Violet Emma Slobodian
February 11, 1922 - July 1, 2003. With great sadness we announce the passing of Violet at Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver. Born in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Violet was predeceased by husband Jeff in 1947, daughter?s Sharon and Patricia in 1949, mother and father Mary and John Sobotka, husband Pete in 1996, sisters Mildred Critchley, Rose Watson and brother Frank. She is survived by 3 daughters, Doreen of Lillooet, Marilyn (Ron) of Telkwa and Teresa (Bob) of Abbotsford. As well as many sisters, brothers, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Violet like bowling, gardening and playing cards; she was also a member of the Royal Purple. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The family appreciates and would like to thank Lil Guerin (Violet's close friend and helper in her time of need), the Squamish Hospital and the Capilano Care Centre staff for making Violet?s last while with us as comfortable as possible. A memorial service will be held at the Squamish Funeral Chapel, 40440 Tantalus Way, Garibaldi Highlands, BC on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 1:00 p.m., tea to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hilltop House Support Society, Box 562, Squamish, BC V0N 3G0.
Rest in peace, we love you.
Gordon Martin Begon
Peacefully on July 7, 2003 Gordon Martin Begon of Squamish, formerly of Ashcroft, aged 83 years. Predeceased by his wife Jean. He is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by his family, daughters Marilyn Brock, Judy (Doug) Horth, 5 grandsons Mark (Jan), Greg (Carol), Curtis (Janet), Kevin (Terra), Dale (Samantha); 6 great grandchildren, Chris, Molly, Scott, Kyle, Alyssa, Derek and his many relatives and dear friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at 4:00 pm at the Squamish Funeral Chapel, 40440 Tantalus Road, Garibaldi Highlands, B.C. In memory of Gordon, donations may be made to the Leukemia Research Fund ? B.C. Region, #303-1682 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 4S6.
Robert "Bob" Cleaver
Suddenly on July 8, 2003 Robert (Bob) Harold Cleaver of Squamish, aged 83 years. He is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by his wife Viola, son Scott, daughter Gail (Jerry), granddaughter Jen, grandson Steven, brother Allan (Connie), nephew Mike (Carol), niece Kathy (Ron) and his many other relatives and dear friends. Funeral service was held on Monday, July 14, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Squamish Funeral Chapel. In memory of Bob donations may be made to the Squamish Health Care Foundation, 38140 Behrner Drive, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0 or to the B.C. Heart & Stoke Foundation.
Peacefully after a brief illness, Irene passed away on July 18, 2003. Predeceased by her parents Mike & Theresa, sister-in-law Eve and brother-in-law Roy. She is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by her husband Arnold, daughter Arlene, son?s Kevin and Russell, 4 grandchildren, Patrick, Kevin, Shannon & Travis; 3 great-grandchildren Dylan, Jacob and Chelsea; 3 brothers Ernie (Irene), Stuart (Karen), Michael; 2 sisters Clara (Tom), Lillian and by her many dear friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Squamish Funeral Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted.
Allan "Al" Bird
Peacefully on July 31, 2003 Allan (Al) Ernest George Bird of Squamish, aged 84 years. He is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by his wife, Giselle, 3 daughters, Valerie Niyri, Brenda (Dan) Kelly, Cheryl (Peter) Rush, 1 son, Roger Bird; 4 grandchildren, Michael, Christy, Kevin and Trevor, also his many relatives in England, New Zealand and Australia. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's The Divine Anglican Church, 40285 Diamond Head Road, Garibaldi Highlands. Donations in memory of Al may be made to the Squamish General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary or to the Hilltop House Support Society.
Claire Petersen (Stoddart)
On May 25, 2003 Claire Edith Marie Petersen passed away at Squamish General Hospital, aged 74 years. Predeceased by her son Wesley Stoddart in 1969. She is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by her family, sons Jim, Brian, Sam (Lorie), Mark and their families, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grand-child and her many dear friends. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 2:00 pm at the Squamish Funeral Chapel. In memory of Claire, donations may be made to the Squamish Public Library, c/o Box 1039, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0.
William "Bill" Lavoie
Peacefully on April 26, 2003 William (Bill) Joseph Lavoie of Squamish, aged 90 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Vivian, son Brian, daughters Sheila and Vi and by his many relatives and dear friends. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to Squamish Funeral Chapel. In memory of Bill, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
Margaret "Peg" Fairhurst
Margaret "Peg" Fairhurst passed away peacefully on May 5, 2003 at the age of 82. Peg was born in Muselborough, Scotland on June 15, 1921 and was predeceased by her husband Jim in November 2002. She will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by her children Bill (Florence), Jim, Roger (Coshana) and daughter Sandra (Chuck) Crowley and brother-in-law Percy Fairhurst. A much loved gramma to Denise (Pete), Patricia (Stewart), Michelle (Mike), Glen (Maya) Magee, Annastasia, Aleksandra and James. A great-gramma to William, Cory, Hannah, Emily and Brayden and will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Peg will always be remembered in our hearts for her volunteering for charities, especially for her work with Hilltop House.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Squamish Funeral Chapel. In memory of Peg, donations may be made to the Hilltop House Support Society, Box 562, Squamish, BC V0N 3G0.
Peacefully on April 3, 2003 Hugo Wilhelm Karvonen of Squamish, aged 74 years. He is survived by his many family members in Finland and Sweden, as well as his dear friends in Canada. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, april 8, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Squamish Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at Mount Garibaldi Cemetery. Donations may be made to Hilltop House Support Society, Box 562, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0.
Rose Frances Watson
Peacefully on January 22, 2003 Rose Frances Watson of Kamloops, former resident of Squamish, aged 87 years. Predeceased by her husband Robert. She is lovingly remembered and will be forever missed by her family and dear friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Squamish Funeral Chapel.
Alex "Buddy" Roscoe
Passed away March 29, 2003 in West Vancouver, B.C. He will be forever lovingly remembered by his daughter, Beverley Nedokis (Ron), son Allan, grandchildren Chris and Emily, brother Eugene, sister Joyce and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Stephanie, his parents, Nicholas and Katherine, brothers Steve, John, Raymond, Walter, Maurice and sisters, Ann Kaminski, Mae Miller, Julia Batlowski and Martha Stupen. Alex was born on October 1, 1912 in Melrose, Manitoba. He worked as a salesman at Weston Bakeries for 45 years, his route was in the Interlake region and his trucks had neither air-conditioning nor reliable heaters in those days. In 1968, he and Stephanie moved from Winnipeg to Lockport where they enjoyed country living. He was active at the Notre Dame church in Selkirk as well as the Gordon Howard Seniors Centre. Their family cottage at Caddy Lake was often overflowing with friends and relatives who were always made to feel welcome. Alex loved the outdoors, fishing, gardening or walking in the woods gathering wild berries and mushrooms. Alex was blessed with remarkably good health, his philosophy was, never go to a doctor because they will always find something wrong with you, it worked for him as his health didn't seriously decline until the age of 89. In March, 2001, Alex moved to B.C. to be with his children and he never tired of looking at the mountains. At Alex?s request, a private family service was held, followed by cremation.
"Your sun rose in the prairie sky and set on the coast where eagles fly."
Scott David Brown
Scott David Brown of Mount Currie passed away on March 29, 2003 as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He is lovingly remembered by his family and many relatives and dear friends. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2003, Fairmont Whistler Chateau at 1:00 p.m. In memory of Scott, donations may be made to either W.A.G. - Whistler Animals Galore at Box 274, Whistler, B.C. V0N 1B0 or ARK Child Services Society, Atten: Kelly Persoage, 7719- 19th Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V3N 1E8
Maurice Marcel Scott
On March 21, 2003 Maurice Marcel Scott passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital, aged 89 years. Born September 17, 1913 at Rouen, France. At the age of 9, he immigrated to Canada, traveling alone to join his mother, who had married and was living in Innisfail, Alberta. When his mother was widowed, they moved to Calgary. After several odd jobs, he started at Taylor, Pearson & Carson in Calgary and eventually became Prairie Sales Manager. He enjoyed a 30 year career with that company. In 1935 he married Leslie Jenkinson. They lived in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary while working for T.P.& C. in a942 he volunteered to join the army and was shipped to England. He returned to Calgary in 1945. In 1964 Maurice and Leslie were divorced. Maurice moved to Squamish where he owned and operated K & M Parts Ltd.. He married Mabel Craig and stayed in Squamish until they retired and moved to Kelowna in 1988. Maurice has been in the area ever since. Maurice is survived by his loving family, daughter Lynne (Allan) Paul, son Jim Scott of Calgary, grandsons, Brent (Anne) Conners of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Brad (Beth-Ann) Conners of Port Stanley, Ontario, Kevin Scott of London, Ontario and his extended family in Squamish. Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Squamish Funeral Chapel, followed by interment at Mount Garibaldi Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Shore Place, Kelowna.
Ruby Olga Bessie Hayes of Squamish, B.C. died quietly on September 11, 2002, leaving her loving husband Warren, 3 sons Edward William (Judith), Patrick Michel (Deb), Ian Douglas (Crystal), 4 grand children, Paul, Michael, Resa, Marcy, great granddaughter Rachael and her many other relatives and dear friends. A family gather was held at the family home. In memory of Ruby, donations may be made to the Squamish Health Care Foundation, 38140 Behrner Drive, Squamish, B.C. V0N 3G0