At 87 he passed on to the Lord peacefully in Nanaimo General Hospital Monday morning February 7, 2005 of a heart attack. He was born in Darlingville, Alberta October 22, 1917. He was the 3rd oldest child of 13, married Norma Beatrice McKinlay in 1941, and was blessed with 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He moved his family to B.C. from Alberta in 1956 to work on construction in Kitimat, living in Terrace for 18 years. He then moved to the Okanagan and stayed for 27 years, finally retiring to Nanaimo in March 1999.
Cremation will be followed by a memorial service at First Memorial Services, 1720 Bowen Road at 1:30 p.m. Monday February 14, 2005. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arthur is survived by his wife Norma Beatrice, daughters Elsie Bellamy, Carol Tencza and son Larry, 4 sisters and 4 brothers.
He is predeceased by his daughter Elizabeth Paquette.