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William Spooner | August 09, 1926 - February 24, 2009

William Spooner passed away peacefully in his home at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC, on February 24, 2009. Billy was born in Ballyteague, Co. Kildare, Ireland on August 9, 1926. He was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Jeanette, sister, Mary Dalgarno and brothers, Robert, Thomas, Charles(Barney), Robert Henry(Rob) and Jimmy. Billy will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Florence Weintz, Emily (Bill) Ford and numerous nieces and nephews. Billy immigrated to Canada with his family in1928. The family farmed in Manitoba, but missing the beauty of Ireland they moved to B.C. settling first in Kelowna, then Canoe. Over the years he worked at Simpsons Sawmills in Kelowna, Burke Lumber Co. in Vancouver, the Federated Co-Op Mill in Canoe and lastly as a capable handyman. Billy helped care for his parents until their deaths in 1967 and 1973, then when his brother Tom became ill he tirelessly assisted him until his passing in 1989. They had well maintained lawns, fruit trees, and gardens that created a park like atmosphere. Billy could take a seed or cutting from anything and encourage it to grow. It was especially important to him to keep Grandma's roses flourishing. Billy was a gentle, unassuming yet strong willed man who loved children, animals, gardening and more recently painting. He took great pride in creating something functional and attractive from items that had outgrown their usefulness. He enjoyed being with friends at Doc's Pub and taking Bear, his faithful border collie, on long walks in the hills around Canoe. Billy wished to remain in Canoe, unfortunately in 2006 the years took their toll and it was time for him to advance to the next stage of his life. He moved to St. Roch's in Sorrento, where he had a beautiful view of the Shuswap, a garden to tend and two dogs to throw sticks for and go on walks with. From St. Roch's he moved to Hillside Village in Salmon Arm where he was allowed to maintain the quiet dignity with which he had lived his life. The family will be forever grateful to the kind and caring people who were Billy's companions during the latter years. A memorial service will be held in the spring, Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations to Hillside Village, The Good Samaritan Society, 2891-15 Ave. NE, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 1G9 (phone 250-833-5877), would be appreciated. In this small way, hopefully others will be able to share the same level of family oriented care that Uncle Billy received.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Claire Finnen | July 30, 1927 - February 24, 2009

It is with great sorrow that the family announce the passing of Claire Finnen, with his wife and granddaughter by his side, early in the morning of February 24, 2009. Claire was born, raised and educated in Winnipeg, MB. Claire was predeceased by his parents, brother, Lloyd Finnen andsister, Merril Brown. To cherish his memory, he leaves his wife, Margaret, of 60 years (Salmon Arm, BC), daughter Mary McMillan (Airdrie, AB), granddaughters Kimberly McMillan (Calgary, AB), Tanya and fianc? Paul Duschene, and great grandson, Aiden.Claire was a natural athlete. He was a goal tender from the age of six, played junior hockey for Esquire Red Wings, was drafted by Detroit, and sent to their farm team, Minneapolis Millers. Upon returning to Winnipeg he contracted polio, which ended his professional hockey career, but not his desire to excel in sports. He became Chief Ski Instructor, a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, and took medals and trophies in all disciplines of skiing. In the summer, he excelled in tennis, golf and was racing shells at the Winnipeg Canoe Club.Working in the oil industry, Claire and family were transferred from Winnipeg to Southern Ontario, then to head office-Toronto, then to the new refinery in Bowden, Alberta. Living in Innisfail, Alberta, they made lifetime friends who are extended family. Claire was elected to Innisfail town council and became deputy mayor before their move to British Columbia. Taking early retirement from Shell Canada at age 54, Claire and Margaret moved to their new home in Cedar Heights, British Columbia, and then moved into Salmon Arm after 18 years in Cedar Heights. The happy couple spent 15 winters at Lake Havasu, Arizona where they made lifelong friends.The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, who not only provided excellent care for Claire, but also so much care and kindness to Margaret and granddaughter Kimberly, who were by Claires side 24 hours a day, right to the end. Also a special thank you to Dr. John Wood for so many years of excellent care.In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shuswap Lake Hospital Building Fund would be appreciated.A service will be held on Saturday, February 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Chapel. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Lenore Fuller | March 14, 1943 - February 23, 2009

Fuller, Lenore Doris Feb 23, 2009After a long battle with cancer, Lenore passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. She was 65 years old.Lenore was predeceased by her parents Wilfred and Edith Favell, four brothers, Robert (Bobby) Favell, Don (Donny) Favell, Roy Favell and Bill Favell, one sister, Yvonne Favell, great-grandson Aiden Fuller, and her husband of 43 years, Mike Fuller. She is survived by brothers, Wilf and Dave Favell and sister, Doreen Hesse.Lenore is also survived by her children: Debbie Myers, Mickey Fuller, Duane Fuller, Brian (Monique) Fuller, Deanna (Kevin) Gooden, Rod (Kim) Fuller and Randy Fuller. Also, 19 grandchildren: Wes (Shannon) Fuller, Stephanie Gooden, Adam Gooden, Michelle Myers, Tyler Fuller, Travis Gooden, Evan Fuller, Reilly Fuller, Brady Fuller, Tialer Reynolds, LeRay Fuller, Olivia Fuller, Reid Fuller, Ben Fuller, Michael Fuller, Sarah Fuller, Landon Fuller, Samantha Fuller, and Zackary Fuller. Also six great-grandchildren, Wade Montgomery, Joshua Myers, Logan Fuller, Trenton Fuller, Bryce Fuller and Hunter Fuller.Born in Salmon Arm in 1943, Lenore lived most of her life in Canoe. She was very active in the community and in the familys boxwood business. She was a fan of hockey and enjoyed following her childrens and grandchildrens progress in the sport. She greatly enjoyed music, crafts, and flower arranging, as well as gardening and decorating her yard. Her greatest love was her children, all three generations of them. Thanks to Doctor Alison Howatt for her professional treatment, caring manner and for consistently going above and beyond, and thanks also to all the nursing staff at the hospital.Donations in Lenores name may be sent to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.A celebration of life service will be held this Friday, March 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the Salmon Arm Community Centre with Jack Bowers officiating. Tributes will be shared by family and friends, followed by a reception, allowing the family and friends to continue sharing memories of Lenore. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Odd Botten | April 20, 1921 - February 23, 2009

BOTTEN, Odd passed away peacefully at Schaffer Residence at Oakside,Enderby, BC on Monday, February 23, 2009 at the age of 87 years. Odd was born at Dovre, Norway on April 20, 1921 and had been a longtimeResident of 100 Mile House before moving to Schaffer Residence at Oakside.Odd is survived by his siblings in Norway, Ragnhild (Botten) Simenstad andTordis (Botten) Rognstad; and by his nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held at the 100 Mile House Cemetery on Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor John Marshall officiating.Condolences may be sent to sympathy@bowersfuneralservice.comArrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Susan Hubensky | August 03, 1920 - February 19, 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Kaye Hubensky at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm. Born in Salmon Arm, Kaye moved away as a small child and moved back to Salmon Arm in 1960 after her husband, Alex, was killed in an accident when they were building the Rogers Pass.She is survived by her son, Ashley (Crystal); grandsons, Chris (Darlene) and Darrin (Susan); granddaughter, Tracy; great grandchildren, Teagan, Justine, Dezerea, Shaelynn, Dillon and Kelsey-Lynn; daughter, Dianna; granddaughters, Suzanne and Wanda (Joe); great granddaughters, Caitlin and Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.Kaye is best known for her hairdressing which she did for many years, working first in the Montebello Hotel in Salmon Arm, then opening her own shop May 7, 1973 on her ranch, The Silver Dollar Ranch.Kaye had zest for life and lived her life to the fullest. Her many friends and family will miss her witty sense of humour that will leave laughter in our souls.Thank you the doctors and nurses at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital and the care-givers at Hillside Village for taking such good care of our mother.In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request that donations in Kayes name be made to the BCSPCA Shuswap Branch, Box 883, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P6.MOM, YOU WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVERCasual to western attire would be most respectful to Kaye.On Saturday, March 7, 2009, there will be a horse-drawn procession leaving from Bowers Funeral Home at 12:00 noon, for Mt. Ida Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at the chapel, 440 - 10th Street, SW, at 1:30 p.m. Following the service, a time of refreshments and fellowship will be held at the Mountainside Room.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Bob MacAulay | May 19, 1943 - February 18, 2009

Bob passed away while hiking with Marjorie in Arizona at the age of 65 years on February 18, 2009. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend, Marjorie; mother, Kathleen Clark of Rossland, BC; sons, Rob (Tammi) of Salmon Arm, Michael (Irene) and grandson, Taitum and granddaughter Louzanna (Jordan) of Bellingham, WA, and David of Vancouver, BC. He will also be loved always and remembered by his sister, Judy Rourke of Vernon, BC; brothers, Lawrence (Donna) of Vernon and Mark (Wendy) of Trail, BC; and sister-in-law, Mae MacAulay of Armstrong, BC. He also leaves many close relatives in his extended family. Bob was predeceased by his father, Bruce MacAulay of Rossland and his brother, Ken MacAulay of Kamloops, BC. Born in Rossland, BC, Bob lived there until he graduated, then he completed the physics honours program at UBC. Bob served with the Royal Canadian Air Force from September 14, 1962 until January, 1971. At that time, Bob knew he wanted to be a teacher and completed his teaching degree. Salmon Arm was his first teaching assignment and he taught at the Salmon Arm High School his entire career. Bob lived every day to the fullest. His retirement years were full and happy, playing golf, playing bridge and traveling with Marjorie. Bob had an optimistic outlook on life and loved to be with people. This world is definitely a better place because Bob MacAulay was a part of it. He will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Jackson Campus of SASS (551 - 14th Street, NE) in Salmon Arm in the auditorium. Everyone is welcome.In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make donations in memory of Bob may do so to the Bob MacAulay Scholarship Fund, c/o School District #83 (North Okanagan - Shuswap), 220 Shuswap Street, NE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2.Arrangements have been entrusted to Bowers Funeral Services, Salmon Arm.
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Marie Roberge | April 03, 1916 - February 18, 2009

ROBERGE, Gisele passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at the age of 92 years. Gisele was born in St. Edouard, Alberta on April 3, 1916. She had lived in Keremeos before moving to Salmon Arm eight years ago. Gisele was predeceased by her husband, Wallie, in 1997. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Alcide (Jean) Roberge of Burnaby, Lucille Plante of Coquitlam, Romeo (Peggy) Roberge of Salmon Arm and Henry (Susan) Roberge of Armstrong; 29 grandchildren, one great grandson; and one sister, Yolande Valiquette, of McLennan, AB. A prayer service will beheld from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Salmon Arm on Sunday evening, February 22nd at 7:00 pm. The funeral mass will follow on Monday at 11:00 am, with Father George LaGrange, OMI, the Celebrant. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Maurice Lyons | January 09, 1919 - February 13, 2009

Maurice Munro LyonsJanuary 9, 1919- February 13, 2009It is with great sadness the family of Moe Lyons announce his peaceful passing at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm with his daughters at his side. He will be deeply missed by his eight daughters, Jaye Flack, Ellen (Neil ) Nagel, Gayle (Bob Halliwell), Linda (Howard) McLean, Pat (Jim) MacBeth, Debbi (Bob Schmidt), Cheryl (Bob) Andrusiw and Penny Lyons. He is also survived by his brother, Ken (Helen) and sisters, Grace Geick, Mary (Al) Herbert and Vel (Red) Hull, 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Shirley Pearl in 1979 and his brother, Harry. Moe had always loved airplanes so he joined the RCAF in 1942 and served his country for 25 years. After retiring in 1967, he moved his family to Kelowna and lived there until 2006, when he relocated to Salmon Arm to spend his remaining years.He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion.Dad will be remembered for his love of his family and friends, his eye for detail when doing auto body work, and the building of his motor homes, but most of all his love of dancing and his quick wit. Also mourning his loss are his many cousins, nieces and nephews as well as dear friends, Jim Henderson, Doris Magus, Tony Krenz, Lyla Hunter and Gladys Harrigan. The Lyons family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at SLGH, the staff at We Care, Community Care and Piccadilly Terrace for the care and compassion shown to our fatherA service will follow at a later date in Lousana, AB.Donations in memory of Moe may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, PO Box 1141, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P3 or the Leukemia Research Fund, 3768 Bathurst Street, Suite 311 Dounsview ON, M3H 3M7.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, SalmonArm. BC.
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Vivian Slee | September 29, 2007 - February 10, 2009

Vivian Rosalie Slee, passed away at Piccadilly Care Centre, Salmon Arm, BC in the early hours of Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the age of 101 years. The funeral service was held from the Sicamous United Church on Monday February 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm with Fred Duck officiating. Interment followed at the Eagle Valley & District Community Cemetery, Solsqua. Pallbearers were Wesley Manson, Neil Manson, Brian Manson and Lee Gavel. Honourary pallbearers were Linda Manson, Debra Collins and Jennifer Gavel. Born in Homer, Nebraska, USA on September 29, 1907, Rosalie spent most of her career as a housewife raising her three daughters and son. She moved to Sicamous, BC in 1975 from Edmonton where she spent many happy years. As the years went by and Rosalie's health started to deteriorate, she moved to Oakside Manor and then to Piccadilly Care Centre where many staff came to love and cherish this gracious lady. Rosalie was predeceased by her first husband Willis Collins in 1984 and then, George Slee in 2006. She is survived by her three daughters, Audrey McDonald of Merritt, Vivian (Bill) Manson of Edmonton and Lola Gavel of Sicamous; son, Doyle (Helen) Collins of Edmonton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. If so desired, contributions in memory of Rosalie may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC.
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Clara House | June 26, 1934 - February 07, 2009

Clara House passed away at 74 years of age, at the Royal Inland Hospital,Kamloops, BC on February 7, 2009. Clara was born and raised in Medicine Hat AB, then moved to Kamloops where she met her husband Ben and was happily marriedfor 25 years. Sheis survived by threebrothers, Albert, Edwin and Clarence and also by many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at the Malakwa Cemetery, Malakwa, BC on February13, 2009 at 3:30 pm.Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC
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