August 14, 1937 - November 3, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ben at the Nanaimo Hospital November 3, 2010. Ben was born in Appledorn, Holland and immigrated to Canada at 17 years old, arriving in Edmonton and then moving on to Victoria where he operated his own business, Super Cleaning. Later Ben joined the staff of Royal Jubilee Hospital becoming Supervisor of Housekeeping for 20 years. He retired in 1995 married his wife Barb Raybone, bought a Motor-home and they became snowbirds for 15 years and moved to Qualicum Beach. Ben leaves his loving wife Barb, his sons Brad (Cynthia), Kevin (Shannon) and his granddaughters Alicia, Tamara and Step Grandson Jake, Step-daughters Candy, Murray Spark, Alicia, Jen, and Step-son Curt Raybone, and his son Colin, Julie-Anne, and Meleah, his buddy Darcy Raybone, friends Elli, Stanley and Donna. His dog Sophie doesn't know what to do without him. There will be no service at Ben's request. Please make any donations in Ben's memory to the Children's Hospital of BC, 938 W 28th Ave, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4H4.
ANDERSON, Lillian (Terri) (nee Boyle, nee Newton)
Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Lillian Anderson, an exceptional lady who passed away on October 13, 2010 at age 85. Lillian Alberta Boyle was born in Moose Jaw, SK on Jan 20, 1925. She was a fun loving, energetic, brilliantly talented woman who excelled in athletics, music and art. She had a spectacular singing voice and a natural artistic skill for sketching and painting. Lillian worked as the head mechanic on the WWII fighter planes, where she adopted the nickname "Terri". In 1944, Terri married Glen E. Newton. They made their home in Swift Current, SK where they raised their five children. The Newton family spent many happy summers at their Lac Pelletier cottage. Strong and resourceful, Terri steadfastly survived the loss of her husband, Glen Newton, who passed away in 1969 at age 48 and her daughter, Nancy Beswick, deceased in 1975 at age 23. Terri pursued a career as the Personal Services Director at the Palliser Hospital and her compassionate spirit is often remembered to this day. Terri's great athletic accomplishments included water skiing, championship fastball, golf and curling (she retired from curling at age 80!). She was honoured by being inducted into the Swift Current Sports Hall of Fame. Terri served on Provincial and Canadian Ladies Curling Executives, having the honour of attending world curling championships as a Canadian delegate and curling competitively in provincial playdowns. She was an active member of Elmwood and Qualicum Beach Golf Clubs. Terri contributed tirelessly to local service clubs, including Lions Ladies, Beta Sigma Phi, Legion, CNIB and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She served as an elected official for the City of Swift Current. In recognition of her lifetime of outstanding contributions, Terri was awarded "Citizen of the Year", a very great honour. In 1984, Terri married Gordon Anderson and shared 26 wonderful years together, travelling the world and retiring to Qualicum Beach, BC, where they resided for 18 years. They enjoyed curling, golfing, camping and volunteering together. Terri's life has been a great blessing to her husband, Gordon, her children; Larry (Deb) Newton, Donna (Murray) Caplan, Carol Newton, Glenda Newton-Palmer, stepchildren; David (Melinda) Anderson, Keith Anderson, grandchildren; Laurel, Lindsay, Leigh, Dean, Shauna, Wade, Carla, Bryce, Shane, Garrett, Kara, Shantal, Shandra, Shayna, Shayla, great-grandchildren; Haleigh, Jacqueline, Alex, Ayla, her siblings; Bernice Stirton, James (Wilma) Boyle, sister-in-law Leone Newton, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. The Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 730, Parksville, BC V9P 2G8 would gratefully receive donations in her honour. Celebrations of Lillian's life will be held at the Qualicum Beach Legion, 180 Veterans Way, on Saturday, October 23, 2010 @ 3:00pm and the Swift Current Curling Club Lounge, on Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 2:00pm.
BARNES, Lesley Ann
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our mother, nana, sister, auntie and friend. Lesley leaves behind her children Darren (Sue); Ryan (Kate); Richard (Nancy); Lisa (Todd). Her grandchildren Harry, Sam, Seth, Alex & Shyann. Dear Aunt Flo and her sister Sue (Patrick) nieces & nephews Sophie, Mark, Andrew, & Morgan. Lesley's in-laws Bob (Jodi); Terry (Jill). Predeceased by her husband Denis Barnes. A private memorial has been held.
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm Free
I'm following the path God laid for me,
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I couldn't stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void
then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
And yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief;
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief;
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now. He set me free.
BOWD, Elizabeth (Beth) Julia (nee:Miller)
Born on December 13, 1947 in Edson, Alberta, Beth passed on November 30, 2010. After an eight month, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer she passed away at the Eagle Park Health Care facility in Qualicum Beach, BC. Predeceased by her father Maxwell Miller, Nov 1967, her mother Bessie Miller (nee: Powers) July 1961, she is survived by her husband Charles of 42 years, (married July 6, 1968) sons, Emmett and Alex of Edmonton, AB, sister Lucy Robinson of Niton, AB, sister-in-law Muriel Schmidt of Ardrossan, AB, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, many friends, and her Siamese cat Ali. Beth graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Alberta (with distinction) and taught school in Alberta from 1968 until retiring in 2004. At retirement from teaching, Beth and Charles moved from their farm in McLeod Valley, AB to a home on French Creek, in Parksville, BC. Beth had a love for music, camping, reading, and gardening. She spent countless hours as a volunteer in numerous community organizations, both in Alberta and later in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, BC. The family would like to thank VIHA's Doctors, Nurses and home care staff for making Beth's final days as comfortable as possible. A special thank you goes to the staff at Eagle Park Health Care facility for their kindness and loving care. Beth was cremated, and will be interred at McLeod Valley, AB at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Beth's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
BUSWELL, Richard Jackson
On Nov. 20th, in his 83rd year, Richard passed away peacefully with Patricia, his devoted wife, and Kim, loving daughter, at his side. He endured seven years with the indignity of dementia. He leaves behind a loving family. Daughter, Vanessa, daughter Deb (Don) and grand-daughters Jaimee and Shannon, and son-in-law, John (Kim). Being a Brit. born in India, he left at the time of the 1947 uprisings, and the next many years led him to long periods in New Zealand, England, Kenya and Lethbridge, AB. Canada. He retired, with Patricia, to Qualicum Beach in 2000, and declared it the place he would most like to finish his days. A Celebration of Life will be at Yates Funeral Centre on Sunday, Dec. 12th at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to donate are requested to make a contribution in his name to the wonderful facility who cared for him for the last 2.1/2 years, Arrowsmith Lodge, 266B Moilliet Street, Parksville, B.C. V9P 1M9
Peacefully at home in Qualicum Beach, BC, Lucille passed away on October 14, 2010, aged 61 years. Lucille is survived by Gary Wilson and son Wayne Grote (Nanaimo). She is also survived by her sisters; Louise MacDonald (Crofton), Lana Brown (Crofton), Lois Argue (Port Alberni), brothers; Melvin Bannick (Vancouver), Mervin Bannick (Mexico City) and her mother, Joan Bannick (Nanaimo). Lucille was an avid runner and a dedicated member of The Cee Vacs Running Club. In the end, the running club was there for Lucille in her time of need. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Lyn Pascoe and nurse Monica Watt. A private family service was held on October 21, 2010.
CARSON, Jessie Marie
Jessie passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010 at the age of 76 years. Predeceased by her husband Ron in 2003, she is survived by her children; Cheryl (Steve), Charlotte (Alex), Teresa (Gordon), grandchildren; Stephanie, Matthew, Hope, Jenna and mother-in-law Gladys. There will be a Celebration of Jessie's Life on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 1:00pm at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd, Parksville, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 1299, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T3.
CLEASE, Alan Brian Charles
April 30, 1937 - October 10, 2010
Alan passed away suddenly with his loving wife by his side. Predeceased by his parents Earnie and Irene, he is survived by his wife Denise, of 53 years, daughter, Sheryl (Shawn Johnson), sons; Kevin (Sidney), Jay (Sue), Troy (Carol), ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, brother, Wayne (Sandy) and his sister Lynn. A Celebration of Life will be held at the family park on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 1-4 pm. For further inquiries please contact Troy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COULTER, Garnet Charles
August 30, 1924 - November 5, 2010
As he wished, after a full and active life, Garnet passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of November 5, 2010 in Qualicum Beach, BC. He was predeceased by his wife Violet (2009) and is survived by daughters Joan (Jim) Munro of Campbell River and Sharon (John) Ahokas of Lantzville; grandchildren Debra (Ken) Olsen of Ft. McMurray, Todd (Jackie) Munro of Campbell River, Paula (Mike) Avender of Campbell River, Graeme (Stephanie) Ahokas of Calgary, Jason (Amanda) Ahokas of Nanaimo and Katherine (Robbie) Ahokas of Victoria; eight great-grandsons Nathan, Andrew, Tanar, Hunter, Daniel, Caleb, Cohen and Luca; one sister and many nieces and nephews. Garnet was born in Boskung, ON and was one of six children. Possessing an adventurous spirit he had many occupations during his lifetime. He began as a dinner chef at a summer hotel; owned his own bakeshop and worked at electrical contracting in Ontario. In 1951 he ventured west to British Columbia ending up in Campbell River where his first job was planting trees. In the spring of 1952 his family joined him. He worked at Argonaut Mine, Elk Falls Mill and then he began market gardening, raising beef cattle and egg production. In 1984 he purchased crown land on Hwy 28 where he built a log home for Vi and himself and developed a 50 site campground which they operated until 1998. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting and gardening the flowers he grew in pots on his sundeck were the envy of his neighbours. His grandchildren and great-grandsons gave him great pleasure and he was very proud of them. A celebration of Garnet's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers those wishing to do so may make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300-828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 or a charity of their choice. Loved and Remembered Always
DAVIDSON, Douglas William
May 11, 1948 - November 5, 2010
Doug Davidson was an honourable man, loving father and caring brother and son. He worked hard, played hard and lived by the philosophy that it was all small stuff. He succeeded by spending time at his father's gas station as a young man, built log homes, went into commercial fishing and also became a journeyman heat and frost insulator. Doug remained a fisherman at heart; the outdoors was his office of choice. Doug is survived by his loving children Keith, Adrienne, Brook, granddaughter Rowan, his brother Ken, his sister Patricia and all of the Davidson clan. Always patient with a twinkle in his eye and a laugh in his heart he found humour in most situations, you certainly knew when that wit was directed your way. He is greatly missed by his life-long friends, a family in their own right. Doug may have left us unexpectedly but he leaves behind a lifetime of memories and warm smiles. May the memories also keep you smiling and at peace as we are sure he is now. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the SPCA, Box 1407, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3.
EASTON, Gary Wayne
The time has come for me to say farewell, to my friend and business partner at Ironcraft, Bill Vogler (Brenda). Remember our good times and hard times and our many long drives just to get away from it all. Thanks Momma, Lillian Easton, for always being the supportive, loving mother. Dear sister Karen (Mark), for all the love, laugh and practical jokes we've shared. Brother Michael, you're admired for your strong beliefs. Thanks to my son North (Rachelle), for being at my side with strength and humour and the talent that makes me a grateful proud father. To sons, Brian (Chantal) and Clayton (Eirin), stay strong, have good lives. To my long time buds, Ian Dunsmore (Gail), Jim Pine (Sharon), Ron Speed (Pat), it's been a real trip! To Danny free spirit Hilton - happy travels. To all my grandkids, Tyler, Kali, Mackenzie, Jacob, Pascale, Jazz, Axelle, Emika, Emeric and Lachlan, stay on the straight and narrow, reach for the stars, keep a sense of value and humour in your hearts. To my extended family, Lonnie Evans, Chris, Isaiah, Casey be strong for your mother Lonnie, you are her sunshine. To my devoted wife and bestfriend, Marlene (nee) Kosteniuk, who has been my brick in my downhill whirl you kept ours vows to the very end I knew you would, I'll be watching over ya'all Gar Boy Easton - March 15, 1944, passed away in his home at Parksville with his family at his side on November 26, 2010. As per Gary's request there will be no service at this time. We will share a gathering of family and friends in July in Parksville.
FAIRWAY, Thelma May
Born in Montreal, QC on August 3, 1924, Thelma passed away at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on December 8, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband James Fairway in 2009 and is survived by her son Stephen Fairway. A Funeral Service will be held at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd, Parksville, BC on December 13, 2010 @ 11:00am with burial and a reception to follow.
FLYNN, Ralph Robert (Bob) DFC, Aviator
1918 - 2010
Nanoose Bay, British Columbia - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Flynn on September 27, 2010 at Stanford Place Care Campus in Parksville, BC. Pre-Deceased by his wife Jean of 57 years in 2001, Bob is survived by his children Frank (Vancouver, BC), Mick (Nanoose Bay, BC), Linda (Penticton, BC), Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren Michael (Nikita) Flynn (Richmond, BC), Aaron (Ethan) Flynn (Penticton, BC) and Brother Grant Edward (Kelly) Flynn (Lethbridge, AB). Dad also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Heart filled thanks is given to the many wonderful people of Stanford Place who cared for Dad in a professional, personal manner that always allowed him to retain his dignity. We loved you and will always remember what a great person you were. Rest in Peace Dad. Onus Portamus.
FOAN, Leslie Stephen
November 6, 1945 - October 8, 2010
With Sadness we announce the passing of Stephen Foan. Predeceased by his parents Leslie and Kelly Foan of North Vancouver, he is survived by his wife Lynda, sister Bev Scott, step children Michael Sherwood and Kristen Levers of North Vancouver and many nieces and nephews. No Funeral By Request. In lieu of flowers donations in Stephen's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 1299, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1T3.