April 16, 1927 – November 14, 2021
It is with sad and heavy hearts that the family of Clarence Kolcun announces his passing on November 14, 2021 after prolonged health complications. He was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on April 16, 1927. He headed west for work and it was on a farm in southern Alberta where he met his future wife, Betty. They were married on October 30, 1948. They moved to Hope, BC in 1952 where they raised five children.
Dad was a member of the Hope Search and Rescue and the Hope Rod and Gun Club for decades. He was honoured by Hope SAR for being the oldest member both in age and length of service.
Dad was very proud of his plaques that he received as he was very dedicated to this cause. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying prospecting, hunting and hiking for most of his life. During his career, he was employed by several logging companies in the Hope area where his knowledge of drilling and blasting was huge.
Clarence is survived by his daughters Susan (Yuji), Candy (John), Doris (Kelly), Sherry (Jason) and his son Gordon (Rhonda). As well as by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. They are Paul (Camille) and Kinsley & Cameron; Kevin (Candace); Rob (Sherry) Adam (Andrea) Reilly and Hallie, Tara Lynn (Stephen); Nikki (Jodie) Shelby and Rylan; Becky (Melissa); Jeff (Laure) and James; Kristy; Amanda (Jon) and Carey (Sabrina); Marlaina (Carlos) Jakob and Jocelyn; Kaytlin (Logan) Finnick, Dashel and Delaney.
He is also survived by his sister, Nell as well as several nieces and nephews.
Clarence was predeceased by his wife, Betty and his brothers Peter, Bill, Alec, Stan and Ken.
Rest easy. You were a great husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother and uncle. We will all miss you very much.
A celebration of Clarence’s life will be held in Hope in the Spring.
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