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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] April 21, 2002 Vancouver
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 09:18:05 -0700
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper ALBERT AYLMER BAGSHAW
BARNES BATHURST BEATTIE BENNETT BROWN BRUNT CARPENTER CHOROSZEWSKI EATON EVERS FALKNER
GERUN GETTY GOMPF HALL HAMMOND HARKNESS HOLT JOHNSON KOWBLUK LAWRENCE LEDINGHAM
MACDONALD MANNING MARAZZO MATENCHUK MATTHEWS McFERRAN MEZZABARBA MORRY MURRAY OSTERHOUT
PARKINSON PARSONS PROKOSCH PROSSEGGER SANCAN SANSON SIGVARDSEN STOUT THOMAS TSCHUMI
VERMEULEN WARKE WIT
EVERS _ Muni S., C.M. Born December 13, 1914, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away
peacefully at home on April 18, 2002 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
Survived by Shirley, his loving wife of 62 years; brother Abe Averbach; daughters Lesley
and Robin; grandchildren Michael, Corey, David, Jaimie, Brent and Sarah and
great-grandchildren Sam and Adrianna. Muni was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 in
recognition of his life-long service to his community as City of New Westminster Mayor
(1969-1983), Chairman and Commissioner of the New Westminster Police Commission
(1959-1982), Director and Vice-Chairman of the Greater Vancouver Regional District,
Vice-Chairman and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Municipal Finance Authority of
B.C., President of the Union of B.C. Municipalities, Vice-President of the Federation of
Canadian Municipalities, Member of the Royal Columbian Hospital Board of Directors,
Director and Vice-President of the Pacific National Exhibition, Trustee of the Fraser
Hospital Society, Founder and First President of the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism
Society (B.C. Division), Director of the B.C. Lions Football Club, President of the B.C.
Pharmaceutical Association, President of the Richmond Golf and Country Club, Director of
First Capital City Development Corporation, President of New Westminster Hyack Festival,
Member of Variety Club, Member of Board of J. S. Woodworth Chair in Humanities at Simon
Fraser University and Vice-President Douglas College Foundation. Muni was recognized for
his service to his community and the profession of pharmacy and was named New
Westminster Citizen of the Year and recipient of the Queen's Medal and Plaque
(1952-1977). The family wishes to thank Dr. Freedman, the Community Home Care Nursing
Service of the Simon Fraser Health Region and Mohammed and Kumar of We Care. Services
will be held at Beth Israel Cemetery, 1721 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, at 2:00 p.m. on
Sunday, April 21, 2002. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice.
FALKNER _ Neil Douglas, of Whistler, B.C., died suddenly on Friday, April 12th, 2002 in
a skiing accident on Balfour High Col on the Wapta Ice Fields in Alberta. Neil is much
loved by mother Judy Lynne, brother Scott, and sister Lucy of Vancouver, father Keith
Falkner of Sarasota, Florida, grandparents Lillian Ilson of Mississauga and Helen
Falkner of Toronto, and friends Dave Gindhu, Marney Renaud, Chris Roscoe and his
Whistler family, who continue to be with him in spirit. Neil is remembered as an avid
skier, motorcyclist, and mountain biker; a teacher of life, passion, and commitment; a
man who loved the snow, trails, mountains, and backroads of B.C.; a never-ending spring
of enthusiasm; and a son, brother, and friend. His confidence was contagious: to be near
him was to know that anything is possible. His joy was in bringing his imagination to
life in his actions -- simply to try was to be successful. In recent years, his
enthusiasm for a life without limits grew to include a love of listening, learning, and
finding common ground. His goal was to savour the moment, to live now, in the present,
always and completely. He lived. We cherish his friends Dave Smith and Greg McDonnell of
Whistler, who were with him at his death, and we appreciate beyond words the tremendous
courage of Sean Fraser of Prince George and the support and presence of Eric de Nys of
Calgary. There will be a memorial service in Whistler on Saturday, April 20th at 7pm at
Millenium Place. Friends and family will be contacted regarding a memorial to take place
in Vancouver. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Neil's name to the David
GERUN _ Edith Madeline - born July 17, 1927 in Alberta passed away peacefully April 11,
2002 in Langley. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Fred; sons Glenn (Avril) and
Ronald (Nina); 4 grandchildren and other relatives and friends. A memorial service will
be held Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Henderson's Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser
Highway, Langley. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the
Arthritis Society would be appreciated. HENDERSON'S LANGLEY - 604-530-6488
GOMPF _ Helen C. (Nellie). Passed away suddenly January 22, 2002 in her 93rd year.
Survived by her daughter Carolyne and her sisters Grace and Betty. Memorial Service will
be held on Friday, April 26 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services,
602 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the charity of your choice.
HALL _ Stanley, Monday, April 15, 2002, crowning the special day when Stan passed into
the presence of his Lord, whom he loved and served. Stan was loved and respected by a
wide circle of friends, none more than his beloved wife, Frances, his children and
grandchildren, whom he adored. Besides his wife, he leaves his son Russ and his Brenda,
daughter Lisa (Bill) and grandchildren Kevin and Kim. Stan was known as "Mr. Gideon" to
many of his friends. He also enjoyed spending days at Union Gospel Mission and at his
church. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Service will be Monday, April 22 at 2:00
p.m. at First Baptist Church, Nelson and Burrard St. If desired memorial gifts may be
made to the Gideons or to First Baptist Church.
HAMMOND _ Leona Marie (Desormeaux), passed away suddenly at home on April 16, 2002.
Leona was born on December 6, 1910 and was the first baby born in Maillardville. She
spent the majority of her life in that community. She was predeceased by her husband Leo
in 1980 and son Armand in 1997. Loving and missing her are daughters Florence (Ted)
Searcy, Bonnie (Bill) Rife, Marina (Colin) Pellerin, Debbie (Paul) Phalen; 10
grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and caring friends.
Prayers will be offered Monday, April 22, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Fatima
Roman Catholic Church, 315 Walker St., Coquitlam to be followed by Mass of Christian
Burial Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Fatima Church. Father P.
Tepoorten - Celebrant.
BENNETT _ Joan, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2002. Predeceased by her husband of
60 years, Roland (March 25, 2002). Survived by her loving daughter, Carol; grandsons
Steven and Brian; many nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances. Together
ALBERT _ Melita born May 6, 1937 in Vancouver, passed away April 13, 2002 at Richmond
Hospital. Melita is survived by her son Derek Cadwallader and his wife Gail; 2
grandchildren Alanna and Curtis; her brother Joe Albert; her sister Grace Osborn, nieces
and nephews. Predeceased by her son Gregory Allan Cadwallader and her sister Lily
McFadyen. Melita worked at Eatons, Woodwards, CLS Catering and she sold Amway and Avon.
She also volunteered for several organizations throughout her life and helped many
people. She had a great love for children. She will be dearly missed by close friends.
Special thanks to her close friends and neighbours, Richmond Hospice and to Shadia
Warsame, her caregiver. Thanks also to Dr. Yun and to the staff at Richmond General
Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canada Trust Account #073632007
6401 to be used for a memorial site in Steveston or to the Richmond Hospice Association
on behalf of Melita. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, May 6, 2002, 2:00
p.m. in Boal Chapel of First Memorial, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver.
AYLMER _ Althea, Lady Aylmer peacefully on April 14, 2002 in Victoria, B. C. Predeceased
by her husband Hugh, 12th Baron Aylmer. Lovingly remembered and survived by her daughter
Ann and son-in-law Gregor Miller, grandchildren Helen Thorne (Keith), Lisa Miller
(Jamie), Jonathan Miller (Kirsten), her great-grandchildren Tyler, Kyle, Quinton and
Alexandra and many wonderful caring friends. No service by request. Donations to the
Canadian Red Cross would be greatly appreciated.
BAGSHAW _ Irwin, born February 1, 1913 in Vancouver, passed away April 14, 2002 at VGH.
Survived by his loving wife Mary of 56 years, 2 sisters Evelyn Hewson and Emme Croy,
sister in-law Paulette McFarlane, brother in-law Don Smith and their respective
families. In 1923 Irwin's family moved to Britannia Beach where Irwin finished his
schooling. He then worked at the mine where he learned his trade of metal castings
pattern making. In 1946 Irwin and Mary moved back to Vancouver where he worked at
Progressive Engineering until his retirement in 1982. Irwin will be sadly missed by his
family and friends. Service will be announced at a later date.
BARNES _ Hilda May. Born May 26, 1913 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away April 18, 2002.
Fondly remembered by sons Ray (Bonney) and Barry (Marilyn); grandchildren Steven (Kim),
Julie (Tim), Leanne and Scott and great grandsons Tyler and Jordan. Predeceased by
husband Len. A private service will be held in Hilda's memory. Donations may be made to
a charity of choice.
BATHURST _ James (Shamus) W. It is with great sadness that we announce his passing on
April 17th, 2002 at the age of 88. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife Frances;
sons Jim (Robynn), Kenneth (Lorraine) and Brian (Loretta); daughters Carol (Tom) and
Maureen; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Peggy Bathurst; many
relatives and friends. Jim will be remembered for his strength of character, integrity
and to the end, his sense of humour. Prayers to be held following 5:00 p.m. Mass,
Saturday, April 20th, 2002 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be
celebrated on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Pierre LeBlond
Celebrant, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver. Refreshments to
follow in Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Lung
Foundation or charity of your choice.
BEATTIE _ Phoebe Margaret. Passed away on April 13th, 2002 at her residence at the age
of 80. Phoebe was the beloved younger daughter of Richard and Margaret (nee McDonald).
She is survived by her loving sister Dorothy Gunston (Montreal), her dear niece Margaret
(Maggie) Gunston (Toronto) and her very best friend Zoe. She will also be deeply missed
by the Warcup clan. A lifetime resident of West Point Grey, Phoebe was an avid bowler,
football fan and knew all the kids, and their kids, on the block. Both Dorothy and
Maggie would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks to the care workers who were so
helpful to her in these last difficult months. And a special thank you to the kind,
loving 7th Avenue gang of friends: Dr. Deborah Brown, Kate and Al, Sharon, Amanda, The
Coopers. Trust that she valued each of you and cared deeply for you all. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (10th Ave. and Crown
St.) 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 23rd, Fr. Edward Kennedy, C.Ss.R., Celebrant. At Phoebe's
request there will be no visitation. Arrangements by Kearney Funeral Home (with special
thanks to Steven Colon). Thank you all for opening your hearts to my aunt.
BROWN _Eric Weldon, February 8, 1923 - April 17, 2000, Flight Lieutenant RCAF No. 6
group WWII; former P.O.W. 1944; Royal Canadian Legion Br. 142; 1st graduating class UBC
Law School; founder, law firm of Brown Benson; life member of Vancouver Gyro Club and
War Amputees of Canada. Fondly remembered by wife Elizabeth; children Charles, Anthea
and Bizzy; grandchildren Cameron, Jennifer, Vanessa, Alys, Jesse and Johanna; and 5
great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be conducted by The Rev'd. Rodney Andrews,
Tuesday, April 23 at 2 p.m. in St. Anselm's Anglican Church, 5210 University Blvd.
(opposite University Golf Club), Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
St. Anselm's Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. The family wishes to extend
a special thanks to all the staff of the ICCU, UBC Hospital. Walkey & Company Funeral
BRUNT _ Henrietta (Hetty) Mona. Born September 5, 1916 passed away April 15, 2002 in
Maple Ridge. Predeceased by her husband, Vincent. Survived by her loving daughter Janice
Duff; son Vincent Brunt; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Delores
Georgeson; brother-in-law, Ray Brunt (Jean); sister-in-law, Merna Maxwell and numerous
nieces and nephews. Hetty will be remembered by all people she knew and touched.
Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 10:00 a.m., First Memorial
Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, (604) 980-3451. In lieu of flowers,
donations to Alzheimers Society.
CARPENTER _ Robert Burton died peacefully in his sleep on April 14, 2002 after a brief
battle with cancer. It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to our dear father,
friend and husband. Although he was 95 years old he retained his positive outlook, his
keen analytical mind and his legendary sense of humour to the end. Burt was born in
Lachute, Quebec January 7, 1907, the second son of Robert G. and Janet Maude (nee
Brown). He attended primary school in Calgary and Vancouver. After graduating from King
Edward High School, he completed his B.A.Sc in Chemical Engineering from U.B.C. in 1929.
He became a Life Member of the Professional Engineers of B.C. During a long career with
C.I.L. Explosives Division, he became Works Manager of Plants in Nobel, Ont.; Selkirk,
Man.; James Island, B.C.; and Calgary, Alta. On early retirement, he was appointed
Commissioner of the Workers Compensation Board of B.C. After his retirement from the WCB
a new adventure began. Burt volunteered with CESO where he subsequently carried out four
assignments to provide technical assistance in commercial explosives manufacturing in
Lima, Peru; Quinto, Ecuador; and twice in Bogota, Columbia. Burt's family has always
been central in his life. He was married to Margaret Sutherland in 1934. Margie died in
Calgary in 1965. They had four children; Robert, Janet (Fleming), Donald, and Susan
(Sentes) all born in Parry Sound, Ontario. There are nine cherished grandchildren and
five great grandchildren. Burt is also survived by his wife of 20 years, Lillian Nelson
(nee Spragg) and her family and by his sister Dr. Helen Carpenter, of Toronto. During
their long and happy years together on Thetis Island and in White Rock, Burt and Lillian
enjoyed many summer weekends at Lake Whatcom and winter trips to Guuaymas, Mexico. Burt
was an active member of the communities in which he lived. He belonged at various times
to the Lions Club and the Rotary Club and also to the Masons. He became a Life Member of
the Gizeh Shrine Temple of Vancouver and he was a member of the Peace Arch Shrine Club
of White Rock. A Memorial Service will be held at First United Church in White Rock, at
1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22nd. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Hospital
or to the Peace Arch Hospital would be appreciated.
CHOROSZEWSKI _ Kenneth born June 15, 1925 passed away April 3, 2002 at age 76. Survived
by his 4 children Linda, Lorraine, Joe, and Celia, 9 grandchildren, Steven, Thomas,
Michelle, Ian, Anne, Robert, William, Alyssa, and Chloe. He is also survived by his
sister Helen and brothers, Joseph and John. He was well loved and will be greatly missed
by his family and friends. Laid to rest in the Garden of Nativity at Valley View
Gardens, Surrey, B.C.
EATON _ Perry J. passed away on April 14, 2002. Fondly remembered by niece Lyndsay (Ed)
Fukushima; nephew Eric (Cindy) Thomson; great nieces Marnie (Beto), Erin (Clark), Wendy
and family in Edmonton, Alberta. Predeceased by wife Doreen. No service requested.
Donations may be made in Perry's memory to the Vancouver Food Bank or the S.P.C.A.
GETTY _ Georgina Jane Getty of Vancouver BC passed away peacefully at Braddan Hospital
on March 19, 2002 at the age of 99 years. Georgina was born on November 13, 1902, on a
homestead near Moose Jaw Sask. As an accountant she worked in Regina Sask., until she
moved to Vancouver in 1938 with her mother Isabella Getty and her sister Ellen Getty.
She worked for Canadian Pacific Railways from 1938 until her retirement in 1967. Her
volunteer work with St. Andrews Wesley Church was very important and joyful to her. For
many years she cheerfully volunteered to drive for Meals on Wheels. She is lovingly
remembered by her nephew Dr. Garth Lee (Sally) of Carlsbad, CA. and family, Susan Lee of
Victoria, BC. Marc Lee (Letitia) and son Brandon of San Diego, Tony Lee of Carlsbad,
CA., Jennifer Lee. and daughter Kendra of Carlsbad, CA, also remembered by her niece
Eleanor Seaman (Don) of Calgary AB and family Victoria Tirmizi (Navid), and families
Sean, Riley, Cayley and Salman, Samir and Zain of Edmonton, AB., Donna Kanovsky
(Michael) and sons Kyle and Chad of Victoria, BC. Marilou Hamel (Tom) and family
Jessica, Leah, Carley and Neil of Calgary, AB., John Ircandia, husband of Laurie
(predeceased in 1986) and sons Vincent and Matthew of Calgary, AB, also Ivy Lamb (Bill)
Georgia's first cousin who lived with the Getty family for many years and her daughter
Sylvia McIntosh (Ron) from Calgary. She was also predeceased by her sisters Catherine
Lee 1989, Margaret Sim 1985 and Ellen Getty 2001. Memorial service will be held at St.
Andrews Wesley Church Chapel 1012 Nelson St. Vancouver BC V6E-1H8 on April 25, 2002 at
1:00 PM. If friends so desire a memorial tribute may be sent to St. Andrews Wesley
Church or charity of donors choice. Special thanks to Maureen McIntosh and the staff of
Braddan Hospital for their dedicated and loving care of Georgina. Many thanks to
caregivers Emillie and Janette, along with her dearest of visitors Edith, Merna, Joyce,
Martha, Gladys and Rev. Max Warne with his violin. Georgina will be forever cherished in
the hearts and memories of her family and friends. Arrangements in care of Kearney
Funeral Home (604) 736 0268.
HARKNESS _ Jack (John Gibson), born in Vancouver, BC, May 27th, 1917, passed away April
18, 2002 in Mount St. Josephs Hospital, April 18, after a brief illness. Survived by his
loving wife Eleanor; son John Harkness (Carole); daughter Linda Holmgren (Ray); nephew
Larry Harkness (Alana); nieces Joanna Tkach (Joe) and Lauretta Harkness. Jack was a
World War II Veteran who, on his return to civilian life became a technician with B.C.
Tel, where he eventually became a Telephone Pioneer. He was devoted member of Oakridge
United Church (formerly St. Giles) for 50 years, where a Memorial service will be held
on Tuesday, April 23 at 1:30 pm., Rev. Louise Mangan officiating. Jack will be sadly
missed by his family, friends and many relatives both here and in Ireland.
HOLT _ Jules (nee Todoruk) and HOLT, Lindsay Elgin, passed away peacefully in Burnaby
General Hospital within five days of each other, Jules on April 6, 2002, Lindsay on
April 11, both 85 years old. Jules was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Lindsay in Govan,
Saskatchewan. Survived by nieces Ruby Fitzgerald (Port Coquitlam, B.C.), Doreen Duke
(Victoria, B.C.), Diane Holt (South Slocan, B.C.), nephews Barney McGhee (Kelowna,
B.C.), Bob Thompson (Regina, Saskatchewan), Pat McGhee (Port Stanley, Ontario); their
children and grandchildren. Dearly loved by great niece Lindsay Alford (Holt-Outram).
Lindsay served overseas with great distinction in the Canadian Army during World War II.
He was involved with the Regina Pats hockey team, first as a player, then on it's
executive for many years. In the 30's, he played junior football with the Regina Dales,
before moving to the Regina Roughriders (1937-40, 45-46). He was first head coach of the
Saskatoon Hilltops Football Team. In addition to coaching them for three years in the
40's and 50's, he was a loyal supporter of the club in the years that followed. In the
70's he served on the executive of the Winnipeg Football Club (Blue Bombers). A long
career at Eaton's led to his position of divisional contract sales manager in Winnipeg.
Lindsay and Jules pursued their passion of walking, running and hiking with great
energy, beginning with the Manitoba Hiking Hearts in 1968, and continuing in the
mountains of B.C. Kokanee Glacier Park and the Valhallas held a very special place in
their hearts. By 1999 (age 83), they had logged 84,057 miles. By their request, no
service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart
and Stroke Foundation, Suite 301 _ 352 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H8. Walkey &
Company Funeral Directors604-738-0006
JOHNSON _ Melba Estelle (Pahl) born July 4, 1917 in Stanwood, WA USA, passed away
peacefully on April 16, 2002 at Bear Creek Lodge, Surrey, B.C. She is predeceased by
Harold, her husband of 54 years in 1993. Melba is survived by her son Tom of Ritzville,
WA; son Jerry (Rita) of Flagstaff, AZ; daughter Marylyne (Ken) House of Kamloops, B.C.;
grandchildren Jerrold (J.T.) and Jessica of Flagstaff, AZ and Katie and Geoffrey of
Kamloops, B.C.; great-granddaughter Katie-Marie of Kamloops, B.C.; brother Robert
(Doreen) Pahl of Chehalis, WA; and other family and friends. Melba enjoyed her
membership in the Fraser South Rhododendron Society, and her many visits to friends and
relatives in Washington State. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Bear Creek
Lodge for the excellent care she received. Funeral service and interment will be held at
Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14660-72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. at 10 AM, Monday, April
22, 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Melba's memory to the Kidney
Foundation of Canada, B.C. branch, 320-1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6J1R3.
KOWBLUK _ Inez Irene, born January 22, 1925 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Passed away
April 17,2002 in the Palliative Care Centre of St. Mary's Hospital, New Westminster. She
was predeceased by her husband Peter in 1999; parents Joe and Cora Bagnell; brothers
Wally and Keith. She is survived by sister Opal Landes, Langham, Sask.; sister-in-law
Mialla Montieth, Canwood, Sask.; brother-in-law Fred (Betty) Kowbluk, Winnipeg, Man.;
nieces, nephews, and their families. Inez enjoyed sewing, bowling, traveling, music, and
dancing. She especially enjoyed time spent at their trailer at Birch Bay. No service by
request. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care Centre, St. Mary's Hospital.
Internment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
LAWRENCE _ Raymond Edward Alexander, 99, passed away peacefully April 17, 2002.
Predeceased by his loving wife Jessie Mae and daughter Lillian Irma Coutu. Survived by
son Melrose and daughter Verna McKerlich, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2
great-great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the staff and nurses at Cherington
Place for all their help.
LEDINGHAM _ Margaret Muriel born on June 30, 1910 passed away peacefully April 17, 2002
at St. Vincent's Hospital. Predeceased by her husband George, daughter Janet and
son-in-law Tom. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Sheila and grandchildren
Pamela and Keith McCall. Muriel was an active volunteer with her church, in the
community senior's homes and with the University Women's Club. A Memorial Service will
be held at West Point Grey Presbyterian Church, 4397 West 12th Ave, Vancouver on Monday,
April 22 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to West Point Grey
Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice.
MACDONALD _ Lillian passed away suddenly on March 29, 2002 at the age of 86 years.
Predeceased by Norman (husband). Lil will be lovingly remembered by her son David
(Ruth), grandchildren Ian and Julia and sister-in-law Mary and niece Janet, as well as
many other friends and relatives. Lillian will be remembered at a Memorial Service to be
held in the Unitarian Church, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver on Monday, April 22 at 11:00
MANNING _ Ira Oswald "Os". On April 11, 2002, at Vancouver General Hospital, in his 88th
year, beloved husband of Blanche for 63 years, father of son Bob (Lois) and daughter
Mardi. Dear grandfather of Gordon (Melanie), Katherine, Patricia, Lisa and Michael, and
great-grandfather to Morgan. Brother-in-law to Mardi Dobson. Os worked for over forty
years for Moore Business Forms. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April
26th, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at Courtyard Gardens, 7051 Moffat Road in Richmond (Granville
Ave. and Moffat Road). In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the
Canadian Cancer Society.
MARAZZO _ Clara born in Kelowna, British Columbia on August 20, 1927 passed away
peacefully on April 17, 2002 at Royal Columbian Hospital. She will be lovingly
remembered by her husband Joe of 54 years; her son John and daughter Joanne;
grandchildren Tim (Madonna) and Jennifer (Jim); great-grandchildren Araya, Rylie, Alycia
and Avarie; sister Audrey; brothers Mike (Maggie) and Stanley (Arelen) and their
families. She was a dedicated fan of the Vancouver Canucks and the BC Lions. She loved
animals and generously supported animal welfare organizations. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to the SPCA. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 22,
2002 at 2:00 p.m. in Columbia-Bowell Chapel, 219 6th Street, New Westminster, B.C.
MATENCHUK _ Stanley, passed away April 8, 2002 in his eighty second year at Peace Arch
Hospital, White Rock, British Columbia. He died of a heart attack. He leaves to mourn,
his loving wife, Olga Georgina Matenchuk whom he married on December 13, 1941. They
recently celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Born and lived in Winnipeg,
Manitoba, he was the son of the late Joanna and John Matenchuk. He was predeceased by
sisters, Frances and Jenny and he leaves his brothers Allen and Robert of Winnipeg,
Manitoba. In Vancouver, he is survived by his nephew, Wayne. In Winnipeg, he is survived
by his nephew, Douglas and nieces, Diane and Joyce. Stan will also be missed by his
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wally and Jean Fedak, and their family. Stan was in
the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII. He was in partnership with an associate, Frank
O'Gradnick in the Stan Grad Shoe Company. Later he was a manufacturer's agent for many
companies. Stan enjoyed golfing and curling and was a member of the Rossmere Golf and
Country Club. Stan and wife Georgina loved to travel and spent over twenty winters in
Hawaii. Upon retirement he moved to White Rock, B.C. His family would like to really
thank the doctors and staff at the Emergency Unit and the ICU of Peace Arch Hospital for
the very good care they gave him. There will be a private service. Flowers gratefully
declined. In lieu, a donation may be made to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation or the
Heart Foundation. One day, Georgina will be re-united with her beloved Stanley.
MATTHEWS _ Bobbie William. March 16, 1943 - January 16, 2002. Passed away at his home in
Hedley, BC in the presence of his wife Carolyne and his mother-in-law Helen (Auntie
Nell). Survived by his extended family David and Barbara Stasuk and their children:
Adam, Jody, Jordan, Aaron, David Jr., Bonnie and Joy. Memorial Service will be held on
Friday, April 26, 2002 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 602
Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society.
McFERRAN _ John (Paga) passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002. He will be lovingly
remembered by his wife Audrey, daughters Pam, Debbie and Carol, sons-in-law Daryl and
Mike, granddaughters Candice, Kelley, Lindsay and Kelsey, sister Connie and his extended
family and friends. There will be no service but friends are welcome to come to the
house, Tuesday, April 23rd at 1:00 p.m.
MEZZABARBA _ Alvino. Born on April 7th, 1909 in Porto Civita Nova Marche, Italy. Passed
away peacefully on April 13th, 2002, aged 93 years. He was the youngest child of Teresa
(Tirono) and Luigi. Survived by his loving wife Fanny; son Michael (Jayne) and grandsons
Jonathon and Nicholas. As well as many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations
to Sisters of Providence, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1Y6 would be greatly
MORRY _ Rose Marie, R.N. Passed peacefully away after a lengthy illness at Fellburn Care
Center (Burnaby) on April 18/02. Predeceased by her parents Frederick and Agnes Morry;
sisters, Sheila James (NFLD), and Agnes Smoch (Campbell River). Left to mourn are her
sisters and brothers, Paula Bifford (Emil) of Kelowna, Mary Demenuk (Elmer) of Surrey,
John of Surrey, Joan Morgan (Coquitlam), and George (Terry) of Abbotsford;
brother-in-laws, Bill Smooch (Campbell River), Pat Morgan (Deceased), Redmond James
(Deceased) (NFLD); a large circle of nieces and nephews in B.C. and NFLD, as well as an
extended circle of family and friends in B.C. and NFLD. Mass of Christian burial will be
held at 10:00 a.m. from All Saints Roman Catholic Church, 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam,
on April 20, 2002. Cremation to follow - May she rest in peace.
MURRAY _ Donald Francis, born 1921 in Raleigh Township, Ontario, passed away suddenly on
April 18, 2002. He is survived by Margaret, his loving wife of almost 53 years; his
sons, Bruce (Marie), David and Gordon (Patricia). Much adored grandfather of Andrew,
Peter, Timothy and Sarah. Don will also be sadly missed by his brother, Ken, nieces and
nephews, and friends. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on April 24 at
Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Flowers gratefully
declined, rather a donation in Don's memory to the Kiwanis Club would be appreciated.
OSTERHOUT _ Dorothy Irene "Molly" (nee Graves), passed away at Lions Gate Hospital on
Sunday, April 14th, 2002, at age 90. Predeceased by her husband, Smith Stanley "Stan",
daughter, Irene "Renee" and brother, George. She is survived by her daughter; Pamela
(Scott) Wriglesworth, son-in-law; George Nielsen, four grandchildren; Diana, Stacy,
Kevin, Paul and eight great-grandchildren. Also sisters: Lalage (Pritch), Nancy (Alex)
and brother; Bob (Betty). Special friends, Bette and Helen. A heartfelt thank you to all
her "Girls" and nurse, Faye at North Shore Home Support for the friendship, kindness,
and care given to her over the years. Family Graveside Service at Oceanview Burial Park,
4000 Imperial Ave, Burnaby, B.C. Monday, April 22, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers
donations to the British Columbia Cancer Agency would be appreciated. "Sadly Missed and
Always Remembered." Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
PARKINSON _ "Love would never leave us alone, out of the darkness there must come out
the light". A bright shining light has gone out in this world. Our beloved Susan
Parkinson passed away on April 16, 2002. Susan's dad Larry, mom Tara, sisters Danielle
and Jamila, along with many loving family members and friends will always remember her
warm smile and the love she shared with us. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to
an organization that supports youth. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 22
at 2:00 p.m. at Canadian Memorial United Church, 1806 W. 15th Ave., Vancouver.
PARSONS _ Mary Elizabeth (nee Drinka). She was born in Czechoslovakia on January 14,
1922, and passed away peacefully at Eagle Ridge Manor in Port Moody, BC on April 16,
2002. Predeceased by her loving husband Raymond (Ray) in 1979; brothers Vend, John, and
sister Frances. Survived by her children, Robert (Carol) and Yvonne (Allan). Loved and
missed by her grandchildren, Jennifer, Nancy, Suzanne and Eric; great grandchildren,
Kate and Stuart. The family especially wishes to thank the staff at Eagle Ridge Manor
for their compassionate and loving care they gave to our mother. Funeral service to be
held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2002 from the Valley View Funeral Home, 14644
72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C., Interment, Valley View Memorial Gardens.
PROKOSCH _ Howard passed away peacefully April 18, 2002. Predeceased by his son John.
Survived by his wife Nancy, his daughters Barbara and Donna, also his 4 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy
Name Parish Church, 4925 Cambie (33rd and Cambie), Vancouver. Followed by interment at
Gardens of Gethsemani. Celebrant Fr. N. Boomars. KEARNEY FUNEARL HOME (604) 736-0268
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PROSSEGGER _ Ferdinand (Fred) 1925-2002. With great sadness we announce the passing of
our loved one. Fred died April 16, 2002 at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver. Sadly
missed by his wife Rosa of 49 years; daughters, Lillian (Ted) and Shirley (Troy);
grandchildren, Gordon, Maggie and Brian; brother, John (Katie); nephews, Bill (Jeanette)
and Glenn; sister-in-law, Karoline; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends in Austria
and B.C. Fred was born in Austria. He came to Canada in 1952. He retired from his
construction business in 1990. A memorial service will be held at the Boal Chapel of
First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver on Saturday, April
27, 2002 at 2 p.m. Flowers greatfully declined, if so desired please make a donation in
memory of Fred to the Palliative Care Program at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver.
"Dad you will always be remembered _ and we will miss you forever"
SANCAN _ Elsie of Surrey, passed away peacefully April 17, 2002 at the age of 91 years.
Predeceased by her husband John in 1992. Survived by her loving family; son, Daniel
(Dale); daughters, Doreen (Louis) Sorrenti, Dianne (Ronald) Johnson; grandchildren,
great grandchildren, also many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held
on Monday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. from the Arbor Chapel at Valley View Funeral Home,
14660 - 72 Avenue, Surrey. Interment will follow in Valley View Memorial Gardens. In
lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Charity of your choice
would be appreciated.
SANSON _ Betty passed away in the loving company of her husband, Harold, after
courageous fight with cancer, in the 100 Mile House Hospital on Saturday, March 30,
2002. She was born in Kranstall, Sask. on April 8, 1932. Sadly missed and loved by her
family, husband Harold (49 years of marriage), 3 daughters, Sandra (Rick), Denise
(Peter), Kim and 9 grandchildren, Charm (Fred), Lynn (Gerry), Sheryl (Jason), Christina
(Rob), Michelle, Roxanne, Keith, Zachary and Jordan. Also 8 great grandchildren, 5
siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Christ the
King Evangelist Lutheran Church on Horse Lake Rd. in 100 Mile House, on April 21, 2002
at 2:30 p.m. The family would sincerely like to thank the nurses and staff (of 100 Mile
Hospital), that cared for our mom with so much dedication. She loved you all. In lieu of
flowers please donate to the 100 Mile Hospital nurses fund or B.C. Cancer Foundation.
SIGVARDSEN _ Edward Crawford. Born on January 30, 1932 and died on April 3, 2002 at Moog
and Friends Hospice House in Penticton. He is survived by his loving wife Jan of
Penticton; son, Ken; daughter, Wendy; brother Charlie; five grandchildren and many
nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2002
from the family chapel of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1130 Carmi Avenue, Penticton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's memory to the local chapter of The B.C. Cancer
Society. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, (250) 493-4112.
STOUT _ Christine Elizabeth (George) passed away April 11, 2002. She went peacefully
with her 2 children and close friends at her side. Her children, Nicola and Ian George
cherish how she has been such a great mother. They are in awe of how she lived her life
and the positive effect she had on all she encountered. Chris faced cancer with the same
strength and determination she had faced all the journeys in her life. From Mt. Everest
Base Camp to Mt. Baker she climbed the mountains and was an inspiration to her many
friends and family. Chris was well known for her 40 year career as a physiotherapist.
She had no intention of slowing down. Chris was always conscious of our planet's health
and put her convictions into action by choosing to live with the most minimal impact on
the environment. Her volunteer work with the local Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society has
been a major part of her life. With these people she was to help prevent a large piece
of land on the Semiahmoo Peninsula from being developed. Chris's laughter, buoyant
spirit and enthusiasm for life will be missed by all who knew her. Everyone is welcome
to join in a celebration of Christine's life, Sunday, April 28, 1-3pm, at Elgin Hall,
14250 Crescent Rd., Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to one of Chris's
favourite organizations: The Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society, The David Suzuki
Foundation or Habitat for Humanity.
THOMAS _ Marion "Maisie". April 18, 2002 crowned the special day that Marion passed into
the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ, whom she loved and served. Marion was 88 years
young, and predeceased by her husband Glen, and brothers Ian, Gerald, and Bob. She is
survived by sister Maud, and brother Philip, 8 children and 27 grandchildren. Marion's
children are Margot Hewitt, Blair Thomas, Myra Joan Watson, Stephen Thomas, Marsha
Matheson, Bill Thomas, David Thomas, and Robyn Macey. A Memorial Service will be held in
the chapel at Christian Life Assembly, 21277 56th Ave., Langley at 1:00 pm on Tuesday,
April 23. A Service and the Interment will be held at St. Mary's Church, beside Highway
No. 1, Sorrento, B.C. on Thursday, April 25 at 1:00 pm. Marion financially supported
starving children in Africa for years, so in lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision
Canada would be appreciated.
TSCHUMI _ Normi. After a good life of 86 years, on Friday, April 12, 2002. Normi left us
peacefully to go home and begin her new life journey "together again" with her beloved
husband Frank and son George. Supporting her with love Alexandra Fral; daughter, Heidi
Frei-Schmuck, Gabrielle and Mark; grandchildren, Sonja and Felix; great-grandchildren,
Brigitte Frei-Batzer; daughter-in-law; and nieces Rita, Irene and Ines, all living in
Switzerland. Normi is survived by her sister Trudy Ludwig, nieces Pamela and Holly and
nephews Phillip and Norman in the eastern U.S.A., and extended family living in Austria,
Liechtenstein, South Africa, Peru and Australia. Normi loved life and travel, and, will
be fondly remembered by friends around the world. She will be missed greatly by her good
friends in the Lady Aberdeen and West Van Seniors Centre Scottish Country Dancing
groups, West Van Seniors Centre Tai Chi, and the Swiss Canadian Society. Special thanks
from the family for all the pleasures and care given to Normi by neighbours and
treasured friends ... "A celebration of Normi's life was held April 18, 2002 at Boal
Chapel," ... Flowers graciously declined in favor of a donation in Normi's name to the
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
WARKE _ WILLIAM (Bill) B. We are sad to announce that after a short battle with cancer
Bill passed away peacefully on April 19, 2002. He will be greatly missed by his family:
mother Evelyn Warke; wife Jacquie; daughter Carolyn and her husband Charles Ciup (of Los
Angeles); son Richard and his wife Carlotte, grandchildren Tatiana, Richie and Nicholas;
brother Brian and his wife Lillian Warke; sisters Marjorie Warke, Kathy and her husband
Grant Detmann; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be a
Memorial Service on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 10:00 am at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet
Street, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer
Society of BC.
VERMEULEN _ Father Christopher passed into eternal life on April 18, 2002. Father
Vermeulen served as an active priest in the Archidiocese of Vancouver for forty-four
years until failing health required that he retire in 1993 from Our Lady of the
Assumption Parish in Port Coquitlam. Father Vermeulen served in St. Mary's Chilliwack,
St. Edmonds, North Vancouver, Our Lady of the Assumption Powell River, Princeton
Missions of Hedley and Tulimmene, Hope and Aggazi where he also served as prison
chaplain to the penitentiary in Matsqui. His last assignment was Our Lady of the
Assumption Parish where he served for twenty-three years. In 1981 at the age of sixty
four he undertook the building of a parish school which opened in September 1982. He was
also instrumental in founding Archbishop James Carney High School located on Dominion
Ave in Port Coquitlam that opened in 1994 shortly after his retirement. He had a great
love for children and families. He possessed a wonderful sense of humour and had a
'Dutch blend' of mischievousness. In 1998 when his health failed further Father
Vermeulen came into the family home of Wayne and Peggy Turner long time friends of
Father. Father Vermeulen enjoyed the family surroundings and the friendship and care of
Wayne and Peggy's daughters Kim and Tammy along with Tammy's husband Shawn and their
young son, Dylan. Dylan became Father's adopted 'great-grandson' whom he called
affectionately "humpy dumpy". In turn Father became the family's father, grandfather and
great-grandfather and as such is much loved and will be dearly missed. The Turner family
would like to thank all the home support workers, home care nurses and hospice,
especially Carol Hine, Dr. Yokoyama, Father Hawkswell, Father Scott, Father Landry and
family friends for their support and compassion. Prayers will be held at Our Lady of the
Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam on Monday, April 22, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.. The Mass of
Christian Burial will be Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to the "Father Christopher Vermeulen Education Foundation" (c/o
23818 Zeron Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2W 1E3).
WITHERS _ Margaret passed away at the Banfield Pavilion of the Vancouver General
Hospital on Thursday, April 18, 2002 at the age of 86. She is predeceased by her husband
Norman and sister Mary. Survived by two children, Richard Withers and Irene Tiampo; one
grandson Jaime Tiampo; one brother Tom Rothery (Margaret); and numerous nieces and
nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:00 noon from The
Chapel of Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby where burial will follow
the service at the Ocean View Burial Park.
In Memoriams (04/20/02)
In loving memory of Paul Colodin April 23, 1914 - April 21, 2001. _ Sadly missed by wife
Margot, daughter Lorna, son-in-law Stan, step-sons Larry and Nelson and grandchildren
FUNSTON _ W.T. "Bill" April 28, 1916 - April 21, 1992 Fondly remembered and greatly
missed by your loving wife, Elsie, your four sons, Bryan (Elizabeth), Murray (Pam),
Crawford (Joyce), and Craig (Gwynne), eighteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and
sister, Charlotte Peacock. "Until the day break, and the shadows flee away..."Song of
GRUBAC _ In memory of Capt. Marko Grubac who died on April 19, 1997 at Stave Lake, BC.
Marko was trying to land his helicopter that had developed a serious mechanical problem.
We will miss you forever. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the
skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of
sun-split clouds and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared
and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind
along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up, up the long,
delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never
Lark, or even Eagle flew - And while with silent lifting mind, I've trod The high
untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
KELEMEN _ Margo. April 21, 2000. In loving memory of our beloved mother and grandmother.
Two years have passed and many changes have occurred. But the one thing that hasn't is
our wonderful memories of you. You truly were one of a kind and you know "different" -
Forever with love from your family and friends.
LIM - Elizabeth, nee Leong Ngan Sen September 3rd 1929 - April 19th 2001 Beloved Wife
and Soulmate of Herbert Lim, devoted Mother, loving Grandmother and friend to all. It
has been a year since we lost you to cancer, you left us with an empty void that can
never be filled. When I told you that your cancer had returned, you said to me, " Herb,
we've had a good life, I'll be all right." Those were brave words from a courageous
lady. We love you more today than we did yesterday, tomorrow our love for you will be no
less. Your memory remains as a source of strength and inspiration for all of us. Till
then. Herbert and family
KATHLEEN MARJORIE SELESKY August 4, 1942 -- April 20, 2000 A second year has come and
gone; And as the trees bud, And the spring flowers bloom, Your spirit surrounds us with
love and life, And the earth begins its renewal. "I love you Mummy!" ~ ever in the
hearts of Bryan, Karen and Kevin.
ATKINS McGLADERY _ Grant Richard Atkins and Scarlett Rigney McGladery of Vancouver are
happy to announce the birth of their beautiful healthy son, John Christopher, born on
April 10th at 1:23 a.m. weighing 6 lb 10 oz. John Christopher is also welcomed by his
elder brother Samuel Joseph.
KOERNER - WUST Pam and Frank Koerner of Richmond, BC are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter Charis to Jeremy, son of Casey Wust (Surrey, BC) and
Marlene Wust (Enderby, BC). Wedding to take place September 14th, 2002.
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