It is with great love and sadness that we announce the passing of Clare Wheeler. Clare passed away on Sunday, September 20th, 2009 at the Chilliwack Hospital in his 94th year.
Clare is survived by his 3 children, Bob (Sheila), Joyce (Ted) and Don (Kim), grandchildren Jason (Sherri), Kim (Clayton), Amber (Derek), Ryan (Sarah), and Madison, great-grandchildren Rumer, Soren, Sanoah, Raegan, and Kaidence.
Clare was predeceased by his parents Bertha and Grant, by his wife Martha, his brother Lloyd and sister Verna.
Clare was born on August 23rd 1915 in Brandon, Manitoba. In 1945 he moved to the Sardis area with his wife and parents. He worked for York Farms for 33 years, was a volunteer fireman with the Municipal Fire hall for 19 years, was also a member of the Chilliwack Camera Club, the Sardis Boy Scouts, and was an avid square-dancer with the Chilliwack Rhythm Reelers.
At the request of Clare there will be no funeral service.
The family would like to extend special thanks to all the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Chilliwack General Hospital Emergency Department. A very special thank you to the wonderful staff at the Lynnwood Residence where he had resided for the last 7 years.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Society or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com