james arthur (art) – born Jan. 6, 1914 in Nth. Carolina. Passed away peacefully Feb. 28 in Vernon Hospice House. Predeceased by his wife Helen in 1999, sisters Eunice and Olive, brother Charlie. Survived by four daughters, Judi (Gord) Hart, Maple Ridge; Denise (Glen) Harry, Vancouver; Bonnie Turner, Ladner; Pat (Jim) Bibby, Vernon, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. At 89, Art was still actively playing his banjo with the band, entertaining at the Helena Centre, Schubert Center, Noric House, etc. until failing health in the fall of ‘03 retired him. No service by request. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vernon and District Hospice Society, 3506 – 27th Ave., Vernon, BC, V1T 1S4.