Alvina Louise Fellman
August 19, 1923 ~ January 6, 2011
Alvina Louise Fellman passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at the age of 87 years.
Born on August 19, 1923 in Hope, North Dakota to Ole and Severina Larson, she was the youngest of five boys and four girls. At the age of three the family moved to Saskatchewan where her father purchased a quarter section of land. It was there near Spalding they raised their family. She received her education at Lake Edward, a one room country school. There she met her future husband Vernon Fellman who she married on April 6, 1942 and raised six children, three girls and three boys.
In 1957 Vern and Alvina moved their family to Creston, BC where they lived out the remainder of their lives. While in Creston she was active in the Pentecostal church, teaching Sunday School. She started the Wee College program in 1980 for four and five year olds. She taught for fourteen years and then continued on as director. She also served as the Women’s Ministries’ president for several years.
She is remembered and cherished by her six children, Elaine Vader of Sherwood Park, AB, Sylvia (George) Williams of Port Alberni, BC, Doug (Janet) Fellman of Castlegar, BC, Orlie (Monica) Fellman and Ellwood (Darlene) Fellman of Osoyoos, BC, and Starla (Lindy) Ek of Creston, BC; eleven grandchildren, Shane (Janet) Vader of Sherwood Park, AB, Trevor (Paula) Fellman of Creston, BC, Andrew Fellman of Lethbridge, AB, Susan Fellman (mother of Trevor and Andrew) of Creston BC, Ryan (Deanna) Vader of Edmonton, AB, Brooke (Clay) Molitwenik and Lane Fellman of Castlegar, BC, Tanya Williams of Port Alberni, BC, Lara Williams of Tofino, BC, Jalene Ek and Amber Ek of Calgary, AB, Jacey Fellman of Lethbridge AB, Val Fellman (mother of Jacey) of Lethbridge, AB. She also leaves ten great-grandchildren, Korlan and Kaylee Vader, Shayla Leacock, Kaden Fellman, Sydney and Keiya Fellman and Jordan, Megan, Charlie and Brooke Vader; two sisters Lillian Hetland of Watson, SK and Violet (Leslie) Formo of Naicam, SK.
Alvina was predeceased by her husband Vern on February 20, 2010. They were married for nearly 68 years. Also predeceasing her are her parents Ole and Severina Larson, brothers Clarence, Conrad, Sydney, Morris and Melvin, and her sister Selma.
A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, 2408 Cedar Street, Creston BC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Global Christian Centre Ministries, c/o Rev. K.H. Pennoyer, P.O. Box 1108, Grand Forks, BC, V0H 1H0.