McArthur, Edward Joseph (Ted). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ted McArthur, on October 23, 2012 after a brief illness. He was 84 years old. His family was by his side throughout the week. His greatest sorrow was the passing of his wife of 61 years, Susan Jane McArthur, last December. Ted enjoyed curling and golfing, in Vernon for the past 25 years and in the many other communities where he worked for the Ministry of Forests. He was proud of his forestry career, starting at Lemon Look Out in the Nelson region (1950) to Operations Manager at Golden (1986). He was very proud of the time spent working with his son, grandson, and daughter in the contract forestry sector during his retirement. He volunteered as draw-master for the Vernon Curling Club for numerous years and always looked forward to curling season. “Dad” was a family man always willing to give his family a hand at home and yard projects.
He is survived by his sons: Stuart (Lorraine) and Robin (Lori), daughters: Diane (Ben) Bekker, Kim Haslebacher and Ruth McArthur, grandchildren: Christopher (Erin) McArthur, Bradlee McArthur, Melissa McArthur, Stephanie McArthur, Stephen McArthur, Sheena McArthur, Daniel Petty (Carrie), Erica Petty (Adam), Jaye (Jeff) Quesnel, Robyn (Ryan) Weisbrot, and Deanna Bekker (Antoine), great grandchildren: Kirsten, Jordan, Trinity, Sierra, Gabby, Zander, Danaicia, William and Dawson, nephew: Dale (Sandra), sister: Wenonah Frisby, sister-in-law: Marge Dyck, Dolly Pressaco and brother-in-law: Jim (Marie) Anderson. Ted was predeceased by his wife Susan, his oldest son Dalton, his brothers Pat, Ben and Jon, and his sister Betty. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Philp, Dr. Naude and all the staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their compassionate care. A memorial service was held on Sunday, October 28 at Trinity United Church in Vernon. Rev. Bob Thompson presided. The arrangements are being entrusted to Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services.