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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times Colonist, Wednesday, December 24, 2003
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 09:23:21 -0800

Obituaries (12/24/03)
BOLAND Marjorie Joyce (nee Mardell) Peacefully surrounded by family on
December 20, 2003 in Victoria, B.C. She was born in Chester England and was
predeceased by first husband Ralph Hoppe. Joyce is survived by sons Richard
Boland, Peter(Kellie) Hoppe; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 step
grandchildren; 1 step great-grandchild; along with other family and friends.
With a pioneering spirit and 2 sons in tow, Joyce came to Canada in 1961. A
kind, beautiful lady, she will be greatly missed by all who had the good
fortune of ever knowing her. An internment service 1:00p.m. Saturday,
December 27 at Hatley Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow. A special
heartfelt thanks to Dr. Music and the staff of VGH.
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CLEMES Ethel nee Kyle, Born September 20, 1924 in England passed away
peacefully on December 21, 2003 in Victoria. No funeral by request.
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EMBRYK Ann Vivian passed away peacefully in Hospice on December 22, 2003.
Born October 08,1940 in Turtleford Saskatchewan to Elmer and Ester Callbeck,
the fifth child in the family of eight children. Ann met and married Fred
Embryk through which two beautiful children were born, Todd and Shelley. Ann
moved to Victoria in 1992 where she resided until the time of her passing.
She leaves to mourn her children Todd (Toni) and Shelley (Ted),
granddaughter Bailey, sisters Kathryn, Ferne,Connie, Velma and brothers
Arthur and Richard. Predeceased by her parents and sister Claire. A
celebration of Ann's life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel,
1155 Fort Street, on Saturday December 27, 2003 at 10.00 AM.
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KLAGES Wallace August, in hospital, December 21, 2003, after a brave fight
with pulmonary fibrosis. Born July 15, 1913 in Toronto, Ontario. Educated in
Marmion, Sullivan Township, graduated from Chesley High School in 1932 and
Ontario Teachers College, Stratford, Ontario. Wallace taught grades 1 to 10
for four years in Ontario. He enlisted in the RCAF in April 1941, served
overseas RAF #153 Nightfighter Squadron in Ireland and with the British
North Africa Forces and was discharged in 1945. Wallace had a long career as
editor and technical writer in the Federal Public Service, Department of
Transport, National Defence, National Revenue, External Affairs, Queens
Printer and Treasury Board Secretariat before retiring in 1974. He leaves
his beloved wife of 57 years, Lois McConnell and cherished family, son,
Warren (Jean) of Ottawa, Ontario; granddaughter, Krista (Robert) Lang; and
great-grandson, Grayson of Shawville Quebec; sister, Violet (Stan) Evans of
Brandon, Manitoba; brother, Murray (Helen) of Bozeman, Montana; many nieces
and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Henry Klages and Lili Anna
Schreiber and two sisters, Beulah (Ernest) Brigham and Irene (James)
Stinson. Wallace was an avid reader, enthusiastic nature conservancy and
outdoors lover, which included hiking, bird watching, woodworking,
historical research, hunting and fishing. He was indoor sporting rifle
chanmpion Federal Public Service Recreational Association 1963; named
Conservation Man of the Year 1964. A life Member of the Royal Canadian
Legion Branch #91; Life Member of the Tillicum and Veterans Care Society,
Life Member of Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsied; Memberof 800 Wing
RCAF Association; Federal Superannuates; a past president of the Juan de
Fuca Senior Citizens Association; a member of the Goldstream Museum Society,
and a past Cub Scout Leader in Ottawa. Many thanks for everyone for their
expressions of kindess and support. Funeral Services will be held at
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 911 Jenkins Avenue (corner Jacklin) in Langford,
on Saturday, December 27 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Philip Washeim officiating.
Friends who wish may make donations in Wallace's memory to the B.C. Lung
Association, 1902 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C., V8R1J7.
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KNUTSON Gladys May, Born October 12th, 1912 in Tate, Saskatchewan, passed
away peacefully at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care Unit on
December 21, 2003. Predeceased by her husband Lloyd, her brothers Harold,
Lawrence and Gordon Yeats, and her sister Grace Yeats. Lovingly remembered
by her sisters-in-law Marjorie Yeats of Sidney, BC and Elsie Yeats of
Winnipeg, Manitoba, her nephew Larry Yeats of Winnipeg and niece Donna
Waller of Georgetown, Ontario. No service by request.
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LIENERT-TIKAL Manfred A. Q.C., D.Jur., LLB., born February 14, 1929 in
Vienna, Austria, passed away suddenly in Toronto, Ontario, December 19,
2003. Beloved husband of Ursula. loving father to Cathy and Christy in
Victoria, B.C. and son Michael (Jan) in Waterloo. Dear grandfather of
Hannah, Celeste and Graham. Brother of Melanie Ruppert in Vienna, Austria.
Manfred began his study of law in Vienna and later transferred to Innsbruck,
earning a Doctorate in Jurisprudence. He came to Canada in 1953 and, in
1958, graduated with his LLB from the University of Toronto School of Law.
He was admitted to the Bar in 1960 and later received the title of Queen's
Council. In the late 1960's, he established Tikal& Associates in Toronto and
in 1972 was joined by his longstanding partner, Wolf Von Teichman. Manfred's
practice was specialized in international law. He was a recognized
specialist in the German-Canadian Tax Treaty and related issues. While
practicing law in Toronto, he established a home in Victoria in 1980. An
avid sailor, he loved the west cost of British Columbia and took frequent
sailing trips with friends and family. He was a proud member of both the
Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the Union Club of British Columbia. He will be
greatly missed by many friends and associates in Victoria, Toronto and
Europe. A memorial service will be held in Victoria on December 29 at 1:30
pm at the First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive. Internment will
be at Royal Oak Burial Park. There will be a Celebration of Life reception
at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club following at 3:30 pm. Flowers are
gratefully declined, those desiring may make donations in his memory to the
Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island, or to the Canadian Diabetes
Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at
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MORAN Alexander Kenneth, born in Morden, Manitoba, July 22, 1921 passed away
on December 18, 2003 at the Victoria General Hospital. Alex was predeceased
by his mother, Mabel (1991); father, Kenneth (1942); sisters, Joyce (1994),
Betty (1995);brother, Harvey (1997). He is lovingly remembered by his wife,
Effie; daughter, Betty; sisters, Mildred, Doreen and Shirley; brother,
Orville; grandchildren, Timothy, Steven and Shannon, numerous nieces and
nephews. Alex served with the Saskatoon Light Infantry in Europe during
W.W.II and retired from the Dockyard in 1980. He was an accomplished artist
and will be sorely missed by all. "SO LONG ALEX" No Funeral by Alex's
request. Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens, Colwood. Flowers
are gratefully declined donations may be made in Alex's memory to the
Salvation Army #902 "A" Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8T 1E8.
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PERRY Gilbert Arnold, born in Vancouver June 19, 1917, passed peacefully
December 21, 2003 in Nanaimo Hospital. Predeceased by his loving wife, Elsye
in June 1993, after 54 years of marriage. Gilbert is survived by his loving
family, his sister, Jean; brothers, Robert and William; sister-in-law,
Lillian Jopson; cousins, Albert and George; and nephews, William and Robert.
He will be sadly and forever missed by his very dear friends, everywhere,
especially in Nanaimo and surrounding areas. Gilbert had a stellar career in
law enforcement starting with the B.C. Police in 1940, later transferring to
the RCMP. He graduated from the Regina Academy as class valedictorian. He
had many postings throughout British Columbia, ending in Nanaimo where he
retired as Staff Sergeant in 1974. A gathering of friends and family will be
held at the residence of Gene Beaudry, 3376 Opal Dr., Nanaimo on Monday,
January 5 from 2:00 5:00pm
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POW John Edward passed away peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital on
December 18, 2003 at the age of 93. John leaves his loving wife, Helen,
daughter-in-law Marilyn, his special friends, Bev and Blanch and many
friends who remember him fondly as the local barber. No funeral by request.
If so desired donations may be sent to a charity of your own choosing.
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PATTERSON Valerie Mabel, born October 18, 1913 in Waldron, Saskatchewan,
passed away peacefully at the Saanich Penninsula Hospital on December 20,
2003. Predeceased by her parents, Birdie and Alex Ellwood and by her sister
Enid Ford(on November 14, 2003). She is lovingly remembered by her husband,
George; daughters Alexandra Patterson and Deni Chazottes; son-in-law Paul
Chazottes; grandsons Mike, Ryan and Jordan; sisters Beth Harmon and
Gwendolyn-May Ellis (andRon Ellis). Valerie grew up in Metchosin and was an
accomplished pianist. She taught music and dancing in the Peace Region of
Alberta. Through the years of raising a family, Valerie made her home in
Edmonton, North Vancouver and Toronto, where she taught English to new
Canadians. Valerie returned to Victoria in 1986. A private family ceremony
will be held. Flowers gratefully declined; tributes if desired may be made
to the extended care ward c/o Saanich Penninsula Hospital Foundation.
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ROSSITER Lola Mae (nee Cherry), born in Victoria, B.C. on April 19, 1903,
passed away peacefully on December 18, 2003 at Nanaimo Seniors Village in
her 101 year. Lola was predeceased by her husband, Archie in 1989. Lola was
a long time resident of Esquimalt, B.C. and received a commemorative medal
from the Municipality honoring her for over 75 years as a resident. She
recently moved to Nanaimo, B.C to be close to her sons, Jack (Lil) of
Qualicum Beach, B.C and Eric (Maureen) of Nanaimo, B.C. She also leaves to
mourn her passing 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild. At Lola's request there will be no service.
Following cremation her ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband
Archie's at Hatley Memorial Gardens in Victoria. Yates Funeral Service and
Crematorium (1-877-264-3848) in care of arrangements.
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SMIBERT Georgina Louise, daughter of Grace and Trenholme Armitage, beloved
wife of Alfred Pringle (Bert) Smibert, passed on peacefully from pneumonia
just after midnight on December 22, 2003, at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. She
is survived by her two sons Roger and Douglas Smibert, Roger's wife Libby
Smibert, Georgina's five grandchildren Sasha, Erin, Kelly, Adrianne and Dax,
and her extended families, the Bruces, MacLeods, Shaws, Nicolsons and
cousins in Toronto, Montreal and Victoria. She was born on May 10, 1926 in
Montreal, where she grew up, met and married the man she would love for the
rest of her life, raised a family of three sons (Ian, Douglas and Roger) and
involved herself in her community through valuable volunteer work with
Dominion Douglas Church. She moved with her family to Toronto in May of 1970
and continued to support her community through Kingsway-Lambton United
Church as well as the Wellesley Hospital until she relocated with her
husband on the occasion of his retirement to Sidney, B.C. While in Sidney,
she tirelessly supported the community through her volunteer work with and
financial support of such organizations as St. Paul's United Church, the
Mount Newton Centre, the Resthaven Strata Council, and the PEO Sisterhood.
She joyfully celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary with her family and
many friends at Dunsmuir Lodge in Sidney on June of 1999, but too soon
thereafter lost her beloved Bert to cancer. She spent her spare time
enjoying outings with her walking group, frequenting the many symphonies,
operas and plays with her friends and family. She was always eager to help
and support those she was close to, and she touched the lives of manyshe
never knew, whether it was through the selfless acts of knitting winter
clothing for the homeless, or just by the sincere and caring gestures toward
those around her. She was very much loved and will be sorely missed by all
who knew her. Aviewing will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725
Falaise Drive 10:30 am on Saturday December 27th. There will also be a
Memorial Service held at 1 pm at St. Paul's United Church in Sidney, BC.
Instead of flowers, a donation in her memory to the Saanich Peninsula
Hospital would be greatly appreciated (2166 Mount Newton X Roads,
Saanichton, British Columbia V8M 2B2).
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Obituaries (12/24/03)
TATARYN Paul Frank, aged 42 years, formerly of Selkirk, MB, passed away on
December 8, 2003, in Victoria, BC. Funeral Services were held in Selkirk,
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WARD Bonzena (Bonnie), nee Bell, nee Zimmerman passed away peacefully in
Abbotsford, B.C., on Sunday, December 21, 2003. Predeceased by her husband
Joseph; son Gordon and sisters Ann and Sue. She is survived and dearly
missed by her sons Ralph (Donna), Stan (Carol); daughter Sylvia (Steve);
grandson Dean; and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The
family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Abbotsford
Hospital for making Grandma's last few months as comforting as possible.
Cremation and service to follow. Flowers gratefully declined, if desired
donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian
Cancer Society or a charity of ones choice. In remembrance, please be kind
and courteous to others.
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WILLIAMS Leslie, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2003. Les was born
in South Wales on May 8, 1916. He is survived by his loving family, Wife of
62 years Addie. 3 sons Bob (Susan), Brian and David and 1 Daughter Bonnie. 5
grandchildren Wendy (Rick), Chris (Cathy), Mike, Kevin and Jordan. 6 great
grandchildren, numerous other relatives and many friends. Predeceased by 1
sister. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at
2:00pm at the First Memorial Funeral Chapel (4725 Falaise Drive). For those
who desire donations in memory of Les may be made to the Victoria Hospice
and Palliative Care Foundation (1952 Bay Street - V8R 1J8) or the Saanich
Kiwanis Club (#54 - 2993 Tillicum - V9A 7L4).
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