Iver Ostrom

Iver Ostrom

July 18, 1932 – June 12, 2011 With sadness in our hearts, Iver passed away peacefully with family by his side in his 78th year. Beloved husband, father, step-father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Marlene, daughters Karen (Frank), Karla (Frank), Kathi (Paul), Kristi (George), stepdaughter Angela (Ken), and stepson Jason as well as 8 grandchildren. Iver was born in Rossland, B.C. and started his career with the Blue Bell Mine in Riondel, worked in Tulsequah, Alaska, Victoria, Surrey, and Calgary. He retired to

Vernon and finally returned to his roots in Castlegar. Ever gracious, noble, and considerate, he was quite simply and unpretentiously one of the most endearing men around. Iver will be deeply missed for his marvellous mind and terrific sense of humour. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories and would start to laugh even before he got to the punch line. In his passing we give great thanks for cherished memories and

happy times enjoying his accordion music and for his love of people.

One of his greatest passions was to go to the care facilities with his friend, Don Leitch, to play music. They also played music for many seniors’ dances and other celebrations. He loved to travel and every day was a new Adventure. He discovered he had a passion for cooking, painting, woodworking, and his newest art form was stained glass work. He had a deep-rooted faith and was very active mentoring in his church. A Celebration of Iver’s life will be held on Saturday, June 18,

OSTROM, Iver – July 18, 1932 – June 12, 2011 With sadness in our hearts, Iver passed away peacefully with family by his side in his 78th year. Beloved husband, father, step-father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Marlene, daughters Karen (Frank), Karla (Frank), Kathi (Paul), Kristi (George), stepdaughter Angela (Ken), and stepson Jason as well as 8 grandchildren. Iver was born in Rossland, B.C. and started his career with the Blue Bell Mine in Riondel, worked in Tulsequah, Alaska, Victoria, Surrey, and Calgary. He retired to Vernon and finally returned to his roots in Castlegar. Ever gracious, noble, and considerate, he was quite simply and unpretentiously one of the most endearing men around. Iver will be deeply missed for his marvellous mind and terrific sense of humour. He enjoyed telling jokes and stories and would start to laugh even before he got to the punch line. In his passing we give great thanks for cherished memories and happy times enjoying his accordion music and for his love of people. One of his greatest passions was to go to the care facilities with his friend, Don Leitch, to play music. They also played music for many seniors’ dances and other celebrations. He loved to travel and every day was a new adventure. He discovered he had a passion for cooking, painting, woodworking, and his newest art form was stained glass work. He had a deep-rooted faith and was very active mentoring in his church. A Celebration of Iver’s life will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kinnaird Park Community Church, 1250B – 26th Street, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4C9. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Iver’s memory to the Kinnaird Park Community Church Benevolent Fund. He will be very deeply missed by Marlene and all his family. We love you forever Iver. We will be together again. God bless you, my love.


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