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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Octoaber 31, 2002 Vancouver
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 05:43:56 -0800

Obituaries (10/31/02)
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper BOTHWELL BURTON GIBBENS


BOTHWELL _ Mrs. Elizabeth Isabella (nee Pedden) of Burnaby, suddenly in hospital on
October 26, 2002. Predeceased by her husband Francis Ralph Parr Bothwell (secretary of
Zenith Lodge A.F. & A.M). Born in Woodstock, Ontario on May 23, 1925, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas (Elizabeth Fullick) Pedden (deceased). Graduate of Crofton House. Mrs.
Bothwell was Past Bethel Guardian of Bethels #15 and #34 of I.O.J.D; Past President of
Eta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi; President of the Altar Guild of St. Nicolas /
Christ the King Anglican Church of North Burnaby. She will be sadly missed by her many
friends and relatives, and especially her God-daughter, Shelley-Mae Boyd. Funeral
service will be held at St. Nicolas / Christ the King Anglican Church, at 3883 Triumph
Street, North Burnaby on Monday, November 4, 2002 at 1:00 p.m., Rev. D. Tatchell
officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery, 4305 Halifax Street. Viewing on
Saturday, November 2, 2002, 2-4 pm at Burnaby Funeral Directors Ltd at 4276 Hastings
Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or
the charity of your choice.

BURTON _ James K. 61 passed away peacefully at home October 28, 2002. Son of Billy
Evelyn and the late Ralph Burton. Predeceased by brothers Alan and Michael. Survived by
his wife Lynn, sons John and Jim; and daughter Jeana; and sister Linda. A memorial
service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday November 1, 2002 at the Boal Chapel of First
Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd., N. Van. B.C. In lieu of flowers donations
to the Terry Fox Foundation gratefully accepted.

GIBBENS _ Gerald Henry, born and raised in Vancouver, passed away quietly Saturday,
October 26, 2002. He leaves to mourn Mary, his devoted wife of 51 years; two daughters,
Marian (Cam) and Margaret (Don) and his five very special grandchildren, Katelyn and
Kevin MacKenzie and Kayla, Kelsey and Colleen Campbell. Gerry was a navigator with the
RCAF during WWII and endured the Torture March and life as a POW with courage and
dignity. He loved all sports but his passion was badminton. Through his years of playing
sports, as a Mason and Shriner, and various POW, Air Force and church associations he
made friendships that were so important to him. It didn't matter where in the world he
traveled, he always met someone he knew. He was a fabulous and proud Papa, totally
devoted to each grandchild giving his unconditional love and time. Rest in Peace Papa,
we love you. Memorial service celebrating Gerry's incredible life will be held Saturday,
November 2, 2002 at 1:00 pm, at Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver.

GIBBONS _ Larry V. September 30, 1952 - October 25, 2002, died peacefully and with great
dignity, with loving family at his side, after struggling a courageous battle with
cancer. He was predeceased by his father Lawrence (1994) and his brother Steve (1982).
He is survived by his loving soulmate and best friend Debbie; his loving mother Bea
Driscoll; his girls at heart, Jasmine (Jason), Amber (Jeremy); son Shane Gibbons;
daughter Shannon Gibbons; special brother Cliff (Agatha); loving sister Gina (Bruce)
Rose; 3 very special granddaughters, J.R."Jeunessa", Whitney and Ivy; Uncle Chuck
(Charley); as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. He will
be fondly remembered and deeply missed by all his family and a great many friends. A
memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Home, 602 Kingsway on Saturday,
November 2, 2002 at 2:00 pm. Larry, We are all thankful for the precious times we shared
with you and for the everlasting memories that will stay with us forever. "GONE FISHING"

HEAVENS _ Harry W. age 52 years of Harrison Mills passed away October 12, 2002. Harry is
survived by family and friends. Funeral service will be held at the Chapel of Burnaby
Funeral Directors on Friday, November 1, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.
ISINGER _ Thomas William, age 46 years, of 100 Mile House, B.C., passed away suddenly on
Wednesday, October 23, 2002. Predeceased by his brother Daniel and father William.
Survived by his mother Winifred; sons Billy and Shawne; and sister Betty (Ken).

JOHNSON _ Francis "Fred" passed away peacefully on October 26, 2002 at the age of 86
years. Fred is survived by his loving wife Myrtle; son Gordon (Joyce); grandchildren,
Christopher, Clayton and Mallory; and great-granddaughter Cassidy; and many loving
relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 01, at 10:30
a.m. from the New Vista Care Home, 7550 Rosewood Avenue, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Fred's memory to the New Vista Care Home greatly appreciated.

JOHNSON _ Johanna, of Richmond, B.C. passed away October 28, 2002 at the age of 91. She
was born in Iceland. Predeceased by her parents Egill and Rannveig Johnson; and brothers
Ingimar, George, and John. Johanna will be missed by her brother Egill, and sister
Diane, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Memorial service will be held on Saturday,
November 2, 2002 at 1:30 pm at St. Ann's Church, 4071 Francis Rd., Richmond, B.C.
Private family interment service will be held at Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be sent to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

KEANEY _ Martin Joseph. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Martin
"Marty" Joseph Keaney, on October 28, 2002, aged 57 years. Marty had been the caring
husband of recently predeceased Netty Alcorn; and the loving father of Meagan. He will
be missed by the Sudbury Keaney family, and close friends Paul, Mark, Veronica, Wally,
Liz, Len, and Michelle. He was predeceased by father Martin Lynch; mother Beatrice
Ellen; sister Nora (Bell), and brother Jack. Always an Irishman, Marty fought hard
against his illness to the very end. The family wishes to thank St. Paul's Hospital for
their valiant efforts in trying to cure him. Marty will always be remembered for his
charismatic personality, his gift of gab, and constant kindhearted words. He lived well,
loved well, and played well. Felix Dulctis Mete Este!

KILLEEN _ Jim (1933 - 2002) Gifted educator. Vigorous note taker and life-long maker of
"to-do" lists. Voracious reader. World traveler, religious viewer of the Royal Canadian
Air Farce. A huge Vancouver Canadians supporter. An even bigger fan of grandson Ryan's
hockey games. Devoted Catholic. Once feared by tennis opponents south of the border --
they called him the "Cannon from Canada". Young Jim had a wicked serve! He was also a
compulsive obit clipper and filer and above all, a great Dad. When "Jimmy" was toiling
as a messenger for the CPR in the 1950s, few might have expected this young man from
Regina, Saskatchewan to become one of the world's foremost and respected educators. For
many years, Jim's name was synonymous with education in British Columbia and Canada.
After graduating from UBC, Jim taught in the Vancouver school system. A former student
recently described Mr. Killeen as the greatest teacher she'd ever had, a teacher with a
wonderful sense of humour and a genuine concern for the education and well-being of
students. Jim later became a Vice-Principal and Principal. He was the first, two-term
full time President of the BC Teachers' Federation from 1969-1971. Jim lead teachers in
a one-day province-wide strike for better pensions in March 1971. Jim's sons remember
standing at the north end of the Lions Gate Bridge with picket signs. Their Dad knew how
to make a point! He was elected President of the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) in
1973/74 and later President of the World Confederation of the Organization of the
Teaching Profession (WCOTP), the international body that preceded Education
International. Jim retired in 1994 after ten years as Principal at John Oliver
Secondary. But he never lost touch with his colleagues, regularly sending
education-related clippings or leaving voice mails with suggestions. In 1979, Jim
received the CTF's "Special Recognition Awards" for outstanding service to education at
the inter-provincial, national and international level. In 1982, he was granted honorary
life membership in the BCTF. In 1986, Jim received the BCTF's "G.A. Fergusson Award" for
outstanding achievement in the field of education. In recent years, Jim looked forward
to visits from younger brother Dave, who was a traveling companion, house fixer-upper,
master filer and an accommodating recipient of Jim's many "to-do" lists. Jim's greatest
accomplishments on the family front were his sons Mike and Bruce. He inspired two world
travelers whose work and lives have covered the globe, a point of tremendous pride for
Jim. Now with their own families, Mike in North Vancouver with Jill, Ryan and Sean, and
Bruce in Japan with Michiyo, Lana, Tina and Luke. All will miss "Grandpa Jim". He made a
point of attending funerals. Whether it was a friend, a colleague or an acquaintance,
he'd show up. Jim's will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2002 at St. Anthony of
Padua, 1345 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu
of flowers, donations can be made in Jim's name to the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey
Scholarship Program c/o 114-3993 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6P7.

KROSS _ Vern William - October 31, 1927 - October 25, 2002. After a tiring battle with
Wegener's Granulomatosis, he passed away at R.C.H. We thank the staff on 5 North for
their caring and compassion. Vern is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Christina,
their three children, Bonnie, Barry, Bryan and two daughters-in-law, Andrea and Paige
and six grandchildren, Matthew, Alicia, Melissa, Sara, Kelsey and Katie. He will be
loved and missed forever. Memorial Service held Friday, November 1st @ 1:00 pm at Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1504 Sprice St., Coquitlam, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations
to Wegener's Granulomatosis Association, P.O. Box 28660, Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.
64188-8660, would be appreciated.
LACHANCE _ Bitten, aged 58, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday morning October
29, 2002. Survived by her loving husband Marcel and three children, Claude, Claudette
and Gills; along with 6 grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, Kyla, Lucas, Jade and Dean; as
well as her many friends. Her laughter and tears will be missed by all of us. In lieu of
flowers, donations please forward to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Viewing to be held
on Friday, November 1st at Kearney Columbia Funeral Home, 219- 6th Street, New
Westminster between 6 - 7 pm. Funeral will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 828 Laval
Square, Coquitlam on Saturday November 2nd, at 9:00 am.

LETSOS _ James Henry, born July 19, 1925 in Nanaimo, BC, passed away very peacefully
with his family at his side on Friday, October 25, 2002 at Mission, BC at the age of 77
years, 40 years + 1 day after his father. James was predeceased by his father Alex in
1962, his mother Florence in 1993, and two of his brothers, George in 1947 and Bruce
Thomas in 2001, his step-mother Pauline in 1986 and his step-father Alfred Thomas in
1986. He is survived by and will forever be lovingly remembered by his wife Leona; his
daughters Melanie (Rob), Debbie and Theresa (Jeff); his brothers Bob (Joan) of Courtney,
BC and Allan Thomas of Nanaimo BC; and his sister Kathleen George of Port Orchard,
Washington; and his sister-in-law Mary Thomas of Port Alberni, BC. He also leaves behind
six grandchildren, Kathleen (Dustin), Shari-Lynne, Tiffany, Jared, Danielle and Kristen:
three great-grandsons Christian, Dylan and Brayden, as well as a great number of nieces,
nephews, friends and two very dear friends, Vic Simon (Dorothy) of Vancouver, BC. and
Harold Waterfield (Pat) of Cumberland, B.C. James was a member of the I.O.O.B. for many
years, and his main passions in life were fishing, hunting and woodworking, Throughout
his life, James held many different jobs. He worked in the coal mines on Vancouver
Island during WWII, he erected electrical towers on the Island, he drove taxi for a
while, worked for Bow-Mac for many years, owned his own auto surveying business and
worked for ICBC for over 10 years. But, his favourite job was when he was logging many
years ago. Cremation was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2002. His ashes will be scattered
in May of 2003 at his favourite spot on Vancouver Island. No service by request..
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, Mission, BC 604-826-9548.

MARSHALL _ Douglas Murray James - "Doug" Marshall passed away on October 27, 2002 at
Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC. Born in Edmonton, Alberta July 23, 1945 he had
lived in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver area. Doug spent many years in the radio and
newspaper business both as a broadcaster, media representative and manager. Doug is
survived by his wife Elaine; daughter Daylene; mother Ann Marshall of Edmonton, AB;
brothers, Ray (Dorothy) Marshall of Surrey, Brian (Jan) Marshall of Edmonton; nieces and
nephews. Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. at
Victory Memorial Park Cemetery, 2977 King George Hwy, Surrey. A Celebration of Doug's
life will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park
Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in
honour of Doug Marshall may be given to the Canadian Cancer Society or BC S.P.C.A.
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
MARSHALL _ Edward (Eddie). It is with great sadness that the family of Edward (Eddie)
Marshall announce that he passed away peacefully on October 28, 2002. He was surrounded
by family and the caring staff of Minoru Residence. Eddie was a beloved husband, father,
grandfather, great-grandfather and a member of a pioneering Richmond family. Memorial
Service will be held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond, BC
on Friday, November 1, 2002 at 2:30 PM. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu
of flowers, donations to your favorite charity.

MATSON _ Elmer Mathias was born in Dubuc, Saskatchewan on June 6, 1923 and died at the
age of 79 at Delta Hospital October 28, 2002. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and
Esther; sisters, Agnes, Elsie, Alice, Helen and brother Ernest. Survived by his wife
Irene, married of 56 years; and children Robert (Diane), Bruce, Denise (Gerry), Carol
(Rick), Cheryl and grandchildren, Carlye, Curtiss, Stacey, Candice, Christopher, Andrew,
Regan, Stephanie and Michael. Also survived by his brother Robert Sr. (Dot) and his
sister Lillian of Kamloops. Elmer served overseas in the RCAF during the 39-45 Conflict,
"The Big One." He worked for the Department of National Defense and Public Works for 40
years as a carpenter. He was past president of Vasa Lodge and was active in the 45th
Windsor Scout Troop for 17 years. Retiring in Ladner he volunteered with Delta Assist,
Meals on Wheels, walking patients at Tsawwassen Kinsmen Home and doing building chores
for Ladner United Church. He also loved to sing in the church choir. Elmer was a hard
working family man with a quick wit and loved to play practical jokes on the closest
person. A memorial service will be held Saturday November 2nd at Ladner United Church,
4960 48th Ave., at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delta Hospital
Foundation or Ladner United Church. "Walking in Heaven with eyes down" Delta Funeral
Home 604-946-6040

McCONNELL _ George passed away peacefully Saturday October 26th, 2002. Survived by his
wife and companion Agnes, daughter Lorraine, son-in-law Lindsay Wareham, extended family
and cherished friends. Born in Vancouver January 11, 1917. George proudly served on the
HMCS Haida during WWll. Successful in business he co-owned and operated Lions Gate
Cleaners from 1948-81. An active and long retirement followed of golf, boating and
winters in Palm Desert. In his later years George was a member of both the North and
West Vancouver Stroke Clubs and the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling League. He lived life to
the fullest. A memorial service in celebration of George's life will be held at the West
Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave, on Thursday November 7th, at 2pm. In lieu
of flowers a donation in his memory may be made to The North Shore Stroke Recovery
Centre,105 West 12th Ave, North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 1N2, or the charity of your choice.

McFADDEN _ James (Jim). Born April 23, 1948, Saltspring Island. Passed away October 27,
2002, in Victoria, after a battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and
Cora (McKay) McFadden; his maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McKay of
Metlakatla, B.C.; his paternal grandparents; William and Clarinia "Alice" (Barker)
McFadden of Saltspring. Jim is lovingly remembered by his children; Wendy, Misty (Igor),
Ian (Priscilla), Leon (Willene); siblings, Larry, Colleen, Pat (Charlene), Carol. Also,
remembered by his Hedger and McFadden cousin's as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was passionately dedicated to his culture and family from the Tlingit, Tsimshian,
Heiltsuk Nations, as well as his Irish, Scottish and Saltspring heritage. Visitation and
prayers; October 31, 7:00 pm at Sequoia Garden's, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria. Funeral
service; 2:00 pm, Friday, November 1, 2002 at Ganges United Church, Saltspring,
interment to follow at Central Cemetery, Saltspring. A burning ceremony to be announced
at the prayer and funeral service.

MEADOWS _Geraldine Bernice (nee Dickin) December 26, 1924 - October 29, 2002 Passed away
peacefully in Richmond General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Manor, SK.
Predeceased by her parents and her husband Bill. She is survived by her sister Estelle
(Norman) Parks of Nanaimo; three sisters-in-law and many cousins, nieces, nephews and
friends. Gerry was very involved in a number of community organizations including
Eastern Star, Amaranth, Cancer Society and Heart and Stroke Foundation. A memorial
service will be held on Friday, November 1st at 10:00 am in the chapel of Ocean View
Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. Rev. Kozak officiating. Donations in
Gerry's name may be made to the charity of choice.

MULHOLLAND _ Brian Patrick (Bugs), born November 1, 1946 in Ontario, passed away
suddenly, October 24, 2002 in Aldergrove, aged 55 years. He will be sadly missed and
remembered by his children, Randy, Ryan and Jenna; his brothers and sister, Bruce
(Michelle), Wayne, Kathy and Michael; his special friend and mother of Jenna, Shanyn;
best friends Rudy and Charm; and many other family members and friends. He was
predeceased by his parents. A funeral service will be held Friday, November 1 at 1:00
p.m. at Henderson's Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Highway, Langley followed by interment at
Surrey Centre Cemetery. HENDERSON'S LANGLEY - 604 - 530-6488

PARKER _ Marjorie Mary (nee Bottrill) passed away peacefully on October 27, 2002 at the
age of 91. She was born on July 31, 1911 in Leicester, England. She was predeceased by
her husband Edward in 1991 and her son James Michael Edward in 1990; also her sister
Peggy. She leaves behind her sons, Roger and Nigel. She also leaves behind in England,
her sister Joan; her twin sisters, Judy and Betty; and brother Fred; 6 grandchildren and
3 great-grandchildren. She emigrated to Canada in 1947 with her husband and her 3 sons.
She will be sadly missed by all of us. May she Rest in Peace. Funeral service will be
held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 4 at St. John the Divine Church, 3426 Smith Avenue,
Burnaby, B.C. Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers
in Marjorie's memory.

RADCLIFFE _ Ted. With sadness we wish to announce the passing of Edward Ted Radcliffe
Monday, October 21, 2002. Ted was born in Edmonton February 7, 1928. He attended Burnaby
South High School where he developed a lifelong passion for sports - particularly track
and field. Ted will be remembered by his numerous friends worldwide as a gentle and
honourable man who went out of his way to help those less fortunate than he and he will
be surely missed by those he loved and those who loved him deeply. In lieu of flowers
Ted requested donations to Aids Vancouver.

RUNDLE _ Robert Glen, a man of great courage compassion, died peacefully on October 25,
2002, at the age of 62. Predeceased by his father Robert Rundle and his mother Vida
Rundle. Survived by his sisters Valerie Caywood (Pat), Roberta Huber (Peter), his
daughter Maria Cookson (Rob), his son Gerry Rundle and nephews Russell Brenton (Tracey)
and Kelsey Brenton (Jana). Glen was an inspiration to his loving family and his many
friends. His humour and empathy enriched our lives. A memorial service to celebrate
Glen's life will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at South Arm United
Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C. Flowers gratefully declined; friends so wishing
may make a memorial contribution to South Arm United Church or First United Church in

SHOTTON _ Barbara Cecilia (nee Mayovsky) died peacefully in her sleep at North
Vancouver's Lions Gate Hospital on Monday, October 28th, 2002, of cancer. Barbara was in
her 82nd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Ronald; her sisters Mary and Verona;
and her brothers, Tom and Frank. She is survived by her only son Gary and his partner
Cathy; her nieces, Barbara Davidson, Kathryn Angle and Barbara Maxwell. Barbara will be
deeply missed by those whose life she touched. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care Unit. A
funeral service to celebrate Barbara's life will be held at St. Edmund's Church at 545
Mahon, North Vancouver on Saturday, November 2nd, 2002 at 11:00am. Hollyburn Funeral
Home 604-922-1221

TAYLOR _ Ann passed away October 29, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Survived by her loving
husband Tom and many family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, November
1, 2002 at 10:00 am in St. Michael's Anglican Church, 409 E. Broadway, Vancouver.

WAGNER _ Margaret Maud Isabel born August 11, 1938 passed away peacefully at home on
October 29, 2002. She will be dearly missed by her beloved Russ, her son Jamie (Pamela),
grandchildren; Barrett, Avrey, Jessica, Steven, brothers; Bob (Elenor), Al (Joan),
Morris (Mona), sisters; Dorothy and Irene, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews,
many long time friends, and her faithful companion Louis. A memorial service will be
held on Friday, November 1, 2002, at 10:00 am at Burkeview Family Funeral Care, 1340
Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS
Society. Burkeview (604) 944-4128

WORME _ Gale Annette "Kawacatoose Warriette" Born April 9, 1968 - died October 26, 2002
On October 31, 2002 at 11:00 am services are being held at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel,
1835 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1T3. Please consider yourself cordially
invited to come and share in prayers for the repose of her soul and the memories of her
In Memoriams (10/31/02)
Bobby Allan Wiebe "FOR OUR DADDY" - October 29, 1977 Twenty five years ago today the
Lord took you away, from your wife, your kids, family and friends, it broke our hearts
but we know in the end, we'll all be together flying high in the sky, being angels like
you are when we die, wait for us daddy and save us a spot, we'll miss you forever and we
love you a lot. Love Your Children Michael & Leanna.

Happy 20th Birthday Sadie-Ann. 1982 - 1999 Loved forever, _ Mom, Rob, Nana, Gramps and

SCROGGIE _ Peggy Olga Serota August 15, 1908 - October 31, 1994 Always Remembered You
gave so much, yet asked for little. You guided me and always gave me sound advice. You
were always in my corner and I miss you Mom. _Ron

TULIN _ W.E.R. (Remy) January 31, 1962 _ October 31, 2001 You've been gone a year... but
are forever in my mind and heart. Loving you always...mlg

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