STARKIE, Hubert (Bert) . On November 20, 2013 at his home, Bert passed peacefully into the arms of God at age 91. He was born in Brierfield, Lancashire, England on May 16, 1922 he was the youngest of seven children. During the Second World War he fought for his country as a Royal Marine Commando, attaining the rank of Corporal. He married in 1945 and in 1954, with his family, emigrated to Canada, settling in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1987 the family moved to British Columbia living in Cobble Hill then Duncan. He is predeceased by his wife of 57 years Phyllis (Phyll), his parents Edith and James, his 6 siblings and his honorary grandson John Machell. Bert is survived by his daughter Ann, his "family" Fiona and Jim Machell, his honorary grandson Eric Machell and the many friends he had made over the years. Many thanks to the people of VIHA Palliative Care unit for their help and support over the last few weeks and to Dr. P. Terlien for the care he had given to my Dad and me over this difficult time. Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca God saw him getting tired A cure not meant to be So He put his arm around him And whispered, "Come with me". Luv "n" Hugs Always Dad, Ann .
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2013