CHISSELL, Thomas. It is with regrets that we announce the passing of Tom on November 22, 2003. Born in the UK on October 20, 1928, he emigrated to Canada in 1970. He leaves to mourn his loving partner and companion, Becky Campbell and two daughters, June (Mike) and Brenda (Wayne); his son-in-law, John; grandchildren, James, Amanda, Steven, Tracey, Jason, Michelle, Brooklynn, and Stephen; his great-grandchildren, Anya, Seanna, Liam, Zane, Cayden, Brennan, Paige, Joshua and Jacob; two brothers, Billy in the UK, Ernie (Helen) in Alberta; his sister, Rene (Fred) in the UK; his nieces and nephews in Canada, the UK and Australia as well as his extended Campbell family. Tom was predeceased by his wife Thelma; daughter Gloria; his parents, Fredrick and Catherine; brothers Fred and Jim as well as his sisters, Kit, Rose and Nell. A Memorial Service will be held in the Hall at the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Coquitlam Branch #133 (2675 Shaughnessy Street) on Monday, December 1, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tom to the B.C. Heart and Stroke or Lung Association would be appreciated.
CHUNN, Doreen (nee Rentz) passed away peacefully Thursday, November 20, 2003 at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver. Born on August 22, 1928 in Beausejour, Manitoba. Doreen spent her first thirty-seven years in East Kildonan and other suburbs of Winnipeg. She was married to Herbert (Bert) in 1950 at Grey St. United Church. In 1964 Doreen and family began a new chapter in their lives, moving to Vancouver. Doreen enjoyed young children. She became a foster mother sharing much love as she provided an emergency home for babies and a caring home for Charlotte and Jimmy who stayed with the family for five years. Doreen is survived by her husband Herbert and three children, Donald, Debbie (Thane), and Brenda (Andrew); and three grandchildren, Tina Poole, and Russell and Blair Milne. She is survived by three sisters, Eleanor (Bruce), Joan (Ray), Shirley (Leo); one brother Elmer (Virginia); two sister-in-laws, Louise Rentz, and Pat Rentz; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2003, 1:00 pm, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall, 2nd floor, 7 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the charity of your choice.
CRAIG, James McGill, born at Bensley Village near Kilwinning, Scotland on August 2, 1920, passed away suddenly on November 23, 2003, at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by Betty, faithful wife for fifty-eight years, daughter Janis, son Allan and grandchildren Lauren and Alex. Also missing him will be his little dog PeeWee. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, 29 November, at 1 p.m. at Whalley Presbyterian Church, 13062-104 Ave., Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, a donation to R.I.L.S. (Residences for Independent Living Society), 1167 Forge Walk, Vancouver, B.C., V6H 3R1, would be appreciated.
AUBIN, Lynnette Edith (nee Twaites), age 61 passed away suddenly on December 2, 2003 in her home. Survived by her loving family; mother Edith: sons Jim (Patricia) Doug (April) and Rick (Dianne); daughter Debbie (Thane). Also survived by her brothers Lloyd (Mary) and Ken (Jamie); and grandchildren Krystle, Jonathan, Dylan, Nikolas, Pearl, J.D., Willy, Tammy, Stewart, Amanda, Raelyn and Jenae. Lynnette, born in Vancouver, lived her life dedicated to her family and their well-being. She was dearly loved by her family, friends and neighbours and was known for her garden and Christmas displays. A memorial service is to be held at Burkeview Family Funeral Care, 1340 Domlon Ave, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, phone number 604-944-4128, on Tuesday, December 9, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
BAXTER, J.A. (Al) late of Burnaby, B.C., passed away December 1, 2003 in New Westminster. Al, who was predeceased by his loving wife Claire, was a pioneer auto dealer in New Westminster. A sister and nephew reside in Washington State. A Graveside Service at the Garden's of Gethsemani, 15800 32 Ave, Surrey B.C., will be held at 11:00 a.m. December 9, 2003.
BLASCHUK, Valerie (nee Stashewsky) passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Richmond, B.C. on Friday, December 5th, 2003 at the age of 80. Born July 26th, 1923 in Horodetz, Belarus, she is survived by her loving husband Alex, 4 sons, Randy, Kenny, Larry and Tim, 4 grandchildren, Christopher, Kimberley, Caitlin and Mitchell, 4 great-grandchildren and a much loved extended family. The family is forever grateful to Janet Williscroft, RN and Dr. Z. Vellani for their loving care and kindness. Service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 9th, Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond with a reception to follow. Private interment at Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, B.C.
BOXALL, Hilda Grace, age 96. The bright flame of our family died December 3, 2003. Predeceased by daughter Marion Keller and son-in-law Glen Coleman. Missing her beautiful spirit is husband Henry Charles; daughters, Margaret Rowley (Charles), Audrey Richter, Janet Coleman and her lovign grandchildren who admired their gentle and funny Nana. The family thanks the incredible staff at VGH STAT Centre who gave so much kindness, compassion and caring to Hilda Grace and to all the family. A private family gathering will be held at a future date.
BROADFOOT, Barry Samuel Barry Broadfoot, author-historian, died in Nanaimo, BC, on November 28, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Lori; daughter Susan; son Ross (Darlene); granddaughter Emily Soon; sister Pauline McVicar (Barry) and family; cousins, Shirley Blaikie, Sylvia Watt and Dianne Siwak; and close friends, Anne and Chris Crombie. Born in Winnipeg of Scottish pioneer ancestry, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba where he worked on the student newspaper. He was employed as a journalist by the Winnipeg Tribune, British United Press, the Edmonton Journal, the Vancouver News Herald and the Vancouver Sun where he worked on the editorial staff and as a roving reporter. He was a columnist for the Nanaimo Free Press (now the Nanaimo Daily News) until he suffered a stroke in 1998. In 1973 with the publication of "Ten Lost Years 1929 - 1939, Memories of Canadians Who Survived the Depression", he began his series of books chronicling the experiences of Canadians from every walk of life each dealing with a particular aspect of life in this country. He was the first to popularize the use of oral history as a genre of Canadian literature. Excerpts from the books have been dramatized for television and the stage; selections are included in anthologies and textbooks and are used as supplementary reading for secondary and university courses. He also wrote travel articles and company histories for business corporations and acted as mentor to aspiring writers. He was the recipient of the Alumni Jubilee Award and an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Manitoba, the BC Author of the Year Award, the Order of Canada and the Queen's Jubilee Medal. The family is most grateful for the superlative care by the staff of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. At Barry's request, there will be no service. Donations may be made to the charity or educational institution of one's choice. "And let the wind blow!"
CAMPBELL, David Donald. Born on January 9, 1940, in Duncan, British Columbia. Died of lung cancer on December 1, 2003. Predeceased by his son Douglas in 1984 and father Malcolm in 1989. Dave is survived by his partner Carolan (Scotty) Wilson; mother Grace; sons Michael (Kim) and Warren (Beth); brother Guy (Kathryn); grandchild Matthew; and many colleagues and friends. Dave began his career with the BC Forestry Association, educating children throughout the province about forestry. He was active in fundraising for programmes such as outdoor schools, teacher training, the Junior Forest Wardens Programme, Smokey Bear campaigns, industry seminars and fire control courses. As a result, contributions of money, material and labour came from sources such as major corporations to build and maintain outdoor camps throughout the province. In recognition, he is recipient of the Award of Appreciation from the prestigious International Order of Hoo-Hoo, the fraternal order of the forest products industry, for his outstanding dedication and leadership. Dave retired in April, 2002 as Executive Director of the Evans Lake Forest Education Society. In recognition of his years of support, the Society recently dedicated Campbell's Way, a new road built north of Squamish, to him. He was a keen skier, sailor and hiker and passed his love for the outdoors to his sons. He called himself an explorer, continually hiking his favourite deserts, trekking Nepal and more recently preparing his sailboat, Drift Away, for offshore exploration. The family extends its gratitude to Drs. Puddicombe and Klimo, and the staff of the Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care Unit. A service and celebration of Dave's life will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 2:00 pm at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park. Donations to the Evans Lake Forest Education Society, 101- 1433 Rupert Street, North Vancouver, BC V7J 1G1 or BC Cancer Foundation (for lung cancer research), 200- 601 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2 in Dave's memory would be appreciated.
CAWLEY, Mary Ellen, on December 2nd, 2003. Late of Maple Ridge, B.C., age 71 years. Survived by husband Lorne; 3 children, Ken (Carol), Sharon (Ross) Hutton, Gail (Steve) McIntosh; 5 grandchildren, Krista, Erica, Emma, Amber, and Ashley. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 11th, at 2:00 p.m. at St. George's Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge. Rev. Roger Cooper officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, would be appreciated.
CHAPMAN, December 3rd 2003 At Home with her husband and children around her. ANGELA MARY, beloved wife of Jimmy and devoted mother of Annemarie (Robin), Paul (Leanne) and Aisling. Dearest Nanny of her adored grandchildren Fiona and Scarlet. Relatives in England include brothers Laurence, Peter and Jim, sister-in-law Beryl and her family, many cousins and friends. Angela was born in England in October 1937 and emigrated with her family to Canada in 1975, settling with Jim and their children in her beloved Deep Cove on the North Shore. She worked for many years as a personnel consultant with various Vancouver agencies and as an executive with Glenayre Electronics and with MacDonald Dettwiler. When she retired early due to an eye injury she formed many friendships especially through her Aquasize programme and had many happy moments with "Our Class" as she called her fellow exercisers. She was an active parishioner of St. Pius X R.C. Church and loved nothing better than attending morning Mass whenever she could. There are many friendships that we hold so dear but none greater than that of Peter and Ann Graham and their family and Joe and the late Clare Blake. Special thanks to Dr. Craig Bergstrom, Dr. Dianne Barnet, Dr. N. Murray and the staff at the B.C. Cancer Agency in Vancouver, as well as the Palliative Care Nurses and volunteers from Lions Gate Hospital. Special thanks to Monsignor Pedro Lopez-Gallo for his prayers and attention to Angela throughout her illness. Angela had a love of sailing and enjoyed the company of fellow boaters at Deep Cove Yacht Club, now maybe she will let Jim handle the sails. Prayers will be offered at St. Pius X Church, 1150 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver on Monday 8th December at 7 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday 9th December at 10 a.m. followed by cremation. Reception to follow in church hall. Messages of condolence may be posted to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in lieu of to Lions Gate Palliative Care Unit. Funeral arrangements through First Memorial.
CHAPMAN, Carol Ann, passed away suddenly and peacefully with her family by her side on November 27, 2003 while vacationing in Palm Springs. Carol was cherished by her husband Bob Gillies, and adored by her children Gregory, Clayton (Alana) and Leigh Ann (Peter). Born on November 15, 1936, Carol grew up on a rural farm in Mount Forest, Ontario. The rural farm life molded her for a lifelong journey of independence, strength, and true compassion towards animals. Carol married her high school sweetheart Bob in 1957, and they raised their family in Vancouver. As a young mother, Carol worked as a secretary and later successfully obtained her real estate license. She was a caring and considerate mother who would make sacrifices for her children. As a wife Carol fulfilled all of her husband's dreams. Carol loved to garden and was also fond of playing cards. In her later years she was grateful to travel the world with Bob. These travels made Carol realize that she was truly blessed. Carol will be well remembered for her kindness and friendliness. She sincerely appreciated the value of friendship. Her smile, charm, and gift of making others feel welcome, will never be forgotten. A memorial service to celebrate Carol's life will be held in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, on Sunday, December 7, at 2 pm. A viewing will take place at the same location on Wednesday, December 3, from 4-7pm. All who had the pleasure of knowing Carol are welcome to attend.
AMIRO, Marie Blanche died peacefully at the Moog and Friends Hospice House, Penticton on Sunday, February 22, 2004 at the age of 67. Marie was predeceased by a son Matthew. She is survived by her husband, Alvin of Penticton; son, Tony Ruschiensky (Joanne) of Kelowna, Shane Jensen of Summerland; daughters, Adelle Ruschiensky (Ken Boyes) of Kelowna, Brenda Morphet, Tammy Burton (Doug), June Gregson (John), Kim Leveans (Ken) all of Penticton. Also survived by brothers and sisters. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 2 P.M. at the Family Chapel of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 1130 Carmi Ave. (Just East of Dartmouth Rd.) Penticton. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 493-4112.