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BRITISH COLUMBIA - North Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 67

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BAKER, Anna Catherine (Kay) Born in Donkin, Nova Scotia on July 26, 1915. Passed away peacefully May 1, 2000. Predeceased by brothers James, Alec, John Nicholson and sister Saretta Rogers. Kay is survived by her loving son Sydney (Karen), brother Edwin Nicholson, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Kay spent many years working at L.G.H. During her retirement years she volunteered actively. "NO DUST GATHERED ON KAY'S SHOES.'' The Bakers would like to extend their thanks to Evergreen House for the love and support of their staff, residents and their families. Memorial service for family and friends will be held at North Lonsdale United Church on May 8, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. "TOO DEARLY LOVED TO BE FORGOTTEN"

CARSTENS - C. Waldemar. Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at age 92. He will be dearly missed by his wife Lieselotte; children Rose (Andres), Claus (Audrey), Iriss (Jim); seven grandchildren, Jose Andres, Michael, Claus, Pamela, Iris, Jessica and Ryan. Memorial Service May 6, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

SPRATT - Bill (Capt. William Nicholson, 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

BARBOUR - Nikki. Fought a courageous battle with cancer. Gone to meet her Dad on April 30, 2000. Survived by loving husband Bill; her children Debbie (Tony), Jeff; stepdaughters Lara (Chris), Sabina; granddaughter Hijera; brother Dan &Elaine; niece Chandra; nephew Sean. Best friend Lesley (Charlie), former husband Ken and her mom. She will be greatly missed. Celebration of Nikki's life will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at 1877 Bowser Ave, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.

ENNIST - Michael Spencer. Beloved husband, father, son and friend, died suddenly on April 30, 2000, at age 55. Survived by his mother Margaret; wife Violet; daughters Michelle (Graham) and Theresa; sisters Susan (Rusty), Maggie; and brother Mark. We will never forget those big bear hugs. Rest in peace big guy, say Hi! to Elvis and Bob. No Service. Gathering of family and friends May 5, 2000 at 6:00 p.m. at 572 Granada Crescent, North Vancouver.

McQUAID - WillIam Sampson (Bill) McQuaid was born in Southey, Saskatchewan, June 8, 1923 and taken from us as a result of an accident April 26, 2000 while vacationing in Spain with Marie, his best friend and beloved wife of 52 years. Our memories of Bill are filled with the many legacies he leaves behind. For us, his children, his greatest gift of all is the large and inseparable family that are gathered to remember his life. Wendy (Chris), Bruce (Hettie), Brian (Pat), Bill (Katie) and Kathleen (Terry); grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Jonathan and Emily; Sarah, Meghan and Sean; Courtney and Kyle; Cody and Luke; and the many, many friends who have become family over the years and whose kindness and support are helping us through this difficult time. Dad's devotion to giving back to society and the community began with his joining the Royal Canadian Navy as a young officer on the corvette "Oakville" during the Second World War. He served with distinction throughout the duration of the war. He moved to Vancouver in 1946 and began a long and successful career in the investment industry. Eventually evolving into his own firm, William S. McQuaid &Associates, carrying on business in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Even after attempting to retire, he continued to work on special projects for friends until he was suddenly taken from us. Bill did a masterful job of balancing his family time with his charity work and business endeavors. among his many charitable activities, which began with the YMCA and included the West Vancouver Foundation, CNIB, United Way and Vancouver Community College. He truly cherished his involvement with the British Columbia Children's Hospital, which began in 1978. As Chairman of both the hospital board and the Children's Hospital Foundation, he was also a founding influence in the creation of the Children's Miracle Network Telethon and other fundraising events that have raised millions of dollars over the years. He helped bring special life to the Hospital which has become a vibrant, world class institution. Bill will be remembered for his many good works and his honesty and integrity as a business leader in Vancouver for over 50 years. His family will remember a man whose heart knew no bounds. His kindness, generosity and humor inspired two generations and Bill and Marie's home created an extended family that far exceeded the five children they raised together. For the many generations that will not have the opportunity to meet "Poppa", they will at last know him through the legacy he leaves behind. Our lives are enriched by having been touched by this great and good man. A Memorial Service will be held at West Vancouver United Church at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000. In celebration of Bill's life, the McQuaid family kindly requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of Dad's main passions, the British Columbia Children's Hospital.

NEWMAN - Rene. Age 77 years, of North Vancouver. Passed away April 28, 2000. Rene is survived by his loving family, wife Pamela; daughter Ellen Scoretz; granddaughter Megan and brothers and sisters. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at the North Vancouver Cemetery, top of Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. Safely in Jesus' Arms

ALLAN - William Bruce. Passed away peacefully April 25, 2000 at Evergreen House (while being comforted by his loving sister-in-law, Juanita Allan), following a courageous struggle with complications due to diabetes. Born September 4, 1920 in Calgary, Alberta, He was predeceased by his brother and best friend Don and brothers Doug and Harry. His great heart and tremendous sense of humour will be dearly missed by his children; Nancy, Mike, Patti, Gina; daughter-in-law Janis; son-in-law David; grandchildren, Jason, Jeromey, Jessica, Kimberley and Johnathon; sisters-in-law Juanita, Betty Hair; godson, Noah; and many beloved nieces and nephews, their families and friends. A former World War Two Veteran, Bruce joined the Royal Canadian Navy (1939-1946) where he was commissioned as Chief Petty Officer and Engine Artificer on the HMCS' Cobalt and Kitchener, Corvettes, escorting convoys on the "Triangle" and "Atlantic" Runs. He also escorted convoys in the English Channel. He also was a member of the V.N.V.A. Co-owner of Allan and Borrie Construction, Bruce was one of the forerunners in development and construction on the North Shore. Later Bruce embarked upon a successful career as a realtor in the Capilano Highlands for more than forty years and was a many time member of the Realtors Medallion Club. His passion for music and love of the trombone were exemplified through his innumerable musical accomplishments and endeavors from marching bands to big bands. Please join us to celebrate "Uncle Bruce's" life at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 6, Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver. Party at 7:30 p.m. Masonic Hall, 1763 Bellevue, West Vancouver (at 17th). We invite you to bring your favorite instrument for informal jam session. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Evergreen House, Floor 2/South. (Lions Gate Hospital), or the Diabetes Association, in memory of Bruce Allan.

REID - Gerald Andrew. (President and Director of Equitable Real Estate Investment Corporation Ltd.) Born in Viking, Alberta on May 17, 1927. Passed away suddenly at home in North Vancouver on Sunday, April 30, 2000. Survived by his loving companion, Margery Brown; his children, Diane Bowers (Brent) and Michael Reid (Brenda); and by his grandsons, Joshua and Jason Reid. Predeceased by his wife Esther. Lovingly remembered by his family and friends. One of Gerry's loves, was to watch his horses run at The Track. A memorial service will be held at the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver on Friday, May 5, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to the charity of your choice.

WOODARD - M. Isabel (nee Coy). Passed away April 30, 2000 at the age of 79. Survived by her children: Norma Mitchell (John), Evie Gale (Van), Julie McClure (Al), Ted Woodward; son-in-law Skip Seymour; brother Arthur (Margaret); and their families. Predeceased by her beloved husband Norman, daughter Mary Seymour, grandson David Seymour and daughter-in-law Erbby Wawryk. Isabel was born and raised in North Vancouver and will be fondly remembered by her wide circle of friends from her many activities in the community. Mom was the epitome of a lady - a devoted spouse, a loving mother, active in her church, a dedicated volunteer and a steadfast friend. A memorial service and reception will be held at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver on Sunday, May 7, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, donations to a favorite charity in Isabel's memory would be appreciated. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

RUPPRECHT - Helga Margarete Selma (nee Konig). Passed away peacefully after a three year odyssey with Multiple Systemic Atrophy on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at age 67. Predeceased by her brother, Dietmar. Survived by her ex-husband Heinrich of North Vancouver, her children: Gerold (Manon Perrin) and their children Axel and Yannis, Brigitte (Alan Tin) and their children Caleb, Domonique, and Emmanuel, Hans-Christian (Corinne nee Romein) and their children Nicolaas, Anastasia, and Sophia, Susanne (Marc Smith), and Deiter (Donna Joe). Born on August 9, 1932 in Frankenstein/Silesia, Germany. She trained as a seamstress /tailor, married and emigrated to Canada in 1957. She lived in Frankenstein, Bad Landeck, Nienburg, Hannover, Duesseldorf, Montreal, Grand Rapids, Winnipeg, Mica Creek, and Ruzomberok and since 1961 she has been a resident of the North Shore. Helga will always be remembered for her faith in God, love of her family and friends and her many talents in serving others. Helga, Mom, and Oma 'Cedes will be sadly missed by her family and friends; however, we are relieved she is resting in the peace of Christ. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2000 at the St. Markus Lutheran Church, 1573 East 18th Ave, Vancouver. Reception will follow to celebrate her life . In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Parkinson's Disease Association or charity of your choice are appreciated.

ZIMMAR - Lila Josephine (nee Ray). Died peacefully on May 9, 2000 at the age of 81 in Seattle, WA. Predeceased by husband Joseph in 1997. Survived by her children, David (Gilda), Michael (Mary Lynn); grandchildren David and Sascha; brothers Joseph (Margaret), William (Sylvia); nephews, Jeffrey, Michael and Joseph; neices, Jacqueline Maureen, Cathy and Lisa. Lovingly remembered forever.

COLPITTS - Barbara Bain. Peacefully completed her life's journey on May 11, 2000, 9 days before her 90th birthday. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Frank of 65 years; children Grant, Jane, Lynne and Ron; six grandchildren Jillian, Carolynne, Jennifer, Ian, Blake and Bradley; six great-grandchildren; sister Isa; as well as many other relatives and friends. Special thanks to the staff at West Van Care Centre. Memorial service will be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

MacCDONALD - Hazel Adelaide. (nee Moore). Born November 20, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Passed away quietly at Lions Gate Hospital, May 9, 2000, surrounded by her family. She made an indelible imprint on the lives of her husband Alastair; her three daughters Heather, Jan and Frankie; her sons-in-law Rob Arseneault, Howard Petrook and Barry Black; her six grandchildren, Hayley, Justin, Shonna, Meghan, Jeff and Sandy; her brother Ken Moore; her friends; and the countless number of people in the world who never knew her personally, but were beneficiaries of her carinig charitable values. Hazel served overseas with the R.C.A.F. W-Debs show, which toured throughout Britain and Europe from 1944 to 1946 entertaining the air force personnel. She met and married Al in England. They had lived in the same neighbourhood, graduating from Kelvin High School, Winnipeg, but it took their service in the Air Force to bring them together for life. She was always a dependable, giving, fair, supporting, comforting, and steady guiding strength to her family. On Hazel and Al's 55th wedding anniversary, April 14, 2000 she reflected on her almost 79 years of life, and felt she had had a great life, a good marriage, children she could be proud of, the joy of grandchildren, worldwide travel, and now her quieter days surrounded by family, close remaining friends, and her garden. She often said that, "Life is what happens while you are making other plans", and now, "life" has taken this special woman of ours. A memorial gathering will be held Friday, May 12, 2000 with family and close friends in her West Vancouver home and beloved garden. In lieu of flowers, a donation, in her name, to her charity of choice, Operation Eyesight, would be appreciated. Operation Eyesight: 307-101 E.29th St, North Vancouver, V7L 1B3. 1-800-585-8265 Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

WAINWRIGHT - (Rod) P.R. Passed away peacefully May 4, 2000 at Lions Gate Hospital. Predeceased by wife Daphne. Survived by daughter Wendy (Bruce) Murdoch, son Philip (Pat) and grandchildren Matt, Rob and Simon. Rod will be sorely missed by many other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000 at St. Catherines Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

CARMAN - Edward. Passed away May 4, 2000 in North Vancouver at the age of 68. Survived by his loving partner Patricia Lamb; her children Leigh, Curtis, Caleen and family friends. Loving father of Wendy, Michael and Steven; and grandchildren. Also survived by his sister Lilian and brother-in-law John, nephew Sean, niece Nicole and their parents, niece Rhonda in Alberta, as well as numerous friends and associates. No service by his request. First Memorial 980-3451

BATES - Margaret Alice (Hampton). Born December 7, 1932 in Drumheller, Alberta. Died peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital, May 7, 2000. Sadly missed by her children, David (Lorina), Susan and Peter, grandchildren, Sean, Chelsey, Christopher, Ryan, Kerry and Kevin; sisters Joan, Shirley and Beverley, and brother Gerald and their families. Memorial service to be held at the Boal Chapel, North Vancouver, B.C. at 2:00 p.m., May 12, 2000. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers it would be appreciated if donations were sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.

DOWNS - Nicholas Ian. Just 16 years old, died suddenly in a car accident on the Upper Levels Highway in the early hours of Sunday, May 7, 2000. Nick is survived by his parents Ian and Debbie, little sister Lauren, grandparents Jean Downs, Noreen Butt, and Stan Nicholson, uncles, aunts and cousins. He was truly a lovely young man, our Nick. He weathered more than a few storms in his short life with grace, dignity and tremendous sensitivity. We are all going to miss him. Nick's family would like to express how touched they are at the overwhelming outpouring of love and support Nick's friends and our community have shown. Thank you. A memorial service will be held for Nick at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2000 at West Vancouver United Church, 21st Street and Esquimalt, West Vancouver. Reception to follow in the Church Hall. If you'd like to do something in Nick's name, donations may be made to the North Shore Search and Rescue Society.
Sleep now, sweet boy

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