Grace Bredt

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Grace “Irene” Bredt (Arrowsmith)

1920 ~ November 3, 2016


Grace “Irene” Bredt (Arrowsmith) departed this world Thursday, November 3, 2016 from her home in Crest View Village, Creston, BC, at the tender age of 95.

Irene had a great love for her garden, as well as her family. She could be found early morning out in the garden weeding her flowers. Irene also liked to go for evening walks with her family. Her grandfather and father were among the first settlers to the Creston Valley. She loved to tell the stories of the many difficulties her family overcame.

Irene would spend many hours reading and completing crossword puzzles. She always said “you have to keep your mind strong.”

Irene was predeceased by her husband Darrell Adrian Bredt Sr. in 1989, as well as her daughter Yvonne Rivers in December, 2015 and son-in-law Roy Rivers in 2013.

She is survived by her children: Darrell (Pat) Bredt, Penticton, BC, Selma (Pat) Diotte, Creston, BC, Kathy (Phil) Laflamme, Creston BC, Merle (Karen) Bredt Creston, BC; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held for Irene at Forest Lawn Cemetery on November 9, 2016. Friends or family wishing to make a donation to the Alzheimers Society may do so to: Alzeimers Society of BC, 300-828 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2.