Adrian Andestad

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Adrian Andestad

March 17, 1932 ~ September 27, 2010

Born in 1932 at home in Wynndel to Reidar and Georgina Andestad, Adrian lived and worked the majority of his life in Wynndel and the Creston Valley.

In his teens, he was employed at the Wynndel Packing Shed when Wynndel was a prime fruit producing location.

Married to Margaret (Plourd) in 1953, Adrian then worked in the Creston CPR express office. From 1959 to 1963 Adrian was a member of the Creston Volunteer Fire Department, serving both as a fire fighter and as Fire Chief. Adrian’s career included work in both gas and electrical utilities. With employment at Canadian Propane Ltd as a service man and gasfitter, he eventually became Branch Manager in Creston. His gas fitting work also took him to Kamloops and Powell River. He worked with West Kootenay Power first as a lineman in Crawford Bay and later in the administration office of WKP in Creston, retiring in 1994. Prior to retirement, Adrian and Margaret operated Alpine Apiaries for several years turning his extensive knowledge of bee-keeping into a home business.

Adrian had a life-long love of airplanes and had much enjoyment building his own planes and as a member of the Creston RC Model Airplane Club.

In later years he endured the loss of his independence to Alzheimer’s Disease with great courage.

Predeceased by son, Robert Andestad, he is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; daughter Gail Andestad of Comox; son Keith and daughter-in-law France Andestad of Fairmont; grandchildren Cole Andestad and Morgan Potter of Fairview, AB and Morgan Elizabeth Hoffert and Evan Hoffert of Fairmont; sisters Evelyn Jackson of Erickson and Sheila McLaughlin of Calgary; sisters-in-law Elaine Bateman of Vulcan, AB and Marie Kwasnicki of Cold Lake, AB and many nieces and nephews.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to Swan Valley Lodge Equipment Fund, Box 1880, Creston BC, V0B 1G0.


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