Paul Edwin Ingersoll
Passed away on September 18, 2007 at his home in Sicamous. In his 92nd year he was a resident of Sicamous for many years. Born in Menahga, Minnesota in 1916 and orphaned at the age of 2 years after his mother died in the flu epidemic, following the death of his father 6 months earlier in a bicycle accident, he was raised by his grandmother. He finished high school and moved to Columbus, Ohio were he worked and graduated from the
Columbus School of Naprapathy in 1937 during the tough times of the Depression. He then moved to San Francisco were he graduated from the Standard Chiropractic College in 1941. After marrying a Canadian born patient, Myrtle Wright, he moved along with Myrtle’s daughter to Quincy, California in 1945, where his two sons were born. After a summer adventure through the wilds of British Columbia in 1953 in search of land to start a farm he moved to McCall Idaho where he practiced as a Doctor of Chiropractic for 2 years. He studied and graduated from the Sierra States University College of Naturopathy in Los Angeles in 1955. In 1956 the family moved to British Columbia, settling in Vernon. He became a Registered Physiotherapist the same year and practiced in Vernon until 1964 when the family moved to the Salmon Arm area, residing at Eagle Bay for a time. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed taking the family to different lakes and areas of the province during this time. Following this he moved to the Vancouver area for a number of years before returning to the North Okanagan. He lived by himself at his home on the Salmon River Valley Road for many years before finally settling in Sicamous until his death. For the last 33 years of his life he drove to Yuma, Arizona each winter. He is survived by his son Bob Ingersoll of Vernon and his son Bill Ingersoll of Belfast, Maine as well as his step daughter Dianne McClendon of North Vancouver. He will be remembered by his friends and acquaintances for his dream to tackle another always bigger project. His third houseboat was never completed.