Gollan, Christopher Brian

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 31, 2020 at the age of 44 years old.
Christopher was born October 29, 1975 in Salmon Arm, B.C. to Brian and Shannon Gollan. He lived in Dawson Creek, Killam and Edmonton, Alberta, Tomslake, Victoria, Vernon, Vancouver, Barriere and Kelowna, B.C. He enjoyed his final years living and working in Silver Creek.
Christopher was always a quiet boy and from a very young age, he always wanted to go to work with his dad, donning his hard hat and lunch box. As he grew older, he became a protective older brother and loved his two sisters, April and Faithe, dearly.  
One of Christopher’s highlights in high school was an exchange trip to Japan. While he did not complete high school as a boy, he was very proud to achieve the requirements for Adult Graduation and completed it with Honours in April of 2017.
Kind and considerate as a boy, Christopher grew into a man who strove to please others and always tried to ensure things were well for those around him.
The one thing Christopher was most proud of in his life was having his daughter Emma. Born in 2002, he stated “she was so perfect”. Christopher and Emma enjoyed many happy times and precious memories over the years. His focus whether together or apart always held her in the highest regard and consideration. He deeply loved his daughter and was always so proud of her.
Christopher was a talented torch on roofer, heavy equipment operator and most recently dangerous tree removal as well as a member of the Christian Labour Association. He also spent a few years living and working at the Mitchell Cattle Co. Wherever Chris worked, his references were outstanding, comments like he can accomplish double the work of any man. Honest, caring, loyal and extremely hard working. He loved Harleys, learning to play the guitar and dogs. He was most at home in the outdoors, whether working, fishing, camping or kayaking.
Christopher knew one speed – full ahead. He tackled life and work with both his inner and outer strength and always expressed a keen sense of humour. He was well liked by all who met him, sociable, polite and kept his struggles to himself. He did not like saying goodbye but ended each conversation with “Bye for now” which indicated that he knew he would see you soon.
Bye for now Christopher………
Christopher leaves to mourn his parents Brian and Susan Gollan, mother Shannon Pohl, daughter Emma April Marie Gollan, sister Faithe (Julien) Picault, niece Sopie, nephew Louis, brother Nathan (Jacqueline) Gollan, grandparents John and Carol Netterfield, Baba Annabel, many aunties and uncles and numerous cousins. He will also be dearly missed by companion Jeanne Marshall, best friend and boss, Jonathon Morrison and many others who considered Christopher a part of their family.
Christopher was predeceased by his sister April Dawn Gollan, grandpa Bud Brekkas, grandparents Roderick and Dorothy Gollan, father Rick Pohl and nephew Gabriel.  
Special thanks to Dr. Shoesmith and palliative care nurse Alison, for their excellence in care ethics shown to Christopher and his family.
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.
If so desired, memorial donations can be made to a trust account held at Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union, 250-832-8011 – ‘in memory of Christopher Gollan’ account to be used for his daughter Emma’s post secondary education. 

Simpson, Michael James

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. The loving son of Jean Murdoch Simpson, he is also survived by his brother and sister Jay and Ann, his beautiful children Gillian & Reid, their mother Cathy Burrus, and his beloved partner Kathy Sigaty and her son Dylan. He was predeceased by his father, Charles (Chuck) Simpson.
Mike grew up a sports enthusiast. He was an excellent water and snow skier, an avid golfer and an award winning competitive swimmer. He was also passionate about technology, always wanting to learn the newest IT gadget. He loved photography and his passion for drone filming lead to the creation of his own company, Big Sky Aerial. He will be remembered for his contagious smile, his silly jokes, and his love for water and his family.
In Mike’s last days he was working at The Quaaout Lodge where he loved his job and the people he worked with.
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


Altschul, Diana Manuela Josephine

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 and Henry Altschul, her brother Tim Altschul, nieces, nephews, cousins and many,many life long friends.
My mom strongly believed in the healing powers of medical marijuana and the strengths, abilities, future it had for her and this who would benefit from it’s healing potential.
My mom has overcome many life struggles, challenges, pain, disease, mental health, you name it! It only made my mom that much stronger as a mother, woman, friend and soulmate.
May you rest in peace mom. Till we meet again.

Swan, Geraldine Sylvia

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 at the beginning of World War II, where she lived in a home for girls with her sister, Marion. In 1948 she and her family returned to Canada by sea, where she would grow up in Beverly, on the outskirts of Edmonton. At the age of 16 she was crowned ‘Beverly Teen Queen’. 
At 25 she met her husband, Colin Evan Swan – a handsome 35 year-old who had spent his twenties and early thirties leading seismic crews in Algeria and Venezuela. Gerry and Colin shared 45 wonderful years together, filled with many memories – most of those years spent on a farm in Rose Prairie (a farming community near Fort St. John, BC). 
Colin and Gerry were blessed with five children:  Burton, Cheryl, Janis, Robert, and Daryl. Spending 34 years in the Peace River country, the Swans built many life-long friendships and were leaders in their home church – Rose Prairie Gospel Tabernacle, where Colin was an elder and later pastor, and Gerry was a school teacher at Rose Prairie Christian Academy. After retirement, Colin and Gerry moved to Salmon Arm, BC in 2006 to be closer to family. 
Over the years Gerry’s warmth and love for people was evident in her home. There was always room for one more at the table or around the Christmas tree. Even strangers would find themselves with a hot bowl of her famous homemade soup – made of whatever she could find in the refrigerator! 
Geraldine spent her final years at Lakeside Manor where she enjoyed the community and friendships of many. She loved playing Scrabble with her sister Marion, Saturday drives with her brother John, time spent with her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, horses, ice cream and a good belly laugh. More than anything, she loved people. 
She is survived by her children, grand children and great grand children: Burton Swift (son – John), Cheryl Sczebel (husband Jerry, children – Greg, Tanisha and husband Jamie, children – Justus, Rooney), Janis Rutschmann (husband Ralf, children – Shelby, Destini-Rae, Micah), Robert Swan (children – Kevin (wife Jaime, son Emmett), Christine Elsdon (husband Dan, daughter Amelia), Miranda, Brayden, Tiandra) and Daryl Swan (wife Michelle, children – Jared, Curtis), her sister Marion Palecheck (husband Neil), and her brother John Timmers. 
Special thanks to the kind staff at Lakeside Manor, Dr. Kirkman, Bastion Place and all those involved that made her last days comfortable and enjoyable. 
She will be greatly missed. 


Wrigley, Eva Emily

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.  That same year they all came to Canada, settling in Vancouver, B.C.  She also lived in the Caribou (east of the 70 Mile House), Green Lake, Chase, Kamloops, Enderby and Salmon Arm.  Mom was a very talented lady she painted, drew, wrote poems, taught herself to play the piano, sewed, and loved gardening, singing and travelling.  In her 70’s she wrote 2 books and had them published.  Mom met everything in her life head on, but always with a sense of humor. 
Mom is predeceased by her husband Ted, sister Betty and 2 sons Bill and Jim.
She is survived by her children Elaine (Dallas) Dobbyn, Lynne (Dennis) Quinn, John (Sharon) Wrigley, and Liz (Fritz) Ziercke and her daughter-in-laws Donna (Bill) Wrigley and Lyndy (Jim) Wrigley.  
13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  As well as relatives in England.
Mom was a devoted servant of our creator Jehovah, she has the wonderful hope of living in a future paradise on earth a fulfillment of Rev. 21:3,4.
The family would like thank Dr. C. Weicker and the staff at Bastion Place for their care, compassion and kindness. 
A family service will be held at a later date.

Watters, Craig William

May 24, 1946 – January 20, 2020
at the age of 73 years

There will be a Celebration of Life in Craig’s honour, date and location to be determined.  Please contact his wife Gail in the near future, for more details.

It is with great sadness the family of Craig Watters announces his passing, peacefully at the Shuswap lake General Hospital on Monday, January 20, 2020, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 73.  He is survived by his loving wife Gail, his daughter Amy (Kevin) and his stepson Aaron (Tracey).  Craig was the proud Grandpa of Nathan, Owen and Cameron.  He also leaves many family members and countless friends behind.  Craig was a strong and selfless man and he touched so many lives with his kindness and generosity.  He was passionate about life, loved fishing and being on the water.  Most of all he loved his family.  He will be forever in our hearts and missed by so many.  There will be a Celebration of Life in Craig’s honour, date and location to be determined.  Please contact his wife Gail in the near future, for more details.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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