It comes with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father Richard Alfred (Fred) Furrer on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the age of 88 in Smithers Hopsital after a short battle from a fall he took at home. Dad was predeceased by the love of his life, Faye and also daughter Winnifred in 1963. Dad was also an Opa (grandfather), Oom (Uncle) to nieces and nephews in Holland, and a brother and brother-in law. He leaves behind to mourn his loss six children as well as grandchildren, friends and extended family in Holland. Pops was in W.W. II with the Dutch where he spent time as a POW of the Japanese. Two of his sons represented him at a WW II reunion for the Dutch in Vancouver a few years ago.
Our father was one who loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. His trips hunting with his sons and canoeing on the Morice River looking for the elusive salmon and steelhead were endless and he had priceless stories to tell. Dad could talk the talk and walk the walk when it came to these two things. Our Dad was meticulous in the things he did in life and was totally organized. Now he will join our Mom and sister with the Lord, fishing forever.
At this time we would like to acknowledge and thank Smithers nursing staff and doctors-not just now but over the years. Their compassion and care over the last week of Dad’s life was incredible. For that we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. All of us (Pops children, grandchildren, daughter-in-laws and extended family in Holland say goodbye to you Dad.)
Say Hi to Mom and Winnifred when you are there. You will be, like the rest of them, be in our hearts and minds each and every day.
(Love from all of us.)