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Caril Leon Salt | May 19, 1939 - September 09, 2020

Caril Leon Salt passed away peacefully at the age of 81 on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm. Caril will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Ken; sons, Steve (Susan Holden) of Toronto, ON, and Tim (Gloria) of Sooke, BC; grandchildren, Lexi, Trevor and Victoria; brothers, Jim and Tracy Edwards and one sister, Anna Sandberg. She was predeceased by her brothers, Wilf and Phillip Edwards. Caril was born on May 19, 1939 in Chilliwack, BC. She married Ken in 1959 and they have resided in Blind Bay since 1980. She had been a very active bowler and was involved with the Youth bowling and the Golden Agers bowling. She also was an active member of the Nifty Niners golfers at Shuswap Lake Estates for many years. Her love of her family, friends, sports teams (Blue Jays and Canucks) and sense of humour will be carried forward by those who knew and loved her. A celebration of life will be planned for sometime in the future when it is safe to do so. Contributions in memory of Caril may be made to the Arthritis Society.
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Eric George Grayston | September 30, 1917 - September 09, 2020

Eric was born in 1917 in Strathmore, AB. His family moved to Deep Creek in the early 1920s and lived on a road now known as Grayston Road! As a farm kid, along with learning about horses and cows, he learned to love the outdoors. He left the Shuswap for Coquitlam with his wife, Joyce and two daughters, where he continued his career with CP Rail. After retiring in 1984, they happily moved back to Salmon Arm and the beautiful outdoors! His passion for the outdoors continued his whole life with hikes in the mountains, drives on the logging roads, and looking at the wildflowers. With his wife, Joyce, and two daughters, Eric went on many camping trips in their tent. After retirement in 1984, he and his wife traveled across Canada in a van! There is not much that Eric could not do. He was an excellent athlete when he was young, especially in track and field. He loved watching baseball and hockey on TV. He enjoyed having crib competitions with his family members and friends. He was always interested in learning new things. Eric loved his family, which includes daughters, grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren! He was a remarkable, wise person!
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Ida May Ramsey | February 16, 1923 - September 07, 2020

RAMSEY, Ida May passed away in West Kelowna, BC on Monday, September 07, 2020 at the age of 97 years young. Ida was born in Mortlach, Saskatchewan, on February 16, 1923. Ida was predeceased by her husband, George in 2006 and daughter Wendy in 2017. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, grandson, Dwayne (Lucy) McMurchy and their sons Avery, Liam, Quentin and Ethan; granddaughter, Lindsay Bueckert and her sons, Morgan and Kolby. A family graveside service and interment of Ida’s cremated remains in the family plot at Mount Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd. If so desired, memorial contributions in memory of Ida may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
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Edwin Manson Bowman | May 04, 1923 - September 06, 2020

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Jacobus Cornelius "Jack" Romyn | September 10, 1954 - September 03, 2020

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Margaret Janet Dalziel | July 30, 1935 - September 03, 2020

Margaret Janet Dalziel,at the age of 85, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 with her family by her side at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm. Margaret leaves behind her children, Steven and Elaine; grandchildren, Andrew, Victoria, Brittney (Scott), Denay and Rianna (Darian) and great grandchildren, Aiden, Isaac, Charleigh and Emryn. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill. Margaret was born to Hugh and Janet Walker, on July 30, 1935, in Vancouver, BC. She married Bill and they moved to Salmon Arm in the 1950’s, where their family started to grow. She enjoyed spending her days knitting, gardening, camping and spending time at the lake. The Dalziel family would like to thank Bastion Place and Dr. Megyesi for their time and support during mom’s final years with us.
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Joan Currie | September 24, 1929 - September 02, 2020

Joan Currie was born on September 24th, 1929, in Winnipeg, MB. Her family relocated to Prince George, B.C., where she grew up. She was the eldest child of James & Nova Kempster; followed by her five siblings, including their spouses: Art & (Leona), Jim & Verna, Reg & Dorothy, Ethel & John, Ivan & Shirley. The Mother of seven children herself: Jerry & Gail, Philip & Karen, Lisa & Dezi, Jim & Jan, John & Caron, Lynn & Lee, and Tom. And Grandmother of 15 grandchildren: Chris & Hayley, Naomi, Travis & Tracey, Michael & Neil, Rachelle & Allissa, Natasha, Sarah, Chelsea, Jessica, Josiah, and Levi. Joan was also the Great Grandmother of 14 Great Grandchildren. Mother’s love for people created a large extended family, whose names are far too numerous to count. She befriended everyone who came into her life, calling them Mom or Dad, Aunt or Uncle, Brother or Sister, Son or Daughter, and adding to her long and growing list of Grandchildren. She also opened her home to Fostering children, of all ages as well. As Mom put into practice LUKE 10: 27: He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Animals were another treasure of Mom’s. Over the years she had cats and dogs and crows and critters of all sorts. She loved them dearly, treated them kindly, fed them generously and trained them well. Mom believed that the way a person treated animals reflected a person’s character. At the young age of 14, Mom began working as a live-in Nanny, housekeeper & cook. She moved from this job to become a clerk for the Department of Vital Statistics. At 17, she moved to Kelowna, B.C. and worked at a fruit packing plant. At the age of 18, Joan gave birth to her firstborn child, Jerry. Eleven months later, Phillip was born. Mom then moved to Quebec where she gave birth to her first daughter, Lisa. During these years she continued working, night shifts, cleaning offices; while trying to raise her young family. But with a longing desire to be nearer her immediate family, Mom moved back to British Columbia in 1951. For a short time she lived with her parents, in Courtenay, BC, until establishing a permanent residence in Vancouver. It was here where the rest of her children were born and raised; Jim, John, Lynn, and Tom. While in her 30’s, Joan returned to school, up-grading her education. She acquired a Grade 10 Equivalency Diploma and her Homemakers and Stenographers Certificates. With her new skills, Joan was hired on by the Ministry of Forestry, BC, as a stenographer. She was so happy and proud to be the personal secretary for a group of gentlemen in her department. She became friends with her colleagues and their families, and they kept in touch throughout the years by writing letters and occasional phone calls. Mom was frugal and industrious when it came to stretching a dollar and getting the most for her money. She worked as an Avon Representative (where she made many friends); a fruit picker, chicken rancher, and homemaker. Known to her family as the Queen of Canning! Her pantry was fully stocked. She canned beef, chicken, salmon, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, apricots, tomatoes, pickles, jams and jellies! Her food was so delicious that if offered, no one could refuse taking home a jar or more of her homemade canning. Joan was also an avid volunteer. She was the secretary for the Canadian Authors Association of B.C. (She loved reading and writing. Poetry was her favorite way of expressing herself; having a very creative mind led her to compose many beautiful and original pieces. Some of which were put into print for others to enjoy.) As a Christian, Mom took her worship to new levels as she led worship at Still Waters Private Hospital, as well as at the Church of God, both in Kelowna, B.C. (she loved to sing, she wasn’t shy, and her voice was a clear Soprano). Hymns were her chosen favorite as she sang her praise to God! In Joan’s senior years in Salmon Arm, she was a member of a singing group named “The Reveler’s”. They travelled through-out the community of Salmon Arm putting on recitals for every occasion under the sun. She also involved herself in the reading buddy’s program, offered through Kelowna’s Elementary School System. In 1986, Mom’s volunteering hit new heights. She became involved in a 26 month journey with Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour. Joan was inspired by a Penticton man, Mike Mansfield, who is legally blind and partially deaf. She learned about Mike and his goal to raise $10,000 for the Man in Motion Tour. Along with their friends, they set out to compile and publish the book known as, “Pens in Motion”; with contributions from local artists of poetry, shorts stories and drawings. In the eleventh hour before Rick’s appearance in Penticton, B.C., and falling just short of Mike’s dream; Joan made a last ditch effort to raise the final tally to meet their goal. She raced to The Bay store at Orchard Park, Kelowna, and joyfully sold the remainder of the books to the Bay’s manager to be sold in store. The contribution was enough to reach their target of $10,000. In total, over the 26 month period of the Man in Motion World Tour, their group was able to bring in contributions exceeding $20,000. Joan was born with dislocation of both hips; which was discovered when she began to walk. At the young age of two years old she had her first surgery. During her adult years, one hip was replaced twice; and the other three times. She also suffered from Arthritis. In life, she knew pain and she knew adversity. She also knew JESUS! She knew SALVATION, REDEMPTION, LOVE AND FORGIVNESS! SHE KNEW THE PROMISES OF GOD AND SHE WROTE THEM OUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. SHE TRUSTED GOD; AND GOD GAVE HER HOPE, PEACE, AND JOY. HER FAITH WAS IN CHRIST ALONE! Now, Joan Currie, our mother, is singing in heaven! She is Pain free and filled with joy unspeakable and full of glory! We Love you, Mamooshka!!! See you again!!! Lynn, John, Lisa and family!
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David Charles Whitlam | June 12, 1958 - September 01, 2020

David Charles Whitlam passed away at the age of 62 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops. David will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, Alan of Lansdowne, ON, Eric (Teresa) of Miller Lake, ON, Neil (Heather) of Salmon Arm, Brian (Susan) of Sicamous; sister in law, Shirley of Cambridge, ON; Step-sisters, Betty Whitlam and Cherie Huard of Dundas, ON., as well as many nieces and nephews. David was born on June 12, 1958 in Guelph Ontario. He moved to Golden, BC in 1976 where he started his career as a Heavy Duty Mechanic in Logging and Construction. David worked up North in various mining camps and spent a great part of his life as a logging mechanic with various contractors around Campbell River for the past 30 years. He grew up riding motorcycles his whole life. Contributions in memory of David may be made to the Salvation Army or the B.C. Children’s Hospital foundation.
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Marjorie Alice Robertson | September 20, 1922 - September 01, 2020

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Douglas Yuill Stevenson | January 22, 1948 - August 31, 2020

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