March 26, 1931 – July 30, 2022
After 91 wonderful years our father, grandad, teammate, and friend peacefully passed on July 30th in Comox, BC. He will be dearly missed by his children Bruce (Judy), Jane and Ross (Kimberly), his grandchildren Tayler, Lauren and Jamison, and extended family in Vancouver, Alberta, and Oregon.
Born in Vancouver, he attended Britannia High School and UBC (BComm 1955) where he captained the varsity rugby team, eventually earning a place in the UBC Big Block Club. Upon graduation he joined the Hudson Bay Company where he worked for 34 years in various management positions in Vancouver and Montreal.
He married his high school sweetheart Audrey Butler in 1959 and they would go on to raise a family over 35 years.
Upon retirement in 1991 he took his dream trip to 26 Major League Baseball stadiums with longtime pal Doug Davis and always had a special place in his heart for the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays.
He was a fixture at the North Shore Winter Club well into his eighties and loved playing bridge with his HBC friends. He could also be found at the Knight & Day restaurant with his ex-Britannia Rugby pals and playing cards and traveling to California, Mexico, and the Caribbean with long-time companion Yvonne Hughes.
Later in life he would settle in the Comox Valley at Little River, BC where he was lovingly cared for by daughter Jane Carson and regularly received visits from family and friends. He loved walks to Kin Beach, fish & chips at the Griffin Pub and the Glacier View Day Program.
Special thanks to Dr. Ganiyu and the staff and volunteers at The Views for the wonderful care and attention over the last six months.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation for the rebuilding of The Views at St. Joseph’s would be greatly appreciated.
A celebration of life service will be held in North Vancouver in October.
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