Ko Peggy Dagmarko
On November 30, 1999, Ko Peggy Dagmarko of Edmonton passed away at the age of 42 years.
She is survived by her three brothers, Lee Morrow, Doug (Gail) Morrow and Deen Morrow; one sister, Laurena Morrow; aunt to Khris Morrow, Lataija Morrow, Kaenen Morrow, Tyrone Morrow and R.D. Morrow; and great-nephew Jasper Morrow and her loving mother Patricia Morrow Eckert.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday Dec. 15, 1 p.m., at the Salvation Army Chapel, 1445-104th Ave., Dawson Creek. The Salvation Army will be officiating.
Joah Eileen Dahlen
1924 - 2000
Joan Eileen Dahlen, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia passed away in Dawson Creek on October 20, 2000 at 76 years of age. A memorial service was held Oct. 26 at the South Peace United Church, Dawson Creek, with Reverend Judy Hare officiating. Joan's cremated remains are to be interred at a later date in the Rolla Community Cemetery.
Joan Eileen Forth was born in South Duffield, England on May 30, 1924 to Fred and Minnie Forth; a sister to Ron, Joyce, Brenda and Maurice. Joan was schooled in England including nurses' training which she put to use during World War II.
At 18, Joan met Arnold Dahlen, and after three years of courting, they were married in a double ceremony with Joan's brother Ron and his wife Cath at the Selby Abbey, in Selby, England on June 23, 1945.
Arnold returned to Canada that December, and Joan followed in April of 1946. Their first home was in Rolla, where the community, especially the women of the Women's Institute, welcomed her with open arms. Joan quickly became part of the Dahlen clan and, over the years, expressed her appreciation for each new member by decorating the wedding cakes for each new bride and groom.
Joan and Arnold moved into Dawson Creek in the early 1950s where they remained, and raised their family of four: Laine, Brenda, Marilyn, and Robbie. Joan encouraged her children in their pursuits and was proud of their accomplishments. Her children will always remember her as being a very loving, gentle, and patient mother. Joan's love of children carried on to the next generation too, as she valued the quality time she could spend and the fun activities she could do with the grandchildren. Joan supported all of them in any of their special events or days.
Joan enjoyed quilting and handiwork, history and genealogy. She was an avid reader and, like many in the extended family, enjoyed the challenge of a good crossword puzzle. Spending time at the cabin at One Island Lake and fishing brought hours of pleasure. She enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels and working in her flower garden.
She enjoyed doing community service work and, for many years, was a member of the Red Cross. At that time, that group was responsible for blood donor clinics and they also did their share for emergency relief.
She was a long-time member of the Sons of Norway Lodge and was very helpful with their benevolent projects. She was a member of the United Church for many years and actively involved with the Women's Organization and made a special contribution with her crafts to their Bazaars and Fundraisers. She had a passion for sharing with others.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Arnold of 55 years; children, Laine Dahlen (Penny Johnson), Brenda (Barry) Gibson, Marilyn Ricker, and Robbie (Laurie) Dahlen; grandchildren, Sienna and Matt Dahlen, Scott (Lorna) Gibson, Stephen Gibson (Laura-Lea Elliott), Jackie, Michelle, Vicki, and Cheryl Dahlen; great-grandchildren, Marcia and Nicole Scott, Dèvre Gibson; brothers, Ron (Barbara) Forth, Maurice (Sheila) Forth; sisters Joyce (Ken) Henschel, Brenda (Joe) Dickenson; brother-in-law Al (Opal) Dahlen, sisters-in-law, Evelyn Dahlen, Edna Moen, Carolyn Torgrimson, Eleanor Fick, Helen (Russ) Gilbertson, and Ardella (Murray) Harper; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, B.C.
Paul Dampier 1948-2001
Paul Dampier passed away on August 10, at home, from complications due to colon cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, Judith, and daughters, Paige, Kimberly and Lesley.
Paul will be sorely missed by parents Lawrence and Hilda Dampier, sisters Hillary Gamlin (Ray), Anne Williams (Kibben) and Helen Wilson (Ron); by his mother-in-law Myrtle Bain and sister-in-law Meredith Woodward (Ron); and by his many nieces and nephews.
Paul led a full and productive life, highlighted by his commitment to adult education and his love of the outdoors.
Paul completed a Master's Degree in Adult Education at the University of British Columbia in 1977, which led him to a career with the Justice Institute of British Columbia in Vancouver. In 1991, he moved to Dawson Creek to serve as Registrar and Director of Educational Support Services at Northern Lights College. He was also the Executive Director of the Northern Lights College Foundation and author of Highways of Learning: The Northern Lights College Story.
He developed his love of the outdoors early on through his involvement with the YMCA, at Camp Elphinstone and Camp Howdy. Paul and family continued that camping tradition and were keen to moved to Dawson Creek to explore the "north" when the opportunity presented itself. That exploration included several canoe trips with family and friends down the Peace, Murray, Yukon and Nahanni Rivers.
Northern Lights College is setting up an endowment fund in Paul's name. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to this endowment. For further information, please contact the Northern Lights College Foundation at 11401-8th Street, Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4G2, or by phone at (250) 782-5251.
Since moving to Dawson Creek, Paul and family have been very involved in St. Mark's Anglican Church, where a memorial service will be held on Friday, August 17 at 2 p.m. This will be an opportunity for his family and many friends to join in a celebration of Paul's life.
A second memorial service will be held in Vancouver at St. Helen's Anglican Church towards the end of August.
Lloyd Nelson Day
1961 - 2000
Lloyd Nelson Day, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, passed away on June 29, 2000 at 39 years of age. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on July 6, 2000 at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Dawson Creek, with Reverend Alexis Saunders officiating. Cremation followed.
Lloyd was born on March 6, 1961, and Audrey and Lorne Day adopted him two months later, bringing much joy into their lives. As a child, Lloyd enjoyed many trips camping and swimming at lakes around Winnipeg in the summer, and skating and tobogganing on hills with the family in the winter. Lloyd had a love/hate relationship with Cheryl, his sister and cherished the times with her two boys Bill and Nathan.
Lloyd attended school at Arthur Oliver Elementary, Ness Jr. High, Sturgeon Creek High in Winnipeg, Manitoba and South Peace Senior Secondary in Dawson Creek. His favorite subjects at SPSS were carpentry and auto mechanics. He graduated in 1979.
Lloyd had a great sense of humour. Whenever he was around, no matter how serious the conversation, there would soon be laughter. He also had a sensitive side, a generous heart and a special talent for selecting the right gift for the occasion. Family and friends were very important to Lloyd and he was important to them.
Lloyd loved animals, especially dogs. He was an extremely intelligent and honest person. He always spoke from his heart. Lloyd was very generous, he would give you the shirt off his back and when you became a friend of Lloyd's, you were a friend for life.
Lloyd was an all-or-nothing guy; whatever he got interested in, he jumped into it with both feet. Shortly after high school, he got involved in photography. He bought a top-of-the-line camera with an assortment of telescopic lenses. With this equipment, he took some truly magnificent photos.
His latest interest was in drag racing. Here again, Lloyd went all out, building up racing engines. He went so far as to design and build a complete intake manifold for his special motor. He could be found working on his race car with his dad and buddies rain or shine. Lloyd won awards with his car at Hudson's Hope. Another of Lloyd's hobbies was a passion for cooking (particularly hot chile or garlic ribs) and barbecuing for his friends and family.
Lloyd's work history included working at the Revelstoke Dam and in Tumbler Ridge during the construction of the coal plant. He also worked in Edmonton and on various construction projects in the Peace River area. He later joined Audrey and Lorne working in the family business, Big D Welding Supplies. The past few years Lloyd worked as a derrick hand on the oil rigs.
Lloyd was predeceased by his sister, Cheryl.
Lloyd is lovingly remembered by his parents, Lorne and Audrey; his grandparents, Ethel (Len) Kitchen; his aunts and uncles, Joan (Chuck) Jersch, Morley (Greta) Day, and Wayne (Bettye) Day; his nephews, Nathan and Bill Masson; his cousins, Kevin, Gordon, Russell, Chuck, Lenny, Raymond, Brenda, and Scott.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., of Dawson Creek, B.C.
1924 - 2000
Joe Deak, husband, father and grandfather, passed away in Dawson Creek, British Columbia on Tuesday, February 2, 2000 at the age of 75 years.
A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000 at 2 p.m. at Bergeron Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow in the spring at the Rolla Cemetery. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the South Peace Palliative Care Society or to the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation.
Joe was born in Retlaw, Alberta on August 3, 1924, the sixth in a family of 11. The family moved to Seven Mile Corner in 1931 where he lived until 1949. Once Joe married in 1949, he moved to Dawson Creek. He farmed at Rolla between 1950 and 1973.
Work was what Joe knew best. Working and providing for his family were instilled in him at an early age.
When he was in his teens, he worked alongside his father and brothers. At the same time, he worked for local sawmills to earn some money. He later worked for Ft. St. John Lumber Mill and the West Fraser Mill, mostly as a planerman.
While he worked full time in forestry, he also farmed four quarters at Rolla, in evenings and the weekends. Unfortunately, the long hours of work took its toll on him and he finally had to accept that he could not continue to hold down a full time job and run the farm so he sold the farm in 1973.
He remained involved in farming by helping others and working side-by-side with his son-in-law Bruce Wilson.
Joe loved hunting, fishing, camping, picking berries and playing cards. Each activity provided time for the family to be together and to relax. Whatever Joe's leisure time permitted, it included music. He taught himself to play the guitar, fiddle, accordion and mouth organ.
When Joe was diagnosed with lung cancer four years ago, he never shed a tear. He hoped that he would live until he was 75. He did this with determination, stubbornness and a positive attitude. Even when the cancer recurred two years after his surgery, he never complained. He regretted that he had not listened to his children when they asked him stop smoking. The family is proud of how he handled the past four years. It has been a long journey and one that he took with dignity to the end. He remained in control of his destiny.
Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Judy (Bruce) Wilson, Sheila (Ian) Cruikshank; two grandchildren, Karen (Robert) Henry, Marcia (Warren) Day; two brothers, Albert (Mary) Deak, Bill (Penny) Deak, four sisters; Elsie Wolff, Margaret Pierce, Irene (Orville) Naslund, Shirley Crull. He will be remembered by family members Jean & Curtis Fossum, Bill & Eva Scobie, Anna Deak, Blaine Lungul and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sincere thanks are extended to Sandi Armitage, Home Care Nurse, the hospital nurses, and Dr. Boronowski for their gentle, supportive care.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. of Dawson Creek.
Vivian Rachael Delorme
Mrs. Vivian Rachael Delorme peacefully passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2001 at the age of 64 at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C. She was formerly of Dawson Creek.
She is survived by five sons: Daniel (Mavis), Matt, Steve (Susan), Jim, Allen; grandchildren, Jody, Dominic, Lisa, Joanna, Jennifer, Lee, David, Angela, Jonathon, Jesse, Alexandria and Joshua.
She was predeceased by her husband Edward.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001 from the Chapel of Henderson's, Fraser Valley Funeral Home with Mr. Tom Rathjen officiating.
Burial will be held at Maclure Cemetery.
1930 - 2002
Nicholas Derow was born on August 20, 1930 in the District of Springside, Saskatchewan to parents Alex and Palahna Derow. He passed away in Dawson Creek, B.C. on January 7, 2002 at the age of 71 years.
Nick came to Dawson Creek in the 1960's spending his early years there as a truck driver and later as a grain buyer.
He enjoyed a good game of crib, playing Keno, going for drives through the countryside and visits with grandchildren. Nick was predeceased by his parents, brothers Bill, John, Fred, Metro, and his sisters Mary and Nellie.
Nick is survived by his children, Debra (Brad) Haukedal of LaGlace, Alberta and Darrel (Helen) Derow of Dawson Creek, B.C.; his grandchildren Cara and Parker Hauke7dal, Nicholas and Nathan Derow and Robert and Kristina May (Helen's children). He is also survived by the mother of his children Joyce Derow. He is also survived by sisters Polly Hnatyshyn, Anne Beblow and Martha Franko, brothers, Mike Derow and Pete Derow. To respect Nick's wishes, no services were held.
Arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek.
Freda Evelyn De Schover
1939 - 2000
Freda Evelyn De Schover was born on December 6, 1939. She passed away on December 10, 2000 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. A memorial service was held December 13, 2000 at the Kingdom Hall in Dawson Creek.
Freda was born on her parents' farm near Tulliby Lake, Alta. She was the fourth of seven children born to Roy and Etta Morris. She had four brothers and two sisters.
Freda attended elementary school in Tulliby Lake, and high school in Kitscoty, Alta. In 1958, Freda met Kenneth Charles De Schover in Lloydminster, Sask. Freda and Ken were married in Dawson Creek in September 1959. In April 1960 they welcomed the first of their three children, Ken. In July 1961, their second child, Kerry, was born, and in May 1963, their daughter Kelly was born.
Freda worked as a telephone operator for many years with BC Tel and AGT. After the downsizing of the telephone operators, Freda then went to work for School District 59. She worked at the O'Brien Academy while taking courses at Northern Lights College towards her Teachers Aid certificate. In 1997, Freda graduated from the Teachers Aid program and then worked throughout different schools in School District 59.
Freda had a great joy of farm life. In 1974, Ken and Freda moved to a farm outside of Pouce Coupe where Freda found great pleasure in the everyday tasks of farm life. Over the years, Freda could be found working in her garden or yard. Freda would also tackle carpentry projects with enthusiasm. She loved to work with wood, whether it was building a closet or a bed for her granddaughter.
Some of Freda's other joys in life were rearranging furniture with her granddaughter Karlyn. She also enjoyed to sew. However, Freda's main joys through her life were her family and her farm.
She coached her daughter's softball team in the mid 1970s and was active in the Pouce Coupe Gymkhana club from 1974 to 1980.
Freda touched the lives of many different people throughout her life, and will be sadly missed by her three children: Ken De Schover (granddaughter Morgan), Kerry (Louise) De Schover, (grandchildren Amy and Holly De Schover and Michael Noll), and her daughter Kelly Thompson (grandchildren Karlyn and Scott); her brother Roger (Donna) Morris, sisters Donalda (Len) Grassie, and Cheryl (Osborne) Rose.
Freda was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Charles De Schover, grandson Tyler Reed De Schover and her brothers Argyle Morris, George Morris and Harley Morris.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., of Dawson Creek, B.C.
Leroy Deter 1907-2001
Funeral service for the late Leroy Deter was held on Thursday, February 22 from Reynars Funeral Chapel.
Leroy Deter was born on November 6, 1907 and passed on to be with his loving wife Edna on February 18, 2001 at 93 years of age. Leroy was born to John and Minnie Deter, the second of four children, in Morrison, Illinois-USA.
At an early age he came to Canada with his parents, two brothers and 1 sister, to look for work. They settled in Pierceland Saskatchewan. Leroy and his brother Doc stayed and found work farming.
In early 1934 Leroy met the love of his life, Edna Stanley, who on November 15th of that year became his bride. This marriage lasted for 57+ years, until Edna's passing on Aug 14, 1992. From this marriage 7 children were born. One passed away in infancy. Leroy and Edna farmed in Beacon Hill Saskatchewan until around 1943 when he decided to move west and look for work and see if the pastures were greener. He must have liked what he saw as he moved his family to Dawson Creek and the last two children were born here.
Leroy always used to joke that he came to look and he was still looking. Leroy worked at the BA Bulk Plant Station and held several carpenter jobs. His last job was with the Canadian National Telegraphs as a carpenter, which took him away from home a lot. He worked with this company until 65 years of age. Leroy enjoyed going for drives, looking at the scenery, and later taking his wife Edna for Sunday drives from the Pouce Coupe Care Home where she spent her last years.
Leroy also enjoyed playing cards especially with a few of the grandchildren and of course the times he spent playing canasta with his wife Edna. He enjoyed his new snow blower, clearing his own driveway and some of the neighbors. Driving was a passion, ending him up in places like Fox Creek, McKenzie, and even Williams Lake, not knowing where he was at the end. Leroy's grandson Bob Carter officiated the service, also giving the Eulogy. The pall bearers were Leroy's grandsons.
Leroy was predeceased by his parents, John and Minnie Deter, his sister Ruth, his brothers John and Lawrence(Doc), his loving wife Edna, infant son Leroy, grand daughter Chrystal Deter, and grandsons Vincent Deter and Perry Anderson. He will be deeply missed by his 3 sons~ Frank (Linda), John (Jean), Ralph (Loretta), his 3 daughters ~ Barbara (Gordon) Toms, Beryl Hampton, and Eunice Minchau, 22 grandchildren and their spouses, numerous great grandchildren, and one great great grand daughter. A Tribute to Dad ~ Grandpa ~ Great Grandpa
Loving and kind in all his ways Upright and just to the end of his days Sincere and kind in heart and mind What a beautiful memory he left behind. Dad this suited you to a "T". We love you and will deeply miss you.
Funeral arrangements under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.
Shirley Louise Dilworth Jorgensen
1942 - 2000
Shirley Louise Dilworth Jorgensen, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, passed away on May 30, 2000 in Dawson Creek, at 57 years of age. A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm on June 3, 2000 at the Mountain View Cemetery, Sunrise Valley, British Columbia, with Reverend Kim Staus officiating.
Shirley was born on September 21, 1942 in Northmark, Alberta, she was the ninth child of Jacob and Lena Backer. Although her time with us was too short, she lived a full but sometimes difficult life. She was born and raised on the farm and had to learn responsibility early when her father died when she was only 10 years old; leaving her mother with six children under the age of 14 at home.
Shirley attended elementary school in a one room school in Northmark, and took grades 9 and 10 at Woking, and grade 11 at Spirit River. She then attended St. Joseph's Business College in Grande Prairie. Before she married, she worked as a book-keeper at R.J. Karens Plumbing, and later at McGavins Bakery in Grande Prairie.
She met and married Richard Dilworth in 1962, and they began their life together in Dawson Creek. They had three children, Blaine, Carol, and Dwaine. Shirley's husband died 10 years later, and she was forced to return to work. She worked for School District 59 as a secretary at Willowbrook and Parkland Schools, until she retired in 1995.
Shirley married Olaf Jorgensen in 1974, and they combined their families, adding two more children, Tony and Christel.
She was a happy, friendly, and outgoing person, who will be remembered by her smile, and the smile in her voice. She was the kind of person who would help anyone in time of need. She acted as a mother and grandmother to many more children that just her own. Shirley enjoyed gardening, berry picking, canning, crocheting, her family, and especially her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Dilworth; her parents, Jacob and Lena Backer; and her brothers, John, Harvey, and Jim.
She is survived by her husband, Olaf; her children, Blaine (Connie), Tony (Debbie), Carol (Gerry), Christel (Mark), and Dwaine (Jody); her grandchildren; five sisters; two brothers; and numerous cousins. She will be missed and remembered by all.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
1923 - 2000
Anna Doerksen of Prince George passed away at the Simon Fraser Lodge on Jan. 20, 2000. She was born on May 31, 1923 in Friedensdorf, Russia.
Anna is survived by her beloved children, her daughter Margaret Cherpin and son in law Armand Cherpin of Radville, Sask.; her daughter Ingrid Newell and son in law Darcy Newell of Sunbury, Victoria, Australia; her son David Doerksen and daughter in law Sharon Doerksen of Dawson Creek, B.C.; and her daughter Alvina Van Der Merwe and son in law Des Van Der Merwe of Flatrock, B.C.
Anna is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Anna Francis, Lois Francis, Donna Coker, Pauline Crawford, Robin Newell, Glenn Newell, John Newell, Jordy Doerksen, Jamie Doerksen, Megan Doerksen, Alexandra Martin, Katrina Van Der Merwe and Andrew Van Der Merwe.
Anna is also survived by 13 great grandchildren.
Anna did not wish a formal service. The family will hold a get-together social in her honour on the weekend of July 14 to 16 at the Van Der Merwe home in Flatrock, B.C.
Anna was a kind, hardworking and gentle person who was greatly loved by her family and friends.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
Douglass, Anthony Leo
Anthony Leo Douglass passed away peacefully Oct. 29, 2000 at the age of 61.
He is survived by wife Sandra, son James (Kamala), daughter Kate (Theo), grandson Eric, mother Ena and sister Margaret.
Tony was a loved and respected teacher for over 40 years in Australia, the South Peace area and Vancouver.
Memorial services were held Nov. 2 at the Trinity United Church in Port Coquitlam. I miss you and I love you, Dad.
John David 'Jack' Dow
John David Dow, better known as 'Jack' Dow, also known as 'Buck' Dow, passed away on October 15, 2001in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, at 71 years of age.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2001 at the South Peace United Church, Dawson Creek, with Reverend Judy Hare officiating. Jack's cremated remains are to be interred in his father's grave in the Dawson Creek City Cemetery.
He was born on August 19, 1930 in Pouce Coupe, the eldest child of Norman and Muriel Dow.
He attended school in Pouce Coupe and Dawson Creek.
Jack was a gentle man who took pleasure from simple things. He never wished anyone harm, loved animals, and couldn't bear to see them hurt. Jack loved dancing, bowling, going to church, and most of all he loved to play bingo. He also loved to operate his 'ham radio set' and spent much time communicating with other enthusiasts in different parts of the world. He enjoyed studying the skies, and clouds, and became very accurate at forecasting the weather.
He was always proud of his community and enjoyed participating in local events like the Fall Fair, the July 1st BBQ at Pouce Coupe, and the special suppers at his church. Jack's qualities of friendliness, generosity, good humor, concern for others and the willingness to lend a hand were recognized and appreciated by his many friends and acquaintances. He will be missed.
Jack was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Muriel Dow.
He will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Betty Norman, niece, Leslie (Louis) Perreault, nephew, David (Shannon) Alsop, great nephews, Laurie and Andrew Perreault, and great niece, Megan Alsop, as well as his many friends.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Glenda Jean Doyle
1951 - 2000
We (Glenda Doyle's family) are deeply grateful that we are able to pay tribute to an extraordinary person, Glenda Jean Doyle.
Glenda was born in Lac La Biche, Alberta on Nov. 19, 1951 to proud parents Marge and Sandy Templeton. Much to her delight, four siblings soon completed the family unit. Her childhood was filled with tedious piano lessons (which were appreciated years later), playing the recorder, Brownies, dancing, gymnastics, cheerleading (it helped to be double jointed), poetry writing (filled with intense passion of youth) and the fine art of calligraphy. Glenda loved growing up in the neighborhood, enveloping herself in youthful escapades, such as raiding gardens or swinging on Tarzan swings over the creek.
Glenda graduated at 16 and began a career as a telephone operator, which she gladly gave up for motherhood at the age of 24. Three children (Rob, Jim and Tracy) entered her life and throughout the hard times, Glenda maintained that being a mother and wife was the best thing she ever did, until she became a grandma - five times over.
Glenda's love of family extended to the Machado family in Mexico where she has a godchild and namesake Glenda Machado. She loved Mexico, the ocean, the mountains, the people and the strawberry margaritas. Closer to home, our family blended with Russ Robinson and his three sons, Rick, Terry and Al, as well as their families, who enriched and blessed her life.
With the sudden death of her husband Gordon, Glenda returned to her hometown and began a new life. She began working at Northward Air and formed new friendships that became an extended family to her, which continued until her untimely death. Glenda was blessed in that she was once again able to find someone and build a loving relationship. Thank you Vince for providing Glenda with love encouragement and happiness. We know she loved you and your family (Kim, Rob, Don and Darren) very much.
Glenda faced many family crisis with the same courage and determination as she faced her own crisis with M.S. and in the end with breast cancer. In our hearts we will carry those special memories: her passion for gaming which included pool, Keno, Legion pull tabs and slot machines; her empathy for people and animals. She was also a voracious reader, tireless conversationalists, movie enthusiasts, connoisseur of gummy bears, sales shopping, long distance telephone calls, camping, crocheting, long walks and tractor rides with Vince. Glenda had endless patience with others but rarely had patience for herself. One of the most compelling characteristics of Glenda was that while she could at times seem fragile on the outside, inside she could tap into deep wells of strength with humour, loyalty and compassion.
In the midst of our grief, the family was amazed by the tremendous outpouring of love and support from the scores of people claiming Glenda in friendship. Our family would like to thank the Canadian Legion for their caring and support during this difficult time; Dr. Boronowski and staff for their endless patience and compassion; the Dawson Creek Cancer Society that made treatment possible by lifting the tremendous financial burden; the Edmonton Cancer Clinic, staff (especially Jackie Frost), volunteers (especially Maureen Lambert) and the Breast Cancer Support Group, all who touched Glenda's life with love, hope, encouragement and dignity, and Salvation Army Captain Shayler for the meditation and memorial service.
Our family is truly blessed for having known and loved a remarkable and beautiful woman. We shall love her always . . . mother, Marge Robinson; companion, Vince Slowinski (Kim, Rob, Don and Darren); sons Rob (Rona) Doyle, Jim (Shauma) Doyle; daughter Tracy Sage; sister Marilyn Wiebe; brothers, Don Templeton, Randy Templeton, Doug (Alma) Templeton; stepbrothers Rick, Terry and Al (Kari) Robinson; grandchildren, Rhea, Rylan, Nazneen, Nadia Doyle and Shawnia Sage, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, grandnieces, friends and co-workers. God bless all.
David Martin Ducsharm
1954 - 2000
The family announces with great sorrow his death on Jan. 19, 2000 in Tumbler Ridge, B.C. at the age of 45 years old.
He is survived by his loving wife Ingrid (Schreck) and three children: Hugh, Drew and Katie of Tumbler Ridge.
Dave is predeceased by his father, Hugh in 1976 and leaves to mourn his mother, Joan of Kirkland Lake; sister, Linda of Sudbury; brothers, Don (and Carol) of Iroquois Falls, Pete (and Shirley) and Alan (and Charlotte) of Barrie.
Dave is predeceased by his father-in-law, Andreas Schreck in 1981 and leaves his mother-in-law, Katharina; sisters-in-law Wendy (Peter, predeceased in 1992) of North Bay, Elke (and Steve) of North Bay; brothers-in-law Andy (and Charlotte) of Amherstberg, Emil of Toronto and Reiner of Toronto.
Dave also leaves many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dave was born in Kirkland Lake, Ont. Jan. 26, 1954. He went to St. Jerome School and KLCVI in Kirkland Lake. Then Dave went to Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ont. from 1976-1978.
He moved to Eldorado, Sask. where he worked for Eldorado Nuclear Ltd. until Feb. 1982. During those years, he played fastball, hockey, coached minor hockey, was on the executive of minor hockey and curled. Needless to say, he lived at the arenas and ball diamonds.
In March 1982, Dave moved to Dawson Creek and worked for Dolmage and Campbell/B.C. Rail as a tunnel inspector for the Wolverine Tunnel from March 1982- June 1983.
In October 1983, he started work with Quintette Coal Ltd./Quintette Operating Corp. Dave and his family moved to Tumbler Ridge in Dec. 1983. He worked for QOC until April of 1998.
Dave went back to school at Northern Lights College for the Microsoft Engineering Course. He was working on this when he passed away.
Dave also was hired to work as a substitute teacher for K-12 in the fall of 1999 with School District 59. Unfortunately, he worked only one afternoon - the day he passed away.
Through the years in Tumbler Ridge, Dave curled in mixed and men's leagues, golfed, played slo-pitch, played hockey in the Rec and Oldtimers leagues, was on numerous committees and executives, was a goal judge for the Tumbler Ridge Icemen Junior "B" Hockey team, coached his sons' hockey teams and was a chaperone for many various school activities with his children.
Dave loved working with people of all ages. They were a source of joy, amusement and amazement to him. The day he passed away, he was at the arena coaching his son's team. As you all realize, the Community Centre was his second home.
Dave's passion for life which included his love of family, friends, sports, camping and any other activities that involved his kids, is the spark that attracted people to him all over the country.
Dave's big heart was very obvious to those who came in contact with this "big teddy bear". His contribution to the Tumbler Ridge community will always be remembered.
A funeral service was held in Dawson Creek, B.C. on Jan. 24 at the Bergeron Funeral Home. This service was followed by a memorial ceremony held at the Tumbler Ridge Community Centre.
Auguste Dumont passed away on Jan. 22, 2002 in his 99th year, at the Sannich Peninsula Hospital.
Born in Pas De Calais, France, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1905. Auguste lived and farmed in the Dawson Creek district from 1920 until retiring to Sidney, B.C. in 1975.
He was predeceased by his wife, Odila, in 1989. He is survived by daughter Marie MacRae, son-in-law Duncan, grandsons Colin and Alisdair and nieces and nephews.
Private cremation followed by interment service, at a later date, in family plot, Dawson Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Allan Dupuis 1940 - 2002
Allan Dupuis, resident of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, former resident of Dawson Creek, passed away in Pouce Coupe on March 2, 2002 at 61 years of age. A memorial service was held on March 6, 2002 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, with Father John Smith officiating.
Allan was born on April 19, 1940 in Falher, Alberta to Noel and Pearl Dupuis (nee Hughes). He was the fourth of five children. He grew up in Dawson Creek.
He was a hard worker, holding various jobs over the years: he was a meat cutter at Northern Meats, a delivery driver for Kentucky Fried Chicken, he also worked for N.A.D.P., Northland Utilities, and as a custodian for School District #59.
Allan was a kind, happy-go-lucky man. He enjoyed visiting with people, he liked cars and driving, bowling, playing cards, western movies, making models, and working with plaster and paris.
He was predeceased by his parents Noel and Pearl.
Allan will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Olivene Brunin and Joyce (Ron) Ward; brothers, Harry Dupuis and Melvin (Janine) Dupuis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
May Durrant passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years in Peace River, Alberta on Wednesday, November 21, 2001.
May was born August 4, 1918 in England, the oldest of 11 children born to Charles & Ivy Pitman.
She married Charles Durrant on November 1, 1939 in a small town near North Battleford, Saskatchewan. They moved to the Grande Prairie area shortly after the birth of their first child where they farmed near the Bear Lake area for several years. Two more of their children were born there. The last three children were born after they moved into Grande Prairie.
May was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who was affectionately known as 'Granny' by her family. She spent her last years living with her daughter Grace in Peace River, Alberta.
She is survived by six children: Tom (Jean) Durrant, Dawson Creek, B.C., Grace Luck, Peace River, AB, Bob Durrant, San Diego, CA, Lynda (Doug) Grinder, Red Deer, AB, Don (Marie) Durrant, Grande Prairie, AB, Eileen (Randy) Sanguin, Red Deer, AB, 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters.
May was predeceased by her husband Charles, grandson Mike Durrant, daughter-in-law Kathy Durrant and two brothers, John and Lloyd Pitman.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 from 7-8:00 P.M.. at Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 1:00 P.M. from the McLaurin Baptist Church (10315-114 Ave.), Grande Prairie. Interment to follow in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Peace River Palliative Care
c/o Sutherland Nursing Home, 10915-99 Street, Peace River, Alberta
Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral
Chapel & Crematorium
10005 - 107 Ave. Grande Prairie, Alberta
T8V 1L8 (780) 532-2929
Percy Franz Dworsky
1920 - 2000
Rudolf Franz Dworsky, passed away on March 4, 2000 at the age of 79. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on March 7, 2000 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel with Reverend Warren Brower officiating.
He was born May 14, 1920 in the small industrial village of Herzogwald Moravia Czechoslovakia and was raised along with his three sisters by his loving and caring grandmother.
Like all youngsters he received his education in the village school and later began his apprenticeship at the local bakery where he apprenticed for approximately three years.
His career was abruptly halted when the political winds of Europe began to blow unfavourably in 1938. Having been raised in a strong social democratic family his views of the rising Third Reich were in direct conflict and seen as a threat. As Hitler's Nazi movement gained momentum, the infamous Munich Agreement which gave Hitler the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia left Rudy little choice but to flee his homeland along with many other political refugees in 1939.
Political asylum was granted by Great Britain to relocate to Canada.
Rudy left Liverpool England aboard the "Duchess of Bedford" June 20, 1939 along with Richard and Emma Hampel and their two daughters, Erna and Elfrieda. The train trip across Canada came to an end at the little train station in Tupper Creek, British Columbia. The C.P.R. colonized the Gundy Ranch with the new settlers. It was here he chose Elfrieda Hampel to be his wife. In 1941 their first child, Trudy was born.
That fall, Rudy joined the Canadian Army to fight the very regime that forced him to flee his homeland. Another 46 young men from Tomslake joined the Allied forces to stop the Nazi invasion in Europe. Rudy's knowledge of the German language allowed him to operate within the intelligence division and took him overseas to the front lines.
Following the armistice Rudy was discharged from active duty with the rank of sergeant in 1945. After a short period of time in Wembley, Rudy and family returned to Tomslake to operate the Tomslake Post Office from l948 to 1956. During this time, he also drove the local school bus and was very active with the Tomslake PTA. While in Tomslake, three more children were born to Rudy and Frieda; Ralph in l948, Robert in 1955 and Ron in 1956, to complete the Dworsky Family.
The Dworskys moved to Dawson Creek in 1957, where Rudy returned to his profession as a baker in the 4X Bakery. When Dawson Creek started letter carrier service, Rudy was one of the original six mailmen, a position held for approximately 20 years. He then became an insurance agent for The Co-operators until his retirement in 1984.
The Happy Wanderers orchestra, consisting of Rudy, Bob, and Ron entertained at many social functions and local parades for about 12 years. Rudy taught music lessons to students at Tate Creek School in the early 1970s. Rudy also produced the Continental Hour on CJDC Radio, to bring music of the old country to residents of the Peace.
Rudy was a passionate fisherman, hunter, camper and soccer fan. A woodworking shop brought many hours of pleasure as well as fine crafted gifts for his family. Rudy was involved in many groups and organizations where his contributions were appreciated and respected. His involvement in the Royal Canadian Legion as a proud Canadian had strong meaning for him, for on Nov. 11, for many years he would play the bugle at the Tomslake Cemetery, never forgetting his fallen comrades and the ultimate price they paid.
One week prior to his demise, he and Frieda celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He said the greatest gift he received that day was to be surrounded by his loving family.
Rudy is survived by his loving wife Frieda, daughter Edeltraut (Roger) Lauzon, sons Ralph, Robert (Shelia), Ron (Barrie Anne), eight grandchildren Marie, Anne, Rachel, Heidi, Thomas, Frank, Paris, and Nicole, and five great grandchildren Christian, Kelton, Brennah, Cassandra, and Ethan.
He leaves to mourn a sister, Marie Backhaus in Germany, as well as several nieces and nephews, Gerald (De-Arn) Hampel of Australia, sister-in-law Erna Bartusek, brother-in-law John (Helen) Hampel and families.
May the powers that guide our destiny grant him peace.
Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, B.C.