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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; September 13, 2008
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:14:35 -0700


Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; September 13, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 9/13/2008
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BAILLIE Randolph Bruce (Elvis) With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful
passing of Bruce on September 1st, 2008 at the age of 68. Born in Ocean
Falls, BC November 4th, 1939. Predeceased by his wife Anne of 46 years and
survived by his son Gordon, daughter Sandra and grandson Zachary. He loved
life, be it on the golf course as a volunteer in Palm Springs at the Bob
Hope Pro/Am Invitational or entertaining his many friends. He is remembered
wherever he went as an engaging, caring and sincere man who kept his sense
of humour and zeal for life till the last. Peace be with you on your
greatest journey. A Celebration of Life to be held Saturday, September 20th,
2008 at 2:00 pm at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu
of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society is appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/12/2008 -
9/14/2008


BAMPTON Lucille (nee Chmelyk) January 28, 1928 - September 10, 2008 It is
with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother and
grandmother. She will be forever missed by her loving family, son Larry,
daughter Debbie, grandchildren Daryl and Shayla, sister Sophie, and numerous
nieces, nephews, and friends. Born in Vilna, Alta, Lucille moved to New
Westminster at the age of 18. In 1951 she married Charles Bampton
(predeceased). Soon after they made Coquitlam their home. Lucille was an
inspiration to her family and friends. She was admired and respected by all
who knew her. She was a woman of strength, honor, and courage. She was much
loved and will be greatly missed. Funeral services to be held at Burquitlam
Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam, September 18, 2008. Viewing at 1:00
pm. Service at 2:00 pm and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, kindly
consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/13/2008


BANFIELD Lydia Caroline May 29, 1912 - September 06, 2008 Passed away
peacefully at Burnaby General Hospital. Lydia is predeceased by her husband,
Bill, and her sisters, Pauline, Tilly, and Edna, and only brother, Gus.
Lydia is survived by her daughter, Janice (Ardo) Muhlack, and son, Bill
(Lynne) Banfield. She is also survived by grandchildren, Russell Banfield,
Neil Banfield, and Sean Muhlack, and many nieces and nephews. Lydia was an
active member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church for over 75 years, and also
served many years faithfully at the Union Gospel Mission. She loved to
travel and took many trips to San Francisco, Arizona, Hawaii and Europe.
Lydia lived her life to the fullest and touched many peoples lives with her
generosity of spirit, her kindness, her beautiful smile and her deep abiding
faith. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a faithful
friend. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 6858
Fraser Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army, Southview Heights, Vancouver, B.C.
would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/11/2008 -
9/13/2008


BANFORD Frederick William (Buck)Born in New Westminster on March 30, 1925.
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on September 7, 2008 in
Nanaimo. Survived by his loving wife of 52 years Anne; his best friend Pal;
his children: Hector (Betsy), Eliot (Kym), Kathryn, Julia (Wayde), Laurelle
(Paul); his grandchildren: Jessica (Curt), Victoria, Dylan, Brianna, Aidan,
Morgan, Cole, Elias; and his great- grandchildren: Anais, Eva and Fraser.
Buck was a retired dentist, an avid gardener, and a lover of life and
family. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. A celebration of life
will be held on Saturday, September 27th, 2008 from 12 to 4 PM, at the
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, a donation in
memory of Fred may be given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity
of your choice. Until we meet again...
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/13/2008


BEATCH Bernice (nee Paton) Born February 25th, 1918 "in a taxi cab" in
Vancouver. Bernice passed away peacefully on September 10th, 2008 with her
daughter by her side at Royal Columbian Hospital. Predeceased by her
husband, Omer, sister, Marjorie and daughter, Marie and granddaughter Laura.
Bernice fondly remembered her growing up years in West Vancouver and her
years in California at Art School. She will be remembered as an accomplished
artist whose pictures will be treasured by many. She was a humble,
inspirational, devote Christian woman, loving mother and grandmother and
dear friend who will be forever missed, never forgotten and always in our
hearts. She is survived by her children: son, Nick (Bonnie), daughter,
Lorraine (Ron), grandchildren: Jeannette (Victor), Lisa (Bill), Andrew
(Olivia), Sean, Tyler, Caylee, step-grandchildren: Leslie, Vicky, Sherry,
Yuri, Darren, Jordan, great-grandchildren: Janelle, Jonathan, Jenaya,
Wilson, baby to be, Joleena, and Jona. A Mass of Christian burial will be
held at 11:00am on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at St. Francis de Sales
Parish, 6610 Balmoral Street, Burnaby, B.C. The family wish to give special
thanks to the palliative care staff at Royal Columbian Hospital for their
attentive and compassionate care and to the many dear residents and staff at
New Vista Care Home. In lieu of flowers please send donations to The
Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


BENNIE MARYJune 14th, 1919 - September 5th, 2008 Mary passed away peacefully
on September 5th at Brock Fahrni Pavilion in Vancouver. Predeceased by her
husband, Andrew in 1980 and her son Terry in 1945, she will be lovingly
remembered by her children Tony and Donald, grandchildren Andrea, Scott,
Todd and Chelsea and many nieces and nephews in Vancouver and Toronto.
Special thanks to the staff who attended her at St. Vincent's Hospital Brock
Fahrni Pavilion. No service by request, cremation. Condolences may be sent
to the family at 1422 Victoria Dr, Vancouver V5L 4G9. No flowers please.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


BERRY Frances (Fran) Elizabeth Laura (nee Betty Hobden)Fran died peacefully
at her home in Victoria on August 29, 2008, following a brief illness and in
the loving presence of her family. She was born in Salmon Arm on July 26,
1921, the daughter of Rev. J. D. and Frances Hobden. She spent much of her
youth in West Vancouver, then a small town accessible only by ferry. Fran
graduated from Vancouver General Hospital as a Registered Nurse and from UBC
where she obtained a BA and a BASc in Nursing. Fran and Tom started married
life on the family farm in Langley. They then enjoyed the adventure and
opportunity of making life-long friends during stops in Nicola and Giscome
before settling in the Comox Valley in 1956. There she played an active role
on their dairy farm, worked full time nursing and raised her family. In
2002, Fran and Tom moved to Victoria to be near family. Fran was a Public
Health Nurse in her professional life, first in Cloverdale and then in the
Comox Valley. Well known and admired in that role, she enjoyed the
preventive nature of her work. She was a staunch proponent and teacher of
pre-natal classes and a pioneer in the establishment of parenting groups as
a natural extension of them. Fran was a much-loved presence in her family
and her community. She was active in her Church and social organizations
such as the Comox Valley Homemaker Agency, which she was instrumental in
establishing, and in the Council of Women. She is survived by husband Tom of
almost 60 years, son John (Pat) in Burnaby, daughter Liz (Gorden) Kifiak in
Victoria, grandchildren Mark and Kevin Berry and Brian and Sarah Kifiak and
her brother, Dr. Lloyd Hobden and family in Montreal. Celebration of Life 2
PM September 20 at Cordova Bay United Church, 830 Claremont Avenue,
Victoria. Reception to follow. We plan to honour Fran's wish that we not
dwell on sympathy, and instead enjoy and reflect on the positive, happy
interactions that always characterized her approach to friends, family and
life itself. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity appreciated,
especially Covenant House (Vancouver) and Our Place (Victoria).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


BERTSCH Anton "Tony" Passed away at RoyaI Columbian Hospital on Wednesday,
September 3, 2008, at the age of 94 years. Tony was predeceased by his wife.
Helen, second wife Molly; parents Joseph and Theresa Bertsch, and daughter
Genevieve. He is survived by his son Donald (Sharon); 3 step children; 5
grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 step
great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Tony's Iife will take place on
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Arbor Chapel, Valley View Memorial
Gardens,14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey, with Rev. David Rodway officiating. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of one's choice would be greatly
appreciated by the Bertsch family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/13/2008


BLASCHUK Doreen Susan (nee Hedden) It is with great sadness that Doreen's
family announces her passing on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at the age of 68
years. She is sadly missed by her husband Walter, son Doug (Phyllis),
daughter Alison (Curtis), 7 grandchildren (Robert, Stephen, Michelle,
Jennifer, Brett, Todd and Lauryn), brother John (Myrna), several in-laws,
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Edith and Samuel
Hedden and her brother Claire (Suzie). Many thanks to all the staff of Zion
Park Manor in Cloverdale. A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday,
September 15, at 12:30 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Ave.,
Burnaby, BC. Interment will follow at Surrey Centre Cemetery.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


BODNER Inga Kirsten 1921 - 2008 Passed away peacefully at Highland Lodge in
Langley, B.C. on September 5, 2008 at 87 years of age. Born April 13, 1921
in Oslo, Norway, is predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Rudy. A
wonderful mother, Inga is survived by her children: Ron (Sue), Carol (Bob)
MacKenzie, Elaine (Ken) Sutton, Gary (Dawn), many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Highland
Lodge for their care of Inga. No service by request. A family gathering will
be held at a later date. Donations in Inga's memory can be made to Langley
Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


BORSHOLT Allan Roy May 16, 1933 - September 8, 2008 It is with profound
sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a very much loved husband,
dad, and papa, Allan Roy Borsholt. He will be greatly missed by his wife of
54 years Beverley, his two sons Brent (Judy), Mark, daughter Lisa and
adoring grandchildren Michael and Sean, as well as sister Helen (Doug).
Predeceased by parents Olaf and Carla and sister Norma (Bill). Roy was born
in Vancouver and spent most of his youth in Caulfield Cove West Vancouver.
There he learned and loved to sail and fish. In 1950 Roy joined the Canadian
Armed Forces and was shipped to the Korean conflict and was honourably
discharged in 1954. After arriving back home, he went to work for his father
at Borsholt Furniture. Soon after on a blind date he met the love of his
life and future bride Bev. After marring and settling down in North
Vancouver they expanded the Borsholt brood. With sailing and fishing aside,
Roy and Bev's new hobbies included watching and supporting their sons play
hockey and lacrosse and proudly watched his daughter climb the world
sporting scene of International and Olympic swimming. In 1990 Roy and Bev
retired to their lovely home on the hill in Oak Bay Victoria. With Dad not
being the type to "sit and smell the coffee", he now through himself into
real estate holdings and property management with Borsholt Equities. He also
became extremely active in the Korea Veterans Association locally and
nationally where he fostered many new friendships with his brothers in arms.
Roy and Bev also found time in their busy retired schedule to join and enjoy
RVing up and down the Island with a local RV club. With Dad's sudden and
unexpected passing he would be the first to say, "I can't go just yet, I've
got too much still to do". Dad's love, friendship, passion for life, his
strength, honour and courage will not only be missed by his family but by
all of his KVA comrades, business associates he had met or had the pleasure
to have been a part of his and their lives over the years. A memorial
service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive,
Saanich, September 16, Tuesday at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation
made in Roy's name may be forwarded to his Victoria KVA Unit #27. This will
then be forwarded to support the currently returning Canadian Veterans from
Afganistan. KVA of Canada Inc., Unit #27, Box 44182, 2947 Tillicum Rd,
Victoria V9A 7K1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/12/2008 -
9/14/2008


IN LOVING MEMORY DR. PATRICK BOYLE It is with great sadness that we advise
that Pat passed away on September 5, 2008. He died peacefully after a
courageous battle with Cancer. He was born November 13, 1921 in Toronto
Ontario. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years Kathy, who passed
away on December 7, 2007. Patrick was a devoted father and grandfather who
was so very proud of his grandchildren Brady and Katie. He was a man with
immense strength of character, and a great sense of humour. He will be
sorely missed by all who had the fortune to have known him. Special thanks
to the nurses in the palliative care ward who gave such wonderful
compassionate care in Dad's last few days. A Celebration of his life will be
held on Sunday September 28th, from 2-4 at the Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet
Road, North Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


BROOKFIELD Hannah Jane (nee Race)December 4, 1920 - September 1, 2008 Hannah
was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England, and died peacefully at Lions Gate
Hospital. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband Kenneth, daughters
Celia (Jeff) and Alison (Steve), grandchildren Heather and Evan, and many
family and friends. Married in Cardiff in 1949, Hannah and Ken moved to
North Vancouver in 1965 where they enjoyed a wonderful life together. Hannah
loved her family dearly. She was thoughtful and generous of spirit, with a
smile for everyone. In her long career as a teacher, she taught at North
Shore Neighbourhood House, Christopher Robin School at St. John's
Shaughnessy, and Collingwood School in West Vancouver. A person of deep
faith and prayer, Hannah was a lifelong Anglican. She was a devoted member
of the Mothers' Union for over 50 years, and actively involved in outreach
work and liturgical arts at St. Catherine's. A celebration of life and a
reception will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2008, at 1:30 pm at St.
Catherine's Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood, North Vancouver. In lieu of
flowers, donations to St. Paul's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated
for the wonderful cardiac care Hannah received over many years.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/13/2008


BYRNE Frank John Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 6,
2008. Born May 28, 1922 in St. Boniface, Manitoba. Frank was a veteran in
the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. He was a longtime member of the Plumber
and Pipe Fitter's Union Local 170 and worked for C.N.R. for 37 years. He was
dedicated to his family, kind and gentle, supportive, always helpful, ready
and willing to lend a hand and share his expertise. He especially enjoyed
"Happy Hour" and a good chuckle with family and friends. A special person to
all who met him. Frank will be lovingly remembered by Iris, the love of his
life and wife of 66 years, daughters Cheryl (Rick), Norma and Daria (Glenn),
grandchildren Rod, Lori, Clint, Frank and Jessica, two great-grandchildren
Brandan and Bailey, also by many other relatives and friends. No service by
request. Fraser Heights Chapel 604-589-2559
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


CRAWFORD George E. At the end of a long life's journey, George passed away
in Lions Gate Hospital on September 9, 2008. Predeceased by his parents,
brothers Alan and Jack and much loved wife Daphne. Survived by daughters
Penny (Lyle) MacLean, Jennifer Crawford, son George (Mary) Crawford,
grandchildren Alan and Susan MacLean, Kelly and Kimberly Crawford and
great-grandchildren Daniel and Dylan MacLean. Born in Vancouver on May 17,
1914, he was a veteran of World War II and had a long and respected career
in the graphic arts and lithographing industry. He loved his family, his
home and garden in North Vancouver and attributed his long life to enjoying
what he did for a living. No service by request, but a gathering of friends
and family of remembrance is planned at the family home on Everglade Place
on Sunday, September 21, 2008 between 2 and 5 p.m. We will all miss him... "
Go gently into the deep night dear heart and sleep."
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


Edna May Crumb March 10, 1908 - September 9, 2008 "EDDIE" passed away
peacefully at Crescent Gardens in South Surrey. Born in Toronto over 100
years ago, married Norman in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver. She is
survived by son Neil (Judy), daughter Carole (Werner), Grandchildren Jeff,
Deborah, Kevon, Michael, Bradley, Jason and 11 great-grandchildren. She is
now with her beloved Norman. They celebrated over 60 years of marriage.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/13/2008


FARRELL Michael Joseph (Mike) Passed away on Monday September 8th 2008 at
Langley hospice after a battle with cancer. He was born on October 13, 1944
in Toronto. Mike is survived by his wife of 42 years, Diana. Most of his
working life was spent in the telecommunication industry, first with B.C.
Hydro and later with cellular phone companies. A service to remember Mike
will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at 2:00 pm. at Personal
Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 - 275A Street, Aldergrove. In lieu of
flowers please make a donation to the Langley Hospice Society or the charity
of your choice. Society's First Alternative Services 604.607.1150
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/13/2008


(Memoriam)
In memory of Francesco Ferrato August 13, 1936 - September 14, 2007 It only
seems like yesterday that we had to say goodbye. We Love and miss you very
much. We miss your sense of humour and joy that you brought to everyone's
hearts. We know you're always with us and forever in our hearts. Love, your
adoring wife and all your family and friends. A memorial service will be
held at 6:30 pm Monday, September 15 at Our Lady of Sorrows.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


FRATINO DomenicaWe are sad to announce the passing of our Mother and Nonna,
Domenica, on September 12, 2008 at the age of 75 years. She is predeceased
by her husband Michele. Domenica is survived by her loving children,
Vincenzo (Sandi), Tina (Cam), Stefano (Natalie), Lida (Tom); grandchildren
Katrina and Brandon; her sister and brother. She also leaves many relatives,
nieces, nephews and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic
Church, 525 S. Slocan Street, Vancouver. Fathers of St. Charles Celebrant.
Entombment to follow at the South Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park,
Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer
Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


GAMBLE John Joseph 95, White Rock, British Columbia, went to sleep with his
beloved wife Kathleen on Monday evening and awoke Tuesday morning September
9, 2008 in the presence of the Lord. Born November 29, 1912 in County Cavan,
Ireland he immigrated to Hamilton, Ontario at the age of 16. His career was
in the field of commercial photo-engraving and lithography but his real life
work was truly his family, friends and his devout faith in Jesus Christ. He
is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Kathleen; three sons, John David
Gamble (Vilma Gamble), Courtney, British Columbia, Mark Gamble (Kristine
Gamble), Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Tim Gamble of Vancouver, British
Columbia, grandchildren Jessica, Daniel and Kathryn, two great
granddaughters, and special family friend Benilda John was preceded in death
by his infant son Paul, parents; William and Margaret Ann Gamble, brothers
William, and Victor and sister Millie. A memorial service will be held at
White Rock Community Church on Monday September 15 at 3PM followed by a
reception at the Church. A special thank you to Yolanda, Maria, and Cristina
from South Fraser Home Support Society. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to Trinity Western University "Gamble Memorial Scholarship", 7600
Glover Road, Langley BC V2Y 1Y1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


KEVAN GARNER Kevan Garner passed away suddenly on September 5th, 2008. He
was predeceased by his father, Henry Neudorf. Kevan is survived by his two
daughters, Brea and Maggie of Vancouver; his mother, Jacine, and his four
sisters, Rosemary (Kurny), Lorill, Lavone (Carson), and Robbin (Michael),
and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Kevan will be truly
missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday,
September 20th at 2:00pm at Island Gospel Church, 90 McColl Rd, Bowser,
Vancouver Island. Donations to Pacifica Treatment Centre - 1755 East 11th
Ave., Vancouver BC V5N 1Y9 (Tel: 604-872-5517) gratefully accepted in lieu
of flowers.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


GETTEL Ewald Lou September 18, 1924 to September 7, 2008 Lou passed away
peacefully after a sudden illness. He is survived by his wife Pearl,
children Gordon (Sally), Allan and Cathy, grandchildren Connor, Tyson and
Reagan, sister Elsie, brothers Ed (Irene) and Norman, sisters-in-law Rosalyn
and Joyce, brothers-in-law Rocky and Clarence, many nieces and nephews,
dedicated canine companion Tina, and numerous friends and neighbours. He was
predeceased by his brother Johnny and his parents Emma and John. Born on a
farm near Earl Grey, Saskatchewan, Lou farmed until 1954. He then moved to
the Coast and spent more than 50 years in Richmond, BC, where he raised his
family. Lou traded-farming wheat in Saskatchewan, and the long winters, for
milling lumber in Vancouver. He worked for 30 years at the Rayonier sawmill
in Marpole. Retirement allowed him time to enjoy his hobbies, including his
flower garden and his famous workshop. Always the farmer, Lou consistently
had something growing and was already planning for Spring. He shared his
dahlias and peonies with many friends and family. He taught his young
grandchildren how to dig potatoes out of his vegetable garden, which amazed
them. As a life-long recycler, Lou used his mechanical skills well. There
was almost nothing he couldn't fix or repair to extend its useful life -
often rebuilding one item into some other useful thing. Lou had a
neighbourhood reputation as the "go-to" man for lawnmower repair, a
challenge he thoroughly enjoyed as it allowed him to fix things and chat
with friends, two pastimes he relished. Lou was also an avid DIY builder. He
enjoyed home repairs and remodeling of all sorts. He helped others with
their own home improvements and problems as recently as last week. Lou loved
all animals, a compassion he developed in childhood growing up on the farm.
He rode his own horse to school and looked after it along with the other
barn animals. He was a practical guy who taught practical things such as
proper driving habits, turning up on time for work, maintaining your
possessions, turning off the lights when you leave a room, and putting
things away after use. He enjoyed teaching his grandchildren the same
principles. Lou was independent to the end. We will always remember him. A
celebration of Lou's life will be held at 7560 Petts Road in Richmond on
Sunday, September 14, 2008 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The family is grateful
to the ICU team at Richmond General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests donations to Richmond General Hospital lCU or the SPCA in his
memory.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/12/2008 -
9/13/2008


GRAHAM Barry MureBorn August 25, 1932 in Calgary, Alberta and passed away on
September 2, 2008 in Victoria, B.C. It is with deep sadness that we announce
the passing of Barry Mure Graham. Barry is survived Jean by his loving wife
of almost 54 years, sons Gordon (Amanda) and David (Melanie) and
grandchildren Hannah, Mairead, Eden, Megan and Matthew. Tragically, Barry
was predeceased by his youngest son John this past December. Dad battled
cancer for 1 year, having a very positive attitude the whole time. He was
out in the garden pulling weeds just 3 weeks ago. Fortunately dad was only
bed ridden for 4 days and in hospice for 2 days. After marrying mom in 1954
Barry decided to attend UBC and become a Chartered Accountant. But after
just 6 years as a CA the budding serial entrepreneur bought his first
business, The Arlington Hotel in Port Alberni, B.C. at age 32. Over the next
40 years dad went on to buy, operate and then sell many different businesses
throughout BC. From hotels in Port Alberni, Fort Nelson and Vancouver, to
the SS Beaver Steamship, an infamous North Vancouver nightclub under such
names as Goofy's, Holidays and Montanas, and finally a restaurant in La
Jolla, California. For many years Barry was definitely a workaholic, often
home just to sleep 5-6 hours. As dad got into his mid 50's he finally
started taking time off from work and enjoyed spending time with mom at
their second home on Lake Whatcom or sailing the west coast of BC and
Washington and later power boating the US north east coast well into their
60's. "The Bear" as he was affectionately known was definitely a character.
Never one for idle chit chat, dad would rather discuss serious and often
sensitive subjects. He loved to get people "started" while debating issues
and potentially solving the world's problems. Dad loved life and will always
be remembered for his adventurous spirit and genuine personality. The Graham
Family would like to pass on a very heart felt "thank you" to all the
Jubilee Hospital hospice staff. Your genuine kindness and concern for dad's
well being will never be forgotten. The family held a service and reception
to honor Barry at his home in Victoria on Saturday, September 6th. Please
feel free to e-mail your condolences to . We'd love to
here from any old friends or acquaintances. In lieu of flowers, donations to
The Graham Gardens (founded by Barry's father Mure in 1994) at The Saanich
Peninsula Hospital or The BC Cancer Agency would greatly be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/13/2008


(Memoriam)
JOHN HALL August 18, 1917 - September 13, 1998 Ten years since you slipped
away, At times it seems like yesterday. Lovingly Remembered by Wife Nan,
daughter Deirdre (Mrs. Greg Douglas), daughter Renate (Mrs. David Crawford)
and your twin grandchildren Aidan & Caitlin Crawford (7) whom you would have
been so proud of and loved so much.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


HAYDEN Joseph Frederick Bond (Joe) August 21, 1915 - September 11, 2008 Born
in Vancouver - a long time member of Beach Grove Golf Club. Survived by
Velva, his loving wife of 65 years and son Kelly (Connie) of Tacoma,
Washington. Predeceased by his parents Fred and Martha Hayden, sister Thelma
(Victor) Bourne, nephew Brian (Donna) Bourne, niece Arlene (Allan)
Whitehouse and his brother-in-law Delmer (Margaret) Best. Sincere thanks for
the care received at the Kinsmen Care Home in Tsawwassen especially to
nurses Danielle and Irene and the wonderful care givers on the second floor.
Dr. Magnuson was always there when needed. No services at Joe's wish.
Donations to Alzheimer's or the charity of your choice would be truly
appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


HENDERSON Mark Passed away on August 26, 2008 at the age of 51, in Burnaby,
after suffering from MS for the past 20 years. Mark is survived by his
mother Ellen, grandmother Emma, son Nicholas, daughter Stephanie, aunt
Henrietta, cousins, and uncle Bob and family. A memorial service will be
held at Normanna Rest Home, 7725 4th Street, Burnaby at 2:00 pm on Tuesday,
September 16, 2008. A special thanks to staff at Normanna.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


(Memoriam)
In Memory of Yvonne Louise Hughes September 14, 1931 - February 25, 2007
Great memories of you are forever in my thoughts Happy Birthday, Doug
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/13/2008 -
9/14/2008


(Memoriam)
In Memory Of SHIRLEY P. HUNTER 1926 - September 14, 1997 We who loved you
sadly miss you, As it dawns another year; In our lonely hours of thinking
Thoughts of you are ever near. - Love forever, Earl
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/13/2008


HUTCHINSON Hilda Gertrude December 6, 1910 - September 3, 2008 Gertie was
born in Chapleau, Ontario to William and Alice McMahon. The family included
two brothers, Cecil and John, and one sister, Wilma; all of whom are
previously deceased. Her father, a CNR freight train conductor, moved the
family to Vancouver when Gertie was one year old because of the many serious
train accidents occurring in the east. They lived in Coquitlam and New
Westminster before moving to Clarke Drive in Vancouver where she grew up.
Vancouver was home for her entire life. She attended Mount Pleasant and
Queen Alexandra Elementary Schools and graduated from Britannia Secondary.
After her senior matriculation year she began working in the insurance
industry at the age of 18 and retired at 71 years of age. Gertie met her
husband, Harold, while working for the Pacific Coast Fire Insurance Company.
They were married on June 5, 1940 and their daughter, Ruth, was born a few
years later. Gertie was predeceased by Harold in 1965. As a couple, they
were active in the St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church young people's group,
where she made many friendships which lasted her lifetime. Gertie had many
friends and lived a full and active life. As a young woman, she played right
halfback for the Britannia Grads grass hockey team. She often reminisced
about the team's trip by train to San Francisco and the good times that they
had together. In later years her interests turned to lawn bowling at
Vancouver's Terminal City Lawn Bowling Club. She enjoyed playing bridge with
the same friends for over 40 years. She travelled around the world, and when
at home Gertie enjoyed entertaining her friends, always in an elegant style.
She is survived by her daughter, Ruth, and son-in-law, Neil Thompson. Gertie
will be remembered for her sweet, gentle, kind and generous nature. She
worked hard and was a loyal friend. As a mother, there could be no better;
she gave unwavering selfless love, support and guidance. At Gertie's request
a service will not be held. In her memory donations may be made to the
Recreation Department at the Columbus Residence, 704 West 69th Avenue in
Vancouver where she resided for the past seven years. The family wishes to
thank the entire staff at Columbus Residence for their excellent care and
support of Gertie during those years.
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JACKSON Etta Mary Late of New Westminster, passed away September 10, 2008 at
the age of 100 years. Survived by many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and
nephews. Etta was the organizer as well as the 1st President of the U.C.W.L.
Prayers will be held Tuesday, September 16 at. 7:30pm in Columbia-Bowell
Chapel in New Westminster. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday,
September 17, 2008 at 10:30am, Holy Eucharist Cathedral, New Westminster.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
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Joyce Anne Kite December 3,1934 - September 6, 2008 It is with great regret
that we announce the passing of Joyce Kite on September 6, 2008 at Langley
Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. Joyce was a great wife,
mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is predeceased by husband of
49 years Robert "Bob" Kite. She will be greatly missed by daughter Sharon
Grice, son David Kite (wife April), grandchildren Melissa (Kevin), Christie
(Haven), and Rob Grice, as well as great-granddaughter Brianna. She is
survived by brother Jack (Irene) McGeorge. Also missing Joyce will be Bob
and Carol O'Connor, Stan and Clare McFadyen, Ken Grice and many other family
and friends. Joyce was an avid supporter of the arts and numerous charities.
She enjoyed playing cribbage, watching birds, tending her fantastic garden
and spending time with family and friends. Joyce was a wonderful person who
was always there when you needed someone and her passing is a great loss. A
celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 2:30 pm
at 21902 46A Ave., Langley.
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KOZAR Dorothy Ruth Eva Passed away on September 10, 2008 at 91 years of age.
Predeceased by her husband Charlie. Lovingly remembered by her children,
Leonard (Lynn), Dennis (Angie), Dianne (Brad); grandchildren, Karen (Will),
Ryan (Juliette), Heather (Dan), Jason (Stacey); and great-grandchildren,
Ashley, Nathen, and Matthew. Dorothy was a dedicated volunteer at CNIB and
an avid bowler for many years. She will be sorely missed by family and
friends. Following Dorothy's wishes - no service will be held.
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In memory of our loving Mother Margit Iren Kutasi September 28, 1923 -
September 5, 2008 Passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord after
a courageous battle with illness, she is predeceased by her husband, Lajos.
Margit will be missed by her loving children, Zsuzsanna Wass de Czege,
Ildiko Galter, Arpad Kutasi and grandchildren Bence, Elke, Teye, Daniel,
Lauren, Kevin, family and friends. The memorial service to celebrate her
life will be held Saturday, September 13, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist
Church, 949 3rd. Ave., Hope, B.C. In an expression of sympathy, please
donate to the Canadian Cancer Society. We will always keep your spirit and
loving ways in our hearts and cherish the memories you left behind.
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BEV LEMON July 4, 1946 - September 8, 2008 LEMON - Beverley (Bev) Joan (nee
Gilchrist) passed away peacefully after a valiant fight against colon cancer
with her husband Doug by her side. Through her passion and zest for life,
Bev, who was best known as "The Make a Difference Lady" touched the lives of
so many through her work as a keynote speaker, trainer, facilitator and
motivator. Although a life lived too short, Bev was an extraordinary lady
who made every moment count! We are all blessed with memories that will be
forever overflowing! Friends, family and peers were inspired by her
contagious attitude and infectious smile and Bev was humbled to have called
so many her friend. Bev is survived by her loving husband Doug of more than
40 years, daughter Shelby, son Rob (Sarah) and two grand-daughters Hailey
and Caylah. Bev was an incredible wife, mother, nannie, aunt, cousin and
most of all an exceptional friend and will be sorely missed by all! A
special thank you to Dr.'s John Barclay, Wendy Chin, Dr. King and staff and
all of the wonderful nurses and staff at PAH Palliative Care for their
compassion and support. In lieu of flowers, Bev requested donations to the
BC Cancer Agency for research and prevention of colorectal cancer. A link
for donations has been provided at www.bevlemon.com . A celebration of Bev's
life will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, September 19, 2008 at Newlands Golf
and Country Club - 21025 48th Avenue, Langley, BC.
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LIM Louise Shew Hing (nee Chan-Kent) Born September 1, 1937 in Vancouver,
B.C., Louise Shew Hing passed away peacefully the morning of September 6,
2008 at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. She will be lovingly remembered by
her husband, Robert "Bob", of 41 years, son Russell, daughter Tracy (Siu)
and her two grandchildren Tamara and James. She was the youngest of her
family and is survived by brothers Robert (Leslie), Joe (Mae), Ernest
(Yvonne), Samuel "Bunny", Cecil "Sonny", Peter (Rosa) and sisters Mary,
Doris, Kay, Noreen (Duncan), Bessie (Eddie), and Susan (Art). An avid golfer
and tennis player, Louise was always energetic. Louise had a cheery
attitude, and an easy going nature taking life's challenges in stride. Her
unwavering love and dedication to her husband after his stroke was inspiring
and tells you what an amazing woman she was. She bravely battled breast
cancer for over 20 years. She will be always loved and always remembered.
Funeral service will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak
Avenue, Burnaby, BC on Tuesday, September 16 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, a
donation to the B.C. Cancer Foundation ( www.bccancerfoundation.com ) in
memory of Louise Lim would be greatly appreciated by her family.
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(Memoriam)
BRYAN LINDGREN November 4, 1945 - September 13, 1968 Wish we could have
grown old together, my dear cousin. - Love Beverley
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(Memoriam)
In Loving Memory of Sgt. Keith Logan February 27, 1957- September 17, 2007 I
know that He lives, for I saw Him today in a hand that was offered to me on
my way, in the warmth of a smile that was offered to cheer me, in the touch
of a friend who took time just to hear me. I heard His voice in the words of
support whispered to me when my hope had run short. Yes I know that He lives
for I see how he sends His love every day... in the caring of friends. Love
Deborah, Ryan (Melissa) grandaughter Ryleigh, Keighla and Brett. Sisters
Barb (Al), Sandi (Geoff), Jennifer (Shane) and families. Parents, Jim and
Irene. Father-in-law Stan; sister-in-law Delrene; brother-in-law Charles
(Barb) and family. We miss you!!
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MacDonald - Corinne (nee Cuddie) It is with great sadness that we announce
the passing of our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Corinne MacDonald at the
age of 83. She was a woman of incredible strength and courage, and she will
be forever missed by her daughters, Darrelene (Deenie) Ickringill (Norman),
Debbie Baceda, and granddaughters Roxanne and Ashley. There will be no
service as Corinne's request. The family would like to thank New Vista
Society Staff for their kindness and compassion during this time. In lieu of
flowers, donations in Corinne's memory to the Alzheimer Society would be
greatly appreciated.
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William (Bill) Ronald MacDonald OStJ, KJL, CD Born 21 March 1932 Died 8
September 2008 Bill was born, raised, educated and lived in Vancouver all
his life. He enjoyed a long and successful military career starting as an
Army Cadet and eventually being commissioned as an Officer in the Irish
Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment) and the Royal New Westminster Regiment. He
retired in the rank of Major. He maintained his connection with the military
by contributing his time with the Trust of the Irish Fusiliers and as a
member of the Commanding Officer's Committee of the British Columbia
Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own). Bill enjoyed a varied and interesting
career when not contributing his time to the military. He owned a moving and
storage business, worked for the HJ Heinz Company many years, owned and
operated a laundry business followed by a restaurant. He eventually decided
that teaching was his forte and taught at the Langley Secondary School until
his retirement. He was a member of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem and
a Knight of the Order of Saint Lazarus. Bill supported many charities during
his life time and was most generous in donating to them. Bill was
predeceased by his mother Ada and his father William. Bill passed away
peacefully with his family and friends at his side
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MacINNES - Garthia Elaine August 20, 1941 - September 11, 2008 It is with
great sadness we announce the passing of Garthia Elaine MacInnes (nee Tait).
Survived by her husband Donald MacInnes, loving son Gordon (Angie), loving
daughter Sheila, her two grandchildren Kyle and Alicia, as well as her
sister Marilyn (Tim), brother Jim (Debbie), stepmother Helen, and many
neices and nephews. We also have to include the two canine loves of her
life, Saber and Jasmine. Garth's courageous fight came to an end in Surrey
Memorial Hospital, with Don by her side. She was an independant, strong
willed woman who inspired and touched many lives. Garth was a loving and
faithful mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend. She will be greatly
missed and lovingly remembered. Funeral services will be held on Friday,
September 19th at 1:00pm at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 20676 Fraser Hwy,
Langley, BC. Refreshments will follow in the church hall.
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MacNAUGHTON - James (Jim) Elwood April 28, 1924 - September 6, 2008 Jim was
born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Survived by sister Olive Morrison,
Kingston, Ontario, niece Sheila Silzer, Toronto, Ontario, grand niece Amy,
grand nephew Scott and good friend Cameron. He is also survived by many
other relatives and many good friends. Jim worked for many years with the
Royal Bank of Canada. Jim had many interests and involvements particularly
Highlands United Church, North Vancouver, the Vancouver Sympathy Society and
the B.C. Fuchsia and Begonia Society. A celebration of Life will be held on
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255
Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Jim's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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MARCOTTE Onile Andre (Neil) Born July 27, 1921 in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan.
Passed away peacefully at the age of 87 at Royal Columbian Hospital after
surgery, with his daughters by his side. He is survived by his wife Helen,
daughters Donna (John), Debbie and son Doug. He was predeceased by son
Wayne. He also leaves behind his brother Bob, many special nieces, nephews,
great nieces, great nephews and a lot of wonderful friends. Neil was a
honourary life member of the Knights of Columbus as well as a 62 year member
of Local 213 of the I.B.E.W. Neil enjoyed traveling with his wife Helen and
spent many winters in Arizona and Salton Sea in California. He and Helen
made several trips across Canada, traveled to China and the Cook Islands and
also took a couple of cruises. In recent years, Neil spent many hours at his
computer, staying in touch with his circle of e-mail friends. Neil was a
wonderful husband to Helen and father to his children. He was always there
to lend a hand to help others and will be remembered by many for his kind
heart and his will to live his life to the fullest. His faith was strong and
he had an indomitable spirit. He will always be in our hearts. Prayers will
be held Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 pm at St. Patrick's Church, 22561 -
121st Ave., Maple Ridge, BC. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, September
17, at 1:00 pm at St. Patrick's Church. A reception will be held at 2:30 pm
at Maple Ridge Golf Course, 20818 Golf Lane, Maple Ridge, BC. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a
charity of one's choice.
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MARTINO Deborah Marie Passed away unexpectedly on September 6, 2008 at
Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 50. She will be lovingly remembered
by her father Len Zawalski (Kathy Zawalski), her mother Jeanette Churchill
(Bob Churchill), her sister Carol Kleinberg (Stuart Kleinberg), her sister
Julie Gallagher (Charles Gallagher), and nieces Hannah and Linda Gallagher,
her sister Sue Gearst (John Gearst), her sister Janel Zawalski and her
boyfriend Jamie Sikorski. She was a talented and accomplished teacher,
artist and loving daughter, sister, auntie and friend to all she knew. In
lieu of flowers, donations gratefully acknowledged to BC Cancer agency. A
funeral service will be held at 11am, September 15, 2008, at Guardian Angel
Parish, 1161 Broughton St., Vancouver. Kearney Funeral Services 607-736-0268
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MAURO Emilia (Del Vecchio), Born October 23,1920 in Grimaldi, Cosenza,
Italy, died peacefully at Burnaby Hospital on September 7, 2008 after a
brief illness. Predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe, in 1987, and survived
by her loving family, sons Vincenzo (Arun), Bruno (Kathy), Mario (Joy), and
her grandchildren Anthony, Daniel, Chiara, Aaron, Jordan, Andrew and
great-granddaughter, Molly Emilia. Also survived by her dedicated nephew Joe
Mauro and family, sister Francesca Milinazzo, and other family and friends
in Italy and Canada. Emilia immigrated to Canada in 1953 with her young
sons, joining her husband in Natal/Michel, B.C. In 1964, the family moved to
Vancouver and the house on Rupert Street where Emilia lived ever since,
tending her backyard vegetable garden until this past summer. She was a
strong woman, devoted to her family, with a lively sense of humor, and will
be dearly missed. Private family service. In her memory, donations may be
made to Canadian Diabetes Association, PO Box 26331 Stn BRM B, Toronto, ON
M7Y 4R1. Tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
www.MeM.com
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9/13/2008


Lois Evangeline Isabelle Christian McLean Born November 8, 1924, Calgary
Alberta Said "Cheerio" September 2, 2008, Vancouver BC How do we describe
our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and precious friend? Lois attracted
everyone to her with her warm, welcoming energy. She had the gifts of a
positive outlook and the joy of living in the moment. She was always ready
with a pot of tea and plate of cookies or an "Oh, (your name), I was just
thinking about you!" when you called her on the phone. She kept friends from
childhood and made new friends with each new endeavor, and she treasured us
all. Lois grew up in the train station in Beiseker, Alberta, where her dad
was the station master and her mom made roast beef dinners with Yorkshire
pudding that have never been matched. This is where she and her friends hid
under the platform, placing pennies on the track and watching the trains
roar by. This is also where she developed her fondness for train travel, and
she cherished memories of trips to the coast with her parents to stay at
English Bay. She and her family moved to Edmonton when she was 16 and she
attended Victoria Composite High School, loving the city and her brand new
library card. She was always a girl who devoured books and her zest for a
good tale kept her entertained throughout her life. After high school, she
won a contest to attend the Banff School of Fine Arts, pursuing her first
passionĂƒâ€¡theatre! She also attended U. of A. and obtained her B.Ed. (1946)
ensuring her a sensible back-up plan, which pleased her parents. She was one
of the original members of the Everyman Theatre Company, a pioneering group
of travelling thespians led by her favourite instructor from Banff, Sydney
Risk. Lois followed her heart to swinging London, England in 1952. She spent
a fabulous youth immersed in the theatre scene, using her affinity for
accents in radio shows, forming friendships that would last a lifetime and
marrying in 1958. She and her husband, Biren, returned to Canada in 1959 and
settled in Alberta (where Sheela and Byron arrived) and then in Vancouver,
BC (where she was blessed with Robin and Andrew). She adored teaching high
school English. She was a super-involved,
pack-as-many-kids-as-possible-in-the-stationwagon, singing around the house
kind of mom, whose kids and grandkids will never hear "Wouldn't it be
Loverly?" in anyone else's voice. She always said she had a tremendous
learning experience working in the offices of her brother David in the 80's.
Lois embraced the diversity and uniqueness of every person and their life
story, and was a strong woman in all family circumstances. Lois loved each
opportunity to travel. She spent many a luminous evening listening to the
Vancouver Symphony and attending as many small and large theatre
productions, musicals and films as she could. She reserved criticism for
individuals who should not have won an Oscar, yet walked away with a statue
anyway. Her performance as "Bloody Mary" in TUTS' South Pacific in 1975 is a
classic in both TUTS and family history. She was the source of information
among friends and family all over the globe, she was a storyteller to one
and all, and the Lifewriting group at Brock House afforded her the chance to
write about her treasure chest of life experiences. Music always inspired
her and she looked forward with excitement to performances sponsored by the
Vancouver Women's Musical Society. Lois: Your sister (Daphne), brother and
sister-in-law (David & Brenda), daughter, sons and daughter-in-law (Sheela,
Byron, Robin, Andrew and Miranda), grandchildren (Kamila, Drake, Jessi),
nephews and niece and their partners (Doug, Kim, Randy and Cindy, Jon,
Cameron and Petra, Jason, Sacha & Melanie and little Hazel), intrepid
cousins (Agnes, Ken, Phyllis), next generation of cousins (Lynn and Wilf,
Bob and Chris) and so many loyal, beautiful friends that it would be
impossible to try to name them, will miss you sooooooo much. xoxo We will
hold a celebration of your life in the way you always wanted. No funeral, no
black, no mourning. Friends, music, children, food, and stories told about
you and each other to strengthen the web of friends and family that so
defined your life. This will be held at Brock House, 3875 Point Grey Road,
Vancouver on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 1:00pm. The family extends a warm
thanks to the staff which provided such phenomenal care for Lois at
Vancouver General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sydney J.
Risk Foundation to support young theatre professionals would be a fitting
testament to Lois' memory. Please contact or Don and Heather
Risk at 604-738-9224 for more information.
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McNEIL - Robert James Born in North Vancouver, B.C., July 4, 1964. Passed
away peacefully on September 3, 2008, at his home in Vancouver, B.C.
Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Vonne McNeil, step-mother Aline
(Helen) McNeil, and brothers David and Stephen. Lovingly survived and sadly
missed by his brother, John, of Vancouver, B.C. as well as his colleagues
and many close and personal friends, particularly one with whom he shared
many special times and confidences, Kathy McKenzie (nee Rowlands), of
Vancouver, B.C. The support given during this difficult time is greatly
appreciated and it showed the world how much Rob was loved by everyone.
Special thanks to Kathy and cousin Mike Flood for their unfailing support
and generosity of time to the family at this difficult time. Robert was a
graduate of Ridgeway Elementary and North Vancouver Senior Secondary (1982),
followed by attendance at Capilano College. He maintained a position in
financial administration with a few institutions before successfully
settling in at PI Financial Corporation, where Robert garnered the respect
of his superiors and co-workers, never turning from a challenge presented to
him. Robert lived and died with dignity. Robert's happiest times were when
he was jamming with his friends, sitting back and listening to his favourite
artists and seeing his favourite bands live. His passion for music was well
known and his tastes varied. Rob was also a collector of guitars, acoustic
as well as electric. His collection was continually growing along with his
experience in mastering the instrument. His other hobbies included skiing,
video games, board games, particular Axis & Allies, reading about world
history and hanging out with friends. Robert will be remembered mostly for
his sense of duty to all those he worked and played with, while maintaining
a strong sense of humour and sharp wit, enjoyed and appreciated by all those
he encountered. Prayers to be offered Monday, September 15, 2008 at 7 pm at
Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards St. (at Dunsmuir St.), Vancouver, BC.,
followed by a Funeral Mass, Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 2:30 pm at Holy
Rosary Cathedral . Cremation to follow. A gathering of friends and family to
celebrate Robert's Life to be announced at a later date. Family Contact:
. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Heart &
Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Kearney Funeral Services
604-736-0268
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MEILLEUR Clement "Clem" Joseph Clem died peacefully at Laurel Place Hospice,
Surrey, on August 31, 2008. He was 79 years old. Clem was born in Fort
Frances, Ontario, on June 23, 1929, the eldest of ten children. Clem is
survived by his sweetheart, Susan; by sisters Evelyn (Peter), Leah, Cecile
(Henri), Jeanne (Eugene), Emma, and Simone (Bernie); by brothers Andre
(Lorraine), and Oliver (Irene); by his children Darlene (John), Marc
(Paula), Sammi (Keenan), Gerald (Laura), and Jacqueline (Robert); by seven
grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. A brother, Marcel, preceded
him in death in 2007. Clem excelled in every endeavour. On the job, he was a
productive lumberjack, an excellent painter and construction tradesman, and
an enterprising owner of Maillardville Lanes. Clem was passionate about all
sports. As a young man, he won many horseshoe tournaments. He was a bowling
champion many times over and continued to receive national recognition in
his senior years. He was a force to be reckoned with in duplicate bridge and
snooker. He enjoyed watching all sports on television and was most
passionate about hockey and football. Clem was a diversified dancer and
enjoyed rock 'n roll and "The Twist" in particular. A Memorial will be held
for Clem in the Chelsea Gardens Clubhouse, Surrey, on November 9, 2008.
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MERINSKY Anton (Tony) May 31, 1920 - September 7, 2008 Tony passed away on
Sunday morning at Cottage Hospice in Vancouver. Predeceased by Gertrud
(Trudy), his wife and best friend for 60 years, he will be greatly missed by
son Tom, daughter-in-law Abigail and grandchildren Richard and Margot. Tony
was born in Vienna, Austria, married Trudy in 1946 and immigrated to Canada
in 1954. They loved their adopted home and traveled extensively throughout
BC and North America in their camper van where they shared many beautiful
sunrises and sunsets together. Winters in Hawaii and summers on the road,
they were always ready for the next adventure. Now they can share the
sunrises and sunsets once again. Thank you to the staff at Cottage Hospice
for their kind and compassionate care during Dad's final weeks. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made in Tony's memory to St. James Community
Services Society, 329 Powell St. Vancouver BC, V6A 1G5, specifying "for
Cottage Hospice." No service, by request.
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MICHALEC Bill Louis Peacefully passed away on September 10th, 2008 after a
lengthy illness. A special thanks to St. Michael's Hospice for all their
care and support. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Kay, children Joanne,
Beverly, Karen (Scott), John (Teresa). Grandchildren Matthew, Kris, Kaidy,
Julianne, Justine, Kyle and one sister Jean (MaryKnoll Sisters). A Funeral
Mass will be held Tuesday, September 16 at 12:00 noon at St. Peter's Church.
A Celebration of Life to follow. Evening prayers will be on Monday,
September 15 at 6:30 pm at Columbia-Bowell Chapel. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation and St. Michael's Hospice.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
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NICHOLS Doris Passed away on the 2nd of September 2008. The family of the
late Doris in the United Kingdom are trying to trace her grandchildren
Maxine and Vanessa, daughers of the late Terrance and Esme Harrison. Please
contact F. Wood & Sons Funeral Directors, Prince George Street, Skegness,
Lincolnshire, England. Contact phone: 07154763119, fax number 01754764148,
email address:
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NOMURA Lillian (nee Harker) Born September 2nd, 1935 in Newcastle, England
and passed away peacefully on September 08, 2008 with her husband Sam by her
side at Langley Memorial Hospital. She was a loving mother and grandmother
who will be forever missed, never forgotten and always in our hearts. She is
survived by her husband Sam; daughter Jillian (Mike), sons Jon (Kari), and
Justin; her grandchildren Samantha, Nicholas, William and Jeremy. A private
memorial service is to be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 13th, 2008
from the chapel at Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond. In
lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lillian can be made to the charity
of your choice. Kodan gratefully declined.
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9/13/2008


Oliver Patrick O'Rourke June 20, 1946 - September 9, 2008 Passed away this
past week. He will be missed dearly by his wife Patricia, his sons Paul,
Aidan, Owen and his daughter Janine. Ollie was loved by his family,
grandchildren and many friends. Prayers will be held 6:00 pm, September 16th
and a Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, September 17th, both
at Immaculate Conception Church, 8842 - 119th Street, Delta. God Bless Dad.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
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PARNELL Bill February 14, 1928 - September 6, 2008 The final gun has
sounded;
the last race has been run. He will be missed by his loving wife Joan, son
John, daughter Leslie (Barry) Wilson, and son Keith (Gina), daughter Jacqui
(Chris) Frehlick, grandchildren; Sean (Christina) Wilson, Kyle Wilson, Joel
and Morgan Parnell, Zack Frehlick, Scott and Brett Parnell, brothers; Mike
(Marilynn) Pamell, Doug (Florence) Parnell, brother-in-law Jack Morgan, Bill
was also loved by many relatives and friends. Predeceased; by sister,
Susanne. Bill was an outstanding track athlete at North Van High and
Washington State University where he was honoured as an All- American. He
ran for Canada in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and 1950 and 1954 British
Empire Games. He won gold in the mile and bronze in the 880 in Auckland,
N.Z. in 1950. Bill was honoured to carry the flag for Canada at the opening
ceremonies in Helsinki Olympics in 1952 and captain the 1954 Canadian team,
taking the athlete's oath at the opening ceremonies in Vancouver. He began
his teaching career at Sir Sanford Fleming in Vancouver in 1953. In 1954, he
moved to Kelowna where he taught high school for 3 years. In 1957 he moved
back to North Vancouver where he taught at Delbrook High for 20 years and
retired after teaching at Handsworth Secondary for 10 years. `Coach P' was
head football coach for Delbrook when they won the Shrine Bowl in 1969. He
was recently honoured for coaching high school sports in North Vancouver for
50 years. Other honours were his induction into the BC Sports Hall of Fame
in 1970 and the Canadian Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame in 1977. Bill
received the Norton Crowe Memorial Award as Canada's Male Athlete of 1949.
Bill was an avid gardener, cook, wine maker, world traveler and volunteer.
He enjoyed hiking, skiing, cycling and golfing. A celebration of Bill's life
will be held at Delbrook gym, 600 W. Queens Rd, North Van, September 21 at 2
pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society or
Lions Gate Palliative Care Unit.
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PATRICK John Mitchell Passed away peacefully at Banfield Pavilion on
September 8, 2008 at the age of 67. He is predeceased by his loving wife and
best friend Jeanine. He will be missed by his family and friends. A Memorial
Service will be held on Friday, September 19th at 11:00 am at Our Lady of
Perpetual Help at 2465 Crown Street (at 10th Ave) Vancouver. In lieu of
flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice
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9/14/2008


PEDERSEN Karen Irene April 6, 1927-September 10, 2008 Karen passed away
peacefully September 10, 2008. Karen was born in Denmark on April 6, 1927.
Karen is predeceased by her husband, Henry June 2, 1997 and her
granddaughter Kristina August 16, 2008. Karen is survived by her sister
Bodil, her brother Sven (Ellie), her 4 children, Kris (Eric), Bonnie (Jack),
Lisa (Val), Peter (Valerie), her 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews. No service by request. Karen's family will
celebrate her life on Saturday, September 20, 2008.
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9/14/2008


CHARLES WILLIAM PHIPPS August 2nd 1945 - September 5, 2008 63 years - A life
short, but well lived. The Tuna has left us. Born in Vancouver, Chuckie
graduated from UBC and dedicated his life, personally and professionally to
teaching math and sports. Charlie lived and loved sports, all sports 24/7,
including rugby, tennis, basketball and baseball. The Tackle Terror,
nicknamed the Tuna, he played #73 for the UBC Thunderbirds. He coached 242
winning football teams at Hugh Boyd Secondary School, where he taught math
and physical education for 34 years, ultimately winning 4 Provincial
Football Championships. Coaching golf and basketball nudged between student
ski field trips fleshed out his commitment. During his latter years, he
officiated for the Pacific Northwest Football Collegiate Association,
traveling as far as Oregon to referee each week during the football season.
He remained a scratch golfer until weeks before his strength left. A
beautiful skier, each winter Chuckie traded clubs for poles and skied every
day of the season during his retirement, truly loving Mountain Hosting
guests for Whistler Blackcomb. The Tuna remained a teacher and organizer for
all his days. He is an honorary appointee to the BC Coaches Hall of Fame.
Special acknowledgement must be made to the Lions Gate Oncology Team headed
by Dr. Paul Klimo, the Sea to Sky Oncology coordinators led by Pam Lange,
the Squamish General Hospital palliative team, the Whistler Golf Club and
his "PGA" golf chums. The gentle, professional excellence, energy and kind
humorous spirits of these folks matched Charlie's determination to leave
everything on the golf green or on the hill. Our dear cantankerous Chuckster
had a great life, a warrior to the end. He will be mourned by his wife
Janice Lloyd and his mother Clarice Phipps. Charlie was predeceased by his
father Donald Phipps, his two sisters Irene Fletcher and Jeanette Jackson,
and will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, in laws and lifelong
friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lions Gate Hospice
Society. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held on Sunday, October 5th
at 2:00 PM at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, 4300 South West Marine
Drive, Vancouver, B.C. An additional celebration will be held in Whistler,
the time and date to be announced in the Whistler Question and the Peak. To
sign book of condolences, please click on squamishfuneralchapel.com
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PRESTON Donald George June 17, 1929 - September 8, 2008 Don died at Lions
Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, after a brief struggle with cancer. A man of
integrity, wit and charm, he will be dearly missed by Helen his loving wife
of 57 years; his children Susan Carberry (Dan) of Vanderhoof, B.C.; Keith
(Mary) of Halifax, Nova Scotia; Brian (Debbie) of Maple Ridge; and eight
grandchildren. He is also mourned by his sister Ruth Heatherington and
sister-in-law Dora Caruso, as well as his nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Don worked for B.C. Telephone Co. for 34 years before retiring in 1986. He
was a Telephone Pioneer. Service to the community was very important to Don.
He was a member of Lynn Valley United Church and served on the Vancouver-
Burrard Presbytery of the United Church of Canada. He was Past President of
The Kiwanis Club of North Vancouver and a member of Kiwanis Club of
Evergreen; as well as Chair of the City of North Vancouver Public Library
Board for 6 years. Heartfelt thanks to Drs. Lakha, Hahn and Sugar; and the
staff at Lions Gate Hospital for the compassionate care they gave Don. A
celebration of Don's life will be held at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201
Mountain Highway, North Vancouver on Monday, September 15 at 1PM. In lieu of
flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to North Vancouver Kiwanis
Foundation, 170 West 2nd St. North, Vancouver, B.C. V7M 1C4.
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9/13/2008


PRIOR Marcia Louise May 30, 1915 - September 7, 2008 Only child of Charles
and Eva Prior. Predeceased by her cousins, Daphne Tye and Pep Groos and
survived by cousin, Charles Loewen. Marcia was a special "aunt" to her many
nieces and nephews, including Ian, Mark, Anna, Martha, Alex, Laura,
Madeleine, Brian and Hilary. Marcia lived her whole life in Victoria, almost
all of it in her beloved family home in Oak Bay. A long-time member of the
community, she enjoyed skiing, skating, photography and had a special place
for the pets in her life. Marcia, we will miss your infectious laughter.
Memorial Service at St. Mary The Virgin, Oak Bay, 1701 Elgin Road, Victoria
BC, Friday, October 3rd, at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a
donation to your local SPCA in Marcia's memory.
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PROUD Margaret Julianna Margaret passed away peacefully on Wednesday,
September 10, 2008 at Langley Lodge Care Facilities. Marge will be missed by
her familly and friends. There will be a service at Victory Memorial Funeral
Park, 14831-28 Ave., Surrey on Friday, September 19th at 12:00 p.m.
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9/14/2008


JOHN CHRISTOPHER RACICH Sadly, John passed away on the morning of September
11, 2008. John was born in Richmond on June 3rd, 1992 and was raised in his
much loved community of Tsawwassen. Greatly mourning his passing are his
devoted parents, John and Gerry and his loving sister, Kelsey. John will
also be lovingly remembered by his grandparents, John and Ann Racich and
Dorothy Maxwell, as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins and close
friends. We will never forget John's inspiring courage and unique sense of
humour. He will be cherished in our hearts forever. A celebration of John's
life will be held on Tuesday, September 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Tsawwassen
Alliance Church at 4951 12th Avenue. John and Gerry would like to express
their deepest gratitude to the Craniofacial Team at B.C. Children's
Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to B.C.
Children's Hospital.
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9/14/2008


RAY Jessie Hannah August 6th, 1919 - September 3, 2008 Passed peacefully at
Inglewood Care Centre at age 89. Dearly missed by her husband of 58 years,
Herbert E. Ray, daughter Joanne and son Karl, and spouses. Loved and
remembered by five grandchildren Heather, Aaron, Christie, Steven and
Malcolm and survived by sister Beatrice Ridgeway and brother Earl Stevens,
their families and her many nieces and nephews. A decorated air force
veteran, community volunteer, homemaker, philanthropist and lady, Jessie Ray
(nee Stevens) was an extraordinary spirit. She joins her son Herby Jr. who
passed in 1994 ... and they are dancing together in heaven. Her life was
privately celebrated at a Mass for the Resurrection, on September 10th at
St. Anthony's Catholic Church, West Vancouver, Father Stuart presiding. In
lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Society are requested. "Fill
our Hearts with Thy Grace, O Lord"
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9/13/2008


REED Garth Passed away September 5, 2008 after a 6 month battle with the big
"C". Born in Verdun Que. His career took him to Winnipeg & Vancouver. He
retired to a lovely rural estate in East Sooke (Victoria, BC.) He leaves to
mourn his wife of 53 years Joan (Whittaker) who along with daughters Lori
and Rori (George) were at his side at his passing. Older daughter Joni
resides in Toronto with husband Laurie and 2 children. He also leaves to
mourn his brother Brian (Jeanne) and family of Lasalle Que., 3 grandchildren
and many nephews and nieces. He will be sadly missed. His remains to be
scattered on the property he loved. Donation in his memory could be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society.
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9/13/2008


REID Gordon February 9th, 1928 - September 4th, 2008 It is with profound
sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon, wonderful husband, father,
grandpa, brother-in-law, uncle, friend. Survived by his loving wife Dixie,
cherished daughters Susan, Penny (Don Heidema) and Nancy (Albert
Jasamanidse) and his most precious granddaughters Jessica, Madison and
Nicole. Also lovingly remembered by sisters-in-law, Elsie, Helen, Olive,
Irene; brothers-in-law, Glen, Ed, many nieces, nephews and friends. Gordon
heard his last siren and breathed his last breath surrounded by love after a
long illness complicated by Pulmonary Fibrosis from fighting fires in the
early years on the job. Served proudly on the Vancouver Fire Dept for 36
years retiring as Batallion Chief. We want to thank the many Angels who
looked after Gordon with so much compassion and empathy through his 14
months in care - especially the Angels at 3 Links. In Lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in memory of Gordon Reid to the BC Professional
Firefighters Burn Fund at www.burnfund.org or to Union Gospel at www.ugm.ca
A celebration of Gordon's life will be held on Friday, September 19,, 2:00
pm at the Firefighters Banquet and Conference Centre.
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9/14/2008


RHEAUME Lucy Evangeline Beloved Lucy Evangeline, born November 4, 1958 in
Vancouver, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2008 at Lions Gate
Hospital in North Vancouver. Survived by her sister Linda, brother Richard
and her dearly loved nephew Cole. Lucy will be missed by her friends, family
and former co-workers who will remember her for being passionate about life.
She loved travelling, reading, fashion and socializing with friends. Lucy's
past employment included: The Texan, Benson's Graphics, Pacific Cellular, a
local architectural firm, and most recently at Sinclair Dental as their
payroll and human resources specialist. Always improving her skills and
abilities, both personally and professionally, she was a perpetual scholar
and was constantly improving herself through courses. Lucy always thought of
others by donating both her time and money to differing causes, from
homelessness and hunger in the inner city, helping women get better jobs
through Dress for Success and aids and poverty through World Vision, to name
a few. A celebration of life for Lucy Rheaume will be held at First Memorial
Funeral Services, 602 Kingsway (at Fraser St.) in Vancouver on Friday,
September 19th. The service will commence at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:00
pm. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted
in Lucy Rheaume's name to World Vision and her sponsored child Gloria
(1-800-714-3597 Acct. 3497-6415) or the Canadian Stroke or Cancer Societies.
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9/14/2008


RICHARDS Constance (Connie) Richards (Van Duzee), aged 99 years. Born at
Tyldesley, England on April 6, 1909; passed peacefully away Saturday,
September 6, 2008 at the Ocean View Care Home. Predeceased by her late
husband, Stan Richards. Survived by two sons, Mort of Saskatoon and Monty
(Barbara) Van Duzee of Montreal and two exceptionally close friends Paul and
Jackie Tingley formerly of White Rock B.C. who were there for Connie's needs
at all times. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Ocean View Care
Home. No service at her request. In lieu of flowers please send donations to
the Fireman's Benevolent Fund of White Rock.
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RIEVELEY Robert Bryon It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden
passing of Robert Bryon Rieveley on September 9th, 2008. Robert was born on
July 23rd, 1944 in Vancouver, BC. He was predeceased by his mother Mable
Porter and brother Ronald Rieveley. He was a loving husband, father and
grandfather and is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cheryl, his sons Ryan
(Nicole), Gregory (Melanie), Ian (Emily) and Derrick Rieveley, his
grandchildren Evan, Darci, Adam and Danielle. He will always be remembered
for the size of his heart, kindness, love and warmth as well as his great
sense of humour. He is greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Funeral
service will be conducted by The Rev'd Kevin Dixon on Wednesday, September
17th at 4:00 pm at St. Mary's (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th
(at Larch). A reception will follow at the False Creek Yacht Club. Flowers
gratefully declined in favour of donations to the BC Heart and Stroke
Foundation. Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006
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SCALES Dwayne Rupert November 17, 1962 - September 06, 2008 Dwayne passed
away suddenly on September 6, 2008. He leaves to mourn, his wife Karen;
children, Sharmeen, Kyle, Joshua, Christopher and Tiandra; mother Yvonne
(Al) Gilbey; brothers and sisters, Toni (Larry) Beitel, Pamela Francis,
Kerry Scales (Karen Butcher), Lori Morgan (Brian Sobyski), Rick Scales,
Cynthia (James) Brintnell and many nieces and nephews. Dwayne is predeceased
by his father, Darrell Scales in September 2002. Dwayne will be sadly
missed. He was in construction most of his life. Funeral service will take
place 12:00 noon, Monday, September 15, 2008, viewing will be held one hour
prior from the chapel at Avalon Surrey Funeral Home, 13288 108th Ave,
Surrey, Cremation to follow. No flowers by request of the family. Donations
can be made to the Canadian diabetes Association or Kidney Dialysis.
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(Memoriam)
SINCLAIR Eric May 3rd, 1918 - September 14th, 2001 SINCLAIR - Margaret April
22nd, 1917 - October 28th, 2001 Though you left us 7 years ago, deep in our
hearts your memory is kept. - Don, Marsha and Jeff
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SKIPWORTH - Lynda Elizabeth (nee Banner) Lynda passed away suddenly on
September 8, 2008 at the Ottawa International Airport while returning home
to Vancouver after two days of meetings of the Dominion Executive Council
Membership Committee of The Royal Canadian Legion. She is greatly missed by
her husband Skip, her two sons Darryl (Heather) and Kevin (Sarah),
step-daughter Janine (Don), and six grandchildren, Ashley, Tara, Zachary,
Joshua, Rebecca and Jack. Lynda was a living miracle having survived birth,
born with a hole in her heart in September of 1946 years before the world
had seen it's first open heart surgery. She lived as a "blue baby" until
1960 when she had her first open heart surgery to repair the hole and save
her life, one of the first open heart surgeries ever performed at Vancouver
General Hospital. She defied the odds by having children after being told by
doctors that she would not survive childbirth, by living over twenty years
past her projected life expectancy, and by tirelessly working thousands of
hours of volunteer work with The Royal Canadian Legion and the TB Vets
Charitable Foundation. Lynda grew up in Vancouver and graduated from Sir
Charles Tupper in 1964. She met the love of her life Skip in 1968, married
in 1971 and had two children, Darryl and Kevin. In July 1981 the family
visited Skip's sister Dorothy in Birch Bay, saw a place for sale across from
hers and 15 days later the family had their home away from home that would
be a big part of their lives and introduce them to many more friends. After
her father's passing in 1990 Lynda became involved with Vancouver TV Branch
#44 of The Royal Canadian Legion and the TB Vets, where she found "her
family". Lynda volunteered many hours and over the years held many titles
including Branch #44 President, Provincial TVS Representative on BC/Yukon
Command of The Royal Canadian Legion and at the time of her passing holding
the title she was most proud of, National President of the Tuberculous
Veterans Section of The Royal Canadian Legion and as such served on Dominion
Command of The Royal Canadian Legion. Lynda was a Director on the Board of
the TB Vets and served a number of years as it's Chair. Lynda will also be
missed by co-workers from her years working at Douglas College in New
Westminster and from the Coquitlam School Board where she retired in 2001. A
service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at
1pm at Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. A reception will
follow at the Executive Inn, 405 North Rd, Coquitlam. The family asks that
in lieu of flowers donations be made in Lynda's name to the TB Vets
Charitable Foundation ( www.tbvets.org ) so that her work and legacy can
continue beyond her passing.
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9/14/2008


SMITH Brian Paul Brian passed away suddenly while cycling on August 27th,
2008 at age of 59 in Burlington, Ontario. Brian recently retired from
teaching. Survived by his wife Judy, son Bradley, daughter Erin, sister
Connie (Doug) McCumsey of Prince George, BC and sister Lori Smith of
Victoria, BC. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Violet Smith and his
brother Glenn. Brian attended Laura Secord School, Vancouver Tech, UBC and
University of Toronto. Service was held September 1st, 2008 at Dodsworth and
Brown Funeral Home, Burlington Chapel, 2241 New Street, Burlington, (905)
637-5233.
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9/14/2008


SPENCER DARLENE MARGRIT THERESA May 4th, 1964 - September 4th, 2008 Darlene
passed away suddenly at Surrey Memorial Hospital surrounded by many family
members and close friends. She will be lovingly missed by all who knew her.
Darlene was a loving spouse of Casey Spreeuw, proud mother of Beth and
Nicky, eldest daughter of Ron and Margrit, patient sister of Shelley (Dwain)
and Lisa, close sister-in-law of Marian (Dan), caring aunt of 7 nieces and
nephews, and first grandchild of Martha. She graduated from the University
of British Columbia in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in law (BA.LL.B.).
Darlene was passionate about creating memories, traveling, cooking,
entertaining and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She
will always be remembered for her love, compassion, generosity and strength.
Prayers will be held at 7:00 PM, September 14th and the Funeral Mass will be
held at 10:00 AM, Monday, September 15th, both at the Immaculate Conception
Church - 8842 - 119th Street, Delta. Burial and reception to follow.
Donations made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation are most welcome.
"Spouse, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Strongest Until the Very End"
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9/13/2008


ROBERT FRANCKLYN SPROULE October 5, 1934 - September 2, 2008 With deep
sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad and grandfather
on September 2, 2008 at the Kiwanis Care Centre, North Vancouver. He will be
dearly missed by his wife Rose of 53 years, daughter Sondra (Edson) and
grandsons Eric and Matthew Ng. Bob was born on October 5, 1934 in Halifax,
Nova Scotia and lived his first five years in Bermuda where his father was a
Methodist Minister. His career spanned 20 years in the RCAF with postings at
the Central Experimental and Proving Establishment (CEPE), Suffield, AB; 4
(Fighter) Wing, Baden Soellingen, Germany; St Hubert, Quebec; Uplands,
Ottawa; and Namao, Edmonton, AB. He was recipient of the Canadian Centennial
Medal (1967) in Uplands, Ottawa, On retirement he worked as an Aircraft
Engineer in the Arctic for a brief period and later with Pacific Western
Airlines and Canadian Airlines. Bob is survived by four brothers, George
(Edmonton), Paul (West Vancouver), Eric (Perth, ON) and Hubert (Dieppe, NB).
He has predeceased by his parents, Rev J. Marshall and Erica Sproule (Nova
Scotia), and two brothers Bernard (Ottawa) and Don (Arnprior, ON). A service
will be held at the Parkside Funeral Chapel, Swift Current, SK, pn October
4, 2008 at 1:30pm with interment at the Herbert Cemetery. If desired,
donations may be made to the Kiwanis Care Centre, North Vancouver, or a
charity of your choice in Bob's memory. "To live in hearts we leave behind
is not to die"
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Alfred Ernest (Bill) TAYLOR July 31st, 1933 - September 6th, 2008 Bill
was born in Vancouver, B.C., raised in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver and was
a resident of Vernon since 1979. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda,
to whom he was married for 50 years; his children, Barbara and Bruce; his
brother, Dick (Dora); his sister, Sandra (Jim); many nieces, nephews,
friends and his loyal companion, Suzie. After 40 years of service with BC
Tel, Bill retired to devote his time to his lifelong passion of golf. He
will be remembered for his warm, outgoing personality, willingness to get
involved and his great laugh. Strangers were just people that Bill had never
met. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Bill's Life which will be held at
the Army, Navy & Airforce Veterans Hall, 2500-46th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. on
Saturday, September 20th, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy,
those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Bill to the B.C.
Heart & Stroke Foundation, #202-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187
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(Lillie) Helen Templeton Born May 23,1911 in Saskatoon, has passed away
September 3, 2008 after a long and happy life. Predeceased by loving husband
Frank. Survived by children Nancy and John (Irina). Survived by niece Judy,
grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Helen taught Home Ec in Vancouver
Schools. Many thanks to her wonderful caregivers, especially Brenda, family
friend, Sandy and the nursing staff at Pacific Spirit Health Unit. Memorial
Services will be held at Shaughnessy Heights United Church on October 6th at
1 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Helen's name to the
Children and Family Ministry at Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West
33rd Ave.,Vancouver,
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9/13/2008


TENER Gordon Malcolm November 24, 1927 - September 7, 2008 Our brother,
uncle and friend ended his life's journey in Vancouver close to where he
lived and worked for most of his 80 years. Gordon pursued a life of science
and research (including U. Wisconsin and U. Auckland) and was for several
decades a Professor of Biochemistry at UBC and a biomedical researcher.
Gordon greatly enjoyed the successes of his research colleagues and his
students alike. He was part of a real company of adventurers in early days
of genetic research and was counted as contributing not only valuable
procedures but adding much to the spiritual and intellectual well-being of
the group at UBC (which included Drs. Jack Campbell, Gordon Shrum, Ian
Gillam, Nobel Prize Researchers H. Gobind Khorana and Michael Smith and
others, all of whom he counted as friends). Never married, Gordon was a
loved Uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father John F.
Tener (in turn, son of John Frost Tener born Co. Tyrone), mother Charlotte
Evelyn Tener and brother David. He was a beloved brother to sisters Kathleen
in Penticton, Doreen (Paul) in Merritt, Veronica in England, sister-in-law
Trudy in Langley as well as brothers John (Josie) in Ottawa and Robert
(Jean) in Calgary. Gordon enjoyed music and photography, was a prolific
reader and a member of the RVYC. Having travelled the world during his
working years, he loved the British Columbia coast where he found great
beauty and enjoyment, first of all camping with the Jack Campbells and then
exploring waters from the Gulf Islands to the Broughtons aboard Larus I,
Larus II and Corax. He shared these times with all who would come, imparting
humour, life experiences and lessons. In the words of Masefield, he had
merry yarns from many laughing fellow rovers, friends and family alike.
Gordon supported the B.C. Cancer Foundation (in memory of friend Michael
Smith). The family expresses great thanks to caring staff at the VGH Neuro
Unit, at UBC's Purdy Pavilion TCU, Nurse Next Door Care Agency and Marion
Hospice. A quiet sleep and a sweet dream Gordon, your long trip's over. In
his own words "It was a `very good' life".
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9/14/2008


THOMAS Marjorie EilleenMarjorie was born March 25, 1926 in Vancouver, B.C.
She passed away quietly September 5, 2008 at Willingdon Park Hospital in
Burnaby, B.C. Marjorie was pre-deceased by her father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. John Hiscock, and her sister May I. Eldridge. She is survived by her
sister Maud A. Hiscock. Many thanks to the hospital staff at Willingdon Park
Hospital who were unfailing in their care of Marjorie.
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9/15/2008


THOMPSON Barbara Brown We are filled with sadness that we lost Barbara on
August 20th 2008. She passed away peacefully after a brief illness in the
loving presence of her children at Lions Gate Hospital. Barbara was born on
October 18th, 1934 in Liverpool, England. She was a bit of a wild child
leaving the UK at 17 in search of a more fulfilling life in Canada.
Initially landing in Montreal, she eventually moved and settled in Vancouver
in 1956. There she met and married Thomas Sidney Thompson and had four
children in six years. Kimberley, Thomas, Scott and Lindsey. Thanks to
Barbara's wheeling and dealing the Thompson's enjoyed a fabulous home on the
shores of Dollarton in North Vancouver until moving to Point Roberts in the
late 80's. Recently Barbara has been living in a beautiful apartment at the
foot of Lonsdale in lower North Vancouver. Barbara enjoyed her life
thoroughly, She was a thrift market junkie and lover of hunting for
bargains. She also was an avid traveler swapping her home for others abroad.
Most recently she's been spending her winters with her many friends in Palm
Springs. She also was a lover of the water, enjoying the boating life here
and up the coast at our family property at Stuart Island. There she ran the
kitchen of the Wheelhouse Pub. Feeding guides and tourists alike, she was
famous for her fish and chips and table dances! In her early years in
Vancouver Barbara worked as a fashion model gracing the covers of magazines
and newspapers here and abroad. This eventually led her to the wholesale
clothing industry where she worked as a rep selling to all the major chains
and high end boutiques. In recent years her main occupation has been
spending time with her beloved grand daughters, Jessica, Madison, and
Kelsey. Barbara was a very unique woman. An enthusiastic hippie in the
seventies. A great hostess and party thrower, and never one to turn away a
wayward soul or hungry mouth. Much to the chagrin of her husband Tom.
Barbara made friends like a picking up pebbles on the beach. Loved by all
and generally the life of the party, she laughed a lot and taught her
children life is for living, get out and have some fun! Barbara is survived
by her four children, her three granddaughters, siblings Douglas, David, and
Leslie, and their respective families. Also her many close relatives on the
Thompson side that number too many to mention. An event of epic proportions
will be held at the Deep Cove Yacht Club, 1 - 5 pm on the afternoon of
October the 12th. Please bring a smile and hug for all those in attendance
as Barbara would have wanted everyone to have a wild time. For more
information contact scott at "Weep not for me my friends, For
I have loved, laughed, And I have danced the night away."
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THORNTON Amelia (Millie) Cecile (nee Faragini)January 17, 1921 - August 25,
2008 Passed away peacefully in Langley, B.C. with family by her side. She
was predeceased by her husband, Ralph by 12 years. Millie is survived by her
four children: Barrett of Calgary, Robert (Kerry) of Calgary, Patricia
(Craig) of Langley and Jane (Murray) of Brandon and eight grandchildren and
5 great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by all that knew her for her
courageous spirit and the sound of her laughter will ring in our hearts
forever. No service by request. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
would be appreciated.
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9/14/2008


Zenon Boniface Tomicki Born March 13, 1953, passed away suddenly on
September 8, 2008 in Vancouver. Predeceased by parents, John and Anne. Sadly
missed by brother Boris, aunt OIesia Myckatyn (Michael), uncle William
Tomicki (Margaret) and several cousins and their families. Funeral Divine
Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday evening, September 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm
at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church at 550 West 14th Avenue in
Vancouver. Father Mark Zazula OSBM celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Kearney Funeral
Services 604-736-0268
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TURNER Eileen Dorothy Passed away peacefully on September 4, 2008 at age 84.
Predeceased by her husband, Ed. All who knew Dorothy, especially her
children, Marilynn, Gail (Patrick), Tannis (Allan), Brad (Cheryl);
grandchildren, Amy, Gerry, Lisa, Carrie; great-grandchildren, Katarina,
Karlee, Ethan; siblings, Carson, Mary (Gerry), Catherine, Ann (John), John;
nieces and nephews, will hold her close in their hearts and remember her for
all the love and care she gave so selflessly all her life. Cremation
followed by a scattering of her ashes off Gambier Point. Donations to St.
Michael's Centre, Burnaby, B.C.
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9/14/2008


TYLER Anne b.October 9, 1944 d. September 3, 2008 Our Anne died peacefully
in the VGH palliative care ward after a two-year battle against gastric
cancer. She was brave and in charge to the end still giving direction and
making appointments up to three days before her death and refusing
medication that she felt was not in her best interest. She leaves to grieve,
her mother, Jane Tyler, sister, Gale Tyler, partner to Gale, Michael Miller,
brother, Herb Tyler, sister in law, Linda Tyler, stepmother, Peggy Tyler,
many loving cousins both here and in Ireland, special long time friends and
colleagues from her many years' employment in the lumber and hotel
industries. Anne pursued physical activities all her life enjoying grass
hockey, fencing, tai chi, bike riding, walking and all kinds of dancing
including belly dancing. She was known as the life of the party enjoying the
company of all she met, a hard worker who gave every job her all, and a
principled citizen who cared for her fellow humans and the environment.
After leaving UBC in the early sixties, Anne began her working career at
MacMilllan Bloedel. Feminists were working actively to achieve equal rights
for women at this time. Anne instigated and was successful in achieving
equal pay for women in the Company and was the first woman in the Company
and the Industry to be awarded the position of Lumber Trader. This was a
huge breakthrough as her appointment opened doors and changed the way women
were perceived throughout the Company and Industry. Anne filled her life
with explorations and accomplishments of many kinds. She married and
divorced twice, traveled extensively in Europe in her younger days, quit
work to take Spanish immersion in Guatemala, and to travel there and in
Mexico. She took art lessons, loved film, and journeyed inward through her
spiritual studies. During the difficult last stage of Anne's life she was
shown the love and care of many. For all your cards, calls, flowers, visits,
loving thoughts and kindnesses, her family is most grateful. You have helped
us at a very difficult time. Anne was so thankful for all the love shown to
her and her family. For the exemplary care given Anne by all those working
at VGH Palliative Care, we thank you. In lieu of flowers, please donate to
the David Suzuki Foundation, or the BC Hospitality Foundation. A Celebration
of Anne's life will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm at
VanDusen Botanical Garden , 5251 Oak Street (37th & Oak St.)
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Evelyn Isabel West June 8, 1918 - September 9, 2008 Evelyn had many friends
from her involvement in various groups including the church choirs at West
Van Baptist and Hillside Baptist, Caulfeild Chorusters, West Van Sketch
Club, Tops, Toastmasters and later in life the Singing Ukuleles, and square
dancing at West Van Community Centre. Her enthusiasm for life and love for
her family will be missed by her children Rosemarie, Daryl, Cally, Loraleigh
and Charles, their spouses, her ten grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at West Vancouver Baptist
Church, 450 Mathers Ave., West Van at 2 pm on Wednesday, September 17th.
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(Memoriam)
IN LOVING MEMORY OF Ronald H. Whitcher August 20, 1938 - September 13, 2006
His memory is as dear today As in the hour he passed away Your loving family
Joan, Randy, Wendy, Michael, Kayla, Lisa and Jesse
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