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Eileen Nygaard

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Nygaard (Caswell), Eileen Vera

Date of Death: November 19, 2018

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With sadness, we announce the passing of our most beloved and courageous Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma, Eilleen Nygaard on November 19, 2018, in Nelson, B.C at the age of 96.

Mom was born Vera Eileen Caswell on May 25, 1922 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan to Ross and Donis Caswell and had so many happy memories of growing up on the family farm in Bracken, then becoming a teacher at the local Harrisland School.

In 1944, Mom married Milton Shuttleworth and in 1949 they moved to Rolling Hills, Alberta where they farmed and had 3 children before Milt passed away in 1952. Mom remained in Rolling Hills operating the local post office and in 1953 Mom married Carl Nygaard, they farmed in the area and had 4 children. In 1957 Mom and Dad packed up the kids and moved to the Castlegar/Robson area in B.C where Dad worked at the local curling/skating rink and golf course and Mom ran a boarding house and raised our family. In 1963 they purchased a large acreage close to Nelson where they raised the kids, the cattle and the chickens. It was a wonderful place to grow up. When Dad retired from the West Kootenay Power, they moved to Balfour, then to Six Mile outside of Nelson where they lived until moving to Lakeview Village in Nelson in 2010. Dad passed away in January of 2011 but Mom remained in Lakeview Village until her passing.

Our Mom will always be remembered for her kindness, positive attitude and open arms to family and friends. The coffee pot was always on and a meal on the table whenever anyone would stop by. She was an avid reader, enjoyed a spirited political debate but most of all, loved having family and friends visit her. There was not a person that met Mom that didn’t love her instantly. Even though her cheerfulness, happy smile, and gentle touch will be so missed, they will always be in our memories.

Mom is survived by her seven loving children, Glen (Lorraine), Lana (Ken), Neil (Patt), Earl (Chris), Karla, Wanda (Neil), and Marvin, 21 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, her brother Ron (Eleanor) of Bracken and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was predeceased by her parents, husband Milt, husband Carl, brother Robert, sister Eunice and son-in-law Charlie.

A special thanks from our family to Dr. Keith Bridger, Dr. Michael Vance, Dr. McKechnie, Andrew and staff at the Nelson Clinic Pharmacy and the staff at both Lakeview Village and Nelson Hospital for taking such good care of our Mom over the years.

A family memorial for Mom will be held at a later date. If so desired, a donation can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation in Mom’s memory.

Mom recently talked about having an “Exceptional” life. We had an “exceptional” mom.

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Bruce and Judy Wright
Relation: Close friends of Wanda and Neil Erickson

Wanda, Neil, Kristi, Jay and Sara
We only met and visited with your Mom/Grandma on one occasion. She was warm,friendly, and loved life.
Difficult farewells are always made easier with positive, vivid memories that will last a lifetime!
She has left you a wonderful legacy!
Love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bruce and Judy Wright

From: Donna Shuttleworth
Relation: Ex daughter-in-law

Eileen was the best mother-in-law & a dear friend to me. I’ll always remember her & her wise & caring words to me.

From: wendall clifford
Relation: Friend to Karla and Charlie(RIP).

Sincerest condolences to Karla and Family.

From: Lew Jordan
Relation: Friend

We’d like to express our condolences to the family. What a great, full life Mrs. Nygaard led. It was a pleasure to know she and her husband. Lew and Joan Jordan

From: Gerry Stevenson
Relation: Family friend

Sincere condolences to Earl, Kris and all of the family

From: Greg Corbett
Relation: Mother of a friend

I am sorry for the Nygaard families for your loss. Your mother was always kind to me when I was up at your place, with Earl. May she rest in peace.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

If so desired, a donation can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation in Mom’s memory.

Thank You Notice

A special thanks from our family to Dr. Keith Bridger, Dr. Michael Vance, Dr. McKechnie, Andrew and staff at the Nelson Clinic Pharmacy and the staff at both Lakeview Village and Nelson Hospital for taking such good care of our Mom over the years.

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