Long time resident of Quadra Island and the West Coast, Dan LeClere, passed away peacefully in Fort St. John December 6, 2014.
He leaves behind his loving wife Audrey. They had celebrated their 70th anniversary in September.
Together they had many grand adventures during their life, working side by side.
Dan is also survived by their son Dan (Lily) of Quadra Island, daughters Yvonne Charlesworth of Rose Prairie and Cynthia (Joel) of Fort St. John as well as his sister Vyvian McMillan of Revelstoke. His brother Albert predeceased him. He had 7 grandchildren: Paul, Susy, Brian, Erin, Jesse, Joleen and Kathleen and 8 great-grandchildren: Paul Jr., Alana, Trenton, Danny, Mica, Carmine, Donovan and Elliot.
Dan was a builder of magnificent wooden boats, of which most are still plying the coastal waters of British Columbia; Fair Helene, named for his mother but later renamed the Fair Heidi by new owners, West Wind IIII, Charbon, Miss Barbara and many more. Take a walk down any fishing dock on Vancouver Island and you will probably see a wooden fishing boat Dan either built or worked on.
Dan and Audrey moved to Quadra Island in 1961 and lived in Heriot Bay until they embarked on their next adventure and bought a farm in the Peace River area where Cyndi, Joel and their family had moved.
He loved that farm and enjoyed the wide-open sky and rolling hills of the North Peace.
He chose a beautiful crisp sparkling full moon night to make his journey. He will be profoundly missed by us all.