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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; February 22, 2008
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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; Friday, February 22, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 2/22/2008
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ANDERSON Agnes (Nancy) Brodie passed away peacefully at home on February
18th 2008 at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by her loving husband David.
She is survived by her 6 children David (Lida), Alan (Terry), Rod, Lorna
(Mark), Donald (Jaylene), Callum (Janet) as well as 11 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren, 2 sisters in Scotland as well as nephews and nieces.
The Memorial Service will take place February 24th 2:00 pm at Southside
Baptist Church - 2211 Pitt River Road, Port Coquitlam. Expressions of
sympathy can be made online at www.gardenhill.ca .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


ANDERSON Elizabeth passed away February 17, 2008 at the age of 81 years. She
was predeceased by her father Peter Hehn and mother Julia Hehn - Parisloff.
Survived by her children Ed (Pat) Anderson and Linda (Rudy) Hoffman and many
other relatives. Betty enjoyed bowling, camping, she spent endless hours on
picture puzzles and playing cards. Family will have a private gathering.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.

(Memoriam)
Kevin Anderson Sept 13/72 to Feb 22/02 You taught us that one person can
make a difference Dearest Kevin, forever in our hearts Dad, Mom, Rick and
Bailey
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


(Memoriam)
Earl Baragon December 2, 1924 - February 22, 2007 It has been one year, but
not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts. We miss you now, our
hearts are sore, As time goes by we miss you more. Your loving smile, your
gentle face, No one can fill your vacant place. Love, your family, the
Berntzens, and friends
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


BATHIE Edward John Austin, born in Vancouver, BC on October 28, 1948. He
sadly passed away in Victoria, BC on January 31, 2008 due to an unexpected
heart attack. Edward is survived by his two children, Lauren and David, his
sister Linda (Leonard) Evans. Predeceased by his mother Victoria and father
David. Edward was a man of many friends and had always lent a helping hand
whenever needed. Edward had retired from 31 years from Telus. He will be
dearly missed. Friends and family are asked to join us for a graveside
service only held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby on
February 29th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


BEAUPRE Donald Milton With great sadness we announce the passing of Donald
Milton Beaupre on February 19, 2008 at the age of 78. A loving and devoted
husband, father and grandfather, Don will be dearly missed by his beloved
wife Penny, his children Linda, Susan (David), Carol Anne (Nelson), Donald
(Olya), Colin (Ruby) and Christina (Todd), sisters Beth (Basil) and Ruth
(Oly), brothers Bob (Bertha) and Bert, grandchildren Krista, Don, Jaime,
Dylan, Emily, Samantha, Keegan and Connor, great-grandson Matthew and many
nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his first wife Fleurette, son
Robert, and parents Walter and Alice. Born in Smoky Lake, Alberta, Don chose
a career in electronics and telecommunications as a boy. He started his
career in the RCAF where he installed and maintained radar systems and
communications equipment. In the 1970s he became a pioneer in the wireless
telecommunications industry after recognizing the need for cost efficient
telephone service to rural areas. He designed the systems which would
ultimately provide a basis for his patented subscriber radio product and
founded SR Telecom in 1981. SRT grew under his leadership and today supplies
wireless telephone systems in rural or sparsely populated regions in more
than 130 countries around the world, connecting close to two million people.
Fiercely committed to his family, he also had a passion for opera and a
great love of photography. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home,
(604) 854-5534. Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Society Canada.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/21/2008 -
2/22/2008.


BISHOP Gail Beverly 1940 - 2008 Gail died peacefully on February 15 at
Czorny Alzheimer Centre in Surrey after succumbing to a stroke. She was 67
years old. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Gail was a well known nurse educator
at Vancouver General Hospital where she began her career in 1962. She held
the position of director of the VGH School of Nursing from 1985 until its
official closure in 1998, when she retired. Gail grew up in Toronto,
graduating from Bloor Collegiate, and received her RN diploma at Toronto
Western Hospital in 1961, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UBC in 1967,
and her Masters of Nursing at UBC in 1981. Throughout her career, Gail was a
dedicated caregiver and educator, who passed on her love of nursing to all
those who were privileged to work with her or learn from her. Gail shared
her love of music with her brother Glen, and had a marvelous ear for song.
She enjoyed many years singing in the Sunnyside United Church choir. Gail
read voraciously, her natural bent for knowledge manifesting itself in a joy
of travel, which she shared with her family on many cherished holidays. She
is survived by her loving husband Ed and son Craig, her brother Glen
Woodcock, his wife Connie of Warkworth, Ont. and their children Kate and
Tasha, step children Grant, his wife Terri, and Sandra, and her daughter
Noelle. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Pat Bishop and husband Rob
Hill and their three children. Gail was predeceased by her sister-in-law
Eileen Lyle and is survived by her husband Gordon and their four children. A
Celebration of Life service will be held at Sunnyside United Church, 15639 -
24th Avenue in White Rock, on Tuesday, February 26 at 1:30 pm. Donations to
the Alzheimer Society British Columbia or Sunnyside United Church.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


(Memoriam)
Robert "Bruce" Caldwell 1961 - 2007 Taken from us so tragically on February
23rd Loved and Missed by Mom and Dad (Diane and Frank); sisters Colleen and
Susan and their families; his precious daugthers Jennifer and Valerie. "Oh
Brucie Boy - The Pipes, The Pipes Were Calling"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


(Memoriam)
Gordon Leslie Cammack Three years ago you left us, Our lives are not the
same. So many times throughout the day We stop and speak your name Your
winning smile, your tender touch, The way you showed you cared. We miss it
all, and still recall The happy times we shared. Your loving family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


CONTO Stella Mary (nee Sorba) January 1, 1929 Our dear mother passed away
peacefully into the presence of her Lord on February 20, 2008 after a
lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer. She is lovingly remembered
and will be greatly missed by her children Carol (Gary), Colleen (David),
Christine, Michael, stepson Terry (Lynn), her grandchildren Lisa, Roma,
Elisha, Rachel, Dina, Patrick, Nathan, Justin, Tiriel and Cadence,
great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Savana and Jeffrey, nieces Angie and Toni and
nephew Rick. Stella was predeceased by her son Jim and grandson Gary Jr.
Stella was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, lived in Vancouver for several
years, and then settled in Victoria - a city she truly loved for over thirty
years. Stella was a dedicated cosmetologist, had a passion for gardening,
was a great cook and was a devout Christian. She had an understanding for
those in need based on her own life experiences. She had a dry wit which
expressed itself when you least expected it. Our family would like to
express a special thank you to Brian Fillman for his friendship to our
mother during her years in Victoria. We would also like to thank the many
family members and friends who helped/supported Mom which enabled her to be
so independent over the years, the Victoria Cancer Clinic and especially the
doctors, nurses and volunteers at Victoria Hospice where mom received such
loving and compassionate care in her last weeks of life. Service on Tuesday,
February 26, 2008 at Sequoia Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria at 1:00
p.m. Interment at Royal Oak Burial Park. Reception to follow at Sequoia
Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to Victoria Hospice, Richmond
Pavillion would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


(Memoriam)
Robert Crookall 1929 - 2006 Wonderful memories woven in gold. These are the
memories we tenderly hold. Deep in our hearts his memory is kept. To love,
to cherish and never forget. Greatly missed by your wife and family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


DOUGLAS Dorothea. Passed away February 17, 2008 at the age of 98 years in
New Westminster, BC. Predeceased by her husband Jack Douglas in 1993, 5
brothers Glynn, William, Donald, Nelson and Alex, 2 sisters Violet and
Aleita. Survived by her loving family, sisters, Georgina, Juanita and
Marion, brother, Duncan and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial Service
will be held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of
Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St, Burnaby, BC. A special thank you
to the staff of Royal City Manor, for their care and compassion. In lieu of
flowers donations appreciated to the BC Cancer Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


EDGREN Lily Ann Marie It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of
our beloved Lily. Lily is survived by her beloved husband John, 5 children
and their respective spouses, 12 grandchildren, 5 sisters, mother and
stepfather, numerous nephews and nieces. Lily was a very special person who
touched many people's lives in a profound way. She will be greatly missed
and remembered by all, she will be in our hearts and minds forever. Service
will be held Saturday, February 23, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Fraser Heights
Funeral Chapel, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, B.C. (604) 589-2559.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


(Memoriam)
Doris Fleming - February 22, 2004 My dearest Mom, my tears are as if you
left me today. I have learned that time does not heal the pain. I miss you
all the same. - Forever, Lynda
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


FOSTER Frank and Bea - What a team! Together for 75 years and now together
forever. Our little mom, Grannie, and Nana died peacefully on January 24,
2008. Dads, Grandpa and Papa wanted to be with his bride and his wish came
true 24 days later on February 17, 2008. Both of their last weeks were spent
surrounded by loving, devoted family and friends. Their lives were defined
by their kindness, generosity and "open door". Everyone was made welcome at
Frank and Bea's (a.k.a. Uncle Frosty and Auntie Freeze) Their humour and
love lives on in us all. Predeceased by daughter #2, Sue Priest (Larry).
Survived by daughter #1, Gail (Tom) Nielsen, daughter #3 Sandy (Bud)
Gallagher, daughter #4, Jeannie (Leroy) Moss and daughter #5, Eldeen
Milobar. As well as their grandchildren, Jeff (Grant) Starchuk, Lisa
Bellinger, Troy (Allan) Priest, Jennifer (Jamie) Priest, Corinna
Laemmerzahl, Trudy (Ken) Gallagher, Leeza (Brad) Gallagher, Bryce (Alisa)
Gallagher, Ryan (Oge) Moss, Curtis (Michelle), Prentice (Chantelle) and
granddaughter #5 1/2 Ashleigh (Bryan) Wells and great-grandchildren, Brandon
Bellinger, Rachel Bellinger, Dustin Gallagher, Ashlee Smith, Cole Smith,
Branden Gallagher and Jordan Gallagher. Thank you `Angel Renee', our
wonderful caregiver, who helped us all so much through the last few years,
and to all the good nurses and doctors at Peace Arch Hospital. A Memorial
Service will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 2:00 PM at the
Crescent United Church located at 2756 127th Street, Surrey. Donations can
be made to their favourite charity, the CKNW Orphan's Fund. Personal
Alternative Funeral Services 604-596-2215
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/21/2008 -
2/22/2008.


FREY Heather Anne October 24, 1944- February 16, 2008 Heather Anne passed
away peacefully on Feb 16th in her 63rd year with her daughter Karly holding
her hand. She will finally be at peace after almost a year long battle with
stomach cancer. Heather was a beautiful person who will be lovingly
remembered and missed more than she will ever know by family and friends.
She is survived by her daughters Karly and Naima and son Jesse. Heather is
predeceased by her brother Dougie and parents Carl and Helen. Heather spent
most of her life in New Westminster making memories with best friends Susan
and Jacquie. Heather has always felt that her friends are her family and she
will especially miss the Moriarity's and Walmsley's. Heather found her true
passion in life in 1985 when she became a foster parent. She has dedicated
the past 22 years to many children that she nurtured and adored. (Thank you
Ellaine and the BCFFPA for your support) As a single parent, her own inner
strength and love for others always prevailed and her devotion to all of the
children will be remembered with great admiration. My mom will always be my
shopping buddy, strength, courage and my eternal friend. You gave up so much
for so many and we are forever grateful. Love you forever and always! Please
join us at Bell and Burnaby Chapel, 4276 Hastings St on Saturday, February
23rd at 11:30am. (reception to follow) In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has
been set up for Jesse and Naima or a donation may be made to Canadian Cancer
Society. PS - GO CANUCKS GO!
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


GATES Corby David Born December 11, 1970 and passed away in hospital on
February 17, 2008. Survived by his partner Samali; children Shanille,
Bryson, and Maraika (in Africa); mother Anita; sister Stacey Pellichero
(Dan); nephews Tye and Hunter; and niece Sage. Cremation. Memorial to follow
at a later date. We love you Corby. Rest in Peace.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


HASSALL John The family regrets the sudden passing of our brother and father
John (Stoney) Hassall October 9, 1959 - February 10, 2008 Predeased by his
parents John and Dolly, grandson of the Hassall and Houston families. He
leaves to mourn his son John Morgan, brother Barrie (Bev) Brown, sisters
Lana Hassall and Marilyn (Ron) Yates and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial Service to be held in Fort Langley at a future date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


HEMINGSON Errol C., born February 23, 1938, passed away in his sleep in the
early hours of Saturday, February 16, 2008 in the Palliative Care Ward at
St. Paul's Hospital just a few days short of his 70th birthday. The second
son of Norman and Ivy (nee Morrow) Hemingson, Errol was born in Portage La
Prairie, Manitoba and is survived by his brother Vincent Hemingson and
sister, Delores Hill. Errol is also survived by his sons Vince, Brad and
Kent and his daughter Charlene Bienvenu, whom he had with his first wife,
Sally Hemingson. Brad and Margaret Hemingson gifted Errol with three
beautiful grandchildren, Stewart, Alastair and Mhairi. Errol served in the
Royal Canadian Navy from 1958-1959 where he was stationed at HMCS Naden in
Esquimalt, where like many young men from the prairies, he developed a
profound love of the sea. After leaving the Navy and returning to Winnipeg,
Manitoba, Errol was an accomplished salesman with Allis-Chalmers Rumley
Ltd., traveling all across Western Canada. After deciding to spend more time
at home with his family, Errol moved to Vancouver Island, where he owned
several successful small businesses in the Parksville and Nanaimo areas.
During this time Errol was an avid horseman and hobby farmer. Shortly after
moving to the West Coast, Errol purchased the first of what were to be many
sea-going vessels, from fishing boats and sail boats to pleasure cruisers.
Errol was also an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, a pilot and for a time
had a Cessna 172 which he loved to fly. After moving to Vancouver in the
early '80's, Errol was a well-known and affectionately controversial Howe
Street stock promoter in the junior mining sector of the Vancouver Stock
Exchange. A number of his public companies received a tremendous amount of
publicity and it was a life-long dream of Errol's to find and put into
production a working mine. Few things in life made him happier than the
excitement of prospecting, staking claims and running a drilling program. He
was a Vancouver stock promoter in the grand old tradition. There was no part
of the mining business for which he was not fiercely passionate. He is
perhaps best remembered for his company, Butler Mountain Minerals
Corporation. After his first marriage ended in 1980, Errol remarried again
in 1987 to Alexa Mieklejohn. Sadly, that marriage ended in divorce as well.
In Errol's own words, "I had two wonderful wives, three beautiful sons and a
daughter who was a miracle. That's not a bad life". Due to increasing
problems with his health and a desire to spend more time in warmer climates,
Errol sailed to Mexico in 1987 aboard his beloved ketch, the Stone Raven. It
was the first of many trips to Mexico, the southern United States and the
Caribbean. In his later years, Errol divided his time between Canada and the
United States, and with his spirit of adventure still intact, traveled all
over the world. Errol Hemingson was a cowboy, miner, sailor, bon vivant, and
raconteur with a reputation for being able to talk the birds out of the
trees. He was a larger than life figure who left an indelible impression,
and a character in the grandest of traditions. A Celebration of Life Service
will be held to remember Errol at the False Creek Yacht Club, 1661 Granville
Street, on Sunday, March 9 starting at 3:00 PM. www.fcyc.com Any who knew
Errol, family and friends, are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, Errol
requested that donations be made to St. Paul's Hospital -
www.providencehealthcare.ca For more information contact Vince Hemingson
(604) 331-0333
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


HERJE Carol. Beloved daughter of Corey and Anna; special sister to Kathleen
(Gary), and Karen (Pat); a loving aunt to Jason (Jennifer), Tara (David),
Leland, Glenn, and Sean; and great aunt to Anna-Marie, Quinn, Brennan, Rhys
and Sydney. Many thanks to her special family and friends at Camsell House
for their love and care. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Monday February 25, 2008 at Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak
Avenue, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers a donation in Carol's name may be
made to Variety - The Children's Charity, 4300 Still Creek Dr, Burnaby, BC,
V5C 6C6. Please join us in honouring Carol by visiting www.mem.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


HOWELL David Edward (Hollywood Biz) passed away suddenly on February 14,
2008 at his home in Garden Bay, BC. Born on September 24, 1953 in New
Westminster, BC. Predeceased by his father, Ernie Howell, his brother, Bob
Howell. Dave is survived by his mother, Edna Howell, his brother Alan,
sister Elaine (Al), nephews Tristan and Alexander, niece Tara and
sister-in-law, Denise. Also by his son Matthew Masuda (Howell). Dave had
many, many friends, touched so many lives and will be profoundly missed by
so many cherished friends up and down the Coast. Services will be held on
Monday, February 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 121 East
Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC. A Celebration of Life will be held on
March 2, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Madeira Park Legion. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation, the Variety Club, or any charity of your
choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


HUMMEL GEERTRUIDA (Trudy) Nee: Bakker June 22, 1921 - February 15, 2008.
Trudy died peacefully with family at her side and with the greatest of
compassionate care at Royal Columbian Hospital. Predeceased by her beloved
husband Pieter in 1994, she is survived by her children, John, Tina (John),
Corinne (Russ) Bob (Betty), grandchildren Bert, Robyn, Simon, Danielle,
Susan and Jamie and great-grandson Jack. No service by request
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


HUTTON John (Jack) Charles Brodie born October 18, 1912 passed away February
17, 2008. Survived by his three sons Dennis (Vicky), John (Sandra) and
Brodie; his grandchildren Vanessa (Mark), Theresa and Angela. He was
predeceased by his wife Norah in 2005 and his sister Aimee. Jack was an avid
musician and earned his LTCL while finishing high school. He was a long
standing member of the Musicians Union, playing violin and tenor saxophone
professionally. During World War II he served overseas in the RCAF. He
retired from BC TEL (TELUS) in 1972 and then tuned pianos until he was 82.
One of his greatest joys was playing lead violin in string quartets and
arranging music for them. Jack was a nature lover, an environmentalist and a
pacifist. It disturbed him how much waste, consumption and destruction goes
on in today's world and he expressed great concern for future generations. A
memorial service will be held at Marpole United Church, 1296 W. 67th Avenue,
Vancouver at 1:00 p.m. Saturday March 1st, 2008.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


JOHNSON Agnes Radcliffe nee Teirney, died February 13, 2008 peacefully at
home. Born May 24, 1908 in Glasgow, Scotland. Survived by her sister, Isobel
Adams and her nephew, Stephen Adams. Predeceased by her husband Arthur W.
Johnson, her parents Hugh and Agnes Teirney and her sister Kathleen Foster.
A Memorial Service will be held at Oakridge United Church, February 27th,
2008 at 1:30 pm. followed by the burial of her ashes at Memorial Garden at
Oakridge United Church.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


KAYE Myrtle 1929 - 2008 Myrtle will be sadly missed by her sudden passing by
her family and many friends. Survived by one sister Doreen Bolen, two
brothers Edward Robinson, Doug (Yvonne) Robinson, niece Nicole Robinson,
nephew Patrick (Debbie) Bolen, their three children Brianna, Mitchell and
Tierra. Predeceased by her husband Edward. A funeral service will be held on
Monday, February 25, 2008 at 10:30am at Henderson's Dignity Funeral Home,
20786 Fraser Hwy, Langley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation Henderson's Funeral Home 604-530-6488
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


KELLEY Peggy Ethel Peggy Ethel Kelley passed away on January 30, 2008 in
Chilliwack, BC at age 86 years. She was born October 6, 1921 in Australia. A
funeral service for the comfort of her friends will be held on Thursday,
February 28, 2008 at 1 pm from the Chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral
Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, BC; Pastor Tim Rowan officiating.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


KRISHNAN Eric Madhavan 9 January 1942 - 22 February 2001 In deep remembrance
of our brother and uncle. "Sad and sudden was the call So dearly loved by
one and all: His memory is as clear today, As in the hour he passed away."
Love and Peace always from your brothers, sisters, and relatives and friends
in Alaska, Australia, Canada and Fiji.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


LANDRY (nee: Laird) - Rita passed away at Fellburn Hospital, on February 18,
2008, after a lengthy battle with dementia and emphysema, at the age of 71
years. She is survived by her sister; Sharron Davis, 3 daughters; Doreen
(Judy) Landry, Gail (Marcel) VanDenbeld and Linda (Wayne) Weatherbee, 7
grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Rita lived on Albert Street on
Capitol Hill for over 50 years. She was often seen walking one of her two
poodles; Tuffy and Shawna. She loved her home and her neighbours which we
owe a debt of gratitude. A very special thanks to Shirley and also Marrisa
from B.M.H. and all the excellent staff at the Fellburn Hospital. Mom
requested not to have a service. Donations may be made in her name to the
B.C. Lung Association or to any Animal Rescue Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


LEHMANN Dr. Eric C. H. - September 21st, 1921 - February 17th, 2008. Eric
died on Sunday and found his peace. Survived by his loving wife,
'Pattie¤B'; daughter, Gillian (Mike); son, Kevin, and grandson, Daniel.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Eric was schooled at St. John's Ravenscourt and
U.T.S. He graduated from Medical School in 1945. He did his post graduate
studies in Canada and England, specializing in Orthopedics. Came to
Vancouver with his new bride in 1952 and shortly after, joined Dr. A. S.
McConkey (Mac) in his orthopedic practice, a partnership that lasted 27
years. Dr. Lehmann was the Department Head of Orthopedics at St. Paul's
Hospital from 1973 to 1980. He retired in 1989. Eric led a full life and
will be remembered for his kind and generous nature, and as a great
raconteur. He loved sports, especially tennis, and the camaraderie it
provided. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Peter Schwarz for his support and care. A
Memorial Service will be held at St. Christopher's Anglican Church, 1068
Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC on Saturday, March 1st, 2008 at 11:30
am with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Eric's
memory may be made to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


MacADAMS - Barbara Isabel (nee, Watson) was born in Buffalo, New York on the
27th of April, 1924. She passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2008.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1996 and her son Andrew in
1965. She is survived by and will be deeply missed by her sons, Stephen
(Heidi) of Fort St. John, David (Kathleen) of Melbourne, AUS and John
(Nancy) of Los Angeles, CA; her grandchildren Kimberley, Emily, Amanda,
Sally, Simon and Cameron; her sister Kay and brother Dan (Betty). Barbara
experienced life's adventures and adversities with grace and wit. From her
days as single gal in Toronto, through her years making a home and raising
her beloved sons, to her return to university in 1983, and in these last
years maintaining a schedule that would rival any socialite. Barbara's
energy, panache and thirst for life were a blessing to everyone who knew
her. A celebration of Barbara's life will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday,
February 23, 2008 at St. Francis in the Wood Anglican Church, 4773 South
Piccadilly Road, West Vancouver, BC V7W 1J8. In lieu of flowers donations
can be made to Covenant House Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/19/2008 -
2/22/2008.


MALCZYNSKI Waclaw, born 30 March 1908 in Pinsk Poland; passed away
peacefully 19 February 2008. He is predeceased by his two children Anna and
Alexander. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Irena, children
Mike (Stasia), Ted (Sue), Joanna (Frederick), John, Alicja (Nick),
Krzysztof, Isabelle, George (Claudia), Emi (Mike), twenty-five
grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A service will be held at
Immaculate Conception Parish, 8842-119 Street, Delta at 11:00 a.m. on 25
February 2008. Reception to follow. Burial at Ocean View Burial Park at 2:30
p.m. Flowers respectfully declined. Donations may be made to Covenant House
Vancouver. Special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care ward at Surrey
Memorial Hospital for their extraordinary compassion and care.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


MARK Mr. Bernard "Bernie" Mark, late of Abbotsford, passed away on February
18, 2008 at the age of 65. He is survived by his loving wife Gayle, five
children Courtney (Veronica), Tina (Perry), Cheryl, Don (Patty), and
Krystal, six grandchildren, his dearest friends John and Ruby Bahowrie, his
brother, two sisters, and other extended family. He will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Bernie's Life will be held on Monday, February 25, 2008 at
11:00 am at the Chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road,
Abbotsford. To share memories or leave a guest book message for the family
visit MeM.com.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's
Society. Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/21/2008 -
2/22/2008.


McCARVILLE - Vernon (Mickey) Garfield (b. October 3, 1930, Saskatoon, Sask)
Mick passed away peacefully February 19, 2008 in his 78th year at the Royal
Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, B.C., surrounded by family. He is
survived by his loving wife, Marie (nee Basaraba), his four loving children
Cliff (Joanie), Don (Laurianne), Tricia (Neil) and Roberta (Mark), his eight
grandchildren, Brendan (Sylvia), Lauren, Colleen, Claire, Graeme, Mitchell,
Steven and Nathan, and great grandchild, Sophia. Passionate about flying,
Lightening Mickey earned his pilot license on his 16th birthday, eventually
flying commercially for Canadian Pacific Airlines for 38 years. An
accomplished man and a master with his hands, Mick, along with Marie, hand
built their summer family cabin on Sakinaw Lake, where wonderful memories
were created for them and ensuing generations of McCarvilles. Mick's sense
of humour and his commitment to family will be missed terribly. A memorial
celebration will be held Friday February 22nd in the Fairmont Vancouver
Airport Hotel at 2:00 p.m. - Canvasback Room. Reception to follow in the
Gallery Lounge overlooking the runways. In lieu of flowers, donations made
to the Eagle Ridge Hospital Endowment Fund would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/21/2008 -
2/22/2008.


McKAY - Michael Andrew 1943 - 2008 It is with deep sadness we announce the
passing of Michael Andrew McKay who left us suddenly on January 30, 2008.
Predeceased by his mother Jean McKay, father Ted McKay and Debbie. He is
survived by sons (Ruth) Ron and Dan and (Debbie) Jeffrey and daughter
Brandy, granddaughter Brooklyn, grandson Douglas, brothers Edward
(Catherine), David (Nancy), sisters Heather (John), Leslie (Roger). Michael
will be dearly missed and always remembered by many cousins, nieces, nephews
and friends. No service by request. A gathering will be held at a later
date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


MILLS Edna May (nee Barnes) Born in East Kildonan, Manitoba on August 27,
1926, passed away in Maple Ridge, B.C. on February 17, 2008. She is
predeceased by her loving husband Ken (1979) and her brothers Milt and Ken
Barnes. She is survived by her sisters Fran Baxter and Ness Beattie,
sister-in-law Olga Barnes, brother-in-law Bill Mills, and many extended
family and friends. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Willow
Manor and Bailey House for their caring support. A memorial service will be
held on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Burkeview Chapel, 1340
Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


NEWTON Kenneth C.G. passed away on 15th February 2008 in St. Paul's Hospital
at 74 years of age. Born in Trail, BC to Walter and Harriet Newton on 25th
September 1933 to join brothers Donald and Clifford and sister Isobel in
their Trail and Kaslo years. Attended school in Trail and Penticton and
later graduated from UBC and the University of Western Ontario. Active in
the mining industry and loved his garden plot. Ken's many friends and family
will miss that welcoming smile. The family wishes to thank the staff at
Lion's Gate and St. Paul's for their care and concern. There will be a
celebration of Ken's life Thursday, February 28 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at
the Royal Canadian Legion West Vancouver, 580 - 18th Street, West Vancouver,
BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


PAGE James E 1916 - 2008 Jim passed away peacefully after a short battle
with cancer on February 16, 2008 at Delta Hospital in Ladner, BC. He will be
laid to rest with his lifelong sweetheart Grace Page whom he mourned for
after her passing in 2004. He is survived by his two children, Carol and
Richard; his 7 grandchildren David, Lisa, Michael, Bryan, Sandra, Jeffrey
and Paul; and his 3 great-grandchildren Dana, Nicole and Aiden; his many
nieces and nephews both in Vancouver and California; and his cherished
friends Phil and Eileen Lee and Phylis Ontkean. Grampa Jim aka "Bubba" will
be dearly missed by his family and will always be remembered as a great
family man who looked after all of us. Jim and Grace were married in 1940
and were together for a wonderful 64 years. Jim, an RCAF veteran of WW II,
will always be remembered for his great stories of his early years running
rum up north during prohibition and tales of swapping beaver pelts with the
local natives. Once back in the city and ready to start a family, Jim got a
job as a painter with the Vancouver School Board and remained there until
retirement. Jim and Grace were revered for their good sense of style, both
personally and for interior design. A Celebration of Jim's life will take
place on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Church,
3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


REID Marilyn Joan (nee Thomas) passed away on Friday, February 15, 2008 at
age 70. She succumbed to a serious illness at VGH, surrounded by her family.
Marilyn was predeceased by husband Brian (1994), parents George (1982) and
Barbara (1991), sister Noeline (1991) and an infant son (1968). She is
survived by children Erik (Melissa), Stephanie (Kevin) and Thor (Jennifer),
as well as grandchildren Austin, Alannah, and Maara. She will also be missed
by her beloved cats Checkers and Tawny. She was born on October 2nd, 1937 in
Southsea, Hampshire, England. She came to Canada on Christmas Day in 1947,
and lived in Victoria for 10 years before graduating from UBC in 1959 with
an Honours BA. She followed that achievement with a Masters Degree from the
University of Western Ontario in 1960. Marilyn spent 9 years working with
emotionally disturbed children as a clinical psychologist, before marrying
Brian Taylor Reid and beginning her own family. She lived in Delta in one
home for over 30 years, raising her children there. A memorial service will
be held at the Kennedy Seniors' Recreation Centre (where she has been a
member for several years) on February 24, from 1 - 3 PM. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society).
Marilyn's family would like to sincerely thank the ICU hospital staff at
both St. Paul's Hospital and at VGH, who never gave up trying to help her.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


ROGERS Ken ""Bub"" June 21,1943 - February 9, 2008 It is with great sadness
that the family of Ken Rogers announces his accidental death in Chile while
on a motorcycle trip with friends. He is survived by Judy, his loving wife
of 40 years; 3 daughters of whom he was so proud; Kendra (Mauro), Amber (KC)
and Megan (Johnny), and his six wonderful grandsons whom he loved so dearly;
Massimo, Luca, Alessandro, Matteo, Dylan and Elliot. He is also survived by
his mother, Carolyn; sister Lynne (Jim); brothers, Bob (Susan) and Bill
(Diane); sisters-in-law Jane and Jackie (Jack); as well as numerous nieces
and nephews and their families. He is predeceased by his father, Gordon;
father-in-law Harold, mother-in-law Ruby and brother-in-law George. Ken
worked for 25 years for School District #27 as a respected administrator. In
his retirement, his main source of joy was his family, followed by a love of
travel and of course his passion for motorcycling. He will be greatly missed
by all who knew him and remembered for his patience, kindness, helpfulness,
generosity and love of family. We will always love you, Bub, thank you for
all the wonderful memories, your loving family. A Celebration of Life will
be held at the Gibraltar Room in Williams Lake, BC on Saturday, February 23,
2008 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the
Cariboo Memorial Hospital Trust Fund (Echogram).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


RYAN Robert Leonard John On February 17, 2008. Robert Leonard John Ryan
passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer. Bob was a resident of
Squamish since December 11, 1943. Predeceased by his grandfather Charles,
mother Dorothy, Uncles (Dad) Lean, Jack, Frank, sisters Doreen, Marie,
brother Victor, son Gary and cherished wife Ida. He is lovingly remembered
by his family, Lorraine (Wayne) Midnight, Dar (Bill) Bosley, Rob, Alex
(Judy), Jeanne (Vince) Luca, Ed (Angela) sister Phyllis (George) Seward,
Aunts Vi and Rose, life long friend and brother-in-law Butch (Joan) Julien,
sisters-in-law Joan Hamilton and Hazel Lassman, 22 grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews cousins, long time friends as well
as his beloved pup Mitzie. Bob was compiling information on logging in the
Squamish Valley. His family would like to finish this project for him and
would appreciate any information you could forward to them at
. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at the Sea
To Sky Hotel Ballroom on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of
flowers please make donations to The Squamish Health Care Foundation for use
in The Palliative Care Area. To sign the book of condolences, please click
on squamishfuneralchapel.com.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/21/2008 -
2/22/2008.


Shari Shamro March 1, 1945 - February 16, 2008 After a short but courageous
battle with cancer, Shari passed away peacefully at home on February 16 with
her family and friends by her side, surrounding her with love. Shari is
survived by her husband Mike and many family and friends. A Celebration of
Life will be held at the Shaughnessy Restaurant at VanDusen Garden, 5252 Oak
Street (37th & Oak Street) on Saturday March 1 at 3:00 p.m. While Shari
loved her flowers, gardens and animals, donations to the SPCA or BC Cancer
Society would be greatly appreciated. To every thing there is a season, and
a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born, and a time to
die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck that which is planted.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


SIMMONDS Gwendolyn (Gwen) June June 15, 1934 - February 15, 2008 Gwen passed
away peacefully at Oceanview Extended Care Unit, Comox, B.C. with her
husband at her side. Predeceased by her parents Jack (1958), Nora (1996) and
her step-father Frank (1987). Gwen will be dearly missed by her husband Jim
of 50 years, daughter Cindy (Keith) Perry, grandsons Spencer and Daniel
(Fanny Bay, BC), son Jordan (Kendra) (Regina, Sask), sister Pat (Joe)
Donegan, nephews Gerry and Michael, niece, Kelly (Vancouver, BC), extended
family and friends. Gwen was born in Vancouver, BC where she met and married
Jim the love of her life on March 29, 1957. They resided in Richmond, South
Surrey and most recently Fanny Bay BC. Gwen was loved by all who came to
know her, she was a vibrant, outgoing loving person who always opened her
heart to anyone in need. Flowers gratefully declined. Celebration of life to
follow in Vancouver, BC at a later date. Cremation arrangements entrusted to
Piercy's Mt. Washington Funeral Home, Courtenay, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


SMITH Jeanie Reid. Passed away Sunday, February 17, 2008. Born April 29,
1911 in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. Moved to Canada with her parents in May,
1927. Survived by daughters Margaret (Bill) Stunell and Josephine (Walter)
Rau, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by husband Cyril, son Stanley Beaumont, granddaughter Linda and
grandson Douglas. Jeanie was a member of the Eastern Star for 67 years and
was a Past Worthy Matron. She was also a member of Maple Leaf Chapter #19,
of Vancouver, a Past Royal Matron of the Order of Amaranth, Dogwood Court
#3, and Past Noble Grand of Maple Leaf Rebekah Lodge. The family would like
to thank the staff of St. Jude's Anglican Home for their kind care during
the past 3 years. A graveside service will be held.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


SPROUL Peter Rowland, born February 17, 1914 in Alexandria, Egypt passed
away February 17, 2008, in Burnaby, B.C. He is lovingly remembered by his
beloved wife Clare, his sons Allan (Linda), Larry (Grace) and Kent (Sarah),
and by his sisters, Anne Carter, Elsie Murray, and Jean Miller and their
families. His spirit lives on in his caring grandchildren Karen, Joyce,
Scott, Surina, Spenser, Sydney, Anthony and Christopher. He was predeceased
by his brother Don (and wife Nancy) whose children Celia, Peter and Jim have
remained in close contact with their Uncle Peter. Peter Rowland Sproul will
be remembered for his keen intellect and lifelong pursuit of learning as
well as for his sense of humour and deep caring for all of humanity. He will
be deeply missed by all who knew him. A funeral service will be held at
11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25th, 2008 at Ellesmere United Church at
Cornerstone, 8960 University High Street, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby,
B.C. V5A 4Y6. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 25th
at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


In Loving Memory of Henry Tai (Tiu Shun) October 18, 1935 - February 13,
2008 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a true gentle
man. He was caring and loving to his family, friends, colleagues and well
respected by everyone. He will forever be remembered as a man with high
integrity and principles, his kindness and boundless generosity. Henry will
be greatly missed by all and especially his loving wife Lora, children Fred,
Joyce and Benny, their spouses Linda, Paul and Heelah, and his grandchildren
Portia, Isabella, Brianna, Kyra, Christopher and Kai Sing. A service will be
held on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm, Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789
Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/20/2008 -
2/22/2008.


TAIT Anne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the age of
78. Survived by her family, her son: Bob McClellan (Janice) of Coquitlam;
her daughter: Sherri Deni (Eric Chapman) of Kelowna; three grandchildren:
Natasha Johnson (Adam), Jordan McLellan, Gina Deni (Andy); and one great
granddaughter, Taylor. Sadly predeceased by her daughter Susan and her
husband Tom. Anne will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her passion
for her family, her garden and her love of the Casino. Cremation. Memorial
Gathering at a later date. A gift, in living memory of Anne will be made to
"Holding Hands for Hospice" by Springfield Funeral Home. 250-860-7077.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
www.springfieldfuneralhome.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


In Loving Memory of Winnifred Adelaide Tennant March 1st, 1912 -
February 17th, 2008. With great sadness we announce the passing of our dear
mother Winnie. Predeceased by husband George and sister Pauline. Survived by
daughters Dian, Shirley, Sandy (Sid), grandchildren Shelley, Andrea, Scott,
Karen, Kevan, Natasha, and Sabrina. great grandchildren Brett, Nick, Ashley,
Rachelle, Sarina, and Morgan. Sister-in-law Lill, nieces Joyce and Paula,
nephew David, family and friends. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at
St.Michael's Hospice. Service to be held at First Memorial Funeral Services,
602 Kingsway, Vancouver, Monday February 25th, 2008, 2 p.m. In lieu of
flowers, donations to Alzheimer's Society of British Columbia would be
appreciated (604-681-6530).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


VIKE Leonard February 2,1917 - February 19, 2008 He was predeceased by his
loving wife Mary in November of 2004. He will be sadly missed by his
daughter Judi and grandson Noah and granddaughter Danika; son Wayne (Angela)
and their children Jacob, Clare and Emma as well as many brothers, sisters,
nieces and nephews. Leonard will be lovingly remembered for his devotion to
family and faith in God. A celebration of life will be held at Valley View
Funeral Home, 14660-72 Avenue Surrey on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 11 :00
a.m. with a reception to follow. Interment will follow the next day at 11:00
a.m. at Valley View.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


WALLACE David In Loving Memory of David Wallace who passed away peacefully
in the hospital on February 17, 2008 at age 76. Survived by his family:
wife, Lenore; daughter Leanne (Brian), grandson Josef; daughter Shelley
(David), grandson Marcus. He was a kind and gentle man who will be in our
hearts forever. A small family gathering will be held at a later date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


WALTZ Alain passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2008 at his home in
Chilliwack, B.C. at the age of 54. He was born and raised in Sherbrooke,
Quebec, but made his way west as a young man. He met and married Cindy; the
love of his life and together they raised 3 beautiful children; Nicole,
Michelle and Christopher. Al was a wonderful husband and father and will be
very sadly missed by his family. Al was also a dedicated working man. He was
a well known and respected foreman in the construction industry in B.C. for
over 25 years. Alain was generous as well as forgiving, almost to a fault.
He always wore a smile and was always in good humour. Al was predeceased by
his parents Georges and Estelle Waltz in 2006. Along with his wife Cindy and
his 3 children, Al is also survived by his two loving sisters; Louise and
family of France and Danielle and family from Terrace, BC. Alain will be
sadly missed by his large extended family and many, many friends. A
celebration of Al's life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 1:00
p.m. at the Langley Banquet Centre, 3227 - 264th Aldergrove, BC.
www.langleybanquetcentre.com . In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations be made to the UNION GOSPEL MISSIONS, in memory of Alain Waltz.
Condolences may be posted on www.mem.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


WEBSTER Amy Lorraine "Maitie" (nee Harris) Born in Ladner, BC on November
19, 1914 and passed away in Delta Hospital on February 15, 2008. She was
predeceased by twin sons in 1940, husband Ernie in 2001 and daughter Heather
in 2005. She is survived by daughter Faye Embree, son-in-law Lorne Embree,
son-in-law Erling Vestad, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She loved them all unconditionally. She is also survived by her faithful
sister-in-law and friend Edith Harris. Mom often encountered adversity in
her life but she met it all with courage, strength and grace. She was well
known for her consideration of others, her great sense of humour, her
wonderful baking and her love of flowers. She will be sadly missed and
forever loved. Mom had three loving caregivers - Dora, Rena and Vera who
enabled her to stay in her own home until the last five days of her life. We
are eternally grateful. We also wish to thank Dr. Richard James for his
thoughtful care. There will be a Gathering to honour Maitie's life on
Monday, February 25, 2008, 3-5 pm at Delta Funeral Home 5329 Ladner Trunk
Road, Ladner, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Delta Hospital
Foundation in Mom's name would be appreciated if you so wish. On-line
condolences may be placed at www.deltafuneral.ca Delta Funeral Home (604)
946-6040
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/21/2008 -
2/22/2008.


YAKIMYSHYN Walter Peter Born July 8, 1943. Died February 18, 2008 It is with
great sadness that we tell you of the passing of our husband, partner, and
soul mate; father; youngest brother; uncle; and Gido (Grandpa). Walter was
curling on Monday, let go a rock, fell to the ice, and could not be revived.
Walter was predeceased by his loving parents, Joseph (1953) and Mary (1998)
Yakimyshyn, his first wife Alleda, and a great-grandson Paul Thomas. He
leaves his wife, Amy Alma (Brydon) and family Marion Virtue (George and
Thomas); Grant and Cathy Brydon (Alex and Marika); Ross Brydon and Victoria
Jones; and Louise Brydon. He leaves Alleda's family, Linda and Mike Simper
(Troy Sterritt and Tracy Sterritt); Tom and Jan Ford (Shawnarae and Rick,
and Cory Ford). He leaves his brothers, Bishop Severian Yakymyshyn; Mike and
Annie Yakimyshyn (Linda Mattson, Sharon (Ian) Sanderson and families); and
his sister Tillie and Edward Babych (Susan (Dave) Manchak, Wayne (Louise)
Babych, David (Diane) Babych and families). He leaves an extended family of
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as friends from every
aspect of his life. Walter was born in Vegreville, Alberta and Ukrainian was
his first language. He attended the Zaparosa country school and then the
high school in Vegreville. He went north of Yellowknife to Discovery Mines
where he worked in the kitchen, then meat cutting, and began and completed
his electrical apprenticeship. He met Alleda, the town postal clerk, and
they married. In 1968 they moved to Saskatoon and then to Calgary where
Walter worked in Chinook Centre and then the Alberta Government Telephone.
In 1980 they moved to Campbell River and lived in a home they built in the
Mitlenatch area and then moved to South Alder Street. Walter was the
electrician for the District of Campbell River and kept the traffic and
streetlights lit, and any motor or machine working. Sadly, Alleda passed
away in 1995. In 1996 Walter met Amy, a Tsolum schoolteacher, at a dance.
They moved to the neighbourhood of Mitlenatch, married in 1997, retired in
1999, and in 2005 moved to the Comox Valley. Walter was a member of the
Campbell River Curling Club, then the Comox Valley Curling Club and played
in the seniors' mixed league. He was a member of the Comox United Church.
Walter was a hunter and each autumn he and friends went to the woods in the
interior of BC for two weeks looking for moose. Walter participated in many
other activities with Amy. He shared his creative building and fix-it
talents with individuals and groups. One of his favourite stores was the
Re-Store. He and Amy travelled to Europe in 2002; Ukraine in 2004 to the
farming area his parents had left in the early 1920s; China in 2006 to see
the country and visit friends of Amy; Czech Republic in July 2007 tagging
along with the Cantiamo Choir; and to Mexico in December 2007 to relax. In
the short number of years he lived, he worked hard, reclaimed his history,
danced and laughed, loved and was loved. A Memorial Service "Celebration of
Life" will be on Saturday, March 1 at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Ave.,
Comox, BC. At 1:00 pm there will be a Gathering Time to meet Walter's family
before the service at 1:30 pm. After the service, there will be a sit-down
light lunch just a short distance away at the Comox Recreation Centre, 1855
Noel Ave, Comox. Please come to remember Walter and to share and listen to
stories. If you wish to make a donation to remember Walter, please choose
your favourite charity. "By your good works you shall be known."
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/22/2008.


ZOEHNER ALMA (nee Morris) Alma passed away peacefully on February 14, 2008.
She leaves her husband Gordon, sons Kerry (Jennifer), Doug (Lorraine), Paul
(Nancy), and cherished grandchildren Amelja, Ryan and Brendan. Alma is also
survived by siblings Lois, Ena, and Danny and was pre-deceased by son Robby
and grandson Jason. Alma was born Christmas Day, 1932. She grew up in
Victoria and moved to Vancouver where she attended King Edward High School.
Alma and Gordon married in 1953, raised their family in Burnaby and together
founded a successful business. Alma will be remembered for her amazing
artistic talents which she applied to a variety of hobbies. Alma was a
special "Nana" to her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by family and
friends. A memorial service will be held February 25 at 2:00 PM at Ocean
View Funeral Home, Burnaby.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 2/21/2008 -
2/22/2008.



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