Sept. 23, 1929 – Dec. 9, 2011
With deepest sadness the Family of Eugene Claude Turenne announces his sudden passing on December 9, 2011.
Eugene is predeceased by his parents Camile and Marie Anne Turenne, his brothers Del, Leon and Paul, and Sisters Suzanne and Gilberte
He leaves to mourn – his wife, 5 children and 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and many relatives and friends,
Eugene was born on a homestead in Paradise Hill Saskatchewan.
He married his wife of 55 years, Germaine, and had five children, Donald (Donna), David (Sandy), Susan (Oneil), Andrew, Denis (Vanessa).
Eugene moved his Family to Port Mellon in 1964, from northern Alberta, taking on a position as a journeyman carpenter at the pulp mill.
In 1974, Eugene started his own concrete construction company on the sunshine coast, he was a master cement finisher teaching his sons the trade of cement finishing, he semi retired in 1993, and moved to Chilliwack from Gibson’s.
Eugene was always a source of strength and comfort to his family, he was a very generous man, he was a caring and loving husband and father, Eugene had a great sense of humour, and could always find the good in people.
Eugene was a strong Christian, and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic community,
He will be sorely missed from all that knew him.
The family would like to thank the hospital ER staff and Dr. Scott Bakker for the wonderful care, and helping to fulfill dad’s wish of dying with dignity.
A funeral mass will be held for Eugene on December 14, 2011, viewing at 12 pm, mass at 1 PM, at St. Mary’s church on Mary Street, Chilliwack, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, if would like to send a donation to the Parkinson’s society of British Columbia in Eugene’s name, that would be appreciated.