It is with sadness that we announce that Wilda Rose Tengum passed away after a long illness on January 21, 2014 at the St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.
Wilda is survived by her daughters Christine (Aldon) Pocha, Jo-Anne (Robert) Jinjoe, Lorraine (Barry) Weir; grandchildren Darin Thompson, Josh Pocha, Deanna (Tim) Peterman, Brad (Rachael) Jinjoe, Kendall (Ian) Knight, Heather (Jason) Skrenka, Michael (Zena) Weir; great-grandchildren Jacob, Katie, Sydney, Cassidy Easton, Daigen, Nixon, Hannah, Lucy, Mattias and Reilly; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Tengum and an infant.
Wilda was born in Turtleford, SK and spent most of her youth in Jaffray and Baynes Lake area. She completed her high school in Cranbrook, BC where she married and raised her family. Wilda’s greatest love was her artwork and her store “The Paint Pocket”. Wilda and dear friends started the Cranbrook Art Group spending many hours together painting and producing wonderful memories. She loved animals and could be seen at any given time with a small dog. She volunteered with the Scandinavians of the East Kootenays where she and Robert enjoyed many social occasions, both becoming life members. She will be missed!
Memorial Service will be held in Cranbrook, BC at a later date.