Members Who Will Be Missed

 


Bert Graham

It is with great sadness to inform you that Bert Graham has passed away.  
Bert passed away on Saturday November 12, 2016 after a short illness. Bert was a good friend to so many of us on and off the ice and on the golf course.  He will be sadly missed. A family only memorial service took place on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 pm at Yates Funeral Services. Donations in memory of Bert can be sent to:  Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation,  #102 - 1801 Bowen Road,  Nanaimo, B.C.  V9S 1H1.  Attn Lynn  Name of fund is   "In Loving Memory of Bert Graham" for a C.T. scanner.


Eileen Margaret Giles

Eileen Giles passed away on October 24, 2016

It was with great sadness when we learned of the sudden death of our fellow curler and friend Eileen.

Notice published in the Vancouver Sun by the Giles Family on October 29, 2016 

Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time. 

A Celebration of Life for Eileen was held on Saturday, November 5th at the Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club


 

 Melvin (Mel) Henderson   1931 - 2016

Mel Henderson passed away August 3, 2016 in Victoria, B.C.

After a long career flying fighter jets with the RCAF and managing Ptarmigan Airlines in the Northwest Territories, Mel and wife Connie retired to their acreage in the Oceanside area.  Both Mel and Connie were avid gardeners, golfers and curlers.  Those of us who curled with and against Mel remember his enthusiatic and competitive way in playing the game.  Mel could always be counted on to field a team for a variety of leagues, bonspiels and provincial playdowns for the PCMCA Guy Philps Trophy.

When the Parksville Curling Club was in its formation stages, Mel was an extremely active commitee member and volunteer in getting the club up and running.

A celebration of life for Mel was held September 10, 2016 in Brandon, Manitoba 



 

Ralph Christian  February 20, 1943 - August 18, 2016

Our good friend and fellow curler Ralph Christian has passed away.  Ralph was the ultimate volunteer at the Qualicum Curling Club, the Errington Fire Department and for many other organizations in the Oceanside area including the Parksville Curling Club. He was a tireless worker, a great teammate and a good friend to so many of us over the years.  Ralph will be sadly missed.

A celebration of life for Ralph was held on September 25, 2016 at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort in Qualicum Beach.




GORDON ROBINSON 1922 - 2016 

Gordon passed away peacefully August 5, 2016 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital from complications from a stroke.
Gordon leaves to mourn his wife of 68 years, Margaret; sons Garry (Ann), Ronald (Lynda); grandsons Aaron (Lise), Stuart (Leeann), Matthew (Connor), Jesse, Graham, Russell; granddaughter Heather (Brad); and five great grandchildren. Gordon is survived by five sisters. 

Gordon and Margaret were founding members of Parksville Curling Club.  Gordon and Margaret worked tirelessly with many others, signing up members, raising funds and endless volunteering once the club was open.  
Those who knew Gordon know that he was an active curler and an amazing supporter of local, provincial, canadian and world curling, traveling to watch curling all over the country and world on many occasions.
 
A service for Gordon was held at the Presbyterian Church on August 15th  

Margaret, Gordon and Rick Lang

Margaret, Gordon and Rick Lang

 

 


 

Cy O'Leary

Cy O'Leary passed away on Sunday June 5, 2016. Cy played a big part in helping with the transformation of the District Arena into the Parksville Curling Club. He was a very active volunteer who performed many of the required electrical changes during the tranformation.




 

Ruby Gudbranson

Ruby Gudbranson passed away on Saturday May 21, 2016.  Ruby joined the Parksville Curling Club long before the District Arena became the curling club.  Ruby's husband, George Gudbranson is one of the founding fathers of the Parksville Curling Club.


 


 


 

 

 

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