Ture was born in Prince George to Bror and Magda. The family moved to Stump Lake, Saskatchewan in 1928. Ture settled back in Lac La Hache in 1948, married Shirley Woods in 1952 and raised 8 children. Ture spoke fondly of his childhood in Stump Lake and the one room school house. He learned his trade of dozer operator on the Hart Highway and had a part in creating many of the roads and highways in the Cariboo. Service was a big part of Ture’s life as a member of the Elks and the Lions, which came to his coining Lac La Hache “The Longest Town in the Cariboo.” After retirement he used his enjoyment of animals, wildlife and bird watching to become a S.P.C.A officer. Ture was a bike enthusiast and spent many hours outback in the bush. He never missed coffee mornings at Clancy’s with his friends. As a trivia aficionado, he loved to share his witticism. He was a quiet, gentle man; honest and non judgemental, a very likeable guy. His family was extremely proud to call him dad and poppa. He leaves a huge hole in our hearts. Ture is survived by sons Iver, David, Dean; daughters Verna (Wade) Fisher, Lana (Lorne) Foley, Diane (Shane) Knight; grandchildren Tom (Jill) Wasstrom, Trevor (Carrie) Fisher, Latisha Fisher, Brittany Wasstrom, J.C Foley, Tyler Foley, Xavier Knight, Nick Knight, Logan Wasstrom, Sam Wasstrom; great-grandchildren Cody, Hallie, Carson, Sam, Zoe; brother Roy (Cristine); sister Sally (Amby) Gustafson. Predeceased by wife Shirley, daughter Janice, nephew Gerald; also brothers Gunner, Sune and Eric.
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