Elmer Douglas GOODELL

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Elmer Goodell at the Pine Grove Care Center in Kamloops, BC, surrounded by his family on December 21, 2010.

Elmer is survived by his loving wife and friend of 70 years; Tina, his daughter Nancy Zwick, granddaughters; Laurie Zwick and Sharlene Zwick (Boris Lopez), his sisters; May Allen of Chilliwack, BC, and Jessie Short of Princeton, BC as well as many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Elmer had an exciting career in ranching and farming in the Westwold and Falkland areas, he had worked for Dairyland, the F.V.M.P.A and he also drove truck for Purity Feed. He was known to be a very determined and strong willed person. Going to work at the young age of thirteen, he later taught himself to read and enjoyed many books on science and National Geographic. Later in life he was able to travel extensively throughout Western Canada and Washington State with his wife Tina.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all the nurses and staff at the Pine Grove Care Center as well as at Royal Inland Hospital at 7 North and 5 North for the care and compassion given to Elmer.

A Graveside Urn interment will be held at Little Mountain. The service details will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations if you so wish, could be made to the royal Inland Hospital Foundation towards Cancer care at 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 5T1

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services. 250.554.2324