William Frederick Hibbert
October 28, 1932 – November 16, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Frederick Hibbert, of Lumby, BC, formerly of Parksvile, BC, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Bill will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Gladys Hibbert; children, Greg Hibbert (Bernice), Mark Hibbert (Patrice) Julie Higginson (Spencer) ; step children, Barry Dales (Tracy), Pam Dales, Lynn Dales (Al), Colin Dales (Tracy), Christine Boyd (Robert), Laura White (Brooke), Kelly Scott (Lisa) & Tamara Courtney (Connolly), as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Mary Jane, second wife, Betty; mother, Mable Hibbert; father, William Hibbert; sister, Joan Gibson (nee Hibbert) & his step-son, Geoff Dales.
Bill was a generous man, who was always willing and ready to help anyone in need. He loved dancing with his wife, his dog Patches, fishing, camping and hunting. Bill spent many hours as an active member with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 49 and a Brother in the Concord Masonic Lodge. Bill was instrumental in developing the Citizens on Patrol program in Oceanside which was used as a model for community policing in other cities and towns. He worked as a corrections officer in Prince George and Nanaimo, as well as working for Yates Funeral Service during his retirement years and before his move to Lumby, BC.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for family and close friends, by Bill’s wishes.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Bill’s memory with a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society BC & Yukon Division, Attention: Donor Services, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Special thanks to his good friend & lodge Brother, Ron Yates and to Yates Funeral Service.
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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.