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Subject: Vancouver Sun & The Province, May 14, 2005
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Vancouver Sun & The Province, Saturday May 14, 2005 canada.com

Obituaries and Guest Books for 5/14/2005

Anderson, Madeline Annette Clozza (Borton)
ANDERSON (CLOZZA) _ Madeline Annette (nee Borton) passed peacefully on
Saturday, May 7, 2005 at home with her son Thomas by her side. Born in
Windsor, Ontario on March 11, 1921, she had been a resident of the Cowichan
Valley for 20 years. Predeceased by her husband George Anderson in 1967.
Madeline is survived by devoted spouse Emilio Clozza, of Duncan; her son
Thomas Eric Anderson (Christine) of Duncan; her sister Joyce Post (Jordan),
niece Madelaine Van Leuvan both of Torrance, California, niece Sandy (Tony)
Dikdan of Gardena, Calif., nephew Jordan Post (Kathleen) of Orange County;
and many friends and a very large Anderson Family on the Lower Mainland.
Apologies to all that could not be included by name, but that we all know.
She will be greatly missed. Madeline assisted in the running of the music
program of Surrey School District until her retirement. She had a lovely
voice that too few heard. Mom had a heart of gold and you couldn't find a
better friend. She will be missed by all and loved by many. Service to be
held as a gathering of love at the Clozza home on Wednesday, May 18, 2005
from 1:00-3:30 p.m. at 6460 McKenzie Drive, Duncan, B.C. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Madeline will join
those who have gone before and whom she loved. God Bless Mom.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 5/14/2005.
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Arbez, Mary (Macdonald)
ARBEZ _ Mary (nee Macdonald). Born July 3, 1919, passed away peacefully on
May 2, 2005. Mary was predeceased by her husband Henry. She is survived by
her sons, Charles (Valerie), Paul (Susan), Maurice, daughters Diane and
Helen (Mike) and grandsons Charles and Theo. During WWII Mary served as a
wireless operator with the Royal Canadian Air Force and more recently was
active with the Renfrew Collingwood Seniors Society. She will be remembered
for her generosity and dedication to her family and community. Memorial
service 1:30 p.m. May 21, 2005 at UBC Botanical Garden Reception Centre,
6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please support a
charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 5/14/2005.
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Atamanchuk, Mike (Memoriam)
ATAMANCHUK - Mike January 19, 1927 - May 14, 2003 Gone, but not forgotten
You will live in our hearts forever _Loving wife Olga, _ Children Bill,
Rick, Steve, Kim, Dillon and Evette
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Atley, Anne Helen
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ANNE ATLEY 1932 - 2005 Anne Helen Atley, passed away on Wednesday, May 11,
2005, in the Princeton General Hospital with her loving husband Wallie at
her side. Anne was born April 11, 1932, at High River, Alberta, eldest
daughter of Alexander and Helen Drobot. She graduated as a Registered Nurse
in January, 1954 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. Anne
had a remarkable career that lasted 35 years at Royal Columbian until her
retirement in 1989. In 1990, she and Wallie moved to Princeton, where they
have lived ever since. Some of Anne's great loves included knitting,
crocheting and especially gardening, which was always wonderful therapy for
her. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband Wallie of 48 years, of
Princeton, 1 brother, George (Pat) Drobot of Chilliwack and their children;
Kevin and Christine, 1 sister, Sheira Hiebert of North Vancouver and her
daughter Wendy (Neal). A Memorial Mass will be ce-lebrated at St. Peter's
Catholic Church in Princeton at 11:00AM Saturday, May 21, 2005, with Rev.
Father Walter Doherty presiding. A Luncheon Reception will follow. Memorial
Donations in Anne's memory may be made to the Princeton General Hospital and
Ridgewood Lodge Foundation. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care
of HANSONS' PRINCETON FUNERAL CENTRE - 250-295-6102
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Bukmeier, Wayne Frank
BUKMEIER _ Wayne Frank June 30, 1948 - May 9, 2005 Survived by his wife
Cheryl, daughter Holly, son Jason. Donations can be made to The Heart and
Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. You are invited to leave
a personal message of condolence at the family's on-line Memorial Register
at: www.personalalternative.com Personal Alternative Funeral Services
604-596-2215
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Churchill, Leonard Stanly Speed
logoCHURCHILL - Leonard Stanly "Speed" passed away peacefully in West
Vancouver on May 5th, 2005. Len was born in Vancouver on March 21st, 1905.
He distributed the Vancouver Sun as an independent agent for North and West
Vancouver for 60 years. Len was a committed Freemason for 60 years and
active in many concordant bodies. Len and Edith, his wife of 41 years,
enjoyed an active social life and traveled extensively. Ede passed away in
1991. Len was predeceased by brothers Malcolm, Bill, Reg, Albert, Ed and Pat
and sister, May. Internment will be at 11:00 a.m., May 18th at the Masonic
Cemetery at 4305 Halifax, Burnaby. There will be a memorial service at 3:00
p.m. on May 18th at St. Davids United Church at 1525 Taylor Way, West
Vancovuer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Masonic
Community Charities Cancer Car Project, 1495 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, V6H
1C9. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/13/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Cooper, James Baird Neilson
COOPER _ James Baird Neilson, aged 78 years, passed away peacefully at Lions
Gate Hospital on Monday, May 9, 2005. He will be lovingly remembered by his
children, Bob (Connie), Marianne (Fernando) and David; grandchildren,
Matthew, Christina, Kyla and Stephanie; and one sister, Mary; he was
predeceased by his wife, Olga. A Celebration of his Life will be held at
Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver, on Tuesday,
May 17, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer
Society would be gratefully appreciated. Hollyburn Funeral Home (604)
922-1221.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 5/14/2005.
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Cox, Clifford "Cliff"
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COX _ Clifford "Cliff". Born June 05, 1927 in New Westminster, BC, passed
away at 1:30 pm May 8, 2005 in Surrey Memorial Hospital. Predeceased by his
beautiful young daughter Leslie Ann and his cherished wife Margaret "Peggy".
He is survived by his loving son Greg, brothers Ray and Bill, sisters Joyce,
Rose and Lou. Cliff was a gentleman, who lived his life with steadfast grace
through the tragic death of his daughter and long illness of himself and his
wife. Cliff bravely maintained his inner strength and sense of humour to the
very end. He'll forever serve as an inspiration to his loved ones. An open
house to all will be held in Surrey on May 28th from 1:00-3:00, for the
address please call Greg at 604-980-9527. Fond remembrances and old photos
would be appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Crichton, Erica Pia
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CRICHTON _ Erica Pia, born March 10, 1924, passed away peacefully at home
May 10, 2005 after a long battle with cancer. Survived by her brother Karl,
son Andrew (Michele), daughter Heather (Ed), grandchildren Angus, Harry,
Paul and Lucas. Having grown up in Vienna, she completed high school in
England and graduated from medical school in Glasgow where she met her
husband John. After emigrating to Canada in 1952 she settled with her family
in Calgary and worked as a pathologist in the Provincial Laboratory. The
family moved to Vancouver in 1967 and Erica took on the role of
bacteriologist at St. Paul's Hospital where she stayed until her retirement.
Subsequently she pursued community service, business interests and her many
friendships. Erica was determined to live life to the fullest and enjoyed
music, her beloved house in Chemainus and above all, good conversation. A
memorial service will be held at 3:30 PM Monday, May 16 at the Unitarian
Church of Vancouver, 949 West 49th Avenue. Reception to follow at the
Jericho Tennis Club. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the UBC
Faculty of Medicine for a bursary to be established in her name.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 5/13/2005 - 5/16/2005.
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Dawson, John Phillip
DAWSON _ John Phillip, born October 5, 1929 in St. Joseph, Missouri, passed
away peacefully on April 26, 2005. He is survived by his loving family; wife
Elaine; daughters Elizabeth and Karen; son Chris (Andrea) and granddaughters
Alexandra, Isabella and Karis. John was a graduate of the University of
Missouri and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy before starting his
life's work as a banker. John loved a challenge and he loved to win. His
independent spirit and humour will be missed by all who knew him. A
reception for family and friends will be held at Pat's Place, 445 13th
Street, West Vancouver on May 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 5/14/2005.
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Donaldson, Kenneth Cromwell
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DONALDSON _ Kenneth Cromwell, Ph.D., P.Eng., born June 15th, 1944, passed
away at home in Vancouver, May 4th, 2005 after a year long battle with
cancer. Predeceased by first wife Marg (Cameron) (1986) and his father
Cromwell (1996). Survived by his and Marg's devoted children Jenny (Wilson)
and Chris, loving mother and stepfather Florence and Charlie Dodwell, wife
Linda and stepbrother Pat Dodwell. Ken also left behind a close network of
friends and extended family. A brilliant man intellectually, Ken lived his
life the way he built his Metallurgical Engineering business, Bacon
Donaldson with a high level of acheivement, creativity and the utmost
integrity. His awesome knowledge, immense kindness and quirky sense of
humour will be missed by all. A gathering to celebrate Ken's life will be
held at Cecil Green Park, UBC, May 18th, 1pm - 3pm. In lieu of flowers, a
blood donation to your nearest Canadian Blood Services Centre, or a
financial donation to the Galiano Health Care Centre would be appreciated.
For info:
Published in The Province from 5/8/2005 - 5/14/2005.
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Dorey, Norman (Memoriam)
Dorey, Norman February 19, 1927 - May 14, 2002 Today recalls the memory of
one who's gone away and those who think of him today are those who loved him
best. May the winds of love blow gently and whisper so you may hear, that we
love you and miss you and wish that you were here. - Your loving family.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Dunsmore, James Alexander
DUNSMORE _ James Alexander 1918 - 2005 Our Dad passed away peacefully last
month at his loving home at Fraserview Lodge. No doubt, he was happy to
leave behind his aged body and dance in the clouds with our Mom who
predeceased him at Christmastime. It was difficult for us to watch our
beloved father struggle with Alzheimer's, but even now just a few weeks
after, we are able to remember him as the funny, strong, and remarkable
gentleman he was for most of his precious life. Dad wore many hats during
his 87 years, literally and figuratively. Photos over the years show Dad
hiding his progressively balding head with some kind of memorable covering.
We cherish the cap he wore so proudly as part of the WWII Navy. We smirk at
the silly hats he dreamed up for special event costumes. We smile at the
dapper fedoras he wore as he worked his way from salesman to senior manager
for Crown Zellerbach Pine Paper. But whether he was wearing the "hat" of
husband, father, boss or friend, he was always a man of true integrity,
kindness, and honesty. While some people may have used sports to further
their careers, Dad participated for the sheer enjoyment of it. He enjoyed
golfing with the boys (high score wins, right?). He adored fishing (do
bloated spawning fish scooped with a net count?). But above all, he was the
best sideline cheerleader for anything his family engaged in, whether it was
sports, scholastics, or just plain living. Dad was always the guy we came to
when we needed gentle encouragement, honest criticism, or something fixed.
While he may have taken longer than other dads to build that gazebo, paint
those walls, or invent that turkey lifter, he always did a perfect job. His
favourite tinkering was probably done in the garden: roses for him and
pansies for Mom. But no matter what he was fiddling with, he did it with
tremendous conviction, love and a wonderful sense of humour. It was never
for himself it was always for his family. Dad is remembered and loved, by
daughter Lynne (Colin), daughter Gail, son Jim (Christy), brother Jack,
sister Barbara (Wayne), the grandchildren, the great-grandchildren, and a
large extended family of relatives and friends. Please join us in a
celebration of Dad's life on May 21, 2005, 2:00pm, at Richmond Funeral Home,
8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the
Alzheimer's Society or the Diabetes Society would be appreciated.

Published in the Vancouver Sun on 5/14/2005.
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Ewen, John Stephen "Jack"
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EWEN _ John Stephen (Jack). With deep sorrow we announce the passing of our
father and grandfather. Born March 15, 1917, Calgary Alberta, Jack died May
10, 2005 in New Westminster. Jack was predeceased by his loving wife Shirley
in April 1987. He is survived by his son Chris and his wife Glory; grandson
Stephen; son Michael and his wife Leanne and their children Chris, Matthew
and Patrick. After graduation from UBC he served as a Captain in the
Canadian Army during World War II. He was a lifelong member and Past
President of Kiwanis, member of Queens Avenue United Church, and served as
Clerk of Sessions for twenty years. He volunteered and served on numerous
local committees including the Seniors Bureau and Irving House. Jack was a
consummate professional educator serving as Principal at Cariboo Hill
Secondary, MacPherson Park Secondary and Alpha Secondary, retiring in 1979
to relax and travel. From the time Jack and Shirley retired they traveled
extensively to places such as Russia and Europe and went on numerous cruises
until her passing. Jack continued to travel spending months in Australia,
Hawaii and Mexico wherever there was sun and it was hot, always trying to
maintain his tan. All who knew and met him will remember Jack as a kind,
gentle, compassionate and caring individual with an easygoing manner. He had
a wonderful sense of humour and a great love for his family. Jack lived a
full and happy life, and will be missed by all who knew him. A Memorial
Service will be held at Queens Avenue United Church on Thursday, May 19 at 2
pm. Reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the BC Cancer Society and the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Fairbairn, Earl Orson
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FAIRBAIRN _ Earl Orson September 14, 1913- April 24, 2005 Predeceased by his
wife Ella and his little canine companion "Tippy". Survived by his sons
Larry (Linda), Michael (Barbara) and Joe; his daughters Lynn Cramp and
Melayen Harvey; brother Frank; and sisters Ethel and Betty Carson (Kit). He
was close to his 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren as well as
niece Betty Cox (George). Earl was a very talented and creative man who was
always open to a new challenge. He worked for many years as a heavy-duty
mechanic. He then went back to school at age 50, to become a Stationary
Engineer. Eventually he worked and retired, from the Vancouver School Board,
in this capacity. He had a life long affair with anything with a motor and
wheels. This was evident in the way he restored old Studebakers after his
retirement. He and Ella belonged to the Studebaker Club for many years,
driving a Studebaker in parades and to meets in Canada and the US. From
early adulthood Earl survived multiple severe motorcycle/vehicle accidents.
He had remarkable recuperative powers and never let these accidents defeat
him. His family owes him homage for teaching them about courage in the face
of adversity, and digging deep to find the courage to carry on no matter
what. Also, that it was good to be a bit of a rebel. He had the creative
ability to make the humblest of surroundings into admirable accommodations.
In his world all was made of gold and there was never a reason to feel
inferior to anyone. Ever. His remains have been cremated. A private memorial
service will be held in the lower mainland the first weekend of June. Earl's
ashes will be interred beside his wife of 60 years in Langley Lawn Cemetery.
He will be missed by his family and friends. His family would like to thank
the people of Grand Forks who helped, assisted, acknowledged and befriended
Earl during the 15 years he resided in the community. Special thanks to
Mary, Kathy and Kendra Roy, Aaron Nicholson, Barb Nicholson, Tim and Carrie
and family, his friends in the Grand Forks Post Office, the A&W staff, RCMP,
Toews Funeral Home, all the medical personnel who worked with Earl through
the years.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/17/2005.
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Fawcett, Lillian "Lil" (Grant)
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FAWCETT _ Lillian "Lil" (nee Grant) born January 4, 1912 in Cumberland, BC,
passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on April 30, 2005 in West Vancouver.
BC. Predeceased by her husband, George (1993), she will be deeply missed by
her daughter, Heather Aston, sister, Jessie (Dick), niece, Jane (Doug),
nephews, Robert (Joan), Rick (Arleen), Luther (Janis) and Mac. Originally
from Victoria BC, (where she met and married George), Lil moved to West
Vancouver in 1954 where she enjoyed each and every moment! Her tenacious
spirit was revealed in her strength of character, honesty and great sense of
humour. Thank you to the nursing staff at Capilano Care for their excellent
care. There will not be a service by request, however a celebration of her
life will be set at a later date for July. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Children's Hospital.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 5/14/2005.
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Greville, Phyllis (Pratt)
GREVILLE _ Phyllis (nee Pratt) Passed away peacefully on May 7, 2005 in
Toronto. Predeceased by her beloved husband Arthur. Much loved mother of
Marguerite and Elizabeth. Cherished granny of David, Peter and Susan. Born
in Bedford, England, long time resident of Vancouver, B.C., and more
recently London, England and Toronto. Her family and wide circle of friends
will always treasure her infectious humour, zest for life and above all her
musical talent, which has inspired and entertained us all. A Memorial
Service will be held at 3 o'clock on Thursday, May 19th at
GRACE-CHURCH-ON-THE-HILL, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto. Reception to follow in
the church parish. A funeral service will take place on Friday, May 27th at
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, 690 Burrard Street in Vancouver, B.C. at 2 o'clock.
Interment at Masonic Cemetery, 4305 Halifax Street, Burnaby, B.C. The family
wishes to express their sincere thanks to our mother's caregivers for their
kindness and dedication. If desired, donations to the War Amputations of
Canada, 6043 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2M 3W2 or to a charity of
choice would be appreciated. Arrangements in Vancouver are in the care of
Kearney Funeral Home, located at 1096 West Broadway (604) 736-0268.
Arrangements in Toronto in care of Humphrey Funeral Home A. W. Miles Chapel
1-800-616-3311
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 5/14/2005 - 5/17/2005.
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Gush, Dorothy Edna
GUSH _ Dorothy Edna, born November 23, 1918, died peacefully on May 10,
2005. Survived by sister Evelyn and nephew Bob and his family; Ruth,
Michelle, Melissa (Brodie), Scott. Dorothy was raised in Calgary, Alberta
and moved to Vancouver in 1948 where she worked for over 40 years with the
CPR. Dorothy was a very caring and loving person and will be missed by many.
Donations can be made to Kiwanis Care Centre, 35 Clute Street, New
Westminster V3L 1Z5.

Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Hardy, Mona Beryl
HARDY _ Mona Beryl - Mona was born in Battleford, Saskatchewan on February
29, 1916. The family lived on a farm at Gallivan, until moving to Vancouver
in 1924, where she grew up, attending Douglas Elementary School and John
Oliver High School. Her parents owned and operated a grocery store at 54th
and Victoria Road and later Mona also carried on that business. After High
School, Mona worked for many years as secretary and accountant at Creamland
Dairy, and assistant manager at various specialty and ice cream outlets and
lunch counters in Vancouver. She also operated the restaurant in Barkerville
Historic Town. Mona moved to Crescent Beach in 1961 and was active in
community affairs. She is predeceased by her parents Grace and Cyril Hardy
and brother, Clifford, and fiance Tom Garner. She is survived by sister
Lorna Robb, nephew Brian Hardy and great nephews Christopher and Jeffrey
Hardy and many loving friends. They will remember her cheery personality,
kind nature and love of her dogs and all animals and nature of which she was
a sincere supporter. She was a founding member of Dunsmuir Community Gardens
in Crescent Beach. A memorial service will be held at Victory Funeral
Centre, 14831 - 28th Avenue, Surrey, B.C., on Saturday May 21st, 2005 at
2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please send a gift to the S.P.C.A. Victory
Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Harrison, Elizabeth Louisa
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HARRISON _ Elizabeth Louisa (Betty) 1932 to 2005, was born on February 17th,
1932 in London, England. Growing up, Betty loved performing in the theatre -
dancing, acting and singing. "Boop" sang and was the life of many a party
throughout her life. In 1956 Betty came to Canada. She was one of the
founding members of the Emerald Players Theatre Group in Vancouver who put
on many a hit play during the late 50's and 60's. She raised five girls and
cultivated a large close-knit family. She was an avid bowler for many years
and a very clever golfer who loved a good game and a glass of white wine.
Betty left this world peacefully on May 11, 2005. She was surrounded by all
the love she created and was so proud of her family. She will be sorely
missed by her husband Brian of 43 years who looked after her so well and her
5 beautiful daughters and sons-in-law Carmel (Mark), Christine (Ken), Kim
(Doug), Brenda (Greg) and Tracy (Dave). She leaves behind grandchildren
Vaughan (Brenna), Malea (Matt), Jordan, Brandon, Emily, Teagan, Terin, Anna
and Ty, and great-grandchildren, Mercedes and Dignan who all loved Nana very
much. She also leaves a sister Chris (Ray) of Seattle and many friends and
caring neighbours. You'll be in our hearts forever. This isn't goodbye, only
so long... --rest well. No funeral service at her request. In lieu of
flowers donations to the BC Lung Association are appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun from 5/13/2005 - 5/14/2005.
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Jackson, Jessie (McKenzie)
JACKSON _ Jessie (nee McKenzie) passed away on May 11, 2005, age 94. Jessie
was born in Calgary, Alberta on October 24, 1910. Jessie attended school in
Portland, Oregon and moved to Vancouver, BC in 1927. Jessie was predeceased
by her husband Alex July 23, 1983, grandsons Lyle Jackson September 5, 1993
and Kenneth Alexander Porteous April 25, 1959, also predeceased by brothers
Don, Alex and Harold and sisters Lillian and Christine. Jessie will be sadly
missed by son John (Lily), daughter Jeanette (Mildon), granddaughter Lynn
Porteous, grandson Kenneth James Porteous (Silvia), great-grandsons James
and Jonathon Porteous, sister-in-law Jean McKenzie. Also left to mourn are
nieces Heather McDonald (Randy), Susan Roberts (John). Jessie was employed
with Woodwards for 28 years. Jessie also enjoyed working in the garden,
traveling and spending time in the casino. Family would like to extend a
thank you to all the staff at Burnaby Hospital. In lieu of flowers a
donation can be made to the Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held
on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 2:00pm at the First Memorial Funeral Chapel,
602 Kingsway, (1 block west of Fraser), Vancouver, BC.

Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/14/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Jansen, Edward William "Ed"
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JANSEN _ Edward "Ed" William Sept 10, 1915 - May 10, 2005. Edward Jansen,
son of (Gertrude) Belia (nee Van Lith) and Karel Jansen passed away
peacefully in his own bed at home the morning of May 10, 2005. Ed was a
loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He is
predeceased by his daughters Karen and Valerie and by his brother Wilt. Ed
is survived by Doris, his beautiful wife of 69 years, his two daughters
Audrey and Judy, his brother Gerry and his sister Annetta, 7 grandchildren
and 2 great grandchiIdren as well as countless other friends and family who
will miss him dearly. Ed was born in Winnipeg on Sept 10, 1915. Here Ed and
various family members, including his brother Wilf, took over the family
business 'Jansen Produce' from their father Karel who started the business
after moving to Canada from the Netherlands. This is also where Ed met and
married his wife Doris (nee Gleadle), raised 4 lively daughters and enjoyed
years of song around a campfire at the 'Lodge' and then at Della Beach. Ed
also enjoyed being a Mason and riding his motorcycle as a Shriner. He and
Doris retired to Richmond, BC and then to White Rock. The two spent many
fantastic years of golfing, lawn and alley bowling, trips in their camper
and family visits in their home near the ocean. Ed and Doris then decided to
move to Kelowna, BC where they were able to golf regularly (daily if it had
been up to Ed) and be close to family. Ed was one of the most loving,
sincere, generous and kind people you could ever hope to meet. He loved life
and loved his family more than anything. Ed always had a huge smile on his
face that would instantly cheer everyone in the room. Some of his favorite
things in life were afternoon "party time" with his wife and daughters,
golf, pea soup, getting good deals on produce, and excellent Scotch. Ed has
made many lives more worthwhile just from knowing him. Please help celebrate
Ed's life by having a glass of 'good' Scotch in his honor. There will be a
service at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna, BC at 2:00pm Monday May
16th. A donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer
Society can be made in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by Springfield Funeral
Home 250-860-7077.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 5/14/2005.
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Keatley, Patrick
KEATLEY _ Patrick died peacefully in his sleep, at his home in West
Chinnock, Somerset, England on May the 9th, 2005. He was born in Duncan,
British Columbia, on October 28, 1920, and grew up in North Vancouver. He
attended North Vancouver High School and then won a scholarship at Upper
Canada College in Toronto. He returned to Vancouver to attend the University
of B.C. where his lifetime interests in journalism and broadcasting became
focused. He wrote for the Vancouver Province and then for the Sun, and in
1952 went to England on a Commonwealth Press Fellowship, joining the
Manchester Guardian as a reporter. Over the years he became the paper's
Commonwealth Correspondent throughout the drive to independence in Britain's
African colonies, and then the Diplomatic Correspondent until his retirement
in 1985. Patrick wrote and broadcast commentaries for the CBC on an almost
daily basis from the mid-fifties through the eighties, and after his
official retirement broadcast for all the Scandinavian networks, Radio
Netherlands and others as well. He leaves his dearly loved wife Eve and his
children Mark (Rosemary) and Charlotte, and his grandchildren Alastair,
Nicholas, Georgia and Olivia. His youngest daughter Vicky died in Toronto in
2003. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday 17th May in West Chinnock,
and a memorial service in London at a later date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 5/14/2005.
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Kenney, Patricia "Trish"
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KENNEY _ Patricia (Trish) loving daughter of Anne and Martin and dear sister
to Jim, passed away peacefully Monday, May 9, 2005 at age 37 after a 2 year
battle with breast cancer. She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Carolyn,
and by the love of her life, her nephew, Colten. Also left to mourn are
aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandfather, George Smith, and many wonderful
friends. She received a BA from UBC and degrees from Capilano College in
Music Therapy and BCIT in Computer Programming and Website Design. After a
number of years as a music therapist, she established a successful
consulting company. Patricia loved animals, especially cats, and enjoyed
outdoor activities and traveling, living her life to its fullest. Her family
and friends were her priority. She will be lovingly missed and always
remembered. A celebration of Trish's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday,
May 16, 2005 at the Fleetwood Christian Reform Church 9165 160th Street in
Surrey. If desired, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation 13750
96th Ave., Surrey V3V 1Z2, or to the Alzheimers Society BC #20 601 West
Cordova St., Vancouver, V6B 1G1.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 5/13/2005 - 5/15/2005.
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Lander, Alois "Wisi"
LANDER _ Alois "Wisi", aged 61 years, passed away peacefully at Lion's Gate
Hospital on May 10, 2005. Sadly missed by his wife and best friend, Therese;
relatives and friends in Switzerland and many friends in Vancouver. Alois
was a goldsmith and designer in Vancouver for many years. At the family's
request, no funeral services will be held. Special thanks to all the staff
on the 7th floor at Lions Gate Hospital for their wonderful care and
attention. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the B.C.
Cancer Society. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
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Leong, Yvonne Marie (Schneider)
LEONG _ Yvonne Marie (nee Schneider) born April 18th 1937, passed away
peacefully at home on May 6th 2005. Ken, her husband of 45 years and her
children Lori, Patti and Richard were at her side. Yvonne's optimistic
outlook and positive attitude were unfaltering. The value of the love and
support of her sister Bev (Grant Thomson), as well as that of her large
extended family of relatives and friends cannot be measured. The family
extends its heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of them. Also sincere
thanks goes to Dr. J. Yun and the Richmond Hospital Oncology Unit, family
physician Dr. J. Nolan and the Richmond Health Services Continuing Care
Unit. A special thank you to the excellent Community Nurses whose gentle
care made a great difference during the past years. Prayers will be offered
at 7 pm on Monday, May 16th and Mass of Christian. Burial will be celebrated
at 10 am on Tuesday, May 17th, both at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 8251 St.
Alban's Road, Richmond. Reception to follow at Richmond Funeral Home, 8420
Cambie Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Richmond
Hospital Foundation, 7000 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC (or the charity
of your choice) would be appreciated. Arrangements by Richmond Funeral Home
604-273-3148.
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Lioudakis, Gus "Papa Gus"
LIOUDAKIS _ Gus "Papa Gus", born December 20th, 1942, passed away
unexpectedly on May 10th, 2005 in Vernon, British Columbia. Papa Gus is
survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Maria. Devoted son John (Jody);
daughters Helen (Brad) and Amalie (Jim). Grandchildren Breann, Joel and
Maria. Gus devoted his life to his family and friends. His humor and
generosity made him a father figure to everyone he met. A prayer service
will be held at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey on
Thursday, May 19 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Funeral services will be held on
Friday, May 20 at 12:00 noon at St Constantine & Helen, 8415 - 160 Street in
Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gus may be made to the
Heart And Stroke Foundation. "Forever in our hearts" Fraser Heights (604)
589-2559
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Macfarlane, James Edmund Burt
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MACFARLANE _ James Edmund Burt passed away at home on May 6, 2005 after a
long and brave battle with cancer. Born in Vancouver September 1943. James
is survived by his wife Mary; his mother Joyce; his brother Julian (Akiko);
his sister Melodie (Alan); his children Kiera, Jodie, Marianne and Willy;
his grandchildren Ryan, Gavin, Jay and Jenna; his nieces Brianna and
Meredith; his nephew Brett. Jim began his career as an Insurance Adjuster
and worked in that field for many years (1963-1974). Jim retired as a
District Advisor for Pacific Press after working 20 years for the company.
He was very proud of his dedication. Soon after retiring he started his own
company. Jim was a man of many talents. He had a passion for traveling and
was a great sports man who loved the outdoors. Jim was a man who never
complained through adversity, and never had an unkind word to say about
anyone. A brilliant and kind man, Jim was well liked and respected by those
who knew him. He will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by family and
friends. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 pm
Monday May 16, 2005 at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Mathie, Marion (Helm)
MATHIE _ Marion (Helm) Passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on May 9,
2005 at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Sidney, BC., with her very good friend
Marilyn Trigg at her side. Predeceased by her loving husband George and her
twin sister Grace. Survived by two nieces Marlene Kergan and Maurien Noros
(Bob) and many cousins. Marion worked many years for the RCMP in Vancouver
and was an active member of the RCMP Ladies Auxiliary. Marion was a
dedicated member of the Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church. She will be sadly
missed by her many friends. A memorial service will be held at 2pm Monday,
May 16 at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 West 41st. Vancouver. Flowers
gratefully declined. Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of
ones choice.
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McLeod, Helen Scott
McLEOD _ Helen Scott (nee Campbell), passed peacefully in her sleep at
Rosewood Manor, in Richmond, on May 7, 2005. Predeceased by her husband,
Donald and brother, Jack. Helen was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan
on October 1, 1918 and raised in Weyburn, with her brothers Jack and Sandy
after her father, Dr. Alexander D. Campbell, received an appointment as the
Superintendent of the Weyburn Mental Hospital. Upon graduation from
University of Saskatoon, Helen entered nursing. She graduated from VGH in
1942 where she met Donald and married into the Clan McLeod. Mom nursed in
Vancouver, Nanaimo, Penticton and for the V.O.N. in Richmond for many years
while raising our family. Her friends and family will cherish how she
touched their lives, especially the love, laughter, humour and
encouragement. Helen, Mom, Nan, will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered
by her brother, Dr. Alexander Campbell, daughters Margaret Marsden, Sheila
(Roy) Prothero, Becky (Terry) McErlean, Jane (Bob) Rogers, grandsons Doug
Graf (Holly Rodgers), John Graf, Greg McLeod (Julie), granddaughters Amanda
and Rachel Bee, and great-grandchildren, Jackson, Charlie, Cole and Calli,
nieces, nephews and many friends. The Family would like to extend their
thanks to Dr. Kliman, Auntie Marg, Berta Dorval and her good friends at the
Golden Mews for their care and kindness. No service by request. In lieu of
flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC or a charity of
your choice would be appreciated.
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McMeekin, Eleanor
MCMEEKIN _ Eleanor, born July 15, 1918, passed away May 9, 2005 after a life
of many contributions. She will be very much missed by her husband John,
daughters Sheila and Linda, son-in-law Ken, her grandchildren Glen and
Leanne, her sister Bertha and brother-in-law Robbie and the rest of her
family and friends, all of whom meant so much to her. A memorial service
will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church
on the corner of 49th and Granville Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers,
Eleanor requested contributions to the Joy Fellowship, for the People Who
Are Mentally or Physically Disabled, c/o Joy Gregory, 3557 West 39th Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C V6N 3A4 (tel. 604-263-2703)
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Meunier, Dorothy Reta (Dot)
MEUNIER _ Dorothy (Dot) Reta, of Burnaby, B.c., passed away suddenly, but
peacefully on May 11, 2005. Born in Burnaby on June 21, 1921, Dot lived her
life in Burnaby and spent many summers in Point Roberts, Wa. She is
predeceased by her husband Roger in May 1998. She will be lovingly
remembered by her daughters Sandra Sharkey (Roland), Cheryl Christian (Ed)
and her son Don Meunier, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Her family is grateful that she was happy staying in her home of 48 years
and driving her car until the last week of her life. A Celebration of Life
will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Moore, Nora Alice (Flynn)
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MOORE _ Nora Alice (nee Flynn) Passed away in the comfort of her Vancouver
home of 51 years on 27th April 2005. Born 31st January 1925 in Santa Tecla,
El Salvador. Predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Dr. Allin H.
Moore. Mother to Tracy Allin (Sandra), Steven Francis, Jeffrey Rodd and
Michael John (Andrea); grandmother to Lauren, Cameron, Emma, Michelle,
Anthony, Matthew, James, Alexandra, Spencer, Michael and Marcus; daughter to
Thomas James Francis Flynn and Mary Elizabeth (Soundy); sister to Mary Julia
(White), James Arthur, Francis Edward and Mary Frances (Telford). Nora's
early life was spent between her home and family coffee plantations in El
Salvador and her other home in Caterham, England. She developed a life-long
passion for history and genealogy, archeology, agriculture, interior design
and people. Her heritage continues to be respected for its significant
contributions and countless legacies to El Salvadors economic, social and
ecological development since 1848. During the Second World War, her family
provided their English estate to the war effort and relocated to Vancouver
where Nora attended York House School. While volunteering at Shaughnessy
Military Hospital, Nora met her future husband during his surgical
internship there. Married in El Salvador in 1950, they moved to Vancouver to
raise their family and establish Allin's medical practice. Many of Nora's
fondest memories were of the family summer holidays at Skaha Lake in the
Okanagan Valley. She also enjoyed travelling and exploring the world with
her family and close friends. Nora will be remembered for her keen mind,
quick wit and incredible strength of character, together with her loving
devotion to her husband, family and home. A private family gathering will be
held at a future time. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there, I
do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glint on
snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumns rain. When
you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds
in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine in the night. Do not stand
at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die.
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Newman, Gerald Miller
NEWMAN _ Gerald Miller passed away at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, B.C.
at age 79 on 5th, May 2005. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at
the University of British Columbia in 1951, Gerald worked for the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation from 1956 - 1968 where he produced and directed
numerous drama and music programmes for radio and television. In 1967, he
joined the Department of English at Simon Fraser University where he taught
Shakespeare and literary criticism until his retirement in 1991. Gerald also
served as Chairman of this department from 1968 - 1974. Throughout his life,
Gerald was equally passionate about music, drama, photography, and film,
always offering distinctive view points and maintaining the highest
standards of intellectual discourse. His wife Joyce, sons Geoffrey and
Timothy, daughter-in-law Haya, and step-grandchildren Talya and Hilah will
lovingly remember him along with extended family and his many friends. The
family wishes to thank St. Paul's and Lions Gate Hospitals for their efforts
and care.
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Niblack, Janice Marilyn (Allison)
NIBLACK _ Janice Marilyn (nee Allison) passed away at Mission Memorial
Hospital, May 5, 2005, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer.
Janice was born in Chilliwack B.C. on May 5, 1950. She is predeceased by her
mother, Joan Allison; grandparents, Gordon and Margaret Bellrose; and Walter
and Phyllis Allison. Janice leaves to mourn her loving family: husband, Dan,
and her three children: sons, Christopher and Josh (Trina); and daughter,
Darcy. Also survived by her father Bernie Allison, mother-in-law Molly
Niblack; uncles and aunts, Denny and Vera Allison, Paul and Bonnie Corcoran;
and cousins, Michael and Carol (Allison), Gordon and Greg Corcoran. Janice
was descended from a pioneer family. Her great-grandparents, George and
Elizabeth Bellrose, came to the Fraser Valley in 1884. Janice worked at the
Fraser Valley Regional Library for 25 years and will be sadly missed by her
co-workers and many close friends who loved her. She was a wonderful
homemaker and her hobbies were needlepoint, music and movies. A Funeral Mass
was celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chilliwack B.C. on
Wednesday, May 11th, with Father Gary Gordon officiating. Interment has
taken place in the Heritage section, Chilliwack Cemeteries, 10010 Hillcrest
Drive, Chilliwack, B.C. If friends and family so desire, a donation to a
charity of choice may be made in Janice's name.
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Olfrey, Maxine Ellen
OLFREY _ Maxine Ellen, of Burnaby, BC, beloved sister of Patricia Olfrey,
passed away peacefully at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital (Victoria) on May
10, 2005 at the age of 66. Born on February 25, 1939 in Cartwright,
Manitoba, Maxine pursued her love and devotion to music throughout her life
as an organist, pianist, choir director, accompanist and teacher. Her
studies in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Royal Schools of Music in London,
England, Peterborough Cathedral and membership with the Royal Canadian
College of Organists led to various church appointments including
Trinity-St. Stephens United Church in Amherst, Nova Scotia, St. John's
(Central Park) in Burnaby and numerous Vancouver and Winnipeg churches. She
also enjoyed bringing the joy of discovery of music to each of her students.
Maxine loved all animals and especially her "best friend" Echo. Predeceased
by her father, W. Horace Olfrey and mother Catherine M. Olfrey, Maxine is
survived by her loving sister, Patricia Olfrey of Sidney, BC, aunts Olive
Olfrey of Kelowna, BC, Margaret Hill and Eileen Hamilton of Winnipeg,
Manitoba and numerous relatives and dear friends. Funeral service will be
held at West Burnaby United Church, 6050 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby, BC on
Monday, May 16, 2005 at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Wendy Read officiating. Interment
will follow at the Cartwright Cemetery in Manitoba. Maxine's friends, all,
are regarded as Honorary Pallbearers. Sequoia Gardens Memorial (250)
658-6202
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Oram, Denis Richard
ORAM _ Denis Richard, age 74 years, passed away peacefully at home with his
wife at his bedside on May 10, 2005 after a courageous battle of ill health
over many years. He will be sorely missed by his wife and soul mate, Jean,
of 44 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his brother Tony (Sylvia) in
Chislchurst, England, his sister Gloria (Ken) in Melbourne, Australia, his
sister-in-law Daphne and nieces, Maxine, Sarah and Jennifer of Maple Ridge,
niece Fiona (John) of North Vancouver, nephews James and Ian of
Newfoundland, Simon (Kim) of Melbourne, Australia and niece Helen (Stu) of
Valencia, Spain. His wife thanks Drs. Markle and Imrie for the care and
attention given to Denis over the years. Many thanks also to the nurses on 2
West at Lion's Gate Hospital and home support workers and home nurses which
gave care in the last weeks. A Celebration of his Life will be held on
Sunday, May 22, 2005 at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, North
Vancouver at 2pm. No flowers. Donations may be made to the Palliative Care
Unit, Lion's Gate Hospital or a charity of choice.

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Pesdirz, Rita
PESDIRZ _ Rita, age 79, passed away peacefully May 12, 2005 after a brief
illness. She will be missed by many. Rita had a way about her of making
others feel special. Her friendliness and caring will be remembered always.
Rita was born in St. Eugene, Quebec. She spent her later childhood and early
adulthood in Timmins, Ontario. Rita and her husband Frank moved with their
young family to Port Coquitlam in 1953. Rita thrived in the company of
friends and in her church community. Rita is survived by her husband of 60
years, Frank. She will be missed dearly by her children Richard (Susan),
Johanna (Allen), Dan, and Michael (Susan); and grandchildren, David, Carrie,
Stephanie, Scott, Anthony, Sarah, and Christopher. Evening Prayers will be
held at 7:00pm on Monday, May 16th at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish,
3141 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam, with a Mass of Christian Burial to
follow at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 17th at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.
In lieu of flowers, donations, if you wish, can be made to the Columbian
Squires, c/o 3141 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 4L2.

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Renton, Joanne Leona (Jeroski)
RENTON _ Joanne Leona (Jeroski) died suddenly at her home in North Vancouver
on May 9, 2005. Joanne is lovingly remembered by her brother Joe (Sharon),
nephews, Michael and Brent, many cousins and friends. Joanne was predeceased
by her husband Dennis, and parents, Alf and Margaret Jeroski. She was born
in Vancouver on February 8, 1949, the much-loved daughter of Art and
Margaret. Growing up, she enjoyed the close companionship of her cousins and
many friends. Joanne and Dennis, the love of her life, lived in North
Vancouver, and enjoyed time with family at their cabin in Birch Bay, until
his untimely death in 2004. Joanne will be missed by her family, neighbours,
and friends. Funeral service will be held at Ocean View Cemetery at 10am,
Wednesday, May 18. May she rest in peace.
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Ricci, Mario
RICCI _ Mario, born July 11, 1923 in Civitanova Del Sannio, Italy, passed
away in Vancouver on May 10, 2005. Mario is survived by his loving family,
wife Argia; daughter Joanne; son Tony (Tina); grandchildren Julian, Sophia,
Georgia, Nicola and Mario; sister-in-law Lina and many nieces, nephews and
friends. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 7:00
p.m. at St. Helen's Church, 3860 Triumph St., Burnaby. Entombment Ocean View
Burial Park, Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Burnaby
Funeral Directors in care of arrangements. You are invited to sign the
family's memorial register at www.burnabyfuneral.com
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Rowles, Donna Elizabeth (McAllister)
ROWLES _ Donna Elizabeth (nee McAllister). With great sadness we announce
the passing of our loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Donna
passed away peacefully at her home on May 12, 2005 after a courageous battle
with cancer as well as enduring a serious heart condition. Donna is survived
by her loving husband, Melvyn of 43 years, children Stuart (Trinity), Susan
Beck (Dean), Steven and granddaughters Elizabeth and Amy. She was
predeceased by her parents Ross and Elizabeth McAllister and her brother
Ian. Born in Vancouver on September 16, 1941, she attended Magee Secondary,
York House, and UBC. Donna's greatest joy in life was being an active mom in
the community. She enjoyed driving her 65 Mustang convertible and had fond
memories of the summer home at Halfmoon Bay where she enjoyed many sunsets
and evening rows with Mel. Donna will be greatly missed by all those whose
lives she touched. The family extends its sincere thanks to family physician
Dr. A. Falk, Dr. K. Goddard of the BC Cancer Agency, Dr. James Wright,
Clinical Pharmacologist of the UBC Division of Pharmacology and the caring
of the Vancouver Coastal Health Nurses. A memorial service will be held at
Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver at 2pm on Tuesday,
May 17, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency or the
UBC Clinical Pharmacology Fund of Department of Pharmacology and
Therapeutics at UBC.
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Salter, Peggy (Wilson)
SALTER _ Peggy (nee Wilson) Born in Halifax, N.S. on January 21, 1921.
Passed away at home on May 10, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband,
Doug in 1992. She will be greatly missed by her son, Blair Salter and his
wife Heidi, her daughter, Gini Salter and her husband, Mark Dilabio, and her
grandchildren, Avery Salter, Joe Salter, Ben Salter, Beth Di Labio and her
husband, Mike Wolfson, and Greg Di Labio. Peggy and Doug lived in Tsawwassen
for over thirty years, enjoying their community and making contributions
through volunteer service. Peggy worked as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels
and was proud to stay in contact with the WREN Association and always
enjoyed their functions. Peggy's life was a life well lived. Thanks to all
the staff at Delta Hospital and especially to Dr. Colleen Lee who supported
Mum's desire to stay at home until the end of her days. A memorial service
will be held at Benediction Lutheran Church, 6th and 56th Streets in
Tsawwassen on Friday, May 20 at 3:00 p.m. Donations may be made in lieu of
flowers to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Saunders, Kathleen Kay (Taylor)
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SAUNDERS _ On April 25th, 2005 God took back into his hand Kathleen Kay
Saunders (nee Taylor), an adored Wife, loving Mother and special Grandma and
Great Nana. Her time was filled with joy, good friends and happy memories.
Kay was predeceased by her parents, brother and sister-in-law Ray and Betty
Taylor and her daughter Mary-Kay Brady. She closed her eyes with a smile on
her face for her Husband Meredith Deed Saunders, after more than 66 years
together. She will always be remembered by her daughter Diane (Arnie)
Poetker; son Robert (Trish) Saunders; son-in-law John Brady; grandchildren
Sally, Jacquie (Bruce), Douglas (Kathy), Ryan (Christine), Challa, Eyerly
(Steve), Jennifer (David), Chris (Michelle), Kim (Brian);
great-grandchildren Katharine, Michaela, Austin, Liam and Maile-Kay. Kay was
raised in Kerrisdale and attended Magee High School. Kay graduated from UBC
in 1938 with three Degrees Bachelor of Science; Registered Nurse; and Public
Health Nurse. Kay was active in many organizations - The University Woman's
Club, as well as her Sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Kay was on the Advisory
Boards as Chairman and Sorority President. Kay loved cooking, sewing,
knitting and playing bridge. She loved to entertain, travel to Maui in the
winter and Bowen Island in the summer, always holding hands at their
Shangri-La. Kay was a gentle loving lady who smiled everyday and moved the
hearts of those who were in contact with her. Her influence and love will be
felt forever. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to A.S.K. Friendship
Society (Arbutus, Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale) 2733 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC
V6N 3C5, who cared for her daily and made her feel special or Delta View
Volunteer Society, 9321 Burns Road, Delta, B.C. V4K 3N2. Her husband and
family acknowledge the compassion, love and gentle care shown to Mama Kay
during her 8 years at Delta View. Special gratitude to Head Nurse Sandy
Telford and staff nurses, care aides and music therapists. A Memorial
Service commemorating Kay's life will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday June 25th,
2005 at the Church of Christ, 6970 Oak St. (54th & Oak) Dr. Jim Hawkins
officiating. God looked around His garden And found an empty space; He then
looked down upon this earth And saw your tired face. He put His arms around
you And lifted you to rest; God's garden must be beautiful He only takes the
best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain He knew you
might never Get well upon this earth again. He saw the road was getting
rough And the hills were hard to climb, So He closed your weary eyelids And
whispered, "Peace be thine". It broke our hearts to lose you, But you never
went alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you Home.
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Seifert, Eugenius A. (Gene)
SEIFERT _ Eugenius A. (Gene) passed away peacefully on Sat. May 7, 2005 at
the age of 87 years. Gene leaves to mourn him, 4 brothers George (Joyce),
Adam (Danica), Ted (Millie), Harry, sister-in-law Mary (Tom) and 11 nieces
and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, sister Cecilia, brother Tony and
nephew Robert. Gene was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan and moved to Vancouver
in 1940. He spent 5 years in the army, returned to Vancouver and worked at
BC Sugar Refinery till he retired. He lived in Burnaby his last 42 years.
The family wishes to extend their special thanks to the emergency crew,
nurses and Doctors at Burnaby Emergency. Graveside service at Ocean View
2:00 p.m., May 17, 2005. In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite
charity.
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Smith, Frederick Douglas
SMITH _ Frederick Douglas. Born November 24, 1916 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Passed away peacefully on May 3, 2005 with his loving family by his side. As
a boy growing up in Vancouver, Fred attended Lord Byng High School and then
UBC. He graduated in Commerce, and also found time to play both Varsity
Football and Rugby. War was declared and Fred enlisted in the RCAF. He
served from 1941 to 1945 as navigator, became squadron leader and was
awarded the DFC and Bar. After the war, he qualified as a Chartered
Accountant and went to work for The White Pass and Yukon Route railway,
retiring as Vice-President of Finance after 30 years. He was a good friend,
a kind, loving father and devoted husband. Fred is survived by his wife of
63 years, Pauline, his 4 children; Susan (Kent), Robert (Ceri), Leslie
(Gordie), and Jennifer (Norman); and his grandchildren Thomas, Lise, Andrew,
Graeme, Joshua, Natalie, Jacqueline, Paulina, and Moriah. Also survived by
his sister Marion Sturdy and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his
parents Janet and George, and by his brother Russell. A Memorial Service
will be held May 16, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Anglican Church, 4071
Francis Road, Richmond. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, you give a
donation to the charity of your choice.
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Spring, Shannon Louise
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SPRING _ Shannon Louise, late of New Westminster, BC. Passed away suddenly
on May 8, 2005 at the age of 36 years. She will be lovingly remembered by
her father Richard, mother Lorraine (Robert) Hamm, sister Christina, niece
Tara, nephews Lee, Jake, Jesse Stamberg, grandmother Irene Spark and many
relatives and friends. Shannon will be remembered for her caring nature for
others, always wanting to brighten someone's day with a joke, a complement
or a smile. She was loved by all that knew her. Shannon's struggle is over
and she is finally at peace. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May
17, 2005 at 2:00 pm at Columbia-Bowell Chapel, 219 - 6th St., New
Westminster, BC. Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
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STEFFAN _ Arthur passed away May 9th, 2005 at the age of 78. Predeceased by
his wife Virginia in 1976. Survived by his daughters Irene, Sandra, Karen
(Gilbert); grandchildren; Candice, Jackie, David, William, Ryan, Shane and
Jacob. Dad's parents started their lives in Canada in 1912 after surviving
the ill-fated voyage aboard the Titanic. Born in Saskatchewan, Dad was
always a farmer at heart. He loved his tools and tractors, and tinkering in
the garage. He dedicated 35 years to the Municipality of Surrey, working for
the road works crew. Thanks Dad, for your great sense of humor and the many
laughs. "Until we meet again". No service by request.

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Styles, Irene Patricia
logoSTYLES _ Irene Patricia, born September 30, 1931, died suddenly May 7,
2005 at Royal Columbian Hospital. Irene was predeceased by her husband John
in 1994 and her son Geoff in 2000. She will be greatly missed by her
children, Barb (Don), Kate, Charlie (Patty), Beth (Paul); grandchildren,
Matt, Charlie, Bill, Donna, Samantha, David, Kelly, Bailey, Bradley, Larry,
Chris and Mary. She will also be missed by her many friends, nurses,
technicians and doctors from the renal unit at RCH. Her quick wit and
wonderful sense of humor will be remembered always. No service by request.
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Van Gogh, Hendrik Harmanus Justinus
van Gogh _ After a short battle with cancer, Hendrik Harmanus Justinus van
Gogh, Artist, Golf Professional and Model Maker, known as Henri or Van to
his friends, passed away May 8th, 2005. This date being the 60th anniversary
of VE day, Henri was appropriately freed a second time, the first as a 17
year old man in Holland. Henri passed away in his home surrounded by his
devoted children, Isabel, Nancy, Kathy and Justin. There are no words to
express the depth of sadness felt over the passing of this great man. His
son, three daughters and eight grandchildren survive him. Henri's family and
his "posse" of close friends will miss him immensely. He only received the
best reviews from all who knew him. A kinder, more thoughtful and dignified
gentle man we will never know. The world will be a lesser place without him.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Palliative Care Unit
of Lions Gate Hospital who looked after Dad so well.
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Verdicchio, Pauline Campbell (Gilmore)
VERDICCHIO _ Pauline Campbell (nee Gilmore), passed away peacefully May 10,
2005 in West Vancouver, BC. Predeceased by her sons Richard Heyward Bounsall
and Philip Alec Bounsall. Survived by her daughter Christine Bounsall, four
grand-children and one great-grandchild. A private family service will be
held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Canadian Assoc. for Familial Ataxias, 3800 Rue Radisson, Suite #110,
Montreal, PQ H1m 1X6.

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Wikene, Mary Eleanor
WIKENE _ Mary Eleanor (nee Bain) born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on August 30,
1916, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2005 at Evergreen House in North
Vancouver. She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles (Chuck), and many
relatives and friends. She had a sharp wit and a wonderful sense of humor.
Her kindness, compassion and generosity will live on forever in the memory
of all whose lives she touched. Special thanks to the staff at Lions Gate
Hospital, especially the staff in the palliative care ward, the staff on One
North at Evergreen House and to Dr.Susan Pawlowski and Dr. Clark, Mary's
physicians. In lieu of flowers, a donation to one of Mary's favorite
charities would be appreciated. Those charities are: Canadian National
Institute for the Blind (CNIB), Lions Gate Hospital and the BCSPCA. A
memorial tea will be held on May 18, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at in the meeting
room at Capilano United Church at the corner of Phillips and 22nd Street in
North Vancouver.
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Wirsciuk, Michael
WIRSCIUK _ Michael. August 26, 1923 to May 8, 2005. Survived by son Walt,
daughter Sonia Mee, grandchildren Tom, Jennifer, Stefanie and Samantha. In
lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heart and Stroke Fund.
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Zaharik Sr., Philip (Philo)
ZAHARIK _ Philip Sr. (Philo). In loving memory of Philip Zaharik Sr.
(Philo), June 18, 1925 to May 7, 2005. Philo was a man who personified love
and kindness to his wife, children, grandchildren, relatives,
acquaintenances, friends and any and all who came into contact with him. He
is lovingly remembered by his wife Millie, sons Philip (Diane) and David
(Scarlet), daughter Karen (Allister), foster son Brian, 9 grandchildren,
sister Vickie, brother Vassil and many nieces and nephews. May we all be
blessed with even a small memory of how Philo touched our lives with his
love. Thank you Philo. Thank you Dad. We miss you. "With Christ; which is
far better" Philippians 1:23. Memorial Services will be at 10:00 a.m. May
28, 2005 at 8020 No.5 Road, (The Blue Hall on the corner of Blundell Road
and No.5 Road). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer
Foundation.
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