Bert Van Shaik

Van Shaik, Bert

September 2, 2017

Bert passed away peacefully on September 2, 2017 at the age of 96.

He was predeceased by his wife Vivian, son Bert, partner Arlene and brothers Henry, Jack and Martin.

He is remembered by nieces and nephews and many close friends.

Bert was born at Goat River, BC and came to the Cowichan Valley as a young man to work with his brothers.

He spent his entire career of 50 years in the forest industry, working primarily as a faller.

He was a life member of the Duncan Elks Lodge No. 69.

Thank you to Dr. Bass for his many years of professional care and also the kind staff at Cowichan District Hospital and Cerwydden Care Home.

At Bert’s request no service will be held.


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