Pearl Bright ( nee Cherniwchan ) of Creston passed away on May 26, 2011 in Creston Valley Hospital at the age of 88 years.
Pearl was born January 21, 1923 in Bellis Alberta and was educated in Dickie Bush.
She met Lester Bright at Ponoka, Alberta, where they were married on February 6, 1945. The couple moved to Whitelaw, AB, where they farmed and their son Wayne was born in December 1948. Pearl also worked as a cook in rig camps. In 1968 they moved to St. Paul, Alberta, where she worked as a matron in a Seniors facility and in 1977 Les and Pearl moved to Creston to retire. Pearl went back to work in 1979 at Swan Valley Lodge as a care aid until her retirement in 1988.
She was always busy as she had to make “the day pay”.
Her passion was her flower and vegetable garden and she spent many hours keeping it weed free. She enjoyed giving away the fruits of her labour. She also spent time crocheting, knitting, quilting and a variety of other crafts. She also enjoyed playing dominoes with the group Thursday night.
She was a member of the Legion Ladies Auxillary and was always willing to give a helping hand when called upon.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lester in 1991, her grandson Trent in 2007, sister Irene and her parents John and Lena Cherniwchan.
She is survived by her son Wayne (Diane), grandson Blaine (Melanie) great grandson Cole. She is also survived by her brother Jeff (Louise) Wade, 3 nephews and their families and also numerous friends and other relatives.
A Celebration of Pearls life will be held at a later date.
Interment of her ashes will be held at Whitelaw, Alberta at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, friends or family may make donations to the Royal Canadian Legion, Br #29, P.O. Box 135, Creston, B.C. V0B 1G0 or a charity of one’s choice.
It is with sad hearts that we are informing you of the passing of our son, Wesley T. Patton-Standen on May 25th, 2011 at the Creston Valley Hospital with family by his side. Wesley was born February 15th, 1992 at Calgary, Alberta.
In September of 1993, he moved to Creston with his mother and older sister Melissa. In 1994, Dad Don joined the family and in 1998, the union was made official, with Wesley being the ring bearer. Little sister Rebecca
( Becca ) was born in 2003. Wesley enjoyed many laughs with his sisters and enjoyed bugging them as many brothers do.
With the aid of his computer, Wesley was able to “talk “and he enjoyed “reading” stories to the kids at First Steps Daycare. Spending Thursday mornings with the residents of Crestview Manor was a highlight of his week. Wesley also enjoyed some of the activities at Cresteramics.
During his downtime, Wesley like to chillax on his bed listening to music and stories. He was reading the Inkheart Series before his passing. Wesley also enjoyed riding on the back of his mom’s quad and cruising around Stump Flats.
He was predeceased by his grandpa Curtis Blaine Smith and grandma Patricia Ann Standen. Wesley will be dearly missed by his parents Roxanne and Don Standen, sisters Melissa and Rebecca, gramma June Smith, grampa Harold Standen, great gramma Miriam Standen, uncles, aunts and cousins, Brandon, Travis, Dustin and Terra ( Luke and Isabella ) Smith, Larry and Cathy ( Tyler and Dana ), Wayne and Deb (Colton ) Standen, and numerous family members and friends.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday June 4th, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Br# 29 Hall
Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute, may do so to the
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC 801 – 409 Granville St., Vancouver, BC V6C1T2
Susan Fay Barrette passed away after a six month battle with cancer on May 25, 2011 at the age of 67 years.
Susan was born to parents Tressa and Hartley Steward on December 29, 1943 in Prince Albert, SK. She married Norm Barrette on July 28, 1962 in Timmins, ON and continued living there to raise their three children for the next fifteen years. They moved to the Slocan Valley in 1977 after winning $ 10,000.00 in the Ontario Lottery. Susan worked mostly clerical jobs throughout her life and she also fostered thirteen children/teenagers in the Slocan Valley during a three year period. Susan and her family made Creston their home in the summer of 1981. She and Norm moved to Victoria in 1988 where she was employed with the BC Government; Ministry of Finance and then returned to Creston for early retirement in 1996.
Susan was a born-again believer of Jesus Christ since 1977 and her life was a testament of faith to all. She was a much involved member of Valley View Baptist Church and loved her church family dearly.
Susan loved knitting with a passion and bestowed many a gift on her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends. She also knit for charity and did special orders; she was an expert and flawless artisan in this area.
She held the position of secretary/treasurer for the Creston Valley Fall Fair for three years, enjoying it immensely. Garage saling and second hand store shopping with her daughters and grand-daughters was something she participated in with great fervor, teaching us all to be very practical in our spending.
Susan was predeceased by her parents Tressa and Hartley Steward and by her brother Sid Steward.
She will be dearly missed by her husband Norm Barrette; children Paul (Diana) Barrette of Victoria, BC, Terri-Lynn Barrette of Creston, BC and Laurie (Tom) Morris of Creston, BC; grandchildren Christi-Ann, Jilleen and Taylor of Calgary, AB, Nathan, Steven and David of Creston, BC and Nicole and Joel of Victoria, BC; great grandchildren Aniah and Ryder; sister Linda (Barry) Steward of Creston, BC; brother Dinny (Mary) Steward of Toronto, ON.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jeff Friesen officiating. Interment followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.
Cherowka, William (Bill) Sr.
William ( Bill ) Cherowka Sr., passed away on May 23rd, 2011 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, Cranbeook, BC at the age of 87 years, after a lengthy illness.
Bill was born March 8th, 1924 at Shell Valley, Manitoba to
Eunice and Kost Cherowka, where he received his formal education. He was a self motivated individual and was self employed in the construction industry most of his working life. Bill married Anna Dyck on February 11th, 1951 at Holmfield, Manitoba raising three children. He enjoyed fishing and outdoors.
He was predeceased by brothers George, Mike, John and sister Mary.
Bill will be dearly missed by his wife Anna, son Al ( Jackie ) of Creston, daughter Sharon-Colleen ( Dave ) Kiehlbauch of Creston and daughter Lorna ( Keith ) McColm of Cranbrook; 9 grandchildren, 14.5 great grandchildren and sister Ann of Windsor, ON and numerous nieces and nephews.
The private family funeral service was held on Saturday May 28th, 2001 at 11:00 at the G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Pastor Brian Atmore officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC
Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute, may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y9M9
John (Jack) David Harringa
March 29, 1919 – April 30, 2011
John David (Jack) Harringa was born in Edmonton, Alberta on March 29, 1919 to Simon and Christina Harringa. He was a loving brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He completed high school and went onto college before enlisting in the Air force. After returning from the war he settled in Creston as the Manager of the local Creamery. He married Laurel Keirn in 1947 and they were blessed with three sons. He worked tirelessly for his family and dedicated himself to service in the community. He had a long and rewarding career with Columbia Brewery as the Brewing Supervisor.
He retired to Kootenay Lake; living in the home he built at Twin Bays. His retirement years were filled with his many interests; carpentry, gardening, reading, enjoying birds, wildlife, and the beautiful scenery.
He was active in the Shrine Club for more than sixty years, having served as President & Deputy District Grand Master. He was an avid supporter of Minor Hockey, clocking countless Rep Team miles as well as spearheading many fundraisers.
Jack was a true gentleman; he will always be remembered for his warm hospitality, kind and gentle nature, strength and determination.
Jack was predeceased by his wife Laurel (Keirn) Harringa, parents, Simon & Christina; brothers; Inty & Herman Harringa, sisters; Anne Wouters, Tena Leonard, Jen Mayan, & Reka Tenpas.
He is survived by sons; David (RaeAnn), Donald (Denise), Dan (Carolyn); grandchildren Kathryn (Ervin) Sommerfeld, Mark (Jody), Dean (Tammy), Denny, Jonathan (Connie), Contara-Jae, & Shelby Harringa. great-grandchildren, Christina & John Sommerfeld, EveLena, Patrick, Samantha, Hunter, Reid & Taylor Harringa. Sisters Eve Harringa & Nel Nelson; nieces & nephews.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Shriners Patient Transportation Society, c/o Gizeh Shriners of British Columbia & Yukon, 3350 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5G 3K9