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BRITISH COLUMBIA - North Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 29

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PAYNE - Thomas L. (Severe) November 14, 1945 to August 22, 1997. Left behind to remember Tom with love are his loving partner Joanne Kennedy and her daughters Kelly and Erin; his son Connor and his mother Barbara; Tom's parents Pat and Tom; sister Susan (Stephen Miller); brother John (Gale); niece and nephews, Josh and Tanis and Spencer; also left to remember him are many friends and relatives both in the Lower Mainland and in the U.K. Tom was a lifetime resident of West Vancouver and a 27 year member of the West Vancouver Fire Department. He was also a long-time member of West Vancouver Legion, Branch 60. A service to celebrate Tom's life will be held on Thursday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. at St David's United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burn Unit of V.G.H.
Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

FRAKES - John William. Passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital at the age of 65 on August 21, 1997 after a brave 4 year battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by his wife Anthea; sons Tony and David; daughters-in-law Jasna and Laurie; three grandchildren Natasha, Alexander and Krista; as well as his brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Jacqui, and many dear friends. John was born and raised in England. Upon completing an engineering degree at Loughborough College, he went to serve for 2 years in the British Army. Upon emigrating to Canada in 1967, John began his very successful career in the steel fabricating industry. John loved his work, especially the people with whom he worked. He continued as an active consultant in the industry in his last weeks. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 29 at 3:00 p.m. at Highlands United Church in Edgemont Village. Family and friends are warmly welcome, following the service, to a reception at 4745 Pheasant Place, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chemotherapy Unit at Lions Gate Hospital in John's memory would be appreciated (984-5785)

PEDERSEN - Edith (Pat). Passed away August 21, 1997 at the age of 85. Survived by nieces and nephews Mike and Carol Bishop, Jim and Carol Thom; great-nephews Robyn, Ryan, Kristien and Travis, and a multitude of close friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 1997 at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A.

SULL - Surain Singh (1928-1997)
Passed away unexpectedly on August 21, 1997, at Lions Gate Hospital, at the age of 69. Surain was a long-time resident of North Vancouver, arriving from India (Village Palahi, Punjab) at the age of 22 to join his father Jarnail Singh Sull and brother Tara. He worked in the forest and trucking industry for 42 years while nurturing a hobby in real estate. He was a prominent member and valuable contributor to many community services and concerns.
Surain's legacy is carried on in and thru his loving wife Parkash; son Mohinder (Baljit); daughters Surinder (Virinder), Sarjeet (John) and Jagjeet (Tejpaul); brother Tara; six grandchildren (Preet, Seetle, Jason, Shane, Rajan and Rajiv); and many close relatives and friends, all of whom are grateful for his eternal memories. He touched in a special way, all whom he knew.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Centre, 5390 Fraser (at 38th Avenue), Vancouver. Temple service 3:30 p.m., Akali Singh Sikh Temple following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Lions Gate Hospital, Heart Fund.
"This departed soul will be missed by his loving wife and children, but his love and memories will reside forever within each and everyone of us"

VAN DAELE - Ernest. Born March 13, 1924, passed away suddenly August 23, 1997. Survived by his loving wife Betty; daughters Sharon (Curtis), Shawn (Michael); sons Jeffrey and Kelly (Leah); sisters Frances (Don) and Rosetta (Bill); brother George (Vivian). Beloved Poppa to Derek, Michael, Renee, Samantha and Aidan; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ernie was a loving husband and a very devoted family man. He always gave every-thing of himself to anything he did. He never lost sight of what was truly important, his family and friends. Cremation. No service by request. A gathering of friends and loved ones will be held at Gleneagles Golf Club on Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 1:00 pm where he dearly loved to be

DOBRIC - Leslie. Passed away August 27, 1997 after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his loving wife Helen and son Andrew; sisters Margaret and Helen; brother Bill; sister-in-law Margrit (Cliff), and many dear friends. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 13th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L7

MICHAUD - Irene Margaret (nee Havard). Born July 22, 1915. Passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital August 22, 1997. Predeceased by her husband Charles. Survived by daughter Leona (Jim) Olson and sons Tom (Linda) and Tony; 6 grandchildren, Irene, Jim, Sarah, Samantha, Candi and CorryLee and 5 great-grandchildren. No service by request. Sincere thanks to the nursing staff at Lion's Gate Hospital.

NOSEK - Frank Emil of North Vancouver. Passed away peacefully on August 27, 1997 at the age of 77. Born July 3, 1920 in the family farmhouse, near Rosetown, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by wife Dulcie in December 1995. Frank was a caring husband, father and grandfather and is lovingly remembered by his sons Michael (Katherine), Dennis, Murray (Ruth) and his daughter Patricia (George); 11 grandchildren; brothers Joe, (Rose) and Victor, and sisters Bessie (Emil), Rosie and Mary of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; brother-in-law Mike (Marian) and sister-in-law Lillian. Private family service. Cremation. In memory of Frank, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

FOSTER - Harold Clifford. Born January 9, 1915 in a farmhouse, near Unity, Saskatchewan. Passed away at Lions Gate Hospital on August 14, 1997. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, of 58 years, May; children George (Carole), Debby, Frank (Brenda) and Warren (Wendy); grandchildren Teresa, Glen, Sarah and Jenny. A pioneer of the tea and coffee business in Vancouver, he was also an avid lover of the outdoors and natural world and enjoyed being a pianist. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The BC Wildlife Federation.
Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

KRAUPNER - VALERIE
(nee Slack)
February 6 1943 - August 16 1997
She travelled life's journey with courage, finding peace in her family, friends and garden.
Survived by her loving husband and best friend Joe; daughter Heidi (Sean); son Martin; mother Mildred; brother Terry (Sharon); niece Leslie; grandson Kaden Harris (her little angel); special friends, Diane and Julianne and many other relatives and friends.
We all shared so many special moments, each one of us, in our own way will remember her always.
We will celebrate Valerie's life at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23 at North Shore Unitarian Church, 370 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver (Top of Taylor Way, East on Stevens Drive, right on Hadden and left on Mathers) and afterwards in her garden, which she dearly loved, at 5634 Eagle Harbour Road.
Donations in her memory to the Palliative Care Unit at Lion's Gate Hospital or to Breast Cancer Research.
"In Memories Garden we'll meet every day,
I see your face in every flower"
From Mom and family

ROSS - Donald B.D. Passed away at the age of 76 years on August 16, 1997 at the Lions Gate Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Betty in 1986. Survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kristy and John Moss, their daughters, Michelle and Kimberly; son Matthew and his wife Sharon, their children, Jeremy and Elizabeth. Don also leaves his sister-in-law Marjorie Doan of Vancouver; his brother Ted of Ottawa and his sister Kit of Toronto, as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends. No service by request, donations to the Cell Separator Unit at the Vancouver General Hospital would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C.
First Memorial, 980-3451

THOMAS - On August 15, 1997, Leslie Joseph Anthony Thomas of North Vancouver, age 74 years. Predeceased by his parents Felix (Scotty) and Maud Thomas; brothers Harvey, Dennis and Gordon; sisters Clair and Genevieve; daughter Wanda Rosemary. Survived and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Rosemary; five sons, Ed (Lynn), Dave (Carleen), Dan (Joanne), Bill (Deanna) and Gary (Darlene); four daughters, Terri (Jerry), Pat (Winston), Diane (Rod) and Barb (Mike); four brothers, Lorne, Joe, Steve and Spin; two sisters, Lillian and Iris; 22 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, many friends and other relatives. Prayers were offered Tuesday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. at 3092 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver. Followed by Funeral Mass Wednesday, August 20 in St Paul's Catholic Church, 424 West Esplanade, North Vancouver at 10:30 a.m. Interment Burrard Reserve Cemetery. Father Dennis Alexander Celebrant. Hinds Funeral Services in care of arrangements.

ASHCROFT - John, North Vancouver. Born November 25, 1916, Sheffield England. Died August 18, 1997 at Lynn Valley Lodge, North Vancouver. Married Winifred Dyer, December 28, 1940. Two sons David Leslie (Les) and Ronald George (Ron) (Barb); grandchildren David, Steven (Theresa), Lisa (Gerry) and Tracie (Dane) and great-grandchildren; sister Nellie Hunter (Les); brother George Ashcroft (Jean); sister-in-law Marge Dyer, North Vancouver. Predeceased by brothers Jim and Harold Ashcroft. John emigrated to North Vancouver with his parents in 1923. He was employed by Canadian National Rail for 35 years until he retired in 1981. John has been an active member and past president and Golden Ager with the Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1949. He enjoyed all types of sports and spent many years coaching and playing. Memorial Service to be held Friday, August 22, 11:00 a.m. at The Eagles Hall, West 3rd, North Vancouver. Lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

OVERGAARD - Ole Christopher. May 17, 1962 - August 16, 1997. Beloved first son of Patricia Overgaard; brother of Erik and Lisa; brother-in-law Tom; grandson of Irene (Wren) Venters; loyal friend Yogi Bear; his uncle and aunt Brian and Jean; his cousins Patty, Barbara, David, Eric, and to many special friends and relatives abroad and at home. Ole was taken from us suddenly while on his holidays, a short time after his 35th birthday. He was doing what he loved to do - exploring the outdoors. Ole lived in North Vancouver his whole life and he traveled the world, loving adventures in the outdoors. His kind spirit will be sorrowfully missed by us all, but now he rests with his Dad, who passed away last year. Funeral Service will be held at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 1700 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, August 23, 1997 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Kai Glud officiating. Cremation will follow.
Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

PADDON - John Reginald (Rex), age 78 years, passed away August 18, 1997 in North Vancouver, B.C. Rex was a great husband, great father, as well as a wonderful human being. He always gave everything he had to everything he did, yet never lost sight of what was truly important, the love of family and friends. He is lovingly survived by wife Joan, sons Mike and Greg (Lynn, Steven and Nicholas) and daughter Jane, also Kenneth and Catherine Russell, Frank and Carol Wright, Gordon and Peggy Larsen and families. He will be truly missed. No service by request. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the B.C. Cancer Society.

WALKER - Allan Victor passed away peacefully August 8, 1997. He will be dearly missed by his five children Brian, Stuart, Lynn, Terry, Kelly; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister Gladys, and niece Betty-Joan. The celebration of life was held August 11, 1997 in Delta.

ROBINSON - Margaret, of West Vancouver. Passed away peacefully on August 18, 1997 in Lion's Gate Hospital. Survived by cousins Margaret Chambers, Alan Stephenson and Nancy Reavley in Durham County, England. Margaret's 41 year teaching career began in 1929 in Cumberland, B.C. She spent 23 years in the West Vancouver School District, retiring in 1970 as Principal of Cedardale Elementary School. Loved and respected for her contribution to the teaching profession. Her many dear friends and the love of music were sources for an active life throughout her retirement years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 25, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. in St Stephen's Anglican Church, 885-22nd Street, West Vancouver, Archdeacon Dennis Popple officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the charitable organization of choice.

THOMAS - On August 15, 1997, Leslie Joseph Anthony Thomas of North Vancouver, age 74 years. Hinds Funeral Services in care of arrangements.

WHITEHOUSE - Mary Helen (nee Dobbin) BA UBC 1925. Passed away peacefully August 17, 1997 at her residence at Inglewood Lodge, West Vancouver. Mary was born in Vancouver, November 30, 1904. Predeceased by her husband Harry in 1963. She moved to West Vancouver in 1968. Mary is survived by her loving son Stuart and his wife Mary, also her beloved grandsons Kenneth (Palm Springs) and Paul (West Vancouver), relatives and friends. Mary was a member of the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club and travelled extensively. Mary lead an active life helping others and always looked for the bright side. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of Inglewood Lodge for their loving care. A gathering of friends to celebrate her life, will be held at Stuart and Mary's home, #701-2165 Argyle Avenue, Sunday, September 7, 1997 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Private interment at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

DIMMOCK - Henry Walter George. Passed away August 21, 1997 at the age of 77. Predeceased by his wife Lilian May in 1995. Survived by sons Barry (Debbie), Grover (Cath) and Kerry; grandchildren Jaymes, Jayson, Brittiany, Chelsea, Carly, and sister Sylvia. Special thanks to staff at Lion's Gate Hospital 2 West. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation

RICHTER - John Ewald. Passed away peacefully on August 21, 1997 at Lions Gate Hospital. Survived by his loving wife Berta; daughters Waltraud (Peter) Markham, Lorelei Richter; and sons Kenneth Burroughs, Richard Tom (Debbie), Gregory McBurny (Kathy), Kelly Mortenson (Sharon), Victor Boes (Sheila); and his grandchildren Aaron and Sabina Markham and Zachary Richter; and many nieces and nephews. We will celebrate John's life at a Requiem Mass at St Stephen's Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26.
"Good night sweet Prince, and flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest"

ROBINSON - Margaret, of West Vancouver. Passed away peacefully on August 18, 1997 in Lion's Gate Hospital. Survived by cousins Margaret Chambers, Alan Stephenson and Nancy Reavley in Durham County, England. Margaret's 41 year teaching career began in 1929 in Cumberland, B.C. She spent 23 years in the West Vancouver School District, retiring in 1970 as Principal of Cedardale Elementary School. Loved and respected for her contribution to the teaching profession. Her many dear friends and the love of music were sources for an active life throughout her retirement years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 25, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. in St Stephen's Anglican Church, 885-22nd Street, West Vancouver, Archdeacon Dennis Popple officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the charitable organization of choice.

GILLIES - Gordon Drummond, January 10, 1929 through August 4, 1997, peacefully at Ruby Lake, B.C. The Lord took Gordon into his arms. Gord will be forever missed by his loving wife of 43 years, Evelyn; his children Howard (Diana), Cathy (Peter), Greg (Karen); his brother Norm (Anita); sister-in-law Eileen; brother-in-law Frank (Cathy) and sister-in-law Doreen. "Papa" also leaves behind cherished grandchildren Courtney, Samantha, Cameron, Michael and Sid. "Gunga Din Dad." Service will be at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 9, 1997. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation or Children's Hospital would be appreciated.

GIRKE - Klaus Peter Ludwig, born on July 8, 1936 in Goerlitz, Germany. Passed away peacefully on August 3, 1997 at Lions Gate Hospital, after a fierce battle with cancer. In loving memory from Tamara, Nikola, Inge, his many friends and his family in Germany. Funeral Service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 7th at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1573 East 18th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations in Klaus' memory can be made to B.C. Cancer Society.

HUESTIS - Mary Elizabeth died at Inglewood Care Centre in her 91st year on Sunday, August 3, 1997. Wife of the late Colonel R. Douglas Huestis. She is survived by his children Dr. Douglas W. Huestis, Peggy Huestis Kearns and Joan Huestis Foster. No services. The kind and thoughtful care given by the Inglewood staff has been incredible and simply can not be overstated.

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