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Robert Corky Douglas Vidamour

October 4, 1931 - June 15, 2015

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With sad hearts we would like to announce the passing of our Father, Robert Vidamour, better known as “Corky”  on June 15, 2015, at the age of 83.

Dad was born in Bull River on October 4, 1931 to Helen Watson and Reginald Vidamour. He married the love of his life, Margaret Barnhardt, from Wycliffe in 1953 and they remained in the Cranbrook area where they raised their three children. 

He worked hard in the logging industry, owning and operating small mills for some of that time.  If hard work equalled money, Dad would have been a millionaire 10 times over.

When Dad retired he spent a lot of time researching his family history and as a result he found family in Guernsey C.I. and was united with his half-sister Deidre Cousineau and her family in Quebec.  In 1997, Robert and Margaret travelled to Guernsey, to meet his distant relatives and discover his roots. Dad was so happy to have found and be welcomed into this previously unknown part of his past.

He loved playing cards, especially cribbage and was famous at the Seniors Hall for his (one in 216,580) 29 hand!

Robert was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, (Margaret), his daughter Janine, two half-brothers Doug and Harold Howg and his half sister Deirdre Cousineau. He will be fondly remembered by his children, Chuck, Jeanette (Ken), Mark (Avis), and his grandchildren, Jevin, Lucas, Colin (Giselle), Alexandra, Justin and Brett his cousin Ruth Drescher, Tom Vidamour and his many nieces, nephews and friends.

A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at the family home. 2053, Jim Smith Lake Road, Cranbrook on July 4, 2015 at 2 pm.

Memorial donations may be made in Roberts memory to The F.W. Green Home, 1700 4th St S, Cranbrook BC  V1C 6E1

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Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Tracy Cousineau, Pierre Gagnon, Micheal Gagnon and Steven Gagnon
Relation: Niece

The first time we met Uncle Robert was in Niagara Falls Ontario. We drove from Quebec with my mom Deidre Cousineau (Vid’Amour). She was Uncle Corky’s half sister. We had no idea that she had a brother. He drove from BC with his daughter Jeanette. A few years later we met Aunt Marg. as they came to visit us in Chicoutimi. Micheal and Steven learn the lumber Jack handshake 🙂 They still remember this and it puts a smile on their faces. Pierre remembers his distinctive laugh. In 2002, we drove to Cranbrook and stayed a few days with them. Uncle Corky drove the kids in his truck and we followed to show us all the beautiful sites in and around Cranbrook. He was very proud of his stomping grounds. We were very happy to have been able to come that year has my mom passed away the following year. We will always cherish the moments that we shared with Uncle Corky and will not be forgotten. He can finally be reunited with the love of his life. Our sympathy goes out to his family. Love from Tracy,Pierre,Michael,Steven, Kelly, Yancy,Chanel,Alyson, Christopher, Dominique and Cedric.

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  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 4, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
2053 Jim Smith Lake Road
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2053 Jim Smith Lake Road
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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