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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] April 16, 2002 Vancouver
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 05:41:33 -0700

Deaths (04/16/02)
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper ANDERSON BAKER BLOM
The Province notes the following deaths in today's paper ANDERSON BAKER BLOM BROWN CORRA
BAKER _ Clifford Earl. July 13, 1919 - April 15, 2002. It is with great sadness that we
announce the passing of Husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa, Cliff at the age of 83
years. Predeceased by son Bill and survived by loving wife Ruby; sons Ken (Sylvia), Les
(Margot), Rob (Lori); daughter-in-law Ann and sister Odette Vetterl; also 9
grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. An open house will be held Thursday, April 18
at the Clubhouse at Ashley Grove, 9088 Holt Road, Surrey from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pacific Riding for the Disabled
Association, Langley or the Dainard Pavilion at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
BLOM _ Catharina Martha. Born March 14, 1913 in the Netherlands and died peacefully in
Abbotsford, B.C. on April 12, 2002. She was predeceased by her husband Hans; her two
sisters and one brother. She is survived by her sons, daughter and spouses, Ted and
Femmy, Ann and Bert, Peter and Bertha and Joe and Elske, as well as her grand and great
grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered. For the past five years she lived at
Ebenezer Care Home in Abbotsford where she received kind and loving care. Interment will
take place on April 18th, 2002 at 10:30 o'clock at the Valley View Memorial Gardens,
14644-72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. followed by a Memorial Service and a reception at the
Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 21713 - 50th Avenue, Langley, B.C.
BORGENSTROM _ Brooks, Gladys Alberta. Born in High River, Alberta November 1, 1909 died
April 11, 2002. Predeceased by her first husband Willoughby (Red) Edmund Brooks in 1975
and her second husband John Aramas Borgenstrom in 1997. Survived by her daughter Janet
(George) Salt and their three children Leann (Bob) Beadell, Brenda (Craig) Ghent and
Lorne Salt; her son Keith (Marilyn) Brooks of Calgary Alberta and their five children
Keith Jr. (Colleen), Nancy, Amanda, Karen Paisley-Chisholm (Andrew) and Steven. Gladys
also leaves behind seven great grandchildren, Taylor, Morgan, MacKenzie Beadell, Tasha
Ghent, Andrew, Camryn Brooks, Kayley Paisley-Chisholm. Funeral services will be held
Friday, April 19, 2002, viewing 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. followed by a funeral service at
12:30 p.m. in the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road,
North Vancouver, B.C. Interment North Vancouver Cemetery.
BOROVNJAK _ Stefan, age 67 of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away Sunday, April 14, 2002 at MSA
Hospital after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Justina; son
Steve; daughter Alenka (Richard); granddaughters Morgan and Santana. He will be dearly
missed by his relatives, sister Terezia and her family in Montreal and Toronto; brother
Joze and sister Maria and predeceased brother Lojze and their families in Slovenia.
Stefan will be fondly remembered by all of his relatives and friends in Montreal and
Vancouver. Mass Services to be held at St. Ann's Catholic Parish on Thursday, April 18
at 10:30 a.m., 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford. The family request that in lieu of
flowers, donations in his memory be made to the Cancer Foundation.
BROWN _ Frank, of Langley, B.C. passed away on April 10, 2002 at the age of 92. He is
survived by Lillian, his wife of almost 65 years; 3 sons Bill (Shirley), Larry (Jean),
Dave (Joan) and 4 grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 16,
at 2:30 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Ave, Surrey, B.C.
CORRA _ Kathleen (nee Snedden) died peacefully April 11, 2002 having lived most of her
life in Vancouver. Kay was predeceased by her husband Alfred. Survived by children Judy
and Bruce (Leslie); and beloved granddaughters Heather and Marlee. Many thanks to the
residents and staff of St. Jude's Anglican Home for their friendship and care. Memorial
service will be held at Oakridge United Church, 305 W. 41 Ave. at 2 p.m., Friday April
19. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity of your choice.
HRYCAN _ Jeffrey Jonathan "1127": The end of an incredible journey and the beginning of
another. Beloved Brother, Son, Uncle, Nephew and most of all Best Friend. Jeffrey lived
for the moment and enjoyed every day. His chemistry for meeting people was unsurpassed,
and anyone who met him felt his energy and could not help but smile and laugh. It was a
pure joy to know him for his 27 years, and although his time with us was short, he had a
love for life. Whether delivering produce to your favorite restaurant or DJ'ing and
moving the crowd to the beat, he always had style and a smile. Spinning vinyl,
traveling, mountain biking, pinballing, hacky sacking, snow & skateboarding took up most
of his time - between girlfriends! Jeff passed peacefully at home on Saturday, April 13,
2002, surrounded by the incredible love and strength of his family and so many tight
friends. In keeping with the Hrycan party tradition, a celebration is planned for
Saturday, April 20th at the Laurel Building (in Kelowna, 250-763-3568) at 4:20 PM.
Please come with pictures and stories to share with our family. We love ya Bro!
KERR _ Catherine Mary (McKay) passed away peacefully April 12, 2002. Survived by
daughters Judy (Bob) Davies of Nanaimo and Linda (Mike) Loynes of White Rock; 5
grandchildren Karen (Matt) Hillyard of Duncan, Brian of Japan, Meghan of Australia,
Lucas and Leah of White Rock and devoted friends Cathy and Albert of Surrey. Predeceased
by husband David Stewart Kerr in 1996. Memorial Service, St. Stephen's United Church,
Trunk Rd., East Delta, Thursday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations
gratefully accepted to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Free at Last
ANDERSON _ Brian Ray, born July 13, 1949, passed away April 13, 2002. He is survived by
his wife, Barb; step-son, Graham; brothers, Lynn, Gary, Keith; sister, Elaine; and many
other family and friends. Brian devoted himself to his work as an instructor at BCIT for
the last 15 years. He will be greatly missed by all his family members, friends,
colleagues and students. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2002 at
St. John The Divine, 3426 Smith Ave., Burnaby at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to
the Heart and Stroke Foundation will be greatly appreciated.
CARTER _ Alexandra (Alixe) Gertrude (nee Carson). Peacefully, in her sleep, on Sunday,
April 14, 2002, at Bastion Place Nursing Home in Salmon Arm, B.C. Much loved mother and
mother-in-law of Carson and Joy Carter and Nancy Carson of Salmon Arm, and Rudi Carter
and Eleanor Ward of Toronto. Grandmother of Billy (Cindy) Gopaul and Nila Gopaul of
Vancouver; Kendall Carter (Ian Pritchard) of Calgary and Dean Carter of Toronto; and
Bennett, Alexander and Celena Carter of Toronto. Great grandmother of Rosabelle, Rebecca
and Robin Gopaul of Vancouver and Reid Pritchard of Calgary. Her family will miss her
stories, her zest for life, her wide-ranging curiosity and her sense of humour. She was
a lifelong journalist and world traveller. Born in Ottawa November 29, 1912, she lived
there with her grandparents until age 13 when she joined her father in Calgary. She
began her career at the Calgary Herald, wrote freelance for many publications while she
raised her family in Salmon Arm, B.C., and later, moved back to Ottawa where she was a
columnist at the Ottawa Journal before retirement. She was active in the Zonta Club and
the Media Club of Canada, sat on the CBC Board of Directors for two terms and was active
in local politics as a school trustee, and in national politics as a campaign manager.
Alixe chose to be cremated. There will be no service. A private family celebration of
life will be held at a date to be determined. The family thanks her caregiver, Maxine
Sawchuck, for her loving kindness.
GARNEAU _ Florida Mary (nee Ross). Born in St. Paul, Alberta on August 11, 1916. Passed
away peacefully surrounded by her children, grandchildren and close friend Irma at Eagle
Ridge Manor Forestview in Port Moody, B.C. on April 10, 2002. Predeceased by her loving
husband Oscar in 1996; son Donny in 1937; brothers Stan, Jim, Roy and sister Rose.
Survived by her children, Ross (Marilyn), Arlene (Desmond), Wayne, Beverly (Franco);
daughter-in-law Lynn. Loved and missed by her grandchildren Deborah, Darlene, Charmaine,
Dean, Laura, Timothy, Ryan, Reaghan, Corrie, Tyler, Sarah, Mark, Bryan, Sean;
great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Chantal, Joseph, Natasha, Ryan, Lia, Kevin,
Shawn, Brittany, Elijah, Alexis, Jacy and Aden. Also, survived by her brothers Percy and
Irvin and sisters Ivy and Verda, by her special cousin Emory and many nieces and
nephews. Our mother, grandmother, sister and friend will always be remembered with love.
She leaves us all with many special memories. The family especially wishes to thank the
staff at Eagle Ridge Manor Forestview for the compassionate and loving care they gave to
our mother. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2002 at
St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, 5146 Laurel Street, Burnaby, B.C. Entombment to
follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. "I love you, mother, for your quiet grace, For that
dear smile upon your kindly face, For marks of toil upon each hand That worked for me
ere I could understand." Forever in our hearts.
DOTTO _ Thelma Margaret (Golding), aged 72, passed away peacefully at Vancouver
Hospital, April 12, 2002 after a valiant 40 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was
born December 27, 1929 in Parksville, B.C. Predeceased by her parents, Margaret in 1999,
George in 1972 and daughter, Susan in 1975. She will be lovingly remembered by Len
Dotto; brother, Bernie (Eleanor) Golding of Courtney, B.C.; daughter, Anna (Bill) Jajic;
2 sons, Steve (Sue) and Ric; grandchildren, Courtney and Tyson Jajic and Stephanie,
Melissa, Lucas and Emma Dotto; cousins, Doreen (Jack) Stone, Mary and Jim (Ruby)
Kingsley of Parksville, B.C.; a special life-long friend, Lois (Mike) Sookochoff of West
Vancouver, B.C.;. nieces, nephews and many other family and friends. The family would
also like to thank the staff at George Pearson Centre, VGH Emergency and those who cared
for her over these many years. She will be missed by all who knew her and marveled at
her strength of will and character. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
April 18 at Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel, 219 - 6th St., New Westminster, followed by
a reception. There will be a family Mass and interment at a later date. In lieu of
flowers donations to the MS Society would be appreciated. COLUMBIA-BOWELL 604-521-4881
GOCK _ Willie, born February 18, 1949, died April 11, 2002. He is survived by his wife,
Lusia; his children Kelvin, Terence, and Samantha as well as 4 older brothers, 2 older
sisters, and 3 younger brothers. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church, 4146 Laurel Street,
Burnaby, B.C. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A special thanks is extended to
the staff of Prince George Regional Hospital and all their friends for their support.
GORDON _ Betty M. (nee Reynolds). Born March 9, 1919 at Hamiota, Manitoba passed away
April 7th, 2002 at Delta Hospital. Beloved wife of Howard, Ladner; sister Margaret
Leckie, Coquitlam; cousin Edna Reynolds, Brandon, Manitoba. She is sorely missed by many
relatives and friends. Our heartfelt thanks for the compassionate care she was given by
the nurses and staff at Delta Hospital. No service by request.
ROME _ Bruce, of Kamloops, Vancouver, Fort St. John and Brandon passed away quietly at
home April 13, 2002 at the age of 78, following a brief illness during which we once
again witnessed his renowned stoicism. He will be sorely missed by Jane his wife of 48
years; his 4 children and their spouses: Brenda and Douglas Elmore, Kathy and Wayne
Kennedy, Lorrie and Rick Reece, Robert and Janet Rome; his 4 beautiful granddaughters:
Malindi and Jeanette and Krista and Amy Reece; 2 sisters, Ellen Howard (LA, California)
and Marjorie Oliver (Rounthwaite, Manitoba). Bruce was predeceased by his brothers Bev
Rome (Nanaimo, B.C.), Morley Rome (Brandon, Manitoba) and his sister Kaye Groves
(Carroll, Manitoba). One of Canada's pioneers, his vision, coupled with years of hard
work, he played a significant role in developing Canada's north. Bruce was a 33-degree
Mason, Shriner, former director of B.C. Rail, bush pilot, trucker and fabulous
entrepreneur. He had businesses in farming, fishing, furniture and sub-divisions. In his
later years, he collected and reconditioned antique farm equipment. Bruce was born at
home in Wawanesa, Manitoba. As a youth he played hockey for the Brandon Wheat Kings. He
also curled, golfed, skied, water skied and played tennis. Bruce was a natural born
storyteller captivating his audiences. He could do math in his head that accountants
needed a calculator to do. Bruce was a loyal husband, father and grandfather, charitable
to those in need. A man of incredible honour, he possessed a quiet strength. His
admirers will never forget the privilege of knowing him. Memorial service will be held
at his home, 4900 Uplands Drive, Kamloops, B.C. on Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 1 p.m. If
friends so desire memorial donations may be made to: Kamloops Hospice Association, 311
Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C2T1. We will miss you! KAMLOOPS FUNERAL HOME
SMITH _ Cecil (Smitty), passed away peacefully on April 12, 2002 in his 89th year. With
his devoted family at his bedside, Smitty joined his beloved Annie, who predeceased him
in 1993. He is survived by his daughters Carolynn (Terry), Elaine (Mark), Diane
(Lawrie), grandchildren Kathleen, Sean, Craig, Holly, Andrea, Jodi and
great-grandchildren Kayla and Liam. Smitty will be deeply missed by his many friends at
Frank's Coffee Shop, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48, LaMirage and Seaton Villa. He will
be forever remembered for his brilliant sense of humour that helped sustain his family
even through his final days. Special thanks to Dr. Allardyce and the caring medical
staff at Vancouver General Hospital. Please join the family in a celebration of Cecil's
life to be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17th, 2002 at the home of Diane and
Lawrie Lyttle, 928 Merritt St., Coquitlam, B.C. (604) 931-6278. In lieu of flowers, a
donation to The Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.
THOMPSON _ Grace Christina passed away suddenly at Burnaby Hospital, April 12, 2002.
Grace is survived by her 3 sisters Margaret (George) of Surrey, Ruth (Hap) of Vernon,
Jean (Harry) of Richmond. A small intimate gathering of family and friends will be held
at Richmond Funeral Home on April 18th from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will
be held at a later date in Moosomin, Sask. where many family members reside.
WARD _ Joyce (nee Mohan), 70 years; died peacefully on April 13, 2002. Predeceased by
her husband Raymond, Joyce is survived by her three sisters, Anne, Jeannette, and Elnor
and three brothers, James, Dennis, Michael and many nieces and nephews. A funeral
service will be held on April 20, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Parksville Funeral
Chapel, Cemetery and Crematorium, 1000 Allsbrook Rd. Parksville, B.C. 248-4644.
KLOBCHAR _ Donald John - "Gone Fishin'" passed away suddenly but peacefully in his sleep
on April 13, 2002. Don was born in Chase River on Vancouver Island December 6, 1934 and
grew up in Nanaimo. He moved to Vancouver and pursued a career in Consulting
Engineering, with a brief period of teaching Mechanical Drafting at VCC. Don also
dedicated many years to the 13th Seymour Scouts. Fondest memories are of fishing and
camping and relaxing at Cultus Lake with friends and family. He will be missed by wife,
Marietta; daughter, Michele (Mike); sons, Brian (Susan), Bruce (Kristin), and Brent;
granddaughters Patricia, Rachel, Leah, Alysha, Kayla and Ella (all girls no boys);
sister, Fran (Dave); brother-in-law, Barry (Colleen); mother-in-law, Winnifred Trounce;
aunt and uncle, Dot and Bill Forrester; cousins and family in and around Vancouver,
U.S.A., New Zealand and Slovenia. Special thanks to Deep Cove E.R.T.'s and 911. A
celebration of Don's life will be held at the Seymour Golf and Country Club, 3723 Mt.
Seymour Parkway on Saturday, April 20th between 2 and 4pm. In lieu of flowers donations
for Salmon Enhancement may be sent "In memory of Don Klobchar" to the B.C. Wildlife
Federation, St. 303, 19292 - 60th Ave., Surrey, BC V3S 3M2. "Tight Lines Don"
LINGENFELTER _ Gerald William, born August 19, 1931 in Haney, B.C. Taken away suddenly
on April 12, 2002. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Phyllis; his 2
surviving brothers Lloyd and Doug; his five children, Bill, Snooky, Gerry Jr., Dave,
Ramona and their spouses, his 9 loving grandchildren as well as many foster children;
their families, and various in-laws, outlaws etc. He started his career as a boxer,
wrestler, cowboy, biker, hunter, fisherman and ferrier. But a plumber he was not!!! His
love, strength and wisdom from living the life he chose, made him an inspiration to all
fortunate enough to have their life touched by him. The hole in our hearts and in this
world can never be filled. We miss you husband, brother, dad and grandpa, and you live
forever in our hearts. Visitation Tuesday, April 16 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Maple Ridge
Funeral Chapel, 11969-216th Street. Funeral service Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. in
Haney Presbyterian Church, 11858-216th Street. Rev. Bob Garvin officiating.
McDONALD _ Jack Alexander. Born April 19, 1936, passed away April 14, 2002 at Peace Arch
Hospital, White Rock, B.C. Survived by Geri; his loving wife of 39 years; son Brad
(Lisa); grandsons Trevor and Brodie; brother Doug (Gay) McDonald of Campbell River,
B.C.; father-in-law Henry Morris and sister-in-law Sandi (Winston) Cummings of Duncan,
B.C., nieces, nephew and their families, Christi (Greg) Cote, Susan (Geoff) Smith, Layne
Cummings, and many close friends. Jack graduated from UBC as a Chemical Engineer in 1960
and was employed by Crown Paper until retiring in 1991. He was Past Master (1979) of St.
James Lodge 80. In retirement Jack enjoyed travelling and fishing. Memorial service to
be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, South Surrey on
Friday, April 19, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the B.C. Lung
Association - Pulmonary Fibrosis Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
McGUIRE _ Victor S., born May 8, 1923 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away suddenly on
April 12, 2002. He will be sadly missed by his sons, Gerald (Lorna) in Scotland, Alex in
Italy; sisters, Vera Laverick and Myrtle Robertson; 3 nieces, 1 nephew, other relatives
and friends. Vic served in the R.C.A.F. as a pilot during WWII and afterwards led a very
colourful life flying for private companies in Ethiopia and Kenya, eventually retiring
in Canada. Private family arrangements
MCKENZIE-SULLIVAN _ Carole Louise - July 4, 1941 - April 11, 2002. Our beloved mother,
grandmother and sister shall be sadly missed by all - her daughters, Wanda and husband
Joe and Shelley and husband Trevor; her grandchildren Toni and 2 year-old Senie; her 4
sisters, Karen, Donna, Linda and Kathleen; brother Danny and their families; many other
family and friends. Carole was a home care worker for many years in Vernon and only
recently returned to the lower mainland to be near her grandchildren. Family and friends
will be received for visitation on Thursday, April 18, 2002 from 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. at
Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, where a memorial service will
be held at 2:00 p.m. If desired, contributions in memory of Carole may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian Diabetes Association. "Her sweet cheerful
smile shall stay in our hearts always" FRASER HEIGHTS - (604) 589-2559
McLELLAN _ Norman L. Born February 5th, 1918 in Vancouver, B.C. Passed peacefully into
the presence of his Lord April 11, 2002 in North Vancouver. Survived by his beloved wife
Margaret, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Ronald Anderson, and grandchildren Jeanette
and Christopher Anderson; and Joshua Neufeld. Norman was a long time employee of Perco
Sales and retired as traffic manager in 1981. He was a gifted musician both playing
trumpet in, and leading church bands as well as providing instruction to many pupils.
Norman was an avid runner and even in later years greatly enjoyed his daily walks. His
grandchildren were his delight, and he will be sorely missed but always lovingly
remembered by his family and many friends. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April
17, 2002 at 2:00pm at the North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd St., North
MIDGLEY _ Daphne Mary. Born January 26, 1928 passed away peacefully on April 12, 2002 at
the age of 74 years with all of her family at her side. Friends are invited for a
memorial gathering at her residence on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Please call 604-324-2230 for directions. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to
the Canadian Diabetes Association.
MILLER _ Arthur Forbes, long time resident of New Westminster, died peacefully on April
11, 2002, at age 89. Predeceased by his parents, Archie and Elizabeth; his sister
Margaret; brothers William and Archie, and first wife, Flora. Arthur is survived by his
beloved wife of 58 years, Betty; sons Archie (Dale) of New Westminster, and John (Mabel)
of 150 Mile House, B.C. Arthur was born in 1913 in Sapperton, in a small house on Craig
Street, in the bush near the Brunette River, and was a proud supporter of that New
Westminster neighborhood. All his working life he was associated with the sea and, in
particular, the fishing industry. He and his family were welll known for their
experience and innovation in the industry. A Master Mariner, he was remarkable for his
depth of knowledge of the B.C. Coast, and was highly sought after for his comments and
opinions on the coast, fishing, and maritime heritage. In World War II he used that
experience with the RCAF Marine Division on our coast. A few years ago he was honoured
as part of a family involved in commercial B.C. fishing for at least 100 years. After
many years, he left the fishing industry to join the Fisheries Department of the Federal
Government in the Protection Branch and later in Inspection, where he was the first such
officer. He was a long-standing member of the Masonic Order (60 years) and the Royal
Canadian Legion (55 years). His associations included King Solomon Lodge, Westminster
Preceptory, Westminster Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Westminster Shrine Club and the Gizeh
Temple. Because of his love of history and research he spent many long enjoyable hours
seeking out his family roots in Scotland. He will be remembered and deeply missed by all
who knew him, who sought his advice and experienced information, and with whom he
chatted while out on his regular walks in Sapperton and in the Fraser Cemetery. No
service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to Childrens' Hospital (Vancouver) or
Gizeh Temple (Shriners) (Burnaby) would be appreciated.
MINOT _ Richard James. Passed away unexpectedly April 11, 2002 in Surrey at the age of
55 years. Rick will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 29 years, Donna; sons Brent
(Debra) and Bradley; grandchildren Amanda and Cody; other relatives and close friends.
He will be missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of Rick's life will be held on
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser
Highway, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rick's memory may be made to the
Children's Make A Wish Foundation. FRASER HEIGHTS - (604) 589-2559
MOLLOY _ Winifred (Winnie) born November 11, 1913 passed away April 12, 2002, suddenly
and peacefully at age 88 in New Westminster. She will be lovingly and sadly missed by
her husband Bill; 2 daughters Patricia (Allan) Wood and Angela Bellwood; 5 grandchildren
and 9 great-grandchildren; as well as many friends and relatives. A Memorial Mass will
be held Thursday, April 18, 12 Noon at St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Westminster at
4th St. and Royal Ave. Reception to follow in Dontenwill Hall. In lieu of flowers
donations to your favourtie charity.
NEWTON _ Eric O. (World War II Veteran) - Born November 25th, 1923 in Montreal, Quebec -
passed away April 13th, 2002 in Richmond, British Columbia. Eric Newton, dearly beloved
husband of Mair; loving father of Douglas (Debby), Richard (Denice), Barry (Andrea) and
Robert. Much loved grandfather of Sarah, James and Austin. Eric will be sadly missed by
his 3 sisters, Ruth, Marjorie and Eunice; his brother Ralph; their families and his many
friends. He served overseas with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and was an active
Boy Scout leader in Richmond for many years. The family wish to thank the staff of
Minoru Residence for their loving care and comfort shown to Eric. A memorial service
will be held in the Chapel of the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond,
B.C. on Friday, April 19th, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined, rather, a
donation in Eric's memory may be made to the Minoru Residence or the Salvation Army.
NORMAN _ Kenneth Albert, 1923 September 22 - 2002 April 12 died at Langley Memorial
Hospital of congestive heart failure. Ken is survived by his wife Cecile; his sons
Barrie and Roy; and his grandchildren Peter, Michelle, Kelly, Corrie, Christopher, and
Matthew. Ken was a veteran of WW2, served for 30 years as a pilot in the RCAF, was the
curator of the Langley Centennial Museum for 10 years, then transferred to the Langley
Detachment of the RCMP, as the Exhibit Custodian until he retired at age 60. He was an
active member of the Aircrew Association, was a member of the St. Joseph's Roman
Catholic Church choir for many years, and an avid golfer. In lieu of flowers please
donate to the Langley Pro-Life Society.
PORTNOFF _ Anatole Efim, born in Russia, December 1907, passed peacefully away April 13,
2002, in Burnaby, B.C. He will be lovingly remembered by his family: wife Kathryn;
daughter Madeleine (Raymond); granddaughters Kathy (Jeff), Christine; grandson John; 4
sisters, Anita Karoway (Peter), Valentina Lang, Sherri Rose, Elena Nadler (Joseph) and
Madeleine's mother Mrs. Beryl Appleby and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Requeim Mass to be celebrated on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at 7:00 p.m. in Holy
Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, 75 E. 43rd Avenue, Vancouver, where the funeral
mass will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. with the Very Reverend
Michael Fourik and Father Andrey Somow officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain
View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Seminary Fund, c/o Holy
Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church. Memory Eternal Dear Anatole
PRIDHAM _ Norman L. passed away April 13th, 2002 in his 95th year. Predeceased by his
loving wife Anne (1998). Survived by his children Pearl, Stan (Kathy), Rose (Bob), as
well as many grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his youngest sister Ruby. A
celebration of his life will be held at Fraserview Alliance Church in Vancouver, April
17th at 2:00 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.
VAN HUSSEN _ Florence May, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 20, 1907, moved to
Vancouver, B.C. in 1936. Passed away peacefully at Carleton Private Hospital on
Saturday, April 13, 2002. Predeceased by her husband, Jack in 1950. Survived by her 2
loving daughters, Dorothy (Bud) Blaine and Ellen Mitchell; 4 grandchildren; Debra (John)
Stephen, Teresa (Dean) and Cynthia; 9 great grandchildren; Christopher, Kristie, Julia,
Jason, Jennifer, Tyler, Deanna, Jessica and Michelle; 1 great great granddaughter, baby
Abigail, as well as many nieces and nephews. Florence will be greatly missed by all her
loving family, many friends and neighbors. Many thanks to Dr. Ian Cameron, nurses and
staff at Carleton Private Hospital for the many months of loving care. Private family
service will be held at Hamilton-Harron Funeral Centre with burial at Mountain View
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Charity of your Choice would be
appreciated. HAMILTON-HARRON FUNERAL CENTRE (604) 325-7441
WHEATLEY _ E.H. (Bill) passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 11, 2002, in
his 75th year. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Bill started his career at the Calgary Herald
making friends across Canada beginning with stops in Toronto and Edmonton. Bill then
became Publisher of the Brantford Expositor, Windsor Star, Winnipeg Tribune and retired
as President of Pacific Press Ltd. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and
friends, and also golfing at the Vancouver and Shaughnessy Golf and Country Clubs.
Predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Vera in 1988. Bill will be lovingly remembered and
deeply missed by his sons Chris and his wife Linda, Scott and his wife Louise; 2
granddaughters Hannah and Kyra; sister Evelyn Gardiner of Saskatoon; also by many other
family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 18, at
2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Ocean View Funeral Home 4000 Imperial St. Burnaby. Donations
may be made in Bill's memory to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, 3935 Kincaid Street,
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 2X6.
WIGHTMAN _ We are sad to announce that after a short battle with cancer, Brice passed
away on April 12, 2002. Brice was born in Richlea Saskatchewan, July 20, 1919. He will
be sadly missed by Helen his loving wife of 59 years; his daughter Sherry (Moe)
Williams; son Murray (Toni) and the pride of his life his four grandsons Kevin
(Carloyn), Brian, Greg and Chris also his brother Harold Wightman of Powell River, B.C.
After serving in the RCAF Brice worked for the City of Vancouver Electrical Operations
for 34 years retiring in 1984. He was also an active volunteer at Brock House for many
years. His family will always be grateful for his devotion to each of us. There will be
a Memorial Service on Friday, April 19th at 2 p.m. at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road,
North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would
be greatly appreciated.
In Memoriams (04/16/02)
EURICH _ Alexander. 1910 - 1999 God saw the road was getting rough And the hills were
hard to climb So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered, "Peace be thine." _ With
love and miss you Dad, wife Lillian; children Carole (Dennis), Calvin (Joan), Rolf,
Linda (Harold) and families.
LIND _ Wayne O. April 16, 1997. Remembering you is easy We do the whole day through It's
because of how much we miss you And how much we love you too. _ Lovingly remembered by
Mom, Dad, Brian, Candy and Gord.
Laila Peszel 16 October 1950 - 16 April 1999 Laila, you are ever with us in our
thoughts. Life goes on as you would have wanted but you are sadly missed. I found my
"hard-headed woman", but lost you all too soon. I treasure the 24 years we had. We love
you. "...and when I find my hard-headed woman, I know the rest of my life will be
blest..." Stephen; children: Kristina, Nicholas and Karen; the grandchildren, and all
your friends.
PILLOUD _ Laurel. August 5, 1937-April 26, 2001. The loneliness without you. The ache
deep in our hearts; We've nothing left but memories. With them we'll never part. Love
forever from husband Larry.
POZZA _ Umberto, passed away April 11, 1996. The world changes year to year And friends
from day to day But never will the one we loved From memory pass away - Affectionately
remembered always, Elsie and families.
SYEKLOCHA _ Eli In memory of a dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend
who left us on April 16, 1986. _ You are always in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Lovingly remembered by your family and friends.

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