Henry Gartland

Henry Gartland

Henry Gartland

June 29, 1923 ~ February 20, 2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Henry was born in Canyon, B.C., son of John and Sofie Gartland. He attended school in Canyon and Creston Valley High School. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during world War II and while in England met his future bride, Eileen. They married in 1948 in Canyon and had their first home there. In 1952, with two children in hand, they moved to the coast. Henry, with Eileen’s help, began building their home in Burnaby and have remained there until the present.

Henry was predeceased by his parents John and Sofie Gartland; brothers Jim, Sidney, and Sweyn; sister Anne Forrester; nephews Allan Moberg and Severin Gartland; and niece Diana Forrester.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife Eileen of 67 years; daughters Louise, Patty (Wayne) McBain, Julie (Phil) LaBelle; son Steven (Patti) Gartland; sisters Jenny Moberg and Ruby Nygaard; sisters-in-law Diane Gartland and Blanche Thomson; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Henry was a devoted family man. He was a kind and gentle soul and had a great sense of humour and will be dearly missed.

There was a Memorial Service at St. Gordon Presbyterian Church on Edmonds Street, Burnaby, B.C. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2 pm.

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