MONTGOMERY, Wilfred Douglas ‘Monty’
September 17, 1938 – April 23, 2007
Monty passed away peacefully in St. Joseph’s Hospital with his family by his side. Predeceased by his parents, parents-in-law, brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Monty will be lovingly missed by his wife of 43 years, Corinne; daughters: Dana (Eric) of Victoria, Colette (David) of Comox and Tracey of Courtenay; sister Carolyn of Toronto; his grandchildren he so dearly cherished: Michael, Cody, Georgia, Kenzie and Kassidy; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Monty served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 27 years. He toured the world sailing on Canada’s destroyers, flying Trackers and in the Argus as an observer. Due to his medical condition, he stopped flying and served as a military drug and alcohol counselor for 10 years. During his time in the service he made many friends and took great delight in a good party where he would entertain all with his guitar and renditions of songs like “Kansas City”. He was also honored with many awards throughout his military career. Upon retiring from the service he was engaged as the Administrator of the Comox Valley Recovery Centre. He was well-liked and very respected by all in the community and in the field. His love of golfing, music and incredible sense of humor never ceased even when the arthritis became so difficult. He enjoyed all sports both as an athlete and fan. Nothing beat a good game, a bag of Ruffles chips and a can of pop. He loved animals, especially his dogs and watching the hummingbirds. He will be deeply missed and will stay forever in our hearts. “We love you Pappy.”
A Memorial Service will be held at St. George’s United Church on Monday, April 30th at 3:00 PM. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Arthritis Society and/or the SPCA.