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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Campbell River Mirror Mar 4, 2009
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2009 13:06:36 -0800
Gloria Jean Van Bergen
March 6, 1942 - February 28, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gloria, loving
wife, mom and grandmother, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Gloria was born in Victoria B.C. and spent her early childhood on James
Island. In 1947 the family moved to Qualicum Beach where Gloria attended
school. It was here at the age of 13 that Gloria met Bill and, as young as
she was, fell in love.
In 1957 Gloria moved to Port Alberni with her mother and sister. In 1958
Gloria and Bill were married and took up residence at the MacMillan Bloedel,
Franklin River logging camp. Many happy memories are from the time spent
there, including the birth of their son. In 1969 the family moved to Port
Hardy and then in 1974 made their final move to Campbell River.
Gloria's greatest role in life was as wife and mother. She was a fabulous
knitter, sewer, and housekeeper extraordinaire .
She is survived by her husband Bill; son Tony; daughter-in-law Rita and
grand children, Jessica and Rebecca. She will be deeply missed by family and
friends and will be in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers it would be
appreciated by the family if donations could be made to either the Canadian
Cancer Society or the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.
As an era comes to a close
A most fond memory could never be chose
Wife, Mother, Grandmother
To bare the loss of one so dear we cling together
Your will to stay was ever strong
Alas, even strength can only battle so long
Now in the story our paths must part
Memories of you live freely in our hearts
Where you lead we cannot follow
Know the love you shared was never hollow
To touch your hand, to kiss your face
Always returned with your warm embrace
May the joy of your life bring light to our tears
As we continue to love you throughout the years
Farewell and goodbye are not the end
You are treasured within until we meet again.
A Memorial Service in honour of Gloria will be held at Sutton's Funeral
Chapel, 502 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC on Saturday, March 7th,
2009 at 1:00pm, with Pastor Albert Hopp officiating. Cremation entrusted to
Mission Hill Crematorium. This memorial may be viewed and condolences left
MALLEY, Steven George Thomas
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and shocking passing of
Steven was pronounced dead at the Campbell River Hospital, with his wife,
mother, brother and partner, stepdaughter and her husband by his side.
Steven died of a massive heart attack.
Born at Nanaimo General Hospital, he was the first son of three boys. At the
age of one year, 3 months, his parents moved back to Campbell River. This is
where he lived, attending elementary school at Elm Street School, then
Campbell River Junior High and Senior High School. Steven was active in the
Sea Cadets in his teen years and at the age of sixteen he was hired to work
on the spareboard at the Elk Falls Pulp Mill. At nineteen he and his bride
moved to Ocean Falls where he worked at the pulp mill. Steven stayed there
until the mill closed, transferring to the Elk Falls pulp mill once again.
Steven was curious about the world and its problems, the stars, sun and the
moon system and history. He had a good memory which worked to his advantage
in the many games the family played. He loved to tease the family, which
sometimes got him into trouble with family members. One year, he went on a
bus tour to Reno and Virginia City, in Nevada, where he fell in love playing
mostly the slot machines. After that, he and friends would fly to Las Vegas
a couple of times a year or he would drive to Nanaimo to play. He loved the
movies and was an avid pool player who could hold his own.
On July 9th, 2004, he married Peggy Mattson whom he had fallen in love with.
They finally found a home on Discovery Drive where they spent many hours
cleaning up the yard and the house. Steven took to gardening, he built a
beautiful patio around their hot tub. Many hours were spent playing horse
shoes, croquet and badminton and where he cooked on the barbecue for family
and friends. He was a fair and honest man who could be stubborn at times,
but loved his wife, family and grandchildren. He was a very generous man
helping and assisting family and friends whenever he could. Steven was a
softy when it came to the new cat who joined the household. He laughed at
how the cat thought he was a dog, and would follow him around the house
racing ahead to ambush him when he walked by.
Steven is predeceased by his grandparents: George and Amy Vanstone and Ethel
and Tom Malley, Robert and Jocelyn McAllister, stepbrother, A. Kurt Kowbel,
his uncles, John and Norman Vanstone, Raymond Smith, Joseph Malley, his dad
Jasper Malley, stepdad Metro (Mac) Kowbel, his cousin Rodney Vanstone, and
many other aunties and uncles and cousins. He is survived by his wife Peggy
A. Malley, daughter Shonda (Steve) stepdaughter, Ashley Belanko (Eugene)
grandchildren, Scott, Anaka, Shaylene, Ethan, Ayden, Nolan and Jorden,
stepson, Andrew Mattson and partner, Faye. His mother Grace Kowbel and
stepmother, Sharon Malley, sister Tammy (Brian), Kimberley (Roseline)
Marreno and partner, Juanita, Kerry (Zora), Karl (Grace), Kevin (Lorraine),
and Susan Kowbel, Rick and Sandy Tessier of Ontario, Rod and Carol Freeman
of B.C. and many, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Our heartfelt thank you
to the RCMP officers who were a great help, to the Campbell River Fire Dept.
and the ambulance crews who tried so very hard to save him and to the
doctors and nurses at the hospital who were so kind to us all. And a special
thank you to Home Depot where Steven worked in the garden department and was
so happy working there and for their kindness when told of his death.
Service to be held at Quinsam Crossing Hall, Friday, March 6th at 1:00 pm.
It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Alicia Koroby
on February 26, 2009. Alicia passed away peacefully in Campbell River
Hospital at the age of 86 years.
Our thanks to the wonderful nurses on the 3rd Floor north, to Dr. Ness and
Father Vince. Their kindness will always be remembered.
Spouse: Steve Koroby
Children: Kathy (Bill) Windram; John (Mindy) Koroby; Sue (Gary) Jones.
Grandchildren: Lisa Kalancheyn, (James Moller); Rob (Melanie) Kalanchey;
Kelly (Trevor) Bulman.
Great Grandchildren: Jack and Chase Kalanchey; Jaimie Bulman, Josh Moller
Brother: Eney Maydanyk (Abbotsford)
Alicia was born in Winnipeg in 1922. Alicia graduated as a registered nurse
from St. Boniface Hospital in 1942. She nursed in Vancouver's St. Vincent
Hospital for 3 years. She joined Trans-Canada Airlines (Air Canada) as a
stewardess in 1945. In 1948 she married her soul mate, Steve Koroby in
Winnipeg. The following year they moved to Vancouver and started a family.
She devoted herself to her family, volunteered in various church
organizations and enjoyed travelling, needlework and sketching portraits.
>From 1960-70 she was employed by the Victorian Order of Nurses and CP Air
respectively. In 1998 they moved to Campbell River and in 2008 celebrated 60
years of marital bliss. We will miss her terribly.
Service was held March 3, 2009 at 11:00 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Fr. Vince Borre presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of
your choice would be appreciated.
May 4, 1949
February 23, 2009
Passed away peacefully in the Campbell River Hospital with his family by his
Predeceased by father, Omer and partner Maureen.
Survived by mother Mariette, sister Zula (Trygve), children Lynn (Dean),
Jayson (Nicole), Shane. Grandchildren Remyra, Nathan, Janae, and Holleigh,
and all his nieces and nephews.
Thank-you to Dr. Phipps and all the nurses on 3rd Floor North for making his
last days comfortable.
He will be sadly missed by those who really knew him.
Private immediate family service only, by request.
Hilde E. Revell
August 15, 1930 - February 22, 2009
Hilde passed away at Campbell River Hospital on Sunday, February 22, 2009.
Hilde is survived by her daughter Lydia Dale (Robert); sons Colin Revell
(Connie) and Russell Revell (Carol); seven grandchildren Tracy Duda (Terry),
Jason Dale, Marisa Martinson (David), Jeff Revell, Jennifer Alberts (Doug),
Tanya Revell (Ritchie) and Dale Revell (Steve) and seven great grandchildren
Brayden, Kassidy, Nathan, Lucas, Devon, Carson and Aliyah. Hilde moved to
Campbell River from Vancouver in 1987 where she loved her hobby of fishing.
Hilde caught the first salmon off Campbell River's new fishing pier and many
others after. Hilde was an avid bingo player and hand many fun times at "The
Palace". Mom resided at "Regal Manor" for several years and enjoyed the
company of many of the residents. Mom will be missed by her family and
Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls Cremation and Reception Centre, 909 Island
Highway, Campbell River entrusted with arrangements. For those wishing,
donations can be made in Hilde's memory to the Campbell River Hospital
Foundation or the Diabetes Foundation.
KOVASIN Olavi Ensio
Olavi's final slumber came on February 18th, 2009 in his 93rd year.
Predeceased by his wife and soul mate Annikki, in 2006, Olavi sought comfort
in his daily prayer until the day he could join her. He will be missed by
his son Rauli (Dianne) his daughter Marietta, Grandsons Rich (Rosanne),
Keith, Jessie (Hye Jin), and Granddaughter Virginia.
Olavi immigrated to Canada from Finland in 1952. His wife and their two
children joined him later and they settled in Thunder Bay Ontario. In 1967
they moved to British Columbia, residing in Surrey and Campbell River. Their
final years were spent at the Finnish Home in Vancouver.
Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
I Wish You Enough
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys of life appear much bigger
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all you possess
I wish you enough Hello's to get you through the Final Good-bye.
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