Victor TOOP

TOOP; Victor Ellwood

Vic passed away peacefully on November 30th, with his wife and children at his side. He fought a quiet battle with cancer, uncomplaining for 5 years. His dedication to family and farming never wavered and it helped him through the hardest days. Vic lived his entire life in Chilliwack. He spent a few years trying different careers, but his love of farming always drew him home. He took great pride in being recognized with the Century Farm Award in January 2015, to mark more than 100 years (5 generations) of dairying in the Toop family. Vic leaves behind his wife Karen of 46 years, his children Michelle Godfrey (Doug) and Jim Toop (Tara), as well as his 4 grandchildren – Brett and Logan Godfrey, and Emerson and McKenna Toop. He is also survived by sisters Donna Pedde, Pat Gill and Louise Mitchell (Wally), as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. His involvement over the years with farming and soccer enabled him to make many close and long-lasting friendships. He was predeceased by his parents, Ellwood and Edie Toop, brothers-in-law Ken Pedde and Richard Gill, nephews Don and Bob Pedde, niece Kathy Pedde. Vic and Karen enjoyed some travelling, including cruises to sunny spots and Alaska, Maui was their favourite. They also enjoyed Mardis Gras and Mexico but Vic’s favourite place to spend time was at the cabin on Horse Lake. Many happy days were spent fishing, sitting by the campfire or on the deck with as many family and friends as possible – with a rum and coke in his hand. But where Vic was happiest was on the tractor and at the barn – that’s who he was… Specials thanks to Dr. Keith and all the chemo nurses who gave him much encouragement during his journey. Also to Dr. Scott Markey for his remarkable support. A Celebration of Vic’s life will be held on January 7th, 2017 at Atchelitz Hall, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Online condolences can be made at

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