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Roy Phillip Bechthold | October 21, 1941 - May 19, 2020

Roy Bechthold, a lifelong resident of Golden, B.C., passed away peacefully on May 19th at his home due to heart failure. Roy was in his 78th year. When Roy was born his parents, Richard (Dick) Bechthold and Gerda Hedberg were homesteaders in the Moberly area. Roy’s grandparents, Nels and Edla Hedberg were among the first homesteaders in Moberly settling in the area in 1913. Roy was the only child of Dick and Gerda. Roy spent his early childhood years in Moberly and his fondness of the mountains and the pioneer lifestyle was a lifelong passion. When Roy was about 12 yrs old the family moved into town so he would be close to school. Roy married Bernice Shewaga from Revelstoke in 1961 and the young couple settled in Nicholson, a few miles south of Golden. Roy and Bernice had three sons, Rick, Robin and Jason. For most of his career of 30 years, Roy was an equipment operator for the highways department. Over his lifetime Roy had varied hobbies and interests, including trapping, fishing, berry picking, shooting muzzle loader rifles, knife making, dark room photography, wedding and nature photography, woodworking, ridding quads and computer publishing. Roy was self-taught and he seemed to master most endeavours he embraced. Roy was a history buff, and he was most fond of western Canadian, local and family histories. For a short time he worked for the Golden Museum when the museum was starting up. Roy also enjoyed the poetry of Robert Service and he mastered the reciting of some of Service’s most famous works. Roy leaves behind his wife Bernice of 59 years, his sons Rick (Ina), Robin, Jason (Bonnie), grandsons Rem (Tania), Ron (Mai), Kent, Dustin, granddaughter Sammi (Matt) and four great-grandsons. A private family funeral service was held at the Hindman Bower Funeral Home in Golden, BC on Saturday, May 23, 2020. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Golden Museum in memory of Roy.
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Robert Bruce "Bob" Henderson | June 11, 1950 - May 14, 2020

On May 14, 2020 Bob passed away peacefully at home with his loving family following a stoic battle with cancer. Bob was born in Golden, BC. He was the oldest of four boys: Gord (Wendy), Wayne (Lori), and Allen, born to Bruce and Jean. Bob’s life was full of what mattered most to him: family, friends, and physical activity. During his high school years, he met his best friend and soul mate, Karen. They enjoyed more than fifty years together. Bob and Karen worked hard to build a strong family. They had five children: Shannon (Chris), Jennifer (Lance), Richard, Tyson, and Amanda (Troy). He enjoyed watching his family grow to include ten grandchildren: Zoey, Elise, Molly, Treyden, Teagan, Heidi, Ryann, Hunter, Ellis and Callie. He often commented on how much he appreciated how different they each were. Bob had an extremely rewarding career as a teacher, where he had a profound impact on youth. He just knew how to connect! In his early teaching years, he taught Physical Education and Mathematics in Fernie and Terrace, BC. He thrived most while teaching at The Senior Alternate Program in Salmon Arm until his retirement in 2009. Throughout his career, he coached a wide range of school and community sports. As a coach he had the ideal combination of athleticism, people skills and competitive drive. Bob was an extremely hard working, capable man. During the summers and into his retirement he worked various physical jobs: carpentry, logging, forestry, lumber mills, and the oil industry. Bob was truly a “jack of all trades”; he believed in doing it himself. Along with Karen, their wonderful friends, and Bob’s brothers and their wives, he enjoyed many motorcycle adventures, sports “leagues”, and social events. Bob was often the facilitator of these activities, which always included games, competition, humour, and a good dose of harassment. Bob loved to tease. Most of all he loved pranks. Bob never believed in following the rules simply for the sake of it. He found the perfect balance between risk-taking and stability. One of Bob’s greatest strengths was his ability to bring people together. He worked hard to keep his family together, to maintain connections with extended family, and to connect with friends and co-workers. So many of us can draw on a piece of ourselves that Bob influenced. What a legacy! Bob was predeceased by his parents, Bruce and Jean, and his son Tyson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to “St. Paul’s Sinus Centre” through St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Phone: 604-682-8206, Web: www.helpstpauls.com Due to current regulations, a small gathering to honour Bob will be held in the future.
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Viola Mary Stoltzmann | August 03, 1934 - May 13, 2020

On Wednesday May 13th at 10pm, Viola Mary Stoltzmann(nee Bettcher) passed away in Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, B.C. at the age of 85. Viola was born on a farm on August 3 , 1934 in Saskatchewan. As a child she moved to BC with her family. All her life Viola was involved in church life: youth groups, choirs, board member. Viola was an athletic outdoors person enjoying baseball, skiing, hiking fishing, camping, and sailing. She had a successful career with Shell Canada for over 25 years. Viola met and married Manfred Stoltzmann and they resided in New Westminster until their retirement when they moved to Pender Island where they built a beautiful home together. In her retirement Viola sailed, travelled and learned how to paint. She loved being with family and always enjoyed having visitors to Pender. Her life on Pender included many friends who were like family to her. Viola is predeceased by her loving husband, Manfred Stoltzmann, father, Walter Bettcher, mother, Pauline Bettcher, and brother inlaws, Siegfred Kammholz and Edward Wiens. She is survived by her sister Loreen Wiens, brother, Lawrence Fred Bettcher(Lynda), sister-law Vera Mash(Gunter) and sister-in-law, Rita Kammholz. Viola is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. The family would like to thank the Hillside Village staff for all the care and love they gave Viola. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke foundation.
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Dale James Unger | November 16, 1945 - May 09, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dale James Unger, aged 74 yrs, on May 9, 2020 in Salmon Arm, BC. He is survived by his wife of 52 yrs, Ellen, son Shawn (Winnie) and grandsons James & Richard of Ottawa, ON, sister Ann Day & family, Aunt Ardena Zinger and family, brother-in-laws Ed (Marilyn) Nattass and Tom (Loretta) Nattrass as well as nieces, nephews, his cousins in England and friends across Canada. He was predeceased by his parents Jim & Val Unger. Dale was born on November 16, 1945 in Plymouth, England and came to Castor, Alberta, Canada when he was 11 months old. He then moved north to Fort St. John, BC with his family. In 1953, they moved to Hay River, NWT and he subsequently completed high school in Yellowknife, NWT. He had many good memories of his life in the territories. He moved to Edmonton and met Ellen and they were married in 1968. Dale worked in several different careers throughout BC and Alberta and his training as an electrician took him back to his beloved NWT working in Baffin Island (where he developed a hobby of watching polar bears). In 1992, they relocated to Yellowknife for 4 years where he was the manager for Standard Electric Ltd. He enjoyed the outdoor life including boating, snowmobiling and a fly-in fishing adventure. He was also an avid curler, learning to “hurry hard” at a young age. They retired to Salmon Arm in 2006. In retirement, they enjoyed travelling to USA, England, France, the Carribean and a cross Canada camping trip in 2013. Dale always had a great sense of humour and enjoyed playing pranks. He was a good conversationalist and could and would talk to anyone. He was very fond of music including Western, Classical and Rock and Roll. He enjoyed playing and coaching a variety of sports. Later in life, he enjoyed watching his grandson play hockey. Dale will be sorely missed but will always be in our hearts. Due to the covid-19 there will be no service at this time. A family service will be held in Strome, AB later this summer. Memorial donations can be made to the organizations where Dale volunteered; Salmon Arm Curling Club, Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army or the charity of your choice.
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Chuck Swartz | January 21, 1945 - May 08, 2020

Charles (Chuck) B. Swartz born Jan 21,1945 in Vancouver B.C., passed away peacefully with family by his side on May 8,2020 in Salmon Arm B.C. Chuck and his wife Sandra have lived in the Grindrod area for over 40 years, where they ran the general store in the 80"s . Chuck was an outdoorsman who loved to fish, snowmobile, camp, play ball and spend time at the river with his beloved dogs. After retiring from softball Chuck became the Predators #1 fan. Chuck was a devoted family man survived by his wife of 54yrs , son Brad (Jody) Swartz, daughter Stephanie (Todd) Richards, grandchildren Teneill Richards, Conner Richards (Brooke) ,Carson Richards (Paige) and Charlie Swartz, Great grandson Sawyer Richards, sister-in-law Wendy Wishinski (Clayton), brother-in-law Michael Poitras, cousins, nieces, and nephew. Celebration of life to be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the SPCA in memory of Chuck would be appreciated.
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Amy "Emma" Brasseur | August 30, 1924 - May 07, 2020

BRASSEUR, Amy (Emma) passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lodge Retirement Home on May 7, 2020, at the age of 95. Amy was born on August 30, 1924, in Badger, Manitoba. She met the love of her life, Henry, in Carrick, Manitoba and together they raised their family in Atikokan, Ontario. In 1979, they moved to Logan Lake, B.C. for Henry’s work, and retired in Salmon Arm, B.C., in 1985. Amy’s life was exemplified by a commitment to her husband of 69 years, her family, and her faith in God. Amy truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures such as gardening, reading, canning, fried food, and chatting with family and friends. Amy could positively reach people through kindness and her prayers. She lived by one of her favorite Bible verses (Psalm 91:2) I will say to the Lord “You are my refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.” Amy will be remembered by her sons, Ed of Salmon Arm, and Ron (Emma) of Kamloops; six grandchildren, Derek Boulet, Beau (Natalee) Brasseur, Tanya (Adam) Loncan, Michael (Rachelle) Brasseur, Brad (Brenda) Brasseur, and Rachelle (John) Turner; eight great grandchildren, Noah, Austin, Nixon, Kyle, Elise, Kierci, Isaac, and Simone; and numerous other family members. Amy was predeceased by her husband, Henry; her parents; daughter, Harriet Boulet; and her five sisters and their husbands, Olga (John), Mary (John), Ann (Wilson), Wassy (Eddy), and Sally (Rudy). A heart filled thanks is given to the staff at Shuswap Lodge Retirement Home for the outstanding care they provided Amy. A special thank-you to her favorite doctor, Dr. Heunis, for his kindness and compassion, and her numerous friends and family members for their love and support throughout her life. A private family graveside service will be held at Mount Ida Cemetery in Salmon Arm, BC. If so desired, contributions in memory of Amy may be given to a charity of your choice.
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Hilly Numan | January 24, 1926 - May 06, 2020

Hiltje Numan (nee Algra) passed away peacefully on May 6, 2020 at the age of 94 years. Hilly was born in Tijnje, Friesland, the Netherlands, the second child of five born to Douwe and Jantje Algra. Her Christian faith was the most important thing in her life. She was a dedicated wife, mother and friend who provided a loving home for her family and it was a place where guests were always welcome. She lived through World War II as a teenager and served as a courier for the Dutch underground. After the war she drove supply trucks for the Dutch army. On February 7, 1952 she married Siebe Jan Numan. Soon after, they immigrated to Vancouver, BC, Canada where they were blessed with 6 children. They were married for 68 years. Hilly is survived by her husband and their children Witte (Wilma), Dewey (Norma), Arthur (Diane), Suzanne (Tom), and Tina. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Margaret (Bill), Siebe (Rosie), Hilda (Travis), Suzanne (Mike), David (Kendra), Joel, Andrea (Andriy), Vanessa, Angela (Peter), Natasha, Jason (Miranda), Chris, Michael, Andrzej, and Nasz and 13 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her son of 8 months, Johnny (1964). Funeral services were held on May 8 at the Shuswap Memorial Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at Good Samaritan Hillside Village (Cottage 2) for the amazing care given to her for the last eight years.
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Raymond Albert Lewin | July 20, 1932 - May 06, 2020

Lovingly Remembered.
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Marianne Jager | October 29, 1945 - May 02, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Marianne Jager announces her passing after a brief illness. Marianne passed away peacefully surrounded by immense love on May 2, 2020. Her heart full with unwavering strength until her last earthly breath. She was confident in knowing she lived a full life, with a great love that many endeavor their whole lives to find, in her husband Rick – and having so much joy in her sons Eddie and Sonny and her granddaughter Samantha. Marianne was kind, loving and gentle. The best story and joke teller. She captured a room with her joy, laughter and spirit. She enjoyed golfing, dancing and visiting with friends. Her physical presence will be forever missed by all those lucky enough to have been graced by her. She leaves behind to celebrate her life countless people that loved her. A Celebration of Marianne’s life will be announced at a later date. Those who desire may make Memorial donations in memory of Marianne to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29 St N.W. Calgary, Alta T2N -4N2 Ph# 403-521-3723
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Dorothy Cadden | September 22, 1928 - April 29, 2020

Dorothy Louise Cadden (Zubick) passed away on April 29, 2020 after a brief stay at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. She was just shy of celebrating her 92nd birthday. Known to her friends as “Dot” she had been a resident of Piccadilly Terrace in Salmon Arm for the past 10 years having moved from Vernon to be closer to family. Dorothy was born in Luseland Saskatchewan on September 22, 1928. She was one of six children born to Peter Zubick and Sophie Noome Valouche. (Mary, Clara, Lilian, Ronald, Dorothy and Sheridan). Her mother died during her first year and her father then married Ruth Poole and together they had 2 more daughters, Margaret and Gladys. Her brother Sheridan died at an early age from a heart defect. Typical of so many families during the great depression, homesteading on the prairies dealt a hard life to new immigrants. She often talked about how poor the family was and how her father had lost everything as a result of hard times. She treasured her keepsakes as a remembrance to those times and the bond that developed between family and loved ones. The family moved to the Kootenays where she spent her later youth and early adult life. While living in Nelson she met and married Herbert Henry Cadden - “Bert” in 1948. Bert served with the RCAF in WW II and following the war he began a career as a locomotive engineer with Canadian Pacific Railway. Dot’s early married life was spent being a railroaders wife and raising 2 children Lynn and Jim. The family made stops in Sicamous and Revelstoke where she settled following the sudden death of her husband in 1971. Dot was an active member and volunteer of the Revelstoke Legion Ladies Axillary and upon her relocation to Vernon, she volunteered at an Adult Special Needs Group Home. Her retirement years saw her active at the Shubert Seniors Centre in Vernon. Dot led the Sickness and Wellness Committee for many years and devoted countless hours to visiting and supporting fellow members during failing health. Dot would love to be kindly remembered as a “Healer”. She was a compassionate and kind person and always considered others over herself. She was always trying to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate. She had a fascinating interest in the power of the mind in healing of the body and her library was filled with books on this topic. Dot was also a strong believer in the benefits of natural foods in healing. She was a collector of recipe books, jewelry and china; a common trait of women of her generation. Dot never entered the electronic age. Texting and emailing were foreign to her. “Why would you do that” she would say, “instead of picking up a phone and talking to them in person.” She will be greatly missed by her family: Lynn Fitzpatrick and her husband Ralph and her children Michael and Jenny (Drew). Jim and his wife Diane and their children Robert (Leanne), Lanna (Bryce), and Bradley (Brier). She was known to her great grandchildren as “GG”. Carter, Makayla, Colby, Griffin, Keira, Simon, Myla, Kai, Paige, Sylvie, and Parker will miss this tiny old lady who wore a red sweater, earrings, and a butterfly broach. Dot always looked forward to theme parties and family gatherings (Spring Flings, Fall Frolics) at Jim and Diane’s. Her Celebration of Life will be held at the family’s annual Fall Frolic Dorothy was cremated and her ashes will be respectively placed in the natural world where she will be remembered forever. The family would like to thank the staff at Home Support, Mt Ida Clinic and the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their gentle care in the last few years. The family extends special thanks to Jeremy Menzies and the staff of Piccadilly Terrace for treating her so well.
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