WOODS, Bernard William (Woody)
92, Comox, B.C. passed away peacefully in St. Joseph’s Hospital on March 12, 2012.
Born in Birmingham, England in 1920, he was the son of the late William and Bett (Stevenson) Woods of Shirley, England. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Robert) McKinnon, Wilmot, Nova Scotia; grandchildren Sharlene (Chris) Depage, Calgary, AB, Jeff McKinnon, Halifax, NS; great granddaughter, Makenna Depage, Calgary, AB; sister Margaret (Jack) Horn, Shirley, England.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years Rose (Fanning), his sisters, Betty (David) Stanley, Warwick, England, Joan (Dick) Reynolds, South Africa, brothers Fred (Marjorie) and Godfrey (Charlotte) South Africa.
He served in the RAF during WW2 and was stationed in England and Debert, NS, where he met his future wife Rose. After the war he worked for a time in the coal mines in Stellerton, NS. In 1949, he enlisted in the RCAF and was stationed in Trenton ON, Greenwood NS, MacDonald MB, No.2 Wing France, Comox, BC and St. Hubert PQ.
After retiring from the RCAF he worked for the RCMP in Vancouver BC. He retired to Comox in 1988. He was a passionate golfer and a member of the Comox Golf Course for over 50 years. He enjoyed playing pool with his friends on Tuesdays at the Evergreens, Courtenay, BC and having lunch with his buddies on Thursdays at the d’Esterre, Comox, BC. After his wife’s death he volunteered at Glacierview Lodge to help feed the patients.
A special thank you to Dr. Doug Anderson for the kind and wonderful care and devotion to Mom & Dad over the years. Also, thanks to all his many close friends at Glacierview, the Comox Golf Club, Chelsea Court, and his church who assisted him during his illness.
Private family arrangements entrusted to the Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay, BC. There will be no funeral services by request.