Gilbert (Bert) CROMMETT

‘Bert’ Crommett was born in St. Paul, Alberta to parents Guy Crommett and Nellie (Davidson). When he was very young his father took the family to the USA where they lived for a few years in South Dakota, Wyoming and Minnesota, returning to Canada in 1928. He worked on farms in the St. Paul area until 1934, when he moved to Marysville, BC where he worked and trapped on the St. Mary’s river. In 1942 he was called to basic training for the army in Vancouver, sailed overseas in 1944 and on to Holland in 1945. When the war was over he returned to Canada and married Gladys, February 2, 1946 in Nakusp, where they raised their daughter Jean. He worked odd jobs until 1951, joining the Highways Dept. until his retirement in 1979. In the early 1960’s they took on the responsibility of raising their granddaughters Linda and Heather. ‘Bert’ was well known for his unique hand-made snowshoes, as well as gardening, mushroom picking and enjoying his great-grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife Gladys, daughter Jean, granddaughters Linda (Jim) Fitchett and Heather (Marc) Veilleux. Great-grandchildren Roland, Melanie, Sarah, Dustin and Paul, sister Jean (Ken) Jensen, nephews Earl (Marlene), Don (Betty), Roland (Pat), niece Betty (Trevor) and many great nieces and nephews.

He will be sadly missed by many and NEVER forgotten!