May 4, 1930 – December 27, 2019
It is with profound sadness that the family of Fern Dyer announces that he quietly passed away on Friday,
Dec. 27, 2019 at Cheam Village in Agassiz, BC. Fern was born on May 4, 1930 in Rivers, Manitoba. He moved to Agassiz in 1945 with his family, when his parents purchased the Bella Vista Hotel. The Dyer family quickly integrated into the fabric of the community, joining sports and community groups. Fern was
a long-time volunteer in the Fire Department (joined 1945, received 30 year Governor General Exemplary
Service Medal) and Ambulance Service and was a Founding and Life member of the local Elks Club. He
played baseball for a local team and subsequently volunteered as a coach and umpire for up and coming ball players. Fern spent his entire working life in or around Agassiz, with the greater part being with RivTow Straits. He spent many happy hours working on Harrison Lake and thoroughly enjoyed the work that he did.
Fern married Eva (Bunny) Stirling, a lifelong resident of Agassiz, in August of 1954. They were married for better than 60 years, until Eva’s passing in Dec. of 2015. Fern is survived by his children Slade (Tory) and Orv (Chris), his grandchildren; Brandy, Stirling, Levon, Sean and Shaylene, his grandchild Kingston, his sister Reta and brother Willis; as well as his many other relatives and friends.
Fern was predeceased by his parents John (Jack) and Ruby Dyer of Agassiz and his brothers; Earle, Orville and Mervyn (Spud).
Fern’s zest for life, commitment to others, his healthy sense of humour and just his presence in our lives will be sadly missed.
There will be no funeral service as per his request, however, for those who wish to, donations in his name to the Agassiz Museum would be greatly appreciated.
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