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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 6/19/2009
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ATCHISON Harold Charles May 20, 1927 - June 17, 2009 "Going Home" We
are sad to announce the passing of our father. Dad passed away
peacefully on Wednesday at the Crossroads Hospice, Port Moody, after a
lengthy and courageous battle with cancer and a stroke. Harold spent
his working life as the funeral director and owner of Royal Oak
Funeral Home in Burnaby. He volunteered many years of his life working
to improve the healthcare industry in BC, several of those years
serving as Chairman of the Board at Burnaby General Hospital.
Predeceased by his wife Christina. Harold is survived by his daughters
Cathy (Steve) O'Neill and Carol (Rick) Smith, grandchildren Louise,
Ashley, Cameron, David, and Christopher; sister-in-law Vera Atchison;
brother-in-law Ed McMahon; brother and sister-in-law Don and Mary
Johnston; many nieces, nephews, and his best buddy Grace McKay. Our
father, grandfather, uncle and friend will be missed by all who had
the privilege of knowing him. A Funeral Service celebrating Harold's
life and accomplishments will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, June 22nd
at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. Interment to
follow at Port Coquitlam Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in
Harold's Memory to the Crossroads Hospice Society would be greatly
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/20/2009

BAGOT Leslie (Les) January 17, 1928 - June 15, 2009 Passed away
peacefully at age 81. He is survived by his beloved wife Duane.
Daughters Donna and her husband Bill, Lynda and her husband Michael,
and son Barry (Laurie, Jenny, and Alexandra). Six Grandchildren Bryan,
Shawn and her fiance? Danny, Shannon and her fiance? Lauchlan, Tyler,
Brandon, and Jessica, Great-grandson Marcus, and Sister-in-law Donna.
Thanks to the Madison for all Les's care. Cremation and private family
interment are planned. Celebration of Life - June 30th, RSVP. In lieu
of flowers, Donations to the Heart and Stroke, Canadian Cancer
Society, or Park Bench Memorial to be established in Les's name.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009

CHANDLER Gerry January 20, 1940 - June 19, 2007 "Our hearts are heavy,
But full of wonderful memories." - Miss you dearly, big brother, love
Pamela and Roy.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

CULLEN Robert Joseph Bob passed away on June 14, 2009 at home in West
Vancouver in the arms of his loving wife Mona. They had been married
for 65 years and lived life to the fullest together. Bob was born in
Vancouver on June 18, 1919. He graduated from Vancouver College. While
Bob was attending school, he delivered newspapers in Kitsilano. This
job financed his love of sailing which he passed on to all his
children and grand children. He raced Stars and Flatties on English
Bay. In BC when you thought of diesel engines, Bob Cullen was likely
one of the first names to come to mind. Bob started his career as a
draftsman in the engine business at Vivian Diesel and Munitions. Bob
worked his way up through the organization selling Vivian Diesels to
fishermen up and down the coast of BC. From there he moved to Hoffar's
Limited in 1954 and worked his way up through the company till he
became Vice-President. Shortly thereafter in 1974, he purchased the
company and renamed it Cullen Detroit Diesel Allison Ltd. He built the
company to the point where it had presence across Canada and in
Hawaii. Bob and Mona spent the winters at their house in Maui and
summers boating on the BC Coast. Bob was an active member of Royal
Vancouver Yacht Club. Bob also enjoyed his time on the golf course at
Capilano Golf and Country Club. As any good Irish Catholic, Bob leaves
behind a large loving family. Survived by his children: Penny (Fred),
Allan (Gill), Bill (Julie), Doug (Sandy), John (Liz), Gerry (Suzanne).
16 grandchildren: David (Natasha), Debbie (Harvey), Brian (Cindy),
Ginny (Jeremy), Rob (Dan), Liz , Laura, Tricia (Dave), Ryan, Chris,
Tina (Brent), Sarah (Chris), Jamie, Chelsea, Sophie, and Jake. 11
great-grandchildren - Matthew, Ethan, and David, Annika , Alex and
Chloe, Kaden, Keira, and Kate, Hope and Holly. Service to be held at
Christ The Redeemer Church, 599 Keith Road, West Vancouver on Tuesday,
June 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of Flowers, a donation made to the
BC Cancer Foundation, in memory of Bob Cullen, would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009

DELLEMONACHE Savino P. (Sam) June 20, 1923 - May 25, 2007 "The ones
who think of you today are the ones who love you. Always in our
thoughts, our hearts and in our memories. Happy Birthday Dad, Gramps,
Uncle Sam - Happy Fathers Day, Dad" - We love you and miss you - Your
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/22/2009

DING James Taikong Passed away on June 3, 2009 at the age of 62.
Passed on peacefully Loving father and husband He'll be missed dearly
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 20, 2009
at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. Donations can
be made to Crossroads Hospice Society or BC Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/17/2009 - 6/19/2009

EMRICK Linda Maureen (nee Hagel) Passed away suddenly as a result of a
traffic accident on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Born in Richmond, BC on
December 13, 1962. Predeceased by her father Christian Hagel, brother
Greg Hagel and sister Carol Wegleightner. Lovingly remembered by her
family; mother Marion Hagel; sons; Tyler and Jesse Emrick; her partner
Mike Parsons; brothers Barry, Stephen and Donald Hagel; as well as
numerous other family and friends. Linda's smile would light up any
room and she was always ready with a hug. She spent many hours riding
her Harley, and was a true enthusiast. Devoted mother, loving spouse,
and wonderful friend. Linda was loved by all who knew her. A
Celebration of Linda's life will be held at the Moose Lodge, 2244
Moose Road, Duncan, BC on Friday, June 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial
remembrances may be made in the form of a donation to the Port Alberni
Toy Run, PO Box 1352, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2. Online condolences may
be offered at .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

FERGUSON James D. It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of Jim (Smokey Joe) Ferguson on the 11th of June, 2009, at the
age of 80. Jim was predeceased by his wife Lily, of 52 years, and
brother Allen. He is survived by daughter, Lorna Eberle of Victoria,
son Daryl Ferguson of Richmond, Mother, Josephine Ferguson and sister,
June Scott, of Salmon Arm, and loving companion, Velma McInnes,
Grandchildren Chad, Neil (Lindsy), Brandon (Sarah), Taryn (Dave) and
Jesse, also great-granddaughter, Presley. A Celebration of Jim's life
will be held on July 5, 2009 from 12:00 pm till 4:00 pm at the Poppy
Estate Golf Course, 3834 - 248th Street, Aldergrove, BC. For those
desiring, donations in Jim's name can be made to the Cancer Society of
BC, or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Within our hearts, the ones
we love are never really gone in spirit and in memory, their legacy
lives on. Till we meet again.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/20/2009

FORSYTH Hugh Charles Blacklock Born in Calgary Alberta in 1926, passed
away peacefully surrounded by family on June 14, 2009. He is
predeceased by his son Alan and his twin sister Doreen. He is lovingly
survived by his wife of 58 years Sheila, son Ian (Teddy), daughter
Cathy, and grandchildren Zoe, Ava, Rebecca and Max. A memorial service
will be held on Friday June 19 at 2:00pm at the Richmond Funeral Home,
8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the
BC Lung Association would be most appreciated
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/17/2009 - 6/19/2009

FOSTER Usua (Joey) Passed away June 4, 2009 at the age of 89. Survived
by husband Mike, sons Dale (Vicki) and Ron, grandchildren Chris
(Alisha) and Shelby and great-grandson Connor. Thanks to Mike's
family, and especially Alice. The family wishes thank the Burnaby
General Hospital, St. Michael's Hospice and staff and friends at the
Mulberry for the care and support during her time with them. "Always
in our hearts".
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

GARNER Edith Grace Garner February 29, 1916 - June 17, 2009 Born at
Ganges, Saltspring Island, BC, Edie was one of 10 children born to
Lona and Oland Garner who emigrated from South Carolina to Victoria,
BC, and eventually homesteaded land on Saltspring Island. Our dear
mother was predeceased by parents and all of her siblings except for
her youngest sister, Dorothy. Edie is survived by her two sons, Faren
Garner (Carell) and John Adank (Leslie), Carel Adank, grandchildren
Hollaye, Jodaye, Colin, Stuart and Lauren, and great-grandchild
(Taven). The family would like to thank the very caring staff at
Beckley Farm Lodge for their friendship and care while Edie was there.
She always supported the ones most in need and never complained, even
though she was confined to wheel chair and blind in her later years. A
special thanks to Andrew who was a steady friend for our mom. The
service to remember Edie will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Funeral
Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC at 1:30pm on Saturday, June
20, 2009.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

GIACOMETTO Rudolph (Rudy) Frank It is with profound sadness we have to
announce our dearly beloved Rudy has passed away, after a brief battle
with cancer. He was 75 years old. Rudy was predeceased by daughter
Sandra in 1986. He leaves to mourn his love and soul-mate of over 52
years, Rosemarie, daughter Lori and husband Steve of L.A., Aunt Denise
and cousins Heidi and Marianne of Victoria, favorite nieces Sylvie and
Ginny, relatives in Switzerland, Spain and Australia, and his lifelong
best Buddy, Otto and family of Dawson, Yukon, as well as many friends.
He will be remembered by any one who got to know him, and missed by
his loved ones forever. The family wishes to thank their family
doctor, Dr. K. Appleby, and Drs. Jenni Smith and Sasha Smiljanic of
Lions Gate Hospital for their compassionate care of Rudy. As per
Rudy's wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations
to the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

GRACEY - Andrew Scott Sept 30, 1911 - May 30, 2009 Passed peacefully
in his 98th year. Andrew grew up in West Point Grey and lived in
Richmond since 1958. Served in RCN during WWII. Andrew taught school
for more than 40 years in Alberta and BC. Long time member of Masons
and Eastern Star. Predeceased by wife of 61 years, Kathleen Mary (nee
Lovick). Lovingly remembered and survived by son Ken (Sheryl) and
children Johnny, Joey, and Katie, son Brian (Bobbie) and children
Gregory and Steven, daughter Joan Withers (Rick) and children Adam and
Darlana, and daughter Anne Gracey, sister Mona Unsworth and brother
Robert (Margaret) Gracey. A Celebration of Life will be held at
Ryerson United Church, 2194 W. 45th Ave., Tuesday, June 23 at 12 noon.
Reception following. Family condolences to:
Flowers gratefully declined in favor of charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/18/2009 - 6/19/2009

KRYSTLE JOYCE ROBLES GUCE After the Funeral To our dear friends and
family. It's been 3 years since our daughter KRYSTLE JOYCE ROBLES GUCE
passed away. We all miss her beautiful smile, her laugh, her giving
and caring spirit, her uniqueness, her own special gifts shared
generously with the rest of us. She will always be loved and
remembered. To all who helped us sincerely with their generous hearts
in the midst of our sorrow... the flowers sent, the cards of sympathy,
the time shared... we will never forget. We thank you all!!! Your
hearts always find unique ways to heal ours. With loving memory of
Krystle Our love! and our thanks, Joe, Joy, Jackie and Meryle Guce
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

HARTFORD Olga "Alice" Passed away peacefully on June 16, 2009 at the
age of 77. She was laid to rest by her husband William Hartford. She
left behind her son Bill; daughters Gail Quick, and Noni McGuire;
grandchildren Jenny, Dillon, Cheryl, Karen, David; and
great-granddaughter Ciara. Alice was predeceased by all of her
siblings, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She will be remembered as someone
who was outgoing, kindhearted and always courageous enough to speak
her mind. She will always be appreciated for her continuous help with
volunteer services. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 3:00 pm
on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Henderson's Langley Funeral Home, 20786
Fraser Hwy., Langley BC. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to
the BC Cancer Foundation Suite 600 - 686 West Broadway, Vancouver,
B.C. V5Z 1G1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

HENDERSON Janet (Nettie) Born November 12, 1914 in Kenora, Ontario;
Nettie passed away peacefully into the hands of the Lord on June 9,
2009; predeceased by her husband Jack. Nettie is survived by her
loving sons, James of Richmond; David (Judy) of North Delta; Robert
(Heather) of White Rock; grandchildren Sharon, Carol Lee, Brian,
David, Kristina; great-grandchildren Craig, Samantha, Michayla,
Chanel, Taylor; nephews Robert and William and niece, Jeanne and their
respective families all residents of Kenora, Ontario. The family
wishes to acknowledge the very professional and loving care provided
by the nurses, care aides and supporting staff of Fraserview
Intermediate Care Lodge, Richmond during Nettie's nineteen month stay
at the Lodge. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 24,
2009 at 1:00 at Society's First Alternative Services, 3070 - 275 A
Street, Aldergrove.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/18/2009 - 6/19/2009

JOHNSON Gertrude Annie Gertie passed peacefully at home in Langley on
June 11, 2009. Born May 30, 1911 in Saskatoon. Predeceased by her
husband George in 1994. Gertie is loved and remembered by her daughter
Dianne and son-in-law Terry; son Donald (Gina) as well as
grand-children, Angie, Launa (Jason) and Alex; great-grandchildren,
Kaylee (Chris), Corey and Delica and sister-in-law Pearl Johnson and
Edith Foster. Gertie has an extended family of many nieces and nephews
in Canada and abroad. There will be no service at Gertie's request. If
you wish, please make a donation in Gertie's memory to: "Development
and Peace" at
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

KWITKOSKI Joseph Michael May 19, 1919 - June 6, 2009 Survived by his
loving wife Bertha; four children Jim (Linda), Betty (Bob), Lorraine
(Jim) and Frank (Lori); seven grandchildren - Lori-Ann, Lorne,
Mitchell, Cameron, Mathew, Nicole, Niki; and three
great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters Anne and Rose
(Ernie) and one brother Kazmer (Marie). There will be a Celebration of
Joe's Life on Saturday, June 27th at 2:00 pm at Burquitlam Funeral
Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. Reception to follow. In lieu of
flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC would be
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

LAING Mary Isabel (Paterson) Born February 16, 1922 in Vancouver, BC.
Passed away peacefully on June 8, 2009. Predeceased by twin sister
Jean Scott McCuaig. Sadly missed by husband of 60 years Donald (Don),
sister Mabel Blair, daughters Joan (Bill) and Barbara (Brian) and her
beloved granddaughters Camille and Claire who were so precious to her.
Fondly remembered by her sisters' children: Patricia, Barry, Wayne,
Alan, her sister-in-law Margaret Willis and family, her cousin Patsy
and family in Victoria, Bill's daughters Hayley and Lindsay in
Ontario, Brian's sister Eileen and family in England and longtime
friends Isabel and Bob Duncan and Frank Bradley. Mary enjoyed her Elm
Street gang friends, her homes in Pt. Roberts and Whistler and the
many friends she made there. Special heartfelt thanks to the caring,
professional staff at the Purdy Pavillion (2nd floor), U.B.C. where
Mary spent her last months. Private funeral. Memorial service on Sat,
June 27, 2009 at 2:00pm at St. Philip's Church, 3737 W. 27th Ave.,
Vancouver. No flowers please. If desired donations to the V.G.H. or
UBC Hospitals' foundation. We will meet again some sunny day.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/13/2009 - 6/20/2009

MACKENZIE Barbara Claire It is with great sadness we announce the
passing of our beloved mother, Barbara. Born January 31, 1947 in
Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on
June 15, 2009 in Surrey, BC. She is lovingly remembered by her
daughters Samantha (Oscar) and Claire (Jon); her grandson Ryan,
step-son Sean (Rene?) and their children Brianna and Rhys and step-son
Todd; her sister Joan and brother Murray (Micki); extended family and
friends. Barbara had a strong faith in the Lord which carried her
through her courageous battle with cancer. A Service of Remembrance
will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm at Peace Portal
Alliance Church, 15128 - 27A Avenue, Surrey, BC. A special thanks to
Libby, Drew and all the staff from Nurse-Next-Door. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

MACKINNON Bette Feb 12, 1936 - June 19, 2008 "In our hearts your
memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true; There is not a day,
dear mother, That we do not think of you." - Deeply loved and missed
by Larry, Georgia, Terry and Lori MacKinnon.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

MASTRANDREA Frances Darling Passed away peacefully on June 14, 2009 at
the age of 97 at her home in Vancouver. Frances was predeceased by her
husband, Nicolo Mastrandrea, her parents, Frank and Frances Auld
Darling, and her siblings, David, Elizabeth and Sally Darling. Frances
was born and raised in Vancouver, but travelled extensively and lived
in Italy for a time with her husband. Frances will be remembered for
her elegant manner, feisty spirit and generosity.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

MAXWELL Richard June 19, 1926 - November 28, 2003 Happy 83 Birthday
Dad. Always loved and remembered: Mom, Randy, Gordie, Shannon and your
grandson Cooper.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

MAZO Jerry AlayraIt is with profound sadness that we announce the
passing of Jerry, a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle,
grandfather and friend. Born October 12, 1950 in Manila, Philippines.
Came to Vancouver in 1968. Died June 16, 2009. Predeceased by his
parents Dido and Jovita and brothers Benny, Jimmy and Bobby. Survived
by his loving wife Emmeline; children Michelle (Shawn), Warren
(Hannah), Krystle, Jerlene; brother Jon, sister Dynne; grandchildren
Brandon, Bria, Brayden, Dru; parents-in-law Lina and Rodie; several
sisters and brothers-in-law; numerous nephews and nieces; relatives
and friends. Jerry will be deeply missed by all whose lives he has
touched. Viewing June 20 and 21, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Valley View
Funeral Home, 14660 72 Avenue, Surrey. Mass of Christian Burial June
22 at 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Good Counsel, Surrey followed by
interment at Valley View Cemetery. Gone too soon but will be forever
in our hearts.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

McCAMMON - Norman Robert It is with great sadness we announce the
sudden passing of Norman McCammon on Thursday, June 11, 2009, in North
Vancouver, BC. Norman was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on
September 28, 1935 and was the first child of Sarah and William
McCammon. Norman was a devoted and loving husband, father and
grandfather. He is greatly missed and will be fondly remembered by his
wife Jean, sons Alan and Neil, his sister Joan and brother John and
their families, sister-in-law Leny, and daughters-in-law Sharon and
Rita. As his career wound down into semi-retirement, Norman played a
large part in the young lives of his beloved grandchildren, Kiera,
Hailey, Aidan, and Evelyn. Norm, as he was known to many, had an
extensive professional career focusing on the geotechnical engineering
aspects of a wide range of civil and mining projects. Norman's work
allowed him to travel to many parts of the world including Greece
where he spent three years. In Canada, some notable projects he was
involved in were the Alex Fraser Bridge, Confederation Bridge (PEI),
and more recently the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project.
He enjoyed his contact with engineering students at the University of
British Columbia when asked to speak to them about some of his
projects. To each endeavour, large or small, local or international,
Norman brought his technical expertise, his quiet leadership, and his
consideration for others. A memorial service will be held on Monday,
June 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont
Boulevard, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in memory of Norman McCammon to the Golder Trust for Orphans at or, if a registered charity is preferred, to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/18/2009 - 6/20/2009

McCLOSKEY - Terence John September 25, 1934 - June 13, 2009 Surrounded
by his family, Terry passed away peacefully in Vernon Hospice house.
Survived by his wife Martha , daughter Mary (Ken) Wood, son James
(Nancy) McCloskey, daughter Rita (Neil) MacDonald and son Bill (Renee)
McCloskey. Also grandchildren Brianne (Kris) Russell, Maggie, Gus and
Ainslie MacDonald, Liam and Sean McCloskey, and Aidan McCloskey,
great-grandchildren Ethan Wood and Evryn Russell. Terry is also
survived by his siblings Rita (Len) Allin, Tom (Pat) McCloskey, Paul
McCloskey, Bernadette (Elio) Cossarin, Dennis (Pam) McCloskey and
numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Terry is predeceased
by his brother Pat McCloskey, his parents Thomas and Gladys McCloskey,
his grandson Ryan Wood, brother and sister-in-law Francis and Yvonne
McCloskey, and infant grand-daughter Anna McCloskey. Terry was born in
Guelph, Ontario and was the 6th of nine children born to Thomas and
Gladys McCloskey. In 1935, his dad moved the family to British
Columbia where he lived his life. He attended school at St. Peter's in
New Westminster and finished at St. Anne's Academy and Port Moody
High. His lifelong work ethic started at age 15 with an after school
job in a shingle mill. In 1950, his eldest brother Pat was killed in a
car accident that devastated the McCloskey family. Dad graduated high
school in 1952 and worked for Imperial Vancouver Coastal Tanker which
he greatly enjoyed because of his love of the sea. In 1953, he joined
the Royal Canadian Air Force and was posted to Comox on Vancouver
Island. In 1957, he married Martha Loehndorf and soon after, had a
daughter Mary followed by a son Jamie. His career in the oil business
began in 1961 with a job at BA Refinery in Port Moody and continued
when Dad, Mom, Mary and Jamie moved to Taylor, BC where he worked for
Pacific 66 Petroleum. In Taylor, Rita and Bill came along, and Dad
made the move to Prince George in 1967 to work for the new Union Oil
Refinery - which later became Husky Oil. Dad retired in 1991 as the
Process Manager and shortly after moved to Creston, BC where he loved
doing renovations to his house, building furniture and growing
enormous pumpkins. In 2006, Dad moved to Enderby, BC and bought the
most unique home in the area - a stacked log home. He loved this home
but as his health steadily deteriorated, maintaining the house became
more and more difficult. In 2009, Dad made plans to move to be closer
to his family, but his health never improved and he passed away in
Vernon. We would like to acknowledge Loraine O'Connor for all her
friendship and care that she gave to Dad during the last 7 months and
Dad's neighbour, Sandy for looking in on, with compassion and care.
Thank-you. While Dad was at his happiest with a hammer in his hand and
nails in his mouth, he loved his family more than anything and we will
miss him. A celebration of Dad's life will be held in Vancouver this
August with details to be announced soon.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009

McINTYRE - William Rogers The Honourable William "Bill" Rogers
McIntyre, O.C., Q.C. was born in Lachine, Quebec on March 15, 1918 to
Sidney and Pauline McIntyre and died peacefully in Victoria, BC on
June 14, 2009. Bill was predeceased by Mimi, his beloved wife of 49
years; his daughter, Elizabeth Diamond and his sisters, Barbara, Jean
and Eleanor Pilley (Trevor). He is survived by his brothers, Hugh and
Jack; his son, John (Jennifer); his grandsons, Owen (Janelle Brewer)
and Peter Diamond, Graham and Duncan McIntyre; his great-grandson,
Mahlon Diamond and eight nieces and nephews. He has left his life-long
friend and wife of seven years, Dorothy McCully Parkinson. After
growing up in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Bill attended the University of
Saskatchewan where he earned a law degree in 1941. He joined the army
and after training at Gordon Head in Victoria was sent overseas. He
landed in Sicily in 1943 with the 1st Canadian Division and served as
an artillery officer in the campaigns in Sicily and Italy. Bill was
enormously proud of the accomplishments of the Canadians in Sicily and
Italy and of the men under his command. He often said that one of the
most memorable and emotional events of his life was the Christmas of
1943 during the battle of Ortona. Bill returned to England in 1944 and
finished the war as an Air Observation Pilot in North-West Europe. In
1944, Bill met and married Mimi Reeves and in 1945, Elizabeth was
born. After the war the family settled in Victoria where John was born
in 1948. Bill was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1947 and
practiced law in Victoria until 1967 when he was appointed to the
British Columbia Supreme Court and then in 1973 to the British
Columbia Court of Appeal. In 1979, Bill was appointed to the Supreme
Court of Canada where he served for ten years. During his years in
Ottawa, Bill made a point of selecting his law clerks from one of his
old clients, the University of Victoria. He took great pleasure in
teaching his clerks and his excellence was recognized by the
University of Victoria when he was granted an honorary doctorate in
1993. Following his retirement from the Court, Bill returned to
Vancouver where he continued to be active in the law as an advisor to
fellow lawyers and a mentor to students. Throughout his life his love
of the law, history, opera, literature, travel, spirited debate and
good company earned him the respect and affection of countless friends
and colleagues. A Memorial Service will be held in Victoria at the
Gateway Baptist Church, 898 Royal Oak Avenue on Saturday, June 27 at
1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Union Club,
805 Gordon Street, Victoria. A celebration of Bill's life will be held
at a later date in Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to the
Salvation Army, the Law Library at the University of Victoria or to
the Law Library at the University of Saskatchewan would be much
appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at . McCall's of Victoria, BC 1-800-870-4210
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/18/2009 - 6/19/2009

McLEAN - James David "Jim" Born August 11, 1945 in Toronto, Ontario,
passed away peacefully at home on June 16, 2009 at the age of 63.
Loved and missed by his relatives and many friends. Special thank you
to all the doctors, nurses and staff at Burnaby General Palliative
Care Unit for the care they showed for Jim. A tree will be planted in
Jim's memory in the fall of 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to the Palliative Care Unit, Burnaby Hospital in the memory of
Jim McLean.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

McLEAN - Mary Sunshine November 9, 1917 - May 30, 2009 Mary McLean, a
resident of Port Arthur, Ontario and New Westminster, BC passed away
suddenly at Buchanan Lodge on May 30th, 2009. A service of remembrance
will be held at Buchanan Lodge on June 30th, 1:30pm at 409 Blair
Avenue, New Westminster. Mary was predeceased by her daughter Marilyn
and is lovingly remembered by her son Ken, sister Gladys and grandson
Shawn of Thunder Bay.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/20/2009

NORRIS Dr. Brian Norris BSc, MD, FRCPC, ABM 1948 - 2009 Brian passed
away in Vancouver on June 13, 2009 after a long and courageous battle
with Cancer, the disease he spent his career attempting to cure for
others. Brian had a long and distinguished career as a leading
clinician and clinical researcher in Breast Cancer. He participated
actively in studies and in the National Cancer Institute of Canada
Clinical Trials group; this work has led to major improvements in
Breast Cancer treatment and improved patient survival. He was an
advocate of education of health care professionals and patients. Brian
graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa in 1974 and
did further training at Queens University and the University of
British Columbia. He practiced at the Newfoundland Cancer Clinic in
St. John's, and the Saskatoon Cancer Centre, before returning to
Vancouver where he had done his oncology training. Since 1995, Brian
has practiced at the Fraser Valley Cancer Clinic as part of the BC
Cancer Agency. Although Brian grew up in Ottawa and lived across
Canada, Vancouver was home. His friends and colleagues were an
incredible source of support and compassion... Thank you. Brian is the
beloved Son of Melba Norris and John Norris (deceased), the brother of
Jackie Coulter and Michael Norris. Brian's "kids" were his nieces and
nephews, he loved them as his own; Michelle, Denise, Jeff, Andrew and
Jonathan. He was first and foremost a great doctor, friend, brother
and uncle. We are on this earth to make a difference and Brian brought
a passion and unwavering dedication and commitment to his patients and
finding a cure for Cancer. This will be his legacy. Brian and his
family will be continuing his life long passion to find a cure for
Breast Cancer. In lieu of flowers, friends and former patients are
encouraged to send donations in Brian's memory to the BC Cancer
Foundation ( ). A service will be held on
Saturday, June 20th at 12:45 pm at St. Andrews United Church, 1022
Nelson Street, Vancouver, with a reception to follow. All friends,
colleagues and former patients are welcome to come and celebrate
Brian's life. Condolences may be offered to the family at Kearney
Funeral Services, 1815 Broadway West , Vancouver, BC V6J 1Y5,
telephone number: 604-736-0268 or at
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/17/2009 - 6/19/2009

PERRY LYNDA August 24, 1948 - June 10, 2009 Lynda passed away
peacefully at home in Vancouver surrounded by family and friends after
a short period of illness with cancer. Lynda's memory will be
cherished by her loving husband Bob Edwards, her step-father Bruce
Allen, her brother Peter Allen, her aunts Jean and Stella, her uncle
Peter and her cousin Irene, mother-in-law Gladys, sister-in-law Bev
(Don), brother-in-law Jim (Pat), and many nieces, nephews, family,
friends and godchildren. Lynda was born in North Vancouver and spent
her early years following her entrepreneurial spirit as a restaurateur
and real estate developer. She was a key partner in her husband's
business ventures. She was a philanthropist; her favorite project was
B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation's Crystal Ball. Lynda was a
consummate hostess, a gourmet cook, a world traveler, a wonderful
story teller and a keen listener. She had a great love of the arts and
was an accomplished pianist. Her many friends, an eclectic group from
all over the world, have a huge store of great memories of an
intelligent and beautiful woman who lit up the room when she entered.
The combination of her flashing blue eyes, superlative wit and robust
laugh has given all her friends' wonderful moments that will never be
forgotten. We were all touched so many times by her kindness and
empathy. Life is not equal and fair and that is brought home when such
an outstanding person is taken prematurely. Lynda lifted up the spirit
of everyone whose life she touched. That is her everlasting gift.
Memorial service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral at 690 Burrard
Street in Vancouver on June 22. 2009 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations to a fund in memory of Lynda Perry at B.
C. Children's Hospital Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/13/2009 - 6/20/2009

PRATO Clifford November 14, 1951 - June 8, 2009 In Clifford's younger
years he served with the Canadian Millitary as a tank operator.
Although he never saw any action he did get to see Canada and Europe.
He later made his career with CF as a professional driver and made it
just shy of his 3 millionth mile. With a trucking carrer it was no
wonder why Clifford's passions were hand radios (long and short
distance) and music. In particular blues and jazz, which came through
when he played his saxaphone. Clifford's time with us would never have
been long enough. He is lovingly survied by his mother Lorraine Prato,
his 10 siblings and many neices and nephews. A memorial service will
be held June 20, 2009. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

PROUDLOCK George Kenneth September 24, 1959 - June 10, 2009 As a
lifelong Bowen Islander, George will be fondly remembered by his
family and his many friends. He passed away suddenly from liver
failure. George is survived by his sister, Peggy Proudlock and her
family, Lon, Brandon, Michael and Serena and his sister, Roberta
Enwright and husband, Bob and their children Patrick and Jennifer.
George is predeceased by his father, Robert H. Proudlock and his
mother, Dorothy A. Proudlock. A memorial will be held Saturday, June
20th at 11:00 am at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150, 1263
Scarborough Road, Bowen Island, BC. To honour George's memory a bench
will be purchased to allow others to rest awhile and enjoy the Island
he loved.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

SEEGERS Jan May 12, 1923 - June 16, 2009 Jan slipped away peacefully
at Richmond General Hospital. He will be greatly missed by his beloved
wife of 59 years, Nel, his children Peggy, Rudy and Marianne;
grandchildren Carla (Edward), Brenda, Amanda, Marika (Jaz) and
Anthony, and much loved "extended family" Mary and Jim, Steve, Lelia,
Sandi, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Holland. Jan was born
in Nykerk, Holland and immigrated to Canada in 1951 with his wife and
3 month daughter. He spent most of his career taking great pleasure in
beautifying grounds in both the private and public sector, and his own
home garden; retiring from the Richmond School District No. 38 in
1984. Jan was actively involved in soccer for many years coaching
numerous teams as well as being a president of the Richmond Juvenile
Soccer Association. Jan was very active in retirement, traveling
Canada, Alaska, Europe and Mexico. He was involved with the Richmond
Golden Rod n/Reels, enjoying many outings and fishing trips and
camping at many of the beautiful B.C. lakes in their motor home for
almost 24 years. Jan was very alert and his humor stayed with him to
the very end. The family thanks the doctors and nurses at RGH for
their care and support during his brief stay. A celebration of Jan's
life will be held at the Sea Island Community Centre, 7140 Miller
Road, Richmond, on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. In
lieu of flowers, donations to Richmond Youth Soccer Association, c/o
Doug Long, 740 Lancaster Crescent, Richmond, B.C. V6B 1C5 .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

SIMPSON George 1927 - 2009 George died at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on
June 10th, 2009. George will be missed by his wife of 59 years, Jean,
his children, Jennifer (Jim Dent) and Patrick, and his grandchildren,
Nicola and John. George was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on May
16th, 1927. George met Jean at the Guildhall School of Music in
London, England where they were both students in the theatre
department. Married on June 3rd, 1950, they were both active in the
theatre until children arrived. George became a salesman of small
engine machinery, and after immigrating to Canada in 1957 he embarked
on a career in real estate. George started his real estate career with
Rutherford McRae, selling residential real estate and then he moved to
National Trust to become involved with commercial real estate. In 1973
George formed his own company called George Simpson and Associates
Ltd. and was heavily involved in land assembly and development. George
was a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada and also served as
Chairman of the National Executive Council of that organization.
George was active in the equestrian community, raising funds for the
Three Day Eventing community, as well as personally sponsoring, along
with Jean, athletes by helping to purchase their horses. George served
as Chef D'Equip for the Canadian Three Day Event Team at the Seoul
Olympics. George was able to fix anything mechanical, he would design
and build any manner of structures, and he built many miles of fences
(with the assistance of family and friends). George was the family's
devil's advocate, he always took the opposing side just to get a
debate going. We will miss all the great hugs. No service by request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009

STAZYK Kirsten Lori (Forcier) June 24, 1970 - June 19, 2004 We miss
you deeply. Every smile, every laugh, Every unexpected joy. Countless
times we think of you, Memories that swell our hearts with love.
Deeply you are with us. Forever loved by family and friends.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

STEELE Patricia Signe Emily (Egelstad) December 1, 1952 - June 16,
2009 Patricia passed away courageously June 16, 2009 at the age of 56
years. Predeceased by her Mom and Dad: Ruth and Henry. Niece: Shannon.
Survived by Loving Husband: Douglas, Daughter: Jamie (David), Son:
Ryan (friend Lisa), in-laws: Marlene and Carl Steele and family.
Lovingly remembered by her adoptive family: Wendy, Gerry, Allison,
Geoff, Kailyn, Carrie, and Jeff. Also survived by many dear friends
which are too numerous to name. It is hard to express our gratitude
for all your kindnesses and support during Patricia's illness and
passing. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the BC Cancer
Society thankfully appreciated. A celebration of Patricia's life will
be held on June 22, 2009 at 10:00am at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660
- 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC. A most sincere thank you to the staff at
Surrey Memorial Hospital, BC Cancer Center, and Laurel Place Hospice
for your kindness and care.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009

TIBERGHIEN Joanne Born July 05, 1941 It is with great sadness we
announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother Joanne after a long
and courageous battle with cancer at her home in Sechelt on June 08,
2009, with her family by her side. Predeceased by her brother Larry,
father Bill, her son Greg, sister Judy, husband John, her brother Bob
and mother Joyce. Mom will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by
her children Teresa (Terry), Tammy, Janice (Larry), Rod, Jodie and
Chad, as well as her sister-in-law Ginny and her loyal dog Jackson. 10
grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, many more family and friends.
For those wishing to remember Mom, smile as she always did. In lieu of
flowers please make a donation to Dr. P. Klimo at Lions Gate Hospital
so that they can continue to help others. Many thanks to Dr. Klimo and
staff as well as Dr. Jaschinski, Dr. Wadge and all the wonderful
Palliative care nurses in Sechelt, Ken and staff at the Medicine
Shoppe and our friends at Oceanview Cemetery. No service by request.
"So as you stand upon the shore gazing at the beautiful sea, Remember
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

TRETICK Reg March 19, 1941 - June 20, 1995 He left us all with a
peaceful, easy feeling. - Chris, Janice, Barbie, Kirk and Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 6/19/2009

WARDLE William Arthur Born May 14, 1918, Port Arthur, Ontario. Passed
away June 14, 2009, Surrey, BC. With deepest regrets we announce the
passing of Bill. Predeceased by son Bruce, brothers Albert and Stan,
survived by his loving wife, Eva, daughter Avis, step-daughters, Judy
and Linda; brothers, sisters, grand children, nieces, nephews and
numerous friends. A memorial service will be held Monday, June 22,
2009 at 10:00am,14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC. Fraser Heights
Funeral Chapel 604-589-2559
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/17/2009 - 6/19/2009

WATSON Frozina (Rose) March 7, 1920 - June 16, 2009 Rose passed away
peacefully at Langley Memorial Hospital on June 16, 2009. Predeceased
by her husband John. She will be sadly missed by her daughters Elaine
Welch (John), Margaret Brainard (Stan), her grandsons John Welch
(Karen), Robert Welch (Joanna), her great-grandsons Dylan, Devon,
Adrian Welch and her special friend Tara Ryan. A memorial service will
be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:00pm at Henderson's Funeral
Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy., Langley. You may share your thoughts and
memories online at . In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to your favorite charity.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 6/19/2009 - 6/21/2009

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