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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, May 15, 2009
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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, May 15, 2009 > Vancouver home

Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 5/15/2009
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BAKER Brian Fraser Died tragically, on April 26th in Granisle, BC. A
native of Montreal, he was the beloved son of the late Dermot and
Laura O'Sullivan Baker of Montreal. Brian is survived by his caring
wife, Vivian Baker of Vancouver, his sister Susan (Steven) Oberman,
(St. Louis, MO, USA). His nephew Carl J. (Dawn) Anderson US Embassy
PAP, Haiti, his niece and god-child Renee (Rick) Rachel, St. Louis MO,
and their four loving children Brendan and Carl Anderson and Eric and
Ben Rachel. He will be sadly missed by several cousins, dear friends,
colleagues and members of his church family. Donations may be made to
New Westminster Free Evangelical Church, New Westminster, BC. In
memory of his humanity and loved music. Memorial Service for Brian to
be held at New Westminster Free Evangelical Church, Saturday, May 16th
at 2:00p.m. Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel 604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

BALMFORTH Christopher Charles January 4, 1986 - April 17, 2009 It is
with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son
Chris, tragically taken from us in a car accident. Chris will be
deeply missed by his mother Maureen, father Glen, brother Shawn,
grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends, including
those at Neptune Foods. Everyone will remember Chris for his love of
computers, eagerness to learn and his enthusiasm for life. His smile
touched everyone he knew. Chris will always be remembered and live in
our hearts forever. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be
held on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Celebration
of Life from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., at St. Helen's Anglican Church, 10787
- 128th Street, Surrey, B.C.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

BARRY Marlene Joyce (Rayton) August 29, 1938 - May 11, 2009 After a
lengthy illness Marlene passed away at Maple Ridge Hospital. In the
face of suffering she taught us the meaning of perseverance and the
power of love. She gave us great happiness and won the hearts of all
who knew her. Marlene will forever be remembered as being a patient
and gentle person who possessed an extraordinary strength to overcome
incredible odds and physical challenges. She spent her final days
surrounded by family and friends. Marlene had a passion for adventure
and the outdoors. She spent much of her time traveling with her
husband Vance, from RV'ing through Canada and the United States to
sightseeing in Europe. She enjoyed fishing, listening to music, and
photography. Marlene is survived by husband Vance who gave her the
happiest 18 years of her life. Her children Debbie (David) MacDonald,
Doug Werlin, Sherry (Bruce) Couglan, Janet (Barry) Collick, Jill
(Norm) Powzen, Greg (Janice) Barry, Glen (Charisse) Barry. Marlene had
16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren who were her greatest joy.
Marlene is also survived by her sister Pat (Polly) and brothers Bob,
Bill (Shirley), Ron (Bonnie), sister-in-law Francis Anthony and
brother-in-law Walt Goodkey. Marlene is predeceased by her parents
Laetitia and Richard, her sister Barb and brother Tom. The family
would like to thank all our close friends for their unconditional
support and understanding as well as the incredible nursing staff of
Maple Ridge Hospital 2 West, and her doctors, Dr. T. Cordoni and Dr.
W. Tinney. A service will be held at 11:00 a.m, May 25, at Maple Ridge
Alliance Church, 20399 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, British
Columbia. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to
Ridge Meadows Hospital foundation. God saw you getting tired and a
cure was not to be so He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come
to Me." With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and
although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A Golden
heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts
to prove us He only takes the best.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

BENT Patricia (nee Kowalyk) Born March 23, 1953 passed away suddenly
on May 11, 2009. Pat is lovingly remembered by her two daughters Tisha
and Tabatha, sons-in-law Ken and Ron, granddaughter Airileah, bothers;
Larry, Eddie, Danny, and Jimmy and sister Wendy. We are all deeply
saddened by her death and going to miss her. Memorial Service to be
held at Grace Community Church at 14618 110th Avenue, Surrey, BC on
May 16, 2009 at 4:30 PM. In Pat's memory in lieu of flowers donations
can be made to the Mental Health Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/14/2009 - 5/16/2009

BILL Alek Samuel Passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 8th, 2009
at the age of 85. His survived by his beloved wife Ruth Bill,
daughters Cassandra Bill and Candace Davey, son Aleksander Bill,
granddaughter Vanessa Davey, sisters Millie Zirkle and Nellie Delloch,
sister-in-law Yvonne Bill and many nieces and nephews. He is
predeceased by his brother Daniel and sisters Mary and Olga. He was
born on May 28, 1923 in Anyox, BC and moved with his parents to Prince
Rupert in 1925. In his early years he played many sports but his
favourites were baseball and basketball. He later went on to coach
basketball and was instrumental in the naming of the High School
Teams, the Rainmakers and Rainbirds. He lived in Prince Rupert for the
next 58 years until his retirement and enjoyed many years as a
husband, father, friend, and businessman. His businesses included a
Real Estate Agency; Shipping Agency; Custom Brokerage; Justice of the
Peace and Notary Public. Alek and his wife Ruth moved to Vancouver
upon retirement at the age of 60 and settled in the West End. He will
be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Alek's funeral will be
held at 10:00am on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at the Holy Resurrection
Russian Orthodox Church, 75 43rd Avenue East in Vancouver BC, with the
Very Reverend Michael Fourik presiding. The interment and gathering
following the service will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park,
3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers please send
donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/12/2009 - 5/16/2009

CHAPMAN Patricia (Pat) Patricia (Pat) died peacefully at Vancouver
General Hospital on May 13th, 2009 at the age of 85. Pat is survived
by her loving husband John, one son, Ian (Judy) and her beloved
grandchildren Ryan, Sara (Sam) and Craig (Erin), two
great-grandchildren, Ella and Charlie, and her brother Tony, in
England. Pat will be remembered as someone whose active interests
ranged from field hockey to the art world and the Faculty Women's
Club. A talented interior decorator and skilled seamstress she made
time for great dinner parties; for friends and family. A celebration
of Pat's life will be held at one of her favourite places, Cecil Green
Park, UBC on May 26th from 2 - 4 PM. In lieu of flowers a Faculty
Women's Club scholarship fund will be set up in Pat's name.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

COURT Margaret Anne February 24, 1922 - May 9, 2009 Safe at last with
the Lord. After a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer Margaret passed
away, peacefully, at home with her family (& nurse Marjorie) by her
side. Left to mourn are her husband Doug, daughter Lorna,
sister-in-law Marion (Midge) Shields, cousin Bill Turnbull, and many
treasured friends. She filled her 87 years with life and love,
curiosity and adventure. (Margaret was predeceased by her parents
Robert Hurst and Helen Turnbull Hurst.) Margaret was born in Calgary,
Alberta, where she met Doug at a wiener roast in 1939. They married in
1941 and during their 68 year marriage Margaret shared in Doug's 14
years with the Royal Canadian Navy (living from Halifax to Victoria)
and 30+ years with CKNW radio in New Westminster. Along the way she
formed lasting friendships with many of his colleagues. She devoted
most of her life to managing her family, but as a young woman worked
as a tailor in her father's shop in Calgary, and after Lorna
graduated, Margaret managed the constituency office of a Member of
Parliament in Burnaby for 2 years, then spent 10 years as a real
estate researcher for Teela Data Services - and occasionally taught
piano. In retirement Margaret, Doug, and Lorna travelled to every
continent - or, as she would say "shopped her way around the world".
With uncomplaining spunk she had overcome Juvenile Rheumatoid
Arthritis, Lung and Colon cancer, and, after a dog attack,
reconstructive surgery. Over these last 11 months she bravely battled
the cancer, and amazed the doctors! But at last God has taken away her
suffering. Margaret's world revolved around her family and friends,
and she will be deeply missed. A Memorial Service will be held Friday,
May 22nd at 1 pm at Ocean View Funeral Home-- 4000 Imperial (at
Boundary) in Burnaby. Reception to follow. No flowers please.
Donations to a charity of your choice appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

In loving memory of George Csoti September 30, 1957 - May 15, 2008 You
live in our hearts and memories Each and every day. Love always, Your
dad Bela and your sister Carmen.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

DUDAS Bela (Bill) On Saturday, April 25, 2009 Mr. Bela (Bill) Dudas
passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer in Kamloops at
the age of 84. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary-Dey, his
daughter Pamela of Vancouver, his son Bruce of Prince Rupert, B.C.,
his two grandchildren Jennifer and Jessica and daughter-in-law
Marcela. Also left to cherish his memory is his sister Edit (Pali)
Pa?lne of Budapest, Hungary, nieces Gabriella (Laszlo), Kinga and Reka
in France. Bill was born in Csongrad, Hungary on September 29, 1924,
graduating from High School in Austria. He immigrated to Halifax, Nova
Scotia in September 1950 and became a Canadian Citizen in June 1956.
He lived in Sudbury, Ontario before moving to B.C. in 1951. Working as
a miner at Salmo, Mineral King, Riondel and Endako, he then graduated
from the University of B.C. in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science, Mining
Engineer. He was a Professional Mining Engineer with Bethlehem Copper
in 1966 and in 1969 went to work for the Province of B.C., Department
of Mines, Energy and Petroleum as a Mines Inspector. Working first in
Prince Rupert, then Kamloops and lastly Vancouver, before retiring to
Kamloops in 1989. Bill enjoyed swimming and skiing which he started as
a child and continued into his retirement years. He also loved
canoeing and camping with family and friends, but his greatest
pleasure was working in his garden. A Celebration of Bill's life will
be held at St. Paul's Cathedral in Kamloops, May 23, 2009 at 10:00am.
Should friends desire, donations to a charity of your choice would be
appreciated. On-line condolences may be expressed at
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

FAIRHEAD Muriel Kathleen February 18, 1925 - May 10, 2009 Muriel died
suddenly after a brief illness. At the time of her death she was
living in the warm, supportive environment of Thornebridge Gardens in
New Westminster. Muriel was predeceased by her husband, Norman in
1953, by her father, Earnest Watson in 1965, her half-brother, Leonard
in 1981, and mother Susie Watson in 1985. She leaves to mourn
Leonard's son Graham Maunders, wife Jo and family, her niece Lisa
Masters and family, her sister-in-law, Patricia Maunders, (all in
England) and sister-in-law, Margaret Bezanson and daughter Joan Strict
and family. She will be dearly missed by friend Linda Spruston, with
whom she visited or talked to daily, friends, Mary-Ann and Fred Rost
and son Matthew, Marjorie Sigurdson, Helen Thompson, Maureen
Butterworth and many other good friends and neighbours. Muriel was
born in Dauphin, Manitoba and lived most of her life in Burnaby. She
served as a member of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service from
1943 to 1946 where she held the position of Leading Wren (Sergeant to
you Mary Ann!). After her years of service she worked for a variety of
companies, settling with Ford Motor Company of Canada for 28 years
until retirement. Muriel was a loving family member, and a loyal
friend and neighbour as well as a community volunteer for many years
with the Burnaby R.C.M.P. She loved her precious Elk Hounds and
rescued several after her own original dogs died. She loved being with
people and thoroughly enjoyed food and a good shot of rye! She was an
honest, no-fuss type of farm girl who was comfortable with people from
every walk of life. She deserves to rest in peace after giving so much
to others. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service
to celebrate Muriel's life, on Thursday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m. at
First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C.
Reception to follow. No flowers by request. Donations may be made in
Muriel's memory to Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

FRASER Thomas March 31, 1937 - May 9, 2009 It is with great sadness
that we share the sudden passing of Tom on May 9, 2009 at Vancouver
General Hospital. Tom was a loving husband to Margaret, a wonderful
father to Caryl (Alan) and Niall (Hilda) and the best Yeh-Yeh to
grandchildren Lauren and Michael. He was also a dear brother to Iris
and uncle to Kathy and George. Tom was born and raised in Edinburgh,
Scotland. He immigrated to Vancouver with Margaret and their young
family in 1968. A compositor by trade, he was immediately employed at
Pacific Press where he stayed until retirement in 1997. Tom, a gentle
man always willing to help, enjoyed using his innate talents around
the home. He was a lifelong learner and very passionate about his
venture into accupressure. His "magic" thumbs and second sight
benefited family members and friends many times. Despite his failing
health in the last few years, he still enjoyed cruising with Margaret
and maintaining his Scottish roots through the annual Burns' Supper.
He was particularly happy to be at Caryl and Alan's wedding in 2008.
We are so fortunate to have had him in our lives. He will be dearly
missed by family and friends in Vancouver, Toronto, Okanagan, Scotland
and Switzerland. Special thanks to Emergency Health Services and the
staff at VGH Emergency. At Tom's request, there will be no service.
Donations can be made in Tom's memory to A.S.K. Friendship Centre, 700
West 57th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6P 1S1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

FRIDGE Audrey Mabel (Betty) nee Anderton Born June 13, 1915 in
Orpington Kent, England and passed away May 7, 2009, in Surrey, B.C.
Predeceased by her husband Alexander. Survived by her daughters Dorina
(Bud) Hjorleifson and Barbara (Bill) Taylor. Grandchildren Warren,
Moraine, Tanya (Allan), Scott (Yheza), and 6 great-grandchildren.
Special thanks to all the staff at Kinsmen Place Lodge for their
loving care. A Service of Remembrance will be held on May 19, 2009 at
11:00 A.M. at St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, 11601 - 82nd Avenue,
North Delta, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your
choice would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

HADDEN D. JeanApril 15, 2009, aged 93 years, at Sidney, B.C., formerly
of West Vancouver. Mom, Nana and GG was treasured by daughter Janet
Laundy (Dave), son Donal (Monica); grandchildren Kent Laundy (Cathy),
Chris Laundy (Jussara), Taylor Hadden, Shelley Hadden and Corinne
Leifering; great-grandchildren Ethan and Kenna Laundy, aged 11 years.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

HARRIS Ernest J. Born in Northampton, England on July 30, 1917 passed
away at the age of 91, on May 7, 2009 in North Vancouver, BC.
Predeceased by parents, Alfred and Mary Ann and brother Eddie Harris,
from England. Ernie, or Guy, as his grandson, Richard, named him, will
be remembered in our hearts forever. Dad, your dry British humour,
quick wit, interesting life and World War II stories will be missed by
your wife, Inge Harris, grandchildren Richard (22) and Megan Roberts
(19), your daughter Rosemary and partner Rod, Kathy and Shawn Gardner,
and your British family: Irene Harris, Richard and Ann Harris and
family and Elayne and Andrea Popplewell. Thank you Dad for the
pleasure of your company, your helpful ways, your devotion to your
family, and for all your life lessons. You have made a big difference
in our lives. No service, by request. Until we meet again Dad, we'll
be remembering and missing you.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

HOLLINGSHEAD Margaret M.I. (nee Roche) Passed away peacefully at
Crofton Manor in Vancouver, BC on May 13, 2009. Predeceased in 1991 by
her husband Melvyn. She is survived by two sons, Robert (Bob) and his
wife Donna of Vancouver and Craig and his wife Audrey of Red Deer, AB;
grandchildren Wendy, Bradley, Jordan and Alisha. No service by
request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Foundation would
be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

HOLMES William (Bill) Born in 1924 in Belfast, Northern Ireland,
William (Bill) Holmes immigrated to Canada in 1949. He travelled
across Canada, and after arriving in Vancouver, he met Vera (nee
Rickard). They married in 1952, and moved to North Vancouver, where
they resided with their 2 children for many years. An avid hiker,
tennis player, and skier, Bill was also a gifted artist. His paintings
hang in many private residences around the world. Predeceased by Vera
in 2001, he is survived by his two devoted children: Stephen (Coletta)
Holmes, and their 4 children - Leah, Vanessa, Jake, and Deanna. Kelly
(Ralph) Sholinder and their daughter, Kimberly. He will be deeply
missed by his family, and his many friends. The family would like to
extend a very special thanks to the staff at Hampton House and Cascade
Lodge in Chilliwack for the wonderful care he received. A celebration
of Bill's life will be held Saturday, May 16th, 2009 at Woodlawn
Funeral Home in Chilliwack, BC, at 1 PM with a gathering to follow. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson's Society would be greatly
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

HUNTER Allyce Jean Our little Mummy, affectionately known as "toad"
and a true living doll, slipped away in the early hours of May 5, 2009
(Cinco de Mayo). Born July 11, 1915 in Wallace, ON. Only child of
Joseph and Beatrice Scott (nee Norgan). Leaves behind daughters Jo Ann
Martin, Dale Christy, Jane Darling (Doug Spani), four grandsons, two
great-grandchildren and two stepchildren. Predeceased by last husband,
Watson T. Hunter and grandson David Christy. Mother was an active
volunteer for many years with the Junior League of Vancouver and a
Past President of the Auxilliary for the B.C. Cancer Society to which
she dedicated many hours of selflessness and heart. Her's was a full,
wonderful, radiant life well lived. Sadly, the brakes of dementia
slowed her momentum down. The family would like to thank Dr. Sebba and
the entire staff at Capilano Care Centre for their tender care of
Mother these past years. A private service will take place May 28,
2009. Donations to Jeannie's memory gratefully accepted, should you
wish, to the B.C. Alzheimer's Society in the hope we can find a cure
for this cruel disease. Dance with the Angels, Mum.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

Molly Jensen Peacefully passed away One year ago. We miss you Mom,
Lots of love from Ken and Steve and everyone.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

KAY Thomas Albert As noted in the December obituary, there will be a
Tom Kay gathering on Thursday, May 21st, 3pm - 5pm, at the Vancouver
Golf Club, 771 Austin Ave., Coquitlam. All those who knew him are
welcome to share stories, smile and raise a glass in his memory.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

In Memory of Robert James Keith August 20, 1977 - May 15, 2003 We love
and miss you. You are always in our hearts, Love, Mom, Dad, Kristi And
the entire Keith family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

KELLY Gordon Frank Born October 3rd 1956, passed away suddenly on
Saturday May 9, 2009 while hiking at Buntzen Lake. He was a great man
who was dearly loved by his family and friends. He is survived by his
mother Joyce, his son Nathan, his daughter Jessica, his brother Garth
(Ladene, Braxton, Madison and Damian) and his sister Linda (Mike and
Nicole) and family. His spirit, energy and enthusiasm for life will be
remembered by anyone who was fortunate to know him. A Celebration of
Life will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009 at the Italian Cultural
Center in Vancouver from 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be
made to the "Gord Kelly Scholarship Fund" care of G and F Financial
Group, 803 E. Hastings Vancouver V6A-1R8. A donation box will be
available at the Celebration of Life as well.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

KELM Fred Born in Richmond August 23, 1934 on Lansdowne Road.
Tragically died May 7, 2009 in Richmond. Predeceased by his parents
Gustav and Helen, and by his eldest brother Bert Kelm. Fred is
survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara (Coulson) and sons
Troy and Dale. Also survived by brothers and sisters Ralph, Delores,
Jerry, and Joan, sister-in-law Doris, Barb's family Dave, Marge and
Bill, and many nieces and nephews. Fred worked hard all his life, 15
years at BC Packers, and 30 years for the City of Richmond waterworks
until retirement in 1997. He was a great sportsman - boating, hunting,
camping - and especially loved his fishing derbys with Richmond CUPE
394 and ANAF 284 Rod & Gun. He is dearly missed by his family and pet
dog Missy, and by friends around the golf course and pool table. Fred
was a skillful carver, gardener and all-round handyman and good
neighbor. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 22, 1:00PM at
Steveston United Church, 3720 Broadway Street, Richmond. In lieu of
flowers kindly make donations to the Richmond Hospital Foundation MRI
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

LIU Mr. Yukorn Tze-Tong July 1924 - April 2009My beloved husband
passed away peacefully in the Burnaby General Hospital, July 21, 2009.
He leaves behind his niece Rossana Lam (husband Frank, daughter and
son), nephew Albert (wife Maureen, two daughters), sister Hin Ching
Liu in England and two nephews in China. I would like to extend a warm
thank you to the Burnaby General Hospital doctors and nurses who took
such good care of him in intensive and palliative care units. A
private cremation was held April 27, 2009.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/14/2009 - 5/16/2009

LUPTON Eileen Eileen was born in Calgary on May 13, 1917 and she
passed on her 92nd birthday, May 13, 2009 in Surrey at Morgan Place
Care Facility. She is survived by nieces Eileen Spoor and her two
children Cameron and Kimberly, Sharon and Bob WIngo, nephews Kenneth
and Jody Spoor, Lyle and Karen Shepherd, her cousin Maureen Robinson;
as well as many other family members and friends who love her. Eileen
was born and raised in Calgary, lived for thirty years in California
with her husband Jonathan Lupton and near her sister's family, then
returned to Canada in the early 1980's and settled in Surrey for her
remaining years. The funeral will take place at Valley View Funeral
Home at 10:00am on Saturday, May 16, 2009. For those wishing to pay
their respects or honour her life the family wishes that in lieu of
flowers, please make a donation to the local Alzheimer's organization
of choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

MAH Bob Born June 28, 1928 - Bob passed away at the Burnaby General
Hospital on Saturday, May 9, 2009. He will be sadly missed by his
loving family, wife Elsie, his children Ian, Janine and Karey,
Grandkids Jacquie, Taylor, Logan, and many relatives and friends. As a
retired Steelworker and a Judo Instructor, he enriched the lives of
all his colleagues, students and their families. No service by
request. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Paul's or
Burnaby Hospital Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009

MARTIN James (Jim) Archie July 24, 1922 - April 20, 2009 Jim passed
away after a long battle with an illness that claimed his life on
Monday, April 20, 2009. A good father, husband and friend, he will be
missed by all who loved him and remembered by all who had the honour
to know him. Jim is survived by his wife Dorothy, of 54 years; his son
Patrick (Laurie); daughters Colleen, June (Jevan), and Gail; and
granddaughter Kori. Jim was a bushman and pilot. He loved to travel.
He shared his life experiences by writing a book. He was one of
Jehovah's Witnesses, which gives him the wonderful hope of the
resurrection to life on this beautiful earth that he loved so much.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

NAULT Charles Phillip May 30, 1939 - May 10, 2009 "Chuck the Roofer"
of New Westminster, BC passed away quietly in Royal Columbian Hospital
after a short and tough battle with cancer. Chuck will be dearly
missed and is survived by his companion Katie Davidson, daughter Cindy
Nault, granddaughter Amber Johnson, sister Sharon Horne (Terry) of
Victoria, BC and brother Telford Nault of Ladysmith, BC. A casual
memorial will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 631 Sixth
Street, New Westminster on Saturday, May 30th 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

PARDEK John Andrew Passed away May 08, 2009 at the age of 73 years. He
is survived by his wife Margaret, son Sean, daughter Linda, brother
Edward, sister Margaret and brother Mel (predeceased). Friends and
family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Saturday, May 16th at
9am at Sts Cyril and Methodius Parish: 472 8th Ave. East, New
Westminster. Father Juraj presiding.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/14/2009 - 5/15/2009

REYNOLDS, Lex (Alexander) Edward, LLB Passed away suddenly on
Saturday, May 9th, 2009. Age: 54 years. Loved by his wife and friend
Valerie, his beloved son Tai, his mother Barbara Reynolds, sister
Leslie (Doug) Cornelson, brother Larry Reynolds, mother-in-law Dodie
Ormheim, sister-in-law Shirlee Lewis (David Bepple) and many family
members, dear friends and colleagues. Celebration of Life Gathering:
Saturday, May 16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Victoria Native Friendship Centre,
231 Regina Avenue, Victoria. Bring your stories and favourite foods to
share. Followed by sunset at Saxe Point, Esquimalt. No flowers by
request. Donations, The Lex Reynolds Adoption and Permanency Endowment
Fund, c/o The Victoria Foundation, No. 109 - 645 Fort Strret,
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

ROGERS - George Frederick George Frederick Rogers, born March 17, 1918
passed away peacefully on May 7, 2009. Predeceased by his beloved
wife, Gladys, brothers Kenneth and Gordon and sister Ila Meabry.
Survived by his sister Eva Nixon, daughter Barbara Espie and sons
Frederick, Gordon, William and Kenneth Rogers. Grandchildren, Mike,
Patricia, Steven, David, Robert Rogers and Mike and Patrick Espie,
great-grandchildren, Jake, Eloragh and Meaghan Espie. He spent the
last years of his wonderful life with Lil Matheson in Ladner, BC.
George served with the Canadian Armed Forces at C.F.B. Kingston from
the 1940's to 1958, C.F.B. Vancouver to 1962, C.F.B. Ladner as RQMSM
to 1969. He also served with the Burnaby Red Cross and was a member in
good standing of the Surrey Legion. He was Past Master of Progress
Lodge No. 87 and a Noble 32 degree of the Shrine. He was a good man, a
beloved father and a good mason. No service will be held at his
request, in lieu of flowers please make donations to the charity of
your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

ROSE Patricia Anne (North) September 14, 1936 - May 10, 2009 Passed
away peacefully after a long battle with cancer that she fought with
dignity, grace and courage. She is predeceased by sisters Elayne and
Betty. Survived by her loving husband Philip Rose, children Allison
(Jimmy) and Robert (Loree) and six adoring grandchildren (Sarah,
Brandon, Emma, Kirsten, Gavin and Gillian) and deeply missed as well
by her sister Kay and Jimmy's daughter Marilyn as well as many other
family members and friends. Pat was born in Armstrong, B.C. and left
the family farm when she was 18. She taught primary school at the
Jericho Hill School for the Blind from 1957 to 1965. She married Phil
in 1961 and raised two wonderful children. An accomplished pianist,
she taught piano for many years. Pat was also a teacher in the Program
for the Visually Impaired at Vancouver Community College from 1984 to
1997. She never learned to swim but spent many, many blissful summers
on the family sailboat cruising the waters of the B.C. coast including
memorable trips to Knight Inlet, the Queen Charlotte Islands and
Barclay Sound. She was kind and generous to all who were fortunate to
know her. Pat was a truly outstanding "Nanny" who always showed great
interest, encouragement and love for her grandchildren in all of their
endeavours. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 20th at
3:00PM at Dunbar Heights United Church, 3525 West 24th Avenue,
Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your
choice are gratefully appreciated.
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ROSTRON Velma Marion (nee Erdmann)Born February 4, 1919 Hamilton
Ontario. Passed away peacefully May 4, 2009 with her children by her
side. Predeceased by her loving husband William and eldest son William
Robert. Survived by her children Valerie (Mike) Perreault, Philip
(Cindy), Gary (Joyce), Joanne (Brad) Gaetz, 8 grandchildren, 2 great
grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. She was
much loved and will be missed by all who knew her. A graceful spirit,
a giving heart, and a beautiful soul. No service by request.
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In Loving Memory of Aaron Sheppard September 14, 1964 - May 16, 2004
We who loved you sadly miss you, As it dawns another year; In our
lonely hours of thinking Thoughts of you are ever near Sadly missed by
Mom and Dad; brother Darcy, Bonnie, Courtney, Trent and his soulmate
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/15/2009

STANSFIELD Hugh Campbell The Honourable Hugh C. Stansfield, Chief
Judge of the Provincial Court of British Columbia, died May 7, 2009 at
age 56, having lived a life richly blessed by family, friends and
professional opportunity. 33 years of marriage with Jo-Ann provided
the structure, fun and purpose of family, from which sprung Hugh's
greatest joy and pride in life, his four beloved sons: Colin (Connie),
David, Patrick (Cara), and Matthew (Brittany). Hugh was predeceased by
his parents, Hugh and Harriett Stansfield, and survived by Jo-Ann's
parents, David and Shirley Giles; his three siblings, Margaret,
Dorothy (Jack) and Keith (Kathy), Jo-Ann's siblings, David (Mary) and
Donna (Bill), the next generation of nieces and nephews, special
friends Matthew, Anna and Markus, and an array of other wonderful
friends. After UBC Law, Hugh practiced law in Vancouver for 13 years
until being appointed a judge of the Provincial Court in 1993. Hugh
loved judging, and never lost sight of what a privilege it is to serve
the public in that role. He served the Court in many different
capacities, including Associate Chief Judge 1997-2001. Hugh
particularly valued his relationship with the National Judicial
Institute, and enjoyed offering leadership in continuing judicial
education. But his passion was his strongly-held belief in the need
for substantial systemic reform to the justice system; his belief that
the public deserves more meaningful access to justice emphasizing
simple, practical problem-solving and community engagement. Hugh was a
pioneer in Canada in opening the Court to the media, and providing
opportunities for public concerns to be heard. In July 2005 Hugh was
appointed Chief Judge of the Provincial Court, an opportunity for
which he was very grateful, hoping he might have some small influence
in promoting a new vision for justice for British Columbians. Special
thanks to Dr. Cindy Toze and Dr. Clay Smith, and all the medical and
nursing staff of the VGH Leukemia/Bone marrow transplant team, whose
care has been remarkable. Service to be held Saturday, May 23, 2009 at
11 a.m. at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church, Nelson and Burrard,
Vancouver. Reception to follow at the Wall Centre. In lieu of flowers,
please consider making a gift to VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation to be
directed to the Leukemia Bone Marrow Transplant Program, or donating
blood - a gift of life!
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TAYLOR Donald Richard "Don" February 28, 1931 - May 7, 2009 Dad died
peacefully in his sleep at Royal Jubilee Hospice in his 78th year. He
was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years Jacquie and is survived
by his 2 saddened children Marcus and Nicole Taylor and his 4
grandchildren Cole Taylor, Carson Taylor, Mitchell Eraut and Nathan
Eraut. One of dad's first loves was boats and the sea. In his early
years he was an accomplished shipwright and sailor in Vancouver and
later worked in the Yukon restoring paddle wheelers. Dad's love of
working with his hands carried on throughout his life, leaving us with
many of his beautiful creations to remember him by. Dad will be
remembered fondly in the community as a patron of the arts and as the
owner and personality behind Old Morris Tobacconist on Government St.
Mom and Dad's greatest loves, aside from each other and their family,
was traveling the world, enjoying friends, fine win and good food. Dad
will be remembered lovingly by his children for his generosity, his
sense of humor, and his Joie de Vivre. The family wishes to express
their gratitude to Marilyn Hansen and her partner Wayne Underhill for
their heartfelt care and friendship during Dad's final year. Please
contact family regarding a Reception in honor of Don's life.
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WATSON Les (John Leslie) April 25, 1946 - November 13, 2008 Les Watson
of Calgary, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2008, surrounded by
his family, at Rocky View General Hospital, at the age of 62. Les is
survived by his loving wife Carol; son, Cameron (Jennifer) Watson;
daughter, Tiffany (David) Gilbey; and grandchildren, Alex, Amelia, and
Abigail. Les is also survived by his mother Phyllis Watson; sisters
Wendy (Roger) Sayer and Margaret (Jerry) Tregaskis, and several nieces
and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Des Watson. If friends
so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S (Shock
Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary,
AB, T2E 8M7, (telephone 403-295-1811)
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WATSON Phyllis Chester (Sims) Passed away at St. James Cottage Hospice
in Vancouver, on April 24, 2009 in her 90th year. Predeceased by her
husband, Des Watson, in 1995, and by her son Les (John Leslie) in
2008. Survived by her daughters, Wendy (Roger) Sayer and Margaret
(Jerry) Tregaskis; daughter-in-law, Carol Watson; sister-in-law, Joan
(Doug) Lemon; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and several
nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Monday May 25, 2009,
at 1:30 PM at St. Helen's Anglican Church, 4405 West 8th (at Trimble)
in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St.
Helen's Memorial Fund or to the St. James Cottage Hospice c/o St.
James Community Service Society, 329 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A
1G5 (604-606-0300). Walkey & Company, Funeral Directors, 604-738-0006.
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WEDDIGEN Rolf, QC July 27, 1931 - May 12, 2009 Rolf passed away
peacefully at Point Grey Private Hospital with family by his side. He
will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sheila, sister Elisabeth, son
Peter, daughter Annemarie (Mark), granddaughters Sonja and Monica,
stepmother Luise, sister-in-law Elizabeth (Joe), and extended family
across Canada and Germany. Rolf retained his good humour and spark to
the end, despite his various ailments. "Der Boss" was a proud
Berliner, a lover of family, fine wine, martinis, the law, horseback
riding and ice cream. He leaves a great void in the lives of his
family and many friends. A private celebration of Rolf's life will
take place in late May. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Salvation
Army, of which Rolf was an avid supporter, are gratefully appreciated.
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"Don't just count the years, make your years count!" MARGARET WELCH
(nee BROUGHALL) May 29, 1916 _ May 8, 2009 On Friday May 8th, as the
morning sunlight began to filter through her bedroom window, mom began
a new journey. She was my friend, mentor and loving mother. Her life
was blessed with countless friends _ in particular, the Pearce family,
Helen and Roni whom she knew for over 50 years _ as well as others she
met through her love of bridge, golf, curling and travelling. A very
warm heartfelt thank you to the "angels" in her life ... Mary & Sophie
_ whom she embraced as family _ for their loving support and
understanding; Jane & Ron for their laughter and spark; Jean for her
entertaining letters and phone calls; George for his patience &
thoughtfulness; Annette for her warm, reassuring smile; Alyce, whose
youthful energy and loving care helped mom in her last months and
Colleen, who as her doctor, offered compassion and hope. As well, a
special thank you to all whom have kept in touch with her over the
years _ the Coutts family, Joyce, Janice, Betty, Patience, Joanne,
Richard & Louise. Lastly, thanks to Clare, RoseMary and Eleanor for
their wonderful company and challenging Saturday night bridge games.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB Talking Books
Program or Literacy B.C. The dearest mother, the kindest friend, One
of the best whom God could lend. Loving, thoughtful, gentle and true,
Always willing a kind act to do.
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