November 5, 1928 – May 17, 2012
Rene had a short battle with cancer, and found peace from it surrounded by his family at home.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he met his wife Margaret, he moved his family to Ashcroft in 1969 where he started work at Bethlehem Copper Mine. Rene retired in 1992 to enjoy more fishing, camping, travelling, with family and friends and especially to garden. He and Marg spent many hours in the greenhouse preparing to plant the beautiful gardens of flowers and vegetables. Rene also continued to paint homes and businesses in Ashcroft after he retired. He loved jigsaw puzzles and would hang them when completed.
Rene will be remembered by his loving family as always having a warm smile and a friendly welcome, and the joy he had from spending time with all of us. He is survived by his wife Margaret of 56 years, son Barry (Sheila), granddaughters Leanne (Rodney), great granddaughter Addison Higdon, Samantha (Joseph), great grandson Jackson Hunter.
Daughter Darlene (Gordon) Daily, granddaughter Chelsey and great granddaughter Everleigh Prior, grandson Corey Daily.
Daughter June (Norton) Sarver, granddaughter Jocelyn, grandson Cole.
He welcomed Gordon’s daughter and son and grandchildren as family as well as Norton’s daughters.
Gordon’s daughter April (Richard), great grandchildren Mercedes, Savannah, Jagger Lamarche. Gordon’s son Scott, great grandchild Paige.
We welcomed Norton’s daughters Rennae and Ashley, great granddaughter Alexandra, great grandson Dimitri.