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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 60

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GAUTHIER, Ilene passed away on November 18, 2003. Ilene was predeceased by her husband Sid and son Don. Survived by daughter Eleanor and daughter-in-law Theresa, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ilene will be greatly missed. There will be no service at her request. FRASER HEIGHTS (604) 589-2559

JANZEN, Frances, born August 6, 1919 in Handel, Sask., passed away peacefully November 16, 2003 Vancouver, B.C. Predeceased by husband Doug in 1999. Lovingly remembered by daughters, Evelyn Shaw, Carole (Rob) Watson, and Sharon Janzen; son Gerald (Marion); 3 grandchildren, Christopher Watson, Stephanie Watson and Alexander Janzen; and numerous other family and friends. Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 29, 2003 at 2:00pm from the Vancouver Memorial Chapel, 5505 Fraser St. (inside grounds of Mt. View Cemetery at 41st Ave. and Fraser St.) 604 - 325-8251. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

JOPLIN, Albert Frederick (Fred) B.A. Sc. P. Eng. Executive. February 22, 1919 - November 5, 2003 Predeceased by his first wife Maureen McMorragh - Kavanaugh, sister Doreen, brother Stanley. Fred is survived by his wife Dorothy Cook, daughter Lynn (Mark), brother Donald (Kay). Born in Victoria, he grew up in Vancouver graduating early from King Edward as president of the school body and top student and athlete in the city. Attended University British Columbia, left to serve as pilot navigator in R.C.A.F. and R.A.F. rising to rank of Squadron Leader. Decorated twice for extraordinary achievements. Returned to U.B.C. earning a degree in Civil Engineering with honours. Offered a Rhodes Scholarship. Played Quarterback with U.B.C. Thunderbirds receiving 5 letters - a record yet to be surpassed. Joined Canadian Pacific as Transitman, Roadmaster, Div. Engr., B.C. 1947-62, Special Engineer, Calgary 1962-65, Development Engineer Vancouver 1965; Manager, Special Projects, C.P. Investments Ltd. and Gen. Mgr., Marathon Realty (one of the originators) Vancouver, 1966; Initiated Project 200 development scheme for downtown Vancouver; System Mgr. Planning and Devel., C.P. Ltd., Montreal 1968, Dir. Devel. Planning 1969; Vice - Pres. Marketing and Sales C.P. Rail 1971; Vice - Pres. Operation, Maintenance C.P. Rail 1974; Pres. and C.E.O., C.P. (Bermuda) Ltd. 1976-1984; Commissioner and Dir. - General C.P. Pavilion, Expo '86 1984-1987. The only man to hold both positions of Vice - Pres. Marketing and Sales and Vice-Pres. Operation and Maintenance in the history of Canadian Pacific Railway. Renowned throughout the world for his knowledge of Railway matters - a man for all regions. As Pres. and C.E.O. of C.P. (Bermuda) the maritime fleet became the fifth largest in the world. State of the art tankers carried the water and jet fuel for British Forces in the Falklands War. He helped establish the Vancouver Arbitration Assoc. - third in the world after London and New York. Served on many national and intl. boards during his long career. At Expo 86 Fred welcomed the world with great pride to the Canadian Pacific Pavilion which he developed and hosted. The Featured film "Rainbow War" was nominated for an Academy Award. Associations: Life Mem. Assn. Prof. Engrs. and Geoscientists of Prov of B.C.; Life Mem. Cdn. Soc. for Civil Engineering; Life Mem. Engr. Inst. Can.; Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Assn.; Cdn. Maritime Law Assoc.; The Indian Ocean Flying Boat Assoc.; The P.B.Y. Catalina Intl. Assoc.; Inst. of Corp. Dir. in Cda.; Railway Assoc. Cdn.; Assn. Boy Scouts Cdn.; Vancouver Maritime Museum; Life Mem. Bermuda Maritime Museum Assn.; Bermuda National Trust. Clubs: Rotary Club Vancouver; Mount Stephen; Terminal City; Western Canada Railway; Canadian Railway; Probus Club Vancouver; Royal Montreal Golf; Traffic Club of Montreal; Beta Theta Pi Hon: Order of St. John; Rotary Paul Harris Fellow His illustrious career took him to the corners of the globe. Considered by many to be part of the legend of Canadian Pacific, a man always ahead of his time with a zest for life that knew no boundries, no challenge too great. A mentor to many and an inspiration to all who knew him. He was one super human being. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten by all who knew him. A celebration of life will be held November 29, 2003 2 p.m. St. Mary's Kerrisdale, 37th and Larch, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to B.C. Yukon Heart and Stroke 1212 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V2

KONDOPULOS, Yakovos Dimitri passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at the age of 84. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife of 63 years, Eleni; his children, Demetre and Vicki Kondopulos, Peter and Anna Zibarras; his grandchildren, James and George Kondopulos, James Zibarras, Costa and Marylene Kyriazis; and his great-grandchildren, Alex and Jason Kyriazis. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2003 at St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral, at 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 24, 2003 at St. George's Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

McCLOY, Ian Henry Muirhead McCloy passed away at home on November 11, 2003, with his loving wife Dorothy at his side. Ian is fondly remembered by all who knew him as a man of great thoughtfulness, compassion and principle. Born in New Westminster on April 28, 1917 to William and Mary Jane McCloy (nee Ayling), Ian was the older brother of Alistair (Catherine) and Ritchie (Myra), who predeceased him. Ian is survived by his wife Dorothy with whom he was blessed to spend the past 31 years, sons Rod (Marg), Scott (Janet) and Colin (Beth) and Dorothy's sons Norm (Mary), Ric (Shelagh) and Ken Stacey. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Sean, Patrick, Tricia, Heather, Michael, Jaimie and Ian McCloy, and Stef, Will, Greg, Sarah (Maurice), Mary, Emma and Matthew Stacey, and many loving nieces and nephews. Ian was predeceased by his first wife Patricia (nee White), with whom he spent many happy years until her death in 1968 and will also be missed by Pat's brother John (Angela). Ian was a highly respected member of the insurance profession where he spent his entire career and spent many volunteer hours for the Navy League of Canada and various other charities. The family is grateful to neighbours Phillip and Barbara as well as many other neighbours, members of the Vancouver police and fire departments, BC Ambulance paramedics and the staff of Vancouver General Hospital for their recent care and attention. A service to celebrate Ian's life will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at St. Phillip's Anglican Church, 3737 W. 27th Avenue, Vancouver, beginning at 2 p.m. In place of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice would be welcomed.

MERCER, John Richard (Jack). Born in Liverpool, England on May 25, 1932. Jack passed away suddenly in Lions Gate Hospital on November 18, 2003. He is lovingly remembered and will be dearly missed by his devoted wife of 46 years, Greta; son Peter (Kym); daughter Kaye (Rene); and cherished grandchildren Colwyn, Shelby, Savannah, Brynne. Jack lived and loved his life in North Vancouver and has left behind many steadfast and loyal friends. He enriched the lives of all who knew him. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 28 at the Royal Canadian Legion (118 Branch), 123 West 15th Street, North Vancouver. As requested by Jack in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital's Emergency Services in his memory. "Upright and just to the end of your days. Rest assured that your incredible legacy will live on and the hearts that love you dearly are the ones who won't forget. None on earth can take your place and our memories will never fade..." Fair Winds and Following Seas

MORGAN, Henry Cecil "Cec". Born in Vancouver June 10, 1920, passed away November 16, 2003 in Dainard Pavilion at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Cecil is survived by his loving family: wife Evelyn of 56 years; daughters, Carol (Ken) and Pamela (Ron); son Jim (Mei); and 6 grandchildren. Cecil served 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, followed by 19 years with the T.D. Bank. Many thanks to the kind staff at Dainard. No service at his request. If desired, donations in memory of Cec may be made to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of your choice. FRASER HEIGHTS 604-589-2559

MORRISON, Jeanita Evelyn (Jean) passed away peacefully Monday, November 17, 2003 at St. Vincent's Langara Hospital. She is lovingly remembered by her friend of many years Marjene Nielsen and family. Also by nieces Cathy Romhill, Marjorie Chapman and families. Jeanita was born February 26th, 1915 in Hazelcliff, Saskatchewan. In 1947 she moved to Vancouver. She was a long-term employee of Preston's Interior Design. We wish to thank the doctors, nurses, pastoral care and all the staff of Vincent's Langara Hospital for their kindness and care. A memorial service will be held December 4, 2003 at the St. Vincent's Langara Chapel at 2:30 pm, 255 West 62nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to pastoral care at St. Vincent's Langara Hospital. Chapel Hill Funeral Home Ltd.

CROSBY, Lee of Vancouver passed away unexpectedly December 3, 2003. Predeceased by her son Ken (September 30, 2000). Lee is lovingly remembered by her daughter Kelly; daughter-in-law Anneke; grandchildren Sean and Shannon of Australia, Nienke and Joanne of The Netherlands. Also remembered by former husband and friend George, sister Beverly, niece Jasmine, brother Brian, special friend Val, as well as other family members and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72 Ave., Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cancer Research Foundation would be appreciated. EMBRACED BY THE LIGHT AND WALKING WITH ANGELS

CUTLER, Harry 1909 - 2003 Harry Cutler, 94 years, born in Blackpool, England, 1909, died December 7, 2003 in West Vancouver. Predeceased by his first wife Marian of over 50 years. Survived by his beloved wife Helen (Kenna) and family, Nancy, Barry (Dorothy), Bonny (Robb), Peter (deceased), Linda and their children, Kristal, Jordan (Blythe), Laura, Bob, Tamara, Mikkel and Sharen (Dave). Relatives in England include sisters, Caroleen (Kenneth) and Nancy; nieces and nephews, Caroleen Anne, Rosilind (Christopher), Susan and Michael (Anne) of Australia; great-nieces and nephews, Paula (Andy), Keith, Sarah, Emily, Nicholas, Tom and William. Harry immigrated to Canada in 1929. He began his business career in Montreal then Toronto and onto Vancouver. He was well-known in the insurance industry as the Canadian Manager of General Insurance Companies, Pacific Coast Fire and Century Insurance. Upon his retirement he spent many happy years on Maui returning to West Van 15 years ago and his marriage to Helen. A Celebration of Harry's life will be held at Westroyal, 328 Taylor Way, Main Floor, at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 18th 2003. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

DEWAR, Raymond Patterson, 80, of Richmond passed away quietly December 2, 2003 after a long battle with pneumonia. Brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be remembered by his loving family and many friends. Ray served as a navy signalman in the Corvette service during WWII and later graduated in Commerce from UBC. Formerly of Penticton, Ray retired as GM of Northwood Mills in 1978 and was active in many community organizations there, including a term as President of the Chamber of Commerce. He believed in putting principles into action. In retirement he devoted much of his time to his two passions, politics and golf. A private memorial will be held. Ray was an admirer of the work of the Salvation Army; in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to support his belief in community service.

DUNFORD, Sheila Stuart (Mackenzie) died on the morning of December 7, 2003 as she lived, peacefully and with dignity. She died in residence at Purdy Pavilion of UBC / Vancouver Hospital. Sheila was born in Gairloch, Scotland and came with her family to Canada in 1914 when she was seven. She always loved to talk of Scotland and her fondness for Gairloch where she returned to visit later in her life. She was married to Bill Dunford for 55 years until his death in 1994. Sheila was a person of strong faith, unwavering honesty, and total devotion to her family. She appreciated art, poetry and drama. Always she saw the best in people and appreciated friends and acquaintances from all walks of life. She took great delight in her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter. Sheila's daughters, Heather Thomson and Shannon Rondeau, her grandchildren, Michael Thomson and Taryn Thomson and her great-granddaughter, Sophie all survive her. Sons-in-law Peter Thomson and Hans Merkelbach and grandson-in-law Leslie Mildiner complete her surviving family list. The family wishes to thank the caring staff of Purdy Pavilion for all their help over the last six years. A family remembrance service will be held on Saturday, December 13 at Bowen Island United Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Sheila's preferred cause, the Canadian Diabetes Association.

GALE, Wm. (Bill) Arthur Gale passed away in Vernon on December 5, 2003, aged 87 years. Predeceased by his grandson Kyle Large; sisters Eva and Beatrice and brothers Robert, Fred, Jack. He is survived by his loving wife Bernice; children Winnona (Ron) Davidson, David, Donald (Joan), Linda Large, Warren (Pat); ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister Verna Caldwell of Victoria and numerous nieces and nephews. No service by request. Arrangements in care of FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES, 250-762-2299. To send a condolence to the family, visit

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