Curley Elsworth Fletcher
It is with sadness and joy that we announce the passing of Curley Elsworth Fletcher. The sadness comes from forever missing his sly smirks and the quick witted twinkle in his eyes and the joy is based on the knowledge that Curley is now playing his guitar and singing gods praises where he spent a lifetime witnessing and leading others … Heaven.
Curley is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy who he married 63 years ago in Ontario. Curley and Dorothy where blessed in 1964 with a daughter Wanda and in 1965 a son Kevin (wife Kathy). Curley and family arrived in the valley in 1973 where they lived at the Red Coach Motel while their house in Radium was being finished. Since that time he has become a grandfather six times to Rebecca, Nicole, Sarah, Ryan, Justin, and Amber and was able to do something very few fathers were able to do, he was able to preside over the marriage vows of both his children.
Curley’s passion, after his family, was ministering and more accurately, missions. He spent time in Kenya, where he helped spread the Word of the Lord and build places of worship. He was also invited to serve in an interim capacity for First Nations churches in Bella Bella, Kitimat, Bella Coola and Anaheim Lake, where in some cases he was made honorary elder or given chief status because of his support and dedication to their people.
From 1981 to 1993 you could see Curley driving the white Ford Econoline van through the numerous campgrounds selling baked goods from Dorothy’s Bakery.
In 2013 he became ill and was moved to Columbia House where he put up a valiant fight. We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all Curley and Dorothy’s friends as well a special thanks to the staff of Columbia House for their selfless care and attention.
Services will be held at the Valley Christian Assembly November 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flower donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC in Memory of Rev. CE Fletcher.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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