Eugene passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 with Chau at his side. He was predeceased by his parents Carl and Elinor Lund, sister Eunice Lennie and nephew Robert Lennie.
Survived by his loving family – brother Darcy (Suzette) Lund, sister Sandra (Arie) Birston, nephew Richard (Shari) Lennie, niece Melanie Ness, niece Valerie (Mark) Strickland-Lennie, niece Savannah Lund and nephew Levi Lund great nephews and nieces Aiden, Aryna, Tanner, Trey, Michael, Elizabeth, Brae and loving friends that were his family – Chau, Khon and Jonathan Ly as well as many other family members and friends.
Eugene was born in Burns Lake BC and lived most of his life in Houston BC. One of the things he loved the most was the time he spent with his closest friends, his family Khon, Chau and Jonathan. He loved being their personal chauffeur and could always be found at Lee’s Garden hanging out, drinking coffee and being very well fed on a daily basis.
Eugene left school in Grade 10; however, he continued to learn on his own. He was a very intelligent man who taught himself how to fix anything and everything. Mechanics came naturally to him. He loved old cars, motorbikes, snowmobiling and go carts and enjoyed maintaining and fixing them as required. He had a knack for figuring things out; whether it be engines, motors, appliances, the intricate tying of flies for fly fishing or rebuilding computers it was never a problem for him, he was always up to challenge.
Eugene loved music; his favourite song was “Born to be Wild.” Being adventuresome, Eugene loved traveling, it didn’t matter if it was back packing around Europe and Brazil or riding his motorcycle through the United States and Canada he loved doing it all. He spent a lot of time sledding on the Telkwa Range, drag racing, tenting, and later on camping in the motor home at Morice Lake, just a few of his many passions. He even won the title of “King of the Hill.”
Eugene was respected in the community and the trucking industry. Prior to retirement, he drove many years for others and later bought his own truck and became an owner/operator.
Eugene was a very kind and gentle man with a big heart, a loyal friend with a willingness to help when asked, a soft spot for stray cats and a wonderful sense of humor, he will be missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements were entrusted to Mackays Funeral Service. A Memorial Tea was held at Lee’s Garden Sunday, January 4th.