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Friedrick Facklam | August 06, 1921 - December 15, 2008

We announce with great sadness, the passing of Friede Facklam at the age of 87 years. Friede died suddenly and peacefully at his home on Monday evening, December 15, 2008.Friede was born and raised in Germany. He served during WWII for the German army. Following the war, he joined the German Merchant Navy. After a couple of trips to Canada, Friede decided that he wanted to make Canada his home. In 1956, he and his first wife and son, Dieter, immigrated and settled in Ontario. Shortly after arriving in Canada, their son, Roy, was born. When Friede lost his first wife, he and his youngest son relocated to Kelowna, BC.Friede leaves to mourn his wife, Liz and sons, Dieter in Fergus, ON and Roy in Kelowna. Friede will be missed by his family, the wonderful people he met as neighbours, church friends and all at the annual farmers' market - his favourite place from April to October every Tuesday and Friday. Friede would be seen going from booth to booth saying "hello" and linger to talk if they had the time.God bless you all for being his friend.A memorial service was held at the Senior Citizens' Association, 170 - 5th Avenue, SE, Salmon Arm, on Sunday, January 4, 2009, at 1:00 p.m.Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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John Bradford | March 02, 1935 - December 12, 2008

BRADFORD, John Thomas Ferrow "Jack", passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C., on 12 December 2008, at the age of 73 years. Jack was born in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan on March 2, 1935. His working career started in his brother Jim's garage in Saltcoats, then in paper mills in Edmonton and Ocean Falls. In 1956, he started working for Alcan in Kitimat as a Warehouseman, and in 1962, was transferred to Alcan Power Operations in Kemano, B.C. His last position was Foreman - Mobile & Heavy Duty Equipment. After almost 31 years with Alcan, he took early retirement and moved to the Enderby area in September, 1986. Jack excelled at sports, namely Hockey, Ball, Downhill Skiing (was a ski instructor in Kemano), Water Skiing, Ski-dooing, Golf and Curling. He loved fishing in the Kemano River, for big Salmon and Coho . He dabbled in Oil Painting, loved reading novels, and enjoyed playing music (Saxophone, Clarinet, Banjo, Drums and Piano), playing for dances in his younger days. He loved dancing and that's how he met his wife, Dorothy, and they were members of the Salmon Arm Dance Club for several years. Jack's last hobby was woodworking, specializing in the ancient Italian art of "Intarsia", for the last 10 years. Everything he did, was all self-taught -- he enjoyed challenges. In Kemano, Jack started up a Hardware & Sporting Goods Store, which he & his wife operated in the evenings & weekends, from 1968 to 1974. Jack was the Icemaker in Enderby from 1986 to 1994, and was the Project Manager for the installation of the new curling rink floor. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dorothy, of 51 years; two sisters - Dorothy Morgan and Isabel Morgan; one brother - Bob Bradford' and several nieces, nephews, & cousins. He was predeceased by five brothers - James, Dave, Barney, Ken, and Roy who was killed in the 2nd World War in 1944. A celebration of Jack's life will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm on Thursday, December 18th, at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Ernie Paetsch officiating. If so desired, contributions in memory of Jack may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 13 - 4829 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 2C8. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Margaret Hanna | December 01, 1917 - December 09, 2008

Mrs. Dilys Hanna (nee Foulkes) passed away peacefully at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm, BC on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the age of 91. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Heather (Al) Baum, Stuart (Reny) Hanna, James (Harriet) Hanna and John (Janet) Hanna; nine grandchildren, Mark and Brian Baum, Gwyneth (Carmen) Guidos, Owen (Alicia) Hanna, Chris Hanna, Joseph Hanna, Trish Hanna, Michael Hanna and Chelsea Hanna; five great grandchildren, Jody and Carey Hanna, Rachael and Lorelei Guidos and Brooklyn Fabick; two nephews, Tom (Pat) Foulkes and David (Dale) Foulkes. Dilys was predeceased by her first husband, Andrew Dickson in 1952, her second husband, Stuart F. Hanna, in 1995 and her siblings, Tom Foulkes, Gwyneth Hanna and Marion Foulkes. Dilys was born n Campbellton, New Brunswick on December 1, 1917, to Marion Kennedy (nee Murphy) and Thomas W. Foulkes. She completed high school in Campbellton, NB and then graduated from the New Brunswick Normal School in 1936. Dilys taught school in Robinsonville, NB, Mount Tremblant, QC, and YMCA in Montreal. Married in 1945, daughter, Heather was born in 1946. Dilys and Heather moved back to Campbellton, where Dilys taught school until 1968. In August of 1968, Dilys married Stuart F. Hanna and moved to Salmon Arm. Dilys was active in the community as a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the Daughters of the Nile and the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association. For the past four years, she was a very active resident of Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence. A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug Swanson officiating. A private interment was held prior to the service at Mt. Ida Cemetery. In memoriam donations may be sent to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 1981 - 9th Avenue, NE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2L2 or the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) at 100 - 5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 6B2.Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Service and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Maureen Kendall | March 06, 1942 - December 09, 2008

Maureen Mo passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the age of 66 years. Maureen will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 47 years, Bill; three children, Michelle Grieve (Steve Fleck), Sherene Stacer and Richard Kendall; five grandchildren, Jordan Grieve, Richelle Stacer, Melanie Stacer, Nathan Grieve and Laura Stacer; sister, Lois (Neil) Robertson of Richmond, and numerous nieces and nephews.Maureen was born in Vancouver, BC on March 6, 1942 and spent her early childhood living in various small communities throughout the province and then settling back in Vancouver for her school years. Maureen married her husband Bill in 1961 and they started their family right away. Maureen and Bill raised their family in Burnaby and then spent a couple of years in Hamilton and then moved back to BC to reside in New Westminster. In 1994 they moved to Salmon Arm to be closer to their children and grandchildren. While living in Salmon Arm Maureen had been an active volunteer with the Reaching Out Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She really enjoyed travel and was an avid reader and had a very sharp mind. Maureens greatest joy was spending time with her family and those memories will be cherished forever. A celebration of Maureens life will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Thursday, December 18th at 11:00 am with Capreece Bowers officiating.If so desired, contributions in memory of Maureen may be made to the Reaching Out Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 458, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N6. The family would like to thank the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their kind and compassionate care during Maureens stay.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Frank Folliet | November 20, 1933 - December 06, 2008

Frank Folliet passed away on December 6, 2008 at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital at the age of 75 years.Born on November 20, 1933 at Duck Lake, SK, Frank had been a resident of the Shuswap area for the past 23 years, including 18 years at 9 Mile Point on Shuswap Lake towards Seymour Arm. Frank spent his working life in the forest industry.Frank leaves to mourn his wife of 26 years, Edythe; daughters, Sherry (Harlen) Brit of North Carolina, Lorraine Folliet of North Carolina and Janice Folliet of North Carolina; stepdaughters, Wendy Wasend of Vancouver and Janis Wasend of Salt Spring Island, BC; stepson, Victor Wasend of Richmond; three grandchildren, Andrew, Michael and Ellis; and two sisters, Jean Johnson and Julliet Perret.A memorial service washeld on Friday, December 12, 2008 at the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, at 2:00 p.m.Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Trevis Sjodin | April 19, 1972 - December 05, 2008

Trevis Frank August (Sonny) Sjodin died tragically at Squilax, BC in the early hours of Friday, December 5, 2008 at the age of 36 years. The funeral service was held from the Little Shuswap Community Band Hall on Thursday, December 11that 11:00 a.m. with Jack Bowers officiating. Tributes were shared by family and friends, including Ernie Philips, Angelina Wells and Chief Felix and Joan Arnouse. Pallbearers were James Thomas, Aaron Arnouse, Derek Watson, Victor Bell, Ken Thomas Jr. and Les Anthony. Honorary bearers were Robert, James and Vern August, John Sjodin, Gerry Thomas and Ted Baynes. Crossbearer was Jules Arnouse. Interment followed on Squilax First Nations Cemetery. Born in Vernon, BC on April 19, 1972, Sonny had resided most of his life in the Squilax area. He is well remembered for his love of kids, pets, walking and the fellowship he enjoyed with his family. He was predeceased by his sister, Tracy, daughter, Tai August Sjodin and common-law-wife, Gerri Thomas. Sonny leaves his loving family; common-law-wife, Tracy Davis; son, Tristen August Sjodin; daughter, Tora Thomas; parents, Margaret and John Sjodin; sister, Janet (Scott) Lewis; brothers, Peter (Angelika) Sjodin, David (Michelle) Sjodin and Ronald Joseph Drummond; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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John Dilk | December 29, 1914 - December 02, 2008

John was born December 29, 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Jacob and Maria Yakel.Maria died three days later.Since Jacob had two little girls and needed to work, neighbours Philip and Natalie Dilk offered to help and fell in love with John and eventually "adopted" him. John was 21 when he learned that he was "adopted".John married Elsie Seib on June 21, 1942 in Herbert, SK. The farmed at Minitonas, MB for 18 years and raised four daughters. In 1946, John located his biological father, now living in Nebraska, USA. Jacob Yakel had remarried a widow with five young children, and together they had seven more children...14 in all...without John. It was December 1948 when John "came home for Christmas" in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska and met his father and the rest of his family with joy, and tears of great rejoicing.With no sons to help with the farm, John and Elsie moved to Kamloops, BC, where John was employed with the BC Department of Highways and worked for the next 15 years until he took early retirement to the "hobby" farm at Salmon Arm where they enjoyed living for the next 30 years. The farmyard was always kept like a park and people often commented on the sense of "peace" they felt there. When Elsie died in 2005, John moved into Pine Grove Care Centre, Kamloops where he touched many lives.John was well known for his strong Christian faith and was often called upon for prayer by family and friends alike in times of need. He was a member of Five Corners Pentecostal Church and a lifetime member of the Salmon Arm Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship.John passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord December 2, 2008...again, he's "home" for Christmas. John leaves four daughters, Ruth (Don) Strutt, Sicamous, BC; Marcia (Dennis) Makeeff, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Evelyn (Andrew) Picklyk, Kamloops, BC; and Grace (Edward) Brasseur, Salmon Arm, BC; ten grandchildren; Timothy, Jonathan, Crystal and Matthew; Brenda and Sherri; Andy and Andrea; and Michael and Rachelle; also 13 great grandchildren.John is also survived by three adoptive siblings in Canada and one "full" birth sister in Nebraska and a good number of other "family" brothers and sisters along with many nieces and nephews both in Canada and the USA.A family burial took place on Monday, December 8, 2008 at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm. A memorial service will be held later in January.Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Jacob Muller | November 30, 2008 - November 30, 2008

Jacob Peter Muller passed from the arms of his mother and father into the arms of Jesus at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on November 30, 2008. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Annette and Chris Muller; sister, Cherise; grandparents, Peter and Marilyn Muller, Mona (Eddie) Gaze and Delbert Sampson; great-grandmother, Audrey Muller and aunt, Jenny (Ryan) Muller. A funeral service for Jacob was held from the Mountainside Room at Bowers Funeral Home on Monday, December 8, 2008, with Pastor Peter Stellingwerff officiating. Following the service, Jacob was laid to rest at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, near his great-grandfather, Kor Muller.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Doris Murray | November 22, 1921 - November 25, 2008

Doris Elaine Murray (nee Danner) passed away on November 25, 2008 at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, B.C. at the age of 87 years.Doris was predeceased by her husband Norman Murray in 2000 and by her brother Gerald Danner of Lacombe, Alta. in 2005.Doris is survived by her daughters Judy Murray (Blaine Carson) of Salmon Arm and Joan Murray-Kehr (Warren Kehr) of Hinton, Alta., brother Austin Danner of Lacombe, Alta., brother-in-law John Murray of Toronto, Ont., grandson Mark Carson of Salmon Arm, nephews Dick, Bill and Ken Danner and her very special Salmon Arm and Deep River friends and neighbours.Doris was born in Lacombe on November 22, 1921, the third child of Anna (nee Haight) and Clifford Danner. She spent her early life in Lacombe, then moved to Edmonton where she attended the University of Alberta earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1942. At university Doris met her husband-to-be Norman Murray and after his discharge from the RCAF they were married in 1945. They moved in 1947 to Deep River where Norman had gained employment with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. at Chalk River. There they raised their family of 2 girls and stayed until their retirement to Salmon Arm in 1980.Doris liked to be busy and productive. She worked hard to create a beautiful home and garden wherever she lived. She was very interested in arts and crafts and made many beautiful quilts, large and small, plus countless pillows, placemats and other decorative items over the years. Doris liked to be active. As a child she spent hours speed skating on local prairie sloughs. As an adult she golfed and skied both downhill and cross-country and in her later years she attended exercise classes and went for walks. Doris wished to contribute to the community and volunteered at the Art Gallery, the Fall Fair and the Churches Thrift Store. Doris enjoyed travel and was able to go on many trips with a final ambitious cross-Canada train trip this past May. Most of all though, Doris loved to spend time with her family, friends and neighbours.As requested by Doris, there will be no service. Doris wished to be cremated and her ashes placed alongside those of her husband's at the cemetery in Trail B.C.Doris' family would like to thank all those who expressed and showed their concern for Doris in her final very difficult months. The family appreciated very much the care Doris received from her Doctor and Staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Piccadilly Care Centre, Shuswap Hospice, Bastion Place and We Care Home Health Services. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Mary Weare | April 15, 1924 - November 24, 2008

Mary Wildred Weare (nee Curtis)April 15, 1924 - November 24, 2008Our mother was our greatest gift. She was a dignified, generous and joy-filled person, an exceptional mother to seven children and best-ever nanny to 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her life was marked by her remarkable patience, profound compassion for others and heart-warming smile. As a nurse, Mom gave herself to others always, from their first to last breath. As a neighbour and friend, there was nothing that she would not share. Her greatest joy and love was her family. As our mother and grandmother, she created special moments for each and every one of us. We will cherish our memories of her forever. Mom died peacefully after a long, brave battle with dementia. Heartfelt thanks go out to Mom's many caregivers and support staff at Oakside Manor, Pioneer Lodge and Hillside Village and at other programs and facilities in Salmon Arm, and Dr. Ruth Brighouse. Mom didn't want a funeral - a gathering of family and friends will take place in the summer. In lieu of flowers, Mom would prefer a donations to a charity of your choice, and that you spend time with the ones you love.Condolences may be sent to sympathy@bowersfuneralservice.comArrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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