September 24, 1949 – August 12, 2020
On August 12, 2020, the world lost a legend, Papa Dwaine Pompu. He was 70 years old when he passed away in Nelson, BC.
No funeral will be held at his request; instead he requested a Celebration of Life.
Papa was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle and perhaps one of his most precious roles that he ever played was Papa to Jacob, Joshua, Aaliyah, Cash, Bronx and Gauge.
Papa Dwaine Pompu was born in Leoville Saskatchewan on September 24, 1949. He was born to and is predeceased by Eleanor and Karl Pompu, brother in law Wayne Brow and Cousin Dave Dortman.
Papa is survived by his previous wife and dear friend Lucy Beck, daughter Shauntelle, son Caleb and grandchildren Jacob, Joshua and Aaliyah; as well as brothers and sisters Gerry, Elaine, Ron, Larry and Denise and cousins, Les Dortman and Shirley McLim, among many others. He is well loved and remembered by many brother and sister in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Although Papa Dwaine’s life was cut short, he lived every day to the fullest with laughter, happiness, pride and a great sense of humor. If you wander around the Kootenay’s, it is most likely that you will see some of his artwork as he was one of the most skilled stone mason’s the Kootenay’s had to offer.
The Celebration of Life will be held at Bonaventure Mobile Home Park at Six Mile, just outside of Nelson, BC. This will be held on his birthday, September 24, 2020 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the waterfront. We invite you to come and celebrate his life with us, and remind the public that health and safety measures such as a mask (please bring your own) and social distancing will be required to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. Please come to share your stories and laughs on his birthday and Celebration of Life.
Papa Dwaine will be truly missed for his wonderful sense of humor, charismatic charm and genuine personality.
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