We regret to announce the passing of MARCEL ROMEO CHAREST, SR at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on February 26, 2004 surrounded by family. Marcel was predeceased by wife, Alice in 1977, daughter Elsie in 1957, son Bert in 1999, and two infant sons and one grandson, Dale Foisy in 1959. Also, three brothers; Louis, Rayfield, Urban, and three sisters; Mabel, Nina, Marie. Marcel is survived by three daughters; Helen Foisy, Marie (Joe) Sanesh, Marilyn (Hugh) Fraser, four sons; Floyd, Marcel Jr (Marge), Roy (Elda), Richard (June). Also, by 1 sister Teresa Goudreau and 1 brother Bertie Charest. 23 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Marcel was born in St. Edward, Alberta on July 23, 1909. He met and married Alice Hannah on April 20, 1935. Homesteaded and farmed at Elk Point, Alberta until 1952 where upon he moved his family to the Blue Springs area of Lumby, BC. He worked for Dept. of Highways until his retirement in 1974. Marcel loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, & camping. He will be remembered for his big smile and twinkle in his eyes. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral arrangements in care of PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME. Phone 250-542-4333. for date and time of funeral arrangements. No flowers by request. Donation.