THOMSON Robert (Bert) Thomas. Passed away peacefully at Comox Valley Seniors Village, Courtenay on Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the age of 85. Bert was born on August 17, 1926 in Matsqui, BC and moved to Nicomen Island with his parents Tom and Rosa shortly thereafter. He spent many of his early years working on his father’s farm and then together with wife Lois on their own dairy farm on Nicomen Island. He left to take on milk testing career with the DHIA, first to Royston in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and then to Ladner in 1966 while servicing Delta/ Richmond. He then moved on to a long term janitorial role with the Delta School District. He retired from the school district and took full time employment looking after his yard and garden helping to keep family and friends supplied with fruit and vegetables. Pre-deceased by his wife, Lois , daughter, Vickie brother, Kenneth and sisters, Vernice, Dorothy and Agnes. Survived by son Bill (Penny), Grandchildren Ross, Kyle, Janet and Michael, great grandchildren, Dominic, Ariel, Ethan, Xander, Hannah, and Henry, brother Stewart (Inga) and sisters Margaret (Dudley) and Marion.
Special thanks to Dr. Russell-Atkinson and management and staff at Comox Valley Seniors Village for their care and compassion. A celebration of life will be held at the Fisherman’s Hall, 4481 Savoy Street, Ladner on Saturday November 12, 2011, 1:00 pm.