Friday, November 30, 2012 Salmon Arm Observer
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Elizebeth Schelldan passed away November 27, 1996 & Rusty as well. 16 years gone so quickly. She will always be in my heart. Miss her so much and my Callie, gone away Aug 30 2006, Spike on may 8 2008 and my little Cyndie July 8 2011 Love and Miss them all so much Love Patrick
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ROBERT MICHAEL WILCOX April 30, 1922 - November 21, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Robert (Bob) Michael Wilcox, a great husband, father, grandfather and companion on November 21, 2012 at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm, BC, surrounded by family and friends. Bob was predeceased by 8 of his 9 siblings and by his loving wife of 59 years, Eva Elizabeth, in July 2008. He is survived by sons Richard (Barbara) of Toronto, Thomas (Catherine) of Kamloops, Donald (Jocelyn) of Salmon Arm and granddaughters, Christine, Jacqueline, Meghan and Caitlin. Bob is also survived by his very close companion Ethel Graham of Salmon Arm. Bob was born in Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, BC, to Thomas Joseph and Margaret Hamilton Wilcox on April 30, 1922. In 1928, Bob began his education at St. Ann’s Academy in Kamloops. The family moved to the Cahilty Ranch in December 1930. Bob continued his education at Upper Louis Creek School and left home seeking work in 1938. In the summer of 1940, Bob along with his brother Joe, joined the Canadian Scottish (Princess Mary’s) Regiment and was shipped overseas in late 1941. He participated in the Sicily landing and on D-Day his unit was among the first ashore on Juno/Sword beach. Bob served in numerous engineering capacities throughout the European campaign. Upon his discharge, Bob was heading home when he met Eva Bartlett in Barriere. They were married on April 18, 1949 and resided in Kamloops for 42 years. Bob began working for the Canadian National Railway as a brakeman and retired 34 years later as a conductor. In that time, he raised three boys and spent his time devoted to his family and their various pursuits, from sports to Boy Scouts. Bob and Eva were Lifetime members of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving in many positions. After his retirement in 1982, Bob and Eva continued to pursue their love of travel, with trips to Europe and Mexico. They moved to Abbotsford in 1993 and finally settled in Salmon Arm in 2003. A Memorial will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Bowers Funeral Chapel in Salmon Arm at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow in Mt. Ida Cemetary’s Field of Honour, Salmon Arm, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice may be made in the name of Bob Wilcox. Online condolences can be sent through Robert’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice. com Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral service, Salmon Arm, BC
TRACEY ROXANNE MACKENZIE It is extremely heart breaking to announce that Tracey Mackenzie unexpectedly passed away at her home in Salmon Arm, BC on November 17, 2012 at the age of 53 years. Survived by her parents; Terry and Mildred Davies; Daughter, Michelle (Dwight); Sister; Terri (Adrian), niece and nephew; Autumn and Ahren and life long friend George. She was loved by many and will be forever missed. A Celebration of Tracey’s Life will take place on Saturday December December 2nd, 1st, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Sunday, White Lake Recreation Centre, Tappen, BC In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Tracey can be sent to the UBC Multiple Sclerosis Program, Burnaby Hospital, 3935 Kincaid Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 2X6, Online condolences can be sent through Tracey’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC
We’re on the net at www.bcclassiﬁed.com ACKERMAN ROSE MARGARET 1939 - 2012 Margaret Rose Ackerman, of Prince George B.C., passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on November 21, 2012. Marg was born to Maud and Wilfred Schulz on September 12, 1939, in Trail, B.C., and grew up in Salmon Arm. She was married to Wayne Ackerman for 21 years prior to their separation. She worked for B.C. Corrections for over 20 years, before retiring in 1998. Marg is survived by her sister Ilene (Al) of Bouchie Lake, daughter Paige (Kirk) of North Vancouver, and son Derek (Julie) and grandchildren Troy and Kendra of Cranbrook; she leaves loving memories with them all. Marg was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Elder Citizens Recreational Association in Prince George, and she enjoyed exploring the world both close to home and far away. She loved animals and also volunteered time to the SPCA. Marg was creative and curious and, following her retirement, she developed a keen interest in genealogy, dabbled in painting, and constantly enjoyed updating and improving her home and garden. Marg’s family would like to thank the doctors and staff at University Hospital of Northern BC for the level of care provided. Memorial donations are unnecessary, but may be given in Marg’s honour to a reputable charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. An informal gathering to celebrate Marg’s life was held at the Elder Citizens Recreational Association in Prince George at 1692 - 10th Avenue on Friday November 30th. If you would like to share your experiences, anecdotes, and any stories of the times you spent with our Mom, please send them to paige_ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LAITINEN ALBERTA “BERTIE” August 27, 1923 - November 24, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the death of Alberta Isabella Laitinen, born August 27, 1923...died November 24, 2012 With the support of her loving family Bertie passed away at her home in Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, B.C. on November 24, 2012. Bertie was predeceased by her husband Matt and her son Gerald. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sharon New and daughters Lorna Schley (Marv), Sandra Gates and Marilyn Kalke. Bertie also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, Kenneth New, Daryl New, Reuben New, Cameron Schley, Tricia Biondo, Shannon Gates, Ryan Gates, Jordan Kalke and Joshua Kalke, as well as 24 great grandchildren. Bertie was a resident of Salmon Arm since 1944. In the final years of her life Bertie lived at Hillside Village. The Family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Care Aides and Nurses at Hillside for their dedication to Mom and for the loving care that went above and beyond duty as her life came to an end. We would also like to thank Pastor Bill from Hillside Village for the always taking time to spend with Mom. A Memorial Service took place at Hillside Village on Tuesday, November 27. Mom was a long time supporter of the Variety Club Telethon so we ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Variety Club. Email condolences may be sent to Bertie’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com Cremation with the arrangements in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and crematorium, Salmon Arm.
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Published on Nov 30, 2012