Francis Vetter passed away on May 8, 2005 in Chilliwack at the age of 72 years. He was born on February 23, 1933 in La Minerve, Quebec and moved to Sardis, B.C. in 1976.
He is survived by his wife Ruth and daughter Karen, brothers John, Fred, Danny and Stanley and his sisters Jennie, Joan, Rosy, Hazel, Kathleen and Linda. Francis was predeceased by his brother Ted, sister Mary and his parents Franz and Jean Vetter
Francis worked in the Valley in a variety of capacities that included landscaping for the Abbotsford School District, part-time yard work for Chilliwack residents, and as a Sears employee where he was manager of the gas island, and worked in the automotive, shipping, and receiving departments. Francis loved the outdoors and could often be found puttering in his garden or out for walks with his wife and dog at Cultus or Chilliwack Lake, and the river. He loved to fish, golf, build odds and ends, collect stamps, watch hockey and old westerns, and travel across the country in the camper van. Francis took pride in creating a loving home for his family and he will be missed deeply.
A Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Lenz officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society or to the Heart and Lung Association.