Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home

440 England Ave, Courtenay, BC


William "Bill" Ray Davenport

October 13, 1928October 29, 2019

Bill was deeply loved by his wife of 68 years Florence Davenport, their 3 children Kenneth, Robert and wife Kelly, Deborah: 7 grandchildren Shaun, Christopher, Taleah, Tara, Evan, Haley and Haden: and 6 great grandchildren Kia, Kohen, Lily, Olivia and baby - ‘soon to be born’.

Bill and family are long-time residents of the Comox Valley. Their greatest adventure began in 1965 with a move from the “big city” of Vancouver to assume ownership of Lads and Lassies a children’s wear store on 5th Street in Courtenay. Over the course of the next years the family opened 8 additional clothing stores (V.I. Tops N’ Bottoms) with locations throughout Vancouver Island.

Bill was a hard-working man who loved his family, grandchildren, pets, newspapers, sports and sweets. A man of 91 years yet barely grey. Witty, funny and known for his hilarious one-liners.

"Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and always dear."



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William "Bill" Ray Davenport

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Susie Silveira

November 11, 2019

I have only ever had one Uncle in my life but what an Uncle you were! Whenever we had the chance to visit from Australia you made us feel so welcome. You and Aunty Flo showed us kindness and what it was to have family. I can't tell you how much that meant to me.
Brothers aren't good at sharing their feelings, so please know that your little brother Ken has always loved you from afar. All of our Canadian family are close to our hearts and our family stories always give us joy. When we think of you we all smile and share memories that are dear to us.
Uncle Bill, you leave this world with a legacy of an amazing family, you did your job well, they are all wonderful people. We will always remember you, especially when I look into my Dad's face, I see a little of you.
Sending our love,
Susie xxxxx

Maryanna Sinclaire Bernie Hartmann

November 11, 2019

When someone leaves this world, they leave a lot of wonderful memories behind. Bill always had a smile when we greeted him and made my husband Bernie and I laugh by teasing us about our relationship .

His love for his family was evident whenever he talked about them. I remember his eyes shinning with pride whenever he bragged about Deborah and her family.

We will miss you Bill but your memory will be etched forever on our hearts whenever we hear your name.

Robert Davenport

November 10, 2019

Dad, Although I knew that this day would come one day, one can never prepare for when it does happen. You were and are the Monarch in our family, you instilled in me what it means to be a good father and parent, you were always there for me and my family through the good times and bad. Always there to fall back on when I needed advice or help. Now all I can do is take the principles in life you taught me and do the best I can. That’s all you ever wanted. When ever all our family gets together I look around and see what you started and makes me very proud of what you accomplished, our whole family is because of you and it makes me so proud .I only hope that I can achieve what you have and those are some big shoes to fill. I know you are gone from this world, but I also know you are watching over our family and there will be times I need your advice. So I will on occasion be calling on you for direction so it’s really not over for you yet. Dad I love you and will forever. You will be missed but you will always be in my heart and mind. Until we speak again my father know this.
I Love you always, your son
Robert J Davenport

Deborah Davenport

November 10, 2019

Dad - You were always there for me. I knew from the time I was young that I could always get what I wanted by simply putting my arms around your neck and giving you a kiss on the cheek. It worked every time and brought such a beautiful smile to your face - I knew I was loved.

When I was ready to leave for University you took me to a blackboard housed in our basement to show me the monetary benefits of not going on for a higher education. You were trying to make a case for not leaving - so needless to say the "stay home column" won! More importantly when I did decide to leave, you made me believe in myself - you taught me I could do anything I put my mind to - yet I always understood I had a home to come back to.

You helped me raise my three children - you protected us and loved us deeply. You always had a tall tree for the kids to climb, a band aide for the scratches, an endless supply of raspberry bushes for afternoon snack and a dog to run after. We always had too many presents under the Christmas tree which we secretly loved. You were our safety, you were our home.

We travelled together, we played, we laughed and cried. We swam in the moonlit waters of the Caribbean only to find out the sharks came in at night....we flew in an antiquated six seater plane praying it would hold together during take off and landing.....we found a bomb on the beach in Hawaii one Christmas ....we fished....we camped....we opened stores....we found the only cruise ship that went on strike three days after we arrived! Life was always an adventure!

Dad I wish I had more time with you just to walk among the stars, to hold your hand and see your face and ask you how you are. Although you may have left this world you are always in my heart lighting up the pathway even though we are apart. Love is everlasting and so are my memories - just know I will love you forever and for always. I will miss you deeply, your daughter XXX