It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Cecil George Shepherd on March 15, 2015. Cecil met the love of his life in 1974 and they married the following year. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Florence Shepherd, sons, Marlin,(Crystal), Carson, Darwin (Cindy), daughters Donna (Dave) and Kendra (Garry). Grandchildren, Reece, Reede, Megan, Duncan, Teigan. Cecil was pre-deceased by his father Mac Shepherd, step-mother Bernice and his cherished sister Lynn Bruce. Surviving siblings include, Irene, Sylvia, Sharon, Sheila, Judith, Shirley, David and Malcolm as well as many nieces and nephews.
Cecil was born in Radway, Alberta on March 02, 1932 and spent much of his youth in Alberta. Cecil worked at various trades as times were hard during the war and in 1959 moved to the Shuswap for more opportunities for employment. Purchasing land on Bolton Road in Tappen Cecil started a career in carpentry, building many homes in the surrounding area and as far away as Alberta. The last ten years of his working career he spent delivering the local mail in the Tappen area. A job he greatly enjoyed.
Cecil loved playing music and was never too busy to go camping. He was known and loved throughout the area for his kind, thoughtful acts and his never ending humour. Cecil was always willing to help anyone who needed a hand without thought of reward.
He will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held, Friday, March 20th at Crossroads Free Methodist Church, 121 Shuswap St. S.W., Salmon Arm at 2:00 pm, reception to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Cecil through his obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.