December 23, 1926 – February 9, 2013
Art passed quietly in Nanaimo Hospital on February 9, 2013 after a very brief illness. He was born in The Pas, Manitoba and is predeceased by his parents Connie and Henry Fishman, and recently his sister, Sheila Katz.
Art is survived by his special friend and partner, Irene; nephews Marshall and Abba Katz; niece Herriette Katz of Richmond Hill, Ontario; brother-in-law Barry Katz of Toronto, Ontario, and many extended family members and friends.
Art was a graduate of the University of Winnipeg and ran the family clothing store – Fishman’s North of 53 Ltd – in The Pas for many years. He also ran a photography business specializing in weddings. After moving to Qualicum Beach in the early 90’s, he kept himself busy taking pictures for his various lodges and, during the Christmas season, was Santa’s photographer.
Fraternally, Art was a member of Concord Lodge No. 79 in Parksville, Coville Lodge of Perfection No. 140, a life member of Pre-Cambrian Chaper No. 17 Royal Arch Masons in Flin-Flon, Manitoba, Gizeh Temple, Parksville-Qualicum Shrine Club, Arbutus Chapter No. 68, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Parksville-Qualicum Order of the Elk’s Lodge No. 589.
Honourable mention and thanks to neighbours Alex and Joyce Plonka who always watched over Art and were true neighbours in every sense of the word.
No flowers by request. Please consider a donation in Art’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.
An open house will be held in his honour at 542 Chester Road in Qualicum Beach on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm.
To send a condolence to the family please visit
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.