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Austin David Purdy

January 4, 1936 - October 26, 2013


Austin David Purdy was born to David and Gertrude Purday at Wynot , Saskatchewan on January 4th, 1936.  He will be sadly missed by his surviving son Craig, granddaughter Chelsea, great grandson Caden and siblings, Oscar [Merlene] of Fruitvale, Kathleen [Jaakko} Levanaho of Creston, Carmen [Carol ] of Cranbrook, Lorne [Brenda] of Genelle, Sharon Halifax and Blaine of Kimberley and several nieces and nephews.  Austin is predeceased by his son Kevin and parents David and Gertrude Purdy.           

Austin's parents moved to Trail, BC in 1941 and to Fruitvale in 1943 where Austin received his schooling, was married and had two sons.  Most of his working years were spent as a surveyor in various locations throughout British Columbia, including the Creston-Salmo Skyway.He enjoyed hunting and fishing and playing the guitar at family functions.

Austin passed away at Fort Steele on Saturday, October 26, 2013.  There will be a private service for family and close friends at Mark Memorial Funeral Home, 2024 Industrial Road #2 on Friday, November. 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lea Cameron
Relation: Know Carmen & Carol

Dear Carmen & Carol,

Carmen, I am saddened to read of the passing of your brother, Austin. As one well acquainted with deep sorrow, I sincerely send my condolences to you now and in all coming days. Grieving is hard, but I pray that God will comfort you as only He is able.

Most sincerely,
Lea (Mark) Cameron

From: Tara Sykes
Relation: Family friend

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Austin always brought a smile to my face, and a laugh as well. I will be thinking of you all.

From: Dru Castle
Relation: Friend since 1950's

Dear Carmen, Oscar, Kathleen, Sharon and Lorne and family’s. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May all your memories of Austin give you comfort and peace in the days to come.
Sincerely, Dru

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 8, 2013
Beginning at 1:00pm

Mark Memorial Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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