GREGORY: BARBARA of OAKVILLE ONTARIO Formerly of SARNIA

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Annie Barbara Gregory March 31 1926- August 22 2017
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> Peacefully passed away on Wednesday August 22 2017 surrounded by family at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital in Oakville.
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> Originally born in Nottingham England, Barbara was raised during the war. While serving in the army she met the love of her life and husband; Michael Gregory. In 1951, they immigrated to Canada with their daughter Lin and choose to live in Sarnia.
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> Barbara was a successful business woman and operated her own hair salons for many years. Always the one to be social, Barbara loved hosting parties and having friends to her home. Together with her husband, Barbara had a passion for traveling and was fortunate to see many beautiful places- her favourite being Hawaii.
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> Know for her British wit and sense of humour, she always had funny stories to tell. As an astute reader she was knowledgable about many topics and would always win top prize at scrabble and jeopardy.
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> Barbara had a deep love of painting which is continued for many years until her death.
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> Affectionally known as “Grandma Barbie” she is survived by her only daughter Lin Watts (Gregory) of Austin Texas and her 6 grandchildren, Jason and Michela of Toronto, Samantha, Alexa, Vanessa and Saraphina of Austin Texas. Blessed to be a Great Grandmother to Wesley, Isabella, Madeleine, Natalie, Joshua, and the twins Kye and Kendyl
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> The family has chosen to have a private celebration of her life.
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Filed Under: Sarnia

JURKOVIC: Kruno of Surrey Formerly of Yugoslavia

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Kruno passed away peacefully in his home on August 10th, 2017, after struggling with various ailments for several years. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, 3 children, and 3 grandchildren. As a master tradesperson, he took great pride in his work. He had a very fulfilling life and was very much a family man. He will be missed dearly by his loved ones, and will never be forgotten. His wonderful stories about coming to Canada, and about life in general will always be remembered. We love you. We miss you. Rest in peace.

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LAMONTAGNE: Gérald (Jerry) of Montréal

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous annonçons la mort prématurée de notre père, Gérald Lamontagne. Il laisse derrière lui son épouse Gaétane, son fils Patrick, sa fille Mélanie et sa sœur Lorraine.
Un service funéraire aura lieu pour lui le 3 Septembre de 1:00 à 4:00 pm au Salon Funéraire Rideau, Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Famille, amis et sympathisants sont invités à se joindre à nous et à prier pour son âme, puis à se rassembler dans la salle du salon afin de partager de bons souvenirs de notre chère papa.

Gérald (Jerry) Lamontagne, peacefully passed away on Monday, July 24. He is survived by wife Gaétane, his son Patrick, daughter Mélanie and sister Lorraine. Funeral services will be performed at the Rideau Funeral Home (Dollars-des-Ormeaux) on Sunday, September 3, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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Filed Under: Montreal, Quebec, Quebec City

MALYK: Elsie "Lucille" of Saskatoon Formerly of Glaslyn,Warman,Edmonton,Victoria

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Lucille Malyk, 78, of Saskatoon, died after a brief illness on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at St Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. with her family by her side. She was born Elsie Lucille Malyk on November 2, 1948 in Glaslyn, SK, to Glen and Doris Perry. She married Don Malyk in 1954 and together they had 2 sons.
Surviving are her son Ron (Patty) Malyk of Prince George, BC, granddaughters Sara (Greg) Dowling of Calgary and Jenny Malyk (Tyler Johnson) and one great grandson Nolan Dowling and also 3 nieces – Sandy (Blaine) Cisna, Laurie (Bryan) Grimson and Jenny Crawford and 2 nephews Lloyd Crawford and Mike (Marg) Crawford.
Lucille’s father and mother, her eldest son Glen, husband Don and more recently her sister and brother-in-law (Doreen and Gerry Crawford) preceded her in death.
Lucille led a varied and interesting life. She was raised and schooled in Glaslyn then found herself married with 2 boys before the age of 20. Those early years were extremely modest, as she raised her two sons on a small farm with a wood stove and no running water or even indoor plumbing. Eventually they sold the small farm and purchased a chicken farm north of Saskatoon which they ran for several years before moving to a new house in Saskatoon. In 1983 Don passed suddenly and tragically leaving Lucille a widow.
She loved outings with Gerry and Doreen whether it be a dinner theater, a day of yard sales or a trip to A & W. More recently she enjoyed card games, shopping and going out with family in Saskatoon. She enjoyed weekend breakfasts with long time friend Sarah Unruh and visiting with her neighbor Florence Malone as well as her many other friends at King George Place.
There will be a come and go Celebration of life at King Edward Place
530 25st East Saskatoon 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday September 3, 2017. There will be no funeral at Lucille’s request.

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Filed Under: Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

BROADBENT: Terrence of Chilliwack Formerly of Lillooet, Peachland and Keremeos

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Terrence (Terry) Broadbent
March 7, 1939 – August 24, 2017

Terrence (Terry) Broadbent passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 24, 2017 at the age of 78. He leaves behind his adult children Tracy, Barron, Celina, Dustin (Chandra), Taryn (Erin) and Arik (Charis) and his surviving family includes his sister Marjorie Brett, grandchildren (Harmony, Dylan, Tyler, Tiffany, Asher, Kiana, Cecilia, Adelayde and Carson) and great grandchildren (Isabella, Parker and Reese).

Terrence was born in Fraser Lake and grew up in Sardis. He prided himself on a strong work ethic and was a life long entrepreneur in the logging and automotive industries throughout British Columbia. He will be remembered for his sense of humour and longing for adventure. He enjoyed spending time with family, fast cars and motorcycles, the outdoors, reading Louis L’Amour and, later in life, visiting Mexico.

A celebration of life for Terrence will be held at Cultus Lake Memorial Church (74 Fir Street, Cultus Lake) on Saturday, August 26th 2017 at 2:30 pm.

The family would like to thank the staff at Eden Care Centre for their compassionate care during his final years.

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Filed Under: Vancouver

MACQUEEN: Ian of Barrie

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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MacQueen, Ian (February 23, 1947- September 2, 2017)
Beloved spouse of Deborah dePass. Ian is survived by his brother Colin (Joanne) and nephew Craig. He will be sadly missed by his many friends. Pre-deceased by Stasia and Arthur MacQueen. Ian loved his sports most notably cross country skiing and triathlon. Ian passed away doing what he loved best. Ian was a wonderful, warm and funny person and will be deeply missed by all. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice in Ian’s memory would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca

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Filed Under: Barrie, Orillia, Toronto

FRANKE: Helena Gertrud of Ottawa

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Franke, Helena Gertrud (née Bendig) 89, of Ottawa Ontario, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2017. Helena was born in East Prussia (Ostpreußen) on June 4 1928.
Helena is survived by her son Norbert Georg Franke. Her husband Karl Heinz Franke (1967), her son’s Eric Kurt Franke (1998) and Mark Gregory Franke(2014) precede her in death.She is survived by her sisters Ruth Kavanaugh, Hannelore Parsons, Irmgard Habner and Eva Zahn.She (Tante Leni, Oma) is survived by her many nieces and nephews and her grandson Amos by Eric Kurt Franke/Sonya Franke.
Helena, from her childhood years in pre-WW2 Germany, through her teen years in war torn Europe and her emigration as a young adult from post-WW2 West Germany to Canada, has been a life of hardship, loss, joy, happiness, tragedy and debilitation due to Alzheimer’s in her latter years of life. Throughout her life, her dedication to, and love for family is that which defined her foremost and it is these attributes which gave her strength and fortitude to overcome these hurdles and to continue on.
In spite of losing her husband and two sons, she endured. After the untimely loss of her husband she was tasked with raising her three sons and did so without looking back. Her love for her sons was unwavering and steadfast and a true testament to what motherhood means. In good times and hard times raising her sons, she was a safe harbor from the storm.
Whether it was endeavoring to re-unite her parents, sisters and brother after the war or living her belief that the most important facet of life is family, she believed and lived her life to these truths. She helped wherever help was needed and would do so without hesitation.
God bless her soul and may she find peace in His house of many mansions.
The funeral service is scheduled for Monday August 28 2017.
 Visitation/Service will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church, 1061 Pinecrest Rd. Ottawa, ON from 10:30 hrs.
 Burial to follow at: Capital Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Societe Alzheimer Society , which can be found online at http://alzheimerottawa.ca

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Filed Under: Ottawa

LAMARCHE: Leo Joseph of Atikokan, Ontario Formerly of Sarnia, Ontario

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Leo Joseph Lamarche at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital on July 28, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Timmins Ontario on August 18, 1939.
Survived by his wife, Judy, of 55 years, four children, 8 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter.
Brother of Reg (Dee) Lamarche, Monique Zink, Irene (Gord) Gravel & Diane Langlois.
He was predeceased by parents, Edmond and Marie, brother Gerald (Jerry), brother-in-law Bill Zink.
Leo started his teaching Career in Sarnia, Ontario in 1960.
He moved his family to Atikokan, Ontario in 1968 and Retired in 1994.
He will be missed by friends from both cities, Sarnia and Atikokan.
A Memorial will be held at a later Date, at the request of the immediate family

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Filed Under: Sarnia

BATTOCHIO: Suzanne Marie Antoinette of Edmonton Formerly of Oakville, Timmins

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Battochio, Suzanne Marie Antoinette

Suzanne Battochio (nee Labrecque) – November 13th, 1933 – August 18th, 2017,
passed away in Leduc Hospital, AB on Friday August 18th, 2017 at the age of 83, with family by her side. Survived by her beloved husband Santo, and their sons Walter, Raymond (Lori) and Christopher (Angie). Dear grandmother to Bryan (Samantha), Christopher, Gregory, Matthew, Michael, Peter, Robert and Daniela. Loving sister to John (Betty) Labrecque. Loving sister-in law to Luigi (Cecile) Battochio and Walter (Linda) Battochio. Predeceased by father Albert Labrecque, mother Virginia (nee Giroux), step-father Dominic Pacione and brother Ray (Jackie) Labrecque. Suzanne will be sadly missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, August 25th, 2017 from 7:30 – 9:00pm at Serenity Funeral Service – 5311 – 91 St. Edmonton for family and friends (587-410-1072). If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leduc County Hospital (LCH) – CT Scanner Campaign through the Black Gold Health Foundation at www.canadahelps.org. Donations are greatly appreciated because Suzanne received exemplary care at LCH.

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Filed Under: Edmonton, Timmins, Toronto

ALDERSON: Michelle of Toronto

Posted by on September 6, 2017

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Michelle passed Friday Sept 1st with family by her side. She was greatly involved with the local Jewish community and will be greatly missed by friends and family. Please respect the families wishes in this time and give them space while they process everything. Thank you

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Filed Under: Toronto

FRANKE: Helena Gertrud of Ottawa

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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Helena, from her childhood years in pre-WW2 Germany, through her teen years in war torn Europe and her emigration as a young adult from post-WW2 West Germany to Canada, has been a life of hardship, loss, joy, happiness, tragedy and debilitation due to Alzheimer’s in her latter years of life. Throughout her life, her dedication to, and love for family is that which defined her foremost and it is these attributes which gave her strength and fortitude to overcome these hurdles and to continue on.

In spite of losing her husband and two sons, she endured. After the untimely loss of her husband she was tasked with raising her three sons and did so without looking back. Her love for her sons was unwavering and steadfast and a true testament to what motherhood means. In good times and hard times raising her sons, she was a safe harbor from the storm.

Whether it was endeavoring to re-unite her parents, sisters and brother after the war or living her belief that the most important facet of life is family, she believed and lived her life to these truths. She helped wherever help was needed and would do so without hesitation.

God bless her soul and may she find piece in his house of many mansions.

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Filed Under: Ottawa

LINDROOS: Pertti Olavi (Bert) of Kitimat Formerly of Quesnel.BC,Sudbury ON

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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With great sadness we say good bye to Pertti Olavi Lindroos (BERT) passed away july3 2017 from a hard battle of cancer.

Born in Finland march 28.1948 came to Canada in 1951
predeceased by his son Danny ,and mother and father
Sadly missed by loving daughter Diane and son David(Rebekah) Kazzandra Markus
His sisters Mirja and Helena and their families
His partner in life of 31 years Gail Neale and extended family Mandy (Jeremy, Darrel, Chelsea and Josh) Sally(Butch)Tawny and Michelle(Martin)Kyle (amylee) and Zack
He will be sadly missed by all. No service was held as per his request
Will have a Celebration of Life at a later date

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DICKINSON: Duane Carson of Comox, BC

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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Duane (Dick) Carson Dickinson, 89, of Comox, BC, passed away on 1 May 2017 after a hard-fought battle with ALS.
Duane was born in Hartland, NB on 20 Sept 1927, the son of Frank Leroy Dickinson and Gladys Lillian Letson. Duane was a graduate of Hartland High School and of the Carlton County Vocational School in Woodstock, NB.
Duane married Sylvia (Betty) Elizabeth Stoneman on 16 Aug 1947 in Portage la Prairie, MB.
Captain Dickinson had a full career as a Canadian Armed Forces officer serving in the Air Force (commissioned from the ranks). Duane was one of the early Unix programmers that actually programmed defence systems for NORAD. He served in radar stations and NORAD bases across Canada and in the US until retirement and moving to Comox in 1978. He then served as a civilian member of the RCMP until his second retirement in 1993. He was a proud member of the Canadian Legion for more than 50 years.
He grew up on a large farm in Carleton County NB during the Great Depression, which taught him hard work, innovation and dedication. Make the most out of what you have. His technical understanding allowed him to build computers from components and become one of the most prolific 80-year-old family support techs around. Duane also enjoyed rock hounding, fishing, golfing (his hole-in-one was a highlight moment) and had a true passion for genealogy. He comes from a long line of United Empire Loyalists and traces back to passengers on the Mayflower.
Duane is survived by his spouse, Sylvia (Betty), his brother Robert (Bob) Dickinson, his sister-in-law Lilian Warke, his 4 children and their spouses: Janet (Ian) Hunter, Greg (Abbey) Dickinson, Karen (Ted) Benson, Gary (Dani) Dickinson, 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and innumerable caring nieces and nephews, plus countless friends and acquaintances. He will be sorely missed and long remembered.
Duane is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Gladys and 10 siblings, Buster, Clarence, Wendell, Dorothy, Patricia, Douglas, Peter, Austin, Myrna, and Stephen.
As per Duane’s request, there will be no funeral service or wake.
The whole family wishes to thank Veterans Affairs Canada, Island Health, Red Cross, Comox Fire Department First Alert, B.C. Ambulance crews and St. Joseph’s Hospital staff, family and friends, for their compassion and assistance during this trying time. Please join us in remembering Duane by visiting our memorial at the Piercy Mt. Washington Funeral Home site.

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BLANCHARD (Plante): Gail Janet of Russell, Ontario

Posted by on August 23, 2017

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On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Gail Janet Blanchard (Plante) of Russell in her 74th year after a brave battle with cancer. Beloved wife of the late Robert Blanchard and common-law partner of the late Robert Blanchette. Dear mother of Robert (Karen) of Eugene, Oregon, Connie (Rick Nielsen) of Russell, and Steven (Victoria) of Lancaster. Loved by her grandchildren Amanda, Brittany, Kylie, Andrew, Matthew, Nathaniel, Alysha and Stephan and her great-grandchildren Abigail, Julien, Mileigh-Marie and Tanner. Sister of the late Beverly Lafond.

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Filed Under: Cornwall, Granby, Ottawa

DAY: Gwendolyn of Mill Bay

Posted by on August 19, 2017

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Gwendolyn Florence Day,(née Gilbert) was born June 7, 1927, in Marbleton, Quebec, to Bertram and Florence Gilbert.Her father,Bertram, was a POW for four years during World War II in Japan.He died in 1946, shortly after returning to Canada.Gwen worked tirelessly throughout her life supporting the Hong Kong Veteran Commerative Association.Gwen described her mother as a ‘noble woman’ raising four children,Gwen, Bruce,Dawn and Beverley, and a stepdaughter,Joan Cook.Thanks to an IODE scholarship, Gwen was one of the first women in her village to attend university,(BIshop’s) specializing in French.She was in high demand in later years as a substitute teacher. She was married to Stockwell Day Sr.for 56 years, raising six children together: Deborah, Stockwell,Nick,Abigail, Rebecca and Matthew.A wide range of successful business and professional pursuits allowed Gwen and Stockwell to experience life in Atlantic Canada,Québec,Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Enjoying wonderful family-centred years owning the Overlander Lodge at Jasper East,near Hinton,Alberta, was there last venture before retiring in British Columbia.Gwen’s passion for volunteering led her to support many nonprofit organizations such as the Red Cross,YMCA, her local church and CESO projects in Hungary and Czechoslavkia.
In Her Own Words: ” At the age of 90 I will record a bit of what I did in these past years… Nothing spectacular… My six children from my very happy 56-year-old marriage to Stockwell Day Sr did it all. My first child,Deborah, owned her spectacular Montessori School for over 20 years in West Edmonton. Deborah taught three generations of children,many of whom now bring their children to a Montessori school system. My second child, Stockwell, went into politics and was pretty spectacular with smart, conservative work. He still goes around helping people, being spectacular with his kindness.
My third child, Nicholas, had a very good career and occupations. He is a spectacular care worker and devotes his life to caring of people. My fourth child, Abigail, has lived in England for 30 years. She is a full-time professor at London Univesity. She recently wrote a book which brought attention to the wonderful women who have kept the Anglican Church open around the world. My fifth child, Rebecca,, is head of grammar at Brentwood College School and takes spectacular care of her students, her family, her friends and me. My sixth child,Matthew,has raised four wonderful children and is a very well-known spectacular entertainer in Edmonton. He is a truly unique person. My father,Bertram Gilbert,was a POW in Japan for four years. He died in hospital after returning home in 1946. My mother, Florence, was a noble woman, raising four children on her own, surrounded with her church and the help that goes along with a small community like Marbleton,Québec.We were poor I suppose, but we didn’t know it. Our lives were enriched by attendance at church and by the older people who looked out for us. I was one of the first girls from our village to go to university, thanks to an IODE scholarship. I have always been passionate about volunteering for nonprofit associations.Along with my husband we worked with CESO,supporting families in Hungary and in Czechoslovakia. God has taken care of me for over 90 years.I am thankful for my faith within the Anglican Church.I am looking forward to being with my husband once again along with all the members of my family who have passed before me.My life has been blessed.”
NOTE: A funeral will be held on Tuesday,Aug.22,1pm,at The Anglican Church of St.John the Baptist,3295 Cobble Hill Rd.Cobble Hill,BC. V0R 1L6

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FISHER: Ursula "Kim" of Vancouver Formerly of Delmenhorst Germany

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Ursula ‘Kim’ Fisher (nee Heitman), of Vancouver, passed away, with her daughters by her side, aged 82, on July 26th 2017 after a fight with pulmonary fibrosis. Born in Delmenhorst, near Bremen, Germany, on 6 May 1935, Ursula was the youngest of four sisters born to Alfred and Rinelde (nee Haschenburger) Heitman.
She was predeceased by Robin L Fisher (d Oct 11,1992) with whom she had two daughters, Lisa and Inge. Lisa’s daughter Natalie and Inge’s husband Kevin and sons Max and Ben, with whom she lived for many years, knew her as ‘Oma’. The extended family knew her as ‘Ursel’, she is survived by her sister Helga Ahrens in Bremen, and niece Hannelore Strobach (husband Reiner, children Sabine and Beate) in Delmenhorst, nephew Stuart Homer (son Luke and wife Anne) of Walsall, England, and niece Alison Reed (husband Mike, children Jonathan and Elizabeth) also of Walsall. To her colleagues and many, many friends she was known simply as ‘Kim’.

A courageous and intrepid adventurer, she left Germany in 1957 to go to America and then onto Canada, finally settling in Vancouver in 1962. She worked for Chevron for 27 years and volunteered her services to several causes that were dear to her heart, namely Expo 86, the United Way, the 2010 Olympics, and the Vancouver Aquarium, which she supported for 30 years, contributing more than 10,386 hours and becoming a patron in 2007. It was with enormous pride when in 2010 at the age of 75 she carried the Olympic flame through Duncan as part of the Vancouver Aquarium relay team.
In addition to her passion for the aquarium and our oceans Kim was involved with Whistler Mountain both as an employee in 1965 and later as a volunteer mountain guide. She had a passion for skiing, and many people will remember the fearlessness and joy with which she approached the slopes of Whistler.

Fiercely loyal, she was a vibrant, vivacious, free spirit, who brought excitement, fun and friendship to everyone who met her; a woman with the stubbornness, determination and bravery to live life fully and well, and who inspired others to do the same.
She loved life and nature and made the most of both. She followed her dreams and encouraged everyone to do the same. We were so lucky to call her our mom and know her free spirit will live on in the many friends and family she inspired along the way.
A Celebration of Life to be held at the Vancouver Aquarium September 21st, 2017. 2-5pm
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Vancouver Aquarium – her home away from home! The Vancouver Aquarium has set up a dedicated page to donate in Kim’s memory.
http://support.ocean.org/KimFisher

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Vancouver

ZINGER: Darrin Keith of Delta Formerly of Calgary, Vancouver, United Kingdom

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Darrin passed away July 23, 2017 at the age of 53. He is survived by his Father, Keith Zinger, Sisters, Lisa and Holly and Wife, Clarissa and his four children, Abby, Ryan, Shannon and Shayla.

Darrin Keith Zinger was born June 20, 1964, the son of Keith and Susan Zinger in Vancouver, BC. His early years were spent running around and creating havoc in Kitsilano. It was during this time that he discovered his love of sports and most particularly hockey.
Darrin played junior hockey throughout BC and eventually followed his passion to Europe. He was quite industrious to do this because at that time it meant writing letters to teams all over Europe to see if there was an opportunity to try out and play. His first success was Sweden and it moved on from there to England with many hockey clubs and finally he played out his career with the Guildford Flames. It was during these early years in Europe that Darrin met his first wife Katina and consequently his first child Abby Zinger was born in 1991. He was later Divorced from Katina in late 1990’s. During his years in England Darrin was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in his late 20’s. He received treatment and became a cancer survivor. This brush with cancer gave him a new perspective on life. Darrin completed his education in England @ Kingston University with a degree in Law/Accounting.

Darrin retired from professional hockey at the age of 34 and in 1999 decided to move back to Vancouver, Canada to settle into initially a career in accounting. He started working towards a CGA designation and it was then that he met his 2nd wife Clarissa. They were the early adopters of online dating 18 years ago, webpersonals.com. They moved to Calgary together late 2000 and later married in Lake Louise, Alberta Aug 26th, 2001. They settled into Calgary and built a wonderful family home out in rural Calgary, in Springbank and grew their family to a total of 6 with the arrival of Ryan, Shannon and Shayla. During the years in Calgary, Darrin fed his passion for hockey in a coaching capacity. He very proudly took a young group of men; the “Junior C’s” to the provincials several years in row as well as Bantams & Midgets and left a huge legacy to the community and teams of how hard work pays off. He was focused and demanded 100% participation from his players. He was as most parents described him, their very own “Coach Carter”.

Finding a comfortable career wasn’t easy for Darrin after hockey and there was forays in Hockey teams in Texas, Junior Oil & Gas, Hockey Equipment Distribution but it really wasn’t until he started with CBSA that he felt he had found his niche. It was late 2010 that he got the call that he had made the cut and he was off to training in Montreal to be a Canadian Border Services Officer. He was away from the family for 9 weeks and studied hard to pass. He did of course and his first posting was to Osoyoos, BC. He and Clarissa had decided to return to Vancouver and this posting got them halfway there. Once their home sold, Darrin was able to transfer to the Boundary Bay Crossing in Tsawwassen. Clarissa and the children moved from Calgary to Tsawwassen June of 2012 to finally converge the family again. It was time to settle in and enjoy BC again after those cold winters in Calgary. He was so ready to head home to BC.

It was only 6 months after the family arrived in Tsawwassen that Darrin took medical leave from work as he struggled with his early symptoms of MSA which were largely imbalance and being light headed at the time. For the next 4 1/2 years those of us close by and far away watched the disease progress and take more freedoms away.
Darrin was a team player to the end and had his family team surround him with love as he made the journey to a place where there is no pain, no suffering, no measure of time and we can all treasure the limited time we each had with him.

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ZINER: Darrin Keith of Delta Formerly of Calgary, Vancouver, United Kingdom

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Darrin passed away July 23, 2017 at the age of 53. He is survived by his Father, Keith Zinger, Sisters, Lisa and Holly and Wife, Clarissa and his four children, Abby, Ryan, Shannon and Shayla.

Darrin Keith Zinger was born June 20, 1964, the son of Keith and Susan Zinger in Vancouver, BC. His early years were spent running around and creating havoc in Kitsilano. It was during this time that he discovered his love of sports and most particularly hockey.
Darrin played junior hockey throughout BC and eventually followed his passion to Europe. He was quite industrious to do this because at that time it meant writing letters to teams all over Europe to see if there was an opportunity to try out and play. His first success was Sweden and it moved on from there to England with many hockey clubs and finally he played out his career with the Guildford Flames. It was during these early years in Europe that Darrin met his first wife Katina and consequently his first child Abby Zinger was born in 1991. He was later Divorced from Katina in late 1990’s. During his years in England Darrin was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in his late 20’s. He received treatment and became a cancer survivor. This brush with cancer gave him a new perspective on life. Darrin completed his education in England @ Kingston University with a degree in Law/Accounting.

Darrin retired from professional hockey at the age of 34 and in 1999 decided to move back to Vancouver, Canada to settle into initially a career in accounting. He started working towards a CGA designation and it was then that he met his 2nd wife Clarissa. They were the early adopters of online dating 18 years ago, webpersonals.com. They moved to Calgary together late 2000 and later married in Lake Louise, Alberta Aug 26th, 2001. They settled into Calgary and built a wonderful family home out in rural Calgary, in Springbank and grew their family to a total of 6 with the arrival of Ryan, Shannon and Shayla. During the years in Calgary, Darrin fed his passion for hockey in a coaching capacity. He very proudly took a young group of men; the “Junior C’s” to the provincials several years in row as well as Bantams & Midgets and left a huge legacy to the community and teams of how hard work pays off. He was focused and demanded 100% participation from his players. He was as most parents described him, their very own “Coach Carter”.

Finding a comfortable career wasn’t easy for Darrin after hockey and there was forays in Hockey teams in Texas, Junior Oil & Gas, Hockey Equipment Distribution but it really wasn’t until he started with CBSA that he felt he had found his niche. It was late 2010 that he got the call that he had made the cut and he was off to training in Montreal to be a Canadian Border Services Officer. He was away from the family for 9 weeks and studied hard to pass. He did of course and his first posting was to Osoyoos, BC. He and Clarissa had decided to return to Vancouver and this posting got them halfway there. Once their home sold, Darrin was able to transfer to the Boundary Bay Crossing in Tsawwassen. Clarissa and the children moved from Calgary to Tsawwassen June of 2012 to finally converge the family again. It was time to settle in and enjoy BC again after those cold winters in Calgary. He was so ready to head home to BC.

It was only 6 months after the family arrived in Tsawwassen that Darrin took medical leave from work as he struggled with his early symptoms of MSA which were largely imbalance and being light headed at the time. For the next 4 1/2 years those of us close by and far away watched the disease progress and take more freedoms away.
Darrin was a team player to the end and had his family team surround him with love as he made the journey to a place where there is no pain, no suffering, no measure of time and we can all treasure the limited time we each had with him.

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LINDROOS: Pertti Olavi of Kitimat, BC Formerly of Quesnel, BC, Sudbury ON

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Pertti (Bert) Lindroos, 69. Our beloved father passed away on July 3, 2017. Pertti is survived by his daughter Diane and son David.

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Filed Under: British Columbia, Ontario

BYRNE: George Raymond of Marmora Formerly of Toronto

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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George (Geordie) Raymond Byrne –
Early on the morning of June 23, 2017, we all said goodbye to our beloved Dad, Papa, Great Papa and Uncle at Campbellford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He is predeceased by wife Audrey ‘Karen ‘ Byrne and brother Donnie Byrne. He is survived by his children Terry (Darlene), Vicky (George), Greg (Jane Anne), Clarrie (Cindy) and Angela (Larry). He is also survived by 2 brothers and 5 sisters,10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He brought us all much love and happiness and will be missed so much.
There will be a Celebration of Life announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Rest now and in peace Dad, we love you.
He had asked for no service so we will have his celebration of life on July 29TH 2017 at Marmora Legion Hall from 2-6 p.m.

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Filed Under: Belleville, New Glasgow, Toronto

SNODGRASS: Fred (Frederick Norval) of Stouffville Formerly of Stouffville, Uxbridge, Ajax

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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On Thursday September 29, 2016 . Fred passed away at Markham Stouffville Hospital in Uxbridge at the age of 88. His Funeral was held at Glendale Funeral Home on October 5, 2016 from 6-8pm.
He will be missed my me and I hope people read this and say a prayer for him . This is the last of it Freddie. See you on the flip side.

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Filed Under: Ontario

THOMPSON: Tim "Red" of Shallow Lake Formerly of Etobicoke, Owen Sound, Mono Mills

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Please join us on Saturday July 29th, 2017 at 4pm to celebrate the life of Tim “Red” Thompson. To honour Tim we are gathering at his home, a place that he was proud of, and loved very much. At the memorial, we invite you to share your stories and fondest memories of Tim alongside his family and friends.
As Tim would have wanted, please come as you are and stick around for an evening filled with good food, fun times and lots of reminiscing.
Tim’s mischievous smile and helping hands will be missed at his usual hangouts, Shallow Lake Service Center and the Saddle Tramp club house.
A formal, joint interment alongside his Mom Georgina will take place in September 2017 at Sanctuary Park in Toronto for those that are unable to attend his celebration of life in Shallow Lake.
Please contact either his brother, Jim Thompson at slsc@gmx.com or his niece Jenn Thompson at 519-803-6123, if you require further direction or have any questions.
To recognize Tim’s love for animals, big and small, please consider donating to your local animal shelter in his honour in lieu of cards/flowers.

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Filed Under: Owen Sound, Toronto

FRANCES: Roxanne of Toronto

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Roxanne Fiona Frances, 24, of Toronto, Ontario, took her own life in her home early in the morning of Tuesday, January 16, 2017. She was 23 years old, and is survived by her twin sister Meaghan, her younger brother Max, and her mother Catherine. Roxanne’s funeral was held at Pine Hills Cemetery on January 23, 2017.

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Filed Under: Ontario, Ottawa, Toronto

BURTON: Calvin of Puslinch, Ontario Formerly of Gander, Newfoundland & Labrador

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Calvin David Burton
May 31, 1938 – July 05, 2017

Calvin passed peacefully away at home in the arms of his lifetime love, soul mate, and wife amid the warmth and love of their family.

Calvin was born in Glovertown, Newfoundland, and found love within his family at day one; the same love he shared with all that knew him over the next seventy-nine years. His passion for woodworking, his unwavering optimism and love for nature were an inspiration to his family and many friends. If one was fortunate enough to meet Calvin, there was always a desire to see him again. His unique personality was a magnet and always attracted positive energy.

Survived by his loving wife, Queen, of over fifty years, his daughter and son in law, Penny and Darryl, and daughter, Tracy. He will be especially missed by his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Lucas, Nicole, Brandon, Olivia and Ashley. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters; Joe, Vince, Bill, Mona and Rosemary and, in particular, his nephew, Jim.

Calvin was a well-accomplished professional electrician for forty years. He began his career in Glovertown; wiring homes in the 1960’s and then on to commercial wiring in Ontario in the 1990’s. Upon retirement, Calvin turned to his true passion, nature. For over a decade he passionately managed a family owned fishing lodge in rugged and beautiful Labrador. Guests that revisited Labrador year after year could not wait to be greeted by his contagious smile & colorful humorous stories. He was a champion storyteller. Somebody once said we should make at least one person smile every day, Calvin made everyone who met him smile. He was known for his unfailing courtesy and desire to help others create positive memories wherever he went. In the winter months, he could always be found whistling in his workshop, ready and excited to pass on his superb woodworking skills to his grandchildren at the drop of a hat.

Calvin was a doer of deeds and a dreamer of dreams. He often made things happen when others gave up. Life gives us all some special gifts…Calvin was one of ours.

A service in celebration of Calvin’s life will be held in Glovertown, NL later in August.

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BINSTEAD: H.S. (Bert) of Barrie Formerly of Meaford

Posted by on August 2, 2017

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Obituary: Binsted, H.S. (Bert)

Published: Friday, 04 March 2016 13:07
Written by Staff
binsted – Formerly of Meaford passed away peacefully at home, December 12, 2015, in his 77th year. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna (nee Dougherty ), two daughters Terri (Rick Bowhey) ofMinnessing, Tammy (Bill Martin) of Appleton, Wisconsin, three granddaughters Kate (Rob McGibbon) and Sarah (Mark Mo? ett) both of Barrie, and Allison of Appleton, Wisconsin. Bert was the proud great grandpa of Jack and Luke McGibbon.

He was predeceased by his parents and his four sisters. As per Bert’s wishes his eyes where donated and his ashes will be buried at Lakeview Cemetery Meaford at a later date. Messages of condolences can be sent to donna.binsted@yahoo.com

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Filed Under: Owen Sound