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Vancouver Sun & The Province; Tuesday, January 13, 2009 > Vancouver home

Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 01/13/2009
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AASEN - Marie "Jessie" Amelia (nee Greiff) It is with great sadness
and much love that we announce the passing of our Mother Jessie. Born
Marie Jessie Amelia Greiff on August 14, 1921 in Tisdale, Saskatchewan
she passed away peacefully on January 4, 2009 in Delta, B.C. She is
survived by her sons Tom Pengelly (Beth) - Delta, Robert Roberts
(Gaye) - Kelowna, Kelvin Roberts (Karen) Vancouver Island, 8
grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Sister Dorothy Hodgins -
Aldergrove, brothers George Greiff - Maple Ridge and Bill Greiff -
Calgary, many nieces and nephews. After living in Victoria , Wales and
Manitoba, she settled in Vancouver in 1950, where she began her career
with B.C.Telephone as an operator, then supervisor, assistant chief
operator, and teacher. After 28 years she retired, but remained active
in the Telephone Pioneers and auxiliaries until recently. Mom enjoyed
her family and friends, gardening, knitting, reading, and the
occasional trip to the casino. She will be remembered as a wonderful
mother and provider. A family memorial will be held at a later date.
Remembrances to C.N.I.B and Canadian Diabetes Association.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

ALMEIDA Diana Mary Passed away January 2, 2009 surrounded by her 2
sisters. Leaving sister Tannia May and 2 children, Tara and Mark,
sister Naida Bassett, husband Bill, and their 2 children William and
Sarah, 2 great-nieces Trinidy (9) and Keara (4). Diana left a legacy
of an outstanding work ethic, with 40 plus years in the airline flight
industry. Diana touched so many with her loyalty and intellect.
Diana's remaining years were spent working with ABM where she was
supported by good friends and an energy beyond compare. Diana's life
was devoted to family, friends and the less fortunate. She always was
a pillar of support to all. Diana will be missed by all those who knew
her, she will be missed. In lieu of flowers please donate to the BC
SPCA in her name for her love of her own pets, Peta and Pasha.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

BARCLAY David Wesley - Wes Born August 4, 1926 passed away suddenly
December 12, 2008. He will be missed by Lil, his wife; daughter Diane
Kelleher; grandsons David and Kyle; Lil's children Christine (George)
Plante and Bill (Betty) Grose; grandchildren Kelly and Stacey;
great-grandchildren Samantha, Paige, Connor, Mikaylah, Corbin and
Nicholas; sisters Muriel and Norma; brothers Jackie, Warren and Bernie
and many other family members and friends. A service to celebrate Wes'
life will be held Saturday, January 25, 2009 at 1:00pm at the
Aldergrove Legion (26607 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove, BC).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

BARRE' (NEE DUCHARME) Claire Marie Claire passed peacefully into the
Lord's arms on January 9th at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops in
her 82nd year. Loving wife to Louis for 56 years and dear mother to
daughters Lucie (Guy), Lisa (Deryle) sons, Pierre, Jacques (Lauretta),
Marc and Georges and son-in-law Robert. She was predeceased by her
daughter Louise. Claire was a devoted grandmother to Tara, Theresa,
Gary, Ellen, Jordan, Kristine, Mark, Matthew and Eric as well as
countless extended family members and life long friends in both B.C.
and Quebec. Maman's passion was to Family, and Faith. Her kindness and
generosity to us cannot be adequately stated nor measured in this
brief obit.The loss is profound but our love prevails. Family and
friends are invited to the Prayer service in the St. John the Baptist
Catholic Church on Friday January 16th at 6:00 P.M.. The Reverend
Father Robert Haggarty O.M.I. will celebrate The Mass of Christian
Burial from the Church on Saturday January 17th at 11:00 A.M.
Interment will follow in the Lillooet Cemetery. Following the
interment service there will be a reception in the Parish hall at the
Church. The Family would like to thank all the Doctor's, nurses, our
parish Priest and all who comforted Maman, easing her voyage to
everlasting enlightenment. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
Lillooet and District Hospital, Box 249 Lillooet B.C. V0K-1V0. On-line
condolences may be expressed at Service arrangement
entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops, B.C.Telephone 250
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

BARTLEY Deanna L. (Hampton) 1953 - 2009Deanna Louise Bartley, age 55
of 108 Mile Ranch passed away peacefully after a brief illness. She
was born October 29, 1953 in Vancouver, BC the daughter of Ernest and
Patricia Hampton. Deanna grew up at Victoria Drive and 43rd Avenue and
worked for many years in her parent's Jewelry store on the "Drive".
She loved to look after pets and was known as a "Champion of all
Strays". Deanna was always giving and caring, a very generous lady.
She was predeceased by her parents and is survived by her husband
Bruce as well as her one sister Lynne (John) Hulstein, 3 nieces;
Mary-Ann, Christine, and Allison, her dog Nicky and Bart the cat. A
memorial service in Celebration of Deanna's life will take place in
100 Mile House, Saturday, January 17. A local Celebration will be held
at her sister's home in Coquitlam on Friday, January 16 at 2:00 pm. In
lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Deanna made to the SPCA, would
be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

BONNER Louis Charles (Chuck) Passed away January 9, 2009 at the age of
79 years. Chuck is survived by his loving family, wife Patricia;
children Marc (Diana), Karen Klein (Jim), Sandra MacKenzie (John), Tim
(Lisa), Catherine Adams (Scott) and Greg; 16 grandchildren; cousins
and other family and friends. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 315
Walker Street, Coquitlam where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated on
Wednesday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to
the Parkinson's Society of B.C. or Coquitlam Pro-Life Society would be
appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/12/2009 - 1/13/2009

2007 Those we love are never really lost to us - we feel them in so
many special ways - through friends they always cared about and dreams
they left behind, in beauty that they added to our days ... In words
of wisdom we still carry with us and memories that never will be gone,
those we love are never really lost to us... For everywhere their
special love lives on. We would like to thank everyone who gave their
love and support. Love, Mom, Dad, Dron and Matthew.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

CICCANTI Charlotte R.S. (Chucky) October 5, 1961 - January 2, 2009It
is with great sadness we would like to announce the passing of
Charlotte R.S. Ciccanti (Chucky). She will be sadly missed by her
family: Colin, Cody, George, Vera and all her family in Montreal.
Service will be held on Friday, January 16, 2009 at Hendersons Funeral
Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy. at 1pm.

COOPER Margaret Mrs. Margaret Cooper passed away suddenly on January
4, 2009. She was born Febuary 2, 1922 at Stornaway SK. There was no
funeral or service at her request but she would like to be remembered
in your prayers. A private viewing of the body by family members and
cremation was arranged by Oliveria Funereal Services. She leaves
behind her husband Ernest, sons Walter and Jack, daughter Lynn, and
her sister Ann, 6 grandchildren and 7 great-granchildren.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

Antonio Sebastiano D'Amici January 13, 2006 Forever loved and forever
missed. Love Bruna and family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

DICK Robert Vernon (Bob) Bob left us suddenly on January 8, 2009 at
Peace Arch Hospital after a brief illness. Bob was predeceased by his
first wife Emma, his sister Marjorie and his brother Ed. Left to mourn
are his wife Fay, sons Robert (Cheryl) and Brian (Elly) and daughter
Trish (Darcy); Fay's sons Neil (Michele) and Bob (Carolyn) and
daughter Laura; grandchildren Jesse, Megan (Kiel), Wesley, Gemma, Jeff
(Kristen), Tanya, Jay, Brody, Holly and Graeme and his brothers Gil,
Jack and Bill. Bob was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan on May 24th, 1928
and later moved with his family at the age of four to the Interior of
British Columbia (Lumby, Vernon) where he grew up. He moved to the
Coast as a young man and became active in the logging and forest
industry where he held various positions with MacMillanBloedel and
later with CIPA Lumber Company where he retired as Vice President and
General Manager in 1994. In retirement Bob devoted himself to his
family and remained very active. He took great pleasure in his garden,
his friends, golf and lawn bowling. The family would like to extend a
very special thanks to Drs Rudnik, Turner, Perlman and Scott as well
the staff of the ICU at Peace Arch Hospital for the incredible care
they provided to Bob as well as to the family all through the course
of his illness. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Victory
Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28 Avenue, Surrey BC on
Saturday, January 17th at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/12/2009 - 1/13/2009

Andrew Dolejsi Calm and peaceful he is sleeping. Sweetest rest that
follows pain; We who loved him sadly miss him. But trust in God to
meet again. Andrew you live in our hearts. Aunty Rina, uncle Dusan,
Mike and Dan.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

ELLIS - James Edwin (Jim) Born September 19, 1918 in Vancouver, B.C.
to James and Sarah Ellis. James Edwin Ellis passed away peacefully
January 2, 2009 at Fairhaven Care Centre, Burnaby. Jim will be sadly
missed and remembered by Annie his loving wife of 68 years, sons Bob
(Edith), David (Linda), John (Patricia); brother Bob and sister-in-law
Doreen; grandchildren Kathy (Rick), Cyndi, Jim (Kerris), Karen
(Chris), Jennifer (Kirby), Joe and 8 great-grandchildren. He was
predeceased by his brother Harry and sister-in-law Audrey. Jim lived
in the metro town area of Burnaby all his life. He served in the navy
in WWll as a chief petty officer. He then worked as a machinist and
later joined the Burnaby Fire Department and served for 28 years,
retiring as a captain. Jim's passion was golf and he played until the
age of 89. He always said he would like to come back as a golf-pro in
his next life. A celebration of Jim's life will be Saturday, January
17, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings
Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Professional
Fire Fighters Burn Fund would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

GIBERSON Emily Passed away on January 3, 2009 at the age of 102 years.
Predeceased by her husband George and son Sonny. Survived by one
sister, Chrissy Frizzel, and two sons Ronnie and David, and one
daughter Joan Sydorak, her daughters-in-law Joyce, Joan and Donna,
many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren,
and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on
Friday, January 23, 2009 at St. George's Church, 9160 Church St.,
corner of Church and Mary, Fort Langley, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

HUNT Anne (nee Hardy) Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2009 of
natural causes in Langley at the age of 95. She was born on April 19,
1913 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. In February 2001, Anne was
predeceased by her husband James Hunt. She is also predeceased by her
parents Margaret (Ford) and Henry Hardy; three sisters and one
brother. Anne is survived by her daughters Anne Wells of Camarillo,
CA, Jennifer Ciuccoli of Southbury, Connecticut; her brother Harry
Hardy of Burnaby, BC; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews. In 1949, Anne immigrated to Canada from
England. Later on in 1961, Anne emigrated from Canada to the USA. Anne
moved back to Canada several years later with her husband Jim. There
will be a Funeral Mass to be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January
14, 2009 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 20680 Fraser Highway,
Langley, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity
of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

JOHNSON Eileen Virginia On January 11, 2009 Mrs. Eileen Johnson of
Sherwood Park passed away with family by her side at the age of 91.
She is lovingly remembered by her three sons, Bruce (Gail), Kim
(Cathie) and Darik (Chris), one daughter Lois, five grandchildren,
Lorinda, Heather, Ken, Dean and Sandi, two great-grandchildren Elliot
and Ruby, two brothers Dick and Murray Cunningham as well as numerous
relatives and friends. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Ralph in
1991. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at
1:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 Raven Drive, Sherwood Park.
Eileen's final resting place will be with her husband Ralph at
Glenwood Memorial Gardens at a later date. Donations in Eileen's
memory may be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church, 4 Raven Dr. Sherwood
Park, AB T8A 2A6. To sign the book of condolences visit . Glenwood Funeral Home - Sherwood Park,
Alberta 780-467-3337
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

KRUEGER Isabel (Bruce) Isabel died peacefully on January 7, 2009,
after a long and gentle life. She was the daughter of the late
Frederick Bruce and Margaret Birnie Bruce, both born in Scotland, and
the widow of Clarence (Ron) Krueger, who died in 1991. She is survived
by her twin, Marg Richardson, of Ottawa, and her brother, Douglas
Bruce (Rosemary Ferguson), of Vancouver; by her daughter Lesley
Krueger (Paul Knox) and son Ron Krueger (Carol Gold); and by her
beloved grandchildren Gabe Knox, Sam Krueger and Rachel Krueger, all
of Toronto. She was predeceased in 1964 by her brother David Bruce of
Kenora, and by her brothers-in-law Bruce Richardson, Walter and
Michael Krueger, and sisters-in-law Margaret Bruce, Jeanette Bruce,
Ann Krueger and Iona Coutourier. Isabel Grace Bruce first opened her
big blue eyes in Winnipeg on November 5, 1918. She grew up in
Keewatin, Ontario, where her family called her Binks. Her 25-year-long
career as a nurse began at Winnipeg Children's Hospital, where she was
nicknamed Brucie and called herself a strawberry blonde. She later
fled to the relative warmth of Vancouver, where she worked at
Shaughnessy Veterans Hospital and Vancouver General. In 1952, she and
Ron moved to a house they built in the new suburb of North Vancouver,
where her many friends called her Betty. In her later years, she found
happiness with Ted Bennett, who predeceased her in 2006. Isabel loved
people, dancing, poetry, clothes, the Vancouver Canucks, shopping,
chocolates and bridge, and quietly supported many charities. In her
memory, please bite back a critical remark, offer help, or give a gift
that will bring someone joy. Her memorial service will be held at 10
a.m., Saturday, January 17, 2009 at First Memorial Funeral Services,
1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC; 604-980-3451.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

LORETTO Zena Guiditta January 27, 1932 - January 8, 2009 Zena passed
away peacefully with her family by her side at Vancouver General
Hospital in the early evening of January 8, 2009. She is survived and
will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jack of 54 years and her
son Peter (Tanya), grandsons David and Michael and granddaughter
Nicola. Zena was born in Kelowna, British Columbia to Carmen and Aida
Rantucci. She was the only daughter in the family and is predeceased
by her brother Romolo (Evelyn) and will be missed deeply by her two
surviving brothers Moroldo (Carol), and Elmo (Emma). Zena will be
missed by the many friends and family that she touched throughout her
life in the Okanagan and Vancouver areas. Zena loved her hometown of
Kelowna. Throughout her life she strived in athletics and was the
pitcher of the Kelowna junior girls championship softball team; most
notably the 1948/49 and 1949/50 Kelowna Junior Aces who won the
provincial title. Zena also represented the Kelowna Owlettes rep
basketball team in her hometown. Zena moved to Vancouver to do her
psychiatric nursing training at the Riverview Hospital, graduating in
1953. Between 1950-1953 she also played senior A women's softball for
the team sponsored by a well known distributing company at that time.
Zena was a maverick and unique woman in her time. She was a
compassionate and loving individual with strong family values that she
maintained throughout her lifetime. We will always remember her for
her sense of humour and her generous nature. Prayers will be said
Tuesday the 13th of January, 7pm at St. John the Apostle Roman
Catholic Church, 5457 Trafalgar Street, Vancouver, BC where Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday the 14th of January,
11am, Fr. John Pinto, OCD, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations
gratefully acknowledged to the British Columbia Alzheimer Society. "I
have a story to tell. A story about life. About thinking and feeling
and speaking from the heart" Love Zena (June, 1965) Kearney Funeral
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/12/2009 - 1/13/2009

McGREGOR - Fredrick Christopher Born in Vancouver on December 29,
1922, Chris passed away peacefully on his 86th birthday after a brief
illness. Predeceased by his loving wife Helen in 1997, he is survived
by his son David (Jose?e), and brother Duncan (Lorna). A man of many
interests and passions, Chris will be greatly missed by all that knew
him. He touched the lives of many and was always eager to help,
offering his expertise in many fields to solve various problems. He
was truly a unique and special person. A memorial service will be held
at Ryerson United Church (2195 West 45th) on Wednesday, January 14 at
2 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice in
remembrance of Chris would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/10/2009 - 1/13/2009

McREYNOLDS - Marjorie Rosa (nee Beauchamp) August 27, 1910 - January
10, 2009 Marjorie passed away peacefully in her extended care home at
the age of 98, after a long battle with arthritis and complications.
She is predeceased by husband, Reg, and brother Douglas. She is
lovingly remembered by John and Ann, her twin children, grandsons
David (Lesley) and Colin (Elaine). She delighted in the exploits of
her great-grandchildren Megan (6) and Erin (3). Marjorie possessed a
life-long love of children, a passion for music, classical and
semi-classical, gardening and the home arts. Born in Manchester,
England and trained as a secretary to work in London, she survived two
world wars there, before immigrating to Vancouver with her loving
husband and twins in 1948. Those who knew Marjorie were strongly
impacted by her sweet, gentle nature and wit. With inner determination
she surmounted life's obstacles while treading softly on the earth. A
private family service is planned.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

MURRAY Colin David Gardner Loving husband and father passed away
suddenly on January 7, 2009. He left us too soon at age 58. To mourn
with much sadness, love and great memories is wife Terry, son Sean
(Julia), granddaughter, Lilyaunna, and his 4-legged fishing pal,
Logan. He will be deeply missed by sister, Lorea (Ron), brothers Allan
(Donna) and Gordon (Val), his parents David and Isobel Murray, and
many relatives and friends. The family invites you to celebrate his
life on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Richmond Funeral
Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made in Colin's memory to P.A.D.S.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

PARRY Albert (Bert) Edward Born in Turtleford, Saskatchewan in 1936,
died on December 19, 2008 of complications related to Lung Cancer. He
was predeceased by his wife, Leanora, and will be deeply missed by his
his 4 daughters, 1 son, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson, as
well as his partner Jean Bruce and her family and friends. His family
will host a small gathering of remembrance of Bert in Ladner at the
McKee Seniors Center, (Ponderosa Hall) on Sunday, January 25 at 2pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

PATERSON Clare Bendikte (nee Read) Born January 7, 1919 in Trail, BC.
Passed away peacefully January 9th, 2009 in Vancouver with her
children, Randy, Linda and Susanne at her side. Clare was raised in
Calgary and worked in Munitions and Supply for the federal government
in Ottawa during the war years. In 1942 she married James Elliott
Paterson who predeceased her in 1981. At war's end they relocated to
Vancouver where they raised their family. Survived also by three
grandsons, Scott and Stephen Dunbar and Christopher Vaughn, her loving
companion, John Gilmour, and her two sisters, Norma White of Victoria
and Mildred Setterington of Toronto. A private celebration of
remembrance is being planned by the family. Our gratitude to the SCU
staff at St. Jude's for their compassionate and gentle care in her
last years. In lieu of flowers, donations in Clare's memory may be
given to St. Jude's Anglican Home, 810 West 27th Avenue, Vancouver,
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

PFAFF - Ruth Joy (Joyce) Joyce lost her battle with cancer and left us
on January 7th in Langley, B.C. and will be greatly missed by her
family and friends. Joyce was born in Melville, Sask. on June 20th,
1934 and is survived by her loving husband Barrie, her mother Adeline,
her son Dale (Sue) and grandson Chris, also survived by her loving
sister Irene Bolenback (Norm) and many nieces and nephews. Joyce was
predeceased by her father Jack and brothers Melvin and Richard. A
memorial service will be held on January 15th at 2:00 PM at the Fraser
Heights Funeral Chapel, at 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, In lieu of
flowers a donation to the Freemasons Cancer Car Project, 1495 West 8th
Ave, Vancouver, would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

RUTHERFORD Margaret S. Meg passed away on December 30, 2008 at
Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver. Meg was born on September 12,
1912 in Co. Durham England, the daughter of Robert and Julia Oates.
Predeceased by her first husband Rev. Gilbert E. Mitchell and also her
second husband James E. Rutherford, Meg leaves surviving sons Hugh,
Jim and Richard Mitchell, grandson Sean (Sylvia), great grandchildren
Alexander and Isobel, stepdaughters Anne Fraser (Glen) and Jane
Rutherford. Meg will be sadly missed by many friends in England,
Jamaica and Canada, and will always remembered for her vivacious
personality, keen sense of humour and decorum. A service to celebrate
her life will be held at St. Catherine's Anglican Church at Ridgewood
Street, North Vancouver on Saturday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu
of flowers, a donation may be made to the SPCA.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

SHAW Frances Theresa (nee Wawrzynkiewicz) It is with great sadness
that we announce the passing of our beloved Mom, Grandma and "Big
Grandma" on January 3rd 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Malonton, Manitoba on January 21st, 1920, she moved to
Vancouver as a young girl where she resided for most of her life until
spending her last few years in Ladner. She was predeceased by her
loving husband Emil in 1998, baby daughter Catherine in 1954 and
son-in-law Harry Wilkinson in 2005. The youngest in a family of 8, she
was also predeceased by her 6 sisters and 1 brother. She will be
forever loved and missed by her family of 2 daughters and son-in-law,
Joanne Wilkinson and Pat (Danny Wilkinson), 6 grandchildren, Michelle
(Ray Yan), Jennifer (Jeff Roberts) Jason, Catherine, Michael and
Heather Wilkinson and 8 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Aaron,
Andrew, Christian and Sophie Yan and Ben and Liam Roberts. She will
also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, family and friends,
whose lives she touched. A mass to celebrate her life takes place on
Thursday January 15th 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Church 3900 Arthur
Drive, Delta. Her gentle spirit, loving heart, kindness and generosity
were a blessing to all who knew her. An avid gardener with a passion
for flowers and her feathered friends, we invite you to feed the birds
over winter and sow seeds in the spring, in her honour. A special
thanks to the staff at Delta Hospital for their care and support
during the past few months. Memorial gifts, in Frances' name, to the
Cancer or Alzheimer's Society, The Delta Hospital Foundation or your
local bird sanctuary would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

TAYLOR Margaret B. February 23rd, 1909 - January 5th, 2009 It is with
great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Taylor on
January 5th, 2009. She is joyously reunited with Bernard, her beloved
husband of fifty-seven years. Margaret is survived by her brother, Bud
Godfrey, and her two daughters Joan Hawkins and Eleanor Johnson. She
is also survived by seven grandchildren, Joel (Carol), Wendy (Grant),
Carrie (Rob), Leah (Wayne), Mark (Tanya), Doug and Brent (Kimiko), and
seventeen great-grandchildren. Her secret to a long life was her
positive attitude, sense of humor and thorough enjoyment of family and
friends. Margaret was born in Vancouver and enjoyed her short career
as a teacher of new Canadians, briefly teaching at an open air school.
She loved gardening, sewing, knitting and crafts. Margaret was an
enthusiastic member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization
(PEO) for sixty years, and served as the BC Provincial President. She
was also a faithful member of Knox United Church for fifty years, and
moved to Tsawwassen eight years ago where she began attending
Tsawwassen Alliance Church. Margaret illuminated many lives, and will
be greatly missed by all who knew her. A celebration of Margaret's
life will be held on Saturday, January 17th, at 1:00 PM at Knox United
Church, 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver, BC, with a reception to
follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Program
for Continuing Education via Chapter AE P.E.O. Sisterhood, contact
Sheri Gutteridge, 4390 Skyline Drive, North Vancouver, BC, V7R 3G7.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/12/2009 - 1/13/2009

UMANN Herbert (Herb) August 20, 1928 - January 8, 2009 After a brief
stay in Peace Arch Hospital, Herb passed away peacefully on Thursday
morning January 8, 2009 with his wife Sigrid by his side. Born in
Tiefenbach, Cze and with an engineering degree from Staatliches
Holztechnikum in Bavaria in 1956, Herb and Sigrid emigrated to Canada
in 1959. They lived first in Ontario, then moved to BC, finally
settling in Ocean Park in 1991. Herb was well respected in his
profession and retired in 1993 after 28 years with Weldwood. He was a
member of the Science Council of BC. Herb will be remembered for his
dignity and good humour. He was a gentleman in the true sense of the
word, and dealt with his failing health with patience and with
appreciation for the devotion and care he received from Sigrid. They
were very happy to be able to celebrate 50 years of marriage in August
of 2007. Herb will be dearly missed by his wife Sigrid, and by
numerous relatives, friends and work colleagues both in Europe and
Canada. There will be a gathering of friends at Victory Memorial Park
Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC in the Tea Room on
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm. If you wish, memorial donations
in Herb's name could be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

WARREN Norma Louise (nee Chalmers) Born May 6, 1926, a lifelong
resident of Port Coquitlam, passed away January 8th, at 82 years of
age. Norma is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bill Warren and
three children and eight grandchildren: Lorne and children Chris and
Kevin, Cathy, husband Richard and their children Robyn, Allison and
William - Shane, wife Kathleen and their children, Daniel, Karlee and
Devon; daughter-in-law Lois and husband Phil. Norma was predeceased by
her son Greer in 1994. Norma was always surrounded by family and
friends. She enjoyed her church, handicrafts, bridge, gardening,
"out-to-lunch bunch", travel, and Greer family reunions with her
American and Canadian cousins. She taught all her kids to swim in the
Coquitlam River and the value of a good book. Norma was a graduate of
the Royal Columbian Nursing College in 1948 and a R.N. until her
retirement in 1983. We appreciate the great care Mom received at
Hawthorne Care Centre and the extra care provided by a great group of
Mom's friends. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hawthorne
Care Centre in Port Coquitlam or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Memorial Service at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Avenue in Port
Coquitlam, Friday, January 16th at 1 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

Michael Earl Wood May 1/1941 - Jan 14/2008 A Heart of gold stopped
beating, two shining eyes at rest. God broke our Hearts to prove he
only takes the best. There will always be heartache and many silent
tears, but we have our precious memories of the days when you were
here. When we were all together the love that's in our hearts you will
walk with us forever, with all our love your sadly missed. Your loving
wife Helen, sons Scott, Steven and Michael, families and extended
Hawaiian families and many friends. Love and Aloha.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/13/2009

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