McINNES - Colin Patrick Sands, died suddenly in a car accident on Saturday, September 6, 1997 at the age of 16. He will be forever loved and missed by his parents Susan and David; his brothers Neil and Ian; his grandparents Bob and Kay Lane of Victoria; his grandfather Dermott and step-grandmother Mae McInnes of North Vancouver; and many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his grandmother Betty. Visitations will be offered at First Memorial Funeral Services at 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on September 11, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., September 12, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and September 13 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Shore Search and Rescue.
NYE - Florence Mary (Mollie)
Born in North Vancouver in 1913, passed away at home in Lynn Valley September 10, 1997. She is survived her sister Joyce, her nephew John, niece Linette, and grandnieces Julianna, Erin and Christina.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Avenue, North Vancouver. Reception to follow in the church annex. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Breast Cancer Foundation are requested by the family.
GIBBONS - Marguerite Yvonne du Gardein Matson Gibbons died peacefully in Palliative Care at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver just after midnight on September 11, 1997. She is survived by her mother Yvonne du Gardein, her sister Denise McColl, her two daughters Yolande du Gardein Matson and Michelle Lockwood Moore, her two sons Rob and Phillip Matson, and by her husband Maurice Gibbons. Margot was predeceased by her father Arthur and brother Artie. The father of her children was the late Philip Matson. Marguerite was a professional artist, an elementary school teacher, an active environmentalist, a devoted mother, a wonderful partner and a cherished friend to many people wherever she went. She adored her grandchildren. A celebration of Margot's life will be held at the North Shore Unitarian Church in West Vancouver on Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. Instead of flowers, please send a donation to Marguerite's Promising Young Artist Fund, Attention John Keech, Wood Gundy, 1110-1175 Douglas Street, Victoria.
THOMPSON - Thomas W.P. passed away September 10, 1997, in his 93rd year. Leaves Joy, his much loved wife of 68 years. Children Tom (Barbara), Neill (Miriam), David (Penny) and Rosemary (Doug). Cherished Grandad to Kim (Paul), Tom (Liz), Scott (Allison), Lindsey (Allan), Jan (Bernie), Lori (Terry), Steven (Vicky), Tracey (Kelly), Drew and Joelie (Aaron). Great-Grandad to Tamara, Tyler, Andrew, Tristan, Caitlan, Jessica, Madison, Kyle and Chris. Brother to Queenie, Rosalind and Jeff. Many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Donald, Reggie and sister Josie. Service to be held Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 12:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. Reception to follow at the Deep Cove Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, 7th Floor, East Wing, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L7 would be appreciated.
"Tom you gave us all so many
Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221
CRONK - Margaret Lillian (Swain) age 82, passed away suddenly in Lions Gate Hospital, September 6, 1997. Margaret was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived on the prairies for many years prior to moving to West Vancouver 21 years ago. She is survived by her husband, of 62 years, Norris; her daughter Delma and son-in-law Dick Alexander; her grandchildren Karen (Paul) Reano, Gordon (Shirley) Quo Vadis, David (Heather) Alexander, Frank (Kathleen) Quo Vadis, Gary Quo Vadis and Terry (Larry) Kitching and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her other daughter Faye. Margaret's love, compassion and joy of life will be remembered by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. A celebration of her life will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1335 - 3rd Avenue, West Vancouver at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
DALLISSE - Rosalynne. Passed away on Thursday, September 4, 1997 at Lions Gate Hospital. Her children Kathy O'Neil and Dennis Dallas would like to express their gratitude to Rosalynne's many friends who gave her so much love and support during her illness. A special thanks goes out to the nursing staff at the Palliative Care Unit. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 13, 1997 at the Boal Chapel, First Memorial, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Donations to the Children's Hospital may be made in lieu of flowers.
McCALLUM - Elizabeth (Betty). With all her daughters love in her heart, Betty, age 82, resident of Thunder Bay, Ontario (previously Vancouver) left her family to join her loved ones in eternal peace September 7, 1997. Survived by daughters Leslie McCallum, Jo-Anne (Bob) Speer, Kay (Bill) McCollum (Thunder Bay); grandchildren Linda and Glen Kraushaar (Vancouver), Michael, Tracey, Raymond, Beth, Sheri (Thunder Bay), Debbie (Winnipeg); great-grandchildren Samantha, Skylar, Alesha, Marissa (Thunder Bay); also survived by sisters Katie (Vancouver), Lillian (Winnipeg); sister-in-law Edna McCallum (Thun-der Bay); and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, son Robert and twins Lois and Lillian, sisters Mary and Martha. Cremation. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 12, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Patricks Cathedral, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
You will be sadly missed by all
your family and friends.
Cancer had a determined goal
When taking you away
It robbed us of more time with you
It would not let you stay
But what a fool this cancer was
Believing it had won
We know it was your victory
When God called you back Home
It could not take your spirit
It could not claim your soul
For you are in a blessed place
Where cancer cannot go
Written by Leslie McCallum
McCONNELL - Jack. Born in North Vancouver in 1923, passed away on September 7, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Pat; brother Barry (Marg) and family; mother-in-law Edith Musgrave; brother-in-law Jim (Helen); and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack served during WWII with R.C.N.V.R. and upon his return worked for C.H. Cates and Sons for 48 years. Friends wishing to pay their last respects to Pat and the family may do so on Saturday, September 13 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Eagles, 170 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
MEREIGH - Christopher E, born in Grenada, West Indies, June 11, 1925. Passed away September 7, 1997 at Lions Gate Hospital. Survived by his loving wife, of 39 years, Sandra; his four children Christy, Urmilla, Winston and Margaret; and his two brothers Daniel and Lazerus. Christopher has been a resident of the North Shore for 25 years where he last taught at Balmoral and Hamilton Secondary Schools. A funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday September 11, 1997 at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.
BAKER - Joyce Audrey (nee Scott) passed away on August 31, 1997 at Lions Gate Hospital, aged 96. Predeceased by her brothers Beverley and Leslie and her sisters Wendy and Una. Joyce is survived by her step-son Roy Baker (Joyce) and step-daughter Joyce Gawel; half sisters Monica Landry (Roy), Pamela Robbins (Geoff), Thelma Moebes (Fred), Idina Williams and a half brother Gerald Scott; sister-in-law Bet Scott; brother-in-law Tom Melville; many nieces and nephews and good friends. A service to celebrate Joyce's life will be held at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 220 West 8th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. on Friday, September 5, 1997 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev Ed Schmitt officiating. As Joyce was so fond of animals, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. 299 Mansfield Place, North Vancouver, B.C., V7J 1E4
JOHNSON - James Edward, formerly of Kimberley, B.C. passed away peacefully in his 70th year on August 24, 1997 at St Paul's Hospital. Left to mourn are his wife Ines; sons Gary (Ingrid) and Ross; grandchildren Sarah and Adam; sisters Milly (Vic) Corriveau, Lillian Corriveau, Anne Walker all of Kimberley and Edna (Vic) Skalk of Nakusp; cousins and many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his brother Art. Ed attended U.B.C. and received his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1950 and later his M.B.A. from Simon Fraser. He was employed by West Coast Transmission Gas Pipe-line and retired in 1988 after 31 years. He enjoyed his retirement with his friends curling at the North Shore Winter Club and golfing at the Pitt Meadows Golf Club. We would like to express our deep appreciation to Dr. Linda Vickars and the doctors and nurses of St Paul's. Cremation. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favourite charity.
LOVE - Beatrice Myrelle, 1906-1997, passed away August 31, 1997. Beatrice was born in Winnipeg and worked for T. Eaton Company for 25 years then moved to Vancouver in 1991 with her husband John. She was predeceased by her husband John Love, brother Howard Scarff and grandson Bill Teeple. Beatrice is survived by her daughter Norma Teeple, her sons Barry and Doug Loudon, brother Bill Scarff, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson Nathan Plumbe. We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all of the nurses, aides, and Walter Solovey at Lynn Valley Lodge. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 4, 1997 at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations to the C.N.I.B. would be apreciated.
OVESEN - Mervyn Harry, born April 8, 1932 in Bella Coola, B.C. passed on unexpectedly August 28, 1997. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ingrid; brother Arnold; his children and their families, Sabrina, Paul (wife Wendy, children Garrett, Shane, Cody and Dillan); Cherie (partner Trevor, children Mercedes and Damien); Michelle-Lekha (husband Bruce, children Serena and Kean); stepson Tor (wife Heidi); and step-daughter Erian (husband Kevin, children Gabriel and Hannah). Merv had retired after working for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for 32 years, but was still active with Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak, assisting the wharfinger and being an assistant caretaker in Myrtle Park. He had many lifelong friends from his association with the Vancouver Boys and Girls Club, Camp Potlatch, Camp Capilano, Canadian Paraplegic Association, Gordie Howe Foundation, United Civic Savings, B.C. Blind Sports, Canadian Blind Sports, Deep Cove Gardening Club, International Sports Organization for the Disabled, B.C. Seniors Games and the Film Industry. He was also the creator and first participant of the New Years Day Penguin Plunge at Deep Cove. His outstanding community service, energy, spirit and warmth will be greatly missed by everyone he has touched. A public viewing will be held at First Memorial, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, Thursday, September 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and a Memorial Service will be held later at Deep Cove Park at 3:00 p.m. with a party to follow (as requested by Merv) at the Deep Cove Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either North Shore Credit Union or United Civic Savings for a memorial drinking foundation to be built in Myrtle Park, North Vancouver.
SMITH - Mary Elizabeth (nee Woodhouse), age 91. Passed away on August 30, 1997 in West Vancouver at the Kiwanis residence. She is survived by her daughter Maureen and son-in-law Hank Giefing, grandsons Brian, Sean, D.J. and his wife Michele. Also Darren and Ryan Smith of Toronto, as well as great-grandchildren Luke and Arden Giefing. She is also survived by nephew Kenneth Woodhouse, wife Elizabeth and family of Vancouver, as well as her brother Tom Woodhouse and sister Nancy Ryan and many nieces and nephews in Ireland. She is predeceased by her husband James and son John. Maisie's love and joy of life will be remembered by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed by her family. Prayer service will be held Tuesday, Sept-ember 2, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 599 Keith Rd, West Vancouver. Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following day, Wednesday, September 3, 1997 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Vincent Hawkswell celebrant. In lieu of flowers donations, if friends so desire, may be made to the North Shore Pro Life Society. HOLLYBURN FUNERAL HOME. Phone 922-1221
BIRMINGHAM - William Henry. Born Toronto, August 21, 1911. Passed away peacefully on August 30, 1997. Lived most of his life in Vancouver. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family; wife Joan; children Nancy, Brian (Pat), Laird (Kathy) and Linda (Joseph); grandchildren Tracy (Sean), Kristina (Earl), Robin, Jason, Jamie, Debbie, Jennifer, Robert, Matthew, Michael, Victoria, and sisters Verna and Virginia. Predeceased by granddaughter Sarah.
Education included: BA UBC (1933); and B Arch, U of T (1938). Involvements include: Players Club UBC, Delta Upsilon counsellor, RCAF navigator and navigation instructor (1940-45), AIRC Examining Board, RAIC Committee for the Preservation of Historic Bldgs, Skeena Totem Pole Restoration Committee, First Chinatown/Gastown Planning Committee; UBC's Senate, Alumni Committee, Board of Management and Convocation Senator; Brock House Executive Committee, Vancouver Central Lions Club, Board of Trade, Canadian Club, University Club and Vancouver Club. Bill was the longest practising architect in Canada (6 decades).
Thanks to Dr. Raudzus & St. Paul's Hospital Palliative Care Unit. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated. Memorial service will take place at St. Stephen's Church, 885-22nd St, West Vancouver on Monday, September 8, 1997 at 3:00 p.m.
FOWLE - Constance (Connie) reached peace at last on August 11, 1997 in West Vancouver at 80 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Ted on December 10, 1995. We will miss her wit, determination and sensitivity. No service by request.
"Rest well luv"
OVESEN - Mervyn Harry, born April 8, 1932 in Bella Coola, B.C. passed on unexpectedly August 28, 1997. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Ingrid; brother Arnold; his children and their families, Sabrina, Paul (wife Wendy, children Garrett, Shane, Cody and Dillan); Cherie (partner Trevor, children Mercedes and Damien); Michelle-Lekha (husband Bruce, children Serena and Kean); stepson Tor (wife Heidi); and step-daughter Erian (husband Kevin, children Gabriel and Hannah). Merv had retired after working for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation for 32 years, but was still active with Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak, assisting the wharfinger and being an assistant caretaker in Myrtle Park. He had many lifelong friends from his association with the Vancouver Boys and Girls Club, Camp Potlatch, Camp Capilano, Canadian Paraplegic Association, Gordie Howe Foundation, United Civic Savings, B.C. Blind Sports, Canadian Blind Sports, Deep Cove Gardening Club, International Sports Organization for the Disabled, B.C. Seniors Games and the Film Industry. He was also the creator and first participant of the New Years Day Penguin Plunge at Deep Cove. His outstanding community service, energy, spirit and warmth will be greatly missed by everyone he has touched. A public viewing will be held at First Memorial, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, Thursday, September 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and a Memorial Service will be held later at Deep Cove Park at 3:00 p.m. with a party to follow (as requested by Merv) at the Deep Cove Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either North Shore Credit Union or United Civic Savings for a memorial drinking fountain to be built in Myrtle Park, North Vancouver.
ROGERS - On August 30, 1997, Saretta Rogers of Squamish, aged 77 years. She is survived by her loving family; daughters, Saretta Rogers Jr, Paula Rogers; son Peter Rogers; daughter Doreen West; grandchildren Leah Williamson, Leslie Williamson, Robyn Rogers, Crystal Rogers, Rachel Rogers; great-grandchildren Jordon Austin, Dillon Austin and her many other relatives and friends. Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, September 4 at North Lonsdale United Church. If so desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Squamish Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
BERGSTROM - Wendy. Passed away peacefully September 4, 1997 with her loving family, her husband of 51 years Gene; her only son Craig; daughter-in-law Danielle; grandsons Nicholas and Carl-Phillip around her. Wendy was born in Bournemouth, England, grew up in India and during WWII fought in the Fire Brigade in London. She emigrated to Vancouver with her new Canadian husband Gene and subsequently lived in Penticton, Nelson, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, working for many years as a social worker in the Children's Aide. Shortly after retirement in 1983, she traumatically had her leg amputated, but she heroically fought back and for years was a fixture on Denman and Beach Avenues riding her special bicycle on her errands. Young at heart to the end, she will forever remain an inspiration for her spunk and passion for life. Reception for family and friends at son's home following Chapel Commemorative Gathering, Saturday, September 13, at 2:00 p.m.
First Memorial Funeral Home, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. 980-3451
HOLMBERG - It is with deepest regret that we announce the death of Stanley John Holmberg on September 3, 1997 at the age of 77. Stan was born in Vancouver, July 20, 1920 and lived his entire life on the lower Mainland. He served in the Merchant Navy during WWII and was a longtime employee of Chevron Canada Limited. He is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 50 years; their daughter Robyn; his brother Capt Walter Holmberg; niece Joyce Beaubien; nephew Len Holmberg, and other relatives. Our special thanks to Dr. George Chalmers for his care over the past years. Cremation. No service at his request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of your choice.
JOHNSTON - Margaret Shanks, lifetime resident of North Vancouver, passed away September 1, 1997 in her 85th year. Survived by sister-in-law Jean Johnston; niece Lana; two great-nieces and two great-nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 9, 1997 at St Andrews United Church, 1044 St Georges Avenue, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.
MARETT - Margaret R, passed away quietly September 3, 1997 in White Rock. Predeceased by her loving husband Ernest. Survived by her son John, two grandsons Sean (Judi) and Layne. No service or flowers by request.
THORKELSON - Oswald passed away in Boundary Hospital, Grand Forks, B.C. August 20, 1997. He was born in Edberg, Alberta, March 23, 1922. He spent many years working for the Radio Communications Firm of Spilsbury and Tindall. For them he designed and developed the SBX11, a portable single side band short wave transistor radio, much used in remote locations for long distance transmissions. He also held a patent on "The Stinger" antenna, the first antenna compact enough to be used on smaller aircraft. In the 1970's he joined the technical team at TRIUMF, Canada's Particle Accelerator Project at UBC and was on duty when the first beam was produced. Prior to retirement, he worked for the West Vancouver School Board as an Electronics Technician.
He was predeceased by his parents and 7 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara of Grand Forks; daughter Joy (Ken) Lippett and grandsons Cai and Wynn of Prince Rupert; son Derek (Sherry) and granddaughter Julie of Pitt Meadows and 1 sister Grace (Lewis) Perry and family of Selkirk, Manitoba. He is also survived by 3 step-sons Brent (Lori) Jenvey and granddaughter Christine, Scott (Sharon) Jenvey and grandchildren Danielle and Nicholas, all of North Vancouver and Russell Jenvey and Maryel Helmers of Ladner. No service by request. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #320-1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1R3.
WEST - Dorothy Ariel, late of Lions Bay, B.C., formerly from Ottawa. Died peacefully at home on August 8, 1997 after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Bearman West in 1944. Survived by her daughter Heather and son-in-law Dr. Clement Williams; two grandchildren Lesley (Michael Bentley) and Michael Williams; and four great-grandchildren Spencer, Nathaniel and Caleb Bentley and Jennifer Willaims. No service by request.