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  Reginald Gordon Humphreys  1924- 2009

 

HUMPHREYS Reginald Gordon November 16, 1924 - November 4, 2009 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Wednesday, November 4,2009 at Arrowsmith Lodge. Predeceased by his sister, Kathleen, Reg is survived by his loving wife Shirley, daughter Lynn, son John (Mami), siblings Marjorie and Allyn.

 

He will be remembered fondly by his five grandchildren, Adam, Jillian, Kristina (Dan), Tommy and Jacquie. Reg was a loving husband, proud father and caring grandfather truly devoted to the well being of his family. Born in Yorkton, Saskachewan, one of four, he spent his youth with family in Ottawa. During the Second World War, Reg was trained as a pilot for the air force, one of his many accomplishments.

 

After the war, he earned his law degree from UBC. As a young lawyer in Kamloops he met the love of his life, a public health nurse, Shirley. Together with two children they enjoyed a very active outdoor and community minded life (one of Sun Peaks founders). They moved to West Vancouver in 1964 for new challenges and to further his law career. These years were spent with exceptional friendships, sailing, skiing, golfing and traveling the world. They retired to Nanoose Bay in 1991.

 

The past 18 years have been full as active grandparents, with continued travel, outdoor pursuits and strong involvement in the community. The family sends a warm thank you to the wonderful staff at Arrowsmith Lodge whose kindness and professionalism surpassed our expectations.

 

 A memorial service will be held at 2 o'clock on Friday, November 13, 2009 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Nanoose bay. The family would like Reg to be remembered by donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

 

Reg, we will always remember your sound advice, engaging presence, the sparkle in your eye and your fabulous easy  laugh..

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from November 10 to November 12, 2009