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From: Dennice Goudie <>
Subject: Times - Colonist Victoria, British Columbia; January 03, 2005
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 10:27:22 -0800


Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/03/2005.

COSTIN, Frank William passed away suddenly on December 12, 2004 at the age of 76. Frank was born on June 17, 1928, in Duncan British Columbia. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife June, sons Nigel, Timothy (Corrine), Peter (Etsuko), three grandchildren Geoffrey, Ben, and Vanessa. A memorial service will be held on Janurary 5, 2005 at 2:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. 22661

FIELDER, Robert Lloyd January 19, 1924 December 11, 2004 Born in Lloydminster, SK, Bob resided in Victoria for many years. With the RAF in WWII Bob was involved in RADAR operations in England, the Azores, and Holland. Following his retirement from the Dept of Forestry, BC he enjoyed building and sailing boats. He lived briefly in Nanaimo and Ladysmith. Predeceased by his wife Bettie, Bob is survived by his daughter Anne (Carlson) and son Robert, three grandchildren and one great-grandson, and his sister Doris Ritchie. All who knew Bob will miss this loving, helpful, kind, and generous man. 25560

HASTINGS, Margaret Esther It is with sadness that the death of Margaret Esther Hastings is announced. A long time resident of Victoria, she died December 23, 2004. Margaret was born May 14, 1928, the only daughter of Robert and Esther Hastings. She attended schools in Victoria and Victoria College, and received her B.A. from the University of British Columbia. She continued her studies at the University of Toronto, from which she gained her B.L.S. in Library Science. She was for many years a member of the staff of the British Columbia Legislative Library, retiring as Assistant Librarian in 1988. In her retirement she continued to travel widely and to take part in the activities of the University Women's Club of Victoria, the Monterey Centre, and other organizations. She will be greatly missed by her many friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. George's Anglican Church, 3909 St. George's Lane, ph. (250) 472-2090, on Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of fl!
owers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. 25562

HAWKES, Douglas Unique to the end and in his 83rd year, this complex man of simple tastes passed peacefully in the early hours of December 28, 2004 in the presence of Sandra, Bert, Rick and Dallas and enveloped in the love of family & friends on both sides of this life cycle. Doug was predeceased by his wife Nancy. In addition to those with him at his passing, his family includes Shelly, Jeff, Shaun, Angie & families; Gordon & Shania; Colin, Roger, Pam, Rex & families. A celebration will be held at "Doug's Club, " Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Tuesday, January 4th. Seating available from 4:30 pm. Celebration begins at 5:00 pm. Everyone will be invited to share their remembrances. A second celebration will then be held at Doug's favourite eatery, Uncle Willy's, at 6:30 pm. RSVP for dinner to: 388-4631. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cedar Hill Squash Club (Cedar Hill Rec Centre) in support of the newly founded Doug Hawkes Junior Squash Fund. 25266

JOHNSTON, Margaret "Together Again " Our loving mother passed away peacefully on December 30, 2004 at 2:00 a.m. Gary (Zina, Danielle, Vad, Kolya) and Brent (Colleen, Jake, Emily) were with her during the last days. Mom has now had a joyful reunion with the love of her life, our dad, Ken. Please join our family in a celebration of Mom's life on Friday, January 7th, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Oak Garden Chapel, (4673 Falaise Drive). There will be a reception, following the service, next door at Sequoia Gardens (4665 Falaise Drive). Mom and Dad loved flowers and they would be most welcome at the service. 25542

KISSINGER, Dorothea Elizabeth (Betty) (nee Hemmingsen) Passed away peacefully on December 30, 2004 at Mount St. Mary Hospital with her family at her side. Born in Mosjoen, Norway on July 16, 1920, she spent her early years at Lake Cowichan and was a long time resident of Victoria. She attended school at St. Ann's Academy and loved music, sport, fishing and many outdoor activities. She is survived by Bill, her loving husband of 59 years; three sons, Dave (Lois), Ted (Pat) and Mike (Debbie); one daughter, Ann (Charlie) Smith; eight grandchildren, Kim (Dan), Tannis (Andy), Justin, Michael, Vernee, Lindsay, Kyle and Dima; five great-grandchildren, Kory, Hayli, Tyler, Ethan and Indica; her extended family and many good friends. The family wish to thank the caring staff at Mount St. Mary Hospital. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Monsignor Michael O'Connell from ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH, 2060 Haultain Street, on Friday, January 7th at 2:00 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined; t!
ributes, if desired, may be made to the Parkinson's Centre, 813 Darwin Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8X 2X7. Condolences may be offered at 25502

MACINTOSH, Graham Craig Graham passed away peacefully at home at age 73 on December 29, 2004 at 11pm surrounded by his loving family. Born in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia on August 13, 1931. Left to mourn is his loving wife, Marge, of 52 years; daughter, Sherry (Bob) Corder; son-in-law, Bruce Cowick; grandchildren, Shayne Cowick, Sherri Cowick, Robyn Corder, Dan Corder; and great-grandson, Christian Cowick, and his dog, Misty; sister, Ruby (Bill) Corbett of Truro, N.S., sister, Margaret Patterson of Oxford, N.S.; brother, Dave (Rita) of Oromaeto, N.B., sister, Emily (Brad) Brown of Bridgewater, N.S.; brother-inlaw, Lloyd Hayman, Wallace, N.S.; sister-in-law, Elva Langille, Tatamagouche, N.S.; brother-inlaw Donald (Diane Hayman, St. John, N.B. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by loving daughter, Dianne Cowick on November 25, 1997; also brother Edwin and sister Mazie. Graham served in the Canadian Armed Services for 22 years, for 1 year in the Korea War, 1 year pea!
cekeeping duties in Egypt and 6 months peacekeeping duties in Cyprus. After retiring from the forces, he had a career in Security Guards, sales and retired from HMC Dockyard as a Tool Crile Attendant. Graham was an ardent bowler for many years and loved the sport. He was a member of the Royal Esquimalt Legion Branch 172, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps and Korea Veterans Association Unit 27. Visitation will be held at MCCALL BROS. FUNERAL CHAPEL, Johnson & Vancouver Streets, on Sunday, January 2, 2005 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at MCCALL BROS. at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 3, 2005. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens. Special thanks to Dr. R.R. Donaldson, Juan De Fuca Home Support and Esquimalt Home care Nurses and P.R.T. from Hospice. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at 25458

PERKINS, Gordon Thomas Stephen (Perk) It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Dad, who passed away peacefully on December 30, 2004. Born in Victoria to Lydia (Bate) and Sydney Perkins on June 2, 1923, Gordie is survived by his children, Mark (Fern), Gail (Barrie Lewis) and Karen (Lyle Gurney); grandchildren, Rachel, Vince, Joel, Whitney, Sarah, Melina, Wilson; wife, Kay; sister-in-law, Irma, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brother, Elwyn and sister, Theresa. Special thanks to the staff at James Bay Lodge for their kind and compassionate care. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at 2:00 p.m., at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Road, with Rev. Brian Crosby officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the James Bay Lodge Social Club or the charity of your choice. Rest peacefully, Papa/Grandpa, we love you. 25509

SONGHURST, Francis (Frank) Edwin It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Frank Songhurst on December 30, 2004, with his loving wife, Clare at his side. He was predeceased by his son, David and daughter, Eileen. Frank is survived by his son, Peter (Maureen); daughters, Margaret (Steve) Trottier and Maureen (Derek) James; adored grandchildren, Jennifer, Julie, Michael, Cheryl, Daniel, Matthew, Joshua and Allison; and great grandchildren, William and Halle. Also survived by his sister, Alberta of Calgary and his sisters-in-law, Dorothy (John) Main, Norah (Ed) Hardy and Sylvia Coleman; as well, many nieces and nephews.Frank was born in Edmonton, Alberta on February 27, 1922 and came to Victoria in 1943 to serve in the RCNVR. It was in Victoria that he met and married his wife, Clare and were happily married for 59 years. He was associated with Metropolitan Life for 28 years. Since retiring, Frank and Clare have been world travellers and for the past 4 y!
ears Frank was an active volunteer for the First Open Heart Society.The family extends their deepest thanks to the many people who assisted with Frank's care during his illness including Dr. Alan Leslie, Dr. Andrew Attwell, and members of the Palliative Response Team. A funeral service will be held at McCALL BROS. FLORAL CHAPEL, Johnson and Vancouver Streets on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 12:00 noon. A reception will follow in the Graham and Torrey McCall Family Centre prior to the interment at Hatley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's name to the Victoria Hospice. 25492

WILLIAMS, Roger Keith Born January 30, 1947 in Montreal, passed away in Victoria on Christmas Day. Roger is survived by Diane, his loving wife of 33 years, his brothers Gordon (Patricia), Robert (Theresa), and Eric (Lynne), as well as eight nieces and nephews. Roger was a warm and kind spirit, making friends and strangers feel comfortable and making them laugh. He was passionate about everything travel adventures with Diane, antics at Tofino, annual retreats at Yellow Point, biking the Galloping Goose Trail to work at the Times Colonist, Saturday band practice with One2Many, entertaining and quiet times at home with Diane and cats Allie, Ming and Oscar. A heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses, volunteers at Royal Jubilee, hospice and home care workers, and friends old and new. Their visits, gifts, food and prayers made a difference. A special thanks to Lynne and Eric for their loving support. A gathering to remember Roger will be held later. In lieu of flowers, please d!
onate to the Victoria Hospice, Canadian Cancer Society or SPCA. "Roger, it's hard to imagine the world without you. " 25280

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