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Paul Edward Feuz | April 28, 1925 - July 16, 2020

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Lillian Alice Johnson | April 14, 1940 - July 21, 2020

The family regrets to announce the passing of Lil Johnson in Golden, BC on Tuesday July 21, 2020. Lil was born in Invermere BC on April 14, 1940 to Otto and Jean Malberg of Brisco, BC. She grew up at the family home in Brisco with her three brothers and sister. In 1958 Lil married the love of her life Delbert Johnson. They lived in Edgewater and started their family in 1961 when Donna was born and then Darrell. In 1964 the family packed up and moved to Golden, BC. In 1967 another daughter Sherry, was born making the family complete. Five years later in 1972, they moved to their forever home in Nicholson. Lil was passionate about her beautiful yard and impressive garden. Lil loved to bake as much as the family loved to eat it. Some favourites were her bread, buns and gumdrop cookies. Lil was predeceased by her brother Kenny, father Otto, Mother Jean, her husband Delbert and her brother Gunnar. Lil is survived by her children Donna (Mark Lawrence), Darrell (Wanda), Sherry (Rene Gottler) Grandchildren Traci (Rob), Craig, Jordan (Alysha), Dallas (Andy), Larisa and Zara, and five Great Grandchildren. Lil is also survived by her sister Eva, brother Nils (Lois) and sister in law Shirley and many nieces, nephews and friends. We will all miss her dearly. The family would like to thank Dr. Chiles and all the wonderful staff at The Golden and District Hospital for their compassionate care of Lil in her final days. Due to the present circumstances, there was a small graveside service held for family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends of Golden and District Hospital 13 - 24 Ave N Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H9
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Fred Franson | April 23, 1927 - July 27, 2020

Fred Franson, 93, passed away on July 27rd, 2020 in Calgary Alberta. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Betty Franson, his four children, Rick, Chuck, Deborra, and Bonnie, eleven Grandchildren, and eleven Great Grandchildren. Fred was born in Invermere, B.C. on April 23rd, 1927. He lived in Nicholson with his parents, Eric and Fanny Franson, two sisters and two brothers until marrying Betty and then moved into the town of Golden in 1958. Fred spent many years driving the Royalite and Gulf fuel delivery truck to residents in the town of Golden and surrounding areas, and to various logging camps and farms throughout the Columbia Valley. Fred served in the Golden Voluntary Fire Department for 12 years. Fred loved fishing and hunting and on many days you could find him on a local lake or back country road fulfilling his love of the outdoors. Fred will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and Papa.
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Harold Pederson | January 18, 1934 - July 09, 2020

Harold Ameel Pederson died at Golden and District Hospital on July 9th, 2020 at the age of 86 years. There will be no formal service at this time. Harold was born at home on January 18, 1934 in Springhill, Nova Scotia to George and Pearl Pederson. He was a man of his word and if wealth was measured by the love of his family, he was a very wealthy man. Harold and Helen always had an open-door policy for their children’s friends; like their own seven kids were not enough. Many of his children’s friends were also part of Harold’s extended family. Harold was predeceased by his parents George and Pearl Pederson, son Richard Miles Pederson and grandchildren; Cheryl Breton and Michael Suhan. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Helen Pederson; children: Joy (Dennis) Dick of Kamloops, Lee (Dawn) Pederson of Radium, Pam (Bernie) Sander of Golden, Stephen (Imelda) Pederson of Radium, Karen (Steve) Rowland of Golden, and Lawrence (Lisa) Pederson of Golden; brother Carson Pederson of Trenton, Ontario; grandchildren: Shane Breton, Jason Huzina, Harold Lee Pederson, Bryanna Daugherty, Michael Sloan, Daniel Sander, Nicole Libich, Stephanie Rowland, Chastity Smith, Jennifer Stonehouse, Karli Horeczy, Kyle Horeczy, Cristal Pederson, Helen Pederson, George Pederson, Miles Pederson and Derek Suhan and well as numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.
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Linda May Dodich | April 11, 1951 - July 14, 2020

Linda May Vandale/Dodich, age 69, passed away peacefully July 14, 2020. Linda is survived by her husband Fred & 5 of 8 siblings; her children Son Darryl, wife Bernadette & grandson James, wife Shelby; Grandchildren Steven & Katie, Great grandchildren Hunter & Alyssa; Daughter Shelley, husband Chris & grandson Christopher. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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Karl Krezdorn | October 16, 1937 - June 19, 2020

Karl Otto Krezdorn passed away peacefully at Golden and District Hospital on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the age of 82 years. Karl was born in Sigmaringen, Germany on October 16, 1937 to Otto and Wilhelmine Krezdorn. Working in the lumber business gave him the opportunity to travel the world. Karl moved to Canada in 1981 and Jutta followed in 1982. They were married in 100 Mile House and settled into Canadian life. In 1982 Karl became a Canadian Citizen. Karl was offered a job working for a veneer making company and he and Jutta moved to Parson in 1997. Soon after Karl and Jutta developed the Rocky Mountain Honey Farm. They continued to sell their honey at farmer’s markets in Invermere until 2013 and Golden until 2017. Karl was predeceased by his parents Otto and Wilhelmine Krezdorn. He is survived by his wife Jutta Krezdorn of Parson, B.C., son Bengt Krezdorn and family of Germany, daughters; Charline, Sandra and Leticia of Calgary, Alberta, stepson; Uwe (Melanie) Klikar, sisters; Hannelore Schleu and family of Florida and Jutta Michelsen and family of Germany and brothers; Eberhard Krezdorn and family of Germany and Rolf Krezdorn and family of Scotland.
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Wendy Pecora | April 27, 1941 - June 06, 2020

Wendy Pecora, a well-loved and active member of the community, passed away suddenly on June 6, 2020. She came to Golden 60 years ago from Salmon Arm, to start a teaching career in Parson and then continuing in Golden. After starting a family and becoming a full-time mother, she opened The Hobby House, which she operated for nearly 20 years, and where she also taught ceramics. Wendy was an active community volunteer. Along with many other activities, she participated in and organized events for the Sacred Heart Parish, including teaching catechism; she played the trombone in the Purcell Mountain Orchestra; and was a long serving board member of the Golden Family Centre. She was a long-time member of the Golden Lions Club, holding a variety of executive roles, and organizing numerous Club activities. She received several awards, including the prestigious Melvin Jones Lions International Award recognizing her service to the Lions and her community. Wendy was very skilled and creative enjoying many crafts, always trying different artistic endeavours, and after attempting to teach her children, realized great joy in the success she found with teaching her grandchildren. She was a whiz at Sudoku, and also loved gardening, crocheting, knitting, sewing and baking with her grandchildren. Wendy is survived by her husband Orlando of 58 years. Her children; Talea (Scottie), Michael (Linda), and Thyra (Kristof); her grandchildren; Sierra, Vincent, Clare and Adam. She is also survived by her siblings Jane (Eric), Dick (Brenda), Ed (Lois), Ron (Sue), and many nieces and nephews. Wendy was predeceased by her parents William and Ursula Hunter. She was kind, generous, and selfless, never wanting to be the centre of attention so it is fitting that she was remembered at a private service, held at Sacred Heart Parish on Friday, June 12, 2020, followed by a Christian burial, officiated by Father Joseph Kizhakethottathil, MST. But we will gather for a celebration of her life at a later date. The family appreciate all the support we have received. Donations to the Golden Lions Club can be made in Wendy’s memory at the Golden CIBC.
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Florence Muir | October 19, 1926 - June 03, 2020

Florence Muir passed away in Durand Manor, Golden B.C. on June 3, 2020 at the age of 93 years. There will be no formal funeral service at her own request. Florence was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on October 19, 1926 to Erma and Nick Martin. In 1966 Florence and her young family moved from Hendon, Saskatchewan to Golden, B.C. She worked for a time at Nicholson Store and later volunteered at the secondhand store. Florence was active in the Golden Seniors Center and enjoyed bowling, bingo, crocheting and knitting. Florence was predeceased by her parents Erma and Nick Martin, her brother Wilfred Martin, and her son Thomas Muir. She is survived by her daughter Brenda Muir of Golden, sister Irene Nygren of Kelowna and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Jeanette Elliott | June 04, 1936 - May 16, 2020

Jeanette (Jan) Elliott, 83, passed away peacefully in Golden, B.C., with her daughter Elaine by her side. Jan was the youngest of nine children born to Karl and Molly Steinhauer. She was predeceased by her six sisters; Pauline, Matilda, Martha, Esther, Edna, and Rita and two brothers; Edward and Henry. Jan married the love of her life Ralph (Duke) Elliott in Edmonton in 1958. They welcomed their three daughters, then moved to Golden in 1968 where their son was later born. Jan was predeceased by her husband Duke. She is survived by her four children: Karen (Rod), Elaine, Christine (James), and Douglas (Leona). Jan will also be missed dearly by 11 grandchildren; Jeanette, Jacqueline (Wes), Katherine (Will), Collin, Travis, Ainsley (Carson), Frank, Jenna (Brandon), Amy, Melissa (Mitchell), and Kylie (Zach) and eight great grandchildren; Terrence (Rachel), Tristan, Sylas, Lucas, Tia, Sofia, Eli and Piper. Jan was a dedicated Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who was the happiest when surrounded by her family. Our family will always be stronger because of Mom’s loving ways. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to Durand Manor in Jan’s memory at https://www.ekfh.ca/ or by cheque made out to East Kootenay Foundation for Health, directed to Durand Manor Fund, 13 24th Ave N., Cranbrook, B.C., V2C 3H9.
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Roy Phillip Bechthold | October 21, 1941 - May 19, 2020

Roy Bechthold, a lifelong resident of Golden, B.C., passed away peacefully on May 19th at his home due to heart failure. Roy was in his 78th year. When Roy was born his parents, Richard (Dick) Bechthold and Gerda Hedberg were homesteaders in the Moberly area. Roy’s grandparents, Nels and Edla Hedberg were among the first homesteaders in Moberly settling in the area in 1913. Roy was the only child of Dick and Gerda. Roy spent his early childhood years in Moberly and his fondness of the mountains and the pioneer lifestyle was a lifelong passion. When Roy was about 12 yrs old the family moved into town so he would be close to school. Roy married Bernice Shewaga from Revelstoke in 1961 and the young couple settled in Nicholson, a few miles south of Golden. Roy and Bernice had three sons, Rick, Robin and Jason. For most of his career of 30 years, Roy was an equipment operator for the highways department. Over his lifetime Roy had varied hobbies and interests, including trapping, fishing, berry picking, shooting muzzle loader rifles, knife making, dark room photography, wedding and nature photography, woodworking, ridding quads and computer publishing. Roy was self-taught and he seemed to master most endeavours he embraced. Roy was a history buff, and he was most fond of western Canadian, local and family histories. For a short time he worked for the Golden Museum when the museum was starting up. Roy also enjoyed the poetry of Robert Service and he mastered the reciting of some of Service’s most famous works. Roy leaves behind his wife Bernice of 59 years, his sons Rick (Ina), Robin, Jason (Bonnie), grandsons Rem (Tania), Ron (Mai), Kent, Dustin, granddaughter Sammi (Matt) and four great-grandsons. A private family funeral service was held at the Hindman Bower Funeral Home in Golden, BC on Saturday, May 23, 2020. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Golden Museum in memory of Roy.
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