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Arthur Meassner Green

March 17, 2004

GREEN, Arthur Meassner Left us to join Mom on March 17, 2004. He passed away peacefully with his four daughters beside him after a brief but determined and courageous battle against cancer. He was born August 10th, 1919 in Vancouver to Bob and Em Green and with brothers Bob and Bill grew up in logging camps on the mainland and Vancouver Island. In 1940 he received his Logging Donkey Engineering certificate and worked in the forestry industry for many years. During WW II he was given leave from active Army duty to log spruce trees in the Queen Charlotte Islands. In 1944 he married Ruby Stone in Vancouver and returned to Vancouver Island to resume his work in the woods. They settled first in Gordon River and then in Lake Cowichan. He received his Iron Workers ticket and worked briefly in Vancouver. In 1958 they moved to Port Alberni where he worked for Stone Brothers until his retirement in 1974. Shortly after they moved to Parksville. Mom and Dad had some lovely trips with their truck and camper, and longer trips to Australia, New Zealand, Alaska and California. Some of their fondest memories were of their visits to Jack and Olive Loewen and the farm in Saskatchewan. Dad was an avid hunter and skilful fisherman. Until recently he still spent time out on his pontoon boat fly fishing or launching his boat Jasper for the spring and coho off French Creek. He was a jack-of-all-trades and enjoyed puttering in his shop, helping his friends on woodworking projects, playing cards, tying flies, reading and spending time with his family. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers Robert and William and his beloved wife Ruby in 1994. Art is survived by his girls - Sandra Smith, Elizabeth Zubko, Patricia Schultz and Bobbi Bogle, their spouses, 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren (with 2 more on the way). Also left to mourn is dear friend Irene Green, his brother in law and wife Doug and Louise Stone, nieces and nephews and his good friends and neighbours. The family wishes to thank the Community Home Care Nurses, Home Support Workers and the Oceanside Hospice. Their services, visits and compassion allowed us to care for Dad at home in comfort and dignity. He was surrounded by love on his last journey and we shall miss him so much. Love you Dad. A Memorial Tea will be held at his home in Parksville at 2 pm on Thursday, March 25, 2004. GONE FISHING

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