WOOLMAN, Lewis Harry
April 21, 1942 – December 28, 2010
Lew passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side, following a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
At the end of Lew’s life, he could look back and say: “My life has been an adventure; I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do, and I’ve had fun doing it.”
Growing up as seventh generation in the Comox Valley, he was an entrepreneur from an early age: he had a paper route, sold cards door-to-door, and stripped Cascara bark from trees to sell. He later made his way through university, attaining his Masters of Business Administration, and thereafter had a professorship at the University of British Columbia. He then worked independently as a Management Consultant, and also spent time building up his Vidette Lake Gold Mine Resort. Later he built his home in Dove Creek, before moving to Comox. Late in life he owned and managed the Shady Maples mobile home park in Campbell River, which he maintained until the end.
Lew was a very healthy, active person all through his life. He enjoyed fishing and was a guide at Painter’s Lodge in the early ’60’s. He also enjoyed sailing, skiing, and taking his dog out for long walks.
Lew was predeceased by his mother and father in early 2010; and by his two infant daughters. Lew is survived by one son, two daughters, one brother, and his extended family.
There will be no funeral, by request. A memorial service will be held in the Spring. Condolences and tributes may be sent to the family by visiting www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com