STANNUS - Conrad Joseph. Died at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York on Wednesday, April 12, 2000, aged 44 years, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his greatly loved wife, Suzanne; sons Trevor and Samson of New Jersey; his parents Harold and Fay; his four brothers and seven sisters, Bernard, Martin, Stephen and Andrew, Susanne, Mary Jane, Rachel, Maureen, Sarah, Gabrielle and Genevieve; other extended family members; and many loyal friends. Lovingly remembered by all. In lieu of flowers, Mass remembrances will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Palliative Care Centre at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Edmund's Church, 545 Mahon St., North Vancouver at 10:30 a.m., April 18, 2000.
GUPPY - Hazel V.I. (1900-2000) Born in Victoria, passed away in her 100th year, April 9, 2000 at Evergreen House, North Vancouver. Predeceased by her husband Walter John (1976) and son Jack (1995). Survived by son Bob (Barbara) and daughter Ethel (Jim) Patterson, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grand-children. Our thanks to Dr. M. Davidson and the carinlg nurses and staff of Evergreen House 3 South. Cremation. A memorial service will be held, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22, 2000 at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to Canuck Place or Evergreen House, 3 South Residents Fund would be appreciated. First Memorial 980-3451
SCHELL - Grace Isabella. Much loved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2000 at the age of ninety-six. She is survived by her three children, Margaret van der Linden and husband Jerry of Calgary, Alberta, Jane Cameron and husband Patrick Brabazon of Lund, B.C. and Peter Schell and wife Linda of North Vancouver. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and four nieces. Grace was very active into her 90's in community and church service in West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Kiwanis Care Centre, 2444 Burr Place, North Vancouver, B.C. V7H 3A5, or to a charity of their choice. A memorial service will be held at St. David's United Church located at Taylor Way and Upper Levels Highway in West Vancouver, on Friday, April 28, 2000 at 2:00pm.
WILLIS - Heather (nee Angell). It is with great sadness that the Angell family announce the passing of Heather Willis, age 59 years, on April 4, 2000 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, while on a visit to her sister Valerie and Guru Swami Shankarananda in Mount Eliza, Australia at the Peninsula Meditation Centre (Ashram). Heather reluctantly succumbed to the illness which she had valiantly fought for 11 years. Heather was a longtime member of the Vancouver Real Estate Board where she enjoyed a successful career as a realtor with Henley &Associates Realty Ltd on the North Shore. She encouraged and helped many first time home buyers, who remained her friends and supporters. In recent years Heather had become devoted to meditation and yoga, which transformed her understanding of life and helped her come to peace with herself. Surrounded by friends and family she maintained humour and compassion to the end. Predeceased by her father Arthur in February 1989, she will be sadly missed by mother Billie; daughter Laura; grandsons Dean and Dustin Kroeker; sister Perry MacGregor and partner Ian Dungate; sister Valerie; brothers Duncan, Douglas, Norman and partner Heather; many nieces and nephews. Heather also leaves behind many friends who she loved dearly. A warm loving thank you to Dr. Remick for his many years of support. A memorial service was held at the Ashram in Australia, where Heather's family and Australian friends attended. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
CREELMAN - Arthur Graham. Died peacefully at home April 24, 2000. Survived by his loving wife Maureen, sisters Kay Whitaker and Hazel Dawson, aunt Lyle Creelman and many other relatives, friends, colleagues and students. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the "Art Creelman Scholarship" administered by the North Vancouver High School Education Foundation, 721 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, V7M 2M5. Prayers at 7:00 p.m on Sunday, April 30, 2000; funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2000; both at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 599 Keith Road, West Vancouver (east off Taylor Way) HOLLYBURN FUNERAL HOME 922-1221
CARRIE - Ernest John (Ernie). Passed away peacefully at the Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver on April 24, 2000. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 17, 1920 he is predeceased by his parents Mary and Tom; and brother Thomas. Ernie will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his beloved family: son Russell (Mary); and his devoted grandchildren, Robert, Jordan and Lindsay of Victoria; as well as his son Roger; and daughters Roslyn, Shirley and Leslie (Gerry) French. Ernie served his country overseas with the RCAF where he forged many lifelong friends and memories, especially his time spent in Aliford Bay and Pat Bay prior to going overseas. After the war Ernie had a long and distinguished career in the wholesale drapery industry and was one of the founding members of the Window Coverings Association. Ernie was active throughout his life in many service clubs, minor sports and charities. Each of us has our own special memories of Ernie that we will cherish and that will bring smiles to our hearts. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service to celebrate Ernie's life on Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Ernie's name. "Not lost, but gone before"
BIRTHISTLE - Dorothy. Passed away on Easter Sunday in her 85th year, at home where she loved to be with her daughters Dorcas and Anne. Also deeply missed by her son John (Dawn) and family, her sister Kitty (Ron) in England, and her dear friends Lorna, Mike and famiy. Thank you to her special friend Louise who was always there for her. Fondly remembered by her treasured friends and neighbors. Sincere thanks to Dr. Tom Calder, the staff at L.G.H. Emergency and 2 West, the North Shore Home Care nurses and the B.C. Ambulance Service. Our heartfelt thanks to Mary Gavan R.N. for her loving care and compassion during our mother's final days. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. A lady of warmth and dignity, Dorothy touched the lives of many with her strength, her humour and her kindness. In the words of one of her Sunshine Taxi driver friends, "I don't forget this lady, all my life."
DRIVER - Patricia ''Pat''. Passed away peacefully at home April 20, 2000, aged 33. Remembered by parents Michael and Susan, brother Gord (Leina) their son Ben, sister Cindy (Tim), their children Josie and Jacob; grandmother Billie Carroll, aunts, uncles, cousins and treasured friends. Pat will be remembered for the joy she brought to others and for her caring personality. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2000 at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. FIRST MEMORIAL 980-3451
SPENCE - Georgina Jessie Born March 14, 1960 in Vancouver, B.C. Our daughter and sister passed away Saturday April 22, 2000. Her determined, fiery nature was very evident throughout a difficult struggle. Survived by her parents, Alastair and Helen; sisters, Marylou and Lyn; brother-in-law Dan Sewell; niece Megan Sewell; nephew Eric Sewel; and numerous cousins and friends. Memorial Service to be held Sunday, April 30, 2000 at 2:00 p.m., Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to The Artificial Reef Society, 1905 Ogden Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1A3. The Spence family wishes to express a deep gratitude to Dr. G. Fradet and the Staff of VGH-ICU. HOLLYBURN FUNERAL HOME 922-1221
BURGESS - Jean. Born in Sheffield, England on December 12, 1935. Passed away Easter Saturday, April 22, 2000. Jean is survived by her loving husband Eric, mother Doris, sons Chris and Nick, daughter-in-law Janet with grandchild "to be", sister Mavis, brother-in-law Alex, and brother Roy. Jean's family was her life; she was a wonderful Mom, kind and loving daughter, and devoted wife. Her courage and determination through her battle with M.S. is an inspiration we will all carry for the rest of our lives. The family extends a special thanks to the loving and caring staff at West Vancouver Care Centre and Dr. L. Bard for their support and kindness during this difficult time. A special thank you to Aunty Mavis and Doris and Dennis Woodward. A memorial service for family and close friends will be held at the Boal Chapel of First Memorial in North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the M.S. Society would be greatly appreciated
WORRALL - John Edward (Ed) Walter. Passed into the presence of his Lord, Saturday, April 22, 2000 at the age of 85. Ed will be lovingly missed by his second wife May (nee Elder) and his daughter Beverley Taylor. He was predeceased by his first wife Janet Dora (nee Galpin) in 1971. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2000 at Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver, officiated by Mr. George Galpin, followed by a memorial service and tea, at Hollyburn Christian Fellowship, corner of 14th Street and Duchess Avenue, West Vancouver. Donations in Ed's memory would be gratefully accepted by the Daybreak Point Bible Camp. HANSONS' OSOYOOS FUNERAL HOME (ARBOR VALLEY CHAPEL) entrusted with the care of arrangements. 1-250-495-2900
BURGES - Elma Bernice. Passed away peacefully April 20, 2000 aged 86. Predeceased by husband Frank. Elma is survived by sons Peter and Stephen and their respective families. Graveside service to be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2000 at North Vancouver Cemetery (Lillooet Road). A gathering for family and friends will be held following the service at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. First Memorial 980-3451
FOSTER - Alan E., of Parksville B.C. Passed away at the Nanaimo Regional Hospital April 15, 2000. Alan is survived by: his loving wife, Bev; son Danny, North Vancouver; daughter Lorraine (Lorrie), Burnaby; brother Bud (Nancy), Whiterock; sisters Pat Kurmey, Burnaby and Ruth (Merv) Gardiner, Kelowna; numerous nieces and nephews and his favourite cat "Taffy". The family extends special thanks to the staff of the 1st floor at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and Dr. G. Loughead for his care and kindness. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. Donations in Alan's memory may be made to the B.C. Lung Association, P.O. Box 34009, Postal Station D, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 9Z9. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221
CRAWFORD, Alexander - born in Fraserburgh, Scotland April 12, 1912. Passed away April 14, 2000 in Edmonton, Alberta. Predeceased by his son Gordon Crawford, survived by his grandchildren, Catherine and David Crawford. He was a special grandfather who left us with many sweet memories and will be much missed. Wonderful memories woven in gold. These are the memories we tenderly hold. Deep in our hearts his memory is kept. To love, to cherish and never forget. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2000 at the Boal Chapel of First Memorial, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to Movement Disorders, c/o Parkinson's Research, Client UBC, 2221 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver. V6T 2B5, 822-7660 would be appreciated. First Memorial 980-3451
JENEREAUX - Paul. On April 13, 2000 at North Vancouver, B.C. age 63. Lovingly remembered by wife Irene; sister Rosemarie, Weston, Ontario, Canada; sister Brenda, Lantana, Florida, U.S.A.; family and friends in Canada and Great Britain. ...There are in the end three things that last: faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 My sincere thanks and gratitude to Doctor David Langley and staff who cared, my many friends and neighbours for their help and condolences in supporting me in the recent bereavements of my mother Catherine age 89, April 5, 2000 and husband Paul, April 13, 2000. Irene Jenereaux
BIRCH-JONES - H.R. (Ron). Born February 21, 1929. Died peacefully at home in Qualicum Beach, B.C. May 3, 2000 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Nancy, his first wife Ruth and their three children; Vivian (Ian), Peter (Lori) and Heather (Wayne); brother Peter (Sonia) and his five children. Ron loved life, his pals and his dog. He will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. His humour was appreciated by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at St. Marks Anglican Church, 138 Hoy Lake Rd, Qualicum Beach, B.C. on Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the S.P.C.A. would be appreciated. Private cremation arrangements entrusted to Parksville Funeral Chapel, Cemetery and Crematorium, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parkville, B.C. (250-248-4644)
RHONE - Derek (Dick). Born in Wales on January, 23, 1944. Passed away suddenly and peacefully at home in North Vancouver on Tuesday, May 2, 2000. Survived by his sons Michael and Timothy. Lovingly remembered by Susan, John, Alan, Karen, Moe and his friends at the Stroke Club, Molly and Jim Nicholas and by numerous family and friends in Vancouver and Wales. Also survived by his faithful companion "Molson". A memorial service will be held at the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver, Wednesday May 10, 2000 at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart &Stroke Association.
SPRATT - Bill (Capt. William Nicolson, Retired). Beloved father, grandfather and friend died suddenly at home at the age of 83 years. He was born on June 15, 1916 in Castor, Alberta. Predeceased by his loving wife LeMoyne (Landvik). Bill is survived by his daughters Linda, Laurel (David) and cherished grandchildren Graeme (Rachel), Andrew, Kelsey and Jesse. As a youth in Castor, his lifelong passion for flying was ignited when a touring barnstorm flyer buzzed the local high school. Dad's career as a pilot began with the RCAF in World War II and continued for 33 years with Air Canada. After retirement Dad focused his talents, energy and commitment to being a volunteer. He was a founding member of and diligent contributor to his co-op apartment complex, a Kiwanian, a devoted member of his United Church congregation and an active participant in a variety of aviation associations. His other favorite pastime was walking on the West Van sea wall. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and a wide circle of colleagues. A memorial service in celebration of our father's life is to be held at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave, at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2000. Flowers gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Camp Fircom Society, Arthritis Society or a charity of your choice. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221