For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
CHIDLOW, James - Dad left us peacefully in his 86th year at Victoria General Hospital with his family by his side. Dad was born and raised in Bowsman, Manitoba. He served as a blacksmith on the HMCS Provider from 1940 to 1945. After moving to Victoria Dad began his career as a DND firefighter in 1946 retiring as a captain in 1975. He was a life member and president for many years of the Metchosin Farmers Institute. Dad was an avid gardener and took great pride in producing strawberries and his red gladiolas for his many 'valley' customers. Predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years Agnes in 2001, brothers Tom, Hank, Jack, Bill, sisters Ivy, Mae and Beth. He was loved and will be dearly missed by his son Grant, daughters Peggy (Charlie), Donna (Larry), grandchildren: Brandi (Andre), Dallas (Maranda), Becky, Cory (Tracey), Travis, Joe (Jaclyn), Charlene, great grandchildren: Bradan, Brianna, Drayson, Carter, Quyntin, Ashley, Clayton., sister Amy Farewell (Winnipeg), brother Fred (Victoria), many relatives and friends. Thanks to the girls at Juan de Fuca Home Support, Dr. G. Christie and Veterans Affairs for their support over the last few years. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive, Saanich at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2007. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Dads memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.
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