Herbert Patrick Kreger Oct. 31, 1928-Nov. 27, 2017
After a short battle with cancer, Herb slipped away on an unusually sunny and warm November day surrounded by the love of his family.
Herb was born to his parents, Ronald and Mary Kreger, in Vancouver, B.C. and grew up on a farm in Sardis, B.C. with his parents and six siblings.
Herb went to school in Sardis and Chilliwack, however farm chores took precedence over school attendance.
He married the love of his life, Bertha, in 1948 and they have been blessed with 69 years together.
Herb and Bertha had five children, Jimmy (Deceased), Ron (Janice), Judy, Darlene (Blake) and Gary (Katherine), six granddaughters, Heidi, Julia, Tabatha, Carrie, Shelby and Kelly and great-grandson Sheldon.
Herb and Bertha have lived in Kamloops for 62 years, 58 of those years in Valleyview.
Herb began his working life cutting meat in Sardis, moving on to open his own meat shop there. Herb was involved in starting the meat department in the Overwaitea Food chain. After a few years of independently providing this service for the chain, Overwaitea bought him out and he went on to work as a meat manager for the company for 37 years, finishing his career at the Overwaitea (Save On) in Sahali. Throughout his years at Overwaitea, Herb established relationships with many customers including local farmers and ranchers. He always had time for half a cup.
After a very successful career, Herb enjoyed many years of travelling, camping and bowling with his wife Bertha and many good times with family. He spent countless hours in his yard enjoying his passion for gardening.
Herb's wish is for a family gathering in the spring.
Condolences may be expressed at www.kamloopsfirstmemorial.com