Chester Clyde Day
September 28, 1934 – August 13, 2015
With sadness we said goodbye to Ches who passed away peacefully at home with his high school sweetheart Edy and family at his side.
Ches was born in Athabasca, Alberta. He spent part of his younger years growing up there and in the USA. He later moved to Gibsons where he met and fell in love with Edy. Ches and Edy were married in Vancouver on the 25th August 1951. Their love for each has been an inspiration and beautiful example for all to watch during their 64 years of marriage. They lived and raised their four children in Gibsons, and Roberts Creek (Lockyer Rd).
Ches worked for the Railroad in Edmonton for a few years as well as a Pulp Tester in Port Mellon and many years in the Log Salvage/Beachcomber business on the Sunshine Coast. In the early 70’s they relocated to Rock Creek to retire and run their farm. He later started a successful fence contracting business with two good friends. After a number of years they relocated to Stewart BC where Ches owned and operated a logging truck for a number of years. Later they moved to Magna Bay in the Shuswap where he became a Real Estate Salesman. Then he retired for a second time and they moved on to Grand Forks for his remaining years.
Ches was so thankful for his wife, family and home, which became the most treasured aspect of his life as the years went by and his failing health took its toll. He was well loved, respected and enjoyed by his family and friends. Who could ever forget his quick witted remarks and sense of humour, his wonderful smile and his standard remark “I’m Tremendous!”? He was truly “One of a Kind” and will be greatly missed. Ches was predeceased by his parents Jack & Chloe Day, sister Pat Ashby, sister-in-law Pearl, son Kurt and grandson Paul . Survived by his Sweetheart Edy, daughters Laurie, Linda (Perry) of the Sunshine Coast, son Dale (Debbie) of Kettle Valley, daughter in law Lee of Grand Forks, son-in-law Jim of Sechelt, brother George (Wendy) of Victoria, sister Donna of Edmonton. Sisters in law, Lila Head of Gibsons and Dodie (Dan Bergnach) of Vernon. Niece Gail, nephew Blair. Twelve grandchildren and seventeen, soon to be eighteen great grandchildren. No service by request. The family and close friends will be having a celebration of life later in the month.