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From: Gloria White <>
Subject: December 10, 2004 Vancouver BC
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 06:40:44 -0800
The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper BATTY BURROUGHS BURROWS
COLLINS CROMPTON DERBY DHILLON DILWORTH DINESEN FITZGERALD FRADETTE FRANK GAUL GAUTHIER
GLENNIE HARMAN HERCEG HERCHUK HUGHES JACQUES JORGENSEN LANE McCAULDER MARTIN MILLER
MINOSKY NAIMARK PALEY PEPLOW READ SAFARIK SCHOLEY SCROGGS SKUSE SOLBRIG SUSSUMS TALSON
UYEDE WALLACE WHITE WONG
The Province notes the following deaths in today's paper BATTY BURROUGHS BURROWS CIMADOR
COLLINS CROMPTON DERBY FRADETTE GAUTHIER HARMAN HERCEG HILL HUGHES LANE KNOWLER
MACCAULDER MILLER NAIMARK READ SAFARIK SCHOLEY SUSSUMS TALSON UYEDE WALLACE WHITE
BATTY _ Alice born September 4, 1933 in North Vancouver, passed away peacefully at home
in Langley on December 7, 2004 after a lengthy fight with cancer. She will be lovingly
remembered by her husband of 50 years, Bill; daughters Karin and her husband Gary, and
Janice and her husband Steve; son Ron and his wife Janet; grandchildren Stuart, Marissa,
Jim, Claire and Emily; sister Myrna; many other family members and friends. A memorial
service will be held Tuesday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Henderson's Funeral Home,
20786 Fraser Highway, Langley. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fraser Valley Cancer
Clinic would be appreciated. HENDERSONS FUNERAL HOME - 604-530-6488
BURROWS _ Charles Gordon on December 8, 2004, Charles Gordon Burrows, formerly of the
Marpole area, Vancouver, and founder of Burrows Cleaners, born in 1911, in Eburne, B.C.
Predeceased by his loving wife Evelyn. Survived by his son Bob (Gloria), daughter Doreen
(George) Smith, 4 grandchildren Darren (Tracey), Trina, Lauren, and Grant; 4
great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and friends. Past President of the Marpole Lions
Club. Memorial service will be held Monday, December 13, 2004 at 1:00 pm at Burkeview
Family Funeral Care, 1340 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC. Cremation. Flowers
gratefully declined, donations may be made to the B.C. Lung Association. Arrangements
entrusted to Burkeview Family Funeral Care.PHONE 604-944-4128
CIMADOR _ Teresa passed away peacefully December 4, 2004, at the age of 71 years.
Predeceased by brothers Pietro "Mario", Mario "Burno" and Francesco. Teresa is survived
by husband Luigi, daughter Monica (James) and granddaughter Isabella; sister Luisa and
family, brother Renzo and family, niece Elisa and family, and nephew Maurizio and
family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00am Friday December 10th at Our
Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 525 Slocan, Vancouver, with Fathers of St. Charles
Celebrants. Interment at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to
the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 9Z9 or a charity of
your choice are appreciated. Kearney Funeral Home 604-736-0268
COLLINS _ James Cecil passed away December 8, 2004 at the age of 81 years. He is
predeceased by his son Thomas and daughter Susan and is survived by his close and loving
family, wife Arlene and fifteen children, many granchildren and great-grandchildren,
sister Josephene (Malcolm) Pont, nephews, nieces and many dear friends. He was the
greatest man we knew. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 10:30
am at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC. with burial to follow.
CROMPTON _ Doreen, Elspeth, (nee Haley) on Tuesday, December 7th, 2004. Peacefully, with
her four children at her bedside. Predeceased by husband Jack. Doreen will be sorely
missed by daughters Patsy (Davie) and Susan (Bob); sons John (Astrid) and Greg; nine
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. For the last eight years, the staff of
Deltaview Habilitation Centre cared for Doreen and comforted her in her battle with
Alzheimers. Even in the last few weeks Doreen still managed to muster up a smile for her
Family and caregivers, a loving smile that all will remember. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be made to the Delta Hospice Society
DERBY _ Beatrice (nee Wallis) passed away peacefully at Yaletown House on her 96th birth
day, December 3, 2004. She was predeceased by her husband Edwin Stevenson Derby in 1970.
Born in London, England, Bea enjoyed a full and happy life in Winnipeg and Vancouver.
She is survived by her loving family, son Ken Derby of West Vancouver (Irene Zilinski);
daughter Sheila Way of White Rock (Rob Way) and daughter Dr. Joan Ferguson of Ottawa
(Bill Ferguson); 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandson.
The family would like to thank the staff at Yaletown House for the excellent care they
gave Mum. Special thanks to her companion, Shirley, for her care and support. A family
memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations would be
appreciated to Yaletown House, 1099 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5A8.
DILWORTH _ Richard passed away December 8, 2004. Dick was born on January 12, 1921 in
South Vancouver, and was predeceased by his parents James and Teresa, and his brother
John. Dick is lovingly remembered by his family, his wife of 53 years Margaret;
daughters Jody (Kerbey) Young, and Tracey Jamieson; grandsons Jeff (Kelly), Mike and
Andy; granddaughter Laura (Ryan) Fuduric; great-grandchildren Kennedy, Molly, Isaac and
the family is eagerly awaiting the arrival of great-grandchild #4. Dick moved to White
Rock in 1935, joined the RCAF in 1942, and he and Margaret raised their family in White
Rock. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. at White Rock
Christian Fellowship, 2265 152 Street, Surrey. The family wishes to express their
gratitude to family and friends for their kindness and prayers, to the Paramedics, Peace
Arch District Hospital ER and 4th floor staff and a very special thanks to Dr. Perold.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peace Arch District Hospital Foundation in Dick's
memory would be appreciated.
DINESEN _ Peter Christian Jesus said Peter, you are my rock. Peter Christian Dinesen was
a rock to many. His wife Carol, his children Karen, Kim and Mark, his sisters Ragna and
Debbie, and his brothers, Jeff and Rodger. The vessel containing his spirit expired on
December 6th. His essence will endure in his children, and grandchildren Camille,
Courtney and Tyler. Peter visited this earth for 66 years. As you read this he's
visiting somewhere else. Perhaps Churchill, Manitoba where he worked in air-traffic
control. Or Ottawa, where he was born. He may be leafing through Gray's Anatomy for he
was the best doctor without a shingle that ever skipped medical school. Perhaps he's
whistling the theme to Bridge on the River Kwai or laughing long and hard at a Laurel
and Hardy rerun. Toss a rock into a pond and watch the ripples spread. We are all rocks
tossed into ponds. Our ripples spread and we touch each other. So pick up a stone, and
skip it across a pond. One skip for each life Peter touched. The pond becomes a sea and
the sea becomes an ocean. The rock skips forever. No service by request. In lieu of
flowers, please make a donation in memory of Peter Christian Dinesen to The Canadian
Heart and Stroke Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. A. Lui
FITZGERALD _ Elizabeth "Betty", born April 13, 1910 and died December 7, 2004.
Predeceased by husband Joseph Fitzgerald and daughter Maureen Tsantilas. Survived by
daughters, Joan Hillaby (Keith) and Barbara Copping (Clay); grandchildren; and
great-grandchildren. She is also survived by long time friend Maureen Savage. Special
thanks to all the wonderful staff at Burquitlam Lions Care Centre.
FRADETTE _ Larry Sr. passed away peacefully on December 3, 2004 at the age of 61. Loving
and missing him, wife Barbara; son Larry; daughter Kathy; dog Cassie, and many other
family and friends. No service by Larry's request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
BC Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
GAUL _ Richard (Dick) Michael, passed away peacefully on December 3rd, 2004 at the
Victoria Hospice at the age of 83. Born in St. Johns, Nfld., he is survived by his wife
Phyllis; his 4 children Kathy (Rob), Penney (Martin), Richard (Kimberly), and Geoffrey
(Deborah), and his 6 grandchildren Kathleen, Edmond, Tyler, Aidan, Nicole and Madeleine.
He served in Gander, Nfld. with the RAF Ferry Command during World War II and during the
course of his life he held a number of distinguished positions including: founding
president of the Canadian Federation of Amateur Aquatics; vice president of the
International Sports Federation of Canada; director, Canadian Olympic Association and
founding chairman of the Aquatic Foundation of Canada. In 1989 he was inducted into the
Canadian Aquatic Hall of Fame. In 1972 he was invited to China to promote sport
exchanges between Canada and the Peoples Republic of China and this began his lifelong
interest in improving relations between the two countries. He was an active member in
the Chinese cultural community and a former president of the Soong Ching Ling Children's
Foundation of Canada. Sincere thanks to all the health care providers and volunteers in
Vancouver and Victoria for their compassion, care and support. No service by request. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation,
Richmond Pavilion, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1952 Bay St, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 would be
GAUTHIER _ H. A. (Bob), born May 24, 1925 in Chilliwack. He slipped away peacefully at
home on December 6, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife Gwen; brother Hank; three
sons; two daughters and grandchildren. Predeceased by his father Joseph; mother
Anastasia and brother Ben. A viewing will be held from 5-7 pm on Sunday December 12th,
at Forest Lawn Capel, where a Memorial Service will follow on Monday December 13, at
2:00pm at 3789 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial
donations to Action For Animals In Distress - 604-724-7652
‘HARMAN _ L. Elaine, born in Dauphin, Manitoba to Swen and Mabel Norgren April 23, 1933,
passed away December 7, 2004. Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack in 2001 and
daughter Karen in 1998. Elaine will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Melinda
(Keath) Konings; son Stephen (Jen) Harman; grandchildren Michael, Katrina Konings and
Alison, Ben and Catie Harman; nephews Lorne Woods and Victor Norgren. Also missed by
many cousins, in-laws and friends. Elaine will be remembered as a kind loving mother and
grandmother and devoted partner to Jack. Elaine's career in the travel business spanned
over 25 years and enabled her to live out her dream of international travel. She and
Jack moved to the Sunshine Coast 15 years ago, where she spent her last healthy years
entertaining their many guests and working in her beautiful garden. Stephen, Melinda and
families wish to thank the staff of Totem Lodge Extended Care Home in Sechelt for their
care and support for the over the past 3 years. A Memorial Service, followed by a
reception will be held Wednesday December 22, at 2pm at Ryerson United Church 2195 W.
45th Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of bc
would be apppreciated.
‘HERCEG _ Jon. January 15, 1936 - December 6, 2004. Known as Baker Jon to his extended
Wreck Beach family. Jon first came to Canada from his native Bosnia-Hercegovina in 1959
where he worked on potato farms in rural Manitoba before moving to Brandon and working
in a bakery there with his brother, Ljubo. Jon always had a kind word for everyone with
his trademark blue eyes, deep tan and silver hair and mustache. In 1961, the brothers
moved to British Columbia and Jon worked in various bakeries before baking for Super
Valu and Safeway until his recent retirement. Jon just returned from an extended visit
to Bosnia-Hercegovina before being admitted to St. Paul's. Jon is survived by brother
Ljubo from Powell River; brother Milanko and sister Vila in Bosnia and sister Danica in
Croatia. Jon leaves 9 nieces and nephews, and their eleven children. Gratitude to Gary,
Rick, Sonia and Ian for their gift of friendship. A special thanks to the nurses, staff,
and Dr. Clifford Chan-Yan of St. Paul's Renal Ward for being Jon's Guardian Angels. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jon's name to either the Renal Ward at St.
Paul's Hospital, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC. or to the B.C. Kidney
Foundation of Canada. A Memorial Service will be held for Jon, 1 p.m., Sunday, December
12, mid-Trail 6, Wreck Beach, rain or shine.
HILL _ James Lee (Jim), born in Prince Albert, Sask., April 2nd, 1936. Passed away at
his home in Keremeos, BC on December 01, 2004, after a courageous battle with skin
cancer. He will be deeply missed by his wife Theresa Hill; sons Lee and Ritch Hill,
Scott, Brian, Rick and Garry Wood and their wives; twelve grandchildren; stepfather
Grant Harding; brothers Grant Jr. and Gordon (Joanne) Harding; sister Ruth Madden; also
Lucille Hill and many other valued family members and friends. Jim was well-known and
respected for his many years as a dealer in the RV and Auto Sales throughout BC, AB and
Sask. Donations may be made to the Cancer Society of BC. "May the road rise up to meet
you May the wind be always at your back. May the sun rise warm upon your face and the
rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again May God hold you in the hollow
of his hand" An Irish Blessing
‘JACQUES _ William Ernest (Ernie) passed away December 5, 2004 at the age of 85. He had
resided at the George Derby Centre since October, 1996 and was given exceptional care by
all of the staff until the time of his death. Ernie is survived by his three sisters
Vera Nurse in Saskatoon, Audrey Ewings in Kelowna and Elaine Needes (Don) in Tsawwassen
as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation. No service by request.
Burnaby Funeral Directors 604-298-2525
‘JORGENSEN _ Patricia (nee Walsh), passed away peacefully in her sleep December 6, 2004
after a courageous 5 year battle with Colon Cancer. Her passing has left a deep hole in
the hearts of her husband of 40 years Eric; her son Reece and daughter-in-law Kara; and
her grandchildren Dustin and Amber who she loved dearly. Pat will be greatly mourned and
missed by her sisters Marge Lagimodiere and Doreen Dolynchuk in Winnipeg; Dorothy Bales
in Whitehorse; by her brother Raymond Walsh in Winnipeg; and by her many nieces and
nephews who live in Winnipeg. Pat was a very energetic and fun loving person who dearly
enjoyed life and people. She was a very warm, friendly and unselfish person who had a
magical Irish personality that people gravitated towards. She always made people feel
comfortable and welcome and had the amazing ability to light up a room when she entered.
Her many friends will miss this person and hold dear the memories, as will we all.
"Goodbye Pat." Columbia Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
KNOWLER _ Rachel Bertha. Mrs. Rachel Bertha Knowler passed away at Mt. Cartier Court
Extended Care, Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Monday, December 6th, 2004 at the
age of 88 years. She had been a long-time resident of the Salmon Arm area. There will be
no formal funeral service by Rachel's own request. Interment of her cremated remains
will take place in the spring of 2005 in the family plot of Pleasant Street Cemetery,
LANE _ Wilbert J. (Bert). Formerly of Montreal, former Personal Secretary to Mr. D.C.
Coleman, Vice President CP Rail. At the Ottawa General Hospital on December 8, 2004 in
his 96th year. Beloved husband of the late Emily Bailey. Predeceased by sister Beatrice
and brothers Edgar, Henry, Walter and Gordon. Survived by his beloved sister-in-law
Wilma (Gordon) also survived by many nieces and nephews. Those wishing to, may make
donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society. A graveside service
will be held at Montreal Memorial Park Cemetery, 3965 Cote de Liesse, Montreal, Quebec
on Saturday, December 11 at 1pm. Sincere thanks to all staff at the CCAC Ottawa, Central
Park Lodge, Carlingview Manor, The Glebe Centre and the doctors and nurses of Queensway
Carleton, Ottawa Civic and General Hospitals. Special thanks to Dr. David Hilborn, MD,
Ottawa. Condolences/Donations/Trib mcgarryfamily.ca 613-233-1143
MACCAULDER _ Dougg of Vancouver passed November 25, 2004. He is sadly missed by his son
and Joy Kenny; wife Nancy; mother Jean; sister Gail; relatives and many friends. Dougg
was a true and loyal companion always coming to the aid of those being treated unjustly
or in need. Taken too soon and brave to the end. We now have an advocate in Heaven who
will argue our case. Love you always and miss you.
MINOSKY _ Gladys (Annie), age 96 born October 20, 1909 in Taber, Alberta, passed away
December 7, 2004 peacefully, in her sleep at Peace Arch Hospital. Gladys was loved by
all who knew her. She was a life member of the Army & Navy Club in Steveston Branch #284
and enjoyed her time at the cabin in Birch Bay, her winters in Yuma, Arizona and being
with her family. She was always known for making her famous pancakes even when she was
out camping in her motorhome. She is survived by daughters: Maxine King, Sharman
Burman-Jasper, sons: Fred Merriman (Kathleen), Robert Wayne Minosky (Debbie), sister:
Cleo Longacre (Louis), sister-in-law: Flo Tubbs, brothers: Billy (Anna), Lester, George
(Rose), Roy Tubbs, brother-in-law: Slim Sheppard. She has numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren plus many special friends in Canada and the United States, who will
miss her. She is predeceased by her beloved husbands, George Minosky and Lloyd Merriman,
son: William Merriman, sister: Mable Sheppard, brother: Charles Tubbs, sisters-in-law
Peggy Tubbs, Nellie Tubbs. The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses and Staff
at Evergreen Baptist Care Home and 5th floor Peace Arch Hospital for their loving care.
Service to be held at Valley View Funeral Home in the Arbor Centre, 14660 72nd Ave,
Surrey, BC on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow the
service for family and friends.
NAIMARK _ Barry. It is with great sadness that the family of Barry Naimark of Halfmoon
Bay, B.C. announce his passing at VGH on Friday, December 3, 2004, after losing a
courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Dell-Jean; children Ben and
Carmella; son-in-law Jeff; sister Sheila Herstein, and nephews Bernard and Lyle. Born
July 1st, 1932 in Regina, Sask., Barry moved to Vancouver in 1958, where he became
involved in the lumber industry, successfully owning and operating Naimark Lumber Ltd.
In 1964 Barry was a proud member of the winning World Curling Championship team and was
later inducted into both the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Barry was an avid hunter, fisherman and storyteller. He lived his life to the fullest.
He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he touched. A special thanks to Dr. J.
F. Denegri, Dr. S. Sunshine and all the Doctors and Nursing staff on 12B at VGH for all
the wonderful care they gave. A Funeral Service was held Sunday, December 4, at Schara
Tzedek Synagogue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the VGH and
UBC Hospital Foundation in Barry's memory, funds to be directed towards founding two
fellowships in Multiple Myeloma Treatment Research, 855 W. 12th Ave., Vancouver, V52
PALEY _ Jean, December 23, 1920 - October 11, 2004. Born in Theodore, Saskatchewan.
Predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. Survived by brother John Paley and four nephews
and nieces in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in
PEPLOW _ Effie (nee Hancheryk), passed away peacefully at her home with family on
Wednesday, December 1st, 2004. She was born in Hafford, Saskatchewan on January 14th,
1917. She moved to Shell Lake where she grew up and was the last surviving child of Anna
and George Hancheryk. She moved to B.C. and was a long time resident of Maillardville
and Coquitlam where she married and had her three children. In 1988 she and her husband
moved to Osoyoos to be close to their grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband,
Arthur Clive Peplow. She is survived by her daughters Karen and Stephanie (Coquitlam)
and son Rick; Paddy (Osoyoos) and was Baba to her grandchildren Patrick, Katie, Leah
(Donnie), Sean (Patricia) and 2 great-grandchildren. Her love was gardening of both
flowers and vegetables and she was a wonderful cook. A Memorial Service will be held
Saturday, December 11, 2004 at Hanson's Funeral Chapel, 8311 Main Street, Osoyoos. A
Parasta, the Funeral Mass for the Dead and a Panakhay, the Final Farewell will be held
at Holy Cross in Surrey, January 15th, 2005 at the Ukrainian Catholic Church, 13755 -
108th Avenue. She will be sadly missed by all her family, cousins, nieces, nephews and
many friends and will be in our hearts forever.
READ _ Alice Meredith at age 82 passed away in Richmond, BC on December 4th, 2004. She
was born in Vancouver, BC on May 25th, 1922. Predeceased by her husband Harold and
survived by her daughter Joyce (Roger); son John (Pat); grandchildren; Jill, Jennifer,
Alexandra, Sara and Anthony and her lifelong friend Joyce. Alice graduated from Nursing
School in 1945. She will be remembered for her unwavering dedication and faithfulness in
her years of volunteering throughout the community. She will be greatly missed by her
family and all the lives she touched. A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on
Thursday, December 16th, 2004 at St. Matthias Church and St. Lukes Anglican Church, 680
West 49th Ave., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Vancouver Children's
Hospital would be greatly appreciated.
SCHOLEY _ William A. With much sadness, the family of William Arthur Scholey announces
his passing on December 4, 2004. Bill was born on October 10, 1921 in Winnipeg,
Manitoba. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway and was transferred to Vancouver in
1947. Bill completed studies to become a Certified General Accountant and then worked
for the Federal Government in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans until his
retirement in 1986. An avid gardener, "scholar and gentleman", Bill was a true friend
and a great family man. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Pat;
his children, Jim and Janis; his son-in-law Dan; his daughter-in-law Pat; his
grandchildren Kathleen and Eric, and his many friends. By request, there will be no
memorial service, and in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon. (Suite 305 - 123 15th Street East, North Vancouver,
B.C. V7L 2P7).
SKUSE _ Aimee Lucille, passed away quietly in Richmond Hospital, on December 1, 2004.
Survived by her brother, Bill; sister, Georgette; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral
Services will be held on Thursday, December 09th, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul's Parish,
8251 St. Albans Road, Richmond, B.C. Interment will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery
in Burnaby. We will always love and miss you Aimee.
SOLBRIG _ Paula Dawne 1957 - 2004. As much as we mourn her passing we also celebrate her
time amongst us, for she lit up the lives of all she met in many parts of the world.
Beloved wife of Gerd; daughter of David and Ingrid Puddicombe; big sister to Virginia
Puddicombe and Lisa Bagin. Paula's life will be celebrated by her friends as well as her
coworkers of BMO Main Branch on Burrard Street. I would like to express my heartfelt
gratitude to the members of the Homecare Nursing Program, the personnel at the
Palliative Care Unit at VGH, and the Canadian Red Cross. Services will be held at the
Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Ave., Vancouver at 1:00 pm. December 13, 2004. Please
offer donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation in lieu of flowers.
SUSSUMS _ Harvey James, 78, of Langley, B.C. passed away peacefully on Thursday,
December 2, 2005. He is survived by three sons, Don (Donna) of Crawford Bay, B.C., David
(Kenda) of Lillooet, B.C., and Ray (Della) of Surrey, B.C; grandchildren, Chris, Laura,
David, Danial, Eric and Tracy and great-grandson Aidan. Our family would like to thank
Dr. Stogryn, Dr. M. Borg and all the nurses and care aides at Langley Hospital and
Langley Lodge who cared for our father in his time of need. There will be no service at
this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Lung Association,
The B.C. Cancer Agency or Langley Lodge.
UYEDE _ Akiko - (Well respected as "Auntie Aki" by her many nieces, nephews and
friends). Born October 1, 1926 in Cumberland B.C. Passed away on November 29, 2004 at
the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Akiko is predeceased by her husband Toshio in
1989 and is survived by her loving son Richard and his wife Eileen. Her unconditional
love and generosity will be dearly missed by her family, relatives and friends. A
memorial service was held at Toronto Buddhist Church located at 918 Bathurst Street,
Toronto, Ontario on Sunday, December 5th 2004 at 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations
were sent to Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
WALLACE _ Regina Sofia (nee Kokoszka) passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 5th,
2004 surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 66. She is predeceased by her
parents Anna and Adam Kokoszka. Regina is survived by her husband of 42 years Garry; her
daughter Jacqueline and granddaughter Kia. Also survived by her five brothers, Frank,
John, George, Peter and Edward; her three sisters, Annie, Wanda and Halina, and many
extended family members. Regina will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her sense of
humour and her love for her family and friends. Prayers will be recited on Friday,
December 10th, 2004 at 7:30 P.M. at St. Josephs Catholic Church, 32550 - 7th Avenue,
Mission, BC. Memorial Service will be held at St. Josephs Catholic Church on Saturday,
December 11th, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Centre for
the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3 in memory of Regina would
be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna
WHITE _ Virginia Louise, beloved mother of twins Verna Herman and husband Edward, Vista,
California, LaVerne Gilbert and husband Stanley, San Diego, California; 4 grandchildren
and 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Paul in 1962. A previous matron at
Normanna Resthome. Many thanks to the staff at both Dogwood and Fellburn Care Centres
for their wonderful love and care they gave to Virginia. No service. Private Cremation.
WONG _ Stephen Wah Hon, passed away peacefully on December 6, 2004 at Vancouver General
Hospital. Survived by his loving wife, Jennifer; their six children (Dennis, Margaret,
Marlene, Angela, Annette and Andrew) and their seven grandchildren. Funeral service will
be held at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, on Wednesday,
December 15, 2004 at 10:00 am. Viewing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December
14, 2004. In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Stephen Wong to the Renal Unit,
c/o St. Paul's Hospital Foundation will be greatly appreciated.
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