Bowers Funeral Service & Crematorium

Our Team

Ashley Dallas

In the summer of 2018 Ashley moved to Salmon Arm from Kamloops to join the Bower’s team as a Funeral Director/Embalmer. Ashley has a passion for serving the community through her work in funeral service and is excited to be a part of this wonderful community. She is honored to be entrusted with the care of every person she serves and enjoys helping families celebrate their loved one’s life in the most unique way possible. In her spare time Ashley enjoys spending time snuggled up reading or watching movies, hiking, running, spending time with family and friends and is looking forward to exploring all the outdoor activities that the Shuswap has to offer.

Capreece Bowers

Capreece was born and raised in Salmon Arm, attended UNBC in Prince George and obtained her Master’s Degree in Psychology. Currently, she runs a private counseling practice, but is also active in the funeral home as a registered celebrant and funeral director. Capreece has many years of experience working with families who have suffered grief and loss. She enjoys biking and outdoor activities and lives with her husband, Mike, and their two children, Jasmine and Sam.

Chrissie Sulz

Chrissie was born and raised in Revelstoke and has been involved in the funeral home since 1990. Her duties include running the office and preparing documentation, memorial cards and guest books for funerals. She also assists with funerals and helps wherever assistance is required. Chrissie enjoys an active lifestyle and her hobbies include knitting, gardening, walking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Craig Bolen

Craig was born and raised in Salmon Arm and joined the team at Bowers Funeral Service in 2014. He completed his apprenticeship in 2017 and loves serving the families of the community. Craig enjoys spending time outdoors in the Shuswap and around BC. From rock climbing to mountain biking with their dog Hally, he and his wife Sarah, and son, Sam, love heading out on local adventures.

David Wallensteen

Dave was born and raised in Salmon Arm and enjoys serving the families of the community through the funeral home. Although a forest technician by trade, Dave graduated from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2009. Dave enjoys a variety of endurance sports and is an active member of the Larch Hills Nordic Society. He makes his home in the Grandview Bench area with his wife, Terry. They have two grown children, Trevor and Sarah, and one grandson.

Gary Sulz

Gary was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and has resided in BC since 1969. He has been involved in funeral service since 1980 and graduated from the BC Funeral Service Apprenticeship Program in 1982. He started with Bowers Funeral Service in Salmon Arm in 1984 and has been involved in the operation of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home since that time. In 1990, Gary, along with his partners, Jack Bowers and Kevin Bolen bought out the existing business and buildings from the Brandon family and have been operating the business under the Brandon Bowers name ever since. Gary’s hobbies include scuba diving, gardening and his motorcycle. He lives in Revelstoke with his wife, Chrissie and they have three grown children, three grandsons and two granddaughters.

Jack Bowers

Born and raised in Salmon Arm, Jack is the owner of Bowers Funeral Service. He purchased the funeral home in 1972 from his father, Thomas Bowers. He lives in Salmon Arm with his wife, Gayle. Along with funeral service, Jack has many other endeavours to keep himself busy. In past years, he has been involved in local business and plays an active role in the community. He was a long-term member of the board of the Salmar Community Association and enjoys giving back to the community. Jack also enjoys staying active as an avid cyclist and runner, completing four Ironman Triathlons over the years.

Kevin Bolen

Born and raised in Enderby, Kevin is the manager/partner at Bowers Funeral Service. Kevin started working part-time while still attending school. After graduation in 1982, Kevin enrolled in the BC Funeral Service Apprenticeship Program. Currently, Kevin is serving as a director on the board of the BC Family Funeral Association and is a past president of the Shuswap Hospice Society. Kevin lives in Salmon Arm with his wife, Jacquie.

Krista Manuel

Krista was born in Stratford, Ontario, and moved to BC in 1995. She has called Revelstoke home since 2002 and has two children, a dog and three cats. Krista is currently enrolled in the CCFS apprenticeship program and is looking forward to serving the community as a licensed funeral director in Revelstoke. Krista loves being outdoors enjoying nature, which usually takes the form of dog walks. She also sings in a choir and enjoys cooking (and eating) great meals with friends.

Naomi Silver

Naomi was born in Swansea, Wales. She was raised in Toronto, Ontario, but the Shuswap area has been Naomi’s home since 1982. Naomi has been supporting grieving families in our community since 1988. She has facilitated many workshops on a variety of topics relating to grief and loss. She lives with her husband, Keith, on their farm at White Lake. They have five grown children. Naomi’s interests include crafts, gardening, round dancing and her five grandchildren.

Sarah Bolen

Sarah moved to Salmon Arm after marrying Craig, in the summer of 2016. She joined the Bowers team as the office administrator and is involved in a variety of aspects in the running of the funeral home. Sarah has a love for the outdoors, and spends her spare time gardening, rock climbing, mountain biking and x-country skiing. She also has a passion for refurbishing old furniture and working on small DIY projects.

Serving and caring for families in our community with understanding and dignity since 1947