December 12, 1940-November 10, 2008
Lovingly remembered by his family
Wife Vi, Daughters Karen & Christine, Sons In Law John Petersen and Rob Magee; Grandchildren Myles, Nevin, Erin,,Jacob, Molly and Luke.
He was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. Served 10 years in the Royal Canadian Navy in Victoria and Halifax (transported the first peacekeepers to Cypress on the HMCS Bonaventure).
Was Pipe Major of Naden Pipe Band in Esquimalt. Graduated from University of Victoria and BCIT with Bachelor of Education. Arrived in Terrace August, 1969 to teach at the brand new Caledonia Senior High School. He taught in the wood and metal shops for 20 years.
He was an active member of the Kinsmen Club. Involved in raising funds for the Arena and Swimming pool and along with his students built log cabins for Kiddies Camp.
He was a man of many talents – Played the bagpipes, guitar and banjo – Sang many a song!! Was a talented “Mr. Fixit” building furniture, fences and decks.
He loved history, cooking, fishing, a good joke, his family and friends.
May he finally find peace!!
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ladies Auxiliary, Mills Memorial Hospital.
The family would like to thank everyone
for their thoughts, kindness, flowers and support.