October 18, 1934 – May 29, 2012
at the age of 77 years
Celebration of Life: Sunday, June 17, 2012 1-5 p.m.
Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre
Born in St. Lazare, Manitoba, Rene passed away peacefully with his loving wife Barbara by his side. After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s and a short battle with cancer, Rene will rest in peace in Salmon Arm, BC.
Rene was predeceased by his parents and two sisters Henriette and Rose.
In addition to his loving wife of almost 50 years Barbara, Rene is also missed by five children Rachel (Mark), Karna (Al), Rene D. (Linda), Koren, Dan (Mary); four grandchildren Brody, Abigayle, Zachary and Naomi, two brothers Ernie and Marcel; as well as numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rene was a carpenter by trade – a long standing and proud member of the Carpenter’s Union and IWA. In the past, he worked road construction/maintenance for Twin River Timber in Terrace, BC. He helped to build the Revelstoke Dam and has built and worked on many houses in the Salmon Arm area.
As well as living 34 years in Salmon Arm, Rene and his family lived 13 years in Terrace, BC and three years in The Pas, MB.
He enjoyed spending his spare time building things, fixing anything, gardening and strumming his guitar.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to his doctors, Dr. Lourens and Dr. Gow; the care giving angels at Bastion Place Care Centre and to Cy and the amazing staff at Harmony Haven Adult Day Support.
A celebration of Rene’s life will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Seniors Fifth Avenue Activity Centre, 170 – 5th Ave. SE, Salmon Arm. The family invites all those who knew Rene to join them.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Rene’s name to the Alzehimer Society, Cancer Society or to Harmony Haven.
Dan & Mary
We can’t tell you how sorry we are, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wish we could be there with you…
Lots of Love…
Barbara, Clara and I knew him at Harmony Haven and more recently at Bastion Place. I liked him very much – he was friendly and would always shake hands with me when I arrived at the Secure Unit where Clara was. Sorry to see him go.