Engvar Arne Braaten


Engvar Arne

Born February 19, 1941 in Vulcan, Alberta; passed away at Haven Hill Retirement Centre, Penticton, March 16, 2015 where he had resided for the past 6 years. Engvar (Jake) attended University in San Francisco for several years until the U.S. army requested his services for Vietnam. At that point his home country of Canada became very attractive. Although he was attracted to the army uniform, the finger test in the medical, wearing a brush-cut, and taking orders completely disillusioned him. He completed his education at Simon Fraser University with a degree in English literature. He was manager of a woodworking shop for handicapped people in Prince George. He also worked in a building supply store and latterly as a hardware travelling salesman. He was a very talented woodcarver and had sold several animal carvings to various branches of government. His wealth could be measured by the many many friends he had throughout his life. It was an honour to be called his friend and he will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife, Treva; brother, Gordon (Calgary); sisters, Inger Worthen (Calgary), Norma Howatt (Drayton Valley), Francis Douglas (Kamloops), Diane Braaten (Okotoks) and brother in law, Richard Taylor (Ottawa). He was predeceased by his parents, Gunvar and Arne Braaten, and brother, Jack. A Celebration of his Life will be held in the Bistro room at Haven Hill Retirement Centre on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 2:30 p.m. A special thanks to the nurses and staff at Haven Hill for their loving and wonderful care for the many years and a very special thanks to his special friend, Ed Andres. Donation may be made to the Penticton S.P.C.A in Engvar’s name if you so choose. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com

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