1930 – 2015
Ashleigh, often known as “Paddy,” was born in Northern Ireland in 1930, and died peacefully in Victoria on December 21st 2015. He studied medicine at Queen’s University in Belfast, where he won the prestigious Symington medal, before practising medicine in England, Labrador, Ghana, and at sea. He married Beryl in 1964, and they made their home in Parry Sound, Ontario. In 1971, the family moved to BC where he became a partner in the Vernon Medical Clinic. He loved sailing, skiing and tennis. He was a Rotarian Paul Harris Fellow, as well as an active member of All Saints Anglican Church. “Paddy” retired in 1993 and moved to Victoria, at which time he reclaimed his birth name of Ashleigh. In Victoria, Ashleigh loved to walk beside the ocean. His passions included the work of Sorrento Centre and of Doctors Without Borders, as well as making marmalade, watching birds, and doing cryptic crosswords. Celebrating his life, and forever remembering him with blueberry cheesecake are his loving family: wife Beryl, daughter Jennifer (Mark), sons Peter (Christina) and Tom (Louisa), grandchildren Chloe, Eben, Eric, Abigail, Tyla, and Levi, and sister-in-law Marion. No flowers, please: gifts in Ashleigh’s memory may be sent to Sorrento Centre.
A service of Thanksgiving will be held in Victoria January 9th.