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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 8

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Date: Sunday, 3 July 2016, at 11:18 a.m.

Death Notice (06/19/2000)
FERGUSON_ Judge Mervin E. Ferguson, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 16, 2000, in his 91st year. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Marion; his only sister Esther McShane; and his cousin Zella Armour. Also missing him are Marion's daughters JoAnne Bennett (Arnold), Susan Marshall (Ralph); his wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren of which he was very proud. He is also fondly remembered by his niece and nephews, and many close friends. Merv was predeceased by his first wife Katherine Mary (Mae); and daughter Marilyn. Judge Ferguson enjoyed a full life of notable service as an administrator of the UBC Endowment Lands as a Provincial Court Judge and as a builder and participant in amateur sport. He was an executive member of the Commonwealth Games and the Canadian Olympic Association and is recognized in three Halls of Fame - BC Sports, AAU of Canada and Canadian Lacrosse. Mervin also received the Order of Canada. A celebration of his life will be held at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, 2733 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, on Wednesday, June 21st at 2:00 p.m, Rev. Richard E. Sands officiating. The family wish to thank the medical staff of Ward 2A, UBC Hospital for their kindness and special care. No flowers please. A donation to a charity of your choice would be much appreciated. Kearney Funeral Services 736-0268
[Vancouver Sun]

Death Notice (06/20/2000)
FLITTON - Ralph Johnston. Born in Peterborough, Ont. on July 18, 1918. Died peacefully in Victoria on June 17, 2000. Survived by his loving daughters Gail (Don Dixon), Deborah and Lyn (Joel Poslums), and his grandchildren Thomas Clarke and Emma and Simon Poslums. He will also be greatly missed by his dear brother Kenneth and his niece and nephews, Corinne, Robert and Edward. While attending West Hill High School in Montreal, Ralph was a leading Shakespearean actor and later in the McGill Arts faculty, he acted extensively with the Montreal Repertory Theatre. A graduate of McGill University (BA '42), Ralph served as Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Canadian Navy during WW II. In June of 1944, he led the rescue of survivors of the torpedoed ship "HMCS Valleyfield" in the North Atlantic and was "Mentioned in Dispatches." Ralph worked for Imperial Oil Limited in Toronto, Vancouver and Penticton, before joining the faculty of the newly inaugurated Langara College in 1965. He was a popular business teacher there until his retirement in 1983. He was also an active member of the Vancouver Community Arts Council for 25 years and was instrumental in the establishment of the Centennial Museum complex in Vanier Park. Upon leaving Langara, he earned his real estate license and worked in that field for several years before moving to Parksville, B.C. He has been living in Victoria since 1995. Ralph lived a very good life; he was a keen student of nature, loved good books and interesting people and enjoyed travel to many places. He appreciated fine art and music, especially jazz. His family particularly wish to thank the staff at Oak Bay Lodge for their loving care of Ralph in the past year. Contributions to the Oak Bay Lodge Foundation in memory of Ralph would be much appreciated. Private service.
[Vancouver Sun]

Death Notice (06/20/2000)
FRIESEN - Elizabeth (Betty) nee Schmidt passed away at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (V.G.H.) on Thursday, June 15, 2000 at the age of 73 years. Betty was born on March 23, 1927 in Coaldale, Alberta and moved to Aldergrove, B.C. in 1943. Betty was predeceased by her husband Peter on December 31, 1999 and is survived by her 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Ron (June) Friesen, Shawn and Wendel of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.; Loretta (Bob) Penney, Laura and Mark of Tsawassen, B.C.; Evelyn Faulkner, Jason, Darla and Andrea of Aldergrove, B.C.; Dorothy (Bob) Johnson, Kurtis and Erin of Abbotsford, B.C.; and Allan Friesen (Darlene), Angela and Nicole of Abbotsford, B.C. She is also survived by one sister Tina (Nick) Enns and 6 brothers, Jake (Neta), John (Olga), Bill (Mary), Isaac (Agnes), Dave (Mary) and Nick (Jacqui). Betty was predeceased by two brothers, Henry and George. A special thanks to Dr. Allardyce, Vancouver Hospital and Health Services Centre (V.G.H.) and the caring nursing staff of 8 West and I.C.U. Betty was married to Peter for 52 years and together they dedicated their lives to their family, their farm, their community and to their church. Betty loved to garden and won awards for her beautiful flowers and lovely landscaped gardens. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. from South Abbotsford M.B. Church at 32424 Huntingdon Rd, Abbotsford, B.C., Pastor Dave Epp officiating. A private family burial will be held at South Poplar Cemetery. Woodlawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Abbotsford Hospice Society, P.O. Box 532, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 6R7 or to the Salvation Army, 35190 Delair Rd, Abbotsford, B.C. V3G 2E2.
[Vancouver Sun]

Death Notice (06/20/2000)
HALES - Jeanie Grant Milne. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on June 22, 1905. Passed away peacefully at Surrey Memorial Hospital on Thursday, June 15, 2000. Predeceased by her loving husband Leonard Leslie and by her brother Robert Logan. Survived by her loving daughter Sheila Kerr (Bill). Jean was a Life Member of The Order of the Eastern Star, Naomi Chapter #26, West Vancouver and the Burrard Chapter #3, North Vancouver. Jean was a former resident of Hope, B.C. and of Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. A private graveside service will be held at Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully received in Jean's memory to: Holy Family Hospital, 7801 Argyle Street, Vancouver V5P3L6, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1212 W. Broadway, Vancouver V6H3V2. FIRST MEMORIAL 980-3451
[Vancouver Sun]

Death Notice (06/17/2000)
HAMLUND - Mark Edward, age 63, born Pioneer Mines, B.C. May 15, 1937, passed away at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody, June 10, 2000 after a brief illness. Loving and remembering him are his son Byron Marcus Hamlund of Victoria, B.C.; his daughter Amber Aileen Hamlund of Courtney, B.C.; his sister Freda Jorgensen and brother-in-law Derek Jorgensen of Palm Springs, California, and many loving friends. A Memorial Service is planned at BURQUITLAM FUNERAL HOME 625 North Road, Coquitlam B.C. (936-9987) Saturday, June 24th at 1 p.m. followed by a gathering of friends and family at the Legion auditorium 2513 Clarke Street, Port Moody.
[Vancouver Sun]

Death Notice (06/20/2000)
JUDD - Mr. John R. (Bob), age 56 years, passed away suddenly on June 16, 2000 in Langley. Predeceased by his parents, Bob is survived by his loving wife, Darlene; his sons, John (Audra), Richard and Anthony; daughter Sheri-Ann (Richie); grandchildren, Chandra, Melissa, Brandon; brothers, Ronald (Marj), Thomas (Janice), David (Kathy), and by several nieces and nephews. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2000 at Henderson's Funeral Chapel, 20786 Fraser Hwy., Langley. Henderson's Langley Funeral Home (604)-530-6488
[Vancouver Sun]

ELRICK - George. February 8, 1920 - March 2, 1999. Father and brother. it's been a year since you left us, and there is not a day goes by that we don't think of you and miss your presence. Your wonderful humour, friendship and courage will remain with us forever. _Love Judy, Neil, Cliff, Mary Ellen and family.
[Vancouver Sun]

In Memoriams (06/20/2000)
McCARGAR - Donamae May 9, 1932-June 20,1998 Always missed & remembered for her loyalty, caring & spirit of fun by Mary, Family & Many Friends.
[Vancouver Sun]

EW AD - In Memoriams (06/20/2000)
PARENTEAU - In loving memory of Karen June 12, 1972 - June 20, 1999. Our hearts still ache with sadness And tears still freely flow What it meant to us to lose you No one will ever know Our hearts are full of memories We cherish them with care The way you had to leave us Will always seem unfair Others are taken, yes we know But she was ours and we miss her so Forever loved and cherished - Claude, Ramona, Keith,Roger and Gerry
[Vancouver Sun]

In Memoriams (06/20/2000)
PARENTEAU - KAREN MARIE June 12, 1972 - June 20, 1999 K Always strong beautiful intelligent caring witty my best friend everything you taught me everything you were is what I miss always remembered always loved K. You changed my life and your absence will be felt. From your memory I draw strength, determination and adventurousness. A feminist, beautiful, fun and angry. I loved you. Missing you terribly, Mikel and Kelly I think of you daily, Queen of Independence. I am feeling the fear and doing it anyway, just as you advised. Monica
[Vancouver Sun]

In Memoriams (10/06/2000)
COLLINS - Stella Elvira (nee Gatto), April 24th, 1920 - October 6th, 1999. A year has passed since you left us And we dearly miss you so. You are now with Art, Nona and Nono, sisters, brothers, relatives and friends. God Bless you Stella, - Until we meet again, Your family.
[Vancouver Sun]

EW AD - Death Notice (05/11/2000)
BANDIERA - Denise Bandiera, born January 1, 1969 in Fort William, Ont., passed away suddenly on May 8, 2000 at home in Surrey. Denise will be greatly missed by her Mom and Dad, Fred and Della; brother Claudio (Stacy); nephew Kyle; and by many other family members and friends. Denise's passions were life and her nephew Kyle (KyKy). Prayers for Denise will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2000 (today) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 20676 Fraser Hwy., Langley. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Langley. Interment at Langley Lawn Cemetery. Denise's family would like to thank the Surrey Hospital Dialysis Dept., the St. Paul's Hospital doctors and staff and friends and family members for all their support. Donations in Denise's memory, to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. KEEP UP THE FIGHT, DIABETES CAN BE CURED Henderson's Langley Funeral Home (604) 530-6488
[Vancouver Sun]

Death Notice (05/10/2000)
BEAMAN - Dawn, age 25, suddenly passed away May 5th, 2000. Survived by her son Taylor, Taylor's father Kenny, mother Eileen, fathers Bill and Boris, sisters Verna (Lyle), Jean (Nano), brother Kevin, niece Kristin, nephew Brandon, aunts, uncles and many friends. Viewing will be held Thursday, May 11th at 4 p.m. at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings, Vancouver, Service will be held Friday, May 12th at 4 p.m. at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers a donation to her son's future need would be appreciated.
Vancouver Province

Death Notice (05/11/2000)
BECKWITH - Adelbert Lancelot passed away on May 1, 2000 at the Summerland General Hospital at the age of 81 years. Bert was born in Kitscody, Alberta September 28, 1918. Predeceased by his parents, Sylvester Beckwith and Delsena Mitchell; brother Orville of California, and son-in-law Alan Messent. Bert owned and operated Beckwith Electric Ltd from 1939 to 1964. He leaves his wife, Esther; daughters, Irene (Louie) Kovacic, Janet Messent, Terri (Elmer) Bussey, Joyce (Barry) Halsted; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Private Family Service was held. Hanson's ARBOR VALLEY FUNERAL CHAPEL entrusted with arrangements. (250) 494-3202.
[Vancouver Sun]

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