COCHRANE, Maisie Alice (nee Roberts)
July 16, 1921 to March 29, 2011
Maisie passed away at ECU, St. Joseph's Hospital in Comox, BC. Granny has put down her fishing rod, knitting needles and quilting thread to go and join the others that have gone on before her. She was predeceased by her parents William and Mary Roberts, her husband George Cochrane (1993), brothers; William (Helen) Roberts, Harry (Belle) Roberts, sister-in-laws; Carrie Roberts, Cathy Roberts, in-laws; Gladys Cochrane, Olive MacPhee, Alex (Bessie) Cochrane and Gordon Cochrane. Maisie leaves behind many to celebrate her memory, brothers; Charlie Roberts (QC), Leslie (Cathy) Roberts (Nanaimo), Ernie (Yvonne) Cochrane (Toronto), Lucille Cochrane (Chilliwack), friend and quilting partner Willa Eden and daughter Dorothy Anderson (Campbell River), her family that will now have to wear store bought sweaters or learn to knit, daughter Georgina (John) Stokes, (Merville), grandsons; John Stokes (Ft St John), Ron (Filomena) Stokes (Prince George), Fred (Kim) Stokes (Ft St John), great-grandchildren; Andrew, Kayla (Ft St John), Izabella, Nathan, (Prince George), Joseph, Jacob, Kaleb (Courtenay), Kaitlynn, Chloe (Ft St John), great-great-granddaughter Jaylynn (Ft St John), daughter Linda (Dave) Henuset (Campbell River) and son Steven Cochrane (Campbell River). Maisie is also survived by many nieces and nephews across Canada and in Arizona. Her ashes will be taken back to the family farm in Rawdon, Quebec and at a later date we may celebrate with a tea. Thank you to Dr Reggler, Dr Blacklock and all the staff at Eagleview for the care given to mom (granny) over the years that she was in ECU. Those wishing to do so, may make donations in her memory to the Alzheimer Society of BC, unit 300, 828 West 8th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 or a charity of your choice.
Sept 3, 1939 – Dec 11, 2011
Steve was predeceased By Brothers Paul and Joseph. He is survived by his wife Susanna of 48 years of marriage, his children Sandra and Paul, Vancouver, Steve and Barb, Port Coquitlam, Shelly and Ward, Nanoose Bay and grandchildren Jake, Dylan, Kent, Brett, Lily and sister Marica, Croatia. Other Relatives include Tilka, Nick, Damir, and Ron Komadina, Prince Rupert, Shirley and Ted Hidber, Verena Briker, Hidber family, Briker family, Hoy family. Friends include John Murray, Mick Luckhurst, Peter and Elzy Paffen …and the rest of the world. Steve will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his wife Susan and children, Sandra, Steve and Shelly. Steve will always be remembered for his love for helping others and his smiling face. He would do ANYTHING for his friends and often people that weren’t his friends…yet. Steve did things now, he did them well and he did them “his way”. Whether Steve was on a boat, on a hunt, on the golf course or simply on a deck…he would always be where he wanted to be. And people wanted to be with him. Steve was an original…and they didn’t make a mold. Service is to be held at Trinity Catholic Church, 1 pm, Friday Dec. 16th, 6234 Spartan Rd. Nanaimo. Donations to be made to the Renal Unit at NRGH Hospital Foundation.
COONCE, Eric Michael (Rick)
August 1, 1946 - February 25, 2011
Eric (Rick) Michael Coonce passed away very suddenly at Nanaimo General Hospital on February 25th. He was 64 years old. Wife Barbara, son Trevor (and Vossie), daughter Emily, grandchildren Chloe, Aidan, Alina, brothers Phil, Gary and sister Joan, survive him. Rick was born in Los Angeles, California. From a very early age his musical abilities shone. At 17 he joined 3 other musicians to form a hit group The Grass Roots. Rick was the drummer and percussionist. Rick left the group in 1971 and moved to Coombs to farm. He soon found work at the Brannen Lake Juvenile Centre. When it closed down he joined the Ministry of Human Resources in Port Alberni, starting as a youth worker and then becoming a social worker in 1981. He was known as West Coast Rick and had a unique, beloved style of social work. Rick retired in 2002, and lived quietly at his farm until his death. Throughout the decades living on Vancouver Island, Rick played with and inspired many local musicians. Rick was a strong supporter of the Coombs community. He was a charter member of the Coombs Pensioners Hobby Craft Association and volunteered regularly for the Arrowsmith Agricultural Association. Rick's insight and sense of humour will be sorely missed.
COUTTS, William Huson
Bill passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011 at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his wife Sheral and two nephews, David and Steven of Scotland. No service by request.
COWEN, Stanley Colville
DECEMBER 4, 1926 – NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Devoted husband, father, grandfather passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Elinor, children; Michael (Hannah), Kathleen, David (Catherine) and sister Pat. He is also survived by his second family, Leeanna (David), Dean (Jacqueline), Mark (Michelle), Eileen (Raymond) and William, plus 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren from both families. Stanley had a distinguished career in the Royal Canadian Navy and retired as Lieutenant Commander, was a dedicated teacher at Edward Miln Secondary School and was a strong supporter of the Navy Cadets and devoted member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He touched many lives and will be missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Br #76, Qualicum Beach on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 12:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Legion #76 Poppy Fund, 180 Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach BC V9K 1L8 would be appreciated.
Kenneth William Curl, 78, died October 30, 2011, in Nanaimo Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born February 16, 1933, in Ponoka, Alberta and moved to Vancouver Island in 1941. Ken worked for Eaton’s in Victoria, where he met is wife Bonnie and was later transferred to Duncan where they started their family. In 1961 they moved to North Vancouver where he was active in his community, including coaching little league baseball. Following a 45-year career with Eaton’s in the footwear industry, Ken and Bonnie eventually retired to Nanoose Bay in 1996 where he became an active member of the Schooner Cove Yacht Club. Ken was the ultimate outdoorsman with a passion for fishing, hunting and gardening. He was also a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather and cherished the time he spent with his family. He also loved his many friends and created special memories with all who knew him. All will remember his terrific sense of humour, his mischievous smile and his enthusiasm for sports. Ken is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie, his children Don (Helen Mary), Gordon (Carolyn), Sharon and Darlene (Mike); his grandchildren Alexander, Christopher, Olivia, Lindsay, Marla, Nevada and Tanner; and his sisters Marilyn (Peter) and Joan (Doug). He was preceded in death by his brother Grant and his parents Thurman and Helen. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday November 14. St. Mary’s Anglican Church 2600 Powder Point Road Nanoose Bay, BC Donations may be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation, Vancouver Island, 2410 Lee Ave Victoria, BC V8R 6V5.
DAIGLE, Lewis John
Lewis was born December 8th 1975 in Winnipeg. At age 35, surrounded by the people he loved, Lew passed away peacefully in Nanaimo, British Columbia on April 1, 2011. Lewis will be fondly remembered for his wonderful smile and gentle nature. He will be greatly missed by his Mum, Corrine and step-dad Dave; his Dad, John and step-mom Roberta; his sister Dani, "Uncle" Lindsay, Nana Davies, Grandma Joy, step-sisters and step-brother, numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who were close to him. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Laurie Daigle, Ben Davies, and George Blackmore; his Uncle Roy, Nana Banana (Rose Daigle) and his Aunty Nennie, (Helena Daigle); and his cat Thorax. Lewis grew up in Ste. Anne, Manitoba and enjoyed hockey, camping, hunting, fishing and playing his guitar. He moved to Winnipeg and graduated from Oak Park High School. Shortly after leaving high school, Lewis joined the Katimavik program. He travelled across Canada, and engaged in various projects of betterment for local communities. When he was stationed on Salt Spring Island, BC, the group built stairs down to Vesuvius Bay. Those stairs are still there today. This is where Lew fell in love with Vancouver Island. Lewis also fell in love with someone special from Katimavik which led him to live in Montreal for a number of years. Eventually he returned to Winnipeg where he worked in sales and advertising for Naylor Publications and the Matrix Group. Lew loved music and rarely missed a year of attending the Winnipeg Folk Festival with his sister and friends. He was an avid sports fan and loved his Montreal Canadians. Lewis was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2007, which inspired him to live life to the fullest and pursue his spiritual journey. Lew faced his disease courageously, supported by his family and friends and the assistance of the team at Cancer Care Manitoba. Lew loved playing his guitar and wrote songs about the disease that plagued him. In the spring of 2010, Lewis moved to Vancouver Island and settled in Nanaimo near his Dad and sister . He loved riding his bike all around the many beautiful trails the island had to offer and enjoyed his time kayaking with his cousin Linda. He always loved to discover the beauty of the island and felt truly at home here. A Celebration of Life for Lew will be held at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville, BC at 2pm April 10th. A memorial service will be held in Winnipeg later in April and details will be announced at a later date. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Palliative Care unit in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital or to a charity of your choice. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to the attention, love and care to all of the nurses at the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and to everyone who sent their messages of love, prayers and "good vibes". -Keep on Rocking in the Free World.
February 18, to 1934 March 18, 2011
Rose passed away peacefully at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her husband August Jr., and son Gordon. She leaves behind her daughter Yvonne Shortt (Ron), son Everette, brother-in-law Ira Griffiths (Irene), granddaughters Corrisa, Amanda, Jesslyn, Kara, Kendra, and many more beloved friends and family. Rose always spoke fondly of growing up on Reid Island, her previous fishing days, and her family. She carried with her a passion for life and an independent nature. Rose will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know her. A Memorial Service and reception will be held at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Rd, Parksville BC at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011.
DELORIE, Hazel M.
October 7, 1921 to January 20, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hazel Margaret Delorie. She was a patient loving wife and mother. Hazel is survived by sons, Allan, Patrick, and Leonard (Theresa) and daughter Heather Herbison. She was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had one surviving sister and brother as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial will be held at Knox United Church 345 N. Pym St, Parksville, BC, at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 11, 2011.