Colin Smart Walker

May 25, 2010

Passed away on May 4, 2010 at the age of 88 years. He is predeceased by his wife Selma, daughter Patricia, three grandsons, David Polok, Bradley Walker and Bradley Polok, and three brothers, John, Peter and Bert. Colin is survived by his daughter Mary Polok, and three sons, James (Linda), Bill (Laura) and Bob (Cheryl) and one brother Alex (Faith) Nicol. There are countless grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who have been lucky enough to have him in their lives. After the death of his wife Selma, Colin moved to Port Moody where he lived with his eldest daughter, Mary, until his death. Special thanks go to Darryl Chausse, Al Zubick and other legion members who provided such support to Colin and his family during this very difficult time. Also to the Doctors and Nurses at Eagle Ridge Hospital for their care and support. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Port Moody, 2513 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC, on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 3:30 pm in the legion auditorium.

Elvezio Del Bianco

May 25, 2010

71, Passed away May 14, 2010 in Vancouver, BC. A prayer service will be held at 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May, 19, 2010 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (555 Slocan Street, Vancouver). Funeral services will be for the immediate family only. Elvezio was born January 15, 1939 in Morsano al Tagliamento, Pordenone, Italy, to Elizabetta Infanti and Rizzeri Del Bianco (both deceased). He immigrated to Sydney, Austrailia in 1960 and then to Vancouver in 1963, where he married Ada Toneguzzo on May 23, 1964. Elvezio, a skilled craftsman, worked as a tile setter for 30 years. His work can still be seen throughout BC. He was a member of La Famee Furlane of Vancouver for 45 years. Elvezio will be remembered for his warm smile, generosity, infectious sense of humour and colourful storytelling. He will be greatly missed. Elvezio is survived by his wife, Ada, sons Elvy (Francesca) and Vanny (Sharon), daughter Lydia (Natasha), grandchildren Elyjah and Indah, brother Alfieri and many nieces and nephews both here and in Italy. He was predeceased by brother Franco and sister Idelma.

Adamo Anthony Linza

May 19, 2010

September 21, 1976 – May 15, 2010

Adamo was born in Vancouver, B.C. and passed away suddenly at the age of 33 years. Survived by his father Antonio (Lucia) Linza, his mother Brooke (Hugh) Cruickshank, also sister Jana (Kolt) Jordan and nephew Riley, brother Carmine, sister Giulia, paternal grand parents Carmine and Rosa Linza, maternal grandmother Janet McGinley and great aunt Jacqueline Rutledge. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday May 20th at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 3860 Triumph Street, Burnaby, B.C. where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21th. Entombment at Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum Burnaby, B.C. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.

Vincenza Sita

May 18, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Vincenza. Vincenza passed away on May 15, 2010 at Vancouver General Hospital at the age of 70 years. She is predeceased by her loving parents Francesco and Maria Annunziata. She is survived by her loving husband Joe, brothers and sisters; Luisa Calla, Rosa Furfaro, Maria (Renato) Bruzzese, Gina (Frank) Blaeser, Joe (Cathy) Bruzzese, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thank you to the Cardiac Unit at Vancouver General Hospital and all of the caring doctors and nurses. Prayers will be held on Thursday May 20 at 7pm at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings St. Burnaby. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday May 21 at 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish 525 Slocan St. Vancouver. Entombment will follow Mass at Ocean View Burial Park – South Mausoleum. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Margarita “Rita” Barritt

May 17, 2010

Rita was born in Vancouver, B.C  on October 24, 1912.  She was surrounded by love when she passed into the arms of our Lord on May 9, 2010 in Burnaby, B.C. She is preceded by her parents:  John & Margaret; her sisters: Lillian, Josephine, and Winnie.  She is survived by her sister Beverly, her nieces & nephews: Eileen, Beverly, Barbara, Margaret, Doreen, Martin, Roger and their families.  Many thanks to the caring staff at  the New Vista Care Home where she was lovingly known as Auntie Rita.  Prayers will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 2025 Napier St., Vancouver, B.C. at 7:00 p.m. on Friday May 21, 2010 where Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m on Saturday May 22, 2010.  Internment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby, B.C.

Giuseppe Santucci

May 11, 2010

February 20, 1935 – May 10, 2010

Giuseppe (Joe) was born in Bagnoli, Del Trigno, Italy and passed away at home with his family by his side. Predeceased by his parents, brother and sister. Survived by his loving wife Teresa, sons Vito (Anna) and Dennis (Sabrina), 4 grandchildren Joey, Lucas, Bianca and Adiana, 4 sisters, nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 17th at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. Entombment at Ocean View Abbey, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations to the B.C. Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.

Dorothy Lillian Brunt

May 11, 2010

Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the age of 77 years.  Predeceased by husband Richard Brunt in 2001.  She is survived by her loving family: sons Kelly (Charlene) and Ken (Nalene); sister Betty (Wayne); brothers Robert of Australia and Pat (Kathy) and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Special thank-you to Naomi and Kathy at St. Michael’s Hospice for their loving care of Dorothy.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

Fiore Briglio

May 11, 2010

Born April 25, 1927 in Aiello Calabro, Cosenza, Italy passed away May 9, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Fiore is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Ida; children Maria (Franc), Frank (Diana) and Alex (Tina); grandchildren Mathieu, Adam, Kyle, Tessa and Brandon; brothers and sister and their families. He was predeceased by his grandson Stefan. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010 at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 3860 Triumph St., Burnaby. Entombment, South Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of B.C. in memory of his grandson Stefan would be appreciated.  Cheques mailed C/O 4268 Pandora Street, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 2B5 or online at  http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=2525681 Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Edward Thomas Malone

May 10, 2010

MALONE,  Edward – passed away on May 8, 2010 at the age of 73 years.  He is survived by his loving family: children Dean, Gayle, Barry, Christine and Erin; grandchildren Sean, Jason, Brandon and Jordan; great grandchild Noah; brother Matthew; sisters Catherine, Francis and Irene; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Special thank you to John Chiogna.  Prayers will be offered Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Church 1450 Delta Ave. Burnaby, where Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the John Vanier Society.  Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Maria Domenica Merola

May 10, 2010

February 21, 1921 – May 08, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister and grandmother. Maria was predeceased by her husband Nicolangelo, brother Dominico, sister Maria Antonia and grandson Brennan. Survived by her sons Peter (Kandys) and Attilio, grandchildren Myles, Nicole, Devin,  Carmen and Mark, sisters Giovanna and Michelina in Italy and many nieces and nephews. Maria was born in Sepino, Campo Basso, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1951 with her son Peter to join her husband Nicolangelo. Nona will be remembered by her love of home and family and her remarkable culinary skills, which she used for many years while working as a chef at the former Canyon Gardens. Maria devoted her life to her husband and children. She had a generous heart and was most happy when surrounded by family and friends and of course, fervently following the fortunes of her darling “Canucks”. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 15th at 1:30 p.m. at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, 545 Mahon Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. Entombment at Ocean View Abbey, Burnaby, B.C. We will miss you Mama. Your loving family. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.

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