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Donors to the Foundation who have supported work of the Foundation by contribution with an accumulation of $100,000 or more up to $500,000 are recognized as Founder of the Foundation. That membership is recognized with a Platinum salmon figurine on the Foundation’s recognition wall.



Askew, Dorothy – Estate


The Askew name is almost synonymous with Salmon Arm. Dorothy Askew was the wife of Lloyd Askew, whose family were pioneers of sorts in the area. Lloyd’s father opened a meat market operation in Salmon Arm in 1931. The company grew into the present day Askews Foods with modern stores in Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Armstrong.Dorothy Askew was a Revelstoke girl who studied and became a Registered Nurse graduate of the Kamloops hospital. She came to practice her profession in Salmon Arm. She soon met and married Lloyd and became the mother and guardian of their young family.

The Askews had remarkable community spirit and truly believed in giving back to the community. Supported by his wife and family, Lloyd served on many community committees including the Board of the Hospital and the Downtown Improvement Association.
The family have been and continue to be generous supporters and the Shuswap Hospital Foundation is proud to recognize them through Dorothy’s estate as Founders of the Hospital Foundation.


Cameron, Elva Cavell – Estate


Ferraro, Dominic Frank – Estate
Frick, Isolde


Isolde Frick was a very gentle, beautiful, generous person who with her husband, who predeceased her, emigrated from Germany and became a part of the fabric of the Shuswap population. Isolde’s connection to the hospital in Salmon Arm was first through her association with the Hospital Auxiliary where she was a faithful volunteer, manning her weekly shift in the gift shop and knitting and donating newborn outfits which were available through the gift shop. Isolde made several trips back to Germany in an effort to regain control over her ancestral property that became behind the ‘wall’. She loves to travel and for several years visited many exotic locations in places like Hawaii, Australia, Europe and other great places. She allowed others to vicariously enjoy her travels by sharing her experiences. She always remembered the Foundation with a very generous annual contribution, and was proudly recognized as a Patron. Isolde stated that it was her wish to see that the hospital was ready and able to provide the services she herself might need some day.  Isolde sadly passed away and made one final gift to the Foundation in 2018 through her estate, we are now proud to recognize Isolde Frick as a Founder of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.

Ford, Michael


Mike and Iris moved to Salmon Arm in 1998 from Victoria where
Mike worked with the Coast Guard. They had two children, one
grandchild and two great grandchildren. Iris loved to quilt and
belonged to a quilting organization, she also volunteered with
the Shuswap Health-Care Auxiliary and worked in the gift shop
at the hospital. Iris spent some time in the Shuswap Lake General
Hospital and Hillside Village where she received excellent care.
Sadly Iris passed away in 2015 and to honour her memory Mike
made a generous donation to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.
Mike said “I am extremely grateful for the wonderful care that Iris
received here at the hospital and at Hillside Village”.

At the Shuswap Hospital Foundation we very much appreciate
the kind and generous support of our newest Founder, Mike Ford
and we thank him for his most generous donation.


Heym, Rolf & Erika
Hilton, Donald & Darwin, Davey – Estate


Moor, Roy & Pamela
Morley, Samuel – Estate


Rotary Club of Salmon Arm


Sorrento Lions Club ‐ (Dilworth Fund)


Catherine Ann Dilworth was a very long time resident of the area, born in Kamloops in 1905. Her parents, both British emigrants, met in Canada, and had settled in the Shuswap in the very early 1900’s.

Catherine, one of three children, followed in her mother’s footsteps of wanting to help people. Though her mother was a dedicated school teacher Catherine chose nursing as her way. In 1929 she graduated with honours as a Registered Nurse from the Kamloops Hospital Academy of Nursing. She began her practice at the Kamloops Hospital and then later moved to care for patients at the B.C. Tranquille Sanatorium for Consumptive Patients just outside of Kamloops.

In due course Catherine broadened her horizons and nursed for several years in Vancouver and then moved on to San Francisco, California where she worked until 1960 when she retired and returned to Sorrento to care for her ninety year old mother.

Catherine was a member of St Mary’s Women’s Guild and was appreciated as being so soft spoken. Catherine lived to see a full century as she passed away as a resident at Bastion Place in 2005. Being very philanthropically minded, Catherine left a substantial estate to be handled by the Sorrento Lions Club with the understanding that they would know best what to do with it. The Shuswap Hospital Foundation were very pleased to recognize Catherine Dilworth and the Sorrento Lions as Founders of the Foundation

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