The family of Rune Lindholm regret to announce his passing in January 2016.
Dr. Rune Lindholm was a dentist in Sweden, Quesnel and Fraser Lake for a total of 51 years of practice. He was a man with many ideas and interests.
Karl Erik Rune Lindholm was born 1934 in Anundsjö, Sweden.
His mother Brita Lindholm was a seamstress and his father Erik Otto Lindholm was a labourer. Showing scholastic aptitude, he was sent to Fjellstedska school in Uppsala in 1947, where he was to meet his future wife Kerstin some years later, and were married in 1956.
Declining to emigrate with his brother Nels to B.C. Canada, he instead attended dental school, graduating in 1961. Rune always had an interest in cars, driving and tinkering with his Studebaker Avanti, and in 1968 he was a founder and the first president of the Swedish Hot Rod Association (SHRA). Sweden’s first drag racing event followed in 1968.
In 1970/71 the family emigrated to Vancouver, where Rune received his
Canadian dental credentials and then moved to Quesnel in 1972. He initially worked in Dr. Bowron’s office, and then set up his own dental office on Reid St. in 1974.
Over the years he was involved with photography, film, building electronics, flying his plane, rose gardening, camping, cooking, wine making, Studebakers, machining, and travel. He was a collector and loved his home in Kersley which provided both beauty and ample storage space.
He was predeceased by his wife Kerstin in 1996 and his brother Nels in 2015.
Rune is survived by children George, Erik (Judy Ting), Karin (Gary Howe), and Anna
(Michael Krutzen); grandchildren Vance, Graham, Carson, Gerry, Maria, and Linnea as well as sister Inger in Sweden.