WHITE - James Frederick Harrison. Passed away December 30, 1999 with his family at his side. Jim was predeceaed by Mary, his beloved wife of 59 years; also, his brother Bern; sisters Ethel, Dorothy, Kay, and Joan. He is survived by his three sons, Russell (Barb), Randy (Jean), and Arnie (Linda); and grandchildren Ryan, Meghan, Michelle, Julie, Jim and Melissa. Jim was born in Swalwell, Alberta on June 9, 1918. In 1919 his family moved to Penticton, and then to Burnaby in 1935. Jim servced in the R.C.A.F. from 1941 to 1945. Jim was the founder of White and Peters Ltd., in 1962, White and Peters was the first auto body specialist in B.C. He spent many enjoyable years building his company. Jim loved life and had many friends including all the close couples he met in the Hollyburn Gyro Club. Memories of his wit, honesty, and optimism will continue to strengthen our lives. He has been an inspiration to all of us. Please join us in a celebration of Jim's life Friday, January 7, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Catherines Anglican Church, on Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. "Rest in Peace Grandpa. We all love you."
MacLEAN - Dorothy Isabel. Passed away peacefully on January 2, 2000 at the Kiwanis Care Centre, North Vancouver in her 86th year. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Donald and her sister Joan. She is lovingly remembered by daughters Rosemary (Hew) and Muriel (Terry), granddaughters Elena and Kimberley, nieces Jan and Sheri, nephews Graeme and Cedric (Mary Anne), brother-in-law Colin and family and friends in England. A memorial service will be held at Capilano United Church, West 22nd and Philip, North Vancouver on Sunday, January 9, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Bob Burrows and Rev. Shelagh McKinnon officiating. Arrangements through First Memorial. Flowers gratefully declined and if desired donations to Capilano United Church and the S.P.C.A.
SPROULE - Catherine Robertson. Born 1905, passed away peacefully January 1, 2000. Predeceased by husband George and beloved brother James Addie. Survived by daughter Helen and son-in-law Gordon Wilfert; grandchildren Dr. James J. Gallagher and wife Valerie, Robert J. Gallagher and wife Christy and Elizabeth A. Young and husband Michael; great grandchildren Katie, Sarah and Julia Gallagher, Trevor and Jocelyn Gallagher and Brittany and Max Young. Catherine is also survived by sister-in-law Ivy Addie and her children Kathy, Pat and John; and step daughters Connie West and June Miller. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Inglewood Care Centre, especially Gloria, Karen, Kathy and Rosetta. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2000 at St. Catherine's Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr, North Vancouver. FIRST MEMORIAL 980-3451
POWELL - Thurza. Our mother Thurza Powell left us peacefully on December 3, 1999. She was devoted to music and her children. Daughters Iris, Joan and Alayne, grandchildren, great grandchildren and brother Ivor Strong and family of Calgary remember her lovingly as the hub of our family. "Her spitit is with us everyday." Memorial service in her honour Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 2:00 p.m, St Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 - 22nd St, West Vancouver.
GARDINER - Marjorie. Born May 12, 1912 at Leeds, England. Passed away peacefully in her sleep on the evening of January 1, 2000 in West Vancouver. Predeceased by Robert Forsyth, her husband of 60 years and her sister Cynthia Williams. She is survived by her sister Audrey Carr of Leeds, England; her loving children Donald (Ann), Brian (Lora), and Joy Gardiner; her grandchildren Megan, James and Susan Gardiner and step-grandson Paul Kershaw (Andrea); niece June Worsdale (Van) of Ontario, nephews Ron and Stephen Teed, and sister-in-law, Mary Teed (Don). The eldest child of a British W.W.I veteran, she came to Canada alone at the age of 15 to live with relatives in Toronto. After her marriage in 1937, and the birth of their first two children, she and Bob moved to the West Coast in 1946 where he began his rise in the world of chartered accountancy. A classic "at home Mom", Marjorie nourished and nurtured her family through the early lean years and into prosperity. Always interested in music, she learned to play the piano as an adult - which increased her appreciation for the dedication and effort required to master an instrument. In the 1960's she volunteered to assist with the Kiwanis Music Festival - a position which turned into a second career, lasting until her retirement as Principal Secretary to the Festival in 1996. Over the years she encountered and encouraged scores of youngsters in all classes and categories of musical competition, eventually sponsoring her own prize for the best performance of a Beethoven piano solo. Truly it can be said that "never was heard a discouraging word" from her lips; no one who came in contact with her could fail to be impressed by her kind, generous and loving nature. She left the world a far better place for her having been here - and we may scarcely hope to see her like again. To allow friends and family from afar to attend, the memorial service for Marjorie Gardiner will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2000 in St. Agnes Anglican Church, 530 East 12th Street, North Vancouver; interment at Capilano View in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kiwanis Music Festival, 5-900 West Georgia, Vancouver, V6C 2W6 would be appreciated. FIRST MEMORIAL 980-3451
SHEPPARD - Stanley Alan was taken from us suddenly in the early morning hours of January 1, 2000. He was 27 years old. Stan grew up in North Vancouver, but had since moved to the Okanagan and was currently living in Kelowna. Predeceased by his good buddies Ben and Kevin, Stan is survived by his daughter Ashley, his immediate family, sister Colleen, father Stan Sr., mother Louise and many, many friends. Stan's loves in life were spending time with his daughter and his friends, playing his guitar, writing and listening to music, and most recently, designing artwork and video games on his computer. The birth of his daughter Ashley was the happiest moment of his short life. A memorial service will be held for Stan on January 15, 2000 at 4:00 p.m. in the Tamarack Room at Delbrook Rec Center in North Vancouver.
SHARP - Terrence (Terry) Eric. Passed away suddenly on January 1, 2000 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico while on vacation. Terry was born in Vancouver in 1926. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy (DEMS) February 1944 to November 1945, side by side with his identical twin brother, Micky and his older brother Robert. Following his military service, he joined his father and other family members at BC Tel. He worked through a variety of positions over a period of 40 years and completed his career in management. During his working life, his main recreational interest was sports fishing on the waters of Howe Sound. Terry's caring nature and his love of people lead to his long and rewarding involvement in The Lions Club, beginning as a charter member (March 1984) in the Howe Sound Lions Club. During his years with this club, he received the high honour of the Melvin Jones Award and continued as Zone Chairman for his district. Following a move to South Surrey, Terry was a member of the Cloverdale Lions Club. At the time of his death, he was an active member of the White Rock Peace Arch Monarch Lions Club. Terry is survived by his loving wife Winona (Nonie); sons, James and Paul (Patti); daughter Sally (Neil); nieces, Suzanne, Patricia, Kathy, Debbie and Sandra; nephews, Rob and Michael. Also survived by four grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held Saturday January 15, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at The First United Church at 15383 Semiahmoo Avenue (corner of Buena Vista and Centre, kitty corner to the RCMP office). White Rock, B.C.
WHITTINGHAM - Gladys Irene (nee Allin). Loving mother to Irene Whittingham, adored grandmother to Julie Norden, Leanne Rogers and Michael Norden, passed away December 31, 1999 at the age of 85 years. A memorial service will be held at West Point Grey Baptist Church, 4509 W. 11th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. on Friday, January 21, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to West Point Grey Baptist Church Memorial Garden, created and lovingly maintained by Gladys, in memory of her husband Leonard who passed away December 4, 1986. Peacefully, sleep comes to a dear, beloved heart. Quietly, we understand the time has come to part. Tenderly, the love shines on - a never-ending light. Gratefully, we feel its warmth and say, "Sweet dreams, good-night, Mom."
LANDRY - Gwendolyn Inez (nee Skakum). Passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on January 5, 2000. Predeceased by her brother Ian Lamb. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Wilf; her children Pam (Steve) Mitts, Noelle (Rick) Rutledge, Ian (Shandi) Battle; stepdaughter Diane Anderson; eight grandchildren; brother Barry (Jackie) Lamb, sister-in-law Patricia Lamb; also nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gwen was a 40-year resident of the North Shore, and very active in the political scene. She was the Honorable Ron Huntington's constituency secretary for his terms as Member of Parliament for West Vancouver - Capilano and was appointed to the Federal Parole Board where she served for 10 years until her retirement. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2000, 2:00 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt, West Vancouver. The family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Leon Bard. In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Gwen to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
CRAIG - Vernon S. Born in Vancouver June 15, 1911, died peacefully in Lions Gate Hospital November 26, 1999 after a short battle with phnumonia. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years Ivy (nee Moorehouse) He is survived by his daughter Sharon Brewster and his sons Stewart (Trudy), Jim and Bill (Judy), five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers send donations to Heart &Stroke Foundation B.C./Yukon.
LAZENBY - Lilian Eileen. Born June 17, 1925. Slipped quietly away on January 5, 2000. She leaves behind her family, husband of 47 years, Eric; daughter June; sons David, Bill (Heather) and Barry; and grandchildren Tara, Morgan, Andrew and Rebecca. Heartfelt thanks go to the nursing staff at 1 North Evergreen House and 4th floor Lions Gate Hospital. A private family service will be held. Anyone else wishing to say good-bye to our mum may stroll the beach at Ambleside Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Big Brothers and Big Sisters or the charity of your choice.
THOMPSON - Dorothy Kathleen (nee VanOostrum). Born in Vancouver, B.C. Passed away January 4, 2000, aged 66. Predeceased by loving husband Wally (1989). She will be sadly missed by son Mike and wife Cheryl Leskiw, daughter Diane (Mike) Stradling; granddaughter Haley and best friend dog Kelty. A memorial service will be held 12:00 p.m., Thursday, January 13, 2000 at the "new" Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, B.C. and Yukon Division. FIRST MEMORIAL 980-3451 "Til We Meet Again!"
AKHURST - Wilma (Banks). Died Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at the age of 85. Survived by her husband Carden; sons David (Cathi), Kent (Danielle); daughter Jane (Chris); much loved grandchildren Stephen, Katie Nicholas, John, Michael, Jennifer; one brother Jack Banks (Dorothy); two sisters, Olga Payne, Florence Peters (Tom); sister-in-law Margaret Banks all in Alberta; numerous nieces and nephews. Flowers gratefully declined. Service to be held at West Vancouver United Church at 3:30 pm, December 29, 1999.
GALL - Captain Douglas Frederick. Passed away quickly and peacefully on December 21, 1999 with his two daughters at his side. Doug was born in Wainwright, Alberta in 1912. He was one of the original pilots with Canadian Pacific Airlines and had a true passion for flying. Throughout his 87 years, his life was centered around his family, his career, his love of animals, and his great interest in the world at large. He was strong-willed and independent to the end. Doug will be greatly missed by his daughters, Ronelle McLellan (Murray), Barbara Stark (Tony) and his five loving grandchildren. His dear wife Jessie died in 1990. There will be a family gathering in honour of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA.