As a friend I will miss him dearly, and glad he was part of my life. With our sincerest sympathy. Wonderful memories. The Robertson Clan warmly embraced and adopted their new Smith family, and Arthur, Pauline and Mark appreciated being part of such a loving family. Dad was born in Liverpool, where he attended Medical School during the war. Our families share memories going back so many decades that included being neighbours on Norfolk Rd & the memorable Sunday evening drives up to Mill Bay & it is sad to learn of his passing. Published on October 31, 2020.
The most precious and absolute joy of Arthur's life was grandson, Linden (James Edgett Smith). He is survived by his sister Margaret in Liverpool and his devoted wife of 75 years, Olive, who is supported by sons Nigel (Darlene), and Roger (Jane) and daughter Heather. Norman and Olive emigrated to Canada in 1951 with their son Nigel in tow and settled in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. Arthur worked with the District of Saanich for over 30 years and retired in February 2006. Fryer grew up in Wimbledon, and moved to Canada in the mid-1960s with a graduate degree in economics. Send your deepest condolences with fresh flowers. SMITH, Arthur Grove It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, godfather, uncle, cousin, and friend to all he knew, Arthur Grove Smith.
Shortly after its founding, he said, the union launched training schools to teach its activists about the mechanics and tactics of negotiations and adopted a new union structure based on occupational rather than geographical groupings. Arthur was a very dear supportive friend, the best one could be. The Times Colonist is looking for people to deliver flyers every Thursday ... Four new COVID-19 cases reported on Island, bringing total since Friday to 18, Victoria police seek man with warrant for sexual assault, Woman says she got a tip to stay away from camp where bodies were found, Cowichan Tribes get $24.2 million to tackle flooding, Suspect identified in bat-swinging incident, Police emergency delays sailings between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen, Vehicle lands on Yates Street sidewalk; no one injured, Americans in Victoria virtually await election results, Seniors care home survey hits home for Victoria daughter who now cares for mom, Without city OK, group builds shower stalls for people camping at Beacon Hill, John Fryer, former general secretary of the B.C.
Arthur passed suddenly at Comox Valley Hospital on Sunday, October 18, 2020. He played and walked the course until the age of 94…his recommended secret to longevity. He was never happier than spending time with our Scottish family and friends, Belhaven beer in hand …Sticky Toffee Pudding on the agenda. He then received his Ophthalmological Specialty from the Royal Eye Hospital at the University of London. I don’t know if you remember me Pauline but I golfed with you at cedar hill.
I suffered a very traumatic eye injury. Dad enjoyed sailing his Cal 20, Miranda, out of RVYC, and one year won his class in the Maple Bay Regatta, surprising no-one more than himself. The two remained close friends until Fryer’s death. He was uncharacteristically notorious for perennially winning the Lion's Club Turkey Shoot every Xmas. Obituary. Norman was also very fond of his daughter-in-law, Laurence, who predeceased him in 2004 He was a very gentle Grandpa to 9 grandchildren Sarah and Andrew, Cecillia, Monica and Christina, Magali Caitlin Olivia and Nick…and 8 great-grandchildren; Annabelle and Elise; Andrew Jr., Crimson and Clover, Florencia, Chloé and Gino Dad lived a full, purposeful life. When I left Saanich he was the one person that I missed the most. I was happy to get to know him when I became a Saanich councillor in 1987 and he was a great help to me with the work I did as a councillor.
View most recent obituaries published on the Web by funeral homes for city Victoria, BC. After several decades living in Canada, Fryer moved back to England. Fryer became general I was lucky enough to meet Arthur at the Cedar Hill Open. His childhood was spent in Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline and then Dundee, where he met his lifelong friend, Jack Robertson. If desired, any donations could be made to one of Dad's favourite charities; Canadian National Institute for the Blind, CNIB Suite 102, 1675 Douglas Street, Victoria BC V8W 2G5, To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our, Guest Book sponsored by the Victoria Times Colonist. Fudge worked for the organization for 35 years and eventually became director of policy. Fryer stated in an article in the Times Colonist last year to mark the union’s 50th anniversary that the BCGEU fundamentally changed public-sector labour relations in the province and the country. What a guy.
Plant a tree to honor the memory of your loved one. The family wish to thank the caring and compassionate doctors and nurses at Comox Valley Hospital, and Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. At the age of 8 back in 1968. At the time I didn’t know if it would be forwarded to you, so I will go ahead and remember A long time ago of how I came to know Art Smith. He enjoyed his involvement with junior golf at CHGC. Fryer became general secretary of the B.C. All Of The Times Colonists » The Times Colonist Obituaries Results 1 - 12 View most recent obituaries published on the Web by funeral homes for city Victoria, BC. Government Employees Association.
Dad was a very gentle and unassuming soul - when people would ask what he did for a living, he would just smile and say "both eyes, left eye and right eye" - it was his little joke. There will be a private celebration of life at a time to be arranged in the future. to lead the BCGEU. Longtime friend and former colleague Derek Fudge remembered Fryer as a “brilliant and complex labour leader” and a man with a big personality who never shied away from speaking his mind, even if it hurt his political career. On behalf of the more than 80,000 members of the BCGEU my deepest condolences go to John’s family and all those who knew and loved him,” said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith in a statement. He will be fondly remembered by his colleagues, especially in his role as Santa Claus. Dr. Norman was such a kind & gracious neighbour at Wedgewood Estates. Send your deepest condolences with fresh flowers. Dad was an absolute crack shot, having trained himself to keep his hands and arms very steady for his intricate surgery, and purposefully slowing his heart rate. Dad was born in Li He died Sunday evening in his West Molesey home of an apparent heart attack.
I will miss him dearly,” Fudge said. Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. There they became very close friends with their next-door neighbour, former Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, whose wife was also "Olive". Find out what's happening in your community. I will always remember his ear to ear grin when he approached you.
Our best wishes to Olive & all members of the family. Share Arthur's life story with friends and family. Dad leaves behind a large family, including nieces, nephews and cousins in Australia and New Zealand. Guest Book sponsored by the Victoria Times Colonist, We just want to say how sorry we are to hear about Art. He had a natural affinity with children and youth. Along with Pauline, Arthur was a longtime member of Cedar Hill Golf Club, in Victoria, and then Sunnydale Golf Club in Courtenay. To know Arthur was to love Arthur..it’s that simple .. Art was a very special man with a wonderful sense of humor. R.I.P. Share Norman's life story with friends and family. When you let Nancy Taylor know and she sent out to the CHGC Members the sad news, I relayed some history Of how I came to know Art. He always had a great connection with people and kids loved him.
And, of Linden's 5th birthday, celebrated in 2019 with a trip to Scotland with family Mark, Tara, Grandma and "Pa", and all the Scottish family. Published on October 31, 2020. BAILEY, Dr. Norman Loudon January 3, 1921 - September 29, 2020 Our dear father, in his 100th year, passed away peacefully in his sleep with his wife of 75 years, Olive, by his side. Both clubs chosen because of their friendly atmosphere. He was such a funny, kind, friendly guy. He became director of research at the Ottawa-based Canadian Labour Congress before moving to B.C. With saddened hearts we announce the passing of our mother, mother in law, grandmother and great-grandmother, Adie. We will miss him. The family moved south to Moose Jaw in 1952, where Dad set up his eye practice and they welcomed daughter Heather and son Roger into their family in the years following. He was an enthusiastic fan in the bleachers, and, enjoyed attending godson Tyler's ice hockey games and goddaughter Megan's baseball games. Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. John Fryer, a titan in B.C.’s labour movement who played a crucial role in obtaining bargaining rights for provincial government workers, died Sunday at his home in England. Norman and Olive were married just after the war, on January 9, 1946. Glenda & Art Mckenzie. With a lifetime 32 handicap, he played three times a week at Victoria Golf Club which he was genuinely passionate about - his constant refrain to his playing partners as he walked down the 7th fairway, admiring the view, was always "isn't this marvellous…?" To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, My deepest condolences to your family. It’s Judy Cartwright. Arthur loved every minute he spent on the golf course, especially the many golf getaway holidays he enjoyed with friends tackling courses on Vancouver Island, and in Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada. Warm thanks to Jeanalyn Asperacion who provided Norman with such excellent care. He remained in the role until 1983. Great man, my condolences to the family. I will be 60 at the end of this year, and am thankful I can say I still have the sight in both my eyes thanks to the wonderful Doctor Bailey. Fudge said Fryer built the national union into one of the largest and most dynamic unions in Canada during his decade as president. From 1980 to 1990, Fryer was president of the National Union of Public and General Employees, of which the BCGEU was a founding member. Arthur was a loyal supporter of Dundee United Football Club and played soccer with the Victoria Cosmo Royals in the seventies. More than 450 new Canadian obituaries add each day.
you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one. I am so sad that Art has left us. Please allow 24 hours for your entry to be reviewed for appropriate content. Dad was a great believer in liberal causes and a generous, but quiet, supporter of the underdog. Government and Services Employees’ Union in 1969, after playing an instrumental role in transitioning the organization into an official bargaining unit from the B.C. Special thanks to Doctor John Samphire, Thoracic surgeon and Doctor Doug Anderson, Comox Family doctor. Hook up with my dad, I'm sure he's looking for a game !! Of course, the golf clubs always went along on the numerous Scottish holidays he enjoyed over the years. Times Colonist file, Norman T. Richards, BCGEUs first president, and general secretary John Fryer at the unions founding convention in October 1969 in Prince George. For now, we grieve the passing of a very bright light. We will come together with family and loved ones to celebrate Arthur's life here on Vancouver Island, and hopefully in Scotland at some future date. It also made front-page headlines by getting a small plane to tow a banner above the B.C.
CANNON, Carole Joan (nee Moore) March 19, 1937 I think that he just took joy in seeing me with this confused look on my face. Both Art and I joined Saanich accounting department at the same time. Stonebanks remembered him as a warm man and an excellent communicator. He quickly got to know all the players and all the spectators.
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