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Vancouver Sun & The Province; Sunday, January 25, 2009
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Obituaries and Memoriam(s) for 01/25/2009
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ALDERDICE Anne December 1, 1918 - January 19, 2009We are sad to
announce the passing of Anne Elizabeth Alderdice. Anne was born in
Ferentosh, Alberta and began teaching school at the age of 17. She was
a gifted teacher and a remarkable role model to family and friends,
whom she showed how to live a long and happy life. She will be greatly
missed by her family, extended family and many friends. Anne was loved
by everyone who knew her, and she loved them all. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be given to World Vision, directed to school classroom
use. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held
Saturday, January 24 at 2:30 at South Arm United Church in Richmond.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/22/2009 - 1/25/2009


(Memoriam)
Loren Alexander (Geisler) May 22, 1968 - January 25, 2008 Dearest
Loren we're thinking of you, The kind sweet things you'd say and do,
The thoughtful ways you lived your life. You never complained through
all that strife. Yes, baby we're thinking of you and as we do, Our
hearts swell with the pain. We count the hours for there is no sleep
'till you return to us again. Love Mom & Dad, sisters Kathryn & Julie,
husband Ken & daughter Jaime
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/25/2009


ANTHONY David September 12th, 1955 - January 10th, 2009"Happily
fishing in heaven." Memorial held February 7th, 2pm at Boal Chapel,
1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/25/2009


ASHWORTH Nesta Mary Peacefully at her home on St. Mary's Lake, Salt
Spring Island, B.C. on January 20th, 2009. Born June 3rd, 1923, in
Crowborough, Sussex, in spite of a nightingale, Mary was sixteen when
war broke out and soon joined the Land Army, milking cows and driving
a tractor until old enough to join the WAAF, where she became a
plotter and later a radar operator. Disillusioned with postwar
Britain, she came to Canada in 1948, and after a year in Toronto
settled happily in Vancouver where she worked for the CNR. She
attended Normal School to become a teacher, first at Trafalgar
Elementary, and later at Prince of Wales High School, studying for a
BA and M.Ed by night school and correspondence. Mary was invited to
fill in at UBC for one year, and UBC never let her go. Together with
her colleague Pat Wakefield they pioneered the teaching of English as
a Second Language. Mary was an active member and frequent keynote
speaker for TEAL, TESL Canada and TESOL. She was known among her peers
as "Miss ESL" and provided advice and counsel to government,
educational and community groups throughout Canada. Her international
reputation earned her the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, three honorary
doctorates from the University of British Columbia, York University
and St. Mary's University, and a Fellowship of OISE. In March, 1988
the Cities of Vancouver and Richmond proclaimed "ESL and Professor
Mary Ashworth Week". Hundreds of students and teachers worldwide are
grateful for her guidance and inspiration. Sister, aunt, gardener,
lover of roses, Mary will be deeply missed by her sister, Margaret
Spencer, her nephews Jonathan (Julie), Michael (Connie), Christopher
(Carolina) and niece, Mary. Caitlin, Mika, Cole, Emily, Elizabeth and
Madeline will miss their GAM. A memorial service will be held at the
United Church, 111 Hereford Avenue, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, B.C.
on Saturday, February 7th, 2009, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the Salvation Army, or the charity of your choice will be
appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/26/2009


ATWELL Leo George 1913 - 2009 Leo was born in Winnipeg on August 13,
1913 and passed away at Burnaby General Hospital on January 19, 2009
after breaking a hip and undergoing subsequent surgery. Predeceased by
his wife Ferne in 1998, Leo is survived and dearly missed by his
brother Ed (Dorothy), sons Lloyd (Denise) and Sheldon (Ilean) and
daughter Kathleen (Bob), grandchildren Ron (Tammy), Angela (Ivan),
Lyanne (Darrin), Chris (Janine), Monique (Max), Adam (Angie) and Nick
(Sara) and great-grandchildren Courtney, Crysta, Paige, Hannah, Max,
Carlin, Andrew, Justine, Ava and Nathan and many nieces and nephews.
Leo was very active in the B.C. and Canadian Amateur Hockey
Associations holding numerous executive positions over the years. He
was the recipient of the Diamond Stick award, which is the highest
hockey award in amateur hockey for outstanding service to the game. In
1970, he was the recipient of the Hockey Canada Order of Merit. This
award is given for outstanding contributions to hockey in Canada.
There will not be a funeral service. Instead, the family will be
holding a private family memorial.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


BEESLEY Ambassador J. Alan, O.C, Q.C. Died peacefully with family at
his side in Victoria on Thursday January 22. Born in Smithers, B.C. on
August 17, 1927, he had a long and distinguished career in the
Canadian foreign service including serving as Canada's High
Commissioner to Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and
Vanuatu 1977 - 1980, Canada's Ambassador to Austria, the IAEA and
UNIDO 1973 - 1976, Canada's first Ambassador for Disarmament
1980-1982, Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva and to the
Disarmament Conference and GATT 1983 - 1987 and Assistant
Under-Secretary and Legal Advisor to External Affairs from 1972 -
1973. He served as Ambassador for Marine Conservation and Special
Environmental Advisor to Canada's Foreign Minister 1989-1991. From
1967-1983 as Ambassador to the Law of the Sea Conference, Canadian
Head of Delegation, and Chair of the Conference Drafting Committee,
Ambassador Beesley was instrumental in shaping the Law of the Sea
Convention. Alan Beesley attended the Stockholm Conference on the
Environment in 1972 and throughout his career was deeply committed to
protecting the Environment and disarmament. In 1987 he took a years'
sabbatical as a visiting professor at the University of British
Columbia Law School. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he
practiced law at Crease and Company in Victoria. He studied law at the
University of British Colombia receiving his LLB with the class of
1950. Over the years he received many medals and honours including the
Order of Canada Medal in 1984 for his extensive work on the Law of the
Sea and the Environment; the Prime Minister's Outstanding Public
Service Award in 1983, the Admiral's Medal for Contributions to
Canadian Maritime Affairs 1993 and the Medal of Honour, United Nations
Association of Canada 1995. He served as a member of the International
Law Commission from 1986-1991 and received an Honorary Doctor of
Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, and an Honorary
Doctor of Laws from Dalhousie University. He is survived by his wife
of six years Ruth Lechner Beesley. He is predeceased by his wife of
thirty-seven years, Margaret Ruth Beesley (nee Stevens), who is the
mother of his two children Terry Beesley Phipps and S. Alan Beesley.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Robin Anne Phipps and Howard
Alan Phipps. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and was a
loving father. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he
touched. His funeral service will be Saturday, January 31 at 2 pm at
Sands Funeral Home, 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/25/2009 - 1/26/2009


BLAIR James Gordon Born on September 18th, 1947 in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. Passed away in Surrey, B.C. on January 18th, 2009.
Survived by his brother Lorne (Denise) of Edmonton, sons Robert and
James (Niki) and granddaughters Amanda and Melissa of Langley. Gord
worked as a sales representative for Ackland's Ltd. and Grey Tools in
Saskatoon until 1980 when he moved his family to Langley. After a
successful career in the heavy duty equipment sales industry with Norm
Fieldgate Ltd., TRW, and Allied Signal, Gord moved to a rewarding new
career in the home restoration business. He will be missed by his
family and the H&R Round Table Gang, The Duke, and Table 53. In lieu
of flowers, please take your father, son, mother or daughter out for
lunch. Time is all we have together; enjoy it while you can. A
celebration of Gord's life will be held at the Masonic Hall at 20701
Fraser Highway in Langley on Tuesday, January 27th at 1:00.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


BROWN Justin Warwick March 11, 1983 - January 17, 2009It is with
profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Justin. He was
the loving and precious son of Lorne and Julia Brown and the beloved
brother of Vanessa and Christopher. He leaves his cherished partner,
Mariya and her sons Alex and Daniel. He will be greatly missed by
Grandmothers, Mary Woodland and Jean Brown, many Aunts, Uncles and
Cousins. Justin had an exceptional mind. He was gifted in both the
Arts and Sciences. Composing music and playing the piano were his
passions. He had a love of languages, history and literature. Justin
had a tremendous love for his family and adored the family pets. He
was a gentle and sensitive soul. Several lives have been saved through
his organ donations. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's
Kerrisdale, 2490 West 37th Ave. (at Larch), Vancouver on Sunday,
February 1st, 2009 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made in Justin's memory
to JDRF, No. 150 - 6450 Roberts St., Burnaby, BC V5G 4E1. May the
songs of Angels welcome you Home and bring you the peace you deserve.
Love you forever. Condolences may be sent to:
www.kearneyfs.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


CAMERON Earle E. Passed away peacefully in his home on January 17,
2009. A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, January 27 at
Henderson's Langley Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy. To send
condolences or for more information, please go to www.mem.com .
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


CAMERON -Flora April 7, 1918 - January 14, 2007 Born in Edinburgh
Scotland. Predeceased by her loving husband John Hutton it is with
great sadness that our family announces the passing of Flora. Mum is
survived by her children Avril (Harvey), David (Margaret),
grandchildren Carolyn, Margaret (Chris), David (Misty), Matthew (Jen),
John and four great grandchildren. Flora and her family moved to
Vancouver from Scotland in 1952. She worked as a bookkeeper for the
Legion for many years. Mum and Dad used to love their yearly camping
trips to Arizona and spending time in Hawaii in the winter. After
Dad's passing in 1979 she continued travelling and went to Hawaii
every winter. Her family can now take comfort in knowing that she is
with Dad, whom she missed so much. A special thanks to the wonderful
staff at Yaletown House. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to
the Arthritis Society. A private family dinner will be held.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


CASS Dr. Malcolm Edward February 27, 1947 - January 1, 2009 Memorial
service January 30th, 7PM at Trinity United Church, 2nd and Larch,
Vancouver. Online condolences can be sent to dagmar8 AT shaw.ca In
lieu of flowers, donations for MPA or Kettle Friendship Society will
be gratefully accepted.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


CLARKE Doreen Evelyn Jean Greenhorn 3 August 1924 - 16 November 2008
Passed away peacefully at home, aged 84. Loved wife of Bill and mother
of Gail (both deceased), loving mother-in-law of Peter Underwood and
grandmother of Malissa Underwood. A memorial service to celebrate her
life will be conducted by Rev. Brian Thorpe, Wednesday, January 28 at
2 p.m. at Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue (at Yew)
Vancouver. Cremated remains to be interred at Ocean View Burial Park.
Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/23/2009 - 1/25/2009


(Memoriam)
Dennis Charles Dadswell April 2,1940 - January 24,2008 Not dead to us
who loved him dearly, Not lost, but gone before; He lives with us in
memory, And will be in our hearts forevermore. -Deeply missed by Dawne
& Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


DAHLBY Edwin B. 1917 - 2009 Passed away on January 18 in his 91st
year. Loved and missed by his wife Audrey, daughter Collene and Gerald
Cosgrove, daughter-in-law Silvia and grandchildren Miguel, Julia and
Lucia. Predeceased by son Raymond (2006). No service by request. We
appreciate the loving care that he received in his last days at
Capilano Care Centre.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


DAVIDSON Katryn Mary September 18, 1988 - January 20, 2009 Our
beautiful and spunky Katie passed away suddenly at BC Children's
Hospital with her mother by her side. In her short life she touched
many hearts with her courage, bright smile and zest for life. She was
predeceased by her special papa Fred Sawchuk. She is survived by her
loving mom Beverly, Grandma Marie Sawchuk, Auntie Debbie, Uncle Carlo,
Cousins Nick, Steve, her extended family and many friends. A viewing
will be held Monday January 26, 2009 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Forest
Lawn Funeral Home 3789 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby. Her Memorial Service
will be Friday January 30, 2009 at 10:00am at Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to BC Children's Hospital.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


DAVIS (BROWN) Mae Purcell Passed away January 14, 2009 at the age of
94. She is predeceased by husband Norman and Grandson Allan. Survived
by daughter Cathie, granddaughter Shari, 5 great-granddaughters
(Karen, Robyn, Jacilyn, Marilyn and Allison), granddaughter-in-law
Leanne, ex son-in-law Robert, niece Billie, several cousins, and two
special friends Marta and Simone. No service by request. Donations can
be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


(Memoriam)
In Loving Memory of my husband Paul Dedi March 24, 1962 - January 25,
2008 Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear. Fond
memories linger every day Remembrance keeps him near. With love Your
wife Im Mei
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


DELUCA Felice It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden
passing of Felice DeLuca. Felice was born in Cicciano, Napoli, Italy
on January 4th, 1930. He is predeceased by his parents Francesco and
Rachele and his sister Carolina. He is survived by his wife of 54
years Maria, daughter Lina (Frank) Franco, son Frank (Jana) Deluca,
Grandchildren Johnny (Sadie) Franco, Lisa (Rob) Marini,
great-granddaughter Livia, brother Tony (Pamela), his sisters Vincenza
(Sabato), Angela, Lucia and Rosa (Bonaventura) and his many nieces and
nephews. Prayers will be held Tuesday January 28 at 7:00 PM with a
Funeral Mass to be held Wednesday January 29th at 10:00 AM at Saint
Francis of Assissi; 2025 Napier Street Vancouver followed by
Entombment at Oceanview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made in the memory of Felice to the BC Breast Cancer Agency or the
Heart and Stroke foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/25/2009 - 1/26/2009


DYSON Thelma A remarkably strong woman and a colourful character,
passed away peacefully in the evening on January 19th after a short
and difficult battle with lung cancer. The family would like to thank
the medical staff and volunteers at the Langley Hospice for the
wonderful care she received. Thelma was born in Winnipeg and moved out
to Steveston in 1966. She moved to Aldergrove in 1993 with her son
Shane, daughter-in-law Leslie, and her three grandsons Nicholas, Kerry
and Toby. She was a woman with many skills and interests. She was a
thoroughbred racehorse enthusiast, a cannery worker, a volunteer at
the Peretz Centre and Century House, a quilter and an active dancer.
The family invites her friends and other family members to come
celebrate her life on Tuesday, February 3 at 2 p.m. at the Centennial
Community Centre, 65 E. 6th Ave., New Westminster.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


ESARY George November 6, 1919 - August 21, 2008Thank you family and
friends who attended our Open House to share memories of George.
"Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday But missing you is the
heartache that never goes away." With all our love, The Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/18/2009 - 1/25/2009


EVANS TrevorTrevor, very much loved father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather passed away peacefully at Vernon, BC on January 14th
at 88 years of age with his daughter Judy at his side. Cherishing his
memory are his three children, Brian (New Zealand), Judy (Maple
Ridge), and Lisa (White Rock). He will also be very much missed by his
7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and extended family members in
Britain. Dad was predeceased by his son David, his wife Kay, and his
long term companion Elizabeth Duncan. Dad was born December 25th, 1920
in Pontypridd, South Wales and immigrated to Canada in 1947 following
his war service in the RAF. He settled in New Westminster for many
years and later moved to the Okanagan where he retired from the
Provincial Government as a regional director of the Department of
Labour at the age of 59. Dad continued to enjoy a very active
lifestyle into his 80's enjoying many interests including golf,
lawnbowling, dancing, camping, bridge, and canasta. His greatest joy
was his family and he so looked forward to their many visits with him
in the Okanagan where he loved living. Dad had an extremely kind and
gentle nature, was a true first class gentleman with incredible
integrity, was always thoughtful, considerate and cheerful and was
never without a welcoming smile. Dad's wonderful sense of humor was
shining through to the end. He was a rare and precious gem who left
all who knew him with a very special love of him and memories that
will last a lifetime. Dad, you will be forever loved and sadly missed.
In respect of Dad's wishes there will be no service held. There will
be a family gathering when the crocuses and daffodils begin to bloom
and the breeze is warm. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish
to do so, may send a donation in Dad's memory to the Alzheimer's
Society of BC at 300 - West 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


FINDLAY Elsie May (nee Morse) Elsie passed away peacefully on January
18, 2009 at Buchanan Lodge. Born May 18, 1910 in Pontypridd, Wales.
Predeceased by her husband Jim Findlay December 1986. Survived by her
daughter Barbara Reynolds, sons Doug (Edie), Bob (Joyce), Norm
(Karen), 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 7
great-great-grandchildren and one brother Ray (Gloria) Morse. Elsie
was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a strong
independent woman who loved to sew, knit, garden, cook and shop. She
will be dearly missed. The Findlay family would like to thank Buchanan
Lodge for the kind care and attention given to Elsie. A celebration of
life will take place at a later date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/25/2009


FORRESTER Thelma Eileen December 26, 1915 - January 10, 2009 It is
with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother at
Richmond Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Douglas in 1983
and son Gordon in 1994. Survived by daughter Eileen (Howard), son Ross
(Heather) Kamloops. Daughter-in-law Elaine, Wetaskiwin, Alberta.
Grandchildren Shelley (Alan), Rod, Carla (Anton), Paul, Adam (Jenn)
and Derek. Great-grandchildren Chad, Jared, Paris, Jasmine, Sierra and
Brock. The family would like to thank her caregivers at Minoru
residence. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February
7th at 2:30 PM at Gilmore Park United Church, 8060 No. 1 Road,
Richmond.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/26/2009


FRASER Florence (nee Hansen) In her 90th year, after a long illness,
at Vancouver General Hospital, on January 13, 2009, holding the hand
of her beloved son. Born December 29, 1919 to Norwegian immigrants on
a remote homestead in Northern Alberta, Florence was raised there and
then in Edmonton but moved to Vancouver in 1950 when her late husband
Kenn was transferred here by Canadian Pacific Airlines. Predeceased by
him in 1999, she is survived by her loving son Jim (Trish), her
brother Bennie Hansen, of St. Albert, Alberta, her Aunt Peggy Holt, of
Carstairs, Alberta, many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and
grandnephews, and many, many loving family members, neighbours and
friends. Florence will long be remembered for her sincerity, kindness
and friendliness, her love of children, family and friends, her
concern for the misfortunes and feelings of others, her joy in the
good things in life, and her determination to age with grace. She was
a lifelong member of the United Church of Canada and served quietly
and diligently for decades as a Member of the Mary Martha Unit of the
United Church Women at the former Fraserview United Church in
Vancouver. Funeral at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 31, 2009, Wilson
Heights United Church, 1634 E. 41st Ave., Vancouver, B.C., Tel.
604-325-9944, Fax 604-325-3835; followed by a reception at the church;
graveside service with interment at 3:00 P.M., Ocean View Burial Park,
4000 Imperial St., Burnaby, B.C. Flowers will be welcome at the
church. Any donations in Florence's memory may be made to your
favourite charity or charities; she was sure that you would make good
choices, and hopeful that your gifts would help people who need help.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


FULLERTON Judith Fearn Born on April 25, 1951, Judi passed away
suddenly on January 3, 2009. Predeceased by her parents, George and
Mary in 2005. Loved and missed by her daughter Jennifer, son Ryan,
sister Wendy, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial
service will be scheduled and announced at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


GILLEY - Robert A ("Bob") November 5, 1909 - January 15, 2009 Bob will
be remembered fondly by his son Keith and daughter-in-law Margaret,
his grandchildren Jason (Jan), Susannah Lewis (Dan), and Cameron, and
his great-grandchildren Joe and Sophie Lewis, Colin and Bridget
Gilley. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February
6, at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 37th and Larch, Vancouver.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/23/2009 - 1/25/2009


GIOTTO Giuseppe The family of Giuseppe Giotto, born on December 11,
1921 in Volpago del Montello, Italy is sad to say that he passed away
peacefully on January 17, 2009 in Vancouver. He is survived by his
loving wife of 49 years Silvana, children Tony (Angela), Rita (John),
grandchildren, Gianluca, Giuliana, Austin, Sheldon and Jackson,
brother Orlando and relatives in Italy. The Funeral Mass will be held
in Italian on Monday, January 26 at 10 am at St. Francis of Assisi:
2025 Napier Street, Vancouver with entombment to follow at Ocean View
Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of of Giuseppe
to the BC Lung Association or to a charity of your choice would be
greatly appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/23/2009 - 1/25/2009


GORDON Mary Teresa Mary Teresa Gordon, known to all as Tess, left us
on January 20, 2009. Tess was predeceased by her sister Ruth MacLeod,
her brothers Fred and Frank Gordon and sisters-in-law Isabel Gordon
and Molly Gordon. Tess was born on February 19, 1912 in Vancouver and
grew up in Anyox, B.C. at a time when no one locked their doors and
the entire town was one huge family. Being the third eldest of four in
a single parent family helped Tess to become the independent spirit we
all loved and admired. Tess left school at a young age, attended
Sprott Shaw bookkeeper training and emerged onto the work scene. The
societal rules of the time that governed young women irked her a great
deal. She felt that if Katherine Hepburn could wear trousers, so could
she. By the time she was in her mid 20's, tired of working in a
drycleaners and wanting an adventure, she took a job in Hedley at the
Granby Copper Mine until 1953. That year she joined Allied
Shipbuilders where she stayed until she retired in 1979. Tess was an
outspoken lover of life. The moon fascinated her because of its
ability to shed light on the darkest recesses of the world. She was
always up for an adventure, be it a meal in a new restaurant or a
drive to rediscover an area she had not visited in some time. She
found joy in every day and would laughingly tell us the secret to her
long life was the fact that she never married, never had children of
her own and found something to laugh at everyday - even if it was to
laugh at herself. Tess will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews,
grandnieces and nephews and many friends. Those who knew Tess and wish
to celebrate her life are invited to attend a Memorial Tea in her
honour on Saturday, January 31, 2 - 4pm at Silver Harbour Centre, 144
East 22nd Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 4L5. In lieu of flowers, a
donation can be sent to Silver Harbour Centre.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/26/2009


(Memoriam)
PATRICK EDWARD HAMILL December 31, 1931 - January 24, 2005 From
Charles Dickens - Nicholas Nickleby "In every life, no matter how full
the purse, there is tragedy. It is the one promise life always
fulfulls, thus happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it,
but to delight in it when it comes and to add to other peoples store
of it." That is what my father taught me Kathleen (Mary Kate) It's
been four years! As a child, I loved the piggyback rides. As a woman,
you still carried me on your shoulders. You still do! My mentor, my
best friend, my amazing Dad. Love, daughter Kathleen and partner
Chris. Love, son Patrick, wife Andrina, grandsons Patrick and Andrew,
Love son Michael. Love always, Mary Ann, your loving wife of 54 years.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/23/2009 - 1/25/2009


(Memoriam)
Mary Janette Huggan April 1, 1929 - August 19, 2008 There are tears in
the heart that never reach the eyes. Strong in character, generous in
spirit. Jan and Rory, family and friends.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


HUGHES Mabel "Alice" A resident of Golden, B.C. since 1966 passed away
in Foothills Hospital, Calgary, AB on December 30, 2008 at the age of
92. Alice was predeceased by her infant son, Jimmy; husband Clarence;
half sisters Tess; Janet and Mamie; Brothers, Mark and Joe Rutherford
and sisters-in-law Eleanor and Agnes. She is survived by her children:
David "Bud" (Lorraine) Hughes; Jack (Lynne) Hughes; Shirley (Stan)
Allen; Jean (Jim) Jordan; Kaye (Boris) Jankovic and their children and
grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service
was held in Golden on January 3, 2009 and Alice's ashes will be
interred in Lillooet with husband Clarence later this year. Donations
in Alice's memory may be made to the St. Andrew's United Church
Memorial fund, PO Box 1290, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0 or to The Royal
Canadian Legion, Branch 122, PO Box 254, Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/25/2009


HUNTER Agnes It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
our mother, Agnes Hunter. Predeceased by her husband Bruce and
survived by her 7 children, 17 grandchildren and 6
great-grandchildren. Many other family and friends will remember Agnes
fondly. Agnes was a devoted mother and loved her special times with
all of her family. Fondest memories include boating with Bruce, family
days at Stanley Park, camping with the kids and most recently cruising
to Alaska. A Celebration of Life will be held at her home Wednesday,
January 28th, at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
C2B Ward at Eagleridge Hospital.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/26/2009


(Memoriam)
In Loving Memory Of Mom What would we give her hand to clasp Her
patient face to see To hear her voice, to see her smile As in the days
that used to be. But some sweet day we'll meet again Beyond the toll
and strive And clasp each others hand once more In Heaven, that happy
life - From Dianne, David, Doug (Jan), and Andrew.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 1/24/2009 - 1/25/2009


JOHNSTON Stephen Stephen was born in Gatineau, Quebec on June 26, 1953
and passed away suddenly from heart failure in Vancouver in January
2009. He is survived by his daughter, Kaitlen and brothers John and
Robert, and predeceased by his sister Betty. In the 1980's he owned
and operated Steve's Thingstuff Inc. with stores in Gastown and
Whistler. He worked in various entrepreneurial ventures in B.C.
including candle making and day trading, and lived recently on Mayne
Island before returning to Vancouver where he was an owner-operator
for Black Top Cabs. He will be remembered for his high intelligence
and knowledge of trivia, and for being a wonderful father and loyal
friend. A celebration of his life was held at the home of his
long-time friend Calvin, on Friday, January 23.
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KENNEDY John Duncan (Dunc) May 29, 1918 - January 20, 2009Predeceased
by his wife Stella (nee Pinniger) (1967) and by his wife Eilleen (nee
Sumner) (2002). Duncan leaves behind: his brothers Sid Kennedy
(Pauline) (West Vancouver) and Cameron Kennedy (Irene) (Vernon); his
sister Kaye Storer (White Rock) and sister-in-law Mary Kennedy (New
Westminster) and their families. Also loved and missed by his
children: Lynne (Dennis) (Kelowna), Rae (White Rock), Duncan (Cindy)
(White Rock), Susan (Gary) Bonsan (Vernon), Joan (Victoria) and Louise
Venables (White Horse, Yukon); plus 11 grandchildren and 9
great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at Deer Lake
United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby, on Monday February 9, 2009
at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please act in Duncan's name the next
time you have an opportunity to help out another. It was his reason
for living such a long and active life.
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(Memoriam)
In Loving Memory of my Mother Ann Kojic Each night I kneel, and for
your soul I pray, and Mom I miss you terribly, to this very day - Love
forever, Elizabeth
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LJUBISIC Blazenka (nee Boskovic) It is with heavy hearts that we
announce the passing of Blazenka on January 14, 2009. She was born in
Pec, Yugoslavia, on July 19, 1937. She died peacefully in her sleep at
home with family, following a short battle with cancer. She lived a
very full life dedicated to her friends and family, always pointing
them to Jesus Christ her Lord and Saviour. We rejoice that we will see
her again on the resurrection morning when Jesus returns for His
redeemed. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Milenko
Ljubisic January 16, 2008. She is survived by her daughter Lilo
Ljubisic and husband Rob Andersen; son Ray Ljubisic and wife Tamie;
sister Melita Dawson; niece Aleksandra Fetchuk and her son Adam;
embraced daughter Ljiljana Spasojevic and her family, and many good
friends and family. A celebration of Blazenka's life will be held
January 26th at 11 a.m. at the New Westminster Seventh-day Adventist
Church, 7925 - 10th Ave., Burnaby. Burial service to follow at the
Robinson Memorial Park Cemetery, 621 Robinson St., Coquitlam. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be given to the Cuba Fund, New Westminster
Seventh-day Adventist Church. Blazenka will be sadly missed, but
lovingly remembered.
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LYNCH Muriel Joyce 1916 - 2009 Muriel Joyce Lynch (nee: Stewart)
passed away peacefully at Heron Grove Care Facility on January 22nd,
2009 at the age of 92 years. She is survived by her loving friends and
caregivers, Mark Andretta and Beverley Zaetsoff, both of Vernon;
half-sister, Dorothy Miller of Campbell River, B.C.; nephew, Roy
(Jackie) Lewendon of Vernon; cousin, Eugene Lewendon of Langley, B.C.;
and her dear friends, Sharon Monroe and Bertha (Aurele) Croteau, both
of Vernon. Muriel was predeceased by her loving husband, Lawrence in
1987 and her dear brother, Ken Stewart in 1999. The Funeral Service
will be held on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 in the chapel of
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating.
Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. Arrangements have been
entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home 4303 Pleasant Valley Road
Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 250-542-4333 On-line memorial: www.mem.com
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MAKOWSKI Sandra "Louise" December 9, 1951 - January 17, 2009 Passed
away January 17th after a hard fought battle with cancer. She leaves
behind her son Rob (Kathy) and daughter Tracy (John) and her beloved
grandsons Nicholas and Mitchell as well an extended family and many
close friends A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday January 31st
at the Ashcroft Community Hall at 1:00 pm in lieu of flowers donations
can be made to the Kamloops Hospice or Canadian Red Cross.
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MASSEY Kathleen (Kay) Ruth Passed away suddenly and quietly on
Thursday January 15, 2009 in her 86th year at Eagle Ridge Hospital.
She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Barb (Bill) Maslin;
nephews John (Sylvia), Allan (Cathy), Mike (Bonnie), Andrew (Sue);
Niece Barb (Bob). At Kay's request, no service will be held.
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MATUSZAK Grzegorz Gregory passed away suddenly on January 17, 2009 at
the age of 58 years. He will be missed by his loving wife Zofia,
daughter Agata, son Michael, sister Iwona and her family. Church
service will be held on Tuesday, January 27 at 11:30 am at St.
Casimir's Catholic Polish Parish; 1187 E. 27 Ave., Vancouver. Cemetery
service, 1:30pm Ocean View, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby. Gregory will
always be alive in the happy memories of his family and friends.
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MCBRYAN Hugh Aaron Passed away peacefully at 79 years of age in Port
Alberni, BC on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 with his family by his
side. Predeceased by 5 brothers and 1 sisters including his brother
John who predeceased him by 1 day and his daughter Lorraine. Hugh is
survived by 5 children: Randy, Eileen, Glenn and his wife Kathy,
Sharon and her husband Tim and Karen; 11 grandchildren: Joanne,
Christopher, Kyle, Ben, Rebecca, Rick, Trevor, Alexandra, James, Axel
and Karlee as well as his sister Ruth Krebs of Edmonton, Alberta and
great granddaughter Kiera. Hugh served as a gunner during the Korean
conflict. He lived for many years in Maple Ridge until following his
retirement he moved to Port Alberni to be closer to the coast where he
could fish and enjoy outdoors. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00
am on Tuesday, January 28, 2009 at Burkeview Funeral Chapel, 1340
Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam with burial to follow in Maple Ridge
Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Ty Watson House
Hospice and request that if desired donations in Hugh's memory be made
to the Alberni Hospice Society, 2649-2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y
1Z8.Chapel Of Memories Funeral Directors - 723-3633
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MEIER Katharina (Katie) nee Goetz Katie was born February 27, 1930 in
Nieder-Chortitza, Ukraine. She passed away January 9, 2009 at the age
of 78 in Richmond, BC. Katie is survived by Paul, her loving husband
of 57 years; 2 children, Richard and Anna; 4 grandchildren, Brian,
Lindsay, Jamie and Correy; great-grandson, Alexander; sister, Erna
Schapansky; and many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by older sister
Anna Kuester; younger brother Henry Goetz; and five brothers who all
died early in their lives. September 9, 2008 Katie was admitted to
hospital for lip surgery (cancer). Multiple complications ensued
resulting in her transfer to extended care on October 1. Her condition
declined and she suffered agonizingly until January 9 when, with her
daughter at her side, she peacefully passed into the hands of the
Lord. Katie was an inspiration. Her love for her family was
unconditional. She was kind, loving, compassionate and generous. She
is greatly missed, but will live forever in our hearts! On Friday,
January 30, 2009, funeral services will be held at Martin Luther
Church (505 E. 46 Ave, Vancouver / 604-325-0550). Viewing at 9:00 am,
followed by the service at 10:30 am.
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MELQUIST Barry Passed away peacefully on January 22, 2009 at the age
of 55. Survived by his wife Jeanne; daughters Michelle (Devon)
Blanchet, Stacey Melquist (Steven Dasilva); grandson Cole; mother
Norma Cure?; brothers Alan (Jeanette) Melquist, Calvin (Karen)
Melquist; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held
at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 27th at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625
North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Crossroads Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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MENARD Dr. Michael Reald Dr. Michael Reald Menard, 59, passed away
Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie,
Ontario. Born in Calgary, Alberta on February 14, 1949. He is survived
by his wife, Dr. Erin Ellison; mother Sibyl; sister Renae Knott,
brothers Robert (Bob) and James (Jim); three children (with first
wife, Dixie Ingram): daughters Sarah and Jennifer; son Tyler. He was
preceded in death by his father Reald. Throughout a career beginning
with undergraduate degrees in physics, and continuing through combined
MD/PhD into the specialty of Rehabilitation Medicine, he had been a
researcher into fields as diverse as cloud physics, physiology of frog
muscle, and magnetic spectra in exercise. His professional
affiliations included professor of anatomy at the University of
British Columbia, consultant physiatrist at St. Paul's Hospital and
Workers' Compensation Board in Vancouver, and director of physiatry
with the Auckland Health Board in New Zealand. A celebration of his
life will be held on Saturday, January 31 at 12:30 p.m. at the Coast
Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox St., Vancouver.
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MOLINARI Giuseppe Passed away on January 07, 2009 in Vancouver, B.C.
He is survived by his beloved wife Anna Maria, son Michele, and
daughter Francesca. Giuseppe was the founder and operator of B.C.
Gelati Ltd. (a.k.a. Caffe Piccolo), located at Broadway and Spruce
since May 1998. A Celebration of Giuseppe's Life will be held on what
would have been his 67th Birthday on January 29, 2009 in the private
room at Goldfish Pacific Kitchen, located at 1118 Mainland Street in
Vancouver, between 3pm - 6pm. Please use the separate entrance to the
private room. Arrangements entrusted to A Simple Cremation.
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MURRAY Alex Born May 7, 1924 in Bagot, Manitoba, passed away
peacefully on January 16, 2009. Predeceased by his son Brian Alexander
Murray. Survived by his wife Beda "Johnnie"; brothers James (Gladys)
Murray and Bill (Ann) Pratt; sister-in-law Beth O'Neil; brother-in-law
Bob O'Neil and many other nieces, nephews, and friends. Alex was in
the Navy for 20 years (1941-1961) serving in the Pacific Coast, North
Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, and Korea Wars. After retiring from
the Navy, Alex worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs until his
retirement. No Service to be held at Alex's request.
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MURRAY Robert L. February 24, 1942 - January 22, 2009It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of Robert L. Murray of New
Westminster, BC on January 22, 2009 with his loving partner Loretta by
his side. Brother Murray was a member of the Cement Masons' and
Plasterers' Union, Local 919. He will be greatly missed by all who
knew him. A public viewing will be held on January 29, 2009 at the
Columbia Bowell Funeral Chapel, 219 6th Street, New Westminster, BC
between 6:30 - 7:30pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter's Roman
Catholic Church, 330 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC on Friday,
January 30, 2009 at 12:00pm with reception to follow. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Society. Special
thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital.
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NIELSEN Richard Martin Dalsgaard 18 September 1972 - 18 January 2009It
is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely death
of our beloved Richard: a husband and father, son, brother, cousin,
nephew, and friend. He will be terribly missed. Memorial Services will
be held at the Danish Lutheran Church at 6010 Kincaid Street, in
Burnaby, on January 27th at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, a donation to
either the Danish Lutheran Church or to the Canadian Diabetes
Association would be appreciated. Richard is survived by: his wife,
Andrea; daughter, Denise; son, Dylan; parents, Doris and Knud;
brother, David (Kate); and numerous relatives in Canada, the USA, and
Denmark.
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NITSUI Eugene March 22, 1948 - January 17, 2009With sad hearts we wish
to announce the passing of Eugene. He was preceded in death by his
father Yoshio (Roy) Nitsui and mother Shizuko Nitsui to whom he was
very close. Eugene was a quiet soul, loved to fish and had compassion
for the less fortunate, especially those at Vancouver Children's
Hospital. He is survived by three brothers, Jack, Mike and Jun, a
close friend Rhonda, a number of relatives and an extended adoptive
family. We wish to thank the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital who cared
for him in his last days. No service will be held.
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NOYES Elsie Margaret Born May 10, 1924, passed away peacefully at
Peace Arch Hospital Weatherby Pavilion on January 17, 2009. She is
lovingly remembered by her 3 sons Gordon (Carole), Rick (Janielle) and
Warren (Sharon); 6 grandchildren, Lee, Adrea, Jamie, Candace, Ashley,
and Kevin; 3 great-grandchildren Kendell, Amon and Lucas; sister
Marjorie Gueulette, nieces, nephews, many relatives and close friends.
We will all miss her sense of humour, her laugh at a good joke and her
caring ways. No service by Elsie's request. A special thank you to Dr.
Leanne Schuman and the incredible staff at Weatherby Pavilion for all
of their love and care of Mom. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC
Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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NUNN Charlotte Gladys Joan (nee Mclaren) June 7th, 1936 - January 20,
2009Our beloved, Joan, went Home to be with her Redeemer and Friend,
Jesus Christ, on January 20, 2009, while surrounded by her loving
family. Joan will be deeply missed by her adoring husband, Derek, of
47 years, son Peter, daughters Shauna (Peter), Lexi (Sheldon),
grandchildren Jesse, Anna, Lexi, and Angus, sisters Anne and Betty,
brother John and many extended family and dear friends. Joan was loved
by all who knew her, and we will greatly miss her love for us. A
memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on
Wednesday, January 28th at 2:00pm at Parksville Baptist Church, 550
Pym St., Parksville, B.C., with a reception and tea to follow.
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ODEGARD Einar Ingolf February 13, 1932 - January 22, 2009 It is with
great sadness that our family announces Einar's passing. He was
predeceased by his father Bjarni, mother Maria, eldest son Arnt
(Vicki), and his mother-in-law Gunhild (Erik). He is survived by his
loving wife of 56 years Gun; son Bert (Caroline); daughter Ann (Rob);
grandchildren Richard (Tina), Jason (Mami), Stephanie, Marc-Andre,
Chris, Megan, Aleena, Robbie; great-grandchildren James, Christopher,
Selena, Mattias, Erika; many nieces and nephews; and extended family
in BC, Sweden, and Norway. Einar was born in Alesund, Norway, and grew
up in Stockholm, Sweden. He graduated from trade school as an
electrician at 18. In 1952, he married Gun and later that year they
were delighted by the arrival of their first child, Arnt. From 1953 to
1954, he completed his mandatory military service. Then in 1956, he
and his family immigrated to Vancouver and shortly thereafter welcomed
the birth of second son, Bert. Not long after, he settled in North
Vancouver and eventually bought his Langworthy home in 1958. In 1966,
he was thrilled by the arrival of his daughter, Ann. He worked as a
journeyman electrician (IBEW 213) throughout BC, and worked as far
away as the Canary Islands on an observatory. He was a keen competitor
in many sports, especially European Team Handball, ice hockey, floor
hockey, and soccer. As an avid outdoors person, he loved to hunt,
fish, and camp and shared these passions with family and friends. He
will be remembered for his playfulness, his willingness to always lend
a hand, and the great memories he gave to us. A celebration of Einar's
life will be held at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver at
1:00 pm on Saturday, January 31, 2009. All are welcome. In lieu
flowers, please donate to BC Children's Hospital.
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OSELLAME Luigi Born in Volpago Del Montello, Treviso, Italy, on
January 5, 1913, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2009, in
Vancouver, B.C. Predeceased in 1998 by his loving wife, Ida. He is
survived by his sisters, Marina, Lina (Dino), Zelinda, his
sister-in-law Isena, and his many nieces and nephews. Luigi was an
avid gardener. He worked as a gardener for many years keeping the
U.B.C. Boulevards in impeccable condition. Upon his retirement he
continued with his love of gardening much to the benefit of his
relatives and neighbours. The family would like to thank the staff at
Columbus Residence for the loving care given to Luigi these last two
years. Prayers will be offered on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 7:30
p.m. at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 27 at 10:00
a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 480 E. 47th Avenue, Vancouver.
Entombment to follow at the South Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park,
Burnaby. Condolences may be offered to the family at
www.bellburnaby.com
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PALMER Joyce Evelyn Peacefully broke the bond's of Alzheimer's to
"touch the face of God", January 13th, 2009. She was born July 20th,
1929 in Vancouver. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years
David, brother Norman (Colleen), sons Brad (Susan) and Ben (Laura) and
Grandsons, Bradyn, Dustin and John. She will be sorely missed but
never forgotten. The family would like to thank all of the staff at
Normanna Rest Home. No service by request.
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PARSONS Millage Fintin "Mel" Born February 22, 1931, died peacefully
on January 19, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, surrounded
by friends after a brief battle with cancer. Mel was raised in Fox
Island River, N.L., and served with the PPCLI in the Korean Conflict.
He raised his five children in Burnaby, B.C., and retired to Judique.
He is survived by children, Heather Brookes (Madeleine, Hannah and
Nicola), Gordon (Christopher), Donald, Lory, and Ellie (Zack and
Samantha). He is also survived by sisters, Marg Gerrie and Ann Pert;
brothers, Andrew, John and Joe Parsons. Mel was predeceased by his
loving wife Margaret; grandson, Joseph and brother, Leo. Visitation
was in the Judique Chapel of Inverness Funeral Home, Wednesday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, January 22 at
11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church, Judique with Father Allan MacMillan
officiating, burial followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial
donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences
may be sent to: invernessfuneral at ns.aliantzinc.ca .
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PAULL Frank E. October 22, 1914 - January 21, 2009 It is with sadness
that we announce the passing of a beloved dad and husband. He
contributed to the WWII by being a Royal Canadian Air Force mechanic.
With family and friends by his side Frank passed away of old age in
his sleep. Resident of Surrey for 50 years and a worker at Domtar,
beside the Patella bridge. Lover of his home, music and wine making. A
Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, January 27 at 2pm in Surrey at
the Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 - 72 Ave., Surrey. No flowers
please.
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PESTO Robert Stephen (Bob) November 1,1921 - January 16, 2009 Robert
Pesto passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on January 16,
2009. Beloved husband of Gail Pesto, loving father of Randy, Roddy,
and Rick Pesto and step-children Rodney and Cindy Anderson. Robert was
predeceased by his brother Al Pesto. Robert served in the Royal
Canadian Air Force in World War II. After serving in the War, he came
to Vancouver where he worked in automobile and Housing Development
sales. Robert's favourite pastimes were golf, gardening and spending
time with family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr.
Denegri, Dr. Pereira, Dr H. James and Dr. Rasalh, as well as the staff
at Medical Day Care, Nanaimo Lab at Nanaimo Regional Hospital. We
would also like to thank the caregivers from Homecare. A special thank
you to Catherine Burkmar from Helpful Hands for the incredible care
she had provided to Robert. Thank you to our family and friends for
their support through the course of Robert's illness. A celebration of
his life will be held January 24, 2009. In lieu of flowers donations
can be made to the B.C. Cancer Society.
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PORTER Aline Lea Marie December 13, 1929 - January 21, 2009 It is with
great sorrow that we announce the passing of Aline - mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother. Her husband Hugh predeceased her in
2006. Survived by her 5 children, Marilyn McNeill (Hugh), Deb Humphrey
(Pete), Norm, Sheila Reader (John) and Hugh Jr. (Simone), nine
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, seven sisters, two brothers
and many good friends, she will be missed by all. Mum lived a full
life with many interests that in later years included time in the
garden and greenhouse, painting with the art group, wood work in the
shop and much more, but central to her life was her family. Always
ready with a smile, a hug and words of reassurance when needed, Mum
was the strength in our family tree. Many thanks to all the staff at
the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Palliative Care ward who helped to ease
Mum through her last days. A celebration of Aline's life will be held
at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 1973 Cultra Avenue, Saanichton, BC at
1:30 PM on Thursday, January 29, 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations
in Aline's memory may be made to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital
Foundation.
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(Memoriam)
My Beloved John A. Rice May 27, 1951 - January 24, 2007 I'll always
love you. Joni, Melissa & Jenny
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RICHARDSON Stuart William June 10, 1938 - January 14, 2009The
Richardson family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Stuart
W. Richardson on January 14, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in 1938 in London, England, Stuart immigrated to Canada in 1953
to Burlington, Ontario. Stuart will be deeply missed by wife of 26
years Sherry; sons Tony (Sharon), James (Cathryn), Michael (Nino) and
Raymond; daughter Jessica; and his eight grandchildren - Jonathon,
Barbara, Linda, Amber, Trevor, Elizabeth, Katherine and Samantha;
brothers Ralph and Derek; nephews Peter, Ryan, Andrew and Mark;
stepfather Ernie Hughes, mother and father-in-law, Emma and Ken
Grimley; and brother and sister-in-law Russell and Sandie Grimley.
Stuart had a long and varied career in the fine art and graphic design
fields. He touched the lives of many of his students and fellow
artists. His great sense of humour, his strong sense of justice, his
compassion and his amazing love of life will be deeply missed by all.
He was noted as the designer of several high profile logos for a
variety of organizations. His retirement years were spent enjoying his
truest passion - putting brush to canvas. Many thanks to the
Palliative Care Unit at Peach Arch Hospital. A private Celebration of
Life to be held later this year. For more information on Stuart, his
life and career, please visit: www.swrichardson.ca . In lieu of
flowers, please send donations to the Palliative Care Unit at Peach
Arch Hospital, White Rock, B.C.
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SOUL Eileen (Lynn) April 4, 1922 - January 18, 2009It is with profound
sadness that we announce her sudden passing. Lynn is predeceased by
husband, Arthur (January 22, 2002) and will be forever loved and
missed by her family. Devoted mother to Margot (Gary), David (Joyce)
and Michael, cherished grandmother of Chris, Mark (Jolene), Kevin
(Amy) and Colin, she will also be missed by Jake, Devon and Kyla.
Although there is a void without her in our lives, as she enriched
ours everyday, she will live forever in the hearts of those she
touched so deeply. Lynn, born in Wales, came to Canada as a war bride
then worked for BC Tel in New Westminster until her retirement. Lynn
was an incredible friend to all and touched many people with her warm
smile and generous spirit. Her family asks you to remember nice times
spent with her, and be comforted in knowing she lived her life as she
wished, independent and vibrant to her last days. Please visit
www.remembering.ca to sign Lynn's guestbook and contribute thoughts
and recollections, as there will be no service. "To live in the hearts
we leave behind is not to die"
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SPENCER Bertha 14th October 1927 - 13th January 2009 Predeceased by
husband Harold, February 2002. Greatly missed by Daughters Diane
(Ray), Susan (Phil) and Gillian (Max); Granddaughters Jane and Amy;
Sister Cathy and family members in UK and Susan's step family. Thanks
to Bertha's friends and neighbours at Spencer Green for their kindness
and friendship. Celebration of life February 21st at 2:30pm, Spencer
Green Clubhouse, 21138 88th Avenue, Langley, BC.
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(Memoriam)
SPERRING Thomas Pass away January 27 1989 "20" years have passed
Memory Drifts to Scenes Long Past, Time Rolls on, But Memories Last.
Still Missed. With Love Diana and Family
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STARK Christopher "Chris" Peter Born on October 1, 1964 in New
Westminster, BC and passed away January 17, 2009 at Surrey Memorial
Hospital. He is predeceased by his father Michael Stark. He is
survived by his mother Doris; siblings Linda (Gerald), Janice (Case),
Gary, Debbie (Brian), Kevin (Maree), and Shelley (Mike); numerous
nieces and nephews; as well as extended family and friends. He was
active in Special Olympics and enjoyed bowling every Sunday. A
Celebration of Chris's Life will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2009
at 2:00pm at Arbor Chapel, Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14660 - 72
Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Special Olympics "Surrey", c/o Marlene Davison, 11601 Summit Crescent,
North Delta, BC V4E 2Z1.
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STEELE Wilma Margaret May 29, 1934 - January 15, 2009Those beautiful
blue eyes have closed one last time. Wilma was predeceased by her
loving husband Jim (2006). She will be deeply missed by daughters,
Debra, Sharon, Sharlene and grandchildren Karli and Clayton as well as
a caring family and many great friends. A Celebration of Life will be
held on Saturday, January 31st, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Royal
Canadian Legion, 12101 - 224th Street, Maple Ridge, B.C.
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STOUSE Edward George It is with great sadness that the family of
Edward George William Stouse announces his passing at the age 82, into
God's welcoming arms on Monday, January 19, 2009, in Maple Ridge, BC.
Eddy was born August 13, 1926 in Macklin, Saskatchewan, the eighth
child of a family of 10 children. He grew up in the Vancouver area,
eventually working as a longshoreman and later as an Electrical & Gas
Inspector for the Federal Government. He was also in the navy reserve
during WWII. He set his sights on a young woman, Beryl Smith and they
married on September 12, 1953 at Holy Name Church in Vancouver. Then
came 3 children, and the family home in Coquitlam. Eddy is survived by
his loving wife of 55 years, Beryl, sons Paul (Leslie) and Chris (Ann)
and daughter Laura, as well as 4 grandchildren, Melissa, Ben, Holly
and Jessica, brother Bill Stouse (Marty) and family in Denver,
Colorado, sister Margaret Furnis and family in Whittier, California,
and sister Dorothy Patenaude and family in Nanaimo, BC, as well as
several other relatives, nieces and nephews. Eddy was a much beloved
husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed by
many people who will remember his infectious smile, and twinkle in his
eye. Eddy enjoyed coaching minor hockey and baseball in Coquitlam. He
was a long time Canucks and BC Lions fan who loved watching many a
game. The family wishes to thank the nurses on 2West at Ridge Meadows
Hospital and the staff from Fraser Home Care, for their kind and
compassionate care. Prayers will be said on the evening of Monday,
January 26th at 8:00 pm and Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, January
27th at 12:00 noon both at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 22561 - 121
Avenue, Maple Ridge, with a reception to follow at the Fraserview
Amenities office building, 22610 - 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer
Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Condolences may be sent to
www.mapleridgefuneral.ca Rest in peace, we will miss you Dad/Papa.
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SUTHERLAND Raymond Alexander Charles Passed away peacefully on January
20, 2009 at the age of 83. Predeceased by his wife Peggy in 2004. Ray
was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He wanted to see the world so
he joined the R.C.A.F. and became a Paratrooper in the Second World
War and saw fighting in Europe, including being at the battle of the
Bulge "D" Day at Normandy. Following the war, Ray was in logistics in
Quebec and later in Vancouver. Ray spent his later years at the George
Derby Centre for Veterans in Burnaby. Many thanks to all the friends
and staff members from Lower North at the Centre. Ray is survived by
his daughter Karen (Terry) Wong; son Don (Cheryl); granddaughter Shawn
(Brian) Creuzot; grandsons Tyrel Wong and Cody Sutherland; also
great-grandson Hunter, all from Prince George. Ray was also a proud
member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 118 for over 40 years. A
special thank you to the nursing staff from 5 south of the Royal
Columbian Hospital. No Service by Request. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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TANNER John It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of
John Tanner on January 14, 2009. Born June 3, 1930 at Hove, East
Sussex, England, immigrated to Canada in 1967, John was a proud
English gentleman and loyal longtime member of the R.C.L. No. 179.
Lovingly and sadly missed by his wife of 20 years, Lucille Conrad,
sister Julia (Tony), cousin Jackie (Albert), daughters Laurie, Susie
and son Kevan. A memorial service will be held at a later date at
Branch 179. Donation, if desired, may be made to the B.C. Cancer
Agency Research Centre.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/25/2009


TREGIDGO - Ron Ron passed away peacefully on January 21, 2009 at the
age of eighty-five with his family at his side. He will be lovingly
missed by his wife and best friend Muriel, a wonderful blended family
of seven children, eighteen grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Ron was a Master Shipbuilder and Master Mason and
the Founding Chairman of the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club. Ron was
always devoted to community service and very proud of his Cornish
heritage. A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, January
Twenty-eighth at two p.m. in the chapel at First Memorial Funeral
Services, Burkeview Chapel located at 1340 Dominion Avenue in Port
Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers donations to the CNIB in Ron's memory
would be greatly appreciated.
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WALKER - Thomas Elmer (Tommy) April 20, 1917 - January 10, 2009 It is
with great sadness, our family announces the loss of our father, Tom
Walker, on Saturday, January 10, 2009, in Penticton, BC. Dad passed
away peacefully at Moog & Friends Hospice House at a young 91 years of
age. He will be sadly missed by Millie, his wife of 63 years, their
children Wendy (Bob) Milligan of Prince George, Wayne (Maria) Walker
of 100 Mile House, Carole Walker, Valerie (Glenn) Tuhkala of
Penticton, 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and his older
sister, Marjorie Nelson. He grew up in Humbolt, Saskatchewan, where he
learned to work hard at a young age. That work ethic stayed with him
his entire life. Dad volunteered to serve with the Royal Canadian Air
Force in WW II as a dispatch rider. He retired in the early 80's from
MacMillan Bloedell, Canadian White Pine Division where he worked as a
cat operator loading scows on the Fraser River. He continued to work
hard in every aspect of his life. A true farmer at heart, he planted a
garden every year - big enough to supply third world countries with
veggies! He enjoyed playing cards with friends and could bluff the
best of them with his poker face. Dad loved the camaraderie by the
camp fire while hunting, but gave up his rifles when he realized it
was getting to be too difficult trudging through the bush. Dad will be
laid to rest where the campfire is always burning and the moose are in
abundance. We love you and miss you, Dad. The family would like to
thank the medical staff in Summerland for their excellent care. A
special thanks to Moog & Friends Hospice House for providing peace and
comfort as Dad continued his final journey. No service to be held at
Dad's request.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/25/2009


WILLIAMS Ruby Ellen (nee Pleasance) Passed away January 21, 2009 at
Langley Hospice. Predeceased by husband Ken (2002), twin sister Pearl
on January 12, 2009, as well as 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She will be
sadly missed by daughter Gerry (Wray), grandchildren Leah, Laurel
(Brian) and great-grandson Brandon as well as sister Mabel (Somie) and
many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM,
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at Seven Oaks Alliance Church 2575 Glawin
Road, Abbotsford. The family would like to thank: Dr. Paul Galbraith,
Dr. Gary Heffner, Dr. Thomas Park and Elaine Willberg. In Ruby's
memory donations may be made to the Langley Hospice by phone at
604-530-1115 or on line at www.canadahelps.org Personal Alternative
604-857-5779
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WIRTZ Mary Margaret (Sochaski) Born June 26, 1912, Belize, Austria
Died January 8, 2009 White Rock, BC. Mom passed away peacefully while
in hospital Thursday, January 8, 2009. She lived a long life full of
big events and wonderful experiences. She did things her way right to
the end. She is survived by her daughter Patricia McClelland and
grandson Ryan McClelland, her son Robert Wirtz, spouse Wendy Thomson
and daughter Jennifer Thomson, granddaughter Stefanie Moss and husband
Doug Moss. Celebration of her life to be held Sunday, January 25th,
2009 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Highgrove Amenities Building,
15055 - 20th Avenue, South Surrey, BC.
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