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ADAMS _ Helen (nee Calder) Helen passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord
at the age of 84 on November 22, 2006 in the Surrey Hospice. She is lovingly
remembered by her husband of 64 years Bert, son David, daughters Shelley and
Debbie (Dennis), grandchildren Crystal and Paul; sister Irene and many
nieces and nephews and friends. A celebration of her life will be held on
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Arbor Chapel, Valley View
Funeral Home, 14660 - 72nd, Avenue, Surrey, B.C. 604-596-8866. In lieu of
flowers, please donate to the Surrey Hospice Society or the Heart and Stroke
Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


ANDERSON _ Earl Thomas (Buster) September 16th, 1927 With great sadness we
mourn the sudden passing of a loving husband, father, grandfather and
brother, November 22nd, 2006 at the age of 79. Survived by his loving wife
Helen, daughter Jody (Bruce), son John (Joanne), daughter Dianne (Kent), son
David and grandchildren Ryan (Brittany), Kerri, Alexandra, and sister
Stella. Predeceased by his brother Roy. His lust for life will be greatly
missed. A memorial service will be held at Yates Funeral Services (
- Toll free: 1-877-264-3848) at 1:00 p.m. on November
30th at 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville. In lieu of flowers, donations to
the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


BATES _ David Vincent C.M., M.D. (Cantab), FRCP, FRCPC, FACP, FRSC (May 20,
1922 to November 21, 2006) Died peacefully in his home attended by his
children; Elizabeth, Joanna and Andrew with the support of their spouses;
Paul, Gary and Launi, and his grandchildren; Carolyn, Michael, Mark and
Robbie. Noted researcher and teacher, UBC dean of medicine from 1972 to
1977, inducted into the Order of Canada in 2003, poet, voracious reader,
academic, scientist, mentor, gardener and vintner, David Bates will be
sorely missed by all who had a chance to experience his humour, intellect,
knowledge and love. A celebration of his life will be held at the Vancouver
Unitarian Church, 949 West 49th Ave. at 2:00 p.m. on December 8, 2006. In
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


BEAULIEU _ Charlene (Nee McClurg) Passed away with her family by her side,
November 21, 2006 after a five year fight against cancer. Char is survived
by her loving family; husband Roger, son RJ (Amber), daughter Colette
(Regan), step-son Randy (Lisa), grandchildren Emily, Mela, Isaac and
Raachel, Mom and Dad "Pauche" Lorraine and Jim Trites, brothers Jim
(Danielle) McClurg, Doug (Karen) McClurg, Dannie Trites, and sister Kellie
(Walt) White. As well as many nieces, nephews and many other friends and
family. Char was a long time resident of Langley and former owner of the
Langley Plaza Salon. A Celebration of Char's life will be held 1:00 pm
Thursday, November 30 at Bethel Community Church, 24687 56th Ave.,
Aldergrove BC. Thanks to the Nurses and staff at the Langley Hospice. If
desired, donations in Char's memory can be made to the Langley Hospice
Society: 20088 40A Ave., Langley V3A 2Y6. "Life isn't about how many breaths
you take, it's about how many moments take your breath away." Wiebe & Jeske
Funeral Services in care of arrangements 604-857-0711.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


BEET _ Robert Andrew January 26, 1955 - November 11, 2006. Suddenly as the
result of a motor vehicle accident in Chung-Li, Taiwan, where he has lived
and taught for the past ten years. Always quick to laugh, Bob was a great
friend, a beloved teacher, and a natural athlete. He was an avid reader who
completed crosswords not only swiftly, but in pen. He will be missed dearly
by his adoring partner Sara, loving brothers and sisters Carol (Don), David
(Linda), Susan (Bruce), Patricia (Arthur), Phillip (Judy), Michael (Debbie)
and Kevin, nieces, nephews, great-nephew, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well
as many friends in B.C. and Taiwan. Predeceased by parents, Phyllis and
Harry Beet. Hundreds attended a service held in Chung-Li on November 19.
There will be a gathering of family and friends at Tish and Arthur's home,
3756 McGill St, Burnaby on Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers
gratefully declined. In lieu, donations may be made to a charity of your
choice. Please visit web site: www.bobbeet.ca .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


BILOES _ Stanley Passed away November 9, 2006 at the Millenium Towers in
Vancouver. Born in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan in 1914. Rode a freight train and
arrived in Vancouver in the 1930's. Born to parents Alexander and Rose
Biloes, survived by nephew Jack Buchanan of Vancouver and niece Gail
Brunnetti of Reno, Nevada. Stanley worked in Woodwards display department
for many years. Stanley enjoyed skiing, scuba diving and flying ultralights.
He will be missed. No services to be held.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


BLYTHIN _ Patricia Ann March 2, 1932 - November 13, 2006 Pattie! Such an
energetic, vivacious, stylish and wonderful lady, passed away on Monday,
November 13 peacefully at Marion Hospice. She was predeceased by her father,
George, her mother Alice, her brother Jack, her sister Dora and her son
Bill. She is survived by her children, Doreen, Laara and Wes and by her
grandchildren, Stephanie, PatricAndrew, Gerry, Kathleen and Dwayne. She will
be missed by her family and friends for her love of life and infectious
spirit. Pattie was an avid bridge player and will be missed by all who knew
her at the Vancouver Bridge Club. Pattie was also an avid gardener and took
immense pleasure in her garden. Our most grateful thanks to the wonderful
Palliative Doctors and Nurses at Marion Hospice and a very special thanks to
Dr. Lim, her GP for the wonderful care and support over the years. There
will be a celebration of Pattie's life on January 6, 2007 at the Floata
Restaurant at 400 - 180 Keefer in Chinatown between 1 - 3 PM. Pattie would
be pleased to have donations in her memory to the Canadian Cancer Society -
BC & Yukon.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


BOLTON-CARR _ John Lawrence (John Carr) passed away suddenly at Surrey
Memorial Hospital on Monday, November 13, 2006, after a short but heroic
battle with cancer. John was predeceased by his father, Walter; mother, Amy;
sister, Evelyn; and son, Roger. He leaves to mourn his loving and devoted
wife, Maureen; son, Andrew (Susan); grandchildren, Chelsea, Lukas and Katie.
He is survived by family in B.C., Ontario, England and South Africa. John
will be sorely missed by his many friends worldwide. John was born in
Wolverhampton, Cheshire on April 6, 1929. In April 1947, he enlisted in the
R.A.F., during which time he served 3 years in the Middle East, taking part
in the hand-over of Palestine to the Israelies, ending the British rule. He
was released in 1955, with a 1-year on reserve. In September 1955, he
emigrated to Canada, where he was active in the R.C.A.F., based in
Greenwood, Nova Scotia. upon being released from R.C.A.F. Service in April
1965 (earning the C.D. for long-term service), he settled in Vancouver,
first selling life insurance; then founding and managing a catering company.
On his arrival in Calgary, he was drawn back to his love of planes, and
after a few years he once again entered the aviation industry, starting a
structural repair company with his dear friend, George Boyd. They had a
successful business, with locations in Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta. Moving
back to B.C., he joined the employ of Conair Aviation (cascade Aerospace) in
the position of R&D Inspector, before taking early retirement in 1992.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no service, but a "celebration of
John's Life" will be held in April 2007. As John himself wrote: "when the
life has been full and the passing peaceful, let the sorrow be fleeting."
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


BREMNER _ Everett J. Deceased. Surviving family: Edward, Earl, Allan, Joy,
and wife Helen. November 20, 2006 at 2:30 p.m.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


BRIGGS _ Denis born in England on August 28, 1930, loving husband and
father, passed away quietly on November 18, 2006, after a long battle with
illness. Survived by his devoted wife Shirley; son Neil (Vicki) in Los
Angeles; grandchildren Nigel and Jessica; brother Graham (Sandra) in England
and his nieces Nicola and Louise; his faithful Pepper; as well as his many
friends and family in both England and Canada. His humour and spirit for
life were inspirations for all of us and he will be missed, but he will be
remembered for these and many other qualities and we will carry them with us
everyday! Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Eagle Ridge Manor, who
cared for him over the last few years. He loved us all!
Published in The Province from 11/24/2006 - 11/25/2006.


(Memoriam)
Mom...keep a song in your heart
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


CASSIDY _ Heather Kathaleen (Friel) left us peacefully Sunday, November 19,
2006 in Richmond, B.C. following a courageous fight with cancer. The beloved
wife of Ronnie Cassidy is predeceased by her parents Hubert and Janetta
Friel of Ottawa. Her beautiful spirit, however, will endure with the
countless friends and family left to celebrate her life, as the special
foster mother to Chi (Ivey), Michael and Shawn; dear sister to Eddie, Linda
and Bruce; sister-in-law to Miki (Ron) Wood and Linda (Norrie) Donaldson;
loving grandmother to Victor and Frankie; cherished aunt to Michael, Kelly
(Bradley), Danny, Jennifer, Christy, Michael, Becky and Katey; great aunt to
Sheldon, Tyrell and Joshua, and many other friends, relatives and those of
her wonderful congregation. Friends may help to celebrate the amazing life
of this amazing woman during a memorial service at Richmond Bethel Church,
10200 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C., on Monday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. The
service will run simultaeneous with her funeral in B.C. In lieu of flowers,
Heather's family asks that donations be made to Celebrate Recovery in
Richmond, B.C., in keeping with her wishes.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


CLARKE _ Kathleen Patricia Kathleen passed away November 20, 2006 at the age
of 89 in Ridge Meadows Hospital. Predeceased by her husband George. Kathleen
formerly owned Clarke's Flowers in Vancouver. She had a deep love for
animals and was devoted to her many pets. Kathleen will be missed and fondly
remembered by her friends. Graveside service at Maple Ridge Cemetery
Wednesday November 29 at 1:00 p.m.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


CUSTOCK _ Joseph John Jr. The only child of Rose and Joseph John Custock Sr.
"Jockey", Joe was born in Vancouver BC, on October 15, 1931 and passed away
on November 21, 2006 after a brief respiratory illness. Predeceased by his
beloved parents, Joe is survived by his wife Dianna ("Peggy"), daughters
Debbie (Cameron Hill) and Susan (James Nodwell), son Dan, granddaughter
Rebecca Burnham (nee Parro), aunts Pat Ghequiere and Anne Pulice, and
numerous cousins spanning several generations. Joe was a colorful character
who would try anything (including joining a cult at age 32). He adored his
family and friends, music, food, travel, golf and poker. His gregarious
personality and love of people suited his lifelong career in sales.
Unfortunately, Joe fell victim to Alzheimer's disease some years ago.
Despite his illness, he retained his sunny disposition and sense of humor,
making him a favorite with caring staff at Youville Centre where he was a
resident for the past two and half years. The family would like to express
our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all the staff at Youville for
their kind and professional care of our precious Papa Joe. Funeral Mass will
be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2006 at St. Augustine's Catholic
Church, 2028 W. 7th, Ave. Vancouver. Oblate Fathers celebrant. In lieu of
flowers, donation may be made to the Alzheimers Society of BC at #300-828
West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC. VSZ 1E2. KEARNEY FUNERAL HOME (604) 736-0268
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 11/24/2006 -
11/25/2006.


DHALIWAL _ Chanan Kaur August 16, 1907 - November 21, 2006 Our beloved
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away peacefully at
home on November 21, 2006. Chanan Kaur will be deeply missed and forever
remembered by everyone that was part of her life. She is survived by her six
children: Gurmej, Ajit, Parkash, Gurjit, Harjinder, Baldev and her 20
grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Thank-you Bibi Ji for all the wonderful memories throughout the years. We
will remember your laughter, generosity, kindness, and unconditional love of
family for always and forever. In Punjabi we don't say a person has passed
away we say that their life is complete and their mission in this world has
been accomplished. A celebration of Chanan Kaur Dhaliwal's life will be held
on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 12:30pm at Riverside Funeral Home in Delta,
followed by a Bhog at Nanak Niwas Sikh Temple in Richmond.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 11/24/2006 -
11/25/2006.


DOYLE _ Laurence 'Larry" Brian, born May 29, 1950 in New Westminster. Passed
away November 10, 2006 in Port Moody. Predeceased by his parents Tom and
Helen Doyle. Survived by 1 brother, Melvin O'Dubhghaill and friends. Special
thanks to the nurses and staff at Eagle Ridge Manor for being Larry's
family. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 27, 2006 at 3:00pm
at Eagle Ridge Manor, 475 Guildford Way, Port Moody. Columbia-Bowell Chapel
604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


GAGE _ Rodney James "...closed the book quietly, and disappeared..." In
Cumberland, BC on November 17th, 2006 from cancer. Rodney was born in
Ontario on December 15th, 1945. He had a special gift of making connections
with people, and was loved by many. He will be remembered for his
intelligence, curiosity, and sense of humour and will be missed by his
family and his many many friends.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


GRANT _ Donald Alexander James April 22, 1939 to November 20, 2006 Donald a
resident of Aldergrove, BC passed away suddenly on November 20, 2006 at the
age of 67. Don is survived by his loving wife Judy and children, Michael
(Shawna), Paul and Lisa. He held a special place in his heart for
grandchildren Chloe, Aiden, Emily, Ethan; sisters Catherine (Nelson),
Margaret (Gary), Marion and Uncle Bruce; and many nieces, nephews and wide
circle of friends. Services will be held Nov. 27 at The United Church,
2623-272 St., Aldergrove, BC at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be
made to The Royal Canadian Legion #265, 26607 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove, BC,
V4W 2J4.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


GRATION _ Peter passed away with his son at his side on November 20, 2006.
He is predeceased by his wife Pearl in 1996. Peter is lovingly remembered by
his son Peter (Lisa), Patricia (Rique), Richard (Valerie), Diane (Bill),
grandchildren, and the many people whose lives that he touched through the
years. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Alpine
Meadows of Deltaview for their loving kindness in making Peter feel so
welcome during his short stay. Memorial service will be held for Peter in
the Avalon Surrey Funeral Home, 13288 - 108th Avenue, Surrey, BC on Monday,
November 27, 2006 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Peter's memory to the Canadian Kidney Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


GUTHRIE _ Kathleen Born August 19, 1915. Passed away peacefully on November
19, 2006 with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Ronald in
1979, brother Frank Clark and sister Connie Holland. Kathleen will be
lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her son Ken (Anne), daughter Edie
(Wayne) Burns; grandchildren: Christine (Scott), Mike, Darren (Deana),
Daniel, Meghan; great-grandchildren: Karl, Kirstin, Jadin, Emily, Gracie;
her sister Phyllis (Jack) MacDonald and sister-in-law Georgia Clark. Grannie
was appreciated by all for her quiet strength, gentle disposition and
unwavering support for her family. No service by request. If desired, a
donation can be made to a charity of your choice. A Mother's Love Lives On
The love of a wonderful mother is something that always lives on, Filling
the days with sweet memories long after her presence is gone. You still feel
the warmth of her caring; her wisdom will never depart, For the love of a
wonderful mother forever lives in your heart. Victory Memorial Park Funeral
Centre www.victorymemorialpark.com 604-536-6522
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


(Memoriam)
In Memory of MYRTLE HAGGART August 12, 1914 - November 25, 1999 and THOMAS
HAGGART October 31, 1912 - March 19, 1980 Your presence we miss, Your memory
we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never. You walk beside us
each day. With love from your family
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


HARGREAVES _ Vernon, on November 19th, 2006 at VGH, just one day before his
90th birthday. Predeceased by his wife Betty, Vernon's 90 years were vibrant
and full and he will be terribly missed by his friends and family. He will
live on in the hearts of his daughter Betsy Gibbons and her husband John
Verenini, grandsons David (Theresa) and Paul, brand new great-grandchild
Max, brother Norman, sisters-in-law Margaret and Eva Jean with whom he spent
many enjoyable lunches in his later years, and extended family, Kimberly
(Gib), Leah (Gord), Dana (Dwayne) and their children Caleb, Matthew, Anne,
Luke, Drew and Dean. Vernon was born in Vancouver in 1916, returning home in
1946 from the Royal Canadian Army where he served overseas as an Artillery
Surveyor and in the Army Legal Office, to marry Betty Campbell and to work
in his father's Notary Office. He received his Notary Commission in 1959,
served as President of The Society from 1969 to 1971 and was appointed an
Honourary Life Member in 1977. He was an Examiner for The Society from
1992-1996. Vern was one of the most respected and revered members of the
Society, serving his clients and members for three decades. Vernon and Betty
were adventurers, enjoying fishing and wilderness trips on horseback,
river-rafts, canoes, small planes and in later years ships, buses and
trains. Always curious and keen to pursue new experiences, they were avid
participants in whatever struck their fancy. Both were committed volunteers
and Vern served as President of the Kiwanis Club and was a member for
several years. They were quite the team and their energy and enthusiasm were
admired by all. A memorial service will be held for Vernon at the First
Memorial Funeral Home, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver on Monday, December 4th at
1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Society
would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


HELLYER _ Esme Mary (nee Beverley) It is with great sadness that the Hellyer
family announces the passing of Esme Mary Hellyer (nee Beverley). Esme was
on a vacation and family visit in South Africa with her husband Donald, who
was by her side at the time of her sudden and unexpected passing on November
12, 2006. A loving, devoted wife and mother, Esme will be greatly missed by
her husband Don, to whom she was married for 54 years, her children; Glenys
(Blair) Nadeau, Gary (June) Hellyer and Megan Hellyer, as well as by her
three grandchildren; Cameron Nadeau, Melanie (Jeff) Dick and Laura Nadeau.
Her loss will also be felt by her sister Marge (Alan) Quinn and her brother
Gordon Beverley who reside in South Africa. Esme was born in Johannesburg,
South Africa on January 14, 1934, and emigrated to Canada with her husband
Don and daughter Glenys in 1956. After living in North Vancouver for many
years where Gary and Megan were born, Esme and Don moved to Osoyoos, B.C.
with their children in 1974, when they purchased Inkaneep Lodge. With Don,
Esme ran Inkaneep Lodge, now renamed Inkaneep Point Resort, for over 20
years, and was still active in the business until the present time. Spending
time with family was Esme's passion, and her loss will be very difficult for
all family members and friends, both in Canada and South Africa. Funeral
arrangements were made in South Africa and a private family service will be
held to celebrate Esme's life in the near future. In lieu of flowers the
family requests that donations be made to the BC Childrens Hospital.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


HIGGINBOTTOM _ Kenneth James unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on
November 23, 2006. Born on June 17, 1947, Ken will be greatly missed by wife
Elizabeth (Betty); daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie and Ho Seto and Kathryn
and Brandon Gorin; grandchildren Bailey, Samantha, Dakota and April Gorin
and expected soon baby Seto. He will also be missed by sister Joan Bell and
her husband Gordon; many nieces, nephews, in-laws, extended family and
friends. A quick wit, generous heart and contagious smile, Ken was an avid
archer and enthusiastic motorcyclist. A viewing will be held on Monday,
November 27, 2006 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral
Centre, 14831 - 28 Ave., Surrey, B.C. A Celebration of Life Service will be
held on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. at the Church of the
Epiphany, 10553 - 148 St., Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Cardiac Rehab Education Program or the Church of the Epiphany Building Fund.
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre www.victorymemorialpark.com
604-536-6522
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


HUTTON _ Robert (Bob), born in London, England on July 7, 1920 died in
Kelowna, BC on November 20, 2006. He was predeceased by his wife Chris in
2000 and two sisters: Jean and Ena. Bob is survived by his sister Edith
Baxter, nephew David Baxter, his wife Leslie and their children: Kirsty,
Samantha and Scott all of Dundee, Scotland. Also survived by his niece Avril
Ferguson, her husband Iain and their son Calum of Minneapolis, Minnesota and
niece Marg Bretz and husband Gord of Kelowna, BC. Bob immigrated to Winnipeg
in 1953 and then moved to Vancouver. Chris and Bob worked in Vancouver for
many years retiring to Salt Spring Island in 1985. Bob relocated to Kelowna
in 2000 when Chris died. He served with the British Army during WW II in
Malta, was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Sons of Scotland,
Lord Tweedsmuir Camp. Private family service was held in Kelowna with Rev.
Richard Chung officiating. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of
donations to "Holding Hands for Hospice" c/o Central Okanagan Hospice
Association, #202 - 1456 St. Paul St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6. A special thank
you is extended to the staff at Cottonwoods for the wonderful care they gave
Bob while he was there. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
www.firstmemorialfuneral.com Arrangements through First Memorial - Kelowna
1-800-667-9277
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


INGRAM _ Edith Juanita (nee Johnston), born on January 8, 1922, in Powell
River, BC, passed away suddenly on November 14, 2006. She is survived by her
four children, Bob (Gayle), Jim (Geri), Patricia, and Hazel (Dan),
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A devoted wife and mother, she is
predeceased by her husband, Douglas Raymond Ingram in 2001. She will be
greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,
December 2nd at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


(Memoriam)
IRVINE _ JOHN (JACK) MACKENZIE February 1, 1924 - November 25, 2005 What
would I give to clasp his hand. His happy face to see. To hear his voice and
see his smile That meant so much to me. _ Your loving wife Carol and family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


IRVINE _ Noreen Wendy October 19, 1948 - November 13, 2006 Noreen passed
away peacefully at 100 Mile Hospital after a 7 year battle with cancer.
Survived by husband Bill, daughter Teresa (Brent), mother Betty, brothers
Doug (Diana) and Jim (Lesley), stepdaughters Kim (Donny) and Kerin (Rick)
and their families, grandson darlin' Anson, two nieces, several cousins
including family in Manitoba and many close friends. A celebration of life
will be held on December 02, 2006 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm at Teresa and
Brent's house at 3369 West 43rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made in memory of Noreen to Mill Site Lodge and Fischer
Place Auxiliary at Bag 399, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0 100 Mile Funeral
Service in care of arrangements 1-877-595-3243
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


JACKSON _ Murray Leonard Born April 16, 1922, passed away peacefully in his
sleep November 22nd, 2006. He will be sadly missed by his devoted beloved
Anne, wife of 64 years; daughter Marilyn Leith; sons Vernon (Barbara) and
Murray (Carol); Elizabeth Jackson, mother of grandsons Joseph (Caroline) and
James (Kathleen); grandsons Scott (Sonya) and Taylor; great-grandchildren
Trent, Chad and Kora and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by
granddaughter Terri; sisters Muriel Turner and Ethel Geddes. Murray spent
four years in the Canadian Armed Forces which included service in Europe as
part of the Liberating Army in Holland in 1945 and the Occupation Forces in
1946. After returning to his native Vancouver, Murray joined the Vancouver
Police Force - #351- and spent 32 years (1947-1979) helping to keep our city
safe. Through the 1950's and 60's, with his young family, Murray could be
found camping at Christina Lake. Upon retirement, Murray spent numerous
winters in Mazatlan and Reno while enjoying summers in his camper with
family and friends. If you should chance by the Army and Navy Club, Unit 26
at 43rd & Fraser on a Friday or Saturday afternoon, you were likely to run
into 'Big Moe' participating in the meat draw and spending time with his
valued friends. Anne was always by his side. The family wishes to thank the
staff of Mount St. Joseph's Hospital for their special care and the
Department of Veteran's Affairs for their continued support. In lieu of
flowers, please make donations to the Children's Hospital of B.C. or the
Heart and Stroke Foundation. A "Celebration of Life" to be announced.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


JoAnn Janson M.Msc. Born Josephine Ann Stroeder in Humboldt, Sask., Nov. 7,
1950. Transcended this life Nov. 18, 2006 in White Rock B.C. JoAnn's close
friend Cal Pawson and her mother Ann Stroeder were at her side. Her father
Ed Stroeder passed away in 1988. Brother Ed lives in Manitoba, brother Tim
lives in Ontario. Her sisters Clarice Quark and Kathy Krzywonos live in
Alberta. JoAnn is Home now, with her Team and Angels, in another dimension,
in bliss. A Celebration of Life service, Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 2:30 pm.,
Ocean Park Hall , 1577 - 128th St., Surrey. Donations to "The Make a Wish
Foundation". Inquiries 604-531-9337.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


JENKINS _ Margaret (Peggy) passed away November 20, 2006. Predeceased by her
son, Bob. Survived by her loving family: husband Jack; sons Brad and Brent
(Anne); grandchildren Ryan, Chrissy, and Robert. A Service of Remembrance
will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 2:00pm at Forest Lawn Funeral
Chapel. Please join us in celebrating Peggy's life by visiting www.mem.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


JOHNSTON _ Steven Robert (1951 - 2006) After a brief illness, Steven passed
away November 7, 2006 in North Vancouver. Born September 27, 1951 in
Toronto, Steven was predeceased by his father Arthur and mother Gloria.
Although he left behind no immediate family, he will be sorely missed by a
multitude of life-long friends. After growing up in Victoria, Steven
graduated from the University of Victoria in 1977, and became a teacher. He
later moved to Whistler, where he became a fixture both on the hill and at
the old Keg. After selling real estate, Steven, ever the nomad, moved to
North Vancouver where he found his niche in the always exciting world of
Howe Street. Those who knew him saw the passion he had for not only the
market, but also sports and music. While in Victoria he played football,
rugby and baseball, which he developed a life long love for. After moving to
North Vancouver, Steve joined the Capilano Rugby Club, where he was an
active member until his passing. Some of his fondest memories of rugby were
playing for the club on tours to New Orleans and Las Vegas. He will long be
remembered for his passion for music, and loved sitting with his friends,
over a glass of wine, and playing music trivia, where he was rarely stumped
while always wielding a sharp wit and unique sense of humor. There will be a
celebration of Steven's life at the Rex Rotisserie, 1055 Dunsmuir Street,
Vancouver at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 29th. For further information
regarding Steven contact:
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


JOY _ Madge Bernice May 20, 1923 - November 20, 2006 Survived by her loving
daughter Connie (Richard) Debenham; children Kim, Carly, and Justin; and
loving son Bill Morrison and partner Cherri; and stepchildren Rick, Ken,
Nancy, Dave and their families; grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many
friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November
28, 2006 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


KANEEN _ John Delme May 18, 1915 November 15, 2006 My father, Del, was born
in Vancouver on May 18, 1915 and was reputed to have won Vancouver's Most
Beautiful Baby Contest that year (we have the photos!). He was the eldest
child of the late Clarice and John Kaneen. Predeceased by his brother Jeff
and sisters Helen and Phyllis, he is survived by Margaret, his wife of 63
years. Also survived and forever loved by his daughter and son-in-law
Marilyn and Laurie Cocke, and his cherished grandchildren, Graeme, Brad and
Michelle. In his youth Dad was a member of his church youth group, was an
avid skier (before chairlifts!) and an accomplished pianist. He loved to
fly, receiving his private pilot license from the Aero Club of B.C. on
September 6, 1936. He did crash his Gypsy Moth practicing forced landings
but walked away with only a broken nose. In 1942, he bid "a fond farewell to
the Old Cow Pasture" (Vancouver airport) to report to the RCEME Pacific
Command headquarters in Victoria and in 1943 was transferred overseas,
returning home to Vancouver after the end of the War. Like his father before
him, Dad worked for the City of Vancouver, eventually becoming Assistant
Superintendent of Sanitation. In that capacity he hired many "Dunbar lads"
for summer employment thereby enabling them to pursue their post high school
dreams. Dad always loved to volunteer his services and contributed to the
Burrard Lions Club, St. Phillips Church and Meals on Wheels in addition to
being a regular blood donor. Dad loved to be a part of his grandkids lives
and was the biggest fan at many soccer games and ballet performances. Our
family is very grateful to Dr. Don Faulkner for all his kindness. To Dad's
companions from Care Counts Health Services - our heartfelt thanks for your
compassion. Sincere thanks to Dad's "family" at Minoru Residence who not
only provided care but also remembered to care. Melissa, you are our angel.
No service as Dad requested. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation
to Minoru Residence, 1 West, 6111 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, V6Y 1Y4. Miss you
Dad. Say hi to Vaughn and Avrill. "I hope all of the people ahead of me and
those behind me will be patient and love each other, and seek out the
goodness in all people" - Avrill Peters (November 15, 1955 - September 25,
2006).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


(Memoriam)
TOM KEENLYSIDE January 17, 1921 - November 25, 2000 Always loved and greatly
missed Thanks for all the wonderful memories. - Kay and Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


KERR _ SHIRLEY Shirley Kerr, formerly of Vancouver, BC, passed away on
November 19, 2006 at the age of 85 at Surrey Memorial Hospital. She was
loved and will be greatly missed by her two families - Doug and Debbie Day,
their children Lisa and Michael; Kate Smith, Bill Marshall and James
Marshall; and by her devoted and loving friend and caregiver, Pat MacDonald
and husband, Darryl; Kathi and Mark Davidson and their daughters Teagan,
Jasmine, Autumn and Teal; Barb MacDonald and Michael and Karla MacDonald and
Emma. Shirley will be remembered for her years of work as a dietician at
Vancouver General Hospital, her love of cats and care of neighbourhood
strays, her generous support of numerous charities, her cheerful smile and
good humour. At Shirley's request, there will be no service. In Shirley's
memory, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of BC. Anyone
wishing to send condolences or memories of Shirley may do so through Fraser
Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC V3R 3N6.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


KWAN _ Betty Doo Moy passed away suddenly on November 20th, 2006 at age 55.
Predeceased by father Fred Kwan. She will be greatly missed by mother Yee
Sin Kwan, brothers Sam (Val), Gordon (Jean), Tom (Katherine), Les (Sheila),
sister Rosa (James), many nieces, nephews, extended family members and
friends. Funeral at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel on November 30th at 10:00 am,
1835 E. Hastings St., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please donate to
Housing Foundation, 206-2590 Granville St., Vancouver V6H 3H1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


LEITCH _ Mary Jean (nee Esslemont) Born January 15, 1927 in Brandon
Manitoba. Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, passed
away on November 21, 2006 at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission BC.
She passed away peacefully after a very short stay in hospital surrounded by
her family. She was preceded by her husband Ron Leitch (October 1996). They
had 48 years together and have left 4 children Linda (Enzo), Michael
(Patty), Beverley (Rob), Rodney, Cathy (Dale) and 9 grandchildren: Robert,
Jason, Nicole (Wojtek), Michelle (Brent), Bryan, Kyle, Kelsey, Deanna, Ricky
and one great-grandchild, Kaytlin; sisters Shirley (Musgrove) and Dorothy
(Snydal), and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean worked part time at
Woodward's Dept. store until she retired at which time she and Ron tore down
the Cabin at Lake Erroch purchased in 1969 and built their retirement home
where each of them were truly happy and content. Her greatest pleasure was
when the family all got together for family dinners and Christmas. She will
be greatly missed by all those that loved and knew her. There will be a
Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 26, 2006 between 12 noon and 3 pm at
the Bellevue Hotel, Banquet Room on N. Railway at the corner of 1st Avenue
and Grand in Mission BC. In lieu of flowers, you can make donation to the
Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


MADSEN _ Denise "Denny" nee (Vellavance) September 25, 1936 - November 22,
2006 After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Leaves to mourn
husband Gary, brother-in-law Roger Gelin, nephew Kevin Gelin (Kellie),
great-nephew Josh, cousin Phil (Marlene), sister-in-law Ester, niece Linda,
and best friend Joy. Many other family members and friends. Pre-deceased by
father Orphir, mother Florence and sister Celeste "Suzy". Denise was raised
in Remac a company town near Salmo and graduated from Lord Bing high school
in Vancouver. Started nursing at VGH and later worked at BC Medical for 35
years as an investigator and retired approximately 11 years ago. She loved
gardening, cards, a challenge and would outwit you in any debate. An
unwritten thought was "don't go there". She was always the perfect person
and nicknamed "the Queen". Her biggest love was to shop and find a special
bargain. A memorial service will be held Wednesday November 29, 2006 at
11:00 a.m. at Willingdon Church, in the Chapel, 4812 Willingdon, Burnaby at
Moscrop. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer
Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


McCORMICK _ Raymond Theodore, July 2, 1929 - October 29, 2006. Died at the
age of 77 in Vancouver. An animal lover and an avid reader and fisherman -
he was crowned "King Fisherman of the Pacific Northwest." He is survived by
one sister Helen, 2 nieces, several nephews; grandnephews and grandnieces.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 30 at 2 pm at First
Memorial Funeral Services, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


McKEOWN _ Edith (Rich Gift) January 6th, 1944 - November 22nd, 2006
Peacefully passed away in St. Paul's Hospital with family by her side. "For
the heart that finds joy in small things, in all things each day is a Rich
Gift". Our Edie is missed by her loving husband Tom; daughters Angela,
Pamela (Scott), Colleen (Bruce); son Bill (Shari); granddaughters Courtney
and Eilish; step-grandsons Matt and Evan. We would like to thank her nieces
Patricia, Eileen and Vanessa for bringing love and laughter and to all our
family and friends who gave us great memories and tremendous support. A
Memorial Service to be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway,
Vancouver, Sunday, November 26th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations to B.C. Lung Association would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


McKIEL _ Hope Joan June 22, 1924 - November 18, 2006 After a lengthy but
brave battle with cancer, Hope McKiel passed into the presence of God on
Saturday, November 18, 2006, her family by her side. Hope is survived by
Arthur, her loving husband of 51 years, her sister Jacquie, niece Susan and
nephew Rob, her children Michael and Diane and four special grandchildren.
Hope loved to go to Mitchell and Trevor's hockey games, eat ice cream and
talk with Beth and play cards with Joe. Hope was born to Harold and Elletta
Halliday in Vancouver. She spent her early years in Calgary before moving
back to BC with her family. In the early 1950's she began working for BC
Tel, where she worked until 1963, when she and husband Art adopted Mike. In
1965 they adopted Diane, and Hope spent many years as a devoted and involved
wife and mother. In 1986 she began volunteering at Vancouver's Cedar Cottage
Neighbourhood House, where she made many dear friends and served regularly
until shortly before she passed away. A memorial service for Hope will be
held at Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church at 505 East 46th Avenue in
Vancouver on Tuesday, November 28 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please
make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. We will miss her love and
laughter, but know that she is now well and safe in the arms of the Lord.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


McMORRIS _ Lyle Robert With eternal love and sadness, wife Elizabeth,
children Al (Darlene), Ron, Colleen (Britton), Karen (Jerry) announce his
peaceful passing on November 23, 2006. Loving Grampy to Samantha, Mitch,
Colton, Reid, Mason, Ivy and Siomon; brother to Ross, Alyn (deceased), Ivan
and Pat. A celebration of his wonderful life will be held on November 30,
1:00 pm at the Eagles Hall, 23461 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge. Donations to
Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


MEEHAN _ Catherine (Kit) passed away Thursday, November 23, 2006 in her 95th
year. Predeceased by husband Philip. Survived by her six children, her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral mass at Canadian Martyrs
Church, Richmond at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


MILLER _ Mary Louise (nee Thackeray) February 21, 1924 - November 21, 2006
Born in Colegate Sask. Mary passed away peacefully at MSA Hospital on
November 21 at the age of 82. She will be lovingly missed by her husband of
57 years, Tom, sons; Roy (Cindy), Deane (Wendy), daughter Rita (Ray). 8
grandchildren; Selina, Ian, Lance, Tania, Mitch, Jonah, Lainey-Rae, David.
Brother Don, sister-in-law Caroline, and many nieces and nephews. Mary lived
in Aldergrove since 1948 and during her married years was an active member
of the Order of the Royal Purple and the Aldergrove United Church Women. She
enjoyed gardening, baking and taking care of her family. A celebration of
her life will be held at the Aldergrove United Church, 2623 272nd St.,
Aldergrove, BC at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 followed by a tea
on site. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the
Alzheimer Society B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


MOIR _ Margaret (born March 10, 1920) It is with great sadness to announce
on November 17, 2006, Peggy died peacefully after suffering a stroke. Peggy
is survived by her loving husband Ken, her two sons Jim and Bill, other
family and friends. Peggy will be fondly remembered for her zest for life
and her love of nature and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A
special thank you to the staff at Peace Arch Hospital's 3rd Floor Medical
Unit for their kindness. A celebration of Peggy's life will be held on
Monday, November 27, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505
Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation in Peggy's memory would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 11/24/2006 -
11/25/2006.


NAYLOR _ David Ernest William (Ernie) passed away peacefully on November 17,
2006. He was predeceased by his first wife Evelyn May (1966), son Kenneth
David (2002) and second wife Margaret Norrie (2003). Ernie is lovingly
remembered by his daughter Arlene Parente (Ralph) and Margaret's children
Beverly Dorman, Brian Muir and Nancy Embury (John). Gramps was much loved by
his grandchildren Nina (Grant), Lana (Mike), Jodie, Wade (Michelle), Linda
(Scott), Heidi, Grant, Lisa, Jay (Ashleigh), Marni and Craig as well as his
great-grandchildren Carley, Max, Mark, Mackenzie, Josh, Paige and Sophie. A
memorial service to celebrate Ernie's life will be held at West Vancouver
Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Ave. on Wednesday, November 29 at 1pm. In lieu
of flowers, donations to the Alzheimers Society of BC would be greatly
appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


NICHOLS _ Karen Viola (Halvorson) It is with much sadness that we announce
that Vi passed away peacefully with family at her side on November 22, 2006,
age 77 years. Born April 2, 1929 she was predeceased by her husband Harry
(Nick) and parents Lisbeth and Teodor Halvorson. She was a long time
resident of Squamish and she will be deeply missed by her children, Terry
(Helen), Rena, and Laura (John), brothers Harold (Shirley), Norman
(Lynette), Thor (June) and their families, cousins Karen (John), Harvey
(Grace), and also many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends both here
and in Norway. She will be especially missed and fondly remembered by her
grandchildren: Thomas, Kirsten, Erin, Craig (Erica), Daniel and Adam. A
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2006 at the Squamish
United Church at 11:00 am, 38014 Fourth Avenue, Squamish, B.C. Thanks to the
many friends who supported Vi through her courageous fight with lung cancer.
The community of Squamish, where Vi lived all her life, was very important
to her. A special thanks to the staff and doctors at Squamish General
Hospital for their kind care and compassion. Donations in memory of Vi may
be made to Squamish Health Care Foundation (towards the purchase of a
portable X-Ray Machine) 38140 Behmer Drive Squamish, B.C. V8B OCB. To sign
the book of condolences, please click on squamishfuneralchapel.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


O'DONAGHEY _ John Ryan John passed away November 19, 2006 at Queens Hospice,
age 87, with family by his side. John is survived by wife Margaret, son
John, sisters Eileen, Freda (Roy), many nieces and nephews. Service
Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11 a.m., Columbia-Bowell Chapel at 219 - 6th
Street, New Westminster, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cancer Society
would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


PANTSIOS _ Evelyn It's with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of
Evelyn Pantsios on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at Vancouver General Hospital
at the age of 45 years after a courageous battle with cancer. Evelyn was
born in Piraeus, Greece on November 13th, 1961 and shortly after, arrived to
Canada alongside her family. She will be fondly remembered for her love,
strength, laughter, outgoingness and how she filled everyone's life with her
caring and sense of humor. Anyone who knew her couldn't help but love her,
she was a very special woman who will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Left to mourn, her husband and best friend of 22 years, Dimitri Pantsios;
daughter Silvie and son Bobby Pantsios; mother and father, Sophia and Henry
Dimopoulos; sister Mandy Argyroudis and brother-in-law, Christos Argyroudis;
niece Sophie, and nephew George; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends
who she cherished dearly. A Prayer Service will be held Monday, November
27th, 2006 at 7 p.m. at St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4500 Arbutus
St., Vancouver. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 at
12 p.m. at St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Father Partsafas will be
officiating. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


PATERSON _ Ian Malcolm, born March 12, 1952, died November 22, 2006. He will
be sadly missed but joyfully remembered by his wife Jan, daughters Lindsay
and Leah, the eldest son Sean and a loving extended family. Ian will be
remembered as a loving father and spouse as well as for his calm quiet
nature, humor, and love of life. "He is buying the stairway to heaven." A
private celebration of Ian's life will be held later. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the
Saanich Peninsula Hospital.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 11/24/2006 -
11/25/2006.


PEYMAN _ DORIS CHILLCOTT PEYMAN Born in Vancouver on December 29, 1930,
Doris passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 19, 2006 after a
courageous battle with leukemia. Doris was a gifted actress with a career in
theatre, radio, television and film that spanned more than five decades.
Over the years she received many awards and much critical acclaim for her
performances across Canada, and most recently she was inducted into the BC
Entertainment Hall of Fame. She shared her love of theatre and literature
with her many students, teaching drama and staging productions at secondary
and post-secondary institutions across the Lower Mainland. Passionate about
theatre, art, politics and life, Doris generously gave her time and energies
to many local community organizations. At the heart of Doris' remarkable
life was the love and devotion she shared with her family. Doris will be
deeply missed by her loving husband Bruce Peyman, their children Hurrian,
Orin, Orissa and Ravana (Matthews), son-in-law Simon Matthews, grandchildren
Jasmine, Jeremy and Oliver, brother Gordon Chillcott, sister-in-law Jamela,
nephew Sean and many close friends, relatives and colleagues. The memorial
will be held on Thursday, December 7 at 11:00 am, Heritage Hall, 3102 Main
Street with a reception from 12:30 until 3:00. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in her name to Doctors Without Borders or the Actors' Fund of
Canada.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


RICHARDSON _ Kenneth George November 21, 1923 - November 22, 2006 We are sad
to announce Ken's passing. Ken & Mary recently returned to the Sunshine
Coast after several years in Comox. Ken is survived by his wife of 57 years,
Mary. Children; Linda (Dennis), Doug, Sue (Roland), Margaret (Rick), John
(Vanessa), Sylvia (Mike), Bruce (Linda). 12 grandchildren, his brothers
Allyn in Boston, Robert (Laverne), David (Dinah), and numerous nieces and
nephews. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Back
the Cat Foundation at St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


ROBERTS _ Mabel-Rose Louise (nee Gough), passed away peacefully on November
19, 2006 at Vancouver General Hospital. "Grandma Fish" to her beloved
grandchildren, Kevin, Keith, Patrick, Robert, Kathleen and Tony. Also
survived by daughters Ruth and Susan, sister Brownie (Ellen Marie) Dixon,
and many other family members and friends. Born in Nanaimo on May 5, 1924.
Mabel was a proud Telephone Pioneer with 26 years service when she retired
in 1989. A memorial service and reception will be held at the Chapel at
Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue in Burnaby on Thursday,
November 30 at 3:00 pm. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the CKNW Orphan's
Fund would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 11/24/2006 -
11/25/2006.


ROBERTSON _ Mary Evalyn. February 26, 1912 - November 4, 2006. Mom, your
passing saddened us and left a terrible void in our lives. We hoped your
reassuring presence would be with us forever. Your kind loving nature was
exemplary to all who knew you. Mom was born and raised in Findlater,
Saskatchewan to Irish immigrant parents William John and Mary Gray.
Findlater was a farming community where life was challenging and family was
strong. The dust-bowl Depression years forced the Gray family to head west
to Vancouver in 1932. During the war Mom met and married James Norman
Robertson. A resident of the North Shore for most of her married life she
was dedicated to her family. Her generous spirit, quick mind, determination
and love of life will long be remembered. Predeceased by husband Norman and
her 2 brothers Wilf and Ed Gray. Survived by son Brent (Andrea), daughter
Deirdre Gulajec (Gene), sister Leta Pawluk of Toronto, 4 grandchildren Anna
and Stewart Robertson, Lara and Derek Gulajec and 3 granddogs Nikki, Tess
and Glen. For the past 10 years Mom lived with her family enriching our
lives. Visits from her sister were the highlight of her year - warm
occasions for the entire family. How can we ever forget those wonderful
ginger cookies and Shirley Child's wacky cake! We miss you Mom but you will
always be in our hearts and thoughts. "Love you forever." In remembrance -
donations to the BC Lung Association.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


SAITO _ Nancy Fuyoko Passed away November 13th, 2006 at the Shirley Dean
Pavilion in Surrey, BC at the age of 75 years. Nancy is survived by her
husband Mits, and sisters in Japan, Michiko Yamamoto and Ruriko Nishimura.
Private family arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Fraser Valley Buddhist Temple, P.O. Box 12, Mt. Lehman Station,
Abbotsford BC, V4X 2P7.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 11/24/2006 - 11/25/2006.


SEABROOK (KELLY) _ Amelia Patricia (Pat) On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
after an amazing life, Pat passed away peacefully with her loving daughter
and husband at her side. Pat will be dearly missed and always remembered by
her beloved daughter, Roberta Seabrook and her best friend and adoring
husband, Stewart Kelly, her brother Fred Minichiello and his wife Sharon and
their family, her special nephew, Dick DiPalma and his friend Rosemary
Franks. Pat was predeceased by her first husband, Bud Seabrook and her
loving sisters Rose DiPalma and Edith Harris. She brought to us an energy
and attention that we will never forget. Pat was a devoted mother and friend
who was very active with the City of Vancouver Retirees' Association. Along
with her husband, Stewart, Pat enjoyed the friendship and camaraderie of
their friends at the Mount Pleasant Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Pat
loved dogs and "Grandawg Murphy" misses her already. The family would like
to thank the wonderful staff of 7West, Palliative Care Unit, Lions Gate
Hospital, who took such loving care of a very special lady. If people so
wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please join
Pat's family in a celebration of her life at 2pm on Tuesday, November 28,
2006 at The Chapel, Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West
Vancouver, The Venerable Lou Rivers, Archdeacon of Capilano officiating.
Reception to follow at Pat's Restaurant, 445 13th Street, West Vancouver.
Private family entombment to follow. Hollyburn Funeral Home. 604.922.1221
www.hollyburnfunerals.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


SLANEY _ Fred F. July 1924 - November 2006 Passed away November 14 after a
fall on the golf course. However, he did win the last hole. Born in
Vancouver, he completed high school in Qualicum. Following graduation from
UBC, he served as a Forest Engineer for BC Forest Products and later as
Chief Engineer for the BC Forest Service. Fred went into private business in
1959 and logged on the north coast before moving into consulting. From
forestry, his company expanded into environmental work becoming active
throughout Canada and the developing world. He retired in 1985 and moved to
Saltspring where he was active in many projects, and an early morning
regular on the golf course. He leaves behind his wife Faith, plus two
children, three grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, as well as many
other friends and relations. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on
December 2 at All Saints by the Sea, in Ganges, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 11/24/2006 - 11/25/2006.


(Memoriam)
SMEETS _ Lisa - May 10, 1968 - November 2002 To My Sister, My Friend Looking
back with memories , Upon the path we trod I bless the years we had together
And leave the rest to God No verse, no flowers, no tears can say How much I
miss you everyday Loves Rememberance outlasts all Love Chris & the Erickson
family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


SMELTZER _ Gwendolen Mary Born in Edmonton on October 30, 1910, passed away
peacefully on November 13, 2006 at Broadway Lodge with her loving husband
Morrison at her side. Her only brother, Llewellyn Evans, killed in France in
1945, predeceased her. Gwen moved to Vancouver from Saskatchewan in the
1930's. For many years, she worked at Woodwards department store on Hastings
Street. Upon retiring, she travelled extensively. She had a host of friends
and acquaintances in the Dunbar area and was an active member of the South
Granville Seniors Centre. The Smeltzer family wish to acknowledge and thank
the staff and residents of Broadway Lodge for the special care and
consideration given to Gwen during her lengthy illness. A memorial service
for Gwendolen will be held at Broadway Pentecostal Lodge, 1377 Lameys Mill
Rd, Vancouver (located in False Creek, near the entrance to Granville
Island) on Tuesday, December 5th at 10.00 A.M. No flowers please.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


SOL _ Hope, born September 10, 1922 in Amersfoort, Holland, passed away
peacefully November 21, 2006 in Langley. She is survived by her children: Al
(Trish), Anna, Gerry (Rita), Peter (Kathy), Meri (Brian), Trisha and
Lorraine (Chris); 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and many other
relatives and friends who knew and loved her. Hope was predeceased by her
husband Lawrence in July, 1998. Prayers will be offered 7:00pm, Monday,
November 27 from Henderson's Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Highway, Langley.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2:00pm Tuesday, November 28, St.
Joseph's Catholic Church, 20680 Fraser Highway, Langley. HENDERSON'S LANGLEY
FUNERAL HOME 604-530-6488 www.hendersonslangleyfunerals.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


SPAGNOLO _ Benito. August 31, 1927 - November 21, 2006. It is with profound
sadness we announce the passing of Benito after a valiant battle with
cancer. Survived by his wife Maria, & children Walter, Dolores, Sally and 9
brother & sisters and loving grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be held at
Corpus Christi Church Tuesday November 28, at 10:30 a.m. 6350 Nanaimo St
Vancouver. You will be in our hearts forever.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


STEPHEN _ Nelson J. L., decorated W.W. II veteran, passed away in White
Rock, B.C. on November 21, 2006 at the age of 88. Nelson is survived by his
wife, Marie; daughter Norine; son Dennis; sister Nancy; and numerous
relatives and friends who will miss him sadly and remember him lovingly. A
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Victory
Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831-28 Ave., Surrey. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation in recognition of
both their needs and loving care provided to Nelson. Victory Memorial Park
Funeral Centre www.victorymemorialpark.com604-536-6522
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


TEBBUTT _ Lillian Grace Joy (nee Howatt) died in Burnaby on November 22nd,
2006. Born in Hannah, Alberta in 1928. Viewing at 9:00 a.m. on November 30th
at Willingdon Church (in the Fireside Room), on Willingdon Avenue at Moscrop
Street, Burnaby. Graveside service to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Ocean View,
4000 Imperial St., Burnaby. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at
Willingdon Church.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


TINDALL _ Shirley Anne Ret'd RN - Perley Hospital, Ottawa Peacefully at
home, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at age 71. Predeceased by
husband Allan Tindall. Loving mother of Heather, sister of Gerald (Gay),
Joan and Frances (Mike, deceased). Predeceased by sister Margaret
(Alphonse). Shirley will be fondly remembered as an avid gardener and an
active member of the Ottawa Horticultural Society. She enjoyed playing
badminton and tennis at the RA Centre as well as attending the Ottawa Little
Theatre and NAC. Shirley also took pleasure in painting and travelling. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
of Canada. Funeral arrangements by Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, Ottawa, (613)
748-1200. Condolences/donations/at: mcgarryfamily.ca
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


VIDAVER _ Josephine (nee Brown). Born May 3, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York,
Josephine died at Lions Gate Hospital on November 11, 2006 after a year-long
struggle with inter-uterine cancer. Raised in Newark, New Jersey, she moved
across the continent to San Francisco in 1948 to attend the California
School of Fine Arts and, later, San Fransico State College before starting a
career as an elementary school teacher in 1959. She immigrated to Canada in
1966 and became a citizen in 1992. Josephine is survived by her husband
William Vidaver, sister-in-law Elissa (Harold) Muth, step-daughter Judi
(Raven) Vidaver, son Aaron (Dorothy and Anna) Vidaver and nephew Cole
(Susan) Brown; and predeceased by her brother Harold (Iona) Brown and
step-son Billy (Paul) Vidaver. A celebration of her life will be held on
December 3, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., at 328 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Friends,
colleagues and her former students from Ridgeview Elementary are welcome to
attend and speak about Josephine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Marmot Recovery Foundation or your favourite charity.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


WATTERS _ Frederick Lewis On Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Frederick Lewis
Watters passed away. He was preceded by his wife Dorothy in 1997 and leaves
three children; Dorothy, Robert and Tim. Daughters-in-law; Chloe and Katie.
Grandchildren; Nicholas, Alexander, Nichole and Chris. He also leaves his
sister, Mrs. Jean Dwerryhouse of Oakville, ON. Frederick was born 19th July
1917 in Lethbridge, AB. to Francis and Geraldine Watters. He was educated at
St. Johns Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg and joined the RCAF during WW II,
serving in England, Scotland, Africa and Europe. Upon his return from
service he enrolled at the University of Manitoba and received B.Sc., M. Sc.
and Ph.D. degrees. During his 35-year career he worked principally for the
Canada Department of Agriculture as a research scientist, though he spent
two years working for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations in Rome, Italy. He was an Honorary Professor of the University of
Manitoba, Adjunct Professor of Simon Fraser University and Visiting
Professor to the University of Mexico. He published over 100 articles in
scientific and industrial journals in Canada, the United States and Europe
and was a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, the Entomological
Society of America and the Agricultural Institute of Canada. Much of his
life's work was devoted to improving food storage in developing countries.
It was his good fortune to collaborate with many fine scientists in his work
with FAO and Research Canada. He spent most of his life in Winnipeg before
moving to Victoria in 1985. Dad loved family and professional travel; his
work took him to most of the world. In later years, he enjoyed Radar
reunions and appreciated the shared stories of fellow veterans. We have
great memories of camping at Rushing River and car trips to the West Coast
with Ritz crackers and pink lemonade in the back seat. We loved Dad's
ingenuity and inventiveness, his integrity and his appreciation of simple
pleasures and time with family. He gave to his children a love of learning
and reading. We remember bedside stories and his wry appreciation of life's
humour. He was a gentleman with an appreciation of good manners. Fred was
much loved by those who knew him and his courage and good spirits during his
failing years inspired all. We would like to thank the caregivers at the
Kiwanis Care Centre for their support and compassion. A memorial service
will be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver on Sunday,
November 26 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Parkinson Society Canada.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.


WILKINSON _ Kitty May 24, 1920 - November 19, 2006 Kitty was born and raised
on a small farm in Yorkshire, England and moved to Vancouver in November
1954. Kitty was a phenomenal mother to son Malcolm, daughter-in-law Darcy,
and an awesome Grandmother to Granddaughter Sarah and Grandson Geoffrey.
Kitty was loving and generous to a fault. She prided herself on being
independent, hard working, practical and down to earth. Her love of animals
is legendary. A devoted gardener, she spent many happy hours pottering in
her garden. Doting on her grandchildren, helping people out, spoiling her
Labrador dog Admiral, cooking, sewing, reading, rug-making, playing her
piano and painting kept her very, very busy. Her various careers, besides
being a devoted Mother and Grandmother, spanned being a music teacher,
working in an office in a steel mill in Sheffield, England during WWII,
being an administrator in the insurance industry, and finally owning and
operating for many years the Moray's Ladies Wear store on West 10th Avenue
in Vancouver. "Mom" - "Nan" - Kitty will be sorely missed by her family and
many friends. No service by request. Next spring, Kitty's ashes will be
returned to England to be scattered by the wind onto her beloved Yorkshire
Moors. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Kitty's name to the
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


ZAPORZAN _ Hilda Dorothy "ZAP". It is with deep sorrow that we announce the
passing of our dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt on November 20th, 2006 in
Vancouver after a lengthy struggle with cancer. Hilda is survived by her 3
sisters, Anne, Edna (Fred), Madeline (Alex) of Edmonton, AB, and her brother
Ray (Phyllis) of Coquitlam, BC and many loving nieces, nephews, family and
friends. Predeceased by her best friend and love Jean Claude (John) Chasse
in August 2005, her parents Sam and Mary Zaporzan of Vegreville, AB and
brothers Victor and Joe. The family wishes to thank the staff at VGH
Palliative Care for their kindness and attention during her final days. We
are also grateful to her lifelong friend Mary Blair who has been so helpful
and supportive during these trying times. In keeping with Hilda's wishes, a
funeral will not be held. Cremation. Private Interment. Donations may be
made to the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Foundation for the
Palliative Care Unit, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9 (
www.worldclasshealth.ca ) or charity of choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 11/25/2006.


ZIHRUL _ Theodore, known to all as "Ted" died peacefully on Wednesday,
November 22 at Langley Memorial Hospital after suffering a third stroke.
He'll be greatly missed his loving wife of 60 years, Doreen, his children;
Judy (Gary) Bowen of Lee Creek, Brad (Rene) Zihrul of Campbell River, Carla
Wolf of Vancouver. His grandchildren; Larissa (Jonathan) Visbach, David
(Amy) McMurtry, Jason Fuller, Ryan Zihrul and Sonya Zihrul. Great-grandchild
Zemeirah Visbach and many more relations and friends. Born 1923 in Dauphin
MB on the family farm, he moved his young family to Vancouver in 1958 but he
never forgot his prairie roots. He was an avid gardener of both plants and
people and cultivated many important and meaningful relationships throughout
his life. We will miss his guidance and gentle wisdom. Funeral services will
be held Monday, November 27 at 2:00 p.m., Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 -
72nd Ave Surrey. A celebration of Ted's life will follow at the family home.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 11/25/2006.




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