Peter Richard Nole Clement

Clement Peter Richard Nole

Tahltan name Ballmahlou

which means Frog with a Good Back

Nickname, Banjo

Born December 19, 1959 in Telegraph Creek to Loveman and Sarah Nole. Passed away September 2, 2003 after being thrown from a horse near Kinaskan Lake. He was helping to move horses, spending time with relatives and friends and revisiting places where he spent his younger years.

In those years, Clement worked with his Dad and Grandpa, Kish-Koosh, packing meat down Todagin Mountain, where his family always used to hunt. He and his family also spent a lot of time building up the Tatogga Lake Resort with Tommy Walker.

He had a passion for horses and drove horses across country to Cold Fish Lake. He worked for a number of outfitters. He also worked in the Groot sawmill, did right-of-way clearing, flagging for highways projects, and worked at the Golden Bear Mine.

He suffered a massive head injury in the “80’s due to being struck by a falling tree. He appreciated the support of the Head Injury group. He also appreciated the tender care he received during his convalescence from Cora Patrick, the mother of his two precious daughters, Rebecca and Natasha. He was determined to recover from his injury and set goals for himself. He was analytical and often talked about areas of his life which he wanted to improve. He was conscious of God’s great love and sought to please Him.

His engaging smile lit up his face and brightened the street where he walked. His husky voice and deep laugh echoed from his big chest and warm heart.

He hitchhiked often between Smithers and Iskut and made many friends along the way. He encouraged family and friends to be loving and forgiving. He appreciated every good thing that came his way, whether big or small. He liked to spend time helping and visiting with the elders.

Besides his loving parents and his beloved daughters, he is survived by two younger brothers, John and Micheal, three older sisters Theresa, Loretta and Erma, along with their families, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be missed in Iskut, Smithers, Telegraph Creek and by friends everywhere.


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