Leonard COLLISHAW

COLLISHAW, Leonard Douglas (Bear),

A wonderful father, grandfather, greatgrandfather, friend and loving husband left us peacefully Oct. 24th, surrounded by his family. He fought his cancer with courage and humour right to the end. During his difficult journey he befriended hospital staff and patients, enriching their lives with his entertaining wit. ” Bear ” was born in New Westminster on Mar.24th 1926 and grew up in White Rock. He married his childhood sweetheart, Patricia Anthony, and they had 63 years together. Along with his partner Jake Braun, he owned and successfully operated Peace Arch Toyota. Boating, golfing, hockey, a good breakfast, making people laugh & his dog Simon were a few of his favourite things. While we will all miss him, we are so grateful to have had him in our lives. We will always cherish the wonderful memories he left us with. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, children Janice (Scott), Allan (Trudi), Megan (Tom), Jennifer (Jon), 8 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren, sister Edith Davie and cousin Raymond Woodward who was like a brother. Predeceased by his parents, White Rock pioneers Cecil and Gertie Collishaw and sister Doreen Arrell. A celebration of life will be held Nov. 6th, 1pm at the Peace Arch Park Hall, Douglas Border Crossing, S.Surrey, Hwy 99 South- Exit 1 Beach Drive. No Flowers, if you wish donations may be made to the Saan.Pen. Hosp. Foundation.


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