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Webb Cummings

July 26, 1926 - June 18, 2013


William Webb Cummings (July 26, 1926 to June 18, 2013) passed away peacefully surrounded by loving members of his family at the New Denver Hospital Pavilion after a short illness and after a very full and rewarding life.

He was a professional engineer specializing in mining geology and worked throughout Canada and occasionally in other parts of the world. Born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, he served in the Signal Corps in World War II, then completed his education in 1949 at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He married Marjorie Freeman in 1948 and the growing family were always a very integral part of the various towns where “Webb” (as his family and most friends knew him) and Marj resided, including but not limited to, South Porcupine, Invermere, Tungsten, Ashcroft and finally New Denver, British Columbia. A resident of the Slocan Valley from the late 1970s to the end of his life, he was widely associated with the natural beauty and wonders of the environment, and equally with the history of the region. He served on the Boards of various local societies including the Silvery Slocan and Sandon museums, and the Kohan Gardens.

Webb maintained vibrant social contacts with many people across Canada and in parts of the world where he travelled, and his home was a celebrated location for hospitality and relaxed but gracious living. Webb was beloved by the Lucerne School community and helped with canoe trips and other outings over many years.

He was celebrated as a man of learning and curiosity about many subjects, by no means limited to science. As a person of faith, Webb had equal amounts of curiosity about the “big picture” yet he was also a man familiar with the smallest details that would crop up in his many hobbies such as leathercraft, birding and gardening.

Webb Cummings is survived by five adult children, Sheila (Roger Smith), Louise, Bruce (Neva Low), Kathy (Arthur Platt) and Lorraine (Rick Unwin), and by eleven loving grandchildren. His wife Marjorie passed away in April, 1994 and his older brother Sandy died in 1996, and he is survived by his sister Margaret Lemoine.



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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

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

From: Deborah Vitt
Relation: friend of the family

Please know you are held in love and with prayers by many and that Randy and I are sending you strength for the coming days.
blessings and love
Deborah and Randy Vitt

From: John Lemoines and family
Relation: Nephew

Thinking of you. Sorry for your loss.

From: katy brooks
Relation: he was my great uncle

to all of the family, i would first and for most like to send all my love and prayers to all of you at this difficult time. uncle webb was such a great man, i have many wonderful memories with him starting as a young child at my grandparents house ( webb’s brother sandy and wife yvonne) exploring through the woods on their 7 acre property… there was always lots to explore! but my last memories with uncle webb were in 2006 visiting new denver to celebrate his 80th birthday, i remember sitting in his very cozy house remenissing about my grandfather(sandy) and all the memories they shared growing up, it was a time that i will never forget and a memory i will cherish in my heart forever.

webb was such a wonderful reminder to me of my grandfather, they were like two pea’s in a pod really… only uncle webb wasn’t as quiet as sandy was. i will miss you uncle webb may you rest in peace.

From: Sylvia & Dudley Gerry
Relation: Sylvia's cousin

Our thoughts are with you – we will be remembering Webb & watching the service Sat morning..

From: John Lemoine and family
Relation: Nephew

We are thinking of you. Sorry for your loss.
John, Brenda, Sam and Michelle

From: Ian, Atsuko, Nori and Masa Low
Relation: Relatives

You were truly an amazing person and we are so glad to have had the pleasure to spend time with Webb.

He has made us all better people.

Sincerely, The Mill Bay Lows

From: Victoria Freeman
Relation: niece

Thanks to my cousins for the livestreaming of the celebration of Webb’s life. Both Mark and I watched it and were so glad to be present, even at a distance. The speakers certainly captured the essence of the Webb we and so many others knew and loved. He will be greatly missed. The photo is from the summer of 1983.

From: Bill, Vanessa, Kyra Low and Steve Grubb
Relation: Webb was an "in-law" and a friend

The service over the internet at 4AM this morning was a pleasant reminder of Webb’s memorable visit to see us in Alice Springs in the late 90s. The evening waterhole and getting bogged at King’s Canyon, flight to Tanami Mine, Mereenie Gasfield, Palm Valley all had special moments and memories. Best wishes to family, Webb’s physical presence may be gone but his memories will be personally and jointly part of you. Love to all.

From: Elaine Eve
Relation: family

Thinking of you all, Im so sorry for your loss and that we were not able to attend but I would like to thank you for allowing us to be there in spirit via live feed, hugs and prayers to everyone including our Alberta relatives who also were able to be there in spirit

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 22, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

Lucerne Elementary Secondary School
604 - 7th Avenue
New Denver, BC Canada V0G 1S0

604 - 7th Avenue
New Denver, BC Canada V0G 1S0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Box 331
New Denver, B.C.
V0G 1S0

Silvery Slocan Historical Society
Box 301
New Denver, B.C.
V0G 1S0

Sandon Historical Society
Box 52
New Denver, B.C.
V0G 1S0

Heart's Rest Retreat Centre
6912 Highway 6
New Denver, B.C.
V0G 1S0

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