Pardiac – Albert William “Bert” of Comox, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sunday January 7, 2007. Predeceased by his parents, Adam and Rose; his son Ronald and sister Irene; he is survived and will be dearly missed by his loving wife Christine; daughters: Donna (Jim), Phyllis (Brent), and Rosemary (Dale); son Christopher (Margaret); grandchildren: Liza, Marc (Sara), Amy, Adam, Angela, Crystal, Tina and Leslie; great-grandson Hayden; sister Leona; brother Gus (Pat), Roy (Janet), and Don (Bonnie) and their families.
Bert served overseas during World War II where he met Christine, whom he later married. He was a well-known fisherman, who fished the westcoast of British Columbia and Alaska for over 40 years. His strength of spirit helped him overcome many illnesses over some 20 years. A private family celebration of his life will take place at a later date. Comox Valley Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1101 RYAN ROAD, entrusted with arrangements.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
The world may change from year to year
And friends from day to day,
But never will the one I loved
From memory pass away.