June 10, 1923 – November 8, 2011

After bravely battling cancer for many years, Earl Raymond Lee peacefully went home to be with His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday evening, Nov. 8, 2011 at 11:30 PM. His family had the greatest honor anyone can share in this life by being present at his death by surrounding his bedside with much love, prayers and undying support.

Earl Lee was born on June 10, 1923 in Fundale, Saskatchewan. He was a man of varied experiences, a hard worker, a protector and provider, a man of integrity and had a compassion for others. He was the principal of an Indian Mission in Whitehorse, and eventually transferred down to Vancouver and then Nanaimo to work with Indian Affairs for 35 years. He loved helping others be the best they could be. While helping raise a family, he received his Masters Degree in Counselling. He was very involved in the life of First Baptist Church, here in Nanaimo and the Gideons.

Earl Lee was an amazing man, husband, father, grandfather and friend to all those who had the great privilege of having him in their lives. His greatest treasure in this world was his family: his wife Shirley, son Sheldon, daughter Cheryl (Landry), son-in-law Marc, and grandsons: Bradyn, Blair, Blake, Brendon, and Bryce. He will be sadly missed by many friends and extended family members. His only surviving sibling, Margaret Gunderson, will also deeply miss his daily phone calls out to Kyle, SK. His greatest legacy is his faithful service to His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, his best friend. His final words included, “I am so excited to be going home to be with Jesus! I just can’t wait!”

Please join Earl’s family, loved ones and friends as they celebrate his life on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 1 PM at the First Baptist Church, 1650 Waddington Rd. Nanaimo, BC. Donations gratefully made on behalf of Earl Lee to the Gideons Bible Society or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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