Cawthorpe, Guy “Ian”

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 sisters:  Joan, Rita (Cal), and Zoa, along with many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by infant son Charles, parents Linden and Mary, seven brothers and three sisters.
Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for your kindness and care.
There will be no service at Ian’s request, however a celebration of life will be held in Dawson Creek, BC at a later date.

Rolin, Dariel Kenneth “Ken”

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 (Heather) daughter Brenda (Claude) stepsons Rob and Christopher Holm. Brother Urb (Enid), sister-in-law Jan (Gord), 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Ken contributed to his town of Salmon Arm; he was a volunteer fireman for 15 years, maintained local highways with the Dept. of Highways for 38 years and was a driver trainer, coached minor league baseball, and was awarded a life membership with the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #62.
Ken was known for his sense of humour, helping those less fortunate and his finesse on the dance floor. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
There will be no funeral as requested by Ken.  Donations in memory of Ken can be sent to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.
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Adrian, Wilfred Harvey

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 his loving wife. He was born July 2, 1939 to Henry J. Adrian and Helen Adrian (nee Funk) in Capasin, Saskatchewan. Wilf worked at drilling water wells on the west coast of BC in the 1960’s and at various mills throughout his life. He also returned to farming in the West Kootenays in the 1970’s, something he had aspired to return to after growing up on a farm. He was known in his community as someone who loved lending a helping hand to those who needed it, capable of fixing almost anything mechanically, and he was committed to service in his local church community as well. He was a musician, having played in a band as a young adult, and shared his love of music through singing and playing guitar in the church and community throughout his life.  He is pre-deceased by his siblings Art (Ruby), George (Rose), Selma (Lorne) and his twin brother Wilmer (Kathy). He is survived by his wife, Carol (nee Friesen), daughter Colleen (Ian) and grandson Ross, son Randy (Joan), sister Mary (John), and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank Dr. Adriaan Heunis, and the nurses and care workers from the Palliative Care Team in Salmon Arm and commend them for their support and the deep care that they showed for both Wilf and Carol during his prolonged illness.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 4, 2019, 1:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, Pastor Terry Baskin officiating.

Nesbitt, Roberta “Robbi” Fraser

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 throughout her life.  In retirement years, she utilized her skills to great advantage during winter months in Arizona with Ted, marketing her crafts and haggling at flea markets.  Many happy days were spent searching for special rocks in the desert.
Thank you to the staff at Hillside Village for all the care and attention during Roberta’s residence with them and to the friends that continued to support her after Ted passed away.
There will be no service at Roberta’s request.  She will be buried in Nova Scotia with her husband at a private family service at a later date.


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