June 17, 1941 – June 5, 2022
Perrin passed away Sunday, 5th June 2022, just short of his 81st birthday.
Perrin is survived and missed terribly by his wife Lesley, daughters JoAnne (Matthew) and Michelle (Andy), and sons Michael (Daniel), Alan (Bianca) and Jim, along with his four grandchildren Henry, Kyleigh, Josephine and Jack. Perrin will also be missed by his extended family here in Canada and in the UK.
Perrin was born in London, England and was a lover of the sea. An engineer by profession, he joined the Merchant Navy at a young age and travelled to ports around the world, going through the Panama and Suez Canals a number of times. He always had a wealth of stories to share from that period of his life.
After he emigrated to Canada from England in 1970, along with his beloved Lotus sports car, Perrin worked in the pulp and paper industry and retired from SFU Facilities Management.
Perrin loved all things mechanical and cars in particular – he ice raced VW Beetles on local lakes and competed with his Datsun race cars at the old Westwood track in Coquitlam as well as south of the border.
When he and Lesley retired to Coldstream, he found a new interest in tractors and completely rebuilt an old Fordson Major which he used to compete in agricultural events and participate in local parades. He was a member of the Shuswap Pioneer Club helping other tractor enthusiasts with their machinery.
Perrin was also active in the local community, a member of both the North Okanagan Optimist Club and the Vernon Gyro Club and volunteered with Gleaners.
The family is appreciative of the care and kindness shown to him throughout his long stay in VJH and at Noric House where he spent his last months, and will gather at a later date to celebrate his life.
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