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Arthur Wilfred  "Art"

February 8, 1936 – August 7, 2018

Arthur Wittman
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"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
— Squamish Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
"So Sorry to hear of Art's passing. He was a wonderful man. The planet is worse off for the loss. I still remember his voice and his laughter...."
— Simon Hudson

Obituary for Arthur Wilfred "Art" Wittman

It is with great sadness that the Wittman Family announces the passing of Arthur (Art) Wilfred Wittman. Art, the youngest of 8 siblings, was born on the family farm in Rockglen, Saskatchewan. At the age of nine and the untimely passing of his father Edward, his ‘Ma’, Victoria Wittman, moved the family to Winnipeg, Manitoba to fi nd work and to raised her family.

He met the love of his life, Doreen Rudolf, in Winnipeg. They were married on June 11, 1955. All four of their children were born in Winnipeg between 1956 - 1960. In 1966 they pulled up stakes, leaving their extended family behind to fi nd work in Squamish. Prior to leaving Winnipeg, Art operated his own automotive service station, ‘Arts Esso’. After arriving in Squamish, Art found work at the Woodfi bre Pulp and Paper mill and eventually became the Supply Stores Supervisor until leaving Woodfi bre in 1981. He later opened Chieftain Maintenance and Security and serviced commercial properties until his retirement in 2002. Art was an exceptional hockey player and could be found on the ice playing pick up games or as part of the old timers hockey league. He was also an animal lover and for many years enjoyed riding his horse, Flicka. Art played guitar and sang and loved traditional country music. Art and Doreen loved to travel including a very special trip through Europe to retrace their family origins. Art leaves behind his wife Doreen of 63 years, daughters Denise (Lyle) Hanson, Victoria (Brian) Marchant, Rhonda (Christiane Armstrong) and one son Craig (Sandra) Wittman. He also loving remembered by his grandchildren, Eric, Craig and Cally Hanson, Jennifer (Steve) Foreman, Brianne and (Jordon) Messanger. 1 great grandson Damon Hanson. He is predeased by his granddaughter, Jamie-Lyn Marchant and great grandson, Dean Hanson and six of his seven siblings.

Art passed away peacefully at the Squamish General Hopital surrounded by his loving family. In lieu of fl owers, donations to: Second Chance Cheekye Rance at gofundme.com - ‘Rescuing Horses from Slaughter’ would be very appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Shannon Falls Retirement Residence (38225 -3rd Ave. Squamish) from 1:30pm to 4pm on Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Service Information

Saturday, August 18th, 2018 1:30pm
Shannon Falls Retirement Residence
38225 3 Ave
Squamish, BC V8B 0S2