MERCER, Arthur Foster

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather, Arthur Foster Mercer. He was born in 1920 and lived in the Rosedale and Chilliwack area his entire life. Foster worked briefly at Dairyland, but soon changed jobs to become a faller in the logging industry. He worked many years in this industry, but also pursued his other passion, that of raising Hereford cattle, both purebred and commercial.

Foster married Marie (nee Dunlop) in 1942 and they have remained married for 73 years. Together they raised three daughters, Linda (Elles) Peleskey, Fern Owen (Terry), and Barb Mercer Ramey and husband Ray. Foster will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, James (Marissa) Peleskey, Amy (Pat) Merz, Hunter Ramey and Drew Ramey and great grandchildren, Danielle (Cory), and Justin and Tyler Merz. Foster is also survived by his brother, George Mercer.

The family will forever miss Foster’s feisty attitude and his discussions about various topics and will always remember many the interesting farming events and experiences he had while growing up. Special thanks are expressed to Doctor Henry, the caregivers and the staff at Valley Haven Guest Home for all the care provided to Foster and the family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Henderson’s Funeral Homes 604-792-1344

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