Obituaries

August 15, 2022

Werk, Allen Wayne

March 31, 1944 – January 23, 2022 at the age of 77 years:      Celebration of Life:  Saturday, August 20, 2022, 2pm at Mabel Lake Provincial Park, 3638 Lumby-Mabel Lake Road, Lumby, BC It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to an amazing man, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, nephew, cousin and uncle.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Wayne worked at
April 1, 1939 – August 14, 2022 at the age of 83 years

August 12, 2022

Feld, Adele

April 27, 1935 – August 12, 2022 at the age of 87 years
July 13, 1950 – August 10, 2022 at the age of 72 years
November 12, 1949 – August 9, 2022 at the age of 72 years
January 26, 1945 – August 9, 2022 at the age of 77 years
February 27, 1945 – August 9, 2022 at the age of 77 years
February 9, 1940 – August 7, 2022 at the age of 82 years:    A celebration of life for Lenore will be held on August 27, 2022 in Silver Creek.  Lenore (“Lenny”) Janzen, age 82 years, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2022 at her residence in Silver Creek, BC.  Lenore was born on February 9, 1940 in Calgary, AB and was the oldest of 5 children.  She later moved with her family to New Westminster, BC
October 17, 1941 – August 5, 2022 at the age of 80 years  
August 22, 1944 – August 5, 2022 at the age of 77 years
April 7, 1949 – August 5, 2022 at the age of 73 years:      On August 5th, 2022 Lorne Martin beat cancer and left this world on his own terms, surrounded by his beautiful loving family.  Lorne started his journey knowing that there is more to life than what we can see and that it doesn’t end in a slow ride in a hearse.  He is survived by his loving wife Darlene of 52
December 18, 1956 – August 4, 2022 at the age of 65 years
November 5, 1925 – August 3, 2022 at the age of 96 years:     It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Clara Adair. She was a loving mother, Aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. Born 5 Nov 1925 to Jack & Jessie (nee Coward) Spick in New Westminster, BC. She passed away on 3 Aug 2022 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital after a brief illness. Predeceased by a
October 15, 1941 – August 1, 2022 at the age of 80 years:      Wayne William Perfitt passed on August 1, 2022 peacefully in Blind Bay, BC, at the age of 80.  He was born in Vancouver, BC and was employed in various sectors such as logging and construction as a crane operator, retiring in 1996.  He was an avid motorcyclist and RVer.  He is survived by his wife Ann, and his four children,
October 28, 1962 – August 1, 2022 at the age of 59 years  
March 21, 1947 – August 1, 2022 at the age of 75 years:      Service will be held in Salmon Arm, BC 1:00 pm, August 26th, 2022 at Fischer’s Funeral Services and Crematorium It is with great sadness the family of Ernest Wayne Hehr mourns his passing. Wayne was born in Medicine Hat, AB to Clarence Ernest and Ruby Lela Hehr. He spent his childhood and teen years between Medicine Hat and his grandparents
June 27, 2018 – July 29, 2022 at the age of 4 years:                   All are welcome to attend Jaxon’s celebration of life on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2:00 in the Gazebo at Prestige Harbourfront Resort Jaxon Conrad Martin Langdon, age 4, passed away on Friday July 29, 2022, at 12:09 am safely cradled in Mother’s Arms, at BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver BC. Jaxon was born on Tuesday
January 9, 1941 – July 27, 2022 at the age of 81 years
February 1, 1927 – July 24, 2022 at the age of 95 years:          A Celebration of Life will be held at River of Life Church in Blind Bay on August 11, at 1:00 pm. following his internment with family and friends:        Irvin A. Thomson of Blind Bay, BC is better known as much-loved “Grandpa” by his 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-greats, “Dad” by his two living
August 31, 1936 – July 24, 2022 at the age of 85 years:      Karl “Captain Karl” Phillip Paulus born August 31, 1936, passed July 24, 2022, peacefully at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm. Karl was survived by his wife (of 60 years) Sharon Paulus, two children, Sandra Paulus of Chase, John (Tracie) Paulus of Blind Bay, four grandchildren Kurt & Brian Reinelt, Hailey & Hannah Paulus, five great grandchildren, two sisters Linda (Art)
July 18, 1926 – July 23, 2022 at the age of 96 years:       MacKenzie, Mary (Kester) born July 18, 1926, died peacefully after a brief illness in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm on July 23, 2022. She is survived by her two sisters Jenny Gill, Victoria (Chris) Compeau, Fairbanks, Alaska, 5 children Colin, Brian, Mike (Kelly), Jackie (Tom), Cliff (Joyce), 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and numerous
October 3, 1940 – July 23, 2022 at the age of 81 years
July 31, 1948 – July 21, 2022 at the age of 73 years:      Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Colleen passed away at her home in Salmon Arm surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her by mother Reita, father Jelmer (Jim), brothers Michael and Patrick and stepbrother, Wayne. Colleen is survived by her loving husband Barry and children Penny, Clane and Britt, as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces,
June 9, 1936 – July 18, 2022 at the age of 86 years

July 15, 2022

Jilek, Johanna

January 15, 1933 – July 15, 2022 at the age of 89 years
March 16, 1991 – July 15, 2022 at the age of 31 years
December 04, 1952 – July 15, 2022 at the age of 69 years     
March 18, 1940 – July 15, 2022 at the age of 82 years:     
September 19, 1945 – July 12, 2022 at the age of 76 years
March 14, 1939 – July 8, 2022 at the age of 83 years:      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm, BC Ernie passed away July 8, 2022, he was born March 14, 1939 in Kerrobert, SK and was one of 13 children. Ernie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Audrey, his daughters Brenda, Chere and Nora, his
September 19, 1943 –  July 7, 2022 at the age of 78 years
July 9, 1932 – July 6, 2022 at the age of 89 years:       Lorne passed away July 6, 2022, at the Salmon Arm Hospital, just 1 day before his 64th wedding anniversary and 3 days prior to his 90th birthday. He was born on the family farm in northern Alberta, the youngest in a family of 4. Most of his working life was spent in retail business – first as owner of
July 05, 2022:      Wilma Jean Menssa, 67 (formerly Howe, maiden name Smith, from Kingston, Ontario) and Kelly Menssa 60, (from North Battleford, Saskatchewan), were suddenly taken too soon in a tragic accident west of Sorrento, BC on Tuesday July 5, 2022. The family is devastated and in shock to lose them so tragically. Kelly and Jean were perfect together and were truly a couple others could learn from. They were loving and patient
November 8, 1944 – July 4, 2022 at the age of 77 years:      van Rijn, Laurie Eva of Canoe, BC, passed away suddenly at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Monday, July 04, 2022 at the age of 77 years young. Laurie is survived by her children: Michelle (Chesley) Gordon, Taunia (Linden) Young, Shawn van Rijn, sister Sandy (Ben) Patterson and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. No formal funeral service will be
April 13, 1931 – July 4, 2022 at the age of 91 years:           A private graveside service will be held for the family. All are invited to Irene’s funeral on Monday, July 11, 2022, 2:30pm at the Salmon Arm Recreation Center, 2600 10th Ave North East, Salmon Arm followed by fellowship and refreshments at the same venue.                            
July 21, 1934 – July 3, 2022 at the age of 87 years
February 14, 1958 – July 3, 2022 at the age of 64 years
October 28, 1942 – July 1, 2022 at the age of 79 years:      A Celebration of Life will be held on 16 July, 2022, at the Evangelical Free Church, Chase, B. C. at 2:00pm with the Rev. Tyler J. R. Harper officiating. With hearts broken into splinters, we, the family of John Benson Casteel announce his passing on 1 July, 2022 in the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice, Kamloops, B. C. John was born on
October 6, 1945 – June 28, 2022 at the age of 76 years
April 25, 1932 – June 27, 2022 at the age of 90 years
April 5, 1936 – June 26, 2022 at the age of 86 years
September 13, 1938 – June 22, 2022 at the age of 83 years:    A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022, 1:00 pm at the 5th Avenue Senior’s Centre, 170 5 Avenue SE, Salmon Arm, BC  It is with sadden hearts that Salmon Arm has lost another Gem of the Shuswap, Lavalle Rose Vanderhoek born in Vernon, BC on September 13, 1938 she passed on June 22, 2022.  Lavalle enjoyed her
March 13, 1924 – June 22, 2022 at the age of 98 years:      With heavy hearts and no small measure of disbelief, we say goodbye to our beloved mother, Frances ‘Shirley’ Lyall. We thought she would live forever, and she almost did. Shirley was born in 1924 in the little town of Birtle, Manitoba, travelling home from the hospital on a blustery March day by horse and buggy. She carved out her youth
March 16, 1973 – June 21, 2022 at the age of 49 years
July 16, 1938 – June 21, 2022 at the age of 83 years
January 3, 1956 – June 19, 2022 at the age of 66 years:      Janice passed away suddenly at home in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 66.  She is survived by her life partner of 50 years, Greg, their children Tyler, (Jennifer), and grandchildren Juniper and Heath; Lindsay, (Robby); and Kayley, (cats).  Janice was born in Winnipeg to parents Lawrence and Ann and grew up wrangling her brothers Larry and Al.  Janice
December 12, 1929 – June 16, 2022 at the age of 92 years:        Family and friends are invited to a ‘Celebration of Life’ at the Enderby Legion on July 5th, 2022 at 2 pm. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vi Green on June 16, 2022, at the age of 92. Vi was predeceased by her husband Joe and daughter Barbara and is survived by sons Jack
August 31, 1958 – June 15, 2022 at the age of 63 years
November 23, 1942 – June 12, 2022 at the age of 79 years
October 21, 1937 – June 11, 2022 at the age of 84 years
June 30, 1934 – June 7, 2022 at the age of 87 years
May 15, 1942 – June 6, 2022 at the age of 80 years
June 2, 1936 – June 3, 2022 at the age of 86 years:    His funeral will be held at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salmon Arm, BC on Monday June 13th at 9:00am Peter Ereth Home Purves was born on June 2nd, 1936, in Lismore, N.S.W, Australia. He was the youngest child of Major William Purves and Robena Purves. He had a joyful childhood growing up with his sister ‘Billie’ in Australia, spending much time
February 4, 1937 – June 1, 2022 at the age of 85 years
January 13, 1932 – June 1, 2022 at the age of 90 years:      Ronald Charles Lamb passed away peacefully in the Shuswap Hospital on June 1st, 2022, after 90 years of life.  He joins his first-born son Douglas, while leaving behind his wife Myrt, five sons, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Ron was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and did many things in life – starting out as a farm hand, then a
April 26, 1942 – June 1, 2022 at the age of 80 years:      This week the Jespersen family said goodbye to a great a man.  Egon Marius Jespersen passed away on June 1st, 2022, at the age of 80 years.  Egon was born on April 26th, 1942, in Fyn, Denmark, the second of three children to Christian and Clara Jespersen.  At the age of 11 he immigrated to Canada with his family, travelling
June 23, 1929 – June 1, 2022 at the age of 92 years:      There will be a graveside service in Penticton in June 2022, date to be determined. Yvonne Murray passed away at the age of 92 in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm BC on June 1st, 2022. Yvonne was born in Mazeond Saskatchewan on June 23, 1929. Predeceasing Yvonne is her husband Kenneth Murray, son Clifford Murray, great granddaughter Angeline Selluski and siblings
March 31, 1963 – May 28, 2022 at the age of 59 years
October 13, 1931 – May 25, 2022 at the age of 90 years:      We regretfully announce the passing of Shirley Eileen Cumberland at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on May 25, 2022.  Shirley was born on October 13, 1931, to William Leslie and Frances May Fraser in Vancouver and was the eldest of four children. She was educated in Maple Ridge and Kamloops and joined the RCAF in 1951.  She married Richard Cumberland in
December 9, 1938 – May 24, 2022 at the age of 83 years:    In Loving Memory It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Jenny Bowser at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital with her long-time friends Alice Broeder and Irene Midzain by her side. Born to Ukrainian parents John and Katherine Moroz. She is survived by her “hubby” Dick (Richard) Bowser. Mom will be deeply missed by daughters who are located across
September 16, 1937 – May 23, 2022 at the age of 84 years:      Donna Lorraine Houda, age 84, passed away on May 23, 2022.  She was born September 16, 1937 in Pincher Creek, AB to Manley and Yvonne Robertson.  She was married to the love of her life, Joseph Alexander Houda in July 1955 who preceded her in death in 2010.  Donna and Joe lived many years at Adams Lake.  There they raised
July 8, 1951 – May 22, 2022 at the age of 70 years
May 1, 1939 – May 20, 2022 at the age of 83 years
March 3, 1935 – May 18, 2022 at the age of 87 years:      A celebration of life will be held later this summer; all who knew him are invited to join. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gerald Frederick Flucke on May 18th, 2022 at the age of 87.  Gerry was predeceased by his wife Kathleen and survived by his daughters Kim of Quesnel, Kelly of Vernon,
February 14, 1936 – May 18, 2022 at the age of 86 years:      Our family is sad to announce that Tjac passed at Mt Ida Mews on May 18 ,2022 with Laurene at his side and friend Lou. He is survived by his loving wife Laurene, stepdaughter Laurie (Shelton) and grandson Isaak who he adored. Tjac had a career of 25 years in RCAF, many years overseas where he was a member of
August 31, 1935 – May 18, 2022 at the age of 86 years
October 17, 1985 – May 17, 2022 at the age of 36 years:        Obituary to follow
May 29, 1943 – May 15, 2022 at the age of 78 years              It is with great sadness the family of Joseph (Joe) Robert Rivard announce his passing on May 15, 2022 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Joe was born in 1943 in Innisfail Alberta. In 1978 Joe was transferred from Victoria to Salmon Arm to take up the role of Sheriff, serving the North Okanagan region until
April 10, 1936 – May 15, 2022 at the age of 86 years:      A celebration of life will be held in her memory June 20, 2022 at the Prestige Inn in Salmon Arm at 1:00 Louisa Zazulak passed suddenly on May 15, 2022, at the age of 86 years.  She moved from Prince George to Salmon Arm more than 20 years ago. She was an active life member of the SPCA, loved playing
September 10, 1951 – May 14, 2022 at the age of 70 years
December 18, 1979 – March 23, 2022 at the age of 42 years:       Patrick passed away March 23, 2022, at Nazko, BC at the age of 42 years.  He was born December 18, 1979, in Salmon Arm, BC where he was raised.  Patrick leaves to mourn; his wife Ronnie, two children Kaine and Acadia, parents Pat and Laura, brother Wade (Sarah), sister Tracy (Ryan), nephew Trentyn and niece Rayla and mother-in-law Debbie
August 8, 1927 – May 10, 2022 at the age of 94 years
June 12, 1943 – May 7, 2022 at the age of 78 years:      It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Lawrence Howard on May 7, 2022 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 78. He was predeceased by his parents Lawrence and Sheila Howard, sister Celia and brother in law Don. Lawrence is survived by his beloved wife Darlene of 55 years,
September 26, 1953 – May 6, 2022 at the age of 68 years
September 28, 1927 – May 5, 2022 at the age of 94 years:      It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Annabelle Carol Jones, May 5, 2022 in Salmon Arm, BC. Anne was the youngest child of Anna and Dan Rake’s nine children.  She was born at home on the farm two miles west of Donalda, Alberta on September 28, 1927. She married her devoted husband James (Jim) Jones
April 30, 1934 – May 4, 2022 at the age of 88 years
August 3, 1939 – May 4, 2022 at the age of 82 years
December 22, 1934 – May 3, 2022 at the age of 87 years
February 24, 1927 – April 30, 2022 at the age of 95 years:         A memorial reception will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 1 – 3 pm, at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave., SW, (turn off at Salmon River Road)        In loving memory of our dear father. He was born February 24, 1927, and passed away on April 30, 2022, to join his wife of 58 years,
May 13, 1947 – April 29, 2022 at the age of 74 years:      In loving memory of my mother Evelyn Jean Marie Marchiel. She was born May 13, 1947, and passed away on April 29, 2022, in Salmon Arm, BC. Mom is leaving behind her partner Rod, son Justin (Diana), and her 2 grandchildren, as well as many extended family members. Evelyn grew up in a Montmartre, Saskatchewan. After graduation she moved to
March 10, 1982 – April 25, 2022 at the age of 40 years
June 6, 1949 – April 24, 2022 at the age of 72 years
November 1, 1972 – April 17, 2022 at the age of 49 years
December 2, 1936 – April 15, 2022 at the age of 85 years:         In Loving Memory of Raymond Robert Moser, we are saddened to announce his passing on April 15, 2022 at the age of 85 in Kelowna, BC. Bob was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan on December 2, 1936. He is predeceased by his father, Antone and step-mother Mary, his much beloved wife and mother of his children Grace “Bernice”, sisters Shirley(Scotty)
October 29, 1952 – April 15, 2022 at the age of 69 years:        Celebration of Life: Saturday, May 28, 2022, 1pm – 2251 40 Street SE, Salmon Arm, BC        Layne’s life journey began on October 29, 1952 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan and ended much too soon, on “Not-So-Good-Friday” April 15, 2022. He was the second son of Maurice and Ida Letourneau, and a brother to Wayne. He was predeceased by his
September 24, 1941 – April 13, 2022 at the age of 80 years
August 1, 1927 – April 13, 2022 at the age of 94 years
October 27, 1948 – April 12, 2022 at the age of 73 years:                                                                                                                              
September 3, 1939 – April 11, 2022 at the age of 82 years:       JoAnne Marjorie Groves departed this life on April 11, 2022. Born in Toronto on September 3rd, 1939, daughter of Charlotte and Bernard Groves (predeceased), she grew up in Toronto and then north of Orillia, Ontario. Missed by her partner Jack Lewis, Celista, BC, her daughters Heather Dix, Orillia, ON and Melissa (Norm) Hodges, Vancouver, BC, sister Joy Robinson (Rob

April 11, 2022

Tyls, Jirina

April 10, 1944 – April 11, 2022 at the age of 78 years
July 23, 1940 – April 11, 2022 at the age of 81 years:          A celebration of life will be held Saturday May 14, 2022, 1:30pm at Lion’s Manor in Sorrento, BC.                          In life, we loved you dearly, in death we love you still.                        In our hearts you hold a
August 11, 1938 – April 10, 2022 at the age of 83 years
July 20, 1934 – April 7, 2022 at the age of 87 years
September 12, 1954 – April 6, 2022 at the age of 67 years:
June 15, 1935 – April 5, 2022 at the age of 86 years:            It is with great sadness and fond memories that we announce the passing of Lawrence Joseph Filiatrault at 86 years of age at Shuswap Lake General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Lawrence was born in Maillardville to Leo and Mary Rose Filiatrault. The family moved to Quesnel where Lawrence spent his formative years and started school. He
March 25, 1931 – April 5, 2022 at the age of 91 years:        Shirley Jean Halverson passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on April 05, 2022, at the age of 91. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Gordon Halverson and is survived by her son Bruce (Shelly) Halverson, daughters Lisa (Ben) Honcoop, Gayle (Chris) Johnson, her much loved grandchildren & great grandchildren, and by her brother, George Healy of Langley,
May 29, 1942 – April 5, 2022 at the age of 79 years
April 27, 1939 – April 4, 2022 at the age of 82 years:      There will be a Celebration of Life and reception at Fishers Funeral Service on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2pm.   With great sadness, we announce the passing of Donald McVicar (Mac) Esselmont on April 4, 2022 at 82 years old in Salmon Arm, BC.  Born on April 27, 1939 in Stewart, BC he was well known for his fun loving
April 16, 1938 – April 3, 2022 at the age of 83 years
June 23, 1949 – April 3, 2022 at the age of 72 years:         It’s with immense heartbreak that we announce the passing of a most exceptional woman of the Shuswap. Bunny is preceded by her parents John, Edith Whitehead and brother Ernest. Survived by brothers Joe, Jack, Carl and Kahn.  Bunny is well known in her community as a generous and unstoppable caregiver, living her life in dedication to her family
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