BOYES - Geraldine C. Passed away peacefully on March 28, 1998, age 78, at Lions Gate Hospital. Pre-deceased by her husband Welly and daughter Georgie. Gerry is survived by her loving family; daughter Gail (Bob) Kagy of Boulder, Colorado; son Welly (Victoria) of Vancouver. Grandchildren Susanne Forsyth of New York, Scott (Julie) Forsyth of Denver, Colorado, Sarah Boyes of Vancouver and many loving nieces and nephews and kind friends. Funeral service, Boal Chapel, First Memorial Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver to be held on Saturday, April 4, 1998 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vancouver Food Bank, 311 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 1J9
DONNELLY - William Albert (Mickey). Passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 1998. Prede-ceased by wife Annie in 1983; survived by sons Mike (Irene), Leo (Margaret); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Skilled head chef for fifty years, he personally lived on a pound of bacon and 20 Camels a day. When advised at an early age "You can't take it with you", he decided at that point, he wasn't going to go! Which accounts for his longevity. No service by request. There will be a private family wake. "Sadly missed and fondly remembered"
GIBBESON - Martin. Born in Vancouver on June 12, 1922. Passed away peacefully in North Vancouver on Sunday, March 29, 1998. Survived by his loving wife Pat; his children David Gibbeson, Linda Leger, Rod Blake and Neil Blake; grandchildren Evelyn, Mathew, Elizabeth, Amy, Darrin, Sara, Jennifer, Russell and Ashley. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. 20-601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1G1.
JOHNSTON - Isabelle Jane (nee McQuade). Died suddenly April 1, 1998. Services will be held at St. Catherine's Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood, North Vancouver on April 7, 1998 at 2:00 p.m.
LAWRENCE - Everest Joseph. Passed away March 30, 1998 at Lions Gate Hospital, age 74 years. Mr. Lawrence was a World War II veteran with the Royal Rifles of Canada, serving in Hong Kong Campaign and spending 4 years as a P.O.W. He is survived by his wife Norma and his son John.
He will be missed.
MORRILL - Dr. Stanley Fred. Born December 4, 1924, Schreiber, Ontario. Died peacefully March 28, 1998. Our dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle is sadly missed by his loving wife Eleanor; his sons and daughters Meredith, Chris, Nancy, Pat, Keith and Beth; his grandchildren Thea, Morgan, Natalie, Jacki, Andre, Katie, Connor, Erica and Mallory. Father-in-law to Dinah Morrill, Richard Orr, Colleen Morrill, Jane Morrill and Richard Kinar. Beloved brother to Erie McGrath (Ambrose), Phyllis McParland, Doris Holmes (Earle), Maureen Redins (Karl) and dear brother-in-law to Frances Long. Cherished uncle to many wonderful nieces, nephews and their families.
Dr. Morrill graduated from Queen's University Medical School in 1949. He interned for one year at St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto) and one year at Sunnybrook Hospital (Toronto). After practising as a family doctor in Northern Ontario for twelve years, in his kind and gentle manner he faithfully cared for his patients at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver for 35 years until his recent retirement. Caring and dignified, he lived his life gracefully, always taking care of others.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 9, 1998 at St. Anthony's Church, 2337 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, B.C. at 2:00 p.m. followed by reception.
In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted by the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.
WRIGHT - James Hillis P. Eng. Passed away peacefully on March 31, 1998 at Evergreen House, North Vancouver. Beloved husband and father, he will be missed by Bonita, his wife of 60 years; children Barry, Ralph and Barbara (Steeves); nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and friends. An electrical engineer with B.C. Telephone Company for 43 years, he was active at various times in the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, Elder in the United Church and on the Presbyterian Church Board of Managers. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society or the Heart Foundation would be appreciated. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 1998 at West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, 29th and Marine Dr.
DUNNING - Elsie Maria. Born on Westham Island August 20, 1916. Died March 30, 1998, peacefully in Delta Hospital, the youngest and last surviving child of pioneers Herman and Elvira Bowing. Survived by her husband of 56 years, Edgar Dunning, Ladner, B.C.; daughter Susan (Doug) Darlington, Duncan, B.C.; son Gene (Janie) Dunning, Richmond, B.C.; granddaughter Brianna Darlington, Japan; grandsons Damian and Jordan Darlington, Duncan; great-grandson Brennan, and many relatives and friends. Graduate of King George V High School in Ladner, she participated in recreational activites in her youth, member of Ladner staff of B.C. Telephone, 1954 president Kinette Club of Ladner, active in publishing and distributing The Optimist 1948 to 1964. Her interests included her extended family, fishing, gardening, entertaining and travelling (and bingo!). Cremation. Memorial reception Kin House, 5050 47th Ave., Ladner, Saturday, April 18, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Arrangements by Personal Alternative Services. Donations to charity of your choice or Delta Hospital, 5800 Mountain View Blvd, Ladner, B.C., V4K 3V6.
JACKSON - George Arthur. Passed away peacefully on April 1, 1998 at Hawthorne Lodge, Port Coquitlam at the age of 73. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jean of 50 years; children Ron (Connie), Terry (Judy), Wayne (Mary), Darlene (Dave); 8 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 5, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. at Crispen Bays, 7790 King George Highway, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
BAXTER - Clive Firth. Passed away at home March 19, 1998. Survived by his loving wife Janet, parents Jill and John Baxter, son Jason, daughter Megan, step-son Scott Fraser, step-daughters Carrie (Terry) McNamara and Susan (Kim) Matty. Clive will be sorely missed by many other relatives and friends. Service to be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 1998 at Hollyburn Funeral home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, 1091 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221
ELMHOLDT - Gladys. Peacefully in Victoria, B.C., on March 7, 1998. Gladys Elmholdt (nee Miles), age 86 years. Predeceased by husband Svend. Survived by her brother Thomas Miles and his wife Vivian, many nieces and nephews and close friends. Gladys was a longtime resident of West Vancouver. She enjoyed gardening, her dogs, travelling and entertaining in her home. She was a beautiful caring person and will be missed by many people.
HUBBLE - Helen Marie (Allcock). Born November 6, 1920. On March 20, 1998 passed away peacefully at home. Predeceased by her husband Ralph. She will be missed by her loving family, daughters Allyson, Jackie and Pauline; sons-in-law John and Michael; grandchildren Lisa (Ken), Christian, Patrick, David, Robert, Samantha; and her many friends. Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 27, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. in Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C., with Reverend Ray Waller officiating. Donations to the B.C. Lung Association, P.O Box 34009 Postal Station D, Vancouver, B.C., V6J 9Z9, would be appreciated.
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KENNEDY - Agnes Millar (nee Young). Passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 21, 1998 at the age of 89. Born September 2, 1909 in Wishaw, Scotland, she moved to North Vancouver at age two, where she lived until moving to Victoria in 1940. Predeceased by her first husband Harold Beaton in 1930, and Captain Harry Kennedy in 1956. Survived by son Blair Beaton and daughter-in-law Betty of West Vancouver; daughter Jean Sparks and son-in-law Richard of Victoria; grandchildren Blair, Zona, Catherine and Neil; and six great-grandchildren. Agnes worked for many years for the B.C. Government in the Health Insurance Branch and the B.C. Forest Service, Engineering Division, retiring in 1973. At Agnes' request, there will be no formal service. It is her wish that her ashes be scattered at sea, so that she can once again be with her beloved Harry. She requested that friends and family join together for a toast to her memory. Friends are invited to join the family for reminiscences and refreshments at the home of Jean and Richard Sparks on Sunday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. No flowers please. Donations in Agnes' memory may be made to the James Bay Lodge, Residents Bus Fund.
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LALONDE - Yvette. Died, age 97, at Beacon Hill Lodge, where she had been a resident for over ten years. Yvette was born in Montreal and came to Vancouver to live about twenty years ago. Nee Yvette LeBeau, she was sister to Alberte LeBeau, who was the mother of the publisher of this paper. Alberte and her other sister Marcelle predeceased her. Yvette had no children. Her husband Jean died in the 1950's. Grateful thanks are given to the kind staff of Beacon Hill Lodge, who did their very best to make her comfortable. There will be a private memorial service.
WILSON - Thomas Ramsay. Passed away peacefully on March 21, 1998 in his 83rd year. Survived by his children Lee (Cliff), Randy (Debbie), Ann (Garry), Kelly, Bill (Diana); grandchildren Willow, Shayla, Brent, Todd, Roxanne, Lindsay, Eric, Nathan, Quin (Lisa), Caitlin, Trevor and Lucas; and great-grandson Braiden. Predeceased by his wife Hazel Jean. Tom's family would like to acknowledge the "Gang" from the Lynnwood, who kept a watchful eye out for Tom while he enjoyed their company regularly. No service by request. In memory of Tom, donations may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital, 4 East Education Fund.
PULOY - Christian Ralph. Passed away suddenly March, 1998. Will be sadly missed by his family and friends. All friends are welcome to attend a Memorial for Chris on Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at 2319 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver (residence).
BASSENDALE - Kyle. By accident while traveling in India. Funeral service to be held Monday, March 30, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Francis in The Wood, 4773 South Picadilly, West Vancouver, B.C.
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EVERETT - William Leslie (Bill). Passed away peacefully March 24, 1998. Survived by his loving wife Juliette; children David and Elaine; grandchildren Daryl, Michele, Faye and Hollie; as well as sisters Kathleen and Dorothy. A private family gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A.
TAYLOR - (Phillips) Agnes Alice. Passed away peacefully March 21, 1998. She was predeceased by her loving husband Bert. She is survived by daughter Dianne Kaye and her husband Roger, grandchildren Sean and Jennifer, and many other family and friends. Agnes grew up in Victoria and taught school in Hilliers. She was a longtime resident of North Vancouver where she taught 1st grade at Highlands Elementary. She and Bert retired to Qualicum Beach in 1974. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 11, 1998 at 1 p.m. at St Stephan's United Church, Qualicum Beach. Tributes, in memory of Agnes, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society of B.C. The world is a better place for Agnes having visited.
GRAHAM - Jeffrey E. Born October 8, 1959. Passed away peacefully after a short illness on March 12, 1998 at Kelowna General Hospital surrounded by those he loved. Remembered fondly by loving wife Pam (nee Kirstiuk), father Gary, sisters Janice and Donna (Richard), nieces, nephews and dear friends. Funeral services to be held at St Agnes Anglican Church, 530 East 12th, North Vancouver, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 1998. Reverend Ray Waller officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to the B.C. Lung Association are requested.
HEGLER - Grace Margaret (nee Davis). March 10, 1915 - March 12, 1998. Beloved wife of 62 years to Ken. Beloved mother to Ken, Lynda and Susan; grandmother to Bruce and Carol; and great-grandmother to William. "A wonderful long life and we will miss you". No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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RICKARD - CEDRIC F.F. (TEX)
Feb 22, 1907 - Dec 30, 1997
Born in the District of St. Mary Paddington in the County of London, February 22, 1907. He had one brother Reg born 2 years later. His father left his mother when both children were very young. He was educated at Christ's Hospital at Horsham, founded by King Henry VIII for poor families. Served just over 3 years, July 1923 to July 1926, in the 28th Batallion, the London Regiment (Artists Rifles) Territorial Army. Leaving his brother and mother in London, emigrated to Canada in 1927. Worked for Regal Films, Winnipeg and then moved to Calgary to work for the Public Library. He met Gladys Jane Bradshaw in 1928. They dated about 6 times before getting married December 14, 1928. Their first child D'Arcy was born October 18, 1930 and a second child Roly was born October 18, 1935. They moved to Vancouver (Kerrisdale) in October 1942 and he worked for Burrard Dry Dock Co. in North Vancouver. Moved to North Vancouver in 1948 where he could walk to work. In 1963 they moved to West Vancouver and in 1972 he retired from Burrard Dry Dock after 30 years of loyal service. Tex's interest included British and Canadian history, toy soldiers, the theatre and films, reading (particulary Canadian women authors), walking and loved to travel, going across Canada coast to coast, twice with Gladys Jane whom he was married to for almost 69 years. Their favorite vacation spot was Tofino, B.C., visiting the area many times. He loved his family more than anyone can imagine through all the good times and the difficult ones. Tex had an immense sense of pride, loyalty, indepen-dence, love and caring for his immediate family. Among the survivors are sons D'Arcy (Hildegard) and Roly (Gail Shiffman); grandchildren Chris (Scott Livingstone), Nicoline, Cliff, Danny (Jeannie) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at Boal Funeral Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, with Reverend Ray Waller officiating. Interment was in Capilano View Cemetery.
BEZANSON - Jim Robillard. Died in Evergreen House, March 12, 1998, age 85, after a 5 year struggle. Survived by his loving and caring wife Marjorie. Jim was an avid skier, sailor and hunter, and the winner of awards in the field of wildlife conservation. He collected antique weapons, and as owner and skipper of "Maratea" was a WVYC Member. "He did everything first-class", says Marjorie. "There wasn't a lazy bone in his body. He did almost every-thing he wanted to do - except the African Safari. As owner of J.R. Bezanson Millworks, Jim was res-ponsible for creating a great many of the commercial hotels and store interiors in Vancouver. He helped many people on a personal level, including the publisher of this paper.
"I'll miss him" says Marjorie. "His will to live amazed me, but the last five and a half years were very hard. They were wonderful to him at Evergreen House".
Jim is also survived by his three daughters Gail, Denise and Sherry and granddaughter Jillian. There will be no funeral or memorial service at Jim's request.
MILLER - Bernard (Bernie) Bryce. Passed away March 16, 1998 at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver. Born January 13, 1914 at Carman, Manitoba. Predeceased by his loving wife Janet. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Graduated from Carman High School in 1933. From 1933 to 1939 in business with his father at the Miller and Sons Butcher shop. From 1939 to 1945 he served in the RCAF. From 1941 to 1943 he was a flying instructor. He then served two years in the Bomber Command overseas. For this he was awarded D.F.C. Janet and he moved to B.C. in 1956. Successful Realtor (F.R.I., RIBC) receiving many awards. A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher's Anglican Church of Canada, 1068 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver, Saturday, March 21, 1998 at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
WINKLER - Rudolf Seigfried. Born in Berlin, Germany, February 3, 1930, passed away suddenly on March 3, 1998. He was survived by his eldest son Mark, daughter-in-law Jessica and grandson Jeremy, his youngest son Wolf, his sister Ursula and brother-in-law Eberhart, his nephew Gerald, and his loyal best friend Napolean. Rudi was a longtime resident of the North Shore. Generously gave blood to the Red Cross many times and touched many lives with his knowledge and humour. He is sadly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 1998.
"Life's race well run,
life's work well done,
life's victory won, now cometh rest"
HAYES - Lily Mabel, a former longtime resident of North Vancouver, died in Vernon on March 18, 1998, aged 86 years. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Erica Britton and granddaughter Terry Rathje of Falkland, B.C. and great-grandchildren Adam Sherbina and Skye Talarczyk. Also survived by sisters Fern Easthope of Vernon and Helen Stein of Richmond; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. No service by Lilly's request. Cremation arrangements in care of Vernon Funeral Home. (250)542-0155
LINDSAY - Walter Richard. Passed away in his 85th year March 15, 1998 in North Vancouver after a long illness. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years Margaret, daughter Lorraine, and son Neil who is gone but not forgotten. Fondly rem-embered by Cathie and Jack Tuson, Mary Campbell, Jim Reid, and many nephews and nieces. Special thank you to Dr. Frank Bugeja and other health care providers. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the North Shore Rescue, 147 East 14th, North Vancouver, V7L 2N4. 983-7440.
Mackenzie - Eliza Curr (Betty). Born in 1897, passed away March 17, 1998 at Evergreen House, North Vancouver. Predeceased by her husband George in 1957. Survived by her daughters Anne, Flora (Jim) Casano, Georgia; grandson Scott Casano. Interment at Ocean View Abbey. Private family memorial. Many thanks for all the love and care Betty received from the staff at 2 North, Evergreen House. Flowers gratefully declined.
MCDONALD - Dorothy J. (Dottie) passed away at home with family March 18, 1998 at the age of 78. Survived by her loving husband Douglas; three children Robert (Mary), Hugh (Janis), Janeta (Gordon); six grandchildren Ryan, Megan, Nicole, Carly, Kimberly and Robert; brother Douglas Moore and sister Rosa (Jack) Johnston. A private family gathering will be held
MITCHELL - Robert Alexander. Born January 30, 1909 in Macoun, Saskatchewan. Died March 15, 1998. Predeceased by sister Anna Edgar and son Emerson. Remembering him with love, his wife of 62 years, Ethel; son Kent (Elizabeth), daughters Alexandra and Allison of Toronto; son Dr. Brooke (Beverley), son Sean and daughter Tamara, grand-cat "Twinkles" of North Vancouver; 3 grandchildren Leslie Peake, Scott and Andrew; 3 great-grandchildren Megin, Brendan, Sophia; 1 sister Helen in Florida and many other friends and relatives. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1932 in Mechanical Engineering. His working career included Imperial Oil, International Harvester and Ontario and Alberta governments. While employed by the Ontario Government he opened offices in Tokyo Japan and Cleveland Ohio, and served as manager of the Los Angeles office. He served his country with distinction overseas in WWII and later in the Reserve Army. He also served as a "dollar a year man" in the Department of Defence Production under C.D. Howe. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 22, 1998 at 1:00 p.m., at Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221
YOUNG - Dr William passed away at home on Tuesday, March 17, 1998 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68 years old. Beloved husband of Wilma and loving father of Hilary and Alexandra, he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Willie practiced Ophthal-mology in the Surrey community for 28 years and was Chief of Surgery at Surrey Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 1998 at St John's Presbyterian Church, 1480 St George Street, White Rock, B.C. at 2:00 p.m. Reverend Trevor Fisher officiating. No flowers please.
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BELL - Peggy Alexandra. Born in North Vancouver on September 10, 1923. Passed away recently in the company of family and friends. Beloved wife of the late Joe Bell. Survived by her son Joe (Carol) and by her daughter Jackie (Dave Richards); grandchildren Mac, Casey, Carling, Dannie and Angela, and by many friends (Margaret, Gwen, and Beverly) and neighbours (Bob and Ellie, and Len and June). A celebration of Peggy's life will be held at a later date.
MacINTOSH - Douglas Arthur. Born October 30, 1932, Nakusp, B.C. Died peacefully March 16, 1998, North Vancouver, B.C.
Great-grandson of a pioneering Okanagan family, Doug received his education in Oliver, B.C. and at U.B.C. in Vancouver. A graduate of civil engineering in 1955, he served as an officer for two and a half years with the Royal Canadian Engineers. His tours of service included Chil-liwack, Victoria and Germany. In civilian life he spent his entire career with the engineering firm of H.A. Simons in Vancouver where he became a vice-president in 1981. A resident of the North Shore for 40 years he leaves his wife Anne; his two daughters Debbie (Grant), Kathy (Dennis); son Barry (Sally); seven granddaughters Sandra, Christine, Katherine, Theresa, Alexa, Sara, Alana, and three sisters Joyce (Garth), Sylvia (Ken), Barbara (Ron).
Doug was a man of great quality. He lived a life of kindness, honor and love for his family and friends; respect for is co-workers.
Memorial service to be held at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges, North Vancouver at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 1998. Reception to follow. Gratefully received, in lieu of flowers, donations to the North Shore Stroke Recovery Club - 105 W. 12th St. North Vancouver. V7M 1N2.
Ilove thee with the breath,
smiles, tears, of all my life! - E.B. Browning
MORTLOCK - Robert Ambrose (Bob). Born March 15 1930. Passed away March 19 1998. He will be remembered with love by his wife Anne, children Murray (Valerie), Leslie, Gale (John) and grandsons Aleks, Ben, Gregory, Peter, Jason and Christopher. He will also be missed and fondly remembered by his sister Muriel and many friends. A memorial celebration will be held in his honour on Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley Full Gospel Assembly at the corner of 29th Street and Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital.