Johnny Leon “Chewie” FOURMEAUX

FOURMEAUX, Johnny Leon

“Chewie”

March 21, 1937 – November 16, 2014

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Johnny, on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at the Palliative Care Unit in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, following a brief illness.

One of ten children of Adolphe and Marie Fourmeaux, he was predeceased by his parents; brothers: Adolphe ‘Boy’ (Colleen) and Larry; sisters: Virginia Wilkin, Gloria Verne, Beverly Welch and Delores Davey.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Maureen, son Terry (Allison), daughter Michelle, grandchildren, Christopher and Desarai, his brother-in-law Danny Hopkins (Shelley), sisters: Mary, Judy Plensky (Tom), Geraldine Gilks, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

“Chewie” was born and raised in Ladysmith and as a young man he worked in the Forest Industry, later becoming a longshoreman and a proud member of the ILWU until his retirement in 1999.

He was a quiet man and enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and riding his ATV up the logging road, but his life centred around his family and his home and he could often be found watching sports on T.V., or sunning poolside in the backyard. He loved Christmas, and took great pride in decorating his house and yard and was thrilled when he won first place in the town’s light decorating contest. Christmas on Second Avenue won’t be the same without his spectacular light displays that will be sadly missed by the hundreds of passersby who came every year to appreciate all his hard work.

The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses in Victoria and to everyone at Nanaimo Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit. You are all such special people and have helped us through a very difficult time.

As per his request, there will be no service

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to

The B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation,

c/o Nanaimo Office, 401-495 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo B.C. V9R 6B9

or to the charity of choice.


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