Dwight Mervin LaFreniere; husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle, friend and true-blue “Kootenay Man” took his last breath surrounded by his family at his beloved home in Meadowbrook on Oct 8, 2015.
When God created Dad he made a man’s “man”, a fine mixture of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and John Wayne…. all the men he so admired. Dad’s exterior disposition was that of a “tough guy”, a man who loved hunting, camping, horseback trips, operating heavy equipment, prospecting, and enjoying a good bs session with friends and family while sipping a tall glass of whiskey.
What many didn’t know about this proud “Frenchman” was that he had a heart and love for kids as big as Mother Theresa’s. When it came to his grandchildren “Hunting Grandpa” would drop everything and anything to be with them. Always unselfish of his time….Grandpa was proud to say he was busy baby-sitting as the kids always wanted to spend time with him. And who wouldn’t, as time with grandpa included belly laughs on the floor, fishing in his pond for crayfish, playing in his loaders and dump-trucks, exploring his property, going for drives in the back-country to look for coyotes and feasting on ice cream and chocolates for lunch.
When the gates of heaven opened on the early morning of Oct 8, 2015, I would have imagined hundreds of children ran to meet and welcome you as their new “Grand Angel” ….. a lucky bunch they are!!
Know that we will never forget you …Dwight, Dad, Grandpa, Buddy, Frenchy, Digger and little brother. You were one of a kind!
I just want to know…”Can a duck swim?” haha
Until we meet again….
Dwight is survived by his high school sweetheart Dianne, daughter Cindy (granddaughter Taaylor, great grandson Lucas) Red Deer, daughter Lori (Allan Joe) grandson Braidon, granddaughter Tyra,- Kimberley, daughter Sherri (Mike Dolighan) granddaughter Jordan-Penticton, daughter Lisa, grandson Calvin, granddaughter Camryn – Cranbrook. Brother Albert (Blondie & Darlene) Creston, sister Judy (Harry Moulton) Kamloops and many nieces and nephews who he always enjoyed seeing.
Predeceased by father Albert & Catherine Lafreniere and sister Evelyne.
Please join us in a
CELEBRATION OF LIFE GATHERING
October 24, 2015
Kimberley ELKS HALL