Vince Neil Scheck
We are gathered here today to pay our respects to our relative, co-worker and dearfriend Vince Scheck. This is not a day of mourning but a day for remembering and rejoicing in all of the pleasant memories that Vince left behind.
Vincent Neil Scheck was born on April 19, 1966 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Phyllis and Ray Scheck. He passed away on July 27, 2008 in Rock Creek, British Columbia.
Vince leaves to mourn his sister Fran (Len) Field, children Christina (J.P.), Lisa (Darcy) and Erik (Celina), sister Jacquie (Elden) Veiner and their children Warren, Rachel and Keri-Lynne (Jon) and brother Dan (Lorrie) and her children Tyler, Michele and Amanda and six great-nephews: Nicholas, Sasha, Joseph, Riley, Samuel and Lukas.
Predeceased by mother Phyllis, 1996, father Ray in 1979 and brother Gordie in 1979.
Vince were very involved in the Dawson Canucks senior men’s hockey team, assisting on a daily basis wherever he was needed. He continued with this for a number of years when the junior team came back to town after a hiatus. Upon the arrival of the Junior Canuck team, Vince jumped at the chance to help in this new endeavor, putting both feet in. He started out as the equipment manager and added the title of trainer to his repertoire. He was known to take players who were new in town under his wing, and help them integrate into the team and the community. His dedication and passion for the team was second to none, as anyone who knew Vince would know.
Vince was involved in coaching t-ball for 4 years and played slow pitch for a couple of years and also played soccer for the media team. This goes to show you that Vince was very active in community sports and a dedicated team player.
Vince was compassionate about his love of family and relatives. It was very apparent that he loved his family. He was a dedicated, honest, trustworthy, caring and compassionate person and for that we will miss him dearly.
A memorial Service was held on August 1, 2008 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, officiated by Peggy Bergeron. Vince’s urn was inurned into his father’s grave in the Dawson Creek City Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Vince by way of a donation to the ‘Vince Scheck Memorial Fund’ c/o The Dawson Creek Junior Canucks, Box 2451 Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4T9.
Margaret Marie Rose Rivest "Marie"
1940 - 2008
Marie Rivest, resident of Tumbler Ridge, BC. formerly of Fort St. John, BC., passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 68 years of age. No service will be held at this time.
Alice Beatrice Ray "Betty"
1927 - 2008
Alice Beatrice Ray, better known as Betty, passed away on July 1, 2008 in her 81 year.
A Funeral Mass was held on Friday, July 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Church of the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, Fort St. John, British Columbia.
A prayer service was held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Church of the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church.
Jaremy Douglas White
1984 - 2008
Jaremy Douglas White passed away on July 14, 2008 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia at the age of 24 years.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Officiated by Peggy Bergeron.
Gordon Miller was born on March 31, 1928 and died July 14, 2008. His parents were Ben and Dorothy Miller of the Lakeview District. Gordon had one older brother, Kenneth. His father, Ben Miller, helped organize the Lakeview Credit Union and his share number was “1”.
Gordon’s first job was with the Toronto Dominion Bank in Dawson Creek. He later took banking jobs in Edmonton and Kyle, Saskatchewan. He also worked for Northern Freightways as a freight shipper, MacNamara Hislop, Fort St John Lumber, and Rempel Trail Transport.
On Sept. 5, 1953 Gordon was married to Shirley Mitchell from Blueberry Mountain, Alberta. They had two children, Margaret and Don. Their first home (14 x 28) on the farm was built by Gordon, where they lived for 7 years. It was a busy time for them with the raising of crops and some cattle. Farming was just a sideline as Gordon continued working at various jobs. The children remember many camping and fishing trips. Of course, it was not such modern mode of travel in those days, mostly with a tent or an old camper on the truck.
Some fond memories of childhood remembered by Margaret and Don are:
Gordon pulling us on the sleigh and then asking them to pull him on the sleigh.
Gordon supported both of them in their 4-H projects and took time out to drive them to all the 4-H events. In later life the family enjoyed trips to Don’s cabin near Prince George. Gordon thought Don had the life of luxury with week-ends off to leisurely fish on the lake as he recalled nothing but work on his week-ends.
In 1961 the family moved to Dawson Creek and once again Gordon got to build another house. This remained the family home.
Travelling was something Gordon and Shirley enjoyed. They made trips to England and other destinations in 1977 and in 1987. This was wonderful for both of them as they got a chance to visit family overseas.
Another passion for Gordon was fishing. In Nanaimo he caught the BIG one, a Salmon. You should have seen his smile!
Gordon was largely involved with the Dawson Creek Co-op holding positions of President and Director. Until just recently he enjoyed his weekly meal and visit to the Co-op.
Gordon retired in 1988 from B.C. Ministry of Agriculture with 15 years of service in the Crop Insurance Branch. He had 20 years of retirement and during this time the Millers did more traveling, and he also took up painting with the Seniors Group in Dawson Creek.
In 1991 he organized the Peace River B.C. Government Retired Employees’ Assoc. and held the position of President for 5 years. In earlier years he was instrumental in getting the Society for Community Living started in Dawson Creek. He held the position of President for two years.
His final years were spent at Rotary Manor. The people at Rotary became his extended family. Gordon lived a full life and seldom complained.
A funeral service was held on July 17, 2008 in the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, officiated by Captains Francie and Roger Lee. Interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
IRENE DELOSSA (Walker/Crum) VIPOND was born April 21, 1920, second child of 8 born to Russell and Agnes Walker of Halcourt, Alberta. Irene spent her childhood on the family farm, milking cows, working the horses and doing outdoor chores in general. She was never the “house” kind of girl.
She attended school in Halcourt and Beaverlodge and married Ray Crum on March 31, 1939. They had 4 children: Neil, Brian, Kathy and Carol.
On December 29, 1960 Irene married Duncan Merlin Vipond (aka Merle) and acquired two stepchildren Verlie and Ron. She and Merle farmed at Bear Canyon, Arras and finally settled at South Dawson where they lived until 2005 when they moved to town.
Over the years their family expanded and the 6 children went forth and multiplied. Irene was very proud of her family and the grandchildren, whether they kicked a football, played baseball, skated, swam, did gymnastics or played a musical instrument.
Irene loved children (the more the merrier) and at one time or another drew pictures for them, challenged their imaginations with viewings of clouds and taught all of them to love chicken n’ dumplings. She loved to dance, and taught many children to hunt, dance and drive a vehicle, whether it had two wheels or four. All of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews learned how to shoot cans off fence post, drive around the fields and truly enjoy the outdoors.
She is renowned for sketching and writing poetry. She was very proud and happy when Kathy and Crystal put together a book of her poems which was published in 1997.
Irene was predeceased by her parents in the 1940’s, her first husband Ray Crum in 1960, granddaughter Melanie Hollingshead in 1975, sister Annie Dixon in 1988, daughter in-law Sue Vipond in 2007, and brother Alvin in 2008.
Irene is survived by her 4 children: Neil (Rose) Crum of Glenevis, Alberta, Brian (Anita) Crum of South Dawson, Kathy (Art) Vipond of South Dawson and Carol (Bill) Hollingshead of Doe River; two stepchildren: Verlie (Larry) Nelson of Alabama, USA and Ron Vipond of Calgary, Alberta; 10 grandchildren: Serena and Devon, Deborah, Rebecca, Wallace and Shane; Allen and Crystal; Troy and Trent; 18 great-grandchildren: Grace and Noah; Chiquita, Kevin and Daniel; Justin, Katie, Krysten, Cale and Ayden; Kaelynn and Colbie; Jessie, Kyle and Payton; Holly-Shae, Dustin and Samantha; five sisters: Lillie McKay and Betty Gaudin of Beaverlodge, Mona MacLean and Ruby (Dennis) Mitchell of Dawson Creek, and Shirley (Bill) Lamb of Edmonton.
Irene was greatly revered by her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as the numerous nieces and nephews who would need a complete newspaper to recount their fond memories. She will be well remembered and sorely missed.
A funeral service was held on July 10, 2008 in the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, officiated by Bev Dunsmore. Irene was cremated and inurnment of her urn will follow at a later date.
1931 - 2008
Born February 20, 1931 in Rolla, B.C., to Ted and Sophie Anderson, he was the 4th of 7 children. He lived in Coleman Creek, where he attended school, completing Grade 8. To make family ends meet, he left mid year of Grade 9 to work in logging camps in the area. In 1946 he moved, along with his family, to Dawson Creek.
In 1951, Karol met Mary Lindsay, at Bud's Hall in Dawson Creek. On Sept 3, 1955, they were married in Dawson Creek and that union held true for the next 52 years. They had 2 children, son Shannon and daughter Wanda.
In the late 50's he entered into, what would become his career, that of commercial and industrial painting. This trade took him to wherever the work was - various pulp mills, refineries and The Bennett Dam.
Karol had a tremendous love of the outdoors. He would take his family camping, fishing and hiking whenever he had a chance and he remained an avid outdoorsman until the end.
He was also passionate about country music. He loved to play the guitar and sing and was notorious for remembering the lyrics to hundreds of songs.
If we were to summarize Karol's life it would be this..........despite life's hardships, he always found a silver lining in every cloud. His tenacity for life was apparent every day. He taught us, by example to never, ever give up and whatever you do in life, give it your all.
He will be truly missed by his family, wife - Mary,son - Shannon (Cindy) Anderson daughter- Wanda (Brad) Neste and grandchildren - Jordana, Shealan and Ben Anderson.
A Celebration of Life Service was held July 9, 2008 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, officiated by Peggy Bergeron.
A private family inurnment of Karol’s urn in the Brookside Cemetery followed the luncheon.
Vernon “Shorty” Moll
Vernon Moll was born August 8, 1914 in Raub, North Dakota. His big brother Elmer soon labeled him Shorty and it stuck for life. On October 31, 1931 he arrived in Dawson Creek, part of the Jake Moll family which consisted of dad Jake, brother Elmer and four sisters Louis, Alice Vera and the baby Phoebe. Shorty was the last surviving member of the family.
The depression was a time of shortage of material things but there were card parties and dances in the community and swimming at the river in the summer. Lots of berry picking and hunting to make ends meet. Trapping in the winter added to the family’s income. Both Shorty and his brother Elmer played on the Progress baseball team.
During the 1940’s Elmer and Shorty started sawmilling every winter and returned to the farm during the summer. They had their sawmill for over twenty years. Then they turned to farming full time, raising cattle and doing a little grain farming. A stroke in 1998 put a stop to his active farming but he managed to stay at home on the farm until just three days before his death.
Where Uncle Elmer had been the mother hem to all the nieces and nephews; Uncle Shorty was the mischief maker, always playing tricks or instigating something. This usually ended with him getting heck as well as us kids. His sisters always said that he was the biggest kid of all.
Shorty was predeceased by his parents, brother Elmer and sisters: Louise, Alice, Vera and Phoebe; brothers in-law: Melvin McQueen, Art Fraser and Joe Defries; two nephews: Gary and Kelly Fraser; great-niece Heather Brown; great-great-nephews: Randy Studley, Travis Paradowski and Gregory Moat.
Shorty is survived by his brother in-law Norman Densen, nephews: Harold McQueen, Lenard McQueen, Don McQueen, Joe Defries and Gene Defries; nieces: Gayle Huff, Joyce Studley, Gloria Wetherill, Francis Turner, Valerie McMurray and Sally Howard; and numerous great-nieces and nephews and many friends.
Now their family circle is unbroken over yonder.
A graveside service was held on July 8, 2008 at the Dawson Creek City Cemetery, officiated by Peggy Bergeron.
Marjorie Lorraine Robinson (nee. Piper.)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marge Robinson. Marge was born January 23, 1931 in Red Deer, Alberta. She passed away peacefully at her home of 50 years on June 29, 2008 in Dawson Creek, B.C.
Marge was the eldest of four children born to Susie and Forrest Piper. She grew up with her siblings Grace, Frank and Ron in Red Deer Alberta, where she took practical nursing in school. There she also met her first husband Sandy Templeton. Marge and Sandy were married in Red Deer in 1950. After moving to Lac La Biche, then later to Grande Prairie, she settled down to live her life in Dawson Creek B.C. Many years later after a lengthy relationship, she married her best friend Russ Robinson in 1990.
Through the years Marge has held many posts. On top of being a full time mother, she spent many years teaching Sunday school and working at the Dawson Creek Post Office. For 55 years she was very involved with the Royal Purple. For a number of those years she was Honored Royal Lady and District Deputy.
Marge, a gifted artist, best expressed herself and captured memories to share with friends and family through her writings and paintings. She believed her major influences in life were her Aunt Edith, mother and father, husband Russ and belief in God.
Marge was a volunteer in the community, not only in Dawson Creek, but also in San Carlos, Mexico where she spent many of her winters with Russ. Every year before the long trip, careful planning had her stock piling books for the library she helped set up and maintain there. Also collected were toys and necessities to be taken for the local children. While in Mexico, she befriended the families of Armando, Anna and their children, as well as Roberto, Rosie and their children. This bond grew greater when Armando traveled back with them to Canada one season. He worked while living with Marge and Russ to take money back to his family in Mexico the following winter. This gave Marge great comfort as she loved her Mexican family very much.
Marge was always a loving and caring person to all who met her. She became a second mother and friend to many who had the privilege to meet her. She welcomed new additions to the family with open arms and a generous heart. She was known affectionately as Camping Grandma, then in later years as Grandma Great. Her spirituality allowed her to see the real person in everyone. She was a strong woman, yet weak; this gave her the ability to love and understand those of us who struggle on a daily basis.
Her humor, love of life and accepting nature made memories for many. With a strong sense of family and friends, she loved having family dinners and holiday get togethers. She enjoyed singing childhood song Abba Dabba, playing card games and long talks with loved ones. She also enjoyed sitting on her patio watching her garden grow. Collecting plants from friends and family, her garden grew bigger year after year. Another joy in her life was reading books to her children, grand children, and finally her great grand children. She also loved reading Time and Macleans magazines all the while watching CNN to keep up with current events. Her favorite reading was especially thriller/suspense novels, often unable to put a book down until it was finished. She would debate world affairs and politics, her favorite being Trudeau. Watching figure skating, curling and Tiger Woods were others of her favorite things.
If asked what her shining moments in her golden years were, she would tell you it was her travels with Russ while camping or to Mexico. She was always proud of her five children Glenda, Don, Marilyn, Randy and Doug. This was later extended with Rick, Terry and Allen when she fell in love with and married Russ Robinson. Her grand children James, Richard, Max, Rob, Jim, Tracey, Karla, Amy, Kyla and Ryan. Her great grand children Jordyne, Koral, Michael, Keiran, Tessa, Nazneen, Nadia, Shania, Chantal, Asher, Gabe, Eli, Isaac, Rhea and Ryland.
She leaves behind her sister Grace/Bud and nieces Terri, Donna, Micki, Kim; her brother Frank/Pat and their children Mitchell and Shannon; brother Ron/Gerda and their son Lee.
Marge was predeceased by her parents Forrest and Susie Piper, Sandy Templeton, daughter Glenda, nephew Bruce Piper, and husband Russ Robinson.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held July 5, 2008 at Bergeron Funeral Services in Dawson Creek B.C. Followed by an inurnment at Brookside Cemetery in Dawson Creek B.C. the morning of July 7, 2008. She was laid to rest beside her daughter Glenda Jean Doyle and son in law Gordon Lawrence Doyle.