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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] March 22, 2003 Vancouver BC
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 09:37:45 -0800

Obituaries (03/22/03)
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper AGOSTINO AVERY BELL

AGOSTINO _ Domenico "Mickey" passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2003 in Burnaby at the
age of 68. Mickey will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years Edna, his children
Rosanne (Harley), Philip (Tracy), Michael (Debra), Daniel (Suzanne), 5 grandchildren
Matthew, Joel, Nicholas, Aleesha and Marcus; 4 sisters Angie (Joe), Connie (Adriano),
Delores (Frank), Anita (Johnny) and by numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers will be
offered on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 525 Campell Avenue,
Vancouver where a Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Interment to follow. Donations to the B.C. Cancer Society in Mickey's Memory would be

AVERY _ W.P.C. "Carman" (1910-2003) of Surrey, BC passed away peacefully at Finlay
Pavilion - Peace Arch Hospital on March 17, 2003 in his 93rd year. He will be lovingly
remembered by Margot his devoted wife of 55 years, son Brian (Kathy), daughter Judy
(Terry), grandchildren Koosah (Brent), Sehleeah (John) and Vanessa (Al),
great-grandchildren Audrey and Chloe and numerous nieces and nephews. His surviving
siblings are brothers Dean, Frank (Loretta), Basil, and sister Marion. Predeceased by
brother Larry and sister Dorothy. Carm was a pharmacist at Vancouver General Hospital
for 22 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
at Holy Trinity Church, 15115 Roper St., White Rock. In lieu of flowers, a donation in
Carm's name may be made to a charity of your choice. Victory Memorial Park Funeral
Centre 604-536-6522

BELL _ Rita (Panasis). Rita passed away on March 17th, 2003 at Burquitlam Lions Care,
she was 81. She leaves behind her children Richard Bell and wife Jan and Suzanne
Bell-Band and her husband Jim and her brother Gregory Panasis and wife Marie. Rita was
well known as a Canadian Basketball Champion. She is in the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame,
The Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and the Maple Ridge Hall of Fame. Special gratitude
to all her Burquitlam Lions Care family who loved and cared for her. A celebration will
be held at Burquitlam Lions Care on Thursday, March 27th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers,
donations to Burquitlam Lions Care-Music Therapy, 560 Sydney Ave., Coquitlam, B.C. V3K
6A4 would be her wish.

BUCHANAN _ Harry was born in Vancouver November 21, 1926, and passed away in Williams
Lake March 16, 2003. He is survived by his wife Peggy, sons Doug and Don, daughters Gail
(Don) Stanchfield and Jill Buchanan; 5 grandchildren, Regan (Kevin) Ernst, Ben
Stanchfield, Eric (Megan) Simmons, Wade Simmons, and Jody Buchanan (Bill Logan); 3
great-grandchildren, Emma, Brendan, and Allanah. Also survived by his brother, Elmer
(Jean); sister, Della, and father-in-law Ernie May. Harry was inducted into the Canadian
Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1976, and had his Burrards Lacrosse Club sweater - # 14 -
retired in 1996. He was a life member of the Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association. A
celebration of his life will be held Friday, March 28, at 3:00 P.M. in the Williams Lake
Seniors Centre. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Williams Lake Minor
Hockey Association, or a charity of your choice.

CARLSON _ Donna (nee Schonwald) died March 16, 2003; she was 55 years old. Her husband,
Gene; daughters Dana (David) and Charlene (Jonathan); son David (Heather) and family
friend Chelton were with her when Donna slipped away at midnight. She is now reunited
with her mother, Esther, who passed away July 2002. Donna is lovingly remembered by her
father, Fred; sisters Joyce (John) and Judy (Gordon) and many other family and friends.
Donna and Gene moved to Chilliwack four years ago after raising their children in Prince
George. The family is grateful for the compassionate care given by the palliative nurses
at Chilliwack General Hospital. A memorial service and reception will be held March 22,
2003 at Sardis Community Church, 45625 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC, at noon.

CHAPMAN _ Agnes Robertson passed away at Minoru Residence Richmond on Thursday, March
20, 2003 at the age of 90. Agnes was born in Manitoba and was the daughter of the late
Thomas and Florence Logan. Funeral Service to take place at the Richmond Funeral Home,
8420 Cambie Road on Tuesday, March 25 at 10:00 am. Interment Valley View Memorial
Gardens, Surrey.

CHAPMAN _ Margaret (Molly). Passed away on March 19, 2003. Survived by daughter, Pat
Kjorrefjord and grandson Randolf. No service by request.

CHERRY _ Ruth (nee Erratt) passed peacefully March 18, 2003. Predeceased by husband
Ivan. Survived by brother Walter, son Edward Cherry and daughter Christine Candy. They,
along with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, all other family members and many
close friends (canine ones too) will miss her laughter, sense of humour and gentle soul.
Ruth was born July 7, 1925 in Vancouver to former Vancouver Fire Chief Edward Erratt and
Mable (nee Fessant), attended Kitsilano High School and later served in the army
reserves. Ivan and Ruth eventually retired in White Rock. Special thanks to Evergreen
Baptist Home for the wonderful care they provided to Ruth. No service by request. A
celebration of life to be held later.

CHINEWORTH _ Hazel Frances of North Vancouver passed away March 6th, 2003 at the age of
71. A smile that will be missed by son Kirk (Mary) Collins; brother Bruce (Marlene)
Collins; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held
in memory of Hazel on Saturday, March 29th, 2003, 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 941 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
CREEK _ Helen 1908-2003. Helen Creek passed away March 15, 2003. Predeceased by her
husband Sylvester (Ben), sons Clifford and Peter. Helen leaves to mourn a son, Harvey
and daughter Mildred (Millie), three daughters-in-law, Ferne (Regina), Evelyn (Surrey)
and Annette (Terrace), eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, a host of
relatives, nieces, nephews, one sister-in-law and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Diabetic Association, BC Cancer Society, Heart Foundation or the
Arthritis Society. No funeral service by request. Interment was at Valley View Memorial
Gardens, Surrey, BC, on Wednesday, March 19, 2003. "Good-bye all"

CURRAN _ Katherine Kathy (Tuggy) Curran passed away on March 21. 2003 at the age of 49,
on the palliative care unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital, Edmonton. She leaves to mourn her
loving husband, Marten Boonstra, her mother, Dorothy Curran (Kelowna), her sister
Beverly Curran (Ottawa), her in-laws in the Netherlands, and too many friends to count.
She was predeceased by her father, Harry Curran, in 1995. Tuggy was the first person to
be named to the Wall of Fame at the Edmonton District Labour Council. She will be
remembered as the initiator of the Labour Day BBQ for the unemployed in Giovanni Caboto
Park, for her work with the Bissell Centre, Boyle McCauley community, and children's
camping programs, and as an organizer within the New Democratic Party, the labour
movement, and municipal politics in Canada and the Netherlands. Instead of flowers, the
family would appreciate donations to the Bissell Centre, 10527 96 Ave., Edmonton, AB T5H
2H6. Appel Funeral Homes/Central Memorial Chapel, 10530 - 116 St., Edmonton, T5H 3L7.
"Our Family Serving Your Family" 780-454-8088

DRAKE _ Kenneth it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken. Memories
of his life will be kept alive in the hearts of his wife, Therese; his sisters and
brothers-in-law, Sylvia & Clement, Christine, Regina & Beat, Ruth & Pius; his nieces and
nephew he loved so dearly, Tina, Flavia, Angela, Sabrina and Pascal, all of Switzerland,
Dorothy, John and Andrea of England, all his dear friends and neighbours. Ken's English
humour and wit will be missed by all of us. Ken was born in London England June 17, 1933
and moved to West Vancouver in 1955. He was a very successful Importer/Wholesaler until
his retirement. Ken passed away after a short, courageous battle with Cancer on March
16, 2003 at Lions Gate Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Sugar, Dr. Tom Roques, all
the Nurses and staff at 7th West Lions Gate Hospital for their wonderful care. In lieu
of flowers, donations in memory of Ken to the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate
Hospital or Lung/Bone Cancer Society is gratefully appreciated. Celebration of Ken's
life will be held March 28, 2003 between 2-5 pm at the Park Royal Hotel.

FERRARIO _ Norma. Born in Vancouver, November 1st, 1917 passed away peacefully on March
20th, 2003. Lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Joe and her daughters Louise
(Boris) and Diane (Mark) and her grandsons David and Joseph. She was a gift to her
family and friends and will always be remembered for her generous hospitality and her
devotion to her family. We love you Noni. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Tuesday, March 25th, 2003 at Holy Name Parish Church (33rd and Cambie), Vancouver at
11:00 a.m. Celebrant Father N. Boomars. Donations in lieu of flowers to the charity of
your choice. Kearney Funeral Home 604-736-0268

FIRUS - Eric Karl, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully with his family by his side
on Sunday, March 16, 2003 in North Vancouver. Eric's full and rewarding life began on
November 5, 1928 in Herbert, Saskatchewan, from where this young newspaperman ventured
westward to complete his Bachelor of Commerce at UBC in 1953 and begin his career at
Pacific Press. But perhaps his biggest accomplishment, having met and fallen for Molly,
was to become a loving husband and father. Bitten by the travel bug, Eric and Molly
began their adventure together, exploring remote and exotic lands, sunny waters, and
sandy beaches later, being joined by their kids. And you could be sure, if there was a
deal to be had . . . it would find HIM! Being a food enthusiast allowed Eric to be
particularly appreciative of his wifes spectacular culinary talents. After 43 years at
Pacific Press, finishing as a supervisor in the composing room, Eric retired to become a
computer buff. Swimmer, music lover, and dancer extraordinaire, "Enrico" was also a
dedicated BC Lions football fan. Just as he shared in his Lions' struggles for a win, he
struggled himself and won his fight against cancer. With his good humour, animated
personality, and youthfulness of heart, he enjoyed the times he spent playing with his
grandsons. Eric is survived by Molly, his wife of over 50 years, his daughter Karen, son
Trevor, grandsons Liam and Shane, and other members of the Firus and Dwan families. His
surviving siblings are brother Robert (Terry) and sisters Erna and Elsie. He is
predeceased by brother Art and sister Hilda. An avid pug lover, Eric now joins his pug
dogs: Fuji, Banzai, and Sabby in the big biscuit. The best husband, greatest dad,
grandpa, and buddy he will be missed deeply by family and friends. A special thank-you
to paramedics, doctors, nurses, and staff at LGH (donations can be made in lieu of
flowers to Lions Gate Hospital ICU). While travelling through life, hear Enrico's words
of wisdom: "Don't be shy." A public memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday,
March 22, 2003 at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd in North Vancouver.
Reception to follow. Hollyburn Funeral Home PH: 604-922-1221

GARDINER _ Murray left us on Saturday, March 15, 2003. He was a true gentleman, a
husband, a father, a friend, a speed skater, a coach and a fantastic grampa! Forever in
the hearts and memories of his wife Barbara and family, son Kelly (Tracey), daughter
Heather, sisters Joan (Ray) and Clare (Andy) and especially his ten grandchildren. In
lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Murray Gardiner Memorial Fund, c/o
Development Office, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive, N.W. Calgary, Ab., T2N
1N4. This fund will assist speed skaters to pursue their Olympic dreams. Murray will be
honoured on Monday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North
GRODZKI _ Selina Catherine (nee Aird) passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home
and family on March 18, 2003, shortly after her 90th birthday. Predeceased by her
beloved husband Roy, she will be sadly and deeply missed by her children, Carol (Ken),
Gordon, Frances (Paul); grandchildren, Amanda and Shannon; nieces and nephews in Canada
and Scotland, as well as many caring friends. A longtime supporter of the SPCA, Selina
will also be missed by her companion Tabby. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on March 6, 1913,
Selina immigrated to Canada in 1949 where she raised her family in the West End of
Vancouver and worked at St. Paul's Hospital until retiring in 1978. Always active and
full of life, she touched so many with her warmth, courage and kindness, and her spirit
will live on forever in our hearts. The family would like to thank Dr. Daniel Yip, the
homecare nurses from the Fraser Health Authority and the homecare support staff from
Bayshore Home Support. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 11:00
A.M. at All Saints Parish, 1405 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the SPCA.

HICKSON _ Marion Audrey, born Sydney, Australia 1930 passed away suddenly but peacefully
on March 9, 2003 while travelling in the South Pacific. She is survived by her devoted
husband of 63 years Robert Hickson, sons Brendon (Lorraine) and Dennis (Carrie),
grandchildren Carlie, Sean and Sophia and many relatives in Australia. She had many
close friends in North Vancouver where she spent her last very happy 7 years, also in
Vancouver where she lived for 42 years after having moved there from Sydney, Australia
in 1954. Marion was well known for her endearing personality, her wonderful garden,
photography, her cooking and her happy role as the world's best grandmother. She will be
sadly missed but fond memories will live on in the hearts of those who knew her. A
Memorial Service will be held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 599 Keith Road,
West Vancouver, at 9 a.m. Saturday. April 12 followed by a reception and a celebration
of her life. No flowers by request.

HOFBAUER _ Brenda Lynne (nee Magel). Brenda passed away peacefully on March 18, 2003 in
Calgary, Alberta at the age of 51. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by
her husband Andy; son Trevor and daughter Lauren; brother Glen and wife Susan of
Vancouver; brother Brian and wife Susie, nieces Charissa and Nicole of Chicago; and
mother-in-law Louise Hofbauer of Burnaby. Brenda was born August 27, 1951 in Winnipeg
and upon graduating from Garden City Collegiate, she started her career with CIBC Bank
and then Shell Canada in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Calgary. Brenda married Andy on
November 30, 1990 and together they raised their children in Port Moody and Calgary. Her
children and husband were the light of her life. Brenda excelled at homemaking and
entertaining. She enjoyed her family, home, travel, and treasured her many relatives and
close friends. Brenda loved life and will be remembered for her generosity, her caring
and selfless spirit, and her positive outlook on life. How fortunate we all were to have
had her in our lives. She was a ray of sunshine to us all. Funeral services will be held
on Wednesday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street,
Winnipeg, MB. Cremation will be on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Brenda's memory.

HOWARD _ Sarah (Sally) born May 4, 1911 in Belfast, Ireland, passed away March 16, 2003
in New Westminster, B.C. At the age of 91 she still spoke with an Irish lilt, and she
could look back on a full and productive life, spent in devoted service to others. She
leaves to remember her cheerful, indomitable spirit her husband Orlando (Lanny) Howard;
brother-in-law, George Bryer; nephew, David Bryer; nieces, Katherine Kaye, Susan
Habkirk, and Patricia Bentley and their families; and cousin, John D. Howard and Irene
Howard and their family. They wish to thank the nursing staff of St. Mary's Hospital for
their kind and compassionate care. A Memorial Service will be held at Century House, 620
8th Street, New Westminster, April 4 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation will be gratefully accepted.

Janze _ Eric Angus. March 5, 1918 - March 7, 2003. Eric died peacefully in Wrinch
Memorial Hospital, Hazelton from the effects of a heart and lung condition that
developed during the 2nd World War. He led his life with dignity and honour in all
areas: family, community, service to God. Predeceased by father Gottfrid, mother Flora
(McIntosh), stepfather George Martin, brother Louis and Philip Janze, Richard and
Roderick Martin, sister Marie Wilson (Janze) and first wife Barbara (Harding). He leaves
to mourn wife Lorna (Matthams); children Flora (Dohn Dutton), Marjorie (Riebe), Paul
(Tere), Philip (Grace), Gottfrid (Shellee), Louis (Shelley), and Seth; sisters Geri
Dolman (Martin), Bonita (Jim) Hamilton (nee Martin), brother William Martin (Mae); many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Eric had a lifelong
commitment to service to others. He was a 2nd World War Veteran, Church Warden and Lay
Reader in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Alderman in Hazelton for over 20 years, founding
member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 285. He sat on various boards in the North
including Skeena Union Board of Health and Kitimat-Stikine Regional District board. He
helped create the Hazelton and Area Historical Association, Pioneer's Day, the Hand of
History Tour, the Pioneer Museum. He established and cooked for "Lunch with Eric", a hot
meal for all who needed or wanted it. He achieved many things for his community because
of his diplomacy, powers of persuasion and the fact that he sought no personal gain. In
2002, he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his lifetime of exemplary
community service. He leaves a legacy of unconditional love given to all of us, an
example to guide us in our endeavors. Service and Feast were held Friday, March 14,
2003. Cremation followed.

JOHNSON _ Alice I. passed away March 19, 2003 with loving family by her side. She was
predeceased by her devoted husband, Ivar. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday,
March 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1440 West 12th Avenue,

JONES _ Weldon Garnet passed away on March 17, 2003, aged 67 years of Langley, B.C.
Memorial Service Monday, March 24, 2003 at 2:30 PM in White Rock Christian Fellowship
Church, 2265 152 Street, Surrey. B.C. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779

LANGLANDS _ Verda Louise passed away peacefully at Buchanan Lodge on March 17, 2003 at
age 93. Survived by her 2 daughters, Jean (Ken) and Donnabelle (Norm), 4 grandchildren,
2 great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Marj, and many relatives and friends.
Predeceased by her loving husband William, sister Ardis, and brother Harold. Memorial
Service will be held Thursday, March 27 at 2:00 pm at Buchanan Lodge, 409 Blair Avenue,
New Westminster, V3L 4A4. Donations, if desired, to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of
BC, 2805 Kingsway, Vancouver, V5R 5H9 or Buchanan Lodge.

LAWRENCE _ Roy Paul, born August 15, 1914, Hubbard, Sask., passed away March 16, 2003.
Predeceased by his wife and best friend Harriet. Remembered lovingly by his sons Paul
(Mary Ann), Mark (Bonni), grandson Tyler, sister Pearl Marsh, brother Joe (Zorine)
Lorenz and many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. on
Thursday, March 20, 2003 at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In
lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the charity of your choice.
LEWIS _ Laura Evelyn (nee Benson) passed away at home, March 16, 2003 after a courageous
battle with arthritis and spinal cord complications. Laura was born in Souris, MB, June
1926 of parents, Swan and Elinor Benson. Laura is survived by her husband, Douglas; son,
Richard (Alison); daughter, Patricia; brother, Bert in Winnipeg, MB; sisters, Vivian and
Elizabeth both of Coquitlam. Laura enjoyed working with youth groups in the various
United Churches she belonged to across Canada. Her many relatives and friends in Canada
and Sweden admired her fight with arthritis which she endured since 1948. Special thanks
to the support staff at Nikkei House in Burnaby. A Memorial Service will be held
Saturday, March 29th at 1 p.m. at the First Memorial Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver. No
flowers by request. Donations to C.A.R.S.

LOGAN _ Ruth Emily passed away in Richmond Hospital on March 12th, 2003 in her 90th
year. She was predeceased by her brother Jack D. Logan and survived by her cousin Emily
Kay in Ontario and many loving friends. Ruth was born in Vancouver and lived all her
life in the Greater Vancouver area. No service by request.

MACKAY _ Grace Margaret (Wylie), born in Newcastle on Tyne May 1, 1910, passed away at
home with her loved ones by her side on March 11, 2003. She will be lovingly remembered
by her husband Richard B. Carson and his family; her nieces, Melodye and Anne and
nephew, George. Loving nana to the Gottschligg, Pitman and Alblas family. She is
survived by her brother, Edward Wylie; nieces, Janet, Ann and nephews Robert, Bruce and
Kirk. Richard and Grace enjoyed many wonderful cruises together. She became a 50 year
member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Grace will always have a special place in the
hearts of all who knew and loved her. Special thanks to the Palliative Care nurses, Dr.
Briggs and especially Sue. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 pm Monday, March 24 at
Kearney Funeral Home, 1096 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. Kearney Funeral Services

MARCHETTI _ Eleonora (nee Sabbadin). It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of our mother Eleonora Marchetti at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on March
19, 2003 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Eleonora was born on February
12, 1929 in Ramon di Loria, Treviso, Italy. She was the oldest of twelve children. She
married Francesco Marchetti in 1954, immigrated to Canada in 1956 and settled in
Victoria. In 1968 they moved to Burnaby and retired to Nanaimo in 1987. During those
years, Eleonora was a devoted and supportive wife, and a loving mother to five children.
She enjoyed spending time in her garden, and her home was always filled with beautiful
plants and flowers. She loved working with her hands, creating special sweaters and
afghans for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, going for walks,
playing Scrabble and having Sunday afternoon tea with her good friend, Assunta. She was
a gentle and compassionate soul, and all who knew her loved her. Her faith never
wavered, even during the most difficult times, and was an inspiration to all who knew
her. Eleonora was predeceased by her husband Francesco in 1996, her father Emilio, and
her sister Brunt. She is survived by her mother Melania, six sisters and four brothers,
and her children Bianca (Lothar) of Victoria, Maria of Prince George, Rosanna (John) of
Nanaimo, Teresa of Vancouver and Vittorio (Anne) of Burnaby. Beloved Nonna to Maria,
Robin, Michael, Brian, Angela, Kevin, Julianna, Laura, Kyle, Caitlin, Selena, Roman, and
Ava; step-Nonna to Matt, Amy, Christine, and Lewis. Prayers will be offered at Mount
Benson Funeral Chapel, 125 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, on Monday, March 24th, 2003 at 7:00
P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan
Road, Nanaimo, on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 1:00 P.M., Father Oscar Paraiso presiding.
Interment in Nanaimo Cemetery. "All that we are, or ever hope to be, we owe to our Angel

MATTSON (nee KRIEGER) _ Debbie passed away peacefully in Mission, BC at the age of 48
years, after a 2 year battle with a rare heart condition. She is predeceased by her
older sister Cheryl; and devoted family pets: Dobermans, Rona and Rampart and cats
Tiffany and Tiger. Debbie will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Neil; parents,
John and Eileen Krieger; brother, Mark; parents-in-law, Bill and Margaret;
sister-in-law, Ardis (Andy) Miller; brothers-in-law, Ross (Elena); Brian (Linda) and
Darel; niece, Lindsay; nephews, Alex, Duncan and Robert; many aunts, uncles and cousins;
and many, many friends. Throughout her life, Debbie had a deep love and respect for all
animals, especially Arabian horses, and she leaves behind an Arabian stallion,
affectionately known as "Paso". In her career with the Mission School District for
almost 30 years, she was admired for her dedication, organization and unwavering
professionalism. Debbie always enjoyed her family and friends, spending time relaxing at
home, as well as taking many vacations throughout BC, the U.S. and Mexico, living her
life to the fullest. A Celebration of Debbie's Life will be held on Saturday, March 29,
2003 at 1:30 pm at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32840 Janzen Avenue, Mission, BC,
(south east corner of Cedar St. and Cherry Ave.) with Reverend Judy Stark officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donation information will be available at the service. The family
wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Carol Pomeroy and all the doctors, nurses and
staff of Mission Memorial Hospital for their care and kindness. Woodlawn Mission Funeral
Home in care of arrangements. 604-826-9548

McGILLIS _ Christina Niven passed away on March 21, 2003. A pioneer of Kerrisdale, Chris
was born in the Isle of Islay, Scotland on December 31, 1911. Predeceased by her
husbands, Reg Wiley and Glee McGillis. Survived by her loving family, daughters, Vivien
Palmer and Jean McLeod (Norman); grandchildren, Norma-Jean (Ronald), Scott, Laurie,
Chrissie (Adam); great-grandchildren, David, Alicia, and Amanda. Memorial Service to be
held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver at 2 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 25, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of

McLELLAN _ Marie Madeleyn (nee Nestman) born April 4, 1919, passed away March 19, 2003.
Predeceased by daughter Marie in 1999. Fondly remembered by her loving husband of 54
years, Walter; sons John and Wayne (Diane); 5 grandchildren; 4 sisters; 1 brother; and
numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, March 24,
2003 at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish, 6350 Nanaimo St., Vancouver, B.C. In lieu
of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.

MELNICK _ William Alexander Melnick, late of Abbotsford, passed away on March 20, 2003,
at home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 24, 2003 at 1:00 PM from the
Chapel of Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford.

MELO _ Howard of Sidney, B.C. passed away suddenly on March 18, 2003 in the Vancouver
General Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Caroline and stepchildren from two
previous marriages. Howard was born on July 3, 1927 in Prince Rupert, B.C. where he grew
up with his Mom and Dad. Howard learned to fish with his dad at a young age, as his Dad
was a commercial fisherman. Howard was married to Irene Jackson for 35 years in Prince
Rupert until she passed away from cancer. Irene had two children, Trevor Pearce of
Prince Rupert and Valerie Mueller of Aldergrove, B.C. Howard worked for Imperial Oil on
a fuel tanker where he wrote his captain's ticket. He then took up ship chandlery
working for Prince Rupert Fisherman Co-op and he went on to work for Edward Lipsett. In
the 1960s he started his own marine store in Prince Rupert, called Northern Marine
Supply, which he had about 25 years. He also bought and ran a distributorship of Petro
Canada. He then started Pacific Boat Brokers which was sold before he left Prince
Rupert. Howard also was part owner of Digby Towers in Prince Rupert. He then decided it
was time to retire to Sidney. He was later married to Gertrude Rathje for a period of 13
years. Gertrude had three children, Giselle Pomponio of Qualicum, Peter Rathje of
Burnaby and Vernon Rathje of Shawnigan Lake. Gertrude, too, passed away from cancer. In
Sidney, Howard bought Beacon Travel, where he completed all his schooling for a Travel
Agency, which he later sold. Howard then got involved with his stepson Trevor with his
airline Inland Air Charters Ltd. and continued to do so. Howard was a shriner member for
many years. He later became a member of Sons of Norway where he became president for two
years. Howard was responsible for forming and developing the Victoria Scandinavian
Festival and was President until he retired in 2002. Howard met Caroline through the
Sons of Norway. They married and were able to spend happy times together, such as their
wonderful trip to Norway to visit relatives on both sides. Funeral Service will be held
at the Sidney Pentecostal Church located at 10364 McDonald Parkway, Monday, March 24,
2003 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at the Holy Trinity Cemetery. Reception will
follow the interment at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 1118 Hillside, Victoria, BC. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made in Howard's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society,
Greater Victoria Unit, 204 - 780 Tolmie Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 3W4. SANDS - VICTORIA

MILLER _ Marie passed away on March 20, 2003 at the age of 80. Predeceased by husband
Bob in 1981. Loving and missing her are daughters, Patty (Dave) Bell, Kelly (Geoff)
Liddle; son, Neil (Bo) Miller; sisters, Elsie, Ruth and Ev; grandchildren, Rod, Sandra,
Layla, Lana, Megan, Dustin, Michael, Jodi, Emily; great-grandchildren, Tori, Becky,
Courtney and Jeremy; and many other nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held
at 2:00 pm on March 24, 2003 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In
lieu of flowers, donations to BC Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated.

PARKER _ Jessie, June 8, 1908 to March 16, 2003. Survived by sons, Douglas and Ronald;
daughters-in-law, Shannon and Maureen; brother, Hugh; grandchildren, Stuart, Kimberly
and Allison, nieces and nephews.

PITMAN _ George William, born in Calgary, June 29, 1910, passed away peacefully in his
sleep at Peace Arch Hospital on March 11, 2003. George will be missed by his daughter
Melodye and son George, grandchildren Michele, Brian, Cheryl, Kelly, Kerri and eleven
great-grandchildren. Survived by his youngest brother Bert and his friend Jackie. A
celebration of George's life will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to
the BC Cancer Foundation.

SHARP _ Viva Olive. It is with sad hearts that we announce the death of Viva Olive Sharp
(Merritt), on March 14, 2003 in Kamloops B.C. at the age of 84 years. She is survived by
her loving family: daughter, Elizabeth and son-in-law, John Bishop of Kamloops; son, Jim
Sharp of Vancouver; grandchildren, Ian (Evelyne) and Meghan Bishop; sister, Shirley
(Bob) Piercy of Parry Sound and many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. She was
predeceased by her devoted husband of 42 years James Douglas Sharp in 1986. Also two
beloved sisters, Dorothy Dean Podolski and Hazel Merritt. Vi was a lifelong member of
First Baptist Church in Vancouver. She was a dedicated and enthusiastic worker for many
causes that were close to her heart. She was proud of her years with the B.C. Hospital
Auxiliary and held a number of offices including President. She was active in the Lions
Gate Hospital Auxiliary, and soon became involved in the Afternoon Auxiliary at RIH when
she moved to Kamloops seven years ago. She will be remembered by all who knew her for
her love of life, friendly smile and willingness to help others. Those of us who knew
her best will always be thankful to have shared the love of this remarkable woman,
mother and grandmother. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu
of flowers, a donation to B.C.'s Childrens' Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C.
V6H 3V4 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service,
Kamloops, telephone (250) 374-1454.

SIMMONS _ Gertrude (nee Dann) November 9, 1914 - March 12, 2003 Gertie immigrated from
Ireland at the tender age of 6. She was a longtime employee of the Alberta Motor
Association in Calgary with 11 summers at the Banff office until her marriage to Jack in
1958. She will be missed by cousin Gladys Kunsch; friends Agnes and Gracie and Eileen;
sister-in-law Janet Simmons; by nieces, Carol, Gina, Eileen, Iris, Barbara, Colleen and
Kathy; and by nephews, Larry, Michael and Ken. Many thanks to her wonderful neighbours;
Gudrun; and the staff at Dufferin Care Centre. A memorial service will be held at St.
Margaret's of Scotland Anglican Church, 1030 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby on March 29, 2003
at 10:00 am.

STRAWSON _ Winnifred Edith passed away peacefully in Burnaby, BC on March 14th, 2003 in
her 93rd year. Predeceased by her loving husband Rowland in 1989, daughter Ruby in 1982
and grandson Jim in 1999. Sadly missed by her daughter Marge (Fred), son Cliff (Merla),
6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, sisters, Grace (Ted) of Victoria, BC and Bertha
of Tillsonburg, Ontario and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial celebration of
her life will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 24th, 2003 at Valley View Funeral
Home, 14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of
your choice would be appreciated.

SVENSON _ Jean (nee Dougan) died with great grace on February 25, 2003. She was born in
Glasgow on June 30, 1915 and moved to Toronto, with her mother, in 1930. There she
received a business education, played violin in an orchestra, married and started a
family. They moved to B.C. in 1946, living in various areas of Vancouver, as well as
Vernon. Jean was a resourceful, creative, loving wife and mother. She was a dedicated
legal secretary at Russell & Dumoulin for 30 years, where she enjoyed many valued
friendships. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Erik (2000), and daughter, Helen
(2001). She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Sigrid (Bailey), grandchildren Brent
and Kristen, and son-in-law Gary. Our deepest thanks to her special friends, her doctor
and all those at the St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit, who gave us comfort. An
outdoor memorial service will be held Monday, March 31, 1:30 p.m. at First Memorial,
1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, followed by a gathering at the Holiday Inn, 700 Old
Lillooet Rd., NV. Thank you for flowers received, in lieu, further donations may be made
to the BC Cancer Foundation.

TOBIASSON _ Elizabeth (nee Raynish-Duffy) passed away March 14, 2003. She was born in
Blaenavon, Wales on April 5, 1924. Elizabeth was a R.A.F. Veteran during the Second
World War, met her husband overseas and came to Canada as a warbride in 1946, settled in
Burnaby and lived there until 1972. They then moved to the Sunshine Coast until 1997
when she moved to Chilliwack. She was a nurse at the original Grace Hospital in
Vancouver for almost 20 years. Her passions were nursing, singing and her family. She
was predeceased by her husband Tobias H. Tobiasson (Toby) in 1991. She is survived by
children, Carol (Doug) Godfrey of Chilliwack, Geoffrey of West Vancouver; 5
grandchildren, Doug, Joanne, Michael, Thorin, Christopher; 3 great-grandchildren, Brett,
Logan and Kendal as well as numerous relatives in Britain. We'll all miss you G.G. Toby.
Should family and friends so desire donations in her memory may be made to the Ronald
McDonald House or the Alzheimer's Society. Private Cremation, Valley Crematorium,
Chilliwack. Henderson's 604-792-1344.

TURNER _ Margaret Joy (Buchanan) at Trafalgar Terrace Retirement Home, London on Monday,
March 17th, 2003 in her 104th year. Beloved wife of the late T. Melvin Turner (1978).
Special mother to Reverend Dr. Gordon B. Turner of Vancouver, B.C. and mother-in-law of
Nancy Turner of London. Predeceased by her son Ronald K. Turner (1999). Also survived by
her sisters-in-law Jennie Buchanan of Toronto and Viola Hart and her husband Fred of
Mississauga. Grandmother of Reverend Scott Turnbrook and his wife Jennifer of Prince
George, B.C., Shawna and her husband Corey Douglas of London, Bruce Turner and his wife
Maggie of Kuujjuak, Quebec, Dean Turner and his wife Satoe of Borden. She is survived by
six great-grandchildren Mae, Stacey, Jessica and Ronald Turner of Kuujjuak, Mikayla
Turnbrook of Prince George and Julia Turner of Borden. She was predeceased by her 3
brothers Robert, Gilbert and Wallace Buchanan. Also survived by several nieces and
nephews. Cremation has taken place with interment of ashes at a later date in Grove
Cemetery, Orton, Ontario. A service to celebrate the life of Margaret Joy Turner will be
held at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London on Saturday, March 29th at
11:00 a.m., which will be followed by a reception in the church parlour. As an
expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Mission and Service Fund,
c/o St. Andrew's Wesley Church, 1012 Nelson Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6E 4S7.
(Arrangements entrusted to A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South,
London, ON 1-877-246-7186).

ULINDER _ Daniel 1950-2003 Dan, our gentle giant, the core of our large and loving
family took his last breath in his wife Alida's arms on March 17, 2003. His dignity,
courage and enduring will to live never wavered in the 26 months that he battled his
illness. Never complaining, and always hopeful, he was true to his sweet and loving
nature till the end. He was much loved and cherished by his family, friends and
colleagues for his joyous and optimistic outlook on life and his boundless generosity.
Daniel was a true visionary who was not afraid to challenge life and follow his dreams,
an inspiration to all who met him. Although his 52 years with us were much too brief, he
assured us he had no regrets, and was satisfied that he had led a full and very rich
life achieving all the goals he had set for himself. He will be desperately missed by
his wife Alida and his two loving daughters Alexa and Erika. Predeceased by his father
Godfrey, he will be forever cherished by his mother Helene, brother Ron, sister-in-law
Noreen, nephews Aaron and Kyle and his wife Rebecca, mother and father-in-law Renata and
Flaminio Bianchi, sister and brother-in-law Coca and David Charbonneau and son Nash. He
will also be missed by his uncle Davor Starcevich, his wife Nella, and their son Robert,
his wife Dianella and their children Loren, Robbie, and Emma; his uncle Jeff Stark, his
wife Mina and children Sasha and Lana; dear Betty Brittain. Also lovingly remembered by
his cousin Heather Candlish and husband Hunter, their children Ian and Michele and their
families; cousins John Ulinder, Lois Allen (Colin), Patricia Benson (Marvin), Elinor
Nordquist (Bruce), Gordon West-Jonson (Rose) and Philip and Richard Telliet. Also much
loved by life long friends Stan and Kathy Hamilton and family and Marianna and Steve
Djoric and their family. His intelligence, integrity, compassion and generosity of
spirit will live on in all our hearts. The family would like to express its deepest
appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Thao Nguyen, Dr. Narindra Singh, Dr. Rodney Glynn-
Morris, Dr. David Martin, Dr. Paul Klimo, Dr. Carey Creedon, Dr. Hal Gunn and all the
wonderful and compassionate nurses from Lions Gate Hospital (6th and 7th floors) as well
as Norma, Faye, Elinor, Emmy and Rhoda (our homecare nurses) who brought sunlight and
hope into our home each day for the last 3 months of his life. It is at times like these
that one understands and appreciates the true meaning of friendship. We could not have
fought this battle as hard or as long without our remarkable and amazing friends and
their unconditional love and support. Finally, Alida, Alexa, and Erika wish to thank the
rest of the family particularly Renata and Flaminio and Coca and David for believing in
our fight and supporting us in every manner imaginable 24 hours a day to the very end. A
celebration of Daniel's life will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St. on
Friday, March 28, at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please make Daniel's wishes come true
by making a donation to the Fred Valdez Fund at the Centre for Integrated Healing, 1330
W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver, (604) 734-7125 or the Daniel Ulinder Scholarship, Attn: Stan
Hamilton, Faculty of Commerce, U.B.C., 2053 Main Mall, U.B.C., Vancouver, V6T 1Z2,
WELLS _ Don. June 5, 1920 - March l9, 2003. Died peacefully at Cedarview Special Care
Unit. Survived by his loving wife Moira, his partner of 54 years, daughter Heather, son
Ian (Dorrie) and grandchildren Skye, Joey and Alastair. Don served in the Second WW
piloting Sunderland and Catalina Flying Boats and was stationed in Oban with 422
Squadron & Ceylon, with 413 Squadron. Fondly remembered by friends and neighbours. Don
worked tirelessly after his retirement from the Federal Government as the editor of BC's
Rook & Gem magazine and of Tropic Tusker Tales corresponding with hundreds of WW II
pilots and veterans around the world. He was actively involved in the North Shore
community, especially the Arts Council and the West Van, Servlors Centre. Before
Alzheimer's claimed his exceptional mind, Don enjoyed puttering in his workshop, his
study and his garden. A special thanks to the Nurses and staff at Cedarview Lodge
Special Care Unit who were supportive of family and who made Don's final year
comfortable and dignified. Memorial Service at the Boal chapel 2:00pm March 25th. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Society gratefully accepted.

WHITE _ Geraldine (Gerrie) Wanetta With a heavy heart we announce the passing of our
Mother. She bore her illness with the same great dignity she showed throughout her life.
She was surrounded by her family and friends who loved her when she passed away and for
that we are grateful. No service by request.

WILLIAMS _ Margaret Mary passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 19, 2003 in
Vancouver in her 91st year. Predeceased by her husband, Milton Francis Williams; her son
Bernard Joseph Williams; and her foster son Miltie Williams. Survived by loving sons,
Bob and Mark; her daughters, Diane, Joan and Janice; and many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by many other friends and family members.
She will be in our hearts forever. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. A celebration of her life will be
held on Saturday, March 29th at 1:00 pm at her home.

WOOD _ George. Born in Red Deer, Alberta, March 20, 1914 passed away March 16, 2003.
Predeceased by wife Margaret in 1980, infant daughter Kathy in 1954. Survived by brother
Tom, sisters Mary, Minnie, Jackie (Earl) and Joanne, sister-in-law Elsie Pearce, nieces
and nephews, loving children Tom, Ron (Lily, Nicole) Gina (Stan, Mike and Ben). George
lived in the family home which he built and raised his family. He often spoke of his
time working for "Pierre Paris". He had his own shoe shop in the basement where he made
many a pair of boots. He also worked at Kraft Foods Ltd. where he retired in 1979. He
still kept in touch with many co-workers. George loved the outdoors. He enjoyed regular
hunting trips to the Pemberton Valley where he met the Ronaynes. He also loved salmon
fishing from Gower's Point to the lighthouse at Deep Bay and weekends trout fishing at
Devil's Lake. George and his 4-legged pal Meg, who is by his side, always made everyone
welcome at their home. They will be deeply missed. I am the shadow on the ground I am
the whisper in the wind No Service at this time. First Memorial 876-5585. If friends
desire, donations to Renfrew Collingwood Seniors Society, 2970 E. 22nd. Ave., Vancouver,
BC V5M 2Y4. 430-1441

WRIGHT - Louise Maude - Born December 17 ,1902. Promoted to glory on March 14, 2003, at
the age of 100. Predeceased by her husband Cecil, and her infant son Billy. She is
lovingly remembered by her daughters, Ruth Ayling (Bob dec.), Audrey Wilson (Royce) and
her son Bryon Wright (Mary Anne). She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. A Memorial Service will be held on
Monday March 24, 2003 1:30PM at Salvation Army Southview Lodge, 7252 Kerr Street,
Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Maude's memory to the
Alzheimer Society of BC.
In Memoriams (03/22/03)
IN MEMORY OF STERN _ In Loving memory Sandor, Husband & Father. Passed away 1976, March
22. Gone but not forgotten. Missed & remembered. Family

MAYERS _ Dena 15 January 1943 - 22 March 2002 I awoke and was saddened with thoughts
that you're not here. But then I saw the yellow face of Spring's first daffodil, and I
knew you'd kissed my soul. I miss you tons and love you more._ K.

PRINGLE _ Wm. Robert Dean 1983 Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered
every day. Just as you were, you will always be Forever treasured in my memory. _ Much
love, Mom

RUDDY _ Maisie (Mame) November 19, 1923 - March 22nd, 2001 You continue to live each day
with us We did not want you to go We will see you again someday We love you Mame and
miss you so _ Forever in our hearts, your loving family.

SARGA - Tibor Emile 1930 - 2001. He lived as a successful Engineer and worked in many
parts of the world, through which he and his wife made many long lasting friends. He had
battled a heart condition in the past few years, which eventually took his life. We
remember Tibor as a gentle, loving and caring husband and father whose Christian faith
was his strength. He is dearly loved and greatly missed by his loving and ever grieving
wife Gitta, his son Anthony and wife Annette and his Grandson Kyle, as well as
relatives, many friends in Canada and around the world. Tibor's memory will be treasured
in our hearts forever. May he enjoy the presence of the Lord, until we meet again.

Engagements (03/22/03)
CARRIERE - RAMSBOTTOM Linda and Keith Salchert are pleased to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Michelle Carriere to Rick Ramsbottom, son of Bob and Ann Ramsbottom.
Wedding to take place in 2003!!!

Robert Wyer and Marla Wyer are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter,
Stefanie Wyer, to Max Rose, son of Kathrine Rose and Brent Gilker; Chris Rose and Nancy
Knickerbocker. The wedding is to take place in North Vancouver on August 8, 2003.

Anniversary (03/22/03)
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY !! We are proud to announce that MILDRED ERICKSON will be
celebrating her 100th Birthday on March 26, 2003! Mildred's sons, Philip, Denis and
Daryl, and their families are delighted to share in this momentous occasion. Mildred and
her late husband Eric were long term residents of Vancouver (1924-1934), New Westminster
(1934-1938), Burnaby (1938-1967) & Qualicum Beach (1968 - present) Congratulations and
Happy Birthday Mom, Grandma, GG !

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY March 27th, 2003 Solveig and Rae Fee won't answer the phone
they're celebrating 50 so leave them alone. Love and congratulations - Larry and Liz,
Graham and Catherine, Bernard, Laura and Bryan, Barbara and Jim, Kristine and Gillian.

Jack and Caroline Tattersall Congratulations on your 60th Wedding Anniversary March
18th, 2003 With love from the children, Wayne & Loren (Mary), grandchildren Georgia &
Mason, great-grandchildren Carlos & Savanna.

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