Arthur Eric Potter

December 2, 1942 – November 28, 2020
In Loving Memory ~
Arthur Eric Potter, 77, of Hope BC, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Nov 28, 2020, in Edson Alberta with family by his side.
Art was born to his parents Henry and Leah Potter on Dec 2, 1942, in Hardisty, Alberta. He grew with his older brother Clifford and two younger sisters Delores, and Joy.
Art Graduated from Hardisty High School, while working on the family farm near Lougheed, AB. Art later worked at Ponoka Training School in Red Deer, before heading to Thompson, MB in 1963 to work in a Nickel Mine. This is where Art met Dorothy (Dot) Pritchard and due to a labour strike in 1964 they moved to Prince Rupert, BC where Art took a job at a new Pulp Mill.
They had their first child, a daughter, Kelly Lynn Potter born Dec 1964. Dot and Art were married on Jan 3, 1966, at his hometown of Lougheed AB. While working at the pulp mill Art and Dot had another child, a son, Daniel Leigh Potter born July 1970.
Art and Dot divorced in Dec of 1981 and Art went on to meet Marilyn McConnell, they were married on February 22, 1992. Both Art and Marilyn retired from the pulp mill and, after many years living in Rupert, they decided to make a move south to Abbotsford, eventually settling in Hope.
After several battles with vascular issues throughout the later part of his life, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the fall of 2019 of which he fought and won against in Jan 2020! Sadly, more news came in the early fall of 2020 when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He fought a short battle and was taken from us on Nov 28, 2020.
Art loved to camp and fish and created many great memories with his fellow camping friends and family all-over western Canada. Art was a quiet man with few words spoken, a listener, but those words he did speak were well thought and meaningful.
Art is survived by his wife Marilyn, her sons Greg, Darren, and her daughter Vicki, along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also surviving him are his first wife Dot, daughter Kelly, grandson Jesse and great grandchildren Naz and Khalia, and his son Dan and wife Marlene, grandkids Cody, Bailey, and Megan.
Due to the current pandemic and Art’s wishes, no ceremony was held at the time of his passing.
“Go rest high on that Mountain”
May you Rest in Peace.
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