Passed away after a valiant 3-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. Monty had a great sense of humor which got him through many painful treatments. He and Cindy always had the doctors and nurses in stitches (pun intended). Monty was born and raised in Port Alberni and moved to Qualicum in 2011 to live in his dream home which he built with his wife Cindy. Monty worked at the APD Mill for 29 years until his retirement in 2009. Monty loved life and lived it to the fullest. Some of his greatest memories involved his summers on Sproat Lake and cruising in his classic cars.
Monty was predeceased by his dad, Cecil Mcleod (1981) and his mother Eva Mcleod (1987). Monty is survived by his devoted wife Cindy, step-son Cole, sisters Connie (Frank), Malonie (Joe), brothers Wayne (Cristina), Dannie, mother-in-law Marjorie and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of life will be held on July 6, 2014 at the Alberni Valley Resque Squad Hall from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
You were sick and tired and we all knew,
that God would soon come to take you.
You fought so hard, so very long,
but through the pain, you stayed strong.
We all knew there would come a day,
when God would come to carry you away.
It doesn’t make it easier to say goodbye,
and I try so hard not to cry.
I can’t help but feel defeated,
or even maybe a little cheated.
But how very selfish would I be,
to hope and pray you could stay with me.
So as you laid there,
I had to tell you “It’s ok to go”.
Say “Hi” to loved ones waiting on the other side.
I know some day; you’ll be there when I
take that ride