In Memoriam

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2019-07-24KNOWLES, William ("Bill") RussellWith great sadness, the family of William Knowles announces his peaceful passing on Wednesday, July 24th at the age of 73. Bill will be forever remembered by his wife Vivianne, son Christopher (Connie), grandchildren Cameron (Josée), Ashlyn, and Evan, great granddaughter Aurora, sister Donna, nephew Mark, extended family and friends.
2019-06-04HAMPTON, GeorgePassed away peacefully on June 4, 2019 in his 85th year. Predeceased by his parents Everett Hampton and Vera Townson, sister Margaret, 2001 and son David, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Valerie Ann; daughter Deborah; sons Alan and Scott (Alison); grandchildren Jennifer Richardson, Ashley (Paul) Revitt, Alexandra Hampton, Michael and Jonathan Hampton; great-grandson William Revitt; and brothers Chuck (Pat) Hampton and Ron (Barb) Townson. A Celebration of Life Service is being held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., St. Michael's Anglican Church, 12996 60th Ave., Surrey, BC. No flowers by request, donations to the BC Lung Association or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
2019-05-04HOLZ, Erick HerbertHe was born and raised in Mexico. Predeceased by his wife, Mary and his son, Craig. Survived by his daughters Susan Ridington and Lea Holz (Toby), grandchildren Graeme, Leif, Trevor, Marlowe and Nyckeija and his siblings, Lila, Alex, Mirta and Jose. He had a great life filled with love, fun and adventure. He will be missed by family, friends and customers of Dunbar Cycles. A Celebration of Life is set for August 17th, 2-5pm at West Point Grey Community Centre. Pls. RSVP Feliz Vida
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

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