Faubert, Esther

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. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1992, her son Bill in 1985, and her daughter Joyce in 2017. She is survived by her daughter Jeannette (Brian Lucas), her grand children Michael (Fatima), John, and Jeffery Varga and Adam (Amber) and Erin Faubert and two great-grandchildren.
She lived with a strong faith, a powerful work ethic, and she set a high standard in everything she did. She was always willing to help family, friends, and her community. She and John retired to Sicamous from Calgary in 1975. She loved the community, the lake, and the weather (No Wind!) She was happy to be a volunteer wherever she could, whether it was organizing a Bake Sale or a Boat Trip. She will be missed by many, and fondly remembered as well.
A memorial service will be held at the Sicamous Bible Church on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 11 am.

Schierbeck, Ian Carl

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 be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The Family would like to send out a big thank you to Dr. Mike Skubiak, the community care nurses and care aides, along with the Bastion Care facility staff.  We appreciate all the care and compassion you provided during our Dads time of need.
An Open House will be held at Fischer’s Funeral Home on Tuesday November 26 from 1- 4PM. 
An open mic will be available, and the family would be grateful to anyone who would like to say some words or share some stories.
Dad was a big supporter of The Salvation Army and The Second Harvest Food Bank in Salmon Arm.  In lieu of flowers, donations to those causes would be greatly appreciated.

Friesen, Donald Harry “Don”

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) Burns, grandchildren Selina Kelly, Sierra Fitch, Jordyn Knoppers, Robyn Fitch, Jacob Knoppers, and Brandi Fitch. He is also survived by his brother Jack Friesen and sister Anne (Norm) Moffat. He is remembered for his love of life and how much he loved to laugh. His faith in God shaped how he lived and was evident by the way he cared for everyone around him. If you wish to contribute to Don’s legacy, his wishes were to further the kingdom of God. Donations can be made to the Gideons, Samaritan’s Purse, the Canadian Sunday School Mission, or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life has been planned for Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11 am at Sorrento Memorial Hall.


O’Reilly, Geraldine

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 by daughters Christine (Gregory), Pamela (Carey), and Marianne, dear family friend Barbara, grandchildren Eldon (Arlana), Trevor, Bryon, Tyler, Aaron (Cynthia), ThiKieuMy “Mia”, and Matthew; great-grandchildren Aiden, Christian, Matthew, Zelda, and baby Micah.
Long-time best friend Andy loved Gerry and their adventures together.
Gerry absolutely loved life. After retiring from nursing and caring for her husband of 41 years Melvin, she relocated to Sicamous and started a new life in the arts. Gerry took lessons in Ukrainian Easter egg art, off-loom weaving, acting, tai chi, yoga, philosophy, choir, and became a senior performer at the prestigious Red Barn, member of the Sicamous Arts Council, and supporter of the Church. She was a shining light on a cloudy day; a beacon of positivity, warmth, and generosity.
There will be an afternoon tea service for Gerry at the Sicamous Seniors Center, Sunday November 24th at 1:00 pm. The family appreciates all the kindness and prayers. We extend our gratitude to the staff at Mount Ida Mews. Very special thanks to Dr. Jack Beech. Donations can made in Gerry’s honour to support arts programs in your local community.
“We love you, a bushel and a peck. You bet your pretty neck we dooo.” We love and miss you dear Mama.

Halverson, Gordon Walter

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 nephews, dear friends Barry & Sally Tarr and many extended family and friends. 
Gordon was born in Lougheed, Alberta on Oct. 5, 1928.  In 1942 Gordon’s family relocated to Vancouver where Gordon began his career as a machinist at IEL Chainsaws.  He went on to work at J. Swan winches until 1972.  After many years of vacationing in the Shuswap, Gordon & Shirley fell in love with the area and decided to make Salmon Arm home.  Gordon became employed with Newnes Machine where he enjoyed his career until retirement at age 62.  One of Gord’s favorite places continued to be Sandy Point Resort.  As seasonals, many “happy hours” were hosted on his and Shirley’s deck, lots of laughs were had and many a duck were fed with the grandkids.
Gordon was very active in the community.  He joined the RCMP Auxillary, Salmon Arm Citizens on Patrol and the Shuswap Arena Society.  He was also a past member of the Masonic Lodge.
Our fondest memories of Gord are sure to be his kind and loving smile, his witty sense of humor and one liners, his love of life and his family….let us not forget his love of garage sales and gadgets which earned him the nickname “gadget man”.  He would open his shop door to help anyone in need of a little repair.  He taught his kids to be kind and respectful and led by example.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 
Our family would like to thank Dr. Heunis for being such a kind and caring doctor, along with the nursing staff at SLGH who were always kind and compassionate.
At Gordon’s request there will not be a formal service however a “Happy Hour” for family and friends will be announced at a later date.

Rownd, Dean

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 family and friends.
Dean was born in Vancouver B.C. on December 5, 1924. At age 17 he proudly joined the Navy where he fought for our country in WW 2. After the war Dean became a Class A electrician and boiler/gas fitter. He married Hazel Janes and raised 7 children in North Vancouver. Dean had itchy feet traveling and living in many places in B.C. Being a social guy he always found a spot for the local BS. Dean(84) remarried to Martha Duna(88) living in N Van. for 4 content years until she passed. He found his way to Salmon Arm where he resided on his son’s now granddaughters property and stayed at the Shuswap Lodge for a short time. You could find Dean as a regular at the Legion, talking with friends, winning the odd meat draw and enjoying the Friday music.
We would like to thank the caring staff at the Shuswap Lodge, Shuswap Lake Hospital and Bastion Place. A celebration of life will be held in the Spring 2020 at the Salmon Arm farm.

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