March 26, 2010
July 15, 1926 – March 25, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, and grandfather, Mario, at Burnaby Hospital on March 25, 2010 at age 83. Beloved husband of Antonia (Leone), loving father of Josie (John), son John (Lina), proud grandfather of Robert, Jessica, Daniel and Kaitlyn, dear brother of Cosimo, brother-in-law of Carmela (Donato), son-in-law of Vittoria, and many relatives and friends locally and in Italy, Australia and the United States. Mario was a hardworking, cheerful and gentle soul who devoted his life to the happiness and well-being of his family and friends. A special thank you to the staff of Burnaby Hospital for their care in his last days. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 30 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 555 Slocan St. in Vancouver. Entombment to follow at Oceanview Mausoleum, 4000 Imperial St. in Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. We’ll miss you dearly, Dad, but you will live in our hearts forever. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.
March 25, 2010
MARKUSIC – Mary (Maria)
February 10, 1929 – March 14, 2010
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother Mary. She is pre-deceased by her husband Makso, brothers Branko and Zvonko, brother-in-law Ivan and sister-in-law Ana. She is survived by her son Bronko and daughter Georgina and will be truly missed by them as well as family in Croatia, including sisters Ivka and Draga (Joso) and sister-in-law Zorica. Also many nieces and nephews in Canada and Croatia. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 25th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3105 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. where the Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 26. Interment Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, B.C.
March 24, 2010
June 3, 1922 – March 23, 2010
Great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Predeceased by his parents, sister, Kathleen and three brothers Pat, Sam and Bill. Survived by his loving wife Audrey, children Vicki Thornson (Doug), Brian (May-Lis) and Douglas (Patti), one grandson, five grand-daughters and six great grand-children, his brothers-in-law Bill (Eileen) and Thomas (Julie) Wilson, many nieces, nephews and good friends. Born in High River, Alberta, he spent his school years in North Vancouver. During the Second World War he worked at the shipyards as a riveter until joining the RCNVR where he was torpedo man on a landing craft taking soldiers to Juno Beach on D-Day. Married in 1945, Tom and Audrey raised their family in East Vancouver later moving to Burnaby. Tom worked as a forklift operator for Slade and Stewart. He was always sports minded and his boys took after him. He was a proud father, and never missed any event that any of the children were in. The house was always open to family and friends. Tom bowled for years and had great camaraderie with his fellow bowlers. Celebration of Tom’s life will be held Monday, March 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings St. Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
We will miss you Big Guy! Anchors Away!
March 24, 2010
MacLEOD, Derek Frazer
June 10, 1935 to March 21, 2010
Born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada with Uncle in 1950. Devoted husband of 53 years to Margaret (nee Evans). Proud father of Don (Christine) and Lisa (Peter). Adored Papa to Alecia, Trevor, Malyssa, Alexander and Nicholas. Loyal employee, Scotty, of the Terminal City Club for 48 years. Loved his Cultus Lake, Sunnyside camp and social life for 52 years. His friendship, positive attitude and humour will be treasured and missed by countless friends and family. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
March 23, 2010
FERRARI – Esther (nee Bifano)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother Esther. Born December 28, 1922 in Grimaldi, Cosenza, Italy and passed away March 22, 2010 in Burnaby. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 34 years Eugene A. Ferrari on February 21, 1980 and parents Emilio and Rosa Bifano (nee Colistro). Survived by her loving family, Don (Paddy), Lorraine (Reg Jackson) and David; grandchildren David, Neil, Daniel, Anthony, Giordano and Chiara; brother Emilio (Mavis) Bifano; sisters Irma (Mario) DiTosto, Nita (Armand – Deceased) Casey; many nieces, nephews, friends in Canada and Italy and lifelong friend Mary Richardson (nee Carr). Mom retired from VGH in 1986 after 25 years of service. She loved caring for her grandchildren, reading, volunteering at Confederation Seniors Centre where she made many friends, knitting for family and circle craft Co-Op and cooking Sunday dinners for the family. There were legendary and delicious homemade ravioli dinners at the Adanac house, enjoyed and still talked about by family and friends. Mom and Dad’s greatest legacy aside from their family was their assistance to family and friends in establishing themselves in Canada. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2025 Napier Street, Vancouver where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Interment, Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby. Special thanks to all the caring Doctors and Nurses of the ACE Ward at Burnaby Hospital and to Dr. Karen Wardill for always being so kind to Mom. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
March 23, 2010
September 25, 1915 – March 21, 2010
Tresa born in Michel, B.C. passed away peacefully at Cartier House, Coquitlam, B.C. Survived by her son Walter, 3 grandchildren Steve (Julia), David (Cathy) and Lisa (Adam), 4 great grandchildren Jacob, James, Dalton and Morgan, many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 29th at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at St. Peter Catholic Church, 330 Royal Ave., New Westminster, B.C. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
March 18, 2010
GASPARIN – Norma Genoveffa (nee Girardi) born June 1, 1918 in Zero Branco, Treviso, Italy passed away peacefully March 17, 2010 in Vancouver. Norma was predeceased by her husband Emanuele in 1994. She is survived by her loving family, son Sante (Anna); daughter Maria Vilio (Rino); grandsons Michael (Tasha) and Mark (Lisa); great grandchildren Daniella, Manuela, Adam, Claudia and Markus and sister Naomi of Italy. Prayers will be offered on at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment, The Abbey, Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.
March 18, 2010
Donato, born July 20, 1920 in Controne, Salerno, Italy passed away in Vancouver on March 17, 2010. Donato is survived by his loving family, wife Marina; sons Albert, Adam (Luciana) and Mario; daughter Vivian; grandchildren; great granddaughters and brother and sister. Prayers will be offered at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Holy Cross Catholic Church where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment The Abbey, Ocean View Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.
March 17, 2010
TYSZKOW, Henry – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father on March 17, 2010 at the age of 71 years. He is survived by his loving daughters Nancy, Val (Colin), Susan (Ernie), and their mother Donna; grandchildren Kaylee, Nicole, Alex, Luciano, Lorenzo and Daniella. He will also be missed by many friends as well as the boys from the Firefighters Club. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
” You will forever be in our hearts, Dad,
and we will miss you everyday. We love you.”
March 16, 2010
June 19, 1923 – March 12, 2010
Duncan served in the Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Following the War he started his career in funeral service in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the early 50’s he joined the Mt. Pleasant Funeral Home and later the Simmons and McBride Funeral Home of Vancouver, B.C. During the early 70’s he moved over to Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Burnaby, B.C. until the mid 80’s at which time he was employed at Hamilton Mortuary, Vancouver, B.C. until the early 90’s. He then retired to Green Lake, B.C. until 2005 when he returned to the Vancouver area. Duncan is survived by family. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com