Art was predeceased by his wife Peggy, his wife of 62 years, his parents and siblings. He will be missed by his four daughters, Cindy (Gary) Nikolai, Denise (George) Rozanski, Shelley (Greg) Radway and Carol-Lynn (John) Fair, 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Art was born in Carrot River, SK, and came to B.C. in his late teens. Art met and married Peggy in Prince George, B.C. Aug 18th 1951. Art’s work as a heavy-duty mechanic took them around the province of B.C. as Art followed work on large construction projects.
The Salmo/Creston cut off project brought them to the Kooteneys in 1958. They first lived in Salmo and then moved to Nelson in 1963 where they resided until Peggy’s work brought them to Castlegar in 1989. They enjoyed living in Castlegar until 2013 when they moved to Calgary, AB to be near their two youngest daughters.
Art had a love of golf, and spent much of his retirement on the Castlegar golf course. He also enjoyed skiing, swimming and bicycling, and kept active his entire 85 years.
A Memorial Service for Art will take place Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 @ 2:00pm at First Alliance Church 12345 – 40 St SE, Calgary AB in the Harvest Rooms
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.