It is with great sadness that the family of Ivor Reaugh announces his passing. Ivor passed peacefully October 21st, 2018 at Ashcroft Hospital in Ashcroft, B.C., at 88 years of age, after a long battle with health issues.
Ivor was one of six children. He is predeceased by his Father Archibald Reaugh, his Mother Laverne Reaugh, his brothers William Howard Reaugh & Bernard Reaugh & his sisters Doris Hooker & Marjorie Dunlop. Ivor is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Barbara Reaugh of Ashcroft, B.C., his youngest sister Lola Chappelle of Prince George, B.C., his daughters Colleen (Ted) Rothon of Christina Lake, B.C, Karen (Bill) Pavich of Prince George, B.C. & Diane Reaugh of Couer d'Alene, Idaho and his only son, Daryl (Kristin) Reaugh of Dallas, Texas. He leaves behind his eight dearly loved grandchildren; Jonathan, Alyssa, Daniel, Evan, Kyle, Falyn, Kendyl & Kaley, along with many special nephews & nieces & friends.
From a young age Ivor was a talented artist and garnered a Fine Arts Award from his High School in Prince George. He enjoyed painting, cartooning & charcoal portraitures. Ivor was also interested in photography. He owned many fine cameras and shared his knowledge while working in a camera shop. He was an avid dancer & met his wife, Barbara, at a dance in Prince George. They were married in his wife's hometown of Williams Lake, B.C. on a lovely, hot August day in 1959. Ivor appreciated all kinds of music, and being of Irish descent he had a special affinity for Irish music. With Cherokee in his bloodline he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and nature. He worked for the B.C. Forest Service, various logging companies and was a Forestry Instructor at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George for nearly 10 years. It was there that he and Barbara raised their four children. Life moved south to Ashcroft, B.C. where Ivor and Barbara owned & operated One Easy Stop for 16 years before retiring there in 2009. Ivor's biggest love was always his family and he faithfully encouraged his children's & grandchildren's various pursuits.
He was a dreamer, a learner, a teacher and a builder. A virtuous man who laughed easy and loved life.
Many thanks to the staff of Jackson House at Ashcroft Hospital as well as Royal Inland Hospital & Pine Grove Care Centre in Kamloops, B.C. for their compassionate care of Ivor, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle & Friend. He was deeply loved, is dearly missed, and will forever be cherished.
Donations can be made to your choice of the Alzheimers Society of B.C. @alzheimers.ca, the Kidney Foundation of Canada @ www.kidney.ca or Parkinson Canada @ www.parkinson.ca and condolences can be left at www.tfvh.ca