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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; March 08, 2008
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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; Saturday, March 08, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 3/8/2008
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DAVID APPLEBAUM July 12, 1940 - March 3, 2008 We are sad to announce the
sudden passing of our friend David Applebaum on March 3, 2008. He died of a
massive heart attack with no warning. He was athletic and worked out all the
time, and was healthy. He was born in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver in
1967, where he went into partnership at Rudelier Services Ltd. (Land and
Court Registry Service) until semi-retirement in 1988. Since then he was a
video distributor and managed his portfolio. He was predeceased by his
mother Lily in 1962, his older brother Leon in 2006, and his father Harry in
2007 at ripe old age of 99 1/2. He is survived by his cousins Sylvia and
Bert Glesby and Irving Applebaum of Winnipeg, and his close friends, the
Rudelier Family of Vancouver. He will be missed by all people he came in
contact with. His teammates on the three baseball teams that he was looking
forward to playing with and managing again this season. He will also be
missed by his skiing buddies at Whistler and Sun Valley, as well as many
friends in Cabo San Lucas, where he loved to vacation. You left us too soon!
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in David's name to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation. Funeral Services will be held at The Schara Tzedek
Cemetery, 2345 Marine Drive, New Westminster, BC, Sunday, March 9, 2008 at
11 a.m. Daylight Savings Time.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


BENNETT Leona Francis (nee Hallam) Our mother, our rock, our hero passed
away
March 5, 2008 after a courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Born in
Regina in 1931, Leona leaves behind her three daughters, Susan, Karen and
Vicki, sons in law, Russell, Jack and Rob and her grandchildren, Ryan,
Jordan, Carley and Lainee. Leona is survived by her two sisters, Doreen (Tom
deceased) and Donna (Carl) and friends too numerous to name. Leona moved
several times during her lifetime, settling at the age of 16 in Kitsilano,
where she met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Bennett. They married,
had three daughters and in 1965 Dick was transferred to Campbell River to
manage the Discovery Inn. Tragically, he died in a car accident leaving
Leona with their three daughters under the age of nine. The Bennett
household was filled with laughter (Leona had an infectious laugh) and
music. Leona was a Sweet Adeline barbershopper with the Lions Gate Chapter
for 40 years. She loved to play bridge and lunch with her many friends. She
nurtured her friendships and had many friends as a result. Leona was an
everyday hero. She led by example. She never offered unwelcomed advice,
never interfered. She was always fair; what she did for one
daughter/grandchild, she did for the others. She quietly instilled
independence in her daughters - managed her own affairs, wielded a paint
brush and screwdriver often assisted by her dear friend Bev. She contributed
faithfully and volunteered tirelessly to/for her favourite charities. Before
being forced to quit for health reasons, Leona worked Fridays at Steveston's
SOS Treasure Cottage. She never arrived empty handed to a gathering and was
always there with dish towel in hand to help clean up. For Leona's
seventy-fifth birthday, a book of memories was put together for her. The
recurring comments spoke of her incredible positive outlook, her strength,
her great sense of humour and her grandchildren's love of her mashed
potatoes. We hear so many critical comments about our health industry but
Mom experienced nothing but great care. Our special thanks go to all of her
doctors, especially Irma Schuurman who took such loving and compassionate
care of Mom and to the staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Shirley Dean
Hospice. Leona was greatly loved and will be sorely missedÇthe true measure
of a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly
appreciate a donation to your charity of choice. A celebration of Leona's
life will be held at The Oasis, Elim Village, 9080 158th St., Surrey on
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 11:00 am.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


BODNER - Rudolph (Rudy) 1919 - 2008 Passed away peacefully at Highland Lodge
in Langley, February 28, 2008 at 89 years of age. Born January 10, 1919 in
Komarno, Manitoba. Survived by Inga, his wife of 66 years, children Ron
(Sue), Carol MacKenzie (Bob), Elaine Sutton (Ken), Gary (Dawn), many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rudy had successful careers as an
auto mechanic and later as a high school teacher in the Burnaby School
District. A long time member of the Masonic Order with Prince Arthur Lodge
#82 and Mount Moriah. The family would like to thank the staff of Highland
Lodge for their care of Rudy and continuing care of lnga. No service by
request. Family gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to
Langley Memorial Hospital.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


BRASSO Kathleen (Kam) Patricia Diane (nee Byrne) January 7, 1933 to March 1,
2008 Kam passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital surrounded by her
loving family. Kam grew up in Chilliwack and moved with her family to
Vancouver in 1947. She graduated from John Oliver High School in 1951,
serving as Editor of the school yearbook. She attended UBC and then St.
Paul's Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as President of her class.
After travelling throughout Europe in 1957, she met her beloved husband
Henning, marrying him in 1960. The couple and their three young children
settled in West Vancouver in 1966. Kam contributed to her community in many
ways, serving as President of the board of Presentation House, and on the
boards of the West Vancouver Arts Council, the Mayor's Task Force on the
Arts, the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation, in addition to supporting numerous fundraising and political
initiatives. In 2002 she received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Gold Medal
award for community service in arts and medical areas. She was a passionate
gardener, an avid traveller and reader, and loved European culture and art.
She was keenly interested in people and ideas. She cared deeply for her
friends. But above all, she was devoted to her family. Our dearest mum,
wife, grammy and sister gave us all unconditional love. In her words, her
"greatest satisfaction in life was in the years spent with Henning, the
children, and the grandchildren, and in family summers on the boat and at
our summer house up the coast at Egmont". She is predeceased by her father
Thomas Byrne, mother Lena, brother Don and sister Sheila. She will be dearly
missed by her husband Henning, sons Chris and Peter (his wife Jackie),
daughter Lisa, grandchildren Tabitha, Charlotte (their father Martin Ernst),
Matthew and Julia, and her brother Terry Byrne. We would like to thank Drs.
Phillips, Klimo, Champion, Hawley, Sheehan, and House as well as the staff
at Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care for all of their expert care and
attention, and her caregiver Natalie. A memorial service celebrating Kam's
life will be held at West Vancouver United Church (22nd near Marine) Monday
March 31 at 1pm, followed by a reception at Capilano Golf and Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the B.C. Cancer Agency. Please
visit: donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/Kam.Brasso
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/7/2008 - 3/9/2008.


BRENT MYRA BETTY Myra Betty Brent died on Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 at the
Bow View Manor in Calgary at the age of eighty-seven after a brief illness.
She is lovingly remembered by her son Douglas and daughter-in-law Diana, her
two grandchildren, Kimberley Vircoe and husband Mark, and Heather Brent and
partner Kyle Finch. Betty is remembered for her kindness and compassion, and
her deep and abiding love of literature, music and the arts, a love that she
helped to instill in the younger generations of her family. She is also
remembered for her chocolate chip cookies. Many thanks for the dedicated and
compassionate care she received at the Bow View Manor. No service by
request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Canadian Wildlife
Federation. Arrangements & Cremation in care of FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL
SERVICES Directors, Phone (403) 216 - 2222 www.firstmemorialfuneral.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 -
3/10/2008.


BRUNO Domenica, born June 21, 1947 in Bitritto, Bari, Italy, passed away
peacefully with her family by her side on March 5, 2008 in Vancouver.
Domenica was predeceased by her father, Paolo. She is lovingly remembered by
her mother Domenica, sister Elizabeth (Luciano), brother Beniamino, devoted
husband Achille, and her four children Elisa (Anthony), Michelangelo
(Rosemary), Paulo (Teresa) and Diana. Her spirit lives on in her
grandchildren Tatiana, Alexandra, Dominique, Dante, and Antonio. Domenica
will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and family friends. The
family extends a warm thank you to the nurses at the BC Cancer Agency for
the care that Domenica received. Evening prayers will be held at Corpus
Christi Parish (6350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC) on Sunday, March 9th,
2008 at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Corpus Christi
Parish on Monday, March 10th, 2008 at 10:00 am with entombment to follow at
Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum (4000 Imperial Street Burnaby, BC).
Fr. Anthony Ho OFM presiding.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/8/2008.


JOHN GREER CHASTON March 5, 1915 - February 28, 2008 Passed away peacefully,
surrounded by the love of his family, at Lions Gate Hospital, North
Vancouver, B.C. in his 93rd year, after a brief illness. Predeceased by his
parents, Leon Christopher Chaston and Bessie Greer of Calgary, and by his
beloved younger brother Len, RCAF, lost over Germany in 1942. He leaves to
mourn his loving wife Helen, children Liz Chaston, Christy McLeod, Len
Chaston, and Martha Lutes (Ralph), Helen's children, Peter Chauvin (Shelagh)
and Cindy Fleming, former wife Jay Jessiman, and 11 grandchildren. Born and
raised in Calgary, John went to work after high school for the Alberta
Pacific Grain Co., and then assisted his father in his grain brokerage
business. His career began when, articled to Norman Hindsley C.A., he
completed a five year Queen's University course in four years and in 1939
wrote the first Uniform Final Exam administered by the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He won the Province of Alberta prize for
highest standing. He worked following for the Osoyoos Mines Co. Ltd., then
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Co. in Portland, Oregon. The call to war brought him
back to positions in Canada with the Allied War Supply Corporation in
Montreal and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Enlisting in the army in 1942,
John's military service took him to stations from Montreal, through Ontario,
to Prince Rupert, B.C. and finally to Vancouver. In 1946 he joined Vancouver
based Pemberton Securities Ltd. as controller. In 1952 he founded the
company's corporate finance department which he headed until 1971 when he
was appointed President and CEO. In the following years he guided the
company through a difficult time in the North American economy and displayed
unwavering confidence in both Pemberton Securities and the capital markets
as a whole. In 1975 he was elected Chairman of the Board and was Honourary
Chairman when Pemberton was acquired by Dominion Securities in 1989. Not one
to retire, John continued an active role in the investment business with
Capital West Partners, where he maintained a presence until his final days.
John's devotion to the investment business in Western Canada was matched by
his passion for the game of golf. He was introduced to the sport on a course
made by his father, in the vacant prairie fields adjacent to their home in
Calgary. He then played at the Calgary Municipal Course, the Bowness Golf
Club, and the Calgary Golf and Country Club. In 1931 he won the Alberta
Junior Championship. John joined Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in 1945
and was Club Champion 1947, 49, 50, 51. In 1953, deciding to permanently
establish his home in West Vancouver, he joined Capilano Golf and Country
Club. John's devotion to Capilano was expressed not only in his election to
President, 1964, but in countless hours of practice and play and solicited
and unsolicited advice to members and management with respect to all aspects
of the game, the club, and the course itself. Those acquainted with John
know that he had a comprehensive knowledge of golf's history, its mechanics,
and its evolution. Whether inspired by the immortal Bobby Jones or the
revolutionary Tiger Woods, his enduring goal remained the perfect swing. In
his latter years he routinely "shot his age", on one occasion recording a
gross 76 at the age of 84. Of many personal highlights in the pursuit of his
sport, John took great pride in marshalling three British Opens and in being
a member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. His memory will
be invoked annually at Capilano Golf and Country Club with the awarding of
the Chaston Trophy and the Wt. Officer Lionel G. Chaston RCAF Memorial Cup.
It would be remiss to omit that in addition to his primary interests in
business and in golf, John was well known for his love of cars. In a number
of trades that roughly equaled his final age, he enjoyed ownership of
several very special high performance vehicles. His favourite remains known
only to him. He will be greatly missed by family, by friends, and by all who
appreciated his considerable achievements, keen sense of fair play, rigorous
self discipline, and his devotion to the principle "to play the ball as it
lies". The family would like to thank Dr. Nancy Crossen, Jim Cormack,
M.S.W., and the palliative care team at Lions Gate Hospital for their
compassionate care on 7 West. Memorial Service to be held on Tuesday, March
18, 2008, 3 p.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 22nd Street, West
Vancouver. Donations may be made in John's memory to the Lions Gate Hospital
Foundation, North Shore Hospice, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver, B.C.,
V7L 2L7 www.lghfoundation.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 -
3/11/2008.


CHRISTIE - Thomas Robert passed away peacefully in Burnaby February 29,
2008, at the age of 74, after a valiant fight against leukemia. He leaves
behind his loving wife of 48 years Lorraine and 5 children, Susan (Colin)
Fraser, Michael (Deborah), Daniel (Elaine), Craig (Wende), and Colleen (Ken)
Houghton. He is survived by his 7 siblings Patricia Forbes, Ann (Russ)
Henschel, Janet Wood, Moira (Bill) Colbourne, William (Kay), Helen (George)
Layfield, and Malcolm (Bonnie). He leaves his 10 grandchildren, Michael,
Jeffrey, Jennifer, Julianne, Kasandra, Kristi, Kevin, Maria, Jacqueline, and
Craig, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandchild
Madeline. Tom grew up in a large sports minded family and excelled for many
years playing rugby in which he represented Canada in 1959 in a tour of
Japan. After school he started his working career as a journeyman
electrician and he then joined the Vancouver Fire Dept. in 1959 where he
served for 29 years retiring as Captain in 1988. He also ran a successful
electrical contracting company during those years with the fire dept. Family
was a very important element in his life and he revelled in their company,
especially in travel with summers at Lasqueti Island or Lac La Hache, and
later with a yearly trip to Molokai, Hawaii. His strength and resilience in
his final years was amazing especially on a final family trip to Molokai
this past January. He touched many lives through the years with his
generosity and hard work and was held in high regard by his family, his
many, many friends, and acquaintances. Special thanks to Dr. Wendy Lam and
the staff of Burnaby General Hospital Palliative Care Ward 2D. Extra special
thanks to Brenda Dowell. A celebration of life will be held for Tom on
Tuesday March 11, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Firefighters Social and Athletic
Club, 6515 Bonsor St., Burnaby. A donation can be made in Tom's name to
either the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund, or the CKNW Orphans Fund.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/7/2008 - 3/9/2008.


CLARKE, ALEXANDER "BUIST" Alexander Buist Clarke December 29, 1930 - March
3, 2008 Buist Clarke passed away peacefully at Royal Columbian Hospital in
New Westminster on March 3, 2008 at the age of 77. Buist is lovingly
remembered as adoring father to Shannon and Carrie and his son-in-law, Brad;
devoted "Pa" to Connor and Christina; and beloved "Uncle Boots" to Alex,
Allison and Sherry. Buist touched many lives and will be sadly missed by his
extended family and friends. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Buist came to
Canada when he was just a "wee loon". He entered the aviation industry in
1952 as an engineer, and later earned both his Private and Commercial
Pilot's Licenses. His fixed-wing career took him to Africa, Alberta, the NWT
and BC. In 1965, Buist began his rotary career with Okanagan Helicopters.
Promoted to Base Manager for Pemberton and Whistler in 1968, Buist spent
four years flying skiers, surveyors, Olympic bobsledders and even a Prime
Minister around the region. With Okanagan he worked in Kamloops, Prince
George, Hope, and Richmond. He also flew crews to offshore drilling rigs in
eastern Canada, Tuktoyaktuk, India, Thailand, Singapore, and Brunei, logging
over 15,000 hours. During his retirement, Buist spent many hours fixing
airplanes, making wine and furniture, and enjoying time with family and
friends. He entertained everyone with his stories, sense of humour, and the
constant encouragement to read instructions - first! Although we weren't
ready to say goodbye, we know you are at peace. We will miss your love,
support, wisdom and humour, and will always love you. Our deepest thanks to
the Medical Team at Royal Columbian Hospital, especially Dr. R. Sharpe,
Lisa, Sari and Ann. A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, March
11th at the Richmond Funeral Home (8420 Cambie Road, Richmond). In lieu of
flowers, please donate to the RCH Foundation (ICU), or the BC Lung
Association
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


Valerie COLLARD (nee PHIPPS) 1918-2008 Peacefully on March 5th at
Glenwarren Lodge in Victoria, in her ninetieth year, Valerie Collard (ne?e
Phipps). Valerie was born in Vancouver, the elder daughter of the late Roy
and Frances Phipps. She was predeceased by her husband Cart in 1995, and is
survived by their son Daryl, of Victoria, by her sister Pat Hamilton, of
Halifax, and by her nephew and his family, Jim, Jeanne, and Melissa
Hamilton, of Newmarket, Ontario. Raised in the Point Grey-Kitsilano
neighbourhood of Vancouver, Valerie Phipps graduated from Lord Byng High
School, and went on to complete her teacher training at the BC Provincial
Normal School. For five years she went north to teach at Kingcome Inlet,
Vanderhoof, and Fort St James before returning to Vancouver, where she
taught at Prince of Wales School until marrying. The family moved to
Victoria in 1964. An active member of the IODE throughout her adult life,
she was Regent of the University Chapter in Vancouver and the Martlet
Chapter in Victoria, and served in many national and provincial offices. She
played tennis and badminton in her younger days, and keenly followed
Wimbledon, the French Open, and other tournaments all her life. Bridge,
crafts, and gardening were her favourite pastimes in later years, and she
came to know many of her friends across the bridge table or in workshops
making Christmas decorations. An elegant lady with a fine sense of humour,
she is especially remembered at the Victoria Golf Club in Oak Bay and at St
George's Church in Cadboro Bay. The family are deeply indebted to the staff
of Glenwarren Lodge for the loving and compassionate care Valerie received
in her last years. Donations in her memory, if desired, should be made to
the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation (1450 Hillside Avenue, Victoria,
BC, V8T 2B7) or the charity of one's choice. No service by request. Private
cremation. Arrangements by McCall's of Victoria.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 -
3/10/2008.


CRESSEY Denis It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing
of Denis Cressey on March 2, 2008 at Lion's Gate Hospital with his beloved
wife of 39 years, Patricia Mary (nee Corwin) at his side. Denis is
predeceased by his first wife Ethel May (nee Moody). Survived by his loving
daughter Janet Irene (Bert Sievers), grandchildren Paula (Selwyn Grills),
Leigh-Ann (Michael Lunney), Diana (Warren Coyte), and great-grandchildren
Thomas, Terasa, Natasha, Jackson, Claudia, Cooper. Predeceased by his sister
Maisie Walton. Survived by his only nephew John Walton and his step-son
Ralph Arnott. Born July 12, 1912 in Leeds Yorkshire, England to John Edward
Cressey and Hannah Elizabeth (nee Gibbons). Both an Aeronautical and Marine
Engineer, Denis formed and owned Dynamic Engineering for over twenty years.
Prior to this, Denis worked for Rolls Royce and Bristol Aero Industries in
England and Canada, working on projects such as the Concord. An accomplished
sailor, he raced in the Vic-Maui three times, firstly winning the
Navigator's Award and then celebrating his 80th and 82nd birthdays in the
middle of the Pacific. A founding and dedicated member of the False Creek
Yacht Club, Denis was a strong, generous, thoughtful family man who will be
greatly missed by his loving family and friends. At Denis' request there
will be no formal service. If desired, donations can be made to the BC Heart
and Stroke Society or Lion's Gate Hospital Hospice Fund.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/8/2008.


CUNNINGHAM Charles Arthur (Art) Born September 15, 1911 in Lacombe, Alberta,
passed away peacefully at The Richmond Hospital March 5, 2008. He was
predeceased by his loving wife Ruth of 57 years. He was a beloved father,
grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He is lovingly remembered by his
children Gail (Jack), Glen (Mandy), Tannis (Hans), Michael; grandchildren
John (Kara), Deb, Kerri, Annalisa (Jason), Paul, Tanya, Monica (Rod), Heidi,
Suzanne; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Matt, Chris, Ryan, Michael, Cody,
Kaila, Leila, Kim; brother Fred (Joy), sister Marie. He is fondly remembered
by many nieces, nephews and friends. He loved us all unconditionally and
left us a powerful legacy. And boy will we miss his apple pies! A Memorial
Service and Reception will be held at Gilmore Gardens, 4088 Blundell Road,
Richmond BC on Wednesday March 12th from 1:30-3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes
Association.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


DAVIDSON GLADYS (Cory) Jesus Loves Me, This I Know Born in Steveston May 10,
1914. Predeceased by her husband Jim, sons Lari and Bob, grandchildren Jim
and Nicolle, sister Evelyn and brother Cliff. Survived by her sons Ken,
(Joanne), Richmond; Doug, Qualicum Beach; daughter Patricia, Bainbridge
Island, USA. 17 grandchildren, Cheryl, Martin, Dean, Richard, Liza, Laura,
Nora, Stuart, Carol, Jackie, Sandi, Rob, Mike, Lisa, Keith, Adrian and
Brooke. 22 great-grandchildren. Nieces Norma, Janet and Mary, Nephews Sonny,
Jim and Tom also numerous relatives on the prairies. Gladys graduated from
high school in Ladner and married in 1934, lived in Richmond for many years
on Bennett Rd. Jim and Gladys operated the Shell Gas Station at #5 & Cambie
for many years before retiring to Ladner in the 70's. Loved the outdoors,
she was an avid fisherman and loved camping, walking and family reunions.
She was very active in the seniors hall at McKee house for many years. Her
travels took her to Hawaii, many Alaska cruises, and throughout the U.S. and
Europe. Passed away on March 3, 2008. Many thanks to Joanne who devoted many
hours to Mom, they truly had a special bond. Our family wishes to extend a
special thanks to the staff at Rosewood Manor for the gentle care and love
that made her final years so comfortable. A celebration of life will be held
at a later date. With much love we say farewell, you will be missed. In lieu
of flowers, send donations to the Rosewood Manor Care Foundation, 6260
Blundell Rd Richmond B.C.V7C 5C4 in her memory.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


DICKINSON William Edwin (Ed) passed away at the age of 92 on February 28,
2008 at Vancouver General Hospital. Ed will be greatly missed and lovingly
remembered by his family, friends and companion Freda Bateman. He was
predeceased by his devoted wife Dorothy, siblings Bert, Grace (Oberg) and
Margaret (Browne). Ed is survived by his loving family Wayne (Kathy), Larry
and granddaughter Jenna. Ed enjoyed music, ballroom dancing, cruising and
socializing with family & friends. The family would like to thank VGH staff
in the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Ward and the Sub-Acute Ward C&D,
Centennial Pavilion for Ed's care. A Celebration of Life will be held at
1:30 pm, Sunday, March 16, 2008 at the Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline
Road, Vancouver (across the road from the rose garden and adjacent to the
Stanley Park bus loop). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent
to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/8/2008.


DORNAN John Robert ``Bob'' Born December 30, 1918 in Vancouver, BC passed
away peacefully February 8, 2008 in Port Moody, BC. Predeceased by his
beloved wife Dorothy in 1993. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by
daughter Lynn Cary (Allan), dear grandchildren Jennifer Galbraith (Adam) and
Robert, sister-in-law Patricia Jones (Bob), sweetheart Peg Watson and many
nieces, nephew, wonderful friends and extended family. Memorial Service to
be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at Burkeview Chapel, 1340
Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC, 604-944-4128. Flowers gratefully
declined. If you wish to make a donation in Dad's memory we would very much
appreciate any consideration given to Cross Roads Inlet Centre Hospice, 4th
Floor, 101 Noon's Creek Drive, Port Moody, BC V3H 5J1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


DREWRY Andrew William, age 93, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at the
Richmond General Hospital, from complications of Alzheimer's Disease and
congestive heart failure. He was born in Whonnock, B.C. on October 13, 1914.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Edith (Pullen) of Richmond;
two daughters, Jean (Joe) Gerrath of Guelph, Ontario and Anne (Len) Stroh of
North Delta; four grandchildren, John, Janet, Ryan and Shawn; one
great-grandchild, James; four nephews and four nieces. He was predeceased by
his parents, a brother, Lawrence (Agnes), and two sisters, Mary (Bob)
Elliott and Mildred (John) Flynn. Upon completion of Senior Matriculation in
1932 at McLean High School in Haney, B.C., he worked with his father for
four years in the construction, lumbering and farming fields. In 1936, he
attended Sprott-Shaw Commercial School in Vancouver and offset the cost of
tuition by working in the home of the owner. Graduating in 1938, he secured
a position with the Hedley Mascot Gold Mine where he was employed as a male
Stenographer in the Vancouver and Hedley offices. While at the mine, with
the intention of becoming a C.P.A., he took the International Accountants
Society course by correspondence to improve his knowledge of accounting.
Just prior to writing the qualification examination for the C.P.A. degree,
he entered WWII service with the Royal Canadian Navy in March, 1942. He
attained the rank of Leading Writer, where he was responsible for all the
clerical work associated with the cash and treasury accounts at HMCS Naden
where he served most of his time in the Naval Service. After demobilization
in 1946, he worked in a variety of capacities for the next three years,
including accounting and returning to Sprott-Shaw as a teacher of
bookkeeping and, ultimately, the Principal of one of their branch schools at
Kingsway and Broadway in Vancouver. The family moved to Kamloops in 1949
where Andrew accepted a position as an Operator/Consignee for a Texaco oil
company bulk plant. From 1951-1961, he worked for the National Defense
Department's Canadian Naval Ammunition Depot in Kamloops. 1961 represented a
major change in the Drewry family when they moved to Vancouver where Andrew
embarked on a new career - the teaching profession. After a year in the
Faculty of Education at U.B.C., he accepted a position with the Richmond
School Board teaching Basic Commerce and Bookkeeping. He received a B.Ed.
degree from U.B.C. in 1971 and retired from the Richmond School District in
1981. A deeply religious man, Andrew was an enthusiastic gardener, gem
collector and very content in musical surroundings. A voracious reader, he
could self absorb himself in books for many hours. Andrew will be remembered
for his strong work ethic, integrity and friendly disposition. He also
possessed a competitive streak, particularly when he played and coached the
racquet sports. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday,
March 15, 2008 at Colebrook United Church, 5441-125A Street, Surrey, B.C.
(604) 596-2412. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of
B.C. would be gratefully received.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 -
3/10/2008.


FISHER Kenneth John It is with great sadness that the family of Kenneth John
Fisher announces his passing on March 1st, 2008 at The Royal Columbian
Hospital in New Westminster, BC, in his 82nd year. Ken, from a family with a
long military history, was born in Number 27, the Married Quarters of the
Border Regiment, in Fulford Infantry Barracks in York, England, the same
barracks where his father, brother, great-grandfather and two uncles had
served. While his father, Albert Fisher, was called to duty in the Boxer
Rebellion in China, Ken's mother, Nellie, brought him to Canada at the age
of two. During World War II, at the age of 16, Ken enlisted in the Irish
Regiment of Canada. The army discovered his true age and transferred him to
the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers with the rank of
Craftsman. It was in London, Ontario on V.E. Day where he met his future
wife, Laura, who was serving with the Canadian Women's Army Corps. They were
married on November 17, 1945. After several post war jobs, including working
deep in the mines in Sudbury, Ontario, he attended the Canadian National
Railway's Telegraph School. In the 40 years that he worked for the CNR he
progressed from telegraph operator in northern Ontario to Manager of the
Rail Traffic Control Centre, in the CN Tower in Toronto. During his career
Ken saw technology progress from using a hand-operated telegraph key to
utilizing satellite communication. Ken and his family lived in many railway
communities, starting at Ferland, a waystation on the CN line, then moving
on to Jellicoe, Hornepayne, Capreol and London, Ontario. Next was Moncton,
New Brunswick, then back to London, and lastly to the pinnacle of his career
in the CN Tower in Toronto. In 1988, Ken and Laura retired and moved west to
Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. In 1999 they moved to New Westminster to be
closer to members of their family. Ken was a high achiever and loved to be
active in his community. He was a very avid reader and was always interested
in educational pursuits and service to others. One of his most satisfying
personal achievements was to obtain his University Degree while in Moncton.
He did this with a background of less than two years of high school thirty
years earlier. Over the years he was involved in service and social groups,
such as the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Masons and in curling
clubs. In Hornepayne Ken started the "Bookworms Club", running a small
library from his home there. He was also a Boy Scout leader even though he
did not have any sons and had never been a Boy Scout in his youth because
his parents couldn't afford the uniform. However, when Ken saw the need for
a Boy Scout Troop leader in his town he stepped forward to fill it. That was
the kind of a man he was. In both Hornepayne and Capreol he was the Chairman
of the School Board for many years. While living in Nanoose Bay Ken taught
Power Squadron and Water Safety to children. He was involved in the Reform
Party and held positions with the Golden Agers Seniors Club. In the last few
years of living in New Westminster, although health issues reduced some of
his activities, he was still involved with community interests, especially
the Century House. Last, but far from the least, anyone who knew Ken,
("KJF", as he was known on the railroad), knew that he loved sharing a good
joke with all of his many friends! Ken is survived by Laura, his beloved
wife of 62 years; his daughter Christine, son-in-law Jerry Lewis; daughter
Janet; son-in-law Danny Gagno (Gloria); brother Jack, sister-in-law Davea
and his Aunt Lena Corney, (in York, England). Also surviving him are his
grandchildren Adrian (Susie), Nigel, Sean, Angus and Laurena as well as
great grand-daughter Sydney. Ken was predeceased by his youngest daughter
Gloria, as well as his parents, Albert and Nellie (Linfoot ) Fisher. Ken was
loved dearly and will be sorely missed by all who were privileged to know
him. In respect of Ken's wishes, no public functions will be held. Cremation
has taken place.
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FORSTER John Allan Burton May 11, 1920 - March 7, 2008 Loved, loving and
generous husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, Allan passed away
peacefully on Friday, March 7th, 2008. Allan was born in Vancouver, B.C.,
and graduated in 1938 from West Vancouver Secondary School. Allan spent time
in the shipyards supporting the war effort and went on to marry the love of
his life Jeane (Nairn) on March 15, 1946. Allan was pre-deceased by his
father Kivas and mother Dorothy as well as his brother Charles (Burt) and
sister-in-law Claire. Allan is survived by his wife Jeane, his two sons,
Bruce and Doug, his daughters-in-law Silvia and Kelly, his two beloved
grandchildren Lauren and Taylor, his sister-in-law Betty and brother-in-law
Gordon as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by
his family, extended family and many long time friends. Allan owned and
operated West Vancouver's neighborhood automotive repair shop, British
Pacific Motors Ltd., for 40 years. Many of his customers called him "Uncle
Al" as he showed his customers the same kindness and respect that he did his
many close friends and family. Allan was an avid sportsman who enjoyed
annual hunting and fishing trips as well as other hobbies including tennis,
bridge, travel, reading and walking the sea wall. The family extends a
heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff at Lions Gate Hospital as well
as the staff and home care workers at Hollyburn House who cared for Allan. A
celebration in Allan's honour will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11
a.m. at the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C.
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TERRY GAMBLE Terry died in his sleep at his home in West Bank in November
2007. Born in Calgary, the younger of 2 boys to Donna Gamble. Terry's
beloved brother died as young teenager. Terry was drawn to the Rocky
Mountains and became an experienced mountaineer. He moved to Canmore where
he was a member of a team attempting to be the first to ski the north face
of Mount Robson. He climbed in South America and the Yukon where he lived in
Whitehorse for a time. Terry later moved to Vancouver's west end where he
worked in film and graphic design. He could be found pint in hand in his
trademark white runners at Buddies Pub. Terry nurtured community and nature
and was a dedicated vegetable grower. Terry returned to West Bank to care
for his ailing Mom whom he loved so deeply. Terry was never quite himself
after her death. Terry is survived by Nika, his companion by his bedside
this November past. Fly be free Terry! I will miss you forever, love Blair.
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GARRAWAY Sheila Lilian (nee Peake) April 8, 1920 - March 3, 2008. Our
beloved Sheila died peacefully in Lions Gate Hospital in her 87 year, after
a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents Allat and May Peake, and
her sister Molly and Pat. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years
Philip, her two daughters, Gillian Peake-Garraway and Brenda (Ron) Veerman,
her two grandsons Matthew and Andrew, and her dearest sister Barbara
Campbell. Sheila was born in Kamloops and raised in Salmon Arm, B.C. After
graduation from RIH School of nursing in 1943, she became a Lt. Nursing
Sister during WWII. She married Philip in Sorrento in 1949, and together
they built their loving home in North Vancouver, where they have resided
since 1957. Summers were spent at the family cottage on Shuswap Lake in
Sorrento, a truly precious place. Sheila was a beautiful, compassionate and
loving person. She was an active member of St. Catherine's Church for many
years. Sheila loved knitting and sewing and the outdoor life of birds,
gardening, canoeing, fishing and camping in the hills of the Shuswap with
the family. All of her extended family and friends loved her dearly. The
memories shall live within us and our children forever. A Memorial Service
will be held on May 3, 2008, at 2:00 pm, at St. Mary's Church in Sorrento,
BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation, or the charity of your choice.
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GRAHAM Donald Carter, MD, FRCP (C) Born December 17, 1914 in Bolton,
Ontario. Survived by wife of 67 years, Winnifred, and children Donald
(Katrina), Elizabeth, John (Helena), 4 grandchildren, and 3
great-grandchildren. An AOA Graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of
Medicine in 1938, he served as a physician in the RCAF from 1940-1945,
subsequently practising as a rheumatologist and editor of the Canadian
Medical Association Journal in Toronto. Moved to the University of British
Columbia in Vancouver as Associate Dean of Medicine in 1966 until retirement
in 1979. Received his BA in Classical Studies at the University of British
Columbia at age 69, a beloved father, full of wit, avid curler and gardener,
he will be sorely missed. He passed away suddenly at age 93 in Qualicum
Beach, British Columbia on March 3, 2008. No service by request. Donations
in lieu of flowers to The Arthritis Society (BC Division) Suite 200-1645
West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, V6J 1S4.
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GREGG Maggie, November 11, 1945, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2008.
Maggie leaves behind her loving husband, Ollie, and her extended family.
Maggie will be remembered for her compassionate and courageous spirit.
Special thanks to the staff at the Stuart Lake Hospital. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the SPCA.
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Christina Mauquis Gregory (nee Campbell) GREGORY- It is with great sadness,
but many fond memories we announce a generation in our family has ended with
the passing of Christina Marquis Gregory - Nee: Campbell February 29, 2008,
at the age of 90. Born in Cana, Sask., March 11, 1917. Chrissy was a lady of
many talents, an avid Golfer, Curler, Gardener, Fisherwoman, and Knitter of
Indian Sweaters. In her spare time she worked many years for a Kelowna
Packing House. She is survived by her Son-In-Law Charlie P. Andersen
(Vicky), Grandchildren, Rochelle Leroux, and Ronald (Christy) Andersen.
Great-Grandchildren, Richard, Charlie, Taneesha, Maya, Ava, and Halle. Also
many Nieces and Nephews who affectionately called her "Aunty Teenie". She
was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Stewart Gregory, Daughter
Marilynn, Brothers Bill (Jean), Allister (Isobel), John (Myrtle), Archie
(Jean), Donald, and Sister Phemia Hardy (Duncan). At this time we would like
to give special thanks to the staff of "Special Angels" at the David Lloyd
Jones Home for the last Eleven years of gentle care given Chrissy, and to
Dr. Taylor for his care and guidance. A memorial service will be held in the
Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Home, 1211 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC on
Saturday, March 15th, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, donation can be
made to the Salvation Army, 1480 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5Y5.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
www.firstmemorialfuneral.com Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial
Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.
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(Memoriam)
CORINNE HATHAWAY JUNE 12, 1962 - MARCH 8, 1998 When we are sad and lonely
and everything goes wrong. We seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer up and carry
on." Each time we see your photo you seem to smile and say, "Don't cry I'm
only sleeping We'll meet again someday." Lots of love, Mom and Trever
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HEIDEBRECHT James Richard Jim passed away suddenly at home in Richmond on
Friday, February 29, 2008. Born in Vancouver January 7, 1942, Jim is
survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Joan Rowland; son Rob and
grandchildren Jessica and Ryan; brothers Ralph, Ted, Roger; sisters Judy and
Caroline; numerous uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jim was predeceased
by his first son Rick, by his mother Susan (Susie Falk) Bradshaw, and his
father George Heidebrecht. A family gathering in his honour will be held at
a later date to be advised.
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HICKS Barbara (nee Bottrell) December 23, 1924 - March 5, 2008 Passed away
suddenly in Penticton Hospital. Pre-deceased by brothers Tone (Bill) and
Peter and sister Betty. Survived by her husband of 62 years, Doug, daughters
Susan (Skip) Mavety and Diane (Jack) Metcalfe, 4 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren. Barbara and Doug met and married while serving in the
airforce at Boundary Bay, B.C. They built and lived in their home on Capitol
Hill in Burnaby for 62 years before moving to Penticton last year. No
service by request. Donations to the charity of your choice.
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JOHNSON Allan July 12, 1930 to March 2, 2008 Loved and loving husband,
father, grandfather and friend to many, Al passed away peacefully, holding
Olga's hand, on March 2, 2008. Al was born in Vancouver and moved to Alberta
in 1933 and then returned to Hammond in 1946. He married Olga (Yakoweshen)
on June 30, 1953 and had three sons, Greg (Nancy), Mark (Kathy) and Lance
(Tracy). He was blessed with four grandchildren, Jeremy, Mallory, Sarah and
Ashley. He will be missed by his brothers, Don (Chemainus), John (Edmonton)
and in-laws, Helen and Len Zander, Rose and Malcolm Finlayson, Kay and Hal
Cameron, Ann Renfors, Metro and Sylvia Yakoweshen, Gloria and Lyall Fraser
and many nieces, nephews and relatives. He will also be missed by his many
long time friends. Al was a very strong union man and worked at the Hammond
Cedar Sawmill for 46 years less 2 days "accident free". At home he was known
as the walking Almanac and enjoyed a rousing discussion with his family and
friends, which he backed up with his meticulous journaling and record
keeping. Al had many hobbies including fishing, bird watching, reading,
memorizing poems and star gazing. Al was also the "fix-it man
extraordinaire" and could fix everything from delicate watches and clocks to
small appliances. If Al couldn't fix it, you might as well just throw it
out. Al's sense of humour was enjoyed by many people and he always had a
good joke to share. The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the doctors,
nurses and staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital, the McKennie Creek Hospice and
the many home care nurses who assisted Al. A memorial service will be held
in Al's honour at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March
16th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society or
the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
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KARY Joseph, It is with sadness as well as with deep gratitude that we
acknowledge the life of Joseph Kary. Joe was born on May 11, 1910 in Harvey,
North Dakota. The family immigrated to Canada the following year settling in
southern Alberta. Joe moved to Nelson, British Columbia in 1945 where he was
active in all aspects of the city's life serving as Mayor from 1952 - 1957
and was honored with Freemen of the City for his many contributions to
Nelson's community and development. His retirement years were spent in
Chilliwack, on the golf course, and finally in White Rock, where he was a
resident at Crescent Gardens. Joe died in Peace Arch Hospital on March 4,
2008 with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his first wife Mary
(1966), his oldest daughter Jo-Ellen (1977) and his second wife Gwen (1990).
He is survived by his devoted children Marilynn (Bill Birk), Bernice (Ron
Slemko), Cameron (Tina) and grandchildren Warren(Patti), Bonnie (Jules),
Paula (Ron), Michael (Ginette), David (Andrea), Andrew, Kathryn, Ryan, Mark,
Joey, and great-grandchildren Veronica, Sam, Elizabeth, Katherine, Abby,
Ryan, and Layla. Throughout his long life Joe was a strong, but gentle,
caring person. His commitment to his family, community and life in general
was infectious and he has left a legacy that will not be forgotten. He was a
prince among men and was respected and loved by all who knew him. He will be
sorely missed. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2008
at 2:00 pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 144831 28th Avenue,
Surrey, BC V4P 1P3
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ANDREW ELEK KERES of North Vancouver died peacefully in Lions' Gate Hospital
on 5 March 2008 after a very long illness. He was born in Budapest, Hungary
in 1949 and came to Canada with his family in 1957 following the Hungarian
Revolution. He was educated in North Vancouver, then attained a Bachelor of
Recreation at the University of B.C. He joined the West Vancouver Police,
eventually working on their dog squad with Kye his German Shepherd. Ill
health prevented him from working after 1997. He was a natural athlete who
loved soccer, skiing and running. He had a lifelong interest in geography
and in all sports. He faced all the challenges of his life with courage,
grace and a wry sense of humour. He leaves to mourn his adored daughter
Jennifer Keres of Thunder Bay, and locally his mother Charlotte Keresztesi,
his brother Dr. Julius Keresztesi (Margaret), his sister Mary Crombie, his
nieces Elizabeth Baker (Quentin) and Jessica Crombie; also his nephew Julian
Keresztesi (Kerri) in Kamloops and niece Catherine Keresztesi in Ottawa.
Matt Wagstaff, Brian Shire, Lois Napier and Judy Hughes have been great
friends and support to him. His family would particularly like to thank Dr.
Linda Vickars and colleagues, St. Paul's Hospital, Dr. Stephen Nantel and
colleagues, the nurses and staff of VGH Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and OPD,
hospital chaplains and ER staff, Dr. Marck Hudon, Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Fattah,
Dr. Michael Boldt and colleagues and the nurses and staff of 2East and ICU
at Lions' Gate Hospital for their outstanding medical and nursing care and
for their compassion and goodness to Andy and to us all. A memorial service
will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11am at St. Agnes' Anglican
Church, 530 E. 12th St., North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations can
be made in Andy's name to the Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC
or to the Lions' Gate Hospital Foundation. In his honour, please consider
donating blood and registering with the Bone Marrow Registry.
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LAMBERT Esme Marjorie (nee Brown) November 22, 1928 - February 27, 2008. It
is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Esme of Whonnock BC.
She is survived by her loving husband Harold (Hal), children Wendy (David
Froese), Philip John, and Lisa (Jennifer Cameron); her sister and best
friend Barbara Clark, grandchildren Zac, Kira, Lucas and Grady Froese, and
Clark nieces and nephews Ken, Kathy, Bruce and Debbie and their children.
She will be greatly missed. Teacher, musician, choreographer, pianist,
actress, composer - Esme? did it all with exuberance. Precious memories are
the fun and the laughter, and her legacy of love. " The moving finger
writes, and having writ moves on" Memorial service to be held at 2pm
Friday, March 14 at St. Mary's Kerrisdale, 2490 W.37th Vancouver, followed
by reception in hall. For info. contact Wendy at 250-246-2426 or

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LANDRY Ernest Born in St. Boniface Manitoba January 27,1919; passed away in
his sleep March 1, 2008, at the age of 89 years. He will be missed by his
loving wife Ruth, his 2 sons Robert and Dennis, his 2 grandsons Eric and
Mark, and other relatives in Manitoba and Germany. Ernest was a WW2 Veteran
and served in the Canadian Air Force for 25 years. At Ernest's request,
there will be no memorial service. His burial will take place at the family
plot in St. Norbert Manitoba at a later date.
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(Memoriam)
LEARY Jamie A. November 14th, 1976 - March 9th, 2007 Jamie left us so
suddenly and is remembered today by dad Ed, mom Linda, stepdad Barrie,
brothers David, Jason (Cathy), grandma Pearl, grandpa Merv and all the rest
of the family. His courage and humour made him so special. Loving memories
linger every day, remembrance keeps him near.
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LEPP Donald (Don) John After a very long and valiant fight with cancer
Donald (Don) John Lepp passed away peacefully on February 29, 2008 at
Squamish General Hospital. Born August 6, 1935 in Coaldale, Alberta. Don is
survived by his loving wife Gael, 3 sons Gary (Julie) of North Vancouver,
Bob (Mary) of Coquitlam, Tim (Jean) of Burnaby, 2 grandsons Dylan and Jake,
brother Jim (Gayl) of Edmonton, sister Rose (John) Nemecek of Lethbridge and
by many other family and dear friends. Don maintained an interest in
everything around him and communicated with friends and family until his
last day.The family invite you to bring your memories of Don as they gather
for a celebration of his life on Wednesday March 12, 2008 at 12:00 noon at
the Squamish Funeral Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers that
donations be made in Don's memory to The B.C. Cancer Foundation. To sign the
book of condolences, please click on squamishfuneralchapel.com
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LEVY Eleanor Vera was born in rural Saskatchewan on August 2, 1931. She
passed away on February 24, 2008. During her life, Eleanor raised a family,
travelled the world and pursued her passion for golf. Predeceased by her
husband John, she is survived by her sons, Mark and Christopher, their
spouses Karen and Elaine, her grandchildren, Courtney, Samantha and Julia
and her sisters, Kay and Vicky. She loved her life, her family and all her
friends. She will be missed by all. A Memorial will be held at the Point
Grey Golf and Country Club, Vancouver, on Saturday, March 22, 2008 between
2-4 pm.
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MANN Vernadene Loveland Passed away March 1, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona after
a courageous battle with cancer. Vernadene was born May 14, 1937 in
Vancouver, B.C. She graduated from Lord Byng Secondary in 1955. In 1973 she
moved to Hawaii where she lived for more than 10 years. She lived in Salt
Lake City, Utah, Okinawa, Japan and Atlanta, Georgia. She ultimately found
her home in Phoenix, Arizona nearly 20 years ago where she worked at Luke
Air Force Base until she retired. To say Vernadene made a positive impact on
everyone that she met in her many homes around the world would be an
understatement. She was always willing to help out the community she was
involved in. She fundraised for several charities that helped women better
their situation in life. In January she was presented with a certificate
from the Credit Union West commemorating the funding of an annual
scholarship at Luke Air Force Base: The Vernadene Loveland Scholarship.
"Dinda" is predeceased by her father, Dean Mann and brother-in-law John Cox.
Missing her immensely is her family: mother, Dorothy Mann, brother, Barry
Mann (Jana), sister, Bonnie Cox, her son, Dale (Julie) Harris, son, Brent
(Patti) Harris and daughter, Dana Harris (Dean Bertram), her grandchildren,
Ali, Jack, Montana, Thomas and Emma, and her nephews, John Mann, Brett Cox,
Trevor Cox and Darin Cox. Vernadene leaves behind her husband Gary Loveland,
his four children and three grandchildren. Her little buddies were her two
puppies Kayla and Cassie. A celebration of her life will be held at The
Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to BC Cancer Foundation or
a charity of your choice.
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3/11/2008.


HOPE EVANGELINE LOWRY 1920 - 2008 Shortly after her 88th birthday, Hope went
to be with her Lord peacefully on March 2nd bringing to an end a long
successful life of varied accomplishment sadly marred in the later years by
her struggle with declining health. The daughter of Dr. Oswald J. Smith
(Daisy), she was born and lived most of her life in Toronto, moving to
Vancouver in 1991 to join the western contingent of her family. She was
predeceased by her younger brother Paul (Anita) and is survived by her older
brother Glen (Kay) as well as her three children Peter (Linda), Pauline
(David), and Paul, and her two grandchildren Stephen (Amy) and David. A
memorial service will be held on Monday, March 10th at Trinity Baptist
Church, 1460, W 49th Ave. Vancouver at 4:00 p.m. Donations to the Union
Gospel Mission ( www.ugm.ca ) will be very much appreciated.
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MacADAM - Robert Stuart Born March 29, 1923, died at Mount St. Mary
Hospital, Victoria on February 9, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 59
years, Doreen; his sons Bruce, Brian (Deede) and Blair; his grandchildren,
Brett, Maren, Mitchell, Robbie, Tyler, Ryan and Maure. Flowers are
gratefully declined. If you wish, a donation to the Canadian Diabetes
Association, or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated. It was
Bob's wish that there be no service.
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McDIARMID -Sheila June 10, 1915 - March 4, 2008 Sheila's journey came full
circle when she passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday evening at
Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, a mere block from where she was born
to Malcolm and Grace McDiarmid. Sheila attended school in North Van and
traveled by train to the family cottage in White Rock every summer with
brother Ralph and beloved sisters Pauline, Josephine (Jo) and Lorna
accompanied by dogs, cats, parakeet and the guinea pig (in Mother's sewing
basket). She attended North Van High where she met her life long friends
Mary Garling and Joyce Loutet. After graduation, aided and abetted by her
mother (and a rather muddled vicar, who never could keep the four McDiarmid
girls' birthdates straight) underage Sheila was admitted to VGH School of
Nursing (Class of 1936) where she enjoyed great success as match-maker for
friends Ross and Marion McNeely. Her life was distinguished by dedicated and
loving service to her family, friends, city and country: Lieutenant
McDiarmid served as a Nursing Sister in the Canadian Army during the War,
was posted to England, where she learned to ride a bike and was delighted to
be bridesmaid to great friends Mary and Winnie. Post war, she served at VGH
outpatient eye clinic, (where she met her dear friend Eileen Scott); joined
the City Health Department and made many life-long friends before retiring
from the Provincial Government. Though never married, Sheila treasured many
happy memories of great wartime romances and special friendships.
Predeceased by parents and siblings, she is survived by her devoted nieces,
nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews: John (Sandy); Bob (Patti); Paula
(John); Colin (Carole); Glenyss (Wayne); Mickey (Henry); Mark (Patti);
Duane, Caitlin, Malcolm, Michelle, Noah (Sarah) Lucas (Courtney), Serena,
Cayla, Trevor, Joey, Danny, Julia and Fisher. Auntie Sheila, as she was
known by all, drew people to her with her warmth, wit, generosity and
sparkle. When her sisters passed away, she took responsibility for nurturing
first Pauline's son John, then Lorna's children Bob and Paula, selflessly
caring for them as her own. She quietly and generously supported the
post-secondary aspirations of many deserving young people. A life long West
Vancouver resident, Sheila loved the beautiful home she built in Sandy Cove
and later her seaside condo in Dunderave, where she enjoyed, her neighbours,
her flowers, her sunny terrace and her many beloved pets, especially
ever-devoted Tessie. A gentle woman of tremendous spirit, intellect, and
courage, she loved discussing politics, traveling (most recently her 90th
birthday trip from Athens to Istanbul) the CBC radio, cheering on Woods and
Federer, and a good Martini served up by `Jeeves'. She treasured the loving
friendship and support of her dear companion, Margaret Slade, who was at her
bedside and held her hand as she slipped away from us. She will be sadly
missed by her many close friends: the Garling/Miller clan; the Lyttle clan;
Lynda Clugston, Eleanor Third, Betty Third, Vlad and Vlasta Vit, the
Esson/Crosby family; Helga and Emil Bolleter, and the Axford/Wyatt family.
Special thanks to family physician Dr. Wayne Smith, her specialists Dr. Paul
Crofts and Dr. Donald Cameron; caregiver Merriam Rendon; the staff and
residents of Amica; friend and paramedic Gale Lyttle; and the physicians and
nurses at Lions' Gate Hospital. A celebration of her life will be held in
her beloved West Vancouver at a date and time to be announced. In lieu of
flowers: live life with courage, caring and conviction; take a moment to
call someone you love; make time for someone less fortunate; give
generously, or simply ask yourself "What would Sheila do?" Oh dear, grand,
lady - we will miss you so much but will forever love and treasure all you
have taught us.
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McLEOD - Gordon Bruce July 30, 1957 to February 25, 2008 Devoted son,
thoughtful brother and affectionate and caring uncle is lovingly remembered
by his parents, George and Phyllis McLeod, sisters Norma Woods, Beverly
McLeod (Frank Linseisen) and Nancy (Tim) Liebich. He is fondly remembered by
nieces and nephews Angela and Ken Woods, Markus Linseisen and Erin, Jaine
and Owen Liebich. Gordon was born at Woodfibre and worked for many years at
the pulp mill. Over time he advanced to a second class power engineer, he
was also interested in Karate where he reached senior levels. He also was a
omnivorous reader with an interest in history while also looking forward to
current and future science and politics. Gordon was thoughtful with family
and friends as well as gentle and kind with children and animals. Memories
of his old world courtesy, considerate gifts and quiet presence are
treasured by his family. A celebration of Gordon's life will be held at 2:00
p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the Squamish Funeral Chapel. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. To sign the
book of condolences, please click on squamishfuneralchapel.com
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Margaret Rae McNeill died peacefully on March 5th, 2008 at home at the age
of 95 years. She was a beautiful, loving and caring person and will be sadly
missed by all her friends and family. She leaves behind her nephew Ian Gold,
Elaine Gold, widow of nephew Bill Gold, grandnephews Eric and Geoffrey and 3
great-grandnephews as well as 3 step-children, Peggy, Jack and Neil McNeill,
7 step-grandchildren Lisa, Kevin, Heather, Paul, Scott, Sharon and Colette
and 7 step-great grandchildren. Prayers for Margaret will be held Monday,
March 10th at 7:00 P.M and the funeral mass on Tuesday, March 11th at 11:00
A.M. The services will be held at Saint John the Apostle Parish, 5457
Trafalgar Street, Vancouver, BC.
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Clare Lloyde Morgan May 8 1933 - March 1 2008 With great sadness we
announce the passing of Clare (Cap) Morgan after a couragous battle with
cancer. Predeceased by mother Barbara Ethel Smith. He is survived by his
loving wife of over 50 years, Edith, children Cliff, Barb, Larry, Lori and
Neil. Granddaughters Stormy and Madison. Step and half brothers and sisters,
extended family and many friends. Clare was born in Treherne, Manitoba,
growing up on the family farm until moving to B.C. in the late 40's. Clare
worked for the CPR from 1949 - 1988 in various capacities, finally retiring
as a locomotive engineer. He married Edith in 1957 and raised a family
settling in Surrey, B.C. During his early years at CPR due to laid off
stints he found work in various logging camps in B.C. He was granted LOA to
enlist and serve in the RCAF in the early to mid 50's. Clare was a proud
Legion member for over 50 years, volunteering yearly for the poppy drive,
except this last year to his regret. Special thanks to SMH-Unit 52 and the
Shirley Dean Hospice. They are all angels of compassion. Clare made friends
of everyone he met. His stories and jokes will be missed and fondly
remembered. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Whalley Legion,
13525-106 Ave., Surrey, B.C on March 29th at noon. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society, Red Cross or the
Legion Poppy Drive.
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NELSON Louisa May ``Louise'' August 18, 1931 - February 27, 2008 Lovingly
remembered by husband of 55 years, Ture (Terry); son Robert; daughter Joanne
(Paul); grandsons Bill and Rob ; brother Bob; sisters, Dorothy, Frances and
Barbara. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2:00
p.m. at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made in Louise's memory to Parkinson's
Society. Family wishes to thank One North of Evergreen House for making her
life easier.
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NEPOMUCENO Josefa. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
our mother, Josefa. She is predeceased by her loving husband Perfecto and
daughter Milagros. She is survived by her children; Emerita, Perfecto Jr.,
Adrian and Bienvenido, many other relatives and grandchildren. Visitation
service will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, March 10, 2008 at Ocean View
Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street Burnaby, B.C. Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at St. Patrick's Parish,
2881 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. Burial to follow at Ocean View Burial Park.
The family extends a warm Thank You to the Doctors and staff at the 3 Links
Care Centre.
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O'KELLY Frances Gouinlock February 17, 1909 - March 6, 2008 Passed away
peacefully in her sleep at Granite Ridge LTC Facility in Ottawa, Ontario on
March 6, 2008. Frances O'Kelly (nee McDonald) was in her 100th year. Only
daughter of the late Donald Hogarth McDonald and Frances Matilda McDonald
(nee Benson) of Winnipeg, Fort Qu'Appelle and Vancouver. Beloved wife of the
late P. E. J. (Mickey) O'Kelly. Loving mother of Patrick O'Kelly (Kim).
Devoted grandmother to Hannah (David), Brennan, and Meaghan O'Kelly . Great
Grandmother to Malcolm O'Kelly. Private family remembrance will be held. In
lieu of flowers, a donation to the SPCA in memory of her devotion to her
many cats and love of animals would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or
donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
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OFNER Lynne (nee Sheridan) August 30, 1951 - February 11, 2008 Lynne Ofner
sadly but peacefully passed away on February 11, 2008 after a very short
illness. Lynne will be sorely missed by her loving husband Gary, her mother
Catherine, her brother and sister Michael and Kelly, her brother-in-law,
Glenn, her nieces and nephews , her in-laws, Frank and Juliane, her extended
family and all of the many who knew her. Lynne was the product of very
loving parents, Desmond and Catherine, who gave her a happy and adventurous
upbringing in Vancouver. As an adult, Lynne enjoyed a rewarding, productive
and successful career in management. Lynne's true passions were her garden,
her pets, having a wee dram and dancing the night away with Gary on many a
Friday night. A private "celebration of life" will be held this spring to
celebrate Lynne and all the new flowers which made her so very, very happy.
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OH MARY March 8, 1971 to August 6, 2000 Today would have been your 37th
birthday. Words can never adequately explain how much I miss you. I think
often of your beautiful smile and wonderful laugh, and how you touched the
very depth of my soul during our time together. Although the pain of your
passing does lessen with time, my memory of you will never fade. Knowing
that we will be reunited one day gives me the strength for living without
you. I will always love you - my wife, my angel, my soul mate. - Love James
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(Memoriam)
In Memory of Ross Oliver It's now 3 years we have been apart, I hold you
close in my heart. I will be with you when God sets me free, You left
wonderful memories for me. From your loving wife Myrna
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PENNINGTON Joyce Elisabeth nee Lansdown Born November 21, 1936 Flin Flon,
Manitoba Joyce passed away peacefully on March 4th, 2008 in Vancouver after
a courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was predeceased by her
parents Cyril and Estelle Lansdown, She will be greatly missed by her "three
men" husband William, and sons Bruce (Janelle) and David. Joyce leaves
behind six grandchildren; Andrew, Christine, James, Sarah, Michael and Sean
in addition to her sister Eileen (Ken) Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce will be fondly remembered for her sense of humour, love of people and
zest for life. She enjoyed a rewarding and lengthy career at one of
Vancouver's leading law firms where she was highly respected for her
dedication and professionalism. Her family wishes to thank all the wonderful
staff of 1 South at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital for their compassion and
care. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in
Joyce's memory to Mount Saint Joseph Tapestry foundation (1 South Geriatric
Psychiatry) or the Alzheimer's Society. Joyce will live forever in our
hearts
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PHILLIPS William (Ian) passed away peacefully March 3, 2008 at VGH. Ian was
born September 3, 1927 in Sumas, Washington. He is survived by his two
sisters Dorothy and Nancy and several nieces and nephews. He will be sadly
missed by all those who knew him. A memorial service will be held at the
Salvation Army Chapel at 119 E. Cordova St., Vancouver on Tuesday, March 11
at 1:00 pm.
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PHIPPS Valerie. School-teacher in Vancouver, Kingcome Inlet, Vanderhoof, and
Fort St. James. See COLLARD notice.
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3/10/2008.


PRESTON 1933 - 2008 Linda Audrey Christine Preston was born on February 8,
1933 and passed away on March 6, 2008 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden
Hospice House. Linda will be deeply missed by her sons, Ross (Maureen), Don,
Glen (Rhianon), Wayne (Lynn), and nine grandchildren. Linda was predeceased
by her husband Ray Preston. The family would like to thank Dr. R.C. McLaren
the staff at that Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital, Overlander Residential
Care and Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House for their dedicated and
professional service. A Celebration of Linda's life will be held at 1:00pm
on Friday, March 14, 2008 at the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of
flowers a donations in the memory of Linda may be made to the Royal Inland
Hospital Foundation Cancer Services, 311 Columbia Street Kamloops BC, V2C
2T1. Kamloops Funeral Home 285 Fortune Drive 250-554-2577 Condolences may be
emailed to the family from www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
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REITZ Henrietta "Etta" of Surrey, passed away peacefully March 4, 2008 in
her 95th year. Etta was predeceased by her husband of 63 years John Maurice
in 2003 and is lovingly remembered by her family; Marietta (George) Ashton,
John (Carolyne) Reitz and Shirley (Dan) Torres, 4 grandchildren Callie,
Shaun, Kristy and Trevor, great grandchildren Alyssa, Jenna, Bailey, Layne
and Levi. She is also remembered by her sister Barbara and brother Roy,
sister-in-law Doris as well as other family members and many friends.
Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the
chapel of Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 - 72 Avenue, Surrey. If desired
donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Peace Arch Hospital
Foundation.
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ROBERTS Christina Rose (nee Slivorski) born September 16, 1920 in
Winnipegosis, Manitoba, but lived most of her life in Richmond, died in
hospital March 4, 2008. Widow of Anthony (Bob), Beloved mother of Karen and
Wayne and grandmother of Jason. Survived by brother John. She's passed over
to be reunited with sisters Annie, Elizabeth and Victoria, and mother
Veronica, and father Nicholas. Mother, you live on in our hearts. God bless.
When I am gone, release me, let me go I have so many things to see and do
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears Be happy that we had so many years
I gave you my love. You can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness
I thank you for the love you have shown But now it's time I travel alone So
grieve a while for me if you must It's only for a while that we must part So
bless the memories within your heart I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come Though you can't see or touch me,
I'll be near And if you listen with your heart you'll hear All of my love
around you soft and clear And then when you must come this way alone I'll
greet you with a smite and welcome you home. In lieu of flowers please send
donations to the VGH CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) Transition Care Program.
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ROBILLARD Mona Lynn (nee Chase) passed away on March 3 at Burnaby General
Palliative Care after a long and determined battle with cancer. She was 51.
Mona was born on March 11, 1956 in Vancouver and over the course of her life
lived in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria, working as a legal
assistant at various law firms. She returned to the Burnaby area in 2001 and
subsequently attended Capilano College, graduating in 2006. Since that time
Mona worked with the Burnaby School District. Predeceased by her parents
Mary and Frank Chase, she is survived by a brother and a sister, as well as
numerous relatives and friends. Arrangements for interment will be announced
at a later date. Special thanks to the nurses, especially Donna, and
doctors, including Dr. Baldelli, of the Burnaby General for their kindness
and care for Mona.
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ROSS Elizabeth (Betty) December 2, 1918 - February 29, 2008 Betty was born
in Aberfeldy, Scotland, only daughter of Capt. Hector Ross and Mother,
Phyllis. She was predeceased by three brothers - Wallace, John and Reyn
Ross. In later years, she and her parents moved to St. John's Newfoundland.
Betty was schooled in England. Eventually, after graduation she chose to
enter the Nursing School at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, England
and trained and nursed all through the last war years. Betty was a beautiful
lady who cared deeply for all her family here and abroad. She Nursed for
Catholic Charities and later Vancouver Children's Aid where she left a wide
circle of friends and colleagues. She will be missed terribly by her
companions of 55 years, Ruth Moore, with whom she shared many wonderful
holidays and traveled extensively in the good years. Betty will be lovingly
remembered by her sister-in-law, Marie Coffman, New Westminster, her
sister-in-law Bernie Ross in England, and her son, Lawrence; his wife
Sheila, four sons and two grandchildren; also sons, Tom and Timothy, and two
daughters. Locally, her nephew, Iain (Lennie) Ross, Nieces, Michelle, Megan
and Rachel, Sons Callum and Eric and Niece, Tina Downey at Burns Lake.
Family great-nieces, Samantha Frisk, Jennifer Downey at Burns Lake,
great-nephew Michael Downie, niece, Valerie Burrows of South Surrey and
great- nephews, Sean and Christopher Burrows. Betty will also be remembered
by four great-great- nephews and one great-great-niece. A memorial service
will be held at Church of the Holy Trinity at 15115, Roper Avenue, White
Rock, B.C. on March 12th 2008 at 2:00 p.m., The Reverend Neil Gray
officiating. We wish to thank Dr. A. Chelebak and Dr. L. Schuman for their
affection and care of Betty. Also, so many thanks to the nurses and staff at
Peace Portal Lodge for their affection and care of Betty.
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ROSS John (Jack) Edward 1916-2008 Jack died peacefully on Monday, March 3,
2008 at Richmond General Hospital. Born on January 9th,1916 in Vancouver,
BC. He attended UBC then Queens Medical School. After graduating, he
returned to BC, first to Port Alberni to begin a medical career then
Vancouver to begin a practice in Obsterics and Gynecology. Jack cared deeply
about his family. He is predeceased by his wife, Mary. He is survived by
daughters Elizabeth (Creston) and Kathryn (John) Prusakowski (Edmonton),
grandchildren Lynda (Calgary) and Ross (Ottawa); long time family friends
Stan Logan (Leslie), Heather and Bruce. Jack belonged to several
organizations, the time he spent volunteering for the local scout
organization was truly his favourite. A memorial service will take place at
Ryerson United Church on Monday, March 10 at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the
family suggests donations be made to Mary Ross Memorial Fund c/o Ryerson
United Church, 2195 W. 45 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6M 2J2 or Scouts Canada
Vancouver - Coast Region, 664 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1.
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SCHINDELL Arthur It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
Arthur Schindell on February 26, 2008. Art was born in Lodz, Poland on
September 6, 1933 to Jacob and Martha Schindell. His family emigrated to the
Vancouver area when Art was a young man and he worked for many years for
Marshall-Wells and Drexel as an inside sales associate. He was active in
Bethany Baptist Church, and enjoyed taking long walks with his loving wife
Chris. He is predeceased by his father and mother and older sister Gerda
Job, and survived by Chris and sons Gordon and his wife Shelley of Edmonton,
Jeffrey and his wife Katie and daughters Serena, Kaelyn and Marin of
Oakville, his sister Elli and her husband Klaus Dill of 100 Mile House, as
well as nieces and nephews. Art's funeral took place on March 1st at Bethany
Baptist, and he was laid to rest at Forest Lawn cemetery in Burnaby. The
family would like to encourage people to donate to the Gideons organization
in lieu of flowers.
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SELLERS Dorothy Alice Born July 6, 1918 passed away peacefully into the
presence of her Lord on February 27, 2008. Predeceased by grandsons Michael
and Gary Crampton. Lovingly remembered by son Don Richardson (Marianna),
daughter Sharon Crampton (Wayne), granddaughter Julie Collins,
great-grandchildren Jaime and Daniel Collins and extended family and good
friends. Memorial service Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 1:00 p.m. at Collingwood
Baptist Church, 4847 Joyce Street, Vancouver. No flowers by request. If
desired donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission or a charity of your
choice.
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SEMMEN Mae passed away March 4th, 2008 at age 76. She will be dearly missed
by her sister Judy Keogh (Tony), nephew Sean, dear friend Doreen Gabel,
partner Bert and many friends. No service as per her request. Her ashes will
be scattered at sea as she wished to be a world traveller.
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SHARP May "Maisie" (nee Reed) October 10, 1919 - February 26, 2008 Maisie
passed away peacefully in her sleep in North Vancouver in her 89th year. She
was a loving and devoted wife to Donald (who passed away March 24, 1997), a
loving mom to Donna (Ron), and a special nana to Kelsey. Maisie's greatest
joy in life was her family, and she was always there to lend a helping hand.
Even as her health failed her she managed to continue to do the laundry, and
was happy knowing that she was contributing as a member of our family.
Maisie also leaves behind her two good friends, Dorothy and Nancy, with whom
she had many wonderful telephone conversations. Maisie truly lived up to her
name, she was "sharp" until the end. Mom, we love you and you will truly be
missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Maisie's memory to
BC Children's Hospital Foundation. No service by request.
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3/15/2008.


SIEVENPIPER Joyce We invite you to join our family in the Celebration of
Life Memorial Service on March 19th at 11:30 a.m. for Joyce Sievenpiper.
Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V5E 2T2 Rev. G.
Scott Turnbrook 604-299-4211. Reception to Follow in Church Hall. Fond
memories of Joyce that you may wish to share are welcome.
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SKELTON James Frederick Born May 8, 1920 in North Vancouver, James Frederick
Skelton leaves an extraordinary legacy in athletics and social service. He
had a varied career in business management, including sales and advertising
for many years with B.C. Hydro and Western Indoor Tennis Club. He developed
a passion for tennis at a young age and it spanned his entire life. Jim
served for two years as the non-playing Captain of the Canadian Davis Cup
team, competed in Wimbledon's senior event, and spent decades representing
Canada in senior tennis tournaments around the world. His notable
accomplishments and dedication to the game led to his induction into the
Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame and the Pacific Northwest Tennis Hall of Fame.
A long-time member of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, Jim played
nearly every day of his life and remained a strong believer in being active
and healthy. Jim was also very involved in the Rotary Club of Richmond, and
served as President in 1982-1983. He was a mentor to those within the
organization and had heartfelt commitment to its mission of supporting local
and international projects that help people in need and promote world
understanding and peace. During World War II Jim was a Lt. Commander in the
Royal Canadian Navy, stationed in Bermuda. The leadership, comradery, and
"salty dog" terminology he learned while at sea stayed with him throughout
his life and was a big part of his strong character and charismatic
personality. Jim died in the early morning hours of March 5, 2008 of sudden
cardiac arrest, in Vancouver. He is survived by his two sons Alan and Leigh,
four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. His wife, Hazel Georgina
Skelton, to whom he was married for 49 years, predeceased him in 1992. A
memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 11 at 2:30 at the Canadian
Memorial Church & Centre for Peace on the corner of West 15th Avenue and
Burrard Street in Vancouver.
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SOMERVILLE LORNE, LEE It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing
of Lee on February 19, 2008. Born March 8, 1955 he is predeceased by his
brother, William and his father Lorne Ernest. He is survived by his mother
Euphemia Somerville (Kelowna), his sisters Sandra (Ken) Adam (Kelowna), Pat
(Charles) Foresi (Oliver), Kathy (Spencer) Stadler (Saanichton) and Tracy
(Rob) Hoefsloot (Calgary). He will be cremated and his ashes will be spread
alongside his father's.
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(Memoriam)
STONE Janice (nee Gayman) August 26th, 1948 - March 8th, 2007 In loving
memory of a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother (nana) and
niece. You are in a better place but we miss you more each day. - All the
family
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SWETS-MacFAYDEN - Tyson May 2, 1979 - March 4, 2008 It is with regret that
we announce the passing of our son, Tyson Swets-MacFayden. He leaves behind
his mother and father, Jan and Bruce, his grandmother, Irene Pollard, 12
brothers and sisters, their spouses, 20 nieces and nephews, cousins and
countless friends. A celebration of Tyson's life will be held between 1:00
and 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 3rd, at St. John's Anglican Church, 220 W. 8th
Street, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers Tyson would wish a donation made
on his behalf to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation BC, 150-6450
Roberts Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 4E1.
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VEDAN Hector Hector Peters Aby Vedan, born May 01, 1923 passed away
peacefully on Tuesday, March 04, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Hector, a
member of the Williams Lake Indian Band was born in the Clinton, British
Columbia. He attended the Cariboo Indian Residential School at St. Joseph's
Mission, worked in the Williams Lake area and played junior and senior
hockey in Clinton and Williams Lake. In 1940 at seventeen Hector enlisted in
the Canadian Army. In service with the Rocky Mountain Rangers, the
Westminster Regiment and the Royal Canadian Engineers from 1940 -1946, he
saw action in North Africa, Italy and Holland. Hector married Mary Hall in
1943 and following his discharge in1946 remained in England until 1952 where
he played professional ice hockey for teams in Brighton, Glasgow, Perth,
Belgium and Switzerland from 1947-1952. In 1952 Hector returned to Canada
with his wife Mary where they built a home in Stoney Creek, Ontario, and
raised their five children. Hector worked for the Lawson Lumber Company in
Hamilton from 1952 to1987 and then retired to live in Burnaby, British
Columbia. Retirement years were spent on a variety of golf courses, as well
as traveling to England and Europe. Hector and Mary traveled many miles in
their camper visiting children and grandchildren. Hector was predeceased by
his mother Amelia Peters, and his brother George (former Chief Williams Lake

Indian Band). Hector is survived by: his loving wife of 64 years, Mary (nee
Hall) and his children: Richard (Barbara), Bob (Shirley), Janette, Linda
(Garth), and Pauline; grandchildren: Tim (Heather), Sarah (Rio) Michael,
Jeffrey (Katrina), Sean, Nicole, Michael Wayne, and Ashley (Eric); and
great-grandchildren; Meme-Gwanse, and Jaciline and one brother/cousin, Fred
Vedan of Williams Lake. Hector's quiet yet powerful presence will remain
with love in our hearts. He will be missed. Hector's service will be held at
10:00 AM on Monday, March 10, 2008 at St. Theresa's Roman Catholic Church,
5146 Laurel (at Canada Way) Burnaby, B.C. with Father Mark officiating.
Burial will take place at the North Vancouver Cemetery, Lilloett Road, North
Vancouver. A reception will follow at the Finnish Manor Auditorium at 3460
Kalyk Avenue, Burnaby. Family and friends are also invited to attend a
Prayer Service which will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday, March 09, 2008 at St.
Theresa's Roman Catholic Church. The family wishes to express its gratitude
to Dr. Davey, the staff of Burnaby Hospital ward 2B, and to the staff of the
Finnish Manor for the compassionate care provided to Hector. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made in memory of Hector to the Finnish Canadian
Rest Home Association, 3460 Kalyk Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5G
3B2.
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3/10/2008.


(Memoriam)
PATRICIA VOULIDES July 24, 1961 - March 9, 1980 Remembrance is a golden
chain Death tries to break, but all in vain; To have, to love, and then to
part, Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart. The years may wipe out many
things. But this they wipe out never The memory of those happy days When we
were all together. Never forgotten, Love Mom, Helen, Kathy and families.
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WHYTE Gordon Wilson (Spanky) passed away March 2, 2008 at the age of 78 in
Peace Arch Hospital. Gordie was born in Vancouver August 15, 1929. He is
survived by his loving wife Kathy of 37 years, his sons Gord (Evelyn), Tom
(Pat), Jim (Louvi), and his brother Bill (Eleanor). Predeceased by his
daughter Shannon and his brother Jack. He was a loving grandpa to Matt,
Scott, Jeff, Jennifer, Sean, Mark, and David. Also survived by many nieces,
nephews, cousins and in-laws. He enjoyed numerous summers on his boat at
Pender Harbour. "Big Gord" loved to fish, golf, play his piano and the odd
game of crib. He also rarely missed a Friday playing pool with the firemen.
He started his own company, Coast Vari Temp in 1971 and along with his
partner Bob Logan established a very successful business. Gordie will be in
the happy memories of his family and his many friends. Many thanks to the
doctors and nurses in Emergency and ICU at Peace Arch Hospital for their
professionalism and support. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday,
March 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 -
28th Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be
made to "Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation-Partners in
Caring".
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WILLIS Charles (Charlie) Albert passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008 in
Vancouver, B.C. Charles was predeceased by his wife, Ellis (Sue), in 2000.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his daughter Lindy (Gary), his 2
sons Dewar (Debbie) and Scott (Wendy), his 3 grandchildren Matthew,
Kimberley and Alison, his 2 step-granddaughters Michele (Mark) and Angela
and his dear friend, Eve Auer. Charles was born and raised in Sherbrooke PQ
. He went on to Acadia University where he excelled at hockey and football.
After graduating in 1938, he joined the RCAF as Squadron Leader. He became a
POW in 1944. After the war, Charles stayed in the RCAF until retirement in
1965. After living in the eastern parts of Canada during his air force
years, he and Sue moved to BC where he began a new career in real estate
appraisal until he retired again at age 69. Charles loved to sail and to
sing in his senior's choir. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to
the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia at www.alzheimerbc.org/ A memorial
service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 27 at St. Mary's
Kerrisdale Anglican Church, 2490 W. 37th, Vancouver.
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WILSON Betty Gladys: Passed away peacefully on March 1st, 2008 in New
Westminster B.C. at the age of 81 years, following a short illness. She is
predeceased by her husband James (Jim) Wilson, and will be sadly missed by
her loving family, daughters Bette-Anne Wilson, Suzanne (Bruce) McPherson,
Tracey Leah Peacock, grandchildren Jessica, Nicole, Dean, Lani, Josh, and
great-grandchildren Tyler and Brody and her extended family and many
friends. She will be remembered by her many activities and interests,
volunteer projects, teaching, love of travel, and care for others. A
memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 15th at the
Valley View Funeral Home Chapel at 14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of
flowers, Betty Gladys would have asked that you simply be kind to one
another, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Canadian Lung
Association or the charity of your choice.
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WONG Jimmy March 10, 1935 - February 29, 2008 Jimmy passed away peacefully
the morning of February 29, 2008 at Royal Arch Masonic Home. He was
predeceased by his special partner, Marie Jow in 2003. Jimmy is survived by
his children, Darren, Della and Derrick and grandsons, Jared and Marcus. A
special thanks to the nurses and staff at Royal Arch for their care. A
private family gathering will be held at Forest Lawn following cremation. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Lung Association in his memory would be
appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/8/2008.


WOOLRIDGE Rodney Curt (Bud) It is with sadness we announce that Bud passed
away suddenly on December 27th, 2007 at the age of 83. Predeceased by his
mother and father, Muriel and Reginald (Steve), Bud was raised in Vancouver
and worked in the family business, Ridgewood Studio, as a carver and
furniture designer. Bud was a content and friendly man who loved hunting and
fishing until late in life. As a long time Dunbar resident Bud will be
missed by his family friends, his neighbourhood friends and the many friends
he made at the local shops and businesses that he frequented during his
daily walks into Kerrisdale and Dunbar. Thanks to Pat and Adrienne and a
special thanks to Liam who comforted Bud during his time of need. No service
by request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


(Memoriam)
Aldo Zanatta March 11, 1931 - March 8, 2007 A year has passed and we are
eternally hollow without you. You were our hero, we will always miss your
true strength and wisdom and unconditional love. Forever missing you; your
loving wife Flavia, sons, daughter and your beloved grandson
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.


ZICCARDO Giuseppe In loving memory of a caring husband, father, and Nonno,
Giuseppe Ziccardo who passed away on March 6 at the age of 93. He is
predeceased by his brothers Filiberto and Michele and his sister Rina.
Giuseppe is survived by his loving family, wife of 57 years, Elisabetta,
children; Antonio (Anna), Maria (Joe), Mike, Deanna (Don), Gianfranco,
grandchildren; Carmine, Elisabeth, Michelle, Nicolina (Mark), Giuseppe,
Travis, Jacquelin, Shawna, 3 sisters in Italy and many other relatives and
friends. Special thanks to Maria and to the staff in section 2B at Burnaby
Hospital for their care and attention. Visitation will be held on Sunday,
March 9, 2008 from 3 - 5 p.m. at Bell and Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276
Hastings Street, Burnaby, where the Funeral Service will be held on Monday,
March 10 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at the Abbey Mausoleum, Ocean
View Burial Park, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
BC Cancer Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/8/2008.


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