Warren M. TOLAND


Warren M.

Passed away peacefully January 22, 2003 in the Ladysmith & District General Hospital after a short and courageous battle with cancer, with his loving wife by his side.

Warren will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Nora of 35 years, son Gerry, grandson Cody (Bell), brother Ken (Geraldine), sisters Sylvia (Jack), Helen and Audrey, nephews, nieces, cousins, sister-in-law Aileen (Bill), many friends including his fishing partner John (Peterson) and especially his constant companion and best buddy for 12 years his dog Sandy.

Predeceased by his parents Tom and Edna and son Ken (1994), and brothers Keith and Gerald (WWII).

Warren was born October 8, 1923 in Melville, Saskatchewan and moved at a young age to Winnipeg, Manitoba where he resided until moving to Vancouver, BC in 1957.

An overseas veteran of WWII, Warren was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, including Ladysmith Branch 171 since retiring and moving to Ladysmith in 1994.

He was well known and respected in all major cities in Western Canada where he travelled as a carpet factory and distributors representative from 1955 until 1967 when he and his wife Nora opened their carpet distributing business in Vancouver. He will be well remembered by many in the carpet industry.

His love of boating, fishing and golfing made his retirement years a joy and pleasure.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ladysmith Hospital Auxiliary Lifeline, Silent Guardian Fund (Lifeline SG Fund) PO Box 1151, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A8, or a charity of your choice.

A sincere thank you goes out to Dr. Hatchwell, Dr. Pewarchuk, nurses and staff at the Ladysmith Hospital and Cowichan Hospice volunteers for their excellent care, kindness and compassion through this most difficult time. Also a special thank you to family, friends, and neighbours for their valued help and support.

At Warren’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. A gathering of relatives and friends will be held Saturday, February 8, 2003 at an open house at Warren & Nora’s home, #16-815 Dunsmuir Cres. Please drop in between 1:00 and 5:00 pm.

Each time I see a rainbow,

I’ll feel a glow and know,

That you’re in heaven waiting,

Til then, I’ll miss so you.

My love forever, Nora.

Telford’s Mortuary

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