Henry Wallensteen passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Saturday June 8, 2013 at the age of 92 years.
Henry was a pioneer of the Shuswap, born in Salmon Arm on July 2, 1920. His family homesteaded in the Humamilt Lake area and then settled in Sunnybrae where he, with his brother and four sisters were raised. During the war Henry served in the Navy on a Corvette patrolling the east coast of Canada and United States. After the war he worked on the Vancouver Island in the forest industry. He returned to Salmon Arm to start a long career as logging supervisor for Federated Co-op.
Henry’s sister Karin brought a friend, Iris Kempton, home to Sunnybrae for a visit this is where Henry first met Iris. They were married and together they raised five children in Salmon Arm, all of who still live in the Shuwap area.
Henry has been an avid skier his entire life, as well as loving the outdoors, tennis, golf, and his snooker games with his friends at Cedar Heights. He enjoyed good health right into his nineties and played tennis to celebrate his 90th birthday.
Henry is predeceased by his wife Iris, brother Oke, and sister Astrid. He is survived by his five children, Phil Wallensteen(Dana Fenwick), Cathy(Ross) Turner, Margo (Gary) Hartling, Dave (Terry) Wallensteen, Trish Wallensteen(Kevin Hill); his companion for the last 13 years Eleanor Williams; his sisters, Karin McCauley, Elsa Hacking, and Dagney (Mike)Fochuk; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Shuswap Lake General Hospital and especially Dr Weicker who provided wonderful care for Dad over the last few months as he was in and out of hospital several times.
A celebration of life service to honour our Dad will be held from the Chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 pm.
On line condolences may be sent to Henry’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and, Salmon Arm.