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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] July 04, 2003 Vancouver BC
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 07:45:08 -0700


Obituaries (07/04/03)
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper ANDERSON ARNOLD BEALES
BLINKER BROWN BUCHERT CRAIG DEL GIGLIO DUBOIS-PHILLIPS FERRIS FONG FRASER GRAY HOBSON
JENSEN JOTHEN KINSLEY KISSER LEE McCAW McLAUGHLIN McPHERSON OWENS PELTIER POLLARD
PUDDESTER REDWICK ROBERTSON RUTHERFORD WIEB

The Province notes the following deaths in today's paper ALEXANDER ARNOLD BEALES BISHOP
BLINKER BOYES BROWN BRUCE CRAIG DEL GIGLIO FRASER GRAY HOBSON KISSER LEE McLAUGHLIN
OWENS POLLARD ROBERTSON

ALEXANDER _ Norma Vida passed away peacefully on June 29, 2003, in Nanaimo. Norma was
predeceased by her loving husband Captain R.T. Alexander in 1996. Norma is survived by
three sons and wives, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No service by request. Mom
you are loved by all.

ANDERSON _ Vivian, peacefully in her own pretty bedroom at Inglewood Care Centre at 6
p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2003 after an unexpected stroke. Her much loved daughter
Kerry was holding her hand. At age 88, after living with Alzheimers for 10 years, Viv
was still enjoying life and delighting in the company of those she loved. Born in
Burnaby, BC on February 13, 1915, Viv grew up in South Granville with a bright,
enquiring mind. Denied university because of the Depression, she delighted in life-long
learning, at libraries, night school, UBC summer courses, Brock House and West Van
Senior Centre "coffee" discussion groups. Viv loved lilacs, crab sandwiches, Mars bars,
berets, royalty magazines, PBS series "Upstairs Downstairs", "Inspector Maigret",
"Hercule Poirot" and "Miss Marple". She once ate 12 cobs of corn. Among her small
pleasures: afternoon tea, summer gin-and-tonics (always Schweppes) with a friend in the
garden, and Dylan Thomas' reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" on Christmas Eve.
Having won a city-wide school grammar contest, Viv remained a fierce protector of words.
For over 40 years, she kept a list of the correct pronunciation of troublesome words.
She couldn't resist a fire engine siren or a Purdy's chocolate. Her favourite movie was
"Brief Encounter" with Cecilia Johnson. Vera Lynn's "That Lovely Weekend" reduced Viv to
tears. She was a wonderful home baker and gardener. Among Viv's happy memories of a good
life lived as she wished: matinees at the Stanley Theatre, RCAF war years in Calgary,
golfing at Point Grey, travels to Paris, England and Bermuda, days at EXPO 86, and
birthdays at the Empress Hotel in Victoria. She valued kindness, honesty, manners, men
who could whistle, and a good dance partner. Her face lit up at the sight of a baby or
young child, or the sound of a sing-a-long. Viv gave her daughter the gifts of a happy
childhood and lifelong unconditional love and support. In her later years living with
Alzheimers, Viv gave her daughter a new and wonderful gift - the ability to live in the
present, free of past or future worries; just delighting in a welcoming smile and a hug,
or a shared magazine, tea and cookies. Viv will be happily remembered by her daughter
Kerry McPhedran, dear nieces Sandy McCrone and Heather Qually, and the staff,
companions, residents and family members of Inglewood Care Centre. We will miss Viv's
welcoming smile, humour, generosity, kindness and the comforting touch of her soft
hands. Many thanks to the Margaret Fulton Alzheimers Support Group who eased the journey
for Kerry; to Viv's sister Maj McCrone who visited until her own death; to Dr. Annette
Anderson; and to the staff of Inglewood and Viv's companions Anna and Frances, for their
kind and constant care, and for their genuine affection which so brightened Mom's last
three years. What had been a lonely life ended as one filled with new friends. Vivian is
the inspiration behind Inglewood's proposed Friendship Garden, a safe retreat for those
with dementia. Donations towards a lilac tree may be made to the Garden Project,
Inglewood Residents Council, 725 Inglewood Ave., West Van V7T 1X8.. Vivian will be
remembered at Inglewood's monthly Celebration of Life, July 20 at 2 p.m. Best of all,
please visit a senior in care or alone at home, and hold a hand. Turn homeward always;
when we are together, the table will be set with love, and more, lamps will be lighted,
music at the door.

ARNOLD _ Mary passed away suddenly on June 29th, 2003, in Surrey, BC. Predeceased by her
husband James in 1996. Survived by children, Ashley and Tyler; father James Bjorgen,
brother Jamey, both of Bremerton, Washington, and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 7th, 2003, at 2:00 pm at Valley View Funeral
Home, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes
Association, 360 - 1385 West 8th, Vancouver, B.C., would be appreciated.

BEALES _ John Huson John H. Beales, 78, Langley, B.C., passed away on Monday, June 30,
2003 following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Margery; his eight children,
John (Marjorie), their children Johnny, Meredith, David, and Graham; Bob (Rose), their
son Timmy; Ann Antonuk (Larry), their children Alan, Danielle, and Mark; Ted (Gillian),
their sons Jamie and Steve; Ian (Anne), Bruce (Lori), their children, Ricky and Rachel;
Russell (Tami), their children Joel and Kaylee, and Barry (Sharon). He is also survived
by his brother, Bat (Paula); nephew David (Linda) of Langley, and many other nieces and
nephews. He was born July 25, 1924 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved with his family to
Langley in 1933. In 1942, he graduated from Langley High School and joined the RCAF. At
the end of the war he returned to Langley and married Margery Graham, his childhood
sweetheart. John was an active member of the Langley community. He served for a number
of years as a trustee on the Langley School Board. He also started and ran a successful
manufacturing business, J.H. Beales Steel Fabricators, in Langley from 1956 to 1978.
Following his retirement from the business, he served on the Langley Municipal Council
as an alderman and then as Mayor for two terms. He was very much involved with the
improvements to the Langley Airport and ran Double J. Aviation there for many years.
This involvement allowed him to continue his love of flying. John was known for his
socializing with friends and family as well as his willingness to lend a hand at a
moments notice. He will be greatly missed. By prior request of the deceased, no funeral
service will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to
the B.C. Diabetes Association, or the charity of your choice in memory of John Beales.

BISHOP _ Grisham (Lawless), 1924-2003. Sadly we announce the passing of our cherished
mother and grandmother at Richmond General Hospital on July 2, 2003. Leaving to mourn
are her daughter Phyllis (Gary); sons Pat (Kathy) and Michael; grandchildren Alicia
(Danny), Todd and Jim; extended family Guy (Sheryl), Toni (Brian), Joe (Marie), Nicole,
Colleen, and their families. Also her many friends here and in Reno. Mom was the last of
13 children born on her beloved P.E.I. Special Thanks to Dr. Lionel Tenby, Dr. J Yun and
the staff of 3 south. Private family rememberance to be arranged. Donations gratefully
accepted by Canadian Cancer Society or S.P.C.A. "An Islander to the end, God Bless Mom"

BLINKER _ Alma passed away peacefully on June 29th, 2003, at Youville Residence.
Predeceased by her loving husband Joseph in 1964. Alma was born in Vambula, Finland, on
October 14th, 1898, and came to Vancouver after WWI. Graveside burial to take place at
Ocean View Funeral Home, on Monday, July 7th, at 11:00 am.

BOYES _ Darryl Kenneth. A loving friend, father, brother, son, passed away suddenly on
June 25, 2003, two days before his 53rd birthday - (while taking part in a training
exercise in the Nicola River near Merritt). Darryl was predeceased by his father Kenneth
and is survived by his daughter Alexis (Jay); son Andrew; mother Florence; brother Derek
(Peg); sisters, Debbie and Deanna; and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves
behind his very special friend Judy, as well as Gail, the mother of his children. He
spent his early years in the Malakawa area before settling in Penticton. Darryl worked
for over 30 years for the Min. of Enviornment at various locations throughout B.C., the
majority of it in Penticton. His favorite pastime was fishing and camping with his
family and friends. A private service followed by cremation was held June 30, 2003. A
celebration of Darryl's life will be held at Idleback Lake on the weekend of Saturday
July 19 and Sunday July 20 starting at 1:00PM. Camping facilities are available. No
flowers please.

BROWN _ Clifton GordierClif passed away on June 3rd, 2003 at the age of 76 years at St.
Michael's Centre Hospice in Burnaby after a courageous 14 month battle with cancer. Clif
is survived by his wife (Gracie) of 51 years; son Douglas (Manuella); daughters, Donna
(Terry), Wendy (Ken) and Cheryl of Jasper; also grandchildren, Sharla, Julia, Scott,
Dale and Shannon; in addition sister Geraldine (Ron) Felty; brother-in-law Jim Thatcher
(Gwen) of Rossland. Clif began his career with the Bank of Montreal at age 19 years at
Dawson City, Yukon. After many transfers - New Westminster, Vancouver, Victoria,
Gibsons, Castlegar (where he met and married Grace Thatcher), then Merritt, Burnaby
where he retired as senior manager at age 58 years. Clif was a member of the Masonic
Lodge as worshipful master of King George 129 from 1985 to 1987. Clif was a member of
Shrine BC and Yukon in Burnaby; also Past President of Gizeh Oriental Band and past
President of International Shrine Oriental Band. His travels with these organizations
brought many lifelong friends. Above all Clif was a family man who enjoyed July in
Osoyoos with his children and later with grandchildren. Clif and Grace enjoyed many
cruises to Alaska, Panama and the Caribbean . There will be a memorial service at the
Gizeh Shrine Temple, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby on Tuesday, July 22nd at 2:00 pm,
refreshments to follow. For those wishing, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Clif's memory to St. Michael's Center Hospice, 7451 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby BC V5J 5C2.
The family wish to thank all who gave their support during this difficult time including
the staff at St. Michael's and the wonderful volunteers who where so kind to Clif, the
caring staff at Burnaby General 3rd floor and palliative care unit. A special thanks to
Clif's best friends, Charlie (Chuck) Robinson and to Gerry Holmes. We love you and will
remember. Cremation has taken place at Forest Lawn, Burnaby

BRUCE _ Clifford Munroe passed away June 27, 2003, at his home at the age of 68 years.
Cliff was predeceased by his father Murdock; his mother Katherine; and his sister Nona.
He will be lovingly remembered by his brothers, Lincoln (Myrtle) Bruce and David Bruce;
nephews, Mark (Judy) Bruce and David (Laura) Bruce; nieces, Trudy (Blair) and Marilyn
(Steve); great-nephews, Kris and Shane; and great-nieces Jennifer and Sydney. A Service
will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2003, at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Woodlawn Mission
Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn
Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Arthritis Society. Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 604-826-9548

BUCHERT _ Edward. January 1916 - July 2003. Passed away peacefully surrounded by his
family on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 after a long battle with cancer. He will be deeply
missed by his wife Dorothy; his children; and his "buddy" grandson Kristopher. A
Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2003 at Burquitlam
Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to
the BC Cancer Foundation in Ed's memory.

CRAIG _ Trevor Thomas, May 27, 1978 - June 28, 2003. Early Saturday morning, our beloved
Trevor was taken from us in a tragic car accident in Edmonton, Alberta. Trevor will be
missed by so many whose lives he touched in his short 25 years. He leaves behind his
loving wife of 5 months, Ximena Maza - Craig who thankfully survived the accident;
Mother & Father, Cheryl & Gary teBoekhorst; Son Dylan Thomas and Daughter Kaitlyn Marie;
Grandparents, Dave & Eleanor Craig and Gerrit & Ilas teBoekhorst; Grandfather, Ivan
Groseclose; Nana, Sandy Cervo; Aunts & Uncles, Charmaine & Daryel Nore, David & Deanne
Craig, Les & Sue Craig, Sylvia teBoekhorst, Kevin Smith, Sandy & Stacey Brassard, Ivan
Colton & Darrin Groseclose; Cousins, Dani & Devin Nore, Cassie & Jessie Craig & Wesley
Shenay & Colton Craig and his Mother and Father-In-Law Marta & Mario Maza. Trevor is
predeceased by his cousin Daryel Kyle Nore. A Memorial Service will be held at Valley
View Funeral Home at 14644 72nd St., in Surrey, on Saturday, July 5th, at 3 pm with a
reception to follow in Abbotsford.

DEL GIGLIO _ Filippa passed away July 2, 2003 at the age of 72 years. She is predeceased
by her sister and two brothers. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, husband
Giuseppe and children, Tony, Phillip (Josephine), Fred (Anne), Nick (Christine), Melina
(Alex), Gino (Sherri), Tina (David) and Dean; eighteen grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. She also leaves her brothers, Pasquale and Domenico and families;
her brother-in-law Fred Del Giglio and many relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.
Prayers will be offered Sunday, July 6th at 8:30 pm from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic
Church, 525 S. Slocan Street, Vancouver where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held
Monday, July 7th at 10:00 am. Fathers of St. Charles celebrants. Entombment to follow at
the Abbey Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. "We love you Nonna" BELL FUNERAL CHAPEL
604-253-4554

DUBOIS-PHILLIPS _ Sarah Buell (Sallie) died peacefully in her home on July 2, 2003, at
the age of 92. Sallie was born on August 16, 1910, in Midland, Ontario. She will be
lovingly remembered by her husband of 70 years; two sons; six grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the SPCA.

FERRIS _ George Perlie, born December 19th, 1923, passed away on June 30th, 2003. George
was predeceasd by his two brothers Fredrick and Harry. He is survived by his brothers
Harold, Wallace, and Archie. Beloved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. A Memorial
Service will be held on Saturday, July 5th, at 1:00 pm, at Robson Street Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses. Everybody should have an uncle George.

FONG _ Muriel passed away at home June 30, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Harry. She
will be deeply missed by her brother, five sisters and many nieces and nephews. A
celebration of Muriel's life will take place Saturday, July 5 at 9:30 am. at Glenhaven
Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings Street. Interment to follow at Ocean View Burial
Park.

FRASER _ Roderick, born at Dufftown, Scotland, April 10, 1924, passed away at Saturna
Island, July 2, 2003. Survived by his wife Jacqueline; children Keith, Lynne, Charles,
and Kevin; 12 grandchildren; 4 brothers and 1 sister. Rod immigrated to British Columbia
at the age of four years. He served in the R.C.A.F. during WWII, lived and worked as a
logger in Ruskin before retiring to Saturna Island. Rod was a piper for the Royal
Canadian Legion at Haney, Mission and Abbotsford. A Service will be held July 5, from
12:30-2:30 at the Saturna Island Community Hall. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers, donations be made in Rod's name to Saturna Recreation Centre Society, medical
clinic.

GRAY _ Victoria (nee Thomson). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
Victoria, born November 2, 1916 in Vancouver, passed away June 28, 2003 at UBC Hospital.
Predeceased by husband Thomas in 1976 and son Alfred in 1980. She is survived by son
Neil (Jaye); grandchildren, Brent (Michelle), Charles (Deb), Janene (Brad), and their
mother Carol, Heather, Connie (Dan), Matthew and Margaret; great-grandchildren Tyler,
Lindsey, Kourtni and Riley and their mother Kim, Mitchell, Spencer, Laura, Alyson,
Jessica and Sarina; plus many cousins. As she was born and raised in Vancouver, Victoria
knew much of the history of the area and three generations will miss her fascinating
stories of life in the young city. A truly kind and gracious woman, Victoria touched all
who knew her. She will be missed. Special thanks to the UBC Hospital staff. The service
will be conducted by Rev. Shelagh McKinnon Saturday, July 5, 2003 at King Edward Court,
2751

HOBSON _ George Lidford, born in Edmonton, AB, on October 26th, 1921, George passed away
peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 29th, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital
in Comox, BC. George is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret (Maudy)
Hobson; daughter Leslie and son-in-law John King; son Art and daughter-in-law Jo Ann,
and grand-children Elliott and Aynsley; sisters Rene (Alex) Urquhart of Courtenay, BC,
and Francis (Bill) Germann of Campbell River, BC; sisters-in-law Eve Zink of Sarnia, ON,
Bev (Ken) Aitken of Courtenay, BC, Kassy (Albert) Cessford of Courtenay, BC, and Marie
(Don) Gordon of Comox, BC, and all their families. A Service to Celebrate George's Life
will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 5th, 2003, at the Florence Filberg Centre. 411
Anderton Avenue, in downtown Courtenay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
George's memory to the Comox Valley Community Foundation or the charity of your choice.
PIERCY'S 250-334-4464

JENSEN _ Gunner Christian Gunner Jensen passed away peacefully in Chilliwack on the
evening of June 30, 2003. Born in Denmark in 1920, he is survived by his loving wife and
three stepchildren. There will be no service by request. WOODLAWN 1-604-793-4555

JOTHEN _ Arthur ("Art") Rueben. Born in Govan, Saskatchewan on July 29, 1918, our
beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on June 30,
2003. Art was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret ("Queenie"), whom he
dearly missed and will now be with forever. He will be sadly missed by his sons, Michael
and Kerry; daughter Gina (Hughes); daughters-in-law, Kathleen and Janet and son-in-law
Skip; grandchildren, Lisa (Frey), Dawn (Presswood), Cory (Harrison) and their spouses
and Christine and Steve; and five great-grandchildren. Art was predeceased by his
sisters, Alice (Gairns), Martha (Johnson) and Gladys (Knutson); and is survived by his
sister Ruth (Drew) of Toronto. Art will also be dearly missed by many other family and
friends in 100 Mile House and elsewhere. A special thank-you to Dad's dearest friends,
Harry and Jean King, Dorothy Myers, Rose Martin, Irene and Evy Barkley, and Barb Tole.
Art served overseas in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. After he married
Queenie, Art worked at Pacific Veener, Canadian Forest Products for over 30 years. In
the mid-1970s, Art and Queenie moved to the 100 Mile House area and co-owned Hathaway
Lake Resort. Art was highly respected for his hard work and willingness to help family,
neighbours and friends. In addition to his "day job", Art built or renovated several
houses, cabins and recreational campers. Sincere thanks to the nurses and staff of
Fisher Place in 100 Mile House; their heartfelt care and kindness for Art is deeply
appreciated. Thanks also to the staff at Carefree Manor and to Dr. Blair Main. No
service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your
choice. Dad - You and Mom will always be our biggest heroes.

KINSLEY _ Elaine Raley Died peacefully at home in Sacramento, CA at the age of 83. A
graduate of Prince of Wales High School in Vancouver, B.C. and Stanford University in
Palo Alto, CA. She is survived by children, Claire Kinsley and Jeffrey M. Kinsley;
brothers, Lon W. Raley and Ron Raley; and a myriad of other relatives and friends. Mrs.
Kinsley was one of two Canadian young adults selected to represent the country at the
Queen's Coronation Celebrations in London, England in May, 1937. Throughout her lifetime
her interests took her to many countries around the globe. Among her travels that stand
out are a trip by herself in her motor home to Costa Rica and treks to many South
American countries to research ancient ruins. A memorial service will be at 10:00 am on
Wednesday, July 9th, 2003 at Sierra Arden UCC, 890 Morse Ave., Sacramento, CA 95864.
Remembrances may be made to the charity of your choice.

KISSER _ Adeline, of Richmond, B.C., passed away peacefully on June 28, 2003.
Predeceased by her husband, George in 1993. Survived by her 2 sons, Roger (Margarete)
and Gordon; 5 grandchildren, Lisa (Mike), Greg, Rae-Lynn, Denise and Kirsten; 2
great-grandchildren, Richard and David. Funeral Service Thursday, July 10th, at 10:30
am, at Martin Luther Church, 505 East 46th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. Rev. Adolf Manz
officiating. Interment Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Hamilton-Harron
Funeral Centre (604) 325-7441

LEE _ Florence Lillian (Flo) passed away peacefully at St Mary's Hospital, New
Westminster, June 25, 2003. Born Florence Minchinton at Napanec, Ontario, June 18, 1909.
She was for 62 years the loving wife of William Cyril (Cy) who died November last. Flo
will be affectionately remembered by their son Randy; brother-in-law Kenneth Lee (Judy);
cousins, among them Neil Hillhouse, Bill Hamer, Vera Taber, Donabelle Olenick and Jean
Winslade; and very many friends. She was predeceased by her brother James who is
survived by his wife Audrey. Flo worked as a professional secretary and was a member of
the Canouver Club. Married to Cy in 1940, she went with him to the RCAF base Ucluelet to
assist with the YMCA War Services. After moving to New Westminster, where she and Cy
lived in a house they had designed together, she volunteered with the Royal Columbian
Hospital Auxiliary. An avid bridge player, Flo spent many memorable hours with her
neighbourhood friends and was always ready to share happiness or problems. She will be
much missed. Thanks of the family goes to the staff at Canada Way Care Centre and St
Mary's Hospital for their kindness. At her request, there will be no service. Memorial
donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

McCAW _ Fay Violet, born March 09, 1925, passed away peacefully on July 01, 2003 at the
age of 78 years. Fay is survived by her loving husband Ron, of 57 years; two sisters,
Esther and May of Manitoba; three sisters-in-law, Mervina of Manitoba, Helen and
Margaret of BC; as well as many nieces and nephews.

McLAUGHLIN _ Audrey Loverna, September 16, 1925- July 1, 2003. Audrey passed away
peacefully at St. Vincent's Langara on July 1, 2003 at the age of 77. She was
predeceased by her husband Tom and is survived by her four daughters Sandra, Bonnie,
Patti and Erin; her two grandchildren Ryan and Eden Goss; and her elder sister Bernice
Clifford of Wilkie, SK. Audrey lived in her home town of Wilkie until the early 1940's
when she moved to Edmonton and met and married her husband Tom. They moved to Vancouver
in 1953. After her husband's death in 1969, Audrey worked for Eaton's until her
retirement in 1990. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. There will be
no service by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Diabetes
Association would be greatly appreciated.

McPHERSON _ Daniel "Mr. Mac" Born in Vancouver, passed away June 21, 2003, the day
following his 72nd birthday. Predeceased by his parents Jessie Ann and Daniel from
Hopeman, Scotland. He will be sadly missed by his son Dan (Lesley); daughters Shelley,
Cathy (Mike) and their mother Dot; grandchildren Colin, Amy, Sam and Flynn. His family
will miss his great smile and sense of humour. His children will host an informal
celebration at the Kitsilano Yacht Club (west of Kits Pool) on Sunday, July 6 from 4 - 7
pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation: Cancer
Centre.

OWENS _ Miriam Claudia (nee Thomson). "Mims", born in Vancouver, September 11th, 1957,
passed away suddenly on June 29th, 2003, in Armstrong, BC. Mims is survived by her
husband and best friend Doug; her three loving children William, Diane and Joseph; her
parents, Bill and Mary Thomson; sisters Janet Nicholls (Chris), Nancy Gordon (Denny) and
Audrey Thomson; nieces Sara, Claudia, Miriam and nephew Duncan. She is also survived by
Doug's family Anne and Glenn Owens, Cathy, Marlee, Becky, Nonie and Jamie and many more
friends and relatives in Armstrong and Vancouver. Mims was a devoted RN at Willowdale
Guest Home, Pleasant Valley Manor and more recently at the Alexander Wing of Vernon
Jubilee Hospital. Her love of life showed in the farm she shared with Doug and also
through her children with their many accomplishments. A special thank you goes to the
Volunteers of the Armstrong Fire Department, the BC Ambulance Service, and to all those
who have helped to make this difficult time a little easier to bear. A Memorial Service
will be held on Saturday, July 5th, 2003, at 1:00 pm at the Armstrong Bible Chapel, 2145
Rosedale Ave., Armstrong, BC. At the families request, no flowers; a donation can be
made to the British Columbia Lung Association.

PELTIER _ Philippe, born November 24, 1946 in Megeve, France, emigrated to Canada in
1975, passed away peacefully June 20, 2003 after a battle with cancer in France. He is
survived by his loving wife, Evelina and their two sons, Kristian and Antoine. He will
be greatly missed by his sister Dominique; brothers, Bruno (Christine) and Laurent
(Francoise); as well as his many friends. Phillippe, past coach of the Vancouver and BC
Ski Teams was always most content among mountains and nature and was fortunate enough to
live his entire life and pass away in that very environment. He will be remembered as a
charismatic and passionate individual that left a profound imprint on anyone that had
the pleasure of meeting and getting to know him. Family and friends are invited to
Philippe's memorial service to celebrate his life at First Baptist Church, 969 Burrard
Street, Vancouver July 10, 2003 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations made to FBC
Shelter Program would be appreciated.

POLLARD (PRONICK) - Frank age 88, died peacefully on June 30, 2003, at Brock Fahrni
Pavillion. Predeceased by his dear wife of 60 years Steffie. Lovingly remembered by
family, Terry (Betty), Ron (Judy) and Linda (Harold) Phillips; grandchildren Michelle,
Nicole, Matt, Michael (Krista) Pollard, Craig and Stephen Phillips; brother-in-law John
(Carol) Broder and sister-in-law Olga (Harry) Zaseybida. Frank was a millwright at
Canadian White Pine and a union member of the International Woodworkers of America (IWA)
for 35 years. Special thank you to the staff at Brock Fahrni who provided excellent care
and compassion. A celebration of Frank's life will be held on Tue., July 8, 2003, at
11:30 a.m., at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Hall, 3150 Ash St. (16th Ave. & Cambie)
Vancouver, BC. ln lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation.

PUDDESTER _ Ann Beamister, 1913-2003 Peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital on
July 3, 2003, widow of Robert P. Puddester. Survived by a daughter Rosemary, of Saint
John and a son Robert (Norma) of Coqitlam, B.C.; sister Barbara Lilly and brother Arthur
White, both of St. John's, Newfoundland; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by
brother Ronald; sisters Margaret and Jean. Ann lived in Moncton, N.B., for many years
and was a member of the Engineers Wives and St. John's United Church there. Ann lived at
the Admiral Beatty Complex and had many friends and happy times there. She was loved and
will be greatly missed. There will be no service by request of the family. Donations to
the charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by the family. Interment in St.
John's, Newfoundland, at a later date. Castle Fallsview Funeral Home, 309 Lancaster
Ave., (634-1701) entrusted with the arrangements.

REDWICK _ William (Bill) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2003. Bill has
left his family and friends to join his beloved wife Mary, his soul mate and best
friend. Bill loved his golf, until recently he would play 2-3 rounds of golf a week with
his buddies at the Ridge. Special thanks to the staff and hospital workers at the
Cowichan District Hospital for their warm and sincere care. By Bill's request, there
will be no service.

ROBERTSON _ Marjory Juanita passed away peacefully at Minoru Residence, Richmond, BC on
June 24, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Clare; 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Survived by
several nieces and nephews. Private memorial service. Arrangements entrusted to Hamilton
Harron Funeral Centre.

RUTHERFORD _ Sylvia (nee Jang), born on April 27, 1970, passed away suddenly on June 30,
2003. Sylvia is survived by her loving husband Ian; children, Jordan and Noah. She will
be greatly missed by her mother Anna; siblings, Julie (Mike), Richard, William (Lennie)
and Susan. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home on
Sunday, July 6 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lupus Society would be
appreciated.

SHALE _ Jeffrey died suddenly June 14, 2003 while on vacation. A service was held June
20 in his birthplace, Coventry, England. Jeff was born January 13, 1936 and is survived
by his adoring wife, Dolly, brothers Derek and Peter, and sister Pauline. Jeff came to
Canada as a teenager and settled in Vancouver in 1955. An enthusiastic long-distance
cyclist, Jeff also was a goldsmith and had his own sculptor studio on Granville Island.
He had an adventurous approach to life, and will be sorely missed by his family and many
friends. A celebration of Jeff's life will be held July 5 at 2:30 p.m. Please call
604-263-5344 for more information.

WIEBACH _ Henni Carla Wiebach, born in Hamburg, Germany on July 20, 1918, passed away
peacefully on Friday, June 27, 2003. Predeceased two years earlier by Willi, her husband
of 61 years, it was her constant desire to be with him again. She was a loving wife and
mother and was sadly predeceased by her elder son, Wilfried. She is survived and missed
by her son Henning, daughters-in-law Dale and Diane, her grandchildren Jennifer,
Christine, Melanie, Joanna and Richard, as well as three great-grandchildren and many
friends. At Henni's request, no funeral service will be held. If desired, donations may
be made to the Alzheimers Society of British Columbia. Henni's family wishes to thank
the dedicated and compassionate staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre. HOLLYBURN FUNERAL HOME
PH. 604-922-1221

In Memoriams (07/04/03)
BASTIEN, William James 1 April 1936 - 4 July 2000 We make a living by what we get; we
make a life by what we give.

BUECKER _ Erich. February 22, 1934 - July 4, 2002 Dad, you were such a character that
thankfully it will be impossible to forget you. Fondly remembering you one year later.
_Love always, Marion.

HAYWARD _ Roberta January 6th, 1954 - July 3rd, 1994 The years may wipe out many things
But this they wipe out never The memory of those of happy days When we were all together
_ Sadly missed by Mom, Frank, Amber and Justin

STEVENS _ John C. July 4th, 2002 To Where You Are Who can say for certain Maybe you're
still here I feel you all around me You're memories so clear Deep in the stillness I can
hear you speak You're still an inspiration Can it be That you are my Forever love And
you're watching over me from up above _ Love forever, Liz

TAKASHI _ July 4, 1999 A man is judged not by what he has, by but what he has
accomplished...For a few special men like Takashi, accomplishment comes not in the form
of material wealth, but in the gift of giving. As a father, teacher, friend and mentor,
he gave his extended family all that he had learned throughout his life, willingly and
often. In every way, each person who touched or was touched by Takashi, carried forth a
living piece of his knowledge, his wisdom, his essence. In the end, no greater accolades
can be given than this celebration of life to our friend, our teacher, our mentor, a
family man, Takashi. We would do well to remember Takashi's way. Give always, expect
nothing, enjoy whatever you receive... Bringing heartache and many a silent tear _Missed
by Shizuko

TOME _ Carlos July 4th, 1999 In loving memory of a dear son, brother, cousin and friend.
We miss you so much. _ Dad, Mom, Maria, Carolina, Judy and families

Births (07/04/03)
Shane McCardle and Valarie Yiu are proud to announce the birth of their 6 pound 11 ounce
girl Thaila Tasanee McCardle born April 6th, 2003. We would like to take this
opportunity to thank our family and friends for sharing this special moment with us and
thank you for your visits, thoughts and gifts. You are all truly appreciated.

Anniversary (07/04/03)
CONGRATULATIONS YOU DID IT! HAPPY 5Oth ANNIVERSARY ED AND BETTY RUBY Love Mike, Deanna,
Jake, Heather, Larry, Ryan, Noah, and Peyton

HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY Art and Laura Koo July 4, 1943


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