Sadly the family of Levi Elof Johannes Holmquist announces his passing at Poplar Ridge Pavilion of Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, in Trail, on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, blessed with 77 years of life.
Levi was born on December 26, 1933 in Jakobstad, Finland. He met and married Helena Viklund and had one daughter before the young family emigrated to Canada and had another daughter. Levi spent many years working at the local sawmill, now owned by Interfor. He enjoyed fishing, mining, prospecting and long drives appreciating beautiful British Columbia.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Helena, in 2006.
Left to mourn his loss are daughter Ann (Steve) Holdsworth and granddaughters Amy, Taren (Jason) with great-granddaughter Lenea, Kaylie and Marisa and daughter Maria (Paul) Gobat and grandson Ryan and many friends.
A private Graveside Service was held at Park Memorial Cemetery on Friday, July 8, 2011 followed by a reception at Inga and Jim Lamont’s home, for visiting and sharing stories.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
Donations in Levi’s memory can be made to Poplar Ridge Pavilion, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail BC V1R 4M1. Their caring and support was a blessing to the family and was greatly appreciated.