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From: Dennice Goudie <>
Subject: Victoria - Times Colonist October 16, 2004
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 08:52:52 -0700
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LEGRAND Donald Leonard
MCINNES Louva Elaine (nee Stevenson)
OAKMAN Edgar Ronald
PORD Armand (Jim) Joseph
RODGERS Peter Barton
UNTERNAHER Dorothy (nee Gawley),

Obituaries (10/16/04)
HANDYSIDES Sheila Irene, beloved Mum and Granny, born September 11, 1926 in
Goole, England. Passed away peacefully October 13, 2004 at home in Victoria
surrounded by family. Sheila and Jack were married in England in 1945 and
Sheila came to Canada as a young War Bride settling in London, Ontario with
her 'new found' family. Sheila and Jack moved to Victoria in 1955 where they
established roots for themselves and their family. Over her many years in
Victoria she was involved and volunteered with many organizations. Her
passions were her family, gardening, golf, classical music and cards
(especially with the Bridge Gals). Sheila had a strong faith in God and was
very active over the years in her church, but Sheila treasured her faith,
family and friends above all. Predeceased by her husband Jack of 59 years
and infant son. She is survived by daughters Barbara (Hans) and Susan, sons
Bruce (Raylene) and John (Stephanie), eight grandchildren and one
great-grandson. Also survived by her sisters Doreen (Pat), Brenda (Wally)
and Avril, and brother Gordon (Jan), and numerous nieces and nephews in
Australia and Canada. Service of remembrance will be held at St. Michael &
All Angels Church, 4733 West Saanich Road on Thursday, October 21 at 2:00
p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria Epilepsy &
Parkinson's Centre, 813 Darwin, Victoria V8X 2X7.

Obituaries (10/16/04)
LEGRAND Donald Leonard passed away suddenly on October 12, 2004, surrounded
by his family. He leaves his loving wife Mary of 49 years, three children
Wendy (Dale), David (Carol), Coreen (Paul) and six grandchildren, Katrina,
Jason, Michelle, Jeff, Adam and Abby. He leaves his sister Marlene (Barney)
and brother Vaughn and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his
father John Leslie and mother Edith Maye. Donald was born December 26, 1929
in Dummer, Saskatchewan. He retired in 1974, after serving 25 years in the
Royal Canadian Navy, then continued to work at CFB Esquimalt until 1984. In
1974, Don and Mary purchased property north of Qualicum Beach and built a
family cabin and over the years he added on extraliving space, for his
growing family. His love for carpentry was expressed in their home away from
home. All his grandchildren cherished his handcrafted rocking horses. Don
had a passion for fishing in his younger years and in his later years,
enjoyed his weekly golf games and playing pool with his friends. His love
for motorbikes was passed on to his children and grandchildren, who spent
many hours riding at the cabin. Just weeks ago he purchased a new
motorcycle, which he had theenjoyment of riding the day he passed away. Dad
had a generous heart and was always willing to help friends, neighbours and
family, who will dearly miss him. A celebration of Don's life will be held
at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Dr., Victoria, B.C. on
Monday, October 18th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Obituaries (10/16/04)
MCCULLOUGH Larry James, born August 15, 1955, passed away September 25,
2004. Beloved son of Thelma, brother of Linda (David) Norman, Uncle to
Jeremy, Joshua, Travis, Alisha and a friend to many. A celebration of his
life will be held at Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View, Colwood on Friday
October 22nd at 1pm.

Obituaries (10/16/04)
MCINNES Louva Elaine (nee Stevenson) passed away October 14th, 2004. Born
July 26th, 1921 on the family farm outside of Drake, Saskatchewan. Louva
leaves behind her loving husband and partner of 64 years Harold (Mac),
children Bonnie Groff (Keith), Judi, Trish Zinkowski (Eugene), Jeff (Linda),
daughter in-law Jane, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, sisters
Audrey and Gladys and sisters in-law Helen and Anne, plus a multitude of
nieces, nephews and friends. Louva is predeceased by her son Monty and
grandson Michael and 10 brothers and sisters. Louva loved people and was
always there to lend a hand of assistance to whoever needed it and always
had a word of encouragement or a loving touch for her family. A private
family memorial service will be held as requested. In lieu of flowers a
donation can be made in Louva's name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC.

Obituaries (10/16/04)
OAKMAN Edgar Ronald. Into the arms of his Heavenly Father, our dearly
beloved Ted died at home with his wife Jean by his side on October 14, 2004.
Predeceased by his parents, siblings, Jim, Gladys, Maudie and Eileen. Ted is
survived by sister Mollie and brother Rob (Margaret) and sister-in-law May.
Born February 7, 1917 in southeast London, the family emigrated in 1926 to
Oak Bay where Ted attended Monterey School. Ted worked on CPR ships
(Triangle Run) and in road building at Mesachie Lake, Cowichan and Blue
River. Ted served in W.W. II Signal Corps (1942-46) and was employed at
H.B.C. thirty-four years. 'Uncle Ted' greatly enjoyed the friendship of
engineers and staff. Ted lived many years at the Cot's Beacon Lodge where he
met and married Jean, July 1979 making their home at Goldstream, enjoying
hikes, travel and sing-along birthdays. Ted fished and camped with family
and wonderful friends at Skutz Falls, Riverbottom and camped with Jean
throughout B.C., Canada and the U.S. He loved to sing, whistle and entertain
adults and children alike from a beautiful standard to an 'Old Sow' and a
'Donald Duck'. Ted excelled in cricket, Albion and Victoria teams. He played
alongside brother Jim and the Hollywood All Stars - Erroll Flynn and Nigel
Bruce. Ted held reverence for God and in July 2000 was baptized into the
Anglican faith. With Ted's loving, affable nature he strove for harmony,
felt man's injustice and inhumanity to one another. He spoke warmly of
friends from his youth and army; Al Armour, Alec Waite, Charlie Newmarsh,
Dave Muir, Jock Morton, teacher Elsie Creedon and others. Ted leaves to
mourn best chum, Jack Ellett (Doris) along with good friends and neighbours
during married years, also dear cousin Iris in France, uplifting friend Mark
Gabas and special to his heart, nieces and nephews and much devoted by Jan,
Calgary. The Queen Alexandra FFC, Johnny's Restaurant, Fort St. and
Veteran's Affairs have figuredsignificantly in Ted's life. He sang and acted
for the Juan de Fuca Seniors. Thank you to VAC and to all medical support
Ted has received since open heart 1996. 'Hush the face will be that was wont
to brighten with laughter at your sweet smileand silent unbroken shall greet
the sorrowful days amass as I think on you.' -Unknown- A memorial service at
Royal Oak, 1st Memorial, Falaise Dr., will be held at 2pm, Thursday, October
21, 2004. Until we meet again, your loving Jean.

Obituaries (10/16/04)
PASSARINI Ada Passarini passed away peacefully on October 13, 2004, at the
Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion with her two daughters by her side. She was born in
Pianiga, Italy on October 1, 1917. Ada immigrated to Canada in November,
1953 and spent 46years of her life in Trail, B.C. Her passions were caring
for and giving to others, cooking Italian specialties and her wonderful
garden and flowers. She moved to Victoria the fall of 1999. Ada was
predeceased by her son Renzo; her husband Ermenegildo; brothers Mario,
Paolino and Egidio. Left to mourn are daughters Alida Passarini; Renza
(Nigel) Brown, grandchildren Zachary and Connor Brown all of Victoria,
brother Antonio Pertile in Italy. She also leaves many nephews and nieces.
We want to thank the entire staff at Oak Bay Kiwanis for their excellent
care, kindness and special attention. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Vaughan
for his dedication and excellent care, friend and caregiver Rosa for her
love and kindness and to the many people who touched her life in so many
ways. A service to celebrate Ada's life will be held on Oct. 19, 2004 at
2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria
with Father Michael Favero officiating. A memorial mass will also be held in
Trail at a later date.

Obituaries (10/16/04)
PORD Armand (Jim) Joseph passed away peacefully October 12, 2004. Born
February 14, 1916 in Ponteix, Sask. Predeceased by his devoted wife,
Octavie; she was his best friend for over 50 years. Survived by his brother,
Hector (Genevieve); sisters, Laurette Shaw, Juliette (Dayton) Hulbert,
Theresa (Fernand) Martin, also nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Jim
was a long-distance truck driver for many years; later he drove the St.
Joseph school bus for 10 years. In retirement, Jim and Octavie did many
years of volunteer work for the 'Parish Family'. Jim was a long-time member
of the Knights of Columbus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (Burnside and McKenzie) on Monday, October 18
at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Fr. Joseph McArdle celebrant. Following the service,
family and friends are invited to the Church Hall for a reception. Flowers
gratefully declined; if so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian
Diabetes Association, 276-2950 Douglas St., Victoria, V8T 4N4; St. Vincent
de Paul Society, 101-831 Yates St., Victoria, V8W 1M1, or the charity of
choice. Arrangements through Sands of Victoria.

Obituaries (10/16/04)
RODGERS Peter Barton, born Aug. 19, 1923 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire,
England. Died Oct. 12, 2004 in Victoria at age 81. Gone to be with Thelma
Louie Rodgers (nee Robinson). Survived by two daughters, Janine (Jan) Barton
Roberts (Jack) ofSquamish, and Jose (Jo) Barton Rodgers of Duncan. Also
survived in Victoria by the son he never had, Dana Rhodes (Joyce) and
special friend Florence Andrews. Peter was Poppa to four grandchildren,
Peter David Ingram, Mitchell Arnold Ingram, Jane Louise Ingram and Jason
Rodger Zyri and three great grandchildren Nicholas, Jacob, and Isaac Zyri.
Peter came to Canada with Thelma and Jose on the SS Ascania in June 1951.
They lived for 1 year in Port Neville and 20 years in Powell River (Rodgers'
Electric and Plumbing Ltd.) While in P.R., Peter was a Rotary Club President
in 1960, an RCMP Auxiliary for 5 years, Chairman of the P.R. Arena Committee
for 10 years, the Commissioners Rep. for the B.C. Arena and Auditorium
Assoc. for 6 years, Chairman of the Local Centennial Committee for 1966 and
1967, a Justice of the Peace from 1968 to 1973 and a member of the P.R. Golf
Club. Peter, Thelma, and Janine moved to Victoria in 1973, where Peter
entered anew career in automotive sales, which he pursued until he died. He
was an active member of the Royal Colwood Golf Club and the winner of 4
Hole-in-One Awards. Dad, we are so proud of you, you worked, played, and
loved until the end. No flowersor service at Dad's request.

Obituaries (10/16/04)
UNTERNAHER Dorothy (nee Gawley), aged 89, passed away October 2, 2004. She
will be sadly missed by her husband Jack Blake, son Jack William, daughter
Diane and always remembered by her family and friends. At her request, no
service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes.


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