Joseph Louis Denis Latremouille passed away peacefully on August 29, 2005.
Louis is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gertrude, sons Michael (Janet), Vernon (Lorna) and daughters Glenna Richards and Marie Matthew (Nathan) granddaughters Rebecca Arnet, Jodi and Sarah Latremouille and grandsons Bill Richards, Gene Latremouille and Mark Matthew and four great-grandchildren, Amanda and Jailene Arnet, Colton and Gary Richards. Louis was pre-deceased by brother Glen, and is survived by brothers Albert, Joe and Robert and sisters Agnes and Lyda.
Louis was born January 10, 1915, in Kamloops and grew up in Little Fort where he enjoyed many years making a living on the land running fishing camps, guiding, trapping and logging.
He joined the BC Forest Service and moved to Merritt in 1967 and later retired.
Louis enjoyed a fruitful retirement, volunteering and working with others in any way he could lend a hand.
His appreciation for people and the outdoors was shown through his participation in a wide array of projects completed for family, friends and the community.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, Sept. 5, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Merritt.
My essence melds with the whispering wind in the land called Nehalliston
Though my foot prints fade I’ll shadow your track in every foray made,
When the tools come out I will be there to see the job gets done
And when the buck snorts on the ridge I’ll share the thrill my son.
I’ll be there in the snow and cold rustling up a fire
To keep you warm against the chill and keep the wolves at bay,
And when spring breaks in the land I’ve loved and green is earth’s attire
I’ll be there, pussy willows in hand, for my hearts desire.