passed away peacefully at home on October 1, 2011 with his loving wife Agnes and his family by his side.
He was the youngest and last survivor of 12 children born to Joseph and Angelina Nogue on April 12, 1923 in Milly, Saskatchewan. He left his farming childhood behind and joined the Royal Canadian Airforce as a wireless operator during the second world war.
He lived in Saskatchewan and Alberta before finally calling Vernon home in 1973. Gene worked as a salesman for Winman’s, Contract Supply, City Furniture and Sandy’s furniture where many friendships were made.
Gene’s happiest times were spent with his huge family and many friends and performing with his band “ Sentimental Journey”.
He will be fondly remembered for his smile on his face and feet tapping along as his fingers combed the ivory keys!
He is survived by his wife Agnes, his seven children, Joanne (Bob) Allen of Calgary, Terry Lundrie of Pitt Meadows, Jeannie (Randy) Clubb of Calgary, Helen (Kelly) Pord of Vernon, Denis (Eileen) Nogue of Lavington, Michelle (Glenn) Hampton of Vernon and Monique (Rod) Stamer of Vernon, his 19 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren, all of whom were able to visit with him a week prior to his passing as he celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary. He will also be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Dippenaar, along with all the other physicians and specialists who cared for him. To the staff in the ER, 2 West and 3 West at VJH, thank you for your special care and understanding. It was greatly appreciated!
As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Gene to the North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society (a cause near and dear to his heart) 9728 Springfield Rd., Lavington, B.C. V1B 3E5 or online at www.novgleaners.org
Prayers will be recited at Our Lady Of The Valley Catholic Church on Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 7:30P.M. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 8th, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at Our Lady Of The Valley Catholic Church with the Reverend Father Dale Normandeau celebrant. A reception will follow at the Coldstream Women’s Institute Hall, 9909 Kalamalka Lake Rd. Cremation.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5