BRACKLEY, Victor William
December 27, 1924 – January 30, 2007
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Victor Brackley. Vic will be deeply missed by his loving wife Ann, brother Peter (Pauline) and family of England, son Raymond of Airdrie, granddaughters Victoria and Audrey of Quebec, stepdaughter Julie (Jack) their children Emily and Eric of Ontario and stepdaughter Elaine (Stefan), and many other members of our extended family and friends. Vic is predeceased by his first wife Margaret and his parents Victor George and Audrey Catherine Eliza.
Vic was born in Coleshill, Buckinghamshire, England where his parents owned and operated the Magpies Pub. He sang for the Church Choir and played the organ. He also played the piano and guitar, Vic enjoyed sports and played cricket and soccer for the Coleshill teams. He was also on the Magpies Pub Darts team with his Dad. Vic was an accomplished horseman and enjoyed living in the country. He worked as an Insurance Broker at Lloyds of London. In 1942, Vic was posted to India while serving in the British Royal Corps of Signals. While there, he played soccer for his Regiment’s team and started up a band in which he played guitar. In 1946 he returned to England and worked in London. In 1951 Vic and his first wife Margaret married and emigrated to Canada. Being fluent in French, he worked as the Comptroller for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (Novartis), and later his own accounting business in Montreal, Quebec. He moved to Parksville in 1991 where he owned and operated his own accounting business until his retirement in 1997. Vic was known for his sense of humor and his kind compassionate nature. He enjoyed travelling, fishing, boating, reading, music and sports.
Vic died peacefully at Eagle Park Health Care Facility in Qualicum Beach where he had resided since January 2006. We would like to thank all the staff who looked after Vic with loving kindness and also our special thanks to Dr. Fletcher.
A celebration of Vic’s life will be held on February 17, 2007 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at St. Edmunds Church Hall, 407 Wembley Road, Parksville.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation, or the Alzheimer Society.