Gordon “Fuzzy” Grieve

It is with sadness that the family of Fuzzy Grieve have to announce his passing on Feb. 14, 2015.

Fuzzy was born March 13, 1924 to May and Will Grieve in Trail. Gordon, as his mother always called him, was a preemie and it wasn’t a sure thing that he would live. But live he did and what a life.

He became a most loved son to Will and May, brother to Elliot, Jean, Cliff and Beth, husband to Dorothy, father to Janice and Christine, grandfather to David and friend to most everyone he met.

Fuzzy joined the war effort in 1944 and was a member of the Canadian air force stationed in Moose Jaw. After his time in the service he came home and married the prettiest girl there was, Dorothy Leckett in 1947. They stayed in Fruitvale and Fuzzy started his working life at Cominco and they had their two girls.

In 1950 Dorothy and Fuzzy bought what was the Fruitvale Feed and Seed store which very quickly became known as “Fuzzy’s” and became pre-eminent store keepers of hardware, feed and beautiful things. Needless to say the beautiful thing part belonged to Dorothy. Fuzzy was much more adept at feed, hardware and fishing lures. Stories are still told of Fuzzy standing outside the Fruitvale Feed and Seed leaning on his broom collecting the news and daily happenings in Fruitvale. The Times had nothing on Fuzzy. His memory of Fruitvale, its residents and daily happenings was prodigious.

In 1988 Fuzzy and Dorothy retired from their life’s work and turned to more important activities, like golf and curling. Fuzzy was a founding member of Champion Lake Golf course and spent many happy hours there with his gang of friends complaining about how bad the game was.

Fuzzy kept up golfing and curling until he could just no longer find the energy to do it and at that point he retired to his chair to coach and hurl advice at the TV. He was one of the morning coffee guys and kept that up even after he and Dorothy moved to Rosewood in 2013.

Fuzzy is survived and dearly missed by his bride of 67 years Dorothy, his daughters Christine and Janice (Brian), his grandson David, his brother Cliff (Pearl) and his many, many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

By request there will be no service. Al Grywacheski with Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Our family would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Rosewood Village who did an absolutely wonderful job of caring for our Dad.

We also would like to thank the nurses at KBRH for their kindness and exceptional care.

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