Dwayne (Dewy) Ernest Needham

Dwayne (Dewy) Ernest Needham

Dwayne (Dewy) with all his charm, smiles, words of encouragement and humor has been taken too soon. His passing has left his family and friends brokenhearted

Born in Salmon Arm B.C. on October 15/1960 died suddenly July 4/2017 in Valemount B.C. due to Motor Vehicle accident.

Dewy grew up in Sunnybrae, moved to Calgary and at last found home in McBride B.C. eventually getting his dream job working for CN Rail.

He was very community minded and loved many sports, particularly hockey. Being a goalie/player for the McBride Oldtimers Hockey Club was one of his greatest pleasures. Another passion was coaching, he was inspirational to many young people with his wisdom and encouragement.

All his family was so important to him including CN family. He was a gentleman, always trying to be like Grandpa Needham. “Papa Dewy” treasured the time he spent with Kathy, Grandma Dot, kids and his grandkids, going fishing, camping and playing.

Survived by his beloved partner of many years: Kathy Molendyk, stepsons: Jamie (Tina) and Shawn (Katrina), Grandma Dot Hewitt. Grandchildren: Tanner, Paige, Payton, Keagan & Kole. Only son of Lois Penner and Sunny (Pat) Needham, Loving sisters: Georgina Nicklason, Vonda (Mike) Jacques, Lauretta (Jacques) Barre’ and Jennifer Cloherty, Step brother: Lance McCallum Step sisters: Lori Jensen and Vicki Cochrane, 10 nieces and nephews, one great niece and two great nephews, large extended family and many many friends

Predeceased by brother in laws: Lynn Soucy, Bud Nicklason and his grandparents.

His smile, laughter, stories, jokes and big heart endeared him to everyone he met.

“We love you and will always hold you dear in our hearts”

Celebration of life was held on Sat, July 15/2017. McBride Evangelical Free Church, 135 Lonsdale, McBride BC

In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to: Robson Valley Spay/Neuter Society, Box 785, Valemount BC V0E-2Z0

e-transfers may be sent to cdolbec@yahoo.com or w.cinnamon@hotmail.com in Dewy’s memory where a fund has been set up as Dewy loved animals.

Salmon Arm Observer

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