L’Ecluse, John Prosper of Trail passed away in his home on November 5, 2012 with all of his family at his side after a brief illness. John was born on July 20, 1945 in Raymond, Alberta to Edward and Catarina and moved to Rossland in 1928 then on to Trail in 1974.
John worked at Cominco for 41 years as a lead burner. He took leave in 1943 to serve two years in the Navy during WWII.
John is predeceased by his wife and soul mate Hazel L’Ecluse on September 9, 2006, parents Edward and Catarina, siblings Bertha, Martha, Suzanna, Robert, Cesar, Amdea and Morris.
He is survived by his children Harvey (Susan) L’Ecluse of Kelowna, Ethel (Pat) McTeer and Harold (Helen) L’Ecluse both of Rossland, David (Anita) McFarlane and April (Allan) Almquist both of Trail, Lawana (Randy) Erixon of Quesnel, Darwin (Barb) McFarlane of Kelowna and Bruce McFarlane of Trail, brother Cookie L’Ecluse of Rossland, sisters Madeline Lenardussi also of Rossland and Martha Hawk of Vancouver. John had 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
John was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and will be fondly remembered and missed by the members that he so fondly loved.
John was a gentle and loving man that gave so much love to many. His wit and sense of humour put a smile on many a face and laughter in our hearts. Our hearts today feel heavy but when we think of him we simply smile and remember him so fondly of how he always made us laugh.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Trail Salvation Army at 1297 Cedar Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4B9.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Trail First Presbyterian Church at 1139 Pine Avenue presided by a close family friend, Gordon Morrison. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca