It is with heavy hearts that we wish to announce the passing of our Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa.
He will be missed with tears and laughter for a very long time by all who knew him.
He leaves to mourn him, his wife, Joan and his children; Bev (Fred), Pat (Roy), Kevin (Lorie), John (France), Marina (Dave) and Todd (Kathy).
Art was predeceased by his son Frank and sister Luella Eckert and is survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren along with all his brothers and sisters in the Craft. He will also be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by hundreds of school children who rode his school bus. We will all be forever grateful for the good memories Art left with us.
As he wished, there will be no service to mourn his passing. He preferred to celebrate life while he was alive. He was a very humble man and did not want a fuss but the family is planning a Celebration of Life in his memory for a later date this Summer.
Flowers, as beautiful as they are, are gratefully declined. Art was a volunteer driver for the Freemason Cancer Car Programme and cared deeply for that cause. If you so wish to make a contribution to them or to the charity of your choice, we thank you.
Freemason Cancer Car Programme, P.O. Box 511, Qualicum Beach, B. C. V9K 1T1
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