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Victoria Times-Colonist; Sunday, May 06, 2007 > Victoria home

Obituaries and Guest Books for 5/6/2007
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ALBERTS, Earl Died peacefully May 1, 2007 at East General Hospital in
Toronto in his 92nd year after suffering complications from surgery. Born
November 10, 1915, in Loverna, Saskatchewan, he was predeceased by his wife
of 40 years, Patricia (Lacey); daughters, Gayle Arthur Hepditch and Carol
Ann Cox; brothers Howard and Lloyd; sisters, Marjorie Leppert, Clara
Warrington and Marion Smith and son-in-law Brian Bridger. He is survived by
children, Charlene Bridger of Peterborough, Maureen Werner of Toronto, Gary
(Karen) of Victoria, sons-in-law Bill Cox (Carolyn) of Napanee and Frank
Hepditch (Sharon) of Orillia; grandchildren Cheryl Arends (Ralph) of Barrie;
Stephen Bridger (Sharon) of Toronto; Susan Arthur (Jamie Voskuil) of Toronto
and Glenn Arthur. He was Great Grampa and Papa Dada to his great
grandchildren, Cobie, Ben, D'Arcy, Michaela, Cooper, Henry and Brian. He
will be sadly missed by his only surviving sibling, Grace Kennedy of
Lethbridge, Alberta. Educated at the University of Saskatchewan where he
earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Earl served as a flight sergeant in the
RCAF during the Second World War. Prior to his war service he joined the
S.S. Kresge Co., working as a manager at numerous stores in Stratford,
Ottawa and Toronto. On many occasions, he was voted "Manager of the Year" by
S.S. Kresge employees. Earl retired in 1975 after a 40 year career. His last
position was as Executive Buyer at the Kresge Head Office in Toronto. For
Earl, retirement was anything but boring. Always in search of a bargain, he
was an astute shopper at both retail stores and at garage sales. He also was
an avid golfer, a voracious reader and had a keen interest in the stock
market. His commitment to his family was evidenced by his generosity and his
penchant to keep in touch. He was fiercely independent, had a dry sense of
humor, was mischievous, charming, and kindhearted to friends and family A
special thank-you to Dr. Kevin Workington, primary nurse Wendy, and Earl's
kind caregivers on G5 for their sensitivity and wonderful care. A private
funeral service will be held at The Chapel of St. James-the-Less in Toronto
on Monday, May 7. Interment to take place in at Sanctuary Park Cemetery in
Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either The Multiple
Sclerosis Society or The Canadian Cancer Society. 366050
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/5/2007 - 5/6/2007.

DAVY, Norman Derek February 11, 1963 May 2, 2007 The family of Norman Davy
is stunned and shocked at his sudden passing on May 2, 2007. Predeceased by
his mother and father, Joan and Bob Davy, he leaves to love him his sisters
Roberta (Bobbie) Mitchell and Suzanne (Susan) Mills, and his brother-in-law
Al Mitchell. Norman's life was a gift, and his death is as much a part of
that gift as was his life because it has filled our hearts and minds with
beautiful memories of him. He loved, and he was loved and cherished and
cared for by his own family, his foster family, caregivers, friends and
coworkers. Norman was born in Ottawa, Ontario on February 11, 1963. Joan and
Bob were overjoyed at the birth of their son and his arrival delighted
Bobbie and Susan no other little boy's arrival could have been more
celebrated. The Davy family moved to Courtenay in 1966, where Norman's gift
for making friends from all walks of life was soon in full swing. Mum, Dad,
Bobbie and Susan would be with him in a store, at the park or on the street,
and strangers would say Hi Norman" he knew them all while we were mystified
as to how or where he had met them. Our family relocated to Victoria in
1971, where Norman's gift for socializing and melting people's hearts became
even more developed. From the bus drivers, waitresses, shopkeepers and
neighbours on St. Charles Street and in the surrounding Fairfield area he
made friends whose genuine caring for him, and our family, was a great gift.
Norman attended Cedar Lodge School in Cobble Hill for several years,
followed by Victor School in Victoria. He then attended programs at the
Frederic Ozanam Centre, of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Victoria,
where he enjoyed many educational, developmental and social activities. Our
family cannot adequately express our thanks to all staff and professionals
involved in his development and growth through the years he spent with you.
In recent years Norman's involvement with the Victoria Special Olympics saw
an amazing transformation in him. He loved all his sports bowling, curling,
soccer, T-ball and snowshoeing, and he really blossomed into a team player
and athlete, while his physical health was the best it has ever been. His
most recent accomplishment was winning two silver medals for snowshoeing in
the BC Winter Games. There is truly no way to say thank you to the coaches,
volunteers, athletes and friends Norman made in Special Olympics thank you
so much. An impossible task is to try to name everyone who has touched
Norman's life, and our family, but we must mention some and we sincerely
apologize if, in our grief, we forget someone who is important to us and to
Norman. To Carole, Chris, Alison and Evan James, and to Al Gerow; to Mavis
and all of your extended families you made him truly a part of your families
and we can't ever express how we feel about you. To the friends and
neighbours on Lewis Street and in the James Bay area there is, again,
absolutely no way we can tell you how much we love you for loving him. To
Rose-Marie Fogarty, to Brenda & Barry Loney, to his housemates Ken, Keith,
Neal, Bill and Maggie to all of them and the network of friends, respite
caregivers and neighbours thank you. To Bobbie and Al's circle of friends,
you know who you are we love you and thank you. To all Al's family thank you
for your role in Norman's life and for including him in so many family
gatherings. Heartfelt thanks to the caregiver who was with Norman when he
collapsed, to the ambulance attendants, VGH emergency room staff, and the
Intensive Care nurses, doctors, counselors and the hospital chaplain. You
treated us with gentle concern and, more importantly, respected Norman and
your tender care of him will never, never be forgotten. A tea and sharing of
memories will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at First Memorial Funeral
Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, starting at 2:00 p.m. Please wear something
red, which was Norman's favourite colour and, if you can, bring small jar of
smooth peanut butter (he loved it!) which will be donated to a food bank.
Donations in Norman's memory would gratefully received by either the
Frederic Ozanam Centre of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Victoria, 4349
West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 3E8 or by the Victoria Special Olympics,
PO Box 32048, 3651 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8P 5S1. 366187
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/5/2007 - 5/6/2007.

HAMILTON, Kenneth Laverne May 3 1932 February 26 2007 Ken passed away
peacefully on February 26th, 2007, at Glengarry Hospital. He was predeceased
by his wife Diane in 1991, his father Harold in 1954, his mother Evelyn in
1998, and his stepmother Margaret in 2005. He is survived by his son Noel
(James), two brothers Clare and Guy and numerous family. Ken was born in
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, came to live in Victoria in the 1940's and married
Diane here in 1961. Ken made his career with B.C. Forrest Products until his
retirement. Ken was a kind, easy-going, gentle and contented man who enjoyed
the outdoors, cars, gardening, and animals. We appreciate all of the kind
efforts and support of the many doctors, nurses and staff at both The Royal
Jubilee and Glengarry Hospitals. We love you and will remember you see you
for lunch on Monday Dad. At Ken's request there will be no service. 364464
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/4/2007 - 5/6/2007.

HAMILTON, Lacey-Rae We are heartbroken to announce that our beautiful,
beloved daughter was suddenly taken from us on April 28, 2007. Born in the
Victoria General Hospital on May 14, 1983. She leaves to mourn her devoted
parents, Raymond and Janice Hamilton; her brothers, Curtis and Claeton;
great-auntie Mona and uncle Dan; aunts and uncles, Karen and Briane Cook,
Dorothy and Karl Hein, Sharon Nicol, Patti and David Weems, Brenda and
Maurice Labonte and cousins, Karly and Mike Cook, Troy and (Anna) Junge,
Heidi and (Jamie) Cander, Jayson Junge, Roseanne Nicol, Angie and (Robert)
Hall, Robert and Kathy Weems, Roger and Jacalynn Labonte and numerous other
relatives. Lacey made many friends in her short life. We will always miss
and remember her loving, sweet, kind nature. Her love of life was contagious
in her wonderful laugh, smile and sense of humour. She will be forever in
our hearts and we thank God that he gave us our Lacey-Rae; if only for a
short time. "To know her was to love her". The warmth of her love and the
pride that we take in having raised her, will be with us always. She
enriched our souls and now she is in God's tender care. "Rest now our sweet
angel, until we meet again." Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 7,
2007 at 1:00 pm at Sequoia Gardens Memorial, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria.
Reception to follow. 366111
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/5/2007 - 5/6/2007.

HARKNESS, James (Arni) 1927 2007 Arni passed away peacefully on Wednesday,
May 2, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys, of 59 years;
daughter Janet (Mel); daughter-in-law Karen; grandchildren Tammy, Cindy and
Colin; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Alison, Tanner and Nicole. Predeceased by
his son Dale. He will be remembered by his family for all his little pranks
and sayings. He spent the last 17 years being very active with their Strata.
No service by Arni's request. In lieu of flowers donations to the Kidney
Foundation of Canada B.C. Branch. A celebration of life tea will be held on
Monday, May 7 at 2:30 at The Brittany (meeting room) 3009 Brittany Drive.
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/4/2007 - 5/6/2007.

HERBERTSON HADFIELD, Joan Frances (nee Cross) March 29, 1936 to April 21,
2007 Joan was born in Victoria and grew up in Oak Bay, attending Willows and
Oak Bay High School. In 1956, Joan married Robert Bernie Herbertson and
built a home in Gordon Head where she resided until her death. Joan was
proud of her deep roots in Victoria and spent the last years of her life
gathering information on her family; she was a descendant of both the Wille
family (Wille's Bakery) and the Baker family (Baker Brick and Tile/Victoria
Ice Company). Joan was predeceased by her father, Frances Stanley Cross, her
mother; Queenie Cross (Baker); her husband of nearly 50 years, Robert; and
her nephew David Maeren. Joan is survived by her husband, Stuart Hadfield
(his daughter Zea, son Darren and grandchildren Zachary and Mia); her
children, Dale (Alexa) and their children Aidan and Declan, Vancouver, B.C.;
Laura Winter (Bruce) and their children, Christina, Eric and Vanessa,
Victoria, B.C.; Gary (Danielle) and their children, Lauren and Rachel,
Victoria, B.C. Joan is also survived by her sister, Carol Maeren (Val),
Winnipeg, Man; nephew, Darryl Maeren and his children, Jennifer and Justin,
Winnipeg, Man; and nephew David's children Chantel and Melissa, Winnipeg,
Man.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Wilks (Jack), Victoria, B.C., and her children,
Michael, Stephen, Brian and Susan and their families. Joan spent her
lifetime collecting friends and being very involved in the community. She
was a long-time employee with School District 61, spending most of her
working years at Fairburn Elementary School and Arbutus Jr. High School. She
enjoyed a special friendship with Delores Stevens (Robinson) for over 65
years through school years, marriages, children, grandchildren and
retirement. Joan enjoyed many hobbies, activities and travel, particularly
taking cruises. Joan and Stu met through the Victoria Hospice family socials
in late 2005 and enjoyed a brief (November 2006), but satisfying and very
happy marriage. Joan passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 21st from a
short, but courageous fight with acute leukemia and surgery, with Stu by her
side. All who knew her feel she is gone much too soon. Many thanks to
everyone for their kind messages of condolence. Donations may be made in
Joan's name to the Victoria Hospice Outreach Programs or to a charity of
your choice. Joan's friends and extended family are cordially invited to
join her husband and children for a celebration of Joan's life on Sunday,
May 27, 2007, from 3pm to 5pm at Uplands Golf Course. 366328
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

JOHNS, Gerald Ronald (Ron) March 26, 1918 April 28, 2007 Our Dear Dad,
father-in-law, Husband, Grandpa and Great Grandpa passed away after a short
bout of Coronary Disease. Dad was born in Victoria to Florence and Gordon
Johns. He spent his entire life in Victoria except for his navy days from
1940 to 1947 when he travelled the North and South Pacific. Dad married
Zelma (Tooke) Wille Dec. 17, 1946. In the 1950's they adopted Kathy and
Debbie, making the family complete. After leaving the Navy, Ron took a job
with Island Tug and Barge, and later worked in the Automotive industry.
Ron's real passion was boating and fishing, spending most of his spare time
on the water. The highlight of his fishing adventures was landing a 57 pound
Chinook in the Queen Charlottes in 1994. Dad retired at age 64, so that He
and Mom could spend more time boating. Dad was a real gentleman, a wonderful
Dad and a great Husband. He leaves behind his loving wife Tooke, daughters
Kathy Murray (Ontario) and Debbie Coburn (Roy) Victoria, grandchildren Deana
Vandermeer (Ontario), Christopher Coburn (Vanessa) Victoria, and great
grandchildren Katie Hawkins-McCaskell, and Megan Vandermeer (Ontario), and
Sydney and Brendan Coburn of Victoria. No Phone calls, Flowers or cards
please. Emails welcome: Dad, you will forever be in
our Hearts. 365990
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/5/2007 - 5/6/2007.

KNAPPETT, Gladys Nora (nee Andrews) Gladys Nora Knappett passed away May 1,
2007. She was born in Powell River on April 29, 1926. She is survived by her
sons Andrew, John (Betty Ann), Glen (Elena), Gordon and daughter Katherine
(Rick). Grandchildren include James, Kristina, Daniel, Martina and Claudia.
Gladys grew up on Vancouver Island and spent her formative years in
Courtenay, B.C. where she was an active member of the community. A
participant of the Comox Mountaineering Club, a member of the Business and
Professional Women's Club and a competitive downhill skier in the local ski
scene. She married Alan Knappett and settled in Saltair, B.C where she
raised five children. She served as a bookkeeper on Saltair Recreation
Commission and was a member of the Saltair Ramblers and Duncan Ladies Hiking
Club. She had many passions, including leather craft, Scottish culture,
dancing, amateur video, hiking, sewing, travel and most of all, her family.
Gladys enjoyed meeting new people whom she treated with kindness and
compassion. She had a gift for talking and greeting others as if they were a
new best friend. Gladys moved to Victoria in 1996 where she was Treasurer of
the Victoria Video and Film Club and a member of the Social Butterflies. In
Victoria she once again made many new friends and gained their respect and
love. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. By the deceased
wishes there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers a donation to a
charity of choice would be preferred. My heart's in the Highlands, my heart
is not here My heart's in the Highlands a chasing the deer A chasing the
wild deer, and following the roe My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I Go!
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/5/2007 - 5/6/2007.

Our Betty-Ann Lumley May 6th, 2005 Days and years have passed, and we still
search for your smile and reach for your hand, You are our Angel in the
Heavens, reaching halfway Your memory is cherished in all of us and we live
for you and those you love. Love you forever Your Family. 366087
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

MCADIE, Lorne James Born June 30, 1920 at Chauvin, Alberta. Passed away
peacefully May 3, 2007 at Duncan, BC surrounded by his wife of 61 years
Joan, daughter Judy of Calgary, son and daughter-inlaw Jim and Pam of
Burnaby. He is also survived by his son-in-law John and grandchildren Keith,
Karen, Teresa and Colin, as well as his two brothers Vern and George. There
will be a celebration of Lorne's (Jim's) life Saturday, May 12 from 1-3 pm
at the family home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB or
the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to: 365939
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

MICHELSEN, Eric November 29, 1919 May 6, 1973 Remembering Eric and The
Broome Hill Golf Course, (jpm) 1959 1996 for happy day.s 366374
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

PRICE, Michael Bruce Born January 31, 1953. Passed away May 2, 2007. Michael
is survived by his Mom and Dad, Vicky and Ralph Price, 3 brothers, Ed, Jeff
(Susan) and Paul (Lynda) and their families including numerous nieces,
nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews. Mike also leaves behind his loving
best friend, Deb Scuddermore. Private service. Flowers gratefully declined.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of Greater
Victoria. 365775
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/4/2007 - 5/6/2007.

RATCLIFFE, (Bob) Robert Louis Born January 3, 1917 in Peace River, Alberta,
passed away May 3, 2007 peacefully at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. One of ten
children. He lived on the Saanich Peninsula for over sixty years. Worked at
VMD Victoria and owned a berry farm. Dad was a long standing member of the
Army, Navy and Air Force # 302 for over 40 years. He leaves behind Lillian
(John) and Cassandra Denovan of North Saanich, with whom he lived with for
13 years, Roberta & (Hugh) Bexrud of Langford and Gordon & (Margaret)
Ratcliffe of Fort St. John. He leaves seven grandchildren Cassandra, Cheryl,
Naomi, Brandy, Matthew, Don, Mark and Peter (deceased) and 10 great
grandchildren. He also leaves one brother and sister and many nieces and
nephews and many friends. He will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service
will be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 2:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral
Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, with a reception to follow. Send condolences
to (Saanich link) 366396
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

RAWLINS, Gina Lea (nee Herkes) 1956 2007 Gina's Mom, Lois, returned on March
28th to take her home where there will be no more suffering and pain. Gina
leaves a huge void in the lives of her three greatest loves Lia (Craig),
Graham and Lauren. Others left to mourn are her dad Bill, brothers Reid
(Deb), Russell (Lorrie), Bruce, niece Jen (Marc and Kalen) and nephew Hart.
She will also be missed by her near lifelong friend, Bill. Gina will be
gratefully and lovingly remembered by Barrie, her partner of 10 years. As
well, Aunts, Uncles and cousins will sadly miss her. Gina was born in
Campbell River and raised in Victoria. She had a great love of flowers,
gardening, birds and nature. She loved spending her summers camping along
side the Oyster River with Barrie and her boys, Scout and Arlo. Gina was
also a keen fisherman especially in the rowboat during Tyee season. Gina
always had a place in her heart and home for kids that were having problems
in their lives. Friends and family are invited to join in celebrating Gina's
life on Saturday, August 11th, 2007, starting at 1pm at the Tyee Club in
Campbell River. A reminder will be placed in this paper as the time
approaches. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation may do so by visiting There you will find a place to
leave a Tribute or in Memoriam for Gina. 366334
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

WALKER, Constance (Connie) December 25, 1912 May 1, 2007 A special mother
and grandmother passed away peacefully May 1, 2007 at the age of 94. Connie
is fondly remembered by her son Greg (Sonia); grandsons Dean, Brent, and
Colin (Mamiko); and Gail Walker. She was predeceased by her only daughter
Dorine in 1981 and her husband Jim in 1990. A Memorial Service will be held
on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Kensington Shepherd's Care,
12603-135 Ave., Edmonton. In lieu of floral tributes donations may be made
in Connie's name to the Alzheimer Society, 10531 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton, AB
T5H 4K1, or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to First Memorial Funeral Services Harmony Chapel
Edmonton, Alberta 780-439-3786 365299
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/5/2007 - 5/6/2007.

WEBERG, Roy Eric Gordon January 19, 1935 May 4, 2007 Gord passed away
peacefully at his home in Qualicum Beach with family by his side after a
courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Gord leaves behind his loving
wife of 49 years, Mary, daughters Terry (Al) Thorne, Wendy (Brad) Bredin,
son Dale, two daughters-in-law Lori Weberg and Brenda Weberg. Pre-deceased
by son Dennis in 1998. Five precious grandchildren, Gus & Denise Thorne,
Bryson Weberg, Wesley & Anna Weberg. Also survived by sisters Grace (Terry)
Walls, Sylvia Spoor, sister-in-law Inez Weberg and numerous nieces and
nephews. Gord was born at home on the farm in Jasmine, Saskatchewan. After
leaving home, Gord spent three years in the Canadian Air Force as a fire
fighter. Gord started working in the lumber industry in the early 1960s.
Gord worked for many years for Malloch & Mosely in Sooke, BC and then moved
the family to a logging camp in Whistler (now known as Function Junction)
where he continued in the industry for a few years before settling the
family in Squamish. In 1987, he retired from his own business, Gordendale
Logging located in Jarvis Inlet. After Gord retired at age 52, he and Mary
travelled extensively in their various motorhomes, across the United States
and Canada. He loved to cruise, and he loved to go to Alaska, whether by
cruise ship or car. They spent many memorable winter vacations in Yuma,
Arizona where the hot dry weather helped his debilitating arthritis. Dad
loved to have family gatherings Birthdays, Easter weekends, Xmas
celebrations were very special to him and he enjoyed having all the kids and
grandkids, extended family and friends around him. Gord admired and
respected his colleagues in the industry, many of whom became his life-long
friends; to mention a few: Andy B, Bruce C, Norm B, Sid R, Doug S, Ken P,
Paul T, Ed F, and his favourite bartender, Joe L. The family wishes to
extend their sincere thanks to Dr. G. Loughead, Dr. J. Oxley, Central
Vancouver Island In-Home Nursing (special thanks to Joy Brown) and Lindsay
at Oceanside Hospice for all their comfort and care, and all our neighbours
for their loving support and assistance. Gord was born at home, and passed
away at home we wouldn't have it any other way for him. Service to be held
at 2:00 pm Thursday, May 10 at Yates Funeral Service & Crematorium, 1000
Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family request
donations be sent to Oceanside Hospice Society, 210 Crescent Road West,
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1J9. 366416
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

WILKINSON, Jeannine Tragically lost her life in an apartment fire on
Thursday April 26, 2007. Left behind to mourn her death are her sisters,
June, Carol, Deborah, Katherine and Jeanette, her beloved twin sister.
Brothers Robert and Norman. Jeannine was predeceased by her older sister
Gail, father George, mother Rita and sister-in-law Lorraine. No service has
been announced. 366430
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

ZAHARICHUK, Olga Passed away peacefully on April 17, 2007 in Sidney, BC.
Born on April 15, 1916 in Beverly, AB, the first child of Hnat and Mary
Ukrainec (Nowakowski). She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years,
Stephen Zaharichuk, youngest daughter Catherine (9 years), and sisters
Jeanne Englert and Christine Ukrainec. Leaving to cherish her memory are
daughters Evelyn (Michael) and Jean (Steve), her beloved grandchildren
Arthur, Andrew (Jacqueline), Jeannie (David), John (Griffin), Stephanie
(Kent), step-grandchildren Elizabeth (John), Jennifer (Kayne), Shaun and
great-grandchildren Jacob, Diana, Ian, Eamon, Saskia, Kai, Alexander and
Katie. The family is grateful for the excellent and compassionate care that
the staff at Rest Haven Lodge provided. A celebration of her life will be
held on Sat., July 14, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at the
Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra St., Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Peninsula Stroke Recovery & Activity Centre, PO
Box 164, 7835 East Saanich Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 2C3 or Rest Haven Lodge,
2281 Mills Rd., Sidney, BC V8L 2C3. 366395
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/6/2007.

ZWINKELS, Anna Gerarda Maria (nee Groenewegen and married to Hendricus
P.E.M. Zwinkels) Born in Naaldwijk, Holland on May 26, 1932, Anna sadly
passed away on May 1, 2007 at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital in Victoria.
Anna was one of twelve children of Nicolaas Groenewegen and Cornelia van den
Berg. Predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Hendricus (Hank) on
June 3, 2003. Anna is deeply missed by her three children, Joanne of Ottawa
(Terry Cyr), Carla of Victoria (Curt Service) and Henry of Edmonton (Patty
O'Mara), five grandchildren, five surviving siblings (Nicolaas, Beatrix,
Jacobus, Cornelia, and Adriana) and the many people who were touched by her
courage and candor. Anna was extremely proud of her five granddaughters,
Vanessa Service, Rachel Cyr, Genevieve Cyr, Christina Service and Kathryn
Cyr, who in turn, adored their grandmother (Oma) for her wise counsel and
enjoyment of simple pleasures. Although she was a tiny woman, Anna had an
enormous inner strength to work through adversity and to live life on her
terms. She was an avid reader and books were her prized possession. She
continually looked to these books to satisfy her insatiable curiosity and
desire to understand life's many mysteries. We hope that she found the
answers she was searching for and can now rest in peace. The family would
like to thank the professional and loving care that Anna received both at
the Jubilee Hospital 4 West and in the Palliative Unit at the Saanich
Peninsula Hospital. A funeral mass will be held on May 9, 2007 at the Chapel
of the Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney at 1:00 p.m. with a
reception to follow. 366034
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/5/2007 - 5/6/2007.

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