Victor Webber sailed beyond the horizon on January 12, 2005.
He is survived by his children Gwyer Webber and Garth Webber Atkins, and leaves behind close family as well as many dear friends.
“Vic” started his voyage on March 19, 1925, in North Vancouver , BC.
He roamed the North Shore mountains and fished in the neighborhood creeks.
He felt it a great injustice and curtailment of his freedom when he had to go to school, but did well nevertheless.
He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a radio operator and was stationed in England for some time just after the war.
On returning home, he took a year of engineering at UBC, and married Josephine Burges-Browne.
He then went to Kemano to help build the tunnel that housed the generators for Alcan. He was at the smelter in Kitimat for the very first pour of aluminum.
Despite his early aversion to school he found his vocation as a teacher, first in Port Alberni, then Cloverdale, then White Rock.
Once he put into shore in White Rock, in 1960, he knew he’d reached his home port, and dropped anchor, for 45 years. There he raised his family and taught a few thousand students over the years, until his retirement in 1985.
His wit, intelligence, irreverence, and encyclopedic knowledge made for many friends and lively conversations.
He will be sorely missed by those who remain and heartily welcomed by those who have gone before.