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Dwayne Emery

August 25, 1962 - February 14, 2019


It is with great sadness we announce the sudden and untimely passing of Dwayne Edmond Emery in Oliver, BC on February 14, 2019 at the age of 56.

Dwayne’s passing has left a great emptiness in the lives of his parents Edmond & Norma Emery;

his children Rebecca (Steven) Fields and her mother Corky & Dana (Heather) Emery and his mother Diane; grandchildren Isla & Emilia Emery; sister Shirley (John) Williams; niece Kayla Williams and younger brother Dale (Laura) Emery; nieces Nicole & Michelle Appelhoff.

Dwayne is also survived by his Uncle Albert & Aunt Barbara Emery; cousins Shelley Coxen, Stephen (Donna) Emery; his Uncle Don (Jean) Stephens; cousins Rik (Suzie), Greg, Danny (Melanie) Stephens, Tabatha Pawlyshyn & Bekki Kennedy and numerous cousins across BC and Alberta.

Dwayne’s departure also leaves a hole in his partner, Jo Tanner and her children Kim Marsh, Korry Martin, Kevin & Shelby Smith’s everyday lives.

Dwayne is predeceased by Grandparents Charlie & Donna Stephens of Oliver BC; Lloyd & Lora Emery of Armstrong BC, Uncle Glen & June Emery, Aunt Ruby& Bill Careless and Aunt Della Smith.

Dwayne was born in Dawson Creek, BC on August 25,1962 and attended school in Aldergrove, Fernie, Westbank and Kamloops as the family traveled together following BC Hydro Construction. He made Oliver his home after graduating at SOSS in 1981.

Dwayne’s enthusiasm, strong work ethic, unique outlook on life, sense of humor, ever-readiness to help those in need and smile rewarded him with many life long friends in his employment at Chevron, OK Tire, RDOS Landfill, Rapid Transfer and Growers Supply South Valley.

Dwayne valued family, which included his Oliver Fire Department Brothers and Sister. His 20  years of volunteer service found him always ready to serve in community, emergency services and fire safety for WCRA events.  Dwayne will be missed by many in the community he served but the loss will be greatest for those family that awake to every new day without his smile.

The funeral service will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Oliver Community Center.  A reception will follow at the Oliver Fire Department Hall.

No Flowers by Request of the Family

Donations gratefully accepted to the BC Heart and Stoke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dennis & Jean Tomlin
Relation: brother-in-law

Dwayne we will miss you. You were always there to lend a hand especially with our super-seniors through those hard years, we so appreciated that. Condolences to all your family.

From: Jo
Relation: Life partner

Babe your legacy is huge your loving heart your work eithic and love for community through Oliver fire dept drag racing and through work at growers and our famliies I am so proud to be your partner you forever touched my heart and you are so much missed forever love babe

From: Jesse Norton
Relation: Friend

Sending my condolences to Dwayne’s family and friends. I was very sad to here of his passing. I never knew him well but always enjoyed a good chat with him at places he worked around town. I have memories of him as far back as can remember growing up in oliver.Always seemed to be in a good mood and happy to help anyone any time. Often a run in with him would lift my spirits if having a bad day. I will miss visiting him at grower direct on my frequent stops there. The community has lost another great man. RIP Dwayne!

From: Mike and Linda Foster
Relation: Friends

Ed and Norma and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your son.

From: Irene Harris
Relation: 2nd cousin thru marriage

I am so sorry for your loss.

From: Ross Grant
Relation: Race buddy

The Grant family are very sorry for your loss we offer our condolences to you and your family in this difficult time .

From: Stephen Emery
Relation: Cousin

Surrounded by family and friends
Looks like you are with all those that love you
Sorry we couldn’t be there in person to help with the process
Love always

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
March 2, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

Oliver Community Centre
6359 Park Drive
Oliver, BC Canada

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Olive Community Centre, 6359 Park Drive, Oliver, BC followed by a reception at the Oliver Fire Department Hall.

6359 Park Drive
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Donations gratefully accepted to the BC Heart and Stoke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

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