October 31, 1930 – September 12, 2012
“Gene” passed away peacefully in the Campbell River Hospital with the love of his family surrounding him.
Gene has always possessed the ability to build anything and everything. Being a welder as a young man, he began by building his own motorcycle (attached with a great story of course), and moved on to building all of his own homes with great care and precision. This meant climbing mountains to chip rock for the walls, and collecting wood blocks from the bush to cut shakes for the roof.
Gene didn’t stop at houses, as he was a fine boat builder as well, which led him into a career as a commercial fisherman. He continued on from there into construction, before retiring in Black Creek to pursue his passion of “Extreme Gardening”. For all who has had the pleasure of experiencing his flowers, vegetables and fruit, they will remember him for his love of growing.
Eugene is survived by his son, Robin, daughter, Joanne Menagh (David), predeceased by daughter, Debra Jean, predeceased by son, Terrance Dale, predeceased by his dog and best friend, Kubie. Grandchildren, Mike, Tyler, Stevi, Arin, Rheanna, Melanie, Sara and 6 great grand children whom he loved with all his heart.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Robert Ramsey and nurse Carman for their compassion they gave to Gene on his final days.
Island Funeral Services