May 9, 1932 – May 23, 2019
Born in Athabasca, Alberta, Herb was a long-time resident of Vancouver Island.
During his first career as an electrician, Herb brought light and power to many communities and companies up and down the Island, including the original wiring for Harmac.
In his second career as a Project Manager for Dillingham, Herb worked on large construction projects, including the building of bridge crossings over the Nanaimo, Chemainus, and Koksilah rivers for the pipeline that brought natural gas from the Mainland.
Herb and his wife Gerry moved to Ladysmith in 2006. Herb extended the “Good neighbour” policy to pretty much anyone who needed a helping hand with home projects; his skill with tools and his readiness to use them made him many grateful friends.
Herb loved to play crib, and was always ready to both play and teach others the intricacies of the game. He enjoyed spending time with his family and hiking the beautiful trails around Ladysmith. Well into his 80’s, Herb made the hike up to Stocking and Heart Lakes with a swing in his stride, enjoying the freshness of the early mornings.
Herb passed away at the Chemainus Health Centre, his soul slipping away at sunset on a rising tide. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home. (Tennyson)