It is with great sadness that the family of Clarence Gerald Wills announces his passing at Arbor House, Salmon Arm B.C. on July 28th at the age of 92. Gerry, as he was known to his friends was born in Edmonton on March 11th 1917, He moved to Vernon in 1937 were he met and married Doreen Picken in 1938. He worked as a gardener at the Vernon Jubilee hospital and as anyone who knew him realizes, he hated the job, a gardener he was not. He then bought a bread route and made a decent living at it, In 1945 he went to work for what was then known as B.C.Power Commission , he was very involved in the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers and aided many of his friends with work related problems. His retirement took place in 1978.
He was a founding member of the Vernon Yacht Club and served as Commodore for a year. He was also very involved in the Vernon Lions club for years, earning many perfect attendance pins. His passions were fishing and golf, he was a lifetime member of the Vernon Golf Club. His last game was in August of 2008 at the age of 91 at the Salmon Arm executive course. Dad had a very interesting life and related many of his experiences to his off spring, We are sure there are many that he didn’t talk to us about.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years in 2004 and son in law Ed Proznick in 2005.
He leaves to morn two children Lynne Proznick, Wayne (Marlene) Wills. Eight grandchildren,13 greatgranchildren and three great great grandchildren. There will be no service as requested. Donations may be made to Vernon Jubilee Hospital in his name if desired. The family would like to thank Cantarbury Court in Vernon for the time he spent with them. The staff at Arbor House in Salmon Arm for loving him and making his last ten months bearable.
Thank you to Doctor Levins as he is one exceptional man.