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From: Gloria White <>
Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] March 30, 2003 Vancouver BC
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 07:55:10 -0800


Obituaries (03/30/03)
The Province notes the following deaths in today's paper CHIANG GAMACHE HARASEMCHUK
KONOWALYK LIVINGSTON LORIMER OSACHUK PATMORE ROSS SMITH TIDEY

CHIANG _ Tak Yue, born January 8, 1910 in Shanghai China, passed away on March 26, 2003
in Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 93. He is survived by his loving children,
Jimmy (Sue), Theresa, George (Betty), Jia Ling (Viola), and Clarence (Lisa);
grandchildren, Sandra, Paul (Jan), Vivian (Kenny), Deirdra, Andrew (Catherine), Clarence
Jr (Hannah), Dennis (Denise), Mona, Howard (Kimberly), Audrey (Tim), Lillian and Cathy;
and great-grandchildren, Julia, Oliver, Jon, Tao, Sophia, George and Lucas. A funeral
service will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of Forest
Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby.

GAMACHE _ Gilles Joseph - "Gill" passed away at home March 22, 2003 at the age of 72
years, after a long battle with Heart Disease and Diabetes. Survived by loving wife
Patricia. Gill was born November 23, 1930 in Laurier Manitoba and was the youngest of
nine siblings. He is survived by his eldest brother Aime, sister Estelle Harkness and
many nephews and nieces. Gill was especially positive about everything in his life and
entertained everyone with his unique sense of humor. He could even find humor in sad
occasions and many times stated that the words on his epitaph should show "See I told
you I was sick." A special thank you to Dr. B. Monks, for understanding, and chelation
Doctors D. Stewart and Z. Strauts, for giving Gill that extra time. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the EDTA Chelation Assoc. of B.C. 6262-A Fraser Street,
Vancouver, B.C. V5W 3A1. Memorial Service will be held at a later date and will be
announced.

HARASEMCHUK _ Ethel Ruth. Surrounded by the love of her family, Ethel gave in to peace
at the age of 75 on Saturday, March 22nd, 2003 at Langley Memorial Hospital. Memories of
her will be kept alive by her children, Eunice Malbranck of Winnipeg, Russell (Gisele)
Harasemchuk of Airdrie, Donna (Marc) Creamore of Vancouver and Leah (John) Hampton of
Langley; her 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; as well as her wonderful friend
and next door neighbor Helen. Graciously and courageously she never complained about her
illness or the pain we saw her suffer. She was with her children and able to give and
receive their love in her final days. Her spirit is now free. "I am the shadow on the
ground, I am the whisper in the wind." The family wishes to express their sincere and
heartfelt thanks to Dr. R. Wilson and to the wonderful, compassionate nursing staff on
200 South at Langley Memorial; and for the support we've received from our friends. A
remembrance and celebration of Ethel's life will be held by the family at the home of
John and Leah Hampton on Sunday, April 6th, 2003, 2 pm at 4974 197A Street, Langley. In
lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a cause close to Ethel's heart such as a
wildlife foundation, a sanctuary for animals/birds, or your local SPCA.

KONOWALYK _ Pearl passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 19, 2003 at MSA Hospital
in Abbotsford, BC at the age of 84 years. She was predeceased by her husband William in
1993; her parents Nicholas and Anna, brothers George, Bill and Michael Petryshyn.
Survived by brother Peter of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; son Ron and his wife Elizabeth of
Abbotsford; grandchildren Ron Jr. of Abbotsford; Rhonda (Bob) Baines and
great-grandchildren Sasha and Tiana of San Diego, Ca. Pearl and her brothers were born
on the family homestead near Meacham, Sask. She attended Siczynski School and loved both
drawing scenery and playing baseball. She married William in 1937, they farmed 1/2 mile
west of Meacham. These early years were very tough, attending the Church and being an
active member of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Ladies Auxiliary was rewarding for Pearl.
After selling the farm in 1951, they moved to Saskatoon where Pearl continued with
church activities. Then in 1957, they moved to Sutherland, a suburb of Saskatoon and
purchased a B/A Service Station; long hours and winter conditions were a hard 12 years.
After its sale they retired to Surrey, BC in 1979 to be close to their son Ron and his
family. They enjoyed having a travel trailer, going south in the winters and then
parking on their property at Harrison Hot Springs. After Dad's death in 1993, mother
lived alone, loved her Ukrainian music and enjoyed her independence in a Burnaby high
rise apartment enjoying friends and family. Pearl often complained how devastating the
hard winters were working at the garage and how it had affected her Osteoarthritis,
especially her mobility. Funeral arrangements were private by request of family. Victory
Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

LIVINGSTON _ Ronald George passed away peacefully on March 26th, 2003. Mourned by his
wife Theresa; children Robert (Lleona) and Veronica (Nick) and his grandchildren Jeremy,
Rebecca, Lars, Justine and Natesa. Ron will be greatly missed by his sisters Lodema
(Tom), Mavis, Sharon (Ron), Linda (Roy) and Mary (Kristoff); brother Jim (Marlene) and
brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews and countless friends whose lives he
has all touched. Predeceased by his mother and father, Veronica and Alex and brothers
Herb (Rosalie) and Don. Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of Ron's
life at Broadway Church, 2700 East Broadway (Broadway & Slocan), on Tuesday, April 1st,
2003 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be
greatly appreciated.

LORIMER _ Hazel. Passed away on March 26, 2003. Born May 14, 1916, Clive, Alberta.
Predeceased in death by her husband Arthur W. Lorimer in 1982. Survived by her three
daughters, Leila Drope, Delta, B.C., Lynne (Barry) Bush, Lac La Hache, B.C. and Joan
Moses, Arlington, WA; four grandsons, Tray and Todd Drope, Wade and Shawn Bush; and one
granddaughter, Tasha Bush; brother, Clarence (Annie) Hill, sister Ida Kocher, and
several neices and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, March 31, 2003,
at 6:30 PM in the Chapel of Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, B.C.
Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

OSACHUK _ Llowyn, best known as "Ozzie", born May 1, 1933 passed on peacefully March 25,
2003 to join her husband and sons. We are certain, as in life, that she will, as always
with her Icelandic spirit, organize arid direct those with her in heaven. Grandsons Luke
and Jake, will forever be inspired by the strength you showed and taught them. Your
great-grandchildren, Anna and Noah will always remember the love you shared. Eric and
Steven, grandchildren, will remember and reminisce on your many lectures on your lessons
in life. Your two sisters, June and Linda will find others to tell their jokes and to
sing to. Daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Armand will treasure the time and the
wisdom you shared. Your buddy, Anne, will forever treasure your life and friendship you
so generously shared. Your strength, love, wisdom and example in the lives of many
persons with and without disabilities touched all our hearts. Your friends, Cindy and
Linda, will not forget your strength and courage. If you see Roger, let him know we miss
him also. We will see you in the mountains but hopefully, not sitting in the car in
pajamas. We will live forever in your spirit and never forget the legacy you left for
all whose lives you touched. See you later Ma! A big Thank You to all who shared her
life and cared for her. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canuck Place will be
appreciated.. As Ozzie says she's too busy so she won't be able to attend a funeral or
service.

PATMORE _ Mervin Vincent, known to everyone as Pat, passed away at home on March
17,2003, born April 29, 1926. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Kathy Jacob of
Mississauga, ON and sister Iva of Enderby. Predeceased by his sister Fern of Calgary. A
memorial service was held on March 22, 2003 in New Westminster. Pat's spirit will be
forever in our hearts.

ROSS _ Marian. Born March 27th, 1930 in Ridgedale, Saskatchewan. Passed away March 23rd,
2003 in Richmond, British Columbia. Marian Ross, dearly beloved wife of the late Jack.
She is greatly loved and will be sadly missed by her daughters, Linda (Paul) and Cheron
(Wade); daughter-in-law Laurie; her grandchildren, Coleman, Jorden, Stacy, Devon and
Noel: and brothers, Edward and Alfred. She is predeceased by a son Dale and a sister
Sylvia. A private family service was held. Flowers gratefully declined, rather, a
donation in Marian's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1212 West
Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2
SMITH _ Alex. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Alex Smith, late of Secret Cove
and Port Moody, will be held on Sunday April 13, 2003 at 1:00 pm at the Old Mill
Boathouse, Rocky Point Park, Port Moody BC.

TIDEY _ Errol William, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Lions Gate Hospital at
5AM March 25, 2003. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Tidey who
passed away a year ago. He will be fondly remembered by his sons, John and Alec and
daughter Kathy. Errol's daughter in-law April will greatly miss him. He had 7
grandchildren, Sean, Catherine, Matthew, Bridget, Ania, Nathalie and Elena who loved him
very much. He had a big heart and was loved by everyone. The Tidey family would like to
thank the staff at Lions Gate Hospital, for the love and care they showed their father,
with special thanks to Dr. Peter Schwarze. Funeral Services will be held at West
Vancouver Baptist Church , 1415 Mathers Ave. at 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2003.

In Memoriams (03/30/03)
DUBOIS _ Colin Brent March 30th, 1997 Sadly missed and forever remembered. _ The Segin
Family

STRAYSKI _ In memory of William March 15, 1915 - March 30, 1995 Eight years ago you
passed away Close in our hearts you will always stay _Loved and remembered everyday,
Lena and family



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