Frederick Cuyler THATCHER

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THATCHER, Frederick Cuyler January 18, 1921 - November 24, 2012 After a heart attack and a short stay in hospital Dad passed away peacefully in the presence of his daughter, Margot and son-in-law, Bob. He is predeceased by the love of his life, Gloria Lily (nee Edwards). They met on a blind date at the end of the war in 1945 and were married six months later. Dad's service in the Second World War was one of his greatest accomplishments. He joined the RCAF in Oct. 1940 and later was a one man draft to the RAF. He piloted a plane from England to India and then did 3 tours of operations over India and Burma. In spite of many medical conditions over his lifetime Dad always managed to overcome them and move on. He was an astute investor and managed his own investments until he died. After Gloria died he continued to live in his own home and appreciated all the help he received from his friends, family and neighbours. Thanks to Donna Pederson for her care for Mom and Dad over the years. Thank you Dad for your love and support. We'll miss your sense of humour, your strength and generosity. Alicia and Tara will miss their grandpa greatly. A Celebration of Life will be held in the middle of January, 2013 around what would have been his 92nd birthday. Date and place in Courtenay to be announced.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Dec. 8, 2012
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