John MacVicar

John MacVicar

John MacVicar, who passed away suddenly on November 01, 2011 at his home in the Salmon Arm River Valley, will be sadly missed by his many friends.

Born on December 11, 1946 in Saint John, New Brunswick, he joined the Air Force when young, hoping to become a pilot but his eyes were not good enough and he resigned after a year or so. He later joined the Army but only stayed for a shot period. He travelled to Europe at a time when “everyone” was doing so. He started out in London where he worked for a while in Harrods’ food court. In Germany he drove a truck as a civilian for the Canadian Army stationed in Lahr.

After coming to British Columbia he worked as forestry Technician and later a carpenter. John was a great lover of nature and an avid reader. His work for the Salmon River Roundtable, the Salmon Arm Bay Nature Enhancement Society, the Caravan Theatre and particularly his set building over many years in the Shuswap Theatre endured him to many colleagues. His sense of humour was legendary and his audible laughter was appreciated greatly by those on Stage at the many theatre performances he attended.

Salmon Arm has lost a very willing volunteer. John is survived by his sister Janet (nee MacVicar) Watts, N.B. and first cousin (Cuz) Lori Anthony, Salmon Arm.

Contributions in memory of John may be sent to the Shuswap Theatre Society, Box 2332, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4R4or to SABNES Box 27, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2.

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at the Shuswap Theatre Sunday, November 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Online condolences can be sent through John’s obituary at

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm.

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