DEAUSY - Evelyn "Tick " Deausy of Kamloops BC passed away on September 11, 2004. Evelyn was born in Saskatchewan on October 23, 1920. In 1941 Evelyn entered nursing school at St. Joseph's Hospital in Port Arthur, Ontario. She graduated in 1944. Evelyn carried fond memories of the friendships made during her training. Her nursing class celebrated 60 years in 2004. Evelyn met the love of her life and was married in 1948. They were blessed with three children and many grandchildren. Evelyn was predeceased by her loving husband Jim in 2003. She is survived by her son Dwight (Cathy) Deausy of Maple Ridge, BC, daughters Joanne (Garvin) Wallace of Prince George, BC, Janice (Terry) Mount of Kamloops. Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren Jennifer and Geoffery Wallace, Andrea and Kimberly Mount, Shawna (Steve) Mason and Shane Garvey. Great grandchildren Hailey, Mark and Danae. Her loving brother Elmer O'Byrne of Regina SK and several other special relatives. Special thanks to Dr. J. Anderson and staff, Community Care Nurses and the loving staff at the Kamloops Hospice. Memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday September 16, 2004 in the Kamloops Funeral Home Chapel, 285 Fortune Drive. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home. 72 Whiteshield Crescent South Kamloops, BC, V1S 2S9. Kamloops Funeral Home (250) 554-2577
March, June Vera,
MARCH - June Vera passed away peacefully in Burnaby General Hospital on April 1, 2005 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Paul in 2001 and son Allen in 1985. She is survived by her sons; Ron (Rena) of Sechelt, B.C. and Murray of Vancouver, sisters Kae (Angus) of Cornach, Sask., and Billie (Jack) of Birsay, Sask., Daughter in law Nancy and grandsons James and Brian all of Vancouver. June was a beautiful warm person whose spirit will remain in our memories forever. May she rest in peace. No service upon request. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268.
MUIR - Dollie May Wong Peacefully, at her home in Victoria, British Columbia on October 28, 2005, after a sixmonth struggle with cancer. Dollie was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan on December 11, 1944 to the late Wong and May Gin. She is survived by her husband, William; brotherin-law James (Margaret) of Toronto; stepdaughter Claire (Mark Huisman) and stepson Alastair of Toronto; sister Joeline (Sammy) Shong of Victoria; and five brothers: Sueloge (Elaine) Gin, Ken Gin, and Henry Gin, all of Herbert, Saskatchewan; King (Gayle, deceased) Gin of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan; and Dan (Julie) Thom of Akron, Ohio. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Dollie attended schools in Herbert and Victoria, and studied at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan. She retired from teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Regina in 1997 to come to Victoria. Earlier she had worked in credit reporting in Regina. Among her activities there were Credit Women International and the University Women's Club. She did extensive volunteer work in adult literacy, for which she received an award from the Regina Public Library. Travel was one of Dollie's pleasures, and she had fond memories of wine country tours in Oregon, California, and the Okanagan, extensive trips to Europe and Asia, and of winter months spent in Mexico. She enjoyed physical activities such as early morning jogging, scuba diving, and pumping iron with the Gym Goons at Planet Fitness. Among the groups in Victoria that will miss Dollie's contributions are the Hillside Mall Walkers Club, the Oak Bay Tea Party, and the Saanich Sommeliers winemaking club. Moving to Victoria presented a challenge that she revelled in: designing a house and a garden that would end up on the cover of Gardens West. One of the bitterest blows that cancer dealt her was preventing her from passing the final test that would have qualified her for membership in the British Columbia Guild of Wine Judges. A celebration of Dollie's life will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2005 starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Horseshoe Club of Victoria at 620 Kenneth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Victoria Hospice, whose compassionate and professional care helped ease Dollie's way along her difficult voyage.
Pitt Meadows, BC
DUNCAN - GORDON WILLIAM. Gord was born March 17,1934 in Creelman, SK. He passed away at his home in Pitt Meadows, BC after a hard fought battle with cancer, his loving wife Irma at his side, family and friends all around. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to, may donate to the A.L.S. Society in memory of his sister Judy.
BALFOUR, GEORGE ARTHUR - George died peacefully in the Richmond General Hospital Palliative Care Unit early in the morning of January 2, 2006. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Ella: their three children: Brenda (Rob) White of Vancouver: Ruth Balfour (Neal Boyle) of Richmond: and Jim (Heather) Balfour of Regina, SK: six grandchildren he absolutely adored and was utterly devoted to: Bryce, Dylan, Taylor, Rachel, Jared and Liam: one sister Bev (George) Bell of Regina, Saskatchewan and one brother Jack Balfour of Comox, BC. In his working life, George worked for Federated Coops in Regina, Saskatchewan, the Calgary School Board and the Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia as well as teaching for many years at BCIT. In recent years, he assumed numerous responsibilities for Supreme Basics based in Regina, Saskatchewan. He spent many hours working for the church he loved, St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church in Vancouver and for a cause dear to his heart, the Canadian Cancer Society. He was a member of the MG Sports Car Club and an MG and sports car enthusiast for most of his life. George's family would like to express thanks to family physician Dr. Robert Morrell and oncologist Dr. John Yun; but special appreciation and thanks to Dr. Alan Nixon and the staff of the Palliative Care Ward at Richmond General Hospital for their care and compassion during his illness. A Memorial Service to celebrate George's life will be held at St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson St., Vancouver, BC on Saturday January 7, 2006 at 2PM. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church Heritage Building Fund and/ or to Pancreatic Cancer Research, through the Canadian Cancer Society.
Lapchuk, George Nick,
LAPCHUK, GEORGE NICK - Passed away suddenly on Friday, April 9, 2004 in Vancouver, BC at the age of 52. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan where he attended Thompson and Balfour Schools. Predeceased by his parents Nick and Doreen. George will be sadly missed by dear friends.
I'M FREE Don't grieve for me; for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found the peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times,
A loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free.
No service at George's request.