Garfield Herbert Ramsay “Bert” McDiarmid passed away at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater BC on March 22, 2006 at 79 years of age. Bert is survived by his sisters Gloria Petre of Clearwater and Vivianne (Ray) Brandt of Kelowna BC, niece Kimberly (Jon) and nephew Shane (Katrina) of Clearwater, plus numerous nieces and nephews from out of town, as well as his friend Tom Noble of Clearwater. He was predeceased by his parents, Mac and Cecile McDiarmid, brother-in-law Bill Petre and nephew Greg Campbell.
Although he suffered a severe disability since birth, Bert was able to live independently and take care of himself most of his life. Bert was a great animal lover, who also loved snowmobiling and riding the scooter that he received from Branch 259 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Private family arrangements have been made and are entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, 73 Taren Drive, Box 2404 RR2, Clearwater, BC, V0E 1N0, ph. 250-674-3030.