In Memoriam

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2020-06-15WINTON, Sylvia Milada

Sylvia Milada Winton (nee Downs) died peacefully on June 15, 2020.

Adored sister of Barry Downs and wife Mary, Loving Aunt to Bill Downs and Elizabeth Hewer, (Bruce) and Colleen Winton and Scott Winton.

Sylvia was born in Vancouver and early years were spent in West Point Grey, with father, William Arthur Downs, Mother, Milada Marie Downs, brother Barry and Chummy, her beloved dog.

There she met her life-long friend Davida Beedle (Sloan) who shared her love for horse riding and the outdoors.

Sylvia attended York House School, where she excelled in her studies and especially at tennis.

With doubles partner Lee Davenport, she entered tournaments in Vancouver, Washington State and Oregon. Sylvia's many trophy's attest to her competitive spirit, and winning ways.

Sylvia attended UBC and joined Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Her friendships with others lasted into adult life. They were called the Gang of Six.

In June 1961 Sylvia married John Winton.

For many years they enjoyed an active life of square dancing. Sylvia was a gracious hostess, John's critic, the sound engineer, and the supportive cause of happy memories, and wonderful friendships.

The family would like to thank Sylvia's dedicated, companion, and later caregiver, Esmeralda Martinez..

As well, the family wishes to thank niece Colleen Winton and partner Neil for management services and dealing with Sylvia's increasing health requirements. In addition, we would like to thank Dr. Wayne Smith for his years of attention.

A celebration of Sylvia's life will be held at a later date.

2020-04-27MAXWELL, Darlene

(Gloria) ‘Darlene’ Maxwell, February 27, 1945 – April 27, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Mom at the age of 75 years. Darlene passed away peacefully at Victoria hospice with family at her side.Darlene is survived by her brothers Howard and Kenneth Chamberlin, her three children: Will Maxwell, Tami Rober (Paul) and Kimberly Theriault (Kevin), her six grandchildren: Barbara Rober (Shane Russell), Jessie Rober (Jon Browning), Tessa Maxwell (Russell Harris), Alex Maxwell (Jade Smith), Zackary and Nickolas Theriault and three great-grandchildren: Ryder, Priya and Mackenzie.

Darlene will be remembered for her love of her family and extended family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved square dancing, and playing cards and darts. She was an accomplished seamstress and made many items over the years. After retirement she started making square dancing clothes and doing embroidery. She made many gifts for friends and family and loved making baby and children’s items, including embroidered books, letters, pretend food and beautiful shirts and dresses for her grandchildren.

Darlene will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Darlene was predeceased by her parents Howard and Alice, her sisters April and Pam and her husband William Maxwell (in 1974). Rest in peace Mom, go be with Dad and give him a big hug from us all.

Our family would like to thank all the Victoria hospice staff for their care during this difficult time. At Darlene’s request there will be no service.

2020-04-01CAMPONI, Marjorie MayAt the age of 98, Marjorie passed away peacefully at Queens Park Care Centre, New Westminster BC. She was born in New Westminster and lived in Langley for the past 45 years. She was an avid square dancer and she also enjoyed knitting, gardening and baking. Survived by her grandchildren, Ryan Guy (Christine), Kerry Lee (Ryan), Kelly Brouwer (Jeremy), and Larry Jr. Burke (Kelly), and great-grandchildren Jenna, Jayden, Kieren, Arianna, Emma, Cadence, Casey, Kaela and son-in-law Larry. Aunty Marj is fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews Marjorie was predeceased by husband Cam (Clarence) Camponi (1979), Daughter Dianne Burke (2010), Great Grandson Justin Brouwer (2018), sister Joyce Rochon and brother Harry Wood (2011). Full of life and razor-sharp wit, she will be missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Queens Park Care Centre for their extraordinary care of Marjorie - you are truly exceptional. Private burial in Langley. Celebration of Life will be announced once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
2020-03-08PETTIRSCH, WernerWerner Pettirsch passed away peacefully on March 9, 2020. He emigrated from Germany to Vancouver in 1958 to join his brother. He married Frieda Scholz and they celebrated in the births of their children, John and Angela. Sadly, he was predeceased by his wife in 1990 and his son in 1991. He is survived by his partner Gaylene Ward, daughter Angela (Oliver), brother Helmet (Renate), sisters Mia and Traude (Lothar), and many loving family and friends in Canada and Germany. The funeral will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Westminster on March 25 at 12 p.m. Messages of condolences can be left at
2020-02-27PERRY, DavidDavid James Perry, of Langley, BC passed away on February 27, 2020 at St. Paul's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Dave was born to parents, Nan and David A Perry on April 4, 1941 and grew up in Lancer, Saskatchewan. He was older brother to Don and Pat. Dave joined the RCMP and rode in the musical ride in his younger years. He retired from the RCMP after over 30 years of service in B.C. He found a new career helping people as a driver for Handy Dart for another 12 years before fully retiring.
Dave met Joan Bantly, on a blind date while she was in nursing school at St Paul's Hospital in 1967. They were married for 52 years. He was a loving husband and father to 3 daughters, Charlene, Cheryl & Debbie. He welcomed son in laws Colin, Dave, and Peter into the family. He was a beloved grandpa to Erin, Lauren, Claire, Jack, Olivia, Nathan & Lucas. Dave was an amazing gardener and spent hours working in his garden and watching the birds and hummingbirds that visited. He loved golfing and square dancing. And he loved watching all sports, especially fond of hockey, football, his team Saskatchewan Roughriders, baseball and golf.
"We'll always remember that special smile, that caring heart, that warm embrace, you always gave us. You being there for mom and us through good and bad times, no matter what. We'll always remember you Dad because they'll never be another one to replace you in our hearts, and the love we will always have for you."
Friends and family will cherish every memory with Dave. He will forever be missed and forever be loved. A date for the Celebration of Dave's life will be forthcoming.
2020-01-23McDONALD, Richard

It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Richard McDonald announce his passing at the age of 79 years.

Richard was born in Belfast, Ireland. It was there that he met and married Maureen McDonald (nee Ward). They settled shortly thereafter in North Vancouver, BC and had three daughters. Sadly Richard was predeceased by his wife in 1986 Richard will be forever missed by his children Eunice (Cindy), Denise (Murray) and Oonagh (Robert) and his grandchildren Saoirse, Niall, Cora and Breccan. He will also be lovingly remembered by his large extended family and countless friends.>/p>

A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and a Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. both at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.

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