John Frederick Pictin

John Frederick Pictin

May 28, 1928 ~ May 10, 2012

At age 83, soon to be 84, John died suddenly but peacefully at his home in Creston BC. He had been watching television.

Born in Brilliant BC, John lived in Salmo for 45 years. He worked as an assayer for Canadian Exploration- Emerald Mine for many years. John had a gift for working with electronics and a passion for new technology. He spent hours of his own time after work fixing ancient radios for old-timers living on the outskirts of Salmo.

He moved to Creston BC in 1974 where he owned his retail electronics business (named Sight and Sound) for many years. The store was a hub of activity as young and old would come in to purchase their electronic equipment, music in 8 track tapes and LPs, newspapers and paperback books.

John loved his home in the countryside of Creston where he would sit on his sundeck enjoying his view of the marsh. Feeding the squirrels and blue jays and cutting wood to stock his abundant wood pile, were sources of pleasure for him.

He was passionate about keeping abreast of current affairs and remained cognitively sharp by closely following the stock market on his television.

John is survived by his daughter Peggy, son Patric, granddaughter Annica, dog Buck and sisters Frances Papau and Molly Bonderoff.

We are sad but very glad that he got to die in his own home as he always said he wanted. We trust he is at peace and in a better place.

John requested Cremation and no Service.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date.


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