Lowell Grant Christenson
August 12, 1942 ~ November 3, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lowell Grant Christenson announces his passing on Saturday, November 3, 2012.
Grant was born on August 12, 1942 to Clarence and Ethel Christenson, he was the eldest of four siblings with Gordon, John, and Sheila to follow.
Graduating in Creston, he went on to study Commerce at UBC. However his love of the land drew him back to his homeland, followed closely by a girl from the city who soon became his bride. A strong work ethic and a love of the land were instilled at a very early age; working alongside his dad in the fields of Christenson Bros. Farms for over 35 years.
Throughout his career he grew a variety of grains and other seed products. He also provided alfalfa for the Dehy Plant and potatoes for Swan Valley Foods. He was a director of the Reclamation Dyking District for many years and volunteered for Ducks Unlimited along with Bettylou where he was introduced to many new friends across the province.
Hunting and fishing were hobbies he enjoyed as he traversed over mountain ranges, explored rivers, lakes and streams and shared his love of nature with his children and grandchildren. More recently an interest in lapidary afforded him new friendships with members of the local rock club. He took great delight in being the first person in the world to see the inside of any stone. Countless hours were spent in his shop and family and friends were frequent recipients of his jewelry.
Grant faced his diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer with courage and determination. His humor and positivity endeared him to the medical staff that supported him through treatments and gave his family and friends continual hope for an extended stay.
Grant will be forever loved and remembered by his wife of 48 years, Bettylou; daughter Leah and Troy of Coaldale, Alberta; son Brad and Tanya of Creston; grandchildren Taylor and Ryan, Rylee, Jenna, Brendan, Kieran, and Tess; brother Gordon Christenson of Creston (Terry, Traci Cathy, Jeff); brother John Christenson of Pender Island; sister Sheila Christenson of Coldstream, BC; uncle Jim Mather and numerous cousins of Creston.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Monday, November 12 at 2:00 pm in the Creston and District Community Complex – Creston Room.
In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to their charity of choice or to the Cranbrook Oncology Department, 13 – 24th Ave. N Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H9.