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Memorial Tributes

Many folks wish to have a friend or relative remembered after their passing by way of a contribution in their memory. When those contribution reach a total of $2000 the Foundation prepares a Memorial Tribute to the deceased

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Born in Tisdale Saskatchewan, second child in a family of six, a born leader amongst his siblings, friends and colleagues. Marc loved sports and participated in many from high school through college and into adulthood. Marc participated in provincial and national events in several sports. Marc qualified in accounting and worked as the senior financial advisor in a large manufacturing operation. Marc was single and a favourite with his nieces and nephews. Beloved Son, Cherished Brother, Adored Uncle.

lived his life with extraordinary presence, always radiating an abundance of positive energy, kindness and meaningful wisdom. He was grateful every day for the gift of his precious family; Erica, Ivan and Graham. His practical skills and amazing knowledge, along with his gracious and caring spirit were unconditionally shared with his extended family, friends, students and anyone who had the privilege of connecting with this remarkable person. The essence of Jim’s being continues to inspire the community of Salmon Arm.

was raised in Sorrento. He was tragically killed in an industrial accident at Adams Lake Saw Mill. A fun loving young man with a passion for life. A volunteer fire fighter with the Shuswap Fire Department he was honored by a scholarship in his name for a student entering the emergency field. The Sorrento Elementary School dedicated a playground in his name. Cody loved sports and participated in all the local activities from snowmobiling to slow‐pitch. He loved dirt biking and enjoyed being out on the lake as much as possible.

Mandy Dhaliwal-Sumra Dec 4-1982 to November 4-2012 In Memory Donation to Shuswap Hospital Foundation

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

was a true Shuswapian having been born and received her primary education in the Sorrento‐Carlin area. She became an RN graduating from the Kamloops Hospital Academy of Nursing in 1929. She was dedicated to helping others in her soft spoken and gentle way. She practiced at Kamloops Hospital and then moved to the Tranquille Sanatorium, then nursed in Vancouver and in San Francisco until she retired to return to the Shuswap to care for her aging mother. In a final act of support bequeathed a major amount to the stewardship of the Sorrento Lions Club to be used for the …read more

Douhaniuk Bill Donor Shuswap Hospital Foundation

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

was born in the small town of Killaly, Saskatchewan, became a Registered Nurse graduating from Regina Grey Nuns Hospital. Her nursing work led her into Public Health Nursing and she spent most of her professional life serving the native population in northern Saskatchewan, NWT, Ontario and B.C. Mary loved the outdoors and the people she served. Travel was an avocation and she saw many parts of the world. Having been stricken by cancer Mary would have been pleased to see the support for a Gamma Probe.

was a natural athlete. Played hockey from his youth to a short professional career ended when he contracted polio. He then became a chief ski instructor and took medals in all disciplines of skiing. He also enjoyed golf, tennis and racing shells. He spent many years working in the oil industry.

Charlotte Frolke Memorial Tribute Shuswap Hospital Foundation

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

was a British Columbian from birth. Mrs Fuji as affectionately known to many friends, was born in Revelstoke and moved around BC. She and her husband settled in the Notch Hill area and took up berry farming. Later they moved to Salmon Arm to retire. Mrs Fuji busied herself with a lot of baby sitting and became a knitter for the Hospital Auxiliary.

was a hard worker. She was the consummate volunteer, giving of herself freely to church groups and the Churches Thrift Store. She spent 40 years volunteering with the Girl Guides of Canada. Annelore always had time for her family and friends.

was a deeply religious person devoted to her family and community. Hazel was well respected and cherished by all of those who knew her. She was known to be helpful and supportive to all those in need. Gone much to soon to her eternal reward.

Lived in Winnipeg until coming to Salmon Arm in late 2011 to live out his life with family, after he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He considered himself so fortunate to have benefited from procedures at SLGH Imaging Department as an outpatient during his short stay in Salmon Arm.

was born in a tent on Annacis Island BC. By age 24 she had received her log scaling certificate and Masters papers for operating tug boats. One of four women graduates of the 1950 class of Medicine at Queen’s University, ‘Dr. Eve’ practiced her very special brand of healing for more than 40 years in Salmon Arm while raising her five children. She was influential in preserving McGuire Lake and the Herald property as parks, and was a strong youth advocate her whole life.

was a happy and fun loving person. She and husband Brad moved to the Shuswap from Alberta and soon became an integral part of the community. She was very outgoing and respected by her many friends. Known and admired by the many folks who frequented her coffee shop operation, a true gathering place in Salmon Arm, where she made a great number of friends.

was born in Edmonton Alberta. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1941 and spent three years overseas serving his country. He served with distinction and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war George continued to serve his country in the Federal Civil Service working in the Health of Animals Branch. George was seen as a humble and quite man, a devoted husband, whose family always came first. He retired to the Blind Bay area in 1983 and moved in to Salmon Arm in 2004.

was born on Northern Vancouver Island, moved with family to Vancouver and in 1942 relocated to Salmon Arm. Keiko was multi talented in occupations ranging from clerical to hair dressing. Keiko loved people and loved to entertain. Her home and garden became the center for many social gatherings. Keiko spent many years before retirement in the health care industry working as a receptionist in Home Support and with Interior Health payroll department. She was always a happy, kind, helpful person to all who she met.

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

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

was a local boy born on the family farm at Grindrod. He worked for a number of years in forestry and eventually opened a chain saw business in Salmon Arm. This business became “Wild Woodsman Equipment”. It also spawned “Cardinal Rentals” a successful equipment rental business. After retirement Stanley enjoyed taking care of his garden and acreage in Grindrod known to locals as Stanley’s Park.

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

Dr Cedric Low Salmon Arm, BC Canada

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

In Memory of Beverley Marshall Donor to Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Salmon Arm, BC Canada

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.

was a dedicated business man. He was brought up in the auto industry working in a dealership in New Westminster owned by his father. He came to Salmon Arm 1961 and purchased Salmon Arm Motors. Gordon was very involved in the community, being a long time Rotarian, served on the hospital board as well as several other community groups. He loved the lake and was a vintage car buff. He loved to travel and he and wife Bev saw much of the world.

was born in Kamloops and spent much of his youth hunting, fishing and hiking the country around Kamloops. Win went into the grocery business and operated his own store, McCall’s Grocery. In 1958 he moved with his family to Salmon Arm to build and operate the Super Valu, the community’s first large grocery store. He sold the store in 1965.The next ten years were spent on a farm in Sorrento raising feeder cattle and generally enjoying being outside as much as possible. After selling the farm, they lived in Blind Bay and later, Salmon Arm where they spent much of …read more

Lois 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

Santa Noel McClelland Donor Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Salmon Arm, BC Canada Christmas Santa

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

was born in Toronto but was a Salmon Arm resident since 1995. She was a family woman who devoted herself to her family, her children and grand children. She will be sorrowfully missed by all who knew her.

born in Germany emigrated to Canada in 1953. Erwin spent the next 14 years in the oil exploration industry. In 1967 he and his family moved to Salmon Arm where the were in the mobile home business eventually developing Cedar Crescent mobile home park in Canoe. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and all outdoor sports. He was very adept and there was practically nothing he could not do.

was a long time resident of the Shuswap. Born in the American heartland formed him to lover of nature. He loved the outdoors and was happiest there. His career spanned many areas including being a surveyor, topographer, cartographer, entomologist, guide, sawmill operator, realtor, investment advisor. With his many life experiences he became known as a raconteur extraordinaire.

was born in London England and became a Shuswap Pioneer moving to the area with her parents in 1913. She and her husband Howard lived in the Sunnybrae area for many years. She was dedicated to her family raising four children. She much enjoyed her grand and great grand children.

was from a forestry family and spent many years working in that industry. She and her husband John eventually retired in the Shuswap and became ardent community supporters. Ingrid was a many talented artist. She played piano, sang in choirs, was a skilled sketch artist and painter, and excelled in many crafts. She and her husband gave freely of themselves and their fortune helping many worthy causes. They are Founders of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.

grew up in Grindrod. John served in the war overseas, and then with wife Ingrid settled in Vancouver where worked for the City of Vancouver, and later for the Junior College System, as an administrator. Upon retirement John and Ingrid moved to Sicamous for 16 years, then to Salmon Arm. Both volunteered their time and finances to support community endeavours, wherever they lived. As founding supporters of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation John believed their gifts were a wise investment in their own future well being and in the wellbeing of the community as a whole.

Harmier was born in Edmonton Alberta but grew up and lived most of her life in Salmon Arm. She had a real zest for life and enjoyed skating, skiing, basketball, and most of all riding horses. She loved and was loved in return by her many friends, husband, and family. She was passionate about her chosen field of work in anthropology/sociology especially where it involves social justice. Her courage was inspirational during her seven year struggle with lymphoma which took her life on her 31st birthday. A gentle spirit taken much too soon.

was a local having been born in Kamloops and spent his life time in the Shuswap His working career was spent in the wood working industry. He, along with other partners started the Notch Hill Wood Door and Millwork. Later Bud purchased Custom Window and Glass Works. Bud loved the outdoors and his vacations in places such as Hawaii and Mexico.

was a World War II veteran, serving in England as an airplane mechanic. He established and ran a successful machine shop in North Kamloops, eventually retiring in Sorrento and finally, in Chase. He loved the outdoors as evident from the many hunting, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling excursions he embarked on with friends and family. In addition he actively participated in environmental conservation with the Fish and Game club.

Norma 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

Dr. Lee 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

was a big part of any community where she and her husband Bill resided. And they resided all over the world but chose to retire in the Shuswap. Words used to best describe Sy include, laughing and smiling, assertive and strong, traveling the world, activities galore, caring for the poor. Just a full rounded person and a perfect mate for Bill whose career literally took both of them around the world. A true friend to so many.

came to British Columbia from Saskatchewan in 1945 and began a long career with CP Railway. Bill was a life member of the Elks Lodge and was an active member of the Legion having received a 48 years continuous membership pin. He had a passion fishing, cutting the lawn with a straight line, and many driving trips.

was a prairie boy moved to beautiful BC. Paul was dedicated to his family and was a passionate business man as well. His business successes included the creation of Salmon Arm Ready Mix and Tech‐Crete Producers, Mount Ida Concrete. For nearly four decades the ‘Concrete Mans’ handshake was his guarantee. With other partners he was a principal in the redevelopment of Piccadilly Mall. Paul was always very generous in supporting the community.

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.

was born in Salmon Arm and was a lifetime resident of the Shuswap. Garry had a real love and talent for music. He played saxophone from the age of 14 and was well known for his talent across the Okanagan. Garry spent many years working in the hardware and lumber sales business and he looked upon his employees as his extended family. Garry will be sadly missed for his whistling, jokes, his music and his smiling face.

was born in Germany, immigrated to Calgary with wife Elke in 1966. George worked as a millwright until 1972 when he opened his own auto repair. He retired to the Shuswap in 1991. He served as the leader of the German Speaking Society for 15 years . George enjoyed dancing, coffee and cake with his friends in the Club where he was noted for his humour. He loved sports including hunting, fishing and flying his own plane.

Barb Shannon Memorial Tribute Shuswap Hospital Foundation

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

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

to many of his friends was a New Zealander who was a qualified and expert machinist fitter who was well respected for his ability to design and build modern equipment in his years at Newnes in Salmon Arm. He was a tireless volunteer helping others in the community. He served as a volunteer ambulance attendant, on the hospital board, and his Hawaiian band played around the community including at Pioneer Lodge. In 1974 Smitty took part in the “Take Care Of Business” jamming marathon, setting a world record with 1,322 guitarists, Ray being the most senior, playing for 68 minutes, …read more

was born in Vancouver. She and her husband Ray lived in the Sorrento area for many years. Though she had no family of her own she very much enjoyed her nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. She was taken much to soon with cancer and passed in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

was a Saskatchewan boy who found his way to BC in depression days to find what ever work he could. He worked picking fruit and on a ranch. He eventually joined a CPR section gang. In the late 30’s he homesteaded in the Grindrod area where he farmed until retirement, interrupted only by service in the army in WWII. Life for Julian meant ‘work’ until he retired when he took up sports such curling and golf. He was a part of the community serving as director of the Credit Union and a staunch member of the Enderby Lions, Enderby Legion, …read more

was born in the Enderby area. He spent most of his life in the Shuswap farming with the exception of 10 years in the Kamloops area. Bob loved the land, his family, his friends, and life in general. He loved fishing, camping and baseball games. He was an accomplished beer maker and enjoyed sharing his product with friends. A thoughtful man who supported the community in many ways.

Memorial Tribute Del Vaughan Salmon Arm BC Canada

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

was a prairie boy that had a deep love for the sea. Emile who was affectionately known as “Captain” by friends and neighbours of the Gardom Lake area where he retired. He earned his title after many years at sea visiting many parts of the world. In 1986 he qualified for his pilot’s license and spent the next 23 years plying the coast and ports of BC. Emile was private man who enjoyed his friends. He was an avid cross country skier and jogger. Emile was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus.

was born in Toronto but moved to Victoria to attend Royal Roads Military College. He met his wife Ramona there and he entered the life insurance profession. He moved through his career and eventually retired to Salmon Arm. Jim loved to spend time at the cottage, sailing, boating, woodworking and visiting with neighbours. He enjoyed his computer and corresponded with family and friends and researching investments.

was a British Columbian by birth. He served his country in WWII serving in the R.C.A. during that conflict. Spent his working life after the service in the lumber industry. Ron loved gardening, making wine, and spending time alone fishing on Shuswap Lake. He was a proficient fisherman winning several fishing derbies.

loved her family, helping others, and tending her plants and flowers. Over the years she was a dedicated volunteer working many hours for the Women’s Institute, the local Red Cross, Seniors Branch #109, and the United Church Women. She truly enjoyed judging at the Salmon Arm Fall Fair for many years including 2007. She was a consummate communicator, always writing letters to old acquaintances. Her hands were always busy crocheting and knitting for others.

was born in Saskatchewan. He worked at Kodak Canada for 15 years at the coast then moved to Salmon Arm where he was employed at Mainline Co‐Op and Revelstoke Building Supplies. John and wife June operated the Glen‐Echo resort. John will be remembered by friends as ‘Mr Fix It’. His love for family and generous spirit will be missed.

Ted Whitehead Memorial Tribute Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Salmon Arm, BC Canada

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

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

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.

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