In Memoriam

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2018-03-14GAGER, Gloria Gloria Gager of Town n`Country Dancers passed away last week and her Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, April 8 at 1.00pm at the South Bonson Community Centre, 10932 Barnston View Road, Pitt Meadows.
2018-01-28MONOT, Roger Roger Monot 1926 - 2018. Our dad passed away of natural causes on Jan 28, 2018. Survived by his daughters; Andrea (Ron), Karen (Larry), Aimée (Winston), grandchildren; Joshua, Briana, Melissa, Blane, Ryan and Logan, family in France, and many friends, he will be missed. An avid square dancer, jokester and kind soul, we wish him peace until we meet again. à bientôt papa. xo. The family will have a private celebration.
2017-12-02CZANK, GeorgeIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Czank on Dec. 2, 2017 at VGH. He would have celebrated his 84th birthday on Dec. 29th. He was a founding member of the Swinging Singles Square Dance Club and an Honourary Life Member for many years. George and his twin Frank received their 50 year pins and 60 year certificates of dancing in February 2013.
Until recently, George rarely missed any of our dance nights, he and Frank were always in the parking lot waiting for the first members to arrive as they had the keys to open the hall. After entering the hall, their next task was to make the tea and coffee, this was done with precise organization and preferably without the interference of anyone attempting to be of assistance. Next, they waited at the door for the arrival of our caller, so they could help carry in the caller’s equipment. George, always the gentleman, willingly danced with any lady needing a partner. George and Frank were always the last to leave the hall as they again assisted the caller carrying equipment back out to the car. George thank you for your many years of unending help and support at Swinging Singles, you will always be remembered.
George also danced weekly at Century House and attended many other special event square dances including attending the Penticton Square Dance each festival in his younger years.
Memorial Service for George Czank will be held at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church 4925 Cambie St (corner of Cambie & 33rd) Vancouver at 11:00 am Saturday December 23rd 2017.
2017-10-04MCKINNON, BarbBarbara Ellen McKinnon October 4, 2017 Barbara Ellen McKinnon passed away unexpectedly at ARH in the early hours of October 4th, 2017 at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughter Patricia (David) Smith and stepson Gordon (Mary Ellen) Patterson. She was born and raised in Vancouver and is survived by an extended family in many parts B.C. As an active member of the Eastern Star in Abbotsford for over 30 years, she always enjoyed their activities and friendships. Also for many years she appreciated the companionship and music with her square dancing friends. Many thanks to the wonderful staff and residents at Chartwell Carrington House in Mission for the assistance and support they provided for her. She had many happy times during her stay.
2017-10-01DAGG, Betty AnneBetty Anne (B.A.) passed away on Oct. 1, 2017 at Point Grey Private Hospital in Vancouver with family nearby. She is survived by her brothers Gerald (wife Joanne) of Calgary and George (Donna) of Balmoral, B.C., sons Bruce (Rhonda) of Victoria, Jim of Golden, and Bill (Jess) of Vancouver, five grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews and their children. She was predeceased by her parents, her ex-husband Walter Dagg, and her brother Douglas (Joan).
Betty was born on May 9, 1929 in High River, Alberta, the eldest child of Clayton and Sybil Young. She attended elementary and high school in High River, then attended UBC before transferring to U of A and graduating with a B.A. While living in Calgary in the early 1950's she met Walter. They married in 1953 before moving to Vancouver to raise their family. They separated in the early 1980's and later divorced.
B.A. Worked as a part-time book-keeper and later in the travel industry. Upon retirement, she got involved in square dancing, was on the social committee at the senior's home where she resided, learned Spanish, and was busier than ever! She loved to travel, and went on many trips and cruises with friends. She will be sadly missed for her sense of humour, caring spirit, and love of life, as well as being a wonderful mother & grandmother.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Saturday, October 14 in Vancouver at the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (2305 W 7th Ave), from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation to the New Chelsea Society.
Betty started dancing with the Singles Club in 1985, with caller Ken Crisp at Lochdale Hall. Betty served on many committee, while a member of the Singles Club. She was Secretary, Public Relations and Publicity Chairperson as well as Club Chatter. Betty also served on the Entertainment Committee and the Phoning Committee.
2017-09-06STAFFORD, Rosamond EmmaIt is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Rosamond Emma Stafford, just seventeen days short of her 100th birthday, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband of almost 40 years, Duke, parents Fletcher and Edith Stewart and by siblings Doug, Marion, Alex and Lillian. She is lovingly remembered by her sister Jean Treble in Regina and by twin daughters Sharon (Daryl) Walker and Shirley (Al) Zemrau, grandchildren Jeff (Natalie) Walker, Krista (Max) Bagnall, Greg (Anne Marie) Zemrau and Colleen (Stephen) Gordon. She also had ten great-grandchildren – Carson, Ruby, Geneva, Willem, Alaina, Liam, Zachary, Craig, Theodore and Callum and many nieces and nephews. Mom valued family highly and was happy and proud that all of her great grandchildren knew and loved her. She loved to be active and square danced for over 60 years. After moving to BC in 2010, she became active with the White Rockers Square Dance Club and loved being a part of that welcoming group. When asked what her secret of long life was she always replied 'square dancing!' A Memorial Service will be held at Crescent United Church, 2756 127 St, Surrey, BC, on September 30, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Peace Arch Hospice Society,, or to a charity of your choice.

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