June 6, 1937 – July 11, 2012

Arthur Dwaine Couch passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at the age of 75 in Vernon after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Dwaine was born in Bayard, Nebraska on June 6, 1937 and married Delores Lundgren, the love of his life, on November 1, 1954. Shortly after their marriage, they immigrated to Canada where they have resided in the Okanagan since 1955. He grew up on a farm in Nebraska and began farming in the Grindrod area upon arriving in Canada. Before long Dwaine and his brother David started Sure Crop Feeds in Grindrod, supplying feed and agricultural products to the farming community throughout the Okanagan. Other business entities followed including, West Rim Express Lines, McLeod’s By-Products, and S&P Insurance. Dwaine loved to travel and upon his retirement he wintered in Arizona for fifteen years, making many lifetime friends.

He loved baseball and spent many summer weekends playing, coaching, or watching the Enderby Legionnaires. He bled Dodger blue and followed them from Brooklyn to LA where he continued to be a loyal fan. Dwaine also followed the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.

Dwaine’s spiritual values guided him from his youth and through his final days with us. He trusted God for all his needs, lived in constant prayer, and kept his faith through many sorrows and difficulties. Though he did not consider himself a perfect person, he remains an inspiration and example to family and friends.

Dwaine will be greatly missed by his wife, Delores of 57 years; four children; Debbie (Dave) Anderson, Dwaine (Janice) Couch Jr., Denise (Todd) Zimmerman, Diana (Jim) Almaas; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his brother David (Phyllis) Couch; and nephews. Dwaine was predeceased by his son Daryl in 1980 and his father and mother.

Many thanks to the Gateby staff for the kind compassionate care he received during his time there.

A celebration of life will be held at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 20th, 2012. A reception will follow in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Dwaine may do so to the Parkinson’s Society British Columbia, #600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1J9.

Dwaine’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the


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