Victor St. John Hartley passed away on Mar. 28, 2005 at The Lynnwood Residence in Chilliwack at age 87 years.
He was born Feb. 9, 1918 in Grassy Plains, now part of Prince George.
Vic is survived by his daughters, Patty Matthews (Philip), and Diane Whittaker of Chilliwack, sons Campbell of Winnipeg and Michael (Janina) of Germany, 9 grandchildren: Julie (Jim), Creston; Cameron (Melanie), Vancouver; Zoe (Dan), Courtenay; Cricket, Galen, Victoria; Cloe (Paul), Deep Cove; Jason, (Angie), New Denver, Anias and Julian, Germany; 9 great-grandchildren, and his sister Patty Marks of Ladner.
He was predeceased by his wife Jacqui, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and grandson Peter.
Victor loved his job as a pharmacist / manager for Cunningham Drugs and later Shoppers Drug Mart. In his spare time he loved golfing, playing cards, and fishing on his boat with his buddies.
Dad was a real character with a zest for life, a great attitude towards people and a very sharp wit. He was an entertaining story teller. His friends and family remember many good times listening to him play “boogie woogie” on the piano. Everyone that knew Dad enjoyed his company immensely and his sense of humour kept him going for 87 years.
He will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Sat., April 2, 2005 at Patty & Phil’s home, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon, in Victor’s name.