With sadness we announce the passing of our Dad, Bill W. Negreiff on March 5 with family by his side.
Dad was born July 24, 1932 in Ootischenia to Netta and William Negreiff. He is remembered by his 5 children: Ron (Edie), Natalie (Gordon), Jean (Bryant), Susan and Theresa ; grandchildren, Jason and Andrew; sisters Polly Pesonen (Kal) and Nora Pozdnikoff, sister-in-law Irene Negreiff, as well as nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, wife Marie, brother Alec and brother-in-law George Pozdnikoff.
Dad had an outstanding work ethic and could build, fix or grow almost anything. He took pride in caring for our family home and surrounding yard, gardens and fruit trees where we all grew up. He knew all the trades, working as a plumber, carpenter, and millwright and spent the last 25+ years of his career as member of the IWA at Pope & Talbot. He strove to exemplify the values of hard work and common sense and we are grateful for his generosity and commitment to supporting us throughout his life.
We wish to extend warm thanks for all of the gestures of kindness and caring, to the staff at Poplar Ridge & Talarico Place and his wonderful caregivers throughout the past few years, the staff at Castlegar Funeral Home and the friends and relatives, community members, cooks and singers who contributed to dad’s celebration of life. Rest in Peace.