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
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 Deirdre 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 Deidre 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 2pm.
Memorial donations may be made in Roberts memory to The F.W. Green Home, 1700 4th St S, Cranbrook BC V1C 6E1