Mr. Reginald Gilbert Pitt
July 12, 1919 - September 30, 2008
Passed away September 30, 2008 after a brave battle with Alzheimer's at the Chemainus Healthcare Centre. Predeceased by the love of his love, Doris, his wife of 55 years in 1998. He is survived by his four children, Patricia (Beryl) Delancy of Colorado, Rick of Ontario, Lee (Patricia) of Ontario and Tony (Lynda-lee); his three grandsons, Lee (Marnie) of Ontario, Danton and Ruxton and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Grace. Reg grew up in Cardiff where he apprenticed as an upholsterer. He joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 16, eventually joining the Royal Canadian Navy. Over the next 36 years he excelled at many and varied sports, was a master fencer, champion squash and soccer player, gymnast, became a highly respected physical education instructor and survived three sinking ships. After the war he had a career as Chief Petty Officer and taught at the Royal Military College at St. Jean, Quebec and at Kingston, Ontario where he received an honorary degree. After retiring from the services he accepted an invitation to teach at Brentwood College where he spent the next 30 plus years, finally retiring in 1989. Private family service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Society.