Delaney, Daniel


DELANEY, Captain Daniel

February 17, 1931 – February 7, 2017

Surrounded by his family in the last days of his life, we sadly announce the passing of Daniel.

Born in New Westminster, son of Daniel and Mary, Dan and his family moved to White Rock in 1968. Predeceased by Mary (Cahill), Jack and Patrick. Survived by his loving wife, golf partner and best friend, Carol (Chamberlain), two children Robert (Rob) and Diane (Nebert) and five grandchildren (Nicole, Bobby, Tristen, Matthew and Makayla) and two great-grandsons, (Riley and Hunter), many nieces and nephews and his little four-legged friend, Ebony.

Dan lived a wonderful life. He was a tug boat Captain for 30+ years on the Coastal Tugs. He enjoyed his time off and retirement down in Birch Bay Leisure Park, golfing and many trips abroad. He was a loving father, loyal husband and a proud Papa.

Please join us to celebrate this great man on February 25, 2017 at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The family wishes to thank the staff at P.A. Hospital (5th floor) for all their loving care and Dr. Bourke for his commitment to his health throughout his life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Union Gospel or the NDP. Condolences may be offered at

Attridge, Roger Jeffery


ATTRIDGE, Roger Jeffery Roger passed away on November 9, 2017 in Ajijic Jalisco Mexico. He had Myelodysplasia syndrome, and this was the contributing factor to his death. Roger was the son of Archie Attridge and Kathleen Smythe of Midland Ontario, and even though he moved to many places in Canada, including the last twenty years in Vancouver, he always considered Midland his home. His spouse of twenty-five years was Elizabeth Durham of Toronto, they enjoyed a wonderful life together and traveled extensively. They settled in the Lake Chapala area of Mexico four years ago, enjoying a great retirement there. Roger was father to Bil Attridge and his wife Unika of Victoria B.C; and grandfather to Calvin, Trevor, Darien and Jake. His daughter, Kelly Attridge predeceased him in March of this year. His offspring have been very successful in all their undertakings and Roger was very proud of them. After high school Roger sailed the Great Lakes on and off for five years. He came ashore and had a twenty-eight-year career in business management including District Management with Cole's book stores and Radio Shack. At age 53, Roger returned to the sea sailing on coastal tugboats out of Vancouver. At age 55, he went back to school and obtained his 1st Mates ticket and Coastal Master's ticket. This was to be the dream vocation for Roger. In retirement he enjoyed working part-time running the pilot boat in Vancouver harbour. Roger always considered himself fortunate to maintain many long-term friendships personally and through his professions. No service by request, his ashes will be thrown to sea.                                                                                        Published in The North Shore News from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25, 2017

Ancient Mariners Club, Meeting March 15, 2023

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/08/2023 - 17:16

Please join President, Bob Fiorillo, and the other regulars on :


Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 11:30 at the usual place:



The address is 20227 - 56 Avenue, Langley, BC

MENU: Tel: 604 533 0111                                                                                                  

(2 long blocks East of 200th St. & 1 block South of Fraser Hwy.)

Please bring or advise any present or former mariners that they are welcome to attend. 



Hay, Gordon


Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1942 and passed away in Victoria, BC on 18th of December, 2022. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret, his children, Linda and Steven, and Grandson Declan.

Gordon was a Chief Engineer who worked for Seaspan for 41 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Royal Canadian Legion, branch #91, where he was a proud member since 1968.

A memorial service for Gordon will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 27th, 2023 at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Dr, Victoria, BC.

"Time and Tide wait for no Man"
Condolences may be sent to the family at

Published by The Times Colonist from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2023.

Whyte, Wayne Alexander


Captain Whyte, Wayne Alexander
June 19, 1940 - February 23, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Captain Wayne Alexander Whyte. He left us peacefully in Sechelt Hospital with his loved ones at his bedside after a lengthy and courageous journey with Parkinson's Disease.

Wayne was born in St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and was raised in North Vancouver, where at the young age of 16 he fell in love with the sea, after a summer spent working on the tugs. This experience was the beginning of a successful 45-year career on the water which took him around the world and to the pinnacle of the marine profession, guiding ships as a BC Coast Pilot for 22 years.

In addition to his devotion to work and family, Wayne had many passions that brought him joy. He was an avid skier in his early years and later he honed his golfing skills, always practising to lower his handicap. In retirement, he divided his time between Palm Desert and Sakinaw Lake, his favourite place on earth! At the lake he poured his heart and soul into gardening and landscaping, including building many incredible rock walls.

Wayne is predeceased by his father and mother, Charles and Joyce Whyte and his twin brother, Warren.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Diana, his supportive sister, Dianne Rice, his beloved sons, Warren and Trevor, and his amazing grandchildren, Stella, Ty, and Jaidan who all held a very special place in Wayne's heart.

Wayne will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered for his exceptional work ethic, his generous outgoing personality, his quick wit and big smile and his dedication to his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, from 13:00 to 16:00, at the Polygon Gallery in the Seaspan Room, located at 101 Carrie Cates Ct in North Vancouver.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society to which the Whyte family is immensely grateful for their tremendous support during Wayne's end-of-life journey.

Published by North Shore News from Mar. 1 to Mar. 31, 2023.

Camire, Laurence Melvin Joseph


Camire, Laurence Melvin Joseph

April 1, 1950 ~ February 15, 2023 (age 72)

Laurence passed away comfortably Feb. 15, 2023 after a valiant 2 year battle with multiple strokes and progressive cancer. Laurence was a strong life force and dedicated family man as a son, brother, husband, father and friend. He was very strong and competent in all his doings. Described as a tugboater, equipment operator, entrepreneur, musician, biker and truly a man of all trades. Of all, he was most dedicated to and proud of his family.

Survived by his loving wife Sandy of 40 years, children Katie and Julian, brother Arden (June), nephews Scott (Tracy) and Russ.

His strong presence will be missed by many. Everyone valued his honesty, humour and compassion. Laurence accepted Jesus and was baptized on New Years Day this year. He went at peace with all in his life and with the Lord.

Service and Celebration of Life will be held April 1st, 2023, 1pm at SCC Sorrento Hall followed by an optional post celebration at our home. Snacks, firepit, laughter and stories. 

Call Kate Camire for details and any questions at 1-250-463-9485

Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.

In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,

Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.

In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,

Just look for me and love me, and I’ll be close to you.

It won’t be forever, the day will come and then

My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.

Every waking moment, and all your whole life through

Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,

And I’ll be there with you.


SCC Sorrento Hall, 1150 Passhendaele Road, Sorrento, BC

Celebration of Life:

April 1, 2023

1:00 PM

Call Kate Camire for details and any questions at 1-250-463-9485

Send Flowers to Laurence's Celebration of Life



Merry Christmas 2022

Submitted by admin on Tue, 12/20/2022 - 16:32

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023 from all of us at the Ancient Mariners Club of BC!


Here's a Reminder from Robert Fiorillo:

I hope to see you on February 15th, 2023 for the 1st AMC of BC group lunch at Andrea's Restaurant, Langley, BC

Our October and November meetings were very successfully attended.  So good to see and talk to everyone.

Keep safe and well,

The Club Members and Executive


Ancient Mariners Club - Meeting November 16, 2022

Submitted by admin on Sun, 11/13/2022 - 16:28

The first Ancient Mariner's Club meeting, back after Covid restrictions lifted, was a great success with 25 members attending October 19, 2022, at Andrea's Restaurant, where the staff was kept very busy. Located in the City of Langley, there is ample parking and menu items with full services. The 50/50 draw was won by Brian Williams.

It was a pleasure for everyone, especially the members who attended meetings consistently over the past 10 years, to talk to Captain Albert Gibson who was accompanied by his daughter Carol. After a long career in the marine business and prior to retiring, Al Gibson was the last Captain of the SS Admiral Sampson and provided many interesting points of conversation at meetings. He was very generous in offering his family farm, more than once, for club BBQ's.  Carol advised those who were able to attend his Celebration of Life, a few weeks later, that he had enjoyed the meeting very much.

Here is a note from Bob Fiorillo:

We encourage you all to spread the word that meetings have resumed and hope to see you back to the November 16th meeting! Due to the fact that the 3rd Wednesday of December falls just a couple of days before Christmas, it is my intent to resume meetings again on February 15, 2023 after cold and flu season is mostly behind us.  

SEE YOU NOVEMBER 16, 2022 at Andrea's Restaurant at 11:30 am.


Posted by L. McKee, Website Manager


Gibson, Albert


March 23, 1930 – October 20, 2022
In Loving Memory

Captain Albert Gibson passed away peacefully in Mission Hospital on October 20, 2022. He was born March 23, 1930 in the family farmhouse in Mount Lehman B.C. He leaves behind daughters Carol Evans, Sharon Kelly (Dan), grandchildren James Evans (Tina), Lisa Smallenberg (Mark), son-in-law Sheldon Regnier , Cameron Kelly, Joelle Melnyk (Nick), 10 great grandchildren. Preceded by his loving wife Elaine of 56 years, his granddaughter Laurie Regnier, and his son-in-law Larry Evans. Albert was the last surviving member of his family.

He lived a full and happy life. He worked on many tugboats and ships up and down the BC coast and the Fraser River. Albert enjoyed a long retirement. He was most happy tending his huge garden (nobody left without a bag of veggies). He loved working in his sawmill where he made beautiful mantles. He enjoyed restoring his 67 Ford truck. He was active with the Jubilee Community Hall. He enjoyed his Friday night dinners at the Anavets with many friends. Albert was well known as a local historian. He donated many antiques to local museums. Right up to the end his mind was like a steel trap. He will be very missed by his family!!

Celebration of Life to be held on November 12 at 2 pm at Jubilee hall 7989 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford.

Carol Evans: