On October 17, 2002 George Arnold Gilmour of Squamish, passed away peacefully at Squamish General Hospital. George was 75 years old. He is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by his wife, Maureen, 3 sons Ross (Wendy), Randy, Kevin (Deanne), his sister Roberta Geddes, 6 grandchildren Janette, Jennifer, Laurel, Kayla, Jared, Daniel, extended family and by his many relatives and dear friends. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Squamish United Church with Rev. Brenda Faust officiating. In Memory of George, Donations may be made to the Squamish Health Care Foundation, 38140 Behrner Drive, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0 or to Squamish United Church, Box 286, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0.
James William Hurren
HURREN - James William (81) Born February 21, 1921 in Squamish, B.C. Passed away peacefully after a short illness October 1, 2002 at Hilltop House. Jim was predeceased by his wife Frances and daughter Joan. He is survived by loving son Scott, brother Marshall and sister Josephine, and many other relatives and friends. Jim served in the R.C.A.F. in WWII as an aircraft mechanic, stationed in Goose Bay, Labrador. He worked at the then P.G.E. Railway which became B.C. Rail and was there for 47 years. Jim was a past president of the Royal Canadian Legion in Squamish and an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of The Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club and enjoyed many a round there. Jim and Brother John were the first twins born in Squamish. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Hilltop House and Howe Sound Support Services and Squamish General Hospital for their kind and thoughtful care. Jim?s sense of humor and wit will be missed by his many family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to Hilltop House Support Society, Box 562, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Johns Anglican Church, Garibaldi Highlands, B.C. on Monday, October 7, 2002 at 3:00 p.m..
Dal passed away due to a tragic accident on October 9, 2002. He is lovingly remembered and will be forever cherished by his wife Maria, their three children Emily, Mark and Paul, and by his family and many friends. As service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, October 14, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at Totem Hall, Squamish. In Memory of Dal, donations may be made to the Squamish Search & Rescue, Box 310, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0 OR Logger's Safety Trust Fund, c/o Squamish Credit Union, Box 1940, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0
Lessels May LeBlanc
Lessels May LeBlanc. It is with great sadness we announce the death of our mother, born December 18, 1926. On October 17, 2002 at the age of 75 she passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. surrounded by her immediate family. Predeceased by her husband, Alphonse (Peter) in 1987; father William; brothers Les and William. Lessels leaves behind her mother, Eva Balbirnie of Lillooet; daughters Charlene (Peter) of Kelowna, Shirley (Allen) of Westbank; sons Norman (Pat) and Douglas (Cherie) of Pemberton; and 10 grandchildren, Arnie, Jake, Simon, Cady, Hannah, Jeanette, Hailey, Mackenzie, Ashley and Nicole; along with many family members and friends. A ?Celebration of Life? will be held at St. David?s United Church in Pemberton at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25th. Interment at Pemberton Cemetery prior to Service at 11:00 a.m. Donations in lieu of flowers would be gratefully appreciated to Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Sonia Hunko (Popko)
Peacefully on October 15, 2002 Sonia Hunko of Verdun, Quebec at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by her husband Tichon (Tony). She is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by her son Bill (Jean) and her 2 grandchildren Dillon and Morgan. Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at Mt. Garibaldi Cemetery, Squamish, B.C.
George Robert Brodie
Peacefully after a long illness, George Robert Brodie of Britannia Beach, aged 64 years. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter's Lynn (Lane), Jackie (John) and son Ben from his first marriage; by his wife Sharon and daughter's Rhonda (Brad) and Lori (Doug), many grandchildren and his extended family Tammy, Dwayne, Wesley, Ron (Sue). George was a hard working man who lived life to the fullest. His happiest moments were when he was working with the big machines and spending time with his family. A private family service will be held at a future date. In memory of George, donations may be made to the B.C. Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 2K3.
Jeffrey John Nash
On October 30, 2002, Jeff Nash passed away peacefully after waging a courageous and noble battle with cancer. Jeff was 45 years old. Jeff lives on in the hearts and memories of his wife Heather, son Jared, daughter Aubrey, his parents Sydney and Dorothy, 2 brothers David and Michael and his many dear friends (Kasthin and Emma), who shared in Jeff's wonderful life. There will be a celebration of Jeff's life on Saturday, November 9, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Howe Sound Secondary School. Flowers are gratefully declined. In memory of Jeff, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 2213, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0
Thomas Alexander Lewis
Tom was born in Chilliwack on September 27, 1949.
He died peacefully from complications arising from the treatment of his testicular cancer.
Tom fought with fierce determination from beginning to end.
He is survived by his wife Alma, daughters Heather and Aryn, sisters, Terry (Bob), Mary (Bill), Cathy (Al), brother Dave, and step-mother Margaret Lundgren.
Uncle Tom is survived by nieces and nephews Andrea, Lynette, Tom, Carla, Burt, Dawn, Adam and Tyler.
He was pre-deceased by his uncle and great friend Frank Lewis.
Tom loved hunting and back road expeditions.
And then there was golf.
It was more than just a game to him.
He loved the challenge, the strategy and the company of his friends.
Tom worked at the pulp mill for 35 years, starting out as a fire cleaner and eventually becoming production superintendent.
His commitment to his job carried on well after his workday was done.
With characteristic determination he thrived on solving the complex problems that arose.
A gathering to remember Tom will be held Saturday, November 9, at 1:00 p.m. at the Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer Foundation for Testicular Cancer Research.
"In Memory Department", 200-601 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4C2 or www.bccancerfoundation.com
James (Jim) Edward Fairhurst
Peacefully on November 13, 2002 James (Jim) Edward Fairhurst of Squamish, aged 84 years.
He is survived by his loving wife Peggy, 3 sons, Bill (Florence), Jim, Roger (Coshana), daughter Sandra (Chuck) Crowley, brother Percy, 7 grandchildren, Patricia (Stewart), Denise (Pete), Michelle (Mike), Glen (Maya), Ann, Alexandra and James; six great-grandchildren, William, Cory, Hannah, Emily, Bradon and Emily.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 11:00 a.m.. at the Squamish Funeral Chapel.
In Memory of Jim, donations may be made to the Hilltop House Support Society, Box 562, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0 or to the Squamish Health Care Foundation, 38140 Behrner Drive, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0
Raymond (Ray) Warren Cochlin
Raymond (Ray) Warren Cochlin, born September 5, 1931, died November 16, 2002 at Squamish General Hospital.
Predeceased by his parents, 5 brothers, 4 sisters and granddaughter Claire.
Ray leaves behind his devoted wife of 46 years Rosemary (nee Egan) and his brother Dale.
Dad will be missed by his children, Christopher, Therese (Jim Morgan), Matthew, Peter (Melissa White), Georgina (Christian Roy) and daughter-in-law Judith Mathieu; grandchildren Brooke Fee, Julien Shamus, Calym Cochlin will miss their beloved grandpa.
Ray was a kind gentleman, known to many as the Chef behind "Dean's" Restaurant.
His talents in the kitchen will be missed by all who knew him.
Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. at the Squamish Funeral Chapel, Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Squamish.
For their gift of compassionate care the family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. M. McDonald, Dr. B. Eckstein and to all the wonderful nursing staff at Coast Garibaldi Health Unit, especially Sue.
If so desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 2213, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0.
"In Dying We Are Born To Eternal Life"
Peacefully on December 26, 2002 Myrtle Evelyn Ofstie passed away peacefully, aged 86 years.
She is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by her husband, Worden, 3 sons, Lonnie (Dixie) Jerry (Donna), Ken (Wendy), daughter Beverly (Brian) Begg, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and by her many dear friends here in Squamish and in Port Alberni.
Myrtle and Worden recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on December 5, 2002.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Squamish Baptist Church.
In memory of Myrtle donations may be made to The Hilltop House Support Society, Box 562, Squamish or to the charity of your choice.
A Memorial Service with take place on January 14, 2003 at 1:00 pm in Port Alberni at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home.