Archie Bickner

On May 17, 2011, Margaret Caldwell lost her best friend and love, Archie Raymond Bickner. Born September 3rd, 1926 in Webb, Saskatchewan, Archie served in the Korean War with the United States Army. He made his home in Summerland for many years, at Crescent Beach then in Upper Summerland. He was a daily walker into town to do errands and play a few games of Keno which he loved to do… playing the right numbers. He taught all the grandchildren how to fish and some even caught “the big one” that got away. All the kids had lots of fun and made many special memories with their grandpa Archie. The family helped guide Archie along a painful pathway when his cancer took hold of him and all stayed on this pathway until it came to an end on a sunny afternoon, with the birds chirping and singing outside his window. He was then relieved of his pain. Archie was a kind, considerate and thoughtful man and could always make others smile. We are saddened to have him move on, but he is now at peace and pain free. He leaves behind the love of his life Margaret Caldwell and daughters Aretia Morgan, Cathy (Don) Grewcutt, Janice Carver, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters and family in the U.S. He connected with each in his final days. Thank you to the Kelowna Cancer Agency, Dr. Fyles, Dr. Mohamed, Medical 4B (Kelowna), Med. South (Penticton), Moog and Friends Hospice House – all showed such great kindness and care to Archie. A celebration of Archie’s life will be held in the early summer. Memorial tributes may be made to Moog and Friends Hospice House, 1701 Government Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 8J7. Condolences may be directed to the family through Providence Funeral Homes “Summerland’s Rosedale Chapel” 250-494-7752

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