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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; September 07, 2008
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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; September 07, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 9/7/2008
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ABBOTT David Wilson Taken from us, after a brief illness, on August 31,
2008, David was born in Vancouver on February 14, 1949. A 6th generation
British Columbian, David lived his whole life in the city of his birth. He
attended Athlone and St. George's Schools and then, graduated from UBC. He
was gifted in math and worked for many years in the fields of tax
preparation and property management. In his later years, David cared for his
parents, his aunt Helen, and managed the family business. David was
predeceased by his father Hugh and his brother George and is survived by his
mother Barbara, brothers Geoffrey and Bruce (Jana), and aunt Shirley and
cousins Chris and Sandi. Born on Valentine's Day, he was a kind and loving
man who was always willing to help a friend in need. While we give thanks
for David's life he will be sadly missed by his family, especially his
mother for whom he was a devoted companion for the last 2 years. We want to
thank the doctors and nurses at the VGH-ICU for their compassionate care,
especially for the empathy shown during his final hours. Family graveside
service will be held. Donations may be made to the SPCA.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/8/2008


BARTON Patricia Gladys (nee Kerr-Alton)Born June 20th, 1923, in Vancouver,
British Columbia. It is with much sadness that we announce Pat's passing
peacefully on September 3rd, 2008 at the age of 85 years. She was
predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, George and her brother Doug
Alton. She is greatly missed by her daughter Wanda (Bill) Keay, sons Calvin
(Anne Karin) and Mark (Judy); her loving grandchildren who brought her much
joy, Serena, Angela, Christopher, Anette, Eric, Krista, Phillip, Katie and
her five great- grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Adele
Sykes and her dearest companion Bill Coughlan. Pat was a devoted volunteer
over the years, with the last ten years volunteering at the West Vancouver
Seniors Centre and the North Shore Volunteers. The family wishes to express
their sincere thanks to Dr. P. Graff, Dr. B. Long, Dr. W. Smith, Kay Fulford
and the caring staff at Shylo nursing. There will be a" Celebration of Pat's
Life" at West Vancouver United Church 2062 Esquimalt, Friday, September
12th, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Children's Hospital, Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army or North Shore
Volunteers for seniors.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


BINNIE Ruth Margaret (nee Boyd) Born in Vancouver August 27, 1922, Ruth
passed away August 31, 2008. Ruth is survived by two sisters, Bing and Mary
(Dick), her children Bill (Helen), Elizabeth (Rob), and special son Robbie,
five grandchildren, Alison, Jason, Jennifer, Michael, and Christopher, and
one great-granddaughter, Amber. She also leaves many beloved nieces, nephews
and friends. Ruth was a WWII veteran of the WRENS, a UBC alumna, an artist,
violinist, gardener, curler, traveller, volunteer, long-time West Vancouver
resident, and summer resident of Vancroft Beach. Her intelligence, humour,
generosity and bright spirit will be sorely missed. A reception will be held
Friday, September 12, 2 pm to 5 pm, in West Vancouver to honour Ruth's life.
No flowers, please. Phone Elizabeth at 604-922-4626 for further information.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/5/2008 - 9/7/2008


BLACK Minerva (nee Cole) Born in Campbellton, N.B. May 29, 1923. Passed away
peacefully surrounded by loving family on September 1, 2008. Predeceased by
her husband Victor and sons Edward, William, Kenneth and Cameron. She is
survived by daughters-in-law Lesley and Jane, grandchildren Georgia, Zoe,
Dal, Jordan, Brandon, Daniel and Greg, and great-grandchildren Hayleigh and
Declan, as well as cherished friends Berne Hakansson and Lovie Eli. Our
grandmother always looked forward to her volunteer work at the Burnaby
Village Museum as well as the Bonsor Medical Clinic. Service to be held at
Burnaby Village Museum on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


Lois Margaret Blais February 6, 1938 - August 31, 2008 Lois died peacefully
at Marion Hospice. She will be sorely missed by her partner Dave Smith; her
brother Ron and nieces Sandy and Becky, all from North Bay, Ontario where
Lois was born and grew up. Lois will also be missed and remembered fondly by
her many, many friends to whom she was an inspiration. She began her career
as a nurse at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto before moving west where she
practiced at Vancouver General, St Paul's and the Cancer Agency. Lois was a
woman of many talents: a poet, an enthusiastic student, a step-dancer, a
teacher, a volunteer, a passionate nurse, a history buff, a sailor and a
newspaper columnist. Her adventurous spirit led her to seek out all that
life has to offer. Her whimsy was exemplified when she was "Croned" on her
60th birthday. A memorial service will be held September 12 at 1 p.m. at
Dunbar Heights United Church, 24th Avenue and Dunbar. In memory of Lois,
please consider a donation to the B.C. History of Nursing, P.O. Box 72082,
RPO Sasamat, Vancouver, V6R 4P2.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/5/2008 - 9/7/2008


BROCKLEY Constance Elizabeth (Betty) Passed away peacefully in Richmond,
B.C. on Thursday, August 28, 2008 in her 96th year. Betty was predeceased in
1996 by Michael, her loving husband of 50 years, and by her brother Calvin
Frost in 2007. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Anne Leech (Vic)
of Richmond, B.C. and son Rob (Susan) of Vernon, B.C., grandchildren Niki
(Paul), Kristy (Darren), Alyson (Glenn), Lisa (John), Jamie, and Stephen,
great-grandchildren Drew, Matt, and Avery, and dear friend Beth. Her quiet
faith, unwavering positive attitude, and sense of humour despite much
adversity were an inspiration to her family and friends. She was a devoted
wife and mother, loving grandmother and cherished friend to many. Until poor
health prevented it, she was active in her church, with Meals on Wheels, and
with her bridge club. She was also an avid sports fan and participant.
Throughout much of her life, Betty was actively involved with the Girl
Guides of Canada. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to
the staff of Courtyard Gardens for the wonderful care and companionship they
have provided for the past 11 years. In memory of Betty, please consider a
donation to the charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held at
11:00 am on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at St. Matthias and St. Luke
Anglican Church, 680 W. 49th Ave., Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


BUMSTEAD - George A. March 25, 1920 - September 2, 2008 George passed away
at Peace Arch Hospital on September 2 in White Rock, B.C. He was born March
25, 1920 in Dauphin, Manitoba. He will be missed by his family and friends.
George is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen, sons Bill (Carolyn) and
Jim, grandchildren Geoff, Kirsten, Bradley and Andrea, great-grandchildren
Kiran, Danica, Brandon, Makena and various nieces and nephews. George was
predeceased by his brother Frank and grandson Craig. George served in the
R.C.A.F. from 1940 - 45 in Bomber Command. He returned home after the war
and worked 40 years in the Plumbing and Heating Industry in both Manitoba
and B.C. He was a former National Director of the Canadian Plumbing
Mechanical Contractors Assoc. George was a past member of the Lions Club and
Pitt Meadows Golf Club. He was a current member of the Royal Canadian
Legion, Vancouver Aircrew Assoc. and RCAF Ex-P.O.W. Assoc. George and Helen
moved from Manitoba to B.C. in 1967 and made Coquitlam their home for 30
years. In 1997, they moved to White Rock. George enjoyed Golf, Curling and
playing cards. Private Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined. Thank you to
the Doctors and Nurses at the Geriatric Ward at Peace Arch Hospital. Friends
and Family are invited to celebrate George's life on Sunday, September 14th
from 2 PM to 4PM at Stratford Gardens Amenity Room, 15350 - 19A Ave. South
Surrey.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/7/2008 - 9/9/2008


BURBIDGE James Edward 8 April 1929 - 26 August 2008 It is with a heavy heart
that we announce the sudden passing of Jimmy. He was born in and lived all
his life in Vancouver. He is survived by his older brother, Bill Burbidge
and nieces Dianne Milbrath, Marilyn Taylor, Barbra Cooksley, Jeanne Thompson
and nephews Richard Burbidge, Larry Burbidge, Nic, Pat and Tony Ditomaso,
Barry and David Wilson. Funeral Service on September 10,2008 at 11am at
Hamilton Harron Funeral Home, 5390 Fraser Street, Vancouver. In lieu of
flowers, donations are requested to any children's charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/5/2008 - 9/7/2008


CAMPAGNA Anna Born May 7th, 1927 in Carbonara, Bari, Italy A beloved wife,
mother, grandmother passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 4th, 2008
after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her parents, Giuseppe
and Antonia, and a sister, Maria. Anna will be dearly missed by her loving
family, her husband Giuseppe; her children, Maria Mete (Joe), Antonia
Piccolo (Cosimo), Carmella Burkart (Robert), and Joe Campagna (Julie); her
grandchildren, Anna, Mark (Silvia), Pat, Brigitte and Lisa; and her family
in Italy and Belgium, her sister Felicia and brothers, Giovanni and Vito. A
Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 at 7:30 pm with
a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 at 10:00 am at
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 555 S. Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC. Entombment
to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, BC. The family wishes to
express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Burnaby General
Hospital, the BC Cancer Agency and the VGH Acute Care for all their support.
As an expression of sympathy, a donation in Anna's memory may be made to the
BC Cancer Agency. Please join us in remembering Anna Campagna by visiting
our Memorial at www.MeM.com . Through this site, we invite you to share your
thoughts and fond memories of Anna with our family. "Our hearts have been
deeply saddened. We love you! There will never be a day when we will stop
thinking of you!" Your Loving Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/7/2008 - 9/9/2008


CAMPBELL (nee Ledoux) Anita Lucille It is with great sorrow that we announce
the passing of Lucille on August 19th, 2008. She was born September 01, 1922
in McCreary, Manitoba. Predeceased by her husband William Delbert in 1994,
also by her brother Albert Ledoux and her sister Agnes Ewen. Lucille and Del
moved to Vancouver from Manitoba over 40 years ago and settled in Richmond
15 years ago. Lucille is survived by her loving daughter Karen Sjostrom
(devoted son-in-law Keith), Grandson Noel (Erminia), Great-Grandchildren
Emma and Peyton. She will be forever remembered as "Best Friend" to daughter
Dawn Laing and Grandchildren, Melissa, Breanna and Jeffrey. Lucille will
also be remembered for her love and loyalty to her siblings, sisters Evelyn
Anderson, Vancouver, Bernice Thurston, Winnipeg, brother Lorne Ledoux,
Surrey and their extended families of many nieces and nephews who have
remained in contact with Lucille over the years. Lucille spent many hours at
the South Arm Community Seniors' Centre both as an ardent volunteer and
enthusiastic participant of many of the programs offered. The family extends
a heartfelt thank you to her many friends from the Centre who provided Mom
with support in her final days. The messages of support from the extended
families across Canada helped ease our sorrow. Mom bore her challenge with
dignity and stoicism to the end. No Funeral or Memorial by request however
it would be most appreciated if a charity is being considered that you offer
a donation in Lucille's memory to the Salvation Army/Rotary Hospice, 6460
No. 4 Road, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 2S9 where she spent her final days in
peaceful comfort in the company of her family and compassionate staff. "In
our hearts forever"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


CANDY Irene (Lewis) September 23, 1914 - September 03, 2008 Passed away
peacefully at the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice House, Richmond, B.C. Dearly
missed by her husband Austin of 68 years and two daughters, Joan Bisaillon
(Gerry) and Wendy Fox (Calvin). Predeceased by daughter Susan and sister
Jeanne. Survived by two sisters, Dorothy Beattie and Betty Harris of North
Bay, ON. Loved and remembered by four grandchildren in U.S.A., Gerry
Bisaillon (Stephanie), Scott Helm (Angel), Gary Helm (Danatha), Lynne Bridge
(Jim); four grandchildren in Canada, Sherry Bisaillon (John), Carol
Bisaillon, Lianne Barras, David Barras (Janet) and one grandson in South
Korea, Robert Barras (Hai Suk), as well as 13 great grandchildren. A woman
ahead of her time she left North Bay to pursue a nursing career which was
followed by an adventurous position as one of TCA's eary stewardesses. As
well as raising a family and becoming the school nurse on the Lakeshore in
Montreal, she managed to travel the world with Austin. Her wit and spirit
will be missed by all. Service private, cremation has taken place. Burial at
a later dated in the family plot in Kingston, ON. The last days of Irene's
life ended in the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice House where the care she
received was so full of kindness, attentive care and compassion. Donations
in Irene's memory can be made to the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice House,
6460 No. 4 Rd., Richmond, B.C., V6Y 2S9.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


CAWLEY Martin Bickerton (Marty) January 22, 1945 ~ September 1, 2008 Martin
lost his battle, at the age of 63, with Alzheimer's surrounded, as in life,
by the women who loved him. Martin was predeceased by his parents Con and
Jan Cawley. A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He
will be remembered and greatly missed by his wife of nearly 39 years,
Mary-Anne; daughters Michelle (Roger), Shannon (Don), and Nicole; three
grandchildren Zachary, Jackson, and Alexia; life long friend and sister
Janie Cawley (Suzanne), brothers-in-law Ken and John (Wanda) Chamberlain;
his nieces, nephews, cousins, the Cormack clan, and many life long friends.
The family wishes to thank Doctors D.K. Anderson and Pillay for their many
years of special care and support. Thank you to Jolanta Chojnacki and Sarah
Serrano for the tender nursing care provided to Martin. Martin grew up in
North Vancouver, graduated from Delbrook High School, then UBC with a
Bachelor of Science. Martin worked in the shipping industry (MacMillan
Bloedel, Canadian Transport, Gearbulk Shipping) for almost thirty years. He
was well respected and had many friends in the industry. He loved Lac la
Hache and spending time at the cabin (Boys weekend getaways). He will be
remembered for the many family dinners he so loved to prepare (Joe's Bar and
Grill). A Celebration of Martin's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday,
September 13, 2008 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam.
Flowers are gratefully declined in favour of donations to the Alzheimer's
Society. - There is a link death cannot sever. Love and remembrance last
forever. - "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I
shall fear no evil, because I am the meanest son of a gun in the whole damn
valley."
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


DAVIES (Eade) Steven Joseph Passed away suddenly on Friday August 29, 2008
in Abbotsford, BC at the age of 51 years. He will be sadly missed by his
loving fiance?e Lisa and his loving wife Alisha, 2 children Taylor Anne and
Wyatt Thomas, step-son Richard, extended family and many friends. Memorial
service will be held on Monday September 8, 2008 at 10:00am at Valley View
Funeral Home, 14660 - 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC. Donations in Steve's memory can
be made to his children's support fund at TD Canada Trust #115 544599.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/7/2008


DAVIS Muriel Ellen Gertrude (nee Enevoldsen) Muriel Ellen Gertrude Davis
passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre in Calgary, AB on Tuesday
September 2, 2008 at the age of 91 years. Muriel will be dearly missed by
her grandsons Chris and Derek Davis; daughter-in-law Maureen Davis; sister
Helen Billing and numerous relatives and friends. Muriel was predeceased by
her husband Harold, son Butch, sisters Elma and Anita, brothers Floyd and
Cecil. Muriel will be remembered as a loving and generous wife, mother,
grandmother and friend. A Funeral Service will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN
CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Queen's Park
Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at
www.mem.com FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM Telephone:
403-297-0888 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/5/2008 - 9/7/2008


DE JONG John February 22, 1921 - September 3, 2008 John De Jong passed away
into the presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Wednesday
September 3, 2008 at the age of 87 years. John will be remembered with love
and greatly missed by his family. He is survived by his devoted wife Tina.
Their 65 years of marriage was commemorated on September 1st. John's six
children, Arnold (Joanne), Hilda Flokstra, Conrad (Devey) De Jong, Wyn (Dan)
Vanderhorst, Betty Anne (Jack) Glazema and Sid De Jong, his thirteen
grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Also survived by his one
sibling, Betty Baker of Neerlandia, Alberta. The family is comforted by the
scripture which says: "What is your only comfort in life and death? That I
am not my own but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death to my
faithful saviour, Jesus Christ." Viewing on Sunday, September 7 from 3:00 -
5:00 at Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 - 275A Street,
Aldergrove. A Graveside Service will take place on September 9, 2008 at
11:00 a.m. at Musselwhite Cemetery with a Celebration of John's life to
follow at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Abbotsford, BC at 1:00 p.m.,
September 9, 2008 with Pastor B. Slofstra officiating. Flowers gratefully
declined. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the
family's on-line Memorial Register at: www.personalalternative.com Personal
Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


DHANANI Faheem October 17th, 1973 to September 4th, 2008 In the memory of
our beloved son. Our prayers are always with you for peace and eternal rest.
>From your loving parents, brother and your entire family. Funeral at 12 noon
on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 at the Burnaby Lake Ismaili Jamatkhana.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/7/2008 - 9/9/2008


DICKSON MARTHA EVELYN Born August 3, 1924 in Vancouver, Evelyn ("Ev" to
some) passed away suddenly but peacefully at home in her sleep on August 26,
2008. Survived by daughters Margaret (John) and Isobel (Ian), granddaughters
Candace, Ashley (Judd) and Samantha and great-grandson Logan. Predeceased by
husband Jim, brothers-in-law Dan and Bill. Survived by sister Edith,
brother-in-law Gordon and his wife Alice, sister-in-law Margaret and nieces
Sandra, Barb, Nancy and Susan and nephews Bob, Ernie and Kevin. Evelyn had
an independent spirit, and her thrifty Scottish upbringing ensured she
always looked for a good bargain. Mom was an excellent seamstress; she also
loved knitting, reading, doing her crosswords and playing the piano. Mom
really enjoyed keeping fit with her aqua-cise friends and rarely missed her
daily morning walk. She had a smile for everyone. We will miss her music,
her Christmas shortbread, her oatmeal dressing, and most of all her loving
guidance and support. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, Mom would
appreciate donations to the BC Cancer Foundation (or other charity).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


DICKSON Dr. Ronald George June 3, 1927 - September 3, 2008. Peacefully, at
Lady Minto Hospital, Salt Spring Island, surrounded by his family. Survived
by his loving wife Ila-Mae, children Karen (Warren), Ken (Carolyn), and
Patti (Rory), grandchildren Kristi, Graham, Turner, Emilie, Miranda and
James, brother David and sister Ailsa. Ron graduated from the University of
Washington Dental School in 1952. He practised dentistry in North Vancouver
for 37 years. He was a man of the sea, cruising up and down the B.C. Coast
to Skagway. Ron was an enthusiastic predicted log racer, winning Skipper of
the Year 9 out of 10 years. From Ron, September 1, 2008: "I was dealt a very
good hand. I lived in nice houses, owned yachts and boats and dinghies, but
more importantly I practised a profession that I truly enjoyed. Even more
importantly, I had some very good and loyal friends. "To have a great hand,
you have to have 4 Aces, and I did. The Ace of Diamonds would be Karen. If
you want something, she'll get it for you - top of the line, but she'll get
it. The Ace of Clubs would be Ken, who really is a better fisherman than me,
though he never lets on. The Ace of Spades would be Patti. If you want a
hole dug for a tree, or the prawn traps brought in, she's the one to do it.
The Ace of Hearts, of course, would be Ila-Mae. She gives so much, cares so
much, makes our life come together. She never finds anything too much
trouble. "The gate has opened, and I must go. God bless and good bye."
Memorial Service St David's United Church, Taylor Way & Upper Levels Hwy,
West Van Friday, September 12, 2008, 2pm No flowers by request
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


(Memoriam)
In Loving Memory of "The Belle of Natal". Bela B. Dillon March 7, 1929 -
September 6, 2007 Already one year has passed since the loss of our beloved
"B". Bela Dillon was a remarkable mom, an adored grandmother, a considerate
friend, and a thoughtful teacher. We miss her hugs, her phone calls, and her
enduring support. Her spunky Czech gypsy spirit and her smile always shone
through. She loved to cook, and drive, she loved to dance and laugh. Most of
all, she loved her family and her dear husband Frank. She will be forever
cherished. We love you.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/6/2008 - 9/7/2008


FLURY Joyce Evelyn February 2, 1933 - August 28, 2008 It is with deep
sadness that we say goodbye to Joyce Flury (ne?e Jefferies), a beloved
mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who passed away peacefully on
August 28, 2008 at Hilltop House, in Squamish, B.C. Joyce was predeceased by
her husband Norman and her brother Robert, and survived by her sister Gwen.
Joyce will be greatly missed by her two daughters Terry Acorn (John) and Lea
Fogarty (Barclay), both of Squamish. Her children, her four grandchildren
and her beautiful new great-grandchild were adored by Joyce and her absence
will be felt by all of them: Rory and Sean Fogarty of Vancouver, B.C.,
Elizabeth Acorn of New York, N.Y. and Jennifer Bozikis (Nick), now
accompanied by little Niko, also of Vancouver, B.C. A long time resident of
Squamish, Joyce will be loved and remembered as a compassionate and caring
woman who eagerly served the community that she took such pride in. She was
a devoted member of the Royal Purple, acting as District Deputy from
1998-1999, and again from 2004-2005, and a dedicated volunteer of the
Squamish Hospital Auxiliary. Joyce's kind nature and her giving heart will
be dearly missed by her many friends with whom she volunteered and bowled
for so many years. Joyce spent a short time at the Capilano Care Centre in
West Vancouver and Hilltop House and the family would like to express thanks
to all staff at those facilities for their generous and skilled care. In
lieu of flowers, donations made to the Squamish Hospital Foundation or the
Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/7/2008


FOGLIATO Lina Francesca Born in Molvena Vincenza, (Italy) passed away
peacefully on September 03, 2008, in Burnaby, BC at the age of 84.
Predeceased by husband Primo, daughter-in-law Dorothy, she will be sadly
missed by daughters, Armida, Nadia (Allan), sons John (Gina), Leo (Antonia),
Sergio (Sharon), Robert (Roberta), 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren,
2 sisters Bertilla (Joe), and Elda in Italy. A special thank you to daughter
Armida for all her love and caring for the last six years, also many thanks
to the staff at St. Michael's Care Centre, and Doctors and Nurses at Burnaby
General Hospital, a special thanks to Sharon Fogliato. Prayer's will be said
7:30pm Monday, September 08, 2008 at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 555 S.
Slocan St., Vancouver. Where Mass of Christian Burial will be said 11:30 am
September 09, 2008. Rev. Richard Bezzegato celebrant. Interment to follow at
Ocean View Burial Park. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Lina's
memory to the Alzheimer's Society Suite 300-828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1E2
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/5/2008 - 9/7/2008


(Memoriam)
G.A. DEAN FRANCEY January 16, 1941-September 9, 2005 So many things have
happened Since you were taken away, So many things to share with you Had you
been left to stay. Though your smile has gone forever And your hands we
cannot touch, We still have all our memories of you The Dad and husband we
loved so much. Your memory is our keepsake With which we'll never part, God
has you in his safe-keeping We have you in our hearts. Loved and missed by
Olga, Derica, Dana, Darlene, family and friends
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/7/2008


(Memoriam)
FRASER Ella September 6, 2006 - September 6, 2006 in Adelaide, Australia We
never had the chance to hold you, but you'll be in our hearts forever. We
love you sweet angel Love Nan and Pops, Uncle Lee, Auntie Lauren and Uncle
Dave
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/7/2008


FRASER Margaret Ethel (nee Harman) Passed away at Victoria General Hospital
on Saturday, August 30th. in her 90th year. Margaret was born in Vancouver
on November 26th, 1918. She was predeceased by her loving husband Duncan
Fraser, to whom she was married for 36 years. She was also predeceased by
her long time companion John Dingle, whom she had known for 26 years.
Margaret is survived by her three children, Richard Fraser, Sylvia Schmitz
(Michael), Patricia McAuliffe (Peter) and her grandchildren Doug Fraser,
John Fraser, Michelle Fraser, Greg Schmitz, Robert Schmitz, Richard Schmitz,
Duncan McAuliffe, Laura McAuliffe, Jennifer McAuliffe, seven great
grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and her brother Richard Harman.
Thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Victoria General Hospital who
provided gentle care to Margaret in her final days. Special thanks to Dr.
Mizgala of Vancouver, who took great care of Margaret for many years.
Margaret enjoyed volunteering for the Chevron Retirees Sunshine Committee
for more than 25 years. Margaret was also a long time member of the Girl
Guides of Canada and Burnaby Peer Council. Margaret was a wonderful wife,
companion, Mother, Grandmother and friend to all! A celebration of
Margaret's life will be held at Capitol Hill Community Hall in Burnaby at
Howard and Hastings, September 15th from 2 - 4 pm. Flowers gratefully
declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Children's
Hospital or a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/5/2008 - 9/7/2008


GALER John Robert January 11, 1915 - August 25, 2008 Dad was born, raised,
and lived his whole life in Port Coquitlam. He passed away peacefully, at
home, with his family at his side. Dad was an intelligent, hardworking,
humble man whose generosity was felt not only by his family, but by his
friends, employees and the community at large. He was predeceased by his
wife of 47 years, Agnes (Netty) in 1985, father Roger, mother Christina,
brother Frank, and sisters Mary, Irene and twin sister Ethel. Affectionately
known as "Pop" to family and friends, he will be dearly missed by sons Bob
(Dana), Joe (Darlene), and daughter Lynette (Jim), nine grandchildren,
Chris, Darren, Angela, Courtney, Jeff, Kristi, Kelsey, Kaitlyn, and Matthew,
and one great-granddaughter Anneke. Dad was a proud Port Coquitlam resident
who was very active in his community, serving 2 terms on city council and 25
years as Poco's volunteer fire chief. During this time he drove new fire
trucks across Canada for the City of Port Coquitlam on two separate
occasions. He was a member of the local Elks and Lions clubs and the Masonic
Lodge for over 50 years. Dad worked at the Gilley brothers gravel pit before
coming to work with his father at the family owned business, known today as
Port Coquitlam Building Supplies. He eventually took the business over and
remained President of the company for 65 years. He was extremely proud of
the role the company played in the city, sponsoring sports teams, offering
scholarships, and funding for many civic events. He was also very proud that
his family all worked within the business, now into the fourth generation.
On a cruise in 1987 Dad met Dorothy Hall, a very special lady, who he
adored, and with whom he enjoyed the next 21 years traveling the world and
having the time of his life. We are so grateful to Dorothy for the love and
companionship she gave to our father. She made our dad very happy. He will
be sadly missed and remembered by Dorothy and her family as they shared many
wonderful and happy times together. For the past 2 1/2 years Dad was
fortunate to have a wonderful friend and caregiver in his life, Democrito
Palanog Jr. "Doy", who devoted himself with love and compassion providing
Dad with the very best care possible. We are so appreciative. Dad considered
Doy his adopted son, and loved him dearly. We would like to thank the staff
of Elgin Medical Clinic for being so accommodating when help was needed, and
a very special thanks to Dr. R. Kochendorfer, who seemed to be there for Dad
24/7. Dad was always very grateful for the wonderful care he received and we
are so fortunate to have had Dad with us into his 94th year. We'll miss you
"Pop"! Services will be held on Saturday, September 20th, at 2:00 pm at
First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam, B.C.
604-944-4128. A celebration of Dad's life will be held immediately after the
service at the Wilson Center, 2150 Wilson Ave., Port Coquitlam from 3:00 -
6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to the
Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundations, or the charity of your
choice.
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(Memoriam)
Sylvia Gibson June 13, 1915 - September 6, 2007 Three little words "Forget
me-not" Don't seem much, but mean a lot Just a memory, fond and true To
show, dear mother, we think of you. Love, your girls and their families
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GOODWIN Roslynne Margaret (nee Hannah) January 2, 1915 - September 2, 2008 A
very special person, wife, mother and friend departed this earth suddenly
and unexpectedly early Tuesday. Born in a sod shack in Kyle, SK, she grew up
and was married in Moose Jaw. Roslynne had immense strength of character,
was able to meet life's challenges and rose above adversity. She was a
caregiver to many and was loyal to whom and what she believed in. Her
dedication to all her family, friends, volunteer organizations, the Eastern
Star and her fund raising endeavors was extraordinary. She was the family
historian with a remarkable memory. This lady has left an incredible void in
the lives of those closest to her. She was predeceased by her husband Lieut.
Col. Harold E. Goodwin, R.C.E.M.E. Reserve, parents John and Harriet Hannah
(Lancaster), brothers: Alex, Dick, Jim and sister Betty. She leaves to
mourn: children Gerald (Betty), Kenneth (Cathy), grandchildren: Stuart,
Russell (Sarah), Matthew (Anne Marie), and Tracey, great-grandchildren,
Rachael and Nicholas, her sister Mary Mills in Ont, sister-in-law Hazel
Hannah in Sask, along with many nieces and nephews and close friends. She
moved to Comox to be closer to family in April and was enjoying all the
amenities, activities and new friends she was making in "the Berwick". Her
remains will be cremated and will be interred with those of her beloved at a
later date. In memory, donations may be made to the Maple Leaf Chapt.
Eastern Star, cancer dressings, c/o B. Moncrief, #901 - 3083 Kent Ave NE,
Vancouver, BC V5S 4R2 or to the Salvation Army. Piercy's 250-334-4464
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GUNN Gary Douglas Gary, born February 14, 1948 in Lloydminster Alberta,
passed away quietly in his sleep August 2, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in
Sechelt, after a valiant battle with cancer. He leaves behind his loving
wife of 40 years, Eydie (nee Edith Smith); their sons: Gerald (Marcie and
grandsons Jordan and Griffin); Grant (Holly and granddaughters Sierra and
Gabrielle); his sister Carol Harris (Philip and nephew Logan); his
sister-in-law Lana Gunn (nephews Cole, Adam, and Taylor); and many other
friends and relatives. Gary is predeceased by his parents, Arnold and
Marilyn Gunn, and by his brother Ron. Gary was drawn to the sea early in his
life. He joined the navy in 1966 and performed in the naval segments of the
Canadian Armed Forces Centennial Tattoo in 1967, and then served on the HMCS
Mackenzie. Gary worked in the oil fields for Schlumberger briefly before
returning to the coast to log salvage and then fish farm in Cowichan Bay,
Port Alberni and the Sunshine Coast. In his later years he operated a
transport truck out of Sechelt. Gary will be remembered by all of us for his
wonderful sense of humour, his independent spirit, and his colourful
recollection of the many adventures he experienced. His mechanical know-how
and ingenuity got him and his co-horts out of many scrapes both big and
small - some downright life-threatening. Gary had a passion for bracket
racing his red Blazer, and proudly displayed his winning trophies. He loved
to golf with his friends, especially during the annual golf tournaments; and
he especially loved the family and friend barbecues at Cooper's Green. The
family would like to thank the Lions Club; all the Doctors and Nurses at St.
Mary's Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, BC Cancer Clinic and Sechelt
Home Care; as well as the respritory therapist - for their compassionate
care and assistance.
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HARRIS Kathleen Mary Gilmour (Jones) Born June 18, 1928 in Kelowna, BC
passed away September 1, 2008 at Morgan Place Care Home Surrey, BC.
Predeceased by parents Joseph and Margaret Jones, sister Jean Smith,
husbands Clint Smith and Harry Harris. She is survived by sisters Sadie
Micona and Margaret (Laurie) Feenie, daughters Linda (Jim) Slater, Tammy
(Norm) Upton, sons Steve (Miriam) Smith, Tim (Kathy) Harris and Tony (Lynn)
Harris. Her 14 grandchildren and step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren,
step great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Kay was an avid
sports fan, playing ball, horseshoes and golf. Her many volunteer hours for
the Canadian Legion gave her great joy and a life membership, which she was
very proud of. Many people from the Okanagan Valley, to the West Kootenays,
and finally the Lower Mainland will remember her as a good friend and
co-worker. Following a debilitating stroke in 2003, Kay spent her final
years at Morgan Place Care Home, where she was lovingly cared for. A
memorial service will be held on Saturday September 13 at 3:00 pm at Fraser
Heights Funeral Chapel 14835 Fraser Hwy, Surrey. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the Variety Club of BC. Fraser Heights Chapel
604-589-2559
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HATZIANTONIOU George Born December 10, 1937 in Greece, passed away on
September 4, 2008 in Vancouver, B.C. He will be sadly missed by his loving
family; wife Jeanne, daughters Anna (Tony), Yota, grandchildren Alex and
Bella. George will also be missed by brothers, other relatives and many
friends here and abroad. George was employed with Pashos Service Ltd for
over 30 years and has been retired for the last year. Prayers will be held
on Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 7:00 pm at St. George's Greek Orthodox
Cathedral, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, where a Funeral service will be
held on Tuesday, September 9th, at 1:00 pm. Reverend Demetrios Partsafas
officiating. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Burnaby. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the B.C. & Yukon Heart and Stroke Foundation would be
appreciated. Condolences and tributes may be sent to the family by visiting
www.MeM.com
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JOHANSEN Ole Nickolai December 18, 1911 to August 30, 2008 Born in Trofors,
Norway, Ole immigrated to Canada at the age of 18. After settling in B.C.,
he met and married Kathleen Davidson from North Vancouver. Together they
moved to Princeton, B.C. but later returned to North Vancouver where they
raised their four boys David (Norma), Martin (Elaine), Paul (Diane), and
Norman (Donna). Ole's job with B.C. Parks eventually took him from Mt.
Seymour to the Sunshine Coast where he retired after a long and rewarding
career. Ole is predeceased by wife Kathleen and sons David and Paul. He is
survived by loving sons Martin and Norman, his four daughters-in-law, 9
grand children and 3 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a large
family in Trofors and Oslo, Norway. Ole passed away peacefully in Sechelt,
B.C. The family wish to thank Totem Lodge for the loving care given by their
compassionate staff. No service by request. There will be a gathering for
family and friends to celebrate Ole's life from 1:00 - 4:00 on Saturday,
September 20, 2008, at Mount Seymour Lodge. RSVP appreciated (250) 495-4846.
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JOHNSON Sara Ann (nee Graham) Born on July 20, 1943 and passed away
peacefully following a long, courageous battle on August 31, 2008.
Predeceased by her father, James Graham, Sara is survived by her loving
family - her mother, Betty Graham: children Stacey and Bill (Keri);
grandchildren Erich, Jessica, Kodi, Gordie and David; and great-grandchild
Hailey; and sister Yvonne, as well as by her extended family members and
dear friends. Sara was a selfless, giving person who cared and loved others
more than words can express. Her warm and compassionate nature will forever
be missed and cherished by her family and all those who knew her. A
Celebration of her Life will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2008 from 1:00
to 4:00 p.m. at 12725 - 99th Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations
in memory of Sara may be made to the Diabetes Association of BC. "Forever in
our hearts" Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-596-2215
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KERR Winnifred May April 1, 1921 to August 28, 2008 Win passed away
peacefully at Burnaby General Hospital with family at her side. Born in
Berwick Nova Scotia, Win and her family moved to England for 6 years before
returning to Canada and settling in Burnaby BC. She met her husband Charles
during World War 2, together they raised 3 children, and in retirement
traveled the world. For the past 7 years Win lived at the New Vista Care
Home in Burnaby. The family would like to thank all the staff at New Vista
who cared for Win during her final years. She leaves behind her husband of
64 Years Charles, her daughter Cathie (David), sons David (Marie), Doug
(Melody). Grandchildren Lisa (Graham), Michelle, Martin, Nicole, and Kayla.
Great Grandchildren Lauren and Charlotte. A Celebration of life will be held
at the New Vista Care Home 7550 Rosewood Street in Burnaby on September 12,
2008 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations in the memory of Winnifred
Kerr can be made to The New Vista Foundation.
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LAMB Barbara E.J. Passed away at home, August 31, 2008. Predeceased by
beloved husband Huie and cherished daughter Arden Louise. She will be
greatly missed by daughter Maureen Patricia, son John Bruce, daughter-in-law
Pat, grandsons Ryan and Taylor. Born on July 12, 1915 she lived a long,
happy life and was independent to the end. Her instructions were "no
service". In lieu of flowers donations to BC Lupus Society (200-1645 West 7
Ave, Vancouver V6J 1S4) or Meow-Aid Shelter for Cats (PO Box 318, 101-1184
Denman St, Vancouver V6G 2M9) would be appreciated.
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LINKE Cora ElizabethBorn September 21, 1915 passed away on Tuesday September
2, 2008 at White Rock, B.C. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered
by her two sons Wayne Harold and Frank E. JR. Her brother Jesse L. Riley and
sister Louella Lodahl; grandchildren Kathy, Matthew, Mark, Peter and
Elizabeth; and also five great-grandchildren. Cora was predeceased by her
husband Frank Linke Sr. in 2002. Cremation has taken place. For those who
wish to do so, memorial donations in memory of Cora may be made to the Peace
Arch Hospital Fund, 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock B.C. Canada V4B 2R4.
Personal Alternative Funeral Service 604-596-2215
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MAJCENOVIC Kristina Jerica (nee Lesnik) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday,
September 2, 2008 at Peach Arch Hospital. Much loved wife of Emil, caring
mother of Frank. Loving mother-in-law to Violeta. Dear sister to Margaret,
Josefa and Maria. She was loved by many friends and brought a smile to
everyone who knew her. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday September 8 at
11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Parish 2250 150th St., Surrey. Private family
interment at Gardens of Gethsemani. Those wishing to honour Kristina's
memory are asked to make donations to the BC Cancer Foundation. Fraser
Heights Chapel 604-589-2559
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McCOMBE - Elizabeth Ritchie (Denham) (November 28, 1915 - September 3, 2008)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Betty McCombe at Delta
Hospital. She was a very special wife and mother and a role model for many.
She was born in Dumfries, Scotland and is survived by her husband of 65
years, William (Bill) the love of her life, her daughter Lorna (Murray) and
sons Bill (Joan) and David (Colleen), grandchildren Michael, Shannon, David,
Janine and Daniel, great grandchildren Oliver, Jackson and Summer. Thank-you
to all the outstanding staff and support workers at Deltaview for their
wonderful care and love over the years. They created a very special home and
community for her. Special thanks to all the doctors and nursing staff at
Delta Hospital Emergency for their professionalism and compassion at this
difficult time for family. No service will be held. In lieu of flowers a
donation to Delta Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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MICHELIN Lino May 25, 1938 - September 2, 2008 It is with great sadness we
announce the sudden passing of Lino, born in Mure Di Molvena, Italy. Came to
Canada as a tailor in 1957. Worked many years as a meat cutter for Safeway,
retiring in 1998. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Jill, his daughter,
Silvia (Greg) Ashleigh, his son Mike (Mug) and four grandchildren, Chris,
Brianna, Gabriella and Mateo and his special friend, Talula (woof woof),
with many friends and relatives in Italy and Canada. He could always be
found on the golf course or in the cucina making his famous tiramisu. He
will always be remembered for his big heart and his unbelievable love for
his grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2008
at 4:00pm at Saint Francis de Sales Parish - 6610 Balmoral Street, Burnaby,
BC Reception to follow at the church
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MIDWINTER Violet Margaret Passed away September 2, 2008. Predeceased by
husband Raymond (2003), parents John and Martha Adams, sisters Annie and
Mary. She is survived by sons, Ed (Peggy) and Brian (Dorothy); grandchildren
Dave (Nicole), Lana (Jay), Don (Daisy) and Brian (Daniella) and several
great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends, as well as sisters
Rosie, Evelyn and Gladys. Public viewing will be offered at 1:00pm, Sunday,
September 14, 2008 at Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 - 275A
Street, Aldergrove, with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00pm. The family
would like to thank those people who helped Violet remain in her home,
including Pat Larkin and Cheryl as well as her medical staff including those
at Langley Memorial Hospital and VGH and also Dr. Van Wyk. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-596-2215
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MOSES Horst Roland (Ron) Jan 4, 1937 - September 2, 2008 Passed away
suddenly at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Leaving to mourn are his daughters
Michelle and Diane; partner Myrna Vink of 14 years; stepchildren Bill and
Kathy Vink, Edie and Larry Quan, Deanna and Stan Beer; several
step-grandchildren, especially his "schmetterling" Cassidy; friends and his
family in Germany. Predeceased by his wife Geraldine, mother, father,
brother and sister. Many thanks to Dr. Dennis I. Toppin and the staff at
Surrey Memorial Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a
charity of your choice. No funeral by request.
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MURRAY Charles (Chad) Willson November 10, 1944 - September 2, 2008 With
Sadness, we announce the passing of Chad Murray at the Peace Arch Hospital
with his loving family and friends by his side. He is survived by his best
friend and wife Fern, daughter Pamela and son Trevor. He was welI known and
respected in the helicopter industry for 40 years. His heart was filled with
pride for his family. Chad ("The Gate Keeper") will be dearly missed by all
who knew him. A Celebration of his Life will take place at Victory Memorial
Park Funeral Centre, 14831, -28th Avenue, Surrey, BC at 2:00 pm Saturday
September 13, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC
Cancer Foundation. A special thanks to the palliative care staff at the
Peace Arch Hospital.
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NICKEY (Knihnicky) George May 26, 1915 - September 3, 2008 George passed
away peacefully on Weatherby 2, at Peace Arch Hospital. He was born in
Vancouver, was educated, grew up on the East side and continued to live
there after marriage with his beloved wife Gay, they relocated to White Rock
in 1992. George was predeceased by Gay in 1998 and their wonderful Samoyed
Fuzzy. He was a WW II veteran, worked in the forest product division of H.R.
McMillan and then was a long time employee of Woodward's until retiring.
George and Gay enjoyed visits to Hawaii and many cruises together. He loved
art, music and will be remembered for his distinctive whistle; you could
find him easily in all the old Woodward's stores by following that sound. He
will be greatly missed by his sister Esther Bisson, his nephew Colin
(Muriel) Campbell, nieces Gay (Hans) Weber, Inez Labrum, Estelle (Gordon)
Clarke; Mary Campbell, Thelma Burton and their families, many good friends,
along with his wonderful neighbors at Seawynd. Thank you to the staff of
Weatherby 2, we will miss his presence in the quilt group, the Art and Men's
Groups and all the great bus trips so lovingly provided by his angels Inna,
Twyla and Joyce of the recreation staff and Pat Kinghorn his fellow BC Lions
supporter and good friend to George and family. A warm mention for the
hospice volunteers who made sure his final moments was filled with love.
Thank you to Dr. Prentice and his nurses for their compassionate care.
Funeral service will be held at Victory Memorial Park Chapel, 14831 - 28
Avenue, Surrey, BC V4P 1P3, 604-536-6522, officiated by Rev. Paul. Guiton,
Rector of St. Dunstan's Anglican Church, on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at
2:00pm. Interred by Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre alongside Gay. In
lieu of flowers, a donation to the BCSPCA, 1245 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver,
BC V5T 1R1 or the St Dunstans Building Fund, 3025 - 264th St, Aldergrove, BC
V4W 2W4, 604-856-5393 would be appreciated. He lived a long and happy life
and will be remembered with love.
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OAKES Elizabeth Born July 28th, 1926 in Alliance, Alberta, passed away on
August 15th, 2008 in Vancouver, B.C. A Graveside Committal will be held
Tuesday September 9th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery, 14850 28th
Avenue, South Surrey, B.C.
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OTSUJI Tom Y. Passed away peacefully on August 17, 2008 surrounded by his
loving family. Survived by wife Masayo, son Kiyoshi (Keiko), daughters June
(Dan), Linda (Mike), Susie and many grandchildren. A private gathering of
family was held to celebrate his life. He will be greatly missed and will
forever be in our hearts.
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Lee-Ann Pentony-Woolwich (nee Budd) Ended her journey with cancer on
Tuesday, September 2, 2008. She is survived by her husband Martin and three
children, Adam, Max and Olivia. Lee-Ann is predeceased by her parents Ed and
Billie. Remembered for her joie-de-vivre, straightforwardness, humour and
always present laughter by her brothers, Rod and Jeff, and sister, Cynthia
and her mother-in-law Dreda and brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and
nephews in England. She will be fondly remembered also by her many aunts,
uncles and cousins. Lee-Ann lived a full, action-packed life. She never was
afraid of an adventure and to that end moved to England from Montreal at the
age of 23, returning to Canada with her family 2 years ago. In 55 years of
life, Lee-Ann probably experienced 75 years of living. This is how we should
all live our lives. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer
Society. A funeral service will be held at St Francis-in-the-Wood Church, in
West Vancouver on September 10th at 2:00. If Lee-Ann were asked to describe
what it means to live and die, she would probably say: "Life should not be a
journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive,
well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand,
Black Russian in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and
screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!" "Forever missed, always remembered" Please
share remembrances and memories of Lee-Ann at www.mem.com
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PEPIN Marcel Joseph Alfred February 1st, 1940 - August 15th, 2008 It is with
profound sadness that we announce the death of Marcel Joseph Alfred Pepin.
He is survived by his loving wife Maureen, 1 son Darell (Susan Landry)
Ashley, Nicole Pepin, 1 daughter Sherri (Ian Ralston) Owain, Erica. Marcel
was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He was the original "free -spirit" from a
young age. He left home in St. Albert early in life, travelled and worked at
a variety of jobs in Alberta and B.C. He worked for many years as a
longshoreman on Vancouver Island in the Chemainus-Ladysmith area. For the
past 20 years, he was foreman at the Port of Vancouver ad Deltaport. He
loved his work and was passionate about golf. He travelled far and wide to
play is favourite sport. He had a happy easy-going personality and made
friends easily. He reluctantly retired in 2005 and gladly moved to Vancouver
Island to be closer to his family. He became a member of the Qualicum Beach
Memorial Golf Club and almost every day would arrive at the clubhouse at
dawn, eager to get a game going with his early-bird friends. Marcel will be
lovingly remembered and dearly missed as a friendly, kind, generous and
gentle soul who died before his time. His ashes will be put to rest in St.
Albert, Alberta cemetery with his mother and grandparents. Donations to the
Canadian Cancer Society in his memory. A part of our hearts he took with him
But his love he left us to keep So we will never really be parted That bond
between us is to deep.
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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; surviving siblings, brother Ivar Lorentzen and his wife
Peggy of Langley, B.C. and sister Ally Peterson of Fresno California; and
deceased brother Koree Lorentzen of Pender Harbour B.C. 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. A small service was held for the
immediate family.
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PROSSER Charlie May 11, 1916 - September 2, 2008 Passed away peacefully at
Baillie House. Survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Annie, daughter Lil
(Bill) Hampton, grandsons Dennis, Rod and Mark (Cori), 2 great grandchildren
, sisters Mary (Joe), Violet (Walter) and brother Art (Eleanor). Predeceased
by his sister Doris and grandson Barry Hampton. Graveside Service will be
held on Wednesday September 10th at 11:30 am at the Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Charlie was a WWII Veteran. A special Thank you to Haney Lane, Baillie House
staff and Dr. Elizabeth Zubek for all their loving care and attention.
Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
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QUELLE Johannes (John)It is with great sadness that we announce the passing
of our father, Johannes (John) W. Quelle on August 22, 2008 due to pneumonia
arising from complications of past health issues. He is predeceased by his
parents Angenita and Henricus Quelle and brothers, Robert and Hank Quelle.
John leaves behind his wife Jackie of Port Arthur, Texas , former wife
Shirley of Sechelt, BC and their children; Greg (Madeline), Chris (Al), Don
(Cindy) and Joe; grandchildren; Alanna, Brad, Natasha, Jason and Jenna and
great-grandchildren; Arianna and Alister (AJ) - As well as his brother
Gerrit and sisters Angenita, Betty and Hanna. Born in Amsterdam in 1927, he
was the second oldest of 7 children. As a young man, with the German
occupation of Holland still in full force, he worked for the Underground,
reprinting identification cards for the Jewish people. Talking with his
sister Nita Looijen, who lived through this time with him, she recalls his
bravery and strength of character which were instrumental in their survival
as a family. He witnessed first hand many atrocities of the occupation,
which left an indelible impression on his life but made him appreciate the
freedoms he enjoyed in Canada and US. After WWII John attended a Graphic
Arts School where he first learned what would become his lifelong trade in
the printing industry. From 1948 - 1950, John joined the Dutch Army and was
called to fight in Indonesia. He served with honour and was awarded a medal
for "Bravery Above & Beyond The Call of Duty". Upon his return home, an
opportunity arose in Canada when George Murray, at the time an MP in the
House of Commons, stood up and asked for the word to be put out that Canada
needed qualified printers who understood the technical side of web printing.
Since the request was made by a Canadian MP, John had his authorization to
work in Canada and passport within 14 days. In 1951 he journeyed to Ft. St.
John, BC to work for George and "Ma" Murray. Being a young man from
Amsterdam he assumed that Ft. St. John was a thriving metropolis similar in
size and scope. His first step off the bus into a mud puddle was a supreme
culture shock. He often said that if he had had more than $1 CDN left in his
pocket he would have turned around and gone home. Instead he stayed and
helped turn the Alaska Highway News into a growing concern. The Murray's
treated him as family and he worked tirelessly to make the paper grow in
size and stature. John never forgot the debt he owed the Murray family. "Ma"
Murray, a Canada Medal of Honour recipient for her contributions to the
newspaper industry; mentioned and thanked John for his contributions to the
success of the company in the book "The Newspapering Murrays". John
contributed greatly to the community of Ft. St. John. For a time he served
as an Alderman in the community and an active member of the Rotary Club.
Those who lived in Ft. St. John during the `50's - 60's and 70's will
remember him as an honest, hard working businessman. John received his
Pilots License and loved to fly his plane in the beautiful Peace River
country. His other hobbies were hiking, snow skiing and wood working. In
1974 John and family moved south & became the General Manager of Horizon
Publications in North Vancouver. Four years later, John worked for the North
Hill News in Calgary and then purchased Ed Web Printers in Edmonton and
created the St. Albert Booster (newspaper). In 1989 - John and Shirley moved
to Sechelt, BC although John was not done with his working life yet. He
acted as a consultant for American Publishers. He traveled extensively for
the next 10 plus years dealing with the set up, administration, technical
and staffing concerns of 40 printing plants throughout the US. He was also
instrumental in setting up the Jerusalem Post in Israel. During this time he
based himself out of the Port Arthur News. In the early `90s his health took
a turn for the worse when he developed throat cancer. But not even cancer
stopped him. He continued to work for American Publishers until they were
sold and he then retired in Port Arthur, Texas. John Quelle was a man who
used his will and determination to overcome hardship throughout his life and
never gave up. His life was by no means an easy one but it was rewarding. He
will be greatly missed by all who knew him for the positive impact he had on
his friends, family and community. - we will miss you Dad, love you forever.
There will be a private family memorial service at John's request. His last
wishes were to be cremated and to have his ashes distributed on Lake Sabine
near his home on Pleasure Island in Port Arthur, Texas. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to the Cancer Society. - 30 -
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SCHEER Henry H. 1910 - 2008 Henry passed away peacefully, at home, on August
22nd, 2008 at the age of 97. Predeceased by his wife Rose, survived by his
children, Darleen. (Elie). Roger (Nancy) and Donald (Kelly), eight
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and sisters Edna Lucas and Eva
Merke. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Upon his request,
there will be no service. Donations may be made, on his behalf, to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation.
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SCHIMMER Gisela October 7, 1934 - September 1, 2008 It is with great sadness
that we announce the passing of Gisela Schimmer on September 1, 2008. She
will be missed by her family: daughter Dagmar, son Thomas, daughter-in-law
Monica, her grandchildren Taya, Lukas, Samantha, and Adrian, her brothers
George (and family) and Herbert (and family), as well as her many lifelong
friends and acquaintances. The family would like to thank the staff and
volunteers at the Chatsworth Retirement Residence in Kelowna, as well as the
staff and volunteers at the Kelowna General Hospital, for their care and
support. On behalf of the family, an invitation is extended to attend the
burial service at the North Vancouver Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., followed by an
informal reception at the Holiday Inn Hotel (11:00 a.m.), 700 Old Lillooet
Rd., North Vancouver on Monday, September 8, 2008.
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(Memoriam)
Anthony S.G. Scott (Tony) July 3, 1930 - September 6, 2006 Always in our
hearts Your loving family
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SCOTT Barry Alistair RobertsonJuly 8, 1932 - August 23, 2008 Barry died
suddenly from a heart attack on August 23, 2008. He was born in West Point
Grey, Vancouver, and lived there all his life, graduating from Lord Byng
High School in l950, and then from the University of B.C. with a B.A. in
l954. As a student, he worked in the UBC Bookstore, and then continued his
permanent employment there in a number of positions until his retirement in
1994. He was popular with both students and faculty; and in particular for
performing the complex task of supervising the gowns and regalia for all
students in all degrees at the graduation ceremonies. Barry understood the
importance of graduation to the graduates and their families, and did
everything in his power to help make their graduation day perfect. He was
advisor, tailor, fashion consultant and occasionally family peacemaker for
the thousands of UBC grads who were "gowned" by him. In l990 , he was
awarded a special medal at the 75th UBC anniversary celebration for his long
service to the University, and in l992 he was again recognized with the
President's Service Award for Excellence. He was a long-time member of the
25 Year Club at UBC and was the President of that organization in l994. In
retirement he travelled extensively, he maintained his connections with his
Bookstore fellow-employees, and was a consistent attender at the Byng Class
of '50 reunions. Barry was predeceased by his parents Allison and Bryant
Scott, and by his sisters Beverley and Karen. He was a favorite uncle to
Karen Davies and Kenneth Davies (Maria), and Brad Tingley (Wanda) and
Katannya Kaylor. He will also be greatly missed by great-nephews Christopher
and Bennett Tingley, Nicholas and Jeremy Davies, and Jonathan and Jason
Davies, and by great-great nephew Riley Davies. There will be a Celebration
of Life at Brock House, Vancouver, on September 20th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
with a spoken service at noon for family, friends, workmates and classmates.
The family would also like to thank Dr. Henry Chong for his long service as
Barry's physician. Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of
your choice.
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SEMENIUK Richard Mathew M.A., B.A. (Hon's) January 3, 1954 - September 3,
2008 Born in Selkirk, Manitoba, it is with great sadness we announce the
peaceful passing of our dear Rick at Queen's Park and Care Centre Hospice in
New Westminster, B.C. Rick was predeceased by his father Matt, in 1991. He
leaves behind his mother Berith Stieben, sister, Gail Clements-Anand
(husband Naveen) along with a large extended family and many friends. Rick
grew up in Narol, Manitoba and in his younger years enjoyed back-packing
through Europe. He attended Red River Community College and later the
University of Winnipeg where he received a B.A. degree with honours.
Subsequently, he continued on and attained a Master of Arts degree in
psychology from Simon Fraser University. Rick enjoyed reading, movies and
conversing with friends. Rick was employed by the Salvation Army, Belkin
House, prior to his passing. He was a kind, gentle soul and will be greatly
missed by all. There will be a celebration of Rick's life at the Masonic
Hall, 1:00 pm, Saturday, September 6, 2008, 508 Agnes Street, New
Westminster, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Queen's
Park Care Centre Hospice, 315 McBride Blvd., New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5E8
or to the Salvation Army. " Rest in peace, we will always have you in our
hearts."
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SKINNER Margaret Jean Passed away peacefully on September 1, 2008 after a
long hard fight with cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Dr. Frank
Leslie Skinner. Margaret is survived by 4 step children Frank, Margaret,
Kate and Christine plus 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She
loved music ever since she was young when she was the organist and music
director for Beaconsfield United Church until it closed. She then started
The Bonsor Senior choir at Bonsor Community Centre. In lieu of flowers
please send a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memorial Service
Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000
Imperial St., Burnaby (604) 435-6688.
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Lloyd Sopel 1923-2008 "Uncle Lloyd" to all who knew him. Passed peacefully
September 1, 2008 at his home surrounded by those who were closest to him
after a brief battle with cancer. Lloyd was born on the family farm at
Ormside, Saskatchewan, one of 16 children of Maria and Peter Sopel. Lloyd
moved to B.C. as a young man to find his fortune. In B.C. Lloyd traded his
ploughshare for a shovel and the other tools of the heavy construction
trade. Retiring in 1984 he enjoyed raising tomatoes, flowers, a golf green
lawn and Larry and Annemarie's three children. A gentle man who lived his
life on his own terms and faced death as he lived - head on. His generosity
was endless. There was rarely a day he wasn't laughing as there was rarely a
day he wasn't helping someone. His suffering is at an end and he is together
again with his best friend Gus, perhaps enjoying an "Old Style". Lloyd will
be missed by family, friends, neighbors, his brothers Mike and Rudy, his
sisters Annie, Verna and Alvena and most especially by Taylor, Mackenzie,
Kaitlyn, Larry and Annemarie. Prayers will be held Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 at
7:00 pm with the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 at 11:00
am at St. Josephs's the Worker Catholic Church, 4451 Williams Rd., Richmond,
B.C.
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SUTTON Stan A heart of gold stopped beating. Hard working hands at rest. God
broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Stan, born October
3, 1949, passed peacefully on August 29, 2008. He fought a courageous battle
with cancer. He will forever be missed by his wife and soulmate, Sharon,
sons, Cory (Jaime) and Colin, daughters, Amber (Mike) and Harmony.
Grandchildren, Jordan, James, Tyler, Braydon and Jaylin. Predeceased by his
father Percy, mother Alice and sister Diane. Stan was well known and
respected in the construction trade working in BC and Alberta for 40 years.
He was a skilled carpenter and project manager who loved to fish. His heart
was filled with pride, his family, his greatest love. He will sadly be
missed by all. A Celebration of his Life will take place at Forest Lawn
Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC at 2:00 p.m., September 9,
2008. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Children's Hospital
Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
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TAYLOR Doreen Mary December 2, 1924 - August 26, 2008 It is with great
sadness I announce the passing of my mother. She was predeceased by her
husband Jim in 1983. She is survived by her daughter Debbie. I wish to thank
the nurses of the Langley Memorial Hospital, you lovely men and women are a
special breed, your thoughtfullness and genuine kindness was truly
appreciated everyday. There will be a celebration of life at the Apex
Langley Seniors Center, 20060 Fraser Hwy, on September 11, 2008, 2:30-5:30,
everyone welcome.
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THOMAS Stephen E.G. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of
Steve Thomas. He left us peacefully, with his family by his side at Laurel
Place Hospice, Surrey, on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at the age of 74
years. Steve was predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Mehetabel two
brothers and a sister. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years,
Patricia; sons Larry (Heather), and Trevor (Katrina); grandchildren Andra,
Jamie, and Tylor; special friends and many relatives. Steve was a devoted
father and mentor to his sons and a caring grandparent. He was an
unforgettable friend to all who had the opportunity to know him. He was
known as a "Jack of all trades" and gave his time generously to anyone who
needed a helping hand. His sense of humour and loving spirit will be missed
by all. A Celebration of Steve's life will be held on Monday, September 8,
2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Arbor Chapel Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14660 72nd
Ave., Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society
or the Surrey Fire Fighter's Charitable Society, 8767 132nd St., Surrey, BC,
V3W 4P1, will be greatly appreciated.
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WALLACE Lea Christina Born in Vancouver on October 21, 1911 and passed away
peacefully at Holy Family Residence on August 29, 2008. Lea was predeceased
by her beloved sisters, Claire Cotton, Evelyn Faulafer and Wilma Flemons.
She is survived by her nieces Wendie Kottmeier, Dianne Ledingham, Ronda
Milkovich and Shirley Smith who stood by her over her last challenging
years. Also survived by nephews, grandnephews and grandnieces. Lea spent her
working life in Vancouver retiring to her cabin at Gibsons where she found
great joy in her garden and her Christian community. There will be a
graveside service to celebrate her life at Mountain View Cemetery, Fraser
Street & 41st Avenue, on Monday, September 15th at 11:30 a.m. We are
thankful to all those who cared for Lea at Holy Family Residence. She
appreciated you and we know that she is now at rest with her sisters.
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