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Clayton Benjamin Mitchell | May 04, 1943 - March 11, 2020

Clayton “Ben” Mitchell Passed away peacefully in his home, March 11, 2020 at the age of 76. Preceded in death by his parents Dorita Dishan, Dennis Dishan (step-father), Ben Mitchell Sr. and Mabel Mitchell (step-mother). Survived by his wife Sheila of 57 years, sons Steven (Myrna) Mitchell, Ken (Elsa) Mitchell, Lance (Stacey) Mitchell and daughter Wendy Mitchell, 8 grand children, 12 great-grand children and brothers Rick Dishan and Brad Dishan. For many years he was an avid hunter, enjoyed family camping and fishing trips. In his retirement he took up golf, pool and cribbage participating in tournaments. He enjoyed every minute spent with his grandchildren.
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Kenneth Thompson | December 22, 1940 - February 10, 2020

Long time Golden resident and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle Kenneth (Ken) Thompson passed away peacefully at the Golden Hospital on February 10, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Golden. A private family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to remember Ken may make a donation, in his memory to The East Kootney Foundation For Health, option Golden and District Hospital at https://www.ekfh.ca/ Ken was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, seventh of nine children born to parents Harry and Hilda (Morton) Thompson. Ken grew up on the family farm in St. Stephen where he developed a strong work ethic along with his above-honest disposition; traits which remained with Ken throughout his life. Ken left school and moved out west to join his brother Jack, Fred and Harry in Banff. He worked at the Banff Springs Golf course for a time and then moved to Parson where he worked at the Crestbrook Mill. Some of his lifelong friendships were forged during this time and were still strong until the time of his death. Also, during this time, he met his wife Maureen. Ken and Maureen moved to Prince George and were married in 1963. They returned to Parson and had two children; Catherine and Kenneth Jr. In 1973 they moved to Donald and when the mill closed they built a house and moved to Golden. Ken took his Saw Filer Apprenticeship at BCIT and worked at the trade for many years in the lumber industry. Ken liked telling stories about the interesting characters he had encounters with over the years and his favorite hobby was cutting wood. Ken was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need and supported several charities. Ken Thompson was very special to all who knew him and will be greatly missed. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the very dedicated and caring staff and the Golden Hospital; especially, Linda, Kristen and Tracy.
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R. Wayne Manzer | November 27, 1947 - January 20, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Raymond (Wayne) Manzer in Golden on January 20, 2020. Wayne was born on Vancouver Island and grew up in the cities of Vancouver and Winnipeg. His travels as a young man took him to Montreal, to Northern Manitoba where he worked in a mining camp, and then in a variety of jobs until he landed up in Golden to work on the Sue Fire of 1971. Wayne’s love of the mountains and the outdoor life was perfectly matched to the Columbia Valley. He lived and worked in Golden for nearly 50 years. His careers included tree planting, creating and managing his company “Rainbow Painting”, and working as an assistant teacher in both Project Adamant and the Alternate School where he developed a life skills program for the students and introduced them to outdoor adventures in canoeing, camping and hiking. He began working for CMH in the new Bobbie Burns Lodge in the winter of 1981/82 as the maintenance man and the following year pursued a career in massage therapy. He was instrumental in establishing and managing a massage program throughout CMH for the next ten years. During this time he also worked as a summer heli-hiking guide which he claimed was one of the most rewarding jobs he ever had. Wayne established his massage practice in Golden in 1991 and spent another 20 years constantly learning, healing and sharing his knowledge with clients and health care professionals. Wayne loved music and dancing; he also took lessons in singing and performed several times in public. He appreciated and supported the arts program and attended endless dances, performances and movies. His involvement in the community as a volunteer, board member or supporter was extensive. The Food bank, the Family Centre, Kicking Horse Culture, Wildsight, the Seva Foundation, and of course, the Nordic Centre were among Wayne’s favorite causes. From the time that the Nordic Centre was only a barricade and an outhouse on the road, Wayne supported the vision of a world class lodge with all the amenities offering incredible skate and classic cross-country ski trails. He helped develop that vision and went on to establish a rental and lesson program, as well as to help in planning and creating a snowshoe trail at Dawn Mountain. He was so happy to share his passion for skiing with anyone who showed up. A decade ago, on a whim he travelled to Prince Edward Island and was captivated by the beauty of the people and the solitude of the ocean and the red sand beaches. He spent many happy days there in a little cottage where he and Grace would hide out for long summer days. Even though he was from “away”, he made many close friends and was accepted as a member into the community. Wayne’s cancer diagnosis changed his direction, but not his determination. He never missed an opportunity to meet new people, try the latest and greatest of anything, and share stories of his lifetime of adventures. Wayne leaves a legacy of learning, of giving, and inspiring others to be a better version of themselves. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed by his friends and extended family, especially the children now grown; Jessica (Steven), Jeffrey (Nora) and Taylor (Samantha), but most of all by his loving partner and cherished companion, Grace. Wayne’s wish was to be cremated and spread at many of his Sacred Places so you will probably meet him on your journeys one day. A Memorial Service for Wayne will be held on Saturday February 29th at 2pm in the Baptist Church in Golden. A reception will follow.
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Nancy Mae Margaret Plourd | April 03, 1945 - January 27, 2020

Nancy Mae Margret Plourd (nee Craggs) passed away on January 27th, 2020. Surrounded by loved ones. Nancy is survived by her children Todd Plourd and Troy Plourd (wife Terri) of Oshawa Ontario, Daughter April Leight Shular (husband Dale) Of Malakwa BC and youngest daughter Kirby Lynne Lemieux (husband Sean) Of Golden, BC. Children of Troy & Terri Plourd, oldest daughter Christina Plourd, son Cody and youngest Daughter Charlene Jean (CJ), also of Oshawa Ontario. Children of April & Dale Shular, their oldest Son Zack, Casey James and daughters Emmaleigh and Jakobi Lynne. As well as many friends she has come to know over the years. Nancy loved quilting, knitting and crocheting as well as the love of folk and Celtic music to name a few. Nancy's funeral will be held at St Andrews Untied Church and Center for Peace, on Saturday February 8th at 3:00 pm, where she was a long standing member for many years.
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Denise Geraldine Hiron | August 03, 1937 - January 27, 2020

Hiron, Denise Geraldine passed away at the Golden and District Hospital on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the age of 82 years. Denise was born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan on August 3, 1937. She moved to Harrogate in 1963. She worked for home support in Invermere. Mom loved to read, bake and knit. Nobody ever left her house hungry. Denise will be lovingly remembered by her children, Judy Hiron of Cranbrook, Pam (Mike) Lim of Duncan, Shelley (Frank) Jogiste of Golden and Stacy (Warren) Chambers of Golden. Eight grandchildren, Charles (Dawn), Rick (Rebekka), Sara (Andrew), Laura (Scott), Erin, Adam, Ryan (Natalie) and Luke (Alex), eleven great-grandchildren, Blake, Edward, Noah, Elise, Julia, Ethan, Madison, Michael, McKenzie, Jake and Connor, one sister Louise (Evan), sister-in-law Sharon, brother-in-law Mike and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no formal funeral service.
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Maria Lang | July 05, 1928 - January 23, 2020

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Mike Foraie | June 10, 1932 - January 19, 2020

Mike Foraie passed away peacefully on January 19th, 2020 in Golden, British Columbia. Mike was born on June 10th, 1932 in Punnichy, Saskatchewan to Frank and Barbara Foraie. He was one of six, growing up with his siblings Frank, George, Mary, Elizabeth and Alex. Mike married his sweetheart, Vonda on December 31, 1954 in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. He worked in construction and followed the work from Saskatchewan to Alberta, then on to British Columbia. Along the way he was a part of building the Trans Canada Highway, which he was always so proud of and loved to share his stories to his children. During that time, Mike and Vonda moved along with the highway construction, always in search of work. They lived in Golden, Donald, Creston throughout the years, and finally settled in the Blaeberry in the spring of 1966. Mike and Vonda were blessed with their nine children, Joe, Sanno, Michael, Tanya, Vonda, Julie, Ann Marie, Danny and Jennifer. Besides working on The Farm, Mike worked for local logging companies, including working for his son, Joe. He was well known for much of the backroad building surrounding Golden. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his children, Tanya (Blair), Vonda, Julie (Kris), Ann (Kevin), Dan and Jennifer, his grandchildren, Samantha (Siya, Daygen Alexandria), Bobbie-Jo (Aiden, Kole, Landyn, Jade), Brandy (Lincoln, Tristan), Michael (Emma, Ava, Joseph), Tessa (Hunter, Prezlie, Beuxy), Sarah (Savannah), Tarin (Mataeo, Liam), Cody, Reyd and Emilio; his sisters Mary Skawski and Elizabeth Brisebois; his brother Alex Foraie, his many neices, nephews and extended family as well as his friends. Predeceased by his wife Vonda, their sons Micheal, Sanno (Jackie), Joe (Sue), his grandson Jeffrey and his older brothers Frank and George. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at St Paul’s Anglican Church at 11:00 a.m., followed by a graveside service at the Golden Cemetery, then a tea at Golden Seniors Centre. The family would like to thank everyone who was a part of Mike’s life and invite you to join them on Saturday.
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David Rowe | July 18, 1988 - January 17, 2020

On Friday, January 17, 2020, David Aaron Rowe, passed away at the age of 31. David was born July 18, 1988, in Brisbane, Australia to Lisa Ann (Vitnell) Rowe. David served in the 1st Regiment of the Royal Australian Artillery from 2006-2012. During his military career, he deployed to Afghanistan as a Gunner on the Reconstruction Task Force. He rose to the rank of Lance Bombardier, being awarded the Australian Active Service Medal, Australian Defense Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal & NATO Service Medal. As well as the Army Combat Badge. David was an exceptionally proficient soldier, respected and valued by his unit. David also pursued many trades following his military career. David came to Canada in 2016 and settled into a life he loved living in Golden, BC. David married his wife, Jessica Stewart, on October 7, 2018, at Emerald Lake, one of the first spots they went to on a date - fittingly outdoors and amongst the beauty of the mountains. David was an outdoorsman. He loved the wilderness, the mountains, and everything those two involved. David had an infectious smile, and cheeky laugh when he would tell his unbelievably corny jokes. David loved snowboarding - you could always find him doing a jib lap. David is preceded in death by his father, David Rowe, and his brother, Jai Lazzaro. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Stewart; loving dog, River; mother, Lisa Rowe; brother, Cain Lazzaro; grandparents; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws. He is also survived by his incredible community of friends that span continents. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 24th at the Confluence of the River in Golden, BC, at 2 pm. All are welcome to attend. Thinking of you always and missing you forever. We love you.
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Duane Weber | April 11, 1940 - January 01, 2020

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Shannon Martin | April 22, 1964 - December 19, 2019

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Shannon Dawn Martin passed away at the age of 55 years. She was born April 22, 1964 in Galahad, Alberta. She passed away with family at her side on December 19, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 27 yrs. Rick Martin. She was predeceased by her sister Patricia and her father Harold Lien. Shannon enjoyed working in her office and dealing with her clients. She also enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and reading a good book. She leaves to mourn her husband Rick, Mother Marylyne, brother John (Cindy) of Stoney Plain, Alberta. Her brother Joe (Penny) of Edmonton, Alberta as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on January 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Seniors Center in Golden, B.C.
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