Clarence Strauch

Gone on to greener pastures.

On October 13, 1929, in the small town of Shamrock Saskatchewan, Clarence was born to Solomon and Emily Strauch. His kind and gentle nature was noticeable at a very early age, a trait that remained for life. As a young man he resided in Vernon and Armstrong, where he met and married his wife of 57 years, Annette (Law). In 1957 on one of his many sawmilling ventures, he came upon the Chase Creek Valley. It was love at first sight! In 1959 he moved his family to a ¼ section of land with a small log home and no amenities. For 52 years he cleared and worked the land into one of the most beautiful farms in the Valley. Clarence loved to fabricate and he always had a project in the works. People came to ask for his advice as he could fix anything and most times if a part was needed, Clarence would go out to his collection to find it. Many hours were spent in his shop helping others, but he especially loved his office visits with his farmer friends, whom he spoke so highly of. Clarence never moved from the Chase Creek valley; he passed away on May 9, after spending mother’s day at the farm with his farmer friends and family. Few words were needed to describe this man with such a big heart, but as one farmer friend summed it up “a man of honor, integrity and always a gentleman”. The valley will never be the same without you dad! He is survived by his wife Annette, son Brian (Betty), daughters Beverley (Rick) Iglesias and Lorna (Jim) Douglas. Grandchildren: Jolene, Janelle, Derrick, Jamie and Kevin. Sisters: Doreen Girbav, Kamloops and Phyllis (Nick) Jost of Vernon. A celebration of Life will be held at the family farm on June 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm. For more information email: No service or flowers by request donations to: Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice, Kamloops.

Vernon Morning Star

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