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Henry Lee Spencer

Male 1912 - 2000  (88 years)


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  • Name Henry Lee Spencer  [1, 2
    Born 27 Mar 1912  Home, 77 Patrick Road, Plaistow, West Ham, London E, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jun 2000  Cerwydden nursing home, 3243 Cowichan Lake Road, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Buried 4 Jul 2000  Mountain View Cemetery, North Cowichan, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9, 12
    Person ID I1  Thompson Family
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2006 

    Family Kathleen Thompson,   b. 28 Aug 1912, Home, Shaneragh, Dromore, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 2000, Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1939 
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Medical):See attached sources. [13]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Testimony of Tim Spencer regarding his father, Mr. T. T. Spencer, (Information gathered over a lifetime), Fact shared by my father (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S2] Certificate of Birth in UK, General Register Office, London, England, Certificate number BXA 272922 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3] Testimony of Tim Spencer regarding his father, Mr. T. T. Spencer, (Information gathered over a lifetime), Facts gleaned over my lifetime (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S5] Testimony of Tim Spencer regarding his Mother, Mr. T. T. Spencer, (Information gathered over a lifetime), Fact shared by my mother (Reliability: 4).

    5. [S6] Certificate of Death in Canada, British Columbia, Minsitry of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Province of British Columbia, Canada, (Extract from registration on file in the Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), Certificate Number 15916689 (Reliability: 3).
      Name: HENRY LEE SPENCER
      Date of Death: JUNE 28, 2000
      Sex: MALE
      Place of Death: DUNCAN
      Age: 88
      Birthplace: ENGLAND
      Residence: DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA
      Registration No: 40106803-818

    6. [S9] Church Bulletin for Funeral Service of Henry Lee Spencer, Mr. Timothy Thompson Spencer, (Bethel Baptist Church, 463 Ypres Street, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, July 4, 2000), Two copies on file, one the "master" copy (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S11] Church Bulletin, Sunday Services at Bethel Baptist, Duncan, Bethel Baptist Church, (Bethel Baptist Church, 463 Ypres Street, Duncan, BC), Sunday July 2, 2000 (Reliability: 4).

      The interment of Dad's body occurred immediately prior to the memorial service which was at 11:00 pm on Tuesday, July 4, 2000.
      (Testimony of his son, Timothy Thompson Spencer)

    8. [S7] Obituary for Henry Lee Spencer, Timothy Thompson Spencer, (Cowichan Valley Citizen, 469 Whistler Street, Duncan, BC July 2, 2000), Published July 2, 2000 on page 25 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S11] Church Bulletin, Sunday Services at Bethel Baptist, Duncan, Bethel Baptist Church, (Bethel Baptist Church, 463 Ypres Street, Duncan, BC), Sunday July 9, 2000 (Reliability: 4).

    10. [S12] Medical Certificate of Death for Henry Lee Spencer, Dr. H. Roy Gilbert, (Physician's Medical Certificate of Death, Ministry of Health, British Columbia, June 29 2000), Document Control Number 20302687 (Reliability: 3).

      Name of Deceased: Henry Lee Spencer
      Actual Date of Death: June 28, 2000 1300 hrs (1:00 pm)
      Place of Death: Cerwydden Care Nursing Home, Duncan, BC
      Released to: First Memorial funeral home
      Immediate cause of death: Respiratory Arrest due to Recurrent Pneumonia
      I viewed the body after death: No

      Dr. Gilroy hadn't seen Dad for two weeks, he just signed the certificate of death. Presumably he decided on the immediate cause of death from hearsay, information from the attendant nursing staff.

    11. [S22] Cemetery headstone, Timothy Thompson Spencer, Headstone for Henry Lee Spencer Spencer in Mountain View Cemetery, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada (Reliability: 3).

      SPENCER
      HENRY LEE

      March 27, 1912Plaistow, West Ham, London E13
      June 28, 2000Duncan

      RTR 1926 - 1935 Fear Nought
      1st Armoured Brigade 1939 - 1945 Calais May 1940

      Courage - Resolution - Honour - Faithfulness - Good Cheer

      RESURGAM

      "Be strong, and of a good courage" Joshua 1:19

      RESURGAM = "I will rise again"

    12. [S7] Obituary for Henry Lee Spencer, Timothy Thompson Spencer, (Cowichan Valley Citizen, 469 Whistler Street, Duncan, BC July 2, 2000), Published on July 2, 2000 on Page 25 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S13] Medical Charts for Henry Lee Spencer, Cowichan District Hospital, (Cowichan District Hospital, 3045 Gibbins Road, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, various dates in April, May and June of 2000), Fourteen pages of medical charts and test results (Reliability: 4).

      The photocopy of Henry Spencer's medical records accumulated during his stay in the acute care hospital for the months of April, May, and June of 2000 was released to his son Timothy Spencer after Henry Spencer's death.