Obituaries

April 22, 1966 – January 27, 2022 at the age of 55 years
August 5, 1934 – January 25, 2022 at the age of 87 years
November 11, 1934 – January 24, 2022 at the age of 87 years:      Memorial Service 11:30 am, February 4, 2022 at Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church, 1191 22nd Street NE, Salmon Arm With sorrow and rejoicing we announce the passing of Cornelis (Neal) Vandergugten. He follows his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary, who passed away one month earlier on December 24, 2021. Neal was born in Katwijk, The Netherlands and was the oldest

January 23, 2022

Kavolinas, Victor

March 6, 1926 – January 23, 2022 at the age of 95 years
January 4, 1945 – January 23, 2022 at the age of 77 years:      There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, May 28, 2022, 1pm at the Elk’s RV Park (Gazebo), 3690 30 Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC.  Rick’s love of potluck’s is being honored with everyone being asked to bring a plate of appetizer/finger food to share. Please bring a lawn chair, plate, and cup as well.  In lieu of an open mic,

January 23, 2022

Werk, Allen Wayne

March 31, 1944 – January 23, 2022 at the age of 77 years:      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 B.C. Hydro for 36 years as a powerline technician.  He ran a crew putting up poles and running wire

January 23, 2022

Asham, Vivian Marie

July 4, 1935 – January 23, 2022 at the age of 86 years It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Vivian Marie Asham (Simpson) on January 23, 2022, at the age of 86, in Salmon Arm, BC. Vivian was able to spend her final days with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents Earle Simpson (Catherine) and Enid Dufault (Maurice) and numerous siblings, family and friends. Left
June 11, 1944 – January 21, 2022 at the age of 77 years
October 31, 1933 – January 20, 2022 at the age of 88 years
December 15, 1937 -January 18, 2022 at the age of 84 years It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) John Montgomery, on January 18, 2022, at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident on January 4, 2022. Robert was the eldest son of Alfred and Florence Montgomery of Quesnel, B.C. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, children Betty, Dale and Rose Chamberlain, seven grandchildren, 7
November 8, 1936 – January 17, 2022 at the age of 85 years

January 17, 2022

Dykes, Andrew John

June 5, 1944 – January 17, 2022 at the age of 77 years We hope you can join us on Sat Feb the 12th 3-6 pm at the Copper Island Pub. It is with great sadness in our hearts and most loving of memories, that we share the passing of our Andy. Andy was born in Saskatoon, SK and lived in Sherwood Park outside of Edmonton AB, then moved to Blind Bay, BC in 2007.
March 30, 1926 – January 13, 2022 at the age of 95 years
April 1, 1953 – January 13, 2022 at the age of 68 years Christina (Chris) Harris (aged 68 yrs.) passed away January 13 at the Salmon Arm general Hospital after a brave, courageous but painful battle against a very aggressive cancer. Chris is survived by her loving husband Tom, two sons John (Becky) Brooke and Brent (Danielle) Auria, also siblings Kathy (Wes), Nancy (Steve), Mike (Deb) and numerous nephews, nieces and their children and many
January 30, 1932 – January 12, 2022 at the age of 89 years

January 10, 2022

Evans, Eric Donald

November 26, 1917 – January 10, 2022 at the age of 104 years Eric passed away January 10, 2022 at Mt. Ida Mews, Salmon Arm at the age of 104 years.  He was born November 26, 1917 at St. Davids, Wales. He was predeceased by his wife Vivian in 2001 and will be missed and lovingly remember by his son Hugh Evans, Scotland, daughter Norma Sherridan, Parksville, BC, grandsons Brendan and Gregory Sherridan. Eric immigrated
January 15, 1934 – January 10, 2022 at the age of 87 years Mary leaves behind 3 sisters, 2 brothers, 5 daughters, 2 sons 28 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mary is gone never to be forgotten. She will be missed deeply by her Family and friends.
May 18, 1951 – January 10, 2022 at the age of 70 years
February 21, 1939 – January 9, 2022 at the age of 82 years:            Celebration of life for Paul will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022, 1pm at the Elks Hall. The family of John Paul Shannon invite all who had the privilege of knowing him to join us to celebrate  his life.  There will be an open microphone to share stories. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available. If you are unable
January 19, 1965 – January 6, 2022 at the age of 56 years  
December 12, 1942 – January 6, 2022 at the age of 79 years      A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022, 2 pm., Salmon Arm Elk’s Hall, 3690 30 Street NE, Salmon Arm, BC Joyce Arlene Weleschuk, 79, of Salmon Arm, BC, passed away on January 6, 2022. Joyce was born in Camrose, AB on December 12, 1942.  She married Eugene Weleschuk on May 22, 1965 in Salmon Arm, BC. She was
January 20, 1936 – January 6, 2022 at the age of 85 years Edward Murray Paul, 85, of Blind Bay, BC passed away peacefully on January 6, 2022 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Ed aka “Shuswap Ed” was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to the late John Paul and Matilda Paul (nee Boutilier) on January 20, 1936. Survived by his beloved wife, Linda Paul (nee Treece), loving father to Cary Graff (Greg, Vernon, BC) and

January 3, 2022

Boe, Joyce

January 29, 1930 – January 3, 2022 at the age of 91 years
November 13, 1971 – December 31, 2021  at the age of 50 years
October 4, 1937 – December 28, 2021 at the age of 84 years Sadly, on December 28, 2021, Ken passed at his home in Salmon Arm, BC. He was 84 years old. Ken was born in Estavan, SK on October 4, 1937, to Joseph and Mary Jenish. At a young age, Ken along with his parents, twin brother Wayne, brother Ron and sister Cathy moved to Coquitlam, BC. There he met the love of his
January 11, 1947 – December 25, 2021 at the age of 74 years
September 22, 1932 – December 24, 2021 at the age of 89 years
September 18, 1934 – December 24, 2021 at the age of 87 years Viewing January 13, 2022 at 1pm at Fischer’s Funeral Home, 4060 1st Ave., Salmon Arm (masks mandatory) Departing 2:30pm for Burial at Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Memorial Service 11am, January 14, 2022 at Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church, 1191 22nd St NE, Salmon Arm (masks mandatory)  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Vandergugten.  Mary was born in Delfzijl,
August 20, 1955 – December 23, 2021 at the age of 66 years

December 22, 2021

Sim, Cathy June

February 26, 1959 – December 22, 2021  at the age of 62 years

December 21, 2021

Nelson, Frieda

June 18, 1934 – December 21, 2021 at the age of 87 years

December 20, 2021

Hynds, Lyndsay Erin

March 27, 1987 – December 20, 2021 at the age of 34 years
February 12, 1959 – December 18, 2021 at the age of 62 years Doug was born in Porcupine Plains, SK as the second son of Ina and Beverly.  Doug passed away at the age of 62 in Salmon Arm, BC with his wife Angela of 41 years and his loyal companion Bella.  He fought a short and courageous battle with cancer and kept a positive attitude. He is survived by the love of his life
April 29, 1954 – December 15, 2021 at the age of 67 years

December 15, 2021

Peel, William George

November 16, 1932 – December 15, 2021 at the age of 89 years
March 22, 1938 – December 15, 2021 at the age of 83 years
March 6, 1980 – December 14, 2021 at the age of 41 years
December 16, 1953 – December 13, 2021 at the age of 67 years
June16, 1937 – December 10, 2021 at the age of 84 years In loving memory of Hugh Dawson Hatchard of Salmon Arm passed away on December 10, 2021 after suffering a stroke at home. Hugh was born on June 16, 1937, the second son of Burrell and Mary Hatchard, in Elk Point, Alberta. From an early age, Hugh enjoyed solitude, nature and tough sports like hockey, boxing and rodeo. He worked in northern BC and
December 21, 1948 – December 9, 2021 at the age of 72 years
October 17, 1929 – December 9, 2021 at the age of 92 years ZOOM Memorial date is Sunday, December 19, 2021@ 1pm. All are welcome to join! (music and visiting will begin at 12:30) Zoom ID:  829 2368 7921 Password: PMeyers Phyllis quietly passed away in Salmon Arm, December 9, 2021, at age 92.  She was born in Travers, Alberta in 1929 to Alvin and Belle Greenman. She was predeceased by her husband, Ray, in
May 5, 1920 – December 8, 2021 at the age of 101 years
December 23, 1948 – December 5, 2021 at the age of 72 years Funeral services to take place on December 18 at 1:00PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salmon Arm, BC James Arthur Grahn passed away peacefully at his home in Blind Bay, BC on December 5, 2021 at 11:45AM at the age of 72 years.  He was born in Camrose, AB on December 23, 1948.  He leaves to
October 20, 1938 – December 4, 2021 at the age of 83 years: Douglas Alexander Winslow, 83 years old, passed away on Dec. 4, 2021 from Parkinson and Lewy Body Syndrome. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Audrey and son Robert and Crisanta, daughter Patti and Paul, son John and Laurissa, Patrick and Penny as well as 9 grandchildren and many friends and family. Doug was very active in horseshoes, curling and
June 1, 1943 – December 3, 2021 at the age of 78 years:      Celebration of Life:  Saturday, June 4, 2022, 2 pm, White Lake Community Hall, 3617 Parri Road, Sorrento, BC.  If you would like to speak, please contact Jodi McInally (403) 283-1009 or jmcinally13@gmail.com Jack passed away in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 78. Jack was born in Red Deer, AB. His family moved to Edmonton and then to Calgary. Jack was in
July 16, 1945 – December 1, 2021 at the age of 76 years
December 10, 1931 – December 1, 2021 at the age of 89 years
October 8, 1948 – November 29, 2021 at the age of 73 years: Family and friends will celebrate Cris’ life at North Shuswap Christian Fellowship Church, Butters Rd, Scotch Creek, BC. Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. COVID-19 Protocols. Cris was born October 8th, 1948 in Wawa Ontario to Robert Beland & Valma Wootton. Later on, Cris would make Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario the place to call home & raise her family. She entered
June 1, 1943 – November 27, 2021 at the age of 78 years It is with saddened hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Tadeusz “Ted, Teddy” Puchelak at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC on November 27, 2021 at the age of 78 years.  For the immediate family, a private funeral and burial will be held on Dec. 11, 2021. Born in Poland in 1943, he later immigrated to Canada at
at the age of 95 years: “Our Mom, Grammie, and Aunty Girly”  October 29 to November 27, 2021    Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.  I am a thousand winds that blow,  I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight ripened grain, I am the gentle Autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the early morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush,

November 26, 2021

Kendall, Arvid Earl

September 16, 1930 – November 26, 2021 at the age of 91 years After 91 years sharing his intelligence, wit and charm with us, Arvid Earl Kendall passed away in Salmon Arm BC on November 26, 2021. Arvid was born in Toronto ON on September 16, 1930.  After two years in the US Army he put his intelligence to work for 14 years with CBC Television in various capacities, followed by six years at UBC
January 6, 1942 – November 25, 2021 at the age of 79 years: Maurine MacPherson beloved wife of Donald MacPherson, of Salmon Arm passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021 after a courageous battle with dementia at the age of 79 years. Maurine had a passion for family and friends and many different sports, including tennis and golf.  She was very supportive of her family and all their athletic endeavours.  Maurine looked forward to socializing
December 5, 1929 – November 21, 2021 at the age of 91 years

November 18, 2021

Grier, Leigh Diana

October 19, 1948 – November 18, 2021 at the age of 73 years
September 26, 1944 – November 17, 2021 at the age of 77 years
June 19, 1943 – November 16, 2021 at the age of 78 years It is with broken hearts we announce the sudden passing of “Mom”, “Grandma”, “Framma” on November 16, 2021, at home in Salmon Arm, surrounded by family. Born in Vancouver, BC, she later moved to Vernon, Canoe, Sicamous and Salmon Arm. She was a hard worker, had many friends and valued family above all else. She is survived by son James (April) of
August 24, 1946 – November 14, 2021 at the age of 75 years
June 10, 1941 – November 13, 2021 at the age of 80 years Patricia Ann Davies of Salmon Arm passed away on the morning of 13 November 2021, in the gentle care of hospital staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  She was 80 years old. She was always fiercely committed to her goals, a crusader of human rights, a wizard at woodworking, a fan of Arthurian stories, a lover of all animals small and furry,

November 12, 2021

Rehill, Olive Agnes

March 13, 1927 – November 12, 2021 at the age of 94 years: A memorial gathering will be held in the common room of Sunridge Estates at a later date. Ollie went to her rest November 12, 2021 at Hillside Village where she had resided for the past three years.  Her care was wonderful and the staff were devoted and kind.  They have earned a million Golden Stars in Heaven; God Bless you all! Ollie
September 11, 1936 – November 12, 2021 at the age of 85 years
June 1, 1962 – November 10, 2021 at the age of 59 years
February 14, 1938 – November 9, 2021 at the age of 83 years: Funeral services will be held t St. John’s Anglican Church, in Salmon Arm, Nov. 27 at 1:30pm.  Chris Lein had an appreciation for bright colours, so dress code is:  Festive Attire.  The family welcomes donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, as an expression of sympathy, instead of flowers. Covid protocol – Masks and social distancing. Christine Elizabeth Lein RN & Midwife, has
October 24, 1926 – November 9, 2021 at the age of 95 years It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Yamamoto. Fred was born in Port Haney (now Maple Ridge), BC to parents Isamu & Tsunako Yamamoto.  He leaves behind his daughter Kathryn (Peter), son Barry (Kathy), daughter Carol (Bill) and daughter-in-law Kathleen, 7 grandchildren and their spouses and 6 great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his parents Tsunako and
October 8, 1926 – November 6, 2021 at the age of 95 years:        Daniel John MacQuarrie Husband.  Dad.  Grandpa.  Uncle.     My Dad was many things to many people. And I know that each of you hold many special memories of your time with him. Memories of family celebrations, gatherings with friends, birthdays, anniversaries, City Council. Dan married Edna  Agatha Hartfelder on August the 9th 1950 . He was a corrosion
December 30, 1949 – November 4, 2021 at the age of 71 years
July 17, 1931 – November 4, 2021 at the age of 90 years
August 7, 1951 – November 3, 2021 at the age of 70 years Marlane (Marlene) Martha Clifford passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna, BC on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, at the age of 70 years. Marlane was born in Quesnel, BC on August 7th, 1951, and had been a resident of Salmon Arm, BC since the mid 80’s. She worked for 20+ years as an Educational Aide
July 18, 1932 – October 30, 2021 at the age of 89 years George Duncan age 89 passed away peacefully October 30th at his home in Sunnybrae with his daughter and sister by his side. Born July 18th 1932 in Prince George, BC. His early life was full of many adventures but his biggest adventure started when he met his wife Gladys and they began a beautiful family together. He was a devoted, caring and

October 28, 2021

Armstrong, Claude

January 11, 1934 – October 28, 2021 at the age of 87 years
September 19, 1925 – October 28, 2021 at the age of 96 years

October 27, 2021

Dyke, Markreta

June 25, 1934 – October 27, 2021 at the age of 87 years Markreta Dyke (nee Merk) passed away in Salmon Arm on October 27, 2021. She spent many years living in various cities in BC., Germany and Alberta. Upon retiring in Salmon Arm, she helped construct a home on the lake in Seymour Arm where she spent most of her spring, summer and fall months for many years.  She was born on June 25,

October 27, 2021

Reid, John Duncan

April 29, 1947 – October 27, 2021 at the age of 74 years
May 16, 1948 – October 25, 2021 at the age of 73 years
March 24, 1953 – October 24, 2021 at the age of 68 years
May 17, 1942 – October 20, 2021 at the age of 79 years
June 27, 1940 – October 17, 2021 at the age of 81 years
November 8, 1933 – October 16, 2021 at the age of 88 years Funeral service October 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6 Avenue NE, Salmon Arm, BC On October 16th Inez went home to be with her Lord and Saviour. Born in Trochu, Alberta, she began her life as Inez Margareda Eslinger. Inez married Harry Stripling in Calgary in 1953 and in 1959 they moved to Salmon Arm and owned
December 5, 1947 – October 15, 2021 at the age of 73 years

October 15, 2021

Petruschak, Walter

July 21, 1935 – October 15, 2021 at the age of 86 years Born July 21, 1935 (Foam Lake, SK) Passed away October 15, 2021 (Salmon Arm, BC)                                                                                               
November 30, 1941 – October 15, 2021 at the age of 79 years
October 31, 1951 – October 14, 2021 at the age of 69 years
August 27, 1940 – October 13, 2021 at the age of 81 years George Duncan Cheyne of Salmon Arm, British Columbia died at the age of 81. He was born during “The London Blitz” in Middlesex County, England to George and Edith Cheyne.  George attended Lab and X Ray technician training and got his first job in Morris, Manitoba when he met his future wife Judy.  George and Judy were married on June 13, 1964
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 7, 2021

Parr, Russell John

October 6, 1930 – October 7, 2021 at the age of 91 years
July 22, 1959 – October 4, 2021 at the age of 62 years It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Cindy Lee Bertrand, on the morning of October 4, 2021 in Tappen BC, at the age of 62. Cindy was born in Kamloops BC to Norman and Florence Wendell in the summer of 1959. Cindy began her dream career of dispatching with the Lacombe Police department, later moving
December 8, 1931 – October 4, 2021 at the age of 89 years
July 5, 1945 – October 2, 2021 at the age of 76 years

October 2, 2021

Berna, Maria

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

September 24, 2021

Stephens, Warden Frank

April 22, 1938 – September 24, 2021 at the age of 83 years
January 19, 1953 – September 26, 2021 at the age of 68 years

September 24, 2021

Schlitt, Paul Samuel

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

September 19, 2021

Bugala, Frank Daniel

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
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