CAN-BC-OBITS-L Archives

Archiver > CAN-BC-OBITS > 2003-08 > 1060085915


From: Gloria White <>
Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] August 05, 2003 Vancouver BC
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 05:19:52 -0700


Obituaries (08/05/03)
The Province notes the following deaths in today's paper ATHERTON BRISBOIS CAMARCA
HARRISON HOLLINGER McGOUGAN McKEWAN RITZKER

The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper BALL CAMARCA CAMPBELL
HOLLINGER McGOUGAN

ATHERTON _ Edward Leo A Celebration of Life for Edward Leo Atherton (44), passed away
July 31, 2003, will be held August 8th, 2003, at 2:00 pm, at South Surrey Athletic Park,
148th and 20th Avenue. "I'll always remember when we met, that's the day I knew you were
my pet. I wanna tell you just how much we love you!" _ Tracy In loving memory of my
beloved husband and father to our adored son Scott. Predeceased by his dad Leo. Survived
by mom, Rose; 5 Sisters; and numerous loved ones. Special thanks to our baseball family
"The White Rock Tritons". In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Ed Atherton
Memorial Baseball Scholarship Fund at any T.D. Canada Trust.

BALL _ Margot J. "Margaret" (nee Clark) On July 27, 2003, aged 74 years, Margot,
surrounded by loved ones, left the family she loved and cherished. Margot was born in
London, England, June, 1929, the only child of the late Nellie Elizabeth and George
Clark. In 1960, she met her late husband Benjamin Walker Ball (President and CEO of
Federal Pioneer Electric Ltd.), in the Canary Islands. They married in 1961, and Margot
and Ben had 2 children who survive them today. Dearly loved son Mark (Frugina) and
dearly loved daughter Sarah Hisey (Brian). Margot felt privileged to be the loving
"Grammy" to Julia Ball and loving "Grandma Margot" to Corinne and Jacqueline Hisey. Her
"three little girls" were the joy of her life. Margot was a member of St. George's
United Church, now Eglinton - St. George's, for more than 41 years. Margot was
passionate about the possibility of the amalgamation of the two congregations. She was
delighted to have lived through the early "growing together" years, and the opening of
the renovated building last November. As a volunteer she held many positions in the
congregation, Presbytery Conference, and National Committees. In December 1982, Margot
became volunteer Toronto Conference Director for "Ventures in Mission" joining the
National Staff as its Fellowship Coordinator in 1984. Later Margot became involved in
the "Mission and Service Fund Interpreters' Program". As well, she loved her volunteer
work in The New Church Development Task Force, something she cared about very much.
Margot's burial was private and has already taken place. A service to remember and
celebrate Margot's life will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 2 PM, in Eglinton
St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard, Toronto. A choice of Margot's music
will begin 20 minutes before the service. The service will be followed by a reception
for family to greet friends. Deep appreciation goes to Dr. John Reiger and the Temmy
Latner Palliative Care Team, including Nurse Mary Leishman, Dr. Steve Jenkinson, and
last but definitely not least, Betty Benedictson, Angela Chanda, and Winnifred Pommells.
If desired, memorial gifts would be appreciated to The Mission and Service Fund of The
United Church of Canada, Dept. of Stewardship Services, 3250 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
M8X 2Y4, or Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, 700 University Avenue, 3rd Floor,
Toronto, M5G 1Z5.

BRISBOIS _ Idolene "Ida", passed away July 27, 2003, at Broadway Pentecostal Lodge. She
is lovingly remembered and survived by her daughter Susan, and granddaughter Maureen.

CAMARCA _ Tony passed away peacefully at the Burnaby Hospital with his family by his
side, on Friday, August 1, 2003, at the age of 69 years. He is survived by his loving
wife of 45 years, Dina; son Frank (Rina); daughter Antonietta (Joe); granddaughters
Antonella and Diana; sisters Esterina (Tony) Bonni of Burnaby, Flora Arminio of Italy,
and Adelina (Emilio) Parente of Connecticut; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 6th, 2003, at Our Lady of
Sorrows Parish, 555 S. Slocan Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony's
memory may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or to the Canadian Cancer Society BC
Division.

CAMPBELL _ Joseph Patrick (Captain). Born 22 March, 1917, passed away peacefully on 01
August, 2003. Predeceased by his wife of 55 years Theresa. Survived by his children, Tom
(Joan), John (Barbara), Elizabeth (Michael) and Joseph (Cathy); seven grandchildren,
Shannon, Jennifer, Alice, Rebecca, Ian, Lisa and James; also two sisters Mary in
Victoria, B.C., and Theresa in Dunbarton, Scotland. He went to sea as a cadet in the
Merchant Marine at the age of fifteen, and worked his way up to his Master Mariner
(British Foreign Going) ticket, an accomplishment he was most proud of. Sailed out of
Vancouver as Captain of two Johnson Walton ships, the Tantara and the Thasis. From 1953
to his retirement in 1984, he worked on the waterfront as a Superintendent for Canadian
Stevedoring in both Prince Rupert and Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to the charity of your choice. DELTA FUNERAL HOME 604-946-6040

HARRISON _ In loving memory of Ronald David Harrison, who passed away in Surrey, on
August 1st, 2003, after a short illness. Ron was predeceased by his wife Delores. He
will be lovingly remembered by his 4 children, Ron (Linda), Dan (Shari), Donna and
Darlene (Dan); 17 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; many nieces and
nephews; other relatives and close friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday,
August 7, 2003, at 2:00 pm, at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway,
Surrey. In memory of Ron, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
FRASER HEIGHTS - 604-589-2559

HOLLINGER _ Grant George, age 46, died suddenly July 29, 2003, as a result of a
motorcycle accident. He was predeceased by his dad, George. He is survived by his
soul-mate, Ellen Sadler; 3 daughters Katelyn (who was with Grant and seriously injured),
Melanie and Megan; he is also survived by his mom Marge; sister Debbie; niece Amber; and
brother Bart. Sadly missed and loved by his many friends. Many thanks for the support
and kindness from his friends and associates. Grant's last days were spent enjoying Long
Beach in Uclulet, Tofino, with Ellen, where he fulfilled one of his many dreams,
skydiving. Grant had a deep love for gardening and he had a wonderful zest for life; and
he enjoyed cooking. He was very spiritual and compassionate, as well as giving. He left
this world as an accomplished man and a happy soul. God bless you Grant. A Memorial
Service will be held Thursday, August 7th, at 11:00 am, from Henderson's Funeral Home in
Langley, 20786 Fraser Highway. Due to Grant's love of flowers, they are welcome for the
service.

McGOUGAN _ Eunice Born February 22nd, 1929, in Regina, Saskatchewan, passed away
peacefully August 1, 2003, in Surrey, BC. Eunice will be sadly missed and lovingly
remembered by brother Dr. Richard Azuma (Glenna); sister Vivian Waterhouse (Ron);
grandchildren Andrew and Jimmy; nephews Stephen, Robert and Joe; nieces Katie and
Cherie; daughter Sandy Davie (Gord). No service by request. In lieu of flowers, please
make a donation to the B.C. Lung Association, P.O. Box 34009, STN D, Vancouver, B.C.,
V6J 9Z9, in memory of Eunice. "Love you, Viv"

McKEWAN _ Frieda Ida (nee Knull), born January 18, 1925, and passed away at the age of
78 on July 31, 2003, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her
parents; two sisters, Elsie and Alma; and brother Alfie. She is lovingly remembered by
her husband Albert of 38 years; daughter Barbara (Dan Maguire); and three grandchildren,
Eryn, Michael, and Christopher. She is also survived by her sisters Hilda (Gary), and
Marte; brother Art (Orzina); and many nieces and nephews, in-laws, extended relatives
and countless friends. Frieda attended Sexsmith Elementary and John Oliver High School
in South Vancouver. She will be loved and missed by all those whose hearts she has
touched. Her love of dancing displayed her contagious energy. We watch her leave our
shore and lament As she disappears over the horizon-- But, out of sight, there are those
gathered on a far off shore shouting, "Here she comes!" A Memorial Service and gathering
to celebrate Frieda's life will be held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Cedar
Cottage, 1530 East 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, on Friday, August 8th, 2003, at 2:00 PM,
followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the B.C. Cancer Agency, Care and Research, 600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 4E6

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

In Memoriams (08/05/03)
DOREEN AMY DEAGLE June 3rd, 1923 _ August 5th, 2002 A loving wife, mom, grama, sister,
and auntie. Miss you. Love your family

MARKHAM _ Netta. In memory of a beautiful wife, mother, and friend, who had the biggest
heart in the world. Loved, missed, and remembered always. John, Brent, Andrea, family
and friends.

RIDDLER _ James Clayton Born April 25, 1923, died August 5th, 1996 To my loving husband
Jim, You will always fill that special place in my heart. _ Your loving wife Cora

Marriages (08/05/03)
INTRODUCING MR. and MRS. DENMAN Proud parents, Frances Miller and Larry Talson of
Coquitlam are pleased to announce the wedding of their eldest daughter, Jennifer Cecilia
Miller to Steven Marvin Denman of Langley on July 19, 2003. The ceremony was held at the
Tuscan Farm Gardens, Langley. Attending the bride were Coralie Lynch and Jo-Anne Miller.
Best man was Robert Eliason. It was a perfect day! May you both be happy, healthy and
prosperous.

Births (08/05/03)
ANDERSON _ Jason and Cathy (nee Dochstader) are pleased to announce the birth of their
daughter, Emily Catharine (Katy), little sister to Maggie, born July 16, 2003 at 12:22
pm weighing 9 lbs. 14 ozs. at Royal Columbian Hospital.

GIBSON _ Greg and Connie are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Abigail
Jane, born July 23, 2003 at Royal Columbian Hospital. Thanks to nurses, Ursula, Heather
and Wendy and Dr. Wong.

SMITH _ Jeff and Nicole (nee Batistic) and big brother Tate are delighted to announce
the birth of their baby girl, Neleh Erika (pronounced Ne-lee-ah). She was welcomed at
home on July 14, 2003 at 7:01 a.m., weighing 8 lbs, 6 oz. Heartfelt thanks to midwives
Sylvia Clark and Denise Olson and doula Diana DiCesare.

Anniversary (08/05/03)
Zachary Witold Solon Skarzynski is 2 years old today Happy Birthday Zakusiu Love Mama
and Dad


This thread: