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From: Dennice Goudie <>
Subject: Vancouver Sun & The Province July 20, 2006
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 20:46:31 -0700

Vancouver Sun & The Province July 20, 2006
With thanks to JB

ACKERT _ Herbert Don passed away July 16, 2006 at the Royal Columbian
Hospital at the age of 73. Predeceased by his wife Isabelle (Bobbi).
Survived by his brothers Joel (June) and Ken, sister Theresa Ackert-Smith,
sons Don (Cathy), Mike (Heather) and John, grandchildren Connor, Zachary,
Nikki, Nolan and Kelsey and many other family and friends. The family would
like to thank the staff at ERH, RCH and The Fraser Health Authority for
their care. Special thanks to Mary Ann Sephton for her dedicated care and
friendship over the past several years. Don worked for CP Telecommunications
for 38 plus years also being involved in various union management
capacities, was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus and achieved
38 years of sobriety with AA. His volunteer time was spent working with many
levels of hockey in British Columbia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
held Monday July 24th at 11:00am from Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic
Church, 3141 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the Heart and Stroke Association of BC or the Canadian
Diabetes Association.
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/20/2006.

BALLANTYNE _ Robert Joseph (Bob) March 21, 1931- July 16, 2006 After a
lengthy battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Bob passed away
peacefully and with dignity, his family by his side. Bob will be missed by
all his loved ones, friends, and by all the staff at the Heritage Village
Care Facility. Bob was born in Vancouver, raised in New Westminster, resided
in Coquitlam for many years and retired to Chilliwack in 1996 to be near the
Harrison Lake cottage. He was predeceased by his only infant child, Robert
James, in 1975, and parents Dorthea and Wyndel Ballantyne of New
Westminster. He will be deeply missed by his wife Val, stepson Brad Grone
(Kim) and his adored granddaughter Kennedy and grandson Aidan. Bob leaves
his sister Judy Kukucha of New Westminster, her sons Chris and Steve, and
his much loved Uncle, Bill Swarbrick of California. Bob began his career
working for the City of New Westminster, moving on to the umbrella of GT&E
(General Telephone & Electronics) companies, specializing in Video, Voice &
Data communications. He was employed by Canadian Telephone & Supplies,
Lenkurt Electric Co. of Canada, which later became Microtel. He retired in
1989 after thirty-three years of service. Bob traveled extensively on behalf
of the company and was considered the company's pioneer in Saudi Arabia
where he lived for a number of years with his family. His main love in life
was the cottage on Harrison Lake which he, Val, Brad and family members
worked on and enjoyed for 30 years, and his black Lab, Samantha. He was an
avid fan of audio systems, never throwing anything out, but purchasing
state-of-the art equipment (the more knobs the better) regularly, we think
this was to compensate for his tone deafness. Many a time Bob would join
into the fray and give his own off-key rendition of "Bobby Magee", guitar in
hand (which he played badly). Bob has suffered greatly for the past several
years from this very rare and debilitating disease and hopefully he is
enjoying a reunion with his dog Sam. A special thanks for the support of son
Brad, Bob & Karin Gervan of Harrison Lake who were always there for him and
Val, the wonderful, caring neighbors of Maple Hills Estates, the Wednesday
night bridge group, the PROBUS members of Chilliwack, Val's sisters Donna
Greenwood and Doreen Marcoux, Doctor Mark Mackenzie, Neurologist Dr.
Constantino of Abbotsford, Physiotherapist Lawrence Wong and the Parkinson's
Support Group of Chilliwack. The compassionate and caring staff at The
Waverley, Eden and Heritage Village Care homes assures one that angels do
indeed exist. Bob has requested that no service or memorial be held.
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/20/2006.

BARROWCLOUGH _ Nancy Joy passed away Friday, July 14, 2006 at the age of 33.
She is survived by her daughter Althea, her parents, brother, relatives and
friends. A celebration of Nancy's life will be held on Friday, July 21,
10:00 am, Immaculate Conception Church, 8842 - 119 St, Delta, BC followed by
lunch. Interment at Gardens of Gethsemani Cemetery.
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

VERONIKA BROWN October 19, 1949 _ July 20, 2002 There is a link death cannot
sever. Love and remembrance last forever. _ Husband Tom, mother Janina,
Fiona & Joanna
Province on 7/20/2006.

CAMPBELL _ Valerie Gaye (nee Peterson) - Val passed away in Vancouver, on
July 3, 2006 in her 55th year. Born May 1, 1951 at Trail, B. C., Val was
predeceased by her loving parents, Cammie Peterson, in November 2002 and
Norman (Pete) Peterson, in February 2005. She is survived by her brothers,
Russell and Dennis (Hanni), nieces and nephews, Krista, Matthew, Michael,
Erik and Kevin, grandnieces, Savannah and Shelby and by her Aunt Muriel and
Uncle Victor and many cousins and very special friends, all of whom she
loved dearly. Val will be missed. Val will be interred in the family
gravesite in the Nelson Cemetery, together with her mother, Cammie and
father Pete, later this summer.
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

MARIAN DEGLAN 1956 - 2005 In LOVING MEMORY You are in our hearts and
thoughts forever. _ Love and miss you, Mom, Rob, Debbie and Marty
Province on 7/20/2006.

DOHERTY _ Violet Jane - Age 73 years. She was born in Regina, SK on February
26, 1933 and passed away quickly and peacefully in the presence of her
family in Langley on July 18, 2006. Predeceased by husband Wilfred (Bud) and
brother Ralph Chorpita. Survived by her children Mike Doherty of Campbell
River, Richard Doherty (Cher) of Yellowknife, Norm Doherty (Sonjia) of
Langley, and Marta Doherty of Edmonton; grandchildren Tanya, Neil, Daniel,
Jody, Brad, Jessica and Jenika; three great-grandchildren; sisters Betty
Stokes, Rosemary (Norm) Fairfoull, Carol (Gord) Fairfoull and Ken Chorpita;
sister-in-law Betty-Anne Chorpita; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she
loved dearly. Violet had a heart of gold and she will be missed greatly by
all that knew her. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday,
July 22, 2006 at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28th Avenue,
Surrey. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. "I
CAN SMELL THE FLOWERS" Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
Province on 7/20/2006.

ELLIOTT _ Michael Spencer passed away peacefully on July 17, 2006 at the age
of 52 years. Survived by his loving family; wife Laura; daughter Elizabeth;
son John; his parents George and Margaret, his brother Peter and sisters
Mary, Hilda and Catherine. Prayers will held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20
at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2465 Crown Street where Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 21.
Father Paul Curtin celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Elliott Children's Trust Fund at any branch of The Bank of Montreal to
Account # 07580-001-8407-670. Kearney Funeral Services (604) 736-0268
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/20/2006.

EMBERLEY _ Dennis Walter, North Vancouver - born Dieter Werner Eger died
July 15, 2006 after a short illness. Born November 11, 1925, in Frankfurt,
Germany, Dennis Emberley served with the British and Canadian Army, and was
honoured with awards including the Member of the British Empire and the
Officer of the Order of Military Merit. His career included NATO duties in
Egypt and Germany where he served with great distinction. Dennis was a
committed husband and father, a deep religious believer, and a defender of
conservative principles. He enjoyed a liberality of spirit, which made him
much cherished. Surviving are his wife Ursula Emberley, and his sons Peter
Emberley of Ottawa and Philip Emberley and wife Caroline of Victoria. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 21st at 2:30 pm at St.
Stephen's Catholic Church on Mountain Highway in North Vancouver. If
desired, donations for much needed research into Parkinson's Disease would
be greatly appreciated. We recommend Dennis' spirit into the hands of the
Lord, the shepherd who will lead him beside quiet waters and restore his
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

FISHER _ Theophil (Ted) October 10th, 1923 - July 20th, 2003 All our love,
your daughters Theo (Peter), Donna (George), son Terry and grandson Mark.
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/20/2006.

FOTH _ Monica E., age 51, passed on July 15, 2006 in Victoria, BC. Monica
was a loving soul with a kind and caring spirit. Her warm heart and bright
smile will be sincerely missed by the many that she touched. Monica will be
forever remembered by her son Jeff and daughter Tanya Hazzard; brothers
Edgar, Robert and Richard Foth; mother Martha and stepfather Ian Whitaker;
and boyfriend Doug Dyer. Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church,
5950 - 179th Street, Surrey at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2006. To honour
Monica's life the family wishes that in lieu of flowers donations will be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Those that are left behind feel
eternally blessed for having known Monica. Victory Memorial Park Funeral
Centre 604-536-6522
Province on 7/20/2006.

FRENCH _ DONALD EDWARD SR. 1922 - 2006 Don passed away peacefully in his
sleep Saturday, July 15, 2006 at the age of 84. Survived by his first wife
Marilyn and his loving children, son Dr. Don French Jr. (Katharine) of
Sechelt, BC and daughters Carol French-Jay (Greg) of Kihel, Maui and Polly
French Williamson (Greg) of Whistler, BC. Greatly missed by his
granddaughters Amber and Talhia French. Survived also by his loving sister
Margie Simmons of Portland, Oregon and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased
by his second wife Dorothy (Taylor) and stepson Neal, he is survived by
stepchildren Day, Susan, Nancy, Sam and their families. Don was raised in
Portland, Oregon where he and his family were instrumental in developing
skiing at Mt. Hood in the 1930's. He later served in the 10th Mountain
Division in Europe in WWII. Don and his young family moved to North
Vancouver, BC in 1954. He established Pacific Industrial Supplies on Clark
Dr. and as a fair and honest businessman operated this company for many
years. A long time member of Capilano Golf and Country Club, Don was an avid
golfer playing three times a week until age 83. In 1980 he fulfilled a long
standing dream and acquired a 28 ft cabin cruiser. He and Dorothy spent many
years cruising the BC coast with Dorothy painting coastal scenes and Don
enjoying his new hobby sculpting soapstone. At the age of 65, Don rekindled
his love for the mountains and began skiing again. He enjoyed skiing at
Whistler with his children and grandchildren for the next 10 years. His
legacy is his children's and grandchildren's everlasting passion for skiing
and being in the mountains. Please join us in a celebration of his life,
Monday July 31, 2006, 1:00 p.m. at Capilano Golf Club, 420 Southborough Dr.,
West Vancouver, BC.
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

HARRIS _ Myron Daniel, born April 25, 1953, passed away peacefully July 17,
2006. He will be very sadly missed by family and friends. Myron always
showed a kind and generous spirit. He will be lovingly missed by son Jason,
daughter Angela, parents Lester and Frieda, brothers Jeff and Tracey,
sisters, Val, Brenda and Tammy.
Province on 7/20/2006.

LATIMER _ Fay December 24, 1927 - July 16, 2006 Our lives will go on without
you But nothing will be the same We have to hide our heartache When someone
speaks your name Sad are our hearts that love you Silent the tears fall
Living our lives without you Will be the hardest part of all The special
years will not return When we were all together But the love within our
hearts You will walk with us forever. Fay passed away of cancer quietly in
her sleep on the evening of July 16, 2006. She will be missed greatly by her
sisters, Elsie Sheridan, Audry Robertson, Gladys McInnes and her brother Ned
Petrie, her son Randy Latimer, Donna Latimer and grandchildren Tyler, Codey
and Kimberly Latimer. A memorial luncheon will be held Sunday, July 23, 2006
at 1:00 p.m at 9080 - 198th St., Langley in the hall.
Province on 7/20/2006.

LEONARD _ Louise Mary (nee Gogol) passed away peacefully at home on Friday,
July 14, 2006 at the age of 55 years. Survived by her loving husband Tony,
mother Ann Gogol, sister Leona Maruschuk (John), brothers, Vincent Gogol
(Diana), Wesley Gogol (Liz), nieces, Shelly Mazur, Kathy Joseph, Karen
Lasuik, Margie Gogol, Cindy Gogol and nephew Andy Gogol, many relatives and
friends. A memorial service to be held in the chapel of Richmond Funeral
Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond on Monday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency.
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/20/2006.

MacLEAN _ Grace Amelia. Born January 4th, 1922 passed away peacefully July
14th, 2006. Survived by her brother Gordon; niece Mary Sharon; friends Ann,
Barbara and Sarah Blane and others. Special thanks to Dr. W. Rife and the
associated doctors and staff on Ward 3D at Burnaby General Hospital. No
service by request.
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

MADDIGAN _ Michael Eugene It is with deep sadness that we announce the
passing of Michael Eugene after a battle with cancer. Mike was born July 8,
1936 in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. He spent his early years working in the
mines in Northern Saskatchewan and then settled in Regina. He later moved to
Lloydminster and North Battleford. In 1970 we moved to Prince George where
he was active in the Homebuilders Association and minor sports. We moved to
North Vancouver in 1985 where he became active in promoting public companies
in the Vancouver Stock Exchange. Mike lived life, he was a hard working,
proud man who truly loved his family. He is survived by his wife of 45
years, Marjorie; sons, Timothy (Roberta), Bob (Lori); daughter, Kerry
(Jason) and grandchildren, Olivia and Quinn. A Prayer Service will be held
on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725
Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Friday,
July 21, 2006, also at Holy Trinity. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canuck
Place would be gratefully appreciated. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

PAQUETTE _ Ernest Roland, age 66 years of Burnaby passed away July 19, 2006.
Ernest was predeceased by his sister Doris Simard and brothers Theodore,
Fred and Albert. He is survived by his loving wife Betty; daughter Lori
(Ron) Posehn; grandchildren Christine, David and Michael; sisters Doreen
Foley and Dianne Brown and sisters-in-law Gerri Layman and Diane Buick.
Prayers will be offered at 7:00pm on Friday, July 21, 2006 in the Chapel of
Burnaby Funeral Directors, 4276 Hastings St., Burnaby. Funeral Mass will be
celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at St. Helen's Church, 3860
Triumph St., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation
of Canada, B.C. Branch would be appreciated.
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

PARRY _ Judy (nee Ruddell), born October 13, 1940 in Vancouver, passed away
in Vancouver July 16, 2006. Judy was predeceased by her husband Bill (2002)
and is survived by her sons Chris (Miya) and Michael and her beloved
grandchildren Mina and Shingo. She is also survived by her mother Dorothy
Ruddell, sister Pat Logan (Ray Jensen) and brother Larry Ruddell and
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Judy attended Kerrisdale Elementary,
Lord Byng and UBC. She worked for many years as the Food Editor for the
Vancouver Sun (Edith Adams Cottage). She and Bill moved to California, then
Florida and Georgia, before returning to Vancouver in 1999. Special thanks
to the staff at the St. James Hospice for their kindness and compassion. No
service by request. Donations to the BC Cancer Foundation or the St. James
Hospice would be appreciated. First Memorial Funeral Services
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/20/2006.

GARLENE ROSE PICKETT - July 20, 2004 O happy hours we once enjoyed, How
sweet their memory still But death has left a loneliness The world can never
fill. _Lovingly missed Dyann and Mike
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

RONQUIST _ Roy, born December 7, 1908, passed away quietly July 16, 2006.
Roy was born in Belfield, North Dakota and moved to Vancouver with his
family at a young age. His kindness, sense of humor and love of life will be
sorely be missed. Predeceased by his wife Hilda and wife Betty, his parents
Hermina and Per Olof Ronquist and eleven brothers and sisters. Roy leaves to
mourn, his son Warren Ronquist (Kay), Grandson Doug Ronquist (Lori), Gord
Dahlen (Dini), Granddaughters Lynn Walters, Lena Marie Prier (Murray),
Kathy-Ann Baras (Ted) and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will
be held at Vancouver Memorial Services, 5505 Fraser Street, Vancouver at 3pm
Thursday July 20, 2006. No flowers by request.
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

SEE _ Ah (Sim-Moo) passed away on May 31, Johannesburg RSA. Her love, warmth
and charity touched many. Foster son Seu-Lau, Felicity, Timothy, Mark and
Gregory Fok invite friends to celebrate her life on July 23 from 1:00 p.m.,
Prayer Chapel Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Dr., corner of Wesbrook Mall UBC.
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

SHEWCHUK _ Sybil Beatrice passed away July 18, 2006 at Royal Columbian
Hospital. Mom was born in 1923 in Elgin, Manitoba and moved to BC soon
after. She grew up in Victoria and Vancouver. Sybil is predeceased by her
husband Morris in 1997. Mom will be sadly missed by Jim Shewchuk, Jan and
Gord Wait and grandchildren Leah, Michael and Jason, as well as her many
friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 pm, Thursday, July 20th at
Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers a
donation to BC Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/20/2006.

WEBSTER _ G. Stephen, 93, passed away peacefully July 17, 2006, at home in
Horseshoe Bay with his family around him. Steve will be lovingly remembered
by Betty, his beloved wife of 66 years, their sons, Barrie (Phyllis) of
Winnipeg, and Peter (Sandra) of Ottawa, and daughter, Sylvia (Ed) Fockler of
West Vancouver; and grandchildren, Behan (Cheryl-Ann) of Ottawa, and Glenys
(Paul Luchkow) of Vancouver; Gordon and Michael, both of New York, and many
friends. He was manager of the Blue Buses during the early-to-mid-1940s and
was responsible for the bus system remaining a West Vancouver entity. He was
in transportation and off-shore sales with B.C Tree Fruits Ltd., in Kelowna
for 19 years, and then had his own import-export business in West Vancouver
until his retirement at the age of 72 early in 1986. He was a music lover
all his life, and played the flute and later the recorder, and was a member
of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra in its early years. A private
celebration of his life will be held by his family and friends this weekend.
Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

WEISGERBER _ Lawrence (Larry) Joseph It is with heavy hearts that we
announce the peaceful passing of Larry on July 17, 2006. He will be greatly
missed by his wife Mary, father Frank, grandmother Rose, brother Glen,
sisters Diane, Denise, June and their families. Also sharing this loss are
numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Larry was predeceased by his
mother Marie and brothers Kenneth, Dale and Brian. Born May 28, 1958 in
Edmonton, Larry came in to the world a fighter. He was diagnosed with Cystic
Fibrosis at a young age and was the world's first person with CF to have a
successful double lung transplant in 1988. He also received a kidney
transplant in 1998. Larry faced his numerous health challenges with strength
and courage. It was his incredible strong will and love of life that enabled
him to defy all of the odds and statistics placed in front of him. Larry
truly exemplified what it means to live your life's journey with passion,
faith and love. There are no words to adequately thank all of the caring
staff and friends of St. Paul's ICU. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July
22 at 11:00am at Holy Trinity Church, 2725 Lonsdale, North Vancouver.
Interment to take place in Edmonton at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation in Larry's name would be
greatly appreciated.
Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/20/2006.

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