Howard Wiley Wiggins
April 10, 1917 – March 30, 2010
Wiley passed away at the age of 92 on the family ranch in Fox Valley, Saskatchewan on March 30, 2010. He was born at Miocene on April 10, 1917.
Wiley is survived by his children – Edwin (Sandra) of Abbotsford, BC, James (Carol) of Kamloops, BC, Irene Mather (Wayne) of Armstrong, BC, Eric, Robin and Hugh (Irene) of Fox Valley, SK. Grandchildren; Wiley
of Edmonton, AB, Ray of Williams Lake, BC, Jason (Jillian) of Kamloops, BC, Judson (Susan) of Winnipeg, MB, Ethan, Graham, Anna, Owen and Ross of Fox Valley, SK. Great granddaughters; Olivia and Emily of Kamloops, BC, his sister Ida Ford (Len) of Kamloops, BC and numerous nieces and nephews whom he cared for very much.
Predeceased by his parents James & Mabel, wife Betty (nee Thuveson), his brother Jim and sisters Mable, Mary, Ethel, Nada, Thelma, Ina and Hilda.
Wiley was raised in Miocene and ranched on the family homestead until 1959. He served his country valorously in WWII and was also a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge. For the next 38 years he ranched in the interior of BC, retiring to Fox Valley in 1996.
He will be remembered for his gentleness with both people and animals – perhaps the original “whisperer”. He leaves a huge hole in the lives of us who loved him dearly.
A life well-lived.
A Memorial Tea will be held Sunday, June 13 at the Miocene Hall from 2:30 until 4:30.