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BELLAMY, Jean Elsie (nee Bright) August 24, 1919 December 22, 2006 Jean
passed away suddenly but peacefully at Victoria General Hospital following
surgery for the cancer that eventually took her body. Jean will be greatly
missed and joyfully remembered by all her family and friends as a strong and
independent soul who built friendships in the many places she lived with her
family across Canada. Near the end, she lived for special moments with her
great granddaughter. Jean is survived by her loving husband John (Jack"),
her two daughters Joan and Jan, her granddaughter Erin, and her great
granddaughter, two year old Neire. As was Jean's wish, there will be no
formal service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be
made to the BC Cancer Foundation. 327848
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/5/2007.

BINGHAM, Beatrice May (Maisie) (nee Beck) Beatrice May (Maisie) Bingham,
died peacefully, on Saturday, December 23, 2006, at Victoria General
Hospital. She was born Beatrice Beck, on June 4, 1920 in Moose Jaw, Sask.
She was one of 4 girls in her family that found themselves moving around
Saskatchewan several times before finally settling in Indian Head. Maisie
graduated from Indian Head High School and then, during World War II, Maisie
joined the RCAF (WD) and was promoted to the rank of Section Officer. After
training, she was posted to Dartmouth NS where she met a dashing young
sailor, Harold (Bing) Bingham from Winnipeg, Man. Bing and Maisie were
married in Dartmouth in January 1944 and began a life together that saw them
spend the greater part of their lives being posted from one part of Canada
to another as Bing pursued his career in the RCN. In the early seventies,
Bing retired and began his second career working for the BC Provincial
Government and Maisie was introduced to a whole new set of civilian friends
and acquaintances. The couple spent the rest of their days in Esquimalt and
James Bay and were active members of the congregation of St. Paul's Anglican
Church. Bing passed away in February 2001 and Maisie continued to live in
their home in James Bay. Maisie's interest in the world, pride in her family
as well as her mischievous sense of humour will be sadly missed by all who
knew her, and especially by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Grant
(Elvira) and Stafford (Debra). Maisie will be fondly remembered by her 3
Grandchildren, 4 step-Grandchildren and 5 great-Grandchildren. Maisie was
predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and May, and her three sisters
Kathleen, Jean and Muriel. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM
Saturday, 13 January, 2007, at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1379 Esquimalt
Road, Esquimalt, BC., followed immediately by a tea in the church hall.
Internment will be held later for both Bing and Maisie in the Veteran's
Cemetery (God's Acre) in Victoria. The family members wish to thank the
staff of VGH 7 North for their kindness and consideration during Mom's stay
there the last few months. Flowers are gratefully declined but a donation to
Mom's favourite charities in her name would be welcome: the Alzheimer
Society of Canada, or the Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/6/2007.

BOLAND, Mary Ellen 1921 2007 A great lady passed away peacefully in her
sleep on January 1st, 2007. Mary Ellen Boland nee Lahue born in Montreal,
PQ, known for her incredible prankish sense of humour, finally yielded to
father time. She is predeceased by her husband the late Group Captain Edward
Boland. She was the third child of Jack and Alizenia Lahue, sister to the
late Jack Lahue and Veronica Culmer. She is survived by sons Jack Boland,
Mike Boland and daughter Barbara Ann Frayne, five grandchildren and four
great grandchildren. She was an absolute hoot and will be missed but always
loved. A mass will be held in her honour at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in
Sidney on Monday 8th of January at 11:00 AM. Do not send flowers. Rather,
send any donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Send condolences to (saanich link). 328427
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/7/2007.

CHAUVIN, Captain John Cecil (Bill) (Retired RCN) Passed away peacefully in
his 89th year at the Memorial Pavilion in Victoria B.C. Son of Helena Marion
(Cousins) and Stanley Bernard of Montreal and also predeceased by wives,
Sheila Jean (Kinnear) on November 26th, 2006 and Edith Hilda (Leonard). Bill
is survived by his sister, Barbara (Lloyd) Bolli of Victoria; brother,
Ernest (Montreal); children, Susan (John) Hilborn and Christopher;
daughter-in-law, Patricia; grandchildren, John Patrick, Holly, Tiffany,
Patrick, Devon, Nicolas and Thomas; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Jenna and
Evan. He was a graduate of McGill University in mechanical engineering, a
veteran of World War II, serving as an engineer officer in the Royal
Canadian Navy; a graduate of the National Defence College, Director General
Quality Assurance for the Department of National Defence until 1976 and
President of the Mechanical Contractors Association (Ottawa) until 1987. He
will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Burial will take
place in Montreal at the Chauvin family plot.Thanks to the medical and
nursing staff at the Memorial Pavilion for the excellent care he received.
Family and friends are invited for a remembrance celebration for Sheila and
Bill on Saturday, January 6th, 2007 from 2 to 4 pm at 4447 Emily Carr Drive.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2007 - 1/6/2007.

CLEMENTS, Walter Alfred Hubbard Died December 31, 2006 in Victoria General
Hospital following a fall. Walter was born December 7, 1915 in Glasgow,
Scotland and the family emigrated to Houghton, Saskatchewan in 1923. Walter
is survived by his daughter, Donna V. M. Clements, niece Margaret Ritchie
(and family) Glasgow; nephew Douglas (Margaret) Abercrombie (and family)
Inchinnon. His wife, Elizabeth Bertha Hangartner, predeceased him in 1988.
Walter joined the RCN in 1940 after being a member of the RCNVR in Saskatoon
and Regina. Walter served in both WWII and Korea. Following his navel
career, Walter joined McCall's funeral home where he was employed until
retirement at age 65. Walter belonged to the Royal Canadian Legion and the
Chief and Petty Officers' Association. He spent many happy hours on his boat
the DONNA B trying to catch "the big one". He enjoyed lapidary and
sculpturing leaving his daughter many treasures. Thanks to Dr. J. Laing for
his care over the years and more recently Dr. C. Jenkins, geriatrician. With
the help of the Juan de Fuca Home Support team and the Veterans Independence
Program Walter was able to stay in his home until the end. No service by
request. Flowers gratefully declined. Following cremation, his ashes will be
scattered at sea. If so desired, donations may be made to the Parkinsons'
Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at .
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/6/2007.

COMBERBACH, Frederick Arthur January 24, 1929 December 20, 2006 Fred passed
away peacefully at the Desert Regional Medical Hospital in Palm Springs, CA.
He will be remembered as a loving, honest and gentle person; always willing
to help whenever there was a need. Fred was a loving husband, father,
grandfather, and friend. He will be dearly missed. A celebration of life
service will be held this Saturday, January 6th, 2007, at 2:00 PM in the
Chapel at the Gateway Baptist Church, 898 Royal Oak Ave., Victoria, BC.
Flowers gratefully declined in lieu of donations, if desired in the memory
of Fred, to the charity: Precious Jewels Ministry Box 5528, Victoria, BC,
V8R 6S4. 327777
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/4/2007 - 1/5/2007.

COOMBER, Eileen Mary (nee Coton) Peacefully on January 3, 2007 after a brief
illness, in her 92nd year. Eileen has been reunited with Al, her loving husb
and, who predeceased her in 1997. She was also predeceased by her brother
David Coton. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter and son-in-law,
Laura and Derek Rand, her sisters Patricia Williams and Marjorie Hawker, her
sister-in-law Chris Coomber, and many nieces, nephews and friends. The
family would especially like to thank the wonderful staff at Glengarry
Hospital, Chandler Unit, for their devoted care particularly during Eileen's
recent illness. A memorial service will be held at the Church of St. David
by the Sea, 5182 Cordova Bay Rd., Victoria, BC on Wednesday January 10th at
2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Eileen's name to St.
David's or to a charity of your choice. 328619
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/9/2007.

CREAK, Leal July 7, 1907 January 3, 2007 Born near Winnipeg, Manitoba and
passed away peacefully at Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, B.C.
Predeceased by his first wife Ellinor (Queenie) in 1954 and his second wife
Rose in 2004. Survived by his daughter Ellinor (Clyde Rose) and two sons,
Arthur and Laurie (Bonny). Also 8 grandchildren, Michael, Steve, Jeff, Tony,
Darcie, Erin, Allison and Stacey and 8 greatgrandchildren. He is also
survived by 2 sisters, Hilda Nicol and May Murray as well as many nieces and
nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00pm, Monday, January 8, 2007
at McCall Bros. Funeral Home, 1400 Vancouver Street, with reception to
follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the
Canadian Cancer Society, 750 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8T 1Z4.
Condolences may be offered to the family at . 328455
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/7/2007.

DRUCE, Henry C. Born May 21, 1921 in the Hague, Holland of a Dutch mother
and an English father. After moving to Tasmania he returned to England for
his education at Cheam School and Sherbourne and was the last pre-War entry
into Sandhurst Military College. Henry was commissioned in February 1940 as
a Second Lieutenant with the Middlesex Regiment (his Father's Regiment)
based in Mill Hill, Middlesex. Henry was seconded to the Foreign Office in
1942 and married Mary Winifred Docker of Colchester on April 14, 1942 and
sent by the British Intelligence (S.I.S. or M.I.6) to Holland during the
Occupation. In 1943 he returned to the Army, volunteered for secondement
with the Special Air Service (S.A.S.) with which he served in the 2nd SAS
Regiment to the end of the War with intermission back to M.I.6 serving
behind the lines in France and Holland. After the War, Henry was seconded
back to British Intelligence and worked in the former Dutch East Indies in
Batavia (now Djarkarta, Indonesia) until their Independence in 1949. He left
the British Government service and the Army as a Major and worked for the
Anglo-Dutch Plantation Company in Java until leaving for Canada in 1951
where he developed his own business interests in marine shipping in
Newfoundland and later in Quebec. He retired from active business in 1981
and moved to Victoria, British Columbia where he continued to retain his
interests both in business and old comrades' associations. Henry passed away
peacefully at Glengarry Hospital in Victoria on January 4, 2007 under the
kind and attentive care of Dr. Geoff Luckhurst and the staff in the Chandler
Wing. Henry is survived by his wife Mary of nearly 65 years, his three
children Richard (Victoria), Nicola Connolly (Boston) and Victoria Place
(Sydney, Australia) and his seven grandchildren Michael, Jennifer, Ian, Kim,
Kevin, Samantha, Stuart and his five greatgrandchildren Sam, Sophie, Anouk,
Alexandre and Ariane and his brother Charles in Windsor, England. There will
be no formal service by Henry's request. A Celebration of Life will be held
in the Spring. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the charity
of ones choice. 328470
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/7/2007.

DUKE, Geraldine Brenda Mary (nee McBride) September 15, 1922 December 31,
2006 Gerry passed away on Sunday, Dec. 31st at VGH, after suffering a
massive brain bleed from a stroke in mid-November. The care she received by
the nursing staff at the NeuroSciences unit (6 South) was exemplary. Special
thanks to Shielah Frost for her compassion and tenderness at Gerry's
bedside. Also to Dr. Bell who cared for her over 25 years. Gerry was born in
Montreal, Quebec and was the last surviving relative from a family of eight.
She was truly a survivor to the end, proved by outlasting all predictions
for survival past one night. Gerry was known for her compassion and
generosity as evidenced by her 15 year nurses aide career at Oak Bay Lodge
and her unyielding kindness and generosity to friends and family. She was
known also to be feisty and had strong opinions about many things,
juxtaposed with considerate gestures towards all who crossed her path. She
leaves behind her daughter, Madeline and her precious granddaughter Sarah,
who will miss her dearly; Madeline's partner, Bobb Hamilton, who was devoted
to Gerry and who showed unending kindness and care; nephew Marc
Lefebvre/wife Janet; nieces Denyse and Monique; great-nieces and nephews in
Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Special people to thank for their
care during this emotional ordeal are Gerry's friends Trudy, Veronica, Carol
and Rodney, and Madeline's friends, Mary Carlson and Alene Fredericksen and
their families, who offered unending support during a time of immense
strain. We will always miss you, Gamma and we are thankful for your love,
humour and patience. We know that you and tweety bird are watching over us,
and you are with Jabbers and loved ones now. A memorial service will be held
at First Memorial Funeral Services, at 1155 Fort St., on Saturday, Jan. 6th
at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation. 327451
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2007 - 1/5/2007.

DUNLOP, James Sheldon June 16, 1911 (Calgary, AB) December 31, 2006
(Victoria, BC) Predeceased by his loving wife Anne; sons James and Errol;
Jim is survived and will be dearly missed by daughter in-law Susan (Mike)
Goubault; grandchildren Lisa (Harlan) Fowler, Ron; great grandchildren Eryk,
Peyton, Connor; along with other family and friends. A plumber by trade,
maybe even "the best plumber in Calgary", Jim was dedicated to family and
enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and walking. He leaves many fond
memories of his tenacious and yet gentle nature. Funeral Service 11:00am
Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at the Garden Chapel of Royal Oak Burial Park. CARE
Funeral Services (250) 391-9696 328446
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/5/2007.

GARRETT, Margaret Yvonne (nee Franck) Passed peacefully, at age 80, on
Christmas Day in hospital in Grass Valley, CA following a long battle with
emphysema. Survived by daughter Linda Bunyard (Bob) of Grass Valley; brother
Joseph Franck (Margaret) of Lone Butte; stepgrandsons John Place of San
Diego and David Place of Seattle; niece Barbara Franck of Comox; cousin Dave
McMillan of Victoria; and many relatives and dear friends throughout BC and
the US. Predeceased by husbands Richard Garrett (1987) from South Carolina
and Gordon Tyson (1968) from Victoria and younger brother John Franck (1991)
from Victoria. Although a resident of California since 1953, Margaret always
had a special place in her heart for her home town and made many trips back
to Canada over the years. She attended several Esquimalt High School
Reunions, and especially appreciated seeing her old pal Jessie Anderton one
last time in 2004. Margaret was cherished by those closest to her and will
be deeply missed. 328434
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/5/2007.

GRANLUND, Ralf Eric Axel August 1, 1947 December 25, 2006 It is from the
depths of sadness, that five young sons must announce the sudden and tragic
loss of their strong and loving father. Ralf was born in Solf, Finland, the
eldest son of Stig-Erik and Kerstin Granlund. At 15 their adventurous boy
began working on freightships and travelling the world. By 25 he had
realized his dream of moving to Canada. It is here, that his legacy will
proudly remain. A lifetime of treasured memories will be remembered always
by his wife Marilyn, sons: Peter, John-Erik (Julie), Danien, Miles and
Jaden; sister Helena, brother Ole (Gayle), Jason and Crystal, sister
Ann-Mari (Jan) Ronny, Marcus and Johan, sister Mary-Ann (Sixten) Tory and
Nina. Many in-laws & friends. "The Duke" worked hard for many years in
logging and road construction, trucking and running heavy machinery but
ultimately his heart always belonged to the sea. Ralf's kind, fun loving,
easy going, fearless and unique spirit touched all who had the privilege to
know him. He now continues his travels to that distant shore where his
parents and beloved youngest brother, Janne await him. Until we meet again
Vi alskar dig for alltid. A celebration of Ralf's life will be held on
Monday January 8th, 2007 at 2 pm at the SVI Rangers Station, 3498 Luxton
Road, Victoria, B.C. The Granlunds wish to express a heartfelt thank you to
all our family and friends and the RCMP for their overwhelming support in
this difficult time. 328324
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/5/2007.

HANLON, Bruce Edward It is with deep sadness to announce the sudden passing
of Bruce Edward Hanlon on December 18, 2006. He was predeceased by his son
Joseph and mother Helen (nee Johnston). Bruce is survived by his wife
Katherine; daughters Carmen, Kristina, Kristin and Katherine; grandchildren
Dustin and Ellora and his father Russell. Bruce joined the RCN in 1968 and
served until 1998 after a long and rewarding career. He then joined the
reserves 11 Service Battalion where he was in instructor in Wainwright,
Alberta, WATC for his last four years prior to full retirement in June of
2006. He retired from the army reserves with a rank of Sergeant. Bruce
thoroughly enjoyed teaching the new recruits and had developed an excellent
rapport with both army and navy personnel. He was a loving husband, father
and grandfather. Memorial Service will be held in Christ Church Cathedral,
912 Vancouver Street, Victoria, BC on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow in the
Prince Edward Legion, Station Road, Victoria, BC at 3:30 p.m. If friends and
family so wish, donations in Bruce's memory may be made to the BC Heart and
Stroke Foundation, 107 1001 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 4C9. The
gift of a lifetime of service Is the planting of a seed. A seed of
inspiration for others To carry on in word and deed. The dedication you have
shown In accomplishments great and small, Has made a difference to so many
And left a living legacy for all. 328892
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/6/2007.

HAWKINS, Yvonne ("Scottie") (nee Scott) Born in Windsor, Ontario, June 19,
1925. Died December 23, 2006, in Central Saanich, B.C., at the age of 81.
Predeceased by her husband of 38 years, William (Bill) Hawkins, and by her
son, Scott. Lovingly remembered by her daughter, Jill (Hugh) and sons James
(Kim) and Tim (Tiffany). She is also survived by her brothers and sisters,
Thomas, Robert, Donald, Barbara, Elizabeth and Lynn; grandchildren Aaron,
Jesse, Michael, Scott, Tim and Emma; and many nieces and nephews. Scottie
served in the RCAF during the Second World War, where she met her husband,
Bill. Together they raised four children, moving throughout Canada and
eventually retiring in New Zealand and finally B.C. Scottie met many
challenges with grace and determination, but the greatest of these was
rheumatoid arthritis. In spite of increasing disability, she graduated and
worked as a lab technologist and pursued many interests with passion. She
was active for several years in volunteer work in Sidney, and helped ensure
that public places there were accessible to persons with disabilities.
Scottie was admired and loved for her quick wit, sense of humour, warmth and
courage. She will be sorely missed. The family wish to thank the staff of
Extended Care Unit 1, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, for their exceptional care
of Scottie for the past three years. A Memorial Tea will be held for family
and friends on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at 2 pm, at First Memorial
Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Arthritis Society of Canada or the Saanich
Peninsula Hospital Foundation. 328270
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/6/2007.

HERRON, The Rev. Dr. Douglas G. M. Minister Emeritus, Calvin Presbyterian
Church, Toronto. Interim Minister of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Victoria, 1986-87. In White Rock, B.C., with his family, on Saturday, 23
December. He faced his mortality with dignity and good humour and with full
confidence in the truth and power of the Christian vision. Predeceased by
his beloved wife, Helen (2002). Loving and beloved father to Timothy,
daughterin-law, Patricia, and grandchildren, Christopher and Katherine.
Please address correspondence to Timothy and Patricia Herron, 14909 22A
Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V4A 9X3. God Bless, Douglas Herron, and his wife Helen,
servants of the Lord. 326995
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/30/2006 - 1/6/2007.

HEWTON, Mary Francine 1958 2002 Thank you for the blessing of your love.
Thank you for my memories and for filling them for me. Love Mom. 327897
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/5/2007.

HOULT, Joyce Margaret Peacefully on December 30, 2006 in Nanaimo, at the age
of 82 years. Predeceased by her husband, George Edward, in 1994 she is
survived by her twin brother, Ivan (Bertha) McArthur; her daughter, Brenda
(Gordon) Anderson; her son, Eric (Peggy); four granddaughters, Krista,
Joanne, Tammy and Maggie; three great-granddaughters, Monica, Bianca and
Emma; nieces, nephews and their families. The Funeral Service will be
conducted from the CHRISTADELPHIAN HALL, 1396 McKenzie Avenue, on Tuesday,
January 9th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Royal Oak Burial Park,
with a reception thereafter at the Christadelphian Hall. Flowers are
gratefully declined, tributes, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer
Society of B.C., 2571 A Quadra Street, Victoria, B.C., V8T 4E1. Condolences
may be offered to the family at . "The Lord is my
Shepherd Psalm 23" 327376
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/3/2007 - 1/5/2007.

JAMIESON, Kenneth (Lcdr. Ret'd) Oct. 11, 1919 Dec. 31, 2006 Dad said he
could not bear to hear "Auld Lang Syne" this year. He slipped away shortly
before midnight, New Year's Eve, listening to the strains of the Celtic
Lullabies he loved so well. Our beloved father did not cross the bar
willingly and his last words were " Oh s..t!" Those of us who knew him, knew
that those words meant things were not going according to plan. Ken was
predeceased by his beloved wife, Pat in 1986. He is survived by his
daughter, Betty (Laurie) Spears; son, Ron (Bobbi); five grandchildren, Lori,
Jeff, Alison Spears, Patti Crighton and David Jamieson; 10 great
grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren, and special friend Joan. A
native Victorian, Ken joined the navy as a boy seaman in 1937, retiring as a
Lieutenant Commander in 1969. He saw duty in the North Atlantic in WWII, and
served on many ships and establishments during his 32 year career. Funeral
Services will be held Saturday, January 6th, at 1:00 pm at Our Lady Star of
the Sea Church in Belmont Park. Interment at Hatley Park. Reception to
follow at 2635 Crystal View Drive. In lieu of flowers, Ken requested
donations to Victoria Hospice, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria BC, V8R 1J8.
Condolences may be offered to the family at . Home is the
sailor, home from the sea, And the hunter home from the hill. Stand Easy,
Dad 328056
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/4/2007 - 1/6/2007.

JEAL, Margaret Ivy Margaret passed away December 22, 2006 at age 88. A
Memorial Service and Celebration of Margaret's life will be at The Cedars,
3710 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria on January 11th at 1:30 PM. In lieu flowers
please donate to the charity/ organization of your choice. 328020
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/4/2007 - 1/5/2007.

LANE, Jessie (Jay) (nee Mableson) Sadly and with great loss our family
announces the peaceful passing of Jessie Alice Lane, nee Mableson on
Wednesday January 3, 2007 at Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, B.C.
Jessie was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C, 4 March 1925. She enlisted in
the W.R.C.N.S. in December 1944 and served until 1946. Jessie then returned
to Vancouver, met the love of her life and moved to Victoria where she
worked at the Empress Hotel Dining Room, Princess Mary Restaurant Vessel and
the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. This was followed by working as a Commissionaire at
the RMC Royal Roads. Jessie had a long history of volunteering in the
community with Save the Children Fund" (30 years); Mother's March of Dimes"
(15 years); Heart Fund" (5 years) and Sick & Visiting for Ex W.R.C.N.S." (25
years). She was a dedicated member of the Ex W.R.C.N.S." of Victoria; the
Esquimalt Legion Seniors"; a member of the Esquimalt Legion" for 47 years;
the Legion Ladies Auxiliary" and a longtime member of the C.F.S.A." formerly
the R.C.N.S.A." Jessie was a resident of Esquimalt for 56 years. She was the
loving mother of four children; Jo Ann Grycan, Thomas (Suzanne), Jerene
(Marc Blouin) and Debra (Larry Letourneau) and grandmother to Nadine Grycan
(Crawford Hoss), Cara (Michael McLaughlin), Cheryl Lane, Michael Lane, Adam
Letourneau, Richard Buckley, Matthew Buckley, Amy Letourneau and Zack
Letourneau. Jessie was also the proud great grandmother to Carter Hoss, Raya
Hoss, Elora Lane and Brooklyn McLaughlin. Jessie was predeceased by beloved
husband Hardy; half sisters Anne Winklemans and Nellie Mellish;
brother-in-laws Harold Sketchley and Frank Lane; nephews Alan Lane and Brian
Sketchley; and grandson T.J. Letourneau. She will also be missed by sister
Violet Sketchley, nephews Keith, Ernie, Ralph and Dale; brother Tom Mableson
(Muriel), nieces Connie Jo and Kathy Lynn; sister-in-law Jennifer Lane;
favourite nephew Doug Mellish and all their families; as well as all her
friends. A memorial service will be held on 12 January 2007 at 11 am at
Sands Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, B.C. with Chaplain
Diana Spencer officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Jessie's name to Save the Children Fund" or ALS Society of Canada". 328401
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2007 - 1/7/2007.

MacPHERSON, Alexander Donald Alex passed away peacefully December 29, 2006.
Predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Hughina, in 1999 and his daughter,
Sheila in 1971. Survived by son, Neil (Patricia); grandchildren Sheila,
James and Scott. Alex was born in Vancouver, October 30, 1922. During his
life Alex served in the RCN. He later worked at Vancouver City Hall.
Grateful thanks to Dr. John and Sandy MacPherson and the caring Staff at
James Bay Lodge. Memorial to be held on January 10, 2007, 2:00 PM at First
Memorial, 1155 Fort Street. 328613
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/5/2007.

MATHIAS, Isabel Knowlys (nee Cragg) Born in Lethbridge, Alberta on February
11, 1914 Died on December 12, 2006. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and
aunt, died in the Victoria Hospice. Isabel was predeceased by her husband,
Dr. Henry D. Mathias and her four brothers, Bert, Cecil, Tom and Ted Cragg.
She is lovingly remembered by her beloved granddaughter, Meghan; son, Henry
C.; daughter-in-law, Carole; former daughter-in-law, Linda; sister-in-law,
Flo; many nieces and nephews Cragg's and Mathias' and her friends. Isabel
was born in Lethbridge, Alberta but grew up in Peterborough, Ontario. She
attended Peterborough Collegiate and the University of Toronto. She, Henry
D. and Henry C. moved West in 1953 to begin life anew in New Westminster,
where she set up the family home while Henry D. set up his Dental practice.
Isabel was active in the community and was pleased and honoured to become
the President of the Royal Columbian Hospital Auxiliary. In 2001, following
Henry D.'s death, she moved to Victoria to live near and eventually with her
son and granddaughter. Isabel was a kind, compassionate and thoughtful
person who, in her own quiet way, affirmed her equality each day. She will
be remembered by many. Our special thanks go to the kind and caring staff
and volunteers at the Victoria Hospice and the Home and Community Nurses of
the Vancouver Island Health Authority. The Funeral Service will be conducted
from MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, on Friday,
January 12, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., followed by interment at Royal Oak Burial
Park. Flowers are gratefully declined; tributes, if desired, may be made to
the Victoria Hospice Society, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, B.C. V8R 1J8.
Condolences may be offered to the family at 324193
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/5/2007.

PETERSON, Margaret Helen (Findlater) Margaret died December 24, 2006 in
hospital in Victoria with her family at her side. Born February 20, 1910 in
Broderick, Saskatchewan, the second of 3 daughters to George and Bertha
Findlater, she was predeceased by her husband Leslie, July 1994 and her
sisters Muriel Grunerud and Ruth Morberg. Margaret moved from Broderick to
Nelson, BC in 1932, married Les there in 1937, moved to Rossland, Warfield
then retiring in Victoria in 1970. She is lovingly remembered by her
daughter Lois of Victoria; her son Ross (Rosemarie) of Nanoose Bay; her
grandsons Bill Fisher (Yvonne and Connor) in Crofton and Gordon Fisher
(Jeanine) and greatgrandsons Tyler and Zachary, all at Qualicum Beach.
Margaret will also be affectionately remembered by nephews Elwood (Gerry)
Grunerud of Castlegar and Ken (Joanne) Grunerud of Vancouver and their
families and also by many friends, nieces, nephews and cousins and their
families in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana, Idaho, Washington and
California. A Memorial Tea to celebrate Margaret's life will be held at
First Memorial Funeral Services, Holly Reception Room on Saturday, January
13, 2007 at 1:00 pm. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of your
choice. Condolences can be sent via Fort Street
location link. 326752
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PRITCHARD, Margaret Rose February 15, 1920 January 01, 2007 Predeceased by
husband Alex, son Jamie, and grandson Randy. No service by request. Will be
sadly missed by family and friends. 327990
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RICHARDS, Florence Margaret (Dolly) September 19, 1916 ~ December 28, 2006
Dolly passed away quietly and with dignity with her family at her side.
Dolly was born in Lake Saskatoon weighing in at only 1 pound; even then she
showed her great strength and tenacity and against all odds grew to be a
healthy strong child. At an early age her family moved to the Yukon
Territories where she grew up, and met the love of her life, Ted Richards.
Predeceased by her loving husband Ted in 1945, her parents, her five
siblings and her son Gary, she leaves behind her loving daughter Sharron
(Bert) Wilkinson, grandchildren Ann-Marie (Darrell) Deane, Bill Wilkinson,
Brian (Carol) VineSullivan, Kim, Ted, and Kerry MacDonald, great
grandchildren Jessica, Philip, Chelsea, Greg, Amy, James, Jennifer and
Darcy, and her companion of may years Jack Norman and many nieces and
nephews. A special thank you from our hearts to Don, Marilyn, Karla, Nadim
and Josina for their love and support of Mom, their visits meant so much to
her. The family wishes to thank Gwen and the entire staff of the Beacon Hill
Villa for their kindness and compassion during Mom's stay with them. No
service by request but a memorial to honor and remember Dolly will take
place January 13th, 2007 between 1 and 5 pm at the Horseshoe Club of
Victoria, 620 Kenneth Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the ALS Society or the Firefighters Burn Fund of Victoria. Send condolences
to . (Saanich link) 327649
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RICHMOND, Marion (nee Williams) Passed away peacefully at James Bay Care
Centre in Victoria on December 30, 2006. Predeceased by her loving husband,
Leslie and daughter, Brenda Rowe of Calgary. Survived by her brother, Don
Williams of Wimborne, Alberta; son, Bruce (Sharon) of Victoria; son-in-law,
Bob Rowe (Sheila) of Calgary and grandsons, Michael, Richmond, David, Martin
and Peter. Marion was born in Calgary in 1917, moving to Vancouver in 1945
and to Victoria in 1988. Her life was one of service to her family and her
Lord at 16th Avenue Gospel Chapel (Vancouver), Daybreak Point Camp (Anvil
Island) and Blenheim Lodge (Vancouver). She will be lovingly remembered for
her gift of hospitality and her quiet strength. A private graveside service
will be held on January 4, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Daybreak Point Bible Camp Society, Vancouver. 327583
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SCHIFF, Sara (nee Adelstein) Passed away at Victoria Hospice on Jan. 3rd,
2007. Predeceased by sisters Rosaline, Ruth, Hazel and brother Howard.
Survived by her loving husband Harry of 54 years. Lovingly remembered by her
daughter Linda, grandson Gabriel and other family members as well as many
friends. Sara's gentle nature touched all who knew her. Her high moral and
ethical standards were evident in all aspects of her life and influenced
others accordingly. A memorial service will be held at McCall Bros Family
Chapel at Johnson and Vancouver St. Friday, January 12 at 3:00 PM. In lieu
of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice Palliative Care
Foundation, Richmond Pavilion, 1952 Bay St., Victoria, BC, V8R 1J8. 328493
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SHONE, Sgt. Major (Rtd) Ernest Albert Passed away peacefully in the Jubilee
Hospital in Victoria, on December 20, 2006. Ernie was born in Vancouver in
1915, and spent his early years there. He was a career soldier, and served
with the P.P.C.L.I. Regiment in Canada and abroad during WWII and served
with the famous Canadian force that liberated Holland. After his military
retirement he work for BC Ferries Corp. He was a member of Glen Meadows Golf
Club and enjoyed his golf and gardening. Ernie is survived by Pansy (Pat),
his best friend and loving wife for 67 years; his sisters-in-law, Jessie
King, Ivy Paterson; many nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance will
be held at a later date. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to
charity of choice. 327619
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SMITHERS, Frederick Ramon (Fred) September 2, 1923 December 30, 2006 Born in
Vancouver, BC living and going to school in West Vancouver. During the war
he worked for Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver. In 1945 he moved to Victoria to
join the Canadian Hydrographic Services, being the first cartographer hired
in Victoria. He worked for the Hydrographic Services for 38 years before
retiring as regional charts superintendent. He will be sadly missed by his
daughter Karen (Norm) Clarkson, Mill Bay; sons Ken Smithers, Mark Smithers
Victoria, Steven Smithers, White Rock; grandchildren Scott (Erica) Knutsen,
Port Moody, Tracy (Paul) Chisholm Toronto, ON and Dennis Smithers,
Vancouver; great grandchildren Annika and Rhys Chisholm Toronto, and many
friends. There will be no service by our fathers request. 327489
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ST. JEAN, Marie December 9, 1906 January 5, 2005 In loving memory of a very
dear grandmother. Forever in my thoughts. With love, Denise 328196
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STEARN, Edward James 1917 2006 "Big Ed, the gentle giant," died at Sidney
Care Home December 28, surrounded by the love of family and staff. He leaves
behind a rich legacy of generosity, courage, fortitude, empathy, integrity,
wit, creativity, respect, wisdom and love. Predeceased by his Scottish lass,
Molly, he is survived by his daughter Iona (Allister) Skinner; sons Andy,
Ken (Diane), Ron, Keith (April); 13 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren.
During WWII he served with the 8th Army Field Regiment RCA, and married
Molly in Scotland in 1942. They lived for 38 years in Rimbey, Alberta,
retiring to Saltspring Island and Victoria. Ed will always be remembered as
a gentle man and a gentleman. Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at
Sidney Care Home for their compassionate care of Dad for over 8 years, and
for their support of our family. A memorial tea will be held at Cordova Bay
United Church hall Saturday, January 6, 2-4 pm; a celebration of Ed's life
will take place at Rimbey United Church, Alberta, in the spring. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC, or to Greater Victoria
Eldercare Foundation, earmarked for Sidney Care Home in memory of Ed Stearn,
would be appreciated. You have fought the good fight, Dad. Rest in peace.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/5/2007.

WILLIAMS, Adeline "Addie " Margaret Died Dec. 27, 2006. The family of
Adeline "Addie " Williams (nee Clatworthy), is sad to announce the passing
of their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, December 27 at Beckley
Farm Lodge at Gorge Hospital, three years after her beloved husband, Leslie.
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Beckley Farm Lodge for the kindness
and care given to Addie in the ten months she was with them. Many thanks
also to Dr. Ted Rosenberg. Addie was born in Victoria on June 19, 1920,
daughter of Saanich pioneers, Alf and Bessie Clatworthy, who had emigrated
from Devonshire, England in 1913, and established Hendersyde Dairy. The
dairy, pastures, and corrals of the farm were bounded by McBriar Avenue,
Tuxedo Drive, Ambassador Avenue, Morris Drive, and now Clatworthy Drive.
Addie lived in this area all her life, moving from 971 Ambassador in 1946,
when she and Les and children moved across the street to 981 McBriar Avenue,
where she lived for 60 years. She retained lifelong friends from her
childhood and from the Victoria Girls Drill Team. Les was a member of the
Saanich Kiwanis Club for many years, and the family appreciates the
friendship and support to Addie after Les' death. Addie was a good friend,
and eager to contribute to her community. In her younger years, she
delivered meals for Meals On Wheels, and volunteered at the Saanich Silver
Threads. After raising her four children, she kept busy sewing, crocheting,
and doing other crafts. In the last few years, she was able to attend many
programs at the same center, and her family is grateful to the people there
for their support. She loved gardening, especially when Les was able to do
it, too. Addie and Les met at a dance in 1939, and married in 1941. They
danced all through their life together ~ square dancing, round dancing,
ballroom dancing, and for many years, Old Tyme Dancing, mainly at James Bay
New Horizons. Addie couldn't sit still if there was good music playing.
Addie leaves a large family, sons David of Cobble Hill, Brian of Victoria,
Bob of Victoria, whose wife Susan was a wonderful daughter-inlaw; daughter,
Bonnie of Kelowna. Also grandchildren, Michael, Kevin and Jordan of
Victoria, Wendy (Rick) Jaenicke of Kelowna, Chris (Cathy) Addison of Salmon
Arm; greatgrandchildren, Ryan, Kelly, Lauren Jaenicke of Kelowna, Ella and
Lewis Addison of Salmon Arm; other relatives in Victoria and the Okanagan.
The family invites friends and neighbours to celebrate Addie's life, at the
service and reception, Saturday, January, 13, 10 am, at First Memorial
Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Dr. 327528
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WILSON, Mary Harriet, nee Miller Passed peacefully away in Victoria on
December 20, 2006. She was born in Vancouver on September 18, 1923.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Allen Wilson. Survived by her nieces,
Wendy (Joe), Bronwen (Mark); nephew, Ted (Susana); great-nieces, Kathy and
Gisela; greatnephews, Fernando and John; brother-in-law, Geoffrey and
extended family, many friends and close neighbours. The family would like to
thank the caring staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital, RP1. A Memorial Service
will be celebrated at MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver
Streets, on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to
follow in the Graham and Torrey McCall Family Centre. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, 2410 Lee Avenue,
Victoria, B.C. V8R 6V5. Condolences may be offered to the family at . 326034
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WINTER, Jack Passed away December 29th, 2006 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital,
42 days short of his 65th birthday. Having majored in Philosophy, Jack was a
graduate of Harvard, Class of 1962. He became a comedy writer and wrote for
many early situation comedy television shows, including THE DICK VAN DYKE
DAYS, and THE MONKEES IN TEXAS, also, he was credited for a few movies
including "BIG" and "AWAKENING". He was the youngest writer to win the
Television-Radio Writer's Annual Award in 1965 for writing television
comedy-episodic. He retired in the early 1990's, and moved to Victoria, B.C.
in 2001 to finish writing his book, THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING." He is
survived by his loving wife Moon in Victoria, her sister Ershad (Vancouver).
He was a remarkable person with a unique and special soul. We will miss the
man who is funny, has a big heart, kind and highly intelligent. Special
thanks to Janice McArdle, the nurses, staff and Doctors of the intensive
care and respiratory units for taking care of Jack. The burial will be at
the Royal Oak Park cemetery on Friday, January the 5th at 2 p.m. Friends and
visitors are welcome. A private memorial will be held later that day. 328128
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WYLIE, Esther It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a
wonderful Mother, Sister and Nanny on January 2, 2007 after a courageous
battle with cancer, feisty til the end. Predeceased by her loving husband
Philip, of 30 years. Survived by children Karen (Dan) of Victoria, Angela
(Joe) of Sooke, Paul (Leona) and Shawn of Thompson, Manitoba. She was so
proud of her grandchildren Charmaine, Matthew, Dawn, Amanda, Kayla, Tanya
and Cody and greatgrandchildren Sebastian and Trinity. She also leaves
behind her siblings and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews in
Nova Scotia. Esther was born in Western Shore, Nova Scotia. She worked in
Halifax where she met Phil who was in the Navy. During their 30-year
marriage they moved across Canada a couple of times while raising their 4
children who were born on both coasts. After retiring from The Priory at the
Juan de Fuca Hospitals, she kept busy with her family she was the best Nanny
ever. Life long interests include gardening, dancing, traveling and playing
scrabble. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends on both coasts.
Special thanks to her cousin Vida for the gingersnaps and buttermilk, also
for the visits from many friends and neighbours. Thank you to the staff at
VGH and Hospice who provided exceptional care and compassion these past 3
months. Celebration of Esther's Life will be held in the Sands Colwood
Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, BC on Friday, January 5 at
9:30. a.m. Refreshments will follow in the Sands Arbor Reception Centre.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/4/2007 - 1/5/2007.

ZAPF, Anna Louise Our beloved mother, Anna Louise Zapf nee Barker, passed
away on January 1, 2007. Anna was a child of the Canadian prairies. The
third eldest of nine children, she was born on June 28, 1924 in Porcupine
Valley, Montana, which possessed the nearest hospital to Killdeer,
Saskatchewan where she grew up within an extended family. In 1943, Anna
entered the School of Nursing at the Regina General Hospital, graduating in
1946 as a registered nurse (R.N.). In her early twenties following
graduation, she nursed for three years in Red Cross outpost hospitals in
Carragana and Loon Lake, Saskatchewan -a testament to the adventurous spirit
and courage that Anna possessed all of her life. At the Loon Lake hospital
in Northern Saskatchewan, she treated Norman Robert Zapf. The handsome
university student and the beautiful young nurse fell in love. Anna and Norm
were married on December 28, 1948 in Loon Lake and traveled by sleigh to
Killdeer for a second celebration with the Barker family. In 1949, Anna and
Norm moved to British Columbia and settled in Victoria. For more than half a
century they were involved in the local community: raising a young family,
they contributed to their children's schools; they participated in
developing their neighbourhood park, Playfair; they were active in First
United Church, were avid curlers and bridge players, and caring and loyal
friends. Anna's merry heart was well-known to all who knew her but
especially to her children. She took time with us and later with her
grandchildren to play and to experience the wonder of the world through a
child's eyes. Her artistic gift was in evidence everywhere in our family
home: she was a superb seamstress, gardener, flower arranger, and later in
her life, painter. Her culinary talent was legendary. Anna and Norm
instilled an incomparable Saskatchewan hospitality in our home, where a pot
of coffee was always on the stove for friends and family who frequently
dropped by, and rooms resounded with laughter and conversation. Anna leaves
her loving husband of fifty-eight years, Norman Robert; five children,
Carolyn Zapf, Donna Zapf, Margery Zapf-Gilje, Douglas Zapf, and Linda Zapf
Suppiah; eight grandchildren, Michelle, AnneMarie, and Erik Zapf-Belanger,
Leif, Evin, and Emma Zapf-Gilje, and Serina and Joshua Zapf;
daughter-in-law, Philippa Zapf and sons-in-law, Marc Belanger, Reidar
Zapf-Gilje, and Ananthan Suppiah; as well as her sisters, Edith Johnson,
Doris Jenkins, Helen Weissenborn, and Jean Blair; and her brother, Marvin
Barker. We adored her. She was wise and joyous, an immeasurable gift to
everyone whose life she touched. She was our teacher in the paths of love;
she lives on in our hearts. A memorial service to celebrate Anna's life will
be held at: First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria,
B.C. Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. There will be reception
following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. To contact the family, write to
. 327889
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ZAPF, Anna Louise Our beloved mother, Anna Louise Zapf (nee Barker, June 28,
1924) passed away on January 1, 2007. Anna leaves a loving husband of 58
years, Norman Robert Zapf; five children, Carolyn, Donna, Margery, Douglas
and Linda; eight grandchildren, Michelle, Anne-Marie, Erik, Leif, Evin,
Emma, Serina and Joshua; as well as four sisters, Edith, Doris, Helen and
Jean; and brother Marvin. We adored her. She was wise and joyous, an
immeasurable gift to everyone whose life she touched. She was our teacher in
the paths of love; she lives on in our hearts. A memorial service to
celebrate Anna's life will be held at: First Metropolitan United Church, 932
Balmoral Road, Victoria, B.C. Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. There
will be a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, please send
donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. To contact the
family, write to 328490
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