HALES - Elsie on January 4, 1999. Predeceased by husband Heath Hales and her first husband John Bronger. Survived by daughters Beverly Blanche (Kenneth), Claremont, CA., Joyce Campbell (Wallace), Temple City, CA., son John Bronger (Penelope), Federal Way, WA. Also survived by step-daughter Diane Hales, Saltspring, B.C., step-son William Hales, Victoria, B.C. and step-son-in-law Sandy Laird, West Vancouver, B.C. She leaves 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Private service for family. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian National Institute for the Blind. She was born October 2, 1898, Frodingham, England and spent many years living in both the United States and Canada. She will be greatly missed.
BEVERIDGE - Ariel May. Passed away January 11, 1999 at the age of 88. Fondly remembered by her daughter Joan (Frank) Nichols and son Douglas (Irene), four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A celebration of Ariel's life will be held at a future date for family and friends.
FULTON - John James Kerr. Born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 1910. Passed away peacefully January 11, 1999 at Lions Gate Hospital. He will be fondly missed by his wife Frances Mary, his four children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchild. A private family funeral service was held Thursday, January 14, 1999. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of donations to Lions Gate Hospital.
KEEN - James Newcombe. Born in Toronto, Ontario, October 12, 1924. Passed away January 14, 1999 in the Lions Gate Hospital at age 74 after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife, two sons, five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two grandsons and one great-grandson. He will be greatly missed by relatives and friends. Memorial service to be held 2:00 p.m. January 18, 1999 at Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver. Flowers gratefully declined but donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
SWEENEY - Jean Phyllis, nee Band. Born in Vancouver, August 15, 1912. Passed away suddenly, after a brief illness, on January 8, 1999. Jean was prede-ceased by her beloved husband Malcolm in 1961. She is survived and will be missed by her sister Katherine Moscrop; daughter Diane (Bill); son Colin (Barbara); grandchildren Tracy (Mike), Christie (Bernie), Lauren and Kristen; great-grandchildren Derek, Nicole, Shanna, Jessica, and Lukas; and foster-daughter Candy Rustad. She will be fondly remembered by family and friends as generous, loyal, strong and cheerful. She will never be forgotten by those whose lives she touched. Donations, in her memory, to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. No service by her request.
CRONE - F.E. (Ernie). Passed away peacefully in North Vancouver, B.C. on January 13, 1999 at the age of 87. Survived by Dorothy, his wife of 59 years; and affectionately remembered by his five children, Jack (Debbie), Susan Burton (Ron), Nancy Behnsen (Larry), Doug and Robert (Gigi); ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sisters Mary and Fran; his brother Rae. Prede-ceased by brothers Jack, Bob, and Ken. Cremation. No service by request. Please send any tribute to the charity of your choice. The Magic Man's journey has just begun.
"When God sends forth a tiny child
To learn the ways of earth,
A mother's love is waiting here
We call this wonder-birth.
When God calls home a tired soul
And stills a labouring breath,
Our Father's love is waiting there
This too is birth-not death."
SMITH - Robert Guy (Bob). Passed away on January 13, 1999 in his 89th year. He is survived by his wife Greta; daughter Arline White (Bob); two sons Ross (Diane) and Murray (Debra); six grandchildren Donald, Barbara, Michelle, Kevin, Nigel and Alexandra; and two great-grandsons. Bob grew up in Winnipeg, served with distinction for 61/2 years overseas in WWII as a major in the Canadian Army. Moved to the west coast in 1946 and lived for many years in Osoyoos and North and West Vancouver, B.C. A memorial service will be held at St. Martin's Church, 195 East Windsor Rd, North Vancouver at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 1999. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
GARNETT - Hazel Anita. Passed away peacefully January 2, 1999 at age 81. She is predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Percy, 1988, daughter Gail, son Norman and brother John. She will be lovingly remembered by her sister Gwen, her children Gerry (Kathy), Betty, Warren (Lynn), and 10 grandchildren. Her care, compassion and humor will be missed by her family and friends long after tears have ceased. Special thanks to all the staff of Lynn Valley Lodge and North Shore Private Hospital for the loving care and attention shown to Hazel. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society in memory of Hazel gratefully appreciated. Service to be held at St. Andrews United Church, North Vancouver at 1:00 p.m. January 7, 1999
FRANCESCHINI - It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Josephine (Emma) on January 1, 1999 in hospital, North Vancouver at the age of 89 years. Born in Treviso, Italy, August 30, 1909, Emma came to Canada when she was 3 months old and resided in North Vancouver all her life. Predeceased by her husband Paul, sister Linda, brother Fred and son-in-law Douglas. Survived by daughter Louise, sister Lena, brother Thomas (Anne), nephew Thomas (Donna), as well as other relatives and friends. Emma was a wonderful mother, sis-ter and kind friend to many, many people. She loved animals and they loved her. You will never be forgotten Mom. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to either Pets in Need, 1174 Doran Road, North Vancouver, B.C. V7K 1M7 or N.S. Animal Advocates, 2667 Haywood Ave, West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 1Y7. Emma's wishes included no service.
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McCORMACK - Bernice (Benny) July 1, 1920 - December 25, 1998 Aged 78. Predeceased by son Donald and grandson Donny. Survived by sons Bob (Judy), Barry (Barbara), Gordon (Janice), and daughter Shirley (Larry) Houlden. Grandma to Ken (Lisa), Kathy (Tom), Barry (Teralie), Rachelle, Jeannie, Kevin, Megan, Great-grandma to Jacob. "On Christmas Day our Grandma became an angel". Graveside service January 9, 1999, 12:00 p.m. followed by an open house tea at 770 East 21st St., at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
MILES - Walter Leslie. After a brief illness in Sydney, B.C. on Christmas Day 1998, aged 89. He was prede-ceased by his son Stanley Jordan Miles. He will be sadly missed by his wife Lillian Jane Miles. He was father of Audrey Belotte and son-in-law Charles and grandson Richard, and Marilynne Gray and son-in-law William, granddaughter Tamara and great-granddaughter Thea. We have such wonderful memories of happy times spent with Walter.
HUNTINGTON - The Honourable A. Ronald, P.C. peacefully at home, December 28, 1998, aged 77. Member of the Privy Council; former member of Parliament for Capilano, Howe Sound, 1974-1984; Minister of Industry and Small Business, 1979; Lt.Commander, R.C.N.V.R., retired (Mediterranean and North Atlantic, WWII); former chairman of Ports Canada and of Ridley Terminals; founder/chairman, Service Packing Co. Ltd.; former District Governor, Kiwanis International; Commodore, West Vancouver Yacht Club 1967. Predeceased by first wife Jean. Survived by wife Miriam and family; brother Robert (Beth) of Cambridge, Ontario; sister Kay (Keith) Lindsay and family of Dorcas Bay; sister-in-law, and dear friend from childhood, Margaret (Bob) Parkinson and family of Denver, Colorado; uncle Roy Sims; daughter Vicki; son Ron; grandson Clint (Melanie); granddaughter Jessica (Doug) of Garden Bay; and five beloved great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt on Friday, January 8, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Salvation Army or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
van Dyk - Margaretha Geertruida Elisabeth. Passed away January 3, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 27, 1927. Survived by husband Martin, daughter Lucy (Tony), sons John and Chris, grandchildren Tara and Peter, brothers Gysbertus and Pieter Teekamp and other relatives in the Netherlands. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Lynn Valley on Saturday, January 9, 1999 from 10:00 a.m. - noon. In lieu of flowers donations, in Margaret's name, may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.
WORTHINGTON - Roger John Law. Previously a partner at Lawson, Lundell, Lawson and McKintosh. Born in Cheshire, England, September 24, 1923. Passed away peacefully January 2, 1999. Predeceased by his three brothers and survived by his wife, Inge, and his two sons Peter and Martin. Fondly remembered and honoured by family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Lynn Valley Lodge for the gentle care given to Roger over the past years. A memorial service will be held on January 8, 1999 at 3:00 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave, Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver, B.C.
SIMINGTON - Robert Lincoln. Born August 3, 1918 in Calgary, Alberta. Passed away December 31, 1998 at Lions Gate Hospital after a difficult battle. Loving husband to Doreen for 57 years, they shared an active life-style for 35 years in North Vancouver that included golf, tennis, square dancing as well as his woodcarving. A member of the Legion who served during the Second World War as a Commisssioned Officer in the Canadian Army. He enjoyed his 23 years working with the people at Woodward's. He is survived by his wife Doreen; sister Mary (Joe) of Minnesota; sons and daughter, Bob (Cheryl); Shirley (Glen); Ron (Elena); grandchildren Marie (Sam), Paula (Shawn), Emrys, Meghan, Jamie, Karen and Steph; great-granddaughter Amber. Predeceased by daughter Barb and granddaughter Alison. Always a caring man, he shared wisdom, purpose and humor with all his family. He will be loved and missed by all. Memorial services to be held at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 1999 at the Mount Sey-mour United Church, 1200 Parkgate, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., 1212 West Broadway or Palliative Care, Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th, North Vancouver.
BLACK - Isabella. Born May 22, 1913, Glasgow, Scotland. Died suddenly of a heart attack in Lions Gate Hospital, January 3, 1999. Survived and fondly remembered by son Michael (Lorna) in Scotland; daughter Rosalind vander Sluys (Bram); grandsons Gordon, Roderick and Scott; and many relatives and friends. Arrangements through First Memorial. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Isabella's memory to the Heart Foundation or SPCA.
LAND - Charles Austin. Passed away, at the age of 91 years, on January 2, 1999 at Evergreen House, North Vancouver. Fondly remem-bered by his loving wife of 54 years Edith, son Charles (Dianne), daughter Roberta (Ken) McMath, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother Alf (Irene) and two sisters Florence and Hilda. A private family get together will be held in Charles's honour on Sunday, January 10, 1999. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Evergreen House.
SIMPSON - Barrie. Born January 28, 1936. Passed away suddenly January 3, 1999. Survived by his loving wife Ann, daughter Brenda (Doug), son John, 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers Joe and Sam, many friends and his loving dog Bub. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
"Dad, thanks for the laughs"
THOMPSON - Ella Cameron. Passed away peacefully January 7, 1999. Survived by her son Gary (Penny), daughter Toni (Igor), granddaughter Karen. Ella will be sorely missed by many other relatives and friends far and wide. Memorial service to be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, B.C. preceded by burial at Kelowna Cemetery on Monday, January 11, 1999 at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ella's name to Lions Gate Hospital would be appreciated.
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WILSON - Muriel Pauline. Born in North Vancouver 1911. Passed away January 5, 1999 in North Vancouver. Aged 87 years. Muriel had taught school for the North Vancouver School District until age 70 and was a past member of the Seymour Golf and Country Club. Predeceased by her husband George. Survived by her son Dave (Lois), daughter Lynne (Bill) Reynolds, sisters Phyllis and Helen, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 11, 1999 at Mt. Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
DOCKER - John Kenneth. Passed away peacefully at Inglewood Nursing Home, December 25, 1998 at the age of 84 years. He was pre-deceased by his wife Irene (July 1998) and sister Ellen (1994). He will be lovingly missed by his daughter and son-in-law Jo-Anne and Ed Booiman and daughter Janice Riggs; beloved grandchildren Joella, David and Laura. Also survived by nephew Ed Justesen of Grass Valley, Oregon. A special thanks to the staff at Lions Gate Hospital and Inglewood Manor. A memorial service will be held at a family member's home, 2059 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver on January 2, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends welcome. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Horseshoe Bay Christian School would be appreciated.
HOLT - Bernard George. Peacefully on December 23, 1998, surrounded by the love of his family. Predeceased by his beloved wife Marjorie in 1994, first son Christopher in 1955 and brother Vincent. He is lovingly remembered by his children Tom, Shelagh and Jack Cook, Kathy and Jerry Reuter and Heather; grandchildren Christopher and Matthew Cook, special friend Doris Standly, brothers Cam (Anne) and Desmond, sister-in-law Irene, and many other dear friends and relatives. Bernie was born in Moose Jaw, Sask. on March 28, 1916 and was raised in Calgary, Alberta. He taught in one-room prairie schools for four years. During WWII he served as a Radar Officer, stationed in India and Ceylon. After his marriage in 1946, he resided in Vancouver, Nanaimo, and for 41 years, in West Vancouver. Bernie made many lasting friendships during his distinguished teaching career. He taught for 10 years in Nanaimo and was associ-ated with West Van High School for 23 years, as teacher and then administrator. An active member of his community, he was the founding president and secretary of the West Vancouver Historical Society, a Paul Harris Fellow in the West Van Rotary Club, an executive of the Ambleview Seniors Cooperative, and a volunteer at the West Van Seniors Centre and North Shore Stroke Recovery Club. He was a lifelong golfer and an avid bridge player. Bernie set a shining example of love and devotion in the way he cared for his wife during the years of her illness. His kindness, sense of humour and generosity of spirit will be missed by all who knew him. The family extends their deep appreciation to the Nurses of the Cardiac Care Unit 1 at Vancouver General Hospital for their wonderful care and support. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan-uary 2, 1999 at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate, North Vancouver at 2:00 p.m. For those desiring, donations may be made in Bernie's memory to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. First Memorial in care of arrangements.
KIDNER - Marjorie. Passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital December 23, 1998. The loved wife of William T. for 52 years and the beloved mother of Jacquie Stevulak (Milan), Bill (Janice), Rob and Joanie.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at West Vancouver United Church on Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Society would be appreciated.
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SPEICHER - On December 22, 1998. Shawn Meadows Speicher (nee Smith) of North Vancouver, B.C. age 41 years. Predeceased by parents Dick and Margurite Smith, sister Elaine Kennedy, brother-in-law Michael Fjermestad. Survived and will be sadly missed by two brothers Dennis (Kathy) of Squamish and Len of North Vancouver; two sisters Dixie Fjermestad of West Bank, B.C. and Lynn Renville (Ron) of Pemberton, B.C.; many nieces, nephews, loving relatives and dear friends. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. To be announced. Hinds Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
WOOLLEY - Eric Wilfred. Loving husband, father and grandpa, passed away peacefully after a courageous struggle at Lions Gate Hospital, December 24, 1998 at age 64. Survived by his beloved wife Colleen; children: Karen (Tom), Bruce (Barbara) and Jo-Ann (Brian); grandchildren: Robyn, Jillian, Brenden, Patrick, Brett, Jeffery and Hayley. Dear brother to Lillian (Ivan) James and family, Audrey Danks and family, Ivy (Allan) Rhodes and family. Brother-in-law to Carolyn (Gordon) Hayward and family, Keith (Judy) Collins and family, Dale French and family. Predeceased by his mother and father, sister Marjorie and brother-in-law John. Also the family terrier Cinder. He is sadly missed by many extended family and a host of good friends. A service of remembrance will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver on Saturday, Jan-uary 2, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in Eric's name, to Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
LEWIS - Gertrude Emily, in her 100th year. Born in London, England, December 19, 1899. Passed away peacefully at Evergreen House, North Vancouver on Christ-mas Eve, December 24, 1998. Pre-deceased by her loving husband George, son Robert and daughter Geraldine. Those surviving are her youngest son Glen, daughters-in-law Colleen and Velma, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service and reception will be held on January 4, 1:30 p.m. at the the Royal Canadian Legion in West Vancouver, 580 - 18th Street.
SMITH - John David. Passed away peacefully December 15, 1998 at the hospital in Naksup, B.C., in his 65th year, due to Hepatitis C and heart failure. Survived by his sister Phyllis and brother Bob of North Vancouver, Frank (Flo) of 100 Mile House, B.C.; nephews Randy, Blair, Greg and Mark; and other relatives and friends. John was born and raised in North Vancouver. He served in the Canadian Forces as a radio communicator in the Navy and later with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps Base, Ladner, B.C. Also employed at the Bell Funeral Home in Vancouver. Thanks to John Savinkoff and friends in Burton, B.C., for their concern and sympathy. Valley Funeral Services in care of arrangements for the burial service held December 21, 1998 in Burton, B.C.
"So long for now, Johnny!"
BENSON - Alice E. born January 27, 1925 in Broomhead, Saskatchewan, passed away after a courageous battle on December 23, 1998 in North Vancouver. Predeceased by her husband Douglas. Fondly remembered by her sons Craig (Sharon) and Brian (Margaret); 4 grandchildren, Jennafer, James, Jacob, and John. Sadly missed by Peppermint. Alice spent many years in the jewelery business, first at Eilers and after at Gem Jewelers after taking a full time leave from her career to raise her two sons. Mom had an unconditional love for all her friends and family. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday January 6, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale, North Vancouver. Special thanks to Dr. Marc Boileau an the staff at North Shore Private Hospital for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, #13-4829 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 2C8.
"WE LOVE YOU MOM!"
STEELE - Robert. Bob passed away at Lions Gate Hospital on December 18, 1998 in his 82nd year after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Audrey; sons Robert J. and his wife Lynne and Ralph and his wife Marilyn and six grandchildren: Robert D., Cara (Sam), Kristen, Jennifer, David and Ryan. Also survived by brother Jim (Ellen), sister Kay Den of Seattle and sister-in-law Betty. Predeceased by brothers Philip and Edward (Jean). Bob was born in Vancouver in 1917 and lived most of his early life in Kitsilano/Kerrisdale. Bob served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII and spent most of his working life as owner and manager of the Allright Ladder Company. Retirement led to a move to Mayne Island with most winters spent in Arizona, followed by a move back to the North Shore. Tennis was an important part of his retirement, playing both in Arizona and on the North Shore. His good health and love of the game had him on the court up to six months ago. Bob will be missed by his many friends and relatives. Memorial Service on Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 2:00 p.m., Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave, North Vancouver, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations the Cancer Soceity with thanks.
WILLIE - On Friday, December 18, 1998 Terresina (Terri) Kathleen Barbara-Anne Willie of North Vancouver, age 49. Predeceased by grandpar-ents Isaac and Molly Jacob and George J. and Molly Band; father Alfred Jacobs; sisters Lorraine, Molly George and Lois Guss; brother Joseph; daughter Amber Dawn. Survived and will be sadly missed by mother Lena Jacobs, husband Don Willie; former husband David Peter Louis; brothers Russell (Marion), George (Christine), Gibby (Vivian); sister Sharon (Hart) Schorneck; sons David Peter Louis and Brendan Alex Russell Willie; daughter Lorraine Maria Louis (Nathan); 4 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. Prayers will be offered Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at 7:30pm in St. Paul's Catholic Church, 424 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, B.C. followed by Funeral Mass Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at 10:30am in Squamish Nation Centre, North Vancouver.
Father Dennis Alexander O.M.I. celebrant. Hinds Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
STEPHENSON - Robert L. (Bud), B. Pharm. (Manitoba). Peacefully on 19 December 1998. Special thanks to devoted staff at the Special Care Unit of Inglewood Care Centre, West Vancouver. Survived by his wife Maria; four daughters Carol Ann, Marcia, Susan, Nancy; and Afi of 10 grandchildren Elizabeth, Sarah, Charles, Melissa, Johanna, Signe, Lara, Stefan, Eric, Anya. Private family service. Cremation. Interment Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg.
ALVARO - Dominic Anthony. April 1, 1939 Mammola, RC, Italy to December 12, 1998, Kamloops B.C. Leaves to mourn his loss, his loving wife Lynn; son Nick; daughters Lisa Grant (Jack) and Lorna and his grandson Alex Grant; his father Nick and step-mother Emilia; his brothers Joe (Lena), Frank (Mary); sister Teresa, Francilia (Nino); step-sister Rosetta Canonaco (John); step-brother John Gagliardi (Tonia); mother-in-law Irene Walmsley; brother-in-law Jim Walmsley (Diana); 14 nieces and nephews and 4 grand nephews. Dominic taught mathe-matics at Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver for 29 years, retiring to Kamloops in 1994 where he continued to tutor mathematics. Prayers will be offered Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 7:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 555 South Slocan, Vancouver, B.C. where mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 18, at 10:00 a.m. Fathers of St Charles celebrant. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Cemetery. Bell Chapel 253-4554
DEMERS - Mary Bernice. Passed away peacefuly at the Lions Gate Hospital on December 11, 1998 in her 79th year. Survived by her loving husband, of 55 years, Joseph Paul; sons Bernard, Eugene and Edward; daughters Lorretta Chaffee, Louise Draper, Theresa Bonnie Demers, Judy Girden and Ann Luongo; 25 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; brother Austin; and her special sister Joan LeClair; as well as other relatives and friends. Prayers were said on Tuesday, December 15, 1998 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Edmund's Roman Catholic Church, 545 Mahon Ave, North Vancouver, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial, Burnaby. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of memorial contributions to the Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care Ward. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C.
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THOMAS - Irene Norma. Born June 12, 1911. Passed away peacefully December 14, 1998. Irene is survived by her loving husband of 67 precious years, W. Stan Thomas. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Brian, Marilynn King, Sharon (Ken) Johnson, Elaine (Tom) Holgate, John and wife, Lindae. Grandchildren, Debbie (Rob) Callum, Julie (Tony) Elwood, Lyle (Cheryl) Johnson, Mark (Rosina) Johnson, Margaret Thomas, Craig (Anne) Johnson, Kelley (Rick) Nelson, Frances (Angel) Santos, Tracey McIntosh, Elizabeth Thomas, Karen (Yorke) Graham, Glenn Johnson, Michelle Sexton, Aaron Thomas, Shannon Thomas and Keith Thomas. Great-grandchildren, Sean, Brett and Paul Nelson, Jeffrey and Steven Johnson, Erin and Paul Johnson, Brittany and Matthew Johnson, Cole and Benjamin Graham. Sister and best friend Verna (Wally) Diggens; brothers Lloyd Taylor and Glenn (Frankie) Taylor and their families including nieces, nephews and many other relatives. Irene was a member of Fraser Chapter #30 O.E.S. and P.E.O. - Chapter BD Tsawwassen, Delta Hospital Auxiliary, Rotary Anns and she was a Paul Harris Fellow. She was also a member of the Anglican Church Women's Group (ACW) of All Saints Church. The family is most grateful to Dr. Raymond Dong and Dr. Rex Long and the staff of Delta Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt for their care and support. The funeral service is to be held on Saturday, December 19, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Rev. Graham Witcher officiating. Interment to follow at Boundary Bay Cemetery on 56th Street in Tsawwassen. In lieu of flowers, donations to Delta Community Hospice Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
FLETCHER - Charles. Passed away peacefully in Lions Gate Hospital, December 10, 1998. Survived by his loving wife Beverley, son Scott, son Glen (Alexis) and his sister Mary Pinsonneault in Montreal. Memorial service to be held Thursday, December 17, 1998 at the Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
MACAREE - David, M.A., Ph.D. Born Dunblane, Scotland on October 8, 1919. He died in West Vancouver on December 9, 1998. During World War II he served with the Royal Marines from 1940-1946, first in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean, later with the Commando in continental Europe. In 1955 he emigrated to Canada teaching in North Central B.C. before coming south to Vancouver and the University of B.C. where he was a member of faculty in the English Department from 1963 until he retired in 1985. He had a lifelong love for the moutains and encouraged many others in this bent through example and writing. He is survived by Mary, his wife and companion for 49 years. No service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David's memory to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.
ENGLER - Nellie (Connie) Emma, nee Beaulieu. Born January 29, 1920 in St. Albert, Alberta. On Friday, December 11, 1998 she passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital after a courageous struggle with kidney disease and cancer. She was predeceased by her husband Frank, her parents, two brothers and one sister. She was a loving and devoted Mother who will be sorely missed by every member of her family. Her quiet and unassuming personality and zest for life will always be remembered by all of her many friends and acquaintances. She is survived by daughters: Sharon (Laurence) Deverall, Lethbridge, Alta; Dianne (James) Stevens, North Vancouver, B.C.; Judy (Alexander) Rae, Langley, B.C. Sons: Leonard (Sheryl), Timothy and Michael, all of North Vancouver, B.C. 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother Bud (Gloria) Boulier; sisters: Edith Perrault, Theresa Algeo, Marjorie (Alfred) Cooke, Muriel (Nicolas) Fika. Funeral services will be held at St. Stephens Catholic Church, 24th Street and Mountain Highway in North Vancouver on Thursday, December 17, 1998 at 11.00 a.m. followed by interment at the Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver, B.C. Viewing will be available on Wednesday, December 16, 1998 between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 4276 East Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the Kidney Foundation of B.C.