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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; October 22, 2008
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:49:55 -0700


Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; October 22, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 10/22/2008
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AIRD Mary Louise (nee Conlin) Was born October 30th, 1929 and she died on
October 19th, 2008. She was born in Blenheim Ontario. She married her
husband William Aird in Ridgetown, Ontario. Mary and Bill throughout their
lives traveled extensively in different parts of the world. Mary was a great
lady who was loved by all that knew her. Her motto of "Live well, Laugh
often, and Love much" was what she embodied in life. As well, Mary was a
great lover of animals and always had a dog at her side. Mary was
predeceased by her beloved husband Bill on June 20th, 1993 and her brother
Robert Conlin on March 6th, 2007. She is survived by her two daughters, Bev
Aird and Christine Aird of Pitt Meadows, B.C. Mary is also survived by one
son, Bill Aird and his wife Lorraine Aird as well as two grandchildren, John
and Christine Gorman, all of Timmins Ontario. She was much loved by her
niece, Laura Harrison of Edmonton, AB. As per Mary's requests cremation has
taken place and a private celebration of her life was held with family in
her honour. In lieu of flowers Mary would appreciate donations to the Maple
Ridge Veterinary Hospital. 11961 203rd St. Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X
4V2, in care of Dr. Roger Kocheff.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


ALBRECHT Margrit Passed away at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC, on
October 8th, 2008. Margrit was born April 9th, 1932 in Leer, Germany. She
was preceded in death by husband Oswald Albrecht. Margrit is survived by her
son Dean Albrecht, daughter Nicole Blackburn, their spouses Danielle
Albrecht and Andrew Blackburn, her four grandchildren Adam Albrecht, Claudia
Albrecht, Benjamin Blackburn and Thomas Blackburn, and her brother Kurt
Koken. She will be remembered for her gentle spirit and endless compassion.
So loved, so missed and so very dear. Her family would like to thank the
staff at Peace Arch Hospital, Ocean View Care Home, and Westshore Laylum
Care Home who cared for her during her last years. In lieu of flowers,
please donate to the Alzheimer's Society or your favourite charity. A
celebration of her life will be held at Beach Grove Golf Club, in Tsawwassen
on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 1:00 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


AMBROSINI Fulvia October 13, 1922 - October 20, 2008 Fulvia Ambrosini, born
in Mason Vicentino, Vicenza, Italy, passed away peacefully at Villa Carital,
Vancouver, B.C. Predeceased by her husband, Giuseppe (Joe); son, Luciano,
and all her older brothers and sisters in Italy. Survived by her son, Carlo
(Carla); daughter, Anna; and grandchildren, Giuliana, Olivia and Marzia. She
will be remembered by all who knew her, before she got sick, as an
energetic, generous and fun-loving person. Thanks to all the staff at Villa
Carital Special Care Unit for providing her with such attentive, loving care
over the last 5 years. Prayers will be offered Thursday, October 23rd at
8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 525 Slocan Street,
Vancouver, B.C. Funeral Mass to follow on Friday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
You may offer condolences to the family at: www.bellburnaby.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


ARMSTRONG Kathleen (Miss Kay) Born September 22, 1921. Kay a ballet teacher,
dancer and choreographer for almost 60 years passed away September 25, 2008
at the age of 87. She is survived by six nieces and three nephews. No
service by request. A celebration of life will be held at The Scotia Dance
Centre - 677 Davie Street, Vancouver on Sunday, October 26, 2008. Between
1:00 - 4:00 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/19/2008 -
10/22/2008


ARNDT Edna Jean Passed away peacefully October 19th, 2008. A Celebration of
Edna's life will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, October 24 at The Royal
Canadian Legion in Prince George. Prince George Funeral Service in care of
arrangements, 1-866-604-3880.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


BARKER Eileen Alexandra Born on September 21, 1913; passed away peacefully
on October 18, 2008. Eileen will be lovingly remembered by her daughters
Shirley (Keith) Arkell and Margaret (Doug) Corrigan; sister Helen (John)
Fuchs; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be
held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2008 at South Arm United Church,
11051 No.3 Road, Richmond, BC. A special thanks to the staff of the
Salvation Army Rotary Hospice House in Richmond for their wonderful care.
Donations to the Hospice in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


BARON Alvin Jacob Born April 8, 1937 Passed away October 18, 2008.
Predeceased by his sister Eileen. Survived by wife Joyce, daughter Stacey,
son Michael (Linda), grandchildren Jason, Mitchell, Kyle, Brianna, Wade,
Dustin, sisters Viola (stan), Elma (Mike), Evelyn, Agnes (Merle), brother
Vern (Mel). There will be a celebration of life at 32562 Fleming Avenue,
Mission on Saturday, October 25 from 1 - 4 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


BENNETT Joyce (Cannell) Passed away peacefully on October 19th, 2008, her
children by her side. She is lovingly remembered by her children Brock,
Norah and Kathleen and her grandchildren Jane, Johnny, Tara, Emily and
Jacob. Joyce was predeceased by her husband John and her son Mark. Joyce was
born in Vancouver July 9, 1915. She lived most of her life in the Greater
Vancouver area. She was delighted to attend the 100th anniversary of Queen
Alexandra School this past summer where she had attended as a child. Joyce
also lived in Kamloops and Edmonton. Joyce loved plants, flowers and birds;
she made beautiful gardens wherever she lived. No road trip was complete
without a stop to dig up a wild plant along the way. Many injured birds were
brought home and nursed back to health. Joyce said she was not artistic at
all, but she made the most beautiful costumes for school plays and her
children always had the best Halloween costumes. Joyce made dolls, which she
donated to the Woodlands School for fundraising. Joyce volunteered to work
with children both in Kamloops, where she worked with autistic children, and
the Woodlands school in New Westminster. Joyce loved to learn and read. She
was fascinated with history and civilizations past and present. Her
responsibilities prevented her from completing her education while she was
young. She never lost sight of her goal; she graduated from Simon Fraser
University when she was seventy-eight years old. Her quest for knowledge and
understanding inspired all those close to her. Joyce was both strong and
very gentle. She lived through difficult times and faced many challenges but
never lost her gentle ways. She touched the heart of many with her quiet
strength. She is missed by all who knew her. Heaven has gained a wonderful,
kind soul who touched all of those who were lucky enough to encounter her on
her life's journey. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on October
23rd at the Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


BOULTON Terence (Terry) Was born in Liverpool, England in 1922 and passed
away on October 14, 2008 at the age of 86 at the Kelowna General Hospital.
Sadly missed by his wife Joan, dear father to Kathleen, Judith, Ann, Brian,
Stephen and Jayne; grandfather to Simon and Colin. Condolences may be sent
to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com , 250-860-7077.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


BRUNO Rosa (nee Gagliano) Born on November 15, 1927 in Siculiana, AG,
Sicily, Italy, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2008. She is survived
by her loving family, husband Alfonso of 61 years, children, Gerry (Janice),
Steve (Jennifer); grandchildren Alfonso, Jean-Paul, Anthony, Chelsea, Megan;
two brothers, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers will be
offered on Wednesday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows
Catholic church 555 S. Slocan Street, Vancouver, where the Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 23 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment
to follow at the Abbey Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby. In lieu
of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and
Stroke Foundation of B.C. would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered
to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/21/2008 -
10/22/2008


BURRILL Alfred Sidney Born in Ontario May 13, 1918, passed away at Rosemary
Heights Seniors Village on October 18 at the age of 90. Survived by his
loving wife of 63 years Staffne; daughters Bonnie (Wayne), Barbara; sons
Alfred (Anita) and Bill (Ellen); granddaughters Michelle, Jody, Danielle,
Charlene and Montana; great grandchildren Maddyson, Zachary, Peyton, Gracie
and Nicholas; and numerous nieces and nephews. We will miss his special
sense of humour, his zest for life, his sense of adventure and his charming
personality. He made many friends along the way, primarily through his work
with B.C. Tel and as a result of his service to the country in WWII in the
RCAF, which spawned his love of flying that he so enjoyed throughout his
life. Also a lover of music, he loved to entertain on the piano with friends
gathered around for a sing along. Many thanks to the staff and residents of
the Peninsula Retirement Resort in South Surrey for making his last four
years so enjoyable, and to the staff at Rosemary Heights for the care and
comfort provided to him and his family for his last few months. No flowers
by request - donations to the Alzheimer's Ass. of B.C. would be appreciated.
A remembrance gathering will be held at the Peninsula (2088 - 152 St,
Surrey, B.C.) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


DEACHMAN Kathleen Lyne Born on January 5th, 1957 in Burnaby, BC passed away
suddenly on October 20th, 2008 in Vancouver. Kathleen is predeceased by her
father Frank (2004) and grandma Katherine (1984). She leaves to mourn her
mother Lenora and sister Roseann (Iral) as well as many friends. Kathy was a
loving daughter, sister and dear friend to so many people and will forever
be loved. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, October 24,
2008 at the Roxanne Room at Howard Johnson Plaza, 395 Kingsway, Vancouver.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-662-7700
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


DRAPER - Mary Lenore June 1, 1918 - October 17, 2008 Our beloved mother's
death was like her life - full of peacefulness, dignity and grace.
Predeceased in 1994 by our Dad, Howie, Mom happily remained in her home
until hospitalization on September 11th due to heart problems. A woman of
strong faith, she was a sweet, kind, generous and gentle soul. Friends were
so important to Mom but family was everything. She will be forever loved and
deeply missed by her children Karen Thomson (Sandy), Marie, Terrence
(Jamie), Jill and grandchildren Fiona, Megan, Ryan, Kyle and Emma. She is
survived by sister-in-law, Betty McAuley, cousins, nieces and nephews. Until
September, Mom was still enjoying family get-togethers including trips to
Lexington, Kentucky, her weekly 5 pin bowling at Varsity-Ridge Bowling and
monthly RCMP ladies' luncheons. Mom always had a soft spot for the RCMP
where in the 1940's she worked and met her favourite Mountie. Dad retired as
Assistant Commissioner and Mom was a lifetime member of the RCMP veterans'
ladies auxillary. Our deepest gratitude to the staff of Mount St. Joseph
Hospital and St. Michael's Hospice for their loving and supportive care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Theresa's Church, 5146 Laurel
Street, Burnaby at 1:30 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2008. Interment to follow
at Ocean View Cemetery, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. Please consider a
donation to St. Michael's Hospice, 7451 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby, B.C., V5J
5C2. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


FONG Quon Yu Passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Paul's Hospital on
October 18, 2008 at the age of 90. Born in Canton, China, she came to
Vancouver in 1958. Predeceased by husband Ming Kwong. She will be sadly
missed and lovingly remembered by her children Allan (Janice), Frank
(Shirley), Peter (Jean), Sandra (Allen), Julie (Wayne), Perry (Erica), her
17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be
held at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings in Vancouver on
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/22/2008 -
10/23/2008


FRASER Doreen Sylvia (nee Maynard) Just like the many books my mom read, all
good stories must come to an end, and it is with deep sadness that I write
mom's last page of her long, fulfilling life was on October 19, 2008. She
passed away peacefully at Columbus Residence, Vancouver, her home for the
last 10 years. Mom was born August 15 in Victoria and lived on Southgate
Street until she married my dad on February 10, 1951, when she moved to
Vancouver. She made our "little cottage" a home for over 40 years. Mom loved
to garden and knew all the types of flowers and plants as well as all the
birds in her garden. She enjoyed sewing, bridge, music, live theatre and
reading everything from novels to newspapers. And of course, good
conversation. But especially she will be remembered as a strong, accepting,
kind and gracious lady. Doreen was predeceased by her parents, Fred and
Dora, her loving husband, Alex, in 1984, and her dear sister, Gwen, in 1999.
I, Doreen Caroline, her loving daughter, mourn her death together with my
caring husband, Murray, and her precious grandson, Rees. A special thank you
for the kindness of everyone at Columbus Residence, who have provided such
love and support to my mom and to me. Funeral services will be Friday,
October 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM at St, Mary's Kerrisdale, 2490 West 37th Avenue,
Vancouver. A gathering to celebrate mom's life will follow at Columbus
Residence. Mom would love to see you dressed in something bright and
colourful.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


GALLI Maria Lucia Passed away peacefully in Burnaby on October 18, 2008 at
the age of 75 years. Maria is survived by her loving children, Claudio,
Roberto and Franca (Richard) her grandchildren, Brianna and Kierra. She was
predeceased by her husband Franco. Prayers will be offered on Monday,
October 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00 am, both from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic
Church, 555 Slocan St., Vancouver. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Burial
Park. "Our loving Mother & "Nona will be greatly missed"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


CORRECTION Kim Louise Galloway February 21, 1958 to October 18th, 2008 After
a courageous battle with cancer Kim passed away peacefully with family and
friends by her side at the Kamloops Hospice on October 18th 2008.
Predeceased by her mother Marguerite Alberton. She is survived by her father
Louis Alberton, her loving husband Doug, daughter Robyn (Scott) son Drew
(Kirsten) her sister Bonnea (Norm), her sisters-in-law Betty (Ken) Susan
(Bill) and many nephews and nieces. Also greatly missed by her best friend
Cathy. The family would like to thank Dr. Barnard, the staff and volunteers
of the Kamloops Hospice, the wonderful chemo nurses of Kelowna General
Hospital and finally, special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Matthews her naturopath
and Janice MacDonald of the Kamlooops Cancer Clinic, two shining lights
throughout Kim's battle with the disease. Funeral to be held October 23rd at
12:00 PM at St. Helen's Anglican Church, Surrey, burial to follow at Valley
View Memorial Gardens, Surrey. In lieu of flowers donations to the Kamloops
Hospice Association greatly appreciated. Dear Kimo, we will always love you
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/21/2008 -
10/22/2008


HARRIS Karen (nee Wright) On Saturday, October 18, 2008 Karen Harris, passed
away at the age of 61 years. Karen will forever be remembered by her husband
of 41 years and best friend, Marvin, and their children, Philip (Marisa),
Rebecca, Andrew (Jenn) and Matt (Amber), her 5 grandchildren (Robert,
Joshua, Charlie, Julia and Laura), her sister, Nadine (Sherwood) Johnson,
nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. Karen provided a
wonderful home for her family, and she delighted in entertaining family and
friends. People she met were immediately included in her circle of friends.
Karen came bearing gifts. From her kind and generous spirit Karen offered
just that something special to brighten our days. Walking along Crescent
Beach with Marvin, camping trips with the family, traveling, and capturing
these moments with her Canon were activities that filled her life with joy.
Karen's generosity, wisdom, laughter and baking the best lemon pies ever
will always be part of our memories. Karen loved children, and for many
years she was involved in children's activities in her church and operated
her home-based daycare. Her life was full, and our lives remain richer
because she cared for us. A Celebration of Karen's Life and reception to
follow will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Royal
Heights Baptist Church, 11706 96th Avenue, Delta. Donations may be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


Carolyn Homen May 20, 1965 - October 11, 2008 Carolyn passed away peacefully
after a courageous battle with cancer on October 11, 2008 surrounded by
family and loved ones. Survived by husband Mike, daughters Katrina, Karley
and Hailey, mother (Mary), sister Brenda (Wayne) and brothers Randy (Barb)
and Jamie (Jackie) and many family and friends. Carolyn touched the lives
and hearts of many and will be missed deeply. A celebration of Carolyn's
life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Best
Western Inn at 1545 Lougheed Hwy in Port Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers
donation information will be available at the celebration of life.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


JAHNSonja Irmgard July 13, 1935 - October 16, 2008 Passed away suddenly at
Burnaby Hospital after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Survived by her
loving husband, Rudolf, of 56 years. Sadly missed by her daughters Elvira
and Peter Hobot, Marina Marshall and son Robert, her granddaughter Andrea,
grandsons Christopher, Daniel, Terry and Josh and great-granddaughter
Mackenzie. Also by her dear longtime friend Mrs. M. Reilly. Sonja requested
no funeral. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 25 at 2:00
pm at the Jahn residence in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, charity of your
choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


KELLY William Samuel 1936 - 2008Survived by wife Delphine, daughter Andrea,
son Stephen, sister Pat Williscroft, nephews Chris Williscroft and Greg
Williscroft and their families.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


LAING Jennie V. Passed peacefully on October 18th, 2008, aged 93. Lovingly
remembered by her children Polly Harahuk, Gina Bourdin, Jim Scooch (Gloria)
and Lillian Reiger, Dan Scooch (deceased) and grandchildren.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


LEE Burma Mae Mom ended her courageous battle with cancer on October 17,
2008. She was predeceased by husband Herbert in 1998, and will be dearly
missed by her children Stephanie (Alvin), Chris (Garnet), Ian (Pearl), Doug
(Derek), and grandchildren Ashley, Tiffany, Jessica, Alexander and Jennifer.
Tears will flow when we reflect on Mom's loving kindness, generosity,
wisdom, laughter, cooking, and baking. The family would like to thank
everyone who provided Mom with loving care and support during her illness,
including Dr. Angela Lee, staff at St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit,
Palliative and Hospice Care, South Community Health Office and BC Cancer
Agency. A memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789
Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to BC Cancer Foundation in memory of Burma
Lee.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/21/2008 -
10/22/2008


LOGAN Carolyn Of Port Moody, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2008, age
64. Service will be at Steveston United Church, 3720 Broadway St., Richmond,
at Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/22/2008 -
10/23/2008


McARTHUR - Ernest Edward (1921 - 2008) Our beloved father passed away
October 12, 2008 due to an accident. Born in New Westminster, B.C. on
October 16, 1921. Dad will be sadly missed by his 6 surviving children Bob,
Susie, Marilyn, Sharon (Dave), Bev and Alfie; along with 14 grandchildren, 7
great-grandchildren. Ernie, the eldest of 7, leaves behind his siblings
Tina, Cherry, Josephine, Bud (Doreen), Clifford, Lou (Laurence). Ernie
joined the RCAF in 1941 served overseas attaining Pilot Officer Status.
After the war he was a successful electrical contractor. He settled in
Vancouver and raised his family with his wife Theresa. Ernie loved watching
the Canucks, the BC Lions and the Horse Races. The family would like to
thank the wonderful staff at George Derby Centre for their care and
compassion, and a special thanks to the Art Dept. He will forever be
remembered by all his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625
North Rd, Coquitlam. Donations can be made to the Parkinson's BC Assn.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/21/2008 -
10/22/2008


(Memoriam)
McKAY - ALICE V. Oct 22, 1908 - June 27, 2001 Happy 99th Birthday Mom Always
loved and remembered, Norma, Randy, Gordie, Shannon and Cooper.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


MELVILLE Ada M. (Bonnie) Bonnie passed away peacefully on October 10, 2008
at Richmond General Hospital. Survived by son John, granddaughter Kate,
nephew Bob (Jan) Cole and family, special friends Peter and Liz Johnston and
family. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 11:00
a.m. at South Arm United Church, 11051 #3 Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/21/2008 -
10/22/2008


MILLER (Schmidt) Leakadia Born August 2, 1925 in Russia. She moved to
Manitoba as a child where she stayed until moving to BC in 1966. She passed
away on October 17, 2008 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Predeceased
by her first husband Herbert Oscar Schmidt. Lovingly survived by son Rodney,
daughter Sharon and grandchildren Hillary, Andrew and Michelle. Graveside
service will be held on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Ocean View
Burial Park, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/22/2008 -
10/23/2008


MILLS LYLE Lyle Mills passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2008, due to
complications of Lewy Body Disease. Thomas James Lyle Mills was born on
September 30, 1929, in Bangor, N. Ireland. He is survived by Christine, his
loving and devoted wife of 29 years; brother Al (Jan) of Brampton, Ont. and
the Red Deer family that loved him as a brother, uncle and friend -- Marie
Mann (Lorne Griffith) and family; Stan Gillespie (Peggy) and family. He was
predeceased by his five sisters Adeline, Doreen, Gladys, Ida and Ruby. Lyle
was an accomplished classical pianist whose moving rendition of Claire de
Lune was often requested when Lyle sat down to tickle the ivories. An avid
tennis player, he was a member of Jericho Tennis Club for the past 38 years,
where the post-match camaraderie was as important as the game itself. He'll
be remembered for his "lefty" serve, his Irish wit, the twinkle in his eye
and his great hugs. Lyle immigrated to Canada in 1952 and settled in St.
Catharine's, Ont. until moving to Vancouver in 1969. He spent most of his
career in personal injury insurance, retiring from ICBC in 1989. Heartfelt
appreciation to family and friends for their love and support through the
past few challenging years. Thank you to Drs. Marla Gordon, Amanda Hill and
Andrew Ellison. Special thanks to the dedicated team on the 2nd floor at
Youville Residence for the care provided to Lyle and especially for their
compassion and respect in the last days. A celebration of Lyle's life will
be held on Friday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. The Arbutus Club, 2001 Nanton
Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
Tapestry Foundation for Health Care (Youville), 3080 Prince Edward St.,
Vancouver, V5T 3N4 or BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Oncology, 938 West
38th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 4H4. "If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're
lucky enough."
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


MORRIS - Donald James September 15, 1921 - October 18, 2008 Don slipped away
quietly in Langley Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke during
surgery. Lovingly survived by: "his darling" Mary after 62 years of
marriage; his children Wendy (Bob), Pat (DJ) and Doug (Wendi); his
grandchildren Scott (Karen), Steve (Brie), Rae and Jamie; and his great
granddaughter Lily. Also survived by his brother Jack (Marguerite),
sister-in-law Isabel (Fred), brothers-in-law Albert and Bud, and several
cousins, nieces and nephews. Don was predeceased by his sisters Maxine and
Betty. Don was born in the CNR station in Matsqui. He joined the Royal Bank
in 1938 and enjoyed a 42 year career, retiring in 1981. He enlisted in the
RCAF in April 1942, serving for 3 years. Don was proud to be a 60 year
member of the Masonic Lodge and was a member of the Duke of Connaught Lodge
#64 in North Vancouver. He also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star,
Burrard Chapter #3 in North Vancouver and was a Past Worthy Grand Patron of
British Columbia & Yukon in 1986/87. Don's family was very important to him.
His family and his wide circle of friends all enjoyed his wonderful sense of
humor. A memorial service will be held at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72
Avenue, Surrey, BC on Friday October 24, 2008 at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers,
the family would appreciate donations to either the Heart & Stroke
Foundation of BC & Yukon or the BC and Yukon Cancer Project, c/o Mrs. Ann
Lysholm, 3640 Bamfield Drive, Richmond, BC. V6X 3B5. We love you, Dad, and
we will all miss you. "Rest in Peace".
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/22/2008 -
10/23/2008


POOL Marie Anne June 4, 1941 - October 18, 2008 Anne Pool, nee MacKay,
passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord in the early morning hours
of Saturday, October 18, 2008. We thank the staff of Victoria Hospice in the
Royal Jubilee Hospital of Victoria, BC for making her last days so
comfortable and serene. She was 67. Anne was predeceased by her parents,
Rachel and Magnus MacKay and by her husband and partner, Thoedore Richard
(Ted) Pool. She leaves behind her dearly beloved son, Richard Robert Pool,
friend and devoted daughter, Gayle Miskosky (Pool) and granddaughter,
Samantha Anne Miskosky, her pride and joy. She also leaves to mourn, her
dear brother, Jey (Maryann) MacKay, aunts, uncles, numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and a host of friends. Anne was a pioneer in the field of women's
civil engineering. She graduated from the University of Alberta (Edmonton)
in 1961 as only the 3rd ever female student to hold a Bachelor of Science in
Engineering, at 19 years of age no less. And later she became the 1st
professional woman civil engineer in BC in the mid sixties. Anne worked in
the engineering field for more than 45 years, retiring this past summer from
Stantec after more than 23 years of service, mentoring and friendship. She
will be dearly missed, but we rejoice with her as she has gone on to her
reward in heaven as a beloved child of God. Memorial service will be held on
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm from North Douglas Pentecostal Church,
675 Jolly Place, Victoria, BC. A luncheon will follow the service.

Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


SKABEIKIS Vincas Born in Lithuania, passed away on October 19, 2008 at the
age of 83. He is predeceased by his daughter, Christina Watt. Vincas is
survived by his loving family, wife; Aldona of 58 years, son; Gary
(Julieta), grandchildren; Tamara, Jeffrey, and Nicholas, and many other
relatives and friends. Prayers will be offered Wednesday, October 22, 2008
at 7:00pm from Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1161 Broughton Street,
Vancouver, where Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, October 23,
2008 at 11:00am. Entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Mausoleum. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Hospital Foundation.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


VAN HEEK Wilhelmina (Mien) Mien passed away peacefully at West Vancouver
Care Centre after a good life of 88 years. She was born and raised in
Dordrecht, Holland and studied in Amsterdam. After the war she immigrated to
Terrace, B.C. with her husband Pem where she worked as a librarian until
they moved to West Vancouver in 1974. Mien led an active life volunteering
for many years at the Vancouver Museum and teaching English to new
Canadians. She loved drama and was very involved with Theatre B.C. and
Theatre West Van. In retirement she and Pem enjoyed gardening, travelling
and attending many theartre productions. She was predeceased by her husband
in 2002 and will be missed by her children Brigitta of Hazelton, Wendy of
Victoria and Derrick of Queen Charlotte City; grandchildren Mark, Derek and
Allegra. She will also be remembered by Tracy Gilson,mother of Allegra, and
many family members in the Netherlands. A celebration of life will be held
at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. The
family would like to express their sincere thanks to all those who visited
and cared for her so compassionately in the last years of her life.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/21/2008 -
10/22/2008


van Ochten - Patricia Jean Born in Winnipeg on April 23, 1941. Patricia
lived in Burnaby, passed away on October 16th, 2008. Patricia was survived
by her husband Ken, Joyce Batuik (sis) and Don Grantham (bro). Children:
Earl, Darcy, Karen, Joyce, Andrew and James. Grandchildren: Andrew, Adam,
Alex, Alyse, Jennifer, Christopher, Lori Ann, Rolland, Nickolas. Great
Grandchildren: Jordan and Tiffany. Service will be at the Seventh-day Church
on Thursday, October 23rd at 2 p.m., 7925 -10th Avenue in Burnaby, B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/21/2008 -
10/22/2008


VIVIAN Richard Kempson Dick died on Sunday, October 19th, 2008 at Evergreen
House, North Vancouver at the age of 86 years. He was born on May 16th, 1922
in Vancouver, BC. Shortly after his birth, his family moved to Penticton
where they lived for about 7 years, then moved permanently to Victoria. Upon
graduating from Victoria High in 1940, he apprenticed as a land surveyor for
2 years, he then joined the army in 1942 where he served as a bombardier in
the RCA corps in the United Kingdom and in Europe and was discharged in
1946. Upon returning to Canada, he enrolled in the Forestry Faculty at UBC,
graduating with a B.S.F. in 1951. After graduation he joined the firm of
Alaska Pine & Cellulose as a timber cruiser and forester. He remained with
the same company (with changes of ownership) until his retirement in 1987 as
Chief Forester for Western Forest Products. During his 36 years with the
company, he resided for 24 years in Vancouver and 12 years in Port McNeill.
Dick's parents and brother Archie predeceased him. He is survived by wife
Arlene, brother Ben (Germaine), sister-in-law Nancy and brother-in-law
Gordon Wright, several cousins and 8 nieces and nephews and their families.
A special thank you to the staff and volunteers at LGH Palliative Care
Department for their many kindnesses during his stay. Dick has requested
that there be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to a Cancer Agency of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


WADE Helen Doris Passed away peacefully in Surrey on October 17, 2008, at
the age of 97. Survived by sons, Ken (Louise) and Ron, six grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October
25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fraser Heights Funeral Chapel, 14835 Fraser
Highway, Surrey. Tel: 604-589-2559.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


Gordon Brunsdon Walmsley August 6, 1914 - October 15, 2008 It is with great
sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Gordon Walmsley
of Vancouver, BC on October 15, 2008. Born near Port Cunnington, Ontario on
August 6, 1914. Predeceased by his parents, four brothers (Clifford,
Wallace, Hilary and Ronald), one sister (Dorothy), as well as three
brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law and infant son, James. He is survived by
his loving wife of 62 years; June Esther. He will be greatly missed by his
daughters; Diane (Roy) Crooks, Cathy (Phil) Moriarity, Corinda Williams
(Leroy), Hazel (Ed) Loeb and son George (Maureen) McNeilage. Grandpa will be
dearly missed by his grandchildren; Jim (Nicole) Moriarity, Diane (Nello)
Manzo, Patrick Moriarity, John (Eliza) Moriarity, Cathy (John) Polonio,
David Moriarity and Janet Moriarity and seven great-grandchildren from 13
years - 1 week old. Also missed by brother-in-law Ben (Sheron) Thompson and
sisters-in-law Hilda Walmsley, Nan Walmsley and Helen Hemphill, in addition
to the many nieces, nephews and the numerous children, friends and
neighbours that were always more than welcomed over the many years, making
his house a special home. Flowers gratefully declined. A memorial service
will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1500 Lillooet Rd, North
Vancouver on Wednesday October 22, 2008 at 10 a.m. (604 980-3451)
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/21/2008 -
10/22/2008


WILLIAMS Thelma Ora Born January 25, 1911 in Gaspe, Quebec, passed away in
Langley, BC on September 7, 2008. Sadly missed by brother Reginald "Rex"
Calhoun and her good friend Joyce Charlesworth.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008


WILSON Scott February 20, 1967 - October 09, 2008 It is with great sadness
that we announce the unexpected passing of Scott after a brave and spirited
battle with depression. Survived by his loving wife Lisa, son Eric, brothers
Roger and Greg, nephew Daniel and many family too numerous to mention. Scott
was loved by many family and friends. We will miss him so much, goodbye
sweet soul. A celebration of Scott's life will be held Saturday, November
22, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 300 Forrest Crescent, Hope, BC. Please
feel free to bring pictures.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/22/2008 -
10/23/2008


YOUNG Ian Alexander Born in Blackburn, Scotland on April 25, 1953 and passed
away on October 19, 2008. Predeceased by his father John. Loving and missing
him are his wife of 26 years, Liz; daughter Natalya; son Jason; mother
Dorothy; brother Ken (Meryl); sisters Doreen (Sylvain) and Leslie (Vic);
many nieces and nephews; as well as other family and friends here and in the
UK. A private family memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the BC Brain Injury Association.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/22/2008



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