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Gerry Woodard 1932-2020

It is with great sadness that our family marks the passing of Gerald Woodard on Sunday, September 20, 2020, in Penticton, BC. Gerry was born in Chapleau, Ontario in 1932 and grew up in Thunder Bay. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and his career spanned several decades, taking him to places all over the world. Gerry met and married his wife Paula while serving on the air force base in Chicoutimi, Quebec. Gerry loved to tell stories about his air force days and would gladly talk about the various places where he served.

In the early 1970’s Gerry and his wife Paula decided to settle down and moved their young family to the still new village of Gold River. Gerry worked in the mill and was active with the Royal Canadian Legion. He loved to hunt and fish with his trusty dog Spike. Together they would spend hours roaming the Nimpkish and other local valleys in search of grouse and other wildlife. 

Gerry retired from the mill in 1990. After his wife, Paula’s passing in 1998 Gerry remarried and moved to the Okanagan, where he continued to enjoy the great outdoors. 

Gerry is survived by his wife Nicole; his two sons Jeff and Ian (Jennifer) and his four grandchildren, Jordanna, Kaitlynn (Harley), Jared and James. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother Bud and extended family from around the world. 

There is no service by request.
In lieu of flowers or donations, please visit your local Legion and raise a glass in memory of Gerry.

Manley Allison Obituary




With immense sadness we share the passing of Manley Foster Allison on September 7, 2020 in Campbell River, at 82 years of age.  Manley was most often found puttering in his shop, on his boat or at his cabin on Nootka Island.  The time spent and memories created at these places formed cherished childhood memories for his children Ross (Kathy), Kristine (Scott) and Cathy (Graeme) who will remember him, and their time spent together with much love, fondness and gratitude.  Many years later he would happily share these experiences in a very different way with his grandchildren; Michael, Madison, Matthew, Nathan, Callum and Sylvie who will miss their Papa dearly.

One of the first employees of the Gold River Pulp Mill, he and his wife Flora arrived in the brand new community via gravel road in 1966 where they remained for 52 years.  In 1975 he and two partners took a chance and started their own business, Gold River Maintenance & Supply, a business that grew and continues to thrive.  The family he and Flora shared and the long-time friendships made within the community of Gold River formed the very fabric of his life. Manley had a strong sense of service and served the community with pride in many ways including over 30 years with the fire department (including serving as Fire Chief), Justice of the Peace as well as being the community go-to guy for all you may need.  Solution for your obscure seemingly impossible task?  He would have one.

Just as he approached his work problems, he challenged his numerous health issues with determination and resolve.  There was no problem that could not be met head on, with plenty of reinforcement.  Often, he would be suffering silently, with stoicism and determination but refused to give up, constantly surprising everyone around him – medical professionals included.

As he reminded us many times, this was 30 years longer than he ever expected to live and he was very quick to owe his life to his long-time friend Dr. Bryan Garson, without his care and attention so many years ago, we would not have had this bonus time to enjoy with him.

His kindness was appreciated, and we will truly miss this gentle man.  Manley had immense pride in the business he built, the work he did but most of all the family that he loved, laughed with (and worried about!).  He only ever wished happiness, contentment and love for all of us, three attributes that will form our memories of him forever.

We know that Dad is now comfortable in his Stanfields, enjoying the view from his west coast cabin in the sky – while contemplating how to Manley-ize the heck out of it.  Our family would like to thank Dr. Jon Walker and the many health care professionals who cared for Manley over this past year. There will be no service at his request and in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation in Manley’s memory.

SD84 Employment Opportunities




  • BC Certified Teachers Teaching On Call (salary based on category/experience)
  • Non-Certified Persons on Call ($160/day)
  • Administrative Assistant 1 ($26.21/$26.85 per hour)
  • Bus Driver ($26.03 per hour)
  • Computer Technician 1 ($29.37 per hour)
  • Custodian 3 ($22.00 per hour)
  • District Administrative Assistant ($25.91 per hour)
  • Labourer ($21.42 per hour)
  • Noon Hour Supervisor ($20.31 per hour)
  • Payroll and Human Resources Administrative Assistant ($27.46 per hour)
  • Special Needs Education Assistant 1 ($25.82 per hour)
  • Special Needs Education Assistant 2 ($23.16 per hour)
  • Strong Start Facilitator ($28.24 per hour)

Please Note:  Each worksite in School District 84 has a COVID-19 Procedures Document that is shared publically and reviewed by all staff, and all site supervisors are fully committed to ensuring a safe worksite for employees. 

If you are interested, please visit www.sd84.bc.ca, “Employment Opportunities”, to view job postings and job descriptions,

or contact the Associate Director of Human Resources at  amcdowell [at] viw [dot] sd84 [dot] bc [dot] ca or 250-283-2241, Local 224.

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