FISHER, Arthur Edwin CD
September 15, 1926 – January 30, 2011
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Arthur Edward Fisher, an honourable man and a true gentleman, loving husband, proud father, grandfather and great grandfather on January 30, 2011 in Vernon, British Columbia. Art was predeceased by his parents; brothers and sisters; brother-in-law Raymond Tingley; son Bruce and daughter-in-law Paula both in March of 2005. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Doreen to whom he was married for sixty years; son David (Laura); grandson Aaron (Melanie) and great grandson Jordan; granddaughter Laurel and very close friends Dianne and Brent Colley. Art was born September 15, 1926 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan and was the youngest of six children born to John and Alice Fisher. He grew up on the prairies during the depression. During World War II he joined the South Saskatchewan Regiment at the age of sixteen. His brother Stan was already in the Regiment and his brother Tom was in the Royal Canadian Artillery. Art went overseas but missed going to Dieppe. He fought in France, Belgium and Holland and was wounded twice in action. After the war he joined the Merchant Navy and sailed around the world twice before he was of legal age to vote or drink. Art met his future wife Doreen Tingley in Vancouver and was married in 1951 and then moved to sunny Kemano where they helped build the hydro plant for Kitimat. They moved to Kitimat in 1954 where Art worked for Alcan with the security and fire department and later in the Safety Department retiring in 1986 as manager of Office Services. Art loved to fish and would often stop at the Kitimat River and catch supper. He was very involved in the Royal Canadian Legion where he was a charter member of Branch 250 in Kitimat and where he helped build the building. In 1959 he was president and held many offices. Art was involved with the Sea Cadets and was the Commanding Officer of RCSCC KITIMAAT. In 1986 Art and Doreen retired to Vernon where once again Art became involved in the Royal Canadian Legion where he called the meat draws for many years and for many years was in charge of the Colour Party. He was awarded a life membership in the Legion in 1985 and was awarded the 50 Year Service Medal in 2004 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 2005. As a member of the Eagles, he received a pin from the Aerie President for his service. Art is playing quarter Keno at the Heavenly Legion with his son Bruce and all his army buddies and friends and now his #7 has been retired. The family would like to thank Dr. Botha, the staff in Emergency at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, the kind caring staff at Heritage Square and Theresa at We Care and everyone for their help and kind words. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: email@example.com A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eagles Hall (5101 – 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC). In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Art’s memory to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund or charity of choice.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
Vernon 250-558-0866, Armstrong 250-546-7237