In loving memory of Herman Johan Grier
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our loving husband, father and grandfather, on April 9, 2005, at the age of 78. He leaves behind his loving family: wife of 42 years, Sandra; daughter Marlene (Tom) of Kamloops and son, Wes (Julie) of Prince George, and the pride of his life, his four beautiful granddaughters, Amanda, Kaylie, Louie and Jessie. He is also survived by his sister Isabel (Glenn) of Maple Ridge, B.C.; brothers Bernard of Balmertown, Ont., Howard (Vi) of Tumbler Ridge, B.C. and Wes (Faye) of Melfort, Sask. Herman was born in Hanley, Sask. on Feb. 4, 1927. Welcoming him with open arms are his parents Ben and Sarah, and sisters Evelyn and Alice.
He joined the Canadian Army in 1950 and fought with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry in active duty from 1951 to 1953 in the Korean War. He worked in the lumber/logging industry in Likely, Tatlayoko Lake and 100 Mile House before moving his family to Vavenby in 1968 and then on to Clearwater in 1969, working again for various logging companies in the area — and then with Weyerhaeuser Canada for 14 years before retiring in 1987. Herman was an avid hunter and liked camping, fishing and any outdoor activities.
“It has been a very long goodbye, dad, but you are finally free from the weary and frustrating world of vanishing memories. We hold onto them for you, they are not gone forever, we will always cherish them and they will live on in us and our children.”
A Celebration of Herman’s Life was held on Friday, April 15, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Clearwater New Life Assembly Pentecostal Church, 308 W. Old North Thompson Highway.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Forest View Place Extended Care, 640 Park Drive, RR#1, Clearwater, B.C. V0E 1N0 in memory of Herman would be appreciated.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, telephone (250-374-1454)