It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Blaine Welland Dieter, age 58, at 4:55 p.m., Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, from injuries sustained in a work related accident in Prince Rupert, B.C.
Blaine was born February 23, 1956, in Smithers, B.C. and settled in Prince Rupert on Digby Island in the early 90s. He was an ardent woodsman, hunter, prospector and entrepreneur. He was a good friend and good company to many and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Catherine Beatrice Clout; his sister, Edna Laffey; his children, Amber Goyak, Emily Mueller and Rylan Mueller; the mother of his children, Ila Mueller; his cousins Jim and Michael Hutter; and various distant relatives. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph Dieter; maternal grandparents Kathleen Daisy Casler and Norman Casler; and paternal grandparents Edward Dieter and Ada Mattson.
Celebration of Blaine’s life will take place in Prince Rupert for his friends and family; to be announced in the summer.
A special thank you to the Doctors and nurses at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital along with B.C. Transplant.
Contributions in memory of Blaine can be made to the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter, Box 26, Prince Rupert, B.C, V8J 3P4.