Torleif WALHOVD

Walhovd, Torleif Haldor “Leif” currently of Angus Place, Summerland passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the age of 92. He will be dearly missed by his; son Bryan (Pattie) of Vancouver; daughter, Brenda (Bob ) Mack of Summerland and four grandchildren; Alexis, Scott, Andrew and Duncan. Leif was sadly predeceased by Claire, his loving wife of over 50 happy years. Born in 1915 on a prairie homestead near Veteran, Alberta, Leif grew up working on the family farm, later attending normal school and teaching in the nearby one-room Nose Hills schoolhouse. He served with the airforce and, through the ROTP, attended dental school at the U of A in Edmonton. He met and married Claire Allan in 1945 and moved to Creston, British Columbia where they raised their family and he practiced Dentistry for 42 years. Leif served as an alderman for 8 years, was a founding member of the Creston Valley Golf Course and began his 60 years of dedicated service with the Lions Club. Leif and Claire loved the outdoors, fi shing on Kootenay Lake, summering at the cabin with the family and friends and working in their large garden. They retired to Peachland in 1987, readily becoming involved with church activities, golfi ng, new acquaintances, and being the best of Grandparents. With Leif’s move to Angus PLace, Summerland in 2005, he found great happiness in singing with the Agus Choir, and enjoying life with his many new friends. Leif lived his life as a caring, thoughtful gentleman and was much loved by all. A celebration of Leif’s life will be held Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 9311 Prairie Valley Road, Summerland with Reverend Daniel Croft offi ciating. Reception to follow at the Angus Place, 9302 Angus Street at 3:00 pm. In lieu of fl owers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Providence Funeral Homes.


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