Fisher, Arthur “Art” Cecil

September 19, 1926 – January 4, 2013
at the age of 86 years

It is with heavy hearts that we say good bye to our beloved husband, Dad, Grandfather, Uncle and friend, Art Fisher. Dad was a kind, gentle man who would help anyone in need and truly touched the lives of many. However, no one could pull off a prank like Dad and his shenanigans provided chuckles for many years to come.  He loved to spend time outdoors fishing, hiking, and camping with his family, friends, and grand-dogs. He was an expert wood carver, gemsmith, and jewelry  designer but could often be found in his tool shed as he could repair anything that was broken.  He was an avid reader, an expert photographer, and liked to watch hockey and football as he was a loyal Canucks and Lions fan.
Dad was born in Armstrong BC and spent his years growing up in Armstrong, Shuswap Falls, and Lumby.  In 1954 he met the love of his life Lorraine Nedel. They married in 1956 in Kamloops where they lived and raised their family.  Art had a successful 28 ½ year career at the Gulf Oil Refinery as an instrument mechanic. When retired, Mom and Dad moved to the Okanagan where they were always together exploring back roads and new places.
Art will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Lorraine, his daughters Juanita (Guy); Carla (Harvey); his son Trent (Miyako), his cherished grandchildren: Brody, Darren, Lyndsay, Andrea, Lisa, Reina, and Jay; many nieces, nephews and friends.  Art was predeceased by his sister Helen Beemish, his twin sister Evelyn Stringer, and his parents Cecil and Barbara Fisher.  He will be remembered by the many organizations where he spent countless hours volunteering his time for those less fortunate than himself.
For those who knew Dad would remember his familiar parting words: “touched you last; not playing.”
At Art’s request be no funeral service will be held, but a celebration of his life will be held in the summer.
The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at the Salmon Arm Hospital for their care and compassion toward Art and his family.


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