Christopher John Fulton passed away suddenly on the August 24, 2004 at the age of 78 years in Quesnel, B.C.
He was born on July 21, 1926 to Douglas and Mollie Fulton in Chemainus, B.C. His family moved to Victoria in 1934 where he attended school in Oak Bay. They relocated once again to a small farm in Vinsulla, B.C. in 1938, where he was best friends with the Donchi family next door and attended school, hunted, fished and helped his mother with all the farm work after the sudden passing of his father when he was only 13 year old.
1944 found him in Sea-Training School in Hubbard, Nova Scotia, where he became a sailor with the Merchant Navy. He was a sailor for a time and then came home to help his mother on the farm again. He met Pheobe Alice Bridgeman and they married on Boxing Day 1950 in Billingham, Washington. They made their home for the first few years in Kamloops, B.C. In 1962 he moved with Alice and his four daughters to a little piece of land on the Blackwater Spruce Road, just 45 miles west of Quesnel. Chris worked log scaling, bucking, falling, often in logging camps and farming.
Chris is survived by his daughters Susan (Kerry) Phillips of Quesnel and Wendy Price of Vernon, as well as one sister, Patricia Stewart of Kamloops, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Chris was preceded in death by his wife Alice of 54 years on April 22, 2004, as well as two daughters Paula (Marvin) Phillips and Gwen Fulton.
A memorial service was held for Chris Fulton on Friday, August 27, 2004 at Clayton’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Randy Evans officiating. A memorial tea followed the service at Trinity Lutheran Church. The family spread the ashes of Chris Fulton in a rose garden at the Quesnel Municipal Cemetery beside those of his wife, Alice on September 8, 2004 with Pastor Jody Rinas in attendance.