SWITZER - James Dale 'Jimmy'
January 12, 1942 - April 18, 2007
Jimmy passed away at the age 65 at Eden Care Home. While his life ended suddenly, he had many great years of visiting with friends and family. Jimmy will be cremated, with future internment at Carman Cemetery along side his father Vern. Jimmy served 2 years in the Military, and was stationed overseas for a portion of this time. The Family would like to thank the Nurses and Staff at Eden Care Home for their care and attention, Dr. Hamilton for accepting such a colorful patient, Lynn Hopkins for her friendship and support, and all other friends and family.
MULBERRY - GORDON LENARD
July 28, 1909 - April 21, 2007
Gordon Lenard Mulberry passed away on Saturday April 21, 2007 at Chilliwack Hospital at age 97 years. He was born July 28, 1909 in Spy Hill, Saskatchewan. Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Jean; granddaughters, Linda Harrison and Debra Booth; four great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; nieces Judy, Joanne and Helen and their families. Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Mabel (1985), daughter Donna Thurgood and son Darro Mulberry in 2005. Gordon was along time resident of Abbotsford and past president of the FOE (Eagles). Thank you for your kindness Dr. Thuan Ta, the nurses and doctors at Chilliwack General Hospital, and the Birchwood Residence. No service by request.
NURSE - Vera Annie
Passed away April 21, Born in Regina, December 1915. Vera attended Kitchener School, Scott Collegiate, and Business College and was employed by the Provincial Government until her marriage to Ralph Nurse in 1940. They were together for 53 years until his death in 1993. Returning to the work force in 1955, Vera held a number of secretarial positions in Regina, retiring in 1976. Upon retirement, Vera and Ralph moved to Victoria in 1978, where they spent many happy years. At the time of her death Vera was living at the Waterford Senior's residence in Delta (Tsawwassen) B.C. Survived by two sons Dennis (Janet) Vancouver, B.C. Murray (Judy) Salt Spring Island, B.C. 4 grandchildren and one great grandson, two sisters Audrey Ewings (Kelowna) Elaine Needes (Don) Tsawwassen, B,C. Predeceased by her husband, and one brother Ernest in 2005. Funeral services will be held at the Memorial Chapel, 625 North Road Coquitlam at 10 am Saturday April 28. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Delta Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
HOWELL - Frederick Albert
Fred passed away peacefully at the North Vancouver Kiwanis Care Centre on March 14, 2007, with family present. Predeceased by his wife Helen (nee Langlois) in 1996, he will always be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Sharen Beer; son-in-law, Alan Beer; son, Tom Howell; daughter-in-law, Denise Howell; grandchildren, Teigan Beer Carruthers and Jason Carruthers, Luke and Cody Beer, Nicole and Natalie Howell, Anne Parker, great-grandson, Nicholas Carruthers; sister, Trudy (Gert) Birrell of Regina; brother, Lew (Tom) Howell (Sue) of Calgary; and his faithful friends, "good pup", Muppet & "nice cat" Flea. Dad was a printer by trade and met Mom after his WWII service in the Air Force, while they both worked at the Leader Post in Regina. They were married there in 1947 and moved to North Vancouver in the early 50's. Dad retired in 1988 after many years with Pacific Press. He was the most loving and kind father, grandfather, and great-grandfather anyone could wish for. His cheerful manner and love of a good joke will be missed by all who knew him. Besides his family, Dad's passions included golf, bridge, golf, curling, golf, hockey, golf and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Did we mention golf? The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of unit 1D at North Vancouver's Kiwanis Care Centre for the outstanding care, kindness and attention that Dad received in his final months. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dad's memory to the Margaret Fulton Centre, Alzheimer Society of BC, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Due to some family being on extended trips, we will gather with friends later in the Spring. Anyone who wishes to attend the celebration of Dad's life is invited to e-mail Ideasrbrewing@shaw.ca or leave a message at 604-838-8446 with their contact information so we may provide you with the details at a later date. Rest in peace, Grandpa-Fred. Woof-woof meow.
KERR - John
Born October 11, 1927 in Glasgow Scotland. Ascended to the Grand Lodge above April 20, 2007. Predeceased by his wife Cecelia and siblings Jenny and Robert. John is survived by his daughters Jennifer (Michael), Kyrene and his grandson Jamie. As a young man John apprenticed as a ships rigger. But his true passion was singing. On completion of his apprenticeship John joined the RAF gangshow providing entertainment to the armed forces throughout the Far East following WWII. In the early 1950's John signed on with the Canadian Forces embarking on a 23 year career, which included 3 extended tours of duty in Germany between 1950 and 1970. John also saw active duty during the FLQ crisis back in Canada. In 1976 he retired from the Military, together with his family he moved to Coquitlam, where took a post with BC Hydro. When he finally retired, John immersed himself in family life dedicating time to those who needed him. As well, he continued with his other life's passion, singing and entertaining. He lived a full life with a true `joie de vie'.
MONTGOMERY - Ann Ann Montgomery
loving mother of Jacqueline Dowhaniuk (nee Riley Montgomery) passed peacefully on April 23, 2007. Ann was born in Glasglow Scotland, migrating to Canada in 1952. Ann (Nana) is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Jacquie (Jamie), her two grandchildren Breanne and Donnie, as well as, sister Jean Evans and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Golden Ears Retirement Centre staff for their outstanding compassion, care and understanding - they are an amazing group also Dr. Larry Lim and his assistant Sally for outstanding medical care. Memorial service to be held at Ann's home 21132 Stonehouse Avenue, Maple Ridge on Saturday, April 28 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to the RM Hospital Foundation or Maple Ridge Community Foundation. We would like to extend the invite to the staff of Golden Ears Retirement and the residents of Maple Ridge Baptist Tower.
MCPHERSON - Christine
July 23 1945 - March 28, 2007
After courageous battle with kidney disease, our prayers were finally answered when God took Mama into his arms. Christine will be remembered for her amazing musical talent, sense of humour and her admiral strength. Preceded by her parents; Peter and Rosie Bernie, sisters; Anne and Moira. Survived by husband Alex, children; Scott, Tyree, Skye Faith and Scamper, many loved nephews and nieces, dear friends; Pat & Marilyn, Debbie & Ken, Jane & Frank and brother-in-law Allan. Service of remembrance was held Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Our Lady of Fatima, 316 Walker Street, Coquitlam, BC. You will be sadly missed forever Till we meet again Mama
NELSON - John
passed away peacefully on April 18, 2007 at the age of 87. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but to everyone who knew him, he only had two homes: one in The Pas, Manitoba, and the other in North Vancouver. He loved to tell stories about his three boys and his seven grandchildren. There was nothing he enjoyed more than going camping with Marge and the family or families as everyone grew older. He also enjoyed snapping the occasional photograph, spinning big band discs, telling tales about his trips to Ireland and playing a round of golf. In fact, last week he was hitting golf balls at the driving range and looking forward to getting out on the links. He will be missed by all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held at 667 Westhyde Place in North Vancouver from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5th. The tribute to John will start at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are welcome.
JONES - Winnifred Teresa "Tess"
Born in Manchester, England December 21, 1920, passed away April 20, 2007 in West Vancouver. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth and son Alan. She will be sorely missed by Wilma Holm, Inez Peyto, Ian Heyes, Charles Crymble and many other friends and especially by Effie Farzadi who provided Tess with loving care for many years during her illness. A special thanks is extended to the staff at Inglewood Care Centre for their care and compassion. No service by request.
(1929 - 2007)
Paul passed away suddenly on the evening of April 21, 2007 at home. He was born near Hines Creek, Alberta on September 13, 1929. He is predeceased by his sisters: Helen Weir of Edmonton, and Ada Courchene of Dawson Creek; also his brother-in-law Joseph Rudnisky of Abbotsford and his niece Patsy Ens Smith. Paul is survived by his loving partner of twenty years, Dorothy Bursey; his sisters Elizabeth Haluck of Calgary, Polly Thompson of Edmonton, Ruth Rudnisky of Abbotsford and many nieces and nephews. Paul was well known in the diamond drilling business. He formed Rupert Drilling with his brother-in-law Joe Rudnisky and then went on to form his own company, Argus Drilling. He was instrumental in the discovery of Skyline Mines. Paul started going to Mexico in the late `50's' and enjoyed his last visit this past winter.
This was Paul's favorite poem.
Oh Great Spirit,
whose voice I hear in the wind,
who's breath gives life to the world,
I come to you as one of your many children.
I am small.
I am weak.
May I walk in beauty.
May my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset,
may my hands respect the things that you have made.
And my ears sharp to your voice.
I need your strength and wisdom.
Make me wise so that I may know the things that you have taught your many children.
The lessons you have written on every leaf and rock.
Make me strong.
Not to be superior to my brothers but to fight my greatest enemy ..... Myself.
Make me ever ready to come to you with straight eyes,
so that when the sun fades as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you with straight eyes.
There will be no funeral at his request.
Interment will be at a later date in Fairview, Alberta. Delta Funeral Home 604.946.6040
HEGEMAN - John T.
Passed away at the age of 84 in Evergreen House.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He came to Canada to work in the pulp and paper business and arrived in 1959.
He made his home in this lovely country in West Vancouver.
He skied until he could ski no more and so did most of his family.
There will be a memorial service honouring Jack at the West Vancouver Presbyterian Church, 2893 Marine Drive, on Saturday, May 5th at 2:00 pm with refreshments following the service.
The family would like to thank Dr. Wayne Smith and the many other doctors and nurses who helped Jack.
MCNAB - Duncan Stuart
Passed away on April 18, 2007 at the age of 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Doris; his children: Hugh (Tina Thomson), Linda (Pantelis Karaplis), and Laurie (Craig Kellam); and his five grandchildren: Joanna, Mary and Laurie Karaplis, and Lawren and Malcalm McNab. Duncan was born February 9,1917 in Nanton, Alberta.
In 1941, he graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and married his love, Doris McGill. Duncan's accomplishments were many: he served as a navigator in the RCAF during WW II, surviving a plane crash in the Atlantic in July 1945.
After the war, Duncan became a successful architect and designed many houses, schools and buildings in the province, including the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, the Simon Fraser University swimming pool, gymnasium and theatre, and the Minoru Aquatic Centre in Richmond.
His work was recognized by his peers, and he received many awards and honours for his architectural designs.
In 1963, Duncan became a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC).
An accomplished artist, Duncan produced many sculptures in wood, jade and bronze. He loved swimming, playing golf, travelling and reading. Duncan led a full life and was loved by his family and friends.
A celebration of Duncan's life will be held at the North Shore Unitarian Church on May 12th at 2 pm.
His family would like to thank the staff at the Kiwanis Care Centre for their loving care and support.