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Herbert Mould

June 17, 1941 - August 15, 2020

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It is with the greatest of sorrow and deep sadness, along with a tremendous sense of loss that we, the entire Mould-Milino Families, must announce the passing of our dearly beloved Herb.  Herb was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin and friend.  Herb passed away peacefully at home, with his family at his side. Herb was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Edward and Bertha Vivian Mould. Herb is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mary Dianna Mould and their two beloved sons:   Martin Edward Mould, Jarrod Phillips (Aurora) Great Grandson Zydyn, Great  Granddaughter Harper, daughter Haley ; and Patrick Michael Mould (Janelle) Granddaughter Stephanie (Will).

With Herb being an only child, he is survived by his only cousin Barbara (nee:Lee) Eschner (Roy) from the Mould side.

Herb became a much loved and integral part of his new, very large Milino family.   He in turn felt and returned that strong love and connection and together the family flourished.

He leaves behind the Milino Families:  Uncle Jack Milino of Calgary remains the Patriarch of the family at 94 years old, along with numerous relatives:

David, Jacqueline, Monique; Patricia, John (Sarah) Hazel and Apple, Michael (Eric) Robbie; Suzie, (Michael) Aaron (Ondra), Suzanne, Angus and Jack; Rocky (Rocio), Rocky Jr, Pat (Jade) Luca; Tina (Pierre) Jacob (Lily) Madeline (Tyson); Anna (Dennis) Oscar, Lewis (Nichole); Maria (John) David (Amara) Makaela, Taya, Owen (Tate).

Herb was born and raised in Duncan in a Canadian family of five generations on his Father’s side and six generations on his Mother’s side. Bertha’s family (Herb’s mother), were cattle ranchers in the Ashcroft Cache Creek area. They were amongst the first cattlemen in the gold rush days and were on the cattle drive with Pat Burns, that headed up from Oregon and settled in BC.

He attended Shawnigan Lake Boys’ School where, as a real sports fan and very skilled competitor, he was fortunate enough to participate in many sports and he developed a deep love for them.  He excelled in music and  sports:  baseball, rugby, track and field, golf, fishing, boating, water skiing and curling.  All of his family from young ages, parents and grandparents were avid and fine golfers and he enjoyed that throughout life.

Herb first began working at his Father’s Mercury Lincoln Dealership in Duncan.  After a few ‘colourful years’ he met Dianna, the catch of his life.  They were married November 30th, 1963.  Herb gave up his tickets to the Grey Cup Game in Vancouver to marry Dianna on that day.   That’s commitment for you!

Preparing for their wedding Dianna taught Herb to dance for the First Dance as it was one thing he had not begun.  They then began dancing lessons and Herb, along with Dianna and the family enjoyed dance as one of the most popular activities throughout their lives.

Herb first began his career as a Journeyman Carpenter apprenticing  with Pat Milino of Milino Construction. Herb and Father-in-law Pat formed a very close Father-son like relationship and were buddies.  He later spent years with School District 79, up to his retirement.

Growing up, Herb was exposed to many different activities. As he joined the Milino family he was able to share and teach the entire group from Pat and Mary, right down to the youngest siblings about fishing, golfing, boating and waterskiing. Herb taught the family with love, but impatience, and Lord Help You, don’t bring bananas on the boat!

Herb was a life-long football fan and he passed on his love of the sport to his two beloved sons. Herb was a trainer, a manager, a Head Coach and the heart of any team he was involved in. Herb began with supporting his son Pat in his early playing years. Herb took over as head Coach of the Cowichan Chiefs and took the team to the Provincial final (only one loss as a head coach!). Later Herb was the biggest fan of the Duncan DAWGS. He was so much more than a fan of the team. He was “Old Herb Dawg” to the guys; a fan, a bus driver (with amazing tolerance) and a friend. The DAWG days were a special time for Herb and his sons Pat and Marty. While Pat battled on the field it was Marty, as team manager who built the team and helped to bring the DAWGS to Provincial dominance. Herb found joy in watching Pat coach flag football and showed up regularly to cheer on Janelle in the women’s league.

Herb was so proud of his family and all of their accomplishments; Marty excels at his job at Victoria Truss and is an avid hiker and outdoors person. Jarrod is a journeyman carpenter at Vandine Construction and is challenging his Dad at golf and his Uncle Pat in mountain biking. Haley is pursuing an apprenticeship. Pat, a life-long fitness enthusiast is the manager at Fitness Experience in Nanaimo. Stephanie is an accomplished wrestler and is pursuing a career in arts and fashion. Herb (Papa) and Steph had a special relationship and you never really knew who was making the decisions when they were together.

Herb’s Dad chose to pursue Commercial Fishing.  He knew the sea and was very successful.  Herb spent time fishing casually and commercially learning from his Dad.  The first Fishing Boat Ed Mould had built was registered as “The Dianna Isle”.  Herb’s love of the water grew, he became an excellent fisherman and boater on both the fresh and salt water.  Herb had many boats throughout life which he shared with all the family. Herb made many fisherman friends and enjoyed his time with them. Herb was an excellent slalom and trick skier and thrilled all that saw him go.

While Herb had not hunted for years, he had truly hunted.  On one trip at the age of 15, Herb and his parents travelled north to meet at Uncle Tom and Aunt Rose Mould’s log cabin.  They were  Big Game Guides and Outfitters in the Liard River,  Muncho Lake areas of Northern BC.  They would then prepare for a 26 day pack train trip into the mountains.  Of note, on the day of their expected arrival, while preparing for them, Aunt Rose, alone in the log cabin, was interrupted by a large Grizzly.  She shot that bear through the kitchen window, skinned it and cooked up some bear stew for a delicious dinner!

On that trip, Herb bagged a full curl,  Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep.  (a Sheep like that was Pat Milino’s dream of his life!)

The photo of Herb and that beautiful Sheep on the ground did not leave Herb with a good feeling.   He did not continue hunting, but for birds.

Herb loved music, had a great record collection and finally focused on Guitar.  While everyone knew Herb played Guitar they did not know the scope of his natural musical talent and ability.  He first learned to play Saxophone and read music.  His first guitar was a Fender Esquire, with a Fender Tweed Deluxe Amplifier.  His biggest regret was having traded these for other guitars as they are currently precious, highly sought after  items. “The One That Got Away”.

 

Upon retiring, Dianna encouraged Herb to return to Guitar.  After buying and replacing guitars, Dianna suggested he buy a few very good ones to be satisfied with.  He took lessons from top Music Teachers who enjoyed teaching him, because of his dedication.  Herb enjoyed many types of music evolving from Southern Blues, ZZ Top and Rock to the smooth Jazz Masters.  He enjoyed jamming with friends and family members.

Herb fought a very tough battle.  While we all grieve, the entire family is grateful that Herb has at last been granted peace.   He will be always in our hearts and never forgotten!  We love him and will miss him very much!

Special thanks to Dr. Patricia Seymour; Dr. Andrew Attwell,  Dr. Howard Pai of BC Cancer Agency, Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC.  Dr. William R. Nielsen,  Drs Andrea Wilhelm, Dr. Elliott, all Doctors, nurses and caregivers at the Cowichan District Hospital and Cancer Clinic for their tremendous kindness and caring of our beloved Herb.

Private Family Interment.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cowichan Hospital Foundation are appreciated.

 

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H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Hilary Abbott
Relation: Through the Cowichan community and the Shawnigan Lake School community.

Dear Dianna,

Please know our thoughts are with you and your extended family as you come to terms with the loss of a wonderful husband and family-man and we, members of the Cowichan Community, have lost a tremendous citizen.

A dear friend of Herbert’s, Mike Fall, advised Shawnigan Lake School of your husband’s passing.

Should there be a future celebration of life, we would welcome the opportunity to pay our respects to you and your family.

We extend best wishes as you travel a new and uncharted course, confident you will receive ample support from the loved-ones that surround you.

Yours most sincerely,

Hilary Abbott
Shawnigan Lake School

From: Eileen Hillyard
Relation: Old friend of his wife

So very sorry to hear of Herbs passing Dianna. Although you two shared a long, lively and loving life together… it’s somehow never enough it seems.
May you find some measure of comfort and peace during this difficult time.

From: Eileen Hillyard
Relation: Old friend of his wife

So very sorry to hear of Herbs passing Dianna. Although you two shared a long, lively and loving life together… it’s somehow never enough it seems.
May you find some measure of comfort and peace during this difficult time.

From: Miriam and Mike Fry
Relation: Since highschool, we’ve known the Milino family and Herb

We are heartbroken for your family, Dianna. Herb was bigger than life and such a proud husband and father. We know you shared a deep love and friendship. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your wonderful family.

From: Ray Sander
Relation: I first met Herb in the sixties when I attended Cow High and our paths crossed on numerous occasions over the years.

Hello Dianna,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your immediate family, extended family and friends who are missing your beloved friend and partner. It is time to remember the wonderful pleasures and family you two built or enjoyed during your time together. Herb also loved his trucks and they never seemed to get dirty, how annoying.
Ray and Mary Anne

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