Archie Robert Crozier

Archie Robert Crozier was born

August 26, 1919 in DesMoines, Iowa.

During World War 2 he served in the navy in the South Pacific.

He married Rose Ethyl Syverson in 1942. Their first 4 children were born in Des Moines and 2 more in Bend. Oregon where they lived for 10 years.

Archie worked as an electrician. In 1968 while on a trip to Alaska, he and a friend dropped in to Cedarville to visit a relative. He was so impressed with the area that he moved his family to South Hazelton in 1969. On route they stayed with the Ed. Fowler family in Vanderhoof for a few months.

They became involved with church and community throughout the 30 years they spent in the Hazeltons. Archie assisted the scouting work Rose became Hazelton’s librarian and later was postmistress at South Hazelton.

They have been described as friends to the friendless. Numerous folks enjoyed their hospitality and many young people found shelter in their home for as long as needed. They lived a non-materialistic life and were generous in time and resources. They made many friends and have left so many memories.

They often commented how grateful they were for a wonderful life together. Archie and Rose were always ready for a visit, a song fest or game evening, cottage life at Babine with friends and for Archie – fishing.

He loved to tell stories of his flying adventures. Rose was quietly relieved when his cessna was overturned and ruined during a windstorm at the Smithers Airport –she had had her share of having lived those adventures! Archie was self-employed as an electrician and then worked for Rim Forest Products. He and Rose lived as snowbirds for 15 years, returning to Canada for the summer months. They settled in Portland in 1999, near their children.

Their son Dan died August 24, 1967 and Rose on January 9,2005. Archie died on October 14, 2007 after a brief illness.

His survivors include his daughters Sandra Archey, Brenda Converse and Crystal Barros; sons, Archie R. Jr. and Robert; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-great grandchildren; 1 great-great-great grandchild and many friends in the U.S. and Canada.

Remembrances may be made to the Salvation Army.

A memorial service was held in Portland on Oct. 19 with burial at Willamette National Cemetery.

Archie and Rose, you will be missed.

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