Obituaries

April 20, 1927 – September 24, 2022 at the age of 95 years:      After a long fulfilling life, Chester DeBruin, aged 95, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on September 24, 2022, in Vernon. Chester was born in Saskatchewan and raised on a farm as one of fourteen children in Birch River, Manitoba. At the end of WWII and after thrashing season, he travelled west by train across the prairies to work
November 23, 1952 – September 24, 2022 at the age of 69 years
August 3, 1928 – September 21, 2022 at the age of 94 years
June 19, 1935 – September 19, 2022 at the age of 87 years

September 16, 2022

Moore, Gregory Ryan

March 13, 1972 – September 16, 2022 at the age of 50 years:      We will be having a celebration of life “Moore style” at the Skimikin Gravel Pit this Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 11am to 3pm, bring a chair and share a story around the fire.  It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gregory Ryan Moore. Greg left us too soon at the age of 50 on September 16,
May 26, 1949 – September 16, 2022 at the age of 73 years
April 3, 1932 – September 15, 2022 at the age of 90 years
June 26, 1931 – September 13, 2022 at the age of 91 years

September 10, 2022

Balser, David Roy

January 21, 1951 – September 10, 2022 at the age of 71 years
September 30, 1948 – September 8, 2022 at the age of 73 years:      We regret to announce the passing of Thomas “Tom” Christian Norman Forde on September 8, 2022 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 73. Tom passed away peacefully with family surrounding him. His wife Dee and brother Dale (wife Darlene) both holding his hands. He left this world the same day as Queen Elizabeth and would have been proud

September 7, 2022

Palset, Ryan Steven

March 29, 1982 – August 21, 2022 at the age of 40 years
March 7, 1943 – September 6, 2022 at the age of 79 years
December 19, 1951 – September 5, 2022 at the age of 70 years:      Jim passed peacefully on his own terms surrounded by family on Sept. 5, 2022. In typical fashion, he remained resilient, stubborn, and good-humored during his 10-year battle with Parkinson’s, joking and laughing till the end. In life Jim never let a lack of education or manners hold him back; with only his abundant wits and charm he succeeded in everything

September 5, 2022

Nelson, Norma Jean

May 2, 1937 – September 5, 2022 at the age of 85 years:      Her Celebration of Life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, 2pm at the Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre, 2405 Centennial Drive, Blind Bay, BC. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Norma Jean (Heighton) Nelson. Norma Jean passed away on Monday, September
April 18, 1936 – September 4, 2022 at the age of 86 years
January 30, 1946 – September 4, 2022 at the age of 76 years
May 8, 1948 – September 4, 2022 at the age of 74 years
June 16, 1941 – September 3, 2022 at the age of 81 years
March 21, 1942 – September 1, 2022 at the age of 80 years:      A celebration of Don will be held at the Gun Club, Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10am – 2pm. Donald (Don) Edward Aguirre was born in Fillmore, California March 21st, 1942, and passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital September 1st, 2022, with loving friends by his side. He was predeceased by his parents John and Josephine. Don was raised in
April 17, 1949 – September 1, 2022 at the age of 73 years:        A celebration of life will be held at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 at 10:00am. With great shock and extreme sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Wilfred (Wilfeo) Smith. Wilf was an auctioneer for BC livestock for 34 years then decided to take a step back and be a contractor for them for
March 2, 1945 – August 31, 2022 at the age of 77 years  
November 30, 1930 – August 31, 2022 at the age of 91 years:      Graveside service is planned for September 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Ida Cemetery with a gathering to celebrate his life at Ann’s home after. Well Salmon Arm, we lost one of the good o’l boys in the wee hours of August 31st, 2022, in his own home where he wanted to be. “Papa” Jim Piggott was a quiet man
June 12, 1956 – August 30, 2022 at the age of 66 years: A service will be held at the Notch Hill Church and hall on Sunday September 25th, 2022 at 11am. It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Lyle Teare announce his unexpected passing on Tuesday, August 30,2022 at the age of 66 years. Lyle was predeceased by his mother Lenore Teare and survived by his father Ralph Teare, his
October 11, 1939 – August 30, 2022 at the age of 82 years  

August 26, 2022

King, Goldie Marie

September 29, 1931 – August 26, 2022 at the age of 90 years
July 10, 1941 – August 26, 2022 at the age of 81 years  
September 21, 1939 – August 26, 2022 at the age of 82 years:      Edward George Fox (Ted), 82, of Tappen, BC, passed away on Friday, August 26 in Salmon Arm, BC. Ted was born in Strasburg, SK to Grace and Robert Fox in September of 1939. He grew up and went to high school in Gibbs and in 1969 earned his Journeyman Electrician Certificate in Regina. To date he was a 56 year
September 26, 1930 – August 25, 2022 at the age of 91 years
March 18, 1940 – July 15, 2022 at the age of 82 years:             A celebration of life will take place at the Lee Creek Community Centre on September 3, 2022 at 5pm    Larry passed away unexpectedly at home from a heart attack on July 15, 2022 at the age of 82. Following a lymphoma diagnosis a year previous, he stayed strong throughout treatment and seemed to be in recovery. His
July 31, 1944 – August 23, 2022 at the age of 78 years
May 19, 1945 – August 21, 2022 at the age of 77 years
January 4, 1929 – August 16, 2022 at the age of 93 years  
October 4, 1938 – August 15, 2022 at the age of 83 years:    There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Bob on Saturday, October 8th, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm in the Cedar Heights Community Centre at 2316 Lakeview Drive, Blind Bay, BC. Our family lost a wonderful man on August 15, 2022 in Kamloops, BC.  Robert (Bob) Wesley Hardy passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 83.  Bob is
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:                                                         ~ In loving memory ~ The family of long time Malakwa resident, David Rosoman age 77, are so sad to announce that he has passed away in RIH Kamloops August 5 2022, due to
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,
August 16, 1946 – July 20, 2022 at the age of 75 years:      Garry Lovelette passed away on July 20, 2022 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm at the age of 75 years. Burial at Shuswap Memorial Cemetery, Salmon Arm.
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:                                                       ~ In loving memory ~ On Friday, July 15th, Johanna passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and support of her family. Mom is back with dad (Adalbert), most likely dancing into the wee hours. Born
March 16, 1991 – July 15, 2022 at the age of 31 years
December 04, 1952 – July 15, 2022 at the age of 69 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. 
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:     A service will be held on Saturday September 24th 2:00 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Sorrento, BC.
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:           Celebration of life to be held September 10, 2022, 11am at the Broadview Evangelical Free Church in Salmon Arm Born May 15, 1942, in Herbert, Saskatchewan, Trevor passed away June 6, 2022. Survived by his loving wife Maureen, son Michael (Jennifer), kids Kimberley & Matthew, daughter Michelle, numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins & Aunt and Uncle. He
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
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