Arne passed away peacefully in hospital in White Rock, BC on February 23rd into the waiting arms of his Lord and Savior.
He was predeceased by his parents William and Beatrice, his brothers George and Bill and his sister Shirley. He will be sadly missed by Phyllis, his wife of nearly 67 yrs, his brother Cliff (Trudy), his children Byron (Linda), Sharalyn (Don), Glenda (Brent) and Rob (Debbie), his 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and his many nieces, nephews, friends and inlaws.
Arne was born in Saskatoon, SK. Following WWII, he relocated to Terrace, BC where he met and married Phyllis Little. They raised their family there before moving to White Rock, BC.
Arne was a lovingly devoted husband and an instant friend to almost everyone he met. As a true man of God, he shared his humble but passionate faith throughout the course of his life.
Arne was a decorated veteran of WWII, a businessman known for his honesty and integrity, a church leader who was a peacemaker, a giving neighbor, a wise father and a grandpa who dearly loved to laugh and sing silly “diddies.”
A Celebration of life was held on Tuesday, March 3 in Surrey, BC. An interment service in Terrace, BC will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Gideons International in Canada.