Myrtle Edna Busch
May 18, 1911 - November 20, 2003
It is with deepest sympathy that we announce the passing of our dear wife and mother, Myrtle, at the age of 92. She was a true Victorian Lady with a special love of red roses, and a talent for crafts which she passed on to her children. She was also deeply devoted to Jehovah God. Her favorite scriptures were the 23rd Psalm and Psalm 83:18.
Myrtle was born in Windthorst, Saskatchewan and moved to Vernon, BC, in 1957, then to Kamloops in 1963.
She was dearly loved and her memory will always be cherished by her loving husband of 62 years, Norman, and her children, Norma (Larry) Ardell of Prince George, Darlene (Brian) Hoffman of Kamloops, and her son, Daryl, who was her pride and joy. Also, her sons, Don (Deanna) Taylor of Broadview, Saskatchewan, Bill (Geraldine) Taylor of Whitewood, Saskatchewan., and her daughter, Eileen (Hugh) Cooper of Vancouver. She also had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will miss her greatly.
She is also survived by her sisters, Elsie of Nipawan, Saskatchewan, Margaret in Regina, Saskatchewan, and Beatrice in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
She is predeceased by her daughter, Barbara Tustin, in 1991.
A special thanks to everyone who shared in her care and support in the past few years. A special thanks also to long-time friend and caregiver, Dr. Mavis Hollman and the nurses on 6-North for all the caring support given over the past 3 weeks. Also, thank you to all the people who offered support to the family with cards, flowers, phone calls and prayers.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 1:30 pm, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Leigh Road.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.
Joseph Hubert Brander Craik
October 18, 1931 - November 4, 2003
Joe was born Joseph Hubert Brander Craik on October 18, 1931, in the small town of Newcastle in the Miramichi region of New Brunswick. He was the first of seven children of Hubert and Laura (nee Murphy) Craik. Hubert, affectionately know as Poppy, was a long time employee of CN Railway and Laura, better known as Borla, was a nurse at The Miramichi Hospital. Joe's siblings were Kenny, Gordie, Joanie, Clarence, Sandra, and Theresa. The Craiks and Murphys arrived in the New Brunswick area some time in the 1800's.
Growing up in the depression in a large family with modest means was at times difficult but Joe and his siblings always described their childhood as happy and full of adventures. The house was on a large acreage extending to the banks of the Miramichi River in Derby Junction outside of Newcastle. Joe was not an angel, getting into many scrapes (and scraps) but even with raps on the knuckles, he was still considered a good boy!!
Known as Brander throughout his early years, he started working at an early age in one of the local mills during the summer months. The working conditions were not always ideal and worker protection used today was not available during those times. He quickly grew a reputation of hard work and dependability. During this time he realized that this was not something he wanted to spend his life doing. His real dream was blossoming. After graduating from Harkins High School, Brander, as he was still known, tried to enlist in the Air Force to become a pilot. This did not come about, so following in his Maritime heritage, he followed the call of the sea and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1950. During his induction he took his first name Joseph, which he was to use for the rest of his life.
Joe was commissioned to the aircraft carrier The Magnificent. The living conditions on the aircraft carrier were not always comfortable; he and his fellow crew members lived and slept in close quarters. His bed was a hammock. His responsibility on the ship was working on the bodies of aircrafts. To ensure the repairs were done correctly the pilots would insist on having the mechanic and body man fly on the first flight after repairs. After his first flight Joe always looked forward to flying. Joe wanted to learn to fly but was not able to transfer to the Air Force during his five year tour. During his travels in the Mediterranean he earned the nickname Guiseppe but never really divulged the true reason how this name came about. We are hoping any members of his crew can enlighten this mystery. During his travels in the Atlantic and Mediterranean several colourful tattoos appeared, perhaps with the help of a little rum. They included the traditional pig and rooster on each knee to keep sailors safe at sea. The navy years were some of his fondest memories.
After his discharge from the navy in 1955, Joe decided he wanted to see the West Coast. The opportunity came when he and a few of his navy buddies transported a hearse across the upper part of the United States and then found their way to Vancouver. After a stint (one shift) working at Alcan in Kitimat, where they hoped to make the big bucks but found the work not to their taste, Joe and his navy buddies arrived back in Vancouver.
When Joe arrived in Vancouver he met up with another navy buddy Ed Lyons. Ed set Joe up on a blind date with a lovely young gal named Joanie in June of that year. This was the beginning of a romance that was to last 48 years. In September Joe was sent to Vernon to work for Household Finance, leaving Joanie behind. It must have been love at first sight as Joe proposed by mail, Joanie accepted and they were married shortly after on June 30, 1956. They didn't waste any time starting a family as Susan was born in December 1957. .Michael arrived in September 1960, followed very soon after by Jeffrey in March 1962. Joe and Joanie purchased their first home in North Delta in 1961.
After Joe worked as a collection representative for Household Finance he then went to work for The Bank of Nova Scotia. He worked there until the early sixties as a Loans Officer. This experience led him to a career with Associates Financial Services that would last for 17 years. In 1962 Joe started as a Branch Manager in the Vancouver area. He was then promoted to Supervisor for British Columbia and travelled to the many branches throughout the province. Joe was a people person and enjoyed the opportunity to work with and meet many diverse people. Although he loved the work he found it difficult to be away from his family each week.
Joe was then promoted to Assistant Vice President of Western Canadian Operations which involved moving the family to Calgary in 1970. This position also involved travel not only in Western Canada, but parts of Eastern Canada and the United States. While in Calgary further opportunities arose in Toronto and London, England. After much discussion with the family, they decided to stay in Calgary. After 6 successful years in Calgary, Joe was promoted to the position of Vice President of Western Canadian Operations in 1976 and transferred back to the Vancouver area. Joe held this position at Associates until 1979.
Joe decided to leave Associates and venture into new opportunities. Joe received his mortgage brokerage licence and went to work at Keaney and Company. After a time he invested in the firm and became partners with Mal Darroch. The company was renamed Versatile Financial Services in 1979. The early 1980's recession was difficult for Versatile, but the company kept going and continued until 1987. At this time they sold the company to First Line Trust where Joe continued to broker until 1990. Joe then decided to venture out on his own and, with Mal's blessing, revived the Versatile name.
After Joe and Joanie moved to Langley in 1998 Joe worked out of his home office for a couple of years. He then moved his office to Antrim Investments and worked with Bill, Bob and Chris Granleese. He continued working there until a few months prior to his passing. Joe received support from the Granleese family far above that of a business relationship. Retirement was never a thought for Joe as he enjoyed his work.
During the 1980's and early 1990's Joe and Joanie became proud grandparents: Jeffrey and Liz's son Jason in 1985 and daughter Jaymi in 1987 and Michael and Kelly's twins Matthew and Gregory in 1991. Joe and Joanie stayed at the hospital for both births of Jeffrey's children, proudly welcoming their first grandchildren into the world. Joe became known as Grandpa Joe and Joanie as Granny (the grandkids were encouraged in this by Joe because he thought it was funny). Michael's then wife Kelly suffered an aneurysm at the time the twins were born. Help was greatly needed and Joe and Joanie came to their son's aid. They lived with Michael's family for the first year to help during Kelly's recovery. Joe took a regular nightly turn in feeding the twins. He lost sleep, but never complained.
Joe showed athletic ability throughout his life and played hockey and various sports as a child. This continued into his adult life and led him to take up the game of golf. Joe was self taught and developed into a very good golfer. He won and placed well in many company and club tournaments throughout the years. He also enjoyed teaching his children the game and spent many hours playing with Joanie and the kids. During his many business trips around the country Joe always took his clubs and played whenever he could.
Joe loved boating, sailing and scuba diving. He purchased his first boat, an 18 foot speed boat, in 1976. He loved to take family and friends water skiing and fishing. In 1980 he bought his first sailboat, a 26 foot Thunderbird. Then in 1981 he purchased a 31 foot Sunstar with his business partner Mal. They named the boat Mistress. Joe spent so much time on the Mistress he added her call number directly below his name in the telephone book. This may have raised a few quizzical eyebrows.
Around the age of 50 Joe received his scuba diving certificate. Joanie thought he was having a late mid-life crisis. Joe went on many dives with his dive buddy Kelly Hughes and shook hands with the occasional octopus and petted the famous wolf eel Pop-eye in the waters off Lund, B.C.
Joe and Joanie discovered the game of curling while in Calgary in the early 1970's . They became members of the Richmond Curling Club in 1976 when they moved back to B.C. Joe became a very competitive curler. One of the highlights of his curling career was the year he went to Trail to play in the Masters Provincial finals with Ray Bourassa. After moving to Langley in 1998 Joe curled at the Cloverdale and Langley Clubs. At the Langley Club Joe helped Nigel Easton teach some of the local school children the game of curling. He found this very satisfying and enjoyable and continued to do so while his health enabled him to.
Joe became involved with helping patients with financial needs through the B.C. Cancer Agency. This involved assessing the patients for financial aid which was difficult to do at times. Joe felt he was giving something back to the agency for the help it had given him.
Joe himself was diagnosed with cancer in 1987. Although it slowed him down, his positive attitude never wavered. He was a private and proud person; always there and willing to help not only his family and friends, but also strangers. He taught his children the importance of hard work, honesty, and family. He touched many who met him and several adopted him as their father. Some called him Coach. Not only will his family miss him, all he touched will as well.
Good Sailing, Honey, Dad, Grandpa Joe, into that never-ending, blowing wind where the Mistress will always sail.
Forever remembered and loved,
Harold Terrance Jolley
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harold Terrance Jolley on November 2, 2003, at Royal Inland Hospital. He is survived by his companion of 15 years, Marilyn and her 3 children and grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 brothers and 3 sisters, and many nieces, nephews and special friends. A warm thank you to Dr. Victor DeKock and the nursing staff of 7 North, who were very supportive throughout our time of need. Also many thanks to the paramedics and emergency staff that looked after Harold over the past months. At the request of Harold, no Service will be held.
Norman Phillip Manning
MANNING - Norman Phillip, born on August 4, 1932, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, passed away on December 3, 2003, at Mater Misericordiae in Rossland, after enduring a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
Norman came to live in Rossland with his family at the age of 5. He learnt carpentry, working at his father's side and then moved on to work at the Waneta Dam, Cominco, Campbell River Dam, the City of Trail and his last position was as Senior Building and Plumbing Inspector for the West Kootenay Boundary Regional District.
He leaves his beloved wife, Emanuela; daughters, Melissa (Gilbert) Champagne of Kelowna, Jennifer Thompson of Squamish, and Patricia Constantin of Trail; sons, Alessandro Cavallo of Vancouver and David Cavallo (Jeanne) of Penticton; grandchildren, Avery Boyd, Jarred, Christopher, Andrew, and Ileah, and his siblings, Raymond (Nadine), Maureen (Roy), Patricia, Frank, and Marion.
He is sadly missed by those who love and deeply care for him. He is predeceased by his parents, Adam and Karolina Manning; his siblings, Stanley, Walter, Winona and Caroline and his brothers-in-law, Bill McKay and Norman Hart.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3585 Laburnum Drive, Trail, BC, on Friday, December 5, 2003, at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at the Columbia Riverview Cemetery in Glenmerry. Should friends desire donations may be made to the Croft Children's Trust, c/o any Kootenay Savings Credit Union Branch, as an expression of sympathy. Bill Clark of Personal Alternative Funeral Services is in care of arrangements.
Dad, so many images come to mind
whenever I speak your name;
It seems without you in my life
things have not been the same.
What happened to those lazy days
when I was just a child;
When my life was consumed in you
in your love, and in your smile.
Dad, some days I hear your voice
and turn to see your face;
Yet in my turningit seems
the sound has been erased.
Oh, Dad, if I could turn back time
and once more hear your voice;
I'd tell you that out of all the dads
you would still be my choice.
Please always know I love you
and no one can take your place;
Years may come and go
but your memory will never be erased.
Today Jesus, as You are listening
in your Home Above;
Would you go and find my dad
and give him all my love.
Love you Dad, Melissa