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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun & The Province; August 11, 2007
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Vancouver Sun & The Province; Saturday, August 11, 2007
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 8/11/2007
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ADAMSON _ Margaret (Mickey) of Burnaby, B.C., passed away on August 6, 2007,
age 84 years. Survived by her loving family: son Graham; daughter Gail and
son Terry; 4 grandchildren, Stacy, Myken, Grant and Stuart and
great-grandson Jake. Private family arrangements. In lieu of flowers
donations to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation or the S.P.C.A.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


BATTISTE _ Florence Theodora September 30, 1920 to August 2, 2007 Our
beloved Florence touched the lives of friends, family and even strangers
with her selflessness. She was passionately interested in the lives of
others. As well, she was so exceptionally outgoing that she will be
remembered fondly by many people whose lives she touched. Although she was
86 years old when she died in Lions Gate Palliative Care she had never
allowed herself to grow "old". She was as comfortable and informed talking
to a 20 year old as to someone of her own generation. Always an avid sports
fan, she loved to watch and discuss all kinds of sporting events. Her family
adored her and she will maintain a special place in hearts and memories for
years to come. As a young woman in 1948 Florence courageously moved from her
family home in North Sydney, Nova Scotia to a new life in Vancouver. She
overcame her limited early education by attending night school. This opened
the door to a successful 35 year career in payroll, personnel and
accounting. Everywhere she worked she made lasting friends. Our very special
"Nana" leaves behind her daughter Joan Williams and son-in-law Brian. She
will be terribly missed by grandson Aaron Williams and granddaughter Jordan
Adams. In addition she was a loving great grandmother to Kayleigh and
Addison Adams. Regular phone calls kept her in touch with nephew Spencer
McPhee and niece Michelle Baker in Ontario. Florence's great interest in her
extended family never wavered and she kept in close contact with sister
Barbara MacDonald and brother-in-law Ken MacDonald. She was also devoted to
niece Jane Black. Special people like Florence don't ever make the headlines
but the world was a better place for 86 years because she passed through it.
No service by Florence's request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


BEACH _ Marjorie Evelyn Agatha (nee Gittens) Born August 30, 1915 passed
away peacefully on August 8, 2007 at Charles Barham Extended Care Pavilion
of Surrey Memorial Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by her three
sons Cecil, Leroy and Carlyle; daughters-in-law Edileusa, Yvette and Judy.
Grandchildren Janine, Renee, Alanna and Shaun; nephews and nieces here in
Canada, U.S. and Trinidad. She was predeceased by her loving husband
Herbert, sister Winnie, brothers Lancy, Carlton and Hugh. A Funeral Service
will be held at St. Michael's Anglican Church 12996 60 Avenue, Surrey on
Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations to
Alzheimers Society would be greatly appreciated. Victory Memorial Park
Funeral Centre. 604-536-6522 www.victorymemorialpark.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


(Memoriam)
ROBERT W. BONNER September 10, 1920 - August 12, 2005 There isn't a day goes
by for the last 2 years that we don't miss your laughter, humour, wit and
kindness. Love always, the VanEgmond Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


BUESCHKENS _ Josef was born April 16, 1922 in Cologne Germany and enjoyed
his youth growing up along the Rhein River. After completing engineering
school he volunteered for the 1st division paratroops and served tours in
Crete, Russia, Africa and Memo: ?Normandy. Following the war he returned to
Germany where he met his wife to be Kaja Luckman and they decided to move to
Canada to start a new life together. Josef arrive in Montreal in 1951 with
$100.00 tucked away in his shoe and came across the country by train to
Vancouver Island where he started working in forestry in order to generate
enough money to bring Kaja over 2 years later. His selling career started at
the Hudson's Bay company in Victoria after which he started his own business
in Vancouver in 1964 which flourished into warehouse, office and home
construction business until his retirement in 1984. Both Joe and Kaja
traveled extensively over the next many years and enjoyed their family and
grandchildren in North Vancouver. Josef is predeceased by his wife and
survived by his three sons Peter, Michael, William and their families
totalling seven grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him,
his lust for life and sense of humour. In true Paratrooper fashion he
tackled life head on and savoured every moment. Joe has now completed his
last jump...
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


DANIELL _ Peter Douglas RCAF Veteran. Passed away peacefully on August 2,
2007 at the age of 88. Survived by his loving family, wife Jean, sister Jean
Crawshaw, 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private
family memorial only. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers of St.
Paul's Hospital for their kind care. In lieu of flowers, please consider
donation to the Salvation Army.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


DAWSON _ Donald Millard Born 1930 Vancouver, B.C. Passed away peacefully in
Burnaby Hospital after a long series of illnesses. Married over 55 years to
Edna and lived in a home they built together in 1953. Survived by 2 sons,
Ross (Elaine) Dawson of Cranbrook, B.C. and Rick Dawson of Williams Lake,
B.C. Grandpa to Jenilee and Michael both of Edmonton, Alberta. Mourned by
brother Alan and sister-in-law Mary Holmes. Uncle Don to Lorene Yonemura,
Cheryl McIntosh and Stephen Holmes, great uncle to Andrea and Vannessa
Holmes and Matthew and Sean McIntosh. He had many cousins and their
families. Predeceased by father Oswald, mother Beatrice and brother Lorne.
Don was educated in Vancouver and received several degrees from UBC and
Western Washington University, It was his concern and love for children that
led to a long career with the Vancouver School Board. He was a Teacher,
Special Counselor, Head and Director of Special Services, but he decided to
end his career to again work with special needs children as the principal of
Oakridge School. Don was instrumental for making many changes in the
education system - establishing drug and sex programs, visually and hearing
impaired centres, skills development centres, learning assistance centres
and the establishment of in-school physiotherapy. Both before and after his
retirement he was an active volunteer in his church, Scouting, with the
Burnaby RCMP in community policing and was a Director of the Volunteer
Bureau of Burnaby. His hobbies included Canadian History, wood turning,
furniture making, gardening - especially prized tomatoes which he lavishly
distributed to others- He loved boating, fishing, hiking and the outdoors.
He was a good trumpeter and had played and traveled with the Kitsilano Boys
Band. He was concerned with the plight of people in poor countries
especially the blind. If one should wish to donate in his memory: Operation
Eyesight Universal, #2 - 252 East 1st Street, North Vancouver. B.C. V7L 1B3.
A family memorial will be held at a later date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 8/10/2007 - 8/11/2007.


DRAMALIS _ Alexander (Alex) February 15, 1919 - August 8, 2007 Alexander
(Alex) Dramalis passed away peacefully at the Rockyview General Hospital in
Calgary on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at the age of 88 years with his family
at his side. Alex is survived by his daughter Marina (George) and their
children Dimitri and Cristina all of Athens, Greece and his son George
(Sharon) and their children Daniel (Mary) and Greg (Brandy) of Calgary. He
welcomed his first great grandchild, Nicolas, into his life six weeks ago.
Alex was predeceased by his parents, George and Marika, and his sister Xeni,
all of Athens, Greece who were well known in the acting community. He was
also predeceased by his loving wife Mary in 2001 in Vancouver and his
beloved grandson Ryan in 1996. Alex and Mary were married in Athens in 1942
and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1948 where they raised their family.
They lived a happy life amongst their many good friends and close family
giving the gift of their constant love and devotion to their children and
grandchildren. For this we are forever greatful. In 2006 Alex moved to
Calgary to be close to his family. Everywhere Alex went he shared his
cheerful spirit and humour and we know that his wonderful friends at Lake
Bonavista Village will miss him. Relatives and friends are invited to
Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial Chapel (5008
Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church (1
Tamarac Crescent S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
Graveside Service to follow in the "Garden of Christus" at Eden Brook
Memorial Gardens in Calgary, AB. Forward condolences through
www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be
made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 - 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary,
AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email debbis@ cancer.ab.ca . The
family would like to thank the nursing staff of Unit 56 at Rockyview General
Hospital for their care and support during these last months. In living
memory of Alex Dramalis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial
Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW
DRIVE S.W., Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


DUDECK _ June Evelyn (Elliott, nee Kidd) January 10, 1927 - August 7, 2007
With our love, Mum passed away unexpectedly. Predeceased by husband Alf. She
is missed by her beloved family , Cheryl and Sander Heynemans, Wayne and
Anne Elliott, her cherished grandsons, Darren and Danielle Elliott, Kevin
Elliott, Paul Heynemans and her delightful great-granddaughter, Teagan.
Heartfelt thank you to other family members, neighbours and all her friends
whose presence she so valued. She will be remembered for her unconditional
love and support, her smile, laughter and happy, positive spirit. Many
thanks to staff of MSA, Worthington and Burnaby Hospital for her excellent
care. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date in place of a
service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of
B.C. please. PO Box 3632 STN Terminal, Vancouver, V6B 3Y8. "Go with love
Mum, and watch over us!"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


RICHARD BARRINGTON ELWORTHY Rick passed away July 29th, 2007. He was born
December 7, 1923 in Vancouver B.C. to Violet (Wells) and Fredrick Barrington
Elworthy. Rick's young years were spent in Vancouver where he had many
friends (some of which he has kept through the years). After leaving the
Navy in 1945, he got involved in the Automobile business. Eventually he and
his partner, Dave Watt, bought and operated Volkswagen Pacific of Canada.
Rick was able to enjoy his hobbies of golfing at the Capilano Golf Course
and raising and racing thoroughbreds. Rick retired early and moved to
Scottsdale Az. Retirement didn't last long as he opened a new business;
McCormick Ranch Custom Pools. There he enjoyed selling and managing his new
company. If that wasn't enough to keep him busy he owned and operated a
restaurant / lounge for one year. After selling both businesses, Rick did
retire. He married Madonna (Berg) his best friend in 1983. They enjoyed life
to the fullest. Having lots of friends in BC, they would spend 4 months each
year in the Vancouver/White Rock area. Rick is survived by his devoted wife
Madonna of 24 years, his loving daughters Deborah Elworthy of Blaine Wa.,
Shawn Monette (Ron) of Lakeside AZ., Erin-Leigh David of Tacoma Wa.; his
loving son Brett Barrington Elworthy (Liz Girardin) of Tempe Az.; Andree
Norris of Victoria, the mother of Rick's children, Grandchildren Lance
Campbell, Clayton and Danielle Monette, Maxx and Trevor Elworthy; his 4
step-children, 7 step-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren. At
Rick's request there will be no services, however his family will gather for
a celebration of life.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


ERICKSON _ Ralph William Ralphy March 3, 1941 - August 2, 2007 It is with
great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ralph Erickson on
August 2, 2007. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lesley, of 46 years,
his children Tracy, Terry (Jason), Will (Kim), his seven grandchildren Jeff,
Danielle, Megan, Ryan, Karley, Brooklynn and Justin, his sister-in-law
Estelle, brother-in-law Jim, his nieces and nephews and the many friends he
made over the years. You will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever. A
memorial service will be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North
Vancouver on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made on Ralph's behalf to the Canadian Diabetic
Association.
Published in The Province from 8/9/2007 - 8/12/2007.


ESSLER _ Helen Margeurite (nee Dolsen) August 8, 1917 - August 5, 2007 It is
with sadness and joy that we announce the passing of our dear mother,
grandma and great- grandma. Helen is predeceased by her loving husband of 66
years, Arnold, who went ahead of her 3 weeks ago; also predeceased by her
brother George Dolsen. She is lovingly remembered by her 2 daughters, Louise
(Eddie) Wood and Marion (Steve) Brandner; 5 grandchildren Eddie (Alison)
Wood, Debbie (Cory) Beisiegel, Michael (Carmyn) Brandner, Paul (Annie)
Brandner and Kathy (Gregor) Resch, 5 great-grandchildren Ryan, Andrew, Theo,
Madison and Eva; also nephews Arthur, Bruce and David Dolsen. Helen was born
in Vancouver and grew up in the Mount Pleasant area. Her childhood with her
family was happy, fun loving and adventurous. This formed the foundation of
a life of deep commitment and faithfulness to her immediate and extended
family and friends. Helen's journey as a Christian defined who she was, she
consistently shared her faith. She always sought out those who needed a
friend. Helen was an astute business woman and was successful in real
estate. During Helen and Arnold's retirement they lived in Richmond and
White Rock. For the past 3 years they have resided at Westminster House
where they were lovingly cared for by their excellent staff. We are grateful
to them for making mom and dad's last years together comfortable and stable.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Helen's life will be held on Wednesday,
August 22, 2007 at 10:30am at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 - 140 Street,
Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to White Rock Baptist
Church, Union Gospel Mission or Surrey Hospice Society. Victory Memorial
Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522 www.victorymemorialpark.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


FORD _ It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden
passing of our mother Helen Ford (nee MacInnes). She was born in Carberry,
Manitoba April 6, 1915. She passed away August 7, 2007. She will be loving
remembered by her sister Shirley Stiles, son Jeff, his wife Rosemary,
daughter Cheryl (Ford), her husband Ray Pasholko and grandchildren Jennifer
and Warren Pasholko, and Caroline Ford. She was predeceased by her parents
Margaret and Alexander MacInnes, bothers Alexander, Harry and sisters
Margaret Griffith, Rheta Griffith, Vera Nield and husband Jack Ford. A
memorial service will be held at the South Burnaby United Church on Monday,
August 13 at 1:00 pm 7591 Gray Ave (Gray and Rumble). Reception to follow in
church hall. She was an active member of the Masonic Order of Eastern Star.
In lieu of flowers consider a donation to either Maple Leaf Chapter #19 OES
for cancer dressings, B.C. Cancer or to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


FORSYTH _ William (Bill) Michael born in Neepawa, Manitoba, October 15,
1947, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on August 7,
2007. Bill, pre-deceased by his father Morley, is survived by his beloved
wife Janyce, his son Pierre, his mother Virginia, his twin brother Morley
(Margot), brother Raymond (Jonathan), sister Barbara, sister-in-law Bev
(Paul), sister-in-law Judy, his nieces Virginia (Paul), Kathryn, Sigourney,
Genevieve, nephews John, Charlie, and Rhys, grand niece Sophie, grand
nephews John Jr. (J.J.), Tobias and Leo. As a child Bill was a quiet boy,
but nevertheless managed to attract a lot of attention with his twin brother
Morley. From an early age and for the rest of his life Bill had a quick wit
and a talent for fixing things. As a young man, Bill joined his father
Morley and his brother Raymond in the family business (Forsyth Rentals and
Equipment) selling and renting heavy machinery. Bill's organizational skills
and his talent for troubleshooting and problem solving were key reasons why
Forsyth Rentals grew into a very successful business. Later Bill and Ray
worked together in a new business designing and manufacturing heavy
equipment. Once again the new business achieved terrific success in large
part because of Bill's skill and ability in managing difficult and complex
operations. Bill was the bedrock upon which the family businesses were
built. In his younger years Bill was an expert skier. He was an active
participant in the lively apres ski culture at Whistler from the heady days
of the resort town in the mid 1970's to the mid 1990's. Later, Bill became
an avid boater and shared many happy times on the water with his wife Janyce
and their son Pierre. Over the years Bill won the respect and friendship of
his fellow boaters, in part because of his work as their amateur consultant
on all manner of mechanical problems, but mostly because of his playful
sense of humour, good nature and solid character. Bill was the proud father,
friend and mentor to his son Pierre and soul-mate and loving husband to his
wife Janyce. Together with his family (and his dog Nikki) Bill lived a life
filled with love, happiness and laughter. Taken from us too soon, Bill will
be remembered as a devoted son, father, husband and brother, quick to help
his friends; someone who lifted our spirits and enriched our lives. A
celebration of Bill's life will be held on Tuesday, August 14th from 2:00 pm
to 5:00 pm at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Flowers are graciously
declined. Donations to the BC Children's Hospital or Make-a-Wish Foundation
in Bill's memory would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


FRY _ Margaret We are saddened to announce the loss of our mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother on Friday, August 3, 2007. Survived by her
son Michael (Debbie), granddaughters Katherine (Paul), Suzanne (Todd) and
great-grandchildren Emma and Griffin, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Sincere thanks to the staff of Royal City Manor and to the staff on 4South
of the RCH. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held on Saturna Island
at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in Margaret's
name to the Saturna Island Recreation Centre, Saturna Island, BC. VON 2Y0.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


FULTON _ JOHN BELLAMY , December 10 1963 "A BEAUTIFUL SOUL" With profound
sadness the family announces the loss of Johnny on July 31, 2007. He lived
his life with compassion, courage, a wonderful sense of humour and with an
incredible devotion to his family and children. A wonderful son to Phyllis
and John, brother to Lynda (Ray Proc) and Kelly (Randy Lyons), best friend
to daughter Eva Paige, soul mate to his wife Tara and loving step father to
Alyssa, Geoffrey, Camille, Matthew, Rachael and Max. The measure of a man's
life is not how long he lived but the affect he had on people and how he
touched them. "You can shed tears that he is gone, you can smile because he
has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he will return, or open
your eyes and see all that he has left. Your heart can be empty because you
can't see him, or you can be full of the love that you have shared. You can
turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for
tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he's gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your
mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what he would want ... open
your eyes, love and go on. You will be so dearly missed Sweetheart. You now
walk among the angels. Our heartfelt thank you to Dr. Grafton, Dr. Squire,
Dr. Hareon, Dr Bayley, Debi Haryett and the nurses at the Lions Gate
Hospitals 7th Floor. In lieu of flowers donations to Canadian Cancer Society
or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. All friends and family are
welcome to a celebration of Johnny's life at the home of Lynda and Ray Proc
in West Vancouver on Saturday July 18th, 2007 from 2-5 ( )
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/10/2007 - 8/12/2007.


GARDNER _ Wayne Ross Our wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend,
Wayne passed away peacefully on August 8, 2007 at the age of 68. Predeceased
by his son Scott. Wayne will be lovingly missed by his wife Becky of 25
years. Children Kelly (Russ, Tyler, Hayley), Chris, Cindy (Brian).
Granddaughter, Emily. Brother Ron (Jasmine), as well as Aunty Marge and
cousins, nieces and nephews. Wayne will also be sadly missed by his North
Carolina family and friends. Let's not forget to mention his faithful
Schnauzer, Eli. Wayne was born in Vancouver, and spent his entire working
career in different aspects of the B.C. lumber industry. Wayne's family and
friends knew him as a very caring person, empathetic and an extremely good
listener. He loved fishing, and spent many beautiful B.C. summers pursuing
his hobby with family and friends. We know that he's in the perfect fishing
spot now. A Celebration of Wayne's life to be held at Fairwinds Golf Club,
Nanoose Bay, on August 14 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to The
Palliative Care Unit, Nanaimo Regional Hospital would be greatly
appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


GARROOD _ Ann-Jane (nee McKelvey) Ann passed away on August 7, 2007 at age
73 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her
husband of 49 years Bernard, daughter Elizabeth, sons Stuart and Charles;
grandchildren Eleanor, Caitlin, Declan, Samuel and Emma. A private gathering
of family and friends will be held later this month. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society at (250)
758-8857. Telford's Mid-Island Memorial Services 1-866-503-5553
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


HADLEY _ Lloyd Gordon (Gord) August 17, 1931- August 7, 2007 It is with
great sadness that we announce the passing of Lloyd Gordon Hadley, beloved
husband and father. He leaves behind Mel, his wife of 55 years, his son
Wayne (Chris), daughter Maureen (Leo), and his grandchildren Michael,
Kristen and Danielle. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Gord moved with his
family to North Vancouver in 1942. Like his father before him, Gord was a
proud member of International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Lodge 359,
receiving his boilermakers certificate in 1955. Work took him across the
country, from Southern Ontario to the Alberta tar sands, and throughout the
province of BC. A kind and gentle man, Gord will always be remembered for
his unwavering love and devotion to his family and friends. Gord was
pre-deceased by brother Lorne and sister Anita. He leaves behind two
sisters, Doris and Della, two brothers, Robert and George, and many nieces,
nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the
Burnaby Hospital Foundation or the Heart & Stroke Fund. Funeral Service will
be held on Wednesday August 15, 2007 at 10:00 am at Ocean View Funeral Home,
4000 Imperial Street Burnaby, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


HARMON _ Thomas Redo, died peacefully in his sleep August 1, 2007. Tom was
born in Munson, Alberta, July 4, 1911. He is survived by his loving wife of
69 years, Margaret, and his devoted children, Peter, Joanne Keenan, and
Jamie plus seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Tom graduated from
University of Alberta Medical School in 1937. He was best known
professionally as the chief pathologist for the City of Vancouver for many
years. Also, he was Director of the laboratories for Lions Gate Hospital
until his retirement. He especially enjoyed playing golf at Shaughnessy Golf
& Country Club where he was a life member. He loved his home in Maui where
he spent time every year. The family would like to thank the staff at UBC
Hospital and Dr. Tom Perry for their kindnesses during Tom's last days. By
request, there will be no public memorial service.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/10/2007 - 8/12/2007.


HIBLER _ Richard Anton was born on November 1, 1913, in Bruneck, Austria
(now Brunico, Italy). He passed away peacefully August 6, 2007, at the
German Canadian Care Home after a long, eventful life. Predeceased by
Johanna, his wife of 55 years, he is survived by his daughters Erika and
Irma and son-in-law Marvin. Richard requested that no services be held and
that his ashes be placed beside Johanna's at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The
family wishes to thank the staff of the German Canadian Care Home for their
kindness and support. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's name may be
sent to the home at 2010 Harrison Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5P 2P6.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


HOBMAN _ David Smith March 25, 1941 to August 2, 2007 passed away peacefully
at home with his wife and family by his side. A Memorial Service in
celebration of his life will be held on August 18, 2007 at the Maple Ridge
Funeral Chapel at 2:00 P.M. Location is at 11969 - 216th Street in Maple
Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Red Cross
Society or The Salvation Army. Condolences may be sent to
www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


Paul Lindsay Houghton 1952-2007. Died tragically July 30, 2007. Paul was a
gentle and generous man; loved his garden, his kitchen, the ocean, and his
country solitude. Very sadly and recently predeceased by brother Lloyd, Dad
Gord, Mum Audrey, leaving sister Lee. Goodbye, dear baby brother, too soon
gone.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


INNES _ Brenna Jaclyn. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden
loss of Brenna, our daughter, best friend and inspiration, on Monday, August
6, 2007. Brenna, known as "B", was a joy to her family and all who knew her.
In her 21 years she grew into an accomplished athlete, a gifted scholar and
a humanitarian, working with intellectually disabled people through the Best
Buddies Program at the University of Victoria. In her short time, Brenna
made the world a better place and her spirit will live on in the many people
she touched. Brenna is survived by her parents Heidi and Grant, her sister
Kelsey, her grandparents Doug and Shirley Innes, and Paul Schwab. She will
be sadly missed by her many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and teammates. A
memorial service will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, August 15th at the
Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue (Oak Street and 49th
Avenue) in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers or gifts, a scholarship fund has
been established in Brenna's name at Point Grey Secondary School. Memorial
donations can be made to The Brenna Innes Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o
Vancouver School Board, 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6J 5K8. To leave
condolences for the family go to kearneyfs.com and click on obituarys.
Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/10/2007 - 8/12/2007.


JOKANOVICH _ Roy (Radomir) October 27, 1934 - August 6, 2007 It is with
heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Roy Jokanovich on August 6,
2007. Predeceased by his parents and brother (Bill), he will be lovingly
remembered by his nieces Roberta and Carrie (Shawn) and nephew Michael
(Margaret), and his many dear friends including Erhlinda and Rio. He
attended U.B.C. where he was assistant coach to the UBC Thunderbirds. He was
a gifted athlete who went on to play offensive tackle in the C.F.L. with the
B.C. Lions, Toronto Argonaunts and the Calgary Stampeders. Later he went on
to work with his father and brother in the family hotel business. Roy had a
lust for life and will be greatly missed. A service will be held at Forest
Lawn Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 15 at 1:00pm, Internment to follow,
3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
the B.C. Diabetes Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


KEATLEY _ Philip died unexpectedly in Vancouver on August 6th, 2007. He was
born in Vancouver on August 29th, 1929 and grew up in North Vancouver. He is
survived by his beloved wife of fifty-four years Elizabeth (nee Grant) and
his three children, Anne Murdoch (Brent), Christopher Keatley (Tracey),
Julia Keatley (Guy) and five grandchildren Chris, Kate, Jenny, William and
Sarah. Philip graduated from North Vancouver High School in 1947 and then he
attended U.B.C. where he became actively involved in the Player's Club and
began his lifelong passion for the arts. After graduating he and Elizabeth
moved to London, England so that he could pursue an acting career on the
stage. In 1956, he was called back to Canada to begin a thirty-four year
career directing and producing television for the CBC. Philip was
instrumental in developing the talent base of the British Columbia film
industry. He had an extraordinary generosity of spirit and was a mentor to
many of the people he worked with. Specializing in drama, Philip created and
developed ten separate television series. Significant among them are Cariboo
Country, The Beachcombers and Cold Squad. He was throughout his career a
spokesman for the regional voice in the arts in Canada. Not just for the
British Columbia voice but for all the regional colours and accents that
distinguish this country. But above all, Philip had a deep commitment to his
family, extended family and many close friends. He was a devoted and loving
husband, father and friend to many. He will be deeply missed. A memorial
service will be held on Friday, September 14th, 2007 at 3:00 pm at the
Unitarian Church at 949 West 49th Avenue in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) at
www.palvancouver.com in memory of Philip Keatley.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


(Memoriam)
KERR _ Peter September 25 1943- 11th August 2005 "Two years have passed
without you and oh, how we miss your smiles, hugs and laughter! You are in
our hearts each and everyday as we try to carry on knowing that you are
watching over us. We miss you more than words could ever say" Husband and
best friend of Kate, loving Dad to Peter and Nicki and best grandad in the
whole world to Tony and Katie.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


LEE _ Evelyn November 19th, 1935 August 8, 2007 With deep sadness, we
announce the passing of our mother Evelyn Lee. After seven years of living
with cancer, she passed away peacefully at the palliative care unit at VGH
on August 8th. Family members Wayne, Dennis and Ryan were at her side as she
went back to God. Evelyn had a passion for life as many of her friends and
family will agree. She enjoyed a full life which included traveling, biking,
tennis, pottery and painting. What meant the most to her, however, were the
relationships she had with friends and family. A funeral service and viewing
will be held at her church: Thursday, 16 August 2007 at 1pm Trinity Baptist
Church, 460 West 49th Ave (and Granville) A Celebration of Life reception
will follow immediately after (approximately 2pm) at: Arbutus Club
(Quilchena Room, 3rd floor) 2001 Nanton Avenue Vancouver, BC
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


LEIER _ James Andrew, died August 8, 2007, in 100 Mile House, BC, age 83,
after a courageous struggle with cancer. Jim is survived by his loving wife
Margaret, sons Mark (Annette) and Ben (Heather), sister-in-law Christine
Gray and nephews Jeff and Clint (Adina). He will be missed by family and
friends, including Scott, Marian, Keri and Meredith Leier and Rita Cranch.
Jim was born in Allan, Saskatchewan, August 26, 1923, and enlisted in the
RCAF during World War II. He worked for the Municipality of Delta for 25
years and was a member of CUPE Local 454, retiring in 1984 as superintendent
of public works. He was active in minor league soccer, football and
baseball, and was a paddock judge at Paterson Park Race Track. He was an
officer of Royal Canadian Air Cadet 828 Hurricane Squadron from 1975 to
1980, and was its commanding officer 1977 - 79. Jim joined the Freemasons
Keystone Lodge No. 115 and belonged to the Gizeh Temple and its Drum and
Bugle Corps. In 100 Mile House, he was a member of Mount Begbie Lodge No.
183 and Centre Lodge No. 113, and was a charter member of Big Country Shrine
Club 50. Private Service by request. Interment to follow at Boundary Bay
Cemetery, Delta. Letters of condolence can be sent to the family at
100milefuneralservice.com 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. in care of the
arrangements.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


LENNOX _ In Loving Memory of Kathryn Anne Lennox (21 January 1952) passed
away August 2, 2007 in Prince George after a valiant struggle with leukemia.
Kathy is survived by her husband Don; son Chris; daughter Julia; sister
Marilyn (Ernie) Jaggassar, Qualicum Beach, BC; brother Tom Kerr, White Rock,
BC; grandma Jessie Lennox, Sarnia, ON; Don's sisters Joanne (Walt) Scott,
Branchton, ON, Shirley (Lorne) Dennis, Calgary, AB, Sandra (Brian) Roy,
Enfield, NS. Kathy has asked in lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer
Foundation, Leukemia Bone Marrow Transplant Research (in memory of Kathy),
Ste 600 - 686 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1. No service by request. A
special thanks to the efforts of Dr. Burg (PG) and Dr. D. Forrest (VGH-BMT
team) as well as neighbours and friends for their tremendous support. Kathy
is missed by all.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


MAHOOD _ Gertrude Evelyn (nee Goyer) June 25, 1922 - August 2, 2007 It is
with deep sorrow that her family announces the death of Gertrude after a
long struggle with post-polio syndrome. She passed away peacefully at home.
Gertie was predeceased by her husband on April 21, 2007 and her
daughter-in-law Robyn in 2006. She leaves to mourn her passing her two sons
Brian of Calgary and James (JoAnne) of Edmonton, grandchildren Rory, Shannon
(Cliff) Potter, Shaun (Kristi), Eric and David, great-grandson Dustin and
her sister Peggy Grimble. Gertie was a 1943 Commerce graduate of the
University of B.C. She worked for the Income Tax Department prior to her
marriage. She was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and the Kappa
Sigma Wives Association. The family would like to thank Dr. J. Sloan, the
nurses of Pacific Spirit and R. Raqueno for their invaluable care and
kindness. As per her wishes Gertie will be cremated and there will be no
service. We will remember her in our hearts and memories. In lieu of
flowers, donations to Little Mountain Place would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 8/9/2007 - 8/11/2007.


McMINN _ GARVIN September 14, 1933 - July 31, 2007 Survived by his wife of
40 years, Sheila; daughter Teresa; and son Jim and grandchildren Aubrey,
Jack and Ella. His sister-in-law Peggy (Don) and his nieces Dallas (Len),
Darcy (Gordon), Wendy (Rob) and nephew Corey (Anita) and grand-nephew and
grand-niece Ryan and Melissa. Will long remember the great pool parties. He
was with the Vancouver Police Dept. from 1955 to 1962 then on to a varied
career including Channel 8 TV where he and Andy Marquis scooped the news
world with their coverage of the great Alaska earthquake. He was on the BC
Gaming Commission from 1988 to 1992 then on to the stock market and business
management both here and in California. Very special thanks to Dr. Paul
Sugar, Dr Bill Haniak and Dr Rejesh Mainra and the nurses on 4 West and 7
West at LGH. Your care and compassion made his pain bearable. There will be
cremation and no service at his request. Memorials may be sent in his name
to: Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 231 East 15th St, North
Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L7
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


McPHEE _ E. M. Irene November 27, 1907 - July 1, 2007 Born in Shropshire,
England. Mom came to Canada at the age of 13 to live with an Aunt in
Meadowbrook, BC. She was the 1st bride to be married in the Meadowbrook
Methodist Church, April 26, 1924. Predeceased by husbands Andy L. Johnson
and Angus McPhee, son Ronald L. Johnson and all of her 8 brothers and
sisters in England. Survived by her only daughter Rennie Dolores Jackson,
her many grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren. No service.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


McWILLIAM _ George Kerr It is with great sadness that we announce the
peaceful passing of our Uncle George on July 26, 2007 at the age of 91.
George was born in Old Kilpatrick, Scotland in 1916 immigrating to Canada in
1922. As a young man, he moved with his family to Port Alberni where he
assisted in the family's retail clothing business. Predeceased by his
brothers, Robert, John and David and sisters Isobella and Jessie and
recently by nieces Isobel (Ella) Parkinson and Ann Hamblin. Survived by
eight great-nieces and nephews and 14 great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services arranged by Mt. Pleasant Funeral Home will be held at 11:00
a.m. at Oceanview Burial Park at 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby, Rev. Ray Waller
officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunrise Lynn Valley and
Drs. Mary Robertson and Malcolm MacDonald for their special care and kind
attention.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


MORRISON _ Gilbert Haydon Born December 26th, 1913 in Pipestone, Manitoba
died peacefully August 5th, 2007 in Burnaby Hospital. Predeceased by his
wife Phyllis in 1989, his son-in-law David Cole in 1999, his grandson
David's son Evan in 2001 and his dear companion Mae Lavature in 1997. Loving
Father of son Jack (Pat) and their daughter Valerie, daughter Marilyn (Des)
and her daughter Erin (Sheldon) and her son Chris. Great-grandchildren
Blake, Brock, Caitlin, Steele, Taryn and Beth. Also survived by much loved
Marie McKinlay and many loving family members including sister-in-law Bessie
Lloyd, nieces Melva and Denise Morrison and many other nieces and nephews.
Gil was a loving Father, Grandfather and Great Grandpa "Pops" and he will be
sadly missed by all who knew him. Gil was a long time employee of Woodwards
where he greatly enjoyed the many years he worked and playing softball and
singing in the "Glee Club". He was also a very active soccer player, coach
and referee in the Lower Mainland for over 30 years and a superb tenor
singing solos in many events in the community. The family would like to
thank the staff of the Burnaby Hospital, Community Home Support Services
Association and the staff and residents at the "Mulberry" for their kindness
and friendship. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 at
1:30 pm at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC. In
lieu of flowers donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would
be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


(Memoriam)
BERYL MUNRO August 11, 2006 Mom...today,tomorrow,our whole lives thru.....
we will always love and remember you. Ray, Karin & George
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


NICKEL_ Susanne (Sue) (Nee Wiebe) Sue Nickel, 80, of Abbotsford, died
Thursday, August 2, 2007 at the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, after
a brief battle with cancer. Her husband of sixty years, Abe, held her hand
as she passed to glory. Susanne was born November 19, 1926, in the village
of Felsenbach, Russia. Along with her parents and older brother, she escaped
the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and immigrated to Canada in 1927.
The family farmed in Saskatchewan until they moved to BC in 1933, where they
farmed in Agassiz, and later in Abbotsford. After marriage to Abe Nickel in
1947, the couple moved to Vancouver to raise their family. Sue always had a
positive influence on people, even if she just spent a few moments with
them. Her enemies have never been found. She leaves behind a better world
that is richer for her presence. Sue's family will continue to love her,
deeply and forever. She leaves behind her beloved husband Abe, sons Tom (and
Margo), Mark (and Irene), Howard, Stan (and Kathy), and a daughter, Joyce
(and Fabrizio); and grandchildren Aimee, Matthew, Benjamin, Joshua, Alicia,
Tom, Kailey, Andrew, Connor, Nina, Katherine, and Charlotte. Her surviving
siblings are Hilda Driedger, Abe, Tina Braun, Paul and Dan. Sue was preceded
in death by brothers John, Henry, Wilhelm, and Neil; and sisters Frieda and
Ann. Friends and family celebrated her life on Tuesday, August 7, at
Bakerview Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Christine Morrison
Hospice, 7324 Hurd St., Mission, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


NIKIFORUK _ Thomas Philip Loved and loving husband, father, coach and friend
Tom passed away peacefully on July 29, 2007, two days short of his 57th
birthday. Tom is survived and sorely missed by his wife Laurie, sons Adam
and Ryan, siblings Bill (Mary Anne), Ted (Bev) and Marilyn (Lawrence) and
many nieces, nephews and friends. Tom will be remembered by his family as a
caring, intelligent, fun loving, active, down-to-earth, generous, irreverent
individualist who loved a heated discussion with friends. He kept us first
in his priorities, while juggling volunteer work and his job as a project
manager, most recently with AMEC Engineering. In the words of a friend and
colleague "He left a legacy of people who loved him dearly, admired him,
trusted him, and quite simply valued him highly for his no BS integrity." A
memorial service will be held Friday, August 17 at 2:00 pm at the Unitarian
Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49 Avenue (at Oak) followed by a reception. In
lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Brain Tumour
Foundation of Canada or GF Strong Rehab Centre c/o VGH & UBC Hospital
Foundation. Condolences may be left for the family at: www.kearneyfs.com and
click on "Obituaries" Kearney Funeral Home 604-736-0268
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


ODHAMS _ David Valentine Lynch August 6, 2007, age 86 years. Dear husband of
Judy, loving father of Anne Louise, Hugh and Guy and grandfather of
Chrisopher, Vanessa, William and Rachel. David was a long term resident of
Vancouver and former Chairmen of Vancouver Wharfs Ltd. A service of
thanksgiving for David's life will be held at St. Nicholas Church, Stilton
Dorset on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 12:00pm. Donations if desired to
the Alzheimer's Society may be sent to Bracher Brothers F/D, Gillingham
Dorset, England, SP8 4QL. 01747 822 494
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/10/2007 - 8/12/2007.


PACKER _ Maurice (Moe) slipped quietly away on the evening of August 5,
surrounded by his family. Born on April 1, 1921 in Saskatoon, Moe grew up in
Biggar, Saskatchewan, and attended the University of Saskatchewan. His
education was interrupted by WWII when he joined the RCAF and was stationed
in the Yorkshire countryside, flying in Lancasters. After returning to
Canada and continuing his education, he moved to Vancouver to work as a
partner in Shaugnessy Cleaners on Granville and 13th, leaving the business
in 1970. He then went on to manage an intermediate care facility, staying on
until his retirement in 1992. He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years,
Mona; children Carla (Gaby), Elaine (David) and Reesa (Les); grandchildren
Ori, Yuval, Alon, Naomi, Daniel, and step-grandchildren Lisa and Sarah; and
many nieces, nephews and cousins. Our thanks to the staff at the Elder Care
unit at Jimmy Pattison Pavilion at VGH for taking care of Dad over the last
month. Dad loved sports, music, travel; most of all, he loved his family. We
miss you and your smile, Dad; you'll always be with us.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


PANEK _ Joseph (Pepa) our much-loved Dad, finally ran out of lives August 5,
2007. A cycling fiend, enthusiastic debater and passionate reader, he was
not averse to sharing a pint or two with anyone willing to join in loud and
lusty song (as long as it was a Czech song). In his action-packed 87 years
he cheated death countless times and just kept coming back for more. He
nurtured his formidable resilience in a youth consumed by his passion for
cycling and dream of one day being a member of Le Tour. WWII put an end to
most of his dreams and so he changed course, escaped with his bride-to-be
(Pavla Taborska), and found a new home in distant, but free, Canada. And now
it has come to an end, this life lived to the fullest; every last drop has
been squeezed out and it is time to move on. We love you DADDY-O wherever
you are!
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


PARKER _ Eva July 9, 1924 - July 29, 2007 It is with deep sorrow that we
announce the passing of our cherished mother and grandmother, Eva. She is
survived by her daughters, Linda, and Brenda Page (Chad); her son Gordon
(Jane); her grandchildren Erin, Kelli, and Erik Page. She was predeceased by
her husband, Murdoch on July 27, 2006. Eva was born and raised in a small
town in Saskatchewan, and then trained and worked as a cosmetician in Regina
and Winnipeg. She met Murdoch in Winnipeg and married him in July, 1948.
After her first child was born, Eva became a full-time mother and homemaker.
Her family was always her first priority, even through a number of serious
and sometimes life-threatening illnesses. Throughout, she was a strong and
determined woman. Eva enjoyed activities including golf, bridge, the
symphony, and collecting crystal. She and Murdoch traveled extensively. She
loved and treasured her dogs, birds, and all living creatures. The family
would like to thank her doctors, and all the staff at Lynn Valley Care
Center for their exceptional care and compassion. A family memorial service
will be held on August 12, 2007. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the BCSPCA.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


PASKIEWICH _ Zenia. August 20, 1918 - August 9, 2007. Beloved mother of
William, Lucille (Dennis) Lundstrom and Linda (David) Bombardieri; also
survived by those who brought her much joy; her grandchildren Robyn (Denise)
Lundstrom, Jennifer (Jeff) Pitzel, Lauren and Nicholas Bombardieri; her
great-grandchildren Trevor and Evan Lundstrom and Von Pitzel. She was
predeceased by her parents; 4 sisters and 1 brother. Funeral Service will be
held on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. from the Russian Orthodox
Church of the Holy Resurrection, 75 E. 43rd Ave., Vancouver. Interment to
follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In respect for Mom's love of gardening,
floral tributes are welcome or those wishing may make a donation in her
memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


PESUT _ Lena passed away peacefully on August 3, 2007 after 98 years. Like
the warm home baked cookies she generously shared with friends and family
her life was a gift to all who knew her. Predeceased by her husband John and
son Jack, she leaves behind her daughter Eileen Smith, granddaughters Bonnie
(Larry) Hartney, Cindy (Chris) Speakman and Kelly (Joe) Conroy, Laurie
Vanstrepem and grandson Danny (Kerry) Pesut, 16 great-grandchildren and her
compassionate and loving caretaker/friend Anita Manansala. Special thank you
to the staff at Purdy 4. At Lena's request a service will not be held. We
will miss Nana's sparkling blue eyes and beautiful smile.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 8/10/2007 - 8/11/2007.


POSTHUMA _ Ann H. born August 17, 1918 in Carlisle, England. Passed away
August 9, 2007, Qualicum Beach, B.C. Ann was predeceased by her daughter,
Barbara Ann Parks (nee Comyn Ching) in 1978 and her husband, Ype Posthuma in
1990. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Thora and Marshall
Butcher of Qualicum Beach, B.C. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 16
great-grand children and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Ann was well known in
the Antique Community in both Vancouver and Vancouver Island. She and her
husband, Ype, traveled extensively throughout their lives together and, more
recently, with her good friend, Babs Van Weston of Duncan. Ann enjoyed a
very independent life and moved to her own condominium in Qualicum Beach in
2000. Her illness in August of 2005 made it imperative that she move to the
lovely facility of Arranglen Gardens. In December of 2006 she was relocated
to The Gardens. Both facilities are in Qualicum Beach, where she was treated
with dignity and loving care by all the staff members. She would want to say
thank you to each of you. You are a wonderful group of people! Honoring
Ann's beliefs, there will not be a memorial service.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


ROBINSON _ Chelsea Elizabeth April 17th 1985- August 6th 2007 It is with
great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden and tragic passing
of our beloved and beautiful daughter, Chelsea. She was so full of life and
had the most beautiful smile that would make everyone around smile in
return. Her quick wit and sense of humour was well known by all who knew
her. She was a student at the University of Victoria and her goal after
graduation next year was to devote her life to helping children. She was so
happy and proud to becoming an auntie and was so looking forward to the
future and having babies of her own. She was a loving, caring and gifted
young woman. A friend told us that God had a purpose to those he calls home
and I know that Chelsea is looking after the babies and little ones in
heaven. She was our angel on earth and now she is God's angel in heaven. She
will be sadly and deeply missed by her mom and dad, Len and Dawn, her 3
loving sisters, Melissa (Ray Purych), Rebecca (Richard Spears), Jessica
(Nick Gaudaur) and her beautiful baby nephew Caleb. Chelsea leaves behind
Tosh Grant who was her greatest love, her best friend and her soul mate, she
loved you so much Tosh. She will be greatly missed by her Nana and Papa, Ray
and Florence Fuell, her Grandma, Shirley Robinson and so many aunts, uncles
and cousins, especially her godmother Judy Trigg, and her many friends both
in Victoria and Sechelt, especially her dearest friend Stacie Dley. Our
world has become a little less bright but heaven is even brighter now that
Chelsea is an angel in God's loving arms. We love you forever and always,
our baby girl you will always be. We will be together again Chelsea and we
can hold you close, until then we will keep you in our hearts, our prayers
and our dreams. We love you so much our precious Chelsea Bird. Private
family service will be held on Monday, August 13th, 2007. Please join her
family on Tuesday August 14th at 2 pm for a celebration of Chelsea's Life at
the Holy Family Catholic Church, 5700 Nickerson Road, Sechelt BC. It would
mean the world to her family if all her friends and family could come and
share their memories of Chelsea.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/10/2007 - 8/12/2007.


"In Loving Memory of Florence Rose" ROSE _ Florence (nee Chidlow) passed
away peacefully August 7, 2007 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New
Westminster, B.C. Florence was born in Chilliwack, B.C. February 6, 1922.
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Gordon, and children
Stephanie (Les) Martleu, Richard, Andrea, Susan, grandchildren David
(Noelle) Mori, Matthew (Maggie) Mori, Owen Martleu, Stacey Martleu,
great-grandchildren Amelia and Nevaeh Mori. Our love and appreciation for
you in a poem: In Your Garden It began with a man. This man became your
husband. A union that would span for more than half a century. Upon meeting
this man there followed sunlight. Bright, beautiful rays of sun. It was the
kind of light which is so encompassing that it wraps you in all its warmth
and joy and you feel all you can do is smile. There was plenty of sun. There
was plenty of love. There were plenty of smiles. Under this sun you shared
the quiet comfort of the simplicity of a small town. It was within this
light that the two of you shared your desires for a family. As your thoughts
grew, your desires for family did as well. This accumulation of love and
trust cultivated a home for you both. Together, you grew a family. First, a
daughter. Then, a son. Another daughter. And finally, another daughter. In
bloom, your family grew. In bloom, love grew. Years later, and after much
light and nourishing rains, your garden continued to grow. A grandson.
Another grandson. And yet, another grandson. Until finally, a granddaughter.
At last, a granddaughter. Your garden became even more green, Even more lush
it seems. And each year this garden gave back to you, As much as you gave
back to it. Then, one day, while admiring your garden in all its wonder, you
noticed two new seedlings beginning to sprout out from the soil. There they
were, two great-granddaughters! Two small, fragile flowers sprung out of the
earth from the love and warmth with which your garden first began. Today, we
walk through this creation admiring what you have grown and what you have
nurtured. We brush past the silk petals on our long walks in the sunlight
and we sit on strong oak benches, gazing at the firm stems while rolling the
full leaves between our finger tips. We lay in the tall grass while we think
of you and embrace the kaleidoscope of colours and sweet fragrances that
adorned your life. It is you whom we shall always love. It is within your
garden where we shall always grow. For Florence Rose by David S. Mori,
Thursday, August 09, 2007. Arrangements made through the Memorial Society of
B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


ROSSUM _ Kathleen Isabel" Kit" We are sad to announce the passing of our
dear Mom and Gram on August 2, 2007 at Burquitlam Lions Care Centre. Kit was
born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 11, 1916. She was predeceased by her
husband Walt in 1986, her brother Al Proudfoot and sister Joan Proudfoot.
Kit is survived by her daughters, Barb Krell (Ron) and Bev Gutschenritter
(Jack); grandchildren, Joe and Jenn Nelson and John, Christopher and Michael
Gutschenritter. Mom moved with Walt to Vancouver after the war and
eventually settled in South Burnaby where she lived until 2002. She was a
strong lady, golfing, bowling, gardening and making wonderful cakes and
pies. Kit's family would like to thank the amazing staff at Burquitlam Lions
Care Centre. You are the best! A Service will be held at a later date when
Kit's family can be together to celebrate her life.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


SMITH _ E. Eleanor, (nee Parfitt) September 17, 1903 - August 3, 2007 After
a short illness, looking serene, our mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, Eleanor Smith, passed away, just six weeks before her
104th birthday. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col. Douglas
Edgar Smith, a popular and much loved Victoria High School teacher. She is
survived by her sons Brian and Alan, daughters-in-law Barbara, Petra and
Barbara Courtney Young (Michael), mother of grandchildren Claire Smith
(Andrew) and Christopher Smith (Cory); and by grandchildren Aubyn
Freybe-Smith (Katie), Antonia Freybe-Smith (Adam), Kristen Farquharson
Sartori (George), and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Gabrielle, Camryn and
Sam, her niece Dorothy Myers (Arnie) and grand niece and grand nephew Lesley
Myers and Ray Montrey. She was predeceased by her brother Ray Parfitt
(Mabel) and by her niece Helen Montrey. Eleanor was born in Victoria in
1903, to Laura (nee Matthew) and Aaron Parfitt who arrived from England in
1889. Eleanor attended Girls' Central School and graduated from Victoria
High School and Victoria Normal School. She taught school in BC for eight
years at Spring Ridge in Victoria, and Goldstream, Royston and Hazelton,
most of which were one-room schools. Her childhood in Victoria focused
around family, music and church. She grew up with 40 Parfitt cousins who
camped at Shoal Bay and Mt. Douglas Park where the Parfitt family owned
summer campsites. Her father, Aaron, with his four brothers built many of
Victoria's heritage brick buildings, including in China Town after the 1906
fire, the James Bay Inn (1911), St. John's Church (Quadra St., 1911), and
the Bay Street Armories (1915). The largest project of Parfitt Brothers'
Ltd. was the construction of Christ Church Cathedral (1926-1929). In 1932
Eleanor married her high school beau, Doug Smith. In 1938 they built a home
on Cavendish Avenue where they lived until 1954 and then moved to a new home
they designed on 3081 Oakdowne Road where she lived for 53 years. Eleanor
maintained a lifelong interest in music, latterly through the Symphony and
Conservatory of Music. Always a social spirit, Eleanor attended her last
meeting of her PEO sisterhood only weeks before she died, being an active
member for over 56 years. She served on the Altar Guild of St. Luke's Church
for years and was a longstanding member of the Oak Bay Garden Club, the
Dicken's Society and the Retired Teachers' Association. Although widowed for
30 years, she maintained an active social life with friendships that spanned
her few surviving contemporaries and reached into her grandchildren's
generation. She was an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and attended a game
in Seattle with her sons to celebrate her 95th birthday. She was also a
loyal fan of Tiger Woods whose golf achievements she followed right up to
the recent British Open. She gave talks and newspaper interviews on the
social history of Victoria up to the age of 97, which is also when she
reluctantly "surrendered" her driver's license. We will all miss her
indomitable spirit and her incredible interest and involvement in the lives
of her family, her many friends and her neighbours. Special thanks are
offered to the caring staff of Glenwarren (Central Park Lodges), Dr.
McGregor, Dr. Medhurst, Dr. Lapp and longtime caregivers Diana Lowres,
Pierette Reid, the caring members of the Chapter AA of the PEO Sisterhood
and the dedicated caregivers from South Victoria Home Care and the staff of
the Royal Jubilee. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Church,
3821 Cedar Hill Cross Roads, Victoria, on Saturday September 8th at 2:30
p.m., followed by a reception in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the BC Provincial Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood -
C/O 2668 Cavendish Avenue, Victoria BC, V8R 2G6.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


SNYDER _ Elsie Lillian Born October 28, 1922. Gently passed away on July 29,
2007 at Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Elsie was predeceased by her
son Tony and her husband Edwin. Elise will be remembered with love by her
daughter Sandra (Phil), son Jonathan and grandchildren, Kris and Stephanie.
Thank you to Dr. Sugar and the staff in the Palliative Ward for their care
and kindness. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on
Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 2:00pm at Northmount Baptist Church, 451
Northmount Dr., Northwest, Calgary Alberta.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 8/10/2007 - 8/11/2007.


SODA _ Mary Agnes passed away Friday the 3rd of August, 2007. She was born
in Burnaby, B.C. on October 27, 1920, one of 5 children born to Rosa and
John Soda. Both her parents were born in Italy and emigrated to Canada. She
was predeceased by her parents, her sister Helen, her sisters-in-law Betsy
and Beverly, her brothers-in-law Chuck and Hawley and her nephew Mark. She
is survived by her brothers Tony and John, her sister Ann and cousin Teresa.
Mary had no children of her own but was like a second mother to her niece
Susan. She very much loved all her nieces and nephews Anthony (Ditta),
Richard (Debi), Cathy, John H, Michelle (Ron), Michael and John R. Mary
worked at Montreal Trust for some 40 years in the Personnel Department and
had so many friends and associates there. She was warm and kind and everyone
she met took an instant shine to her. We all enjoyed the many stories she
told of her memories of her working years there, long into her retirement.
Thank you to all the caring staff at Bear Creek Lodge where Mary has resided
for the past 8 years. A small family service will be held at a later date.
When the golden sun is setting And your mind from care is free And of others
you are thinking Will you sometimes think of me. Our thoughts of you will be
carried in our hearts until we meet again.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


STEPIEN _ Wanda 1925 - July 30, 2007 With great sadness, the family of Wanda
Stepien announces the passing, at home, of a wonderful mother, grandmother,
and great-grandmother. For more than three years, Wanda fought a courageous
battle against a devastating neurological disorder. During that time, her
indomitable spirit never surrendered. Born Wanda Filipecki in Warsaw, she
was a member of the Polish Resistance during WW II survived the repression
of the Warsaw Uprising. Later, as a prisoner of war, she endured the Allied
bombing of Dresden. These experiences would focus her will and determination
to build a better life for her future family. After the liberation of
Europe, Wanda married Tadeusz Stepien. highly skilled bridge player as well
as a voracious reader, Wanda had a keen interest in politics and was always
up-to-date with world affairs. But the real focus of her life was her
family. Wanda was predeceased by her husband, Ted, in 1984. She is survived
by daughter Halina (Michael Connolly), grandchildren Arlene, Angela, Wayne,
great-granddaughter Bronwyn; daughter Yolanda (Dan McLeod), grandchildren
Sonya (Usman Majeed) and Matthew, great-granddaughters Aysha and Sahara; son
Chris (Debbie Graham),and children Luke and Anna; daughter Sandy (Bruce
Lupick) and grandchildren Travis, Nicholas,nd llory. Wanda also leaves her
brother Zygmunt in Rio de Janeiro, his wife, Lourdes, eight children, and
many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wanda, your valiant struggle has
finally ended in peace. We will miss you more than words can say. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
at www.jdrf.ca/ or by calling 604-320-937. Memorial service August 25, 2007,
details: .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


STRAKER _ GORDON (KENT) May 23, 1943 to August 6. 2007 It is with great
sorrow that we announce the passing of Kent Straker after a long and
courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his best friend and loving
wife Dianne, his sons Wade and Webb Straker, granddaughter Amy D. Straker,
his sister Cindy Joy (Gary Arens), mother Olive Straker, mother-in-law Helen
Anderson, brothers-in-law John (Joanne) Anderson, David Anderson,
sister-in-law Jody (Bruce) McLean, nephews Matthew and Adam Straker and Ryan
Anderson, nieces Kerri Anderson and Alexandra McLean. He will also be
lovingly remembered by aunts, uncles and cousins scattered across the
provinces. He was predeceased by his first wife Donna, mother of his sons,
father Gordon, brother Larry and father-in-law Bus Anderson. Kent was born
in Hamilton, Ontario and lived in Quebec with his mother's family until
1946, at which time the family relocated to British Columbia settling in
Burnaby. For the past 19 years he resided in Port Coquitlam. Kent was a
strong person, a man of many talents and was always able to focus on the job
at hand. He retired in the year 2000 after a long career with Safeway. He
loved the outdoors and enjoyed riding his Harley. He was an avid hunter and
fisherman. He and Dianne recently became owners of a home on the Shuswap
that was their special place to relax and enjoy. The family would especially
like to thank the doctors, nurses, friends and everyone who were there for
him in his time of need. Kent, We will love you forever. We will always miss
you. A memorial service will be held at Burkeview Family Funeral Home, 1340
Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC August 15th at 1:30 pm. Ph # 604-944-4128.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charities would be greatly
appreciated in Kent's memory. Children's Hospital, Palliative Care Unit
(2D), Burnaby General
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


VANSTONE _ James (Jimmy) Passed away in Duncan on August 03, 2007 at the age
of 95. Dad was predeceased by his wife Marion in 2004 and leaves behind his
loving daughter Janet (Russell) Henshall, and grandchildren George (Julia)
and Laura (Shawn) and his two great granddaughters Mary and Anne. Mum and
Dad opened the Queens Market in the Village in 1948 and ran it for 18 years,
turning many of their customers into long time friends. After selling the
store dad taught driving for North Shore Driving School for many years. Dad
was a Charter Member of Seymour Golf Club where he was known as little Jim
and played many games with long time friend Jim Eccleston. Dad will be
fondly remembered and loved for his many stories, jokes and antics. No
service by request. Cremation entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services,
Duncan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your
choice. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Duncan, B.C. (250) 748-2134
Condolences may be sent to www.firstmemorialfuneral.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


VENNEWITZ _ Leila (nee Croot). Died in Vancouver, B.C. on August 8, 2007.
Born in Hampshire, England, in 1912, only daughter of Horace and Winifred
Croot (nee Daw) of Barnstaple, North Devon. Predeceased by her beloved
husband William Vennewitz, who died in 1997 after a marriage of 56 years.
Also predeceased by her only brother, Sir John Croot, as well as her first
husband, Hans Melchers. Leila is survived by one daughter, Carla Reed; three
granddaughters, Julia Reed, Dr. Jennifer and Gordon MacPherson, and Jill and
Scott Constable; also by three great grandchildren, Alison and Owen
MacPherson and Lucas Constable. Instead of flowers, charitable donations
would be welcomed. Memorial service will be held privately.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


WAGNER _ Kathe (nee Dietrich). Passed away peacefully in her home in
Whonnock, on July 30, 2007. Kathe was born on March 20, 1926 in Tapiau, East
Prussia, Germany, which is today Gwardeisk in Russia. She attended boarding
school (Senior Secondary School) in Lubeck until late 1944, when the Russian
front was approaching. 18 years old, she took her mother and younger brother
on a 1000 km march from Pillau to Warnemuende, in winter, with hardly
anything else but the clothes they were wearing. Due to her common sense,
they made it to safety. She married Dr. Gerhard Wagner, and both of them
immigrated to Canada. In Coquitlam, BC she became famous as a master weaver.
Garments and blankets were outstanding in color and design. The couple moved
to Whonnock in Maple Ridge, BC - here again they were soon well known for
their artistic and agricultural products, for musical evenings and for
wonderful conversation with uncountable friends, from down to earth farm
folks to intellectuals and well known business people in Vancouver. Visitors
came non-stop to Kathe's place. She was loyal, she was generous, she had a
sensitive nature, but above all she was sincere. Predeceased by her husband
Gerhard, Kathe is survived and sadly missed by her brother Johannes Dietrich
in Germany, and by her numerous friends and neighbors. A celebration of
Kathe's life will be held at a later date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 8/11/2007.


(Memoriam)
TOM HENRIK WALTER Our Dearest Tom...5 years have passed, but memories do not
fade. We all love you & miss you.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 8/10/2007 - 8/11/2007.


WICKLUND _ William (Billy) We are sad to announce the sudden passing of
Billy Wicklund. He is survived by his wife Joan, daughter Barbara/Ray
Chennells, pre-deceased by grandmother Signe, mother Hazel, sisters;
Patsy/Harry Wagner, Lucy/Roger Anderson, Gloria/Brian Davis, Linda/Edward
Record, brothers; Wayne/Karen, Raymond/Alan, sister-in-law
Jean/Gordie/Janice Klassen, brother-in-law Patrick Malcolm, mother-in-law
Joan Malcolm, pre-deceased by father Ben, neices and nephews and his
beautiful dogs Bailey and Harley. Bill's favorite pastime was fishing our
beautiful BC coast. His catch was always the BIG ONE regardless of the size.
His other interests were boating, camping, growing his vegetable garden and
any outdoor activities. He was a long time employee of Van Kam Freightways.
Bill always lived his life as his own person. As per Bill's wishes there
will be no funeral service. "Sweet dreams, Billy"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.


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