Mr. Van Ralph William Wells passed away in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 at the age of 45 years, after a very brief battle with cancer. Van will be lovingly remembered by his brothers and sisters, Graem of Kelowna, B.C., Keiran (Beverley), Garth (Karen), Susan, Mark, all of Vernon, B.C. and Tressa (Mark) of Calgary, Alberta; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Martha Wells and his sister, Mara. Van was born on October 29th, 1961 in Golden, B.C. and came to Vernon as a young child. He received all his education here and graduated from Vernon Secondary School. His working career was primarily spent with CP Hotels, first in Calgary, Alberta with the Calgary Tower and the Chateau Airport Hotel and then with the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, B.C. Cremation preceded the Funeral Mass which was celebrated at St. James Catholic Church on Saturday, September 1st, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Father Martin Peyton celebrant. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Van to the Canadian Cancer Society, #104-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street,
Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (542-1187)