Nov 2, 1979 - May 27, 2013
Sheldon Franco Stewart Salvatore Johnston, 33 years old, passed away suddenly at his home in Clearwater BC on May 27th 2013. Sheldon was born on November 2nd 1979 in Vancouver BC to Debbie Johnston and Frank Bertucci. He lived in Vancouver for many years before deciding to move to Clearwater to be closer to his brother, sister, nephews, his other family members and his many friends. Sheldon is survived by his father Frank Bertucci, step-mom Deborah Bertucci of Maple Ridge, his daughter Samantha, his Nona Bertucci of Vancouver, sister Tammy Johnston (Quintin Joneson) of Clearwater, brother Adam Johnston of Clearwater, nephews Cody Joneson of Clearwater, Derrick Joneson of Clearwater, godfather Dave Schrul godmother Ena Jones, step-brother Alexander Crampton, step-sister Jacquelyn Crampton, plus numerous family and friends throughout BC, Alberta and abroad. Sheldon was predeceased by his mom Debbie Johnston, nephew Jarid Burgart, grandma Martha Johnston, his auntie Joyce, and his uncle Stuart.
Sheldon had a passion for cooking; he loved to cook up a storm. Other passions he had were spending time with his family and friends, including his animal friends. He loved to go camping, going for long drives on the back roads, and spending time around the open bon-fires whether at home or camping with family and friends. Sheldon was always smiling, laughing, joking, and always trying to make others smile. Sheldon was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help.
Services were held at the Baptist Church, Clearwater BC, Saturday, June 8, 2013. There was a viewing from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The funeral service commenced at 11:00 a.m., followed by a graveside committal service at Riverview Cemetery in Clearwater at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends returned to the Baptist church for refreshments.
Aug 20, 1942 - Mar 29, 2013
Susan Campany passed away at home in Clearwater, BC, on March 29, 2013 at 70 years of age, after a brave struggle with cancer. Clearwater & District Hospice Society volunteers and Sue’s husband Jim Lewis were by her side as Sue passed. Mourning Sue’s passing are her husband, Jim, children Andrew and Lisa, and four grandchildren.
Sue came to Canada from her native England in 1973, and moved to Clearwater in 2000. She worked as a secretary and office administrator for 30 years. In Clearwater, Sue was a very active and dedicated member of the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she served as President for several years. Susan was a loving, warm companion and wonderful person and wife. She was kind hearted and generous, friendly and gregarious.
Following cremation, private family arrangements have been made. Donations in memory of Sue Campany would be appreciated to the Dr. Helmcken Hospital Auxiliary, 640 Park Drive, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N1, or to the Clearwater and District Hospice Society, 257D Glen Road, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N2.
Perron (McDougall), Yvonne, Elizabeth
Oct 10, 1937 - Apr 3, 2013
After a lengthy illness, Yvonne passed away at Forest View Place, Clearwater, BC, on April 3, 2013. She was 75 years of age. Born in Elk Point, Alberta, on October 10, 1937, Yvonne has resided in the North Thompson valley, mainly Avola and Vavenby. Yvonne was a skilled cook, well known for her pies and cinnamon buns! She was a very caring and loving mother and grandmother. Survived by her husband Gerry McDougall, and six children, Sandra, Peggy, Patty, Debbie, Ronnie and Mike, she will be sadly and lovingly missed.
The family wishes to say a special Thank You to the staff at Forest View Place for their loving care and the kindness shown to Yvonne during her residence. A gathering of family and close friends will be held for Yvonne on the May Day weekend.
Dec 31, 1919 - May 25, 2014
Elmer was born December 31, 1919 in Schleswig, Iowa to Albert and Lilly Feddersen. During the 1930’s the family moved to Alberta and settled around the Tilley area. Elmer worked on farms doing various jobs including driving teams of horses. In 1943 he married Helen Hoeck and they had three children, Kay, Carol and Clifford. The family lived in several places in the U.S.A. from 1947 to 1951 before returning to Canada and settling in Southern Alberta. He worked on a number of ranches and farms before buying a ranch and moving to Clearwater in 1961, where he spent the remainder of his life. He and Helen were avid square dancers and Elmer was active in the Raft River Riders gymcana club.
Helen passed in 1966 and he married Polly Johnston in 1970. Shortly thereafter he sold the ranch and he and Polly spent winters in Arizona. They continued with square dancing several times a week. Elmer was a champion horse shoe player in Arizona and a carpet bowler here in Clearwater. He and Polly also enjoyed playing bridge. Polly passed in 1997 and Elmer joined with his current partner, Theo Irvine, in 1999. The two of them enjoyed carpet bowling and playing bridge. He liked to do the yard work and kept this up until the last year.
Elmer passed away on May 25, 2014 with members of his family at his bedside. He is survived by his sister Marcella, his son Clifford, daughters Kay (Tyler) Lindberg and Carol (Lloyd) Wurm, grandchildren Sherri, Gerald and Lindsay, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, as well as several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his two brothers and a sister.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Wells Gray Inn. Cremation arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, telephone 250-674-3030.
Reimer, Gilbert James Jim
Jul 26, 1935 - Jun 12, 2014
Jim Reimer died peacefully June 12, 2014 at Kamloops Hospital with his loving family by his side, after a short battle with pneumonia. Jim was a big man with a big heart who leaves an even bigger hole in the lives of the people who loved him. He leaves behind his wife of 26 years Dawn, his children Carrie and Mark Reimer, (step) daughters Laura Zenzen (Shad Stephens) and Renee Lennea (Pete Lennea), grandchildren, Kristofer Ouellette, Hayden Reimer, Kayla & Kyle Lennea, Eva & Jamie Stephens and great grand-daughter Kaela Ouellette.
In 1967 Jim moved his family from Surrey to Chilliwack where he worked for the Provincial prison system in the Chilliwack Valley for most of his career. His vast knowledge of wilderness survival was instrumental in the development of the Center Creek Outward Bound Program. He loved the outdoors and knew every mountain ridge, trapper’s cabin and lake in the valley; he hunted and fished throughout BC. Jim always had a story to tell about his time in the bush and he was more than happy to share his knowledge.
Jim was involved with the Big Brother Association for many years, and was probably the only member of Big Brothers to have a little brother live with him and become a member of the family.
During his time in Chilliwack he also belonged to the Black Powder Gun Club, the Rod and Gun Club, and the Chilliwack Motorcycle Sports Club.
Jim taught himself to play the guitar and the family has fond memories of their dad entertaining the family playing guitar and singing country songs.
He spent his retirement years touring on his motorcycle and rv’ing with Dawn. They spent the past 14 years living in Barriere where they enjoyed their grandbabies and the laid back lifestyle.
He will be remembered for his devotion to his family, wicked sense of humor and great stories, the grandkids will remember the calls from “Santa” on Christmas eve and lots of snuggles.
Death leaves a heart ache nothing can heal
Love leaves memories no one can steal.