Obituaries

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Schierbeck, Ian Carl

September 17, 1940 – November 16, 2019
at the age of 79 years

Open House, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 1-4 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ian Carl Schierbeck.  Dad died peacefully with family by his side on November 16, 2019 after his short battle with cancer.  Dad was predeceased by both his parents, John and Elizabeth and by his wife Donna.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The Family would like to send out a big thank you to Dr. Mike Skubiak, the community care nurses and care aides, along with the Bastion Care facility staff.  We appreciate all the care and compassion you provided during our Dads time of need.

An Open House will be held at Fischer’s Funeral Home on Tuesday November 26 from 1-4PM. 

An open mic will be available, and the family would be grateful to anyone who would like to say some words or share some stories.

Dad was a big supporter of The Salvation Army and The Second Harvest Food Bank in Salmon Arm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to those causes would be greatly appreciated.

 

Friesen, Donald Harry “Don”

September 17, 1942 – November 15, 2019
at the age of 77 years

A celebration of life has been planned for Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11 am at Sorrento Memorial Hall.

Donald Harry Friesen passed away peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the age of 77. He will be missed by the love of his life, Margo Friesen, daughters Sherry (Steve) Knoppers, Corinna Friesen, stepdaughters Karen Saunders, Lori (Mark) Kelly, and Tara (Logan) Burns, grandchildren Selina Kelly, Sierra Fitch, Jordyn Knoppers, Robyn Fitch, Jacob Knoppers, and Brandi Fitch. He is also survived by his brother Jack Friesen and sister Anne (Norm) Moffat. He is remembered for his love of life and how much he loved to laugh. His faith in God shaped how he lived and was evident by the way he cared for everyone around him. If you wish to contribute to Don’s legacy, his wishes were to further the kingdom of God. Donations can be made to the Gideons, Samaritan’s Purse, the Canadian Sunday School Mission, or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life has been planned for Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11 am at Sorrento Memorial Hall.

 

Paulsen, Virginia Anne

March 9, 1924 – October 19, 2019
at the age of 95 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2:00 pm, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1981 9 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC, Reverend Ena van Zoeren officiating

Anne passed away peacefully in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the age of 95 years.  she was born to Roy and Rose Winslow in Prince Rupert, BC on March 9, 1924.
Anne is survived by her daughters Ginny-Lou (Jack) Alexander and Fran Porteous, sons Russ (Lotty) Paulsen and Mark (Petra) Daniel, grandchildren Heather (David) Robinson, Tricia Davis, Rob Davis, Anita Paulsen, Ben Paulsen and Jennifer Paulsen, as well as two great grandsons Ty and Sean Davis.
Anne was an avid gardener from the time she was very young, and marrying Don, an Alberta farmer, on October 31, 1945 allowed her to realize her desire to grow beautiful flowers and vegetable gardens wherever she lived.  The exception to that was the eleven years she spent as a storekeeper in Lone Butte – the climate there was not hospitable to growing dahlias and gladiolas!

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