September 1, 1927 – January 15, 2020
at the age of 92 years
A Celebration of Wilbert’s life will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC
Born September 1, 1927 near Ridgedale SK to Ernest and Irene Stewart. Wilbert passed away on January 15, 2020.
Wilbert was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Shirley, in 2017 and is survived by his daughters Berna (Ian) and Leona (Rod), grandchildren Lyall (Jennifer), Gareth and Laura (Henry), great-grandsons Owen and Jackson, brothers Ross and Earl (Astrid) and sister Enid (Urb) as well as many other well loved relatives and friends.
Wilbert grew up and farmed in the Salmon Arm area. In 1955 he married Shirley Loring and together they spent time in Port Alberni, Fort St. John, Victoria and Penticton before travelling North America for six years and finally retiring to Sicamous.
Wilbert was a hard-working man who loved his family and the land. He loved to drive all forms of vehicles including farm equipment, half tons, commercial trucks, school buses, RVs, and his ride-on lawn mower and snow plow. He treasured his time at Chain Lake and out at many of BC’s fishing lakes. Despite losing his hearing, he still loved to visit with his wonderful neighbours in Sicamous.
We wish to thank the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Vernon Surgical Ward, Bastion Place Pathways (Rehab) and Bastion Place (Palliative) for the tireless care they provided to Dad in his final months.
We encourage you to plant a hill of potatoes or a row of corn in Dad’s memory and fill a bird feeder in memory of the hours of happiness birds brought to him.
A Celebration of Wilbert’s life will take place in the spring at Fischer’s Funeral Services.