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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Parksville - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

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McGILL, Esther E. (nee Steffler)

Esther passed away at home on October 31, 2010 with her family at her side. She is survived by her husband Barry of 57 years, sons Brian (Beth) of Surrey, B.C. and Rod (Janice) and grandsons Daniel and Jonathan of Richmond, B.C. Esther is also survived by three siblings; Lawrence (Rita) of Edmonton, Alberta, Marie (George) of Edmonton, Alberta and Gwen (John) of Stony Plain, Alberta as well as many nephews and nieces. Esther was predeceased by her parents Clayton and Therese Steffler of Streamstown, Alberta; step father Tommy Jamieson of Streamstown, Alberta, brother David of Paradise Valley, Alberta and sisters Dorothy of Marwayne, Alberta and Vera of Mornville, Alberta and daughter-in-law Carol of Tsawwassen, B.C. Esther was born in Macklin Saskatchewan on June 30, 1932 into a family of seven siblings. They soon moved to a farm in Steamstown, Alberta where she spent her early years. Following school she moved to Edmonton where she lived with her two sisters. She was employed as a stenographer until she met her future husband Barry McGill. They were married on September 18, 1953. They had many moves during their lifetime: Red Deer, Lethbridge, Tsawwassen, Regina and back to Edmonton. Esther and Barry retired in 1989 and moved to Qualicum Beach, B.C. where they presently lived. Esther was an avid golfer and curler. She curled in the Qualicum Senior Mixed League. Esther over the years belonged to the Beach Grove Golf Club, the Regina Golf Club, the Glendale Golf Club, Eaglecrest Golf Club and lately Arrowsmith Golf Club. When she was unable to golf she spent many hours watching the game on T.V. Esther looked forward to the many winters spent in the sunny south. Being a homemaker, Esther devoted her entire life to the family, making sure that her husband, sons, and home were well looked after. Her patience, devotion, and love will be sorely missed by all. Mom could always be counted upon to provide a listening ear to husband and/or boys when going through difficult times. Mom -- we will miss your comforting words of advice. You are in our hearts till we meet again in heaven or when the Lord returns (I Thess. 4:13-18). Esther and Barry were regular attenders of St. Stephens United Church in Qualicum Beach, B.C. for many years. The family would like to thank Reverend Phil Spencer for his guidance and advice. The family would also like to thank Dr. Hugh Fletcher for his care during the difficult times. There will be a private family service and burial. It is requested that in lieu of flowers donations would be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 1299, Qualicum Beach, BC, V9K 1T2, in her memory.

MEZUREUX, Paul Julien (aka Fat Boy)
October 22, 1947 - October 3, 2010

With sadness we announce the passing of Paul Fat Boy Mezureux on October 3, 2010 in Parksville, BC, formerly of Uxbridge, ON. Paul is survived by his siblings; Linda Ingram of Goodwood, ON, Donna Millar, of Parksville, BC, Dianne (Casey) Minton, of Mississauga, ON, Robin (Cindy) Mezereux, of Scarborough, ON, and Bonnie Chaulk, of Whitby, ON. Paul is pre-deceased by his parents Louis and Elizabeth Mezereux, of Uxbridge, ON. Paul was a long time member of the Eagles in Parksville, he ran their Bingo on Sunday Nights. He will be missed by his friends at the 49er. Special thanks to the nurses on Floor 6 at NRGH. Thank-you as well to adopted sisters Nelda and Shirley and Buddy Rod. Service to be held Sunday October 10, 2010 12pm - 4pm at the Parksville Eagles Hall 264 Pioneer Crescent. Friend to Everyone, he will be missed.

MURPHY, Theresia
January 9, 1925 - November 14, 2010

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother in Parksville, B.C. Sunday, November 14, 2010, at age 85. Theresia was in the company of her loving children and faithful dog, Rex, when she joined her cherished husband, John (2007), son, Anthony (1990), parents, Lorenz and Theresia and sisters, Maria, Hilde, Rosa, Anni and Eda in Heaven. She will live on in the hearts of her surviving children Michael (Clara), John (Carol), Theresa, Bernadette (Robert) and Peter; grandchildren Elizabeth, Melissa, Daniel, Emma, Anthony and Dylan; great-grandchildren Tasia, Diago and Zahra; siblings Lorenz and Vicktoria; sister in law Bridget; special friends Janice and Connie; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many life-long friendships. Theresia bravely left her childhood home of Oberschnittenkofen, Germany in search of employment and adventure. She moved to Bradford, England where she met and married her husband, John. In 1966, her pursuit of a better life for her and her family led them to Calgary, Alberta where she eventually realized several of her dreams; as an entrepreneur, she became the owner and operator of numerous fast-food outlets and two successful restaurants, gained national recognition for her beautiful garden and was able to help her children pursue their goals. At the age of 75, Theresia moved to Vancouver in order to enjoy the beautiful scenery, a long growing season and her lovely home in Shawnessy. Upon her husband's passing in 2007, she moved to Parksville to live with her daughter and be close to her grandchildren. Unfortunately, life took a great toll on her body and she required long term care. For 17 months, she resided at Standford Care Campus where she enjoyed crafts, bingo, pub day, outings and camaraderie; a heartfelt thanks is extended to Dr. Inder and all of the caring staff. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Catholic Church of Ascension, 887 Wembley Rd., Parksville on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:00 am with Fr. Jozef Kobos officiating. A celebration of life tea will follow at Stanford Care Campus from 1:00 - 3:30. A Graveside Service will be held in Calgary during the summer of 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation, 200 - 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, V5G 4K6.

OLUND, Shaun David

Born on August 8, 1977, Shaun entered into rest on August 21, 2010 at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. He is survived by his parents, David and Linda Olund of Nanaimo, BC and his sister Lisa Olund and niece Victoria of Duncan, BC. Shaun was predeceased by his grandfather Roy Olund (1982), grandmother Muriel Olund (2008), papa John Chester (2008), nana Marie Chester (1996), uncles James Olund (2008) and Danny Good and cousin Robbie Hildebrand. He was a great entertainer who liked to perform magic tricks for family and friends. Donations in Shaun's memory may be made to the NRGH Palliative Care Unit, 1200 Dufferin Cres Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7 or the Canadian Cancer Society (Camp Goodtimes), 565 West 10th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4. No service by request. A Celebration of Life will be held in Langley, BC at a later date.

PATCHETT, Judith Anne
June 12, 1952 - November 7, 2010

Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday morning, November 7 with her partner, Kathy and their dogs at her side. Judy was born in Northampton, England on June 12, 1952 and moved to Canada when she was just three. Judy leaves behind her loving partner Kathy along with Kathy's children Matthew, Jeffrey (Lindsey) and Tania. Predeceased by her father Gerald, Judy is deeply missed by her mother Doreen and her brothers Andrew and Nigel (Noel). Judy had a great love of animals and shared her life with nine cats and dogs and was a dedicated SPCA volunteer. Her dogs Kady, Tristan and Cooper still wait at the door for Judy to "come home". Judy was forthright and resourceful... there was nothing she couldn't do. She had a huge heart and was always ready to help friends any way she could. She will be so missed. Judy fought cancer three times - breast cancer twice and then leukemia. She was a fighter and always said "I'm not ready to die". Special thanks to Dr. Michael Barnett of the Bone Marrow Transplant team for his compassion and humour. If desired donations may be made to the SPCA or to the Leukemia/BMT program of BC. Family and friends will gather November 14 at home to remember Judy.

PAYNE, Harry Charles

Harry Charles Payne of Qualicum Beach went to be with the Lord on December 8, 2010. He passed away peacefully in his sleep while visiting his daughter and family in California. He was born in Oldbury, England on April 17, 1919. Harry joined the RAF at the age of 15 and served overseas during World War II as an aircraft mechanic. In 1944 he married Elsie Endersby and enjoyed a marriage of 58 years until her passing eight years ago. In 1953 they emigrated to Canada where they raised a family. Harry had a successful career as a mechanical engineer in Canada and the U.S. He and Elsie retired to Qualicum Beach in 1988 and were active members of St. Mark's Anglican Church. Harry was also a member of the RAF Association for many years. Besides his family Harry enjoyed music, sharing with other the gift of a beautiful voice from boy soprano to melodic baritone. He sang many solos with church choirs and enjoyed singing in musicals such as Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. His great joy in his later years was spending time with his children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. Harry was preceded in death by his parents and siblings in England and by his loving wife Elsie. He is survived by his daughter Andrea (Brian) Collart of McKinleyville, California and his son the Reverend Ian Payne of Cupar, SK; grandchildren Nicholas (Shannon) Collart, Heather Collart, Joseph (Carla) Trotter (Payne), and Emily Payne; great-grandchildren Rylee and Dylan Collart, Kayla and Gracie Trotter; many nephews and nieces and their families in England and special friends Andy and Gisela, Jean and Rob and Michelle as well as many members of St. Mark's Anglican Church. Dad was greatly loved and touched many lives with his kindness, gentleness and generosity. We will miss him immensely. A Funeral Service was held at St. Mark's, Qualicum Beach on December 18, 2010 with the Ven. Alan Naylor officiating. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry's memory to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5T 2Y4.

QUINN, Carolyn Mae [Young]
23 April 1945 - 18 October 2010

Carolyn passed away quietly in her sleep, at home with her family nearby, as was her wish, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She leaves behind her husband Donald, son Patrick, daughter Carrie Quinn-Thorpe (Peter Thorpe and Maclean Thorpe) and brother Kenneth Young. She was predeceased by her father Dr. Maclean Young, her mother Carolyn Young [Algar], her brothers Gordon and John. As an elementary school teacher in the Edmonton Public School System, for over twenty years, she touched many lives. She will be missed by family, friends and colleagues. As Carolyn was a private person she asked that only her family and a few close friends know of her battle. She also indicated that a memorial be held for immediate family only. We would like to thank all of her friends and the staff from the Home and Community Care Program and the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their thoughtfulness and support. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice or the Oceanside Hospice Society (

RAHN, John Frederick Ernest
March 6, 1940 - September 23, 2010

It is with a broken heart that Nancy announces the passing of her dearest John in his seventy-first year. John was her soul mate and beloved friend for almost fifty years, having just celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in August. John was the loving father of Elisabeth (Alan), brother to Joel (Margaret), Jay (Sharon), and sister, Julie. He was also the uncle to Brian (Tor), Caroline (Andre), and Robin. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Audrey (nee Limpert), and an infant daughter, Nancy. John graduated from Oakville Trafalgar High School, and then obtained a B.A. at the University of Toronto. With the ability to see the relationship between numbers (his daughter joked that he could be NFL numbers were his first language), upon graduation, he joined Clarkson Gordon where, through Queen's University, he earned his Chartered Accountant designation. He was elected as a Life Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario just this month. After a short stint in industry he recognized his true calling was public practice. He and a good friend joined Campbell Lawless in Toronto where he spent many happy and productive years. As a change of pace, he owned and ran Northwind, a manufacturer of stoneware in Kitchener, ON. He ended his career by combining his enjoyment of golf with employment by taking on the assistant manager and accountant role at The Westmount Golf and Country Club in Kitchener, ON., and then the general manager position at The Summit Golf and Country Club in Richmond Hill, ON. On retirement, he and Nancy moved west to the Qualicum Beach area of Vancouver Island. There he was able to indulge his enjoyment of golf, lawn bowling, and bridge. Retirement provided time to read, travel, follow the financial markets, volunteer his time on various community boards as treasurer, and provide financial advice to friends and family (yes, dad, I know the perils of credit card debt). Throughout the last 8 years John had health issues with heart disease and faced his cancer diagnosis in December 2009 with exceptional courage and optimism. He bore the treatment with determination, dignity, and a positive outlook. When told the prognosis was poor, his response was, that's life, and it doesn't matter what cards you are dealt, it's how you play the hand. Unfortunately even that determination could not overcome the illness that ravaged his body. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation, 102 - 1801 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo BC, V9S 1H1. John, you are our hero. We will love you forever.

RAM, Aaron James "A Fighter"
November 05, 1987 - November 05, 2010

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our precious son Aaron. He had an infectious smile, a quick wit and an unrivaled determination to be the best he could be. In his 23 years he enjoyed life to the fullest and brought joy to all those around him. He was an amazing son, brother, grandson and friend. Aaron is survived and deeply missed by his parents Margaret and Anil, brother David and sisters Erica and Melanie, grandparents Josephine Russam, Kenneth Russam (Joan), Tota Ram, uncles Sunil Ram and Pranil Ram, aunts Heather Wolter, Janet Hillsdon (Nick), Vivien Croy (Andy) and families, plus a large extended family. Aaron was predeceased by his Grandma Ram with whom he was extremely close. A Celebration of Aaron's Life will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 3:00pm at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd, Parksville, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Aaron to the Rick Hansen Foundation (for spinal cord research) 300 - 3820 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 0A2 or email to:

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