As per his wishes, Homer passed away at home, with his family by his side after a hard fought battle with cancer.
He was born on a farm in Euphemia Township, Shetland, Ontario the ninth out of ten children to parents John and Annie.
He is survived by his loving family: wife Sally of 57 years; daughters Cindy Cyr (Don), Susan Jeffery (Len), sons Brad and Graeme Smith; grandchildren Shane, Corey, Darren and Melanie Cyr, Kendall, Miranda and Collin Motherwell, and Madelyn Smith; step-granddaughters Kaeley and Courtney Jeffery; three precious great-grandchildren Lucas, Azaleah and Hailey; sisters Mary Williams (Ross) and Janet Millard both of Chatham, Ontario; sisters in-law Margaret Smith of Ontario, Doreen Townsend of Courtney; brother in-law Gary Townsend (Shirley) of Duncan and many, many nieces and nephews.
After a stint in the Navy in the 1950’s Homer headed west settling in Duncan in 1957 where he spent most of his years driving chip trucks for Arrow and later Doman’s and Trans Isle Freightways, retiring in 1998.
Homer was a volunteer driver with the Kiwanis Ambulance Service for several years ending in 1974. After retiring he volunteered at the Cowichan Exhibition and was a long-time member of the Duncan Curling Club.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Gilbert, Dr. Masuda and the staff of Community Home Care Nursing. Special thanks to Sharon.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 25 at Cowichan Exhibition’s Mellor Hall, 7380 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Homer’s memory to the Enterostomal Therapy Education Fund through the ET Clinic at Royal Jubilee Hospital, phone 250-370-8235.
Online condolences may be offered at hwwallacebc.com