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Subject: Vancouver Sun & The Province; July 22, 2005
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Vancouver Sun & The Province Friday, July 22, 2005

Obituaries and Guest Books for 7/22/2005
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Anderson, Fred Leonard "Jack"
ANDERSON _ Fred "Jack" Leonard, formerly of Surrey, BC, passed away in
Oliver, BC July 14, 2005. Born in Dunblane, Sask., August 1, 1919.
Predeceased by his wife Vera (Jackie) and is survived by his sons, John
(Frankie), Ron and daughter Sherry (Niels) and longtime friend Nadine
Thompson. Fred "Jack" is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 4
great-grandchildren In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer
Foundation would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Archer-Shee, Geraldine Florence Beatrice "Gerry" (Wright)
ARCHER-SHEE _ Geraldine Florence Beatrice (Gerry), (nee Wright), born 20
August 1920, passed away peacefully in her Tsawwassen home on Tuesday, July
19, 2005. Predeceased by her husband, Philip, she is survived by three
sisters: Mary Jane Jones of Vegreville, Alberta, Melissa Skinner of
Arthurette, N.B., Eloise MacKenzie of Victoria, B.C., also by her daughter
Sharon, son James, daughter-in-law Mary and grandsons Nicholas and Frasier
of Toronto and stepson Anthony of Calgary. Gerry was an ardent supporter of
the Canadian Diabetes Association, for which she worked a number of years. A
memorial service will be held on Friday, July 22nd, 2005 in the Chapel of
Delta Funeral Home at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian
Diabetes Association are requested. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 7/22/2005.
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Bayer, John Martin
BAYER _ John Martin. With great sadness and loss we announce the passing of
John, born May 10, 1924 in Vegses, Hungary. John, passed away July 19, 2005
at home surrounded by his family. He is greeted in heaven by his beloved
wife, Frances Ann, only son, John Michael and brother, Joe. He is survived
and sadly missed by his daughter, Maryann; grandchildren, Sonja (John) and
Michael; siblings, Henry, Frank, Bill, Theresa and many other friends and
family members. John was a hard working man, dedicated to his family and to
the people in his community. He moved onto his farm on 59th Avenue in Delta
in 1945 when he married Frances, the love of his life. John bought his first
dump truck when he was sixteen years old and that was the start of his
dedicated career to the Corporation of Delta. He helped to build the
foundation for the Delta community that so many of us enjoy today. Also,
John had one passion outside of his family and that was his farm on 59th
Avenue. He has left a legacy behind for his family that they are honored and
blessed to be apart of. He touched and changed so many lives and hearts with
his kindness, honest, love of life and never failing urge to help someone in
need. A viewing will be held Monday, July 25, 2005 at Valley View Funeral
Home, 14660-72 Ave., Surrey, BC, between 6 pm _9 pm. The Funeral Mass will
be on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 12 pm at Immaculate Conception Parish,
8842-119th St., Delta. The Graveside service will be at Valley View Memorial
Gardens, following the Funeral Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the charity of your choice. Thank you to all the support, from his
family and friends, you are all in our prayers.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Beaulieu, Joseph Jean Paul "Paul"
BEAULIEU _ Joseph Jean Paul (Paul) On the evening of Monday, July 18, 2005,
Joseph Jean Paul Beaulieu (Paul) put his hand into the hand of God and went
safely on his journey home. Paul was born on 28 May, 1928 in Bathurst, New
Brunswick. He was the ninth of ten children born to Arthur and Laura (nee
Corrnier) and is survived by four of his sisters, Patricia, Evangeline
(Ernie), Leona and Rita. As a young man he joined the Merchant Marines and
sailed all over the world, until he docked in Glasgow, Scotland, where he
met and married the love of his life, his devoted wife of 51 years, Agnes (n
ee McKenna). They moved to Vancouver in 1954 then out to South Surrey after
his retirement. Throughout Paul's life, and particularly in the final five
years as he battled recurring cancer, the affection and understanding of his
family was most important. As a result of this deeply rooted belief, he was
much loved and will be sorely missed by his seven children, Anne Marie
(Glenn), Jeanette, Elaine (Tony), Paul (Debbie), Mark, Rachelle (Norm) and
Nicole, as well as by his 14 grandchildren and his great-grandson. They were
all by his side in his final days. Paul felt blessed and was so appreciative
of the many friends who came to visit him in the past few weeks. The family
would like to thank those who cared so lovingly for Paul over the past year,
particularly the staffs of Morgan Place Care Home, the Surrey Cancer Clinic
and Peace Arch Hospital. A special thank you is reserved for Doctor Angus
MacDonald who cared for Paul as if he were a member of his own family.
Prayers will be offered at Good Shepherd Church on Sunday, July 24 at 8:30
p.m. with a Funeral Mass the following day, at 2:00 pm. Fr. Mario Fernandes
Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Society would be
appreciated. Bon soir, Bonne nuit et bons raves!! Je t'aime. Columbia-Bowell
Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Buchan, Robert James "Rob"
BUCHAN _ Robert (Rob) James of Burnaby, born October 27, 1963, passed away
suddenly July 17, 2005. Predeceased by his mother Terry Buchan. Survived by
his companion Debbie Raats, daughter Amanda, father and stepmother Tom and
Joan Buchan, brother John, stepbrothers, Dan (Kathy) Loften and Jim (Barb)
Loften, stepsister Kathy Loften, niece Olivia Phelan, stepdaughter Colette
(Chris) Watson and grandchildren, Noah and Chloe. Grave-side service will be
held at 12:30 pm Saturday, July 23rd in Dale section of Forest Lawn
Cemetery, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 360-1385 W. 8th Avenue,
Vancouver, V6H 3H9.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Capstick, Roy Hurtig, Anna Hurtig Hjelte, Dick Capstick, May Hurtig
In LOVING MEMORY of OUR FAMILY Roy Hurtig - December 1, 1982 Anna Hurtig
Hjelte - March 15, 1989 Dick Capstick - April 23, 1992 May Hurtig Capstick -
July 22, 2002 _Sadly missed by Kelly, Eris and Walter Like falling leaves,
The years go by, But love and memories never die. No longer in our lives to
share, But in our hearts you're always there. Not just today, but everyday,
In silence we remember.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 7/22/2005.
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Chernenkoff, John J.
CHERNENKOFF _ John J., born 1932 in Glade, BC; passed away peacefully at
Lakeview Care Centre on July 15, 2005. John will never be forgotten and will
be dearly missed by his loving sisters, Marie Shlakoff of Castlegar and
Helen Blake of Kelowna, plus many nieces and nephews. John worked as a
Longshoreman for 28 years and retired early. John will be laid to rest in
the Kootenay Valley and a Celebration of his Life will be held at a later
date. The family wishes to thank the staff, nurses, doctors at Lakeview Care
Centre for their loving care of our brother.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Chutskoff, Mary
CHUTSKOFF _ Mary, born February 14, 1912 near Verigin, Sask., passed away
peacefully at Normanna Rest Home on July 19, 2005 at 93 years of age.
Predeceased by her husband John in 1991 and sister Helen in January 2005.
Mary was an independent spirit who had tremendous energy and courage. She
was a selfless person who gave generously and unconditionally to her family,
friends and community. We were so fortunate to have been blessed with her
love and wisdom for so many years. Mary will be greatly missed and forever
remembered by her loving family: son Walter (Elsie), daughter Sofia
(Danilo); grandchildren, Leslie and Tamara Chutskoff, Gregory (Lisa)
Porcellato, Dina (Philip) Mills; great-grandchildren, Victoria and Steven
Porcellato and Jacob and Lucas Mills, all of whom she loved and adored. She
is also survived by sisters, Polly (Peter) Kyba, Laura Kabatoff, Teena
Yurkowski; brother Fred Chernoff and their families, and many relatives and
friends. A very special thank you to the dedicated and caring staff at
Normanna Rest Home for the excellent care they provided. Celebration of Life
will be held 11:00 am Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Executive Inn, 4201
Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke
Foundation in Mary's memory would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Cook, William Ernest (Bill)
COOK _ (Bill) William Ernest, of White Rock, B.C., passed away peacefully on
Friday, July 15, 2005, after a series of recent illnesses. Born in Grimsby,
England on July 21, 1926, Bill served with the British Army in WWII, as a
tank and truck driver in Palestine. Bill emigrated to Canada in 1957,
sending for his family when settled here. Following a long career in the
construction industry, Bill settled in White Rock and for several years
enjoyed operating a fish and chip shop on Marine Drive in White Rock.
Predeceased by his loving wife, Irene, in 1988, and his second son, Kenneth
in 1973, he will be remembered by his surviving sons, Dennis (Ellen), Mike,
(Kelly), and Len, and his grandchildren Nicole, Ian, Kirsten, and Mathew.
The family would like to thank the staff of Peace Arch Hospital for their
caring support of Bill in his last few weeks. Donations may be sent to the
Salvation Army Corp in White Rock, B.C. or the Heart and Stroke Foundation
of B.C.
Published in The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Dennis, Gertrude A.
DENNIS _ Gertrude A. passed away July 19, 2005 after a short illness.
Beloved wife to the late Capt. Jack Dennis. Gertrude was a member of PEO
Chapter B and the New Westminster Vagabond Players. Loving mother of Sharon
Givens, Leah Murray and Jacquelyn Bandringa. Grandmother to John Bandringa,
Christopher Givens, Lynlea Opi and Leasha DuPuis. Great-grandmother to
Lyndsay and Leila Bandringa and Lauren DuPuis. Gertrude will also be missed
by sons-in-law, John Bandringa and Norbert Murray, granddaughter-in-law Lisa
Bandringa and grandsons-in-law Sean DuPuis and Jason Opi. A private memorial
service will be held. Flowers gratefully declined but a memorial tribute, if
desired, may be made to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 7/22/2005.
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Drew, Barbara Miller
DREW _ Barbara Miller passed away peacefully after a short illness on
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 at Lions Gate Hospital. Barbara is survived by
her loving children Beverly, John (Maureen) and Debbie (Paul), grandchildren
Lisa, Marci, Brian, Bill, Jonathan, Andrew, Ashley and Jeremy, and
great-grandchildren Sarah, Tyler, Alexis, William, Jamie and Logan. Barbara
was predeceased by her husband William Winston McOuat "Jim" Drew. Barbara
was born in the Eastern Townships, Quebec and graduated from McGill
University in 1937. Married in 1940, Barb and Jim moved to the West Coast,
settling in Port Alberni and later in West Vancouver. A passionate Canadian,
Barb taught French to countless students for over 25 years and inspired the
lives of many individuals, including her grandchildren. Her passion for
teaching and learning was ever present: encouraging and tutoring her
grandchildren and their friends; completing her Masters in the Teaching of
French long after she had retired from active teaching; and ongoing study of
Opera and Jazz at Simon Fraser University. Barbara was an avid gardener (her
sweet peas, as her life, are legendary). She loved playing the piano,
listening to the CBC, NHL hockey, traveling, reading, knitting and paper
making. As matriarch of the family, Barb was a life-long cheerleader for all
the sporting and cultural events of three generations of children. Fiercely
independent with astonishing vitality and joie de vivre, she often said that
retirement homes were for old people. A regular at fitness classes, Barb
walked everywhere from her much loved "pied-a-terre" in Ambleside. The
family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses and doctors at Lions Gate
Hospital and the Palliative Care Centre. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Hahn.
If desired and in lieu of flowers, Barb's family requests that donations be
made to Palliative Care at Lions Gate Hospital or to the West Vancouver
Memorial Library Foundation. Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and
Friend, you were an inspiration to us all. We love you and we are so blessed
to have had you in our lives. Au revoir et a bientot. A celebration of
Barbara's life will be held on Thursday, August 11th, 2005 at the home of
John and Maureen Drew, 895 Dickenson Way, Parksville commencing with lunch
in the garden at 1:00. Ferry pickup and delivery is available for walk on
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 7/22/2005.
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Erickson, Leon Douglas (Memoriam)
In Memory of a loving husband, father, and grandfather, Leon Douglas
Erickson, July 22nd, 1999 There will always be a heartache, Many silent
tears, but we have our precious memories of days when you were here. The
special years will not return when we were all together, but with the love
that's in our hearts, you'll walk with us forever. Always and forever,
loving wife Jean and family
Published in The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Fisher, Theophil "Ted" (Memoriam)
FISHER _ Theophil "Ted" October 10, 1921 - July 20, 2003 Dad, We love you,
we still miss you _All our love, Theo, Donna, Terry, Mark and Nancy
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Gornall, Eleanor
GORNALL _ Eleanor, born Pedersen, the 30th of September 1924 in Vancouver,
died July 16, 2005 with family at her side. She was an extraordinary sister,
mother, grandmother, school and piano teacher, and friend. By her request,
no service will be held.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 7/21/2005 - 7/22/2005.
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Kamilatos, Angela
KAMILATOS _ Angela on July 18, 2005, passed away peacefully in Vancouver,
B.C. She will be sadly missed by her loving family: daughter Audrey McNeil
(Brian); son Gerry; grandchildren Brandon and John; sister-in-law Maria
Karvelis; nephews Gus and Gerry Karvelis. Gerry and Audrey's father Gabriel.
Angela will also be missed by extended family and friends from Greece,
England and the USA. Prayers will be held on Sunday, July 24th at 7:00pm in
the chapel of Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home, 306 E. 11th Ave.
Vancouver. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 25th at 12:00pm at
St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4500 Arbutus St., Vancouver. Burial
to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations
to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Published in The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Kaye, Julia
KAYE _ Julia, born in Winnipeg November 26, 1912, passed away quietly in
Burnaby General Hospital on July 12, 2005. Predeceased by son Kenneth and
husband Peter, brothers Roman and Alex, sisters Helen and Olga. Julia was a
wise and loving woman who loved to laugh. Lovingly remembered by her
daughters, Patricia and Carole; daughter-in-law Margaret; grandsons Robert
and Harvey (Brenda) Carr, David (Carla), Jerry (Julee) and Edward (Alison)
Kaye; great-grandchildren Ashley and Lindsey Carr and Peter, Hailey, Jamen
and Ryden Kaye; brother Walter (Muriel) Strell and many nieces, nephews and
friends. Julia lived in Alberta from 1933 to 2001 and spent her last four
years in Burnaby. The family is very grateful to the community home workers
of the Community Home Support Services Association and the staffs at Canada
Way Care Centre and Nursing Station 3B at Burnaby General Hospital for the
loving care they gave Julia. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 24
at 2:00 pm in the Arbor Chapel at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72 Avenue,
Surrey, a reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the
Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. "Simply the best"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Kirkness, Elaine (Memoriam)
ELAINE KIRKNESS January 1932 - June 2001 STAN KIRKNESS June 1933 - August
2002 On what would have been the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary
we would like to remember our parents, Stan and Elaine. As we loved you, so
we miss you; In our memory you are near. Loved, remembered, longed for
always. Bringing many a silent tear. _Much love, Susan, Angela, Jacquie,
Garry and their families
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Mathot, Cornelis J. "Casey"
MATHOT _ Cornelis J. "Casey", born in Leiden, Holland on June 27th, 1939,
passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005.
Predeceased by his infant son Casey and his parents and brother Harry. He is
survived and will be dearly missed by his wife Linneal; daughters and sons
Cheryl; Jacquie (Russel, Casey and Ben), Len (Amber, Matt, Sarah and Will),
Rob (Arlene, Brittany and Nicole), and Brian; sisters Louise (Tom and
family), Margaret (George and family), Anne (Joe and family), Corine
(Vincent and family) and Jenny and family; brothers-in-law Terry (Barb and
sons) and Joe (Sherry and girls), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Casey immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1955 and worked for the Vancouver
Parks Board for 14 years as a certified gardener. He met and married his
wife Linneal and had six children. Casey moved to Vancouver Island in 1974,
settling in Merville and in 1975, he started his own janitorial business. In
1998, he retired to enjoy life, walking, talking with friends, drinking
coffee and playing cards. Thank you very much to the nurses and staff in
I.C.U. and the 3rd floor of St. Joseph's Hospital for their kindness and
compassion shown to Casey and his family during his last days. A Memorial
Mass will be held from Christ The King Roman Catholic Church on Saturday,
July 23rd at 11:00 a.m. with Father Paul Murphy, celebrant Comox Valley
Funeral Home and Crematorium, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, entrusted with
arrangements. Should friends wish, donations in Casey's memory to the
Canadian Diabetes Association, Unit 360, 1385 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver,
B.C. V6H 3V9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 1225, Comox, B.C.
V9N 7Z8 would be appreciated.
Published in The Province from 7/15/2005 - 7/22/2005.
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McDougall, Patricia Ann
McDOUGALL _ Patricia Ann May 6, 1928 - July 20, 2005 Patricia Ann McDougall,
predeceased by her beloved husband, Angus John McDougall, passed away
peacefully on July 20, 2005 with all of her immediate family at her side.
Pat is survived by her sister, Mary (Pat) Carston, her 7 daughters, Eileen
McDougall, Shelagh (Wayne) Tiderington, Rosemarie (Greg) Weber, Jane (John)
Cvetkovic, Mary Lou (Paul) Drescher, Patti (Bill) Kassis, Pam (George)
Drescher, her 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Pat, as wife,
mother, homemaker, artist, pianist and gardener, created warm, loving homes
for her husband and children in each of 24 moves across 3 countries during
her 43 years of marriage. Within a matter of weeks of moving into the new
house, each room would bear her special touch. What had been just a house
became a home. With her boundless optimism, hospitality and awesome sense of
humour, Pat made many wonderful lifetime friendships in each of the
communities to which Angus' career took them. The loss of Patricia McDougall
will be deeply grieved by those who knew her as sister, mother, Nonnie and
friend. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 26th, at 1:00 p.m., Star of
the Sea Catholic Church, 2250 - 150th St., White Rock, B.C. Fr. Mario
Fernandez Officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Salvation
Army or the Peach Arch Hospital Foundation are gratefully received.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Meehan, Norma Lavonne (Benson)
MEEHAN _ Norma Lavonne (nee Benson) August 16, 1922 - July 14, 2005 Norma
passed away peacefully in Duncan, after a brief battle with lung cancer.
Remembered as a loving sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,
she was predeceased by her husband Joe in 1986. Born in Ladner, B.C., to
pioneering parents, she lived in Ladner, New Westminster and Surrey until
retiring first to Cobble Hill in 1976 and then to Duncan eight years ago.
She loved baseball, bowling, square and round dancing, knitting and beating
her sisters at cribbage. She will be greatly missed by her sisters Mary and
Margaret; sister-in-law Alma; her daughters Cathie (Peter), Beverly, Pat
(Ed) and Rebecca (Marino); 14 grandchildren; 3 and a half
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews who knew her as Auntie
Noni. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First Memorial Funeral
Chapel, 375 Brae Road, Duncan, B.C., on Saturday, July 30, 2005, at 2:00 PM.
A Memorial Tea will be held after the service. In lieu of flowers, the
family would suggest donations to the BC Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation of BC or charity of choice. The family also wishes to extend
their thanks to Dr. Lyn Pacoe and the staff on 2 South at Cowichan District
Hospital for the care delivered to Norma during her hospital stay. Grandma
was cremated with her crib board and her lobster fork! Scattering of the
ashes will take place on Saturday, August, 20, 2005, at 2:00 PM, at Valley
View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave, Surrey, BC.
Published in The Province from 7/21/2005 - 7/22/2005.
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Messier, Marlene "Penny" (Memoriam)
MESSIER _ Marlene "Penny" September 21, 1936 - July 22, 2004 God knows how
we miss you, Days of sadness still come over us Tears in silence often flow.
Memory keeps you near us. Though you died one year ago. _Your loving husband
Lenand family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Milkovich, Mike
MILKOVICH _ Mike, passed away with loved ones by his side on Wednesday, July
20, 2005 after his short battle with cancer. He was born on March 6, 1928 in
Perusic Lika, Croatia. Mike was predeceased by his wife Louise in 1994 and
will be greatly missed by his partner Ellen, daughter Tammy, brothers Nick
(Marlene), John and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff at
Richmond General Hospital. Visitation at Ocean View Funeral Home on Monday,
July 25, 2005 from 7 - 9pm. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July
26, 2005 at 10:00am at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby,
B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be
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Moscone, Tony (Memoriam)
TONY MOSCONE September 30, 1919 - to July 22, 1980 Husband, Father, Brother,
Friend Missed by all for 25 years Founder of T. Moscone & Bros. Landscape
Contractors 1948
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Nelson, Ivy (Wilson)
NELSON _ Ivy (nee Wilson), born in Goven, Sask. July 16, 1923, died July 18,
2005 in Queens Park Hospital in her 82nd year. Survived by her loving
husband Olaf. Will be greatly missed by daughters, Marlene (Richie) and Bev
(Brian); son Doug and grandchildren, Curtis, Corey, Dana and Stewart.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23rd at 12 noon,
Columbia-Bowell Chapel, 219-6th Street, New Westminster. Donations to
Salvation Army or BC Cancer Foundation. Interment Fraserview Cemetery.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Palmer, Vernon Paul
PALMER _ Vernon Paul, born February 2, 1935 in Edmonton, Alberta, passed
away after a lengthy illness July 17, 2005 in Vancouver, B.C. Predeceased by
his father John, mother Katerina and brothers William (Bill) and Joseph
(Joe). Survived by sons Bradley and Brent, brother Steven (Ann), sister
Pauline and nephews Daryl (Trina) and Sean. God knew that he was suffering,
that the hills were hard to climb, so he closed his weary eyelids and
whispered "Peace be thine." Away in the beautiful hills of God, by the
valley of rest so fair, some day, we know not when, we will meet our loved
one there. Vern will be greatly missed, always loved and never forgotten.
Funeral mass will be held Friday, July 22 at 10:00 AM at St. Augustine's
Catholic Church, 2028 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 7/21/2005 - 7/22/2005.
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Peacock, Thomas Gilmore
PEACOCK _ Thomas Gilmore Born August 4th, 1930, in Paisley, Scotland, passed
away peacefully July 17th, 2005. Tom is survived by his children, Margaret
(Per), Gordon; and his granddaughter, Taylor. No funeral by request. In lieu
of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 7/20/2005 - 7/22/2005.
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Petersen, Dorothy Irene
PETERSEN _ Passed away July 16, 2005, Dorothy Irene Petersen, late of
Sechelt, age 83 years. Survived by her loving husband Ken; 3 sons, Norm,
Geoff and Jim; 1 daughter, Brenda; 7 grandchildren; 1 brother, Red Williams.
Cremation at Devlin Funeral Home. Memorial Service Tuesday, July 26 at 2:00
p.m. in the Auditorium of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 140, Sechelt, Rev.
James Erb officiating. A reception will follow.
Published in The Province on 7/22/2005.
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Rosenbaum, Abe (Memoriam)
ABE ROSENBAUM - Passed away July 22, 1995 Still deeply missed and lovingly
remembered by all who knew him. _In all our hearts, Joanne, Melanie and
Greg, Bram and Jacob
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Rothwell, Dr. G. Sheldon "Shelly"
ROTHWELL _ Dr. G. Sheldon (Shelly), M.D., C.M., passed from our care
Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the Royal Columbian Hospital, where he had been
born. He left us to join his beloved wife, Kathleen (2004); he was
predeceased also by his father. Dr. RJ. Rothwell (1927) and by his mother,
Mrs. Eva Rothwell (1962). Pere leaves his loving family: his son, Dr. R. S.
Rothwell of New Westminster; his daughter. Mrs. Dee Alspach (Reg) of
Cloverdale; his grandsons, Michael (Katie), Dano (Kelly), and Wes; and
extended family. His memory was blessed by a great-grandson on July 18,
2005. A fine student, he was the winner of the Vancouver Sun Second Annual
Greater Vancouver Spelling Bee in 1925, graduating from Duke of Connaught
High School in 1929 and from UBC in 1932. His medical studies at McGill
University were completed in 1937, followed by postgraduate training in
obstetrics and gynaecology at the Montreal General Hospital and at the
Boston Lying-In Hospital. Leaving his studies in 1940, he enlisted and
served as a Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF until 1946. Among his postings
were Boundary Bay, Alliford Bay, and Tofino on the BC coast. After
demobilization, he commenced a busy general practice in New Westminster. His
interest in obstetrics led to the delivery of several thousand infants.
Working endless hours, he provided exemplary care to his many patients and
they held him in great esteem. His high ethical standards and gentlemanly
attributes were legendary. With keen interests in both botany and forestry,
Pere was passionate about his many gardens and about the preservation and
enhancement of BC's forest legacy. His endowment of a research fund in the
Faculty of Forestry at UBC epitomized these interests. The demands of his
medical career made time with his family a cherished commodity, so, travel
experiences were for us, his children, a chance to recapture that lost time.
Pere retained a lifelong sense of humour, including his love of puns. A
long-time member of the Vancouver Golf Club, he continued on the links
beyond his mid-80s. Great joy was derived from his more than fifty summers
at the Point Roberts family cottage. We would like to thank the following
physicians for their care over the years and during his recent illness: Dr.
J.L. de Couto, Dr. RM. Noble, Dr. S.J. Ligertwood. Dr. J.A. MacCarthy, and
Dr. AK. Gordon. Our thanks also to the devoted ICU nurses, and to his
faithful caregivers, especially Jovanka, Liz, Galyna, and Dianne. A private
family memorial has taken place. The funeral service will be held on August
19, 2005, at 11:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon Street,
New Westminster, the Ven. Archdeacon John Bailey, rector. A reception will
follow in the church hall. Please consider a donation to the RCH Foundation,
the UBC Faculty of Forestry, or the BC Cancer Foundation in Sheldon's
memory. Resurgam.
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Sit, Julia Chi Gail
SIT _ Julia Chi Gail. Born in Vancouver July 1, year of the Pig, to July 10,
2005. Affectionately and appropriately known as "Jewels" by her friends,
Julia was a treasure to thousands, whether sharing her passion for
motorcycling or not. Her exuberant greeting, remembering everyone's name,
generosity, listening ear, compassion, sincere compliments, and acts of
caring made everyone feel special and loved. Julia is remembered by her son
Jason (Shannen); fiance Robert; father Bok Yong Tom; mother Gee Po Pauline;
brothers Harold (Therese), Harreson, and Ed (Yvonne); uncle Fong Bong; aunt
Susan; cousins Joan, Linda (Peter), Darlene (John) and Arthur (Carina); many
aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and countless family members of her
motorcycle community. Julia especially enjoyed time with her most recent
nephew, Alex. A procession will leave The Flying Swan Coffeehouse, 1724 West
4th Avenue, Vancouver, at 9:00 am, on July 24. The funeral is at 10:30am,
Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. Complete information
is available online, "Julia, we love you forever and always."
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Smith, James N.M. "Jamie"
SMITH _ With great sorrow we announce that James (Jamie) N.M. Smith died
peacefully in his home on 18 July 2005 following an 11-year battle with
cancer. Jamie was born in Rothesay, Scotland in 1944, completed his B.Sc. at
Edinburgh University and D. Phil. at Oxford University. He taught in the
Zoology Department at UBC from 1973. Over the years Jamie has been referred
to as the "birdman of UBC", a reflection of his lifelong career in the study
of bird populations, particularly song sparrows, as "the gentle giant" based
on his tall stature and mild and modest manner, and as the "island man" for
his love of islands and his long-term work on Mandarte Island near Sidney,BC
( ). Jamie's research
achievements have been recognized by awards from both the Canadian and
American Ornithological Societies. Through his career in ecology, he had the
opportunity to explore many of the world's ecosystems from the Galapagos
Islands and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, to boreal and arctic
Canada. He shared his passion for field ecology with students and the
public, and was a respected teacher and community naturalist. He worked to
protect habitats and preserve endangered species and inspired generations of
students to study ecology and pursue interests in conservation biology. In
addition to his academic pursuits, Jamie enjoyed golf, telemark skiing,
birding, hooting for owls at his family cabin on Saturna Island, and singing
while playing his guitar, particularly for small children. Jamie is survived
by his wife Judy Myers, and his children Isla and Iain Myers-Smith, his
mother Margery Smith of Dollar, Scotland and his sister Elizabeth Smith of
Bridge of Weir, Scotland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the
Jamie Smith Memorial Fund at UBC, (Attn: Michelle Messinger, 6253 NW Marine
Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1) to establish a scholarship for students to
attend field courses. A celebration of Jamie's life will be held on Thursday
the 28th of July 2005 at 3 pm in the Reception Centre of the UBC Botanical
Garden. Jamie and his family greatly appreciated the support of the Pacific
Spirit Community Health Centre, the Canadian Red Cross and his physician Dr.
Steve Kurdyak that made it possible for him to stay at home throughout his
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Struss, Edgar (Memoriam)
In Loving Memory of EDGAR STRUSS February 1934 - July 22, 2003 For Dad
Memories don't fade, they only grow deep For the dad we loved, for heaven to
keep We hold back our tears when we think of your face Because in our world
there's an empty space The ache in our hearts is often too great to bear Our
family so strongly knit, but without you there. We still try to understand
though it never seems fair God took you from us because he needed you there.
Eternally peaceful, we know you will be In his care, he set you free. So
missed, so loved, many thoughts to hold dear An angel to watch over us, you
will always be near Lisa Forever in our hearts, with love; Marjorie, Harvey,
Randy, Jo-Anne, Lisa, Mike And all our families
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Taylor, Mildred Irene
TAYLOR _ Mildred Irene, passed away peacefully on July 17th, 2005. Born on
December 5th, 1918 in Transcona, Manitoba. Predeceased by the light of her
life, her son Philip. Mildred will be loving remembered by her "chosen"
children Nancy and Joseph as well as many chosen neices, nephews and
grandchildren, especially Pamela and Casandra and many close friends.
Memorial service will be held on Sunday July 24th, 2005 1:00 p.m. at St.
Andrews-Wesley Church Burrard Street (at Nelson). In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Westend Seniors Network or the SPCA, two of the
many organizations Mildred volunteered for.
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Vanderspek, David Alan James
VANDERSPEK _ David Alan James, born in Vancouver on November 16, 1962, died
quietly in his home in North Vancouver on July 14, 2005. David will be
lovingly remembered by his mother Elaine Douglas, father Carl Vanderspek
(Margaret Hope), sister Julie, brother Doug (Janice), nephews Stephen and
Scott and many friends. His passing has left a great void in many lives. We
will miss his humour, his stories, his opinions, his warmth and even his
love of practical jokes. We will miss his determination, intensity and
passion in all that he did. David loved life and embraced it. As a pilot in
Canada's Air Force he took immense pride in his work in search and rescue on
Canada's west coast. Always an adventurer, he threw himself out of an
airplane 837 times. In recent years Dave became very active and skilled in
competitive pistol shooting. David experienced more in his short life than
most people do in twice the time. Thank you to the following people who made
David's wish to remain at home a reality. Our heartfelt thanks to caregiver
Selina ... As David said "she's the type of person that would be with you to
the end." And she was. Thanks to Elvira, Marlon, and his other caregivers;
Dr. Jan McCaffrey who supported our whole family during this difficult time;
Dr. Paul Sugar whose kindness and attentiveness helped us through David's
final days. Thank you for the selfless dedication and kindness of nurses
Karen, Emmy and Janet. Thank you to Gene Harry for giving so much strength
and comfort to David in his last few weeks and for helping him to grow and
prepare for his journey. We are grateful that David can now continue his
journey free of pain. Should you wish to honour David's memory, we ask that
in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made to the charity of your choice.
There will be a celebration of David's life August 7 in North Vancouver.
Please contact family for details.
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Wagner, Doreen Barbara
WAGNER _ Doreen Barbara October 30, 1932 - July 15, 2005 It is with great
sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our much loved
wife, mother and grandmother. Mom will be greatly missed by her husband of
fifty years, Gordie; her children, Debbie, Gwen, Rick and Sherry;
grandchildren Curtis, Mark, Matthew and Laura. Sons-in-law, John and Gord,
her sister Helen Hegberg and brothers Gordie and Harold Hegberg, numerous
nieces and nephews. Mom was an avid curler in Abbotsford and Chilliwack and
worked at Eatons in Chilliwack for twelve years. Her greatest joy was being
a wife, mother and grandmother to all of us. Funeral services will be held
at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Road, Chilliwack on Tuesday, July 26,
2005 at 1:00pm. Rev. Michael Hare officiating. Reception to follow at
Foresters Hall. Special thank you to Dr. Bevan Voth and Cindy Nicholl. Mom,
we love you and miss you till we meet again. Arrangements in care of McLeans
Funeral Services Ltd.604-793-9903
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Wotherspoon, Denis Finlay "Denny"
WOTHERSPOON _ Denis Finlay (Denny) on July 17, 2005, born July 16, 1929,
Kilmalcom, Scotland. Predeceased by brother A.H.B. (Hilary) Wotherspoon.
Denis is survived by his daughter Wendy, son Bruce and his wife Kelly and
grand-children Lauren, Alex and Megan Wotherspoon. His sister Louise and
husband Jack Hunter and their families. His sister-in-law Moira and her
families. His partner Judy Alderson, and her daughters Lisa and Candice.
Denis held membership at Point Grey Golf Club, Arbutus Club, and the Royal
Vancouver Yacht Club and was an avid sportsman. He spent his career as an
Insurance broker specializing in marine, transportation and timber
industries throughout British Columbia, where he developed many lifelong
friends. He was dedicated to his customers to the end. He was a Seaforth
Cadet in the forties and was later commissioned as an officer with the
Seaforth Battalion. He continued his service as an active patron of the
Regiment. He was a dedicated volunteer, Director and Honorary Director of
the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver for over 25 years. He was known
affectionately as "Uncle Denis" to many and will be sadly missed. An "Eight
Bells" service will be held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club on Monday,
July 25 at 1:30PM in his honour. Donations to the Boys & Girls Club of
Greater Vancouver or the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Foundation, for the
benefit of the Patrons Corps would be welcomed.
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