It is with heavy hearts that the family of the late Eugene “Cecil” Perry announce his passing from the devastating effects of Lewy Body Dementia.
He was born in Campbelton, NFLD and grew up in Howley, NFLD. Upon leaving home he enlisted into the RCE and spent 33 years proudly serving our country. He met the love of his life, Sharon in Oromocto, N.B., helped raised three boys and travelled to many military I postings across Canada and overseas deployments; finally retiring in the Comox Valley.
They enjoyed camping and lake fishing in their later years. He wasn’t ready to retire quite yet so he went back to work part-time, building houses, saw sharpening and ended up managing a Local paint store. Upon his second retirement he took up walking often visiting the Comox Marina with stops at his favorite restaurant, Smittys for apple pie and coffee.
Cecil passes on his great sense of humor to his sons and above all his devotion to his family. He was know by many names… “Eugene”, “Gene”, “Jr.”, “Cecil or Cec “, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle Turkey” and answered to them all.
Cecil was predeceased by his parents, Cecil & Winifred and sister Olive. He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife of 51 years, Sharon (Draper), sons Vincent, Dana & Dale (Julie); his grandsons Jeffery and Skylar. Also survived by his siblings Vincent (Bev), Ashley, Ivy, Les (Rosalind), Frances (Ross), Beryl (Mervin), Anne, Ross (Olive), Donna and various nephews and nieces and close friends. He will be especially missed by his mother-in-law Joan Draper-Vigh.
Special thanks to Dr. Daniel Lewis, VIHA Support staff, Glacier View Lodge, Comox Valley Seniors Village, North Island Hospital and the Cowichan Lodge Seniors Tertiary Care in Duncan, B.C.
Also a huge thank you to the wonderful & caring staff of the Sands Funeral Chapel, Duncan, B.C.
No funeral by request. His ashes will be scattered by his family at a later date on the shores of his Newfoundland home.
“AT LAST, IN PEACE.”