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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 66

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HOOFT, Elizabeth (Lisa) passed away December 10, 2003 at the age of 87 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in 1916 in Numansdorp, Holland, predeceased by her husband Adrianus in 1971 and her daughter Betsy in 1997. Survived by her daughter Janny Scheer (Reg) and son Otto Hooft (Janet) - also her 6 grandchildren, Russell (Caroline), Shawn (Kim), Belinda, Jason, Isaac, Sonya and 6 great grandchildren. She immigrated to Canada with her husband and 2 children in 1951. They settled in Richmond where they worked in the construction business. After her husband passed away, she enjoyed traveling, gardening and working as a care aid. She was always a hard worker, helping out wherever she was needed. She is now free from her body of pain and is forever with the Lord. See you later Mom. Memorial service to be held on Tuesday, December 16 at 1:30 at Johnston Heights Church 9612 - 152 St. Surrey.

KAUFMAN, Margaret B. (McCurrach), born December 03, 1928, in Waldeck, Saskatchewan. Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on December 10, 2003. Predeceased by her mother and father. Margaret will be lovingly missed and remembered by her husband of 51 years, Don, and children Brian (Cris), Barb (Hamish) and Brenda (Dan); grandchildren Casey, David, Macall and Blair; sisters, Susan (Allan) and Betty (John). A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 16th at 1:00 p.m., from the Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby. Interment to follow, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. Many thanks, to the caring and supportive staff at Burnaby Hospital and St. Michael's Hospice.

LITTLE, David W. passed away suddenly on December 6, 2003 at the age of 74 years. He will be sadly missed by close friend and companion Marion Lewis; sister Shirley Fowler of White Rock; brothers Harvey (Ella) Little of Penticton and George (Dorothy) Little of Calgary; 12 nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Raised in and a long-time resident of Regina, and lately a Vancouver resident of more than 20 years, he was an active member of the congregation of Trinity United Church. A dedicated sailor and jogger, Dave regularly attended the Vancouver YMCA, and in his lifetime he contributed much time and energy to the Boy Scouts. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 1805 Larch Street, Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the A.L.S. Society of B.C. or Scouts Canada.

MACDONALD, Alastair M., age 69, passed away December 3, 2003 in Montana, USA. Born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia July 21, 1934. Son of the late Rev. Dr. R. Macdonald and Flora B. Macdonald. Survived and lovingly remembered by wife Anne (Montana); three brothers, Iain, Duncan, Donald; sisters-in-law, niece and nephew (BC); and many friends. He was very generous and loyal to those who knew him. We trust he is now in the presence of his Lord and Saviour. Funeral was held in Choteau, Montana December 6, 2003.

MAKI, Leo Raphael, passed away November 26, 2003 at the age of 87 years in Haney, BC. Born on September 24, 1916, in Vaasa, Finland, he came to Canada in 1934. He served in the RCAF during WWII, including 7 months as a POW. His family is very proud of the professional contributions he made to improving the lives of children through the Boys Clubs of Canada and the William Roper Hull Residential Treatment Centre for Adolescents (Calgary). He also served as a compassionate director of various seniors' facilities. He leaves as his legacy his passion for life, his love of beauty and appreciation of excellence, his intellectual curiosity and love of learning, his intense and passionate love of music and his humanitarianism. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Christine, his daughters, Linda (Steve), Susan (Harry), Kathlyne (John), and Michelle (Mike); his grandchildren, Jeff (Heather), Krista (Neville), Todd, Lee (Colin), Michael, Joey and Isabella, and his great-grandchildren, Ben and Declan. At Leo's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the charity of your choice.

MARSON, Charles Harold Charles followed his angels to heaven on December 9, 2003. Charles was born on June 17, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the U.S. forces and resided in Vancouver most of his life. He leaves behind a sister, 2 nephews and 1 niece.

McBRIDE, Raymond Orvil McBride. Born June 10, 1925 in Chase B.C. Died November 16, 2003 in 100 Mile House B.C. Raymond is survived by his loving brother Larry McBride, daughter Sandra Bliss, son Randy McBride and their families. Raymond led a very full life. He was a professional driver and pilot with seven journeyman trades. He pioneered roadster racing in B.C. as the first president of the B.C. Roadster Racing Association in 1949. His custom autobody work was well known. Raymond spent his later years ranching in 100 Mile House. We will miss Raymond's flare for life. The memorial service is to be held Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. The address is Newton Fellowship Church at 7328 - 144th Street in Surrey. Light refreshments will follow. All are welcome. A phone call or e-mail would be appreciated as a courtesy to help with the planning. Contact Randy at (604) 596-0204 or Donations to the charity of your choice are encouraged in lieu of flowers.

McGOWAN, Millicent, passed away peacefully at Lion's Gate Hospital in North Vancouver on Friday, December 5, 2003. She was soon to celebrate her 94th birthday. Millicent has now joined her husband Bill McGowan, formerly of West Vancouver, and her son John W. Ross, in heaven. She will be forever remembered by her daughter-in-law, Diane Shandley; her granddaughter Andrea and her husband David Clutton; her granddaughter Jennifer and her husband John Rainnie; her grandson John Ross; great-nephew Chris Paterson; great-niece Pam Paterson; her great-niece Kim Paterson; and her nephews, Boswell Malcolm and Victor Malcolm. She also held a special role as "Great Gran" to Paige, Alize and Ethan. Millicent is also survived by many close friends. She lead an interesting and active life from beginning to end. Her generous nature, independence, and determination were an inspiration to all those who knew her well. Millicent will be dearly missed, but her spirit has left an imprint never to be erased. At Millicent's request, no memorial service is being held. To commemorate her family, donations can be made to the either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

JAGEL, Emma Rosalia, of Vancouver, BC, passed away Monday, August 9, 2004 at the age of 99 years. Emma will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her friends. Emma was born in Estonia. Her father was in the service of the Sar of the Russian Empire. Emma escaped into Sweden during the Soviet occupation of Estonia in 1944. Once in England, Emma worked as a seamstress for the Mountbatten family and a film studio. In 1960 she lost all family records in the Hurricane Hazel. Emma started a new life in Vancouver, she was a talented seamstress and prize-winning quilter and donated much of her time and expertise in quilting to seniors centers and charities. A Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2004 at the North Vancouver Cemetery, north end of Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC.

JAHUTKA, Louis (Lajos). It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Louis at his Abbotsford home on Friday, August 13, 2004. Born in Vasarut, Hungary on February 7, 1934. Predeceased by mother Julia, father Karoly, mother-in-law Amy Stevens; brothers-in-law Geza and Gyuri. Louis is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Peri; sons, Karl (Catherine) and Peter, also by his treasured baby granddaughter Chloe, and by his cousins, Harry and Pat Smith of White Rock; brother-in-law Derek and family of Sweden. In Hungary he leaves behind his sisters, Marta and Klara; nephews, Karoly (Rezi) and family, Viktor (Katherine) and family, Gyuri (Marianne) and Geza-Lajos. Louis immigrated to Canada in 1957 after his involvement in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 forced him to leave his native country. In 1965 he earned his B.Sc in Agriculture from UBC. In 1972 he purchased and operated his own poultry farm in Abbotsford, running it successfully until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of The BC Institute of Professional Agrologists as a PAg. A man of grace, integrity, spirit and quiet wit he will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved him. Prayers will be offered on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 8:00 pm in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 19th at 10:00 am. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779

JOHNSON, Andrew James (Andy) peacefully on August 15th, 2004 at the age of 45 years. Predeceased by his brothers, Leonard and Richard. Andy will be lovingly remembered by his wife Mary; children, Alyson, Todd, Lindsay and Mary; siblings, Robert (Marilyn), Raymond (Ruby), Alana; sister-in-law Angie and Mum and Dad, Regina and Willie Ruscheinski. Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 20th at 10:00AM in the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969 - 216th Street. Rev. Glenn Outhouse officiating. Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery.

JOUSTRA, Willemina "Minie" December 2, 1922 - August 13, 2004. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Minie into the presence of her Lord on August 13, 2004. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Roelinus. She will be lovingly remembered by her family: children, Harry (Judy), John (Anita), and Debbie (John); grandchildren, Brenda, Amanda, Christopher, Elysha, Jesse, Cameron and Loren, and great-grandchildren, Brendenn and Elyse. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at the First Christian Reformed Church of Vancouver, 2670 Victoria Drive at 2 p.m. The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers at this time. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in her remembrance to the Parkinsons Society of BC or to the Canadian Cancer Society. Email condolences can be forwarded to

LAKUSTA, Nellie Rose. Passed away peacefully at sunset on Sunday, August 15, 2004, at Pinegrove Place with her loving family by her side. She was born in Poland on July 30, 1926, the second daughter of Alexander and Juliana Klimec. She came to Canada in 1936 and resided in Richmond for many years before moving to Surrey. Predeceased by her parents, infant brother Nicholas, and husbands John Dlugan and Tom Lakusta. She is survived by her children: Jack Dlugan, Rick (Laura), Terry, Darlene Holland (Russell), Wayne (Rhonda); her grandchildren Ken, Stephanie, Kevin and Cory; sisters Helen and Nettie, and nieces and nephews. Nellie was an avid gardener and excelled at needlecraft work. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the devoted staff at Pinegrove Place who gave Nellie such loving and compassionate care. A Funeral Service to take place in the chapel of Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Rd., Richmond, BC on Friday, August 20, at 12:00 noon. Interment, Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nellie's memory may be made to Pinegrove Place, 11331 Mellis Drive, Richmond, BC V6X 1L8, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2.

LARKIN, Kathleen Marigold (nee Walker) passed away August 14, 2004 in Chilliwack at the age of 83 years. She was born May 8, 1921 in Assiniboia, Sask. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Anderson, grandchildren, Duncan (Laurie), Heather (Glen Mayhew), Gia and Chris, great-grandchildren, Denver and Caileen; daughter Claire (John Simons), grandchildren, Kelly and Jennifer (Mark Reimer); daughter Wendy Don; son Bill (Janice), grandchildren, Kristen and Andrew; daughter Peggy Shayan, grandson Casey (Natalie), great-grandchildren, Makayla and Karissa; daughter Lee (Denis Knopp), grandchildren, Angela, Wyatt and Deanna; her sister, Anne MacAuley and brother, Jock Walker (Leila); many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In accordance with Mom's wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. A reception to celebrate Mom's life will be held on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (Call 604-858-5141 for details). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Henderson's 604-792-1344

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