June 26, 1921 – December 2, 2015
Dad was a very proud, quiet and private man. He was a shoemaker by trade, also an all-around handyman. He was very resourceful, and able to make or build anything that he put his mind to. He loved his garden and fruit trees.
Dad arrived in Tahsis, BC in 1950 to work in the Sawmill and he lived there until two weeks before he died. He ran the Bull Saw for the longest time and I was fortunate enough to work running the Double Arbour Saw right near him. After a short time my mother and my two brothers (John and Bill) moved to Tahsis. I was born down the inlet at Esperanza Mission Hospital in 1954.
Dad passed peacefully with his son Don and grandson Nicholas by his side. Even though we are sad to lose him we are happy that he is now with our mom, Maria and his best friend Ted Swider. They are united once again having a coffee and a good conversation about the past few years that they have been apart.
Dad will be missed by his sons; John (Laurie), granddaughter Darcy, Bill and Don (Debbie), grandchildren Katrina (Dav), Nicholas (Jenn) and Mary. He was very proud of his great grandchildren: Mischa, Aleks and little Miriam Laurin. Dad will be sadly missed by Ted’s wife Marta and their children Stan and Lynda. It was great that all of us got to spend sometime with dad in the last week.
I would like to thank Dr. Davyduke for taking care of my mom and dad for so many years. They always like “That blonde lady doctor.”
The clock of life is wound but once
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour
now is the only time you own
Live, Love, toil with a will
place no faith in time
For the clock may soon stand still
Dad’s clock is now still. Rest in Peace and know that you were loved.
There will be a graveside service at Elk Falls Cemetery on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 1:00PM.