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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; August 27, 2006
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Victoria Times-Colonist; Sunday, August 27, 2006

Obituaries and Guest Books for 08/27/2006
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BORDEN, Janet Victoria (nee Sherring) Janet passed away into the presence of
her Lord on August 21, 2006 in her 97th year. Janet was a Saanich pioneer
born on the family farm in Keating on October 30, 1908, and lived all her
life in Saanich, until recently. She was predeceased by Harry her husband of
64 years, sisters Ivy, Blanch and brother Osmond (Ozzi). Janet is survived
by her children Roberta Jollymore (Wesley), Charles (Doreen), Velda Dunn
(Bob), and Bruce (Karen). Janet also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and
twenty great grandchildren. Harry and Janet started Borden Mercantile in
1937 and St. Peters Anglican Church (Lake Hill) began in their living room.
A memorial service will be held at Saanich Baptist Church, 4347 Wilkinson
Rd, on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to the Saanich Baptist Church building Fund. 287184
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/27/2006.

CARSTAIRS, Alison Jean (nee Shearer) February 11, 1933 August 22, 2006
Alison passed away at Victoria General Hospital on the evening of August 22.
Greatly missed by her much-loved family: Stan, husband of 53 years; son Ross
Carstairs; daughter Mary Carstairs and husband Trent Pennington; grandson
Stewart Carstairs and partner Amanda Turner; grandson David Tayler; former
son-inlaw Randy Tayler, and sister Helen Shearer. Alison devoted her life to
her family and will be deeply missed and always remembered. We love you,
Sas. A Memorial Tea will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 2:00 pm at
First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Dr. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 286905
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/25/2006 - 8/27/2006.

CARTER, Dr. Harold (Harry) Reginald 82, passed away August 20, 2006, at his
Victoria home. Survived by: wife Anne; sons Harry III (wife Emma,
granddaughter Tegan [Klancnik]), John (wife Helen), Bruce (wife Leslie,
grandchildren Lindsay, Jason), Ross (wife Cindy-Wynne); sisters Miriam
(Hughes Victoria), Margaret Ruth (Eccles Toronto); brother Jack (Tampa,
Florida). WWII fighter pilot (RCAF 132nd Sq.) at Tofino, first graduating
class UBC medical school (1954), one of Victoria's first orthopaedic
surgeons (1959-98; originally `Anderson, Grant, and Carter'), oversaw
construction of Victoria Medical Dental Building. Expert bridge player (Life
Master Duplicate, long-time member Victoria Bridge Club); amateur
archaeologist, naturalist, conservationist, historian; travelled extensively
(Mexicophile, Spanish speaking); Oak Bay Alderman (1964-66); avid fisherman,
cook; skied Green Mt./Forbidden Plateau; skippered 37' Tedmac along entire
BC coast; often whistling, singing, humorous. No service, no flowers, no
donations. 285694
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/24/2006 - 8/27/2006.

CHIDLOW, Mary Agnes October 4, 1913 August 27, 2001 Remembering you is easy
We do it every day But missing you is a heartache That never goes away.
Forever in our hearts: Jim, Peg (Char), Donna (Larry), Grant, grandchildren
and great grandchildren. 278133
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/27/2006.

COLE, Russell Aubrey Russell, age 90, died August 24th 2006, a month after
the loss of Lillian, his wife of 66 years. Russell moved to the Cowichan
Valley in 1963, living in Paldi, Lake Cowichan, Duncan, and the Sahtlam
area. He was bom Oct. 16, 1915, in Hamilton Ontario, the middle child of
eleven children. He followed his father into the electrical business, then
served in VVWlI as an electrician at bases on the East coast, until he got
the chance near the end of the war for a posting to Victoria, thus saving
his descendants from the cold snow and humid heat of Ontario. In Victoria,
he ran Cole Electric, wiring houses through the baby boom, and doing a
little construction too, while Lillian raised their three daughters. After
the move to Cowichan, he did a bit more building, buying, and selling of
houses, and some demolition salvage, but settled on scrap metal salvage
eventually. Russell was a unique character, following his own inclinations
wherever they led, but always the most important thing in his life was
loyalty to family. He often befriended people with disabilities, and though
never demonstrative, his kindness showed his true feelings. His greatest joy
in his last months was watching his newest great-grandchildren. Though his
mind was much diminished at the end of his life, he kept his unique
character and his sense of humor. He leaves only one of his ten siblings,
sister Irene Anderson, in Hamilton, and two daughters Claudia Cole and
Charlotte Pakulak (Ed) of Duncan. He was predeceased by his oldest daughter
Dale Graham in 2001. He also leaves six grandchildren: Anthony Cole (Angie)
of Nanaimo, Rob Joyce of Vancouver, Judy Carter of Victoria, Bonnie Nikirk
(Greg) of Duncan, Steven (Alison) Pakulak, of Port Coquitlam, and Andy
Pakulak (Cindy) of Duncan. Great-grandchildren are Alisha, Emily, and Adam
Pakulak, Cole Nikirk, and "the babies," Madelyn and Olivia Pakulak. Russell
was able to live with some freedom to the end, and that's what mattered the
most to him. A memorial gathering will be held at 4565 Cowichan Lake Road on
Sunday September 3rd. at 2:00 PM. Everyone welcome. 287610
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/27/2006.

COLLISON, Gwendolene Eleanor (nee Ellis) Born in Streatham, England on June
23, 1920 and passed away on August 24, 2006 in Victoria. She was predeceased
by her parents, Pat and Nell Ellis. Gwen came to Canada with her parents in
1931 where they took a farm at Cherhill, Alberta. The farm was sold in 1939
with the onset of the war when the family moved to Prince Rupert, B.C. It
was in 1939 that Gwen met her husband Ken and they were married in 1944 in
St. Mary's Church, Kerrisdale, Vancouver, B.C. Gwen was very active in
Church work throughout her life, slowing down only for health reasons after
retirement. She spent her working years first with the Bank of Montreal and
later with the Marshall Wells Company. During the Second World War she was
active in the British Columbia Women's Service Corps in Prince Rupert. She
was a member of the Y.W.C.A., the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire,
the Order of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian
Legion. Gwen also did much volunteer work during the war. She is survived by
her loving husband, Ken; her two daughters, Elaine (John) Collison-Baker and
Judy (Greg) Laloge; three grandchildren, David Baker, Cathy (Martin)
Zimmerman and Laura Laloge; and four great-grandchildren, Nolan and Hallie
Baker, and Sandra and Julia Zimmerman. Funeral services will be conducted by
the Reverend Canon Andrew E. Gates at ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 1379
Esquimalt Road, on Wednesday, August 30th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 750 Hillside Avenue,
Victoria, B.C., V8T 1Z4 or to St. Paul's Anglican Church Memorial Fund.
Interment of her Ashes at a later date in St. Paul's Memorial Garden.
Condolences may be offered to the family at 287507
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/26/2006 - 8/28/2006.

ELLIS, Gladys Margaret Born June 9th, 1926 in Victoria, BC Passed away
August 22nd, 2006 in Victoria, BC. Margaret Ellis, loving wife of Albert
Ellis. She will be missed by her relatives and many friends. Margaret was an
employee with the Bank of Montreal for many years. Private family
arrangements. Cremation entrusted to the Royal Oak Crematorium. 286993
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/26/2006 - 8/27/2006.

FOLEY, Adeline Gertrude Eva Born June 18, 1922, she passed away peacefully
in her sleep at her home on August 24, 2006. Born into one of the Pioneer
families of the "Happy Valley" area of Metchosin, she resided there until
moving with Andy to Mill Bay in 1988. Survived by her loving husband of 63
years, Andy, their 9 children, Adele (Keith), Lorne (Mary), Mike (Ivana),
Pat (Mary), Colleen (Colvin), Brian, Judy (Jack), Dolly (Darcy), Dan as well
as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also survived by her sister
Verna (Ken), brother Laurie, and sister-in-law Ellen Foley and numerous
extended family. Mom was a wonderful woman who dedicated her life to her
family, first and foremost. Her "other" joys in life included gardening,
camping, dancing, church socials, baking and always the family gatherings,
especially Christmas with Santa. Although she grew up in the Metchosin area,
she attended and graduated at Vic High. Before their move to Mill Bay, she
was a member of the Gordon United Church in Langford and has been a member
of the Sylvan United Church in Mill Bay. There will be a "Celebration of
Life" at the Sylvan United Church 985 Shawnigan-Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay,
B.C., Wednesday, August 30th @ 2:00pm, with a reception to follow. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to
any local Food Bank. 286737
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/25/2006 - 8/27/2006.

GRAAS, Henry A dearly loved husband, father, grandfather and pappa. May 12,
1914 to August 27, 2000 As times goes by without you and days become a year,
They hold so many memories and a million silent tears. To us you were so
special; what more is there to say, Except to wish with all our hearts that
you were here today. Unforgettable and always remembered. With Love, Helen
Michael, Diane, David, Wendy, Michelle, Nicolle, and great-grandsons Braydon
and Jordan. 283233
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/27/2006.

HURRELL, Garth Lorne Born on June 23, 1941 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and died
suddenly in Victoria on August 22, 2006. Garth will always be remembered by
wife Marion; children, Lance (Marianne), Cameron (Sarah), Heather (Scott);
grandchildren, Matthew, Amanda and Kaia; sister Lynne, brothers Terry, Greg,
Duane and Ed; and his lifelong friend, Gilbert, many friends and extended
family. A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2006 at
10:00am at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falasie Drive. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made in Garth's memory to the Canadian Diabetes
Society, 6080 Young St. Suite 101, Halifax, N.S., B3K 5L2 or World Vision
Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5T 2Y4. 286502
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/25/2006 - 8/27/2006.

JACKNICKE, Anna Marie 1920 2006 Ann passed away peacefully at Sunset Lodge
August 25. She will be missed by her family; daughter Pat (Murray) Moore,
son Ken (Linda), grandchildren: Martin (Carmen), Patti (Ralph) Archibald,
Michael (Michelle) and Cassie (Paul) Prochnau, six great-grandchildren,
sister Isabel (Bud) Scardina and two nephews. Ann taught school in Alberta
for 35 years and moved to Victoria in 1978 with her husband. "Rest in Peace
Ann" Private interment entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens. 287678
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/27/2006.

KING, Julie Georgina Born in 1910 in Woodbend, Alberta, and passed away
peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, August 19, 2006. She was predeceased by
her husband Earle (1953), daughter Yvonne (1999), son John (2004), her
parents, three brothers and seven sisters. Julie is lovingly remembered by
son Michael (Lorna); daughter-in-law Barbara; grandchildren Erana, Michael
Jr., Elise, Ronald, Kathy (Dean) and Wayne; seven greatgrandchildren and one
great great grandson; her brother Archille Plante and her sister Therese
Prefontaine, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Close to her heart were
her nephew and godson, Dennis Blackburn, and niece Collette & Bob Sevingy.
Mother was an elegant lady who lived an exemplary life. She was a fabulous
cook, could grow any plant and could knit the most fabulous clothes. She was
always an active member in her church. Widowed at a young age, Mom raised
her teenage son and daughter and her young six year old son. She gave us a
wonderful home where we were taught to believe in God and live good lives by
example. She loved her grandchildren and would tease and be teased and laugh
heartily out loud at their antics, and enjoyed them as the adults they
became. A memorial service will be held at St. Angela Merici Church in
Edmonton, AB 13210-133 A Avenue on August 29, 2006 at 7:00pm with Father
Sevingy officiating. Mass in Mom's memory will be offered in Victoria and
Qualicum Beach B.C. Many thanks to the staff at Eagles Bluff Lodge in Sooke,
BC for their wonderful care of Mom. Rest peacefully Mom and Nana. We will
all miss you. 285666
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/25/2006 - 8/27/2006.

MATTEAR, Lauren Amanda OUR PRECIOUS LAM passed away peacefully at home on
August 23, 2006 at the age of 15 years. Lauren was born in Victoria at the
Victoria General Hospital on September 3, 1990. Memories of Lauren's passion
for life, her bright smile and joyful spirit will be cherished and missed by
all those whose lives she has touched. She will be greatly missed and always
deeply loved by her mom, dad, (Sandy & Craig), the worlds best sister
Lindsay, devoted Binti and Chico, Grandpa Norm Tiller, Auntie Robin and
Uncle Rob, cousins Benjamin and Julia Earle, Uncle Glenn and Auntie Colette,
cousins Jared and Carly Tiller, Grandma Elsie Mattear, Uncle Fraser and
Auntie Christine Mattear, Auntie Elise Mattear and loved ones in Scotland,
the home of her heart. Lauren was an ambassador for social justice and
fairness. She had a bright academic future and an insatiable appetite for
knowledge, learning, and travel. Lauren loved life and not a moment of it
was lost to her. She was president of the Saanich 4-H horse club and
President of Amnesty International at Stelly's Secondary School. Lauren also
had a passion for public speaking, horseback riding, and animals. We are all
so proud of you Lauren, you will be missed greatly. We would like to extend
our deepest gratitude to the GVH staff and in particular Suzanne, Debbie,
Jeanette, Delaine, and Dr. Terry Trotter-Shaw, with a special thanks to the
B.C. Ambulance crew's. We welcome you to attend a celebration of Lauren's
life which will be held Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at
Stelly's Secondary School located at: 1627 Stelly's X-Road, Saanichton.
Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully
accepted for: The Lauren Mattear Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Los
Barriles, Baja Mexico Dog Adoption and Neutering Program. Information on how
donations can be made will follow. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in
memory of Lauren Mattear 287383
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/26/2006 - 8/27/2006.

PALMGREN, Veronica Born in Victoria March 20, 1916 and passed away the
morning of August 24, 2006. Ronnie is survived by her son Larry (Pat),
granddaughter Lori Speirs (Drew), great grandchildren Jamie and Sean, nieces
Shirley Albers (Henk), Sharon Orrico (Gary), nephews Keith Beaumont, and
great niece and nephew Brenda and Paul. She will also be missed by her close
friends Joan and Adrien Breault, and Bobby and Gordie Birtwistle and Muriel
Smith. Mom dearly cherished her family and friends and we will now cherish
her in our memory. No service by request. 287709
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 8/27/2006.

SIMONEAU, Leopold International Opera Singer May 3, 1916 August 25, 2006 It
is with profound sadness that the family of Leopold Simoneau announces his
passing into everlasting sleep. Mr. Simoneau gracefully took his last bow
surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Simoneau was born in St. Flavien,
Quebec and started his life as a singer at the age of seventeen. His
extensive and successful career brought him to the greatest Opera Houses in
Europe and North America and he eventually came to be known as the greatest
Mozart interpreter. Along with his wife Pierrette Alarie, he recorded many
Operas and Concerts which continue to bring joy and passion to the world and
will inspire future generations. Among many artistic honors and
recognitions, Leopold Simoneau received the Order of Canada in 1971 and in
1995 was elevated to the rank of Companion of the Order of Canada. He is
survived by his wife of 60 years, Pierrette Alarie and his two daughters
Isabelle and Chantal as well as his son-in-law, Dr. Bill Schuler; all of
whom wish to thank the nursing staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital's
Dialysis Department as well as the staff in 2 West for their incredible care
and support. In addition, the family would like to express deep gratitude to
his attending physicians, Dr. James Stockdill and Dr. Ganz. At the request
of Mr. Simoneau, there will not be a service. A memorial celebrating his
life will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made, in his memory, to the Kidney Foundation of Canada BC Branch, #320-1600
West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6J 1R3 or The Salvation Army, 4030 Douglas
Street, Victoria BC, V8T 5B5. Condolences may be offered to the family at . "L'homme Propose et Dieu Dispose" 287738
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/27/2006 - 8/28/2006.

TYSON, Thelma I. Late of the Cowichan Valley, left us on August 19, 2006.
Predeceased by her husband Norman and daughter Margaret Rose Stobbart. Mom
lived a quiet life, spending her time in the enjoyment of her numerous
crafts. Thelma is survived by daughters Mary (Bob) MacPhee (Hill) and Maxine
Olstad, son-in-law Dave Stobbart, grandchildren; Norman Stobbart (Julie),
Shelly Thompson, Christine (Reg) Holte and Pamela (Jerry) Luco, great
grandchildren Leonard Hill, Catherine (David) Dowining, Lynda and Adair
Gislason, Jeff (Leslie) Olstad, and Leona Olstad, great, great grandchildren
Jessica (Denis), Garrett, Allison, Leslie, Colin, Cheryl, Brad, Rachel
(Jamie) Shelly, Ryan, Stephen, Kristen, Pamela David and Mary, as well as
her dear sister Mary McCracken. There will be a private family service held
at the interment of Thelma's cremated remains beside her late husband
Norman. 286538
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/25/2006 - 8/27/2006.

WEICKER, Roger Arthur Born to Nicholas and Josephine Weicker on October 3,
1916 in Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba. Passed away on August 23, 2006.
Roger is survived by his loving wife and best friend Anne (nee Lux) having
celebrated their 65th anniversary on July 28, 2006. He is also survived by
his sons, Robert, Raymond and Bruce and his daughters, Elaine and Yvonne,
along with their spouses. Roger leaves with fond memories, 16 grandchildren
and 9 greatgrandchildren. An active member serving in all capacities with
the Knights of Columbus and the 4th Degree, Fr. Brabant Assembly kept Roger
busy in addition to his devoted service to his parish community at Sacred
Heart Church. Roger served in WWII for 4 years instructing at Chilliwack
with the Royal Canadian Engineers and overseas in Holland. Dad, known as
"Johnny-on-the-Spot" will be remembered for his conscientious work ethic as
an electrician ready to help any one at any hour for over 50 years. Roger
will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour throughout his
life. An avid bridge partner and bowling buddy kept both Anne and Roger
strong in their social circle. Fishing the waters around Brentwood Bay and
Sooke in his earlier years with his children will leave fond memories for
all! The family wish to thank the staff of Magnolia B at the Lodge at
Broadmead for their loving care and compassion. Prayers will be offered in
MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on Sunday, August
27th at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Reverend Father
Anthony Gonsalves in SACRED HEART CHURCH, 4040 Nelthorpe Street, on Monday,
August 28th at 3:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined; tributes, if
desired, may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 101 831 Yates
Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1M1. Condolences may be offered to the family at . 286683
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/25/2006 - 8/27/2006.

WOOD, Muriel Berneice (Bea) (nee Hill) Bea, 81 years young, passed away
peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria BC, on August 18th, 2006. She
was predeceased by both her ex-husbands Jim Wood and partner of many years
Peter Gregory. Bea is survived by her sons Stuart (Sheilagh), Graeme (Lynn),
three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Family wish to extend a
special thank you to Cynthia Hanna, a resident of Alberta and one of Mom's
life long friends, for attending at her bedside to aid in her care during
her seven week battle with cancer. Thanks also to the staff of The Richmond
Pavilion at The Royal Jubilee Hospital for their kindness. No service by
request. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to The Cancer Agency.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/26/2006 - 8/27/2006.

ZOERB, Hazel Born in Valhalla Centre, Alberta, February 13, 1923, with her
family at her bedside, peacefully passed away at Mt. Edward Court Care Home,
Victoria BC, on August 24, 2006. Hazel was predeceased by her loving husband
of 55 years, Wesley, in 1997. She is survived by her children, Rhonda
Hittinger, Frank and Deanna Margetts; her grandchildren, Jennie-Lee
Hittinger, Colin and Marla Lee Montgomery; greatgrandchildren, 4 month old
twins, Oliver Ross and Emma-Lee Montgomery; her sister, Senora Lee; her
brother-in-law, Carl Oilund; her many nieces, nephews and friends. Hazel
enjoyed her 83 years that her Lord gave her, growing up with a loving family
on a northern Alberta farm. As a young bride, she and Wes settled down to
farming in the Valhalla Centre community where they raised their family. In
1966, she, along with Wes, changed their careers and headed to Oliver, BC,
where they owned and operated a MacLeods Hardware Store. In 1990, she and
Wes retired to Victoria where she spent her last years near family and
friends. Throughout Hazel's life she enjoyed being active with her family,
church and community. We all treasure and will remember Hazel's quiet faith
in her Lord and Saviour, kind manner, generous and giving spirit, and quick
sense of humour. Special thanks to Dr. Gilbert Chew and all the staff at Mt.
Edward Court Care Home. A memorial service will be held at Hope Lutheran
Church, 1924 Carrick Street (off Foul Bay Road) on Tuesday, August 29, at
2:00PM with Pastor Mark Beiderweiden officiating. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Mt. Edward Court Care Home, 1002 Vancouver St,
Victoria, BC V8V 3V8, or to a charity of your choice. 287792
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 8/27/2006 - 8/29/2006.

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