Audrey Eileen Clark
Its not the dates that we are looking at it’s the dash between the dates, just a small dash, but so very important.
The first small dash was when Audrey Eileen was born July 17, 1964 at Hythe, Alberta, weighting in at 5 lbs and 7 oz. Her mom Grace was so happy with her beautiful little daughter. Dad, Morley Clark was a proud father and soon taught her everything he could about horses. Although she was not born at Fort St John she spent the rest of her years in the area. First growing up on the homestead at mile 60, after the road was built a small one room house was called home for many years. Audrey started school at Charlie Lake and graduated from North Peace Senior Secondary School in Fort St John. While attending High School, Audrey trained horses. After graduation she worked at Zellers and then moved on to work at Safeway, a career that lasted for 13 years: first as a cashier and then in the floral department. Audrey loved flowers and making people happy.
Audrey was the proud mother of Murray and Amanda. They share her love of animals and especially horses. She loved being the grandmother of Haylee.
Audrey was the fist one baptized at the Taylor Community Church.
- August 2, 2006 might be the last dash between the dates but it is not the end of our memories, nor is it the end of life because Audrey lives on with each of us in everything we see and do.
Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near
Still loved, always missed, still very dear.
A funeral Service was held for Audrey Eileen Clark
on Wednesday, August 9th at the Taylor Community Hall, Taylor BC.
Pastor Tom Lavigne officiated. Interment followed in the Taylor Cemetery, Taylor, BC
Funeral arrangement entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd. Fort St. John, British Columbia.
Mary was born on September 23, 1930 in Wishart, Saskatchewan to Walter and Katherine Lewandoski. Mary was the eleventh child of a family of 19 children.
Mary spent her childhood in Wishart, Saskatchewan where she was born on the farm. She enjoyed being with her family which was like their own baseball teams. She enjoyed cooking which they all took turns at and always fought on whose turn it was to go to town.
Mary ventured to Toronto for a couple of years then went to Regina where she waitressed at a café. This is where she fell in love with a smooth talker, Roy Stanley. They moved to Kitimat, British Columbia and married on August 20, 1955 then on September 7, 1957 they were surprised with a son Kenneth Roy, the joy of their eyes. Soon after they moved to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and there they had another joy, Carla Marie, born August 10, 1960.
Family and friends were very important to Mary. Weekends were always fun with barbeques and card games.
Roy, Mary and family made several trips back to Saskatchewan and Manitoba to see family. Roy was often away at work, leaving Mary with the children for periods of time. Often Roy’s work would include moving the family to different part of British Columbia. Then finally Roy and Mary moved to Dawson Creek in 1960. They lived in town for a couple of years and then settled in Bessborough in 1963.
Roy started his own business, Stan-Mac Line Construction in 1971 and Mary was always by his side. Between business and family, Mary was always on the go. In the year 2001 she took ill and ended up at Pouce Coupe Haven, and then at the Pouce Coupe Care Home, where she passed on August 5, 2006.
Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Roy, parents, five brothers and three sisters.
Mary will be sadly missed by her son Ken Stanley, daughter Carla (Craig) Boyd.
She was a dear sister to Alice Krupa, Eugene (Muriel) Lewandoski, Joseph Lewandoski, Marge (George) Szwec, Edward (Phylis) Lewandoski, Henry (Rose Anna) Lewandoski, James (Teresa) Lewandoski, Teresa (Steve) Kekish, Lillian (Gordon) Walker and Danny (Loretta) Lewandoski. She will be sadly missed by many other family members and friends.
God be with you All.
A funeral service was held on August 11, 2006 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Officiated by Father Tom Magusin. Interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
1929 - 2006
Dave Neufeld was born on September 20th 1929 in Grassy Lake, Alberta to Peter and Anna Neufeld. Dave passed away peacefully at home in Fort St. John, British Columbia on July 26th 2006 at 76 years of age.
Dave is survived by his dear wife Evelyn Neufeld; his children; Melody England of Vancouver British Columbia; Peggy Scott of Edmonton Alberta; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, brothers; Jake, John and Henry Neufeld, sisters; Katy Hendricks, and Ann Kruter and many good friends. Dave will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Dave was predeceased by his parents Peter and Anna Neufeld his oldest brother Peter Neufeld.
A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 2pm with Pastor Lee Stephenson officiating. Expression of Sympathy may be in memory of Dave by way of donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
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Ernest (Ernie) Albert Frederickson
Ernest Albert Frederickson was born on December 5th, 1922 at Pouce Coupe Hospital to Smith and Myra Frederickson of Kilkerran. The oldest of four sons, Ernie attended Dawson Creek North Public School and finished grade 8, although he later qualified for high school.
A former teacher recalled how he and his brother Ken would arrive at school riding their horse bare back. It was like they were in flight, racing across the field. His brother Doug recalls how Ernie would saddle his horse for him then cut a trail through the brush so he could ride to school. Ernie once shared that when they didn't ride horses they would often walk to school through a foot of mud or three feet of snow.
As a young man he was responsible for many duties around the constantly expanding farm. His father Smith took freighting jobs away from home leaving Ernie in charge of the spread. The responsibility increased when his dear mother passed away in 1943.
Ernie left the farm in 1944 to join the army and was stationed in Chilliwack with the Royal Canadian Engineers. This adventure lasted 18 months with a trip out to the east coast. Although posted to Japan, the war ended before he served.
While in army training he was recognized for his keen eye with a gun and was selected to teach the others. Pictures displayed at his 80th birthday celebration in 2002 showed him over the years with a gun at the ready, proudly standing beside his latest conquest – be it a moose, deer or bear.
In 1946 Ernie and two of his brothers filed on their own homesteads adjoining Smith’s property, fondly referred to as the “Head Office” quarter section. Then the work really began and with bulldozers being scarce and costly, they slowly cleared the land including the tedious job of rock and root picking. Ernie always took great pride in the final condition of a seeded field as those who farmed it after him can confirm.
With the help of a soldier’s grant, more land was obtained and cleared. Soon the thrashing machine was replaced with a combine; tractors pushed the horses to the side and eventually prosperity followed. Ernie said he never felt sorry to see the last of a horse’s hind end and the dust they used to throw.
In 1942 he took a contract to pull stumps with a team of horses on the new Alaska Highway. Then in 1952 he joined a couple of his brothers on a winter survey near Fort Nelson but concluded that wintering calves produced just as much satisfaction, so he remained home on the farm and started curling.
Whether it was the long winters, the enjoyed social interaction or the love of competition, Ernie excelled at curling. He began in his thirties as a lead for Cliff Pepper, but quickly advanced to skip his own team. Ernie had a marvellous memory for the alignment of each rock thrown and unlike modern day skips, Ernie did not holler. Instead you would look down the ice to see how hard Ernie was wiggling his broom.
Ernie loved sports. He played baseball until he was in his 50’s and was dubbed a home run king for the local Kilkerran team. He played broomball, ice hockey, floor curling and darts. Along with farming, sports were his favourite pastime and topic of conversation. Fishing was another passion, especially at Swan Lake with his brother Ken.
Ernie was often the “cow’s tail” or the last to arrive for family meals. The family would invite him a half hour early so meals could be served on time. When he began to arrive on time it took everyone by surprise! He’d often pitch in to carve the turkey or play a quick round of crib before sitting down to eat. He was a master carver and like his brothers, he was a great help in the kitchen after a meal.
His nephews and nieces enjoyed his bachelor style approach to Christmas shopping. Each year, Uncle Ernie would arrive with a new board game, a box of oranges (always a favourite), Pot of Gold chocolates for the kids plus a carton of cigarettes and a bottle of brandy for the parents. There would also be huge bottle of sparkling white wine for the meal. As if that wasn’t enough, he’d smile as he’d hand out Christmas cards with a $20 dollar bill for each of the kids.
Family was always an important part of his life, especially his three brothers, Ken, Earle and Doug. Everyone fondly recalls how he delighted in providing watermelon at family gatherings. His grin was larger than all the smiles combined on the faces of the eager nephews and nieces as he sliced the watermelon.
He enjoyed playing cards, especially crib, bridge and poker. He had a great memory for which cards had been played. He was an active member at the Senior’s Centre in Dawson Creek, served on the executive of the Dawson Creek Curling Club and travelled to many curling competitions over the years.
In his later years, Ernie shared a special connection and many laughs with a lovely lady, Dorothy. She was a devoted care giver to Ernie, until his passing and the family is grateful for her caring nature and patient manner.
Ernie was predeceased by his parents, Smith and Myra, brother Ken and his wife Vera, brother Earle and niece Sheila. He leaves his partner Dorothy, brother Doug (Judy), sister-in-law Marg and many nephews and nieces.
He was 83 years old and he led a good life. He loved the Peace River country where he spent his entire life doing what brought him happiness. Although a quiet man, he always contributed and enjoyed being included in social activities. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service was held on June 24, 2006 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel. Officiated by Reverend Marilyn Carroll.
Memorial arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Shirley Evelyn Fell
Shirley Evelyn Fell (Nee Lundquist) was born at home in Kelleher, Saskatchewan, on December 4, l928. She was the third child of born to Eric and Mary (nee McKibben) Lundquist. She grew up the oldest child as her sister Lucinda and brother Lloyd were both deceased in infancy. Mother passed away peacefully at her home in Feller’s Heights on Saturday, July 15, 2006 at the age of 77.
At the tender age of two, Shirley and her mother left her home in Saskatchewan, traveled by train to Hythe, AB, then by horse and wagon to meet with her Dad, who had gone on ahead to lay claim on a homestead at Fellers’ Height, BC in the fall of 1930. There, three sisters and a brother joined her. Mom was a true pioneer, riding horses to school, and assisted the family with her hunting and trapping skills. One year she shot enough squirrels to buy her first guitar and had this guitar until her death. Mom married Robert Claire Fell on October 5, 1948. He was the love of her life and she stood by him through thick and thin for 48 years. Together, they raised six girls. Mom was something different to everyone she knew, an intellect, honest, sincere and had a quiet, loving nature, for everyone and everything. Mom was always there to help anyone who needed her, with an open door, a cup of coffee, and meal or a bed when needed.
Mom was an amazing person, who could do anything she put her mind to it. She was a wife, mother, and homesteader, rode snowmobiles, four wheelers, big trucks and operated equipment, raised a variety of farm animals. With her parents, Mom was responsible for helping bring the first registered Arabian horses to the Peace River area in the late 1950’s. She could knit, sew and crocheted, was an artist and craft person, with several projects on the go at one time. She hunted, fished, gardened and picked berries, which she would make into wonderful meals for her family and neighbors. After the death of her husband in 1996, she then decided to raise registered Simmentals cattle and built up a beautiful herd.
On July 13, Joyce and Beth felt honored and privileged to take Mom on her last horseback ride and she helped to bring in a late calving cow.
Mom sacrificed her entire life for her family, and the many she considered family. She never wanted to grow old, suffer or be a burden and she did never was. Mom’s quiet faith in God, gave her courage and strength of character, which set a tremendous example to all that knew her. Mom was one of the founding members of the Peace Country Society for Acquired Brain Injury. This multi talented generous lady whom was spoken of as a corner stone of our community will be greatly missed by all. Her family would like to give a heart felt thank you for everyone’s love, kindness and prayers.
Shirley was, predeceased by her husband, Robert Fell, her parents, Eric and Mary Lundquist, brother Lloyd and sisters Lucinda and Beverly. Shirley was a wonderful mother to Linda Proctor, Bethany (Roy) Simpson, Joyce (Ted) Henderson, Janice (Brian) Terrane, Shelley Esopenko, and Lorill (Dave Abel) . Sister to Sharon North, Fort St John, BC, Boyd (Sharon) Lundquist, Courtney, BC, Gloria (Owen) Mason, Taylor, BC. Grandmother to Myles (Pam) Simpson, Alaina (Dom) Simpson, Jocelynn and Bryant Proctor, Heather and Deanna Henderson, Lance and Nicole Terrane, Shawn, Eric, Trisha Esopenko and Chase Gunter and Brenda and Jodi Abel. Great-Grandmother to Seth, Hailey, Bodie Simpson, and Katelyn Neis.
A funeral service was held on July 20, 2006 at the South Peace United Church, Dawson Creek, BC. Officiated by Pastor Gary Henderson. Interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Service and Crematorium Ltd, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Donald Robert Scott
Donald Robert Scott was born September 19th, 1928 in Holden Alberta and died July 23rd, 2006 at the age of 77 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. The family moved to Willow Valley to homestead the fall of ’36.
Don worked and owned the family saw mill with his Dad and brother Doug. After getting married to Eileen Massee on June 5th, 1954. He worked at various jobs in the trucking industry, the last one being Canadian Freightways where he retired at the age of 59 following a heart attack. He was the father of 5 children, grandfather of 15 and great grandfather to 2. He was adored by every one of them. Don was predeceased by his father and mother, Vera and Maxwell, his brothers Cecil and Lloyd, and his granddaughter Alanna.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Eileen, children Larry (Charlene), Bob (Janice),
Ken (Leanna), Sheryl (Rocky), and Jim (Becky), 14 grandchildren and
2.4 great-grandchildren, as well as his brother Doug (Myrtle) Scott and many nieces and nephews.
Dad’s job took him away from home, traveling the Alaska Highway and other destinations. We thought he was gone a lot but he always made up for it when he was home. We didn’t miss very many weekends camping at the lot at Swan Lake.
Every summer we headed off to the Okanogan for summer holidays.
Dad loved to fish and camp and do wood work. He made all sorts of toys, wood inlay cedar chests for all of us, clocks etc. but I think the most amazing was his match stick sculptures like his wind mill. With his shaky hand it showed his patience to make something like that. He also really enjoyed spending time with his family. Through out his life one of his best buddies was his brother Doug. We spent a lot of time hearing Dad say. “Get in the car kids we’re going to see Doug”
Dad’s gentle soul drew his grandkids to him and you often heard him say “Boy I needed that!” after a big hug from one of them.
Mom and Dad had a great retirement together and put a lot of miles on the Motor home crossing Canada and the States. We would be sitting around the campfire, Dad would have to go check the furnace in the trailer, and we wouldn’t see him until morning. Even when he was sitting around the house visiting with his family he would disappear and a while later we would realize he must have gone off to bed. He wasn’t much for saying goodnight, or goodbye and that’s how he left this time. As Mom said, he just sort of snuck off, so guess we’ll see ya later Dad.
A funeral service was held at the Dawson Creek Alliance Church on July 26th 2006. Officiated by Pastor Jonathan Henry. Interment followed in the Willow Valley Cemetery, Willow Valley, British Columbia.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.