William (Billy) Raymond Wooldridge
May 18, 1932-February 8, 2013
Billy passed away peacefully, with family by his side at
St. Joseph Hospital, Comox.
He is survived by his daughter Marla (Terry) Pin, Port Moody, son Ken Wooldridge, Sointula. Stepdaughter Wanda (Ricky) Laughlin, Sointula. Grandchildren, Mathew, Thomas, Nicole (Geoff), Treena (Rick), April, Earl (Shannon) Michael (Jennel), Kevin and 14 great grandchildren.
Billy was predeceased by his loving wife Rae (2010) stepdaughter Gail Anderson (1999), parents Helen (1973), Roy (Pinky)(1974) Wooldridge, brothers Roy (1994) and Deane (2012).
He was born in Victoria in 1932, moved to Sointula 1935 living there until the family made the move Port McNeill when Pioneer Timber no longer operated on Malcolm Island. Port McNeill then became home until 1956. At this time he then moved back to Sointula where he lived until his passing.
He was very involved in the fishing and logging industry. Logging for Pioneer Timber and other’s in his younger years and then becoming a hand logger for the rest of his logging days. He commercial fished until his retirement and then it was a day out with the jigger on his beloved Herbie. He was a member of the IWA and the UFAWU and the Malcolm Island Lions Club in its early years. Billy loved the quiet life, his home, his garden and family.
He will be so missed and forever loved by his family, and many relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ham and all the other’s who showed so much care and concern for Billy during his illness.