February 12, 1928 – June 5, 2020
Dad passed away at Royal Inland Hospital on June 5th, 2020, with two of his daughters by his side. A very bad fall and subsequent surgery was just too much for his body to bear.
He is survived by his four daughters, Linda (Brian), Janet (Ken), Denise (David) and Angie (Kelly), seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His beloved wife Pat, passed away three years ago.
Dad was born in Port Daniel, Quebec and was the third child of seven siblings. He is survived by his brother John and sister Ethel.
Dad was a dreamer who loved a good adventure. He packed up as a young man, with a good friend and they made their way across Canada – looking for work. He found a job, working for a farm in Ladner where a pretty young girl would stroll by often. She caught his eye and stole his heart. Mom and Dad were married in Ladner Nov 15th, 1949.
Dad had many different jobs in their early years, that took them from Ladner to Montreal and back again.
They settled in Williams Lake in the 50’s and would call it home for the rest of their lives.
Dad had a tire business, called Ramier Tire and loved to share stories of busting tires in all kinds of weather. He moved onto sales and sold mobile homes for many years. In his spare time, he was always building something.
He built the family cabin at Felker Lake and there was always a project on the go.
Once Mom and Dad moved to their Dog Creek property, Dad finally had his dream of having a shop and he started his woodworking career.
He built additions to homes and he built furniture in his shop. As his granddaughters would say, he could build anything.
Mom and Dad travelled a lot, with Dad’s truck loaded with tools. He had building projects all over the province. They loved all the places they visited and all the wonderful friends made along the way.
Dad loved to share his knowledge, and taught many his woodworking tips and tricks, otherwise known as chapters.
Dad loved to fish and tell inappropriate jokes.
He loved a good conversation with a cold beer.
His stories were legendary and will be shared forever.
He will be missed forever.
There will be no service at this time. Mom and Dad’s ashes will be spread together, at their favorite place.
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