Erle Chilton Black

BLACK, Erle Chilton Passed away peacefully and with dignity with his loving wife Trudy by his side, on June 3, 2004, aged 68 years. He is survived by his wife Trudy, son Curtis Black of Winnipeg, daughter Barbara (Sean) Burke of Prince George, BC, grandchildren Michael and Kerri Burke, step-son Jeffrey Smith of Vancouver, BC, mother-in-law Norma Kreller of Parksville, BC, and sister Dorothy Morse of Sechelt, BC. Erle’s wishes were to spend his last days at home and this was fulfilled through the constant care and love shared by Trudy and their good friend Nancy McNab. Erle spent his boyhood years in Fraser Lake. He later moved to Prince George and then Kitimat where he was employed at Eurocan Pulp and Paper for over 25 years. Erle and Trudy moved to Qualicum Beach in late December of the year 2000 to enjoy their retirement. Erle’s great love of golf was continued after leaving Kitimat and he enjoyed many days on Eaglecrest Golf Course, with his three retired Kitimat buddies: Ian, Bill, and Gordie. Erle’s dry sense of humour and his respect for mankind, will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Thank you to Dr. H. Fletcher and Dr. J. Carr, and the many nurses at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Deepest respect and thanks to the Home Care Nurses of Parksville/Qualicum, you are Angels on Earth. To our dear friends Ian and Diana Blaikie, Nancy McNab and Frances Winrow for your unflagging support and being there for me at the end. To our many friends too numerous to mention, I will thnk of you always. Thanks, Mom, for your love and strength. A memorial service was held on Monday, June 14, 2004 at 1:00 pm at St. Stephen’s United Church, Qualicum Beach, BC, with Rev. Phil Spencer officiating. Donations may be made in Erle’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Ave., Victoria, BC V8R 6V5. Email condolences may be sent to: YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (248-5859) in care of arrangements. We held hands and walked each step of the way together.

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