His contributions remain well-remembered and well-appreciated.
Roger Ayles’ spouse Debbie Ayles was presented with a Lifetime Excellence in Business plaque Monday evening from Downtown Salmon Arm and the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of his many contributions to the community.
Ayles died in May, 2010.
As a property developer, businessperson and community booster, he made a big impact on the community. He redeveloped many prominent properties. Without him, the Salmar Grand would probably not exist. He alerted the Salmar Community Association to the need to expand to a fourplex before a large cinema corporation moved in as competition.
Ayles was also a valued and kind member of the Downtown Improvement Association.