Esther Forrister

Esther Forrister

Esther was born in Foston, Saskatchewan on October 30, 1918, one of 7 children. She took her schooling in Rose Valley and worked as an egg candler. She married Frank Forrister in 1945 and farmed until 1960. They moved to Ymir, B.C. where they operated a dairy farm and delivered daily products to surrounding areas until 1974. They moved to the town of Ymir and operated a corner store and garage until retiring. Mom moved to Campbell River October 2007 to live with daughter Donna. Esther was predeceased by her parents Martin and Mathilda Holo, brother Harry, sisters Gladys and Evelyn, her loving husband Frank, daughters Deanna and Caroline, sons-in-law Arnold Hurd and Glenn Kmiecik and 4 sisters-in-law, 3brothers-in-law and spouses. She is survived by Sandy (Ted) Tull of Elkford, B.C., Donna Hurd of Campbell River, B.C., Dennis (Chris) Forrester of Spruce Grove, Alberta, Les (Deb) Forrester of Courtenay, B.C., Glenn (Jen) Elikford, B.C., Janice (Ken) Spiers of Fort McMurray, Ab., Brenda (Chris) Carne of Fort McMurray Ab., 22 grandchildren and 22 great grand children. Also survived by sisters Myrtle (Alex) Milne of Langhan, Saskatchewan, Joyce McGillerary of Manitou, Manitoba, brother Roy Holo of Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, and surviving sister-in-law Ruth Forrister of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening, crafts, knitting, crocheting, bingo, cards, casino and was also known for decorating many wedding cakes, baking and meals. If friends so wish donations in Her memory made to the Ymir Fife Department. Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services (250) 287-3366.

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