PEARCE; Garnet Michael

On Saturday March 14th, 2015 at the age of 74, Garnet Michael Pearce passed peacefully into the arms of his Heavenly Father. Garnet is missed by his devoted wife Etta (Abbotsford, BC), and loving children: Michael Pearce (ON), Ron (Jennifer) Pearce (BC), and Bethany (Don) Oates and grandchildren Cassy and Trever Oates (NB), step-children Karri Geist (BC), Jonathon and wife Alycia (BC), Benjamin, Christopher, and Jeremy (all of Ohio), as well as many step-grandchildren whom he loved. He was predeceased by his father, C.S.M William Pearce who gave his life in service to our country (Hong Kong 1942), his mother Mary (Hall) Pearce, his brother Richard, and eldest brother Leslie who served as a paratrooper in Korea with the Princess Patricia’s CLI. He is survived by his cherished sister Claudette Hope (BC) and many nieces and nephews in Ontario and BC whom he treasured. He was born in Toronto (1940) and attended Perth Avenue, and Jesse Ketchum schools. In 1973 he moved to British Columbia where he worked as a land surveyor on the Castlegar and Revelstoke Dams and many other projects. He was a Toronto Blue Jays, and NFL football fan, and an avid golfer who loved travelling to play his favorite courses. In his later years, Garnet devoted much time to the study of scripture and developing a personal relationship with his Lord Jesus Christ. His cheerful sense of humor, lively storytelling and ornery character will be greatly missed.

Garnet will be laid to rest in Salmo, BC with his late wife Velda (Yarndley) Pearce. His life will be celebrated privately by the family and no public funeral service will be held.

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