Elizabeth Braidwood “Bessie” Hoglund

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bessie Hoglund on, October 26, 2015 at the Rising Sun long term care in Black Diamond, at the age of 100 plus 7 months.

Bessie will be sadly missed by her son Norman (wife Marie). Grandchildren Shannon (Murray) McClelland. Shelly (Terry) Fowler. Great grandchildren Crystal, Jenna (Gordon), Vanessa (Nick), Kerry, Tiffany & Stephanie (D.J). Great-great grandchildren Colby, Blaine, Jacen & Edwin.

Bessie was born in Wilmer, B.C. on March 30, 1915 to the late Braidwood & Harry Williams. She was married to the late Edwin Hoglund for 58 years. Bessie and Ed lived in Invermere until 1977, where Bessie was employed at Dr. Duthie’s Medical Clinic and was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Upon Bessie and Edwin’s retirement, they moved to Salmon Arm. After Edwin’s passing and at the request of Shannon, Bessie moved to a seniors’ home in Black Diamond, Alberta but always missed “good old B.C.”

Snodgrass Funeral Home in Okotoks, Alberta was in charge of Bessie’s passing and cremation.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring at Ida Cemetery in Salmon Arm, B.C.

We will all miss Mom and Nana. Rest in Peace and God Bless.


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