December 28th, 1942 – December 6th, 2014He is predeceased by his parents, Evie and Tommy Mayo and brother Ken Mayo. He is survived by his children Anna, Shannon, Michelle, Christian, Jeffrey and Jennifer, his grandchildren Isaiah, Grayson, Kayla, Jarret, Matthew, Will, Aiden, Maria and Samantha, great grandchildren Ashton, Landon, Marley and Van, godchildren Matthew and Leticia and oldest boyhood friend and ‘brother’ Red Baker.
A skipper, captain and fisherman, Jeffrey’s heart was at sea. The time spent on his boat, on the water was his place of restfulness, calm, wrapped in a Cowichan sweater, hand on the tiller or wheel. He was also a green thumb. His gardens, greenhouses, vegetables and flowers were a magical display and his love for growing was apparent in the jungle of food you could see on his farm from a mile away.
Jeffrey’s charm and infectious humor captivated anyone that knew him. His fervent ability to story tell, drew people into his life and into his gentle heart.
We know you are dancing wild and free, smiling, laughing and sharing your contagious self into your next story. You will have it your way, you always did and we will always find heaps of laughter in your tenacious commitment to get what you want. Thank you for being your wild yet gentle self and for giving us a storm of memories. We are missing you in every moment and are down here with a lifetime of loving memories of you. We love, love, love you Dad.
A ceremony and celebration of life will be held at the K’omoks First Nations Big House, 3320 Comox Ave, Friday December 12th at 2 pm. We will gather around an indoor fire, please dress warmly and bring a lap blanket and/or cushion. Food and beverages will be served and we welcome everyone to share stories and memories.