ALDUS, Reginald Benjamin
April 2, 1920 – March 11, 2012
A loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Reg, passed away surrounded by love at the age 91 in White Rock, BC. Reg was born in Ottawa but after joining the Air Force and finding his true love, he would call Vancouver and then South Surrey his home for the rest of his days. He will be forever in the hearts of his wife, partner and love of his life for 67 years, Blossom, sons Raymond (Mary Ann), Gary (Kathy) and Greg (Manuela), 6 grandchildren Jeff (Rhonda), Chris (Renee), Georgia, Caelan, Zachary and Isabelle and 4 great grandchildren Jenna, Justin, Sophie and Olivia. Reg proudly served his country in the RCAF being deployed in WWII to the East Coast, West Coast and Alaska with the 8BR Squadron and then overseas in Europe with the 407 Squadron. After returning to Vancouver in 1945, Reg worked for the Canadian Grain Commission retiring after 34 years. And when retirement wasn't enough, Reg went back to work for another 7 years at Ocean's Fisheries. Reg spent many years coaching and served as president of the Kerrisdale Minor Hockey Association and found great pleasure in being part of the Snoppy Hockey Tournament in Santa Rosa, Ca. He was an avid vegetable gardener, always looked out for his neighbours and lived by the philosophy that it is better to wear out than rust out. Reg was most proud of his family and in his later years enjoyed seeing them all gather at the Cottage in Naramata. We would like to thank the PAH staff, both ER and 6 North for the compassionate care they provided to Reg and the family in his final days.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Royal Canadian Legion 240 in Crescent Beach on 128th Street, Surrey, BC at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca