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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; January 02, 2008
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 23:16:42 -0700


Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; Wednesday, January 02, 2008
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 1/2/2008
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AIKEN Ethel Lenore October 2, 1912 - December 23, 2007 Lenore passed away
peacefully at the Royal Arch Masonic Home, Vancouver B.C. She was
predeceased by her husband Richard Lindsley and two sons, Harvey and Garry.
Lenore will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Marjorie, sons Douglas
and Patrick, daughters-in-law Heather and Wendy, many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Born in Stoughton Saskatchewan, Lenore was one of eight
children. She was proud to be a "Prairie Girl" and always a Roughrider fan
to the end. Having spent over sixty years living in the West End, Stanley
Park also held a special place in her heart. Lenore was a vibrant, positive
thinking person who loved life. A celebration of her life will be held at
2:00 p.m. on January 2, 2008 at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 12953 20th
Avenue, South Surrey.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/31/2007 -
1/2/2008.


AIRD Hugh Cameron B.A., LL.B. - Cam was born June 21, 1929 in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan passed away December 25, 2007 in Nanaimo, B.C. Predeceased by
his parents Hugh Aird and Anne Elizabeth Roblin Aird. Survived by his wife
Esme M. Aird, son David Aired of Burlington, Ontario. Esme's daughters Tania
(Jack) Anderson, of Calgary, Alberta, Marsha (Colin) McGruer of Saanich,
B.C. Christine (Rob) Heemskerk of Calgary, Alberta. Grandchildren Luke,
John, Sarah, Jordan and Kyle and many cousins across Canada and U.S.A. Last
but not least, his favourite Aunt E. Alfrieda MacLean (102 yrs) of Victoria,
B.C. Attended St. George's School in Vancouver, B.C. and U.B.C. in
Vancouver, B.C. for his Law Degree. Law Practice -. Beaubier & Aird,
Vancouver. B.C. Guaranty Trust - Asst. V.P., Corporate Services, Toronto,
Ontario The Wyatt Company - Manager Calgary, Alberta The Wyatt Company -
Consultant, Vancouver, B.C. He enjoyed many wonderful years on Protection
Island, only moving to Nanaimo when bad health threatened. Cam enjoyed many
active years in the Masonic Order in Calgary Alberta, (Bow River #1) in
Vancouver/ Richmond B.C.. (Centennial / King George #171) and Nanaimo B.C.,
(Nanaimo Lodge #110) and Scottish Rite (Colville Lodge of Perfection). Cam
dedicated endless hours as a driver, dispatcher and finally Vancouver Island
Co-ordinator for the Freemasons' Cancer Car Program. A date for a memorial
and Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, a donation would be appreciated to The Masonic Community Charities
Fund, Cancer Car Program, c/o 3589 Country Club Drive, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T
1T8.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


ATKINSON Kathleen Isobel "Kat" born October 09, 1966 and died at her
residence on December 19, 2007. Kat will be sadly missed by her family and
friends. A small memorial service will be held Friday, January 4, 2008 at
2:00 pm at Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel, 219 6th St., New Westminster.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/29/2007 -
1/2/2008.


BAILEY Helen passed away peacefully in Delta on December 30, 2007 at the age
of 86 years. She is predeceased by her husband Norman, and will be sadly
missed by her loving family; Ross (Kelly), Suzanne (Zvonko), Glenn (Marnie),
grandchildren Kristy and Rodney, sisters Olive and Minnie, nieces, nephews
and many friends. A Memorial service will be held on Friday January 4, 2008
at 2:00 pm. at the Arbor Centre, Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 -72 Avenue,
Surrey, B,C. Donations in Helen's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


BARON QUARLES de QUARLES Arthur Louis Theodore Born in Indonesia on July 8th
1937, Art passed away at home on December 26th 2007. Art is survived and
will be missed by Hilda his wife of 44 years, son Arthur, daughter-in-law
Ruth, grandchildren Evan (aged seven) and Brooke (aged nine months), sisters
and cousins in Holland, and many friends in the Lower Mainland. A
Celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. January 3rd, 2008 at the
Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Burnaby. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the SPCA in Art's name.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/31/2007 -
1/2/2008.


BATH Bert On December 27, 2007, Bert Bath, passed away from pancreatic
cancer. He was diagnosed December 7, 2007. He was surrounded by his family
and friends the last few weeks of his life; he was surrounded by love. Bert
is survived by his wife Helen, his son, Cale (Terri), daughter Cori (J.P.),
his step-children, Lisa (Everett), Rod (Shelly). Bert has two beautiful
granddaughters, Taya and Gabrielle. He was also known as "papaÃ" to Tyler,
Devan, Bronwen, Aislinn, Mirai and Rhys. A celebration of Bert's life will
be held on Saturday, January 5, 2008 between 11 am and 1 pm at Victory
Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers
and cards please make a donation in "Memory of Bert Bath" to the Canadian
Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


BELCHAM Joanne Passed away peacefully with family by her side on December
27, 2007 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her
loving husband Bob of 43 years; children Laurie (Daniel) Kuruisuva, Robert
(Julia) Belcham and Kerry (David) Lower, cherished grandchildren Eli Belcham
and Eva Kuruisuva, sister Pat Park, numerous nieces and nephews and many
dear friends. Joanne spent her life helping others not only through her work
with Social Services in Peace River and Edmonton and Senior Support Services
in Surrey but through volunteer work with Crisis Lines, Womens Shelters, the
homeless, the Lions Club in Edmonton and various sports teams that her
children were involved with. Known for her love of baking, Joanne never had
any empty cookie tins around the house and she put smiles on countless faces
with her sweet sensations. Joanne was the tie that bound the family together
and she will be sorely missed. A celebration of her life will be held on
Saturday, January 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Breakaway Bays
Recreation Centre, 1840-160 Street, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/31/2007 -
1/2/2008.


PURDY EUNICE CAMPBELL - (October 18, 1917 - December 23, 2007) suddenly,
from heart attack. Eunice was a resident of Penticton since 1997 and had
contributed much to local art and civic communities. She is survived by son
Dr. Alan (Joan) Campbell (born 1948) and John I. Campbell (born 1950) both
in Yellowknife NWT, daughter Ruth (born 1955 in Trail B.C.) and grand
daughters Christina and Kimberly Campbell and Allison Black. She was a
longtime practicing Christian. Memorial services will be held at St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 387 Martin St., Penticton on Friday, January
4, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial
donation be given to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 387 Martin St.,
Penticton, V2A 1T7, The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, 199 Marina Way,
Penticton, V2A 1H3 or the Neil Campbell Memorial Scholarship, University of
Alberta Development Office, External Relations, 6th Floor, General Services
Building, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H1 would be appreciated. Arrangements in
care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 250-493-4112.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


(Memoriam)
CAR John January 1, 2003 In our hearts and In our thoughts Missing you Love
Mary and our family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


COEN Neil Cameron October 20, 1922 - December 17, 2007 Neil passed away with
his wife and daughters by his side at Queen's Hospital in Honolulu Hawaii.
He had suffered for several years with kidney problems, but died
unexpectedly from a massive stroke. He was predeceased by his brothers
Dennis and Martin and granddaughter Laura Gardiner. Neil leaves behind his
loving wife of 62 years, Doreen (Dot). Son John Coen (Margaret) Australia,
daughters Margaret Gardiner (Ken), Keremeos and Mary Leona Oren, Abbotsford.
Grandchildren Jasmine Gardiner, Byron and Farida Oren, and Great
Granddaughter Andrea Aidoo. Neil was born and lived in Vancouver all his
life. He attended Gen. Brock School. He was a hard worker and honest person.
As a young man he became a machinist and worked at the Union Steam ships.
Then he became a 1st Class Steam Engineer and taught at the VVI (BCIT) for
27 years. He was a member of the Institute of Power Engineers for over 50
years. He was a strong advocate for safety in the work place, helping his
students succeed and getting the job done right. His strong personality
taught us all how to stand-up for what we believe in. Neil enjoyed his cabin
at Point Roberts, spending winters in Hawaii and his home in Vancouver. He
had many friends where ever he went. He was always fixing or making
something and often helped others by fixing anything from watches, engines,
plumbing or tree topping. He loved life and we will all miss him. We would
like to give special thanks to Dr. Eva Watowsky, Dr. Polycof and nurses at
Mount St. Joseph's Hospital in Vancouver and for the compassionate care he
was given at Queen's Hospital in Hawaii. There will be a Celebration of his
Life at a later date in the Spring'08.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/29/2007 -
1/2/2008.


Francois Albert Joseph Courchaine 1939-06-08 - 2007-12-22 Francois Albert
Joseph Courchaine, has gone to meet his Creator, wife Anne Harder, son Jean,
mother Rosina, father Charles, brothers Charles Hector, Arthur, Louis,
Victor and Gerald. Frank passed on peacefully Saturday, December 22, 2007,
after a short but valiant fight against cancer at a Vancouver area hospital.
He leaves to mourn: his son James , daughter Nancy (Mike) Del Bianco and
beloved grandchildren; brothers, Joseph (Laurie), Jim (Simone), Hector;
sisters, Terry (Ed) Laroche, Jeannine Lamy, Germaine Lapalme, Marguerite
(Peter) McLaren, Anne Marie Cauchon. Also countless nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews and close friends. Funeral service will take
place at the Sacred Heart Church at 10:00 am Saturday January 5th 2008 in
Ladner BC. Cremation will follow, with a family burial to occur at a later
date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


GEORGE FLOYD CRUICKSHANK (1928-2007) It is with great sadness the family
announces the death of George Cruickshank on December 27, 2007 at Vancouver
Hospital. George graduated from U.B.C Forestry ÃZclass of 1953ÃZ. He joined
Cooper-Widman in 1954 and in 1959 formed a wholesale lumber company for
Balfour-Guthrie. In 1967 he formed with his partner Len Mayes ÃZPacific
Overland TimberÃZ, which he operated until 1992. George was well known for
his love of sports and his passion for the lumber industry. He continued to
write for Industry Publications until he entered the hospital on November
13, 2007. Husband of Janet for 27 years, father of Greg (Chris), Michael,
Paul (Sandy), stepfather of Jeff, grandfather of David (Tara), Bradly,
Megan, Kelsey, Alan and Scotty. Close brother-in-law Laurence Jesty
(Vanessa), nephews Brian, Mark and John; sisters-in-law Catherine Kenney
(Allen), Helen Abbott (Robert); nieces Elizabeth (Joe) and Janet.The family
would like to thank Drs. Victoria Bernstein, Richard Cook, Julien Clement,
Anthony Salvian and the nurses of the Cardiac Care Unit, CSICU and Centenial
10A for their extraordinary care and support. A memorial reception will be
held at Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club on January 7, 2008 from
2pm - 4pm, 1630 West 15th Ave. Donations may be made to the charity of your
choice. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/2/2008 - 1/3/2008.


EARL Patrick Baird June 1st, 1955 - December 29th, 2007 With great sadness
our family announces the passing of our beloved son, father, brother and
uncle. Pat passed away peacefully in his sleep after battling a lengthy
illness. Survived by his mother Ronnie, son Shawn, daughter Cara, sisters
Linda, Chrissie, Kelly, brothers Mike and Tom, also many nieces, nephews and
many friends. Pat lived an adventurous life and in the end made peace with
God and his family. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 5th,
2:00 pm, Maple Ridge Community Church, 20450 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple
Ridge.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


EDEN Noreen (Nonie), born March 9, 1924, passed away peacefully on Monday,
December 24, 2007. Predeceased by her husband Archie, she is survived by her
daughters Linda (Jim) Neifert, Lois (Doug) Makela and grandchildren Chad
(Andi) and Carley (Kevin). A memorial service will be held on Saturday,
January 5, 2008 at 11:00a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion - 26607 Fraser
Highway, Aldergrove. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your
choice would be appreciated. PERSONAL ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL SEVICES
6040857-5779
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


FRANK Jean Medith Born July 3rd, 1921 and passed away peacefully December
20, 2007 in the Langley Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her sons Wayne
(Karen), Wilfred (Diane) and Sheldon (Eva); Grandchildren Randy (Tracy),
Ryan (Candy) and Emilie; Step Grandchildren Gregory, Roger and Spencer;
Great Grandchildren Kristen, Ashley, Gillian and Travis; sister Eileen and
brother Harvey of Manitoba as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She
was a long time resident of Aldergrove and serving member of the Royal
Canadian Legion (Branch 265) Ladies Auxiliary and the Royal Purple ( Past
Honoured Royal Lady). A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 4th at
12:00 Noon at the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 265), Fraser Highway,
Aldergrove, B.C. Legion is located just east of 264th Street on the north
side of Fraser Highway. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
B.C. Cancer Foundation or a charity of choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


(Memoriam)
Ben Frith December 31st, 2005 As we loved you, so we miss you In our memory
you are near. Loved, remembered, longed for always. Bringing many a silent
tear. Loving wife June, Rob, Linda, Steve and Gord
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/31/2007 -
1/2/2008.


(Memoriam)
In Memory of MYRTLE HAGGART August 12, 1914 - November 25, 1999 and THOMAS
HAGGART October 31, 1912 - March 19, 1980 Another New Year... Loving
memories never die As years roll on and days pass by In our hearts a memory
is kept Of the ones we love and will not forget From your family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


HALFORD Robert Joseph. Bob passed away on December 6th, 2007, at St. Paul's
Hospital, at the age of 98. Predeceased by his wife Ann, in 1986. Survived
by his daughter Sharon (Mike) and son Bobby, his sister Jean, many
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as many nephews and nieces. Bob
lived in Vancouver his entire life and will be missed by many. No service.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


IVERSEN Aage Dalsgaard died peacefully with his children at his side, on
December 28th 2007 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He
leaves behind his devoted wife of 50 years, Grethe and loving children,
Karin, John (Tammy), and Paul (Jacque). He also leaves behind 7
grandchildren, Kristopher, Brianna, Chelsea, Lisa, Joel, Jesse and Jordan
who adored him. Dad was a much loved and respected man who always made time
for everyone, especially the grandchildren. He had endless patience; only
Dad could play chess with a six year old and really enjoy it. Dad had an
amazingly positive attitude and always found something good to say. We will
all miss him terribly. Dad was born on April 6, 1927 in Ostrup, Denmark and
immigrated to Canada in 1952. He is also survived by his brother Ejnar
(Martha) in Sardis and brothers and sisters in Denmark and Sweden. Dad was
dedicated to his church, Granly and made many good friends there. Dad's in a
better place, in the arms of the Lord. May he rest in peace. A heartfelt
thank you to the special nurses in palliative care at Peace Arch Hospital.
There will be a memorial service at Granly, 9243 -152 Street, Surrey on
Sunday, January 6th, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Granly. We love you Morfar,
Farfar, Dad and friend!
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


KINCZYLO Walter ""Wally"", passed away suddenly at home, after a lengthy
illness bravely born, on Sunday, 23rd December 2007, in his 75th year. Born
in Winnipeg, Wally retired from Via Rail Canada as On-Board Service Manager.
Predeceased by his parents John (1970) and Nettie (1998). Wally will be
deeply missed by his beloved wife, Beverley, after 36 happy years of
marriage; sons Kenneth and Steven; daughter Lori, her husband David and
Wally's cherished grandchildren Marc (13) and Daniel (8). Also survived by
his brother John and wife Mae, nephew John, niece Janis, her husband Michael
and great-nephews Jakob and Samuel. A memorial service for family and
friends will be held on Thursday, 3rd January, 2008 at 2:00 pm at First
Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C. A reception
will follow. No flowers by request. Donations in Wally's name to B.C. Cancer
Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/31/2007 -
1/2/2008.


SHIRLEY JOAN LAVIGNE (nee Hunt) 1947-2007 Shirley died with dignity at the
Royal Columbian Hospital on Saturday, December 22nd, 2007 after an
unexpected illness. She was predeceased by her brother Brian and her
parents, Roy and Jo Hunt of White Rock. Shirley graduated with her R.N. from
the Royal Columbian Hospital's nursing programme in 1968 and dedicated
herself to nursing for the rest of her life, working in New Westminster at
the Royal Columbian and St. Mary's Hospitals, and at Eagle Ridge Hospital in
Port Moody until complications from severe osteoarthritis forced her to
leave her beloved profession in 2005. She leaves her sister Gwendoline Hoar
and brother-in-law Stephen Read; her cousin Denny Harling, his wife Grace
and their children, Cydney and Michael; her beloved niece and nephew,
Jennifer and Geoff, Geoff's wife, Cheri and their daughter, Shirley's
great-niece, Alyssa. She will also be greatly missed by a wide circle of
friends and neighbours, as well as by inhabitants of and visitors to the
town of Barra de Navidad on the west coast of Mexico where she spent her
holidays for many years. At Shirley's request, there will be no funeral or
service. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the charity
of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/31/2007 -
1/2/2008.


LEMOINE Marie Leona Therese (Blain) May 2, 1929 to December 24, 2007 Passed
away after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband
Frederick and her brothers Emile and Marcel Blain and survived by her sister
Antoinette Armstrong. Survived also by her loving sons David (Tracy), Brian,
Paul (Mitzi) and daughter Michelle as well as her 5 grandchildren, Christin,
Kelsey, Blake, and Shane Lemoine and Cierra Harfman. Leona was a vivacious
spirit who was lots of fun to be with and will be greatly missed by many who
knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C.
Cancer Foundation. A memorial will be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel,
1505 Lilloett Road, North Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at
11:00 a.m.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


LIM Rosalind - Rosalind went to be with the Lord on December 29, 2007 at the
age of 87. Predeceased by her husband Roman Lim Tiu. Loving and missing her
are daughters Catherine, Elizabeth, and Anna; sons Edward and David;
daughters-in-law Carolyn and Chery; grandchildren Michael (Delight),
Matthew, Stephanie, Timothy, Patrick, Carla, and Erika; and
great-grandchildren Tyler Michael, and Caitlyn Danielle. Evening Prayers
will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 2nd, followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 3rd - both to be held at
All Saints Catholic Church, 1405 Como Lake Avenue, Coquitlam.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


LONG Emily Grace 1924 - 2007 Grace passed away in Chilliwack Hospital
December 19, 2007. She was predeceased on January 14th, 2007 by her loving
husband of 57 years, Rob. Survived by her daughters Pat (Walter) Webster,
Bettie (Tom) Tompkins; her sisters Marguerite and Betty; sister-in-law
Ethel; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. No
service by request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/2/2008 - 1/3/2008.


MARSDEN Niven "Bruce" Born in Calgary, Alberta, September 27th, 1919. A
longtime Burnaby resident, passed away peacefully at home on December 27th,
2007. Predeceased by his wife "Winnie" and his parents. Survived by loving
son, Robb (Marlene); daughter, Sharon "Sam" (Jim); 4 grandchildren and 4
great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday,
January 5th, 2008 at Cliff Avenue United Church, 1600 Cliff Avenue, Burnaby,
BC, a reception to follow.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/2/2008 - 1/3/2008.


MEAD Clifford passed away Christmas day after a great life of 96 years.
Cliff was predeceased by Katie and Rachelle. He is survived by his
step-daughter Louise (Mike); sons Larry (Anne), David (Cathy); daughter
Virginia (Des); 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Cliff will be
sadly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held at a
later date. Ãf Miss me a little, but not for long. And not with your head
bowed low. Remember the love that once was shared, Miss me but let me go. Ã"
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


Helen G. Mitton Died peacefully in her hundredth year, on Monday, December
17, 2007, in Point Grey Private Hospital, Vancouver, BC. Born in Manchester,
England, on October 22, 1908, Helen (aka Ellen and Lena) was the last born
of John James and Ann Higgins' eleven children. Emigrating to Canada in 1953
with her husband David, daughter Margaret and son David, she worked as a
homemaker and was widowed in 1959. Helen worked then for Frederick's
Studios, and with the ÃZluck of the IrishÃZ, did remarkably well in private
real estate, living latterly with her daughter in the Kits Point
neighbourhood, where she was known as a lover of "all creatures, great and
small". Proudly the longest living of her generation, she is survived by
her son, David Mitton (Halina), granddaughter Jennifer Massolo (Arthur),
grandson Michael Mitton, great-grandsons Lucas and Oliver Massolo, and many
nieces, nephews and cousins, in the U.K., Eire, U.S.A., and Australia.
Funeral services through Kearney's, Vancouver. Christian Mass for Burial at
11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 4, at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 7th and
Maple Sts., Vancouver, BC, followed by a family burial ceremony. No flowers,
please, by family request, but donations in lieu to Seva Canada, CNIB, or
charity of your choice, in Helen's memory. Helen was proudly a member of the
Memorial Society of BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


MONTGOMERY John Born August 19,1919 in Belfast, Ireland and left us
peacefully on December 28th with the dignity he displayed throughout his
life. John is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Helen, his daughters
Linda (Bill), Sharon (Ken) and son George (Nadyne). Remembered by his loving
grandchildren Todd (Crystal), Jennifer (Todd), Brianne, Corrie and Sean.
Thanks to Dr. Lee and all the staff at Richmond General Hospital. Services
will be held on January 4, 2008 at 11:00 am at St. Anne's - Steveston
Anglican Church, 4071 Francis Road, Richmond. Reception to follow. In lieu
of flowers donations can be made to the St. Anne's Memorial Fund.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/2/2008 - 1/3/2008.


NATSUHARA Kaoru December 5, 1924 - December 21, 2007 It is with deep sadness
that we announce the passing of Kao Natsuhara, beloved husband, brother and
uncle. Fondly remembered by his loving wife Hidemi, sisters Marion Y.
Koyanagi, Nancy. (Larry Jang) and Lucy Natsuhara, nephews Wes and Calvin
(Claudia), nieces Karen (David) and Linda (Torben), also grandnephews and
grandnieces. A private family service was held on December 23rd. Memorial
service will be held on Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 at 11:00 AM, at the
Vancouver Buddhist Church, 220 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, V6A 3B3. Flowers
and koden gratefully declined. A donation if so desired may be made to the
Vancouver Buddhist Church or the charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/28/2007 -
1/2/2008.


(Memoriam)
LeMay Nye 10.30.55 / 1.1.07 Thanks for your guidance. You will always be
with me, your soulmate David.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


OLVER Robert Alvin February 17, 1919 ~ December 22, 2007 Passed away
peacefully at George Derby Centre. Served overseas 1940 - 1945. He worked on
the Vancouver waterfront, Local 500, for 29 years. Survived by son Russell
(Margaret); grandsons Richard and Robert; great-granddaughters Kaitlyn and
Kira; and many nieces and nephews. A caring and loving father and
grandfather and we will miss him very much.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/30/2007 -
1/2/2008.


PATTERSON Linda Ann We are sad to announce the death of Linda Ann Patterson
(nee Spivak) this December. She will be remembered and missed by her
children, Eddy and Amy, her daughter-in-law, Kerri, her son-in-law, Richard,
her grandchildren, Maxim, Maslynn, and Bernadette, her seven siblings and
their families, numerous relatives, neighbours, many dear friends, warm
acquaintances, and her beloved cat, Harold. She was very thoughtful,
generous to a fault, and had good intentions for others; we only wish she
had been more kind to herself. Memories of her quirky sense of humour,
enthusiastic pride in her grandchildren, and little acts of kindness will be
cherished. As she liked to say, have a glorious day! Please join us at the
Kinsmen Hall (5050 47th Ave, Ladner) to commemorate and celebrate her life
on Saturday, January 5, 2007 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a
donation to Children's Hospital in honour of Linda's memory and love for her
grandchildren.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


SCHNEIDER Carole December 25, 1939 - December 28, 2007 Carole, the heart of
our family, was suddenly taken from us on December 28th, 2007. Born in
Kitchener Ontario on Christmas Day, 1939, Carole was the third daughter of
Vince and Betty Arnold. She met the love of her life, Fred, when they were
working together and they married on July 8th, 1958. Being an adventurous
couple, Carole and Fred lived and worked in Los Angeles and Calgary before
settling in Vancouver in 1987. It was here where Carole joined her husband
in a successful business partnership. Carole's first love was her family and
she devoted one hundred percent of herself to them as a caregiver,
cheerleader, supportive wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be lovingly
remembered by her husband of over 49 years, her two children Lori Anne and
Jonathan, her son-in-law Warren and grandsons Christopher and Matthew. A
celebration of Carole's life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at
2:00 pm at St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church, 1490 Nanton in Vancouver,
BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carole's name to the Union
Gospel Mission of Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/2/2008 - 1/3/2008.


Michael Sereda, 64 June 11, 1943 December 28, 2007 It is with deep sorrow
that the family of Michael Sereda announces his passing after a courageous
battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Jacquie, beloved
daughter Jennifer, devoted sister Gladys, aunt Grace and cousin Joe, along
with extended family, and many caring friends who have given so generously
of themselves through these last difficult months. A memorial service will
be held at 11am on January 3rd at Immaculate Conception Parish (8842 119th
Street, Delta, BC). In lieu of flowers, donations to Michael's memory can be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society. (Online donations can be made in
Michael's honor at www.cancer.ca/tributebc ).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


SIKES Martin Martin is finally resting having passed away unexpectedly on
Christmas Eve at age 39. He is survived by his daughter Brooklyn, parents
Rita and John, sister Belinda (Calvin) and nephews Oliver and Toby, as well
as his Aunt Jane (Peter) in England and many more relatives there. He was
much loved and will be greatly missed. Martin attended West Van Secondary,
then UBC where he became president of the Electrical Engineering student
club. He went on to a successful and prosperous career in the video game
industry beginning with being a founder of the highly regarded development
studio, Black Box Games. He had a particular talent for building
communities. This first became clear in the computer modeming scene of the
early eighties, then at UBC, later in the video game industry, and perhaps
most vividly when he became a prominent disc jockey and the prime mover of
the Soundproof music collective. In each case, Martin's enthusiasm and drive
would draw people in and get them involved. The enduring connections that
were formed in these communities are a significant legacy. To say that he
lived life to its fullest would be an understatement. His many friends were
very important to him and he was loyal and generous in return. Martin had a
passion for trains, from his childhood to his tragically premature death. He
travelled extensively to exotic places like Easter Island and the Antarctic,
as well as to visit friends in Australia, Africa and South America. No
funeral service is planned, as Martin would not have wanted anything sombre.
Instead a celebration of his vibrant life will be held at 4:00 p.m., Sunday,
January 6th at the Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver. No
flowers please, but donations to Engineers Without Borders will be
gratefully received.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/2/2008 - 1/3/2008.


SLUSARCHUK Pastor Maria September 17, 1917 December 28, 2007 Pastor Maria
Slusarchuk passed away peacefully December 28, 2007. Maria was born in
Lennard, Manitoba. Pastor Maria was a minister of the Gospel for 50 years
and retired in October of 2006. Maria dedicated her life to helping and
serving hundreds of people, including anyone she found in need, through her
love and devotion to her Saviour Jesus Christ our Lord. Maria was
predeceased by her sisters Annie and Olympia (Pat), and two brothers Metro
(Jim) and Andrew (Andy). She is survived by her loving daughter Audrey
Hynson, Maple Ridge, and granddaughters Patricia, Leona and Dawn; grandsons
Daryl, Gordon and Marco (who predeceased her in 2003), great-grandchildren
Deidra, Audrey, Ashley, Tawna, Jamie, Johnny and Mathew and
great-great-granddaughter Tanisha. Sisters; Alexandria Tomich of Abbotsford
and Jacquelina Helen (Bob) Davidheiser, and brothers John (Gwen), George
(Leona) and Arthur Slusarchuk. Pastor Maria was blessed to have not only as
dear friend, but also as Deacon of the Church; Evan Price. The service for
Pastor Maria will be held at the High Way Church, 21724 Lougheed Hwy, Maple
Ridge, on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 10:30a.m. She will be laid to rest at
the Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72nd Ave, Surrey, B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


DAVID BEVERLEY (DAVE) STEWART was born on April 7th, 1939 in Saint John, New
Brunswick and passed away on December 26th, 2007 in the Vernon Jubilee
Hospital at the age of 68 years. Dave is survived by his loving wife,
Maureen, to whom he was married for 42 years; his daughter, Anne Heikkila
and grandson, Nolan; his son, Richard Stewart (Dawn) and grandson, Owen; his
brothers and sisters, Patricia Clinton, Robert (Helen) Stewart, Janice
(Angelo) Sessa, Douglas (Gerry) Stewart and Richard (Cindy) Stewart; many
nieces and nephews; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and
Jenny Gorman and their family of Manchester, England. He was preceded in
death by his son-in-law, Kelvin Heikkila. Dave spent many years in Ontario
in the mining industry, moving to B.C. in 1964 where he spent several years
in Revelstoke, working on the Mica Dam Project. He then moved to Stewart,
B.C. where he was a heavy duty mechanic in the mining industry, followed by
a move to the lower mainland where he operated his own business and then on
to Vernon for retirement. Dave loved older cars, gardening and cooking. He
was an avid follower of many sports including hockey, golf, baseball and
football. He was a dedicated family man who enjoyed his family and was
especially devoted to his two grandsons. In respecting Dave's wishes, he was
cremated and there will be no Funeral Service held. As an expression of
sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Dave to
the Canadian Cancer Society, #104- 3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1 or
the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #202-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T
1S1. Cremation arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250-542-1187)
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


SWETLOW Anna Othelia September 24, 1927 - December 26, 2007 With great
sadness we say goodbye to Anna Swetlow, loving and devoted mother,
grandmother, aunt and friend. On December 26, 2007 Anna left us to be
reunited with Sam, her loving husband of 56 yrs, on their anniversary day.
Anna is survived by and will be greatly missed by her daughter Sharon Beaton
(Garry); son David; daughter-in-law Janis Waldegger; grandchildren Maria,
Ryan and Luke (Swetlow), Kevin, Wes and Corinne (Beaton);
great-grandchildren Chelsea, Jennifer and Sarah; brother-in-law Ernest
Brown, along with many cousins, nephews and nieces. Predeceased by brothers
Ingvald, Carl, August, Sverre, Harold, Kenneth and Sam; sisters Inger, Clara
and Mathilda; nephews Howard, Carl & Garry; niece Bev; and great nephew
Kevin. Anna was devoted to her family and friends. A career homemaker, her
generosity of heart and spirit was evident in her daily life and as a
surrogate Mom to many. She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Funeral service Friday, January 4, 2008 2:00 pm, Valley View Funeral Home,
14660 72 Ave, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Royal Columbian Cardiology Unit or preferred charity. Please remember Anna
with a kind word or deed to someone who needs you and she will live on
forever.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/31/2007 -
1/2/2008.


TAMBOLINE Jayne Brewster (nee Thomson) passed away on December 26th, 2007 at
Langley Memorial Hospital with family at her side. Jayne was born June 22,
1935 in Vancouver to parents Jim & Marjorie Thomson and sister Ann. She is
survived by her children Lou-Ann (Glenn), Michael (Diane), Jim (Tina) and
grandchildren Taryn, Alissa, Jared, Justin, Greg, Brittney, Mark, Bree,
Colin and Ethan. Jayne leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion and
kindness to others. Those lucky enough to have met Jayne knew the special
woman that she was and are left with wonderful memories. She will be missed
deeply by all her family and friends. There will be no service by request,
but her family would like to invite you to join them for an afternoon
gathering January 4, 2008 at 1:00pm, 22150-48th Avenue, Langley. In lieu of
flowers, donations could be made in the name of Jayne Tamboline to the
charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/31/2007 -
1/2/2008.


TAYLOR Rodney Cyril Passed away peacefully at V.G.H. on December 26th,
2007 of complications from kidney failure at the age of 38. At the time of
his passing he was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He will be
dearly missed by his loving wife Chantal, son Ethan 11, daughter Carmen 6,
mother-in-law Nicole Lavallee, brother-in-law Eric (Chantal), parents Don
and Diane Taylor, sister Dawn-Marie (John), nephew John Jacob, brother
Charles (Melodie), nieces Nicole (Brian), Candice (Simon), great niece
Rachel, Uncle Mel, Aunty Elaine, cousins Wendy and Wayne, Uncle Jon
(Jackie), cousins Jake, Erin and Jordan, Aunty Maureen (Chuck) and family,
Uncle Ray, Aunty Wanda, friends and fire fighters. Rod was born in North
Vancouver on October 5, 1969 where he grew up and graduated from Carson
Graham and went on to be a licensed automotive technician at Taylormotive
Service. In 1995 he voluntarily joined the Vancouver Fire Fighters Band and
played the trumpet. In 1997 he joined the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.
Rod was a wonderful loving husband and father, a tremendous athlete of
soccer, baseball, skiing, water sports and boating. His humour, kind, gentle
spirit and pleasant ways gained him many friends throughout his life and
service as a firefighter. Special appreciation and thanks to the Vancouver
Fire & Rescue Services Chief Ray Holdgate, Chaplain Rev Bruce Rushton, Steve
Laleune, Randy Hebenton, Charles Mulder, and all the Vancouver Fire
Fighters' kindness, care and support that they have given to Rod and his
family. Special appreciation and thanks to the Doctors and caregivers on the
6th floor and I.C.U. at St. Paul's Hospital, as well as I.C.U. 2nd and
N.I.C.U 5th floor of Vancouver General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please
send donations to the B.C. Professional Burn Fund, 463 - 4800 Kingsway,
Burnaby. B.C. V5H 4J2 and/or funds to V.G.H, for T.V.s in I.C.U. Step Down
Unit. A Celebration of Life Fire Department Service will be held on Friday,
January 4, at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church, 969 Burrard St., Vancouver
(corner of Burrard and Nelson). A Reception to follow at Hose and Hydrant
Firefighters Club, 6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby for Family, Friends and
Firefighters.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/2/2008 - 1/3/2008.


TEARLE Violet Jane passed away peacefully on December 22, 2007 at age 92.
Violet is survived by her loving husband Frank, son Maurice, daughter Leslie
and daughter-in-law Birgit. Also survived by grandchildren Bernadette,
Christopher, Michael and Curtis along with great grandchildren, sisters
Madge, Adina, Verna and Norma and brother Bert. Thank you to the wonderful
caring staff at St. Vincent's Langara Hospital with special thanks to Editha
and Mercy. Date for a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
You will be missed. Gone from us, but leaving memories Death can never take
away, Memories that will always linger While upon this earth we stay.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


THURSTON Frank E. Passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve at the age of 87.
Frank will be missed by Jean, his wife of 58 years; his children, John
(Dia), Pamela, Wendy, Anne (Ron); and his grandchildren Jason, Ian, Colin,
Scott, Jenny and Erica. Frank was a mining engineer who worked in Africa,
South America and Canada. He was an avid photographer, world traveler, and
he enjoyed the beauty of nature. The family would like to thank the staff at
Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, B.C. who provided care for Frank during his
4 weeks in hospital. A gathering for family and friends will be held Friday,
January 18, 2008 at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28th
Avenue, Surrey, B.C. between 2 pm and 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, please
donate to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/29/2007 -
1/2/2008.


WHITAKER Mildred Marguerita (Rita): passed away quietly on December 27, 2007
at Buchanan Lodge in New Westminster. Rita, survived by sister Marion
(Traill), daughter-in-law Heather Whitaker, brothers-in-law Don Traill, Jack
Turner and Charlie Jackson, now joins her husband, son and eight siblings
who predeceased her. By request, there will be no service. Donations may be
made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


WIENS Guenther In loving memory of Guenther (George) Walter Wiens who passed
away peacefully at St. Pauls hospital December 20, 2007 at the age of 87.
Born June 12th 1920 in Marienberg, Germany. George is predeceased by his
wife Doris and is survived by his loving family; daughter Karen (Ken);
grandchildren, Kathy, Judy, Janet, Jason and Kristen; and
great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the Doctors and Staff at the Dialysis
Unit and Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital. A graveside service
will be held January 4, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Kidney Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


'ya remember what 'ya said WILLIAMS Elizabeth Born September 02, 1916.
Passed away peacefully December 27, 2007. Elizabeth was pre-deceased by her
husband Alfred in October 1968 and is survived by her son Don (Melody),
daughter Shirley, grandsons Ron (Lana) and Mike and granddaughters Katie
(Brian), MaryBeth and Jessica as well as five great-grandsons, three sisters
and many nieces and nephews. It is with much sadness and sorrow that we say
goodbye to our dearly loved mother, grandmother (oma), and
great-grandmother. Thank you, Mom, for the very precious gift of life. You
will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Rest in peace as you are
now free from your entrapment here on earth. Memorial service Saturday,
January 5, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Normanna Rest Home, 7725 4th Street,
Burnaby, B.C. Flowers gratefully declined. God Bless You Mom
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


WILLIAMS Ruby Violet Born March 16, 1920, passed away peacefully at home
after an evening with friends and family, to rejoin her loving husband,
Sydney, on December 27, 2007. She is survived by her son Gary and daughter
Cynthia. There will be no service, by request. Delta Funeral Home
604.946.6040
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


Peter Wing May 4, 1914 December 27, 2007 We sadly announce the passing of
Peter Wing, a pioneer and Freeman of the City of Kamloops. He is survived by
his wife and constant companion Frances (better known as Kim). Peter had a
large family support group consisting of 3 brothers (John (predeceased),
Jim, David) 3 sisters (May, Lily, Jean) and many many nephews, nieces and
grand and great grand nephews and nieces. We will always cherish the fond
memories of life on the farm and the large family gatherings. Peter Wing,
C.M., O.B.C was the first mayor of Chinese descent in North America. He was
elected as an Alderman in 1960, and served as Mayor of Kamloops, BC for 3
terms starting in 1966. He received the Canadian Council of Christian and
Jews, Human Relations Award in 1977. He was made a Member of the Order of
Canada in 1976 and was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 1990. He
received the Brock House Society BC Senior Award in 1994. Peter was proud of
exceeding longevity records, such as being the oldest surviving past
District Governor of District 5060 Rotary, the oldest past member of the
BCAA executive, and oldest past Mayor of Kamloops. His most recent proud
moment was to celebrate his and Kim's 75th Wedding Anniversary in November,
receiving numerous congratulatory certificates from notables such as Queen
Elizabeth, our Prime Minister, our Governor General and our Premier. Peter
cut short his formal education in grade 9 due to family needs but that did
not stop him from becoming a successful farmer, businessman and local
politician during his lifetime. His lifelong interest in community service
started early in Kamloops, when he taught himself to play the piano, and
played a pump organ during Sunday services in the small Chinese Methodist
Mission located on Victoria Street West. He later joined the United Church
choir and became involved in volunteer work associated with that church. At
the age of twenty he became the youngest member of the Kamloops Board of
Trade and pursued an active role in the business life of the community as an
orchardist and realtor. Peter was unable to join the military in the 1940's
due to his bad eyesight but he was an active member of the ARP (Air Raid
Patrol) ensuring sand buckets and gas masks were distributed to households
in the then small town of Kamloops. Peter was always interested in serving
his community, whether it was an international charity, a city, or simply
the people around him. He always had a smile on his face, and was an honest
man who would extend his hand to greet anyone who needed a hand in
friendship or help in any way. He inspired and touched many lives and will
be missed by so many, from the City of Kamloops, to the international
overseas Chinese community who see him as a pioneering Chinese-Canadian
politician, to his loving extended family, and to the staff and fellow
residents at the St. Vincent's Langara extended care home where he spent his
final four years. We thank the nurses and staff at St. Vincent's Langara for
the kind and tender care given to Peter over the past four years and
especially during Peter's final week. A Memorial Service will be held
Friday, January 11, 2008 at 1:30pm at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East
Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1T3. In lieu of flowers, a contribution
to the Tapestry Foundation (for St. Vincent's Hospital Langara, ph.
604.877.8336 ) will be greatly received.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


WOLF Jacob went to be with the Lord, December 29, 2007 at the age of 88
years. Jacob is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Maria; 4 daughters
Annemarie (Eric) Sigalet, Veronica (Mike) Boyle, Helen (Frank) Altin, Rita
(Daryl) Chin; son Jake (Desiree); 13 grandchildren; and family in Germany
and Russia and many dear friends. Funeral service will be held Friday,
January 4, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church, 24687 - 56 Avenue,
Aldergrove. Interment will follow in Langley Lawn Cemetery after the
reception. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Blood Services would
be appreciated. Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services 604-857-0711
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/2/2008.


YEE George K It is with profound sorrow that we announce the peaceful
passing of George K. Yee on December 21, 2007 at the age of 72 with his
family at his side. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his
devoted family; wife of over 50 years, May, his children Able (Marilyn),
Bernice (Steve), Corbie, Dawson (Wendy) and grandchildren Arthur, Alicia,
Tyler, Savanna, Ryan and Sierra. He had a strong work ethic and positive
attitude that enabled him to be a successful businessman. He was a past
Exalted Ruler of the BPO Elks of Canada and a past President of the Lions
Club International. We thank our family and friends, especially the
Vancouver branch of the Yee Fung Toy Society, for their compassion and
support. Funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, January 5,
2008 at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings Street, Vancouver,
B.C. Interment to follow at 1:30 pm at Forest Lawn, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue,
Burnaby, B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/28/2007 -
1/3/2008.



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