Earl Henry Colp
It is with sad hearts, Earl’s family announces his passing after a lengthy illness on March 28, 2012 at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. He was born on November 28, 1927 in Feltzen South, Lunnenburg County, N.S. born to Lavinis and Bernice Colp and is survived by his loving wife Jean of 58 years; his sister Doris DeRoche of Bridgewater, N.S. and family; his children Nancy of Nanaimo, Allan (Shelley) of Ft. St. James, Stephen of Whitehorse, YT; and grandchildren Kevin, Allyson, Natasha and Jordan. Earl was a wonderful and loving husband, father and grandfather. Well known for his whitty, flirty sense of humour and story telling, he made friends everywhere he went. Earl and Jean met in Halifax, N.S. and married on May 12, 1953.
Earl first moved to B.C. in 1956 and with his plumbing and pipefitting trades, held many senior positions in B.C.’s pulp and paper mills. His family later joined him in 1957 and soon started building the family home on Departure Bay Rd. He was an avid sport fisherman and hunter, enjoying numerous fishing and hunting trips with his sons and friends during his life. Jean and family would like to thank the many special friends for the their support and invite you to attend a Celebration Service for Earl on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 1 pm, Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Ave. See also www.sandsfuneral.com.