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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Dawson Creek - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 46

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Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016, at 7:13 p.m.

Trung Van Nguyen also known as John Nguyen

Trung Van Nguyen was born in Quangninh, Vietnam on July 22, 1960. Trung passed away on February 10, 2010 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia in his 49th year.

A Funeral Service was held on Monday, February 22, 2010 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Lorraine June Cleland
1939 - 2010

Lorraine June Cleland was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta on June 28, 1939. Later she lived in Dawson Creek, British Columbia and recently Lorraine moved to Fort St John, British Columbia. Lorraine passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 70 years of age.

A Memorial service was held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at the Alliance Church, 9904 – 98st, Fort St John, British Columbia.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Lorraine, may be made by way of a donation to:

"The Gideons International In Canada", Box 546, Dawson Creek, British Columbia V1G 4H4

Douglas Roy Paterson
1956 - 2010

Douglas Roy Paterson, resident of Pouce Coupe, was born on November 23, 1956 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Douglas passed away on Monday, February 22, 2010 in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia in his 53rd year.

No service was held.

Zackery Grant Friesen
1992 - 2010

Zackery Grant Friesen (Zacky drift king freeze-man 2cent Friesen) a resident of Dawson Creek, BC passed away on Monday February 8, 2010 at the young age of 17.

Zack was born on September the 12th 1992 to Grant and Leah Friesen. He spent most of his life in Dawson Creek, with a short stint in Silver Valley and Edmonton, Alberta. He lived his life fully, he loved those around him and always tried whatever came across his path at least once. Zack enjoyed all sports and took to anything he tried for the first time like a natural. He loved to be outside, which showed in his enthusiasm for biking, quading, snowboarding, sledding and most of all boating. Zack’s most memorable times came during family camping trips to Moberly Lake which included boating and all the water sports that went along with it. Zack enjoyed everything about camping. When winter came he was also thrilled to go sledding with his Dad in the mountains. During these times they formed a special bond that is usually reserved for the best of friends. Zack loved animals, which they seemed to sense and were drawn to him as well. Zack always loved to go help his Grandad wrangle horses on the ranch, or just spend time there and do whatever he was asked to. He spent a lot of time on the farm with his grandparents in Silver Valley. He helped Grandpa on the farm and always enjoyed Grandma’s home cooking. Whatever Zack did he was willing to give it his all.

He not only loved his family but, loved to spend time with them as well and regardless if they were on a tropical vacation, camping at the lake or just chillin at home. Zack had a close and loving relationship with his sister, Alita and brother, Ryan. There were many nights Grant would find them locked up in Alita’s room sharing their day’s events or laughing at something silly one of them had done. He loved and bonded with his step-brothers Matthew and Scott and shared many adventures with them as well. Zack came to love and trust his step-mother Sue, who came to love him as if he were her own.

Zack was attending South Peace Secondary School and was due to graduate in June of this year. At school you could usually find Zack hanging out in North Court with several of his friends or out in the parking lot checking out the latest new wheels or loudest sound system. Zack loved the game of hockey and played ever since the age of 7. He could always be counted on to give 120% whenever he was out on the ice. To all his friends Zack was a loyal and special individual and for that reason he had many friends.

He wanted to make everyone smile. So think back and remember how Zack touched our lives. How he made us laugh and how good Zack was as a person.

Zack is pre-deceased by his Great Gran-Dad Don Morrison and His Uncle Buck Hamilton. He is survived by his Father Grant Friesen (Sue Wakeham), his mother Leah Friesen, sister Alita, brothers Ryan, Matthew and Scott, Grandparents Dan and Carol Friesen, Bob and Pat Morrison and Oma and Opa Rossdeutscher as well as all of his Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Always and Forever in our Hearts

A Memorial service was held for Zack on February 13, 2010 at the Alliance Church in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Pastor Nathan Cole officiated.

Nora Louise Connor

Nora Louise Connor, beloved wife of John Connor, passed away on January 29, 2010 at the age of 79. Nora was born near Wilkie, Saskatchewan on October 27, 1930. She was the third of twelve children and a dearly loved daughter to the late Bill and Eva Uphill. Nora grew up on a farm outside of North Battleford, Saskatchewan and handled her own team of horses during harvest time. It was said that she was better than the hired man. She had a great love for horses and dogs and a very special way with them.

Nora attended public school in North Battleford, and later went on to attend George Brown College in Toronto for hairdressing. Nora was a nursing assistant in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, St. Thomas and London, Ontario. She was also a watchmaker in Toronto, and a hairdresser in Toronto and Dawson Creek. In later years, Nora was very active as a volunteer hairdresser at Rotary Manor and Pouce Coupe. Nora belonged to the Royal Purple and was their convener for a couple of years.

Nora was a people person and very special at meeting and getting to know people. It didn’t matter if they were bankers or bums, rich or poor, she could talk to them. Nora was blessed with more “best” friends than most people. In Toronto there is Betty, Mae, Robin, Lou and Ava. In Dawson Creek there is Lynda, Mary Mc, Lucy, Lorraine and Rita. I’m sure there are best friends in all the towns she lived in. Nora never had any children but because of her love of children she was “Auntie Nora” to even friend’s children.

Nora is predeceased by her parents Bill and Eva Uphill, her four brothers - Wilfred, Howard, Eddie and Freddie and four sisters – Eva, Wilma, Maxine and Joan. Nora is survived by her loving husband, John of 44 years, and her sisters Dorothy, Joyce, and Jean and their families. She will be fondly remembered by John’s brother Jim, sister Barb and their families.

At Nora’s request, no service will be held. Nora was cremated and her urn will be interred in her Dad’s grave in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Expressions of sympathy may be made by way of a donation to the ‘Dawson Creek and District Hospital Auxiliary’ 11100 – 13th Street Dawson Creek, British Columbia, V1G 3W8

Lana Caroline Zatelny
1965 - 2010

Lana Caroline Zatelny of Grande Prairie, passed away on January 12, 2010. Lana was born in the Dawson Creek Hospital on July 23, 1965 and lived for most of her life in the Peace River area. Lana was married a few years after her graduation from high school. She raised three children and worked as a welder, owning the business through her adult years until her death.

Lana is predeceased by her daughter Alysa, Grandparents Jones and Margaret Supernault and Grandfather Lactive Campbell. She leaves behind, one son, Logan, one daughter, Caitlin, her mother Betty Supernault, Her father Malcolm (Elaine) Supernault, her sister Tamera Supernault, her Grandmother, Caroline Campbell, many aunts, uncles, numerous cousins, extended family and Doug Zatelny, the father of her children.

A prayer service was held at the Pouce Coupe Legion, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia on January 17, 2010. A mass was also held on January 18, 2010 at the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Father Tom Magusin officiated. Internment followed in the Riverview Cemetery, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia.

God has her in his keeping; we have her in our hearts.

Yvonne Marie Melanie Barber
1919 – 2010

Yvonne was a life resident of Pouce Coupe. She was born Dec.12, 1919 into a family of great pioneers and homesteaders. The Tremblay family – the first white settlers of the Peace River Area. The first born of two, to Israel and Bertha Tremblay (De Wetter) .

She passed away June 19, 2010, peacefully with family at her side.

Yvonne started her early school years in Pouce Coupe and finished her later years in Grande Prairie at St. Joseph Academy. Yvonne’s studies were in preparation to become a nun. While at home during summer breaks and helping with the duties of farm life, Yvonne met a tall, handsome, GENTLEMAN, who would change the course of her plans.

Leonard Barber and Yvonne were married on November 25, 1940 and started their life together on Lens homestead at Riverside where they also attended to Spencer Tucks homestead. In the Spring of 1941 they moved to the homestead East of Pouce Coupe, which became known as the Barber place.

Raising three children, Russell, Rick, Glenna, and many foster children. The farm life was filled with canning fruits, berries, and meats, berry picking, making jams and jellies, gardening, cooking and baking on a wood stove, milking cows, tending to cattle, pigs, and chickens, washing clothes with a ringer and hanging clothes on the line. It took a lot of strength and hard physical work to get this all done - so a little song would help the task at hand a little more cheerful or quicker to get done. You could find Yvonne singing anywhere or anytime with a smile on her face.

Yvonne liked bird watching, reading, doing crosswords, knitting, playing cards, (her favourite was crib) working in the flower beds or going to a meeting with 4-H, or the Women’s Institute. After retiring from the farm in 1986 she joined the Pouce Coupe Hospital Auxiliary, the Altar Society, and Brownies. Later she moved into the Tremblay House, on March 1, 1997 and became an active member of the Tremblay House Society and the Senior Citizens and picked up playing Bingo.

In May of 2009, Yvonne’s health declined to the point where she could not live alone anymore and she moved in with Barbara Frost, a cousin, and a licensed care aide.

This light hearted person touched so many peoples lives, she was a real lady that was respected and thought of with great regard and kindness. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Beloved wife to the late Leonard Barber, loving mother to Russell (Dianna) the late Rick (Diane) and Glenna (Al Beamer) grandmother to Travis, Tanya, (Sheldon Marshall) Jeff, Greg, Mike, Bryce, Reece, and Jalene (Randy Groebmair) . Sister to the late Raoul (Betty) Tremblay and an honourable relation to many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service was held at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek, British Columbia, on June 24, 2010, with Peggy Bergeron officiating.

Yvonne was cremated and her urn was laid to rest in her husbands grave at Riverside Cemetery in Pouce Coupe.


Victor Henri Jeannotte
1923 - 2010

Victor Henri Jeannotte, (known as Paul) passed away very peacefully in Dawson Creek at the age of 86. He grew up in Cut Knife and Barthal, Saskatchewan and was a resident of Dawson Creek since 1942.

At the age of 19, Paul came west to the Peace River Country where he found work building the Fort St. John Airport and the Alaska Highway. That was the beginning of a life-long love of the Peace.

After retirement, and much encouragement to move to the warmer south, he was adamant that he would never leave his home in the Peace River Country.

In 1945 Paul and Harry bought a small farm a few miles north of Dawson Creek. Thus began a long-term farming enterprise they called Jeannotte Bros. Farms. He called his sweetheart, Doris to come to Dawson Creek and they were married and moved to the farm. In 1954 they bought the Peden farm, and moved the family and the now famous barn, to this new location. They expanded to farm 12 quarters of prime land, and in 1975 they sold the farm to Kenn Borek. (That transaction was known to be the single largest land sale in the area up to that time.)

Paul was unselfish, giving of his time and attending to the needs of many. He was always on hand to help others, with their projects, no matter how big or small.

He always took an interest in his children’s lives and businesses, helping out wherever and whenever he could. He was a small man with a big heart.

Paul loved sports, particularly hockey. He was a life-long Montreal Canadians fan and an avid supporter of the local Canucks. He took great pleasure in watching the 2010 Olympics and took joy in every Canadian medal, especially the gold! He liked his teams to win!

Paul loved music and dancing but what he enjoyed most was spending time with family and friends and he was a wonderful grandpa. He frequented the Co-Op Cafeteria for the camaraderie, often with a little joke or story to tell.

He loved his children's spouses as much as he loved his children. He also had a lifelong bond with his brother Harry. He enjoyed seeing each of his grandchildren launch successful careers and was proud of their accomplishments.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and attended church regularly. Paul was a huge supporter of the church throughout his life.

Although he retired from farming at the age of 52, he remained a farmer at heart, always concerned about anyone who farmed, calling up his brothers Rene and Bro to check the crop conditions in Bonanza and Fort St. John, and calling relatives as far away as Saskatchewan making sure that every kernel was harvested.

For the few days he was hospitalized he was a remarkable patient. He chose comfort measures only, maintaining quiet and steadfast courage to the end. He left us peacefully last Friday afternoon.

Paul is survived by his wife Doris, six children, eleven grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

He will certainly be missed by many.

He was a very BIG little man.

As a fellow farmer said to him recently, So long, oldtimer.

This eulogy was read by Paul’s nephew Vic Jeannotte of Fort St. John.

A prayer service was held on Tuesday June 29, 2010 and a Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday June 30, 2010 at 1pm at the Roman Catholic Church. Paul was laid to rest at the Briar Ridge Cemetery.

We gathered afterwards at the Senior Citizens Hall for a meal and music.

The family would like to thank all who gave care and support to our Father. We thank all who came to visit over the last while and those who attended his service.

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