RECENT OBITUARIES, LODGE 764 RETIREE MEMBERS Note:- Most Obituaries may be viewed at the Links below
Current, Vancouver Sun:- http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/ (Other Provinces also available at this link)
Archived, Vancouver Sun:- http://classifieds.canada.com/vancouver/archives/index.aspx?cls_id=37913&goback=30
- BURGESS, Charles W, born May 14, 1929
Burial arrangements under the direction of Mount Vernon Memorial Park & Mortuary.
NO PUBLIC SERVICES ARE SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME. Check
- AICHINGER, Erwin, 1939 – July 12, 2020 Erwin Aichinger, a Shop Technician and Inspector Foreman for Air Canada, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. Erwin is survived by his wife, Ruth Aichinger (nee Foersterling); his children, Andrea Aichinger (Elliott), Sabine Aichinger (Derek); grandchildren, Evan, Mallory and Jenna and his brother, Juergen Aichinger.
Erwin was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1939 and immigrated to Canada in 1959. He worked at CAE for 9 years, before moving to Vancouver and gaining employment with CP Air. He retired with Air Canada in 2003.
Enroute, as a young man to Canada, he met and eventually married the love of his life, Ruth. Together they welcomed their two daughters in 1968 and 1972 respectively. Erwin was a devoted husband and father and loved to bike and run. He participated in many World Airline Road Races and in 2004 traveled by bicycle across Canada with two friends.
Erwin loved nature and, when time allowed, often fished and spent time up north with his friends and in later years, his son-in-law Derek. But he was happiest at home with his wife Ruth. They were never far apart and spent their days, walking, cooking and baking.
Erwin will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all those who knew him. Erwin never liked to be the center of attention; as per his wishes, there will be no funeral service.
Info from the Pionairs July 22, 2020 Obituary Newsletter email www.pionairs.ca
- HIMMELBAUR, Fred I August 15, 1929 – May 17, 2020 With overwhelming sorrow, please know that Fred Himmelbauer passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17th, with his wife, Kay Rezanson, at his bedside.
Fred immigrated to Vancouver BC from Salzburg, Austria, in his early twenties. He worked at a variety of jobs from the forest industry to various construction projects, and eventually acquired a position with Air Canada Airlines. He retired from the Airlines as their Crew Chief when he turned 60 years old.
Fred was predeceased by his first wife Shirley shortly after his retirement as well as by his sister Herta Muhlbock and his brother Otto in Linz, Austria. He is survived by his twin daughters Vicky and Elana and two grandsons Tristan and Ethan.
He is as well survived by his current wife Kay Rezanson, her children Chris and Lara, and her grandchildren Katelyn, Brody, and Lincoln. His surviving relatives in Linz Austria are his nephews Herman Muhlbock and Dietmar (Anita) Himmelbauer and niece Gerlinde (Peter) Zehtner.
Fred appreciated all that life had to offer. The smallest of things were never lost on him, and his gestures rarely less than grand. Putting others first was his nature, and bringing smiles to those around was effortless. He was a gentle and generous soul with a heart of gold. WE WILL ALL MISS HIM SO .Published on June 6, 2020, Vancouver Sun
*Vancouver Sun Obituary Website:- https://vancouversunandprovince.remembering.ca/obituary/fred-himmelbaur-1079299546
*Dignity Memorial Obituary:- https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/vancouver-bc/frederick-himmelbauer-9191174
- UPDATE! CHICHAK, William- September 28th, 1927 – June 22nd, 2020. You are kindly invited to attend the online streaming of the Celebration of Life for William Chichak. Date for the live stream: Saturday, September 26th 2:00 – 3:00 pm Pls read info here https://www.evite.com/event/0022MMUFGLXNXIMCAEPK6OP7SNMBEE/rsvp/ New! Oct 11, 2020 William Chickak funeral video supplied by Williams Daughter https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/TF7SPNPPFH5QT4WB
- ROBINSON, Clancy :- Mentioned in the May IAM 764 Snag Sheet (I could not find an Obituary as of May 30, 2020)
- HAVERSTOCK, Harvey 1940 – 2020 It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the family of Harvey Haverstock announce his peaceful passing on May 12, 2020. Harvey was born January 22, 1940, in Melville, SK, to loving parents, Henry and Rheta (Knuckey) Haverstock. They moved to Richmond in 1954, where to this day was home. Graduating from Richmond High was the highlight of his school years, and Harvey was proud that his two children also graduated from Richmond High.
Harvey enjoyed a long career with CPAir and Canadian Airlines. His last 15 years of work were with Computer Services, where he traveled to many parts of the world and loved every experience. However, his favorite vacation spot was Waikiki, Hawaii.
Harvey was the most forgiving, non-critical person; he was kind, gentle, and loved by all who knew him. Harv always put others first and did everything possible to help others. He will be remembered for his passion for cutting grass, washing cars, and solely decorating the family Christmas tree – a tradition that started when he was 15 years old. He loved his city, his neighbours, and neighbourhood. He loved hockey and never gave up hope for his Canucks to win the Stanley Cup.
Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Marlene Walton; and sister-in-law, Alice Haverstock. Harvey leaves his cherished, beloved wife, Heidi, who was his best friend of almost 54 years. Harvey is also survived by his two children, Todd (Yvonne) and Tania (Chris), who were his pride and joy; and his four loved grandchildren, Nathan, Sam, Aimee, and Sage. He also leaves behind his brother, Gerry; brother-in-law, Bud; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Erich and Elsie Penner. He has countless friends, cousins, nephews, and nieces that he deeply loved.
We will be forever grateful for the support and care we have received from our family and friends. We want to pay tribute to the pastoral team (Chris, Rachel, and Deb) and our church family “Church on Five” who were always ready to help and encourage. Our homegroup was amazing.
We wish to further thank the Richmond Palliative Care staff for the love and care they provided not only to Harvey in the last 4 days of his life, but also to his family. Special thanks to Dr. Yun, Dr. Nguyen, and Dr. Chang.
When permitted the family will travel to Waikiki for a service and his ashes will be spread in the ocean in honor of Harvey’s wishes.
Harvey stated that “cancer was not going to take his life. The Lord was just taking him home.” This statement was tangible in those last few hours of his life; God’s presence was felt in his room. Harvey told his family, “Don’t be sad, I have lived life to the fullest, I have no regrets and couldn’t be more proud of my family I leave behind.”
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to either the Church on Five’s benevolence fund or the Frasier Valley Gleaners Society.
Published in North Shore News from May 21 to May 23, 2020.
Obituary Website:- https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nsnews/obituary.aspx?n=harvey-haverstock&pid=196222208
- BECKER, Ross David :- 23-Jul-1963 – 30-Apr-2020 After a short but hard-fought battle with cancer, Ross passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord on April 30th with his wife Mary Ann by his side. Ross will be lovingly remembered by Mary Ann, mother Willene, brothers Gary (Olive) and William, sisters Marilyn and Bonnie, nephew Devon, nieces Jennifer, Kimberly, Kelly, Keri, Lori, and several great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by father Albert, and brother Don.
Born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in Tsawwassen and White Rock, Ross was always full of energy, fun and determination. He excelled in Air Cadets & later in the Canadian Forces Reserves. Ross and Mary Ann wed in 1990 and soon made Fleet wood their home, where Ross enjoyed his passion for gardening, piano playing, and renovation projects. In 2018 Ross retired from Air Canada Cargo where he was highly respected by all who worked with him.
Ross was a man of faith who was passionate about the Lord’s return. His enthusiasm, kindness, wisdom, and gentle spirit will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations to Project Wellness would be greatly appreciated.
Obituary Website:- https://www.arbormemorial.ca/valleyview/obituaries/ross-david-becker/49106
- CLEVEN, Earl Gunder, passed away on the 20th April 2020 in the Sechelt Hospital after a two-year long battle with cancer, he was in his 88 year.
His wife Margaret and children Mark, Gary, Lara & son-in-law Abdulhakem visited him in the hospital.
Earl was born in Cereal, Alberta and moved to the Vancouver area in his youth.
Earl worked for CP AIR starting in February 1957 and was a senior Shop Foreman In the Accessory shop at the CP Maintenance Operations Centre in Richmond BC , Earl was well liked and respected by all his staff and work colleagues He retired in 1993 and moved to the Sunshine Coast thereafter.
There may be a modest celebration of life sometime in the future.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cancer society would be appreciated. Expressions / cards of condolences may be sent through
Delvin’s Funeral Home 579 Seaview Rd Gibsons BC V0N 1V9
Notice from the Air Canada Pionairs May 4, 2020
- ROGERS, Robert Wesley (Buck)
Peacefully, with his family at his side, Dad passed away at the Heath Sciences Centre on February 12, 2020.
He leaves to mourn his daughters, Darcie Yale (Robert) and Erin Alexander (James); brother James (Carolea); grandchildren, Matthew, Victoria, Tyler and Benjamin, and former spouse Judy, as well as Patricia’s daughter Heidi Hubbard. He was predeceased by Patricia and his parents, Edward “Palmer” and Daisy.
Dad was born and raised in Winnipeg. He graduated from St. James Collegiate. Following in his father’s footsteps, he joined Air Canada, becoming a Certified Avionics Engineer. Dad worked in Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. He took pride in his career and was a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge on all matters of avionics. Dad also loved music, listening to artists including the Irish Rovers, Rod Stewart and “real” Country music. Though quiet, Dad also loved to make people laugh. He was constantly thinking up ways to lighten the mood; playing practical jokes including gluing someone’s shoes to the floor, driving his car around at Halloween with his sidekick George (a skeleton) and ordering his two eggs any style; one scrambled, the other fried.
Dad moved home from Chilliwack to Winnipeg in 2015 to enjoy his final years surrounded with the people who loved him. He was always thrilled to visit with his brother and wife, children and grandchildren. Dad cherished this time, reflecting on what great days he had. When not spending time with family, Dad doted on his four-legged friends; Boofer, his Boston terrier and Darla, his cat.
Dad struggled for years with diabetes. He found the bright side in illness; reflecting on time spent attending to medical appointments and hospital admissions as additional time to visit with family. In December, Dad was diagnosed with cancer, which he fought valiantly, his goal being to spend as many more days as he possibly could with the family he loved dearly. Dad is now at rest. Special thanks to his physicians, homecare team and caregivers at the Health Sciences Centre. Special thanks as well to his neighbours, Jerry and Karen.
A celebration of Dad’s life will take place on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Coutu Funeral Chapel, 680 Archibald Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Diabetes Canada.
E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS
680 Archibald Street
Publish Date: Feb 22, 2020
- TERNAN, James (Mentioned in the November 2019 IAM764 Snag Sheet)
Obituary search found this notice:-
March 17, 1936 – June 11, 2019
James Ternan was born on March 17, 1936 and passed away on June 11, 2019.
First Memorial Funeral Services Fraser Heights Chapel
14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC
- FRYATT, Janet (Mentioned in the November 2019 IAM764 Snag Sheet)
- DE VILLA, Ceferina (Mentioned in the November 2019 IAM764 Snag Sheet)
Obituary search found this notice:-
Ceferina “Rene” Religioso De Villa
August 26, 1943 – September 25, 2019
Please join the family in Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life of Ceferina “Rene” Religioso De Villa.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 10:30 am at Guardian Angels Parish (1161 Broughton Street, Vancouver).
Info from https://kearneyfs.com/obituaries/ceferina-rene-religioso-de-villa
- O’CONNELL, James Brien, 1950 – 2019, Surrounded by his close family, Jim passed away suddenly and peacefully on September 9, 2019. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 39 years, Corinne, his children Bryan (Norah), Colleen (Ian), granddaughter Isabelle, his sisters Maureen and Rosemary of Winnipeg, and the rest of his loving family and all who knew him. Jim, a long-time resident of Ladner, had a long career in the aviation industry, working at Okanagan Helicopters, CP Air, retiring from Air Canada. Prayers will be held Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m., funeral Friday, September 13, 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC. In lieu of flowers, please donate generously to the BC Cancer Society.
Published on September 12, 2019
- HEIDE, Geoffrey Michael, February 9, 1951 – July 21, 2019, It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Geoff with his family by his side at Willingdon Creek Village in Powell River, B.C. after a long courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Maureen (Mee), Son, Michael (Sheri), grandson Cooper, granddaughter Jolene. Sister’s Tracy (Jim), Nevia (Doug). Father, Norman E. Heide. Geoff has numerous nieces and nephews and children of our good friends who called him Uncle Geoff. He was preceded in death by his mother Edith in 2007. Geoff worked on the ramp at Vancouver International Airport and retired after 36 years with Air Canada/Canadian Airlines/CP Air. Geoff was a gentle soul who loved his family and friends. He loved classic cars, fishing, camping and puttering in his garage. He also enjoyed a rum and Pepsi at happy hour and a good laugh with good friends. He was a hard worker and was always there to lend a helping hand to his friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.(Info from Lodge 764 Website Home page Aug 2, 2019) Sep 6, 2019:- A Celebration of Life for Geoff Heide will be held on September 21st @ 1:00 PM Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
- MCBAIN, Allen Edward (Al) July 2, 1961 – July 26, 2019 It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic and sudden passing of Captain Allen Edward McBain, on July 26, 2019, at 58 years of age. Al, the able pilot of the Seair Cessna 208 Caravan float plane that crashed on Addenbroke Island, BC on the morning of July 26, 2019, perished instantly.
Allen was born in Saint Avold, France to Georgette Violard and Major James Harold McBain, the latter who was stationed in Lahr Germany with the RCAF 442 Squadron (Father James predeceased Al in 1987). Al is survived by his mother Georgette Violard McBain, brother John Viola, sister Nathalie Chambers, nieces Gilana Viola McRae, Kaylia Lauriente, nephew, James Sage Rogers, and niece, Lola Georgette Chambers, and great-nieces Jordyn Avery McRae, and Evelyn Linda Lauriente (all of Victoria, BC). Allen had cousins, aunts, and uncles in BC, Alberta and France. He had a special connection with his Uncle Gilbert Cucuat, and Regis Cucuat in Freyming Merlebach, France, and Uncle Moe McBain (deceased) and cousin Tammy McBain (Bill) in Calgary. Al had numerous friends and colleagues across the globe.
Al was proud of his French heritage and held both French and Canadian citizenship. After emigrating from France in 1965, the family was posted to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Al attended elementary school with his brother John in Portage La Prairie. Al moved from Alberta in 1980 to Richmond, BC and attended McNair Secondary. Al played quarterback for the Richmond Raiders Football Club, while working for the Delta Hotel chain, and saving money for his pilot’s licence. He later embarked upon a 30 year career with Air Canada where he was trained in all aspects of Air Canada ground operations and tasked with high level duties, such as lead station attendant and Air Canada technical maintenance. Al was a licensed Vancouver Airport Authority D Operator, which entailed towing and moving aircraft at YVR. Al worked with Jackson Air, Baxter Aviation, Pacific Spirit Air, and Harbour Air where he flew: the Cessna 185, 180, 185, 172, DHC-2, DHC3, Beaver, single Otter, DHC3, 701M Walter Turbine, Dash 34, and Pratt aircraft. In 2001, Al began working for Seair Seaplanes, Richmond, BC and flew the Cessna Caravan 208, among other aircraft. Al had logged over 8,500 hours on BC’s west coast.
Al was a natural born athlete, a marathon runner, triathlete, dog lover, sports car enthusiastic, health and wellness fanatic, a gifted and prolific nature photographer (@floatplaneguy), and, in recent years, a world traveller. Al supported the disadvantaged at The Dugout in Vancouver’s downtown eastside. He adored warm climates and healthy food and often returned to much loved destinations, such as Thailand and Palm Springs, California.
Al lived life to the fullest and was a good friend. He was much loved and respected by colleagues at Air Canada and Seair Seaplanes. Always quick to lend a helping hand, Allen’s gregarious nature and generous spirit will never be forgotten.
A Celebration of Life to remember Al McBain will be held at the Pacific Gateway Hotel, 3500 Cessna Dr., Richmond, BC on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Published on August 16, 2019
Newspaper Article about his Death https://www.richmond-news.com/news/tributes-pour-in-for-pilot-from-richmond-based-seaplane-company-1.23900120
- SELIGMAN, Ronald “Ron” – Feb 10, 1938 – Jul 24, 2019
With broken hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved Dad Ron, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Survived by his children Debbie (Dan), Mike (Lisa), Gail (Arry), brother Sunny (Doreen), many grand and great-grandchildren, and a vast number of friends. Predeceased by parents Marion and Saul and siblings Faye and Kenny. Ron will be remember for his love of life and laughter, and for his true gift of the gab. As an accomplished upholster, he ran his own successful business before joining (CP-Air) Air Canada and working 27 years. Ron spent many years as a lifeguard on various beaches in the city and was an avid motorcyclist for over 40 years. A celebration of life will be held in his honour on Saturday August 24, between 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Cranley Place Community Assoc. 2141 Cranley Drive, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Cancer Society in his honour.
Published on August 16, 2019
- LENARD, John, December 7, 1949 – July 22, 2019. It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of John Lenard on July 22 who fought courageously for 3 weeks after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by his wife Rita, sister Sally and brother Tony. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. John was born in England but fell in love with Canada when travelling here in the 70’s and it has been his home for the last 40 years. He will be remembered not only for his loving and caring nature but also his passion for new and innovative technology.
A memorial service will be held at All Saints Community Church 14615 16th Ave, White Rock at 2 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.
- RUST, Alan, August:- 22, 1950 – APRIL 17, 2019, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Pionairs member, Alan Rust. Alan was known to so many of you across the system. He joined Air Canada in Montreal in 1974 working in Line Maintenance as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. He transferred to Vancouver in that capacity in 1986 and remained there until his retirement in 2002. But Alan didn’t “retire”! He was a guy with big ideas and was interested in so many things, especially in the online world. It was Alan that created our Pionairs website and administered it until the end of last year. It was his baby and he hoped it would be his legacy.
In 1995 he had branched out by creating his own company, Real Magic Online, and many other groups were also the recipients of his own brand of magic. He particularly liked connecting the people in various aviation clubs with each other. But Pionairs remained near and dear to his heart. He was a huge supporter and believed strongly in our organization. Over the years he worked with several different Districts as well as our National Executive in creating templates for newsletters, electronic notices (like this one), and electronic mailings lists. As well, he set up online registrations for many different social events and annual meetings.
He was very conscientious, a hard-working man, a genius with technology, and always available any time any of us needed his expertise. He derived pleasure from mentoring anyone that showed a willingness to learn. He was a humble man that shunned the spotlight but was always so generous with his time and knowledge. He left his imprint on every organization he was involved with and his inspiration lives on in all of us who knew him. We will miss him greatly.
Alan is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date.
- CRERAR, Jack, Passed March 31, 2019. It is with sadness and comfort that after a lengthy battle with Cancer, Jack has taken his final flight.
Jack leaves behind the love of his life forever, 55 years, Maureen; daughter Debbie, husband Kai and grandchildren, Jack and James; son Kelly, wife Janna and grandchildren, Peyton and Jordyn, and a long list of loving family and friends. Also, sister Karen, brother Randy and their families, sisters-in-law, Helen and Leslie and their families.
In the fall of 2017, Jack realized his lifelong dream of moving home to Manitoba. Jack’s final year was spent boating from his own dock in the creeks of Miklavik, watching the airplanes soar over Lake Winnipeg and visiting his beloved family cottage on Chalet Beach.
His many incredible stories will be missed by all, and Grandpa/Papa will always be the smartest star in the sky in his grandkids eyes.
At Jack’s request, a Celebration of Life will take place in July on Jack and Maureen’s Miklavik, Gimli property. Date to be announced. In honour of Jack, take a moment to look up to the sky and find any airplane soaring above and smile. He is up there with all of the airplanes he loved so much.
Jack will join his mom (Mable), dad (Harvey) and brother (Keith) at the St. Georges Wakefield Anglican Church in Petersfield, Manitoba.
Thank you to the CancerCare Manitoba teams, doctors and staff for your incredible support to Jack and our family.
In lieu of flowers, donations for Gimli Hospital will be collected at the celebration.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 13, 2019
- WILSON, David:– Mentioned in the March 2019 IAM 764 SNAG Sheet In Memoriam”. No details of an Obituary, as of March 25, 2019
- WHELAN, Jack:- Oct 23, 1936 –March 2, 2019. Jack passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 2nd at home. Predeceased by his wife, Gloria, in 2009, siblings Jim and Blanche. He is survived by his sister Audrey, his son Wayne (Cristina), daughters Kathleen (Frank) and Darlene (Travis), and grandchildren Tia, Daniela, Tiffany, Austin, Justin, Adam, Jessica, and Carson.Jack was born in White Fox, Saskatchewan, son of Irish immigrants, Jim and May, and grew up on the family farm. At 15, he followed his brother to Prince George to work at the planer mill. At 18, he began his career with CP Air and worked in several communities in BC. His strong work ethic as a Lead Station Attendant earned him the nickname Backcracker Jack. He finished his career at Canadian Airlines just short of 44 years.In Vancouver, he met and married Gloria and they settled in Ladner in 1967 to raise their family.Jack was one of Ladner’s greatest superfans. He loved to watch his family’s activities and sports and was a popular baseball, soccer, and softball coach. Jack and Gloria were an integral part of Ladner and Shellmont Lanes, where they worked and bowled.Thank you to the wonderful caring people in our community of Ladner, Augustine House, and his friends at the Ladner Leisure Centre.
Please come join us celebrating Jack’s life Saturday, March 9th at 2 pm at Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Drive, Ladner.In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart & Stroke Foundation
Funeral Home:- Delta Funeral Home – Delta, 5329 Ladner Trunk Rd., Delta, BC V4K 1W6, 604-946-6040
Published in The Delta Optimist from Mar. 7 to Apr. 5, 2019
- KUBE, Arthur:- January 09, 1935 – February 10, 2019 (Note from IAM 764 Retirees:- He was a great friend to labor and the IAM especially. He often attended
our meeting to update us on Pensioners issues with the Government ,services available to us and many other issues.)
Art Kube died this morning – February 10, 2019
The Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC – COSCO acknowledges Art Kube’s contributions and celebrates his service with and for seniors in the Province.
We have much to be thankful for!
Following his retirement in 1995, Art’s volunteer work with seniors spanned almost 30 years! A remarkable record that included presidency of the New Vista Society, Seniors On Guard for Medicare and various executive positions culminating in his presidency of COSCO.
In all of Art did, he worked in collaboration with others, both in his own organization and other organizations. His capacity for seeing the larger context – the big picture was an essential quality.
Seniors housing, health care, transportation, pensions and advocacy were all issues of concern to Art and the object of his work. Principles of equality and fairness guided his work.
He was pivotal in helping to develop COSCO’s Health and Wellness Society, the organization that delivers workshops to/with seniors all over the province, free of charge.
In 2015 Art received the Order of Canada in recognition his many good works.
“Details about any arrangements will be shared as they become available” Info from http://www.coscobc.org/ website
Additional info from the Vancouver Sun & Province
KUBE, Arthur Alexander, January 09, 1935 – February 10, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather after a long illness. Art passed away peacefully at the age of 84 with family at his side.
Art was born in Poland and joined the Trade Union Movement at the age of fourteen while apprenticing as a sheet metal worker. He immigrated to Canada in 1953, living with family in Edmonton where he quickly learned English.
In 1957 Art became an activist in the labour movement when he joined the United Steelworker of America. Later, Art relocated to Northern Ontario where he took a position as a Union Organizer with the Canadian Labour Congress. This work led him to negotiate 24 collective agreements, create six voluntary organizing committees and successfully organize thousands of workers into unions.
In 1965 he met and married his beloved Mary, the love of his life.
Art eventually moved into the role of Regional Director of Education for CLC where he developed the CLC Winter School at Harrison Hot Springs. In 1983 Art was elected as President of BC Federation of Labour and Chairperson for the largest political protest in BC’s history, Operation Solidarity. Art’s leadership inspired an entire movement, leaving a remarkable legacy.
Art cherished his Honorary Life Membership to the BC NDP and was elated when they were elected to Government. Art’s love to make this world a better place led him to volunteer and some of this work included Founding member of the National Co-Op Housing Foundation, Founding member of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, President of the United Way and Council of Canadians and the implementation of the Labour Studies Program at SFU.
After retirement in 1993 Art’s commitment to the community continued with his volunteer work with Seniors organizations including President of the Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC (COSCO), President of National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organizations, and Director of New Vista Society. Throughout his lifetime Art was honored to receive many service awards and in 2015 he was proud to be recognized for this work and was awarded a Member of the Order of Canada and the Queens Silver and Gold Jubilee Medals. He leaves behind a rich legacy to advocacy and activistism. His wish was to inspire those that came behind him.
Art is fondly remembered by his loving wife; four children and their spouses (Susan and Dale, Sandra and John, Daniel and Lynn, and Jennifer and Peter); eight grandchildren (Ashley, Taryn, Serafina, Makaila, Nicholas, Zayd, Amelia and Samira); three great-grandchildren (Chase, Zayn and Brock); and many relatives and friends. We gratefully thank the family, friends, doctors and Suncrest care givers who surrounded Art with love and care during his final days. He was truly loved and inspired all of us to be better. Art will be missed, but his spirit and legacy will continue to live in our hearts forever.
A family service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held later in the Spring, location and date TBA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to COSCO, the United Way, or a charity of choice.
Published on February 21, 2019, http://vancouversunandprovince.remembering.ca/obituary/arthur-kube-1935-2019-1072728814
- BOARDMAN, Orville Victor, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Orv (Orville Victor) Boardman, age 91, on Feb. 13, 2019. Orville is survived by his son, Gary (Sherry) Boardman; his son-in-law, Allan McCurrach; three grandchildren, Jeff (Airefyl), Leslie (Neal), Kate (Fraser); and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan; daughter, Beryle; and grandson, Shawn. Above all, he loved his family and was loved back.
Orv was a son of the Prairies—born in Brandon, Man., then moved to Winnipeg, Lethbridge and Richmond where he finished a long career at Air Canada. He and Joan then took up ranching and were owners of Cool Creek Farm near Whitecroft. Orv loved the ranch, skiing Sun Peaks, and the friends he made there; enjoying all that nature and the outdoors offered. He often spoke of those years as his best. Orville eventually retired in his 80s and moved to Kamloops where he took residence at Berwick on the Park. There, Orv kept up his life-long goal to be physically active and felt fortunate to have made many friends.
Our thanks to his friends, doctors, nurses, and caregivers for the personal support in his final weeks. Orv’s life story was one of experiences, of accomplishments, and of love for friends and family. His wish was that there would be no formal memorial. Posted Feb 27, 2019 3:26 PM
Boardman OrvilleOrville Victor Boardman. (via Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services)
- Kamri Adatua & Orlando Magbanna (Air Canada Maintenance) are mentioned in the February 2019 IAM764 Snag Sheet, I could not find an Obituary for either as of March 1, 2019
- McLEAN, Bob Wilson:- October 05, 1927 – January 15, 2019
Born on October 5, 1927, Bob passed away peacefully with his children by his side on January 15, 2019.
Predeceased by his wife Kay in 2011, Bob is survived by his children Tracie, Kerrie (Eric) Dykeman, and Andrew (Terri) as well as his grandchildren Emily, Kyle, Brady, Evie, Amy and Wilson, along with family in England and many friends both near and far. Born in Newcastle, England Bob grew up in Southampton with his 13 siblings before marrying his “beautiful Kay” in 1955.
In 1957 they emigrated to Canada, living first in and around Laval PQ where Bob worked for the avionics division of Rolls Royce before moving to Richmond BC in 1973 to raise their family. Bob was a long time employee of CPAir/Canadian Airlines as well as Secretary Treasurer for the IAM&AW; DL 721. A much loved father, grandfather and friend, Bob’s kindness and wit will be missed by everyone who knew him. Special thanks to the staff at Peace Portal Seniors Village. A Celebration of Life will be arranged at a later date, for details please contact the family. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC SPCA in Bob’s memory would be appreciated.
Published on January 26, 2019
- Brother James Singh (Cargo) Sadly, Brother James Singh (Cargo) recently passed away unexpectedly while traveling in India. I have no details on funeral or service. Info from Newsletter Post from Canadian Airways Lodge 764 for 01/15/2019
- SCARINCI, George:- George Scarinci was born on October 22, 1959 and passed away on January 13, 2019, away after a years long battle with cancer
20 January Visitation, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC V5J1A4
21 January Funeral Service, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC V5J1A4
21 January Committal Service, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm, Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC V5J1A4 Info from:- https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/burnaby-bc/george-scarinci-8126704?utm_source=share_obit&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=obit_detail&utm_content=view_obit_button Additional info:- SCARINCI, George:- October 22, 1959 – January 13, 2019
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of George Scarinci on Sunday January 13th at 3:27am at VGH.
Georgie was surrounded by his loving Family and embraced by his Wife Angelika as he passed away peacefully after a long
and courageous, heroic battle with Cancer.
Giorgio Scarinci was born in Mozzagronga and resided in Genova, Italy on October 22, 1959. Later the Family moved to Montreal
and finally made their home in Vancouver, BC. He and his Mother and his Sister worked together to create a beautiful and loving life.
Georgie found the love of his life at the age of 39, his Beautiful “Angel”….Angelika. They became inseparable.
Georgie loved his Music, Sports and Travelling, his favourite place was the “Beach” he enjoyed a very active life style.
He always made working out a priority. He became an avid Runner… even running during some treatments…he wanted to insure he
stayed healthy so he could take all the treatments to keep fighting!
He loved to cook and bake, he is known for his “Crema Cannoli’s” and fantastic Pizza’s….which were enjoyed by his friends
and family and his Doctors happily.
Georgie worked at Canadian Airlines and Air Canada as an Expediter and absolutely loved his job, he was also a highly successful Shop Stuart serving the needs of his co-workers without losing sight of what would make the employer successful. To him that meant longevity and security and no one will ever know how much he did to help facilitate that level of success so that no family would be without a job.
George is survived by his real LIFE Angel, his wife Angelika Scarinci, his mother Giulia (Albert Staniscia), his sister Marianna (Pasco Valana) and Zach and Sabrina his Niece and Nephew.
The Family would like to thank Dr. Chi and his incredible medical team for exhausting every option and extending his life so that he could spend more time with his wife and family.
Service will be held at Ocean View Cemetery Chapel Jan 21, 2019 at 10:00am followed by refreshments at 12:00 with an opportunity to share some stories about Georgie. 4000 Imperial Street Burnaby, BC
In lieu of flowers please make donations in George’s name to the BC Cancer Agency so that we can prevent other families from losing a loved one far too soon.
Info Website:- https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/burnaby-bc/george-scarinci-8126704
- ZORAWSKI, Andrew Boleslaw:- April 20, 1937 – October 3, 2018
His Obituary is located at:- https://everloved.com/life-of/andrew-zorawski/obituary/
- SCHWAB, Ray:– mentioned in the IAM 764 October SNAG Sheet Web Page:- http://iam764.ca/upload/snagsheet/SnagSheetOct2018web.pdf, Funeral was Wednesday October 24 @ 2 pm, At valley view on 72 nd ave in Surrey (added Nov 4, 2018)
- KREZANSKI, Arnie – Celebration of life is on Nov 3 / 2018 First Memorial Funeral Services 1211 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna 250-762-2299
In lieu of flowers family request that donations be made to JoeAnna’s House through the KGH Foundation Or Central Okanagan Hospice Palliative Care.
Info from :- http://iam764.ca/2018/10/arnie-krezanski-celebration-of-life/
KREZANSKI, Arnold John, It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Arnold Krezanski on September 27, 2018 in Kelowna, BC. Arnold leaves behind his loving wife Val. A Memorial service will be held on November 3, 2018 from 1-3pm at First Memorial Funeral Services located at 1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC. The family would like all donations sent to the Kelowna Hospice House or Johanna’s House in Kelowna, BC.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Info from:- https://www.castanet.net/obituaries/KREZANSKI%2C_Arnold_John/13639/#.W9EpTaWApx0.mailto
- CELEBRATION OF LIFE MEMORIAL FOR BROTHER DIRK STEIN
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 – At: 1:00 pm
Cloverdale Baptist Church 18685 – 64 Ave Surrey, BC
Link from IAM Website:- http://iam764.ca/upload/2018/dirkstein.pdf
- MCPHERSON, William Barr June 23, 1937 – August 21, 2018
Bill passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018 with his wife by his side at Rosewood Manor in Richmond, BC. Bill was born and raised in Vancouver, graduated from Kitsilano High School, studied Aeronautical Engineering Technology at B.C.I.T., and at the Northrop Institute of Technology in California. In 1961 Bill joined Canadian Pacific Airlines as an aircraft mechanic and with the mergers of the airlines he retired from Air Canada after 40+ years of service. Bill also worked for Trans Australian Airlines in Melbourne. As a teenager Bill was an enthused racing cyclist, training at the China Creek velodrome, and competed in the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver. Bill traveled the world and had many other interests. He enjoyed hiking locally and abroad, fishing, boating, motor homing, photography, stamp collecting, ham operating and was an avid reader of all books. He was a member of the Early Ford V8 Club, loved the old cars, and always looked forward to the car tours.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Norman and Clara McPherson, and sister Noreen Mundy. Bill is survived by his loving wife Lynn, nephews Paul Mundy (Tracey), Wesley Mundy (Karen), nieces Susan Crayford (Barry), Pauline Van Koll (Fred), many cousins in the U.S.A., as well as extended family members. Many thanks to the staff at Rosewood Manor for their constant kindness and care of Bill. A special thank you to Dr. Bernadette Yuan for her dedicated care, support, and compassion as she followed Bill on his journey with Alzheimer’s.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Bill to Rosewood Manor Care Foundation, 6260 Blundell Road, Richmond, or to the charity of your choice.
Rest in peace sweet William – a kind and gentle man. You will be missed terribly and always loved.
Posted in the Pionairs Sept 5, 2018 https://pionairs.ca/index.php?option=com_acymailing&ctrl=archive&task=view&mailid=1635&key=Zx399Kg5&subid=1767-31eb639d7a5fc11eb3512ea10f6256d7&tmpl=component&lang=en
& also https://www.arbormemorial.ca/richmond/obituaries/william-bill-mcpherson/23160
- AISAICAN-CHASE, James – Place of Birth : Saint John, New Brunswick, Date Deceased : June 22 2018, Location : Winnipeg, Manitoba
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of James Aisaican-Chase of Winnipeg, Manitoba, who passed away on June 22 2018, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of James Aisaican-Chase to show support.
He was loved and cherished by many people including : his parents, Walter, Phyllis; his siblings, Gwen, Mary, Walter; his wife, Anngylla Aisaican. He was also cherished by three daughters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Cross Parish or the Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), 125 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB or a charity of one’s choice.
Additional info from Wayne Whelan, an exerpt from his email to Communicator IAM 764, June 27, 2018:- He was a Cat 19 Sheet metal Mechanic who worked in Calgary, Vancouver and in Winnipeg for a short time before his retirement
Funeral Service:- July 7th 2018, 10:30 AM, at Holy Cross Parish
Obituary source:- https://www.everhere.com/ca/obituary-winnipeg-james-aisaican-chase-7637281
Newspaper Article about James Aisaican-Chase “Man who fought traffic ticket despite terminal illness dies” https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/man-who-fought-traffic-ticket-despite-terminal-illness-dies-487057731.html
- WEIMER, Evelyn (Eve) (Yethon) May 29, 1938 – May 22, 2018 Mrs. Evelyn (Eve) Elizabeth Weimer (Yethon), of White Rock, BC, born May 29, 1938 in Waldron, Sask to parents Andreas and Elizabeth Yethon (Herman).Eve passed away at age 79 on May 22, 2018, in Surrey BC. Eve grew up in Melville, Sask. in a large blended family with her siblings, mother, and stepfather Jacob Mann. Eve is survived by her son and his wife, Mitchell and Teresa Weimer; her daughter and her husband, Carmen and Dieter Mehling; and grandchildren, Cassandra and Tessa Weimer, Connor and Rachel Mehling. Aloha and Mahalo Nanny – We will treasure our memories always. In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant House are appreciated.
A casual, Hawaiian themed Celebration of Life will be held Sat, June 16 at 1 p.m. at Sunnyside Hall, 1845 154 St Surrey BC.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on June 2, 2018
- ROBERTS, Sydney George passed away surrounded by his loving family at the age of 89 on May 12th, 2018 in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
Syd is survived by his second wife of 21 years, Mildred Roberts, daughter Pauline Schiller (Mark), son Peter Roberts (Jenn), grandchildren Brian (Jackie) Schiller, Ben Schiller (Jill), Katelin Schiller (Brandon), brothers Tommy (Martha), Drew (Lily) and sister Peggy, stepsons Tommy (Jackie & Tyler) and Glenn (Dawn).
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Roberts in 1990.
Sydney was born on February 11th, 1929 in Belfast, Northern Ireland to parents Sydney G Roberts and Margaret (Proctor) Roberts.
He moved his young family from Belfast to Burnaby, BC in 1957 and became a Canadian citizen in 1967 out of love and appreciation for his adopted country.
Syd was a great family man, husband and loving father who touched many lives with his kindness, compassion and generosity. An honorable, steadfast, loyal and true friend to many.
He was always proud of his Irish heritage and was a socially active man who was deeply involved in many fraternal and charitable organizations, most notably his lifelong affiliation with the Free Masons where he progressed through many stations including Worshipful Master in both the Grand and Masonic Lodges. Syd had a long and remarkable career that began in his youth as an apprentice machinist at Short and Harlands in Belfast and included positions in insurance, industrial sales and as a certified diving guide and charter operator. He concluded his working career back in the aircraft maintenance industry, where he was a proud member and Shop Steward with the International Assoc. of Machinists and Aerospace workers.
Syd was a wonderful singer and consummate entertainer, mastering both the guitar and bagpipes. He brought great joy to family and friends through his music. He was active at all levels with the Scouts in Ireland and Canada, loved camping, scuba diving and holidays in Hawai’i.
The family would like to thank the staff at Eagleridge Manor for their care of Sydney and support offered to his family and friends.
All are welcome to attend a celebration of Syd’s life scheduled for Friday May 25th at St Johns Apostle Anglican Church, 2206 St. Johns Street, Port Moody at 11:00 am with a reception to follow.
The Rev. Stephanie Shepard will officiate.
No flowers please, should you choose, donations can be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
We who wait and mourn for you with love shall yet abide; to know you go but we will meet upon the other side
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 22 to May 23, 2018
- HONEYBOURNE, Lorne:- December 10, 1947 – May 8, 2018, Lorne Garth Honeybourne passed away suddenly in Vancouver B.C. May 8, 2018 at age 70 yrs. Survived by brothers Del (Dianne), Leigh (Eileen), nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He will be missed.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 23, 2018
- CHOW, Stephen CP/AC passed away on March 20, 2018 (more info to follow if & when available)
- TRANTER, Mark W.- September 10, 1964 – March 22, 2018 – It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Mark’s passing. After a courageous battle with cancer, we know Mark is at peace now. Mark is survived by his loving wife (Linda) and his precious two daughters (Laura and Melissa). He will be deeply missed by his Mom (Isabelle) and Dad (Neil), his sisters Karen (Chi) and Michelle (Neil) and his nieces and nephews (Traci, Kevin, Robert, Madeline, Jack, Nicole and Lindsay). His in-laws (Don and Betty) and brother in-laws, Mike (Marg) and Don (Annie) were a special part of Mark’s life. Mark had many life long friends from elementary and high school that he shared lots of wonderful memories and laughs with. Mark started his career at Canadian Airlines and then transitioned to Air Canada where he continued until his illness. He will now spend endless days fishing and evenings around the campfire. A celebration of life will be held at West Vancouver United Church on April 2nd at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Cancer Society or the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation are appreciated.
Religious Service Information
West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1S4
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 28, 2018
- HOFFMAN, Ron, Aug. 27, 1932 – January 25, 2018 We are saddened to announce the passing of Ron, best friend and husband to Pat, father to Glen (Angela), Lesley and Andrew (Darah), loving grandfather to 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, good friend to so many and long time employee of Canadian Airlines. He will be deeply missed by all. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday February 10, at The City Center Church 13062 – 104 Ave Surrey at 2pm. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Ron’s name to the Rick Hansen Institute or The BC Cancer Agency
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 1, 2018
- From the Jan 2018 Snag Sheet, In Memorian, Brothers, Albin BOSTANJIC, Gord SWANSON, John TWELLS
Note:- I am unable to find an Obituary for any of our 3 Brothers, as of Jan 30, 2018. If anyone has info, please forward to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- SMITH, Ron:- Ron Smith of Richmond passed away peacefully on December 23, 2017 in his 90th year.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Irene. His daughter Tina and sister-in-law Helen,family in England and Europe. Ron worked with Canadian Airlines for 25 years, and had many friends in the airline business. At Ron’s request there will be no service. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 31, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018
- DEANE, Terence William (Terry):- April 4, 1935 – December 3, 2017. Terry passed away peacefully the morning of December 3rd in Richmond Hospital. He is survived by his wife Betty, sister Pat, children, Kelly (Mike) Milholm, Mike (Norma), Greg (Kerri) and six beautiful grandchildren, Shelby, Brendan, Kyle, Kelsey, Connor and Taylor.
Born in Vancouver, raised in Kitsilano, grad from Kits High; Terry started his working career at age 12 at his father’s store ‘Deane’s Market’ at 4th and Stephens. He spent 50 years working at YVR with Queen Charlotte Airlines for a year and then United Airlines where he contributed 49 years.
He was instrumental in organizing the IAMAW union for his workplace in order to fight for workers’ rights and fair compensation. He helped bring those improved working conditions to employees throughout North America. He was very well respected by his union sisters and brothers.
Terry enjoyed a good debate (preferably intelligent), a long conversation about politics (preferably to the left), a cold pint (preferably Irish) with friends, and time on the porch at Bowen Island with family.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Terry’s chosen charity, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
Rest in peace, Papa Terry. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2017
- ZALUNARDO, Daniela Maria:- June 27, 1962 – December 4, 2017 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Daniela Zalunardo. She is survived by her parents Giovanni and Carla Zalunardo, husband Marino, sisters Marisa and Sandra (David), sister-in-law Rita, and nephews Robert, Nicholas and Luc. Daniela was born in Port Alberni and moved to Burnaby with her family in 1971. She had a long and successful career of 31 years at Air Canada, and served on the Executive of the local lodge. Above all else, Daniela’s greatest joy was time spent with family and friends. Her kind and gentle nature endeared her to the many people who will miss her dearly. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Cross Church, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, Tuesday, December 12th at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, Grand Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniela’s honour can be made to Inspire Health Supportive Cancer Care www.inspirehealth.ca/donate, a very comforting place for Daniela during her illness. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
- HORN, John. Retiree president Al Watson told me John Horn had passed away, but did not have any further details as of Dec 6, 2017
- D’ONOFRIO, Ferdinando, July 14, 1947 – November 16, 2017. Born in Bagnoli del Trigno Passed peacefully in Surrey. Survived by his mother Annina, loving wife Linda, children Kelly (Bryan) Ryan (Nataiya) Michael (Lorelei) grandchildren Kayla, Jessica, Keanna and Benjamin. Service Saturday November 25, 2017 at 2 PM Victory Memorial Park 14831 28 Avenue Surrey
Gone fishing-Bye Bye Papa
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 18, 2017
- MACKAY, Malcolm Alexander passed away suddenly on November 14, 2017 at the age of 58 years old. Remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife, Debbie Mackay; mother, Audrey Mackay; children: Matthew (Karri) Mackay of Okotoks AB, Aaron (Jen) Mackay of Sylvan Lake AB, Adam (Trisha) Stewart of Victoria BC; stepchildren: Tammie Morris, Tara Makepeace, Matt Wilkinson, Shayne Wilkinson; grandchildren: Zachary Mackay, Toby Mackay, Kiera, Anthony, and Fable Makepeace, and an expected grandchild; siblings: Neil (Lori) Mackay of Langley BC, Ian (Liz) of Calgary AB, Christina (Lyonel) Doherty of Penticton BC, and many relatives in Scotland. Malcolm was sadly predeceased by his father Donald and his sister Moira who was 9 years old.
His nicknames are “Mal”, “Malc” or Scoot. He enjoyed golf, biking, Candy Crush, and watching sports. Malcolm was a Baggage and Security Agent for the airlines, and was well travelled to many countries. Malc enjoyed coffee, tea, and beer, as well as drawing and reading stories with his grandchildren. He could be seen attending hockey games with his children or attending concerts with his wife. Game of Thrones was his favourite TV series.
A Celebration of Life will be held on November 20, 2017 at 1:00pm at Providence Funeral Homes, 1258 Main Street, Penticton with Ian Mackay officiating. Interment will follow in the spring of 2018. Memorial tributes maybe made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com. 250-493-1774
Yes he was with G4S at the time of his death but was a long time LL764 Member.(note from “Joanne McGaughey” Nov 20, 2017)
- MOEWES, Waltraud (Vi):– December 19, 1932 – October 18, 2017 Passed away suddenly at home 18 October 2017 at age 84. Beloved wife of Hans (deceased 2011). Cherished mom to Barb and Michael (Beth). Adored Oma to Christopher and Dana (Ciaran). A friend to all who knew her. A celebration of life will be held 29 Oct 2017 12-3 pm at her Langley complex. Vi was an active Member of the Retiree Association & participated as one of the Social Committee Members many times. She was Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Oct. 21, 2017 Link to Obituary:- http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theprovince/obituary.aspx?n=waltraud-moewes-vi&pid=187012738
- CAMERON, Verne Colin:– On September 11, 2017 Verne Colin Cameron left this earth for his next great adventure!
Life was meant for great friends & great adventures
Verne will always be remembered for his blazing blue eyes, a smile as bright as a Hawaiian sun and his gentle nature. Most would describe Verne as a gentleman. Not one to criticize or make waves,
Verne could often be heard saying, “why can’t everyone just get along?” His ability to stay neutral and see both sides of any disagreement made him a natural as a union negotiator and a steadfast friend.
Verne loved the sunshine and swimming so frequent trips to Hawaii with his partner Dixie Crossman were highlights of the year. When not in the tropics Verne found joy in music and created many friendships in the White Rock Karaoke community and the Elks Club. When happy, Verne could often be heard whistling and jingling the ever present change in his pocket.
Born in Regina, SK, Verne moved and grew up in Edmonton and as a teenager he entered Air Cadets where he discovered two of his great loves – airplanes and getting paid to travel! In 1955 Verne began work as a mechanic with Pacific Western Airlines a job he passionately loved until his retirement at age 55. From mechanic to flight engineer to crew chief, Verne was actively involved in the Union.
Once retired, Verne was a founding director of the sponsoring committee of the 907 Black Knights Air Cadets. The ‘Verne Cameron Above and Beyond Award’ was donated by the 907 Sponsoring Committee in recognition of Verne, “a truly amazing gentleman who was always working behind the scenes for the Cadets of 907.” This is awarded annually to a cadet who has also gone above and beyond to help the 907 squadron.
In his retirement, Verne also discovered his love of Karaoke that he would later share with his brothers Gordon and Kerry and his partner Dixie.
Verne spent the final months of his life at Peach Arch Hospice enjoying frequent visitors – family and friends – often entertaining them on the little outdoor deck soaking in the sunshine and all the love! After spending a restless day looking for his passport,
Verne must have found the elusive document as he passed peacefully away that evening with his beloved Dixie by his side.
Verne is survived by his beloved partner Dixie Crossman, his four children; Karen (Gary) Booy, Kathy Cameron (John Griffith), Krista (Harold) Thibaudier and Keith (Kammy) Cameron. Grandchildren; Jesse Wierzbowski, Melissa, Ryan and Jenny Thibaudier, Riley and Reese Cameron.
Verne is also survived by his one brother Gordon and the mother of his four children Ruth Cameron, and many nieces and nephews. Verne was predeceased by his parents and his brother Kerry and sister Gail.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 1:00pm at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Avenue Surrey.
In lieu of flowers donations would be gratefully accepted and may be made to the ‘907 Squadron Sponsoring Committee’ or the ‘907 SSC’ (Unit 71504 – 1463 Johnston Rd., White Rock BC V4B 5J5).
BC V4B 5J5).
Verne was the IAM764 Retiree Association Pension & Interline Advisor
Peace Arch News White Rock http://www.peacearchnews.com/obituaries/verne-colin-cameron/ (Sept 21, 2017).
- HERRON, Ian James, September 14, 1946 – June 18, 2017, The eldest of three sons born to Mary and Cliff Herron, Ian grew up on the family’s sheep farming properties in New Zealand before training as an aero engine tradesman with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. In Canada he was employed in the 1970s and ’80s as a fixed and rotary wing aircraft engineer. Like his father, he was a licensed private pilot, and went on to attain his Instrument Rating and Senior Commercial Pilot License in 1990, logging some 1300 pilot hours overall, some of which he flew in Piper Aztec and Cessna 206 aircraft to northern communities to do repairs and maintenance. Unfortunately, the later onset of an inherited vision disability ended his hope of becoming a full-time pilot as a career.
Ian joined CP Air/Canadian Airlines International’s heavy maintenance department at Calgary in 1986, and later that of Air Canada in Vancouver when CAI left the scene. After transferring to Vancouver in 1996, Ian discovered the joy of running and joined the Peninsula Runners training group. He ran some 15 Vancouver Sun Runs and in his sixties completed 10 full and 21 half marathons, often finishing amongst the faster runners within his age group. Streets of Boston, Chicago, New York, Eugene, Newport, Vancouver and other venues felt the beat of his feet as he competed at these demanding events.
Having survived cancer in recent years, Ian took part in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the 240 km fundraiser Ride to Conquer Cancer from Vancouver area to Seattle and was determined to do the Ride again this year but was diagnosed in December with another form of cancer and, during a brief stay in Peace Arch Hospital, passed away in the presence of family, just two months short of his goal. Kind and generous and with a quiet, unique sense of humor, Ian was a caring family man and trusted friend. He loved flying, the sunshine and the outdoors, and valued highly the friendships and camaraderie gained through work, running, cycling and other pursuits.
The loved and cherished husband of Jean, his wife of 27 years, the loved brother of Alistair, Gerald, Rod and the late Mark, and the loved stepfather of Marion and Caroline, Ian’s memory will be treasured by them and by his cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members, most of whom reside in New Zealand, Australia and Thailand.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, September 10, at Kwomais Point Park, 128th Street/13th Avenue, Surrey, B.C., 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Ian’s ashes will ultimately be returned to New Zealand to be interred beside family gone before.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Aug. 30, 2017 The AC Pionairs added this to the Obituary on their email notice:- Ian was active in the Air Canada Pionairs retiree association and was the local Coffee Club Organizer in White Rock BC
- MOFFAT, Andrew William Johan, January 1, 1964 – July 19, 2017. Surrounded by his family, Andrew passed away in Vancouver on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the age of 53. Beloved son of Ernest and Ingrid, cherished brother of Carin Jennifer (husband, Mark), superhero to his niece Isabella and proud father to Kyle. He will be deeply missed by all, including his extended family in Sweden and Scotland, his wonderful friends and the Air Canada family he was part of for more than 30 years. Originally from Toronto, Andrew was a Maple Leaf fan his whole life. A talented artist and gifted drummer. Andrew traveled the world and relished every new experience. He always had a smile on his face, kindness in his heart, and the wit to keep you laughing. He touched so many lives and never expected anything in return other than our promise to be good to ourselves and to each other. We will miss your beautiful warrior heart and laugh.
“And so today, my world it smiles, your hand in mine, we walk the miles, thanks to you it will be done, for you to me are the only one.” Led Zeppelin
The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES – NEWBIGGING CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28. A service will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 22, 2017
- SOORANY, Shalom, passed away Saturday July 15, 2017 at 9 am, Shalom worked for CPA & AC as an Accessory Mechanic in YVR
There will be a service for Shalom Monday 17 July 2017, 1300 Hours (1 P.M.) at:- Schara Tzedeck Cemetery, 16656-60 Ave, Surrey.
- KWON, Rae (November 29, 1949 – July 09, 2017) In the early hours of July 9th, with his children Alex Kwon & Sophena Kwon and his closest family beside him, Rae Kwon passed away peacefully. Rae was born in Taishan, China, to Yui Wah Kwong and Fong Wai Yee and left China as a young child to arrive in Canada by the age of 5. As the oldest son he worked very hard and brought his family to Canada. He married Charllotte Kwon and had 2 healthy and happy children together. In his career he was a helicopter and airplane mechanic.
Rae was our father, friend, companion. In every aspect of life he nurtured us. He held us on his shoulders so that we could see higher. He was the fatherly source of all that we are. He will be dearly missed by all of us. Published in The Richmond News from Oct. 6 to Nov. 4, 2017
Link to Obituary:- http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/richmondnews/obituary.aspx?n=rae-kwon&pid=186867389 Added Oct 22, 2017
- ALLARDYCE, Bernard, March 31, 1930 – July 3, 2017, We announce the sudden passing of Bernie on Monday, July 3, 2017.
He was predeceased by his wife Patricia in 2003. Bernie was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and had a successful career with Air Canada for over 35 years. He will be sadly missed by his children Glenda (Dennis), Randall, and Denise (Rick); grandchildren Tyler (Alli), Brandon (Roxy), Michele (Graham) and Katelin and a great- granddaughter Avery.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Arbor Reception Lounge of Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14660 – 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 16, 2017
- MUSHTAG, Ahmad – MTU – June 5, 2017 (more details to come when received)
- CATHERSIDES, Tony – Air Canada – June 5, 2017 (more details to come when received)
- TORRESANI, Samuel Samuel’s son has asked this information be passed to any Members that know him. Apparently he still had many friends that still work at Air Canada. Contact info for family: Jorge (son) 604-841-7631 – Rose Mary Torresani (spouse) 1370 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 3G2
In Memory of Mr. Samuel Torresani (spouse – Rose-Mary) February 2, 1940 – May 28, 2017, Air Canada Electrician
Service of Remembrance:– Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location:- Holy Cross Parish, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5B 3G2 (604) 299-3814
Reception (Pot Luck – Please just bring one plate of something if you plan on attending.) Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location:- Holy Cross Parish, 1450 Delta Avenue
Burnaby, British Columbia V5B 3G2 (604) 299-3814
Obituary Website:- http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Samuel-Torresani&lc=3605&pid=185669619&mid=7429278
- CHURTON, Alan John August 1, 1947 – May 26, 2017 Born in Vancouver, Alan worked on tugboats and in logging; he also worked 37 years as an aircraft mechanic. His passions were music and rugby, and travelling with Sheila to many tropical countries. Alan was loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sister Judi, niece Julie, nephew David, stepson Colin, stepdaughter Julie, and the love of his life for 40 years, Sheila. A special thank you to the caring staff of West Shore Laylum who helped to make Alan comfortable for the last several weeks. Special thanks to the Delta Firemen for their care and compassion shown to Alan over these many years. Also to all the staff at Delta Hospital who always went far beyond the call of duty to assist in Alan’s care. A Reception/Gathering will be held at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC, on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Delta Funeral Home • (604) 946.6040
- TUCKER, Martin (Marty) December 6, 1947 – March 26, 2017, Martin (Marty) Tucker, died peacefully with family by his side. Marty is survived by his loving wife Pat Parsons, son Scott (Emerald), daughter Susan (Rick), granddaughter Teagan, and his sister Norma Buckland (Anthony). Born and raised in New Westminster, lived in Langley, spent years in White Rock, and moved to Vancouver Island. After graduating from BCIT, Burnaby Campus, he became as an airline mechanic with CP Air, then an inspector, then later an instructor in the Aircraft Maintenance School, retiring in 2012, He was very committed to his Hospice volunteering. Trap shooting every Sunday was his favourite sport. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2:00 p.m., at the Willoughby Community Hall, 83rd Ave. and 208th St., Langley. Donations in Marty’s memory may go to the MS Society. To leave condolences, please see www.evergreencremationcentre.com.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Apr. 8, 2017
- PETER, Jurgen Heinz (June 7th 1942 – March 25, 2017) Founding member and guitar player of the Canadian rock band, The Haunted, passed away at home on March 25th surrounded by his loving family at the age of 74. He was born on June 7th 1942 in Gablonz, Bohemia to Franz Xavier & Elisabeth (Hollubetz) Peter and is survived by his adoring wife Dale Peter and his two daughters Jennifer and Jessica as well as his grandchildren Sarah, Mitchel, Scarlett and Violet. He will be missed and loved forever.
A funeral will be held Thursday March 30th at 11:00am, at L.E.F.C Church at 20719 48 Avenue, Langley, BC. (ex CPA) In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the cancer society or the pancreas centre.
Published in The Richmond News on Mar. 31, 2017
- JARVIS, Michael George (1955 – 2017) Michael passed away unexpectedly February 4, 2017 surrounded by his four brothers and sister at Richmond Hospital. He was born in Vancouver and raised in Richmond, where he lived all his life. He was a long-time employee of Canadian Airlines and Air Canada, member of I.A.M. local 764, until he retired in 2012. In May 2001, Michael married Diane Scherban, and shared with her his love of the outdoors and camping, and also his love of family. They had many happy years together, but when Diane’s health declined, he lovingly cared for her at their home for as long as he was able. Their strong faith and fellowship at the Richmond Pentecostal Church was at the centre of their lives and sustained them through both happy and difficult times. Michael’s family who mourns him are his father Brian; sister Anne (Randy); brothers Richard, Phil, David and Vince (Julie); nieces Lindsay, Stephanie, Austyn; nephew Kiegan; many aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as his Scherban relatives. His mother, Minka Jarvis, predeceased him in 2007. We take solace in the knowledge that he is at peace and free of pain, with Diane. The family is deeply grateful to the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for Michael at Richmond Hospital.
JARVIS, Diane Marie (1958 – 2017) Diane passed away quietly in the early morning of February 6, 2017 at Rosewood Manor after a lengthy illness. Diane’s brothers and sisters were with her the days before her passing. Diane had a passion for volunteer work; she loved volunteering with young children and the elderly. One of Diane’s greatest pleasures in life was spending time with her nieces and nephews, who meant the world to her. On May 16, 2001, Diane married Michael Jarvis, with whom she shared his love of the outdoors, camping, gardening and their church. Unexpectedly, Diane lost Michael just days before, and we are deeply grateful to Michael for his deep devotion and care of Diane, along with the whole Jarvis family for their support. We take solace in the knowledge that she is at peace, free of pain and is at rest with Mike. The family is deeply grateful to the wonderful doctors and nurses who cared for Diane at Richmond Hospital and at Rosewood Manor. Diane was predeceased by her father Tony; mother Jane; sister Jeannie; and brother Dan. She will be deeply missed by her brother Larry (Sandy); sisters Debbie (Ian) and Valerie; brother Jamie (Jenny); and brother-in-law Doug Miller (Jane). She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews, Mike (Phaedra) Tanya (Todd) David, (Tara), Kimmy (James), Eric and Jason and her great-nieces and nephews, Carter, Jacob and Tilly.
A joint Memorial Service will be held for Michael and Diane at Richmond Pentecostal Church, 9300 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC on Saturday, February 25 at 12:00 Noon.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 19, 2017
- MITTLESTEAD, Wade:- Regretfully, this morning Lodge 764 was told Wade Mittlestead, passed away.
He was a retired Cat 23 out of GSE. His son, Mike Mittlestead, is currently working in GSE as a Cat 23.
No details at this point in time.(Feb 19, 2017)
- THOMPSON, Robert James, April 20, 1955 – January 28, 2017. It is with profound sadness the family announces the sudden passing of our eldest brother, Rob on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Vancouver, in his 62nd year. Survived by his brother Fred, wife Kim and children Adam (Vanessa) and Sara (Billy), Hal, Mary Jane (partner Brian Malynyk) and daughter Rebecca (Scott), Andrew and great niece Ava. Beloved son of Russell and Jean (both predeceased) of Camilla.
Rob will be missed by his extended family, many friends and colleagues from Air Canada in Vancouver. At Rob’s request cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held in the spring (date to be announced) by Dods & McNair Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 21 First St., Orangeville, ON.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer Society.
A tree will be planted in memory of Robert in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. A dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com
Obituary Website:- http://obittree.com/obituary/ca/ontario/orangeville/dods–mcnair-funeral-home/robert-thompson/2830963/
- SIEGLER, Rod Rod passed away peacefully in his home on January 08, 2017 at the young age of 51. He’s survived by good friends, family, and two beloved kitty cats. We’ll miss his sense of humor, sharp wit, pranks and practical jokes! Rod was an active member in the community who believed in supporting local business, respecting his neighbors, and was a passionate volunteer at the Richmond Animal Protection Society, Cat Sanctuary (RAPS). In lieu of flowers etc, we encourage donations to RAPS in memory of Rod Siegler – the kitties will be missing their freshly grown catnip and masses of treats & attention. Please join us in a celebration of life taking place at ANAF 284 in Steveston, Friday, January 27, 2017 at 2PM. (Membership not required) Richmond Funeral Home Reception and Cremation Centre 604-273-3748
Posts from Canadian Airways Lodge 764 for 01/19/2017
- AKINS Kenneth (Ken) Wayne Dec 5, 1948 – Dec 9, 2016 It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Ken at the age of
68. He passed away peacefully with his loving wife Barbara (Barb) and loving mother at his side. Ken was predeceased by his father Clifford in 1975; survived by his wife Barb, mother Mabel Akins, brother Don Akins (Sylvia), sister Janice Walker (Maurice) and nephews Robert and Steven Akins. Ken was a thoughtful and caring person and will be missed very much by his family and his many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for Air Canada until going on disability in 2006 due to his heart condition and retired in 2013. In lieu of flowers you may wish to make a donation to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 13, 2016
- BASTIEN, David Phillip April 12, 1942 – November 15, 2016 David was born at home in North Burnaby. A loving father of two sons, he shared his interest in mechanics with them, as well as his curiosity, creativity, and genius with numbers. He and his wife Lyla enjoyed almost 46 years of marriage. The family travelled extensively together and David – a talented photographer – took many stunning shots. He began his career as an aircraft mechanic (AME) with Canadian Pacific Airlines, eventually retiring nearly 45 years later as a maintenance planner with Air Canada. David loved his job, took pride in his team, made lasting friendships, and recalled that it rarely felt like work. In retirement he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity ReStore. David found an outlet for his artistic talents with the Richmond Carvers Society. He was an incredible grandfather who has inspired his grandchildren with his carvings, woodworking skills, drawings, volunteer work, and bottomless loving patience. David is predeceased by his son, “little” David. He is survived by many wonderful friends and family, in particular: his wife Lyla, son Gordon (Dana), beloved grandchildren Samuel and Sydney, brothers Brian (Fran) and John (Nazreen) Burns, and cousins – who were truly brothers – Norm and Bern MacLeod. A service will be held at Ladner United Church (4960 48th Ave, Delta) on December 3 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of David to the Delta Hospital Foundation or the Delta Hospice Society. Published in the Delta Optimist from Nov 23 to Nov 30, 2016 (also in the Vancouver Sun)
- MOLTO, David P, Suddenly, on November 12, 2016, in Richmond, BC. David was born in Guelph, Ontario on July 30, 1953. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Agnus (McCartney) Molto. He is survived by his father, Patrick Joseph Molto. David leaves behind his loving wife of 30 years Jennifer (Morrisey), daughter Kathleen Tsvetkov (Alex), son Patrick, two granddaughters Brooke, and Chloe; his sisters, Cassie Cloutier (Jerry), Toronto, ON, Carolyn Molto (Rick), Kitchner, ON, brother Bob, and sister Nancy Poplata, in Guelph, ON; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. David is also survived by many dear friends, MTU co-worker friends, and his beloved Roxy. David will be sorely missed by all for his love for life, love, fishing, cooking, his crazy sense of humour, infectious laugh, and his heart of gold. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. “Gone Fishing” Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 17, 2016
- WILLIAMS, Alan A. (Big Al / The Fly) September 13, 1942 – July 25, 2016 Alan was always known to enjoy a good battle, but sadly he lost his final battle with cancer. He left us peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. Alan is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lilian; son and best bud, Paul and his wife, Niki; grandsons, Drew and Matt, brother, Peter; and sister, Shirley. A Celebration of Alan’s great life will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Greenacres Golf Course in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Rotary Hospice in Richmond or Cancer Society would be appreciated. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2016
- CSUPAK, Miklos (Michael) 1939 – 2016. Miklos passed away on Monday at the German-Canadian Care Home, with his best friend Angela on his side. He will be missed by his sister Klari Kovacs in Budapest, his cousin Gyuri Jaros in Australia, his friends and neighbours.
Instead of flowers please make a donation to BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Unit at 604.436.2053
Memorial Service:- There will be a service and food at the Heritage Hall, 3201 Main Street, Vancouver, on the 24th of October. They would like as many of his old work mates to attend as possible. The service will start at 1800 hours, (6 PM). Note:- the Memorial service info was forwarded to me by Ted Snow & others. Miklos (Michael or Mike) worked in the YVR Accessory Shop
- CARR, Paul:- April 21, 1937 – July 25, 2016. Paul Carr, eldest son of Colin and Charlotte, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2016 in Surrey B.C. He is predeceased by his wife Sharon; to whom he was happily married for 50 years. He will be greatly missed by his two brothers, Don (Helen) and Dave (Marion), sister Jean, as well as his two sons, Greg and Steve (Carly), grandchildren, Daylan, Taylor (Daniel), Georgia and Sydney, plus three nieces, Heather, Jennifer (Rob), and Carla, and one nephew, Martin.
In 1956 Paul started his long career as a maintenance planner with Canadian Pacific Airlines and retired in 1985 briefly only to work for a few more years doing a work he enjoyed.
Paul married his sweetheart of 5 years in July 1961. They raised their family in Richmond B.C. and enjoyed many summers at their getaway cottage in Point Roberts.
Paul enjoyed meeting with his friends and family and enjoyed his walks with Georgia and Sydney.
There will be a celebration of life for Paul at a private venue on Saturday September 10, 2016.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada.
Info from www.pionairs.ca
- PREECE, Edward William, April 22, 1921 – July 23, 2016, Edward “Ted” Preece died peacefully of natural causes at the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock on July 23, 2016, at the age of 95. He is survived by his loving wife Jean and children: Ron, Doug, Beverly & spouses; grandchildren: Sheila, Erin, Matthew, Edward & spouses; great-grandchildren: Saul, Elizabeth, Ainslie and Harris.
Being a talented cabinetmaker, Ted was initially hired by Canadian Airways Limited in 1941 to build airplane pontoons, skis, wings and propellers but after acquiring his mechanic’s license, he became an air engineer, working his way up to General Manager of Maintenance before retiring in 1983 from Canadian Airlines. Ted was dedicated to the airline, never missing a day of work in 42 years. He had a great love of animals and a gift for telling stories of the early aviation days and the wild adventures of his travels with wife Jean and family. Together Ted and Jean enjoyed 72 years of marriage and independent living until just 5 days prior to his passing. He will be greatly missed.
Following Ted’s wishes, please do not send flowers or donations. Online guest book is available to express your condolence.
- TEED, Carman Danell November 8, 1921 – May 5, 2016 Born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia; passed away in Richmond, BC at age 94. Carman was the youngest of seven children of George Teed and Amelia (nee Patriquin) Teed. He was predeceased by his only child Catharine Blanco in 1991 and his wife Marjorie (nee Harris) in 2015. Left remembering his stamina and infinite knowledge of how anything mechanical worked are his family in eastern Canada, colleagues and friends. A proud veteran of the RCAF, he served in the medical core in eastern Canada from 1942-1945. Carman was always amazed that he’d had the courage in 1956 to pack up and set out west looking for more opportunity. His instinct was right, as he found employment in aviation immediately with Q.C.A./P.W.A. in White Horse. By 1957 he came back to the lower mainland where he worked for TransCanada Airlines/Air Canada. He was able to have Marjorie and Cathy soon join him and eventually settled in Richmond. Along the way he earned his Private Pilot’s License with float and night endorsements. After Cathy’s passing, Carman and Marjorie travelled and particularly liked cruising. After retirement in 1980 the restoration of a VW van and a 1947 Luscombe kept him busy. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carman’s memory to the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Richmond Funeral Home Reception and Cremation Centre 604-273-3748 (June 16, 2016)
- CHRIS SHADEO & CLAYTON GOURLEY mentioned in Memorium in the June, 2016 IAM 764 Snag Sheet Newsletter (June 16, 2016)
- DAWYDIAK, Theodore (Fred) January 29, 1923 – January 27, 2016 Born in Rudnyky, Ukraine, Theodore passed peacefully with family at his side. He was survived by his wife of 70 years, Maria; daughter, Rose (Doug) Schwenning; sons, Myron (Kerry Wallace), Victor (Yvonne); and grandson, Stefan. Service to be held Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers please donate to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, 855 12th Ave W #190, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 30, 2016
- KERAS, Ronald Stephen, Ronald Stephen Keras passed away peacefully on February 20, 2016, surrounded by friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley; his children Diane (Brian) and David (Elaine); his grandchildren Aiden, Emily, Christopher, Connor, and Willow; and a multitude of extended family: mother, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Raised in the Fraser Valley, Ron achieved a lot in his 67 years. He started his career as a sheet metal worker with CP Air (later Canadian Airlines), where he eventually became Union President of the IAM & AW, standing up for the rights of all airline related workers. After leaving Canadian Airlines, he worked hard to become a successful labour arbitrator, which he did for 25 years; many of his decisions have become case law and can be found in Labour Arbitration Cases (4th). It was a role that he loved, one in which he earned a reputation for being fair and just. In addition, he owned a successful business with his brothers where he served as CEO and CFO. UAS Industries does business around the world. Ron spent more time there than he needed to, but it was because he enjoyed the work and loved the opportunity to spend time with his brothers, extended family, and everyone else who works there, who invariably became like family. More important than his career, Ron touched many lives. He was always there for immediate and extended family, and anyone else who might have needed him. By far, his kindness and generosity is what he will be remembered for most. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond, BC with a Reception to follow. Thank you to the staff at Delta Hospital for your kind care of Ron. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ALS Society.
Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040 Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 25, 2016
- A Celebration of Life for Ron Keras September 8, 1948 – February 20, 2016 (Announcement in Ms Word, Announcement in PDF)
Please join us in celebrating “a life well lived and a man well loved.”
Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Church
4451 Williams Road, Richmond, BC
Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Church
4451 Williams Road, Richmond, BC
Reception to follow at the Parish School Hall
As this is a CELEBRATION OF LIFE, black attire is not mandatory.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ALS Society:
- HEGYES, Steve István July 26th 1938 – January 19th 2016 Steve István Hegyes – a beautiful man – died on Jan.19th 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving wife of 53yrs (Missi), his 5 kids, extended family, grandchildren and friends. His sister’s Panni, Boriska and lifelong friend Vandeg were with him in spirit.
He loved to fly, sail, dance, go on walks, and relished a great meal- but his greatest pleasure was found in the company of family and friends.
He experienced great challenges in his life but always met them with bravery, integrity and hard work.
His life was full of adventures.
If you were lucky enough to be someone he cared about then you were loved tremendously. We sent him off on his next journey loved forever.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Nanaimo Red Cross in his name. A celebration of his life will take place on July 26th 2016 at his home.
Published in The Gazette on Jan. 30, 2016
- HANNAH; Brian Edwin June 21, 1956 – January 10, 2016 It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son, brother, Papa, uncle and friend. Brian was predeceased by his father Roy. He is survived by his loving wife Marjorie, son Chris (Bobbie), daughter Michelle (Mike), grandchildren; Hayley, Zachary, Tyler and Logan, mother Margaret, siblings Lynda, Kathy (Gus), David (Joan), Nancy (Ian), Debbie (Kelly), Gary and Wil, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Our Brian was a family man who loved sports, shiny new tools and making people laugh. He was kind, loyal and always willing to lend a hand. He fought a brave battle against cancer and passed peacefully in the loving arms of his wife and children. Loved by all who knew him, he will be sadly missed and is forever in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. (His name is mentioned in the Jan 2016 edition of the IAM Lodge 764 “Snag Sheet”)
- Pionairs Member CHUDLEY, Norman (Ernie) 1933 – 2016 It is with regret that we announce the passing of long time Pionairs member Ernie Chudley on the 02 January 2016. Ernie started his career with the TCA Stores Department in Winnipeg and transferred to Vancouver Stores in 1954. Ernie retired from Air Canada in 1992 as a Lead Stock-keeper. Ernie was involved with the IAM&AW Union for many years holding many different positions in the local lodge. At his request , there will be no service or other ceremonies. Submitted by : Brian Colgan , Pionairs District Director , Vancouver
- COX, Clifford Garnet December 16, 1929 – December 19, 2015, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father and grandfather. Born to William and Evelyn Cox in The Pas, Manitoba, Cliff lived in The Pas and worked for the CNR as a brakeman. In 1953 he went to Uranium City as a uranium prospector/assayer until joining the RCAF in 1954 as a radio tech. While stationed in France he met his future wife Sheila. They moved to Ottawa where their daughter was born and a year later while stationed in Germany, their son arrived. On their return to Canada in 1966, they lived in Vancouver/ Richmond. After his retirement from the RCAF in 1973, the family toured Europe for a year in a camper. He then joined CP Air as an avionics tech. They moved to White Rock and finally to Ladner. Cliff and Sheila covered many miles in their RV and enjoyed cruising and exotic trips. Cliff was a kind, caring man with a quiet sense of humour, who was loved and respected by all who knew him. Cliff is survived by wife Sheila, daughter Kerri (Greg), son Rob (Ruth) and grandchildren Connor, Taylor, Catrionagh and Liam as well as his 3 sisters and many nieces/nephews. He was predeceased by his 2 brothers. Our grateful thanks to the caring staff of Delta Hospital, Augustine House, Mountain View Manor and especially to Dr. Kordic. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society. A celebration of life will be held sometime in the new year. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2016
- CARLINE, Joe, Joe passed away with family by his side in Delta Hospital. He is survived and greatly missed by his wife Kay of 59 Years, his five sons Ed, Rick (Gail), Ken, Mike & Wayne(Sheri), his granddaughter Taiya, his brother Fred & wife Colleen, his sister-in-laws Renee & Joy and many nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Ang, and his brother, Roy.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the New Year. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite Charity.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 17, 2015.
A note from Rick Ockinton:- Just read in our local newspaper that Joe Carline has passed away. Many of you will remember him. He was a original C.P. Air employee. A real character and always had a smile on his face and lots of good story to tell. He was in my trade. He was a lover of all animals. My condolences to his Family and his many friends. As he was born June 16, 1931 and passed away November 5, 2015. Rest in Peace Joe.
- Note:- The following names were mentioned at the Retiree Meeting Nov 4, 2015:- Art Robin, Bob R Gauvreau, Tony Shields, George A Maude & Harry Gouch.I was unable to find their Obituaries online as of Nov 6, 2015
- NG, Wally Hung Shiu January 27, 1927 – October 20, 2015 Quiet, friendly and with a polite demeanour, Wally was an instructor at the Far East Flying Training School in Hong Kong before immigrating with his family to Vancouver in 1965, where he eventually worked for CP Air/ Canadian Airlines. Outside of work, Wally enjoyed tinkering with cars, target shooting, gardening, and watching sports. He attended Chinese Mission Church and then Gospel Church in Christ. He is survived by his wife Frances; sons Kelvin, Tim (Eva), Rick (Kazue), and Will (Rina); and eight loving grandchildren. A viewing will be held between 6-8 p.m. on Friday, November 6, followed by a Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2015
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Also see:- to leave an online condolence for the family, please visit our website at www.oceanviewfuneral.com.
- ANDERSON, Hilmer, mentioned in the Oct 2015 edition of the IAM764 “Snag Sheet”, page 8 “Memoriam”
- KENNEDY, Dennis Ray, April 15, 1947 – Estevan, Saskatchewan, October 18, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with utmost sadness that the family of Dennis Ray Kennedy announces his sudden passing on Sunday, October 18, 2015. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Elaine; his children Jeffrey and Meaghan; his brother Wayne Kennedy (Deb); and dear family friend, Jason Smith (Tanya).
We are blessed that he was so very loved and respected by his extended family, friends and colleagues. We will miss his gentle presence daily, outstanding wit and sense of humour which brought no end of joy to the people who were fortunate enough to know him.
We are grateful to Dennis’ passion for photography to cherish and remind us of the memories and experiences that we shared.
Dad, best husby, Uncle D, Mr. K … fondly known as the Senator, or the President; Dennis will be in our hearts and we will take him with us wherever we go. BFN with love always.
We invite family, friends and colleagues to join us at a gathering to remember Dennis in the Reception Centre at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2 p.m.
In living memory of Dennis Kennedy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.
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- MONCION, Albert, Albert Moncion, born May 17, 1960 passed away suddenly on 06 Oct 2015 in Abbotsford, BC.
No details for a funeral or memorial but you can leave a condolence at the attached link
Celebration of life
Information provided by John O’Flynn, Eddie Chung and Rick Okenden:
For everyone who would like to attend or pass on your condolences here is the information that we have regarding the celebration of life for Albert Moncion from Albert’s family.
Please let anyone who would like to come that there will be a celebration of Albert’s life on Saturday October 17th from 1400 – 1600 at Carol and Albert’s oldest daughter’s residence at:
Saturday 17 October from 1400 – 1600
33491 Knight Avenue
- LOZINSKI, Bob:– Sep 11, 2015 – Maintenance – Avionics YXD
He was living in the Kipnes Care Centre in Edmonton. The funeral will be held at:
Place: Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home
10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton, AB. T5K 1R5
Date : 17 Sep 2015 Time: 11:00
- MAND, Visaka S:- Death mentioned at the Sept 2, 2015 Retiree Meeting (no further details as of Sept 2, 2015 )
- DOUCETTE, Nathaniel Augustine, 61 of Lower Sackville, passed away peacefully in his home on August 18, 2015. Born in Port au Port, Newfoundland, he was the son of Augustine and Pauline (Gabriel) Doucette. Nat was a retired Air Canada Aircraft Engineer and held the title of Sandan in Karate. He is survived by his children, Rachael (Todd) , Nathan (Jill), April (Terry) and Tyler (Chloe), Laura (Mother of April and Tyler); siblings, Philip (Evelyn), Freda (Earl) Nelson (Eileen), Edith (Albert), Gabriel (Claude), Anastasia (Dillon), Melina (Brian) Phyllis, Gus (Sylvia), Pauline (Don); 3 grandchildren Dylan, Morgan and Taylor; several nieces and nephews. Sadly missed by his large circle of friends and is loved and fondly remembered by the Lewis family, to which he was an important part. Nat was predeceased by parents Augustine and Pauline; brother, Raymond and sister Grace. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Monday from 6 pm to 9 pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville. Drive A memorial will be held Tuesday 1pm in the chapel. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brentwood Recovery Home, 2335 Dougall Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, N8X 1S9. Online condolences can be made by visiting the website www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com and selecting the Sackville Chapel. http://atlanticfuneralhomessackville.sharingmemories.ca/site/NathanielAugustineDoucette.html?s=40
- McGINN, Harry (Henry) February 27, 1948 – August 17, 2015 Harry (Henry) McGinn February 27, 1948 – August 17, 2015 It is with great sadness that we announce Harry’s sudden passing after a brief illness. Harry was born in Glasgow, Scotland where he met and married Veronica, his wife of 46 years. Survived by Veronica, daughters Sharon (Rob) and Angela (Neil), grandchildren Michael, Lauren, Matt and Kane; siblings Frances (Brian), James, William (Yvonne) and Patricia (William); many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends across Canada and the UK. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday August 24, 2015 at Sunrise Golf Course, 5640-188 Street, Surrey from 11am-2pm. In lieu of flowers, family request a donation to the charity of your choice. YNWA
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 21, 2015
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- TURRELL, Geoff From: Joan Turrell, Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 10:11 AM
Hi, Just wanted to let you know that Geoff passed away yesterday (Aug 6, 2015) morning in the Richmond General hospital. The arrangements for the funeral have not been made yet so will keep you posted.
- ROGERS, Robert Bruce – August 23, 1933 – July 30, 2015. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Bruce Rogers aka “Bruce”, “Red” or “Brudy” to friends and family. Bruce was born in Newmarket, Ontario on August 23, 1933 to Russell John Rogers and Jean Estelle McCrea Rogers. He was their eldest son and big brother to John Russell and Richard Edwin. Bruce grew up on the family farm in Sharon, Ontario. He was involved in several sports; baseball, hockey and basketball, at an early age in between his school work and farm chores. Bruce served in the RCAF from 1952-1964 and was stationed in the Maritimes, Ontario and Manitoba. During his service he achieved his aircraft instrumentation certificate. Bruce also obtained his small pilot’s license and enjoyed flying and teaching flying lessons. In 1971 Bruce and his family moved from Ontario to Yellowknife, NWT where he started his long career with Wardair which took him to Wetaskiwin in 1973 and finally settling in Leduc. Bruce worked at the Edmonton International Airport for Wardair, Canadian Airlines and Westjet as an airline mechanic, finally ending is career at the age of 70. Bruce loved being involved in sports and coaching. He was inducted into the Wetaskiwin Hall of Fame in 2010 for his contribution to Wetaskiwin sports. Bruce also loved to farm, ride horses and spend time with his family and friends. One of his favorite past times when not at the farm was visiting his brother John at Shuswap Lake, BC. He was also a regular figure in the stands at his granddaughters’ sporting events. Bruce will always be remembered for his quick wit, practical jokes, long strides and his generous nature of always lending a hand whenever and wherever needed. Bruce was predeceased by his parents and both of his brothers. Bruce will always be loving remembered by his family and friends. An open house celebrating Bruce’s life will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at the Millet Community Hall, 5107-50 Avenue, Millet, AB beginning at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to STARS in Bruce’s memory. Condolences – http://www.serenity.ca/obituaries/Robert-Rogers-8/
- WYLLIE, Hugh David:- May 5, 1941 – July 19, 2015 Hugh is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pat, his daughters Lori( Gary), Monica and son Jason(Carly) and by his treasured grandchildren Joel, Chelsea, Tabitha and Ben.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 1 from 1 – 4pm at the Ladner Legion (second floor).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation in Hugh’s memory.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 24, 2015
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- ANDREASSEN, Henning July 14, 1931 – June 18, 2015 It is with great sadness that we had to say goodbye to a man we so dearly love. Henning Andreassen passed away peacefully in his 84th year. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Henning trained as a machinist and served in the Danish Air Force. He moved to Canada and worked for Air Canada for 30 years. His passions were the sea, travel (cruising), carpentry, entertaining and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Lois of 48 years; his sons Peter, Allan, Dan, Mark; daughter Lisa; their spouses and significant others; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and countless friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Hazelmere Golf Club from 11:30 – 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer Society are welcomed.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on July 17, 2015
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- MYER, Edward. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our husband and dad, Edward Myer. He died peacefully on June 27, 2015 in Surrey, BC. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Alex Myer and is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen; his son Ken and daughter-in-law Carrie; daughter Donna; grandsons Brett and Karsten; sister Edith Matthews and brother-in-law Mike. Ed was born in Winnipeg, MB on October 20, 1927 and spent most of his younger years growing up in Winnipeg’s North End. At an early age he developed a talent for technical drawing as well as a lifelong love of aviation. Summers were spent at the Winnipeg Flying Club scrounging rides in training aircraft whenever he could. The War years saw the Myer family move first to Fort William, ON where he worked part-time at Canadian Car and Foundry’s Aviation Division. The family then moved to Toronto when Alex went to work for deHavilland Canada until the end of the war, allowing Ed to finish high school. Ed moved to Vancouver to seek his fortune for a couple of years in various industries before returning to Winnipeg to join the fledgling Trans Canada Airlines as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic. He loved the challenge of diagnosing and repairing all types of aircraft engines in the fleet. He advanced through TCA (now known as Air Canada) until his retirement just over 40 years later as Manager of Maintenance Publications. In 1953, Ed met Helen McDonald who worked with his sister Edith at TCA. They were married in April, 1955 in Clandeboye, MB. Soon afterwards he designed and built their first house on Garfield St. in Winnipeg. Ken arrived in June 1957 and in 1960 Ed was transferred to the new Air Canada base in Montreal and their new home in nearby Roxboro. The family was complete when Donna arrived in July 1961. While in Montreal, Ed was active in the United Church and Scouts, where he was a Head Scoutmaster. Ed and Helen participated in 10 pin and lawn bowling and were members of several square dance clubs in Quebec and BC. The family often travelled across Canada to reunite with relatives and enjoyed many memorable vacations in Europe, California, Florida and the Caribbean. In more recent years, the family vacationed together in Hawaii, Arizona and shared a trip to Disneyland and a Mexican cruise to celebrate Mom and Dad’s 50th anniversary. Two years later we shared a wonderful vacation to Disney World. Upon their retirement in 1989, Ed and Helen moved to Surrey B.C. where many family and friends had settled over the years. He couldn’t have been more proud of his grandsons, Brett and Karsten. He would watch their hockey and football games whenever he could and shared stories of airplanes and his love of animation. The boys will never forget the time they spent with their Grandpa. Ed will be dearly missed by his close knit family and many friends, as well as his many cherished nieces and nephews who will never forget their Uncle Ed. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley View Cemetery (Arbor Chapel) at 14644 – 72nd Avenue; Surrey B.C.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 04, 2015
- STIRLING, Sandra “Sandy” Gladys – (nee Davidson) December 1, 1945 – Winnipeg, Manitoba June 10, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta It is with extreme sadness the family of Sandra “Sandy” Gladys Stirling announces her passing on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in the presence of her family, after a lengthy yet courageous battle with COPD and emphysema at the age of 69 years. Leaving many cherished memories are her three children, Sonny, John and Corry; four grandchildren, Justin, Melissa, Hailey, and Kaila; as well as one great-grandson Noah; son-in-law Shane; daughter-in-law Alanna;. She will also be missed by her sister-in-law Faye Davidson; niece Karen; and nephews, Keith and Brent; as well as her beloved dog Pebbles. A Celebration of Sandy’s Life and Farewell will be held at the Marlborough Community Centre (636 Marlborough Way N.E.) on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. All friends and family are welcome. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thanks to all our family, her loving friends, doctors and caregivers who supported us during this time. In living memory of Sandy Stirling, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.12944165
Obit from http://www.yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=889274
As a note:- Sandy worked in Maintenance as an Administrator and Records Control Clerk at Transair in Winnipeg, PWA in Calgary and Canadian Airlines in Vancouver prior to retiring in Calgary.
- SZABO, Geza (Jerry) April 22, 1934 – June 8, 2015. It is with deep sadness that we announce Geza’s passing in Surrey, B.C., with his wife and daughter at his side. He is survived by Margit, his wife of 40 years, his only child, Elisabeth (Tibor), 2 grandsons; Eric and Victor, relatives in Hungary and many friends. A Funeral Service will take place Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Valley View Funeral Home at the Arbor Chapel, 14660-72 Ave, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations may be made “in memory of Geza (Jerry) Szabo” to the Canadian Cancer Society. For online condolences visit www.valleyviewsurrey.ca
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- LIEB, Doug. Doug Lieb passed away peacefully in his sleep of a heart attack on May 28th, 2015 at age 74.
He leaves his wife Benice and daughter Gail , family and many friends.
Doug’s aircraft mechanic career started with several helicopter companies through the 60’s and on to PWA and maintenance management in the early 70’s through the 80’s.He built houses through the 90’s . Doug became a Bank mortgage broker with his wife Bernice , helping many people get the home they needed. He was successful in everything he turned his hand to and could fix anything. In retirement, sport fishing on his boat around the Gulf islands was his passion. Doug and Bernie cruised all over the world ,sharing wonderful experiences. Doug was a great friend to many and a special friend to a lucky few.
A memorial gathering of family and friends will take place June 28th, 2015 at the Sundowner Neighbourhood Pub in north delta at 11970 64th st from 2 – 4pm.
No services by request
- FRANCISCO, Conrad “Ding”
Passed away peacefully on May 28, 2015 in Richmond, B.C. at the age of 71. He was born in Sta. Ana, Manila, Philippines, to Avelino and Eugenia Francisco on December 23, 1943. He had a large and loving extended family, including sister Nina, and brothers Stanley and Emanuel. At a young age, he developed a love for all things technical, from cars, to computers, to hi-fi stereos for his beloved classical music, eventually finding his calling in electronics. In 1967 he met Josette Hermano, who would become his wife, friend, confidant and conscience for 44 years. Together they sought a new life abroad, settling in Canada in 1971. Conrad worked as an avionics technician for Canadian Airlines, Air Canada, and then MTU. Armed with generosity and determination, he and Josette forged a happy life in Canada, in a new culture they would come to call their own, in the new country they would come to call their home. Conrad is survived by his wife Josette, son Carlos, daughter and son-in-law Monica and Chuck Johnson, and grandchildren Madeleine and Garrett. A Visitation will be held in the Chapel of Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. with Prayers at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Father Raymond Luis S.A., Celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BCCA ( http://bccancerfoundation.com/ways-donate/gift-memory ).
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- JONES, Michael “Mic” 1935 – April 16th, 2015..Mic was born in London, England and joined the RAF at the age of 14 and became an aircraft mechanic. In 1972, at the age of 36 he came to Vancouver where he met Lynda and married within months. He worked as an aircraft mechanic and as a heavy-duty mechanic until he retired officially in 2000. Mic fought several medical challenges in his later years but beat or managed them all and continued his active life of sailing, camping and playing his bagpipes. An unfortunate accident with his backhoe on his Falkland acreage took the last of his nine lives and he died “with his boots on” as he wanted. He played the pipes first with the Shuswap Pipe Band and for the last 11 years with the Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band. He was loved for his humour, wit, creativity, awesome friendship and advice. He was always first in line to help anyone and although he could fix just about anything he was also good at teaching others how to do it themselves. Mic will be missed by his wife Lynda, brother-in-law Don McGregor (Sandra), brother-in-law Bob Cook (Dianne) and many friends. He lost one brother Robert in 2014 but is survived by brother Victor, a son Craig and daughter Lyn, all in England. No service.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ www.MyAlternatives.ca. Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237
- EPP, Gerry, Jan 2, 1939 – Mar. 6, 2015 With sadness we report the passing of Gerhard Epp, beloved husband, father grandfather, uncle and brother. We honor Gerry for his valiant fight against cancer. He never lost interest in the world around him, be it current events, sports, or scientific advancements. With great affection we will remember his penchant for lively debate and for country and western music. His sense of loyalty to family will remain in our hearts. Donations to BC Cancer Foundation or BC Children’s Foundation is appreciated
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- STOREY, Brian, Mentioned in IAM Mar 2015 Snag Sheet
- HINGSTON Francis October 18,1927 – February 07,2015 Frank passed away after a brief stay in the hospital. Survived by his living wife of 60 years Mildred. Son David (Andrea), daughter Cathy. Grandchildren Jennifer, Jaclyn, Ciara, Emma, Bonnie. Great grandson Kale. A lover of all types of puzzles, Frank was a lifelong resident of Richmond. Living the last 41 years in Steveston, after moving from Sea Island. Service will be held on February 28, 2015 at 3:00pm at St. Annes Anglican Church, 4071 Francis Road, Richmond. With a reception to follow.
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- SCHWAB, Johann, Mentioned in Feb 2015 IAM Snag Sheet
- GLOSSOP, Tony, Mentioned in Feb 2015 IAM Snag Sheet
- STANNARD, Norm July 30, 1944 – February 8, 2015, It is with heavy hearts that the family of Norm Stannard announces his peaceful passing on February 8, 2015 at the age of 70, following a brief illness.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Nancy, his sons Jason (Tara) in Calgary, Kevin (Leslie) in Yellowknife, brother Glen, sister Janice both in Winnipeg, and much loved grandchildren, Jeremy, Justin, Montana, Kyle, Alexa, and Ben. He was predeceased by his parents, Madeline and Gilbert, and sister Leigh (Arlene).
Norm was born and grew up in Winnipeg. He spent 8 years in the Air Force, over 30 years working in the airline industry in Edmonton and Yellowknife, and the last few years before retirement at Northwest Transport in Edmonton.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Norm will be missed for his kind hearted, quick witted, and hard working nature. Norm had an amazing love of animals and took great pleasure in his dogs and birds.
A Celebration of Life for Norm will be held at a later date.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. J. Wismark and the staff at the Grey Nuns hospital for their kindness, support and care shown to Norm during his stay there.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Norm’s honor to the Hope for Wildlife Society (hopeforwildlife.net), the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral Home, Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, 5311-91 Street Edmonton, AB T6E 6E2, 780- 450-0101
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Feb. 14, 2015
- From: “Dennis Kennedy” <email@example.com>
Subject: Sad News – Ian Clifford – YVR Ramp Maintenance
Date: February-06-15 9:06 PMHello All, Just sending one quick e-mail to let you all know that Ian passed away yesterday, February 3rd at 6:45 at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He had been there since the 13th of January and the cancer treatments were just not helping anymore. He had had enough, the pain was always there, the nausea was bad, he was getting too weak to get out of bed etc. …. So yesterday with all the family around he finally went to sleep, so no more suffering. Will keep you posted as I have a lot to get organized now. Take care. Love, Gerda
Hello All, Just to let you know that Ian’s Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Valley View Funeral Home,
on 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C.
We are busy getting things organized so hopefully by then we will have it all in order. Take care.
Ian’s wife Gerda may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
- GALPIN, Rodney H. May 29, 1941 – January 18, 2015 Rod is a former resident of Surrey and Delta who was a longtime employee of CP and Canadian Airlines. ( YVR Plating Shop) He had recently moved to 100 Mile House, BC. He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy, son Chet (Emiko) and three grand children. Rod was pre deceased by his son Clint. There will be a graveside service on January 23, 2015 2:00pm at Valley View Cemetery in Surrey, BC. Reception to follow at ABC Country Restaurant, 7380 King George Blvd. 100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences can be sent to the family care of email@example.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 22, 2015
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- OXLEY, David William July 26, 1932 – January 31, 2015 It is with great sadness and grieving hearts, we announce the passing of my darling Husband, David, our beloved Father, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa, at the age of 82 years.
David and Joyce were married 53 years ago on May 20, 1961. They had two beautiful children, the light of their lives, Cheryl Dawn (Clay Lloyd) and Kevin David (Lara Wells); surrogate children, Ruby and Alan Lund; seven precious grandchildren, Andrew, Cody, Shayla (Corrigan), Kaitlin, Rychelle, Cheryce and Colton; and two dear great-grandchildren, Rhylan and Adalyne; also survived by many loving family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Clarence; his mother, Marjorie; and sister, Barbara; also by his mother and father-in-law, Mabel and Gunard Barlund; three brothers-in-law, Len, Wilfred and Esten; two sisters-in-law, Adeline and Ilene; and two nephews, Mervyn and Barry.
David came to Edmonton from his birthplace, Vancouver, BC, in 1959, transferring from CP Airlines to PWA, here in Edmonton. His love of airplanes was so great, having worked for PWA, Canadian, Air Canada and Northwest Territorial over a period of close to 30 years. Many stories he would love to tell us all, about his many interesting years in the airline industry.
A Celebration of David’s Life will be held Thursday, February 5 at 3:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton with Pastor Doug Hale officiating. Cremation has taken place. No flowers please. Donations would be gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, 10985 – 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #202, 11227 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L5 or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #100, 12220 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Y4.
To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com
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- Tom Hamilton
From: “Dennis Kennedy” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Subject: Sad News – Tom Hamilton, Date: February-01-15 2:05 PMThe following information provided by Ellis Lambertson:
Tom Hamilton a long time agent with PWA/Canadian Airlines passed away 30 Jan 2015.
Funeral services to be held 05 Feb at Glenwood Funeral home, Sherwood Park, AB at 14:00
Note:- As of Feb 1, 2015, no Newspaper Obituary has been published
- Duncan Fischer
From: “Dennis Kennedy” <email@example.com>, Subject: Sad News – RIP Duncan Fischer, Date: January-27-15 9:41 PMWe are saddened to announce the passing of Duncan Fischer on Sunday, January 25, 2015 in his 70th year, from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Duncan spent his final days at a caring hospice in Picton, Ontario with his loving family by his side. A celebration of Duncan’s life will be held in Calgary, Alberta at a later date.
Fischer Family. Note:- As of Feb 1, 2015, no Newspaper Obituary has been published
- MARSDEN, Robert “Robb” Sept 10,1947-Jan 9,2015 Robb passed away peacefully after a long but hard-fought battle with cancer. He will be missed by his loving wife Marlene, children Michael (Miho; Emi, Tyler),Crystal (Cory; Austin, Brandon, Kira, Amy), Shaun (Julia) and Trevor. Sister Sharon (Jim) and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Robb had a passion for classic cars and enjoyed a long career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer for Pacific Western Airlines, Canadian Airlines and Air Canada. His warm smile, kind spirit and humour rewarded him with many wonderful friendships. Robb took great pride in his family, work and his cars. He was a caring husband, son, brother, father and set an amazing example for his children, and family, his courage and strength will not be forgotten. A celebration of life will be held on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 4333 Ledger Ave in Burnaby, BC at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation in Robb’s name would be greatly appreciated. “http://donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/robb_marsden” Robb will be dearly missed.
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- HALISCHUCK, Al , A retired Air Canada Radio Shop Technician, passed away at the Surrey Memorial Hospital 19 Dec 2014.
He Joined PWA with the Trans Air Merger and Transferred to Vancouver until PWA Moved to Calgary, he moved to Calgary with the Radio Shop and moved back to Vancouver with the C.P. merger.
Al, a 4 time survivor of Cancer and diabetic had a fight on for the last 10 years of his life. Details of his memorial Funeral Service below. A lot of the retirees do not have email. If you know any Avionics or instrument shop or radio shop mechanics please pass this information on to them
Regards – Alan K. Watson
Some additional informationFuneral services for Al Halischuk will be held at the following address:
Fraser Heights Chapel, First Memorial Funeral Services,
14835 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC.
Date: December 30, 2014 at 1300 hours.Please attend if you can to pay last respects to Al and bid him farewell and also to offer some comfort and support to his family.
Please forward this information to anyone who knew him that I may have missed and not copied on this email. Thank you.Yours Sincerely
Alan K. Watson
President of the lodge 764 Retirees association and a good friend of Al Halischuck
- WILLIS, Daniel mentioned in the Sept 2014 “IAM newsletter “The Snag Sheet” (cannot find obituary as of Oct 1, 2014)
- GRAHAM, David George, 66, Debert, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late John and Olivia (Crowe) Graham. David formally served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He later went to work as an Air Cargo Technician and spent the rest of his career travelling the world before settling back home in Belmont prior to his retirement.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Cook), daughters Nikki Cook of Onslow; grandchildren Kristen, Jamie, Lucas, Rachel. Candace Graham of Truro; grandchildren Hayley, Jared, Destany; great-grandson Darrius; brothers Sherman of Debert, Philip of Lower Sackville, Paul (Sharon) of Truro, Robert of Truro.
No visitation or funeral service by family request. Arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Donations in David’s memory may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 106, Debert, NS. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing David’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com
- LEMA, Anne Elizabeth (nee Lyndon)
On Sunday, August 17, 2014, Anne Lema of Edmonton passed away peacefully with her family by her side, at the age of 75 years.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Peter; five children, Michael (Sheryll), Joanne (Joe) Morin, Kathy (Vitor) Gjini, Patrick (Theresa) and Brian (Melanie); 16 grandchildren, Philip (Amy), Daniel, David, Luke, Adrienne, Monique, Alexander, Madeleine, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Henry, William, Stephanie, Cecily, Paul and Dominic; one great-grandchild, Natalie as well as extended family.
Anne was predeceased by her parents Charles and Chloe Lyndon; granddaughter Mary Claire; brother John L. Lyndon and daughter-in-law Katherine O’Connell.
A special thank you to the attentive and caring staff at St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital (Bluejay Gardens).
A Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Connelly- McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 21, at St. Thomas More Parish, 210 Haddow Close, Edmonton.
For those who wish, donations in Anne’s memory may be made to Marian Centre, 10528 – 98 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5H 2N4.
To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com .
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2014
- McCAFFREY, John “Jack” Jack passed away peacefully on August 10, 2014, at Irene Thomas Hospice. Jack is survived by his daughter, Ann, his sister, Sister Rosemary, FMSA and special friend, Mary Eva Dean. He was predeceased by his infant son, Iain, first wife Annie, and second wife, Mary. Jack was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1926 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1962. He lived in Montreal until 1974, settling in Richmond, BC until 2007 and spent the rest of his life at Augustine House in Ladner, BC. He joined the British Merchant Navy in 1940 and served throughout WWII and after. He joined the Knights of Columbus in Longueuil, QC where he became a 4th Degree Knight. He was a founding member of the Archbishop Duke Council in Richmond and was awarded “Knight of the Year” in 1981. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, August 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC. Visitation and prayers Sunday, August 17, 2014, 6 to 9 p.m. at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road. The family would like to thank Dr. Quelch, Dr. Duncan and Dr. Ho, the staff at Augustine House and the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, for their kind and compassionate care during Jack’s last days. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Irene Thomas Hospice.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 16, 2014
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- JORDAN, Albertus:- After a short battle with cancer Albert Jordan, born March 12, 1934 in Amstelveen, Holland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the age of 80.
He is survived by his wife Corrine; his daughter Erna (Doug) and his cherished grandson Jordan Malcolm; daughter-in-law Maureen Karch (Hal Towle) (CDJ); his stepmother, sister and many other relatives in Holland, as well as many family and friends in Canada. Albert was predeceased by his beloved sons Tony and Bert, as well as his parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home, south of Wye Road on Range Road 232, Sherwood Park.
Cremation to follow with a private family interment to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (Alberta/NWT Division), 1200, 8215 112 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2C8, or to the Brain Injury Association of Canada, 200, 440 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON, K1R 7X6.
To send condolences or to share a memory, tribute or photo, please visit www.glenwoodmemorial.com
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2014 – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=albertus-jordan&pid=171946363&fhid=12301#sthash.3DP7Ujdm.dpuf
- News From Christopher Hiscock, President, Canadian Airways Lodge 764
It is with the deepest regret that I must inform you that long time LL764 Executive member Brother Cam MacDonald’s son Jordan has died. I was informed on this tragic news this afternoon by Brother Todd Haverstock who has kindly provided the links below to the story.Several links to the story and a profile of Jordan at:-
http://horsejunkiesunited.com/?p=13986#Link to Celebration of Life Service:-
- Names mentioned at the Retiree monthly meeting May 7, 2014:- Gordon J Haddon, Gerry C Jones, Harold C Vaughn, Douglas H. Reid, and Dorothy Woodcock.
I could not find their Obituaries in the Vancouver Sun Obituary section (Canada search) as of May 8, 2014
- MOORE, Arthur James, March 12, 1929 – April 22, 2014 Passing peacefully at the Windemere Care Centre, Arthur was a machinist, labour activist, keen political observer, avid reader and writer, and beloved father and grandfather. Arthur was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Joan (née Witney) and brothers Joseph, David and Walter. He is survived by son Charles (Anna Cooper) and grandsons Tobias and Ronan of Vancouver. Arthur was born in London, witnessed the Blitz, and served in the Royal Navy during the Korean War. He arrived in Canada in 1955, on a trip working ‘around the world’ which ended (happily) in Vancouver with marriage. With Joan, Arthur fought for the creation of Medicare in Saskatchewan, served as IAMAW Local president with a strike mandate in Vancouver, and was active in the nuclear disarmament and peace movements of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Fondly remembered as a story-teller and humourist, Arthur’s life will be celebrated at a private residence, 1349 E. 2 Ave. Vancouver, May 10 at 3 pm. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014
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- BJORGE, Kenneth Edward. September 23, 1930 – January 24, 2014. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, as a result of complications, following surgery. Dad was predeceased by his loving wife, of 55 years, Norma and his eldest son Brad. Left to mourn are daughter, Janet (Brian), son Brent, grandsons Jason (Becky), Joshua (Sarah) and great grandchildren Hayley and Curtis. Our deepest thanks to the entire staff of VGH ICU, 8A, 8B and Step Down Units for all of your gentle, loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to the Alzheimer Society, BC Cancer Agency or Vancouver General Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held February 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72 Ave., Surrey, B.C.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 1, 2014 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?pid=169434069
- COGILL, Peter It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Peter Cogill, aged 77, of heart failure, while on a family holiday in Nottingham, England. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Karin, his brother Stephen, sons Dieter and John, daughter Christa, and grandson Aaron. Peter was predeceased by his father Joseph, mother Mary, brother John, and sister Anne. Peter enjoyed a 62 year career in aviation, begun at age 15 as a Boy Entrant in the Royal Air Force. After emigrating from England to Canada, Peter was employed as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer by TransAir, Pacific Western, Canadian Airlines, Air Canada, and Cargo jet, and worked until his passing for Red River College’s Stevenson Aviation. In keeping with Peter’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on November 06, 2013 http://passages.winnipegfreepress.com
- GILLINGS, William Edward (Ted) May 8, 1938 – October 26, 2013 The sister of Ted Gillings sadly announces his passing, at the age of 75; Ted had been ill for some time. Ted was born in Lumsden, SK to Vergie (Kidd) and Albert Edward Gillings on May 8, 1938 and the family moved to Dodsland, SK in August of that year. He spent most of his life in Unity, SK, then in Humboldt. At 18 he joined the RCAF – serving a few years as an airframe technician. On leaving the air force he worked at Canadian Airlines and later for Air Canada. He was also a member of the Commissionaire Corps. Ted loved to travel and had the opportunity to do so many times. He was well liked by those who knew him and he loved to have coffee and chat with his many friends. Ted leaves behind to miss him his sister Ruth Lawrence of Calgary; nieces and nephews Doug Willis (Diane) of Assiniboia, Jim Willis (Colleen) of Vermilion, Patti Graves (Brian) of Saskatoon, Valerie Stolz (Kim) and Dawn Willis (Joe) all of Humboldt, and their families. Ted was predeceased by his mother and father (the Gillings) and by his sister Evelyn (Doug Willis). Ted will also be missed by Lance and Sadie Trotter and their family of Vernon, BC. Lance and Sadie were Ted’s second family and longtime friends. One other person must be acknowledged. John Renton was a good friend and partner to Ted. John resides in Airdrie, AB with his family. At Ted’s request he was cremated and no service was held. “Rest well my brother! We love you.” Published in The Saskatoon Star Phoenix on Nov. 22, 2013 (added Dec 3, 2013)
- LEWIS, George Bryce May 13, 1936 – October 25, 2013
George Bryce Lewis passed away peacefully on October 25, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was a cherished husband, father, grandfather and friend. Dad was born in the family home in rural South Vancouver to the late Jean and David Lewis. He grew up surrounded by farms, forests, log booms and creeks, a wonderful place for an adventurous lad and his childhood friends. At an early age, to help his family, he delivered groceries-newspapers, sold Regal cards, door-to-door, and as a teen worked at the Pro Shop at Langara Golf Course. He became a “better than average golfer”, played recreational lacrosse and loved to fish.
George’s passion for tinkering and fixing things, as well as a keen interest in the new field of aviation, led to his joining Canadian Pacific Airlines in 1955. George’s career spanned the evolution of the aviation industry from the prop to the jet. His knowledge and expertise had him working throughout Canada and the United States. In 1991 he retired after more than 35 years with the company as a respected Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Upon retirement, Dad volunteered in the archives of Canadian Pacific to help preserve the history and memorabilia of the company and airline industry. This close group of retirees also continued to meet over the years to refurbish donated toys, bikes and small appliances to give to charity. He was also an active volunteer within his community, giving his time to local groups including Tsawwassen Soccer Association, Cub Scouts, Save Delta Hospital, Food on the Corner and Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club.
Dad met his life long friend and love, Margaret Anne, when they were children during weekly visits to his grandparent’s home. George and Margaret married in 1958 and began creating a lifetime of memories. In 1967, they moved their young family to the small town of Tsawwassen, where they enjoyed many happy years of family gatherings and friendships. Favourite family holidays, included camping at Galliano and Grand Forks, trips to Maui, and touring in Great Britain. In retirement, George and Margaret continued to travel and cruise extensively with close friends and family throughout Canada, the US , the Pacific Rim, UK and Europe.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Margaret; his children, Joanne (Rick), Doug (Deirdre) and David (Jeanette); and his adored grandchildren, Justin, Erik, Sydney, Allie, Grayson, Carter, and Bennett. Also missing him, will be the Charlesworth families, other relatives and his many long time friends.
Dad never went far without a treat for his companion Bella and other neighbourhood dogs. He always had a friendly smile and story to share with whomever he met in all his daily travels. He had a great sense of humour and a twinkle in his eye. Dad was a kind, generous man, with a big heart. We will miss him greatly.
The family would like to express profound thanks to Dr. Krawchuk, Dr. McQuaig, Dr. “Ben”, and the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and staff of Delta Hospital for their care, compassion and support.
At George’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, he would be pleased if you would make a donation to a charity.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 2, 2013
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- WALTON, Ted June 28, 1949 – October 22, 2013 “From: Edward Walton”:- We are holding a celebration of Ted’s life here at our home Saturday, November 02, 2013. It will be an open house but we are hoping that we can divide the day as to have time to visit with everyone. We will be having Ted’s family from 10-Noon and Friends of the family/Mom’s family from 1-3pm. If these selected times don’t work for you, please feel free to come anytime between 10am-3pm. For those of you who cannot attend, some words or memories of Ted in the online album would be most appreciated!
As it will be an all day open house, we have not planned on sharing speeches, but we will be sharing any memories or thoughts of Ted in a printed album on the celebration day. If you would like to share some words or memories with Ted…please share them on this online album (link below) by Thursday Oct. 31 so that we may print it to share on Nov.2.
Thank-you again for your kind words and keeping us in your thoughts!
xo Erin, Francis, Cathy, Shawn, and Kalem.
- BARTELL, Gordon Ross (Obituary, Delta Optimist Newspaper)
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend, (Gordon) Ross Bartell. Ross leaves to mourn his death, his wife Lynn, sons Darren, Mike (Edina), daughter Donna (Dave), grandchildren Sayde, Macey, Nolan and Carter, brother Richard Bartell (Marilyn), sister-in-law Maureen (Gary), brother-in-law Paul (Sue) as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and his best bud Axis. Ross had his parents Harry and Fran Bartell and in-laws Tom and Iris Varley to greet him with open arms, as well as many friends.Ross was born June 26, 1944 and raised in Enderby, BC. He loved and cherished his years spent on the farm, memories were made visiting every summer on the farm with his wife and kids under the Enderby cliffs and at Mara Lake. Ross married his wife Lynn in 1968 and resided in Ladner to raise his family. He went to BCIT in 1965 and became an Airline Mechanic for Canadian Airlines. Ross retired at the young age of 52, who then had many enjoyable years building in his workshop, greenhouse, luncheons with former co-workers, at his cabin and mostly with his greatest joy ‘his grandchildren’. Ross was chosen for some unseen reason on May 24, 2013 with a terminal illness. The pain and suffering ended June 27th, four hours passed his 69th birthday with his family by his side. Ross’s life journey will be missed with tears and happy memories of such a wonderful, caring, special, generous man. A man who would help his family and friends with anything with nothing but pride at the end. We will never forget the face and voice of the man we loved.”This is not the end, but the beginning of a wonderful journey of memories that has made a mark by a loving man.”
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at Cedar Park Church, 5300 44th Avenue, Ladner, BC with a reception to follow.
Thank you to the wonderful Doctors, nurses and staff at Royal Columbian Hospital and at Irene Thomas Hospice for all their support and heartwarming compassion.
- BARTELL, Gordon Ross (Obituary Vancouver Sun Newspaper) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of (Gordon) Ross Bartell who was taken from us too soon on June 27, 2013. He was surrounded by his loved ones in his last days. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Cedar Park Church, 5300 44th Avenue, Ladner, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Irene Thomas Hospice at www.deltahospice.org would be appreciated. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040
- SCHMITT, Noreen Olive December 17, 1942 – June 2, 2013
With deep sorrow the family of Noreen Schmitt announces her passing. A Celebration of life will be held at the Pacific Inn Resort, 1160 King George Blvd. White Rock, B.C. on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 from 12-3 p.m. Additional info may be found on the Main IAM 764 site http://http://iam764.ca/upload/2013/MemoriamNoreenSchmitt08June2013.pdf
- DELANEY, Glen William March 7, 1941 – December 20, 2012
It is with great sadness that the family of Glen Delaney announces his passing on December 20, 2012 at the age of 71 years.
Left to cherish his memory, are his daughters, Bridgitte (Fred) Nash and Charlene (Darryl) Freitag; grandchildren, Alannah, Sydney, Kieran, Aidan and Anneliese; as well as numerous family and friends.
Glen worked as a commercial airline pilot for Pacific Western Airline, then Canadian Airlines for 34 years. His passion for aviation continued beyond his retirement as a volunteer at the Edmonton Aviation Museum.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 with visitation one hour prior at Connelly – McKinley – St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Dr., St. Albert, Alberta. Interment will follow at St. Albert Municipal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society (SPCA), 13620 -163 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5V 0B2 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 -124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H9.
To send condolences please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com
Published in The Edmonton Journal on December 27, 2012
- HAWKINS,. Robert – YXD/YYC – PWA/CDN – Certified Mechanic
Dear all friends and family:
It is with great regret that we inform you that Robert Hawkins passed away at the North Shore Hospice on Sunday December 16th 2012 at 9:30am.
Many of you may know that he was battling lung and brain cancer only recently diagnosed in July. Additionally in the last 2 months he had more than 4 strokes. He battled all courageously.
He was not alone in his last hours. A few of his close family members were by his side holding his hands.
We will be having a Memorial in the New Year mid to late January in North Vancouver and we will send out another email regarding the date we secure. Additionally we will have a service in Castlegar where he wished his ashes to be buried rest beside his wife of 51 years who pre-deceased him in 2008. All will be welcome to attend.
This is very sad news to report especially at this time of the year. Just know that in his last days he was still smiling joking and doing his best to be brave.
Josie and I wish you the best at this special time of the year. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also call us at 604-986-9276.
Sincerely Josie & Grant (Phoenix) Hawkins
255-A East 10th Street
North Vancouver B.C.
V7L 2C9Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from December 29 to December 30, 2012
Robert (Bob) William James Hawkins (82), passed away December 16th, 2012, in North Vancouver, B.C. Robert valiantly fought lung and brain cancer for many months. He died peacefully surrounded by family members. Robert is predeceased by his loving wife Shirley Hawkins, brother Ronald Hawkins, sister Vay Oliphant, & daughter-in-law, Matia Hawkins. Robert is survived by three sons, Scott (Cheryl), Colin, & Grant (Josie), grandchildren, Robert, Karah, & Sean & great- grandchildren, Kalebb & Tristan, brother Allan (Sonja) & family, sister-in-law Kay (the late Ronald) & family, & the family of the late Vay & late Bill. Memorial Celebration: Jan. 14th, 2013 at St. Agnes Church, 530-12th Street East, N. Vancouver; 10:30 service, 11:30 a.m. reception. Express your condolences at remembering.ca.
- FRAGOSO, Rui (Roy) Fernando Aug 22, 1954 – Dec 4, 2012 Passed away peacefully after battling ALS. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 2:30pm at Valley View 14660-72nd Ave, Sry. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Dec. 6 to Dec. 7, 2012
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- KENNEDY, Theresa (Maria) Theresa Kennedy – Nee Nowicki – Cleaner/Maintenance – YXD
The family members are truly saddened to announce the passing of our greatly treasured and much loved Mother and Grandmother, Theresa (Maria) Kennedy on December 4, 2012 at the age of 88 years.
Theresa was born in the hamlet of Cardiff, AB on April 9, 1924 to parents Michael and Aneila Nowicki. She was married to Thomas Kennedy from Clyde, AB, who preceded her in death on May 24, 1966. Both were great parents to two sons and one daughter, James (Linda) Kennedy of Edmonton, Larry (Barbara) Kennedy of St. Albert and Barbara (Mike) Green of Stony Plain, AB. After our father’s passing, Mom continued to raise her sons to the best of her ability through-out their early and teen years. She also was extremely proud of all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves behind ten loving grandchildren and is predeceased by one grandson. Currently there are four great- grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. Theresa was predeceased by her siblings; brothers, Michael, Hubert, Stanley, Emil and Yozefa and sisters, Francis and Marynan. Mom will be truly missed by all that have placed her “close” to their hearts.
The family of Theresa Kennedy would like to say thank-you to Dr. Rao and the staff at Station 53 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for the utmost in care and their compassion to our Mom.
Funeral Service Saturday, December 8 at 3:30 p.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to STARS Air Ambulance or to the Kids with Cancer Society of Edmonton.
To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com
Published in The Edmonton Journal on December 7, 2012
- UPDATE Jan 10, 2013 FERNANDES, J.A. (Tony) husband of 57 years, passed into glory.on November.28th, 2012.
Correction to event time:-
Please Note: There has been a time change for Tony’s “Celebration of Life” The time is now at 1.00p.m. not at 2.00 p.m. The location is the same.
In lieu of Flowers, we are asking for donations, to grow TREES in Israel. Each tree costs $15.00.. Thank YOU. “The Celebration of Life” for Tony (J.A.) will be on Saturday 26th. Jan’13, at 2.00p.m. At Broadway Church. 2700, East Broadway/ Slocan. Please enter from side entrance on Slocan. Thank You.
From the the Fernandes Family:- Please see the blog we have made up and leave your condolences, stories and/or memories here. http://celebratingtonyfernandes.blogspot.ca/ Please do not call or email at this time as we grieve the loss of our faithful husband, father, grandfather and friend. However, please make your comments on the blog.
- REYNOLDS, Steve 1956 – 2012 Our dear husband and father, Stephen Baird Reynolds, lost his battle with cancer when his life ended too soon on November 26, 2012. His wife Patti and daughters, Kendra and Taylor, will forever keep his memory and spirit alive and close to their hearts. A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the family home on Saturday, December 1, from 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from November 29 to November 30, 2012
- HODGE, Margaret A. Hodge, passed away at St Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox on November 13th, 2012. She started working at PWA in 1968 and was a member of the Lodge for over 40 years. She retired to Comox 9 years ago and is survived by her three sons Richard (Diana) of St Petersburg FL, Scott (Shawna) and Stephen (Allison) of Comox BC and her seven grandchildren. Scott Hodge, 1781 Yew Crt, Comox, BC V9M 2L6
- ARNOLD, Bill passed away Oct 26 2012. Ann will be holding a celebration of life in Sardis, BC on Dec 1, 2012 at 2:30 for details you can contact Dick Stapleton at email@example.com of Phone 604 277 0475 (info from Retiree President Al Watson, Nov 8, 2012) Nov 17, 2012:- UPDATE:- The celebration will be Dec 1 2012 at 2:30 in the afternoon at the Promontory Lake Clubhouse. 6001 Promontory Road, Sardis, B.C. V2R 3E3.
If you are planning on making it to the celebration please call Ann Arnold at 1-604-824-9082
- VICIC, Aleksandar May 18, 1964 – September 21, 2012
Service Information:- Funeral Service:- Friday, September 28, 2012, 9:00am, Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia
Published online on September 24, 2012 courtesy of Dignity Memorial.
- EDWARDS, Jim (April 18, 1951 – October 20, 2012) Known to his friends at work as “Jungle Jim”. The family of Jim Edwards sadly announces his sudden passing on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Friends are invited to say their private goodbyes to him at a viewing on Thursday, October 25 any time between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Avalon Surrey Funeral Home, 13288 – 108 Ave, Surrey. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 26, at 11 a.m., at Avalon Surrey. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at Valley View Cemetery, followed by a fellowship and celebration of his life luncheon in the Arbor Rose Room at Avalon.
Online condolences may be forwarded for the family a www.avalonsurrey.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on October 23, 2012
- SVEINUNGSEN, Jerry O. Mar.22, 1938 – Aug.8,2012 Jerry leaves behind to mourn his passing his sister Inge-Marie and her family, and his sons Vidar, Jens, Lars and their families. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 24708 57 B ave, Langley on Sunday Sept.2 from 2-6 pm. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on August 30, 2012
- STANIFORTH, Robert “Bob” Frank – June 26, 2012, After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Bob passed on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the age of 57 at the McNally House in Grimsby. Beloved brother of Janet and Sandy (Khris Carlo). Predeceased by his parents Elmer and Colleen. Will be sadly missed by other family and friends especially Randy Nicol..Special thanks to the nurses and staff at McNally House and CCAC for all their care and support.
Visitation will be held at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville (1 block east of Kerr St., 905 844-2600) from 2-4 & 7-9pm Thursday with a service celebrating Bob’s life on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 11am in the Kopriva Chapel. Memorial donations to the McNally House in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family
- RODZINSKI, Ken (May 20, 1942 – May 4, 2012) He leaves behind his Wife, Delores, Daughter, Robin, as well as grandchildren. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Ken will be truly missed. A service will be held this Friday, May 11th at 11am at the Henderson’s Fraser Valley Funeral Home in Abbotsford, located at 34537 Marshall Rd. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kenneth-Rodzinski&lc=3743&pid=157501074&mid=5095362&locale=en-CA
- GILES, Wilfred Woodhouse (June 23, 1919 – April 10, 2012) Wilf passed away in Richmond on April 10th, 2012, at the age of 92. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, June, and his daughters, Fran (Ray) and Lorna (Adrian), granddaughter, Chanda, and four great-grandsons, Devon, Zachary, Logan and Chase; along with family members here and in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Wilf worked for the former Pacific Western Airlines (Canadian Airlines) as a sheet metal worker for 28 years until his retirement in 1984. A Funeral Service will not be held, in accordance with Wilf’s wishes. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on April 26, 2012
- JOY, John mentioned in April 2012, IAM 764 “The Snag Sheet” newsletter
- DESMOND, John mentioned in March 2012, IAM 764 “The Snag Sheet” newsletter
- RODRIGUES, Richard Ian Charles April 7, 1958 – March 11, 2012 Richard will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Marg (Payne) and his children Alison and spouse Ian Alldritt and Andrew and his spouse Sara (Tietz). He is also survived by his parents Ian and Doris Rodrigues, his sister Susan Pfieffer and husband Herman. Also survived by his sister-in-law Jacki Barber and mother-in-law Fay Payne; his brother-in-law Allan Payne wife Carol, sister-in-law Marion Shaw, husband Glenn, brother-in-law, Art Payne wife Diane, brother-in-law John Payne wife Janette, sister-in-law Mary Davidson husband George, brother-in-law Jim Payne wife Marlene, and brother-in-law Mike Payne wife Connie and many, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He is predeased by his brother Anthony. Richard was born in Pune, India and immigrated to Canada (Brantford, Ontario) at the age of 3. He was introduced to his wife at the age of 17 by Marion and Doug Sheppard, fell in love, married in 1980 and had their first child in 1985 followed by their second child in 1986. Richard moved his family to Delta, BC in 1990 to continue his employment with Air Canada (Canadian Airlines). He enjoyed travelling around the world with his wife and children visiting Australia, India, Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii to name a few. Richard worked for Air Canada as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer for the past 25 Years (Wardair, Canadian Airlines, Air Canada). He was also an avid outdoorsmen/ hunter and was a Canadian Firearms Instructor. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 15th at Immaculate Conception Church, 8842 119th Street in Delta at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Wildlife Federation. Online condolences may be left for the family on line at www.kearneyfs.com .
Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
- SAITO, Toshimi – April 18, 1938 – February 27, 2012 It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Toshimi Saito at the age of 73. He passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by wife Tokiko, daughter Diane, son Edward, and grand children Alex, Andrew, Haylee, and Isaac, brothers, sister, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews, and many many friends. At his request, funeral services for family only. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. Yun, and the wonderful staff at the Richmond Oncology Clinic and homecare team. Koden and flowers are gratefully declined.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on March 8, 2012
- MACMILLAN, Lillian M, May 1, 1928 – February 1, 2012
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian May MacMillan, February 1, 2012.
Lillian passed away in her 84th year. Predeceased by her son James (Jimmy) Thomas, (Lynne), survived by her son John MacMillan (Verna) and family, her sister Julie Bradbeer (Ross) and family, her niece Cynthia Wilson (Peter) and her dearest friend Lesley Maudsley, (Jim).
Lillian worked for 38 years at Pacific Airlines/Air Canada, and had many fond memories of working the night shift with the GUYS in the tool crypt. Lillian was a 54 year Life Member of the R.C.L. Ladies Auxiliary #240 and volunteered for many committees to help raise funds for Canada’s Veterans’. Lillian and Lesley made a great team and were inseparable. If you saw one the other was not far behind. Sincere thanks to the PAH and Morgan Place for the care she received. A Celebration of Life will be held for Lillian on Saturday February 25, 2012, 1.00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent #240, 2643 128th St., Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lillian’s name to the Veterans Transition Program c/o Ladies Auxiliary Crescent #240. Obit from http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Lillian-MacMillan&lc=3745&pid=155745720&mid=4983141&locale=en-CA
- BAILEY, Alfred Wayne, April 19, 1933 – December 19, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne at St. Paul’s Hospital.
He courageously fought Prostate and Colon Cancer but it was Kidney Failure that was his biggest challenge. Wayne was born in Regina, Sask. and moved to Vancouver when he was ten. In 1958 he married Dorothy Jutsum and they lived in Kitsilano for the last 53 years. Wayne worked at CP Air/Canadian Airlines for 33 years and was a proud member of the IAM Lodge 764. As he traveled the world he bought elephants for his vast collection! He was an avid ten-pin bowler on various leagues for 48 years. He also enjoyed curling, stamp and coin collecting. Wayne is survived by Dorothy and their son Keith (Marietta) and daughter Janice (Tim) and grandchildren Karlyn, Hailey, Matthew and Keane. He is also survived by his siblings Lloyd, Noreen, Grant (Donna), Karen (Tom), Nola, Deanna (Bruce), Bruce (Maureen) and several nieces and nephews and their extended families. He is predeceased by his parents Alfred and Greta, two sisters and their husbands Doris (Jim) and Louella (Bob/Ray). The family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital, especially the Renal Department. There will be a private funeral service and in lieu of flowers donations to the Kidney Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on January 21, 2012
- TOMLINSON, James Fred Of Qualicum Beach, BC, passed away peacefully November 1, 2011 in the Nanaimo General Hospital. James was born in Victoria, May 10, 1930, enjoyed an active flying career and retired from Canadian Airlines June 1, 1990. He is survived by his loving wife Lannet, his daughters Sherri (Rick), and Heather (Randy). He will be dearly missed by his extended family, Toresa (Curt), Lori (Tom), Seann, 7 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, their families and his many airline friends. No service is planned. In memory of James please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC or taking a few moments to reflect on the joy and laughter he brought to your life.Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on November 5, 2011
- MENNIFIELD, R (date of death unknown) mentioned at the Nov 2 Retiree meeting
- MARTIN, John:- mentioned in the Sept 2011 IAM764 “Snag Sheet”
- SAMSON, Jeffery:- mentioned in the Sept 2011 IAM764 “Snag Sheet”
- PHILPOTT, Wayne Scott. On September 18, 2011, Wayne Philpott passed away peacefully in his sleep.
He leaves to cherish his memory, parents Al and Karen, brother Dave, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, relatives and friends, and special friends Sasha, April, and Ariya Guenette. Wayne was predeceased by his grandparents and favorite aunt Corrine Lamond.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from St. David’s United Church, 4614 – 48 Street, Leduc, Alberta with Reverend Blaine Gregg officiating. If friends so desire memorial donations in his memory may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, #150, 9405 – 50 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2T4.
- TAYLOR, Ken D. Died Aug 31, 2011 (name mentioned by Al Watson at Sept 7th 2011 meeting)
- ALLCROFT, Clifford d. August 25th, 2011
- GRUNERUD, Kenneth E. of Vancouver Died Aug 10, 2011 (name mentioned by Al Watson at Sept 7th 2011 meeting)
- MAYNE, Henry C. of Vancouver Died on July 20, 2011 (name mentioned by Al Watson at Sept 7th 2011 meeting)
- MILLER, Todd Jeffrey July 12, 1969 – June 8, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Todd after a short courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Reiko and 9 year old son Tyler, parents Dianne and Lou, brother Troy, nephews Alex and Justin, uncles Dr. Milton Miller, Don and Ken Carter and many other family and cherished friends. Todd was raised and grew up in Ladner, BC, graduated from B.C.I.T. as an Aircraft Engineer. He inspired us with his never-give-up attitude, incredible bravery and love for his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
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- SOLLITT, Gary (Big Gar) January 17, 1940 – June 7, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. Gary is deeply loved and missed by his wife of 26 years Margaret and is predeceased by his wife Betty. Gary was born in Edmonton, AB and moved to BC in 1976, where he spent his remaining years in the lower mainland. He leaves behind his daughter Debbie (Robert) and son Darin (Cheryl); Stepdaughters Joanne, Tracy (Mike), Dana, Lauri and Kelly. Grandchildren: Nicole, Sarah, Emilie, Ashley, Bradley, Nathan, Audrey (Darcy), William (Stephanie), Erik (Erin), Michael, Kirk, Ashley, Sara, Kenneth, Christian, and Joshua. great-grandchildren: Ethan, Kurtis, Dreya, and Presley. And Chili. Gary retired from Canadian Airlines in 1995 and had a passion for travelling.
He and Margaret enjoyed many trips to Hawaii, Mexico and numerous cruises.
At Gary’s request no formal Service is planned the family will have a private celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the BC Childrens Hospital.
We will miss you Pappa you are forever in our hearts. Vancouver Sun / The Province, Area Code 604 ((06/10/11)
- LESIK, John September 6, 1948 – May 25, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Lesik. He will be greatly missed by his wife Debbie, his two sons Nick (fiance Andrea), Aaron (wife Fiana), his daughter Tiana and as well as many friends and relatives.
From request from John a private family service will be held in his honour in the coming days.
The Lesik’s would like to thank friends and family for all the amazing support and helping hands during this hard time. The family wishes to express their warmest thanks to Dr. Oja, Dr. Day and Dr. Stogryn for all their amazing help and trying to make this the easiest journey as it could have been for us. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer Society would be much appreciated. Vancouver Sun / The Province, Area Code 604 (06/01/11)
- BERGEN, Kenneth John 1941 – 2011 In Loving Memory It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Bergen on April 16, 2011 at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice home after a long and courageous battle with Cancer. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Susan, his son Darren (Rosanne), daughters: Adele (Richard) and Melinda (Jason), 7 wonderful grandchildren, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Memorial Tea to Celebrate Ken’s life will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in the Chapel of Clark’s Funeral Services, 177 Tranquille Road. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Ken to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home 72 Whiteshield Cres. S., Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9 Clark’s Funeral Services 250-554-2429
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/23/2011
- LIEBRECHT, ED (Mentioned in the April 2011 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- KELLINGHUSEN, GERHARD d. March 15, 2011 (Mentioned in the April 2011 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- SIEGLER, HANS (Mentioned in the March 2011 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- GILMOUR, Samuel John September 8, 1918 – March 24, 2011 On March 24 our dear father passed into the presence of his Lord. Sam was born on September 8, 1918 in New Stevenson, Scotland. He came to Canada as a young lad. Sam leaves his two daughters Averill and Lorna; grandchildren Deana (Steven), Danny (Tamara), Stephen, Kristina (Joe); great-grandchildren Zachary, Kaedyn, Charlie, Shane, Samantha, and Bethany; sisters Sadie (Wes), May, Betty (Stan). Predeceased by his beloved wife Jennie. Sam worked for Air Canada from 1942 until his retirement in 1981. He belonged to 16th and McDonald Gospel Chapel. He was also dearly loved by all his nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, and they in turn will miss their Uncle Sam. A Graveside Service will be held at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2:00 PM with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Harbour Light Mission, 119 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K8. God Speed Dad. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca
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- PRICE, Ronald July 23, 1936 – April 1, 2011 With great sadness and love we announce the peaceful passing of Ron Price on April 1, 2011. Ron was a loving husband, dad, papa and dedicated friend to many. He is survived by his wife, Philippa; daughters, Linda Rose (Rex) and Andrea (Robert); and grandchildren, Katrina, Korey, Emma and Rhys. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden’s Floral Hall. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Ron’s memory can be made to the B.C. Lung Association (COPD Research). Personal Alternative Funeral Services (604) 857-5779
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 4/24/2011
- RATSLAFF, Richard L. November 19, 1945 – March 22, 2011 Born in Leader, Sask. and was raised in Winnipeg, Man. He moved to B.C. in 1967, where he raised his family in the Surrey/ Langley area. Richard relocated to the Comox Valley upon his retirement in 2000 after a long career in Aviation with Canadian Airlines. The valley allowed him to pursue his passion for fishing, travel and cooking. He was well known for his ribs, his fish smoker and hot sauces. Dick is survived by: his wife and best friend Dorothy `Dot’, his grown children Robert (Laura), Melanie (Mike) and Jason; his stepsons Trevor (Dee) and Kyle (Kristina), his four beautiful granddaughters Aimee, Teya, Elyse and Ashley. Not to be forgotten is his cat Smokey. Richard was predeceased by his parents and first wife Judy. Following Dick’s wishes there will be no service. Donations can be made to the Comox Valley S.P.C.A. where he was a volunteer. Piercy’s / Mt. Washington 250-334-4464 (published online at http://www.legacy.com/can-vancouver/Obituaries.asp March 29, 2011)
- TAYLOR, Colin Roy. July 22, 1945 – January 14, 2011 Colin passed away at Laurel Place Hospice surrounded by family. Predeceased by parents Sydney and Muriel Taylor. Survived by partner Nancy Cutt, her children Jordan (Sharon) and their daughters Shayana and Chelsea; Jennifer (Neil) and their son Graydin. Also survived by his brother Norman (Dorothy), his nephew Cory (Darci), niece Shelleen (Rob) and their children Taylor and Jack. His grandchildren will greatly miss camping with Gramps (AKA Grumps Mumps). No service by request; interment in the Legion Section of Chilliwack Cemetery. Wake for family and friends at a later date. Thank you to Laurel Place Hospice for such excellent care. Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/18/2011
- PAYNE, George, Estherville – Funeral services for George Payne, 71, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. Interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91 of Estherville.
He died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.
George Howard Payne, the son of Howard Paul and Myrtle (Enderson) Payne, was born Jan. 21, 1939, in rural Emmet County.
He received his education in the Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1958. He also attended college at Northrup in California.
On Sept. 11, 1965, he was united in marriage to Sonja Payne in El Segundo, Calif. George served in the United States Air Force and the Army National Guard as a mechanic. He worked at various places including: El Paso, Texas (1959-1963), El Segundo, Calif. (Tumpane Company, Rose Aviation and Flying Tigers 1963-1968), Renton, Wash. (Boeing 1968-1972), White Rock, British Columbia, Canada (Vancouver International Airport and Pacific Western Airlines which was bought out by Air Canada 1972-2004). George retired in 2004 and made his home in Columbia, Md. (2004-2008), Dexter, N.Y. (2008-2009) and in Estherville until his death.
Left to cherish George’s memory are his daughters, Livia Payne (Eric Dornberger) and their daughter, Erica Dornberger and Tanja Payne and her son, Kristian Payne; siblings, Sally Nitchals (Ed), Helen Nitchals, Annabelle Soat (Bob) and Jerry Payne (Nancy).
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jimmy Payne and brother-in-law, Lee Nitchals.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com
Exerpt from:- http://www.esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/512361/George-Payne.html?nav=5004 January 5, 2011
- PERAK, Bozo 1936 – 2010 In Loving Memory Bozo peacefully passed away on December 26, 2010. He leaves behind his loving wife Mira, of 32 years and daughter Kate with her husband David Soric. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3105 East 1st Ave., Vancouver, B.C. where Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30th. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, the South Mausoleum, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated and to be sent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on behalf of Bozo’s Charity of Choice called Druzba Kceri Milosrda in Cavtat, Croatia. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 12/29/2010
Note from Al Watson:- Bob worked in the instrument shop from Jan 1980 till 2001 when he retired.
- WONG, Keep May 21, 1934 – December 23, 2010, of Richmond, B.C., passed away peacefully on December 23, 2010. He is survived by his loving family, wife Jeanie, daughter Bonita (Gordon), son Belden (Denise), and four grandchildren, Nicole, Sean, Cameron and Riley. His infectious smile and sense of humour will forever be missed. A memorial service will be held on December 31, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the Richmond Funeral Home (8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C.)
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 12/28/2010 – 12/30/2010
Note from Al Watson:- Keep retired from the YVR Wheel and Brake cleaning shop some years ago. I don’t know how many years he worked there.
- TODD, Michael The Todd family is saddened to announce the unexpected death of Michael Todd. He was surrounded by his family when he died of a brain tumor on November 7, 2010. Mike is survived by Virginia, his wife of 51 years; and his children Hope (Doug), Michael Jr., Blair (Nancy), Aaron and Electra. Mike was the jolly grandfather to Chelsea, Olivia and Emma Todd; Isabella and Gresham Halladay; and Emilie and Nicholas Obadia-Todd. Mike will be missed by his siblings Richard (Heather), Sarah (Jim) and Tim (Judy) and his nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Shoeburyness, England on November 18, 1937. He lived some of his childhood in Rhodesia and developed a passion for flying while hitching rides over Victoria Falls. From age 15 to 21, Mike sailed with the British Merchant Navy. He and Virginia immigrated to Canada in 1959 so that Mike could pursue his dream of flying. Seven years and 5 children later Mike was flying for Air Canada. Mike was part of the Air Canada family for 31 years. During this time he was the Council No. 1 Safety Chairman for CALPA; served as the Air Canada MEC Safety Chairman; and was also the Chairman of CALPA’s Special Technical Committee of Operations. He was instrumental in improving aviation safety standards in Canada. He was an IFR instructor and a mentor to many an aviator. After retiring from Air Canada in 1997, Mike flew for Western Express and then for 5 years with Sky Service as a training captain. Mike will be remembered for his self-deprecating humor, love of the sun, wine gums, erudition and generosity. Mike will be missed by his family, by his wonderful friends and by his extended family in England. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations can be made to Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver, BC or Sacred Heart Parish, Ladner, BC. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040 Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 11/13/2010
- ANDERSON, Michael R. June 12, 1935 – November 1, 2010 Michael R. Anderson has left this planet at the age of 75 years. He was born in Winnipeg and spent his growing up years there. He leaves behind his awesome family, his loving wife Laura of fifty-four years. His two sons Dean (Paula), Douglas (Debbie) and five grandboys; David, Geoffrey, Ricky, Robert and Will. Also brother Brian (Betty) and sister-in-law Shirley. He was predeceased by his brother Barry. His career in aviation spanned 35 years with CP Air, Canadian Airlines and Canada West Airlines. He also worked 3 years in the Tour business. Mike will be missed by his many friends and associates around the country. Cremation has taken place. No service by request. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. The family wants to thank Dr. John O’Brian and the staff at the Peace Arch Hospice for all their care and kindness. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Peace Arch Hospice. Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 11/13/2010
- MISCAVISH, OPAL, October 28, 1925 – October 25, 2010. With the rain gently falling and surrounded by her family, Mom’s spirit took flight. After a short battle with cancer she was released from the bonds of this earth. Waiting to welcome her at the gates of heaven were her husband Casmer; parents Lucia and John; sisters Margaret, Joyce; brothers Emmitt and Murray. Left behind to feel Opal’s absence are her children Sheryl, Rick (Elaine), Patricia (Deen) and Paul; sister Gertrude; sister-in-law Joan; grandchildren Michelle (Heath), Tammy (Chris), Deedra, Bryson, Ryan, Brandon, Jennifer (Tim), Michael, Jill, David and Aaron; great grandchildren Samantha, Christopher, Hailey, Breanne and Tanner as well as many nieces and nephews. Mom was born in Chelmsford, Ontario and, as a young adult, she moved to Sudbury to live with her sister. She was an usherette at the Capital Theatre. She joined the Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Winnipeg where she packed parachutes for the paratroopers. Opal met Casmer and they were married in April, 1950. They raised their family in Winnipeg but took many vacations by train to Ontario to visit her family. She worked at Transair Airlines which later became Pacific Western Airlines. Once Mom retired, she and Dad started to travel in their motor home. They traveled from coast to coast, to Alaska and through the United States. For a period of time Mom lived in Gimli and took great pleasure in watching the families of geese that arrived every spring. She enjoyed watching the goslings grow and learn to fly. She would drive each day to check on the little families and always be amazed at the fact that they needed to be taught to fly and to land. These are things that Mom says she had never really thought about until she saw it taking place. She would always give a daily report on their progress. Mom was very active and enjoyed aquacising and walking. She was always out and about, having lunch with friends, going to bingo, or exchanging books. She was an avid reader and books were to be found everywhere (even in the trunk of her car). Mom made sure she lived her life to the fullest. She will be missed by many. On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, Opal’s funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Memories in Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel, 1020 Main Street @ Manitoba Avenue. We would like to thank the Nurses, Health Care Aides and Housekeeping staff at Grace Hospital. Mom enjoyed their company when they stopped by for a chat. There are far too many special people to mention but on her last day fate had it that each and every one of you were there. A special thank you goes out to Joyce, a very special woman that helped not only Mom, but the rest of us. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. Extracted from http://www.passagesmb.com/obituary_details.cfm?ObitID=170608 Opal was a Cleaner YWG
- HOLT, Norman Joseph Norman Joseph Holt, born June 14th, 1944, passed away on October 23rd, 2010, age 66 years. Norm is survived by his wife Janice, children Myles and Charmayne (Jeff). Norm was part of the Air Canada family for 35 years before retiring in 2001. He was much loved and will be sadly missed by many. There will be no service. No flowers, however, donations may be made in Norm’s name to his favourite charity, the SPCA, or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-792-1344. From the Vancouver Sun Oct 28, 2010
- KELLY, William John It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of William (Bill) Kelly on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Bill was predeceased by his first wife Jo and four sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife Joan, his children Marg (Brian) Lincoln, Pat (Gordon) Doyle, Bill (Laura) Kelly and Linda (Mike) Nielsen; his stepsons Ken and Kris Johnson and by his grandchildren Gordon (Ashleen), Brendan, Tom, Melissa, Gary and Kevin and by his great-grandchildren, Parker, Arielle and Evelyn. Bill is also survived by his brothers and sisters and their families in England and Ireland. First and foremost Bill was a loving and proud family man, but he was so much more. He was a loyal friend to many, a lover of all books and good conversation, a keen naturalist and an avid gardener. He could not pass a stream without pulling out his fishing rod. He travelled the world with the RAF and in retirement with Joan at his side. We would like to thank Dr. Sylvia Henderson, Dr. Brad Turner and the nurses who became his ‘sweethearts’ as well as the many friends who have shown their concern and support through his trials of the past few years. We welcome you to join us in a celebration of Bill’s life from 2 to 4pm at the Delta Community Centre, 4734 51st St., Ladner, Thursday, October 21st. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the ALS Society, or a charity of your choice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 10/16/2010
- PEEL, ROBERT (Mentioned in the June 2010 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- ALLAN, LES (Mentioned in the June 2010 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- GHAFOOR (Mentioned in the May 2010 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- FLADELAND, TOM (Mentioned in the Apr 2010 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- MCPHERSON, MICK (Mentioned in the Apr 2010 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- LANE, Keith Charles November 23, 1936 – April 19, 2010 He was taken from us unexpectedly after suffering a heart attack. He is survived by his son Kevin; granddaughter Danni, and partner, Shirley Wright. He will be sadly missed by sisters Edith, Pearl and Eva; brother Jack, ex-wife Sheila and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held at Hazelmere Golf Club 18150-8th Avenue, Surrey on Saturday, May 1st at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca
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- DEBAY, DON (Mentioned in the March 2010 Lodge 764 SNAG SHEET)
- BACHAND, Leo Born in Gull Lake, Sask., September 27, 1932, passed away at home in Richmond, February 2, 2010. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings and first wife Gloria. Survived by Maureen Otway his partner of 31 years, son David (Cathie) grandchildren Michael (Laura) Christopher, Marisa and great-grandchild Brayden. Leo had emphysema which finally took him away, he also had colon cancer which he survived. Leo worked for CP AIR at Vancouver airport as an Aircraft Engineer till his retirement in 1994. He and Maureen loved to travel and the world was well seen, including their long stays in Australia. No service by request. Cremation and his ashes will be scattered in the spring. A wake at that time will be held to celebrate his life. Our thanks to Richmond Hospital and the health care workers that were so good to him in his home stay. Many thanks to Dr. Leslie Brown for her compassionate care. Leo asked that you do a random act of kindness.
- PUCHALSKI, Gerald John (Gerry) Born February 26, 1928 in Grandview, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2010 in Richmond, B.C. at the age of 81 years. He is lovingly survived by his wife of fifty-seven years Beatrice, children Paul (Sheila), Janice (Jerry), Norman (Lynn), Marie (Allan) and Russ (Laini). Grandchildren Adam (Sheila), Tristan (Amanda), Jolene, Levvy (Pete), Tyna (Blair), Kyle, Tyler, Trevor and five great-grandchildren. Gerry enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a Sheet Metal Mechanic, first with Bristol Aerospace in Winnipeg before moving to B.C. in 1966 to begin his twenty-eight years with Canadian Airlines. Gerry was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and cherished friend to many. His volunteer work included the Blood Donor Clinic, Food Bank and Richmond Caring Place. He was a long time member of the Richmond Curling and Lawn Bowling Clubs. Gerry was a highly respected member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Paul’s Church for more than forty years. He was Grand Knight of his council and was appreciated by all for his knowledge and leadership. Prayers on Monday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m. and Funeral Service on Tuesday, February 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 8251 St. Alban’s Road, Richmond, B.C. Entombment at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Sister’s of Antonement, 385 E. Cordova St., Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1L4 would be greatly appreciated.
- DeVITA, Santo Passed away suddenly, January 18, 2010 at Peace Arch Hospital. Santo was born in Bagnoli del Trigno, Italy on June 6, 1946 and moved to Vancouver with his family at age 9. Later he married and had two wonderful children, Tina and Sean. After many years of various careers, he focused on his passion, painting. Santo met the love of his life, Marie, on a beach in Spain in 1970 and they had been inseparable ever since. Santo has 5 lovely grandchildren, Antonia, Christopher, Matteo, Nicholas, and Sophia. Santo had an amazing zest and life was never dull with him, all who knew him felt it. He will be dearly missed by all. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Please leave messages of condolences at www.mem.com .
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- PERIC Vido (Vic) February 12th, 1936 – July 30th, 2009 Vido passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Predeceased by his daughter Michelle and brother Ante and sister-in-law Mara. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Klema, daughter Dianne, son-in-law Todd, grandchildren Kyle and Emily, and niece and nephew Jagoda and Tony and their families. Vido was born in 1936 in Cjaplina, Croatia. He married Klema in 1957 and soon after decided to join family in Canada. Vido had a successful career as a building engineer for CP Air / Canadian Airlines / Air Canada for thirty years while also running his own plumbing business. He will be fondly remembered by his many customers and former colleagues. Vido loved working in his garden, collecting tools, and helping his neighbours. He also loved vacationing in Hawaii on his favourite deck chair by the pool at the Sheraton Waikiki. He also loved his cars, especially his cherry red Mercedes convertible. His family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the incredible support of the staff at Marion Hospice. They went out of their way to make his final weeks as comfortable as possible. The memorial service will be held Friday, August seventh at eleven am at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Croatian Roman Catholic Parish (3105 East First Avenue, Vancouver). Entombment will follow at Ocean View Funeral Home (4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby). A celebration of Vido’s life will be held following, at the Parish hall. In lieu of flowers, please support Marion Hospice (900 West Twelfth Avenue, Vancouver).Vancouver Sun / The Province, Obituaries (08/05/09) (new Nov 10, 2009)
- HICKS – Percy June 1927 – May 1, 2009 We are so blessed to have had such a gentle and dignified man as our family leader. Percy was a wonderful husband and best friend in life’s adventures with Iris, his loving wife of 60 years. Our “Papa Bear” will be deeply missed by his four adoring children – Lesley (Leo Pastro), Paul (Marg), Eric (Jacinta), and Tony (Joan) – and his grandchildren who he was so proud of – Denise, Kimberly, Christopher and Michael, and will also be dearly missed by his brother Roy and sister Doreen. He was passionate about aircraft. He served in the Royal Air Force and worked for Air Canada (formerly T.C.A.) for 26 years, and he played a significant role in the development of the Hovercraft in England. Percy was born in London, England and was a long-time resident of Richmond, B.C. He was involved in many organizations including the Quarter Century in Aviation Club, Richmond Golden Rods & Reels Club, the Legion, the Seniors Centre and the Computer Chat Club, all from which he gained many great friends. Our family will forever be grateful for the amazing care and respect provided by staff at the BC Cancer Agency, the Richmond Hospital 3-North, Palliative Care Unit, and the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice. A celebration of Percy’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 15th, 2009 at Brighouse United Church, 8151 Bennett Rd., Richmond. Flowers gratefully declined. Condolences and tributes can be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com . Donations may be made in Percy’s memory to the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice, 6460 No. 4 Rd., Richmond, B.C. V6Y 2S9. Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/5/2009 (New May 5, 2009)
- MITCHELL – Frederick A. (Freddie) February 15, 1918 – April 30, 2009 Dad passed away after a prolonged illness. Dad is predeceased by his wife, Audrey, his son, Bruce, his brothers and sisters, and his brother-in-law. Fred is survived by his daughter, Jeannie (Gordie) Bell, grandchildren, Keith (Margaret), David Bell and Danny Mitchell. Fred retired from CP Air after many years of service with the aviation industry. He was a proud member of the Quarter Century in Aviation Club. Dad was involved with many charitable organizations. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:00 am at the Arbor Chapel, Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 – 72nd Avenue, Surrey. The family would like to thank the staff at the Deltaview Life Enrichment Center for their excellent care. Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/5/2009 (New May 5, 2009)
- STEPHENSON John Died suddenly, while visiting Calgary on April 25th, 2009. John was born in Montreal on July 6th, 1943, son of John and Pearl Stephenson. His passion was the airline industry, where he worked for Nordair, Canadian Airlines International and Air Canada. After retirement in Vancouver, he volunteered as a community security officer with the Richmond Branch of the RCMP. John will be sorely missed by his sisters, Audrey Miles and Shirley Stephenson, his brother-in-law Tom Miles, and numerous nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Wednesday May 13th at 11:00 AM at St. Albans Anglican Church. Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Albans Anglican Church in memory of John Stephenson would be gratefully accepted. (New May 3, 2009)
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/2/2009
- BOSNJAK Josip February 27th, 1932 – April 24th, 2009 It is with great sadness we announce the sudden death of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband and dear friend Josip Bosnjak. Josip was born in Podravska Moslavina, in what is now Croatia. At the age of 23, he immigrated to Canada. As a new Canadian, his first job was in the Keno Silver Mine in the Yukon Territories. While there, he embarked on a long distance love letter campaign, which eventually led to a marriage with his loving wife in 1962, when Zorka (nee Jakovcic) decided herself to join Josip in Canada by way of Croatia. The two settled in Vancouver, then New Westminster in 1969. Josip ended his working career at Canadian Airlines. He enjoyed travelling each summer to Omis, Croatia where he kept a summer home on the Adriatic. He would spontaneously start playing his harmonica at social gatherings and family get-togethers, which always made us feel happy. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour, and love of political and world affairs, which left him never short of an opinion on something. Josip’s main passion was his family who he loved dearly. Now as he rests, he will watch over his family who are better people for having him in their lives. Josip will be sadly missed by his wife Zorka; his sons Boris and Emil (Heather); and his daughter Nada. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Sanja, Natasha, Tiana, Mercutio, Adriana and Horatio; and one great-grandchild Martin. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2009 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Croatian Catholic Church, at 3105 East 1st Ave., Vancouver. The Funeral Mass will be held the following day at 11:00 am, Thursday, April 30, 2009 also at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial will follow thereafter at Forest Lawn Cemetery at 3789 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby. Columbia-Bowell 604-521-4881 Vancouver Sun / The ProvinceObituaries (04/28/09) (new Nov 10, 2009)
- ASTETE Mario Aedo December 23, 1938 – March 19, 2009 Passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family. He was a great man who will be forever missed by his loving wife Lupe and lovingly remembered by his children Pauline (Joshua), Susy (Josh), Christian, and his granddaughter Gabriella. Mario was a brilliant man with a wickedly dry sense of humour. He could often be found mapping out his future travels in any of the Lower Mainland’s libraries while listening to his vast collection of classical music or CBC recordings. If you did not find him there, you might have run into him walking on a trail in and around the Lower Mainland. Mario was a generous, peaceful person and an example to us all. We miss you! Service at St. Joseph’s the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Rd., Richmond, BC at 11am on Monday, March 30, 2009. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger…and more complex. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein
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- From Retiree’s Meeting Minutes – Feb. 4 2009: JACK GORDON, JACK HARWOOD
- IN MEMORIAM (Jan 2009 Snag Sheet, Volume 102 Issue 1) JOE STARK AND JOHN HAPPAMAKI (New Feb 12, 2009)
- DION Richard (Rick) Joseph October 22, 1942 to January 30, 2009 Born in Montreal, Que?bec. Son of the late Gerard Dion and Irene Fortin. Loving him and missing him; wife Pearl, children Steve (Stacey), Sandy (Kent) Blackwell and Chris (Melanie). Wonderful grandfather to Kayla, Keaton, Kayden, Katrina Dion, Chelsea, Tyler and Sierra Blackwell. Also survived by brothers Denis (Louise) and Robert (Ce?line), sisters Audrey (Archie) Aubin, and Mireille Dion and aunts and cousins in Montreal. Rick was a very dedicated Maintenance Engineer for Air Canada, where he rarely missed a day of work over a career that was his passion for 36 years until his retirement in 2003 because of failing health. “Ranger Rick’s” other lifelong passions were repairing, building, tweaking and flying small aircraft, which he did everyday, rain or shine. Rick has just left for his last solo flight. He loved life immensely and lived it intensely. He fought a losing battle against cancer for 7 years but never gave up or lost his sense of humor. Rick, have a clear blue sky along with a good tail wind to join those who are waiting for you and wait for those who will take a later flight. Rest in peace Rick – you deserve it. AU REVOIR A Celebration of Life will be held at Ladner Baptist Church, 5624 Ladner Trunk Road in Delta, B.C on Saturday February 7th at 2:00 pm, reception to follow. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Surrey Memorial Hospital fund. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040 Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/3/2009 (New Feb 12, 2009)>
- HARWARD – Alfred (Al) I am saddened to announce that my dearest husband Al passed away on January 25th, 2009. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Ann, two daughters Cindy Archer and Rhonda McElroy, two second sons Neil Marsh and his wife Sue and Andrew Marsh and his wife Ali, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 31st at 1:00 p.m. at the Richmond Funeral Home with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Al’s memory, to the Richmond Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice will be appreciated. Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 1/29/2009 (notified by email from Al Watson) (New Feb 12, 2009)
- LECOURS Marcel James July 29, 1966 – January 18, 2009 Marcel passed away peacefully with his mom and brother Dan by his side at Vancouver General Hospital in the early morning of January 18, 2009. He is predeceased by his father Rene, grandparents Cora and Sandy McKenzie, Aunt June Mitchell and Uncle Gordon Parsons. Marcel is survived by his mother Shirley, his brother Dan, his sister Julie-Ann Ettinger, two nephews Jake and Jamie Ettinger, Aunt Carroll and Uncle Gordon McKenzie and Aunt Carol Parsons, Uncle Glen Mitchell and many more Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Marcel was born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in Richmond. He played soccer with local teams and ended his career with Richmond Fire Fighters. Hockey and English soccer was the love of his life. He was employed by Canadian Air Lines and the Air Canada as a cabin cleaner and then as a process cleaner. Traveling around the world was what he enjoyed best and the many friends that he met or traveled with. Marcel enjoyed his family and especially his cat. His sense of humor will not be forgotten and the many tales about his travels that made us smile. The family would like to thank the many nurses and doctors at VGH that work so hard trying to save Marcel, but unfortunately he had a mitochondrial disorder that won the battle. A celebration of Marcel’s Life will be held on January 31st, 2009 at 2pm at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 6340 No. 4 Road, Richmond, B.C. In lieu of flowers, a gift to the VGH and UBC Foundation, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1M9, for the Adult Metabolic Diseases Clinic – Marcel-fund. We already miss you terribly but we take comfort in knowing that you are finally pain free.
Vancouver Sun / The Province, Obituaries (01/28/09) (new Nov 10, 2009)
- SCHNEIDER _ Kurt Franz August 11, 1928 – November 15, 2008 Kurt Franz Schneider, beloved husband of Gertrud of Calgary, passed away on November 15, 2008 at the age of 80 years. Kurt was born August 11, 1928 in Celle, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1953. Kurt is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Gertrud; children, Beate Rasmussen of St. Albert, Karen Schneider of Edmonton and Roy Schneider (April) of Edmonton; grandchildren, Corey Rasmussen of Rocky Mountain House, Jason Rasmussen (Laura) of Ardrossan and Ashley Schneider of Edmonton. He is also survived by his great-grandson, Logan Rasmussen. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, November 24, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 (Telephone 403-255-6108, www.kidney.ca ). or to a charity of the donor’s choice. In living memory of Kurt Schneider, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH. Telephone: 403-276-2296.(notified by email from Al Watson) (New Feb 12, 2009)
- MILFORD – Thomas A. Leeds United lost their #1 fan with the passing of Tom on October 21, 2008. Tom was born in Leeds, England on October 14, 1934. He came to Canada in 1948 with his parents Richard and Dorothy and they settled in the Vancouver area. Tom is survived and will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 50 years June, his four children Vincent (Lorraine), Lance (Wendy), Leah (Bryan) and Owen (Shauna), his seven grandchildren and brother David (Debbie). Tom was a dedicated employee of Air Canada for over 30 years and was instrumental in the formation of the Air Canada soccer team. He was also very active in coaching and supporting his children in the many sports and activities they were involved in. Special thanks go to all the wonderful people that cared and supported both dad and his family during this difficult time. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Kinsmen House, 5050 – 47A Avenue, Ladner, BC (near the library) from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice House, 6460 No. 4 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2S9 would be appreciated. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040. Vancouver Sun / The Province, (10/24/08) Nov 2008 Snag Sheet, Volume 100 Issue 1(New Feb 12, 2009)
- SEMPLE – Edward Hugh Born August 27, 1929 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and died July 13, 2008 in Burnaby, BC in the presence of loving family members. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Pat and Jennet Semple, and by two sisters, Margaret Rae Cross and Maureen Holmes. He is survived by Roshale Ramsey, his devoted wife of 22 years, and by her son Aeron Jensan and wife Anaya. Ed is survived by his son Rae and wife Cammy of Mission, BC; two daughters, Margaret Semple of Winnipeg, and Kerry and husband Tom Hibbs of Surrey, BC. He was known as Ted and was dearly loved by his three surviving sisters, Trudie and Rex Terpening of Surrey, BC; Ruby and Vic Garden of Victoria Beach, Manitoba; and Shirley Semple of Nanaimo, BC. He is also survived by grandchildren and recently, one great-grandchild. Ed was a man who lived his life to the fullest. He was a Mason, a Shriner, a bowler, and a faithful member of South Burnaby United Church, where he spent many happy hours singing in the choir. He was an active member of Bonsor Centre where he also participated in choir singing. Upon retiring from the airline industry, Ed and Roshale travelled extensively and particularly enjoyed Hawaii. He became a green jacket volunteer at the airport, conducted tours for young people through the Air Canada hangar, and also worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for several summers. He was a good, kind and decent man whose favourite words were, “Can I help you?” “The art of life is to know how to Enjoy a little and to endure much” In gratitude and recognition of the tender loving care extended to Ed and his family by the staff of Aspen Grove during the 20 months he lived in New Vista Care Home, we request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to New Vista Society for Aspen Grove, 7550 Rosewood Street, Burnaby, BC, V5E 3Z3. There will be no service but a Celebration of Life tea will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the social room at 4221 Mayberry, Burnaby, BC. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-662-7700 Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 7/19/2008
- TWELLS – George Robert Twells George R. Twells, age 79 of Chilliwack, passed away July 6, 2008. Visitation will be held at St. Oswald’s Anglican Church on Monday, July 14 from 9-10 AM. A Celebration of Life will be held at Greendale Mennonite Brethren Church in Chilliwack on Monday, July 14 at 12:30 PM, followed by a reception. You may view photos of George and share memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com Westford Funeral Home – Bellingham, WA. Vancouver Sun / The Province, (07/11/08) Sept 2008 Snag Sheet, Volume 98 Issue 1
- KOPYN – Theodorus On Monday, June 2, 2008 Ted Kopyn passed away at the age of 88 years. He will be sadly missed by Conny; sons Rene (Juanita), Jeff (Sandra), daughters, Diane (Dennis), Linda (Andrew); granddaughters, Amanda and Meagan. Predeceased by his son Ted Patrick. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Westlawn Chapel. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of Howard & McBride Westlawn, 16310 Stony Plain Road. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Ted may be made to Capital Care Kipnes Centre for Veterans, 4470 McCrae Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5E 6M8. Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel 484-5500, Published in the Edmonton Journal on 6/4/2008.
- MCNABB – Fred W. Born in Winnipeg March 14, 1917 passed away June 1, 2008 in Richmond General Hospital B.C. As a teenager, he worked for Windsor & Gosling Radio Shop and joined the Airforce No.5 AOS in May 1942. After the war he worked for the C.N.R. and lated joined C.P. Air in August 1946, retiring in 1982. Fred was a member of the IAMAW Lodge 764 and very active in the Richmond baseball and hockey programs for many years during retirement. Fred is survived by his loving wife Bernice of 64 years, two sons Fred (Anne), Warren (Chay) and one daughter Laurene (Dave) Moody, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No service by request and in lieu of flowers, a donation to charity is appreciated.
Vancouver Sun / The Province, (06/15/08) Sept 2008 Snag Sheet, Volume 98 Issue 1(New Feb 12, 2009)
- BALSILLIE John “Jack” Norman Born July 4, 1934 in Winnipeg, MB and passed away peacefully on May 28, 2008 in Surrey, BC. He is predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Joyce. He will be missed by his children Gord (Karna), Grant (Bev), Garry, and Karen (Doug) Berg; grandchildren Krista, Kyle, Candice, Kevin and Jocelyn; great-grandchildren Hunter, Hailey, Naveah and Natalie; his companion Dot of the last 5 years; as well as extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Royal Heights United Church, 9316 116 Street, Delta on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-596-2215. Vancouver Sun / The Province, Area (05/31/08) Sept 2008 Snag Sheet, Volume 98 Issue 1(New Feb 12, 2009)
- IN MEMORIAM (May 2008 Snag Sheet, Volume 96 Issue 1) BERKLEY THOMAS, DON HONOUR & BOB RISK (New Feb 12, 2009)
- RODRIGUES – Eloi Augusto Born in Zedes, Portugal on September 2, 1931, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2008 in Richmond, BC at the age of 76. He will be lovingly remembered by his soul mate, Evelyn, his children, Laura (Andrew), Sandra, Bob (Patti), Lynn (Jim). The loves of his life, his grandchildren, Kyle and Joshua, Shannon and Mitchell, and Kevin (Brittany). He will also be remembered in Canada by his sister Ernestina, brother Guilherme (Alzira) and their families, also his brothers and sisters in Portugal, Brazil and Germany and their families. He will be remembered by friends and family all over the world. Eloi worked for many years at PGE Railway and then later on at CPAir/Canadian Airlines, from where he later retired after 29 years. He loved gardening, cooking, his wine, his presuntos and most of all his family. Prayers will be said on Monday, May 26th at 7:30 pm at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 1423 East 13th Ave., where Funeral Mass will be celebrated the following day, Tuesday, May 27th at 11:30 am. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke, Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice. Special thanks to all the staff of Richmond Hospital ER and 2S for their care and compassion always. Oliveira Funeral Home 604-942-7920 www.oliveirafuneralhome.com, Vancouver Sun / The Province, (05/24/08) June 2008 Snag Sheet, Volume 97 Issue 1 (New Feb 12, 2009)
- MARIO Kenneth Wayne Born in 1943, passed away May 21, 2008 at his home in Osoyoos after losing his 4 year battle with cancer. He shall be missed by his wife Barbara, his sons, Mike and Nik, their wives Heather and Candis and his 4 grandsons, Tyler, Devin, Nathan and Cameron. There will be no service.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/25/2008. (IN MEMORIAM, The SNAG Sheet Volume 96 Issue 1)
- TAKACS Bertalan Passed away peacefully on April 30, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife Sari, his loving son Robert and family in Canada and Europe. He will be missed dearly. Officiating Revered L. Fabian. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008 2:00 PM, Hungarian Reformed Church of Vancouver, 900 East 19th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Bertalan Takacs to the Hungarian Reformed Church or Calvin Hungarian Presbyterian Church.Vancouver Sun / The Province, Area Code 604 (IN MEMORIAM, The SNAG Sheet Volume 96 Issue 1)
- BROEDERS Guustaf A. (Gus) Gus passed away suddenly on April 17, 2008. Born September 26, 1957. Gus is survived by his parents Andy and Apolonia, Brother Frank (Debbie), Sisters Patty (Steve) and Sandy (Dave), Nephews Steven, David and Scott, Niece Stephanie. Gus will be missed by family in Holland and many friends in the lower mainland and the Okanagan. Friends and Family are invited to a gathering on Friday, May 2, 2008 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Valley View Funeral Home, Arbor Lounge, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation are appreciated. “To Know Him Was To Love Him.”
Vancouver Sun / The Province, Area Code 604 (IN MEMORIAM, The SNAG Sheet Volume 96 Issue 1)
- AINSLEY – ALAN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at the age of 76. He is survived by his loving family: daughter Suzanne Grimble (Randy) of Lacombe, AB; sons David (Carol-Ann) of White Rock, BC, Dennis (Sandra) of Kelowna; eight grandchildren: Angela (Jason) Houston, Melissa and Alan Ainsley, Jamie and Jesse Scarf, Nicholas and Mallory Ainsley, Sarah Ainsley, Karen and Julie Burke and Annie (Matt); three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his wife Joan and his son James in 2003. Alan’s family will remember him for the love, trust and support he and Joan provided them and for their straight backs, due to his constant shoulder squeezing! A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 7th at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Father Wayne Pfliger officiating. Cremation. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Mainland Military Family Resource Centre, c/o 39CBG-Hotel Quebec, 4050 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1P6. A gift in living memory of Alan will be made to “Holding Hands for Hospice” by Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2008
- McPHERSON – CLYDE HENRY (MICK) Born in Hamilton, Ontario January 17, 1937 and passed away peacefully March 23, 2008 in White Rock, BC with family by his side. Predeceased by his parents Clyde and Eva and brother Barry. He will be missed by his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Carol; sisters Shirley and Jean; brother Wayne (Gladys); nieces, nephews and cousins; godchildren Michael, Karin, Carol, Natalie and their families; his canine companions Bear and Aysa; and many dear friends. He served in the RCAF from 1955 to 1972 and then continued his career as an avionics technician with Canadian Airlines for 25 years. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. at The Church of Holy Trinity, 15115 Roper Avenue, White Rock, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Volunteer Driver Program www.bc.cancer.ca or the SPCA. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-596-2215 Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 3/28/2008.
- McDONNELL Gerald Anthony (Gerry). It is with heavy hearts that we say good-bye to Gerry, who, after a short battle with cancer, passed away peacefully Monday, August 27, 2007.
Born on July 27, 1947 in Dublin, Ireland, he just recently celebrated his 40th year in Canada.
Gerry was an amazing man who will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, and positive outlook on life. He will be dearly missed by his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and many friends. Prayers and viewing to be held on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 pm and then followed by a mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, September 5th at 10:30am. Both will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Parish,4451 Williams Road, Richmond, B.C. A reception celebrating Gerry’s life will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from August 31 to September 2, 2007
- DINNEY _ Roland Claude 1927 – 2007 Roland Claude Dinney (Bud) beloved husband of May Dinney of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at the age of 79 years. Bud was born and raised in Vancouver. He served in the Navy, spending time overseas in England. Bud also belonged to CNAG. He worked as a sheet metal aircraft mechanic with various airlines for thirty-two years. Besides May, his loving wife of fifty years, Bud is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and John Taylor of Edmonton and his son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Donna Dinney of Hoosier, SK; four grandchildren, Janene Saunders, Sarah Taylor, Geri Dinney and Derek Dinney. He is also survived by two sisters, Margery Neyedli and Georgina Wardrop, both of Vancouver as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bud was predeceased by his brother Jack. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, February 12, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com In living memory of Bud Dinney, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: (403) 276-2296. Published in the Vancouver Sun on 2/10/2007.
- SMITH, Joe – Joe passed on at 7:15 Feb 6 2007 in Nanoose Bay B.C. Joe had a battle with cancer for the last two years. Joe is survived by his wife Angie and son Nolan and daughter Vanessa. His brother David and Mother. Joe started his career with P.W.A. in YXD, then moved to Yellowknife as line engineer. Joe was a Herc rat for many years before moving to White Rock B.C.and worked for Canadian Airlines. Joe was heavly involved with I.A.M. duties and heavy maintenance in the Vancouver hanger. After retiring Joe and Angie built a home in Nanoose Bay. Joe will be missed by family and many friends and old work buddies. The above information from Pat Butler of Edmonton, Quoted from email I received from Dennis Kenndy.
condolences can be sent to:-Angela Smith, 3529 Shelby Lane, Nanoose Bay, BC, V9P 7J8
- LAVERTY, Kerry – Details forth coming. Mentioned in January 2007 IAM “The Snag Sheet” page 4
- COLLINS _ Frederick George August 18th, 1946 – January 7th, 2007. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Fred – loving husband, father, brother and friend. Predeceased by his wife Lorraine (nee Evans); brother to Gail and Richard, predeceased by Joe and Toni; father to Tara (Rod) and Heather (Marc); and grandfather to Chase and Vienna; survived by his many friends and extended loved ones. Please join the family in remembering Fred’s life on Friday, January 19th at 2:00PM at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey BC. Published in The Province on 1/11/2007.
- WHELAN _ James Born in White Fox, Saskatchewan on January 27th 1934, passed away on December 29th, 2006 in Maple Ridge, B.C. He is survived by his loving wife Colleen; daughter Natalie; sons Allan and Barry (Colleen ). grandchildren; Leslie, Daniel, Colton, Cassandra, Phillip; brother Jack (Gloria) and sister Audrey (Hugo). James moved to B.C. in 1959 where he met Colleen and soon after began a career as an aircraft mechanic with CP Air, finishing with Canadian Airlines 32 years later. Jim was a loving and devoted father and husband. He loved and lived life to the fullest and he was so dedicated to his work at the airlines before his retirement. We miss you dad. Service will be held on Friday, January 5th , 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel, 11969 – 216th Street. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca Published in Vancouver Sun / The Province, 01/04/07
- O’REGAN _ Victor Beloved brother, uncle and great uncle. Passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 30, 2006. Prayers to be held Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver where Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00am on Friday, December 8th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital. May he rest in peace. Kearney Funeral Service 604-736-0268
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 12/5/2006.
- TURIN _ John B. June 12, 1945 – November 4, 2006 John Turin, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend peacefully passed away at his home in Aldergrove, BC in comfort, with his loving wife by his side. Born in Salmon Arm, BC, John moved to Vancouver at age 10 with his father, President of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. After his father’s sudden passing, John was raised by his Granny. He grew up in Vancouver’s Dunbar/ Kerrisdale neighbourhoods, and he attended Athlone and Magee High schools. He worked part-time as a waiter for CP Rail to pay for his studies in Commerce at UBC, but his passion for trains led him to a full-time position with the railway for 8 years. In May 1967, John married Elizabeth (nee Haslett), and together they had two children, Jeffrey Brian and Jennifer Elan. He continued his career with Canadian Pacific, switching gears from railroad tracks to runway lights. His dedication to his work, and his loyalty to his friends and colleagues left a lasting legacy after a 30-year career with CP Air (Canadian, and subsequently retired with Air Canada). In 1997 John moved to Aldergrove and began a new life with his current wife Kathy, and their son Michael James. Together, they had Samantha Alexandra in 1999. John was devoted to his family, and spent many happy times camping and traveling the world via planes, trains, and automobiles…then he discovered boats! He was hooked after his first cruise from Vancouver to LA, and continued to take more cruises – enjoying this new perspective. John was a caring, supportive father, always involved with his children’s activities. He’d bring lucky pennies to gymnastics competitions, coach baseball teams, and cheer the loudest at soccer games. John’s memory lives on with his wife Kathy, first wife Elizabeth, son Jeffrey (Nichole), grandson Jaxon, daughter Jennifer (Steve), son Michael, daughter Samantha, brother Phil, cousin George Hrennikoff (Margaret), and mother-in-law Elan. He was predeceased by his parents, Boris and Dorothy, his Aunt Alexandra, and his “best bud” Graeme Stamp. Please join us for a “Celebration of Life” open house to honour and remember John Turin, on Saturday, November 25th, 2006, at 1:00 pm, at 25129 30th Avenue, Aldergrove, BC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your charity of choice. Published in the Vancouver Sun on (11/11/06)
- WRIGHT _ Christopher Murray passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 in Surrey, B.C. at the age of 53 years. Survived by his loving family, wife Tina, sister Lorraine and many relatives and friends. A Memorial Gathering to be held in the lounge of the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Published in the Vancouver Sun .
- WADDINGTON _ Leonard “Len” – born September 23, 1923 passed away peacefully on August 23, 2006. Survived by his daughters Louella, Lenora (Brian), Jenine (John); grandson Jeff (Rene); granddaughters Robin, Sophia and Kate; great-grandchildren Alex and Jesse; wife Martha; stepdaughter Flory, stepsons Gerry, Ron, David and Vern; cousin Ted (Mickey) and best friend Bert (Karen); Dad served in the navy during WW II and worked for CP Air as an airline mechanic until his retirement. His favourite place was on the golf course. His passions were singing, playing guitar and harmonica and he took up hiking at the age of 55! Dad had a love for animals and would always stop to lend a helping hand. We will miss him dearly, especially his sense of humor and his “one liners”. We would like to thank Dr. Burns, Bayshore Home Health, Anna, Richard, Forrester and all the staff at George Derby Centre for their care and compassion. A very special thanks to Thelma and Bill for all their support. A celebration to honor Dad’s life will be held Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Hazelmere United Church, 16th Avenue and 184 Street, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, a donation to any local animal shelter would have pleased Dad. HENDERSON’S LANGLEY FUNERAL HOME 604-530-6488 www.hendersonslangleyfunerals.com Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 8/26/2006 – 8/27/2006.
- WHITLOCK _ Mary Laird (nee Stevenson) – born January 6, 1928 in Scotland and passed away on August 9, 2006 at MSA Hospital in Abbotsford. Mary will be remembered lovingly by her children Betty (Abe) Klassen, George Whitlock, Martin Whitlock, and Donna Fisher; her grandchildren Carla Klassen, Ryan and Candace Whitlock; her sister Betty (Walter) Johnston; nephews Ian Dunlop and Steven Johnston; and her friend Adel Will. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at 34081 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford. Donations may be made in Mary’s name to The Salvation Army… A Centre of Hope.Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 9/2/2006 – 9/3/2006.
- BERDA _ Charles (Chuck) Frank. It is with great sadness that we announce Chuck’s passing on July 20, 2006. Born on November 4, 1934 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan, he grew up in Vancouver, attending John Oliver Secondary School. Chuck began a long and enjoyable career as an aircraft engineer with CP Air in 1954, finally retiring from Canadian Airlines in 1996 after 42 years of service. He continued his passion for aircraft at Skytec Plane Care in 1996 until May, 2006. Along the way, he enjoyed many cherished friendships and experiences. He is survived by Bev, his loving wife of 45 years, his daughter Kim (Ted), sons Sean (Vivien) and Chris (Chantal), and grandchildren Brianne, Brett, Nicholas and Matthew. He is also survived by his brother Ed (Pat) and sister Cindy (Ivan), and many nieces and nephews. We would also like to thank the staff at Richmond General Hospital Palliative Care, whose compassionate care for Chuck and his family will never be forgotten. Further, we thank all of Chuck’s friends who came to see him in his final weeks. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Following cremation, his family will honor him with a small ceremony and celebrate his life. At Chuck’s request, no service or memorial will be held. Vancouver Sun / The Province, Obituaries (07/25/06)
- CRUICKSHANK _ Albert (Jock) Passed away peacefully on June 24, 2006. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland March 23, 1922. Mourning his loss are his wife of 51 years, Joan; his sister Peggy in Scotland; brother-in-law Eric (Donna); nephew Gavin (Mary) and many nieces and nephews, both in Canada and in the old country. Jock spent the war years in the RAF, doing 4 years in North Africa and 4 years in occupied Germany before coming to Canada to work in the airline industry in Montreal, then making his way west. He had a 32 year career with CP Air and Air Canada. A celebration of Jock’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Imperial Place, 13853 – 102nd Ave., Surrey. Thanks to the staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital, Shirley Dean Pavilion. No flowers, donations to your charity of choice. Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province on 7/4/2006.
- DONNELLY _ Albert James (Don) (Jim) born in Dublin, ON April 28, 1916 passed away peacefully on May 12, 2006. Survived by his loving family, his wife of 60 years Evelyn, sons Jim (Victoria), Grant (West Vancouver), grandchildren Matthew, Stephanie, Andrew, Jeffrey and a large extended family. Predeceased by 4 brothers, 4 sisters and his daughter-in-law Shirley. After serving in the Air Force Don had a long career as a sheetmetal fabricator for CP Air until his retirement. His kindness and generosity helped many people throughout his life. A Mass to be held Thursday, May 18, 1:00 PM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver. Reverend Father Holland officiating.Vancouver Sun Obituaries (05/16/06)
- BRUCHET _ Rodney George Hastings, 50 years. On Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at his home, after a lengthy illness. Beloved Husband to Jane and Loving Father to Christopher and Ryan, all of Ladner. Also survived by his Loving Parents Jean and “Tiger” Joe Bruchet, brother Mel, sister-in-law Merne, nieces Erin, Colleen and Elizabeth and brother Don. A long time volunteer in Richmond for Richmond RCMP Citizens Crime Watch Patrol, Salmon Festival, Tall Ships Festival, Richmond Emergency Social Services and B.C. Emergency Preparedness Response Team. Long time Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Branch #30, “The Dirty 30’s”. Rod served with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve ’73-’77, Perimeter Transportation Co. ’77-’79 and subsequently joined the Airline Business in ’79 with C.P. Air, Canadian Airlines and Air Canada in their Printing, Bindery, Stores and First Aid and Safety Depts. and IAM Union Rep. until his demise. No Service by request. Celebration of Life, Sunday, April 23, 2006, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Vancouver Sun Obituaries (04/21/06)
- BLYSTONE _ Lon. The Blystone family regrets to inform you of the unfortunate passing of Lon Blystone. Lon died February 24th due to complications with cancer. Due to his short 4 day battle we unfortunately were unable to send out notice sooner.
Funeral services will be held at Fraser Heights Chapel – 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC on Friday March 3rd at 2pm. A reception will be held at the Semiamhoo Fish and Game club in Surrey (details at the funeral).
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- MOSELEY _ David Frederick 24th October 1936 – 18th January 2006 Dave passed away peacefully in VGH
- EVANS _ Peter Alfred With great sadness and sorrow, Liana and Marla announce the unexpected death of their beloved father, Peter Alfred Evans. Born on April 18th, 1935 in Aberdare, Wales, Peter came to Canada in 1965, and settled in Delta to raise his family. A long-time Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief with Canadian Airlines and then Air Canada, Peter retired in 2000. Shortly after he moved to Ireland where he enjoyed the slow pace of island life in Curracloe, County Wexford. Peter had a heart attack and died on December 11, 2005 while visiting family and friends here in BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Depression Research Chair, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9 will be gratefully accepted. Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 12/16/2005 – 12/18/2005.
- KANAROSKI _ Joseph September 21, 1923 – February 20, 2005, died peacefully at the age of 81 on Sunday, February 20, at his home in Calgary, surrounded by the love of his family.
- MARTIN _ Robert “Bob” Walter, born November 28, 1919, Winnipeg, MB, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2004
- BURDON _ James Joseph passed away on December 24, 2004 after a lengthy illness.
- CHEETHAM _ Joseph Delmar “Del” (Veteran of World War II) Born December 17, 1919 in Winnipeg, MB – Passed away November 2, 2004 in Richmond, BC.