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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; March 18, 2009
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 02:29:38 -0700


Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; March 18, 2009

Obituaries and Guest Books for 3/18/2009
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ANTIA Zarina (nee Gool) July 12, 1926 - March 14, 2009It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of Zarina Antia. Zarina passed
peacefully after a lengthy illness, joining late husband Naval Antia,
son Azad Kolia (Amina Kolia) and sister Naz Gool Ebrahim. Zarina
leaves behind son Balou Antia (Karen Iddon), twin sister Nur Jehan
Mohamed (late Sadiq), six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in
Canada, South Africa, and around the world. For Zarina, friends and
family were indistinguishable and we will always remember her
generosity, kindness, and passion for breaking bread with generations
of loved ones. Zarina's heart and soul were sustained through the love
and support of so many. A special funeral service was held in
accordance with her wishes on Sunday, March 15th. A celebration of her
life will be held at her home on Sunday, March 22 at 3 pm. Donations
in lieu of flowers can be made to a charity of your choice. RSVP to
the house.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/18/2009 - 3/21/2009


BENNETT Robert Arnold Robert Arnold Bennett of Vancouver was Promoted
to Glory on March 15, 2009 at the age of 95 years. Predeceased by his
wife Lorraine in 1999 and lovingly remembered by his family: 2
children Earl (Alida), Lorna; 4 grandchildren Terra, Jason, Christine
and John, 5 great-grandchildren as well as other family members and
friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 10:00
a.m. at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings, Vancouver.
Interment will follow at Victory Memorial Park in Surrey. If desired
donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


BOHART Harry Harry died peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2009 in
Vancouver, BC. Harry was predeceased by his beloved wife, Eileen, and
his cherished Daughter Lynne (George Elgstrand). He is survived, and
will be missed, by his son Dick (Louise) and daughter Peggy;
grandchildren Laurelei, Jenn (Roger), Greg (Sara), Sean (Erika),
Joelle, and Kris (Arabella); great-grandchildren Jessica (Steve),
Matthew, Monty, and Samuel, and best buddy and great-great-grandson
Andrew. He is also survived by two sisters, Helen and Jewel (Gordie),
as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Harry joined the
RCAF during World War Two, and was stationed in Alaska, where he
repaired airplanes. He worked for Palm Dairies - Vancouver, for 32
years as a mechanic, and later fleet Supervisor. Harry was active in
RCAFA/AFA, Wing 802; in the Collingwood Community Association, and
worked with the Miss Vancouver pageants for many years. He was also a
member of the Acacia Masonic Lodge. Service to be held at Como Lake
United Church; 5335 Marmont Street, Coquitlam on Saturday, March 28 at
1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Children's Hospital or
Brock Fahrni Pavilion, 4650 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 4J4, would
be appreciated. Thanks to the wonderful and loving staff at Brock
Fahrni for taking such good care or Harry for the past four years
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/18/2009 - 3/22/2009


(Memoriam)
IRENE JULIETTE MARIE BROWN March 10, 1932 - March 18, 2008 One year
has passed since we last saw you, but you are always in our hearts and
minds. We miss you so much. Your Loving Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


CHRISTENSEN Ann Lorraine (Bunty) Bunty died peacefully with family at
her side on March 10, 2009, five days before her 79th birthday.
Predeceased by her sister Daphne in 1987; Bunty is dearly missed by
her husband of 56 years, Ralph (Chris), and their three children Blair
(Jennifer Leslie), Brett and Jill, granddaughters Tara and Amy, niece
Kim Horvath (Mark), and grandnieces Lindsey and Chelsea. Bunty was
born in 1930 in Ocean Falls, B.C. and moved to Vancouver with her
family at the age of 16. She graduated from John Oliver High School in
1948 and received her RN from St. Paul's Hospital School of Nursing in
1951. It was while she was a student nurse that she met Ralph and they
were married in 1952. Bunty's life was devoted to her family and her
children. She was best known for her humour, compassion and zest for
life. She was an avid gardener with a passion for flowers and an
accomplished cook. She was known for her marathon monopoly games at
Langdale, where the family spent many summers. She considered herself
an expert at Chinese checkers and was a skilled bridge partner. Bunty
made many lasting friendships through the Arbutus Club, where the
family enjoyed many activities and Shaughnessy, where she was an avid
tennis and duplicate bridge player. She was a gracious hostess and was
best known for her much loved Christmas Eve parties where she served
her homemade clam chowder and beef dip. Bunty's family would like to
extend special thanks to Dr. Duncan Miller, the fourth floor
caregivers at Braddan Private Hospital, ward 6A at VGH, the mental
health and palliative care teams of the Vancouver Coastal Health and
the staff of the BC Cancer Agency. We were blessed and honoured to
have known Bunty and she will be in our hearts forever. A celebration
of her life will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday March 21 at St. Mary's
Anglican Church (2490 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver), with a reception
to follow at the Arbutus Club (2001 Nanton Avenue). Donations may be
made in Bunty's memory to Vancouver Coastal Health. The family would
also appreciate photos or stories about Bunty for a scrapbook for her
granddaughters. Contributions to the scrapbook can be made by email to
or in person at the service. "Friends are the
roses in the garden of life"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/17/2009 - 3/20/2009


CURLEY (REYNOLDS) Maura Born in Annaheim, Saskatchewan, 8 December
1911, Maura passed to Eternal Life 15 March 2009. Maura was
predeceased by her beloved husband James Wilfred Curley, 1970;
brothers Joseph and Bernard, 1941-1942, RCAF, in England and Malta;
brother Martin, in Oregon in 2000; and brother Patrick, in Vancouver
in 2002. She leaves her nephews and nieces, Bryan (Alix) Reynolds,
Maureen (Bill) Tymkiw, Daniel Reynolds, Elaine Reynolds (Riky Zisman),
Patricia (Mark) Susbauer, Joan (Lynn) Nicholson, Jim Reynolds, Carla
Gilders (Chris Bartle) and Gary Carroll; sister-in-law Katherine Penn
(Stanley, deceased), brothers-in-law O'Leary Curley (Mary) and
Clarence Curley (Theresa deceased) and other relatives across Canada
and in Ireland; many cousins including Sr. Minerva MacDonald, Dorothy
Wolsfeld and Marilyn (Steve) Olsen; many dear friends including Sandy
and Warren Scott, Bruce Robin, Clayton Gilders, Gerard Lavelle and
Paul Schaub; and the caring staff at The Palisades Retirement
Residence. Rather than flowers, donations, in Maura's memory, to the
Oblates of Mary Immaculate for the care of and education of Priests or
a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A Mass of Christian
Funeral will be held at St. Theresa's Church, 95 Somerset Street
(corner of Cartier and Somerset), Ottawa, at 3:00 pm, Wednesday, 18
March. KELLY FUNERAL HOME SOMERSET CHAPEL (613) 235-6712
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


ESTOK Mary (Dzuris) July 06, 1929 - March 15, 2009 Passed away at
Langley Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Joe (2000) and
grandchildren Nicole and Brandon. Survived by sons Joe (Trudy) , Rick
(Sharon) and grandchildren, Kevin, Christine, Caitlyn and Cassidy. The
family would like to thank the staff at Marrwood South for taking care
of their Mom for the past 5 years. Funeral Services on Friday, March
20 at Valley View, 14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey. Service at 10a.m.
Viewing from 9a.m. - 10a.m., Arbor Chapel. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/18/2009 - 3/19/2009


FISCHER Carole (Tratch) Born in Wakaw, Sask. Passed away at the age of
69 after a lengthy illness. Dearly beloved wife of Erich of 44 years,
most loved Mother to Rod (Vonda), Rita, Eric and Christine. 3
grandchildren, Greg, Gloria and Marty. Also survived by her sisters
Jill Filer and Colleen Vipond (Frank). Nieces and Nephews, and
lifelong friends Janice and Dee. Special thanks to Jane, Drs. J.T.
Wilson, R.A. Weitemeyer, M. Bojm. Caring staff at Royal Columbian
Hospital. Funeral mass will be held, Friday, March 20, 2009, 2 pm, at
Holy Cross Church, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. Every Child should
be as lucky to have a Mother like ours.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/18/2009 - 3/19/2009


(Memoriam)
EDWARD MACMILLAN GLENNIE February 22, 1930 - March 18, 2004 In my
thoughts and missing you every day. Sandra
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009

GOULAS Christos Nov 9, 1931 - Mar 18, 2000In loving memory of our
beloved husband, father and grandfather. Loving and kind in all his
ways, Upright and just to the end of his days. Sincere and kind in
heart and mind What a beautiful memory he left behind. Forever loved
and deeply missed, your loving family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


HIGNELL Dorothy Rodgers (nee Allen) Loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, Dorrie passed away at home March 12. She went to be
with Bruce who predeceased her by 11 years. Survived by her children;
Al (Deb), Wendy (Milt), David (Val), Larry (Sue), Leslie (Domenic),
and grandchildren; Bryan, Mark, Lisa, Trevor, Michelle, Tracie,
Amanda, Ashlee, Chrissie, Danica, Sam and Nick. Nan enjoyed seeing the
growth of her "greats", now numbering 10. A graduate of the University
of Manitoba, Dorrie maintained her association with her Pi Beta Phi
fraternity. She was a long standing member of the Point Grey Golf &
Country Club, was passionate about playing bridge and had a voracious
appetite for reading. We love Dorrie deeply and will miss her. She
lived her life with grace and dignity. The family invites Dorrie's
friends to commemorate a life well lived March 28, at 1:00pm, Crofton
Manor, 2803 W. 41st Ave. In lieu of flowers, please consider a
donation to the Arthritis Society of B.C. at 200 1645 W. 7th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V6J 1S4.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/17/2009 - 3/18/2009


(Memoriam)
April 27, 1934 - March 8, 1999
Departed loved ones 10 years ago
Remembered, loved and missed always
Your loving daughter Mary Wenzel and family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 3/10/2009 - 4/10/2009


MADSEN Peter February 28, 1967 - March 10, 2009 Survived by his wife
Laura-Lea; parents Sharon and Alf; sister Michelle (Mike);
Parents-in-law Eric and Sharon; brother-in-law Kevin (Cara);
sister-in-law Cheri (Brian); niece and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Memorial Service to be held Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 2:00pm in the
Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969 - 216th Street. In lieu of flowers,
donations to a charity of your choice. View Video Tribute at
www.mapleridgefuneral.ca
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


MALONG Genoveva Paguio (Nanay Eva) January 3, 1928 - March 7, 2009 She
was a loving mother of nine children and five daughters-in-law and
sons-in-law, grandmother of 22 and great-grandmother of 18. Nanay Eva,
as she was fondly called by everyone, was the mother to an entire
community. She loved life. She loved having fun and had fun with her
travels especially in Korea, the source of her favorite soaps. Her
passion for Korean soaps was second to none. Her two cabinets full of
Korean soap DVDs are proof. She even learned how to follow her
favorite stars via Youtube. Nanay's passion for cooking was legendary.
While she shared her cooking talents and recipes, none have equaled
the taste of her cooking. Nanay shared everything she got aside from
the food she cooked. She shared her time, financial and other
resources. All you had to do was ask. Her other passions included
beads craft and more recently, shell painting. Each one is a work of
art. Nanay Eva is dearly loved and will be missed by all. Visitation
will be offered at 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March
20-22, 2009) at Oceanview Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby,
BC. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Casimir's Church 1187 - 27th
Avenue East, Vancouver, BC on Monday March 23, 2009 at 10:00 am.
Interment to follow at Oceanview Burial Park, 4000 Imperial Street,
Burnaby, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/17/2009 - 3/18/2009


NORUM Hazel Annette September 22, 1917 - March 13, 2009It is with
great sadness that our dear mom, grandma, and friend, passed away
peacefully in her 91st year on March 13, 2009. Family and friends
meant everything to her; Hazel always put others' needs ahead of her
own. She was greatly loved by many people, whose lives she touched
forever. Hazel was predeceased by husband, John; Son, Earl and
Daughter, Marilyn. Hazel was survived by daughter, Dana (Jim) Wilk;
Son, Edwin (Ivy); daughter-in-law, Cynthia; 10 Grandchildren, 9
Great-grandchildren. Hazel was a pioneer and an active member of the
Annieville community for 72 years. There will be a Memorial Service
held at 11:30 am on Friday, March 20, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church,
11040 River Road, Delta, BC, The family would like to invite you to
join them in the Church Hall for a reception after the service. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church
and\or the charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


RAM Bindra WatiBindra Wati Ram, age 80, passed away suddenly but
peacefully on March 6, 2009 in Parksville, BC. A loving wife and
mother, she is survived by her husband of 56 years, Tota Ram, sons
Anil (Margaret), Sunil, and Pranil, and grandchildren David, Aaron,
Erica, and Melanie. She is also survived by a large extended family
including sisters Kamla, Sheela, Jai Wati, and brothers Joe Edwards
and Ravind Singh. Born in Suva, Fiji, she immigrated to Canada in 1968
and lived in Chetwynd, BC for 24 years before retiring to Parksville
in 1992. Funeral Service at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Road,
Parksville, BC on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 1:00 pm (250-248-5859);
email: Visitation prior to service and a
reception to follow.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


RHODES Eleanor Mary Fondly known as Molly, born August 14, 1923, died
in the Smiths Falls Hospital, March 16, 2009. She was predeceased by
her husband Hubert Rhodes, sons Kenneth Rhodes and Michael Rhodes and
is survived by her daughters Margaret Zebarth of Kemptville and Susan
Hart of Merrickville: also, two beloved grandchildren Emma Hart
(Jeremy Craig) and Blake Hart. In memory of Eleanor, donations made to
Smiths Falls District Hospital, Parkinson Society or the Oxfam Canada.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths
Falls, ON, 613-283-7225.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


(Memoriam)
Ryan - Ida March 18, 1999 In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly
tender, fond and true; There is not a day, dear Mom That we do not
think of you. - Love your family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


SEXSMITH Douglas John April 29, 1954 - February 26, 2009We are sad to
announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Douglas Sexsmith of Fort
Langley. He is survived by his brother Robert Sexsmith of Delta and
sister Valerie Paterson of Aldergrove. Per his wishes there will be no
service.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009



SIMSON Gerhard "Gerry" It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of Gerhard. Gerhard was born in Germany on November 26, 1927
and passed away in Burnaby on March 10, 2009. He is survived by his
loving wife Mathilde, son Bernd (Paula), daughter Heidi,
grandchildren; Christina, Jennifer (Derek) and Marina,
great-grandchild Amari, brothers; Reinhold and Werner (Anita). A
Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at
Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC at 2:00
p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Burnaby Hospital
Foundation or to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/17/2009 - 3/19/2009
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(Memoriam)
Natalie Sita August 9, 1930 - March 18, 2007 My beautiful wife, our
loving mother - To lose someone you love so very much, is the hardest
thing your family has ever had to endure. We all feel our own sense of
loneliness without you but we share the same ache deep within our
hearts. Somehow we manage to carry on. When we're sad, lonely and
everything feels wrong, we seem to hear you whisper, cheer up, stay
strong. In our minds we see your smile and in your loving way, you say
to each and every one of us, carry on for now, we'll meet again
someday. P.S. give Nana our love!!
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


URSINI Dr. Domenico April 02, 1948 - March 16, 2009Domenico was born
in Villa S. Lucia, Italy and passed away suddenly at his residence.
Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Antonina Ursini, in-laws Tony
and Sylvia Moscone and sister-in-law Rina. Survived by his loving wife
Olivia (Libby), sons Anthony and Marco, sister Rina (Bruno) and
brother Federico both in Italy, 2 brothers-in-law Mike (Diane) and
Sandy (Gabriella) Moscone, many nephews and nieces here in Canada and
Italy. He will also be missed by his dogs, T. Bone and Dollar. Dr. Dom
was a P.H.D. Chemist and loved his work at Innovative Manufacturing.
Soccer was his passion, especially the Italian Leagues. Private family
arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at
www.bellburnaby.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


VELTEN Herbert Born December 3, 1938 in Stuttgard, Germany, Herbert
(70) passed away peacefully on February 27, 2009 with his loving
family at his side. He is survived by his wife Wiltrud of 47 years;
Sons: Tom, Gordon, Chris and Daughter Heidi (Pete); Grandchildren:
Shawn, Christine, Heather, John and Allen; Sister Rosemary; Brother
Reiner and many nieces and nephews in Germany. In 1958, Herbert
arrived in Vancouver as a Tool and Die Maker not speaking a word of
English. No task was ever too hard; his endless skills and talents
always amazed those that he helped. He retired after 32 years of
service with Jones Food Store Equipment (Burnaby). He sang in the
Vancouver German Male Choir (MGV Lyra) for 35 years; music and singing
was his passion. He was a very loving Husband, Father and Grandfather
who enjoyed socializing with people, telling jokes, laughing and
spending time with his family. Schatz, Dad, Opa... you will forever be
loved, remembered and cherished by all who knew you. A Celebration of
Life will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 12:00pm at St. Mark's
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1573 East 18th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made in Herbert's memory to the Covenant
House Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 3/9/2009 - 4/9/2009


(Memoriam)
Our Daughter Kelly Lynn Wolff (nee Matthews) March 17th, 1961 - August
2nd, 2007 Always in our thoughts and Forever in our hearts. Ken,
Kathleen and brother Kenny
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


WOOD Terra Josephine May 25, 1983 - March 10, 2009It is with great
sadness we announce Terra's passing on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. She is
predeceased by her grandfather Samuel Pignatelli, grandmother Nola
Wood, and great-grandfather Emilio Iannattone. Terra is survived by
her loving parents Brian and Maria Wood; sister Elisa Marie Wood;
grandparents Carlo and Josephine Pallotto (Pignatelli), grandfather
Robert Wood; great-grandmother Serafina Iannattone, uncles Angelo
(Caroline) Pignatelli and family, David (Dawn) Pignatelli and family,
John (Marilyn) Griffen and family, Doug Wood; Aunt Darlene Wood and
family, Suzanne Harjadene and family and many extended relatives and
friends. Prayers will be offered Friday, March 20, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, where the
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Children's Hospital
Foundation or a charity of choice. Condolences may be offered to the
family at www.bellburnaby.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/18/2009


ZAURRINI Loreto May 18, 1945 - March 15, 2009This world will be
quieter and less well fed as a result of our loss. It is with great
sadness that we announce the death of a loving husband, beloved
father, cherished Nonno and great friend. Loreto will be lovingly
remembered for his great sense of community, his abilities in the
kitchen and his big heart. A founding father of the Italian Cultural
Centre, Loreto loved doing for others, for his friends and family and
especially for the community. He was born and educated in Celano,
Italy in 1945. In 1966, he immigrated to Canada in search of a better
life for himself, this is where he met his wife Judy (nee Stefanucci)
and raised his three children Sante (Linda), Tina (Claudio Suraci) and
Filippo (Angela). His most recent project was his cabin in Sunshine
Valley which was completed only recently. This is where he planned to
spend his retirement years entertaining his family, numerous friends
and the pride of life, his grandchildren, Nicole, Nico, Stefani,
Giuliana and Moreno. No expense was spared to make the cabin a place
the entire family and his dearest friends could enjoy safely together.
Loreto is predeceased by his parents, Sante and Agata Zaurrini, and
his parents-in-law, Luigi and Onora Stefanucci. He is survived by his
sister, Concetta (Stefano), and brothers Giancarlo (Luisa), and Ezio
(Angela), his brother-in-law Andy, sisters-in-law Lucy and Loreta and
dearest friends Tony and Angela. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009 at Our Lady of
Sorrows Catholic Church, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver. Entombment to
follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby. We find solace in the
fact that his death was sudden and that he was doing something he
loved to do, hiking with his dear friends Carlo and Jorge and his
brother Giancarlo. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation are appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the
family at www.bellburnaby.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/18/2009 - 3/19/2009


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