Jul 12, 1930 – Feb 5, 2018
Dad passed away peacefully at Mountain View Village with his wife of 65 years Marie by his side.
Dad is survived by those of us still living and predeceased by those who are not.
Dad was the oldest of seven children and had eight of his own, plus five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and his special “buds” Meowder.
Dad spent much of his youth in Joe Rich with his Uncle Leo, where he gained his love of nature, fishing and camping. He was a sheep herder in the Greystokes at the age of 16 years and had some pretty cool stories to tell about his encounters with bears and other critters. Dad loved to read and had an opinion on everything. He was always a champion for the underdog. Those who knew him well will have at least one memory of having a heated argument with Dad on politics or something else he was passionate about.
Dad was a hard worker and spent most of his career as a truck driver. Unfortunately dad spent the last years dealing with dementia. He was a resident of Mountain View and we would like to thank all the staff for their loving care of our father. Special thanks go out to Promila for going above and beyond, also to Dr. Sebulsky who respected dad’s wishes and allowed him to keep his dignity.
Dementia is a disease that holds a person prisoner and robs them of all that is precious. We won’t be having a service at this time by would like to ask you to donate to the Alzheimer’s Society or an animal shelter near you.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com.
Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299.
First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna