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Subject: Victoria Times-Colonist; June 8, 2005
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 04:00:11 -0700

Victoria Times Colonist Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Death Notices and Guest Books for 6/8/2005

Allan, Vivian Gertrude
ALLAN, Vivian Gertrude (nee Denham) 1921 2005 Vivian Allan, our vibrant,
courageous, and funloving mother, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June
4, 2005 and is reunited with her loving husband Michael. Vivian was born and
raised in Victoria, BC. She took her Nurse's training at the Royal Jubilee
Hospital and served in the Second World War as Nursing Sister. She married
Michael in 1946 and lived a rewarding and successful life raising her
family. She was involved in many community and sports activities including
the I.O.D.E., Girl Guides, Engineer Wives, badminton, golf and she played an
excellent game of bridge. Throughout their life they had the opportunity to
live in numerous parts of Canada; Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Regina, and
Calgary. Vivian always talked with pride of the good friends and the
laughter that they shared with those people over the years. Her smile was
contagious and she had an uncanny way of making people feel loved. She was
always there when a hug was needed. Vivian and Michael returned to Victoria
in 1981 and enjoyed their retirement, reminiscing with friends, travelling
internationally and in their little camper, and spending time with their
family which was always a priority. They bought a beautiful place
overlooking the ocean and had many peaceful years enjoying the view and
watching the eagles. Vivian moved to Calgary in 2001 to be closer to family.
We will miss her cheerful smile but it was time for her to go. We love you
Mum." Vivian is survived by her children and their spouses, Sheila and Bob
Cullen of Calgary, David and Marta of Blaine, WA, Susan and Bert Perkins of
North Carolina, and Rene and Rich Engel of Calgary; as well as her
grandchildren, Tyne and Diane Cullen, Stephen and Michael Allan, Stephanie
and Kieran Perkins, and Kathleen and David Engel; and her sisters-in-law
Pamela Allan of Edmonton, AB and Marion Sarkissian of Naniamo, BC. Vivian
was predeceased by her husband Michael of fortyseven years; and her brother
Clifford Denham. Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park
Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 17,
2005 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made
directly to the Stroke Recovery Association of Calgary, 21 Moreuil Court
S.W., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6, sracalgary or directly to the
charity of the donor's choice. In living memory of Vivian Allan, a tree will
be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES
Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. CALGARY, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone:
(403) 243-8200. 97006
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Arbuckle, William (Bill)
ARBUCKLE, William (Bill) September 12, 1916 June 4, 2005 He will be lovingly
remembered by his wife, of 56 years, Doris, his children Bill (Rhona),
Bonnie (Bryan), Warren (Keiko) his 9 grandchildren and 7 great
grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Victoria General
Hospital for the wonderful care given to Bill. There will be a private
service, for the family, on Friday, June 10th. If desired donations can be
made to a charity of choice. 96854
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Axhorn, Catherine Ellen
AXHORN, Catherine Ellen Passed away peacefully on June 4, 2005 at the age of
85. Catherine was born on May 2, 1920 in Greenan, Saskatchewan. She will be
lovingly remembered by her husband Cyril, children Dale (Eleanor) Jordan,
Shirley Fortune, Peter (Denise) Axhorn, Alan Axhorn, Victoria Kelley and
Maggie (Allan) Bolitho, nieces Sharon and Jane; nephews Gary, Rob and John,
numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. No service by Catherine's
request. 96754
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Boland, Bruce
BOLAND, Bruce Memorial Services to be held Saturday, June 11th at 3:00pm at
Esquimalt Legion, 622 Admirals Rd. Reception to follow. 97372
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Cameron, Donald Stuart
CAMERON, Donald Stuart 1929 to 2005 Suddenly June 2, 2005, pre-deceased by
daughter Heather (Mar '91) & granddaughter Sheena (Mar '02) Don leaves his
loving wife Edna, daughter Donna (Mike) Stark, granddaughter Laura, brother
Jack (Mary) Cameron, sister Marilyn Nicholson, sister-in-laws Rena Maggs and
Joy Mills & many nieces and nephews. Born November 16, 1929 in Sault St.
Marie, Don spent his youth in Sudbury, Ont where he met and married Edna
Maggs July 23, 1960. They moved to Victoria in 1960 and then moved to Prince
Rupert in 1967 where they would meet best friends Steve & Maureen MacKenna.
Don worked for awhile in the mill & then a 25 year career as a letter
carrier until Don and Edna retired to Victoria in 1991. He was active in the
church & enjoyed spending time with friends and family. A celebration of
Don's life will be conducted at St. Barnabas Church, (Belmont & Begbie) at
2:00 pm, Friday June 10th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart &
Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. 96851
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Cameron, Lynne
CAMERON, Lynne July 02, 1948 -June 02, 2005 On June 2, 2005 Lynne Cameron of
Edmonton passed away suddenly at home at the age of 56. Lynne was
predeceased by her mother Mary. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter
Heather, granddaughter Hannah; son Rob; her father Alan (Sylvia); brothers
Jim (Sonja), Rick (Sue), Dan, Tom (Kelsey), Ken and her sister Ellen (Dan)
as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. A Memorial
service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Glenwood
Funeral Home, south of Wye Road on Range Road 232, Sherwood Park. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Edmonton
Epilepsy Association. Funeral arrangements by Glenwood Funeral Home. 96308
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Chater, Garry Cyril
CHATER, Garry Cyril Passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2005. Garry was born in
Duncan, B.C. on April 5, 1925. He was predeceased by his parents; his
sister, Nancy Baylis; and his grandson, Coel Chater. He leaves to mourn his
passing his loving family; wife, Betty, sons, David (Val), Chris (Lucha),
Tim (Jennine), and Michael (Helma); grandchildren, Heidi Chater, Sean
Chater, Sara and Kevin Chater, Taylor (Jesse) Blackstock, Andrea DeMan,
Jacqui (Stuart) Avery and Laurie Bowden; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and
Justin DeMan, and his sister Avery (Ivor) Worrall; and nieces, Patricia and
Melanie Baylis and Jennifer (David) Lazarz. Garry's career was as a teacher
and Vice-Principal, largely in the Victoria School District, where he
touched the lives of many young people. He was an active volunteer in his
Church, All Saints View Royal, with the First Open Heart Society, the Cancer
Society, Victoria Winemakers Guild and many others. Funeral Service will be
held at All Saints Church View Royal, 287 Pallisier Avenue on Friday, June
10, 2005 at 2:00 pm. Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorial
donations would be appreciated to The Pemberton Heritage Garden at the Royal
Jubilee Hospital, c/o The Greater Victoria Hospitals Foundation, H304 633
Courtenay Street, Victoria, B.C. or to the First Open Heart Society, 2205
Shakespeare, Victoria, B.C. V8R 4G2. Special thanks to the Victoria Hospice
and the Pallitive Care Unit 96761
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Cooper, Florence Christina
COOPER, (Wallace, Olson), Florence Christina Latterly of Berwick on the
Lake, Nanaimo, formerly of Ladysmith passed away June 2, 2005 at age 95.
Predeceased by two fine gentlemen, Harvey Wallace (1963) and Gordon Cooper
(1998) with each of whom she celebrated more than 25 wedding anniversaries.
Survived by her sister Mable Cliffe, daughter Carolyn Tulk (Bob) and son
Stephen Wallace (Geraldine), grandchildren Sarah Swanson and Philip Tulk
(Joanne), three great-grandchildren Cameron and Christina Swanson and
Frances Tulk. Florence was a talented pianist and a keen educator who never
ceased being interested in the world around her. She enjoyed her final years
in Nanaimo, playing bridge with friends, playing the piano for sing-songs
and watching with lively interest the activities of her family and friends.
The family wishes to thank the fine staff at Berwick for the courtesy,
kindness, respect and friendship extended to her during her six years as a
resident, especially the staff in the Care Unit who could not have provided
finer attention. Special thanks to Dr. Nick Schulson, to visitor
extraordinaire Marion Abbott and to her many other friends who popped in or
called regularly to share their experiences. A Funeral Service will be held
at 1:30 on Friday, June 10, 2005 at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1720
Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC with a reception to follow at Berwick on the Lake,
3201 Ross Road. In lieu of flowers, donations in Florence's memory may be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 777 East Poplar Street, Nanaimo, BC V9S
2H7. 96262
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Costigan, Elizabeth Bernice (Beth)
COSTIGAN, Elizabeth Bernice (Beth) Passed away peacefully at Luther Court on
June 3, 2005. She was born in Ladysmith on January 20, 1912 and also lived
in Nanaimo for many years prior to moving to Victoria. Beth worked for BC
Ferries as well as Owl Drugstore before retiring in 1969. She was a resident
of Luther Court for the past 11 years and sincere thanks go to the nurses
and staff for their wonderful care and support during that time. No service
by request. Private cremation. 97160
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Griffiths, Robert W. (Bob)
GRIFFITHS, Robert (Bob) W. 1941 2005 Bob Griffiths passed away on June 4,
2005 after a battle with cancer. He is dearly and sadly missed by his loving
wife Lyn and his son Mark (Diane) and his extended family Doug (Claudia and
Daniel), Brenda, Karl (Rose), Joe (Laurel) and many close friends. Bob is
also greatly missed by his sister in law Shirley, brother in law Ken, and
mother and father in law Win and Bill. Bob loved all aspects of his life, he
enjoyed a deep connection with nature, boating, fishing, and being with Lyn,
family and close friends. Bob was employed at BC Tel for 31 years. "The
flood may bear me far I hope to see my pilot face to face when I have
crossed the bar" Anonymous "One of Bob's favourites" A special thank you
to Dr. Kier MacMillan for his care and support. No service by request.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 97247
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Holmes, Nadine Louise
HOLMES, Nadine Louise May 26, 1928 June 6, 2005 Born in Kamloops, BC, she
passed away peacefully in Victoria after a brief illness. Predeceased by
parents, Alfred Russell and Evelyn Ellen Blais, sisters Muriel and Mildred
and brother Norman. Nadine's loving husband David Charles Holmes passed away
in 2001 and her beloved son David Russell Holmes in 2002. Nadine is survived
by her daughter Dianne Louise Holmes, nephew Christopher Scott Warren, niece
Brandee Nicole Warren and family and friends. No service by request. Flowers
gratefully declined. 97042
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King, Laura Ella
KING, Laura Ella Born August 16, 1915 in Victoria, passed away peacefully on
June 1, 2005 in the palliative care unit at Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
Laura (Sis) was predeceased by her husband, Bill, of 52 years in 1992, and
her daughter, Heather Millar in 1987. She is much loved and sadly missed by
daughter, Hazel Yeo (Keith), granddaughter, Niki McIlveen (Andrew), great
granddaughter Abby, grandson Duncan Yeo; daughter, Ella King (Wayne),
grandchildren, Colin, Neil and Aislyn King; granddaughter Kristina Millar
(Corey); sonin-law Allan Millar (Jenny); brothers Thomas and Don, sister
Beverley, and numerous other relatives and friends. Laura lived her entire
life in the greater Victoria area and spent many summers at the cabin at
Maple Bay. Her life was simple and revolved around her family and friends
who were always welcome in her home. She could always be counted on to put
the kettle on". Her cookie tins and candy dishes always held something for
her grandchildren. She loved a picnic and an ice cream cone and bagpipes.
She knitted for many years and until March was knitting lap robes for the
elderly". She was always there for us. Special thanks to those who were dear
to Laura that were there for her, not just in her last days, but throughout
her life. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers at the PCU, Saanich
Peninsula Hospital. A celebration of Laura's life will be held on June 10,
2005 at 1:00 pm at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave, Sidney. 96627
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LaCroix, Lucien James
LaCROIX, Lucien James Passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Sunday,
June 5, 2005 at Victoria, BC. Lou was a great and wonderful husband, father,
grandfather and friend! Lou was well loved and will be forevever missed by
all who knew him. God speed our love! A Visitation and Tea will take place
at Sands Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC from 6:30 to 8:30
pm Wednesday, June 8, 2005. Funeral Service and burial to take place in
Portage la Prairie, MB. Flowers are gratefully declined. If so desired,
donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation: 107 1001
Cloverdale Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 4C9. 97369
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Laitinen, Beverley (Memoriam)
LAITINEN, Beverley Beverley passed away June 8th, 2002 and is sorely missed.
A loving partner, sister, mother and grandmother like no other. We are
grateful for the time you shared with us. We love you. Walter and family.
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Martin, John Bernard
MARTIN, John Bernard Passed away tragically at Lake Cowichan, B.C. on June
2, 2005. John served with the Canadian Coast Guard for over 30 years. He
will be missed by all those who knew him. Predeceased by mother Phoebe
Amelia Martin, Aunts and Uncles Richard and May, Muriel, Gwen, Peter and
Connie. Lovingly remembered by parents Jack and Lexie Martin, brothers and
sisters Anne, Heather, Wendy, Tammy, Dawn, Scott and Randy. Also survived by
Aunts and Uncles Jeff and Edie Stewart, John and Nancy Linnell, and Gordon
and Helen Cooper and Newnham family members past and present. Service will
be held on Friday, June 10 at McCall Brothers Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver
Streets, Victoria, B.C. at 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of
flowers, please make a donation to the Greater Victoria Hospitals Foundation
for the Archie Courtnall Center, H304 633 Courtney St. Victoria, BC, V8W 1B9
in John's memory. 97140
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Patterson, Christine Mary
PATTERSON, Christine Mary Died peacefully at Glengarry Hospital on June 3,
2005 following a short illness. She was predeceased by husband Walter and
son George. She will be sadly missed and survived by daughter Elaine, 3
grandchildren, 4 great granddaughters and family dog "Benj." Chris was a
native Victorian, and attended Willows Elementary School, Oak Bay High
School, and obtained a teaching degree from the University of Victoria. She
taught 10 years in the Peace River country, 18 years at Quadra Elementary
School, and 8 years at Willows Elementary School. Chris had many interests;
which included bridge, hiking, golfing, swimming, gardening, and was an avid
reader. In addition, she was also an active member at the Monterey Centre.
Many thanks to Dr. Cubbage and Dr. Nuttall, and the kind and caring staff at
Glengarry Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 8th at
McCall Bros. Floral Chapel, Vancouver & Johnson St. Services will commence
at 1:00 pm, with interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Condolences
may be offered to the family at 96532
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Pluta, Thomas Joseph
PLUTA, Thomas Joseph Passed away peacefully on June 5, 2005 in Victoria, at
the age of 59 years. He is survived by his loving daughter, Keturah, of
Nanaimo; Gloria and Carmen and many good friends. Dad was a professional
journalist and a dedicated member of the Baha'i Faith. The Funeral Service
will be conducted from MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver
Streets on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 10:30 am, followed by interment.
Condolences may be offered at 97410
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Potter, Andrew Eldon
POTTER, Andrew Eldon Reverend Andrew Eldon Potter died peacefully at Kiwanis
Oak Bay Pavilion, on June 3, 2005. Andy was born in Calgary in 1925 and led
a full and adventurous life. At 17, he lied about his age and went oversees
to war. On his return, he earned a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from
University of Alberta and an in Theology from Trinity College. He led a
varied career, both in the petroleum industry in Calgary, and as a priest,
first for the Anglican Church, then for the Anglican Catholic Church of
Canada. He founded the Church of the Resurrection, Anastasia parish in
Calgary. Full-time parish work followed when Andy and wife Beth moved to the
rural Kootenays where they farmed and Andy served parishes throughout B.C.,
Montana and Washington, before retiring to Victoria, B.C. At 67, Andy
embraced his Scottish roots and decided to learn Gaelic. He began teaching
Gaelic around his kitchen table, which led to the formation of the Victoria
Scottish Gaelic Choir. Andy will be missed by the Victoria Scottish Dance
Society, the men of the Saltire Society and his mates from the 2nd Canadian
Army University engineering course. He is lovingly remembered by his devoted
and beloved wife of 48 years Beth, their six children: Marcy, Andrew, Kate,
Teresa, Colleen and Sheila, and seven grandchildren. We knew him as a
fiercely independent and sharp witted, yet generous and compassionate. We
wish to thank the staff of the Kiwanis Oak Bay Pavilion for their care and
respect. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kiwanis Oak Bay Pavilion would be
greatly appreciated. A requiem mass will be held at the Cathedral of St.
John the Evangelist, 990 Falmouth Rd., Victoria on Friday, June 10 at 11
a.m. 97346
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Reynolds, Thelma Theresa
REYNOLDS, Thelma Theresa Born October 14, 1918 in Vancouver. Passed away
June 5, 2005 at the Lodge at Broadmead, Victoria. Predeceased by husband
Gavin Reynolds, Grandsons Lee and Lloyd Hanson and brother Doug Kermode.
Survived by Jack (Caroline) Reynolds, Don (Madeline) Reynolds, Nancy (Anton)
Lind and Sharyn (Ray) Hanson , plus numerous grandchildren and great
grandchildren. Also sister-in-law Lottie Cairns and many nephews and nieces.
A celebration of life will be held at Royal Oak Women's Institute Hall, 4516
W. Saanich Road on Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. 97404
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Rogers, Rose Marie
ROGERS, Rose Marie April 18, 1928 June 4, 2005 Passed away peacefully at the
Victoria Hospice. Survived and sadly missed by her one and only devoted
spouse, Bill, of 52 years. Two sons, Vern (Jan) of Nanaimo and Jim (Joan) of
Victoria; one sister Anna Webster of Kelowna and niece Bev Bohren. She will
always be remembered as a good friend to many, for her love of cruising,
dancing, entertaining and especially her gracious smile and infectious
laugh. Rose was predeceased by her father, 1929; mother in 1978, brother
Nathan killed in action with the RAF in 1944, sisters Pearl Hope and Pauline
Ford in 2002. Rose was born in Kelowna, BC and graduated from Herbert's
Business College. Married Bill in 1952 and moved to Victoria. The family
would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Palliative Care Unit of the
Victoria Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Victoria
Hospice Society 1952 Bay Street. A memorial service will be held on
Thursday, June 9th at 2:00 at First Memorial Funeral Services 4725 Falaise
Drive. 96551
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Ross, Norman H.
ROSS, Norman H. Major-General (ret'd) DSO, ED, CD 5 June 1915 3 June 2005
Strong minded, great-hearted. A soldier, bon vivant, agent provocateur,
scotch connoisseur, fisherman, husband, father, grandfather, friend. Norman
passed away peacefully at home in his 90th year, surrounded by his loving
family. Predeceased by his first wife Marye, he is survived by his wife of
32 years, Shirley and children/ grandchildren, Cameron Ross and Patti
(Angus, Hamish), Christopher Green and Heather Bennett, Pam Green and Reg
Martin (Johanna (Alastair Smith), Bethany). Born and educated in Winnipeg,
he had a distinguished military career. A member of the Queen's Own Cameron
Highlanders of Canada, he commanded A" Company on the Dieppe operation and
was Commanding Officer of the Regiment in Normandy until he was wounded. He
served in Ottawa, Washington D.C., Tokyo, Edmonton, Fredericton, and London
England. When his military career ended, he retired to an active life in
Victoria, which included service as President of the Victoria Men's Canadian
Club, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Victoria Corp of
Commissioners, Chairman of the Victoria branch of the CIIA, when not
gardening or fishing his way throughout BC, the Yukon and the NWT A web site
has been created at . Flowers graciously declined but donations may be made
in his name to the BC Cancer Foundation (250-519-5550) or Victoria Hospice &
Palliative Care Foundation (250-370-8716). Heartfelt thanks to the caring
staff of the Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Palliative Care Unit, most
especially to Dr. Patrick White, long-time friend and family doctor. A
celebration of Norman's life will be held at 4pm, 11 June at Wedgewood
Estates Recreation Centre 2829 Arbutus Rd. 96458
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Schut, Nicholas Jan
SCHUT, Nicholas Jan October 14, 1965 May 31, 2005 It is with great sadness
that Nick and Niesa Schut announce the passing of their only beloved son,
Nicholas Jan Schut in Victoria, B.C. Nicholas was predeceased by his only
sister, Niesa Harriet Schut, in 2004. Nicholas was born in Calgary, Alberta
and when he was five went to New Zealand for seven years. When the family
moved to Victoria he attended Sir James Douglas School, and later, Central
Junior High and Victoria High School. After graduating from University of
Victoria with a Bachelor of Science and Psychology, he worked for the B.C.
government where he was well-respected and made many friends. Nicholas was
well known in the Masonic circle and became a master of Henderson Lodge #84.
Also, he was active in sports such as softball, volleyball and soccer. He
made deeply close friends, Glenn and Peter, and all will miss him greatly,
remembering their wonderful times together. His nephew, Robin, his cousin,
Juliana, and the extended family in Ottawa and Holland mourn his passing. A
memorial service will be held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at Douglas
and Broughton on Saturday, June I I at 3:00 p.m, followed by a reception in
the Kirk hall. 97131
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Smith, Flora Louisa "Shorty"
SMITH, Flora Louisa (Shorty") August 6, 1917 June 4, 2005 Born in St. John's
Newfoundland passed away on June 4 at the age of 87. She leaves to cherish
her memory her loving family husband Gordon Smith of 64 years of marriage,
two children, Patricia Bollag (George), Glenda Wyatt (Hugh), three
grandchildren, Alexandra and Sacha Bollag, and Ian Wyatt. Special thank you
to the staff at the Sidney Care Home and at Eldersafe Home Support Services.
A memorial service to be held on Friday June 10 at 2:00pm at First Memorial
Funeral Services 4725 Falaise Drive with reception to follow. In lieu of
flowers donation gratefully accepted to Sidney Care Home 9888 Fifth St.
Sidney, BC V8L 2X3. 96790
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Thompson, Joyce Theresa
THOMPSON, Joyce Theresa Passed away in Cowichan District Hospital on June 5,
2005, born in Bellview, Ontario, August 9, 1930, late resident of Chemainus,
B.C. Survived by her loving husband, Leslie; daughters, Donna (Ralph) Watkin
and Sharon (Paul) Williams; grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Nathan,
Sydney, Pryce, Paige and Emma; also by her brother, Percy Ambeault; and many
friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph's Catholic Church,
Chemainus on Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. Father Joseph Rossiter, O.F.M.
celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke
Fund. Arrangements confidently assigned to TELFORD'S MID-ISLAND MEMORIAL
SERVICES1-866-503-5553 96846
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Watson, Thomas Gulston
WATSON, Thomas Gulston It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden,
untimely passing of Tom Watson of Qualicum Beach on Wednesday, June 1, 2005
at the age of 59. Tom was predeceased by his father, Dr. Thomas Watson and
his sister Emily. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elaine,
daughter Michelle Krall (Tom); sons Mark (Petrea), and Tyler (Tesia), his
mother, Lorraine, sister Sally (Ken) of Victoria and brother Ed (Janice) of
Bentley, Alberta. Also surviving are his two much-loved grandsons the
Nanaimo Boys" Derek and Matthew Krall; first wife, Anne, numerous nieces and
nephews including Ryan, Brenda, Tracy and Craig. Also missing Tom are his
dogs The Qualicum boys" Brody and Finnegan. Born in Victoria on December
21,1945 Tom enjoyed childhood in Kelowna, Vancouver and the Cowichan Valley.
He joined the Canadian Navy and received a commendation for bravery from the
Honourable Paul Hellyer and was promoted to Lt. Commander. His teaching
career began September 1969 in the Cowichan Valley and he moved to
Summerland in 1975 to be a viceprincipal. In 1977 he moved to Saltspring
Island as a school principal. In 1987 he was appointed Provincial
Coordinator, Special Education, at the Ministry. Tom went to Qualicum School
District as Director of Instruction in 1987 and in 1994 was named Assistant
Superintendent. In 1999 he accepted the position of Superintendent of
Schools. Tom will be missed by his many friends and colleagues. He was
respected as someone who worked hard, listened well, valued the insights of
others and saw problems only as challenges to be solved. He always had time
for a story, had a great sense of humour and many friends were unwitting
victims of his practical jokes. Tom enjoyed the challenge and camaraderie of
sports, and played squash, rugby, soccer, and ice hockey as well as fastball
at the representative level. A service and a celebration of Tom's life will
be held at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11,
2005. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either: ACCES, (African
Canadian Continuing Education Society) 604-538-7267 or to
a memorial scholarship that will be established in Tom's name c/o School
District 69 (Qualicum), PO Box 430, Parksville, BC V9P 2G5 96507
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