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Victoria Times-Colonist; Tuesday, April 10, 2007 > Victoria home

Obituaries and Guest Books for 4/10/2007
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BASSETT, Raymond Miller BA (Queen's), LLB (Manitoba) 1925 2007 After a long
illness, Ray passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 8 surrounded by
his family. Born in Neepawa, Manitoba and raised in Cannington, Ontario, Ray
joined the army at 17 before attending Queen's University and later pursuing
a legal career that took him from Winnipeg to Montreal to Toronto before
finally settling in Victoria. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered
by his beloved wife Barbara (nee Blackett), children Jane Berlin (Saul),
John (Louise), grandchildren Sara and Andrew Ferguson, Adam and Jordan
Berlin, Owen, Spencer and Christopher Bassett and many other family and
friends. Ray is predeceased by his son Bill and brother John. Many thanks to
all the doctors and nurses at the Royal Jubilee Hospital Renal Unit who
helped make his last months so comfortable. Ray will be forever remembered
for his kindness, wisdom and sense of humour. A memorial service will be
held on Thursday, April 12 at 1:00 pm at First Memorial, 1155 Fort St.,
Victoria. Interment will be held at a later date in Cannington, Ontario.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

BERNARD, Theresa Marie Diana Born on a farm in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the
seventh of eleven children on May 18, 1923. Our loving Mother and
Grandmother passed away in her home surrounded by her daughters on April 4,
2007. The loving care, wisdom and support provided by the Quick Response
Team, Palliative Response Team, Beacon Community Services and The Red Cross
enabled her daughters, Henriette Fraik and Muriel Pilon to provide loving
and supportive comfort care for their Mother to allow her to peacefully die
in her home. A special thank you to Dr. Linda Reid, Yvon Mondor and close
friends. She leaves behind to mourn, her grandson, Anthony Fraik, her
brother, John Bernard, her sisters, Rita Fortier (nee Bernard) and Eulalie
Pelletier (nee Bernard), nieces and nephews, and many good friends.
Predeceased by her husband, Rolland Pilon and her daughter, Jeannine Pilon.
She lived passionately in the present moment A celebration of her life will
be held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2815 Cedar Hill Road at 1:00
PM, 12 April, 2007. 356766
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

COOK, Laura Died unexpectedly April 4, 2007. She is survived by her husband,
Byron, and their daughters, Jessica Cook and Sarah Cook. Also by her
brothers, Jeff White and Andrew White and her sister Karen White. She will
be remembered for her passion for Shakespeare, politics, and her love for
her garden. There will be no services, as she wished. Please make donations
to the Canadian Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers. She simply died too
young. Condolences may be offered to the family at 356820
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

FIRTH, Catherine 22 April, 1928 07 April, 2007 Catherine passed away quietly
and peacefully on Saturday after a relatively short illness. Predeceased by
her sister, Anne; she leaves behind her brother, Ian (Pat); nephews, Matthew
(Brenda) and Daniel; nieces, Alison and Sandy; also Debbie and grandnieces,
Sadie, Frances, Josephine and Kayanne and many many dear and close friends.
A reception in honour of Catherine will be held at Uplands Golf Club on
Sunday, April 15, 2007 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations
to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. 356824
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

HAMILTON, Margaret Gertrude "Peggy " (nee Ritchie) Peacefully at the age of
85, at home in Victoria on April 4th surrounded by her family. Born June
25th, 1921, in London, England. Beloved wife of the late Bill Hamilton,
daughter of George and Phyllis Ritchie. She will be fondly remembered by her
loving mother Phyllis, her children Jean, Barb (Gerry), Bob (Jane), Jamie,
Heather (Ken), grandchildren Trisha, Danny, Emma, Sophia, Poppy,
great-grandson Michael, and all other family members. Thanks to all the
care-givers from South Victoria, the Community Nurses, and the staff of the
Victoria Hospice that helped make her last months comfortable. She will
always be remembered in a special place in our hearts. A celebration of
Peggy's life will be held at St. Dunstans Church, 1806 San Juan Avenue,
corner of Tindel, Victoria, Thursday April 12th, 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Hospice Society of Victoria are welcomed. 356662
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/9/2007 - 4/10/2007.

HENRY, Ian 1932 2007 It is with sadness that we say good-bye to our Papa and
Grandpa, Ian Henry, predeceased by his wife Diane Lenore (nee Holloway). He
will be missed by children Jacqueline Henry (Ron Schwartz) of Halifax and
Sean Henry (Della Doore) of Victoria; grandchildren Ryan, Marc, Holly,
Hannah and Heidi; siblings David Henry of London, England, and Joan Kyle of
Belfast, Northern Ireland; nephew Paul Kyle of Perth, Scotland; and niece
Jacqueline Wilson of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Born in Belfast, Northern
Ireland, Ian immigrated to Canada in 1955 and settled in Montreal, Quebec,
where he married, worked and obtained his Bachelor of Commerce at Sir George
Williams. His career took the family to Toronto and south-western Ontario.
Later he moved to Calgary. Ian was a voracious reader and was passionate
about domestic and world affairs. A private family service will be held in
Halifax at a later date. Thank you to the staff at the Beverly Centre in
Calgary and to Mhairi MacDonald and Monika Kiss for their special care.
Forward condolences through In living memory of
Ian Henry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis &
Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.
Calgary, Alberta, (403) 256-9575 356734
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

KNELSON, Henry James "Hank" Passed away on April 7, 2007 at Cowichan
District Hospital. Survived by his friend and companion Bobbie Hill; wife
Elma; sons Brent (Shelley), and Kent (Lisa); five grandchildren; brothers
Jake, Bernie, Harry, Victor; and sisters Mary and Jeanie. Hank was born in
Dundurn, Saskatchewan in 1932 and in 1955 moved to Ladysmith, BC. He was the
founder of Mid Island Masonry in 1965. Hank was a bricklayer all his life,
and built most of the fireplaces in the area between 1965-1980. The family
wishes to thank the 2nd floor nursing staff at Cowichan District Hospital,
and a very special thank you to nurse Sandy. A celebration of life will be
held at Mount Brenton Golf Course, 2816 Henry Road, Chemainus, BC on
Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation for Cancer Care, 4-466
Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC, V9L 3R6. Online condolences may be offered
at 356949
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

LINNEY, Henry James Passed away on Friday, April 6, 2007 at his residence in
Victoria with his beloved wife, Vonnie Grice by his side. Predeceased by his
wife of fifty years, Charlotte nee Cameron. Leaving to mourn his passing;
sons, Russell (Verna) of Victoria, Melvin (Sue) of Newburgh, Ontario and
Grant (Nancy) of Georgetown, Ontario. Also remembered by Vonnie's daughters,
Sandra (Pat) of Manotick, Ontario, Lynda (Laurie) of Surrey, B.C. and
Deborah (Scott) of Manotick, Ontario. Special thanks to dear friends, Andy
and Greer Rosequist of Sidney, B.C. The family would like to thank the
Rotary Club of Victoria for their care and support over many years.
Appreciation is also extended to the Victoria Hospice Palliative Response
Team. If desired, donations would be appreciated to Victoria Hospice. 356905
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

MACARTHUR, Grace Olena (Dreyer) Grace passed away peacefully in Victoria,
B.C. on April 8, 2007. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years,
Mac. Grace was a loving mother to son Stanley (Linda) of Sidney, daughter
Linda (David) of Calgary, son Ronald of Red Deer and a very devoted
grandmother to Tara and Anique. Born in Montreal on January 21, 1922 to Aage
and Hilma Dreyer, Grace had five brothers and two sisters. She enlisted in
the Army on March 9, 1942 and became a CWAC. Grace worked her way up to the
level of Sergeant. On February 5, 1944 she boarded an Italian ship named
S.S. Bayono taking a group of CWACs to Britain. Grace worked as a typist at
Records Action in the Casualty Dept. in London until after the war. She fell
in love with Mac during the war and they were married in Herefordshire,
England on August 18, 1945. They returned home on the Queen E. and settled
in Montreal to raise their family. Grace was a volunteer, all her life, for
many organizations. In 1986 Mac and Grace retired to Victoria and have
enjoyed many years of traveling, golfing and volunteer work. Grace touched
many people with her compassion, humour and wisdom. She was a dedicated and
devoted wife and mother. All who knew her would attest to her strength of
will, spirit and determination. Grace will be sadly missed and never
forgotten. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 13, 2007 at
10:00 a.m. at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 1155 Fort Street. In lieu of
flowers, donations in Grace's name may be made to the Vancouver Island
Kidney Patient Association. 356844
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

MATYCHUK, Stanley Martin July 31, 1927 April 6, 2007 Stan passed away
peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital at the age of 79. He is survived by his
wife Florence, sons Daniel and Martin (Rhonda), grandchildren Jacob,
Julianna, Paul, step grandchildren Jordan, William, Corrina and great
granddaughter Britaney. Stan was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Mary
also his brother Albert and sister Agnes. He is survived by his sisters
Margaret (Leo) Helen (Dave), Bernice and Joan, also numerous nieces and
nephews. Stan served 25 years in the R.C.N. and finished his working life as
a Security Officer at the Parliament Buildings and BC Museum. There will be
no service at Stan's request. Friends are invited to drop by for a chat and
a coffee on April 15, 2-4 at our home at 3725 Casey Drive. 356841
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

PAWLUK, Roman George Our beloved father and friend died unexpectedly
Saturday, April 7th after suffering a massive stroke. Roman is survived by
his three children; Glenn (Cheryl), Dan (Anita) and Kristi; as well as his
beautiful grandchildren, Nicola and Ben. His wife, Donna, predeceased him
three years ago. He will be dearly missed by his sister Sonia (Stan) Janiec
of Toronto, Ontario and his brothers-in-law, Eric (Grace) McKay and David
(Susan) McKay of Vulcan, Alberta along with many nieces and nephews. Born
May 23rd, 1944 in Czechoslovakia, Roman moved to Canada with his family at
an early age. He spent much of his life in Alberta where he met and married
Donna in 1964. They moved to Victoria with their three children where Roman
had a successful career as a chartered accountant. Roman had a larger than
life personality and was often the centre of many a social gathering. The
room brightened and the mood lifted whenever he entered. He was a great
friend, a loving father and grandfather. Roman will be greatly missed and
his spirit will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. Special
thank you to Dr. Paul Novak and the staff of the Cardiac Care Unit of the
Royal Jubilee Hospital. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 16,
2007 at 10:00 am at First Memorial 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria. In lieu of
flowers donations to the Victoria Hospice are welcome. Send condolences to (saanich link). 356921
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

PRAUD, Doug 02 July 1945 to 02 April 07 It is of great sadness that we
announce the passing of Douglas A. Praud with his family beside him. Beloved
Husband and Soul Mate of Carol. Father of Teresa (Rob) and granddaughters
Shelby and Sara. He is predeceased by his brother Darryl (1964) and his
father Constance (1994). He leaves behind his mother Muriel Lucy Praud, also
his sister Darlene (Wes), his brothers, David, Dennis (Betty), Don (Darla).
Also many Uncles, Aunts, nieces, and nephews. Also his best friend Ted
Pacowski, and friends Marg Hanman, Lynn Ainscough and Joe March. And many
more friends. Thanks to Dr. Rabien, Dr. Wilde, Dr. Marg Smith, Dr.
Weinerman, Dr. Larsen. Victoria and Sooke Hospice and the Juan de Fuca Home
Support Team especially Nurse Christine Blair and Pat Poole and Ulf Gustavs.
No Flowers Please. Donations to The Cancer Clinic, Victoria and Sooke
Hospice. The funeral service will be held at Queen of Peace Parish, 851 Old
Esquimalt Rd. on April 11, 2007 at 12:10PM. Reception at First Memorial 1155
Fort St. at 2PM. 356193
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/9/2007 - 4/10/2007.

SINGER, Jack Jack Singer died April 7th at Oak Bay Lodge. He was born in
Galashiels, Scotland on May 8th, 1924. He will be greatly missed by his wife
of 57 years, Christine, son Grant, daughter Laura, and family and friends in
Scotland and Toronto. Many thanks to friends at Henderson Fitness Centre who
enabled him to keep going in his struggle with Alzheimers. No service or
flowers by request. 356702
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

SMITH, Diane Elizabeth (nee Bain) After a courageous 2 year battle with
cancer, Diane died peacefully at home with her family at her side on April
3, 2007. Predeceased by her mother Alice in 1969 and her father Cliff in
2004. Lovingly remembered by her soul mate and best friend Len and her
children Becky (Garry), Kevin (Krista) and Greg (Jen). She told everyone she
knew that she was so lucky" to be blessed with six precious grandchildren,
Chynna, David, Allison, Darren, Tyson and Mariah. Also truly missed by her
sisters, Jean (Allan), Doreen (Wayne), Audray (Bill), her stepmother Isobel,
step-brother Stan (Sharon) and numerous nieces and nephews. Diane was born
in Victoria on November 14, 1945 and grew up in Cobble Hill and Mill Bay.
She married Len in 1964 and together they raised their 3 children in Lake
Cowichan. Diane worked for BCFP/Fletcher Challenge/ Timber West in Caycuse
for 24 years from 1979 to 2003 when she happily retired. Diane touched so
many people with her heart of gold. The world was a better place with her in
it. Sadly missed. Never forgotten. We love you. In lieu of flowers, Diane
asked for the future health of her grandchildren a donation be made to the
Canadian Diabetes Association in her name. A Memorial Service and tea will
be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday April 10th at the Lake Cowichan Community Hall.
Condolences may be sent to: 356795
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/7/2007 - 4/10/2007.

THIESSEN, Thurlow Roland (Ted) August 15, 1932 April 7, 2007 It is with
great sadness we announce the passing of Ted, in Victoria, British Columbia,
after a brief illness. Ted was born in Regina, Saskatchewan to Jacob and
Doris Thiessen. As a child he lived in Winnipeg and several small towns in
Saskatchewan, graduating from high school in Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan.
After working for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a telegrapher, he joined
the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board, where he worked for 36 years,
retiring as Director of Finance. He was an honest, dependable and
hard-working man who put his family ahead of himself. He derived great
enjoyment as an avid philatelist, travelling, gardening, reading history and
fishing with his buddies. In recent years, Ted and Doreen spent the winters
in Victoria, BC with their children and grandchildren. Sadly mourned by his
wife of 46 years Doreen, his daughter Katherine (James Wale), his son Mark
(Ayako) and his beloved grandsons Justin and Benjamin Wale, all of whom he
dearly loved. He will also be missed by his extended family and friends in
Regina, Victoria and beyond. We, his family, will always remember him with
love. In keeping with his wishes, his life will be celebrated at a future
time by family and friends in Regina. His family wishes to thank Dr. James
Stockdill and his staff, and the doctors and staff of the BC Cancer Agency
and Victoria Hospice for their kindness and compassion in our time of need.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

WEAVERS, William Richard 'Bill' Born in Wivenhoe, Essex, England on November
17th, 1920 Passed away peacefully at home in Victoria, British Columbia on
April 6th, 2007. Bill Weavers, dearly beloved husband of Kathleen for 64
years. Loving father of Richard (Dale) and Susan (Doug Burley). Fondly
remembered by his 4 grandchildren, Sunny (Jamie), Kristian (Holly), Patrick
and Kathleen and his 4 great grandchildren, Jesse, Kiara, Kyleigh and
Gracie. He will be sadly missed by Sheila Weavers, his relatives and many
friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Sands Funeral Chapel,
'Memorial Chapel of Chimes', 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC on Saturday,
April 14th, 2007 at 1:30 pm followed by a reception in the Arbor Reception
Centre. 356847
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/10/2007.

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