LABAR, Clarence Elmer. Passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Fraser Hope Lodge.
He was born on July 27, 1926 in Lucky Lake, Sask., the youngest of three sons. As a young man he attended the Saskatoon Technical School and obtained his qualifications as a carpenter. He married Diana Rose Buckle in Dec. of 1951 and they moved to BC and started their family. On his arrival in Hope he worked for Canyon Towing. They moved to Port Coquitlam for 3 years and then moved back to Hope to work for Canyon Log Drive which was later purchased by Riv-Tow where he continued to work for 3 years. Then he started Dogwood Enterprises and worked for many years as a self-employed carpenter. Those who knew him appreciated his integrity, his quiet strength and his unique sense of humour. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather and a loyal friend to many people. He was predeceased by his parents, Enos and Ester LaBar, and both brothers, Roy and Verne LaBar. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 60 years Rose, his three children; David (Elaine) of Kamloops, Marina of Prince George, and Glen (Rosalinda) of Rocky Mnt. House AB., three grandchildren; Jennifer LaBar-Howatt (Neil) of Kamloops, Jonathan LaBar of Kamloops, and Jessica LaBar of Edmonton, AB., and two great-granddaughters; Hayley and Megan Howatt of Kamloops. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Isobel and George Karst of Hope and numerous nieces and nephews. At Clarence’s request there will not be a funeral. A family graveside service was held on Friday, March 30, 2012. The family would like to thank Dr. Greggain, Dr. Adams and the staff at Fraser Hope Lodge for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.