Wilfred Henry Loch – October 19, 1938 to February 24, 2004.
After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Wilf is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Wilf was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, spent his childhood in Mission, B.C. and finished his high school years in Vancouver. For forty years, Wilf taught for the Surrey School District, spending most of that time at Semiahmoo Secondary. He was the International Baccalaureate Co-ordinator for the District for fifteen of those years.
Wilf was predeceased by his three brothers, Henry (1936), Herby (1955 bone cancer) and Bob (1995 brain cancer). He is survived by his loving family: his parents, Henry and Erna Loch, devoted wife and best friend, Sharon (Pihl), his daughter Janice and her husband Gregg Paul, granddaughters Carly and Sydney Paul, his son Darryl and his wife Alisa, granddaughters Hunter and Scarlett Loch, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Thank you to Dr. John Crossley, Dr. Henry Wong, Dr. Ursula Lee and nurses at the Fraser Valley Cancer Clinic. Thank you also to Dr. Maureen Adamson and to the Newton Home Health who treated Wilf with great kindness and compassion and gave the family support.
There was a private family graveside service. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, March 1st, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 – 140th Street, South Surrey, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Wilf’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society for pancreatic cancer research (565 W.10th Avenue, Vancouver) or the Union Gospel Mission (616 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver) would be appreciated.