Ormond Jack Braisher

Ormond Jack Braisher

August 16, 1920 – October 25, 2015

Ormond Jack Braisher, a well-respected and loved pioneer of the Columbia Valley, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2015 with family by his side. Orm was born on August

16, 1920 on Kingsclere Ranch to Alfred and Edith Braisher. Orm was predeceased by his wife Kay, his brother Sid Sylvester and his 3 sisters Jessie Thorseth, Ethel Braisher and Phyllis Ricard. He is survived by his sons Dugan (Kathy), John (Joyce), Bob (Carol), his daughter Alice (Brian) Dahlberg, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 3 nieces, 8 nephews and many friends, all of whom he cherished.

Orm was raised on the farm where hard work was a fact of life. When he became a young adult he worked fighting forest fires, working in the mill and logging for Tom Alton at Parson as well as harvesting in Alberta in the fall. From the 1940’s to 1972 he operated the family ranch which consisted of dairy cattle until 1970 and then beef cattle to the present day. Orm was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his 40’s, but this did not hold him back and he continued to persevere on the farm. After his son, Joe (John), took

over the operation in 1972, Orm helped on the ranch with haying, feeding cattle and other odd jobs until 2008 when, at the age 88, he moved to Mountain View Assisted Living in Golden. The move was necessary for Orm, but he adjusted well as he was a very social man and enjoyed visiting with the other residents, staff and any visitors he or the residents had. He was known for his gentleness, kind heart, quick wit and sense of humour. Orm was always very grateful to the staff of Mountain View Assisted Living, The Golden Hospital and Durand Manor for their kindness, compassion and excellent care that he enjoyed. He said many

times “ it just couldn’t be better”. The Braisher family is so thankful that we have facilities and staff like we have in Golden. We agree, “ it just couldn’t be better”.

A service was held at the Senior’s Centre on Saturday, October 31st at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Durand Manor or the Golden Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent through Ormond’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com