October 11, 1942 – April 8, 2013
It is with great sadness that we share the news of Bart’s passing. He passed away peacefully at home during the early morning of Monday April 8 after battling cancer for a number of months.
He leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend, Linda, his three daughters, Alison, Rachel and Elizabeth whom he loved so dearly and their respective spouses, Doug Sasaki, James Pasitney and Tim Ward. Bart’s extended family was very important to him. He leaves behind his four brothers, Bob, Al, Don, and Tom and many nieces and nephews who meant the world to him.
Bart was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba in 1942. He was the fourth of the five boys born to Ed and Joy Longmore. Bart always said Flin Flon was just the greatest place to grow up. His whole family enjoyed sports and had a particular love and talent for curling, ice hockey, baseball and golf. Bart apprenticed as an Industrial Electrician at the mine in Flin Flon. He traveled extensively in Europe and North America, returning to Flin Flon where he met Linda in 1969. They were married in 1971. Bart and Linda’s love for travel and adventure carried them to many places before finally settling in Parksville, BC in 1984 where he and Linda enjoyed gardening, walks on the beach, watching movies and riding bikes.
Bart’s passion for life and people made him loved by all who crossed paths with him. Bart had a strong work ethic but always knew how to enjoy himself and when to stop for a cup of tea or drink some beer. He would always say that the game’s not over until the last rock is thrown.
Bart requested any donations be sent to the BC Cancer Agency or to the Alzheimer Society of Canada in memory of his mother, Joy Longmore.
Bart’s family would like to thank Dr. Noble, the caring staff at the Nanaimo Cancer Clinic, Home Support and community nurses and the Oceanside Hospice Society.
The family is hosting an open house as a celebration of Bart’s life at the Qualicum Beach Curling Club on Saturday April 20, 3-7pm.