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Nancy Crerar

Nancy was born in Winnipeg in 1929, raised with four siblings in Calgary and graduated as a Registered Nurse, Class of 1952, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. Mother of five children raised in southern Manitoba where she and first husband Clifford operated a successful New Holland farm machinery dealership. Widowed in 1983, she later married second husband Richard; they retired to Vancouver Island, then Lethbridge until 2013 when they moved to the Shuswap. Nancy had a love of the outdoors commencing as a young hosteller in the Banff area; in later years, she hiked the West Coast Trail twice. She traveled …read more

Lois Smith

Lois Ada Smith passed away at the age of 81 years on the morning of July 28th. Lois and husband Raymond Smith had four children together. Raising their family in Valemont, BC, they became long-term, respected fixtures in the logging industry of that area. Lois had moved to Revelstoke in 2007 to be nearer to family members and grandchildren after most had drifted away from Valemount B.C. where she had lived for over forty years.

At the time of her passing, Lois was the only surviving member of the family she was born into and had been predeceased by her …read more

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

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

Dr. Cedric Low

Dr. Cedric Low Memorial Tribute.  What an indescribable loss when Cedric passed away on August 18, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Cedric was a remarkable man who reached many people throughout his life, as a son, sibling, husband, father, uncle, dentist, colleague and friend. His passion for living was evident in his dedication to his family, his dental practice and to life itself.  Cedric is loved and will be missed forever by his wife Pam, his son and daughter-in-law Jonathan and Sarb, his son Christopher, his daughter Rachel as well as his sisters Dawn and Wendy, and brothers, …read more

Ted Whitehead

Ted Whitehead, 86, died on January 7th, 2015 at the Salmon Arm Hospital. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Eileen (Laing) Whitehead; 3 daughters, Leslee Lucy (Jim Adams), Susan Bondar (Brian), Judy Collins (Colin Campbell); 3 sons, Bob Whitehead (Sue), Mike Whitehead (Diane) and Ken Whitehead (Rena). He also leaves 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Mary Edmiston and many nieces and nephews. Ted was born in Miami Manitoba on April 28th, 1928 and raised in Roland Manitoba. In 1946, he moved to British Columbia with ambitions based on memories of a poster he had seen in a Greyhound bus …read more

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