Benson, Angeline Bella
Bella BENSON passed away on September 27, 2006 at her residence in the Swan Valley Lodge at 95 years of age. Bella was born at Alexander, Manitoba on October 17, 1910 and was educated at Huntoon, Sask.
She was married to Charles Krell on April 9, 1932 at Forget, Sask. She was later married to Ernest Benson on August 16, 1974 at Weyburn, Sask.
Bella was a member of the Catholic Women’s League at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Creston. Her hobbies included crocheting and she was an avid Quilter.
She was predeceased by her first husband Charles Krell and second husband Ernest Benson, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Bella is survived by her daughter June (Cal) Beebe, son Harvey (Marleyne) Krell, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on October 2, 2006 at 11:00 am at The Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father George Thattuparampil celebrant.
Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute may do so to a charity of their choice.
Arlt, Scott Richard
Scott Richard ARLT passed away on September 22, 2006 at Creston, BC at 49 years of age. Scott received his education at Creston and was married to Rhea Legare on September 1st, 1990 in Creston.
He was a Creston Volunteer Fire Department member, Legion member, and his hobbies included hunting, fishing, photography, spending time with friends and family.
Scott was predeceased by his mother Lois Arlt in September 1999 and he is survived by his wife Rhea, his father Bill (Dorothy), his brothers Kurt (Myrna) of Calgary, Grant (Janne) of Golden, sister Margaret (John) of Williams Lake, children, Lisa, Joey, Scott Jr., Kyle, Grant and Stephen, all of Ontario. His favorite nieces and nephews, Bradley, Stephanie, Megan, Ben, Matt and Karyn.
A private family service was held Saturday, September 30, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute may do so to the Arthritic Society of BC., 2133 Elms St., Creston, BC V0B 1G5
Gilmore, J. Royal (Roy)
John Royal (Roy) Gilmore, passed away peacefully on August 27th, 2006 at the Creston Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness. Roy was born in Regina, SK on August 31st, 1919, receiving his education in Regina and following graduation from high school, attended Scott Collegiate. He and his parents, Herb and Lida Gilmore moved to Edgewater, BC in 1937 and from raw land built a farm. Roy joined the army in September 1940 and was placed in the Canadian Forestry Corp., 18th Company. He spent his army life driving transport vehicles, serving in Scotland, France, Belgium and Germany. He was discharged in September 1945. As his parents had sold the farm at Edgewater and moved to Creston, Roy returned there. He quickly got a job at the school district driving school bus and carpentry work. He had purchased fourteen acres of orchard with two acres of it through the Veterans Land Act on which the house and out buldings were situated.
He had met his future wife, Marjorie Kanester and they were married on December 5th, 1946.
In 1951, his full time work at the school district kept him busy, so he gave up the 12 acres of orchard and kept the two acres and home.
Roy and Margorie welcomed their son Wayne in September 1952. In 1960, he sold one and one-half acres and on the remaining one half acre built their new home, where they remained. His son and wife Betty now live there.
Roy and Marjorie did a lot of traveling and Rving, visiting such places as England, Scotland, France, Spain, Scandanavian countries, and several in Asia, Hawaii, Cozumel and USA.
Roy took early retirement in 1983 after thirty seven years and following bypass surgery in 1981. At retirement he had been superintendent of maintenance for the very large school district for several years. He loved his time driving school bus and his former riders remember him fondly, even if some had to walk home for misbehaving.
Roy was generous with his volunteer hours. He spent years on committees and helping his wife at the Creston & District Credit Union, which she managed for twenty-four years. He was parade marshall for the Blossom Festival for a few years, gave time to the Shrine Caravans to Spokane Shrine Hospital, gathering fruit and vegetables and served on the New Horzions Seniors Society Board of Directors until illness made it difficult.
Roy loved to golf, dance, play cards and spend time with his family and friends.
Roy will be dearly missed by his loving wife and best friend for nearly sixty years, Marjorie, son Wayne ( Betty ) Gilmore, one grandson Jason Royal Gilmore of Vancouver, BC; Betty’s children Shannon and Craig Peterson of the USA and Alberta, who gave him three step grandsons, Brison, Brandon and Kelsey.
The Memorial Service was held on Roy’s 87th birthday at the Trinity United Church, Creston, BC with Canon Randy Wood officiating. The Royal Canadian Legion Veteran Tribute took place and the Masonic and Shrine Lodges formed an honour guard.
Thank you - Special thanks to the nurses, doctors, and therapists who cared for Roy over the past months. He appreciated you all. Thanks to the Masonic and Shrine Lodges for attendance and honour guard at the service and to the Royal Canadian Legion for the moving tribute. To Lew Truscott for the eulogy. Thanks to Dennis and Bob at the G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel. Your assistance was so caring and helpful. We are lucky to have you in our valley.
Thanks to friends for the many flowers, cards, phone calls etc. Finally thanks to our loving family, sisters and spouses, brother, nieces and nephews. Your support made our loss so much easier. Crestview Village, Marjorie’s home now deserve a great credit for allowing the use of the large activity room for a family gathering. Marjorie, Wayne & Betty Gilmore.
Claude Edward Patterson passed away peacefully at the age of 87 years on May 8, 2008. Claude was born on June 21, 1920 in Lloydminster, SK and attended school in the Durness School District of Alberta.
Claude and Genevieve were married 65 years ago on March 10, 1943. Claude was never afraid of work. His occupations included: farm and ranch hand, air force serviceman, oil patch and refinery worker, and sewing machine businessman. Throughout his 87 years, music was integral. Claude’s first guitar cost him $ 14.00 with a $2.00 case, it was a gift from his sister. He learned how to play by listening to the radio and from a travelling Chautauqua group. Claude sang, played the guitar and steel guitar for country dances around Lloydminster for years. When he moved to Creston he played at the Rotacrest and Pioneer Villa. Claude was a humanitarian at heart and contributed to several peace and justice organizations.
Claude is predeceased by his mother and father, as well as two older sisters. He is survived by his loving wife Genevieve, son Terry (Brenda), daughters Georgia (Jonathan) Darbyshire and Tanna (Gene) Zackowski, grandchildren Stephanie, Jan, and Sebastian as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday May 14, 2008 at the G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating. Interment of Ashes followed at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, Box 723, Creston, BC V0B 1G0 or to Amnesty International, 312 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 1H9.
Gladys Johnson ( nee Pizzey ) passed away after a lengthy illness on May 11th, 2008 at the Creston Valley Hospital at the age of 87 years. Gladys was born on December 15, 1920 to Lilly and William Pizzey at Leigh, Lancaster Co., England and moved to Canada at the age of 3 years. She received her education at Lethbridge, Alberta and a singing teachers certificate from the Toronto Conservatory of Music at the age of 17 years. One of Gladys life long dreams was to play the piano and organ. She was employed with the Metropolitan Stores in Lethbridge and Vancouver before marrying Harry W. Johnson on December 10th, 1943. At an early age, Gladys sang at weddings, funerals, conventions and special occasions, also did square dance calling for the Wynndel Whirlaways, conducted the Presbyterian Church Choir for a number of years before becoming a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church Choir in 1989.
Gladys was employed by Sears for a number of years as a order desk assistant. She was a member of the Creston Valley Bowling Association and bowled a 399 game, a former Pythian Sister member, a member of the Creston Valley Coronation Hospital Aux., a member of the T.A.P.S. program and enjoyed knitting.
She was predeceased by her husband Harry, five sisters and two brothers. Gladys will be dearly missed by sons Ron ( Maureen ), Tom, and Dave, daughter Judy ( Tony ), grandchildren Sharlene, Tara, Shelley, Jason, Amanda and Tonya, great grandchildren Ben, Steven, Hayden and Isabella and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held on Thursday May 15th, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC. Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute may do so to the charity of the donors choice.
Charles Roger Burton (Charlie to some) passed away peacefully to be with His Lord on February 2, 2009 at the age of 88 years.
Roger has travelled the world in the Merchant Navy from ages 15 to 19; served for the British in Libia during the 2nd World War; emigrated with his family from England to Canada in 1953 and re-established in Creston (his home) in 1970. He loved his farm and the people of Creston.
Roger is survived by 2 daughters Megan (Arnie) Redekop of Czar, AB and their children Jeff (Katie) and Erin and Lynda Reeder of Kelowna, BC and her children Rod Reeder, Rachel (Shawn) Gorney and grandchildren Ashley, Colton, Dillon and Noah Lynn.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday February 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Creston Valley Hospital – Equipment Fund, Bag 3000, Creston, BC V0B 1G0.
It is with great sorrow and very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lorna Mary Selden, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister. Lorna passed away on January 28, 2009 at the age of 58 years. Lorna was born on December 8, 1950 in Revelstoke, BC to parents Fanny and Emil Rauchert.
Lorna was a kind, loving, compassionate gentle soul, who lived and loved life to the fullest. Gone now are the days we used to share, but in our hearts you will always be there. We will miss you more than anyone knows, and the memories will never be forgotten. Lorna loved cooking, baking, reading, gardening and embroidery, but most of all she loved her family and friends. Her proudest day was when she held her 5 month old granddaughter Elizabeth for the first time. Extremely proud grandma! Never a day passed that she didn’t have a smile on her face, and was always ready with a loving embrace.
Lorna was predeceased by her father Emil Rauchert, her first husband Bob Curry, son Billy Curry and 3 brothers. She is survived by her loving husband of 24 years Lorne Selden of Creston, BC, son Wes (Stacey) Curry of Castlegar, BC, granddaughter Elizabeth Curry of Castlegar, BC, mother Fanny Rauchert of Creston, BC, brother Larry (Elke) Rauchert of Surrey, BC, sisters Rose (Burt) Olson of Peace River, AB and Sandra Rauchert of Creston, BC, nieces Lori Martineau of Creston, BC and Natasha Rauchert of Surrey, BC, nephews Jason (Nancy) Olson of Grande Prairie, AB, Larry-John Isaac of Creston, BC and Clarence Selden of Cranbrook, BC as well as many close friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday February 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 307, Creston, BC V0B 1G0 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.
Forever will be loved & never forgotten
We love you deeply Lorna!!