Scotty (Blackie) Biegler

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dad, Scotty (Blackie), at Polson North Extended Care on April 7, 2017, just shy of his 90th birthday.

Dad was born in Grassy Lake, Alberta to Anton and Rosalia Biegler. He grew up on the farm with his 3 brothers and 6 sisters. At an early age he started his career as a heavy-duty equipment operator, working on many roads, dams and railroad grades throughout BC and Alberta. He was very proud to be a member of the IUOE Local 115 for over 60 years. Along the way, he acquired his nickname, Blackie.

Dad met and married our mom, Amy, in 1951. They lived on a farm off of Shaw Road and later moved into town. Dad loved to hunt and fish as much as he loved narrating his many stories.

He is survived by his wife, Amy; daughters: Connie (Darrel), Thelma, Janet (Robert); son, Gordon (Joanne); grandchildren: Alicia, Daniel, Eric, Alaina, Megan, Erin, Celene, and Gabriella; great grandchildren: Jordan, Brooklynn, Madison, and Lexington; and by sisters: Kay (Ralph) and Gladys (Rod). He was predeceased by son, Allan.

At Dad’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank Dr. Raupack and the wonderful, caring staff at Fintry Polson North.

I am the gentle autumn rain

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am the thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glint upon the snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush

I am the swift, uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight,

I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there, I do not sleep

— Anonymous

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250-542-4333. Condolences may be offered at www.pleasantvalleyfh.com


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