Obituaries

September 1, 1927 – January 15, 2020 at the age of 92 years A Celebration of Wilbert’s life will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC Born September 1, 1927 near Ridgedale SK to Ernest and Irene Stewart. Wilbert passed away on January 15, 2020.  Wilbert was predeceased  by his wife of 62 years, Shirley, in 2017 and is survived by
November 9, 1941 – February 17, 2020 at the age of 78 years    
June 15, 1933 – February 16, 2020 at the age of 86 years John was born June 15, 1933 at Beavermouth, BC and passed away February 16, 2020 at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, BC  He is survived by his wife Joyce (nee Hicks), son Patrick (Annette) Kavalinas and their children Chanelle, Brandon and Elrick, son Robert (Nina) Kavalinas, granddaughter Christina (Nickolas) Krajewski, great granddaughter Riley, sisters Annie Lund and Betty Unterschultz, brothers Victor and
May 16, 1931 – February 12, 2020 at the age of 88 years    
June 14, 1950 – February 11, 2020 at the age of 69 years There will be a Celebration of Life for Carol on Feb. 22 /2020 @ 2pm at the Eagle River High School Main St, Sicamous BC. Carol’s final journey was surrounded by the love of her husband Allan, daughter Malerie and with the protective guidance of Dr. Jack Beech. Carol loved to sew, was a passionate golfer, enjoyed boating on the Shuswap, gardening
February 5, 1938 – February 10, 2020 at the age of 82 years    
May 21, 1957 – February 10, 2020 at the age of 62 years Celebration of Life:  Saturday, April 4, 2020, 1 – 4 p.m., Orchard House, 157 Orchard Avenue, Penticton, BC    
April 8, 1943 – February 8, 2020 at the age of 76 years The family of Keary Proud would like to announce his passing on February 8, 2020 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Keary was born in Vancouver, BC on April 8, 1943.  As a young boy he spent several summer vacations at Blind Bay.  There he met Shel Herrick starting a friendship that lasted both of their lifetimes. After getting married in 1965, Keary
April 14, 1932 – February 8, 2020 at the age of 87 years A Celebration of Mom’s life will take place February 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm Born in Waldheim, Saskatchewan to Elizabeth and John Wiens, Laura was the 6th of 9 children.  Laura was a devoted wife to Len Kliewer for 62 years, loving mother to her daughters Barb (Laura), Lynda (Tim Nickoli) and
May 9, 1934 – February 5, 2020 at the age of 85 years    
November 27, 1935 – February 5, 2020 at the age of 84 years It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of a gentle soul, Auke (Gus) Mannes, Sr.  He was a talented, gifted man who loved to work with his hands.   His early years in Holland honed his love of all things mechanical, and launched his love of science, motorcycles and cars.  When he moved to Canada he was employed at
July 31, 1930 – February 3, 2020 at the age of 89 years George Ronald Pengelly, 89 years old, of Salmon Arm, BC passed away peacefully on February 3, 2020. Ron is survived by his three sons and their wives:  Bill & Jody from Canoe, BC, Rob & Cathy from Vancouver Island and Darren and Darlene from Vernon, BC.  He was a grandfather to five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  Ron was predeceased by his
June 29, 1931 – February 1, 2020 at the age of 88 years    
October 29, 1975 – January 31, 2020 at the age of 44 years Celebration of Christopher’s life will be held on February 16, 2020 at 3:00pm at Silver Creek Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1509 Salmon River Rd, Salmon Arm, B.C. With fond memories and love, the family of Christopher Brian Gollan sadly announce his passing.   After a short and fierce battle with cancer, Christopher passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on January
April 3, 1974 – January 30, 2020 at the age of 45 years    
May 29, 1966 – January 29, 2020 at the age of 53 years We invite friends and family to join us at The Quaaout Lodge on February 23rd from 2:00 to 5:00 with the official celebration of Mike’s life beginning at 3:00. 1663 Little Shuswap Lake Rd, Chase, BC V0E 1M2 It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Mike Simpson who died suddenly of a heart attack in Salmon Arm B.C.
September 9, 1959 – January 28, 2020 at the age of 60 years My mom left this world in style. She left a footprint of herself wherever and whoever she came across. Always helping others was my mom’s mission in her later years. She was a proud senior thriving in her community being a part of something good. She is leaving behind her only daughter Amber Blair (Mackie), her grandson Ryley Meyer, her parents Sonja
November 29, 1957 – January 25, 2020 at the age of 62 years    
January 28, 1937 – January 24, 2020 at the age of 82 years    
January 2, 1938 – January 23, 2020 at the age of 82 years Born on January 2nd, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta, Geraldine Sylvia Swan passed away peacefully in her sleep at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC, on January 23, 2020 at the age of 82 years.  Her final days were spent surrounded by her beloved family and friends and were filled with love, laughter, tears and singing.  Geraldine moved to England with her family
December 2, 1961 – January 23, 2020 at the age of 58 years    
March 10, 1926 – January 22, 2020 at the age of 93 years It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Eva Emily Wrigley on Jan. 22, 2020.  Mom was born on Mar. 10, 1926 in Normandy, England to Alfred and Adelaide Wellington.  She had one sibling Betty.  At the age of 16 she married Ted Wrigley a Canadian soldier and at 18 had her 1st of 6 children. 
Beth, beloved wife of 52 years with the Late Charles W. Fish of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 20, 2020 at the age of 89 years. Beth was born and raised in Calgary and had a fun-loving life growing up with a close-knit family! She enjoyed working at the Bay, Ed & Ted’s Garage and The Glencoe Club, as a bookkeeper.  Her hobbies were knitting sweaters, painting ceramics, tending to her flower beds,
November 14, 1945 – January 16, 2020 at the age of 74 years    
May 15, 1945 – January 16, 2020 at the age of 74 years    
November 6, 1956 – January 13, 2020 at the age of 63 years There will be a Tea at the Silver Creek Senior’s Centre on March 15, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  ***Please note venue change**** We regret to announce the sudden passing of Russell Moore, who after a brief struggle with pneumonia passed away peacefully on January 13, of this year. Born to Norman and Muriel Moore of Silver Creek in 1956,
December 24, 1969 – January 12, 2020 at the age of 50 years    
August 18, 1967 – January 10, 2020 at the age of 52 years  
August 18, 1943 – January 10, 2020 at the age of 76 years    
July 11, 1946 – January 8, 2020 at the age of 73 years    
February 8, 1936 – January 6, 2020 at the age of 83 years A Celebration of Life will be held June 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 162 Angela Avenue, Princeton, BC It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of a husband, father, grandfather and dear friend at the age of 84. Douglas Raymond Ricketts, born February 8, 1936 in Mullingar, Sask.  In 1972 he relocated to Princeton to raise
March 5, 1968 – January 4, 2020 at the age of 51 years    
November 21, 1927 – January 3, 2020 at the age of 92 years    
December 2, 1940 – January 1, 2020 at the age of 79 years It is with heavy hearts, that we share the passing of Ian Cawthorpe.  Ian passed away January 1, 2020, surrounded by his loving family in Salmon Arm, BC.  He was born in Battleford, Saskatchewan on December 2, 1940. Ian is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Charlotte, his only daughter Heather Cawthorpe-Forsyth (Kevin), two beautiful grandchildren:  Korbin and Denali, three
March 26, 1925 – December 31, 2019 at the age of 94 years It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nora Bowhay on December 31, 2019.  She went very peacefully with her daughter by her side.  Nora was predeceased by her husband Eustace 2006, son Dwight (Bo) 1999, sisters Vera, Irene, Kay and brother John. Nora is survived by her loving daughter Beverly (Arnie).  She will forever be remembered by her
August 15, 1937 – December 27, 2019 at the age of 82 years It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to a good and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Ken moved to Salmon Arm from Maidstone Sask. with his two older brothers and parents, Louie and Margaret Rolin, in 1943. Predeceased by his parents and brothers Lefty and Garry Rolin, he is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 42 years, son Darrell
July 2, 1939 – December 24, 2019 at the age of 80 years A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2019  1:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, Pastor Terry Baskin officiating. ADRIAN, Wilfred Harvey, 80 years old, passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC, on December 24th, 2019 after a long period of illness and being cared for at home by
May 29, 1938 – December 24, 2019 at the age of 91 years    
November 28, 1932 – December 22, 2019 at the age of 87 years It is with sad hearts that we advise the passing of Roberta Naomi Nesbitt (nee Astles) of Hillside Village, Salmon Arm on Dec. 22, 2019 at 87 years.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ted and is survived by her daughter Karen (Jack) Keddy of Nova Scotia. Robbi was a long time resident of Salmon Arm, an avid reader and accomplished seamstress
March 20, 1928 – December 22, 2019 at the age of 91 years Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 11, 2020, 11:30 a.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services Interment to follow at Mt. Ida Cemetery    
July 5, 1952 – December 21, 2019 at the age of 67 years    
July 1, 1955 – December 19, 2019 at the age of 64 years    
May 19, 1942 – December 19, 2019 at the age of 77 years It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Nancy Douglas of Salmon Arm, BC on December 19.  She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother. Nancy is survived by her son Tim (Dawn) and their three children:  Brandan, Kyle and Brianna, son in law Fred and his three children:  Michele, Michael, and John, as well as two brothers: William
August 4, 1947 – December 18, 2019 at the age of 72 years      Jeanette was the eldest daughter of Alexander & Hazel Kermack. Raised a country girl in her youth, she was the protector & boss to her younger sisters & brothers, as well as a “daddy’s girl” through & through.      In 1968 she met the love of her life, Ejner Andreasen.  Within in three weeks of dating on Jan 18,1969 they were
December 18, 1929 – December 14, 2019 at the age of 89 years In loving memory of Ilse Seiz who on December 14, was again joined with her beloved husband George. Together they carved a Paradise from six acres of rural Ontario wilderness and raised four children. In retirement they moved to Salmon Arm, BC to be closer to their grandchildren and Ilse’s siblings. Ilse and George took great pleasure showing the next generation how
March 25, 1932 – December 10, 2019 at the ate of 87 years  
October 14, 1935 – December 10, 2019 at the age of 84 years  
May 13, 1934 – December 10, 2019 at the age of 85 years    
July 6, 1936 – December 7, 2019 at the age of 83 years  
February 4, 1953 – December 7, 2019 at the age of 66 years  
October 1, 1942 – December 5, 2019 at the age of 77 years  
January 12, 1941 – December 2, 2019 at the age of 78 years  Sylvia Spivey, beloved wife of John Seddon, (daughter Tracy Orr), passed away peacefully in her sleep with her devoted husband by her side after a long battle with Parkinson disease and Lewy body dementia at the age of 78. Sylvia was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Spivey, in 1996. She is survived by her daughter, Stacey Pospisil (son-in-law Daryl) and son,
November 1, 1934 – December 1, 2019 at the age of 85 years    
June 3, 1930 – November 30, 2019 at the age of 89 years    
October 14, 1935 – November 30, 2019 at the age of 84 years    
December 2, 1962 – November 28, 2019 at the age of 56 years Celebration of Life:  Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Elk’s Hall    
May 21, 1932 – November 26, 2019 at the age of 87 years Prayers:  7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2019, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm Mass of Christian Burial:  11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Ron graduated school and worked as a lineman for the Manitoba power commission until joining the RCMP.  Upon completing basic training in 1952, he was posted to Montague, PEI.  While working there he met Anna
July 16, 1955 – November 26, 2019 at the age of 64 years    
February 8, 1916 – November 22, 2019 at the age of 103 years    
February 10, 1931 – November 19, 2019 at the age of 88 years Our world got a little darker with the recent passing of a bright light.  Ken will be forever loved and missed by his wife Alice of 66 years, children Shane (Bev) Jaffary and Darlene (Hal) Chambers.  He also leaves behind four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Marion Bourne of Edmonton, sister-in-laws Jean Hankins of Ponoka , Laverne (Victor) Kaupp of Lethbridge, and
August 3, 1986 – November 19, 2019 at the age of 33 years Funeral Service:  Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:00 pm, Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our dear Kayla Leontowicz on November 19, 2019 at the young age of 33 years.  Kayla will be lovingly remembered by her parents Kathleen and Cliff Mckee, sisters Tara (Dave) and Leah, her three adoring nephews Austen, Evan and
October 6, 1920 – November 19, 2019 at the age of 99 years A memorial service will be held at the Sicamous Bible Church on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 11 am. Esther Katherine Faubert (nee Pedersen) was born October 6, 1920 on her parents farm near Govenlock, SK. Her goal was to live to celebrate her 100th birthday, but, sadly, her body did not last. She passed on November 19,2019 in Salmon Arm, BC.
November 4, 1938 – November 18, 2019 at the age of 81 years  
April 28, 1970 – November 18, 2019 at the age of 49 years    
December 17, 1947 – November 16, 2019 at the age of 71 years  
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
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)
October 26, 1928 – November 13, 2019 at the age of 91 years There will be an afternoon tea service for Gerry at the Sicamous Seniors Center, Sunday November 24th at 1:00 pm. With a song in her heart, as the hummingbird flies, beautiful Geraldine “Gerry” O’Reilly, at the age of ninety-one-derful, was embraced by the angels; daughter Shawn, parents Kathryn and Ilarion, Sister Victoria, Brothers Alec, Pete, and Ollie on November 13, 2019. Survived
October 5, 1928 – November 13, 2019 at the age of 91 years Gordon Walter Halverson passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Nov. 13, 2019 at the age of 91.  Gordon is survived by his loving wife Shirley, son Bruce (Shelly) Halverson, daughters Lisa (Ben) Honcoop and Gayle (Chris) Johnson as well as his grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he adored.  He is also survived by his two sisters, many nieces and
December 5, 1924 – November 14, 2019 at the age of 94 years Dean Rownd, peacefully passed away in Bastion place on November 14 2019, with his granddaughter Steffanie and her husband Steven Bland by his side. Dean is survived by his children Rae (Jerry) Davis, Dean Rownd Jr, Don (Zillah) Rownd, Wade (Sarah) Rownd, Alex Rownd, Janice (Greg) Traverse, and Roy (Liisa) Rownd, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great greats, as well as extended
March 1, 1949 – November 11, 2019 at the age of 70 years POSTPONED until Fall 2020.  Date TBA The Memorial Service to be held Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00 am with Bill Kiesman officiating at Fischer’s Funeral Services has been POSTPONED until Fall 2020.  Date TBA. It is with our profound sadness we announce the passing of Elke Ilse Hanni Perry at the age of 70 years.  Our beloved wife, mother, oma and
July 29, 1948 – November 11, 2019 at the age of 71 years    
April 30, 1932 – November 8, 2019 at the age of 87 years On Saturday November 23, at 1:00 pm, the family invites friends and family to celebrate John’s life at the Sockeye Room – Comfort Inn (1090 – 22  Street NE, Salmon Arm) John Kurta, age 87, of Salmon Arm, BC (formerly Clearwater and Kamloops), passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019.  He was born in Granada, Alberta.  When he was school age, his
May 25, 1957 – November 6, 2019 at the age of 62 years Shirley was born in Uranium City, Saskatchewan to Raymond and Dorothy.  She has an older brother Kenny and younger sister Debbie who were also born in SK.  Her baby brother Wayne was born later when the family moved to BC. She is survived by her loving partner Dennis Hopkins, her siblings, two aunts and her dogs Barkley and Reno. Shirley kept herself
May 11, 1967 – November 6, 2019 at the age of 52 years      
June 9, 1930 – November 3, 2019 at the age of 89 years    
January 11, 1943 – November 1, 2019 at the age of 76 years Marilyn passed away suddenly at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on November 1, 2019 with Stephen and Teri by her side at the age of 76. She was born in Salmon Arm, BC to Harry and Margaret Abson on January 11, 1943. Marilyn was predeceased by Husband Bob Hughes who passed away January 2013 and is survived by her son Stephen (Teri), grandchildren
June 28, 1938 – October 30, 2019 at the age of 81 years    
June 23, 1953 – October 30, 2019 at the age of 66 years        
December 14, 1931 – October 30, 2019 at the age of 87 years    
October 8, 1930 – October 27, 2019 at the age of 89 years It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother on Sun. October 27, 2019 in Salmon Arm, B.C. Miriam was predeceased by her husband of 63 yrs., Robert Harold Crowie. Miriam is survived by her children, Dan, Evelyn, Aron, Richard and Greg, 10 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren.  A Celebration of Life will be held
September 17, 1940 – October 26, 2019 at the age of 79 years Deanna passed away with family at her bedside.  Predeceased by her eldest son, Phillip in 2001, siblings Jack, Bill, Marion, Brenda and Gary.  She is survived by Robin (husband of 58 years), son Mark (Ciel), daughter-in-Law Joanie and grandsons Glen and Derek (Julie). The family would like to thank Dr. DeWet and Dr. Breugem, the staff at the Emergency Room and Level
January 9, 1947 – October 21, 2019 at the age of 72 years    
August 22, 1943 – October 20, 2019 at the age of 76 years With his wife at his side, Jim Horkoff died peacefully at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm on October 20, 2019 at the age of 76 after a very short battle with Leukemia. It’s with much sadness to his family and friends that Jim passed so quickly but knowing that he did not suffer is a comfort to hold on
December 27, 1935 – October 19, 2019 at the age of 83 years Jim passed away suddenly with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife Frances, daughter Geraldine (Rob), son Jim, grandchildren Emily, Taylor and Michael as well as step grandchildren Kaelan and Brena. Jim’s passion was fishing.  He was a master fly fisherman and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others.  He loved his family and friends who will miss
March 9, 1959 – October 17, 2019 at the age of 60 years  
March 14, 1930 – October 17, 2019 at the age of 89 years    
February 27, 1960 – October 15, 2019 at the age of 59 years    
February 7, 1933 – October 15, 2019 at the age of 86 years Please join us for a service in honour of Mae on Saturday, October 26th at 1pm at Broadview Church with a tea to follow. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mae Cox on October 15, 2019. Mae, and her twin sister Rae, were born February 7, 1933 on the family farm in Fairview, Alberta. Mae spent her
May 26, 1934 – October 14, 2019 at the age of 85 years    
October 9, 1933 – October 14, 2019 at the age of 86 years A small graveside ceremony will take place at Mt Ida Cemetery Friday October 25 at 3 pm. (please note time change) At the age of 86 years with his family at his side Michael Koprowsky passed away peacefully October 14 2019. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Teresa, three sons Mark (Marcy) of Salmon Arm, Allan of Whitehorse, Darren (Sandra)
December 6, 1957 – October 12, 2019 at the age of 61 years Please join us for a celebration of Bob’s life to held on October 26, 2019  11:00am, Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm, BC Peacefully with his family by his side, Bob Quinton Jr. passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Bob was born on December 16, 1957 in Kenora, Ontario, and relocated to Salmon Arm in 1981
August 19, 1956 – October 11, 2019 at the age of 63 years A service will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm upstairs in the Sicamous Legion Branch 99 Rob was born August 19, 1956 in Vancouver, BC, Canada and died October 11, 2019 in Sicamous, BC, Canada at the age of 63. Son of Eero and Eva Nieminen, brother of John, Bruce and Bernie, loving father of Jessica and Chris and
October 12, 1924 – October 8, 2019 At the age of 94 years Mass of Christian Burial:  Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm, BC Interment to follow at Mt. Ida Cemetery Celebrant:  Father Normandeau    
September 3, 1934 – October 5, 2019 at the age of 85 years    
September 23, 1937 – October 5, 2019 at the age of 82 years A Mass of Christian burial is being celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, October 12, at 11 a.m. There will be prayers on Friday, October 11, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s parish. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Katherine Frances Blain on Saturday, October 5th, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Katherine was born in Grand Forks,
July 29, 1939 – October 1, 2019 at the age of 80 years    
August 2, 1943 – September 28, 2019 at the age of 76 years Celebration of Life: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 2 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion, Salmon Arm, BC  
August 9, 1929 – September 28, 2019 at the age of 90 years    
May 12, 1933 – September 27, 2019 at the age of 86 years    
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