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Sandra Lorraine Thompson | September 13, 1944 - February 11, 2020

Sandy passed away peacefully with family by her side February 11, 2020 at the age of 75 in Salmon Arm, B.C. Sandy was born in Vernon B.C. At 6 months old, her parent bundled her up and moved to Saskatchewan. In later years, she married Jerry and they made their home and raised their family in Salmon Arm. She had a great sense of humor and with that being said…this obit is for you, Gerald C. Sandy is survived by her husband, Jerry of 54 years; two daughters, Stacy (Lorne) and Bonnie (Kasey); sister, Delgene (John) and sister-in-law, Sharon. She was predeceased by her parents; parents-in-law; brother-in-law, Cliff and nephew, Carl. Special thanks to the doctors and staff for their care of Sandy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choosing or Sandy said a casino of your choice. No service will be held and cremation has taken place.
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Carrie Lynne Kuna | October 14, 1976 - February 10, 2020

On Monday, February 10, 2020 our beloved Carrie passed away at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital (Vancouver). Carrie was born in Kamloops, B.C. and completed all her pre-collegiate schooling in Salmon Arm, graduating from Salmon Arm Sr. High School in 1994. Carrie found her niche early in life by cherishing the opportunity to provide assistance to both her aging paternal and maternal grandparents. Throughout her Jr. and Sr. high school years, she faithfully volunteered at several of our local health care facilities to assist patients and the elderly. Upon graduation from high school, Carrie immediately enrolled in a healthcare diploma program offered by Okanagan University College (Kelowna, B.C.) to become certified as an Occupational Therapist. After having completed her studies, she was welcomed to Delta Memorial Hospital to complete a required practicum. After completing her practicum, Carrie was approached by the management of the hospital and encouraged to apply for a newly created position encompassing and complimenting her displayed abilities-which she responded to and was successful in obtaining the position. For more than twenty years, Carrie treasured her employment and continued to find her work a personal reward. However, during the past two years she began to display symptoms which lead to a debilitating illness which she selflessly and determinably wished to defeat on her own terms-she struggled but was unsuccessful and we are now left with an immeasurable void. Carrie was a thoughtful, giving and considerate person who considered many of her contacts as members of her immediate family. Carrie was pre-deceased by her mother, Barbara Kuna (2000) and numerous relatives too lengthy to list. She is survived by many relatives including immediate family members, Julian Kuna; father, Michael; her brother and Don Andersen; her long term committed and devoted companion. We are all proud of Carrie’s contributions and accomplishments in her shortened life span but are emotionally shattered by her early departure. Respecting Carrie’s wish to follow in her mother’s footsteps, there shall not be a formal funeral service. Her cremated remains will be placed with her mother in the family plot at Mt. Ida Cemetery in the Spring. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation or any other charitable organization of choice, in memory of Carrie. When you speak of her, speak not with tears, for thoughts of her should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for her life was rich because of you. -unknown author.
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Ronnie Henry "Ron" Keehn | August 13, 1938 - February 07, 2020

Ronnie Henry Keehn passed away in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm on Friday evening, February 7, 2020 at the age of 81 years. A well-known Salmon Arm resident for most of his life, having spent many years being self-employed with trucking and other needs in the Shuswap. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Emma; brother, Dwayne and sister in law Donalda, and his beloved wife, Lorna in 2012. Ron is survived by his 4 children; Gary (Shona) of Sicamous, Kim (Barb) of Salmon Arm, Bonnie (Dennis) Kelly of Enderby, Kelly (Alvin) Backus of Salmon Arm; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; twin sister, Rayma (Will) Roth of Salmon Arm, brothers, Dale (Darlene) of Enderby and Blair (Cheryl) of Salmon Arm, sister Margot Mason of Edmonton. A celebration of life service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm on Sunday, February 16th at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the Celebrant. The Eulogy will be shared by grandson, Ryan Keehn. A reception will follow in the Mountainside room, allowing family and friends to continue sharing memories.
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Ruth Anne Evans Sullivan (nee Andrew) | December 24, 1938 - February 07, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Sullivan on February 7th, 2020 surrounded by the love of her family. She was an amazing Mom, Gramma, Great Gramma, Sister, Aunt and Friend and will be forever missed by everyone she touched. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Young (Craig), son Terry Dunn (Kelly), Daughter in law Darlene Dunn. Grandchildren; Tarah Paulsen (Marc), Kyle Young, Lisa Dunn (Chris), Sarah Dunn (Justin). Great Grandchildren; Eli, Owen, Chloe and Torunn. Sister Irene Rust (Otto). Step son Bill (Christine) Sullivan and their children Haakon, Erik and Sonja Sullivan, as well as numerous other family and friends. Ruth was predeceased by her beloved husband Leo, her dear brothers Ernie and Doug Andrew, and her precious grandson Ryan Dunn. A Celebration of life will be held on February 22nd, 2020 at 2pm at the Hart Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honour of Ruth to the Prince George Hospice Society, Auxiliary to UHNBC or charity of your choice.
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Johannes Martin van Saltbommel | September 24, 1936 - February 04, 2020

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Howard Frederick Hallett | March 01, 1945 - February 04, 2020

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, Howard Frederick Hallett, son, brother, husband, father, and helpful friend to many died in a traffic accident at the age of 74 years. Howard will be forever remembered by his wife Lesley, his daughters Sondra and Samantha as well as his siblings, Clarence, Bob, Elisabeth, Diane, Marguarite, Murray and Jimmie. He was predeceased by his sister Jamie. His memory also lives on through numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a lifetime full of friends. A memorial motorcycle ride for Howard will be held in early June, and will be followed by a celebration of his life for all who want to remember how Howard lived his life fully up to the very last second of it. Watch the www.sonofstomp.ca website for details. In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Howard to Shuswap Hospice. They are a cause my Dad found very worthy. http://www.shuswaphospice.ca/support-shuswap-hospice/donate/
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Miriam Claire Chancellor | July 02, 1928 - February 03, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Miriam Claire Chancellor on February 3, 2020. Miriam passed away peaceful in her home in Salmon Arm, BC. She is survived by her son Keith Chancellor, grandchildren Chelsey and David, by her eldest daughter Cynthia Willey (Delbert), grandson Ryan, and by her youngest daughter Vanessa Stevens (Bryce), granddaughter Taylor Anne. Miriam was born in Chelmsford England in 1928 and immigrated to Canada shortly after World War II. She met and married Reverend Victor David Chancellor (deceased) in Vancouver BC. They served the Lord in different Anglican parishes throughout BC before moving to Swaziland, Africa for seven years. Miriam and family returned to Canada in 1972, eventually settling in Revelstoke, BC where they owned and operated the Lamplighter Motel and Campground. Miriam was an animal lover and spent the next 25 years working for the Shuswap Vet clinic in Revelstoke. After the passing of her late husband in 1989, Miriam moved to Salmon Arm. Miriam was devoted to her faith and served in the Anglican parishes of St. Peter’s in Revelstoke and St. John’s in Salmon Arm. She was loved by all. Always humble and modest, “the meek shall inherit the Earth”. The family wishes to thank in particular, Dr. Malinowski for her dedicated, kind and attentive care, and the caring members and staff of Mt. Ida Mews. A celebration of Miriam’s life will be held later in the spring, time and place TBA.
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Valerie Irene Yells | November 03, 1928 - February 01, 2020

Valerie passed away peacefully on February 1st, at Parkview Place in Enderby, BC at 91 years of age. Left to cherish her memory is daughter Barb (Mike), and grandchildren Brianne and Tristan. Val was predeceased by her husband, Pete (2004), and daughter, Kathleen (1953). Born in Penhold, Alberta on November 3, 1928, Val moved to the Chilcotin after high school where she met Peter Yells. They were married in 1950, and lived in Alexis Creek and Williams Lake before moving to their final home in Enderby in 1966. Val was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and an avid supporter of numerous community and charitable organizations. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Parkview Place, where Val lived for the last years of her life. A celebration of Valerie’s life will be held in Enderby at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Valerie’s name to the Enderby Lions, P0 Box 228, Enderby BC V0E 1V0 , or a charity of your choice.
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Barbara Giesbrecht | March 06, 1933 - January 31, 2020

Barbara Giesbrecht passed away at Piccadilly Care Center on Jan 31, 2020 with family at her side. Barbara was born in Halifax England and immigrated to Canada in 1966. She was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Giesbrecht, her brother Leonard Ask and her sister Ruby Bateman. Barbara is survived by her sister Margaret Erith of Redding, England, her daughter Fiona (Dave) Robinson of Liverpool, England, her stepchildren Rhonda (Tim) Smith of Drayton Valley, Ab. Joan (Bruce) Seath of Lindale, Ab. Art (Cathy) Giesbrecht of Alberta Beach, Ab. Grandchildren Kate, Daniel and Scott Robinson, Tanner and Skyelur Smith and Brooke Giesbrecht, special cousin Phyllis, numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews. A family internment will follow in the spring
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Roy Donald Johnston | March 22, 1933 - January 23, 2020

Roy Donald Johnston passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on January 23, 2020. Roy was born in Monitor, Alberta March 22, 1933 to John and Lena Johnston. At the age of four, the family moved to a farm at Balmoral. Roy resided in the Balmoral area the rest of his life moving back to the family home in later years where he lived until his passing. Roy is predeceased by his parents John and Lena Johnston and his daughter Mearl Blackman. Roy is survived by his two sons, Edward (Joanne), George (Janice) and son in law Jason Blackman, grandchildren Kyra Johnston, Krista and Sarah Johnston, Bryce, Sharann and Audrey Blackman. There will be no service at Roy’s request.
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