August 2, 1940 – October 14, 2020
Born and raised in Miami, Manitoba to Ella (Duchenko) and Ralph Law, Earle was the oldest of 3. He was predeceased by his father, mother, and first wife, Penny (nee Earl). He is survived by his sister, Ruth, and brother, Albert; his second wife of 26 years, Chris; his children Terry-Lynne Hillar, Deanna Johnson, Alan Law, 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; 2 stepdaughters Michelle and Lisa, and 2 step-grandchildren.
After leaving the farm, Earl worked as a self-employed plumber from 1967 – 1979 in BC and Alberta. Later he worked in the oil fields on the service rigs and as a fireman.
He worked as a volunteer firefighter first in Roberts Creek, BC and then in Innisfail, Alberta. At that point, the family moved back to BC and he began work as truck driver for DCT Chambers Trucking.
Earl enjoyed the outdoors, snow skiing, water skiing, camping, fishing, and travelling. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 50 years. Earl was a man’s man who loved to hang out with the boys and be sociable.
As a result of his work history fighting oil rig fires, he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This later led to his death at Holmberg House in Abbotsford, BC. Many thanks to Holmberg House, the Community Palliative Care Team, and the Fraser Valley Home Care staff.
A memorial to celebrate Earl’s life will be at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holmberg House in Earl’s name would be appreciated.
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