Mar. 2, 1932 – Dec. 15, 2010

Dad passed away peacefully on December 15, 2010 at Eden Care Home at the age of 78.

We are deeply grateful to the staff at Eden for their kindness and love given to Dad and our family during the two years that he was there.

Dad is survived by his wife of 60 years Shirley, his daughters Patty (Darryl), Jean (Paul) and sons Randy (Maggie), Doug (Tammy) and Jerome, his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters Jean and Tootsie. He will be deeply missed by all.

Dad was predeceased by his parents Michael and Margaret, his son Michael, brothers Joe and Chet and sister Maggie.

Dad leaves a legacy of memories that will forever be remembered by his family – be it his worldly knowledge of all things to do with the planet earth or its surrounding skies.His interest was often a teaching tool for his grandchildren that included long walks on the beach in Tofino showing them what lived in the ocean, peering through a telescope at night pointing out the planets and constellations, or lying on the deck at midnight to watch the meteorite showers.

He loved to share any bits of information that he learned while reading his many books – they were his personal salvation.

The Family wishes to invite you to a Celebration of Dad’s life to be held on January 15, 2011 at the Columbia Valley Community Centre, 1202 Kosikar Rd., Columbia Valley from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Your suffering is over, Dad. Be at peace. You will be in our hearts forever.

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