Donors to the Foundation who have supported work of the Foundation by contribution with an accumulation of $5,000 or more up to $10,000 are recognized as Partner of the Foundation. That membership is recognized with a Bronze salmon figurine on the Foundation’s recognition wall.
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Access Precision Machining Ltd.
Aitken, Eric & Freda
Albricht, Maarten & Joosje
Armstrong Regional Cooperative Membership
Babakaiff, Robert/Arro Wood Heat
Barker, Jack & Irene
Bolton, Bruce & Ivy
Braby, Derrick & Debbie
Browne Johnson Land Surveyors
Buryniuk, Violet & Ernest
Chu, Gerald & Rita
CIBC Regional Office
City Furniture & Appliance
Denney, Norman W.
Dove Rebekah Lodge Foundation
EZ Rock Radiothon
Gaunce, Ron & Louise
Gibson, George R.
Holloway, Jim & Dodie
Daryl and Donna-Lynne 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 shared love, humour, strength, and kindness with their family and friends. They are remembered as animated story tellers and great listeners. They kept us laughing and smiling around dinner tables, fires, and soaks in the hot-tub. They enjoyed traveling throughout Canada with their family as well as Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Oregon Coast with each other.
Daryl and Donna-Lynne were extremely grateful and very thankful for the care they received through the staff and services at Shuswap Lake General Hospital when they needed it. They always said how fortunate they felt, despite their battles with cancer, that they lived in a place where these services were available to them. Daryl passed away on January 22, 2014 and Donna-Lynne passed away on June 01, 2016. Both had instructed that a donation be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation in their honour, and also requested that their family and friends do the same. They took comfort knowing these donations will improve the life of someone else.
Daryl and Donna-Lynne, we love you and miss you beyond what words can express. The gentle presence of your beautiful souls will remain forever in our hearts and minds, and give us comfort as we move forward. We will always think of you, and find strength. As you taught us, life is beautiful, live it to the fullest with those you love.
Hyde Mountain Golf Course
IWA Local 412
Kurta, Len & Nancy
Laidlaw, Dr. Lorna – Estate
Landers, Maurice & Olwen
Low, Pamela & Cedric
Luchtmeijer, Gerry & Kelly
Main, Dr. Christopher
McCook, Eric & Louise
Murray, Douglas & Carol
Murray, Judith & Blaine Carson
Myers, Dr. Danny
Duncan Myers has enjoyed a varied life with many interesting occupations. As a young lad he entered into the culinary profession having been trained in what today would be recognized as restaurant management. His training was in Britain but his apprenticeship was served in the hotel industry in the Alps. He moved on to working the same skills in the motion picture industry operating the food services on movie sets on location in the desert, for films like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago. The locations took him to some exotic places including a session in Spain.
He was attracted to Canada through a family connection and emigrated to Canada in 1966 landing in the Vancouver area and accepting a position in charge of the catering services at the Point Gray Golf Course. Through a contact there he was recruited by Block Brothers to the same kind of position at their Mile 108 development.
Being a natural in dealing with tourists he soon took responsibility in the Tourism sector and became the manager for tourism in the Cariboo. This is where he met and married his wife Esme, who was ‘Miss Cariboo’. They went on to raise two children.
His reputation in the Tourism industry was recognized and he served for a time in the Yukon in the same capacity. Duncan served many years in the Thompson and Shuswap tourism organizations. Through his work he traveled the continent and abroad spreading the good news of the area at trade shows and events.
He worked diligently to help develop the Tourism Industry in BC and received recognition from the provincial authorities for his leadership, having been awarded the William Van Horn Visionary Award. In this area he was the leader in creating the ‘Last Spike’ historical marker and high interest tourist attraction at Craigellachie BC, near the entrance to Eagle Pass, at the site where East and West met when the CPR railway connected, on November 7, 1885, its east and west developments.
Always very involved in his community Duncan over the years was a member of Kinsmen and Rotary. He served as President of the Salmon Arm Rotary Club in 1990/91. Duncan was recognized by his club and received the designation of Paul Harris Fellow. He continues to support and contribute to the Rotary Foundation.
The gruelling work took a toll on Duncan’s health and he found he had to step back from that pace. To find a slower pace for himself and family Duncan acquired the Cherry Berry Bin, a fruit farm on 30th Street NE. This was a successful venture but required him to accumulate a whole new area of knowledge and to work long hours trying to beat the weather and crop diseases. Eventually Duncan sold the farm and moved on to new life experiences
In 2005 Duncan accepted an appointment with the Shuswap Hospital Foundation to serve as Development Officer or Fund Raiser. And as they say the rest is history. Duncan showed his talents and dedication over the years that followed. Successful campaigns were conducted each year and benefited from his talent and imagination. He played a key role at all times. A man of many talents and an outstanding photographer, his work often became part of the promotions for the foundation.
Duncan’s talent and dedication in tourism and with the Hospital Foundation was recognized and he received not one but two of the Queen’s 60th Anniversary medals as recognition. One presented to him by Member of Parliament Colin Mayes and the other by MLA George Abbott. Duncan’s generosity is also recognized by the Foundation as a “Benefactor’” to the Foundation and at the Annual meeting of the Foundation in 2013 Duncan was granted Honorary Life Membership in the Foundation Society.
Nardi, Gerald & Joan
Nayki, Thomas & Karen
Norris, Clifford – Estate
Ogino, Naomi & Eugene
O’Sullivan, John & Wendy
Parfitt, Christopher & Marg
In 2011 William Pringle lost his 88 year old soul mate Sybil to stomach cancer at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Together they had a wonderful life, raising two great kids who provided them with great grandchildren. William’s wife Sy was an avid golfer and won many awards.During their life together they experienced living in places such as Turkey and Pakistan and visiting a number of other countries including most of Europe, the Far East, Asia, Austrailia, New Zealand, South America and the Galapagos.
William and Sybil Pringle took many trips to the United States and Mexico as they enjoyed their time together.
William says “as I look back over our life together, I know I was fortunate to have such a loving wife who I miss very much at this time of my life”. William wrote a book about his life with his soul mate and entitled it “Enviable Life”.
William Pringle’s total donation to date of $5,000 was made in memory of his much loved wife and soul mate Sybil Pringle. The Shuswap Hospital Foundation is extremely appreciative of William Pringle’s assistance to fund much-needed equipment for the Shuswap Lake General Hospital and we congratulate him on becoming a Partner of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation
Pukas, Karen & Sheldon
Rankin, Glenn & Linda
Revelstoke District Health
Shuswap Dragon Boat Society
Shuswap Lake Senior Citizens Soc.
Shuswap Men’s Chorus
Shuswap Quilters Guild
Sicamous Lions Club
Sterba, Franz & Karin
Telus Corp-Team Telus Cares
Titus, Don & Dorothy
Vaughan, Del & Mid
Vernon Shrine Club
Whitehead, Ted & Eileen
Dr Ralph Williams, affectionately known to many of his patients and friends as ‘Dr Ralph’, served as a family practitioner and surgeon in the Shuswap from 1955 to1995. Dr Williams was surgically trained in Winnipeg and came to the Shuswap for a short term replacement and simply stayed.In his long and distinguished career Dr Ralph worked for the betterment of medical care in Salmon Arm and proudly watched the changes and improvements to the hospital as its chief of staff over an eight year period. The medical community grew from four physicians when Dr Williams arrived to forty five shortly after he retired. As the only doctor with post graduate training, he took on general and orthopaedic surgery, obstetrics and a non-stop on-call schedule 365 days a year.
After the loss of his first wife, Dr Williams married Addie, the Director of Nursing, at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital. Both were very active in the community. Both loved the outdoors and spent many a summer working from their cottage on Shuswap Lake. Over the years Ralph was a member of Toastmasters, Kinsman Club, K-40m, and Salmon Arm Rotary, where he served a term as President. He was also a director of the BC Lung Association for a dozen years.
Addie Williams, who was a local girl born and brought up in Canoe, became Director of Nursing at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, a position she gave up when she and Ralph were married. She ostensibly retired from nursing but kept being called back to fill in where shortage of nursing staff occurred. She spent a number of years filling in, in an operating room nurse role. Addie, after a real retirement, came back to serve on the Board of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation
Dr Ralph and Addie were always generous with their time and resources. The Shuswap Hospital Foundation is pleased to recognize Dr Ralph Williams and his wife Addie as Partners of the Foundation.
Wingate & Walstow, Arlewyne & Chris
Wood, Dr. John