Marvin Louis Westwick

Marvin Louis Westwick

Marvin Louis Westwick lovingly remembered

Marvin Louis Westwick passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2015 after a stay in the Abbotsford hospital.

Marvin Louis Westwick passed away peacefully on Nov. 17, 2015 after a stay in the Abbotsford hospital.

Born, June, 19, 1938 Marvin was the youngest of 10 children born to Louis and Myra Westwick of Williams Lake, B.C.

Marvin’s parents were long-time ranchers so he grew up in the ranching industry.

He went to school in Williams Lake as a young child staying in town in a dormitory as many young kids did then.

His dad had a sawmill so he drove truck hauling lumber for his dad when he was old enough. From there he hauled freight, cattle and just about anything else you could think of for companies such as Hodgson Freightways.

Marvin worked selling Internationals for Four Star Truck and Equipment. He later opened Marv’s Radiators in town across from the Elks Hall.

Everyone knew Marvin was always a wheeler dealer and forever a good natured prankster.

Eventually he met his wife Marie (Timpany) in Williams Lake and they were married on Oct. 10, 1957.

The couple were very active in the Williams Lake Trail Riders club and Marvin was instrumental in the building of the arena at the time he was the president of the club for several years.

He was also a volunteer fireman with the Williams Lake Fire Department.

Always a caring individual he would give the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it.

In 1970 the couple moved to Langley, B.C. where Marvin started working for Preston Chev Olds. He was awarded salesman of the year on more than one occasion. Marvin will be sadly missed by his family, extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Myra, brothers Lawrence, Burt, Eddie, Andrew, Charlie, and Fred Westwick; his sisters, Violet (Pulver), Ruth (Pickering) and Winnie (Mackay).

Marvin is survived by his wife Marie of Aldergrove, B.C., his son Derek Westwick of Aldergrove; his extended family, Russ Mackay of Big Lake, Darlene Mackay (Gropp) of Langley, Rita Mackay (Festing) of Aldergrove and Sharon Mackay (Anderson) of Williams Lake.