Eva Frances Alvirda Hine (nee Phillips) passed away with her family by her side on April 1, 2011 in the Swan Valley Lodge at Creston, BC, at the age of 91 years.
Eva was born in Hazenmore, Saskatchewan to parents Frances and Robert Phillips on October 31, 1919.
Eva married Edwin Hine on April 24, 1940 in Creston, BC
She was a member of the Trinity United Church and the Trinity Untied Church Women’s Group.
Eva was predeceased by her parents Frances and Robert Phillips; her husband Edwin Hine; grand daughter Cindy; great grand daughter Jackie; son-in-law Paul Douville; sister Reetha and brother-in-law Albert Montgomery; brother Gerald and sister-in-law Evelyn Phillips; brother Norman Phillips; sister-in-law Edith Phillips; nephew Bob Montgomery and niece Sharon Phillips.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Carol Douville and Louise (George) Rejman; Son Gary (Edna) Hine; daughters Donna Anderson and Kay (Dean) Lewis; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.
The Funeral Service was held on Saturday April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Church with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Swan Valley Lodge – Equipment Fund, Box 1880, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0. Or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Oliver, George F.
George Fulton Oliver passed away suddenly on Tuesday July 12, 2011 at the age of 86 years in the Creston Valley Hospital with family by his side.
George was born in Blairmore, AB to parents William and Anna Oliver. He attended elementary and secondary school in Blairmore, AB and attended the University of Alberta for Mortuary Science.
George grew up on the family dairy in Blairmore, AB, where he worked until 1949. George met his loving wife of 61 years Norma (nee Foster) at a local dance in Blairmore and they married in 1950. Norma and George were married in Boston, Massachusetts, but returned to settle in western Canada. George then studied mortuary science and served his apprenticeship at Cullham Funeral Home in Blairmore until moving to the Creston Valley in 1956. Norma and George took up residence in Lister, BC and founded the G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel in 1957. George served the community of Creston, BC and area for over 50 years. George was a member of the United Church of Canada, the Masonic Lodge #54, the Creston Valley Shrine Club, Rotary Club and School Board. George also served as the President of the Creston Valley Blossom festival for a year and was a strong supporter of the Kootenay First Nations Band and their local traditions. He was the recipient of the Citizen of the Year award in 1983. George was an avid fresh water and ice fisherman, a recreational curler and a fond traveler, Hawaii being his preferred vacation destination.
George was predeceased by his sisters Rose, Marion and Jean and brother Hugh.
George will be dearly missed by his wife Norma; son Robert Oliver; daughters Rhonda (Rob) Pompu, Cheryl (Dennis) Kemle; five grandchildren Kayla, Brad, Alicia, Gillian and Derek, as well as numerous family members and many friends.
The Celebration of George’s life was held on Monday July 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel Ltd. with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
Cremation to follow the service with
Entombment at the Forest Lawn Cemetery,
Erickson, BC to be held at a later date.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the charity of their choice.
Tate, Terri Ann
Terri Ann Tate passed away on July 9, 2011 in Creston, BC after a long battle with cancer.
Terri was born on October 30, 1957 in Iserlohn, Germany where her father served in the Canadian Armed Forces. She came to Canada as an infant and was raised in Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Yorkton.
Terri’s love for people lead to work as a caregiver for the handicapped and to work for Cresteramics. Terri had a very special bond with children. Her hobbies included fishing, camping, yard sales and anything to do with Christmas, her favorite time of year.
Terri was predeceased by her partner, Grant Glazier and her parents Ken and Doreen Tate. She is survived by her son Shelby, brothers Steve (Cecile) and Randy (Sandy) plus aunts, uncles, numerous nieces & nephews and many friends. Special thanks to Terri’s very special friends: Karen, Sharla, Linda, Shelley, Charles, Haley, Kena and aunt Maureen who shared Terri’s last week with her.
In keeping with Terri’s wish for people to celebrate her life more than mourn her death, a gathering for family and friends will be held Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at Creston Legion Hall from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Those wishing to remember Terri with a memorial donation may do so to
Creston, BC V0B 1G0
Leskiw, Norma Jean
Norma Jean Leskiw, age 76, passed away on July 12, 2011 in Creston after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on a farm in Moosomin, Saskatchewan on March 26, 1935. In 1958 she married Steve Leskiw in the Moosomin United Church.
Norma Jean was predeceased by a brother and sister. She is survived by her husband Steve, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family graveside service will take place in Saskatchewan at a later date.
Biccum, Arthur (Art) Norris
Arthur (Art) Norris Biccum, age 72, passed away following a lengthy illness onJuly 9, 2011 surrounded by family. Art was born in Creston, BC on May 5, 1939. He received the majority of his education in Creston but his last 2 years of senior high were spent inBonners Ferry, Idaho where he graduated in the Class of '58. Art married Pauline Pereverzoff on January 16, 1959 in Creston.
He was an avid outdoorsman and particularly enjoyed hunting and fishing. There isn't a mountain range in the valley that he didn't know. In his younger years he played manysports which included basketball, baseball and boxing. In his later years he loved to snowmobile, four-wheel, curl and golf. He also loved spending time with family and friends, boating and fishing on Kootenay Lake. Art worked for West Kootenay Power (Fortis BC) for 34 years before retiring in 1995. His strength, incredible work ethic, generosity and fun-loving nature is a legacy for his family and was appreciated by all who knew him.
Art was predeceased by his parents, Norris and Mary Biccum; brother Richard; grand-daughter Jaida Kooy and nephew Don Spalding. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Pauline; son Don; daughters Laurie (Bud) Heald, Debbie (Anthony) Kooy, Carrie (Rick) Czar; grandchildren Amanda & Riley Biccum, Ashley & Erinn Heald, Jacob Kooy, Reegan, Brayden & Jordin Czar; great-grandchildren Emalee & Ethan Greenwood and Scarlett Biccum; sisters Marlene Toland, Pat (Den) Nelligan; brothers Terry (Sandy) Biccum & Gerald Biccum; his mother-in-law Polly Pereverzoff along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, & nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 2:00 pm in the Creston Room of the Creston Community Complex. Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the C.V.Wildlife Management Area, Box 640, Creston BC, V0B 1G0 or the charity of your choice.
Roos, John Albert (Bert)
John Albert (Bert) Roos passed away July 6, 2011 in Creston, BC at the age of 87 years.
Bert was born to parents Elizabeth and Johanas Roos on February 22, 1924 in Medicine Hat, AB. After finishing his schooling in Thorsby, AB, he worked thirty years for Mobil Oil while raising his family in Buck Creek, Alberta.
He married Louise Peterson on July 2, 1982 in Edmonton, AB.
Bert enjoyed fishing, gardening and taking care of his fruit trees and also travelling in the RV. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Presbyterian Church Group and the Senior’s Club.
Bert was predeceased by his mother and father, three brothers and his grandparents.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Louise, children Debbie (Shane) Coward, Don (Juanita) Roos and Darlene (Boyd) Sawyer; five grandchildren Randy, Michelle, Justin, Kelsey and Jason; two brothers Jim and Johan; sister Isabelle and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service was held Saturday July 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gwen Brown officiating. Interment followed the service at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.
Dortman, Rose Marie
Rose Marie Dortman ( nee McGregor ) passed away in Creston, BC on August 24th, 2011 after a lengthy illness at the age 76 years. Rose was born in Creston on March 24th, 1935 to Ruth and Raymond McGregor. She received her education at PCSS in Creston as well as in Vancouver.
On July 19th, 1957 she married Randy Dortman in Crawford Bay. During the period of 1957 – 1963 she was a well-respected teacher in Riondel, BC. In 1964 she and Randy bought a ranch in Creston where they have enjoyed life for the past 47 years of their 54 years together.
She loved sports and in her younger years she particularly enjoyed softball and badminton. She won many local and rural badminton championships during her school years as well as the BC Provincial championship in 1952. During her many years on the ranch she enjoyed all animals and loved growing an enormous garden, as well as raising a family. She was an avid church-goer, quiet and kind yet deeply spiritual with a very strong faith in the Lord.
Rose was predeceased by her parents Ray and Ruth McGregor. She is survived by her husband Randy, sons Terry (Phoebe), Doug (Gail); grandchildren Eric, Matti, Tessa, Jamond and Jordan. She is also survived by her brother Percy McGregor (April). The service for Rose was held on Monday, August 29th, 2011 at the New Life Christian Church with Pastor Gordon Lawrence officiating. Interment took place in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erickson, BC.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the:
Canadian Cancer Society, 703 Murdoch Street, Creston, BC V0B 1G4
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 151 - 32500 South Fraser Way Suite 213, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4W1.