Arthur J. Lancashire

May 15, 1930-January 16, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur at 6am January 16, 2015. He was a resident of New Horizons Community of Care, suffering with dementia for just over two years.

Predeceased by his parents Arthur Sr. and Sarah Lancashire; siblings Horace (Betty), William (Violet), John and Laverne (Bob).

Arthur is deeply mourned by his loving wife Helen, of 58 years; sister Audrey (Fred); son Walter (Fely), daughter Tracey (Bill), grandchildren Erin (Simon), Sol (Dorothy), Rosellen (Jim), and Leo, step-grandchildren Ophelia and Amelia; great-grandchildren Ryder, Marley, Matthew, Ella, and step-great-grandchild Thomas as well as many nieces and nephews.

Art was born in Corbin, BC and attended school in Wellington and Bevan. He later went on to work in a plywood mill in Port Alberni, Pacific Mills Store in Ocean Falls and the Comox Creamery. After that, he went to work at Crown Zellerbach Mill as a steam engineer from 1952-1970. From there Art went on to the Campbell River District General Hospital working in the boiler room and as maintenance until retirement in 1990. Art made many friends in all aspects of his life. He enjoyed his retirement fishing, camping and gardening. He enjoyed bus trips, reading and western movies and books.

The family would like to thank Dr. Friedrichs for the care he gave Art until Art moved to New Horizons. A very special thank you to Dr. Coetzee, nurses and staff for all the care and compassion given to Art while a resident of New Horizons.

A celebration of Art’s Life will be held Saturday, February 7th at the Eagles Hall, 1999-14th Ave from 12pm to 3pm. Refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice.


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