Wilf Fahlman

Emmanuel Wilfred Fahlman, affectionately known as “Woofie”, age 90, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2017 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Wilf was born in Kroneau, Sask. on September 14, 1926. He also lived in Port Alberni and Vancouver where he met and married his bride Doreen Cooper, on September 3, 1949. They settled in the Kootenay’s where Wilf first managed the Nelson Bowladrome, then Bon Ton Men’s Wear in Trail and finally L & J Book Store.

He is survived by his wife Doreen, 5 children, Michael (Anne), Chris (Cindy), Bev (Murray), Barb (Jim), and Peter (Michelle). He was also blessed with 9 grandchildren and 8 beautiful great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Catholic Church of St. Rita, 513 – 7 Avenue, Castlegar, B.C. with Father Rafael Benosa, Celebrant.

Please make donations to Greater Trail Hospice Society, Room 248, 1500 Columbia Ave, Suite 7, Trail, BC, V1R 1J9 or online at www.trailhospice.org or Castlegar Hospice Society, 709 – 10th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 2H7 or online at http://castlegarhospice.org and click on “Please Donate”.

Bill Clark of Castlegar Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

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