Marven Reeves Arkinstall


It is with great sadness we mark the passing of Marven Reeves Arkinstall on January 1, 2016 in Golden B.C.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Bertha and his 4 children, Mike (Betty) Arkinstall, Marie (Budd) Toppin, Bonnie (Wayne) Ronald, Tim (Betty) Arkinstall.  Two step-children Ted (Irene) Peasgood, April (John) Nagy.  17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren.

Marven was born at McMurdo B.C. , March 25, 1933, he lived in various places in B..C. and Alberta but always called the Columbia Valley home.  He loved to hike, hunt, fish, sing, read and tell stories, especially poems written by Robert Service. Marven spent his life working at many different occupations: farmer, miner, logger, and mechanic. 

Marven will be cremated, as he wished, and a memorial will be held in the spring or early summer.

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