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Gerhard Adolf "Gary" Habinger | February 07, 1947 - January 13, 2020

Sometimes in the early hours of the morning, the Angels came to escort Gary to be reunited with his loving parents, Adolf and Margarethe. Gary was born in Austria and came to a young Kitimat with his parents when he was 6 years old. As Kitimat grew so did Gary. He developed a love for the river and could be found on it fishing even when he should have been in school. In school, Gary found his passion for curling that stayed with him even into his retirement years. Between his curling, fishing and sheep hunting in the mountains he had a life well lived and had many a tale to tell of his adventures. As a young man Gary started his work career working at Alcan in the lines. He moved into Security then finished as a supervisor in First Aid. With early retirement and life in the Shuswap he had time to perfect his gardening skills. He had a yard and gardens that many people would stop and admire. Gary was a caring and devoted husband to his wife of 45 years Sharon, a loving father to his daughter Lorissa Dawn {Brad Riley} and a special GG to his granddaughters, Clair and Morgan. He also leaves to mourn his many curling, fishing and hunting buddies plus his wonderful Sorrento neighbors and his many Kitimat friends. At his request there will be no service but the family would like to have a celebration of life in the Spring in Kitimat. "See you on the other side" Gary's favorite quote "I rest my case"
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George Randall "Randy" Wells | February 24, 1955 - January 12, 2020

Celebration of Randy’s Life Saturday, January 25, 2020 Open house, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Grindrod Hall 80 2 Ave, Grindrod, BC V0E 1Y0
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Daryl Edward Gordon | May 25, 1951 - January 11, 2020

Daryl Edward Gordon passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, in the early hours of Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the age of 68 years. A celebration of life service will be held from the Sicamous Senior Centre on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. A reception will follow, allowing time for friends and family to continue sharing memories. Born in Nelson, BC on May 25, 1951. Daryl made Sicamous his home for some 30 years, having worked at many projects and various parts of the world, he was always proud to return to Sicamous. He is fondly remembered for his quick whit, assistance at the Thrift store, and sharing time with the Senior’s playing Crib. He leaves his loving family, partner Mona Bremner, sons, Curtis (Chyanna) of Edmonton, Greg of Langley, 5 grandchildren, Emily, Hanna, Ryder, Faith and Bryce.
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Robert Lee Kidner | March 17, 1932 - January 10, 2020

Kidner, Bob “Sonny” March 17,1932- January 11, 2020 Bob passed away peacefully at home on January 11th, 2020. Left to mourn, his loving wife and friend of 66 years, Rose; daughter Marilyn (Bob) Schindler; grandchildren Curtis and Gayle (Scott) Weed; great grandchildren Sadi and Asa Weed. Predeceased by son Gary who passed away in 1975. Always in our hearts. No service by request.
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Jeremy Charles Myrhaug | August 05, 1979 - January 08, 2020

It is with great shock, sadness and love we announce the tragic death of Jeremy Charles Myrhaug on January 8, 2020 at his residence in Sunnybrae, BC, at the age of 40 years. Born in Salmon Arm, BC on August 5, 1979. Jeremy graduated from Salmon Arm Senior High, as well attended advanced education obtaining several welding certificates, allowing him to work in various jobs in BC and Alberta. He enjoyed hiking, biking, music, and nature, living a quiet life, returning to the Shuswap 5 years ago to enjoy our outdoors. He is sadly missed by his friends and loving family, parents, Jim and Carol Myrhaug of Blind Bay, brothers, Jeff of Lee Creek, Clint (Krista) of White Lake. Jeremy was predeceased by his grandparents, Olaf and Nora Myrhaug, and Doctor Charles and Betty Matthews.
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Craig Turner | February 21, 1974 - January 05, 2020

We are devastated to share that Craig passed away suddenly at home on Jan 5. Craig was strong and independent as a small child growing up in Salmon Arm. He was forever wandering outside looking for something fun and physical to do. Exceptionally gifted with strength and athleticism, he excelled in every sport he tried. When not playing sports in his teens, he was out with friends or working at various physically demanding jobs. As an adult, he was a perfectionist and took great care with every task whether it was sports, work, or a project at home. In his occupation as a heavy equipment operator he was skilled and determined, always getting the job done. Craig had a kind and sensitive heart. He would fight for the underdog until he felt the outcome was fair. Craig's soft heart maintained through his adult years and he was fiercely protective. He would stand strong for what he felt was right and say what needed to be said. Kendall and Rhys were his focus and priority in life. He was so proud of them and put everything he had into creating opportunity and a stable loving home for us. He believed we could achieve anything our hearts desired and would move mountains to make our dreams come true. Craig encouraged me to complete both a bachelors degree and graduate studies while he worked to support us. We all benefited from this exposure to education. My coursework was often the topic of conversation at the dinner table. Craig was particularly interested in social justice and we would talk about different theories in great depth. As I transitioned to working, Craig continued to listen and encourage me through the times I doubted myself. Two years ago, Craig tentatively accepted an offer to coach grade 8 boys basketball. He embraced the task, applying both his work ethic and fairness mind set. He spent hours thinking and researching different practice drills and plays to best fit the players. Most importantly, he encouraged the boys to play as a team, and as such, they enjoyed great success. Craig felt best when he was in nature. He loved extreme back country snowmobiling in his younger years and later spent many days taking us up the lake in the boat. He was a strong and steady presence for us. We love you so much Craig. Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love and support, we are so grateful. Marla, Kendall, and Rhys A gathering will take place at a later date.
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Charlotte Lepp | January 08, 1926 - January 05, 2020

Charlotte Elaine Lepp passed away at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, early Sunday morning, January 5, 2020, 3 days prior to her 94th birthday. The funeral service will be held from the chapel Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon, January 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ken Dryden officiating. A reception will follow in the Mountain room at Bowers, allowing the family and friends to continue sharing memories. Born in Joliet, Illinois, USA on January 8, 1926. She came from a large family of 11, she was a twin. Her life was full, loved her family and was a very dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Charlotte and Leonard moved to Salmon Arm with her family in 1966, recently setting records of attending the most shows at the Salmar, both at the Grand, The Classic, including the Film Society, with her eldest son, Art. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard in 1983 of a sudden heart attack, granddaughters, Spring and Angela, and son in law Ken Jewell. Charlotte leaves her large family, Arthur, Charlie (Dayle) of Salmon Arm, Ted (Shirley) of Mackenzie, Elaine (Don) Lucas of Likely, Marilyn Jewell of Salmon Arm, Ed (Jane) of Chetwynd; 6 grandchildren, Charlaine, Edward, Joe, Steven, Alex and Gina; 15 great grandchildren, Heather, Brayden, Gaelyn, Avery, Gabriel, Emma, Seth, Edward, Deacon, Dominic, Owain, Matthew, Evan, Holden and Jude. Her brother, Joe Lambert of Wisconsin.
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Cindy Eloise Hart | July 23, 1955 - January 05, 2020

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John Fleming | January 02, 1976 - January 02, 2020

JOHN GRANT FLEMING passed away January 2, 2020, at Bastion Place Care Facility, Salmon Arm, BC. Born January 2, 1976, in Salmon Arm BC. John was predeceased by his brother, Antony Fleming. He is survived by his mother and father, Janet and George Fleming, and brothers, Juan Figueroa (Linda), Nathan Fleming, Mark Fleming (Katherine), and Nicholas Fleming(Daylene). John is also survived by 1 niece, Kendrix Fleming and 4 nephews, Wayland, Ethan, Iain and Christopher Fleming. The family would like to thank Dr. J. Aitchison and the nurses and staff at Bastion Place Care Facility for the superb care they gave to John. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, January 18, 2020 at Crossroads Free Methodist Church, 121 Shuswap St. SW, Salmon Arm, BC. A reception will follow the service in the Church Hall allowing family members and friends to continue sharing memories. A Celebration of the Memories and Music of John will be held from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM , January 18, 2020 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 141 Hudson Street N.E., Salmon Arm B C A time to share your John music or story and celebrate John’s life with his many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4N3. "John, May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
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Eleanor Skyrme | December 08, 1920 - January 02, 2020

Lifelong resident of the Enderby area, Eleanor Skyrme (nee Mack) passed away on Wednesday, January 2nd at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 99. Eleanor was born in Enderby on December 8th, 1920, 2nd daughter of Will and Flossie Mack. She lived with her parents and sister Irene at Mackhaven on North Enderby Road in the shadow of the Cliff. She helped on the farm and rode her horse to school in Enderby until finishing grade 10. Eleanor met Ernest Skyrme at a North Enderby dance in 1940 and were married June 5th, 1942. She moved to the Skyrme’s Yew Tree Dairy Farm where they lived and worked together for 25 years. Children; Gail, Norman and Lorna were born and raised there. In 1967, Eleanor and Ernie moved to a house across the road and sold the farm to the Verhoeven family, leading to the marriage of Gail to Gerrit Verhoeven. While in Grindrod, Eleanor was involved with the WI (Women’s Institute), assistant leader of the 4-H Dairy Club and taking care of her grandchildren. In their retirement, Eleanor and Ernie enjoyed traveling with friends and family to warm places such as Mexico, Hawaii, California, plus many trips to Alberta to Lorna’s farm until Ernie’s passing in 1989. Eleanor then moved to her new home in Enderby with a view of the Cliff. She married Ron Holmes a long-time friend of the family in 1990. Here they both enjoyed working together in their flower and veggie gardens and traveling until Ron’s passing in 2007. Eleanor loved working in her garden, and it was very common to see her with her little dog along with her neighbourhood friends gathered around her fish pond every evening. Eleanor is known for her incredible wood carvings, which many are fortunate to have, but her talents didn’t end there. She also worked with clay, soap stone, leather, decorated many wedding cakes and painted bird cards. In the spring of 2019, Eleanor moved into Enderby Memorial Towers still in view of her beloved Cliff and tended her extraordinary orchids. Eleanor was predeceased by her daughter Gail in 2002 and her sister Irene in 2005. She is survived by her children; Norm (Cheryl) and Lorna (Bill Gibson), 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, 3 nieces and 1 nephew. Many thanks go out to the many friends, neighbours and Home Help that made Eleanor’s life as full and independent as possible. A celebration of Eleanor’s life will be planned for in the spring, her favorite time of the year.
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