In Memoriam

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2019-03-10DECARIO, MandoIt is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Mando Decario on March 10. 2019. Mando is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary, daughters Christine (Ray) and Cindy, and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Caitlyn. Mando was born in his family home in Burnaby, and lived in Burnaby his entire life. He worked for BC Tel for 37 years, with most of those years at SFU. Mando had many passions in life which included managing and maintaining the family business, gardening, square dancing, wine making and traveling with his family. He was actively involved in his Local 7 union, and was on the board of directors for the VanTel Credit Union for 28 years. We would like to thank all the staff of Carleton Gardens for their compassionate care over the past four years. Prayers will be at Ocean View Chapel on March 21 from 6 -8 pm, and a Catholic funeral service at Holy Cross Parish, 1450 Delta Ave, Burnaby on March 22, at 12:00 pm. A reception will follow in the church hall, with interment at 2:30 pm. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
2019-02-09BOOIMAN, SuanSuan Passed away peacefully on February 9, 2019 at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, Canada, at the age of 92. Born July 1, 1926 in Haarlem, the Netherlands. He is predeceased by his parents Maria and Marijus, sister Helen, and loving wife Miep in 2009. Suan is survived by his 6 loving children; Eduard (Jo-Anne), Marianne (Larry), Ronald, Rudolf, Irene (Satish), Karen, and his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister Ria, along with many nieces and nephews. Suan lived a healthy life to the respectful age of 92, with few regrets. He was a kind, gentle and loving man who was dedicated to his family. He played a variety of roles in his life: Husband, Father, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Friend. He will be remembered for his dignity, humility and honour. Rest in peace Dad, knowing that you lived a full and happy life, surrounded by those that loved you. A celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 1:00 PM, at the Peace Portal Alliance Church, 15128 27B Avenue Surrey BC V4P 1P2 (Corner of King George Blvd. & 152nd Street We invite you all to join us in the fellowship hall, following the service, for refreshments and to share your memories of Suan with us.
2018-10-16DALLMAN, Robert ("Bob") J.

Bob left us peacefully on October 16, 2018 at the age of 72, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his his wife, Trudy of 49 years, his daughter Laurie (Lee), her children, Coral and Colin, his son Kevin (Crystal), their child, Arya and daughter Danielle (Aaron), their children, Sanne-Lise, Adriana and Jaxon.

Bob was born and raised in Port Alberni and settled with his family in Ladner in 1983. He retired in 2006 from working for the City of Vancouver as a Heavy Equipment Operator. After retirement he became more involved in his community and also joined the Kinsmen Club.

Bob had a strong passion for his youth Square Dance Club, the Delta Sundancers. He was highly regarded in the Square Dance community and looked up to by many youth as a mentor.

Outside of these activities, Bob loved to fish, camp and spend time with his grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for Robert will be held on October 28, 2018 from 1-3 at the Ladner Community Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the family will go to the Alzheimer's Society of Canada.

Bob will be missed dearly by his family and his many friends.

Published in The Delta Optimist from Oct. 25 to Nov. 23, 2018

2018-07-22MACDONALD, Elizabeth DorothyElizabeth Dorothy Macdonald passed away peacefully at Buchanan Lodge, New Westminster on July 22, 2018. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Don. She is survived by daughters Sandy (James), Catherine (Garry), Eileen, and Mary-Ellen (Gary), and seven grandchildren. Dorothy was born and grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland before venturing to Canada in 1957. She met Don in New Westminster where they lived a full and active life. Dorothy was involved in the community throughout her life including Knox Presbyterian Church, Royal Swingers Square Dance Club, the Sons of Scotland, Thistle Club, the P.T.A., and Meals on Wheels. After working full time at home raising four daughters, Dorothy returned to the work force with RBC where she was in high demand due to her strong work ethic and congenial personality. A memorial service for Dorothy will be held on Wednesday, August 1 at 1:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 East Columbia St., New Westminster.
2018-06-03GROPP, Georgina PaulineWith sorrow, we announce the sudden passing of our much loved mother. Georgina was predeceased by her loving husband Lloyd Anthony Gropp in 1997. She will be sadly missed by her six children: Celia (Fil) Roccamatisi, Janice (Glenn) Taylor, Randy (Gisèle) Gropp, Cathy (David) Reis, David Gropp, and Annette (Francis) Condon. Georgina leaves behind fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren that she loved dearly. She was the eldest of eight siblings (Georgina, Melton, Mervin (deceased), Alvin, Celine, Rolland, Marie and Dennis) and also enjoyed her many nieces and nephews. Georgina was an elementary school teacher for more than 35 years and especially loved teaching art classes (Renfrew Elementary, Vancouver). Georgina delighted in many hobbies: square dancing, bridge, gardening, traveling and mostly she relished in entertaining family and friends. Vibrant and accomplished, Georgina enjoyed an enriched life. A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 14, 1:00 PM., at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 7455 Tenth Ave, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers a donation made to the BC Cancer Foundation, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
2018-05-23LEWIS, Jean DuffOn May 23, 2018, Jean Duff Lewis passed away peacefully at home, having lived a full and wonderful life. She was predeceased by her loving husband Ted Lewis in 1994, and is survived by her seven children Carol Wardrop (Terry), Susan Beechey (Tom), Peggy Lewis (Chris), Ted Lewis (Pat), Bill Lewis (Joanne), John Lewis (Monika), and Randy Lewis (Jennifer), stepbrothers Harvey and Allan Macmillan together with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and cherished lifelong friends. Jean graduated from VGH Nursing school and loved working at Children's Hospital, while raising her family. Mother was a nurse, a dancer, a guide, and advisor. She enjoyed her travel and visits with family. Nothing pleased her more than a dinner at CC's with extended family or a cruise to foreign ports. Special thanks to Jean's loving caregiver of the past six years, Venus Porto, and to her family doctor, Dr. Marck Hudon, both of whom went above and beyond in making her final days comfortable. A Celebration of Jean's Life will be held at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver, on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to BC Childrens' Hospital, or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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