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Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Victoria Times-Colonist; April 19, 2009
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 23:16:19 -0700

Victoria Times-Colonist; April 19, 2009 > Victoria home

Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 4/19/2009
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BALL, Gordon Maurice With great sadness, we announce the passing of
our dad, Gordon, on April 2, 2009. He was born in Victoria, BC on
April 11, 1930. Gordon leaves behind daughter, Janet; son, Ken
(Bonnie); grandkids, Gordie and Amber and best friend, Ray (Chantal).
Special thanks to all staff at Kenning 2 Jubilee. No service by
request. Condolences may be offered to the family at 536608
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/20/2009

BERGLUND, Erik Philip Ended his life in the afternoon, April 11, 2009,
at his Victoria home. Survived and deeply loved by his mother
Ann-Charlotte and his sister Jessica with husband Volker and nephew
Hugo. Predeceased by his father Urban in 1979. Grieved by family and
friends everywhere, mainly in Canada and Sweden. Erik was born in
Vancouver, November 15, 1965, raised at the family ranch at Upper
Nicola, B.C., and then in Banff and Kaleden, B.C.. He graduated in
1983 from Penticton Secondary School, graduated with a B.Sc. Biology
(First Class) from UVic in 1987 and attended two years at the UBC
Faculty of Medicine, before discovering he really wanted to study
architecture. In 1995 Erik received his M.Arch. from the UBC School of
Architecture and then enjoyed work in his beloved Victoria, including
opening his own office in late 2007. Erik was kind, faithful,
generous, gentle, intelligent, caring and compassionate. He loved
nature, hiking, skiing and paddling, and his guitars. He was always
there for anyone in need and had so much insight into what troubled
him. Until the very end, Erik kept searching for some lightness of
being. Why did you leave so soon? Come gather to remember Erik,
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 2-5 p.m. at Goward House, 2495 Arbutus Road,
Victoria (250-477-4401). A fund in Erik's name has been set up at the
Grasslands Conservation Council of B.C. phone 250-374-5787,
In one of the stars, I shall be living. In one of
them, I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were
laughing when you look at the sky at night. The Little Prince, Antoine
de Saint-Exupery 536549
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/23/2009

BEXRUD, Phyllis E. With great sadness we announce the passing of a
wonderful mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and friend on
Saturday, April 11, 2009. Phyllis was born in Victoria, B.C. on
Douglas Street in 1913. Predeceased by her parents, Martha and John
Alexander, sister Anne and brother Robert. Also predeceased by her
first husband, Fredrick Aubrey Hebden and her second husband Norman
Bexrud. She leaves her loving daughters Sylvia (Ross) Phillips of
Tsawwssen, Barbara Dohm of Ottawa and Lesley (Rick) St. John of PEI.
Also her step children, Donald and Hugh Bexrud from Vancouver Island
and Lynn Dempsey of Garson Ontario. She is also survived by nieces and
nephews, six grandchildren, (Michelle, Karen, Gregory, Tanya, Scott
and Colin) and two greatgrand children (Simon and Maya). Many thanks
for years of loving care by the staff at Parkwood Court and recently 4
South at VGH and Mt. Tolmie Hospital. She cherished her frequent
visits by her niece Joan, cousin Elizabeth, nephew Hugh and their
families. A Celebrtion of Life with be held at 2p.m. on Saturday, May
16th, 2009 at First Memorial Funeral Services at 4725 Falaise Drive,
Saanich. 536483
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/20/2009

CRACKNELL, Alan James Passed away peacefully, with his family at his
side April 14th, 2009. Alan was born in Lee, England October 21st,
1920. He attended school at St.Dunstan's College where he was an avid
sportsman joining the rugby, lacrosse and football teams. From
1939-45, he had a very distinguished military career, serving with the
Royal Artillery as a LanceBombardier. In 1940, he went to France and
was evacuated from Dunkirk, crossing the channel in a trawler. Later,
as a Captain with the 662 Air O.P. Squadron, he piloted Auster
aircraft and was present at the Normandy invasion on D-day in 1944,
and received the Distinguished Flying Cross later that same year.
After the war, he continued in service, rejoining the Territorial Army
in 1947 and the Royal Auxiliary Air Force in 1950 as Commander of an
Air O.P. Flight at Hendon. Alan immigrated to Canada in 1953 and
joined Imperial Oil Ltd. In 1967 he became Computer Operations Manager
for the Ontario Dept., of Education and later, Manager, Computer
Services for the London Board of Education. He retired in 1985 to
Willis Point in Victoria. He is survived by his loving wife of 55
years, Patricia, and his children, Pete (Pat), Tony (Donna),Trina
(John), Fuzz (Deb); his grandchildren, Adam, Brent, Stephanie, Kane
and Lucas, and his sister Ann (Michael) Collis in England. The family
wishes to thank Dr.Wolovitz with the deepest gratitude, along with the
staff at Oak Bay Lodge and the Priory Hospital for the compassion and
dignity provided to Dad under their care. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the B.C Aviation Museum in Sidney BC. Dad
requested no formal service but would enjoy for his family and friends
to gather in his honour at the BC Aviation Museum on Friday, April
24th, 2009 from 2-5p.m. All are welcome. 536446
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/19/2009

CRESWICK, Hugh July 15, 1929 April 19, 2000 Your presence we miss,
your memory we treasure. Loving you always, forgetting you never. God
be with you. Love Fran and family. 536478
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/19/2009

ELASH, Peter Michael Passed away peacefully at home April 11, 2009.
Predeceased by his father, Michael. Survived by loving wife and
companion Alice, sons Stephen and David (Ginny), daughter Sheila
(Eric), grandchildren Landon, Mattias, Jaclyn and Kate, mother, Zonia,
brother Paul (Sharon) his many extended family members, and friends.
His passions were cars, motorcycles, reading, and gardening. He was a
quiet spoken man who worked hard throughout his life. He graduated
from the University of Saskatchewan with a law degree and practiced in
Revelstoke and Golden, B.C. In 1977 he moved to Victoria where he
retired from law. With the help of his family and friends he built the
family home where his wife continues to reside. A memorial service
will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:00 am at First
Memorial, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. 536513
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/22/2009

FLINN, Dora (Babe) June 22, 1910 March 23, 2009 It is with great
sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Dora Anne (Babe)
(nee Dalby) in her 99th year. She was predeceased by her husband,
Harry in 1978 after 40 years of marriage, by her sister Margaret
(Tiny) and brothers Gordon and John. Dora (Babe) will be lovingly
remembered by her daughter Nola (Larry) Taylor of Tsawwassen, her son
Paul (Rebecca) of Victoria, granddaughter Danna (James) Geen of
England, grandson Bryan Taylor of Tsawwassen, sisters Ollie Crocker,
Pat (Harry) Bonner, of Victoria, Ginny (Jim) Baxter of Toronto,
brother Alan (Jeannie) Dalby of Victoria and many nieces & nephews.
Dora (Babe) was a dynamic caring woman who was loved by many and will
be missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of her Life will be held
on Sunday May 3 at 2:30 pm at McMorran's Beach House Cordova Bay.
Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC will be appreciated
in lieu of flowers in Mum's name. 535746
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/19/2009

HAAS, Richard Lawrence Joseph February 23,1938 April 19,2008 You're
not forgotten, father, dear Nor ever shall you be; As long as life and
memory last I shall remember thee. Missing you... Chris, Lou-Anne,
Deanne and Dylan 536201
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/19/2009

HAYEK, Helene (nee Garraway) Happy Birthday to my sister Helene who
went to heaven to be with the lord on June 6, 2008. Love your twin,
Renee. 536543
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 4/19/2009

HUI, Pon Yun-Wo Passed away peacefully with her children by her side
at the St. Michael's Centre, Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday, April 16,
2009, at the age of 86 years. Dear mother of Grace (So-Fu) and her
husband Collins (Jim), Anna (SoYon) and her husband Andy, Monty
(Tak-Oi) and his wife Glenda. Loving grandmother of Anthony, Jane and
husband Stephen, Tiffani. Funeral service will be held at a later
date. 536488
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/20/2009

JAMISON, Billie Morine August 28, 1921 April 10, 2009 Born in Dallas,
TX passed on peacefully at Jubilee Hospital surrounded by family and
friends. A loving and devoted mom, grandmom and great-grandmom. Billie
also ran a successful electrolysis business for many years. Service
2:00pm, Tuesday, April 21 at First Memorial, 1955 Fort St. 536496
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/19/2009

JORGENSEN, Loretta It is with great sadness that Roy Jorgensen
announces the peaceful passing of his beloved wife Loretta Jorgensen
on April 14, 2009. Loretta was born on June 30th, 1942 in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan and made numerous friends during her years in Saskatoon,
Calgary, Prince Rupert and Victoria. She succumbed to cancer at the
age of 66 years and leaves to mourn her daughters, sister, brothers
and their families. At Loretta's request, there will be no formal
service. 536319
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/17/2009 - 4/19/2009

KOKKELINK, John William December 15, 1934 April 12, 2009 John William
(Bill) Kokkelink at the age of 74 passed away peaceful at Oak Bay
Kiwanis Pavilion on April 12, 2009, after a long battle with vascular
dementia. Bill is survived by his loving wife Gerry, his daughters
Jane (Dana), Peggy (Doug), Connie (Dave), son Joe, his grandchildren
Eric, Sarah, Robbie, Brayden and Megan, and his siblings who reside in
the Netherlands. He was predeceased by his first wife Henny (1983). A
celebration of Bill's life will be held April 21, 2009 2pm at Saanich
Fair Grounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Rd. Saanichton. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion
or charity of your choice. The family would like to express their
gratitude to all the staff at Kiwanis Pavilion for taking such
excellent care of Bill during his final years. 535939
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/16/2009 - 4/19/2009

KRIMMER, Winnifred Theresa Suddenly on March 24th at Vancouver General
Hospital, age 55. Born in Burnaby, raised in Victoria, attended
Marigold, Colquitz and Mt. View Schools. Predeceased by father Wendell
(1975) brother Wayne (2007) she is survived by her mother Dorothy of
Victoria, aunts, uncles, many cousins and friends, her dogs iMac &
Quinn, her cat TeWa. Please join Dorothy on Saturday, April 25th at
2:00 pm at the Victoria Horseshoe Club, 620 Kenneth Street, for a
`Celebration of Winnie's Life'.. In lieu of flowers donations to
either the First Open Heart Society of BC or the SPCA would be
appreciated. 536115
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/19/2009

MacINTYRE, Mary Anne (Molly) (nee Gillis) Who was born in Inverness,
Nova Scotia February 21, 1925, "the center of our family", passed away
April 15, 2009. Predeceased by her beloved husband Dan MacIntyre and
daughter Stephanie MacIntyre she is survived by her loving family,
daughters; Eleanor (Allan) Brooks, Donna Brown, Marion (Ed) Shaw and
son Dan MacIntyre; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, brother
Donald Gillis and numerous nieces and nephews. Private family service
by request. Flowers are gratefully declined, if so desired donations
may be made in Mom's memory to B.C. Children's, Hospital, 4480 Oak
Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4. 536699
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/21/2009

McCLUNG, Virginia Virginia McClung was a teacher with a passion for
travel and a woman ahead of her time. Living to 95 Virginia filled her
life with family, travel, faith and friends. Virginia was born in
Spokane, Washington in 1914, raised on an Alberta farm as the daughter
of pioneering parents. Virginia moved to Victoria and raised her
children, Larry (Linda), Murray (Pat), Wendy (Barry) and Janet.
Virginia has many grandchildren and great grandchildren to carry on
her love of life. A service will be held at a later date. 536652
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/19/2009 - 4/21/2009

MCCORKALL, Patricia Mae Peacefully passed away on April 14, 2009. Pat
is survived by Lew, her loving husband of 66 years and her children,
Jill, Kenneth and Melinda; four grandchildren and four
greatgrandchildren; nieces, nephews and their families. Pat loved to
laugh, loved music and travelled the world. She will also be
remembered for her love and support of animals (SPCA). At Pat's
request, there will be no Funeral. Flowers are gratefully declined,
but consider a donation to the Crohn's and Ileitis Foundation.
Condolences may be offered to the family at We love
you. Till we meet again" 536475
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/19/2009 - 4/20/2009

McEWEN, Ellen Ellen McEwen, nee Petrie, passed away in Victoria, BC on
April 10, 2009. Born in Pollakshaws, Glasgow, Scotland in 1913, Ellen
is survived by her daughter Anne Marie, as well as niece Anne Foreman
and nephew Tom Smith (Linda) and their families in Australia. She was
predeceased by her parents, Anne and James Petrie as well as her
sister Mary Smith and niece Susan Smith, both of Australia. Memorial
Service will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Franciscan Friary,
1076 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC at 10:00 a.m. Ellen had a lifelong
concern and love for all animals and, in lieu of flowers, donations to
the B.C. S.P.C.A., 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria V96 4G9 would be
appreciated. 536395
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/19/2009

McKINNON, Kenneth Ian "Ken " September 13, 1935 April 8, 2009 It is
with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Ken in
hospital from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was the only
son of the late Barbara and John McKinnon, and is survived by his
wife, Margaret (Taylor); sister, Patricia McKinnon; daughter, Susan
(Dave) of Grand Prairie; sons, Joe (Sylvia) and Paul (David);
grandchildren, Lindsay Clark and Ryan McKinnon; and his children's
mother, Pat Stewart, of Grand Prairie; also his extended family,
Graham and Kirsty Taylor (Layla and Sidney); Mark Taylor (Amythest,
Robert, and Bethany Johnson); and their mother, Elisa Johnson. After
graduating from Vic High in 1953, Ken was employed for most of his
working career with the Provincial Government, except for a brief
period when he commercial fished. He traveled extensively throughout
the province for the Forest Inventory Division as a timber cruiser and
later as Senior Property Negotiator, Exchanges (A.A.C.I.) for Lands
and Parks. He was very proud of his work in helping to negotiate and
acquire several parks in B.C. and his brief stint of teaching
appraisal. Ken never lost his love for the sea and had a vast
knowledge of the many boats and their designs that sailed these
waters. He was a member of the B.C. Air Museum and was a past member
of the Early Ford V8 Club. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to
Dr. Brian Pound for his many years of caring for Ken, and all the
nursing staff on 2 West at Royal Jubilee Hospital. A celebration of
Ken's life will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725
Falaise Drive, Royal Oak, April 25th at 2 pm. Those wishing to make a
donation may contribute to the Parkinson's Society, 813 Darwin Ave.,
Victoria, BC V8X 2X7 or a charity of choice. 536345
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/19/2009

NICKOLCHUK, Thomas John "Finished With Main Engines " Passed away
April 9, 2009. Gone to join his loving wife Kathleen "Kay " of 56
years who passed away June 2008. Tom Born 1928, Maple Creek, Sask.;
Schooled in Creston, BC. Tom (Nick) served 20 years in the Navy,
served in Korea on the "Athabaskan " Third Tour. He worked at Central
Junior High for 23 years. Resident of Victoria for over 60 years.
Leaves behind loving daughters Lori Nickolchuk, Leslie Watts,
Granddaughter Kiana, Brother Larry (Maureen) and Sister Verna Gordon.
Thanks to all who helped our Dad. His cheerful attitude and "Whistling
" will be greatly missed. No service at Dad's request. In lieu of
flowers, please donate in the name of Tom Nickolchuk's Memory to the
B.C. Cancer Foundation, Colo-rectal Cancer Research, Suite 600-686 W.
Broadway St., Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1G1. 536603
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/18/2009 - 4/19/2009

THOMPSON, George Hector (1923 2009) In his 87th year, Dr. Thompson
passed away quietly at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, in Victoria, BC, on
April 2, 2009. Born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, in 1923, he attended
Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and later McGill
University in Montreal where he obtained his medical degree in 1947.
He later went to Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England, for
specialization in ophthalmology. He began his practice in Victoria in
1953, and retired in 2000. He loved his profession, and was regarded
with much affection by his patients for his expertise and kind manner.
He was a long time member of the Royal Victoria Golf Club, and a Life
Member of the Union Club of British Columbia. Important things in his
life were family, friends, his profession, golf and living near the
sea. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Joyce; daughters
Robyn and Gail (Gordon) Brown, and grandchildren Julia and Graham. He
will be sorely missed and remembered with much love. The family would
like to thank the staff of Glengarry Hospital for their many years of
compassionate care. Special thanks to Dr. R. Grimwood and Dr. D. Glen.
No services will be held upon request. A reception in his memory will
be held for family and friends at a future time. 536156
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/17/2009 - 4/19/2009

WAYTE, Patricia Mary We are saddened to announce the loss of our
beloved Wife, Mum, Grandmother and GreatGrandmother, Patricia Mary
Wayte. Born January 16th, 1925 in London, England, she passed away
peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in the tranquility of Port
Alberni's Ty Watson House on Good Friday, April 10th, 2009 following a
courageous battle with cancer . Pat was predeceased by her father,
David Woozley, and her mother, Dorothy Fromm, and is survived by her
husband, Louis Wayte, children, Robert (Cora) Lepsoe, Derek (June)
Lepsoe, Chris (Janet) Lepsoe, Louise (Mike) Pearson, grandchildren
Karen, Rob (Fung), Kevin, Daniel, Stephanie, Christina, Mike, Larissa,
Bryanna, Diana, and great-grandchildren Mila and Beatrice, as well as
her cousin Jill (Neil) Royden. Cremation has taken place, and a
Celebration of Pat's Life will be held Sunday, May 3rd from 1:00 until
3:00 P.M. at 1080 Harbour Heights in Nanaimo, B.C. in lieu of a
service, at Pat's request. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you
wish to remember Pat, donations to Ty Watson House at 2649 Lower 2nd
Avenue in Port Alberni would be thankfully received. We will miss you,
Mum. Good night, God bless, and sleep tight. 536387
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 4/17/2009 - 4/19/2009

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