Obituaries

May 1, 1937 – September 13, 2020 at the age of 83 years
September 11, 1939 – September 11, 2020 at the age of 81 years
February 19, 1955 – September 07, 2020 at the age of 65 years William Arthur Reimche, born in Penticton BC on February 19th, 1955, left us suddenly, and much too soon on September 7th, 2020. Bill is predeceased by his father Arthur Reimche and both his mother and father in law Una and Charlie Duncan. He will be profoundly missed by his loving wife of 40 years Gail Reimche and there two children Kari Arruda
July 21, 1937 – September 6, 2020 at the age of 83 years Due to the exceptional circumstances of this year, there will be a virtual celebration of life in the near future. For information on the date, time and virtual platform for the celebration of life, please reach out via email to: tclaptop@shaw.ca Dorothy “Audrey” Chrunik, age 83, passed away the same way she lived most of her life, with a smile on her
June 25, 1938 – September 6, 2020 at the age of 82 years:   Ronald was the youngest grandson of Samuel Polson a prominent figure in the early 20th century days of the Okanagan. Sam donated land for Polson Park in Vernon and the Hospital there as well. Ron was born in Vancouver on 25 June 1938 to Kathleen Isabel Polson (Sam’s youngest daughter) and Edward William Harries. He graduated from Lord Byng High School in
May 27, 1937 – September 4, 2020 at the age of 83 years
March 22, 1939 – September 2, 2020 at the age of 81 years
July 5, 1942 – September 2, 2020 at the age of 78 years
Sept. 21, 1936 – Aug. 31, 2020 at the age of 83 years:   “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 Edward (Eling) van der Zweep  (formerly of Stonewall MB, recently of Salmon Arm, BC)  passed away on Monday, August 31 at the age 83.  Ed leaves to mourn; his children, their spouses and families:  Greg & Sandi – Robert, Kathy, Eddy, David; Val &
August 6, 1926 – August 28, 2020 at the age of 94 years
September 30, 1934 – August 24, 2020 at the age of 85 years
February 21, 1937 – August 23, 2020 at the age of 83 years
August 5, 1925 – August 23, 2020 at the age of 95 years
September 13, 1931 – August 22, 2020 at the age of 88 years It is with great sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of Ben Forrisdahl of Celista, BC on August 22, 2020, surrounded by his wife and family.   Ben was born on September 13, 1931 in Copenhagen, Denmark and emigrated to Canada in 1952. He is survived by his loving wife Donna Jean, of 63 years, their children:  Susanne, Jeanette(Jim), Elisabeth(Danny), Kathleen(Cliff), Stephen(Monica) and
October 22, 1952 – August 22, 2020 at the age of 67 years Susan was born in Prince George.  She lived in Dome Creek, Prince George, Pinchie Bay, Kamloops and spent the last 17 years in Scotch Creek. She was an excellent gardener who spent many happy hours nurturing her garden and plants with a loving touch.  A great amount of her time was spent restoring life to many antiques and articles to be appreciated
May 10, 1951 – August 18, 2020 at the age of 69 years
February 16, 1938 – August 16, 2020 at the age of 82 years
November 23, 1936 – August 16, 2020 at the age of 83 years
February 14, 1938 – August 15, 2020 at the age of 82 years
January 28, 1945 – August 13, 2020 at the age of 75 years
July 31, 1932 – August 11, 2020 at the age of 88 years Rosemarie Gisela Breymann born in (Dutch) Indonesia July 31, 1932, lived through a historical time. When WW2 broke out she and her family were sent to Internment camps, mother/children on one island, father on another island. One year later, the Japanese took them to Japan, where they lived until 1947; then taken by the Americans in a transport carrier ship to Germany, where
February 19, 1930 – August 8, 2020 at the age of 90 years
August 24, 1928 – August 6, 2020 at the age of 91 years
March 15, 1955 – August 6, 2020 at the age of 65 years
March 31, 1940 – August 5, 2020 at the age of 79 years On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, with close family by his side, Ronn died as he had lived: with quiet self-determination, good-natured intelligence, and a generosity of spirit to all around him. Ronn had enjoyed a long career working with IBM out of Vancouver where he was born.  After an early retirement, he and wife Deirdre moved to Salmon Arm in the early
March 27, 1921 – August 3, 2020 at the age of 99 years  
January 14, 1946 – July 26, 2020 at the age of 74 years
September 15, 1944 – July 26, 2020 at the age of 75 years The family of Sheila Read is saddened to announce her passing on July 26, 2020. She will always be remembered with love by her dear husband Beverley, her son Darren and partner Denise, her four grandchildren, Kayla, Renae, Rebecca, and Corbin, and her great-grandson Benjamin. There are also many nieces, nephews, and cousins from England, Medicine Hat, Alberta, and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
February 14, 1921 – July 24, 2020 at the age of 99 years: The family of Fredrick William Wood is saddened to announce the passing of Fred, early Friday morning of July 24th, 2020, at the age of 99 years. Fred was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on February 14th, 1921.  He found his love in Fort St John, B.C. and married her in 1969. Emma and Fred were married 51 years and resided in Salmon
June 16, 1945 – July 23, 2020 at the age of 75 years Anita Dehod passed away on July 23rd, 2020 at the age of 75 years old. Anita is survived by her husband Nestor, two sons Kevin and Arron, daughter in-laws Martina and Jen, grandchildren Jenna, Cole, Aiden and with another grandchild on the way.  Anita was born in Vermillion, Alberta on June 16th, 1945.  She moved to Edmonton, Alberta and became a registered
June 19, 1960 – July 23, 2020 at the age of 60 years
August 21, 1940 – July 19, 2020 at the age of 79 years 43 years as a Gary and Susan team – the last 6 months even more so. Daughters and sons in law were cheerleaders, and granddaughters extended joy. Multiple doctors joined the cancer fight. Grateful thanks also to paramedics, pharmacists and all the nurses who are ‘angels walking among us’ including palliative (Hospice).  Gary fell for Susan at Nabob Foods, and we joked
July 10, 1959 – July 15, 2020 at the age of 61 years
May 14, 1943 – July 13, 2020 at the age of 77 years: Karen Keehn passed away at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops BC on July 13, 2020 at the age of 77 years. Karen was born in Calgary, AB. When Karen was 15 years old, they moved to Salmon Arm and that Is where she met Dwane Keehn and they got married in 1961. They had two children Vicky and Darcy. Karen was predeceased by
April 7, 1947 – July 11, 2020 at the age of 73 years
October 9, 1923 – July 10, 2020 at the age of 96 years
December 29, 1924 – July 9, 2020 at the age of 95 years
June 28, 1928 – July 9, 2020 at the age of 92 years
July 8, 1927 – July 8, 2020 on his 93rd Birthday –  It is with heavy hearts and much sadness we announce the passing of our father & grandfather Roy Pigeon on his 93rd birthday, July 8, with his family by his side. Roy was born in Drumheller in 1927 and moved to Jasper in 1954 where he met and married Marg.  Together they raised five children.  After 30 years with Alberta Power, Dad retired and
August 9, 1954 – July 7, 2020 at the age of 65 year  
August 27, 1941 – July 6, 2020 at the age of 78 years: Norman Allen was born in Nelson B.C. on August 27th 1941 and passed away at the Salmon Arm hospital on July 6th 2020 from advanced Prostate cancer. He is survived by sons Steven and Richard. His wife Karin Allen passed in 2010. Norm grew up in Nelson and Creston B.C. He did a stint in the armed forces in the early sixties
April 03, 1939 – July 4, 2020 at the age of 81 years It is with profound sadness that we share with you the passing of Jim Carter. Jim is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 59 years, Elaine. He is also survived by his daughter, Brenda (Kipp) and son, Jim (Andy), sister Diane, and extended family. Dad had a zest for life. A love of animals, motorcycles and the outdoors fed
May 31, 1942 – July 4, 2020 at the age of 78 years
April 30, 1937 – July 2, 2020 at the age of 83 years
June 9, 1923 – June 30, 2020 at the age of 97 years Muriel passed away, with her daughter Judy and Chaplin Vicki by her side, at the age of 97 years in Good Samaritan Hillside Care.  She was born in Salmon Arm, BC, one of 10 children, to Herbert and Martha Evans. Muriel was predeceased by her husband Frank.  She is survived by her son Nick(Susan), grandchildren Briano and Tamara, her daughter Judy Barillaro,
April 25, 1947 – June 30, 2020 at the age of 73 years Wayne was born on April 25, 1947 in New Westminster, BC and pass on June 30, 2020 in Vernon, BC. Wayne will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn, son Jess (Jan) and granddogs Willow and Cash, son Travis (Corinne) and granddaughter Abigail as well as numerous extended family and friends.  He leaves us all a
May 31, 1933 – June 29, 2020 at the age of 87 years:     We are sad to announce that Peter Niessen passed away peacefully on June 29, 2020 in Sorrento, BC at the age of 87.  He was born May 31, 1933 in the Ukraine and came to Canada in 1948 where he became a Canadian citizen on December 22, 1960.  He leaves behind Susie, his loving wife of 63 years, his children Gary
August 12, 1934 – June 29, 2020 at the age of 85 years  
August 12, 1960 – June 27, 2020 at the age of 59 years
July 21, 1936 – June 25, 2020 at the age of 83 years  
December 30, 1966 – June 25, 2020 at the age of 53 years
October 5, 1950 – June 20, 2020 at the age of 69 years: It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Sydney (Sipke) Samplonius on June 20, 2020 in Kamloops, B.C. Sydney was born in Sneek, Netherlands on October 5, 1950 and immigrated with his family to Canada where they eventually settled on Sumas Prairie near Abbotsford, B.C. After marrying his wife Mary in 1977, adventures led them to the Douglas
April 14, 1940 – June 17, 2020 at the age of 80 years
February 26, 1931 – June 17, 2020 at the age of 89 years  
December 24, 1939 – June 16, 2020 at the age of 80 years: Remembering Grant Sadly, our Dad, Grant Edward Nachtigall, left us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Born and raised in the town of Steep Rock, MB – he was a talented handy-man, avid outdoorsman, and hard-core hockey fan. At the age of 17 he moved to Binscarth, MB to finish his education where he met his high school sweetheart, Dawn. Following Dad’s career
January 11, 1925 – June 16, 2020 at the age of 95 years  
October 20, 1930 – June 15, 2020 at the age of 89 years
July 22, 1939 – June 15, 2020 at the age of 80 years
December 26, 1951 – June 14, 2020 at the age of 68 years
August 20, 1932 – June 13, 2020 at the age of 87 years
February 26, 1947 – June 12, 2020 at the age of 73 years
June 11, 1963 – June 10, 2020 at the age of 56 years  
July 12, 1937 – June 10, 2020 at the age of 82 years
December 11, 1929 – June 10, 2020 at the age of 90 years It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bruno Holenstein loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle, volunteer and friend on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 90 years of age. Bruno was born in Switzerland and married his sweetheart Clara in 1958 before moving to Canada. Residing in Terrace where Bruno had his own electrical company. He retired to
April 7, 1942 – June 9, 2020 at the age of 78 years
September 14, 1929 – June 7, 2020 at the age of 90 years Born in Edmonton, AB and passed away at Salmon Arm, BC.  When Lalita was born, women were not persons under the law and the Great Depression began. Society’s structures and expectations at the time limited girls’ opportunities and dreams.  At 18 Lalita was forced into a violent marriage. When she escaped with two small sons and daughter, she battled stereotypes and ignorance. 
July 24, 1952 – June 7, 2020 at the age of 67 years His journey was long fought and we feel relief that his is finally pain free.  He leaves behind his three sisters: Rory, Kenora (Darcy), Lynda (Chris) and his brother Kelly (Wendy) and their families to join his parents Garth and Jean and his little brother Darcy. He not only endured many trials and tribulations throughout his life but he conquered them.  He
November 16, 1931 – June 6, 2020 at the age of 88 years It is with great sorrow that the family of Kathereen Kate (Katie) announce her passing on June 6th, 2020 at 88 years of age. Katie was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, David Ernest Shunter (Dave), by a few short weeks. The family and friends of Katie and Dave take comfort in the fact that they are together again. Katie Shunter
March 8, 1937 – June 5, 2020 at the age of 83 years With profound sadness we announce the passing of Joan Lemke on June 5, 2020; she died peacefully at Piccadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm, British Columbia at the age 83.  She was a great Woman, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother born on March 8, 1937 in Saskatchewan, the daughter of the late Ezra and Beatrice Hubbard. She leaves behind a family that she
June 24, 1931 – June 4, 2020 at the age of 88 years Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date. With heavy hearts our family announces the passing of our mother, Ramona, at the age of 88. Predeceased by her husband Heinz, Son Roderick, Daughter Laurel (Dennis), siblings Norman, Evelyn and Keith (Betty). Left to mourn are sons Derrick and Russell, (Trish), grandchildren Reannan, Sarah, (Josh), James, Laura, and great grandchildren Alexa, Azaria,
June 4, 1946 – June 4, 2020 at the age of 74 years
November 2, 1963 – June 4, 2020 at the age of 56 years
August 14, 1941 – May 31, 2020 at the age of 78 years
March 8, 1929 – May 31, 2020 at the age of 91 years Alois Bauer passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at the Shuswap Lake Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC, at the age of 91. Al is survived by Edith Bauer, his beloved wife of 64 years, his 3 sons:  Edwin, Alan, and Ralph and their families. Details for a Celebration of Life will be provided at a later date.
February 1, 1931 – May 26, 2020 at the age of 89 years David Edwin Coupland passed away at Mt. Ida Mews Home, Salmon Arm, BC, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at the age of 89. David was born in Calgary, AB to Jim and Dorothy Coupland February 1, 1931. Left to mourn David is his beloved wife Anne Coupland of 55 years, his 5 children, 6 stepchildren, 22 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. David retired
July 10, 1935 – May 24, 2020 at the age of 84 years: It is with much sadness that we the family announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our father, brother and much loved grandfather, HOWARD TRASK in Enderby, B.C. on May 24, 2020. Howard was born in Meadow Lake, Sask. living on the family farm in Rapid View, Sask., just outside of Meadow Lake.   He relocated to Quesnel, B.C. at an early age
August 27, 1922 – May 23, 2020 at the age of 97 years Gertrude Melitta Aiple, nee Paschek, passed away peacefully on May 23rd, 2020 at the age of 97.  Gertrude was born and raised in Romania.  Her young adult life was challenging when living in Germany during WW2 but she never lived in fear.  She immigrated to Canada in 1956, travelling from the east and settling in Vancouver to raise her family.  In 1989
July 23, 1952 – May 22, 2020 at the age of 67 years: It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Timms announces his passing on May 22, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born on July 23, 1952 to Joan & Ev Timms in Edmonton, AB. He moved with his family at a young age to Clinton, BC where he grew up with a fondness for the outdoors &
April 12, 1920 – May 19, 2020 at the age of 100 years Joyce Marie Jupp (Butlin) passed away on May 19, 2020.  She had just celebrated her 100th birthday on April 12 of this year. Joyce was born in St. Albans, England and came as a young child with her parents to Canada.  They lived in Fort Steele before moving to Nakusp in 1928 and then to New Denver in 1938.  She received her
July 29, 1950 – May 17, 2020 at the age of 69 years
April 12, 1967 – May 17, 2020 at the age of 53 years
December 7, 1947 – May 16, 2020 at the age of 72 years
April 19, 1937 – May 14, 2020 at the age of 83 years It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather on May 14, 2020, at the age of 83. Ken was born on April 19, 1937 on a farm in a rural area of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, later, he moved into the town of Shaunavon where he grew up.  He met and married Eileen
June 23, 1953 – May 6, 2020 at the age of 66
April 22, 1935 – May 6, 2020, at the age of 85 years It is with saddened hearts that our family announces the passing of our mother Barbara Thompson at the age of 85. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thelma and Ross May, also by her Sister Marilyn May Peacock. Also, by her first Husband Jim Drew and her second husband Clayton Thompson. Barb is survived by her 4 children, daughters Jami,
October 8, 1935 – May 6, 2020 at the age of 84 years
May 31, 1930 – May 5, 2020 –  at the age of 89 years Fred Anthony Kotowsky (89 years old), passed away May 5, 2020 at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC. He was the husband/widower of Delia “Della” Kotowsky. They shared 59 years of marriage together. Fred was born in Minitonas, Manitoba and lived out his childhood on the family farm in Benito, Manitoba. He was the son of Anthony and Anna Kotowsky. He
April 17, 1929 – May 5, 2020 –  at the age of 91 years: George Stanley Pollard, 91 passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 5 2020.  Stan was born in Vank Leek Hill Ontario as the youngest of 8 children. He travelled west to Southern Alberta by railcar as a teenager to work as a farmhand. Moving to Slave Lake, Alberta Stan worked in forestry before starting his career in the mechanical field. He was
December 7, 1939 – May 5, 2020 at the age of 80 years   
July 6, 1937 – May 5, 2020, at the age of 82 years: Private family interment  Bob passed away May 5th, 2020 after suffering  from cancer   Missing him but carrying him in their hearts forever his wife Greta of 31 years, one daughter Catherine (Robin) three sons Steven (Louise), Ken, Tony (Chris) grandchildren, Brody, Keith, Felicia,  Kevin, Tessa, Alyssa and Tyra, great grandchildren Emily and Max. Bob and Greata  moved from Vancouver to the Shuswap
December 20, 1944 – May 5, 2020 at the age of 75 years
December 13, 1936 – May 3, 2020,  at the age of 83 years: First born son of John and Thelma December 13, 1936 in Kamloops BC, is now rejoicing with his Lord and Saviour.  E.T. went home May 3, 2020 while in Salmon Arm Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Mary (Jack & Martha Woolford), his three cherished daughters, Joanne (Matthew), Shelley and April (Brian). He is also survived by his amazing grandchildren
June 2, 1928 – May 2, 2020, at the age of 91 years Born on June 02 1928 in Vernon to Caroline Emily Wood (nee Wood) and Bernard “Barney” Percival Wood. June’s two brothers, Arthur and Andrew, both died at a young age. From 1910-1943 the family homesteaded in Ewing’s Landing on the Westside of Vernon BC. In 1944 they moved to Powell River and in 1949 June married William Robert (Bob) Harper. Bob and
April 16, 1942 – April 30, 2020,   at the age of 78 years With saddened hearts, the family of Kay Hougen (Hein) announce her passing at the age of 78. Kay was born to George and Anna Hein on the family farm near Osler, SK where she grew up with 11 siblings. She later moved to Kindersley, SK where she met Stan and they raised their family. In 1986 they retired from a successful business
August 27, 1932 – April 28, 2020  at the age of 87 years Clifford James Bear was born August 27th, 1932 at the Bear family farm near Veregin, Saskatchewan. He was the sixth and youngest son of George and Emily Bear. He attended public school in Veregin. Clifford farmed with his family in Veregin until 1955 when he moved north of Whitebeech to the Woody River area of Saskatchewan. There he helped found and establish
May 31, 1927 – April 28, 2020< at the age of 92 years:  Private family service    
February 22, 1936 – April 27, 2020  at the age of 84 years  
September 21, 1929 – April 27, 2020 –  at the age of 90 years Catherine Ruth Jameson (nee Jackson) died peacefully on April 27. She lived her entire 90 years in Salmon Arm. Cathy was born in the Salmon Arm hospital in 1929, the youngest child of 7 of George and Hetty (Syme) Jackson and their only child born in Canada. The Jackson family homesteaded in the Mt. Ida valley. Cathy grew up in a
December 11, 1933 – April 26, 2020 – at the age of 86 years  
July 1, 1940 – April 26, 2020 –  at the age of 79 years: Gary died at the age of 79 on Sunday, April 25 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  He is sorely missed already. Gary was born in Vancouver, BC and lived a large portion of his life there.  He moved to Salmon Arm in 1991.  He made quite a few friends here and had many occupations including and Electrician, Plumber, Mechanic and hobby
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