Year in review: Noteworthy passings of 2015

A look at some of the prominent people we lost this year.

Dorothy Bayoff, 101. Woolworth’s counter manager. Died April 9.

Doris Bradshaw, 94. Nelson Daily News editor, columnist, and archivist. Died May 29.

Melitta Brewster, 106. Nelson’s oldest citizen. Died Jan. 19

Art Field, 79. Longtime Salmo educator, coach, and school trustee. Died July 14 in Trail.

Aya Higashi, 96. Longtime teacher and last remaining Kaslo resident interned there during the Second World War.

Vic Howe, 85. Former Nelson Maple Leaf and Gordie Howe’s brother. Died Jan. 31 in Moncton.

Joe Irving, 103. Longtime ironworker and author. Died Sept. 23.

Lyle Kristiansen, 76. Two-time Member of Parliament for Kootenay West. Died June 18 in Sechelt.

Wayne King. Painter, woodcutter, philosopher, and eccentric. Died June 14.

Brooke Malakoff, 20. Advocate for childhood cancer research. Died Oct. 17 of a rare tumour.

Terry Napora. Longtime Nelson lawyer. Died June 24.

Holley Rubinsky, 72. Award-winning author, editor, mentor and writing teacher. Died Aug. 1 in Kaslo.

Henry Stevenson, 99. Machinist, aviator, history buff. Died May 17.

 

 

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