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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, April 26, 2009
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:54:32 -0700


Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, April 26, 2009
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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 4/26/2009
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(Memoriam)
William Assels In loving memory of a dear husband, father, grandfather
and friend who passed away one year ago. You are gone but never to be
forgotten. Love always and forever in our thoughts, your wife Dora,
daughter Shirley, sons Wayne and Bobby and family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


BANMAN Richard (Rick) David November 21, 1956 - April 10, 2009 With
great sadness we announce Rick's passing after a short but courageous
battle with cancer. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 26
years Martha and sons Matthew and Kevin. Rick is survived by sisters
Sharon Panahi (Mike) and Diane Banman (Jim), brother Tom,
mother-in-law Helen Vizvary, brother-in-law Joseph Vizvary
(Christina), nieces Natasha, Amanda and Michaela and nephews Christian
and Tristan. Memorial service will be May 1st at 2 PM at Forest Lawn
Funeral Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers,
donations to The Ride to Conquer Cancer through one of the riders on
TEAM RJC-Ride for Rick will be appreciated. www.rideforrick.ca .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/24/2009 - 4/26/2009


BOYLE Beryl Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2009 in her
home Lakeview Care Facility. She was born in Tuelon, Manitoba August
18, 1933. Beryl is predeceased by her loving husband William and her
father Rob Alden. Beryl was employed as a secretary for many years
with BC Nurses Association and B.D.H. Chemicals, though she is best
remembered for her inspirational spirit through much adversity. Beryl
will be remembered with love by her son Michael, step-mom Hazel,
grandchild Andrew and her good friends Maria and Marge. A memorial
service will be held on April 28, 2009 at 11:15 at Lakeview Care
Facility South Tower, 3490 Porter Street, Vancouver, V5N 4H2. Flowers
or a donation to the charity of your choice will be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/24/2009 - 4/26/2009


BRINSDON Frances Barbara "Fran" Passed away peacefully at Langley
Memorial Hospital on Sunday, March 29, 2009, at the age of 75 years.
Predeceased by her niece, Donna and her long-time companion, Jim, Fran
is survived by her children, Norman (Maureen), Karen (Urbano) and
Sandy; her eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three
sisters, nieces, nephews and many dear friends, including her
ex-husband, Fred. Born in Winnipeg, Fran spent her early years in
Vancouver, working at a variety of jobs, including Woodward's Bakery,
Valley Bakery and CAE Machinery. She was very popular and much-loved
by all who knew her. Following a private interment of her cremated
remains, a Celebration of Fran's Life, for family and friends will
take place in Abbotsford, from 2:00 - 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 2,
2009.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


BROWN John Frederick It is with much sadness that we announce the
passing of John F. Brown on April 22, 2009 at the age of 77. John will
be lovingly remembered by his sons Greg (Candy), Chris (Lori) and his
daughter Kimberley (Gary) and his grandchildren Justin (Stacey),
Kathleen and Conner and all his many dear friends. A celebration of
John's life will be held at the Valley Curling Club in Cloverdale at
6150 - 176th St., Surrey on Thursday, April 30th between 12:30 and
2:30PM. A private family burial will follow. The family wish to give
special thanks to the staff at the Langley Hospice for their kindness
and support. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian
Cancer Society or charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/24/2009 - 4/26/2009


BRUCE Margaret (Marnie) Olwen (nee Roberts) Margaret Bruce of White
Rock, BC, formerly of Edmonton, passed away peacefully in Peace Arch
Hospital on April 22, 2009. She will be lovingly missed by daughters,
Betty Davies (Tom Attig) of California and Cathryn (Tim Darcovich) of
White Rock, grandsons, Anthony and Andrew, nieces and nephews and many
special friends. Predeceased by her husband, Olaf Bruce, in 1990, her
parents, and siblings. Her compassion, thoughtfulness and generosity
always evident through her gracious and selfless caring for others
will forever inspire us. A funeral service will be held 10 am
Thursday, April 30 at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 - 28 Avenue,
Surrey, BC, 604-536-6522, Pastor Peter Hanson officiating. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to Peace Arch Hospital or Canuck Place
Children's Hospice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


(Memoriam)
ERICH JOHANN BRUNNHUBER December 13, 1937 - April 26, 2006 Ever
Remembered, Ever Loved
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


CARNEGIE William (Bill) Richard March 24, 1928 - April 11, 2009
William was born on March 24th, 1928 in North Vancouver. The first son
of Wm. Emanuel and Cecelia Alice, and grandson of William and Anna
Carnegie of North Vancouver Cartage Co. Est. 1909. Bill enjoyed
working with his hands. He worked in Burrard Dry Dock during WWII as a
cabinet maker. He married Dorothy (Dot, nee Beadle of Langley) in 1949
and together fathered 5 sons. He was a Firefighter and Ambulance
attendant for North Vancouver City - 1953-1978. Bill was an avid rock
hound and outdoor sportsman and enjoyed exploring B.C. He spent all
his life in and around 70 Mile House where his parents "retired" to
Canyon Ranch in 1948. Always interested in history and artifacts, he
opened the Pioneer Shop, antique and curios at 3rd and Lonsdale in
North Van. in 1969 with oldest son Leigh. Moved business and family to
Cloverdale in 1975 and with Dot and all 5 boys built up and operated
Red Barn Antiques for 30 years. Bill was well respected as a dealer,
importer, and collector of all things old and interesting and enjoyed
telling stories and visiting with his many customers and friends at
the store. From a young age Bill was a talented and self taught
musician and found joy in delighting everyone with his great piano
playing. Retiring in 2005, Bill married Yumiko (Hoppener) in 2006 and
moved to Chilliwack where he enjoyed his final years in good comfort
and care with her. Bill passed away peacefully April 11th in
Chilliwack Hospital with Yumiko by his side. Survived by his wife
Yumiko, his brother Don of Chilliwack, sons Leigh, Douglas, Brian,
Bradley, and Clayton, and his many grandchildren throughout B.C.,
Alberta, and Australia. Bill will be remembered as a warm, likable
gentleman, who enjoyed people, music, and nature, and put reputation
high on his list of achievements. Service details will be announced at
a later date. Online condolences can be left at www.MeM.com .
Henderson's Funeral Home 604-792-1344
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


CLARK Margaret Rattra Passed away peacefully at the George Pearson
Centre, Vancouver on April 01, 2009 at the age of 87. Margaret was
interred at the Surrey Centre Cemetery on April 23, 2009. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


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


COOK Mary Edith February 4, 1913 - April 17, 2009 It is with great
sadness that the family announces the passing of Edith Cook on April
17th, 2009, at Burnaby General Hospital at the age of 96 years. Edith
is survived by her son, Tom (Sherry) and granddaughters, Christine and
Stephanie all of Calgary. She is also survived by her brother George
Noble of Penticton, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Mary Jane Noble, brothers,
Morley and Fred and sisters, Bertha and Pearl. Edith was born in
Kamloops, B.C. in 1913 and relocated to the Kerrisdale area in
Vancouver with the family in 1917. The family moved again to Westham
Island in Ladner in the Spring of 1921 and then settling back in
Vancouver in Point Grey in 1928. One of Edith's greatest loves was
dancing and she continued to attend until she was into her 90's. She
also travelled extensively throughout the world. A memorial will be
held in Edith's honor on April 28th 2009, 1:30 p.m, at Bishop Hill's
Memorial Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 808 East 50th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made
directly to the CNIB (100 - 5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC V5R 6B2)
in living memory of Edith Cook.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


CORRALES Jesse (Jesus) Born November 7, 1946 in Hermosa, Bataan,
Philippines, and returned to his creator at 62 years old on April 23,
2009 in Burnaby General Hospital. Jesse died suddenly but peacefully
surrounded by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed but
never ever forgotten by his family. He leaves behind his wife Edna of
44 years, his four daughters Editha (Steven), Julia (Jojo), Mae
(Chris), Donna (Bret) and his 7 grandchildren, Keshia, Zion, Shiloh,
Selah (predeceased) and Joshua, Zachary and Courtney. A Funeral Mass
was held in Burnaby on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


DAYKIN Muriel (Lorraine) 1919 – 2009 Peacefully on Friday, April 17th,
2009 at Royal City Manor, Lorraine passed at age 90. Lorraine was born
November 27th, 1918 in Vancouver. She clerked for a bakery and then
worked as a nurse's aid at Glen Hospital. She attended Grand View
Baptist Church where she met and married her late husband Geoffrey on
June 2, 1955. Lorraine was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53
years, Geoffrey, her brothers Reg and Norman and niece Phyllis. She is
survived by her sister Dorothy and many nieces and nephews. A
celebration of Lorraine's life will be held on Thursday, April 30th at
1:00 P.M. in the Queen's Ave United Church at 529 Queen's Ave., New
Westminster, with Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. The family wishes
to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the Royal City Manor
for the care and understanding shown to Lorraine during her stay with
them. Flowers are gratefully declined, If friends so desire donations
in Lorraine's memory can be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


de PFYFFER - Ralph Max January 18, 1935 - April 16, 2009 With his
family by his side, Ralph left us to "ski with the angels". After a
lengthy battle with Alzheimer's, he passed away peacefully in
Palliative Care at Lions Gate Hospital. Ralph was born and raised in
Kelowna, BC, and is lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of
49 years, Judy. He will be greatly missed by his children Nancy
(Barney) and Mike (Lana), grandchildren Carley and Max, sister Helen
Rindal (Joel) of Bellevue, WA, sister-in-law Joan MacDonald (John) and
brother-in-law Peter Welch (Marwyn). He will also be missed by his
nieces and nephews, and many other relatives throughout BC, Washington
and Switzerland. Ralph was an exceptional student and athlete, winning
the Canadian Junior Ski Championships in 1952. He continued his love
for skiing throughout his life spending every winter at Whistler
skiing with his family. In fact, despite his Alzheimer's, he skied 62
times last season. Ralph graduated in Commerce from UBC and entered
the investment business. After many successful years as a broker, he
started his own food equipment and packaging business with Judy. Ralph
was very active in Hollyburn Country Club becoming the President in
the formative years of the Club. He was also a member of the RVYC
spending many pleasurable days aboard the "Carefree" with his boating
friends. He was an avid gardener, enjoying countless hours working in
the gardens at "The Farm" and on Greenbriar. But it was his wife,
family and friends that brought him his greatest joy and satisfaction.
He was so very proud of his children and grandchildren. The family
would like to extend a thank you to the very special nurses, doctors,
staff and volunteers on 7 West in Lions Gate Hospital; we will be
forever grateful to you all. A celebration of Ralph's life will be
held at West Vancouver United Church on Wednesday, April 29th at 1 pm,
2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to
The Alzheimer's Society of BC or The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/24/2009 - 4/26/2009


DONARI Lucia Catalina Passed away peacefully on April 11, 2009,
surrounded by her loving family. Lucia is survived by her daughter,
Margarita, son-in-law, Juan, granddaughters, Ursula and Sylvana,
grandson, Juan and great-granddaughter, Vanessa. Funeral service will
be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North
Vancouver, BC on Tuesday, April, 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


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


EVANS Harry Passed away peacefully at the Vancouver General Hospital
on April 12, 2009 at the age of 75. A Graveside service will be held
on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 10:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park,
Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your
choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


FISHER Lois Marion (Tourtellotte) May 30, 1911 - April 18, 2009 Lois
passed away peacefully Saturday at Vancouver General Hospital at the
age of 97. She was predeceased by her husband Alexander Fisher (1994)
and sisters Joyce and Alice. She will be dearly missed by her
children, Carol (Bruce), Mary Ellen, Sandy (Carol), Laurie (Todd),
Tim, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Lois will be
remembered as a consummate hostess, a Savary Island pioneer, an ardent
supporter of Shaughnessy Heights United Church and a member of
Shaughnessy Golf Club. She played on the World Champion Canadian
Women's Basketball team in 1930, graduated from UBC in 1931 and was
active in the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Many thanks to Yolanda
Alaestante for her love and kindness to "Grandma" while in her care. A
memorial service will be held at Shaughnessy Heights United Church on
May 4th at 2:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of
your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


(Memoriam)
James (Jim) Fletcher January 17, 1922 - April 26, 2007 You are only
out of sight but not out of our hearts. Missing and loving you. The
Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


(Memoriam)
In loving memory of Fernando Goncalves February 18, 1933 - April 25,
2006 You remain in our hearts, and in our thoughts. Maria and family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/26/2009


HALL Monica Beatrice Born on September 6, 1919. Monica had a great run
of 89 years and passed away on April 11, 2009. Sadly she outlived many
of those most dear to her heart - siblings, friends, and most recently
her husband Matt and her eldest son Ron. Left behind with fond
remembrances are Dave and Ellen and grandchildren Amanda and Andrew,
sisters Ann and Elvira and brother Allen. Continued support from
special friends like Alice and Jerry and sister-in-law Olive, enabled
Monica to maintain a positive outlook on life. With a caring nature, a
wealth of wisdom, and an unmatched determined will, she overcame a
host of challenges in her lifetime. No service by request. In lieu of
flowers donations could be forwarded to the B.C. Cancer Society or the
Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/24/2009 - 4/26/2009


HENDERSON Bill Bill was set free on April 23, 2009 at the age of 69.
He will be remembered for his gentle and easy-going nature, devotion
to his family, and wonderful sense of humour. In addition to talking
and sharing a laugh with family and friends, Bill loved driving,
playing crib, and listening to talk radio. This kind, funny, and
generous man will remain forever in the hearts of many, including his
wife Diane, children Kelli, Brad and Colin, daughters-in-law Wendy and
Tanya, and precious granddaughter Samantha. We are ever so grateful
for the gift of his love and positive presence in our lives. He showed
us every day that regardless of the challenges life brings, as long as
we have each other, it's a day to smile. In lieu of flowers, donations
to the Muscular Dystrophy Association appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/28/2009


HOYEM William Barry Harold 1945 - 2009 William was a son of Harold
(deceased - 1981) and Lorraine. Besides his mother, he is survived by
brothers and sisters, Wendy (Dennis), Marc, Sandra (Gary), Kathy
(Terry), Eric, Marie, Tim, Paul (Gordana), Lynell (Bob), Lorinda,
Lorelei, and many nieces and nephews. William was cremated at the
Halifax Regional Crematorium and will be buried at sea. The ceremony
will take place on Sunday, May 3rd in Halifax, onboard the HMCS
Sackville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and
Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Canadian Naval Memorial Trust in
his memory.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


(Memoriam)
In Loving memory of Justin Hubick March 23, 1984 - April 26, 1999 Its
been 10 years since you were tragically taken from us, but your
memories death can never take away. Memories that will always linger,
while upon this earth we stay. Love always Mom, Rick, Nikki and Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


(Memoriam)
HUBICK Justin Wayne 1984 - 1999 GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Grandma Hubick,
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


HUOTARI Toivo Olavi Tapio ( Oliver) June 18, 1948 - April 21, 2009
With sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Oliver Huotari. A
kind, gentle man who loved the outdoors and all its creatures and made
friends where ever he went. Predeceased by his father Toivo and mother
Annikki, Oliver is survived by his son Matthew, sisters Rita Clark and
Sinikka Holbrook (Dave), nieces Tina (Andy), Carlie (Jon) and nephews
Michael (Melinda), David (Heather). He will be greatly missed by his
family and all who knew him. A celebration of Oliver's life will be
held beginning at 4:00 P.M. Friday, May 1st at the Port Moody Legion -
2513 Clarke Street, Port Moody. In lieu of flowers, donations in
Oliver's memory may be made to "Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C."
at 5216 Clencarin Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5B 3C1 or
www.wildiiferescue.ca
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/26/2009 - 4/28/2009
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IRELAND Betty Alleen (nee Shantz) August 15, 1921 - April 7, 2009Our
beloved Betty passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital on
April 7, 2009. Daughter of Fred and Leila Shantz, Betty is survived by
her loving family: children Mike (Mary), Dan, Judy, and Tim (Laura);
grandchildren Mike Jr., Erin, Evan, Rebekah, Kelsey, and Samuel;
great-grandchildren Matthew and Taylor; twin sister Peggy Tyler,
nephew Herb Tyler (Linda), and life-long friend Thelma Graham (James).
Mom grew up in the Southlands of Vancouver, where she attended Point
Grey Junior High School and later Magee High School, excelling in
sports. During World War II, she served as Corporal in the US Army
WACs as an aide to General George Stratemeyer in India and China.
Meeting Madame Chiang Kai-shek and being offered her stylish red shoes
was one of Mom's favourite memories from her time spent overseas.
Betty married Seaforth Highlander RSM Rainsford H.W. Ireland, moved to
Portland, Oregon, and gave birth to four children before returning
home to Vancouver seven years later. Forced to raise her family alone,
Mom selflessly devoted her life to this challenge. She is widely
praised for her courage, perseverance, humility, and protective
nature. We will always remember her compassion for others, her
unselfish nature, her limitless generosity, and the immense love she
showered upon her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and
the many to whom she had become a second mother. She left us with the
verses from Matthew 6:19 - 34, which encourages us to disregard the
anxious pursuit of material possessions, and to instead focus our
lives on laying up treasures in heaven. We cherish how her life
exemplified these verses and know heaven is where our precious
treasure Betty now resides. Friends, please join the Ireland family
when we celebrate Mom's life on Thursday, April 30th, 2009, 2:30 p.m.,
at St. Mary's Kerrisdale Church: 2490 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Chapter of the
Canadian Hemophilia Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/25/2009 - 4/28/2009


JACK Rev. Angus William Oliver Was born January 29, 1917 in Toronto,
Ontario and died April 23, 2009 at Minoru Residence in Richmond, B.C.
Predeceased by his loving wife Davina in 2005 and by his brothers
Chris and Gordon, Angus is survived by his daughter Moyra Dhaliwal,
son-in-law Reg Dhaliwal, his daughter Dorothy Gray and his
granddaughters Jacqueline Pre?fontaine (Derek Burynuik) of Calgary,
Alberta and Danielle Pre?fontaine of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Angus and his
family lived for many years in Scotland, where he was ordained as a
minister of the Church of Scotland and served in parishes in Torrance,
Glasgow and Renfrew. In Canada Angus was a minister of the United
Church of Canada and served at St. Giles Vancouver, Royal Heights
Surrey, St. Georges - South Hill Vancouver, Shiloh New Westminster,
Oak Bay Victoria, Shaughnessy Vancouver, Steveston Richmond and
Gilmore Park Richmond. Angus was a gifted preacher and pastoral care
minister, a popular speaker at Robbie Burns dinners, a talented wood
carver and a very generous, kind and loving person. He taught us the
meaning of love and devotion to God and to family and how to quietly
serve others. Thank you to all who cared for him at Courtyard Gardens
and Minoru Residence, especially the staff of 2 East. A memorial
service will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 1 p.m. at
Steveston United Church, 3720 Broadway, Richmond. In lieu of flowers,
please consider making a donation to the Salvation Army or the
Alzheimers Society of B.C..
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/26/2009 - 4/27/2009


JACKSON Dr. Thomas Ernest July 1st, 1929 - April 18th, 2009 Born in
Saskatoon to Thomas William Jackson and Dorothy Hilda Louise (nee
Stark), Tom excelled in athletics and participated in many sports,
representing his schools, clubs, city and province in speed skating,
soccer, tennis, fencing and basketball competitions and was inducted
into the U. of Sask. Athletic Wall of Fame in October, 1987. After his
graduation he focused most of his sporting excellence towards tennis,
both on and off the courts. Tom received his degree in Medicine from
U. of Sask. in 1958 and first practised in Coronach, SK, then moved to
Edmonton to take additional training before settling in Dawson Creek,
BC to practise Family Medicine. While in the Peace Country, Tom spent
his spare time establishing, promoting and coaching tennis in the
community and maintaining annual pilgrimages to both AB and SK to
compete in various city and provincial championships. In 1975 Tom and
his family moved to Vancouver where he worked at the Workers'
Compensation Board for over 20 years and could finally play tennis
year round. He maintained his commitment to the growth of tennis as a
sport with his involvement at Jericho Tennis Club as a director, and
Tennis BC where he served both as a director and president. Tom
continued to compete in tournaments and represented Canada in Denny
Cardinal and Gordon Trophy competitions. Sadly missing his joie de
vivre are his wife of 54 years, June, his children Lynne, Carol (Jim),
David (Susie), his grandchildren Jamie, Jennie, Christopher and
Matthew, his sisters Dorothy (Emile) Nenniger, Jean (Bill) Nykyforuk
and his many nieces and nephews across Canada and the US. The family
wishes to thank the doctors and nursing staff in the CCU at St. Paul's
Hospital for their care and comfort to Tom. In lieu of flowers, play a
game of tennis and include at least one underhand serve. At his
request there will be no service but a family celebration of his life
will be held at a future date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 4/24/2009 - 4/26/2009


JILLING John (Janos)We sadly announce that John left us on April 08,
2009 to meet his maker in peace and silence. Born in Hungary on
September 24, 1929. He came to Canada in 1957 with his wife Theresa,
who passed away eight years ago. Originally they settled in Ontario
and in 1967 moved to Vancouver. John spent most of his time in the
real estate business, from where he retired in 1988. He is survived by
his brother Gyorgy and family, his nephews, nieces, godchildren and
relatives in Hungary, and other relatives in Ontario and in Oregon
USA. In addition, he will be greatly missed by his many friends.
Memorial Service will be held 3:00 p.m. Wednesday on April 29, 2009 at
the Hungarian Reformed Church of Vancouver, 900 East 19th Ave.,
Vancouver, V5V 1K7. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the
Hungarian Reformed Church of Vancouver.
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KELM Nettie Elevera "Dolly" It is with great love and many wonderful
memories that the family will remember Mom, who passed away April
13th, 2009 of complications from her surgery, she was 77. Born in
Westbridge, B.C. on August 20th, 1931. Survived by her great husband,
Jerry and her two loving daughters, Janet and Donna, her brother
Marvin (Shirley and family) Sommers and her sister Vera (Ralph and
family) Anderson and her stepmother, Joan (Ferd, predeceased)
Berchtold. Predeceased by her mother Janie Berchtold, brother Sherman
"Sandy" (Barb and family) Hull and sisters, Vivian (Ade predeceased
and family) Berchtold and Velma (Mike predeceased and family) Tota.
Both sides of the family and friends will miss Mom's care packages of
fruits and veggies, as she loved her garden, nobody left empty handed.
Come and enjoy your memories of Mom with Dad and I on Saturday, May
2nd, 2009 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 9516 - 242nd Avenue, Oliver,
at 1 PM. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please make donations
to The Cancer Society or Heart Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


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.
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LAUZON David April 10, 1925 - April 09, 2009 With great sadness we
announce the passing of David Lauzon. David is survived by Linde, Mike
(Gail), Pat (Sandy), Robert (Kim), 13 grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wife Mary, daughter Helen, and son
Paul. David will be missed by all his friends and past co-workers.
Please send donations in lieu of flowers to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation. Thank you to the staff at Peace Arch Hospital and the
Weatherby Pavillion for all their love and care.
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LAWLESS Louise (Mickey) nee FreyLouise was born in Maple Creek, Sask.,
May 16, 1914 and passed away April 18, 2009 at LMH. She will be
lovingly remembered and forever missed by all her family: son Ted
(Joan), daughter Darlene Hildebrandt (Carl), daughter-in-law Carole,
10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2
great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and dear friends.
Louise was predeceased by all her family, parents Jacob and Christina
Frey, brothers, Albert, Ed, Elmer and sister Edith Maloy, husband
Kelly (Clarence) 1972 and loving son Joe (Alfred) in 2005. Also dear
friend Karl Baruth. Mom loved all her family, and enjoyed every minute
she spent with them, she enjoyed her bingo games with all her friends
and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was and always will be a real
inspiration to all of us. No service by her request, a celebration of
her wonderful long life will be held at a later date for her family
and friends. ALWAYS LOVING, ALWAYS LOVED
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LEEBURN John D. February 4, 1941 - April 22, 2009 John passed away at
the McKenney Creek Hospice, Maple Ridge, BC surrounded by members of
the family he loved: his wife of 47 years, Evelyn; his sons, John
(Julie) and Paul; his 6 adoring grandchildren Douglas, Meghan, Andrea,
Ashley, Thomas and Kailey and his sister Sophie. John was born in
Belfast, Northern Ireland and earned his trade credentials through
apprenticeship at the famed Harland & Wolf shipyards. The family
immigrated to North Vancouver in 1975. The majority of his working
life in Canada was spent at BC Rail as a steel fabricator in its
Squamish rail yards. While living in North Vancouver John was an
active member of St. Simon's Anglican Church. More recently he served
at Immanuel Church in Vancouver and Burnett Fellowship in his adopted
home town of Maple Ridge. Since the inception of Partners in Hope
Recovery Society, John was an active leader in its programs and was a
former member of its Board of Directors. There were many things that
John enjoyed; watching English soccer, eating Italian food, singing to
anyone who would listen and playing the drums to the glory of God at
Church services. Spending time with his grandchildren really brought a
sparkle to his eye and kept him young at heart. Offering hope, support
and healing to the less fortunate kept his life fulfilled. His faith
in the redeeming work of the Lord Jesus sustained him. John will be
deeply missed by family and friends at home and abroad and leaves
behind a legacy of love, loyalty, generosity, and happy family life.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 28th at 11:00am at the
Burnett Fellowship Church, 20639 - 123rd Avenue, Maple Ridge. In lieu
of flowers, donations to the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society or the
Partners in Hope Recovery Society would be greatly appreciated.
Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca .
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MALONEY Evelyne Rose Loving wife, mother, sister, daughter,
grandmother, Evelyne Rose Maloney passed quietly on April 21 after a
long battle with emphysema. Born November 14, 1961 in St. Rose Du Lac,
Manitoba, she is survived by her husband Patrick, mother Marie
Whitford, father James Catcheway, sisters Lorraine, Arlene, Bev,
brother Richard, children Ursula, Scott, James, Lloyd and Verunique,
and many grandchildren. Evelyne survived a lot of life challenges but
moved on to touch many people's lives. She will be greatly missed by
all who knew and loved her.
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McKAY - Judith Anne With broken hearts we regretfully announce the
passing of our beautiful Judy (McKay) Day on April 17, 2009. She was
so proud of her family, children, grandchildren. She will be sadly
missed by her husband Wayne Macey (she was his princess). Her
children: Dougie (Kayla and Rorey), Chad (Gwen, Alyssa, Jordan and
Kurt), Jarrett (Donna, Ryan and Sheldon), Marlie (Corey, Riley and
Jadeyn), Lori (Mike, Jacob and Nicholas), Kim (Andrew and Fraser). Her
sisters: Jeanne (Larry), Julie, Marnie (Olin). All her nieces/nephews
and her many many great friends. Her family will be celebrating her
life. LIVE LAUGH LOVE That is how she lived Love you
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McNICOL - Sinclair (Scotty) Scotty (Jock) was born April 11, 1927 in
Scotland and passed away on April 18, 2009 in Maple Ridge. He is
survived by his devoted daughter Heather Walker (Larry), grandson
Logan, brothers David and Jimmy, nieces and nephews. Scotty was
predeceased by his loving wife Jennie in 1986, a sister Ella, brother
Daniel and many friends. Scotty was a member of the Labourers Union
for over 50 years. He lived a great life and will be forever missed. A
Celebration of Life for Scotty will be held on Sunday, May 3rd at the
Maple Ridge Golf Course from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.
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MIKLENIC Norma June 10, 1922 - April 6, 2009Passed away peacefully at
St. Joseph's Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her friends and
family as she gave so much of herself. Norma was confident she was
going to be with her loving husband Victor in God's hands. Memorial
gathering will be held at First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway
St., Vancouver, 10:00 am, Friday, May 1, 2009. In lieu of flowers,
donations to a charity of your choice. First Memorial 604-876-5585
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MILLER Jason JohnJason was born June 19, 1984 and passed away April
18, 2009. Loved by many, Jason is sadly missed by his family and many
friends. Jason is lovingly remembered by his father John, his mother
Sandra and his brother and best friend Chris. All who knew him are
invited to come and celebrate his life with us at a service to be held
at 2:00 pm at the White Rock Baptist Church located at 1657 - 140th
Street South, Surrey, BC on Sunday, April 26, 2009. Casual dress is
invited. A memorial motorcycle ride will be taking place prior to the
service at 12:00 pm on Sunday, April 26th at the corner of 41st Ave
and Granville Street (the Esso station) for any motorcyclists who wish
to join. Memorial donations in memory of Jason can be made at the
service.
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MORELAND Thomas Kelly September 29, 1939 to April 22, 2008 Death
leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can
steal. Forever loved and missed by his family: Wife Elizabeth,
children Lorraine (Sean), Sharon (Rick), Heather (Mitchell), Stephen
(Wendy) Michelle (Wade), and Thomas; Grandchildren Caity, Bryn,
Rachael, Kevin, Liam, Cassidy, and Colton.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


ODELL Maree Louise (nee Tutt) Born June 13, 1922 in Toronto, passed
away April 20, 2009 in Vancouver, peacefully. Predeceased by daughter
Amber. Survived by husband Bruce, cat Holly, daughters Merridy
(Teresa), Nedra (Norman), brother Clifford (Isabelle), grandchildren
Nicole (Shane), Gregory (Michelle), many nieces, nephews and loving
friends. With Love
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PERRY Laura Adelaide (ne?e Davy) Died peacefully April 18th at Queen's
Park Care Centre in New Westminster. Laura was predeceased by her
husband Syd in 2001. She is survived by her daughter Lee (Rich
Helmer), sons David (Bea) and Ted (Susanna), two grandsons Fraser and
Ian Perry of Abbotsford and her brother Les Davy (Hazel). Laura was
born on December 18th, 1913 and apart from WWII, when she lived and
worked in London, England, she remained a New Westminster resident all
of her life. Laura's interests included gardening, bowling, reading,
news of any kind (but particularly the sports section!) and people.
Laura valued people and their stories and took a genuine interest in
all those she met. She was a devoted mom and grandma who
unconditionally championed all members of her family. Laura maintained
a twinkle in her eye, a sharp mind and a terrific sense of humour all
95 years of her life and will be dearly missed. So long, Mommio. No
formal service.
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RENNIE Dorothy Rose (the former Dot Nelson) aka Dottie Dorothy was
born in Lethbridge, Alta. on February 19, 1925 and passed away April
17, 2009. Complications from a stroke, November 3, 2008 didn't stop
her from going for dialysis 920 times in the last 6 years. She was
predeceased by her sisters Gertrude (Lynn) in 1985, Ruth in 2005,
sisters-in-law Ruth in 1997, Alice in 2006. She is survived by her
lovingest husband Dick, sisters Alice (Bill), Eleanor, brother-in-law
Donald and her 3 precious daughters, Debbie, Gayle, and Janis and
their respective husbands Gary, Frank, and Adrian, her grandchildren,
David (soon to wed Sarah), Emily, Danny, Michael, Chris and Jenn, who
held a special place in her heart, and a veritable host of nieces,
nephews, great and great-great, and friends. A celebration of life
will be held on Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 at St. Catherine's Anglican
Church in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. Donations in lieu of
flowers to B.C. Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.
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ROBERTSON H. Barbara (nee Stuart) Passed away peacefully in Lions Gate
Hospital with family by her side on April 14, 2009. She is survived by
her husband Allister, children Nancy, Mary, Rod (Fredi) and Alex
(Beverly), grandchildren Henry, Anthony and Heidi, sister Ann and
brother Bill. Barb was an extraordinary mother, grandmother, wife,
sister, nurse, guider, traveller and luncher. Although the last few
years of her life were taken by a battle with Alzheimer's, her
previous years were lived to the fullest. She was passionate about
family, babies, books, crosswords, chocolate and had great love for
cats. Barb will be sadly missed by her family and friends. No service
by request but there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.
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RYAN Barbara Ann (Previously Barr, Kullman) April 11, 1937 - April 14,
2009 Passed away unexpectedly and is survived by her loving daughter
Katie and nieces (Terry, Penny, Debbie, Kelly, Andrea), nephews
(Steven, Bobby, Rick, David), great-nieces and nephews and many
adoring friends. "Some people reach out to take your hand and end up
touching your heart." A Celebration of Ann's Life will be held on
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Northview Golf & Country Club,
6857 - 168th Street, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to
Friends for Life in her honour would be greatly appreciated (
www.friendsforlife.ca ).
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SHAW William Albert (Bert) On April 17, 2009 at the age of 85 years,
William Albert (Bert) Shaw, beloved husband of Mary, slipped his
earthly bond and ascended to meet his brother, five sisters, and sons
Ken, Les and daughter Judy. Bert was born on March 22, 1924 in
Vancouver, B.C. and spent his early life fending for himself and his
siblings on the street during the Great Depression by any means
possible. During this time, he met Mary, the love of his life and they
were married on July 9, 1943 and stayed together for over sixty-five
years, raising six children in the process. Bert's careers included
time in the tow boat industry and many years in the logging industry
as a heavy duty mechanic. On retirement from BC Hydro in 1987, Bert
and Mary moved to their dream house in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast,
where he passed away after a long and courageous battle with liver
cancer. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Mary, sons Ray (Karen),
Rob (Betty) and Ron (Angel), 12 grandchildren and 16
great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Bert's Life will be held at the
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 140, 5591 Wharf Rd. in Sechelt, B.C., on
Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 1:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made in his name to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation in Sechelt.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


SHIRRA Hilda Lundie (nee Howden)It is with great sadness that the
family of Hilda Shirra announces her passing on April 14, 2009. She
was born on February 23, 1914 in Calgary, AB. Predeceased by her
husband Jack and brothers Art, Tom, Alex, Don, Harry and Ronald.
Greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter Carol (Dave), 2
granddaughters Jackie (Dave) and Gail (Dino), and 4
great-grandchildren Erin, Kevin, Danielle and Nicholas. Hilda had a
rich and fulfilling life. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed
spending time with them. Through the years, Hilda and Jack, her
husband of 68 years, travelled to many places including Palm Springs,
Europe and Hawaii. Hilda also loved to play Bridge and Golf, and
participated in the many social activities at Arbutus Village. A
memorial service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the
Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC. A special thank
you to the staff at Courtyard Gardens and Richmond General Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society.
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SKINNER Henry Sidney October 30, 1909 ~ April 19, 2009 It is with
great sorrow to announce the sudden passing of Henry Sidney Skinner on
April 19, 2009. Born October 30, 1909 in London, England coming to
Canada at the age of 19. Henry was predeceased by his wife Elsie (nee
Gray), son Sydney Alan Skinner and sister Dorothy Allen. He will be
greatly missed by granddaughter Tammy Gatenby (Ian), and grandson
Raymond Skinner (Claudine), great- grandchildren Thomas, Catherine,
and Jacquelyn Skinner and nephew John Allen (Monique). A gathering for
final respects will be held Friday, May 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Sands
Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, BC.
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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.
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STEVENSON Lea (nee Ronday) Born October 25, 1923 in Rotterdam,
Holland. The first war bride in her town made her way to Canada on the
train across Canada. She asked her husband how many maids he was going
to have and he said, "Look in the mirror". Passed away peacefully at
home surrounded by family. She is predeceased by her husband Malcolm
and son Ronald. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Pat,
granddaughter Nicole and husband Dan and grandson Stuart. She will be
missed by many family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held
on Sunday, May 3rd. Please contact the family for more info. Personal
Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779
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STEWART Margery Louise (nee Hodges)Passed away on April 19, 2009 at
the age of 98. She will be deeply missed by her son Murray (Ruth),
daughter Janis, grandchildren September (Ryan) and Bradley (Julie),
great-grandchildren Courtney, Brandon and Hope, her family and special
friends at L'Arche. She was predeceased by her son Craig in 2005. She
will be remembered for her love of baseball and dixieland jazz. No
service by request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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STORBO LINDA Born November 21, 1932, passed away April 23, 2009
peacefully at the Crossroads Hospice. She was surrounded by her loving
family and passed away in the arms of her devoted husband, best
friend, and love of her life, Arlo. She has left a family that she
loved with all her heart. Her elegance, her poise, and her common
sense will be forever missed by her son Scott (New York), daughter
Jennifer (husband Rick Barnett), grandson Connor, as well as her
brother Richard Braun (Calgary) and her father Edmund (Calgary). She
is predeceased by her mother Marie and her brother Ronald. Her
strength throughout her four-year battle with cancer was an example of
her faith and determination in the face of adversity. She was an
outstanding daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend whose
exceptional character and incredible talent defined her personality.
She had a passion for music and enchanted family and friends with her
glorious singing voice. She performed across North America as a
soloist and with several fortunate choirs. She lived her life with
charm, class, and an absolute flair. The family would like to thank
the health care professionals at the B.C. Cancer Clinic especially Dr.
Gelman for her friendship, support and expertise. We would
particularly like to thank Dr. Joe McInnis and the staff of the
Crossroads Hospice for their compassionate care and for making us feel
like part of the family. We are all blessed to have been a part of
Linda's life and while we will miss her dearly we know she will be
looking after all of us from above. The Celebration of Linda's life
will be held Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. at the King of Life Lutheran
Church (1198 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam) with reception immediately
following. Envelopes will be provided for donations to the Crossroads
Hospice or they can be made online.
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(Memoriam)
MARY NORA THOMPSON November 25/1918 - April 25/2008 "We thought of you
with love today but that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday
and days before that too We think of you in silence, we often speak
your name All we have are memories and your picture in a frame Your
memory is our Keepsake with which we never part God has you in his
keeping We have you in Our Hearts" YOU ARE LOVED & MISSED SO MUCH Love
always...Janie, Tom/Kathy, Sandy and family
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WAIN Frederick C. 1928 - April 8, 2009Passed away quietly at Heritage
Village Chilliwack. Leaving his wife of 56 years Betty (nee Sillett),
children Sid (Michele), Diana (Barry), Steve (Carol), grandchildren
Lindsey, Lauren, Scott, Shannon, sisters Grace (Art), Eleanor (Rod),
brother Bert Wain, sister-in-law Linda (Barry), brother-in-law Jim
(Dawn), plus many nieces and nephews. Cremation at Henderson's Funeral
Home, Chilliwack. No service or flowers by request.
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WILLIAMS (nee Swanlund) - Anne Augusta Passed away peacefully at the
age of 98 on April 9, 2009 in Surrey BC. Anne was born on October 13,
1910 in Boundary Falls, BC. Her caring for others was often times
reflected in her life. She became a nurse last serving at Essendale in
New Westminster, BC where she cared for the mentally ill, often times
doing that little extra in order to provide them with that little
extra she was known for, this would include providing Kool-Aid on News
Year Eve just to make her patients feel that much more special. She
married Al Williams and raised three children, Merlin, Anne
(predeceased) and Stacey. Her feisty spirit will be greatly missed by
her son Merlin, his wife Dianne, daughter Stacey, her husband Rob and
granddaughters Brandie and Kelly, sister Kay and brother Andy as well
as her many friends. Cremation has taken place and as per Anne's
wishes no service will take place.
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WILLIAMS Brian May 14, 1948 - April 20, 2009 Brian passed away
peacefully at Royal Columbian Hospital after a short battle with
cancer. He is greatly missed by wife Jeannie, daughter Bronwyn and
siblings Diane, Lyn and David. Please send donations to SPCA or The BC
Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Memorial gathering TBA. Email
for date and location of gathering.
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WYWKA Mike Passed away in the Abbotsford Hospital on April 15th, 2009
at the age of 81. Mike was of Ukrainian decent born in Poland on
February 8th, 1928, moving in July of that year to a farm in Ketchen,
Saskatchewan. As a young man he worked in mines in Ontario and BC at
Britannia Beach. He later became a Teamster working on the building of
Kitimat in the 1950's and on other major projects around the province
through the years. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing
and saw much of Canada, and in his later years did some travelling
abroad and around the United States with his wife Gloria as well as
cared for the animals on their little farm in Aldergrove. He had a
generous nature, a corny but clever sense of humour and believed in a
job well done. Surviving are children Michael Wywka Jr., Miki (Lucky)
Butterworth; stepchildren Roger Snodderly, Royle (Jean) Snodderly and
Margaret (Joe) Guariz, 8 grandchildren, sisters Anne Tutyko and Stella
(Delmer) Bechthold. Predeceased by his wife Gloria, parents Jacob and
Martha, sisters Martha, Nettie, Pauline and brother John as well as
his stepdaughter Leslie (Snodderly) Henwood. A memorial service will
be held on Saturday, May 16th, 2009 at the Aldergrove United Church,
2623 - 272 St. at 2pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/26/2009


ZOEHNER Gordon (1932 - 2009)With great sadness we announce that Gordon
passed away April 20, 2009. Gordon is survived by his sister Sharon
(Lorry), sons Kerry (Jennifer), Doug (Lorraine), Paul (Nancy), and
cherished grandchildren Amelja, Ryan, and Brendan. Gordon was
predeceased by his wife Alma (February 14, 2008), son Robby, and
grandson Jason. Gordon was born in Winnipeg and moved to Nanaimo where
he attended high school and then to Vancouver in 1950. After work in
the logging camps of BC, he started a career with the CT&S group of BC
Tel and later Lenkurt Electric in Burnaby. Gordon and Alma founded
Algo Communication Products in 1968 and Gordon remained active in the
business until his retirement in 1997. Despite retirement Gordon
continued to arrive at the office on a daily basis often with gifts
from his favourite bakery. Gordon and Alma raised their family in
Burnaby with many happy summers being spent building and enjoying the
Harrison Lake cabin, or boating and fishing along the coast. In
retirement, Gordon became a devoted Grampa and took great interest in
the pursuits of his grandchildren, always making sure anything they
needed was promptly provided. Gordon will be missed for his sense of
humour, kindness, and generosity. A large hole is left in the hearts
of those who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be held May 2
at 10:00 AM at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart and Stroke foundation would
be appreciated. Fair winds and calm seas Dad.
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