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Cecelia Hardcastle | August 20, 1921 - October 31, 2008

Cecelia Caroline (Carol) Hardcastle passed away in Overlander Extended Care, Kamloops, BC on Friday, October 31, 2008 at the age of 87 years. The funeral service was held from the Royal Canadian Legion, Sicamous, on Saturday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. with Jack Bowers officiating. Tributes were shared by family and friends, including Pastor Larry and Sue Peterson, with a solo by granddaughter Suzanne Suerink. Honours were presented by fellow comrades of the Legion with a reception following. Interment followed in the Veterans section of Mt. Ida Cemetery. Carol was born in Birsay, Saskatchewan on August 20, 1921. A veteran of WW II, Carol joined the legion in 1947, arriving in Sicamous in 1969. She served as First Vice President and Second Vice President for several years and continued assisting where she could until her health failed. She was predeceased by her husband, Taffy Hardcastle, in 1984, son, William Wilson, grandson, David Kachkowski, three sisters, Teresa, Mary and Terri and three brothers, Tom, Francis and John. Carol is survived by three daughters, Emma Dainard of Kamloops, Sharon Kachkowski of Chilliwack and Linda Poulsen of Quesnel; son, Bob Day of Sicamous; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; sister, Josephine (Herman) King of Middle Lake, SK; brothe,r Jim (Jo Ann) Doherty of Red Rock, ON.Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Mavis Erickson | April 06, 1920 - October 30, 2008

Mavis Erickson passed away in Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC on the afternoon of Thursday, October 30, 2008 at the age of 88 years. A graveside service will be held at the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery on Monday afternoon, November 10that 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Bill Kiesman officiating. Family and friends are welcome to gather at Bowers Funeral Home at 12:45 p.m. to form the funeral procession. Born in Valley City, North Dakota, USA on April 6, 1920, Mavis lived a life filled with many moves back and forth from Salmon Arm and the coast. She is well remembered and respected for her business background, having owned and operated the former Maes Caf? and Service station in downtown Salmon Arm for many years. This was on the corner of Trans Canada Highway and Alexander street. Due to a major accident years ago, Mavis suffered for years with pain, mini strokes and loss of eyesight. She still maintained her good sense of humour and kindness in helping others. Predeceased by her husband, Gordon Erickson on December 31, 1997 and her siblings, she was the last of her family. Mavis is survived by seven children, Len (Sherri) Erickson of Burnaby, Calvin (Jackie) Erickson of Salmon Arm, Joyce Billsborough of Burnaby, Gordon (Lil) Erickson of Salmon Arm, Mavis (Jake) Reynolds of Burnaby, Cheryl Sellers (Yogi) of Langley and June (Darrell) Clark of Salmon Arm; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. If friends wish, donations in memory of Mavis may be sent to the C.N.I.B., 247 Lawrence Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6L2. uneral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Olga Kettner | March 16, 1925 - October 28, 2008

On behalf of our dad, Leonard Kettner, and our entire family, as children of Olga Kettner, it is with a sense of profound loss that we share our collective sadness following the passing of a truly wonderful wife, mom, and grandmother - who died this past Tuesday morning, October 28, following a time of illness. A brief memorial service to honour and celebrate her life will be conducted at the Salmon Arm Seventh-day Adventist Church [3270 60th Ave NE], Saturday, November 1st at 4:00 PM. Following the service there will be hospitality served and time to share with family and friends in the church fellowship room. On March 16, 1925, our mom was born in Dubna, Poland, the 2nd of what would ultimately be a family of 12 children. Five months later she came to Canada with her parents and older sister, settling in Morden, Manitoba. During Grade 7, circumstances caused her to leave school to help support the family financially. This experience had a profound effect in energizing her around supporting her children in their educational and professional pursuits.On October 25, 1944, she married our father, Leonard Kettner in Inglis, Manitoba. Three days before her passing they achieved their 64th Anniversary milestone, which was celebrated by a personal visit with each of us children and our spouses.Our Mom will always be remembered as the loving, tireless, and generous centre of our home. She was ever-patient and always there for our dad and each one of us. Her gardening and her flowers, especially the roses, were a great source of fulfillment for her. Both her roses and her vegetable garden produced a bounty which was generously shared with friends and neighbours. Moms giving spirit extended to her community and church through countless hours of volunteer time. Of paramount importance to Mom was love of God. That combined with her selfless spirit were at the core of who she was. Her faith and her courage in the face of physical adversity has been an inspiration for us all. We will deeply miss our mom and at this time of sadness and loss we all take great comfort in knowing that we will see her again in the heavenly Earth made new.Reflecting on our mothers lifelong interest in supporting Christian education, the family requests that in lieu of flowers there be consideration of a donation to the Shuswap Seventh-Day Adventist Church School [3270 60th Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2A9].The Kettner Children: Dorothy (Holland), Howard, Calvin and Dean.
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John Raymond | March 09, 1925 - October 28, 2008

Jack Raymond passed away on October 28, 2008 at the age of 83 years. He was born in Grande Prairie, AB, on March 9, 1925, and during the Depression, moved to Idaho with his family when he was three years old. His family returned to Canada when Jack was 10 and settled in Nelson where he completed his education. Jack had worked his entire career in the logging industry. Starting in Nelson, he then moved to Lumby. There, Jack met his future wife, Agatha, at a dance. They married on July 26, 1947. Jack and Agatha had three daughters when they moved to Salmon Arm where Jack started working for Federated Co-op as a Scaler. Their fourth daughter was born in Salmon Arm. Over the years, Jack was promoted and held the position of Logging Superintendent when he retired in 1983. During his retirement, Jack and Agatha enjoyed many fishing trips with numerous family and friends. As well as a trip to Alaska and a trip down to San Diego where they checked out the many golf courses. Jack and Agatha enjoyed their home and all the fruit trees and vegetables they grew there. A favorite pastime of Jacks was watching his watermelons grow and the company of Lois puppy, Molly, who gladly washed his face any chance she got. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Laurent and Mary, and one brother, Tom. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Agatha, daughters, Gerry (Bruce) Inskip, Marilyn Raymond (David Hughes), Lois (Steve) Bosch, Cathy (Tom) McNie and his sister Louise Ahearn of Gibson. Jack really enjoyed his grandchildren, Jon, Josh, Greg (Ange), Warren, Emily, Sam and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on November 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from Bowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jack may be made to the Parkinson Society of BC, 600 - 890 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1J9 or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Lucille Cooke | June 27, 1928 - October 28, 2008

Cooke, Lucille Doloris passed away at her home in Salmon Arm, BC on October 28, 2008 at the age of 80 years.Born in Saskatoon, Sask. on June 27, 1928, Lucille was a longtime resident of Calgary moving to Blind Bay, BC in 2006 and then to Salmon Arm earlier this year. Lucille met the love of her life, Don Cooke, when they were in grade school. They went on to be happily married for 59 years. Together, they raised their three boys and spent many years enjoying their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lucille and Don built their second home, a cabin on Shuswap Lake, and spent numerous happy summers there with their family, who will continue to enjoy the cabin for many years to come. Lucille was a devoted wife, mother and friend. She loved life and was especially dedicated to supporting and cherishing her family and friends.Lucille is survived by her loving husband, Don; sons Larry (Sandy) of Delburne, AB, Darrell (Christina Gamble) of Salmon Arm, Randy (Lorelee) of Calgary; grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer (Kelly Guard), Shane (Lynne), Amanda (Bruce Leonard), Brad, Justin, Logan and seven great grandchildren.A celebration of Lucilles life will be held at Fosters Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4th Street. N.W., Calgary (across from Queens Park Cemetery), on Sunday afternoon, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation with interment to follow in Queens Park Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm and Fosters Garden Chapel.
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Douglas Piggott | October 31, 1917 - October 26, 2008

Piggott, Douglas Edward passed away peacefully at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm on Sunday, October 26, 2008 with his family by his side. Doug was born on a farm in Bardal, Manitoba, the younger brother of Howard. When Douglas was two years old, his mother Lily passed away and later his father James married Ivy Ostlere. Together they had a son, James. In 1942, Doug joined the army and served overseas until 1945. Upon returning to Canada, Doug took up farming. In 1946, Doug married the love of his life, Dorothy Wooldridge and they had 5 daughters. In 1964 they moved to Salmon Arm and bought the original Shuswap Lodge and ran it until 1980. Doug had a tremendous lust for life. He loved playing the guitar which was self taught by listening to the Carter family on the radio. He never lost his love for learning. He enjoyed ping pong, antiquing, metal detecting and puzzle solving. Doug was predeceased by his second oldest daughter, Clio in 1986. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy; two brothers, Howard and James; daughters, Gale (Rob) LeDuc, Charm (Ron) Pitura, June (Walter) Piggott, Darla (Doug) MacKay; grandchildren, Reneigh, Sada, Hallie, Kara, Kyla, Jennifer, Tommi, Cole, Delaney and Kendal; 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm, BC.
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Muriel Wood | September 08, 1915 - October 24, 2008

Muriel A. L. Wood died at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, on the evening of Friday, October 24, 2008 at the age of 93 years. A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with Jack Bowers, Celebrant. Words of remembrance and prayers were shared by family and friends. A reception followed in the Mountainside Room, allowing the family and friends to continue sharing memories. Cremation with interment to follow at a later date in the family plot at Mt. Ida Cemetery. Born in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan on September 8, 1915, Muriel had been a resident of Salmon Arm since 1951. She was a longtime Registered Nurse in Salmon Arm, having worked at the old hospital as well as the current hospital. She enjoyed visiting with her former co-workers, sharing many fond memories. Muriel is well remembered for her love of animals. Predeceased by her husband, Albert Edward (Bert) in 1991, she leaves her loving family; daughters, Marjorie (Jack) Phillips of Edmonton and Betty Wood of Abbotsford; five grandsons, Ron, Edward, Daryl, Brian and Kevin; four great grandchildren, William, Madison, Steele and Robert; sister, Dorothy Connelly of Vernon and brother, William Graves of Washington. If friends wish, memorial donations may be sent to the Womens Emergency Shelter (Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society), PO Box 1463, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P6. The family would like to give special thanks to the caring staff of Arbor House and Hillside Village. Arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Katherina Villeneuve | August 13, 1913 - October 13, 2008

Katherina Villeneuve passed away peacefully in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on October 13, 2008, with her family at her side, at the age of 95 years.Born August 13, 1913 in Bainfait, SK, Katie had been a resident of Salmon Arm since 1970. For the past three years, she happily resided at the Shuswap Lodge Retirement Residence. She was a special lady who touched many people and will always be remembered.A memorial mass for Katie was held from St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Salmon Arm, on Saturday, October 18, 2008, with Father George La Grange, OMI, officiating.Gone to join her loving husband, Oscar, to whom she was married 64 years and 9 months, Katie was also predeceased by her son, Marvin in 1986. She leaves to remember her, two daughters, Doreen (Hans) and Ann (Dave); eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. As the oldest of 12 children, she leaves to remember her, brothers Stephen Schaff (Lucie), Leo Schaff (Claire) and sisters, Margaret Therres (Jake) and Helena Maurer; as well as extended family and friends.The family would like to thank the Shuswap Lodge for her excellent care and is especially grateful to Dr. Kirkman for his ongoing care, to his intern and the hospital staff during the last week of her life.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Florence Farmer | March 23, 1917 - October 12, 2008

Florence was born in England and moved to Canada at the age of one year old. She spent 90 years of her life in Armstrong, Canoe and Salmon Arm. The past four years of her life at Shuswap Lodge Retirement Residence which she really enjoyed.Florence had always been actively involved within the community. She was a real true historian and knew everyone in the Shuswap area. She was involved with many different organizations over the years; Canadian Cancer Society, Historical Club, Naturalist Club, Museum, Thrift Shop and United Church. She spent 26 years working for Askew's and was a faithful, valued employee.Florence is survived by her grandchildren, Niki Rohde (Gary), Rick Farmer (Sharon) and Rob Jackson (Alena) and great grandchildren, Tyler, Travis, Richard, Cody, Kuira and Lanea. She also leaves behind many other nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many good friends. Florence was predeceased by her son, Richard Farmer and sisters, Doris Bursey and Kay Waddington.Funeral services for Florence will be held from the First United Church, Salmon Arm on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., with Will Sparks officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Ida Cemetery.Donations in memory of Florrie may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 3451, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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William Sayer | September 21, 1921 - October 08, 2008

John Sayer passed into the arms of the Lord on October 8, 2008 at Piccadilly Care Center in Salmon Arm, BC. An honour guard service will be held at St, Andrews and All Saints Church, Chase, BC on Thursday afternoon, October 16th at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Bob Crosby officiating. Cremation with interment to follow. Born in New Westminster, BC on September 21, 1921, John had been an active resident of Chase and the church community for many years. Among many life time accomplishments and one of his most treasured times was his volunteer aid work with Families for Children in India and Bangladesh. He was predeceased by his first wife, of 52 years, Alice Sayer. John is survived by his loving wife, Anneke Mercks-Sayer; three daughters, Jacquie Lowndes of Logan Lake, Jo Ann (Sandor) Juhasz of North Vancouver, Judy (Bruce) Holman of Vernon; step-son, Harmon Pogge of Edmonton; seven grandchildren and ten and a half great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Hilda Elliot; and many nieces and nephews.Johns family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Piccadilly Care Center for their loving care. Special thanks to Justin and Dr Warren Bell. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of John may be sent to Cycle to Walk c/o Mailboxes Etc. 312-108 Elliot Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Territories, Y1A 6C4, to honour Ramesh Ferris and his quest to defeat polio. Rev 21: 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain. Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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