Nelson passed away peacefully at Bastion Place, Salmon Arm on October 21, 2015 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 98 years. He was born November 28, 1916 in Minadosa, Manitoba to Vitoria and George Smith.
Nelson and his wife Velma were very active in Camera and Naturalist Clubs and were founding members of the Salmon Arm Lions Couple Club. They both loved the outdoors and to explore.
Velma passed away in March of 2000 and for years you could see Nelson on his scooter going up to Mt. Ida Cemetery. Nelson was also predeceased by his son Donald Harding of Calgary in January of 2014 and will be lovingly missed by his son Ray (Betty) Harding of Pritchard, BC and daughter in law Marla Harding of Calgary.
Thank you to Dr’s Keith and Laura Hepburn and the Interior Health workers that took care of Nelson over the past few years and allowed him to stay in his own home. Also, a very special thank you to Carla, Annimiekia and Florence who enriched his life.
Cremated remains will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 11:30 in Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm 250 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories of Nelson through his obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.