The Vancouver Sun notes the following deaths in today's paper AICKEN ALLEN BROWN
BUTLER-COLE CHAMBER COUNTER CRAMB DODD DOHERTY FAIRFIELD FRASER GRATTO HOGUE HOLMES
HUNGERFORD IRVINE JAMES JOHNSON JONES JUNG KRIMMER LEE LEWIS MacKAY MANN McCARTHY
McCLENAGHAN McGILLVERAY OIKAWA PERRY POULTON PROBST QUAKENBUSH REYNOLDS RIDSDALE ROSBACK
RUHL RUSAK SEDORE SHANTZ SPANZA TAYLOR TAYLOR TERENZE TRAXON VERMEE WEST WOLKOSKY Z
ALLEN _ Carrie "Louise" born October 14, 1960 in Langley, passed away peacefully
on Christmas Eve at home in Langley. Louise is lovingly remembered by her father and
mother, Roger and Blanche Allen; her brothers and sisters, Terry (Donna) Allen, Kathy
(Mark) Godin, Garry (Dorothy) Allen, Jim (Toni) Allen, and Lynn Bolt; many nieces and
nephews and a great-niece; and other relatives and many loving friends. A memorial service
will be held Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Henderson's Funeral Home, 20786
Fraser Highway, Langley, followed by a tea. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the charity of your choice. HENDERSON'S LANGLEY - 604-530-
BUTLER-COLE _ Alice Jane (nee Gwennap), born April 15, 1913, passed away peacefully on
December 23, 2001. Survived by Alec, her husband of 60 years; daughter, Eleanor; sons,
Sandy (Maureen), Tom (Lisa); and 6 grandchildren. It was Jane's wish not have a
service or memorial, however, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be gratefully
accepted. The family would like to thank the staff of Menno Hospital for their care and
kindness to our Mom.
DODD _ Deirdre Annett July 28, 1947-December 26, 2001 Loving mother of four, peacefully
left this life after a courageous battle with cancer. A proud Australian whose warm smile
and sincere compassion touched the lives of many. She taught us to appreciate the beauty
in everything and will be deeply missed by many family and friends. She is survived by her
adoring children, Larena, Cameron, Douglas and Naomi. She is predeceased by her
ever-loving husband, Terry and parents, Vincent and Thelma Ryan. Funeral service will be
held at Burquitlam Funeral Chapel, 625 North Road, Coquitlam on December 30, 2001 at 3 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Society and
to the Palliative Unit and Cancer Unit of Burnaby Hospital. Though she has gone from our
lives she remains in our hearts forever.
GRATTO _ Cory Leonard Gratto suddenly passed away on December 25, 2001 at the age of 31
years. He is survived by his loving parents Leonard and Leona Gratto of Mission, B.C.;
dear sisters Cindy Corney and Kelly Peakman, nieces and nephews Jimmy and Trista Corney;
Travis and Jessica Peakman. Will be missed by many family and friends. A Celebration of
Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of
Henderson's Funeral Home at 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford with Rev. Ken Dean
officiating. Cremation. Donations may be made to the Maple Ridge Treatment Centre, 22269
Tallaghan Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X2E2. HENDERSON'S ABBOTSFORD 854-5534
HUNGERFORD _ Jonathan Robert (Jono, Bug, Monkey). Born on February 12, 1980 died of cancer
at age 21 on December 27, 2001. He passed away peacefully at home and will be forever
loved and always remembered by his wife Emily; his parents Dagmar and Robert; his sister
Tara; his sister Jessica; his brother Richard; his dog Oscar; his grandparents Mary and
Rod Hungerford, Irmela Curcio; his many aunts, uncles and cousins, inlaws and friends. A
special thank you to all our family, friends, caregivers and physicians who helped us
through this difficult time. Instead of flowers, please send donations in memory of
Jonathan Hungerford to Prince of Wales Secondary School TREK Outdoor program. It is here
that his love for the environment and his many outdoor adventures began. Prince of Wales
TREK Program, 2250 Eddington Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V6L2E7. A Celebration of
Jonathan's life will be held at Saint Mary's Church at 37th and Larch Street in
Vancouver on January 3, 2002 at 5:00 p.m.
IRVINE _ Roger Kenneth (Pontoon) born in Vancouver April 2, 1940. A gifted Vancouver
artist and musician, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2001, at the age of 61 years
after a brave and dignified battle with cancer. Roger will always be alive in the happy
memories of his loving companion, Linda Rose; his elder brother and sister-in-law, Keith
and Jackie Irvine and their families; and his many wonderful and supportive life long
friends. At Roger's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the BC. Cancer Agency or charity of your choice
JOHNSON _ Joan Mary, on December 27, 2001. Mrs. Joan Mary Johnson of Edmonton, formerly of
West Vancouver, passed away at the age of 85 years. Joan leaves to cherish her memory, her
daughter, Kathy (Jim) Stratton of St. Simons Island, Georgia and son, Warren of Edmonton,
2 grandchildren, Michael and Lisa. Joan in survived by her sister Phyllis. Joan was
predeceased by her husband Carl in 1995. Cremation has taken place and a private family
service will be held at a later date. Serenity Funeral Service, 5311-91 St., Edmonton, AB
(780) 450-0101. Garry Howdle, Funeral Director.
JONES _ Thomas Alwyn, born 1926, passed away on December 18, 2001 at Riverview Hospital.
He is predeceased by his wife Isabel. He is survived by his son Martin (Lynne); daughters,
Lesley (Barry), Ruth Hendren and Christine Woolfries; grandchildren Beau, Emily,
Alexandra, Michelle and Cameron. Alwyn was born in Newcastle, England and was stationed in
Gibraltar during World War II. He spent his working years at Canada Permanent Trust Co. on
Granville Street, Vancouver. The family extends sincere thanks to the staff at Valleyview
Pavilion for their excellent care of Alwyn. Family service
AICKEN _ Florence Helen passed away peace-fully at the Mission Memorial Hospital, Mission,
BC, on Wednesday, December 26, 2001, at the age of 85 years. Helen was born October 9,
1916 in Vancouver, BC. She was employed for a number of years as a nurse's aid at
Grace Hospital, Vancouver. On August 1, 1952, Helen was united in marriage to Homer
Aicken. They lived in Coquitlam, BC until moving to their acreage at Silverdale, west of
Mission in 1969. She became a resident at Haney Intermediate Care Home, Maple Ridge in
1998 before transferring to Pleasant Valley Care Home, Mission in 1999. Helen's faith
in her Lord Jesus Christ was a constant source of strength and joy throughout her
life's journey. Helen leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, 2 sons,
Reverend Gary Aicken and his wife, Sharon of Foremost, Alberta and Reverend Dennis Aicken
and his wife, Corrine of Calgary, Alberta; 7 grandchildren, Jonathan, Jaime, Avey, Bryan,
Heather, Nicola and Sheena; 1 sister, R!
uth Marsh of Edmonton, Alberta; 2 brothers-in-law, Frank Aicken and his wife, Audrey of
Whonnock, BC and John Kozoris of Kamloops, BC; 2 sisters-in-law, Christena Aicken of
Ruskin, BC and Marie Aicken of Brigdon, Ontario; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and
friends. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband, Homer, on December 22, 1999; her
mother, Pearl Heighton (1963); her father, Walter Heighton (1969); 4 brothers-in-law, Hugh
Aicken, Reverend Alex Aicken, John Aicken and Reverend Glen Marsh; 2 sisters-in-law,
Bessie Gibson and her husband, Dick and Ethel Kozoris. A funeral service will be held on
Monday, December 31, 2001, 10:00 am at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 32420 _ 7th Avenue,
Mission, with Reverend Boyd Hopkins officiating. Interment to follow at Hatzic Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR), c/o Mt.
Calvary Lutheran Church, V2V2B6. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of
His saints." (Psalm 116:15)Ar!
rangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home (604) 826-
HOGUE _ Dr. Douglas Leon, 1962-2001 at home in Halifax, December 26, 2001. Doug graced us
all with his enthusiasm for life, love of science, sense of adventure, irrepressible
humor, generosity of spirit and valuation of friendship. Although he died too early,
Doug's life was filled with exploration and accomplishment. From an early age Doug
excelled in athletics. Ice hockey was his first love, culminating in a Montreal
Canadien's offer. Football, squash, skiing, snowboarding and fly-fishing he all
counted among his enthusiasms. His latest passion was for off-road tandem mountain biking
with his buddy, Calla. A man of science, Doug completed a diploma in Chemical Engineering
at NAIT in Edmonton. He followed this with a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of
Alberta. Postdoctoral positions found him in Madison, Wisconsin as well as Vancouver, B.C.
At the time of his death, he held the position of Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology in the Faculty of M!
edicine at Dalhousie University. Travel and global community played a large role in
Doug's life. His love of the natural world as well as his insatiable curiosity found
him travelling to many diverse and unusual destinations. His interest in photography,
music, gardening, hiking, wine, food and conversation was fueled by these many journeys.
Doug's mischievous nature and sense of fun found him at the heart of many practical
jokes. He was often the first to find the humor and irony in any number of situations. He
was generous with his time and passionate about his life. Every moment was precious. Much
to his regret, Doug leaves behind his loving wife and soul mate, Calla as well as his two
cherished children, Jasper, 3 and Zoe, 1. Doug was the beloved youngest son of Gwyn and
adored baby brother of Brent, Bill and Brad. Doug lives on in the memory of his many, many
other family members, colleagues and friends. A special thank you to all of our wonderful
friends and family who!
have been there with us every step this last year. We love you. Much appreciated is also
the wonderful care and support of the Nova Scotia Cancer Center as well as Palliative Care
at the QEII Health Sciences in Halifax. Cremation has taken place as Doug wished. A
celebration of his life will be held commencing at 12 p.m. on January 19, 2002 at High
Park Hall in Edmonton, 11032 154 Street, In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in
Doug's name may be made to Camp Good Times of the B.C. and Yukon Division of the
Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you
CHAMBERS - Richard "Wes", born May 16, 1913, passed away peacefully on December
25, 2001. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his name to a children's charity
for the mentally and/or physically challenged. A memorial to celebrate his life is planned
for January 5, 2002 at the North Vancouver Eagles Club, W. 3rd St., North Vancouver from
COUNTER _ Ernest "Rae" born in Kamloops, BC, January 19, 1913, died peacefully
on December 22, 2001. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Audrey in 1989. A man of enormous
integrity who always put the needs of others before his own, he and his wonderful smile,
will be sorely missed by his daughter, Barbara Appleton; grandson, Andrew Appleton and
Andrew's wife, Jodi. He will also be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews;
his sisters-in-law, Phyllis and Joyce and his Latremouille cousins. A memorial service
will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet
Road, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, his wish was that donations be made to
Children's Hospital or to the ALS Society in Rae's memory.
CRAMB _ Bruce Malcom, passed away December 24, 2001 at age 70. Predeceased by his brother,
Bud Cramb. Survived by his sister, Joyce Kelly. Loved eternally by only son, Kelly Cramb.
He served in the P.P.C.L.I. in Korea from 1953-1955. No service. Cremation
DOHERTY _ Michael, Dec. 23 in hospital in Kamloops after a short illness. He is sorely
missed by beloved daughters Chrissy and Bryn; sister Barbara (Bruce) Housser of Victoria;
brother Randy (Gayle) of Vancouver; nephews and niece: David and Steven Doherty and
Taylor, Andrew and Sarah Housser. Mike was born in Vancouver March 19, 1942 to Herb
(d.1981) and Marguerite (d.1995). With the initials "MD" and because of his
excellent mind and prodigious memory, he became known among his friends as "the
Doc". It will not surprise those who knew him to learn that, even at the end, the Doc
was instructing nurses that the proper name for a blood pressure cuff was
"Sphygmometer". There will be a memorial service celebrating Mike's life,
2:30pm Wednesday January 2, at St. Faith's Anglican Church, 57&Cypress, Vancouver.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations made in his memory to the
Canadian Lung Association.
FAIRFIELD _ Mary Agnes, longtime resident of Burkeville in Richmond, passed away December
23, 2001 at the age of 82. Predeceased by husband, William (Bus) in 1979. Survived and
will be missed by daughter, Pennie Garvie (Harold); granddaughter, Sandra Friess (Barry);
great-grandchildren, Brandon and Emma; brother, Jack Anchan; sisters, A. Nicholls, A.
Paulsen, I. Hanger and H. Beckerley; also many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of
flowers, donations to charity of your choice. No service by request
FRASER _ John Mason Alexander. Born May 2, 1997 in Vancouver, B.C. Suddenly lost to Claire
and John and grandparents, Ian and Janet Mason, and, indeed, to all of us, at Sick
Children's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario on Friday, December 21, 2001. From Scottish
stock, filtered on one side through South Africa and, on the other, Canada, Fraser
profoundly touched people in all three countries. In his tragically short life, so chock
full of promise, Fraser impressed all he met with an uncanny wisdom and a sense of humour
far beyond his years. Surely a boy - with a boyish love for pasta, cartoons and karate
plus all things mechanical - but he was equally passionate in instructing his parents, and
indeed his granny, on his latest discoveries in astronomy, geology and marine biology -
with a phenomenally mature appreciation of complexity. As Fraser's final gift to
humanity, seven young patients at Sick Children's will now have a life, a legacy this
steadfast lad will be proud to have be!
stowed: but for his family, the grief will ever defy understanding. A memorial service
will be held on January 19, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 140 Moody St.,
Port Moody, B.C.
BROWN _ Robin Wheatley (Little) passed away at home on 10 December, 2001. Born in Winnipeg
in 1927, she lived in Vancouver and volunteered at the Museum of Anthropology for 16
years. Predeceased by her husband, she will be lovingly remembered by her son, David
(fiancee, Esther); her daughter, Claudia (husband, Nigel); her granddaughters, Pippin,
Megan and Maeve and her many friends. Always remember, "Chicken Little was
right!" Her memorial service to be announced.
HOLMES _ Thelma passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 23rd, 2001 at the
age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold in 1981 and by her son, Barry
Caine in 1984. She is fondly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Mary Caine, 3
grandchildren, Andrea (Will) Penner, Steve (Maria) Caine, Lori (Rob) Leek; 5
great-grandchildren, Kyla, Blake, Barry, Evan and Chloe. "Always remembered, never
forgotten" To celebrate Thelma's life, a Memorial Service will be held at First
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver on Sunday, December 30th, 2001 at 2:00
p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to The Pythian Cerebral Palsy Committee, c/o 1406-9390
Cardston Court, Burnaby, BC, V3N 4R6.
JAMES _ Edward Daniel James passed away peacefully at the Foothills Medical Centre,
Calgary, Alberta on Thursday, December 27, 2001 at the age of 87 years. Edward is survived
by his loving wife of 64 years, Violet; children, Wendy (Ernie) Coates, Ron (Roberta
Shannon) James and Allyn (Evelyn) James; grandchildren, Derek (Bonnie) James, Michael
James, Tracy (Arden) Granyea, Jody Beugeling, Jenny Beugeling, Amy Beugeling, Derek
Shannon and Matthew Ring; and great grandchildren Sterling James and Liam James. He was
predeceased by his brother, William Leonard James and grandson, Douglas Paul James. Ed was
born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on February 18, 1914. He obtained his teaching
certificate in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1935. In 1937, he married his beloved wife,
Violet and they moved to White Fox, Saskatchewan in 1939 where Ed was a successful young
entrepreneur. He taught at the 1st school at Muncho Lake on the Alaska Highway in 1951. In
1953 they moved to Calgary and !
Ed established Parkdale Plumbing and Heating and until 1963 was an executive with E.V.
Keith Enterprises Ltd. Upon retirement in 1963 Ed managed the Elkana Ranch in Bragg Creek.
He established himself as a quarter horse breeder and trainer and competed in Cutting
Horse Competitions in Canada and the United States. Memorial services will be held at
Foster's Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4th Street, N.W. (across from Queen's Park
Cemetery) on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial
tributes may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E.,
Calgary, Alberta T2G3Y6. FOSTERS GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME, Directors. Telephone: (403)
REYNOLDS _ "Marion" Elizabeth, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2001 at
the age of 82 years. Marion is survived by her two loving sons William and Bob Parker and
many cousins, nieces and nephews who will all miss her dearly. Donations can be made in
the memory of Marion to The Cancer Control Clinic.
RIDSDALE _ Pegi died at Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, 86 years young, on December 19, 2001. She
is mourned by daughters Anne Mott in Vancouver and Marilyn Ridsdale in Nanaimo; son Gary
Ridsdale in Abbotsford; sons-in-law Geoffrey Mott and Jack Tomson, daughter-in-law Valerie
Ridsdale; granddaughters Jennifer Merrifield and Lalieth White; grandsons Kevin and Danny
Ridsdale; Geoffrey and David Mott; Jesse and Eryn White; also by Heather Harty and Sam
Charles, Ron Merrifield and great-grandson Nathan Merrifield of Bothell, Washington, USA;
brother and sister-in-law Gary and Peggy Baker of Calgary and their daughters Diane,
Suzanne, Sally and their families. Born Mary Baker in Eastbrook, Dinas Powis, South Wales,
she attended college at Bangor, North Wales and was a teacher in England before her
marriage to Reginald Edwin Ridsdale in 1940. The family emigrated to Winnipeg in 1951 and
moved to Canyon Heights, North Vancouver, in 1956, where Pegi taught a private pre-school
for many year!
s. After two years of Canadian foreign service in Lusaka, Zambia, Reg and Pegi moved near
the waterfront in West Vancouver where they frequently walked the seawall. Pegi was an
active member of the West Vancouver Seniors Centre where she made beautiful ceramics and
painted in watercolours. Her charm, good humour and silvery laugh will be deeply missed by
all who knew her. A tea to celebrate her life will be held at the West Vancouver Seniors
Centre, 695 21st Avenue, at Marine Drive, West Vancouver, from 2 pm, Tuesday January 29.
Donations will be collected for a bench on the seawall in memory of Reg and Pegi.
ROSBACK _ Lillian passed away at age 78 on December 24, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital,
New Westminster, after a long and courageous battle with ill health. Predeceased by her
loving husband, Arthur and her daughter, Anetha. She will be deeply missed by her
daughter, Theressa (Laurence) and son-in-law, Robert Bork; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-
grandchildren; 4 sisters and a large extended family. Lillian was a very giving person who
will be missed greatly by friends and family alike. Memorial services will be held at
12:00 noon on Thursday, January 3, 2002 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
Reception to follow in the Forest Lawn tea room.
RUHL _ George, of Vancouver, B.C., passed away peacefully on December 22, 2001, in his
88th year. Predeceased by his wife, Christel and son, Larry. Loving father will be sadly
missed by his son, Ken; daughters, Darleen (Bill) Woods and Carol (David) Rempel; brother,
Ben; sister Rose; grandchildren, Mike (Zara) and Randy; great grandson, Rylee, many other
relatives and friends. Service of Remembrance Friday, January 4, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at
HAMILTON-HARRON Funeral Centre, 5390 Fraser Street, (at 38th Avenue) Vancouver, B.C. In
lieu of flowers donations to the Union Gospel Mission or the S.P.C.A. would be
appreciated. HAMILTON-HARRON FUNERAL CENTRE 325-7441
RUSAK _ Alexander, born September 12, 1922 in Keewatin, Ontario, passed away peacefully in
Vancouver General Hospital on December 25, 2001. He was 79 years of age. He is survived by
his wife of 49 years, Claudia (Leblanc), and sons David of Thunder Bay, Ontario and Robert
of Delta, B.C. He is also survived by his 2 grandchildren, Ashley and Myles of Thunder
Bay, Ontario and his brothers Frank and Casper of Kenora, sister Pearl Gamble of Thunder
Bay, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Mary and John Rusak,
sisters, Betty Zdep, Anne Hill, Pauline, Jean, Helen LaPointe, Rose and Mary. The funeral
will be at Kearney Funeral Chapel, 1096 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. on January 3, 2002
at 1:00 p.m. A viewing will precede the service. Immediately following the service there
will be a small reception. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Kidney
Foundation or the Heart and Stroke