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Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Friday, 14 March 2008, at 8:31 a.m.

George Waldie
A Funeral service for the late George Waldie of East Doe River was held on Sunday, September 16, 2001, at 2 p.m., from the Rolla Baptist Church. Reverend Gary Henderson officiated.
George was born on February 9, 1942 in Pouce Coupe. He was one of fifteen children born to Raymond and Isabella Waldie. He was raised and took his schooling in the Landry District.
George worked for the Department of Highways for a number of years, being stationed at
Mt. Lemoray and Mile 22 of the Alaska Highway.
After working for the Department Highways, George moved to the farm in East Doe River and put his mind to farming and helping raise cows, sheep, horses and pigs. The pigs were a lot of fun for George, with yards of electric fence to keep them under control as they were of the wild breed. Besides doing his own farming he worked seasonally for neighbours seeding, cultivating and harvesting.
Over the years George developed a lot of good friendships with people who shared his passion for hunting and fishing. Just this year he felt as though he had 'Won the Lottery' as he put it. George had been granted a chance at a bull moose and a buck deer in the hunting draws for the up coming season.
George had a mischievous sense of humor, with many practical jokes being played. For instance, at the wedding of one of his sisters, he and a friend painted the outhouse toilet seat with red paint in hopes of getting the bride or groom to take the seat first, but instead landed the minister. After a good laugh they invited him out to the icehouse for a drink with the boys.
Another time George and a friend went wife hunting for his brother Alec, of course without Alec's knowledge or consent and you can imagine where the story goes from there.
Many more stories echo through family and friends giving everyone a good chuckle.
One of his favorites was the annual Doe River Rodeo.
Company was always present at the farm and after supper a pot of well steeped tea and a good crib game could be counted on.
George had good community values. If someone needed help, he was there to lend a hand, no matter what the task.
George has one son Raymond of whom he was very proud of and spoke of often, reminiscing of good times spent together.
George is survived by: his good friend, Verna; son, Raymond; sisters, Charlotte Waldie (Callahan), Kathy (Ed) Pulbier, Mabel Waldie (Wagar), Laura (Charlie) Wagar; brother, Ron (Elaine) Waldie and many other surviving family and friends.
George will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched.
Arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek.

James and Norma Walker
James Glen Walker & Norma Aileen Walker were called home on January 21, 2000
A funeral service was held on Jan. 26, 2000 at the Dawson Creek Alliance Church at 2 p.m., officiated by reverends Warren Brower, David Dick and John Klassen.
Norma and James were both interred in the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
James was born in a little farmhouse in Halcourt, Alberta, the fifth of eight children of Hazel and Harry Walker. He quit school at an early age to join the work force.
Early jobs included farm work, slashing land for returning vets, and running various equipment during the construction of the Alaska Highway. Weekends would often find him playing guitar at local dances.
Norma also came to this world in a farmhouse just a few miles down the road from Halcourt, in Rio Grande, Alberta. She was the fourth child to Wes and Catherine Wenzel. After finishing school she worked in the local drug store and then ventured off to Vancouver for several years finding work in a lumber mill and a hospital.
Norma first noticed James at a local school ball game, and confided to her girlfriend that he was the man she was going to marry.
There is a story of when a school friend teased Norma by saying "I've got a note from Jimmy." That's when Norma ripped the note from her hand and the fight was on, (the contents of the note were not known - she ripped it up).
Norma and James started dating at the early age of 15 and 16. As fate would have it, they kept in touch and ended up getting married 10 years later on March 31, 1951.
They moved to Dawson Creek and over the next eight years came the arrival of their four children: Lorraine, Glenn, Terry and Lynda.
Norma was content to stay at home and raise their children while James worked for CN, the Bennett Dam, and the Department of Public Works, which often took him up north. Many stories were heard of how beautiful it was up north and how great the fishing was (James always brought a supply of fish home). From there he was transferred to the Department of Highways where he worked until he retired.
Norma didn't join the workforce until her youngest was in school. She started at The Bay, then went over to the Co-op where most people remember her from. She then decided to try something new and was the receptionist at the medical clinic until she retired.
Growing up in the Walker household was anything but boring. These are a few of the memories from the past.
One of our favourite days growing up had to be Wednesdays, as this was the day Norma made bread. The children would race home for lunch and her famous "dough goods" (fried dough covered in Rogers Syrup).
James would wake the kids up in the morning by banging on the doors, turning on the lights or pulling the blankets - they would seek revenge by turning the plastic carpet runner upside down so the "poky things" were facing up. He would come out of their room and be too groggy to step to the side and he would yell and holler as he danced his way into the bathroom (while the children were watching and laughing).
Norma was always concerned about both her and James' appearance.
Once she convinced him to let her get rid of a bit of his gray hair. When he came out of the bathroom, he wasn't too happy when the family all started laughing at his pitch black hair. He wore his hat everywhere, even at the dinner table. He wouldn't take it off for anything.
Playing cards was one of their favourite social activities. Whenever one of the children was visiting, a deck of cards would appear. If James was winning, they would be there until midnight; however, if he was losing, it was time to quit.
After retirement, they sold their property and moved into an apartment which they totally loved. This gave them the freedom to come and go as they pleased. They spent many winters heading south to Arizona. Camping and fishing was something they both liked to do, and summers found them camped at one of our local lakes. Norma and James also kept busy with the seniors' floor curling, bingo, and enjoyed life to its fullest. They had a few health problems which they were able to conquer and continued with their active lifestyle.
Norma always took pride in her appearance. It didn't matter when you went to see her; she always looked like she was ready to go out. Even when camping, her outfits were colour-coordinated and included lipstick, earrings, necklace and a broach. Norma was a classy lady. She had a love for crocheting which matched James' love for the guitar. Throughout their lives you could find them both perfecting each art to its fullest.
You could drop in on Norma and James anytime and there was no way you could leave without testing out her latest recipe. She always had a selection of baking waiting for the unexpected guest, which often was one of their grandchildren who all loved to be spoiled by 'granny & papa'.
Norma and James traveled frequently during their retirement making friends where ever they went; including across Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
We are extremely proud of our parents and will treasure their memory always.
We love you mom and dad and we miss you.
James was preceded in death by his father, Harry in 1939, his mother, Hazel in 1975, brothers: Rex in 1961, Loy in 1978 and his sisters Lola in 1916 and Alma in 1995. Norma was preceded in death by her father, Wes in 1975, her mother Catherine in 1949, her brothers Darcy in 1981 and Clarence in 1992.
Norma and James are survived and sadly missed by their children, Lorraine (Bob) Skelly, Glenn (Kathy), Terry (Norma), Lynda (Bernie Steward), 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren (and one on its way) along with many relatives and friends, too numerous to mention.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. of Dawson Creek.

Carmen Wallace
1923 - 2000
Carmen Wallace passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on Oct. 31, 2000 with his loving wife of 48 years, Ruth, at his side.
He leaves to remember him also, his children: Eleanor (Wayne), Allen (Candice) and Glen (Vicki); five granddaughters: Heather, Karen, Lindsay, Kristen and Leanne, all of Victoria; two sisters: Maretha Radley of Courtenay and Harriet McCoy of Dawson Creek; cousin, George Wallace of Cobden, Ontario and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Carmen was born in Foam Lake, Sask. on Nov. 8, 1923. In 1930, with his parents, Nellie and Thomas, and his brothers and sisters, he moved to Peace River, Alberta where they were amongst the original homesteading families.
Carmen was a member of the Canadian Seaforth Highlanders, First Division, courageously serving his country in Europe between 1943 and 1945..
In his retirement years he was an avid gardener. He treasured the time he had with his children and grandchildren.
Proud veteran, loving husband, caring father, grandfather, brother, uncle and good friend to many, Carmen will remain forever in the hearts of those he touched.
A funeral service was held on Nov. 4, 2000. Those who wish to remember Carmen may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2206 Richmond Road, Victoria, B.C. V8R 4R5. The family wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Huggett and the staff at the Richmond Pavilion for all their help and thoughtful kindness.

Vera Walsh (nee Magaw)
1917 - 2000
Vera Walsh passed away on March 13, 2000 at 82 years of age.
Friends and family celebrated Vera's life with a service at the South Peace United Church on Friday, March 17 conducted by Reverend Judy Hare. Cremation followed the service and her ashes were interred in her beloved husband, Fred's grave in the City Cemetery.
Vera was born on August 26, 1917 in Stalwart, Saskatchewan to George and Alice Magaw. She had two older brothers, Elmer and Everette.
Her mother died of the flu in 1918, so she went to live with her Aunt, Uncle and cousins for a while. Her father was determined to keep his family together and hired housekeepers to come in and look after the three children. In 1931, the family moved to a homestead in Groundbirch. It was here in the Peace River country that Vera met Fred Walsh. They eloped to Grande Prairie and were married on April 13, 1935. They returned to Fred's homestead in Sunset Prairie where they were respected as farmers, neighbours and friends. Their four children, Bob, Joyce, Beth and Fred Jr. were born while Fred and Vera were living in this area.
Vera and Fred moved to Vancouver in 1942 and stayed for two years before returning to the Peace River country. They farmed in the Progress/Sunset Prairie area and lived in Dawson Creek for several years. Vera and Fred loved the ocean and, in the early 1970s, they built a home at Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island. They lived there during much of the year when they weren't busy with farming.
Vera worked hard both inside and outside the home. She worked at the Dawson Creek Five Cent to a Dollar Store, Robinson's, The Yarn Barn and was a volunteer for the first Meals on Wheels program in the 1970s and 1980s. She was a faithful member of the Hospital Auxiliary for 10 years and worked weekly in its gift shop.
Vera loved cooking and baking, and her cookies, cakes and squares were enjoyed by all. She taught herself many crafts and skills such as sewing, crocheting, knitting and tin sculpture and her family enjoyed the results of her work. She took up painting and in the past year began drawing; especially birds and flowers. Her greatest passions were walking, gardening and travelling. She especially enjoyed visiting with her family, attending teas, shopping and travelling with her friends.
Vera was predeceased by both her brothers and her husband Fred, who passed away in 1986. She will be missed by her children, Bob Walsh, Joyce (Arden) Neste, Beth (Fran) Schilds and Fred Walsh Jr., her grandchildren, Laurie (Dennis) O'Brien, Maureen (Steve) Howarth, Dianne (Dale) Pringle, Duane Neste, Pam (Bryan) Harman, Danny (Kerry) Schilds, Terry (Caroline) Schilds, Tim (Sally) Schilds, Jane (Doug) Dalsin, Linda (Graham) Lees, Mike Walsh, Scott (Sheila) Walsh, 25 great-grandchildren and many dear friends.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd.

Wayne James Ward
Wayne James Ward resident of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia passed away on November 15, 2001 in Tumbler Ridge, at 61 years of age. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on November 22, 2001 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel in Dawson Creek, with Beverly Dunsmore officiating. Interment followed at the Rolla Community Cemetery.
Wayne was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan on August 8, 1940. He was the youngest son of nine children, born to Winnifred and John Ward. He grew up in the large family headed by his mother, whom he loved and admired very much.
He drove truck for numerous companies, as well as being an owner/operator with his brother, Dennis. He was currently employed with Arrow Transport. He survived a horrible truck accident at one time, and surprised everyone with his great recovery.
Wayne had a great sense of humour, and he enjoyed being with family and friends. He loved animals very much, especially his little dog, Teddy. All of his children were very special to him, as well as his ten grandchildren.
He enjoyed his country music, Jim Reeves, Dwight Yokam, Patsy Cline and numerous others. He also enjoyed his new friends, Shane, Connie and girls. He was a member of the legion in Dawson Creek.
Wayne was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Helen, and his brother, Jack.
He is lovingly remembered by his children, Jim (Georgina) Grayston, David Ward, Diana (Ron) Jackson, Debbie (Andy) Smith and Denise Ward; grandchildren, Darren, Sheldon, Michael, Lisa, Jamie, Chad, Daylene, Cassandra, Leanne and Dylan; siblings, Dale (Darlene) Ward, Lloyd (Martha) Ward, Dennis (Marge) Ward, Mae Marshall, Lorraine Greene, Margaret D'Aoust, Tom (Pat) Ward and Evelyn Ward; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Fred Watson
1926 - 2000
Fred Watson passed away on February 5, 2000 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday February 9, 2000 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel in Dawson Creek. He was born on December 11, 1926 in the Pouce Coupe Hospital, to Jim and Maude Watson, and was pre-deceased by his parents and all of his sisters; Mary Hall, Hannah Jones and Florence Hingley.
Fred was brought home, from the Pouce Coupe Hospital, to where he lived up until his passing, in the log home just north of the Kilkerran Hall.
Throughout Fred's life, there was never a separation of family and friends. If you were family, you were a friend, and a friend was considered family. He never chose one over the other, and we were all treated equally.
Ron Watson, Fred's nephew, remembers growing up in the same house, with Fred for the first 7 or 8 years of his life, and he maintained a very close relationship with Fred throughout all 73 years of Fred's life. Some of Ron's fondest memories are of Fred playing fastball with him, Bill Hall and the Frederickson boys (Ernie, Kenny, Earl and Doug). Ron will tell you to this day, that in Fred's younger years, he was one of the best center fielders he had ever seen, and Ron played fastball for many years, with and against, many excellent ball players.
Bill Hall, another of Fred's nephews, who played hockey with Fred, will also tell you what a great sports enthusiast Fred was. His favorite hockey team was the Detroit Red Wings and his favorite ball team was the Atlanta Braves. Bill fondly remembers the times when he, Fred, Ron, Angus and Gus, would all get together at Fred's house, and all discuss the merits of Fred's chosen teams. He loved to argue and always had an opinion on any given subject. These were perhaps the two most beloved qualities of Fred's that had endeared him into our hearts.
Fred's lifestyle was unique and filled with simplicity, and yet at the same time, fullness. Lord knows he would never let work interfere with pleasure. He was very well read and took a lot of the ideas off the pages he read, and made them; for example, Fred had his own railroad, he assembled his own satellite dish and even launched a few of his own rockets. Some of Fred's favorite sayings were, "I'm sick and tired of waking up sick and tired," or "I haven't got time." It didn't matter what time of day you saw Fred, he would always greet you with, "Good Morning."
One of the neighbourhood families Fred was very close to, was the Massee family, namely; Cliff, Clara, all their children and extended family. Fred looked forward to helping Cliff during the fall harvest as "Chief Grain Hauler." He was always grateful for Clara's meals and desserts, he especially enjoyed her sauces and gravies.
Fred shared birthdays, anniversaries, picnics, meals and other get-togethers with the Massee's for many years. He also took care of Gus and Colleen's dog, if they were away for any extended period of time. In talking to other neighbours in the community, I found out that Fred was known as the "Neighbourhood Dog Sitter", which really isn't surprising given his love of animals, and in particular the love he had for his own dogs, over the years.
During the last 24 years of his life, Fred's passion was flying. He truly loved flying model aircrafts by remote control. According to his good friend John Rose, Fred was a true Radio Controlled Aircraft Modeler. His biggest thrill was designing and building his own aircraft out of spruce and plywood, or out of spruce with a thin sheet of aluminum for covering. Then would come the big day. The test flight of Fred's creation, all of the flyers would go out to watch this. Sometimes his aircraft would fly really good and sometimes just so-so, but they always flew. When Fred first started flying, he was much like everyone else; it was fly for 3 minutes and fix for 3 hours, but as time went on he became a very good pilot. All Fred's fellow flyers enjoyed flying with him because he always had one of those opinions I spoke of earlier ready if they made a bad maneuver or a sloppy landing with their aircraft. Fred also traveled to Heinz Creek, Grande Prairie, and Fort St. John for the group's fun flys.
On a more personal note, from the entire Watson Family. Fred will be greatly missed in our lives. He attended many of our own family functions over the years, including Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, and barbecues at Ron and Mary's throughout the summer.
Jesus said, "Our Heavenly Father observes the fall of even a sparrow, so we can be sure that he is aware of each person who dies, and He grieves." There is also a story told of a little boy who was the neighbour of an older gentleman. The older gentleman had recently lost a very dear member of his family. When the youngster saw the elderly man crying, he climbed up onto the man's lap and simply sat there. Later his mother asked the boy what he had said to their saddened neighbor. "Nothing", the child replied, "I just helped him cry". Sometimes, I too believe, that's the best thing we can do for the people we love.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Stuart Wesley Webb
Stuart Wesley Webb, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, passed away on October 20, 2001 in Orlando, Florida. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2001 at St. Mark's Anglican Church, with Reverends Brent Neumann, and Alexis Saunders officiating. Stuart was cremated, and his cremated remains were interred in the Dawson Creek City Cemetery Columbarium.
Stuart started his life in Westlock, Alberta, but spent much of his youth in Pincher Creek and then Fort Nelson. His Mom (Vera), Dad (Arnold), and siblings, Lloyd, Bruce, Cheryl, Janet and Diane were an important part of Stuart's life and would be until the day he left us. Besides looking after his brothers and sisters, Stuart spent many hours playing Little League baseball, hockey, basketball, fishing and hunting. As he grew older his love for sports never ended as he continued to watch his favorite teams on TV.
As a young man Stuart worked at Petro-Canada and finally WestCoast Energy in Taylor. Stuart was a loyal employee and gained the respect and admiration of his fellow workers.
Stuart met and married Donna Cook in 1980, and on March 21, 1983, Meagan Dawn was born, and Stuart was now a father, a fact he never forgot. Chelsea Lynn followed on October 9, 1985, and Stuart's family was now complete. For the next sixteen years, his life revolved around his family and his work. As the girls grew, so did Stuart's pride in their accomplishments. Stuart was a loving husband and father, a wonderful son-in-law to Merle Cook, a caring brother and brother-in-law, a great friend and neighbour, an honest hardworking employee, and a most respected colleague.
Stuart loved hockey and golf, the cabin and the boat, his mutt Archie, but he also loved reading, and because of this; his knowledge of varied and diverse subjects was truly astounding. He meticulously thought ahead, quietly planning for the future for his family and himself and he wore his heart on his sleeve always, sometimes stubborn but always open and honest to a fault.
We would like to thank all of our family and friends who shared with us in the celebration of Stuart's life. Your visits, cards, food and all of the love you have shown since Stuart's accident is the strongest testament to Stuart's life. We speak not only for ourselves but also for his family and friends, when we say Stuart will be deeply missed and always remembered.
Expressions of sympathy may be made by way a donation to the:
Teen Grief Recovery Trust Fund
c/o Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd.
10200-17th Street, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4C2
Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Terry Welch
1951 - 2001
Terry Welch, resident of Farmington, British Columbia, passed away on October 17, 2001 in Grande Prairie, Alberta, at 50 years of age. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on October 23, 2001 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek. Beverly Dunsmore officiated. Following the service, Terry's cremated remains were interred in the Dawson Creek City Cemetery Columbarium.
Terry Welch was born in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, on September 12, 1953, the second of six children of Leslie and Evelyn Welch. His early years were spent on a farm until the family moved to town in 1963.
He attended school in Grenfell, graduating Grade 12 in 1969. He had a perfect attendance record in his high school years.
Terry's free spirit led him into many adventures with his siblings, cousins and friends. Many of these adventures will be remembered by all. His Evel Knievel driving habits made him a legend.
Terry's work was varied. Starting in 1969 he worked in Thompson, Manitoba in the nickel mines, later returning home to work on a dairy farm. He then started work as a carpenter in Saskatchewan and B.C. In 1979 Terry started working on rigs, but his spare time was still spent as a carpenter and handyman.
In 1978, Terry began his long friendship with his dear friend, Janette Chmielewski, Janett's son Terry and their families. These people accepted Terry as their brother. Terry treated them as his family Farmington. This friendship was a blessed one; all of them sharing housing and helping each other through life's ups and downs. Terry was a very private personal man, and his greatest treasures were his friends.
Children were a passion with Terry and he loved to involve his friends and their children in camping and fishing trips.
As his neighbours will attest, Terry was always willing to lend a helping hand when it was needed. Terry was proficient and proud of his work at home and abroad. He worked 22 years on many rig sites, including five years in Japan.
Terry passed on doing what he loved best . . . his work.
He touched many lives and will be missed by all.
Terry will be lovingly remembered by his sisters and brothers: Lucille (Lorne) Wolfe, Leverne (Cindy) Welch, Donna (Bert) Propp, Robert (Rebecca) Welch, and Patricia Tank, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Memorial Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Ronald Foster Wetherill
Ronald Foster Wetherill, of Groundbirch, British Columbia passed away on September 3, 2001 in Progress, BC at 73 years of age. He was born on June 22, 1928 in Pouce Coupe, BC. A memorial service was held at 4 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2001 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, with Pastor Lee Stephenson officiating.
Ronald will be lovingly remembered by his brother, Delbert (Gloria) Wetherill, sister Phyllis (Herman) Abel, 26 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Memorial Arrangements entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Anna Oliva West
1909 - 2000
Anna Oliva West, also known as Annie West, resident of Rotary Manor, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and former resident of Surrey, British Columbia, passed away on June 14, 2000 in Dawson Creek, at 91 years of age.
She was born on June 5, 1909 in Coleville, Saskatchewan, the fifth child of eight, to parents Oleanna and Gerhardt Benjaminson. Raised on a prairie farm in a large family of Norwegian settlers, this feisty Viking developed a strong work ethic. She still found time for play - dancing the night away at country dances, riding across the prairie on 'Dolly' - her beloved horse, or sneaking a candle into bed at night to read until the wee hours. It was said, "Annie could run like the wind." Mom would attribute this skill to the fact that she was small, sassy, and had a number of rough-and-tumble brothers!
She attended school in Coleville, and then went on to Business School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was a homemaker and also worked as a private baby care nurse in Vancouver, B.C. from 1955 to 1960.
Mom loved picnics. We all remember many an outing in Stanley Park, while living at the coast. In her later years, Mom bought a shack-tent at Waskiseu, Saskatchewan, this became a special meeting place for the kids and grandkids for a number of years. My brothers would say that there was always one characteristic about our picnics, wherever they
were - Mom always wanted the picnic table(s) moved - the heavier the table, the often it required moving!
Another characteristic of outings with Mom was her old 1920's Brownie camera. Many a protest emanated from the clan as she once again gathered us for another shot of some family event. Now we are eternally grateful as we have been left with a wonderful archive of family memories and history as a result of this perseverance and passion.
In her later years, Mom was known for her sweet tooth. That firm rule we had all been raised by (one of many), "No dessert until you've eaten all your dinner", was replaced by, "Life's uncertain; eat your dessert first!" She was even known to snitch the odd dessert of fellow residents at the Manor, if the opportunity arose.
Mom's humour, imagination and spunk endeared her to the wonderful caregivers at Rotary Manor, where she spent her final years. We are ever indebted to the love, compassion and professionalism of these wonderful people.
She was predeceased by her parents, Oleanna and Gerhardt Benjaminson; sisters, Mary Haugen and Gladys Benjaminson; brothers, Louie, Alfred, Tolif, and Harold Benjaminson; husband Tom West (1969); and son-in-law Henry Woschee.
She is survived and fondly remembered by her children, Tom (Mae) West of Prince George, BC, Marie Woschee of Kamloops, BC, Phil West (Gayle Rogerson) of Prince Albert, SK, Alicia (Bill) Bateman of North Delta, BC, Rosemary (Sandy) McDowell of Dawson Creek, BC, and Dick (Merle) West of St. Albert, AB. She also leaves 18 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Avin Benjaminson of Coleville, Sask., two sister-in-laws, Emmaline Benjaminson of Calgary, Alta., and Laura Benjaminson of Kindersley, Sask., as well as many nieces and nephews.
Mom's last wishes were to be with her mother and sister in her hometown, with this in mind, her ashes will be interred with her mother in Coleville, Saskatchewan.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Harry Wilkinson
1934 - 2000
Harry Wilkinson, resident of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, passed away on June 30, 2000 in the Prince George Regional Hospital at 66 years of age. A funeral service was held at 2:00 pm on July 7, 2000 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, with Captain Joan Shayler officiating, interment followed at the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek.
Harry was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 17, 1934. He traveled to Canada in 1954, and worked in Progress, BC. He became well known to many neighbours and friends in the area. Harry worked during the construction of the Air Force Station and then the Bennett Dam. He followed construction work until retiring in 1990. Harry was an avid golfer after retirement, and faithfully attended coffee time at the Co-op as often as possible.
He is survived and ever loved by his wife, Marj; one daughter, Shannon; three sons, Shaun (Joy), Kevyn, and Dan (Cyndie); eight grandchildren, Sheldon, Chvonne, Chris, Tyler, Lena (Royce), Shawn (Candace), Payden, and Brie-Anne; as well as two great-grandchildren, Hayley and Monisha.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek.

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