Passed away peacefully at Qualicum Manor, Qualicum Beach, on September 25, 2012 at age 94 years. Born in Grande Prairie, Alberta on December 9, 1917, grandson of Arthur and Kate Davies, well known North Vancouver pioneers. He is survived by his wife Margaret Doreen, cousins Douglas and Audrey Gordon, and nephews Newman and Robbie Corey.
Arthur served five years in Holland with the Canadian Army during the Second World War. During the war he met and later, in 1947, married Margaret Doreen Davies (no relation). Settling in Maple Ridge, where they lived for twenty-five years, Arthur was an active member of the I.W.A. serving as Secretary – Business Agent in Local 1-367. He owned and operated a small tug boat business, during which time he fell in love with the Gulf Islands.
In 1972, Arthur and Doreen purchased waterfront property on Mayne Island where they built their own home. During their 25 years on Mayne Island they travelled in their 5th wheel throughout Canada and the USA. In 1996 they moved to Qualicum Beach, where they resided until late 2005 when they both suffered severe health problems. Since that time Doreen and her husband have lived in care facilities, first in Parksville then moving to Qualicum Manor in the summer of 2009.
Arthur’s wife Doreen and his dear friends, Harry and Barbara Adshead, would like to thank the staff of Qualicum Manor for the loving care and attention they have devoted to Arthur whilst in their care.
At his request there will be no Funeral Service.