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Harry James Sanders

May 30, 1924 - December 8, 2019


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father Harry Sanders. Dad was born to Harvey and Velma Sanders in Ruthilda, Saskatchewan. He is predeceased by his parents Harvey and Velma Sanders, his sister Viola Smith, two brothers Russel and Gordon Sanders, and his wife Vida Sanders in 2012.

Dad spent his childhood growing up in Saskatchewan, Innisfail, Alberta, and Balfour BC. Dad married mom on December 5, 1947. He worked for Cominco in Trail before joining the Air Force and served overseas during World War Two. Dad worked for the City of Nelson Public Works. He then was self employed over the years as an equipment owner/ operator and scrap metal dealer. He spent his later years in Britannia Beach where he developed a machine that recovered the fine gold from old tailings from previous mining. There wasn’t much that dad could not do.

Dad is survived by his four daughters Ronna Wapple of Nelson, Nina Wapple of Nelson, Terry Riley of Kaslo, and Sheila Sanders, of Pass Creek, six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren, one sister Iris Turner and three brothers Ron, Ray and Gary.

There will be a celebration of life in the spring, date to be announced.


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From: Ken Stephenson
Relation: cousin

we are sorry to hear of cousin Harrys’ passing

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