His obituary from the April 9, 2014 Nipawin Journal newspaper:
ARNST, Arthur Friedrich - Arthur Friedrich Arnst was born October 8th, 1923 in Rosthern, SK to Peter & Anna Arnst. Art grew up in the Moose Plains district near Nipawin on his parents farm with his brother Walter and his sister Helen. Art went to school in the Redwood school district at Nipawin. He graduated grade
8 before leaving school. On June 15th, 1949 Art married Florence Mckibbin in Nipawin, SK. Art and Florence had three children, Ronald, Lorna and Eileen. Art began his working life as an employee of the Saskatchewan Liquor Board store in Nipawin. He then moved to Gronlid as an elevator agent for McCabe Grain. The next step was Viscount as a manager of the Beaver Lumber yard. He continued his career in the building trades in Melfort selling homes for Muttart Homes and Ad·Fab before joining the Melfort Co-op as a lumberyard manager. He retired from the Co-op. During his retirement he remained active by managing several smaller businesses including the bingo hall, arena concession stand and a Watkins dealership. He was a dedicated member of the Elks Club, rising to the position of District Deputy. Later in life he was active as a supporter of the Reform political party. Art enjoyed curling, waterfowl hunting, golfing and later in life he enjoyed quilting and painting. He was also an avid reader of a wide variety of books. Art enlisted in the RCAF and served at Dafoe, SK training base for much of the war. He taught the gunners and bombarders how to use their equipment, including machine guns and bomb sites. He spent one year in Europe and was stationed in Germany when the war ended. He achieved the rank of leading Air Corpsman (LAC) before being honorably discharged in 1946. He was predeceased by his parents Peter & Anna, his sister Helen and his wife Florence. Left to treasure his memory are his son Ron (Alma), daughter Lorna (Murray), daughter Eileen (Jay); grandchildren Trina, Kevin (Beth), Vivian, Jennifer and Brooke, great granddaughter Kaylee as well as numerous other relatives and friends. On March 29th, 2014 Art passed away in the Melfort Hospital. A Memorial service was held on April 3rd, 2014 in the HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEl, Nipawin, SK with Pastor Darcy Cust officiating. Art was laid to rest in Mabel Hill Cemetery. Condolences to the famity may also be expressed by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.heritagefuneral.ca. Arrangements for the late Arthur Arnst have been entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home in Nipawin, SK.