Emma Pontius (Simister – Penson )passed away at Castleview Care Center in Castlegar, BC on April 22nd,2013. Emma, 97 years old, was born at Lundbreck, Alberta on October 17th, 1915. She was predeceased by her three children, Betty Langevin, Marlene May, and Jim Penson. She was married for 51 years to Elmer Pontius until Elmer passed away June 19th, 2011.
Emma is survived by one stepson, Barry Pontius and her loving grandchildren Sharon Langevin, Wendalina Langevin, Lorena Delange, Debbie Bezaire , Darren May, Jacquie Kemp, Jim Penson, Albert Penson, and Robert Penson and their families. She was predeceased by her grandson, Stephen Gladu and her granddaughter, Cindy Penson.
Emma is also survived by 29 great grandchildren,and 6 great great grandchildren as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
Over the years, Emma was very active in the Trail-Rossland Community and area in her favorite activities camping, fishing with Elmer, visiting and cooking for her family and friends, and ladies auxiliary work.
Her last few years were spent with the very capable and loving care given by staff at Castleview. She passed peacefully at the nursing home.
She will be missed and always remembered.
At Emma’s request there will not be a service.