Harold Praestegaard

Harold Praestegaard

Harold (Hal) Praestegaard

Feburary 28, 1938 ~ April 23, 2014

Harold (Hal) Praestegaard passed away peacefully on April 23, 2014 in the Creston Valley at the age of 76 years.

Hal was born to parents Annie and Jen Jensen on February 28, 1938 in Trail, BC. Hal married Jeanette Charron on May 21, 1994 in Fernie, British Columbia.

He enjoyed many things in life, some of which included spending time at Kootenay Lake, golfing, camping, playing cards, dancing and gardening.

Hal worked in the airforce as a mechanic for 6 ½ years, as a heavy duty mechanic in Kootenay dams, mines in Elk Valley, and Greenhills Coal Mine. He also worked in highway construction for 26 years.

Hal will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Jeanette (Jan) Lorraine Praestegaard; children Cylie Blackwood of Calgary, AB; Dana (Dean) Clark, and their son Jared all of Maple Ridge, BC; Grant (Paula) Chardonnen of Sparwood, BC and their children Brandon of Jaffery, BC and Bree and Avery of Sparwood, BC; and Bonnie (Kevin) Price of Burnaby, BC and their children Shannon, Colin and Ethan of Vancouver, BC.

A Memorial Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Pastor Gordon Lawrence officiating.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Creston Valley Hospital Kidney Dialysis – Bag 3000, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0.

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