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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Coquitlam - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Burquitlam Funeral Home - 3

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Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2009, at 9:38 p.m.

Laurie Dawn Mae Peters
1961 - 2006
PETERS - Laurie Dawn Mae November 27, 1961 - March 27, 2006 Laurie Peters (nee Yantz) was born November 27, 1961 at the General Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. She lived in Calgary until age 16, when she moved to Kamloops, B.C. At age 18, she moved further west to the Vancouver area making it her home. Laurie then began her career with the TD Bank and remained in their employ thereafter. In 1989, she met the love of her life, Harry Peters. They married in 1995 and resided in Burnaby, along with Angel the cat. Laurie had a zest for life. She loved her husband, her family, her friends, and country music. Her passion for nature, animals and especially Orcas was evident in her spirit. She and Harry shared many happy memories at their cabin in Sechelt and enjoyed sharing this special part of their life with family and friends where there was always good food and good company. Laurie was a loving wife to her husband Harry, a gracious daughter to Pat Weisse (Bill Clark) and Don (Sue) Yantz; a spirited sister to Wendy (Brent) Wildeman; Wade (Solantra) Yantz, Tim Willock (Karen Nelson) and Tammy (Jack) Roenspiess. She adored her nieces and nephews: Ryan, Michael, Ashley, Katie, Josh, Taylor and Brooke. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her many friends and co-workers. It's difficult to separate 'family' from 'friend' when remembering how Laurie treated others - she made us all feel special and royal. Laurie was especially fond of homeless pets. Those who desire are encouraged to contribute to the S.P.C.A. in her memory. Family and friends are invited to remember and help celebrate Laurie's life and spirit by meeting at the East side of Deer Lake Park (Sperling Ave. entrance), Burnaby on Saturday, April 1st, at 11:00 A.M. Light lunch to follow at the Coquitlam Inn, 319 North Road, Coquitlam.

Teresa Joanna Karbowiak
1930 - 2006
Rest in peace.

Jean Elizabeth Gardner
1916 - 2006
GARDNER, Jean Elizabeth. May 25, 1916—March 30, 2006, passed away peacefully in her 90th year. Predeceased by husband Eldon and brother Bruce McDonald. Lovingly remembered by children Judy (Bob), Norm, and Heather; grandchildren Heidi (Peter), Tricia, Stephan, and Nikki; and great-grandchildren Keegan and Kade. Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 am, Friday, April 7, 2006 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. A private family Graveside will be held at Fraser Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at Arbourside and Shirley Dean Hospice for their loving care of our mother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shirley Dean Hospice, the BC Cancer Foundation, or to the charity of your choice.

Sam Nick Striloff
1920 - 2006
Rest in peace.

Ronald Fred Stonehouse
1950 - 2006
STONEHOUSE - Ronald (Haywood Securities Broker) passed away on March 31, 2006. Loving and missing him are his wife Giselle, sons Van and Eric, brother Jim and sister Lynne (Louis) Ferrari and their children Patricia and Tom. Also survived by mother-in-law Anna Holte, brothers and sisters-in-law Loen (Carole), Daryl (Laurel), Calvin (Rita), Sheryl (Doug) Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Burnaby palliative care unit. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 from Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Robert Don Hutchison
1928 - 2006
Rest in peace.

Ernest Douglas Abrams
1925 - 2006
ABRAMS - Ernest Douglas passed away peacefully March 31, 2006 at the Royal Columbian Hospital, the scene of his birth on October 12, 1925. He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years Geraldine; his loving children Gerald, Joe, Maryann and Sam; his brother Lloyd; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Rd, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society, PO Box 37, Priddis, AB, T0L 1W0.

John Hill Wark
1921 - 2006
Rest in peace.

Smithers, Kenneth Wayne
1/14/1947 - 5/8/2006
Rest in peace.

Aurore Marie Bedard
1918 - 2003
BEDARD, Aurore M. passed away peacefully September 26, 2003 at 85 years of age. Predeceased by husband Armand in 1982; son Michael in 2001; also 11 brothers and 1 sister. Lovingly remembered by sons Raymond (Eileen) and Robert; grandsons Darren (Jolene) and Danny; great-granddaughter Madelaine; 1 sister Lucille Faucher in Quebec; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, October 1st, at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, 828 Laval Square, Coquitlam, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 2nd at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arthritis Society of BC would be greatly appreciated.

Lorraine Rose Felker
1931 - 2003
FELKER, Lorraine Rose (NEE Smith) passed away on September 27, 2003 at 72 years of age. Predeceased by her brother Edwin. Loving and missing him are daughters Audrey and Dorothy; sons Larry and Allan; grandsons Vincent and Blaine; her sister Dianne and husband Philip Harry; and her first cousin Father Dunstan Massey OSB. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 18, 2003 from Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.

Inger Johanne Finlayson
1924 - 2003
FINLAYSON– Inger Johanne (nee Solheim) of Coquitlam, BC born February 21, 1924 passed away on Sunday September 14, 2003 at Eagle Ridge Hospital after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by her mother Belle Matson in November 1980. Inger is survived by her husband of 62 years Gordon: two children, son Al and daughter Cindy (Ron); 4 grandchildren, Rick, Randy, Lisa and Jason; 2 sisters Nora Catalano (Joe) and Kari Baillargeon of Trail, BC and brother Walter (Mavis) of Burnaby, BC. Also numerous nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors. No service by request. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks to the staff of Eagle Ridge Hospital and the Homemakers for their wonderful care giving and support.
Mom we miss you!

Leonard Malcolm Sordahl
1922 - 2003
SORDAHL, Leonard Malcolm passed away on September 28, 2003 at the age of 81. Loving and missing him are his two sons Rik (Georgina) and Dan (Carmen); sister Lyla; brother Norval; grandsons Aaron and Evan; step granddaughter Stephanie; as well as many other relatives and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, October 3, 2003 from Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated.

Alfred Ambrose Foley
1942 - 2003
FOLEY, Alfred Ambrose passed away on Sept. 29, 2003 at the age of 61 and was surrounded by his family and friends. Al leaves behind his loving wife Barbara; son Christopher (Patricia); daughter Kimberly; grandson Caleb (his pride and joy); one sister; three brothers; and many nieces and nephews. We will miss him forever and cherish the memories he left behind. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 4, 2003 from Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Crossroads Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated.

George Graham Hudson
1927 - 2003
HUDSON, George Graham passed away on October 5, 2003 at Royal Columbian Hospital at 76 years of age. Loving and missing him are his dear wife Arden, father to Catherine (Peter), Corinne (Mark), and Carrie; dear grandpa to Taryn and Emily; brother to seven sisters, survived by four - Evelyn, Hazel, Toody, and Lorna; many nieces and nephews; and a wide circle of friends. 35 years with Sears and 40 years at the Vancouver Golf Club. George and his family spent over 40 years at his beloved Bridge Lake Summer Residence, hunting, fishing, and entertaining many friends and family. A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Michael Poletta for the caring and compassionate way in which he eased the burden of those last difficult weeks for George and his family. Commemoration for relatives and friends to celebrate George’s wonderful sense of humor, wit, and light hearted spirit will be held from 2—5 pm on Saturday, October 18th at the Vancouver Golf Club. As George would like it, this is a “no black clothing” affair! Cremation has taken place. Respecting his wishes for no service, his ashes will be scattered on the lake. “Please release me, let me go.” P.S. - “It doesn’t matter who my father is. It matters who I remember he was.”

George Roland Hennessey
1927 - 2003
Hennessey—George Roland (Rollie). Rollie was born in Charlottetown, PEI on April 25, 1927, and passed away in Coquitlam, BC on Monday, October 6, 2003 at the age of 76. Rollie will be lovingly remembered by Marguerite, his wife of 45 years, his three children Michčle, Kevin (SueAnne) and Chris (Lynn), and his three grandchildren Jamie, Sydney and Joseph. He will be greatly missed by family and wonderful friends who shared his life and the joy he created with his great sense of humor, warmth and fatherly presence. For 45 years, Rollie worked tirelessly in the field of Social work, touching and helping people and communities from coast to coast. During retirement Rollie continued his passion for public service and volunteered his time and energy with the BC Seniors Foundation, Dogwood Senior’s Centre, Provincial Liberal Party, social community agencies and St Clare’s parish. Thank you for your unselfish love Dad. A memorial service will take place on October 14, at 10:30am at All Saints Roman Catholic Parish at 821 Fairfax, Coquitlam B.C. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the BC Lung Association or Arthritis Society of B.C.

Martin Stephen Gergely
1914 - 2003
GERGELY- Martin S. died October 5, 2003 peacefully in his 89th year at Crossroads Hospice, Port Moody. Predeceased by his loving wife Celina and survived by his loving children Roni, Martin Jr., Judy, Eugene, Michael, Anita, and Vincent; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 9, 2003 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to Crossroads Hospice Society, 927 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, V3K 1C8.

Margaret Elizabeth Glendinning
1926 - 2003
Glendinning, Margaret Elizabeth—Passed away on October 10, 2003 at 77 years of age. Predeceased by husband Stewart in October, 1993. Loving and missing her is her only daughter Glenna (Jerry) Choma; much loved grandchildren, Kari (Steve) Arthur, Craig Edmunson, Kristina (Christopher) Anderson, Josef (Kim) Choma; great grandchildren, Spencer, Kaitlyn, Gradin and Juliann; sisters, a brother, and many nieces and nephews. At Margaret’s request, there will be no service. In Lieu of flowers, donations to Osteoporosis Society or B.C. Fibromyalgia Society.

Robert William 'Bert' Barclay
1910 - 2003
Barclay, Robert William ( Bert )
Born Mar. 3, 1910, passed away peacefully, after a short battle with cancer, Oct. 12, 2003. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Ella, his brothers Merrill and Harry, sisters Jean and Hazel. Lovingly remembered by his daughter Anne ( Barry ), son Allan ( Lina ) and grandchildren Mike, Scott ( Karen ), Korleen ( Diego ), Lara and Kevin, great grandchildren Mateo and Katelyn, sisters in law Lenore and Florence nieces (Lyn, Lee, Kathy, Elizabeth, Leslie ), nephews ( John, Bill, Jim, Barry, Paul ) and extended family ( Chris, Margot, Christie, Elyse ) and many friends.
A true Canadian born of Canadian born parents he was proud of his heritage. He grew up in the heart of Vancouver, started his 40 year career in the drug business at Granville and Hastings with Vancouver Drug, later working for Cunningham Drugs and retiring from Shoppers Drug. He married Ella in 1938 and shared a wonderful life with her square dancing, ball room dancing, golfing, bowling, traveling, and reluctantly playing Bridge. Always a team player from school he joined many groups including Church, Odd Fellows Lodge, Burnaby Mountains Seniors Golf Club, BC Pharmaceutical Assoc. From his passion for Education ( UBC Grad 1999 ), sense of responsibility, and his CAN DO attitude came his spirit He loved life and actively participated in everything he wanted to. His positive attitude, his honesty and integrity were cornerstones in his life. He saw the best qualities in all he met. He shared so many lessons in how to live with his family. We’ll try to follow his advice and example. Memorial service Sat. Oct. 18 at 10:00 am at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam. Donations in his name maybe made to the B.C. Cancer Agency.

Ruth Ann Tucker
1939 - 2003
TUCKER, Ruth Ann (nee Leeson) born in Ottawa, March 13, 1939, passed away suddenly at home in Coquitlam, BC on October 13, 2003. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband Arthur “Art”; children Steven, Karen (Brian), and Nancy; brother Richard (Alice), their children and grandchildren; father Sydney and her grandchildren Ashton, Kody, Tiberias and Sequoia. Ruth was predeceased by her mother Mildred. Service will be held on Friday, October 17, 2003 at 3 pm, at St. Albans Church, 7717~ 19th Avenue, Burnaby BC. Rev. Craig Tanksley officiating. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Thomas Omri Ley
1919 - 2003
LEY, Thomas Omri was born in south Wales in the small mining village of Birchgrove. He embodied the spirit of Wales in his love of language, music, and rugby. He spoke mostly Welsh until going, in his teens, to Whitney, England to apprentice with a bookkeeping firm. Though he had a love for and facility with numbers, he returned to Wales after several years to join the Swansea borough Police. He remained there, through the Second World War bombing of Swansea port, until joining the RAF later in the war. His RAF training took him to Calgary where he met his future wife, Evelyn (nee Noble) in Calgary. After the war, he returned to the Swansea Police, emigrating in 1947 to Calgary where he married. He worked for Imperial Oil in Calgary until 1952 when he was transferred to Ioco. He and Evelyn, and their only child Gareth, moved to New Westminster, where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1954 Tom left Imperial Oil to work as an agent for the Prudential Assurance Company, where he remained, as a CLU, until closing his agency over 40 years later. He enjoyed his work building a clientele that often extended to the children and even grandchildren of his clients, and often helped them with issues beyond their insurance needs. He was involved with the local CLU Chapter, as well as with the Kinsmen and United Way. As a young man Tom played rugby both in Wales and in Vancouver. He was witty and had a whimsical sense of humor. In his final years, Tom suffered the effects of Alzheimer’s, but kept his innate courtesy to the end. A very warm thank you to the first floor staff at Royal City Manor for making his life so comfortable and pleasant for 4 1/2 years. Predeceased by his wife, Evelyn in 1998 he is survived by his brother Eifion and sisters Ray and Betty (Dave) and their families in Wales and son, Gareth Llewellyn, in Vancouver. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Royal City Manor, 77 Jamieson St., New Westminster, on Tuesday Oct. 28th, 2003 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Alzheimer society.

William 'Bill' McIntosh
1934 - 2003
McIntosh, William “Bill”
Born in Montreal, Quebec March 16, 1934. Passed away October 20, 2003 in his 69th year, with his wife and son by his side. He was a kind, gentle, and generous man. He leaves to mourn his wife Violet of 46 years; son Bill (Cyndi); three grandsons: Robert, Graham, and Andrew, sister-in-law Marion; one sister and two brothers. Special thanks to the Doctor’s, nurses and staff at the Sub Acute Care Unit, 3rd floor East at Queens Park Care Center. No Service By Request Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Ananda 'Helen' Toby
1931 - 2003
TOBY, Helen Amanda passed away on October 17th, 2003 at the age of 72. Predeceased by brother Lionel and sister Theresa. Loving and missing her are husband Donald; children Kerry (Rina), Jill (Brian), Donna (Al), David (Lisa); grandchildren Ryan, Danika, Blair, Kara, Josh, Nicole, Melissa, Chelsea, and Brandon; sister Elise and brother Maurice; as well as many other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 at 11:00 am from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 315 Walker Street, Coquitlam. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

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