Arthur John (Woody) Woodman

Arthur John (Woody) Woodman

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Arthur John (Woody) Woodman of Courtenay, BC. Woody is remembered by his wife Joanne, daughter Christine (Patrick) Judge, grandsons Andrew and Greg. Woody was predeceased by his brother Reg (Jean) and leaves his brothers and sister in Cornerbrook, Nfld. Walter (Patsy), Mel (Shirley), Clarence (Rita), Harry (Maureen), Derrick, Brenda Woodman-Gordon and his sister in Maple Ridge, BC, Neta (Richard) Williamson.

Woody was in the Canadian Air Force from 1968 to 1998 and was stationed at CFB Cold Lake, CFB Gander and retired at CFB Comox. He was a member of the Canadian Legion and enjoyed many Friday evenings with his friends playing darts and sharing stories.

Woody spent the last 42 years with the love of his life and soul mate. He was a true outdoorsman and never happier than when he was sharing his love of camping, hunting and fishing with Joanne. Christine and Pat gave him the gift of two wonderful grandsons and “Pop” loved every minute he spent with his Digger and Trout. Uncle Woody was a favourite with his nephews and nieces and they looked forward to every visit, even when his snoring sounded like there was a lion in the basement. Woody loved children and was never too busy to joke around or tease them. He had a gift for making children laugh and during his many summers camping at Fair Harbour he was called The Pied Piper of Fair Harbour.

There will be no service at Woody’s request and in lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the charity of your choice.

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