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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 78

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COATES, William Garth. Born September 13, 1920. Beloved husband of over 50 years to Nora, passed away suddenly yet peacefully at LGH on May 19, 2004 with his family by his side. He will be dearly missed by his daughters Maris and Gwen and grandchildren Kevin, Fiona, Daniel and Hannah. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, July 25th, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the North Shore Unitarian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army will be greatly appreciated.

COLLINS, Barbara Jean. Born October 18, 1932 in Stettler, Alberta. Passed away May 23, 2004 in New Westminster, Royal Columbian Hospital. Predeceased by parents Lillian and Frank Nourse; brothers, Clive, John, Clark, Preston; and infant sister Clara. Survived by husband of 51 years, Stephen; children, Sandra (Gregorio Lopez), Lorena (Dan O'Grady), and Michael (Teresa); grandchildren Scott Cashman, Hannah and David Collins. Also by sisters and brothers, Verona Kanten, Sylvan Lake; Irene Strader, Harrop, BC; Roy Nourse, Calgary; Neil Nourse, Red Deer; Florence Duncan, Red Deer; Fred Nourse; Fay Byers, Calgary; Judy Roberts, Powell River. Barbara will be sadly missed by her many unofficial family members and close friends from Japan, England and throughout the world. She enjoyed flower gardening and had a keen appreciation of nature, especially bird watching and the simple things of life. Drop-in friends were always welcome at her kitchen table. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on May 28, 2004 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations to the YMCA Healthy Heart Program, 208 - 245 East Columbia St., New Westminster, BC V3L 3W4.

COOK, Roy Ferguson, born December 15, 1950, passed away suddenly on May 15, 2004 in Penticton. He is survived by his wife Margaret; daughter Lisa and son Lee. Also survived by his mother Eveleen Cook; sisters, Janice Banks and Catherine Denike (Dave); brother Barry; auntie Joyce; and several nieces and nephews. Roy was a sweet and thoughtful guy with a wicked sense of humour. He loved his family and rock and roll music. We will miss you Ferg.

BURNETT, Elsie Gertrude (nee Bentley) September 8, 1920 - August 22, 2004. Passed away peacefully on Sunday in Coquitlam. Predeceased by her husband Morley (1998); her only child Jack (1999) and 3 sisters, Doris, Agnes, Ella. Survived by 1 sister, Phyllils, her cat Ethel, and many nieces and nephews. No service by request. Donations to the charity of choice. Thanks to Abbeyfield Society and Lakeshore Care Centre for making her last 2 years enjoyable.

CHARTIER, Lorne Joseph Arthur, born July 29, 1930 in Dauphin, MB, entered the spirit world peacefully August 23, 2004 to reunite with his beloved son Robbie, his parents and siblings who predeceased him. He leaves behind seven children, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a special lady, Laura, her family and many friends. All friends and family are welcome to the service at The Langley Legion, 2072 Eastleigh Cres. on Friday, August 27th at 2:00 pm for a Celebration of Life service with Minister Norman Pettersson presiding.

COPELAND, Joan Mary (nee Beeson), born March 28, 1921, died peacefully on August 20th, 2004, in her bed at her beloved Redonda home, as was her wish, in the care of her loving family, compassionate palliative care workers and Dr. Marc Boileau. She dealt with cancer with her customary courage and exceptional grace and will be profoundly missed by family, extended family and life long friends in Canada, England and the United States. She was an exceptional woman who touched all who knew her, no matter their age, and always gave much more than she would ever accept. Predeceased by her loving husband Ernest and sister Rene Curtis; she is survived by her older brother Laurie (Gladys) who lives in England; sons Brian (Kerry) and Brent (Marjorie); and four granddaughters, Kristi, Kelly Van Hees (Todd), Jordan and Regan, all of whom she was so very proud; niece Pamela Ball (Allen) of South Slocan; nephews Clive (Allison) and Russell (Liz) Beeson of England; and nieces and nephews in Seattle and Vancouver Island; and lastly her constant best friend Tiki. She will always be remembered for her unconditional love. Joan was born in Surrey, England, and won a scholarship to the local high school where she matriculated and later joined government service in the Inland Revenue. During the war she met, and in l943 married, Ernie who was from Regina and a Warrant Officer in the Canadian Army stationed near Epsom where she lived. When she became pregnant, they decided they would like the child to be born in Canada so as Ernie was traveling to France shortly after D-Day, Joan traveled on her own by sea and then by train across Canada to Vancouver to meet and live with Ernie's family. Upon his return after the war, they settled in Vancouver and later in North Vancouver where they spent long and happy lives. She had a long and well-respected career with Air Canada and in her retirement years, enjoyed many hours working in her garden, which was her labour of love. Year in and year out, her flower baskets were a joy to behold for the whole neighbourhood. She always kept in touch with her special friends in England who were embraced as family and many visits back and forth were a source of constant joy. She never stopped learning and when travel became too much of an effort, she was an example to us all as she continued her visits via email. How lucky we have all been to have known her. We will cherish the memory of her style, grace and strength with respect and admiration. A graveside inurnment ceremony will be held at 2:00 on Sept. 3, 2004, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby. Reception following at 4:00 p.m. at 5005 Redonda Drive, North Vancouver. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Research Society in lieu of flowers would be gratefully accepted.

CRAIG, Douglas Charles. Born in Nelson, BC, August 16, 1959. Passed away suddenly in Vernon, BC, August 22, 2004. His large family and group of friends are deeply saddened by their sudden loss. Survived by his wife. Katherine Marlene Craig; his sons and daughters, Jeffrey Douglas Craig, Matthew Reyland Craig, Nicholas Walter (Sarah), Amanda Hug (Errol), Jessenta Walter; his grandchildren, Alanna and Ethan Hug; his parents, Jeff and Mary Craig; his brothers and sisters, Geoff Craig, Martha Sutherland (Shawn), Greg Craig (Gloria), Marion deJong (John), Alison Stevens (Mark), Eleanor Munro (Mark), Catherine Craig, Don Craig (Kerry), Ian Craig (Karen), Gord Craig, Ed Craig (Mona); his in-laws, Ruby Fraser, May Anderson, Jack and June Fleming. Doug was surrounded by many, many people who admired him and loved him dearly, including his closest and dearest friends, Geoff Pratt and Robert Pearson, Doug's extended family in his business at Seaflight Industries, Vernon, and many in the aircraft industry throughout Canada. He will be profoundly missed. Doug's commemorative service will be held on Friday, August 27 at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Thanks to all of the medical staff at the Emergency Department of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and to Dr. Pritchett. Donations in lieu of flowers to: Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, 2102 32nd Street, Vernon, BC, VIT 5L2.

CROCKER, Leslie William passed away peacefully at the age of 89 in Victoria B.C. He is survived by his 2nd wife Mary, his daughters, Nola (Cliff) and Lee (Kevin), 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 119 (Port Moody) and retired from the Parks Department of the City of Port Coquitlam. A memorial service will be held Thursday August 26 @ 2pm at First Memorial 1155 Fort St. Victoria. In lieu of flowers donations to the Red Cross, Loan Cupboard would be appreciated.

DIDRIKSEN, Alf. Born June 28, 1922 in Vancouver, died August 20, 2004 at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. Long time resident of the B.C. coast and Port McNeill. Predeceased by his parents John and Magna Didriksen; sister Edna and nephew Gary. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Aashild; son Stanley; daughters, Nora Mae (John), Nancy (Buzz); four grandchildren, Alisha, Jonathan, Julieanne, Andrew; sister Joanne; sister-in-law Erna and aunt Edna Berg, many nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and Norway. He served in the Aleutian Islands in WWII and spent the rest of his life logging and fishing around Shawl Bay where his heart remains. Memorial service to be held August 28 in Port McNeill at Port McNeill Community Hall at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated. E-mail condolences to the family can be sent c/o

DIGUISTINI, Muriel (nee Morris), passed away August 20, 2004. Predeceased by her husband Tom in 1980, She is survived by two of her five sisters, Jessie Hunter and Kathleen Ramage, many nieces and nephews, family and good friends. Muriel was born in South Burnaby in 1928. She remained in South Burnaby all of her life. Muriel was the secretary at Magee High School for 35 years. At retirement she became a volunteer with the Burnaby Hospital Auxilary. This year she received her 20-year pin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice, or Burnaby Hospital or St. Michael's Hospice. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday August 28, 2004 at 2:30PM in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver.

DOUGLAS, Joyce Hazel in her 82nd year passed away peacefully in Langley on August 23, 2004. Predeceased by her husband Henry Richards Douglas and survived by her daughter, Linda (Peter) Ypenburg; son Jim (Nina) Douglas; by grandchildren, Kim (Dan) Ypenburg, Chris (Rachael) Douglas, Dayna Ypenburg; and great-grandchild Robynn Ypenburg. A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, August 28th at 2pm, contact Linda at 604-318-2592. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Henderson's Funeral Home 604-530-6488

BARCLAY, Howard Macintosh, born August 02, 1921, in Lethbridge, Alberta, passed away August 29, 2004, at Morgan Place, Surrey. He is survived by his daughters Judy (Bob) Stewart, Cathy Chambers and son Bruce Barclay. He also leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. At Howard's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. His family would like to extend their thanks to some very special staff at Morgan Place for the warmth and kindness given to dad. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

BROWN, Dale Weldon passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on August 30, 2004. He was predeceased by his loving wife Debbie, in March 2004; and his father Marcelle, in July 2003. He is lovingly remembered by his son Jason; his mother Zelma; brothers Duaine (Claudia), Keith (Meri); sister Darlene White (Harry); granddaughter Nadja; and multitudes of relatives and friends. A special thank you to the I.C.U. at the Royal Columbian Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 4th, at 2:00 pm, at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetic Association. Fraser Heights, 604-589-2559

BUSINK, Johanna passed away into the presence of her Lord on August 30, 2004. Predeceased by her husband Pieter in 1995. Survived by her loving children, Nella Venema, John (Anne), Aletta Arends (John), Joyce Venema (Herman), Peter (Evelyn), Bert (Coby) and Evert (Esther), twenty-four grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren. Memorial service Friday, September 3, 2004 at 1:00 pm in Living Hope Christian Reformed Church, 34631 Old Clayburn Road, Abbotsford. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779

CAMPBELL, Andrew Robinson. Born in Newtown Stewart, County Tyrone, N. Ireland on May 11, 1920, died unexpectedly yet peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at the age of 84, with his son and daughter-in law at his side. Robbie is survived by his loving son Dennis and daughter-in-law Jane; beloved granddaughters Shannon and Melissa. With his parents, 2 brothers and sister (all predeceased), he emigrated to Storthoaks, Sask. in 1928. He was a member of the R.C.M.P. from 1941 until 1966, retiring as a Staff Sgt. (Special Branch). He joined the B.C. Securities Commission in 1966 as an investigator and retired in 1980 as a Deputy Superintendent of Brokers. His honesty and integrity in his professional and personal lives brought him respect and many life-long friends from all walks of life. He was a talented furniture maker and a handyman who was generous with his time in helping others. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67th Avenue (at Hudson Street), Vancouver with Rev. Rick Taylor and Rev. Diana Sung officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to a charity of your choice.

CLARK, John. October 8,1910 - August 30, 2004 93 3/4 years of celebration for John and today, August 30th, the angels came and he joined the "love of his life", Veronica Cecile (Flo) Clark. John left us all a little richer, as he made a mark on each of us. The family would like to extend an invitation to the Celebration of his Life, Saturday, September 4, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28th Avenue, South Surrey, BC. Daughters, Joanne, Barbara and Elaine, along with their families, hope you can join us. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

CONATY, Jemima "Jerry" (nee Fordyce). Born in Banchory Scotland on October 28, 1903. Passed peacefully on August 29, 2004, in Richmond. Jerry was predeceased by husbands Robert Shearer in 1926 and Robert Conaty in 1966. She is survived by her son Bob (Barbara); grandsons Bruce (Myra) and Cameron; and great-grandsons Scott (Jamie), Brent and Colin. Special thanks to Dr. Peter Quelch and the wonderful staff of the Fraser Wing of Minouru Extended Care in Richmond. No service by request.

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