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Larry Bell | May 03, 1949 - October 17, 2020

It is with heavy hearts to announce that Larry Ross Bell passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the age of 71. He was survived by his wife Ruth; fur babies Tess & Abby; stepdaughters Nikki & Sherri (Jake); son Scott; two grandchildren Kayden & Spencer; two nieces Jody & Michelle. Larry was predeceased by his parents, Ross & June & sister, Wendy. Larry was a very talented wood worker, chef & he will be missed by all. Rest In Peace.
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Doris Wilson | July 25, 1944 - October 09, 2020

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Kathrine "Kay" Blank | August 29, 1928 - October 07, 2020

On October 07, 2020 Kathrine (Kay) Blank (nee Thiessen) passed away peacefully at the age of 92. Kay was born on August 29th, 1928 in Rosenthal Chortitza, Russia to John Thiessen and Anna Peters. Kay was predeceased by her husband Werner, son Roy, her brother Jacob and sisters Anna and Helen. Kathrine is survived by several nephews and nieces. Kay immigrated to Canada with her family first settling in Yarrow B.C and then embarked on her own to live in Vancouver ,B.C. Kay met the love of her life, Werner, at the Alpen club in Vancouver, married, and had a son Roy. They decided to pursue a more simple life, bought property and built a cabin in the remote wilderness around Birkenhead Lake. Kay loved being in the outdoors and would often spend hours hiking the trails in the mountains around this area. Their only son passed away tragically when Kay and her husband decided to relocate to Armstrong, where her husband passed. Kay moved to Salmon Arm which she truly loved, and would spend the remaining days of her life. Kathrine was very private, tenacious and had a independent spirit. A service will be held at Oceanview Cemetery at a later date.
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Harry Fast | April 01, 1927 - October 05, 2020

He was born in a Blacksmith Shop near Morris Manitoba and the only one of Seven Boys to be born in Canada. Started life on the Farm and became a Lineman for Manitoba Power then Saskatchewan Power. He learned to pick a Guitar with his Brother George and played many dances while travelling as a Lineman. He met and Married Vera Moffat (Sept 14, 1953) in Saskatoon. They followed the family to Vancouver in 1955 and he went to work for BC Electric which became BC Hydro. They moved to Kamloops, with kids in tow, in 1960 and bought Abs Grocery which they operated until buying Beatty’s Dept Store in Chase BC in 1967. The Store was renamed Fast’s Dept Store and kept them busy for the next seven years. They had already built a cabin in Sorrento in 1962, which they moved into and converted to a house. After the store was sold in 1974, he became a School Bus Driver for 19 years driving through Chase Creek and up to Pillar Lake every day and loved doing it. He greatly enjoyed the community of Chase and was involved from the beginning in the Curling Club and the Lions Club. He was a Proud Charter member of the Lions Club and would work the Sockeye Runs and Deal at the Casinos as well as 400 Club Tickets. Mom and Dad would host the Lions BBQ in the back yard and Dad continued this event after Mom passed. It was the scene of some great Bocci games. He also enjoyed his Canucks and BC Lions. His biggest enjoyment came from his Yard and Garden. When it was Tomato time, he would just put a Saltshaker in his shirt pocket and wander thru the rows eating his breakfast and lunch. Everything was referred to as the “Back Forty” and many of the Worlds Problems were solved while sitting in a chair with a snort gazing at the growing crops. He was able to tend his Garden and Yard by himself until he was 92. He spent the last year of his life at Parkside in Chase and enjoyed driving around town in his Scooter and visiting old friends. He was a Kind and Gentle Person and a man with Integrity and Honesty. His Word was his Word, and a Handshake was all that was required. He was predeceased by Wife, Vera (Moffat, 1995), Daughter-in-Law Anne Fast (2005) and recently Sister-in-Law Donna Booth, Parents - Jacob and Susanna, Brothers - John, Ben, Jake, Dick, Abe and George. He is survived by his two sons, Steven and Jeffrey. Also, Four Grandchildren, Thomas, Kimberly (Trevor), Stuart (Krista) and Kelsey. One Great Grandchild, Kendra. Close Relatives David Booth, Lucy Moffat and Sandra Broadbent (Moffat) as well as numerous relatives and Friends. A special thank you to Carol Mowers and Karen Leduc The Family would like to thank the Staff at Parkside Community for all their Care and Compassion (A Great Place) as well as the Nurses and Care Aides at Chase Interior, Salmon Arm Interior, Hillside Village and SLGH Level 2. All these people made his last year go with Dignity and Respect. Thank You!
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Terry "Pat" Phelan | June 12, 1957 - October 04, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Terry “Pat” Phelan at the age of 63 following a lengthy health battle. Pat is survived by his daughters Hailey, Kelsie, Samantha, brothers Len (Ann), Steve (Judy), his sisters Wendy (Ken), Laurie (Ivor) and predeceased by his brother Glen. He attended Centennial High School, where he did well in school and excelled in sports. Reigning from a naturally athletic family, he enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball, but his one true love was baseball. Pat moved to Yakima for his post-secondary education, where he played with a team of men that would eventually become his brothers. This team went on to be NWAACC champions two years in a row, and the 1976-’77 team was inducted into the NWAACC hall of fame in 2003. Pat was named “Mr. Hustle”, “MVP”, and “All-Star Catcher” by his teammates. Pat continued playing ball when he returned to Canada, winning gold for Team BC in the 1977 Canada Summer Games. Following a successful ball career, Pat went on to coach across the country. He coached for the Ottawa White Sox, for the Big League Experience summer camp in Oliver B.C., head coached at the BC Summer Games in 2006, and eventually helped the Salmon Arm Hornets in their journey to provincials in 2018. Pat was widely regaled as a pillar of youth baseball in B.C., and also volunteered countless hours as a high school volleyball coach to two of his daughters, Kelsie and Samantha. Pat went by many names to those that knew him; Terry, Pat, Patty, Grump, but to most, he was known as Coach. He connected to the world and those around him through the love of the game of baseball. His legacy will live on in those that played with him, worked with him, were coached by him, and all of those that loved him. The family would like to express their gratitude for the nursing staff at Bastion Place care home for making Pat comfortable in his final days. There will be a celebration of life once large gatherings are permitted. Details to follow.
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James Scott "Jim" Simons | June 19, 1955 - October 02, 2020

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Edward Karczewski | September 29, 1960 - October 02, 2020

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Gary Schaff | November 13, 1959 - August 07, 2020

Born in Vancouver Nov. 13, 1959 Died in Edmonton Aug. 7, 2020 It is with heavy hearts we say, farewell Gary Schaff. Only 60 years young, his passing was sudden and unexpected. Given all his past triumphs over tribulations, we somehow figured he would outlive us all. Gary always saw a way up, even when he was in a low spot. After suffering a life altering event he rose up to compete in the 1988 Seoul Paralympics where he medalled in discus. He also enjoyed mentoring and coaching other athletes for several years. Predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Lucie Schaff - Gary will be greatly missed by the family and friends he has left behind. A graveside service will be held in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday, October 17th, at 2 p.m. with Celebrant Jack Bowers officiating.
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Paul Kingsley Sales | June 08, 1940 - September 26, 2020

Paul Kinsley Sales June 8 1940- Sept 26, 2020 Paul left this earth peacefully to be with his heavenly Father. Paul was born in Lacombe AB, and was married to Loreen on May 13, 1967in Edmonton, Alberta. They moved to Salmon Arm in 1971. Paul was predeceased by Loreen and two siblings Roy and Blythe. He is survived by his son Les (Wendy), and his daughter Kim (Todd) and 5 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by his 8 siblings: Johnny, Dale, Archie, Tim, Elaine, Kathy, Sharon, and Joan. Paul built 7 houses in the Salmon Arm area, he also owned an art store for a number of years. Paul was kind hearted to everyone he met and would go out of his way to help those in need. He enjoyed being creative and painting with oils. He also loved to garden, and did lots of puzzles, but his greatest treasure in life was his family. Many thanks to the staff at Mount Ida Mews for their excellent care of Paul in his last days.
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Ryan Davies | July 22, 1982 - September 23, 2020

On September 22, 2020 Ryan tragically passed away while doing something he absolutely loved, hunting with his good friends on the Peace River. He is remembered and loved by wife Lindsay, children Madex and Nova, parents, Betty (Greg) and Craig (Vicki), brothers, Brad (Leigh) and Taylor (Jazmine) niece and nephew Winter and Sitka, as well with the many friends he met along the way. Ryan was predeceased by his younger brother Cody. Those that were fortunate enough to have met Ryan knew his passion for life was matched only by his desire to fully live it. His interests took him from the bottom of the ocean (as a master diver) to the tops of mountain peaks hunting game. Ryan's commitment to those he loves was evident in all he did. He was an amazing husband, best friend and soul mate to wife Lindsay, together they built a beautiful life and family. Their children Madex and Nova have many fun and loving memories of a father dedicated to raising them right. In lieu of flowers, a Go Fund Me page has been set up for Ryan’s family at ca.gofundme.com/f/ryan-davies-memorial
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