JAMIE SOULE – Jan 18, 1948 – Jan 1, 2019
Jamie always helped his friends and neighbours in the community. He was a generous man who regularly plowed snow for others, helped build a ramp for disabled people in need, was a regular volunteer and builder assisting the Rock Creek Fairgrounds build new grandstands and various projects. He was a key member of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department, as Deputy Chief, and was involved in the FireSmart program. Jamie also helped AMFD build a pump house control shed at Sasquatch Pond, in order to rehabilitate the pond to maintain a reservoir that could be used by the community to help combat a wildfire. Jamie spent countless hours upgrading a variety of projects at our local Fire Hall and was always there to help. He is remembered for his generous spirit, musical abilities, and big smile.
NAGA TERADA – July 7, 2020
Being one of the first residents to build in Regal Ridge (Osoyoos Mountain Estates), Naga & Sue lived on Anarchist Mountain for many years and were a vibrant part of our community. Naga was an inspiration to those who enjoyed his wit, kindness and sense of community. He served as a Director on the Anarchist Mountain Community Society for several years providing his guidance and wise counsel. Naga and Sue were the originators of the Anarchist Mountain Silent Auction, which is now an annual event, bringing in thousands of dollars to help fund training and equipment needs for AMFD technical rescue and medical response; fire prevention; and safety through Anarchist Mountain Fire Rescue Society. Naga was an avid lawn bowler and helped get many new people involved in the activity. Naga & Sue were also key in the creation of “Market on Main” in downtown Osoyoos, which continues to this day. Naga’s legacy will live on in the sense of community that he passed along to other residents who carry on what he began years ago. Thank you, Naga.
KHALID (ALI) SHAH – Dec 25, 1954 – Oct 11, 2020
Ali Shah was a new resident on the mountain residing on Mule Deer Drive, who managed to leave a big impression and formed numerous friendships with his open, inquisitive nature. He had frequent “inspections” of the neighbors’ building sites, with an insatiable interest in construction and a need to know all the details. Ali loved Blues & Jazz and enjoyed a couple of musical events with neighbors, looking forward to future concerts. As a serious car enthusiast, he bonded with many over new trucks & vehicles and had a lot of interesting stories about his own “acquisitions” going back to his university days. Ali would always be seen going for walks which entailed frequent visit with friends on the street – which often included cappuccinos and his favorite German beer… non- alcoholic of course. We were all just getting to know Ali. He was always curious, full of questions and wanted good answers. He had a subtle sense of humor and a contagious laugh that we all enjoyed. Ali will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him on the mountain – he was a true friend.