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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; August 31, 2008
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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; August 31, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 8/31/2008
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AMARAL Jose Pacheco Born in S. Miguel, (Azores) passed away peacefully on
August 27, 2008 in Burnaby, B.C. at the age of 78. He will be sadly missed
by his wife Leopoldina, daughter Margaret, son Joseph (Tonia), three
grandchildren Natalie, Mikaela, Fernando, and many family and friends in
Canada and USA. Prayers will be said 10:00 am Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 1423 E. 13th Ave., Vancouver. Follow by Mass of
Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Rev. Antonio Deangelis celebrant. Interment to
follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/29/2008 -
8/31/2008


(Memoriam)
Dora Amoroso Wonderful memories woven in gold. These are the treasures we
tenderly hold. Deep in our heart mom's memory is kept. To love, to cherish
and never forget. - Missing you; husband Mike, Elida and family, Danny and
family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/31/2008


BELL Rachael Annie Passed into the presence of her Lord on Wednesday, August
27, 2008. Rachael was born in Tarbrax, Scotland in 1913 and came to
Vancouver in 1957. She is survived by two nieces Jean (Jim) Gillick and
Elizabeth (John) Wylie, and their families in Scotland; two nieces Elizabeth
(Bendt) Elkjar in Penticton and Raye (Ian) MacRitchie in Burnaby/Hope, and
their families. Many thanks to Dr. Samoil and the entire staff at Zion Park
Manor in Cloverdale for their care and compassion during the last 31/2
years. Graveside service at Langley Lawn Cemetery, 208th St. & 44th Ave.,
Thursday, September 4 at 11:00 a.m. Refreshments following at Langley Gospel
Hall, 4775 221st St. If desired, in lieu of flowers, friends may make a
donation to Gideons International in Rachael's memory or to the charity of
their choice. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-662-7700
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/31/2008 - 9/2/2008


Dr. Robin Bell-Irving January 23rd, 1924 - August 28th, 2008 "Well done, my
good and faithful servant!" It is with sadness, but great respect, we
announce the passing, after a long illness, of Dr. Robin Watson Bell-Irving,
MD, FRCP(C), FACP. Robin, born in Vancouver, raised in Vancouver, Powell
River, and West Vancouver back at the time, when the North Shore was only
accessible by a ferry, to "travel" to Vancouver! Robin had a passion for
learning, and was throughout his life, a dedicated humanitarian. Dr.
Bell-Irving practiced Medicine as an internal medicine specialist, and adult
family medicine. Geriatrics was his passion. Indeed, he was a pioneer in the
practice of Hospital and community Geriatric Medicine on the North Shore.
Dr. Bell-Irving was the first specialist in medicine on the North Shore,
when he arrived after graduation from Toronto University in Medicine 1946,
Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal 1949, and The Toronto General and
Sunnybrook Hospitals 1950 - 1951. Originally known, as the North Vancouver
General Hospital; Dr. Carsen Graham was the chief of staff at the time, and
there was one surgeon, Dr. Bill Arbor, and 40 family doctors on staff. Dr
Bell-Irving was key to the successful negotiation and community effort, to
build today's Lions Gate Hospital. He was Chief of the Medical Staff, when
the new "Lions Gate Hospital," was opened in 1961. He practiced for 42 years
as a physician on the North Shore, and was instrumental, in initiating the
Rehabilitation Units, the Evergreen Extended Care Facility (the first such
unit attached to a hospital in BC) of which, he was Medical Director for 22
years; and in partnership with Dr. Werner Bolt, the wonderful Palliative
Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital. He helped to found the Ethics Committee,
and served on the Student Intern Committee, to teach new doctors in training
, since its inception. He acted for 8 years, as the head of the Education
Committee of the BCMA, and represented BC, on the Canadian Medical
Association Education Committee for 5 years. He was a longtime member of the
Northwest Pacific Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bell-Irving also served
his community. He acted as the consulting doctor to the V.O.N. for 20 years,
until it was absorbed by the BC Government. He served on the Medical
Advisory Board to the Canadian Arthritic and Rheumatic Society BC branch,
for some 10 years; the Red Cross Society West Vancouver Branch, the Kiwanis
West Vancouver Service Club, and on the Board of the West Vancouver United
Church for three years. Robin was a very active member of the Capilano Golf
& Country Club, and the Probis Club North Shore Vancouver. Survived by
brother D.H. "Harry" Bell-Irving (Theo), Robin and his wife Norma (nee Sim),
married 57 years; have five children, Robert (Janice), Dr. Kathy Bell-Irving
(Dr. David Vass), Jeannie, John (Jane Kennedy), and Barbara. Robin and
Norma, are proud of their nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A
great husband, father and family man, Dad will be missed by all. The family
is very grateful, for the skilled and compassionate nursing care, provided
by the Home Care Community Nursing Team, the West Van Fire Department for
the night time visits to help, and the Ambulance services. Also for the care
provided by the Lions Gate Hospital Emergency Department Team, the Fourth
Floor staff, and ultimately by the Palliative Care Unit. We're very grateful
to family physician Dr. Mike Knight; also, Dr. Peter Graff, Dr. Nick
Hariton, Dr. ONeil and Dr. Paul Sugar were instrumental in helping with
Robin's health and quality of life these past few years. Dr. Bell-Irving
always had a very high regard for his colleagues; and indeed, all the entire
Staff at Lions Gate, whom he regarded, as a very special Team. Funeral
Service: West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt, West Vancouver, 2:00
PM, Friday, September 5, 2008. Reception to follow. Donations: In lieu of
flowers, donations can be sent to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation &
Hospice Program. For those wishing to share a memory of Robin, please go to
www.mem.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 - 9/1/2008


BREMER Mary Agnes Mary passed away peacefully on Thursday. August 28, 2008
after a long and extremely happy life. She is predeceased by her loving
husband of 66 years, Carl Bremer, her brother Leyton and her sister
Margaret. Mary will be dearly missed by her daughters Daphne Gardiner and
Judy Hanson, their husbands Barrie and Lorne, her grandchildren Vince,
Rhonda, Carolyn, Cheryl and Cheri, and great-granddaughters Krista, Chelsey,
Amy and Kayla. Mary was born on June 25, 1914 in a rural area outside
Biggar, Saskatchewan. She completed some of her schooling in Toronto, but
eventually returned to Saskatchewan with her family. She met Carl at a dance
in Monarch and they were married on April 15, 1940 in Saskatoon's
Bessborough Hotel. The couple began farming outside of Perdue, where they
raised their two daughters and enjoyed the tight-knit local community. In
1969, Carl and Mary retired and moved to Ocean Park, BC. They spent many
happy years traveling overseas and around the Pacific Coast, and were active
members of several local RV and community service groups. Known for her
knitting, crocheting, crafts, cooking and numerous creative talents, Mary
was always busy making something wonderful. She loved to spend time with her
family and was happiest when everyone was gathered for dinners and special
occasions. Mary was kind, gentle, quick-witted and a pillar of strength and
love for everyone around her. We would like to thank the nurses and care
staff of the Dr. Al Hogg (Finlay One) Pavilion at Peace Arch Hospital for
their excellent care and friendship over the years. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to resident care at the Peace Arch Hospital's Dr. Al
Hogg Pavilion. A celebration of Mary's life will take place on Tuesday,
September 2, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. at the Victory-Chapel Hill Funeral Centre,
14831 28th Avenue, South Surrey, 604-536-6522.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/31/2008


BROWN Sophy Leokowia Passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on
August 28, 2008 at 61 years of age. Survived by husband Roger; son Jason and
wife Tara; grandson Jackson; sister Helen Kormilo and husband Stephen and
their son Sean. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on September 2,
2008 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the Crossroads Hospice (who provided
outstanding care during Sophy's last days).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/31/2008


BUCHANAN - Carol Ann (nee Crowell) August 5, 1947 - August 20, 2008 15
days beyond her 61st birthday Carol disembarked from her life's journey
which fortunately had an extensive and very interesting itinerary. She did
however have to endure a short but valiant battle fighting the effects of an
aggressive metastatic cancer. Born in Vancouver, raised, educated, married
and lived in the lower mainland of BC. She was predeceased by her parents,
Searle and Rose Crowell. She is survived by her life soul mate and husband
Don, sister Brenda (Terry), Aunts Enid and Ethel and Uncle Jim.
Brothers-in-law, Jim (Alice), Robert (Betty) and family. Sister-in-law,
Betty. Nieces, Tara (Luca), Kimberly (Graham), Sharon (Cam), Jillian
(Jamie), Aubrey. Nephews, Daniel (Steve), Michael (Carol), John (Shanni),
Billy, Brian (Wendy), Michael. Great-niece Tiffany, Great-nephews Cristian,
Matteo, Liam,Geordie,Tony, Eric and Alex. Many cousins and relations in
Canada, England, Scotland, New Zealand, USA and Italy . Extended family
members in the Easto, Crowell, Gibson, Attridge, Campagna, Thwaites,
Gallagher and Buchanan Clans. Life long and family friends Sharon, Tom and
family, Joanne and family, Alan, and Kelli, Linda and Terry and family. Fond
memories of Carol will be recalled by her many friends and business
associates at Freybe Gourmet Foods and Imrie Print. Carol very much enjoyed
her life filled with family and friends at gatherings which she providing
either the Burnaby Mountain home as the venue for hosting special events and
functions or in recent years at Birch Bay. Travel experiences were always on
the top of her priority list and she traveled extensively making sure to
always mix in pleasure even on the many business trips. She gained personal
satisfaction with her three separate and diverse career paths in the
Insurance (Travellers), Air Transport / Hotels (CPAir/CP Hotels), and Food
Processing (Freybe Gourmet Foods) Industries. A Memorial Celebration and
Tribute to Carol, officiated by her cousin Ken and Diane Robinson, will take
place at 12:30 PM afternoon, September 27, 2008 in The Diamond Alumni
Centre, 8888 University Drive East, North Side of SFU Campus. Complimentary
parking Lot C. Driving Directions www.sfu.ca/dac/contact/finddac.html A
special thank you to Carol's primary medical care providersÇDr. Karen
Wardill Family Physician , Dr. Wendy Lam and associates Grace, Ranjit,
Burnaby Cancer Centre and Rena, Burnaby office, Dr. Siegfried Erb and
associate Margaret Vancouver Cancer Centre, Dr. George Sing Burnaby Hospital
and associate Jean, Burnaby office, Dr. Keith Eaton and associate Shari
Jacobs, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and all the Vancouver and Burnaby
Hospital associates that provided outstanding support to Carol. The
residents of Weatherfield, living on Coronation Street, will miss Carol
watching as their lives unfolded each evening.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/29/2008 -
8/31/2008


BURNS Joseph V. It is with deepest sadness we announce the unexpected
passing of Joseph V. Burns of Surrey, B.C. on August 22nd, 2008 at the age
of 47. Joe was born in Vancouver November 15, 1960. Joe is survived and
lovingly remembered by his wife Diane and sons Ryan, Taylor and Mitchell.
Also left to mourn are his parents, Jack and Mary Burns and in-laws John and
Marlene Hyland. Brothers and sisters: John (Helen), Ken, MaryAnn (Mike),
Robert (Janice), Clare (Mike), Michael, Rose (Wim), Rick (Kim), Christine
(Jeff), Shawna (Brett), Kristen (Doug), Mark, many nieces, nephews and
friends. Joe was proud to be part of Whalley Little League and its family.
As a coach of the Canadian team he was honored to take his 12 and 14 year
old boys to the World Series. He will be remembered for his unending love of
baseball and his gift of coaching his kids. He was always heard saying,
"It's all about the kids". There was always laughter surrounding him. He
will never be forgotten and will be forever greatly missed. Prayers will be
held on Tuesday, September 2nd, 8:00 p.m. and the funeral mass will be
celebrated Wednesday, September 3rd at 10:30 a.m. both at St Matthew's
Catholic Church 16079 88th Ave., Surrey. The reception will be at 12:00
noon, Wednesday, September 3rd at Victory Christian Centre Surrey, 6788
152nd, Surrey. In lieu of flowers and in recognition of Joe's dedication,
passion and commitment to youth baseball we ask that donations can be made
at any TD Canada Trust location, Branch #0175, Account # 6343571. Joe, we
know you'll knock it out of the park in the big leagues of heaven. Fraser
Heights 604-589-2559
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/28/2008 -
8/31/2008


COOPER Alexander James (Sandy) Sandy passed away peacefully at Langley
Memorial Hospital at the age of 82. He leaves behind, Nadeane, his wife of
59 years and his daughters Barbara (Keith) and Sheila (Paul), 5
grandchildren Jason (Lindsay), Tara (Clint), Adam (Sheila), Nicole (Keith)
and Tristan (Amanda). He also leaves 5 great-grandchildren, Brody, Delia,
Jaymes, Christina and Meagan, his sisters Jean, Mary (Malcolm) and brother
Bob (Carolyn). There will be no service by Sandy's request. In lieu of
flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Please
remember our husband, dad and gramps as the best there was. "Love ya"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/31/2008


COWLEY Hilda Charnock It is with sadness we announce the passing of our dear
mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother on Monday, August
25th at Rosewood Extended Care Facility. A Graveside Service will be held on
Friday, September 5th at 11 am. Lunch will follow, at noon, at Newlands
Restaurant, Langley. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/31/2008


COYLE Dwight L. Died suddenly in Royal Columbia Hospital after complications
incurred during a brief bout of cancer on August 25th, 2008, a week after
his 63rd birthday. His loss is deeply mourned by his wife Carole and sister
Barbara. Dwight leaves behind his step mother Eileen, niece and nephew
Carling and Brandon Marshall and many, many friends. Dwight was well known
for his zest for life, his sense of humour and his love of the ocean and the
outdoors. An avid sports fan and fisherman, Dwight played hockey all his
life, taking up golf in the latter years. At his request there will be no
funeral, but a celebration of his life will be held at the Elks Club at
301 - 681 Columbia St. in New Westminster (entrance at the rear off
Clarkson) on Sunday, September 7th from 1:00 to 4:00.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 - 9/1/2008


DAGGITT Sharon Patricia It is with great sadness that we announce that after
a courageous battle with cancer Sharon Patricia Daggitt passed away
peacefully at the age of 69 surrounded by her family. She will be greatly
missed and always remembered by her husband of 50 years, Rae; daughters
Tammy (Danny), Shelley (Michael); son Randy (Carol); grandchildren Tanya
(Marlon), Shayne, Kristen (Chris), Dustin, Shelby, Hailey, Hayden and
Spencer; great-grandchildren Chase, Ryder and Taylor. Sharon's greatest
pride and joy in life was spending time with her husband, children,
grandchildren and friends. She enjoyed travelling, history, having coffee
with her friends and family, going for walks, kayaking, swimming, playing
cards, a good movie and volunteering. Sharon's gentle nature, positive
attitude and outlook on life was an inspiration to us all. Thank you to
everyone who shared and was part of Sharon's life. A celebration of Sharon's
life will be held in Quesnel at the Seniors Center, 461 Carson Avenue,
Quesnel, B.C. V2J 2B2 on Friday, September 5th, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be madein Sharon's name to the BC Cancer
Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/31/2008


FONT Maria Asunción (nee Planás) It is with profound sorrow that we announce
our mother's death on August 20th, 2008 while undergoing curative surgery at
the Heart Institute of Ottawa. She was predeceased by her devoted husband of
53 years, José Maria (+2007), and her adoring daughter Martita (+2007). Our
mother will be forever loved and honoured by her daughters Maria, Carmen,
Ana Maria and Isabel and her son José. She will be remembered as an
extraordinary and gracious lady with an amazing spirit and radiant smile by
all her friends, many relatives in Spain, and especially by her dear sister
Montserrat in Barcelona, Spain and her youngest sister Ana Mary in Buenos
Aires, Argentina. She was born on April 6th, 1931 in Barcelona, Spain and
attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart that was originally established in
Spain with her family's support in the 19th century, principally by Blessed
Dorotea de Chopitea. She wed José Maria after a five-year courtship in 1954
and moved to Vancouver on August 20th, 1955. They subsequently founded
Fontile Corporation and worked together until his retirement. Our mother had
an ardent faith with a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. She had a remarkable and unwavering dedication to her
family and embraced life with an exuberance, vitality and generosity of
heart that she imparted to all. Prayers will be held on Friday, September
5th, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1430 West
38th Avenue, Vancouver where the Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday,
September 6th, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Gardens of
Gethsemani. In appreciation, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to The
Religious of the Sacred Heart or the BC Pulmonary Hypertension Society.
Condolences and tributes may be offered to the family at www.kearneyfs.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 -
8/31/2008


GARDINER Euphemia (Phemia) Forsyth Passed away peacefully on August 26, 2008
in Vancouver at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her sisters Jean and
Edna and brother Jack of Regina and is survived by her loving sister
Margaret Weston in Vancouver and sister-in-law Joyce Gardiner in Kelowna.
She will always be in the hearts of her numerous nephews, nieces, grand
nephews and nieces and great grand nephews and nieces and the many friends
who will all miss her very much. Phemia was raised in Saskatchewan and
served in the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WREN's) during WWII. She
then began a long career as a medical secretary for Dr. A. K. Matheson in
Vancouver and retired from G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Center. Cremation. No
service by request. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC would
be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 -
8/31/2008


GESCHKE Phyllis Marie (nee Prefontaine) Phyllis was born 18th September 1917
in Mayberry, SK. She left us 17 August 2008 in Langley, BC. She was
predeceased by her husband Paul. During their 55 years of marriage, they
raised 4 children, Pauline (Warren), Philip (Bev), Paula, Paul Jr. "Smokey"
(Margaret). She was grandmother to 9 children, Todd, Angela, Brad, Julia,
Michael, Michelle, Patrick (predeceased), Dean and Richard. She also had 10
great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was loved by family
and friends from coast to coast. Phyllis will be remembered for her gentle
soul and giving heart. A celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 a.m.
on the 18th of September at Henderson's Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy.,
Langley. In lieu of flowers, donations to any animal protection agency will
be appreciated. "A great library has closed"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/31/2008


HAMILTON ALEXANDER DEANBorn in New Denver, March 29, 1935 whilst his parents
were briefly stationed there; died August 26, 2008 in Penticton during a
vacation. Alex was predeceased by his first wife, Dian; his parents Jean and
Ron (Eileen Elliot). Alex is survived by his daughters, Cynthia (Brian
McKay); Leslie (Terry Marciniak); son Sacha and Sacha's mother, Jacqueline;
brother Bruce (Cheryl). He is also survived by 5 grandchildren - Amberly,
Stephanie, Myles, Kara and Lidia as well as many other relatives and
friends. A celebration of Alex's life will be held Sunday, September 7, 2008
at 11:00 a.m. at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. In
lieu of flowers, donations to help fight pancreatic cancer can be made at
the BC Cancer Foundation website by searching on Alex's name or by clicking
on the link at www.seakat.ca .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/31/2008 - 9/2/2008


HARDY Margaret Elaine (nee Steele) Born May 1, 1941, Elaine lost her battle
with cancer on August 27, 2008. I have lost my wife (of 39 years), best
friend, fishing partner, travelling companion and stabilizing influence on
my somewhat right wing social and political demeanour. Survived by her
husband Brian of Port Alberni; a brother Wallace (Rosemary) Steele and their
daughter Caroline of Ballymony, N. Ireland. I have been told Caroline is
just devastated by the passing of her Aunt Elaine. Elaine will be missed by
my son Lance (Calgary) and my daughter Charlene (David) of Edmonton. Both my
son and daughter are from a previous marriage. Elaine was close to five
grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter: Jacob (Candice)
Hardy of Calgary, Brian Hardy of Edmonton, Colin Hardy of Calgary, Jonathon
and Jessie Wiliams, Coral Williams and great-granddaughter Emily, all of
Edmonton. Elaine emigrated to Canada in 1966 as a recent Physiotherapist
Graduate to a Hamilton, Ont area hospital. In 1968 Elaine accepted a Physio
opening at the Langely Memorial Hospital. It was in Langely where I was
fortunate to meet Elaine. We were married in 1969 and in 1973 moved to Port
Alberni. Elaine retired from the West Coast General in 1996 as manager of
Physical Medicine. We spent our summers fishing when ever we could get away
on our boat "Easy Runner", usually out of Poett Nook Marina. Elaine and I
were fortunate to have had at least four years to reside in California
during the winter before this dreadful disease struck her down. Elaine will
be missed by many people who knew her from the Island, lower mainland and
across many provinces and United States. A celebration of life for Elaine
will be held at the Alberni Valley United Church, 3747 Church St. on
Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 1:00 pm. Rev. Anna Constantin residing.
There will be a Tea following the service. Flowers gratefully declined.
Donations in Elaine's memory to your charity of choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 -
8/31/2008


HAYWARD Crawford Frank October 6, 1933 - August 25, 2008 Frank was born in
Port Union, Trinity Bay, Nfld and passed away in the Juniper Wing of the AJ
Stewart Pavilion at Mission Memorial hospital. His wife of 50 years, Shirley
and daughters Cathy Draayers and Debbie Hayward were at his side. Also
survived by grandson Mark Draayers, sisters Geraldine, Phyllis and Zeta,
brother Wayne, and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to nephew Carl
Winsor and the exceptional staff of the AJ Stewart Pavilion. No service by
request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/29/2008 -
8/31/2008


(Memoriam)
ERIN LEIGH ANNE HIGGINS August 31, 1966 - October 17, 2000 HAPPY BIRTHDAY
ERIN! We all miss and love you so much, and still can't believe you are not
here to celebrate your birthday. Love Mom, family and friends
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/31/2008


HUBNER Laura Agnete (Nita) Monrad (June 16, 1927 - August 23, 2008) Born in
Kolstrup, Denmark, Nita set out as a newlywed for a life of adventure in
Canada with her husband Leo in 1952 - a partnership that was to last 56
years. Nita became an elementary school teacher, a calling she loved, and
particularly enjoyed teaching music until the age of 65. In retirement
Nita's favourite pastime was cruising the world with her husband, and she
was also an active member of the West Vancouver United Church women's
auxiliary. Nita passed away peacefully in her home with her family by her
side and will be deeply missed as a very loving and caring wife, mother and
grandmother by her husband Leo, daughter Anne, son David (Allison), and
grandchildren Karyn, Tobin and Amelia. Nita's warmth will also be remembered
by her many other family members and friends in Canada, Denmark and around
the world. A memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday,
September 6th at 12:00 at the West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt
Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association
or your favourite charity would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 -
8/31/2008


IRVINE Elizabeth Late of New Westminster, passed away August 28, 2008. Born
in Bethune, Saskatchewan on January 14, 1920. Survived by husband James,
sons Perry (Joan) and Dave (Colleen), four grandchildren, Krista (Rob),
Mark, Christopher (Danielle) and Jonathon (Cara) and two
great-granddaughters, Samantha and Cassidy. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the CNIB in Elizabeth's name. A Memorial Service will be held
Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 2:00 pm in St. Barnabas Anglican Church, New
Westminster, BC Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 - 9/1/2008


JANG Lisa F.We sadly announce Lisa's passing on July 27, 2008, at age 40,
from complications from a life-long illness. Predeceased by her father
Terry, Auntie Judy and close friend Bob. Survived by her mother Naomi and
stepfather Bob, 1 aunt, uncles, and cousins. Lisa was a wonderful spirit
whose zest for life, vibrant personality and mischievous grin brought a
delightful sparkle to everyone she met. She was often hilarious, had tons of
'spunk', loved drawing, singing and all things purple. We would like to
thank the many devoted staff she had over the years, at both her Group Homes
and her Group Home Association. A special thanks to Dr. T. Hurwitz for 20
years of excellent care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Developmental
Disabilities Association, B.C., or Tuberous Sclerosis Canada. No Memorial
service.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 -
8/31/2008


JESSIMAN Bruce Brown March 7, 1926 - August 18, 2008 West Vancouver, B.C. It
is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bruce Brown Jessiman
of West Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 82, after a courageous battle with
cancer. Bruce was a loving husband to Bette, his wife of 60 years and
devoted father to Kendall Jessiman, Maureen Flynn, Debbie Dunn, Elizabeth,
(Maurice) Jessiman-Phair, Andrew (Shari) Jessiman, Margaret (Robert) Folk,
and daughter-in-law, Valerie Jessiman. Bruce was proud of and always enjoyed
time spent with his nine grandchildren, Daniel, Nicole, Jessica, Kate,
Meghan, Sean, Christopher, Sara and Lauren and four great-grandchildren,
Anika, Noah, Jacob, and Jordan. Bruce is also survived by his sister, Betty
Jones of Enderby, B.C, and his extended family. Bruce was predeceased by his
parents, William and Jessie Jessiman. Bruce was born and raised in
Vancouver. During World War II he served in the Navy, doing convoy duty
crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Upon returning home, he embarked on his life
long career in the furniture industry, joining his father operating and
managing Monarch Furniture Co. Ltd. In 1947 he met Bette Calder. They fell
in love, married and together raised their six children on the North Shore.
Building and renovating houses was one of Bruce's many talents. After
retirement, Bruce and Bette moved to the Okanagan Valley where he continued
to enjoy visits with his family, along with skiing, boating, and playing
golf. Another favourite activity was sitting on his deck enjoying the lake
view while sipping a good scotch. Bruce will be deeply missed and forever in
our hearts. The family wishes to thank Dr. Maureen Conly, Dr. Paul Klimo,
and Dr. Michael McKenzie for their care and support. They also wish to thank
the staff of Inglewood Care Centre for their compassion and kindness to
Bruce. At Bruce's request there will be no formal funeral service. The
family will join together in a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made in Bruce's memory to the North Shore Hospice Society.
You left us treasured memories, your love is still our guide, And though we
cannot see you, you are always at our side.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/30/2008 -
8/31/2008


JOHNSTON Harold Norman March 1, 1926 - August 27, 2008 Passed away on
Quesnel Lake, his heaven on earth. Surivived by his wife Marion, daughters
Heather and Brenda, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 7 brothers and
sisters and Bear. Open house will be held Wednesday, September 3, 1:00 -
4:00 p.m. at 5426 Clinton Street, Burnaby. Ashes to be laid at a later date
at Quesnel Lake. In lieu of flowers any donation can be made to the QNR
Society c/o P.O. BOX 4069, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2V2.
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(Memoriam)
James Kemp December 20, 1930 - September 1, 2003 Forever loved...Forever
missed
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8/31/2008


KIYON Stan November 11, 1942 - August 27, 2008 Stan passed away peacefully
on August 27, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be greatly
missed by his wife of 46 years, Joyce, his son Glenn and his daughter
Bonnie. A celebration of life will be held at Sunrise Golf Centre, 5640 -
188 St. Surrey, BC on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm. You are
invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family's online
Memorial Register at: www.personalalternative.com . In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to Langley Hospice. Personal Alternative Funeral
Services 604.857.5779
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KOLODYCHUK Tony 1924 - 2008 Passed away peacefully with his wife Grace and
family by his side at SMH on August 26, 2008 at the age of 84. Service to be
held on September 2, 2008 at St. Matthew's Church, 16079 88th Ave., Surrey.
Viewing 10 -11am, service at 11am, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donation to the Alzheimer's Society.
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8/31/2008


LAMPLUGH Dr. Charles MannBorn in Bridlington England on December 8, 1935 -
Died August 21, 2008 in Vancouver BC. Dr. Lamplugh graduated in Medicine
from St. Andrews University, Dundee Scotland in 1961. He practiced in
England for 4 years until he and his family immigrated to Canada in 1965.
Charles was in general practice in Pickering and Whitby, Ontario until 1969
when he and the family moved to Victoria where he had a family practice
until 1992. At that time he joined WorkSafe BC as a Medical Advisor, working
in the Richmond and Coquitlam offices until his retirement in 2004. Charles
leaves to mourn his wife and soulmate Diane; daughter Fiona of Victoria; son
Ian, his wife Sandra and granddaughter Iandra of Victoria; cousin Barbara
Wallace and her husband Malcolm of Sidmouth, Devon, England. The family
would like to express special thanks to Dr. John Robinson, Dr. Maria Geizer
and Dr. Gustavo Carvalho; Allan, Jasmine and Lori with Vancouver Coastal
Health; Yolanda, Judy and Jan with the Alzheimer Society of BC for all their
wonderful care and support. The amazing staff at the Finnish Canadian Home
who brought us into their family and gave Charles the best care and so much
love to both of us. We could not have been in a more perfect place for the
end of the journey and all of my friends and family who have been by my side
where I never felt alone. A private celebration of Charles' life will be
held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Finnish Canadian
Home or the Alzheimer's Society of BC, would be appreciated. Kearney Funeral
Services 604-736-0268
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LUU Don Darren January 6, 1922 - August 14, 2008 Darren passed away
peacefully at age 86 at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody, BC. He dearly
missed his beloved wife of 55 years, Carilyne, who predeceased him in July
2006. Darren is greatly missed by his children Diane (Seann), Rande (Evonne)
and Rae and his grandchildren Kory, Jodie, Garett, Kevan, Eroca, Karey,
Saacha and niece Moneca. He is also survived by his sisters Anne, Mary,
Edith and Marguerite and brothers Archie and Hugh. Darren was born in Anyox
BC and lived a full and interesting life. He had a passion for airplanes
which became one of his careers as a civil aviation aircraft maintenance
engineer for Canadian Pacific. He owned a Tiger Moth plane and was a long
time member of the Aviation Club. Once married he opened a tool business in
1952, Norburn Tools, which became Magnem Engine Service Ltd. There will be a
private family inurnment on September 17, 2008 at 1:00p.m. Afterwards
family, friends and past customers are invited to a gathering at 2:00 p.m.
at the Executive Inn at 4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby (by Tim Hortons) to share
memories of Darren's life.
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8/31/2008


RODERICK WRAY MACDONALD, LLB Passed away peacefully in West Vancouver on
August 21, 2008 in the presence of his beloved family, including
sister-in-law Blanche. Born in Victoria on August 4, 1921, Rod grew up in
Ottawa. During WWII he served as Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF from 1942 to
1945, flying 63 missions and receiving numerous medals, including the
Distinguished Flying Cross. Rod graduated from UBC with a Bachelors of Law
in 1950 and went on to practise in Vancouver for over 50 years. He was
president of the UBC Alumni in1966, received the Transportation Lawyers
Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and held an Honorary Life Membership
in the British Columbia Transportation Association. Rod was also an Elder at
University Hill Church and a director of many organizations, including
Central City Mission. Rod and his wife Doreen travelled extensively, but
paradise for them was always their summer home on Bowyer Island. The family
wishes to express deepest gratitude to all friends and loved ones, with
special thanks to the caregivers and staff at Inglewood Care Centre and Dr.
Dana Haaf. Rod is predeceased by his brothers Colin and Malcolm and his son
Rod. He is survived by his devoted wife Doreen; sister Jean (Murray);
brother Alan (Pat); children Leslie, Sherry, Vicky (Charlie), Teresa, Dean
(Susan); grandchildren Sandy (Mark), Rod (Nadine), Cam, Jeff, Julia, Andrea,
Jeffrey, Sean, Keith, Graeme, Robin, Liam; great-grandchildren Nicole,
Paige, Mackenzie; and by many loving nieces and nephews. A service to
commemorate Rod's life will be held at the North Vancouver Alliance Church,
201 23 Street E., North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 3E4 on September 3, 2008 at 2:00
pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made to the
UBC Alumni Association.
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8/31/2008


(Memoriam)
MAH Henry March 26, 1958 - August 30, 2002 Never forgotten, lovingly
remembered and missed by Mom, Mary, family, friends and colleagues.
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8/31/2008


McCurdy-Paton - Sandra Anne It is with great sadness we announce the passing
of Sandra McCurdy-Paton. She was predeceased by her eldest son Randy Thoburn
in 1978 and her parents Anne and Edward (Bud) McCurdy. Sandra is survived by
her loving husband Roy Paton of Nanaimo, son Graham Thoburn, daughter in law
Kelly Greening-Thoburn, two beautiful grandsons Lucas and Cole, and many,
many dear friends and relatives. A special thank you to Sandy Thomson, and
also to the staff at Driving Miss Daisy and Duke especially Howard, Tim,
Debra, and Nicole. A big heartfelt thank you to the staff at Nanaimo Seniors
Village, and Dr. Glew for all you did, the guidance, and love. Sandra was
born July 14, 1938 in Moose Jaw, SK and passed away August 26, 2008 in
Nanaimo, BC. She was proud to be a part of the Nanaimo Pro Business and the
Betty Tufts School of Dance in Vancouver. Memorial Service will be held at
2:00pm, Saturday, August 30, 2008 at The Orchard, 76 9858 -151st Street,
Surrey, BC. For those so desiring, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory
of Sandra may be made to the Parker Children's Fund, TD Canada Trust Branch:
8063, Account Number: 6384337 Billie Long (Trustee), Box 2441, Strathmore,
AB, T1P 1K3.
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8/31/2008


McDONALD - Grant It is with deep sadness we announce that ` Papa' passed
away on August 2, 2008 with his children by his side. He was 86 years old.
Dad was predeceased by Mom just 1 1/2 years ago. Dad is lovingly remembered
by his daughter Trish `sweet' (Carl) and son Terry (Joyce), grandchildren
Michelle, Brian, Stephanie, Vanessa and Brittany, sister-in-law Verna and
nephew John. Dad lived a wonderful, meaningful, happy life! As a young man
he joined the R.C.A.F. and served in London in World War II. He returned to
Vancouver and in 1947 he married Mom. During this time he attended U.B.C.
and graduated with his degree in Electrical Engineering. He spent 28 years
working for Telus, followed by another 28 years of happy Retirement. Mom and
Dad's passion was camping and sightseeing. During their Retirement years
they had numerous trips in their R.V. to California and Arizona. In later
years Mom and Dad found their favorite spot at Harrison Lake and had many
wonderful holidays there. After Mom's passing Dad spent 6 memorable years at
Parkwood Manor in Coquitlam. There he formed many wonderful, warm
friendships. Dad often told us that his greatest joy and blessing was his
family. He loved all the family occasions, backyard barbecues, laughter,
spirited conversation about any topic and always a good joke! Papa held a
special place in his heart for his grandchildren. Over the years a precious
bond grew between them, their times together were priceless. We will always
remember and cherish Dad's warmth, enthusiasm and encouragement. You were
the best Dad and Papa. We will love and miss you forever. (Private family `
Celebration of Life' to take place).
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8/31/2008


McDOWELL - Shaun Thomas Passed away August 17, 2008. Survived by his loving
wife, Vicki, sons, Shaun and Tim, daughters Lilian and Glory Ann, as well as
8 grandchildren, 9 siblings, and many more family and friends. He will
always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour. He will be greatly
missed.
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8/31/2008


MORRISON James Sutherland (1916 - 2008) Passed away peacefully on August 19,
2008. Predeceased by his beloved wife Marjorie, sister Ishbel and brother
Colin. Survived by his loving family - daughter Patty (Doug), son Jim
(Wendy), grandchildren Heather and Christina and brother Don. Jim will
always be remembered for his wonderful piano playing, beautiful artwork,
involvement with horses and his love of life. He will be dearly missed. Our
thanks to all the staff at Baillie House for their kindness and caring. A
Memorial Tea will take place from 1-3 PM on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at
St. Andrew's Heritage Church Hall (22289 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge) to
celebrate Jim's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your
favourite charity.Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
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8/31/2008


NIELSEN Peter June 29, 1956 - August 25, 2008 It is with great sadness that
we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, son and
friend, Peter Walker Nielsen. Survived by his wife Gail, daughter Jaime
(Josh), son Mitch, and faithful companions Mack and Jack. Also survived by
his father Allan F. "Sam", brother Allan, and sisters Susan (Bruce), Daphne
(David). Predeceased by his mother Ann. A private gathering of family and
close friends will be held to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or your favourite charity would
be appreciated. Condolences and memories can be forwarded to
He will be terribly missed by all. Forever in our
hearts.
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8/31/2008


In Loving Memory of Rev. Shigeko Nishimura Born December 6th 1918 - Tokyo,
Japan Passed to Paradise August 12th, 2008 - New Westminster, B.C. Shigeko
was well prepared for her journey to paradise and was at peace when she was
taken by her maker. Good humor and charm were the hallmarks of Shigeko and
were surpassed only by her unwavering love for nature and beauty. Shigeko
will be deeply missed by her adopted family, step daughters Joan Fairs and
Lori Tanaka, sons-in-law Clive Fairs and Howard Tanaka and beloved
grandchildren Kimberly and Brendan Fairs, Ryan and Sara Tanaka. Memorial
service to be held on Sunday, September 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am, Johrei
Fellowship (Vancouver), 10380 Odlin Road, Richmond, BC In lieu of flowers or
koden, a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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8/31/2008


ORPIANO Aureliano June 14, 1914 - August 27, 2008 It is with great sadness
that we announce the passing of our father, brother, grandfather and
great-grandfather Aureliano Peralta Orpiano. A viewing will be held on
Tuesday, September 2 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Ave. at
6:00pm. A burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday,
September 3 at 11:15am.
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PASTOREK Alan James Born November 29, 1952 in New Wesminster, B.C. Alan
passed away peacefuly surrounded by his family on August 28, 2008 after a
short battle with cancer. He is survived by his long time companion Corinne
Douglas, step daughter Susan and beloved son Joey. He will be sorrowfully
missed by his mother Alma, sister Judy (Wilson) Cowan, brother Larry
(Connie) and sister Carol (Bob) Cuming. Alan will be missed by his nieces,
nephews, great nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends. He was
predeceased by his father Frank in 2006. Alan grew up in Pitt Meadows, BC
and spent many years in the Lower Mainland, starting his career at Pelton's
Reforestation and continuing at Riverview Hospital, first as a cook and then
as a staff member in the lab. After retiring in 2007 he moved to Clearwater,
BC where he was looking forward to spending his time with Joey and to
working on his many construction projects. Alan will be remembered for his
superior woodworking skills, his wicked sense of humor and his great ability
to turn a short story into a much longer one. Prayers Thursday evening,
September 4th and funeral services Friday, September 5th at 11:00 a.m. at
St. Luke's Catholic Church, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge, BC. In
lieu of flowers please donate to the Cancer Foundation or the charity of
your choice.
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PAYNE Lorraine Ann August 13, 1942 It is with a great sense of loss that we
announce the passing of Lorraine Payne at the age of 66, she passed away
suddenly in her home on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008. Remaining to mourn and
cherish Lorraine's memory are her sons Wade Gagnon (Annette) and Neil Clark,
her grandson Christopher and her best friend Dan Hendricks, four brothers
Ernie (Ellen), Archie (Sue), Ferd (Rica), Wesley (Linda). Lorraine,
affectionately called "LC" by all of her airline friends and associates
started her career with Pacific Western Airlines in Edmonton and then moved
to Vancouver in 1973, where she stayed until she retired. Lorraine dedicated
her life to taking care of her family and her pets. She will be deeply
missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be forever in our memories.
Lorraine's arrangements have been entrusted to the Kearney Funeral Services,
New Westminster, BC.
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PICKARD - Elsie Passed away peacefully at the Buchanan Care Lodge in New
Westminster, July 30, 2008. She is remembered fondly by her family: husband,
Jack; daughter, Brenda; son, Gary, his wife, Jane and their two children
Jenina and Joshua. Many will remember Elsie briskly taking her walks through
New Westminster's picturesque neighbourhoods, coffee at the Quay or
Starbucks. She and her husband lived on Durham St. for over 60 years in a
quaint house built by John Pickard, Senior. Husband, Jack, now resides at
George Derby Care Center for Veterans. The family graciously requests
donations be made to the Alzheimer's Society or Salvation Army - New
Westminster. Small service has been held for the immediate family. A Tribute
to Elsie: It Comes For Her The fog creeps in A thick silent grey rolling
mass eases softly over the horizon Inch by inch it seeps forward and
silences the world around Its ominous accumulating mass thickens to create a
smothering blanket that no one escapes It is all consuming The dark shadow
beneath its cloak takes away the light, the knowledge, and the passion It
becomes its' own master Ruling the will within She drifts awhile in the
cloud A light cool breeze flutters thin wisps of soft platinum hair back
from the sides of her face Tiny droplets of dew refresh her baby soft skin
She calmly looks out Her watery blue eyes peer into the grey mist, but see
not She blinks upwards and her mouth forms a soft grin Her long white robe
gently quivers at her bare ankles A pale yellow glow radiates over her from
head to toe Vaporous arms clutch to her gown carrying her onward at a steady
pace To a world only she knows No suffering No pain No wanting At peace with
it all Acceptance A total resignation She does not reach out her hand She
drifts ever deeper into the grey muffled shroud The world others call
Alzheimer's Softly she goes No more struggle No more stress No more being
without No more waiting It is here It comes for her Softly, silently, the
cool grey cocoon lifts her up and takes her away Dena Jantzen July 30, 2008
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8/31/2008


(Memoriam)
Stephen Vere Richards August 23rd, 1960 - August 31st, 1995 We think of him
in silence, No eyes can see us weep. But still within our aching hearts His
memory we keep. Love Mom and sisters Gail and Linda
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(Memoriam)
Vere Henry Richards March 22nd, 1925 - August 30th, 2006 Days of sadness
still come o'er us. Tears in silence often flow. Memory keeps you ever near
us Though you died two years ago. Love Elsie, Gail and family and Linda and
family.
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ROSS Lorie Died peacefully in her sleep on August 28, 2008 after waging a
brief and valiant battle with cancer. She leaves an irreplaceable spot in
the hearts of her life-long partner Kaye Atkinson and their son Michael, her
brother Murray and sister-in-law Linda, as well as her many, many friends.
In life Lorie exuded love, compassion, laughter and an ability to share her
optimism with others who saw the cup less full than she did. She relished
social occasions, travel, art, colour, laughter and learning. Lorie was born
in Winnipeg on September 15, 1947 and grew up in Vancouver. She attended Our
Lady of Perpetual Help School, then went on to study psychiatric nursing.
Although Lorie worked in a number of Lower Mainland hospitals, the majority
of her career was spent in Community Mental Health Services. Throughout her
career the dignity and worth of the individuals receiving her services was
always her primary concern. Lorie was friend, colleague, and mentor to her
VCH coworkers, who enjoyed her wonderful sense of humour and her compassion
for those around her. Lorie embraced life long learning. Lorie earned a BA
from Antioch College in 1995, then recently completed a two year Masters in
Leadership and Training, graduating with honours from Royal Roads University
in June 2008. Lorie worked full time while pursuing her studies; while at
Royal Roads she also had to contend with the effects of chemotherapy. She
had amazing strength and determination. Lorie was also blessed with
wonderful friends who watched over her and cared for her during this
illness. Thank you to each of you. Lorie is predeceased by her sister
Allison, her mother Dorothy and her father Jack. If desired, donations in
Lorie's memory may be made to the Coast Foundation Courage to Come Back
Awards, she was always so deeply moved and inspired by this event. There
will be a celebration of Lorie's life on Friday, September 5th at Van Deusen
Gardens in the Floral Hall starting at 2pm.
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8/31/2008


STEVEN SEKORA 17 July 1924 to 22 August 2008 It is with great sadness, we
announce that Steven Sekora rejoined his beloved wife Stella in heaven on
August 22, 2008. After a brief battle with a failing heart, Steve, with his
family at his side, slipped peacefully off to be reunited with Stella and
their oldest son Rodney. Although he leaves his loving family daughter Jane
(James), son Norm (Theresa), (Rod's widow) Brenda, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren), with very heavy hearts and an emptiness in their
lives, there is a certain comfort in knowing that our Dad is again reunited
with the love of his life (our Mom) after seven months of abject loneliness.
The family wishes to thank all the Nurses in ICU and Dr. Ed Auersperg at
Ridge Meadows Hospital for their kindness the short time Dad was there. Also
a special thanks to "No. 1" for his friendship with our Dad. A "Celebration
of Dad/Grandpa's Life" will be held on Sunday 7 September 2008 (between 1:00
& 4:00) at BrandyWynd Clubhouse 22308 124 Avenue Maple Ridge BC. Family and
close friends are very welcome to attend. Please bring your stories and
memories about our wonderful Dad/Grandpa. NO FLOWERS PLEASE. In lieu of
flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of BC made in both Steven and
Stella's name would be greatly appreciated. Please join us in remembering
our Dad/Grandpa by visiting www.mem.com . Through this site, we invite you
to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.
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8/31/2008


SMART Margaret Etta Born July 16th, 1916 and passed away on August 26th,
2008 at Hoag Pavilion. She is predeceased by her husband Jack Smart. Special
thanks to the caring staff at Hoag Pavilion who cared for Margaret for many
years. No service by request. Cremation.
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8/31/2008


SOON Charles Ray Lifelong resident of Vancouver, BC March 21, 1919 - August
27, 2008 Dearly beloved husband, father (5), grandfather (11),
great-grandfather (11), great-great-grandfather (2), special brother, uncle,
grand-uncle, great-grand-uncle and well-respected friend. Survived by loving
wife Vanda; sons, Ray Soon (Carole), Randy Soon (Rose Der); daughters, Dale
Moi (Bob), Joni Soon (Leonard Bodin), Bonnie Soon (Edward Arteaga) brothers,
Fred, George, Jerry, Pingie, sisters, Elsie Lum, Elaine Chung, Edna Lee,
surviving spouses of predeceased brothers and sisters, and all of their
families. Predeceased by Soon Family siblings: Harold, William, Henry,
Frank, Jack, Jimmy, Edward (Teddy), Ming, Anne, Lily, Jane, Dorothy.
Memorial Service for Charlie Soon: Tuesday September 2, 2008 at 2:00PM ,
Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC. Memorial
Donations in the name of the late Charles Soon are thoughtfully appreciated.
The Royal Canadian Legion, TVS Branch 44, (604) 874-8510, Health and Home
Care Society BC: designate-Family Respite Centre www.carebc.ca/donation.htm
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8/31/2008


STACK Mabel Violet May 4, 1922 - August 24, 2008 Loving life to the end,
Mabel passed away peacefully at the age of 86 years, predeceased by her
husband Bill. She is survived by her children; Jeffery and Penny (Dean)
Clement; grandchildren David (Selina) and Christina; and great-grandchild,
Jeremy. Mabel was born and grew up in Winnipeg, one of 9 siblings. She had a
lifetime of stories about her good times there with family and friends. In
1948, she married Bill and moved to Vancouver where they raised a family and
worked together to build a menswear business in West Vancouver (William
Stack's Men's Wear). She was a long time patron and supporter of the
Vancouver Opera and VSO reflecting her love of music. A funeral service will
be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Mount
Pleasant Funeral Home, 306 East 11 Ave., Vancouver with a reception to
follow and interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences and tributes may
be sent to the family by visiting www.MeM.com
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8/31/2008


STANLEY Dayle (nee MacMillan) Our devoted and beloved mother and
grandmother Dayle passed away peacefully at sunrise on August 24, 2008 in
Vancouver. Born on June 26, 1926 in Limerick, Saskatchewan, and raised in
Winnipeg, Manitoba, she remained a prairie girl at heart, loving its vast
expanse of sky. A wireless operator during the war, she was transferred to
Vancouver where she later met and married John. Family was Dayle's greatest
joy and she spent many happy years raising her four children in Smithers and
West Vancouver, her cherished home for 45 years. Her love of nature and land
was instilled in her by her father, passed down to her children and lives on
today. Observant, enquiring and creative, she was a gifted artist and
writer. Dayle will be deeply missed by her children Carole, Bayne (Pamela
Dalziel) and Holly, and by her grandchildren Andrew (Sophie), Tegan and Lori
and their mother Christine. She was predeceased by her son Loyd in 2003. As
she wished, her family will gather at a private service following cremation.
One of the many ways Dayle will be remembered is through the legacy of her
poetry. As nature has its many seasons likewise we also do It's left to us
to find joy in each season, tho' for some, they may be few. In nature winter
brings a small death only to rekindle life again in spring This to me, makes
reincarnation a truly logical thing. At least that is my opinion from
watching nature, which I love so much. It has sustained me, inspired me and
even my soul has felt its touch. From "The Joys Back-Yards Have Given Me"
(2000)
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8/31/2008


SWANSON Beatrice May September 23, 1917 - August 28, 2008 Predeceased by her
husband Victor (1991) and her daughter, Maureen Tubbs (1999). Survived by
granddaughter Patti Tubbs, great-granddaughter Amanda Tubbs, niece Sharon
and nephew Kerry. Special thanks to Linda and Holly for all your help. No
service by request.
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SWANSON (nee Richard) Muriel Agnes Passed peacefully at Delta View Life
Enrichment Centre on Saturday, August 23, 2008, two days shy of her 97th
birthday. Muriel was the beloved wife of the late Alfred Lawrence Swanson
and loving mother of Gordon Swanson, Surrey, Robert Swanson, Chilliwack and
James Swanson, Surrey. She was also a loving grandmother to Eugene Swanson,
Rebecca Janke (Swanson), Darren Raven (Swanson), Lynn Berreth (Swanson),
Allisa Swanson and to Suzanne's daughter, Katharine Chestnut. Remembered
also by her great-grandchildren, Megan and Nicole Janke, as well as Keira
and Tanner Berreth. Muriel was a mother-in-law to Suzanne Swanson (Gordon's
wife) and Linda Swanson (Robert's wife). Muriel was predeceased by her three
sisters, Beatrice Forward, Helen Roberts and Ruth McKenzie, her second
husband, Cameron Hume and her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Swanson. Born in
Vancouver on August 25, 1911, Muriel was raised both here and in the Peace
River. She was a devoted member of the Eastern Star and regularly attended
Sunnyside United Church in her latter years. A memorial service to celebrate
her life will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, September 4th at the Sunnyside
United Church, 15639 24th Ave, Surrey, BC. A Tea in Muriel's honour will
follow the service in the basement of the church. A special thanks to Delta
View Life Enrichment Centre and their caring staff for the special care they
gave to Muriel as well as the other patients living within the facility. For
anyone wishing to give a donation in her memory please do so to the charity
of your choice. Messages of condolences may be sent to, Jim at jamesswanson@
msn.com or call Gordon at 604-541-7926.
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8/31/2008


TINNION Dennis Frederick Died on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 3:50 a.m. in the
Nanaimo General Hospital - - - of cancer. Born in Vancouver on February 22,
1946, Dennis lived as an artist, gardener, barber and sailor. He joined his
beautiful cat Sweet Pea, to walk on heavenly beaches... Always remembered by
his forever-loving wife, Joyce; his sister Kathy; nieces and nephews - -
Linda, Wendy, Bruce, Ken, Bob, Nancy; and many great-nieces and
great-nephews. Family and Friends' Farewell to Dennis Frederick will be on
Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Tigh Na Mara in Parksville.
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8/31/2008


VINCENZI Melody Helen Diane Passed away on August 8th 2008 in Mission
Memorial Hospital at the age of 60 years. Melody was predeceased by her
parents, and son Rodney. She will be lovingly remembered by her common law
spouse of 21 years, James Dyck, her son Jeffrey, her ex-husband John
Vincenzi, her sister Pam, Rhonda, brother Greg, nieces and nephew and many
other friends and relatives. A service of remembrance will be held on
Wednesday, September 3rd 2008 at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home at 7386 Horne
Street, Mission, BC at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to
the BC Transplant Society.
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WALES ALEXANDER LEACH (Alex) Born December 5, 1914 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dad passed away peacefully August 25, 2008, predeceased by his wife of 67
years, Gladys, in September 2003. A devoted and loving father he will be
deeply missed by son Bill Wales (Marlene), daughters Cathy Cowie (Art),
Sharon Evans (Ken), Gina Morrison (Ed), his 7 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren, his surviving siblings Kathy Rex, Loretta Gale (Bob),
Bob Wales (June), Betty Sykes and many nieces and nephews and friends. Alex
worked in the forest industry for many years at Eburne sawmills were he
retired as the Head Sawyer. He was always there to give a helping hand,
there was nothing he could not fix, build or create. He lived a full life,
traveling, working hard and enjoying the home he built and lived in until he
entered hospital three weeks ago. The family wishes to thank his two
caregivers Grace and Beth who have made it possible for the family to
fulfill his wish to live in his home as long as possible by providing
wonderful care for him. We were blessed with wonderful parents and they will
be in our hearts and thoughts forever - Love Bill, Cathy, Sharon and Gina.
The family would like to invite all family, neighbors and friends to
celebrate the life of our father. An open house will be held Saturday,
September 6, 2008 from 1pm to 4pm at False Creek Yacht Club, 1661 Granville
Street, Vancouver, BC. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
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8/31/2008


WALLACE Lionel Harrison Surrounded by his loving family, Lionel passed away
on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at the age of 74 years. Lionel is lovingly
remembered and survived by his wife of 53 years, Mildred, and his family:
daughter Karen; sons Gerald and David (Jeanne); grandson Andrew; and many
brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces. He will be remembered for his
devotion to family, his sense of humor and his love of sports, A Celebration
of Lionel's life will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 10:30am at
Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey.
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8/31/2008


WARNER Theron (John) WilliamJuly 13, 1925 - August 23, 2008 Born in
Armstrong, BC, John served proudly in the Armed Forces during WW II, and
worked for many years until retirement at Finning Caterpillar. It is with
great sadness we say goodbye to John, a devoted, dependable, caring family
man; our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother,
uncle and friend. He will be missed and remembered by his loving wife of 62
years Dolores (Dodey), sons Larry (Dianne) of Surrey, Gary (Mari-anne) of
Penticton, grandchildren Michael (Rhonda), Marla (Kirk), Karyn (Nick), and
Andrew (Nikita), great-grandchildren Joshua, Jonathon, Tyler, Cole, Alexia,
and Ashlynn, brother Ted (Faye) of Campbell River, and sister Carol Ann of
Burnaby. The family would like to thank Dr. R. Rampersaud, Dr. Andy Chan and
the staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital for the care and caring they showed
John. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation. A memorial gathering to celebrate John's life will be held on
Friday, September 19th, 2008 at Guildford Golf and Country, 7929 152nd St.,
Surrey, BC at 2:00 - 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. Laverne Clary
officiating.
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8/31/2008


WEBSTER Granville Roy In loving memory of Granville Roy Webster who passed
away suddenly at age 63. Survived by 2 brothers Frank and Paul, 1 niece and
3 nephews. Informal service at the mouth of the Coquitlam River on Saturday,
September 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.
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8/31/2008


TIMOTHY GEORGE WITTENBERG July 20,1953 - August 22, 2008 The Lord came and
took him home after a brief struggle with cancer. Predeceased by his father
Peter in 1994, Tim is survived by his mother Doris, brother Ron (Susan),
sister Anita (Jeremy), nephews David and Sebastian and nieces Aviva, Emma
and Rebekah. Tim grew up in Webster's Corners and enjoyed most of his life
in the Ridge Meadows area. He was a proud and active member of his
community. Tim loved horses. He was involved in the horse program at Timberl
ine Ranch from 1967 to 1983 and from 1980 to 1999 he was the manager of
Golden Acres Boarding Stable in Pitt Meadows. He was a longtime member and
past director of the Haney Horseman's Association. He also served on the
Maple Ridge Equestrian Trails Council and the Maple Ridge Agricultural
Advisory Committee, among others. Tim's advocacy helped to create and
maintain the opening of the Ridge Meadows dyke trail system for horses and
riders. Kind hearted and loyal, he inspired us with his positive attitude to
the end. At his request, Tim will be cremated and interred with his father
in Surrey. A celebration of his life will be held at 2 pm, THURSDAY,
SEPTEMBER 18th at Arbor Chapel, Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14660 72nd
Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Donations in Tim's memory would be gratefully received
for the horse program at Timberline Ranch, 22351 144th Avenue, Maple Ridge,
B.C. V4R 2P8. Thanks to the many family members and friends who supported
Tim this summer. God bless you.
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