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Norman Hellyer | March 04, 1933 - November 17, 2008

Norman Hellyer - passed Nov 17, 2008 at Bastion Place after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Norm was born March 4th,1933 in Langbank, SK. He had been a long-time resident of Salmon Arm.Norman Hellyer - passed Nov 17, 2008 at Bastion Place after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Norm was born March 4th,1933 in Langbank, SK. He had been a long-time resident of Salmon Arm. Shortly after moving here in 1977, Norm became a partner in "Salmon Arm Glass". He retired from the glass business in 1992. He was an excellent curler, having won a car in 1976 in Vernon, and also several cash spiels over the years. Norm also enjoyed camping, fishing, travelling, golfing and cherished time spent with family, friends and "Scooter".Norm was predeceased by his son Bob in 2001. He is survived by his wife of49 years, Sue; daughter, Jo-Ann Obrand; brother Bill (Etta) of Abbotsford; aunt Elva McCauley (Surrey); grandkids, Samantha, Matthew, Shaun, as well as manyfamily and friends. A memorial service to celebrate Norm's life will be held at Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday Nov 22 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Norm may be made to the Parkinson's Society of BC, 600-890 w. Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1J9.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Reino Koskimaki | June 17, 1910 - November 16, 2008

Reino (Ray) Koskimaki passed away peacefully in the early hours of November 16, 2008, at Parkview Place in Enderby. Reino was born in Three-Valley, B.C. on June 17, 1910. The first child of Juho (John) and Anna Koskimaki to be born in Canada, after emigrating from Finland with Reinos two older sisters, Ila and Ellie. His parents purchased 20 acres of land in Mara in December 1910. Two more sisters were added to the family there, Effie and Viola. His mother Anna, passed away when he was only nine years old. He received his education at Mara school, then worked at the Cominco Smelter in Trail, and later for Cominco at Germansens Landing in northern B.C.In April of 1934, Reino and his father purchased a second farm, (100 acre), in Mara, and he remained on that farm until 1961. Reino and Edna (Cadden) were married in Vernon on August 25, 1937, a marriage that would last for 70 years, until the death of Edna in November of 2007. They provided a loving home for their three children on the farm in Mara. Reinos father, Juho (John) also lived with the family after his retirement from the CPR. In 1961, Reino and Edna sold their farm to the Bruns family and moved to Enderby.As well as farming, Reino was well known as a mechanic in the area, and worked in the CPR shops in Revelstoke, as well as at Felix Garage and McDowell Motors in Vernon. He worked for Pritchard Farm Equipment in Armstrong, and completed his working years with what later became Hornby Equipment in Armstrong. He had a love of learning, and was an avid reader. He completed a course in Diesel Mechanics with the Chicago Vocational Institute, and took several courses in Farm Equipment Repairs, as well as other courses at night school, and later instructed a night school course himself.Reino was also a musician, and played the accordion, saxophone and violin. He played for many dances in the Mara Hall, as well as in Grindrod, Springbend, Cambie and Solsqua. There were many musical evenings in the Koskimaki household, both in Mara and Enderby. He still played his button accordion at Parkview just two weeks before his passing.Reino was a wonderful husband and father, and loved to be at home surrounded by family. He was the Rural Representative for School District 21 (Armstrong-Enderby) in the early 1950s. After retirement, he and Edna became involved with the Okanagan Historical Society, Enderby Museum, the Old Time Dance Club and the Enderby Senior Citizens complex. He was President of the Senior Citizens Complex for more than one term, and was named Enderbys Senior Citizen of the Year in 1987. He was also a member of the Oddfellows Lodge, first in Rossland, and later in Enderby.Reino was predeceased by his wife Edna, and sisters Ila, Ellie and Effie. He will always be in the memory of his sister, Viola Dudley or Rossland, daughters Elaine (Chuck) Armstrong of Blind Bay, Donna (Allan) Ford of Salmon Arm, and son Daryl (Elaine) Koskimaki of Salmon Arm. He will also be lovingly remembered by grandchildren Sheila (Glen), Gordon (Karen), both of Chilliwack, Sandra (Allan) of Quesnel, Kelvin (Pamela) of Abbotsford, Denise (Jack) of Castlegar, Kerri of Vancouver, Renee (Leroy) of Kamloops, Rhonda (Mitsuru), Jill (Chester) and Brent (Teresa), all of Calgary, and Craig of Lethbridge. He also leaves many wonderful memories for his 21 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Gladys Koski of Lumby and Eleanor Cadden of Vernon, and many nieces and nephews, of whom he was very fond. We will all miss his wonderful laugh, and his kind and caring nature.The family wishes to thank the staff of Parkview Place for their wonderful and considerate care and compassion, as well as Dr. Annan. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, November 22, 6:30 PM at the Enderby Senior Citizens Complex. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Enderby Museum. Funeral arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home of Salmon Arm.
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Jeanne Follis | October 15, 1914 - November 13, 2008

FOLLIS, Jean passed away peacefully at Piccadilly Terrace, Salmon Arm, BC, on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the age of 94 years. Jean was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba on October 15, 1914 and had resided in Salmon Arm for the past four years.Jean will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Jacquelyn (William) Linde of Salmon Arm; grandson, William (Anna) Linde of Carrs Landing, Lake Country, BC; two great grandsons, Robert Linde and Richard Linde both of Kelowna and one great great granddaughter, Grace.A memorial tea will be held at the Mountainside Room, Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.If so desired, contributions in memory of Jean may be made to the charity of your choice.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Dorothy Millott | February 23, 1903 - November 10, 2008

Dorothy Mae Millott (nee Marsh) passed away peacefully at the age of 104. Dorothy was born in Bristol, England to William James Marsh and Rose Arbury. Dorothy was the third of 11 children. In 1910, the family moved to Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. She married John Cyril Millott in 1924. In 1928, he moved to Canada and she followed him in 1930. Dorothy and Sid would make their home in Calgary raising a family of six children. Dorothy is predeceased by her husband, Sid, her sons, Tom, Jack and Bill, and three grandsons. She is survived and fondly remembered by three children, Rose, Bob and Ted, 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and one brother, Percy.Dorothy enjoyed her children and their families, taking an active role. In her spare time, she travelled to far-off places, worked in her garden, sewed, knitted and kept up with current events. The family extends a heartfelt thank-you to the staff while their mom was a resident in Pioneer Lodge and the Special Care Unit at Bastion Place. Additional thanks go to the people who worked with mom in recreation and the RNs and LPNs. We, the family, highly commend you for your kindness and patience and for allowing our mom to maintain her dignity. Thank you.A memorial service was held on November 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mountainside Room at Bowers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bastion Place, New Equipment Fund.Arrangements have been entrusted to Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Anne Browning | July 21, 1926 - November 06, 2008

Anne Elizabeth (Beth) Browning passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Thursday, November 6, 2008, at the age of 82 years. A memorial service will be held at Bowers Funeral Home on Friday, November 14, at 11:00 a.m. Born in New Westminster on July 21, 1926, she lived her early years on the lower mainland. After meeting Douglas Browning of Canoe, BC, they settled between Canoe and Field, BC to raise their three children. They then spent seven years in Oliver, BC, owning and operating a motel before returning to Canoe. After Doug passed away, Beth moved to Nelson, BC to be close to her daughter and the adventures that came with that. She spent her final years in Vernon as her health began to decline. Beth was a trained and accomplished opera singer. She had such a great love for opera; she spent much of her free time organizing and performing in any community she lived in. She also had a great love of the outdoors and was always out exploring the backroads and trails of BC. She always seemed able to find the best spot for wild berries or mushrooms. Even in her later years when her mobility was limited, she was always the first to say Lets see where this road goes!. Beth was predeceased by her husband, Douglas Browning in 1989. She is survived by her children, David Joseph Browning of Slave Lake, AB, Brian Browning of Canoe and Gillian Browning of Vernon, BC. She also leaves behind three grandchildren. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm. Contact the family of Browning, Anne Elizabeth "Beth"
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Charlotte Wideman | August 08, 1925 - November 05, 2008

WIDEMAN, Charlotte Elizabeth passed away peacefully at Hillside Village, Salmon Arm, BC on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. Charlotte was born on August 8, 1925 at Edson, Alberta and had been a longtime resident of Scotch Creek before moving to Salmon Arm in the early ninety's. Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Harold in 1983. She is survived by her children, Bob (Nonie) of Rose Prairie, BC, Dale (Karlene) of Bridge Lake, Rick (Sheila) of Scotch Creek, Carol of Beaver Lodge, AB and Fern of Edmonton, AB; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Ed Jones of Port Coquitlam. There will be no formal service.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Bruce Williams | January 23, 1947 - November 03, 2008

Bruce Larry Williams passed away at his residence in Kingfisher, BC on Monday, November 3, 2008 at the age of 61 years. Bruce was born on January 23, 1946 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and had resided in the Kingfisher area for the past10 years. Bruce was a quiet man who loved solitude and spending time with his dog, Molly. He had worked as a handyman in the Shuswap River area since moving to Kingfisher. He was always busy doing nothing, but lots.In following with Bruce and his family's wishes, there will be no service.Cremation with arrangements in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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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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