Ken FETTERLY

KEN L. FETTERLY OBITUARY

It is with heavy hearts we announce thepassing of Ken Fetterly born September 11, 1922 to pioneer family Corliss and Marjorie (nee Chadsey) Fetterly passed away May 9, 2015 at 92 years young. Ken lived all his life on De-Prest Road. He married Arlene Grigg 1945, worked at the FVMPA powder room in Sardis for 22 years eventually building a farm on Prest Road where he farmed to retirement. He loved the outdoors. In his younger days he spent many happy hours hunting pheasant, grouse, and ducks on the floor of the Fraser Valley with his double barrel shot gun and amazing little spaniel “Freckles”. In later years he loved working in his shop building many projects. Some of which were wooden working latheing bowls, building a woodsplitter (which he split mountains of wood with which to heat his home), and a sawmill all from scratch. Even in his last few days what he really missed was getting out to his shop to play with his toys. He loved life. He and Mom loved spending many hours travelling in their truck and Mountaineer camper to all parts of this beautiful province and beyond, driving the Alaska Highway. After Mom passed on he drove the 17 Mile Hill down into Bella Coola to visit grandson Wes where they went out on Wes’s trawler fishing lobster and he drove out 4 years ago to granddaughter Amy’s wedding in Canmore, Alta. Every year they spent a family fishing trip in the Chilcotin. They also had the benefit of many trips farther afield thanks to passes they received world wide from their son Monty. They saw polar bears in Churchill Manitoba, crocodiles with granddaughter Kate in outback Australia, New Zealand, Tazmania, Hawaii (many times), UK, Ireland, and Belgium where they visited the battlefields where his father Corliss, fought in trenches in WW1. His favorite place was Iceland where he and Mom soaked in natural hot pools and drove around in a Suzuki Swift “Tomato can he called it“. It was red. Ken loved children, teased them and fed them Haagen Dazs. Ken is survived by daughter Wendy and son Monty (Karen), 9 grandchildren, Paula, Wesley (Jenn), Katharine (Nicole), Edward (Teri-Lynn), Amelia (Tyler), Adele (Chris), Megan (Chris) Haydan, (Amanda) Dinel (Greg) and 7 great grandchildren, sister Gwen, sister and brother-in law Bernice and Morley. He goes on to the next part of his journey joining his beloved wife Arlene (1998) his precious daughter Verna (1984), sister Ellen (2009) and parents. During his last days he said, ”Not many make it to 92 years old and I have seen a lot of amazing things in those years“. Dad today we know you are “ok” wink and cheerio sign with your thumb and forefinger “ok wonderful 100 percent” may you “Rest in Peace” you have earned it! Thank you to his community of many friends and family who were instrumental in keeping him in the home he loved to his last days. Donations may be made in his name to Chilliwack Hospice or BC Sick Children’s Hospital. Celebrate with us his long and full life at 1 pm June 5th at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, Burial of Cremains at Chilliwack Cementaries to follow. Tea at the Farm 4:00 PM at 8935 Prest Rd, Chilliwack, BC.