It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Henry Robert Bartlett on August 16th, 2012, known to his friends as Harry. He was born in Vancouver, BC on January 8th, 1936. He was always proud to be Canadian. He grew up with his family in Qualicum Beach, BC. He had a happy childhood growing up on the beach and developed a love of soccer and other sports.
He was predeceased by his daughter Amy Sherwood in 2002 and his brother-in-law Bob Dobinson. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 40 years Dianne, his daughter Julie Creasy, his sons-in-law Clint Creasy and Patrick Sherwood and his pride and joy, his four grandchildren, Jerra Creasy, Alex Sherwood, Ivan and Gavin Creasy. Also mourning him deeply are his sister Frances Dobinson of Qualicum Beach and brother Arthur (Lorraine) Bartlett of Berowra, Australia, his niece Kathy Dobinson of London, Ontario and his nephew Bob (Heather) Dobinson of Qualicum Beach as well as his cousins Shirley (Karl) Roessler of Edmonton, AB and John (Pearl) Elson of Thorsby, AB.
Harry had a satisfying career as a lawyer in Salmon Arm. He belonged to the Salmon Arm Bar Association and was a director for the Legal Aid Services for many years where he came across many a fine character that he never judged. Harry was respected by his peers and always enjoyed their discussions!
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and his family was very important to him. He enjoyed family celebrations, birthdays, Christmas and all holidays where the family would be together.
We all remember his sense of humour and witty comments and entertaining stories! He enjoyed jazz music, reading and gardening and was able to enjoy many trips after retiring.
Thank you to all our wonderful friends and relatives who came to visit regularly and a huge thank you to the Palliative Care Program for their help in enabling Harry to be at home during his illness. An extra special thank you to Dr. Chris Weicker for his dedication in attending Harry. He is truly a family doctor.
As Harry’s friend Glen said, “Harry’s theme song should be I Did It My Way”.
Lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
No service by request, but “Harry’s stories” can be directed to his home.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Harry’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.