FROOM, Ira Edward Allan

Ira Edward Allan Froom, 66, passed away suddenly November 6, 2013 at his home in Nanaimo, BC. He was born June 16, 1947 in New Westminster, BC to Gordon and Lavena Froom.

Ira was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Lavena; his brother, Reg; his sister-in-law, Marion; sister, Eila and brother-in-law, Graham.

Ira is survived by his wife, Helle Froom; his four sons: Vincent (Shea), Scott (Valerie), Stormy, and Mark (Connie) Froom; his grandchildren: Dorian, Mary, Thomas, George, Jayde; his sister, Alva (Gordon) and Eleanor (Norman) as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and a broad extended family.

Ira was enjoying his retirement by taking trips in his RV, visiting the lakes and fishing. Last year Ira and Helen had completed the trip of a lifetime, driving cross-country with their truck and trailer. They were both looking forward to their upcoming trip to Arizona for the winter.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Hope Lutheran Church on Departure Bay Road in Nanaimo, BC, on Saturday November 16, 2013. Beginning with a public viewing at 10 a.m., the service is to commence at 11 a.m.

Following the service there will be a graveside ceremony, open to all, starting at 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, located at 2347 Cedar Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nanaimo SPCA.

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