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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Colwood - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

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Date: Wednesday, 7 September 2016, at 1:26 p.m.

Sylvia "Our Oma" Wilhelm

January 14, 1931 - July 10, 2004

Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Colwood)

WILHELM – Sylvia “Our Oma” passed away peacefully and valiantly on July 10, 2004 at the age of 73.

She was surrounded by her loving family.

Sylvia will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her husband of 43 years, Hubert, her children Lisa and Kenneth (Natalina) and her grandchildren, Danielle and Jacob.

We are thankful that her brother Albert, sister-in-law Jean (Tony), Julie and Ben, all from England were also able to be by her side.

Born in England January 14, 1931, she moved to Canada at the age of 27 and later met the love of her life and best friend Hubert in Vancouver.

She was an inspiration to us all and taught us to live life to the fullest.

Her life was full of challenges, but she met each one with good humor and courage.

Sylvia will be sadly missed by her sister Carol (Frank), in Spain and many loving relatives and friends.

A special thank you to her dearest friend Karen whose love, support and humor was a blessing to us all.

“Rest in Peace- Until we meet again for a good game of crib my love.”

Memorial Service will be held at the Sands of West Shore Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, B.C. on Friday, July 16, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Sands Arbor Reception Centre.

Flowers are gratefully declined if friends so wish, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

Mr. Kenneth Bruce Wallace

October 26, 1916 - June 27, 2004

Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Colwood)

WALLACE Kenneth Bruce passed away June 27, 2004 at the age of 87.

He is survived by his wife Vivian, sons Donald (Joy) and Barry (Corrie) and daughter Jill (Jerry); grandchildren Tamara, Geoff, Rosemary, Samantha, Kyle, Aaron, Lisa and Kristi and 3 great-grandchildren.

Ken was a life member of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department and a long time member of Br. 37 Royal Canadian Legion.

Many thanks to the wonderful caring staff at Saanich Peninsula Hospital Extended Care Unit.

A memorial reception will be announced at a later date.

Cremation entrusted to Hatley Memorial Gardens.

Mr Leonard Alfred Henry Watling

September 12, 1925 - May 17, 2004

Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Colwood)

LEONARD ALFRED HENRY WATLING September 12, 1925 – May 17, 2004

Today we said goodbye to our most precious husband, Dad and Grandpa.

He was surrounded with love from his wife, children and grandchildren.

Our hearts are filled with sadness at the loss of our hero, role model and best friend.

He worked hard, he gave from the heart, and proudly loved his family.

A true gentlemen who always saw the best in people, with never an unkind word.

Len’s passion was photography and he successfully ran his own business, “The Art Centre” for a number of years prior to joining DND (1955-1964).

From 1964 until retirement in 1985, Len served as the Official Photographer at Royal Roads Military College.

This was a career he truly loved and he made many long-lasting friendships with the cadets and college staff.

Len lived his life with dignity and trademark humor – his one-liners are truly legendary!

Without question, the world is a better place because he was here. Dad , as you loved us, we will always love you.

Left to cherish happy memories are his loving wife of fifty-three years, Ella May, children: Louise (James) Troy, Gerri (Colin) Magee, Maggie (Victor) Skaarup and son, David.

Also grateful for his presence are grandchildren: Jamie Troy (girlfriend Ryan MacDonald), Jacquie Troy, Gordon (Lillian) Magee, and Erin Watling; sister Elsie Fraser and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family thank the staff at the Victoria General Hospital for their exceptional and compassionate care.

A Celebration of Len’s Life will be held on Wednesday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 1806 San Juan Avenue.

Flowers are gratefully declined; however, if desired, donations may be made to the BC Lung Association and/or Heart and Stroke Foundation. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS DAD xo

Mr. Martinus Johannes, Henricus Vankemenade

May 08, 1924 - April 13, 2004

Funeral arrangements by
Sands Funeral Chapel (Colwood)

VANKEMENADE – Martinus Johannes Henricus born May 8, 1924 passed away peacefully on April 13, 2004 at the Victoria General Hospital.

Predeceased by his loving wife Johanna on August 8, 2003.

Survived by son, Henry; daughter; Jeannie and three grandchildren, Brian, Lisa and Christine; four sisters in Toronto; one brother in Holland.

At age 10 he started to study the trumpet.

Martin worked at the Philips Factory in Holland as a printer at 14 years old and played in the Philips Factory Band.

Martin and Johanna were married February 17, 1949 and immigrated to Canada in 1954.

Martin joined the Canadian Forces and was posted to the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he also played as a soloist with the Artillery Band and at the same time with the Winnipeg Symphony.

In 1966 he was posted to the Canadian Forces School of music at Naden as a trumpet instructor and also joined the Victoria Symphony.

He retired from the school in 1974 and went to work for the H.M.C.S. Dockyards until 1988.

Martin played for many theatre shows at McPherson Playhouse and Butchart Gardens.

Later he had a band called the Martin Van Quartet where he played a lot of dance music for different organizations in Victoria.

Our Dad was truly a very special man and will never be forgotten by his two children. “LOVE YOU DAD”

Special thanks to Dr. Isaac and the caring staff at the Victoria General Hospital.

A Visitation was held at the Sands of West Shore Funeral Chapel, 317 Goldstream Avenue, Colwood, B.C. on April 16, 2004 from 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. No service by request.

If friends so wish donations maybe made in Martin’s memory to the B.C. Heart And Stroke Foundation, #107 – 1001 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8X 4C9.

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