Marvin Wood passed away peacefully at home on the morning of July 27, 2011. He was born in Trail on September 18, 1934 and moved to Fruitvale as a child and lived there until 1961.
Marvin worked for J. Balfour and Sons in Trail as an apprentice and journeyman tinsmith for 10 years. In 1960 he gained employment at Celgar Pulp Mill as a pipefitter/welder apprentice and worked there until he retired in 1994. Marvin was involved in the formation of the PPWC union at Celgar and spent many years on the Safety Committee.
In 1956 he married Lynda Notman of Trail and they lived in Fruitvale for 5 years. Together, with a son and baby daughter, the family moved to Kinnaird in 1961 where another son joined the family. In 1995 a move was made to Robson where Marvin lived until his passing.
Marvin did a lot of fishing and hunting in past years and was an avid 5 pin bowler along with his whole family.
He won many medals and trophies over the years.
He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and John Wood and brother Paul.
Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 55 years Lynda, the love of his life and his best friend; son Scott (Ashley) of Gibsons, BC; daughter Debbie (Jim) Moberg and son
Doug (Teena) both of Castlegar; brothers Lloyd (Diana) of Creston and Gerry (Linda) of White Rock; sisters Ilene (John) Bridge of Fruitvale and Donna-Jean (Tom) Konkin of Salmo; five grandsons Lachlan and Sean Frost and Wheeler, Axel and Nathan Wood as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was a very special man, a quiet man and will be missed forever.
Cremation has taken place under the care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel and there will not be any funeral service by Marvin’s request.
Donations in Marvin’s memory may be made to Canadian Cancer Society, Castlegar Unit, Box 3292, Castlegar BC V1N 3H6 or Heart & Stroke Foundation C-01, Castlegar Unit, PO Box 3023, Castlegar BC V1N 3H4.