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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] April 30, 2003 Vancouver BC
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 05:27:02 -0700

Obituaries (04/30/03)
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper BELL BRIGGS BROWN E BROWN

The Province notes the following deaths in today's paper ALLARDYCE BELL BERKEY BLENKARN
ALLARDYCE _ Donna (nee Friesen) passed away on April 2003, at the age of 39 years. She
will be sadly missed by her loving family, mother Jessie; sister Debbie and family;
sister Dianne (Jim) and family, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by
her father Jim Friesen. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 1st, 2003 at
5:30 p.m., Bethel Pentecostal Assembly, 32729 7th Avenue, Mission.

BELL _ Lyall Oliver passed away suddenly but peacefully on Sunday April 27, 2003. Lyall
was born on May 4, 1923 and lived in Vancouver all his life, with the exception of
serving in the Canadian Navy during World War II. He was predeceased by his beloved wife
of 55 years, Kathleen Robina (Kay) Bell and his parents Oliver and Alberta Bell (nee
Steacy). He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Bell-Olsen (Tony Andrews); his son
Barry L. Bell (Sharon Dagenais); his sister Margaret and brother-in-law Dave Scott of
Calgary; his sister-in-law Mary Ward and two grandchildren, Chris and Kerry Olsen and
many other family and friends. Mr. Lyall O. Bell, the man who liked control But if you
knew him - he had a heart of pure gold. The 27th of April was a very sad day But, just
think.....Lyall's re-united with his Kay. He was a man of strong integrity, honesty and
caring And one of his great loves was his ocean seafaring. His then boat "The Four
Bells" was his life Of course, that came second, after the love of his wife. A Past
Commodore and Honorary Life Member of the R.V.Y.C. Attending school at Kerrisdale, Point
Grey and Magee A Navy signalman in World War II Until 1945 when his calling was through.
The hardwood business then became his game At J. Fyfe Smith and Sauders he got quite a
name. Numerous societies and clubs he was a proud member of No matter what was required
, he did it with love. His family and friends meant more than you know And right until
the end he said, "I told you so". But now it is time to say farewell So please join us
to celebrate the life of Lyall O. Bell. .........."A new journey with Kay"..........An
Eight Bells Service followed by a reception will be held at the Royal Vacouver Yacht
Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, May 7th, 2003 at 12:30 pm.
R.S.V.P. 604-224-1344. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 3V2.

BERKEY _ Caleb James, born April 3, 2003, passed away April 27, 2003. Son of Rod and
Kelly; grandson of Dorothy and Ed Berkey and Ray and Gail Clifford, and pet Daisy. Sadly
missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great-grandparents and a special circle of
family friends. He was our special little gift and our perfect little man, who will
always be in our hearts. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 2, 2003 at 6:00 pm at
Burkeview Family Funeral Care, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation, or you may bring
preemie sleepers to go to the Royal Columbian Hospital special care nursery. Burkeview

BLENKARN _ Cecil Edwin was born on March 15, 1916 in Kelowna, BC and passed away April
26, 2003 at KGH at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, May;
his children, Sylvia (Bob) Halabourda, Hazel (Richard) VanLaak, Carol (John) Schofield,
Gerald (Connie) Blenkarn, Shirley (Lotte) Scott; 13 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren and his brother Keith Blenkarn. Cecil was a veteran of World War II,
and had retired after 26 years as a provincial government employee working as a
Psychiatric Nurse at Woodlands. An open house tea will be held from 1 to 4 pm on Friday,
May 2nd at 769 Raymer Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Cecil's memory
to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1633 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1P6. Funeral
arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME LTD. 250-860-7077.

BRIGGS _ Jennifer Mary passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 26th, 2003 in Richmond
after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her mother Joyce and survived by
her loving family, husband Bruce; son Andrew; daughter Tracy (Scott); father Robert;
mother-in-law Alice; twin sister Judith (Colin) and her children Robert and Marcus;
sister Julie (Barrie) and her children Matthew and Rachel (Jimmy); great-nieces Katie
and Lauren. Jennifer was born on August 19th, 1942 in Rillington, North Yorkshire,
England. She emigrated to Canada in 1971 after marrying husband Bruce and lived in
Thompson, Manitoba for 6 years before moving to Richmond in 1977. For the past 16 years,
Jennifer has worked at The Bay store in Richmond where she was loved and respected by
all her co-workers and customers. Jennifer was a wonderful, loving person whose
never-ending kindness and generosity touched all who knew her. She was a devoted wife
and mother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A Memorial Service will
be held at South Arm United Church, 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond on Monday, May 5th at
2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the B.C. Cancer
Foundation or the Richmond Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit. Special thanks to
Dr. Peter Quelch and the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit at the Richmond
Hospital, as well as the Richmond Home Support Group and numerous friends who provided
generous support in time of need. The tide recedes, but leaves behind Bright seashells
on the sand The sun goes down, yet gentle warmth Still lingers on the land The music
stops, and yet It echoes on in sweet refrains For everything that passes Something
beautiful remains.

BROWN _ Ella Carolina, 83 years, beloved mother, grandmother and aunt passed away on
April 19, 2003. She is survived by her sons Ron (Marie), Lawrence (Margaret), Teri and
grandchildren Jason, Colin and Jeffrey. Ella was born in Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan and
then spent her young adult life in Regina where she met her husband Herb Brown who was
serving in the RCAF. They spent many wonderful years flying together. Herb Brown lost
his life on March 2, 2000 in an airplane accident. Ella was an excellent seamstress and
cook in her day and would welcome anyone into her home for a visit. We truly will miss
this warm and wonderful lady and will remember her forever. Thank you to all the staff
at the Ladner Private Hospital for their care and support during the last few months. A
private service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice
would be gratefully appreciated.

BROWN _ Joan passed away quietly on April 26, 2003, after a long bout of cancer. She is
survived by her husband Rod; children Morgan and Cameron; brothers, Murdo and Campbell
and sisters, Wilma and Grace. A celebration of life will be held on Monday May 5, 2003
at 3 PM in Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Rd. Coquitlam, B.C.

CLARK _ Florence Elizabeth (nee Laity). Born December 27, 1914 in Hammond, B.C., passed
away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on April 27, 2003. Predeceased by her husband
Gordon Clark and 3 brothers, Ed, Dick and Tom; and 3 sisters, May, Phil and Mary. She
leaves many nieces and nephews to mourn her passing. A memorial service will be held
Friday, May 02, 2003 at 2.00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 602 Kingsway (15th
and Kingsway), Vancouver, B.C. Phone 604-876-5585. Reception to follow. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

CLAYPOOL _ Marco passed away suddenly April 28, 2003 in Port Moody. Marco will be sadly
missed by his loving wife Lorrie; two sons, Jonathon and Matthew as well as many family
members and friends. Visitation will be held from the chapel of Whispering Pine Funeral
Home, 3024 Flint St., Port Coquitlam on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Funeral service to be held on Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 1:00 PM from Grace Christian
Fellowship Church, 2606 Kingsway, Port Coquitlam. Interment to follow at Port Coquitlam
Cemetery. WHISPERING PINE 604-942-7920

COOK _ Joan, R.N., (nee Winder). Born June 4th, 1935 in Hamilton, ON passed away on
April 24th, 2003 at Delta Hospital, Ladner, BC. Survived by her loving husband Harvey of
44 years; daughters Linda (Craig) Smith, Whistler, BC, Barbara (Tom) Killy, Delta, BC,
Sandra (Steve) Richardson, Shanty Bay, ON, Deborah (Dean) Gibson, Powell River, BC; 12
grandchildren, Melissa, Eric, Mark Smith; David, Kevin, Steven Killy; Jarrett, Kyle,
Katie Richardson; Drew, Graham, Kirsten Gibson and sister Ruth (Don) Love, Burlington,
ON. Predeceased by father and mother John and Mary Winder, Waterdown, ON and sister
Marion Reed, Burlington, ON. Services to be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2003 at 11:00
a.m. at Coquitlam Alliance Church, 2601 Spuraway Avenue, Coquitlam (corner of Mariner
and Como Lake Road). In lieu of flowers, donations made in Joan's honour to the Canadian
Cancer Society would be appreciated.

CROPLEY _ Muriel, born August 15, 1915 passed away peacefully April 28, 2003 at
Vancouver B.C. The daughter of John and Ethel Ellis, all will remember Muriel as a
loving wife, a devoted mother, a generous grandmother and a cherished friend. Her love
of life and her graceful trusting spirit touched the souls of family and friends alike.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Muriel lived most of her life in the Vancouver area, where
she worked in the Richmond School Board and raised her family in a marriage lasting 49
years. Predeceased by her father John Ellis, her mother Ethel Mary Ellis and her husband
Harry Cropley. Muriel is survived by her daughter Joan (Bob), son Jim (Kit), brother
Norm, sister Marjorie and grandchildren Karen, Chloe, Christopher and Michael. Relatives
and friends will mourn her passing and fondly remember a life well-lived. Special thanks
to the Louis Brier Home and Hospital and her companion Dang Quiman for contributing much
to the last years of our mother's life. Further thanks to the staff at Mount Saint
Joseph's Hospital for their support and help over the past two weeks. A Memorial service
will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2003 at First Memorial Funeral Services 602
Kingsway, Vancouver B.C.

CRUM _ E. Marjorie, nee Ling, died April 25, 2003 in Coquitlam, B.C., at age 76. Marge
is predeceased by her parents, Nils and Doris "Madge" and sister Elsie. She is survived
by her Aunt Inez Greenwood (102 yrs); brothers, Justin (Mary) and Nils and beloved
sister, Barbara (Gordon) Fowler; children, Russell, Coral, Karin and Eleanor; and 9
grandchildren; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Born May 30th, 1926 in Saskatoon,
her family moved to Vancouver in 1939, where they ran a bakery business. She worked at
Jericho Air Force Base during the war, and married Russell Crum in 1946. She began
university at 40 and graduated UBC with an MA of Social Work. Marge was a district
supervisor in BC Ministry of Human Resources and director of education and training at
Woodlands and Alder Lodge during their downsizing process. She was a member and past
president of her local Business and Professional Women's Assn. and a director on the
AWARE Society's board. She was a hands-on contributor to several worthwhile causes and
mentored many people to educational and career pursuits. Marge was diagnosed last spring
with cancer and despite some painful difficulties, managed to remain at home and enjoy
her life and family until the last few days. Funeral services will be held on Monday May
5th at 1:00 PM at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, Tel
521-2511. The Reverend John Bailey officiating. Donations for an educational bursary in
Marge's name may be addressed to Coquitlam B.P.W.C., Box 78061, Port Coquitlam. B.C. V3B

DeCou _ Margaret Rose age 67 years passed away peacefully on April 25, 2003 at Burnaby
General Hospital. Survived by her loving husband of 46 years Phil; sons Eric and Andy,
daughter Lori as well as grandchildren Jenna, Brett, Codi, Conner and Cassidy. Margaret
(Marge) had been a resident of Burnaby for 42 years. Up till her recent retirement,
Marge enjoyed a rewarding career in the Insurance and Tax preparation fields. Also in
earlier years was very active in the 5 pin bowling community in the Lower Mainland. She
will be missed by all who knew her. A gathering of family and friends will be held
Sunday, May 4 between 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club,
3251 Plateau Blvd., Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the
B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation.

FLOWER _ Born Gladys Mary Tindall, May 9th, 1908, died peacefully, at Dufferin Care
Centre, Coquitlam in the early hours of Sunday, April 27th, 2003. Predeceased by
husbands Arthur Lines (1966) and Frank Flower (1998). She was a retired Sears employee,
in the WRENS in World War II, a member of Legion Branch #88 and a member of Mizpah
Chapter #36 of the Eastern Star. Gladys will be missed by sisters-in-law Joan Tindall
and Jean Tindall and all her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A service
celebrating her life will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 2208 St. John's St.,
Port Moody, B. C. on Friday. May 2, 2003 at 11:00 a.m., reception following and
internment of ashes at 1:30 p.m. in Maple Ridge Cemetery.

FRIEDL _ Otto Eduard, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2003. Predeceased
by his wife Darlene of 41 years. Sadly missed by his five daughters, Clarice (Neil),
Coleen (Chris), Carrie (Conrad), Crystel (Jim) and Camille (Dave); his brothers, Karl
and Ernie; nine grandchildren; plus many friends and acquaintances. Otto appreciated the
outdoors, enjoyed hiking and soccer. He had many hobbies including photography and
woodworking. Fifty years ago, Otto moved from Germany to Canada where he met his wife
and built his successful watch making business. Otto was a loving father, brother and
Opa who enjoyed and appreciated life to the fullest. He spent much time with his family
and taught others to enjoy the beauty of life. His witty sense of humour lives on with
those of us who have suffered this tremendous loss. "WE LOVE YOU OPA." A funeral service
will be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver on Friday, May
2nd, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver.
Reception to follow at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. " May the
hands of time always turn in your favour." "May the bells chime for happiness all your
life." HOLLYBURN FUNERAL HOME, Ph. 604-922-1221

GESZLER _ Ildiko Eva passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital after losing a long
and courageous battle with cancer. Born December 18, 1940 in Budapest, Hungary. Ildi was
a longtime employee of the Bank of Nova Scotia, mostly in supervisory positions.
Survived by her husband Joseph; sons, Randolph and Steven; sister Judith of Montreal;
sister-in-law Agnes of Hungary; cousins in North Vancouver and Montreal. Ildi's buoyant,
outgoing and sunny personality will very much be missed by her family, friends,
neighbours and acquaintances. Memorial service will be held at First Memorial Boal
Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on Sunday, May 4, 2003, 2:00 pm. A reception
will follow at the same site. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer

GIACOMETTI _ Giuseppe passed away peacefully on April 26th, 2003 at the age of 70 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his family, wife Regina and sons Roy and Dennis
(Lorrene); grandchildren Alicia and David. He also leaves 3 brothers, 1 sister and their
families and many relatives and dear friends. Prayers will be offered Thursday, May 1st,
2003 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Jude's Catholic Church, 3078 Renfrew Street, Vancouver where
the Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 2nd, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Rev.
Terrance Bileski celebrant. Entombment to follow at the South Mausoleum, Ocean View
Burial Park, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation. BELL FUNERAL CHAPEL 604-253-4554

GRUNDY _ Fredrick Thomas June 15,1923 to April 25, 2003 of West Vancouver, BC. Passed
away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital. He is survived by his wife Daphne of 59 years,
his sons Nairn (Bonnie), Kevin (Sally), Victor (Leslie) and sister Lucille Gajewski. He
also leaves behind grandchildren Neil (Christine), Sarah, Ross, Kyle and one great
grandchild Jack. He was predeceased by his brother Ronald. A service of remembrance will
be held at Saint Catherine's (Capilano) Anglican Church 1058 Ridgewood Drive, North
Vancouver on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at 12:00 p.m. In memory and in lieu of flowers, a
donation to a charity of choice would be appreciated.

HANSEN _ Gloria passed away peacefully in the presence of her immediate family at Surrey
Memorial Hospital on April 27th, 2003. Forever remembered by her loving family: husband
Chris; daughters, Amanda and Sarah; sister Debbie (Ken) Vike; brothers, Dave and Murray
(Pam) and parents, Ed and Josie Melnychuk. Gloria will be dearly missed by her family,
friends and acquaintances. Gloria touched a lot of people with her warm and
compassionate personality in both life and her work as a hairstylist. Her hobbies
included running, working out and cooking. She loved her summer vacations at the beach
house in Powell River. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Valley View Funeral
Home, 14660 72nd Ave. Surrey, on Saturday May 3rd, 2003 at 2:00 p.m., followed by a
reception. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Palliative Care Endowment
Fund of Surrey Memorial Hospital, Foundation Office, 13750 96th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3V
1Z2; 604-588-3371

KONTAKIS _ Ermioni passed away on Monday, April 28, 2003, aged 58. Wife of Stathis
Kontakis; mother of Presvytera Maria Kontakis-Kaoukakis (Rev. John Kaoukakis); and
George and Minas Kontakis. Prayer Services will be held at Sts. Constantine and Helen
Greek Orthodox Church, 8415 160th Street, Surrey on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m.,
where a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 2nd at 1:00 p.m. with Father John
Kaoukakis, Father Demetrios Partsafas and Father Peter Pavlakos officiating. Interment
to follow at Valley View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Ermioni's memory to the Greek Orthodox Community of Surrey, Building Fund. May she Rest
in Peace in God's Kingdom.

KORMENDY _ Antal (Tony) passed away on Monday, April 28, 2003 at the age of 78. He is
survived by his daughter, Ildi Gauer of Vancouver; son Tony (Carole) of Kelowna;
grandchildren, Jason (Audrey) and Brian Gauer, Erika, and Sarah Kormendy; and one
sister, Marika Zihaly of Hungary. A celebration of his life will be held at his
daughters home, 2997 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC on Saturday, May 10th at 1:00 pm. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center for the Southern Interior,
399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME
LTD. 250-860-7077.

KRAY _ Betty Lou (Wagner) passed away peacefully at Surrey Memorial Hospital on April
28th, 2003 in the presence of her loving family. Betty Lou was born in Wilkie, Sask. on
November 2nd, 1927. Moved to Provost, AB where she lived until 1933. Moved to New
Westminster until the year of her marriage in 1947 and lived in Surrey for the rest of
her life. She attended St. Ann's Academy in New Westminster for most of her schooling.
Betty Lou was a life member of the Catholic Women's League of Immaculate Conception
Parish - Delta. Also one of the earlier members of Surrey Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in
the early 50's raising funds for the hospital. She was an active hockey mother for
Surrey Minor Hockey when the rink was built. She was predeceased by her parents, brother
Fred, sisters Dorothy and Eileen. Survived by her loving husband Nicholas of 55 years; 6
children Janice, Darcy (Mandy), Rod, Mary-Lou (Scott), Dennis, Catherine (Dave); 13
grandchildren Chad (Cherie), Trevor (Shannon), Adria (Ryan), Breanna, Devon, Rebecca,
Sarah, Michelle, Kaitlyn, Janine, Jessica, Adam, Jake; 6 great-grandchildren Nicholas,
Taelyr, Matthew, Kaylea, Victoria, Vanessa. Betty Lou was loved by many, and will always
be remembered by her loving family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to
the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated. Personal and special thanks to all
the nurses and staff of Renal Self Care in Newton, Renal Unit Surrey Memorial Hospital
and N-41 Ward for the wonderful care and support. Special thanks to Dr. John Lien and
Dr. Patricia Warshaski for the many years of dedicated service and guidance. Prayers
will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. with Funeral Mass Friday morning, May 2nd at
10:00 a.m., both to be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 8842 - 119th Street, Delta,

LARSON _ Mildred (Mortenson), the family of Mrs. Mildred Larson sadly announces her
peaceful passing to be with her Lord on Monday, April 26th, 2003, at Creekside Manor in
Maple Ridge, B.C. She was predeceased by her loving husband Palmer in 1988, her parents,
a brother Ardien Mortenson and sister-in-law Faye Mortenson. Mildred leaves to cherish
her memory three daughters; Shirley Fast (Roger), Debbie Pearson (Terry) and Marilyn
Warren (Bill Collier); 8 grandchildren: Steven Fast (Laureen), Chantel Hennessy (Sean),
Darrin Fast, Janelle, Trevor and Ashley Pearson, Nicole and Danielle Warren and 3
great-grandchildren; brothers; Mervin Mortenson (Betty), Loyal Mortenson (Blanche) and
sisters; Nettie Guttormson (Telford) and Loretta Morin (George) and sister-in-law Merle
Mortenson. Millie, as she was known to her friends and family was born in Spalding,
Saskatchewan to Ida and Albin Mortenson on August 5th, 1924. After leaving school Millie
worked in Humboldt, Flin Flon and Yorkton before moving to Saskatoon where she married
her beloved Pat on February 14th, 1948. They resided in Saskatoon before moving to BC
upon Pat's retirement. They enjoyed their retirement together watching their
grandchildren grow, trips to Reno, and visiting with friends and family back in
Saskatchewan. Millie was an avid sports fan and loved watching all sports, especially
the Canucks. She will be remembered by her grandchildren for her containers full of
chocolate chip cookies and home-made buns. Millie loved to have the last word and to the
end she did leaving a message in the family Bible saying, "Remember I loved you all." A
memorial service will be held on Friday, May 2, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran
Church, 12145 Laity Street, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. - 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V6H 3V2.
As well as the Variety Club - The Children's Charity - 4300 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby,
B.C., V5C 9Z9. Special thanks to Dr. Fernandes, and the nurses and staff at
Creekside/Alouette Manor. Garden Hill Funeral Chapel (604) 463-8161

McKEAN _ Mildred (Mid) Irene, February 5, 1920 - April 25, 2003 passed away in Delta BC.
Mid was predeceased by her loving husband Bob in 1992. She will be sadly missed by her
daughters, Sharon (Barry) of Calgary and Amy of Montreal; grandchildren, Kelly, Daryl
and Nathan; nieces and nephews, Doreen, Delora and David of Seattle; Allan of Surrey;
and Elaine, David and Judy of Ontario. Special thanks to staff at Ladner Private
Hospital. Memorial service May 1st, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdeline Church on
Mayne Island. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Heart & Stroke Fund.

MENAGH _ Raymond Edward, aged 65 years, passed away peacefully after a short battle with
cancer on April 26, 2003. Loving and missing him are his devoted wife of 44 years, Lyla,
his mother Amy, his sons Ron and Russ, granddaughters Rheanna and Melanie, and sisters
Louise and Helen. Predeceased by his father Arthur and brothers Malcolm and Lyle. Ray
will also be missed by many other family members and friends. He gave unselfishly of his
time to his community of North Surrey and was honoured with many awards for his 34 years
as a volunteer firefighter with Firehall #3, the last 2 years serving as district chief
before retiring. Always willing to lend a helping hand, he enjoyed coaching and umpiring
Kennedy-Surrey Little League Baseball in the late '60's and early '70's. As a dedicated
blood donor, he donated 95 pints over the years. His passions included steam trains and
B.C. Electric Interurban history. He also had a great love for classic country and
bluegrass music. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at the
Royal Heights United Church, 9316 - 116th Street in North Delta on Saturday, May 3
beginning at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B. C. Cancer

NELSON _ Alice Marie. Born March 4, 1918 and passed away April 24, 2003. Predeceased by
her husband Sydney Thomas Nelson 1985. She is survived by her children, Lancelyn Rowland
(Janelle), Roger Sydney, Gail Irene (Robert), Loretta Marie de Lancelyn; as well as
eight grandchildren, Austen, Elise, David, Michael, Roger, Rolonne, Joseph and Glenn
Sydney Fry (missing). She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Josie, Sydney, Kevin,
Jessica, Thomas, Christopher, Daniel and one on the way; and also brother Howard N. and
sisters Ruth P. and Gertie O.; large extended family and friends. This I can assure you
"You shall be with me in Paradise." No service by request. In lieu of flowers the family
will appreciate donations to the Parkinson's Association.

NICOL _ Hilda, born April 30, 1916 passed away suddenly April 26, 2003. Survived by son,
Bob (Merilee), daughter Joan (Joe), sister Louise Hornibrook. Also by 10 grandchildren
who feel they have lost their best friend; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and
nephews and special niece Lita. We all feel proud to have loved you as our mother,
grandmother and best friend. There are many family and extended families that are going
to miss her Christmas dish cloths and oven towels that she so cherishly made and gave
with love. Cremation. No service by request. Family gathering to follow. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation with thanks.

NIEMELA _ Alf Theodore (Duff). Born in Port Moody March 26th, 1922, Duff passed away in
Burnaby Hospital April 24th, 2003. Predeceased by his wife Helvi. He leaves son Norm
(Ann) and 2 granddaughters Riley and Gillian in Toronto; daughter Nancy in Mexico;
sister Thelma (Dave) of Maple Ridge and nephews, nieces and their families. Duff served
in the Navy in WWII before marrying Helvi. He was a longtime resident of Kamloops before
coming back to the Coast. He was well looked after at the Finnish Manor in Burnaby for
the last 3 years. No service by request.

STEELE _ Danny passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2003 in Surrey Memorial
Hospital. He was predeceased by his sister, Terry Lynn in 1998. He is survived by
daughter Kelly (Waylon), grandson Dylan, Rose and her daughter Cassy, parents David and
Rena, sister Brenda, brothers Larry and Mark, other family and many special friends. A
memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from Avalon Surrey
Funeral Home 13288 - 108 Avenue, Surrey BC, with reception to follow. Remembrances may
be made to the BC Cancer Foundation in Danny's memory.

STEPHEN _ James Alexander, January 3rd, 1910 - April 23rd, 2003, died peacefully at home
in Horsheshoe Bay. Beloved husband of Rebecca; father of John (Margaret) of Sooke, Jamie
(Helen) of Chemainus, Moira Zealand of Sechelt, 8 grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. Born in Yorkshire, Jim had a lengthy partnership with the fishing
industry before overseas service as a Royal Marine in WWII. Following immigration in
1954, the family settled in N. Vancouver, and in 1965 Jim opened his own importing
business. A life long mariner, Jim was active as a Sea Scout leader in his early years
in N. Van. His love and determined support for his family have been inspirational and
enduring. Deep gratitude to Dr. Paul Sugar for his compassion and friendship. Memorial
service at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St.. Georges St., N. Van. at 2:00 PM, May
3rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to World Vision Canada.

STOKES _ Rosina "Rose" age 82 years, passed away peacefully on April 25th, 2003 in
Surrey. She is survived by her husband Sid; son Bob; 3 grandchildren Bob (Lori), Rick
(Angie) and Lori (Larry); 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter;
sister-in-law Marg Bedore; as well as other family and friends. Cremation. No service by
her request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Society or the Diabetes
Association would be appreciated. FRASER HEIGHTS 604-589-2559

TAYLOR _ Harriet Mae (nee Bean). Born July 30th, 1914 in International Falls, Minnesota
passed away suddenly at home in Vancouver April 25th, 2003. She was predeceased by her
husband Reginald and brother Ralph Bean. She will be greatly missed by her daughter and
son-in-law Patricia and John Lindberg and grandchildren Stacey and Chad, all of
Richmond, BC. She is also survived by sisters Mildred Morton of Thunder Bay, ON and
Marge Lipka of Sauble Beach, ON. There will be no service at her request. If desired,
memorial donations may be made to The British Columbia Lung Association.

TISDALE _ John Bartholemew (Bart) passed away on Saturday, April 26th, 2003 in Delta BC.
He leaves his beloved wife, Daphne; son John (Dianne); daughter Erin and grandchildren,
Jackson, Joshua and Sarah. He lived a full and adventurous life. As a little tyke, he
was nicknamed "Bart the Fart" and grew up to be known as "Bart the Heart". Of his many
outstanding achievements, the most significant was that he touched the hearts of so many
people with his generous spirit and unconventional nature. His dear friends and family
will sadly miss him but his memory will live on. No service by request. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation BC, or the charity of your choice,
would be appreciated. DELTA FUNERAL HOME 604-946-6040

YEE _ Quon Moon of Vancouver passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 26, 2003 at Mount
St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Yee Hing Chang and her son Yee
Wing Foo. She will be deeply missed and remembered by her daughter Grace (Kevin);
daughter-in-law Lisa; grandchildren, Ryan and Justin, Arthur (Lorraine), Robert, Lester
(Pat) and great-grandson Andy. Special thanks to the staff at Extended Care, Mount St.
Joseph's Hospital for their kindness and support during Mom's stay. Funeral services
will be held 12 noon Saturday, May 3rd at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street,
Burnaby. Interment to follow.

YONEMURA _ On April 27th, 2003 Kazuma Yonemura of Burnaby B.C., aged 88 years. Survived
by his children, Ken, Kathryn, Joy and Dianne; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.
Visitation, Thursday May 1st, 2003 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel,
1835 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver B.C. Funeral Service, Friday May 2nd at 1:00pm.
Interment to follow, Monday May 5th, 2003 at Nelson B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations
to the B.C. Heart Foundation would be appreciated.

In Memoriams (04/30/03)
DINNERY _ T. Craig. March 5th, 1958 - April 30th, 1991 Deep in our hearts your memory is
kept to love to cherish and never forget _ Forever loved and missed, Mom and Kelly.

KARLINER _ Elsie Mary (nee Tofin) May 22, 1929 - April 30, 1999 I have lost my soul's
companion A life linked with my own An day by day I miss her more As I walk through life
alone. _Love, Bob

LUNDSTROM _ Stewart (Stu) April 30th, 1991 In memory of a loving husband and father _
Flo and Garry

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