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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; October 31, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 10/31/2008
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ALEXANDER Sybil Doris Juliette (nee Berg) Safe in the arms of Jesus, our
dear little mom passed away peacefully of natural causes on October 29,
2008. Conceived in England, born in Fargo, June 22, 1919, raised in
Winnipeg, Sybil married and raised her family in Vancouver and Surrey.
Predeceased by husband John, son John and brother David, she leaves to mourn
sister Donna, children Anonda, Donald (Gerda), Judith, Jerry, Michael, and
Falcon (John), ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many more dear
family members and friends. Private memorial held at her beloved home.
Donations in lieu of flowers please to Delta Hospital Foundation or the M.S.
Society. She'll be "travellin' along, singin' a song, side by side" with
John the love of her life.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



BEATON Mary Elizabeth (Betty) On October 28, 2008, Miss Mary Elizabeth
(Betty) Beaton of Edmonton passed away at the age of 89 years. Betty is
survived by her sisters, Bernice, Pat, and Barbara, as well as numerous
nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 3, 2008
at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church (9420 - 163 Street, Edmonton)
with Father Andrew Bogdanowicz officiating. Interment will follow at St.
Joachim Cemetery. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to the charity of
one's choice. Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton,
Alberta (780) 422-2222
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



Francis Earl Blatherwick, CD Earl was born on 18 June 1915 and died on 23
October 2008. He was one of the last regular force members to join the RCAF
a day after the start of WWII and became a Warrant Officer II in 1942. He
retired from the RCAF in February 1971 as a Chief Warrant Officer, the
longest serving Warrant Officer in the history of the RCAF. He is survived
by his wife Vicci, to whom he was married to for 68 great years and they
were able to live together right up until his death. He is also survived by
his daughters Lorna Barrett (Bryan), Patricia Hoffmann (Ed) and Leslie
Maguire (Paul); his sons John (Carol), Brian (Barbara) and Ken (Veronica
Maguire). He had 13 grandchildren: David (Martha), Heather Gergovich (Rick),
Jim, David (Jennifer Martin / Susanne LaPlante Blatherwick), Doug, Paula
Hanson, Trevor (Jessica), Kendra Boychuk (Jay), Andrea Kekic (John), Steven
and Matthew Hoffmann, Amanda and Jake Maguire plus eight
great-grandchildren: Alex and Ian McGregor, Nicole Blatherwick, Keira
Boychuk, Alec and Katherine Martin, Krista and Stephanie Price. The family
wishes to thank the wonderful women from the Community Home Support Services
Association who took such great care of our dad for these last six months. A
life well lived - he was playing tennis up until four years ago - an amazing
husband and father - he will be missed.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



CHAPMAN BEATRICE Born March 21, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Ernest and
Mary Davies and passed away October 25, 2008 at the Maple Hill Extended Care
Unit at Langley Hospital. Survived by her four children, Alynne (David)
Shinness, Greg (Marlene) Chapman, Brent (Linda) Chapman and Brock (Hazel)
Chapman; and by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her exuberance
and creativity will be missed by all. There will be visiting at Christian
Life Assembly (21277 - 56th Avenue, Langley) on Tuesday, November 4 from 10
to 11a.m., with the Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Paul Lade will be officiating. Interment at Valley View Memorial
Gardens. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



CHAVE Estelle Christine (ne?e Matheson) November 10th, 1914 - October 21st,
2008 Estelle died in Vancouver General Hospital as the result of a stroke
only a couple of weeks short of her 94th birthday. She is predeceased by her
husband Cyril (July, 1999), by her first grandson Richard Sanderson
(February, 2008), and by her sister Jean Higginbotham (August, 2004). She is
survived by her daughter Rosalind Sanderson, her son-in-law Alan, her
grandson Trevor, her younger sister Joan Matheson, and other relatives in
Vancouver and Toronto. She was a warm, loving, generous, and intelligent
person in all her roles, best-beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother ,
and sister. The family and many friends will all miss her terribly. Estelle
was born in Winnipeg, but grew up in New Westminster and Victoria. She
attended Oak Bay High School and Victoria College before moving on to
U.B.C., where she attained her B.A. in Honours French in 1935, and performed
in several Players' Club productions. She then studied Social Work, and was
subsequently employed by the Children's Aid Society. In 1952, she returned
to U.B.C. and earned her M.S.W., after which she became a case-work
supervisor at the Child Guidance Clinic until1957. From the early 1960's
until her retirement in about 1975, Estelle was a professor in the U.B.C.'s
Faculty of Social Work . Both before and after their retirements, Estelle
and Cyril travelled extensively throughout the world. They celebrated their
Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary in April 1997. A couple of years after Cyril's
death, Estelle moved into Arbutus Manor where she was very happy. Estelle's
hobbies included painting, gardening, reading, listening to classical music,
and minding grandsons! She was unfailingly cheerful and uncomplaining even
in the face of adversity, and she maintained a quiet dignity, always
endeavouring to adhere to her philosophic ideal, the "Golden Mean". The
family would like to thank the nursing staff at V.G.H. for the excellent and
considerate care of Estelle in her final weeks, especially the nurses and
Dr. Chow in the Neurosciences Ward on the sixth floor. At Estelle's request,
there will be no funeral, and in lieu of flowers, the family would
appreciate a donation in her name to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



CLARIDGE SHIRLEY MARIEBorn Vancouver, October 31, 1933, passed away at Lions
Gate Hospital, October 25, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. She
will be sadly missed. Shirley grew up in Vancouver and attended Kitsilano
High where she met her husband, Bill Claridge. They spent most of their
years on the North Shore raising four children. Shirley led an active life
traveling, attending concerts, cooking, gardening and supporting her
grandchildren in their various pursuits. Shirley was predeceased by her son,
Greg. Survived by her loving husband, Bill, sons, Christopher (Elaine), Dean
(Heather), daughter, Shelley (Kevin) and her grandchildren, Stephen,
Chelsea, Jackson, Carson, Michael, Sarah and Kate. Memorial Service on
Monday, November 3rd, at 10:00 am at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505
Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or the VSO.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



(Memoriam)
In Loving Memory of Louise Shirley Connor Aug. 01/39 to Oct. 31/04 To the
woman who taught me to laugh, love and an amazing work ethic. And to the
wife I love as much today as the day we met. You are greatly missed,
continually loved and forever in our hearts Marilyn and Frank Family and
Friends
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



RONALD "RON" C. COOPER October 28, 1912 - October 27, 2008 On October 27th,
as a Golden Eagle symbolically circled above, Ron Cooper passed away at
Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops BC on the eve
of his 96th birthday. His wife Elaine, daughter Lynne of Kelowna, sons Mel
of Victoria, Ron of Kamloops, Gary of Kamloops, and Wayne of West Vancouver,
were there for him as he had been there for them all his life. Ron was the
respected and admired founder of what is now known as Cooper's Foods in the
BC Interior. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, he struck out on his own at
the age of 17, starting his first small confectionary store with less than
$70 in his pockets. A popular St. Bon's athlete, he was once described as
"the strongest man of his size I've ever met." Working with his wife, the
late Mildred (Brophy) at his side, he grew his business to include the
popular Signal Hill Grocery. Answering the call to "go west," Ron, Mildred
and family moved to Vancouver in 1945. Ron's Magee Grocery was his entry
into the business world in BC. Moving to the BC Interior (Revelstoke) with
sons Ron, Gary and Wayne, the Cooper's spread their wings, adding
supermarkets in Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon and beyond. Honesty, integrity and
hard work were his by-words. In 2001, Ron and wife Elaine settled down in
peaceful Logan Lake, where he was seen every day walking his dogs and
breathing in the fresh air. The family wishes to thank Elaine for her love
and care of their father. She was always there for him. Ron will be missed
by stepsons Jeff and Randy Craddock, both of Vancouver, and by many friends.
Ron also leaves 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, six great great
grandchildren and six step grandchildren. His always positive approach to
life will be their inspiration. Ron's parting words to people, friends and
family were always, "God Love Ya." We too say to Dad "Poppo" as our final
wishÇ"God Love Ya." Special thanks from the family to the warm and friendly
staff at Kamloops Hospice, Dr. Mavis Hollman, and the staff at Royal Inland
Hospital. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday,
November 3, 2008 at the St. John Vianney Parish, 2826 Bank Road, Westsyde,
Kamloops. Monsignor Jerry Desmond, Celebrant. A reception and celebration of
Ron's life will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family
would appreciate if donations were made in Ron's memory to the Marjorie
Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Cr., South,
Kamloops BC V2E 2S9. Kamloops Funeral Home 1-866-420-7758 Condolences may be
emailed to the family from: www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



COWELL Donald Frederick Born March 2nd, 1928, passed away October 26th,
2008. He was predeceased by his granddaughter Damara Rose. Survived by his
loving wife Valerie; son Brian, daughter-in-law Carolyn; daughter Shari;
grandchildren Kevin, Christopher, Jessica and Michael. Don loved his music
and was a member of both the Okanagan Symphony and the Vancouver Symphony .
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed
by all. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1st
in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue,
Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations in Don's name to the B.C.
Children's Hospital or the Musicians Union, Local 145 would be appreciated.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/29/2008 -
10/31/2008



CUTTS Ada May December 5, 1923 - October 18, 2008 It is with heavy hearts we
announce the passing of Ada May Cutts, a treasured mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She passed peacefully on October
18, 2008 with family by her side. Ada is predeceased by her daughter Wendy
and husband Stan and survived by her children Jack (Debbie), Patsy (Dave),
Richard (Terri), Shelley (Allen), 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer
Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



(Memoriam)
PETER DOROTICH July 1, 1969 - October 31, 2004 As we loved you, so we miss
you; In our memory you are near. Loved, remembered, longed for always.
Bringing many a silent tear. All our love, Mom, Anita, Sonja, David,
Christian and Elijah
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



(Memoriam)
In loving memory of Kevin Joseph Brendan Doyle April 6th, 1921 - October
31st, 2003 Gone, dear father, gone forever. How we miss your smiling face
But you left us to remember None on earth can take your place. A happy home
we once enjoyed How sweet the memory still - But death has left a loneliness
The world can never fill. A day does not go by dad that we don't think of
you. You were the best father, grandpa and my best friend. We love you and
miss you, Violetta and Chantel.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



(Memoriam)
Doreen Mae Ferguson 1940 - 2007 Died October 31, 2007 Days of sadness still
come o'er us. Tears in silence often flow. Memory keeps you ever near us
Though you died one year ago. Missing you - Mom and Dad Tony
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



(Memoriam)
FRASER - Shirley Edna March 1, 1926 - November 1, 2001 As we loved you, so
we miss you; In our memory you are near Loved, remembered, longed for always
Bringing many a silent tear. Your loving husband Glen and family Bill,
Shirley (Paul), Glen (Marilyn)
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



GAMACHE Charles Robert March 7, 1920 - October 28, 2008 Son of Eugene and
Aurore; Brother to Gertrude, Rosa, Remi, Oscar, Gilbert and Leo; Husband of
67 years to Kathleen; Father to Irene, Stella, Lloyd, Bob, Larry, Helen,
Gary, Carol, Jacque, Norma Jean, Kathleen, Phillip Morris and Daniel;
predeceased by sister Roland and daughter Sherree; passed away in the
excellent care of the George Derby Center. Born in Mont Joli, Quebec,
Charles made his way to New Brunswick in 1939 where he joined the Canadian
Army and served as a Scout in WWII. After an honorable discharge in 1941, he
received several medals including the Defense medal, War medal and Canadian
Volunteer Service medal. Residing in the lower mainland since 1968, he
applied his trade as a Class "A" Machinist. His activities included golf,
bowling, fishing and playing cards. Hobbies included restoring furniture and
collecting various memorabilia. A memorial service will be held Sunday,
November 2 at 11:00 am at the Langara Golf Course, 6706 Alberta Street. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one's choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



GOODMAN - Ralph April 18, 1916 - October 10, 2008 Ralph will be greatly
missed by his children; Karen (Michael) and David, grandchildren; Michelle
(Jason), Elizabeth, Devon. Adrienne and Adam (and their mother: Sarah) and
great grandson; Benjamin. Ralph was a member of Pythagoras Lodge No. 194,
A.F. & A.M. and member of F.O.E. Aire 2075. A Celebration of his Life will
be held on Monday, November 10th between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the
Arbutus Club (2001 Nanton, corner of Nanton and Arbutus St.) due to
construction, please park across the street at the Arbutus Shopping Mall. In
lieu of flowers a donation to your favorite charity would be appreciated.
You may offer condolences to the family at www.bellburnaby.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



HAMACHER Alvin E. Born January 22, 1929 raised in Vancouver, BC passed away
suddenly yet peacefully, from cancer, October 23, 2008 at Burnaby Hospital
only 2 days after being admitted. He was predeceased by his parents Alvin
and Sonja Hamacher, his brother Gibb and his sister Barbara Beatty and his
treasured wife of 46 years, Pat Hamacher in February 2000. He is survived by
his daughter Rebekah, son-in-law Mark, and beloved grandson Jordan Sorley.
He is also survived by his nephew Brent Beatty, and nieces Cindy Shannon and
Lisa Klassen. After graduating from high school at Van Tech he worked
briefly as a waiter on the ship that went between Vancouver and Prince
Rupert through Hecate straight. In 1949 he worked as a rigger in Jervis
Inlet where he sustained a broken leg. He was flown to Vancouver General
Hospital where he was kept in traction for 11 weeks. After his injury he was
retrained and worked in saw shops and saw mills in various places in BC.
Most recently he retired March 31, 2006 at the age of 76, after 29 years as
the head saw filer at Haida Forrest Products, Burnaby, BC. He loved his job
and was very fond of Mr. Jim Gillis and his late father Bill Gillis who
originally hired him in 1977. While working in Prince George, BC, he met and
later married Pat Wardrobe, June 1, 1954, in New Westminster. They were a
good team together and loved to entertain. Mom loved to cook and Dad loved
to tell stories. In June of 1957 both Mom and Dad became Jehovah's
Witnesses. In August 1961 they rejoiced in the arrival of daughter Rebekah.
>From 1957 onward Dad proved to be a dedicated, zealous, whole-hearted
Jehovah's Witness. He was often a public speaker and thoroughly enjoyed
doing so. As far back as 1968 he started visiting Doctors and Nurses in
hospitals in an effort to inform them regarding the choice of Jehovah's
Witnesses to receive medical treatment without blood transfusions. Through
the years, he, along with others, became liaisons between patients, doctors
and hospital administration staff. His initiative, in breaking new ground,
eventually led to the formation of Hospital Liaison Committees of Jehovah's
Witnesses that exist in many countries around the world today. On occasion
he participated in televised panels and regularly in seminars. He was often
invited to speak to classes of nurses, medical students and groups of
doctors. His smile and positive spirit was without doubt always an asset in
what sometimes proved to be tense situations. He had the respect of many
doctors. He loved doing this volunteer work and remained active in it for
some 40 years. He also regularly participated in the ministry going door to
door earnestly attempting to bring the bible based hope to others that he so
firmly believed in. In the mid 1970's he devoted himself to organize the
building of the Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was also the
Convention Overseer in Vancouver for many years, co-ordinating the District
Conventions held at the Coliseum in July. During his youth he was an
athlete. He enjoyed sports his whole life, but he especially enjoyed his
weekly Friday golf game with his good friend Ed Johnson and others. He was a
man of great faith, a spiritual pillar and mentor to many. He was
outstandingly loyal and exceedingly kind, compassionate, caring and
empathetic. He was an amazing man. It was a privilege to be his daughter. We
would like to thank Dr. Silverhorne, Dr. Mayhe and Dr. Dublin, along with
the nurses who cared for him during his stay at Burnaby Hospital. We
especially would like to thank nurse, Darlene Lowe, who compassionately
cared for him during his last hours. Our family would also like to thank all
the visitors to the hospital, and our home. You have enveloped us with love,
care, concern and meals for which we are very grateful. We look forward to
seeing him again as promised in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 "Do not marvel at
this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs
will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a
resurrection of life..." Memorial to be held Saturday, November 1st, 7 pm at
Assembly Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 15577 82nd Ave, Surrey, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/29/2008 -
10/31/2008



HODSON Edith May Born May 5th, 1917, Cheslyn Hay England, passed away
peacefully at Magnolia Gardens October 22, 2008. Predeceased by her husband
Ernest Hodson, May will be lovingly remembered by her two sons Fred (Faye),
Derek (Judy), grandsons Mark (Linda), Michael (Niki) and Robert, and great
grandsons Tad, Tylar and Aiden. The family wishes to thank the staff of
Magnolia Gardens and May's special caregiver Zoe. May was an active member
of the legion for many years and enjoyed her many hours entertaining others
as part of her choir groups. Graveside memorial to be held on Saturday,
November 8, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home in Surrey, BC. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke Fund or SPCA,
"I wish I had a dog."
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



JENKINS Mary Formerly of Blairmore, Alberta passed away at the age of 91
with loved ones by her side on October 24, 2008. Predeceased by husband Joe
and son-in-law Mel. Loving and missing her are her sister Helen, daughters
Gerry, Mary-Ellen (Jerry), along with her 3 granddaughters, 6
great-grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter. Memorial Service will be held on
Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Burquitlam Funeral Home. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/30/2008 -
10/31/2008



JOHNSON Isabelle (Gerein) January 28, 2008 - October 27, 2008 Isabelle
Johnson born January 28, 1929, passed away October 27, 2008. Isabelle was
predeceased by her husband Ian. She will be sadly missed by her loving
family, one son Gordon (Cathy); five daughters Sharon (Robin), Gail (Jai),
Jacquie (Bert), Linda, Lori (John); 8 grandchildren Tyler, Dallas, Haley,
Curtis, Lindsay, Cameron, Jordan, Taylor; 1 great-grandson Lars and two more
on the way; numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of Isabelle's life
will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, November 07, 2008 at Victory Memorial Park
Funeral Centre 14831 - 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC. Victory Memorial Park
Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



KANDALL John William Passed away October 27, 2008 at the age of 84. He was
born October 11, 1924 in Gladstone, Manitoba. He joined the Royal Canadian
Artillery March 1943 and served till the end of the war. He was employed by
the Department of Transport till his retirement. He was predeceased by his
wife Kathleen and brother Ken. He is survived by brothers Sandy of Nanaimo,
BC, Art of Tappen, BC and sister Ena Sparrow of Brandon, MB. No service will
be held, and donations, if desired, may be made to the Parkinson's Society.
Condolences may be sent to www.bellburnaby.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



KNUDSEN Edith Lois Lavinia Died peacefully on October 21, 2008 at age 98.
Predeceased by her husband Knut and son Albert. Edith is survived by her
daughter Audrey (Horst), grandchildren Rose (Dave), Karl (Jaime), Sonja
(Kenn), Jonathan (Ute) and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will
be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8, 2008 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses at 13095 60 Avenue, Surrey, BC. Flowers respectfully declined.
Friends so wishing may make donations to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract
Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



LEWIS Sidney Ernest (Bill)June 21 1908 - October 29 2008 Bill passed away
peacefully at VGH at the tender age of 100! He was amazed that he lived that
long and would often say "ahundred (one word) can you believe it!" Bill is
survived by the love of his life who he absolutely adored, Peggy married for
68 years and together for 72 , daughter Shelley Lewis, grandchildren,
Candice Lewis and Clayton Hannah and great-grandson Joshua Lewis and his
favourite poodle Selina. Bill proudly served in the RCAF from 1939 - 1962 a
life that he and Peggy loved. After his service Bill held various manager
positions in the private sector until he found his job at McQueen Sales
where he worked until his retirement in the 1970's. Bill was an inventor as
such and always had something on the go. Christmas was extra special as
those gadgets were always the best! There is not another human being on this
earth that equals the patience, humour and love that my father had and he
will be missed from the bottom of all our hearts forever! We would like to
thank all our family and friends, especially the extraordinary home care
workers over the last few months, who without you, we could have never
attained the comfort level that we did. Thank you!! By request there will be
no service. Please send donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of
British Columbia or the charity of your choice. Always missed ... never
forgotten One Love Bill, Dad, Grandpa, Great grandpa
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



MAY Elizabeth Ann Surrounded by her loving family, Elizabeth Ann May, with
dignity and grace, bid her final 'farewell' on Tuesday, October 28, 2008.
She is deeply missed by her children, Vicky Mah (Tony), Nadine Wain (Roger),
Heather May (Zenas), Karen May-Mullan (Craig). Missing her also are her
beautiful granddaughters, Leah, Niya, Kendra, Haley, Saira and Madison.
Predeceased by her mother Bette, her father 'Mick' and little brother
'Patty', she is survived by her devoted sisters, Christine, Teresa and
Nadine, and two brothers, Andrew and Tony. She will be very fondly
remembered by Robin May and her honourary daughters, Trinda, Suzanne and
Harmony, along with countless others who are changed for the better from
having known our Mum. Right up until her very last days of life, Lizzy faced
life with a generous spirit, humour and strength; even getting out of bed
for the last time to perform a little jig. In all of Lizzy's pursuits,
whether producing her Loony Toons Theatre Group, sewing a thousand dance
costumes, raising her own children as well as her 'extra kids', or catching
every garage sale on a Saturday morning, Lizzy always took a big bite out of
life. To have known Lizzy is to have been blessed. She touched every one she
met. Some people hope to leave a legacy behind and it is without doubt that
Lizzy did just that. And now, as Lizzy would say, "The Show Must Go On". A
celebration of her life will be held at 2:45 pm, Tuesday, November 4, 2008
at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, 11765 - 224th Street, Maple Ridge.
Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



Roy James (Jim) Mitchell May 12, 1922 - October 25, 2008 Jim - much loved
husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away after a
brief but valiant struggle with cancer. His memory will live on in the
hearts of Olivia, his cherished wife of fifty eight years, his beloved
children (and their partners) Rozlynne (Graham), Steve, and Peter (Mette),
his wonderful grandchildren Jerry, Jason and Jennifer, his loving brother
Glen and sister-in-law Doreen, his adored cousins, nieces and nephews and
all those who knew him as a friend, here and in places around the globe. Jim
or "Mitch" as he was sometimes called was born and bred in Vancouver, BC,
and with Olivia and his three children lived in Burnaby and Coquitlam in the
early years and in West Vancouver for the later majority of his life before
moving to Victoria 3 years ago. He was extremely well read, well traveled
and the kind of man that made friends easily and kept them for a lifetime.
The world had for a time a wise and wonderful man, a great inspiration and a
true friend - he would not want to be remembered with sadness but with joy,
full of the awe and wonder at life, and the memories of a long and
wonderfully lived life. His family welcomes all those who knew him to join
them in a celebration of his time with us on Saturday, November 1st 2008 at
2:00 p.m. at McCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com McCall Bros.
of Victoria, BC 250-385-4465
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 10/29/2008 -
10/31/2008


MORRIS John Edward Lindsay Passed away on October 28, 2008 at 74 years of
age. Survived by his wife Therese; children Christopher (Maddalena), Donna
(Rodney), Michael; 5 grandchildren; brother Ronny; and sisters Terry,
Claire, and Meg. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday,
November 3rd at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



(Memoriam)
MURDOCH John (Angus McWhistle) August 27, 1930 - October 30, 2005 You
oftimes said I'd miss you. Those words have proved too true. I lost my best,
my dearest friend. Dear John, when I lost you. -Love you, Greta
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/31/2008



MURPHY Keith Augustus Passed away on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 77 years of
age. Predeceased by his brothers Charles and Jack, sister Florence, daughter
Beverly, aunt Nita, niece Maxine, and nephew Grant. Loving and missing him
are his sons Craig and Dan; daughter Cynthia; grandchildren Matthew, Tess,
Allan, Cameron, and Megan; brothers Art, Gordon, and Billy; sisters Mary,
Dorothy, and Roberta; in-laws Doreen, Yvonne, Tania, Barbara, Pat, Ruth, and
Bud; many beloved nieces and nephews and their children; and friends,
neighbours, and co-workers. Keith passed away peacefully during his sleep
due to complications with pneumonia, diabetes, and eventually heart failure.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 am, followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00
am, on Monday, November 3rd at St. Catherine's Anglican Church at Trinity
United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave. (and Shaughnessy St.), Port Coquitlam. A
Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 pm at the Port Coquitlam Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion -
Veteran's Poppy Fund.
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(Memoriam)
Carmen Neumann September 24, 1964 - October 31, 2006 Carmie, the years pass
by since God called you home but the pain and sadness in our hearts has not
eased and we think of you and miss you dearly every day, so If we had only
one wish in our lives And we knew that this wish would come true We'd pray
to God with all of our hearts For those glorious times of yesterday and you
! Loving and missing you forever ! Joshi, Jo-Jo, Connie, Mom and your Dad
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(Memoriam)
PAPPAJOHN Jennie October 11, 1939 - November 2, 2003 In loving memory of our
Mom and Grandmother who we lost suddenly five years ago today. We miss your
warm smile and words of encouragement. You were a great mother and wonderful
grandmother. Loved and dearly missed by Anthony, Mary, John, Thomas, Tina,
Georgia, Jenna, Demi, Jennifer and Lexi.
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Robert John James (Jim) Parker B: November 15, 1930 D: October 27, 2008 Jim
passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife Joy at St. Joseph's
Hospital in Comox on October 27, 2008. Surrounded by his family, Jim left us
knowing that his family was with him. Survived by his sisters Gwen and
Connie, predeceased by sister Joyce. Beloved husband of Joy for 54 years and
father to six children; Brad, Susan, Karen, Jo-Ann, Jeff, Bobbi and several
loving spouses. Jim was the Grandfather to 13 Grandchildren, Jason, Maria,
Gordie, Mathew, Tracy, Thomas, Jared, Nicholas, Jamie, Jennie, Tressa, James
and Lauren. Jim served with the Vancouver Police Department for 30 years and
retired as a Detective in 1987. Jim worked in several sections within the
VPD but always reflected on his interaction with youth as his personal most
fulfilling achievement. Jim was the first School Liaison Officer at John
Oliver High School in 1972, after that he worked in the Youth Squad for
several years. An active member of the community, Jim coached soccer for
several years with the South Burnaby Men's Club and prided himself on
teaching/mentoring young athletes into becoming positive members of society.
Always the loving husband and father, Jim was never shy in expressing his
thoughts and opinions on things and there was always something entertaining
to discuss around the dinner table on most nights. The family would like to
express their thanks to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital and especially to
the palliative care nurses who tended to Jim during the last few days of his
life, thank-you. A reception will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at
the family home, at 2166 Fairbairn Ave, Comox, B.C. in celebration of Jim's
life, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. Please come and celebrate with us. In lieu of
flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent in Jim's name to
The Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, at Box 3511 Courtenay, B.C. V9N
5N5 or The Canuck Place Children's Hospice, 1690 Mathews Ave, Vancouver,
B.C. V6J 2T2. "Our death is not an end if we live on in our Children."
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PERRY Albert Memorial Service Sun. Nov., 2008 at 2 pm at Ward Memorial
Baptist Church, 465 Kamloops St., Vanc.
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Ernie Reiter Ernest Josef Reiter was born September 12 1925 in Wiener
Neustadt, Austria, and emigrated with his family to Canada in 1927. His
father passed away soon afterward, and Ernie wound up becoming the man of
the household at the age of 13. Provider and protector of his mother
Wilhemina, brothers Charlie (now deceased /Iris), Ronald (Betty), and
Geraldine "Tiny" (now deceased/Ira). Ernie began his very successful career
at MacMillan Bloedel at age 17, bought a carpentry book, and immediately
proceeded to design and erect a beautiful home by hand for his mother and
family in Vancouver, BC. "If you want it, you can do it" was the message he
passed on to his brothers and sister, his children Barry (Susie and daughter
Courtney) and Renae (Jerry), and his grandchildren Tamara, Isaac (now
deceased), Jordan, Lara, Samantha, and many nieces and nephews. Ernie
married his lovely wife Lillian in 1951, and they later retired together to
beautiful Qualicum Beach. Ernie played -- and occasionally enjoyed -- golf,
became a self-taught master carpenter, and loved spending time with his
brothers, sister, children and grandchildren. Ernie passed away in his home
on October 25 2008 at the age of 83, and is survived by his loving and
devoted wife of 57 years Lillian, and his dear friend and brother Ron. Ernie
will be greatly missed by all.
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ROWAN Dorothy Grace (nee Bonnet) Our precious mother, Dorothy, was born to
Theofield and Ida Bonnet (Kimmel) in Ebenezer, Saskatchewan, on August 26,
1923. She died peacefully at Sunrise of Vancouver on October 29, 2008 from
Alzheimer's disease. She was one of seven children and from the age of five
after the death of her mother, was raised by grandmother on the Kimmel
family farm in Ebenezer. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Robert
(Bob) Rowan in 1979 while on vacation together in New Zealand; by their son,
Bruce, in 1974 from Crohn's disease; and by her sisters, Annie Bonnet in
1926, Elvera Bonnet in 1932, Laura Cudmore in 2002 and Lena Pollock in 2003.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Ornstein (Neil Ornstein) and Linda
Vickars (Sheldon Naiman); by her son, Ken Rowan; by three grandsons, Chris,
Sam and Teddy Rowan; by her brother, Dan Bonnet (Sally); by her sister
Vivian Weber and by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews to
whom she was a beloved aunt. Dorothy was educated in a one room prairie
schoolhouse in Ebenezer and moved to Victoria, BC in 1940 to join her two
older sisters, Lena and Laura. During WWII, she trained as an infants nurse
at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, and then worked for several years at St.
Joseph's Hospital in Victoria. She met Bob at a dance for servicemen at the
Crystal Gardens in Victoria in 1942 and they were married in 1944. After Bob
completed his naval service in WW II, they moved to Vancouver in 1947 where
they raised their four children. Dorothy was a 25 year part-time employee of
Woodward's in the stationary department at Oakridge from 1962 to 1987. She
was active in Masonic affiliated organizations including being Guardian of
Bethel 23, Job's Daughters, a member of Friendship Chapter, Eastern Star,
and a member of Zarah Temple, Daughters of the Nile (choir and sewing
circle), where she made many friends. She was a gracious, sweet and
thoughtful person and was renowned for making wonderful blueberry pies. She
rejoiced in music and singing until the end of her life. The family
especially wishes to thank Dr. Warren Murschell for his superb care as well
as the wonderful staff at Sunrise of Vancouver who made her last two years
of life happy and comfortable. No flowers by request; donations in Dorothy's
memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of BC or the Crohn's & Colitis
Foundation of Canada. Private family service with interment at the Masonic
Cemetery, Burnaby. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later
date.
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RUSHFORD (nee Davison) - Theda Germaine (Also known as Theda Hicks) January
5, 1919 - October 23, 2008 Died peacefully in her sleep in Langley, BC.
Predeceased by her daughter Jackie, her first husband Len, her second
husband Marlo Hicks and her son Patrick. Survived by her son Larry (Frankie)
and her son Jim (Margy), as well as their grandchildren Jacqueline, Scott,
Trevor, Christopher, Michael and Moosily and several great-grandchildren. At
a later date, a family service will be held in Kelowna.
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SCHREYER Edward Thomas February 5, 1931 - October 26, 2008 In loving memory
of Edward who passed away at age 77 on October 26, 2008 at Royal Columbian
Hospital. He leaves to mourn his wife June, daughters Debra of Baja, Mexico,
Geraldine (Ted) of Kamloops, son Edward Jr. of Surrey, sisters Margaret of
Vernon, Barbara (Ted) of Castlegar, Donna (Fred) of Prince George and many
extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his father John
and his mother Anne of Creston, his brother Robert and sister Shirley. A
Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2008 at
Bear Creek Community Church, 8383 - 140 Street (at 84th Ave), Surrey, BC.
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(Memoriam)
SCROGGIE Peggy (nee Olga Serota) August 15th, 1908 - October 31st, 1994 She
gave us strength and respect. - Ron and family
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SHIRTCLIFF Lula Edith Lovingly remembered as Nan by family and friends
passed away October 24, 2008 at the age of 91. Mom was predeceased by her
husband Harold in 1982. She is survived by her family, daughters Lynn, Cindy
and Wendy, 9 Grandchildren, David, Jeff, Susan, Steven, Sandra, Sarrah,
Shannon, James, Tiffany and her great-grandson Andy. Also her pets Brutis
and Molly. Nanny will be dearly missed by all of us. No Service by request.
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SIRSIRIS Anna"Yiayia" Passed away suddenly and peacefully in the loving arms
of her family on Sunday, October 26, 2008. She was predeceased by her
daughter, Spiridoula. Anna was a beloved and dedicated wife, mother, yiayia,
aunt and friend. She is survived by and will be deeply missed by her loving
husband of 55 years, John, as well as her children Katerina Kefallonitis;
Vicki Zogopoulos (Kostas); Bill Sirsiris (Dana) and grandchildren Rodos,
Yianni, Christos, Johnny, Billy, and Kianna. Anna was born in Perko,
Nafpaktias, Greece in 1924 and immigrated to Vancouver from Agrinion, Greece
in 1969. She dedicated her life to raising her children and grandchildren.
She will be remembered by her feisty personality and sense of humour. She
will especially be remembered for always putting other's needs before her
own. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 7pm at
St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral located at 4500 Arbutus Street,
Vancouver, BC. Rev. Dimitrios Partsafas will be officiating. The burial will
take place in Agrinion, Greece. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the
charity of your choice. Oneira Glyka
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SPENCER Margaret Ann (nee Broughton) August 7, 1937 - October 22, 2008
Predeceased by husband Capt. James (JIM) Spencer in 1995. Born in Liverpool,
England, Mom passed away peacefully with her children and her long time
friend Pat at her side after bravely battling sudden illness. Survived by
chidren Craig, Debbie and Scott Spencer, grandaughters Caitlyn and Nicole
Spencer, siblings Derek Broughton and Doreen Roberts, extended famly in the
UK and Australia, many friends globally and close neighbours. Mom valued her
relationships with all highly and dearly loved all who she is survived by.
Mom, Dad, two babes and one black lab sailed for Canada from Liverpool in
1965. They settling in North Van and added Scott to the family. They quickly
made lifelong friends and greatly enjoyed raising their family, their
working years, social life and travel together. Once widowed, Mom spent much
of her too short retirement helping to raise Nicole for 13 years and
volunteering at Nicole's school. Mom was a loyal, considerate, generous
giver who offered time, caregiving, support and advice abundantly and
unconditionaly to those she loved. We will forever miss her physical
presence in our lives. We know Mom will also be missed and fondly thought of
by all who were fortunate to know her. Together we have a wealth of memories
to draw on. We invite you to bring those with you as we celebrate Mom's life
at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver ( 604.980.3451 ) on
Monday, November 3, 2008 at 2:00 PM. Reception to follow. Thanks to those
many, many of you who enriched Mom's life with your gifts of friendship. In
lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted by the SPCA or Children's
Hospital in Mom's name.
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SVORINIC Ivka Born August 21, 1928 on the island of Sestrunj, Croatia. She
passed away peacefully on October 28, 2008 surrounded by her family and
friends. Born and raised on a small island on the Dalmatian Coast, she
immigrated to Canada in 1968 with her husband and children, where she would
later become the backbone of her family. She was predeceased by her husband
Ante in 1996 and leaves behind 4 children: Anka (Ivan), Ivo (Mimi), Tonko
(Dragica) and Vjera. Also survived by her 3 brothers: Milutin (Marija), Sime
(Mare) and Zlatko (Andjelka). She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren whom
she dedicated her life to by helping to raise and care for them. Ivka will
be dearly missed by her family and friends. The family would like to thank
all who visited her during her illness. Special thanks to the staff of the
Vancouver BC Cancer Clinic 5th floor, Dr. Shah and Dr. Laurie Lawson.
Prayers will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Immaculate
Heart of Mary Croatian Catholic Parish (3105 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver).
Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 11:00 am with burial
to follow. Father Pavo Norac to preside. In lieu of flowers, donations
accepted for the St. Peter and Paul Church on her beloved island in
Sestrunj.
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(Memoriam)
Gwendolyne Norma Upton December 24, 1924 - October 31, 2003 Dr. John Cliffe
Upton December 24, 1952 - October 31, 2007 It takes a long time to adjust
our lives to the loss of our wonderful mother/grandmother/wife;
brother/uncle/son. With the love and support of so many family and friends
we are slowly adjusting. The Upton and Ford families
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(Memoriam)
DR. JOHN CLIFFE UPTON DECEMBER 24, 1952 - OCTOBER 31, 2007 Loved, deeply
missed, and in our prayers daily.
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VELIKAJNE FrankJuly 8, 1924 to October 23, 2008 It is with much sadness we
announce the passing of Frank, loving husband, father and grandfather. Left
to mourn his passing but cherish his memories is his wife of 49 years, Anna;
children, Stefanie (Mark), Mary (Rick) and Danny; grandchildren, Christina,
Jennifer, Taya and Anthony. He will be greatly missed by his family and
friends who will forever treasure his memory. Service will be held at Forest
Lawn Funeral Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby, BC on Monday, November 3rd
at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Burnaby
Hospital Foundation - Palliative Care Unit.
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WEAVER JOY Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend,
died of a heart attack on October 27, 2008 at the age of 86. Joy leaves
behind her adored husband of 65 years, Ken Weaver; and adoring daughters
Jill Miller (Sandy) of Rochester NY, and Kim Hughes (Edward Duc) of
Newcastle Australia. Joy Joy also leaves behind six granddaughters: Heather
Podesta (Tony); Heidi Miller; and Jodi, Carly, Claire and Laura Hughes; and
two great-grandsons: Asher and Reed Miller. Her family and friends treasure
her memory and celebrate her great life; a life lived with optimism and
enthusiasm. The memorial service will take place at The Watermark, Apt 302,
605 Clyde Ave at 2 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2008. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation,
www.lghfoundation.com . Kearney Funeral Services (604) 736-0268
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(Memoriam)
In Loving Memory of David Russell Edwin Weir September 20, 1926 - October
31, 2007 Wife Verona, daughter Kathy and son David.
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WHATLEY Veronica "Ronnie" Peacefully on October 28, 2008 in her home in Pitt
Meadows. Ronnie was born in England on February 18, 1925 and was the beloved
wife of Gerald Whatley. Loving mother of Barbara Desjardins and husband
Edmond, John Whatley and partner Jack McGarry and Raymond Whatley. Dearest
grandmother of Christopher, April, Amanda, Jessica and Jennifer. Ronnie has
been a valued member of Hospice, Lifeline, Silver Tones Choir, Meadow Ridge
Singers and the Windsor Light Music Theatre. A celebration of her life will
be held on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel - 11765
224th Street, Maple Ridge. Service at 12:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can
be made at www.gardenhill.ca
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WONG Thomas February 16th, 1928 - October 19th, 2008 We are deeply saddened
to announce his sudden passing at his home in Burnaby. He will be extremely
missed by his loving family and friends. Tom was full of life and his
accomplishments were endless. He loved to laugh and would do anything to
help the people that he cared about. He enjoyed golfing, morning trips to
McDonald's, ham radio operations (VE7BC known as "Big Cookie") and magic
tricks. In addition he loved learning, inventing, building, and very much
appreciated his time spent with family and friends. We are honored to say
that Thomas touched our lives in so many ways. He will always be loved and
forever remembered. A private burial service will take place with immediate
family present. Please join us for Thomas's Celebration of Life November 7,
2008, 12 pm, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Fellburn Fellowship Society, 6050 Hastings
St., Burnaby, V5B 1R6.
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