Rosemary Wilson

Rosemary Wilson

Rosemary Allynne Wilson passed away suddenly at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC in the early hours of Sunday, April 9, 2017. She was 71.

The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday, April 15th at 1 p.m. with Reverend Gloria Christian officiating and tributes by family and friends. A reception will follow in the Carlin Community Hall with cremation and interment in the Tappen Cemetery to follow at a later date.

Rosemary was born in Abbotsford, BC on February 1, 1946 to James Allyn and Mary Edith Harvey. In 1968 she married Allan Wilson and the couple moved to Allan’s family homestead at Tappen in 1969. Following her mother’s example, Rosemary immersed herself in community affairs and events. She took a lead role in the Tappen Cooperative Association and the Okanagan Historical Society – Salmon Arm Branch and was President for some years.

She was involved with many community groups over the years and, because Rosemary was so passionate about local history, R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum became her second home.

Rosemary leaves her loving family, husband, Allan of Tappen, daughter, Mae (Brent) Dodge of Blind Bay, son, Phillip of Chetwynd, grandsons, Ethan and Isaac Dodge, sister Peggy (Joe) Chute of Lytton.

On line email condolences may be sent to Rosemary’s obituary at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ernie Doe Archives Room, c/o the Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village, PO Box 1642, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4P7.

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

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