John Senger

Warrant Sergeant John Senger passed away at the Golden and District General Hospital with his wife Gwen, at his side on Saturday, July 10th, 2010 at the age of 83 years.

At John’s request there will be no formal funeral service.

Cremation with interment of the cremated remains to follow at a later date in the family plot of the Edgewater cemetery.

John was born in Mendham, Saskatchewan on July 23, 1926 and had been a resident of the Columbia Valley for many years. John tried to enlist in the Canadian Navy during World War II, but due to his young age was sent home until he was old enough to join. The year after World War II ended, John joined the Navy and served as an instructor for most of his 26 years with them. John had earned a designation as a “shipwright” during his working years which meant that he could work on and build ships.

On August 13, 1949 John married Gwendoline and during the Navy years they resided in Victoria. After their move to the Columbia Valley, John worked as a millwright for the mill at Radium for 14 years. He also raised Morgan and American Saddlebred show horses and because of his iron work abilities built his own buggies.

John is survived by wife of 61 years, Gwendoline of Harrogate; one sister, Lena Geiger of Edmonton and one brother, William Senger of Chilliwack; beloved niece, Charlotte (Gerry) Middlestadt of Edmonton as well as numerous other nieces and nephews and a host of good friends.

Cremation arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.