MYCOCK, Earl (Buddy)
March 2, 1955 – October 22, 2011
Buddy peacefully passed away, aged 56 years, at Halliday House surrounded by his family. He leaves to mourn; his mother and father Gloria and Earl Mycock, his sisters Carolyn (Ernie) Eveleigh and Debbie (Armand) Bergeron, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and his 2nd mom, Ria Dewilde. Buddy was a wonderful, warm and loving young man, who was loved by all. The family would like to thank Halliday House for their love and care for Buddy. A Memorial Service will be held at Yates Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville on Saturday, November 5th, 2011 @ 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Parksville/Qualicum, PO Box 730 Parksville, BC V9P 2G8.
MYCOCK, Norman Henry
April 28, 1927 - February 14, 2011
Norman passed away peacefully on Valentines morning in Nanaimo Hospital. All who knew and loved him know that he passed with his usual courage and dignity. Norman is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Bette) whom he adored, his eldest son Norman Jr. (Debbie), Robert (Bob)(Val), Len, and his only daughter Penny (Greg), his brothers Wilfred, Earl (Gloria), and numerous grand and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Norman lived his life the way he wanted, full of zest for any living creature, both two and four legged. All who knew him loved him and received his love, generosity, encouragement and help in so very many ways. Norman was always there for so many people in so many ways we would need a book to record it all. Norman will be missed so very much by all those lives he touched and he will always be with us, whether it be a smile, a helping hand, a beautiful sunset, or in the birth of a newborn calf. Much thanks to the wonderful caring staff at Nanaimo Regional Hospital you were so good to him. Celebration of Life to be held Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd, Parksville, BC.
Howard, born in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England, March 8th, 1930 died peacefully in his sleep, April 21st, 2011. He is survived by his wife Sylvia, children Cathryn, Susan (Brad), Martin (Crystal) and Gillian (Mike), eight grandchildren and his brother Clive. For 81 years Howard told stories, made us laugh, cringe, swear and look at things in a new way. He was an accomplished runner before an injury ended his elite athletic career. He then discovered hunting and fishing and his life changed forever. In 1954 Howard came to Canada with his new bride, Sylvia after being recruited to teach in rural Saskatchewan. They arrived at the railway whistle stop, Junor, climbed into a horse and cart and were taken to Pearl school. The school had no electricity or plumbing. Undeterred, they brought their British stiff upper lip teaching to Canadians, although we know that his upper lip was nowhere nearly as stiff as Sylvia's! In 1955 they arrived in the Kootenays where Howard expanded his love of the outdoors. In self-defence Sylvia joined him. It was here that Howard shot the Boone & Crocket world record mountain goat and Sylvia bagged the record mule deer. The family memoirs are full of hunting tales, including the time that he arrived at the hospital covered in blood and dirt after cleaning his latest creature, only to be told that the false alarm had evolved into the arrival of his first child. The family moved to the lower mainland where Howard became the Executive Director of the BC Wildlife Federation. In 1970 he established Howard Paish & Associates. For the next 40 years he and his colleagues helped forestry, fisheries and government organizations understand the importance of environmental management and co-operative approaches. He was a pioneer, providing advice and warnings about the impacts of development, commercial harvest and government policy on precious natural resources long before current regulatory frameworks were on the radar. He pursued his love of the outdoors when he and Sylvia purchased an outfitting territory in the Spatsizi Plateau where they worked with First Nations communities developing sustainable tourism for sports fishermen and hunters. Howard always loved fishing and hunting. In October 2010 he netted coho during the Stamp River run. His last hunt was Boxing Day when he and Sylvia bagged pheasants in the Hidden Valley. While there were many and varied wildlife that crossed Howard's path, his most prized catch was Sylvia, his wife of 58 years. They retired to Nanoose Bay in 1996 where they enjoyed gardening, beachcombing and visits from friends and family. His children and, grandchildren Colin, Rachel, Diana, Kyla, Alexei, Nadia, Simon and Jenna kept him proud and entertained to his final day. Howard's love of this country and all that it offers was unparalleled. He appreciated the riches of his adopted home more than we will understand. He gave more than he took, and that is one of his greatest legacies. He was a visionary environmentalist, a teacher, protector, creative cook, lousy housekeeper and a great Dad. The woods and streams will be quieter now, but they have lost one of their best friends. In lieu of flowers Howard wanted donations to the BC Wildlife Federation Building Fund, or the Salvation Army. A private family service was held beach side at Sylvia and Howard's home. A celebration of his life for colleagues and friends will take place later in the spring.
PAPP, Gordon Edward
Sept 28, 1952 - Jan 21, 2011
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our brother Gordon Papp on Jan 21, 2011. He died in his sleep at home after a long battle with liver disease. He will be sadly missed by his loving family; father John Papp, sisters; Cheryl Hopps (Larry), Barbara Hamilton (Allen), nephews; Brian Einarson (Michelle), Thomas Hamilton (Madeleine), niece Jennifer Edwardson (Scott), great nieces; Emma, Ella, great nephews; Alexander, Cohen, and Oliver. No service by request however a memorial will be held at a later date. No flowers please but donations to the Liver Transplant Association, 109 - 828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2 would be gratefully appreciated.
POLLOCK, Francis Trevor
Trevor was born on May 5, 1925 in the Village of Havelock, ON and passed away at home on March 10, 2011. Predeceased by his loving wife Marguerite in 2001 and brother Keith, he is survived by his sisters; Irene of Lakefield, ON and Noreen-Adele (Bill) of Norwood, ON and brothers; Bruce (Janet) of Trent River, ON and Claude of Norwood, ON. He will also be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. Trevor enjoyed hunting, fishing and was passionate about his garden. He was extremely generous in sharing everything he grew or was fortunate to catch. Trevor worked for the CPR for over 35 years and was involved with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers as president. He also served for two years in the Merchant Marines. He was a long time member (56 yrs) with the Royal Canadian Legion. Trevor will be missed by all who knew him. In memory of Trevor, donations to the Heart House, 1580 Pembroke St Victoria, BC V8R 1N2 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 107 - 1001 Cloverdale Ave Victoria, BC V8X 4C9 would be appreciated. A service was held on March 17, 2011 at Yates Funeral Chapel, Parksville, BC. "A friendly smile, a gentle touch, these are the things that mean so much."
Martin of Courtenay, passed away on April 26, 2011 at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his wife Susan, son Hank of Campbell River, special friend Daniel Fraser of Parksville, daughter Liz (Scott) Eustis of Campbell River, grandsons Robert and Anthony, and numerous nieces and nephews. No service by request. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses of St. Joseph's Hospital for their kind and loving care given to Martin during his stay. Donations to the St. Joseph's General Hospital Foundation, 2173 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 1P2 would be appreciated.
His hands were his treasure
They were always in use
No matter how big the job
Always caring and giving
Your loving wife always,
Susan & family
Forever in our hearts.
REID, Wallace Daniel
August 14, 1923 - March 30, 2011
Wally, 87, passed away suddenly at home. He is survived by his wife Glenna Lorraine Reid, daughter Cherryl Anne Halbert, sons Thomas Dale Slater (Joke), Glen Arthur Slater (Jill), grandchildren Lorreena Shaw (Roland), Robert Halbert (Lori), Trevor Slater (Linda), Phillip Slater (Shannon), Jeffery Slater (Agnes), great-grandchildren David and Daniel Shaw, Dustin Halbert, Darian and Kelley Slater, McKenna and Avery Slater, sister Marion (Art) Shama, nieces and nephews Barry Shama, Robert Shama, Elizabeth Carter, Marilyn Clarke, Maureen Bundy, Michael Clarke and Marlene Willock. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara (Cliff) Clarke and son-in-law Bob Halbert. Wally was born and raised in Victoria where he began his career in the Automotive Industry. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII in Jamaica. On his return to Victoria he was Service Manager at Chrysler then Shop Foreman for Saanich. Wally was President of the Victoria Optimist Club and a member of the Legion. In 1973 Wally and Lorraine purchased Shawnigan Garage and worked there until they retired to Parksville in 1986. Never one to sit still, he spent endless hours in his workshop handcrafting wooden toys for the enjoyment of children world wide. Wally would go out of his way to help others and could fix most things with his magic fingers. Wally was very much loved by his family and friends. We will miss him always. A come and go Reception will be held at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville BC on Wednesday April 6, 2011 from 2-4pm. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada (Victoria Chapter), PO Box 8532 Victoria, BC V8W 3S1.
July 19, 1927 - March 12, 2011.
Predeceased by husband Larry Smith, second husband Harold Burkholder and daughter Darlene. June is survived by sons Brett (Cimone) and Curtis (Linda) and granddaughter Terry. A Memorial Reception will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 (2:00PM) at Yates Funeral Home, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Second Chances Dog Rescue, Parksville, BC (Telephone: 250-248-1057). "Miss me but let me go"
STONE, (Rev.) David Ross
February 24, 1926 - November 26, 2011
Unexpectedly but peacefully in the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Saturday November 26, 2011. David has joined his loving wife (Betty) in Heaven. He will be sorely missed and forever loved by his 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. He will also be missed by his brother Mack Stone and sister-in-law Norah as well as nieces and nephews Paul, Maureen, Megan and Allison. David leaves many life long friends. David celebrated 60 years in Ministry within the United Church of Canada. He was a WWII Veteran and proudly celebrated Remembrance Day every year. A Memorial Service will be held in Qualicum Beach BC at St. Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way on Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 2:00PM.
STRACHAN / ENGLISH, Phyllis Elizabeth (nee Laker)
Nov 20, 1915 - Feb 3, 2011
Born Nov 20, 1915 in Winnipeg, MB, Phyllis moved to Mission with her family, then to New Westminster and then on to Kitsilano, where she and her brothers, Eric, Douglas, Vernon, and sister Hilda went through the Depression years. There she attended Kits High. Nanaimo was next, where she met Frank English and was married on Oct 15, 1936. In 1939 first son Terrence Francis (Frank) was born and second son Philip was born in 1945. A graduate in stenography brought employment in legal offices including Leslie Peterson, Attorney General of BC and eventually Dept. of Indian Affairs, where she attended many conferences around BC. Settling back on Vancouver Island in Qualicum was the beginning of a new life after diagnosis of cancer. Her friends on Bluebird Place became a big part of her daily routine. A special thanks to Alvin & Vi Sewid, great friends and neighbours to mom. She was predeceased by her first husband Frank and second husband James Strachan and is survived by her sister Hilda Griffiths, sons Philip and Frank (Christine), niece Dianne Powell, nephew Wayne Laker, nieces, Norma (Dale) Connell, Sharon Rankin and Cathy (John) Miller, grandchildren, Robert, Joe, Philip, Cielo and Andrew and great-grandchildren, Sam, Ty, Brooks, Skylar, Sawyer, Shaylyn and Flora. Countless summers were spent with her grandchildren at Judges Row, their special place. Together with your family next to you, you left us peacefully after 95 years. To the staff at Arrowsmith Lodge, for the care and loving and for making mom's home there a very meaningful one, thanks so much from Phyllis' family. Cremation has taken place. No service by request and a Celebration of Life to be determined.
STRIK, Helena Petronella Maria “Leny”
Leny passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Dec. 7, 2011. Leny will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her husband Hugo, her twin sister Elly, her daughters Hilde (Rick) and Ingrid, her four grandsons: Luke, Rylan, Skyler, and Levi as well as her six sisters, her two brothers and their families. Leny was born in De Lier, Netherlands on January 8, 1934 to a family of thirteen children. Coming from a long line of commercial growers of produce, Hugo and Leny emigrated from Holland to Qualicum Beach in 1977. They continued their livelihood in horticulture with the family-cooperative Strik’s landscaping and nursery business. Mom lived a gracious and noble life placing family, husband and children at the center of her life. Her Roman Catholic faith was to her a pillar of strength and directed her towards a life of selfless and tireless service and generosity for others. The family would like to express their gratitude for the kindness evidenced in thought, word and deed during this difficult time. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, Dec.14, 2011 at the Church of the Ascension at 11:00 am. The Celebration of Life will be held following the funeral procession at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre from noon – 3:30 pm. For those unable to attend the service there will be a viewing held at the Yates Funeral Home on Tuesday Dec.13, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 pm. In Lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donations may be made in Leny’s name to Development and Peace, www.devp.org