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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] August 2, 2003 Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 09:26:46 -0700

The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper AHOLA ALLAN

AHOLA _ Allan E. May 31, 1918 - July 23, 2003 A celebration of Allan's life
will be held Saturday, August 9th at daughter Lynne's residence beginning at
2 pm, 47340 Greenhill Road, Chilliwack. Phone 604-858-8705 for directions.

ALLAN _ Lawrence W. (Lawrie), passed away at home on July 31, 2003, at the
age of 74. Survived by his loving family, wife Fay; daughter Lorna (Dan)
Foster; son James; step-sons Russell, Bradley and Christopher (Karen) Adams;
grandchildren Laura, Matthew, Jonathan, and Brayden; and labs Fred and
Summer. Retired from V.F.D. after 35 years. Also a lifetime member of B.C.
Gun Dog Club. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to a
charity of your own choice would be appreciated.

ASH _ Robert "Bob", of Surrey, BC, passed away peacefully on July 25th,
2003, after a valiant battle with cancer, which he fought with dignity and
courage. Bob will be remembered by his loving wife Virginia of 48 years;
daughter Cindy; son Larry; and grandchildren James, Teresa, Roberta, Roman,
and Hudson. Bob spent most of his working years in the shoe business and in
the later years he was co-owner of Nash's Shoes in the Burquitlam Plaza. He
will be missed by all those in the business and all those who knew and loved
him. No service by his request. A gathering of family and friends took place
on July 28th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer

BIRD _ Peacefully on July 31, 2003, Allan (Al) Ernest George Bird of
Squamish, aged 84 years. He is lovingly remembered and will be forever
missed by his wife, Giselle; 3 daughters, Valerie Niyri, Brenda (Dan) Kelly,
Cheryl (Peter) Rush; 4 grandchildren, Michael, Christy, Kevin and Trevor;
also his many relatives in England, New Zealand and Australia. Funeral
Service will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., at St.
John's The Divine Anglican Church, 40285 Diamond Head Road, Garibaldi
Highlands. Donations in memory of Al may be made to the Squamish General
Hospital Ladies Auxiliary or to the Hilltop House Support Society.
Condolences may be sent to

BOURKE _ James Trenwith March 12, 1917 - July 27, 2003 It is with great
sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father, "Tren",
after a long, valiant fought battle. Survived by his loving wife of 38
years, Mary; daughter, Susan; and son Timothy (Ginette). From his birth in
St. James (Winnipeg), Manitoba, until his reunion with God, Tren led a life
of service: in WWII, served in the Air Force; past president of the Royal
Canadian Legion in St. James and member of branch #118 (North Vancouver);
past master of the Masons in St. James, Lodge #121; lay reader and active
church member of the Anglican church in Winnipeg and North Vancouver; worked
as a District Pension Advocate for veterans in Winnipeg and Vancouver. We
would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Bard and the staff of
Evergreen House and Lions Gate Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held at
St. Catherine's Anglican Church, North Vancouver, on August 6th, at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lions Gate Hospital
Foundation, 406-1124 Lonsdale, North Vancouver, B.C. Those who are wise will
shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to
righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. _ Daniel 12:3

BURKE _ Barbara Ann (nee Albers) Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister and Friend.
Born August 22, 1948 in Vancouver, B.C., died July 29, 2003 at Royal
Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., peacefully, after a lengthy
illness. David, her devoted husband of 18 years near her side. Sadly missed
by her husband David; children Samantha, Paul (Catharine), Kimberley;
grandchildren, Jessica and John; her sister Rita (Bill) Davies; nieces and
nephews, Jennifer (Kliff), Stefanie, Dennis, Kathleen, Sandra (Dennis),
Kerri (Greg) and Geoff: her sister-in-law, Barbara McCrossan, brother-in-law
Ian (Rene); other extended family too numerous to mention individually;
close friends, Jim and Doreen Box, David Morier, Ann and Cor Verbaan; and
many others from her work and the Navy League Cadets. Barbara graduated from
Kitsilano High School in June, 1966. She worked for the Government of B.C.
for over 35 years; with the B.C. Forest Service immediately after
graduation, and most recently with the Burnaby Courts. She was an Officer
with J.F. Williams Navy League Cadet Corps in New Westminster for several
years in the mid 1990's. She will be remembered for her love of small
children and her cats. No stray child or cat was ever deprived of a hug. At
Barbara's request there will be no formal memorial service. Her family and
friends will remember her privately. Donations, in lieu of flowers may be
sent to the S.P.C.A. or a charity or your choice.

COPE _ Margaret "Mickey" passed away peacefully July 31, 2003 at Burnaby
Hospital. Born November 27, 1931 in Kamloops, BC. Survived by son Kim,
daughter-in-law Jenny, granddaughter Jamie, grandson Sam; daughter Tracy and
grandson Brad; also her brothers, William and James Howett; sisters, Juanita
Howett and Betty Monte; and many nieces and nephews. Donations may be made
in Margaret's memory to the Burnaby Firefighters. No service at family's

COUSINS _ Rex Earl, of Richmond, formerly of Victoria BC., peacefully on
July 31, 2003, aged 82 years. Survived by his loving family: wife Elizabeth;
sons, Darcy (Janice), Mark, David; daughters, Anne (Fernando) and Gail
(George); 12 grandchildren and many friends. Rex graduated from the
University of Toronto SPS 1948, and served in the RCAF until 1969. He
continued his career as a Professional Engineer in Victoria and parts of
Africa until his retirement in 1992. Funeral service will be conducted by
The Rev'd Kevin Dixon, Thursday, August 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's
(Kerrisdale) Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th (at Larch) Vancouver. Flowers
gratefully declined in favor of donations to St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican
Church Trust & Endowment Fund (V6M 1P5) Walkey & Company Funeral Directors
604 738-0006

DAHLBY _ Harold James passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in
Vancouver. Harold was born at Broderick Sask., November 9, 1915. Moving to
Vancouver Island in the early forties, he worked as a lumber grader in
sawmills. Moving to Vancouver in 1952, he bought into an owner operated
plywood factory in the neighboring city of Richmond and worked as a steam
engineer in the mills power plant. Harold retired in 1980 and became an
ardent boater and sports fisherman. Other interests were his music and work
on his summer cottage at Pender Harbor. Harold will be sadly missed by all
family members. No service was his request.

EDWARDSEN _ Helen (nee Nelson) passed away in Totem Lodge, Sechelt, B.C. on
Sunday, July 27th, 2003. Born in Hammond B.C., she was 74 years of age.
Predeceased by her husband Odd in 1992. Helen is survived by 1 son, Gordon
and wife Aurora, Roberts Creek; 1 daughter, Lynda Edwardsen, New
Westminster; 4 grandsons, Nick, Scott, Royce, Jered; 3 brothers, Jake,
Lawrence and John Nelson; 3 sisters, Mickie Edwardsen, Jean Baile and Mary
Hutchison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers,
Earl, Bill, Leo and sister Dorothy. Memorial funeral services will be held
in the Living Faith Lutheran Church, 4607 Whitaker Road, Davis Bay, B.C.
Saturday August 9th at 11:30. A celebration of Helen's life will follow. A
special thanks to Helen's caregivers at Totem Lodge. In lieu of flowers a
donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

ERICKSON _ Marceline Mary passed away peacefully on July 31st, 2003 at Holy
Family Hospital in Vancouver. Marceline was born June 6th, 1917 in Lashburn,
Sask. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Holy Family Hospital in 1939.
A beloved mother of 8 children, predeceased by son, Terry, and husband,
Walter Erickson, she will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. She is
survived by daughters; Roseanne, Carol Marie, Barbara, and Constance
(Connie), sons; Don, James, and Duke (Patrick) and sisters; Francis and
Margaret. She was a strong woman physically, mentally, and spiritually who
believed in the challenge of life. She lived by her principles, never
wavering or compromising. A believer in education, racial equality, and the
fulfillment of individual potential, she exemplified a great mother, teacher
and outstanding example! We all shall miss you dearly, but you gave us the
tools to deal with the future. Funeral Mass shall be held Saturday, August
2nd, 9:30 am at Our Lady of Fatima, 1423 E. 13th Ave., Vancouver, cremation
to follow. A memorial service will be held in Duncan at a later date. Rest
in Peace Sunshine! Goodbye To You! On the wings of an angel, You will soar
up above, Beyond the grips of this planet, To take with you our love, No
more tears will be shed, No more pain will be felt, For all your years of
faith, A good hand you will be dealt, A smile you will have, Forever in Its
place, A youthful beauty marked, Forever on your face, Peace is near you
now, You reach for It and then, On the wings of an angel, To heaven with God
we send!

FINLAYSON _ Marjorie May (nee Jones), wife of the late Harvey Duncan (Bud)
Finlayson passed away in Montreal on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at the age of
80 after a lengthy illness. She leaves behind her daughter Judy (Vancouver);
her son Gordon (Toronto) and was predeceased by her son Stephen. She also
leaves her grandchildren, Ashley, Danielle and Michael and is survived by
her brothers, Ted and Arthur and her sister Helen. A service in her memory
was held in Montreal on Monday, July 21st.

FINNSSON _ "Finn" (Felix Charles) 1921-2003 Passed away July 27, 2003 at The
Richmond Hospital after a courageous struggle with prostate cancer. He will
be sorely missed by his wife of 59 years, Betty (Harrison); daughters,
Sharon Calvert (John) of Steveston, and Janet Horn (Geoff) of Courtenay; and
son Gary of (Pitt Meadows); grandchildren, Terri Buter (Pierre), Linda
Calvert (Darren Strang), and Steven Calvert (Marina), all of Steveston; John
and Kim Horn (Courtenay); and Erik Finnsson (Pitt Meadows);
great-grandchildren Josie and Quinn Buter; sister Margaret Finnsson
(Marpole) and brother-in-law Pat Harrison (Lois, Burnaby). Predeceased by
his son Brian; parents and sisters, Inga Brown and Dorothea Worley; and
brother Harold Finnsson. Finn was a long time resident of Marpole before
moving to Courtenay and worked for Marpole Equipment and latterly with Al
Scott Lock and Safe. The world is a poorer place with his passing and he
will be missed by those whose lives he touched and will forever be held dear
to our hearts. Please no cards or flowers. A celebration of Finn's life will
be held on Tuesday, August 5 at 3578 Garry Street, Steveston at 1 p.m.

FRASER _ Christina, born in Badachro, Scotland on January 27, 1921 passed
away suddenly on July 29, 2003 in Kelowna, BC. Survived by her daughter
Marion and her husband Gary Whiffin of Vancouver and their family: Andrea
and Jeff Zimmerman, Amy Whiffin and Julie Whiffin. Also her youngest
daughter Marney Huck and Bob McMurchy of Westbank, BC. Her older brother
John, his wife Elsie and their families. Thanks to all her friends at Sun
Village. Memorial service and celebration of her life Wednesday, August 13
at 2:00 PM in the Sun Village Clubhouse, 2330 Butt Road, Westbank. Flowers
kindly declined in favour of donations to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna.

HATCHWELL _ Elizabeth Florence "Betty" passed away suddenly at her home in
Burnaby Monday, July 21, 2003. Betty had numerous medical conditions but
continued to be independent and was an inspriation to many. Betty's
determination, warm smile and friendship will be truly missed by all who
knew her. No funeral by request.

HEDEN _ James S.W. (Jim), June 4, 1916 - July 28, 2003. Jim is lovingly
remembered and sadly missed by his wife Rosalind (wed 60 years June 26,
2003); his loved son Richard of Vancouver, B.C.; his loved daughter Patricia
Hewson and her loved husband Don of Nepean, Ontario; and loved grandsons Tim
and Adam. Jim was a good natured man with a good sense of humor and loved by
many relatives and friends. He served in the RCAF in World War II and worked
as a respected sales representative and territory manager for G.H. Wood &
Company Ltd., Burnaby, for many years. Jim was also active in the Boy Scout
Movement and the Celiac Association. Memorial Service will be conducted by
The Revd. Graeme Brownlee, Saturday, August 16, at 2:30 p.m., at St.
Augustine's Anglican Church, 8680 Hudson Street, Marpole, Vancouver.
Reception to follow in the church hall. Walkey & Company Funeral Directors
604 738-0006

HIRNSCHALL _ Helmut passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2003, at his home in
Mission, BC. Helmut was predeceased by his son Mark. He will be lovingly
remembered by his wife Joanna and son Jason. His love and appreciation for
nature, which he expressed to the world in his art and writings, will be a
light for all our paths. Special thanks to Dr. Edelson and Dr. Potter and
all the Home Care Nurses for their extraordinary care. A celebration of
Helmut's life and work will be held in the fall of 2003. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Integrated Healing Centre, #200 - 1330 West 8th
Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4A6. Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission
Funeral Home 604-826-9548

HOGG _ Gladys, passed away on August 01, 2003. Born in Saskatchewan, on
April 12, 1930. Gladys is survived by her loving family, husband David of 49
years; sons David (Margaret) and James (Joyce); grandchildren Jackie and
Katie and their mother Carleen Hogg; great-grandsons Jonathan and Jordan;
brother Jim (Joan) Pedersen; sister Lila (Harold) Bustard; and many friends.
Memorial Service 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 9, 2003, at Strawberry Hill
Community Hall, 12152 75th Avenue, Surrey, BC. Special thanks to Janet at 6
West, Cancer Clinic, for her loving care to Gladys and the family.

HOWELL _ Elizabeth Margaret Georgina (Kirkwood), born in Denny, Scotland on
December 16th, 1916. Betty left this world on July 30th, 2003 to join her
husband of 62 years, John who passed away on February 8th, 2003. Survived by
loving sons, Kenneth (Alicia) and John Jr. (Barbara). Sadly missed by
grandchildren, Jennifer, her daughters Samantha and Elizabeth, Geoff,
Alyson, Trevor (Jodie) and Kurtis; brother-in-law Earnest (Kay) Howell of
Vancouver. Also missed by many nephews, nieces and friends. No service by
request of family. There is no truer scripture written than Ruth 1, 16-17.

JACKSON _ Eileen (nee Pierce) On July 30th, 2003, at age 75, Eileen passed
away at home with the family that she cherished at her side, husband
William; daughter Cathie Garnett (Paul); and grandchildren Jessica and
Leesa. Born in Deloraine, MB, April 30th, 1928, raised and educated in
Vancouver, and married in 1949. Retired as Office Manager with B.C
Assessment Authority - Richmond/Delta office in 1993. Many thanks to Doctors
Yun and Myckatyn, the staff of the Richmond Hospital Oncology clinic, Eva
and all the nurses of Richmond Health Services, and all other caregivers who
eased her difficulties. At Eileen's request, no service will be held.
Interment Victory Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC
Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun is set for me I want not nites in a gloom-filled room, Why cry
for a soul set free? Miss me a little _ but not too long, And not with your
head bowed low, Remember the love that we shared, Miss me _ but let me go.

KOPPERUD _ Aagoht Bernice passed away quietly in Harry Purdy Pavilion on
Thursday, July 17, 2003 at the age of 89. Aagoht was born August 28, 1913 in
Saskatoon and raised at Lanigan, Sask. She began her career as a
schoolteacher in Sask. Following WWII she moved to Vancouver where she
worked as the Assistant Treasurer with Gulf and Fraser Fishermen's Credit
Union and the Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service before opening her
own consulting business, Kopperud Income Tax Service, in 1972. Aag is
survived by her twin brother Dion (wife Juanita) and sister Ruth Hillis
(husband Dick) of California, her brother Herbert (wife Jean) of Lanigan and
Walter of LeRoy, Saskatchewan; her nephews, Gerald, Garry and Clair
Kopperud; her nieces, Margaret Faktor, Dianne Bartel, Lynne Blair, Joyce
Holland, Florence Parohl, Gail Hanson, Connie Dickson and Donna Porten; as
well as her many great-nephews, nieces and godchildren. She was predeceased
by her sister Edith Clifford; brother-in-law Fred, and sisters-in-law, Alice
(husband Dion) and Irene (husband Walter).

LANDAUER _ Barbara (Graham) passed away peacefully on July 17, 2003, in
Vancouver, B.C. Predeceased by her husband, Otto, in 1980. Barbara was born
on April 2, 1921, and raised in Leeds, England. During World War II, she
commenced active service with the British Army, trained as a convoy and
ambulance driver, and was assigned to the Irish Guard in North London. She
was also the personal driver for General Charles de Gaulle and other
officers. After the war, Barbara earned a B.A. degree from London University
and did post-graduate studies at the Froebel Institute for early childhood
education. She taught elementary school in London and the Bahamas. In 1953,
Barbara came to Vancouver and taught Grade 1 at Ridgeview Elementary School
in West Vancouver. In 1954, she met and married noted photographer, Otto F.
Landauer. Barbara was an erudite person with wide interests. She will be
fondly remembered by a large circle of friends in Vancouver, Victoria and
Saturna Island. No service by request. A gathering of friends to celebrate
Barbara's life will take place at a later date. For further information,
please contact Mrs. Linda Williams, Hay & Watson, 604-732-1466.

LANGE _ Sally Cathryn Born February 9th, 1962, left us May 30, 2003. God
took her too soon. Sally was born in West Vancouver and attended school at
Westcott and graduated from West Van Sentinel. Sally lived and worked in
Vancouver, Palm Springs and London, England off and on since 1980. Sally
loved London and had many friends there. Sally is survived by her
grandmother Norma Hill; her mother Cathy; step father Bill; her brother
John; step brother Sean and their families; her cousins Lindy, Jennifer,
Michelle and David and her niece Courtney. A Memorial and Celebration of
Life for Sally was held in England and we have brought her ashes home as she
would have wished. A private memorial for Sally will be held in Vancouver.
Those who knew and cared for Sally know her passing shows how fragile life
can be. There is a hole in our hearts and the world will be a sadder place
without Sally. For those who wish please make donations to your favourite
charity in remembrance of Sally. The family's address is: 1862 Purcell Way,
North Vancouver, V7J 3K3. 604-904-9948.

LAWSON _ Garden, born January 19, 1920 in Aberdeen Scotland, passed away
suddenly on July 30, 2003. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife
Doris; daughter Sylvia; sons Garden and Bruce; 3 grandchildren; and 1
great-grandchild. Garden was a marine engineer. During WWII, he served in
the British Merchant Navy. He came to Canada with his family in 1952 to join
CN, first as Superintendent of Marine Operations for the Maritime Region,
then for B.C. Always an avid golfer, Garden played regularly with his
friends at McCleery course, doing what he loved until the very end. A
Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial, 602 Kingsway, at 10:00 am,
Thursday, August 7.

LEHMAN _ Lawrence R., passed away July 17th, 2003, at the age of 55 years.
Missing him are wife Joan; daughter Lorann; son-in-law Bob; grandchildren
Curtis and Emily; also his sister Louise; and father Norman. A Memorial
Service has already taken place. A memorial donation can be made to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation.

MacDONALD _ Elizabeth May MacDonald (nee Crossley) passed away on July 30,
2003 in New Westminster, B.C. Predeceased by her parents John and Mary Jane
Crossley; brothers, George, Albert (Div), Stanley, Frederick, Gordon;
sisters, Edith and Evelyn;, husband Hector and infant daughter Willa Mary.
Survived by daughters, Carolyn Haining (Bob), Judy Jackson (Terry);
grandchildren, Donna Sasi (Les), Bryan, Melissa and Lindsay Jackson; brother
Joe Crossley; many nieces and nephews and special friend "Barney". May (as
she preferred to be called) was born in the Municipality of South Vancouver
on September 28, 1917 but spent most of her childhood and young adult life
in North Burnaby. Mom's hobbies were knitting, crocheting, sewing, dancing,
gardening and bingo but her main passion was bowling. She began 5-pin
bowling in the 1940's with her husband in the Vancouver Postal League, then
in the 1950's she became part of the Vancouver Major "A" Ladies at The
Commodore Lanes and was sponsored by Lady Gaye. She continued bowling into
the 1960's with the Norquay School PTA League and was then introduced to
10-pin bowling with the Seniors at the STRY Lanes and then Town & Country
Lanes in Vancouver. She continued 10-pin bowling with the Seniors and going
on their annual bus trip to Reno until she was 82 years of age. Carolyn and
Judy wish to thank the dedicated nursing staff of 5 West of St. Mary's
Hospital, the ambulance attendants and Emergency Room staff of Royal
Columbian Hospital and the dedicated and caring nurses and care aides of
Royal City Manor who kept Mom comfortable. There will be no service at Mom's
request. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the
charity of your choice in May's memory. Bingo!!!

MAGUIRE _ Wallis Leroy Maguire, aged 75, passed away on July 26, 2003 after
a long and arduous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Anna and
her family; his children, Graham (Karla), Susan (Albert) and Bradley
(Brenda); his grandchildren, Alex, Steven, Amara, Brian and Jocelyn. Wally
is also survived by his brother James (Mae) and sisters, Shirley (Harald)
Gunderson, Wilma (Pat) Alair and half-sister Clara Stevenson. Wally joined
the RCMP in 1948. After retiring from the force in 1971, he started a new
career with the BC Telephone Company. His community service spanned more
than half a century and his tireless efforts touched thousands. A memorial
service will be held on Friday, August 8, 2003 at 10:30 am at the
Agricultural Hall in Agassiz, BC. Rev. Steven Laug officiating. In lieu of
flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to either the
Heart and Stroke Foundation or the British Columbia Lions Foundation for
Children with Disabilities. The family would also like to take this
opportunity to thank Shirley Dunlevy and the other support workers for their
compassionate care during Wally's final months. Woodlawn 1-604-793-4555 or

MCARDLE _ Shirley (nee Tieml) passed away in Kamloops, B.C. at the age of 58
years after a courageous battle with Scleroderma. Shirley is predeceased by
her son Mathew and is survived by her loving family: her husband and soul
mate Gerald; her loving parents, Alice and Gord Waters; her 3 daughters,
Sheila, Barbara and Wendy; her grandchildren, Kristy, Lisa, Lillian,
Mackenzie, Sarah, David Robert and great-grandchildren, Sydney and Destiney.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 2nd at 1:00 pm from the
Thompson Valley Funeral Home, 100 Hwy. 97C, Ashcroft. Donations in memory of
Shirley may be made to the Scleroderma Society of Canada, 95 Woodfield Road
S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2W 5K5. Thompson Valley Funeral Home.

MITCHELL _ Evelyn. With much sadness we announce the passing of Evelyn who
died of heart failure on July 25, 2003 in West Vancouver. Evelyn was born in
1913 in Lumsden and raised in Success, Saskatchewan. She moved to Vancouver,
becoming a nurse at Vancouver General Hospital. In Vancouver she met and
married Rae Mitchell. Evelyn was predeceased only 14 months ago by her
husband Rae and prior to that, her sister, Bernice. Evelyn is survived by
her brothers, Bill and Lloyd Hetherington and sister Shirley Ashley. She
will be remembered lovingly by her daughters, Gail McFarland and Nancy
Stibbard; sons-in-law, Robert and John; as well as her grandchildren, Kathy,
Laura, Alison and John Jr. Her great-grandchildren will always remember her
as the best great granny in the world. Her goodness, wisdom and comforting
ways as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and as a dear
friend to all who knew her will be a cherished memory. A warm thank you to
all the staff at Hollyburn House who did so much to make her last days as
comfortable as possible. A service to celebrate Evelyn's life will be
Friday, August 8th, at 1:00 pm, at the Canyon House, 3590 Capilano Road,
North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to
the Canadian Heart Foundation.

MONK _ Richard Harvey Jervis. Born on July 19, 1919 in Limerick,
Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully in Vancouver on July 28, 2003.
Predeceased by his sister Gladys and brothers, George and Harry, he is
survived by his wife Elizabeth; son Gordon and brother Fred. Dick was a
life-long student and educator, graduating from the Vancouver Normal School,
U.B.C. and the University of Washington. He taught and administered in
several British Columbia schools for periods between 1938 and 1959 before
serving as a professor of education at the University of Victoria until his
retirement in 1979. No service by request. Sincere thanks to the
compassionate staff of the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital for
their wonderful and comforting care.

MORRIS _ Gomer David, born May 9, 1912 in Vancouver, died peacefully in his
sleep at St. Michael's Care Centre on July 28, 2003 after a long and happy
life. Predeceased in 1999 by his wife of 60 years, Clara. Mourned by his
family, Margaret (Larry), Dave (Tonya), Louise; grandsons, Steve (Kristine),
Blair, Andrew, Reese, and Cameron; sister Gwladys (Arnold); nephew Edward
(Brenda); and many dear friends. Gomer loved his family, his friends,
animals, Ford cars and trucks, and Coors beer. He was a generous, colourful
character - anyone who ever met him remembers him. Donations in his memory
may be made to St. Michael's Care Centre, Burnaby Hospital Foundation, or to
a charity of your choice. A private family gathering is planned for a later

NEWTON-GRAF _ Donna M. (1952-2003) passed away suddenly on July 29, 2003 at
Vancouver General Hospital. Donna was born in Victoria, BC, grew up and was
educated in Port Alberni. Following graduation she moved to Vancouver, and
at the time of her death was employed at Metrix Insurance. Donna was
predeceased in 1973 by her mother, Marion Miller Newton, and by her father
R. Roy Newton in 1993. She is greatly missed and will always be remembered
with love by her husband and best friend, Stephan Graf of Vancouver and
sister Debbie (Al) Barby. "Auntie" will always be in the hearts of her
nieces Amanda Jane Ellis and Dana Marie Ellis, all of New Westminster,
stepmother Betty Newton of Victoria as well as an extended family of
in-laws; Wilfred, Michael, Thomas, Ilonka, Gabriel, Renee, Willy, Christina
and Oma. During her lifetime Donna touched so many, many people all of whom
respected her and will remember her fondly. The Family would like to thank
the staff at VGH, ICU2 and NICU for their kind care. Donna was an avid bird
watcher and wildlife enthusiast. In lieu of flowers please consider making a
donation to the Owl (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society in Ladner. At
her request there will be no service. A reception celebrating Donna's Life
will be held on Sunday, August 10th, 2003 at the Renaissance Hotel at 1133
West Hastings Street in Vancouver from 2pm til 6pm. All those who wish to
share memories and celebrate her life are welcome.

NICHOLSON _ John Joseph, born October 8th, 1960, in Vancouver, British
Columbia, passed away July 26th, 2003, in Richmond, British Columbia. Dearly
beloved son of Bob and the late Jacqueline. Loving brother of Moira (Kevan)
and Trish. Loving uncle of Simon, Anna, Joe and Celia. John will be sadly
missed by his aunt, uncles, cousins and his many friends. His passion for
music and exuberant personality will be missed. A Prayer and Wake Service
will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond,
B.C., on Wednesday, August 6th, 2003, at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be
celebrated at St. Joseph Parish on Thursday, August 7th, 2003, at 10:30 am.
Cremation. In lieu of flowers, a donation in John's memory made to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice would be greatly

ORR _ Edith Lorraine (nee Hodgins), born in Regina, Saskatchewan on April
25, 1927, died peacefully on July 29, 2003 in Burnaby. B.C. Predeceased by
her husband of 49 years. Robert J. T. Orr. Survived by her loving family:
son Bob (Anne); grandson David; sister Ferne Hodgins; sister-in-law Janet
Orr; nephews and nieces, Warren (Linda) Hodgins of Calgary, Denis Gartner of
Calgary, Roy (Karen) Hanna of Ottawa, Wayne (Irina) Hanna of Winnipeg; and
cousins Art and Joan, and, Ian and Bonnie Hay in the US. She will be greatly
missed by her family and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Wendy Lam and staff
of the Burnaby Hospital Cancer Centre, and Dr. Alan Nixon and staff of the
Burnaby Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Flowers most gratefully declined,
however, friends so wishing may make donations to the Burnaby Hospital
Foundation (Cancer Centre or Palliative Care Unit) or a charity of their
choice. As per Edie's request, there will be no service. In my heart your
memory lingers Always tender, fond and True There's not a day, dear mother,
I will not think of you

PARKER _ Grace Mclnnes, age 81 years, passed away peacefully at Peace Arch
Hospital, on July 31, 2003, after courageously battling cancer for 17 years.
Predeceased by her husband Vincent and daughter Marlene; she is survived by
daughters Dianne (Brent) and Vicki; son-in-law John; 6 grandchildren Kim,
Cam, Debbie, Lori, Jenny, Dawn; 8 great-grandchildren. A special thank you
to Dr. Gelmon at BC Cancer Clinic, and Dr. King and Nursing Staff at
Palliative Care at Peace Arch Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held
at 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Victory Memorial Park Funeral
Centre, 14831 - 28th Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Cancer Society would be appreciated. A precious and loving mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Missed forever, but now resting
peacefully with no pain. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

REDER _ Frank Mark passed away peacefully at Inglewood Care Centre on July
26, 2003 with his family by his side. He is lovingly remembered by his wife
of 46 years Eva, his daughter Sandra, his daughter Victoria (Pietro), son
Mark (Alissa) and five grandchildren, Mark, Michael, Isabel, Sophia and
Julia, his brother Joseph (Linda) and his many nieces and nephews. Frank was
born in Kirkby-On-Bain, England on July 22, 1922. He moved to Canada in 1951
and held the position of Secretary Treasurer of the B.C. School Trustees
Association for 17 years after which he was the President of the B.C.
Construction Association. Frank ended his successful career as the External
Affairs Director for Pacific Vocational Institute in 1992. Throughout his
career he was also actively involved in running Neworld Educational Cruises,
a non-profit business that enabled high school students throughout Canada to
travel and learn about the world first hand. Frank served as a Director of
the B.C. Youth Foundation for 25 years. The Reder family would like to thank
the caring staff of Inglewood Care Centre for all their support during
Frank's illness. A memorial service will be held at the Boal Chapel of First
Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver on Tuesday
August 5, 2003 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

RITZKER _ Gerhard, born May 13, 1929, passed away July 22, 2003. Our beloved
young Opa of 74 years passed away peacefully in his sleep on beautiful
Savary Island, BC. He was born in Ratibor, Schlesien, Germany. Orphaned at
seven months, we believe that he is now in the arms of his mother. He will
be forever missed by his devoted wife of 49 years Edelgard; loving children,
son Michael (Susan); his daughter Susan; his beautiful beloved
grandchildren, Adam, Jenifer, Carlea, Thomas, Madeline and Claudia. Gerhard
had a beautiful voice and loved singing with The Austrian Melody Choir, also
practiced with (and was going to join) The M.G.V. Lyra Choir. We will fondly
miss his unique energy. Prayers will be read for him on Thursday, August
7th, during the 8:30 a.m. Mass at the Martyrs Catholic Church, 5680 Garrison
Road, Richmond. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Friday,
August 8, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reception Room at U.B.C. Botanical
Gardens, 6804 S.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver B.C. Special thank you to The First
Response Team and the many caring neighbors and friends of Savary Island,
B.C. Donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in his memory.
Stubberfield Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. 604-485-4112

ROBERTSON _ Lucie B., born July 24, 1929, peacefully passed away July 30,
2003. She is predeceased by her brother Ronald Robertson. She leaves behind
her faithful companion, Checkers; sisters, Daphne Stewart, Phyllis Mitchell;
sister-in-law Lou Robertson; many nieces and nephews. Longtime resident of
Burnaby, teacher at Burnaby Central, enjoyed her retirement working in her
beautiful gardens at her Gabriola home. Her love of gardening, antiques and
her dog kept her happy and content. After a stroke she continued and looked
forward to her visits home on the island with her caregiver/friend Barb and
dog Checkers. She'll be remembered by her feisty nature and all the beauty
she left behind. Thanks to the nurses and caregivers of the Kiwanis Care
Home. They were like family to Lucie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the SPCA. No funeral by request.

ROSS _ Willa Enid On July 30, 2003, Enid Ross passed away at Evergreen House
in North Vancouver, at the age of 90 years. Enid is survived by her loving
husband Howard; daughter Gail; grandson Tyler; and niece Leslie Hart. She
was predeceased by her sister Claire, and on February 3 this year by her son
Jock. Attended UBC and graduated with B. Arts and B. Commerce Degrees; was
an Associate of Toronto Conservatory of Music (1936); was a graduate of the
Vancouver Law School and called to B.C. Bar in 1939, later receiving an
Honourary LLB. During WWII, she was secretary of the Vancouver Allied
Officers Club, where she met Howard, who later became her husband. Enid was
an active member of: the Women's Phi Delta Delta law fraternity (President);
Phi Alpha Delta International law fraternity (Vice President 1970-72); West
Vancouver School Board (15 years, 6 years as chair); Parks Board (5 years);
and Advisory Planning Commission (6 years); Soroptimists International Club
(local president - 6 years); West Vancouver United Church (Worship
Committee); and was one of the founders of Capilano College. Memorial
Service at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave, West Vancouver,
at 1:00 pm, on Thursday, August 7th. In lieu of flowers, for those desiring,
donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

SAM _ Jean Leong passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside, on
July 30, 2003. Predeceased by her husband, Fred, Jean is lovingly remembered
and sadly missed by daughters, Donna (Grant), Margaret (Bill), Lana (Herb),
and Vera; son Jack (Lynn); her beloved grandchildren Jordan, Alexandra,
Natasha, Vanessa, Raymond, Michelle and Michael; and loving friend Stanley
Carruthers. Visitation will be held Friday, August 8th from 8 pm - 9 pm at
Glenhaven Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Saturday,
August 9, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., at Glenhaven Funeral Home, 1835 East Hastings
Street, Vancouver. Special thanks are extended to the homecare workers, and
RNs Lynn and Monica at Evergreen Health Unit and much gratitude to the
caring staff at St. James Cottage Hospice. If you wish, in lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Agency. Love you forever, Mom

SCHEBESTA _ Erna Elisabeth Schebesta, of Vancouver, B.C., passed away July
30, 2003, age 86 years. Survived by her loving daughter; Astrid, son-in-law;
George Eckschmiedt, relatives in Germany and friends in Canada. Funeral
service on Thursday, August 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton-Harron Funeral
Centre, 5390 Fraser Street (at 38th Ave.), Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the Blenheim Lodge would be appreciated.
HAMILTON-HARRON Funeral Centre (604) 325-7441

SHERET _ Edythe Lorraine, of West Vancouver, passed away on Monday, July 28,
2003. Predeceased by her husband, Hugh in 1990 and daughter Lorraine in
1994. Sadly missed by her loving family; granddaughters, Andrea (Don)
Boudreau, Cortes Island and Patricia Billing, Calahoo, Alberta;
great-grandchildren, Cory and Keicia; also son-in-law, Hans Schimmelfennig.
Private cremation at her request.

TRUANT _ Gina (nee Toneguzzi). Born in San Martino Al Tagl, Italy, August
26, 1914. Passed away July 31, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Mario in
1983. Survived by her brother Fermino in Ottawa; loving son Ernest (Anna);
grandchildren Karyn, Kristine, Allan, and families. She will be sadly missed
by family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am, on
Tuesday, August 5th, at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam.
Inurnment in Italy.

WEBBER _ Patricia "Pam" Ann, died July 12th, 2003, in Ottawa, where a
Funeral Service was held July 16th. She was the wife of Paul; mother of
Emily and Jessica; daughter of Theresa and Earl McClenaghan; sister of Ken
(Cynthia) and family, and Joan (Allan) Stewart and family. A Memorial
Service and celebration of Pam's life will be held Saturday, August 9th, at
11:00 am, at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church, 10th Avenue and Crown
Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Breast
Cancer Action, Ottawa.

WILSHER_ William Arthur (Art), born August 12, 1916, gently passed away July
31, 2003. Art will be remembered with love by his wife Arline; daughter Lynn
(Bill) Radbourne; granddaughters, Justene Miller and Stephanie Purvis. Art
was a 52-year member of the Masonic Order, Trinity Chapter. There will be no
service held at his request. Flowers gratefully declined. Friends so wishing
may make a memorial contribution to Royal Columbian Hospital, Saint Mary's
Hospital, New Westminster or First Lutheran Church. Vancouver. A very
special thank you to Dr. Hayden, Dr. Bylsma-Howell and the special staff in
CSICU at Royal Columbian.

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