Russell Travis (Rusty) Waterson passed away at Piccadilly Terrace in Salmon Arm on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the age of 94 years. A Celebration of Life for Rusty and his wife Louise, who passed away in December 2013, will be held at the Sicamous Seniors’ Center on Sunday afternoon, August 31, 2014 at 2 pm. Interment of Rusty & Louise’s cremated remains will take place in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke.
Rusty was born in Victoria, BC, on December 16, 1919, and had been a long-time resident of Sicamous. He was raised in the Enderby area and in his younger years worked at many different jobs, from working in the Victoria area at a shipyard where the Liberty Ships were built for the war effort, to working with the CPR in Revelstoke and in Sicamous. In the early 1960s he worked at road construction, at first on the Rogers Pass and subsequent projects around the province, eventually ending up working with the Highways Department in Sicamous, where he worked until he retired. Gardening with Louise was Rusty’s favourite past-time and playing crib and bowling were long-time hobbies.
Rusty was predeceased by his wife Louise. He is survived by two sons: Ralph (Judy) of Sicamous and Harley (Livia) of Surrey; two step grandchildren: Don (Angela) Waterson of Revelstoke and Dennis (Robin) Peterson of Vanderhoof and one sister, Bernice McCormick of Vancouver.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Rusty’s obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.