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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; December 04, 2007
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 22:31:10 -0800

Victoria Times-Colonist; Tuesday, December 04, 2007 > Victoria home

Obituaries and Guest Books for 12/4/2007
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CHAO, Ssu Yang November 29, 1912 December 1, 2007 Our grandma passed away
peacefully at Chinatown Care Center. She was born and raised in Sunwei Gou
Jiang, China. She came to Canada and lived with her eldest son,
daughterin-law and three grandchildren in 1985. Ssu Yang will be remembered
and loved by her son and daughter-in-law, Guo Jun & Qiong King;
grandchildren, Hui Juan & Soloman, Ben & Yen, Jenny & Jim and also great
grandchildren, Veronica, Melissa, Antonio, Kyle & Soren. As well as her
family in Canada, she also had two sons, three daughters, many grandchildren
and great grandchildren in China that loved her. She will be missed dearly
forever. Many thanks to Dr. Kelly Chu, all the home caregivers, nurses and
staff at the Chinatown Care Center. Memorial Service will be held in the
Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, B.C. on Saturday,
December 8th at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be offered at . 429657
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/4/2007 - 12/6/2007.

COLLINS, Robert (Bob) Age 58 on November 29, 2007, in Victoria. Bob and his
identical twin, Richard (Rick, deceased) were born in Winnipeg to Robert
(deceased) and Mary Collins of White Rock. A skilled electrician, he worked
as a weapons technician for the Department of National Defence since 1975
and taught electrical code courses at Camosun College. Bob's love for his
daughter, Lesley, the light of his life, helped him through many years of
illness. He will be deeply missed by his mother, Mary, daughter, Lesley, and
step-son, Steven. He was grateful to those who helped him on his spiritual
journey with Christ. His family deeply appreciates the loving support given
by his friends, work mates in shop 163 (weapons), and care-givers during his
lengthy battle against cancer. Memorial service in Victoria at First
Memorial, 4725 Falaise on Saturday, December 8, 10 am with a reception
following. 429569
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

COPLEY In loving memory of Laura and Ron Copley, 2 wonderful keystones in
our lives who left us all too soon. The Copley Family 429728
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

CRAM, Edith Natalie Edith passed away peacefully with her daughter by her
side on Sunday November 25th. Born in Asquith, Saskatchewan on October 15,
1919 Edith was the youngest of five children born to Gus and Myrtle
Picketts. Brother Richard Laird passed away at the age of nine, sister
Marcia lived to the age of 83, her eldest sister and Edith's twin brother
both died shortly after birth. In 1945 Edith married Hugh Cram, a pilot with
the RCAF, and they made their first of many moves together leaving
Saskatchewan for Halifax, NS. In 1948 their daughter Marcia was born. In
1970 Hugh began working for the NWT government and they relocated to the
Canadian Arctic. Their final move together was to Sidney, BC where they
lived in their dream home until Hugh passed away in 2004. Edith then moved
into a retirement home where she lived until her death. Edie was, in the
finest sense of the term a social butterfly, with the ability to enter a
room full of strangers and instantly make friends. She had a great sense of
humor and she loved making people laugh. She leaves behind many friends who
loved her and will miss her. Edie's greatest love was that of family, she
and Hugh were married for over 59 years. She cherished being a mother and
enjoyed having her daughter Marcia and son-in-law Phil Fenn living in nearby
Port Alberni. Thank you to all the Medical Staff and Care Givers at the
Saanich Peninsula Palliative Care Unit. They did everything possible to make
her passing peaceful. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saanich
Peninsula Palliative Care Unit, the Saanich Peninsula Hospital, or the
charity of your choice. First Memorial Funeral Services facilitated
cremation arrangements. A Memorial Service to be held in early 2008.
Notification of time and place will be placed in the Times Colonist. 429723
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

DICKSON/BUTT Avis Isobel Dickson (Gavel) Passed away December 1, 2007 from
cancer in Abbotsford, B.C. in her 89th year. She was predeceased by her
first husband, Kelly Dickson, in 1988 and by her second husband, Hayward
Butt, in 1999. She leaves to mourn daughters Lynda Magner (Art), of
Abbotsford, B.C., Joy Hart (Rick) of Surrey, B.C., sons Ken Dickson (Gael)
of Parksville, B.C., Murray Dickson (Carol) of Winnipeg, M.B., Jim Dickson
(Maureen) of Victoria, B.C., nine grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren, as well as sister, Beverly Koning (John) of Brentwood
Bay, B.C. Interment will be in the Garden of Memories at St. Aidan's Church
in Victoria. 429579
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/4/2007 - 12/5/2007.

DONALDSON Marjorie Maria Alexandria (nee Hofstrand) Born February 28, 1918
in Stockholm, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by sisters, Hazel and Joyce, and
brothers Carlyle and Irwin. Survived by her youngest sister, Edna, living in
Port Angeles, WA, USA. Beloved mother of Andrew Russell (deceased December
2004) and Robert Gordon. Grandmother of Christine, Stephanie, Jennifer and
Claire. Greatgrandmother of Gabrielle, Angus, Bridger, Ainslie and Ryan.
Marjorie was a Canadian pioneer, an army wife and a very independent woman.
She was a gardener, painter, horse lover, dog lover and hunter. She was
independent to her last days as she wanted and remembered by all who knew
her. A private family service has been held. Donations to a charity of your
choice would be appreciated. Condolences and memories may be forwarded
through . Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles Chapel
416-487-4523 429565
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

EASTWOOD, Tony December 4th, 2003 "Pick yourself up, brush yourself off and
start all over again. " Cherishing the memories Breanne, Kristine, Katherine
& Marilyn. 428694
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

HENDRY, Dorothy Alice April 6, 1914 November 29, 2007 Dorothy (Dolly) passed
away peacefully on November 29th, 2007. She will be sadly missed by her
husband of 67 years George, son Stephen (Deanna), daughter Georgalea, and
grandchildren Erin, Mandy, and Robin. She was predeceased by her parents
George and Emily, her favourite aunt Nettie Gray, and her four brothers Bud,
Ivo, Vern and Pricie. We would like to thank all her family and friends who
were so good to her. Dolly's favourite pastimes included fishing, painting
and cooking. She warmed the hearts of all around her and will be sorely
missed. Thank you to the paramedics, emergency staff, and nursing staff on
the 6th floor North at VGH for their compassionate and excellent care. No
service at her request. 429688
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/4/2007 - 12/5/2007.

MARTENS, Simone Annette (nee Walther) November 24, 1957 November 30, 2007
Mother of Olivia Simpson Daughter of Florence Sister of Gina, Adrienne,
Marcia and Patryce "How lucky we are to have something that makes saying
goodbye so hard." Special thanks to Dr. Jim Wilde and the staff of Victoria
Hospice. (In lieu of flowers, donations to Victoria Hospice would be greatly
appreciated.) There will be a memorial celebration on December 11, 2007 at
3:00 pm, Victoria Golf Club, 1110 Beach Drive. 429671
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/4/2007 - 12/6/2007.

McBRATNEY, Ricky June 4, 1979 December 4, 2006 In Loving Memory of my only
son Ricky Years vanish like mist off the ocean You have always shined in my
life like the stars The only thing left is my caring devotion With the fact
that love is still ours xoxo Mom, I love you son. 428852
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

MELLGREN, Per G. December 4, 2005 Nothing can ever take away, The love a
heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him
near. Missed dearly by his loving wife Delia (Dee), his extended family in
Courtenay and his golf friends in Qualicum Beach, BC. 428514
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

PELETIER, Ronald Harry Age 69, died on November 29, 2007 at home in
Richmond, BC. Ron was born in Glasgow, Scotland on October 3, 1938 and came
to Canada in 1947. He graduated from King Edward High School, Vancouver, BC
in 1956 and preceded to join the Royal Canadian Navy and trained as an
Electrical Technician. Ron served on many ships during his 28 years in the
regular force starting on HMCS Bonaventure through to his last ship HMCS
Qu'Appelle. Ron is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Mary Gordon and
Jean (Brad) White of Victoria, BC, Anne (Ralph Maddox) Meredith of Sydney,
Australia, and his sister Jean Gardener of Richmond, BC. Ron's grandchildren
Siobhan, Logan, Kayleigh, Tim, Chantal, Nick, and Taylor will miss their
"Pop or Poppy" as they lovingly called him. Ron was predeceased by his wife
Theresa in May 2001 and his parents Herbert and Mary Peletier. After calling
Victoria home for many years, he moved to Richmond, BC in 2004 and enjoyed
his last years with Irene Wallis who lovingly cared for him during these
last few months. Memorial service to be held on Wednesday, December 5th at
11:00 am at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron's memory to the BC Children's
Hospital Foundation, 4480 Oak St. Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4 or at
Fair Winds and Following Seas 429643
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

PIETARINEN, Toivo Olavi He will be dearly, dearly missed A charming, sweet
gentleman, adored by many. He inspired and often surprised others with his
self discipline and enormous determination to live the best quality of life
despite the challenges he faced, and overcame many odds in his 84 years.
Born in Finland in 1923, he immigrated to Canada at 27 years old and spent
his working life as an Industrial painter and refinisher. In his leisurely
life he had a great love for family, nature and the outdoors, fishing,
hunting, woodworking and was happiest building or fixing a great assortment
of things He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his many
friends and family in Canada, US and Finland, especially his long time
friend and loving wife Katherine, loving daughter Angela and his grandsons
Austen and Chase who brought sunshine and laughter to his life. Special
thanks to his nephew Pertti, for all his love and support, especially
throughout these last months. The Rathje family for their love throughout
the years. For the caring neighbours of Livingstone Avenue who were there
for him in times of need. For all the exceptional care he received from the
wonderful staff at Oak Bay Lodge and the staff and residents of Shannon
Oaks. He left us peacefully in light and love on November 25th and will be
fondly remembered. Cremated in Victoria. A tribute will be held Saturday,
December 8th at The Shannon Oaks Residences, 2000 Goldsmith St., Victoria,
BC in the lower level Ballroom from 4-6pm. Correspondence will be received
through his daughter Angela at 429682
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/4/2007 - 12/5/2007.

PISTELL, Arthur Wilfred Art left us peacefully on November 26, 2007, after a
very full and eventful life. Born in Victoria on September 21, 1920, he was
predeceased by his wife Marjorie in 1999, to whom his devotion remained
steadfast. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by their son
Larry, daughter Marilyn Deveson and her husband Rick, grandchildren Derick
and Julie. Art drove streetcars and buses in Victoria for 41 years, retiring
from BC Transit in 1984, and was a member of the View Royal Volunteer Fire
Department for 25 years. He will be remembered for his quiet resolve and
trustworthy manner, and his ability to fix anything that needed it. A
special note of thanks to the nursing staff and doctors on 6C North at
Victoria General Hospital. A private remembrance was held in Art's honour.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
of BC and Yukon, or to the BC Branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/3/2007 - 12/4/2007.

RIGGS, Edna Passed away suddenly on Friday, November 30th, 2007 in her 80th
year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Bob. Dear mother of Bob (Maureen),
Bonnie (Gordon), Bob (Cathy), Bud (Lynn), Bill (Lezlie), Bill (Barb), Beth
(Bill), Bernie (Dean), Barb (Chris) and Brian. Loving grandmother (grandma,
nana, GGM) to 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Devoted sister
to Winnie. Predeceased by Theresa, Charles and William. Edna was a retired
registered nurse with over 20 years of service at Trenton Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the Catholic Women's League and the Royal Canadian
Legion Branch 110. She will be sadly missed by her extended family and
friends. The family will receive friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60
Division Street, Trenton on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of
Christian Burial will be offered at St. Peter's Church, Trenton on Thursday,
December 6th, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Father Brian McNally officiating. Interment
Mount Calvary Cemetery. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Canadian
Cancer Society, the CNIB or Charity of your choice would be appreciated by
the family. Online condolences at 429596
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

SANSREGRET, Lee May 2nd, 1965 December 4th, 1987 It's hard to believe it has
been 20 years. You are still so sadly missed. Mark and family. 429714
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

SCOULAR, Nellie Passed away peacefully on November 25, 2007 at the Glangarry
Hospital at the age of 88 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving
husband Marshall Scoular, as well as nieces, nephews and friends. No service
by request. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society. 429666
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 12/4/2007.

VINING, Robert Kenneth The king of Seven Oaks has left us. Born April 10,
1928 in Luscar, Alberta, Robert passed on November 30, 2007 in Victoria. He
was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Winnifred, his brother Charles and
his sisters Edith and Patricia, leaving only Phyliss of the Original" Vining
family. Left to mourn his passing, his loving wife and best friend of 60
years, Jean. To carry on his memory Dad has his sons, Brett (Patricia) of
Nanaimo, Gary (Sue), Michael (Rita) of Victoria and Samuel (Yvette) of
Surrey. Granddad had 10 grandchildren, Lanceson, Tara, Trenton, Caroline,
Anna-Jane, Suzanne, Adam, Amanda, Kelly and Kurtis. Great-Granddad also had
2 great-grandchildren Desiree and Addison. Bob's working life was spent in
the service of his country royal Canadian Navy 1945 1950, The Federal Fire
Department 1950 1663. The Municipality of Esquimalt, Esquimalt Police
Department 1963 1973, and the Province of British Columbia, BC Sheriff
Services 1973 to 1987 when he retired. Bob's career and sports interests
gave him the opportunity to use his personality and charm to befriend people
from all walks of life, be they young delinquents to supreme court judges,
or amateur to professional athletes. Bob's retirement years were filled with
joyful travel experiences with his good friends. He loved to prowl his Seven
Oaks Fifedom entertaining every dog or neighbour with whom he came upon. He
was an example to us all of the finest qualities a man can possess; honesty,
integrity and compassion. A Celebration of his Life to be held at First
Memorial, 4725 Falaise Dr, Saanich at 2:00 p.m. Friday the 7th of December
2007. Interment to follow at Royal Oak Burial Park, 4673 Falaise Drive. Send
condolences to (saanich link). 429663
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/4/2007 - 12/6/2007.

WARFORD, Ruth Patricia Passed away peacefully on November 29, 2007. Born on
July 15,1937 in Dartmouth, NS. She is survived by her loving husband Jim
Warford; son Brian Heppel (Diane), grandchildren Tyler and Alex; daughter
Karen Labossiere (Phil), grandchildren Toni and Aaron; son Kevin Heppel,
step daughters Lynne Lowe (John), Val Dring (Ray) and grandson James. Also
survived by sister Audrey Haskins (Ken) and brothers John Eldershaw (Linda)
and Bernard Eldershaw (Rose), Frank Taylor and sister-in-law Carolyn
Eldershaw. Ruth was a 27 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion. There
will be no service at her request 429521
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 12/3/2007 - 12/4/2007.

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