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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Creston - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 24

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Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016, at 9:37 p.m.

Banman, Janet Lorraine

Janet Lorraine Banman, resident of Kingsgate, passed away from complications of ovarian cancer after two and a half years of enduring countless failed treatments on September 13, 2012 in the Creston Valley at the age of 56 years,

Janet was born to parent Lily and Arthur Sauder on December 15, 1955 in Swift Current SK. She was raised on a farm near Swift Current SK. Janet went on to own and operate the Lucky Lake Hotel, before moving with her young family to the property in Kingsgate, BC. Operating a number of businesses over the years, she became an invaluable employee with Canada Customs where she worked for the last seventeen years.

Janet was married to Shane Brown on July 16, 2011

Janet was a devoted mother, a loving wife, and an amazing woman, always there for her friends and family. Animals were a beloved part of the family, whether walking in the woods gathering wild herbs or in the garden, her dog and the cats were always at her side. Her compassionate heart and love for nature lead her to herbalism, where she helped many people overcome their health problems. Janet's gentle and calm spirit left a lasting impression on many people and her genuine kindness will be remembered and missed by all.

Janet was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Lily Sauder.

She will be dearly missed by her husband Shane Brown, daughter Brandy Banman (Steve Dube), sister Sheila Grainger (Jeff), nephews; Chris Grainger (Ang) and Nick Grainger (Krista Wilson)

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday September 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Yahk Community Hall with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.

Any friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Creston Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS) – 2805 Lower Wynndel Rd, Creston, BC, V0B 1G8 or to The Greenheart Herbal Society – c/o College of The Rockies Box 1978, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0

Penner, Shirley

Shirley Avis Penner (nee Meyer) passed away on September 12, 2012 in Creston, BC, at the age of 86 years.

Shirley was born to parents Pearl and Lawrence Meyer on August 27, 1926 in Didsbury, AB. She received her elementary education in Didsbury, AB and then continued on to obtain her teaching certificate in 1947; she taught in Alberta for a number of years.

Shirley married Henry Penner in 1949 in Didsbury, AB and in 1968 they moved to Grimshaw, AB and then finally settled in Creston, BC in 1974.

Shirley was predeceased by her parents Pearl (1945) and Lawrence Meyer (1957); sisters Helen (infant) (1916), Elsie Fay Anderson (2002) and brother Gordon Meyer (2010).

She will be dearly missed by her loving husband Henry Penner; brothers Glen and Neville Meyer, children Denise (Jerry) Pennock of Calgary, AB, Lisa Sharp of Camrose, AB, Laurel (Gordon) Leversage of Delta, BC, Murray (Beth) Penner of Delta, BC, Randel (Elizabeth) Penner of Creston, BC, Treena (Mike) Chappell of Creston, BC; seventeen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service was held Friday September 14, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Joshua Tschetter and Monty Wood officiating. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Cemetry, Erickson, BC.

Dickie, Gavin Iain

Gavin Iain Dickie passed away peacefully on September 8, 2012 in the Creston Valley at the age of 64 years.

Gavin never married, he had family and friends who cared about him. He came with his mother and father to Canada from England in 1953.

They settled in Saskatoon, returning to England in 1966 where Gavin remained for a number of years before joining his parents who moved to Nanaimo. Creston was their new home in 1964 but Gavin spent a few years in Riverview Hospital on the coast before moving to Cranbrook where he lived for 19 years. Creston has been his home since 2004.

Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, Gavin’s life by any standard had its ups and downs and challenges. He was a survivor however and made life work for himself, remaining as independent as possible. He took life as it presented itself . Many people enjoyed him. He was generous, intelligent, honest, had a memory for just about everything he’d learned or experienced, he loved to discuss issues and philosophy. He knew his own mind and was honest in what he could and could not handle.

He has longtime friends especially Dave Uchida who will miss him and Gavin remembered everyone he met . Since moving to Creston he was known from Chatka Restaurant to Tim Horton’s, to Renee’s Diner and the Hebrew Café, riding or pushing his bike, walking or accepting offered rides. Church visitors were welcomed by him, and he was grateful for the kindnesses of the Lutheran Church ladies and the folks at New Life Church. He offered his house for people in need, he gave money and cigarettes to others, he loved coffee, music, walking, biking, newspapers and drives in the car. For those in the downtown area he was a familiar sight at almost anytime of the night or day, sitting, walking, smoking or drinking coffee. For his caregivers, he was alternately frustrating, funny, surprising, kind, compassionate, fascinating and a friend.

His cousin Mary says of him, ' His indomitable spirit overcame his significant difficulties, he triumphed over great adversity with gentleness, strength, courage and much kindness and care for others'

He is Predeceased by his mother, Irene Dickie and his father Ian Dickie. He is survived by his cousins in England, Mary Flather and her siblings Vicky and Stephen and cousins Helen and Ruth.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place at Break In Time Café on Canyon St in Creston on Saturday September 22, 2012 from 2 - 6 pm.

Memorial Contributions may be made to :
Creston and District Community Resource Centre Society Building Fund on behalf of Gavin Dickie
Box 187 Creston BC V0B 1G0
Charitable Receipts can be issued.

Lambert, Helen

Helena ( Helen ) Lambert passed away unexpectedly from premature organ failure in the Cranbrook Regional Hospital on September 3, 2012 at the age of 76 years.

Helen was the first of twelve children born to parents Aganetha and Peter Wiebe on December 5, 1935 near Swift Current, SK. She received her education in Wymark, SK.

Helen married Leo T. Lambert on November 11, 1967 in Westlock, AB. Shortly after they were married the couple moved and made Creston, BC their home.

Helen enjoyed numerous crafts such as quilting, crocheting and tending to her flowers.

Helen was predeceased by her parents Aganetha and Peter Wiebe; husband Leo Lambert; grandson Marc Lambert; brother Cornie and sisters Betty and Anne.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son Ernie ( Halina ); granddaughter Robyn; great granddaughters Kayla and Scout; sisters Mary, Agnes, Agatha and Tina; brothers Peter, Abe, Henry and Willie, many nieces, nephews and others from this large extended family as well as many good friends and neighbours.

A Memorial Service was held Wednesday September 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Canon Randy Wood officiating.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the BC Children’s Hospital – 4480 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4.


Born in Hegnau, Zurich, Switzerland
September 1932

Passed away in Vancouver, BC, Canada
October 2012

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in Edith’s name may do so to the Canadian Diabetes Association
360 – 1385 West- 8th Ave,
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V9


Passed Away October 8th, 2012
Age 75 years Residence Erickson

Funeral Services: Holy Cross Catholic Church
Father Tom Kakkaniyil celebrant
Prayers: Sunday October 14th, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Funeral Mass: Monday October 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC

Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute in Oscar’s name, in lieu of flowers, may do so to the
Creston Valley Gleaners Too
PO Box 219,
Creston, BC V0B 1G0


Passed Away September 30th, 2012
Age 93 years Residence Creston

Celebration of Life Service
Friday October 5th, 2012
At 11:00 am
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating


Private Family Interment of Ashes
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC

Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute in Marion’s name, in lieu of flowers,
may do so to
2805 Lower Wynndel Rd.
Creston, BC V0B 1G8

Domke, Ted

Ted Domke a resident of Creston, BC passed away on October 23rd, 2012 at the age of 84 years at the Creston Valley Hospital. Ted was born to Wilhemina and Adolf Domke on November 25, 1927 at Slocan City, BC, where he received his primary education.

Ted married Margarete Buge in Nelson, BC on December 10th, 1955. He was a member of the Creston Valley Rod & Gun Club, enjoying many hours of fishing and hunting in the valley.

Ted is survived by his wife Margarete, brother Eric Domke and numerous family members.

Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service to be held at a later date.

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

Wachter, Louie

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Louie was born on his parents' homestead near Macklin, Saskatchewan. Louie’s younger years were hard; growing up fast - at age 9 losing his father, then the loss of his mother six years later. Louie as a young child worked the farm, enduring the Dirty Thirties.

In his twenties, Louie moved to BC, where he met and married Greta, his beloved wife of almost 61 years.

Louie was employed in the mining industry for 33 years; working at the HB Mine in Salmo, the Blue Bell Mine in Riondel (where they raised their four children) and the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley.

After retiring from the Sullivan Mine in Kimberely in 1981, Louie and Greta moved to Creston and lived a very active life, fi shing, camping, dancing, gardening and most of all travelling. Louie always enjoyed visits with friends and family

Louie was predeceased by his beloved wife Greta; his daughter Dorothy Dilling and his son-in-law Bruce Anderson.

Louie is survived by his two daughters, Margaret Corner (Roger), Cranbrook, Joan Anderson, Creston, and one son Raymond Wachter (Peggy), Elkford.

Louie is survived also by his grandchildren, Bryce Corner, Cranbrook; Tracey Corner, Port Alberni; Scott Corner (Lisa), Cranbrook; Christine Anderson (Erik), Kamloops; Valerie Nielsen (Yari), Sooke; Sarah Serl (Kevin), Calgary; Dana Greene (Shawn), St Peter’s NS; Kim Ingham (Jay), Cranbrook; Shane Dilling (Stephanie), Kamloops; Laura Nelson (Brian), Cranbrook; and Arron Wachter, Elkford.

Louie is also lovingly remembered by his fourteen great-grandchildren.

Family and friends were most important in Louie’s life and he thoroughly enjoyed sharing his home.

At Louie’s request there will be no Service.

The family will scatter his ashes alongside Greta’s at a later date.

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