September 13, 1931 - August 2, 2020
Born in Nakusp an only child to Herta and Arvid Gran, Arden took his schooling in Nakusp. In his earlier years after graduation, he worked for BC Tel putting in telephone poles. He also worked on building arenas in western Canada and had a hand in building the Carena in Viking, Alberta (home of the Sutters). He was an alderman on the first Nakusp Village Council. Arden was also a charter member of the Kinsmen Club and the K-40s, where he contributed to many projects like the health centre and the building of the two arenas.
He was very proud to have played commercial hockey on the same team with his two sons. He went to Cal Teck to learn his trade. He then put in 35 years working for Celgar, the local logging company, as a heavy duty mechanic, later becoming shop superintendent.
When the company moved its offices to Castlegar, he then started his own company called Agran Services, doing a variety of jobs.
Survived by his wife Judy of 62 years, daughter September (Tim), son Brad (Julia), grandsons Laine Weighill (Janell) and Alex and Landon Gran, granddaughters Shea Weighill and Olivia Gran, daughter- inlaw Gwen Weighill, stepsons Dustin (Sarah) and Brandon (Mey) Blair, step great grandchildren Makena, Levi and Brianna. Arden was predeceased by his son Keith in 2017. He also leaves to mourn many, many relatives on the Hascarl side. Many thanks to the wonderful nurses and doctors of our local Arrow Lakes Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.