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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 8/22/2009
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ABRAMSON Laura December 11, 1905 - August 17, 2009 Laura Abramson, our
beloved matriarch, who lived a rich and full life of over 103 years,
peacefully passed away on August 17, 2009. Inspirational Laura was
predeceased by her husband Louis in 1978 and her eldest daughter
Shirley in 2001. Left to celebrate her long and healthy life are
daughters Merle, Tamara, Gale, Tammi and son, Ian and (Elaine.) Laura
also leaves to honour her, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren
and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Her inspiring spirit and generosity
extended beyond family and friends. Her volunteer work in the
community spanned over 50 years with Hadassah, B'nai Brith and other
community groups. Laura's fundraising efforts were legendary as was
her tireless work as a founding member of the Louis Brier Home and
Hospital. She required no fanfare or recognition, independently going
about accomplishing tasks with her practical methods. Laura's life was
a gift to all. She freely shared her wealth of knowledge about healthy
and moderate living of which she herself was a role model. The imprint
of her extraordinary being is indelibly embedded in our hearts. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Laura's memory to the Louis
Brier Foundation, 1055 W. 41 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6M 1W9. (604)
261-5550. A private ceremony will be held. ( galewoodward at shaw dot
ca )
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

ADAIR Lynda Mary (nee Hargreaves) Passed away peacefully on July 31,
2009 after a long illness. Lynda was born in Vancouver in 1940 and is
survived by husband Gordon, daughter Robyn, son David (Dawn) and
grandchildren Mackenzie and Cahleigh. She is also survived by sisters
Bonnie, Lenore, Lesley and Laree and lifelong friend Lorna Wise. Lynda
graduated from Gladstone High in 1958 and lived for the last 35 years
in West Vancouver. Lynda earned a B. Ed. from UBC and a Masters from
LIOS in Seattle. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
Naramata Centre or the UBC Alzheimer Clinic. Memorial service to be
held Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at 1:00 pm at St. David's United
Church in West Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

BAKER Stephen Ronald Adam March 12, 1971 - August 8, 2009 Taken
unexpectedly by a tragic car accident in Vernon, BC. Steve grew up in
North Vancouver, but lived in many places across Canada. Steve will be
greatly missed by his mom Louise, dad Rod, brother Mike, sister Alexis
and many friends and family. His magnetic and generous personality
drew people from all walks of life. A Memorial Service will be held
Saturday, August 29 from 1pm-5pm at Jaycee House, 1251 Lillooet Rd.,
North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers there will be a donation box for a
recovery home.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

BLACKIE Doris Nadene (Timlin) Passed away peacefully in Port Coquitlam
on August 17, 2009. Survived by her beloved husband of 60 years,
Anthony Pearson Blackie, her son Stephen (Susan Payten), and loving
grandchildren Nolan, Shane and Colin. Will be missed by niece Anne
(Mark) Steeves and nephew James (Cecile) Blackie. Predeceased by niece
Margaret (Denis) Wrong. Will be missed by many friends in Ontario and
B.C. Born in Kingston, Ontario. Graduated in business from Queens
University, Kingston. Many happy years spent in Sarnia, Ontario until
moving to Coquitlam 14 years ago to be close to her grandchildren.
Thanks to Dr. Martha McCarthy for her care and compassion over the
years and for the superb care at Shaughnessy Care Home from the nurses
and aides for the past 2 years. Cremation has taken place. Private
service to be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
the Canadian Cancer Society or to Covenant House (Vancouver).
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

BLEUE Edna Violet It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the
passing of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (Nana) on
Monday, August 17, 2009 at the age of 89. Edna was born in Portage La
Prairie and lived in Winnipeg before moving to Thunder Bay from 1943
till 1972. She then moved to Vancouver where they enjoyed life on the
West Coast. She was active up until last year singing in a seniors'
choir until she moved to Windermere Care Centre when she was diagnosed
with alzheimers. She was predeceased by her husband Leslie in 1984 as
well as her parents and four brothers and eight sisters. Edna will be
lovingly remembered by her four children, daughter Elizabeth (Betty)
Hayes, North Vancouver; son Leslie (Bernice) Bleue, Winnipeg; daughter
Beverly (Ross) Hogan, Thunder Bay and daughter Bonnie (Jim) Goertzen,
Abbotsford. Seven grandchildren Jack Hayes and Judi (Ron) Epp,
Vancouver; Tracy (Andy) Clark, Thunder Bay; Debbie (Kevin) McPhee and
Darcy (Tammy) Bleue, Oakbank; Lisa (Kelly) Legros, Dryden and Cory
(Stacey) Hogan, London, Ontario and Rebecca (Brandon) Goertzen,
Abbotsford. She is also survived by fourteen great-grandchildren. A
Memorial Service will be held Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Ocean View
Funeral Home Chapel, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby BC. If friends so
desire in lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Edna to
the Alzheimer Society. We love you Mom/ Nana.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/21/2009 - 8/22/2009

BUAN Bernard Joseph (Ben) August 12, 1947 to August 2, 2009Ben Buan
died of prostate cancer on August 2, 2009. Deeply loved and greatly
admired by his wife Nancy, sons Caley and Aidan (Mimi), brother Alan
(Marilyn, Alanna), the Burkes: Violet, David (Penny, Alistair and
Robert), Robert (Dr. Elizabeth Grant, Kit and Nigel), Kate (Rylan and
Kelsey Burns) and Wayne Burns. Born in Saskatchewan, he graduated from
the University of Saskatchewan Law School in 1971. He and Nancy moved
to Vancouver where he practiced law with Ratcliffe and Company for 15
years and was in business for the rest of his career. He loved all
manner of sports, enthusiastically coaching his sons' baseball and
soccer teams and writing game reports for the Meraloma rugby club. He
was active at St. John's Shaughnessy as a deeply faithful warden and
parishioner for three decades. In his final months, Ben joyfully
celebrated connections with friends, confirming that they had not
passed unseen through his life. Ben was a true Renaissance man. He
communicated his philosophical, political and religious views through
his literate, thoughtful blog, The Revanchist Review. He thrived on
intellectual discourse, never descending into argument, but revelling
in controversy. He loved the literature-focused discussions in his
book club and the freewheeling post-prandial conversations of his
gourmet group. Ben and Nancy retired to Mill Bay where he delighted in
building a house, rowing out on the bay for crab and prawns, and
cherishing time with family and friends. Ben met his death with great
peace, grace and fortitude, confident that his Lord and Saviour
awaited him at the end. Ben's funeral service will be at St. John's
Shaughnessy on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 3:00pm. Donations to the
Anglican Network in Canada (ANIC, PO Box 1013, Burlington, ON, L7R
4L8) would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

It is said that whatever you do for yourself will die with you, but
whatever you do for others will live on forever In loving memory of
Joseph Victor Burns November 15, 1960 - August 22, 2008 We can't
believe it's been a year since we had to say good bye. You are so very
sadly missed but evenmore deeply loved. We consider ourselves, the
luckiest people on the face of the earth to have known you, loved you,
and most importantly, been loved by you. Diane, Ryan, Taylor,
Mitchell, the Burns and Hyland Families along with all your baseball
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

BURTON Roland Roger December 28, 1922 - July 31, 2009 It is with
sadness that we announce the passing of Roland Roger Burton, (aka
Bert, Husky, Huckleberry and possibly Edward) who succumbed to the
ravages of heart, lung and kidney failure on July 31, 2009 just two
weeks before his fifty-ninth wedding anniversary. He was predeceased
by his mother Maude, his father William Whitby, his sister Marj, and
brother Reg. He is survived by his brother Bill. He is also survived
by his wife Belle, son Bruce and daughter Debbie, his daughter-in-law
Diane, son-in-law Danny, his four grandchildren Liv, Dawn, Tim and
Geoffrey, and his great-grandson, Sebastian. He was born in Vancouver
but grew up in and around Parksville. He was a steadfastly honest man,
except once, when he asked his mother to lie about his age so he could
enlist as soon as war was declared in 1939. He served with pride in
the Canadian Navy, stationed mostly on Corvettes protecting convoys in
the battle of the North Atlantic. He worked at several jobs after the
war, the longest of which was with the Department of Highways in
Burnaby. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to all of the
wonderful caregivers at George Derby for their patience and for the
exemplary care given to our father. As each day passes we lose more
and more veterans, many of whom have suffered years of ill health
related to their wartime experiences. Not all the scars are physical
or obvious. No service is planned, but if you wish, raise a glass in
memory to all who have served our country and never returned.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

Christopher James Leslie Bush July 31, 1969 - August 19, 1999 Ten
years have passed since you have gone. We miss your kind heart, your
laughter, your wonderful sense of humor and your great smile. We miss
your voice and the wonderful way you treated everyone. You were here
such a short time but we all treasure the memories you left with us.
Someday we will be together again. Sadly missed, Love, Mom, Dad and
Christine, Larissa and Alicia.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

CARLSEN SONJA August 22, 1943 - April 6, 1996 Happy Birthday dearest
Sonja. We love you a lot and think of you each day. You are always in
our hearts. Your loving Mom, Uncle Paul, cousin Linda, John and many
friends. God bless you. Rest in peace.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

CARPENTER Cheryl Our loving and vibrant mother, Cheryl, passed away
suddenly and unexpectedly at home on August 2nd, 2009. Cheryl was
predeceased by her brother, Doug, and parents Ruth and Robert (Bob).
She will be happily remembered and sadly missed by her daughter Lana
and her husband Vijay; son Wade and his partner Cher; brother James
(Jim) and his wife, Marna; sister Roberta; sister-in-law Patti; nephew
Robert; niece Shelley; and by her many other friends and extended
family members. There will be a gathering to celebrate our mother's
life on Saturday, August 29th, 2009, between 2 and 4 PM at "The
Courtyards", 6735 Station Hill Court, Burnaby, BC. For access, please
use buzzer No. 09 at the north entrance. In lieu of flowers, a
donation to any of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the
Volunteer Richmond Christmas Fund, the Cocker Spaniel Rescue Society
of BC, or the Richmond Animal Protection Society would be greatly
appreciated by the family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

CHANG Katie Yet-Koui July 30, 1926 - August 15, 2009 With much
sadness, we announce the passing of Katie, on Saturday, August 15,
2009. She was the beloved wife of Frank for 61 years; devoted mother
to Wallace, who predeceased her, and Norman (Heather); and loving
grandmother to Michelle, Derek, Jason, Elizabeth and Alexander. A
Memorial Service for the celebration of her life will be held Sunday,
August 30, 2009 at 3:30 pm at the Chinese Presbyterian Church at 6137
Cambie Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would
be gratefully accepted for a scholarship established in Katie's name -
the KATIE CHANG MEMORIAL FUND at the UBC Faculty of Medicine
(Attention: Kyle Harland, 317 - 2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver,
BC V6T 1Z3, 604-822-7087, or ); or to
the Chinese Presbyterian Church.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/21/2009 - 8/22/2009

COMPARELLI David Edward February 23, 1925 - August 18, 2009 With his
friendly demeanour, endearing humour, natural curiosity and
photographic memory for names and places, Dave was a unique man who
made everyone he met feel special. Predeceased by his beloved wife,
Dorothy Joan, he is survived by sons Peter (Idy), John (Lucy), James
(Susie) and Philip (Barb); grandchildren Kelsey Armando, Jody Maria,
Dorotea Jane, Arcangelo Kit, Venetia Grace and Luca James; brother Joe
(Julia) and sister Roberta (Frank); sister-in-law Anne (George); and
many nephews, nieces and cousins in Canada and Italy. Born to
immigrant parents on Keefer Street and raised in East Vancouver, Dave
attended Britannia and John Oliver high schools. In 1949 he graduated
from the second law class at UBC, where he also indulged his passion
for sports by serving as president of the men's athletic directorate
on student council. While articling with lawyer and future judge
Angelo Branca, Dave met Joan, his wife of 46 years, who had obtained a
summer job at Branca's office through her aunt Winifred Murphy,
another judge-to-be. Dave was one of Vancouver's early
Italian-speaking lawyers and served the community with a personal
style that included house calls. Clients often returned the kindness
with gifts of homemade wine, fresh produce and the occasional goat.
While raising his family, Dave got involved in the Dunbar Soccer
Association as an executive and long-time coach, pointing many a
seven-year-old in the right direction -- literally. He also loved
family driving holidays: to Disneyland, across Canada or the US, and
in Italy to visit his relatives. He was an avid curler, lawn bowler
and, upon retiring in 1992, golfer. After Joan's passing in 1997, he
cherished the company of friends and family, especially his
grandchildren, and savoured his annual drive to Tucson with his sons
for golf and Cactus League baseball. Dave will be remembered for his
generosity and humility, his selfless support of his boys, no matter
what pursuits they chose, his love of etymology, and a sense of humour
rooted in 19th-century rural Italy. He was un grande chiacchierone (a
real talker) to his final days. The family wishes to thank the doctors
and nurses at VGH and BC Cancer Agency, as well as the compassionate
team at Villa Carital. A funeral mass will be held at 10 am on Friday,
August 28 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 555 South Slocan Street,
Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian
Cancer Society.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

CROSBY Charlotte Victoria September 29, 1908 - August 18, 2009 With
just over one month until her 101st birthday, Charlotte passed away
peacefully in her room at Fair Haven United Church Home, Burnaby. She
was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba and received her education there.
Later she became a teacher and taught in Dolphin, Manitoba and West
Vancouver for 40 years. Charlotte was a kind, caring person; an
inspiration to all who knew her! Although extremely frail, she was
mentally alert with her grand sense of humor to the end. Charlotte
will be sadly missed by her loving family and many loyal friends. The
Family wish to extend their deepest appreciation for the kind, loving
care, given by the nurses, staff and management, at Fair Haven United
Church Home, Burnaby. With her life long love of children, Charlotte
has requested donations be given to the Children's Hospital in her
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

GORD DAVIDSON 10 Years today and the world has changed rom year to
year, and friends from day to day, but never will the one I loved be
very far away. Miss you and love you Theresa
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

Helen Davidson (Grekul) March 19, 1933 - August 22, 2008 When we are
sad and lonely And everything goes wrong We seem to hear you whisper,
Cheer up and carry on Each time we see your photo You seem to smile
and say Don't cry I'm only sleeping We'll meet again someday -Always
Remembered Love, George, Family & Friends
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/21/2009 - 8/22/2009

DAVIS Wende L. October 23, 1946 - August 12, 2009 The rich and vibrant
life of Wende L. Davis came to a peaceful end in the early morning
hours of August 12, 2009 due to brain cancer. Wende died as she lived,
surrounded by colour and light, the extraordinary love of her wide
circle of friends, and her family. Wende was born and raised in West
Vancouver where she explored the lanes, woods, creeks, mountains and
ocean beaches. Lighthouse Park and Hollyburn Mountain were favourite
destinations. She attended Pauline Johnson Elementary School,
Inglewood Junior High and West Vancouver High. She then spent two
years at UBC, followed by a short time teaching in Surrey and returned
to UBC to graduate with a degree in Anthropology. She developed her
studio practices through studies at the Emily Carr University of Art &
Design (formerly, College) and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in
1997. After studying yoga and completing an apprenticeship with
Maureen Carruthers, which included travels to Pune, India to study
with BKS Iyengar, Wende became a much-admired teacher in Vancouver.
One of the small group of the earliest Iyengar Yoga teachers, Wende
guided hundreds of students with her characteristic humour, strength,
and wisdom for thirty years, teaching until just weeks prior to her
death. Wende also trained, mentored and supported many local teachers
with patience, skill, and generosity. As a young woman, Wende traveled
to Los Angeles and became a founding member of Woman House. Feminist
in their actions and methods, Wende was among women who created a
place where they found their voice in and through art, and created a
west coast women's art movement. The impact of this experience can be
seen in all of Wende's artwork. An accomplished and versatile artist
working in ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography,
Wende was very involved in the arts in Vancouver and recently finished
an extensive series of portraits that speak of diverse groups of
people and the individuals within them. Wende's life was enriched
through travel. Amongst her many adventures she lived with two First
Nations families, one in Kitimaat Village and one in Haines Junction,
Yukon in her early twenties. She particularly loved Marj Jackson, a
respected elder in the Champagne Aishiak First Nation. Wende and her
friend Marianne very bravely walked sixty-three miles on the White
Pass railroad tracks from Carcross to Skagway before there was a road.
High tressel bridges, numerous trains at unknown times and bears were
not deterrents to this grand adventure. Her body was as strong as her
mind; in her fifties Wende walked as a pilgrim on the Camino de
Santiago in Spain, and through the rugged landscapes of the East Coast
Trail in NFLD where she enjoyed the storytelling traditions of the
people she met. An active member of the Saturna Island community,
Wende had, this year, finally completed the construction of her
beautiful cabin. It was what she always dreamed it would be, filled
with light, elegant in its simplicity, environmentally sensitive, and
comfortable. It was her sacred space. Words hardly capture Wende's
wondrous sense of curiosity, and passion. She was always fun to be
with and always open to adventure. Wende loved her garden, her home,
time alone, doing varied and stimulating things with people she cared
about, exploring and learning. A longtime meditator in the Vipassana
Buddhist tradition, Wende strove to integrate mindfulness, intention,
and clarity into every aspect of her life. As a yoga teacher Wende was
a public figure, but a private person, eclectic, gentle, funny,
introspective, sometimes fierce, and always true to herself. Wende
built a rich, full, and exceptionally diverse life for herself. With
her shock of thick hair, in its many permutations, Wende was instantly
memorable and absolutely unforgettable. For those of us privileged to
know Wende, the world was enriched; now we feel our loss deeply. But
Wende taught us to stay in the present. We carry our beloved Wende
with us in the way we hold our bodies, in the way we care for others,
in the way we see the stars at night or look at art or walk in a
garden. The story of Wende's life does not lie in a single telling; it
is a story of many voices echoing an extraordinary person. Wende will
be greatly missed by her large circles of friends, her family, her
neighbours, the Iyengar Yoga community including teachers and her
students, and her beloved cat Karsh. Wende is predeceased by her
father, Tom, and sister, Heather Thomson. Wende is survived by her
mother, Doris, brother, John, nephews, Larry (Linda), Brian (son
Colby), nieces, Lyndsay Thomson, Christina (Trevor) Krahn, aunt,
Doreen Clemence, and Ross (Linda) Thomson, and many other relatives.
Wende was cared for with great tenderness by close friends in her
final days, and held in the thoughts of hundreds more. Deepest
gratitude to Diana Smith, Kathy Mandigo, Susan Smyth, Dr. Sandi
Witherspoon and the nurses at Vancouver General Hospital. A Memorial
for Wende, a celebration of her life, will be held 1 pm on Saturday,
September 12th at Celebration Hall, Mountain View Cemetery, 5445
Fraser Street (at 39th), Vancouver. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can
be made to either Doctors Without Borders, Suite 402-720 Spadina
Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2T9 or Oxfam Canada, 210-410 Adelaide
Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1S8. Wende's recent artwork will be
on exhibit in her studio at 347 East 28th Avenue during The Drift,
October 3 and 4.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

DEVRIES - Sidney C. July 10, 1922 - August 14, 2009 It is with sadness
we announce the passing of Sid Devries, age 87. Predeceased by his
beloved wife of sixty years, Margaret. He is survived by his second
wife Elsa, his two children Rod (Franny) and Heather and his
grandchildren Nicky and Helen. He was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Sid's family moved to the lower mainland when he was a child. During
the Second World War, Sid enlisted in the Air Force becoming an air
frame mechanic. He later joined the Vancouver Police Department where
he served until his retirement in 1982. A celebration of Sid's life
will be held on Tuesday August 25, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Ocean View
Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

DONEGANI (TWINING) Mabel H. January 7, 1925 - August 15, 2009 Mabel
passed away peacefully last Saturday afternoon. A long time resident
of University Hill in Point Grey, she will be sadly missed by her two
families and her many friends. Mabel was predeceased by her husbands
Russ Twining (1980) and Grant Donegani (2001) and is survived by her
sons Rick (Wendy) and Dave (Debbie) and her grandsons Scott, Jim
(Fiona), Bill, Mike and Andrew and by her stepchildren Eric (Diane),
Heather (Keith) and their children Keith (Kate), Shannon, Matt,
Allison and Julia. Mabel was predeceased by her stepdaughter Jane
(David) and Jane's son Josh. Special thanks to the remarkable staff of
St. James Cottage Hospice for their care and loving support during
Mabel's illness. A memorial service will be held at St. Anselm's
Anglican Church at 5210 University Boulevard, Vancouver at 2:30 pm on
Tuesday, August 25, 2009.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/21/2009 - 8/22/2009

DORMAN Marlene Verna On Sunday, August 16, 2009, Marlene Dorman of
Beaumont, AB formerly of Langley, BC passed away at the age of 69
years. Marlene is survived by her loving family; son Rob and
daughter-in-law Michele Biddlecombe; grandson Zachary Biddlecombe;
sister-in-law Lori Stephens; her beloved companion, Paul Rabbitts and
best friends: Barb and John Massey. Marlene was predeceased by her
parents: Joseph and Ethel Stephens and one brother, Joseph Stephens.
Respecting Marlene's wishes, a private family Celebration of her Life
has been held. In lieu of floral tributes, memorial donations to the
Grey Nun's Hospital, c/o Caritas Hospitals Foundation, 11111 Jasper
Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L4, are gratefully appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

DRINNAN Doris March 9, 1932 - August 17, 2009 It is with great sadness
and endless love that we announce the passing of our Mother.
Predeceased by her husband John Hendrie Drinnan and her friend Katie,
Doris leaves three daughters Pat (Joe) Pistotnik, Janet Gamage, Nancy
Boyd (Roy Kroes), her son Andy (Sue) Drinnan, and grandchildren
Crista, Jennifer, Michelle, Julianna, Marty, Graham, Drew and Serena.
She was a wonderful Mother, Nana, friend and volunteer. She will be
missed by all of us. The last years of Mom's life were not easy but
she faced them with amazing courage and used the time to make
innumerable bags for Grandmothers to Grandmothers and knitted over 500
"Boomer" hats for children in Afghanistan. She has inspired so many
people with her optimism, zest for life, her passion to use her life
to help others, her love of nature, her enthusiasm for quilting,
gardening and travel and sharing these with her family and friends.
Doris trained as an RN at Hamilton General Hospital. She helped to
establish the first Planned Parenthood clinic in Vancouver and had a
long career with Dr. Albert Knudsen and the Nursing Team who supported
him. She spent much of her retirement years volunteering with the
Delta Hospice, the Hospice thrift store, Meals on Wheels and Stephen
Lewis' Grandmothers to Grandmothers. She believed in helping others.
Her family would like to express their profound appreciation for the
assistance of Dr. Warren Murschell, Dr. Brad Bell, Dr. Michel Dunne,
the Nanaimo Cancer Clinic, the Home and Community Care team, the
Oceanside and Nanaimo Hospice and especially the wonderful people at
the Nanaimo Palliative Unit. A Tea will be held on August 25, 2009 at
1381 Gilley Crescent, Parksville 2-4 pm and a Celebration of her Life
will be held at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park at
Centennial Beach in Tsawwassen on August 27, 2009 from 2-4 pm. A
donation, if you wish, to either Stephen Lewis or the Nanaimo
Palliative Unit would make her smile.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

DUFFELS Anette Joyce (nee Del Vicario) Born June 16th, 1960 in
Vancouver, BC, passed away August 15th, 2009. She will be missed by
her husband, three daughters, family and friends. Joyce was generous,
kind hearted and enjoyed spending time with loved ones while gaining
the most joy from the happiness of others. Service will be held on
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Assumption
Church, 3141 Shaughnessy St. PoCo. In lieu of flowers, donations to
Brain Cancer Research would be greatly appreciated. ( )
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

EASINGWOOD Reginald Henry (Hank) August 22, 1949 - August 17, 2009 It
is with much love and sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved
husband and father. After a hard fought battle with cancer, Hank
passed away peacefully in his home on Pender Island, surrounded by the
love of his family and friends. Predeceased by his mother, Marguerite
Teresa, his son, Adam Michael Paterson, and his brother, Edward
Joseph, Hank is lovingly remembered by his wife, E.J. (Buffy)
Paterson, his daughters, Erin and Karla and his son, Grant. He is also
survived by his father, Reg, sisters, Lauren and Vicki, nieces,
nephews and many other family members and friends. A man of absolute
integrity with a sharp intellect, Hank cherished good times with his
many friends and family and will always be remembered for his strength
of character, his passion for learning and his devotion to his family
and friends. He will be missed. Funeral Mass will be held on
Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 10:30 am at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic
Church, 20676 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. followed by a reception.
Flowers gratefully declined and, if desired, donations may be made to
a charity of choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

ENGELLAND Ronald Carl August 18, 2009 Ronald Carl Engelland, age 78 of
Delta, BC, was taken from us before his time in a tragic motor vehicle
accident on August 18, 2009. Ron was born in Burnaby, B.C. on May 16,
1931 to pioneer residents John and Elsie Engelland. Ron grew up in
South Burnaby, raised his family there and continued as a resident
until 2006 when he moved to North Delta. Predeceased in 2001 by
Shirley, his wife of 50 years, and survived by their family: Liane,
John, Gina, Karen (Jason), Rusty, Keith, and 13 grandchildren Erin,
Spencer, Reilly, Connor, Cassia, Joel, Adam, Tim, Merial, Blaize,
Zachary, Aryana, and Brandon. Ron enjoyed a rich life and shared his
love of the outdoors, fishing, gardening, laughter and fun with family
and friends. His teenage years were spent horse-logging in the Cariboo
while living in a Japanese interment camp at Lone Butte. Through his
career in construction as a heavy equipment operator he saw the lower
mainland develop into an urban centre, and discovered beautiful
British Columbia's back roads, lakes, and rivers. Revisiting these
places over many years, Ron gave his children and grandchildren many
memorable experiences, a multitude of stories, and a legacy to share.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2009, 7:00 pm at
New Life Community Church, 8765 Government Street, Burnaby, BC. The
family would like to thank Personal Alternative Funeral Services for
their assistance at this time.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

Brett William Fenkarek August 22, 1972 - January 1, 2001 Missing you
so, on your 37th Birthday. Love Mom & Dad
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

FLYNN Gordon Edward May 29, 1931 - August 19, 2009 Gordy passed away
peacefully in Mission, B.C. Predeceased by his father, George, his
mother, Florette and his sister, Irene, he is survived by his
long-time companion, Louise and her family; his children, Tim, Doug
and Wendy (Doug); their mother, Helen; his brothers, Frank (Doris) and
Don (Helen), many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Gordy was, by
nature, a "fixer and organizer". He began honing his skills in the
army, as a tank mechanic, moving on to small engines, lawnmowers,
almost anything mechanical or electrical, he would tackle it. He ran
the parts department of a truck body manufacturing plant, all in
preparation for his real passion in life - "garage sale-ing!" Until
the very end, he was tinkering with things, taking them apart and
putting them back together. Almost nothing was ever thrown away. There
must be some use for it. He will be missed. Heartfelt thanks to Louise
for her special comfort and to her family, for their care and
attention to Gordy. Many thanks, as well, to the caring staff at
Pleasantview Care Home, in Mission. Flowers gratefully declined and,
at Gordy's request, there will be no formal service.
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FORBES Ella A Memorial Service for Ella, and tea following, will be
held at Dunbar Heights United Church, 3525 West 24th Avenue,
Vancouver, on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

FOSTER - Lyle Gerard September 21, 1940 - August 18, 2009 Staff
Sergeant Lyle Gerard Foster (RCMP Retired) went to be with the Lord at
his home in Delta surrounded by his loving wife of 46 years, Karen and
his two daughters Deanna (John) and Michelle (Francois). Survived by
his mother Charlotte and his brother Warren (Judy). He also leaves
behind numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a large number
of extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at
Sunshine Ridge Baptist Church, Surrey, BC, on August 23, 2009 at 2:30
PM. A tea reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers a
donation may be made to a charity of your choice.
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FRASER Joseph William It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Joseph William
Fraser, at Peace Arch Hospital on August 17th, 2009. Joe will be
dearly missed by Jean, his loving wife of 50 years, his daughters
Cathie (George) Stonier and Heather Fraser (Tom Burnell), and his
grandchildren Philip and Colin Stonier and Chris and Amy Rankin. Joe
was born on December 18th, 1915 and was proud to say - in Newburgh,
Fife, Scotland. Raised in Vancouver, he graduated from UBC in 1937 as
a Chemical Engineer. Joe spent most of his working life in the pulp
mill industry in Woodfibre and Port Alice, where there is a street
named after him. He resided in North Vancouver for 27 years and in
White Rock for the past 12. Joe had a lifelong thirst for learning and
loved to travel, garden and play golf. A private graveside service
will be held at a later date.The family would like to extend their
deepest gratitude to Dr. A. Cass, nurses and staff at the renal
dialysis unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Dr. J. O'Brien and the
palliative care unit nurses and staff at Peace Arch Hospital, and the
Handy Dart drivers and ambulance attendants for their dedicated care
and service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make a
donation to The Kidney Foundation of Canada (B.C. Branch) or The
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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DAVID GAIRNS Two years have gone since you passed away and we still
miss your hearty laugh, great bear hugs and of course your wonderful
gourmet meals. You are forever in our mind and hearts. Love always,
Shirley, family and friends.
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A JAMES GIRLING January 5, 1920 - August 22, 2008 His spirit lives on
and always will. Times he laughed, gave advice or just listened. Echo
in the memories Of those whose lives he touched. And in being So
remembered, His legacy will live on... We all miss you...
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GRUBERT Elsie Elizabeth Elsie Elizabeth Grubert, age 93, of Surrey,
B.C. passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Thursday,
August 20, 2009. Born in New Westminster on December 24, 1915, she was
the youngest daughter of Louis and Edith Picotte. She is survived by
her children, Sonny, Donald (Val), Arlene and Dale Elizabeth (Steve).
She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren, Sharon, Susan, Ricky,
Rudy, Holly, Debbie, Darlene, Lance, Sabrina, Lisa, Warren, Ryan and
Chad, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Elsie was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Edith, her brother and
sister-in-law, Robert and Kay Picotte, her brother and sister-in-law,
Emiel and Helen Picotte, her husband, Eric, her daughter-in-law, Loma
and her grandson Tom Grubert. Funeral services will be held on
Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 at 2:00 PM from Valley View Funeral Home,
14660 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey. Interment and Tea following immediately.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

HANNAN Ella March 3, 1912 - August 18, 2009 Passed away peacefully at
Carelife Fleetwood. Ella is survived by her loving family: daughters
Kathleen (Eckart) Schmidt and Ishbel (Bill) Newstead, son John
(Eileen) Macarthur, grandchildren Wendy (Bill) Johnston, Andrew
Schmidt and David (Kelley) Newstead, great-grandchildren Nicholas and
Kailee Schmidt, Clare and Emma Johnston, William and Jacqueline
Newstead. Please join us in celebrating Ella's life on August 27, 2009
at 1.30 pm in the Evergreen Timbers Hall, 5464 - 203 Street, Langley.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would
be appreciated.
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HEILMEIER Johann 1936 - 2009 In memory and celebration of a wonderful
life It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Johann
Heilmeier, on the 11th of August 2009. He is survived by his wife,
Gudrun, and his daughters, Sonja and Martina. His time with us was
stolen away too soon, and he will be dearly missed. While this is a
time of great loss for those of us who knew him, it is also a time to
remember a man who lived a life of dignity and passion. Born in
Bavaria, Germany, Johann (known as John or Hans) was born to Anna and
Edmund Heilmeier. A great adventurer and natural athlete, John was an
avid cyclist, mountaineer, skier, bobsleigher, and yoga aficionado.
His passion, though, was whitewater kayaking and canoeing, in which he
achieved top national ranking. Before the advent of wetsuits and
helmets, these guys fearlessly tackled class five and six rapids in
their fibreglass boats. John often spoke of this time in his life with
great sentiment and fond memory. After immigrating to B.C. in the
early seventies, John`s focus changed to supporting and providing for
his family. His work ethic and determination to do well for his family
was underlying in all that he did. Working long, hard hours, both at
home on the orchard and at work, he always found the most enjoyment in
life`s simple offerings...a walk through the forest, a dazzling
sunset. Always willing to lend a helpful hand, or share a good joke,
John was easily liked by all that he met. He took great pride in his
home and garden, both of which are decorated by his beautiful
woodwork. After retirement, John and Gudrun travelled to Mexico during
the winter months. He was enamoured by Mexican culture and felt like
he`d found his paradise. We will miss his boundless energy and
enthusiasm for life. Hansi, du bist fur immer in unseren Herzen. In
lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to the VGH and UBC
Hospital Foundation, to be directed to the Leukemia and Bone Marrow
Transplant Program (contact Lara Reid 604-875-4676 ext. 61504 or )
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HOLLIDAY Gabe Gabe passed away from lung cancer at home on August
18th, 2009 at the age of 87 with his loving wife of 59 years, June, at
his side. He was born on November 2, 1921 in Lucerne, BC and grew up
in the West End of Vancouver. Truly a West Coaster he lived most of
his life in the Lower Mainland, raising his family in Richmond, before
retiring to Tsawwassen. He leaves behind his four children, Ian
(Sonja), Jill (Al), Faye (Ted) and Anne (Gary) as well as nine much
loved grandchildren and many members of his extended family. Gabe
worked many years as a CGA before becoming an entrepreneur in his
50's, opening Holliday Funwear sportswear stores with his wife and
in-laws, Milton and Myrtle Sorley. After leaving the retail business
in 1996, Gabe threw his talents into running the strata council in the
Lexington Apartments where he and June have lived since 1995. Gabe was
a wicked Crib player, a voracious reader and an underrated joke teller
but first and foremost he was a family man. Whether it was a campsite
in Cultus, a condo in Hawaii or on the road in an RV he was happiest
with his family around him. He will be greatly missed. A special
thanks to his physician, Dr. Jim Park for his great care of Gabe. A
private celebration of Gabe's life will be held in September. Please
consider a donation to the BC Cancer Society or the Delta Hospice
Building Fund, in honor of Gabe.
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HOLSTINE Jack Henry March 19, 1930 - August 12, 2009 After a valiant
effort battling multiple illnesses, Jack passed away at approximately
4:30 AM on August 12, 2009. He is predeceased by his wife Reta. He is
survived by his son Mike, daughters Sandra (Rick) Barton, Debbie
(Brad) Walkey and Sheila (Richard) McCallum. He is also survived by
his brother Alex, sisters Laura and Lydia and six grandchildren,
Sarah, Nick, Melissa, Hannah, Sean and Adam and many other extended
family members. We will miss the gift of his green thumb; the
beautiful dahlias in the front yard and the annual "corn field" in the
backyard. He looked forward to spring and summer when he could get
outside and start puttering around in the garden. He also looked
forward to his daily visit to the pub where he could enjoy a pint or
two and share stories with his friends. He will be missed by all. A
celebration of Jack's life will be held at the local watering hole on
August 29, 2009 at 11:30 AM. Cheers Jack!
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HOUGHTON Scott C. May 31, 1968 - June 19, 2009 Scott passed away
unexpectedly on June 19, 2009, and is mourned deeply by wife Korina,
daughter Kailyn, mother Betty (late Kenneth), sister Kim (Tom),
nephews Peter and Kurt, and many other relatives and friends. The
world will miss his laugh, his smile, his wit, his intelligence, his
generosity, and his beautiful heart. Born in Lachine, QC, he was laid
to rest in Pointe Claire, QC on June 27, 2009. Scott had made
Vancouver his home since 1993, and a celebration of his life will be
held at 1:00pm on Sunday, August 30, 2009 at the Stanley Park Pavilion
(610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver, BC), with the service beginning at
1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the "I Can Talk, Too" program
at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (via the BC Children's
Hospital Foundation, 1-604-875-2444, ) or
to Montreal Children's Hospital, 1-866-934-4846 are most appreciated. A
mailing address for wife Korina and daughter Kailyn is: No. 73575 -
1014 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4L9.
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HOWARD Michael Roy Loving husband of Joan (Barbara) (Cornell) passed
away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at Nanaimo Regional General
Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Michael was 72 years old.
Michael was born in St. Paul's Hospital, a fact of which he was always
proud, and raised in Vancouver where he resided almost all his life.
He attended UBC, studying Agriculture Economics. From university, he
joined Canada Packers Ltd and stayed with the company until he went
with The Keg as Director of Purchasing. After leaving The Keg, he and
Joan moved to Whistler, and for ten years Michael was a representative
for Sea to Sky Real Estate. Michael and Joan retired to Fairwinds on
Vancouver Island in 1998. Michael was an avid sailor and a keen skier.
He loved to travel and was a true car enthusiast. He was great
company, and he will be sadly missed by his many friends because of
his boundless energy and his love of life. In keeping with his wishes,
a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, donations are suggested to The Canadian Cancer Society for
research into systemic mastocytosis. Yates Funeral Service and
Crematorium 1-877-264-3848
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HOWARD Ruth Olive (nee Morrison) November 14, 1925 - August 17, 2009
With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Ruth
Howard after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. Ruth leaves
behind her children, Debra, Richard and Jennifer and her much loved
grandchildren, Julia, Melissa, Derick and Robert. Born and raised in
Vancouver, she attended Laura Secord and Brittania schools. Married
for forty years to Robert Howard (predeceased), together they shared a
passion for gardening and raised their family in Lynn Valley. Ruth and
Bob were both active in Scouts Canada for many years. Ruth was a
devoted member of the Lynn Valley United Church and acted as
Coordinator for: the North Shore Support Services for Seniors, and
Activity Coordinator at the Lynn Valley Kiwanis Care Home and Three
Links Care Centre. She was a member of the West Vancouver Floral Club,
the Canadian Woman's Club, Senior Elder College and in the late 70's
re-initiated the still flourishing Lynn Valley Garden Club. Even in
her declining health she was known for her patio garden at the Kiwanis
Care Centre in Deep Cove. Ruth was a remarkable woman and will be
remembered by family and friends for her creativity and flare, her
sense of community and generosity to others, her green thumb, and her
deep love for her family. A celebration of life will be held at First
Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. on
Friday, August 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. Memorial donations can be made in
Ruth's name to: Parkinson's Society of BC. The family thanks the
nurses and care aids of Kiwanis Care Centre and Kathleen Henderson who
supported Ruth through this difficult time.
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Christopher Len Johnson ("Bird") November 21, 1969 - August 17, 1999 I
watched a carpenter frame a beam Hammer flashing in the sun Blond hair
ruffled by the breeze He drove those nails in one by one Straight and
true And I thought of you You're here in our hearts forever, Kid.
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KARDYNAL MaryMom, it has been five years since you left us. Many
things have happened in our family since then. Jenny is married to
Morgan and you have a beautiful great-grandson named Samuel Robyn
Newton who was born June 10, 2009. Jaclyn has graduated from
university. Kevin is living on his own and in a great relationship.
Judy is going to school in Toronto. Mike has retired. Dad is doing
well but misses you every day. We miss you and think of you every day.
We wish you could be here to hold Sam. - Love, Paul, Judy, Mike, Mary,
Jenny, Jaclyn and Kevin
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KERMODE Harold Douglas July 18, 1922 _ August 19, 2009 Harry, a true
gentleman, sportsmen and devoted family man passed away peacefully at
home with his loving family at his side. He will be greatly missed by
his dear wife of 54 years, Millie, his beloved children, Barbara
(Sab), Jennifer (John), Susan (Michael), and Jeffrey (Allison), and
his cherished grandchildren, Conor, Alexander, Sophie, Emma and Genna.
He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Garton, and brothers, Jack
(Ruth) and Ernie. Harry spent his early childhood in Victoria where
his enthusiasm for all outdoor pursuits began with soccer. After
graduating from University Hill High School he began his Forestry
Engineering degree at UBC where he played basketball for the
Thunderbirds. These studies were interrupted when he joined the
Canadian Air Force to train as a pilot. Upon returning to UBC, he
played on the victorious Thunderbirds teams and represented Canada at
the 1948 Olympics in London, England. He was later inducted into the
BC Sports Hall of Fame for basketball. After basketball his interest
turned to golf and tennis, but his greatest passion became tennis. He
was a keen study of all sports and he passed on that enthusiasm and
knowledge as coach and fan to his children, grandchildren and friends.
He truly believed that "Life is like a tennis game, you can't win
without serving." A Life Member of the Professional Foresters of B.C.
and Professional Engineers of B.C., he enjoyed a rewarding career in
the province's forest industry. Harry's entire family is grateful to
the special care provided by the Vancouver Home Hospice and Vancouver
Hospital Palliative Care Services. In lieu of flowers, please consider
a donation to either of these services. A memorial service will be
held at St Mary's (Kerrisdale) Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Ave.,
Vancouver at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, with a reception to
follow at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. Walkey &
Company Funeral Directors 604 738-0006
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KINGSLEY Rick Born in Vancouver on November 17, 1942 died at St.
Michael's Hospice in Burnaby on August 16, 2009. He is survived by his
wife Ann; two sisters: Margaret (Richard) and Wendy (Lloyd) and one
brother Barry (Dale). Memorial service, Tuesday, August 25 at 2:00 PM
in the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet
Road, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to St.
Michael's Hospice, would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

KROLL BARBRO Barbro Kroll died peacefully August 11, 2009, with her
three loving daughters by her side. She was born in Stockholm, Sweden
in 1931 and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1964. She made her home
in West Vancouver where she came to cherish the mountains and
seashore. She honed her keen intellect through a lifelong interest in
visual and performing arts, literature and global events, opining on
the news of the day, and exploring the worlds of holistic and natural
healing. She worked as a legal assistant for over 20 years and was
proud to do so well into her 70s. She was a woman of stories and
clever wisdom, inquisitive and analytical. Most of all, Barbro had a
love of life. She will be missed by her daughters Eva, Kjerstin,
Ingrid (Neil), her 5 grandchildren, her 4 great-grandchildren, her
extended family and friends here and around the world.
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LEE Archibald Robert (Archie) Born in Alsask, Saskachewan, December
21st, 1915. Parents William and Margaret Lee. Passed away peacefully
at Eagle Ridge Hospital at the age of 93 on August 15th, 2009 after a
long fight with cancer. He was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy.
He will be forever loved and missed by his loving family sons Robert
(April), Gregory (Susan) and grandchildren Brandon, Nadia, Julia,
Sarah, Andrea and Amelia; sister-in-law Enid Lee, nice and nephews
Douglas, Mark, Billy, Bobby and family. Archie was a dedicated worker
for over 40 years for Edward Lippsit W.G. McWilliams and Western
Marine. Services to be held at St. Mary Virgin South Hill Church, 808
- 50 Avenue, Vancouver. Service at 12:30pm, August 25, Tuesday.
Interment at Ocean View Cementery for family members. In lieu of
flowers donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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LEE Stephen Ek Leong January 17, 1911 - August 16, 2009 Stephen Ek
Leong Lee passed away on Sunday, August, 16 after a gallant fight with
pneumonia. Though stricken with a stroke 12 years ago, he led a full
and peaceful life until he was almost 99 years old. Predeceased by
wife Doris To Yan Chan, he is survived by daughters Eva and Linda,
sons Micheal and Francis, grandson Sherman and his wife Julia, and
great-grandson Riley. He was born in Indonesia, educated in Singapore
and Hong Kong. He raised his family in Hong Kong and worked there as a
pharmacist. In 1968, the family immigrated to Canada, where he lived
until his death. For more information and your condolences, please log
onto under Lee Stephen. A celebration of his life will be
held on August, 29 at the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club, 1630 W. 15th
Avenue, from 12:00pm noon until 2:00 p.m.
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LENCOE Vera November 16, 1921 - August 18, 2009 Vera passed away
peacefully in her sleep, after a courageous struggle with multiple
myoloma. She will always be remembered as a caring, compassionate, and
forgiving lady who loved her family, friends and natural garden. She
is survived by her husband, Bill of over 65 years, sons: Raymond and
Michael (Sheila), grandchildren: Jennifer, Bryce and Taryn; brother,
Donald: sister, Mary. Memorial Service to be held at: Burquitlam
Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam, BC, 604-936-9987 on Saturday,
August 29, 2009 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations
to either Crossroads Hospice Society and/or Royal Columbian Hospital
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MARCHIORO Eva-Marie (nee McDougall) March 12, 1947 - August 20, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our
much-loved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend.
Eva-Marie was predeceased by her father Hugh and is survived by her
loving husband of 30 years Domenico, sons David (Corrie) and Michael
(Lindsay) and her treasured grandchildren Micah, Simone and Jaelyn.
She also leaves to mourn her mother Alma McDougall, siblings, Ian
(Amy), Rita (Aldo) Marchioro, Annette (Ron) La Brosse, Alma-Louise
(Michael) Norris and Paul; her Aunt Rita (Jean-Yves), in-laws in Italy
and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Eva-Marie graduated
from VGH School of Nursing class of September '69. She was a
compassionate and well-respected nurse working at VGH, MSJ and St.
Paul's hospitals. She was a dedicated BCNU steward, a very talented
quilter and a caring soul. She was a gracious hostess who loved
entertaining and spending time with friends and family. Eva-Marie was
a woman of great faith who always believed that God gave us only the
trials He knew we could manage. Since her diagnosis of brain cancer in
February she never asked why me, she asked only for God's grace to
help her through this with dignity and that she die at home. Eva-Marie
was received into the arms of Her Lord, at home, surrounded by her
loving family. The family wishes to thank all of the dedicated nurses,
physicians and caregivers involved in her care. Prayers Monday, August
24, 2009 at 7pm and Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday the 25th, 10am
at St. Helen's Church, 3960 Triumph Street, Burnaby. Burial at Forest
Lawn Cemetery and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please
consider a donation in Eva-Marie's name to help find a cure at
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MARKWART Dale William September 12, 1947 - August 19, 2009 It is with
much love and great sadness that we celebrate the life of a great
husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and lifetime friend,
Dale Markwart. Dale passed peacefully surrounded by loving family and
friends after a 10 year battle with leukemia. He was born in Tisdale,
Saskatchewan and leaves a legacy of laughter, friendship and eternal
love for his family that will be carried on for generations to come.
His caring way and willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need will
be dearly missed. Dale loved and celebrated life and leaves a lasting
impression on the countless people he touched, including his many
friends and colleagues in the jewellery business. We would like to
express our heartfelt thanks to; Dr. Klimo, Dr. Berkstrom, and all the
staff at Lions Gate and St. Paul's Hospitals who so generously
supported and aided Dale in his journey to peace. Dale shared his life
with his soul mate Lilian, his side companion Lord Byron of the Cove,
his son Daniel and his daughter Laura Khorchidian (Jack), his step
children Nedda and Kyle, his mother Martha, his brother Warren (Rekha)
of Toronto and his sister Cindy Kennedy (Kim) of Kamloops as well as
an extended family too numerous to mention. There was a special place
in Dale's heart for his granddaughters Anica and Saeda. Please join us
for a celebration of Dale's life at Seymour Golf and Country Club,
3723 Mt. Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver on Sunday, August 23 at noon
(no ties please). In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to
the Lukemia Society and to encourage all to donate blood in Dale's
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MASCIUCH Mary Martha (nee Speniel) Born September 8, 1914 and passed
away peacefully on August 17, 2009 at the age of 94. Predeceased by
her husband John. She is survived by her daughter Sylvia (George)
Wilson; grandchildren Graham (Mahshid), Christine (John) Munro, and
Michael (Belle); great-grandchildren Neda, Keagan, Caleb, Jaeden,
Tauryn, Trey, Ayla and Madisson; sisters Eva, Ella, Lillian (Dave);
brother Stanley (Olga); and special sister-in-law Monique. A Funeral
Service will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 10:00am at Valley
View Funeral Home, 14660 - 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC. Donations to a
charity of your choice. A special thank you to all the staff at
Fleetwood Villa Retirement Residence for all their help and care.
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McEWAN - J. Roger August 17, 1925 - August 08, 2009 Roger passed away
peacefully in Burnaby General Hospital, surrounded by his family. He
was predeceased by his son John in 1968. Survived by his wife Phyllis,
daughter Kerry (Andrew), grandsons Aaron and Kyle (Gaby),
sister-in-law Joyce (Allen Clapp), and family. There is no funeral by
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McFADDEN - Annette J. August 23, 1997 Thinking of you with love Mom. I
miss you terribly and wish you were here with me at this time. Your
loving daughter Maureen.
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MEISTER John It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden
passing of our beloved father and Opa on August 18, 2009. "You will be
forever in our hearts." John was born on April 4, 1925 in Kromnow,
Poland, to Wilhelm and Mathilde. He immigrated to Canada from Germany
in 1950 and worked as a bricklayer for 40 years. John was predeceased
by his dear wife, Emilie, in 1982. He will be greatly missed by his
children Monica (George) and William, grandsons David and Jonathan,
sisters Ottilie Buschke, Herta Kruger, and Edith Blum; family and
friends. John was very grateful for the life he enjoyed in this
beautiful part of the world, and continued to create and share beauty
through his lovely garden. His kindness, generousity, and creativity
enriched many lives. A memorial service will be held in Martin Luther
Church, 505 E. 46th Avenue, Vancouver on Tuesday, August 25 at 11:00am
(viewing from 10:30am). Flowers are respectfully declined. If you
wish, a donation in memory of John may be made to Mission Possible,
543 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G8.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 8/22/2009

MESSAMORE Steve Lamar December 24, 1949 - August 19, 2009 Peacefully
at home. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Steve travelled far in life and
made the most of the 59 years he was with us. Beloved husband of
Barbara, much loved father of Joy (Kevin), Everett, Neil, and Keith,
grandfather of Stefan, Dominique, Nadia, Darrah, Kaelen, and Sabrina.
Steve was predeceased by his parents, Joy Lester and Alice Lorraine,
and is survived by his loving brothers and sisters, Laura, Elaine,
Paul (Becky), Keith (Peggy), and Dawn (Joe) and by a loving circle of
family and friends. All are welcome to funeral mass at St. George's
Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, Wednesday,
August 26, at 4:00 pm. Celebration of Steve's life to follow on
Friday, August 28. Email pathanbury at shaw dot ca for details.
Messages may be sent to Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel at
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MILONI Branko August 22nd, 2004 Loving memories never die As years
roll on and days pass by. In our hearts a memory is kept Of the ones
we love and will never forget. Miss you, love you, - Forever, Your
Baci, Masa, Howard and Cooksie
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MUNRO B.E. (Irene) Passed away peacefully August 15, 2009 surrounded
by family. Irene is survived by 5 sons, 4 daughters-in-law, 2
daughters, 2 sons-in-law, 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and
1 great-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Royal
Canadian Legion Branch No. 179, or the Poppy Fund would be
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NG Hoy Sang June 24, 1941 - August 17, 2009 Hoy passed away peacefully
at home surrounded by family. Survived by loving wife, Chui Fei, and
five children: Susan (Ken), Lucy (Barry), Alphonso, Ray (Kate) and
Patty and grandchildren: Kennedy, Kaitlin, Kaileigh, Lauren and
Kelsey. After immigrating from China to Trinidad and then on to
Canada, Hoy became a "grocery man," the friendly face behind the
counter of Lily's Grocery down the hill from Burnaby General Hospital
and later Seasons' Flowers at Edmonds and Canada Way. Our dad was a
mild-mannered, humble guy who loved family, our mother's cooking, WWF
Wrestling, NHL hockey, fishing, crabbing and "fixing things." He was a
wonderful husband, father and grandfather and he will be deeply missed
by family and friends. We will always remember his boyish grin, his
humour and his beloved and noisy VW van. Special thanks to Dr. Michael
Goldberger for his kind care of our dad as he struggled with his
neuro-degenerative disorder. A celebration of his life will take place
at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby on
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 10:30 am.
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OLEJNIK Margaret Ann October 9, 1914 - August 1, 2009 Scottish teacher
and governess. Immigrated to B.C. 1948. Predeceased 1972 by husband
Capt. Edward T. Olejnik. Survived by daughters Dr. Irena-M.
Olejnik-Khalil (Aldergrove), Jasha Ramsay-Latter (North Vancouver) and
Son Capt. Krys Olejnik (Malaysia), their spouses and families. In lieu
of flowers, please consider donating to Jackman Manor, 27477 - 28th
Avenue, Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 3L9. Celebration of life 11:00am, Sunday,
August 30th, Milner Chapel, 6716 - 216th Street, Milner, B.C.
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PARK Norman Charles October 4, 1951 - August 15, 2009 Born to Sail It
is with much love, heavy hearts and sadness that we say goodbye to
Norm, our beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.
Predeceased by his mother Margaret, Survived by his loving wife of 34
years Shelagh, son Evan, father Douglas, sister Marilynn (Bob),
nieces, Jennifer, Katharine, Lori and the loving Jarvis clan. Norm was
born in Vancouver, lived in England, Germany, Cold Lake, Alta, North
Bay, Ont. Graduated from Richmond High in 1969. Attended UBC receiving
a Masters of Education. Norm was a teacher in the school district of
Delta for 30 years. He loved the everyday challenge of teaching his
students, as well as coaching, marshalling track events. He valued his
friendships with his colleagues and school staff. Norm played hockey
for the UBC Thunderbirds, was signed at age 19 for the LA Kings,
played 4 years in the AHL. He cherished his friends on the UBC
Thunderbirds Alumni with whom he continued to play until most
recently. Above all, his passion was sailing. He enjoyed 25 years
sailing around the Gulf Islands with family and friends. After a very
courageous 2 1/2 year battle with cancer, Norm passed away peacefully
in the Langley hospice. A very heartfelt thank you to all the nurses
who cared for Norm, we believe that nurses are "Angels in training".
Special thanks to all the staff at Surrey cancer clinic, Delta
Hospital, 2 North Surgical Ward at Langley Memorial. Special thank you
to Dr. Maureen Adamson. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the
Children's Fund or a children's charity of your choice, or the Langley
Hospice Society. Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
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ROSE Eveline (nee Greenhalgh) Born November 16, 1917, in Cheshire,
England. Gone from us on August 14, 2009. Eve died suddenly as a
result of a stroke. A lady always, Eve was beautiful, vivacious,
intellectually engaged and lucky in love. Eve attended St. Martin
School of Art in London, during the war worked as a secretary for the
Air Ministry, kicked fire bombs from rooftops in the London Blitz,
distributed bandages to soldiers and survived bombings in Bath. In
1950 she immigrated to Fort William with her husband, Ian, and her
baby daughter, Janine. She and Ian spent many good years in Kamloops,
where she started a film society, directed a few plays, occasionally
taught drama and served as a school trustee. She and Ian eventually
moved to Vancouver and after the death of Ian, she married Nelson
Allen and went with him to Victoria. She loved gardening and theatre.
She skied until she was in her seventies. At age 91 Eve still walked
miles a day and read several books a week. She was deeply involved
with her family and friends. She built a strong and close family. Eve
was predeceased by her two brothers, Cyril and John, and by her
husband, Ian Rose (1986) and her husband, Nelson Allen (2001). She was
greatly loved and will be missed by her beloved sister, Maureen, her
daughters, Janine (Laurence), Gabrielle (Hrothgar), Vicky
(Paul),grandsons, Dashiell (Rachel and Eve's great-granddaughter,
Natalie), Morgan (Lillian), Liam, Finn, extended family, Jason, Adele
and Jayah, her many great friends, particularly, Tom Kerr, a friend of
almost 50 years. Memorial service and reception to be held at Brock
House, 3875 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, Sunday, October 4, 2009, 1 to
4pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
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SALL Randall Rhajan August 22, 1961 - July 11, 2002 There is not a day
that we don't picture your face, hear your voice, and yearn to hold
you. Forever Loved, Forever Missed. Mom and Dad
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SALO Alvin Richard With love and sadness we say goodbye to our beloved
husband, father, grandfather and friend. Al passed away peacefully
August 10, 2009 at the age of 83 after a courageous struggle with
Alzheimer's. Al, or Skipper as he was affectionately called, is
survived by his high school sweetheart Shirley, his loving wife of 62
years, 2 daughters, Rika and Shirley (Ole, predeceased) and 4
grandchildren, Shannon (Mike), Shaun (Kathryn), Ryan and Craig. Al was
born in Nanaimo and spent his early life in the gentle pastoral
village of Kyuquot working with his father on the family's fishing
boat the MV Lady S. But Al yearned to captain larger boats and soon
moved to West Vancouver, where he built his home and continued his
working career as a well respected West Coast commercial fisherman. He
was owner/skipper of the MV Pacific Harvester which he brought from
the East Coast through the Panama Canal in 1972. Though he mainly
fished our West Coast, he also fished halibut in the Bering Sea and
tuna off the coast of Costa Rica. Al had a true pioneer's spirit. He
was tough, hard working and principled and equally proud of both his
profession and his family. After his retirement Al and Shirley spent
their time traveling across Canada, to Maui, to Australia and enjoyed
cruises with friends. Al will always be remembered for his charisma,
his love of music and dancing, his genuine love of people, his firm
handshake and his playful ways, whether it be body surfing the waves
of Makena or cannon balling fully clothed into the family pool to
swamp his grandchildren and anyone else in close range! He was
welcoming and big hearted and a brilliant sense of fun. You felt
comfortable in his presence. He set a standard. He was a wonderful
role model to his children, grandchildren and friends. Some of Al's
favorite expressions were: "that's a darb!", "some good eh" and "take
it easy son". Well Al, it is now your time to take it easy. Your life
was some good and you epitomized a Darb. May you eternally feel the
wind at your back and the gentle rolling of the sea. You have left a
lasting legacy and will never be forgotten. We love you and will miss
you always.The family also wish to express their deep appreciation to
the Harvester crew for the many years of respect and loyalty they have
shown. Flowers gratefully declined but friends so wishing may make a
memorial donation to the Alzheimer Society at . No
service by request.
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Geraldine Patricia Saunde January 23, 1934 - August 22, 2005 The love
and happiness you gave us keeps you forever near. We love and miss you
Geri. Your husband Frank, daughter Jennifer (Joe), son Craig (Heidi)
and grandson Jonathan.
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SCHMIDTKE Arno Rudolf 1913 - 2009 With great sadness we announce the
passing of our loving father, Opa, and Great-Opa. Arno was born April
27, 1913 in Lodz, Poland, to Rudolf and Laura Schmidtke, and went home
peacefully August 17, 2009, in White Rock, B.C. He immigrated to
Canada in 1953 and worked as superintendent and designer at West Coast
Woollen Mills in Vancouver, B.C., for 25 years. He was predeceased by
his dear wife of 62 years, Ka?te, in 2003. He will be greatly missed
by his children, Karen (Dieter), Ralf (Helga), Monika (Emanuel);
grandchildren Peter (Patra), Christine (Shawn), Annette, Natalie,
Jessica, David; and great-grandchildren, John, Hannah, Timothy,
Annabeth; and family and friends. Our tender-hearted and persevering
patriarch, you were a great runner in every sense of the word: you
have faithfully run your race (2 Timothy 4:7), and we thank you.
Aufwiedersehen! A special thanks to Dr. Paton, Dr. Strecker, and the
Palliative Care staff at Peace Arch Hospital. Funeral service will be
held at Zion Lutheran Church, 5950 179th Street, Surrey, B.C., on
Monday, August 24th, at 11 a.m. (viewing from 10:00 a.m.), with a
reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation
to Zion Lutheran Church ("Sammy Weber Cameroun Missions").
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SECORA William Louis Dad passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16,
2009. Gone, but never forgotten. You will always remain in our hearts
and thoughts. Survived by his children, Gloria, Gladys, David, first
wife Margaret, second wife Olga and his grandchild Lisa (Paul). Dad
came from a large family and is survived by sisters, Pauline, Tillie,
Kay, Anne, and brothers, Stan, Julius and Louis, and many nieces and
nephews. Those who knew dad will always remember his positive outlook
on life. He was an entrepreneur with a zest for always trying on
different hats. Not one to shy away from hard work dad went from
selling cars/boats in our backyard, to running a gas station,
managing/running many small hotels to owning his own Real Estate
Company in Burnaby. HE WAS THE MAN. His passion extended to golfing,
dancing and travel. He was always fun to be around. Put on a "Polka"
and off he would go never missing a beat or a dance. He loved his
family and his love of life and his positive outlook has been passed
onto all of us. We would sincerely like to thank Dr. Richards for his
kindness and care and also the staff at Maple Ridge Seniors Village
for their help. At his request there will be no funeral service. His
ashes will be scattered at a later date. Have a great journey Dad - We
love you.
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SELDON Bill Born January 3, 1923 in Fort Fraser, BC passed peacefully
in Merritt, BC August 8, 2009. Bill (Bunk) will be remembered for his
more than 50 years as the owner/operator of the Quarter Circle J Motel
in Spences Bridge. Prior to purchasing the Motel, he was a pioneering
Truck Driver with Carson Truck Lines in the 1940's and early 1950's.
Predeceased by his wife Betty in 1987, and sisters Flo Whiting and
Molly Marlowe, he will be fondly remembered by his brother Jim
(Summerland, BC), brothers-in-law, uncles, nephews, cousins, and
extended family in England and throughout BC. He will be deeply missed
by his special family, his very caring friends and neighbours in
Spences Bridge, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Bill's favourite charities, the BC SPCA or the BC Cancer Fund. A
celebration of Bill's life will be held at the Chief Whistemnitsa
Community Complex in Spences Bridge, BC, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29th at 1:00
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SHERBAN William (Bill) (Sherby) August 3, 1930 - August 14, 2009 Dad
passed away peacefully at Crossroads Hospice. The family would like to
thank Emma and all of the staff for their support. SHERBAN - Patricia
(Pat) (Patsy) March 30, 1932 - August 19, 2009 Mom passed away
peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital with her family by her side.
The family would like to thank the Burn Unit, ICU, and CCU, for all
their support. Bill and Pat are survived by their two loving
daughters, Deana (Danny) Derksen and Denise (Bill Hurzin) Sherban;
their two adoring grandchildren, Sheena and Scott (Jennifer); and the
apple of their eyes, great-granddaughter Kailey. Pat and Bill lived
for their kids and their extended family of pets and the farm. They
will be greatly missed by Lorrie Lisogar, Laura (Rick) Boyd, and Wendy
(Sergio) Cocchia and their families, and many great friends. At the
request of both mom and dad, there will be no service. In lieu of
flowers, donations to Pacific Autism Family Centre, (No. 403 - 1015
Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5) would be greatly appreciated.
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In Loving Memory of Garfield (Garry) William Smith April 17,1927 -
August 23, 2008 Garry, you are still in our hearts...we miss you! with
Love, Linda, Caroline and family.
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SMITH Grier Richard 1970 - 2009 Grier was taken from us suddenly on
August 17, 2009. He leaves to mourn his parents Fred and Karen, sister
Shelby, stepsister Barbara Fisher (Rick), nephews Brad and Nathan, his
beloved Jessie and her family, many aunts, uncles, and cousins -
especially cousin Cameron who gave him the gift of a kidney 6 years
ago. Grier was brought up in Coquitlam where he graduated from
Centennial High School in 1988. Over the next 12 years he travelled
extensively, worked for Disney, taught English in Japan, until poor
health brought him home in 2001. Over the next 8 years he worked full
time and attended SFU at night. He graduated this spring with a BA.
Grier will be remembered for his wit, his love of music, photography
and golf. A celebration of life will be held Friday, August 28th, at
the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby,
11am-2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation at
No. 200 - 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 or
would be appreciated: online guest book available at
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STEELE Ian McLaren Born July 2, 1921 in Glasgow, Scotland, died
peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 1, 2009 in Grass
Valley, California. Raised in North Vancouver, he attended UBC and
graduated in 1945 earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical
Engineering. His rich and rewarding career took him to many parts of
the world including India, the Philippines, Bahrain, the United
States, Germany, England and Lebanon. We celebrate his life as a
devoted husband to our late Mother, Zoe; loving and dedicated father
to Catherine of Grass Valley, California and Janet, of Gibson, BC;
proud Grandfather to his cherished grandchildren, Jessica and Jarrett
and a loyal friend to many who enriched his life. We will always
remember him as a passionate internationalist who was a true "citizen
of the world". At his request, there will be no services. We are most
grateful to all who have offered their love and support as we now live
with joyful memories.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 8/21/2009 - 8/22/2009

STEPHENSON In Memory of Jean Isobel who passed away on August 23rd,
1997. Remembrance is a golden chain Death tries to break, but all in
vain; To have, to love, and then to part, Is the greatest sorrow of
one's heart. The years may wipe out many things. But this they wipe
out never The memory of those happy days When we were all together. -
Lovingly remembered by her husband Joe, Vicki, Eric and family, and
Mike, Marney and family.
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STEPHENSON - William Coulthard Born in Nanaimo, BC on April 7, 1930
and died in Osoyoos, BC on August 12, 2009. When he was born, Nanaimo
was still a pretty rough mining, logging and fishing town. He was
raised by his mother and her parents on a coal miner's pension and
self reliance. He had fun memories of swimming to Newcastle Island,
fishing, deer hunting and socializing. He told the story of when his
target practice on his grandparent's rooster turned out to be far too
accurate. He thought he had buried the evidence and was dismayed to
find the gnarly old bird roasted and presented on his dinner plate
that night. After early jobs in coastal fish canneries, he joined the
air force and was posted in France just after WWII. When he returned
to Nanaimo he met his first wife, Joan Frost. The happy marriage
lasted 39 years and produced three children: John, Paul and Ann. Bill
joined the Vancouver Police Force on February 29th, 1960. He had many
adventures from patrolling Stanley Park on horseback to getting to
know all the nooks and crannies in Chinatown to dealing with the
constant challenges on the street at Main and Hastings and he gathered
a lifetime of stories. After a full career with the VPD he was a
security consultant for many years. As with all other aspects of
Bill's life, this was another opportunity for fun, in the form of many
"business" trips to Vegas. Bill was not a man who was defined by his
work. He was more interested in enjoying himself. He told a wickedly
funny story. His main hobby was collecting entertaining anecdotes -
especially about the police officers that were his colleagues and the
situations they found themselves having to deal with. In retirement he
travelled and tried new things from university to playing the cello to
photography. He had a network of friends that spanned decades. A
distinguishing characteristic about Bill was his ability to see the
best in people. He loved chatting to everyone from the high school
friends he kept in touch with his whole life to the guy sitting next
to him on the ferry. He was smart and lucky enough to marry two great
women. Joan died in 1994. Bill and Anna Lytkowski met in 2003 and were
married in 2006. They had a few very happy years together, but not
nearly long enough. We, his family, will miss his loud good humour,
his stories, his steadfast moral compass and above all his friendship.
We love you Bill: Anna and her family from her first marriage (Karen,
Tim, Keith, Bruce, Jilline, Chris and Cassy); John, Catherine, Sam and
Sanna; Paul, Halina and Taryn; Ann and Jon; and Rudy. A celebration of
Bill's life will be held at the Osoyoos Golf Course, 12300 Golf Course
Drive on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 1:00pm. All who knew Bill are
welcome. Messages of Condolence may be sent to the family c/o hansons
at shawcable dot com. Arrangements entrusted to: HANSONS' OSOYOOS
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STEVENS Frank Alfred ("Alf") Alf Stevens passed away Saturday, August
15, 2009 at the age of 73. He was born August 7, 1936. He grew up in
Sapperton and later moved to Coquitlam. Alf married Ethel McMillan on
January 25, 1958. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a
loving and committed husband, father, and grandfather. Alf is
predeceased by his parents Frank and Gail and sister Enid. He will be
forever loved and missed by his wife Ethel; daughter Cheryl; son Tom;
daughter-in-law Jane; grandchildren Nicole, Jordie (Schnarr), Jessica,
and Spencer; sister Lucille; and beloved dog Chimo. There will be no
service at Alf's request. Memorial donations can be made to the Royal
Columbian Hospital Foundation.
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THOMPSON Norman A. February 10, 1917 - August 12, 2009 Active until
the end, Norm passed peacefully with his family by his side. Survived
by his wife of 61 years, two sons, a sister, and two grandchildren.
Born in Vancouver, Norm grew up in Revelstoke, where he excelled at
sports. During WWII, Norm served overseas with the RCAF as a Pilot
Officer. Afterwards he graduated from UBC Commerce, where he won a
scholarship in his second year. His career in management took him from
Vancouver to Calgary to Winnipeg. Norm was a past president of the
Manitoba Manufacturer's Association. He enjoyed over 25 years of
retirement in Mission before moving to New Westminster. An avid golf,
tennis, basketball and curling player, who also loved Jazz. Norm was a
supporter of charities that included the United Fund, serving as the
Calgary Chairman of the Business Section in 1965. Donations in Norm's
memory to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements
entrusted to:
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TOOLEY Ida Mary (nee Mullan) April 14th, 1924 - August 16th, 2009 Ida
was born in Birkenhead, England and immigrated with her young family
to Canada in 1965 where she settled in Burnaby. After a year's travel
in 1986 she moved with Alan to the West End of Vancouver. It is with
sadness we announce Ida's passing on Sunday, August 16th, 2009. Ida is
survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Alan, children Catherine
(Noe), Ian (Peggy), Simon, (Candice) and four grandchildren, Katie,
Jennifer, Nina and Joe. She also leaves behind David Gough (Anita)
London, England who she helped raise during and after World War 2 and
whom she remained very close to. She was dedicated to her family and
loved spending time with them. She was a traveller extraordinaire,
enjoyed gardening, flower arranging, the outdoors and walking the many
trails and beaches of Stanley Park. She will be sadly missed. The
family would like to thank the staff on the 9th floor at St. Paul's
and special thanks goes to Sharon Carson for their care and support. A
memorial service will be held at First Memorial Chapel at 602 Kingsway
on Wednesday, August 26th, at 2pm. In honour of Ida a Celebration of
Life and an afternoon tea will be held on Saturday, September 19th,
11:30am at Barclay Manor, 1447 Barclay Street, Vancouver.
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WATSON Gladys Alberta (nee Dorman) Born August 25, 1917 in Vancouver,
B.C. Passed away at the age of 92, on August 16, 2009 in the West
Vancouver Care Centre. She was predeceased by her husband; William
(Bill) in 1998 and will be greatly missed by her son; Keith (Lyn)
Watson and her daughter; Lynn (Barry) March and Frances. Missed also
by her much loved grandchildren; Kerri (Rob McLennan), Julie (Richard)
Comer, Jamie Barker, Kim (Kevin) Gould, Mark (Hannah) Watson and her
much adored great-grandchildren Sara Comer, Rebecca, Sydney, Lucas and
Alex McLennan, Cullen Watson and Joshua and Jada Gould. A Celebration
of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, August 24th, 2009 at
Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. In
lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
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WENNER Lillian It is with great sadness that we announce the passing
of Lillian Wenner. She died on August 17, 2009, exactly one week after
the death of her husband Robert Wenner. She was age 87. Lillian is
survived by her son Ted and Ted's wife Zoe, and by her son Richard,
Richard's wife Gail and their children Aaron, Aaron's wife Julia,
Joshua and Elana. She was blessed with a wonderful husband and devoted
children and grandchildren. Our Mom and Grandma had a cheerful, bubbly
disposition and was passionate about her community, the Jewish world
and the state of Israel. She lived to see the marriage of both of her
children and most recently the marriage of her oldest grandchild. She
will be sorely missed. Shiva will be held at 8:00 PM on Sunday, August
23, 2009 at 1080 Douglas Crescent, Vancouver, BC. Donations to the
Jewish Food Bank c/o the Jewish Family Service Agency or to Hadassah
in her memory would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to
or to May her memory be for a
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WHITE William (Bruce) August 23, 2008 It's been a year since you left
us and not a day goes by that we don't think of you. But you had
suffered long enough. We will never forget you. Love Steven, Kyle,
Mother, family and wonderful friends.
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WHITECROSS Monica Elizabeth On Wednesday, August 19, 2009, Mrs. Monica
Elizabeth Whitecross of Quilchena, B.C. passed away at the age 71
years. Monica was born in Vancouver, B.C. on January 21, 1938. She was
the youngest daughter of Matthias and Virginia (Guichon) Rose. She is
survived by her husband Graham, son Brian (Jennifer), brother Guy
(Hilde) Rose, sister Eleanor (Bill) Urquhart and her two
granddaughters Emily and Jayna. She will also be fondly remembered by
many family members and friends. Prayers will be recited on Sunday,
August 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 2326 Jackson
Avenue, Merritt. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Monday, August 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital, Cancer
Clinic, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1 in memory of Monica.
Monica will be forever in out hearts! On-line condolences may be
expressed at . Service arrangements entrusted to
Merritt Funeral Chapel, Merritt, BC, telephone (250)378-2141.
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ZIEMER - Ervin Rubin January 8, 1924 - August 9, 2009 With heartfelt
sadness, we share the news of Ervin's passing. Survived by his beloved
brother Herman and family, nephew David Cotton and niece Connie
Ashley, and extended family. Predeceased by wives, Betty (nee Harding)
and Simone (nee Witter), and siblings Otto, Gordon and Hedy. The
Ziemer family emigrated from Gelsenkirchen, Germany to Esk, Sask. in
1929. At age 15 Ervin left school to farm on the prairies and joined
the Canadian army at 19 becoming one of the proud few chosen for
commando training. After WWII, Ervin cut pulpwood in Ontario, worked
in a Vancouver sawmill, trained as a cook and baker, next working in a
Robson Street bakery, Gold Bridge and Harrison Mills. In the 50s, he
worked on the Kenney Dam operating heavy equipment, retiring in '86
from supervisory positions with the Highways Dept. in Boston Bar and
Richmond. Betty and Erv loved to dance, play cards, bowl and golf.
With Simone, he became an avid garage-saler, as his home attests. A
superb cook and baker and proud host of special dinners. Erv actively
supported the Lion's and Kinsmen clubs. His engaging personality, kind
heart and gift for conversation were treasured by a wide and diverse
circle of friends and "adopted" family members, and their special care
brought him great comfort during his recent illness. A celebration of
his life, entombment, and reception will take place August 24, 2009 at
1:30 pm at the Forest Lawn Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby. In
lieu of flowers, donations to the Scleroderma Assciation of BC, or Box 218, Delta Main, Delta, BC V4K 3N7, or
your choice of charity, would be appreciated.
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ZOOK Hurley McCune 1937 - 2009 Hurley died peacefully on August 14,
2009. He is survived and will be missed terribly by Lynda, his wife of
40 years, and his sister, Martha-Sue Smith and family in Missouri. He
will also be missed by his friends from the grain trade and from CPSS.
Hurley and Lynda enjoyed many wonderful adventures cruising the BC
coast aboard Georgia Mist. No service by request. In lieu of flowers
donations to the BCSPCA or charity of choice would be appreciated.
"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as
simply messing about in boats.".
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ZWAKENBERG Catharina (Rene) It is with great sadness that we announce
the passing of Rene, due to the ravages of Alzheimer's disease on
August 16, 2009. The long journey is finally over. Rene is predeceased
by her parents, brother Joe Willems and infant daughter Marijaneke.
Rene is survived by husband Herman, daughter Ineke (John) Smith, son
Hans (Kim Gray) Zwakenberg. Also left to mourn her passing are
grandchildren Sarah (Gary) Lacroix, Bradley (Lisa) Smith, Adam and
Emily Zwakenberg, great-grandchildren Mikaela and Andrew Barton. Rene
and Herman immigrated to Canada in 1952 from Holland. They settled in
Kamloops. The Canadian way and English was very quickly learned. Mom
established a very successful home business doing invisible mending.
Later she entered the retail field working for Joyce's Ladies Wear in
Kamloops. She loved gardening, playing badminton and tennis. The
family at this time wishes to thank Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops and
Delta View in Delta for all the loving care they gave her. We would
also like to thank Mary, Rose and Ron, Judd, Shirley, Irene, Billie
and many friends who gave support during Mom's illness in Kamloops.
Ineke would also like to thank Jeannie Kanakos, Val Roddick and past
Minister of Health, the Hon. George Abbott who all worked to
facilitate a speedy transfer from Kamloops to Vancouver, it was
appreciated. A quiet family service was held. Fraser Heights Chapel
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