MUNRO - Emily (nee Coxon). Emily passed away on March 5, 1998 in Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, B.C. Emily was born in Winnipeg and had a lifetime career in both Winnipeg and Montreal with Trans Canada Airlines, later to become Air Canada. She retired to live in West Vancouver, B.C. Emily was a co-founder of the Trans Canada Airlines Alumni Association for retirees. She leaves behind friends and family on the West Coast, the USA and throughout Canada. Emily enriched us all with her kindness, sense of humour, laughter and her generosity, she will be greatly missed. During her illness Emily was cared for in the Palliative Care Ward of Lions Gate Hospital and we thank the staff and volunteers for their wonderful care. In recognition of that care and as a tribute to Emily's memory a donation may be made to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation at:
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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.
ROMSES - Patricia Harriet of West Vancouver. Passed away peacefully on March 17, 1998 after a courageous fight against cancer. Born July 29, 1933, Nelson, B.C. Predeceased by her first husband Donald Gourley in 1959. Deeply loved by so many friends, neighbours and colleagues, she will be remembered as a woman who devoted her life completely and lovingly to her family. She lives on in the hearts of her husband Roger; daughters Katherine and Lisa; sons Gordon (Calla) and Scott (Lise); grandchildren Sandra, Cameron, Nicole, Charlotte, Hannah, Emma; father Bill Ling Senior and brothers Bill, Jack (Robbi), Jim (Chris) and Randy. Memorial service will be held at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver on Saturday, March 28, 1998, 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Terry Larkin officiating. Reception to follow at the Parish. In lieu of flowers donations to B.C. Cancer Society appreciated.
ABRAM - ARTHUR ERNEST
August 24, 1911 - March 3, 1998
Arthur was born at Rapid City, Manitoba and moved west to Lynn Valley (North Vancouver) in 1920. He attended school and later found employment with Vancouver Milling and Grain Company and B.C. Telephone Company. In 1937 Art left Lynn Valley and took up land at Dempsey Lake. Arthur and Marjorie (Dench) were married in 1938. They built and operated Hillpoint Resort until the Lodge was destroyed by fire in October 1958. From 1960 to 1973 Art worked for the B.C. Government as Director of Tourist Accommodation in Victoria and as Tourist Trade Representative in San Fransisco. On retirement Art and Marj moved back to Dempsey Lake. A move was later made to Kamloops where Marj predeceased her husband. In 1996 Art moved to Senior's Haven, Barriere, B.C., where he passed away peacefully at home. Art is survived by son Arnold (Carol) at Dempsey Lake and several nieces and nephews. There will be no service by Art's request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 100 Mile & District hospital in Art's memory
DUNCAN - Douglas Wallace. Died peacefully, surrounded by the love of family and friends, at Evergreen House on March 9, 1998 in his 92nd year. He was predeceased by his loving wife Sybil, of 66 years, in 1995 and his beloved grand-daughter Susan in 1988. Doug is survived by his three sons Douglas (Loverne), Jim (Michelle) and Richard (Caroline); six grandchildren Peter (Paula), Michael, Gillian (Nicolas), Kyle (Nundani), David (Chris) and two great-grandchildren Tyler and Tanner. A memorial tribute to this remarkable man will be held on Thursday, March 12, 1998 on the first floor of Evergreen House, North Vancouver at 2:30 p.m. to enable his many friends and extended family from Evergreen House to also attend. The Reverend Al Pope will officiate. If anyone wishes, donations will be gratefully accepted, in Doug's memory, by Evergreen House, 1 North, "Garden Enhancement Fund" 231 E. 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L7
DUNHAM - Russell Errette. In loving memory of our dad, son and brother who passed away peacefully on February 27, 1998. Predeceased by his infant daughter Storm in 1968. Lovingly remembered by his three children Alix (Omar), Sarah (Paul) and Matt; their mother Lynne; granddaughter Asha; his parents Tom and Jeri Konkin; his sisters Jody (Chris), Tanny (George); his brother Dann (Carey); nieces and nephews, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family held a private memorial service for Russ on February 29
You will always be remembered with love, till we meet again.
GLEAVE - Richard. Passed on Tuesday, March 3, 1998 after a brief illness. Predeceased in 1995 by his loving wife Maud. Dick will always be remembered with love by his sister Iva Hall and family; his brother Ted Gleave (Kay) and family; the Massey family; relatives in England; friends and former neighbours on Palmerstom Avenue. Dick was born in Butley, Cheshire, England and came to Canada when he was five years old. He grew up in Kamloops and became a bricklayer and stonemason who took great pride in his work. He worked on buildings such as the Marine Building, the Banff Springs Hotel, and St Paul's Hospital, as well as buildings in England and in South Africa, where he lived for several years. He was also very proud of the home he built in West Vancouver. Dick had a wonderful sense of humour, which he kept until his final days. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Kiwanis Lodge in West Vancouver for their gentle kindness to Dick in his last home. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 13, at 11:00 a.m. at West Vancouver United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. would be appreciated.
GUERRERO - On March 2, 1998, Lawrence "Larry" Roy Guerrero of Vancouver, B.C., age 44. Predeceased by grandparents Jimmy Peters and Emily Billy and Caroline Guerrero; and parent Leonard Campbell. Survived and will be sadly missed by grandfather Frank Guerrero; mother Bernice Guerrero; brothers Gary Pascal (Vera), Wayne Jim (Harriet), Kenny Guerrero, Leonard Guerrero and Darcy Guerrero; sisters Wendy Harry (Gene) and Toni Pascal; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Monday, March, 9, 1998 at St Paul's Indian Catholic Church, 424 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, B.C. Followed by funeral service on Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at St Paul's Indian Catholic Church. Father Laplante Celebrant. Cremation. Hinds Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
HUMPHRIES - Joan Eileen, aged 74. Died March 7, 1998 after a brief but sudden illness. A longtime resident of North Vancouver, she leaves behind her husband of 50 years, their daughter Jill Smith, son Mark Dian, and five grandchildren. Pre-deceased by son Paul and family in 1989. Joan was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi, Chapter PL554 1264 and past volunteer of No 5 Neighbourhood House, Lions Gate Hospital and head of volunteer services at Fellburn Extended Care Hospital for over 10 years. She will also be missed by her many friends. The family wishes to thank those friends for their care and concern, and the doctors and nurses on 7 West. A Celebration of Remembrance will be held on March 14, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted by Fellburn Fellowship Society.
RUTHERFORD - Gerry Watson. Passed away peacefully, and in dignity, at the Evergreen Nursing Home at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver on March 5, 1998. Gerry would be 87 years old this October. He has been a longterm resident of North Vancouver and was prede-ceased by his loving wife Irene in 1995. He is survived by his son David (Betty) and three grandchildren Leanne, Tammy (Deryk Zimmer), John and a great-grandchild Aiden Zimmer; sisters Iris (Jack), Marion, June (Gordon) and brother Allen (Wanda); many nieces and nephews including Diana Leaney of Vancouver. Gerry will be fondly remembered and loved.
STUART - Lydia "Hilda". Passed away peacefully at Evergreen House, March 5, 1998 in her 91st year. Survived by her loving husband James; sons Bill (Edna), James (Rosemary); daughter Betty Willans. She leaves 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 1998 in the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Evergreen House
YEOMANS - Mabel. Died March 8, 1998 at Inglewood Lodge with her family at her side. She was 94 years of age and formerly from Chile and Victoria. Will be greatly missed by her children Joy Carlson (Neil), John Yeomans (Judy), Mary Blondal (Barney) and Elisabeth Piccini. She leaves her grandchildren David, Chris, Karin, Eve, Steven, Greg, Michael, Katy, Danny, Kristi, Jennifer, Angela, and Michael Fraser. There are seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in May at West Vancouver United Church.
EVENSON - Eivind K. A loving husband and father passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital, March 10, 1998 in his 81st year. Survived by his loving wife Norma; son David (Carolyn); grandchildren Steven, Geoffrey and Heather; brothers Gunnar, Knut, Ivar and families in Norway. A private family service will be held.
McADAM - Eunice (nee Chapman) of North Vancouver. Passed away peacefully on March 9, 1998 in her 80th year. Predeceased by her husband Bill; survived by her loving family, daughters Willene (Ray) MacDonald and Janice (Bob) Mellor. Cremation. No service by request. Special thanks to the staff at Cedarview Lodge.
WEINHAUPL - George. Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on March 10, 1998. He is survived by his loving wife Jackie; children Elizabeth, Mark and Chris; five sisters; one brother; Jackie's mother and sister, as well as numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He is also remembered by many special friends. Funeral service will be held at St Christopher's Anglican Church, 1068 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver on Saturday, March 14, 1998 at 1:30 p.m. Rev Desmond Kimmitt officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to B.C. Cancer Research Centre, 601 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1C3 or West Vancouver Bowling, 650 - 20th St, West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 3Y4.
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HARPER - Virginia Jones. Passed away peacefully March 10, 1998 at Lions Gate Hospital. Jinny is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband Mirv; daughter Judy Grace (Bob); her brother Lee (Anne); 3 step children; and 13 grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 1998 at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4J4.
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DOBEK - Rachel Susan, born November 3, 1967. Youngest daughter of Mr. Joe Dobek of Blairmore, Alberta. Moved to Vancouver in 1991 and worked as a Recreational Therapist with B.C. Rehab, following completion of her course at Douglas College. She volunteered her time to coach Little League baseball, skiing and many other organizations including the Rape Crisis Centre.
She died March 1, 1998 in an accident while driving home to Vancouver from the Interior of B.C. She is survived and missed by her dear little son Liam, of 14 months, who survived the accident. She is survived by her family and relatives including her father Mr. Joe Dobek; her brother Barry; and her three sisters Bonnie-Jean, Michelle and Denise; and many, many friends including Gregory Finnegan and the Finnegan Family.
We will sorely miss her smile and courage and her inspiration to succeed.
"I change, not by trying to be something other than I am, I change by becoming fully aware of how I am"
No flowers, donations to Liam's education fund would be appreciated.
HARDY - Randy. Passed away suddenly February 26, 1998. Aged 34 years. He is sadly missed by his parents Ralph Hardy of North Vancouver and Joan Russell of Brackendale, his two children Leslie and Kevin Natrall, sisters Donna and Debbie, as well as other relatives and friends. A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
JOHNSON - Randy Hugh. Born in Prince George, November 17, 1954. Died suddenly in Kelowna on February 27, 1998. Randy died doing what he loved to do and has now joined his father who died in October 1997. He is survived by his loving mother Joan; wife Dianne and three children Jesse, Brittany and Nicole; four brothers and two sisters and also Moe and many friends. Funeral Service, Thursday, March 5, 1998 in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. Arrangements through First Memorial Funeral Services. 762-2299
KENNEDY - Kenneth Robert. Passed away on March 2, 1998 after a valiant fight with cancer.
Ken will be forever missed, and fondly remembered, by his 3 child-ren Nancy (Tamara), Bruce (Cathy), Shelley (Mitch) and his grandchildren Tyler and Nicole Hill, Taylor Kennedy and Shawn, Nicholas and Carson Drake. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 1998, in the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Service, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, #13 - 4829 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 2C8 would be greatly appreciated.
McPHEE - Janet Erleen (nee McKenzie). Born August 30, 1906 in Brandon, Manitoba. Passed away peacefully March 2, 1998; pre-deceased by her devoted husband Jim (Mac) McPhee in 1978. Survived by, and sadly missing this generous person, are sister-in-law Elsie Shultz and niece and family Joanne and Ron Koskie of Winnipeg. Special friends Brian and Loraine Murdoch, Jean and Fred Reeve of North Vancouver; Margaret Evans of Winnipeg, Jean and Wilna McKenzie of Victoria. Janet was an active member of "The Daughter of the Nile". Honorary member of "The Village Squares". Retired CIBC employee. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
MUTSAERTS - Edith. Passed away peacefully on February 26, 1998. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Ingrid, her husband Michael, their son Matthew; son Michael, his wife Pamela, their children Paul, Amanda and Rachael; as well as sister Ilse Senoner, and best friend Jackie Warke. Funeral services were held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Society. Hollyburn Funeral Home, 922-1221
RICH - Svea "Billie" (nee Nelson). Passed away February 27, 1998 at R.C.H. aged 67. Survived by son Richard; grandsons Christopher and Jacen; brother Ture (Louisa) Nelson; niece Joanne; nephew Bob; family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 1998 in the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver
ROBERTS - Preston Lewis (Mining Engineer). Died peacefully on February 27, 1998 at Lions Gate Hospital, at the age of 58 years. Lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Carole, family and friends. Funeral service will be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver on Wednesday, March 4, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
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BUCKLEY - George (Bud). Passed away peacefully in Lions Gate Hospital, March 2, 1998, at 81 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Katherine in 1985 and by his brother Joe. Survived by a loving family; nieces Mary Christian, Tobia Buckley, Veronica Olivia, Elizabeth Stewart; nephews Michael, Alexander Gerula; sisters-in-law Lynn Buckley and Rosemary McLaren. Bud was a long term employee with North Vancouver School Board in the Carpentry Department. An active NDP worker and long standing union member of Cupe 389. Bud will always be remembered by his family, extended family, friends, and neighbours, for his quick wit, helping hands, and generosity. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 9, 1998 at 12:00 noon in the Boal Chapel, First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.
Bud's extended family send their deepest appreciation to North Shore Home Support, Dr E. Brisko and the staff at Lions Gate Hospital, 4 East. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the B.C. Lung Association or Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
LILLY - Edward Blake. Born March 10, 1928. Passed away March 2, 1998, age 69. Survived by sons Leslie, Blake, Chris; daughters Donna, Irene, Christine, Barbara; and five grandchildren. Funeral service to be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on Tuesday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m.
EMMETT - Laura 1901 - 1998
Following a brief illness and with her family at her side, she passed away peacefully on March 3, 1998. She will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law Mildred Emmett, her nephew Dennis Emmett, his wife Margaret and their children Kate and Christopher; as well as many cousins, friends and longtime neighbours in the Edgemont Village area of North Vancouver.
Laura was born in Plymouth, England, a younger sister to James who died in early childhood. She emigrated to Winnipeg in 1912 with her parents and younger sister Elsa, who died in 1922, and moved to Vancouver in 1925 with her mother and younger brother Bert, who died in 1945. She worked at the Vancouver office of Cassidy's for more than thirty years and following retirement, worked for a short time for Slinger Realty, Park Royal. In 1952 she moved from Kerrisdale to North Vancouver where she was an active member of the congregation of St. Catherine's Anglican Church.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the gentle care provided during the past months by her dedicated caregiver Irene Walls, the nursing staff of Royal Columbian Hospital and Dr. K. Miki.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, 1998 at St. Catherine's Anglican Church, Capilano. Flowers gratefully declined
WATSON - Gladys. Born in Blae-navon, Wales on April 25, 1906. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 1998. Beloved wife of the late Harry "Jock" Watson. Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter Margaret and son-in-law Frank Godenzie; grandchildren Andrew, Lisa, Ian and Laura. No service by request. The family wishes to express their gratitude to our dear friend Muriel for always being there when we needed her. Sincere thanks to the Nursing Staff at Kiwanis Lynn Manor for their T.L.C. and support.
DYKE - C. David L. (Major). Passed away February 21, 1998, in his 78th year, surrounded by his family. Gra-duate of Royal Military College, Class of '37, veteran of campaigns in Sicily, Italy, Belgium and Holland, co-founder of Dyke and Howard, Char-tered Accountants. He filled his later years with a multitude of community and charitable work including the Reform Party, the Cy and Emerald Keyes Charitable Foundation, the Ex-Cadets of RMC and the final affairs of many of his former clients and their families. Survived by his wife Elsie; sons Norman (Heather), Eric (Ruth), Alan; grandchildren Christopher, Jessica, Mercedes and Aysha; and brothers Ian, Sidney and Christopher. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 1998 at St. Mary's Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Palliative Care Unit would be welcome.
"He fought the good fight.
He finished the race.
He kept the faith."
EDWARDS - Denise Lynn. Born in Vancouver on March 30, 1973. Died suddenly on February 21, 1998 in North Vancouver. Loving mother to two year old Ciera-Cassidy Noel, beloved daughter of Carolyn and Ron, and sister of Stephen Edwards, all of North Vancouver, and granddaughter of Roy and Evelyn Edwards of Chilliwack. Predeceased by her grandparents Richard and Freda DesBrisay. Also survived by her birth mother Audrey, birth father John (Eileen), half brother and seven half sisters. She will be sorely missed by her many friends and relatives and always remembered for her thoughtfulness, compassion, artistic talents, sense of humour and joy of life. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, in St. Martins Anglican Church, 195 East Windsor Rd, North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA.
GAMACHE - John (Jack). Born December 12, 1928. Passed away February 22, 1998. Finally at rest. Leaves to mourn his sister Jeanette (Ed), niece Nancy (Mike), nephew John (Maxine), nephew Ross, great-niece Kathleen, great-nephew Richard, as well as many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, February 26, 1998 in the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
"Gone but not forgotten"
JOHNSTON - Margaret (Peggy). Passed away peacefully February 21, 1998 in North Vancouver. Born in Edmonds, B.C. January 26, 1914. Resided in North Vancouver for over 70 years. Predeceased by husband George in 1988. Survived by her loving family, son Barrie (Brenda) and grandchildren Barbara and Blair. She was an active volunteer in North Shore organizations and was Past President of Canadian Red Cross Corps, Victorian Order of Nurses and Lions Gate Hospital Auxiliary. Memorial service Friday, February 27, 1998 at 2:00 p.m., Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. Douglas Grant and all the staff at Cedarview Lodge for their kind, compassionate and exemplary care of Peggy at all times. No flowers by request. If so desired a donation to the charity of your choice may be made.
PURDY - Hazel Gertrude, age 96. Passed away peacefully at Inglewood Care Centre, West Vancouver on Saturday, February 21, 1998. Predeceased by husband Ted and granddaughter Erin. Survived by son Peter, daughter-in-law Trudy, grandson Kevin, sister Edna Grigg (Norval), Seattle, brother Fred Turner (Sue) Edmonds, Washington and their families. The family wishes to thank the staff of Inglewood Care Centre for their care and kindness over the many years. No service by request.
TAYLOR - Mary (May) of West Vancouver on February 23, 1998. Born April 29, 1916. Predeceased by her beloved husband Ted and great-grandchild Amanda. Survived by her loving family; sons Dennis (Mary), Bill (Marcelle); grandchildren Marnie (Harvey), Tracey, Jennifer and Sean and great-grandchildren Justin and Craig. Brother David Rooney (Fern); nephews Bob (Audrey) and Doug (Doreen). May emigrated from Ireland at age 4 and has been a long time resident of the Lower Mainland, most recently Deep Cove and West Vancouver. She worked for many years at Eaton's and was proud to be one of their first women managers. She will always be remembered for her immense love of children, life and her beloved ocean. Special thanks to Doctors Hahn and Michael Boldt and the staff at Lions Gate Hospital. Memorial service will be held Thursday, February 26, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children's Hospital would be appreciated.
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