Richard John Broemeling
On March 6, 2012, Richard “Rich” John Broemeling of Enderby BC passed away at 86 years old. He is now reunited with his wife, Patrica, whom he had been married to for 52 years. Both are now greatly missed by their children Mike Broemeling (wife Tanya), Michele Broemeling (partner Ann Steenhuysen), Claudia Logan (husband Jim), grandchildren David (Melissa), Kristina (Matt), Craig and Jessamyn, and great-grandchildren Audrey and Noah. Rich is survived by 2 remaining sisters Marge Hillman and Betty Howell. Born in Genesee, Idaho, Rich worked for Sears in Lewiston, where he and Patricia started a family. Loving the outdoors Rich and Pat and close friends would go elk hunting for two weeks every year. In 1957, they came to Canada on a vacation, and due to spring weather conditions, got stuck in Trout Lake, BC for a period of two weeks. They returned in 1959 and purchased a fishing resort. For 20 years they worked hard, developing and expanding the resort. In 1979, they were able to sell the resort but remained at Trout Lake at the 8 mile Cabin called Bow Tree. Here Rich was in never ending pursuit of the elusive big fish. Rich was the last surviving member of his U.S. Marine Core Unit. His ties to the United States remained throughout his retirement where he and Pat spent many winters in Quartzsite, AZ, quading with good friends in the nearby desert. For some years he resided in Victoria, BC and Parksville, BC again nurturing good friendships. As a resident of Enderby, BC, Rich spent his final two years at Parkview Place, where he brought warmth and caring to those around him. Rich shall be remembered as a hard working, kind and loving man by all those that knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Salmon Arm, Easter Sunday (April 8, 2012), at the Holiday Inn Express (1090 22 St NE, Salmon Arm, BC) between 1-5 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866