Sadly the family of Holgar Wagner Christiansen, of Castlegar, wishes to announce his unexpected passing at his home in Castlewood Village on Monday, March 23, 2015 blessed with 85 years of life.
Holgar was born in Innisfail, Alberta on January 19, 1930 to parents Matlida and Knud Christiansen. His younger years were spent on the family farm near Dickson and Spruce View, Alberta. Claiming he was 18, when he was 16, he operated a bulldozer for Scott and Plomus. He also cleared brush and did oilfield work and was able to buy a home in Calgary.
On January 24, 1959, he married the love of his life, Edith Greenwald and they raised two sons. Holgar was successful in Real Estate for 30 plus years, bought some acreage in Silver Springs and did some development and building.
In his later years he loved camping, dirt biking, playing cards (especially crib), joking around, having fun and visiting for coffee. Edith and Holgar were involved in many clubs and organizations, they travelled to many places around the world and spent many winters in and around Arizona. About a year and a half ago they decided to move to Castlegar to be close to their sons and settled in Castlewood Village with new friends. Here they were able to explore some of the Kootenays this past summer.
Left to mourn his loss is loving wife of 56 years Edith, sons Richard and Greg and granddaughter Mischa Christiansen and partner Steve Mercer.
He usually said “Adios Amigos” (Goodbye Friends).
Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Rockyview Cemetery in Calgary on June 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM.