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Gerald Leslie Fetterly July 20, 1916 ~ July 12, 2007 Gerry passed away
peacefully in the Nanaimo General Hospital on Thursday, July 12, 2007, just
shy of his 91st Birthday. Gerry was born in Winchester, Ontario. He is
survived by two sisters Verna of Vancouver and Vivian of Winchester and a
brother Lorne of St. Catherines, Ontario. He was predeceased by his first
wife Edna in 1995 and his second wife Eileen in 2006. During his lifetime,
Gerry had a variety of jobs that brought him across Canada. He worked in the
mines of Northern Quebec and later in Sudbury. He mined in Northern B.C.,
owned a taxi company in Prince Rupert, and worked on fish boats. in the late
1940's Gerry arrived in Nanaimo and became a carpenter and house builder.
Over the years Gerry touched the lives of many people who became life long
friends. They will miss him a great deal. He was a respected member of the
Order of the Eastern Star, Crescent Chapter and will be missed among this
circle of friends. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Gerry's
life, at the Masonic Hall 620 Morpeth St., Friday, July 20th at 1:00 pm.
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Deaths (07/18/07)
HAIGH, Stu Stuart (Stu) Haigh, stolen from us while on a road trip July 13,
2007. Stu is survived by his loving family: wife Anne; son Wayne; stepson's
Steven and Richard (Kim); grand-daughters Carys and Sarah; his father Jim
and stepmother Peggy; mother Rita; brothers Jim (Lois); cousin Barb (Gary)
and numerous other family members and good friends. A Celebration of Stu's
Life will be held at the Campbell River Community Hall, 401 11th Avenue,
Campbell River, BC, on Friday, July 20th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. with John Emmons
officiating. Cremation. Flowers are gratefully accepted, or if friends so
desire, donations in memory of Stu may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Society of Canada, BC Division, 1501 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4G7.
Sutton's Campbell River Funeral Home In Care of Arrangements (250) 287-4812
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Deaths (07/18/07)
Miller, Elizabeth (Betty), nee Barnett Passed away peacefully in Langley
Memorial Hospital on July 9, 2007. Born in Drumheller, Alberta on December
11, 1922. Pre-deceased by her husband Frank Miller. Survived by one son Ken
(Cheryl) of MacKenzie, BC and one daughter Lois (Andy) of Langley, BC. Also
her grandchildren Shylo, Kacy and Cody Miller and Kevin and Carly Plumridge.
Her sister Lily (Tony) Lefebre of Duncan, BC and several nieces and nephews
in BC and Alberta. No service will be held at her request, in lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association,
Vancouver, BC. 97631
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Deaths (07/18/07)
GIUSEPPE MULTARI June 10, 1932 ~ July 1, 2007 Memorial Service Monday, July
23, 200711am. St. Peter's Catholic Church 301 Machleary St. Reception To
follow in the Church Hall. 97480
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Deaths (07/18/07)
Vaughan, Heather Joyce Born June 24 1957 (Monticello, Indiana) Died July 12,
2007 Heather was a very special woman who remained kind, generous,
respectful, encouraging, gracious and loving in spite of suffering years of
distress and pain from lupus panniculitis. She will be greatly missed and
lovingly remembered by: her partner of 25 years, Mary Fox, who loved her
deeply, and cared for her faithfully over the many years of her long
illness; her parents Joyce and Bob Vaughan; her aunt Margery Vaughan; her
brothers Steve (Peggy) and Greg (Ingrid); her nieces Candace (Matt),
Bethany, Chelsea, and Kelsey; her nephew Brandon; the Fox family; and her
many loving friends. Heather graduated with a BSW from the University of
Victoria in 1983 and went on to work at Parkholm Lodge and the extended care
unit of Chilliwack Hospital. Heather's essential spirituality was enriched
by people, music, art, photography, gardening, and animals. She played a key
role in Mary Fox Pottery, as both business manager and artistic supporter.
Heather lived in Monon (Indiana); Nelson (BC), Lethbridge (AB), Washington
(DC) , Edmonton (AB), and Victoria, Chilliwack, Vancouver before settling in
Ladysmith in 1991. A very special thank you to all who were part of
Heather's care team: Dr. E. Fritsch, her home care workers (homies) who gave
her understanding and compassion, the staff at Cowichan Lodge and the
emergency doctors, nurses and aides at Cowichan District Hospital. The
memorial gathering for Heather will be held at Ladysmith Eagles Hall, 921
1st Avenue, on Sunday, July 29 at 1 pm, followed by a reception at Mary and
Heather's home, 321 3rd Avenue, for family and friends. Donations in
Heather's memory may be made to: BC Lupus Society Suite 200 1645 West 7th
Avenue Vancouver BC V6J 1S4 Arrangements confidently assigned to: TELFORD'S
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Deaths (07/18/07)
WOODS, Tony Anthony Jackson "Tony" Woods, passed away suddenly on Thursday,
July 12th, 2007 at the age of 67 years. Tony was predeceased by his loving
wife Marylee on February 18, 1998. He is survived by his loving daughters
Elizabeth (Thomas) and Robin, son Tim; and his loving sister Darlene (Ed).
Tony also leaves to mourn, 8 grandchildren Christina, Thomas Jr., Dustie,
Summer, Lindsay, Dylan, Amanda and Sarah. Tony will also be missed y his
many good friends. A private Graveside service will be held on July 20th,
2007. Sutton's Campbell River Funeral Home in Care of Arrangements (250)
287-4812 97639
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Deaths (07/17/07)
Sandy BAIRD June 18, 1949 July 14, 2007 Douglas Gordon Macdonald Baird
(Sandy) passed away on July 14th, 2007 at the age of 58. Lovingly remembered
by his wife Charlene; daughter Erin (Glen) of Cumberland; two sons: Damian
(Amanda) of Cumberland and Ryan of Victoria; 3 grandchildren: Emily, Zachary
and Chai of Cumberland; his three brothers: John (Leslie) of Cumberland,
Patrick (Laurie) of Cumberland, Dallas (Nancy) of Port McNeill and his
sister Louise (Allan) of Cumberland and many nieces and nephews and his dog
Sindi. He was predeceased by his parents Doug and Pat. Sandy was born,
raised and lived his life in Cumberland and was very proud of it. He was
actively involved in all aspects of his community, politics, recreation,
emceeing events and anything else he was asked to do which was fairly often.
Sandy loved to socialize and enjoyed spending time at his cabin, road trips,
hunting, fishing, concerts, Penticton, playing cards and watching ball games
with family and friends. Sandy was passionate about his family, friends and
his job which he loved. He will be missed by his coffee shop groups. Funeral
Services will be held on Saturday, July 21st, 2007 at 1pm at Cumberland
United Church followed by a tea at the OAP hall in the Cultural Centre. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer VansMasonic Community
Charities Fund, 3871 Mimosa Dr., Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6B9, c/o Don McKenzie.
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Deaths (07/17/07)
Lyon Edith (Edie) February 13, 1935 July 12, 2007 Survived by her daughter
Laura Greenwood (Glen); and grandchildren: Andrew & Kirsten. An employee of
MSP, 1974 1999, and member of Retired Government Employees. She was an
active member of the Sons of Scotland. Celebration of her life, July 19,
2007, 7:00p.m, St. Paul's Anglican Church, 100 Chapel St., Nanaimo.
Donations in lieu of flowers to the Land Conservancy, Victoria. 97486
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/17/07)
Reta Beatrice Ferguson BITTEN August 10, 1919 June 16, 2007 Reta Bitten, the
only child of Thomas Rork Ferguson, a king member of Parliament for Hastings
Peterboro, and Ethel Beatrice Ferguson. After Senior Matric at Norwood High
School, she trained at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, a graduate
class of 1942, with a PG in operating room in 1943. She was accepted into
the Royal Canadian Medical Corp in 1944. She served at Borden, Surrey, NB,
England, for D-Day and Oldenburg, Germany. Demobilized in Vancouver BC in
August of 1946. She nursed at QMCH, Montreal, Alcan in Arvida at the Wire &
Cable, NE, Lachine. She married Arthur Walter Bitten in 1951. Rev Bitten was
ordained at St. Andrews-Wesley, Vancouver in May of 1965. Together they
served home mission charges in Sarnia and in the north and south Thompson in
BC. Retired in 1975, she carried on her mothers clipping for the United
Church, Liberals and her grandmother Fersguson's crafts. Nursing 30 years
full time left her a semi shut in, but every day was a feast of the Straits
of Juan Da Fuca and she got her strength through the love and success of her
family and through generations of the Bible and sacred songs. Reta is
predeceased by her husband Arthur and survived by daughter Lynda Simms
McCliggot and son Richard Bitten, Wife Brenda, Granchildren Rodney (Rhonda),
Ricky, Crystal (Mark) & Miranda (Mike). Great-Grandsons Austin and Braiden.
Our mothers words to us were, With so many to take our place, we can only
rejoice. 97527
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Deaths (07/17/07)
Lt. Colonel Iris Lorraine Fraser It is with great sadness that we announce
the sudden death of Lt. Colonel Iris Lorraine Fraser. Iris passed away
peacefully in her sleep this past week. She is predeceased by her loving
husband of 41 years, Herbert Fraser, who died just over 11 years ago. She is
survived by her daughters Allyson Sawchuk (Ted) and Miriam Efford and her
sons Ian (Kathy) Fraser and Dave (Kerren) Fraser as well as her 12
grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Iris served with her husband as an
officer of the Salvation Army for 41 years in a number of capacities
including Corp Officer of numerous corps and as Divisional Commanders.
Following her retirement in 1996 she moved to Nanaimo where she continued to
engage in ongoing service and pastoral care within the community. There will
be a service held at the Salvation Army Corp in Nanaimo on Tuesday July 17,
2007 at 2:30 pm, 505 8th Street. In lieu of flowers please send donations to
the Salvation Army. Thank You and God Bless. Sands ~ Nanaimo 97526
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Deaths (07/17/07)
Lynn HORTON Lynn Horton of Courtenay passed away suddenly on Saturday, July
14, 2007 at the age of 78. She is survived by her loving husband of 51
years, Allen; three brothers; five sisters and over 100 nieces and nephews.
Private family arrangements entrusted to COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME AND
CREMATORIUM, 1101 Ryan Rd. For those wishing, a donation in Lynn's memory to
one's favourite charity would be appreciated. I'll not be far, I promise
that, and hope you'll always know that my spirit will be close to you
wherever you may go. Thank you so for loving me. You know I love you too,
that's why it's hard to say goodbye and end this life with you. 97487
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Deaths (07/17/07)
Margaret Aileen LEMBERG 1928 2007 Born Queen Charlotte City 26 Aug. 1928,
passed away peacefully at Glacier View Lodge 9 July 2007. Predeceased by
husband Lennart 1986. Lovingly missed by children: Karen (Jackson), Carl
Ernst, Leonard (Karyn), Alan (Dawn); brothers: Jim (Joyce) and John (Evelyn)
Muckle; grandchildren: Michelle,Troy, Joanne, Kris, Alexander, Damien, and
Samantha; nieces and nephews: Susan, Jeff, Lloyd, Janice, Neil, Jerry, John,
and Joanne. Margaret was a long time member of C.W.L. holding all the
different offices. She was a founding member and treasurer of the Courtenay
Recovery Centre and also a very active member of the Courtenay 2nd Boy Scout
and Girl Guide organization where she was their treasurer for many years.
She also spent a lot of time working on he Canadian Martyrs Heritage
Committee. Margaret graduated Courtenay High School with further education
in Victoria and worked several years there in various Government offices,
returning to Courtenay in 1955 to become bookkeeper for Laver's Department
Stores. She was married in late 1956 and after various moves around B.C.
returned to Courtenay in 1966. From 1974 till her retirement she was the
bookkeeper and a director for Frazer Moving (1965) Ltd. and half owner of
Muckle's Transfer Ltd. Along with full time work, Margaret also managed the
raising of her four children almost totally on her own. Special thanks to
the staff of Glacier View Lodge for the wonderful and gracious care she
received while in residence there. Also many thanks to her many friends who
visited faithfully. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Glacier View Lodge
or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A memorial mass will be
held at Christ the King Church, Wed., July 25 at 1 p.m. Following will be a
reception and celebration of Margaret's life in the church hall. 97301
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Deaths (07/16/07)
Aebig, Ashley Rae Ashley Rae Aebig was granted her angel wings on July 10th,
2007, following a tragic automobile accident. Ashley was born January 22,
1992 in Nanaimo, B.C. to Raymond Aebig and Sandra Blair. In addition to her
parents, survivors include her sisters Brittany Anne and Alethea and brother
Damian, stepmother Candace, grandparents Wayne and Sharon and Larry and Bev;
many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ashley is predeceased by her
grandmother Anita Aebig (Jones) and great grandmother Eva Decock. Ash, as
she was affectionately referred to by her Dad will be remembered for her
fun, outgoing personality and always greeting you with a hug and a smile. A
lover of horses and rodeo enthusiast. "ÃThank you "Ä for the way you
brightened our lives Ashley. We feel cheated that you were only with us a
short time but yet we give thanks for the life of a young woman who we are
all so proud to be able to have known. On behalf of Ashley we would like to
remind you to take the time to hug and kiss the ones you love today as time
is too short. A Celebration of Life will be held at Pleasant Valley Hall (on
corner of Metral Dr. and Dumont Rd., Nanaimo, B.C.) Wednesday, July 18th at
2:30 p.m. with tea to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
the S.P.C.A. in Ashley's name. First Memorial Funeral Services 97411
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Deaths (07/16/07)
McINTYRE, Mary Passed away in Nanaimo, BC on July 13th, 2007, born in South
Uste, Scotland December 6th, 1914. Predeceased by her loving husband John
Archie. Survived by her daughters Therese Morrison, Jessie Hawkins
(Clarence), Tina Hamlon (Michael), son's Ian, Neil, Alistair (Elaine),
Donald (Betty), seventeen grandchildren and also great grandchildren, also
two sisters Jessie Galliano, and Marion LeMoges. Mass of the Resurrection
will be celebrated Wednesday July 18th, 2007 at 2:00 pm in Mount St. Peters
Catholic Church, Mcleary St., Nanaimo, BC. Father Christopher, Celebrant.
Special thanks to Doctor Roe and home support for their kindness to Mom. In
lieu of flowers donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated.
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Deaths (07/16/07)
MICHIE Eva Maud (nee Hawser): Passed away on July 6, 2007 at Sunnybrook
Health Centre in Toronto from cancer. Eva was predeceased by her father
Frederick, her sister Winnifred, and brother Edward. Eva is survived by her
mother Gertrude, her sister Doris (Bud) and brothers Kenneth (Cassie) and
Randy (Debbie). She was a devoted mother to daughter Barbara (Jamie Laird)
and grandchildren Keighlin and Logan. A Celebration of Life Open House will
be held on August 1, 2007 at a friend of the family. 97359
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Deaths (07/16/07)
Redl, Tatum Lea Born in 1975 in San Jose, California, passed away in Nanaimo
on July 9, 2007. Predeceased by her father Herbert Lee Hopkins Jr. in 1985.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Craig Gary Redl, children
Taylor-Anne, Connor and Caeden, sister Tamara Leigh Davis, brother Herbert
Lee Hopkins III, mother Naomi Bermudas Hopkins, as well as grandparents,
aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends from across Canada and
abroad. Tatum Lea was a beloved singer/soloist with the gospel choir of the
Christ Community Church. She lived for the moment, free-spirited, devoted
mother and wife. A Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2007
at 7:00 pm at the Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC.
Flowers or donations in memory of Tatum may be made to the Christ Community
Church, 2221 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 5J3. Sands ~ Nanaimo 250-753-2032
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Deaths (07/16/07)
RENNOX, George: On July 12, 2007, George Rennox passed away at the age of 80
years. He leaves to mourn: His loving wife, Elizabeth; five children, many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three step children, Rod, Irene,
Paul; grandchildren: RJ, Danial, Matthew, Christopher, Danielle. George has
many friends around the world, he served in the Scottish Merchant Navy
during the Second World War. He lived in Port Alberni for 16 years. He will
be missed dearly by family and friends. There will be a memorial held at his
home at 2167 Cameron Drive, Port Alberni, BC on Sunday, July 15, from
2:00-4:30 pm. 97317
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Deaths (07/16/07)
YUEN Gordon Matthew: Gordon Matthew Yuen of Port Alberni, BC born on October
14, 1987 passed away accidentally on July 11, 2007. Survived by his parents,
Paul and Elizabeth Yuen; his sister Gloria (Scott) Handyside and his brother
Kevin Yuen. He will be sadly missed by his Popo, uncles and aunts, Ken (Ann)
Yuen, Jody (Julia) Lau, Doug Lau, Beryl (Wayne) Shin, Amina (Steve) Summers,
Brenda Lau and numerous cousins and friends. Gordon was an active member of
the community, and attended Maquinna Elementary, EJ Dunn Middle School and
graduated from ADSS in 2005. He enjoyed fishing with his dad, cruisin',
working on cars, hiking, swimming, working out at the gym, was a long-time
member of the local badminton club and the Arrowsmith Amateur Radio Club
(VA7 GMY). Not only was he the youngest amateur radio license holder in the
Valley at the age of 12, he also earned the Chief Scout award and worked as
a life guard at Echo Pool. Most recently, Gordon was employed as a summer
student with the Sproat Lake Marine Patrol and was due to graduate from BCIT
in 2008 with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. A Service will be held at
the Chapel of Memories, 4005-6th Avenue, Port Alberni, on Tuesday, July 17,
2007 at 1:00 p.m. Internment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to the Gordon Yuen Engineering Scholarship Fund at Scotiabank, 3777
10th Avenue, Port Alberni, account number 30270 002 04321 21. Arrangements
entrusted to Chapel of Memories, 723-3633. 97350
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Deaths (07/14/07)
LEALAND Mable Katherine Anna Passed away on July 5, 2007 in Kelowna, BC.
Mable is survived by her daughter, Leona Waterman of Edmonton; her
grandchildren: Debbie (Manfred), Wade (Terry), Gary (Wendy), Karen (Ken),
Derek (Kathy) and Tracy (Rick); 18 great grandchildren: Rocky, Natasha,
Jakie, Amanda, Valerie, Sarah, Matthew, Christina, Suzanne, Christopher,
Russell, Karlee, Brayden, Rebecca, Joe, Morgan, Erica and Emma; her special
niece, June; as well as many other family members. Mable was predeceased by
Cecil, Laverne, Harry, Gordon, Ned, Celia and Tammy. Her 94 years were full
of love, hard work, apple pies, bingo, dancing, bowling, travel, cards,
singing, friends, family and one-line zingers Ç a one in a million Nanny. A
Memorial Service will be held at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview
Road, Kelowna on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 2:00p.m. A graveside service will
take place in Edmonton at a later date. Donations may be made to the
Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to Mable's
family by visiting . Funeral arrangements in care of: VALLEYVIEW
DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME 165 Valleyview Rd. Kelowna (250)765-3147 96770
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Deaths (07/14/07)
WILCOX Nanaimo, B.C., Evelyn Marie Wilcox (ne?e Fanini) died 10th July,
2007, suddenly in her sleep. Born 1st January, 1926, she grew up in Trail
B.C. where she lived till 1950. In April 1950, she then moved to Nanaimo
B.C. with her husband & daughter where she remained to this day. She was a
career woman, last working as an administrative assistant for many years
with Shell Oil until her retirement in 1982. Prior to this and with her
co-owner husband and his mom & dad, she worked in the fish & chip restaurant
(Belair Coffee Shop) in Departure Bay for their first 5 years in Nanaimo.
She also worked for other prominent local businesses. She had volunteered
her time to St. Anne's school and church, having been president of St.
Anne's Auxiliary. She curled, golfed, loved to swim and dance and to travel.
She belonged to the Nanaimo Golf Club for many years. In her early years,
she had received many trophies & medals for highland & Irish dancing. She
loved her family and her many friends to whom she was so loyal. We shall
miss her raucous laughter, easy sense of humour, and her penchant for trying
to fix anything! She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Eldon
(Joe), daughter Marlane (husband Guy-Re?jean), grandson Andre? (wife Shelby)
and great grand-daughters Aejah & Lylah. Memorial services will be held at
the Sands Funeral Chapel, One Newcastle Ave., Nanaimo B.C. at Monday 16th
July at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the
Heart & Stroke or Cancer Foundations. Sands ~ Nanaimo 97225
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Deaths (07/14/07)
WYSE, David Joseph Passed away in Nanaimo BC, July 12th, 2007. Born in
Nanaimo January 29, 1954. Survived by loving Family and friends. A gathering
for family and friends will be held on Sunday July 15th, 2007 at 2:00pm at
Telford's Memorial Centre 595 Townsite Rd, Nanaimo, BC Arrangements
confidently assigned to: TELFORD'S MID-ISLAND MEMORIAL SERVICES 751-2254
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Deaths (07/13/07)
Allan Victor Allen (Ab) January 25 1943 July 9 2007 Passed away suddenly in
his retirement home in Maple Ridge BC. Born in Sioux-Lookout, Ont. He will
be deeply missed by his wife of 40 years Rachel; mother Astrid of Vermillion
Bay, On; son James (Jennifer) of Maple Ridge; daughter Michelle (Greg);
grandchildren: Evan, Julia and Kaitlyn of Courtenay, BC; half-sister Mary
Ann Hines (Mike) of Florida, many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Priorto retirement, Ab was employed in the Pulp and Paper mill for over 36
yrs and loved to solve world problems with his many friends. He was a past
member of the Golden Star Lodge No.484, Dryden On, Euclid and Barclay Lodge
No. 90 Port Alberni, BC. Ab enjoyed writing, outdoor living, horseback
riding and later in life his iron horse. Service to be held at Maple Ridge
Funeral Home Monday, July 16, Viewing @ 12 pm, Service @ 2pm. Reception to
follow. Also a celebration of his life will be held at the Bystrom Family
Reunion (which Ab had been so looking forward to) Aug. long weekend,
Westwood Lake Campground. Bring a photo or story to share. No flowers by
request 97255
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Deaths (07/13/07)
In loving memory of BRIAN ANAKA July 4, 1981 July 15, 2001 Sadly missed
along life's way, Quietly remembered every day, No longer in our life to
share, But in our hearts he's always there. Sadly missed by Uncle Jim, Aunty
Marian, Ryan and Jennifer; Baba and Grandpa (Jean & Bill Anaka) 96609
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Deaths (07/13/07)
ANCELL, DONALD WILLIAM Nov.11, 1940 July 7, 2007 It is with great sadness
that we announce the passing of Don Ancell in Campbell River on Saturday
July 7 after a long illness. He is survived by his beloved wife Marguerite
and children Shelly and Jason (Armi) Ancell, and James, Michael (Karen), and
David Livingstone. Also grandsons Jacob and Logan Ancell. He will be missed
by many friends and family members. After spending 25 years with Canfor in
Woss as a logging truck driver Don became a passionate gardener. He
especially loved working with his greenhouse, vegetable garden and seed
propogation. A Memorial Service will be held at Sutton's Funeral Home, 502
Dogwood St., on Saturday July 14 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon, PO Box 3632,
Stn Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 3Y8. 97043
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Deaths (07/13/07)
BAIRD, Lillian May May 6, 1917 July 5, 2007 It is with heavy hearts and
great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother,
Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. May Baird passed away peacefully in her sleep
at Cairnsmore Place in Duncan on July 5, 2007. May was born in Sintaluta,
Saskatchewan on May 6, 1917. As a young child May and her family moved to
Nakusp where she was raised and eventually met and married George. They made
their home in Nakusp and lived the farm life until they moved to Castlegar,
where they lived for ten years. Their sons all lived on the Island, so to be
closer to family, they moved to Youbou and May has made Youbou her home for
36 years. May lived a long and happy life, although her life was not without
sadness. She is predeceased by her beloved husband (George) and son (George
Jr.). May is survived by her sons: Doug (Paulette), Fort St. James, Stephen
(Gayle), Quesnel, Graham (Terry) Youbou, daughter-in-law Janet (George Jr.)
Youbou; her brothers: Raymond, (Duncan), Arnold, (Kelowna); and her best
friend and sister Shirlie (Sooke). May also has many nieces and nephews whom
affectionately called her Auntie Mazzie. May has 13 grandchildren who loved
and cherished her very much. She was lucky enough to see her grandchildren
have their children, 19 great grandchildren in all. Her favorite saying was
"everyone needs little people." May was very proud of her family and loved
us all very much. May was a hard worker all her life and we all have many
fond memories of the dishcloth on her shoulder. In her later years, she
volunteered her time at the Senior Centre in Lake Cowichan and loved every
minute of her days there. May was instrumental in starting the annual
Strawberry Tea for the Lady of the Lake Pageant. She loved her curling, golf
and was an avid crib and bridge player. May enjoyed this time with her
friends and was always ready to have a good time wherever she may be. May
could put a smile on anyone's face at any given time. She loved to have fun
and that she did! May's Funeral Service was held at Sands Funeral Home in
Duncan, BC on July 10, 2007 at 11:00am. Tea followed at the Senior Centre in
Lake Cowichan. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cairnsmore
Place, 250 Cairnsmore Street, Duncan, BC V9L 4H2. We will always be
eternally grateful for the loving care that May received while she lived at
Cairnsmore. She really loved living there and made some great friends, we
are sure she will be missed there too. We will miss you and love you forever
Mom, until we meet again! 97205
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Deaths (07/13/07)
Brock; Connaught Cathering (Constance) Following a courageous battle with
cancer, Connie passed away peacefully in Port Alberni, with her family by
her side on Friday, July 6, 2007 at 59 years of age. Predeceased by her
parents: Harold and Edith Brock and her aunt Elsie Barrington. She is
survived by her children: Cathy Browne (Marc Girard) and Karey Browne (Tahra
Hall), her grandchildren, whom she affectionately referred to as nana's
bananas: Ryan, Lyndsey, Brock and Ashlie, friend and father of her children
Dwain Brock, her companion Ron Diotte, cousin Robert (Kathy) Barrington and
her special friends Gloria and Lorna, who were so kind to her during her
illness. A Memorial Tea to celebrate her life will take place from 1:00 to
3:00 pm on Saturday, July 21, 2007 at the Oddfellows and Rebekah's Hall,
4358 Roger St. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations in Connie's memory
may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 5060 Argyle Street, Port
Alberni, V9Y 1V4. Chapel of Memories entrusted with arrangements. Phone
723-3633. 97279
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Deaths (07/13/07)
Buikema, William Berend Bill was born on August 6, 1940 in Uithuizermeeden,
the Netherlands and entered his heavenly rest on July 10, 2007. He was
predeceased by his father, Kornelis. Bill is fondly remembered by his
mother, Metje Buikema, wife Merilyn, sons Frank (Karina) and Casey, and
daughters Grace (Ed) Bessette, Meri Lyn and Christina (Ben) Hopman, as well
as grandsons John and Brandon Lobdell and Austin and Eugene Buikema and step
granddaughter Nikki Bassette and many nieces and nephews. Bill had several
careers, but his favorites were working with developmentally disabled and
autistic children and adults, as a foster father, housing coordinator and
teacher assistant. A very special thank you to Dr. Terlien and the nurses of
2 South at Cowichan District Hospital for their compassionate care. A
graveside service will be held at Mountainview Cemetery at 10 a.m., Saturday
July 21st, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Duncan Christian
Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Duncan Christian School, Student Support Services, Bill Buikema fund. 97139
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/13/07)
Margaret Doris "Margie" Gagne September 11, 1914 July 5, 2007 Margie passed
away at the Campbell River Hospital on Thursday, July 5, 2007. She was
predeceased by her husband Francis, son Gordon; brother Ralph and sisters
Glady and Lena. Margie is survived by her son Medric of Port Hardy; grandson
Jason (Lyndsay) of Edmonton; great grandchildren Teagyn and Payge and sister
Laura of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls
Crematorium entrusted with arrangements. Island Funeral Services & Elk Falls
Crematorium 103-909 Island Hwy Campbell River 287-3366 97085
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/13/07)
LECHTHALER, Henry Born in Germany on March 15, 1922, slipped away quietly
July 2, 2007 in Nanaimo. Henry was a familiar figure around the pot belly
stove at Johnson's Hardware for over 45 years. He will be missed by his
friends and family. First Memorial Funeral Services Nanaimo, British
Columbia (250) 754-8333 97297
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/13/07)
Malcolm John MacRae (Scotty) November 23, 1926 June 27, 2007 Scotty passed
away suddenly in Comox on Wednesday, June 27th at the age of 80. He is
survived by sons George and Roderick, daughter Sandra. He also leaves five
grandchildren in Canada and a large family of cousins, nieces and nephews in
Scotland. Scotty retired as a logger, fisherman, deep sea and coastal
mariner. He went to sea at age 14 to do his part in WW2 as a merchant seaman
and finished the war by enlisting in the Black Watch stationed in Burma. He
came to his beloved Canada in 1947. Dad loved fishing, hunting and playing
crib/cards. Malcolm had many friends and loved them all. He had fond
memories of the Legion, the Elks, the Eagles, the Komox 19 Wings and the
Masons. We wish to thank all the people who cared for him so lovingly. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, the SPCA
or the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated. A memorial service will be
held on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Comox Legion Branch 160
(upstairs), 1825 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC. A reception will follow in the
upper level of the Comox Legion. Island Funeral Services & Elk Falls
Crematorium 103-909 Island Hwy Campbell River 287-3366 97080
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/13/07)
Anne Theresa PARKER November 13, 1941 July 10, 2007 Passed away peacefully
at St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox on July 10, 2007. She was predeceased by
her sisters Eva Everitt and Kay. Anne is survived and will be lovingly
missed by her husband of over 20 years Edward Spencer, her step daughters
Ginger (Doug), Donna (Werner) and Michelle and family and friends, her
sisters Mary Loffler and Regina Kemp, her brother and sister-in-law Donna
and Al Vix, her nephews Rick (Tia) and Brian Everitt as well as many other
nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Evergreen Seniors, Royal
Canadian Legion Branch #17 as well as Christ the King Roman Catholic Church.
Anne worked many years in intermediate care for the elderly in Saskatchewan
as well as in accounting and for Sears. In her leisure time she enjoyed
interior painting The good Lord will probably give her a paint brush to
restore old rainbows. With her beautiful, sincere smile and warmth she lit
up a room with dazzling light. Always a kind word for all, a fun loving
person, one is proud to be her friend. She was veracious and jovial, a
beautiful lady inside and out. Private services entrusted to COMOX VALLEY
FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM, COURTENAY. Donations in Anne's memory to the
Canadian Cancer Society, Comox Valley Unit, #102 1509 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay,
B.C. V9N 2K6 would be gratefully appreciated. "ÃA heart of gold stopped
beating but she will live forever in our hearts. "Ä 97154
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Deaths (07/12/07)
Pettinger, William Duffield (Bill) March 24, 1926 ~ July 03, 2007 Bill
passed away peacefully at home in Tofino, off to join the love of his life
Joan, who passed in 1999. He leaves 2 brothers, Richard and Barry (April),
and his 3 beloved sons and families, Bill Jr.(Gail), Rick (Laurie) and David
(Linda). Born in Vancouver, Bill spent his early years in Edmonton where he
played professional hockey for the Edmonton Flyers and was recently inducted
into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. After hockey he took up farming with
Joan. In 1973 Bill and Joan moved to Vancouver Island and settled in Tofino
to co-develop and create Pacific Sands Beach Resort. Bill was an outstanding
visionary who contributed to the tourism industry and Tofino throughout his
years. Bill & Joan created a wonderful and lasting legacy which proudly
remains family owned and operated. The many guests of Pacific Sands and the
extraordinary staff of over 34 years will greatly miss Bills presence. Bill
loved life, family and friends and when not scheming about something new at
the resort, he and Joan could be seen cruising on the North Quarter or
exploring North America in their motor home. In later years Bill had an avid
and talented passion for lapidary work and jewelry making, creations
treasured by his family and many staff at Pacific Sands. Dad, Bill and Poppa
to family, his presence is forever at Sunset Point. Special thanks to Dr.
Killins for his care and freindship over the many years. A celebration of
life will be held on Saturday, August 25th, at the Tofino Legion from 2-5pm.
Donations, if desired, may be made to: Tofino Branch of CIBC Account
#81-04131 for the creation of: The Bill and Joan Pettinger Tourism Bursary
An annual bursary benefiting a USS grad continuing into the tourism sector.
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
Breckon, Michael Dexter Thomas September 14, 1954 July 4, 2007 It is with
great sadness that we announce the passing of Mike (aka Dexter). He was
predeceased by his Mother Helen Breckon. He is survived by his loving
partner Maggie Puglas, Father Vernon Breckon, sisters Sherry Breckon (Mike),
Laura Breckon, Tracy Clark (Michael), daughter Tanya, stepchildren,
Katherine, Holly, Corey and Christopher, grandchildren Emma, Daniel, Cayden
and Shauntay, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A
celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Thunderbird
Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Campbell River Food
Bank. 96728
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
Artur A. Demsky Born June 17, 1909 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, passed away
July 8, 2007 in Nanaimo. He was predeceased by his wife Elfriede in 2006 and
is survived by his family Arthur H. (Rene), and Rolf K. (Hilda), Inge
Demsky, five grandchildren, Ute and Bruno Holvwa, Arthur G. and Alison, Mike
and Annette, Andy and Dana, Rene Demsky and twelve great grandchildren.
Celebration of life to be announced at a later date. Flowers gratefully
declined, donations in memory of Artur may be made to the BC Children's
Hospital. Sands ~ Nanaimo 96918
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
EVANS, Joyce Virginia With dignity and grace, Joyce Virginia Evans slipped
quietly from this world on Sunday, July 8, 2007 after a lengthy illness. Our
beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, faced every
obstacle with strength and courage and passed on a legacy to her family of
determination, courage and optimism. She will be always in the hearts of her
husband, Albert; children: Linda (Rodney), Susan (Frank), Darlene (Bill),
Phil; her grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as her extended
family of Bev (Mel) and Roberta (Gordon), their children and grandchildren.
Service to be held at First Memorial, 1720 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo on Friday,
July 13, 2007 at 2:00p.m. A special thank you to Dr. John Carr and all the
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital Staff who cared for Joyce. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to BC SPCA, in Joyce's memory. First Memorial
Funeral Services Nanaimo, British Columbia (250) 754-8333 97004
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
FITCH, BURTON Burton Fitch died on July 1, 2007, in his 93rd year. Survived
by his sister, Phyllis Labow and sister-in-law Isabel Fitch; his loving
children: Michael (Roza Wilczynska), Ed (Sharon), Linda (Jay) Silverberg,
Jack (Danielle Brunette); his grandchildren: Ruth Ann Fitch (Sebastien
Leuzy), Lt. Daniel Fitch (Wendy Beach), Rena (Dan) Kaplansky, Leora Fitch,
Lauren Silverberg, Dr. Noah (Gail) Silverberg, Jonathan Silverberg, Kimberly
Brunette-Fitch; and great grandchildren: Jessica, Jeffrey, and Justin. Born
in Quebec City on December 25, 1914, he lived most of his years in Montreal
and retired in Nanaimo in 1984. Boy Scout, WWII Infantry Rifle Platoon
Commander (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), successful businessman, avid
fisherman and skilled outdoors man, exemplary community leader and tireless
volunteer. Bereft since the death of his life's love Beulah, in May 2005,
after 65 years of marriage; now they are together again. 96743
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
Albert George Hawkes Born May 1, 1956 in Duncan, BC. Passed away peacefully
on July 4, 2007. Predeceased by his father Mike in 1975. He will be sadly
missed by his mother Lois Thompson, his sister Melba Hawkes and Aunt Melba
Schappert, relatives in Vancouver, Alberta and many friends. He enjoyed
fishing and hunting and was an avid mechanic for anyone needing help.
Memorial of his life will be held at the Cowichan Bay Fire Hall 4 to 7pm on
Saturday, July 14, 2007. Donations can be made to The Kidney Association c/o
Royal Jubilee Hospital 1952 Bay St Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 96601
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
Donna Mae Van Hullebush Passed away with loving family by her side, on July
6, 2007, at West Coast General Hospital. Donna was born in Granby Shefford
Quebec, but was a resident of Port Alberni for the past forty-eight years.
Predeceased by her mother Eileen Berryman. Survived by Raymond Van Hullebush
and Jean Lawrence. Eldest son, Ken and (wife Kelly, granddaughters Qiana and
Ciara) Van Hullebush. Daughter, Joy and (husband Owen, grandsons Brandon and
Brodie) Paxton. Youngest son, Mark and (wife Brenda, grandchildren Adam and
Amanda) Van Hullebush. Donna worked several years with School District #70
as a Teachers Aid/Music Teacher at various schools. Later in life, she
enjoyed daily stops at Smitty's Restaurant and The Arlington Hotel coffee
shops. There will be a Memorial Tea for family and friends in celebration of
Donna's life, held at 6200 Malabar Rd., on Saturday, July 14, 2007, from
2:00-4:00 p.m. 96809
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
LOCATELLI Margaret Isabel (nee Donovan) 88, died peacefully on July 1, 2007
in Parksville, BC. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Carl
Recardo. Carl and Isabel had three daughters who survive them with their
families: Carol Anne, her husband Bob Faulkner, children Tracey and Carl
Faulkner, Robyn and son in-law Michael Thomas and great grandchildren Eden
and Nyssa Thomas; Jeannie Locatelli and her children Rory, Zoe? and Miranda
Cobb; Annette Richards and her son Anthony. Isabel was predeceased by all
four of her siblings. Born in Nelson BC, Isabel was raised in Nelson and
Grand Forks, where throughout her childhood, and as a young adult, she
excelled as an athlete in softball and track. Carl and Isabel were married
in Nelson, and raised their girls there until 1960 when they moved to
Victoria. Isabel was an active member of the Uplands Golf and Country Club.
She also loved playing the piano, salmon fishing and gardening. A "Memorial
Tea" will be held at the Uplands Golf Club Wednesday July 11th from 3 5 pm.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in her name to the BC Cancer
Foundation or the BC Parkinson's Disease Association. 96532
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
McCormack, Dr. Mary Anne It is with deep sadness that our family announces
the death of our loving mother and grandmother on Friday July 6, 2007. She
will be forever lovingly remembered by her children, grandchildren and
friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband Frank; her brother Matthew
Mahoney; her son-in-law Carl Halbgewachs; and her daughter-in-law Beverly
McCormack. She is survived by daughter Mary Halbgewachs (Wayne),
grandchildren, Deirdre, Brendan, Colin, and Shauna; daughter Patricia
McCormack; son Francis, grandchildren, Brian and Brenna; son Paul (Lori),
grandchildren, Kieran, Brigid and Mairead. Mary was born in Airdrie,
Scotland on September 13, 1920. She qualified in Medicine from the
University of Edinburgh in 1946, and practiced in the area. In 1952, she
married Dr. Frank McCormack and together they worked in Kilsyth, Scotland.
The family immigrated to Canada in 1965. Once in Saskatchewan, she practiced
with Dr. Frank in Wadena and Invermay and in 1971 moved to Saskatoon where
she practiced until her retirement in 1986. Prayers will be offered at Sands
Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, BC on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic
Church, 1775 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, BC on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 11:00
a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Hospice Society, 3122
Gibbins Road, Duncan, BC V9L 1G2. Arrangements entrusted to Sands Funeral
Chapel, Duncan, BC. Online condolences may be offered at 96788
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
McKee, Margaret Susan It is with great sorrow that Marg's family and friends
mourn her passing at age 58 on July 1, 2007 in Vernon, BC. Marg will be
sadly missed and forever remembered by her son Conor McKee, mother Joan
Larnie, sister Cathy Skalk (Ron), brother Tom Larnie (Gina), uncle Norman
Bender, nieces Michele Rusch (Dale), Terrie Skalk, Wanita Sharkey (Rob),
Taylor Larnie, Madelyn Larnie; nephews Cory Wilson, Duane Wilson, great
nieces Ashlynn Sharkey, Elissa Sharkey, great nephew Tyler Rusch, cousins
Jacquie Evans and Susannah Bender. Marg was predeceased by her husband Rick
McKee (2000), father Thomas N. Larnie (1996), Sister Jeanne Sharkey (2002),
grandparents Will and Susie Bender, Cousin Matthew Bender. Marg was born in
Vancouver June 4, 1949. She attended UBC and received an undergraduate
degree in education. She taught Math at New Westminster High School for 34
years and retired June, 2006. Marg enjoyed her travels to Scotland, Mexico,
Europe, Cuba, Hawaiian Islands, Jamaica, Alaska cruise and Mediterranean
cruise. She was looking forward to a trip to Australia in September to
compete in a Dragon Boat Festival with other breast cancer survivors. Marg
led a very active life especially since retirement. She enjoyed swing and
country dance lessons, bridge games and lessons, skiing, hiking, running,
walking, working out with weights, dragon boat racing, tutoring math, going
to the theatre, opera and plays. Marg's energy was overwhelming and she
certainly enjoyed life to its fullest. A Celebration of Life took place on
July 7, 2007 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, Coquitlam, BC. May the road rise up
to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm
upon your face. May the rain fall soft upon your field, and until we meet
again. May god hold you in the palm of his hand. 96823
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
OWEN, John Mervyn Born October 13, 1931 South Wales. Passed away June 25,
2007 at the Cowichan District Hospital. Predeceased by his wife of 50 years,
Margaret. John will be forever in the hearts of his two children Neil and
Nicola and the light of his life; granddaughter Samantha. John will
remembered by many friends including those at the Crofton Mill, members of
the Mt. Brenton Golf Club and the Nanaimo Lawn Bowlers. There will be a
Memorial Service held 10:00am Friday July 20, 2007 at First Memorial Funeral
Services, 375 Brae Road, Duncan followed by a reception. FIRST MEMORIAL
FUNERAL SERVICES Duncan, B.C. (250) 748-2134 Condolences may be sent to 96640
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
OWEN, John Mervyn Born October 13, 1931, South Wales. Passed away June 25,
2007 at the Cowichan District Hospital. Predeceased by his wife of 50 years,
Margaret. John will be forever in the hearts of his two children Neil and
Nicola and the light of his life, granddaughter, Samantha. John will be
remembered by many friends including those at the Crofton Mill, members of
the Mt. Brenton Golf Club and the Nanaimo Lawn Bowlers. There will be a
Memorial Service held 10:00a.m., Friday, July 20, 2007 at First Memorial
Funeral Services, 375 Brae Road, Duncan, followed by a reception. First
Memorial Funeral Services Duncan, B.C. (250)748-2134 Condolences may be sent
to 96889
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
SCOTT, (Effie) Eileen Eileen was born in Victoria on May 6, 1912 to Arthur
and Effie Shotbolt. She passed away on July 8, 2007 in Nanaimo. She was
married in 1935 to Tom Scott, who became her loving husband for 64 years
before his passing in 1999. she shared four sons with him, losing one
(David) in 1958. She is survived by three sons: Paul, Michael and Brent;
their children, and grandchildren. Eileen filled her life with friendship,
always extending loving acceptance to family and friends. She was graceful,
always supportive and seldom complaining. She displayed a spirit of
independence and quiet determination that set a positive example to those
who knew and loved her. We love you Nana. A Memorial Service will be held at
2:00pm Saturday, July 14, 2007 in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4235
Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo. A reception will follow in the church hall. We
extend our sincere thanks to all the caring staff at Dufferin House who
comforted her in her final days. First Memorial Funeral Services Nanaimo,
British Columbia (250) 754-8333 96969
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/11/07)
JOHNSON, LUCILE ANNETTA (nee Valente) August 21, 1921 July 4, 2007 With her
family surrounding her, Lucile slipped away on the afternoon of July 4,
2007. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Lucile is predeceased by her
parents: Eva and Peter Valente; her husband, Lance Johnson; her sister,
Carmel Steeves; and her brother, Andrew Valente. She will be greatly missed
by the surviving family: daughters: Linda Thomas (Ken), Susan Gerrand
(Steve); sons: Timber Johnson (and family), and Sailor Johnson (Lisa), and
honorary son, Mike Gentry (Jessica), as well as her 12 grandchildren and 8
great grandchildren. Lucile lived the life of a pioneer, leaving a new home
in Vancouver (with modern conveniences such as running water and electric
lights) to follow her and Lance's dream of living on Lasqueti. They moved
into a shack on Lasqueti in 1949 (the shack had no running water or electric
lights). Despite some hardships and setbacks, she and Lance raised their
children in a community they thrived in. She involved herself in the
community PTA, Farmers Institute and even attended monthly meetings, for 3
years, to help develop the Lasqueti Community Plan. In 1969, Lance and
Lucile moved to Parksville. She soon became an active member of Knox United
Church. She supported the move from the little church on the old highway to
its present site and shape on Pym. She enjoyed spinning with the Bradley
Centre Spinners on Thursdays and visiting with her good friends whenever
possible. She loved her garden (she planted one this spring). She enjoyed
her grandchildren and loved seeing her great grandchildren, especially and
always the babies. The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and
staff in the emergency and ICU wards at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Their thoughtfulness, kindness and service were really appreciated. The
service to celebrate Lucile's life will take place at Knox United Church in
Parksville, on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 1:00p.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Knox United Church Memorial Fund. 96589
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/10/07)
Patrick Joseph CONNOR 1938 2007 Patrick Joseph Connor passed away at home on
July 5, 2007 at the age of 69 with his family by his side. Pat will be
greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Dianne; son, Kevin
(Kuniko); daughter, Tara (Frederic), three delightful grandchildren:
Tristan, Claire and Kai; brothers: Denis (Della) and Terry (Moira); sister,
Maureen; brother-in-law, Val; 2 nephews, 4 nieces and friends. He was
predeceased by his sister, Eilamae in May 2000. Pat was born in Arcola,
Sask. in 1938. When he was 3 years old, his family moved to the Victoria
area where he lived until attending UBC. After earning a BSc (Forestry) in
1962, he worked for the forest industry for Crown Zellerbach in Courtenay
and the Queen Charlotte Islands and for Rayonier on northern Vancouver
Island. In 1972, he joined Eurocan Pulp and Paper in Ootsa Lake and later
transferred to Kitimat where he rose to President before retiring in 1991.
His retirement in Comox was filled with fishing, golfing and enjoying
nature, music and reading. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will
also be remembered for his sense of responsibility, determination and strong
work ethic. An informal gathering to celebrate Pat's life will be held on
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 1470 Jackson Drive, Comox from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00
p.m. A donation may be made in Pat's memory to the Vancouver Island Lodge of
the Canadian Cancer Society, 2202 Richmond Rd., Victoria, BC, V8R 4R5 or to
the Comox Valley Hospice Society, P.O. Box 3193, Courtenay, BC, V9N 5N4.
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/10/07)
DAVISON Allan Alexander Allan Alexander Davison of Nanaimo, BC, born June
21, 1929 in Cumberland, BC, died July 04, 2007 in Nanaimo Regional General
Hospital of cancer. Previously of Ucluelet, BC where he was an active member
of the community for many years. Survived by his wife Rose; his son Russell;
his daughter Pamela Dellert; his sisters: Carol Thompson and Madelynn
Kingsley; his granddaughters: Jennifer, Jodi, Kadi Davison and Emma Dellert;
his grandson: Ian Dellert and Tanner Davison; his great granddaughter
Ellianna. He will be missed by his family and friends. A service will be
held at Telford's Nanaimo Mortuary Services, 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo, BC,
on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. No flowers but donations to the
Nanaimo Hospice Society. Arrangements entrusted to TELFORD'S MID-ISLAND
MEMORIAL SERVICES 1-866-503-5553 96608
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/10/07)
Tom FALLON March 1, 1922 July 5, 2007 Tom passed away peacefully in the arms
of his loving and most adored wife, Shona on July 5, 2007 at Glacier View
Lodge in Courtenay, B.C. after a long, courageous and dignified struggle
with Alzheimer's. Tom is survived by his stepchildren; Brenda, Shirley
(John) and Ian (Charlene) of Prince George, Shona (Riley) of Gibsons, B.C.,
twelve grandchildren, his brother Ewan (Bev) of Seattle Wash. and several
nieces, nephews and his sister-inlaw Nancy Beveridge. He served with the
British Merchant Navy in W.W.II and in 1949 emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland
to Canada as a crew member on the maiden voyage of the Princess Marguerite.
He coached soccer in Victoria, was employed in the provincial government
(A.G dept) and moved to Kelowna and Prince George where he eventually worked
for Mutual Life till his retirement in 1988. He loved golf, music, reading,
oil painting and our trips back to Scotland. He spent the last 7 years in
the "ÃSpecial Care Unit "Ä at Glacier View Lodge in Courtenay receiving the
most loving and compassionate care from all the staff and Dr. W. Naaykens.
There will be an open house at 153 Manor Place, Comox on Thursday, July 12,
2007 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and in lieu of flowers donations would be greatly
appreciated to Glacier View Lodge, Special Care Unit, 2450 Back Road,
Courtenay, B.C. V9N 8B5 in Tom's memory. Arrangements entrusted to COMOX
334-0707. When I am dead, cry for me a little, But not too much. When I am
dead, think of me sometimes, But not too much. Think of me as I was in life,
at some moment it is pleasant to recall, But not too much. Leave me in
peace, And I shall leave you in peace. And while you live, Let your thoughts
be with the living. 96623
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/10/07)
GOOD, (MITCHELL) E. JEAN Passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, BC on July 7,
2007. Born in Nanaimo June 30, 1954. Survived by her sons: Willis, Jayare,
Phillip, Chuck; grandchildren: Tyson, Jennessa, Alvena, Chelsea, Trayton,
Darian, and Isaia; sister, Lavirne Good; and brother, Willis Good Jr; also
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Prayers Tuesday, July 10, 2007
at 7:00p.m. in the Longhouse Kitchen, Longhouse Rd., Cedar, BC followed by a
funeral on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 9:30a.m. Arrangements confidently
assigned to TELFORD'S MID-ISLAND MEMORIAL SERVICES 1-250-751-2254 96748
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/10/07)
HALEY, EDMUND September 13, 1926 July 8, 2007 It is with very heavy hearts
we announce the passing of Edmund Haley, a long time resident of Nanaimo, he
is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Catherine, and daughter, Karen
(Harold). Edmund was a kind, gentle soul with a great sense of humour. he
will be forever with us. No service by request. Arrangements entrusted to
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/10/07)
O'HEARN, Margaret It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Margaret
O'Hearn (nee Milburn of Wigtown, Scotland) passed away on July 5th, in her
75th year, after a short illness. She is survived by her husband Ron O'Hearn
of Nanaimo, BC and is the former wife of Ricki Lamoureux of Sudbury, ON.
Loving mother of Richard (Leanne) Lamoureux, Catherine (Don) Bedford, Mike
(Darlene) Lamoureux and Kim (Bill) North. Survived by her siblings Jack
Milburn, Mary Simmons, sister-inlaw Dale Milburn and predeceased by her
brother Robert Milburn. Margaret will be missed by countless grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, friends and relatives. A special thanks to the
caregivers at the Dufferin Place for the care they provided to Margaret. A
Memorial Service will take place on July 11, 2007 at 1pm in the First
Memorial Funeral Home, 1720 Bowen Rd., Nanaimo, BC. First Memorial Funeral
Services Nanaimo, British Columbia (250) 754-8333 96838
Vancouver Island

Deaths (07/10/07)
Arthur Marvin WATSON Dec. 1, 1933 July 9, 2007 Marvin passed away Monday
morning at St. Joseph's Hospital after a lengthy illness. Marvin was born in
Cumberland General Hospital to Rose Pearse Wain Watson and William Arthur
Watson, the youngest of 5 children. He was predeceased by his parents and
his brother Arthur (1951), Rose (1962) and Reg (1964). Marvin is survived by
his wife, Donna, his daughter Kelli (Les) Reynolds and grandsons Michael and
Mathew; his sister Elvina (Al) Kilpatrick, brothers, Albert Wain, Will
(Agnes) Watson, sister-in-law, Ann Errington and a large extended family of
nieces and nephews. Marvin spent his childhood in Cumberland and graduated
from high school in 1952. He attended Victoria Normal School in 1952-1953
and began his teaching career at Sayward. A long term employee of S.D. 71,
he served as teacher and administrator until retiring in 1988. Marvin was
active in varied community activities, particularly those related to
children and seniors. Following his retirement he enjoyed travelling and
varied outdoor activities, especially golfing as a long time member of
Sunnydale Golf Club. Marvin's family appreciates the care and concern of Dr.
Woldnik (Cumberland Medical) and the Drs. associated with B.C. Cancer
Services as well as the nursing staff of St. Joseph's Hospital. A Gathering
for Remembrance will be held at St. George's Church at 2:30 p.m. on
Thursday, July 12. Flowers gratefully declined, in preference, a donation to
the Vancouver Island Lodge for Cancer Care at 2202 Richmond Road, Victoria,
B.C. V8R 4R5 or other charity of choice. 96744
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