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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; July 31, 2007
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 02:32:52 -0800

Victoria Times-Colonist; Tuesday, July 31, 2007 > Victoria home

Obituaries and Guest Books for 7/31/2007
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BULLEN, Glenn (Sac) Tragically taken from us on July 31, 1988. Age 29 years.
My heart still aches with sadness, and secret tears still flow. They say
time heals all. I know this is not so. Because it hurts as much today as 19
years ago. Sadly missed, living forever in our hearts. With love, Mom & Tom.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

CLARK, John Allan John passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26 at
Broadmead Lodge. "Big John" was born in Saskatoon on December 14 1925. He
was predeceased by his loving wife Elaine in 1997, brother Don, and sisters
Betty and Jean. He will be lovingly remembered by his three sons Bob (Eva),
Tim (Margaret) and Don (Charlita), granddaughters Pam, Tracey, Danielle,
Terry, grandson Kyle and great grandsons Tyler and Ethan. John served
proudly in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW2. After the war ended he moved
to Victoria where he quickly made a name for himself as a high-scoring
center in local basketball circles. It was through his basketball exploits
that John met his wife Elaine who was a basketball star at Victoria High
School at the time. They married in 1950 and had three boys. John and his
family moved to North Vancouver in 1961 where he continued to work for B.C.
Forest Products until his retirement in 1985. He was admired by his
customers and co-workers alike during his time there. He continued his
basketball pursuits in Vancouver as a coach in junior men's basketball for
many years. John and Elaine were avid golfers and moved to Courtenay in 1992
where they met many friends on the golf courses there over the years. John
also had a great passion for singing, especially barbershop, and was a
long-standing member of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. In his final days he enjoyed
singing duets with the music staff at Broadmead Lodge. Many thanks to the
wonderful caring staff at The Lodge on Broadmead and a special heartfelt
thanks to John's close friends Howard and Connie Tooby for all their
tireless help and the companionship that made John's final years all the
more enjoyable. A service will be held at First Memorial Burial Park, 4725
Falaise Drive, Victoria V8Y 1B4 on Friday August 3 at 2:00 PM, reception to
follow. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to
the charity of choice. 394593
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

JONES, T.I.B. January 5, 1930 July 31, 1992 We seldom ask for miracles but
today just one would do, to have our front door open & see you walking
through. Until we meet again dear man. Fondly remembered, sadly missed
OLWLAND Clare, Al & April, J.C.W., Audie & Johnnie xo 394606
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

KNIGHT Mary Margaret Louise (Marylou) June 29, 1934 July 23, 2007 Passed
away peacefully at home. Predeceased by her husband Donald Knight. She will
be deeply missed by her children: Norman and Melanie, Andrea and Trevor,
Margaret and Gary, Linda and Bill; her grandchildren James and Mamiko,
Elizabeth and Neil, Matthew and Nicole, Chelsea and Tyler and her great
granddaughter Emily. She will also be missed by her sister Beverley and
Frank. A reception in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday,
August 4, 2007 from 1pm 4pm at the Trafalgar Royal Canadian Legion, 411
Gorge Rd. East, Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to
the Victoria Hospice Society. Marylou will always be remembered for her
beautiful and caring smile and her love for her Cairn Terriers, Robbie and
Kiannah. "A life that has been touched by love, no matter how fleeting, is
infinitely better than a life without it. 394825
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

LEE, Marguerette Hazel On July 25, 2007, Marguerette passed away at the age
of 89 years. She is survived by her son Robert Thomas Smith, daughter-in-law
Judy Smith, both of Barrhead, Alberta, grandson Raymond Todd Payne of
Ladysmith, B.C. and Melvyn Clack, nephew, of Thorhill, Alberta. Margurette
was born in Decker, Manitoba in 1917 and lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba before
moving to reside in Victoria until her death. Marguerette's career as a
seamstress spanned her entire life, much of which was spent in her
alterations shop in James Bay. Graveside service is at Royal Oak Burial Park
on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to Victoria Hospice and Palliative Care Society, 1510 Fort St.,
Victoria, B.C. V8S 5J2. 394549
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

LOOSMORE, Robert John Died on Thursday July 26, 2007 at the Royal Jubilee
Hospital in Victoria. Survived by his wife Doreen and sister-in-Iaw Alix
Cowie, and in England by sister-in-law Anne-Marie Loosmore, nephew Guy, four
grand nephews and several cousins. Born in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
on August 7, 1919 and grew up in Manchester. During WWII, served with the
Royal Artillery in England, Nigeria and India. Graduated from Manchester
University. Immigrated to Canada in 1949, spent many years in Ottawa as an
economist with the Public Service of Canada and retired to Victoria. A
Service will be held at First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road
at Quadra Street, on Thursday August 2, 2007 at 2:00 PM. 394575
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

MORBEY, Ada Louise Ada Louise Morbey, aged 93, died peacefully in her sleep
at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care Unit on Friday, July 27,
2007 having spent a little over a year under the excellent care of dedicated
staff. Ada was born in Victoria, August 14, 1913 of a pioneering family to
the late Leon and Edith Borde. She attended George Jay Elementary School and
graduated from Victoria High School. She worked in the advertising
department of the Hudson's Bay Company until her marriage to Albert Edward
Macdonald Morbey in August 1937. Ada and Edward spent 66 years together
making homes in Victoria, Langford, Halifax and Ottawa before returning to
their beloved Island to take up residence in North Saanich. Together they
raised five boys . In their retirement they built the sailing boat "Ada
Louise" that was to take them home to Vancouver Island from Ottawa. They
made it to Florida, but age caught up and the boat was shipped overland to
the State of Washington. They spent many happy hours sailing and caring for
their boat. Ada was gifted with an intelligent and curious mind. Because she
did not have an opportunity to attend university she read the university
texts of her five sons. Her Christian faith was steadfast and true to the
end. She was nurtured at the Church of Our Lord and was a respected and
active member of the Christian Reformed Church. In her last years she and
Edward found a welcoming and caring Christian community at the Saanich
Peninsula Presbyterian Church. She leaves behind Michael and Liz, Graham and
Mary Leigh, Christopher and Susan, Paul and Sue and Andrew and Alexandra and
an assortment of 17 grand children and a number of great-grand children. A
Funeral Service will be held at The Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church,
9296 East Saanich Road, Sidney BC, Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 10:00 am.,
with burial to follow at Ross Bay Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to
the family at 394783
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

POLITANO, Jennie Native daughter of Victoria. Passed away peacefully at the
Lodge at Broadmead on July 27, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband,
Joseph and daughter, Carol Anne. Jennie is lovingly remembered by her son,
Robert and good friend, Flemming; son-in-law, Niels; grandchildren, Tanya
and Mark; greatgrandchildren, Bianca and Kaele; sister, Millie, nieces,
nephews and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Lodge at
Broadmead, B1 and B2 for their compassionate care. Special thanks to Centhia
and Wendy for their kindness and support. Jennie enjoyed her work life
especially at Victoria General Hospital and Government House. She will be
especially remembered by the Italian Community for her assistance with
interpreting and her endless help with new immigrants to Canada. Private
family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may
be made to the Lodge at Broadmead Foundation, 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria,
BC, V8X 4Y7. Condolences may be offered to the family at
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 7/30/2007 - 7/31/2007.

PURVES, Arthur Beattie November 1, 1906 July 29, 2007 He passed away
peacefully with his family at his side. He will be sadly missed by his
daughter, Mary Lemon (Cal) and by his son, Ross Purves (Diana);
grandchildren, Sandra and Brian (Vanessa) and great-grandchildren, Levi and
Ariele. He will also be missed by his sister, Ethel Dewar and numerous
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Edith in 1977 and his
second wife Beth in 1998. He was blessed with two great wives, many friends
and enjoyed many travels around the world. Arthur worked for Stanley Brock
until his retirement to Victoria where he enjoyed golf. Arthur was a great
friend to those who knew him and was a great family man. He had a positive
mental attitude and thought well of others. Arthur was a member of the
Victoria Golf Club and the Union Club of Victoria. Thank you to all the
wonderful staff at Douglas House who lovingly cared for Arthur the past 2
1/2 years. There will be a Graveside Service at the Royal Oak Burial Park on
Wednesday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, if desired,
donations may be made to the Charity of your choice. Condolences may be
offered to the family at 394648
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

SENGER, Clayton Timothy April 18, 1975 July 28, 2007 Tragically taken from
us. Clayton left behind his wife Lori and son, Aidan, who he adored. Mother
Melvina (Lloyd) Thomas, brothers Terry (Sherri), Stacey (Jolene) and Rees
(Tara) and many special nieces, nephews, and friends. Clayton was larger
than life and lived everyday to the EXTREME. He will be sadly missed. A
celebration of life will be held at the Langford Legion BR91 on Station Rd.,
Wed. Aug 1, 2007 from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
the Juan de Fuca Lacrosse Association. 394795
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

SISMEY, Howard Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Dolly and family 392984
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

SISMEY, J. Howard July 12, 1925 July 31, 2006 A beautiful life came to an
end, He died as he lived, everyones friend He was always faithful, loving
and kind What beautiful memories he left behind, Treasure him God in your
garden of rest For in this world, he was the best. Sadly missed, loved
always wife May. 388578
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

SKILLINGS, Del March 11, 1941 July 31, 2005 IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR MOM You
will only have one mother Be patient, kind and true No other friend in all
the world Will mean as much to you For all her love and kindness She asks
nothing in return If all the world deserted you To your mother you can turn
For those who have a mother Cherish her with care For you never know the
heartache "Till you walk in and she's not there. " Forever with you Love
Karen, Cheryl, Lisa 394075
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

SMEDLEY, Brian Brian passed away peacefully with his family at his side on
July 25, 2007 in 100 Mile House, BC. Survived by his loving wife Tas,
children: Kristie (Andy), Shelley, Lyndsay (Iain), Christopher (Kim) and
grandchildren, Marissa, Merrick and Zachary, brother Lynn and sister Diane.
Brian was born in Victoria, BC November 10, 1943. He enjoyed varied careers
which spanned over 43 years. He apprenticed as a machinist at Dockyard in
Victoria and then began his aviation career as an Aviation Mechanic for the
Flying Fireman. This led him to become a pilot for the Flying Fireman
followed by the BC Government Air Services. After 24 years with the BC
Government, Brian flew for Ainsworth Lumber in 100 Mile House, BC. After
retirement from flying, Brian was able to follow his life long dream to
become a cowboy. He worked for many ranches in the Cariboo his last one
being the 112 Mile Ranch. Brian was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting
and fishing. In 2005 he won stockdog champion with his beloved companian
J.J. There will be two Memorial Services, the first in Victoria, BC on
August 2, 2007 at 2 p.m at First Memorial in Royal Oak. The second service
will take place in 100 Mile House on August 11, 2007 at 1 p.m. at the Martin
Exeter Hall. In lieu of flowers, Brian's wish was to create a scholarship
fund for youth choosing an aviation career. Donations can be made out to the
Brian Smedley Memorial in trust and mailed to P.O. Box 1674, 100 Mile House,
B.C. V0K 2E0. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the
palliative care team, including Dr. Gord Hutchinson, Dr. Rod Dickey and Dr.
Joanne Lapin. We are most grateful for our home care nurse, Edie and home
support worker, Louise. Letters of condolence can be sent to the family at 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. in care of the
arranements, ph.250-395-3243. 394588
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

THOMPSON, Ann Julie May 12, 1990 July 31, 2006 There is someone who misses
you sadly, And finds the time long since you went, There is someone who
thinks of you always, And trys to be brave and content. Gone is the face we
love so dear, Silent the voice we love to hear; 'Tis sad but true, we wonder
why, The best are always the first to die. Deeply missed by her family
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 7/31/2007.

VANTREIGHT, Patricia Anita August 8, 1954 to July 27, 2007 Pat Vantreight
(Mauch) passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospice with loving family at her
side after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Pat was predeceased by
her parents, William John and his wife Sara. She leaves behind her beloved
children Robyn and Kyle, husband Gerry, sister Donna Ridley, brother Wayne
(Linda) along with many other family members, good friends and co-workers.
Pat was well respected and loved by her colleagues at the BC Pension
Corporation where she enjoyed working for 27 years. She was an incredibly
caring and genuine woman, who loved her children more than anything, and she
will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. The family would like to
thank all of the staff and volunteers at Victoria Hospice for the incredible
care and attention given to Pat and her visitors. In lieu of flowers,
donations to Victoria Hospice would be appreciated. A service and memorial
will be held at First Memorial Chapel at 4725 Falaise Drive (Royal Oak) at
10:00 am, Thursday, August 2, 2007. 394501
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 7/30/2007 - 7/31/2007.

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