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2019-09-10BREKSTAD, Caroll AnneJuly 28, 1943 - September 10, 2019 I arrived into this world in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and was eagerly greeted by my parents Peggy and Alvin Faught. My brother Richard and sister Linda followed a few years later. Before I can remember, we moved to the lakeshore in Sudbury where I lived until I was 18. During this time, I graduated High School and developed a keen interest in sports, especially swimming. From a young age I went to church and then taught Sunday School. This gave me a strong faith to carry me through my earthly life. I joined the RCAF at age 18 and moved to different bases including Winnipeg where I met Les. We got married and when we decided to have a family, I left the RCAF. Our daughters Sheri and Lee and a variety of pets completed our family. We moved to various exotic places like Gysumville MB, North Bay ON, Holberg BC, Inuvik NWT, Oslo Norway and more. I always had various interesting jobs: pre school teacher, radio host, library helper, sewing teacher and a number of years working for DND in Ottawa. We retired to Chilliwack in 1996 and enjoyed a number of years teaching, calling and cueing square dancing and round dancing. It was a fun retirement. My grandchildren Josephine and Celia kept me on my toes. Unfortunately, I have spent the last few years coping with heart problems and ever advancing dementia until my physical being stopped functioning at the beautiful and peaceful Valleyhaven Retirement Community. My spiritual being and I are now off to Heaven to gather with past family, friends and pets. Until we meet again. Service: Carman United Church 7258 Vedder Rd. Sunday 22 September at 1 pm.
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 jenniferholz20@gmail.com 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.

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