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Subject: Times - Colonist Victoria, British Columbia; January 16, 2005
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 11:26:43 -0800
Sunday, January 16, 2005
ARMSTRONG, Joan Doreen Passed away suddenly but peacefully on January 13, 2005 at the age of 73 years. Lovingly remembered by son, Dale (Joanne and Bulldog, Lily); daughter, Cindy; granddaughters, Shannon and Lindsey; great-grandson, Dominic; sisters, Lori (Bob), Gayle (Ron) and Bonnie (Jay). A private celebration of Joan's life will be held at MCCALL BROS. CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A., 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria, BC V8T 4V5 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, #107 1001 Cloverdale Ave., Victoria, BC, V8X 4C9. 30053
CHARLTON, Elmer P. Born June 29, 1905. For many years Elmer Charlton was a familiar figure on the streets of Chemainus, enjoying his long walks that surely helped to keep him hale and healthy. Until recently, frequent restaurant lunches or dinners with family members were highlights in his life. Elmer died quietly in his sleep on January 13, 2005 at the age of 99. This dignified gentleman lost his wife Marjorie to cancer on December 10, 1988 after 60 years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his brother Herb; sister Mabel and grandson Randy. His family, left to remember him, his son Glenn (Kathleen) and daughter Gail (John Palou), nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren. Born and raised in Victoria, Elmer graduated from Victoria High School. He joined the army in September, 1939 and served in the B.C. Coast Artillery until 1945. Canada Post and then Moore-Whittington Mill in Victoria shared Elmer's work life as well as the Crofto!
n Pulp Mill in Crofton from where he retired in 1970. Elmer, you will be missed by all who knew and loved you. The family wishes to extend many thanks to Dr. Archdekin, his staff and the entire staff of the Chemainus Health Care Centre, which has been Elmer's home since September, 2000. There will be no service by request, but a gathering of friends and family will be held at a later date. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES (250) 748-2134 30049
DONALDSON, Margaret Jane May 28, 1920 January 12, 2005 Born in Vancouver, Margaret lived in Burnaby, West Vancouver and Sidney, B.C.. She worked for the West Vancouver School Board and upon retirement Margaret and husband Tom moved to Sidney, together they sailed their boat and enjoyed gardening. Margaret ran Pauline's Handycrafts and was the first woman President of the Sidney/ North Saanich Chamber of Commerce, Margaret was also involved with the Sidney Celebrations Society and the Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society. Mom was a loving, giving, kind hearted and caring person who loved living near the water, she always had a smile and zest for life, where ever she lived there was always a garden. Predeceased by husband Tom, sons George and James. Survived by daughter Bonnie, son Michael (Lesley) and grandchildren Ashlyn, Dylan and Kate, sister Beatrice (Bob) and sister-in-law Edith. In Margarets' memory donations may be sent to Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Extended C!
are Fund, 2166 Mt. Newton X Rd., Saanichton, B.C., V8M 2B2. Short graveside service at Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Dr., on Thursday, January 20th at 3pm. A light is from household gone, a voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our house, which never can be filled. Some may think you are forgotten, though on earth you are no more; but in memory you are with us as you always were before. 29596
EDWARDS Augustine (Gus) Passed away on January 13,2005 at the age of 83 in Victoria, BC. He was born on November 13,1921 in St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Carol, his children Donna, Tom, Monty and Jim, his brothers and sisters and their families. A memorial service will be held on Monday January 17, 2005 at 2:00pm at First Memorial Funeral Services Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive in Victoria. 30084
HARAGA, Sandra May Passed away on January 7, 2005. A very special person who was much admired, respected and loved. Sandra leaves her partner Russell Dean, her sisters Carol and Corinne and her brothers Victor, Rodney and Robert. All who will miss her dearly. Sandra also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews and close friends and their children who she loved to mother. Sandra's courage, compassion, open mindedness, intuition and caring are some of what made her who she was. Her outlook and insight on life had a profound and everlasting effect on her family, her friends and work colleagues. She will have the same effect on all who she encounters as she continues her journey. May she travel as peacefully as she left this life. A special thank you to friends who offered their support and the hospital and Home Care nurses and the PRT/ Hospice staff. A celebration of Sandra's life with us will be held on Saturday, February 19 at Gorge Vale Golf Club, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. In l!
ieu of flowers, a donation to Victoria Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. 29240
JARVIE, James Gordon Passed away suddenly on Jan. 11, 2005 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, B.C. Born May 16, 1926 in Giscombe, B.C. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Anne, daughter Wanda (John), grandsons David and Dustin, son Darrell (Susan), brother Joe and wife Martha, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Gordon was known to his family and friends for his love of the outdoors, adventurous spirit and wonderful sense of humour. His family wishes to thank the paramedics, Dr. Flannigan and the nursing staff. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1155 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. on Monday, January 17th at 11:00 am, with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may also be forwarded to . 29890
JESSOP, Donald Charles 1921-2005 Don, son of Charles and Eva, was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on May 13, 1921. He had many fond memories of his childhood. In his words, Nobody had much, but we were happy. Scouting, an interest Don shared with his father, provided many hours of active enjoyment. After losing his father at a young age, he and his older brother, Walter, went to England. He served in the Royal Army Service Corps during WWII. While posted to Scotland, he met his life's love and best friend, Nan. They were married on December 27, 1946 and returned to Canada in 1947, settling in Victoria. Don worked on coastal minesweeping tugs for a time, before his love of gardening led him to a 36 year career with the City of Victoria Parks Department. A strong man with a gentle soul, Don was devoted to his wife and daughters and took great joy in his garden, music and fix-up projects around home. He was always there when anyone needed help! Don was predeceased by his!
father Charles Jessop, his mother Eva Ferguson and his older brother Walter Jessop. Surviving members of his family include his sister Phyllis Atwood (Rich) and his younger brother Mervyn Jessop (Maryanne), as well as nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all of his extended family, but especially by his wife Nan, his daughters Donna Jessop, Brenda Szmuniewski (Jim) and Linda Joe (Calvin) and his grandchildren, Donald and Teresa. Marie Cotton will also very much miss her good friend, the music man. The family would like to thank the staff and new friends at Berwick House where Don spent some happy months before his hospitalization. Thanks and heartfelt appreciation for their devoted care and kindness are also extended to his physician Dr. R. Donaldson, the staff of Royal Jubilee Hospital Units # West and Centre and the staff of Chandler B Unit at Glengarry Hospital. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive on January 18,2005 at 2:00pm!
. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Pemberton Chapel Garden Fund c/o Greater Victoria Hospitals Foundation (Nootka Court #304, 633 Courtney St., Victoria, BC V8W 1B9) or a charity of your choice. 30038
LADEROUTE, Michael Arthur Age 44, passed away suddenly in Sidney, BC, on January 10, 2005. Mike was born in Tisdale, Ontario, and spent his adult life in Victoria, BC. He will be sadly missed by his devoted wife, Denise, and his cherished mother-in-law, Helen LaRochelle. Mike will also be greatly missed by his "furry kids" Peanut, Yogi, and Punkin. Mike's family was his life. He had a heart of gold, a great sense of humour, and was always full of surprises and thoughtful gestures. Mike was a great fan of hockey playing it and watching it, and had a wonderful talent for woodworking. No service by request. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at his home at 2542 Crystalview Drive in Langford on Sunday, January 30, 2005, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike's memory may be made to the Victoria branch of the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation at 107-1001 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 4C9. Mike, our life together was cut far too short. You will alw!
ays remain in my heart and thoughts. 29346
MacDONALD, Dorothy Born September 9, 1911, in Prince Albert, Sask. She left us peacefully in her sleep on January 11, 2005. Her husband, Edward; sisters, Lavina and Edith predeceased her. Dorothy and Ed moved to Victoria in August 1943. Dorothy spent her working years as a cook and retired after 20 years as a civilian employee of the 'Dept. of National Defence, Royal Canadian Navy.' Many who knew her will remember her lemon pies and homemade bread. Dorothy was also an avid knitter and her crocheting skills are legendary. For many years she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Esquimalt Legion. Left to mourn her passing are her sons, Frazer (Vi), Donald (Val); grandchildren, Michele, Scott, Edward, Kevin, Murray, Christina, and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the Doctors and Nursing Staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital who cared for Mom. Funeral service will be held at McCALL'S SEQUOIA GARDENS MEMORIAL, 4665 Falaise Drive, on Saturday January 22, 2005 at 3:00!
PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 29899
PATTERSON, Moureen Margaret Mary November 28, 1940 January 9, 2005 "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind " Theodor Seuss Giesel (Dr Seuss) Cherished Mother, Grandmother and Respected Friend. Surrounded by her three devoted children Mom left this world and entered another on January 9th, 2005. Her children Don, Ann and Donna held her hand as she gently slipped away. Peace is now hers once again. Mom's loyal dog little Molly rarely left Mom's lap and was at her side in her last moments. Moureen was born in Vancouver, B.C. to Bernice and William Patterson. She later lived in Nova Scotia where she eventually married Donald Lloyd Lowther and they began a family. A move in 1970 brought the family across the Rockies to settle in Victoria B.C. After the marriage ended Moureen continued living in the independent way we all respected her for. After working at B.C. Medical for 28 years Mom retired in 2001. Moureen enjo!
yed many good times with great friends who will miss her humor, intelligence and artistic flair. Moureen leaves to remember her, three children, Don Lowther, Ann Pagely (Rahvie), Donna Adlington (George). Her grandchildren, Crystal Lowther, Jeremy and Joshua Pagely, and Katie Adlington, who were always a source of pure joy, loved her. Moureen cherished her many visits with Donna Rogowski and Zoe who could always lift her spirits. Moureen was the oldest of seven children, Joy Smith (Freeman), Courtney Patterson (Teresa), Faye Berube (Richard), and Michael Patterson. Moureen was pre-deceased by her brothers Louie Patterson (Pat) and David Patterson (Evelyn). We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Auntie Mel Rutlidge for her friendship to our mother over the years, and for her help at this difficult time. We would also like to thank the Palliative Care Home Support Team, Saanich Peninsula Community Services and to Dr. J. P. White for their gentle care and sensi!
tivity to our needs. We also appreciated the use of equipment provided by the Red Cross. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Victoria Hospice, Red Cross or a charity of your choice. A memorial will be held at 2 pm on Saturday January 22, 2005 at the University of Victoria Interfaith Chapel. (Parking at lot 6) 28605
SMITH, James Allan Born July 13, 1941, son of William George and Edith May Smith died January 13, 2005 at Hospice after a long illness. Jim leaves behind a large family of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and their spouses. He also leaves behind many lasting and close friends. Jim will be missed by all. Visitation for family and friends will be held in the Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC on Monday, January 17, 2005 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held in the Sands Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, BC, on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 11:00 am. Donations, in Jims' memory, may be made to the Victoria Hospice Society, Royal Jubilee Hospital, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, and BC V8R 1J8. 30061
SMYTHE Edward Baring (Ted) Passed away January 12, 2005. Born May 18,1923 in Mexico City. Ted spent the early part of his life in Eastern Canada. He served during WWII as a transport pilot with the R.C.A.F. Following graduation from Queen's University in 1948, he moved to British Columbia, and after living briefly in Vancouver, Vernon and Nanaimo, he came to Victoria in 1952 where he resided ever since. He is survived by his son Ron of Kootenay Bay, B.C., son Peter (Maria) of Calgary, Alta., and brother John (Jessie) of Osoyoos, B.C. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Art MacGregor and his staff, as well as the staff at the Lodge at Broadmead, and at the Sub-Acute and Transitional Care wards of the Royal Jubilee Hospital. At his request, no service will be held. Friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of his life at the Olive Grove Restaurant, 4496 West Saanich Rd., on Monday, January 17 between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donati!
ons may be made to the S.P.C.A. 30054
SPENCER Christina Maria (nee Bremner) Passed away in the early morn of January 13, 2005 at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital. She is survived by her son Rick, daughter in-law Loretta, and two grandsons Hayden and Hudson. She will be missed by the Bremner, Chisolm & Wolski families and friends Vi & Margaret. The family wishes to thank the Nanaimo Seniors Village for their care of Christine. By request Christine will be cremated with a family service at a later date. No flowers please, in lieu Donations to Cowichan Valley Shrine Club, c/o 4677 McGill Rd., Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N0 in appreciation of Hayden's recent surgery. 29317
THOMSON Evelyn Jane R. (Carmichael) Passed away January 9, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 17, 1941, in Sidney, Jane was a great-great-granddaughter of William and Margaret Thomson, pioneer settlers of the Saanich Peninsula. Following service with the RCAF she returned to Greater Victoria and married, eventually settling in Sooke where she has resided for 25 years. She was a proud member of Sooke Rotary Club and valued friendships gained there. Interested in all aspects of her chosen community she worked for a time with Sooke 4-H. She was also an active member of the Saanich Pioneer Society in recognition of her heritage. Jane gained international renown as a breeder of Scottish Terriers, and had many Championships to her credit, including 3 times Champion Breeder in the Canadian Kennel Club. She leaves to mourn her passing, husband Jack, sister Norma (Mike) Sealey, brothers-in-law Don and Alex (Pat) Thomson. "Auntie Jane" will be greatly missed by nieces an!
d nephews, Michele, Lynn, & James (Sealey), Dean & Darren (Thomson) as well as by grand-nephews and niece, Scott, Shea, Michael & Moqia. Special thanks to Dr. Robin Saunders for his attentive care, and to the wonderful and devoted staff and volunteers at Hospice for their tender and loving care. She had many great friends who assisted, but a special thanks go to Val, Mary & Tom, who were always there for Jane when needed. No funeral by request, but donations to Victoria Hospice would be appreciated. A tea for friends and family will be held on Friday, January 21, from 2 4 p.m. at the Sooke Legion Hall. 29092
WATTERS, James Passed away suddenly at his home on Pender Island on January 8, 2005. Jim was born in Drumheller, Alberta on June 14, 1940. He was recently predeceased by his loving wife 42 years, Shirley Watters (nee Lowther). Jim is survived by his two children, Kevin and Kerry, two grandchildren, Allison and Christopher. He is also survived by his brothers, Jack (Rena) and Alfred (Sharon) and his loving sisters, Patricia and Anne. Jim is also survived and missed by the community on Pender Island. A Legion cemetary service on Pender Island will be held at 12:30 pm Saturday, January 15th with a 2pm Legion Memorial to follow. 28659
YATES, Rosealine Vera (nee Bukin) Peacefully in her sleep at age 85 on January 10, 2005. Predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, David Hubert. Survived by sons, Michael and Barry; sister, Gertrude Davidson; grandchildren, Robin-Anne and Stephen, of Prince George; nieces and nephews, Maureen, John, Frances, Doug, Cyrle and Brian; grandniece and nephew, Tanya and Jason. A loving and giving woman with a wry wit and calming patience who will be greatly missed. 29310
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