Death of Robert C. CORBETT

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My Rock of Gibralter, and closest friend over the past 38 years, Robert, died peacefully April 5, at 12:10 a.m. holding my hand.

We were first introduced on Wreck Beach. He followed the rainbow path with an eagle flight feather clasped in his hands. Long-time friends, Erin and James, kept the vigil with me on April 4th.

I cannot thank Dr. Blackmore, and others who made his life better, plus the entire Zion Park Manor staff, his regular caregivers, enough for their many kindnesses and caring that went above and beyond their duties. They loved his wit, sense of humour and wealth of knowledge which he shared humbly.

He spoke seven languages and helped put his siblings through university, as well as successfully running one of the largest nursery operations in British Columbia. He was extremely respected and involved with the UBC Botanical Gardens where he worked with them in their early planning stages. In 1958, after fellow nurseryman John Massot travelled to California, and brought back the concept of nurseries selling plants in plastic tubs, he and Robert pioneered the practice in Canada!

Robert often joked that the ornamental cherries planted on boulevards in Vancouver came from his grafts and nursery stock. He was also a member of the DPS (Desert Plant Society), and the Magnolia Society.

He was a well-respected plantsman from Richmond to Aldergrove, to Bradner where he established successful nurseries and had many international contacts in Asia and Europe. Robert’s experience/knowledge in both propagation and grafting, was unexcelled and, as well, he understood most details and hardiness levels about all the ornamental plants of the Lower Mainland.

Over the years, he was the go-to man for any questions about one’s plants. He developed a new and rare form of Hosta and no one was more educated in more topics than this humble and witty man as he was also a top chef!! Robert was pre-deceased by his father, Norman; his mother, Mae; brothers, Lorne and Don; his sister, Barbara; his sister-in-law, Connie, and nephew, Peter, and Peter’s son, Ryan.

As well, he was also pre-deceased by his business partner of many years, Roy Dann. He is survived by his wife, Judy;

We are all missing him and will continue to miss him for the remainder of our lives. Good night, Sweet Prince, as you pass into “The Land of the Forever Young” to join your little friend, Gladys, whom you escorted there the night after her passing, just as the sun set between the two mountains off the Coast of Scotland.

Robert’s celebration of life will be Sat., May 12, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Newlands Golf and Country Club, 21025-48th Ave., (604)-533-3288, Langley, B.C. in the Copper Ballroom. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wreck Beach Preservation Society (28616 Haverman Rd., Bradner, B.C. V4X 2P3) or to the charity of your choice.

Arms around you all,
Judy Williams-Corbett (604-308-6336)

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Wreck Beach Swim Night this Saturday!

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Wreck Beach Swim night this Saturday!

  • April 21(Sat.) 7:30 to 9:30PM
  • Lord Byng Pool

What to bring…

  • Towels
  • 25c coin for locker
  • Government Photo ID (Drivers license, Passport etc… )
  • Entry fee (Cash only!)

         $12 for NON-Members
         $10 for Members
         $10 if it is your first visit

           + donation if able…

        Free for kids 10 & under  with parent’s supervision

Easy access by buses or cars.

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Wreck Beach Swim Night Tonight @ 7:30PM!

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Wreck Beach Swim night Tomorrow Night!

  • March 17(Sat.) 7:30 to 9:30PM
  • Lord Byng Pool

What to bring…

  • Towels
  • 25c coin for locker
  • Government Photo ID (Drivers license, Passport etc… )
  • Entry fee (Cash only!)

         $12 for NON-Members
         $10 for Members
         $10 if it is your first visit

           + donation if able…

        Free for kids 10 & under  with parent’s supervision

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Wreck Beach Swim Night Tomorrow!

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Wreck Beach Swim night Tomorrow Night!

  • January 20(Sat.) 7:30 to 9:30PM
  • Lord Byng Pool

What to bring…

  • Towels
  • 25c coin for locker
  • Government Photo ID (Drivers license, Passport etc… )
  • Entry fee (Cash only!)

         $12 for NON-Members
         $10 for Members
         $10 if it is your first visit

           + donation if able…

        Free for kids 10 & under  with parent’s supervision

Easy access by buses or cars.

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Our Wreck Beach family has lost another member!

 

Ian Lees has past away…

Ian-LessMy name is Candie Lees.
My brother in law Ian Lees (Digger) passed away on December 29, 2017.

As I understand, Wreck Beach was one of Ian’s favourite places to be.

I’m reaching out to let anyone who knew him know of his passing and to let them know that Ian’s celebration of life will be at the Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace below….

 

Canadian Memorial United Church:  1825 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver

January 19th (Fri.)  at 11:30A.M.


It will take place on Friday Please RVSP  mdle3005@gmail.com  if your able to attend!

We oppose the Cancellation of Calgary Nude Swim!

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The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN)  is strongly opposed to the change.org petition attempting to stop the nude swim at the Calgary Southland Leisure Centre.

The problem with such petitions is that there is no attempt by anyone to scrutinize and confirm the information. April Parker’s rationale is filled with assumptions, misunderstanding and fallacies.

A multitude of scholarly research studies on this topic in psychology and sociology have shown that children reared in an atmosphere containing family social nudity benefit from the practice.

Our children are being raised in a society where we are constantly bombarded with messages that make us feel ashamed and insecure about our bodies.

We are told that we are only worthy if we reach the impossible ideals of the beauty myth.

Concurrently, our bodies are also being objectified and over-sexualized. Naturism is the very antidote to all those ills that afflict our world.

Children raised in naturism learn to accept the human body and recognize that everyone is unique.

Comfort with nudity combined with naturist values lead to a healthy self-image and strong self-esteem.

Although good parenting is by far the most important factor in raising children, naturism helps to promote their confidence and understanding about their bodies.

Contrary to Ms. Parker’s assertion, children are not at an increased risk for predators since they will be attending with their guardian or parent.

Abuse occurs when children are left in the custody of adults not when they participate in a public event with their caregivers.

There is no evidence that children are harmed by non-sexualized social nudity, and there is good reason to believe they benefit from it.

For more information, contact:  JEWilliams1943@gmail.com or at 604-856-9598

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Christmas Party 2017 Revenue & Expenses

Christmas Party 2017 Revenue & Expenses

Hi everyone!

Thank you for joining our Wreck Beach Christmas party on last December.

Due to the many participants, we were able to raise profit as you see below.

Christmas Party '17 Revenue and Expenses final

We have to say thank you to all the participants and volunteers who supported us.

All the profit will be spent to preserve our precious environment!

Although we still have cold and wet winter, the season is not too far away!