Erik Andreasen, June 8, 1943 – Dec 20, 2005, Born in Denmark, Moved to Canada 1957
Married Gloria 1969, Two sons, Glenn and Greg
Started Salmon Arm Truss Systems Ltd 1980 with 2 of his brothers.
David, our loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 14th, 2007. Born in Duncan, BC on April 19, 1956.
Lovingly remembered by his wife Liz, children; Braden, Melanie, Graham, Julianna, Geoffrey, and Amanda; parents Ken and Marie (2003); siblings Phyllis (Bob), Ann (John), Wayne (Deb), Barb (Tim), and Grant (Teresa); nieces and nephews; Kelsey, Matt, Pat, Nicki, David, Carlie, Taylor, Colin, Alexa, Kevin, Ben, Elise, Cody, Tory, Calina, Tara, and Britt; parents-in-law Bill and Myra Smith; brother-in-law Chris (Wanda); and sister-in-law Barb (Kim).
David’s greatest joy in life was his wife and family. Dave and Liz celebrated their anniversary every month for 20 years, whether it be with dinner, flowers or a card and just recently renewed their wedding vows. Watching his children perform at all their various activities was always a high priority for David. His easy going and thoughtful manner earned him respect from his friends and business associates. Happy memories will be long remembered of family vacations, celebrations and business achievements. A special thank you is offered to Dr. Deana Robertson and Father Frank for all their kind support at this time. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 2085 Maples Bay Road, Duncan, BC on Saturday, August 18th, 2007 at 1:00pm. Father Frank J. Franz Celebrant. Those wishing to make a memorial remembrance may do so in the form of a donation to a charity of ones’ choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.sandsfuneral.com
Charlie Chow (Yui Chung)
Charlie (Yui Chung) passed away peacefully on June 20th, 2008 at the McKenney Creek Hospice in Maple Ridge. He courageously fought a very unexpected and brief battle with liver cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Asiah, whom he met in New Zealand – they continued their adventures to Fiji, settling in Canada in 1976, and through travels around the world. He will be deeply cherished and fondly remembered by his loving children Lisa and her husband Brian, Anita and Daniel; also by his sister Rosey, brother Yushun and his wife Evelyn (nephews Eric and his wife Vanessa, and Brian), elder sister (and her family in Hong Kong), and extended family in Malaysia. He will be missed by good friends Michael and Val Chan, Dave and Myrna Wilson, and all those dear from around the world. Charlie was an established professional structural engineer in BC since 1978, and enjoyed working in the industry through his company MY2 Structural Designs, and when he owned Precision Truss for 10 years. He created many great personal and professional relationships over the years, and will be remembered fondly by all. He loved to play golf (especially with James and Ron), to journeys throughout the world (normally wherever his children were), and enjoying the simple things in life like his weekly walk (rain or shine) around Stanley Park. The family would like to sincerely thank everyone for all the love and support that has been extended over the past few weeks from all around the world. Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/25/2008 – 6/26/2008
May 12, 1925 – June 10, 2017
Ken was born in New Westminster in 1925 and grew up on the family farm in Cloverdale. He was the second youngest of 13 children. In 1943, at the age of 17 ½, he joined the RCAF as an officer and was stationed in England where he flew many missions during the war as a tail gunner. He returned to Cloverdale where he met and married Marie in 1949 and started a family in 1951.
The family moved to Port Alberni to work in construction and finally settled in the Cowichan Valley in 1956. Ken started Pacific Builders’ Supplies in 1959 in Cobble Hill, which grew to include Pacific Truss and Pacific Homes and is currently being run by the next generation.
Ken was a charter member of the Western Wood Truss Association, when it organized in 1971. Together, with 3 other manufacturers on the mainland, they started the association, with the goal to promote wood trusses in the construction industry. Ken often described his company as “the little truss plant on the Island”, when it was probably one of the largest producer at the time. Pacific Truss has continued their support of the WWTA through-out the years, and have always had a representative on the Board of Directors since WWTA’s inception.
In retirement Ken remained active by volunteering with Providence Farm, gardening, and travelling. He will be remembered for his long involvement in community service, charity and commitment to Queen of Angels School and Saint Edwards Church.
A comment from a long time supplier and friend, stated: “I’ve known Ken since 1970. He was an amazing human being, very fair, tolerant and understanding. He was a true “worker” in the best sense of the word, always helpful and enthusiastic. He possessed an immense curiosity that made every day into another adventure.”