April 24, 1912 – October 18, 2006
Herbert passed away peacefully at Langley Hospice Residence on October 18th at the age of 94 years.
He was born at a time when survival was not easy for people living the simple life and throughout his years, he gave what he could to help raise his family. Herbert was one of the original Peace River homesteaders at the age of 16. During his years in the north, he carved out a life for his family by working the land with his bare hands and simple equipment and also rode the rails in the depression to find food and work. He worked as a trucker and barber on the Alaska Highway project and was a grain buyer in southern Alberta up until the late 1950’s when he moved his family to the Lower Mainland. Herbert was well known in the Lower Mainland in the 1950’s and 60’s as a prominent realtor, until he retired. Herbert is predeceased by his oldest son, Lloyd, and all his seven siblings. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean, two stepdaughters, Christine (Stephens) and Sue (Perkin) of Langley, daughter Sheila (Callen) of Langley and son Glen of Vernon. He also leaves 8 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren. No service is planned at this time but a private celebration of Herbert’s life will take place in the near future with close friends and family. No flowers please – donations to the Langley Hospice Society would be very much appreciated.