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Gordon Brese

was a long time resident of the Shuswap, having moved there from the Edmonton area. He was a tradesman mechanic who managed several filling station operations before joining the sales force of Salmon Arm Motors. Gordon was an ardent sportsman. He loved most sports, participating in many including golf, curling, fishing, hunting to name but a few. He was a family man who took an active part in his family.

Bertha Evelyn Brecknell

affectionately known to her friends as (Bert) is fondly remembered for her dedication with her family, grand children, horses and German shepherds. She had a passion for gardening, flowers and cooking, which included her famous chocolate chip cookies.

Evelyn Leona Bickle

Ivy to her friends, was born in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia. She was a graduate nurse from Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. She resided in Guelph Ontario for 20 years before moving to Blind Bay with her husband Dr. Graham Bickle, in whose medical practice she worked as support staff for her husband in community psychiatry. Evelyn’s interests included piano, knitting, sewing, hand crafts and square dancing. She was devoted to her church and family.

Roger Blythe Ayles

Brought up in Regina he became a highly successful business man and a pillar of the Salmon Arm community since 1988, He lived life with tremendous honesty and fearlessness. He was a major property developer and was named Business Man of the Year in 2005. One of his sayings was ‐If you are not living on the edge, you are taking too much room‐. He always found time for family even as he loved the outdoors.

Dorothy Askew

born in Kamloops raised and educated in Revelstoke, from an early age wanted to be a nurse. She received her RN in 1944 from Royal Columbian in New Westminster, came directly to Salmon Arm and began her practice in the old Salmon Arm Hospital. Her nursing career was cut short when she married Lloyd Askew in 1945. Her attention then was on raising her family and helping in a thriving grocery business. Dorothy and Lloyd were always there in support of the community. She spent countless hours volunteering for church, the Red Cross loan cupboard and many other community helping …read more

Dr. R. John Alexander

practiced medicine in the Shuswap from 1948 when he re‐located from Kamloops. This followed a short but distinguished career in R.C.A.M.C. He had a busy medical practice which he combined with a busy family life and a keen interest in community affairs. He served as president of the Salmon Arm Rotary Club and had a major influence in the housing projects undertaken by the club. He served on the board of the BCMA where he represented District 10. For relaxation and a break from being on call Dr Alexander loved fishing and golfing as outdoor activities.

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