Simon John (Si) POTH

Simon John (Si) Poth passed away peacefully August 18, 2003 at the age of 88 years. Si was born in Carmel, Sask. on March 8, 1915.

He was the seventh of eight siblings born to Simon Poth and Theresa (nee Boehm). Originally from Austria/Hungary, he grew up on the family farm in Humboldt. He was proud of all his family and continued to enjoy visits with many nieces and nephews in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. In 1942 he was with the first troop of RCE posted to Camp Chilliwack. He was subsequently posted frequently throughout the “east and the west”, including Chatham, Ont. (1945) where he fell in love with Ruth; Germany (1951) when he was involved with NATO and postwar reconstruction; Alert, NWT (1961) and Gagetown, N.B. from where he retired as CWO in 1971. He was a model of tolerance, integrity and sportsmanship. Always a gentleman, he would provide valuable, honest advice when asked. He abhored waste and inefficiency and was a longstanding member of Technocracy. He will be missed by his “Tuesday coffee buddies”; friends at The Chilliwack Curling Club and as the unofficial historian/photographer at Kinkora Golf Course.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 10 a.m. Fr. Gary Gordon officiating.

Casket Bearers Ralph DeCoste, Jim Allen, Mike Boughner, Mike Goodey, Phil Hebert and Marvin Johnston.

He is survived by his loving family; son Tom and his wife Corinne; daughter Janet and her husband Jeff Diekmeier, and grandchildren Debbie, Luke and Nick.

He was predeceased by his wife Ruth in 1996.

The family would like to extend our thanks to Drs. Peterson, and Hamilton; the staff of MSSU 4th Floor; Valley Haven and Birchwood for their support and loving care to our father.