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Dr. Lee A. Penner

Dr. Lee Penner sadly passed away in November. Dr. Penner and his wife Jos raised their family in Salmon Arm and Dr. Penner worked for many years at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital as well as in family practice.   He was a well respected and much loved physician and general practitioner who made a difference to health care in our community.  His career spanned many aspects of health care including surgery, anaesthetics, emergency and obstetrics, he delivered well over 1,000 babies!.  Dr. Penner was a UBC Clinical Professor for medical students mentoring in rural practice, he also served as …read more

Lois Fay McClellan

Lois Fay McClellan (nee Farquharson) was borne on October 6, 1930. Lois, my mom and friend, left her current life on September 25, 2016 after a short battle with lung cancer.

Lois was the youngest daughter of Edna May and (William) Nelson Farquharson, of North Vancouver, BC and was married to Peter Graham McClellan (deceased 1996). She raised 2 children; her son and first born Douglas Graham McClellan (deceased 1975) and her daughter Brenda Mae McClellan (of Salmon Arm).

Lois (with my Dad) moved to a Silver Creek acreage in the late 80’s and shortly after the 1998 fire moved …read more

Norma Lillian Owens

Norma was born in Bootle near Liverpool in England. She met and married Ralph on 19 March, 1955. They sailed from Liverpool to Canada and crossed by train straight to Salmon Arm in July 1966.

She quickly found a job as a special education assistant, working with children in Salmon Arm Elementary, Salmon Arm West and Carlin Schools. She was also very involved with Shuswap Theatre in all areas of production and was presented with a lifetime membership. She was a member of Shuswap Singers as narrator for many concerts. In 1979 she produced and directed Sound of Music in …read more

Daryl and Donna-Lynne Hughes

were born in Regina, Saskatchewan. Daryl was raised in the city of Regina, and Donna-Lynne grew up on her family’s farm just outside Edenwold, Saskatchewan. They met in their 20’s when Donna-Lynne was a teacher, and Daryl had recently become a member of the RCMP. They were married on Donna-Lynne’s family farm, then moved to British Columbia where Daryl was posted with the RCMP. They raised their family of three children (Jarrett, Tyler, and Jenna) in the communities of Kelowna, Keremeos, Dawson Creek, New Hazelton, and Sicamous – eventually choosing Sicamous as the community where they retired.

Daryl and Donna-Lynne …read more

Welcome to our Newest Partners

Welcome to Del & Mid Vaughan, our newest Partners. After retiring, Del & Mid built their home on the lake in Eagle Bay. Sadly, Del passed away in December 2012 from cancer. Mid now lives in Salmon Arm during the winter and enjoys the lake with her family in the summer.

We are very grateful for the caring generosity of people like Del & Mid Vaughan.

Welcome to a New Benefactor

Aileen Cruickshank placed a fish on the Recognition Wall for her husband Alvin Cruickshank.

Al was the second oldest of a family of nine children, born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario. He took early retirement from a large printing firm, where he was Foreman of the Electrical and Maintenance Department. He decided to move from Ontario to Salmon Arm, BC in May, 1989 to be closer to his only child, daughter Terry Adair, and his only grandchild, grandson Jamie Adair. He enjoyed golfing, lawn bowling and curling. Alvin died on July 12, 2001.

Welcome New Partners Dennis & Margaret Potter

Dennis & Margaret Potter moved to Salmon Arm in 1996 from Vancouver. They had always been supporters of their local hospital and continued with that tradition when they moved to Salmon Arm.

Sadly Dennis passed away in 2003. His wife Margaret is still very proud to carry on the tradition and today at 97 she is very pleased to be able to contribute and support the purchase of health care equipment needs within our community.

The Shuswap Hospital Foundation is extremely grateful for the generosity and support of Dennis & Margaret Potter.

In honour of our newest Partners

Ted & Eileen Whitehead

Ted & Eileen Whitehead made their home in Sicamous in March of 1961 where they raised their 6 children. They were able to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Sadly, Ted passed away in January 2015 following a short illness during which he was very well cared for by doctors and staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.   Ted’s family gathered to assist in installing a bronze fish on the Shuswap Hospital Foundation Recognition Wall at the hospital.   At Shuswap Hospital Foundation we are extremely grateful for the …read more

Bill Douhaniuk

One of our thoughtful and generous benefactors, Bill Douhaniuk recently passed away in Saskatchewan.  It was the 1990’s when Bill moved from Saskatchewan to Salmon Arm where he farmed blackberries, raspberries, and later trees, at the foot of Fly Hills.   Bill sold his farm and continued to enjoy the Shuswap area, he was an avid reader and frequently had coffee with friends locally.   Over the years Bill has given of his time for the betterment of others, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and also a generous supporter of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.   We are saddened to …read more

Noel “Santa” McClelland

Noel McClelland July 4, 1934 – May 22, 2014  Noel and his wife Lila retired to Salmon Arm from Port Coquitlam in the summer of 2000 after many years of working in the printing industry owning “Noel’s Print Shop” in Burnaby.

Besides his love for his wife and family, Noel had a passion for Christmas and spent many years being Santa. Noel traveled as far as Hong Kong representing all things Christmas giving joys to thousands of people. He was the face of Santa for many retail businesses spanning over many years.

He also opened his home to people with …read more

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Salmon Arm, BC
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We are a registered charitable society which exists to encourage gifts, donations, bequests, endowment funds and property of any kind to support Shuswap Lake Health Care facilities.

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