William Arthur Liddicoat

October 22, 1918 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 101)


October 22, 1918 – March 17, 2020
Arthur was the eldest of 5 children born to British parents William and Frances Liddicoat who settled in Hedley, B.C. after WWI.
Shortly after his birth in the Hedley Hospital, the family spent a cold winter in a tent at Nickleplate. A few months after his birth, Arthur’s father, William became very ill with the Spanish Flu and was no longer able to work at the Hedley mine. With the assistance from the Soldier Settlement Act, they then acquired a parcel of land on what is now Liddicoat Road, outside Keremeos. With the exception of time served during WWII, Arthur lived his entire life at this location.
Some people say that “everything you need to know, you can learn in your own backyard”. Arthur was a good example of that. His roots ran deep in this valley. And if you were to ask Arthur for the secret to his longevity, he would say very little and simply point his finger towards his devoted wife, May!
Arthur was predeceased by his siblings Wallace, Alfred, Frances and son Gordon Liddicoat.
He is lovingly remembered by his sister, Freda Webb, his beloved wife, May of 73 years, his daughter Joan, grandsons Robert and Lorne, great grandchildren Jenna and Cash, daughter-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank everyone in the healthcare team who helped to fulfill his final wish to remain in his home at the end of his long life.
A celebration of Arthur’s life will be announced at a future date.

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