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From: "Pamela" <>
Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Campbell River
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:15:13 -0700


Barnett, Thomas Speakman
Thomas Speakman Barnett, born September 3, 1909 in Red Deer Alberta, died
peacefully at home in Comox, B.C. on June 5, 2003.
Tom will be dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Ruth (nee Pidcock) of
Comox, his sister Winifred Healy of California, his daughter Nancy
Bosomworth and her sons Alan and Shane of Vancouver, and his son Paul and
his partner Shelly Hollingshead of Black Creek.
Tom spent his childhood at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and Genoa Bay near
Duncan. He was educated at Bridgeport High School in Richmond and the
University of British Columbia. Tom had a varied and interesting work
history which included serving as a student missionary for the United Church
of Canada, placer mining, editing a newspaper and working in and managing a
sawmill. Tom was manager of the Alberni and District Co-op, the first
employee of the Alberni and District Credit Union and a long-serving
executive member of the IWA, Local 1-85.
Foremost in Tom’s life was a devotion to public service. He served as a
school trustee in Wells, BC in the 1930’s, was an alderman of the former
City of Alberni between 1959 and 1962 and was the Mayor of the District of
Campbell River from 1976 - 1980. He was honoured to be the first Freeman of
Campbell River. Tom was most proud of having the privilege to be the CCF/NDP
Member of Parliament for Comox-Alberni for seven terms – 18 years – between
1953 and 1974. The area stretched from Port Alberni across and to the north
end of, Vancouver Island, including the northern Gulf Islands and a large
part of the Central Coast.
Throughout his life, Tom was a proud and dedicated democratic socialist who
constantly demonstrated his belief in the equality of all persons, no matter
what their means and heritage. He was committed to addressing the concerns
of all residents of his far-flung constituency and was a tireless advocate
for the First Nations People.
Tom was a humble and self-effacing man. His good humour, kindness, and
intelligence affected all who had the pleasure of knowing him. A gathering
to remember and honour Tom will be held on Saturday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. at
the Campbell River Community Centre. In lieu of flowers please make a
donation to your local Food Bank.

Ferryman, Thomas William 1916~2003
Beloved father to Lyle Thomas Ferryman and Glenys Marie Burfitt (Ferryman),
father in-law to Carol (Thorne) Ferryman and Michael Burfitt, grandfather to
Rebecca Claire Ferryman, David Marshall Ferryman and Andrew Marshall
Burfitt. Tom passed away peacefully of heart disease at St. Joseph’s
Hospital on June 6th, 2003. He was predeceased by his wife Jessie Marshall
Ferryman of Union Bay in 1982. Tom will be sadly missed by his family and
friends in the Comox Valley, Alberni Valley, Alberta, Michigan, Utah and
England. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 14th, 2003 at
2:00p.m. in the Chapel of Piercy’s Funeral Home, 440 England Ave.,
Courtenay. Rev. Ray Brandon Officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to the BC Cancer Society. Piercy’s Funeral Home and Crematorium have
been entrusted with the arrangements.

Laverdure, Norman Laurent
November 6,1940~June 5, 2003
Passed away after a long and courageous fight with heart and kidney disease
with his loving family by his side. He leaves behind his loving wife and
best friend Donna, his children Kerry (Carol), Kim (Darryl), Kent
(Jeanette), Louie, Bev (Pete), Kim (Owinn) & Herb. Eleven grandchildren
Chelsea, Jody, Nicholas, Kylie, Tory, Nick, Rikki, Tuscun, Alysha, Ann-Marie
& Troy. Sisters Jean (Erv), Helen (Abby) & Linda (Terry); Brothers Roger
(Marilyn) & Rudy (Ellen); Sisters-in-law Kathy (Kenny) & Jai (Iain);
Brothers-in-law Brian (Deb), Dan (Linda) & David (Sue), and many nieces,
nephews and friends. Dogs Sammy & Sollie.
Norman was a prominent business man in the community for 30 years, he was
owner of Willow Point Plumbing, a director for the 1st open heart and a
member of the Kawanis.
Norman loved gardening, his grandchildren, children dogs, greenhouse and
most of all his beautiful and supportive wife Donna.
Norman will be greatly missed by his family and friends as well as many
other people he touched. As one grandson says “I will miss Papa’s smiling
The Laverdure family would also like to thank Dr. Meckin and the emergency
staff as well as Dr. Rene Weir in Victoria and Dr. Andy at St. Paul Heart
Function Clinic in Vancouver.
Memorial to celebrate his life will be held at Sutton’s Funeral Home on
Thursday June 12, 2003 at 2p.m. Tea to follow at 3956 Dillman Rd.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heart and Stroke, The
Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Sutton’s in Care of Arrangements 287-4812

MICHALENKO, Darren, Lee, Allan
of Campbell River passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 5th, 2003, at age
38. He was born in Port Alberni on October 20th, 1964, and is predeceased by
his brother Johnny, and mother Sylvia.
Darren is survived by his father Robert Michalenko of Nanaimo, stepfather
Harry Havard and daughter Alaysha Michalenko of Campbell River; sister
Sherri (Brad) Walker of Campbell River; nieces and nephews Anna-Leigh and
Maxwell Walker; uncle Gus (Joan) Michalenko of Port Alberni; aunt Carol
(Bob) of Prince George. Darren loved woodworking, and creating interesting
pieces in wood.

"We’ve shared the joy of knowing and loving you Darren.
We know God has you safe
in his loving arms."
Your family and friends

Funeral services will be held from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on
Wednesday, June 11th, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. ISLAND FUNERAL AND CREMATION
arrangements. For those wishing donations in Darren’s memory to the Campbell
River Outreach Center, c/o Church of the Way, 451 - 7th Avenue, Campbell
River would be appreciated.

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