William “Bill” Banyard

May 4, 2010

It is with great sadness that the family of Bill Banyard announces his passing, on Friday, April 30, 2010, at the age of 68. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Gay, of 49 years, and his children Don and Tina (Haydn). Bill will also be forever remembered by his two grandchildren, Isiah and Joshua. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Jim. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, May 06, at 2:00 P.M., at the Burnaby Mountain Golf course, 7600 Halifax Street. For those who so desire, in lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Bill to the St. James Cottage Hospice, 650 North Penticton Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 3X1

Gennaro (Gino) Cortese

May 3, 2010

February 26, 1924 – April 30,2010

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, nonno, brother, uncle and friend. Gennaro passed away peacefully on April 30, 2010 at the age of 86. Born February 26, 1924 in San Nazario, Italy, he was predeceased by his parents Brigida and Joseph and sister Maria DelliSanti. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Antonietta, his five children, Brigida (Jeremy), Deni (Gillian), Joseph (Deborah), Romano (Mary) and Roberto (Linda), twelve grandchildren Marisa, Emma, Andrew, Antony, Emilia, Sarah, Nathaniel, Michael, David, Gino, Stefano and Sonia. He is also survived by his sister Elenora DelliSanti, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada, U.S.A., Australia and Italy. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 7th at 8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver, B.C. Private entombment. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Gennaro Cortese. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Ambrogio “Nino” Trasolini

April 28, 2010

October 14, 1932 – April 26,2010
Ambrogio (Nino) was born in Torrice, Frosinone, Italy and passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Predeceased by his sister Linda and brothers Fernando and Luigi. Survived by his loving wife Mafalda, daughter Bianca (Lenny), sons Riccardo, Nino (Stephanie), Mario (Michelle) and Danny (Lee-Erin), grandchildren Justin, Matteo, Jacob, Luciano, Isabella, Vanessa, Jadeyn, Dominic, Dante, Romeo and Isabella, sisters Ada and Luigina, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, many other relatives in Italy, Venezuela and Canada and numerous friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver, B.C. Entombment Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum, 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

Pietro Veltri

April 27, 2010

Pietro Veltri
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a loving husband, father, nonno, brother, uncle, and friend. Pietro passed away peacefully on April 26, 2010 at the age of 84. Born February 2nd, 1926 in Grimaldi, Cosenza, Italy, he was predeceased by his parents Napoleone and Giuditta, sisters Evelina and Eugenia, brother Fortunato, and brothers-in-law Antonio Pietramala, Emilio Fiorino, Francesco Sicolo and Elio Sicolo. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Anna, his three children, Napoleon (Louisa), Peter, Anthony (Teresa) and five grandchildren, Daniel, Karyssa, Isabella, Nicolas and Natalie. He is also survived by his sisters Emma (Emilio) Marrello, Maria (Pasqualino) Saccomanno and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Tarsilla Veltri, Dario (Nella) Sicolo, Christine Sicolo, Maria (Mike) Bruno, Nella Sicolo, as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends in Canada and Italy. Pietro had a generous heart and wonderful sense of humour and was most happy when surrounded by family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 1st , 2010 at 11:30 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park, South Mausoleum, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pietro’s honour can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Lawrence “Larry” Stephen Tymo

April 26, 2010

Born June 3, 1934, passed away peacefully at home April 19, 2010. Larry was employed by the C.P. Rail from age 17, working his way up from Wiper to Fireman to Engineer receiving a diamond pin upon his retirement. He was predeceased by his mother Lillian and father Steve Tymo, John Noga, sisters Vivien, Doreen, Eileen and Kae, also Mike, Johnny and Eddy Tymo. Larry will be lovingly missed by his son Steve Tymo, granddaughter Carrie Felet (Tymo); Barbex; sisters June Playstead, Molly Galbraith, Mable Stein; Joe, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. No funeral by request. A celebration of Larry’s Life will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at #148 Legion, 4356 E. Hastings St., North Burnaby, B.C.

Michael Paul Rowlands

April 24, 2010

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Mike Rowlands at the age of 58 on April 21, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father Garth. Mike will be deeply missed by his partner and constant companion of 35 years Silvano, his mother Wai, sister Vivienne, and family and friends in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Mike was born in Tauranga, New Zealand on November 11, 1951 before the family settled in Reporoa, where Mike grew up on the family farm and found his love of animals. At the age of 18, Mike left his home country to attend Church College of Hawaii for three years before moving to Vancouver, a city he felt instantly at home in and where he would spend the majority of his life. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses on the 12th floor of the Jim Pattison Pavilion at VGH for their care and compassion during Mike’s illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA can be made in Mike’s name. There will be a celebration of life Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings St. Burnaby.

Boris Grubisic

April 22, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Boris on April 22, 2010 at the age of 52 years. He is survived by his loving family; wife Ksenija; daughter Tabita; brothers Eduard (Lydia), Zarko, Josko (Zdenka); sister Snjezana; nieces Senija and Nina. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC.

Agnes Wyber MacLean

April 16, 2010

1918 – 2010

Agnes was born May 25, 1918 in St. Agathe, Quebec and passed away April 10, 2010 at the age of 91 at Willingdon Care Centre. She lived most of her life in Burnaby Heights and until January lived independently at her home on Frances Street. She enjoyed her Chihuahua dogs and playing snooker at Confederation Rec Centre. She is predeceased by her sisters and brothers and will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews. Many thanks to the staff at Willingdon Care Centre for their kindness and care. A Memorial Tea will be held at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

Pietro Tatto

April 15, 2010

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pietro Tatto. Pietro (Piero) passed away on April 12, 2010 at the age of 89. He is predeceased by his wife Ida Tatto. He is survived by his loving family, son Arno Tatto, daughter Angela Tatto his daughter-in-law Johanne and his grandchildren Marc-André, Jean-Luc, Jonathan, Jessica and his many friends. Pietro can best be remembered for his active and dedicated work with the Bellunese Society of Vancouver, and his volunteer work with his church and the Italian Community Centre. Prayers will be offered on Monday April 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the chapel at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on April 20, 2010 at Helene’s Church 3871 Pandora St. Bby. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

Guido Tinaburri

April 14, 2010

Born May 11, 1936 in Bagnoli Del Trigno (IS) Italy, passed away on April 7, 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany. Guido is predeceased by his parents Domenico and Rosalinda. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 41 years Giovanna; children Danny (Lana), Tania (Sonny); granddaughter Jada; sister Mariarosa (Giovanni); sisters-in-law Ermelinda, Carmela, Olimpia; brothers-in-law Alvaro (Lucia), Vincenzo (Nicole) and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Guido was a simple straightforward man who had a passion for his business, a love for his heritage, an affinity for playing cards, and a depth of knowledge that was respected by all. Prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 525 Slocan Street, Vancouver where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at the South Mausoleum, Ocean View Burial Park. In lieu of flowers donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com.

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