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BRITISH COLUMBIA - North Vancouver - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 81

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KONKIN - Thomas William

In loving memory of Thomas William Konkin, our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather who passed away peacefully on Sunday March 28, 2004 with his adoring children by his side. Happily, he is now reunited with the love of his life, his reason for being, our mother, Jeri, who predeceased him in November 2003 and with our brother Russ Dunham who predeceased him in February 1998. Our Dad was our hero, our anchor, our friend, our mentor. As a father and grandfather, we had the best. We thank you, Dad, for the ways in which you filled our lives with your unending generosity, love of life and laughter, for all the lessons you taught us all throughout our lives. Tom was stability, truth and dependability personified. He led a rich and rewarding life, knowing how to work hard, but also knowing how to enjoy life and have fun. Born September 10, 1927 in Camsack, Saskatchewan, he was the youngest of seven children and his passing marks the end of an era. Tom worked for General Paint until 1966 when he left in order to take on an up-start company, Ad-Print Markings Ltd and in 1974, assisted Jeri with the start of Ampco Manufacturers Inc. In both cases, he and Jeri took these companies beyond their wildest dreams. Tom was an astute businessman, an avid golfer, fisherman and traveler. Over the years, he and Jeri spent their happiest times in Kona, Hawaii and ' by the pool' with their myriad of grandchildren. Since retiring in 1996, his life revolved around Jeri, golf, Hawaii and his family until Jeri's illness when his focused devotion rested on her alone. Tom is lovingly remembered but sadly missed by his 3 surviving children: Jody Vajda (Chris), Tanny Vermeulen (George), Dann Konkin (Carey); his grandchildren Alix Dunham (Omar Diaz), Sarah Dunham (Paul Jasich), Matt Dunham and their mother Lynne Dunham (Mike Steele); Shane and Danna Vajda; Robyn, Courtenay and John Vermeulen; Ben and Kylene Konkin and their mother, Monique Church (Mark), and Mackenzie Konkin; and four great grandchildren, Asha and Indigo Diaz, Max and Eli Dunham Jasich. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Anita Early, Shylo Nursing Service and the staff of 7 West at Lions Gate Hospital for the loving care and kindness. A celebration of Tom's life will be held Sunday April 18, 2004 at 3 PM at the North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory gratefully accepted to the Lion's Gate Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. ' We were not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings who had a human experience.' Till we meet again.

NORTHUP - Donald Henry

Born March 3, 1922, passed away peacefully on the 1st of April 2004, in New Westminster. Don was a decorated veteran of WWII. He served with the Royal Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic and D. Day. He retired from Ocean Cement as a Captain, after 45 years of working the tow boats. Predeceased by his loving wife of 45 years, Doris, in July 1993. Survived by his children Linda (Rick), Mike (Deborah), John (Kathleen), Pat (Fran), who would like to give their heartfelt thanks to his loving companion Marjorie Sibley. Don and Marj loved and cared for each other, making Don's final years happy ones. His grandchildren, who he thought the world of Kurt, Stephanie, Dean, Nicole, Ashley and Brad. Also survived by a nephew Brian (Diane) and nieces Donna and Susan. A special thank you to the caring nursing staff at Royal Columbian Hospital in the emergency ward and 5 floor, south. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice Gone, but never forgotten Cheers, Jughead!

COUGHLAN - Joan Margaret.

Born May 29, 1929 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Passed away peacefully on April 5, 2004 in Vancouver, B.C. Survived by her husband of 56 years, William; daughter Lynn (Gary) Belbin; son Richard; granddaughter Jillian (Lincoln Loo); grandson Matthew; and great-granddaughter Grace. The family would like to thank the staff of 2 South-Evergreen House for their love and compassion graciously given to Joan over the years. A private family celebration will be held. Those desiring may make donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. in Joan's memory. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

ROBERTS - Peter Thomas "Pete"

Born June 7, 1928 in Vancouver, BC passed away April 2, 2004 in North Vancouver, BC. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy (1993), he will be greatly missed by his loving daughter Rosemary (Doug with sons Trevor and Bradley), stepson Bill (Estelle), grandsons Shawn and Matthew and numerous family and friends locally and around the world. Pete was an avid golfer and a past member of Seymour Golf and Country Club as well as a respected figure in the treated lumber business for over 40 years. Services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004, 10:00 a.m. at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers donations to the Parkinson Society Canada would be appreciated. The family would like to send special thanks to the staff at Evergreen House and Lions Gate Hospital for their care and attention to Pete during his stays there. "Out of the rough and into the cup!"

AXFORD - Dorothy Mary

Passed away peacefully on April 2, 2004, at the Kinsmen Retirement Centre. Born November 29, 1916, Dorothy is predeceased by her husband Laurie and brothers Clarence, Donald and Leonard. She is survived by her sons Robert (Sharon), Kenneth (Shiela) and Donald (Joan); and grandchildren Karianne, Laura, Joel and Steven. Catholic Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Parish, 3900 Arthur Drive, Delta, B.C. on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at 1:00 P.M. Reception followed. Interment at Boundry Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. DELTA FUNERAL HOME 604-946-6040

FODCHUK - Hilda May (nee Henderson)

Born Vancouver, B.C. May 19, 1923. Loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and neighbour. Hilda died unexpectedly of heart failure in Vancouver March 27. Predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Tom. We were all blessed in having Mom in our lives. She worked tirelessly for over 32 years at her store, Hilda's Apparel in Richmond, B.C. and her many customers miss her to this day. She devoted herself to providing a better life for her children and sacrificed much over the years. We'll miss Mom's infamous baked ham, beans and scalloped potatoes dinner; her shortbread, brownies and Yorkshire pudding. We fondly remember her getting lost in our basement, buying Christmas presents all year long, weeding our garden at 7:30 am, our trip to Japan and our many Easter holidays in Saskatoon. She taught us to appreciate beauty in our surroundings, to be creative, generous and kind. Celebrating Hilda's life are her devoted children Maureen (Kris), Greg (Mari) her, precious grandchildren Karina and Michael, her loving sisters Phyllis and Jean (Neil), Jim Fodchuk, her sister-in-law Mary, her life long friends, her many nieces and nephews and all her girlfriends at Hilda's and Vanity Lingerie. Thank you to everyone who helped make Mom's 80th birthday so special and creating so many wonderful memories for her last year with us. "Beauty rare is Hilda's claim, so 'Angel' now is her nickname". A celebration of Hilda's life will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at Jean and Neil Sweeney's, 4645 Burke Street, Burnaby. DELTA FUNERAL HOME 04-946-6040

HUBER - Albert.

Born on March 27, 1951 to Victor and Anganeta Huber. Passed away December 21, 2003 at MSA Hospital. Survived by one brother Hans; four sisters, Val, Elsa, Lily and Erna as well as numerous relatives and friends. Memorial Service Monday January 5, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 275A Street, Aldergrove, B.C. Pastor David Swan officiating. Cremation. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779
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HETHERINGTON - Patricia Sybil (Lewis)

Passed away peacefully December 20, 2003, at the age of 60. She was predeceased by her parents Clare and Sybil Lewis. She is survived by her lvoing husband of 40 years Brian Hetherington, her daughter Susan (Ian) and her two sons Todd (Lori) and Chad (Tara). She also leaves her brother Clive and his wife Patricia. She cherished her four grandchildren, Cole, Zachary, Kylar and Paige. Patricia will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. All who knew Patrica will miss her caring and generous nature. Patricia was a loving mother who chose to spend her time caring for her family rather than pursing a career. She loved to cook and spent endless days flipping through cookbooks so she could create the perfect meal. A service to remember Patricia was held Saturday December 27, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

BLANK - Reinhold W.

Born on August 18, 1931 in Germany, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2003 at the age of 72 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife Ella and their two children Jayne and Brandon. He is also survived by three brothers; George (Erika) of Creston, Joachim (Erika) of Coaldale Alberta and Konrad (Janet) of Auburn Washington, sister Erika (Elmar) Krueger of Portland Oregon, Ella's family and many nephews and nieces. Following his wishes a private memorial will be held on Saturday January 3 at 3:00 p.m. in the Arbor Chapel at Valley View Funeral Home 14660 - 72 Ave. Surrey. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to B. C. Children's Hospital or the B.C. Cancer Society.

EDDY - Earl Bruce of Maple Ridge, B.C.

Passed away suddenly at his home on December 19, 2003. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, July 29, 1930; predeceased by his brother Amos (Margaret). he is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Donna Louise (Fumano), and by his children: Mark, Shari, Glenn (Angela), Gavan (Laura), Shelli (John) and Mathew. Also left to mourn are his sixteen grandchildren: Nicholas, Myler, Jarami, Kalisha, Leivon, Frazer, Derek, Brandyn, Keynan, Brytnni, Tazmyn, Carmella, Dylan, Joel, Rhea and Krystyna; his brother Ronald (Joan), sister Lorna (Wes), in-laws Beverly, Leo (Lien), Gary (Teresa), Dianne (Bob), and many nieces and nephews. The most pleasurable times of his life were those spent with his family. He was greatly admired for his unselfish ways, dependability, honesty, and rare sense of humour. Dearly loved and sadly missed by all. (Special thanks to Dr. J.B. Bentz) No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canuck Place or the Heart and stroke Foundation. See you later in Volvo-Land!

DICKENS - Laurence Alan

Passed away peacefully at Cedar Hill Care Home, Langley, December 19, aged 86. Born in Vancouver, Larry and his beloved Dorothy raised their family in South Burnaby, where he represented the London Life Insurance Co. The couple moved to Langley in 1989. Larry is survived by Dorothy and their children: Diana Muttart (Barry), Michael Dickens (Glenda) brother Blake Dickens (Bridget) in Duncan, and four loving granddaughters. No formal service is planned. Donations to any charity would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.

ACKHURST - Gillian Frances (nee Bishop)

Born June 24, 1946 in West Vancouver, died peacefully on December 27, 2003 at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver. She leaves us blessed with memories of a women unafraid to live life in the service of love. Her father Gordon Bishop, husband Peter and children Suli and Michael invite those who knew Jill to celebrate her life and vision at Highlands United Church. 3255 Edgemont Blvd. on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations to the B.C. Cancer Society or The Canadares Street Children Project.

DAPP - THOMAS (Doods) Henry,
January 24, 1958.

Thomas passed into eternal peace at Lions Gate Hospital on Wednesday, December 24, 2003, tragically overcome by a rare lung disease. Surrounded by his family, he is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his partner and best friend, Ginette LaFrance, his sons Jake, Terry and Timothy Dapp, his sisters Diane (John) Quock, Rosie Dapp, Ann (Howie) Paquette, Doreen (Charlie) Parnell, Maggie Charles, Marie (Trev) Wilkie and Susan Nahanee, his brothers Joseph and Donald Dapp, Frank van Bynen, Tony Caldwell, Frank Nahanee, his special friends Luc La Belle and Wallace Helter, also many nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his Grandma Mary George, Grandpa Henry George, mother Eleanor Dapp, father Walter Dapp, twin brother Timothy, brother Carl and two sisters. Thomas was determined to get a good education and in May of 1993, he graduated from Queens University with a law degree and returned home to North Vancouver. He dedicated his practice to teaching and helping aboriginal people through the native law courts system. He was also a hard working, dedicated father to his sons, helping to care for them the best he could. He was a good brother and a good friend to many and in spite of his illness, carried on bravely, always ready to face life's challenges with his great sense of humor and wit, and always ready to lend a hand. Rest in peace dear brother, we love you, "Doods". Prayers will be offered up on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. and a funeral service on Saturday January 3, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Tsleil Waututh Recreation Center at 3010 Sleilwaututh Road, North Vancouver (just north of the 3000 block Dollarton Hwy) Cremation will follow by his request. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Canadian Arthritis Association or the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Canadian Lung Transplant Society

CAWOOD - Joan Amelia

Age 80 years, entered into rest at North Vancouver on December 19, 2003. Lovingly remembered by her son Richard Smith, daughter Marnie Smith and grandchildren Rick Smith and Shane Smith as well as many relatives and friends. She is predeceased by Dick Cawood. Memorial Service to be held at St. Catherine's Capilano Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver, BC. on January 3, 2004 at 1:00 PM. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society. HOLLYBURN FUNERAL HOME 604-922-1221

RYCKMAN - NORAH (nee Neill)
June 8, 1911 - December 17, 2003.

Norah passed away peacefully in her sleep at Inglewood Lodge. Norah was predeceased by her husband Albert in 1997. She is survived by her son Neil (Hope), daughter Sandra (Glen), six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. While growing up in Vancouver, Norah studied piano, played piano in the Baptist Church and became a piano teacher. Norah was always a willing volunteer, giving her time to family, Church, schools and Brownies. After spending many years commercial fishing, Norah and Albert retired to Bowen Island where family visits were central in their busy lives. While on Bowen, Norah enjoyed her Church, Seniors, Garden Club, Historians, Legion, teaching Tai Chi and providing coffee and home baking in their home for Dad's Rod & Gun Club meetings. She remains in our hearts as a loving, kind and gentle Mother and Grandmother. We love you always, Your family.

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