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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Parksville - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 13

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BOULTON, Joyce Eleanor

Joyce was born in England on Nov 7, 1914 and passed away on Jan 25, 2012. She stayed at Eagle Park Lodge and her family would like to thank the caregivers and doctors for her care. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1976, two brothers; Peter (Ellen) and Charlie (Betty) Throssell, two sisters; Gwen (Ed) Honey and Margaret (Peggy) and Sam Reid, her nephew John Reid and her niece Sandra Klassen. Joyce leaves to mourn her two daughters; June (Charlie) Madden and Joy Klassen, her grandchildren; Steve (Joan) Bentley, David Bentley, Glen (Duffy) Klassen, great-grandchildren; Ben and David Kroker, Matthew and Robyn Klassen, Thomas and Rachel Bentley, also many nieces, nephews and her friend and companion Nick. She will be remembered for her beautiful knitted dolls and sweaters and who loved her house and garden. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service by request.

BRAGG, William Bruce
June 20th, 1947 - January 27th, 2012

Bruce was born in New Westminster, BC. He was predeceased by his father Art, mother Mary and sister Bette. Leaving to mourn are his loving children Gord (Christy) and Lisa (Dino), grandchildren; Sydney, Lyndsey, Shelby and Brooklyn, sisters Brenda and Bonnie (Dan), niece Karli, long-term partner and friend Pattie, long-time friends Bill Milne and Dave Pasco, stepdaughter Jennifer, and loyal companion Milo. In Bruce's twenties he enjoyed many hours working on cars and boats. He frequented numerous car and boat races and shows. With his ability to relate to people of all walks of life he began his successful career in sales at Johnson & Johnson. His passion for boats led him to his first business venture, Admiralty Yachts Ltd. He continued with his savvy salesmanship at William Clark Ford in Langley. In 1986 he was employed to open Chimo Travel Homes in Langley. Bruce’s keen business sense and entrepreneurial skills then led him to open Freedom R.V. with his son Gord. Following that, he embarked on two successful RV dealerships, Parksville R.V. and Gordon’s R.V. on Vancouver Island. He was a member of the RV Dealers Association. Bruce had a knack for knowing a lot about everything. He was an industrious man and had special talents in electrical to mechanical, gardening to cooking. He was an excellent writer; Bruce sure had a way with words. As much as he loved boating and the ocean, he loved to fish, and enjoyed camping with his family. A favourite pastime was watching professional soccer - World and Euro Cups. Bruce enjoyed road trips to visit his family and his adventures through the desert and Mexico with his truck and camper. Bruce will be greatly missed for his willingness to listen and lend a hand without hesitation, and when asked would provide non judgmental advice. He had a special, quirky, fun loving relationship with all of his grandkids and niece and had his own humourous versions of rearing them. Bruce will be remembered fondly as Unkie Bruce and Grumpa. One of Gord’s favourite memories of his father was travelling to Yakima Washington and various places to pick up RV units, where they would explore and enjoy an adventure every time. Lisa has fond memories of their trips to Chinatown seeking out new ingredients and remedies, to cook with or try. She looked forward to their phone calls to catch up with each other; as well as his emails which always displayed his unique sense of humour. With a heavy heart and deep sadness we say goodbye to our father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Paul passed away on Tues, January 10, 2012 at the age of 75 years. He is survived by oldest son Victor (Nancy), daughter Brenda (Gary) and son Greg. No service by request. Paul has gone to be with his Dorothy again, who passed away in November, 2011.

MACAULAY, John (Jack) Charles
September 18, 1939 – January 13, 2012

Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, homesteaded in Black Creek, BC where he was a resident for 67 years. Jack was predeceased by his mother & father, John & Beatrice Macaulay, and son Kenneth Macaulay. Survived by his faithful wife of 51 years, Beryl Macaulay, his children; Heather Taylor (Will), Sandy Macaulay, Christine Rayner (Grant) and Grant Macaulay (Kristine). Also survived by 16 grandchildren, Kendal (Evan), Chelsea (Matt), Amanda, Reid, Amanda, Justin, Jared, Ben (Stephanie), Jodie, Luke, Abigail, Isaac, Shekinah, Ken, Cam & Aiden and one great-granddaughter Isabella, his aunts Margaret Macaulay (McIntosh), Marion Webb (Macaulay) and Ida Macaulay. He is also survived by his faithful dog, Oscar. Remembered in our hearts till we see you again. Beannachd Dia Dhuit (Blessings of God be with you) A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Living Waters Fellowship, 222 Regent Rd Black Creek, BC at 1:00pm. Flowers are graciously accepted. We would ask that any donation in Dad’s memory be made to Gideons International. Please forward donations by mail to: Leo Myles, 214 Marie Place Campbell River, BC V9W 8G9.

McDOWALL, Margaret Ellen (Brown)

Margaret Ellen McDowall (Brown) passed away peacefully on January 6, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Alex McDowall. She raised her six boys in Vancouver: Allan (aka Sandy), Dan (Christina), Wally, Ron (Cory), David and Donald (deceased) Smith. She is predeceased by her brother Wally Brown and her sister Ellen Cawthra (Grant). She is survived by her sisters Mary Girard (Bill, deceased) and Jean Fanning (Paul, deceased), her grandchildren Chris (Stephanie), Trevor, Samantha, Ronald Jr., Challayne (Rob), Braden, many nieces and nephews, and great-grandchildren Tia and Clayton, Sister-In-Law and Brother-In-Law Bette and Mag Soglo and many nieces and nephews. She was many things to many people: a wife, a mother, an aunt, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a nurturing sister and a best friend. Margaret was born September 11, 1929 in Vancouver, BC to Edward Thomas Brown of Three Forks, BC and Jean Belle Brown (Roxburgh) of Vancouver. She attended St. Patrick’s. As a young woman s he undertook and embraced the role of raising her siblings. Margaret pitched softball in her youth and was the President of the Kitsilano Little League when her sons played baseball. She worked in dietary services at both Vancouver General and Holy Family Hospitals. She loved to travel with her husband to Hawaii, Reno, Lake Tahoe and many trips in the car around BC. She spent a lot of time at the beach in Kitsilano and Nanoose Bay, her home for the last 20 years, and looking after her grandchildren. A special thanks is extended to the staff at Trillium Lodge and Dr. Carey Sulz. A celebration of life is planned for the spring of 2012 and donations to the Alzheimer’s Society in lieu of flowers are appreciated.

MORROW, Dorothy Grace (nee Jackson)

Dorothy died on February 3, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones at Nanaimo General Hospital. She leaves to mourn her devoted husband of 51 years, George Francis (Frank) Morrow of Qualicum Beach. Cherished mother of Courtland, Johanna (Stan Cunningham) and Gordon Morrow. Beloved grandmother of Sarah and Connor Cunningham and Emyrs Saumier-Morrow. Dorothy was born in Yorkshire England in 1928 and “saw the light” in 1958 immigrating to Canada where she met her future husband in Toronto. Dorothy lived in Toronto, Montreal and Seattle, finally settling in Qualicum Beach fulfilling a dream to live near the ocean. She will be missed by family, friends and all those who got to know her in her final years at The Gardens. Dorothy had shown everyone what it really means to keep bouncing back even when the world got you down with her courage and spunk during her last few years. There will be no service as per request. Memorial donations in Dorothy’s name can be made to the S.P.C.A.

ROBINS, Dorothy Marie

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Dorothy Marie Robins lost her battle with cancer on January 11, 2012. Her loving husband, children, grandchildren and brother were by her side as she left us to join those who went before her. Married in 1962 to Ulric (aka Kirk) in Fort Macleod, Germany, together they experienced a life away from home full of new challenges. Once returning back to Canada they started their family. Dorothy leaves behind her husband of 50 years Ulric (Kirk) Robins, her 3 children, Martin and wife Kim of Qualicum Beach, BC, Carey of Port McNeill, BC, Tanya of St. Albert, AB, grandchildren Brandon, Olivia and Tea, great-granddaughter Elianna, as well as her brother Larry and wife Gwen and many nieces and nephews. Born Dorothy Marie Duthie, Sept 4, 1943 in High River, AB to mother Mildred and father Joseph she was the second youngest of 5 children. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Wayne and Donald and sister Carol. Dorothy was no stranger to the great sadness and emptiness we are all experiencing with her loss. We invite you to join us in a celebration of Dorothy’s life. Her passion for laughing will be missed beyond words, so let’s get together and remember her, share stories and our respects. Her Celebration of Life is a come as you are affair. Casual dress and conversation is exactly how she would have wanted it. Celebration of Life will be held in the Yates Reception Room, 1000 Allsbrook Rd Parksville on Saturday, Jan 21, 2012 @ 1:00PM.

ROSS, Angus Wallace

Angus Wallace Ross, born Sept. 20, 1953, set himself free from his body’s battle with cancer on Jan. 8, 2012. He was a leader in courage, humour, directness and love during his time with us. Angus faced his imminent departure with humour, wisdom and a good dose of mischief, right to the end! He was taken from life too soon for those of us left behind, with lots of music still in him. He’ll be so missed by his loving wife Michelle, son Allan, siblings Shari (Brock), Madelaine, and Ian (Krista), many extended family members, and a wealth of treasured friends. Angus’ sense of adventure and creativity was in full force as always, leaving an amazing wake of laughter. Whether it was designing, building, tinkering, racing bikes, cars or bathtubs and sharing great music, food and conversation with friends, the only way to do life was fully participating in each moment, usually at full throttle. Angus often said that if you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space! He was passionate about helping others with their “Pursuit of Excellence.” As a valued leader, assisting with the delivery of programs in the Yukon, Vancouver and on Vancouver Island, he will be profoundly missed by his colleagues and life time friends. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 1-4 pm at the Parksville Community & Conference Centre, 132 E. Jensen. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pursuit of Excellence Training Society or the charity of your choice are appreciated.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Judi Ryvers,now into the presence of her Lord and Saviour at the age of 60 on December 28 2011 at the Nanaimo General Hospital. Judi was born in Camrose A.B Aug 25 1951 Predeceased by her mother and father and sister Phyllis. She leaves behind her loving husband Jack Ryvers of 23 years, and she will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. Her son Mark Andreassen ( Jennifer ) granddaughter Katie Anholt Andreassen Jack’s children, John Ryvers ( Nancy) Grandchildren Lisa Christine Jacob Julie. Edward Ryvers, Silvia Ryvers Edmundson ( John ) grandson Derek. The memorial service will be held on Saturday January 14 at 1.00 PM 2012. at Yates Funeral Services 1000 Allsbrook Road Parksville B.C. A special thanks to the Doctor’s and nursing staff for their love and care at the Nanaimo Palliative care. In lieu of flowers we ask donations to be made in Judi’s memory to Project # 70500 Haiti children school Starfish Program, OMS Canada 293 Wellington St N Box 132 Hamilton Ontario L8L 8E7 Online condolences may be offered to the family at 250 248 5859

TOPLIFFE, Grace Doreen

Grace born in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan in 1920 passed away January 14, 2012. Left to grieve are husband of 71 years Herbert, son Ralph, daughter Jean, 4 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Grace moved to Coombs, Vancouver Island in 1937 and finished her grade 12 in Qualicum Beach. She married Herbert Topliffe in 1940 and had two children Jean and Ralph. After moving to Terrace, BC in 1954 Grace and Herbert returned to Coombs in 1968. Grace loved gardening and growing beautiful flowers. She will be missed.

STOODLEY, Dorothy Irene
August 12, 1916 – February 6, 2012

It is with great sadness that we say good-bye to Dorothy Irene Stoodley, who passed away at the age of 95, at Eagle Park Nursing Home in Qualicum Beach, BC. She passed away peacefully with her family around her. She will be deeply missed by her children; Gertrude (Daniel) Lewis, Marlene (Vernon) Simpson, Richard (Linda) Stoodley, Ernest (Sarah) Stoodley, Bob Stoodley and Georgina (Gilbert) Stoodley, plus numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, John Morris Stoodley in 1987 and was the last in a family of 8 siblings to pass. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Yates Chapel, Parksville, BC.

February 5, 1954 - January 26, 2012

Maggie died peacefully with her wife Jackie, her little sista Ilse, brother in law Ab, her dearest friends Beth, Alison, Kevin and Leslie by her side after her courageous very short battle with cancer. Maggie loved life and living in Oceanside. She was passionate, honest, most determined and never gave up on anything! Maggie became a very successful realtor; she enjoyed it and was committed to it. Her favourite place in the world was Bali; it gave her great peace in the last days of her life to know she will be returning there. Maggie’s family was so important to her; they gave her great delight, especially her big Bro Eric and all the nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her 4 legged kids Charlee, Toni, Cooper and Mr. T. and her mother in Scotland Margaret Mary Logue. Maggie is in a good place now joining her parents Herra and Roel Schaftlein and Jeffrey, who were very important to her. Date and time of her celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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