July 2, 1939 – February 2, 2020
It is with great sadness that the loving family of Edgar “Frenchie” Herie announces his passing on February 2, 2020. He will be greatly missed.
Ed was born and raised in St. Jean, Manitoba and he left for adventures in BC at the young age of 15. BC was his home and he made his living in its forest. He loved his job as a skidder operator and working outside. He tried other occupations during his lifetime, but he always went back to the bush. Ed made many life long friends in the industry.
There was nothing he loved more than his family and friends and spending time with them. Whether it was out driving or on ATV’s or just sitting around the kitchen table having a beer, he was always ready to “make a long story short”. Frenchie was always ready to lend a hand to who ever needed one and if there wasn’t some gadget available, he made one. His favourite past time was spending time out in his shop at Scotty Creek with his son and grandsons. Ed loved the summer time and in his later years he found a love for gardening. He took great pride in his crops and if it happened to be a bad year, well, “there is always next year”.
Ed leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Velva. Son Mark (Beth) grandsons Chase & Christopher (Dallas) and great grandson Carter. Daughter Cindy (Gary) and grandsons Derek & Connor. Sisters, Jeanine, Vivian and sister-in-law Ruth. Numerous nieces, nephews and honorary family members.
Ed is predeceased by his parents Omer and Marie Ange Herie. Sisters Louise & Mona and brother Dennis.
The family wishes to thank the Earth Angels, aka nursing staff, volunteers and Dr’s at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice for their loving care during Ed’s last days. In lieu of flowers, donations to the hospice in Ed’s name would be greatly appreciated by the family. As per Ed’s wishes, there will be no formal service. A gathering for close family and friends will be held at a later date.
Advice from a Tree
Stand Tall and Proud,
Go out on a limb,
Remember your roots,
Drink plenty of water,
Be content with your natural beauty,
Enjoy the view.