Victor Pope, beloved husband of Margaret Pope of Cochrane, AB, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2007 at the age of 87 years.
Born in Toronto, ON, Victor was the youngest of six children born to Katherine and Alfred Pope. His father passed away in August of 1920 from injuries sustained during WWI, leaving his mother to support her children on a war widow’s pension.
Victor graduated from high school after which he joined the Toronto Police as a cadet. His service with the police force was interrupted by WWII, where he served overseas from 1943 to 1945 as a tank commander and infantry officer. As a First Lieutenant, he was wounded in action after crossing the Rhine River.
Victor returned to Canada following the end of the War and resumed his career with the Toronto Police. He rose to the rank of Sergeant of Detectives before retiring after forty years of service in 1979.
Victor was an accomplished artist and busied himself after retirement with his oil paintings and his garden. He was also blessed with an incredible singing voice and enjoyed sharing this gift with his church congregation as a soloist in the choir.
Victor and Margaret moved from Ontario to Cochrane, AB in 2002 to be closer to family.
Besides his wife of sixty-five years, Margaret, Victor is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Ann, and Murray and Michelle; four grandchildren, Karen, Bruce, Brent and Natalie; three great-grandchildren, Blake, Emma, and Lane; and his beloved border collie, McGregor. He was predeceased by all of his siblings.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, Alberta) on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433.Print This Obituary & Condolences