April 19, 1930 – December 21, 2019
Dad passed away suddenly but in his own way, tenacious and king of his castle to the very end. Born in Merritt into a pioneering lumber family, Dad moved to Pitt Meadows early in his life when his father, Henry, purchased a shingle mill at the foot of Argyle Street in Vancouver along with equipment, horses and shingle bolts at Suicide Creek, which then became Meeker Cedar Products.
Dad held a variety of jobs after graduating. He obtained his Psychiatric Nursing Degree and was a sales rep for the pharmaceutical company, Parke Davis, for many years before gaining his Real Estate Licence in 1968. He had an avid interest in pharmaceuticals and his competitive nature and ability to charm combined to ensure he was successful in both endeavours. As a contributing member of the community, Dad was elected as the President of the Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce in 1979 and served as an Alderman in Pitt Meadows in the 80’s. More recently, he was named as one of the Citizens of the
Century by the City of Pitt Meadows and we are proud of that distinction.
Golf, driving, history, politics and aviation were favourites of dad’s and he could tell you anything and more about American presidents and major news events, and, yes, he loved CNN too. He was an opinionated sort, and raised some opinionated children, and we have all had some very interesting and very heated debates with Dad over the years.
Dad is survived by his brother Henry in Minneapolis, three children, Michelle, Jordan and Calvin, 3 grandchildren, Coryell, Justin and Andrea and 2 great grand babes, Hudson and Oliver and other extended family.
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