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Former Kamloops Indian Band Chief passes away

Clarence Jules passed away Sept. 10, 2015, at the age of 89.
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September 12, 2015 - 10:00 AM

KAMLOOPS - A well known former Chief who led the way in First Nation commercial development has passed away.

Born on Jan. 6, 1926, Clarence Jules Senior died Sept. 10 just months shy of his 90th birthday.

He was born in Kamloops and grew up on his father’s farm on the Kamloops Indian Reserve. He attended the Kamloops Indian Residential School and later worked as both a cowboy and a heavy equipment operator.

He was also a popular Chief with the band and served as a member of council for more than 20 years. He helped build relationships with business and Kamloops leaders. He helped start the Mount Paul Industrial Park in the 1960s.

In 2010 he was inducted into the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife Delores, children, and other family members.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Moccasin Square Gardens.

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