Category: Condolences

Skip Suhay passes away … “We mourn the loss of this dedicated leader”

Big Bear Lake, Ca May 7, 2014 – After his battle with cancer Skip Suhay, business owner and local political leader passes away on May 4th, 2014. This statement was released from the Big Bear Lake Municipal Water District: “It is said that the measure of a great Board member is the value and effectiveness of the policies he or she develops over the course of their tenure. Skip’s contribution is reflected in the guidance the MWD relies on while managing operations on the Lake. From the use of private docks to weed management to conditions for special events his influence has been invaluable time and time again. After serving the District for nearly 16 years his contributions to Lake Management will be sorely missed by the Board and especially the Staff.  His humor even in difficult times was appreciated and enjoyed by everyone in the club. All of us will miss him greatly.  Skip’s Rotary “Service Above Self” was exemplified by his passion in annually ensuring that the July 4th fireworks show was always something the entire valley could proudly brag about. The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake counted on his leadership by electing him Club President twice.” A memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Big Bear at 11 am, Saturday May 10, 2014, followed by his celebration of life at the...

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Rosemier Memorial is this Saturday

Lucerne Valley, CA, April 4, 2014 – A memorial gathering is scheduled this weekend for longtime Big Bear Valley resident, Anne Rosemier. Anne passed away peacefully on March 19 at the age of 87. Anne was retired from teaching, but she continued to do research on Big Bear history–something that had fascinated her since her first visit to the valley in 1951. Realizing that the “old-timers” stories would die with them if not recorded for posterity, she interviewed the last surviving members of such families as the Talmadges, Shays and Erwins. In the 1960s, she wrote a column in the Grizzly called “Profiles of Old-Timers”. She also wrote several children’s stories, which were first published in the old Big Bear Preview newspaper. She and her husband, W.J. “Rip” Rosemier, began summering here in 1951, in a rustic cabin with no electricity. In 1962, the Rosemiers made Big Bear their permanent home, and she threw herself into mountain life: tending a cow for Bob’s Stables, competing in the Loggers’ Jubilee, and participating in the Big Bear Ski Club. After her husband’s death in 1971, she earned her Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential from Eastern New Mexico University. Anne is survived by three sisters, four children, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Her life will be celebrated this Saturday, April 5th at the Lucerne Valley home of her daughter. Anyone wishing to share memories of Anne or to offer condolences to her family is welcome to attend. Requests for directions...

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The Life of Linda Enger Celebrated Today

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 10, 2013 – The Community Church by the Lake will host a Celebration of Life for Linda Marie Enger today at  3:00 p.m. Linda passed away October 21st at the age of 41, after being diagnosed with cancer this summer. She is survived by her husband Danny Enger; their 16-year-old son Brady; her father Ron Millet; brothers Bob Millet, Kevin Millet and Brian Millet; and stepmother Donna Millet. The Linda Enger Memorial Fund has been established at First Mountain Bank to help with medical and burial expenses, and a portion will be donated to cancer research...

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Service Scheduled, Memorial Fund Established for Linda Enger

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 25, 2013 – Services have been scheduled for Linda Marie Enger (5/17/72 – 10/21/13) on Sunday, November 10th at The Community Church by the Lake at 3:00 p.m. Linda succumbed to cancer October 21st, and leaves behind her husband of 19 years, Danny Enger, and their 15-year-old son Brady. Linda was born in Rancho Cucamonga, and was set up on a blind date with Danny by his aunt and uncle on New Year’s Eve, 1990. Danny said about his wife, “Linda was always a caring person with a funny sense of humor and had a smile who could light up any room. Anyone who knew her pretty much instantly liked her. She had a great relationship with all of Brady’s friends, as well as all of my friends from Big Bear High School. She was instantly accepted into the Big Bear Lake group of friends. None of my friends ever said, ‘We’re going to Danny’s house, but Danny and Linda’s'”. The Linda Enger Memorial Fund has been established at First Mountain Bank to help with medical and burial expenses, and a portion will be donated to cancer research efforts. In addition, Maggio’s (42160 Big Bear Blvd.) will donate a portion of their sales from 11:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on November 6 to the Enger...

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In Loving Memory: Sean Jacques 4/28/1967 – 10/16/2013

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2013 – A Celebration of Life for Sean Jacques is scheduled for Saturday, November 2 at Bear Mountain Resort at 4:30 p.m. Sean passed away October 16 and is survived by his wife, Suzie, his son Anthony and daughter Alexandra as well as his parents, sister, nieces and nephew. Following his wishes, his organs were donated to those in need. Sean Anthony Jacques was born in Sacramento on April 28, 1967 and moved to Big Bear Lake when he was seven years old. He attended Big Bear Elementary, Big Bear Middle School and Big Bear High School as the class of 1985. Following graduation, he served in the United States Navy for six years as an FC2 (Fire Controlman). Sean then returned to Big Bear Lake to work for Big Bear Mountain Resorts, where he served for 15 years. In loving memory, his wife dedicates his favorite poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson: “To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm...

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