Vic passed away peacefully after a very short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Doris, daughters Lisa (Earle) and Memory: sons Willie (Tanya) and Christopher (Andrea): stepdaughters Diana, Jayne, Rita, Sandra and Barbara: stepsons Royce, Larry and Norman: 10 grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. Also mourning his passing are his sister Cecile (Rejean) and brothers Leonard (Flora), Louis (Sandra) and Phil (Cathy), many nieces and nephews, extended family members and numerous friends.
Vic was predeceased by his parents Pete and Irene, brothers Albert and Leo, wife Janet, daughter Vicki, grandson Justus and step daughter Sandra.
It didn’t seem to matter where Vic lived, he was very community minded. During the 18 years he spent on Haida Gwaii, he volunteered with the fire department, including the position of Fire Chief; was a councillor for the village of Masset, was a charter member of the Masset Haida Lions Club and on the “fun side” a member of the Dune Buggy Club. Vic arrived in Chase in 2000 and continued his community involvement. He joined the Chase Lions Club and over the years served on several committees including membership chair, concession chair and President 2003-2005 and 2009-2010. He was involved in the initial organizing of Chase Citizens on Patrol and served on the COP executive for several years. He was a member of the Chase and District Museum and Archives for many years and served in the position of President from 2010-2014. He was President of Sun Valley Housing Society for 3 years. He was also a trustee for the Chase Evangelical Free Church for 3 years. He will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank Dr. Barnard for his support, care and understanding and the staff at Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for the compassionate care Vic received during his time there.
A celebration of Vic’s life was held on Sat. November 22 at 1 p.m. at the Chase Community Hall with Pastor Glen Follweiter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Vic’s memory to the Kamloops Hospice Society, 72 Whiteshield Crescent S., Kamloops, V2E 2S9.