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Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, July 18, 2009
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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 7/18/2009
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ARCHDEKIN Kateryna (Katherine) (nee: Skoreyko) On July 10th, 2009, the
world lost a loving mother, a caring grandmother and an inspiring
woman. Katherine Archdekin passed away in Victoria, BC after losing
her fight with cancer - making it the one of the few hurdles in her
life she did not overcome. A courageous, motivated and
health-conscious individual, Katherine's outlook on life was that "you
should always be able to take care of yourself and one other." She
more than lived up to her own code of life in so many ways; not only
did she raise her four sons (Graham, Murray, Robin and Jeffrey)
through trials and tribulations that would surely have beaten a lesser
person, she also dedicated her life to her nine grandchildren, who
will miss her terribly. She was more than a loving mother and caring
grandmother - she was also the head of the family and role model to
all her children and grandchildren. Katherine was born on October
26th, 1929 to parents Bill Skoreyko and Nancy (nee: Balanko) in Smokey
Lake, AB. They moved to Vancouver in 1942 where Katherine spent her
teenage years. She was married to Roy Archdekin on July 7, 1952, with
whom she had four sons. During the sixties she worked for the Hudson's
Bay Company in Victoria and, after moving to Vancouver, had a
successful career with MasterCard during the seventies and eighties.
After leaving MasterCard, she devoted her time to her sons and their
children, as well as traveling throughout Canada and the world. She
returned to Victoria in 2002. Although she received no awards and did
not expect accolades, her generosity has made a lasting impression on
those she helped more than she could ever know. She will leave a huge
hole in all the lives of those whom she loved and loved her. It can be
easy to replace just one member of a ship's crew, but when the missing
member has filled all the roles on the ship "from the captain to the
cook" that person is unique and impossible to replace. Our thanks goes
out to all those who helped Katherine through the last few months of
her life. From Dr. Ian Bridger and Dr. Fraser Black, who did
everything they could to help her and our family, to the Royal Jubilee
Hospital Richmond Pavilion Hospice's staff, who were so very kind and
caring to someone that meant so much to all of us. She is predeceased
by her loving partner of over thirty years, Oswald Granback, and
survived by sons Graham (Julie) (Lindsay, Jillian, Brian, Sean),
Murray (Gwenn), Robin (Colleen) (Ben, Tom, Ruth), Jeffrey (Lenore)
(Harrison, Hannah), along with other loving family members and
friends. "This quiet dust was gentleman and ladies, and lads and
girls: was laughter and ability and sighing, and frocks and curls." To
show our appreciation for our Mum, Baba, Grankin and friend, a
memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, July 25th,
2009, 2pm at First Memorial - 1155 Fort St. in Victoria, BC. In lieu
of flowers, please make donations to either the B.C. Cancer society,
or the Victoria Hospice Society - something our Baba would have
wanted.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


BATCHELOR Joe Martin Born November 20, 1927 Winnipeg, died June 19,
2009, Cranbrook B.C. Predeceased by his twin sister Joyce (Dhori
Hilton), brothers Lloyd and Earl, sister Ruth (Dayle Hilton). Survived
by sister Edith (Shelagh Heal), brother Vern, son David, daughters
Marilyn, Marjorie, Barbara, Nancy and Laurie. May he rest in peace.
Many thanks to F.W. Green Home and McPherson Funeral Service in
Cranbrook.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


(Memoriam)
BAYER John May 10, 1924 - July 19, 2005 He had a nature you could not
help loving And a heart that was purer than gold. And to those who
knew and loved him His memory will never grow cold. We love you
always, sister Maryann, niece Sonja (John) and nephew Michael
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


(Memoriam)
ALGOT "AL" BOQUIST July 18, 1918 - July 14, 2008 As we loved you, So
we miss you. In our memory you are near. Loved and remembered by your
wife Betty, daughters Marilyn and Bev and all the rest of the Boquist
family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


BRAMHALL Albert H. "Al" Born in England, September 13, 1924 and passed
away July 14, 2009 in Victoria, BC. Al and his family emigrated to
Canada in 1929. They settled in Nanaimo for a time then moved to
Courtenay and then on to Vancouver. Al joined the Armed Forces and
served in England and Holland during World War II. After returning, he
joined the Vancouver Fire Department, attaining the rank of Captain.
He was a resident of Parksville at the time of his death. He has
always led an active Christian life and was an ardent fisherman and
hunter. He is survived by two brothers, George (Arlene) and Ken
(Isabel); his former wife, Mary; daughter Diane, several nieces and
nephews and his godson, Randy Shea. A memorial service is planned.
Contact www.mem.com for details.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


BREEN - Otto Herman December 1921 - July 14, 2009 Otto passed away on
July 14, 2009. He was predeceased by his wife Edith in 1985. Otto was
survived by daughter Ruth Eliason (Ross), son Barry, and son Wayne
(Kathy). Grandchildren Eric, Deana, Tracy, Kelly, Davin and Alisha and
five great grandchildren. Survived by sister Ruth Stein of Ontario.
Otto was born in White Sands district of Sask. and grew up working on
the farm. He married Edith in 1946 and raised the family in Richmond
and enjoyed an active social life with wonderful neighbours. Otto had
studied agriculture, so he enjoyed getting those famous big hands
dirty vegetable gardening and people stopped to admire his roses. He
also enjoyed fishing from his boat and fixing everything. Otto served
in WWII with the Rocky Mountain Rangers, first in the Aluetian Islands
and then in Europe. He joined the Vancouver Police Department in 1947,
and proudly served and protected until 1979. He particularly enjoyed
teaching the rookies. For many years Otto was involved with the
A.N.A.F., unit 298 "Taurus" and served on the executive, including
president. Otto loved to tell stories with his unique humour. He was
happiest at family get-togethers. He will be missed. Celebration of
life at Victory Memorial Park, Thursday July 23, 1:00 p.m. 14831 28th
Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation or the Arthritis Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


BROWN Betty Tansley Passed away suddenly yet peacefully at her home
Thursday, July 9th, 2009. Predeceased by her brother Richard H.
Ostrosser and nephew Richard J. Ostrosser. She will be profoundly
missed by daughter Abigail, son-in-law Tom Merinsky, beloved
grandchildren Richard and Margot and granddog Maggie. She will be
dearly missed and remembered by her brother David E. Ostrosser and
wife Jean, sisters-in-law Beverly Ostrosser, Helen Dee and husband
Jim, Barbara-Ann Milroy and husband John, Sally Stephenson, her many
nieces and nephews and countless treasured friends. Bubs/Betty was
happiest when she was helping her family and friends. A service will
be held July 21st, at 1:00 pm, St. Catherine's Anglican Church, 1058
Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver. Donations may be made in her memory
to the BCSPCA or a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 7/16/2009 - 7/18/2009


BROWN Pillar (nee Catchpoole) Born Madrid May 22, 1931, died in
Vancouver July 10, 2009. Survived by her two sons Julian Grant and
Sebastian Grant. Memorial Service at 11:15am on Tuesday, July 21 at
the Holy Name of Jesus Church, 33 Avenue and Cambie Street, Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


BURDEN M. Jean Born January 15, 1912 in Abbotsford, B.C., passed away
July 9, 2009 at Hogg Pavilion, Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock. Jean
and her husband lived in Kamloops, Kelowna, Victoria & Vancouver while
raising their family. In retirement they moved to Qualicum Beach where
they enjoyed their golfing and Island life. After Doug's passing in
1991, Jean moved to White Rock to be closer to her family. She is
survived by Geri, Duncan (Ranveig), Heather (David), seven
grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a special cousin Rhoda
Mitchell. Jean was a fun person, always optimistic and she will be
greatly missed. At her request there will be no service.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


CERVI Adelia (nee Ceccon) "Nonna" On Sunday morning July 12, 2009, our
Mother and Nonna passed away peacefully with her daughters by her
side. Adelia was born in Treviso, Italy, April 26, 1912. Predeceased
by her husband Giovanni (John) in 1978 and son-in-law Lou Allard.
Surviving her are her four children, Cesare, Rudy (Dolores), Anna
Allard, Jean Cicero (Tom), six grandchildren, Lori (Darrell), Karen
(Doug), Janice (Paul), Paula (Doug), Jason (Christine), Jennifer
(Jon), also nine great-grandchildren, Kymberly, Shannon (Sean),
Taylor, Kelsey, Lucas, Olivia, Kristina. Vincent, Nickolas. Also one
great-great-grandson Ryder. Sister Toni, Auntie Stella, several nieces
and nephews and friends. Mom enjoyed seeing her grandkids and a visit
from the white four-legged furry friend "Foster", We will miss her,
she was a very kind lady. A private funeral was held Friday, July 17,
2009 at Ocean View Cemetery where she was laid to rest. Those who wish
can send a donation to BC Children's Hospital in lieu of flowers. Rest
in Peace, Mom, "Nonna".
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


CHAPMAN Jeannie Winifred (Win) April 25th, 1913 - July 11th, 2009 Win
passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 11th with family close by.
Win was a quiet and gentle soul who lived her long life devoted to her
husband and family. Loved by all who knew her Win will be sadly missed
and fondly remembered. Predeceased by her husband Leslie, brothers Ted
and Ralph and her sisters Doris and Nell, and survived by sisters
Phyllis Lane and Rene Harris in the UK and her many nieces and nephews
in the UK and Australia. She leaves behind her two sons Michael
(Eileen) and Derek (Ellen) and her grandchildren Tara and Tanya. A
memorial Service will be conducted at St. Andrew's Anglican Church,
Langley, BC on Friday, July 24th at 2pm. Light refreshments will be
served at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers please
consider a donation in her memory to St Andrew's Memorial Fund,
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation, or make the donation to a
charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 7/17/2009 - 7/18/2009


COPPIN Harold January 15, 1921 - July 12, 2009 It is with sadness that
we announce the passing of Harold Coppin, predeceased by his beloved
"doll", Audrey (nee Williams) who died in 2006 after 61 years of
wedded bliss. Harold served with the Royal Canadian Navy in World War
II on the West Coast, returning to Vancouver to build his own house
where he and Audrey raised two sons. After the Navy, Harold first
worked as a finishing carpenter and then for 35 years with the City of
Vancouver Engineering Department. He is survived by his sister Betty;
his son, Wayne and wife Mary of Regina, and grandchildren Megan
(husband Jason) and Tristan; son Owen and wife Kathy of Surrey and
granddaughters Kristen (fiance? Jim), Rhiannon (husband Lyle) and
Chloe. "Poppa" will be much missed and the world will be a less joyous
place without him.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St.
James Cottage Hospice. A private celebration is planned for August.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


DIJKS Ineke Johanna Born April 12, 1943, in Rotterdam, the
Netherlands. Passed away peacefully on July 8, 2009, at Crossroads
Hospice in Port Moody, after a courageous four-year battle with
cancer. Survived by her loving husband Michael Wilson, daughter Marion
Bruining (Jimmy Yun), son Matthijs Bruining (Angela), step-children
Elisabeth and Robert Wilson, granddaughters Ashton and Tamsin
Bruining, sister Femmy (Bert) Schuurmans, brother Harry Dijks (Elly),
sister-in-law Valerie (Doug) Berg, nieces Mireille (Arno), Sandra
(Richard), Robin, Jackie (Keith), Jodie, and Kari, and nephews Neal
and Roland (Val). Predeceased by father Jan M. Dijks, mother Willemina
Dijks (Petter), and first husband Guus W. P. Bruining. After an early
career as costumer for Opera Forum Enschede in the Netherlands, she
came with her family to Canada. She entered university as a mature
student, earning her BA and MA in Geography, and embarked on a new
career as college instructor and consultant. In 2009 she received the
J. Lewis Robinson Award for meritorious service to the discipline of
Geography. She traveled widely but was happiest near the ocean, where
she could swim so gracefully in the waves. A service of celebration
will be held at 10 a.m. on July 20, 2009, at Burquitlam Funeral Home,
625 North Road, Coquitlam, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be
sent to the BC Cancer Foundation to help find a cure for colorectal
cancer.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 7/17/2009 - 7/18/2009


(Memoriam)
DOHERTY Violet Jane Forever loved and deeply missed by your sisters
Betty and Rosemary.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


DONALDSON - Thornton Jocelyn, P.Eng. B: August 24, 1929 in Moose Jaw,
Sask. D: July 9, 2009 in West Vancouver, B.C. After a lengthy illness,
surrounded by family, Thornton passed away peacefully at his home in
West Vancouver. Predeceased by his son, Dirk, in 2002 and his wife,
Bodil, in 2007. Thornton will be greatly missed by his family. He was
cared for during his final days by his son, Mark. Born in a small town
in Saskatchewan where his father ran the general store, Thornton
graduated from Central Collegiate Institute in Moose Jaw in 1946.
Later that same year he moved to Burnaby with his family. In 1953 he
received his B.A. Sc. Degree in Geological Engineering from U.B.C.
Throughout the early part of his career, Thornton worked in numerous
small mining towns in northern Canada and Brazil and in 1962 joined
Richardson Securities in Vancouver, BC. He went on to found Donaldson
Securities, a member of VSE and ASE. During the final 30 years of his
career, Thornton was active in the Canadian junior mining industry
founding and advising numerous companies. In the 1990's he founded
Uranium Power which subsequently became Oilsands Quest. Thornton
continued his work from his Howe Street office until earlier this year
with the goal of developing the Mt. Nansen property. He is survived by
Mark (Linda), grandsons Quinn and Izaak, sisters Jackie and Judy
Donaldson Hughes. There will be no service at Thornton's request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 7/16/2009 - 7/18/2009


DORO Marianne Dorothy (nee Sheane) Marianne was a remarkable woman who
was a pioneer in business being one of the first women entrepreneurs
to open several successful furniture outlets in Vancouver, Canada
continuing for over 30 years. She was adored by her children's friends
who loved her for her wit, energy and ability to listen to rock music
with the best of them. In her later years she found happiness
traveling to New York and her favourite place Las Vegas where she
would play the slots and drink chocolate martinis into the wee hours.
A kindred spirit, Marianne's niece admired her strong willed spirit
and desire for everyone to be true to themselves. She is survived by
her husband, son, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. You now have
the freedom you always wanted, God bless you wherever you are. You
will be sadly missed and remain in our hearts and thoughts forever. In
lieu of flowers donations may be given to Ronald McDonald House, 4116
Angus Drive, Vancouver, BC V6J 4H9 or www.rmhbc.ca
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


DUECK Helen (nee Goerz) It is with profound sadness that we announce
the passing of Helen Dueck on July 13, 2009 following a short illness.
Helen is survived by her cherished and loving husband, Peter Albert
Dueck, with whom she spent 62 happy and fulfilling years, and her four
children, Edward (Carole), Gerald (Anne), Larraine (Mark) and Leonard
(Pamela) and nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Melanie, Stefanie,
Brittanie, Cameron, Alissa, David,Taylor and Landon. Helen was born on
March 16, 1924 in Blumenort, Omsk, Russia. She immigrated to Canada
with her parents when she was two years old and grew up in Coaldale,
Alberta, where she first met Peter in grade 1. In 1936, she moved with
her family to Vancouver. She later became a stenographer after
attending business school there. Helen and Peter met again in 1944 and
they married on November 16,1946. In 1951, they moved to Abbotsford
where they lived ever since. Helen lovingly cared for the family and
was a vital support to Peter as he pursued his business and political
endeavors. Helen had a passion for skiing, gardening, ballroom dancing
and tennis which she enjoyed until two weeks prior to her cancer
diagnosis in early May. She will be deeply missed by her family and
many friends. The family expresses gratitude to family physician, Dr.
David Froese, for his care and compassion as well as Dr. Oja and Dr.
Byrne who were involved with her care at Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Special thanks also to the exceptional nursing staff who cared for mom
at ARH and at home. Memorial service will be held at Northview
Community Church, 32040 Downes Road, Abbotsford on Tuesday, July 21,
2009 at 3pm with reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in Helen's name to the Salvation Army.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


FAURE Lucy M.R. (Corinne)October 10, 1925 - July 12, 2009 Corinne
passed away peacefully at home after a long illness at 83. She was an
adventurer who learned how to fly at 22, travelled to Paris at 25
where she studied art, married a Spanish architect and learned how to
speak French and Spanish fluently. She returned to Vancouver but soon
moved again with her young family, first to Mexico City and then to
Madrid where she lived until the tragic death of her husband in a car
accident. Into yoga before it became fashionable, Corinne loved art,
dabbled in batik, ceramics, pottery and papier mache, but painting was
her passion. An animal lover, she became a Mexico City veterinarian's
best customer and friend by bringing in countless wounded street dogs.
She will be greatly missed by her loving family. Many thanks to all
the wonderful caregivers that helped her through her illness with
compassion and patience. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
the BC SPCA or the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Walkey & Company Funeral
Directors 604 738-0006
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


GIEG Tom Passed away on Sunday July 12, in Chilliwack, B.C. Tom was
born on February 6, 1924 in Lang, Saskatchewan. After the war, he
moved to Chilliwack and started working for Don Lange Jewelers.
Eventually, he became president of O.B. Allen Jewelers across Canada.
In retirement, with his loving wife Alma, each year they settled as
snowbirds in Palm Desert California, and spent summers at their home
on Cultus Lake. Tom is survived by his son Blake Gieg, brothers; Phil,
Grant, Jack, Blake, Floyd; sisters Edna and Janet; sisters-in-law
Marlene, Joyce, Fay, Marion, Merle, Jean; brother-in-law Rod, and
countless nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his life will be held
at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club, 41894 Yale Rd on Wednesday,
July 22nd from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to the
Heart and Stroke Foundation of British Columbia.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 7/17/2009 - 7/18/2009


GUTENBERG Natalie Christine May 2, 1935 - July 14, 2009 It is with
great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother
Natalie. Predeceased by her husband and our dear father Tony and
infant daughter Laura Lee. Natalie is survived by her three devoted
children, Tony (Rosie), Jim (Phyllis), and Lisa (Brian); five
granddaughters, Emily, Sarah, Olivia, Shanelle, and Maya; and siblings
Jim (Lil), Diane, and Sheila (Dominic). Greatly missed, but never
forgotten, with so many happy memories of time spent raising the three
of us, and becoming our best friend as we got older. A soccer coach,
den mother, scorekeeper, and biggest supporter, neither Nat or Tony
ever missed an event of their children. In later years, time was
shared between the beaches of Hawaii, playing bridge with close
friends, creating a crowd around her piano, and her dedication to the
church. Special thanks to the care and dedication of Eagle Ridge
Hospital and the ladies of the MCU ward. Evening Prayers will be held
at 7:45 pm on Tuesday, July 21st, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00
am on Wednesday, July 22nd at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic
Church, 3141 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam. Rev. R. Thompson
celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations, in Natalie's name, to the
new church building fund would be greatly appreciated. (Forms
available at the church.)
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


HARRIS Ellen (Steele) Passed into the presence of her Lord July 14,
2009 in her 91st year. Ellen was predeceased by her husband Harry
Steele in July 1985 and George Harris in June 2005. Ellen served the
Lord with Harry for over 30 years as a missionary in Japan. Ellen is
survived by one brother John Wilson, son Ron (Ada) Steele, daughter
Dorothy (Bernie) Murphy, son Phillip (Marilyn) Steele, and daughter
Janet (Otto) Hooft. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 9
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at Forest Lawn Chapel
Tuesday, July 21 at 1:30pm. Special thanks to Dr. P. Quelch and the
Fraserview Intermediate Care Home.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


HARRIS Joan Margaret July 5,1931 - July 12, 2009 After a rapid
escalation of cancer, Joan passed away peacefully in Lions Gate
Hospital with her family by her side. Born and schooled in Gillingham,
Kent, Joan obtained a diploma in voice and a teaching certificate at
the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She taught school
for a short time, until marrying her newly graduated husband Jeff and
leaving England for a new and exciting life in East Africa and
Australia as the wife of a geologist and rearer of their three
children, Jacquie, Stephen and Michael. In 1966 the Harris family
immigrated to Canada, settling in Trail, BC, then, in 1974, moving to
North Vancouver. Joan will be remembered for her active involvement in
amateur theatre and light opera, both as performer and director, and
also for her contributions as a long-time member of the North
Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club. She was a bright, intelligent, well-read,
outgoing person with wide interests, and will be sorely missed by her
family and all who knew her. At her own request there will be no
public funeral. Her family wishes to thank the staff of the Palliative
Care Unit at LGH who looked after her so kindly and attentively in her
final days. We can all be content that Joan is now experiencing for
herself the continuance of life on another plane in which she so
strongly believed.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


HOUGH Douglas Gordon Born September 24th, 1921 in Prince Albert,
Saskatchewan, Gordon died peacefully July 11, 2009 in New Westminster.
Survived by his loving wife Betty, daughters Stephanie and Katherine,
their husbands Gary and Gordon, grandchildren Jennifer, Andrew and
Claire; sister-in-law Mollie, brother-in-law Gordon. Predeceased by
his brothers, Bert, Art and Lou. Gordon and Betty spent most of their
married life in Prince George where he was involved in many community
activities including scouting. Funeral service at 1:30 pm July 23rd at
Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster. To honour Gordon consider a
donation to the BC Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


HOWE Dorothy (nee Johnson, Littler) Dorothy passed away on July 11,
2009 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Born on March 29, 1924 in
Winnipeg, Manitoba. She immigrated to BC in 1946 with her husband John
Littler. She had two daughters Ollie (Dennison) and Margaret (Paddy)
Perry. In the mid 60's Dot moved to Kelowna with her husband, William
Howe where her third daughter, Kellie Howe was born. Dorothy was a
Brownie and Girl Guide leader both in Vancouver and Kelowna. In
Kelowna she volunteered at a Seniors Home and Kelowna SPCA. Dorothy
will be missed by her daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and extended family. She will be especially missed by her
granddaughter Terri, who was very close and had a special relationship
with her. I'll love you forever I'll like you for always as long as
I'm living my grandma you'll be.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


HUNGERFORD Edith Ann Montgomery BScN, (nee Copeman) aka "Copie" Ann
was born on May 8, 1935 in Vancouver and passed away peacefully on
July 5, 2009 in the Royal Jubilee Hospital. She was predeceased by her
husband, Walter George Donnington Hungerford and is survived by her
stepchildren, Patrick, Guy, Roderick and Priscilla Hungerford; her
Aunt, Pat Goff; cousins, John Pearkes, Barry Goff, Gillian Crabtree,
Carol and Anna Wootton and many long time friends. Her uncle, George
Pearkes was the 20th Lieutenant-Governor of B.C. and she had a keen
interest in the history of the province. She graduated from St.
Margaret's School in 1953, obtained her RN at the Vancouver General
Hospital in 1958 and a BScN at UBC in 1959. Her nursing career was
varied and included psychiatric and private nursing, social work as a
district public health nurse and Saanich social worker at Indian
Reserves. Her life included a wide range of experiences from mixing
with royalty to nursing in the slums of Montreal. She was deeply
involved with politics and was a lifelong Conservative. She had a
great love for flowers and specialized in growing dahlias. A memorial
service will be held in Victoria at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday,
July 24, 2009 at 12 noon followed by a reception at the Union Club at
1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to B.C. Cancer Research or
Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre for Parkinson research will
be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at
www.mccallbros.com McCall's of Victoria, BC (1-800-870-4210)
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


JONES Irene Agnes Born August 10, 1924 was taken away from us suddenly
on July 14, 2009. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Edwin; her
daughters Judy Kinneard and Joanne Jones; her son Bill Jones; 2
grandchildren Lisa Horton (Jeff) and Lynn Kinneard (Roger); 7 great
grandchildren Zoe, Brady, Jasmine, Kiera, Alex, Mackenzie and Dawson;
her sister Marie Goodwin (Ross); many relatives and good friends. A
time of Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 12:00
pm followed by a Celebration of her Life at 1:00 pm at Victory
Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28 Avenue, Surrey, BC. She was
such a bright light in our lives, a loving wife, mother, grandmother
and friend. Special thanks to WhiteCliff staff and residents for their
kindness. Condolences may be left at www.MeM.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


KERNESTED Vilhelm (Bill) 1932 - 2009 Has passed away after a short
battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his wife Norma (1999), his
parents Sigridur and Kristjan, brothers Inge, Emil and Gordon. He is
survived and will be sadly missed by his children Kristine Krogfoss
(Gary) and Brad (Laura), his grandchildren Tyler, Braden and Nolan
Krogfoss and Caitlin and Cameron Kernested. Also his loving companion
Joy Hugh and his siblings Margaret, Lilja, Violet and David and their
families and his in-laws Carl and Doreen Ostman. Dad loved the Great
Outdoors and spent many years camping and fishing (even though he
rarely caught a fish!). It was the time he spent doing these
activities with his family that he enjoyed most. He is going to be so
dearly missed. We would also like to thank Dr. Klimo, Rufina and his
incredible staff at Lions Gate Hospital for giving us some extra time
with Dad. An Outdoor celebration of life will be held at Kristine's
home at 6264 - 175A Street, Surrey on Sunday, July 19, 2009 from 1-4.
Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 7/17/2009 - 7/18/2009


KUBU-HAYNES Marten Passed away peacefully on June 29, 2009 at the age
of 79. Beloved husband of Joyce Kubu-Haynes. Proud and loving father
of son Toby Haynes (Nancy) and daughter Rena Farrend (Bruce).
Cherished grandfather of Tara and Gavin. He loved his family, animals
and McDonald's coffee. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on
Tuesday, July 28 at 5901 Mayview Circle, Burnaby. Special thank you
from his family to Hawthorne Seniors Care Community and the staff who
loved him well. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
S.P.C.A.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


KUHN Muriel Josephine (nee Begg) Passed away peacefully at Dania Home,
Burnaby, July 12, 2009, born in Grande Pointe, Manitoba September 4,
1911. Predeceased by husband Reginald, sisters Lorraine and Frances.
She is survived by two sisters Irene and Doris in Seattle, her
children Bob (Marie), Kenneth (Marie), Linda (John Dawson), eight
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
The family extends grateful thanks to the caregivers at Dania Home for
the care she received there. A celebration of life will be at Faith
Lutheran Church, 1005 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, V5B 4B8, Saturday,
July 25 at 1:00 pm. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Friday, July
24, 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in memoriam to the ministry
of Faith Lutheran Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be
offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
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LADD Corinne Muriel June 15, 1926 - July 16, 2009 Corinne Ladd passed
away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She will
be forever remembered by her loving husband of 57 years, Stewart;
daughter, Tracey (Mike) Todd; son, Russell (Alison); grandchildren,
Laura, Jessica and Mitchell; brother, Art (Elaine); and a special
friend of 60 years, Colleen Hutchinson. She was predeceased by her
son, Richard; and brothers, Victor and Stewart. Corinne was a loving
wife, a devoted mother, and an amazing grandmother. Her smile, loving
and gentle nature, kindness, devotion to her family, and consideration
of others will be deeply missed and she will remain in our hearts
forever. At Corinne's request, no service will be held. A family
gathering will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank
the staff at Kiwanis Care Centre (3rd floor) for their kind attention
and care. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Kiwanis
Care Centre, 2444 Burr Place, North Vancouver, V7H 3A5.
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LEE Robert Fu Hung September 25, 1937 - July 11, 2009 It is with great
sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Dad and
Grandfather. Born in Indonesia, Robert was the eldest son of Hai Seng
Lee and Lip Seng Lio. In 1965, he graduated from Cheng Kung University
in Taiwan with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. That same year, he
married (Suzy) Ching Mei Su. He worked for Air Asia, then later China
Airlines. In 1974, he immigrated to Canada with his family where he
worked in the oil industry. Later, he owned and operated Reliable
Cleaners. Robert is survived by his wife Suzy; children, David
(Tammy), John (Irene), Edward and Emily; sisters, Wei Shung and Di
Shung; brothers, Fu Nen and Fu Kian and grandchildren, Christine,
William, Claire, Lydia and Nikola. Funeral on Saturday, July 25, 2009,
11 am, at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC.
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LEGGE Hazel November 26, 1916 - July 6, 2009 Survived by son Roland
(Jen), daughter Carol (Nick), grandchildren Kimberley and Travis. A
celebration of Hazel's life will be held on August 25, 2009 - 1:00pm
at The Friends Meeting House, 1090 W. 70, Vancouver. In lieu of
flowers a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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LULKA - Arthur G. Passed away at age 84 on July 14, 2009. He is
survived by his wife Doreen and son Darren. He is predeceased by his
parents, George (Jenny) and brother Carl. Art was born in New
Westminster where he lived most of his life. He worked for 38 years
for CN Rail at Port Mann as a switchman. There will be no service.
Please remember Art for his generosity and kind heart. Columbia-Bowell
Chapel 604-521-4881
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MacKENZIE - Margaret Mary (Peggy) 1914 - 2009 Peggy was born February
4, 1914 in Calgary, Alta. and moved to Vancouver at a very early age.
She spent most of her life in the south Vancouver area. She moved to
Sunnyside Manor, White Rock in 2000 and lived independently until 2
months ago when she suffered a stroke. She passed away in Peace Arch
Hospital, White Rock, July 13, 2009. Predeceased by husband Stanley A.
MacKenzie March 1997 and son Larry Stanley MacKenzie October 2008.
Survived by daughter-in-law June. Sisters-in-law Myrtle and Diana,
nephew Tony, nieces Felicity, Penny, Janice, Wendy and families. No
service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Peace
Arch Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice.
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MAGLIERI Angelo Raffaele 1914 - 2009 It is with sadness that we
announce the passing of Angelo Raffaele Maglieri, beloved husband,
father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Angelo passed away
peacefully at Evergreen House at the age of 94 on July 15, 2009,
surrounded by his family. Angelo was born in Sepino, Italy on November
21, 1914. He immigrated to North Vancouver in 1954 where he resided
for 55 years. Angelo was predeceased by his wife Elisa of 69 years. He
will be dearly missed by their children Cristina (predeceased by
Vittorio) Pezzente, Domenico (Maria), Luigi (Maria), 6 grandchildren
Joe, Rosa (Max), Lisa (Nir), Connie (Nick), Ralph (Brylie) and Annette
(Mike). He was the proud great-grandfather (Nonno) of Elisa, Sami,
Matthew, Marco, Adam, Joshua, Olivia, Ella, Sophie and Bronwynn. He is
also survived by many extended family in Calgary, Connecticut, Italy
and Argentina. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ron Village and to the
staff at Evergreen House 1 West. Prayers will be offered on Monday,
July 20th at 7:00 p.m. from Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue,
North Vancouver, B.C. where Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Tuesday, July 22nd at 10:30 a.m. Angelo will be entombed in
the Abbey Mausoleum at Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu
of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to the Lions Gate
Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at
www.bellburnaby.com
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McCALL - Myrtle Myrtle passed away on July 9th 2009 at Chilliwack
General Hospital at age 91 years. She was born in 1918 in Chilliwack.
Myrtle is survived by two daughters Ann and Willa, grandchildren
Wendy, Andrew, Mark, John, Tom, Sam, Jim, Patrick, Ray, Mindy, Amy,
and Bria, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son
David. Myrtle was born and raised in Chilliwack. She trained as a
nurse at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. Myrtle and Wm T. McCall
were married in 1942. They lived at Jericho Beach in Vancouver and
Montreal, Quebec. The family moved to Gabriola Island in 1952. Myrtle
returned to Chilliwack in 1987 where she enjoyed visits by many family
members. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 25th, 2009
at 1:00 p.m. at Henderson's Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue,
Chilliwack. Online condolences can be left at
www.hendersonsfunerals.com Henderson's Funeral Home 604.792.1344
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MILLIGAN Donald James "Don" September 9th, 1929 - August 13th, 2009
Don passed away suddenly while at his summer cottage on Savary Island
on the sunshine Coast with his longtime friend and companion Stacey
Busch at his side. Beloved friend, father and grandfather Don will be
sorely missed. Don was born in Vancouver B.C. on September 9th, 1929
and taught for the Vancouver School Board for over 35 years and taught
ESL for over 20 of those years. Predeceased by his first wife Barbra
June Milligan (nee Horwill) and his second wife Lucille Francis
Milligan (nee Etter) and also by his son David James Milligan.
Survived by his brother John aka Bud (Shirley) and three sons John
(Mary), Bruce and Mark (Susan) and eight grandchildren Richard,
Christopher, Alex, Zoe, Eric, Ryan, Amanda and Kaylee. Don was a
longstanding member and former director of the memorial society of BC
and was also a longtime and active member of the Unitarian Church of
Vancouver. In later years Don was often seen with his faithful toy
poodle "Pepi" who went with him everywhere. Pepi passed away a few
weeks before Don. Don's generosity and spirit will be remembered
fondly by his many friends and relatives. A service celebrating Don's
life will be held Sunday, August 9th at 3pm at the Unitarian Church of
Vancouver located at 49th and Oak Street. A Reception will follow. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Parkinson Society British
Columbia.
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MINIELLY Keith Alexander July 21, 1932 - July 16, 2009 Died peacefully
after a brave battle with Cancer. Mourned by his wife Ladora, daughter
Nancy Hamilton (Bob), son Gary (Janine), grandchildren Alex, Kathryn,
Richard, Bradley, and Tavish, sister Gayle Adams, nieces, nephews, and
friends. Predeceased by his parents and brother Bob. Born in 1932 in
East End, Saskatchewan, he moved to Vancouver in 1948. He graduated
from John Oliver High School and received a degree in Mechanical
Engineering from UBC in 1958. After working in England, Vancouver, and
Montreal, Keith and his family resettled in Vancouver to continue his
career at Hyseco Fluid Systems. 25+ years later, his gradual
retirement from Hyseco allowed him time for extensive travel. A
celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 4 pm, Monday, July 27,
2009 at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver.
Please don't wear black. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in
his name to BC Cancer Society.
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(Memoriam)
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MICHAEL WEICHERT MOROZ Who passed away July 19,
2002, aged 18 To hear your voice and see your smile To sit with you
and talk awhile To be together in the same old way Would be our
greatest wish today No one knows our sorrow when friends gather and
you are not there. God bless your soul. Rest In Peace. - Love from the
Stevovic family
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(Memoriam)
NEFF (HESSION) Mable IreneJuly 28, 1922 - July 18, 1981 In
rememberance of our wonderful Mom. Missing your smile more and more
each year, not a day goes by that we don't think about you. You are in
our hearts and memories always. Love Wayne, Dale, Cheryl, Debbie &
Families
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OXLEY Katherine (Kitty) 1909 - 2009 It is with heavy heart, the family
announces the passing of Kitty almost 4 months after her 100th
birthday. Born in Glasgow Scotland, she moved to Canada in 1914
finally settling in Vancouver where she got her teaching degree in
1929. To get a job, she moved to Princeton, B.C. and landed a job as
the School Marm in Coalmont, B.C. There she met Dave whom she married
after the great depression. Until Dave's passing, they were
inseparable. They moved to Peru, South America in 1953 where they
lived and worked on top of the Andes for 21 years. They moved back to
Vancouver where they lived for 27 years enjoying retirement to the
fullest. A move to Edmonton to be close to family was their last move.
Teaching was her lifelong passion - a profession at which she
excelled. Kitty was predeceased by husband Dave, son Donnie and sister
Chris. She is survived by sons Cameron and Gordon (Loraine), grandson
Scott (Renee) and great-grandson Connor (who always made her smile),
"special daughters" Sally and Dolores (Dennis). The family wishes to
thank Brandi and all the staff at Rosedale Estates for everything they
did for mom over her 8 plus years living there. A Memorial Service
will take place July 20, 2009 at 1pm at Grace Church in Hedley, BC.
Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the
charity of your choice.
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PETERSOHN Frank Gottfried Born December 9th, 1941 in Gorlitz, Germany,
Frank passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Thursday,
July 16th, 2009, St. Mary's Hospital, Sechelt, BC. Frank is lovingly
remembered by his wife Juliet, daughter Adrienne (Alex) and sons
Michael and Karl. He also leaves behind sister Eva Perrett (Jon) and
many family members. As a young adult he was a well-known sight
driving his 1969 Cadillac Eldorado down Commercial Drive in Vancouver.
Frank was a life-long inventor and spent his days creating and sharing
his knowledge with all the people who surrounded him. His most recent
passions included small bridge building and creating the largest
online folksong database. A small memorial service will be held at his
family home on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 2 pm. "Ich wa?re ja so
gerne noch geblieben, Aber der Wagen, der rollt."
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PFLUG Margaret Ellen (Madge) nee Lipscombe Passed away peacefully at
home July 02, 2009. She was born in London, England on February 3,
1926. She met and married Walt during World War II and came to Canada
as a war bride in 1946 on the ship ILE DE FRANCE staying for a short
while on the family farm in Dinsmore, Sask. before moving to Surrey,
BC. Madge is predeceased by five brothers and one sister, her beloved
husband and her son Albert. She is survived by her brother Bob (Ivy)
in Australia, her children Jan (Mike) Hik, David Karen,
granddaughters, Tami, Tracy, Kara and Rachelle, her
great-grandchildren, Brett, Arden, Rhiannon and Josh, also numerous
nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the charity of your choice. Madge's
celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at 2:00
P.M. at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey,
B.C. Fraser Heights Chapel 604-589-2559
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PRIOR Douglas McBean Born March 1, 1920 in Portage-la-Prairie,
Manitoba, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2009. Son of the late
Herman and Effie Prior, predeceased by brother Murray. Dear brother of
Jean Best of Winnipeg. Survived by Peggy, his loving wife of 62 years,
daughters Jane (Raymond) Ciacci of Chicago, Pat Rekert of Vancouver
and grandsons Dylan and Carson Rekert, niece Shelagh (Les) Pickard,
and nephew Bob (Joyce) Best of Winnipeg. During World War II, Doug
served in the RCAF as the "wizard pianist" of the Western Air Command
"Joe Boys" entertainment troupe, playing all over Western Canada and
on CBR Radio in the Air Force Series. In 1942, Doug and Peggy met at
the United Services Center in Vancouver. As Peggy was performing
onstage with the orchestra, Doug joined her on an offstage piano, and
a long partnership was born. After the war, Doug worked in display and
advertising at Spencer's, which became Eaton's, until 1980. In
"retirement" he worked for 20 years at the furniture importers
Habitat, staging store displays and providing interior design services
to customers. For over 50 years, Doug played the organ at West Point
Grey United Church, First United Church, and the Second Church of
Christ, Scientist. Doug was a wonderful friend to many people both
young and old, and will be forever remembered for his love of family,
music and laughter. The family is deeply grateful to Doug's principal
caregiver, Joy Domingo, his personal physician Dr. Stephen Roberts,
Debbie Patterson of Pacific Spirit Community Health, palliative nurses
Laurian Wallis, Lirma Aquino, Nancy Perchall and Caroline Markey for
their compassion and to the many caregivers of Bayshore Home Health
who cared for Doug at home. A memorial service will be held on
Thursday, July 30th at 11:00 am at West Point Grey United Church, 4595
West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a
donation to the charity of your choice in his memory. Kearney Funeral
Services 604-736-0268
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RANDELLS Pearl Ellen (Randy) Born in Toronto March 8, 1920, died July
11, 2009. Randy came to Vancouver in 1950 where she started to work
for Theatre Under the Stars. She then joined ACTRA and worked there
until she retired after 23 years. Randy will be remembered for her
professional accomplishments, humour, support and encouragement. Randy
will be missed by her dear friend Joyce, her great-nephews Greg and
Chris, and her great niece Elise. Thanks go out to the staff at
Inglewood Care Centre.
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ROBBINS Jean Patricia (Champ) Passed away peacefully at Ashcroft
Hospital on July 7, 2009 at age 79 years. She was born April 22, 1930
in North Burnaby, BC. Jean is survived by her son Arthur Robbins
(Bonnie), daughter Jill Shackelton (Brian), grandchildren Julie,
Leann, Andrea, Teresa, Candice and Jared as well as 5
great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur
Robbins, daughter Vicki Donauer, son Shane Robbins, granddaughter Nina
Lynn Donauer and grandson Richard Webb. Special thanks to the staff at
Ashcroft and Kamloops hospitals for the wonderful care she received.
An open house will be held at her home on August 26th, 2009 for family
and friends to gather and remember her.
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ROTHENBUSH Patsy (nee Griffiths) 1 April 1958 - 11 July 2009 Although
frequently used, "a courageous battle with cancer", does not
adequately describe the valour and dignity with which Patsy fought her
16 month battle. Sadly, it transcends description. Predeceased by her
father Thomas and sister-in-law Ellen, she is mourned by her beloved
family: husband Pat, daughters Katie and Ellen, mother Kaye, brothers
Dan (Patti), David, and D'Arcy Griffiths - along with many heartbroken
friends and relatives. Born and raised in West Vancouver, she attended
school at St. Anthony's, Sacred Heart, York House, and Sentinel.
Almost two decades ago, Patsy and Pat fell in love with the Sunshine
Coast and made it their home. This August, a celebration of her life
will be held in Sechelt.
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(Memoriam)
Jackie Sandy Left us suddenly July 16, 2004. Our shared laughter,
hopes and dreams are not forgotten. Your kindness and caring about
others remains in our hearts. You are remembered with love and
respect. Jackie 2
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SCORGIE Christine Passed away early morning of Tuesday, July 14th. She
is dearly missed by her husband, Dave, daughter Jennifer, son-in-law
Winston, grandchildren Jordan and Jadyn. There will be an open house
to remember Christine on Sunday, July 19th between 2pm to 6pm. Please
call 604-720-7807 for details. In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly
appreciated if donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society
online through Jennifer Wong of the Relay For Life fundraiser team,
Midnight Movers.
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SERAPHIM Andrew Francis Born in Matsqui, British Columbia on September
8, 1921, passed away on July 11, 2009 in Southern New Jersey where he
and his wife, Lucille Katherine have lived for the past 25 years.
Survived by Lucille and their 5 children and 10 grandchildren, Andy's
love of life and his sunny good nature will be sorely missed by all.
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SIGMUND Aaron Norman January 24, 1971 - July 9, 2009 It is with great
sadness we announce the sudden passing away of Aaron Sigmund. He is
survived by his loving son Alijah and by many family and friends.
Aaron had dedicated countless hours to helping the lives of others. He
will always be remembered as "one of a kind". Special thanks to the
management and staff at Fraser River Pile & Dredge for all of their
support. A Celebration of Life will be held at Eaglequest Coyote
Creek, 7778 - 152nd Street, Surrey, on Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 2:00
pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Aaron's memory may be made the The
Kidney Foundation of Canada. First Memorial - Fraser Heights -
604-589-2559
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SMITH Merri (nee Mary Adirim) February 21, 1921 - June 11, 2009
Predeceased by her husband, Douglas. Merri is survived by her three
sons Earnest (Rebecca), Alan (Jackie) and Blake (April), and 12
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family will gather
in one year for the unveiling of her headstone and to pay their last
respects.
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SMITH - Walter Bernard July 6, 1923 - July 12, 2009 It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of a husband, father, brother and
uncle. Survived by his wife Alice, son Glen Wotton (Shannon), daughter
Berna Herout (Jiri), grandsons Joshua (Jeanette) Herout, Jared (Aggie)
Herout and great-grandson Jacob Daniel Herout. Predeceased by sisters
Edna, Dorothy, Mary and brothers George, Kenneth and Robert (missing
in action) and survived by brothers Edwin (Agnes), Harold (Winnifred),
Winston (Eileen) and sister Carol Bartol (John). Walter was born in
Elgin, New Brunswick to parents William and Lulu Smith. He joined the
Navy during WWII serving in both the North Atlantic and Pacific
theatres. Following his discharge he joined the RCMP and served in "D"
Division. After retirement from the RCMP he worked at the West
Vancouver Police office. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer
Foundation is appreciated. A celebration of Walter's life will be held
on July 23rd, at 2pm at Boal First Memorial Chapel, 1505 Lillooet
Road, North Vancouver.
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SNATER Dick December 14, 1939 - July 11, 2009 A great friend to so
many has left us. We will all remember his "Hi, Dick here" greeting on
the phone. Dick passed away on Saturday night following a short
hospital stay. He was fortunate to have recent visits with his sister
Erica from France and with his brother Harm from Holland. He is
survived by them and his many nieces and nephews in Holland. And of
course he is survived by his family of the Prime Timers, a group he
helped create, and truly cherished. A Celebration of the Dickster's
Life (a Dutch party of sorts) will be held on Sunday, July 26 at 2pm
at the home of Andrew Peck and Paul Croes (1375 West 57th Avenue,
Vancouver). We will all collectively say to him, "Later Babe..."
Donations in lieu of flowers to the BC Cancer Foundation (
www.bccancerfoundation.com )
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STASIUK Walter Joseph Passed away July 1, 2009 at the age of 77.
Survived by his wife Connie; son Larry (Sharon); grandsons Nick and
Jeff; great-granddaughter Teresa; two sisters in Saskatoon, Edna
(Dave) Evans and Betty Kramer. Wally worked for Canada Safeway for 30
years. He enjoyed many things in his lifetime, golfing, fishing,
camping, gardening, travelling and was an avid snowbird until bad
health stopped him. He loved blue skies and sunshine and being "On The
Road Again". There will be no service at his request. In lieu of
flowers, donations to your favourite charity or just sit back and have
a toast to Wally. In fact every July 1st he will have a Memorial with
the Canada Day celebrations complete with fireworks (all free for this
old Ukrainian).
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(Memoriam)
When A Good Man Dies A Thousand Lights Go Out." Graeme William Stewart
January 17, 1961 - July 18, 1989 Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Uncle
and Friend Your death left heartache, but memories of your love are
comforting and real.
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STOESSIGER Henry Earl Born August 15, 1922 in Bella Coola, B.C. to
Earl and Margaret Stoessiger (nee Schooner), Hank (First Nations Name
- ShunKmyy) passed away July 7, 2009. He leaves to grieve his loving
wife Joan Hart, stepchildren Jim (Rosemary) and Delphine Trudel, sons
Earl (Shirley), Warren (Lucy), Ross (Vicky), several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends in the fishing industry
and on the waterfront. The family would like to thank Terraceview
Lodge in Terrace, B.C. for their consistent friendly encouragement and
support. He touched us all in his caring ways.
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TAYLOR Mary Edith (nee Faulkner) Edith was born in Creston, BC in 1914
and passed away in Vancouver on June 30, 2009. With her husband Bill,
who predeceased her in 1996, Edith moved to Vancouver from Cranbrook
during the second World War. A wonderful and loving wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother, Edith is survived by her children:
Marge (John), Dorothy, Bill, and Shirley; her grandchildren: Mike,
Tony (Chris), Brad (Noriko), Margaret (Chris), Janice (Norbert), Rob
and great-grandchildren: Mila and Ryan. She will always be in our
hearts.
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TETRAULT Winifred (Wynn) Dora (nee Dunstan) June 20, 1923 - June 27,
2009 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our
beloved mom, Wynn. She will be deeply missed by her family Daniel,
Rika and Keita, Richard and Esther, and Ron and Glennis. Wynn is
survived by sisters Vera and Stella and by brother Sidney. She is
predeceased by her husband John (Kai), by sisters Lilly, Pearl,
Gertrude, Myrial and brothers Bobby, John, Fred, and Edward. Wynn was
born on the Island of Guernsey in 1923. She moved to Brandon, Manitoba
and met John in Winnipeg. During WWII, she worked for the Department
of National Defense, while John served overseas. They married in
Vancouver, moving to White Rock in 1951. Wynn was very proud to be a
founding member of the White Rock Players Club, making her first stage
appearances in the early 50's, and remaining an active member for
decades. She loved the theatre, taking on many roles in dramas,
musicals, pantomimes and TV, notably "The Beachcombers". She was
responsible for documentation of the early years of White Rock
Players, as well as was the designer of many of its posters and
graphics. Wynn was a highly accomplished visual artist, inspiring a
deep love for the arts in her children. She painted her favourite
subjects with both a passionate and a sensitive eye. The family
extends their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Peace Arch
Hospital Palliative Care for their kindness and compassion. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to White Rock Players Club in her name.
A celebration of Wynn's life to be held at the Coast Capital
Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Road, White Rock on Sunday, August 9 from
2:00 - 4:00 pm. Condolences can be emailed to .
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THIRKELL Rev'd Frederick William Born in Vancouver April 9th, 1930. He
attended Charles Dickens Elementary School and King Edward High
School. He graduated from UBC and the Anglican Theological College,
returning later to UBC to complete a Master of Adult Education degree.
Served in the Dioceses of New Westminster, Nova Scotia and Kootenay.
He is survived by his wife, Lil; sons Lachlan (Catherine); Matthew
(Darcene); Roger (Shawna); and Keith (Teoni); nine grandchildren
Alison and Rosie; Aidan and Emma; Sammy and Corrie; Desiree, Orielle
and Sage. Two great-grandchildren Cole Andrew Gordon and Karalena
Lillian. The celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, August
13th at 2:00pm at St. Catherine's Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood
Drive, North Vancouver. Archdeacon Ron Harrison to officiate.
Reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, it would
be appreciated if a donation be made to the Primate's World Relief and
Development Fund (PWRDF), 80 Hayden Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2
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TRUDELL Patrick July 2, 1919 - June 27, 2009 Please join family for a
musical celebration of the life of "The Piano Man" at the Mt. Seymour
United Church, 1200 Parkgate Way, North Vancouver on Friday, June 24th
at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the charity of your
choice or the "Pat Trudell Youth Music Fund" at any TD Bank would be
appreciated.
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USUKAWA Saeko "The Great One" Saeko Usukawa passed away on July 5,
2009, at the age of 63. She is survived by her partner of thirty
years, Peggy Thompson, her sister Donna Crawford (Clyde) and nieces
Wendi and Dawn (husband Ed, children James, Tyler and Shardae), and
Peggy's family the Dickies, Browns, Thompsons, and Hay-Moores. Saeko
was born in 1946, in the Lemon Creek Internment Camp in B.C., and
after the war the Usukawas moved to Toronto. When her mother died at
an early age, Saeko and Donna were raised by a loving extended family.
After a brief stint at university, Saeko started out at Macmillan
Publishers, where she quickly became their youngest editor. Also in
Toronto she made her lifelong friends Anne McDermid, Alvyn Austin,
Ramsay Derry and Robert Bathgate. As a young woman she was drawn to
alternative culture; she joined the protests against Apartheid and the
Vietnam War, and became engaged in the Women's Movement. In the 1970s
she came out, and moved to Vancouver. She joined the Pacific Women's
Graphic Arts Co-operative, an all-woman publishing and design
collective. There she met her great Vancouver friends Jo Cook, Sarah
Davidson, Nora Randall, Mary Schendlinger, Jocelan Tracey, SKY Lee and
others. This group went on to publish the groundbreaking Makara
magazine. Saeko served as editorial director of Douglas & McIntyre
before taking early retirement in 2006, after almost thirty years with
the company. She was a wonderful mentor to younger writers and
editors, was respected by all who worked with her and loved by all who
knew her. D&M say they will miss her quiet intelligence, incisive
judgement and unfailing grace and good humour. She had the great
pleasure of working with such authors as Wayson Choy, Douglas
Coupland, Wade Davis, James Delgado, Vickie Jensen, SKY Lee, Keith
McLaren, Charles Montgomery, Jane O'Hara, Bill Richardson, Andreas
Schroeder, Hilary Stewart and many others. Saeko enjoyed working with
chefs on cookbooks, among them John Bishop, whom she adored, as well
as Rob Feenie and the Chefs' Table Society of British Columbia. D&M's
Emily Carr collection came about as a result of Saeko's interest in
Carr's writing and her commitment to seeing it restored to its
original (unexpurgated) form. She enjoyed the art books she edited
with Ian Thom such as Robert Davidson: Eagle of the Dawn, and with
Terri Reksten, which led to the groundbreaking Illustrated History of
British Columbia. She was passionate about the art, history and First
Nations of B.C. It was at D&M that Saeko began working with the
author/designer Barbara Hodgson, and they began their decades-long
conversation about books. She'll be missed at D&M and Greystone Books
by Scott and Corky McIntyre, Nancy Flight, Chris LaBonte, Lucy
Kenward, Barbara Pulling, Rob Sanders, Kym Lyons and the rest of the
team. In the early 1980s, Saeko and Peggy moved into the Manhattan
Housing Co-op, where they made new friends, including Dennis Mills and
Michelle Normoyle. Peter, Kate and Joe Weiss were frequent visitors,
as were Sharon McGowan and John Boe, Dave Schroeder, Rosamond Norbury,
and Jane O'Hara and Helen Ryane. It was at the Manhattan that Saeko's
nickname "The Great One" was bestowed, as all found her wise beyond
her years. Saeko and Peggy created two books in the mid-1990s. Drawing
on their love of old films, they wrote Hardboiled: Great Lines from
Classic Noir Films and Tall in the Saddle: Great Lines from Classic
Westerns. Both were first published by Brian Lam at Arsenal Pulp Press
and then by Chronicle Books in the U.S. Saeko also compiled The Little
Lavender Book of the Love that Once Dared Not Speak Its Name for
Arsenal Pulp Press. Saeko was the recipient of the 2007 Tom Fairley
Award for Editorial Excellence for her work on Abstract Painting in
Canada by Roald Nasgaard, and she served as a judge for the award
several times, including this year. The family would like to thank
Saeko's care teams: Dr. B. Jean Clarke, Gerard Tan at Inspire Health,
the doctors and nurses at the B.C. Cancer Agency, the home care
nursing team, the acute care teams and the doctors and nurses at
Palliative Care at Vancouver General Hospital. Your compassion,
generosity and commitment were a great comfort to us. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made in Saeko's name to the B.C. Civil
Liberties Association, 550 - 1188 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 4A2, an organization she supported. A party in her memory will be
held on October 18, 2009, at the Vancouver Rowing Club at 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kearneyfs.com
Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
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VAN CAMP Margaret Rebecca (McGavin, Manders), nee Mounkes Died
peacefully shortly after celebrating her 97th birthday with her
children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Margaret was
predeceased by her husbands James, William and Reginald and her
siblings Logan, Millie, Phyllis, Calvin and Bill and her parents Alfus
of Kansas, Missouri and Rebecca of Toronto. Margaret leaves behind her
son Robert James McGavin (Kerry) of Aurora and Bala, Ontario and
Sharon Anne Margaret McGavin (Jack) of West Vancouver, eight
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who live in Vancouver,
Toronto and Beaune, France; stepchildren and a host of nephews,
nieces, cousins and dear friends in B.C., Alberta, Ontario and the
Mounkes/Monkers family throughout the USA. Margaret led a wonderful
life in good health in Okotoks, Calgary, and Vancouver. Her final
months after years in Kerrisdale and six decades as a member of
Shaughnessy Heights United Church were at the Capilano Care Centre
where Margaret enjoyed new friends and experienced an abundance of
loving and professional care and where she had plenty of time for
friends and family to visit and enjoy her love, warmth and engaging
sense of humour, e.g., "It is always a good day when the ambulance at
the front door is there not to pick me up!" There will be a
"Celebration of a Good Life" service at Shaughnessy Heights United
Church at 33rd and Granville on Friday, September 11 at 2:00 PM.
Margaret's final resting place will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park
beside James McGavin who predeceased her in 1956.
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WHEATLEY Ted Went to sleep July 17th with his dear wife Marleene at
his side. Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Life long
member of the millworkers association. No service at Ted's request.
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WILKIE Eleanor Mary 21 June 1918 - 15 June 2009 Died peacefully in
R.C.H. June 15 2009. Survived by cousins in Saskatchewan, England and
Scotland, by friends Margaret Shaw and the late Pat and Reg Robinson
extended family who loved her as a family member. Eleanor was a long
time valued employee of the South Burnaby Credit Union. Rest in peace,
Eleanor.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/18/2009


WONG Elaine Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 12,
2009. Born in Ichun, Kiangsi, China on September 30, 1919, she was
predeceased by her husband, Lang and eldest son, Frederick. She is
survived and deeply missed by her sons, Alfred (Christine), Edwin
(Victoria), Stanley, Ernest (Catherine), daughter; Helen (Michael) and
her 5 grandchildren, Kevin, Jeffrey, Joshua, Douglas and Grace. Elaine
was a loving and devoted wife mother and grandmother. She was also a
caring humanitarian, generously supporting and actively volunteering
for many causes, amongst them and most notably, the Chinese Social
Development Society, the Chishaun Housing Society for Seniors, the
East Vancouver Scout Troop 188 and the Chinese Canadian Activity
Centre Society - the latter two she helped to co-found over 30 years
ago. In addition to Canada and China, Elaine also spent several
decades living abroad with her family when her husband undertook
assignments with various United Nations, Canadian, and other
international development agencies with postings in Burma (Myanmar),
India, East Pakistan (Bangladesh), Malaya (Malaysia), Thailand,
Singapore, Switzerland and Austria. Resting at the Hamilton-Harron
Funeral Home, 5390 Fraser Street, Vancouver, visitation hours are from
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, July 19. Remembrance Service will be
held on Monday, July 20 at 1:00 pm at the Hamilton-Harron Funeral Home
Chapel, 5390 Fraser Street, Vancouver. Following this Service, Burial
will take place at 3:00 pm at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789
Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby. Following the Interment, a Remembrance
Dinner will be hosted by the Wong family at 4:00 pm. Legacy programs
in loving memory of Elaine Wong will be established at a later date.
Please visit www.MeM.com for family condolences.
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