Those who have gone...

We are so blessed to have lived long enough to have our hair turn gray, and to have our youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on our faces.  So many  never laughed enough and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.  

RICHARD BENNETT Dec 28, 1941 - Nov 16, 2003

Survived by hiis wife Jacquie, sons Dean & Aaron, brothers Roger, Ron & Raymond.  Donations to Alzheimer Society of BC

CRAIG K. NAYLOR    Jan 26, 1942 - April 13, 2015

 

Vancouver Sun April 17, 2015

With heavy hearts we say goodbye to Craig Naylor after a struggle with brain cancer.  Craig was admired by all for his friendship and warm smile.  In addition for his success in the field of dentistry, as a skier, golfer, boater and family man.   He will be sorely missed.

JOAN BLACK BENGOUGH

 

MARGOT L. COULTER  Cancer interfered with life

Nov 11, 2010.

BETTY SCARR  May 8, 1942 - August 31, 2013

Memorial - Sept 14, 2013 Saturday Riverside Banquet Hall, 14500 River Rd, Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers - Donation to the Lions Foundation of Canada  www.dogguides.com/donate

MIKE BOWES

SHARON MCCONACHIE BOLIVAR

SHARON FRAME HEINRICH

JOAN MAHON HENDERSON

SHARON HAMBLETON

HOWARD DAVE RAFFERTY

HEIDI HOHN

ILONA (NONI) SCHOLES MAIN

CYNTHIA HORLICK CHEIFETZ

After graduating from high school Cynthia married her summer-camp sweetheart Hillel (Hickey) Cheifetz. They both became pioneers and farmers in Israel. Cynthia taught all her neighbors how to speak English and was always the center of the party. Cynthia passed away at a young age of 50 due to complications of surgery. She had 3 boys, 2 of which live in Canada now, her eldest, Natan lives in Vancouver and her second, Oren, lives in Hamilton. Her youngest boy Alon and her husband still live in Israel. Cynthia never had the chance and joy of meeting her three grandsons.

 

DIANE ROSE SHAWCROSS KERR 

Died March 1st, 2006. Diana had battled against breast cancer.  Husband Tom, sons David, Scott, Adam, and Christopher and sister Pat will carry her special warmth in their hearts and minds forever and this love is shared with daughters-in-law Stephanie, Sharon and Kathy and grandchildren Paul, Aidan, Sean, Alexandra, Ryan, Colin, Christina and Samantha.  Diana enjoyed a rich professional career. This spanned a period in Carleton University library, the British Institute in East Africa, World Food Programme library in Rome, private secretary to the Hon. Otto Lang, manager of the Canadian Cattlemen's Ottawa office and government liaison in Ottawa for United Grain Growers and Agricore United.

HORST KOPPITZ

NANCYE TORRINGTON

NANCY LITTLE MCLELAN

AGNES TROMBITAS LEIB-D-CZY

WILLIAM EDWARD JACKSON (WILLY, BILL, TED)

BOBBI UMEMURA

PATRICIA A.H. SHARPE (PAT) MCBEATH

DIANE WOOLETTE BISGAARD

JOHN MARSHALL

John plays rugby, badminton and basketball, likes skin diving and working out at the "Y".  He plans to train in electronics and would like to travel around the world.

JOHN MARSHALL

passed peacefully away on Monday February 23rd 2009 as a result of cancer.  He leaves his wife Brenda, three daughters and one son and several foster children and friends too numerous to count behind.

MY DEAR FRIEND JOHN

They say that time heals all, Of that I'm not sure, In thinking back of other times I recall, The pain of loss in memory remains, The stain within mind endures, I'm not sure the thoughts that come to mind are a cure, But in them I also find a joy and goodness imbued, Of loving thoughts and memories to be pursued, Of times of love, smiles and laughter, Of times where together, we set out to change our world, Doubts that we changed a thing, But change in us, time claimed to bring, We've grown older, perhaps none wiser in being, But love in each other over time only grew in seeing, And now in parting I see that our love will live on and on, Even though on earth apart and gone, Within my heart I will always find you, My dear friend John.

Even with this giant hole I can see entering into my life, Within my mind, my heart and soul, It will not consume any part or whole, For what we had in each other does not die, It will live on in what we now see in each others eyes, A brotherhood of love that can never ever die,

My dear friend John

TM Severud,   January 27, 2009

BARBARA CARNOCHAN 

Born in Vancouver, October 28, 1942, passed away suddenly August 2, 2009.  Barb is survived by her friends and family, sister Pat Bolton (Michael) and nephews John and Joseph.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA. 

NERI P. GADD

JOHN (JACK) EDWARDS

EDWARDS, John William Charles "Jack" Aged 66, of Comox, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 2, 2008. Survived by his wife Adele, his mother Peggy an many nieces and nephews. Jack was with BC Tel for 28 years. He enjoyed fly fishing, fly tying, golf an the outdoors.  An easygoing, fun-loving very loyal friend.  Donations to the Alzheimers Society.

 

RICHARD DICKENS

ALICE GAIL HOOLEY STEWART

OCT 14 1942 - MAY 13, 2011

Gail passed away peacefully with husband AIlen by her side. Her suffering and pain are now over after dealing with medical complications for a number of years.  Gail was born in Revelstoke, BC. The family moved to Vancouver during her early teen years. Gail met and married the love of her life, AI, in 1967, then moved to Victoria where AI was serving in the Royal Canadian Navy. Gail chose a career as a laboratory technologist, working in haematology at the Royal Jubilee Hospital from 1967 until retiring in 1999.

GARY E. PROWSE

Born in Vancouver, BC on September 20, 1942 and passed away peacefully on August 5, 2009 at RCH. He is survived by his loving wife Marion, daughter Sharon (Gordon) and son John (Patricia), grandchildren Sarah, Christopher, Caitlin and Emily, mother Winnifred and brothers John, Richard and sister Debra. Marion wishes to thank Dr. Wittman, Dr. Starco and many other Drs. and Nurses at RCH for their outstanding care. Celebration of life at Pioneer Park on August 13, 2 - 4pm, 27111 Zero Avenue, Aldergrove. Contribution to the Diabetes Foundation in lieu of flowers.

MIKE D. POWLEY  21 NOV 1941 - 22 AUG 2012 

Born and raised in Vancouver, Mike lived life to the fullest. A man who wore many hats, he was well liked by all who knew him. Mike died peacefully at the Peach Arch Hospice with family by his side. He was predeceased by his Parents David Alexander (W/O II, RCAF, KIA) and Mary (Molly). Mike is survived by his loving wife Rosemarie (nee Mulligan), daughter Marianne, son David (wife Renee), and his three grandchildren, Samuel, Regan, and Alexander. No memorial service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White Rock/South Surrey Hospice Society in memory of Mike Powley attn. Residence Fund 15510 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC V4B 2R3. (Vancouver Sun, 25 August 2012, p. E15)

NEIL CLARKE

Sept 18, 1942 - April 29, 2010

Neil enjoyed working many years at Vancouver International Airport where he was instrumental in acquiring the much photographed "Spirt of Haida Gwai" sculpture.  Some of his favourite past times included travelling, driving, crosswords, the Canucks and golfing. Neil is survived by his son Neil, daughter Cheryl and his sister Marnie. Neil died at UBC Hospital after a lengthy illness.

ROBERT (BOB) C. STONE 

On December 8, 2011, Robert Cecil Stone passed away peacefully in his sleep after battling cancer.  He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Lynne, brother, sister, three children, three grandchildren as well as many other family members, friends, and acquaintances.   (Vancouver Sun, 24 Dec. 2011)           

Remembered by fellow kitsies as an athlete living near Peters Ice Cream, the Hollywood Theatre and working at SuperValue on W.Broadway.

JANET KUMMER ALVAREZ

Died September, 2011 

ROSALYNN KEMP PAWER

April 1942 - Sept 28, 2010 after a brief illness.

She graduated from Kitsilano High School and began work as a legal secretary. She married Ben Pawer in 1961 and moved to Richmond. She was always an active part in her three children and six grandchildren's lives. Donations can be made to the BC Cancer Agency.

 

WAYNE KENNETT

KENNETT, Wayne Wayne Kennett, devoted family man, father, grandpa, brother, son, husband, partner, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, and neighbour. We honour him for his thoughtful, intelligent, positive, playful, gracious and athletic nature - A true gentleman! To honour his courageous battle with cancer, donations are being accepted here: donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/WayneKennett At Wayne's request, instead of a formal memorial, celebrate his memory and life by doing something that you enjoyed together. We leave you with three phrases that we were so lucky to be raised by: "Don't sweat the small stuff, 'You can do anything you put your mind to', and the three magic words, 'I Love You". With our gratitude for all your prayers, love, care, and support.

 

LEE DOBBS

DOBBS,  H. Lee. May 31, 1942 - January 2, 2006. Survived by his wife of 41 years, Joy, his 3 daughters, Mindy (Collin), Martie (Jeff), Tara (Ken), and seven grandchildren. Lee will be loved and remembered by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Published in the Vancouver Sun and The Province from 1/11/2006 - 1/15/2006.

 

ROBIN TUPPER

Robin "Tup" Tupper (December 27, 1941 - December 06, 2015)

Passed away Dec 6, 2015 at age 73. Survived by his wife Christine & just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, daughter Sandra (Nick), son Michael (Brooke), grandchildren Nicholas, Stefan, Sophie & Ava. He worked at Finning Tractor for 42yrs he was a pioneer with many solutions, it was "Tups way or the highway!" 

They built their dream home and retired at Green Lake where they enjoyed many years with great people.

 

 

PETER GARNETT

Passed away January 11, 2016.

Please ... if you have any information on Peter, please email us at kits60info@gmail.com

 

    

RICHARD B. CARTIER

Richard Cartier (June 28, 1940 - July 16, 2016)

Richard passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 12, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lourdes; children Felicia, William and Michelle (Bradley); grandchildren Isaiah, Kaden and Greyson. He will be remembered for his love of films and literature, animated storytelling, generous heart and unconditional love for his family.

Remembered fondly by Lance Jefferson: "I was quite chummy with Richard at General Gordon from Grades 3 to 6. We had a plan to paddle across Canada in a canoe. I guess that it was our history classes and his French-Canadian origins that inspired us. We never did do this but when we visit my brother-in-law in the Eastern Townships of Quebec he and I go out for a morning canoe paddle on Lake Lovering."

 

 

MICHAEL SPITTLEHOUSE PARKER

Sadly, Mike passed away suddenly April 2, 2017.

Michael is survived by his adored wife Gillian and daughter Natalie, sister Lynne, niece Megan and mother Marionne. 

His lifelong friend, Ted Severud, sent a note, "This is very sad news as Michael was a lifetime close friend and I will miss him."

 

Geraldine (Gerri) Agnes Easton

(formerly Duncan) (nee Vickers)

12 September 1941 2 July 2017

Gerri passed away suddenly at 8:25pm on Sunday, 2nd July 2017, in Langley, BC. Survived by her loving children Garth and Leanne (husband Mark), grandchildren Nickolas, Shawn, Maegan and Natasha. She lovingly spent precious time with her children and grandchildren, sang in the choir, volunteered locally and spent quality time with her friends. Gerri adored her brother Butch and sister Carol and felt blessed to have such amazing and close friends. She was so very proud of her grandchildren and children and will forever smile down upon them. Gerri leaves behind her husband Doug. If you would like to reach her family, please email leanneduncan@mac.com. Mom - always on our minds, forever in our hearts.