Victor Louis “Louie” Arnouse passed away peacefully at his home in Tappen, BC on the early hours of Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 79 years.
The Funeral Service was held from the Tappen North Bay Hall on Sunday morning, March 29th at 11 a.m. with Tom Dennis officiating, with tributes shared by family and friends.
Interment followed in the North Bay Cemetery, Tappen Reserve.
Born in Squilax, BC on December 10, 1935, Louie resided most of his life in the Tappen area. He was a long time log peeler, as well an elder of Little Shuswap Band, gaining great respect for his hard work and mentorship. Louie is well remembered for his great sense of humor, knowledge and wisdom of his native culture, which included great insights into the medicines. He was always willing to share his knowledge with others, being generous with his time and manner.
Survived by his wife, Betty, son, Leonard Gaze (Jennifer Thomas, and her 3 children, Lana Thomas, Rylin Thomas, Brooklyn Johnny), brother, Jules (Angelina) Arnouse, nieces, nephews and their families.
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.