Stewart Ronald Thurber

    • Stewart Ronald Thurber
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45
    • Stewart Ronald Thurber

    We regret to advise of the death of Stewart Ronald Thurber after a brief illness in the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC on 5 May 2013 at the age of 95.

    Stewart was born in Bridgetown, NS but moved to Edson, AB at an early age where he grew up.  He was a WW II veteran who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers for six years from 1939 until war’s end.  After demobilization, he worked for the Edmonton Transit System, then operated a family grocery and pharmacy, and then worked for Imperial Oil until 1958.  He then moved to Victoria, BC and opened up WestCoast Foundation Drilling Company which he operated for the next twenty years.  Stewart’s company was involved in foundation work for many of the buildings, high-rises and parking lots in Victoria including the Hillside Mall, Tillicum Mall, the Bay Centre as well as many sites in Northern BC along the Pacific Great Eastern Railway.

    A service was be held on 25 May at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria.  Donations may be made to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Prostate Cancer Canada. {gdMay2016kh}