Arseneau, Joseph Abel Donald
It is with terrible sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, Donald Arseneau, on February 15th. Dad left this world peacefully, surrounded by his girls. Don was born in St. Stephen’s New Brunswick on July 20th, 1942 to Abel and Lena Arseneau. Growing up, Dad enjoyed dancing, hockey and playing baseball and was very much loved by his four sisters. The Air Force brought him to Comox, British Columbia, in 1966 where he would soon begin a family and settle down. Following employment, he moved his family to Port Alberni in 1978 and this is where he would live for the remainder of his days. An avid outdoorsman, Don loved ski patrolling up Mt. Arrowsmith, fishing, swimming, travelling and golf. He was also a fine guitar player and singer! Above all, Dad was a gentle and kind father to his three beloved daughters. Don was predeceased by his mother Lena and his father Abel as well as his friend and brother in law, Howard Leonard. He is survived by his three daughters: Michele (Darren) Katila, Kimberly (Ryan) Arseneau and Leann (Christian) Brown; his four sisters: Linda (Guy) Levesque, Loretta (Emile) Caissie, Annette (Howie) Leonard and Jeanette (David) Driscoll; his former wife and friend, Barbara Arseneau; his grandchildren: Dylan, Cassidy, Colton, Sebastian and Emerson and many nieces and nephews who loved Uncle Don very much. A special thanks to Tracy and the staff at The Lodge on 4th as well as Dr. Steyn and Dr. Love and the 4th floor nurses at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for your tender and compassionate care. A celebration of Don's life will be held in Port Alberni at Yates Funeral Service – 4470 Gertrude Street, Port Alberni on Sunday, February 26th at 12 NOON. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca. “Some day when we meet up yonder, we will stroll hand in hand again”
BODNAR, Elaine Ida (Lajeunesse)
Elaine passed away peacefully on January 14, 2012. She was predeceased by her father Edward, mother Yvonne, brother Gerald, nephew Michael, childhood friend Mary and beloved dog Cuddles. She leaves to mourn husband of 41years Bob, daughter Richelle (Darrin) McKenzie, son Chris, grandsons Bobby and Alex McKenzie, siblings Denis (Lynda) Lajeunesse, Vicci (Wayne) Price, Audie (Dave) Danyluck, Doris Cathcart, Tim Lajeunesse, Deb (Cory) Lajeunesse, also many brother and sister-in-laws, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Elaine had many children of her heart whom she treated as her own and dog Shadow who protected and comforted her. Her family and especially her grandchildren meant the world to her. She was a long time employee of Safeway until her retirement. She loved to play cards, go camping, swimming, gambling in Nevada and cruising and wintering in Yuma. Cremation has taken place, a Memorial Tea to follow in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society. Condolences for the family may be sent to: www.yatesfuneral.ca (obituaries).
BRALL, Karl H.
age 73 passed away peacefully at the West Coast General Hospital on January 7, 2011. Karl was predeceased by his father Karl Brall, Sr. (1995) and is survived by his mother Mrs. Irmgard Brall and his sisters Renate Geist (Valerius and children Rosemarie, Karl, & Harold) Regina Day (Terry & children Grant & Martin) Magdalena Gisler (Alois and children Andrea & Antonia) and his brother Reinhard Brall and nine grandnephews and nieces. Karl was born in Muehlhausen, Germany and came to Canada with his parents and siblings in 1951. Karl worked as a Railway Engineer for CP Rail E&N division on Vancouver Island and retired 17 years ago. Karl enjoyed his retirement communing with nature and socializing with friends. Karl will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Life for Karl will be held Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Trinity Church 4766 Angus Street at 2:00 PM followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadas Immigration Museum (Pier 21)1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P6
Of Nanaimo, B.C. passed away February 7, 2011 aged 85 years. She is survived by her husband William, 4 Sons John Touchie of Port Alberni, B.C., Mat Touchie of Nanaimo, B.C., Llionel Brown of Nanaimo, B.C., and Mike Touchie of Merritt, B.C.. 2 Daughters Elizabeth McEwen of Nanaimo, B.C. and Rozalee Brown of Vancouver, B.C. and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by 1 Sister Bella Jack of Ucluelet, B.C. and numerous Neices and Nephews. Funeral service will be held on Saturday February 12, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Yates Funeral Chapel in Port Alberni, B.C. with Mr. Rick Lindholm officiating.
CLARK, Howard “Wesley”
Wes was born February 4, 1928 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan; he passed away peacefully on July 13, 2011 at West Coast General Hospital, Port Alberni, BC. Wes was predeceased by his loving wife Marion, infant son Douglas Wesley Clark, his sister Mary Shelton, and his brothers Dave, Bill and Charlie. Wes is survived by his sister Alice Monette, brothers Alfred (Donna) and Donnie (Leona), sister-in-law Val and extended family; his sons Rodger (Judy) and Dale, his daughter Carol (Dan), special niece Maureen (Terry) and Curtis; his grandchildren Jessica, Shelby, Bryce (Mary), Nikki, Holly (Dave), Steven (Cheryl) and Derek; his great grandchildren Kennedy, Colton, Janae, Preston, Harison, JacLynne, Makenna and Carson. Wes retired from the Somass Mill in 1992 after 41 years. Wes enjoyed his bowling, his long walks and his lunches with the relatives. Wes will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at Yates Funeral Chapel, 4470 Gertrude Street, Port Alberni on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM with a tea to follow. Viewing will be from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM before the funeral service. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca In lieu of flowers, donations in Wes’ name may be made to the West Coast General Hospital Foundation or to the charity of your choice.
GALLIC, James Seymour
September 5, 1933 to November 17, 2010
James JIM Gallic left us on November 17, 2010 he is survived by his wife, Jeanette Gallic and children Debra Foxcroft, Wendy Gallic, Jason Gallic and Lisa Gallic. A truly rich man, James leaves a legacy of 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A Service and Celebration of Life to held on Saturday, November 20th, 2010 At 11:00 AM at Maht Mahs Gym 5000 Mission Road. A Meal to Follow. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the A.V. Softball Association
HERBERT, Laurel Brook
Born May 20, 1960 It is with much sorrow and sadness that our beloved daughter, Laurel passed away May 24, 2011 with her family by her side. Laurel is survived by her parents Peter & Jenifer Herbert, her brothers Clay (Sandy), Randy (Sharon) Marty (Vicki); nieces Avery, Shelby, Kara, Lyndsey and Shanna; nephews Myles, Chad, Ryan and Brian; numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. A special thanks to her favorite Aunt Ina and family; her special friends Laurie (Sis) Sherri, Diane and the staff at Walmart. An extra thanks to Dr. Wendy Johnson and the excellent nurses at Palliative Care. A Celebration of Life for Laurel will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to West Coast General Hospital Foundation for the Palliative Care Facility or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Stories and Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca