After a brief battle with cancer, it is with great sadness and gentle relief that Vic peacefully passed away March 10, 2003 at the Vernon Hospice House at the age of 68. He was predeceased by his first wife Phyllis in 1994 and his sister Muriel. Dad will be dearly missed by his children, Darcy (Peter), Derek (Claudette), and his much cherished grandchildren; Kerri (Chris), Graeme, Derek, Sean, and Travis. Sisters; Sheina and Doris, and brother Melvin. He is survived by his second wife Beatrice (affectionately known as my Beattie), and her children Rhea (Steve), grandchildren Drew, Marlo, Spencer, Vanessa, and Taylor, and son Rick (Judy) and grandchildren Brandon and Amanda. Victor was born on the family farm near Shamrock, Saskatchewan on May 9, 1934 to Wendal and Lena. He left the farm at the young age of 16 and joined the army, serving in Germany. He returned to Saskatchewan in 1954 and embarked on his career as an electrician. He was actively involved with the Boys Scouts, Kinsmen, and the local curling club. On September 1, 1956 he married his first wife Phyllis (Reitan) and resided in Eastend, Saskatchewan. In 1967 Vic moved his family to Vernon, B.C. and obtained employment with Noca Dairy. He was later hired by B.C. Hydro and worked in Hudson Hope and Revelstoke. Vic and Phyllis built their dream home at Mara Lake and resided there until Phyllis passed away in 1994. In June 1995 Vic and Bea married, and enjoyed companionship and life together at Parker Cove near Vernon, B.C. In his retirement, Vic was an avid golfer, and also enjoyed fishing, tubing, and boating with Bea and the grandchildren. He loved people, he loved life and he loved to laugh. Special thanks to all of the caring staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the Hospice House. A memorial service celebrating his life was held March 13, 2003 in Vernon, B.C. with burial in Sicamous, B.C. If desired, donations in Vic’s memory may be made to the Vernon and District Hospice Society, 3506 27th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4. Lovingly remembered as Dad and Grandpa.
“Till we meet again”