July 10, 1938 —
February 24, 2006
Dennis Denton Gouldhawke passed away peacefully at Forest View Place, Clearwater BC, with Betty, his loving wife of 45 years, by his side. He is also survived by children Cheryl, Karyn and Duane (Tracy). He also leaves to cherish his memory grandchildren Kyle, Tylor, Andreya, Tristin and Dylan, sisters Pearl, Marj (Bob) and Rhonda (Art), brothers Halford, James, Gordon, Ronald and Randy, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Following cremation, a Memorial Service was held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Clearwater on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Lloyd Strickland officiating. Interment followed at Clearwater Riverview Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, 73 Taren Drive, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, ph. 674-3030.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back
and left it all.
I could not stay
To laugh, to love, to walk or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left
Then fill it with
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.
– Loved and missed by Family and Friends