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MACHAMBRIAN EDWARD Born July 23, 1950 in Nanaimo. Passed away at home on
September 26, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Brian is survived by his brother
Larry (Jacquie), nephew Brad, niece Melanie and grand-niece Brooklyn. Brian
will also be missed by his numerous cousins and friends. In accordance with
Brian's wishes there will be no formal service held but rather he wishes
that each of you remember him in your own way. Donations can be made in
Brian's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 20748
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~ McTaggart ~ Elizabeth (Betty) Drysdale, nee Blyth, born March 28, 1926 in
Edinburgh, Scotland, passed away peacefully on September 27. Beloved wife of
the late John McTaggart, she will be forever loved and deeply missed by her
children Fiona (Lee), Colin (Katie and Sam), Keith, and Wendy (Hugh),
grandchildren Joanne, Amy, Heather, Greg, Geoff, Ben, Holly, Piper, and
great-grandchildren Katie and Christopher. Betty's indomitable spirit and
sense of adventure shone through in all she did. She began singing as a
child and continued to entertain with song and her great sense of humour
throughout her life. Betty sang professionally in Great Britain and
continued her career after immigrating to Canada in 1957. During WWII, she
served in the Land Army and as a Sergeant in the ATS, driving ambulances and
becoming a star singer in troop entertainment shows. Betty was proud of
being the first singer to broadcast live to Allied Forces from Berlin after
occupation. After leaving professional singing to raise her family, Betty
went on to a variety of successful careers fields including switchboard
operator, cosmetician, butcher's assistant and secretary. She was a
life-long member of the Royal Canadian Legion and served on the executive of
the FSNA, and volunteered in many other community organizations. Betty loved
being surrounded by her family and her dogs. She cared deeply for her
children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren, always keeping in touch and
doing anything she could to help. Her giving nature ensured that family and
friends, new and old, were welcome in her home. Battling acute arthritis for
over 25 years, Betty never complained and was always `up for a challenge'.
Her courage in facing adversity will continue to be a beacon to all who knew
her. May we honour her memory in the way we live our lives. We love you Mum.
A gathering to celebrate Betty's life will be held on Tuesday, October 11 at
the Royal Canadian Legion Mount Benson Branch, 1630 Wellington, Nanaimo,
from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made
in Betty's name to the Canadian Arthritis Society or
1-800-321-1433. 20389
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A memorial to commemorate the life of Ian Smith will be held at 4pm,
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 at St. Andrews United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St.
Reception to follow.
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WHITE ~ Margaret, Born in England 1914, passed away quietly at home on
September 23, 2005. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons Keith,
Alec and their families. A special thanks goes to Dr. Carruthers and all the
Staff at Home Support. No service will be held, but she is in our hearts and
thoughts forever. 20451
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BERRY, LEONARD HARRISON Passed away gracefully, September 12, 2005. Born in
England in April 1918 at St. Leonardson-Sea, moved with his mother to
Vancouver in 1920. He has left behind his loving family: Brock (Shari) and
Blair (Kelly); grandkids: Chelsea and Chris (Sarah); and great grandkids:
Dexter and Isabella. Predeceased by his loving wife Margaret (61yrs) and our
sister Lynda Berry. Dad dedicated his life to his family and the lives of
the families he touched as a Chartered Life Underwriter 62 years. Valued
friend to many who cherished his kindness and style. Special thanks to the
loving care of all the staff at Nanaimo Seniors Village, who became his
family. Following a private cremation we plan a Celebration of Len & Marg's
life together on October 12, 2005 at Spurway Lodge, 235 Keith Road, West
Vancouver, 2:00-4:00 p.m. In recognition of their giving hearts, any
donation, in their memory, would be greatly appreciated by the Canadian Red
Cross, to aid humanitarian efforts. 20622
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BINDER, NAUREEN We sadly announce the passing of Naureen Binder, a loving
wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She lost her battle with cancer on
October 5, 2005 in Nanaimo, BC at the age of 60. Naureen is lovingly
remembered by her husband Walter, her daughters: Shelly (Kristopher)
Zimmermann and Amber (Cory) McGregor, her granddaughter Morgan Zimmermann,
her stepson Rubin (Judy) Binder, her granddaughter Ella Binder, extended
family and her many friends. She is predeceased by her son Conrad
Hutchinson, her parents George and Velma McBean and her sister Leona Edgar.
She will forever live on in our hearts because of the elegance and beauty of
her deeds and her person. As she always said ''Goodbye for now.'' Memorial
services will be held at the Brechin United Church on Estevan Road on
Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. A gathering of love and memories will
follow at the Lantzville Legion, Branch #257. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the BC Cancer Society so that some day others may find hope.
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Clare Marie DELISLE Feb 12, 1925 ~ Oct. 4, 2005 Loving mother, grandmother,
sister and friend will be sadly missed. Predeceased by her husband Henry
Nov. 1999 and her loving daughter Juanita (Chicky) Murton Jan. 2003.
Survived by daughter Cheryl (Robert) Marshall, sons; Skip (Gail) Davis,
Gerry (Gisele) Davis, Joe Delisle and Charlie (Naomi) Delisle.
Grandchildren; Melita Van Tine, Bernice Field, Rene Hilchey, Jennifer
Falman, Russell Webb, Elton Davis, Michael Davis, David and Daniel Delisle,
Kelly and Michelle Davis, Tamara, Caley Delisle and her devoted companion
pet Ace. Funeral service to be held at Christ the King Catholic Church,
Friday, October 7 ,2005 at 9:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations to the
heart and stroke foundation would be appreciated. 20548
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Clare Marie DELISLE Feb 12, 1925 ~ Oct. 4, 2005 Loving mother, grandmother,
sister and friend will be sadly missed. Predeceased by her husband Henry
Nov. 1999 and her loving daughter Juanita (Chicky) Murton Jan. 2003.
Survived by daughter Cheryl (Robert) Marshall, sons; Skip (Gail) Davis,
Gerry (Gisele) Davis, Joe Delisle and Charlie (Naomi) Delisle.
Grandchildren; Melita Van Tine, Bernice Field, Rene Hilchey, Jennifer
Falman, Russell Webb, Elton Davis, Michael Davis, David and Daniel Delisle,
Kelly and Michellle Davis, Tamara, Caley Delisle and her devoted companion
pet Ace. Funeral service to be held at Christ the King Catholic Church,
Friday, October 7, 2005 at 9:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations to the
heart and stroke foundation would be appreciated. 20575
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C.J. (Con) GORDON Con Gordon, a Campbell River Pioneer, passed away at
Yucalta Lodge, Oct. 1, 2005 at the age of 95. Con was predeceased by wife
Donna in 2001 married for 59 years. He leaves daughter Faye Lewis of
Vancouver, son Wayne, grandchildren Scott and Natalie, niece Diana and
nephew Dave, and brother-in-law Philip and his family. Con also leaves a
sister and brother in Saskatchewan who are near his age and their families.
After 10 years as a school teacher in rural Saskatchewan, Con came to
Campbell River and cleared acreage at the corner of 13th Ave., and Dogwood.
He worked on many local construction projects but his first love was
building houses. He built about 36 houses in the community, many of which
are still in use. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and travelling around. At
the drop of a hat he would be gone for a long drive with whoever wanted to
come. The family thanks all the caring Health Workers at Yucalta Lodge, his
niece Diana for her visits, our caregiver Maria Sawatzky, and Dr. Paul
Brown. God Bless Rest in Peace It was a long journey. 20595
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HASLAM ~ Louise Ellen (nee Berto) Born July 9, 1908 in Ladysmith, B.C. and
passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 2, 2005 in West Vancouver, B.C.
Louise was predeceased by Jack, her husband of 66 years, in 1988 and is
survived by sons Ray (Jennifer) and Henry (Susan); grandsons John (Angie),
David (Jeanne) and Geff; and by great grandchildren Spencer, Audrey and
Chloe. Louise grew up in Ladysmith and taught school at the Diamond School
near Ladysmith until she married Jack, whereupon she spent most of the rest
of her life at their farm in South Cedar, B.C. Louise greatly enjoyed her
family, her garden and cooking, which she was especially gifted at. The
family would like to thank the care staff at Ingewood Care Centre in West
Vancouver for making her last years comfortable. In accordance with Louise's
wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no funeral service. In
lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a donation to a charity of
their choice. A Celebration of Louise's Life will be held at Cottonwoods
Golf Course, 1975 Haslam Road, Cassidy, B.C. from 2pm-5pm on Saturday,
October 15, 2005. 20602
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Dorothy KELLER 1925 2005 Passed away peacefully on October 1st, 2005 at
Glacier View Lodge, Courtenay, B.C. Dorothy was born in Vancouver on April
3rd, 1925 and she attended Bayview Elementary and Kitsilano High Schools.
She earned her B.A. from U.B.C. and Knox College, Toronto as Deaconess. Her
M.A. with Honours was earned from San Anselmo Seminary, California. Dorothy
was employed as Regional Secretary for the Presbyterian Church Synods of
Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba until her retirement. Dorothy is lovingly
remembered by sisters Edith McLeod (Bill), Kathleen Dick, brother Laurie
(Linda), sister-in-law Katharine Keller, nieces Julia Berry (Ken) and Vickie
McLeod, nephews Douglas Keller and Bruce McLeod (Betty) and families and her
many friends. Dorothy was devoted to her family, always proud of their
accomplishments. They meant everything to her. Dorothy was a Charter Member
and 10 year Volunteer of Richmond Gateway Theatre, she was a pre-school
teacher in Richmond, B.C. for many years. Her last five years were spent in
Comox, B.C. living with her sister Kay and enjoying friends in the
Presbyterian Church, the Alpha Beta Phi Sorority (50 year member), curling
and golf. Dorothy will forever be in our thoughts and memories of her many
talents, generosity and gentleness. A Memorial Service will be held on
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at Comox Valley Presbyterian Church,
725 Aspen Road, Comox, B.C. V9M 4E9. A private family interment service will
be held later at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers,
a donation to the Comox Valley Presbyterian Church, Memorial Fund at the
address above, or to a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated.
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LEE, "Art" Arthur Born March 1st 1929 in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, England. Died
September 16th 2005 after a short battle with cancer, son of Helen and Edwin
both now deceased. Loving father of Martin (Pat) of Victoria and Tim of
Gabriola. He will be greatly missed by his companion Ranka and her family,
also his former wife Rose (Mike). Dearly loved by his cousin Dorothy her son
David (Sandy) and Dorothy's stepbrothers all in England. He leaves many
treasured friends on Gabriola, in Nanaimo, Vancouver and England. He enjoyed
nature and delighted in travelling to Mexico every year and many other
countries. Our thanks go out to Dr. V. Smith of Gabriola, nurses and home
support workers who made it possible for him to be cared for at home by his
sons with the help of good friends and neighbours. 20627
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Bradley James Stobart Passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 5, 2005. Born
July 21, 1984, Brad led a challenging and courageous life, struggling with
many special needs. But through it all he maintained the most loving,
energetic, tenacious outlook on life imaginable. He touched countless lives
with his infectious personality and amazing ability to exude love. Many will
remember his giant bear hugs and his infectious giggles. Of Brad, it can
truly be said that, he never met a person he didn't like. Brad loved
everyone, regardless of color or beliefs, he never judged anyone but
accepted people as they were. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by
his loving mother Diane, his father Gary, his brother Jonathon and his
sister Julie as well as his cousin Kyla, and many other family members and
friends. A celebration of Brad's life will be held at the Baptist Church
Saturday, October 8 at 1:00. After the service there will be a brief
reception at the church. 20605
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THOMAS BRYAN STUBBS September 1, 1946 September 29, 2005 Bryan passed away
in Campbell River on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at the age of 59 years. He
was predeceased by his father Thomas Stubbs. Bryan is survived by his loving
wife Diane M. Stubbs; daughters Karen (John "O"), Kim (Steve) and Valerie;
grandchildren Jessie, James, Brad, Brittany and Brook; mother Betty Stubbs
and brothers Gord (Bev), Donald (Rose) and Colin (Chrissy). Bryan was a
Marine Engineer for 35 years with B.C. Ferries. He enjoyed fishing and
travelling. No service by request. Arrangements entrusted to ISLAND FUNERAL
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KARLA WAGNER nee Killat August 9, 1950 September 27, 2005 Our sweet Karla
left us so suddenly, much before her time. Karla was born in West Berlin to
Rudi and Brigitte Killat. She was 10 months old when they escaped to East
Berlin and when she was four years old the Killats immigrated to Canada,
leaving behind all their family and friends. They eventually settled in
Regina where Karla went to school and on to university to study education.
Karla taught school for several years in Alberta before moving to Vancouver,
where she continued teaching while taking music courses in the evening at
UBC. Karla's passion for music reflected in her singing and her piano. She
taught music to her many "children" and wrote and produced plays and
musicals for them to perform at concerts an on the Vancouver Carole ships at
Christmas. They loved their "Mrs Wagner". She was a very creative person,
always making and doing things for everybody. Karla radiated sunshine in her
smiles and made you feel that you were very special to her. She loved to
golf and go on those "Great Walks" in Tahsis and Lake Cowichan with her mom.
Karla's mom was her best friend and together they travelled back to their
native homeland in 2003, re-uniting with family and friends and having the
time of their lives. Left broken hearted are her parents Brigitte and Rudi,
he sister Pam and brotherin-law Fred, partner Roger, special friend Debbie
in Vancouver, her Tantes and Onkels and cousins in Germany and her many
wonderful friends whom she cherished. Karla affected many lives and will
forever remain in our hearts. At Karla's request, there will be no service.
Flowers are gratefully declined but donations can be made to the Canadian
Cancer Society. 20611
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Ian SMITH Born in Streatham, London, England in 1935, Ian passed away
suddenly in Nanaimo Friday, September 30, nine days short of his 70th
birthday. Ian spent his youth in London. He was an outstanding athlete,
captaining his school cricket and soccer teams. After performing his
mandatory military service, he graduated from the University College of
London in 1960. It was during his university years in London that Ian was
introduced to the exciting new sounds of bebop, and his life long enthusiasm
for many types of jazz was born. He met Claire at the University of Leeds
where they were both did their teacher training, and they were married in
1963. They ventured to Canada a short while later, settling first in
Winnipeg where Louise was born in 1964 and Peter in 1966. They moved to
Nanaimo in 1966 where Ian began his long career at NDSS teaching mainly
English. He was very active in the life of the school, and was well liked by
staff and students. He developed a strong debating program in the school
district along with the long running Ravenhurst debating tournament. He
coached and refereed school and youth soccer, helped re-establish a Nanaimo
cricket team in the early 70's, and participated in a number of Nanaimo
Theatre Group productions both on and off stage. After retiring from John
Barsby in 1997, he continued to coach and organize debating at a number of
Nanaimo schools. Ian loved athletics, attested by his daily bicycle
commutes, his organizing of youth soccer referees, and the umpiring of the
occasional cricket game. As president of the Vancouver Island International
Children's Festival, he was instrumental in its founding and ongoing
success. He also sat on the boards of numerous Nanaimo charities, and
canvassed regularly for the NDP. Ian maintained a strong belief in social
justice through-out his life. He found the time to wash dishes for the 7-10
Club's early morning soup kitchen two, three and sometimes four times a
week. Ian also never lost his passion for the arts. He collected records of
his beloved jazz for his entire adult life. He regularly attended theatre
and concerts events in Nanaimo, Victoria, and Vancouver. And in recent years
he had taken on the task of directing a number of challenging productions
with the NTG and had plans to direct this coming season. Ian also enjoyed
traveling, especially with close friends Marjorie and Steve. He will be
sadly missed by Louise and Peter, former wife Claire, son-inlaw Barry,
daughter-in-law Michelle, grandchildren Andhra, Desmond, and Deven, brother
Geoffrey, sister Brenda and his many friends and colleagues. But we will
continue to find inspiration in this man who took great pleasure in helping
others live their lives to the fullest. A memorial will be held at 4pm,
Tuesday, Oct. 11 at St. Andrews United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St. Reception
to follow. 20507
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BALACH, SAVA: Peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2005, Mr. Sava Balach
passed away in the West Coast General Hospital, with his family at his side,
at the age of 82 years. Predeceased by his parents, Yvonne and Marista;
brother, Boja and sister, Maria. Survived by Desa, his loving wife of 31
years; son, Milan and daughter, Aleksandra and fiance, Michael and a
grandson, Cooper Day; also relatives in England and Serbia. Sava was born in
Vrlika, Yugoslavia and came to the Alberni Valley in 1956. He had worked at
the Plywoods for 31 years. Funeral Masswill be celebrated 1:00 p.m. Friday,
October 7, 2005 from St. Mary Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 4521
Dogwood Street, with Fr. Michael Sokryka officiating. Friends may pay their
respects at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 4005-6th Avenue on Thursday
evening October 6, 2005 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Chapel of Memories
entrusted with arrangements. Phone 723-3633. 20306
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Bronislawa (Bertha) Phyllis KEMP nee PRZEDNOWEK 1912-2005 Born in Cromwell
MB 29 May 1912 the fifth child of Wojciech & Julia (Bukowski) Przednowek,
Bertha died in Campbell River, BC 30 September 2005, age 93. She was
predeceased by her husband Albert Kemp in 1993 and by three sisters, Mary
(Mike) Szajewski, Josephine (Bill) Schultz, Stella (George) Enright, and
four brothers Mike, John (Erna), Tony (Irene), and Cas (Irene) Przednowek.
She is survived by one sister Katie Shack (London, Ontario) and two
sistersin-law Thelma Norberg (Cumberland BC) and Irene Przednowek
(Vancouver). Bertha was a pure and beautiful spirit both inside and out, and
although she had no children of her own, she loved and was truly loved by
her many nieces & nephews: the Enrights in Alberta and Manitoba, Szajewskis
and Schultz's in Manitoba, the Shacks in Ontario, Przednoweks in Ontario,
Manitoba, BC and Australia, and the Norbergs in BC. Bertha was raised in
Cromwell MB attending the Ladywood school and church. She eventually made
her way out to the West Coast and there she married Albert Kemp on 19
February 1955 in Vancouver. They retired to Campbell Rvier in 1966 and
devoted their time to gardening, fishing, Reno trips and world cruises.
Bertha was an exceptional cook and fed the patrons of the Stanley Park
Pavillion and the patients of Campbell River General Hospital for many
years. It's not often that hospital meals are good, but she made sure hers
were! Her family dinners were unsurpassed and we all remember them well.
Bertha was a longtime member of the OAP and the Catholic Women's League. Our
sincere thanks are extended to the Home Care Nurses, Larwood Supportive
Living and Willow Point Adult Care Societies, Cumberland and Yucalta Lodge
Intermediate Care Facilities, Drs. Smit, Wood and Helmer. To all of you,
your exceptional care in the last few years of Bertha's life was constant
and unwavering, and we truly appreciate it. A Mass of Christian Burial will
be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, October 6 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 34
S. Alder St., Campbell River, Father W. McDonald officiating, followed by
internment at Elk Falls Memorial Cemetery, Highway 28, Campbell River. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, 381
Second Ave., Campbell River, BC V9W 3V1 would be greatly appreciated.
Suttons in Care of Arrangements 287-4812 20232
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CARL ROSS PERCY CRITES Born November 7, 1931 at Osnabruck Township, Ontario,
passed away peacefully on September 29, 2005 with wife, Anna; son, Grant and
his best friend of 40+ years, Don MacGillivray at his side. He was
predeceased by father, William Ernest Crites; mother, Nora; brothers,
Sterling, Keith, Wilson and son, Tim. He is survived by sisters: Pauline,
Jean, Violet, Muriel and Dawn; brothers, Maurice and Elwood; daughters,
Gail, Beverly; sons: Craig, Randy, Grant, Scott, Glenn; grandchildren: Tim,
Nicole, Tony, Greg, Emily, Anna, Alec, Laurie, Christina, Natalie; four
greatgrandchildren and wife, Anna. Carl went out on his own from the family
at age 11 working at various jobs. When he was old enough he travelled the
world as a seaman with the Merchant Marines for a few years until returning
to his love, mechanicing (he called it). He maintained machinery throughout
the Yukon, N.W.T. and the northern most portions of Ontario, Alberta and
British Columbia before semi-retiring here in Port Alberni. Those of us that
knew him never tired of hearing about his escapades that almost always
concerned fixing something in the frozen or muddy north country. Carl's life
personified enthusiasm, perseverance, hard work and youth. He never grew old
and had years of "life" left in him when he passed on too soon. Carl
requested that he be cremated with no service in keeping with his "keep it
simple" attitude. The family wishes to thank all those friends who've sent
flowers to date. Anna's home is full of your thoughtfulness. In lieu of
flowers, may we ask that if desired, donations be made in Carl's name to the
W.C.G.H. Foundation re: Cat Scan Fund, 3949 Port Alberni Hwy., Port Alberni,
B.C. V9Y 4S1 in the hopes that one day cat scan equipment can be purchased
for the local hospital. 20134
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EVANS, Owen Wilson Born December 24, 1921 in Duncan, BC. Passed away
peacefully October 1, 2005 with family at his bedside at Cowichan District
Hospital. Owen was predeceased by his wife Jane; son Tom; grandson Owen; and
brother Bob. He is survived by three daughters, Marie (Tom) Michelson; Donna
(Brian) Olson; Tammy (John) Pozsgay, and one son Ted (Gayleen) Evans; 13
grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one
brother, Jim; four sisters, Adele, Beverly, Bonnie and Patsy plus many
nieces, nephews and other relatives. No service will be held by his request.
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GROGAN, EUGENE CHARLES JR. (Gene) Passed away peacefully on October 4, 2005
in Nanaimo at the age of 76. Gene was predeceased by his beloved wife Gloria
in 2000 and will be sadly missed by his children: Paul and Bronwen (Ajay),
grandchildren: Colin and Andrew; step daughters: Debbie, Brenda and
Christine; sisters: Patricia and Winnifred (Lucien); brother John and other
family and friends. Gene was born in Prince George, BC on November 13, 1928
and grew up in Vancouver before his relocation to Victoria and Nanaimo. Gene
spent 38 years as an engineer at CP Rail until his retirement in 1989. Gene
was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, the Astronomy Club and
the Irish Club. Memorial Service to be held on October 11, 2005 at 11:30
a.m. at Trinity Catholic Church, 6234 Spartan Rd., Nanaimo. Internment at
Cedar Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The
Dwelling Place, 2630 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3N1 TELFORD'S MID-ISLAND
MEMORIAL SERVICES 751-22541-866-503-5553 20386
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O'NEILL, TERRY September 28, 1978 September 23, 2005 A Celebration of
Terry's life will be held on October 10, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Piercy's
Funeral Home, 440 England Avenue, Courtenay. Reception to follow at St.
Peter's Anglican Church at 218 Church St. in Comox. Everyone is encouraged
to bring favourite pictures for a Memory Board. Donations in Terry's name
can be made to YANA, Box 3159, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N4. 19501
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PETERSON ATTRIDGE, Teresa Dec. 16, 1960 Sept. 28, 2005 Autumn Marie and
Mattias John-the source of love and joy in Teresa's life-mourn the loss of
their mother. Teresa also leaves her husband, Steve Attridge, her mother
Janice Kellett, and sisters Wendy (Neil) and Penny (Andrew). Teresa's
nieces, Melissa and Tanya (Dillon, Austyn, Sadie, Cylus, & Sascha), and
nephews, Adam, Colin & Shaun (Yumi) will miss their special aunt. Teresa's
life was enriched by many long-term friends-especially (ex-husband) Shelby,
Barb, Bev, Bernadette, Martin & Moira. Viewing at Sand's Funeral Chapel, 187
Trunk Road, Duncan, BC V9L-2P1, 746-5212, October 6, 2005, 1:00pm-9:00pm.
Private cremation. Memorial planned for October 15, 2005, Noon4:00pm at
Kiwanis Leisure Centre, 365 Day Road, #108, Duncan, BC V9L-3K4, 748-4135.
Please bring a favorite story, picture or joke of Teresa to be added to the
memory book for Autumn and Mattias. No flowers-please donate to THE CAT
RESCUE SOCIETY in Teresa's name. Teresa is happily playing cribbage with her
beloved grandpa Shorty. 20191
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Bruce Mitchell Simison Passed away peacefully Monday, October 3, 2005 after
a brief illness. Bruce was born in Calgary Alberta in 1926, the third child
of John & Ellen Simison. Bruce, his older brother Jack and their 3 sisters,
Ellen, Nola and Lois were a tight-knit group having lost their parents when
they were all quite young. They lived much of their early life in Victoria,
BC. Following the death of their mother in 1938 they were sent to live with
their aunt Lil and her family in Manitoba. In 1943 Bruce joind the Canadian
Army and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers as a heavy equipment
operator. During his tour-of-duty he served overseas in both Germany and
Egypt and on several bases here in Canada. In 1958 he transferred to the
Royal Canadian Air Force having harbored a passion for aviation since his
youth. In August of 1958 Bruce married Muriel Joan Cramer in Vancouver BC.
Bruce and Muriel transferred around Canada to several different air force
bases. During this time they became the parents to 3 children, son Dana and
daughters Heather and Nola. In 1970 Bruce retired from the air force and he
and Muriel moved their young family to Campbell River, BC. Dad pursued work
in a couple of different fields following his discharge from the service
finally retiring to enjoy the fruits of his labor in 1991. He and Mom
purchased a recreational vehicle and traveled across Canada and around the
province of BC to visit with their children and grand children. In 1992 they
traveled to Scotland and spent a month or so exploring the countryside and
researching the family tree. In 1994 we lost mom after a 3-year battle with
cancer. Dad was at mom's side throughout and cared for her at home right up
until the last days. His older sister Ellen in 1968, and his younger sister
Nola in 2004 also predeceased Bruce. He is survived by and will be lovingly
missed by his son Dana, daughter Heather Lichty (David), daughter Nola
Bordeleau (Allen) and his 5 grandchildren David, Arthur, Ellen, Carrie and
Christopher. He also leaves to mourn his passing an older brother Jack
(Barbara), his younger sister Lois and several nieces and nephews. All those
left behind will miss Bruce very much. Graveside service will be held Friday
October 7th, 2005 at 1:00 pm at the Hwy. 28 Cemetery, Rev. Dave Allen
officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army appreciated.
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Deaths (10/04/05)
Barbara "Judy" Baker Sadly and suddenly, Judy passed away peacefully in her
sleep in the early morning of October 1st, 2005 following a day of visits
from her many friends and an evening spent with her husband and daughter.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jack Baker, her daughter Susan
Baker and her grandchildren Jonathon and Olivia. Born in Leeds, Yorkshire,
England in 1928, Judy immigrated to Canada with her husband in 1954. After
three cold Manitoba winters they settled in Calgary to start a family. Judy
loved her life as a mother and homemaker and helped her husband in various
business ventures. The start of a new marine business took them east to Port
Credit in 1968 where they remained until their retirement to Nanaimo in
1989. Judy was extremely close to her only child Susan Baker and doted on
her two grandchildren Jonathon Chapple and Olivia Haller (all of Toronto),
who knew her as "Nanny". Judy never veered from her English roots and made
regular pilgrimages home to be with her family there. In the last number of
years she lost her own mother, her mother-in-law and four of her nine
brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sisters Christine and Margaret,
brothers Jeffrey, David and Graham and many nieces and nephews spread across
Australia, Canada and England. She was also very close to her sister-in-law
Peggy and nephew Christopher in England. Judy showed signs of Alzheimer's
disease as early as 2001 but her decline was very slow. She retained her
cheerful attitude and was able to put on a brave face and remain active in
Nanaimo's Gyro organization. She still remembered friends when they visited
but was frustrated with her memory loss. Having witnessed her own mother's
long and painful battle with the disease, the family feels that when she
became ill just a couple of weeks ago, Judy chose not to go to battle,
preferring to bow out gracefully and with dignity. Her loving and gentle
manner, big smile and sunny disposition will be greatly missed by all her
family and friends. A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday,
October 6th, 2005 at Sands Funeral Chapel, One Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo.
There will be a celebration of Judy's life to follow at her home. In lieu of
flowers, for those so desiring, donations in memory of Judy, may be made to
the Alzheimer's Society. Sands ~ Nanaimo 20162
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Deaths (10/04/05)
The family of Dorothy Mirren Bell who passed away Sept. 5, 2005 would like
to invite family and friends to a Tea, Oct. 8, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. To
Celebrate Mom's Life. Piercy's Tea Room, 440 England Ave. No Service 20107
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Deaths (10/04/05)
Cole William COSTELLO 1985 2005 It is with the deepest sorrow that our
family announces the unexplainable passing of our beloved son and brother,
Cole William Costello, (July 23, 1985 September 25, 2005). Cole was a kind,
gentle and extremely talented young man with a future that held no
boundaries. He had recently graduated from BCIT and was to start his career
as a steel fabricator. Cole looked forward to any new adventure.
Unfortunately the recent adventure he took upon himself left behind his mom
and dad, Pat and Earl, his brother Joe, his future sister-in-law Jenilee,
his grandmas Dorothy and Margery, his uncles Tom, Don and Al, his aunts Jan
and Cathy and his cousins Ryan, Kristy and Michael. Even though Cole left us
he will always have our eternal love. Cole held the highest expectations for
himself but at the same time gave encouragement to those of us whose goals
were not set as high. Cole demanded a lot from himself and when he felt he
was not living up to his own expectations and not wanting to disappoint the
ones he loved he chose to make the pain go away. Cole's family would love
for you to join us in a celebration of his life at Sunnydale Golf Course at
3:00 on Tuesday, October 11th, 5291 North Island Highway, Courtenay. If you
have any photos or stories to tell please bring them with you. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to The Comox Valley Hospice Society. 20198
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Deaths (10/04/05)
Laurel Mary GALE (nee Navid) Died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital at the
age of 78. She is predeceased by her brother Bill and her sisters Milly and
Lorena. Laurel spent her early childhood at Menzies Bay and had a great love
of the outdoors. She was a knowledgeable gardener and perhaps more than any
other activity, loved fishing. Laurel was best known for years as the owner
operator of the Orchard Manor Rest Home (now laurel Lodge). She had the
spirit of a pioneer. She will be missed very much by her sons John, Dave,
Ken and Mike and their families, and by many of her friends she has made
over her life. 19930
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Deaths (10/04/05)
D'Arcy William (Rev.) LADE March 15, 1946 Sept. 28, 2005 Gone to be with his
Lord and Saviour, D'Arcy Lade passed away on September 28th, 2005 in the
presence of his family. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, D'Arcy
received his Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, Hamilton, and his
Master of Divinity from Knox College, Toronto. D'Arcy was predeceased by his
parents, Ina and Earl Lade and was loved and will be greatly missed by his
wife of 35 years Marion; sons Adam of Victoria, Nick (Kristy Silverthorn) of
Courtenay, Ben at home; and daughter Alexis Shanks (Terrence) of Port
McNeil; sister Diane Trotter (Harold) of Waterdown; mother-in-law Jean Ross
of Dundas; sisters-in-law Jeannie Baldauf (Herwig) of Niagara-on-the-Lake,
Bev Bazeley (Bill) of Hamilton; nieces Stephanie Trotter, Tina and Denise
Bazeley; nephews Erin an Adriaan Baldauf; numerous aunts, uncles and
cousins; his beloved Christian Family at Comox Valley Presbyterian Church;
as well as friends whose love and affection has been an abiding blessing
through the years. D'Arcy was Ordained as a Minister in the Presbyterian
Church in Canada in August, 1977. He served the congregations of Forbes
Presbyterian in Grande Prairie, Alberta (1977 1984); St. Andrew's
Presbyterian in Lethbridge, Alberta (1984 1994); founding Minister of Comox
Valley Presbyterian (1994 until his passing). He was an ordinary man blessed
by God to do some extraordinary things. A celebration of D'Arcy's life was
held at the Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox, at 1:30 p.m.
on Monday, October 3rd, 2005. Reception held following the Service at Comox
Valley Presbyterian Church, 725 Aspen Road, Comox. A private family
interment took place prior to the Memorial Service at the Courtenay
Cemetery. If desired, donations may e made to Comox Valley Presbyterian
Church Building Fund, 725 Aspen Road, Comox, V9M 4E9; Rev. D'Arcy Lade
Palliative Care Unit, c/o St. Joseph's General Hospital, 2137 Comox Avenue,
Comox, V9N 4B1; or a charity of your choice. Special thanks is extended to
Dr. David Bowler for his care and support; the visits of the Home Care
Nursing Service in the Valley the incredible love of the people of the Comox
valley Presbyterian Church; and the cards, letters, calls and visits from
the many people his ministry has touched through the years. 19849
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Deaths (10/04/05)
Gerald Walter McNutt November 9, 1934 October 2, 2005 Gerry was predeceased
by both of his parents; his son Lee; and by two brothers: Merle and Ronald.
Gerry is survived by: his loving wife Careth; son James; grandson Peter;
step-son Joe (Sandra) Gelinas; sister Myrna (Russ) Bennett; brothers Eugene
(Joan) and Charlie (Marilyn) and by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and
nephews. Gerry served in the Armed Forces from 1952 to 1979. He was a Para
Rescue Tech from 1960 until 1979. Para Rescue was a very important part of
Gerry's life. He was at his best when he was helping others through rescue
operations or minor things like fixing lawn mowers for friends and
neighbours. Gerry was always one to help and asked for nothing in return.
Gerry also drove cement truck until 1990 after leaving the Armed Forces. He
was also a very active member of the Auxiliary Coast Guard in which he was
given a lifetime membership. Gerry was an avid curler for many years and has
made many friends and acquaintances over the years. He will never be
forgotten. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in
Comox on October 6, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers; donations can be
made to the Para Rescue Association, PO Box 3816, Courtenay, BC V9N 7P2.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Peircy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home,
Courtenay, BC. 20247
Vancouver Island

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Deaths (10/04/05)
MILLER, LINDA (nee WAGER) March 23, 1955 September, 29,2005 Passed away
suddenly due to complications of paraplegia. Linda was predeceased by her
stepfather, Don MacDonald and brother Mike. She is lovingly remembered by
her mom Lou MacDonald; sons: Larry, BJ, Peter and Stephen; her dad John
Wager; sisters: Susan and Shelley, brothers: John, Andy, Bruce and Alan;
grandmothers: Rosa Sandberg of Vancouver, and Flo Barstad of Nanaimo;
stepsisters: Holly and Carol; sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews
and grandchildren; Linda her caregiver and friend who was always there for
Lynn and Mom, and her cat Snoop. Lynn's family would like to thank all of
the doctors, nurses and other people in the medical profession who cared for
her. The Paraplegic Association, Lions Club and many more for trying to make
her life easier. She will be missed. No service by request. Lynn's family
will get together on Saturday, October 8th at 1:00 p.m. at #17-1094
Marchmont Road, Duncan, BC. Friends are welcome to come by and share some
memories. No flowers please. FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Duncan, BC
(250)748-2134 20085
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Deaths (10/04/05)
Enid Vivian RASOR (nee Vellacott) 1937 2005 Enid was born on April 11th,
1937 at Norquay, Sask. and passed away September 30, 2005. Enid was raised
in Victoria before moving to the Comox Valley in the mid 1950's. She brought
up her family and worked for several local businesses leaving behind many
friends and relatives including her loving husband Jim; sons: Martin
(Tracy), Hebert, Cal (Patti) Hebert, James (Jeni) Rasor; sisters: Esme
Vellacott, Gay (Dick) Toews; sister-in-law Norma Rasor; grandchildren:
Camille, Cameron, Chamus, Kyle, Heather, Shayleen and Tara, motherin-law
Helen Rasor. Enid was predeceased by her mother Roberta Vellacott. The
"Lady" Enid loved hiking, camping, canoeing, working in the garden and
keeping an eye on the weather. Her family, friends and pets will miss her.
The forests, the streams, the trails she loved to walk will suffer the
absence of her golden presence. ""The road goes ever on and on down from the
door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if
I can."" In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Enid's name to the BC
Cancer Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Piercy's-Mt.
Washington Funeral Home, Courtenay, BC. 20071
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Deaths (10/04/05)
Lois SALO May 18, 1925 Sept. 22, 2005 Born in Vancouver on May 18, 1925 Lois
was the eldest of four children and spent her early life in Edmonton. They
later returned to Vancouver where she met her husband Ray Salo. They lived
in Kyuquot with their four children Terry, Diane, Dale and Brian and later
moved to North Vancouver. When she retired she moved to Courtenay continuing
to enjoy the sea and mountains. Recently she lived in the Duncan area. Her
outdoor passions included gardening, hiking and travelling. She was a long
standing member of the Natural History Society and spent many hours bird
watching and studying flowers. Other cultural interests included the
symphony and opera. She enjoyed hosting the holiday festivities with her
family. She is survived by her younger brother Llewellyn John Black and her
four children. The family wishes to thank the staff at Chemainus Health Care
Center for their care and compassion given their Mother. Please join the
family for a celebration of her life at Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Rd.
in Duncan on Sat., October 15, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to a charity of your choice. TELFORD'S MID-ISLAND MEMORIAL SERVICES
1-866-503-5553 20229
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Deaths (10/03/05)
FLORENCE LOCHNER An amazing and wonderful woman, Florence Emilia Lochner,
has passed away September 29, 2005 in Nanaimo after a short and courageous
battle with cancer. She was born May 5, 1928 in Camrose, Alberta. Flo will
be greatly missed by her loving husband Hermann, devoted daughters Darlyne
(Bob), Judie (Ken), Michelle (Kevin), Lisa (Andrew), grandchildren Derek,
Brett (Tanya), Andrea (Michael), Matthew, Jessica, Jacquelyn, Amber and
great granddaughter Kelsea. We invite all of her family and friends to join
us in a celebration of her life on Wednesday October 5, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at
the Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre, 6234 Spartan Rd. Donations to Canadian Cancer
Society in lieu of flowers please. 19972
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Deaths (10/02/05)
Bancroft, Eric Born August 17, 1925 in Nelson, Lancs, England. Died
peacefully in Duncan on September 27. 2005. Eric will be sadly missed by his
devoted wife of 59 years, Mary Ellen (affectionately known as Myrtle), and
his 4 children Clifton (Hiromi), Eric Jr. (Anita) Lisa (Alain), Mary Lynn
(John) and 9 grandchildren: Stirling, Yoshie, Robinson, Olivia, Ashton,
Nelson, Aidan, Jordan and Hayley, all of whom thought the world of their
Grandad. Eric will also be missed by his sister Effie (Jack) Wilson, of
Peterborough, Ontario, and brother, Ramon, of Nelson, England. In lieu of
flowers, please make a donation in Eric's memory to one of his favourite
charities: The Lookout Emergency Aid Society, 429 Alexander St., Vancouver,
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Deaths (10/02/05)
DUFFILL, Eric William December 1, 1931 September 20, 2005 Survived by his
loving wife Grace of 48 years. Sons Ian, Glen, (Shawna), and Mat. Sister
Brenda and nieces Jane and Karen (Mike). As well as many friends and inlaws.
Eric spent many years afflicted by Crohns Disease and MS. He suffered from
several massive heart attacks and survived several bouts of cancer.
Throughout his ailments Eric rarely complained and was always more concerned
over his family's well being than his own. He accepted his illness as a part
of life and never gave up. He was a courageous fighter to the end and will
be our hero forever. His sense of humour was his strength. We'll miss the
laughter. 19756
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Deaths (10/01/05)
ARMSTRONG, BRUCE COULTON Born December 10, 1911 in Gainsborough,
Saskatchewan. Passed away September 27, 2005. He is survived by his loving
family: Mildred (nee Madill) his wife of 63 years, sons: Robert and wife
Bev, John and wife Sherry, Bill and wife P.J. and daughter Susan Locke and
husband Stan. He was predeceased by his daughter Judy in 1974. His five
grandchildren: Jennifer Locke and Nicole, Michelle, Megan and Sean
Armstrong, were a joy to him. Dad grew up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with
his sister Dora. Soon after high school, he went to work for the Bank of
Montreal in Swift Current. He moved to British Columbia in the late 1930's,
eventually settling in Nanaimo where he met Mom and enlisted in the army in
1941. He served in Europe during WWII from 1942 until 1946. Upon his return,
he became an owner of Island Truck and Equipment in Nanaimo, served as
chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and as a school trustee. In 1957, he
returned to university and found his true calling as a teacher and school
administrator in the Vancouver School District until his retirement in 1977.
He was active in St. Chad's Anglican Church and served for several years as
the Rector's Warden. He was a long time member of Brock House Senior's
Society where he served as president and he was Honorary Chair of the Board
of Directors until his death. His integrity, fairness and honesty earned the
deep respect of everyone who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to a charity of your choice. A Memorial Service and reception will be
held at Shannon Oaks Senior Living Community, 2526 Waverley Avenue,
Vancouver on Saturday, October 8th at 2:00 p.m. 19873
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Deaths (10/01/05)
McPHILLIPS DOROTHY M. [nee FREETHY] Born in Nanaimo on March 2 1909, died in
Vancouver on Sept. 21 2005. Dorothy was the granddaughter of the pioneer
Nanaimo families of Biggs and Quenell. Predeceased by husband Burke in 1971
brothers Ed, Ches, Jack, and sister Eileen Craig. She is survived by son
Edward [Cathy] daughter Jacquleine [Gary] Abbott, grandchildren Graham
Abbott and Lisa Abbott and Great Granddaughter Sophie Abbott. Dorothy was a
graduate of Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital Nursing Class of 1930. She had
a long and happy life, travelling extensively for many years and enjoying
time spent with her family who will miss her dearly. Private family
arrangements. 19679
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Deaths (10/01/05)
SUMMERS, DORA It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our
beloved mother, grandmother and friend Dora June Ena Summers. Dora was born
January 10, 1939 and passed away September 26, 2005 in Nanaimo Regional
Hospital. She is survived by daughters: Jackie, Sherry, Sandy and Jayne;
sons: Darren, David, Darrell and Danny; her loving grandchildren, cats, and
other very dear family members. Dora would like us to carry forward with our
memories of the love and wisdom she so dearly shared with us. She will be
missed always and forever, never forgotten in our hearts. There will be no
funeral as was Dora's wishes. If you had the pleasure to know Dora, Jackie
invites you to come to a small gathering in her memory at 124 Wakesiah
Avenue on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. 19760
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Deaths (09/30/05)
Elvin Courtney CARTER, Sr. 1912 2005 Born on January 14th, 1912 in Jamaica,
passed away peacefully in St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox, BC on Friday the
16th of September, 2005. He was a member of the Britannia Legion, the
Monarch Lions, Comox Valley, and a past secretary of the Oak Bay Lions.
Elvin was blessed with a large family; an extended family and many, many
good friends. He was predeceased by wife Sylvia (nee Wiles) and son
Courtney; sonin-law Vito and special partner Eleanor Millar and her son Bob
Millar. He is lovingly survived by his childrenMilton (Emily), Fay (Ed),
Elvin (Carol), Allan (Sherry), Marcia, Edna (Ron) and daughter-in-law Judy;
grandchildrenTracy (Ira), Robin (Jim), Carmen (Ed) and Andrea;
greatgrandchildren Aiden, Isaac, Taija, Mateo and Jacob. He is also lovingly
survived by Tom (Tiny), Noreen (Pim) and Don; plus grandchildren Ben, Sonia,
and Willie. Survived also by lasting friend Elze Cotton and her children
Marilyn and David. Elvin loved family, friends, good cars, good Cricket, his
Bible and his Beer Pops will be sadly missed by all. Funeral services will
be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Britannia Branch #7, 780 Summit,
Victoria, BC, on Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made
to the above named Legion in lieu of flowers. A local memorial service will
be held Friday, 7 October, 2005 at 2pm in the chapel at St. Joseph's
Hospital, Comox, BC. Tea will be served after the service, flowers
appreciated. The families wish to extend their gratitude to Dolly Smith, St.
Jospeh's (Comox) Hospital staff and Piercy's Funeral Home. 18932
Vancouver Island

Deaths (09/30/05)
Anna PATON Dec. 31st, 1926 Sept. 27th, 2005 Anna Paton passed away on
September 27th, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox, B.C. from the
effects of having suffered a massive stroke. She was predeceased by her son
Charles, her parents Charles and Alma Pedersen and her sister Thora Gould.
Anna is survived and will be sadly missed by her husband Doug Paton, her
sons; Joel (Holly) of Courtenay and Bob (Denise) of Courtenay, her
daughters; Mary (Al) Hopwood of Courtenay, Jane (John) Forin of Courtenay
and Peggy (Harvey) Paton of Merritt, B.C., her grandchildren; Doug, Wayne,
Jody, Jessica, Sean, Laura, John, Kathy, Andrew, Anna, Marnie, Sally, Cole
and Jillian, her great grandchildren; Justin, Nikolai, Brandon, Aaron,
Brett, Tyler and Aidan, her sisters; Mary (Al) Cartlidge of Selkirk, Man.
and Alice (Dave) Chamley of S. Dakota as well as her nieces and nephews;
Jerry, Bill, Thora, Nancy, Conni, Doug, Kim and Scott. Anna volunteered for
the old Bevan Lodge and its equivalent facility in Nanaimo. She contributed
during W.W.II in Fort William, Ontario as a ""Rosie the Riveter."" Anna
enjoyed reading and listening to music. Her door was always open to family
and friends she had a real interest in others, keeping track of birthdays,
anniversaries etc. and she always rooted for the underdog. She will be
greatly missed by all. Arrangements entrusted to COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME &
CREMATORIUM, 1101 RYAN ROAD. No service at her request. 19597
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Deaths (09/30/05)
Sheila Helen PICKERING (nee McCagg) 21 October, 1933 to 26 September, 2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a great lady, wife,
mother and grandmother after a lengthy battle with cancer. Sheila will
lovingly be remembered by husband Douglas a.k.a. Hart and four children:
Karen (Jim) Bell, Margaret (Bryan) Balding, Douglas (Kelly) and Jennifer
(Calvin) Thomas. Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Megan, Stephanie,
Bryson, Christine, Sarah, Justin and Colin; four sisters: Wilma, Barbara,
Laura and Diana; a brother Ron and cousin Ann. Sheila was born and raised in
Ottawa. Her teaching career was interrupted by marriage, children and
frequent moves. Later she became interested and involved in Literacy and ESL
programs as a coordinator and teacher. Sheila was an avid reader, loved
bridge, travel and cherished time spent with family and friends. Her
wonderful sense of humour left a smile on many a face. No service by
request. Cremation entrusted to COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
1101 RYAN ROAD. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the
Pickering family home, 5481 Langlois Rd., Courtenay on Saturday, October 1,
2005 from 2-4pm. 19470
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Deaths (09/30/05)
Fox Colin Rhodes Born November 3, 1921 in Duncan, B.C. and passed away
peacefully surrounded by his loving family September 26, 2005. Survived by:
Susan, his wife of 58 years, son Gary (Merilyn), daughters Elaine Keen
(Rick), Irene Lansdell (Grant) as well as 5 grandchildren and 2 great
grandchildren. Colin was predeceased by younger brother Alan and younger
sister Betty. Colin grew up in Burnaby spending much of his youth with his
grandfather Edwin Bateman in the home that is now the Burnaby Village
Museum. At the age of 17 Colin enlisted and then served in the 13 Canadian
Field Regiment, 44th Canadian Field Battery which landed at Juno Beach on D
Day where Colin was wounded but returned to serve in Holland and Germany
until the war ended. In 1946 Colin and Susan were married and he began a 35
year career with the B.C. Telephone Co. on Vancouver Island. Colin enjoyed
golfing, cruising, spending time with his grandchildren and sharing a laugh
with friends. Colin had a cheerful, buoyant spirit and will be lovingly
remembered. The family would like to thank Dr. S. Beerman, the Nanaimo
Hospice Society and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at N.R.G.H,.
Service to be held Saturday, October 8, 1:00 p.m., Sands Funeral Chapel,
Nanaimo. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care
Unit, N.R.G.H. Condolences may be offered at Sands ~
Nanaimo 19785
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Deaths (09/30/05)
Renee Christa TANAKA (nee Osborne) 1975 2005 It is with deepest sorrow we
announce the sudden passing of our beloved Renee Christa Osborne-Tanaka on
Saturday, September 24th, 2005 as a result of a motor vehicle accident near
Campbell River. Renee was a loving mother to her two wonderful boys, Ezra
and Elias Tanaka, ages 9 and 8 years. She will also be deeply missed and
cherished by her family, father Wayne and his wife Christine; her only
sister and best friend Jenny (Jay) Nielsen; brothers: Paul, Ken and Chris;
former husband and good friend Jeremy Tanaka as well as nephews: Cyrus,
Isaac and Brandon. Renee will also be lovingly remembered by her numerous
aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund
has been set up at the Royal Bank of Canada on Ryan Rd., donation envelopes
will also be available at the service. Funeral Services will take place on
Monday, October 3rd, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. from the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 1901 20th St., Courtenay with Bishop Slater presiding.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Piercy's Mt. Washington Funeral
Home and Crematorium. 19605
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (09/30/05)
WEAVER, Dominique Catherine: Dominique Catherine Weaver suddenly and most
sadly passed away on September 26, 2005. The beloved wife of Grant, mother
of Matthew, daughter of Mme. Yalonde Houde and former Ambassador
Francois-Xavier Houde (deceased) (Montreal), sister of Pascale, Chantal,
Marie-France, Jean Francois, Denys and Michele Houde, daughter-in-law of
Mrs. Helen Weaver and Dr. Kenneth Weaver (deceased) (Port Alberni),
sister-in-law of Nancy Blair (Vancouver), aunt, teacher, and friend of many.
Born September 25, 1957, Dominique was an exotic flower of great beauty, raw
energy and spicy perfume. A clever linguist, Dominique taught Spanish to the
girls of York House School for many years, imparting to them not only
Spanish vocabulary and grammar, but also her love of Latin language and
culture. She had great fashion style and was a superb athlete and
sportswoman who enjoyed the thrill of physical challenge. Dominique pushed
herself hard to hit the high notes in her choir, to perfect the most
difficult steps of the Tango, to make the slam in tennis, and to open
herself to the greatest gift of all, self love. Latterly, she struggled hard
to right her ship and centre herself in calm waters, and strove for the
peace that comes to some, but forever eludes others. She will be deeply
missed. Dominique came from love now her soul is free to return to
unconditional love. Funeral service and Church reception to be held Tuesday,
October 4 at 2:30 p.m. at Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd
Avenue, Vancouver, with a gathering at the Family home to follow. For those
who wish to sign an online book of condolences, please go to `Obituaries' at . In lieu of flowers please make donations to the
Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Kearney Funeral Home: 604-736-0268
Vancouver Island

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