Sergius de Bucy, age 100, of Queen Charlotte, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2018, in the Queen Charlotte Hospital.
He was born in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia to Sergius and Sybil (Richardson) on February 22, 1917. In 1921, he and his mother moved to Tlell, Haida Gwaii to join other members of the Richardson family. In 1944, Sergius married Chris McKenzie (who predeceased him in 1972).
Serge had a taxi business for many years and later logged, along with various other enterprises. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards and was involved in a number of community organizations, in earlier years. He always kept abreast of news and changes on the islands by attending meetings regularly or by talking to everyone, young and old.
Sergius will be lovingly remembered by his beloved longtime partner, Mavis Mark, and his children Kathy, Wendy, Janice (John Fischer) and Roger (Andrea), 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
He loved Haida Gwaii and the caring people who live on the Islands. He often remarked that it was because of the support of the community he was able to live so long and in his own home.
Sergius’ funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 31 at the Queen Charlotte Cemetery.
A Celebration of His Life followed at the Queen Charlotte Community Hall.
Special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Queen Charlotte Hospital for the care and compassion given by everyone to Sergius.