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Donald Wallace Pence

September 15, 1942 - March 18, 2017


A legendary man who would light up any room with his big personality, laughter and jokes, Wally's adventurous spirit meant he lived life to the fullest. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sandy; friend and first wife, Carol; daughters Cindy (Les) and Carma (Ray); sons Brett (Jane) and Matt (Pam); stepdaughters Michelle (Andy) and Wendy (Jerry); and stepson Doug (Kristi). Wally will also be lovingly remembered by 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister Lee (Keith); many nieces and nephews; stepmother Mary; and countless friends. He was predeceased by parents Don and Harriet; brother Roy; and granddaughter Cassidy.

Wally's zest for life included sports: curling, baseball and skiing, and an enthusiasm for hunting, which started young and turned to a passion for trapshooting. A competitive trapshooter, he stood out as the best for many years, even earning a spot in the all-star provincial competition.

With his love of fishing and cooking, many will remember Wally as the host; sharing many meals, and a few scotches, with friends and family. Personable and social, he belonged to many organizations including Elks, Masons, Rotary and various gun clubs, including Powell River's for 47 years. He contributed many volunteer hours and especially loved the local projects with Rotary.

Wally was always proud of his business. Helping the environment with his reclamation methods, he received awards and acclaim for his endeavours.

Many thanks to Dr. Charles Van Zyl, hospital staff and palliative care for the loving support provided to Wally and family.

A celebration of life and informal reception will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, March 25, at Carlson Community Club, 4463 Joyce Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Rotary Club of Powell River-Local Projects, Box 74, Powell River, BC, V8A 4Z5.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Wanda and Rich Petersen
Relation: Friend

We were so saddened to hear the news of Wally’s death. We have so many good memories of happy times with Wally and you, Sandy, when you lived up here in the Peace Country. You and the family have been on our hearts and in our prayers since we heard the news. Thinking of all of you today (Saturday)

From: Dave wallace
Relation: Friend

So sorry to hear Of Wally’s passing. He was a great guy and will be sadly missed. I always enjoyed his company at trap shoots and social events. RIP Wally.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 25, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Carlson Community Club
4463 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

4463 Joyce Ave.
Powell River, BC Canada

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