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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; Monday, January 07, 2008
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Victoria Times-Colonist; Monday, January 07, 2008 > Victoria home

Obituaries and Guest Books for 1/7/2008
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BROWNSEY, Georgina Rose Born in Duncan, BC on June 4, 1925, Mom passed away
peacefully on January 4, 2008 in her 82nd year. Mom will be deeply missed
and forever remembered by her loving husband of 60 years, Reg, daughter
Joanne (husband Terry), daughter-in-law Julie, and granddaughters Heather
and Jana (husband Shane). Predeceased by her loving son Mark in 2005.
Throughout her life, Mom was devoted to her family, her church and her
community. She was a life-time member of the Duncan United Church Woman's
Auxiliary, a 55-year member of Cowichan District Hospital Ladies Auxiliary,
and a faithful canvasser for several local charities. It was her joy to
volunteer in the Church Nursery for 25 years, seeing some of the babies she
rocked and tended, now with babies of their own. She willingly stepped in
where needed and considered it a privilege to be of service to others. Mom
was happiest in her kitchen, always ready to put the kettle on for tea or to
make room at the table for one more. She enjoyed many happy retirement years
with Dad, travelling in their trailer and to various parts of the world. We
have been blessed beyond measure to have had this wonderful lady in our
lives and we will remember her always. Our deepest thanks to the caring and
kind staff of Cairnsmore Place during mom's final years. Family and friends
are invited to attend a memorial service for Geo at Duncan United Church,
246 Ingram Street, Duncan BC on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 1:30 pm,
Reverend Barwise officiating. The Lord gives one blessing unlike any other
The heartwarming love of a wonderful mother." Emily Matthews 435670
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/7/2008.

COPLEY, Sally (nee Kirkland) January 23, 1928 December 29, 2007 After a long
battle with Alzheimer's disease and family by her side, Sally passed away
peacefully on December 29, 2007 in Victoria, B.C. Predeceased by Arthur, her
husband of 50 years, and her brothers Ian and Murray Kirkland; she is
survived by her children: Richard (and Trena) Copley, Carol (and David)
Giles, Steven (and Christine) Copley, also her grandchildren Sophie and
Claire Hesling. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her as Sally, Mum,
Nana, Aunt Sally, and Momsy. A celebration of her life will be held
Saturday, January 12th at 2pm at First Baptist Church, 877 North Park St. In
lieu of flowers, any donations to the Alzheimer Society would be greatly
appreciated. 434941
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2008 - 1/7/2008.

HOOK, James Nov. 21, 1937 Jan. 7, 2007 Forever loved, always remembered,
Never forgotten. I miss you. Love Marilyn 434780
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/7/2008.

HOWARD, Mary Susan (nee Davidson) May 8, 1916 January 4, 2008 Mary Susan
(Davidson) Howard of Calgary passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4,
2008 at the age of 91 years. Mary was born in Coleman, AB on May 8, 1916 and
lived there and in Rosedale, AB before moving to Calgary. She attended Elbow
Park School, Western Canada High School, Mount Royal College and graduated
from the University of Alberta in 1937 with a degree in Home Economics. Upon
graduation she worked as a home economist with the City of Calgary Electric
System (now Enmax) where she met a young electrical engineer working with
Calgary Power Ltd. (now TransAlta). After marriage Mary and Bert moved to
Montreal. In 1947 they returned to Calgary where they stayed until 1960 when
they returned to Montreal for another fifteen years before moving back to
Calgary for good. As a young girl growing up in Elbow Park Mary received a
Silver Cross medal from the Girl Guides of Canada for saving a young girl
who was about to drown in the Elbow River. She was active in the Glencoe
Club where she was a figure skater since its inception and had memberships
in the Calgary Golf and Country Club, the Royal Montreal Golf Club, and the
Beach Grove Golf Club. Mary enjoyed bridge and the activities of PEGG Wives
and Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. She golfed and skied for most of her life from
the days of using climbing skins on Brewster Mountain at Sunshine in the
1930s to the modern days at Sunshine, Lake Louise, Quebec, and Europe. She
and Bert travelled widely and in particular enjoyed cruises to the Orient,
Europe and South America. In 1997 she travelled by herself to the game parks
in South Africa and two years later to the Red Sea and India. Her memory
will always be cherished by her family and friends. She is survived by her
sons and daughters-inlaw, Tony and Noreen, Daryl and Diane, and four
grandchildren, Ryan, Karen, Brianne, and Drew. She was predeceased by her
husband Bert Howard; her parents, William A. Davidson and Ethel (Cogland)
Davidson; and daughter-in-law Bonnie. A Memorial Service will be held at
McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary,
AB) on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through . In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be
made to the Mary (Davidson) Howard Bar None Award at the University of
Alberta, Office of Alumni Affairs, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H1 or to a charity of
the donor's choice. The family's heartfelt thanks go out to the staff of
Wentworth Manor and Dr. Bob Lampard who was so kind and helpful during her
stay at the Manor. In living memory of Mary Howard, a tree will be planted
at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park
Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., Calgary, AB Telephone:
1-800-661-1599. 435649
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/7/2008.

PRINGLE, Willette Josephine (nee McDonnell) Jo Pringle was born April 14th,
1909 at St. Pauls Hospital, Vancouver. She died in comfort at the Victoria
General Hospital, January 3rd, 2008. She will be lovingly remembered by sons
Ken (Diane) and John (Kumiko), by her grandchildren (Sara, Tina, Jennifer,
Aaron, Jamie and Derrick), and her 8 great grandchildren. She was involved
with the Langford Elementary School PTA, the Langford Cub Pack, and later
was the owner of a Langford landmark, the Trolley Diner. People still rave
about the Diner's famous hamburgers and pies. Jo finished her working career
as a Practical Nurse, working at the Priory and numerous Oak Bay rest homes.
She was a most conscientious and loving care-giver, often going well beyond
the call-of-duty. Similar treatment was accorded friends, whom she
frequently drove to local events and to her favourite haunts such as
Goldstream Park and Hurricane Ridge, picnic basket in hand. She maintained a
garden well into her nineties, and was determined to remain in her home to
the end: She was taken from home to hospital December 28th. A public viewing
will take place between 1900h and 2100h, Monday, January 7th, at Sands
Colwood Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue. A memorial service will be held at
1100h, January 8th at Gordon United Church, 935 Goldstream Ave., Langford. A
reception will follow. Please contribute to a charity of your choice in lieu
of flowers. 435642
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/6/2008 - 1/7/2008.

SEIFRED, Dorothy Eva (Johnston) Dorothy passed away peacefully on January 2,
2008, at the age of 88 at Mt. Tolmie Extended Care Hospital in Victoria,
following a stroke. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by
her family: son John of Vancouver; daughter Anne Kirkaldy, husband Ron and
grandchildren Ewan of Nanaimo and Allison of Victoria; son Bruce, wife
Sandra Sobko and grandson Stefan of Calgary; and son Grant, wife, Marilyn
and grandchildren Alexander and Natasha of Burlington, Ontario. Dorothy was
predeceased in 2004 by her loving husband of 61 years Edward, in 1988 by her
eldest son Edward (Ted), and in the previous decade by her younger brother
Robert of Los Angeles, California. Born on April 1, 1919, in Winnipeg,
Dorothy graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA and BEd. There
she met her future husband. They married in 1943 and started a family after
Ed's service overseas. Dorothy always maintained a loving home throughout
their frequent transfers across Western Canada in support of Ed's career as
a comptroller for Hudson's Bay Company. In 1978 Dorothy and Ed retired to
Victoria where they honed their golf and bridge skills, travelled the world
and first experienced the joys of grandparenting. Mom was a sweet and loving
woman and a most devoted, attentive and loving wife, mother, grandmother and
friend. She enjoyed her time with family and friends, her PEO sisters, her
balcony garden, reading, volunteering with the Everywoman's bookstore,
crosswords and Scrabble. Mom was the glue of our family, staying in touch
with friends and family across Canada with chatty phone calls and
exquisitely penned letters. As a mother of five, food and cooking figured
prominently in Dorothy's life. While the family fondly recalls their annual
camping trips, the logistics of feeding seven using a Coleman stove and
cooler may have made Dorothy's reminiscences slightly less glowing. Later in
retirement, Dorothy enjoyed whipping up many fabulous dishes for a gourmet
dining group. Though petite, Dorothy never ceased to amaze with her healthy
appetite. Her children carry on mom's legacy through an appreciation of food
and the continued preparation of treasured family recipes. A memorial
service will be held on Tuesday, January 8 at 10:00 a.m. at First Memorial
Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, followed by a reception. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Many thanks to Agneta, Sheila, Ian and other devoted staff at Mt. Tolmie
Hospital who have been so kind and loving to Mom for the past three years.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2008 - 1/7/2008.

STILES, Muriel Muriel passed away peacefully at Innisfail, Alberta on
December 27, 2007. Muriel was born at Oldham, Lancashire, England on August
2, 1910. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Never idle, Muriel
was an avid reader, excellent cook, seamstress, gardener, golfer and artist
who persevered through her 97 years always with grace and dignity. Muriel
will be missed by all who knew her and lovingly remembered by her six
children; Stephen (Irene) Stiles, Susan Edwards (Bob Ross), Katherine
(Robert) Carver, Anne Hunt, Robert (CarolAnne) Stiles and Mary Lou (Don)
Osmack; her 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and one great-great
grandchild. She is survived by her sister-in-law Margueritte McDonald and
family; nephew and godson David Turner and nieces Judy Chrichton-Maitland,
Nicola Pyatt and their families. Muriel was sadly predeceased by her loving
husband Robert in 2005; by sonsin-law Robert Edwards and Garry Hunt, sister
Anne Gore and brother Hugh Turner. A memorial service was held to celebrate
her life at Calgary in St. Peter's Anglican Church on Monday January 7, 2008
at 1:30 p.m. As a memorial tribute to Muriel Stiles a tree will be planted
in the Tree Memorial Park (Innisfail) by HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD.
Innisfail Funeral Home & Crematorium 441549th St. Innisfail Telephone
227-0006 435221
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 1/7/2008.

TOWNSLEY, Dr. Benjamin Reid Born March 28th, 1919 in Toronto, Ontario. Reid
passed away Dec. 24th, 2007 on Salt Spring Island, B.C. He is survived by
his wife, Esther, his children Frank, Mary Jane (Richardson), Rod, six
grand-children, and two great grand-children. Reid served in the Canadian
Armed forces during WW II as a doctor and was stationed overseas. Following
the war, he established a general practice in North Vancouver, and then
specialized in anesthesia in 1955. Reid had a passion for sailing, and
shared many holidays with family and friends. Reid and Esther also traveled
extensively throughout the world. After retirement, Reid and Esther moved to
Salt Spring Island at which time he discovered golfing and gardening in
addition to his continued love for sailing. Special thanks to Dr. Leavitt
and the staff at Greenwoods for the special care they gave to Reid in his
time of need. He was a great husband and father, and will be missed dearly
by all those that knew him. As per his last wishes there will be no funeral.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/6/2008 - 1/7/2008.

ZELLINSKY, Stephen Douglas Steve passed away in Victoria, BC on January 2,
2008. He was born on July 7, 1948 in Victoria BC. Steve is survived by his
wife, Patricia; son David (Rebecca); mother Van; sisters Jane, Kennard
(Barry), Maryanne Laing (Gerry), and Chris Osolit (Gary); nieces, nephews
and mother-inlaw Anne Grant. Predeceased by father Walter and sister
Theresa. Steve was a caring husband and father, and just loved being Dave's
Dad. Steve loved playing sports including hockey, football (Victoria
Hornets) and lacrosse (Victoria Jr. A. Shamrocks). He also volunteered as a
trainer with the Victoria Jr. Shamrocks and the Mt. Doug Rams Football Team.
The former fulfilled a lifelong dream; the latter gave him great
satisfaction and enjoyment over 10 years. Rhythm and funky music were deep
in his soul. Steve attended UVic for one year, where he met wife of 34
years, Pat. He graduated from UBC in 1973 with a BSc. in Rehabilitation
Medicine. He was Assistant Director of Physiotherapy at the Royal Jubilee
Hospital for a time, and then opened a private physiotherapy practice in
1980, initially in partnership. Steve cared deeply for his patients and
their well being he was the quintessential physio. A memorial service
celebrating Steve's life will be held at Lambrick Park Church, 1780 Feltham
Street, on Tuesday 8, January 2008 at 11:00 am, Pastor Randy Hein and
Reverend Laura Butler. Special thanks to the Victoria Hospice team and to
Angela for their care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt.
Douglas School Football Program, 3970 Gordon Head Rd. Victoria, BC, V8N 3X3,
Victoria Hospice, or the charity of your choice. 435505
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 1/5/2008 - 1/7/2008.

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