Obituaries

September 21, 1924 – October 12, 2021 at the age of 97 years
December 7, 1953 – October 8, 2021 at the age of 67 years It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of Dale Curtis Thorson on October 8th, 2021 at the age of 67. Dale was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on December 7th, 1953.  He had a huge heart of gold and lived life to the fullest….  His greatest treasure was his family especially his grand children.  He had a need for
October 6, 1930 – October 7, 2021 at the age of 91 years
July 22, 1959 – October 4, 2021 at the age of 62 years
December 8, 1931 – October 4, 2021 at the age of 89 years
July 5, 1945 – October 2, 2021 at the age of 76 years
September 8, 1922 – October 2, 2021 at the age of 99 years
August 3, 1936 – October 1, 2021 at the age of 85 years
November 25, 1935 – September 29, 2021 at the age of 85 years
March 7, 1948 – September 26, 2021 at the age of 73 years: Morley “Wayne” McGill, 73, passed away suddenly on September 26, 2021 at his home in Salmon Arm, BC. Wayne was born on March 7, 1948 to Joan and Morley McGill in Winnipeg. After graduating from high school in Carman, Manitoba in 1966, he went on to study Civil Engineering at MIT. After graduation, Wayne landed his first job with Manitoba Hydro, kicking
April 22, 1938 – September 24, 2021 at the age of 83 years
January 19, 1953 – September 26, 2021 at the age of 68 years
October 18, 1922 – September 24, 2021 at the age of 98 years Celebration of Life:  Friday, October 1, 2021, 1:00 p.m.    Gardom Lake Bible Camp, 651 Glenmary Road, Enderby, BC On the afternoon of September 24th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. our Dad, Paul Samuel Schlitt, slipped quietly into the presence of his “Wonderful LORD and Heavenly Father”, that is how his prayers always started for as long as we can remember.  He was
December 14, 1952 – September 23, 2021 at the age of 68 years
April 23, 1928 – September 20, 2021 at the age of 93 years
July 18, 1941 – September 19, 2021 at the age of 80 years
December 20, 1944 – September 18, 2021 at the age of 76 years
May 22, 1931 – September 14, 2021 at the age of 90 years
November 12, 1939 – September 13, 2021 at the age of 81 years
June 13, 1954 – September 12, 2021 at the age of 67 years: It is with great sadness we announce that Gary A. Gerlinsky (Salmon Arm, BC), passed away on September 12, 2021, at the age of 67.  Gary is survived by his wife Rose, son Ajay (Caylee), daughter Joy (Ross), 3 grandaughters and a grandson. Gary was born in Thunder Bay Ontario,and is predeceased by his parents Mabel and Arnold. He was loved by
August 2, 1923 – September 12, 2021 at the age of 98 years:   It is with profound sadness that the family of Helga Burdeniuk announces her passing at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, BC on September 12, 2021.  Helga was predeceased by her husband John in 2009, and by her 15 siblings, 4 who died in infancy.  Helga is survived by her three sons Ernest (Cathy), Eugene (Robyn) & Dwayne (Liz),7 grandchildren & 7
August 17, 1972 – September 6, 2021 at the age of 49 years
July 7, 1929 – September 5, 2021 at the age of 92 years Sophie Oshanek (nee Blahut) passed away peacefully September 5, 2021, in Vernon, BC. Sophie was predeceased by her parents, Peter, Pelagia, and stepmother Nettie, her sister Kay (Bill), brothers Nick (Pearl), Bill (Doris), Peter (Anne), Fred (Jean), Alex (Marge), Harry (Kay), Ed (Gladys), Frank (Jean) and her granddaughter Betty-Lou. She is survived by her children: David, Dennis (companion Kim), Sandra (Harry), Cheryl,
August 17, 1932 – September 1, 2021 at the age of 89 years Larry Charles Larkam passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on September 1, 2021.  Larry was born at the Calgary General Hospital on August 17, 1932.  Larry is survived by his two sons, Randy (Catharine) and Brian (Michelle), both of Calgary, his six grandchildren, Elisha, Mackenzie, Austyn, Taylor, Jessica and Sheila, as well as four great grandchildren, Avery, Rowan, Mason and
March 27, 1944 – August 29, 2021 at the age of 77 years A celebration of life will be held at the Sunnybrae Senior’s Hall on September 18, 2021, 2pm. Maddie was born in England, raised in Windsor, ON and moved to Tappen, BC in 1994. She was predeceased by her parents Mary and Lyle Story and son Michael Anger.  She is survived by her husband Dave Welch, daughter Jodie St. Antoine, sons Mark Anger,
July 12, 1923 – August 29, 2021 at the age of 98 years
May 2, 1952 – August 29, 2021 at the age of 69 years
December 19, 1932 – August 28, 2021 at the age of 88 years Hazel Norine Burden (neé Loewen) passed away August 28, 2021 at the age of 88. Predeceased by husband James (Jim) in 2015 and daughter Carol in 2014, Norine will be missed by son Dan (Catherine) and grandchildren Alexander and Liz. Born in Hepburn, SK, and raised in Aldergrove, BC, Norine taught elementary school for over 35 years, in Clinton, Prince George, Langley
Mar 5, 1934 – August 27, 2021 at the age of 87 years
July 7, 1932 – August 26, 2021 at the age of 89 years With profound sadness the Pelle family announces the passing of Frank on August 26, 2021, at the age of 89. Frank was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be forever missed by his wife Peggy of 40 years, 4 children:  Linda (Lyle), James, Frankie and David, stepchildren: Norman, Pat (Sheila), Dennis (Barb), Ken (Corinne), Penny Lee (Jay), 11
A celebration of June’s life will be held Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 2:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, and as well as in her hometown of London, Ontario at a date and time to be determined. It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of June Junko LeClair, nee Wakabayashi, on the evening of August 25th, 2021, at the age of 70.  June fought a courageous battle with cancer over
November 17, 1955 – August 25, 2021 at the age of 65 years
March 11, 1931 – August 24, 2021 at the age of 90 years
June 1, 1932 – August 23, 2021 at the age of 89 years Share memories and condolences of Lloyd through the Facebook page link:              (20+) Lloyd Martin Nelson | Facebook  
August 5, 1931 – August 22, 2021 at the age of 90 years In Loving Memory ~ (1931-2021) It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our loving Grandma on August 22, 2021. She was predeceased by her loving husband Gordon and her two children, Garry and Linda, and son-in-law, Les. Grandma and Grandpa spent most of their years together in the Shuswap area of beautiful British Columbia. Golfing, fishing, boating, playing cards
March 12, 1949 – August 21, 2021 at the age of 72 years
November 19, 1963 – August 21, 2021 at the age of 57 years
December 30, 1949 – August 20, 2021 at the age of 71 years
February 20, 1936 – August 19, 2021 at the age of 85 years
January 2, 1965 – August 19, 2021 at the age of 56 years Kent Martin Thomas Schneider was born in Calgary AB to Kenneth & Sharon Schneider. Kent left behind two wonderful children, Breanne Westerhausen Schneider & Daniel Grimes. He is also survived by his mother, Sharon Schneider and his younger siblings, Mark (wife Linda) Schneider and Tami (husband Neal) Calkins and his many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his Girlfriend Anika Moore
May 23, 1934 – August 17, 2021 at the age of 87 years It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hannelore de Dood. She was born in Cologne, Germany in 1934 and passed peacefully with her family by her side on August 17, 2021. She described her life as difficult but interesting and said she overcame many challenges. She is survived by her daughter Heike, grandchildren Dave (Abby), Cheryl (Fred) and Darcy (Trissteen) and five great children.  The Celebration of Life has
August 15, 1929 – August 17, 2021 at the age of 92 years
March 8, 1945 – August 13, 2021 at the age of 76 years ~ Heaven Gained a Beautiful Angel ~ It is with Heavy Hearts we announce the passing of our Beloved Mother, Wife, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Grammy, Great-Grandma and Cherished Friend. Mom passed away peacefully on the morning of August 13th, 2021 at the age of 76 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC. Mom had Metastatic Breast Cancer, along with
July 2, 1933 – August 12, 2021 at the age of 88 years It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Henry Heppner.  Henry is survived by his loving wife Phoebe (Sissons) and six children: Susan (Rick), Leonard (Lydia), Delmer, Linda (Colin), Brad (Crystal), and Phoebe (Steve).  He’s also survived by 16 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Henry was born July 2, 1933, to John and Frieda Heppner
March 5, 1955 – August 12, 2021 at the age of 66 years: Julie passed peacefully at home on August 12, 2021 in Salmon Arm, B.C., with husband Stephen, daughter Leigha, and sister Leanne by her side. Julie was born in 1955 in Revelstoke, BC, the second of four children born to Norbert and Phyllis Stier. Early life in the country set the stage for a lifelong love of nature. Her keen sense of adventure
February 27, 1943 – August 11, 2021 at the age of 78 years
May 23, 1940 – August 11, 2021 at the age of 81 years: Bob passed away peacefully in the Piccadilly Care home, his residence for the past 3 years. He is survived by his wife Roberta (Scotty), sons Rob (Kris), Dave (Geri), Kevin (Lana), stepdaughter Tami, stepson Lon (Yvette) and grandchildren Jessica, Ryan, Curtis, Jenelle, Dylan and Brenna as well as his siblings Phyllis, John, Jim and Rick.    Bob was born in Welland, Ontario
January 9, 1939 – August 8, 2021 at the age of 82 years
October 23, 1933 – August 8, 2021 at the age of 87 years
December 1, 1931 – August 7, 2021 at the age of 89 years: Helen Birrell Boast (nee Cunningham) December 1st, 1931 to August 7, 2021 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mama, at the age of 89 after a short but extremely courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth in 2005. Helen will be remembered as a kind, loyal, brave, loving and beautiful person. She
May 25, 1929 – August 6, 2021 at the age of 92 years
February 6, 1935 – August 3, 2021 at the age of 86 years: In loving memory of Thelma Orlean Paul who passed August 3, 2021 at age 86. She joins her husband of 47 years Arnold Paul. Thelma leaves her children Greg, Charlene, Don and Fred as well as Arnolds children Lynn, Phil, Rick, Sharline, Linda, Lorie and their families. Thelma had ten siblings that she was also very close to. She loved Curling and
June 15, 1940 – August 2, 2021 at the age of 81 years
September 6, 1960 – August 2, 2021 at the age of 60 years
July 4, 1925 – August 1, 2021 at the age of 96 years: Memorial service: 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9th, at Broadview Church, 350 30th St NE, Salmon Arm, BC. Mark 6:31 Jesus says : “Come unto me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” Helen passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on  August 1st, 2021. Age 96 years. She is survived by her husband
December 16, 1940 – July 31, 2021 at the age of 80 years It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Enno Rolf on July 31, 2021 at the age of 80 in Vernon, BC.  Fred was born in Osnabruck, Germany on December 16, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Win Malner Rolf; his children, Annemarie Dillon (Mike), Bridget Rolf, Christopher Rolf, Denise Dober (Ray), Wesley Rolf (Maeghan), and Stephanie
March 17, 1935 – July 30, 2021 at the age of 86 years Frank was born March 17, 1935 in London, ON and left us on July 30, 2021. He is survived by his wife Katie(nee Uren), daughter Bev(Doug) Lillooet, BC, son Jeff(Susan) Phoenix, AZ, brother John of Innisfil, ON,  grandchildren Chris(Melissa)-Lillooet, BC, Devon-Lillooet BC, Jenna-AZ, Jessica-AZ, great grandchildren:  Hunter, Harper and Annalise(Annie)-Lillooet, BC, nephews:  Mike(Kelly), Richard(Jill) and Jim, niece Carrie(Ted) and their families in
June 20, 1951 – July 26, 2021 at the age of 70 years
May 8, 1933 – July 25, 2021 at the age of 88 years Mom was born on May 8, 1933 in Waskateneau, Alberta, a sister for her older brother Cecil. After the tragic loss of their mother Ella, Mom and her siblings which now included baby sister Lynne went to live with various family members on both sides but it was with Auntie Viv and Uncle Wally Trenholm she remembered most fondly. Blue eyes, blond
December 6, 1957 – July 23, 2021 at the age of 63 years A Celebration of Charlotte’s Life will be held at the family home 1105 Grayston Rd in the Deep Creek Valley, Saturday August 14 at 11 am. Please bring your best Charlotte story to share. Lunch and drink will be served. Charlotte was born in Marville, France to Agnes and Norm Cleaver during her dad’s first overseas Canadian Armed Force posting in Belgium.
April 5, 1935 – July 22, 2021 at the age of 86 years With heavy hearts we share the passing of Joeanna Ganet Hazel Goodwin on July 22, 2021.    She is survived by her husband Ted, her children Greg (Beth), Christine (Stuart) and Jan (Sue); her grandchildren Jessica, Evan, and Sydney; her great-grandchildren Desirey, Freya, and Isla; her sister-in-law Gwenn (Frank), Donna, Neila and Perla; and all her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and
August 8, 1934 – July 20, 2021 at the age of 86 years
Decenber 24, 1951 – July 20, 2021 at the age of 69 years
June 20, 1939 – July 20, 2021 at the age of 82 years The Timmis family sadly announces that Lance passed away peacefully in the Salmon Arm Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. He and his contagious sense of humour will be missed. He is survived by his daughters; Tracy Woolford and Kelly Underwood, and his niece & nephews; Amanda, Miles and Jason Timmis. No service to be held.
October 15, 1933 – July 19, 2021 at the age of 87 years
January 15, 1952 – July 19, 2021 at the age of 69 years
August 31, 1936 – July 18, 2021 at the age of 84 years
March 21, 1946 – July 18, 2021 at the age of 75 years
April 22, 1941 – July 17, 2021 at the age of 80 years The funeral/celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11am at Fischer’s Funeral Services.  Due to Co-Vid restrictions there will be no reception. It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Wayne at the age of 80 years.  He leaves behind his wife Judi, son Blaine (Irene), Deanna, chosen daughter Robin (Bob), grandsons
September 4, 1957 – July 9, 2021 at the age of 63 years
Sept. 18, 1940 – July 9, 2021 at the age of 80 years: With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kay Graham at her home in Canoe, BC. She will be missed by those whose lives she has touched. Her special attributes were many but she was especially known for her blueberry pancakes at Griffin Lake. She was happiest when there were children around as they always brought great joy to her. She liked
July 19, 1919 – July 8, 2021 at the age of 101 years
May 24, 1943 – July 7, 2021 at the age of 78 years
April 28, 1943 – July 5, 2021 at the age of 78 years: Robert Martin Noros passed away with his family by his side at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, on Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 78 years. Robert was born in Lulu Island (Ladner) on April 28, 1943 to Bjarne and Margaret Noros (nee Husband).  He lived in Ladner for several years where he enjoyed working with cars.  In recent years he
March 10, 1950 – July 4, 2021 at the age of 71 years
March 6, 1936 – July 3, 2021 at the age of 85 years Marilyn Dolan (Lee) passed away on July 3, 2021, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. She was 85 years young. It would be wrong to say that Marilyn “lost” her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always very determined. When anyone else would have broken, Marilyn stayed strong. Through her, we know what
November 10, 1950 – July 3, 2021 at the age of 70 years
December 2, 1935 – July 2, 2021 at the age of 85 years: With great sadness we announce the passing of Ed Savoie on July 2, 2021. Born in Fisherbranch, Manitoba, he spent early years in B.C., before moving to Nipawin, Saskatchewan.  In 1955, he returned to B.C., where he married and raised his five children, and worked as a railroader.  He met his second wife, Betty in 1990.  After he retired in 2000, they
August 6, 1952 – July 2, 2021 at the age of 68 years
May 7, 1938 – July 1, 2021 at the age of 83 years
June 18, 1970 – July 1, 2021 at the age of 51 years
March 6, 1929 – July 1, 2021 at the age of 92 years We are sad to announce the passing of Geneva “Maxine” (Max) Berry on July 1, 2021 at 92 years of age.  Mom was born on March 6, 1929 in Stettler, Alberta to Forrest and Sylvia Tucker. The youngest of 5 children, they lived on a farm in Endiang, Alberta. In 1943 Mom moved with her parents to BC and in 1948 she moved to Kamloops.
December 23, 1948 – July 1, 2021 at the age of 72 years
October 10, 1938 – June 30, 2021 at the age of 82 years Joan’s celebration of life will be held August 7, 2021 at 11:00 am at 5 Corners Pentecostal Church in Salmon Arm, BC.  Joan was born October 10, 1938 to Arthur and Cora Peacock in Chatham, ON.  Joan grew up in Davidson, SK and lived there until she moved to Salmon Arm, BC in 1990.  This is where she lived until she passed
August 6, 1928 – June 29, 2021 at the age of 92 years
June 18, 1944 – June 28, 2021 at the age of 77 years
May 15, 1961 – June 28, 2021 Celebration of life for Todd will be held July 24, 2021, 3 to 7 PM with a presentation at 4, 2653 Bay Crescent, Blind Bay, BC.  Bring your own chair Todd passed away suddenly at home on June 28, 2021 at the age of 60 years. He is survived by his wife of 12 years Shawna McDonald (Albers); daughters Laticia McDonald, Talyse McDonald & Christina Whitley; granddaughters  Jayden
September 19, 1943 – June 27, 2021 at the age of 77 years
July 21, 1934 – June 26, 2021 at the age of 86 years Donna Marie Zloty-Hartford passed away unexpectedly, although peacefully, on June 26th, 2021, at the age of 86 years. She is survived by her husband, Elgin Hartford, a daughter (Eve) Yvonne Moss, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and a son Sean Zloty and 3 grandchildren. Donna had a very full and exciting long life.  She was a very talented and versatile woman who enjoyed
May 9, 1933 – June 25, 2021 at the age of 88 years
April 21, 1933 – June 25, 2021 at the age of 88 years:   Born in 33, Married at 22, Year of Marriage 55, Years Married 66, Passed at 88 Joyce was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to Letta Jane Wendt and Philip Heiminack Green. Joyce was working in a restaurant when she met then married, at 22, a handsome young military Frenchman, Jacques Jean Dubois – while his unit was stationed at Southport Airfield,
September 3, 1963 – June 24, 2021 at the age of 57 years
February 5, 1973 – June 23, 2021 at the age of 48 years
August 16, 1921 – June 20, 2021 at the age of 99 years Audrey was born August 16, 1921 and passed away June 20, 2021 in Salmon Arm, BC. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce in 1997 and son Michael 2012.  Audrey is survived by loving son Bob (Norma), granddaughter Tina Hansford (Joe) of Calgary AB, daughter-in-law Marlene Fairbairn of Oakville ON, grandsons Jeffery (Jimena) of Boston, USA, David & Michelle of Cholsey, Oxfordshire, UK and 6 great grandchildren Sebastian, Emma, Arabella,
July 4, 1930 – June 20, 2021 at the age of 90 years Barbara was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 4, 1930 and passed away at the age of 90 at Tappen, BC, Canada, June 19, 2021. Barbara was predeceased by her father Reverend William Alexander Brown, mother Isabel Agnes Brown, brother David Brown and daughter Carol Elizabeth Jennings. She is much-loved and dearly missed by her daughter Catherine Vigna, son John Scruton, niece
March 10, 1954 – June 20, 2021 at the age of 67 years
February 4, 1942 – June 19, 2021 at the age of 79 years It is with profound sadness that we announce our mother, Jean Grace Johnson, has gone to be with the Lord. Jean peacefully passed at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 surrounded by the love of her three children. Jean is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Leonard Johnson.  Children: Kathleen (Jeff), Bill (Tamara) and
September 1, 1933 – June 17, 2021 at the age of 87 years Our beloved Mom can finally rest.  She was predeceased by Dad in 2018.  She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Terry(Gina), Glenn(Susan) and Cindy(Gord), her grandchildren: Vanessa, Lindsay, Bonni(Dustin), Tom(Rikki), Charlene(Matt), and Amber(Brady) and her great grandchildren: Lux, Cedar, Lupin, and Ella.  Mom is also survived by her remaining eight siblings. The family wishes to “Thank” all the staff at Mt.
March 21, 1939 – June 14, 2021 at the age of 82 years Doug was born in Garden Bay, BC, the last of 7 siblings and grew up on Salt Spring Island.  After high school, he became a logger.  At the age of 21 he developed Type 1 diabetes.  He attended BCIT and became an accountant.  He worked at Harrison Hot Springs Hotel, then School District 89, and finally CSRD where he held the Treasurer
February 16, 1926 – June 12, 2021 at the age of 95 years Bobbie passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the age of 95 after a brief illness. Born in Biggar, Saskatchewan on February 16, 1926, she lived most of her adult life in Calgary, Vancouver, Merritt and Salmon Arm. She was a generous supporter of numerous charities and a life-long member of the CCF and the NDP. She lived her life with grace and compassion
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