WOOD, Henry George Westmorland
February 9, 1924 – January 12, 2016
Our father “Harry“ heard a calling from his beloved Mardy and son Daryl, and though he loved this life, it was time to join them. Dad fell and broke his hip while “puttering” in his room. He survived the risky surgery but succumbed to the dreaded pneumonia.
Dad was born and raised on a farm near Lloydminster, SK. He married Marjorie Allen and they eventually moved to BC. He became a hard rock underground miner, working at Nickel Plate (near Hedley) and the Giant Mascot Mine in Hope. He finished his career with Emil Anderson Construction building the Coquihalla Highway. Mardy and Harry raised 4 children – Daryl, Gar (Pat), Verita (Case van Diemen) and Lynnette (Mike Ferguson). He leaves behind grandchildren: Ryan, Chad, Jennie, Paige, Russ, Brad and great grandchildren: Dallas, Kyle, Charlie, Benjamin, and Bree. Harry and Mardy enjoyed many wonderful years of travel in their 5th wheel visiting close friends and family. They perfected the art of staying connected to so many people. Dad was very active in the Hope Legion, holding the position of President for several years and ultimately being awarded the Meritorious Award for his time and dedication. His final job and most important to him, was caring for his beloved wife Mardy, who dealt with Alzheimer’s for years. They moved to Kamloops in 2005 to be close to family. What a gift that was to all of us, to be able to have them close by. He will be forever remembered for his DEDICATION to Mardy, his LOVE of family and friends, his GENEROSITY with his handyman talents and his ENJOYMENT of life. We will miss him FOREVER.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Service,
Condolences may be left at www.firstmemorialkamloops.com