FETTERLEY, Gilbert Hummel (Gil) Died peacefully in the Lodge at Broadmead in Victoria on August 29, 2006 at age 81. Born April 8, 1925 in Stalwart, SK., son of Charles Fetterley and May Parker, he grew up on the family homestead near Imperial, SK. He moved to Victoria, B.C. after serving two years in the Air Force during WW II. Known to his friends and family as "Gil ", he is predeceased by several siblings. Left to cherish his memory are four special ex-wives and partners (Dorothy, Georgeane, Catherine and Barbara), his son Ian (Corrie) and his daughter Noreen (Philip); grandchildren Yvette, Anna (Aaron), Tiffany and Adrian; great-grandchildren Nathaniel and Alexander; as well as a large supportive family of brothers and sisters. Gil loved life, enjoying golfing, skiing, motorcycling and music. He was known for his slick dance moves at Dixieland Jazz and his creative carpentry skills. We will especially remember his wit. A Celebration of his Life will be held at Gorge Vale Golf Course, 1005 Craigflower Rd., Victoria on Thursday, September 14 at 3:00 pm. Please bring a tale of your friendship with Gil to share. Gil had suffered from renal failure for three years. In his last weeks, he said he would like donations to go to his favourite charity, Project Literacy Victoria, (930 A Yates St., Victoria, B.C., V8V 4Z3) in lieu of flowers. With their annual Peter Gzowski Golf Tournaments, Project Literacy combined two of his passions, raising money for literacy and golf. Gil will be missed. 290420
Published in The Times Colonist on Sep. 3, 2006.