January 20, 1927 – June 2, 2016
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
Born in Victoria, Cyril loved sports. As a young man, he played lacrosse for the Victoria Shamrocks, soccer for the City of Victoria and a round of golf at Colwood Golf Course after work.
Cyril finished his apprenticeship as a machinist at G.B. Murdie in Victoria. Married the love of life Angela in 1955.
Cyril began working at the Elk Fall Pulp and Paper Mill in 1964 in the Machine Shop and soon moved Angela and their 3 young children to Campbell River to start a new life. He ran many pieces of equipment during his time at Elk Falls but his favorite was the Big Lathe.
Cyril was a perfectionist and could build or fix anything. He was an active member of the Campbell River Curling Club for many years
Cyril loved hunting, fishing, time at the beach digging for clams and picking oysters, camping with Angela at Loveland Bay and time spent in his garden and with his family. Cyril and Angela loved their home at Storries Beach and spent many summer evenings sitting on their deck watching the boats and cruise ships go by.
Cyril was always the coach. He coached all of his kids sports teams, lacrosse, baseball, and curling.
Cyril loved old airplanes and spent many hours building and painting models. He displayed them throughout the house.
Cyril lost Angela in 2002 and remained in the family home until February of this year.
Thank you for the wonderful support of kind neighbours and the Evergreen ladies who allowed Cyril to remain in his home as long as he did.
Thank you to Dr. Friderichs and to the staff at Sunshine Manor for your kindness, care and support.
Cyril leaves his daughters Chris (Burt) and Toni (Mike), son Steve (Shirley) and his 4 grandchildren Kelsie, Travis, Steven & Curtis.
Private family arrangements.