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Barb Shannon

Barbara Ellen Shannnon was born in Richmond BC in 1954, attending Blundell Primary and Steveston Secondary Schools. Her life was spent in BC with travels all over North America.

Her happy marriage began in 1972. She was the proud mother of her only child Mike, and beloved wife “Blondie” to Terry for 43 years.

She spent 28 years in the service of the BC provincial government in Nanaimo, Cranbrook and Surrey retiring in September 2009.

Barb was a proud “Lady Strider” who walked and hiked the beautiful Shuswap area with her good buddies.

We gratefully remember the gentle and genuine …read more

Charlotte Frolke

Charlotte died peacefully in Bastion Place, Salmon Arm on April 13, 2014 shortly after her 91st birthday. Charlotte was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan and her family moved to Creston, BC when she was a teenager. Together with her husband Edwin they settled in Vernon, BC when their 2 were preschoolers. Charlotte was a nurse at Vernon Jubilee Hospital for many years, she was head nurse on the medical floor from 1961 – 1974 and head nurse on Alexander Wing (Extended Care) from 1974-1983 when she retired. She moved to Salmon Arm in 1977 where she spent the last 17 …read more

Beverley Marshall

Beverley Marshall moved to Salmon Arm in 1961 with husband Gordon and family.  She was a lifetime member of the Shuswap Lake Healthcare Auxiliary, as well as volunteering for many community events.  Bev was very proud to be a supporter of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation and Shuswap Community Foundation.  She enjoyed the many years in Salmon Arm and on the Shuswap Lake.

Shayne Ready

was born and raised in the Vancouver area. He graduated in Pharmacy from UBC in 1952 and married a classmate Holly a week later. After serving as a community pharmacist in the Vancouver area Shayne moved to Salmon Arm in 1965 with his family and operated Ready’s Rexall Drugs and Camera Shop ‘the corner drug store’ until retirement in 1994. Shayne was a big part of the community. He was a Gilwell Scouter and assistant scout master in the 70s for the 1st Salmon Arm Scout Troop. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Royal Arch Masons.

Del Vaughan

Del Vaughan was born Sept 1, 1935 on a farm near Saltcoats, Saskatchewan and grew up in the village of Bangor. He spent much time with his cousins who lived on nearby farms and in the Pool Elevator where his father worked. Del graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. It was at the U of S that he met his wife Mid, a nursing student there. They were married on October 4, 1958 and had a son, Darcy.

Del worked for Suncor as a student and then full time for 37 years. His work …read more

Mandy Dhaliwal-Sumra

Mandy Dhaliwal-Sumra December 4, 1982 – November 4, 2012

It’s been a year since you’ve been gone and it feels like yesterday you were here. They say time heals all wounds, but time doesn’t heal, it just gives you a chance to get stronger to deal with reality.

Born December 4, 1982 in Kamloops, she graduated from Salmon Arm Secondary in 2000 and completed her BBA at Kamloops Thompson Rivers University in 2005. Mandy married Davinder from New Westminster on September 4, 2010.

Mandy was a devoted wife, loving daughter and youngest sibling. Her exuberant personality and zest for …read more

Joy Johnston

The Shuswap Hospital Foundation was very saddened with the passing of Joy Johnston. Joy and her husband Lloyd have been very generous supporters of the Foundation and we are proud to recognize them as Patrons of the Foundation.

Joy was a Registered Nurse who served patients at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for many years and continued to do so after her retirement serving as a volunteer greeter on a regular basis. She was very active with the Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary and contributed her time and energy without reservation in so many ways.

Joy was so well known …read more

Dorothy Longdo

1928~2012 Dorothy Genevieve Longdo born Ribstone Alberta. Dorothy was an outstanding teacher and taught in five different provinces as she and her husband Vern moved about following his mining engineering profession. Education was her passion, and she was a very effective and respected teacher. Dorothy was dedicated to her family and found the time and energy to be active in her communities volunteering. Her fellow volunteers also became her good friends Vernon D. Longdo and his wife Dorothy have been long time and generous supporters as Benefactors of the Hospital Foundation. Since her passing, Vern and Dorothy’s many friends have …read more

Betty Anne Wood

was born in Toronto. She, and her husband Fred, were transferred to Winnipeg, where she assisted with a ‘Brownie” group as a ‘Brown Owl”. They retired to Tappen in 1978. Betty, as she was known, volunteered with the Salmon Arm Food Bank. She was a people person and soon became the manager, retiring after fifteen years. She and Fred were members of the Salmon Arm Square Dance Club where she held executive positions both locally and regionally. Truly young at heart she was described by many of her friends as a great lady with a ready smile.

Dr. Ralph Williams

Dr. Ralph Williams was a medical fixture in the Shuswap. A 1953 graduate in Medicine from University of Manitoba, he came to this community as a young man to relieve when the community was short physicians. He fell in love with the place and stayed on. Dr Ralph was always available to his patients, on‐call nonstop 365 days a year. He was an integral part the medical staff organization and served several years as Chief of Staff. Throughout his 42 year career he strived for professional harmony. He was honoured by his profession by being nominated as a CMA Senior …read more

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