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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; March 26, 2009
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 07:33:50 -0700


Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, March 26, 2009
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Obituaries and Guest Books for 3/26/2009
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ARMSTRONG George Maxwell July 7, 1920 - March 23, 2009 One of the true
gentlemen of Vancouver passed away suddenly but very peacefully at the
Delta Hospital in Ladner, BC at the age of 88. George was born in
Calgary, Alberta but the family soon moved and settled in Vancouver,
BC. He proudly served his country during the Second World War as a
radar technician and spent two years in Egypt. A well respected
businessman, George devoted his life to Andrew Sheret Ltd. where he
started at the bottom sweeping floors and rose through the ranks to
become their General Manager. There he met and married the love of his
life - Faye. George will be lovingly remembered by all that knew him,
but most by his daughter Lynne, her husband Doug and George's two
cherished granddaughters Lisa and Carly. Towards the end, George
commented "Don't worry about me and be sad because I have lived the
most wonderful life." No Service by request. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


BAILIE Raymond John (Ray-RJ) Died suddenly at his home in Vancouver on
March 13th, 2009. Raymond John was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario
and moved to Vancouver about 13 years ago. He has worked in
construction in the Vancouver area since then. He is survived by his
children, Wolfgang, Marilyn and Charlotte and their mother Kelly
Hannah. He will be sadly missed by his whole family, sisters Mary Lou
and Shelagh (Noel) and nieces Stephanie and Victoria. He is the son of
Mary (Bailie) Tice and Stepson of Earl Tice of Nanaimo, BC. He is the
son of the late Raymond Bailie of Etobicoke, (Toronto) Ontario and
Stepson of Brenda Bailie. The funeral service for Raymond John will be
held in Nanaimo at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure
Bay Road on Friday, March 27th at 2:00 pm. Cremation will take place
in British Columbia and the interment will be with his father in
Toronto, Ontario. If you wish to donate in memoriam to your favourite
charity it would be appreciated by the family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/25/2009 - 3/26/2009


BENNETT Lorraine Mildred (nee Le Poidevin) It is with great sadness we
announce Lorrie's passing on March 24, 2009 at Maplewood House in
Abbotsford at age 101 years. Born in Vancouver in 1908 she lived for
over 85 years in the Mission and Abbotsford areas. She was Canada's
oldest polio survivor contracting the disease at the early age of
eighteen months. This handicap did not impede Lorrie's joy of living
and she contributed greatly in charity work throughout many decades, a
feat that was recognized when she received the Mission Pathfinder's
award in 2007. Predeceased by her husband Dick in 1994 she is survived
by her daughter Jan Coleman (Robert) Langley, B.C., and son Vern
(Heather) Toronto, ON; and by grandchildren Rosslynn (Mark) Denton,
Shannon Coleman, Patrick Coleman, Jonathan (Wendy) Bennett, David
Bennett, Peter (Renee) Bennett, Haley Bennett, Nicolee Tattersall, and
Blain Tattersall. She is also blessed with six great-grandchildren;
Chelsea, Ella, Thomas, Andrew, Ivy and Samuel. A service will be held
at Trinity Memorial United Church of Canada, 33737 George Ferguson
Way, Abbotsford, BC , on March 27, 2009 at 2:00 o'clock. Condolences
may be offered to the family at www.remembering.ca . In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to the Post Polio Awareness & Support
Society of BC (PPASS) at No. 102 - 9775 4th Street, Sidney, BC V8L
2Z8.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


BOURGET Raymond Ignace Passed away peacefully, Monday, March 23, 2009
at Vancouver General Hospital a week before his 78th birthday. He is
survived by Loraine his loving wife of 56 years. He will be remembered
by his children; Robert (Nancy), Suzanne (Ross Jones), Yvonne (Rob
Newmarch), Roger (Alison), Richard (Liz), grandchildren; Nicole,
Jeffrey (Bee), Daniel, Gordon, Stephen, Matthew, Savannah, Justin,
Alexis and Luke, his brother Rene (Joan) as well as many other
relatives and friends. Raymond was born on March 30, 1931 in Lintlaw,
Sask. He moved to Vancouver at the age of 16 and started work as an
electrician. Raymond was a member of the IBEW Local 213 and was proud
of his accomplishments. He joined the CYO at Blessed Sacrament and was
a member of the Knights of Columbus. A mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, March 27, 2009 at Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church, 3040 Heather Street, Vancouver, Rev.
Vittorio Scomparin, Celebrant. Donations can be made in memory to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


BRATINA Blaz It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
Blaz Bratina. Blaz was born in Ozaljska Preseka, Croatia on January
13, 1927 and passed away on March 20th, 2009 at Vancouver General
Hospital. He is survived by his children; Steve (Vanja), Brian
(Carmen), Jasna (Branko) and Emil (Jeanine), grandchildren; Jason,
Martin (Heidi), Nera, Brian, Tanya, Christopher and Rheanne, sister
Stanka Peretin in Croatia and nieces and nephews in Canada and
Croatia. He will be greatly missed. Funeral Service will be held on
March 30th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000
Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers,
donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


(Memoriam)
Ruth E. Brawn May 1934 - March 2003 Sad and sudden was the call. So
dearly loved by one and all; Her memory is as dear today, As in the
hour she passed away.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


CAMPO May Florence (Nee Gourley) February 10, 1927 - March 19, 2009
May slipped away surrounded by those who loved her. May was born in
Belfast, Ireland and immigrated to Canada at the age of one. May is
survived by Elias John Campo; her loving husband of 63 years. May also
leaves behind her son Ron (Jackie), Daughters; Lynne and Cheryl.
Grandsons Brandon (Rose) and Cameron as well as a great-grandson
Koliah. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff of
Lynn Valley Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations in May's memory may
be made to the Alzheimer's Society of BC. A celebration of May's life
will be held; Saturday, March 28th 2pm at First Memorial Boal Chapel
1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


CHAHAL Sarbjeet Singh It is with great sorrow that we announce the
sudden passing of our beloved Father, Sarbjeet Singh Chahal, on March
18, 2009 in Surrey, BC. Survived by his wife, children and
grandchildren. He also leaves behind beloved relatives and wonderful
friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at
12:30 pm at Riverside Funeral home in Delta, BC. Prayer service will
follow at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Sikh Temple on Scott Rd. in Surrey, BC.
Donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of British Columbia.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/25/2009 - 3/26/2009


CHAN Anne Chui Hung Passed away at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, on
Friday, March 20, 2009, at the age of 48 years. Anne is survived by
Chris; daughters Amanda, Monika, Katrina; and other family members and
friends. Funeral Service for Anne will be held on Saturday, March 28,
2009, at 10:00am at Arbor Cremation Centre, 14664 - 72 Ave., Surrey.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


CHONG Chin Kong Passed away on March 24, 2009 in Burnaby, at the age
of 76. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009 at
10:30 am in the chapel of Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 - 72nd
Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian
Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


COLES Frances Elizabeth Passed away peacefully with her family by her
side at Fleetwood Place, Surrey on Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the
age of 92 years. Frances was predeceased by her parents Leonard and
Catherine Collishaw. She is survived by her beloved husband of 71
years, Leslie; daughters Joan Donn (Jerry), Jean Thomas (Russ), and
Leslie Charlton (Dennis); 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 5
great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family members. A
Celebration of Frances' life will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009,
at 2:30pm at Fleetwood Place Recreational Room, 1601 - 183 Ave.,
Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would
be greatly appreciated by the family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


COURSLEY Gerald November 16th, 1925 - March 23rd, 2009Gerry passed
away peacefully with family at his side on March 23rd, 2009 at Royal
Columbian Hospital. He was a loving husband, devoted father and
grandfather, a cherished friend and colleague. Gerry is survived by
his wife Gloria, children Judy (Gary), Connie (Jerry), Jill (Joe),
Geoff, Janice (Steve), and eight grandchildren, Laura, Jenna, James,
Maggie, Sarah, Kellie, Stephanie, and Brett. Legendary for his quick
wit and poignant puns, Gerry was also extremely musical and played the
"squeeze box" and piano by ear. Later in life he began to compose
musicals and became interested in writing. He had a passion for
politics and history, plus a general curiosity about the universe.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 16th, 1925 he graduated from
the University of Manitoba medical school in 1950. While practicing
family medicine in Saskatchewan, he met Gloria, a nurse who became the
love of his life. They married in Armstrong, BC, in 1951. Gerry
completed residency in chest and cardiovascular surgery at the Mayo
Clinic in 1956, then moved to the West Coast. He had a busy thoracic
and vascular surgical practice in the lower mainland. Upon retirement
from surgery at RCH, he formed the Westminster Vein Clinic and
continued to practice until May 2008. Many thanks to the 6 North
nursing staff at RCH. No service by request. A celebration of life
will be held Saturday, March 28th at the Vancouver Golf Club, 771
Austin Ave. Coquitlam from 1pm - 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/25/2009 - 3/26/2009


EARLE J. Norman Passed away peacefully at home in Burnaby on Friday,
March 20, 2009. Norm touched many lives and was much loved for his
energy, generous spirit and great sense of humour. He leaves his
loving family in Newfoundland and many close friends in Vancouver with
wonderful memories. He will be greatly missed. There will be a public
celebration of Norm's life to be held at Subeez Cafe at 81 Homer
Street on Sunday, March 29, from 4pm - 7pm. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made in Norm's memory to the Mood Disorder
Association of BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


(Memoriam)
Agnes Mo Chan Fong August 10, 1933 - March 26, 1999 In loving memory
of a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. It has been 10 years but it
seems like yesterday...we still remember your smiles, laughter, joy
and vigor for life. We remember and miss you everyday. With love from
husband Dick, and family Greg, Gigi, Francis, Virginia, Henry, Andrea,
Kirby, and grandchildren Kristen, Vanessa, Stephanie, Bryan, Rachel
and Sean.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


GOY Arthur Burwell Celebration of Life to be held at Lochdale Hall,
490 Sperling Ave., Burnaby - April 7, 2009, 1:00 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/24/2009 - 3/26/2009


HALLGARTH-ERRAND-McDANIEL Kimberley Lynne She was brought to us 08 07
1975 She was taken from us 03 15 2009 Kimi We will always take care of
your Hailey bear! Survived by (Daughter) Hailey, (Brothers) Jamie,
Chris, Rob, Ken, (Sisters) Vickie, Tammy, (Father) Bill, (Husband)
Harry, (Nieces) Heaven and Larrisa, (Aunts), (Uncles) and many
(Friends). We will continue to remember you and keep you in our hearts
for the rest of our lives, we love you Kimi !!!! Kimi was born a
Hallgarth Lived life as an Errand Married a McDaniel If you knew Kimi
you would say she was a happy person and the proudest mother ever. She
would always smile never really letting you know when she was down, an
absolute joy to have around. Sadly Kimi was taken from us; there are
no real answers to her death, but we hope that this will be solved
soon so whoever did this is found. Kimi will not get to see her
daughter grow; this meant the world to her. You deserve to be
punished. While you run free I hope you think about the little girl
whose mother you took. "Little Hailey Bear" Anyone with any
information please contact the Burnaby police. There will be a
memorial service for Kimi at the Port Kells Community Hall, Saturday,
March 28th, 2:00pm 2009, 18918 - 88th Ave Surrey, B.C. There is a
trust fund set up for Hailey Bear to help her have the life that Kimi
wanted. Donations can be sent to The Hailey McDaniel Trust Fund Branch
No. 9208, Account No. 6373295 R.I.P. KIMI
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


HAND Melville (Mel) November 20, 1920 - March 21, 2009Dad passed away
after a 5 month stay at the George Derby Centre. He was predeceased by
his wife Florence and brother Howard. Dad leaves his three children
Gerry (Candi), Loraine (Jerry), Richard (Kathy), seven grandchildren,
ten great-grandchildren and a very devoted friend Margaret. Also left
to cherish his memory are his many friends and associates. A
celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of
flowers donations can be sent to the B.C. Cancer Agency or to
Parkinsons Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/25/2009 - 3/26/2009


HOLMWOOD David Gordon December 19, 1985 - March 21, 2009David passed
away peacefully at home, leaving us far too soon. He was a loving,
charismatic and talented young man - with such promise. He gave love
and joy to all who knew him. He cared deeply, giving encouragement and
support, friendship and help. David made us laugh and enjoy so much in
life. We treasured and loved him dearly; we greatly miss him and will
carry him forever in our hearts and minds. David is survived by his
mother, Joy Page, his father, Mike Holmwood, his sister, Jenny,
Grandmothers Helen Page and Noreen Holmwood, Joy's partner Anne,
Mike's partner, George, Jenny's partner, Dave, stepsiblings Nick,
Kirsten and David, cousins, aunts and uncles and many friends. A
memorial service will be held on April 2, 2009 at 2 pm at First
Memorial Fraser Heights Chapel, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC. In
lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the David Holmwood
Memorial Bursary being established at Douglas College. Please contact
the Douglas College Foundation at PO Box 2503 New Westminster, BC, V3L
5B2 or at www.douglas.bc.ca/visitors/foundation.html
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


(Memoriam)
April 27, 1934 - March 8, 1999
Departed loved ones 10 years ago
Remembered, loved and missed always
Your loving daughter Mary Wenzel and family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 3/10/2009 - 4/10/2009


LANOUETTE Timothy Ross Timothy Ross Lanouette of Comox, BC, aged 47
years, passed away tragically on March 12, 2009 over the Grand Banks.
Born May 1, 1961 in Nova Scotia; survived by his mother, Marlene Ross
Lanouette; father, Gerard Lanouette, brother, Jeff Lanouette (Andrea
Darling); sons, Shane (16), Justin (15), Chase (9), and daughter,
Courtney (14); cherished friend Sabrina Nowlan and her daughter
Danielle as well as many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and an
ocean of close friends. Tim had an undisputed love of flying and a
passion for life which he gladly expressed to one and all, with a
simple flash of his infectious smile and good humour. With his talent
for music and art, he was a natural born communicator. It did not take
long for anyone to get to know Tim as you would a lifelong friend. He
will be sorely missed. A memorial service was held on Friday, March
20, 2009 at the 1st Baptist Church, Mount Pearl, NL. A Celebration of
Tim's Life will be held at Courtenay Fellowship Baptist Church, 2963
Lake Trail Road, Courtenay BC at 11:00 am on Friday, March 27, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Children's Wish
Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


LITHERLAND Elizabeth Sicotte (nee Hargrave) Passed away peacefully on
March 22, 2009 in Victoria, B.C. at the age of 80 after a brief
illness. Elizabeth was born June 2, 1928 in Vancouver, B.C., attended
York House and Bishop Strachan (Toronto) Schools, and traveled and
worked for a number of years (including 3 years in Geneva and London)
before marrying in 1957. She is predeceased by her husband, Oswald,
and her parents, Betty and Jack Hargrave. Elizabeth is survived and
lovingly remembered by her children, Susan (Dean), Gillian (Dave) and
Geoffrey (Milena), as well as by her dear brother Denis, her 8
grandchildren Graeme, Sara, Julia, Robin, Alex, Liam, Justin and
Devon, her nieces and nephews, cousins and her beloved dog Oliver. She
will also be sadly missed by her many good friends both near and afar.
Elizabeth devoted her time to her friends and family, her dogs, and
lovely garden. She was a member of the Friends of the Garden Society
at UBC until she moved to Gabriola Island 6 years ago. On Gabriola,
she was a volunteer with the Chamber of Commerce (Visitors Centre) and
Friends of the Library Society, and very involved in the Gabriola
Garden Club. Elizabeth also had a keen interest in many ecologically
friendly initiatives. However, she will be most remembered for her
kind heart, compassion for others, and thoughtfulness. A Memorial
Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on March 30, 2009, at St. Mary's
Church, 2490 W. 37th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


MacKAY - Robert Scott (affectionately known as "Bob") Passed away
peacefully on Monday, March 23rd, 2009. He was 82 years old, loved and
esteemed by many, all his life. He will always be missed, as
boundlessly as he was loved, by his wife of 54 years, Catherine, his
son Greg, his daughter Sandra and his son-in-law James Evans. The
family will receive friends and colleagues at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL
HOME - A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, 1-800-616-3311
from 7 - 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 26th. A funeral service will be
held in the CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, 33 Overland Boulevard, Don Mills
at 10 o'clock on Friday, March 27th. Reception will follow in the
Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations to the Geriatric
Day Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue,
HG-75C, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5 would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/25/2009 - 3/26/2009


(Memoriam)
Shirley Ann Mahovlich May 28, 1936 - May 7, 2003 My lips cannot tell
how I miss her, My heart cannot tell what to say. God alone knows I
miss her, In a home that is lonesome today. Frank, family and friends
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


MCCANN Charlotte It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing
of our Mom and Nana. Born in Vancouver, B.C. on August 19th, 1924 and
passed away March 16, 2009 in Burnaby, B.C. Predeceased by her
daughter Isabelle. She is survived by daughter Diane, sons Larry and
David (Darlene), son-in-law Jim Morrow, 6 grandchildren and 4
great-grandchildren. A very big thank you to her very special friend
Bob McLean for all his support throughout the years. Celebration of
Life will be held March 31st, 2009 at 12:30pm at the Deer Lake United
Church, 3195 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers
donations to the B.C. Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/25/2009 - 3/26/2009


METCALFE Lawrence M. July 6, 1923 - March 23, 2009 Passed away at
George Derby Centre. Will be sadly missed. Loved music, singing,
sports. Survived by his wife Adele, son Laurie Jr., grandchildren
Brodie, Adele, Dana. Special Thanks to the staff at George Derby SCU.
No funeral by request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


MILLER Ronald Norman July 7, 1920 - March 22, 2009Born in England, Ron
served in the RAF before immigrating to Canada in 1947. He worked 28
years at Calgary Brewing with Ron's longest role as personnel
supervisor. The call of the ocean had Ron work as a BC Ferries call
centre supervisor. Retirement was enjoyed in photography, travel and
trailering. Mourning Ron's loss are his daughter Marilyn Douglas
(Murray), grandchildren Steve Douglas (Julie Daniel), Layne Douglas
(Cathy Huculuk), Alecia Douglas (Adrian Box) and great-grandchildren
Jessica and Joel Douglas. A private life celebration honoured Ron.
Donations to St. Paul's Hospital.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


MULLEN Jill (nee Bradfield) June 5, 1955 - March 21, 2009Passed
suddenly as she slept in her home with her husband Rob and son Craig
at her side, and her adored puppies near, Jill left us far too soon.
Words cannot express the shock and grief we all feel. Jill was a
life-long resident of the North Vancouver community, and was a friend
to a large and diverse group of people. She loved her family above all
else, and all with whom she came in contact will sorely miss her
genuine kind heart. Her professional involvement in the community
began as a paramedic, C.P.R. instructor and ended as a registered
nurse spent largely in the ICU at Lions Gate Hospital where she
brought all her experience and compassion to the many people she
helped. Leaving to mourn is her husband Rob, son Craig, daughter
Sarah, brother Guy Bradfield (Ros), sister Alison Feldmann (Carolyn),
father and mother-in-law Bert and Josie Mullen, stepsisters Cathy,
Vici, Tami, and Perri and many friends and relatives too numerous to
mention. Jill enjoyed an active life; she loved kayaking, gardening,
walking the dogs, hiking and exercise classes. She had such big heart
and outgoing personality she would rarely come home without a kitten,
puppy or new friend. The service will be on Saturday, March 28, 1:00
p.m. at West Vancouver United Church located at 2062 Esquimalt. In
lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the BC SPCA, BC Cancer
Society or a charity of your choice. Jill is now with our many angels,
including her son Brad, nephew Loren and Mark.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


OGILVIE Euphemia (Faye) McIntyre (nee Forrester) 1926 - 2009Faye died
peacefully at home after a short illness. Born in Glasgow, Scotland,
she met and married Bill (1926 - 1998) when he was serving overseas
and came to Montreal, Canada as a war bride. Faye embraced her new
family and country. She leaves to mourn her son Jack, daughter Sandra
and son-in-law Jim, grandchildren Stephen, Tyler, Bill (Sarah), Lisa
(Cory) and Trevor (Sheryl) and great-grandchildren Kurtis, Travis,
Katie, Allyson and James. She will be missed by the McAfee family in
Montreal, the Garaughty family in Springfield and the Taylor family in
BC as well as numerous friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to
Covenant House or the charity of your choice is appreciated. No
service by request, however the family invites you to join them to
remember the good times, at Jim and Sandi's on Saturday, March 28,
2009, 2 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


PIATKOWSKI Antonin June 01, 1942 - January 31, 2009Passed away
peacefully on January 31, 2009. Antonin will be lovingly remembered by
his three sisters Marcela Sedlackova, Eva Zienertova and Jaroslava
Hruba whom all reside in Czech Republic.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


POFF Lillian (Pilkington)Born on January 18, 1913, passed away
peacefully on March 22, 2009. Predeceased by husband Ted, 1973, son
Dennis and his wife Diane 1972. Sisters Ethel, Florence and Gladys.
Survived by Brother Ralph, niece Donna and many nephews and nieces. A
memorial service will be held Friday, March 27 at the Center for
Peace, 1825 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver at 11 a.m. The family wishes
to thank the FairHaven care facility for their compassion and care and
Mrs. Seto and her household who were her family for many years.
Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/25/2009 - 3/26/2009


THOMPSON Ronald George Ronald George Thompson passed away peacefully
on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the age of 83. Predeceased by his wife
Patricia Thompson. He will be sadly missed by his daughter Kelly,
husband Ray, grandchildren Trishia and Matthew, niece Cory (Tim),
nephew Rick (Phyllis), sister-in-law Audrey and brother-in-law
Richard. Celebration of life will be held at the Lynn Valley Legion,
1630 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver at 1:30 PM, Thursday March 26,
2009
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 3/25/2009 - 3/26/2009


VELTEN Herbert Born December 3, 1938 in Stuttgard, Germany, Herbert
(70) passed away peacefully on February 27, 2009 with his loving
family at his side. He is survived by his wife Wiltrud of 47 years;
Sons: Tom, Gordon, Chris and Daughter Heidi (Pete); Grandchildren:
Shawn, Christine, Heather, John and Allen; Sister Rosemary; Brother
Reiner and many nieces and nephews in Germany. In 1958, Herbert
arrived in Vancouver as a Tool and Die Maker not speaking a word of
English. No task was ever too hard; his endless skills and talents
always amazed those that he helped. He retired after 32 years of
service with Jones Food Store Equipment (Burnaby). He sang in the
Vancouver German Male Choir (MGV Lyra) for 35 years; music and singing
was his passion. He was a very loving Husband, Father and Grandfather
who enjoyed socializing with people, telling jokes, laughing and
spending time with his family. Schatz, Dad, Opa... you will forever be
loved, remembered and cherished by all who knew you. A Celebration of
Life will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 12:00pm at St. Mark's
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1573 East 18th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made in Herbert's memory to the Covenant
House Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 3/9/2009 - 4/9/2009


(Memoriam)
Wagner - Michael April 29, 1953 - March 26, 1998 A whisper on a March
morning you heard a gentle call You took the hand of Jesus and quietly
left us all The parting was so sudden we often wonder why but the
saddest part of all Michael we never said goodbye Mom Lily Sis Fran
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


WESELOWSKI Lorraine Mae Mrs. Lorraine Mae, late of Abbotsford, was
surrounded by her family at home when she went to be with her Lord on
March 23, 2009 at the age of 78, after a short battle with cancer. She
is survived by her husband of 57 years, Michael, her children Danny,
Carolyn (Les), Fern ( Steve) and Linda (Jens), grandchildren, Jenn,
Matt, Jason, Kalishandra, Melissa, Danielle, Amanda, Timothy and
Michaela, great-grandchildren, Sebastien, Keean, Zackarie and Oliver.
She was predeceased by her son Timmy, brothers Vernon, Gordon and
Byron. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at
11:00 a.m. at the New Testament Baptist Church at 5525 Gladwin Road,
Abbotsford, with Pastor Eugene Epp officiating. Interment will be held
at Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Henderson's Funeral Home
604-854-5534
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


YUNG Bennie Yick Chi Passed away peacefully in Richmond Hospital on
March 21, 2009 with his family at his side. He will be deeply missed
by wife Juliana, sons Eric and Matthew, daughter-in-law Grace,
grandchildren Megan and Evan, his relatives and friends. He had lived
in Richmond, B.C., for more than 30 years and made significant
contributions towards the social and political communities. Bennie
immigrated to Canada in 1975 and has since called B.C. home. As a CGA,
he was well versed with both accounting practises and financial
management. He had been the proprietor of a real estate development,
management and investment company for almost 20 years. He held many
volunteer positions and government appointments of significance
including: Board Member of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority,
Board Member of the Greater Vancouver Crime Stoppers, Vice-chair of
the Sister City Committee - City of Richmond, Member of the Chinese
Community Advisory Committee to the Premier of B.C., Founding
President of the International Development Assistance Society of
Canada, Founding Director of the Association of Chinese Canadian
Professionals (BC) and President of the Federal Liberal Party of
Canada - Richmond riding. He also sat on the China/Hong Kong Market
Advisory Committee of the Premier's Asia Pacific Trade Council. His
contributions to society were recognized by an award of the Queen's
Golden Jubilee Medal of Canada in 2003. In 2006, he was chosen by the
Vancouver Sun as one of the 100 influential Chinese-Canadians in BC
"whose talents and world views greatly enrich our shared life as
British Columbians." There will be visitation and viewing at Richmond
Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, from 5pm - 8pm on Friday,
March 27, 2009. Holy mass and a celebration of his life will be held
at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond, at
11:45am on Saturday, March 28. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made "in memory of Bennie Yung" for colorectal cancer research to the
BC Cancer Foundation: www.bccancerfoundation.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/26/2009


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