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Subject: Victoria - Times Colonist October 10, 2004
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 07:08:24 -0700
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BALTZER Charles Murray
DAVIDSON Mary Eleanor nee Bogart
LEE Gordon Alexander
LINDSAY William David (Bill)
MACDONALD Monica nee Yates
PYBUS Willard G. (Bill)
WHITE Earl Steve
WHITE Earl Steve

Obituaries (10/10/04)
BALTZER Charles Murray passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 6,
2004 in North Vancouver. He was born in Berwick, Nova Scotia on January
12,1924. Charles was predeceased by his wife, Helen; his son, Howard and his
second wife, Lenke. He Is survived by his children: Stephanie (Anne),
Geoffrey (Gloria), Rosalind (Paul), Mary Elizabeth (Harry) and Egon. He was
very proud of his grand children: Andrea, Alex (Maria), Christine, Theo,
Jessica. Sarah and Elizabeth and his great-granddaughter Rebecca. Charles is
also survived by his mother, Flossie and his sister Kathryn, as well as
extended family in B.C. and Nova Scotia, The family wishes to thank Dr.
Barbara Hejdankova and the nursing and support staff at Lions Gate Hospital
and Evergreen House for their care and kindness. Charles requests that in
lieu of flowers, donations be made to the International Student Exchange
Program sponsored by Rotary International. A service will be held Saturday
October 16, 2004 at 2pm at All Saints By The Sea Anglican Church, 110 Park
Drive, Salt Spring Island B.C. with interment to follow at Purdy Memorial
Cemetery. Hayward's Funeral Service 537-1022

Obituaries (10/10/04)
BOLITHO Les: While visiting his son in Charlotte, NC, Leslie Bolitho passed
away suddenly at an age of 79. Born in Cornwall, England in 1924, leaving
his beloved wife Lil of 57 years and his children Diane (Mike) Haines;
Robert (Margaret) Bolitho; Verla (Dan) Davies and six grand- children, Dale
and Rebecca Davies; Shawn and Bradley Haines; Taylor and Cameron Bolitho.
Les also leaves two great grandchildren, Dylann and Joshua Davies and many
nieces and nephews. Les was a veteran in World War II going overseas in 1943
with the Calgary Highlanders. He was wounded in Canne, France and landed
back in Victoria Christmas day 1944 after a lengthy hospital stay in
England. He was a longshoreman for 35 years. Memorial Service to be held at
First Memorial Funeral Services, 375 Brae Road, Duncan on Wednesday, October
13, 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception.

Obituaries (10/10/04)
DAVIDSON Mary Eleanor nee Bogart born in Rothesay, New Brunswick on August
10, 1909. She is predeceased by her husband Ian McGavin in 1942, and more
recently, her husband Albert Davidson. She passed away gently on October 7th
in the loving atmosphere of Wayside House, where she had once worked with
her sister Rachael Bogart (deceased) and Hilda Pottinger (deceased), the
founder of Wayside House, (a Christian Science nursing home). She was a
courageous, spirited lady who carried her sense of humor to her last day.
She will be missed by her many friends and family. She leaves her son David
McGavin (Gina), grandsons Brian (Marie Suk), Steven and Gordon, her
granddaughter Cheryl Hames (Jeff) and five great grandchildren Chelsea,
Jessica, Elizabeth, and Jacinda Hames and Julie Cho (McGavin). A small
family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation
to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Obituaries (10/10/04)
GARNEAU-LAKE Janice Tracy. A celebration of Janice's life will be held
October 16 at noon at the Assumption School, 7093 Glacier St, Powell River,
BC. There will be a graveside service at the Powell River Cemetary at 1:00
p.m. followed by a reception at the Assumption School. We'd like to send our
heart-felt thanks to all of you who have given your love and support.

Obituaries (10/10/04)
LEE Gordon Alexander. We celebrate a life today and always - It is with
great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Alexander Lee born
April 27th, 1932 in Fairview, Alberta. Gordon passed away peacefully in
Victoria, BC in his 72nd year on October 5th, 2004. Survived by his loving
wife Lois of 21 years, also survived by his Children Vicki (Clancy), Laurie,
Cherri (Barry) Gordon (Jan) and stepchildren Sheryl (Jay), Jim (Ingrid),
Mona (Craig) Robyn, Tracy (Jim), numerous grandchildren and great
grandchildren, brothers Bob (Vicki), Fred (Alice), Wilson, sisters Val (Abe)
and Joyce. Predeceased by brothers Walter and Clay. Gordon spent over 50
years in the logging industry, retiring from Western ForestProducts in
Jordan River. He was also a member of the Sooke Lions Club for many years.
Gordon had a large and loving family and was adored by aIl. At his request a
private service will be held in celebration of Gordon's life. He had the
love, admiration and respect of his family and friends and will live in our
hearts and memories forever. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the BC Cancer Foundation.

Obituaries (10/10/04)
LINDSAY William David (Bill) passed away peacefully October 8th 2004 at
Saanich Peninsula Hospital following a courageous battle against cancer.
Bill was born in Hespeler, Ontario to George Lindsay and Emma Runstedtler.
As a young adult, he was a sailor on the Great Lakes. He then trained to
become a certified air engineer and pilot. He was employed with Sky Harbour
Air Service Goderich, Thompson Aviation Kitchener, and Ontario Provincial
Air Service, Sault Ste. Marie. Bill and his young family relocated to Sidney
in1967. He was employed as chief air engineer for the BC Provincial Air
Service and Air Ambulance. Bill was an active member of the Canadian
Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) and association. Within this Regiment,
he rose to the rank of Warrant Officer, attained the position of Pipe
Sergeant and received the Canadian Forces Decoration from Princess
Alexandra. His dedication to the association led him to become the founding
Pipe Major. As a Presbyterian Church Elder, Bill was a founding member of
the Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church. Bill is survived by his loving
wife Phyllis, daughter Jennifer, partner Douglas, son Christopher, partner
Delia, faithful four-legged companion Mackenzie, and sister Dorothy
O'Handley of Guelph. Family and friends will always remember Bill as a
honest, responsible, accountable gentleman, loyal to one woman, who placed
family before self. In lieu of flowers, donations may bemade to BC Cancer
Foundation. A graveside service will occur Wednesday October 13th, 1:00 p.m.
at Royal Oak Cemetery, Rev. Barbara Young officiating, followed by a
reception at Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church, 9296 East Saanich Road

Obituaries (10/10/04)
MACDONALD Monica (nee Yates- July 24, 1925). On September 28, 2004 Mom left
us suddenly to be with her loving husband Alvin and sister Marie. Monica is
survived by brother Ted (Joan), sisters Joan (Jack), Ruth (Oris), daughter
Dianne (Bert), son David (Diane) grandchildren Rich, Vicki (Jason), Aaron
(Lindsay), Stephanie and Grant (Anita) great-grandchildren Catlin, Jaedan,
and Brynn. Mom shall be greatly missed by all her family and in our hearts
we know she is resting in a gentler place.

Obituaries (10/10/04)
PYBUS Willard G. (Bill) born in 1921 at Kitscoty, Alberta, predeceased by
son David, survived by his loving wife of 59 years Vera, son John of
Australia. Bill joined the RCAF as a pilot officer in 1942 until 1945.
Attended University of Alberta Faculty of Education during 1945-1949. During
session 1947-48, he was chairman of the Student Union Building Advisory
Board. At present he is the Vice Chairman. Mr. Pybus is also a past
president of the Student Union. To quote the gateway 'He has probably done
more than any one student to bring about the construction of the union
building on the Alberta Campus'. He joined the Canadian Government Trade
Commission service in May 1949 and spent his career with postings in The
Hague, London, Japan, Ottawa, Washington DC, Moscow, Sydney Australia as
Consul General- Philadelphia USA. Always an enthusiast golfer, Bill will be
greatly missed by all who know him. A special thanks goes to the nurses and
staff at Parkwood Court over the last year and for the wonderful care that
he received by the Jubilee Emergency Department, as well as Dr Nuttall. A
celebration of Bill's life will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 2:00 PM
at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1155 Fort Street.

Obituaries (10/10/04)
WHITE Earl Steve. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on March 12,
1925, Steve passed away peacefully on October 1, 2004. Survived by sister
Pauline Dooley, Patricia (niece), Michael and Peter (nephews) and
predeceased by Lilian White(sister). A veteran of the Korean War, Steve was
a former president of the Sir Arthur Pearson War Blinded, former president
of the Canadian Council of the Blind (Burlington) and member of the
Burlington Legion Branch 60. A devoted listener to CBC, Steve enjoyed every
day to its fullest. Steve took great pride in his appearance and was
well-known as a 'snappy' dresser. He will be greatly missed by his many
friends for his kindness, great conversation and wonderful sense of humour.
Family and friends would like to thank the staff of the Royal Jubilee
Hospital 3rd Floor Centre, for their kindness and attention to our very
special friend. A 'Celebration of Life' service will take place on
Wednesday, October 13, 2 PM at the First Memorial Chapel located at 1155
Fort Street.

Obituaries (10/10/04)
YOUNG Wa B. Sadly Oct. 3 we lost our 'Uncle Wa', a very special member of
our family. For 45 years, 27 of them all together under one roof, Wa brought
us continued joy and reminded us daily of the true spirit of giving and
kindness. We are unable to count the errands and favours he cheerfully ran
for all of us 'friends, neighbours and employers alike.' Wa supported many
charities and was awarded the Golden Angel from the Covent Society for
Abused Women and Children. The Burn Unit and Police Circus Charity were
close to his heart. We will remember: 'those wild stews he cooked for us
trying to imagine what he had put into them'; the way he laughed and shook
his head while watching Jerry Springer; his love of baseball and hockey;
Chinatown breakfast at Paul's with the guys; holiday dinners with Philip and
wife and parties for the kids and so much more. This giving man, who had so
much trouble expressing his own needs and emotions, in case of offending,
wanted to express to his friends especially those reaching their latter
years. Stay as involved as you can in your life. Help is a necessary and
wonderful thing, but control of your own destiny and day to day living is
paramount to breathing and happiness. Always remember, 'The road to hell is
paved with good intentions.' A body and mind in motion tends to stay in
motion, a body at rest will soon stay at rest. Unfortunately this dear man
unable to communicate his feelings spent the past few years enduring the
loneliness and frustration of age, at the same time facing the challenges of
his physical disabilities with courage. He endured so much in silence. We
remember him dignified and without complaint. As we mourn and say
goodbye,family members who preceded him are welcoming him at the spiritual
gate. His parents and brothers, Gerald Young, GG Golby-Gran Cooney, AP,
Wake, Tim, and Karen 'Carlson'. He was loved and sadly missed. Never
forgotten by Sharron Carlson, Vancouver, Tony, Leah, Sean, Cole, Geraldine,
Sandy, Hiromi, Darcy and Risha Golby of Keywest, Florida. Our family would
like to express our thanks to Harry for his continued lack of consideration
and understanding. Our deep appreciation for the kindness and care shown Wa
by all at Victoria General Hospital, North 5 yellow rehab, also the staff at
Glengarry, Chandler Prov. Wa Buck Young 1922-2004, a gentle and kind soul at


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