PURDY, Austin David
1936 – 2013
Austin David Purdy was born to David and Gertrude Purdy at Wynot, Saskatchewan on January 4th, 1936. He will be sadly missed by his surviving son Craig, granddaughter Chelsea, great grandson Caden and siblings, Oscar [Merlene] of Fruitvale, Kathleen [Jaakko} Levanaho of Creston, Carmen [Carol] of Cranbrook, Lorne [Brenda] of Genelle, Sharon Halifax and Blaine of Kimberley and several nieces and nephews. Austin is predeceased by his son Kevin and parents David and Gertrude Purdy.
Austin’s parents moved to Trail, BC in 1941 and to Fruitvale in 1943 where Austin received his schooling, was married and had two sons. Most of his working years were spent as a surveyor in various locations throughout British Columbia, including the Creston-Salmo Skyway.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing the guitar at family functions.
Austin passed away at Fort Steele on Saturday, October 26, 2013. There will be a private service for family and close friends at Mark Memorial Funeral Home, 2024 Industrial Road #2 on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com
Mark Memorial Funeral Services
in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864