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“Georgette, Brenda and Chris. I'll always remember the good times with Marcel. "Oh Geez....." ”
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“Deeply sorry to hear of your loss. ”
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Lake Almanor resident Marcel Joseph Goris passed from this life at his residence Friday, November 10th, 2006.

Born seventy one years ago in Manitoba, Canada to the late Belgium natives Frank and Martha (Van Rumpi) Goris he was raised and educated in Canada before immigrating to the United States in 1961. He settled in Southern California residing in Glendale, CA from 1961 to 1978.

In 1978 Marcel purchased Lake Haven Resort and continued to operate it until retiring and selling the business in 2002. Marcel was an accomplished craftsman with wood. He was a talented cabinet builder and his beautiful work is installed in numerous homes and businesses in the area.

Marcels passion in life was that of the outdoors and fishing. He was a sought after expert on the fishing in and around Lake Almanor. He was a member of the Burbank Elks Lodge and attended the Chester/Lake Almanor Lodge on numerous occasions.

Marcel leaves in passing his daughter Brenda Michel of Sacramento, CA, son; Chris of Santa Rosa, CA, his precious granddaughter; Julienna Michel of Sacramento, CA, his former wife; Georgette Goris of Lincoln, CA, brothers; Florent and Leo Goris both of Canada and sister Julia Swick of Canada.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by one brother.

Following cremation at Fehrman Crematory, Quincy, CA a celebration of Marcel's life will take place at a later date. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any remembrances in Marcel's memory be made to the American Heart Association c/o Fehrman Mortuary P.O. Box 803 Greenville, CA 95947.

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