The family of Millard Leroy (Shorty) Backous regrets to announce his passing at Mt. Cartier Court on August 4, 2015, at the age of 91 years. He was born in Olds, Alberta, on June 18, 1924,, the son of Frank and Bernice Backous. He was one of 12 children and is survived by six siblings. Millard came to Revelstoke as a young man, where he met and married his wife of 50 years, Mary (nee Stobart), who passed away in 1998.
Also left to mourn his passing is his three daughters: Shirley Davis, Carol Common and Judy Hall all of Revelstoke; his grandchildren and his many nephews and nieces.
Millard was a devout Jehovah’s Witness since the age of 17 years where he made many friends. He worked as a logger when he first came to Revelstoke, then at the Enterprise Brewery making their own good beer and his last job for 25 years was with the National Parks of Canada, which he retired from in 1985.
His love of music was a constant throughout his life; his home was always full of music. He played his guitar, loved to sing and was a great yodeler. Millard loved to get together and jam with “The Band.” He wasn’t a carpenter, but with some help, he was able to build his own house in 1965. He liked to tinker and putter around his house, always coming up with projects to do. He will be missed.
There will be no funeral service, as requested. If desired, a donation in Millard’s name can be made to Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., Suite 300, 828-West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2 or to the charity of one’s choice.
We would like to thank all the wonderful staff and caregivers at Mt. Cartier Court who gave Millard such excellent care during his stay. Thanks for caring.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Millard’s obituary notice at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.