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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, April 23, 2009
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:24:28 -0700


Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, April 23, 2009
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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 4/23/2009
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BARBOUR (BINGHAM) Miriam "Bubs" Raye Beloved wife, Mom, Nana, sister
and friend. Passed away peacefully, April 20, 2009,with her loving
husband of 50 years by her side. She has left a family that she loved
with all her heart, husband Harold, son Jim, daughter Kathleen (Rob),
grandchildren Christopher and Megan, sister Shirley Kinnear and many
other family members. Born in New Westminster on April 10, 1932, and a
long time resident of Surrey. She touched the hearts and enriched the
lives of everyone she met. She will be greatly missed and fondly
remembered by all who knew her. A celebration of life will be held on
Sunday, April 26th,at Valley View Funeral Home, 1:00pm. 14660 72 Ave,
Surrey. Reception to follow.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/23/2009 - 4/25/2009


BLAIR Ralph Arthur March 31, 1961 - March 31, 2009 Ralph is survived
by his only son Kevin and his mother Ethel. A celebration of Ralph's
life will be held April 25, 2009 from 1 pm to 4 pm, at 13952 - 66
Avenue, Surrey, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


BLOOD Reginald October 9, 1926 - April 21, 2009Reginald Blood, beloved
husband of Berniece Blood of Richmond, B.C., passed away peacefully on
April 21, 2009 at the age of 82 years. Reg was born October 9, 1926 to
Jim and Mabel Blood in Telfordville, Alberta. In 1950, he married his
sweetheart Berniece Blood (nee Clark) in Edmonton. Reg will be
remembered for his unwavering devotion to Berniece and for being a
loving and supportive father to his children. He shared a special bond
with his grandson Michael. Reg had a wonderful gift - his friendly,
outgoing personality. He could walk into a room not knowing anyone and
leave with new found friends. Reg loved to bake. His family and
friends will always remember enjoying his fabulous pies. He will be
sadly missed by his loving wife Berniece, his sons Wes and Don (Kathy)
Blood and grandson Michael Blood, his caring sister Dora Holmberg, and
several nieces and nephews. Reg was predeceased by his daughter Cathy
Blood. In keeping with Reg's informality, a gathering for everyone to
laugh and smile remembering Reg will be held at noon on Saturday,
April 25 at Rosewood Manor, 6260 Blundell Road, Richmond, B.C. A
private family graveside service will take place at a later date.
Condolences may be forwarded to . In lieu of
flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to your local Heart
and Stroke Foundation or at www.heartandstroke.ca . Special thanks to
Dr. Don Faulkner; the staff of Rosewood Manor; and the caregivers of
the Richmond Hospital for the care and compassion shown to our dad and
family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/23/2009 - 4/24/2009


(Memoriam)
Helen Ivy Bodkin (nee Green) Dear MOM: You are gone but never to be
forgotten. You are missed by all and especially by your son and
granddaughter and great-grandchildren. For EVER and ALWAYS. A day does
not go by that you are not thought of. Love Bob....
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/23/2009 - 4/24/2009


BRACONNIER Gilbert Born August 14th, 1935 in Gravelbourg,
Saskatchewan. It is with great sadness that we announce Gil's passing
on April 20th, 2009 at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years Anita,
daughters Vicky Ford (Neil), Theresa Thompson (Paul), sons Mark, Greg,
Jacques (Shelley), and Andy (Melody), grandchildren Craig (Nancy),
Virginia (Ryan), Carson, Drew, Matt, Louise, Marcel, Alex and Crystal.
He is also survived by his sisters Terry, Vivian and Stella. Gil was
known for his devotion to his wife, family and church. He enjoyed
getting to know people, helping others with advice, telling jokes and
teasing his grandchildren and sisters. He was a very successful
businessman and always gave 110% to whatever he did - winning a gold
medal for long vault at the 1953 Canadian Gymnastic Championships,
earning a black belt in judo, waterskiing, curling, or taking care of
his many antique and sports cars. Gil was a devoted Catholic and will
always be remembered in our prayers. He will be sadly missed. His
family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses who cared for
him at the Vancouver Cancer Clinic and the Crossroads Hospice in Port
Moody. Prayers for Gilbert will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April
23rd at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam,
followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 am on Friday, April 24th. Rev. P.
Tepoorten - Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate a
donation to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Gilbert.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/22/2009 - 4/23/2009


COMPSTON Marian Irene (nee Ekensteen) Marian passed away peacefully at
Richmond Hospital on April 17, 2009 after a long and brave battle with
a number of health challenges. She will be deeply missed by her
husband of 58 years Ron, children Dave, Joan (Jacky), Jim, Barb
(Mitch), Pete, grandchildren Heather, Stacey, Eric, Gillian, Nadine,
Heather, Breanne, Davis, and great-grandchildren Mika and Kaya. She
was predeceased by her sisters Florence and Helen, and is survived by
sisters Millie and Dot, many nieces and nephews, and countless
friends. Marian was born July 19, 1927 on a farm near Foremost,
Alberta to Swedish parents Edith and Gustav Ekensteen. As a young
adult she moved first to Calgary and then in 1947 to Vancouver. She
met Ron while working at the Royal Bank in 1948. They married in 1951
and raised 5 children, living in Victoria, Burnaby, and Kitimat before
settling in Richmond in 1966. Marian was a stay-at-home mom, somehow
managing to maintain an orderly house amidst the chaos of a large and
active family. She re-entered the work force in the mid - 1970's,
ultimately returning to the Royal Bank where she worked her way up to
loans and mortgage officer before following Ron into retirement in
1983. In the years that followed they travelled to England and made
many memorable trips throughout Canada and the US in their RV. While
Marian's early artistic outlet was painting, she developed many
different outlets for her creativity over the years. In retirement she
became active in the Friends of the Richmond Public Library and in the
Trefoil Guild (part of the Girl Guide movement). Never a person to sit
quietly in the background, Marian's extroverted nature enabled her to
make many good friends in both organizations. Marian will be
remembered by her family and friends for her fortitude, her generous
nature, her engaging spirit and love of laughter, for never taking a
break, and for always having something to say! The family would like
to say thank you to the staffs of both Richmond Lions Manor and
Richmond Hospital, with special thanks to Amanda and Diane at the
Manor and Audra and Michael at the hospital, for the exceptional
caring and support demonstrated in her last months. No service, by
request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marian's memory
to the charity of your choice. A celebration of Marian's life will be
held at a later date for family and friends. If you wish, please share
a memory of Marian at remembering.ca.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/21/2009 - 4/26/2009


(Memoriam)
MARGARITE CORAM October 31, 1928 - April 23, 2004 Our beautiful Tutu.
Always in our hearts and missed by your loving family. Linda, John and
Nicole ("Presh")
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


(Memoriam)
COULL Alberta Jane September 25, 1922 - April 19, 2004 We will never
stop loving & missing you. Anne Hoffman and family, Bruce Coull and
family, Bruce Levelton and family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


DOUGLAS George T. It is with sadness and much love that we announce
the passing of George T. Douglas. He left us peacefully in his sleep,
at the George Derby Centre. Born July 12, 1909 on his parent's farm
near Carnduff Saskatchewan, he was the 4th of 9 children. Early on he
learned to love reading and left the farm in 1928 to attend Regina
Normal School and to work towards a degree at the University of
Saskatchewan while pursuing a career in teaching. He began his career
teaching in rural Saskatchewan towns. George met his wife, Margaret
Brennan, in 1931, and then again at summer school in 1939, and they
were married in 1940. Together they began their marriage as teachers.
He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 where he instructed
navigators. When the war ended he remained in the air force for an
additional year to teach highschool graduation courses to returning
veterans. In 1946 he moved with his wife Margaret and two small
children to British Columbia where he completed his degree in Honours
Math and Science at UBC. He began teaching at Queen Elizabeth
Secondary, in Surrey, B.C. from 1947 to 1975, first as a teacher and
then as a Vice Principal. He retired at the age of 66. In retirement
he and Margaret played golf at Hazelmere in the summer and in Palm
Desert in the winter. They also travelled the world and loved to
entertain and play bridge. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret,
in 2008, and by three of his sisters, and his four brothers. He is
survived by his younger sister Ethyl Schwabe, his sons John, Neil
(Muriel) and Bernie (Debbie), and his daughter Cathie (Brock), his 9
grandchildren, Sarah (Corey), Andrew, Robert, Aaron (Katherine),
Marques (Stephanie), Christine (Justin), Elizabeth (Matt), Michael and
Meghan and his 8 great-grandchildren, Brock, Stefan, Jennaka, Paige,
Brennan, Camden, Elise and Trinity, as well as many nieces and
nephews. George T. Douglas, a kind and gentle man, will be greatly
missed by his family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will take
place on Monday, April 27th, 2009 at 9:00 am at Star of the Sea
Church, 1153 Fir St., White Rock, B.C. Special thanks to the staff at
George Derby Centre for their kindness and support during his last
days. In lieu of flowers, donations to the George Derby Centre or a
charity of your choice would be appreciated. Columbia-Bowell Chapel
604-521-4881
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/23/2009 - 4/26/2009


ELLIS Brian J. October 14th, 1950 - April 17th, 2009With great sadness
we announce the passing of Brian Jonathan Ellis beloved son of Mr. And
Mrs. Clayton J. Ellis. Brian J. Ellis died on April 17th at Peace Arch
Hospital, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Left to mourn his
passing are the following: son, Jonathan and his wife Cristelle,
including Sean and Christopher, grandsons of Aylmer, Que?bec; son,
Sebastien and Marie-Catherine of Montre?al and grandchildren, William
and Mathilde; daughters, Stephanie at Simon Fraser University and
Chloe? of New Westminster; their mother Lee of Centerville, Mas. Also
numerous friends across Canada and the United States. A great man, a
great life. He is loved and will be missed. Memorial service to be
held at Our Lady of Fatima Church on April 24th at 2pm, 315 Walker
Street, Coquitlam.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/22/2009 - 4/23/2009


(Memoriam)
Farac Mary, Jan. 10/31 - Apr. 23/99 Matt, Dec. 1/22 - Apr. 24/08 Gone
from us, but leaving memories Death can never take away, Memories that
will always linger While upon this earth we stay. Love Always, your
children, daughter Leslie, son Matty (Adriana) grandchildren Sean and
Travis.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/23/2009 - 4/24/2009


FARBRIDGE Eva Grace Born November 16, 1935. Passed away suddenly on
April 16, 2009 in Vancouver. Eva was a long time employee of BC Tel/
Telus. Eva loved the Lord and was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church, New Westminster and a long time volunteer at the Canadian
Bible Society. Eva is survived by her loving son Andrew. A Memorial
Service will be held at 2:00pm Friday, April 24, 2009 at First
Presbyterian Church, 333 - 7th Street, New Westminster. In lieu of
flowers donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church, The
Canadian Bible Society, 100 Huntley Street, or to a charity of your
choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/22/2009 - 4/23/2009


FOLLOWS James Samuel Lost his third battle with cancer. Born August
31, 1930. Leaves many family members. If friends would like to say
good-bye to Jim, he will be home on April 24th from 4:00 until 7:00pm.
No flowers please.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


(Memoriam)
PETER R. HARDER January 3rd, 1940 - April 23rd, 1999 You are only out
of sight, but not out of our hearts. Missing and loving you, Sharon,
Randy, Laurie and cherished grandchildren, Shawn and Kristi.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


HEBERT Margaret Lucy (nee Manulak) December 22, 1931 - April 20,
2009After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Margaret passed away
peacefully at home. Lovingly remembered by her children, Barbara, Greg
and Donna, and her grandchildren, Meghan, Cristena, Kaitlyn and
Zachary; also her sisters and brothers and a large loving family.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Louis in 2008, and her son
Mark in 2007. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 24 at 10:00
am at the Gardens of Gethsemani Chapel, 15800 - 32 Ave., Surrey, where
the interment will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in
Margaret's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Fraser Heights
Chapel 604-589-2559
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


(Memoriam)
IMAIM - June August 31, 1945 - April 23, 2008 We have only a memory,
dear mother, We cherish our whole life through; But the sweetness will
live forever As we treasure the memory of you. Miss you Mom. Pauline,
Colin, Eric, JoJo, Kaitlin, Jordan, Ronin, and O-Ren.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


JANTZEN Joan Barbara (Wright)It is with sadness that we announce
Joan's peaceful passing on April 13, 2009. Joan was born on June 23,
1938 in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. She is predeceased by her
father, Maurice Wright and her mother, Mildred Parker (nee Robar). She
is survived by her husband, Don (Burnaby), sister Betty Coombs
(Dartmouth, NS), brother Merrill (Mission, BC), nieces Wendy
(Charlottetown, PEI), Peggy (Dartmouth, NS), Lynn (Mission, BC) and
nephew Ed (Dartmouth, NS) as well as many other relatives scattered
throughout Canada. Joan is also survived by several relatives on her
husband, Don's side of the family. Joan devoted many volunteer hours
to the Burnaby Hospice Society, through the Burnaby Palliative Care
Program, providing emotional and practical support to people with life
threatening illnesses. Joan was very passionate about her volunteer
work and therefore, it would be fitting to request that, in lieu of
flowers, donations be made to the Burnaby Hospice Society, 6855
Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5E 1E4. The family would also like to
sincerely thank the entire staff at St. Michael's Hospice for the
loving care provided to Joan during her final days. A Celebration of
Joan's Life will be held on Monday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the
Firefighters Club, 6515 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


KADONAGA Toshiye (Tosh)Toshiye passed away peacefully in her sleep in
the early hours of April 20, 2009 in her 96th year. Born in Vancouver,
B.C. on June 5, 1912, she was predeceased by husband Ei, daughter
Nancy, brother Sen Adachi (Yuki) and sister Tsuneko. She will be
deeply missed by her sister Fumiko (Chuzo Adachi), daughters Joyce
(Tom Hattori), Louvaine, Ellen, grandson Allan and many nieces and
nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at Nikkei Home for the
care and support provided to mother and extend our appreciation to Dr.
T.K. Yuen who was instrumental in helping her enjoy a wonderful
quality of life. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday,
April 27, 2009 at 10:00 AM in the Arbor Chapel at Valley View Funeral
Home, 14660 - 72nd Ave., Surrey. In lieu of flowers or koden,
donations can be made to Nikkei Home, 6680 Southoaks Cres., Burnaby,
B.C. V5E 4N3 or to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


KOBLE Jacob John (Jack)Born July 26, 1917 in Colonsay, Saskatchewan,
died peacefully at his family's home in West Vancouver, April 21,
2009, from lung cancer, with his family and loyal caregivers at his
side. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna (Ann), their only
child, Donna, and her husband Stephen, his grandson Stephen Jr., his
daughter-in-law Timea, and his three great-grandsons, Benjamin Jacob,
Maxwell and Nicholas, and his nephew Randall Yousie. For decades, from
the late fourties to the mid seventies, Jack was a popular musician
and band leader. He and his group brought pleasure to thousands at
hundreds of dances all over the province, but mainly in and around
Melville, Yorkton and Saskatoon. He retired from teaching in the
Catholic Schools in the mid seventies, moved to North Vancouver, and
continued for several years with another group and by himself, playing
for the pleasure of residents of senior centers and nursing homes. He
was an avid ham radio operator (VE7JJK) and an active member of
Kinsman and Lions service clubs, both in Saskatoon and North
Vancouver. Funeral services will be held at Christ the Redeemer
Catholic Church, at 595 - Keith Road, West Vancouver at 2:30 PM,
Saturday, April 25, 2009.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/23/2009 - 4/26/2009
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KURZ Arthur Edgar "Art" February 24, 1923 - April 16, 2009 It is with
great sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur Kurz. Art was
born in Central Butte, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully at the
Royal Columbian Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife, Lila, of
52 years; children Bud (Heidi), Alana Nordstrand (Doug), Karl (Ellen),
and Eileen Burke (Mike); grandchildren Emily, Celina, Brett, Amber,
Kaya, Tara, Angela, and Ryan. He attended Normal School in Moose Jaw
in 1940-1941; then enlisted in the RCAF to be stationed in Canada from
1942-1945. He attended UBC after his discharge, receiving a BA and a
BEd in 1949 and 1954. Art will be best remembered as a teacher in
Yarrow from 1953 to 1983. He also put in many volunteer hours during
his 19 years on the Yarrow Water Board, and was a member of the
Chilliwack Kinsmen. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April
27th, 2009, at 2:00 PM at the Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue,
Port Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation. Send messages to the family at
. First Memorial Burkeview Chapel
604-944-4128
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


MA Gabriel We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Gabriel Ma,
42, of Burnaby, BC. A loving husband, son and brother, Gabe was known
for his loyalty, enthusiasm, and love of all things hockey. We will
miss Gabe dearly but his generosity and easy smile will always be
remembered by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife,
Natasha, and two sons, Jaden and Reilly; parents, Helena and Convie
Ma; and sister, Venice Ma. A visitation will be held on Thursday,
April 23 between 6 - 8pm at Ocean View Memorial Park, 4000 Imperial
Ave., Burnaby. The funeral service will be on Friday, April 24th at
Willingdon Church, 4812 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby at 10am.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/22/2009 - 4/23/2009


MAHER Beryle Eileen Peacefully on April 20 at Royal Columbian
Hospital, Beryle left this world to join her life partner Dave and
other family members in Heaven. A more extensive obituary and
arrangements to celebrate Beryle's life will follow in the next few
days.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


MAK Peter Chi-Kin Born December 9th, 1949, has peacefully passed away
on April 16th, 2009. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife of
34 years, Minnie, and their four children, Chuen, Yan, Yuen and Yung.
His vibrant energy, charm, charisma and terrific singing will be
fondly remembered by family, friends and colleagues. A celebration of
his life will be held at 11:00am at Forest Lawn Chapel (3789 Royal Oak
Avenue, Burnaby, BC) on Saturday, April 25th, 2009. The Mak family
would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to all the staff at
the Richmond General Hospital for their good care and support of Peter
and the family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/23/2009 - 4/24/2009


MEZZAROBBA Giovanni Born on January 19, 1917 in Polcenigio Italy.
Passed away peacefully on April 21 at the age of 92. He is predeceased
by his beloved wife Maria. Johnny is lovingly survived by sons Jerry
(Susan) Fury (Eleanor) grandchildren Dayna, Ryan, Rachelle and
Mikaila, Great-Grandchildren Jaxson, Troy and Sophia, twin brother
Giuseppe sisters Maria and Eleonora and many more nieces and nephews
and cousins. Prayer and viewing will be hold on Monday, April 27th at
7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony of Padua, 1345 West 73rd Ave., Vancouver.
Funeral on Wednesday, April 29th at 10:30 A.M. at St. Anthony of
Padua.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


MITCHELL Grace Elizabeth (nee Shearer) October 6, 1924 - April 14,
2009 Passed away after a short battle with cancer. Survived by husband
Doug, daughter Gail (Joe), son Andy (Carlene), 4 grandchildren and 6
great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer
Society are appreciated. No funeral service will be held as per
Grace's request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


(Memoriam)
NAZARENO Emily MableThe 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. We love you so much - your Family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


(Memoriam)
PICKETT Constance Mary February 9, 1915 - April 23, 2005 In loving
memory of a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Within our hearts, the ones we loved are never really gone - they live
on in beautiful memories and Mom, we have plenty of those. We'll be
forever missing you. Your loving family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


REELIE Lorne Charles April 2, 1936 - April 19, 2009It is with great
sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lorne Charles Reelie.
Lorne was born in Vancouver and grew up in Burnaby. In 1958, Lorne and
his wife Pat, moved to Coquitlam where they raised their five
children. Recently, Lorne and Pat enjoyed living in South Surrey and
Birch Bay. Among his many accomplishments, Lorne was one of the
founders of the Coquitlam Adanac Lacrosse Club and a long time Finning
employee. He will be greatly missed and forever loved by all his
family and friends. Lorne is survived by his loving wife of 52 years,
Pat Reelie (Lockwood), his children, Mike (Carolyn), Patricia (Will),
Sandy (Andrew), Joe (Brenda) and Stacey (Phil) and his grandchildren,
Michelle (Gilles), Bronwyn, Kirsten, Jeannine, Dane, Tony, Breanne,
Kalie, Alana, Brittany, Evan, Jennifer and Erin. A memorial service
will be held Monday, April 27 at 1:00 pm at Como Lake United Church,
535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made
to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada in Lorne's honour.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/23/2009 - 4/24/2009


SCOTT Francine Mary (Fran) 1962 - 2009 It is with great sorrow that we
announce the sudden passing of our loving wife, mother, daughter and
sister. Predeceased by daughter Dorothy Anne and mother Arlene. Fran
is survived by her loving husband Randy; daughters Jessica and Sheila;
father Barry (Linda); mother-in-law Anne; sisters Susan and Starr
(Harry) and brother Glen (Michele) and many family and friends. We
wish to say a special thank you to the nurses in the ICU at Royal
Columbia Hospital for their compassionate care of Fran and the entire
family. An extra star is shining bright in the heavens, strong and
true, to help guide her family through their lives until we are all
together once again.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/22/2009 - 4/23/2009


SMITH Maurice Alan 17 September 1926 - 17 April 2009Maurice leaves
Hilary, his loving wife of fifty-six years. He was the proud and much
loved father of Alan (Linda), Sheila (Ken), Barbara (Gen) and David
and grandfather to Maya, Laura, Kiera, Joel Zoe, Emma and Tova. He is
also survived by a nephew Philip Smith (Lois), Shawnigan Lake, and a
niece Jan (David), Waksfield, UK. Born and raised on Merseyside,
England, Maurice lived through wartime bombing as a young teenager and
served in the Royal Navy later in WWII. He taught for five years in
England before immigrating to B.C. in 1955. Before retiring in 1985,
he worked in Revelstoke and Richmond including twenty years as school
principal. He had B.A., B.Ed. and M.Ed degrees from U.B.C. Maurice
enjoyed sports as a young man. He played rugby and cricket, boxed and
was competitive at the college level in swimming and throwing events
in athletics. He liked to play tennis. He was still swimming up to a
mile in his late seventies. He was a founding member of the Richmond,
B.C. Rugby Club in 1957 and played for them for over twenty years. He
was the club president for many years, was a coach for one season and
played over forty rugby for Evergreen and Twilighters. Maurice was a
world traveller to over sixty countries including Iceland, Japan,
China, Cuba, South Africa and Argentina. He road on the Trans-Siberian
Railway. He walked on the Great Wall of China and saw the sunrise and
set at Ayers Rock in Australia. He enjoyed a variety of music. Maurice
died peacefully at home after continuing to live a full life In spite
of cancer for almost five years. The family would like to thank Dr.
Kevin Murphy, Dr. Maureen Adamson and the nurses of the BC Cancer
Agency, Surrey, and the Palliative Care nurses for their much
appreciated care and attention. A Memorial Service and Reception will
be held Monday, April 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm in the Chapel of Richmond
Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, please
send donations to the BC Cancer Foundation, 600 - 686 West Broadway,
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1 or the Richmond Retired Teachers Association
Scholarship Trust Fund Foundation, c/c General Currie School, 8220
General Currie Rd., Richmond, B.C. V6Y 1M1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/21/2009 - 4/26/2009


SMITH - Stanley Born April 18, 1928. Was reunited with his loving
wife, Olive June Smith April 16, 2009. Survived by 3 sons, Bob
(Jamie), Brian (Brenda) and Ken (Donna), 2 daughters, Joanne (Gary)
and Cheryl (Hal), and many grandchildren. Stan worked 42 years for CN.
He will be sadly missed and always remembered. Memorial gathering,
Saturday, April 25 at 2:00pm, River Pointe Club, 15150 - 108th Ave.,
Surrey.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2009


STEWART Mary Flavelle"To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a
hoe, to plant seeds, and watch the renewal of life - this is the
commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can
do." Mary Flavelle Stewart passed away peacefully on April 15, 2009 in
her ninety-sixth year. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Douglas
McLean Stewart, she leaves behind an extended family including her
three children, Patrick (Paddy) Stewart (Judy), Jean Ross (Jim) and
William (Bill) Stewart (Susan). Mary was grandmother to Nigel Stewart,
Angus Stewart, Jonathan Carpenter, Simon Carpenter and Justin Ross.
Also included in the family are four great-grandchildren, her sister
Amy Stewart and sister-in-law June McLean (both of Toronto) and their
families. Mary's legacy was her lifelong passion as a gardener,
whether at her home in Kerrisdale or in her vegetable garden at
Chataway Ranch in Ashcroft. This love of gardening led to a long and
satisfying relationship with the Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver with
which she was associated from its inception. Together with Doug, she
established the Stewart Fund at the Vancouver Foundation which has
given generously to her many interests including social welfare, the
visual and performing arts and medical research, particularly with
respect to aging and dementia. At Mary's request, there will be no
official service in her memory.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/19/2009 - 4/25/2009


WALSH Eileen Mary (nee McPhillips) April 22, 1924 - April 17, 2009 It
with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eileen Walsh, after
a brief illness, on April 17, 2009. Predeceased by her parents,
husband James, sisters Maureen and Bridie, and brothers Benny, Tommy
and Jimmy. Much loved and much mourned, Eileen left behind her
siblings Peg, Phyllis, Eddie (Kay), and Kevin (Philippa), children
Brian (Lynda), Ron (Lesley), Barbara, Carmel and Una (Mario),
grandchildren Shannon, Brendan, Tia (Nils), Seamus, Kevin, Michael,
Lia and Daniela (Dean), four great-grandchildren and many nieces and
nephews. Also grieving are Eileen's life-long childhood friend Mairi?n
Fanning and close friends and "gang" Anne, Gloria, Lily, Mary and
Maureen. Eileen was born in Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland and lived
in Ireland until 1960 when she and Jim immigrated with their children
to Canada. In Canada, while raising 5 children, she trained and worked
as an accountant until she retired from Sauder Industries in 1987.
Eileen embraced life in her new country and all the joys and
challenges that it presented, making many friends and constantly
learning. Her humour, her unfailing generosity, her warmth and her
vitality embraced and enlivened us all. Her courage, determination,
resilience and strength inspired and motivated us. Her departure and
absence mute us - she is and will be loved and missed. A service will
be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2465 Crown
Street Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 11:00 am
followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant
House (575 Drake Street, Vancouver, V6K 4B8: www.covenanthousebc.org )
would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/21/2009 - 4/23/2009


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