Art was born in Vancouver, BC on September 15, 1926 and died at home in Comox, BC on December 29, 2013. He was predeceased by his parents John and Esther, sisters Edith Tinckler and Marilyn Healey. Art will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Elaine, daughters, Rosanne (Lyle Courtney, deceased), and Lynn (Brian) Brown, grandsons Logan and Scott Brown. He will also be missed by his sisters Evelyn and Lynda Tinckler, brother Austin (Edda), Sister-in-law Margaret Rutledge, nephews Barry, Blair and Andy Rogers, Glen Tinckler, nieces Diana (Gordon) Waterman, Laura and Michelle and their families.
Art was veteran of WWII and member of the Comox Legion. He worked as a Professional Purchasing Agent. He met Elaine Rogers from Fanny Bay in 1950 and they married in 1952. They lived for 3 1/2 years in Chemainus before moving to Burnaby for the next 36 years. In 1972 they purchased the “Beach House” next to her parents at Fanny Bay. This became the joy of Art’s life, fishing, barbeques and family reunions. In 1991 they retired to Comox and Art became very involved at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, the Sonshine Lunch Club for 16 years and driving the cancer Van for the Canadian Cancer Society. His great joy was his grandsons Logan and Scott attending their hockey and soccer games in Nanaimo and tournaments throughout BC became his first priority.
Art had many physical challenges but put forth a cheerful smile, kind word and a friendly greeting.
Grateful thanks to his nephews for fishing trips, sharing stories so nice for him to enjoy. To his friends at St. Peter’s care packages, coffee, visits and breakfasts you made life bearable these last few months. To the Comox Valley Home Nurses and Care Aides – Blessings to you all. Dr. Trevor Shoesmith your kind consideration of his wishes.
Services will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 218 Church St., Comox on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm.
Donations may be made to St. Peter’s Unity (Food) Cupboard, 218 Church St. Comox, BC V9M 2G3 or Sonshine Lunch Club c/o/ St. Georges United Church, 505 – 6th St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1M5.