June 16, 2009
Born March 12, 1935, Civitanova del Sannio, Italy, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2009, Vancouver, BC at the age of 74 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Maria, children; Luciana (Joseph), Rosella (Michael), Rita (Harley), Nick (Olivia), grandchildren; Lauren, Thomas, Michael, Cole, Ella, Sienna, and Jayda, brothers, sisters, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Prayers, Wednesday June 17 at 7pm and Funeral Mass, Thursday June 18 at 11am at St. Helen’s Catholic Church 3860 Triumph St. Burnaby. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park – South Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Cancer Agency.
Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 604-298-2525
June 16, 2009
July 15, 1920 – June 11, 2009 Margaret was born July 15, 1920 in Fife, B.C. She passed away peacefully on June 11, 2009 in Royal Columbian Hospital after a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband Stanley Hatcher, her 2 sons; Wayne Hatcher (Yvonne), Brian Hatcher (Brenda) and daughter Sandra Culos (Victor), her grandchildren; Cristina, Angelo, and Megan and many nieces and nephews. Margaret was a long time member of the Catholic Women’s League and will be fondly remembered at Holy Cross Parish in Burnaby. Margaret’s wishes are to be laid to rest with her family in Grand Forks, B.C.
A private family service will be held at a later date in Grand Forks.
We will all miss you Mom and your pies.
June 15, 2009
Passed into the presence of her Lord on Friday, June 12th, 2009. She is survived and much loved by her husband Joe, her son Brian (Marina), her daughter Brenda Krawchuk (Wayne) and by her four grandchildren Sarah, Alicia, Sean and Jenna. A memorial service will be held Saturday June 20th at Broadway Church 2700 E. Broadway , Vancouver in the Fellowship Hall at 1:30pm. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Burnaby Hospital Palliative Care.
June 13, 2009
November 1, 1949 – June 7, 2009 I’ve lost my 9 year battle with cancer and regret leaving this world. I am predeceased by my father, Albert Fuller, and in-laws, Bill and Joyce Forgie, and survived by so many wonderful friends and family. I’ll so miss Geoff, my husband of 39 years, my other half, my soul mate. I’ll miss the regular chats with my dear mother, Linda Fuller, and my loving and compassionate sister, Valerie Fuller. Deeply missed will be my second “sister” and life long friend, Donna Scott. I shall also miss BS and beer with my sister-in-law Elaine, and my good buddy Dave, the loving support and friendship of my high school girlfriends the “Divas”, and being able to see my nephew Nathan grow to be a fine man. There are also so many good friends I’ll miss from my 28 years at BC Employment Standards Branch, in particular my special friend Lorna. I was born in Vancouver and lived and worked most of my life in Burnaby. I loved so much in life, especially learning from childhood through my years at UBC to the present. Whether it was my passion for fossils, Roman history or organic gardening, just learning for its own sake was my real treasure and fulfillment. I don’t believe in Heaven, but rather wish I did. My dogs would be waiting there for me, big Lab-tails thumping and radiating devotion as they did in life. I would be able to walk again and I’d fill my iPod with Leonard Cohen and Etta James and the dogs and I would spend our days hiking in the wildflower meadows waiting for you, Geoff, and all the other special people. But please, there’s no rush. Thanks to all the medical folk who have taken such good care of me, especially my friend and GP, Dr. Daniel Tong, and Drs. K. Savage, M. Al Mansour and Leslie Zypchen at BCCA. No Service; no flowers please. Any donation would be welcomed at the BC Cancer Foundation, Burnaby SPCA, or St. Michael’s Centre.
June 12, 2009
January 04, 1933 – June 10, 2009 Francesco passed away peacefully at Vancouver Hospital with family by his side. He was born in Mammola, Reggio Calabria, Italy. Survived by his loving wife Gilda, children Joe (Carri), Rosanna (Franc), Nancy (John) and Robert, grandchildren Jeffrey, Danielle, Alex, Nicolas, Demico and Dante, brother Giovanni (Pina) and sister Rosa. Prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 15th at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver, B.C. where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16th. Entombment to follow at the Ocean View Abbey. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
June 11, 2009
- January 30, 1920 – June 3, 2009 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of William Blair Robertson, in the early morning hours of June 3, 2009, at Burnaby Hospital, in his 90th year. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Gloria, daughters Linda (Glenn) Northey and Kathilyn (Geoff) Anderson, sister Mollie Manifold, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many dear friends. Growing up in Anyox and on Union St., in Burnaby, Bill’s love of horses led to work as a jockey, trainer and then racehorse owner at Brighouse, Landsdowne and Hastings racetracks. Enlisting in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1940, “Robbie” and his comrades fought in North Africa before landing in Sicily in 1943. They were instrumental in the Battle of Ortona, the fight for the River Savio and later, the liberation of the Dutch city of Apeldoorn. After the War, he worked on the Kitimat/Kemano construction project; followed by 30 years as a transit operator for BC Electric/BC Hydro/Metro Transit/BC Transit. Bill’s love of life, song and poetry and wonderful sense of humour will be remembered by all those he leaves behind. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Eagle Creek at the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax St. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Lung Association would be appreciated. “Our memories of you will be in our hearts forever.”
June 8, 2009
Born April 24, 1928 in Prossenico, Udine, Italy passed peacefully on June 6, 2009 in Vancouver, BC at the age of 81 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife Elena; sons Giorgio (Lora) and Rob; grandchildren Ethan and Bridget. Marco emigrated to Canada in 1954, settling in BC with his family, having worked in the Forest and Trucking industries until his retirement. His passions were his family and friends, playing Briscola, gardening and wine making. As per Marco’s request, a private viewing will be held. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 604-298-2525
June 8, 2009
Passed away on June 1, 2009 at the age of 88. She is predeceased by her husband Bob and her daughter Beverley. She is survived by her loving family: son Larry (Pat) and daughter Sharon (Ed), 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brother Gordie, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 11:00am at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
June 5, 2009
October 18, 1913 – June 04, 2009 Maria passed away peacefully at Villa Carital, Vancouver B.C. She was born in Lanciano, Abruzzo, Italy. Survived by her loving daughter Clelia (Eduardo) Vieta, grandchildren Marcelo, Gabriel, Sergio and Adrian and great grandchildren Adrian and Florencia. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 8th at Our Lady of Sorrows, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver, B.C. Entombment to follow at the Ocean View South Mausoleum. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
June 3, 2009
|GRIFFITH Maria (Dolores) 1915 – 2009 Dolores passed away the 18th of May, 2009 after a brief stay at Burnaby Hospital. She was born in Mexico, but came to Canada 51 years ago. She married her husband Jimmy and settled in North Burnaby where they had many friends. She was predeceased by her husband, survived by her son Guillermo Martinez, three grand-daughters, one great-grandson, all living in Mexico. Also survived by brother-in-law Geof Griffith. No service by request.|