WW2 Veteran, Father, Grandfather, Cancer Survivor, Aviator, Inventor, Adventurer … passed away September 4, 2016 in the comfort of his own home in his 92nd year.
Born in Glendale, California February 14, 1925. A move to Oregon during the Great Depression instilled in him a lifelong appreciation for learning and self sufficiency. An honours degree in Math and Physics was interrupted by the War. Entering Europe through Omaha Beach a few weeks after D-Day he fought for future generations in France, Germany, Belgium and Eastern Europe.
After the War a restlessness led him to turn down an employment opportunity at Livermore to pursue graduate studies in Stockholm and Oregon. A chance fishing trip to Northern BC during a break from school opened the door to an entirely new adventure. Meeting his soulmate and future wife while teaching in Dawson Creek he remained in the North for a number of years, working, raising a family, and exploring the wide open spaces. Further stops in Vancouver and Logan Lake preceded his final home here in Vernon.
He now continues on ahead as he always did, off to see what lies around the next curve in the road or bend in the river. He will be sorely missed.
Pre-deceased by his wife Patricia and son Jon. Survived by his sons Greg (Wendy) and Chris (Michele) and his grandsons Nathan, Jamie, Aidan and Torin.
Special thanks to Dr. Ken Perrier, the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and the band AMISTAD for helping make his final years so rich.
Celebration of Life will be held at the Schubert Centre (3503 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC) on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm. Funeral arrangements were in the care of VERNON FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-0155. Condolences may be offered at vernonfuneralhome.com