Blake William Jackson
1963 - 2001
Blake William Jackson, known fondly as 'Puppet' or 'Gumby' to family and friends was a resident of South Dawson Arras district until his untimely tragic death, at his home, on May 27, 2001 at 38 years of age. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2001 at the Elks Hall, Dawson Creek, with Peggy Bergeron officiating. Cremation followed.
Blake was born on May 23, 1963 in Edmonton, Alberta, the baby of the family born to Leo and Laura Jackson. A baby brother for his three sisters, Anita, Theresa, Brenda, and brother, Guy. The Jackson family moved to Dawson Creek when Blake was four years old and this has been home every since. Blake has two children, Dustin and Candice, and last Christmas was engaged to be married to Brenda Magnan, with her two daughters, Jodi and Danielle.
Blake's children, Dustin and Candice, were the most important people in his life. He always kept his promises to them, had good advice, and had time for them, as he cooked, cleaned, did laundry and even tried to sew Candice's dance costume. There wasn't anything Blake wouldn't try to do for the people he loved. He stayed by his mother's side through her fight with cancer and was with her at the time of her death. Over the past 10 years, Blake spent almost all of his lunch hours from work bringing soup and sandwiches up to his dad, and having lunch with him.
Blake also had a very strong work ethic and was very mechanically inclined. He started out with three part time jobs while attending high school. After graduating high school he went to work for Terry Roberts at 'Northern Diesel'. He worked for Terry for several years and then left to work for Roy Atkinson at Maqueena Maintenance for a couple of years. He then returned to Northern Diesel for the rest of his career, giving his all to every job he did . . . Terry recalls many times when Blake would leave for a family commitment and then come back to finish a job.
However, it wasn't all work and no play for Blake. He enjoyed camping, boating, skiing, hunting, shooting, practical jokes and listening to Garth Brooks and Shania Twain. In fact for his last birthday wish, Blake asked for hair, or Shania Twain, or a million bucks.
Blake was a little brother who tormented his sisters' boyfriends. When Anita was dating her husband, Roger, Blake would be up on the landing of the porch throwing potatoes at them while they said their good-byes for the night. He was the little brother who tormented Brenda when she was babysitting him . . . she would lock herself in the bathroom to get away from him.
Theresa will never forget the night out camping in her motor home, just her and the kids, and she had a visit from a bear that shook the motor home and left claw marks and tracks... a few days later she found it was really Blake and Guy.
He was the little brother that teased his nieces and nephews . . . he became an uncle at age 10, so he was very close to his nieces and nephews. However, it wasn't so funny when he got them upset by telling them he'd shot the Easter Bunny; but the family got even with him by making him dance the butterfly with his sisters in gum boots.
Blake was more than a little brother, he was a best friend, and a huge hearted person who wore his heart on his sleeve. He confided in his family and was their confidant as well. As a family, they cried together, laughed together, raised a glass together.
Blake touched many peoples lives which extended beyond family to the neighbors and community. Blake's close friends and neighbors, Ron and Louise Perdue, got a surprise one day while working in their garden, when a bullet zinged past them.. Blake was shooting at a magpie and the bullet ricocheted off a building into the Perdue Garden. The next Christmas they received a garden hat that was actually an army helmet with painted flowers on it and a sign that said 'Perdue's Gardening Hat'!
Blake was a volunteer firefighter for over 10 years, a fire captain and a qualified first responder. The Arras Fire fighters wrote the following tribute to Blake:
"He was a great son to his father, a wonderful father and friend to his son Dustin and his daughter Candice. He was an outstanding friend and fire fighter. He was one of the main anchors on the fire crews, he served as Director for the Arras Fire Department, and did a great job as "emcee" at our Fire Dance. He was also excellent at problem solving and mechanics. Neighbors and fellow firefighters could always depend on him to respond when he was needed. Blake was a good friend to all who knew him and he will be sadly missed."
Whoever said that only the good die young must have known someone like Blake.
Blake was predeceased by his mother, Laura.
He will be lovingly remembered by his: children, Candice and Dustin Jackson; fiance, Brenda Magnan, and her children, Jodi and Danielle; father Leo Jackson; sisters, Anita (Roger) Bouchard, Teresa (Lance) Hingley, and Brenda (Jim) Yamkowy; brother, Guy (Laurie) Jackson; nieces and nephews, Paul, Desiree, Wade, and Melissa Bouchard, Tom, Ben, and Quin Hingley, Mark, Angela, Lane, and Jarred Jackson, Joshua, Matthew, Dylan, and Kayleen Yamkowy, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Rev. Willem (Wim) Peter Janssen
1933 - 1999
Willem Peter Janssen, know as Wim, passed away suddenly on Dec. 24, 1999 in Maple Ridge where he and his wife Marilyn were caring for Marilyn's recently bereaved father. Wim was born in The Hague, Holland on Nov. 16, 1933, the fifth child in a family of seven.
At the age of 20, Wim emigrated to Vancouver, B.C. where he studied at UBC, graduating in 1959 with a degree in Forestry. He met Marilyn in 1958 and they were married on Nov. 6, 1959. For 40 years, Wim was a loving husband and together raised six children. He will be remembered as the best grandfather (Opa) to his 16 grandchildren.
While at UBC, Wim became a Christian. People who sensed his gift strongly encouraged him to become a minister. He studied at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and was a Presbyterian minister in Fort Vermilion, Alberta; Petawawa, Ontario; Fort St. John, B.C. and Salmon Arm, B.C. Wim resigned from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Salmon Arm and was almost immediately asked to consider social work. The family was caring for a foster daughter at the time.
He was lovingly trained by fellow employees and in Salmon Arm was known as the "Office Bishop". Wim and Marilyn moved to Dawson Creek in 1990 to be near four of his six children and their families. He retired one year ago, then took on a three month contract. Other than a wonderful trip to Scotland last May, he never got to do the projects he had lined up.
Wim had a thing for trains and started a model train collection eight years ago. His other hobbies included photography, gardening, stamp collecting and reading.
Wim started each day by reading a passage from the Bible, then praying for his family, friends, neighbors (all by name) His great passion was that everyone he was in contact with would allow themselves to experience the love of God as he did. Music was very important to Wim with the bagpipes being his favorite instrument. Wim spent a lot of time choosing just the right hymns for the services he conducted.
Wim was a take-charge, strong person and his wife and children can't imagine life without him. He knew he was a perfectionist and was trying hard to overcome that trait.
For the last number of years. Wim belonged to Gideons International - an organization that places Bibles in motels, prisons, schools, etc. He was always thrilled to read testimonies of those who had responded to God's love because of reading a Gideon Bible.
Wim will be remembered for his compassion and sensitivity. He was a much loved brother by his four brothers and two sisters who resided in Holland, Germany and Canada. Wim deeply loved his six children and their partners and was totally committed to being there for them.
Because of severe chest pain, Wim spent Dec. 22 in the Maple Ridge Hospital. When all tests proved negative, he was discharged. Early Christmas Eve morning, Wim died of a heart attack.
Wim was predeceased by his dear parents, Peter and Hendrika Janssen-Van Eijsbergen, mother-in-law Betty Gerbrandt and brother-in-law Nico Mulder. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, children Karen (Grant) Herman, John (Gladys) Janssen, Steve (Jacqueline) Janssen, Linda (Gary) Janssen, Melody (Don) Janssen, Arliss (James) McKechnie and 16 much loved grandchildren. Also mourning his passing are his brothers Hans, Peter, Donald of Holland, Rob of Ontario and his sisters Anneke of Holland and Els of Germany.
Elizabeth Rose Jeannotte
1933 - 2000
Elizabeth Rose Jeannotte, better known as 'Betty' Jeannotte, resident of Bonanza, Alberta, passed away in Edmonton on October 15, 2000 at 67 years of age.
A funeral service was held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 19 at the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, Dawson Creek, B.C. with Father Chris Lynch officiating. A private family interment service was held at the Hillhaven Cemetery, Bonanza, Alta.
Betty was born on Sept. 29, 1933 at Barthel, Sask. to parents Valentine and Rose Stockman. There were seven sisters, and one brother in Betty's family and she was the second oldest. Her years of childhood and schooling took place at Barthel.
It was in Barthel where she met Rene. After working 12 years in a Safeway in Edmonton, she applied for a transfer to Dawson Creek to be closer to Rene. On Dec. 31, 1963 on a cold wintery day, Betty and Rene were married in Dawson Creek. Their daughter, Janice was born in July of 1964, and not long after, Gloria and Gayle arrived in May of 1965. Seven years later, their son Wade arrived in September of 1972.
Betty was very involved with her 15 grandchildren's activities as well as her grandchildren's many friends. Her love and caring for children was always a priority, each in their own special ways. Going to hockey games, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, baseball, and taking time to fish was always an encouraging importance to Betty. Betty's own favorite sports were baseball, curling, cross country skiing and attending school bingos. She was an active member in many community events.
Betty worked hard; their yard looked like a park. She loved gardening, and most of all, canning. Her many great meals and deep freeze full of cookies for the grandchildren will forever be remembered. Being a very dedicated wife and mother, she never worried about unexpected company for meals as long as you were on time. Late was not good.
Having many talents such as knitting, crocheting, and sewing, Betty was always patient and eager to teach and guide her lovable children.
Betty was predeceased by her parents and two sisters.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Rene Jeannotte; children Janice (Larry) Rudy, Gloria (Dale) Juell, Gayle (Don) Jean, and Wade (Karie) Jeannotte; grandchildren Justin and Tasha Rudy; Tiffany, Branden, Josh, Matthew, Rachel, and Jesse Juell; Bradley, Rebecca, Sarah, Michael, Joseph and Steven Jean; and Kiela Jeannotte; brother George Stockman; sisters Shirley (Joe) Courtepatte, Steffie (Arnold) Scheopp, Anne (Pat) Scheridan, and Gloria (Ron) Peebles. Betty will also be sadly missed by all her relatives, friends and neighbours.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. of Dawson Creek, B.C.
Lincoln Russel Jeffery
1936 - 2000
Lincoln Russel Jeffery, resident of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, passed away on November 6, 2000 in Pouce Coupe at 64 years of age. He was born on April 15, 1936 in Woodlands, Manitoba.
A funeral service was held Friday Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at the South Peace United Church, Dawson Creek, with Captain Joan Shayler officiating.
The eulogy was given by Jake Merrick. Pallbearers were Tom Sheck, Larry Pocock, Les Balan, Art Patterson, Kevin Berry, and Orval Whitford; Honorary Pallbearers were: Robb Jeffery, Harvey Lambert, Bob Pratt, Jake Merrick, Sonny Jeffery, Harvey Spence, and Leonard Morton. Interment followed at the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek.
Lincoln was predeceased by his father Allan Jeffery, and his brothers Robert, Arnold, and Ronald.
He will be lovingly remembered by his special friend Dagmar Benn; sons Bill (Carey) Jeffery, Doug Jeffery (Ruth Soar), and Robb (Tammy) Jeffery; grandchildren Carla, Jenna, Tristan, Samantha, and Montrese; mother Ethel Jeffery; brother Sonny Jeffery (Berta Sinclair); sisters Donna Riding, Brenda (Les) Balan, and Peggy (Jim) Jackson; sister-in-law Shirley Jeffery; and brother-in-law Jim Riding.
'A beautiful life came to a sudden end,
He died as he lived, everyone's friend,
He was always thoughtful, loving and kind
What a precious memory he left behind
He left us suddenly, his thoughts unknown
But he left us memories we are proud to own
Treasure him, God, in your garden of rest
For in our world, he was one of the best.'
Expressions of Sympathy may be made in memory of Lincoln by way of a donation to the 'Canadian Diabetes Association' P.O. Box 2361, Dawson Creek, B.C., V1G 4T9.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services and Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, B.C.
Emily Jevning, resident of Dawson Creek, former long time resident of the Tupper Community, passed away on January 29, 2002 in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia at 88 years of age. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on February 4, 2002 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, with Beverly Dunsmore officiating. Interment followed at the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek.
Emily was born on January 2, 1914 at Burstall, Saskatchewan, to parents August and Christina Graff. Emily was one of ten children; seven girls and three boys.
Emily married Earl Smyser at the age of 15 and they moved to Tupper two years later. Her first child, Betty, was born when Emily was 28. Emily was widowed when Betty was just a young girl of seven. Emily was a very hard worker and did what she had to do to look after Betty and herself. She did housework for neighbours, worked at the country store and was a janitor at the Swan Lake School.
Emily couldn't understand the younger people of today that would say, "I just don't have time to bake bread", Emily would remind them that in her day she milked the cows, washed clothes by hand, split and hauled wood and worked in the garden and still found time to bake bread for her family.
Emily eventually married Ludwig Jevning, and her second daughter, Silva, was born in Sexsmith, Alberta. Emily had a very special love for Silva that she showered on her, loving her and protecting her from the world.
Music was an important part of the family's life, Emily's father, August, played the fiddle and Emily loved to dance. She would grab the broom and dance around the house when music she liked was playing on the radio. Not long ago, Emily came across her old mouth organ, and Silva danced as her mother played a tune.
Emily handcrafted many beautiful works of art over the years, many of them she created without ever using a pattern. She made beautiful clothes for her girls over the years. She continued to work at her creations even while suffering with rheumatoid arthritis in her hands.
Her crocheted Afghans and pillows adorned their home. Her quilts, bears and sheep are truly works of art. Emily continued working on her crafts; this past Christmas, a worker at the care home brought Emily some wool and Emily made her a crocheted gift from some of the wool.
This past August, Emily's health required far more care than was possible at home, and she moved to the Pouce Coupe Care Home. Emily was loved and cared for by those around her, and she would brighten when her family came to visit.
She was predeceased by her first and second husbands, her parents and a grandson, Paul.
Emily leaves to mourn her passing her beloved daughters, Betty and Silva; grandson, Robert (Eunice); sisters, Martha, Minnie and Anna, as well as many nieces, nephews, caregivers and friends.
She will remain in the hearts of those who loved her until they meet again.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
1912 - 2001
Arlene Johnson passed away quietly in her home at Emerald Estates in Parksville, B.C. on Sunday, August 19, 2001.
She was born on June 14, 1912 and was predeceased by her husband, Dorvald Johnson in September, 1994.
She leaves to mourn her passing her son Richard of Maple Bay and her daughter Shirley and son-in-law Don Marshall of Parksville, as well as nine grandchildren and their spouses and 19 great grandchildren. Also, her sister Lorraine Emslie of Edmonton and her brother and sister-in-law Albin and Esther Peirce of Dawson Creek.
She will be missed by her many friends and relatives throughout the United Sated and Canada. Her memorial service was held in Parksville on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001 and her ashes will be interred in her husband's grave in Summerland.
Edward John Johnston
1918 - 2000
Edward John Johnston (Eddie) to all his friends and family, was born on February 25th, 1918 at Chauvin Alberta to Wilbur and Adeline Johnston. Ed was one of five children. They homesteaded in the Cardinal area west of Grimshaw Alberta.
Ed joined the army with the Calgary highlanders in 1939. He was shipped to England in 1942. In 1944 he landed in Normandy where he was wounded in combat. He was then sent back to England and then shipped home to Canada in 1945.
Ed and a friend started a mink ranch in Faust Alberta which lasted a year. In 1947 he left Faust and moved back to Grimshaw where he married Virginia Jacobs in September of 1947.They had two children, a son David and a daughter Lorraine. Ed hauled water in Grimshaw to support his family in the early years and then joined the United Grain Growers at Grimshaw working for Walter Johnson.
In 1954, Ed moved to Dawson Creek and took over UGG # 2 on 15th street. He built a house on 116th Ave. in 1956 where the family resides to this day.
Ed was a picture of health his whole life with a few colds and the flu the odd time but became quite ill in May and was admitted to Grande Prairie hospital. He stayed two weeks there, was brought home for three days and then admitted to the Dawson Creek hospital where he spent the last few months of his life. On July 26th he succumbed to cancer and other related problems.
Funeral services were held on August 1 at Reynar's Funeral Chapel with the interment in the Brookside Cemetery. The Royal Canadian Legion performed last rites with an Honor Guard and the Last Post at the grave side. Rev. Judy Hare officiated at the service at the Funeral Home and the Legion Padre, Captain Joan Shayler officiated at the cemetery.
Edward John Johnston is survived by his wife Virginia, son David and daughter Lorriane, a sister Irene Wearden of Dixonville Alberta, daughter-in-law Cathy, and son-in-law John, grandchildren Jason, Tara, Dennis and Dean and great granddaughter Jasmine.
Ed will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a real genuine person and a knowing smile for everyone. He loved to bug his family and his friends and have a laugh about it.
Funeral arrangements under the care of Reynar's Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.
Jack "Smokey" Johnston
1925 - 2000
Jack "Smokey" Johnston passed away November 13, 2000 in the Dawson Creek Hospital at the age of 75.
Jack "Smokey" Johnston was born August 29, 1925 in Cranbrook, B.C.
After the passing of his mother, the family moved to Prince George where his older sister Dorothy took the responsibility of raising the children while Dad hauled logs into Prince George by horse and wagon.
At 18 years of age, Smokey went to work on the Alaska Highway for Sook Davis. Later, he worked for the Whispering Pines Ranch in Kamloops, then on to Cherryville where he ran his own logging outfit.
Smokey held various jobs over the course of his life. Jack "Smokey" married and had three children. He was later divorced.
Smokey spent a lot of years in the rodeo scene, saddle bronc riding all over British Columbia, Alberta and the U.S.A. He rode with bull rider Gene Towers, father of his life partner of 24 years, Gloria "Lee" Towers. Smokey and Lee worked together in Hope, B.C. when he took a job Big Game Guiding for Leo Oulette while Lee cooked for the hunters.
Smokey resided in Dawson Creek at the time of his passing and leave to mourn his partner Lee Bischoff, chosen family grandchildren Annette (Clinton) McIntosh, her brother Trevor, and Annette and Clinton's son. He also leaves his daughters Donna and Jacqueline, son Billy, great granddaughter Lisa, and sister Dorothy.
Smokey was pre-deceased by his parents and two brothers, Gordie and Harold.
Funeral Services were held on Monday Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. in Reynar's Chapel. Lunch and fellowship followed in the Nawican Friendship Centre.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Reynar's Funeral Home and Crematorium.
Jean Isabell Johnston
1914 - 2000
Funeral services for Isabell Johnston were held on Jan. 17 at South Peace United Church with Rev. Judy Hare officiating. Interment was in the Waterhole Cemetery, Fairview, Alberta. Reynar's Funeral Home and Crematorium were in care of the funeral arrangements.
Jean Isabell Johnston, nee Glenn, was born on June 6, 1914 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. Later, her only sibling Iris was born, and they remained close, even though they were separated by many miles in later years.
On Dec. 11, 1934, Isabell, as she was known, married Jack Johnston and in 1944 he was serving in the Canadian Army and was posted to Dawson Creek. Their family had grown to include Glenn and Jackie by then.
Jack eventually went to work for CNT and Isabell worked for many years in Wade's Style Shop. They made many life-long friends during these busy years and they shared many wonderful times with their family. The grandchildren remember many happy hours spent visiting grandma and grandpa.
Isabell loved to read and one could, more times than not, find her curled up on the couch with a good book. In later years, she would be delighted when the local library delivered her at least eight books at a time and she would dive in to see which one she wanted to read first! And Isabell never turned down a chance to fly. She flew with her son, or in any airliner, anytime, anywhere. She was also a great cook and loved trying new recipes. She was famous in the family for her delicious scalloped potatoes and her wonderful homemade bread.
Isabell was much loved by her family and when her health failed and she was moved to Pouce Coupe Care Home she would always have a bouquet of fresh flowers at her bedside. She had a very strong faith in God and regularly read her Bible. She would often say things like "when that happens I'll be long gone and flying around with the angels!"
Well, that time has come and Isabell passed away peacefully on January 12,2000.She will be sadly missed.
Jean Isabell Johnston was predeceased by her mother, Christina Glenn and her father, Eben Lloyd Glenn; her husband Jack Johnston; her grandson Brian Hoffman and her son-in-law Bob Hoffman.
She will be dearly missed, and forever remembered by her sister Iris Esch and her family; her son and daughter-in-law Glenn and Marie Johnston, daughter Jackie and her family, seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and the many close friends she made through the years.
Cecil Eldon Jones
1916 - 2000
Cecil Eldon Jones was born in Collington Alberta, April 6, 1916.
He married June Wedge in 1938 and together they came to Dawson Creek in 1949. Cecil continued to live in Dawson Creek and area until his passing on October 27, 2000.
Cecil worked at many jobs in his life. He worked in the bush, on farms, and he drove truck and worked in service stations from time to time. Any job that would help feed his family.
Cecil loved the outdoors and particularly liked to hunt and fish. He enjoyed horseback riding, picking berries and generally anything that got him outside exploring the bush. Most of all he loved his family.
His later years found him at the Co-op drinking coffee and swapping stories.
Cecil leaves to mourn, his wife June of 62 years; daughter Eldine, three grandchildren, Everett Haney (his children: Kriek, Kerrie, Tammy, Todd (Jody), Jessica, Rylan, and Cecil's great great granddaughter Emmily. Pennie (Boyde), daughter Kristie; JoAnn (Brent), sons, Logan, Dustin, Elliott. Three sisters, one brother, and many nieces and nephews. Cecil was predeceased by his parents, three sisters, one brother, and a great granddaughter, Tara Haney.
Funeral services for Cecil were held on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. from Reynar's Funeral Chapel .
Funeral arrangements were under the care of Reynar's Chapel and Crematorium.
Ulderic Joseph Jones
1948 - 1999
Ulderic Joseph Jones, better known to friends and family as 'Babe' passed away on November 2, 1999 in Grande Prairie, Alberta at 50 years of age. He was born on November 16, 1948 in Dalhousie, New Brunswick to parents Frank and Josephine Jones.
He received his elementary schooling in Dalhousie, New Brunswick, he was a self taught man, capable of earning a living in many fields. While living in Ocean Falls, he worked in a pulp mill. Since living in Dawson Creek, British Columbia he drove cat in all of Northern Canada and Greenland.
He loved to fish and hunt, and loved to tell stories about his trips; western music was also a great love in his life.
He and his family were very close knit, he insisted on honesty and hard work as important parts of life. He loved people and enjoyed his lifestyle. Christmas was important in the Jones household, he helped with the cooking and they ate well.
'Babe' is survived by his wife Alice of 29 years; his daughters Jackie (Doug) Hutt and Bernice Jones; granddaughter Tiffany Hutt; his parents Frank and Josephine Jones; siblings Roland (Isabelle) Jones, Anne Jones (Robert Doucet) and Suzanne Jones; nieces and nephews Rachel and Richard Jones, Nadia Boutin, and Francois Doucet; as well as numerous aunts and uncles and many friends.
Funeral Service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia with Bev Dunsmore officiating. Cremation followed.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Marion Ivea Joy
1913 - 2000
Marion Joy was born August 25, 1913, in Dupuyer, Montana, the eldest of Albert and Ivy Fellers' 14 children. She passed away on August 10, 2000 in Pouce Coupe at the age of 86.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2000 in the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, followed by an interment at the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek.
In 1923 the Fellers family moved by wagon train to Canada. They arrived in Arras in the summer of 1927, joining Albert's brothers who had come to Canada a few years earlier. The Fellers moved south of Arras, establishing their own community of Fellers Heights.
Marion worked hard, going to school, helping to raise her younger brothers and sisters, working in the house and garden. She looked forward to the dances held in the Spring Hill and Sunny Brook Schools. It was there she met Wordon Nicholson, who homesteaded in a valley east of Fellers Heights.
Marion and Ward were married in February of 1934 and lived on the homestead. They spent their first three winters on the trap line at Salt Creek. The first winter they took their baby Gertie, the second winter their son Albert joined them at the trap line.
In 1937 they stayed on the homestead where Ada was born, followed, the next summer, by Mary, and three years later by Bea. All five children were born at home in Fellers Heights. In 1945, the family moved to Dawson Creek.
Tragedy struck the family in 1951 when her only son Albert died. In December of 1951 Marion had another son, Jerry, the only one of her children born in a hospital.
After Marion and Ward separated in 1953, she cooked at Archie McTavish's sawmill to support her family.
She married Howard Joy in 1957, and moved to a farm in Clayhurst. Howard worked the farm while Marion stayed home, did chores, and looked after son Jerry and her Angus cows. In 1978, Howard and
Marion moved to Dawson Creek to be closer to their families.
Howard passed away Feb. 14, 1996. Marion never recovered from his death.
Marion enjoyed her sewing and made many great quilts that have been passed on to family members. She also knit many socks, mitts and siwash sweaters. She taught herself to crochet and created many colourful afghans.
Marion's house was always open to friends and family. She greatly enjoyed family get togethers at her house. Marion joined the TOPS Club, which was a great source of enjoyment for her. She was very proud of her many ribbons and trophies.
Marion's love of gardening was evident, both in and outdoors. Her flowerbeds outside and her indoor plants all flourished.
Marion was famous for constantly changing the furniture around, never quite satisfied with the way things were. Marion was very proud of the pictures her daughters and granddaughters drew or painted for her. They were always proudly displayed.
Marion was a hard worker, never allowing gender stereotyping to interfere with a job she wanted done. If she wanted a wall built, she built one. If she wanted a wall torn down, she tore it down. Howard used to complain about her using spikes instead of nails.
Marion remained a resourceful, independent woman until 1996 when "old-timers disease," as she called it, took its toll. She spent the last four years of her life in Peace Haven Care Home, where she was looked after ever so well.
Marion was predeceased by her father and mother, her brother Ralph, who was killed in France during WW2, her brothers Alvin, Don, Chuck and Jiggs, her sisters Ruby, Marj and Dean, her son Albert in 1951, her daughter Gertie in July 2000, great grandchildren Ashley Neil in 1991, and Wally Baker in 1995.
She is survived by her daughters, Ada (Rex) Rawlins of Calgary, Mary (John) Campbell of Taylor, Bea (Dave) Neil of Sunset Prairie, and son, Jerry (Kay) Nicholson of North Rolla area, her brother Dave (Margaret) Fellers, sisters Hazel Bassett, Dorothy (Charlie) Bassett, Gin Moe, Norma (Steve) Landiak, 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., of Dawson Creek, B.C.
K.W. (Bub) Jung
1924 - 2001
Karl Werner Jung, Jr., known to most as "Bub", was born on October 9, 1924 in Denver, Colorado. He spent his early years mainly around horses except for a stint in the U. S. Navy.
Bub moved his family to the Peace Country in 1957 and settled in Arras. Although he eventually moved back to the United States for several years, the tug of the Peace was too strong and he came home to stay. His love of horses and gift of gab made him an avid story teller. In his later years he could usually be found at the Co-Op or down at the Auction Mart, sharing his particular brand of humor with anyone that had time to listen.
Bub passed away on February 21, 2001, after a brief stay in the Dawson Creek Hospital.
Karl (Bub) was predeceased by both of his parents, Karl Sr. and Iva Jung, of Colorado.
He is survived by his children: Connie Jung, Shirley Hommy, Donna(Dale) McInnis, Lyle (Lynn) Jung, Judy(Jim) Sutton, Karla Barrie, and Deanna Jung; his former wife Iila Jung; his only sister Eileen Harrington of Florida; as well as 14 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
It was Bub's wish that he be cremated without the ceremony of a funeral service. The family would like to extend an invitation to all of Bub's friends and acquaintances to join them in a celebration of his life on March 10, 2001, from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, at the Senior Citizens Hall, 1101 McKellar, Dawson Creek, BC. Come and share memories with the family or just to say good-bye. Refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A special thank-you to the Ellingsons, Stan and Colleen, the Kohlmans, Spears, and many others too numerous to mention, for the care and attention they gave to Bub over the years.
Arrangements under the care of Reynars Chapel and Crematorium.