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Edith Clara Kornelson | October 13, 1934 - August 06, 2020

Our mom, Edith Clara Kornelson, born October 13, 1934, was one of four children born to Jack and Elizabeth Pankratz. She committed her life to Christ when she was 16 years old, having held off for some time because she feared losing the friendship of a girl named Mickey. Mom took her training as a registered nurse at Galt Hospital in Lethbridge, living with her sister and graduating in 1955. She immediately moved to Hazelton to work at Wrinch Memorial Hospital, intentionally choosing a mission hospital. She and Dad met there and married on June 9, 1956. Eight children and a very busy life ensued. Their eight children are her proudest accomplishment and relationships were her chief aim and joy in life. Edith drove school bus while disciplining, cleaning, cooking, sewing and birthing. Mom worked very hard her whole life in caring for her family and filling her chosen role as help-mate to dad. All of us have countless fond memories of Sunday dinners with other church families and we welcomed many strangers and missionaries into our home as short-term boarders or just to share a meal. Hospitality is a gift she cultivated and she shared her talents generously. and enjoyed teasing and inside jokes. She had a silly sly sense of humour. We will miss her obvious delight in family and friends and matter-of-fact attitude in doing what needed to be done, and doing it to the best of her ability. Mom and Dad moved to Saskatchewan with their two youngest children in 1985 to farm 5 quarters. They both so loved babies and doted on their own, and then, in turn, grand and great grandchildren . The grief over the loss of their eldest son, Gordon, in 1990 was the most difficult period of her life In their ‘empty nest’ years, Mom loved to stop off and visit extended family-both her and dad‘s relatives – and friends they had made over the years in their various places of residence. She and dad would play tapes and sing for hours as they drove from one location to the next. Mom and Dad purchased a place in Maricopa AZ in 1993 and started spending a few months each winter down there. Mom began having pain in her back while in Maricopa. Eventually she had back surgery in 2011 in Vernon, BC hoping to relieve that pain. Unfortunately she never got full relief and the pain gradually got worse. She and dad decided to put the farm in Saskatchewan up for sale and make their permanent home on Greg and Melody’s property in Salmon Arm to be more central to their children. Mom’s beloved life partner was promoted to glory on October 6, 2018. She spent the remainder of her life in Hillside Village, choosing to join her Saviour and Lord and other loved ones on August 6th. Her testimony of God’s faithfulness in her life will always be remembered by all who knew her.
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Kenneth Joseph Doyle | July 31, 1944 - August 06, 2020

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Ingrid Anne Nelson | May 10, 1944 - August 02, 2020

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Thomas John "Tom" Yarama | December 06, 1954 - August 01, 2020

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William Kenneth "Ken" Pattison | August 16, 1933 - July 31, 2020

Ken passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020 at the age of 86. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend, Karen; his children, Kevin (Karin), Kurt (Heather), Brad; stepchildren, Debbie (Wayne) Morrison and Stuart Lind; grandchildren, Pete (Jerrica) Pattison, Chali (Dan) Stewart, Kurtis (Marissa) Pattison, Mikaela Pattison and great grandchildren, Guage, Dexter, Corbin and Oakland Stewart. Ken was predeceased by his first wife, Leona in 1967. Ken loved to spend time with his family and friends as well as his passion for the game of golf. No service will be held at Ken’s request.
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Kay Carolyn Daniels | July 15, 1963 - July 29, 2020

On July 29th 2020, Kay gently excused herself from the world after a fierce battle with cancer. Mom was born on July 15th, 1963 during a heat wave in Pasadena, TX; likely contributing to her lifelong love of sunshine and heat. She was mostly raised in North Delta and lived most of her life in the lower mainland. She relocated to Salmon Arm in 2018 to be up on the Shuswap where she had spent countless summers with family. Mom passionately loved music with every fibre of her being and was talented at passing along her treasury of musical knowledge to anybody that seemed interested. She had a gift for making a lasting impression on everyone she encountered. She was predeceased by her son Geoffrey, her dad Frank, and many other family members and friends that have gone before her. She is survived by her daughter Jeannine (Brian), 3 grandchildren, mom Loraine, brother Ernie (Jackie), two nieces, and many other family members and friends. We'd like to give a big thank you to those who have gone above and beyond over the last 19 months to give Mom the very best care; Dr. Lorenz, Dr. Main, Dr. Journeau, the SLGH Oncology team, Moms Palliative team (especially Joel), and Dr. Bell. We wouldn't have had these extra months with Mom without your care and love. We are so grateful for you all. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, please live as Mom would have wanted by surrounding yourself with music and by not allowing anyone in your life to be a Seahawks or Leafs fan
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Sara Alberta "Sadie" Murdoch | April 15, 1926 - July 28, 2020

Sara Alberta Murdoch passed away peacefully on July 28 at 94 years of age. “Sadie” was born on April 15, 1926 at Blackie, Alberta and was raised on a nearby farm at Brant. She married Harvey Chaffee in December 1944 and they farmed near Cayley where they had 2 children, Linda & Roy. They divorced in 1952 and Sadie moved to Calgary where she took a secretarial course and worked for National Life Insurance Company. She married George Murdoch in November 1955 and they had 2 sons, Greg & Brad. Sadie & George moved to Canoe in 1963 and built the Double M Motel. In May, 1966, son Greg, 9, was hit by a car and killed on the highway. In 1972 they sold the motel and built a beautiful home overlooking the Larch Hills. She was the secretary at North Canoe School for a few years and later was a medical receptionist for Dr Newell/Dr Marr. She was a member of the Shuswap Lake Hospital Auxiliary for 30 years and enjoyed being a “Greeter” for many of those years. Curling was her passion. She skipped many games in the old curling club as well as the existing one and attended many out of town bonspiels. Her favorite memories were enjoying holidays on the lake with family, grandchildren and friends. She loved fishing and did some ocean fishing with her brother-in-law, Clayton. She and George enjoyed being ‘Snowbirds’ in Arizona for several years and she was fortunate to enjoy a couple of cruises after his passing in December 1993. She designed and built her dream home in Aspen Grove subdivision in 1999. When the yard became too much for her, she bought a condo in McIntosh Grove. She lived there until she got tired of cooking for herself, then moved to Piccadilly Terrace Senior’s Residence. There she enjoyed social activities with many friends, old & new. She suffered a stroke in August 2013 and had been a resident of Mt. Ida Mews Care Facility since then. She leaves to mourn her passing, Brad Murdoch (Sandi), Roy Chaffee (Lana), and Linda Spencer (Wayne). 9 grandchildren; Tiffany Gardner (Ryan), Brandon Cumming (Ryan), Danielle Redhead (Mike), Rod Chaffee, Michelle Chaffee, Michael Chaffee (Delta), Ken Nelson (Jamie), Richard Nelson (Randall), Tracy Nelson (Dave), 3 step grandchildren; Brent Spencer (Miyuki), Stacey Spencer (Alf), Nicole Murdoch, 12 great grandchildren; Alexandra, Chayse, Tristan, Keane, Ophelia, Kyle, Cody, Christine, William, Maya, Derek & Ethan, 4 step great grandchildren; Lily, Jack, Azera & Jeradin, 3 great, great grandchildren; Bentley, Sara-Leigh & Carter. Also sister-in-law Phyllis McDonald and many nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by husband, George; son, Greg; brother, RD; sister, Jean; brother-in-law, Clayton; and parents, Mary & Donald McDonald. The family wishes to thank Dr. Juliann Aitchison, and the wonderful staff, nurses, and caregivers at Mt. Ida Mews for the exceptional care mom received during the last 7 years. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.
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Mary Louise Anderson | October 15, 1936 - July 24, 2020

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Joy Iris Guenter | May 06, 1930 - July 23, 2020

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William Leonard Rogers | April 08, 1936 - July 22, 2020

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