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SCHINNOUR Donald Gerald

SCHINNOUR Donald Gerald

SCHINNOUR, Donald Gerald
February 20, 1938 - September 13, 2013

Don passed away September 13, 2013 at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm. He was born in Trail, BC to Laverne & Lily Schinnour February 20, 1938.
He leaves behind a legacy of family including his loving wife of 56 years, Yvonne, his three children, Shelley Dawson (Bill) of Salmon Arm, Dan Schinnour of Calgary, and Sandra Keehn of Armstrong. As well, he is survived by his 6 grandchildren, Jayme Ford (Lucas), Ryan Schinnour (Chelsea), Korey Keehn, Kris Dawson, Jessica Schinnour, and Brad Keehn, and his 3 great grandchildren, Evan, Jensen, and Hudson, and numerous nephews and nieces. Don was predeceased by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. Throughout his lifetime, he owned and operated several businesses in the Shuswap and the Okanagan. Don loved the water and retired on the Shuswap in 2001. During his retirement years, he discovered a passion for carving.
At Don’s request, no funeral service will be held. A celebration of life is scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shuswap Hospice Society, Box 967, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4P1
We wish to thank Dr. Weicker and the nurses and staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital and Bastion Place for all their care and compassion. Sincere thanks to the wonderful friends at Sherwood Oaks for their caring and support throughout Don’s illness. On line condolences may be sent to Don’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

LASLO Frank Rudolph

LASLO Frank Rudolph

LASLO, Frank Rudolph
June 5, 1939 - September 20, 2013


Mr. Frank Rudolph Laslo of the City of Drumheller passed away peacefully on September 20, 2013 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis, at the age of 74 years with his family by his side. Frank was born in Drumheller on June 5th, 1939 to Regina and John Laslo.  He was the 9th of 11 children.  He attended school in Midlandvale, and completed high school in Drumheller.  He then went on to Sait, and successfully completed several courses with honours.  Having finished school, he returned home to the farm, standing alongside of the Red Deer River just west of Drumheller. He spent a few years working on the rigs for Peter Bawdin up around Inuvik.  Frank loved the north and had full intentions of working in the north for a longer period of time.  Having returned to the farm he accepted a job working for Harold Mueller at Orkney where a very special bond developed with Harold, his wife Lorna and their fine children, Elaine, Darcy, Maxine, Donald, and Val.  This wonderful friendship still remains today. Blanche and Frank spent 36 years farming together, a life they loved.  They built a new home and spent many wonderful years in their home entertaining friends, family and travelling. After Frank was diagnosed with M.S., they retired into town where they still resided up to Frank’s passing.  Besides his loving wife, Blanche, Frank is survived by his step-son Stephen,  daughter-in-law Vicki, twin granddaughters, Justine and Kendra.  The happiness and love he had for his two girls helped him cope during his illness. Frank is also survived by sisters, Mary Doktorchik (Bill deceased), Linda Perrier (Lloyd deceased), sister-in-law , Alice (Sandy deceased), brothers, Henry Laslo (Karen), and Joey Laslo (Norma), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Frank was predeceased by his loving parents, Regina and John, brothers, John, Andy, Sandy, and James, sisters, Julia and Sandra. Frank and I would like to thank all his wonderful nieces, nephews and wonderful friends who always took time to stop and visit and took him for so many enjoyable drives to check the crops and the country side he loved.  For this, we are so grateful. A Funeral Mass for Frank will be held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday September 28, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Fernando as celebrant, a private family interment will follow at the Drumheller Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, 175 Bloar Street East Suite 700 North Tower, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3R8  online- www.m.s.society.ca

SERKOWNAK Millie

SERKOWNAK Millie

SERKOWNAK, Millie
September 15, 2013


Millie Serkownak (nee Buchta) beloved wife of the late Ed Serkownak passed away peacefully in Calgary on Sunday September 15, 2013 at the age of 82 years. She is survived by her sisters; Irene Kakuk, Anne (John) Lakatos and Malvina (Keith) Warham all of Calgary as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Ed she was predeceased by a daughter Denise; her father Andrew Buchta (1955) and mother Mary Buchta (1976), uncle George Buchta (2003) aunt Mary Buchta (1985) and cousin Martin Buchta (1987) and John Buchta (2013). Millie was born in Drumheller, Alberta and later moved to Calgary, Alberta.  Millie acquired numerous friends throughout her life and not only loved nature’s butterflies but was a social butterfly herself. She was a kind generous and loving individual who never hesitated to lend a helping hand. She will be sadly missed and remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Knox United Church with Reverend Jan Richardson officiating. In honor of Millie’s memory memorial contributions may be made to a charity of ones choice.