Art passed away peacefully on January 12, 2015 in Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home in Kamloops with family at his side. He was 86 years old.
He will be sadly missed and always remembered by Blanche, his loving wife of 63 years; his son Steve (Jacquie), his daughter Pat (Tom), 5 grandchildren; Tracy (Craig), Tammy, Sandy (Alisha), Chris (Karyn), Mitchell and 7 great grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Hailee, Preston, Britnee, Kendall, Tristen and Kali.
Art was born in Mission, B.C. He moved to the Chase area where he and his brother had a logging operation, which he and his brother Steve continued for many years. They were in the logging and trucking industry.
Art loved his camping trips, whether it was across Canada or just a few days. He also enjoyed fishing as well as barbecues on the deck and Happy Hour with good friends.
There will be no formal service. The family will get together in the summer to celebrate his life.
A special thanks to all the staff at Ponderosa Lodge for their excellent care. And very special thanks to Dr. Rallheiser and all the doctors and nurses in 6 South and in the E.R. at Royal Inland Hospital.
An extra special thank you to Dr. Baker and all the staff at the hospice for the compassionate, excellent care he received.
Those wishing to do so may donate to the Hospice Home in Kamloops.