March 16, 1976 – November 29, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our son Trevor William Forbes who passed away suddenly on November 29, 2019 at the age of 43.
Trevor is survived by his children, Taylor, Maiah and Naden Forbes, of Parksville, parents Georgia and Bill Forbes of Nanoose Bay, brother PJ Forbes, niece Kaiya Forbes, nephew Peter Forbes from Penticton BC; sister Alicia Fox, niece Katie Fox, nephews Will and Jesse Fox of Parksville. He is also survived by his former wife and good friend Sonya Forbes, the mother of his children and her daughter Johanna Cory from Parksville. He also leaves behind his incredible extended family of nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends that he loved dearly.
Trevor, born in Burnaby, BC lived his early years at False Bay, Lasqueti Island until he and his family moved to Parksville.
As a young child Trevor spent his summers on Lasqueti Island playing with friends and family at the Millicheap’s family farm as well as False Bay with Granny & Grandpa Forbes. He was a happy and good-natured child known to his family as “Noonie.”
As he grew older, he kept his easy-going nature coupled with a warm and friendly smile. Let’s not forget to mention his love for flashy sunglasses and stylish clothing. Trevor was a snappy dresser!
His working career started at an early age at his Grandfather’s and Uncle Tom Millicheap’s shipyard on Lasqueti Island. He became a full share fisherman at sixteen years old and a skipper at twenty-four. Trevor skippered many boats during his career, but the love of his life was the Lasqueti Sons. He fished salmon, herring and halibut on the Sons. He also fished the prawn vessel ‘Lasqueti Isle’. These were his family’s boats.
Trevor was also a talented logger. He logged on Lasqueti Island along with his brother PJ and his father Bill, and Grandfather Peter. He boomed logs, drove a skidder and a self-loading logging truck. Trevor was a hardworking young man who excelled at everything he did. His sister nicknamed him ‘Captain Unreal’ and would tease him sometimes when she felt he was bragging a little too much!
A father at a very young age, Trevor spent months at sea providing for his family but loved to watch his kids in all their activities when the fishing life allowed. Trevor was exceedingly proud of all their accomplishments in hockey, highland dance (both Maiah & Naden), volleyball, basketball, musical ability (drums-Taylor). The nature of his job made it difficult for him to attend many of their events, but when he was able, he was the proudest Dad there! He so dearly loved his children.
A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Tigh Na Mara Resort in Parksville.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Trevor’s memory to the
BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund which supports the Young Burn Survivors Camp. Donations can be made online at burnfund.org Or In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Trevor’s memory to the charity of your choice.
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