August 19, 1916 –
October 10, 2005
Wins long life of eighty-nine years beganin Sedgwick, Alberta on his parents farm. He survived the tough years of his childhood & the harder years of World War II as a Lancaster Bomber Pilot. Win bought a GM Dealership in Meadow Lake, Sk., which he owned until retirement.
He lost his first wife, Betty to cancer in 1970. Win & his second wife Loretta, moved to Nanaimo, BC where they enjoyed life on the island. The Meadow Lake Golf Course was the beginning of his life long interest in the game.
Win is survived by his wife Loretta, daughter, Marna (Don) Wood of Bellingham, WA and son Eric Gant of Courtenay, B.C., five grandchildren and two great grandchildren in Capriano, Italy, Loretta’s children Curt (Kathy) Colwell or Dorintosh, SK & Leanne (Blaine) White of Tugaske, SK & seven grandchildren, sister Gwen Terry & many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Better Breathers Club of Nanaimo (3706 Aspley Ave., Nanaimo, BC V9T 2C4) of which he was a great supporter, would be appreciated.