NISBET, Hugh Oliver
March 12, 1919 ~ October 31, 2013
After a life well-lived, Dad passed away at the Lodge on 4th. He had lived there for 6 years, where his care was exceptional by staff and workers both past and present.
Dad served in the European Theatre during WWII with the RCAMSC-13th Field Ambulance. Amazingly, Dad was the longest living survivor of his unit.
As a young man, Dad played the accordion at many dances. His accordion travelled with him during the war.
His career as an Industrial First Aid Attendant was as close as possible to his goal of becoming a doctor.
Dad was raised in Cassidy, BC and began his young family there. In the early 1950s he moved his family to Ladysmith where he became a lifelong resident. He supported many service clubs and organizations. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Eagles. He particularly enjoyed being a marriage commissioner. We affectionately called him “Marrying Sam”. Last year, Dad was the proud recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to country and community.
Predeceased by his wife, Rose and son, Bob; he is survived by daughters, Sheila and Sharron, and son-in-law, Carl Anderson; grandsons, Rob and Dayle (Ellie); and great grandson, Andy.
Many thanks to Dr. E. Fritsch for his care, and to Irene and Wayne – Dad’s very special friends.
It would please Dad if everyone was very dedicated to their health. He tried very hard to live forever!
In Dad’s memory, a donation to either of the following would be appreciated. Heart & Stroke Foundation, 401-495 Dunsmuir St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6B9 or Ladysmith First United Church, P.O. Box 124, Ladysmith, BC, V0R 2E0.
Dad’s final resting place will be in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in the Field of Honor. A WWII Veteran at rest.