July 10, 1921 – July 6, 2012
Just short of his 91st birthday, Dad left with the angels to go from his earthly home to his heavenly home where no pain and sadness can live.
He was born on July 10th, 1921 in Winnipeg, MB and had three other siblings, Gordon (June) in California, Frances (deceased), Evelyn (deceased). He is also survived by his wife, Norma, daughter, Georgia (Tony) in Campbell River, grandchildren, Alan in Vancouver, Amara (Cam), and Alison and great grandson, Kody in Victoria.
He served in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals with 3rd Canadian Division in World War II and was wounded in action.
Mum and he were married in 1946 and had 65 years together.
He started working for Canada Post, but his real vocation and avocation was ministry in the Church where he loved to preach and teach. He served parishes in Lanigan, SK, Regina, SK and North Vancouver, BC as well as other parishes on a temporary basis.
Dad loved a good joke, and was ready “at the hand” to help people with harvesting, painting or moving. Although, he was an avid Canucks fan, Dad had other sporting interests as well, such as, golf, curling and football. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, and was Padre of the North and West Vancouver branches of the Royal Canadian Legion.
I am thankful for the people (and you are many) who made his last journey dignified and comfortable, especially to those at New Horizons, to those who came to pray and visit, to Dr. deBruin for your advice and “housecalls.”
Celebration of Life will be at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Campbell River on July 18th at 1:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a contribution in Dad’s name may do so with the charity of their choice or Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) 4966 – 92nd Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, T6B 2V4.
Island Funeral Services