Greta Svea Wachter
December 20, 1924 ~ January 9, 2011
It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Greta Wachter on Sunday, January 9, 2011 in Creston, BC.
Greta was born December 20,1924 at Overtornea, Sweden, the third of ten children born to Tor and Svea Tuovila.
Immigrating to Canada in 1929, the family homesteaded in Spring Park, Alberta before moving to Sharps Lake in the Cariboo and then to Kelowna. It was in Kelowna where Greta met her future husband, Louie. They were married two years later in Kelowna and began their married life at the H.B. Mine near Salmo. They moved to Riondel in 1953 where they raised their four children. After Riondel, they moved to Kimberley until retiring to Creston in 1981. Retirement enabled them to travel extensively and enjoy their yard and garden.
Greta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was noted for being a fabulous cook and gardener. She loved to dance and go camping and fishing. She had many hobbies and activities as she loved to keep busy. She enjoyed a good joke and had a contagious giggle that will be remembered by all.
Greta was predeceased by her parents, Tor and Svea, sisters Stina, Ruth and Alice, and brothers Lars, Jim, Carl and Bud, daughter Dorothy Dilling and son-in-law Bruce Anderson.
She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 61 years, Louie, her daughter Margaret (Roger) Corner and children Bryce, Tracey, Scott (Lisa), daughter Joan and children Christine Anderson, Valerie (Yari) Nielsen and Sarah (Kevin) Serl, son-in-law Stan Dilling and children Dana (Shawn) Greene, Kimberley (Jay) Ingham and Shane and her son Raymond (Peggy) and children Arron and Laura (Brian) Nelson. She leaves great-grandchildren Madison and Nicolas Hubbard, Erik and Annika Nielsen, Samuel and Brooklyn Corner, Karli and Emma Ingham, Jaxon and Dylan Greene, Weston Serl and Isaac Nelson and her two sisters Mary and Val.
Celebration of Life Service Thursday, January 13, 2011 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, Anjanee Gyan-Dyck Celebrant.