Hynds, Winston Wilson
(Known to his co-workers in the shipyard as Bill)
February 14, 1915 – January 14, 2007
Son of John and Margaret Hynds passed away at the age of 91 in St. Joseph’s ECU, Comox. His family and friends will remember him as decent, honourable, and a hardworking man. The Service will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 11:00AM at Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, with interment following in Nanaimo at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens.
Winston was devoted to his wife Mary for over 50 years. Predeceased by Mary and two brothers, Keith and John, he is survived by his son, Garry (Richelle) and his grandchildren (Leith & Geoffrey) of Comox; his twin brother Herbert (Joan) of Victoria; and sister Margaret of Brentwood Bay.
Winston served in the Canadian Army in WW2 (RCEME). Before the war, he had worked on both dairy and cattle ranches, traveled, rode motorcycles, was shipwrecked, and even prospected for gold on the West Coast leaving behind a creek bearing his name. He also worked in a shipyard and foundry where he was a Moulder and became a superintendent in the VMD after the war. In his later years, he owned several businesses in Qualicum Beach, before retiring with Mary to Nanaimo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia, Suite 300, 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.