LEWIS, NELSON RUSSELL
July 28, 1934 – April 17, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nelson Lewis on April 17, at Ridgewood Lodge in Princeton, B.C.
Nelson lived a full and active life. He travelled the world, was a volunteer firefighter, an accomplished author, a Welterweight Champion, Golden Glove boxer and an accomplished Chef, serving presidents, prime ministers and his favourite, the Queen of England.
Nelson cooked and served for many during his 10 years of service in the Navy.
He later turned his life’s experiences into a column known as “Season to Taste” which he shared with Similkameen Spotlight readers since 1998. In his younger years, Nelson worked for CBC Radio, the Yukon Star and News, wrote for Outdoor Canada and Camping Canada magazines as well as writing many books, novels and cookbooks throughout the remainder of his life.
Nelson was predeceased by his parents; Ward and Alma, son Christopher and by his brothers; Ward and Bruce.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Donna, daughter Sandra (Rick) and daughter Debra – fondly known as T.
First wife Marjorie and their children; son Darrell, and daughters; Sherré, Deborah and Lisa. Nelson is also survived by his sister-in-law Ingrid, 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild (on the way), as well as numerous cousins and friends around the globe.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Adams,
Dr. Eva and all of the staff members of Princeton General Hospital and Ridgewood Lodge for the care and love they gave Nelson during his 3 and a 1/2 year stay.
An invitation is extended to join the family for Tea at the Princeton Legion Hall at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 25.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Princeton Highway Extrication Society in memory of Nelson would be appreciated.