A longtime former business owner and valley resident, Dallas Stober, passed away June 1st after a three-year battle with cancer.
Dallas, along with his wife Patty, owned Stobers Department Store in Invermere for 15 years. They sold the business in 2005 and moved to Sidney on Vancouver Island in 2007 so that Dallas could spend time on his new boat and fulfill his passion for fishing.
It was not long after the move to Vancouver Island that Dallas was diagnosed with cancer in the salivary glands.
Dallas was also an avid golfer and was a member of the Mens Club at The Springs Golf Course in Radium while he lived in the valley.
On June 21st, the Mens Club held a tribute night in Dallass honour which included a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.
The funds raised came from member donations, including all the prize money awarded that night, and an auction of golf passes that were graciously donated by eleven of the golf courses in the valley.
The funds raised by the Springs Mens Club from this tribute totalled $7,050. The money raised will now be included in the fundraising effort of an Abbottsford Police Officer, Shane Wiens, who will be participating as part of the Cops for Cancer Ride for the Cure in July.
Shane, the son of local valley resident and Springs Mens Club member Ed Wiens, will be riding in honour of Dallas Stober and also for his mother in law, Marie Ratzlaff, who recently passed away from breast cancer.