1921 – 2015
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our father, Art Nelson of Armstrong, B.C. After a year of gradually failing health, he passed away peacefully on November 21st, 2015 with family at his side.
Art was born in Stockholm, Saskatchewan on April 27th, 1921. He was the third eldest of 11 children. Within a few years of the beginning of WWII, he had enlisted in the RCAF and served at a flight training school in Manitoba. After the war, he married his wife, Hilda and they had four children together. They lived in Rossland, BC for 6 years before moving to Coquitlam, BC where Art worked as a carpenter in the building trade for most of his career.
In 1973, he moved to Armstrong with his second wife, Myrtle. They loved the area and enjoyed fishing and camping at many of the local lakes. The couple enjoyed playing in Cribbage tournaments at the local Royal Canadian Legion. He was a proud Legion member for over 66 years.
Art is survived by his son, Ron (Linda), a daughter, Darlene (Fred), a second son, Larry (Loretta), a brother, Edwin (Sigrid), seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Ruth.
There will be no funeral service at his request.
Art Nelson spent his last year at Pleasant Valley Manor in Armstrong. The family is very grateful to all the staff for their competent and caring manner. We also like to acknowledge Veteran’s Affairs for the support they gave our Dad as a WWII veteran.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866