Jan. 31, 1935 – March 1, 2014
Ivan Gregson passed away suddenly at home on March 1st, 2014 at the age of 79 years. He will be sadly missed by his sweetheart Jeannette Spooner with whom he spent 21 happy years.
Ivan was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Illa Gregson; his brother Edward; sisters Kathleen Hutchison, Gladys Williams and Velma Cowels as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ivan was born on the farm near Cookson, SK on January 31, 1935. He suffered many illnesses in his lifetime. He had asthma as a small child, he lost his father when he was only twelve years old and had Polio at age fifteen. It left him with a weakened left arm and shoulder. He never let it slow him down and he was very active all his life until the last couple of years.
Ivan had cancer in his 50s, a heart attack in his 60s, a stroke in his 70s, cancer again in his 70s and in later years, dementia. Ivan was a trapper, a cowboy and a truck driver, although he drove truck for thirty four years he was always a cowboy at heart. To know him was to love him.
He was cremated and his ashes will be interred at the Bridesville Cemetery. There will be a memorial service at the Bridesville Hall at 10:30 a.m. Saturday May 10, 2014.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.