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Remembering Loved Ones Place your condolences online. (Visit your local newspaper website, obituary page)

Garth Delbert Sparrow May 21, 1924 ~ February 7, 2018 It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of our father Garth Delbert Sparrow, who passed away on the morning of February 7 , 2018 at Park Place Piccadilly Care Home in Salmon Arm, BC. Garth was born May 21, 1924 in Abbotsford BC. He moved to New Westminster BC at a early age where he lived until he left home in his early 20s. In high school he was a champion at basket ball and prized himself on how he could pick up a basket ball with his fingers using only one hand and hold it that way… a trick we his children repeatedly tried to master to no avail and his hilarity. He also loved playing the piano and spent the majority of his spare time studying birds. With the help and mentoring of his neighbour and good friend, as well as Ornithologist, Mr Maguire, Dad also became an Ornithologist. He spent the majority of his spare time escaping into the wilderness to roam around the woods in hunt of a new species of bird which by the way, he and Mr Maguire accomplished. He kept active in his life and in his career he was an accomplished Purchasing Agent. He liked to go fishing which provided a venue and excuse to wander the aforementioned woods. He is survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband and family, daughter, Cathy and her husband and family, son, John and his wife and family, stepdaughter, Carole and husband and family, and stepson, Ryan and wife and family, and his cousins Eileen and Mark. Dad lived a quiet life ending his last years up in the Shuswap in Sorrento BC, a place he dearly loved. A service will not be held as there will be a private family gathering in the warmer climes when the ides of winter have blown through. The family asks that donations be made to your favourite charity. Our sincerest thanks to the amazing and caring staff that looked after Dad at Park Place Piccadilly Care Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250)8331129. Share memories and condolences online through Garth’s obituary at

Fletcher, Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” July 19, 1925 - February 2, 2018 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Betty Fletcher on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 92 years. Betty was born July 19, 1925 in Toronto, ON to parents Sam and Elizabeth Wright, the younger sister to Ann. Betty married Norman Charles Fletcher in Toronto, July 23, 1946. They had one daughter, Susan Louise. In the course of Norman’s career, Betty and Susan moved across Canada and back, living in New Brunswick, Santa Monica, California, Vancouver, three places in Quebec, in and around Ottawa and then Salmon Arm. Betty was a bookkeeper and always found work wherever they were - in a fur shop, travel agency and she even did the books for a movie being filmed in Ontario. Betty was a great organizer, particularly of parties of which there were many through the years. She loved to sing, dance and watch sports. Betty is survived by her daughter Susan (Les), grandsons Greg Scott (Sheila) and Robert Andrew (Vicki), five great grandchildren Ashley, Madisson, Rebecca, Johnathan and Reagan as well as nephews John, Steven, Rick and Ron. There will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests you make a donation to the Heart and Stroke or Cancer Associations in her name. The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to the staff and residents at Piccadilly Terrace for their care and friendships. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Share online condolences and memories through Betty’s obituary at

Wednesday Mourning Cafe

Fischer’s Funeral Services wishes to express sympathy to the families which we served in January 2018… Caroline Lariviere Shirley Buckler Frederick Bach Murray Richmond Edwin Everett Eunice Bergstrom Richard Will Christina Kirk Victor Kerr Dennis Bowley

Garth Baumann Robert Kaay Betty Rowley Giacomo Testa Joyce Klassen Ronald McDonald Princelaine Moores Jack Steiger David Kendall Rosalind Dear

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If you are looking for a support in your grief journey, you may want to consider our informal Wednesday Mourning Café. You will likely find the following things: • Emotional support in a safe and non-judgmental environment. • Support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss. • Coping skills to help you on your grief journey. • Hope through companionship with people who “get it” and understand first-hand what you’re going through. • Permission to grieve and permission to live a happy productive life. • Information will be available for how children and other family members may react to loss. The most important thing is to take care of yourself. Drop-in to our weekly Wednesday Mourning Café, facilitated by Naomi Silver, at our Mountainside Common Room from 10:00 to 11:30 am. FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD.

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Born August 17, 1943 in Lekkum, Netherlands. The Steiger family moved to Canada from Holland in 1958 when Jack was 15 years old. When he was working hard to build his future, he stumbled upon Judy and later got married in 1969 and they were blessed with three sons. They lived in Matsqui, BC until moving to Salmon Arm in 1980, where Jack built a farm in Silver Creek and raised his family. Jack would spend most of his time with the cattle and he especially enjoyed the Herefords and driving the range to check on them. Jack’s greatest joy was all his grandchildren and spending time with them, whether it was watching them in 4H, playing a sport or a school performance he was there. Jack passed away on January 27, 2018 at 74 years old after battling with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy for several years. He is survived by his wife Judy, sons Ted, Eric (Wendy) and Steven (Jennifer) and ten grandchildren: Shaylyn, Dayne, Colton, Cody, Bailey, Alixander, Chloe-Anne, Kaylee, Jessica, and Tyson. His brothers Rennie and Harry, sister Tina and their families, his best friend Dave, nephews, nieces and cousins all held a close place in his heart. We would like to thank the Doctors and all the staff on the second floor of Bastion for taking such good care of him. Jack, you have touched so many lives, we will all miss you. Rest in peace Jack and Dad. We are having a Celebration of Life for Jack at Roche Lake on May 12, 2018, the place he wanted to be, with his departed brother Glen. Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250)833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Jacks’s obituary at

Richard Kendall March 3, 1966 – January 27, 2018 On Saturday January 27, 2018 Richard Andrew Kendall passed away peacefully, at the age of 51, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, with family by his side. He was predeceased by his mother, Maureen; and father, Bill. Richard was born on March 3, 1966 in Vancouver, BC and spent his childhood in Burnaby. He quite often reminisced of his fond memories of living the carefree life of a child in the 70’s, family vacations, and spending summers with his aunt and uncle – who introduced Richard to his love of camping and fishing. In the late 1980’s he spent time living in Hamilton, ON, and then eventually ended up in the Shuswap area to be nearer his family, where he resided in Malakwa, Salmon Arm, and lastly Silver Creek. Richard loved being a part of the community of Silver Creek where he enjoyed simple pleasures like walking his dog, the outdoors, a good cup of coffee, and hanging out with his friends and the locals. He always looked forward to family dinners and celebrations and really appreciated and savoured a home-cooked meal or treat, wherever it could be found. Richard is survived by his sisters Michelle (Steve) and Sherene (Ken); nephews Jordan (Brittany) and Nathan (Carmen), nieces Richelle (Dave), Melanie (Eric) and Laura; great nephews Barrett, Marshall and Lewis; uncle Norm (Jackie), uncle Harold, aunt Lois (Neil) and cousins and friends. He is sadly missed by his dog Luna and cat Sophie – who have both been lovingly re-homed. Richard’s pets meant the world to him. A heartfelt thank you to all of the medical professionals who cared for Richard over the last few years, and to his friends and neighbours who were always there to lend a helping hand when needed (you know who you are). A casual gathering to remember Richard was held on February 12, 2018 at Silver Creek Hall. On line Condolences may be sent to Richard’s family through his obituary at

Shuswap Market News, February 16, 2018  

February 16, 2018 edition of the Shuswap Market News

Shuswap Market News, February 16, 2018  

February 16, 2018 edition of the Shuswap Market News