William Edward Barraclough
A longtime resident of Nanaimo, passed away at age 82, July 18/05 in Dufferin Place Extended Care. A native son, Ed’s maternal great grandparents John and Elizabeth Thompson arrived in Nanaimo aboard the Princess Royal 1854. Predeceased by his wife Mary (Cunningham) in May 2001 and 2 year old son Ronnie. He is survived by three children, David, Brian, (Diane) of Nanaimo and Susan, (Robert)Taylor, of Florida U.S.A., grandchildren, Stephen, Eric, Lisa, Joshua, Justitia, Simone, Bryna and Brittany, sister, Lila Smith (Bill) of Lantzville, nephew, Glen (Susan) and niece, Sheila of Vancouver.
A graduate of U.B.C. (B.SC.) and Scripps institute of Oceanography (M.SC.). He was employed at the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, as a research biologist. Ed was a member of the Ashlar Lodge #3 past president of Historical Society, Director of Archives and avid supporter of the local museum. Ed was a keen observer of nature especially birds. Also an excellent photographer and always kept a vegetable garden. Ed and Mary resided at Cedar by the Sea and travelled extensively overseas to many countries including the far east and southern seas. This month Ed will miss his annual search for wild, ground berries. No service by Eds request. Flowers gratefully declined and if you so wish donations in Eds memory to the local museum will be greatly appreciated. Sincere thanks to nurses and staff of Dufferin Place for all their care and support over the years.