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Cecil William Silver

Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
Friday, January 27, 2017
St. James, Manitoba, Canada
Service Information: 
An informal gathering is planned to honor & remember Cecil on Saturday, February 11, 12 - 2 p.m. at Snowline Community Clubhouse.

Cecil William Silver, son of Elizabeth and John Wm. Silver, passed away at his beloved cabin on January 27. He was a strong, stoic, hardworking man who recently battled many months to be well and healthy.

After high school and trade school, he became a lineman for Manitoba Power. He and his wife, Joyce, moved to Seattle in 1952 where Cec became a lineman for Seattle City Light until retirement #1 in 1970 only to continue working as foreman for Wilson Construction, Tyee, and Potelco companies until #7 retirement at age 78. Cecil was a past master of Masonic Lodge #300. His greatest attributes were his love for fun and pranks (many of which were instigated by him with a twinkle in his eye and grin on his face), willingness to help others, and to ‘supervise’ anything, anyone. He also loved to can fruits and vegetables for all. No one left his home without a case of jarred products. He enjoyed the music and pageantry of bagpipes and drums and gladly tapped away on drum or table as he played his Scottish tunes. 

Cecil is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, BettyAnne, and brother, Dem.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, his 5 children (favorites all), 8 grandchildren, 16 great-grands, and his brother, Gerry, and sister, Joan.

Cecil was proudly welcomed into Heaven with bagpipes blaring and drummers following his accomplished lead on his snare drum. He is at peace and well again.

Special thank you and appreciation to Bill & Michelle McKenna, Scott & Andrea Robertson, Dr. Chao-Ying Wu, Visiting Angels, Hospice, Graham’s Restaurant staff, and the generous Glacier community.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Whatcom County Meals on Wheels or Whatcom County Hospice.

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