Gilbert Joseph “Bus”
1913 – 2006
Bus passed away September 25th after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Margaret; his two sons: Gilbert (Gail), Stephen (Martie); five grandchildren: Linda (Rick), Kimberley, Scot, Natalie, Katherine; three great-grandchildren: Kevin, Dana, and Brayden. Many nieces and nephews and many friends.
Bus was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, then moved to Penticton, where he lived for nine years with his parents and an older brother and younger sister.
They then moved to Vancouver where after leaving high school, he took a course at Sprott-Shaw Business School. He worked at Massey-Harris for awhile but when he tried logging he found he liked it best, and logged for 28 years.
In 1960 he bought a commercial troller and fished until 1978. Bus had been painting and doing a book called “Now Your Logging” in the off-season, and has been very well-known for them all across Canada.
Bus was very active in the Fanny Bay community for sixty years. He was Cub Master for many years at the local community hall, People’s Warden for the local church, a member of the IWA from 1952 until 1960, when he went commercial fishing.
There will be a Memorial Service at the United Community Church in Union Bay at 1:00pm on October 21, followed by a reception at the Fanny Bay Community Hall at 2:00pm.
We would like to thank Dr. Tancon, and the wonderful caring staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital ECU.