Omer DeRoo

Omer DeRoo passed away peacefully in Kamloops, B.C. on June 28, 2005 at the age of 91 years. He is predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and his first wife Eileen in 1980. Omer is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Alice of Falkland, daughter Evelyn (Leonard) Wal of Kamloops, grandson Glen (Tracey) Wal of Prince George, great grandson Griffin Wal of Prince George. He is also survived by his second family; 2 sons Robert (Gayle) Carson of Falkland, Raymond (Karen) Carson of Falkland, 1 grandson, 4 grandaughters and 4 great grandchildren. Omer was a lifetime member of the Schubert Centre. Omer was born March 1, 1914 in Belgium. The family were unable to leave Europe because of the impending WWI. In 1920 they returned to Martin Prairie/the Pritchard area. His recent memories and stories were of that area. In 1932 the family purchased the BX Ranch, this move involved a well remembered 3 day cattle drive, horse trailing and introcucation to the Vernon area. Farming, cowboying and family filled his life for the next 73 years on several BX area farms. He was happiest growing vegetables, fruit, hay, cattle and always needed a favorite horse to ride. He ws so fortunate to have the love of 2 wives and a close small family. He cherished his family and the friendship of many. A special thank to Dr. William Cawkell, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House and staff. A funeral service will be held from the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 11:00 am with burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME 542-4333 or email condolences to

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