CLARENCE WILBUR FOLLAND
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: June 20th, 2012
Dad passed away peacefully in the arms of his beloved daughter, Brenda Lee, on June 20, 2012, at 6:45 p.m., at the age of 85 years.
Predeceased by his wife, Irene, in November 2004.
Leaves to cherish his memory are son Daryl (Maryann) of Taber, Alberta, daughter Brenda Lee Combs, of Kamloops, grandchildren, Janet, Trevor, Stacie, Leah, Sheryl, Sandra, Wesley, and Jillene, 14 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins in BC and PEI, brother Doug (Lucille) of Vernon, sister Frances (Ray) Van Hoot of Williams Lake.
Dad worked extensively throughout BC as a crane / back hoe operator. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for 55 years. Willy was well known and respected for his quick wit, intelligence, mentor for many, his charming personality and great sense of humor. He was a perfectionist when at any job, never quitting until the job was done right. This is a trait he has passed on to his children. Dad loved the outdoors and spent many days fishing Adams Lake. BC Projects that Dad can be prided for, include the Nechako Dam, Rogers Pass Highway, Revelstoke Bridge, the Coquihalla Highway and many power line and pipeline projects. He was a well-respected Business Agent for the IUOE from 1965-1970 and was involved with the development of the first Trade Schools in BC.
A Celebration of Willy's life will be held in the multi purpose room at Kamloops Seniors Village,1220 Hugh Allen Drive, Kamloops, BC, on Saturday June 30th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Don Maione will officiate. Tea/luncheon to follow. Tributes to be shared by family and friends.
Cremation, as this was dad's request.
Happy fishing Poppy!
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenigs.com
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454.