September 8, 1933 ~ January 27, 2011 Following a lengthy illness,
Jimmie Karpowich passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Jimmie was born in Creston on September 8, 1933. He received his education in Creston and later worked in the Bluebell Mine in Riondel for several years. He also trucked for several years in Ontario, Alberta and BC and finished up his employment career with the Department of Highways in Crawford Bay.
Jimmie met his wife Marilyn in Calgary and they were married in Creston on May 2, 1964. Following the wedding, they lived in Calgary for a short time and then moved to Edmonton, where their son and daughter were born. Returning to BC in 1967, Jimmie built their home in Boswell where they lived for the next 42 years. Because of his health, they sold their home and moved to Creston in 2009.
Jimmie loved to fish and hunt and had many family members and friends that shared these good times with him. In his younger years, he won prizes at the Fall Fair for the veggies he grew in his garden. He took great pride in keeping the property well looked after. A familiar site for people driving by would be to see him, with his hard hat on, riding his lawn mower. He was on the Boswell Memorial Hall Board for a time and spent many hours helping build the new hall after the old wooden one was torn down. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed biographies and war stories.
Jimmie was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Joe Karpowich, sister Irene Kemper, brother Don Karpowich, sister-in-law Elva Karpowich and brother-in-law Bob Adolphson.
He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, son Kenton (Kellie), daughter Penny (Rob), six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Boswell Memorial Hall on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Jimmie may do so to the Boswell Farmers Institute Boswell, BC V0B 1A0.