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BRITISH COLUMBIA - North Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 36

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NACEY - Colin Campbell passed away on May 28, 1997 in Delta at age 76. Colin was born in Thunder Bay. Predeceased by daughter Coleen. Survived by wife Marjorie, married 55 years; sons Cam (Beatrice), Bruce, Douglas (Iris); grandchildren Kathleen, Sean, Andrea, Shannon, Kelly-Anne. Sister Louise (Irving) Wolfe of Ottawa; mother-in-law Esther Maloney of Thunder Bay; brothers-in-law Jim (Nancy), Dan (Carolanne), George; sister-in-law Mona Maloney, Kathryn (Bill) Childs. Colin was a veteran of World War II Lake Superior Regiment. Member of Ladner Lawn Bowling Club and member of Royal Canadian Legion of Ladner. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 2, 1997 at the Delta Funeral Home Chapel, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, B.C. at 2:30 p.m. No flowers by request. Contributions to the Delta Hospital Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

KOZAK - John James (J.J.) passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 1997 at St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 74. Predeceased by his wife Irene in 1984. John is survived by his children: Laurie (Henry), Chris (Doneen), Greg, Kelly (Nathan). He also leaves his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all. Memorial service will be held on June 3, 1997 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lions Gate Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital would be appreciated.

WAINWRIGHT - Daphne (nee Hailey) passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital, May 29, 1997. Daphne is survived by her loving husband Rod; son Philip (Pat); daughter Wendy (Bruce); sister Betty (Bob); brother Bobs (Pauline); three grandsons Matthew, Robbie and Simon; many other relatives and friends. Memorial Service to be held Monday, June 2, 1997 at 1:30 p.m., St Catherines Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hematpathology Fund, Dr Growe, Vancouver General Hospital Foundation, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1M9
Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

WRIGHT - Catherine (nee Breisch) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, May 28, 1997. Predeceased by her loving husband Roy. Survived by her two sons and wives, Randy (Laurie), Rob (Jennifer); grandchildren Rob, Rick, Amy, Amanda, and great-granddaughter Kristina. The family honoured Catherine's request not to have a service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Aids/HIV Research.

DES HARNAIS - Donalda Joan. Passed away suddenly May 14, 1997 in a tragic accident south of Quesnel. Donna was predeceased by her son Paul in 1974. She is survived by her loving husband Ray; mother Marguerite; sons Ray (Brenda), Mark (Denise), Michael (Rachael); sister Marilyn (Don); brother Michael (Betty-Anne); grandchildren Mercer and Jake, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donna was born September 20, 1930 in Seattle, Washington and spent most of her life in Vancouver. She will be sadly missed by many dear friends in Prince George and the Lower Mainland.
Viewing 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver. Funeral service at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, West Vancouver Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m.

DAVIS - Matthew John, Born in Welwyn, SK on September 28, 1901, passed away on May 15, 1997. He moved from Saskatchewan to West Vancouver in 1936. Recently he moved to Halliday House in Parksville where he passed away in the arms of his loving wife.
Matt was proud to have helped in the building of the Lions Gate Bridge and was also involved in building war ships at Burrard Dry Dock. Before his retirement, he held a position as custodian for the West Vancouver School District.
Matt was actively involved in St. David's Church for many years. He was an honorary member of the Loyal Orange Lodge and was Past R.W. Grand Master of the Grand Black Chapter of BC.
He will be remembered and missed by his loving wife Marjorie; sons Gordon (Alison), Malcolm (Trudy), Lyle (Carol); daughter Barbara (Keith) Wood; nine grandchildren; one great granddaughter; brother Fred; sisters Agnes Griswold and Myrtle Evans.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Halliday House.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 22, 1997, 1:00 p.m. at St. David's Church, 1525 Taylor Way at Upper Levels Highway, West Vancouver. Reverend Bob Burrows and Reverend Ron Smith will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

MARGARET ANNE (PEGGY) TOTTEN Passed away suddenly Friday, May 16, 1997 of heart failure. Born in North Vancouver in 1918, she remained a lifetime resident. She is sadly missed by her family, friends and neighbours. She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1995, and is survived by her brother Donald MacLean (Betty); sons Stan (Linda), Danny (Loretta) and by her daughter Jo Ann (Jim). She dearly loved her family and had a special place in her heart for all her grandchildren. Shannon, Andrew, Alison, Greg, Colleen, Mike and Brian will miss her support and encouragement. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 1997 at noon in the Boal Chapel on Lillooet Road in North Vancouver. Donations to Lions Gate Hospital instead of flowers would be appreciated. We would also like to thank the emergency staff at Lions Gate Hospital for their kindness.

URDEA - Brandy Crystal. Born April 26, 1985 passed away suddenly in family car accident May 3, 1997. Beloved daughter of Don and Karen Urdea and three sisters Corin, Sasha and Kristin; one brother Dustin; nephew Damon. Grandparents Don Urdea Sr. (Ethel), Diane Lawrence, Mary Tenenyei (Les); many aunts, uncles and cousins. Brandy radiated love to all who knew her and always had a smile on her face. Prayers and memorial funeral service will be held Saturday, May 24, 1997 at 10:00 a.m at St Josephs Catholic Church, 2449 The Blvd., Garibaldi Highlands, Squamish

WILES - Arthur James "Jim". Passed away May 14, 1997, in North Vancouver, age 72. Survived by his loving wife Pat, sons Denis (Karin) and Bob (Joelle), grandsons Jimmy and Kevin, and sister Helen (Ed) Curtis. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 23, 1997, at 2:00 p.m., North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Heart Fund or Kidney Foundation.

KELLER - Dirk (Dick) born January 22, 1905 in Rotterdam, Holland, passed away May 8, 1997 in West Vancouver. Dirk was predeceased by his wife Adama in 1991. He will be sadly missed by his sons Robert (Diana) of Kelowna, Eric (Katrina) of West Vancouver, Edward (Margaret) of Tumbler Ridge, B.C.; grandchildren Kevin, Richard, Paul, Shannon (Paul) Braucht, Cheryl, Stefanie and Christina; and his great-granddaughter Lexa. Also survived by his loving sister Annie of Middelburg, Holland. After a successful career in accounting, including serving as Auditor-General for the Netherlands government, Dirk immigrated to Canada with his family in 1959. The Funeral Service will be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. on Monday, May 19, 1997 at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Burrows officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3V2. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

ROBERTSON - Melissa Ella, born in Vancouver, B.C. on June 22, 1908, passed away peacefully on May 5, 1997 at Inglewood Care Centre. Predeceased by her husband, Clifford, in January 1986. Melissa lived in Vancouver and North Vancouver all her life until she moved to West Vancouver in 1990, where she lived at Hollyburn House and lately at the Inglewood Care Centre. She will be remembered for enjoying all the beauty around her and always ready to make new friends. She will be missed by her life-long friends and her two grandchildren, Dale and Denice. A private ceremony will be held later in May. Cremation.

DEERING - Margaret Lenore (nee Merrick) passed away Sunday, April 20, 1997 at Lions Gate Hospital. Loving mother of Dave and Rick (Laurie); Grandma Lenore to Spencer and Bronte; devoted daughter of Jennie and Art Merrick; loved by brother Scott (Marijke); Aunt Lenore to Jay, Nora and Kate Merrick, many cousins in California, Ontario and in North and West Vancouver and Dave's friend Jodi in Abbotsford. With many thanks to Dr. Padilla and Dr. Conly and the staff on 7 East. No flowers, no funeral, cremation by Lenore's request. Donations may be made (if desired) to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society. Private family service will be held later.

WARD - Vera Louise Frances (nee Tugwood), passed away quietly April 16, 1997, in North Vancouver. Survived by sons Derrick and Stanley, daughter-in-law Barbara and grandchildren Stefanie and Michael. Vera will be remembered lovingly for her unfailing commitment to others and the joy she found in nature and the outdoors. Born at Twickenham, England in 1907, Vera arrived in Canada in 1911. She was a pioneer of Vancouver Heights, an early member of the parish of St. Nicholas and a dedicated school teacher. A memorial service will be held at St. Monica's Anglican Church, 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 24

DUHOLKE - Albert George Born January 17, 1917, in Stony Plain, Alberta, died April 19, 1997, in North Vancouver, B.C., of a heart attack. Al was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife of nearly twenty years, Margaret; sisters Mary Schumm of Edmonton, Alberta, and Julia Metcalfe of Wainwright, Alberta; children Faye (Joe) Kafrawy of Halifax, N.S., Patricia (Stanley) Warlow of Sidney, B.C., June (Keith) Hamilton of Mission, B.C., and Jim (Jennifer) Duholke of North Vancouver, B.C.; stepchildren Bob (Jane) Sonntag of Melfort, Saskatchewan and Carol (Bill) Craig of Hinton, Alberta. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at West Vancouver United Church at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 25th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation are requested.

LOVIS - Walter Bernard (Bern), died peacefully, April 19, 1997, at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, after a lengthy illness. Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret (Peggy); daughter Margo; son Wayne; granddaughters, Tracey and Isabel; great-granddaughter Devon; brother George Wilson, of Belleville, Ontario; and many nieces and nephews. He was born in 1915, Toronto, Ontario, spending his formative years in Belleville. After his marriage in 1942, he moved to B.C. to work on the Alaska Highway, and the Alcan Kemano Project. He settled in Vancouver, and continued to pursue an engineering career and to raise his family. No service by request. Family will receive friends at home, April 24th, 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

HAMPTON - On Sunday, April 20, 1997, Mr. Herbert Hampton passed away suddenly at his home in Coquitlam, at the age of 80 years. Herb, as he was known, was born in Govan, Saskatchewan, February 1, 1917, to Herbert and Emily Hampton, and was the third of five children, Lillian, Violet, Herbert, Dorothy, and Joe. The first half of Herb's life was spent farming in Saskatchewan. These early years formed a lifetime love affair between Herb and horses. He spent a great part of his younger life working with horses and a great part of his later years collecting horse sculptures, pictures, and memorabilia. It was also in Saskatchewan that Herb met his lifetime partner, Pearl Rowen, in 1937. They were married on April 3, 1940, and in this marriage were born six children, a daughter Bev, and five sons Lloyd, Tom, Leith, Glen, and Don. Herb and Pearl farmed their homestead in Prairie River and were a vital part of their close knit farming community. The many friendships cultivated during these times and nurtured over the years have remained strong and supportive to Herb and his family. Herb's strong sense of family lead him to decide to move to Vancouver in November, 1956, where he worked, raised his family, and became a lifetime member of the Independent Order of Foresters, the Lynn Valley Masonic Lodge No. 122, and the Royal Arch No. 16. He retired in 1983 and spent his remaining years travelling and visiting with family and friends. Herb is survived by his wife Pearl; his sister Dorothy; his brother Joe; his children, Lloyd (Jean), Tom (Joan), Leith (Shannon), Glen (Linda), Bev (Ray), and Don (Maureen); as well as 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Visitation Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the MAPLE RIDGE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 11969-216th Street, where the Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of your own choice, on his behalf, would be appreciated.

BREDIN - Yvonne, born January 1, 1935 (first New Year's baby at Lions Gate Hospital received Vancouver Sun Trophy, 1 year's supply of milk and a crib), passed away April 17, 1997, after a 19 year heroic battle with cancer. Survived by her loving family, mother Bea Ferguson; sisters Mona and Midge; brother Jack; sons Bradley and Randi; daughter Shuli; and six grandchildren, Melissa, Jordie, Lena, Eric, Joao and Mateo, who gave her the will to fight. Special thanks to sisters Midge and Mona, niece Yvonne and daughter-in-law, Angela, special friend Jean, for their extraordinary caring and loving support. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Memorial gathering will be held Sunday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Grouse Inn, 1633 Capilano Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Red Cross.

WELLS - William, born July 24, 1910, passed away peacefully on April 20, 1997 at Lions Gate Hospital. He is survived by wife Mary, brother Larry (Enita), and many relatives and friends. No service by request. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Society would be appreciated. FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME 299-7720

WARD - Vera Louise Frances (nee Tugwood), passed away quietly April 16, 1997, in North Vancouver. Survived by sons Derrick and Stanley, daughter-in-law Barbara and grandchildren Stefanie and Michael. Vera will be remembered lovingly for her unfailing commitment to others and the joy she found in nature and the outdoors. Born at Twickenham, England in 1907, Vera arrived in Canada in 1911. She was a pioneer of Vancouver Heights, an early member of the parish of St. Nicholas and a dedicated school teacher. A memorial service will be held at St. Monica's Anglican Church, 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 24

LARSON - Leonard Raymond, born September 1, 1933, passed away April 17, 1997 in Lillooet, B.C. Survived by loving wife Una Mary Larson; daughter Corinne Baker and partner Paul Egan, and granddaughter Bobbi; daughter Betty Larson Vidal and husband Ed Vidal, grandson Michael, and granddaughter Angela; sister LaVerne Brown and husband George, nieces Toni Brown and Terry Schroeder; brother Ronald Larson and wife Marilyn, and nephews Robert Aylward and Christian Larson, nieces Pamela Aylward and Christine Larson; stepmother Margaret Larson; dear friends Bob and Irene Fylling; and many other relatives and friends. No service by request. Donations to B.C. Cancer Society Prostatic Research Fund.

BARTOK - Frank John passed away and now free, April 12, 1997. Born October 10, 1916 in Pennsylvania. Missed by his caring and loving wife, Bernice of 58 years; his sons John (Judy), Rick (Lynn); brother Victor; sister Vilma; nephew Louis; his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thanks to the caregivers at Inglewood Lodge. Private service by request.

PARKER THRIFT - Laura passed away April 5, 1997 at age 32. She was at home with her loving husband Patrick, mother Dorcas and friend Tina by her side. She will be so sadly missed by all her family; sister-in-law to Katrina, Vikki, Josephine, Jo-Ann; and Peter, Michael and Paul; mother-in-law Julie, father-in-law Barry. Her boys Hayden 7, Macaulay 5, will need everyone's love, support and prayers. A service for Laura will be held on Saturday April 12, 1997 on Vancouver Island.

PEARSON - Elsie Sophia (Kolosoff) December 30, 1900-March 30, 1997 Elsie died peacefully on Easter Sunday. Predeceased by her two husbands, Jimmie Stewart and Jack Pearson, and her son Ronald Stewart. She is survived by her daughter Pat Lott, brother Alex Bristowe and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. All who knew Elsie will remember her optimistic and cheerful spirit. She was a warm and gracious lady. No service by request.

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