It is with great sadness the family of Lundy Oliver Hamilton announces his passing on August 27, 2016 after a brief stay at the Columbia View Lodge in Trail BC.
Lundy was born on December 29, 1927 in Rossland, BC. He is survived by his wife Josie of 53 years, his daughter Lynda Edwards (Lorne) and his step-children Jo-Anne Petit (Gary), Christine Arndt, Les Sewell and Lauranne Lesiuk (Mike). He had seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren Amanda Edwards and Ryan Edwards, Lindsay Urquhart (John) Jaxxon, Macgregor & Thomson Urquhart, Stephanie Rash (Josh), Jennifer Weatherly (Shane) Troy & Elizabeth Weatherly, Kelsey Guesford, Tara Guesford & Emma Guesford. He also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In 1952 he was permanently disabled after a horrific accident while working on the oil rigs in Edson, Alberta. He spent over 2 years in the Edmonton hospital recuperating from his injuries, however, he never let his disability hold him back.
Lundy always loved the game of pool, and especially snooker. In 1962 he was crowned BC Snooker Champion of the year. He had a really impressive repertoire of trick shots that he performed with studied nonchalance that always drew rounds of applause from the on lookers. In the late 1960’s & early 1970’s it was quite common to find Lundy entertaining crowds in the local pool halls in Trail and Rossland.
In 1962 he met the love of his life Josie in Vancouver. Lundy and Josie married on July 5, 1963 and in July 1966 they moved back to Lundy’s home town of Rossland, BC where he began working on the paint crew for the Ministry of Highways.
Lundy took up golf around 1970 and later on Josie joined him and they were on the golf course just about every day. He was a member of the Rossland-Trail Golf Club for many years until his health prevented him from playing anymore.
Lundy always enjoyed playing the lottery and having a few drinks with his friends and family. in his later years it was not unusual to see Lundy out at the mail playing keno hoping to win the elusive jackpot!
There will be an open house celebration of life for Lundy on Saturday, September 3, 2016 11:00am – 2:00pm at the home of Lynda & Lorne Edwards, 3461 Aster Drive, Trail, BC. If you wish a donation may be made in his name to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Goel, staff at the Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital and Columbia View Lodge for the wonderful care Lundy received.
Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.