CUTHBERT - John James
Passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2005. Dear husband of 57 years to Agnes. Cherished father of Lee (Linda) and Marie. Grandfather of Denise (Ryan), Suzanne, Michelle (Vic) and Brent; great-grandfather of Kayla, Antonio and Quinton. He will be sadly missed by his three brothers, two sisters, their families and his many friends. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the BC Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family.
INGO - Elizabeth Joan (nee White)
passed away peacefully on November 13, 2005 at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, surrounded by her family. She will be survived by Ken, her beloved husband for 43 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Steven (Julie) and daughter, Janet (Ralph) Stringer. She is also survived by her brothers, Jim (Mary), Bill and John (Millie) White. Dear grandmother of Cameron and Annie Ingo and Sadie Stringer. Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Janet White. Born in Oshawa on November 12, 1937. Graduate of the University of Toronto, 1961 in Physical and Occupational Therapy. Joan dedicated her life to her family, both in West Vancouver and at the cottage in Kenora. Missed by her curling friends at Hollyburn Country Club and the golfing ladies at Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Joan's life will occur at the family home. In lieu of flowers, a donation to be the BC Cancer Foundation or the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
MCFADYEN - (Nee Dukes) Mary (Molly) Louisa
beloved mother, grandmother and sister born June 13th, 1911, Saltcoats, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, BC on November 15th, 2005. Long time resident of West Vancouver. Pre-deceased by husband Gordon. Survived by sisters, Mable Machan and Mae Carruthers; daughter Marilyn Sutherland (Gary); son Paul McFadyen (Susan); grand children; Ainsley, Erin, Scott, Cameron (Kirsten), Kelly, Joe; and many nieces, nephews, inlaws and good friends. Mary was raised in Melfort, Saskatchewan and came to Vancouver as a young woman where she met and married Gordie and raised their family while enjoying a career with the Department of Transport. Her favorite times were spent at the family summer home in Point Roberts, Washington, and reading and socializing around the pool at Seaview Gardens. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, November 26th, 2005, 11: 00 AM at West Vancouver United Church, 21st and Esquimalt, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital ER Campaign. We love you and miss you.
VAN COOTEN - Emily Winifred. September 20, 1948 November 7, 2005. Many thanks to all who supported Emily during her brave battle with cancer. Memorial service to be held at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver on Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 2:00 pm. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
BULLEN - Margaret Winifred
nee Pamplin, died peacefully in her home in North Vancouver on November 14th 2005, aged 91. Margaret was born in Vancouver on June 19th 1914. She enjoyed a happy childhood in Vancouver, attending Florence Nightingale and Charles Dickens elementary schools, and graduating from King Edward High School. During WWII, Margaret served with St. John Ambulance Brigade in Vancouver as a first aid attendant. She was an excellent first aider. She married Harry Bullen in March 1946, following his discharge from the Royal Canadian Navy. She enjoyed good health throughout her life, and never saw a doctor from 1947, when her daughter Carol was born, until she was well past 80. Predeceased by her husband Harry in 1970, Margaret is survived by her daughter Carol and an extensive network of cousins. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. November 23, 2005 at St. John's Anglican Church, 13th Street & Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver.
STEVENS - Florence L. (Sally)
born May 20, 1919 in Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully on November 15, 2005. Sally was a long time North Shore resident and for many years active at Hollyburn Country Club in diving & synchronized swimming. Sally is survived by her sister Gertie Atchison of Duncan, B.C., brother Ray Swift of West Vancouver, her 3 children, daughter Roxanna Nickels of Michigan, son Howie Stevens of North Vancouver, daughter Cinde Stevens of West Vancouver, her two grand daughters, Alisha Matherne of Salt Spring Island, Chanelle Matherne of West Vancouver, niece Lorna Atchison of Vancouver, cousin Richard Ford of Richmond, daughter in law Kim Stevens and son in law Frank Nickels. Sally will be dearly missed by family, friends, care givers Roz, Josie, Jane and Anna, neighbours Brenda,Tom, Cameron and Colby and her beloved dog BG. Services to be announced.
SMITH Victor Abel, Sr. "Rankins"
July 21, 1931 - Nov. 2, 2005
Survived by his wife Geraldine Joseph. Victor will be greatly misses by all his family and friends. He has always shared his knowledge and experience.
SIMINGTON - Thomas William
Born in Kitsilano, Vancouver, October 22, 1911. Long time resident of North Vancouver, passed away peacefully in North Vancouver on April 22, 2007. Thomas was predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Helen May (Stebbings) in 2005. He was also predeceased by his parents Thomas Simington and Charlotte Adele Simpson, siblings: Lee, David, Frank, Irene and Lillian and more recently predeceased by his niece Virginia Jewell. Thomas is survived by his children, Audrey Lundie (Roger), Michael Simington (Barbara), and Sheila Morissette (Mark). Also survived by his grandchildren Heather, David, Carolyn, Clay, Charles, Garth, Trevor, Jonathan, Justin, and Kevin as well as great grandchildren Michael and Haleigh. Thomas attended Kitsilano High School and was a member of their first graduation class in 1929. He worked in Ocean Falls for a time and was a long time employee of HA Simons Ltd., Vancouver. Tom built his home in the Pemberton Heights neighbourhood of North Vancouver where he lived for over 50 years. He also built a cabin at Emerald Estates, Whistler where he spent many happy years. Tom and Helen enjoyed many years of retirement traveling as snow birds each winter to the desert areas of Southern California and Arizona. A true Renaissance man, Tom enjoyed chemistry, physics, water colour painting, sailing, inventing, stone masonry, music and poetry. As the youngest of a family of six, his passing marks the end of an era and generation. Special thanks to his long time doctor Mel Bruchet and caregivers from Loving Home Care who allowed him to stay in his home these past two years. A celebration of his life at 12 o'clock, noon on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at the home of Audrey and Roger Lundie at 2290 Badger Road in North Vancouver. Call 604 929 7164 for directions.
STEPHEN, CHEYNE 'Billy' Ernest
born October 27, 1930 in the Port Coquitlam hospital, passed away peacefully in Eagle Ridge Hospital, Port Moody February 19, 2007. He was predeceased by his wife Doreen, his sister Elizabeth Fern, and his mother Beryl Stephen and father William Cheyne Stephen. He will be missed dearly by his brother Tom. He leaves behind his daughters Dallas and Susan, his son Doug, his granddaughter and grandsons, his nieces and nephew as well as many other friends and family. Cheyne loved reading a good book and listening to good music as well as walking and feeding the birds at Rocky Point. He touched many hearts and many people touched his as well. At his request, Funeral Services will not be held. Donations, in his honour, can be made to the SPCA, Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Cancer Society and Eagle Ridge Hospital.
ELLIS - Donald Peter "Don"
April 5, 1962 - April 18, 2007
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Don, as a result of a boating accident on Kootenay Lake, BC on April 18th. He is survived by his 4 brothers, Roy (Liz), Gary (Sandra), Raymond (Shannon) and Wesley (Tracy); sister, Sandra Simpson (Brian); nieces, Pam, Christine, Gillian, Janice, Shelby, Jenna and Kaleigh; and his by parents, Stan and Mary Ellis. Don was born in 1962, he was raised in Beach Grove and attended school in Tsawwassen, BC. In his adult life he owned and operated a local cleaning company for several years and serviced many local Delta businesses. During that time he was a Ladner resident and a dedicated guardian to Chelsie Miller. Don was an avid hunter and sport fisherman, who made many great hunting and fishing buddies during his years in Ladner. In particular, he enjoyed the annual Brant hunting season that used to take place on the dike in Beach Grove, and hunting waterfowl in the Ladner Marsh. In the Summer seasons he spent a great deal of time sport fishing in both the Fraser River and Georgia Straight. In 2004, Don moved to Nelson, BC, where he lived on Kootenay Lake, worked in the construction industry and continued to enjoy his passion for hunting and fishing. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends, in both Nelson and South Delta. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday May 5, 2007, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 5425 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the BC Wildlife Federation to help preserve the wilderness and wildlife that Don loved.
NORRIS - Joyce.
Passed away peacefully on April 9, 2007. Survived by her twin sister, Beryl Haydock, her daughter, Jan Robertson (David), sons John (Monika) and Jim (Daniele), nine grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Jamie, Jordan, Brandon, Justin, Sara, Xavier and Chloe and two great-grandchildren, Braeden and Drew. Born in Manchester, England, January 24, 1927, moved to Canada in 1948 to join her belated husband, John James Norris. Special thanks to the staff of the Margaret Fulton Centre, the Capilano Care Centre and Kiwanis Care Centre. A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd in North Vancouver, on May 4, 2pm, followed by a Celebration of Life reception. Flowers gratefully declined in favour of donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
JENSEN - Russell Wayne
January 15, 1925 - April 18, 2007
passed away unexpectedly at home. Predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Doris in August 2006, his parents Norman & Florence, his sister Grace. He is survived by his son Michael (Linda), daughter Patricia, grandson A/SLt Steven, granddaughter Kimberley, great granddaughter Tia Rose, brother Norman, numerous nephews, nieces, other family members, life-long friends in California, Arizona, Hawaii, across the United States and Canada including many WWII veterans whose friendships over the years brought him closure and a harbour to anchor in. Dad was born in Pasadena, California and had a life full of passions and service. He served in WWII on the submarine SS Bluefish. After his discharge he attended college and the became a member of the South Pasadena Police Department for 15 years. Dad and Mom moved the family to Vancouver in 1966 where they owned and operated Jensen's Hardware in Kitsilano for 6 years. They moved to North Vancouver in 1973 & owned and operated Jensen's Home Hardware on Edgemont Blvd. in "The Village" till retirement in 1989. Dad was active in the Boy Scouts of America, little league baseball, Lions Club, the infamous Bathtub Race from Nanaimo to Kitsilano where he once come in 16th. His passion for fishing took him to the interior of Chilcotin and off the BC, Hawaii & Mexico coastal waters. He & Mom shared a love for cruising that took them all over the world as well as spending time in Pamana, Maui, Hawaii. We want to thank Dr. Phillips and many others for their dedication, compassion, and kindness in caring for Dad. A private family service was held Tuesday, April 24, 2007. A memorial service is being planned to celebrate both our Mom & Dad and the date will be announced in the paper at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation 604-984-5785 www.lghfoundation.com "Mom & Dad are now dancing & laughing together on their everlasting cruise."
McGregor - William Somerville
born January 5, 1913 in Eburne B.C. passed away April 19, 2007 at Langley Memorial Hospital. Survived by his loving wife of seventy years, Edna Mae and his children Sandra and Barry and their respective families, as well as a large extended family which he valued and enjoyed. A memorial service will be held at Henderson's Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, on Saturday April 28, 2007 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.
PERNFUSS - Walter Ernst
March 19, 1915 to March 17, 2007
Much loved and missed. Survived by daughter, Marilyn Heston, her husband Fraser and son Jack; son Donald Pernfuss, his wife Donna and children Jason and Leanne. Walter was a resident of West Vancouver since 1964, former branch manager of NCR and long time member of Rotary and West Vancouver Yacht Clubs. Services will be held by Reverend Dan Chambers at St. Davids United Church on the corner of Taylor Way and the Upper Levels Hwy. in West Vancouver at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2007. "Rest in Peace."