My dad died on Oct. 31, 2009. He was born Jan. 1, 1937. He worked at Saturna Island from 1960 to 1964, Cape Scott from 1964 to 1966, and Ballenas Island from 1966 to 1970. When he left the lighthouses, he continued to work for the Canadian Coast Guard at their base in Victoria, and became part of the work crews that went out to repair lighthouses all along the coast. His years on the lighthouses were the happiest ones of his life, and he always took an interest in all things lighthouse related. He was a perfectionist in all he did, and poured concrete sidewalks and curbs at Ballenas, and cleared the brush to make his own little golf course, complete with greens, holes and flags. He took pride in his work and never did anything half way. In the 1980’s he took a picture of the light at Ballenas and had it copied and tattooed onto his shoulder. – Sharon Gagnon (daughter of Pete Fletcher)
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