MARTIN - June Adele. It is with sadness we announce the passing of June Adele Martin on October 30, 1999, but with joy we celebrate her life. Born in Mortlach, Saskatchewan June 21, 1919, June moved to Moose Jaw with her family where she was educated, and then employed with the Saskatchewan Government as an assistant manager. Later in Swift Current, she was employed by radio station CKSW for 10 years and then served as Womens Editor for the Swift Current Sun newspaper. June then moved to Vancouver and became involved with varous musical groups, the Vancouver Womens Music Association and served on the executive of the Canadian Womens Club for 6 years. As well she continued her active membership in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Highlands United Church and choir. June was pre-deceased by her first husband Ron Smith, and infant son Blake, recent husband Avery Martin, three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her loving son, Brent Smith (Dianne), much loved grandsons Marc and Daniel, great-granddaughter Cassie, all of Saskatoon, and many other caring relatives and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Val Geddes and the staffs of the Lions Gate Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) and Cedarview Lodge. A memorial service will be held at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver, on November 3, 1999 commencing at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the cancer Society (Breast Unit), the Lions Gate Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or the Childrens Hospital would be appreciated.
MOLINSKI - the Molinski family are sad to announce the sudden death of Allen on October 27, 1999 at the age of 50. Survived by his loving wife Carol of Vernon; son Cameron; brother Robert Molinski; parents: Stanley and Bertha Molinski and Burt and Kay Forrester; and sister-in-law Shirley Forrester, all of North Vancouver, B.C. As a member of the Okanagan Shuswap Marine Advisory Coucil, his love of boating on the lakes of the Okanagan was only exceeded by his love for his family. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 8, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior or Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Ronald McDonald House. Funeral arrangements by SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME 250-860-7077
SPECK - Geoff. Longtime West Vancouver resident Geoff Speck has passed away, age 93. He died at home on Sunday, October 31, 1999. He was the last of six children, the youngest, and uncle to North Shore News publisher Peter Speck. He is survived by his step-brother, Eddie Williams; his son David and wife Elizabeth of Sidney, B.C.; nephew Peter and his wife Mary. Geoff was a travelling salesman for most of his working life. He sold dry goods over most of B.C., adventuring up and down the coast in Union Steamships and other coast carriers. As roads opened up in the province he became a motorist, and along with his dog companions he drove hundreds of thousands of miles all over this Province. He bought baskets and other items from native artisans, and made a lot of friends. Since his retirement, and after the death of his wife Jean, Geoff lived alone in his house overlooking the water. He was, for the most part of his life, a healthy and active person, and looked after himself. As he grew into his nineties and became frailer his neighbours and friends pitched in together to allow him to continue to live in his home, providing a loving and unobtrusive level of care. His neighbours Dave and Joy were especially helpful. A caregiver was arranged for him in the last two years of his life, during the daylight hours. Taylore Halsden and Lilliana Purgao (and Lilliana's aides) provided the best of care for him. He entertained his visitors, read (without glasses) and sat calmly in the sun. He fell and broke his hip two weeks ago, and spent some time in Lions Gate Hospital, but was at home again when death came at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, 1999. He was a nice man, my father's brother. My own pop died very suddenly when I was 19 (forty-one years ago), Geoff over the years became like a father to me. I'll miss him, but I know it was his time to go, and he went. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. this coming Saturday, November 6, 1999 at the new Boal Chapel, First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Friends and family are invited to attend. There will be a reception with coffee, tea and sandwiches at Geoff's home after the service.
SMITH - David Rothwell of West Vancouver. Born August 15, 1938 in Vancouver. Passed away suddenly but peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on October 31, 1999 at the age of 61 years. David is survived by his loving wife Gloria; his two sons David (Tegan) and Michael; brother Arthur (Yvonne) and nephew Martyn; brother-in-law Terry (Madeline) Dublanko, nephews Murray, Trevor, Warren; and mother-in-law Nancy. David contributed generously to many worthy organizations of which he was actively involved. He was sensitive, caring and truly interested in the young people around him and will be sadly missed by his loving family and close friends. His hearth and home was a very welcoming place for all. In lieu of flowers contributions will be gratefully accepted to the David Rothwell Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund. Service to be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 2347 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, B.C on Friday, November 5, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. with reception to follow.
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KNIGHT - Joanna Elizabeth. Suddenly at her home in West Vancouver on October 26, 1999. Memorial Service to be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. on Friday, November 12, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. with Archdeacon Lou Rivers officiating. Cremation. Donations to a charity of ones choice in memory of Joanna would be appreciated.
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BECKETT - George M. Passed away November 2, 1999 in his 70th year at Lions Gate Hospital after a two year struggle with Multiple Myeloma. He is survived by his wife Joy; son Doug (Arleta); daughter Laura Albright; and grandchildren, Cameron, Jackson and Marley. Also brother Bill, sisters Beverley Reid and Ann Beattie, brother-in-law Don Jones, father-in-law Fred Earland, and sister-in-law Carol (Kjell) Karlsson. George was a third generation City of North Vancouver resident and well known as a local athlete in his younger days. He was an excellent soccer player, was a member of the North Shore United 1949 Dominion Cup Champions and was active in baseball, softball and basketball. He was also well known and respected in the Sheet Metal and Natural Gas business. The family wishes to thank doctors P. Klimo, D. Langley, C. Doeksen, and their staff for all the wonderful care and support. Also the staff of Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care, 2W, 4E and 6E; B.C. Ambulance Service and the City of North Vancouver Fire Department. Thanks also to friends and family for all their help and support. Cremation. No Service at George's request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Chemo Dept. or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
"We Love You Grumpa."
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DAPAVO - Mario. Passed away peacefully in Lions Gate Hospital on October 30, 1999. He was born August 27, 1920 in Frinco, Italy and ventured to Kelowna in March 1949, where he met his lovely bride Sabina Luparelli whom he married January 11, 1958. Mario was a loving father to Louie Peter and wife Laurie, and grandfather to his three jewels Kelsey, Stephanie and Julia. Survived by three sisters Rosina, Pina, Dorina and one brother Luciano in Italy. Mario will be greatly missed by family and friends in the Kelowna area and Lower Mainland. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 4, 1999 and funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, 1999 at St. Pius X, 1150 Mt. Seymour Rd., North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in his memory.
IRVINE - Helen Jessie. Born November 22, 1919. Passed into the presence of her Lord November 3, 1999. Survived by her loving husband of 50 years Lawrence (Laurie) and her son Scott and his family Trish, Jason, Crystal (Sean) Fletcher. Missed by sisters Kaye Gork (California), Gwen Lonergan (Chase, B.C.) and Joan Pink (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and their families. Predeceased by her parents, one brother and two sisters. Memorial service at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver, Sunday November 7, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. No flowers by request. Donations preferred to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.
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JOHNSON - Stella. Born September 15, 1905. Passed away peacefully November 2, 1999. Survived by daughter Irene and son Bruce (Anni), seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. As a longtime member of the West Vancouver Senior's Centre, avid games player and a great lover of life, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Memorial service to be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 1999 at the "new" Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. Donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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McFARLAND - Fonnie (Rutherford, Dyer). We announce the peaceful passing of the most beautiful woman in the world - always. Born in Vancouver on August 23, 1929 and passed away on November 2, 1999. Fonnie's loving devotion to her husband and her creative and artistic skills made Fonnie shine. Survived by her devoted loving husband Ken; sister Gwen (Bob); seven married children Melody, Kelly, Darcy, Kerry, Pam, Verne and Denise; three stepchildren; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson. Ceremony at Boal Chapel on Monday, November 8, 1999 at 12:00 p.m. 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C.
"For God so loved the world, that
He gave His only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him shall not
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SHERBANOWSKI - William. Born in Gimli, Manitoba on January 12, 1919. Passed away peacefully in North Vancouver on Tuesday, November 2, 1999. Survived by his loving wife Mary. Predeceased by his two sons Norman and Brian. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law Pat Jordon (Jordie); his grandsons Danny and David; his great-grandson Jordon; his brother Mike and his sister Rose. Lovingly remembered by his family and friends. A funeral service will be held at the New Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. Interment North Vancouver Cemetery.
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BOYLE - Richard (Dick), 1921-1999. Passed away peacefully at Vancouver General Hospital on Monday, November 1, 1999 with his family and friends at his side. A thoughtful, caring husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dick's courageous battle with kidney disease and his hospitalization over the last 5 months was an inspiration to all whose lives he touched. He never lost his sense of humour, optimism, and courage in the face of the many challenges before him. He is predeceased by Margaret, his loving wife of 49 years. Dick will be greatly missed by his son Robert, daughter-in-law Delphee, grandson James, granddaughter Megan, his daughter Patricia Reid, and son-in-law Jeff Kincaid-Smith, and Jeff's family in Vancouver, Colorado, San Diego and South Africa, and his special friend Lillian Hall and her family, with whom he enjoyed so much fun and companionship over the last 5 years. A special thanks to the Nephrology team at VGH, especially Dr. Singh, the nurses on the dialysis unit, and the many nurses and doctors at VGH who touched Dick's life through their daily encouragement and care. Margaret and Dick spent their early married life on the coast of B.C. while Dick was with B.C. Packers. They moved to North Vancouver in 1959 and enjoyed fun-filled years on Seymour Boulevard where they made many friends and became "grandparents" to the neighbourhood children. Dick was a Past Master of Capilano Lodge # 164 A.F. & A.M. A celebration of Dick's life will be held at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 1700 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 1999 followed by a reception at the church. If desired, donations may be made, in Dick's memory, to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (B.C. Branch), the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (B.C. Yukon Division), or Mt Olivet Lutheran Church.
CAPTAIN JAMES REX DAVIES
Born 1930 in Kymore India. Died at home Tuesday, November 2, 1999. He leaves behind to mourn: his daughters Michele Davies, Claudine (Barry) Bunyan, and lifelong friend Rosemarie. Wonderful, warm and loving grandfather to Dominique, Jacqueline, Alexander Fisher; Chelsea, Kristin, and Liam Bunyan. Jim was known for his great spirit and will be missed by his many friends, both ashore and at sea, not to forget his beloved dog "Bailey". Services will be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver on Monday, November 8, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to B.C. Lung Association.
TOREN - Marjorie Irene (nee Hinchcliffe). Born June 1, 1912, passed away November 1, 1999. Predeceased by her husband Cyril in 1974, her daughter Martha Louise and her brother Ted Hinchcliffe. She is survived and missed by her sons Roger (Nadine), Stephen (Debbie) and Robert (Elfi), seven grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Unitarian Service Committee would be greatly appreciated. Special thank-you to the nurses and doctor caring for her at Lions Gate Hospital Emergency. Memorial service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 1999 at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver.
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WADDLING - Winifred (Mullen). Our angel has gone home. Born December 9, 1902 Manchester, England, she quietly closed her eyes November 2, 1999 at Evergreen House. Winnie leaves behind her loving husband Tommy of 62 years, beloved daughter Pauline, grandchildren Wendy (Rob), Lisa (Dave), Ryan (Gail) and extended family in the UK, U.S. and Scotland. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, North Vancouver, Monday, November 8, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. Thank you to all the caring nurses on 2 North and Dr. Eric Brisco. No flowers by request, donations to the Sisters of the Atonement in memory of.
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HERMAN - Jean Esther Herman (nee Crawford). Passed away peacefully at her residence, in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at the age of 71 years. Jean is survived by her children: Allan (Serita) of North Vancouver, B.C.; Karen Wilmot of Calgary; Donald Herman of North Vancouver, B.C.; Steven (Alicia) Herman of Canmore, Alberta; Helen Darlene (Stephen Marshall) Herman of Calgary, and Donna Atiken of North Vancouver, B.C. as well as seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Jean is also survived by five brothers and sisters and many other family members and dear friends. Funeral services were held Friday, November 5, 1999 at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, Calgary, Alberta with interment following in the Rocky View Garden of Peace Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in the North Shore Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 941 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 W. 10th, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4J4. Funeral arrangements in care of PIERSON'S FUNERAL SERVICE, Calgary, Alta.
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