Arthur James Pratico (Art) of Princeton passed away after a brief illness at Princeton General Hospital on January 13, 2014 at the age of 64 years.

Art was born in Princeton on November 1, 1949, was raised, and spent his entire life in Princeton. In 1969 he married Linda Blank, his high school sweetheart and they were together for almost 46 years.

Art was a dedicated miner. In fact he was the third generation of five (so far). You could say it was in his blood.

He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Linda, son Rick (Eva) and daughter Shelly (John) and, grandchildren; Lily, Ashley, Bailey, Amy, and John.

The family would like to extend their thanks to friends, neighbours and family for all of their kindness and support.

A Celebration of Art’s life will be held at a later date; details to follow.

Donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 or visit .

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