AMC Meeting May 15, 2024 at Andrea's Restaurant, Langley

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/01/2024 - 15:29

Please join President, Bob Fiorillo and the other regulars on MAY 15, 2024 at 11:30 AM

for a lunch meeting at ANDREA'S RESTAURANT, 20227 - 56 Avenue, Langley, BC (the usual place)

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

http://www.andreasrestaurant.ca      604 533-0111

PLEASE BRING OR ADVISE ANY CURRENT OR FORMER MARINERS THAT THEY ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 

PS: Upon arrival and when signing in, please add your EMAIL ADDRESS.

THANK YOU!

Phillips, Larry

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Captain Larry Phillips. He is survived by his loving wife, April, children, Dustin (Kerry), Nicole (Robert), Tiffany, Adam (Elaine), three grandchildren, and sister, Wendy (Blaine).

Larry was a dedicated tugboat Captain with over a half century on the water. As a talented artist, Larry's wood carvings and paintings will keep his memory alive long after his passing. After retirement, Larry enjoyed spending time with family and playing golf, rain or shine.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

Next AMC Meeting February 21, 2024

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/11/2024 - 14:12

Happy New Year Everyone!  We trust that we will weather all that 2024 will bring

and have gratitude for what we do have, especially family and friends, old and new!

As advised, from Bob Fiorillo at the November meeting, there will not be a lunch meeting

at Andrea's Restaurant until February 21, 2024.  

Please update Bob and/or Diane, or any of the Directors, if you have news that would be

of interest to the members at large.  

Thank you!

Admin 

 

Captain Dennis Overstall

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/11/2024 - 13:12

As per Diane Brown, Historian:

Captain Dennis Overstall, long serving Captain at Seaspan, passed away on December 28, 2023, at the age of 79 at Nanaimo General Hospital,

Apparently, a memorial service to celebrate Dennis’s life will be announced soon. 

 

Stay posted

Admin

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Submitted by admin on Sun, 12/24/2023 - 14:26

Best Wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bob Fiorillo, President of the Ancients Mariners Club, Lower Mainland on behalf of the  Executive and current Members. 

Despite a year of ups and downs it was great to see so many familiar faces at the start up of the lunch meetings after covid.  Hoping to see you all back in February when it will resume. 

Cheers!

Layton, Harrison James

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It is with great sadness we wish to announce the passing of Captain Harrison Layton at 87 years of age. Harrison is survived by his loving and much adored wife of 66 years, Joan, and their daughters, Lanita, Larina and Nerissa, of whom he was very proud. Harrison was born in Rock Bay, BC and grew up in the wilds of the BC coast. He was raised in a cabin on a log raft that was poled up and down the coast for work for the family and through these times developed his love of the sea and nature. Harrison led a rich and colourful life. He was a cowboy at the age of 18 in Northern BC and in later years became a Senior Cutting Horse champion. He was a hard worker and always interested in trying new things, hence becoming a logger, a welder and then a seaman, working his way up from deckhand to Captain on the tugboats. In his early forties Harrison became a BC Coast Pilot (BCCP) and eventually President of the company for a two year term. In addition to his work career he was a volunteer firefighter for 14 years. Harrison was smitten by Joan from the moment he met her and they married in 1957, celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary this year. In almost every photo of the two of them and every day they were together one could see him gazing adoringly at Joan and vice versa. Harrison and Joan loved to travel, spending time on their boat, camping in their RV, including many winters in Palm Springs, and visiting countries around the world. Proud of his indigenous heritage Harrison was a great storyteller, a legend as a Master Mariner, a voracious reader, a self made man with a wicked sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye. A fiercely devoted husband, a loving and protective father, a good and loyal friend, he will be missed by many. In Harrison's words... "I attribute the beauty of the sunrises and sunsets to the quantity of ash, dust and smoke in the atmosphere. Following my demise I plan to contribute in a small way to the quality of the displays."

To send flowers to the family of Harrison James LAYTON, please visit Tribute Store.

Published online December 16, 2023 in The Vancouver Sun & The Province

AMC Meeting Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Lower Mainland Chapter

Submitted by admin on Sat, 11/11/2023 - 19:22

Please join President, Bob Fiorillo and the other regulars on November 15, 2023 at 11:30 AM

for a lunch meeting at ANDREA'S RESTAURANT, 20227 - 56 Avenue, Langley, BC (the usual place)

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

http://www.andreasrestaurant.ca      604 533-0111

PLEASE BRING OR ADVISE ANY CURRENT OR FORMER MARINERS THAT THEY ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 

PS: Upon arrival and when signing in, please add your EMAIL ADDRESS.

THANK YOU!

Monteski, Thomas A.

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MONTESKI, Captain Thomas A.
April 18, 1943 - September 25, 2023

Tom passed away at Saanich Peninsula hospital after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his parents, his infant son and his son-in-law. Survived by his wife Linda (McClung), daughters Jeanna and Leah, his extended family and the many good friends he made along the way.


Tom worked as a tugboat captain for Seaspan for 47 years and was very active in the CMSG. Tom enjoyed interacting with people in all areas of his life, whether it be mentoring people at work, hosting "kid's day" parties, meat draws at the Army and Navy, or just entertaining friends and family. Tom was well known for his debating skills and loved to actively "discuss" things, especially with his favourite debating partner and longtime friend Hugh Pite.

He travelled many places in the world with his family and through his work, but had a special love for Maui where he travelled to almost every year for over 32 years, his Ohana on Maui gave him great joy. Tom thrived in the sense of community he felt in both Deep Cove and Puamana where he was well known to be a leader or instigator depending how you looked at it. He was often found helping neighbours, hosting parties and providing special projects for neighbours to participate in (special thanks to Chris Lott).


Tom was known for his larger-than-life personality, his zest for life, his sense of humour and his ability to make friends everywhere he went. Tom will be remembered by all that knew him and missed by the many that loved him.


A celebration of his life will be arranged in a few months.

Published by Victoria Times Colonist from Sep. 29 to Oct. 1, 2023.

Next AMC Meeting Wednesday October 18, 2023 Lower Mainland Chapter

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/28/2023 - 18:27

Please join President, Bob Fiorillo and the other regulars on October 18, 2023 at 11:30 AM

for a lunch meeting at ANDREA'S RESTAURANT, 20227 - 56 Avenue, Langley, BC (the usual place)

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

http://www.andreasrestaurant.ca      604 533-0111

PLEASE BRING OR ADVISE ANY CURRENT OR FORMER MARINERS THAT THEY ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 

PS: Upon arrival and when signing in, please add your EMAIL ADDRESS.

THANK YOU!