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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] October 19, 2002 Vancouver
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 10:52:00 -0700


Obituaries (10/19/02)
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper ANDERSON ATTINGER AULD
BASTEDO BROWN BUDD CAMPBELL CARLSON CORDES CUMISKEY DAVIS DORMAN DUNN FLATEN FLEMING
FRASER GILMOUR GODFREY GOMEZ GREGSON HAGART HAMILTON JOHNSON JOHNSTON KELL LEROUX LLOYD
LONG MARKS McNEIL MERCER PASCOE PIPPUS RAMSEY RICCIARDI ROBERTS RUDKIEWICH SANDERS
SCHMIDT SEMENOFF SLATER SLOAN SMITH UTTLEY VALERO WAHLROTH WEBSTER Y

ANDERSON _ Arthur Virgil passed away October 17, 2002 in North Vancouver. Arthur was
predeceased by his wife Ann (1994). Arthur will be lovingly remembered by his daughter
Dianne; by son Tom (Gloria); by his grandchildren Kathleen (Tim) and Ian; by his sister
Pearl and brother Cliff. Arthur will also be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and
many friends. A Funeral Service for Arthur will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at
2:00 pm from the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby.
Entombment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke
foundation and would be greatly appreciated.
ATTINGER _ Rosa Maria (Rosemarie) died peacefully on October 12, 2002 at Fellburn Care
Center at the age of 93. Rosa is survived by her daughter Ruth Gopp (Carl), sister Ida
Stucki in Switzerland, grandchildren Diana, Gordon, Monique, Paul and Andre,
great-grandson Michael and daughter-in-law Therese Roussau. A memorial service will be
held in the Chapel of Burnaby Funeral Directors Ltd., 4276 East Hastings St., Burnaby,
Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
Fellburn Fellowship.

AULD _ Mary (nee Maslanka) passed away October 10th, 2002 at the age of 81 at Berwick on
the Lake in Nanaimo. She is survived by her daughter Colleen Stech (Daryl) and
grandchildren David and Diana Stech of Nanaimo; and son Tom Auld (Donna) and their
children Debbie and Christie of 100 Mile House. Mary spent most of her early life in
Vancouver, but her spirit of adventure took her to the Cariboo in the early 40's where
she worked with the Indian Affairs branch. She loved the frontier experience and settled
in the Cariboo after marrying her first husband Herb. They built a successful automobile
dealership together, and were both very involved in community affairs. When the marriage
ended, Mary divided her time between White Rock and her beloved Maui where she owned a
home. She was a true adventurer, flying her own plane, travelling the world in a variety
of different ways, and meeting friends from all over the globe. She was a bright and
independent woman who believed in living life to the fullest, never afraid to try
something new. We will greatly miss her joie de vive and sense of humour. At Mary's
request, a private family service will be held. Those who wish to do so, may make
donations in her name to the Alzheimer Society or the Cancer Society. SANDS - NANAIMO

BASTEDO _ (Rae), Regina Elisabeth (nee Mayer), passed away peacefully on October 5th,
2002. "For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one". Predeceased
by her sister Evelyn. Survived by her loving husband Alvin; daughters, Darise Manzer
(Dave), Debra Bastedo (Dave Thibault), Dolores Dennett (Greg); and grandchildren Devin,
Deanne, Spenser, Mitchel, Jillian, Thomas and Barbara. A celebration of Rae's life will
be held on Saturday, October 26, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Hall, 5425 Ladner
Trunk Road, Delta. In lieu of flowers the family requests your support of the Save Delta
Hospital Society (604-943-5577) or a donation to your favorite charity.
BROWN _ Thomas Howard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Earth & Ocean Sciences, UBC. Born
November 2, 1940, in Olney, Illinois Tom died peacefully in Vancouver Hospital, October
10, 2002. Predeceased by his father, Leslie Howard Brown, he is survived by his mother
Helen Lodge Brown and his wife and friend of 38 years, Margaret (Meg) (nee Dewey). He
was raised in Midland and Houston, Texas, received his B.Sc, Geology from The University
of Texas, Austin (1964), PhD. from Northwestern University (1970), and did post-doctoral
work at Yale University. In 1973 be accepted a faculty position at UBC and immigrated to
Canada. Tom was widely known and highly respected around the world for his research in
solution geochemistry. A keen observer, he was an inquisitive scientist and naturalist
never ceasing to ask how and why things worked. Among his hobbies were woodworking, bird
watching, gardening, mechanical designing, and book collecting. Society memberships
included the Vancouver Rhododendron Society, Vancouver Natural History Society, BC
Waterfowl Society, Wild Bird Trust, and PNTC. Typical of his dry humour, Tom
characterized the 5 3/4 years since his metastatic bladder cancer diagnosis as blessedly
long, although it was sometimes awkward and inconvenient being the battlefield on which
the doctors fought his cancer. The family's very special thanks go to Dr. Nevin Murray
and his colleagues at the BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, whose interest, support and care
since 1997 were unparalleled and to the nurses and staff of GI/GU Radiology at VGH, on
5E - BCCA, and at VGH's Palliative Care unit for their care and friendship. Tom's
remains were cremated as requested. A reception to remember Tom will be held Tuesday,
November 5, 4:30 pm, at the University Centre (previously UBC Faculty Club), 6331
Crescent Road. Flowers are gratefully declined in favour of a donation to the BC Cancer
Foundation or the charity of your choice.
BUDD _ Myrtle Phyllis, longtime resident of Tsawwassen, BC, born March 25, 1904, passed
away October 12, 2002 in Winnipeg. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Budd. Survived by
her daughter Iris (Kenneth) Callis; her son Clayton (Florence) Budd; seven grandchildren
and many great-grandchildren. "Grandma Budd" was well loved and will be greatly missed.
No service by request.
CAMPBELL _ Ruth passed away into the presence of her Lord on Thursday, October 17, 2002
at St. Vincent's Langara, at the age of 94. Predeceased by her husband George in 1970.
Survived by two daughters, Norma (Jim) Smith and Lorene Campbell; grandchildren Ruth-Ann
(Bob) Fletcher, Carolyn (Alex) Forsyth and Brad (Sherri) Smith; and also survived by six
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at 2:00 pm
from the chapel of Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC. Donations
may be made to the Lighthouse Harbour Ministries, 1 - 260 E. Esplanade, North Vancouver.
CARLSON _ Henny passed away peacefully in hospital October 17th, 2002 at the age of 85.
Dearly loved by those who knew her. She will be greatly missed by her family and
friends. Predeceased by her husband Helmer, also sisters Elna and Eva and brothers Arne,
Hjalmer and Bertil. Survived by her daughter Dorothy; son Allen (Maureen); granddaughter
Andrea (Kevin); and sister Edith. An interment service will be held at Valley View
Memorial Gardens, 14644 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October
24th. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's Parish Church, 808 E. 50th Avenue,
Vancouver on Thursday, October 24 at noon. Officiating Rev. D. Morgan. KEARNEY FUNERAL
HOME 604-736-0268

CORDES _ Eddie H. The city of Vancouver and town of Harrison Hot Springs has lost one of
the most respected and talented restaurateurs of the century. Eddie died suddenly of a
heart attack on October 15th, 2002 at the age of 63. He had been struggling with a
cardiac disorder for a few years but continued to work, right up until the day he
finally laid to rest. Staff, patrons and suppliers would not hesitate to describe him as
charming, funny, generous and hardworking. One could go into great deal how he could
work a room or whip up a crepes suzette like nobody's business. Anyone who worked with
him or dined at the La Cote d'Azur restaurant would know that it is not necessary. At an
early age he knew he wanted to own his own restaurant. And he did. Behind every
successful man however, is a great woman. Eddie was able to realize his dream because
Joyce, his wife, loved and supported him; joined in the blood, sweat and tears to build
the pillar that we knew and loved as the Cote d'Azur. When Eddie and Joyce moved out to
Harrison to start anew, life slowed a little and Eddie found pleasure in what nature had
to offer, going for walks with his dog and sitting with his paper and coffee without
being interrupted. My educated guess would be that he wanted to be known as the greatest
businessman and restaurateur the lower mainland ever had to offer...I don't think
anybody would dispute that. He will be sorely missed by his wife Joyce of 37 years;
daughter Monique and son Lawrence. The celebration of Eddie's life will be held on
Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m. at the restaurant in Harrison, 310 Hot Springs Road.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 21st at 1:00 p.m., Personal Alternative
Funeral Services, 3070 - 275A Street, Aldergrove, (604) 857-5779. In lieu of flowers,
please send donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

CUMISKEY _ William G. October 28, 1940 - October 17th, 2002. Predeceased by his parents.
Bill is the first to pass away in his immediate family of 7 brothers. He also leaves
many other relatives and friends. Grateful thanks to the doctors and nursing staff at
Powell River Hospital. Private arrangements. If desired, donations to the charity of
one's choice.

DAVIS _ Lewis Davis. Private memorial services for Lewis Davis will be conducted at Lake
Tahoe at a later date. Mr. Davis died Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at his home. He was 85.
He was born in 1917 in Seattle. He was a retired structural engineer and designer. He
enjoyed skiing and won the Canadian National Championships in 1939, and was honored with
a ticker-tape parade. He was Olympic bound for Norway when World War II intervened. He
continued skiing until he was 83. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Iris
Davis; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Linda Davis of Canada; sisters, Drucilla
Morrison of Seattle and Fern Shively of San Carlos; stepsons and step daughter-in-laws,
Mark and Jody Harris of Scotts Valley and Richard and Cynthia Harris of Grass Valley;
stepsons, Kevin Harris of Sonora and Paul Harris of San Anselmo; grandchildren, Blake
and Scott Davis; step grandchildren, Ryan, Spencer, Chase, and Taylor Harris; and four
great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his son, Carl Davis. Memorial contributions
may be made to Hospice of the Foothills. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel
of the Angels Mortuary.
DORMAN _ John Garth. Surrounded by his loving family, John Garth Dorman passed away
peacefully on October 17, 2002 at Lions Gate Hospital after a long and well-fought
battle with MDS. Garth was born on February 21, 1936 in Vancouver. He graduated in
Medicine from UBC in 1961. After practicing briefly in Kamloops and Vancouver, he
established his medical practice in North Vancouver, faithfully serving patients for 25
years. He was proud that he was able to help bring over 700 new lives into the world. He
went on to become one of the early pioneers in hair transplantation in the Lower
Mainland. Garth was always an avid fisherman and enthusiastic reader. He was loved by
his family, friends, and patients. He was respected and admired by many of the Friends
of Bill W. Predeceased by his parents John and Lucy Dorman. He will be lovingly
remembered by his family: wife Beverley, and his four daughters, Christine Yeager (Ken),
Carla Dorman, Linda Dorman, and Heidi Dorman; as well as his first wife Wendy. He was a
loving Grandpa to his grandchildren Alicia, David, Matthew, and Jonathan. He was also
lovingly remembered by his sisters Tricia Horne (John), Shirley Coates, and his brother
David Dorman (Shirley), as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. His family would
like to thank the staff of the chemotherapy outpatient clinic at Lions Gate Hospital for
their care and attention, and especially Dr. Leon Bard for his many years as friend,
colleague, and physician. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Hospital
Foundation in memory of Dr. Garth Dorman would be appreciated. A memorial service to
celebrate the life of Garth will be held at 2:00p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at West
Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver.
DUNN _ William St. Clair "Bill", born in Calgary, Alberta September 1, 1916, passed away
peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital October 17, 2002. Will be sadly missed by Betty, his
wife of 56 years; sons, Bill (Sue), David (Barbara); grandchildren Bill, Mike, Suzie,
and Jenny; his brother Earl; niece Margie and nephews Lee, Lionel and Jackie. Bill was
very active in mineral exploration in BC for over 50 years, and was a pioneer in
developing the natural resources of BC. Bill was a past President of the BC & Yukon
Chamber of Mines and a Vice President of the CIMM. After retirement he became an avid
golfer and was remembered as an excellent bridge player. Bill will be missed by the
Mining fraternity, family and close friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00
noon, Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines or the
Charity of your choice.

FLATEN _ Mary born February 8, 1904, passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Mary's
Hospital, New Westminster on October 16, 2002. Predeceased by her husband Joseph and son
Carl. Survived by her daughter Maria and sons John and Ron, and many grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Born in Novograd, Russia. She and
her family lived in several European countries in her early years finally settling in
London, England. She immigrated to Canada in 1929 and married her husband Joseph in
Nelson, BC. Her very large extended family and friends will remember her as a loving
compassionate, thoughtful person. A visitation will be held Sunday, October 20, 2002
from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in Columbia-Bowell Chapel, 219 - 6th St., New Westminster where a
celebration of Mary's life will be held on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:00am.
Interment to follow at Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, BC. Columbia-Bowell
604-521-4881

FLEMING _ Ken, late of Abbotsford, passed away on October 16, 2002 at the age of 72
years, at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford. He is survived by his loving wife Barb, son Don
(Sue), daughters Deb, Noni (Hubert) and Sharon (Stew), 10 grandchildren: Dean (Jen) and
Derek; Shannon, Leah, Andrew, Colin and Steven; and William, Nathan and Lisa; and 2
sisters Joan and Barbara. Ken belonged to C Squares Dance Club for many years. He
retired from Willock Truck Equipment and Columbia Trailer. Ken was known for his great
sense of humour and he thoroughly enjoyed his family and friends. He loved camping, bus
trips, cruising, partying, and his many hobbies. He will be sadly missed by his family
and many friends at Crown Point 2. A Celebration of Ken's life will be held Saturday,
October 26, 2002 at 2:00 PM at Crown Point Clubhouse, 1450 McCallum Road, Abbotsford. If
desired, Memorial Donations may be made in Ken's memory to the BC Cancer Society, or the
charity of your choice. HENDERSON'S FUNERAL HOME (604) 854-5534

FRASER _ Agnes Mary. Agnes, a woman of wit and wisdom, born on January 22, 1909 in
Shanghai, died suddenly while out for a walk on a sunny Vancouver day on October 3,
2002. She was a nurse, teacher, peace activist, mentor, friend. But above all she was
the beloved mother of John, Jan and Judy and daughter-in-law Zabelita; cherished
grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 17. She was loved dearly by her many nieces,
nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack 26 years ago. Agnes
was resolute, steadfast, loyal and loving. Her family meant the world to her. There will
be no formal service but a gathering to commemorate her life will be held at a later
date. In honour of Agnes, you may wish to donate to an organization that works for world
peace. Agnes' request - "Do not weep for me - But let my spirit free."

GILMOUR _ On October 17, 2002 George Arnold Gilmour of Squamish passed away peacefully
at Squamish General Hospital. George was 75 years old. He is lovingly remembered and
will be forever missed by his wife, Maureen; 3 sons, Ross (Wendy), Randy, Kevin
(Deanne); his sister Roberta Geddes; 6 grandchildren, Janette, Jennifer, Laurel, Kayla,
Jared, Daniel; extended family; and by his many relatives and dear friends. Funeral
Service will be held on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Squamish United Church
with Rev. Brenda Faust officiating. In Memory of George, donations may be made to the
Squamish Health Care Foundation, 38140 Behrner Drive, Squamish B.C. V0N 3G0 or to
Squamish United Church, Box 286, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0. Squamish Funeral Chapel in care
of arrangements.
GODFREY _ Dudley Dendle., P. Eng., on September 30, 2002 at age 93. Born in London,
England June 21 1909. Survived by his wife, Monica; children, Penelope Koch, Colin
(Gay), and John (Lynne); 5 grandchildren and 1 niece. He enjoyed a successful career as
a civil engineer with the Dept. of Highways of B.C., and was a past president of
A.P.E.B.C. He was very active in the Alpine Club of Canada, the Vancouver Natural
History Society, the Vancouver Opera Society and the Bach Choir. He will be greatly
missed by family and many friends. Our thanks for his care to the dedicated staff of The
Fair Haven United Church Home, Burnaby Lodge. Following cremation a memorial service
will be held on October 25, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the church of St. John the Divine, corner
of Laurel and Smith, Burnaby, BC. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations to
The Fair Haven Home, 7557 Sussex Ave, Burnaby B.C., the Alzheimers Society or a charity
of your choice would be appreciated.
GOMEZ _ Rizalina Paragas. April 13, 1916 - October 16, 2002 peacefully passed away in
the grace of our Lord at St. Paul's Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Magdaleno,
sisters Luz and Naty. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Malu (Ray), Ronald
(Luvi), Thelma (Gerry), Jaime (Rita), Vitus (Bessie), 14 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren, sisters Carna and Anita, brother Phillipe, sisters-in-law Josephine
and Carmen also by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on
Wednesday, October 23 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Jude's Parish, 3078 Renfrew St., Vancouver.
Interment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park.
McNEIL _ Dr. Charles Duncan, D.C., born 9 December 1926 in Campbell River, BC, died
suddenly in Parksville BC on 10 October 2002. Survived by his loving wife, Jessie; son
Glen, his wife Peggy and their two children Ewan and Zoe; and daughter Catherine (Nan)
and her son, Kyle; also his brother Jim and sisters, Mary and Eleanor Lee and their
families. Dr. McNeil was a well-known chiropractor for many years in the Marpole area.
He was also very active with the Richmond Kiwanis. Cremation, no service by request. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be
appreciated.

MERCER _ Dwight Chown Douglas Haig. June 26, 1924 - October 11, 2002. Doug was born in
Grand Falls, Newfoundland to Rev. W. R. Edgar and Rebecca Mercer. He is survived by his
son Greg (Judit) of Edmonton and daughter Elaine (Larry) Matthews of Chilliwack;
granddaughters, Angela, Amanda and Emily; and grandson Michael. Also left to mourn are
his 3 sisters in Belleville Ontario; his twin Corona (Toni) Wannamaker, Ruby Boulianne
and Ruth Fisher, and many nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by his loving
companion, Alice Kleaman. An avid bridge and snooker player. A Celebration of Doug's
life will be held for family and friends at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society in the
ECRA Building, 12148 224th St. Maple Ridge, October 24, 3-5 pm. For those who wish to do
so, donations in his memory to the Ridge-Meadows Hospital Foundation, or the Heart and
Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated.
PASCOE _ Joyce "Joey", aged 79, died suddenly in Nanaimo on October 16, 2002. She will
be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband John; sons, John (Barbara) and
Roger (Michelle,); daughter Jane (Don); grandchildren Bill, Bryan, Kevin and Kara;
great-granddaughter Sanora; relatives in England and Canada; and her extended family
through John. Joey had a passion for life, whether it be travelling, owning a business,
community involvement, arts & crafts or spending time with her family. Her love,
devotion and generosity to her family will never be forgotten. At her request, there
will be no formal service. An open house for family and friends will be held in her home
in Nanoose on November 3, 2002 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. No flowers please. If you wish,
please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

PIPPUS _ Donna Jean (Tindle), born September 19, 1933 passed away on October 17, 2002
after a brief and sudden illness. Donna was predeceased by her dear husband, Robert J.
Pippus and survived by children, Keith Tindle, Barbara Porth and Tim Tindle,
daughters-in-law, Mary Lou Tindle and Vicky Tindle and son-in-law, Ken Porth. She also
leaves to mourn her nine beloved grandchildren; her sisters, Lillian Kastner, Alice
Laing, Pearl Fleming and her brother, Alan Keith; as well as so many treasured family
members, friends and community and business associates. Loved by many for your strength
and spirit; your beauty of grace and acceptance for what life brings us. Your legacy
lives on in all our lives. Funeral service to be held at the Evangelical Free Church,
8870 Glover Road in Fort Langley on October 22, 2002 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.
RAMSEY _ Harold passed away peacefully on October 16, 2002 in his 86th year. Lovingly
remembered by his wife of 62 years, Mae; daughter Marilyn (Vince); son Robin (Linda);
grandchildren Jennifer, Andrew, Tim, Kristin, Dillon and Justin; brother Clyde; sister
Beverly and extended family and many dear friends. A memorial service will be held on
Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway
(1 block west of Fraser) Vancouver B.C. In Harold's memory donations may be made to the
charity of choice.
RICCIARDI _ January 23, 1982-October 15, 2002. Mark Antonio John Ricciardi, beloved son,
brother, cousin, nephew and friend. He leaves to mourn his mother Maggie; father Elio
and step-mom Cinzia; twin brother Michael; sisters, Andrea and Giorgia; also aunts,
uncles, cousins in Italy, England, Montreal and Venezuela; and many many friends
everywhere. "When shall we live, if not today?" Service will be held on Monday, October
2lst, 2002 at 11:00 am. from St. Saviour's Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Avenue,
Penticton, BC with Reverend Canon David Irving officiating. Interment will follow at
Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed in Mark's memory to a charity of
choice. PARKVIEW FUNERAL HOME 1258 Main Street, Penticton, BC (250) 493-1774

ROBERTS _ Ian Keith, 21 years of age, passed away suddenly on October 12, 2002. He
leaves to mourn his loving parents, Brian and Sigrid; sister Sabina (Landon); nephew
Cole; niece Laili; and many relatives and friends. Ian will be dearly missed by
everyone. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 5:00-7:00
p.m. at the Arbor Reception Lounge of the Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72nd Avenue,
Surrey, B.C.

RUDKIEWICH _ Anton J. Born January 24, 1912 fell asleep in the Lord October 16, 2002 age
90 years. Predeceased by his wife Olga and son John. Anton is survived by his loving
family: daughters Lillian von Schottenstein (Roy), Nancy Briggs (Bob) and Anisia
Boldireff (Fr. Nicolas); grandchildren Kyra, Greg (Stacie), Marina (Tim), Natasha
(Paul), Svetlana (Bruce), Tamara (Nicholas), Marina (Mario) and Michael;
great-grandchildren Anneliese, Brittney, Haley, Alexis, Alexander, Christopher,
Nicholas, Ekaterina, Alexandra and Molly. Visitation to be held 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.,
Sunday, October 20, 2002 at Avalon Surrey Funeral Home 13288 - 108 Ave., Surrey.
Orthodox Prayers to be held 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2002 with Funeral Liturgy
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church 75 E.
43 Ave., Vancouver. For those who wish, donations to the Surrey Memorial Hospital in
Anton's memory are appreciated.
SANDERS _ Raymond John P.Eng; Associate Fellow of the Aeronautical Society. Born
February 20, 1920 in Bristol, England. Passed away peacefully October 16, 2002. An ex
Halton brat, and proud veteran of Squadron 40, R.A.F. with a long and distinguished
career with B.C. Research Council which included the B. C. Science Gold Medal Award.
Survived by his wife Doris; son Geoff (Marlene and grandchildren Chelsea and Daniel);
daughter Lyn (Michael) and by caring relatives in England. Private family services have
been held. If desired, donations may be made to the Parkinsons Foundation of BC. "Chocks
away - Flight"

SCHMIDT _ It is with great sadness that the family of Lorraine Schmidt (nee Bilesky)
announce her passing away on Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at the age of 69 years after a
lengthy illness. She died peacefully, with grace, dignity and courage, as she had lived
her life. Lorraine is lovingly remembered by her devoted husband Florian, her children,
Denise, Lenore, Janis, Lorne and Tracy, her brothers Leonard (Fr. Lawrence), Cyril and
Jerry, her son-in-laws Kevin Vaillant and Steve Green, her daughter-in-laws Jennifer
Schmidt, her grandchildren Jessica and Stephanie Vaillant, Jeremy, Scott and Timothy
Green, Kate Schmidt, her close friend Peggy MacDonald, and many relatives and friends.
Lorraine was a loving and devoted wife to Florian for 46 years, a loving mother, a
cherished grandmother, a dear sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Loraine was active in
both St. Paul's and St. Joseph's parishes for many years as a devoted organist, teacher,
and librarian. She touched the lives of many school children with her gentleness,
patience and love of teaching. Lorraine was an accomplished pianist and organist and had
a great love for music. She will always be remembered for her gentle ways, her sense of
humour, and the importance of family in her life. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers, and as an expression of our love and sympathy for Lorraine, monetary donations
to purchase children's books can be made to the "Anthony Bilesky Library", at St. Paul's
School, 8251 St. Alban's Road, Richmond would be greatly appreciated. Prayers for
Lorraine will be held at St. Paul's Catholic Church on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 P.M.
The funeral service to celebrate Lorraine's life and faith will be held at the same
location on Tuesday, October 22nd at 10:00 a.m. with her brother Fr. Lawrence Bileski,
OSB and cousin Fr. Terrance Bileski concelebrating. Following the funeral Mass, you are
invited to join the family in the St. Paul's parish hall for refreshments and for
remembering. Interment to follow at "Garden of Gethsemani". At this time, Florian
Schmidt and family would like to thank everyone for their support and love during this
difficult time. A special thank you to Doctors and the staff at Richmond Hospital,
Minoru Residence and the Richmond Mental Health Team. "St. Anthony pray for us". Kearney
Funeral Home 604-736-0268
SEMENOFF _ John F. (1913 - 2002) passed away quietly and peacefully on Thursday, October
17, 2002 at his home of care, New Vista. Born in Saskatchewan to parents Mavra and Fred
Semenoff who predeceased John; also by sister Polly Schneider and brother Fred Semenoff.
Survived by daughter Elizabeth (Nick) Novak, McAllen TX; son Peter (Maudie Ann) Kelowna;
brother Peter Semenoff of Alta; granddaughter Charlene (John); grandsons, Stephen
(Billie) Novak and Daniel Semenoff; nephew Walter (Bev) Semenoff; and niece Nettie
(Clyde) Nelson. Special thanks with appreciation to Dr. Payton for years of concern and
care, Michelle Cook and staff at New Vista Care Home for years of excellent service. A
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 1:00 pm in Columbia- Bowell
Chapel, 219 - 6th Street, New Westminster. Interment to follow at Fraser Cemetery, New
Westminster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to New Vista Care Home, 7550
Rosewood Street, Burnaby, V5E 3Z3. COLUMBIA-BOWELL 604-521-4881
SLATER _ Margaret Jean died bravely in hospital Friday, October 11th, 2002, surrounded
by loving family. Born in Pernambuco, Brazil August 17th, 1931 to Scottish parents.
Margaret attended the Royal Infirmary Nursing School in Edinburgh, Scotland, and
immigrated to Canada in 1956. She was predeceased by George her husband of 45 years.
Survived by her son Scott (Carol) of Nanaimo, B.C., daughter Sheila Hamilton, son-in-law
Charlie, her much loved grandsons Ross and Mitchell of North Vancouver, B.C., and sister
and cherished companion Doris Lyne of Port Stalashen, Sechelt, B.C. Fondly remembered by
her family and friends of West Vancouver, Comox, and Sechelt, as well as colleagues from
her many working years as a Head Nurse at Vancouver General Hospital BP2. Heartfelt
thanks to a exceptional group of people living at Port Stalashen for their incredible
support and friendship, Dr. John Hourigan, his wife Joan, staff at St. Mary's Hospital,
and the "gals" from Home Care Services. A Celebration of Margaret's Life will be held
Saturday, November 2nd, 2002 at 4 o'clock in the Port Stalashen Clubhouse, 1585 Field
Road, Sechelt, B.C. Please come and share your memories of our mother, sister, grandma,
and friend. If so desired, donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, Box
1761, Sechelt, B.C., V0N 3A0, or to Breast Cancer Research c/o Canadian Cancer Society,
565 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 4J4. Cremation arranged by Devlin Funeral Home.
SLOAN _ Norman H. passed away in Calgary, AB on Tuesday, October 15, 2002, born
September 20, 1942 in Sault. Ste. Marie, ON. Survived by his sister, Rita Honigman and
three nephews, Rod, Bob and Ken. Services will be held on Friday, October 25th at 1:30
pm at Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby.
SMITH _ Ev (Gladys Evelyn) nee SONDER. June 15, 1926 - October 10, 2002. Ev died
peacefully at her residence, the Glengarry Hospital, Victoria, BC. Ev was born in
Vanguard, Sk., and later moved to Regina where she completed her secretarial training.
She was also a long time resident of Vancouver, BC, where Ev and her husband Dick owned
and operated Western Direct Mail Services for many years. Ev was predeceased by her
parents Henry and Margaret Sonder and her loving husband Dick (Richard Harkness) (1981),
brother Colin (Dooley) Sonder (1993), sister Irene Fairfield (2002) and George Fairfield
(1994). Also nephews Ross Fairfield (1971) and Kent Sonder (1985). Fond memories of Ev
remain in the hearts of Faye Sonder of Swift Current, Sk., Penny (Murray) Janis of Glen
Bain, Sk., Shelley (Mike) Daniel of Vanguard, Sk., Scott (Donnette) Sonder of Saskatoon,
Sk., and George (Gail) Fairfield of Victoria, BC and Shari (Ron) Griffis of Nanaimo, BC.
Cremation - No Service.
UTTLEY _ Albert Vernon (Bert). Born April 11, 1926, passed away suddenly at home in
Victoria on October 14, 2002. Will be greatly missed by his best friend and wife of 48
years, Mary; daughters, Donna, Anne (Steve), and Eileen (Colin); and granddaughter,
Adria. Also survived by his sisters, Geneva (Biff) and Jeanette (Bill); and many nieces
and nephews. After many years employment with Nabob Foods in Burnaby, Bert retired to
Halfmoon Bay then Parksville before moving to Victoria last year. Cremation. No service
by request.
CORRECTION VALERO _ Alfredo passed away suddenly on October 12th, 2002 at the age of 87
years. Predeceased by his grandson Christopher. Survived by his loving family and wife
Lydia of 56 years; 7 children; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and many
relatives and friends. He will be sadly missed by all. A Prayer Service will be held at
7:00 pm on Sunday, October 20th at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 828 Laval Square,
Coquitlam, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 am on Monday, October
21st.

WAHLROTH _ In loving memory of Chris Wahlroth who passed away October 16, 2002. Survived
by his wife Carole. Loving father to Kathy, Gus (Sandi), Sam, Becky (Joe) and Joe (Sue).
Loving grandfather of Chris, Angela, Sadie, Madison, Matthew, Joe, Ben and Ross. Brother
to Mike (Vera), Jean (Stu) and Nancy. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation appreciated. A Service and Celebration of Chris' life will be
held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey on Monday,
October 21, 2002 at 2:30 p.m.
WEBSTER _ Gwendoline Anne, born March 30, 1936 in Calgary, Alberta passed away October
13, 2002 in Surrey B.C. Gwendoline is predeceased by her parents Alex and Eileen Greaves
and her grandson Adam Webster. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Webster,
children Warren Webster, Yvonne McCombe, and Alex Webster (Jenny), Kathryn Webster,
Jennifer Ducharme (Ron) and nine grandchildren. Sisters: Vivienne Christoffersen (Tore),
Barbara Baker (Walter) and brother John Greaves (Helen). A memorial service will be held
Monday. October 21, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Helen's Anglican Church, 10787 128 St.,
Surrey, with a tea reception to follow. Donations may be made to the B.C Cancer
Foundation in Gwen's memory.
YOUNG _ Marjorie Bernice passed away peacefully on October 15, 2002 at the age of 87
years. She is survived by two daughters: Myrna (Wykes) Huggan and Julie Young; four
grandchildren also eight great-grandchildren. No service by request. Donations
gratefully accepted to a charity of choice or Normanna Home in Marjorie's memory.
In Memoriams (10/19/02)
DRAMALIS _ Maire-Therese. 1915 - 2001 Another spoke in the family wheel is broken making
our journey of life yet rougher. How we miss you and long for your company. Though the
void you have left is vast, we still feel you spreading your love over us like a
comforting blanket. Memories of the happy times will forever hold you close. You were
the best wife, mother, grandmother and friend that ever was. Your loving family
Births (10/19/02)
ZIMMERMAN _ Mark & Melanie are pleased to announce the birth of their son Joshua Nathan
born October 13, 2002 weighing 7 lbs, 5 oz. New baby brother for Zachary. Proud
grandparents are Barry & Sylvia, Mel & Nana Carol and the late Sharon.

Anniversary (10/19/02)
Lynn & Gray Laite are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary October 17th the
romance continues! best wishes from Patti, Sally, Anne, Jim & families



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