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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; January 19, 2008
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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; Saturday, January 19, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 1/19/2008
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ATLAY Peter Ruthven Born in Liverpool, England on March 14, 1935 and passed
away unexpectedly but peacefully on January 14, 2008 at Lion's Gate
Hospital. He will be forever in the hearts of his 4 children; Kelsey,
Darrell, Carol (Steve), Lisa (John) and his 4 grandchildren; Dionne,
Danielle, Kristina and Cole. Dad also leaves behind his brothers Ken
(Dorothy), Tony (Marjorie) and sister Jennifer (Tony) and numerous nieces
and nephews in Liverpool. Our family wishes to acknowledge Dad's many
friends who enriched his life and were there to help him when he needed a
hand. We thank you all, Dad loved you all dearly. We would like to extend an
invitation to all family and friends to attend our Celebration of Peter's
Life on January 26th, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 555 13th Avenue,
West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to "Kelsey
in Trust" care of TD Canada Trust, Account #0743-6285971. Dad we miss you
already but know that you are now at peace.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


Karen Bailey October 28, 1942 January 5, 2008 Karen passed away peacefully
on January 5, 2008 at Vancouver General Hospital. She was predeceased by her
mother Phyllis Bailey and her father John Cameron Bailey. She is survived by
her brother Bill Bailey of Prince George; her nieces Allyson Lindemann
(Bill) and Phylisa Huchcroft, several grand nieces, and many friends. Born
in Vancouver, Karen spent her early life in Melville, Saskatchewan. She
completed high school in Vancouver, graduated from Simon Fraser University,
and later completed her library science training at UBC. Karen will be
remembered as an amazing classroom teacher and teacher-librarian who spent
years successfully teaching children at several East Side Vancouver schools.
Karen was a very active and outspoken member of the Vancouver Elementary
School Teachers' Association representing the interests of her students and
colleagues. After her retirement in 1999, Karen continued to be involved
with children with special needs. She celebrated their abilities and tried
to help them with their disabilities. All of her life, Karen was very
protective of those she loved and cared for. She cared very much about her
family, especially her brother, his children and grandchildren, and was
proactive and passionate in her defense of her students and others in her
care. She could be very blunt with one person and then choose her words very
carefully to avoid hurting another person the next minute. An avid reader
who enjoyed going to plays, movies, ballets, opera, antique and art shows,
Karen also enjoyed gardening, shopping, travel, and having lunch with
friends. In addition pets played a very important part in her life. Karen's
love for her dog Amos and her cats was unconditional and they were devoted
and loyal to her until the very end. Karen battled breast cancer
courageously for years and had great respect for the doctors, nurses and
health care workers who treated her. Many thanks to Doctors Chia and Majeed;
and also to Debbie Jepson and Franziska Harder at the BCCA, for their care
and sympathy. Karen will be missed tremendously by her family, friends,
former students and their parents, but she will always be remembered for the
impact she made on them. No funeral or memorial service will be held at her
request. Donations may be made in Karen's memory to the BC Cancer Agency or
to the SPCA.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


BROWN Byron December 23, 1949 - November 20th, 2007 A Celebration of Life
for Byron Brown open house Sunday, January 27th, 2008, 1:00 pm at the Royal
Coachman Pub, Campbell River, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.



(Memoriam)
In Loving Memory Patricia Mae Brown (nee McConnell) April 13,1930 - January
20, 2007 Mom, you are sadly missed by us but remembered everyday with love
for all the wonderful times we had together. You are forever in our hearts
and thoughts. Love you Forever Paul and Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


BRUCE Robert (Bob) Edwin, July 1, 1936 January 12, 2008. Bob passed away
peacefully in Nanaimo Regional Hospital, Saturday January 12 at the age of
71. His loving wife of 50 years, Betty, his sons Ed and Creighton were by
his side. He will be dearly missed by Ed (Whitney), Julie (Klaus), Bobby
(Leanne), Creighton (Julie) and his 4 grandchildren; Cord, Amber, Riley and
Owen. Also, Bob will be dearly missed by his loving mother, Elva Bruce. His
many friends, associates and extended family members will also miss him. Bob
was predeceased by his loving father, Edwin Bruce, his two sisters, Heather
Bruce, Beverley Lervold, and his best friend, Creighton O'Malley. Born and
raised in Vancouver, Bob grew up an avid sportsman. He played soccer as a
child and went on to play on the HALECO team that won the Gold Medal for
Canada in 1955. Bob married Betty in February, 1958. They bought their first
home in Richmond in the early 60's where Bob coached and managed a few
softball teams including the Steveston Hotel and the Misfits. As the Manager
of the Men's Senior A Canadian Softball Champions, he was proud to take the
Eldorado team to the 1963 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. The
Bruces settled in Port Coquitlam in 1969 and spent 23 years raising family
before retiring in 1992 to Youbou, Vancouver Island. In 1993, Bob and Betty
decided retirement wasn't for them and opened Elizabeth's Art & Collectibles
in Chemainus which they operated for the next 10 years. Although Betty was
the antique collector; Bob thrived on the social interaction with people. In
addition to his fondness for sports, one of Bob's greatest pastimes was
horseracing. He owned thoroughbreds and harness horses. He enjoyed times
with his friends at Hastings Park handicapping the horses. Bob was highly
regarded in the automotive industry; down-to-earth, trustworthy, fair and he
related to people from all walks of life. A man of stability, Bob was with
Pacific GMC for a total of 35 years. He owned and operated Tepoorten Truck
and Equipment in Burnaby from 1977 to 1982. He became the manager of the
Used Trucks at WolfeChevrolet in the mid `80's. Bob and Betty moved to
Qualicum Beach in 2003. They enjoyed time together in their wonderful new
surroundings. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and had 2and a half years
in remission before it returned September 2007. Bob was generous, kind, and
stoic. He was a wonderful husband and father who loved his family and
friends dearly. He was funny; had great integrity; and a razor wit. He held
his friends to high ideals and himself to higher. Bob demonstrated great
dignity and courage throughout his illness. Betty wishes to thank the
multitude of family and friends who have helped her and her family through
this trying time with their overwhelming show of support. There will be no
funeral. His wishes are for a celebration of life on May 10th, 2008 and all
are invited... He will be missed by many. In lieu of any flowers or
donations, Bob would like you to take your loved ones out for dinner. Tip a
glass for him.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


BUXTON Janice Died peacefully at home in West Vancouver, January 16, 2008 in
the presence of caring family and friends, in her 64th year of life, after a
courageous struggle with cancer. The beloved wife of Geoff Danzig, Janice
was cherished by daughters Anita, Jenny, and Taylor; grandsons Shay and
Duke; her sister Bonnie and brother William (Bill). She will be fondly
remembered by family, and her many ""best friends."" Born in Edmonton,
Janice was predeceased by her parents, Dr. Earl and Dorothy Buxton. A
graduate of the University of Alberta, Janice used her wit, humour and
writing ability to have a very successful career doing one of the things she
liked best; writing, Her creative talents, warmth and generosity have
inspired and delighted friends and family alike. Janice's life will be
celebrated at her family home in West Vancouver on January 26, at 2:30 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Terry Fox Foundation or the
Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


CHONG Gwendolyn (Chen) (1931 2008) It is with profound sorrow that we
announce the peaceful passing of our Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Gwen
Chong. Predeceased by her daughter, Beverly. Survived by her loving husband
of 51 years Kenneth, her son Keith (Karen), her daughter Belinda (Tracey),
and her grandchildren Richard, Laura-Ann and Kristen. She is also survived
by her brothers Henry and Wayne (Dana) and many nieces, nephews and
grandnieces. Mom worked for many years as an LPN at St. Paul's, Vancouver
and Grace Hospitals in the maternity ward and nursery. She was a loving and
generous person with a big heart and a great sense of humour. She enjoyed
entertaining, travel and dancing. She was loved and will be fondly
remembered for spending time and expressing interest in the lives of those
she knew. She always had a big smile for everyone. She will be greatly
missed by her grandchildren who enjoyed traveling and family dinners with
her. You were taken from us too soon, Mom, and we will miss you always. At
Gwen's request, a private service was held. Condolences may be forwarded to
the family by visiting www.mem.com . In lieu of flowers, donations may be
sent in Gwen's name to BC Cancer Agency.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


CHRISTENSEN Thomas Lorne Passed away in St. Albert, Alberta on Sunday,
January 6th, 2008. Born August 10, 1949. Predeceased by his parents Lorne
and Val. Survived by daughter Lisa Marie and grandchildren Jack and Grace.
He will be forever remembered by old friends. No service by request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


COLLINGS Philip (Phil) d'Auvergne November 21, 1930 to January 12, 2008 Died
of complications following a heart attack sustained in October 2007. Born in
England to a military family, Phil spent much of his childhood at postings
in the Middle East and South Africa. He received a law degree from Oxford
and emigrated to Canada in the early 50's, eventually settling in Vancouver.
He practised law for many years and was appointed as a Provincial Court
judge in 1978. Phil was a resident of West Vancouver for nearly 50 years and
had an abiding love for the mountains, sea and islands of the West Coast.
Predeceased by his brother, Frank, Phil will be sadly missed by his wife,
Diana, his children, Nick (Alix), Sarah, Stephen (Caroline), and Liz (Doug),
his sister Juliet in England, by his grandchildren and by many family and
friends in Canada and elsewhere. A memorial service will be held on January
24th at 2:00 pm at St. Monica's Church, 6404 Wellington Avenue, West
Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Parkinson
Society of B.C. or a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/22/2008.


COOMBS Paul Barr passed away peacefully on January 15, 2008 in his 93rd
year. Paul was a fortunate man. He was married to his wonderful Lois
(Massey) for 28 years. After she died in 1971 he married his delightful
Bunty (Roberts) with whom he has shared many happy years. He is survived by
Bunty, his son John (Norinne), daughter Leslie Burkinshaw (Robert), his
stepson Arthur (Skooke) Roberts (Jan), brother Jim (Ann) along with seven
lovely grandchildren, Richard, Emily, Lynsey, Allison, Len, Rick, and
Jennifer. Precious great-granddaughters, Christina and Rachael, also survive
him. Born and educated in Toronto, he joined the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1933
in the middle of the great depression and served for 42 years in various
managerial positions across Canada, retiring in 1975 as Assistant General
Manager, BC. He served overseas with the R.C.N.V.R. in WWII joining as an
Ordinary Seaman, rising through the ranks, being discharged as a Lieutenant.
He was a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers and a graduate of the
Banff School of Advanced Management. In all the cities in which he lived,
Toronto, Victoria, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, Ottawa, and Vancouver, he was
active in a leadership role with business organizations and charitable
institutions. Our deep appreciation to the doctors, nurses and caregivers at
RJH, VGH and the Cridge Centre for Seniors who cared so compassionately for
Paul over the last 14 months. Our family also thanks all of Paul's friends
and caregivers for their support over the many years. Special thanks for
Marsha Birney's devotion and to caregivers, Jackie, Christina and Suzanna,
also Dr. Michael Mawdsley and Dr. Tom Connolly. When I come to the end of
the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no tears or gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free. Miss me a little but not too long, And not with
your head bowed low, Remember the love we all shared, Miss me but let me go.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
in MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, Victoria, the
Reverend D. Hatfield officiating. A Reception will follow at the Victoria
Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive, Victoria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family
at www.mccallbros.com McCALL'S OF VICTORIA 1-800-870-4210
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


CUDDEFORD Daisy Florence, formerly of Vancouver. Born May 5, 1923. Passed
into the Presence of her Lord January 1, 2008. Predeceased by her parents
and sister Claire. Surviving are her brother Bob (Nancy), sister Marjorie
(Bruce Young), 7 nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. A
memorial service was held at Covenant Shores Nursing Home, Mercer Island,
Washington where she had received loving care for many years. SAFE IN THE
ARMS OF JESUS
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


DAWSON Doreen passed away peacefully on January 10th, 2008 in New
Westminster, B.C. at the age of 77. Doreen was predeceased by her son Kevin.
She is survived by a loving family: her husband Albert; also by 3 daughters,
Heather, Valerie (Chris) and Lisa; also her son Perry (Tracy) and
grandchildren, Rory, Emily, Delaney, Miles (Jennifer), great-grandchildren
Grace and Rhys. She will also be missed by her brother Dr. Kenneth Hughes
(Nancy), sisters Eleanor and Laurelle, cousin Marjory Woods (Don), as well
as many other nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial service will be held
on Wednesday, January 23 at 1:00 P.M. at Cloverdale United Church, 17575 -
58A Ave. Surrey, B.C. Kearney's Cloverdale & S. Surrey 604.574.2603
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


DAY Wilfred passed away on January 10th, 2008 at Surrey Memorial Hospital,
just two weeks short of his 92nd birthday. He was born in Penhold, Alberta
and served four years in the Calgary Regiment in WWII. He is predeceased by
his wife, Isabell and all his thirteen brothers and sisters. He will be
deepIy missed by his daughter Renda (AI), his granddaughter Rosemary and his
grandson Jason (Chrystine). Funeral service will be held on January 21st,
2008 at 2:00pm at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey,
followed by a reception at Whalley Presbyterian Church, Surrey.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


DRAPER Jean (Robinson) January 31, 1930 January 10, 2008 Jean passed away
peacefully with her family nearby. She is survived by her children Judy
(Wayne), Doug (Laura), Bob (Terri), Larry (Rosemary), nine grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren. Also survived by husband Bill, ten brothers and
sisters and her best friend Ruth. A special thank you to all the staff at
Morgan Place Care Home for their excellent care over the last four years.
Service to be held on what would have been her 78th birthday, for more info
contact family. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/18/2008 -
1/20/2008.


EDDY John Fraser At his home in Bradenton, Florida, January 10, 2008, at the
age of 56, of cancer, He leaves his wife Susan (ne?e Rouse), son Ian
Lenihan, step-daughter Martha Bowes, granddaughter Mya, mother Isabel,
siblings Catherjne, Bruce (Shelagh), Mary Jane (Dan) and Richard (Sue) and
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Robert and his
sister Caroline. Born in Bathurst, New Brunswick on May 17, 1951, John
attended J. Gordon Chalmers School in Bathurst, Bishop's College School in
Lennoxville, Quebec, the University of New Brunswick and the University of
British Columbia. He practiced law in Vancouver until 1990 when he moved to
Fredericton, New Brunswick to begin a new career in the radio business. At
the time he became ill, he was Executive Vice-President of Astral Media
Radio Atlantic. John will be remembered by his family and his many friends
and colleagues for the sense of humour, generosity and imagination he
brought to all his endeavors whether in business, sports, travel or
day-to-day living. An avid golfer, John was a member of Capillano Golf Club
in Vancouver and Gowan Brae Golf Club in Bathurst. Friends may call at
McAdams Select Community Funeral Home, 160 York Street, Fredericton, on
Friday, January 25, from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. to meet with the family. The
funeral service will be held at Christ Church Parish Church, 245 Westmorland
Street, Fredericton, on Saturday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m.
www.rncadamsfh.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


BENJAMIN PAUL (BENN) EPP March 12, 1969 January 10, 2008 I want all of you
to remember me, In the spring when the flowers bloom, The summer sun, All
the colours of fall, And winters gentle falling snow. Written by his Mother
Passed away after a lengthy illness. He will be greatly missed by his mother
Susan Szabo of North Vancouver; his brothers, Ashley Epp of Winnipeg, MB and
Daniel Epp of New Westminster; his father Ben Epp of Alberta; nephews Justin
and Nathan Epp, his best friend Ken Shapkin and countless friends and
relatives. At his request there will be no service held. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Loving Spoonful, 100 - 1300 Richards Street,
Vancouver, BC V6B 3G6.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


FINLAY JAMES FAIRWEATHER August 28, 1918 December 31, 2007 It is with great
sadness we announce the passing of Jim in the early hours of December 31,
2007 at Langley Memorial Hospital. Finlay James Fairweather was born on
August 28, 1918 in Allan, Sask., to Finlay Ross and Helen Murray (Hood)
Fairweather. He is survived by his siblings, sisters, Anne Fairweather
Dyson, Mary Walder-Knapp, Helen Koleada (Nick) in Saskatoon, and Grace
Prochaska (Michael) of Rosenburg, Oregon, brothers Gordon Fairweather
(Lorna) and William Fairweather of Ottawa, Ontario. Jim is also survived by
many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Jim was very dear to his
niece, Lori Cross (Greg) and girls Brenda (Nick) and Bethany of Abbotsford,
B.C. who were continually in touch with him and also visited regularly while
he was in hospital. Also we recognize with thanks the care which was given
to Jim by his in-laws, Valerie and Bruce McIntosh, nephew Dean Brady, niece
Kim Magdanz (Nigel), Darryl Bruce (Brigitte), great nieces and nephews Ryan,
Colin, James, Michele, Rachel and Nicole. Many thanks to Jim's sister-in-law
Anne Wooltorton (Eric) of Saskatoon, who faithfully telephoned Jim every
Sunday for years to see how he was. Jim was predeceased by his parents and
his wife, Mary. Jim spent a few years attending public school in Unity
before the family moved to Saskatoon in 1928, at which time he went to
Thorton and Buena Vista Schools. He attended the Saskatoon Technical
Institute and in 1939 joined the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Navy. In
1944 his ship the HMS Nabob was torpedoed. Jim was injured and sent to Goose
Bay, Labrador hospital to recuperate. He moved to Vancouver and married Mary
Sunderland in February of 1945. In Vancouver he worked for Mac and Mac
Hardware and in later years was a Commissionaire for Wood Gundy until
retirement. A memorial service and interment at St. David of Wales Anglican
Church, Vancouver, B.C. will take place on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at
1:00 p.m.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


FRASER Thomas Alexander Passed away January 15, 2008. He was predeceased by
his loving wife Ursula. He will be sadly missed by his loving daughter
Debbie (John), Dylan and Nicole, son Brian, sister Mary Creamer in Vancouver
and brother Donald McDonald (Elaine) in Saskatoon. Tom was born May 13, 1924
in Vanscoy, Saskatchewan, to parents Simon Fraser and Mary Dewar of
Scotland. He moved to BC as a young man with a passion to sail the high seas
with many trips to Japan and Europe. He retired after twenty-five years of
service with Rivtow Towing. Tom and Ursula enjoyed their many cruises to
Alaska. Tom will be remembered for his wonderful, warm smile and kindness to
all who knew him. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the
staff at Lakeshore Care Centre. There will be no service by request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


FULFORD David Peter October 8, 1944 - January 5, 2008 Passed away January 5,
2008 at Langley Hospice, Langley, BC. Born in Ottawa, Dave came out west to
Vancouver in 1966, where he proudly worked as a longshoreman on the
Vancouver Waterfront for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife Louise,
daughters Lisa (Eric) and Lori (Ross), three granddaughters Keira,
Gabriella, and Mackenzie, and brothers Barry and Wayne. No service by
request. In his memory, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer
Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


GIBSON Beatrice May Peacefully on Friday, December 14, 2007 Beatrice May
Gibson passed away at age 85 years at The New Vista Care Home, Burnaby, BC.
Bea was born June 10, 1922 in Gladstone, Manitoba to Robert and Sarah
Thomson. Besides being a loving and devoted mother and grandmother, Bea was
a hard worker and was employed for many years at Shaughnessy Hospital where
she made many lasting friendships before her retirement in 1987. Bea loved
to travel and took some memorable trips in her life, but her favourites were
those home to Manitoba to visit family and friends. Bea was predeceased by
her husband Rob in 1988. She will be forever loved and missed by her
children Bev (Ron), Norman (Vanda), Andy (Maureen), Val (Howard), Diane
(Tyler), as well as her "wall of fame" grandchildren Rhonda (Robbin), Kim
(Tony), Dawn (Dave), Bradley (Brandy), Grant, Jenny, Robbie (Christina),
Murray (Patty), Katie, Matthew, Darlene (Andrew), Les and
great-grandchildren Robbie (Allyson), Amber, Sami, Oona, Crystal, Julie Ann,
Brianna, Coby and great-great-grandchildren Deklyn and Jonas. Also survived
by her siblings in Manitoba sister Adeline Grantham (Garland - deceased) and
brothers Bill Thomson (Audrey), Bob Thomson (Reita) and her many nieces,
nephews and friends. A Memorial Service for Bea's life will be held on
Friday, February 15, 2008 at 1:30 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal
Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC. Condolences can be made at www.mem.com . In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


Cathie Dawn Gould (nee Mannerinn) June 18, 1947 January 13, 2008 It is with
great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Cathie
Dawn Gould on January 13, 2008. Cathie was a beloved wife, mother, sister,
grandmother and dear friend to many. She will be dearly missed by her
husband of 40 years Dave, brother Ernie, sister Judy, sons David (Lynda),
Andy (Misty); grandchildren Ashley, David and Carys. A Celebration of
Cathie's life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 2:00 pm at
Columbia-Bowell Chapel in New Westminster, 219 6th Street. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to The Royal City Education Foundation in her
honour. Columbia Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


(Memoriam)
Michael Ham May 8, 1983 - January 19, 2002 Missing your smiles and hugs and
seeing you grow older, keeping in touch with your friends helps cope with
this enormous loss in our lives. Love Mom, Dad, Lynne, Charlie, Christopher
& Tanya
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


Sharon Lorraine Hamilton Born June 22,1952, suddenly passed away January 15,
2008 at her home. Sharon was predeceased by her father (Bogey) and brother
(Hugh). She is survived by her mother June Hamilton, sisters Maureen, Sandra
and sister-in-law Denise. She leaves behind her daughter Marnie (Charles),
grandchildren Dane and Riley, son Damien (Jamie), nieces Jennifer (Vince),
Cheyenne and Virginia, great-nephew Corey and many friends. A memorial in
celebration of Sharon's life will be held Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 11:00
a.m. at the Columbia Bowell Funeral Chapel at 219 Sixth Street.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


HAUSCH (John) Alan passed away January 8, 2008 in his Kelowna home with his
partner Christina Jarrett at his side. Alan was 62. Death came after a 1 1/2
year battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father Robert Hausch. The
oldest of 9 children, Alan's intelligence, sparkling eyes, eclectic
interests and unwavering conviction to being true to himself will be greatly
missed by his mother Margret Hausch of Vancouver, his daughter Kimberly,
brothers and sisters, Robbie (Ruth), Leslie (Joanne), Karen (Dick), Donald
(Joanne), Jamie (Terri), Heather, Walter (Nancy), Tim (Diana) and his 14
nephews and nieces. At Alan's request there will be no funeral service. The
family will hold a private ceremony at sea to commemorate Alan's love for
the ocean.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/15/2008 -
1/19/2008.


HENDERSON JUNE GERALDINE September 19, 1916 - January 5, 2008 Passed away
peacefully at David Lloyd Jones Home in Kelowna after a progressive battle
with Alzheimer's disease. June is survived by daughters Tracey (Mike
Fredrickson) of Kelowna and Pamela Morris of Maui, Hawaii; grandchildren
Sydney Cochrane, and Meagan and Adam Renquist. She is predeceased by her
husband Gordon, and son Paul (Joan Henderson) of Victoria, BC. June's
creativity was apparent in all aspects of her life, beginning with her early
career as a primary school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse on the
prairies. She loved painting and sketching and her art which she eventually
presented in juried shows and sold - was often inspired by many wonderful
years working and skiing in the area around Banff. She met Gordon in 1944
when they were both working at Lake Louise and they married in 1946. During
their marriage June shaped her life around Gordon's career, managing to
maintain her interests in art, Tai Chi and Spanish. They spent many
wonderful years living in West Vancouver and enjoyed numerous friendships.
The Hendersons retired to Kelowna in 1995 and after June was diagnosed with
Alzheimer's, Gordon spent his final years caring for her as best he could.
June was a resident of David Lloyd Jones Home in Kelowna since 2004. At
June's request, her ashes will be distributed in the mountains of Banff
later this year. In lieu of flowers, messages from friends of the family are
welcomed by her daughters at and pammorris@
hawaii.rr.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


HOWDEN Gilbert Thomas October 1, 1920 January 14, 2008 Having lived a full
and rewarding life, dad passed away on January 14, 2008, leaving his loving
wife of 57 years Lorene (Ginger), daughters Leslie Laird (David), Debra
Renney (David), grandchildren Jeff and Kellie Laird, Mike and Megan Renney,
and great-granddaughter Arwyn Renney with countless fond memories of his
quiet sense of humour, constant good nature, fun sayings, and most
importantly how he loved to be with his family. Gil was born and raised in
Vancouver, the eldest of William John Howden and Mary Ann Van Wyck's four
children. His siblings Betty (Middleton), Mary (Hartnell) and Bill Jr., all
predeceased him. Fond memories of the Howden family home at 21st and Oak,
where he spent his formative years, were foremost in his mind these past few
years. Dad joined the army reserves in his teens and then served with the
British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles) before
transferring to the Royal Canadian Engineers. He served six years in
England, France, Belgium and Germany during WW II constructing Bailey
bridges and clearing minefields. Dad was proud to be liberating Holland when
the war ended. After the war, dad joined the Post Office where he worked
first as a letter carrier, then a railway mail clerk, then onto supervisory
roles at the main post office and airport until his retirement in 1983, with
39 years of service. He was a life long member of the Royal Canadian Legion
and a past Master Mason of Crossroads Lodge. During his lifetime, dad put
his carpentry skills to work building boats, fishing with his girls and
later with his sons-in-law, making wine_especially blueberry, baking
muffins, and ÃbuildingÄ (as he called it) a hearty soup or stew. He and
mom enjoyed many travels around the world, entertaining friends at their
home, and especially sharing time with family. The family would like to
thank Dr. Jenny Shaw his family doctor as well as the staff of the Special
Care Unit West, Barb Larkin and Dr. Doug Mosley of the George Derby Centre
for veterans where Gil spent the past year and to the staff of both Burnaby
General and Royal Columbian Hospitals. Thank you also to his many caring
nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends, who visited him while
at the Centre. Dad will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A
celebration of his life will be held at the Boal Chapel and Memorial
Gardens, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 24th.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the George Derby Care Society
www.georgederbycentre.ca , or the Alzheimer's Society of British Columbia
www.alzheimerbc.org , would be gratefully received.
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1/19/2008.


JAMIESON Donald Clarence (Jamie) Born October 6, 1914, Islay, Alberta,
passed peacefully January 14, 2008, aged 93 years. Predeceased by his
parents, Donald and Mary Gordon Fortner Jamieson of Breton, Alta. Survived
by his wife of 59 years, Doreen (Southin); his children, Robert (Jo-Anne),
Carol Williams (Greg), Donald (Paula) and Brian; grandchildren, Michelle,
Jared, David, Cynthia, Kyla, Brodie and great-grandson, Liam; brother,
Norman Jamieson of Calgary; sister, Betty Mitchell of Seattle; nephew, Clare
Fortner of Spring Coulee, Alta; niece, Maxine Koehle and Eslie Jamieson and
family of Langley. Raised at Breton, Alta. dad moved to Victoria in 1935,
first working at James Island, then at Mac & Mac Hardware prior to service
with the Royal Canadian Engineers in WWII. Mum and Dad married at St. Mary's
Anglican Church, Oak Bay, June 5, 1948. Work carried them to Kelowna,
Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, North Vancouver, Parksville in 1991 and back to
Victoria in 1996. Dad was a charter member of the Victoria Curling Club,
member of the Capilano Winter Club, worked in the wholesale building supply
business and real estate. A Celebration of Jamie's Life will be held at
MCCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, Saturday, January
26, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the Christ Church Cathedral School Education Fund for the benefit
of children. Condolences may be offered at www.mccallbros.com . McCall's of
Victoria (1-800-870-4210)
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1/20/2008.


JOHNSON Richard S. passed away peacefully at home January 14, 2008. He was
predeceased by his son Micheal and grandson Randy. Richard is survived by
his wife Grace, children; Steve (Nicola), Colleen (Pat), Erin (Sean), and
Andy ( Sharon). Grandchildren; Kyle (Sue), Cody (Sammi), Jade, Chelsea,
Rikki, Jason, Mathew, Simon and Naomi, as well as his great grandson Randy.
At our fathers request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers please
send donations to The Covenant House. 100 Mile Funeral Service in care of
the arrangements 1-877-595-3243 Condolences may be sent to the family care
of www.100milefuneralservice.com
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1/20/2008.


KARPUK Alice Antonina. Born in Poland November 9, 1920 passed away
peacefully in Burnaby January 13, 2008. Predeceased by her husband John.
Survived by son John Henry (Betty), daughter Rose, 5 grandchildren, 7
great-grandchildren, sisters Sonja, Anastasia and Stella. Private family
service.
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KELL John Douglas It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful
passing of John Douglas Kell on January 14, 2008, after a brief illness. We
are deeply saddened by his passing, as are his many relatives and friends.
John was born in Winnipeg in October 1915 to an English father and a
Scottish mother. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940, became a
navigator and officer, and served on loan to the Royal Navy in the waters of
Europe until the end of the war. He returned to Winnipeg with bride, Effie,
a sweet Scottish florist, and completed his university studies with
distinction. He began his career with the civil service and became a
Certified General Accountant. The family moved to Victoria, a city he soon
loved, in 1953 and his career shifted to BC Hydro. A decade later, the
family moved to North Vancouver, and the north shore became his cherished
home. John was predeceased by Effie in 1973, and by his second wife, Diana,
an English born nurse, in 1992. He enjoyed a long and healthy retirement,
running 10k races into his seventies and bicycling to lawn bowling in his
80s. He loved gardening, cooking, playing bridge, and dancing. He took
pleasure in crosswords, reading, donating to various charities, in his
family, and in his relatives abroad. In later years, he joined the West
Vancouver Lawn Bowling Cub and shared this wonderful sport with many new
friends. John Kell was a man of integrity, always fair and honest, of fine
intellect and great discipline. He was a model to the loving sons that
survive him, Brian and David. He will be greatly missed by all who know him.
Remember the love that we Once shared Miss me but let me go. He requested
there be no memorial service, flowers or memorial gifts. He was thankful for
the kind care provided by the staff of Lions Gate Hospital.
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1/20/2008.


KONDOPULOS Eleni The loving, caring, kind mother of Anna and Peter Zibarras,
grandmother of Marylene and Costa Kyriazis and James Zibarras,
great-grandmother of Alexander and Jason Kyriazis passed away peacefully at
Lions Gate Hospital on Wednesday, January the 16th, 2008 at the age of 84.
She will be greatly missed and always remembered by all of us. The family
wishes to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff at Lions Gate Hospital
for all their care and support. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 pm on
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 at the St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00
am on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008. Interment to follow at Capilano View
Cemetery in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations
to be made in Eleni's memory to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or the
Greek Philoptochos Society of St. George's Cathedral.
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1/22/2008.


KURYK William Robert (Bill) - Born in Saskatchewan on September 27, 1924,
Bill passed away at Fellburn Care Centre, Burnaby, BC on December 4, 2007.
Bill was predeceased by his brothers George and Nick, and sisters Mary and
Rose. He is survived by his sisters Anna and Alice, nieces and nephews, and
many friends. Bill was a naval veteran and was a Freemason for many years.
Bill was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park beside his mother Dolly
Kuryk.
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1/20/2008.


KUZIK Hazel (Redman) was born in Margo, Saskatchewan January 30th, 1921
passed away peacefully Monday, January 14th, 2008 in Vancouver B.C.
Predeceased by her husband Paul in 2001. Survived by her loving sons Larry
(Joy), Douglas (Chuck), grandchildren: Darren, Robbi (Angela) and Lori:
great-grandchildren Nicholas and Daniella. Survived by brothers: Fred (Bea),
Alex, Paul and Sister Pauline and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial to
be held at a later date. If so desired a donation may be made to The Help
and Homecare Society of B.C., 2711 East 49th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. V5S 1K3 or
a charity of your choice in her memory. Personal Alternative Funeral
Services 604-662-7700
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1/20/2008.


LACROIX Eileen Margaret passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2008
after a lengthy and courageous battle with respiratory illness. She is
predeceased by her parents George and Caroline Bissett, brothers Melvin and
Kenneth Bissett, first husband Percy Michel, second husband Jerome Lacroix
and grandson Jamie Michel. Eileen is survived by her sister Marjorie
Bissett, 3 children, Richard (Christie) Michel, David (Nancy) Michel,
Carolyn (Phillip) Hopkins, grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher, Heather,
Gregory, Mark and Jonathan, Diana, great-grandchildren Cedrik, Jack and
Anouk and the extended Bissett, Michel and Lacroix families. Eileen was a
wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, friend and a most amazing woman. Born
on January 29, 1930, she touched many lives throughout her entire life. She
will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, caring ways and love that she
gave freely to all who knew her. Her favourite times were accompanying,
singing and playing the piano for singalongs, and watching her children and
grandchildren in musical and dance performances. She will be sorely missed
and will be forever in our hearts. A memorial service will be held on
Tuesday, January 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Richmond Community
Church, 8280 Gilbert Road. Major Jamie Braund officiating.
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1/20/2008.


LAM (July 12, 1941 January 16, 2008) Magdalene Bik-Wah (nee Chan) passed
away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind her
husband Arthur of 43 years, daughters Jessica (Jim) and Janice (Nigel), son
Richard (Jennifer), brothers John (Diana) and Stephen (Helen), sister
Cecilia (Anthony), grandchildren Madeleine, Yasmine and Nicolas, and all her
loving family and friends. Her kindness, thoughtfulness, strong faith and
love for life will serve as an inspiration to all who knew her and we will
miss her dearly. Prayer service will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
at 7:30 PM, with the funeral service on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 at
10:00 AM, both at Canadian Martyrs Church, 5771 Granville Avenue in
Richmond. In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Salvation Army Rotary
Hospice House or to Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church in her memory would be
greatly appreciated.
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LARGE Evelyn Kathleen November 26, 1911 - December 24, 2007 Evelyn passed
away very peacefully and gently on December 24. She will be missed by son
David (Lois), daughter Susan (Richard), grandchildren Ashley (Tony) and
Hayden great-grandson Ethan and all those many friends who loved her. No
service by request. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's
Society would be appreciated.
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1/20/2008.


LARSON Doris (nee Coghill) Born in Regina, Sask May 16, 1917, died
peacefully with family at her side in Zion Park Manor January 05, 2008.
Predeceased by her husband Conrad, son Albin, sister Margret and brother
Maynard. Survived by son Brian (June), daughters Zandy (Bob), Brenda (John),
daughter-in-law Roberta, Sisters Helen, Shirley, Joan and Barb. Brothers
Alan and George, grandchildren Glenn and Carole Larson, Tammy and Angela
Larson, Shelly, Ben and Jesse Dyler, Lindh and Michelle Carlson,
great-grandchildren Alex Dyler, Kyle and Amanda Tummins. Doris will be
lovingly remembered by family and many friends and staff at Zion Park Manor,
where she always had a smile and a laugh for all she came in contact.
Nicknamed ""Queenie"" she fiercely defended her dignity and independence
right to the end. We love you mom. Remembrance to be held January 26 at 1:00
pm Avalon Funeral Home 13288 - 108 Ave. Surrey B.C. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to Zion Park Manor 5939 180 St. Surrey B.C. V3S 4L2
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LAVIOLETTE Joseph Florian born November 26, 1924, passed away at Queen's
Park Hospice in New Westminster, BC January 11, 2008. Predeceased by his
wife Jean, Florian is lovingly remembered by children Theresa and Dennis
(Linda), grandchildren Ben and Paul, siblings Frank and Violet, and many
nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation would be appreciated ( www.hsf.bc.ca ). A Celebration of
Life service is planned for a later date at Fraser Heights Funeral Home,
14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC.
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1/20/2008.


Le PAGE - Kenneth 1912 2007 It is with great sadness that the family
announces the passing of Kenneth Le Page on December 9th, 2007. He died, at
the age of 95, peacefully in his sleep following a long and fascinating
life. He was born in Ilford, Essex in 1912. He attended Christ's Hospital
School in England on a scholarship and followed this with training in
accountancy eventually becoming a CGA. In 1937 he went out to Iran to teach
mathematics in an Iranian College and then joined the accounting department
in the Anglo Iranian Oil Company, later to become part of British Petroleum.
While in Iran he married Monica Gilmore and they were happily married for 54
years before her death in 1994. He worked for BP for 21 years in Iran
followed by ten years in London. During his time in the Middle East he
became fluent in both Farsi and Arabic and was much in demand for his
interpretative skills. After retiring from BP in 1964 he moved to his family
house in Guernsey, Channel Islands, and took a position with the States of
Guernsey Tax Department, where he worked for the next 13 years. In 1978 he
and Monica moved to Tsawwassen, British Columbia to be with their family. He
spent the next 30 years heavily involved with St. David's Anglican Church in
Tsawwassen, becoming their treasurer for 18 years and helping to start a
vibrant seniors group in the church. He was an avid and expert gardener and
his garden was a joy to experience. He is survived by his son Tony and wife
Judy, by his grandchildren Mark and Pia Le Page and by his great- grandson
Evan Le Page. He was truly a kind gentle man, with a charitable heart and a
good sense of humour. He will be sorely missed for his wise council, calm
demeanor and profound sense of Christian humanity.
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LEDSOME Susan was born on December 15, 1933 in Derby, England and passed
away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on January 3, 2008. She will be sadly
missed by John, her husband of 50 years; her sons Henry (Linda) and Mark;
daughter Sarah; grandchildren Amanda, Russell, Amy and Erika. She had
experienced a long illness and was grateful to be able to spend all but the
last two days in the comfort of her own home, thanks to support from Alicia,
Victoria and the North Shore Home Support Service. Throughout her illness
she maintained her usual cheerfulness and sharp wit. Susan requested that
there be no service, but in its place, would like her friends to join us at
her home, 5651 Westhaven Road, West Vancouver, on Saturday, January 26,
2008, between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to participate in a celebration of her
life.
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1/21/2008.


LEE York Wan Born on January 24, 1913 in Guangdong, China. Passed away
peacefully on January 16th, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband Gin Sam
Lee and survived by her 4 children, Sharon (James), Hon (Laurel), Shirley
and Harry (Elaine); 8 grandchildren, Ivan (Minnie), Alfred (Teresa),
Christine (Garry), Edmund, Joshua, Justin, Allison and Harrison; 3
great-grandchildren, Stephen, Kevin and Ryan. She was an energetic mother
and was happiest spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed by
her loving family and we will treasure our fond memories of her. The family
wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Fairhaven, Vancouver
for their care and support. A Service of Remembrance will take place at
Ocean View Chapel, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, on Wednesday, January 23,
2008 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of York Wan Lee, to
Vancouver Fair Haven, (2720 E. 48th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5S 1G7), will
be accepted and greatly appreciated.
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1/21/2008.


LEEMING Jean Dalziel Fyffe (Annan) March 29, 1919 to January 10, 2008 Jean
was born in Dundee, Scotland emigrating to Vancouver in 1926 at the age of
seven. In 1963, she moved to Tsawwassen where she lived a long life among
family and friends. Jean will always be remembered for her kindness,
knowledge (she loved to read) and ability to complete the most difficult
crossword puzzles. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Howard, Jean is
survived by her daughter, Joyce Cocking and sons, Alan Leeming (Laverne) and
Stephen Leeming as well as three grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. A Tea in Memory of Jean will be held in Tsawwassen at
5075 Cliff Drive, Delta on Sunday, January 27th, from 1 to 4pm. No service
by request. The family extends thanks to Delta's Palliative Care Nurses,
Doctor Holland and Doctor Ginn as well as the many kind neighbours for all
their support during the past months.
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1/19/2008.


LENNOX Carol (nee Newman) It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of our beloved Mum following a brave battle with cancer. Predeceased
by her husband Doug (1984), she will be greatly missed by her children Diane
(Warren), Judy (Rob), Doug (Rosemary) and Brenda, grandchildren Scott
(Wendy), Ryan, Carie, Christian, Stephanie, Keith, Matthew and Aidan, and
great grandson Tristan. Born in 1926, Carol started life in Regina,
Saskatchewan and had an early career with the CN Railway. After marrying her
best friend Doug, they had brief stops in Lethbridge and Calgary before
settling in Edmonton. A year after Doug's death, Carol moved to her beloved
West Vancouver and took up lawn bowling and became an involved member of the
senior's club. Through walks on the seawall and other activities, Carol met
close friends Jean, Opal, Shirley and Babe who all enjoyed her love of life.
Moving to Victoria in 2003, Carol enjoyed watching her two youngest
grandchildren grow up. Carol spent the last weeks of her life in the tender
care of Diane and Warren in Courtenay. A memorial service in celebration of
Carol's life will be held in West Vancouver later this spring. In lieu of
flowers, donations in memory can be made to the Comox Valley Hospice Society
Building Fund, 2137 Comox Avenue, Comox, BC V9M 1P2 Tel: 250-339-5533.
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1/19/2008.


LJUBISIC Milenko Born September 14, 1938 in Prijedor, Yugoslavia, passed
away after a courageous battle with cancer January 16, 2008 in Maple Ridge
at the age of 69. Loving and missing him are his wife of 48 years Blazenka;
daughter Lilo (Rob); son Ray (Tammie); 2 sisters, Lillian Pistrin and
Dragica Miljatovic; extended family, and many loving friends all over the
world. Milenko had a passion for helping those less fortunate in Cuba. He
will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 am on
Monday, January 21st at the Westminster Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 7925
10th Ave., Burnaby, followed by a Graveside Service at 1:30 pm at Robinson
Memorial Park Cemetery, 621 Robinson St., Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Cuba Fund, Westminster S.D.A. Church, 7925 10th
Avenue, Burnaby, BC V3N 2S3.
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1/20/2008.


LONG Fernan Albert Dad left us on January 15, 2008 at the age of 79. He will
be lovingly remembered by sons Gordon (Dayle), Edward (Kathleen) and 5
grandchildren, sister Arlene and many longtime friends and new friends at
Amica. A private family service will be held. Donations to the BC Lung
Association would be greatly appreciated. He can now join Barbara at the
slots on their Cruise Ship in Heaven.
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(Memoriam)
ERIC LOSCH June 16, 1959 - January 19, 2005 If someone said three years from
now you'd be long gone I'd stand up and punch them out! 'Cause they're all
wrong I know better. 'Cause you said forever and ever. Who knew? -Pink REST
IN PEACE, ERIC
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Ernest Arthur Loveless Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, January 24, 1918. Later
the family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. He passed way with his
caring wife by his side on January 12, 2008. He leaves to mourn his passing,
his beloved wife, Isabelle, one son, Bryan Loveless (Susan), one daughter,
Barbara Ethel Cupit (Jim), five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren,
one sister-in-law, Catherine Loveless, and special niece, Bonnie Vermiere,
and nephew, Gary Beaton, and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Ernie was a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served overseas
from July 1940 to October 1945 and received the Service Medal and Clasp.
Upon his discharge he worked at Okalla Prison in Burnaby, B.C. and his last
posting before retirement was Inspector of Prisons for the Province of B.C.
Upon his retirement he lived for a number of years in Mill Bay where he was
very active in the community. Ernie was a very honorable gentleman and
caring husband, father and friend and lived by his word. He loved traveling
and he and Isabelle enjoyed trips from Russia to the South Seas and many
places in between. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. There will
be no service by Ernie's request. No flowers by request and donations in
Ernie Loveless's memory may be made to a charity of your choice. There will
be a memorial tea at their home at 10104 Orca View Terrace, Chemainus on
January 26th from 2:00 4:00 pm. Family and friends are welcome. FIRST
MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Duncan, B.C. (250) 748-2134 Condolences may be
sent to: www.firstmemorialfuneral.com
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(Memoriam)
WHEN WE HAVE JOYS WE YEARN TO SHARE We remember you. 7 years have passed and
we still wait for you to come inside the door and say "Hi, I'm Home". We all
miss you Luca and not a day goes by that we don't wish you were here with
us! So long as we live, you too shall live, for you are always with us. We
remember you. Love Mom, Dad and Matteo
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LYNCHUK Allan Brent. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing
of Al on January 5, 2008 at a New York City hospital with his loving family
at his side. He was 48 years of age. Al was born and raised in Saskatoon and
later moved to Vancouver where he resided until his untimely death. As a
burn survivor, he led a valiantly courageous and fulfilling life and was an
uplifting inspiration to everyone he met. Al is part of a loving and
dedicated family Parents, Mike and Eileen, sister, Brenda (Serko) and his
niece, Christa (Tim) as well as numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Al was
predeceased by his brother Myles Michael, Grandparents Steve and Ann Lynchuk
and Peter and Helen Nickorick, Uncles Eugene, Steve, Peter and John, Aunt
Sophie and cousins Terry, Mitchell and Nikki. A memorial service will be
held at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church located at 550 West 14th Ave.,
Vancouver, B.C. on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of
flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Burn Fund (
www.burnfund.org ). "Vision to see ... Faith to believe ... Courage to
do."
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MACDONALD Graham October 10th, 1936 December 29th, 2007 After a long, hard
fought battle, Graham finally succumbed to his illness on December 29th. In
the last 2 years, Graham continued to surprise us all with his tenacious
will to survive, despite the odds, and the hand he'd been dealt with. Graham
Is remembered and lovingly survived by his sister Sue, (Chuck and family),
his sons, Bob, Jamie and Bruce, (their respective families and children),
his extended family, Brock, Terri and Marion, and his very good friends,
Denny, Sharon and Hans. Through out his career, Graham was not only an
accomplished salesman, but took great pride in being the owner/operator of
his trucking business. In fact even In his final year, he was often
overheard saying ""as soon as I get outta here, I'm going to get my license
back."" Stubborn to the end, he is finally ""back on the road"". The family
would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Evergreen House, for
their kindness and care. At Graham's request, there will be no service, but
in lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so, may donate to the Canadian
Cancer Society in Graham's memory.
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1/20/2008.


MADDEN Patricia Ann "Pat" born March 19, 1946 New Westminster, B.C. passed
away peacefully Sunday, January, 13, 2008 Vancouver, BC. Lovingly remembered
and greatly missed by her husband ElRoy Jacobs and many friends and
colleagues of B.C. Bio Medical and Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club and all
of her cherished friends. Pat was an avid skier, having skied every ski hill
in Western Canada and the United States. Pat was avidly involved in cycling,
golfing and running. She was proud to have successfully completed two 100
mile single day rides in the Skagit Valley. Pat enjoyed her 37 years with
Bio Medical and also her membership at the Shaughnessy Golf/Tennis Country
Club. Pat was a happy spirit who enjoyed every moment wherever and whomever
she was with. Celebration of Patricia's life will be held Wednesday, January
23, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Hamilton Harron Funeral Home, 5390 Fraser St.,
Vancouver, B.C. Pastor Hergesheimer officiating.
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1/20/2008.


MARK Mary, aged 83 ears, of Ladner, BC passed away on January 13th, 2008
after a 5 year courageous battle with cancer. Mary is survived by her loving
husband Ross; son Dan; grandsons Chris and Rick and son-in-law David. She
was predeceased by her daughter Roxanne in 2007. At Mary's request, there
will be no service.
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MARKS Robert Arthur August 19, 1921 January 15, 2008 Bob passed away
peacefully at Rosewood Manor in the early morning of January 15, 2008 at the
age of 86. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Gladys of 31 years,
step-daughter Barbara (Don), step-son John (Linda), 4 grandchildren Michael,
Glenn, Shannon, Tim, 4 great-grandchildren Jordan, Kai, Kaelyn, and Tristan,
nieces Carol and Linda and nephew Mark. Bob served with the Grenadier Guards
during the war and was with the Canadian Troops when they landed in
Normandy. Bob spent 45 years with the CPR working across Canada. He retired
in 1983 rounding out his career as Chief Accountant for Western Canada.
During his retirement, together he and Gladys travelled extensively, enjoyed
golf, played bridge and attended church. A special thank you to the staff at
Rosewood Manor for the care and consideration given Bob over the past few
years. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Anne's Church 4071 Frances
Road, Richmond on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to St. Anne's Church, Rosewood Manor or the
Alzheimer's Society.
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1/21/2008.


MATSUI Otohiro April 17, 1913 - January 10, 2008 Predeceased by his wife
Misayo. Survived by sons, Ken (Cathy), Dennis (Jackie), Satoshi and
grandchildren Cole, Kevin and Paula. Private service has been held. He will
be missed by family, relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of B.C.
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1/19/2008.


McBAIN Allison M. (Saba) October 25, 1922 - January 1, 2008 Our dear and
unique Mom died peacefully in Enderby BC after a long and brave decline. She
is survived by her children Steve Saba, Doug Saba, Andrea Saba and Katherine
Collins (ne?e Arn Saba); two adult grandsons, Matthew Kowalchuk and Brynne
Morrice; and three young grandchildren, Rosa, Leif and Nell Saba. We all
celebrate and mourn her with the greatest of love. Allison McBain was born
in Winnipeg and raised in Vancouver by her parents, Clark and Hilda McBain.
She early on revealed her sunny and endearing nature, as well as her talents
at drawing, writing, and playing piano. She attended York House School, and
later UBC, making friends who stayed close for life. She interrupted her
education in 1942 to marry Arnold Alexander Saba; the family lived in
Kerrisdale. As a mother, she was an infinite resource - full of good cheer,
patience, generosity, imagination, and delight. She brought her deep
intelligence to the job, quoting Gibran: ÃŽYour children are not your
children . . You may give them your love but not your thoughts . . You are
the bow from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.ÃŽ In the
50s and early 60s, Allison was busy in her community, with The Junior League
(she edited their magazine), and later with Voice of Women and other
social-action groups. She also began reading and thinking about what later
was called second-wave feminism. Around 1962 she returned to UBC, studying
sociology, comparative religion, and more. She ultimately attained an
education degree. In 1968 she left her husband, after many difficult years,
and went into teaching full-time, soon specialising in remedial reading. She
remained single by choice. All this time she continued her passion for the
arts, as well as tennis, small boats and far-flung travel. Amongst her
favourite reading had always been comics, fantasy and science-fiction; in
1992 she wrote and illustrated a published book, Cory in Oz, based on her
favourites, the Oz series. For several decades she published cartoons in
small magazines, and she always painted, mostly light-hearted pictures of
water creatures. Allison spent over twenty years on Vancouver Island, always
by the sea, and passed her later life near her two sons in Enderby (the
Okanagan), in a riverside house, leading a life of quiet happiness.
Debilitated by many strokes, she spent her last years in Parkview Place in
Enderby, where the staff was amazingly caring and attentive. She slowly
slipped away, sleeping for most of her final year, but still able to say I
Love You to us all. She did not fear death, frequently having expressed her
curiosity about it. She is irreplaceable, but the love and inspiration she
gave us will be with us forever. She has been cremated, and her ashes will
rest, along with her parents', in a plot near Kelowna. There has been a
private family event, but no service. Our love and thanks to all of Mom's
friends, who enhanced her life so very much.
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Patricia Emily McDowell (nee Boal) 17 March 1907 2 January 2008 Pat was well
into her 101st year when she died at Heritage Village, Sardis on 2 January.
Born in Belfast Pat came to Toronto in 1924 and to Chilliwack in 1956. She
is predeceased by her husband Harper (1970) and son, Trevor (2003) and three
brothers. Pat is missed by son Kevin (Linda), daughter Beverley,
daughter-in-law Sandra, grandchildren Jason (Jo), Cindy Whiteside (Chad),
Lori Garland (Gene) and Tammi and great-grandsons Joe, Ian, Brian and
Bradley. Pat is survived by younger sisters Isobel Connor and Alice Shepherd
of Toronto and Lenore Lind of Santa Barbara and nieces and nephews. Pat was
an energetic and interested person all her life; she lived independently
until she was 93. Her perspective in her senior years was always one of
kindness and gratitude. Pat had a wonderful celebration on her 100th, with
many friends and family as well as her prize from the Queen. That will be
our memorial for her and there will be a family ceremony when her ashes will
be interred in her husband's gravesite. In lieu of flowers the family
requests donations in Pat's memory to Heritage Village Nursing Home for
needed equipment (7525 Topaz Drive, Sardis, B.C. V5R 3C9).
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JOHN STEWART (JACK) MCINTOSH March 2, 1915 January 2, 2008 Jack McIntosh
died on January 2, 2008 in Walnut Creek, California, where he had resided
for the past 28 years. He was born on March 2, 1915 in Vancouver, British
Columbia, Canada to John Grant McIntosh and Anne (Stewart) McIntosh. He
received his public-school education in Vancouver, graduating from Vancouver
Technical School in 1933. He attended the University of British Columbia and
was awarded a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in mining engineering in
1940. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Delta social fraternity. In 1940, he
started to work for Sheep Creek Gold Mines Limited, where he was employed
until 1968, working in and managing gold and base-metal mines in
southeastern British Columbia; serving as an executive of the company the
last 12 years. Later, he was employed by Kaiser Engineers, working in
Vancouver, British Columbia; Sydney, Australia; and Oakland, California. He
retired from Kaiser Engineers in 1980. Jack was an active member of the
Association of Professional Engineers and Geologists of British Columbia,
the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Society for Mining
and Exploration. Jack married Dorothy Catherine Doelle, his wife of 63
years, in 1942 in Sheep Creek, British Columbia. As well as his parents and
wife, he was predeceased by his twin brother, Donald Grant McIntosh and his
sister, Maebelle Wilkin. He leaves a son, Douglas Grant (Janet) McIntosh of
Denver, Colorado; a daughter, Judith Anne (Paul) Steffens of Powell River,
British Columbia; granddaughters Kristina and Jennifer Steffens of
Vancouver, B.C.; and a grandson, Ian McIntosh of Sparks, NV.. After his
retirement, Jack and Dorothy, enjoyed life together, playing golf and
traveling extensively, both in Northern California and throughout the world.
He deeply missed her companionship after her death in 2004. He enjoyed a
long and satisfying life. We will miss him. Family services will be held at
a later date.
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(Memoriam)
CLAYTON McKEE January 10, 1994 Loved, missed and remembered by all his
family.
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1/20/2008.


McLEAN George Jordan April 29, 1927 - January 14, 2008 After using up all of
his nine lives, George has peacefully passed on. Born in Bellevue, Alberta
he moved to B.C. in his teens, settling in Vancouver. A thirty-five year
employee of the V.S.B. as a painter, past president and honourary lifetime
member of Painters Union, master breadmaker, fisherman and golfer; his sharp
wit and always ready store of jokes will be missed. Survived by his wife,
Dedie; sons Don (Tariya), David (Heather), Dan (Michele); sisters Janet,
Helen and four grandchildren. George was predeceased by his Mom, Sarah;
sisters Mary, Nancy, Mildred, Kay, Helen; brothers Donald, Bill; as
wonderful a family as you could meet. No service, no flowers but a small
drink of Rye would be appropriate.
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1/20/2008.


MCLEOD Mary Jo Mary Jo was born in Winnipeg March 19, 1927. She died
peacefully Saturday, January 12, at Queen's Park Care Centre. Mary Jo was
predeceased by her husband Alan, parents, Alf and Gertrude Cortens, sisters
Laura Smith and Audrey Thorwaldson, and brother Raymond Cortens. She will be
sadly missed by daughters Jill and Catherine and son Stephen (Pauline),
sisters Lettie Morse (Allan) Trudi Cortens and brothers Jack (Byrnece),
David (Margaret) and Brian (Dodi) Cortens, grandchildren Jennafer, Melissa,
Matthew, Brendan and Erin along with many nieces and nephews. Mary Jo, Alan
and family moved to Burnaby from Winnipeg in 1961 where she became an active
member of St. Francis de Sales Parish, serving as a school secretary for
many years. Jo, as she was fondly known, was a kind person with a great
heart and love for her family along with a wonderful sense of humour and
love of life and friends. Prayer services will be held at St. Francis de
Sales Church, 6610 Balmoral St. Burnaby, B.C. on Sunday, January 20 at 4:00
p.m. Funeral mass will be at St. Francis de Sales on Monday, January 21 at
12 noon. Cremation will take place and internment will be at a later date.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Queen's Park Care Centre in New
Westminister and Nurses Next Door for the kind care she received. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to Madonna House, 501 Parkside Dr. Toronto, ON
M6R 2Z9 or to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Personal Alternative Funeral
Services 604-857-5779
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1/19/2008.


(Memoriam)
Michael Miller November 08, 1948 January 20, 2006 Two years have passed and
still our hearts ache for the sound of your voice and your gentle and loving
ways. You are forever in our hearts and thoughts. Love Lorette, Alicia and
Kristen
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MILLER Sydney John Howard August 7, 1914 - January 14, 2008 It is with
sadness and great family loss that we announce the passing of Howard who was
in his 94th year. Howard was predeceased by Iva, his wife of almost 60
years, son Ken and brothers Bert and Doug. He leaves his loving family: son
Syd (Carol), daughter-in-law Evelyn, grandchildren Anne (Kevin), Elisabeth
(Murray), Jennifer, Alan, and great-grandchildren Mark, Sarah, Jonathan and
Caroline. He is also survived by his brother Dave, sisters Helen and
Margaret and several nieces and nephews. Howard was born in Edmonton and
raised in the Forest Heights area of the city. He married and continued to
reside in Edmonton through to 1943. A career change during WWII brought
Howard to the coast to assist in the war effort. He settled in Burnaby,
became a shipwright and worked in several shipyards along the Fraser River,
False Creek and Burrard Inlet. Howard was a fine craftsman and could work
with wood or metal. Howard and Iva enjoyed RVing and travelled across
Canada. He was community minded, and served as a scout master and was a
support to those in need. He was always an enthusiastic encourager to his
grandchildren, and he loved to be a part of their accomplishments. The
family wishes to express its heartfelt apprecation for the excellent care
and comfort provided by the staff at Howard's residence, Buchanan Lodge, in
New Westminster. A special bonding between staff and Howard was evident
throughout his stay but particularly during his recent illness. A private
family memorial service was held on January 18th at Buchanan Lodge. For
those wishing to recognize Howard's passing donations can be made to
Buchanan Lodge, 409 Blair Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 4A4.
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MORTIMER Gwen November 5, 1933-January 13, 2008 Adored wife, mother, Bubba,
sister, aunt and friend. Gwen loved mah jong, martinis, operas (making
pilgrimages to the world's greatest opera houses), travel, books, art, good
food and wine. One of seven children, Gwen was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Gwen met Ed at HMCS Stadacona. They settled in West Vancouver, and for more
than 52 years they enjoyed a loving marriage, the likes of which most of us
can only imagine. Her three children, Paul (Shelley), Katherine (Scott) and
Melissa, were her pride and joy, their every accomplishment was celebrated
and they were always encouraged to follow their dreams. One of Gwen's
favourite roles was that of Little Bubba to Sean, Ashley and Sasha Li. All
people were equal in Gwen's eyes and she thought nothing of taking in waifs
and strays. Gwen had a life-long love of learning, taking courses in
everything from English literature to anthropology, from Qi Gong to Israeli
dancing. A longtime peer counselor at the UBC Women's Resources Centre,
Gwen's gift for empathy and wise counsel touched many lives. Gwen made and
kept friends of all ages and from all walks of life. She was a marvelous
hostess whose parties were legendary. A celebration of Gwen's life will be
held at a later date. In the meantime, we encourage all who knew and loved
Gwen to toast her life with a martini (Beefeater gin, very dry, straight up
with an olive). ÃJust the one, thoughÄ In lieu of flowers, donations to
the North Shore Hospice, through the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be
appreciated. Gwen's family would like to express their heartfelt
appreciation and gratitude for the loving care she received from Dr. Val
Geddes and the North Shore Palliative Care team.
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MURRAY Annie Charlotte (nee Williamson) Born December 18, 1908, after a full
life, Ann died peacefully January 5, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Walter
Allen (Bud) Murray, and her daughter Pamela Ann Bowman (David). Lovingly
remembered by daughter Leslie Elizabeth Beck (Alan), granddaughter Charlotte
Ann Bowman, plus family in Vancouver, Victoria, Sointula, B.C., London,
England, Osoyoos and Seattle Washington, and by sister-in-law, Muriel
Margaret Tanner of Ladner, B.C. A forward thinking woman, Ann treated life
as an adventure, living across Canada and overseas during her married life.
Late of West Vancouver, her fondest memories, before retirement, include the
years living in Aruba with her family. Her humour and wit will be missed.
Deep appreciation and many thanks go to the ""Dream Team"" for their
excellent care and to residens and staff of Somerset House for their
friendship and kindness. No service by request. In lieu of flowers,
donations, if so desired, may be made to a charity of your choice.
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1/20/2008.


NENDICK James (Jim) Douglas. It is with great sadness that the family of
Jim announces his passing after a lengthy illness at Kinsmen Place Lodge on
January 13th, 2008 at the age of 83. Jim was the beloved husband of Jean
(predeceased). Loving father of Diane (Larry), Danny, Gary, John and Bob.
Sadly missed by his sister Margaret (Jim), special nephew George, 7
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many brothers and sisters-in-law,
nephews, nieces and friends. Viewing will be held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on
Sunday, January 20th at Forest Lawn Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby
where a service to celebrate Jim's life will be held on Monday, January 21st
at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your
choice. We part only to meet again Dad, You will be forever in our hearts.
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1/20/2008.


NIGHTINGALE Graham Robert Born in London England passed away peacefully on
15 January 2008 in Delta, at the age of 92. Survived by his loving wife of
50 years Freda Camilla, son Trevor (Juliana) and granddaughters Amanda and
Christina, as well as his brother John (Georgina) and their family in Kent,
England. He served nearly six years in the British infantry and landed on
D-Day in World War II. After fighting in Germany ceased, he took a staff
position and retired a Major from the British Forces in 1946 when he
emigrated to Canada and joined an international insurance house remaining
there until retirement as Senior Vice-President after 25 years of service.
Formerly, an active and long time member of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club,
Vancouver Club and Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. No Service by request,
but donations to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated. Delta
Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
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NOBLE Patricia Margaret (Bird) Born on July 10, 1929 in North Vancouver,
Pat passed away January 14, 2008 at home. Pat was predeceased by her loving
husband Donald (Don) in 1993 and her brother Barry in 2001. She will be
deeply missed and forever remembered by her brother John (Buddy),
sister-in-law Beverley Ungar of Largo, Florida, step-daughter Cynthia,
(David), grandson Colin (Sherri), great-granddaughter Paige, grandson Chad
(Alexandra), great-granddaughter Bailey, niece Wendy (Colin), friend and
travel companion Trudy Lowes. Pat had a zest for life and touched all who
knew her. She traveled extensively during her lifetime and leaves wonderful
memories to so many friends both at home and abroad. After spending some
time working at Gault Brothers, Pat had a long career with BC Telephone
Company in the North Vancouver office and was a member of the Telus
Community Ambassadors. In lieu of flowers, any donation to the Lions Gate
Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated.
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1/20/2008.


(Memoriam)
PAPPAJOHN James John August 20, 1934 - January 19, 1999 As you were you will
always be, Treasured forever in our memory, For nothing loved is ever lost.
You were a father, teacher and best friend. Thank you for all the great
memories and legacy you have left behind. Loved and dearly missed by
Anthony, Mary, John. Tom, Tina, Georgia, Jenna, Demi, Jennifer and Lexi.
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1/20/2008.


PILLER Selma Emma (nee Stebner), born January 25, 1916 in New Sarepta,
Alberta, died suddenly at home January 14, 2008. Predeceased by brothers
Fred, Edward and Norman, and sister Dorothy. Survived by her loving husband
of 67 years, Ernie, and daughter Dayle; sisters Helen Jones, Agnes Graff
(Harry) and Audrey Wills; sister-in-law Mildred Stebner; and many nephews
and nieces. There will be no service. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the
charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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(Memoriam)
Memoriam for Marnie (Mary Margaret Bulger) POFFENROTH February 10, 1929 -
January 20, 2006 After 2 years We Remember: - Your smile, humour, wit, love
for family, volunteering in the community. Your enthusiasm and love for
travel to a small part of the world, Your delight on being on the sea while
coastal cruising in local waters with your guests and many friends, Your
smiles, laughter, wit, interest, adaptability while traveling by boat in the
canals of the UK and France, in the waters of the Med. to all those foreign
countries where only a small amount of English is understood, Your
expression of delight, anticipation as a new harbour is reached and then
going ashore to flavour the city or town, Your delight at being at the
markets and checking out the fresh produce and especially the GREEN GRAPES
and GARDEN GREEN PEAS, Your evaluating and bargaining for a treasure to give
to a friend or add to memories of being abroad, And your special aptitude to
make many close friends during the course of traveling in Europe. Your
Family - Gordon, Joan and John, Duncan and family, Cousins Bev, Bob, Meghan,
and David Maccallum also John Bulger and the THOMS - Phil and Marian, Anne,
Bryan and Beckie, remember you. WE REMEMBER and WE SHALL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU
MARNIE
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RANDALL Derek James born February 6, 1946 in Surrey, England and resident of
North Vancouver since 1976, passed away at Lions Gate Hospital on January
13th, 2008 after a courageous fight with colorectal cancer. He is survived
by his loving wife of 37 years Hazel, sons Colin (Karen), James
(Ann-Louise), Jonathan and granddaughter Ella. Derek will also be dearly
missed by his brother Michael, nephew Robert (Sue) and niece Natalie (Alan).
Fond memories of Derek are held by his many friends and relatives. Derek
will always be remembered for his love and commitment to his family and his
passion for traveling, fishing, boating, soccer and the outdoors. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation,
www.lghfoundation.com for colorectal cancer screening. Family and friends
are invited to attend a memorial service on January 23rd, 2008 at 10:00 am
at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 980-3451.
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ROBINSON Dorothy Mary (nee Chamberlain) Born in Winnipeg, MB on September
22, 1915. Dorothy passed away peacefully on January 13, 2008. Dorothy, a
longtime resident of White Rock BC, was predeceased by her husband, Joseph,
in 1995. She will be fondly remembered and missed by her family and friends.
The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Morgan Place for the
care and comfort they gave Dorothy this past year. A private service will be
held on Bowen Island. Donations may be made to the BC Children's Hospital
Foundation (604 875-2444) in her memory.
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1/20/2008.


ROGERS Robert Professor Emeritus, School of Music, U.B.C. September 15,
1936 - January 16, 2008 Robert passed away peacefully at home surrounded by
his family after a valiant battle with cancer. He will be lovingly
remembered and greatly missed by his wife Mary, sons Bob (Ramona), Tony
(Beth), and Chris, grandchildren Brennan, Malia, Jaida, Joshua and Zachary,
siblings John (Brenda), Jim (Kathy), Jocelyn (Kevin), Susan and Cindy
(Michael), stepmother Jean, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Robert's legacy is one of generosity of spirit, devotion to his family, and
his tremendous contribution to the musical community, both as a teacher and
performer. Robert loved life, and enjoyed nothing more than regaling friends
and relations with stories and anecdotes. Special thanks to Dr. Harvey
Halperin and all of the dedicated health care professionals who helped him
through the final and most difficult period of his life. A memorial service
will be held on Friday, January 25th at 1:30 P.M. at St. Philip's Anglican
Church, 3737 W. 27th Ave., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the
Canadian Cancer Society would be most appreciated.
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1/21/2008.


ROQUE Lucia Mendoza, born February 11, 1912 in Pasay, Philippines, passed
away suddenly January 16, 2008. Lucia is predeceased by her son Rodolfo and
survived by her loving family, children, Corazon, Angelita, Elias, Manuel
and Romulo; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.
Prayers will offered at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at St.
Mary's Church, 5251 Joyce Street, Vancouver where the Mass of Christian
Burial wiill be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2008.
Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Burnaby, B.C.
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ROSS Sharron passed away on December 28, 2007 at 66 years of age.
Predeceased by her husband Bob Ross. Survived by her daughter Cathy; son
Paul; grandson Callum; mother Lois; sister Peggy; brother Frank; nephews
Frankie, Tommy, and Christopher; and her close friends from Pacific House.
Sharron worked for the Coquitlam School Board for many years and then
volunteered in her community working with seniors. She will be loved and
missed by all who knew her.
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SANDERSON Howard "Sandy" Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, March
14th, 1923, Sandy passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on Saturday,
December 15th, 2007 at St. Paul's Hospital. Sandy is survived by his wife,
Josephine (Jo), son, Alan, sister Elaine and brothers Allan and Jack. Sandy
joined the Vancouver Police Department in March, 1950, retiring June 1st,
1979, holding the rank of Staff Sgt. His interests varied from dogs, birds
and books to his collection of vintage cars. Sandy was a Charter Member of
the Lions Gate Model A Club, as well as serving as a long standing member of
the Totem Model A&T Ford Club, and the Vancouver Chapter of the Vintage Car
Club. Because of his assignment to Halifax bombers during WWII, Sandy was
also involved with the Air Crew Assn. Always a quick smile, Sandy enjoyed
life to its fullest. A Memorial Service will be held at Boal Chapel, 1505
Lillooet Road, North Vancouver (just past the Capilano College entrance),
Tuesday, January 22nd at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA
would be appreciated.
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SIMS Clarice Ida (nee Grant). Passed away October 7, 2007. Memorial Service
to be held January 25 at 1:00 p.m. at Gilmore Park United Church, 8060 #1
Rd. Richmond, B.C.
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1/19/2008.


SITTER Robert (Bob) Born November 24, 1953, he left us quietly on January
14, 2008, at the Surrey Memorial Hospital, after an extended illness. Bob is
mourned by his wife, Susan, his sons Shane and Brandon, his mother Sophie,
his brothers Wayne and Raymond as well as his extended family of nieces,
nephews, relatives, and his many friends. Bob was blessed with the ability
to make people laugh and at any gathering you could find him in the center
of the noisiest, happiest group in the room entertaining everyone with his
stories. He was often described by those who knew him well as being Ãlarger
than lifeÄ. He had a deep and abiding passion for the water and could
usually be found on Boundary Bay near the Tsawwassen Ferry slip, where his
search for the most succulent crab had reportedly lead him into waters south
of the 49th parallel on occasion, or on one of his favorite lakes. He was
often accompanied by either his son Shane or one of his many ""fishing
buddies"" on these excursions. By request, there will be no funeral service
however his family will hold a celebration of his life at a later date.
Donations in his memory can be directed to either the B.C. Cancer Foundation
or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. We love and miss you always Bob good
crabbing!
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SMART Dorothy M. In loving memory of Dorothy Smart (nee Wheeler) of
Coquitlam, B.C. who passed away peacefully on December 27, 2007, after a
sudden illness. Born January 11, 1923, in North Vancouver, B.C., to parents
Jesse and Allan, she grew up on the North shore and attended North Van High
School. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Smart, she is
survived by her children, Maureen Rogers (Ernie) of Chilliwack, Patricia
VandenBroek (Herman) of Seattle, and Robert Clark (Sophia)of Toronto; her
step-children, Janice McCuaig (Blair), and James Smart (Bonnie) of
Coquitlam; grandchildren Ric Bains, Brenda Hughes, Robin Copeland, Lisa
Moorehead, Matthew Clark, Robert and Alana McCuaig, and James Smart; great
grandchildren Stefan VandenBroek, Jasmine, Krishten, and Lauren Bains,
Alyssa Plumb, Daylan and Jaden Hughes, and Mitchell Meyer; and great, great
grandchildren; Madison and Carter Plumb. She will be remembered by those who
loved her for her unparalleled integrity, intelligence, and generosity. A
true idealist, she led by example and was an active supporter of human and
animal rights. A memorial service is being planned to celebrate her life.
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STANDER, DIANE (HEINRICH) Diane Stander passed away at Langara Care Home,
December 20th 2007. Predeceased by her son Donald, she leaves to mourn her
passing, son Victor (Marianne), daughter-in-law Jennie, grandchildren Glenn
(Mandy), Cheryl (Troy), Michael, Julie (Phil), great-grandchildren, Spencer,
Dallas, Dylan, Adam, Emily, sister Coro Garner and several nieces and
nephews. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 12th at 1:30 pm
St. Vincent's Langara, Vancouver.
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STEVENS Roderick George Campbell ended his journey with us on December 21st,
2007. He was born February 4, 1929 as a proud 2nd generation Vancouverite.
He was full of complexity and wonder. Had passions for life, history and the
sea. We all will miss the twinkle in his eye, his quick wit that was said
with a smile at the edge of his lips. At Rod's request no memorial service
but instead a quiet toast to life, family and friendship. We salute him with
bagpipes and the tune of ÃŽDanny Boy!ÃŽ He will be missed by his family.
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STRAIN William Joseph passed away peacefully January 13, 2008 in his 75th
year in Lone Butte, BC. Predeceased by son David, four brothers and three
sisters, he is survived by his son, Jimmy, daughter, Darlene; four
grandchildren, Brianna, Lauren, Caitlin and Peyton; seven sisters, Sister
Kathleen, Marie, Frances, Mary-Lou, Shirley, Rose and Theresa and many other
family members and friends. Prayers will be offered on Thursday, January 24,
2008 at 7:00 pm in Corpus Christi Church, 6350 Nanaimo St., Vancouver where
Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday, January 25 at 10:30 am, Rev.
Fr. Michael Conaghan, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully
acknowledged to the charity of your choice. Kearney Funeral Services
604-736-0268
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1/19/2008.


STRATHDEE Beatrice "Bea", born June 30, 1914, passed away on January 14,
2008 at the Vancouver Hospital after a short illness. Bea was predeceased by
her husband, Stewart Mathiesan Strathdee, Auntie Bea will be very sadly
missed, with fond memories from her family in Scotland. She will be
remembered with much love by her friends Susan and Larry and their children
Rosalie and Angelique. Many thanks to the caring and supportive doctors and
nurses in Ward 11D at Vancouver Hospital. And thanks and love to all who
knew and loved Bea at the Arbutus Care Centre and WeCare.
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SWIFT Thomas Born April 5, 1911, Devonshire, U.K. and on December 18, 2007
peacefully joined his beloved wife, Cassie, who predeceased him in 1999.
Also predeceased by his brother John (Jack) Swift in 1952. A long time
resident of New Westminster, Tom spent his last years in Victoria. Lovingly
remembered by his family, daughter Beverley (Tim), son Wayne (Arla),
grandchildren Karina (Miguel), Nathan (Piia) and Adrienne, great-grandson
Johannes and special niece Marie (Bill). He also left many nieces, nephews
and cousins. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on
January 26, 2008 at Burkeview Chapel, 3014 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam.
Rev. Dal McCrindle officiating. Rather than flowers, please consider making
a donation to your favourite charity in Tom's name.
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1/20/2008.


TOMKINS Allan Merwin January 4, 1925 January 15, 2008 The family sadly
announces the passing of our Dad, Al Tomkins in Penticton, B.C. Al was
predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Vinni Nelsen. He is survived by his
sister Isabelle Meharg of Langley, sons Rick (Denise) Summerland, Curt
(Michelle) Kelowna, Chris (Brenda) Port Coquitlam and daughter Susan (Harry)
Princeton, grandchildren Jonathan, James, Rory, Daphne, Connor, Matt,
Elizabeth, Nicole, and many nieces and nephews. Born in London Ontario, Al
came to B.C. with his family in the 1930s. At 17, he volunteered for the
Canadian Army that helped the allied forces liberate France, Belgium and the
Netherlands. He returned with his regiment, the VIII Reconnaissance, twice
to celebrate the Anniversary of its liberation. For over 40 years Al worked
at Burrard Dry Dock Shipyards in the Sheet Metal Shop. He married Vinni in
1948 and together they raised their family in North Vancouver. Later they
retired to Princeton, B.C. where they enjoyed a good life. A Memorial
Service will be held January 26th,12 noon at St. Pauls' United Anglican
Church in Princeton. Forever remembered with love.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


(Memoriam)
Inez Josephine (Rader) Turner January 11th, 2002 Cherished daughter and
sister Loyal and loving wife and Mum Extraordinary mother-in-law Devoted and
adoring Nana Vibrant and mischievous friend Holding all the love you gave
us, deep in our hearts, you will walk with us always. We miss the tickling
too... All your loving family and friends. A Mass of Remembrance will be
offered Sunday, January 20, at 4:30 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


WALDOCK Virginia Elaine Beirnes passed away peacefully on January 15th,
2008. The Honorable Arthur D. Beirnes and Lt. General Donald Waldock
predeceased her. Her loving daughter Denise Lorraine Beirnes and loving
granddaughter Ashley Melissa Birt:, cousins Doris Campbell and Marilla
Baird, and God-daughters Jill Brown and Weslyn Morrison, survive Virginia.
She will be acutely missed by her many friends. Virginia graduated from the
Law school at the University of the British Columbia, in 1949. She held many
positions with the greater Vancouver community, giving unselfishly of her
time and talents, including: President of the United Way of Vancouver,
President of the Y.W.C.A., President of the Board of the Vancouver Community
College, President of the University Women's Club, and was a founding Board
member of West Coast L.E.A.F. Virginia was awarded the Volunteer A ward of
Canada, the most prestigious award of its kind, which was presented to her
by then Governor General of Canada, Georges Vanier. The family wishes to
thank the staff of Arnica. West Vancouver for their sweet and loving care of
Virginia, making her final days comfortable and happy. Gratitude is also
given to the caregivers and staff of 7 East, Lions Gate Hospital. A
celebration of Virginia's life will be held at the University Women's Club,
Hycroft, 1489 McCrae Avenue, Vancouver at 2 PM, Tuesday January 22, The
Reverend Bob Burrows officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the Donald
and Virginia Waldock fund for "The Relief of Distressed Animals" at the
Vancouver Foundation would be greatly appreciated. For those wishing to
share a memory of Virginia, please go to www.mem.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/18/2008 -
1/19/2008.


WALKER Louise Dorothy born July 25, 1913 in Capetown, South Africa. Passed
away peacefully on December 17, 2007 at Royal Columbian Hospital at the age
of 94. Left to cherish her memory are sons Arthur (Ramona) and Alan, 3
grandchildren Clifford, Allison (Chris) and Vince; 5 great-grandchildren
Isabella, Kiara, Joshua, Ben and Alexandra and many other relatives and
friends. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the
Royal Columbian Hospital and the caregivers at the Burquitlam Care Center. A
memorial service will be held at St Mary's Church in Kerrisdale (2490 West
37th Avenue in Vancouver) at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2008. In lieu of
flowers, a donation may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


WEBSTER John. It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of a dear
friend. An avid golfer, loyal teamster and a tempestuous Scot. Predeceased
by loving wife Mary (April 2004). Service on January 21st at Bell & Burnaby
Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings St., Burnaby at 10:30 am. Reception to follow
at Eagle Creek Burnaby Mountain Golf Course.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/18/2008 -
1/19/2008.


WHYTE Patricia "Pat" G. (nee Craig) Mom passed away peacefully on January
14, 2008, was predeceased by her husband Doug in 1994 and her sister Eileen
Wescott. Pat will be lovingly remembered by her sons James (Carol) and Rob,
grandchildren Craig and Allison, sister Clodagh Craig, beloved nieces and
nephews and friends from across the country. Pat was born in Vancouver on
November 10, 1920 and graduated from McGee High School. She married her high
school sweetheart Douglas Drummond Whyte in 1941. Pat and ""Drum"" spent
many a weekend on the Bonnie Boat fishing, particularly in the Pender
Harbour area and later on enjoyed motor homing with the Snow Birds. They
continued an early fellowship with the Ryerson Church basketball group. Pat
gave herself to people and held various positions with P.E.O., St. David's
United Church, Shornecliffe Care Facility and St. Mary's Thrift Store
Auxiliary. Pat and Doug also volunteered as hosts at Porpoise Bay Provincial
Park Campsite. The family would like to extend a thanks to the staff and
workers at the Vancouver Island Health Authority in Sechelt. In West Van
thanks to Dr. Robert Follows, staff, nurses, and care aids at the Inglewood
Care Facility. A family celebration of Pat's life will be held in the
spring. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the charity of your
choice in Pat's name.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


(Memoriam)
WOJCIECHOWSKI Eugeniusz Jozef Toul, France July 11, 1949 Winnipeg, Canada
January 19, 1996 I can hardly believe it has been 12 years. How I miss our
philosophical conversations. At times I find myself drinking coffee
aloneÇimagining that you are going to walk through the door and join me as
you so often did. You, my dear, were not only one of the most interesting
people I've known, you were intelligent, charismatic, funny and handsome. I
miss looking into your deep green eyes. Some days when I look in the mirror
at my own deep green eyesÇI can see you in them. Along with being my loving
father, you were a great friend of mine. "Moj ojciec milosci kocham was
dzis i zawsze" Your daughter, Tamara With grateful appreciation to my Uncle
Henryk and dear family friend, Sonny for tending to my father's gravesite
and lighting all those candles.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


(Memoriam)
Linda Wong-Lloyd January 20, 1968 October 19, 2007 Loving daughter and
sister. Dedicated wife and mom. Caring and generous to all family and
friends. You wanted so much to celebrate your 40th Birthday. We will
celebrate this day in your memory. We love you, we miss you!
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/19/2008 -
1/20/2008.


YEE Mary Mary, born in Nanaimo on November 26, 1910, passed away peacefully
on January 16, 2008. She was a caring and loving mother, mother-in-law,
grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to her family and
extended family. Mary was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Tony. She
is survived by her daughter Hazel (John), son Stanley (Erma),
daughter-in-law Eileen, brothers Jim Thom (Pat), Dan Thom (Mae) and sister
Dorothy Yip. Also remembering her are 16 grandchildren, 32
great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She will also be sadly
missed by her many relatives and family friends. We extend our heartfelt
thanks to the nurses and care workers at the Orchid unit of Mount St.
Joseph's hospital extended care unit for their loving and compassionate care
of our mother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's honour to
the Tapestry Foundation for health care ( www.tapestryfoundation.ca ).
Funeral service and burial to take place on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at
1:30 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/19/2008.


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