With family at his side, Dad left us peacefully to join Mom, son Gordon and all the loved ones gone before him on January 26, 2020. Born on May 1, 1928 at Vancouver General Hospital to Mae and Guy Genoe, work brought them to the Island to Camp 3 when he was a child then into Port Alberni until he moved to Deep Bay. Here he met and married Elsie (Callow) on February 17, 1951 cerebrating 50 years before her passing in 2001.
Left to morn his loss, sons Guy (Cyndy), George (Jo-Ann),
Rick (Deb), Walt (Linda), daughter Ella-May (Calvin) Smith and daughter in-law Lisa.
Grandchildren: Melissa (Mike) Petersen, Angela (Elis) Mant, Lindsey Genoe (Sean Wilde), Brittany (Tom) Pearce, Tyler Smith, Megan Smith (Morgan Klassen-Chequer)
Great Grandchildren: Jessica & Rebecca Petersen, Hannah, Grace & Jase Genoe, Mason & Cali Pearce, Emerson Mant. One Great Great Granddaughter Amelia Levasseur.
Younger brother Harry (Francis) Genoe and numerous nieces and nephews who will all miss his quick smile, laughing eyes and kind heart. Dad made friends everywhere he went and loved telling stories of his adventures to anyone who'd listen. Whether it was the tale about the 28 foot basking shark he landed in 1958 on Deep Bay spit, dragging Mom or the boys out to the beach on chilly winter nights to dig clams or stories of shenanigans with long gone family and friends; he kept us laughing.
Dad lived for family gatherings where he was sure to score a plateful of sweets and was always up for a rousing game of ringers or a cut throat game of cards. John Wayne films, crossword puzzles, solitaire and Louis Lamour books were some of his favorites as well as pulling handles at the casino whenever he got the chance! A former dedicated member and President with the Qualicum Bay Lions he gave countless hours of service to the community. Other than a stint in Lund as newlyweds, most of his years were spent logging or fishing up and down the coast of Vancouver Island, or donning a tool belt doing carpentry work in and around Bowser. From gardening to carpentry, he was a jack of all trades and loved getting his hands dirty in whatever tasks needed his attention. You're going to be dearly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to be a part of your life 'Papa'. No service by request, a celebration at a later date will be announce.
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