Bartlett, Henry Robert

January 8, 1936 – August 16, 2012
at the age of 76 years

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Henry Robert Bartlett on August 16th, 2012, known to his friends as Harry.  He was born in Vancouver, BC on January 8th, 1936.  He was always proud to be Canadian.  He grew up with his family in Qualicum Beach, BC.  He had a happy childhood growing up on the beach and developed a love of soccer and other sports.

He was predeceased by his daughter Amy Sherwood in 2002 and his brother-in-law Bob Dobinson.  He is survived by his loving wife of almost 40 years Dianne, his daughter Julie Creasy, his sons-in-law Clint Creasy and Patrick Sherwood and his pride and joy, his four grandchildren, Jerra Creasy, Alex Sherwood, Ivan and Gavin Creasy.  Also mourning him deeply are his sister Frances Dobinson of Qualicum Beach and brother Arthur (Lorraine) Bartlett of Berowra, Australia, his niece Kathy Dobinson of London, Ontario and his nephew Bob (Heather) Dobinson of Qualicum Beach as well as his cousins Shirley (Karl) Roessler of Edmonton, AB and John (Pearl) Elson of Thorsby, AB.

Harry had a satisfying career as a lawyer in Salmon Arm.  He belonged to the Salmon Arm Bar Association and was a director for the Legal Aid Services for many years where he came across many a fine character that he never judged.  Harry was respected by his peers and always enjoyed their discussions!

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle and his family was very important to him.  He enjoyed family celebrations, birthdays, Christmas and all holidays where the family would be together.

We all remember his sense of humour and witty comments and entertaining stories!  He enjoyed jazz music, reading and gardening and was able to enjoy many trips after retiring.

Thank you to all our wonderful friends and relatives who came to visit regularly and a huge thank you to the Palliative Care Program for their help in enabling Harry to be at home during his illness.  An extra special thank you to Dr. Chris Weicker for his dedication in attending Harry.  He is truly a family doctor.

As Harry’s friend Glen said, “Harry’s theme song should be I Did It My Way”.

Lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

No service by request, but “Harry’s stories” can be directed to his home.


  1. Dianne – I was so sorry to read this news, which I discovered while trying to locate you to tell you that mom (Vange)died July 9th. (
    My condolences to you and your family. Mom spoke so fondly of your lovely family.
    Best regards, Elodie – Vange’s daughter.

  2. Proud to have worked with Harry for about 10 years. Very sorry he has gone so soon! I was only aclerk in the Court System but he treated us all the same. Great guy. Frances

  3. I first met Harry when he volunteered at RJ Haney Heritage Village last year. He had the most wonderful smile! Our deepest condolences from everyone at the Village – he is greatly missed.

  4. I’m Mavis Tulari’s youngest daughter. I grew up with Harry and his wife Diane as neighbours. Harry was always a happy friendly person full of humour. He was a great neighbour and I know that he and Diane were very wonderful friends who provided a great support system for my Mom over the years. Their kindness has been very appreciated by our family.
    My condolences to Diane and the girls, Harry was a wonderful man.

  5. Mavis Tulari sends her condolences to the Bartlett family. She will always remember Harry as a good neighbour and friend. She enjoyed his sense of humour, his generosity, his many acts of kindness and his cheerfulness at all times.
    Rest in Peace Harry.

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