LYSTER, Howard – was born on January 19, 1927 in Edmonton, Alberta and passed away at Talarico Place in Castlegar on October 10, 2014.
He is survived by his wife Audrey; his four daughters; Linda (Archie), Bonnie, Donna (Fred), Jodie (Tom); his grandchildren Kim, Karen, Karl, Steven, Melissa (Michael), Jessica (Ryan); his great-grandchildren Kaleb, Brianna, William, Vanessa and Bodhi; his maternal half brother Bill (June), and paternal half siblings Mervyn and Carol; his step grandchildren Terri, Tom and Calvin; as well as a large extended family.
He spent his youth on the Saskatchewan Prairie where Sitting Bull had ridden after the battle of Little Big Horn. He chased and trained horses and hunted antelope as well as a girl named Audrey.
When he was 16 he traded his horse, rifle and sea of prairie grass for a Navy Ship, guns and a sea of ocean waves. When he returned from active duty in 1945 he married Audrey. He worked for Cominco in Trail but lived and raised his family in Fruitvale where he was a lifetime Legion member. He continued with his love of hunting, fishing and horses. He shared this love with his family.
He is now riding the hills of Heaven with his mother, brother and grandfather.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Talarico Place and Dr. Vasil for their exceptional care of Howard as well as to Dr. Neil and the Beaver Valley Clinic.
Cremation has taken place. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s website at www.myalternatives.ca Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy your donation to either the Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca or to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC www.alzheimerbc.org would be greatly appreciated.
An Open House will be held at his home, 2021 Old Salmo Road, on November 11, 2014 from 1 to 4 p.m.