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Wolfe, Cecelia (nee Cochran)

Posted By Castlegar Funeral Chapel On September 15, 2020 @ 3:26 pm In Obituaries | 1 Comment

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Wolfe, Cecelia, nee Cochran, took her last breath on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at 6:21 am in Castlegar, B.C.  She was born May 27, 1928, in Trail, B.C.         

Cecelia grew up in Trail, BC.  Cecelia became a dental hygienist and practiced in Trail.   She married her sweetheart Jimmy Wolfe, the hockey player from Trail.  She loved her children dearly.  She leaves behind her daughter Ellen, her son Derek (Sheila), her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her sisters Evelyn Chesser and Lou Bordin and families as well as many nieces, nephews, cousin’s and friends.   She was predeceased by her husband James E Wolfe, her father Samuel Thomas Cochran born in Falkirk, Scotland and her mother Lillian Stewart born in Greenock, Scotland, her brother Stewart, and her sister Betty.

She traveled with her husband to various places including Scotland and Hawaii.  She loved to travel with Jim, they enjoyed visiting family abroad and sightseeing.  They loved to travel to Osoyoos and Victoria to see Ellen.  In later years, she still traveled throughout the Okanagan with her granddaughter and family.  Her trip to “The Castle” in Vernon with her great grandchildren was the best trip she ever took and her trip to see Ellen in Victoria in 2019 was unforgettable.

She loved riding her small Honda motor bike on the back roads with Jim, when the family was young. Cecelia never got her driver’s license, but this never held her back, she walked everywhere in Trail and enjoyed walking even in her 90’s.

Cecelia loved gardening and appreciated nature. She loved her family home in Trail.   She was especially proud of her magnificent apricot tree, she grew from a seed.  She loved to share her harvest of apricots with her neighbors and friends. She kept a beautiful home and was a meticulous seamstress and made clothes for her family and herself.  She especially loved making outfits for her grandchildren.   When she moved to her Castlegar home, she loved sitting at the window and looking out the window at the flowers.  She loved the fruit trees and all the hummingbirds that would come right up to her widow.  She was always eager to plant flowers, work in the garden and she loved to sit on the riding lawn mower, ready to mow the grass.   

Cecelia had the most heartfelt laugh that was infectious and brought smiles to those around her.  She had a cheeky sense of humour and loved to make others laugh.

In later years after Jim’s death, she spent as much of her time as she could with her granddaughter. And she avidly played catch, basketball and soccer with her great grandchildren.  Cecelia loved being a grandmother and her grand children and great grandchildren gave her untold joy.  She often said she had the best life with her family in her 80’s and 90’s.

She always told stories about growing up with her dogs Pal and Rex.  They were German Shephard mix and she remembered playing with them and trying to ride on their back when she was 3 years old.  In later years, she enjoyed the loyal company of Nelly, Golden Retriever, who loved to lay at her feet.  

Cecelia was a strong, independent woman who made her own decisions, always based on the bible.   Cecilia loved the bible and bible truths and enjoyed her association with her spiritual brothers and sisters.  Even in her 90’s she continued to conduct regular home bible studies.  She cherished her bible students and will be fondly remembered for her heartfelt prayers and deep appreciation for bible truths.  She will be remembered for her unwavering loyalty to Jehovah as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She will be lovingly remembered, by Debbie (Ruth 1:16,17), her family and friends and all those who look forward to the time when we will see her again.

Heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their kind messages of condolences. sincere thanks to Doctor Van and caregivers at Talarico Place for their compassion and care in making Cecelia’s last days as comfortable as possible. Special thanks to Bill Strilaeff at Castlegar Funeral Chapel.


SONG 151

He Will Call

(Job 14:13-15 [1])

  1. Life, like a mist, appears for just a day,

Then disappears tomorrow.

All that we are can quickly fade away,

Replaced with tears and sorrow.

If a man should die, can he live again?

Hear the promise God has made:


He will call; The dead will answer.

They will live at his command.

For he will have a longing

For the work of his own hand.

So have faith, and do not wonder,

For our God can make us stand.

And we will live forever,

As the work of his own hand.

  1. Friends of our God, though they may pass away,

Will never be forsaken.

All those asleep who in God’s memory stay,

From death he will awaken.

Then we’ll come to see all that life can be:

Paradise eternally.


He will call; The dead will answer.

They will live at his command.

For he will have a longing

For the work of his own hand.

So have faith, and do not wonder,

For our God can make us stand.

And we will live forever,

As the work of his own hand.

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Condolence from Deb on September 15th, 2020 4:16 pm

Love you forever❤️

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