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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sep 7, 2002
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 05:48:25 -0700
HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY BARBARA AND ALAN COTTINGHAMSeptember 06, 2002 Congratulations! We
are delighted to share in your celebration of this great event and wish you many more
healthy and happy years together. With much love from Cliff, Ene, Pat, Phil and
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MAY ROLLOSTILL A TIGER AFTER 46 YEARS. ARCHIE, ALLYSON, CRAWFORD,
MEREDITH, SUZANNE, CHELSEA & ADRIAN.
HANSINGER/LAW _ Kim and Will are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ryan
William Law. He entered the world and our hearts on August 26, 2002 at 10:50 am weighing
8 lbs, 5 ozs, measuring 21 1/2 inches long. We love you, Mom and Dad.
BRHELLE _ CARNAHAN Terry and Lois Brhelle are pleased to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Andrea Joy to Robert Scott Carnahan, son of Lloyd and June Carnahan, all
of Abbotsford. Wedding to take place July 2003.
In Memoriams (09/07/02)
GIFFORD _ In loving memory of David who passed away September 7th, 1992. Your light
still shines brightly in our hearts We cherish your life's memories. _ Mother Grace;
sister Ariel and her sons Michael (Jo-Anne), Chad (Onnie) and their families.
MASON _ Aston "Always loved and forever remembered."
In loving memory of KELLIE ANN OLSEN September 8, 1948 - February 13, 1999 Time goes by
and everything changes except my broken heart and the tears I shed. Missed and much
loved. _ Mom.
WOOLLARD _ Ron March 12, 1949 - September 7, 2000 Another year has passed dear Ron, And
how we miss you so. There is a pain still in our hearts, Because we love you so. _Always
remembered, love your family (Wasn't that a wonderful secret)
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper BETTAUER BODNER BOUNDS
BRAND BROWN CAPLETTE CARR CHATTAWAY CROOME DONALDSON DUNBAR EMBURY EWERT FELDMAN FLEMING
FRISTCH GIRARDI GJERNES GUINET HOOKSTRA HYNDS INGRAM JONES KELLER KENNEDY LEWIS, M.
LEWIS, R. McDONALD McRAE MILLAR OYAMA PALIDOR PEACHEY PENDRAY PETERSEN POWNE RALSTON
RUSSELL SHANDLER STEVENSON WATSON WHITE WI
BETTAUER _ Robert Hans Ulrich passed away with dignity and independence on August 30,
2002. Predeceased by his beloved Maria, life companion for 50 years. Greatly missed by
his children and grandchildren, Robert and Jo-Anne with Van, Kaitlyn and Noah; Tom and
Helen with James; Jennifer and Evan with Aspen and Hayden; Julia and Glen; Jeannie and
Alan with Forrest and Logan; and youngest daughter Josephine. He filled our lives with
love and friendship.
BODNER _ Michael Edward passed away suddenly on September 4, 2002 at the age of 34. Mike
is survived by his beloved Ursula; parents Ron and Sue Bodner; brother Bill;
grandparents, Rudy and Inga Bodner; aunties, Carol (Bob) and Elaine (Ken); uncles, Gary
(Dawn), Bob (Julie), and Dave (Roseanne); cousins Jay, Randy, Shannon, Derek, Jeffery,
Andrew, John, Laura, Victor and Judy. Funeral service to take place at 3:00 p.m.
September 13, 2002 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam, B.C.-
Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of
B.C. & Yukon.
BOUNDS _ Viola Hazel. June 22, 1922 - August 31, 2002. It is with a truly sad heart that
we tell you that Viola, a very kind and loving lady has gone to be with Jim (predeceased
in 1982). Viola was brought up in North Vancouver where the Mee Creek ran through her
yard. She went to work for Spencer's Meat Department after leaving school, and one very
lucky night went on a blind date and met her soulmate and future husband, a very dashing
ex bombardier with the RCAF. They bought a home which Viola lived in until August 31,
2002 (54 years). After raising her daughter Wendy, Vi went back to work for Safeway Meat
department and retired after more than 20 years of service. On June 22nd she celebrated
her 80th birthday doing one of the things she loved - her family took her for dinner and
then to the "Casino". She will be dearly missed by her family, daughter Wendy (Len
Alderman); granddaughter D'arcy (Peter); grandson Jamie (Erin); her great-grandchildren
who were the delight of her life, Noah, Griffin, Kailin and Nicole. The family of Viola
wishes to thank her friends who have been so supportive, Vancouver Fire Department,
Ambulance Service and Burnaby Hospital for their kindness through a very difficult time.
At Mum's request there will be no funeral or memorial service. We love you Mum and we
were greatly loved by you. You will be truly missed.
BRAND _ Mildred Irene, gone to be with her Lord August 26, 2002 at the age of 82.
Survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter Lynne Hartwig (Don); son Bob Hayes
(Ellen); grandsons, Haze/Lee and Jarett; granddaughter Robyn and great granddaughter
Mya; as well as many friends and family. Many thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care
Ward at St. Mary's Hospital. A Celebration of Mildred's life will be held at 450
Cumberland Street, New Westminster, Saturday, September 14th at 3 pm
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CAPLETTE _ Betty (nee Cross), born in Kelowna on July 3, 1930, the youngest of six
children, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Crescent Beach on September 3,
2002. Betty has joined her soulmate, Jack, who passed away in July. She will be greatly
missed by her children: son Rob (Patti); and daughter Patti (Gilles); and lovingly
remembered by grandchildren, Ashley, Garrett, Justin and Tarina; and sister Phylis and
family. Betty ran her dance school, the Betty Cross School of Dance, at her home in
Cloverdale where for fifty years many a young dancer grew in her loving teachings. Her
zest for her profession, her pride in her students and never ending community spirit
will be sorely missed. A Memorial Service will be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral
Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC on Saturday, September 14th, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu
of flowers, donations to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation in Betty's memory would be
appreciated. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
CARR _ Anka Maria (Anna), born September 13, 1909 in Croatia, passed away peacefully at
Fellburn Hospital September 5, 2002. Anna was predeceased by her husband Martin in 1976
and granddaughter Nancy in 1964. She is survived by her loving family: children, Marijo
(Margaret), Mirjana Hewitt (Stan) and Ann Anzulovich (Bob); 11 grandchildren; 13 great
grandchildren; and relatives in Croatia and California. Prayers will be offered on
Monday, September 9, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. from Holy Cross Church, 1450 Delta Ave., Burnaby
where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 am. Interment
Ocean View Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
of B.C. would be appreciated. Burnaby Funeral Directors in care of arrangements.
CHATTAWAY _ Brian William passed away on September 1, 2002 at the Langley Memorial
Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Mary in 1999. Survived by his loving children, Chris
(Teresa) and Karen (Norman); grandchildren, Brett, Isabelle, Thomas and Kyra; brother
Trevor (Mary); as well as other relatives and friends. Memorial service on Thursday
September 12, 2002 at 1:30 pm in the chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services,
3070 275A Street, Aldergrove. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of memorial
contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, 1212 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC,
V6H 3V2. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779
CROOME _ Hazel (nee Maestri) passed away at home on Wednesday, September 4, 2002. She
was predeceased by her husband, Norman in 1992 and is survived by her daughter, Liz
(Everett) and granddaughters, Alex and Lyndsey. Having lived life to the fullest, Hazel
will be remembered as one of those "prairie gals" born with a curling broom in her hand.
She was also fond of golfing and bowling and worked tirelessly for the Daughters of the
Nile. Most of all, Hazel was a loving and enthusiastic Grandma. She will be dearly
missed by friends and family. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday,
September 9, 2002 at Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby.
Visitation will be held prior to service on Monday, beginning at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, Hazel's family requests memorial tributes be made in her name to the Multiple
Sclerosis Society, 1130 West Pender, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4A4.
DONALDSON _ Lois Emily passed away peacefully in her 89th year on Monday, September 2,
2002 in Victoria, BC. Much loved mother of Shirley and Alan; beloved grandmother of five
grandchldren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Marion
Francis. Lois departed this life as she lived it, with grace and humour. A tea will be
held in Celebration of Lois' life at Somerset House, 540 Dallas Road, Victoria on
Saturday September 14, 2002 at 2:30 pm. "I am at peace and in harmony with the changing
patterns of my life."
DUNBAR _ Frances Mary, (nee Kennedy), born November 24, 1914, passed away peacefully on
August 24, 2002. Predeceased by her husband, George, and by her sister Jessie Sambrook.
Mary is survived by her children, Hazel (Jim), Bill (Nita), Henry (Jean), Jean (Jan),
Mary (Brian) and George (Jil): 26 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; brothers,
Duncan (Eileen), Sidney (Pauline), Archie (Mary), Cameron (Irene) and sister, Kaye
Storer. Memorial service will be held on Friday, September 13, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at St
Alban's Church, Canada Way and 19th Avenue, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Yukon & BC. FIRST MEMORIAL
EMBURY _ Elizabeth "Betty" passed away peacefully in Peace Arch Hospital September 5,
2002. Betty was predeceased by husbands, William White and Frank Embury. Betty enjoyed a
long and happy life and her laughter and quick wit will be sadly missed by her many
friends and loved ones. At her request, there will be no funeral or memorial service and
she will be quietly interred with her parents in Surrey Centre Cemetery. Chapel Hill
FELDMAN _ Regina passed away peacefully August 4, 2002 at the age of 70 after a lenghtly
illness. Predeceased by a son Alan and a daughter Gail, she is survived by David, her
husband of 52 years, a son Gary and 2 grandchildren, Benjamin and Samuel Heller. Regina
was an orphaned-child survivor of the Holocaust and came to Canada from Poland in 1948.
Over the years she told her story with a message of tolerance to audiences which
included Church groups, high school students and video productions such as Steven
Spielberg's "Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation". Regina's story has been
documented on the Vancouver Holocaust Center Society's website. Regina's husband,
children and grandchildren where foremost in her life. She maintained an immaculate and
loving home and also found the time to assist her husband with his work. With her dear
friend, Lola, she worked tirelessly making and selling aprons over many years to raise
funds for a variety of charities. Regina deeply touched the lives of all who new her
with her kindness and generosity. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she will be
deeply missed by her family and her many friends. Regina was laid to rest at the Schara
Tzedeck Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Stanley Sunshine, Rita Eidelshtein, Rabbi
Baumol, Joseph Marciano, the staff of the Louis Brier Home For The Aged and the friends
of the Feldman family for all their help.
FLEMING _ Carol Ann passed away peacefully at home in Westbank, BC on September 3, 2002
surrounded by her family. Carol is survived by her loving husband, Murray; son Barry
Fleming (Shu Ling) of Cloverdale; son Gerry Fleming (Sally) of Vancouver; daughter Tracy
Bentz (Mark) of Vancouver; brother Ron Smith (Ginny) of Barriere; brother John Smith
(Adrienne) of Nanaimo and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Carol was born in Vancouver on
February 26, 1942 and lived in Langley until marrying Murray in 1961. Carol and Murray
lived in Merritt for 35 years and then moved to Westbank. Carol was a remarkable wife,
mother and friend. Throughout her life, everyone was touched by her extraordinary
perception, wit and generosity of spirit. Her family would like to thank the Westbank
home care nurses and the palliative care teams who provided excellent care and support.
A service at Murrayville Cemetery (3 miles southeast of Langley) will be held on
Saturday, September 28th, 2002 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to either of
the following would be greatly appreciated: Kelowna General Hospital Foundation,
Mammography Fund, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2 or Pacific Parkinson's
Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre,
Purdy Pavilion, 2221 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5. Funeral arrangements by
SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME 250-860-7077.
FRISTCH _ Ada, born 9 August 1914, died on 21 August 2002 in Vancouver, British Columbia
at the age of 88. Ada will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews: Dwayne
Fritsch, Linden Fritsch, Jeffrey Green, Susan Green, DeEtta Montgomery, Deborah Recsky
and Wenda Schaffer. Her ashes will be scattered at the Observation Hill Farm near Webb,
Saskatchewan. Donations can be made to the St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit, 1081 Burrard
Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1Y6.
GIRARDI _ Tarcisio, born November 30, 1925 in Italy, Tarcisio passed away on September
4, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his father Angelo;
mother Maria; two brothers, Giovanni and Angelo. Tarcisio is survived by his family:
wife Delfina; son Frank; daughter Oriana; granddaughter Amanda; three sisters, Faella,
Angela, Luigina; cousins, nieces, and many friends in Canada and Italy. Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2002 at Our Lady of
Fatima Church, 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4J4.
GUINET _ Allan McInnes died in the Chilliwack General Hospital on September 3, 2002. He
was born in Vancouver, BC in 1911 and lived in Chilliwack for 87 years. He is survived
by his wife Frances, son Victor, daughter Lynne, and cousins. At his request there will
be no service. His ashes will be placed with his parents in the Chilliwack Cemetery.
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HOOKSTRA _ Marion Hookstra, 82, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2002. She is
survived by her children, Alida, Janet, David and George; her granddaughter Jennica and
the many who loved and cared for her. Sweet dreams, Mom. To celebrate her life, a
memorial service will be held at Hamilton-Harron Funeral Centre, 5350 Fraser Street on
Monday, September 9th at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the
HYNDS _ John passed away on August 28, 2002 at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC.
Survived by wife Marion, sons Ian and Bruce, daughter-in-law Anne and four
grandchildren. John is also survived by sisters Agnes Carlson, Georgina Barber, in-laws
Winifred and Dr. Harry Kennedy and many nieces and nephews. John grew up and was
educated in East Vancouver. After graduating from Vancouver Tech, John worked for the
Ministry of Highways as a paving superintendent. His paving projects can be found
throughout BC and has a creek named after him, "Hynds Creek," which can be seen on the
way to Tofino/Ucluelet from Port Alberni. John also gave spare time to the White Rock
City Band and coached local boy's soccer. An avid sports fan, John enjoyed golf, hockey
and British league football. He followed his Vancouver Canucks from season one and was
most proud that he had seen Bobby Orr play several times. He was particularly touched
when NHL announcer Jim Robson sent him a 75th birthday greeting. He and wife Marion
enjoyed travelling, having been through Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia, Hawaii and to
Reno. In 2001 he began learning to use an Apple computer to surf the internet, something
he was very proud of. He enjoyed birthday parties with his four grandchildren. John will
be most missed at Peace Portal Golf Club where he played for 70 years. Flowers
gratefully declined. If friends wish, donations may be made to the Vancouver Canuck's
hospice for sick children or the Canadian Cancer Society. No funeral by John's request.
INGRAM _ Eileen passed away suddenly on August 29, 2002 at St. Paul's Hospital, aged 83.
Survived by her cousin Edna Ingram of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She will be sincerely
missed by a host of friends and acquaintances. Eileen will be fondly remembered for her
energy, spirit, caring nature and her love of all animals, birds and wildlife. Cremation
with no service by her request. In her memory donations may be made to Children's
Hospice Society at Canuck Place or the BC SPCA or World Wildlife Fund.
KELLER _ Ruby Florence (Davies) of Tsawwassen, BC passed away September 3, 2002. Born
April 22, 1914 in LaTuque, Quebec. Survived by 5 children Robert, Gordon, Janet, John,
Evelyn; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 1 brother; 1 sister. Memorial
Service will be held Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Fraser Heights Funeral Home,
14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, B.C. Fraser Heights 604-589-2559
KENNEDY _ Dr. Lorene Louise. (Retired Professor of Botany, University of Alberta,
Edmonton). Peacefully at home in Cordova Bay, Saanich, BC. on August 31, 2002 in her
82nd year. Beloved daughter of the late Hector Kennedy and Genevieve (Maguire) Kennedy.
Fondly remembered by cousins Anne Delaney (Michael) and James Maguire of Toronto,
Ontario and Tom Delaney (Brenda) of White Rock, B.C. Sadly missed by dear friends
Cecilia and Ken Strong of Victoria, B.C. Special thanks to Laura and Amy of We Care,
Victoria for their loving care and support. Remembrance Service to take place Saturday,
September 14, 2002 at 10 a.m. at First Memorial Gardens, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria,
B.C. If desired, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
LEWIS _ Margaret Louise, born in Revelstoke BC, passed away in Vancouver on September 3,
2002 at the age of 100. Margaret taught art class at Kitsilano High School for many
years and is fondly remembered by many students. Grateful thanks are expressed to her
care-givers at Arbutus Manor. No flowers by request. If desired, a donation may be made
to a favorite charity in Margaret's name. A Memorial Service will be held at Arbutus
Manor, 2125 Eddington Drive, Vancouver, on Thursday September 12th at 2pm.
LEWIS _ Ron, born October 5, 1948, left to be with the Lord suddenly but peacefully in
his sleep Wednesday morning September 4, 2002 at his home in Lone Butte, BC. Predeceased
by his mother Pat and youngest brother Val. He is survived by his loving wife Linda; son
Sam; father Neil; brothers Mark (Debbie), Kim (Donna) and Gary; and many aunts and
uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
McRAE _ Evelyn passed away in Langley September 4, 2002. Predeceased by her husband Ike
and daughter Donna. She is survived by her sons, Dale (Donna) and Orville Cassidy; five
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Evelyn and Ike were longtime residents of
Burnaby and were the owners of McRae Tank Truck Services. A private family service was
held at Ocean View Burial Park. If desired, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would
OYAMA _ Joe Hayaru passed away at age 79 with his family by his side on August 24, 2002
at Royal Columbian Hospital due to a stroke. Survived by his loving wife, Susie Sadako;
daughters, Ruth (Kiyo), Emi (Derek); grandchildren, Paul, Shari, Derek, Tyler and
Melanie. Family service was held August 31, 2002. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery in
PEACHEY _ Hazel Margaret (nee Stout). Surrounded by loving family and close friends,
Hazel (1920-2002) slipped peacefully into heaven on September 5, 2002 after a courageous
and very calm fight with cancer. Hazel was an amazing woman who wove a vibrant tapestry
of life's experiences into the lives of everyone she touched. She shared her courage,
wit, wisdom, faith, curiosity, care and encouragement wherever and however, it was
needed. A true "I can and I will" person, Hazel was always in favour of a new adventure,
be it on the beaches of Gossip Island or a new eatery in her West End neighborhood. Her
faith and love of God was deep-seated in her approach to life. As a longtime member of
St. John's United Church, her energy and enthusiasm will be missed. Hazel was born in
Nelson, B.C., where she met and married the love of her life, Dave. She was a talented
designer and seamstress, a fabulous chef, a lover of music and a champion of family
values. She was predeceased by her husband Dave in 1995 and daughter-in-law Lynne in
1993. Hazel's magical spirit, truest love, and spunky determination will always be
remembered by her family: Joanne Eschauzier, David and Valerie Peachey, Gordon and Donna
Peachey, and John Peachey; her grandchildren, Tanya (Steve), Karen (Tamim), Meghan
(Terry), and Alessandra; her great-grandchildren Karmella, Kieran, and David; her
sisters Nan French, Helen Wright (Dave), Isabel Nelson; brother Jim Stout (Margaret);
sister-in-law Marie Stout; numerous nieces and nephews; and her many friends. The family
would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to her dear care-giver, Marilyn, to home
nurses, Lourdes, Lilybeth, and Hazel and to Dr. Behroozi who made those caring house
calls. The Reverend Brad Newcombe is graciously traveling from Toronto to lead us in a
celebration of Hazel's life at St. John's United Church, 1401 Comox Street, Vancouver,
on Tuesday, September 10 at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hazel's memory to
the Canadian Diabetes Association will be greatly appreciated.
PENDRAY _ Lois, a resident of Crescent Gardens, South Surrey, passed peacefully into the
presence to her Lord September 6, 2002 at the age of 71 years. Lois is lovingly
remembered by her family: her husband of 40 years, Rev. Harold Pendray; 3 children, Bill
(Ruth) Pendray, Joan (John) Fonk and Marlene (Scott) Duncan; 6 grandchildren, Derek,
Christy, Janice (Casey), Michael, Ashley and Jordan; 1 great-grandson James. She is also
survived by sisters, June (Stuart) Langdon, Dorothy (Ken) Pridham; as well as nieces,
nephews and many friends. A family Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, September
10 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Memorial Gardens in the Garden of the Good Shepherd,
14660 72 Avenue, Surrey. A Memorial Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Seaview
Pentecostal Assembly, 14633 16 Avenue, Surrey. The family would like to thank the nurses
and staff at Crescent Gardens for the loving care given to Lois. If desired, donations
may be made to World Vision or the Gideons in Lois' memory.
PETERSEN _ Edith. February 20, 1917 - September 3, 2002. Edith Petersen (Rustebakke) nee
McArthur, 85, died September 3rd. Edith, 8th of 13 children born to George and Jessie
McArthur (Stovin) on a farm near Waskada, Manitoba, worked from age 11 for board and
clothing. After studying at Manitou Youth Training Centre in 1937-38, Edith cooked at
Lower Fort Garry and the Motor Country Club for five seasons, housekeeping between
seasons. During the war Edith moved to Vancouver. Despite enormous societal pressures,
Edith left a much loved but alcoholic husband. Securing childcare and money for medical
attention for her asthmatic baby were enormous difficulties Edith never forgot. Edith
worked in housekeeping at the Balmoral hotel, where she met Charlie Petersen, a Danish
immigrant logger. Their first years together were at Half Moon Bay. In the early 50s
they moved to East Vancouver. After retiring in White Rock for 20 years and 3 years
after Charlie died, Edith moved back to East Vancouver, a block from where she raised
her family in the Trout Lake area. Edith lived her final days with her daughter,
son-in-law, and grandchildren, embraced by loving family, friends and new neighbours.
Edith's severe limp, caused by a malformed hip at birth, didn't stop Edith from
selflessly contributing to the community - baking her famous oatcakes, sharing her
blackberry jelly, taking meals to neighbours, distributing leaflets. Edith did whatever
could be done to build a bright future for both her own and the younger generations.
Edith worked for 24 years at the Kraft Foods factory. She never missed a day's work. She
helped unionize the plant which brought equal wages to women and enabled Edith to work
the last 5 years as a machine operator, after 19 years on a factory line. Edith's early
experience with politics was to support the reforms advanced by the CCF/NDP, especially
medicare. With medicare, Edith had a hip replacement in her 70s eliminating the limp and
the pain she'd lived with all those years. Edith had a strong social conscience. Her
major concern as a senior was the dismantling of social programs. In 2000, Edith stood
as a candidate for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada, affirming her belief that "We
need to increase investments in social programs, not cut them." She worked hard all her
life and felt that society had an obligation to fulfill the rights of all human beings
living in it. Edith leaves to mourn her, three children, Tom (Hella Danzer), Elly and
Donna (Charles Boylan); five grandchildren, Ron, Laura, Brendan, Edana and Thomas;
great-granddaughter, Rachel: three sisters Violet (Arnold Hinchey), Anne and Velma
(Frank Somers); one brother, James; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Edith
financially supported organizations and causes she felt would move society forward.
Friends who wish to make a contribution in Edith's memory should follow their
conscience. Everyone Edith touched is invited to share their experiences in A
Celebration of Edith Petersen (McArthur) Saturday, September 14th, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Trout Lake Community Centre 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver. Contact Donna (604) 431-0094
or Elly (604) 936-9424
RALSTON _ Orvis Llewellyn passed away peacefully in his sleep in Mission on September
1st, 2002. He is survived by Millie, his wife of 52 years; his sons Russell (Barb), Lyle
(Kathy), and Brian (Dot); his brother Ralph (Marion); his sisters Reta (Dick), Doris and
her son Blaine (Pat), and his grandchildren Jason, Jenna, Daniel and Johnathan. He will
be gratefully remembered by family and friends for his love of life and his
kind-heartedness. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m.
in the auditorium of the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Moody branch, 2513 Clarke Street.
Flowers gratefully declined in favor of memorial contributions to the B.C. Cancer
Foundation or a charity of your choice.
RUSSELL _ Eileen Dyer. We invite you to join the family of Eileen Russell at a
"Celebration of Life" Tea in memory of our Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother on
Thursday, September 12, 2002 from 2 - 4 pm at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, 4300
S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC.
SHANDLER _ Janice Shandler, (nee Adams) born in Vagreville, Alberta on December 6, 1912,
passed away at Surrey Memorial Hospital on September 2, 2002. Her husband Ross Shandler
predeceased her in 1990. Janice loved her family and friends dearly and had been a music
and schoolteacher for many years. She embraced the classical arts throughout her life
and touched the lives of many. She will be sadly missed by her children Lance (Carolyn)
and Kory and by her grandchildren Stephanie (Andre), Ashley, Clara and Alex.
STEVENSON _ Ronald Nicolaas Frederik, born September 20, 1949 in Vancouver, BC, passed
away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital on September 3, 2002. He is survived by
his loving family, mother Lea (nee Ronday), wife Pat (nee Poole), daughter Nicole and
son Stuart. Memorial Service to be held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at
Northwood United Church, 8855 - 156 Street, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made in Ron's memory to the BC Cancer Foundation, 601 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC,
V5Z 1L3. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-596-2215
WATSON _ Thelma Grace (Ward) on September 3, 2002, long-time resident of Burnaby and
Hope. She leaves behind husband Bill; daughters, Lynda (Dan) and Kathy; son Dan
(Shelley); grandchildren, Trevor (Christine), Christina, Bethany and Lesley. Memorial
Thursday, September 12th, 1:30 pm at Hope United Church, Hope, BC. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Cancer Society appreciated. Henderson's Chilliwack 1-800-282-3055
WHITE _ Catherine Anne, age 83, long time resident of Burnaby and recently of Coquitlam,
passed away on September 5, 2002 surrounded by the love of her family. A. beautiful and
caring person, she will be remembered for the unconditional love and support she gave to
her family. Predeceased by her husband Albert in 1996. She is survived by her children,
Patty (Rob) Whitelock, Ted (Ginny), Bob (Linda), and Nancy (John) Baird, her
grandchildren, Jody, Polly, Michael, Mark, David, John, Shannon, Elizabeth, Christina,
Nicholas, and her great-grandchildren, Hannah; Cassidy, Kyleigh, and Teagan. A memorial
service is to be held at South Burnaby United Church, 7591 Gray Avenue, Burnaby on
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 12:00 noon. If friends wish, donations may be made to
the Canadian Diabetes Association.
WILLEY _ Steven Kilpatrick, of Quadra Island, born in Vancouver, February 8, 1949.
Predeceased by his mother Katherine and sister Joanne C. Hilliard. Survived by his
father Alfred, son Travis, nephew Jason Hilliard, niece Rande Hilliard-Martin and many
uncles, aunts and cousins, passed away peacefully after a long battle with a brain
tumor. Steve was a talented sailor and incredible musician but his proudest achievement
was his son. His sense of humor and incredible voice will be missed. Special thanks to
Darrell Graham and all his island friends. Memorial service to be held 1:00 pm, Sunday
September 8, 2002 at Quadra Island Community Centre.
|[CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sep 7, 2002 by Gloria White <>|