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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 8/04/2009
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BETKER Mary Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at
Surrey, BC. Predeceased by her husband Percy, son Ron, sister Lena,
brother Morris and 2 siblings in infancy. She is survived by her son
Don Kinaschuck, granddaughter Reigh and four great-grandchildren. Also
survived by her sister Sophie Skulski (Nick) from Humboldt,
Saskatchewan, several nieces and nephews and a very dear friend
Darlene Ranson-Veryha. Prayers and visitation was held on Sunday,
August 2, 2009 at 6:30 pm and funeral mass was held on Monday, August
3rd, 2009 at 10:30 am at the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church. In
lieu of flowers donations to the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church
- 13733 - 108 Ave. Surrey, BC V3T-2K6.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

BOGGILD David Carl August 11, 1957 - July 27, 2009 Oh! I have slipped
the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered
wings ... (High Flight, John Magee) David died suddenly on his boat
while sailing. He is survived by his sons, Lars and Kai (Janine); his
father Carl and step-mother Helen; brother Michael (Kathy); sisters
Kriss (Sean), Suzanne (Ross) and Kim (Rich); ex-wife and friend Dale
Gardiner; nephew Brendan McEwen; and nieces Dr. Andrea Boggild
(Steve), Natasha McEwen, and Norah and Emma Wardell; extended family
and friends from across Canada, Denmark and Vietnam. He was
predeceased by his mom Betty (1980) and nephew Matthew (1991). Dave
enjoyed and respected the Canadian land and seascapes, much of which
he had come to know during his career as a bush and float-plane pilot
in remote parts of northern Ontario, Alberta and the British Columbia
coast. Dave loved his sons and his family and friends dearly, as we
loved him. We will sorely miss him and will cherish the memories of
his warmth, adventurousness, intelligence, stories and listening to
the beautiful music he made. The family thanks his friends, especially
Donovan LaFave, and the Coast Guard and emergency crews and doctor on
Cortes Island for their heroic efforts to resuscitate David.
Visitation on Tuesday, August 4, 7 - 9 pm at Mount Pleasant Funeral
Home, 306 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver. Funeral Service at Mount
Pleasant Funeral Home, Wednesday, August 5 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of
flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of
your choice would be appreciated. Those wishing to send condolences
may do so by visiting
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/1/2009 - 8/4/2009

DOVING Helen Passed away quietly on July 30 at age 91. Born in
Vancouver. Helen spent most of her life in South Vancouver. She was
predeceased by her husband Lawrence, and is survived by son Donald and
wife Carol. Grandchildren Ryan and Andrea. Many thanks to the
wonderful staff at DeltaView Enrichment Centre. A private Celebration
of Life will be held following creation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

DUNN Martha Marie (nee Kramer) On July 31st 2009 Martha returned
peacefully to the arms of Our Lord. Born August 19, 1922 in Humboldt
Saskatchewan to Nick and Mary Kramer, she was the 2nd youngest of
eleven children. Her adult life was spent in New Westminster, nursing
and raising her family. She will be remembered for her generosity and
love of a good laugh. Martha is survived by her daughters Colleen and
Denise, her sons-in-law Greg and Herb, grandsons Richard, Robert,
Christopher and Matthew and her sisters Bernadette and Linda. Memorial
Mass will be celebrated at noon on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at St.
Peters Church, New Westminster. Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

EYERS Bud Gone Fishing Born September 7, 1945, Bud Eyers passed away
suddenly on Sunday, July 26, 2009. Predeceased by Harry Irwin Eyers
(father) and Jeanne Desilet (mother), he is survived by Doreen Scott
(spouse), his sons Gabriel (Chloe), Dylan, Bill, Ben, sister Gwen
(Marco). Bud touched many lives and will be deeply missed. There will
be a reception for family and friends at 354 Dorset Road, Qualicum
Beach, August 6, 3pm. In lieu of flowers donations to
Parksville-Qualicum Fish&Game Association, P.O. Box 988,, Parksville,
B.C. V9P 2H1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/2/2009 - 8/4/2009

FITZER William Adam January 18, 1920 - July 27, 2009 Bill passed away
peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock. Survived by wife Helen,
son Gordon (Kim) and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life
will be held on Sunday, August 23rd from 2 to 5 o'clock at the Pacific
Inn, 1160 King George Highway, Surrey / Whiterock. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to Peace Arch Hospital, or the Heart & Stroke
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

FLEMING Ella Jean (Coss) Passed away peacefully on July 29 at Carlton
Nursing Home. Though having fought valiantly through numerous
operations and finally suffering from Alzheimer's and Macular
Degeneration, she spent her final years fairly contentedly with
various caregivers. She will be sadly missed by her elder sister, Vera
Burnham, her son, Stuart Fleming, her daughter, Heather Pearce, and
husband, Scott Pearce and her granddaughter, Alicia Pearce. Her
sister, Irene Coss predeceased her by six years. Ella Jean was born in
Niagara, Wisconsin and came with her parents and sisters in 1930 to
Kaleden, B.C. where the family settled on a small fruit farm. She
finished her high school in Penticton, B.C. and worked for Reid Coates
Hardware for many years, moving to Calgary in 1954 where she worked as
a stenographer for some time. There she met her husband, Jack Fleming
who has predeceased her by 10 years. In 1960 they moved to New
Westminster where Jack found employment as a psychiatric nurse in
Sondale, B.C.. Ella Jean, Jack and the Fleming family were active
members of Olivet Baptist Church for many years. Memorial Service:
Wednesday August 5th at 2pm at Olivet Baptist Church 613 Queens Ave.
New Westminster, reception to follow.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/2/2009 - 8/4/2009

FLETCHER Kenneth Lloyd June 1, 1942 - July 27, 2009 Kenneth Lloyd
Fletcher passed away Monday, July 27, 2009 at the age of 67 after a
brief illness. He is lovingly remembered by wife Marylin (Swanson) of
45 years, sons David (Peggy) and Sean (Crystal) and grandchildren
Benjamin, Joshua, Sage and Ty. He was loved by many including the
Swanson family, members of New Life Community Church, colleagues in
the Surrey School District, friends and neighbors in Surrey and
recently Chelsea Green in Langley. Ken was predeceased by his father
Lloyd Benjamin and brother Ernest Albert in 1974 and his mother
Mildred Mary Eliza in 2005. He is survived by his brothers James
Leonard (Jim) and Robert Andrew (Bob), and many nieces and nephews. A
memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 7 PM at
Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, 1160 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Dargin Bible Translation,
Outreach Canada, No. 2, 7201 - 72 Street, Delta, B.C., V4G 1M5.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 7/31/2009 - 8/4/2009

HASS Elizabeth (Betty) Betty passed away peacefully July 30, 2009 at
the Kinsmen Seniors Centre in Tsawwassen surrounded by family. She has
gone to be with the love of her life Doug, her parents, sister and
best friend Sylvia Chorney. Betty is survived by her 4 children,
Jenny, Susan, Kim and Peter, 11 grandchildren and 5 great
grandchildren who will all love and miss her forever. Celebration of
Betty's life will be held at the Kinsmen Seniors Centre, 5430 10 Ave,
Tsawwassen, BC on Thursday, August 6, 1:00-3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers
donations to the SPCA are greatly appreciated in recognition of
Betty's love of animals. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/2/2009 - 8/4/2009

JACK Elsie Winnifred September 28, 1913 - July 27, 2009 It is with
deep regret her family announce the peaceful passing of our beloved
Sister and Aunt Elsie at The Extended Care Unit in Mission, where for
over six years, she received the greatest of care. Elsie was born in
Formosa (Taiwan), one of five children of Rev. Milton and Winnifred
Jack. Elsie spent over 70 years living in Hatzic in the family home
before spending 10 plus years at Edwards Estate. Elsie loved gardening
and enjoyed many years doing so. She also enjoyed music, travel, and
friends. Elsie is survived by sister, Marjorie Clark, numerous nephews
and nieces, great-nephews and nieces, and great-great-nephews and
nieces. A Celebration Tea will be held at the home of David and Sheila
Jack (the original family home) at 35344 McEwen Ave, 2:30 pm on
Wednesday, August 12th. For those desiring to do so, donations may be
made to the Arthritis Society of British Columbia. Arrangements
entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home at 7386 Horne street, (604)
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/1/2009 - 8/4/2009

KIRKPATRICK Mabel (nee Haskett) April 11, 1913 - July 26, 2009 It is
with great sadness that Mabel passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009 after
suffering a stroke on July 17, 2009, at Stanford Place Care Campus in
Parksville, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband Lewis in July 1986
and her Mother, Helen in December, 1987. She is survived by her son
Jack Kirkpatrick (Jean) of Burnaby, B.C., daughter Nancy (Arnold)
Chickite of Quadra Island, and daughter Marianna Murphy. Grandchildren
Cheryl (Bernie) Bridden of Steveston, B.C., Robert (J'nelle) of
Cloverdale, B.C., John (Danielle) of Surrey, B.C., Jonathan of Quadra
Island, Rhonda of Vancouver, B.C. Robin, of Whitehorse, B.C. and Jesse
of Vancouver, B.C. Great-grandchildren, Lauren, Johnny, Erin, Amanda,
Skye, Peyton, Dylan and Zoey. Mabel was born in Pipestone, Manitoba
and was raised on the farm by her parents Helen and Robert Haskett.
Mabel remained in Manitoba graduating from Virden Collegiate and later
married Lewis. After a few years Mabel and Lewis moved to Vancouver,
then relocated to North Vancouver where they raised their family. In
1958 Mabel and Lewis moved to Quadra Island where they purchased a
home and gas station, which later on, Lewis built a nice garage to do
his mechanical work. They remained on Quadra until 1974 when they
retired. During retirement in Qualicum Beach they travelled frequently
and Lewis kept himself busy puttered around fixing things and Mabel
kept herself busy gardening, belonging to the Seniors Centre in
Qualicum and the Qualicum Beach Carpet Bowling Club and playing
bridge. After Lewis passed away, Mabel then downsized to a patio home
for easier maintenance. She continued to live on her own, but as she
aged, she didn't want to be alone and asked her eldest daughter
Marianna to come and assist her. They lived together until Mabel
decided to go to a new retirement home in Qualicum. She lived there
until it was necessary for her health to go to Stanford Care Place
where she continued to live until she had her stroke which paralysed
her right side and her throat muscles so she was unable to talk. Many
thanks to the nurses and staff at Stanford Place Care Campus for their
loving care and kindness to Mabel and to make sure she was comfortable
at all times. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer
Society. Arrangements by First Memorial Society of B.C. A graveside
Memorial Service will be held at a later date and she will be buried
next to Lewis.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

LIVINGSTON Stanley George "Uncle Stan"August 23, 1915 - August 4, 2003
We have only the fondest of memories of this kind, witty, delightful
man. Uncle Stan was definitely the best uncle who ever lived. Period.
End. Nothing more needs to be said. Love, Margret-Jean and Jim and the
rest of your loving relatives
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

NEILSON Malcom David It is with great sadness we announce the passing
of "Mel" who left us peacefully at the age of 75 in the Palliative
Care Unit of the Richmond Hospital with his family around him. He had
courageously battled Mastocytosis for over 10 years which followed his
20 year retirement from entrepreneurship as a Dental Technician in
Vancouver, and motel owner in Nanaimo. Known for his love of boating,
fishing and golf, Mel was a long-time member of the Quilchena Golf and
Country Club and was recognized as the Senior Club Champion in 1998.
Mel had a great sense of humour and loved a good Scotch or glass of
wine with friends and family. He is survived by his wife of over 50
years - Mary, daughter Cheryl and partner Jill, daughter Denise and
husband Greg, and grandchildren - Sophia, Daniel, Logan, Liam, and
Sydney. A Celebration of His Life will be held at his home on Sunday,
August 9th from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Please contact family for
directions. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of
your choice. "See you Soon" Dad, we'll love you forever. xo
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

OFFLEY David George It is with great sadness that we announce that
"Dave" passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on July 24th
at the age 50. Dave was predeceased by his loving father and mother,
Art and Verna (nee Lopatynski). Dave is survived by his loving and
caring aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Al Byrne, who were there until
the end with Dave. Also survived by brother Art. A special thanks of
gratitude to all those at VGH and the Vancouver Cancer Clinic for
their kind care, also Bob and Garry Groft and their families, Eddy
Joste, Eugene Wong and Sam Wong and their families, Frank, Lisa and
Rudy Suppanz for being their for Dave. Dave had many friends from
different walks of life and will be missed. Memorial service and
Interment in the family crypt will be held on Thursday, August 6 at
1:00pm at Holy Cross Anglican Church, 4580 Walden Street, Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 7/31/2009 - 8/4/2009

PARKER Viola Leah Amy, (nee Marzolf) Passed away peacefully on July
18, 2009. Born in Central Butte, Saskatchewan on February 11, 1914,
she lived in North Vancouver for over 60 years. Predeceased by husband
Don and brothers Ivan and Neil. Viola will be lovingly remembered and
sadly missed by sister, Mona Voisey; children, Tom (Patricia), Marilyn
Beck, and Ruth Williams (Chris); granddaughters Stephie (Jose) and
Vickie (John), and also by her "family" of friends and staff at Cedar
View Lodge where she was lovingly cared for as a resident for over 10
years. Viola was known for her selfless generosity, cheerful positive
personality and her good-natured teasing. It was always, as she so
often said, "a beautiful day to be happy". Memorial service will be
held at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale, Sunday August 9th
2:00 pm Donations to Cedar View Lodge, may be made in her memory 1200
Cedar Village Close, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3P3.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

SHOPKA August (Gus) Born September 9, 1917 in Brandon, Manitoba. Died
July 28, 2009 in Surrey, BC. Survived by son Morley, brother Walter
and sister-in-law Loverna, also many nieces and nephews. Served in the
army during the Second World War and after discharge worked for Surrey
School District No. 36 for 31 years. He retired and enjoyed an active
retirement until ill health overtook him in his last six months.
Thanks to the staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital for keeping his last
days pleasurable. Funeral arrangement taken care of by: Kearney's
Cloverdale 604-574-2603
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/4/2009

In Memory of Praneel Kant Singh 7 Years have passed by, yet it feels
as if only yesterday you were smiling amongst us. It feels like you're
gone on a long vacation and you'll walk through the front door at any
given moment. You're in our hearts forever and always. We love you,
and you will never be forgotten. Love Always, Ma, Pa, Pranav and
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/2/2009 - 8/4/2009

SKIBA Kenneth Michael Aged 67 years, born December 5, 1941, passed
away suddenly at home on July 30, 2009. Lovingly remembered by his
best friend and wife Marlene, his pride and joy, his daughter
Kimberley, Aldergrove, mother Mary Skiba, Surrey, brother Lloyd
(Arlene) Skiba, Langley, sister Connie (Harry) Klimchuk, Surrey,
brother-in-law Don M. Gerylo, Edmonton AB, sister-in-law Valerie
(Terry) Wuzinski, Selkirk Manitoba, sister-in-law Darlene (Jim)
Sergent, Parksville, BC, sister-in-law Debbie Gerylo, Winnipeg,
Manitoba as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and relatives.
Predeceased by his father Rodrick Skiba and brother-in-law Terry
Gerylo. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, August
7, 2009 at 2pm from Henderson's Langley Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser
Highway. For more information or to send condolences please go to .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/2/2009 - 8/4/2009

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