Victor Anysysmiw

Victor Anysysmiw

February 25, 1942- May 18, 2015

Born in Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1952, Victor grew up in Quebec and had mastered five languages by the young age of twelve.

Victor joined the Royal Canadian Navy where he was trained in his passion: diving.

It was on a cross Canada vacation from Grand Bend, Ontario to Vancouver Island, that Victor and his young family discovered the beautiful Comox Valley, and moved here shortly thereafter.

Victor was one of the pioneers of the geoduck industry, having harvested his first geoduck while diving in the shallows off the Comox Bar in 1977.

Victor retired to South Western Ontario and has lived in the Welland area for the past many years.

Victor is survived by his two sons Victor Jr. and Paul, and his two grandchildren. A service was held in Welland, Ontario May 21, 2015.

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