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From: "Janet Jones" <>
Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times Colunist: 23-JAN-2004
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 11:54:06 -0500


Obituaries (01/23/04)
BAXTER Diane passed away peacefully on January 17th, 2004 at the age of 68
years. Diane is survived by her loving family, three daughters Maureen
(Rick) Baxter, Vicki (David) Prince and Linda (Ralph) Duncan-Page, five
grandchildren Tory, Emily, Jacqueline, Rebecca and Terry. Also by her many
other family and friends. Diane was predeceased by her husband Terry in
1986. Diane will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. A memorial
service will be held on Tuesday January 27, 2004 at 10:00 am at First
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. For those who desire,
donation in memory of Diane may be made to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
BELL Elizabeth Catherine - Died peacefully in the Victoria Hospice Centre of
the Royal Jubilee Hospital on January 19, 2004 at age 85. "Betty" was born
in Liverpool on July 17, 1918 of Manx heritage. She came to Canada in June
1946 as a war bride. She became manager of the "Stork Shop" and active in
the Victoria business community, holding membership in the Credit Granters
Association and the Greater Victoria Business Women's Breakfast Club. She
was also a permanent member of the morning coffee group at the "Mayfair
Caf". When she retired she was honoured as Victoria Citizen of the Week.
Betty was also active in the War Brides' Association, holding various
offices. Until physically unable, she was a member of St. Philip's Anglican
Church Choir. She is pre- deceased by her husband, Jack, and survived by her
son, Don (Lynn), grandchildren Carmen and Ben, niece Mandy (Rhett), nephew
Matt (Debbie) and great granddaughter Sayge. Betty will be remembered for
her love of social events, her humour and her determination. She retained
control of her life with grace and dignity to its end. A funeral service
will be held at ST. PHILIP'S CHURCH, 2928 Eastdowne Rd., on Monday, January
26, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Ross Bay Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice. Condolences may be
offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
CLARK Bernice Helen passed away on January 18th, 2004 at the age of 79.
Bernice was born on April 13th, 1924 in Gainsborough, Saskatchewan. She will
be lovingly remembered by her husband Lawrence; son Lawrence, sisters
Corrine, Francis and Maxine; and brothers Melvin and Floyd. A memorial
service will be held on Monday January 26th, 2004 at 10:00 am at First
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
CRISPENS Sandy Marilyn. December 8, 1942 December 15, 2003. Survived by her
husband Harry Norbert Crispens of Victoria, brother Wayne (Doris) Bradley of
Westbank, B.C., sister Shirley Reinke of Keremeos, B.C., son Dean (Vanessa)
LaFortune ofVancouver, daughter Shannon Tara of Salt Spring Island, nieces
Faye Elderkin (Tom Luscombe) and Marilyn (Phillip) Bayliss of Vanderhoof,
B.C. Sandy was a creative, artistic person who loved singing which was
evident by the number of singing groups she belonged to, which included the
Greater Victoria Chapter of the Sweet Adelines. A 'Celebration of Sandy's
Life' will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24 at Unity Church of
Victoria, 2750 Quadra Street. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of
choice would be appreciated.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
DAVIES Alice (nee Heinesen). In loving memory of our beloved sister. Born
January 27, 1930, passed away December 18, 2003 in Whiterock, B.C. She was
well known in Victoria and was a long time member of the Trafalgar Legion
and worked as a cook at the Victoria Curling Club. Her surviving sisters:
Patsy Grant and Betty Billington loved her and miss her.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
GIBSON Ernest H. J. (Gib). It is with profound sadness that we announce the
passing of Ernest (Gib) Gibson, aged 102 years, at St. Joseph's Hospital,
Comox, B.C. Gib was the last member of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police in
Canada. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife of 62 years, Helen
and son Doug of Victoria. He also leaves to mourn his passing many relatives
and friends in Alberta, Owen Sound, Ontario and the U.S.A. Gib touched many
lives and we are richer for having had him with us for so many wonderful
years. Gib retired in 1966 and moved to Comox where he resided until his
passing. A Memorial Service will be held at d'Esterre House, 1801 Beaufort
Avenue, Comox (of which Gib was a life member) on Sunday, January 25, at
2:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to d'Esterre House or the
Legion Poppy Fund would be appreciated. PIERCY'S MT. WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME
have been entrusted with arrangements. PIERCY'S MT. WASHINGTON 250-334-4464
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
GILLIES Charlotte Victoria Miller passed away peacefully in her sleep
January 21, 2004 at James Bay Lodge in Victoria, BC at the age of 90. She is
predeceased by her husband Murdo Gillies and her sister Margery Nesbitt. She
is survived by her sons, Richard C. Gillies (Rose), R. Mark Gillies and her
daughter Alexis Saunders (Rafik Abdel-al); grandchildren Debra Riley
(Robert), Richard, Hastings and Jewell Gillies, Omar, Ameer and Nadia
Abdel-al; her niece Judy Moyes and grandnieces and nephews Joya MacIntyre
and family, Joni Arneson and family, Jodi Nichol and family and Ryan Moyes.
The family wishes to thank all the staff at James Bay Lodge who cared for
Charlotte so warmly. Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's Anglican
Church, 1701 Elgin Road, Victoria, BC on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 11:00
a.m. with The Reverend Nancy Ford officiating. She will be remembered for
her handwork in the Victoria Embroidery Guild and allher devotion as a
volunteer for the Canadian Mental Health Association. In lieu of flowers
please make donations to the Primates World Relief and Development Fund
through St. Mary's.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
HIPWOOD Alice. Born June 20th, 1920 in Victoria, BC, passed away peacefully
January 20th, 2004 in Oak Bay Lodge. Predeceased by her brother George. She
leaves behind her sister Edith Jones, brother Herb (Iris), nephews Winston
(Marie) Jones in Courtenay, Daryl (Barb) Jones of Victoria, Alan (Sally)
Hipwood in England, nieces Beatrice (Bill) Sinclair of Victoria, Doris (Jim)
Talma of Honeymoon Bay, and Carol Cross in England. Alice worked many years
for the Hudson Bay Company and after retirement devoted many years to the
Aberdeen Hospital Ladies Auxillary. Memorial services will be held at 12:00
noon on Wednesday January 28th, 2004 at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725
Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC, V8Y 1B4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Salvation Army.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
HUGHES Our dear mother Muriel passed away peacefully on January 21, 2004, at
the age of 102. She was predeceased by her husband Harold in 1991. Muriel
was born in Birkenhead, England on March 30, 1901. She and Harold emigrated
to Cranbrook,British Columbia in 1930 and settled in Victoria a year later.
Family, friends and neighbors, who were drawn to her sweet and gentle ways,
dearly loved Muriel. How blessed we were to have this warm, loving and
caring lady for our mother. Muriel is survived by three children, June
Palin, Ken (Victoria) and Bob, as well as 6 grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren. We are so grateful to the beautiful people at the O.B.K.P who
did everything they could to make her life comfortable and even took time to
"doll" her up with earrings and a necklace each day. At our mother's request
no service will be held. A family gathering to remember and celebrate her
life will be held at a later date. For those so desiring, please considera
donation in Muriel's memory to the Music Therapy Program, Oak Bay Kiwanis
Pavilion, 3034 Cedar Hill Rd. Victoria, B.C. V8T 3J3 in order to enable this
valuable program to continue. We will hold her memory lovingly in our hearts
forever
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
HERMAN Kyle Brandon was born in Dawson Creek, British Columbia on May 26,
1984 to Grant and Karen Herman. He had two brothers and one sister. Kyle
passed away at 19 years of age on January 7, 2004 in Victoria, British
Columbia. Kyle accepted Christ as his personal savior at a young age. He
lived his life to the fullest and even though it included some bad choices,
one that took his life, God said "I love you too much to see you struggle
through more." He was predeceased by Opa Wim Janssen. A memorial service was
held on Thursday, January 15, 2004 at Bergeron Funeral Chapel, Dawson Creek,
British Columbia. Kyle is lovingly missed by his parents Grant and Karen,
siblings Matthew, Alyssa and Carsten. Grandson to Marilyn (Brian) Beattie
and Bob and Vonnie Herman. Great grandson to Jake Gerbrandt. Nephew to John
(Gladys), Steven (Jacqueline), Linda (Gary), Melody (Don), Arliss (James),
Greg (Elsa), Danita (Ken), Glenn (Becky) and many cousins. Funeral
arrangements entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services and Crematorium Ltd.,
Dawson Creek.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
LAFAVE Thomas Nelson passed away peacefully at Saanichton Peninsula
Hospital, January 22, 2004. Predeceased by his devoted wife, Edith; loving
children, Jeanne Row, David Lafave and Annette Krammer; grandchildren,
Danielle Calver, DianaLafave and Laura Lafave and great-grandson, Angus
Calver. Known affectionately as Tom by friends and family, he was born in
Vancouver in 1914. During the great depression Tom homesteaded in the Peace
River, and was a logger and cowboy in the B.C. interior. In 1939, he joined
the RCAF 111th Squadron and served until the war ended. In 1945, Tom married
Edith Anderson and settled in Burnaby working as a contractor until his
retirement in 1981. Tom and Edith moved to Sidney in 1998. No service by
request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Mt. Newton Centre,
2158 Mt. Newton X Rd., Saanichton, B.C., V8M 2B2.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
LIEN Velma Alice Nute (Merriman) passed away January 20, 2004, age 91 at
Sandringham Hospital. Velma was a 2nd generation Victorian, born here on
September 22nd, 1912; she was the daughter of Alice (Rivers) and Thomas
Nute. Predeceased by her second husband George Lien October 14, 1984, her
son, Ralph Edward Merriman April 28, 2001, and her brother Thomas Nute,
February 7, 2002. Lovingly remembered by her daughter, Sylvia (David)
Sinclair, son, Steve (Ann) Merriman, daughter-in-law, Sandra Merriman,
Victoria. Grandchildren, Rena (Henry) Maschke, Tofield AB, Bruce (Tammy)
Sinclair, Edmonton AB, Trisha Merriman, Crescent Valley, BC. Great
grandsons, Christopher, Shawn, Austin and Ayden Sinclair, Edmonton AB.
Brother, Darryl (Shirley) Nute, sister, Frances Pettersen, Victoria and
sister, Doreen (Jack) Willis, Calgary AB, many nieces and nephews, good
friend, Donna Roth. Memorial service at First Memorial Funeral Services,
Falaise Cresc. January 30, 2004 at 2:00 pm followed by reception. Cremation.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
SMULAND Reinhard (Ray) passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on
January 18, 2004 at the age of 92. He was born and raised in Saskatchewan,
spent his working years in Grande Prairie, Alberta and retired in Sidney,
BC. He was an outgoing man, very active in his community and loved the
outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Freda Williston, his daughter Dorothy
Wright and grandson Bryan Wright of Calgary, as well as four brothers Ben,
Henry, Dan and Oscar, and one sister Adele. He was predeceased by three
brothers Sam, Alf and Ed, and his first wife Marguerite. A special thank you
to the Home Support Team and the Palliative Care Team for their excellent
care and support. A memorial service followed by a reception will be held at
2:00 pm Monday January 26th, 2004 at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725
Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC, V8Y 1B4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Obituaries (01/23/04)
YOUNG Marion Evelyn passed away peacefully at home on January 20, 2004.
Predeceased by her daughter, Sharon, in 1986, and her father, John
Macdonald, in 1990. She is survived by her husband, Peter; daughter, Janet
Mackie (Dwayne, Shea, and Hailey); her mother, Evelyn Macdonald; her
brother, Alan Macdonald (Linda and Kyle); and numerous aunts, uncles and
cousins. A celebration of her life will be held at the Colwood Pentecostal
Church, 2250 Sooke Rd., Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 2pm. The family
respectfully declines all flowers. Donations in her name can be made to the
Cancer Lodge or Hospice. A special thank you to all Hospice, Q.R.T., P.R.T.
and homecare support staff.
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