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Subject: Victoria - Times Colonist October 09, 2004
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 10:42:11 -0700

BALTZER Charles Murray
BGUIN Pierre
BODDY Margaret Elizabeth
CROSS David James
DUNAWAY Helen Margaret Browning (Rankin)
FREETHY Tora Reta (nee Parker)
GIBBONS Margaret.
HUNT Lucille Georgina, (nee Paterson).
JONES David Howell.
JOYCE Catherine
MCRAE Marie Agnes Rosa (Clarke)
NYLVEK Mary Veronica (McKinnon)
OSIS Joanne Christine
POLLON Eileen (Derick).
REES Norma Gay (nee Forrester),
ROBINSON Joan Marjorie (nee Beaumont)
RUFFOLO John Frank Salvatore
SLATER Jean Evelyn
STEPHEN John (Jack) Frederick
SUMMERS Lorena Bernice
TEMPLETON Carson Templeton
WORSLEY Biddy (Phyllis),
ZASBURG Winifred Mary,

Obituaries (10/09/04)
BALTZER Charles Murray passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 6,
2004 in North Vancouver. He was born in Berwick, Nova Scotia on January
12,1924. Charles was predeceased by his wife, Helen; his son, Howard and his
second wife, Lenke. He Is survived by his children: Stephanie (Anne),
Geoffrey (Gloria), Rosalind (Paul), Mary Elizabeth (Harry) and Egon. He was
very proud of his grand children: Andrea, Alex (Maria), Christine, Theo,
Jessica. Sarah and Elizabeth and his great-granddaughter Rebecca. Charles is
also survived by his mother, Flossie and his sister Kathryn, as well as
extended family in B.C. and Nova Scotia, The family wishes to thank Dr.
Barbara Hejdankova and the nursing and support staff at Lions Gate Hospital
and Evergreen House for their care and kindness. Charles requests that in
lieu of flowers, donations be made to the International Student Exchange
Program sponsored by Rotary International. A service will be held Saturday
October 16, 2004 at All Saints By The Sea Anglican Church, 110 Park Drive,
Salt Spring Island B.C. with interment to follow at Purdy Memorial Cemetery.
Hayward's Funeral Service 537-1022

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BGUIN Pierre died peacefully on September 26 aged 87, four months after the
sudden loss of his beloved wife Elizabeth. He was sustained by a group of
devoted friends who enabled him to stay at home despite failing health. Born
in Peseux, Switzerland, he worked in various positions as teacher,
accountant, and business correspondent. He married in 1959 and the couple
emigrated to Canada in 1961 where Elizabeth could resume her vocation as
public health nurse in BC. They settled in William's Lake where Pierre
quickly adapted to the life of a pioneer, setting aside his plans for
writing to accompany his wife on her long journeys over the rugged Chilcotin
territory. Later, they moved to Sooke for Elizabeth's last assignment while
Pierre taught French at Royal Roads. They retired to Qualicum in 1970 where
Pierre wrote a book, then discovered his artistic talent and in painting
found expression for his fertile mind. He developed a keen sense of colour
and an ability to portray a variety of ideas, often with joy and beauty. He
loved to travel and watching wild life. He enjoyed a good hike. He had an
excellent classical education, knew six languages (of which English came to
him last), and was a keen reader of philosophy, religion and history. He
combined his knowledge with a rich curiosity for people and their ideas,
especially young people, and was never afraid to ask sometimes challenging
questions. Pierre also was fun. He loved making children laugh and
organizing games which could be enjoyed by all ages. He played the piano
(anything with a good tune and rhythm!), sometimes playing in gloves for a
children's party where he was the star. He, with his wife, believed that
service to others was what gave fullness to life. "Devote yourself to
humanity, there are many negatives in the world and humanity needs you to
fight against those negatives," he recently told a young nephew. Pierre
believed that the purpose of humankind was evolution and was optimistic that
the human race would survive and progress. He felt that most people have a
subjective interpretation of reality, their explanation of truth coloured by
self-interest. Both he and Elizabethtried in their lives to provide an
objective account of reality, and always took the long view backed by
informed understanding of the past. He leaves behind a foster son in Nepal,
and family and friends around the world. A memorial service will take place
at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday., November 6 at the Friends' Meeting House at 1831
Fern Street in Victoria.

Obituaries (10/09/04)
BODDY Margaret Elizabeth - Peacefully, on October 7, 2004, in Victoria in
her 83rd year. Predeceased by her loving husband, Frank, in 1996; her
sisters, Lillian and Mae; and twin brother, Jack. She is survived by her
daughter, Lillian (David)Wilson of Guelph, Ontario; one granddaughter, Rose
and sister, Emilie Johnsen in Norway. Special thanks to all those who
supported Margaret in the last few years. A Memorial Service will be
conducted in ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 1379 Esquimalt Road, on Tuesday,
Oct. 12th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of
one's choice would be appreciated. A Memorial Tree will be planted at the
University of Guelph Arboretum. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Obituaries (10/09/04)
CHARMAN Mary. October 27, 1914 - October 8, 2004. Following a very brief
illness Mary passed away, peacefully at Frimley Green Hospital, United
Kingdom. Mary had to give up her son, Eric, at 5 weeks old - they were
happily reunited December 6, 1996. Since reunification Mary enjoyed her
visits to Victoria. Eric, Shirley and all members of the family, wish to
thank those who showed such kindness, concern and understanding during the

Obituaries (10/09/04)
CROSS David James, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2004. He is survived by
his wife of 52 years Yvette (nee Beauchamp) and his son Lawrence of Winnipeg
(Grace and children Adam, Steven, Kyle) and his daughter Maureen and
grandchild Richard.David is predeceased by his infant child Richard, born
October 6, died October 12. He is also predeceased by his brother Tony and
survived by sister Jackie. David was born in Montreal, worked at the
Winnipeg Tribune for 27 years and the OttawaCitizen for 13 before retiring
to Victoria and volunteering for the St. Vincent De Paul Society for 10
years. The viewing will be held Monday, October 11 at Queen of Peace Church,
851 Old Esquimalt Rd. at 7-9pm and funeral mass the following day at 12:10,
with a church reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the St.
Vincent De Paul Society would be gratefully appreciated.

Obituaries (10/09/04)
DUNAWAY Helen Margaret Browning (Rankin) suddenly but peacefully passed away
on October 4, 2004 with her loving family at her side. Born in Victoria,
B.C. on November 5, 1916, she leaves her beloved husband of 63 years,
Gordon, son John (Linda); loving daughter Bette-Lynne (David) and
grandchildren Marsha, Scott (Jen) and Niki. Helen was a devotedWife, Mother
and Nonnafor whom family was always first.The family would like to thank Dr.
G. Ganz for his care overthe past 6 years andthe caregivers at Mt. Tolmie
Hospital. A gathering to remember Helen will be heldat 1199 Sunnygrove
Terrace on Sunday, October 17, 2004 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Flowers are
gratefully declined. Donations to a charity of your choice would be

Obituaries (10/09/04)
FREETHY Tora Reta (nee Parker) passed away October 6th 2004. She is
predeceased by her husband Frederick in 1985 and loving friend Lorne Laurie
in 1994. She is survived by her son Bill (Dee) of Victoria; grandsons Scott
and Brian and daughterArlene (Andy) Lessard of Qualicum Beach. There is no
service by her request.

Obituaries (10/09/04)
GIBBONS Margaret. Passed away October 7, 2004. Born in New Zealand April 7,
1916. Predeceased by her son, Arthur and daughter, Louise. She is survived
by her children, Ron (Barbara Ann), Mavis (Ken), Mike (Gail) and Len (Shari)
as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly
missed and always remembered by her family and friends. A special thanks to
the staff at Nanaimo Regional Hospital for their great care to our mother. A
Service of Remembrance willbe held on Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 10:00
am at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. Flowers
gratefully declined, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Obituaries (10/09/04)
HUNT Lucille Georgina, (nee Paterson). Born 18 April 1922 in Calgary,
Alberta. 'Cille' passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on 4
October 2004, and was laid to rest on October 8. Loving mother of Rhonda,
Garry (Noreen), and Don; devoted grandmother to Michael (Birgit), Gregory,
Jennifer, and Samantha; great-grandmother to Tatianna, Anna, and Yulia.
Lucille met her husband Donald while he was stationed in Calgary during
World War II, and they were married in 1944. They began their married life
in England, but soon returned to Calgary where they raised their family, and
then finally settled in Brentwood Bay. A highland dancer, and an avid
reader, Lucille was also an active member of the Girl Guide movement.
Lucille liked all types of music, and travel, especially to England and
Europe, but her greatest love was for her family. Her husband, children, and
grandchildren are sincerely thankful for her uncompromising love and support
throughout their lives. The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of
the Saanich Peninsula ECU, who provided exceptional care to Lucille during
her final years. A celebration of Lucille's life was held at her home on
Friday, 8 October. Donations to the Alzheimer Society, or the Saanich
Peninsula ECU would be deeply appreciated.

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JONES David Howell. 1922 - 2004. Peacefully on September 21, 2004, in
Sidney, British Columbia, at the age of 82. He will be dearly missed by his
children, Michael Jones (Mitsuko), Sheila Green (Ryszard), and Megan Jones
(Richard), his grandchildren, Allison, Emily, and Akira, his sister Marjorie
Seale and her family. David grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he attended
St. John's High School. He studied Mathematics at the University of
Manitoba, graduating in 1942 with a Bachelor of Commerce. From the early
1940s until late 1960s, David worked for the Federal Government in the
Dominion Bureau of Statistics, in various positions as Statistician and
Economist. 1962-1965 he was seconded to CIDA holding the position of Founder
and First Director at the Institute of Statistics, at the University of
Ghana, West Africa. 1968-1969 he was Statistical Advisor to the Government
of British Honduras. During his career he lectured at Queen's University,
Carleton University and Lester B. Pearson College. After retiring David
spent his summers at his cottage on Cedar Lake, in Messines, Quebec, and
winters on Vancouver Island, where he enjoyed the mild climate. A private
family service was held at the home of his niece, Judi Prewett (Rod) in
Brentwood Bay, Victoria. There will be a small service in Ottawa at a later
date. Many thanks to the kind staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Rest
Haven Lodge, in Sidney, B.C.

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JOYCE Our dear Catherine died August 10, 2004, age 49, in Abbotsford
surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by many in
Victoria, including Women's Studies colleagues and students at UVic, where
she taught for 16 years; those who knew her through VIDEA, the Building
Bridges Human Rights Project in Chiapas and other activist work; and,
especially, her many friends who will not forget her warm hugs, generous
heart, independent spirit, inquiring mind, passion for social justice and
love of music, dancing and parties. All are welcome to a celebration of
Catherine's life October 29, 7:00 p.m., UVic Grad Lounge. Spoken
remembrances at 8:00 p.m.

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MALENFANT Lloyd. Passed away suddenly on October 3, 2004. Lloyd was born in
Winnipeg on March 6, 1919. Formerly from Toronto, he retired at age 84 and
moved to Victoria. Predeceased by his brother George. Survived by his sister
Bernice Smith. Lovingly missed by his nieces - Margo, Mary, Patricia and
Elizabeth, nephews Douglas and Bob and their families, and cousins across
Canada. He is fondly remembered by the Lund family. Lloyd was well known in
Canadian Theatre and will be missed by many. Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated by Father Joe McArdle at ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CATHOLIC
CHURCH, 785 Burnside Road West, on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 11:00 a.m.
Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens.

Obituaries (10/09/04)
MCRAE Marie Agnes Rosa (Clarke) born October 2, 1922, passed away after a 15
month battle with pancreatic cancer on October 6, 2004 in the arms of her
loving daughter, Janice. Mom celebrated her 82nd birthday with her whole
family on Saturday. Predeceased by her husband and best friend of 53 years,
Cecil (1996) and daughter, Joan Tucknott (2003). Marie is survived and will
be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Janice Low (Johnny); siblings,
Nellie Corbett, Harold (Doris) Clarke, Robert (Linda) Clarke, Clifford
Clarke, Marjorie Waring and Frank (Judy) Clarke; grandchildren, Amber (Ken)
Henricksen, Trieva McLean (James Woycheshen), Candace (Jim) Koutougos, Aaron
Tucknott; precious great-grandchildren, Katelynn, Brandon, Demi, Reitan;
step-great-grandchildren, Robert, Jevin, Jesse and godchildren, Wendy Clarke
(Rob Nesbitt) and Jo Vigar. She will sadly miss the birth of a
great-grandchild due in January. She leaves many lifelong friends,
especially her dearest friend, Vickie, who was always there for her during
her illness and numerous nieces and nephews as she was from a large family.
Mom's wishes were for a graveside service only for those who wished to say a
final farewell as she leaves to join her loved ones who are waiting for her.
Marie will be long remembered and continuously loved by all her family and
friends. Flowers gratefully declined and in lieu, donation in her name can
be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 750 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T
1Z4, or the Victoria Hospice Society, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8.
A time of Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 from 12:30
p.m. - 1:45 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive,
Victoria, followed by a Graveside Service at 2:00 p.m. at Royal Oak Burial
Park, 4673 Falaise Drive. A Celebration of Life will follow at the home of
granddaughter, Candace Koutougos, 98 High St, Victoria, BC. We can't thank
the staff and volunteers of Victoria Hospice enough for their wonderful
care, not only of Mom, but to the entire family.

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NORTON John Norton aged 63 of Victoria died September 22, 2004 at VGH. Born
in Winnipeg, he was a Victoria resident for 38 years. John will be missed by
his many friends and for his unique gift of kindness. Survivors include his
sister, Janetof Dobbins CA and cousin Peggy Anne Takashima of Lethbridge AB
and cousins in Manitoba. A memorial dinner was held in Victoria.

Obituaries (10/09/04)
NYLVEK Mary Veronica (McKinnon) passed away peacefully with her husband and
daughter at her side, on October 6, 2004, after a long struggle with
dementia. Mary was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She attended King Edward
School and City ParkCollegiate in Saskatoon, and later worked at the CN
Telegraph and the Saskatchewan Automobile Association. In 1956, she married
Edwin John Nylvek. Together Mary and Edwin owned and operated Edwin's
Pharmacy in Saskatoon, before moving withtheir daughter to Victoria in 1966.
In Victoria, they owned and operated Quadra Pharmacy from 1968 until their
retirement in 1999. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Angus McKinnon, in
1959, and Veronica Julia (Dauben) McKinnon, in 1990. Sheis survived by her
husband, Edwin and her daughter, Judith (Judy) and many dear relatives and
friends. Mary had a lifelong love for dogs and in her last years was greatly
comforted by Ginger and Lachlan, Judy's golden retrievers. Edwin and Judy
wish to thank all at Central Care Home for the exceptional care given to
Mary during the past 19 months and for their support of Edwin and Judy
during the last hours of Mary's life. A Funeral Service for Mary will be
held at St. Patrick's Church, 2060 Haultain Street, on Tuesday, October 12,
2004 at 12:10 p.m. followed by a reception at the church hall (Our Lady of
Lourdes Hall). In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to
Central Care Home, 844 Johnson Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1N3. Condolences
may be offered to the family at

Obituaries (10/09/04)
OSIS Joanne Christine. After a hard fought battle, Joanne departed her
family and friends on Thursday October 7, 2004 in Victoria. In the manner
she intended, Joanne spent her final weeks at home surrounded by loving
family and friends. The void that she leaves behind in all the hearts of
those who knew her will always be felt. Although this was a long-term fight,
her departure still came as a shock. We never felt we would see the day that
Joanne' strength would be exceeded. Joanne was beautiful. She was soft
hearted, open, cheerful, loyal, thoughtful and kind. Joanne was brave. In
her support group, Joanne was known to be the one who always reached out to
give kind thoughts and courageous words of encouragement. In her family and
with her friends, Joanne was first to listen, first to assist and first to
encourage. No one hesitated to call on Joanne and no one was ever
disappointed. Goodbye Mom. Goodbye Jo. Goodbye Ladybug. Joanne's loving
husband Edand adoring daughter Lauren invite all who knew Joanne to attend a
celebration of Joanne's life to be held at Vancouver Island Technology Park
4464 Markham Road, Victoria, British Columbia Sunday October 10 from 11
a.m. - 1 p.m. Joanne requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to:
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 300 - 1090 West Pender St.,
Vancouver, BC V6E 2N7 or online at

Obituaries (10/09/04)
POLLON Eileen (Derick). Peacefully, on October 6/04 with her family at her
side, Eileen passed away at Saanichton, Vancouver Island. Beloved Mother of
Pat Hutchison (Laddie), Bob (Claudia), Larry (Mary); Grandmother of Derek
and Lori, Benjamin and James, Angela and Rodney; Great Grandmother of
Taylor, Jordan, Ryan and Sarah. Eileen was born August 30, 1915 in Dauphin
MB. She raised her family in Dauphin and in Brandon, MB. After retiring in
Dauphin Eileen moved to the warmer climate in Victoria. Eileen was a devoted
Mother who will always be remembered for her hard work, loving ways and the
grace with which she managed her life. Many special thanks to the staff at
Saanich Peninsula Extended Care Unit for their years of dedication and
support. Cremation. Private family service to follow.

Obituaries (10/09/04)
REES Norma Gay (nee Forrester), born March 12, 1933, succumbed to cancer
peacefully in Victoria on September 27, 2004. She was 71. Her sister
Margaret Yorke predeceased Norma. Norma is survived by her loving husband of
31 years, Harvey. She will forever be remembered by niece and nephews Derek
(Carole) Yorke, Linda (Gord) Yorke/Forbes, Brian and Roger Yorke, and by
Harvey's children, Brenda Matthews, Brent (Linda) Rees, Janice (Pat)
O'Brien, and Sandra McLelland. Norma was born in Vancouver and graduated
from UBC in 1955 with a Bachelor of Home Economics degree. Norma had a
career as a dietician retiring from Richmond General Hospital in 1975. She
was president or the B.C. Dietetic Association in 1966. 'Norm and Harvey'
fully enjoyed many regions and homes including Vancouver, the Okanagan, Palm
Springs and Victoria. An energetic mind and body had Norma hiking and
inspiring others on the many trails and parks on their daily walk. Norma,
always keen to learn, to see, and to do, will be remembered for her
practical ways and enthusiastic energy, which inspired so many. As per
Norma's wishes, no service is planned and donations in her memory may be
made to the charity ofyour choice.

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ROBINSON Joan Marjorie Robinson (nee Beaumont) passed away peacefully on
October 5, 2004 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. She is survived
by Alan, her beloved husband of 51 years and her three loving children,
Andrew (Christine), Debra (Ben) and Timothy (Ibis), as well as four
grandchildren Sean, Ryan, Gordon and Anthony. She is pre- deceased by her
two brothers, Anthony and Richard. Joan was born on November 22, 1919 in
Stretford, England. She was educated at the University of London, spending
part of the time at the University of Oxford because of the war. Her post
graduate studies were at the University of Manchester where she completed
her training as a medical social worker. In 1952 Joan won a
FullbrightTraveling Scholarship to the Colorado Medical Centre and spent the
next two years in Denver honing her skills and increasing her love of the
outdoors. Joan and Alan married in 1953 and traveled as much as possible.
The arrival of children starting in 1955 put a temporary end to her career
and travel plans, but the family was soon off on holidays in Europe and all
parts of the UK. In 1968 the family emigrated to Canada, settling in Maple
Bay. Many happy years were spent there lookingafter her family, making
friends and taking advantage of new opportunities for outdoor activities.
Joan resumed her career as a social worker in 1972 at the Cowichan General
Hospital, where she worked until retirement in 1981. In retirement, Joan and
Alan traveled around the world, from canoeing on the headwaters of the
Amazon to riding elephants in Thailand. At the same time, Joan expanded her
volunteer activities. She spent many hours family counseling and was
instrumental in establishing the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society. Her
efforts were recognized in 1994 when she won the Duncan Spirit of
Volunteering Award. Joan became a member of the Religious Society of Friends
(Quakers) in her later years and found much spiritual comfort from this
decision. Joan and Alan moved to Arbutus Ridge in 1998 after the property in
Maple Bay became too much to look after. Joan was a very special person who
touched all she met. She was the best companion and mother that any family
could hope for and she had many loyal friends. Joan had boundless energy and
was selfless in offering help to others She was loved by all who knew her
and will be missed, but never forgotten. The family offers heartfelt thanks
to DoctorsPewarchuk and Faulkner, the nurses and home support workers and to
all her friends who helped and offered comfort in recent weeks. Without this
support it would have been impossible to meet Joan's wishes to spend to her
last days at home.A memorial meeting in the manner of the Religious Order of
Friends (Quakers) will be held on Sunday October 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in
the MacKinnon Building at Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations to thA memorial meeting in the manner of the
Religious Order of Friends (Quakers) will be held on Sunday October 17, 2004
at 2:00 p.m. in the MacKinnon Building at Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem
Road, Duncan B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to th

Obituaries (10/09/04)
RUFFOLO John Frank Salvatore August 8, 1967 - October 19, 2003 "A
Celebration of Life" Parents Lois and Mario, and sisters Mena and Sarina,
invite you to join them to remember John on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at
11:00 am at Sands Funeral Home, 1803 Quadra Street. Due to the circumstances
of his death, we could not give him the farewell he so greatly deserves,
until now. Please help us by notifying anyone who may wish to attend. We are
so grateful for the overwhelming support of our family and friends - you
have given us the strength to finally say goodbye.

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SLATER Jean Evelyn. Passed away on September 25, 2004 at the age of 87
years. Predeceased by her parents, James and Emily Slater. A private burial
was held.

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STEPHEN John (Jack) Frederick died peacefully October 3, 2004. Born in
Innisfail, Alberta April 1, 1916 where he grew up and met and married his
first beloved wife, Shirley Anderson. They, along with son Doug, moved to
New Westminster in 1947. Jack owned and successfully operated Columbia
Funeral Service until 1969 when, having bought daughter Wendy a horse, he
and Shirley needed a farm to keep the horse! The family moved to Langley
where Jack spent several idyllic years raising cattle and Labrador dogs,
boating, travelling and enjoying the love of his family and many friends.
Predeceased by Shirley in 1984, Jack had the good fortune to meet and marry
his second beloved wife, June (Pepper). Jack and June moved to Arbutus Ridge
in 1989 where swimming, golf and playing endless games of crib were the
order of the day. Jack is lovingly remembered and survived by June, Wendy,
Doug, daughter-in-law Carla, grandsons Cameron, Duncan and Ben and their
families including great-grandchildren Andy and Audrey as well as favourite
nephew and niece-in-law, Jerry and Vicki Anderson. A Celebration of Jack's
Life will be held Sunday October 17, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Arbutus Ridge,
Cobble Hill, BC.

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SUMMERS Lorena Bernice passed away October 5, 2004. She is predeceased by
her husband, Jack, father and mother, and sisters Lenora and Norma. She
leaves behind extended family and many good friends. At Lorena's request no
funeral or memorial service will be held. People may donate to the charity
of their choice.

Obituaries (10/09/04)
TEMPLETON Carson Templeton, OC, P.Eng, LL.D, DES, BSc. On October 6th 2004
Carson H. Templeton passed away after a short illness in Victoria, BC. He
was 87. Carson is survived by his wife Laurie, sister Adele Begg, daughter
Colleen, son Neil and grandson Rory Nield all of Victoria, BC. His parents
Samuel Howard Templeton and Florence (Porteous) Templeton predeceased him.
Carson was born in Wainwright, Alberta. After high school, he graduated from
SAIT with a diploma in Mining Engineering. He learned the work ethic early,
starting at the Madsen Red Lake Mine in N.W. Ontario where he was Assistant
Assayer, Boat Boy and Post-Office Manager. He later obtained a BSc in Mining
Engineering from the University of Alberta, and was accepted into the
Engineering Associations of British Columbia and Manitoba. During WWII, he
was seconded to the Canol Pipeline Project and later worked on the
construction of the airports along the Alaska Highway for themilitary. After
the 1948 Flood he was appointed Assistant Chief Engineer of the Fraser
Valley Dyking Board. After Winnipeg's 1950 Flood Carson was appointed Chief
Engineer of the Greater Winnipeg Dyking Board. In 1955 he formed Templeton
Engineering Company, a consulting engineering firm. His company was employed
as the City Engineer for several of the small cities of the area before the
Unicity Amalgamation of Winnipeg in 1972. Carson will be remembered by many
young people whom he employed, both as summer students and as long-term
employees. Templeton Engineering Company did the Engineering estimates for
the Royal Commission on Flood Cost-Benefits that resulted in the
construction of the Winnipeg Floodway. Carson Templeton partnered Templeton
Engineering with Montreal Engineering and Shawinigan Engineering to form
Teshmont Consultants Ltd in 1966. Teshmont has since provided engineering
services to over 50% of the world's HVDC capacity. During the seventies he
was Chairman of the Alaska Highway Pipeline Panel and Chairman of the
Environmental Protection Board that pioneered the hearing process for
Environmental Impact Assessments for the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry
(Berger Commission). This was the work he was most proud of and in 1978 he
was appointed to the Order of Canada because of it. In 1980 he was chosen by
the Inuvialuit people to became the Chairman of the Environmental Impact
Review Board for the Western Arctic. This was part of the implementation of
the Land Claims Settlement of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement. During his
life, Carson gave much to his community. He served as President of the
Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, was Vice-Chairman of the
Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba, and served 14 years as a b
oard member of the Children's Hospital in Winnipeg. Carson Templeton
established the Templeton Lecture of De Engineers of Canada, was
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba, and
served 14 years as a board member of the Children's Hospital in Winnipeg.
Carson Templeton established the Templeton Lecture of De Engineers of
Canada, was Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of
Manitoba, and served 14 years as a board member of the Children's Hospital
in Winnipeg. Carson Templeton established the Templeton Lecture of De

Obituaries (10/09/04)
WORSLEY Biddy (Phyllis), 79 years, passed away October 8, 2004 after a
brief, but courageous struggle with cancer. Born July 10, 1925 In Cowichan
Station (Hillbank). Biddy was a Graduate Nurse of the Royal Jubilee Hospital
and enjoyed a lengthy and satisfying nursing career. Her nursing included
working as a mission nurse in the western and eastern Arctic, as well as
Public Health In the Cowichan Valley, and assisted in starting up the
Homecare Nursing Program. After her retirementin 1981 she enjoyed many years
of volunteering for various organizations such as Hospice, the Cancer
Society and St. Peter's Church. She will be sorely missed by her sister
Susan, nieces & nephews Karen (Rob), Mike (Laurie), Wendy (Dan), Jeanette
(Tom) as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Special thanks to
dear friends Cathy, Willa, Joan and Dr. MacGregor for their special care, as
well as many other friends and homecare nurses, Service to be held at St.
Peter's Quamichan, 5800 Church Road, Tuesday October 12th at 2:00 pm. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity.

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ZASBURG Winifred Mary, born August 8, 1908 in England, passed away
peacefully on October 4, 2004 in Saanichton, BC. Predeceased by her husband
John. Lovingly remembered by her daughter, Pamela (Bob) Bartram and
grandson, Wade, as well as her special feline friend, Coco. Special thanks
to the staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care Unit. Funeral
service will be held at St. David's By The Sea, 5182 Cordova Bay Road, on
Friday, October 15th, 2004 at 2:00 PM.


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