Irvin Dale Willich
1925 - 2000
Funeral Services for Irvin Dale Willich were held on Friday, March 31 at 2 p.m. from the Notre Dame Catholic Church in Dawson Creek. Interment was in the Sunrise Valley Cemetery.
Irvin was born September 26,1925 in Kansas USA. He passed away March 24, 2000.
Irvin moved with his parents, from Saskatchewan to the Peace River country and on to the Sunrise Valley area in 1932. They lived in a one-room log cabin with a dirt floor. In 1959 he married Priscilla and they moved to Dawson Creek where they resided until his death.
Irvin is survived by his loving wife Priscilla; a son, William, of Grande Prairie; a daughter, Sheila, of Dawson Creek; two grandchildren; one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
He is survived by brothers Bill of Powell River, Buster of Winfield, Henry of Hinton, Fred of Nanaimo, and LeRoy of Sunrise Valley, as well as sisters Pearl Grey of Manning, Frances Senden of Hazelton, and June Thomson of Estavan.
Reynar's Funeral Chapel and Crematorium was in charge of arrangements.
Sylvia Ethel Wills
1916 - 2001
Sylvia Ethel Wills resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, former long time resident of Rolla, British Columbia, passed away in Dawson Creek, on February 12, 2001 at 84 years of age.
Sylvia was cremated, and a memorial service was held at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 16, 2001 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, with Captain Joan Shayler officiating.
She was born on February 26, 1916 in Tugaske, Saskatchewan. Sylvia was predeceased by her spouse, Alexander Wills in 1972, and by her sister Hazel Waugh. She leaves to mourn her passing, and celebrate her life, her family and friends. Her son Ron (Helga) Wills and their three children A.J., Ryan, and Sean, of Fort St. John; her daughter Jeanie Wills (John Butler), of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will miss her desperately. She will be lovingly remembered as a woman of fierce independence and sadly missed as a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend.
The Wills family would like to thank the 2nd floor nurses at the Dawson Creek & District Hospital, and Dr. Boronowski for their kind care during her two weeks in hospital.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Bertha Wilson, also known as 'Bert' Wilson, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, passed away on March 31, 2001.
She was born on April 21, 1937 in Marlboro, Alberta. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, officiated by Father Chris Lynch.
Bert has joined her beloved 'Reg'. She is survived by her two daughters, Donna Wilson of Edmonton, AB, Elly-May Wilson (Mickey Rothchilds) of Pouce Coupe, BC, and one son, Don Wilson of Ontario, three sisters, Violet Melnick of Edmonton, Alberta, Rose Williams of Edmonton, Alberta, and Jessie Lawrence of Calgary, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bert may be made by way of a donation to the British Columbia Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., of Dawson Creek, British Columbia. A wake will be held on Friday, April 6, 2001 at the Marlboro Community Hall, Marlboro, Alberta.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at the Marlboro Community Hall, interment will follow at the Marlboro Cemetery, Marlboro, Alberta. Arrangements under the direction of Edson Funeral Home Ltd, Edson, Alberta.
1925 - 2001
Josef Winter, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia passed away on Friday, April 6, 2001 at the Dawson Creek & District Hospital, at 75 years of age.
He was born in Grslitz, Czechoslovakia, on May 13, 1925 to Mary and Josef Winter. Joe immigrated with his family from Czechoslovakia to Tomslake, British Columbia in 1939, where they established their farm.
Joe was employed by School District #59 as a bus driver / mechanic for over 20 years. His passion was hunting, fishing, and 'the great outdoors'. He had many hobbies; painting, leatherwork, and he will be remembered as a soccer player in the Tomslake area. J
Joe was predeceased by his parents, Josef and Mary Winter, his brothers-in-law, Harry Mulyk and Wandy Kravontka. He leaves his loving family; sisters, Elsie Winter of Dawson Creek, BC, Chris Kravontka of Grande Prairie, AB, and Sybil Mulyk of Grande Prairie, AB; nephews, Len, Rick, and Randy; niece, Liz; and great nephews, Damian, Jared, Nicholas, and Elijah.
Joe was cremated, and by his request, no funeral service was held. Expressions of sympathy may be made of Joe by way of a donation to the: Dawson Creek S.P.C.A. 637-114th Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3A1.
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Irvin Jentry Wood
Irvin Jentry (Woody) Wood passed away in Prince George, B.C. April 1, 2001 at the age of 83 years.
Survived by his loving wife, Victoria; daughter Susan (Henry) of Prince George; son Stephen (Virginia) of North Vancouver; grandchildren Caroline (Rob) of London, England, Michael of North Vancouver, Annalise of Victoria, B.C. and one great grandson, Aidan of London, England. Four brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews also survived Irvin.
A service for the immediate family was held on April 5, 2001 at Lakewood Funeral Chapel in Prince George, B.C.
Warren Reginald Woodman
1957 - 2002
Warren Reginald Woodman, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia passed away on January 29, 2002 in the Dawson Creek & District Hospital, at 44 years of age. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on February 1, 2002 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek.
Eulogy written and read by Dwain Clease:
Warren was born in Maria, Quebec on May 11, 1957, the youngest of four children born to Walter and Bettie Woodman. He graduated at Bonaventure, Quebec.
The pulp mill at New Richmond, Quebec was Warren's work place for 16 years. During these years, Warren married and was blessed with two children, Natasha, and Mark.
A former resident of Grande Cascapedia, Quebec, Warren came to reside Dawson Creek in the early '90's. After meeting Joann, Warren spoke of some day his children would come to live with him. Along with the excitement of this, came the fears of fatherhood, and all the day to day responsibilities. After some time, a routine was worked out and some fears disappeared. Warren had wanted his children around him long before they came 3 1/2 years ago. He was very proud of both of his children; Natasha, re-entering the school system, and Mark, working his way through grade school and gymnastics.
Only someone in Warren's position would understand how difficult it was for him to speak to his children about his illness and death. For Warren, he had beat this disease once before, and was positive he would beat it again. Up until his passing, Warren would not accept or entertain the idea that he was going to die. To inflict pain or discomfort on others was not what he wanted, not on family, and certainly not on his children.
During Warren's illness, he maintained a very positive attitude. Last Christmas, a family photo was taken, Warren had been taking treatment, so he had the usual hairstyle. He was given a nurse, which was a Barbie doll whom they named 'Nurse Biddy'. They took Nurse Biddy to all the treatments, a bit of humour for everybody.
The doctor would talk to Warren about his condition, Warren would say the doctor was just trying to trick him into eating. With a very positive attitude, he was sure he would beat this disease once more. As we know this was not what took place.
Warren's family would like to celebrate his life seeing him as a very positive, kind, giving person doing for others before they asked. During his illness you would find him in the kitchen preparing meals for his family and friends.
Family see Warren as a unique person, if you watched when Warren met someone, he was the same but at sometimes different with some of those he met, maybe like all of us. In a non-judgmental way you were either accepted as a friend or just someone else he knew.
Warren was a witty person, he could see humour at some of the most difficult times.
Some of Warren's common expressions were:
'It is better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all.'
'Tomorrow will be a better day.'
To his son, Mark, he would say: 'Don't sweat the small stuff.'
After meeting Joann, Warren, not knowing it; enrolled in school:
Class 101 - Don't Argue With Joann
Class 101A - Things ARE SO Black & White
'A' Course - 'Good Living' - 'Good Company', 'Partnering To The End'
The way Warren lived his life, he showed Joann that everything is not black and white; there are many colours of grey. This was an accepted accomplishment for them both.
To celebrate his life, lets talk about things Warren did and enjoyed; Warren and Joann made three trips back to his home province of Quebec, meeting family and friends, also a holiday camping was a special time for Warren, he enjoyed country music, wally-ball, and hockey games. Warren was also interested in politics, local community events and news. He enjoyed a beer and a smoke, and 'playing the slots'.
It did not matter about Warren's discomfort or pain, he would ask people around him how their day was going. He did this showing real interest and concern for each person.
Warren was a bit of a free spirit, a steady worker, a reliable and responsible person.
Warren was pre-deceased by his father, Walter.
He is remembered by his best friend, and loving partner, Joann; children, Natasha and Mark; Joann's children, Keltie (Colby) and Kate; mother, Bettie; siblings, Edwina, Walter, and Joan (John); nephews, Eddie, David, Steven, Danielle; and grand-nephew, Jelani.
He will be missed and remembered by family, his many friends, co-workers, and all that enjoyed his life and company.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
1914 - 2000
Johnathan Albert William Woodrow better known as "Albert Woodrow" was born August 15, 1913 in a small Yorkshire town "Saltburn By The Sea" on the East Coast of England. Albert passed away on July 20, 2000 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia at the age of 86. A memorial service was held on July 25 at 2 p.m. at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, in Dawson Creek, with Reverend Judy Hare officiating.
In his younger days, Albert worked for his father. He joined the auxiliary fire service and some time later at the outbreak of war, he became a full time fireman with the National Fire Service.
Albert met Violet and they were married in 1942 at Shipton, Yorkshire. They had two children Gladys and Charles. During the late fifties, they decided on a change of scenery and a new life, so they freighted to Canada in 1957. After docking in Montreal, Albert and his family boarded a train for the West and landed in Dawson Creek.
They nearly didn't make it. During a stop in Winnipeg, Albert was distracted by newspapers, tea and a ladies pipe band playing at the station. On returning to the platform, he saw the rear of his train disappearing out of site with Violet, his two children and all the passports. A train master radioed ahead to the next stop to hold the train and a kindly taxi driver drove Albert through a blizzard to reach the next stop in time to catch the train.
Shortly after arriving in Dawson Creek, Albert and Violet bought a small house in town and later homesteaded on a farm in the Arras area. Here, Albert worked as a mechanic for a Fort St. John Lumber Company, Case Power, Co-op Implements and Finning Tractor.
When I first met Albert, I literally ran in to him at the Co-op, with my arms full of groceries and two young children in tow. I apologized and explained that I was in a hurry to visit my wife in hospital before the visiting hours ended. Albert, showing his generous nature stated that a hospital was no place for young children to be, and insisted that I leave them with Violet and himself, until visiting hours were over.
I did, and when I returned I found my children fed and a meal waiting for me. This was the start of a friendship which has lasted 24 years.
Many happy evenings and weekends have been enjoyed by us at the farm and in town. With similar tastes in music, we had some great sing-along sessions rounded off with wonderful meals that Violet always provided. We used to say that was one of the reasons Albert had a happy smile on his face.
Albert has always been a considerate, caring and generous man, always there when someone needed help with a tractor or other piece of farm equipment. For those of us that have known Albert, our lives have been made richer. Charles said that he always remembered looking out of the car window and seeing his dad waving 'cheerio' to him. Today he feels that it is his turn to wave 'cheerio' to his dad.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Violet, children, Gladys and Charles, his grandchildren and many, many friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., of Dawson Creek, B.C.
Edythe May Wright
1919 - 2001
Family and friends gathered on Monday, November 26 at the South Peace United Church 11 a.m. to celebrate the life of Edythe Wright a Mom, Gram & Great-Gram, and a long time resident of Dawson Creek, B.C. Rev. Judy Hare officiated and interment followed in the City Cemetery.
Edythe Wright was born in the middle of a hurricane on Friday the 13th of June 1919 at Transcona, Manitoba. She was the fourth of five children, three girls and two boys, and spent her childhood in the Winnipeg area.
When Edythe was nine years old she became very ill with what was later diagnosed as Polio.
This left her with a deformed foot and then in these later years, Post-Polio syndrome greatly diminished her lifestyle and ultimately took her life.
At the age of 16 she went to live with her older sister, Phyl, and her family in Kenora, Ontario. When Phyl moved to Dryden, Ontario, Edythe and her sister-in-law Doris worked at a tourist resort at 'Lake Of The Woods'. While there she met Walter Wright in the summer of 1938. They were married at Phyl's home in Dryden on December 16, 1939.
Walter's road construction work took them to Niagara Falls, Ontario, where their eldest daughter, Elaine was born on October 26th ,1941.
In 1942 Walter and his brother Henry hired on with Dufferin Paving who had a contract to build a portion of the Alaska Highway. Arriving in Dawson Creek July 12, 1942 by rail, with their 20' house trailer, Edythe thought it was the end of the world! A city girl with an infant, no pasteurized milk, and unable to get the trailer off the train was a nightmare. She drew the line when a local merchant sent Walter to a farmer for cow's milk. From that day on Elaine's formula was made with canned milk. But how to heat it? The train engineer obliged with his steam engine.
New in town, nowhere to stay, friends from Niagara Falls had rented a house and took Edythe and their daughter Elaine in. This little two-room shack is still standing between 102nd and 108th Avenue on the East side of 17th street on the bank of the Dawson Creek. Walter stayed in their trailer at the railroad yard.
Leaving Dawson Creek in an old vehicle with no brakes they towed the trailer to Taylor Flats where they lived for approximately two months while Walter worked on the highway. Their trailer was parked near Hills Store and neighbors, Iris and George Kirkpatrick, took them under their wing. Being the closest to a Grandmother Elaine had, Iris became 'Nanny'. As construction progressed so did they, traveling north to Mile 398 in a convoy of heavy equipment with Edythe and Elaine, the first 'white' females to travel this section of the highway.
The trailer was set up on the outskirts of the camp. That lasted just long enough for the first bear to rub noses through the glass with Elaine who said 'kitty, kitty'. Edythe grabbed two tin pie plates and scared him away with the noise. That night the trailer was moved into camp and parked along side the cookhouse. In the fall of 1943, Edythe and Elaine came back to Nanny's in Taylor Flats until October when Walter arrived and they moved for the last time to Dawson Creek.
They rented their first home on 102nd Avenue where the 'Nawican Friendship Center' currently stands.
A year or two later they moved one house east. The house they left was soon occupied by Harold and Ann Schilds, whose grandson is now married to Kerry. In the summer of 1945, Walter and Edythe, along with Francis and Edith Dunham bought the Arcadia Cafe. The two Edith's alternated shifts being the cashier. Walter's brother, Henry, bought out the Dunham's in 1946 and the Wright's Cold Storage was started out of the back of the Arcadia. Christmas 1947 the restaurant was sold to Pete Wing and Harry Dar.
Helping Walter with the new venture, Edythe drove an old army jeep to deliver Ice Cream.
On November 3, 1948, the Peace River Block News reported the birth of Court, with the comment that the Ice Cream must have contributed to his 11 lb 12 oz birth weight.
Walter's life was a busy one with building business, his involvement in Rotary, United Church, Fair Board, Civic Politics and his many other community activities. In contrast, Edythe was a very private person, devoting her life to the home front. This past Wednesday at Reynars, when asked what Edythe's occupation was, Kerry said 'Mom'. Court remembers that she never minded having all the neighbourhood kids at our house because she knew where her kids were.
In 1952 Walter and Edythe built a new house, and moved in October of that year and Edythe remained there until her last days enjoying the space and the view. The first years in this home, she enjoyed the many evenings with Tom and Millie Best, the Levines, and the Sunbergs, playing Canasta.
In the fall of 1957, Walter was excited Edythe was in shock, Elaine was in tears and 9-year-old Court didn't get it - there was a baby on the way! On May 8,1958 Edythe gave birth to a 10lb 10oz baby girl named Kerry.
On May 5,1962 Theon Isfeld officially joined the family when he and Elaine married, with Court as an usher and four year old Kerry as their flower girl. Theon and Elaine moved to Victoria in February 1965. Having her first born move so far away was extremely upsetting to Edythe but having her first grandchild born in 1966 and that far away was even worse.
With the youngest in school Edythe now had time to volunteer at the Hospital Auxiliary visiting pediatrics as she enjoyed the little ones. She also joined a nighttime-ladies Bridge Club where Kerry remembers all the fancy ribbon sandwiches and all the dainties. It was so exciting for Kerry to help serve.
One of Kerry's strongest memories is coming home from school on Wednesdays, which was baking day and having the peanut butter cookies that only Edythe could make! The whole family remembers what a wonderful cook Edythe was.
1971 was a very stressful year for Edythe as Walter was Rotary District Governor and they were away from home most of the year. Traveling 1/2 way around the world and having to leave two kids at home was not her cup of tea!
Even though Elaine left Dawson in 1965 she and Edythe exchanged weekly letters faithfully for over thirty years. When Edythe's arthritis made it difficult to write, Elaine started phoning her every night. Because of this communication our family has remained very close.
The biggest change in Edythe's life was to come 21 years ago today - November 26, 1980, when Walter suddenly passed away. Fortunately, she had her children and grandchildren but she still had to make a life of her own. After Walter died, Edythe also started a tradition of spending every second Christmas on the Island with Elaine and her family. After an adjustment time, she developed a circle of friends and loved their times together playing scrabble and bridge or at the Birthday luncheon once a month. One of the things Edythe couldn't do without was her weekly hairdo - Thank you Ona.
The past year being house bound she really appreciated the phone chats and visits from Joy, Myrtle and June. Even though Edythe wasn't able to get out, she still had lots of visits from her grandchildren, a treat they will all miss very much.
Edythe Wright was predeceased by her husband, Walter, her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughter Elaine (Theon) Isfeld of Courtney, B.C. son Court (Shirley) Wright, and daughter Kerry (Danny) Schilds, both of Dawson Creek; grandchildren, Shelley (Jeff) Gailloux of Courtenay, Shanna (Darrell) Ball of Comox, Corey, Tenille and Jeremy Wright, Josh, Tove and Graydon Schilds, all of Dawson Creek; and great-grandchildren, Bradie and Blaze Gailloux and Kiera Ball.
Arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek.
1959 - 2000
Bernie Yaremichuk was born in Edmonton, Alta. in 1959. He was the second of two sons born to Steve Yaremichuk and Victoria Stefantz. Bernie was raised in and around the Vegreville area and later attended Northern Alberta Institute of Technoligy. After leaving N.A.I.T., Bernie took a position with the City of Dawson Creek.
Over his 22 years of employment with the City of Dawson Creek, Bernie held several positions, the most recent being Parks and Recreation director.
Bernie loved his job. He loved the contact it gave him with the community, and he loved the feeling of having contributed to making the city a better place to live.
His contributions to the city and its citizens were numerous and ongoing over the years, but it was his contribution as a husband, father and friend for which he should be most remembered.
Bernie knew the meaning of commitment. When he gave his word, he kept it, and it did not matter how inconvenient or how big the job, a promise was a promise. He was always readily available to help a neighbour or friend, often without being asked and always with a smile. Bernie gave freely and easily of himself and never expected anything in return.
His family was always a priority and we were never in any doubt of that.
Every day in a thousand little ways, he expressed to us how important he thought we were. From picking the girls up in the middle of a busy day, to bringing lunch into me if I worked through lunch time. No need was too small for him to tend to. His extended family was of great importance to him as well. It was hard for him to see any of them troubled. Bernie touched us all with his selflessness. He was tender, loving, kind and generous and solid as a rock.
His strength was quiet and unassuming. He taught his daughters to be honest, have integrity and never compromise their principles. He taught them how important it is to find value and worth in all people and to treat them that way and he delivered these lessons by living them. Bernie taught me the joy of being a better person and inspired me to live up to his standards. There are no words to express our sorrow or describe the hole his passing has left in our lives.
Bernie was predeceased by his mother Victoria Yaremichuck in 1982. He leaves behind his wife Lana, daughters Chelsey and Sydney, father Steve Yaremichuk, brother Ed (Fran) Yaremichuk and a loving extended family; Ed (Kathie) Campbell, Bernice (Bill) Tracey, William (Liz) Campbell, Mervin (Agnes) Campbell, Larry (Michelle) Campbell, and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces.
You will forever be in our hearts, our memories and our dreams.
Karley Benjamin James Young
Dec. 6, 1994 to Dec. 19, 2001
Our sweet little boy was called to heaven on December 19, 2001. Karley's short life was a full and busy one. His day started with hugs and kisses for his Mom and Dad, and then off to school to be with his friends and teachers.
Karley attended Ecole Frank Ross and loved going to school. The highlights of his day were being outside to run and play with his friends, going to gym class, music class, and enjoying all of his Grade 2 activities.
Karley had a great love for people. He loved going to his Dad's office to socialize with everyone there, and with his winning smile and sparkling blue eyes, he captured the hearts of everyone. His love of people included both young and old; from his surrogate grandparents, his friends at his special coffee shop, his church friends, his country neighbours and his classmates near and far.
He touched the hearts of many and will never be forgotten as he will always be in their hearts.
Karley loved being with family, he counted down the days to the arrival of relatives coming to Dawson Creek, B.C., or going on holidays to see his family. He couldn't wait to see his Grandmas and Grandpas, aunts, uncles, and all of his cousins, for he loved being with them all.
Karley will always be in our hearts, his love for us was overflowing and no matter how difficult our day was, just one look, one smile, made everything right again.
One of our favourite songs can sum up our love: 'Mommies and Daddies don't just love their children every now and then, it's a love without end, Amen.'
Karley will always be remembered by his grandparents, aunts and uncles, numerous cousins and friends, and forever cherished by his Mom and Dad.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Marvin Charles Zoerb
1954 - 2001
A funeral service was held for Marvin on June 26th 2001 at Reynar's Funeral Chapel Dawson Creek.
Marvin was born in Murrayville B.C. on May 23, 1954. He was the second chosen son of Arthur and Evelyn Zoerb of Dawson Creek. While attending school, Marvin began his career in retail grocery at the Dawson Co-Op union, working after school and weekends. After school his career took him to the Co-Op in Peace River, Alberta and then as a department manager to the Co-Op in Revelstoke, B.C.
Marvin returned home to Dawson Creek to assist in the care of his ailing father and decided on a career change to Auto Body Repair, attending Northern Lights Collage and working at Dufour Auto Body, Dawson Auto Body and K&L Auto Body where he received his practical training. After working at the Auto Body trade for a number of years, Marvin decided on another career change. He returned to his first career choice, becoming one of the first people to work at the new IGA store in Dawson Creek where he remained until his illness.
In 1980, Marvin and Jennie Ferbey formed a partnership and in 1982 their son, Damien was born in Kelowna where Marvin was attending the first year Auto Body apprenticeship training. On the day of his final exam, his son decided to make his appearance. Marvin attended the birth and then headed for class to take his test, which he past with flying colors.
Marvin was very much a happy man. He encouraged Jennie's love and interest in dog's, attending many dog shows, where she showed her Great Danes. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and old cars and passed this love on to his son.
Summer weekends were often spent at lakes in the area, camping, boating and fishing with his brother Darryl and family as well as the Ferbey family. Fall was one of his favorite times of the year. Tramping through the bush on foot or on his quad searching for that elusive moose with Darryl and his friends where he was dubbed "Babysitter" and "Spielberg".
Father in-law, Bill Ferbey was also a frequent hunting partner. When Damien became old enough, Marvin encouraged him to take the gun handling program and he was included in the hunting and fishing as often as possible. Winter found him sitting on a stool alongside Bill Ferbey where they dangled their hooks through a hole in the ice hoping to get the big one and many times succeeding.
Marvin was a very friendly and familiar face at the Dawson Creek IGA store and always took the time to speak to everyone. This was one of the things he missed most during his illness.
Marvin lost his long battle with cancer on June 22,2001. He was Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Evelyn Zoerb.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Jennie Ferbey, his son Damien Ferbey, brother Darryl (Margaret) Zoerb of Fort St. John, B.C. nieces, Shelley (Jeff) Kelly, Kristen Zoerb, nephew, Darryl Zoerb of Fort St. John, B.C. Aunt Vera (Bruce) Coates of Cobblehill, B.C. Aunt Evelyn (Stan) Zoerb, Hazel (Wes) Zoerb, as well as many cousins.
Arrangements under the care of Reynar's Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek, B.C.