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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 77

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ANDERSON, It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Bruce on Friday, December 19, 2003. Bruce was born on April 29, 1958, in Winnipeg, youngest of three children, to Wanda and Will Anderson. In 1962 the family traveled to California and later returned to Winnipeg in 1970. Bruce met his wife, Karen James, while at River East Collegiate. The two married August 16, 1980 and raised two children, Jennifer and Christopher. Career choices for both Bruce and Karen gave them the opportunity to move the family out to B.C, in 1998, where they currently reside. Bruce was a strong and loving family man, enjoying the accomplishments of each, especially the scholarships and awards his children earned. The love of his family was the joy of his life. He had an outgoing personality and often hammed it up for pictures. Bruce had a wonderful sense of humor and offered a generous, easy-going companionship to and those who crossed his path. Bruce leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Karen, daughter Jennifer, son Christopher, parents Wanda and Will Anderson, brother Sonny, sister Wendy (Ron), mother-in-law Ruby James, sister-in-law Charlene and Rick Stroet (children Randy and Vicky), sister-in-law Linda and Sven Barca (children Amy and Michelle), brother-in-Jaw Karlton James; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Cremation takes place on Tuesday, December 23, 2003, with a Memorial service to be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 3151 York Street in Port Coquitlam, B.C The interment is to follow on Monday, December 29, 2003 for the immediate family, care of the Valley View Funeral Home in Surrey, B.C. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sedergreen. Dr. McInnis, Dr. Chris Lee. and the nurses Janice, Jean, Kia and Barbie of The Fraser Health Home Care Nursing for their care and compassion; Pastor Towriss of Hope Lutheran Church, for his guidance and spiritual strength and Pastor Lawrence Koehler of St. Luke Lutheran Church (and also of Peace Lutheran Church in Winnipeg). Flowers gratefully declined, and if friends so desire, donations in Bruce's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4.

(12/23/2003)
BARKER, George Warren, born May 16, 1926 in Kamsack, Sask. With digntiy and courage George passed away December 20, 2003 after a long battle with ALS. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Betty; son Mike (Diana); daughter Carol (Dan); and cherished grandchildren, Jessica, Lucas, Katelyn, Alia; and family pets, Becky and Abby. Also survived by sisters, Louise (Bert) and Mary Ellen (Cliff) and many nieces and nephews. A thank you to Dr. Eisen, the ALS team at GF Strong and the ALS Society of BC. A Memorial Gathering will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 27th at Branch 263 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 1025 Ridgeway Avenue, Coquitlam, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the ALS Society of BC would be greatly appreciated. See you at the lake...

(12/23/2003)
BELL, (Ewachiw) Annie, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 19, 2003 at Royal Columbian Hospital with her family at her side. Annie was born in Boyle, Alberta on November 19, 1933. She moved with her family to Vancouver in 1941 and lived in the Vancouver area most of her life. Annie was an active lady and retired from work at the age of 62. Enjoying her retirement she had more time to spend with her daughter, her son, grandchildren and her sister whom she loved very much. People will remember Annie for her good sense of humour and kindness. Annie was predeceased by her father, Dan, 1985, mother, Tekla, 1993. Annie is survived by her loving family, daughter Marcia (Alwyn Reseigh) son, Rick (Nancy Bell) grandchildren Michelle and Curtis, sister Mary (Bill Foreman) nephew Jason (Teresa, Ryan and Emma Foreman) and Zeus (the dog) who lit up her eyes whenever she saw him. A Memorial Service to celebrate Annie's life will be held, Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 2:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Though her smile has gone forever and her hand we cannot touch. Still we have so many memories of the one we love so much. Her memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part. God has her in his keeping We have her in our hearts. We Love you Annie

(12/23/2003)
BROADHEAD, Larry Allan, passed away on December 18, 2003 at age 57 after sudden illness. Survived by his wife Darlene and daughters Lorie (Orneal) and Cheryl. He will be sadly missed. Memorial service and reception will be held December 30 at 1:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28th Ave., Surrey, BC. Many thanks to the nursing staff at Peace Arch Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either the Canadian Liver Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

(12/22/2003)
CARTWRIGHT, Nancy Patricia (Pat) 1934-2003. Nancy Patricia Cartwright (Pat) died December 19, 2003 after a brief battle with cancer. Survived by her sister-in-law Aileen, her seven nieces and nephews; Robert (Sharon), Gillian (Bart), Philippa (John), Judith (Rob), Peter (Caroline), Andrea (Phil), Alison (Les); fourteen great-nieces and nephews, her Aunt Elsie Atkinson and cousins in BC and England. She was predeceased by her parents Alan and Mary Cartwright and, just a year ago, her brother John Laurence. Pat was born and raised on Salt Spring Island, moving to Quesnel while in high school. After a brief stint in the airforce, cut short by injuries sustained in a traffic accident, she returned to Quesnel and began a long and satisfying career with the Unemployment Insurance Commission. Working in a number of offices throughout BC, Pat made many friends. She eventually retired in Richmond where she enjoyed her home and life in the community. Pat travelled extensively with her mother, and lately with her good friend Jessie. From cruises to reunions, to campouts with family, and trips to Quesnel to catch up with her lifelong friends Iris and Karen Madson, she was always headed somewhere. Calgary was her second home. She was such an important part of the lives of her nieces and nephews. Auntie Pat was there for all our family holidays and special occasions. There were many wonderful summers in Quesnel and the Okanagan, and in later years, the family campouts. Pat was always game, no matter how steep the hill to the outhouse! She was always ready with treats for the kids and coffee for the rest. Pat was a quiet, constant presence, watching and smiling, just keeping an eye on things. We have been lucky to have had her in our lives and will miss her terribly. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to War Amps or The Canadian Cancer Society.

(12/23/2003)
COWARD, Mary Jane Frances (nee Gamble) passed away peacefully on December 21, 2003 at the age of 89. She will be missed by her brother, William Gamble; son Terry and wife Korlene; and daughter Joan Newman and husband Ken; as well as her grandchildren, Heather (Tony) Clarke and Marc Coward. Mary was predeceased by her husband Frank; brother Ernest; and sisters, Hilda and Margaret. Mary was born in Pibroch, Alberta and lived in Girouxville, Alberta and Vancouver, Montreal; and Calgary during her life with Frank. In each location, she forged many longstanding friendships. She returned to Burnaby and spent her final years here, only a few blocks away from the home that she and Frank built on Willingdon Avenue. Mary's family wishes to thank the caring staff at Willingdon Park Hospital for their loving care of Mary during the years that she spent with them. A service in her memory will be held on Saturday, December 27, at 1:00 p.m. at West Burnaby United Church, 6050 Sussex. Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Society of British Columbia, 600 - 890 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC, V6C 119.

(12/23/2003)
CUNNINGHAM, Ralph T. October 10, 1918 - December 20, 2003 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, mentor and friend. Ralph Cunningham was born in Vancouver on October 10, 1918. He came from a pioneering family who first settled in the Fraser Valley in the late 1800's. Ralph was very active in the business community of Vancouver, having been President of Cunningham Drug Stores, a chain of 88 stores throughout BC and Alberta. He sat on numerous corporate boards and gave generously to his community by heading the United Way, Kiwanis Club of Vancouver and the Vancouver Board of Trade. Ralph was an avid golfer and fly fisherman who was most happy when accompanied by family members who always gained from his wealth of knowledge. He was predeceased by his loving wife Norma, granddaughter Pipa Norton and sister Beverly Lecky. Left to wish him God speed are Ralph's sons Ron (Susan), Allan, and daughter Diane Norton (John), and his much loved grandchildren Robyn Vinciguerra (Nico), Allison, Anna-Lee, Benjamin Cunningham and Danny, Leslie, Kyle and Justin Norton. He was very honored to see his first great-grandchild a very Vinciguerra. He was also blessed to have in his life the Lecky and McKay families and his great friend Margaret Eyre. We are very thankful for the care and love of his home support girls Judy, Monica and Bonita, and the staff at the VGH Elder Care Unit. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., January 12th, Shaughnessy Heights United of Church, 1550 West 33rd, Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia would be greatly appreciated.

(12/23/2003)
DAWE, Ruth passed away peacefully on December 19, 2003 at 75 years of age. She was predeceased by partner Jim Clark and son Greg. Loving and missing her are son Rod and daughter Elaine; grandchildren Jonathan, Samantha and Jessica and many other relatives and friends. "She will be sadly missed." A Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 29, 2003 from Burquitlam Funeral Home (625 North Road, Coquitlam, B.C.) at 3:00 p.m.

BARRY, Isabelle passed away peacefully at home on May 22, 2004 at the age of 82. She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her son, Doug (Irene); grandchildren, James (Sheila) and Grant (Christine); eight great-grandchildren as well as her sister-in-law, Diane; three nephews, one niece and many friends. Isabelle was a long time resident of Burnaby and worked for Kelly Douglas for over 30 years. A funeral service will be held at Ocean View Funeral Home (4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby) on Friday, May 28, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park.

(05/26/2004)
BIRTCH, Roy William October 7, 1915 - May 22, 2004. Our father, grandfather and friend passed away surrounded by his loving family Barry (Judy), Barbara Root (Gary), Daryl (Carol), Don (Yvonne) and grandchildren Jack, Kevin, Shauna, Nikki, Carri (Jeff), Derek (Teresa) and Chelsea. Our mother Alice and his siblings Myrtel, Mabel and Delmar predeceased dad. Dear friends Vi Cameron and Lloyd and Norma McFaddin, extended family and many good friends also feel our loss. Dad always had a song in his heart, a hammer in his hand and a deck of cards within reach. He was a good man - he led a good life. A celebration of Dad's life will be held Friday, May 28, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the South Burnaby United Church, 7591 Gray Avenue. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the B. C: Lung Association.

(05/26/2004)
BREARLEY, Dorothea M. Born in Trail, BC on July 13, 1913, passed away on May 23, 2004. Predeceased by her husband, Ralph M. Brearley. She will be missed by all her nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law, Muriel Gadd. Dorothea was a grand matron of the Eastern Star. Special thanks to the staff at St. Vincent's ECU and Arbutus Care Center. A graveside service will be held on Thursday May 27, 2004 at 1:00pm within Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Southview Section, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby. Flowers and donations gratefully declined.

(05/26/2004)
BROWN, Joseph Thomas, aged 82, died in Burnaby Hospital with pneumonia on May 22nd, 2004. Jo was a member of C&POs' Association and an honorary member of V&D Caller/Teachers Association. Predeceased by his sister Isabelle Tolton. Survived by his loving family: wife Claire; daughters Cheryl (Greg), Susan (Russ), Shelley (Brent), Victoria (Uli), Bonnie (Tony); grandchildren Marni and Lindsay, Jennifer and Laura, Joseph Aren and Bryan, Carli, Mikayla and Eliza; and several nieces and nephews. "Goodnight, God bless, I love you"... The words you spoke at night That gave us love and comfort And made everything alright.B.F.

(05/26/2004)
CHRISTENSEN, Shirley. Our Mom's happy soul was freed from its physical burden on May 17, 2004. She is survived by her five children; Judy (Phil), Mike (Laurie), Trish, Dave (Shirley), Gwen (Chris), and her grandsons; Dylan, Brodie, Douglas and Kevin. She is all around us and we see her in everything we love. She was a great teacher and brought us so much laughter. Mom had many passions; her love of the outdoors, the mountains, the ocean, pottery, painting, music, animals and life. She was imaginative, determined, strong, courageous, resourceful, and tremendously loving and grateful. Despite the physical pain she endured, our mom was funny and had a twinkle in her eyes right until the end. Her spirit will live with us forever. We will miss our mom terribly but take great comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and that we loved and honored her in this life to the best of our ability. The family wishes to thank everyone at Yaletown House for all the love, care and support you showed our mom and us. Knowing you were there for her was such a comfort. There will be no service but if you wish to honour her life in some way, a donation to Yaletown House or the Alzheimers Society in her memory would be appreciated.

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