On May 19th, 2007 Winston Chester Wolfenden passed away at the age of 90 years at Columbia House in Invermere.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Val, as well as 4 children, Don (Patsy), Kathleen (Dugan), Darlene (Jack), and Alan, 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Born April 1, 1917 in Golden, Winston spent most of his life in Brisco except for 4 years in Trail working for Cominco and 5 years in the Air Force durning the Second World War. It was while in the Air Force in Saskatchewan that he met his wife Val. In Brisco he was fondly known as “The Farmer” and started in dairy farming but later switched to beef cattle and was instrumental in bringing the first Charolais cattle to Canada from France. His special passion was horses and in his later years he bred and sold quarter horses.
His memorial service which was held in the Brisco Hall on May 29th was attended by several hundred friends and family.