1913 - 1999
Christina Abel, better known as Chris Abel, resident of Dawson Creek, passed away on Dec. 18, 1999 in Dawson Creek, B.C. at 86 years of age. Chris was born on a family homestead in Saskatchewan on November 24, 1913. She had four brothers and sisters.
Chris arrived in the Peace River area in the early 1940s. She and her husband Lloyd were happily married for 53 years. They enjoyed the great outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
A memorial service was held on Dec. 23, 1999 in the Bergeron Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m., with Bev Dunsmore officiating.
Chris will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband Lloyd; brother, Frankie (Elsie) Peatch; sisters, Victoria (Tag) Tagmier, Joan (Peter) Thalheimer and Julia (Wes) Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. of Dawson Creek, B.C.
Elden Raymond Adams
1918 - 2000
Elden Raymond Adams, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, passed away on June 23, 2000 in Dawson Creek, at 81 years of age. A funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on June 27, 2000 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek.
Well, here we are to celebrate and share Grandpa's life with you. It was only 10 months ago we were together to celebrate Grandma's.
Elden Adams .... He had a few titles too.. E.R. Adams, Dad, Uncle Elden, Grandpa Adams and Grandpa.
Grandpa was a man full of wisdom, ... wisdom that kept growing and growing. He was well read, open minded and full of 'common sense.' As a result of this, he was able to keep up with the times.
Grandpa had many accomplishments in his life... he was a successful grain farmer, his love for politics took him into the Provincial Election in the early 70's for the Peace River South Riding. He was a pilot in his younger years... I remember he put the big "VOTE E.R. ADAMS" signs on his plane and flew around the country side.
He served many, many years on the Co-op board as President, and also sat on the Federated Co-op board. During these years he was away a lot on trips to Saskatoon. He was very dedicated to the Co-op and believed in the Co-op Movement. There was no question as to where your gifts were purchased, as to Grandpa there was only one store in town! Grandpa met many of his friends through the Co-op... be it the boards he sat on or in later years having his morning coffee with the coffee gang in the cafeteria.
Grandpa enjoyed spending time with Marla and took interest in the horses, which put him and Grandma travelling on the Quarter horse circuits.
Grandpa had his hands full over the years. He farmed his own land for many years, retired, went back farming, retired, then in 1976, when we lost our dad, he went back farming again. He overlooked the whole operation of harvest that year. He even bought another combine to ensure Mom got her crops off.
When we let him actually retire.. these are the years we have all the memories of our River Boating trips, bird hunting and best of all his green house! If you ever had the chance to taste one of Grandpa's tomatoes or cucumbers, you know what I mean; they are AWESOME!!! Grandpa enjoyed joining in with his family. He loved going camping, boating, fishing, horse showing, watching the Moto-Cross races, and he even jumped in with us last year and made it to a couple of Gymkhanas; he liked to support our events.
Grandpa always looked at the complexity of something. He wanted to know the fundamentals and strategy of "How and Why" you did it this way, then he could really appreciate what you were doing.
Grandpa started out with two daughters, but he ended up with four, as he certainly was a father figure for Keela, and he was for me too.
Grandpa's Antique Tractors ...wow they were incredible!! Especially "Ole Queenie " herself...his steam powered Rumley. This tractor has quite a history.. she was Grandpa's father's first tractor and also Grandpa's first tractor. He happened to stumble upon her remains in his travels while looking for old tractors for parts. He knew this was his old tractor as there was an attachment still on it which he himself had welded. Restoring the Rumley started a whole new chapter in Grandpa's life. Once he started he couldn't quit; this hobby became a full time job, to the point that he even sported a personalized "RUMLEY " license plate on his Buick.
Grandpa loved going to auctions .... he loved them so much that he had one of his own last June. He liquidated all his old restored tractors except for the Rumley, along with many small antique engines he had restored. It was quite a day, again a full family effort and something we talked about for months after. There were times we really weren't sure if Grandpa was going make it to see his auction, as he worked so hard preparing for it. Everything had to be a success with Grandpa, and the secret to success is "Hard Work".
Grandpa knew the true value of a dollar!! and this is something he wanted to pass along to us. He would say "Don't worry about the good deals you miss, just learn from the bad ones you make"
Grandpa had a trying time this last year living without Grandma, but we are thankful for this time that we had with him. He appreciated all the support he received from his family and friends and shared many stories, along with tears and laughter.
Grandpa had a good sense of humour, loved to debate politics, enjoyed watching hockey and baseball, took pride in his work / hobbies and bottom line; 'Loved his family.' He was good to all of us and helped each one of us in his own way. We thank him and will always remember the wisdom and lessons he has taught us.
I will certainly miss the stories, the theories on issues in the news and in our community, his green house, and just HIM.
We thank you Grandpa, you will always be " The TOP of our Family's Tree".
He is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Elda Lepine-Bell (Duwayne Bell), and Marla Adams; his grandchildren, Nyla (Ed) Milliken, Dale Lepine, Reed Lepine, and Keela Adams; his great-grandchildren, Dalaina, Christopher, and Denna Rae; his brothers and sisters, Ed (Ronnie) Adams, Veta Meier, and Joyce (Carl) Torio.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services and Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Lori Louise Akeroyd
1963 - 2000
Lori Louise Akeroyd, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, passed away on April 14, 2000 at 36 years of age. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at the Dawson Creek Alliance Church, with Pastor Roy Hubert officiating. Cremation followed.
She was born Lori Louise Janowsky on June 3, 1963, the fourth child of Wayne and Evie Janowsky, and the only daughter following three sons. She was a quiet, shy girl who followed in her brothers' footsteps. Her older brothers did most of the talking for Lori until she was about 12, and then she made up for lost time.
The early years for Lori were spent trying to survive the pranks and jokes of her older brothers. As a small child she joined dance, figure skating and joined the Seals competitive swim club with the boys at age six. Evie, Wayne, Kevin, Kim, Craig and Lori spent many years at the pool, training for swim meets. The family traveled thousands of miles every summer to attend swimming competitions, always ending the season in August at the Provincial championships in Vancouver.
During Lori's school years, she developed friendships that would carry on through her life. She enjoyed basketball, baseball, volleyball, and skiing, but mostly Lori enjoyed the social times of the school years. She remained very proud of her family, and friends were very important to her.
Lori started her working career like her brothers, at the Crest Theatre. She was a cashier there and at the Super A, then went on to Lake View Credit Union for 11 years.
In 1982, on a ski trip to Jasper, Lori met her man. She and Dave would start dating in August and have never looked back. The years were filled with working to build a life together. Lori took up golf, curling and bowling. She was a natural athlete and had a great spirit of competitiveness in her.
In 1987, Dave and Lori were married, Lori was a beautiful bride. Dave and Lori's dream to start a family became a reality in October '89 when Amie was born. Lori was the proudest, happiest mother ever. She spent three years nurturing, loving and playing with Amie until Dave and Lori were blessed with their son, Tyler. Now Lori's life was complete. She had it all, and she just wanted everyone to be as happy as they were.
The whole time Lori was working, and later, as she was raising her children, she continually increased her circle of friends who remained very dear to her. Lori was constantly concerned over her brothers, Dave's siblings, and their families and making sure they were content. Lori was continually planning camping trips and family get-togethers because family was so important to her.
Lori was a happy person filled with laughter and devilishness. Her love of shopping and finding a bargain was known by all; she was a very good shopper. Her prize possessions were her children and she has passed on to them her sense of family values. They are as proud of their mom as she was of them. There was many a birthday party and sleepover, or just a play day that Lori planned for her children. When Dave and Lori built their home, Lori said, "we need space for the kids and all their friends, we need a yard big enough for them all to play in, because I want my children to be with me, and I want their friends to be able to come over too." One of Lori's dreams was realized when she was able to stay at home to raise her children and become a partner in the family business.
Lori joined the P.A.C. group at Amie's school, she got involved in Tyler's soccer, Amie's choir, Tyler's hockey, Amie's figure skating, and along the way just kept making friends.
The support has come through for Lori, Dave, Amie and Tyler from a community with a heart the size of no other.
Lori had grace, style and class. She fought her battle with her head held high, she was brave and persistent. We will remember Lori for her fairness, sense of humour, laughter and zest for life.
Thank you Lori for touching our lives. We will carry your memory close to our hearts, and your laughter in our ears. We will miss you.
Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek.
Anna Gwendolyn (Grama) Anderson
Mrs. Anna Gwendolyn (Grama) Anderson was called home to be with the Heavenly Father and her family on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at the age of 92 years.
She will be lovingly remembered by four sons and daughters-in-law; Stan and Carrie Meeres of Riondel, B.C.; Sid and Gwen Meeres of Victoria, B.C.; Reg and Freda Meeres of Qualicum Beach, B.C. ; Terry and Lisa Meeres of Kelowna, B.C.; one daughter and son-in-law Moreen and Bruce Allison of Vernon, B.C.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Lois Brent of Wembley, Alberta and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband; William Morley (Andy) Anderson in 1986; one daughter, Erna Alexander in 1968; one son, Ed Meeres in 1967; one brother, Tommy Brent and one sister, Lorraine (nee Brent).
Grama was a long-time resident of the Kelowna and Vernon areas before moving up to various communities on the Alaska Highway, then settling in Dawson Creek in the 1950s where she remained until moving back to Vernon in 1973. She was a long-time member of the Eastern Star and while residing in Dawson Creek was a Guardian for the Jobs Daughters.
Grama had a great love for young people and treated them all as part of her family.
The funeral service was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Vernon on May 10, 2000 with Bishop D. Salmon presiding. Cremation followed.
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may send donations in memory of Grama Anderson to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104, 3402-27 Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
Funeral arrangements were made with Bethel Funeral Chapel, Vernon, B.C.
Peter Hallstone Anderson
Peter Hallstone Anderson, resident of Gordondale, Alberta, passed away in Spirit River, on January 22, 2002 at 90 years of age. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on January 28, 2002 at the Gordondale Community Hall in Gordondale, Alberta, with Pastor Dave Brisbin officiating. Interment followed at the Gordondale Cemetery.
Pete was born on December 16, 1911 to Anders and Mia Persson at Hotogen, Sweden, the oldest of a family of six. At the age of 14, he went to work in the logging camps to earn money to go to "America". When he was 17, he bought his ticket on the steam ship to join his Uncle John Halstone at Poplar Hill near Valhalla Center. He landed at Halifax and traveled by train to Sexsmith.
He worked at picking roots, setting up windmills, hacking tamarack R.R. ties and field pitching for the threshing crews around Grande Prairie. When he was 18, he went scouting for a homestead and filed on the quarter section that he has farmed since 1931.
He cleared his first 55 acres by hand before the advent of mechanized land clearing. He did a couple of trips to southern Alberta, hitchhiking the freight trains and nearly freezing to death a couple of times to work for his Aunt at Stavely. He and his partner, Alex Markstrom, came back with a '25 Model T to the homesteads and built two small cabins to winter in at first, and then each built good log buildings. Pete married Edna in 1935. During the winter of '35-'36 he hauled freight between Grande Prairie and Sexsmith for $10 per month.
He raised pigs and cows for many years. Many three-day trips by horse and wagon both to Spirit River and to Dawson Creek were made. He bought his first tractor in '44 and then a Model A Ford pickup to haul the pigs in. Winters were spent in the bush trapping (he used to say he averaged 48 squirrels with a box of 50 shells) and occasionally logging.
Family ties in Sweden took him back on three occasions, 1949, 1967, and 1977 at which time Ed accompanied him to meet the rest of the family.
Pete bought an accordion and with it provided many a nights dance music at the old Kirknes place and around the country. Always interested in community affairs, he was a director with the Acorn Credit Union, The Peace River Seed Co-op and was involved in the Rural Gasification Project for the area. He took great pride in his home seed cleaning plant and supplied many local farmers with fine alsike and fescue seed.
Pete always had a helping hand for anyone that needed help and never waited for a request to do so. If something needed doing, he would get right in there and do it. He had the stamina of two men for most of his life and no one could sharpen an ax or a knife like he could.
Pete never did retire from farming, even though the last three years were very hard for him, he still had to know what was going on and go out to inspect the crops. He also continued giving a lot of good advice. Most of the time, he would ask for "Two Bits" for the lesson.
Peter was predeceased by a grandson, Perry, and one great-grand-daughter, McKenzie.
Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Edna Anderson; son, Ed (Aune) Anderson, grandchildren, Kim (Melvin) Mailloux, Susan (Lon) Urness, Darcy (Collin) Frost, and Sherry (Craig) Strachan; 13 great-gandchildren; siblings, Edvard (Ada) Gruvfelguard, Thore Andersson, and Sixten (Britt) Andersson, as well as numerous relatives in Canada and Sweden.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
1924 - 2001
A funeral service was held for the late Paul Aubin on Friday August 10th, 2001 at 2 p.m. from Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium. David Roch officiated.
Paul was born in Edmonton, Alberta on October, 28th 1924. He was raised on a farm in St. Paul, Alberta. At the early age of seven he lost his mother to pneumonia, being raised by his father, brothers and sisters until the age of 14. At this early age Paul started his career working on farms doing odd jobs painting fences and houses.
Paul moved around a lot in his younger years working his way across Canada via rail, finally settling in Brule, Alberta to work for Archie Radcliffe at Evans Camp. This is where he met his future wife Shirley who was working as camp cook. They were married in Edson, Alberta on February 26th ,1952 and over the years had four children, Maurice, Lucien, Pauline and Bert. In their early years together Paul worked in logging camps, drove truck for Girard St. Denis, and operated a portable sawmill making Jack Pine Poles and railroad ties.
In 1957 the family moved to Hinton, Alberta where Paul worked at the Hinton Pulp Mill.
After being exposed to Chlorine Gas leaving him unconscious for three days he decided the Pulp Mill life wasn't for him. In 1958 Paul moved his family to McBride, BC where he worked for Harstead Lumber Company for the next five years. He drove trucks, welded equipment and did whatever needed to be done to keep things running smoothly.
In 1963 they were off on another journey to Fort St. John, BC where Paul was employed as a painting contractor until 1964 when he started logging for Westgates in the Hudson Hope Area. Then in 1965 he ran his own logging show on the Murray River. In the spring of 1966 logging came to a halt and Paul spent the summer running a Gold Mining operation for his brother-in-law Al Dubeau.
Winter came and the gold mine was shut down so Paul went to work at Swansons Lumber as the first Dry Kiln operator.
In 1969 Paul changed his career completely and became a salesman for Regal Pontiac Buick selling cars and trucks. He finally found his niche in life becoming the best salesman around.
In the spring of 1970 he was approached by Blueline Ventures to sell Mobile Homes. This was a new challenge for Paul, so we packed up that summer and moved to Fort Nelson, BC where he started his new business Aubin Ventures Ltd.
He loved the challenge of a sale and always wanted his customers to be happy regardless of the price. He enjoyed working with the people and had a very active life. People could drop in anytime, day or night the door was always open. He later expanded his business to opening the first Ford Dealership in Fort Nelson and he also managed the Union 76 Service Station.
Paul was a very active member of the community, sponsored and managed the Hockey, Baseball, and Broomball teams. He also found time to be an active member of the Elks Club. While living in Fort Nelson his eldest son Maurice was tragically killed in a car accident.
In 1979 Paul and Shirley retired to Abbotsford, BC where Paul took up woodworking as a hobby. He made clocks, end tables, coffee tables and dinning tables. The house became filled with many wood products that Paul had designed, so he rented store space and opened up Aubin Burl Gallery. In the spring of 1980 his wife and best friend of 28 years passed away. Paul left Abbotsford that summer and went Gold Mining in Barkerville, B.C.
In 1981 he moved to Dawson Creek, to be closer to his children and he went back selling cars for Aspol Motors. While selling cars he met Elvina with whom he spent the next 16 years. He still continued his hobby making clocks and tables and also enjoyed refinishing Antique Furniture.
Paul was well known for his outstanding work as he was a perfectionist!
In his spare time his hobbies included hunting, fishing, some golfing and of course playing cards.
Over the 50 years his hunting and fishing stories were retold many times, to the delight of his family and friends. As the years progressed so did the stories. Paul would try anything new even using a number one wood to chip onto the green. He spent many hour's playing cards. Anytime someone stopped by the deck of cards were on the table and his own unique set of rules.
Paul loved his grandchildren, Darcy, Shantel, Cody and Amber. Grandpa's greatest joy was playing cards with his grandchildren and no matter the age he always included everyone. One of his greatest loves was to spend time assembling their new toys and joining in on the fun.
Paul loved the outdoors. In May he would load his camper and set out for a summer of fun. He went to Edmonton each year to visit his sister Alma and his long life friend Girard St. Denis and family. Then he would wander over to the Hippy Furniture Factory to check in on Dean and Joanne. He always admired their furniture. Next he would head South stopping at each town visiting friends and families. This included a stop at Winfield to pick a few cherries at Al and Jackies. Then it would be off to Keefer Lake to see Jack Armstrong's at the wilderness Resort last but not least over to Salmon Arm to visit with Marcel and Gladys Houde. Other places of interest were his many visits to Hay River. He loved the people, the fishing and the sing songs.
Paul loved and enjoyed the company of his many close friends and families throughout BC, Alberta and the Northwest Territories.
Everyone knew Paul for his love of music and the many jam sessions. He sang Hank Snow and Hank Williams songs in hotels all over B.C., Alberta and the Northwest Territories. In 1997 he recorded a cassette tape of his 10 favorite songs. He loved entertaining and if the crowd were Hank Snow fans then they were a fan of Paul's.
Paul saw no boundaries to living life to its fullest regardless whether it was work or play.
This trait is what made him so special, loved, respected and a privilege to know. Everyone that met Paul has found memories of a caring, giving man that will be greatly missed.
Interment will be at a later date at Abbotsford, B.C.
Funeral arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek.
Clarence Donald Auton
Clarence Donald Auton passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on Monday, Feb. 11, 2002. He was born in Dawson Creek, B.C. on Feb. 9. 1938.
Clarence was predeceased by his father James Auton, and is survived by his loving wife Arlene of 43 years; his mother Mildred Auton of Dawson Creek; sons Calvin (Dana) Auton of Innisfail, Alberta and Larry Auton of Nanaimo, B.C.; daughters Yvonne (Craig) Kobewka of Canmore, Alberta, Lana (Grant) Ellard of Wembley, Alberta and grandchildren J.J., Alysha, Carey, Derek and Tyler.
Also mourning his loss are brothers Earl Auton and Marvin (Maureen) Auton, both of Dawson Creek; sisters Marlene Pearson and partner Keith Seabrook of Doe River, B.C., Maxine Vreim of Whitehorse, Yukon, together with many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Clarence was a top-notch electrician and worked all over northern B.C. for many years. He was happiest when he had a guitar in his hand and a song in his heart. A creative, talented woodworker, he loved spending time in his workshop and when he was able played ball, coached a women's fastball team, loved camping and snowmobiling.
He was very much loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Private family arrangements. Donations in his memory to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, B.C., V9M 1P2, would be appreciated.
Comox Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, entrusted with arrangements.
Gerald Wayne Aven (Jerry Aven)
1930 - 2002
Jerry Aven a resident of Trutch Mountain and of Windy Point, B.C. passed away on February 15, 2002 at the age of 71 years. Funeral services were held in Mackenzie on February 21 at 1 p.m. from the Mackenzie Baptist Church. Reverend, Henry Dunbar officiated. Interment followed on Saturday February 23 in the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek, B.C. Pastor Harold Ferguson officiated the interment.
Jerry was born on September 23, 1930 in Texas, USA. He met and married his life long partner Betty in 1953. After the birth of their three oldest children, Gary, Brenda and Debbie, Jerry and his growing family moved to northern California. There, Jerry entered the construction business, where he labored on some of the biggest construction projects of that time.
Jerry and Betty were then blessed with three more children. Lori, Terry and Jana. Now they had a family of six small children. At a time when most men would just want to have the security of knowing where their next paycheck was coming from, being true to his nature, in late December of 1963, Jerry loaded his young family and headed north. With only $1,250 in his pocket, he and his family immigrated across the border the second week of January 1964.
When asked how he planned on making a living in Dawson Creek, his reply was "Hell, it's gotta be cold up there, I've got a pickup and a chain saw, I'll cut firewood if I have to." He was allowed to cross the border. He was now a Canadian. Jerry's knowledge of Canada was limited. It was two weeks before someone told him that you couldn't start a vehicle with 30-weight oil in it at 35 below.
Only then did he have problems, and had to winterize his vehicle.
Now imagine his confusion, when he had to pay his first hospital bill of $1 a day for a four-day stay for one of his children.
It took the hospital some time to explain that that was all he owed.
For the next few years Jerry followed construction and ranching. His last construction job was in Faro, Yukon. In 1968, on his way home from Faro, he bought Mason Creek Lodge, at mile 171 on the Alaska Highway. This was the beginning of many happy years. Jerry and Betty went on to build Trutch Mountain Lodge, and have two more children, Sonya and Gerald. This was a family operation that lasted for many years; this is where Jerry became a well-known figure in the north.
All those who came in contact remember Jerry. When you met Jerry, you met Jerry. You might forget other people, but not him. The experience remains with you for life. If man were measured by the imprint they leave on others, Jerry stands above the crowd.
A strong disciplinarian, he demanded the best and the most from his kids. Nothing else would suffice. For that we thank him. We are better for it. All his children are in business for themselves, in one form or another. The individuality he taught makes that a must. Jerry believed that nothing was impossible, if you wanted it bad enough, and were willing to do the work it took to make it happen. It would happen.
In 1986, Jerry and Betty bought Windy Point Inn. They made this business a successful operation that became a well-known landmark in the Mackenzie area. It was here that Jerry and Betty reared and watched their youngest children spread their wings and successfully establish their own families, businesses and lives.
From here they had planned to buy a home and retire in Dawson Creek. Jerry knew what the word retire meant, but he didn't understand the concept. All his life Jerry worked hard, many would say too hard. But he truly enjoyed the experience of accomplishment. Those who knew Jerry, knew he could never be happy being unproductive and he himself knew that.
Jerry was an avid hunter; he also loved fishing and horses. He made sure that every one of his children had the opportunity to experience the outdoors the way he did.
Those who took the time to know Jerry understood that beneath the ruff and gruff, there was a soft, generous side. While demanding you
hold up your end, and earn your keep, if you were down on your luck, you could bet he would make sure you got through it.
Jerry lived by simple values. Honesty and integrity were his guiding principle. A signature on a piece of paper meant nothing to him if you didn't shake on it. It was the handshake that was important. The signature was just something to make his lawyer happy. Jerry's expectations were simple, say what you mean and mean what you say.
In his later years, Jerry enjoyed entertaining with his stories. He could go on forever, as long as he had a listener. Though entertaining, his stories were based on fact or experience. As well, and more important, they were designed to educate. Most of the stories contained a lesson in the values he held. Young and old alike were fascinated with him. His stories served to enhance that fascination.
Jerry's strongest value was the honour he held for his wife, and the relationship he had with his children. He made mistakes, as all husbands and fathers do, but he always recognized that fact, and apologized without fail.
Jerry was transparent, what you saw was what you got. The only thing he kept close to his heart was his spirituality. Only recently, Jerry spoke of his personal beliefs. As his health failed, I believe he explored his own mortality, and was able to come to terms with his God.
Jerry was a pioneer. He and people like him are responsible for what the north is today. He has his place in lore. Along with Jimmy Anderson, Bobby Keen, Wayne Hall and others, stories will always be told of Jerry Aven.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife Betty; his children Gary, Brenda, Debbie, Lori, Terry, Jana, Sonya, and Gerald; his grandchildren Anita, Mark, Amanda, David, Michael, Jana, Marshall, Michael, Daneyea, Tama, Luke, Rebecca, Jami, Dustin, Jennifer, Shawn, Tracy, Toni, Mathew, Morgan, Melissa, Natasha, Mindy, Amanda, Mason, and Jerry; great-grand children Brianna, Skylar, Taylor, Mathew, Mackera, Todd and Coleman; and also other family and many friends.
Arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek. B.C.