PYE - Norman Richard. Born in Victoria, B.C. on May 8, 1926. Raised in Pambrun, Saskatchewan. Passed away in North Vancouver on Sunday, November 14, 1999. Survived by his loving wife Audrey, his children, Linda Ostrowalker (Jim) and Phyllis Ingram (Ron). Predeceased by his daughter Janet. Also survived by his grandchildren, Joshua, Roxane, Kevin and Kelly; great-grandchildren, Kameron and Kelly. Lovingly remembered by his family and friends. No service by request.
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ZEITLER - Gertrude "Gertie". A longtime resident of North Vancouver passed away peacefully at the Peace Arch Hospital on November 13, 1999 in her 81st year. Survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert; sons Robert (Sue) and Frederick (Karin); daughter Lorraine (Johan Vigen); grandchildren Arne, Johan and Klara; sister Signe Webber. Funeral service on Friday, November 19, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 13th St and Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver. Cremation. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The deepest sorrow we cannot tell of the loss of the one we love so well. And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, her memory we shall
Lovingly remembered by her
husband, sons and daughter.
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De LUCA - Lidia. Born in Santa Lucia, Italy on February 16, 1922. Passed away peacefully in North Vancouver on Tuesday, November 16, 1999. Predeceased by her loving husband Antonio. Survived by her daughter Janice De Luca-Ellams (Ralph) and grandchildren, Alistair, Ashley and Arlis. Lovingly remembered by her family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Edmunds Roman Catholic Church, 545 Mahon Ave, North Vancouver on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., 20 - 601 West Cordova St, Vancouver, V6B 1G1
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DIXON - Thomas McAdams. Passed away peacefully on November 5, 1999 in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his wife Lilian (nee Maki), brother Dick, sisters Molly Ball and Sally Findlay. Tom grew up and lived in Nanaimo for most of his life having arrived as a baby with parents Joseph and Catherine Dixon from Maryport, Cumbria, England. Tom is survived by daughter Selma-Jo (George) Richards and son Alan (Dianne) Dixon. Plus grandson Christian (Kate) Richards with great-granddaughters Emma, Gillian and Sarah; grandson Tim (Andrea) Richards with great-grandson Matthew; grandson Clay Dixon with great-granddaughter Dianne; and granddaughter Virginia (Mark) Mani with great-grandsons Aidan and Ruedi. Tom is also survived by his sister-in-law Laila Raynor of Parksville; cousin Liz Morrow of Workington, Cumbria; nieces Lorna Lehti, Catherine Loyer, Norma Brownlee, Catherine Taylor, Jacquie Armitage, all of Nanaimo; Dorothy Hegglund, Crofton; and Rose Woolnough, New Zealand; plus extended family. Tom had a lifelong interest in trains. Except for two years of working on trains in New Zealand, he spent all of his working life in Nanaimo at the Canadian Collieries rail carshop and latterly on the train at Harmac pulp mill. He was soccer goalie for South-End United, a lifetime member of Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club, and a life member of Nanaimo Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A. M. A memorial reception will be held in Nanaimo in early December as details are arranged. Special family thanks are given to the kind and caring 2nd floor staff of the Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver where Tom lived since 1993.
LONDON - Frank Raymond. Age 74 years, of Cloverdale, B.C. Formerly of North Vancouver. Passed away with great courage and dignity on November 14, 1999 at Royal Columbian Hospital. He is survived by and sadly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret (Peggy). His beloved children, daughter Diana (Greg) Hill, son Robert (Jeanine), his much loved grandchildren Sara, Adam, Emily and Connor. His brother Donald, sisters Muriel Montgomery, Marion Landals and Barbara Westmoreland. Frank was predeceased by his parents Frank and Clara and his brother William. Frank was born and raised in North Vancouver and lived 43 years of his married life in North Vancouver before moving to Cloverdale in 1995. Frank was a loving father and devoted husband. A memorial service will be held at St. Agnes Anglican Church, 530 - E. 12th St, North Vancouver, on Monday, November 22, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the B.C. Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.
McRAE - Donald Roderick. Passed away November 14, 1999 at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife Viola, daughter Carol, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by daughter Joan in 1994. Donations may be made to Cottonwoods Extended Care Facility, Douglas Fir Wing, Three Links Manor or Cancer Center of the Southern Interior. No service at Don's request. Arrangements through the Memorial Society of B.C. and First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299
LONG - Robert John (Bob). Passed away November 10, 1999 at 85 years. Born August 6, 1914 in Victoria, B.C. Deeply missed by his family; Betty, his devoted wife of 57 years; children Sylvia, Gary (Lesley) and Janice; three grandchildren and many friends. As a Doctor of Chiropractic and one of that profession's pioneers, he became renowned for his dedication and devotion to his patients and his profession. During his 40 years of practice in West Vancouver, he worked tirelessly to raise the profile and acceptance of chiropractic care. Dad had a great love of the outdoors, including a passion for gardening and boating. A born environmentalist, he actively supported many wilderness preservation efforts. In the late 1960's he dedicated most of his efforts outside his career to rescuing the old Langara Golf Course site from major real estate development. He was a key figure in securing the land and facilitating the establishment of the VanDusen Botanical Garden, and became the first president of the newly opened gardens. His energy and thirst for knowledge was boundless. He had genuine empathy for people from all walks of life. While knowledgeable in many subjects, he actively sought out the opinions of others. A private memorial service was held November 12, 1999.
Donations appreciated to:
Vandusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6M 4H1
or: Sierra Club of B.C. 576 Johnson Street, Victoria, B.C. V8W 1M3
WHITEHOUSE - Charlotte. Passed away peacefully on November 16, 1999 at Evergreen House. She was born in England on November 10, 1903 and spent the last 32 years in North Vancouver. Her first years in Canada were spent in Ontario where she married, raised four children and worked for Bell Canada. Charlotte was predeceased by husband Harry in 1939. She is survived by daughter Viola (Harry) Patterson of Prescott, Arizona; sons Gordon (Lois), Ted (Bea) both of Bowser, B.C. and Bob (Joy); 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 22, 1999 at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, B.C. and Yukon Division would be appreciated.
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CALLAHAN - Carl. Passed away peacefully, on November 15, 1999 in his 85th year, at Lions Gate Hospital. Carl will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 62 years Winnie; three children, Betty Wilkie of North Vancouver, Doris Watson (Ted) of Maple Ridge and Bill Callahan (Anita) of West Vancouver; six grandchildren, Steve, Dana, Jeff, Kelly, Noel, Danielle; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Chantelle. Predeceased by one grandson Andy. Heartfelt thanks from the family to Dr. Jim Bovard and the wonderful nurses on 7 East at Lions Gate Hospital. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ The Redeemer Church, 595 Keith Rd., West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Arthritis Society.
BAILEY - Sally (Salli) Stewart. Beloved daughter of Winnie and Algie Jackson of Penticton. Born March 15, 1935. Succumbed to cancer at Lions Gate Hospital on October 14, 1999. She was an artistic, creative and talented lady; a pioneer in the local film industry; an unselfish caregiver to many. She will besorely missed by daughter Pamela of North Vancouver; son Mark of Tortola, British Virgin Islands; grandchildren Calyn, Jordon, Cooper, Spencer, Nicola; brother Bill of Prince Rupert; and former husband Ray of West Vancouver. Heartfelt thanks to the skilled and capable medical and support services provided by the many doctors, nurses and caregivers who so compassionately cared for her.
RICKMAN, Thelma Clarissa (nee Riddell). Passed away peacefully February 24, 2000 in her 88th year. Predeceased by her loving husband Bert. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by sons David (Mary) of Sardis, Henry (Ruth) of Abbottsford, Dennis (Pam) of North Vancouver and Don (Donna) of Kamloops. Thelma will also be lovingly remembered by her twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Special thanks to the caring staff and friends at Cedarview Lodge. A very special thanks to Dr. R. MacGillivray, Dr. D. Hazlett and the staff of Cedarview Lodge. First Memorial 980-3451
SEWELL, Thomas Samuel. Age 88. Passed away peacefully in his sleep, in West Vancouver, on February 25, 2000. Aptly considered by many as the unofficial "Mayor'' of Horseshoe Bay, he was a founding pioneer of sport fishing in Howe Sound. Survived by his loving wife Laverne; son Dan and wife Marylou; daughter Tricia and husband David Forst; grandchildren, Corrinne Dewitt, Tamara Forst, Megan and Eric Sewell;and three great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his mother Eva, father Dan, brother Arthur and son Rodney. Funeral services to be held at St. Francis in the Woods Anglican Church, West Vancouver, 4773 Picadilly South on Friday, March 3, 2000 at 11:00 am, Interment Capilano View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canadian Institute for the Blind.
LOWE, Ty. Passed away peacefully, February 25, 2000, aged 78. Ty will be sadly missed by Agnes, his cherished wife of 53 years, and by loving daughters Darlene (Bill) Fitzsimons and Debby (Jock) Wood. He was a beloved Grandpa to Shawn, David, Erin, Michael Fitzsimons and Meghan and Kevin Wood. As an older brother he will be missed by siblings Anna, Albert and Eleanor, as well as other relatives and friends. A Memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Highlands United Church. His family would like to thank Dr. David Gray. Also, many thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Lions Gate Hospital for all their loving care. Donations in Ty's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
ALLAN, (nee McLernan) Elizabeth Patricia, "Pat". Born January 28, 1912, Victoria, B.C. Died peacefully in Lions Gate Hospital, February 27, 2000 at age 88, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by husband Bill in 1982. Survived by 2 sons and beloved daughters-in-law Sean and Bonnie Allan of West Vancouver, Grant and Susan Allan of Blaine, Washington, grandchildren Tricia Peters of San Antonio of Texas, Tony Allan of Seattle, Washington, Kate Allan of West Vancouver; and her brother Robert McLernan of Mississauga, Ontario; as well as numerous relatives and friends in Victoria, Vancouver, England and California A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Andrews Cathedral in Victoria on Thursday, March 2, at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Pat's name would be appreciated.
WILLIS, Wyn. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2000. Born in London, England, January 9, 1913 and a long time resident of West Vancouver. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Don, daughter Denny (Nicholson) and sons Dudley and Donald with their spouses Malcolm, Doris and Linda, as well as her eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters Margaret and Cynthia residing in England. Memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2 at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. If you wish, send a donation to a charity of your choice, or flowers to someone dear to you.
BEHNSEN, Frank, William. Born in Vancouver on October 4, 1917.Passed away February 28, 2000 in Lions Gate Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Frank will be deeply missed by Mae his devoted wife and best friend of 59 years, son Larry (Nancy) Behnsen, daughter Joan (Dan) Morrison, sister Thelma (Tom) John of Kelowna, brother-in-law Art Edgar of Nanaimo, and loving grandchildren. Frank was founder and owner of Behnsen Graphics until his retirement in 1979. He was a long standing member of NOMA and has been an active member of the Hollyburn Gyro Club. His kindness and loyal friendship enriched the lives of all who knew him. Heartfelt thanks to the very caring staff at Lions Gate Palliative Care Unit. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 3, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at St. David's United Church, Taylor Way and Upper Levels Hwy. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Gate Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221
GOFORTH, Elaine. In loving memory of Elaine Goforth. Born October 8, 1927. Died February 27, 2000. Survived by her husband Douglas Goforth, daughters Shirley Goforth and Laurie Kay and granddaughters Emma, Madeleine, Jennifer and Miranda. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Davidson and the nursing staff at Inglewood Hospital for their care and loving attention to our mother and wife. Service at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, Saturday, March 4, 2000 at 12:00 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimer's Society.
VOSPER, Joan Mary, age 85. Died on February 26, 2000. She is predeceased by her husband, Desmond, and daughter Sharon. Joan is survived by her children Rodney, David and Mary, and grandchildren and many close friends. Private family arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice are appreciated.
AGOSTI (Stojcic) Maria U. Passed away suddenly February 28, 2000 at the age of 56 years. Maria was a proud scholar, fulfilling a lifelong dream at SFU. Predeceased by her father, Dragutin Survived by her loving family, husband Joe, son Nicolas (Coral), daughters Tina and Nadine, granddaughter Elana Maria, mother Ivanka, brother Charles, lifelong friend Lorraine Janzen, nephews and neices, brothers and sisters-in-law, friends at the Alderian Psych. Assoc. and other friends and relatives. Prayers and a Mass were offered at St. Helen's Church to celebrate Maria's life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Edna Nash Family Education Centre c/o A.P.A.B.C. 874-4614 would be appreciated. Bell Chapel 253-4554
FEE, Aaron Jeffrey. September 21, 1979 - February 29, 2000. A 1998 graduate of Carson Graham Secondary School left us way too soon after a brave two year fight with cancer. At peace with Jesus now. He leaves behind his mother Tara Bell; father Jeff Fee; stepmother Kathy; brother Colin; sisters Leanza, Ashley, Tanya; cousins Michael, Tiffany, Justin; aunts Jeanette, Susan; uncles Gary, Terry; grandparents Noel and Diana Bell in Hawaii; all at Capilano Christian Community; Young Life and friends too many to mention. WE LOVE YOU AARON, FOREVER! Memorial Service at West Vancouver Baptist Church on Monday, March 6, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. Donations may be made to Capilano Christian Community Missions 980-8997