Guy Arlington Lee

passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 29th, 2012 in Vernon, B.C. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Brenda; four brothers and three sisters.

Guy will be dearly missed by his wife, Dorothy, to whom he was married for 64 years; his sons, Byron and Rob (Dagmar); daughters, Pat and Lori (Brad); five grandchildren, Kristie (Korey), Jeramy, Bryce, Meghan (Trevor) and Lauren; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Ethan; and one sister, Marguerite Miller.

Guy was born on September 9th, 1913 in Sweetsburg, Quebec and was just eleven days short of 99 years of age when he passed away. At a young age, wearing a white fedora hat, Guy came west from Quebec riding the rails on a Pullman sidecar. He joined the RCMP in 1941 stationed in Northern Alberta. After leaving the force he became a successful hotelier owning and operating hotels in Heisler, Buck Lake and Slave Lake, Alberta. He later began his lengthy career as a building contractor in the Kamloops and Vernon areas. Guy enjoyed hunting and fishing, campfires on the beach, travelling across Canada (many times) and later in life travelling to many destinations around the world. Dad (Grampa) you taught us all how to catch a fish, shoot a rifle, water ski, drive a car, boat (and to drive a nail!) You showed us how to live our lives fully and with utmost integrity.

Cremation preceded a Memorial Reception which will be held in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. Following that, family and friends are invited to share a “Farewell Toast” to Guy on our beach at the cabin.

We, Guy’s family would like to thank the supportive staff at The Gateby. Thank you to Brenda Galbraith for her farewell serenade to Dad near the end of his journey. Special thanks to his private caregiver, Karin Ketterer for taking him on so many outgoings during his last few months.

“A well-lived life leaves beautiful treasures shining on our shores”

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


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