William David (Bill) Kernaghan

William David (Bill) Kernaghan

William David (Bill) Kernaghan died suddenly in Salmon Arm, BC on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at the age of 87 years.

A celebration of life service will be held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Friday, December 14th at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daniel MacQuarrie officiating. Honors will be presented by comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion, Padre Norm Russell presiding and tribute shared by President Henry Butters.

Cremation with interment to follow in the family plot at Mt. Ida Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Legion with refreshments provided by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The Kernaghan family were true pioneers of Salmon Arm. Bill was born here on January 2, 1920; his father was also born in Salmon Arm. Bill retired from the Federated Co-op, having worked as a saw filer for years.

This allowed him years of dedicated work with the Legion and the community.

Bill was predeceased by his wife, Peggy, in 2002. He will be lovingly remembered by his five children, Maureen Hucul of Salmon Arm, Marjorie (Larry) MacMaster of McBride, John (Helena Arsenault) of Enderby, David of Squamish and Jim (Shirley) of Pemberton; five grandchildren, Glenn, Rya (Andrew), Mark (Angie), Darryl and Danny; one great grandchild, Alexi; one great great grandson, Joel Vernon; sister, Betty (Harry) Betts; special friend, Irene McCrae; numerous nieces, nephews and many good friends.

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Memorial donations in memory of Bill may be sent to the Legion Poppy Fund or to the SPCA.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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