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Subject: Mid, Western, Northern Vancouver Island Newspaper; February 12-14, 2006
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 22:51:25 -0800


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CLASSIFIEDS - VANCOUVER ISLAND NEWSPAPER GROUP
Deaths Notices
Sunday, February 12, 2006 - Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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ATCHISONG. (Bert) born May 9th, 1920 in Vancouver, BC, passed away
peacefully on February 9th, 2006 in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Survived by his loving wife Mona and sons David (Marilyn) and Donald, 4
grandchildren Cheryl (Quincy), Drew, Krysten (David) and Derek. Predeceased
by his sister Peggy, Bert is also survived by his brothers Earl (Vera) and
Harold along with many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to
a celebration of Bert's life to be held Tuesday, February 14th 1:30 pm
3:30pm in the Royal Canadian Legion, 2227 Lantzville Road. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences
may be offered at www.ebituaries.ca Sands ~ Nanaimo 34355
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/14/06)
Elaine Florence Winnifred BLAD 1923 2006 A resident of the Extended Care
Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February
9th, 2006, aged 82. She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her son
Bob (Karen), daughter Donna Guy, son Gordon (Carol); grandchildren Justin
(Cindy) Guy, Jacki (Scott) Smith; great-grandchildren Brendan, Kiara, and
Douglas; sister Audrey (Hume); brother David (Vivian) as well as her nieces
and nephews. Elaine was predeceased by her brother Ralph, sister Alice and
son-in-law Roger Guy. A gathering of family and friends in celebration of
her life will take place on Friday, February 17th, 2 p.m. at the home of her
daughter Donna, 2231 Sea Lion Way, Courtenay. Arrangements entrusted to
COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM, 1101 RYAN ROAD. For those wishing,
donations in Elaine' memory to the Lupus Society Foundation would be
appreciated. 34465
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/14/06)
Kenneth Albert "Ken" CHESTER November 4, 1927 February 10, 2006 Of Comox
passed away on Friday, February 10, 2006 at St. Joseph's General Hospital.
He was predeceased by his mother Doris Chester of Abbotsford. He is survived
by his wife Pat Chester and father Bert Chester (Nancy); son Donald (Dawn)
of Pontypool, ON; daughters Kimberly (Don), Luyten, Comox, Sandra (Bill)
Wassbauer, Qualicum Beach; grandchildren: Jason (Angie), Caitlin, Olivia,
Trevor, Mallory, Garrett, Nicholas, Cameron and Kaley; and great-grandchild
Brooke as well as many nieces and nephews on his wife's side. Ken served for
6 years in the Canadian Air Force. He was a radio officer in the air crew on
Lancasters and Neptunes for 5 years. During his 23 years in the Canadian
Army he worked as a radio officer for Canadian Signals Corp. He was a member
of the Comox Legion, Branch 160, Comox, B.C. In his retirement, Ken worked
as a cook at Casa Loma for 7 years and also delivered newspapers and worked
as a gas attendant. Ken belonged to many model airplane clubs and built
countless models through the years. Hunting and fishing were also favourite
hobbies. Ken was proud of the accomplishments of his wife and family. He
very much enjoyed his military years and being with the "guys". He was
always very "stoic" and really showed that side of him in his fight with
cancer. He just kept on going and never complained. A Celebration of Ken's
life will be held on Friday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. from Branch 160 Comox
Legion. Arrangements entrusted to COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM,
1101 RYAN ROAD. No flowers please. However, should friends wish, donations
in Ken's memory to the Cancer Society, 102-1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, BC
V9N 2K6 or Charity of your choice. Special thanks to members of the Comox
Legion for treating him kindly especially the bartenders in the Comox Legion
and the Edgewater Pub. He appreciated your treatment of him. Special thanks
also to Dr. Potter-Cogan and the Emergency Staff of St. Joseph's Hospital,
the doctors and staff of the Day Care Ward, the Cancer Agency and Cancer
Lodge. 34532
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/14/06)
Mary ELIAS 1923 2006 Suddenly and peacefully Mary passed away in St.
Joseph's General Hospital on February 8, 2006 with her daughter Marcia at
her side. She was born in Winnipeg but spent the last six years in the
beautiful, warm Comox Valley with her daughter. She will be missed by her
many neighbourhood and church friends. A service will be held in Winnipeg
where she will be buried next to her husband John. special thanks to Dr.
Millar and Dr. Gornall and for the home support received, especially Sandi
and Joan. Donations maybe e made to St. Jospeh's General Hospital
Foundation/Palliative Care Fund. 34296
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/14/06)
GOTT, Janet Maxine (nee Holler) Was born on May 26, 1924 in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan to Ross and Minetta Holler. She and her twin sister Margaret
and older brother Don travelled by horse and buggy to school in Gunworth,
Saskatchewan. The family moved to Saskatoon where all of the children
completed their high schooling, including little sister Joan. With the start
of the war the three older children answered the call to help Canada in the
war effort. Don went to the Airforce, Margaret to the Army and Maxine to
Fort William to work in the production of Kurtis Helldrivers for the US
Navy. It was there that Maxine met Bill her husband (the poor guy didn't
have a chance). They were married June 6, 1945 and they lived in Port Arthur
for one year before moving to Calgary. They were blessed first with the
birth of their son Gregory and then their daughter Judith. In 1967 when both
of the children had finished high school, Bill and Maxine moved to Nanaimo,
BC. Eventually, both Greg and Judy relocated to the island to raise their
own families. Maxine will be dearly missed by her husband of sixty years,
Bill; her son: Gregory and daughter-in-law, Lynn; daughter: Judy and
son-in-law, Gary Fletcher; the three grandchildren: Wade (Julie) Gott,
Prince George, Jason (Rika) Fletcher, Ladysmith and Lisa Fletcher Logan
(Craig Logan), Tsawwassen: and the 4 great grandchildren: Travis and Kalvin
Fletcher, and Grace and Cale Gott. Maxine was a prairie girl through and
through, any time they drove east she insisted Bill stop the car before
reaching Calgary so she could stretch her eyeballs and pick some wild
flowers. Her favourites were Buffalo Beans, Clover and Crocuses. After
living on Vancouver Island for a few years Maxine grew to love the coast and
switched to collecting rocks and sea shells instead of wild prairie flowers.
She tried out her hand at a variety of hobbies from water colour painting,
ceramics and sewing to include a quilt for each of her grandchildren. Bill
and Maxine made a point of going camping with their young family and
throughout their retirement years. Maxine loved sharing the great outdoors
with family and pets. Janet Maxine Gott born May 26, 1924 passed away with
her family at her side, February 10, 2006 at the Palliative Care Unit of the
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Bill wishes to extend thanks to their
many friends and family who have made Maxine's path easy and more joyous by
their care and compassion. Thanks is also extended to the wonderful people
of the Palliative Care Unit and the Hospice Society of Nanaimo for their
skill and compassion. A special thank you goes to Dr. Hepburn, Dr. Wong and
Dr. Samphire for their kindness and compassionate care. A Service will be
held at Trinity United Church, 6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo, BC on Wednesday,
February 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. (Reception to follow). In lieu of flowers
donations to the Cancer Society of BC or Trinity United Church would be
gratefully appreciated. First Memorial Funeral Services 754-8333 34444
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/14/06)
Edna Annie MONKLEY Passed away on Feb. 8, 2006 just short of her
eighty-sixth birthday. The family is sincerely grateful for the exceptional
care received by Home Care, Glacier View and St. Joseph's Hospital Staff. In
addition our special thanks to Dr. Law for his compassion and patience
during the last few months. There will be no formal service and flowers are
gratefully declined. Donations in her name to the local SPCA would be
appreciated. 34298
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/14/06)
Frederick Murray PATTERSON 1944 2006 Fred was born September 21, 1944 in
Vancouver, BC and passed away suddenly on February 5th, 2006 in Comox, B.C.
He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Effie and will be fondly
remembered by his 4 children: Dean (Chris), Brooks (Tina), Richard (Jan) and
Dairne; 5 grandchildren; Liam, Amber, Claire, Joey and Hunter. Fred was
raised in Woss Lake, BC and spent most of his adult life in the Comox Valley
working as a C.G.A., semi-retiring in 2005. He was an avid sports fan and
was always quick with a joke. Fred touched the many lives he came in contact
with and he will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations made to
the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A Service to Celebrate
Fred's life will be held on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the
Chapel of Piercy's Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Ave., Courtenay,
Fred Massey officiating and a reception to follow in the Glacier Tea Room.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Piercy's Mt. Washington Funeral Home and
Crematorium. 34361
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/14/06)
Mary Rose 'Ema' ROSIN Aug. 17, 1922 to Feb. 09, 2006 Surrounded by the love
of her family, Ema passed away peacefully after a valiant struggle with
emphysema. She was predeceased by her husband Tony Rosin, her parents her
sisters Cecille and Rena and her long time friend Fred Lecorre. Ema leaves
her family: Sherry and Ed Everett (Courtenay), Jean Walker (Fort
Saskatchewan, Ab), Pat Rosin and Bev Hamer (Victoria), Bruce Rosin and
Shirley Watkins (Campbell River), Rob Rosin (Fort Saskatchewan, Ab), her
sisters Armande and Alice (Victoria), 5 grandchildren, 9
great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many very special
friends. The family is forever grateful for the loving care given our mother
during the last years of her life, Comox Valley Home Care, Senior Peer
Counselling, Hospice and especially the wonderful staff of ECU Eagleview.
She requested no funeral and those wishing to honour her memory may donate
to her favourite charity YANA, Box 3159, Courtenay, BC, V9N 5N4 or a charity
of their choice. 34457
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/13/06)
MACDONALD: Baby Marshall Alfred Johannas, passed away suddenly in Port
Alberni B.C., on February 7, 2006, born at Port Alberni B.C., December 30,
2005. Survived by his loving parents; Kevin and Jody, maternal grandparents;
Opa Ross and Oma Diana Giesbrecht, paternal parents; grandpa Leroy and
grandma Elaine MacDonald, great-grand parents; Alfred and Clara Bigmore and
grandpa Harold MacDonald, predeceased by great grandma Audrey MacDonald.
Also survived by auntie Stacy and uncle Kevin Giesbrecht, uncle Terry and
auntie Kelly MacDonald. Also numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral
service will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 1:00pm in Lighthouse
Apostolic Church, 4890 Locke Rd. Port Alberni B.C., Pastor Ron Nickels
officiating, followed by Interment in the Alberni Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements confidently assigned to: TELFORD'S MID-ISLAND MEMORIAL SERVICES
1-866-503-5553 34232
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/13/06)
ROUNIS, George Gregory Suddenly in Ladysmith, BC on February 10, 2006, born
in Stolos, Greece November 28, 1953. George was a well known restaurateur in
the Nanaimo & Ladysmith area. Predeceased by his parents: Grigorios and
Maria Mapkoe Ronis. Survived by his loving wife: Maria; son: Greg;
daughters: Eleni and Voula; brothers: Ted, Chris and Tassos. Prayers Sunday
February 12, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 4th Avenue
Ladysmith, BC. Funeral in the Greek Rite, Monday February 13, 2006 at 1:00
p.m. in St. Mary's Church followed by interment in Ladysmith Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association would be
appreciated. Arrangements confidently assigned to: TELFORD'S MID-ISLAND
MEMORIAL SERVICES 751-2254 34290
Vancouver Island


Deaths (02/13/06)
STUPICH, David Daniel Born December 5, 1921 passed away Wednesday, February
8, 2006 at Dufferin Place after a lengthy illness. David grew up and spent
most of his life in the Nanaimo area. He served in the Airforce during World
War ll. He also served the community as a MLA and MP for many years He will
be missed by his family and friends. First Memorial Funeral Services
754-8333 34287
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/12/06)
Belcher, June Louise Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2006.
June is survived by her two children Dave and Tracie, two brothers Earl
(Pat) Bull and Ted (Peggy) Bull and many nieces and nephews. June was
predeceased by husband Allan Preston Belcher in 1992; and her parents John
and Martha Bull. June was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch #53 of Duncan, BC. She will be sadly missed by all
her friends and family but never forgotten for her humour, sincere nature,
and especially for being the best of Moms. As were Mom's wishes, there will
be no service. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the BC
Cancer Society, 100-394 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC V9L 3W4. 33814
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/12/06)
Castley, Kathleen Mary October 12, 1911 February 6, 2006 Kathleen was the
third of four daughters of early pioneer farm settlers, Thomas and Eliza
Castley of Tanser Crossing in the Cowichan Valley. She is survived by two
sisters, Doris McEwan of Duncan and Ethel Warwick of Nanaimo and predeceased
by her eldest sister Amy Murton of Victoria. Kathleen never married but
always took great interest in her nieces and nephews and many grandnieces
and nephews. She owned and operated Kathleen's Beauty Shop in downtown
Duncan for 40 years before retiring in 1984, which gave her more time to
pursue her favourite pastimes of reading, walking, seeing wild birds and
finding wild flowers. She knew just where to find the unusual chocolate
coloured wild Easter lilies in this area. She loved to travel and toured
Britain several times to visit friends and look up the Castley family. Her
success in the early 1960's has traced the Castley family back to 1559 and
brought about the closer reunion of both the English and Canadian Castleys.
Through her efforts, the Cowichan Valley Castleys donated a stained glass
memorial window to St. Michael's Anglican Church in Shap, in Cumbria,
England. The church is near the Castley family home, "The Thorn", in
Rosgill, and is still owned by the English branch of the family. Kathleen
found comfort in St. John's Anglican Church in Duncan as a member of the
Anglican Church Womens Group and she also sang in the church choir for many
years. The family thanks Dr. Stephen Faulkner and the staff and
professionals at Cerwydden for all their care and compassion during her
stay. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 486
Jubilee Street, Duncan, BC on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 1:00 p.m.
Reverend Glyn Easson officiating. Condolences may be offered at
www.sands-funeral.com 34093
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/12/06)
Dougan, Frederick James Frederick James Dougan grandson of pioneer James
Dougan from the 1860's passed away peacefully at Cowichan Lodge December 12,
2005. Born on March 25, 1912 in Cobble Hill. A small Service will be held
for family and friends on Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 1:00pm at the
Dougan Family Cemetery on Cowichan Bay Road with A Celebration of Life to
follow at 2:00pm at St. John's Anglican Church Hall, Cobble Hill Road,
Cobble Hill FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Duncan, B.C. (250) 748-2134
34048
Vancouver Island
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Deaths (02/12/06)
FINK, Beryle J. Passed away at Cowichan Lodge on February 3, 2006. Beryle
was born in Handel, Saskatchewan on November 19, 1919. Predeceased by her
husband Albert in 1999. She is survived by her children Peggy Theirauf
(Herbert) and Stewart Murray, five grandchildren and two great grandsons.
She was actively involved in the community as a volunteer with the Canadian
Cancer Society, a member of the Cowichan Stamp Club, Income Tax Volunteer,
Jr. Auxillary at Cowichan District Hospital, OAP, Long-time Legion member,
and CWAC Army 1941-1944. She was also the Returning Officer for
CowichanMalahat and taught crochet and knitting at night school for many
years. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Vancouver Children's
Hospital would be appreciated by the family. No service by request. FIRST
MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES Duncan, B.C. (250) 748-2134 34003
Vancouver Island




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