Prayers were answered and Dad received his heavenly reward on August 27, 2015.
His life was committed to “being a servant of the Gospel”. That life purpose took him from his birthplace in England to India where he served as a soldier during the Second World War. His military training and experiences were instrumental in shaping his subsequent years. Upon returning to England, he attended Spurgeon’s Theological College, met and married his wife, Winifred. Together they returned to India, Dad as missionary and pastor (primarily at Bombay Baptist Church) with Mom (d.,2001) as a nurse.
As the family grew, they returned to England. Dad pastored there for several years before he packed up his family and headed to Canada in the early 60’s. Dad and Mom served in Baptist churches in Ontario (Kenora & New Liskeard), Manitoba (Thompson) and BC (Port Alberni, Mill Bay). They finally settled down in Mill Bay, BC where they built their first home.
Their three boys (Chris, David and Peter) were raised to enjoy their surroundings and each found a spouse (Ruth, Judy, and Annette) from each province. The family included 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Pets were a big part of Dad’s life and especially in his later years he would care for any he found. We expect to find him in heaven doing the same.
We will miss his stories and perspective on modern life but rejoice that he is free of the pain he felt in his latter years. We are also very grateful to his friends and care givers who made his days comfortable.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday Sept 8th.