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Walter Lloyd (Ollie) Coates

August 27, 1936 - December 11, 2012


Born in Nakusp on August 27, 1936, Ollie spent his first 6 years on a small farm in Forest Glen just north of Arrow Park. His family then moved to Nakusp where he spent the rest of his life. He met a young nurse named Shirley while playing badminton. They were married on June 25th, 1960 and were blessed with 5 children; Laurie, Maureen, Lloyd, Blaine and Michelle.

Ollie worked in the woods for most of his life starting as a young boy following his father; he drove “cat” and other machines.  He retired as the foreman of BJ Carney Pole Co.

Not long after they were married, Ollie & Shirley started the Canyon Court Motel and Mobile Home Park. In 1981 they moved onwards and embarked on Ollie’s lifelong dream. From a young boy he had his eye on a beautiful spot to have a farm. This became reality when they built their stunning log home “the Big House” and turned many acres of forest into fields of farmland

Ollie will always remember his passion for nature.  He was truly in his element while hunting, fishing, mushroom chasing, berry picking and traversing through the mountains.

Dream on, Ollie.






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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 22, 2012
Beginning at 12:30pm

Arrow Lakes Alliance Church
339 Alexander Road
Nakusp, BC Canada

Interment will follow at The Nakusp Lower Cemetery
Pastor Warren Fulmore officiating

339 Alexander Road
Nakusp, BC Canada

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