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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Creston - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 19

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Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016, at 9:34 p.m.


Passed Away April 4th, 2012
Age 78 Years - Residence Creston

Memorial Funeral Service
Wednesday April 11th, 2012
At 11:00 am
G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel
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

Carston, Lorne

Lorne Carston passed away peacefully on April 4, 2012 after a short illness in Creston, BC at the age of 78 years.

Lorne was born on January 10, 1934 to parents Edna and Fred Carston in Druid, SK.

Lorne spent three years in the air force at Cold Lake, AB and then he fired on steam engines in Cranbrook, BC. He came to Creston, BC in 1956 to work for BC Tel and retired after 37 years. Here Lorne met and married the love of his life, Helen Boffey on July 21, 1962.

Lorne was a member of the Creston Curling Club, the Rod and Gun Club and President of the Golf Club. He loved almost anything outdoors including: fishing, hunting, skiing, camping, cutting wood, biking, hiking and long walks with his wife. Some of his favourite pastimes were wood working, intarsia, making toys for his grandchildren and bread making.

Lorne was predeceased by his parents Edna and Fred Carston along with his brothers Carl and Bill.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of nearly 50 years, Helen; son Kirk (Lori); daughter Heather (Luis); grandchildren Ally, Danelle, Dallas, Ben and Sanni; sister Dot Creighton of Penticton, BC; brother Pat of Vancouver, BC and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Funeral Service was held on Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 11:00 am in the G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in Lorne’s name may do so to the Swan Valley Lodge – Equipment Fund – Box 1880, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0.

We would like to thank Dr. LeRoux, the Creston Valley Hospital and Swan Valley Lodge for their care and compassion. Also, a big thank you to staff of G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel and Pastor Harry Haberstock for the kindness during this difficult time.


Passed Away April 5TH, 2012
Age 73 Years - Residence Erickson

Memorial Funeral Service
Friday April 13th, 2012
At 11:30 am
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Father Tom Kakkaniyil celebrant


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


Passed Away April 11, 2012
Age 88 Years - Residence Creston

Celebration of Life Service
to be held at a later date


Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the
BC Cancer Foundation
601 West 10thAve Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3


Passed Away April 14TH,2012
Age 90 Years - Residence - Creston

Funeral Services
Holy Cross Catholic Church
Father Tom Kakkaniyil celebrant
Tuesday April 17th,2012
at 6:15 pm
Funeral Mass
Wednesday April 18th,2012
at 11:00 am

Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the
Creston Public Library
531 -16th Ave. South,
Creston, BC V0B 1G5


Passed Away April 2, 2012
Age 56 Years - Residence Creston


Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to
PAWS – 2805 Lower Wynndel Rd,
Creston, BC, V0B 1G8
Or to the
Foothills Hospital - 1403 29 St NW,
Calgary, AB T2N 2T9

Hendrickson, James Richard

Passed Away April 16th, 2012
Age 65 Years - Residence Creston


Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the
Creston Valley Hospital – Equipment Fund
Bag 3000, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0

Acton, Raymond Alexander

Ray passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years on April 21, 2012. He will be greated missed by his loving wife Margaret and her family, son Reg (Fern), grandsons, Damon, Nathan & Travis, son, Lyle (Marie), grandsons, Derek & Todd (Laura) as well as his daughter-in-law Linda, grandson Raymond (Cindy), grand daughters Erin (Jason), Laurel (Dan) & Robin (Brian). At the time of his passing he had eight great grandchildren with the ninth born on April 24rd.

Ray was pre-deceased by his wife Alethea and son Ron. He is survived by his sisters Lois Sword of Unity, Saskatchewan & Shirley Howie of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and brother Jack (Maureen) of Coquitlam and their families.

Ray was born May 15, 1922 on a homestead near Lancer, Saskatchewan. He graduated from high school in Unity, Saskatchewan and like many young men during the war years he enlisted in the navy in 1942. Ray spent his time at sea on the H.M.C.S. Restigouche as a telegrapher until his discharge in 1945. After the war he returned home and took a machinist course in Saskatoon and it was there he met his future bride Alethea Mann. In 1947 Ray went west to Vancouver and started his career as a sheet metal worker. For a number of years he was a foreman with Nelson Blowers working on the blower systems for the many sawmills on the lower mainland and the interior of BC.

Ray and Alethea were married in 1948 and raised their three sons in Vancouver and then Cloverdale. In 1966 they decided to leave their home at the coast and moved to Sirdar where they purchased and then operated the Tourist Hotel until 1977. During the hotel years Ray also had Acton's Septic Tank Pumping and was a regular with his 'honey wagon' up and down the lake road as well as all over the valley.

After Ray and Al sold the hotel another business venture was the Creston Valley Laundramat. After Alethea passed away he sold this business and then truly retired.

Ray, Alethea and the boys were always very close to Al's sister Florence and husband Norm Beddoes and their children, Beverly, Eileen, Diane and Ross. The two families spent many happy times together, camping and fishing and of course followed up with family dinners! An enduring friendship cherished through the years.

Ray met Margaret Dodman and they were married in July 1998. After meeting Margaret, Ray sold his home at Sirdar on Duck Lake and moved to Creston to begin his town life. Ray always improved every house he lived in with many renovations and additions over the years and his home in Creston was no exception. A trait he passed on to his three boys.

Margaret was the Greyhound Agent in Creston and soon put Ray to work delivering freight all over town. Anyone he didn't know before he sure knew then!

Ray and Margaret spent many enjoyable years with his family and her eight children, grand children and great grandchildren dropping in at anytime to keep their days 'interesting'.

Ray was a lifelong Legion member and spent many a Friday night playing darts and drinking a beer or two with his Legion pals. If at all possible Ray and Margaret were sure not to miss any breakfast or dinner at the Legion!

He had a life well lived and we have many fond memories of him we will cherish in our own way and hope those that know him will do the same.

The family would like to thank the staff from the Swan Valley Lodge for the wonderful care he received during the last part of his life.

As an expression of sympathy donations can be made to a charity of one's choice.

A celebration of his life was held at the Creston Royal Canadian Legion Br# 29 on Saturday April 28th, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Canon Randy Wood officiating. Cremation has taken place and the interment of ashes will take place at a later date in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC

James Richard Hendrickson

James passed away on April 16, 2012 after losing a battle with cancer.

He was born in Walla Walla, Washington to Richard D. and Hilda Hendrickson (Olsen) on December 4, 1946.After his mother’s death in 1953 his father re-married to Anna Marie Eisinger (Christenson) and they moved to Creston, BC in 1954. Anna lovingly cared for and raised James as her own.

James graduated from Creston High School in 1966. He farmed with his father and then worked as a bookkeeper for Paula and Bruce Avery at 4A Sheet Metal for 15 years. He attended the Jehovah Witness church and was selflessly helped by the members and also his many friends and neighbours during his illness.

At his request, no service will be held.

In loving memory of James donations can be made to
Creston Valley Hospital
Bag 3000
Creston, BC V0B 1G0

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