Born April 24, 1918 in Ladysmith, B.C., passed away peacefully, May 26, 2004, at Dufferin Extended Care, Nanaimo.
He was predeceased by his wife, Olive (nee Parker), and his brother George Ferrero.
He will be sadly missed by his son, Jack Ferrero of Cedar, his sister Louise MacDonald of Victoria and his sister-in-law Kay Spoor of Bellingham. His nephew David Ferrero and his wife, Wendi, will especially miss him. Numerous nieces and nephews include Marie Evans of Vancouver, Ed (Bev) Ferrero of Chilliwack and Joan Parker of Kamloops.
Abe was raised and educated in Ladysmith where he worked for a time as a logger for Comox Logging & Railway before enlisting in the Navy in 1941. He saw action in the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic and Europe, before being discharged in October 1945. He and Olive met in Victoria and they were married in December of 1945.
They moved to Cedar in 1949, where Abe worked in the steam plant at the Harmac Mill from start up, until his retirement in 1979.
Abe loved nothing better than fishing off the waters of Gabriola, or telling tales with his friends, of the ones that got away. We will always remember him sitting on the porch at Gabriola watching the boats come and go.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #171, Ladysmith, and the R.C.N.A.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the wonderful care given to “The Captain” by his Dufferin “family” during his stay with them. Thanks, also to Dr. William Colborne for his attentive care and compassion over the years.
The family would like to invite any family, friends, neighbours, or acquaintances to please bring their memories and stories of Abe to a Remembrance Tea, Saturday, June 5, 2004, at Sand Funeral Home 2:00-4:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honour to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation – Dufferin Place.
Smooth Sailing, Captain.