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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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Pearl Clark | June 14, 1920 - November 21, 2008

Pearl (McMinn) Clark, June 14, 1920 - 2008, passed away peacefully on November 21. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Pearl was predeceased by her husband, Stewart Clark in 1992 and had been a resident of Salmon Arm since 1957.She leaves behind a brother, Charlie McMinn in Ontario and three children, Jim (Sylvia) Clark of Vancouver, Ray (Sheila) Reckseidler of Delburne, AB and Shawn (Clark) Brian Scott of Salmon Arm; and two special daughters, Ceceilia (White) Pineda of Vancouver and Ev (Brian) Turner of Salmon Arm. Pearl leaves behind 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who all were the apple of her eye.The family would like to thank Lakeside Manor, the nurses and doctors at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Bastion Place and, recently, The Good Samaritan Hillside Village, Cottage #6 for the wonderful care of our mother and grandmother.A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2009 to allow friends and family to celebrate her life.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Tyler Myers | April 11, 1986 - November 21, 2008

Tyler William Myers met an untimely death on the evening of November 21, at the age of 22. A memorial service will be held at Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on the afternoon of Saturday, December 6, at 1:00 p.m. Following a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Mountainside Room, the interment will take place at Tappen Cemetery.Tyler was born in Salmon Arm on April 11, 1986 to Dusty and Barbara Myers. He spent the first four years of his life in Mara, with sister Christina (13) and brother David (12) who showered him with hugs and kisses. His grandparents, Tom and Chris Wookey and Keith and Sadie Davy and many aunts, uncles and cousins were close by to love him. In 1990, the family moved to Salmon Arm where Tyler attended South Canoe School. From September, 1997 to June, 2004, Tyler lived with his father and stepmom, Donna Linklater (daughters, Sandy and Brandy) in Campbell River. As Tyler's brother and sister were also living in Campbell River, his mother moved there in 2001 and returned to Salmon Arm after Tyler's graduation in 2004 from Timberland High School.On July 10, 2004, Tyler was involved in a tragic vehicle accident where he witnessed the death of his father. Shattered by the memories of that event, Tyler spent the next four years searching for some sense to the meaning of life and where he belonged. In March, 2006, Tyler moved back to Salmon Arm. Following in the steps of his father, who worked as a Superintendent in construction for many years, Tyler then pursued a career as a pipe-layer under the guidance of Darrel Dussett, of Invermere Contracting.Tyler enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and often spoke of a better future with his girlfriend, who gave him a reason for living. Unfortunately, some other lost soul had different plans for Tyler on the evening of November 21st. Tyler's death is deeply felt by all those who loved and cared for him. Donations in memory of Tyler may be sent to Victims of Violence, 211 Pretoria Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 1X1.Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.
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Germain Robillard | May 17, 1928 - November 17, 2008

Germain Ernest (Red) Robillard passed away peacefully, in the loving care of his family, at his home in Salmon Arm, BC on Monday morning, November 17, 2008 at the age of 80 years. A celebration of life service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on the afternoon of Saturday, November 29th at 1:00 p.m. with Jack Bowers the celebrant. Tributes will be shared by family and friends, with a reading by Susan Wells. A reception will follow in the Mountainside Room at Bowers, allowing time for the family and friends to continue celebrating Reds life. Born in Jasmin, Saskatchewan on April 17, 1928, Red and Shirley moved to BC in 1955 settling in Clinton where Red worked as a lumber grader. In 1968, they moved to Salmon Arm where he worked at Tappen Valley Timber and then Federated Co-op and Shirley at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. He is well remembered for his love of baseball (Toronto Blue Jays), having played semi-pro in his younger years in Regina and his love of horses. Predeceased by two daughters, Sherry on May 27, 1973 and Lorrie on August 17, 1973, his father, Fred in 1984 and mother, Marie, in 1989, and sister, Martha Wells, in 2007. Red leaves his loving family, wife, Shirley; daughters, Shelly (Doug) of Grindrod, Janice (Neil) of Edmonton and son, Brent (Colleen) of Richmond; four grandchildren, Jacob and Aspen Marshman, Liam Robillard and Everan Horwood; two great grandchildren, Raya Ladouceur and Rhys Marshman; brothers and sisters, Lawrence Robillard, Irene Robillard, Eleanor Pigeon, Marion Kaytor and Elizabeth Robillard; and many nieces and nephews. Email condolences may be sent to sympathy@bowerfuneralservice.com Donations in memory of Red may be sent to the BC SPCA, Shuswap Branch, 5850 Auto Road, SE, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 2X2 or to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3. Funeral arrangements with cremation are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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