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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, September 26, 2009
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 13:27:33 -0700


Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, September 26, 2009
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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 9/26/2009
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ABRAM Stephen Alexander Passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2009 at
the Victoria Jubilee Hospice in Victoria, B.C. Steve was 71 years
young. He is survived by his three sons and their families. He will be
sorely missed by all. A private family celebration of Steve's life
will be held at a future date. A special thank you to the wonderful
and caring staff at the Victoria Jubilee Hospice; their warmth and
kindness during this difficult time was truly amazing. Contributions
to the Royal Jubilee Hospice in Victoria, B.C., in Steve's honor,
would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


AMOS Barbara We already miss this Beautiful Woman! Barbara Amos passed
away peacefully at her lovely home in Shuswap Lake on Saturday,
September 12th. Barbara was loved very much by her children Lynda
Pasacreta (Dan) of Vancouver, Karen Hughes (Terry) of Castlegar, Daryl
Amos (Lorraine Semple) of Nanaimo and Michael Amos of Nelson. Her
grandchildren who loved her to bits - Jason Hughes of Langley, Andraya
Hughes of Trail, Laura Pasacreta (Jason Johnston) of Vancouver, Allan
Pasacreta of Vancouver, Amanda Amos of Vancouver, Sara Amos of
Nanaimo, Krista Semple of Burnaby, Randa Semple of Calgary, Melissa
McCormack (Chris) of Castlegar, Misha Amos of Nelson and Stesha Amos
of Nelson. Great-grandchildren Caden and Jake Hughes, Dallan Hughes of
Vernon, Lily and Esme Johnston, Olivia Pasacreta (Mommy Nicky Normand)
and Ayla McCormack were blessed to have had the opportunity to spend
time with her. She also leaves behind her brother Bud Gray (Yvonne) of
Vernon and her sisters-in-law Sheila Turner (Ivore) of Victoria and
Doreen Amos of Campbell River. Many wonderful times have been spent
lounging on her beautiful deck, spending hours swimming (bobbing) with
her in her lake and toasting life with a glass of wine. We will all
miss her bratty ways, her ability to find the most bizarre gifts and
her endless zest for life. No regrets! Goodbye sweet Barbie!
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


BERTRAM Marguerite Louise 1914 - 2009Died at home on Sunday September
13, 2009. Predeceased by her beloved husband Joe in 1980, Auntie Marg
continued to enjoy their home at 185 W 23rd, Vancouver for many years
before moving to Crofton Manor in 2003. Our beautiful Auntie was the
epitome of elegance, style, grace and caring. She will be missed and
loved always be her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A
special thank you to Lisa, her companion of 6 yrs. and her other
caregivers also. Friends are invited to join the family, at the home
of Bill and Marion Jackson, for a reception to remember Marguerite on
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., 940 Whitchurch Street, North
Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


(Memoriam)
In Memory of Lynn Breeden December 18, 1960 - July 6, 1991 To the
living I am gone To the sorrowful I will never return To the angry I
was cheated But to the happy I am at peace And to the faithful I never
left. Love Mom and Brothers
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


BRETT Robert Burton, BA, BED, MED July 21, 1931 - September 20, 2009
Bob passed away September 20, 2009 at UBC hospital fighting to the end
to conquer his lengthy illness. He is predeased by Elsie, his parents
Bill and Elizabeth, sister Betty and brother Bill. He is survived by
his sons, Bill (Kathy) and Rob (Vicky), his daughter, Leslie Straghan,
his grandchildren, Laura, Colin, Troy, Cary, and Liam, his sister Ruth
(Bob) and brothers Doug (Agnes) and Graeme (Barbara) and dear friend
Shelagh Anderson, many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear
friends. Bob was born and raised in Vancouver - proud to be an East
End Punk. He began his teaching career in Isle Pierre returning to
Vancouver to teach marrying in 1954 and returning to school to
graduate from UBC with a double degree in 1958. He continued to teach
in Vancouver at Britannia until he was promoted to administration,
guiding students at Prince of Wales, Killarney, Windermere, John
Oliver, and Gladstone Secondary Schools until retiring in 1991. His
many volunteer activities included BC Principals and Vice Principals'
Association, Crime watch and many sports especially soccer with his
children and rugby with his Ex Brit buddies. Many of his lifelong
friendships were with his Ex Brit friends long after their rugby
playing days were done. He enjoyed golfing and cards, playing bridge,
crib, and being the self proclaimed King of Stooke. His sense of
humour, friendship, and pride in each of us will live on in our many
memories of Bob. His family asks you to join us for a celebration of
Bob's life October 5, 2009 at 1:00pm, Como Lake United Church,
Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to B.C. Arthritis
Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


CHAN Sandra, Sam Mui (nee Wong) After a long and brave battle, Sandra
Chan passed away the morning of September 24, 2009 at VGH. Sandra was
a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by husband Archie, loving daughters Maureen (Kam),
Sharon and by sons Tony (Antoinette), Henry (Gail) and Alvin. She will
forever be loved by grandsons, Bryan (Pia), Alan, Pierson, Dexter,
Zachary and by great-grandson Nathan. She is also survived by older
sister, Ngi in Hong Kong and many loving nieces and nephews. Special
thanks to niece Janet (Tony) who travelled from Sydney Australia to
help care for our mother. After immigrating to Vancouver in 1959 from
Hong Kong, Sandra spent her entire adult life in Vancouver proudly
raising her family. Her strength of will and character will be sadly
missed by all. The family wishes to thank the nursing and medical
staff of ICU and the 5th, 9th and 14th floors of VGH for their humane
and sensitive care of our mother while there. A family service will be
held at 11 a.m. on September 29th at Mt. Pleasant Chapel in Vancouver.
The family wishes to request that in lieu of flowers, a donation be
made to Canadian Blood Services.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


(Memoriam)
CUNLIFFE Kevin Michael August 2, 1969 - September 27, 1991 Softly the
leaves of memory fall Gently we gather and treasure them all Unseen,
unheard, he is ever near Still loved, still missed, still very dear!
We miss you Kev! Lovingly remembered by Mom and Dad, Grandma, family,
and friends from Huron College, UWO, UCF and Phi Delta Theta.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


CVETKOVICH Joseph Joe May 20. 1933 - August 2, 2009 It is with much
love and great sadness that we celebrate the life of our brother,
father, grandfather, uncle and friend Joe who passed away peacefully
at VGH on August 2, 2009 after a gallant fight with pneumonia.
Predeceased by his parents Joseph R. Cvetkovich and Ana Cvetkovich -
Balkovec, infant sister Betty. Born in Anyox and raised in Vancouver,
Joe's education began with Seymour, Tempelton and King Edward High
Schools then on to UBC where he obtained his commerce and law degrees.
Practiced law in Vancouver and Campbell River and retired in 1970 due
to ill health. He is survived by his loving daughter Ann Luja of
Austin Texas, daughter Charlotte Marta, grandsons Jamie and
Christopher, great-grandson James of Toronto. Also his loving sister
Lilian Hudson, brothers Mike (Marquerita), George Balkovec (Anne),
many nieces, nephews, relatives in Canada, USA and Croatia. He was
always interested in politics, current affairs and volunteering his
time. He was a long time member and volunteer at South Granville
Senior Centre. The family wishes to thank the Drs, nurses and staff of
the Renal Unit, ER Unit, and 11A of the Pattison Pavilion VGH for
their care and compassion. Many thanks to the caring staff of the
Lakeview Care Centre North. A special thank you to Joe's dear friend
Hugh Luu for his loyal friendship and caring acts of kindness. A
private service was held. If so desired donations in Joe's memory may
be made to the VGH Renal Unit or South Granville Senior Centre. "Rest
In Peace Joe"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


DUNCAN Mitzi Mitzi Duncan, 78, passed away Wednesday, September 23,
peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with pancreatic
cancer. Mitzi was a resident of Indian Wells, CA and West Vancouver.
She is survived by her loving husband Keith. Mitzi was wonderful to
her three children; Jeffrey (Lorna), Robbie (Frank), Philip (Candi),
and her stepchildren; Jan (Greg), Judy, Don (Christine) and Valerie.
She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren; Fallon, Auston,
Jarrett, Wilson and Bessie. Mitzi will remain in our hearts forever.
Services in N.Y. on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Wiefels Mortuary -
Palm Springs, CA.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/25/2009 - 9/26/2009


ELEITER Walter RolfWalter Rolf Eleiter; of kidney failure on September
22, 2009 after a long hospitalization. Wally is off to a bigger and
more beautiful outdoors where he can hunt, golf, fish and walk his
beloved dogs to his heart's content. Born in Chemnitz, Germany
December 18, 1932, Walter came to Canada in 1954, quickly embracing
his new country and eventually joining the Ford Motor Co. where he
remained for 33 years. Wally set a great example of hard work, love of
family and love of the outdoors. Left to miss his cheeky sense of
humour are wife of 50 years Rita, daughter Kim Belle (Ralph), sons
Glenn and David and grandchildren Joshua, Jessica, Michael and
Nicholas. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of
University Hospital including the 4th floor medical and nursing teams;
the Nephrology team and dialysis unit nurses; the palliative care
team, and all other staff who helped Wally during his stay in the
hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Rehman, Marlene and Susan from Social
work and the Sayers family for adopting Dad's jack russell. Funeral
Mass at the Chapel at St. Peter's Cathedral in London, Friday, October
2nd, 10:30am. Remembrance Mass to be held in Burnaby, BC later in the
fall. In lieu of flowers, donations in Walter's name may be sent to
the Ontario or BC branches of the SPCA or Ontario or BC branches of
the Alzheimer's Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


EYTON Donald James May 3, 1922 - September 21, 2009 Don passed away
very peacefully with his family by his side. "Dyno", as he was
affectionately called, was born in Vancouver and grew up in Tynehead.
He married Carol Krayachie in 1946 and they settled in South Burnaby
where they raised their family. He was predeceased by his parents
Natalie and Alec Eyton. Survived by his loving family, love of his
life, wife Carol, son Allan (Wanda), daughter Janet Dupuis (Chris),
adoring grandchildren Taryn (Greg), Laurel, Heather, Clayton and
Nicolas, his sister Gladys Slotylak (Ed) and brother Raymond (Jane).
He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended
family. Don was a guitarist and singer from an early age and enjoyed
performing at various functions as well as seniors' homes. He was a
long standing member of the Western Swing Music Society. His "real"
job was building bridges and docks, landmarks of today throughout B.C.
He will always be remembered for his light heartedness, nicknames for
his favourite people, sparkling blue eyes, making the perfect cup of
coffee, his Mr. Fix It work bench and his inimitable sense of humor,
making people laugh wherever he went. We sincerely thank our family,
friends and Drs. Foggin and Cisternas for their remarkable support.
Special thanks to Dr. Kwan, nurses Linda and Tanya and the staff of 3C
at Burnaby General Hospital for their compassionate care. We will miss
him forever. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the B.C.
Lung Association or B.C. Children's Hospital. No service by request.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kearneyfs.com .
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


FORBES Florence Rose Peacefully passed away on September 11, 2009 at
the wonderful age of 96, born on June 20, 1913 in Kensington, England.
Predeceased by her husband, George and sons Allan and Georgie.
Lovingly remembered by her sister Elsie Crowden, daughter-in-law Laina
Forbes, many treasured nieces, nephews, relatives and friends;
especially friends Janet and Gary Levangie, Jeanette and Len
Fitzpatrick and their families. Special thanks to Hilton Villa Care
Centre for their kindness and care during Florrie's years as a
resident. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of
Florrie to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.
Cremation - No service by request. Fraser Heights Chapel 604-589-2559
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


HAMMERSTROM Marie Alma Odila (nee Pelletier) It is with profound
sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Alma Odila Hammerstrom
(nee Pelletier) (Cookie) of Richmond, BC. Alma passed away peacefully
September 17th, 2009 in the ICU ward at St. Pauls Hospital. Born
August 25th, 1925 as an only child, Broadview, Saskatchewan. Alma
loved to spend time with her family, loved to cook, play cards and
especially cribbage. Alma affected those around her with her warm
personality and was loved by everyone that knew her or met her. She is
survived by her husband of 59 years; Oscar Hammerstrom, their 3
children and spouses; Victoria and David , Shelley and Kim, Darryl and
Debbie, 5 grandchildren Christine, Victoria, Stephen, Ashley and Sean
and many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. The family would like
to sincerely thank the Nursing staff, Renal Doctors of St. Pauls
Hospital and the Richmond Community Dialysis Clinic, for their
kindness and support.She has asked to have no formal services and in
lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Renal
Department at St. Paul's Hospital in Alma's name.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


HARTNEY Dorothy Born December 1, 1921, passed away suddenly but
peacefully on September 20, 2009. Predeceased by her loving husband,
Ron, and survived by her four children, Ron (Hilary), Donna (Brian),
Michael (Susan) and Brenda (Keith). Also survived by her 9
grandchildren, Emma (Bill), Sarah (James), Christopher, Katherine
(Clay), Jonathan (Crystal), Marianne (Sheldon), Benjamin, Jason and
Marina, and 6 great-grandchildren, Sarah, Jacob, Emily, Jordan,
Brooklyn and Serena, all of whose lives have been truly enriched by
knowing their grandma and nana. Also survived by her sisters, Lyla
(Ruben) and Norma, and her brother-in-law Bruce (Evelyn), and her
honourary daughter, Tuera (Sotos), their children, Eilsha and Panos,
her many life-long friends and more recently acquired and treasured
friends at the Atrium. Mom's greatest joy in life was her family. She
was so proud of her wonderful grandchildren in whatever personal
endeavours they pursued and was thrilled and delighted when her life
was further blessed by the addition of her great-grandchildren.
Dorothy touched so many lives with her kindness, sense of humour, and
amazing ability to give unconditional love. We all thank the time we
have had with our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and
friend, and we all share in the joy of having known this beautiful
person. Please join us in a celebration of Dorothy's life on Saturday,
October 3, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont
Blvd., North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society. Dorothy, was truly "God's gift," the
meaning of her name.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


HLASNY Mary Elsie May 29, 1916 - September 22, 2009 Passed away
peacefully, aged 93 years. Survived by her loving family, daughters
Linda (Don) and Betty (Rob); grandchildren Shawn (Erin), Natasha and
Matt (Jolene). Mary was predeceased by her husband George. Mary was
born in Stony Plain, Alberta, married and moved to Hedley and spent
the remainder of her life in New Westminster. She loved the community
and was a member of the St Aidan's Coronation Circle for over 30
years. She participated in many activities at Century House and
especially enjoyed attending the Friday night dances with her husband,
George. Her grandchildren were very special to her and she spent many
hours baking, gardening and playing cards with them. Her last five
years were spent in the caring community at Buchanan Lodge in their
wonderful care. She will be fondly remembered by her loving family.
Rest in peace. A donation in Mary Hlasny's memory may be made to the
Buchanan Lodge, Rose Garden, 409 Blair Avenue, New Westminster, V3L
4K4. Cremation with a private service will take place at a later date.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


HUGHES Annie Edith January 18, 1913 - September 12, 2009 Born and
raised in Vancouver, passed away in Lynn Valley Care Centre in North
Vancouver. Before retiring, Annie and Ron ranched at Louis Creek BC.
She was predeceased by her husband Ron, parents Henry and Edith
Knowler, and sister Vera. Annie will be sadly missed by her nieces and
nephews Leslie, Jill, Bruce, Heather and Doug and her lifelong friend
Madge Mitchell and her daughters Joan, Linda, and Donna. A special
thanks goes out to Toni van der Geest who Annie had come to lean on as
well as the nurses and staff of the Lynn Valley Lodge. No services by
request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS or Canadian Diabetes
Society would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


IRVING James Ronald 1929 - 2009 Passed away peacefully on September
23, 2009. Ron is survived by his loving wife Wendy (nee Pollard) and
his adoring daughters Pamela (Jeffery Moskaluk), Jennifer (Brian King)
and Lori-Ann (Steven Wiggins). Ron will be greatly missed by his
cherished grandchildren Stephanie, Katie, Jonathan, Michael, Andrew,
Sarah, Taylor, Jon, Daniel and Caroline. A successful entrepreneur, a
lover of golf, skiing and sailing, and a fun-loving spirit who
attracted many loyal friends, Ron's greatest happiness and "tears of
joy" came from being with Wendy and their family. Ron's kind and
loving soul will be greatly missed. He will be remembered forever and
cherished by those who knew him best. Ron's family sends their
heartfelt appreciation to the staff at New Vista and Seton Villa for
the care and personal attention that they so generously provided for
Ron. A memorial service to honour Ron's life, and celebrate his
memories, will be held at 1:30pm on Saturday, October 3 at Forest
Lawn, 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that memorial donations be made in Ron's honour to the
Parkinson Society of Canada, 4211 Yonge Street, Suite 316, Toronto, ON
M2P 2A9
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


JAGERHOFER Frieda Josefa Born July 11,1928 in Austria. Passed away
September 19, 2009 in Langley, BC. Predeceased by her beloved son
Hansi in 1956 and husband Johann in 1990. Greatly missed and beloved
by her sister Josephine in France, her children Elfriede (Graeme),
Herbert (Dawn), Anita, Linda, her 8 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren, also many friends and family here and in France
and Austria. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 10 am at
St Matthew's Parish, 16079 - 88th Ave., Surrey, BC. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to SOS Children's Village Canada.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/25/2009 - 9/26/2009


JEFFERSON Violet (nee Chin-Sue) October 10, 1934 - August 25, 2009
Formerly of Jamaica, Toronto and Surrey, B.C. Following a 2 year
struggle with ALS, Vi slipped away quietly and peacefully in the
Surrey Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place - a celebration of
her life will be held on October 10, 2009 at St. Alban's Anglican
Church, 7717 - 19th Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. at 1:00 p.m. Special thanks
to all the caregivers and the ALS Society of B.C. In lieu of flowers
donations to help find a cure in Vi's memory would be greatly
appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


JOHNSTON James Beveridge Passed away peacefully on September 23, 2009
at Mount St. Joseph Hospital, Vancouver, age 86. Details of
Celebration of Life to be announced with a full obituary later.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


KENDRICK Isabella (Bel) It is with a profound sense of loss that Bel's
family announces her passing on September 21, 2009. Bel was born in
Fernie, BC, educated at Brandon College and UBC, and worked as a
talented and enthusiastic teacher and librarian in Penticton, as well
as later in her life at Alma College in Ontario. Beloved mother,
grandmother, sister, and aunt, Bel was frugal with her own needs and
incredibly generous to others, sharing her home, time, and compassion
with all who crossed her path. Predeceased by husband Bert and sister
Agnes, Bel is survived by her daughter, Margaret (Bill),
granddaughters Ainsley and Lindsey, sister Mary Anne McCulloch,
nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. The family wishes to express
gratitude for the kindness and care provided by Dr. LeBel in
Summerland and staff of Evergreen House, Lions Gate Hospital. No
service by request. Donations may be made to Raise-a-Reader.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


KENNETT John John was born in Vancouver on February 28, 1912 and
slipped away on September 16, 2009 after a bout of pneumonia having
lived a long and full life. He was predeceased by grandson Robby
MacPherson in 1995 and wife Kay in 2007. He is fondly remembered by
daughters Carol (Robby) MacPherson and Nancy (Don) Sloan as well as
grandchildren Chris (Tracy) MacPherson and Lisa (David) Marfleet and
great-granddaughter Taylor MacPherson. John served in the RCAF in WWII
and then spent most of his working career as an accountant for the
federal government. John and Kay had many happy retirement years spent
with family, playing golf, going to the horse races, and travelling to
California. Thanks to caregivers at Crofton Manor. Cremation will take
place with no formal service by request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/19/2009 - 9/26/2009


LIAU Swee Hoon September 20, 1917 - September 16, 2009 It is with deep
sadness that we share the passing of our beloved Mother. She and Eng
Teng Liau had 2 sons and 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 4
great-grandchildren. She has always loved the Lord and has finished
her course faithfully. We will miss you Mom! The memorial service is
at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 1, 2009 Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000
Imperial Street, Burnaby, B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


LOWES Sylvia A. August 1921 - September 2009 Sylvia passed away
peacefully on September 15, at Richmond General Hospital. Proceeded in
death by her husband Bert. Will be laid to rest beside her husband at
Ocean View Burial Park in a joining plot. Sylvia had an active life
and hand many friends coast wide and was adopted in the the Haida
"Raven" clan by her loving friends Ted and Bertha Bruce. Mom by
numerous fishermen, Granny Sil to neighbourhood kids, she will be
sorely missed. Survived by sons John Keith and David Edward Lowes;
Brothers Albert George Lincoln and wife Joan; Grandchildren Jennifer
Lowes and Jason Rait; and numerous nieces and nephews. Service and
celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday October 1, at
Steveston United Church, 3720 Broadway, Richmond.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


MacCLEMENTS - Robert John Born September 19, 1922 in Londonderry, N.
Ireland passed away peacefully on September 21, 2009 at age 87. He is
predeceased by his sisters: Molly, Agnes and Peggy. He will remain
forever in the hearts of his beloved wife Gloria, his children June
(Jack), Robert (Chally), Richard (Stephanie), Ron (Leslie), Sylvia
(Tom), Shelagh, 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and family in
England, Ireland and Boston. After arriving in Estevan, Sask. for
military training he met and married Gloria his lifelong love of 66
1/2 years. They both returned to England for the duration of WWII
where he served with the RAF at Manston Air Base. Dad was someone you
could always count on; he had a great sense of humor and touched both
friends and strangers alike. He spent many hours volunteering and
started the 1st Cub Scout group in Queensboro. He will be forever
missed and most lovingly remembered. A memorial service will be held
Wednesday, September 30th at 2:00pm at Valley View Funeral Home -
Arbor Chapel, 14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, please
consider a donation to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


MAGEE Henriette Rose (Henri) nee Pellerin May 12, 1928 - September 23,
2009 Passed away peacefully in Lions Gate Hospital early Wednesday
morning surrounded by her loving family. Henri is lovingly remembered
by her husband of 53 years Patrick (PO), children Patti Martin (Jim),
Kieran (Karen), Michelle Robertson (Doug) and Moira Fricke (Paul), 13
wonderful grandchildren and one precious great-granddaughter along
with her 3 remaining siblings Sr.Berthe Pellerin, May Pellerin and
Noema Wassill and family members in Saskatchewan and Ireland. Henri
grew up on the family farm in Albertville, Saskatchewan with her 11
brothers and sisters and moved out west where she met her husband and
raised her family. Central to her life was her certainty and love of
her Catholic faith and love of family. She was an inspiration to all
of us who journeyed with her in her final days. We would like to thank
all the wonderful staff of 2E at LGH with a special thanks to Dr. Jim
Bovard and Dr. Rajeesh Mainra for their loving care and dedication.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 29th
at noon with prayers Monday at 7:30pm both at St. Edmund's Parish, 545
Mahon Avenue, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to the
BREATH Program at Lions Gate Hospital would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine
Drive, West Vancouver, 604-922-1221.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


MANDIK Frank (Frantisek) Passed away at the age of 76 years.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


MATTHEWS Iga (Bertren-Matthews) nee Jadwiga T. Dabrowska Passed away
peacefully September 21, 2009 after a long illness. She will be sorely
missed by her many friends in Vancouver, Montreal and points around
the world who formed her surrogate family. Iga lived her 84 years in
style until the very end. Iga's "A Team" want to thank Drs. Joffe and
Miller, as well as the staffs at St. Paul's Hospital and Marion
Hospice, for the devoted and respectful care they gave Iga. Donations
in Iga's name may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation, online at
www.bccancerfoundation.com or by calling 604-877-6040 or
1-888-906-2873. Celebrations of Iga's life are being planned for
Vancouver and Montreal for sometime in November. For more information,
friends of Iga's may contact Chris in Vancouver at 604-727-4056 or
Christine in Montreal at 514-878-2500.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


MOERIKE - Eldon Earl "Chief" Chief passed away peacefully on September
21st at the Christine Morrison Hospice. Chief is survived by his
loving wife of 47 years Moira Patricia, 1 son, Troy (Norma), his
favourite granddaughter Meghan, sister Georgina Welsh (Fred), sister
Jackie Sweet (Merv), brothers Garth (Bonnie) and Sam, Aunt Janet Shae,
many nieces, nephews and cousins. Celebration of life to be held on
October 3 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch
No. 88, 12101 - 224th St., Maple Ridge, B.C. No flowers by request. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christine Morrison
Hospice at Mission Memorial Hospital - 3rd floor, 7324 Hurd Street,
Mission, B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


MORRIS Rae Ford (Geoffrey) February 18th, 1924 - September 19th, 2009
Rae passed away peacefully after an extended struggle with Alzheimer's
disease surrounded by his children and beloved wife Melba. Growing up
near Jericho beach, Rae had a profound love of the water. He spent
every possible moment from his childhood through his latter years
either in or on the water; swimming, boating or at the seashore. He
was an accomplished sailor and served in the Merchant Marine during
WWII. Rae will always be remembered for his unparalleled energy level,
his crazy sense of humour and animated story telling. Never at a loss
for words, Rae could entertain for hours on end with his never ending
repertoire of stories, songs and poems. A true "Jack of all trades",
Rae could fix anything. He had a wealth of knowledge and loved to
teach. He was an accomplished artist and we often wished he had
harnessed more energy into painting. A self proclaimed "curbstoner",
Rae spent his entire life working in the marine and mining industries.
Rae was predeceased by his older brother Bernard Morris and sister
Pauline Digby (Warren). He is survived by his children, John Morris
(Judy), Mary Parent (Neil), Cathy Comrie (Darin), Marcela Nunez, Patty
Brugman (Pieter) and his many grandchildren. A special thanks to the
kind and compassionate staff at the North Vancouver Kiwanis Care
Center who clearly loved Rae and provided him with the utmost care. No
service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's
Society of B.C. would be appreciated.
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NEUFELD Margaret Ruth (nee Pope) Ruth passed away peacefully into the
presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on September 22, 2009 at
the age of 101. Predeceased by her husband Herman (1959), and brother
John (1998). The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at
Blenheim Lodge for the care and compassion she received there. A
graveside service for Grandma will be held at Mountain View Cemetery
on Monday, September 28 at 2:00pm.
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NICHINI Rita Ann (nee Bento) June 16, 1936 - September 19, 2009 Rita
passed away peacefully after a short, but courageous battle with lung
cancer. She is survived by Tony, her husband of 51 years; her children
Marisa, Carlo (Heather), Aldo (Wanda), and Lisa; as well as her
grandchildren, Steffanie, Alexander, Michelle, Thomas and Te?a Ann.
She touched the lives of many people throughout her life and always
loved a great party, good food, lovely flowers, wonderful friends and
all her family. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on
Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2465 Crown
St., Vancouver to be followed by a reception at the UBC Golf Course,
5185 University Blvd. A gathering of family and friends will be held
at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her
memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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PANKRATZ Harry Ernest July 23, 1931 - September 23, 2009 Harry Ernest
Pankratz. Kind. Gentle. Accepting. Gracious. Loving. A gentleman in
every sense of the word and a man of complete integrity, who left us
to be with his Lord and Saviour. Predeceased by his precious son, Jim,
in 2008, he leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 54 years, Welma,
daughter Lorraine (Clint) Hamilton, daughter-in-law Lori and seven
grandchildren whom he adored - Leanna, Whitney, Jake, Katie, Emily,
Steven and Jared. He will be remembered by brother Jake (Anita),
sisters Helen Krahn and Luella Dyck, a very large and loving Siemens
family and numerous nieces and nephews. Harry was also predeceased by
his parents, Jacob and Anna Pankratz, and his sister Anne Sawatsky.
Harry was born on July 23, 1931 in Pitt Meadows, BC, moving to
Abbotsford shortly thereafter. He battled rheumatic fever as a child
resulting in failing health in later years. After receiving three
degrees from UBC, Harry enjoyed an 11-year teaching career at John
Oliver High School prior to working with Vancouver Community College
as an administrator in many different capacities, ending his career as
Principal at KEC. A man of deep faith, Harry served Fraserview
Mennonite Brethren Church in numerous roles including 17 years as
Church Moderator, as well as a Board Member for the BC Mennonite
Brethren Church Conference. A lover of music, Harry taught himself to
play the piano by ear and played for hours, with all songs sounding
like hymns. Known for compassion and acceptance, Harry will be
remembered for quick kisses and hugs and an ability to make you feel
like the most important person in the room. Through failing health he
remained positive and was a loving example to us all. He will be
deeply missed. The funeral service will be held on Monday, September
28th, 2009 at 11:00 am at South Abbotsford Church, 32424 Huntingdon
Road, Abbotsford, BC. A viewing for close friends and family will be
held Sunday, September 27th at 7:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310
Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to MCC
will be appreciated.
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PENTLAND John Arnet It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of John Arnet Pentland, age 90, on September 17, 2009. He is
remembered by Mabel, his loving wife of 65 years, family and friends.
Arn commenced his career in prosthetics in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before
moving to Vancouver where he opened J.A. Pentland Ltd., specializing
in orthopedic and prosthetic services. No service by request.
Donations may be made to charity of your choice.
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PFEIFER Sharon Louise 1941 - 2009 Sharon Louise Pfeifer, nee Rothwell,
aged 67 years, passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in
Vancouver, BC, August 24, 2009. She is lovingly remembered by her
husband Mel, children Brent, Shelley, Greg (Steffaney), and Deborah
(Sam), grandchildren Clay, Kyle, Sarah, Bailey and Wyatt, sisters
Karlene and Lori, brother Jim and numerous nieces, nephews and other
relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Jack and
Laverne Rothwell. Sharon was born December 10, 1941 in Regina,
Saskatchewan and spent most of her early years in Saskatoon and
Calgary. She lived with her husband Mel and children for most of her
adult years in Toronto, ON, and Vancouver, BC and for several years in
the United States. Sharon was an executive secretary for major
corporations and the psycho-educational clinic administrator for the
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of
Toronto for many years. She will be forever remembered for her
lifelong devotion to family and friends, warm and outgoing personality
and an extraordinary ability to empathize and relate to others. Her
unpretentiousness, spontaneity and adventurousness were complemented
by her sense of humor and quick wit. Music, arts and crafts were an
important part of her life. Sharon was unforgettably beautiful and
leaves memories filled with her lovely voice, wonderful smile and the
laughter in her eyes. The family is deeply grateful to the staff at
St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver for the exceptional care given during
Sharon's lengthy struggle there. A Memorial Service was held Friday,
September 11, 2009, at the Calgary Crematorium Chapel for close family
and friends. Please consider donations to the St. Paul's Hospital
(SPH) Renal Program, the BC Provincial Renal Agency (BCPRA) and the
Kidney Foundation of Canada. Funeral arrangements entrusted to
Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver,
604-922-1221. For further information please visit www.MeM.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


PHAGURA Teja Singh It is with great sorrow that we announce the
peaceful passing of our beloved patriarch, Teja Singh Phagura.
Eighteen months after suffering a stroke, he left us on September 23rd
at 4pm to rejoin the love of his life, Sital Kaur, predeceased by 4
years. He is celebrated by his three children, Gurdeesh (Paul),
Baldish (Sardul) and Harpreet (Kamaljit), 9 grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren. Born in 1922, Teja Singh grew up in Bolina Doaba,
District Jallandhar, Punjab. After completing his education, he served
in the British Army for 15 years then ran a large farm in Moga,
Punjab. Teja and Sital moved to Canada in 1979 to join their son and
daughter. His two passions were community service and walking.
Although he could have chosen a retired life of leisure when arriving
in Canada, he instead dedicated countless volunteer hours as Vice
President of the Indo-Canadian Senior Centre. In this role he aided
fellow seniors, providing advice and assistance as needed, and was
very proud to be commended by Premier Glen Clark for this work. It is
without a doubt that we can say Teja has left a great impression on
all of us who knew him, and he leaves us with many cherished memories.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 9/26/2009


PREFONTAINE Michelle September 19, 1937 - September 23, 2009 Michelle
passed away peacefully at the Richmond Hospital Palliative Care Unit
after a long illness, surrounded by the love and support of her
siblings on September 23, 2009. Michelle is survived by her six
sisters, four brothers, nieces and nephews and many friends and
co-workers in Canada and abroad. Michelle had active careers in the
health field starting as a Medical Record Librarian in Swift Current,
Saskatchewan and terminating as a Registered Nurse (oncology) at the
B.C. Cancer Agency. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday,
September 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Funeral Home. Interment
will be in her hometown of Lisieux, Saskatchewan. In lieu of flowers,
Michelle requested that donations be made to the BC Cancer Foundation
or The Richmond Hospital Foundation/Palliative Care.
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RAC Menyhert Lajous 1915-2009 "Mike" passed away on September 22, 2009
at Vancouver General Hospital due to complications from previous
health problems. Mike is survived by his long time companion Marilyn
Cowdell, his wife Lilli Rac, and his sister-in-law Livia Molnar of
Montreal. He will be missed by his nieces Marika Steiner (Roger) of
Vancouver, Judy Weiss (Nathan) of Rehovot, Israel, and their children
Shoshana (Mike), Naftali, Shifra and Aviva. Mike was born in
Hajousamson, Hungary and became a Master Tailor in Debrecen. He
escaped from Hungary in 1948 and set up a tailoring business in
Salzburg, Austria. In 1950 Mike immigrated to Canada where he
established York Custom Tailors on Robson Street. Mike retired early
and spent the following years trying to "walk on the sunny side of the
street." Mike had an amazing determination and zest for life and he
didn't give up easily. Mike overcame all obstacles and always said
that he had wonderful memories. Funeral Services will be held on
September 30, 2009 at 11:00am at St.Christopher's Church, 1068
Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to a
charity of your choice in Mike's memory would be appreciated.
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RUFF Bethel Zelma Passed away peacefully in the presence of her
daughter Joy in Langley on September 19, 2009 at the age of 88 years.
She is predeceased by her daughter Patricia, brothers Jack, Ross, Noel
and Lawrence, sisters Georgia and Eloise Dale. Bethel is survived by
her loving husband of 68 years George, daughter Joy (Keith) of
Abbotsford, son Terrance of Vancouver, grandchildren Kerri-Lynne
(Terry), Jason (Ale), great-granddaughter Hannah, Sister Joan (Jack),
brother Robert (Jean). Service date to be announced. Donations in
Bethel's memory given to the B.C. Childrens Hospital is appreciated.
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RUSSELL Maysie June 12, 1910 - August 19, 2009 Former resident of
Kerrisdale and widow of Ron Russell, Maysie was predeceased by her son
David and brothers Bert and Jim Graham. She is survived by her
daughter Mary Brown, her eleven grandchildren and her
great-grandchildren. Heartfelt thanks from the family goes to
Claudette Steele and to the staff at Walter Stuart ECU in Mission for
their years of warm and loving care. Celebration of Maysie's life will
be at All Saints Anglican Church, 33077 Second Avenue, (at James),
Mission, B.C., V2V 1J7 on Sunday, September 27 at 2:00p.m., followed
by a picnic in the church hall. Come and celebrate her life with us
and raise a sandwich to her memory. Memorial gifts in Maysie's honour
may be directed to All Saints Children's Choir.
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SAWYER Raymond Edward September 7, 1917 - September 18, 2009 It is
with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father
Raymond Sawyer Friday, September 18, 2009 at age 92 in Nanaimo, BC. He
will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Raymond was
predeceased by his loving and devoted wife Elizabeth in 2007 and his
loving daughter Beverly in 1995. Raymond is survived by sons Larry
(Bonny) of Nanaimo, David (Beverley) of Laredo, Texas and Danny (Sue)
of Grants Pass, Oregon and brother Frank of Keremeos, BC. He will be
very much missed by his seven grandchildren, fifteen
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He will also be
missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Dad was born in Ashcroft, BC
and lived all his adult life in Vancouver and Richmond prior to moving
to Nanaimo in 2003. Dad is now with the Lord joining Mom and Beverly.
A special thank you to "Keeping House" for their loving care for Dad.
No service will be held by Dad's request. Donations to the Breast
Cancer Society in Dad's name would be greatly appreciated.
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SIMPSON Marie Alphonsine Elise (nee Aeck) Marie was born on January
18, 1940 in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan and passed away suddenly in her
sleep on September 20, 2009 at her home in Vancouver. Dedicated to the
care and support of many, Marie was a psychiatric nurse and teacher
from the late 1960s to the 1990s, most notably at the British Columbia
Institute of Technology, Vancouver General Hospital, and the Richmond
Mental Health Services. A devoted and loving wife and mother, she will
be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. A
Celebration of Marie's life will be held on October 10, 2009 at 1:00
pm at Hamilton Harron Funeral Home, 5390 Fraser Street, Vancouver. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or
preferred charity is appreciated. Hamilton Harron 604-325-7441
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SMITH Edward Joseph Born in Vancouver in 1929, passed away September
20, 2009. He's survived by daughter Mary-Lou, brothers Charlie and
Tommy, sisters Margaret, and Cecelia, niece Gail, as well as several
other nieces and nephews. A small gathering to celebrate his life will
be held at 1:00pm at the Firefighter's Club in Burnaby on Friday,
October 9, 2009. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your
local animal shelter. Where a beautiful soul once has been, lays a
trail of beautiful memories.
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(Memoriam)
In Memory of Raymond Victor Smith 1926 - 2005 We have only a memory,
dear dad We cherish our whole life through But the sweetness will live
forever A sure treasure, the memory of you. Love Always, your entire
crew!
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SORENSEN Alice R. (Jensen) It is with love and deep sadness that the
family of Alice Sorensen announces her peaceful passing on August 28,
2009 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Alice was born
June 4th, 1933 in Denmark and immigrated to Canada in 1957 with her
husband Nels. Alice was predeceased by Nels in 1994. Alice lived life
with optimism, grace, compassion and courage. She will be deeply
missed for her wonderful sense of humor, her kind and caring heart,
her words of inspiration, gentle wisdom and encouragement, her
generosity and creativity, but most of all, for the love she gave
unconditionally to her family and friends. Alice is survived by her
loving family, daughters Joann (Garth) and Linda (Roy), her
grandchildren; Kelly, Lauren, Michael and Mitchell, her sister Sonja
and brother Benny (Lise), the loving Kief family and many dear and
wonderful friends. Alice will be remembered warmly, missed deeply and
always felt in our hearts. She will live on in all of us. Alice's
Memorial will be held on Saturday, October 10th, 2009 at 2:00 pm in
the Clubhouse at Vasa Park (next to Golden Days) located at Pigeon
Lake, Alberta.
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STABNER Harry Born Grahamdale, Manitoba on 1, May 1919 - died 17,
September 2009 in Vancouver, BC. Served during WWII with the Royal
Winnipeg Rifles, and worked after the war with the pulp and paper
industry at Port Mellon, BC until retirement in 1984. He passed away
at home peacefully with his daughter Sharon at his side. Missed by
daughter Sharon, son-in-law Roger, step-son Bobby, and daughter-in-law
Marion, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No funeral
arrangements or service by his request. Harry will be laid to rest by
the side of his parents and family in Manitoba.
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SUMPTON James William "Bill" (a.k.a. Wiley) Peacefully passed away on
September 22, 2009 at the age of 73, after a long battle with illness.
Born in Elk Point, Alberta, Bill is predeceased by James, his son, in
1991. Survived by his loving and devoted wife and soul mate of
fourty-nine years, Audrey; sons Christopher and Jason (Eva); daughter
Susanne (Rob); eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
daughter-in-law Sherry (Peter); sister Joan; aunts and uncles, and
many dear friends. Bill was a Professional Engineer for Simons and
Sandwell consulting engineering firms; was a sports and outdoor
enthusiast; traveled the world; loved music, and was a loyal husband,
father and friend. After retirement, Bill was faced with numerous
health compromises and although overwhelming at times, never
complained. A special thanks to the staff of the North Shore Community
Dialysis Unit and St. Paul's Hospital for their exceptional care and
kindness. We will truly miss his love of gadgets and his passion for
problem solving. His inner strength, courage, integrity and dedication
to all aspects of his life will never be forgotten. "Forever in blue
jeans". Celebration of Life for family and friends will be on Monday,
September 28, 1pm, at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd,
North Vancouver. Donations in Bill's memory can be made to the
Canadian Kidney Foundation. www.kidney.ca . Personal Alternative
Funeral Services 604-857-5779
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TARAMPI Napoleon December 27, 1928 - September 21, 2009 With deep
sorrow we announce his passing with his wife and 3 children by his
side. He is survived by his wife Rose, sons Butch (Monika), Rusty,
daughter Vernie, grandchildren Trina (Alex), Tara, Reignee, Phoenix,
Griffin and Brooke. He is also survived by his siblings Homobono
(Luz), Erlinda, Fe (Ben), Erdolfo (Lita), Estella (Eddie), Hortencia
(Sonny), Dexter (Gail), (Constancia), and many nephews, nieces,
grandnephews and grandnieces. Born in the Philippines, member of the
32nd degree mason, he migrated to Canada in 1965 with his family. As
one of the first Filipino families in Vancouver, Napoleon sponsored
his siblings soon after that started his legacy. He was a successful
and dedicated life insurance broker who went an extra mile with his
clients. He was generous and caring. A viewing will be held on Monday,
September 28, 2009 6-9pm at Oceanview Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St.,
and a Church Service on Tuesday, September 29 at 11:00am, at St.
Joseph the Worker Church, 4451 Williams Rd., Richmond. We will miss
him forever.
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TAYLOR Joyce Evelyn (nee Simon) April 21, 1924 - September 24, 2009
Joyce, born in Bedwas, Wales, moved to Ocean Falls, BC in 1927 and
enjoyed the life of the small community and company town. Joyce
married Ben on June 24, 1947 and moved to Burnaby to start their 62
year marriage. In the mid 70s they built their dream home and moved to
Salt Spring Island. Joyce will be missed by her husband Ben, sister
Shirley McDonald (Ontario), sons Kent (Sharon) and Don (Roberta),
grandchildren Scott, Chad (Juanita), Kristin, Alyssa, Katharyn and
Natalie, great-grandchildren Justin, Darren and Lucas, as well as the
rest of the Taylor/McDonald family and friends. A celebration of
Joyce's life will be held at the family home on Monday, September 28,
2009 from 1 - 4pm. Donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit
at the Lady Minto Hospital. The family especially thanks Joanna
Barrett and the caring people of the Lady Minto for their months of
loving and attentive care.
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TEASDALE Brian J. Brian J. Teasdale, aged 58, died at home on
September 23, 2009 after a brave battle with cancer. Predeceased by
brother Bruce. Missing Brian each day are sister Fern, sons Mike
(Jennifer) and Ken (Rainey), granddaughter Kennedy and Marisa, his
devoted partner of many years. No funeral as requested.
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THODESON Margaret Elsie Passed away peacefully on September 11, 2009
at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her son Kendall James. Lovingly
remembered by her husband David with whom she shared 56 years of
marriage, her sisters Florence, Ethel, and Mary, and her daughters
Sandy (Ken) and Marion (Brian), and their families. The family wishes
to express their thanks to the Staff at Cedar Hill Centre for the
compassionate care shown to Margaret. A Celebration of Margaret's life
will be held on Friday, October 2 at 1:00 pm at Henderson's Funeral
Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy, Langley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation, BC Children's Hospital
Foundation or Alzheimer Society of B.C.
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TOKAI Naoyuki (Walter) Born May 8, 1937 in Vancouver, BC and passed
away peacefully on September 20, 2009 at Marion Hospice in Vancouver,
BC. Predeceased by his parents Haruko (1965) and Kanezo (1979), sister
Yasuko (2008) and brother-in-law Mits (2009). Survived by loving wife
"Amy" (Sylvia), son Tyler, sister Jean, nieces Sandra (Tony), Angie,
aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. Walter lived with his
family, first in Steveston, then Fanny Bay, Kaslo and Greenwood. He
returned to Vancouver in 1950 to study carpentry. He loved commercial
fishing and judo; receiving his black belt alongside his Dad. The
family wishes to thank the staff and doctors at VGH and Marion
Hospice. Memorial Service will be at Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel on
Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 10:00am (3789 Royal Oak Avenue,
Burnaby). Officiated by Rev. Dr. R. Douglas Throop. In lieu of flowers
and Koden, please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation (600
- 686 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1) or Marion Hospice c/o
Providence Health Care Finance Department (1081 Burrard Street,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6).
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VALANCIUS Diane Patrice August 25, 1943 - September 18, 2009 Mom lost
her short battle with lung cancer on September 18, 2009, the world
lost one of its amazing beautiful souls. Whether she was working in
her garden, picking up litter, giving cookies to the passing dogs or
painting lady bugs for neighbourhood kids she was always making East
11th a more beautiful place to be. She was happiest making others
smile especially during the holidays by decorating her house for
Valentines to Christmas, Easter or St. Patrick's, Bubba would be out
there in any weather making it beautiful for all to enjoy. Her pride
and joy was Halloween where she could actually see the kids faces
light up as they noticed all the treasures around the yard and porch.
This is why we have chose to remember Mom on Halloween this year with
neighbours, friends and all who loved and appreciated her. Everyone
welcomed to share in memories, candies and of course Bubba juice.
Diane worked may years at BC Tel and retired early to spend time with
family which we are now so very happy for. She will be missed by many
critters, friends, neighbours, family and people who only knew her as
the "all occasion lady" but extremely missed by her children,
Michelle, Kevin, Lisa (Ray); grandchildren Hailey, Brooke, and Emily,
dear fiends M.J., Londa and her many wonderful neighbours who were her
extended family. In lieu of flowers a donation to her favourite
charity Critteraid would be greatly appreciated. Critteraid - Memory
of Diane Valancius, 113 - 437 Martin St, Penticton, BC, V2A 5L1. I've
been thinking of how I could best remember my mom and her memory, then
it became quite clear, every time I pass that piece of litter, I'll
pick it up, instead of walking past a neighbour I'll smile and say
hello, that last bite of food alway toss it to the crows, by making my
own world beautiful, I'll make the world more beautiful. Thanks for
making our lives so beautiful and enriched Bubba!
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VERWEST Barbara, nee? Morris Born in Liverpool, United Kingdom 13
September 1926. With great love and sadness we announce the peaceful
passing of Barbara on Sunday 20 September 2009 at 1:18pm, aged 83
years. Will be lovingly remembered by husband Hank, daughters Joanne
and Robin, and four grandchildren: Shoshana, Brigham, Paul and
Somerset; brother Edward (Angela), sisters Gwen (Tom) and Pam (Jack);
also relatives Lidy, Peter and Caudia, and other relatives in Great
Britain, the Netherlands and the USA, and friends. Barbara lived in
the United Kingdom, Canada, Switzerland and Sweden. her love and
fortitude will be greatly missed. Many thanks to the staff of Home
Support, Nurse Next Door, and Lions Gate Hospital for their kind care.
A memorial service will be held at St.David's United Church, 1525
Taylor Way, West Vancouver, on Thursday 1 October at 2:00pm. In lieu
of flowers, a donation to the Parkinson Society of British Columbia,
No. 600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, V6C 1J9 will be
appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hollyburn Funeral Home,
1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, 604-922-1221. For further
information please visit www.MeM.com .
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WETJEN Marjorie Died peacefully on September 16, 2009 at age 101 at
West Vancouver Care Centre where she was the longest residing
resident. Marjorie came to Canada from the U.K. in the early 50's and
worked as a legal secretary in various downtown firms. She was
integrally involved with Little Theatre. Marjorie was also known as an
artist and writer. She will be sorely missed by her friends, who will
have a celebration of life privately, as Marjorie's wishes.
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WILSON John Richard John Richard Wilson passed away suddenly at home
on September 21st at the age of 81. A friend to all, John will be
remembered for his quick wit and his fun loving disposition. Survived
by his loving family, of whom he was immensely proud; Alta Elaine (nee
Brown), his wife of 58 years, son Jim (Sandra) and daughters Janet
Canning (David) and Mary Ann Bertrand (Serge). John's pride and joy
were his loving grandchildren Sarah, Teresa, Ali, Daniel, Robert and
Jenny. He is also survived by his cherished sister Margaret Hiscox
(Tom) and sisters-in-law Lois Bell, and Donna Kauffmann and was
predeceased by his sister Elspeth Hext. Born and raised in Calgary,
John graduated from the Olds School of Agriculture and U of A, where
he was an enthusiastic member of Phi Delta Theta. A long career in the
forest industry took him from Canada to the UK and back. John enjoyed
many years living in London, England and the last 40 years in West
Vancouver, however he remained a Calgarian at heart. John was active
in the West Vancouver Seniors' Centre and more recently the West
Vancouver Adult Day Centre where he spent many happy hours. Rest in
peace, beloved John. You will be missed. Please join the family in a
celebration of John's life on Sunday, October 18th from 2 to 5 pm in
the ballroom of the Holiday Inn, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers,
please consider a donation to the "Lions Gate Foundation earmarked for
the West Vancouver Adult Day Centre".
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