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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, April 03, 2009
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:50:34 -0700

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Obituaries (04/03/09)
BALDWIN Frederick Hubert Fred was born on June 18, 1920 in Croyden,
England and at age 88 peacefully passed away on March 29, 2009. He is
lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Betty; by his children
Dianne, Fred, Joyce, and Jim; 8 grandchildren and 7
great-grandchildren; a brother Ron and numerous family and friends.
Fred moved to Canada as a young boy and later joined the Canadian Army
during the Second World War. He lived the majority of his life in
Vancouver but his most memorable moments were the times spent at
Peaceful Valley near Mt. Baker. There he loved to work in his garden,
golf and spend time relaxing with his wife. Thank you so much Dad for
being there for all of us. You are proof that one life can positively
influence so many. You will be in our hearts and memories forever. In
lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to the BC Cancer
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
BRANDON Agnes Cecelia (nee Kilmartin) Agnes Cecelia Brandon (nee
Kilmartin) of Burnaby, BC passed peacefully into the arms of her
Savior March 28, 2009 at the age of 83. Born in Belcarres,
Saskatchewan, Agi spent her childhood at the knee of her mother
learning the values that made her who she was to all who knew and
loved her; a quiet faith in God, love of family, abundant baking,
ironed sheets, impeccable hair, filed nails and a spotless home.
Employed by Northlands Paper, The Columbian Newspaper and Purdy's
Chocolates, her favorite job title was that of Mom, Nan and Aunty and
she ensured she passed on her love of crib, hockey and good coffee.
Agi leaves to honor her life her daughter, Darlene, 5 granddaughters,
11 great-grandchildren , 7 great-great-grandchildren, 6 surviving
siblings, innumerable nieces and nephews and many friends. Agi was
predeceased by her husband, Rusty (1974) and her daughter, Carol
(1999). A special thank you to Mar for the loving care provided in
Agi's final days. The celebration of Agi's life will be held at
Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel, 219 Sixth Street, New Westminster on
Saturday, April 4th at Noon. Luncheon provided and graveside interment
to follow at Fraser Cemetary where her ashes will be laid to rest with
those of her daughter. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
you honor Agi's memory with a donation to World Vision.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
BURTON Terry (nee Lind) Born January 17th, 1949, passed away
peacefully on March 29th, 2009 at Peace Arch Hospital, surrounded by
family. Terry is survived by her daughter Debra (Charley), son Michael
(Natalie), mother Joy, brother Gary (June), sister Andrea (Glenn),
nephew Randy (Rosealee), and her great-niece and great-nephews. She
was a loving mother to her children, a devoted caregiver to her
extended daycare family, and a faithful friend to her "travel buddies"
and so many others. She will be deeply missed by friends, family, and
the Annieville community alike. Terry faced her recent illness with
characteristic determination and humour. Special thanks to the
Palliative Care staff at Peace Arch Hospital and the many visitors who
ensured Terry left this life knowing how much she was loved. A
celebration of Terry's life will be held at her home on Saturday,
April 25th from 1:00 pm onward. For more information please see In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
CKNW Orphans' Fund ( or Suite 2000 - 700 West
Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V7Y 1K9).
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
CANFIELD Edwin "Melvin"Edwin "Melvin" Canfield born September 18th,
1928 in New Westminster, BC, passed away March 28th, 2009 at
Chilliwack. Predeceased by his wife Adeal (2001) and two of his sons,
Robert (1982) and Stephen (2004). Mel joined the Canadian Forces and
served first in the Korean War then, working his way up to the rank of
Captain, in his beloved regiment the PPCLI. Each of his five children
were born at whichever Base he was serving at the time. Following
retirement from his military service in 1973, Mel turned to the prison
service where he worked until he was forced to retire due to his MS.
Mel and his wife then turned their skills to relationship counselling.
Mel is survived by his sister Ellen of Surrey and his three remaining
children: Edwin of Vancouver, Ellen (Mel) of Chilliwack and Murray
(Angelica) of Santiago, Chile as well as seven grandchildren and four
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CHALMERS William (Bill) Passed away April 1, 2009. Bill was born in
Buckie, Scotland, December 6th, 1931. He came to Canada with his wife,
Margaret in 1957 and after spells in Ocean Falls and Campbell River,
they settled in West Vancouver in 1967. A long time employee of B.C.
Forest Products, Bill is survived by his wife, Margaret, son Gavin
(Karin), grandsons Connor and Callum, and cousins in Scotland, Bill
(Barbara), Peter (Anne) and John. The Family is very appreciative of
the loving care and attention provided by the staff of Inglewood Care
Centre. No service by request.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
COWELL Michael Alexander Born in Brandon, Manitoba, October 1920;
passed away suddenly March 30, 2009, at Vancouver General Hospital.
Predeceased by wife Vivian in 1988. Survived by son Ross (Virginia)
and many nieces and nephews. Mike moved to Vancouver in 1946 after
serving in the Air Force during WWII. He loved BC, and for years he
split his time between Vancouver and Sakinaw Lake on the Sunshine
Coast (Cowell Road, at the north end of the lake, was named after
him). His family would like to thank the staff at the
Respiratory/Chest Unit at VGH for their excellent care and compassion.
No service by request.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
DIGBY Pauline (nee Morris) August 16, 1929 - March 28, 2009 It is with
deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife and
mother, Pauline Digby. Pauline died peacefully after a long battle
with Alzheimer's disease. She is survived by her loving husband,
Warren, of 58 years, her children, Don (Vicki) Digby, Karen (Wayne)
Howell; her 6 grandchildren, Ryon, John, Justin, Emily, Max and
Cameron, and her older brother, Ray. Pauline was never in the
forefront, but was an enthusiastic supporter of her husband and her
children in all their endeavours. She was a wonderful cook and
prepared feasts for all occasions. A celebration of Pauline's life
will be held at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt on
Thursday, April 9th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to
the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
DUPONT BEDASSIE Ella Jacqueline August 7, 2008 - March 27, 2009 On
March 27, 2009 at BCCH our little Angel passed with her Mama Yolaine
Dupont and her Papa Chris Bedassie at her side. She leaves behind her
grandparents Kamla and Kumar Bedassie, Jacques Dupont and Ghislaine
Filion; her aunts Marie-Claude Dupont and Janic Gosselin; her uncles
Jacques-Andre Dupont and Martin Delisle; her beloved cousins Samia
Dupont and Renaud Delisle and many other relatives and friends who
love her. Ella brightened everyone's days thanks to her sweet smile,
dancing feet, lounging poses and vivid eyes. In lieu of flowers,
please make a donation to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation in
memory of Ella Dupont Bedassie. Condolences may be left for the family
at where service information and donation address
can also be found. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
ERLAM Robert Lloyd 1916 - 2009 Bob Erlam died peacefully March 26,
2009 in Cowichan District Hospital at Duncan, B,C. on Vancouver
Island. He was 92. Born in Edmonton on November 9, 1916, he lived in
Calgary and served for five years in the Canadian Army, seeing action
as a dispatch rider in Sicily, Italy and North Africa during the
second world war. In 1945 he married Patricia Doreen "Rusty" Metson of
Winnipeg. Two years later they and their infant son Paul moved to
Whitehorse, Yukon, where Bob worked at numerous jobs, including the
Yukon Electrical and army diesel power plants. He started working at
The Whitehorse Star in the early 60s for then owner Harry Boyle and in
1967 he and Rusty bought The Star which they owned for 35 years. Bob
took pictures of Yukon events: of forest fires, plane crashes,
rescues, surging glaciers, floods, mountain climbs and new mines
opening. Some appeared in Time and Life and the world press.
Well-known throughout the territory, his upbeat spirit and can-do
enthusiasm were described by a friend on Bob's 90th birthday: "You
took chances and succeeded; survived the war, married the best girl,
turned a little into a lot in the Yukon and enjoyed an interesting
retirement. From soldier, husband, parent, power plant operator,
photographer, newspaper owner, raconteur, artist, art collector, dog
musher, stage manager, vintner, world traveller, you have done enough
for two lives already. Truly a life well lived." Bob and Rusty
travelled extensively, having homes near Nelson and recently Arbutus
Ridge on Vancouver Island, but their hearts remained in the Yukon.
They sold the paper to its present owner, Jackie Pierce in 2002. Bob
was a founding member of the Yukon Foundation in 1980 and a member of
the Yukon Order of Pioneers for 40 years. He is survived by his wife
of 63 years, "Rusty" of Nelson, son Paul (Maryann) of Vancouver,
grandsons Chris and James of Nelson, Garth of Vancouver and numerous
relatives in B.C. and Alberta. A gathering of friends and relatives is
to take place during the month of May at the Longbeach Road family
home near Nelson. Bob's ashes will be interred in the Yukon. The
family wishes to thank the emergency staff at Arbutus Ridge for their
prompt action during Bob's stroke and also Dr. Rimmer and nurses at
the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, B.C. -30-
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
GEE Jimmy Kwong Yen Jimmy Kwong Yen Gee of Vancouver passed away March
31, 2009 at the age of 71 years. Survived by his loving family and
friends. Family and friends wishing to pay their respects may do so on
Monday, April 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel,
1835 East Hastings, Vancouver where a Funeral Service will be held on
Tuesday, April 7, at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn
Memorial Park, Burnaby.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
GODBOLT Iain (John Armour-Godbolt) On March 29, 2009, at home in
Chemainus. Cherished husband of Shelagh, dear father of daughters
Christina (Edmonton) and Amanda (Ben) (Toronto) and step-son Eddie
Barrientes (Joell) (Houston, Texas). lain is survived by in-laws and
extended family in Canada and the U.K., by close friends across Canada
and by his daughters' Mother, Mary Joan Buchanan of Vancouver. A
lifelong volunteer, lain served for some years as a reader for the
Crane Library for the Blind at U.B.C. He was a founding and life
member of the Burnaby Association of Marine Modelers. His "scratch
built", 8'3'' scale model of The Bismarck has been donated to the BC
Maritime Museum, Victoria. Cremation, with no formal service, by
lain's request. Ashes to be interred in London, England. Flowers
gratefully declined. Should friends so desire, lain asked that
memorial donations be made to research into cures for cancers - the
diseases that took the lives of his parents and "too many" friends -
or to any animal welfare organization. The family may be reached at
Box 124, Chemainus, B.C. V0R 1K0. His family will miss lain every day
of the rest of their lives but are deeply grateful to have had his
presence and love in their lives. "...and the rocks melt with the
sun..." Memorial Society of B.C. through Telford, Ladysmith.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
HADDOW Brett Matthew January 5, 1968 - March 26, 2009 Taken from us
suddenly in a tragic accident in Maple Ridge, B.C. Left to mourn his
passing are parents Janis Eaglesham and Gordon (Amelia) Haddow,
sisters Gina Haddow Rubin and Shelah (Cornel) Lencar, grandmother
Mildred Rubin, nephews Jake Rumsey and Constantin Lencar, and many
friends, associates, and extended family members including Bob
Jackson. Predeceased by sister Tobi Haddow and Ronald Rubin. Born in
Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Brett moved to Vancouver, B.C. as a child,
eventually settling with his family in Maple Ridge, where he attended
Garibaldi High School. Early on in his life, he learned the value of
hard work, and he went forward into adulthood with a strong work ethic
that served him well. Brett understood that work was only a means to
an end, not an end in itself, and he dedicated his life to the pursuit
of sports, the camaraderie of friends, and the care and support of his
family. Brett had a strong sense of honour and justice that he brought
to his activities both on and off the job, and was always willing to
protect those ess able to defend themselves. We are all very proud of
him. He was a good son, a good brother, a good uncle, and a good
friend. The family wishes to thank everyone who was involved in the
heroic attempt to save Brett's life: The Maple Ridge Fire Department,
Ambulance Service, RCMP, and the staff at Royal Columbian Hospital.
Consistent with Brett's wishes, no service will be held. His remains
will be cremated with interment to follow. To those who knew him,
please remember Brett in your own way, and know that you are not alone
in your grief. He will be greatly missed by many. For those who wish
to attend, his friends will be having a gathering at 11790 - 240th
St., Maple Ridge on Saturday, April 4th at 3:00pm. Photos of Brett
would be appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Vancity Community Foundation - Chiron Fund (PO Box 2120, Station
Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B5R8) or the charity of your choice.
"Goodbye Buddy" - Goose
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
HUNTER Elsie Blanche (nee Medd) November 12, 1909 - March 28, 2009Born
in Cutknife, SK, passed away in her 100th year at Queen's Park Care
Centre, New Westminster, BC. Loving mother of Lorne (Joan) - Horsefly,
Hugh - Powell River, Althea Naundorf (Bud) - Vernon, Marion Smith
(Don) - New Westminster, grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 10.
She was devoted to her family. Mom worked at Woodland's School (BCGEU)
from 1959 to 1974 until her retirement. The family would like to thank
all the staff at Queen's Park Care Centre where she lived for the last
61/2 years. No service by request.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
LEE Wallace A. Born October 7, 1927. Passed away peacefully April 1,
2009 with his family by his side. He was a caring husband, father and
grandfather with a positive outlook on life. He will be greatly
missed. Wallace is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Annabelle,
children: Terry (Nancy), Jack (Christine), Maureen (Angus), Moira
(Craig), grandchildren: Brittany, Andrew, Megan, Ryan, Colin, Fiona,
Kristen, Alastair, John, Spencer, Cameron and Callum. The family would
like to thank the staff in the oncology ward of the Surrey Memorial
Hospital for their care. No service by request. A reception to
celebrate his life will be held for family and friends at the Surrey
Golf Course, 7700 - 168th Street, Surrey, B.C. on Easter Sunday, April
12th, 2009 (1:00 - 4:00). In lieu of flowers, donation to a charity of
your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
LEWIS Dilys Margaret (Peggy) January 27, 1918 - March 31, 2009Peggy's
life long wish of staying in her own home till the end came true this
week. It took a very rare disease (Myelofibrosis) to take this very
rare and wonderful
Woman/Wife/Mother/Grandmother/Great-grandmother/Friend. Peggy lead a
full and active life as she took great pride in her garden and her
badminton skills were second to none, she played well in to her 80's
and still won games. Peggy ran the Douglas Park badminton club for
over 40 years and because of that took home the title of Volunteer of
the Year for the city of Vancouver in the 1970's. Peggy has gone to be
with the love of her life Bill Lewis after loosing him only 5 months
ago. Known within our family as the "Power couple", Mom was the last
of that generation. Peggy will be missed by Shelley Lewis (daughter),
Candice Lewis (granddaughter), Clayton Hannah (grandson), Joshua Lewis
(great-grandson), Mark Gosse (Audrey, Sean, Erin), Larry Gosse (Pat)
and Selina her favourite poodle. There is no way to express the
gratitude that we have for our incredible family and neighbours, the
amazing team of home care workers, the Palliative staff at Raven Song
and last but not least Dr. Peter Hubner who for decades took
extraordinary care of Peggy and Bill. By request there will be no
service. Please send donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of
British Columbia or the charity of your choice. Always missed...never
forgotten One Love Peggy, Mom, Grandma, Great-grandma
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
LUKIE Jennie, nee: Kotak Born March 21, 1914 in Grandview, Manitoba
passed away peacefully on March 30, 2009 at Menno Home, in Abbotsford,
BC at the age of 95. Predeceased by husband William in 1972,
granddaughter Lynneah Helgason in 2002. Jennie is survived by her
loving Family, sons Fred (Margarite), Glen, daughters Nettie Helgason
(Dale), Lillian Yakmission, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren,
many nieces and nephews. Prayers will be said 7:30pm, Sunday, April
05, 2009 at Holy Eucharist Cathedral, 501 - 4th Ave., New Westminster,
where Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 11:00am, Monday, April 06,
2009, Rev. Theodosius Machinski, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made in Jennie's memory to a charity of your choice,
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
MCCRANOR - Merle Doreen January 31, 1915 - March 30, 2009 Survived by
daughter Gail A Robertson (Wayne) Calgary, son Ronald J McCranor
(Margaret) Squamish, granddaughters Dana Robertson (Ray) Calgary,
Kimberly Smith-McCranor Grand Caymans, nieces Lynn Smith, Roxy Mansus,
Marta Sattler (Michael), nephews Steven Harvey (Sharyn), Bill
McGillivray (Mary). Predeceased by husband Joe, December 2, 1987, son
Kerry, December 5, 2004. Lifetime member of Burrard Chapter No. 3 OES,
Member Canyon OES No. 70 and Zahara No. 72 Daughters of the Nile.
Memorial Service, Hope United Church April 8, 1:30pm, Hope BC. No
Flowers by request. Tributes to the Women's Auxiliary Fraser Canyon
Hospital 1275 - 7 Ave. Hope BC V0X-1L4 or Charity of choice.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
MES Jacoba (also Jackie, Cobie) nee Van Dongen Passed on from this
life March 29, 2009, at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada. Mrs. Mes was born in Helmond, The
Netherlands, August 25, 1928. She now rejoins her beloved husband Leo
Mes who passed in 1974. She was the beloved mother of daughters Aletta
Mes and Iris Low, grandmother to Golok Buday, Koszima Mair, Eva
Wondergem, Leo Wondergem, Audrey Low, Simon Low, Phoebe Low and
Brigitte Low, great-grandmother to Maya and Monty Mair. Funeral
Service will be held Wednesday, April 8th at Holy Trinity Parish in
North Vancouver, 10:30am.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
MILLER Katherine Mary (Gordon) Katherine, after a long and very full
life passed away in her 91st year at Sunrise of Vancouver on Saturday,
March 28th, 2009. Born July 24, 1918 in Edmonton, Alberta, she was the
only child of William and Mabel Gordon. After marrying her high school
sweetheart Donovan Francis Miller in June of 1942 they moved to
Vancouver and shared 55 years together until Don's passing in 1997.
Mom was a graduate of the University of Alberta (Nursing) and put that
vocation to work as a member of the Victorian Order of Nurses in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she and Don were stationed during the
Second World War. Later in life, Kay found great satisfaction, and was
duly recognized, for her many years of volunteer activity at Vancouver
General Hospital and as well was a long standing member of the
University Women's Club of Vancouver. She enjoyed gardening,
especially "pulling the weeds"!, and tried her hand in the art of
pottery and jewellery making, producing some fine pieces. Kay is
survived by her four children, Douglas, of Beaconsfield Upper,
Australia; Barbara Bidwell (Brian) of Oakville, Ontario; David (Donna)
of Vancouver, BC; and Ian (Leslie) of Parksville, BC. Missing their
Grandmother are grandchildren Torgny and Alexandra, Andrew and Megan,
Tara and Daniel, and Keegan. Mom was also blessed with
great-grandchildren Max, Benjamin, and Emma. She is also survived by
her cousin Bernice Tims (Morris) of Calgary, Alberta, and her
sister-in-law Fran Miller, of Toronto, Ontario. A celebration of Mom's
life will be held at 2:00 PM April 24, 2009 in St. Mary's Anglican
Church, 2490 W. 37th Avenue, Vancouver, and after the committal of her
ashes in the church's Garden of Remembrance a reception will be held.
Many thanks go out to the staff; caregivers, and volunteers at Sunrise
of Vancouver who helped make Mom's recent months comfortable, and a
special thanks to Didi for her dedication to our Mother during her
last few weeks with us. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Salvation
Army would be appreciated by the family.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
PATON Ron Born October 9, 1933 in Kilmarnock, Scotland passed away
peacefully April 1, 2009 at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody. Ron is
loved and remembered by his wife of 51 years Marna, children Lori
(Loyd) and Craig (Nancy), grandchildren Madison and Joshua, sisters
May Town and Rita Boyce plus extended family in Scotland. Ron moved to
Canada in 1957 and was a passionate soccer player with New Westminster
Royals and Lobbans. He turned to coaching and spent many years
coaching youth soccer in Coquitlam. Ron worked for 37 years for
Westinghouse, now Wesco. No service was requested. Donations to
Crossroads Hospice in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
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PETERS-BETSCH Herta Louise (nee Gossen) October 10, 1932 - March 28,
2009 Herta left a wonderful legacy of her two sons, Brian (Linda) and
Wayne (Hannah), grandchildren Patrick (Cheryl), Lee, Shannon, Erik and
Natalie and great-grandchild Bailey, sister Viola, brother Len, many
nieces, nephews and cousins. Herta was pre-deceased by her loving
husband Manfred Betsch and sister Elvira. Herta worked in her early
years as one the first White Spot car-hops. She went on to work as a
book binder and continued her career working at the Georgia Hotel and
then managed a downtown restaurant. She waitressed at, and then
managed the Heidi Restaurant in Surrey, moving on in 1978 to own her
greatest delight, The Prairie Haus in Langley City. After a kidney
transplant in 1989, Herta retired but never stopped cooking and baking
for her family and friends. This was her passion and when times were
toughest she went to her kitchen. The family wishes to thank all the
marvelous staff at St. Paul's on 5A and CCU these past 9 weeks, and
the VGH cancer/transplant clinics for the care given her over the
years. Our sincerest thanks go to Dr. Marla Kiess for always being
there 24/7/365 for her Auntie Herta. A memorial service will be held
at 3 PM on April 6 at Peace Mennonite Church (11575 Daniels Road,
Richmond) with reception at the church following the service.
Donations may be made to the St. Paul's Heart Centre or the Kidney
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
PHILLIPS Ruth Marie (nee Jorgensen) May 16, 1917 - March 12, 2009
Passed away peacefully on March 12, 2009. She will be lovingly
remembered by daughter Joan, nieces, nephews and other relatives and
friends. Predeceased by husband Stanley John Phillips in 1988, brother
Bud Jorgensen in 1987 and sister Joyce Rae in 2003. Born in Pambrun,
Saskatchewan, raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta and longtime resident of
Vancouver, Ruth will be remembered for her intelligence, humour, and
thoughtful manner by those who knew her. A private burial at Ocean
View Cemetery took place on March 20, 2009. Should you wish, a
donation in Ruth's memory can be made to a charity of your choice in
lieu of flowers.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
ROMANO EvaPassed away peacefully on April 1, 2009 at 50 years of age.
Survived and loved by her parents Donato and Carmela Romano. She will
be missed dearly by her grandmother Vittoria and her siblings Marisa,
Sandra, Mara, and Angelo. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on
Saturday, April 4th at St. Helen's Catholic Church, 3860 Triumph
Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Huntington Society of Canada.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
SCHIERLING Larry January 14, 1945 - March 30, 2009It is with great
sadness we announce that Larry Schierling passed away peacefully at
the young age of sixty-four on Monday, March 30, 2009 at Surrey
Memorial Hospital with his son, Todd, at his side. Larry fought a
short but brave battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his son
Todd (Tammy), and two granddaughters, Makenna and Caitlin; his
daughter Wendy; his sister Julie, twin sister Jean (Gordon), brother
Allan and sister-in law Paulette. He was predeceased by his parents
Jacob and Rubina, brother Norm, and brother in-law Sid. Larry's
passion was his "work" as a welder/fabricator and he enjoyed the
company of his co-workers and friends. He persevered by taking on the
challenge of being a single parent and raising his son Todd. He
enjoyed his time watching his son at the ball park, going on boating
excursions and visiting with his grandchildren. He will be missed but
remembered always. A Celebration of Larry's Life will be held on
Monday, April 6th, 2009 at 2pm, Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre,
14831 - 28 Ave., Surrey, B.C. The family asks that in lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to The Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society or charity of your choice.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
SEED Kenneth John March 6, 1934 - March 28, 2009Kenneth passed away
peacefully on March 28th, 2009 after a short battle with pancreatic
cancer. He was born and raised in Vancouver and lived for the past 20
years on Bowen Island. Survived by his children Michael (Denise), Lisa
and Peter; his grandchildren Matthew and Courteney; his brother David
(Patsy); Marguerite, the mother of his children and his valued friend
Rod Franske. The family wishes to thank the amazing caregivers in
Palliative Care for the compassion shown to our father in his last
weeks. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations would be
appreciated to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. "The woods are lovely,
dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I
sleep, And miles to go before I sleep." Robert Frost
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
SHINDELL David James June 30, 1957 - March 21, 2009 It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of David James Shindell at the
age of 51, after a courageous battle with cancer. He will join his dad
Jimmy (1971) and mom Linda Shindell (1999). David will be loved,
missed and always remembered by: his sister Carole, nephew Tynan, good
friend Mitchell D'Kugener, special friend Charlene Fletcher, three
children Douglas, Sara and Dale, many relatives, friends and
neighbours. The family will be holding a Celebration of Life on
Sunday, April 5th, 2009 from 12:00noon - 2:00 in private room at The
Royal Canadian Legion, 727 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5W 2H3.
Donations in David's honour may be made to the SPCA or a charity of
your choice. We appreciate and are grateful for all the love and
support we have received during this difficult time.
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Obituaries (04/03/09)
SMITH Luba Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at the
age of 57. She is survived by her loving husband David, 2 daughters,
Christine and Stephanie, her mother OIha Eck, sisters Iryna Witt and
Darka (Eugene), and loving Aunt to Taska, Natalie, Matthew and Nathan.
Luba worked for Canada Customs for 21 years and later as a SCA Special
Education Assistant. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, April 4,
2009 at 10:30 AM at the Holy Eucharist Parish, 501 - 4th Ave., New
Westminster, BC. In lieu of flowers donations to the Youth for Christ
Ukrainian Catholic Ephercy of New Westminster, 506 - 5th Ave., New
Westminster, BC V3I 1S2 will be appreciated.
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VINE Douglas RogerBorn March 31, 1945, died March 25, 2009. Funeral
service to be held at Grace Anglican Church, 2640 Goheen St., Prince
George on Saturday, April 4 at 1 pm.
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WATERIDGE Edith Winifred Passed away on March 4th, 2009 at the age of
81 years. Predeceased by her husband William, a marriage of 53 years.
A service will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM at the
Chapel of the Richmond Funeral Home located at 8420 Cambie Road in
Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your
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YOUNG June Born 13 November 1930 in Vancouver, passed away peacefully
in her sleep at home 30 March. Survived by brother John Garner; son
James (Laurel Bowman), and children Julia and Piers; son Scott and
children Brandon, Sydney and Nicholas; daughter Lynne-Marie (David
Connor) and children Tamara, Heather and Katelyn; son Douglas.
Predeceased in 2005 by cherished husband of 51 years, Jim, and
granddaughter Sierra. Her family and community were of utmost
importance to her life. Her loss will be felt throughout Burnaby, of
which she was a long time resident. Until the end, she led an active
life, including walking, gardening and Tai Chi and could daily be
found on long jaunts with her much loved dog Amigo. Her profound love
of nature followed her through life and she shared this love with the
next generation as a long time volunteer member of the Girl Guide
movement and was still actively involved with the Trefoil Guild in the
Burnaby Royal area. Committed to social democracy and other
progressive causes she strived to make the world a more compassionate
place in which to raise a family. In all her many activities she often
assumed a leadership role. A loving Mum and Nana who will be deeply
missed by her family and all who knew her. In lieu of flowers a
donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A
celebration of June's life will be held on Tuesday, April 7th at 2:00
p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby.
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YOUNG Roy Wellington Late resident of Central City Lodge in Vancouver,
passed away March 14, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Cremation Interment
will take place at Victory Memorial Park, South Surrey.
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ZIMMERMAN Ruby Freda In Loving Memory November 30th, 1927 - March
30th, 2009Ruby passed away at 5:00 AM at Surrey Memorial Hospital on
March 30th, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband Carl, daughter
Candace; 2 granddaughters Crystal and Cara, and son-in-law Paul
Lexvold. Ruby was born in Admiral, Saskatchewan into a family of six
girls, of which she was the youngest. When Ruby was 4 years of age,
her father died in a boating accident, leaving her mother with the six
girls and piece of farm land in the dust belt of Saskatchewan. She
later moved to the West Coast where she met Carl and after just about
six months they married and shared a beautiful life together for 51
years. She is now safe in the place she longed for in heaven and with
the Lord Jesus, that she loved and served all of her life. She
suffered from multiple sclerosis for 48 years, and for the past 30
years was mostly confined to a wheelchair. She always had a smile for
everyone and seldom complained. A Memorial Service will be held on
Sunday, April 5th, 2009 at 2:00 PM at the Valley View Funeral Home,
14660 - 72nd Ave., Surrey. In lieu of flowers donations to the MS
Society of BC or the Surrey Pentecostal Assembly - (Orphanage in
India) - 16870 - 80th Ave., Surrey, BC V4N 5A1 will be appreciated.
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