Pelton, David (Dave)
David Gregory Pelton passed away on April 15, 2009 in Creston, BC at the age of 40 years.
Dave was born on June 17, 1968 in Cranbrook, BC to Karen and Tom Pelton. He worked in the logging business for 20 years. Dave was a devoted family man who enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and taking his hunting dogs out with his brother Bruce to chase cougars and bears. He also played Cranbrook minor hockey and recreational hockey and loved wrenching on anything that needed to be fixed.
Dave was predeceased by his mother Karen Pelton, grandmothers Clara Erickson and Irene Pelton, grandfathers Bino Erickson and Bob Pelton. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dinah, children Karen, Megan, Tanya, and Connor, father Tom Pelton, brothers Bruce (Michele), Brad (Leslie), sisters Lorilyn and Kristie as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 1:00 M.S.T. at McPherson’s Funeral Chapel, 2200 2nd St S. Cranbrook, BC
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC #4 - 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.
Mabel Mae O’Neil (nee Harris) passed away on April 3, 2009 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC at the age of 96 years.
Mabel was born on May 28, 1912 at Shaftesbury, AB, the oldest daughter of 14 children born to John & Bella Harris. She met her future husband V.R. (Dick) O’Neil in Peace River. They resided first in southern Alberta before moving to the Kootenay’s where she would happily remain. She resided at: West Creston, The Jordan Cabin, Lanes Falls (pre-resort), Arrow Creek and Blewett before settling in Canyon for 40 years. In 2007 she moved to her daughter’s home near Cranbrook. During her life, Mabel built a legacy as a true friend, a good neighbour and a community resource with her artistic needlework, seamstress skills, her intrinsic ability to coax vast produce from her garden, a great love of cooking and a smile she shared with those around her. How do you sum up 96 years of giving, caring, support and love other than to say she was very much loved in return and will be greatly missed by all.
Mabel is predeceased by her husband Dick, siblings Charley, George, Bill, Tom, Phillip, Lillian, Dora and Pearl, children Vernon, Peggy, Art and Jack, and grandchildren Sandra, John, Ric, Cody and Willow.
Left to cherish her memory are her brother Leon, children Eviline (Bob), Patsy, May, Norma (Walt), Shirley (Ted), and Kelly (Sandra), 36 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren and an even greater extended family of friends, neighbours, and children who had adopted her.
Visitation will be held on Friday April 10, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m at the Trinity United Church with Rev. Liz Bowyer officiating. Interment will follow at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erickson, BC.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Shrines Crippled Children’s Hospital c/o Gary Burch Box 38, Sirdar, BC V0B 2C0 or http://www.shrinershq.org/hospitals/canada/
It is with great sorrow that the family of Anna Iwaniuk (nee Czekeryla) announces the passing of our loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother of April 4, 2009 at the age of 90 years.
Anna was born to Peter and Julia Czekeryla on August 7, 1918 in Wola Michowa, Ukraine. In 1945, mom married Ilko Iwaniuk in Germany. They left along with their daughter Mary and Ilko’s sister Julia on March 26, 1949 sailing on the S.S. Samaria and arriving 11 days later in Halifax, NS, Canada. Upon arriving in Lethbridge, AB on April 1, 1949, they later moved to Diamond City, AB to work on a sugar beet farm.
Anna, Ilko and Maria settled in the Crowsnest Pass, where Ilko was employed with the Knights Lumber Co, until moving to Creston, BC in September of 1954. Enjoying the fruit orchard, a large garden kept mom busy along with her family, which she was so proud of and enjoyed having many family gatherings. Mom enjoyed her hobby of knitting phentex slippers, afghans, dishcloths, and kitchen towels which were given away to many family and friends.
Anna is predeceased by her husband Ilko in 1979, her son William in 1975 and her grandson Rodney in 1989.
Mom will be sadly missed by her daughter Maria (Gordon) Deadmarsh of Kelowna, son Mike & Glenda of Calgary, daughter Irene of Calgary and son John & Leah of Edmonton, along with grandchildren Brent (Sandy) of Kelowna, Heather (Darryl), Scott (Kari) and Kent of Calgary, Holly (Steven) of Lethbridge and Averi, Davis and Carson of Edmonton and great grandchildren Taylor and Liam of Calgary, Jace and Marin of Kelowna, sister Tekla and family in the Ukraine along with a sister-in-law Julia of Lethbridge, nieces Mary, Sophia, Irene and nephews Bill and Paul.
Funeral Services were held at the Holy Cross Catholic Church on Thursday April 9, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Francis de la Cruz celebrant. Interment followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erickson, BC.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the AGAPE Hospice - 1302 - 8th Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T2N 1B8.
The family would like to thank the Agape Hospice Staff for their compassionate care of our mother and to Florin and Nikki from the Palliative Care Unit in Calgary, AB.
Gary Charles Bayley passed away after a lengthy illness on March 21, 2009 at the Creston Valley Hospital at the age of 67 years.
Gary was born on November 11, 1941 in Owen Sound, ON to parents Rufus and Jean Bayley. Dad was a painter by trade but also loved fishing, hunting and in his younger days played baseball, hockey, and lacrosse.
Gary was predeceased by his father Rufus Charles Bayley. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Terrie (Russell) Faulkner of Creston, son Scott (Jen) of Owen Sound, ON, grandchildren Ellicia, Shawna, Dustin, Charleen, Kyle and Chris, as well as great grandchildren Aiden and Damien.
A Private Family Celebration of Life Service to be held at a later date.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Creston Valley Hospital “Equipment Fund” Bag 3000, Creston, BC V0B 1G0.
Irene Lavinia Yerbury (nee Wellspring) passed away at Crestview Care Village on February 3, 2010 at the age of 95 years.
Irene was born at New Bedford, Massachusetts on July 12, 1914 to parents Irene and Alfred. In October 1919 at the age of 5, she moved with her parents to Camp Lister, BC where she completed her public education. Irene was a resident of Lister until April 1970 when she moved to Creston. She was active in the Women’s Auxiliary of the Eagles and Legion, Old Time Dancing, bowling and gardening.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Tom Yerbury in 1961. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Irene (Delmer) Becker of Chilliwack, BC, sons Tom (Maxine) of Salmon Arm, BC and Collin (Ligaya) of Maple Ridge, five grandchildren, three great grandsons, brother Alfred (Anita) Wellspring of Creston as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Cremation took place.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to The Champs - Royal Canadian Legion, Box 135, Creston, BC V0B 1G0.
Yvon Paquet passed away on February 1, 2010 in the Creston Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness at the age of 75 years.
Yvon was born in St. Donat Quebec to parents Seraphin and Albertine Paquet on October 17, 1934.
Yvon loved nature and worked as a logger/skidder operator for 40 years until his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed wood working, camping, fishing, playing cards and board games with friends and family.
Yvon was predeceased by his parents Seraphin and Albertine Paquet and his brother Romeo Paquet.
He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife Monique Paquet, children Frank Prevost, Francine Prevost, Jacinthe (Paul) Castonguay, Nancy (Sylvain) Paquette, grandchildren Steve, Frank Jr., Norman, Mark, Vicky, Yvonne, Alyssia and Mirriam.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC - 4 -1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9
Alain Rejean Michaud, beloved husband of Elizabeth of Boswell, BC, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on January 24th 2010 at the age of 68 years.
Alain (Al) was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on February 26, 1941.
Born into a mixed farming family, he developed many talents and passions and a strong work ethic.
Al completed his teaching certificate, met Liz, got married and raised a family in Calgary.
Al pursued his calling to teach and ended his career working for the Catholic Board of Education in Calgary.
It was his dream to build a house. That house became their home in 2000 overlooking beautiful Kootenay Lake where they made many good friends.
He was a talented gardener, painter, carpenter, mechanic, teacher, builder, wine-maker, golfer, fisherman and fix-it-man. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend.
Besides his loving wife Elizabeth, Al will be mourned by his mother Annette; children Todd (Nicole) and Nicole Michaud Howes (Jonathan); grandchildren Aurora & Violet and Oliver, Franco & Harry; brothers Rev. Gerald, Marcel (Linda), Norbert (Frances), Michel (Jeanne), brother in law Willy Emel; sisters Yvette Koeller (Everett) and Beatrice Lambert (Armand), sister in law Dianne Michaud, sister in law Judy Mitchell (Randy) and brother in law Ken (Carol) Scott; and many nieces and nephews. Al was predeceased by his father Emile, brother Leonard and sister Suzanne Emel, father in law Garth Scott, mother in law Donna Scott, and nephew Jed Mitchell.
Good-bye Al, we will miss you.
Prayers will take place at Boswell Hall, BC on January 27th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Creston, BC on January 28th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Gerald Michaud celebrant.
Cremation to follow the Service.
Interment of ashes to take place at a later date at the Boswell Community Cemetery, BC
Donations may be made to Canadian Red Cross 1909 Ash St. Creston, BC V0B 1G5.