Reginald Victor Wiley

Reginald Victor Wiley

We said our farewells to our beloved Dad and Papa on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. He was 94 years of age.

Reg was a true gentleman who lived a dignified life with quiet strength and consideration for everyone around him. He served our country with the Canadian Army in WWII and in 1945, took leave from active duty to marry his greatest love, Freda. They were married for 45 years until her death in 1990. Reg is also predeceased by his brothers Harold, Raymond and Roy. He is survived by his sister Connie (Sechelt, BC), his daughter Carol (Trail) and his son Richard (Maureen), also of Trail, and their children Cindy (Jason), Heather (Scott), Trevor (Kelly) and Tim. In 1999, our Papa became known as Big Papa, when the first of his five great-grandchildren were born (Ellie followed by Leo, Samuel, Evan and Nolan).

To us, his family, there is no finer man than Reg. We’ll miss him with all our hearts, but also celebrate his freedom and his reunion with Freda.

Our family extends heartfelt thanks to Judy Millar, Trail Home Support and the Columbia View Lodge, whose staff became friendly, familiar faces and provided an exceptional level of care to Papa. A special thanks goes to our friend Shayne Brandt who cared for Papa at CVL. We were thankful for each and every shift you worked with Reg.

A Graveside Memorial will be held at Mountain View Cemetery on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:00 am with a reception to follow. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 11, 2141 Columbia Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 1K8 Ph. 250-364-1422.

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Thank you, Papa, for your guidance, your love and for your service to our country. You’ll always be in our hearts.

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