RENAAS, Wendy Anne
April 29, 1949 - November 23, 2010
We are sad to announce the passing of a loving wife, a caring mother, a kind grandmother, a sister and a great aunt Wendy is predeceased by Art & Ione Woods, Judy and Dougie Ostergard. She will be sadly missed by, her loving husband Alan Renaas, two wonderful children Raymond (Abby) Philipow, Jennifer (Steve) Mitchell, Brothers- David (Pam) Woods, Terry (Colleen) Woods, In laws Trygve & Elizabeth Renaas, John Renaas, Trygve Renaas, Lisa (Brian) Dielissen, Beautiful Grandchildren Stevi, Owen Philipow, Jake, Brittany, Amber Mitchell, Carlin (Colin), Baby Cais Vandergugten, many Nieces and Nephews- Jena Woods, Jeffery, Jeremy and David Woods, Alan and Mary Lloyd, Scott and Kristina Dielisson There will be no service but in Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the B.C. Liver Transplant Society, care of; BC Transplant, 3rd Floor, West Tower, 555 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3X7. I give you this one thought to keep - I am with you still - I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake in the morning's hush I am the swift, uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone - I am with you still - in each new dawn.
RIVERS, Astrid Elisabeth (nee Wallensteen)
Astrid was born on August 3, 1935 and passed away on September 28, 2010 at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. She is survived by her husband Robert William (Bob) Rivers, children; Roberta Baranyai (Mike), Sooke; Deanne (John Graham), North Vancouver; Larry (Marilyn), Nakusp; Ryan (Annette), Sorrento; Karen Robinson, ON, brothers and sisters; Elsa Hacking, Qualicum Beach; Dagny Fochuk, Chase; Henry Wallensteen, Sorrento; Karin MacAulay, Banff, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews and special friends Jack and Ruby Morton of North Vancouver, with whom they often traveled internationally-cruising and touring. Astrid was born in Salmon Arm and attended the Salmon Arm High School, after which she served for several years with the RCAF. She then met and married Bob in May of 1959 and lived in various parts of Canada in connection with Bob's service with the RCMP. Bob and Astrid were stationed in Ottawa and many places in BC before their retirement. Astrid was an avid gardener with an amazing green thumb and an unbelievable capacity of remembering all Latin names for every plant. She always enjoyed cooking, golfing (she had a pretty good swing), bowling and reading and was an expert New York Times Crossword enthusiast. She was a loving, caring and compassionate person who had a zest for life. She will remain in our hearts, lovingly remembered and forever missed. No funeral service by request. Contributions to the BC Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4 will be very much appreciated.
ROGERS, George Edward (Ted)
April 17, 1925 - September 10, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George E. (Ted) Rogers in the Nanaimo Hospital with his family by his side. He leaves behind his wife of 53 years Illeen, his son Dale (Shirley), daughter Sherry (Ron), 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to niece Dauna (Bob) Ellis for all their love and support. Ted served with the Royal Canadian Hussars during World War II in Holland, and later became a proud member of the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary in Victoria. He was also a member of the Legion for a number of years and enjoyed raising a glass or two with his comrades. Gone but never forgotten, TTFN.
Peacefully at home and surrounded by his family, Stanley Roy passed away on December 15, 2010 at the age of 82 years. He was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 22, 1928. Stanley was predeceased by his first wife Marjorie in 1995 and by his son Stephen in 2004. Stan is lovingly remembered by his devoted wife Margaret as well as his son Paul and his daughter Gabrielle. He will also be missed by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Stan leaves many relatives and friends in both Ireland and Canada. Stan was very active in his community where his Irish wit endeared him to everyone. Prayers were held on December 19, 2010 and a Funeral Mass on December 20, 2010 at the Catholic Church of the Ascension, Parksville, BC. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date. Donations in Stan's memory may be made to the Oceanside Hospice Society, 210 Crescent Rd W. Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1J9.
Blessings for the Journey
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
RUTLEDGE, Audrey Ethel
1930 - 2010
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Audrey Rutledge in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday November 16. She was surrounded by her three children, Lou Ann, Terri and Rob, and supported by the wonderful staff at the Qualicum Manor. Audrey demonstrated such strength, grace and love throughout her ten-month journey after her brain tumour diagnosis. Audrey was born in Purdue, Saskatchewan, to Dorothy and Hugh Hodgson, and is survived by her five loving siblings Fred, Dorothy, Chuck, Skid and Pat. Audrey's passion for teaching saw her go from the one-room school house at age 18 to teaching inner-city children in North Bay, Ontario for the majority of her 30-year career. Throughout her life she had leadership roles in Amnesty International, Toastmasters, and the Ontario Federation of Teachers. After moving to Qualicum Beach 20 years ago, Audrey became actively involved in the community including joining the NewComers group. A former President of the local branch of Canadian Federation University Women, she particularly enjoyed her work on the scholarship committee supporting young women entering University. She was a contributing member of Saint Mark's Anglican Church, and her strong faith remained a pillar of strength throughout her cancer journey. Her memorial service was held at Saint Mark's Church (with internment at Qualicum Municipal Cementary) on Saturday November 20. It was Audrey's wish that memorial donations be made to her son's charity The Healing and Cancer Foundation c/o Dr. Rob Rutledge, Nova Scotia Cancer Centre, Room 2025 Dickson Bld, 5820 University Ave, Halifax, NS, B3H 1V7. Or online at www.healingandcancer.org
SERVISS, Eleanor Robson (nee Carson)
January 25, 1920 - September 15, 2010
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. After inspiring all those around her with her positive attitude and her zest for life, Eleanor passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 15th 2010. Eleanor is predeceased by her husband Bob and is survived by her son Bob (Deb and daughter Mary (Kent); grandchildren Sandra (Forest) and Julie (Jeff); great grandchildren Axton and Devon; and many nieces and nephews. We are grateful for the love and friendship of her many friends at Surfside in Parksville and special thanks go to the staff at Eagle Park Extended Care in Qualicum Beach for their exceptional care. A Memorial Celebration of Eleanor's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice may be made.
SHEA, Verna K.
Jacqui and Don Johnson wish to offer their sincere thanks and gratitude to all of our friends and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 members for their support and expression of condolences during this most difficult time. The kindness shown is greatly appreciated and will be remembered always.
STONE, Reta Lucille (Betty) (nee Kemp)
February 15, 1927 - October 29, 2010
Betty died peacefully at Stanford Place in Parksville BC after a difficult battle with cardio-vascular dementia. She is sorely missed and forever loved by her husband, David, of Parksville, her children Edward (Ted) of Burlington ON, Andrea Martin and her husband David of Port Elgin ON, Shannon Carson and her partner Al Wiensczyk of Prince George BC, grandchildren Eric Martin, Adam Martin, Heather Carson and Colin Carson and foster daughter Kathy Rains of Burnaby BC. Betty was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Rita Kemp, brother Bud and sister Doris. Betty was in child psychological work with Peel Board of Education in Mississauga, Ontario. Betty was passionate about many social issues. She was actively involved in the United Churches Dave served, in British Columbia and Ontario, particularly with senior girls and missionary concerns. In her leisure time she loved being with family and friends at The Cottage, reading, quilting, attending the symphony and traveling. Betty made strong and lasting friendships wherever she lived. A Memorial Service will be held in Qualicum Beach, BC at St. Stephen's United Church, on Monday, Nov. 22, at 1:30 pm. If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to The United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund or to a charity of your choice.
WHITEHEAD, Phyllis Clare
1931 - 2010
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother, nana, aunt and friend to many, on October 9, 2010. Clare was predeceased by her loving husband, William, her brother, Charles Marshall and her sisters Lois Young and Joan MacAulay. She leaves behind her daughter, Lori, her son, Campbell (Vickie), grandchildren, Zachary, Kurtis and Camryn and her partner, Gib Pamplin. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and close friends. Her determined spirit, compassionate heart and selfless nature will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 730, Parksville, BC V9P 2G8 or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated. A Memorial Service was held on October 16, 2010.
WHITTAKER, Audrey Lillian
Audrey was born in Regina, SK on July 9, 1921 and passed away in Parksville, BC on October 5, 2010. Predeceased by her husband Harry of 61 years, she is survived by her sons, Robert of Nanaimo, BC, Warren (Heather) of Winnipeg, MB and grandchildren, Erin and Amy, both of Winnipeg. She will also be missed by her personal caregiver, Penny Wade and her good neighbourhood friends. Audrey and Harry vacationed in Qualicum Beach for a few years and loved it so much that they decided to retire here in the mid 80s. Audrey was very active playing golf, bridge, curling, cooking and was an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. She was a member of St. Columba Presbyterian Church in Parksville and the family thanks Reverend Robert Kerr and the Ladies Church Guild for their thoughtfulness and kindness through this passage of time. Donations in Audrey's memory may be made to the Parksville/Qualicum SPCA, Box 1407, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3. A service will be held at the St. Columba Presbyterian Church, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 2:00pm. You are now resting peacefully in the arms of your Heavenly Father.
WYNANS, Cecilia Phyllis
Our Mother passed away peacefully in Nanaimo on November 1, 2010 at the age of 86. She is survived by children Randy (Jacqueline), Ngaire (Pat), Annalisa (Rick), 7 Grandchildren; Stephanie (Mike), Miranda (Ian), Matthew, Justin, Jordan, Tyler, and Danielle as well as 1 Great-Grandchild, Naiomi. No Service by request. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation, 401-495 Dunsmuir Street Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6B9 and the Canadian Cancer Society, Unit E - 777 Poplar St. Nanaimo, BC, V9S 2H7.