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BRITISH COLUMBIA - North Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 75

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Date: Thursday, 22 December 2016, at 3:27 a.m.

PARFITT - Gib (Brian Shea Gilbert). Passed through life's door to Heaven's Gate. There he rests peacefully, eternally. October 14, 2000, age 45. He is survived by his sisters Patricia and Marjie, brothers Danny and Howard and their loved spouses, all his nieces and nephews, and a multitude of friends and acquaintances. The family invite you to join them in a celebration of life in honour of Gib at one of his favourite places, Cates Park on Friday, October 20, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. Please bring your words of laughter and love about Gib, so we can share these expressions together, to let him know collectively how much we loved him. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart Fund.

FRANCIS - Debbie Aileen. Born in North Vancouver on March 5, 1953. Passed away suddenly at Lions Gate Hospital on Friday, October 13, 2000. Predeceased by her husband Lee. Survived by her parents Hugh Rose and Jean Bamford. Lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Debbie worked at the Capilano Golf and Country Club for 30 years. Debbie also had a special love for animals and Bull Terrier dogs in particular. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Knight and the Lions Gate Hospital I.C.U. staff for their care and support. A memorial service will be held at St. Richards Anglican Church, 1398 W. 15th St, North Vancouver on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial donations to Lions Gate Hospital or to the Pacific Assistants Dog's Society. First Memorial 980-3451

GUERIN - William Norman (Bill). Born September 7, 1930. Passed away October 14, 2000. Elder of the Musqueam First Nation. Predeceased by sons Dan and Timothy, parents Edward and Amy, sisters Noni and Barbara. Survived by loving wife Jill, sons Bill (Sharon) and Jeff (Louann), grandchildren Nicholas, Jacob, Shane and Jessica, and sisters Janet (Larry) and Diane and many loving relatives and friends. Memorial service and reception to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday October 20, 2000, North Lonsdale United Church, Osborne and Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to Heart &Stroke Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated .

von ROSENBACH - Marie (nee Dournovo). Born on March 17, 1903 in Moscow, Russia. Died November 28, 2000 in Vancouver, B.C. Predeceased by husband Ulrich in 1943 and sisters Barbara Cochkanoff, Anna Sharpe, Natasha Bartlett, Sonia de Grandmaison and brother Peter Dournovo. Lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Elizabeth Leonard (Lionel), Burnaby, B.C., Irene von Rosenbach/ Johnston, North Vancouver, B.C.; son-in-law Wes Johnston, 100 Mile House, B.C.; six grandchildren, Ron Leonard (Bev), Fred Leonard (Esther), David Johnston (Donna), Nadine Phillips, Jamie Johnston (Jan), Leah Mottershead (Colin), 13 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Elya Dournovo North Vancouver, B.C.; sister Sasha Brown Prince George, B.C.; nieces and nephews. Memorial service at Willingdon Church, 4812 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, December 6, 2000 at 1:30 p.m.

BROLLY - Robert George Brolly, West Vancouver Police Chief (retired) of North Vancouver, B.C. passed away on November 28, 2000. Dad was born August 16, 1927 in Northern Ireland. He is survived by only son and best friend Clark (Janine), his "pride and joy" granddaughters Chantelle and Alicia, and ex-wife Betty. Dad dedicated 44 years to the police force. Starting out in Ireland with the Royal Ulster Constabulary, he came to Canada in 1952 where he served in Edmonton and West Vancouver (30 years). Dad had a lifelong passion and commitment to coaching kids baseball and soccer, and was well known for welcoming all kids on his team. His kind and generous nature was one of his many great qualities that later entered him into the local Sports Hall of Fame. Thanks to Dr. Mayo and the ICU staff at Lions Gate Hospital. There will be a celebration of Dad's life at the North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave, on Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or any children's charity would be appre-ciated. When Irish Eyes are Smiling!

FARNAN - Anne Helen Greig (Wheldon). Peacefully at home on November 28, 2000 surrounded by her loving family. Born November 27, 1917 in Mukden, Manchuria, a resident of West Vancouver since 1948. Anne is survived and sadly missed by Francis, her loving husband of 62 years; children John (Vilailuxa), Christine Axmann (Thomas), Duncan (Deborah), Robert (Anne); grandchildren Ben, Stephanie, Robert Arthur, David, Fiona, Iain, Katherine and Keara; sister Rhoda, brother Iain and nieces and nephew in the U.K.; and by her many friends. Funeral service will be held at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, West Vancouver, on Monday, December 4, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. Special thanks to the staff of the North Shore Palliative Care Program for their compassion and assistance. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice would be appropriate.

PETERSEN - Aase "Osa". Passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on November 22, 2000. She left behind a close and loving family and caring friends. We shall all miss her. Sincere thanks to all the nurses, volunteers and doctors for their care and concern for Osa. "Our family chain keeps breaking and nothing means the same. But as God calls us one by one our chain will link again." Until that time we will treasure the memories. In lieu of flowers donations greatly appreciated to the Lions Gate Hospital Palliative Care or the B.C. Cancer Society.

GRUBBE - John Rouleau. Passed away suddenly on November 24, 2000 in his 89th year at the West Van Care Centre. He leaves his loving wife Barbara of 61 years; daughter Penny (David); son John Carrington (Grubbe) wife Leslie; and six grandchildren. His sister Barbara lives in Smith Falls, Ontario. During WWII he served in the Navy, he then spent his business life in sales as well as owning his own paper company. He was a past member of the RVYC and the West Vancouver Kiwanis. The family wish to thank the staff of the West Van Care Centre for their care and kindness. A service will be held at St. Stephen's Church, 885 - 22nd St, West Vancouver on Thursday November 30, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

CUNNINGHAM - Leonard Alexander. Passed away peacefully at the Lions Gate Hospital with his loving family at his side. He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife of over sixty years, Helen; daughter Dawne (Bill); son Roger (Jane Thomas); nine treasured grandchildren: Lianne, Lana, Ryan and Shannon Sullivan; Tessa Cunningham; Kristie McKee, James, Jennifer and Stephen Waddell. Born in New Westminster on September 6, 1914, where his family were pioneers from the 1880's, he became associated with the automotive industry at an early age - advancing to become President of Western Warehouse Dist. Ltd., as well as becoming Canadian President of A.W.D.A. Mr. Cunningham served with the R.C.E.M.E., in the Canadian Forces, and was stationed in Ottawa to supervise the production of his invention, "Cunningham Cam Angle Gauge". His brother, Ted, was lost at sea in the mid Atlantic during the escort duty by the Canadian Naval ship "H.M.C.S. Margaree" in September 1940. While in Ottawa, he wrote articles for the Canadian Army Motors magazine, in conjunction with Len Norris and his cartoons. A celebration of his life will be at the home of Dawne and Bill Waddell (phone: 939-2988), on Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

PETERS - Walter Charles "Wallie". Born in Vancouver on August 8, 1918. Passed away at home in West Vancouver on November 10, 2000. Wallie Peters was a well known musician who performed in Canada, the US and several parts of the World, producer of live radio programs at CJOR, documentary film producer, and BCTV television broadcaster. He served as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force throughout World War II, in Canada and overseas. Survived by his loving wife Joyce; daughter Carolyn Peters; grandchildren Steven, Geoffrey and Heather; brother J.R. (Ray) Peters and sister-in-law Heidi Peters; Aunt Gertrude Peters; many nephews and nieces and extended family members. Wallie was lovingly remembered by family, friends and colleagues at a blessing on November 24, 2000 at Capilano View Cemetery in West Vancouver followed by a special tribute to his life held at the Hollyburn Country Club. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1212 Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3V2 would be greatly appreciated.

JAMES - Jean Margaret, of North Vancouver, B.C. Passed away on November 25, 2000, age 76. Jean was a proud member of the Squamish Nation. Survived by two sons, Robert (Lorrie), Clyde (Sue); two daughters, Cathy (Bill), Ina, (Jim); twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and many other relatives and dear friends . Prayers will be offered on Wednesday, November 29, 2000, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 424 W. Espla-nade, North Vancouver, B.C. with Funeral Mass following also at St. Paul's on Thursday, November 30, 2000, 10:30 a.m., Father Vince LaPlante officiating. Cremation. Hinds Funeral Service (604) 892-3683

BANCROFT - Wilfred. Age 84. Died, after a short illness, on November 27, 2000, at Lions Gate Hospital. His family is grateful that his passing was peaceful and that they had an opportunity to share the beginning of his greatest journey with him. He is survived by Daphne, his wife of 60 years; his son Ted; and three daughters Mary, Gwenn and Anne, their spouses; his brother John; and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom have loved him dearly. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church at 10th and St. Georges in North Vancouver at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2000. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Andrew's United Church Memorial Fund or to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be gratefully accepted.

PARKINS - Richard. Passed away suddenly at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. He is survived by his mother Olga; brother Roy (Audree) and brother Gord. Memorial Service to be held Friday, December 1, 2000 at 12 noon at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver.

WRIGHT - Jean Armstrong. Passed away peacefully on November 27, 2000 at Evergreen House in North Vancouver. Born August 22, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta. Jean was predeceased by her husband Gordon; her brother Murray; sisters Doris and Marjorie. She is survived by her loving sister Marion, two nieces, one nephew and sister-in-law Marjorie. She will be sadly missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 1, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, followed by a reception at the Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

OSBORNE - Patricia Belle. Born in Vancouver, B.C. on September 5, 1927. Passed away at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver on Saturday, November 25, 2000. Survived by her daughters, Terry Osborne, Debby Jones and Kim Johnston (Lee); grandchildren, Rehan and Samara Jones and by her sister Nora Hvass. Predeceased by her brother Ralph Dunn. Lovingly remembered by her family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Boal Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver on Thursday November 30, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lung Association. FIRST MEMORIAL - 980-3451

ROWNTREE - Gordon Beveridge of West Vancouver, B.C. Born in Toronto, Ontario on August 19, 1916. He passed away in Inglewood Hospital on November 17, 2000 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Predeceased by his parents and sister Laurel, he leaves his wife Elsie of fifty-three years; daughter Kathy (Dave) and son David (Tina); granddaughter Laura and grandsons Kevin, Peter, Christopher and Andrew; brother Don; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gordon was a graduate of Kitsilano High School, and a member of Boys Parliament and the Arts Club. Gordon was involved in local civic and political activities in West Vancouver. He was the first President of the British Properties Home Owners Association, editor of the Tally Ho newsletter and a West Vancouver Alderman for seven years. He was a founding member of St. David's United Church. He was also active in many business organizations and was Past President of Ad and Sales Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade and Past President of the Vancouver Executives Association. His business career in the advertising and public relations field included nine years with James Lovick Advertising before founding his own ad agency in the early 1960's, which he ran successfully for over 25 years. A special thank you to the nurses and caregivers for their loving care at Inglewood Hospital and Dr. L. Ng. In lieu of flowers, donations to B.C. Parkinson's Disease Association, #600 - 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1K4. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2000 at St. David's United Church, 1525 Taylor Way and Upper Levels Highway, West Vancouver.

CLARE - George Tice. Peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on November 13, 2000. Born in Roslin, Hastings County, Ontario on November 9, 1904. He was predeceased by his wife Gertrude Helen (Bunny) in 1990. He is survived by sister Dorothy Clarke of Toronto, by his two daughters Eleanor Epp (Norman) of London, Ontario and Alison Crawford (Jack) of West Vancouver, by his six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren in London, Ottawa, Toronto, North Vancouver, Parksville and Victoria, and by many loving relatives in the Belleville area in Ontario. Tice was a longtime teacher in Toronto, and moved to Vancouver in 1964 upon retirement where, until his death, he continued to enjoy his family, many friends, his garden, golf, swimming, cycling, and his love of nature and the outdoors. Cremation. Memorial service 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2000, conducted by Rev. Norman Archer at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, V7S 1H3. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

THORNE - Doreen Louise. Born in Victoria on June 13, 1923. Passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2000 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Our grateful thanks to the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital for the excellent care she received. She is survived by her loving sister June (Rowland) Murray; nieces Linda and her daughters Kelly and Laura Parkinson, Michele and her sons Jonathan and Christian Morgan; nephews Brian and Kim Murray. Memorial service to be held Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver with Pastor Larry Denef presiding. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gloria Dei Memorial Fund.

NELSON - Darlene Joan (nee Nahanee) of North Vancouver, B.C. Passed away on November 23, 2000, age 55. Darlene was a proud member of the Squamish Nation. Survived by her husband Joseph Nelson, four sons, three daughters, and ten grandchildren, all of North Vancouver. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and many other relatives and dear friends. Prayers will be offered on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 424 W. Esplanade, North Vancouver, B.C. with Funeral Mass following also at St. Paul's on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. Father Vince LaPlante officiating. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to BC Children's Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver B.C. V6H 3V4, would be gratefully accepted. Hinds Funeral Service (604) 892-3683

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