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Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 20:28:42 -0700

Vancouver Sun and/or The Province; May 03, 2008 > Vancouver home

Obituaries and Guest Books for 5/3/2008
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ALAN (TINKER) AHOFF It is with sadness that we announce the sudden and
unexpected death of Alan Ahoff, in Edmonton, AB, on Sunday, April 27, 2008,
at the age of 60 years. Cremation has taken place and a private family
service will be held at a later date in Winnipeg, Manitoba. GREEN ACRES
Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, (204) 222-3241 Life stories
may be shared with friends and family across the globe at
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

AMOS Margaret Ann (nee Sutherland) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April
29th, 2008 at the age of 88. Born in Wick, Scotland, she emigrated to
Vancouver in 1946 as a war bride. Margaret is predeceased by her loving
husband, Gerald Amos, and survived by her two daughters, Wendy Aiken and
Judith Amos, son-in-law Pat Aiken, four grandchildren, Judith, Matthew,
Warren and Emily, and great-grandson Max. Margaret will also be lovingly
remembered by her nieces and nephews in Canada, the U.S., and Scotland. Her
love of music led Margaret to years of joy singing with church choirs and
the Sweet Adelines. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at St.
Mark’s Anglican Church, 12953 20th Avenue, South Surrey, on Wednesday, May
7, 2008 at 3 o’clock.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

Jean Ashdown February 28, 1926, to April 30, 2008 “Gone to meet Bill”
Beloved wife of Bill Ashdown; cherished mother to Sheena (Dale Hamilton),
Charleen (Robert Trowhill), and Valerie (Art Baddorf); dear grandmother to
Jesse McBeath (Nadia Sidky), Zachary, Kristi and Alicia Baddorf; much loved
sister to Colin (Ruth) and Leslie (Ellen) Hempsall. Jean once said she had a
charmed life. The core was her extraordinary marriage to her adored husband,
Bill, who died in June 2005 after 57 years of much happiness, fun, and
adventure. Together, they travelled, partied, danced, delighted in the
company of their dear friends, sang (BilI on his ukelele), and set an
example of sheer enjoyment of life that their children are striving to
emulate. Born in Vancouver, Jean took a BA degree at UBC and enjoyed her
career as a teacher and area counsellor in the Vancouver school system. She
was a naturally cheerful person, with much e?lan, social grace and joy in
life’s small pleasures. Unpretentious, indifferent to status or show,
steadfast to family and friends, curious, educated and engaged, Jean
embodied truly civilized values. She and Bill gave their children a
brilliant childhood of travels to England, Europe and the Caribbean, magical
summers on Saturna Island, devoted pets, water sports, music, and much love.
The kids were forever welcomed back to the family home, for which they are
very grateful; they will always appreciate their parents’ bountiful
generosity and legacy. Jean and Bill were also entrenched feminists and gave
their kids the most wonderful gift of freedom to always be people first,
girls second. Jean’s family lets her go from this life with deep sorrow, but
with joy too, knowing that she has gone to meet her most dearly beloved
Bill, as well as their many much loved pets. A memorial gathering will be
held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main
Street, Vancouver. Walkey & Company Funeral Directors 604-738-0006
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/2/2008 – 5/3/2008.

BARRON Ruby Mae Lila 95 years of age, born February 17, 1913, passed away
April 30, 2008. Predeceased by husband, William, she is survived by son,
Gordon (Diana), grandsons, Clayton, Matthew and Morgan (Colleen), and
great-grandson, Brett. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial
service to celebrate her life on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at
First Memorial Funeral Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. Reception to
follow. Donations can be made in her memory to the Alzheimers Society. Ruby
will always be alive in the happy memories she has left her family and
friends. FIRST MEMORIAL – 876-5585
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

Celebration of Life DR. NELSON BEATON A celebration of Nels life will be
held on May 15, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 1968 E. 19th Avenue.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

BOEN BenSeptember 12, 1927 – April 22, 2008 It is with profound sadness that
we announce the passing of my loving husband, our beloved father and witty
grandpa Ben Boen, born in Indonesia, passed away in Vancouver, in his 80th
year on April 22, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. The family
wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at St. Paul’s Hospital Palliative
Care Unit for the excellent and loving care provided to Ben. We take comfort
in the fact that he died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family. He
will be greatly missed by his wife Julie, daughter Monica, son Jeff,
son-in-law Hauw, and grandchildren Calvin, Chiara and Casey as well as
family and many, many friends. As painful as it is to say goodbye to the one
we loved so much, we rejoice in the fact that he is no longer suffering, but
is with the Lord in heaven. According to Ben’s wishes the cremation took
place in silence on April 28, 2008.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

BROWN Dorothy Jane (Dolly) nee Lane January 18, 1921 – April 26, 2008 Born
Nottingham, England. Came to Canada (Edmonton) in 1928 with parents Jane and
Bert Lane, sisters Jean and Beryl. Her sister Colleen was born in Edmonton.
Dolly was predeceased by husband Allan (Al) February 20, 2004. Dolly is
survived by her loving family; Janyce Sutton (Glenn) from Alberta, Alane
Overacker, Allan (Jackie) Brown from Richmond, Carol (Robert) Vincent from
Kamloops, Jennifer (Jamie) Morgan from Surrey, grandchildren, Debbie,
Bonnie, Darren (Tina), Nikki (Mike), Allan Jr. Jr., Alyssa, Adam, Nicole and
Tessa; great-grandchildren, Alec, Dayton, Bay-Lee, Mathew, Hayley and
Gregory in Alberta; and special longtime school friends, Eileen Wright and
Myra Innes in Edmonton. Heartfelt thanks to Dolly’s doctor, Dr. Sharon Dodd
and ICU nurse Sheila at Richmond General Hospital for her loving care. We’ll
miss our happy Christmas Eves and Christmas Day get-togethers and Sunday
dinners. You will be forever in our hearts and sadly missed. A Celebration
of Dolly’s life will be held Monday, May 5, 2008 at Richmond Funeral Home
and Reception Centre, 8420 Cambie Rd., Richmond, BC at 11:00 am with
interment to follow at Valley View Cemetery, 14644 72nd Ave., Surrey, BC
following the service and reception. In lieu of flowers donations to the
Heart & Stroke or SPCA.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/1/2008 – 5/4/2008.

BULL Robert (Rob) October 6, 1969 – May 3, 2001 In Loving Memory of Rob Not
a day goes by without your memory in our hearts. – Love, Mom, brother Randy,
sister Debbie and Kash and son Kyle
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

BUSSELL Beverley Hope Our dear Beverley died peacefully in her sleep on
April 3, 2008 in her 87th year. She is lovingly remembered by her nieces
Miriam Harrison and Ann Bussell. They wish to thank Helen Kirby for her
years of wonderful service and advocacy and the staff at Mount St. Mary
Hospital for their first class care. There will be a memorial service in the
chapel at Mount St. Mary Hospital, 861 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC on May
28, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. Please contact for further details.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

CAPRIO Joanne (nee Stewart) January 19, 1945 – April 22, 2008 After fighting
her cancer by every means possible, Joanne passed away in Richland,
Washington, in her home with her family by her side. Lovingly remembered her
husband of 41 years, Jerry; daughter Lisa Robinson (Brian); son Glenn Caprio
(Christina); mother Violet Stewart; sister Sheila Sinclair; grandchildren
Hailey and Gianna Caprio, Kaitlyn and Tyler Robinson; sister-in-law Mary
(Stan); three nieces; one nephew and many dear friends. Predeceased by
father Ronald Walter Stewart, and in laws Mario and Edith Caprio. A
celebration of life will be held on Friday May 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at First
Memorial Boal Chapel 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. Donations may be
made in Joanne’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society (North) Vancouver,
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

Robert Castle 1924 – 2007 “Now fades the glimmering landscape” Dear Bob,
your love is missed every day and every night and will be always. – Vi, Vird
and Lin
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

CHIN Karen Kar-Lai (nee Lam)December 8, 1976 – April 29, 2008 After a long
and courageous battle with cancer, Karen was taken away by angels up to
Heaven to be with God. Karen fought a tremendously brave battle and is an
inspiration to all. No words can describe the loss of such a beautiful and
loving woman, taken too early from this earth. Karen rested comfortably at
home and passed away in her sleep…her tragic loss was sudden and
unexpected to everyone. Karen will forever be remembered by her husband
Bennett, her baby boy Tyler, her mother Cynthia, her parents-in-law Betty
and Benny, her grandparents, and all her uncles, aunts and friends. A
memorial service will be held at Ocean View Funeral Home on May 9, 2008 at
2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency would be
appreciated. Please say a prayer for Karen and know that she has found peace
at last with God.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

COOKE Grace Born February 13, 1909; passed away April 26, 2008 and most
recently a resident of White Rock, B.C. Grace was preceded in death by her
husband, Robert Darwin Cooke. She is survived by her daughters Darolyn
Greenhut and Susan Dosot; son-in-law, Michael Greenhut; granddaughter,
Michele Vander Zwan and husband Peter; grandson, Michael Taschuk and wife,
Kathleen; 2 great-granddaughters; 4 great-grandsons; 1
great-great-granddaughter; 1 great-great-grandson; 4 step grandchildren; 9
great-grandchildren; 1 sister and her husband; 1 sister-in-law; nieces,
nephews and their children. This truly wonderful lady will be dearly missed
by her family and friends. Funeral Prayers will occur on Monday, May 5 from
6 – 9 p.m. at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Parish. Funeral service will be
on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic
Church, 4451 Williams Rd, Richmond, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please send
donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, or your favorite charity.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

CORMAN Ann Rose On April 28, 2008 our Auntie Ann passed away at the Louis
Brier Home and Hospital. She was born almost 96 years ago in Dauphin,
Manitoba and moved to Vancouver in 1939. She was the longest living of her 6
siblings and recently lost her “”baby”” brother Sidney, on January 24, 2008.
Ann was the epitomy of good health and independence, and remained active
with a sharp mind, humour and a strong interest in friends and family. She
enjoyed a long career in the retail industry and ran the show, up to the age
of 74. We celebrate her long life and legacy of generosity, love and
kindness to her family, friends and Jewish community.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/5/2008.

DANIELS Gregory George With sadness and much love we announce the passing of
our father and husband Gregory George on April 28, 2008. Greg was born on
October 12, 1920 in Kayville, Saskatchewan, the youngest of six boys, to
parents Nicholas and Nettie. At 19 he enlisted in the army and served 5 1/2
years overseas with the RCEME. In 1945 he met the love of his life, Helen
Joan Ross at a dance at Hammersmith Palais, London. They were married a year
later in Regina, Saskatchewan, and have been dancing together ever since.
Greg worked as a carpenter for 18 years and as an apprenticeship counselor
for the Department of Labour until retiring in 1984. Greg and Helen lived in
White Rock and Dawson Creek, and spent the last 34 years in Delta. Greg will
be remembered for his green thumb and generous gifts from the garden. His
family remembers his joy of carpentry, the beautiful gemstones he cut, the
wine he made from his grapes, his acute sense of humour and love of the
land. But most of all they remember his huge heart and unwavering love of
family. Greg will be deeply missed by his wife Helen of 62 years, their
daughter Patricia (Gerald), son Peter (Bonnie), and daughters Georgina
(William) and Jeannie (Paul). He is also loved by his four grandchildren,
Richard, Patrece, Nicholas and Jenson, and great-grandchildren Anthony,
Cameron, Matthew and Jordan. A celebration of Greg’s life will be held at
the All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Drive, Delta, BC on May 6, 2008
at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Delta
Hospital or Delta Hospice. Go gently into God’s garden Dad.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

DHANJI Ramratti May 3, 1995 Your heart was the dearest in all the wide
world. Your love the best to recall. For no one on earth could take your
place. You are still the dearest of all. Love, all your family and friends
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

DUKOWSKI Adam Adam passed away on April 28 after a two month battle with
pneumonia. He was born on November 27 1914, in Borszczow, Poland. He died
with family members by his side. He is survived by his wife of 65 years
(Marie) and his three sons: Victor (Lynda), Cornel (Barbara) Albin (Lucy)
and six grandchildren, Alison, Graham, Jason, Matthew, Kristen and Michael.
Adam immigrated to Canada, alone, in 1929 at the age of 15. By the age of
21, he was running his own business in Winnipeg. He ran several businesses
there before moving his family to Vancouver in 1950 where he started another
business which sustained his family till retirement. Prayer services will be
held at St. Casimir’s Church at 1187 E. 27th Ave. on Monday, May 5 at 7:30
P.M. The funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 A.M.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

EMERSON Iris Maude October 14, 1928 – April 26, 2008 It is with great
sadness that we announce the passing of Iris Emerson on April 26, 2008 after
a short, though courageous battle with liver cancer. Born, Iris Watson,
October 14, 1928 in Victoria, BC, Mum is predeceased by her first husband of
8 years, John Hamer, and second husband of 44 years, Keith Emerson, and
sisters Jean and Violet. She is survived by her brother Charlie (Bessie),
her son, John (Margaret), granddaughters Janice and Kathryn (Rob),
great-grandchildren Tim and Nicole, and many nieces and nephews who will
miss her youthful spirit and ability to bring smiles wherever she went. Iris
was a devoted fan of harness racing at Fraser Downs, Cloverdale, an active
member of Kennedy House Seniors’ Centre, The Red Hat Society, an eager
student of Hawaiian dancing, and a loyal retiree of Zellers’ Scottsdale
store staff. Her love and compassion for animals was as big, and unfailing,
as her sense of humour! Her life leaves memories of laughter, levity and
hugs for all who knew her. The family would like to express appreciation to
the doctors, nurses and staff at Surrey Memorial Hospital for their
compassionate care. A Memorial Service will be held at Valley View Memorial
Gardens, 14644 – 76th Avenue, Surrey, Wednesday, May 7th, at 1:30 pm. In
lieu of flowers, donations to your local SPCA may be made.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/2/2008 – 5/4/2008.

FULTON Glenn Allen Passed away in his 83rd year at the Royal City Manor in
New Westminster on April 13, 2008. Glenn was predeceased by his beloved wife
Muriel in 2005 after 57 years of marriage. He is survived by his daughter,
Michelle and her husband Brian Hoyt of California as well as brother and
sister in laws: Joan and Ray Dickinson, Marj Rielly, Bea and George Wilde,
Bess and Gordon Musick, Doug and Marg Mullen, many cousins, nieces, nephews
and countless friends. Glenn was born on November 25, 1925 at the Royal
Columbian Hospital in New Westminster to Violet and Alan Fulton. After
graduating from high school Glenn joined the Navy and was stationed in
Halifax. After his service Glenn took a position with Shell Canada where he
remained as an Executive for 35 years until his retirement in 1981. Glenn
loved swimming and table tennis but his passion was golf. He became a member
of the Vancouver Golf Club in 1957 and remained a member until his death.
The members at the Vancouver Golf Club were Glenn’s extended family. Glenn
made a difference in so many people’s lives and will be sorrowfully missed
by all those that had the honor of knowing him. The family would like to
give a special thanks to the staff at the Royal City Manor for all the care
and love given to Glenn. A Celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at the
Vancouver Golf Club, 771 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, 11:00 a.m., May
10, 2008. If you have any questions, or require directions please call the
Vancouver Golf Club at 604-936-3404. In lieu of flowers a donation to the
charity of your choice in Glenn’s name is appreciated.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/5/2008.

GAGNE Eugene Passed away peacefully in Vancouver on April 23, 2008 in his
88th year. He was predeceased by his much loved wife, Jessie and many
brothers and sisters. Lovingly survived by his brother Fernand, wife
Madeleine and many nieces and nephews in Quebec. Eugene was a man of great
talent who was way ahead of his time for some of his inventions. In his
successful life, he was a fisherman, lumberjack, work for a carnival that
traveled Canada and worked on the Toronto and Vancouver docks as a
Stevedore. He will be greatly missed by the Gibbins family who adopted him
as a Grandfather to Andrew and Barbara’s children Amie and Christopher.
Thank you to the caring, compassionate Homemakers, who cared for him in his
home. Our sincere appreciation to the staff at Vancouver General Hospital
for their exceptional care and support. The Funeral Service will be held on
Thursday, May 8th 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Vancouver Memorial Services &
Crematorium, 5505 Fraser Street, Vancouver, B.C. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the charity of your choice in Eugene’s name would be
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

GILL Gurcharn (Charno) April 22, 1936 – April 25, 2008 If love could have
saved you, you would have lived forever. We are deeply saddened by the
sudden passing of our beloved Charno on Friday, April 25th, 2008. Her
amazing strength and loving nature was always evident throughout her life in
her various roles as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, daughter,
sister, cousin, aunt and friend. She was predeceased by her husband, Hakim
Gill (1982). Also predeceased by her parents, Jaswant Singh and Sham Kaur
Berar, of Lake Cowichan, BC. Charno was born on April 22, 1936 in Duncan,
BC. She is survived by her cherished four children; Gurmeet (Ron Sengara),
Cindy, Surinder (Nick Mahal), and Rajpaul, and “Mama” to four treasured
grandchildren; Michael, Stephanie, Tage, and Jacob. Charno will also be
lovingly remembered by her six siblings; Abtar Berar, Sodi Berar, Vic Berar,
Susie Sandhu, Curly Berar, and Sharon Niles, their respective families and
sister-in-law Nasib Kaur Sidhu and her family. Charno will be greatly missed
by her many extended family members and countless friends whose lives she
touched. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC., followed
by a service at the Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple, 18691 Westminster
Hwy., Richmond, BC. Should you wish, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC
would greatly appreciate your support.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/1/2008 – 5/3/2008.

GOOD Eleanor MargueriteJuly 20, 1937 – May 3, 2007 It has been but a year
since you left to sleep with the angels, and we miss you deeply. Everyday
you slip into our memories, to let us know how much you loved us. But dear
heart, we wish you were here. Your Family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/2/2008 – 5/4/2008.

GREEN Phillip William March 16, 1913 – April 23, 2008 Phil passed away
peacefully at home with family after a brief illness. Phil was a wonderful
person and his loss will be deeply felt by family and friends. He was
predeceased by his wife Jean and Sister Margaret Chard. His family Don,
Vilma, Jeremy and Cooper will always have great memories of an energetic and
loving man. An avid golfer and long time Insurance Broker, Phil’s honesty
and professionalism earned him the respect of all whose lives he touched.
Phil was extremely gratefully for his longevity and health and felt
privileged to have had such a devoted family and friends. We would like to
thank his caregivers for their kindness. Phil thought you were wonderful. A
memorial service will be held on Friday May 16th, at 1pm at Kerrisdale
Presbyterian Church, 2733 West 41st Ave, Vancouver BC. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

HAY Catherine (Kate) Known to family and friends as Nana passed away
peacefully on the 25th April, 2008 at the age of 101. Kate was born in
Edwell, Alberta and had been a long term resident of B.C. Predeceased by her
husband, Jim of 57 years; her daughter, Charlotte and grandson Jeff.
Survived by her daughter, Roberta and sons Neil (Jackie) and Jack (Kazy), 11
grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. The
family would like to thank all the staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre for all
the exceptional care and support given to our Nana during the last six
years. in lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Kate’s memory to cancer
research. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

JAMIESON Marywinn (nee Slipper) Born September 16, 1914 in Chicago Ill, died
peacefully at home on April, 28, 2008. Predeceased by husband Robert in
1997. Marywinn is survived by her loving family; sons Robert of Clyde River,
Nova Scotia, Mark of Vancouver; daughter Jill (Tomas) Bettendorf of Camden,
South Carolina; 10 grandchildren Ryan, Brodie, Sarah, Erica, Kristin, Sean,
Colin, Robert Bettendorf, Margot (Richard) Martin, and Monica (Peter)
Groves, 4 great-grandsons and sister Elizabeth Petry. She was a graduate of
Loretto College School and St. Michael’s School of Nursing (Toronto, 1936).
For many years she volunteered at “The Door is Open”, and was a long-time
member of Marine Drive Golf Club. Prayers will be offered 7:00pm, Monday May
5 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 5457 Trafalgar St, Vancouver,
where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00am, Tuesday May 6th.
Fr. John Pinto Celebrant. Interment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park,
Burnaby. Donations in memory of Marywinn to the charity of your choice will
be gratefully acknowledged. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

JELENSKY Milan April 05,1927 – April 20, 2008 Grandpa, Dad was called to
climb a higher peak on Sunday evening. Born in Stare Hory, Slovakia April
05, 1927, Milan came to Canada in 1962. Dad was an inspiration to all that
were lucky enough to have met him…His never ending appetite to earn yet
another degree of knowledge at UBC and his amazing zest for life will leave
us all inspired. He was still carrying his books to UBC up to January of
this year and was working on his 4th degree. An engineer with BC Hydro, an
instructor with St. Johns Ambulance and a member of the Apline Club of
Canada. A great philospher of life. Dad had a never-ending love of the
mountains and climbed peaks in Europe and Canada. He shared his love for
travel with his family, and we are thankful for the many wonderful memories.
Milan, will be greatly missed but always in our thoughts and prayers. His
loving family, his wife of 45 years Meryl, son, Terry, daughter Christine
(Brian) and granchildren Dylan and Tyler, sister Vierka and niece Lubica in
Slovakia. Dad, May God hold you in his palm… Our thanks to the nurses in
Palliative care LGH for their kindness and support. Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2347 Inglewood Ave.,
West Vancouver on Tuesday, May 13th at 10am. Celebration of life to follow
in the church hall.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

JOLIN Marie (Mamie) Born February 24, 1910, passed quickly and peacefully in
her home April 26, 2008. Mamie enjoyed life to the fullest, she was Blessed
with good health, wonderful sense of humor, and an active mind. At age 98,
Marie completed an extraordinary life, involving friends, dining out, and an
amazing quick wit, she was an advent gambler who so much enjoyed her weekly
visits to the Casino’s with friends and family. With the blessing of full
faculty, and her zest for life, her body would not keep up with the demands
of an active mind. Mamie will be sadly missed, and will forever be
remembered by the fond memories of a loving family, who along with Mamie
thought living to “100” would be achievable. Survived by her loving family,
daughter, Juhli Tieman, son Ray (Elsie), two grandchildren Claudine McCaw
(Scott) and Jason McNulty (Vicki), three great-grandchildren, Dylan McNulty,
Delaney and Carrigan McCaw. Predeceased by husband Pat, eight sisters, one
brother and great-grandson Jackson McCaw. “A life well lived Mamie”…. You
are forever in our hearts. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the
Charity of your choice. No service, but a celebration of her life will be
honored at 2:00 p.m. Friday May 9, 2008 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1025
Ridgeway Coquitlam, BC
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

Elizabeth Helen Keatley (nee Grant) Died peacefully in Vancouver on April
29, 2008 after a courageous fight with cancer. She was born in Vancouver on
September 26, 1929 and raised in Kerrisdale. Recently predeceased by Philip,
her beloved husband of fifty-four years. Elizabeth is survived by her
brother John Grant (Sandy), her three children, Anne Murdoch (Brent), Chris
Keatley (Tracey) and Julia Keatley (Guy), and five grandchildren Chris,
Kate, Jenny, William and Sarah. Elizabeth attended Crofton House, Point Grey
and Magee High Schools, before heading off to UBC, where she graduated with
a B.A. in 1951. At UBC she joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, became an
enthusiastic member of the Players Club and began many lifelong friendships.
It was through the Players Club that Libby met Philip and began a love
affair that nourished their shared commitment to close and extended family
that became the foundation of their lives. Early in their marriage they
moved to London, England where Elizabeth supported the struggling actors who
shared their flat. After returning to Vancouver in 1957, she led a rich and
active life; she volunteered for many arts organizations, was a founding
member of the P.P.B.S., jointly started a catering company called “Brown
Cow”, and co-owned a small island in the Sechelt Inlet that she christened
“Fluttering Gussets”. Always warm and welcoming, she was the centre of many
a lively and stimulating dinner party, opening her heart and home to all. An
affectionate and supportive mother, she was a voracious reader, adventurous
traveler, fabulous cook, brilliant gardener, and always ready to perform a
charade in her own inimitable style. Elizabeth was a woman of grace,
strength and love. Always a lady, she will be deeply missed by all who had
the privilege of knowing her. The family extends their deepest appreciation
to the staff at V.G.H, Cottage Hospice and the numerous doctors who helped
to keep her with us over many years. A memorial service will be held on
Friday, May 30, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 949 W. 49th Ave.,
Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Performing Arts
Lodge (PAL), Vancouver, in memory of Elizabeth Keatley.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/5/2008.

KELLY Diane (nee Hooper)With her husband at her side, Diane passed away
peacefully at Victoria Hospice on April 28, 2008. Lovingly remembered by her
devoted husband of 53 years, Art; her children, Lynne (Trevor), Guy (Lori)
and Ian; her grandchildren, Stacey (Lars), Charlene (Andrew) and Brian. Also
survived by her brother, Barry Hooper (Jacquie) and brother-in-law, Chuck
Kelly (Zilda); also her cherished nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and
neighbors. A proud 1954 graduate of Vancouver General Hospital School of
Nursing, Diane’s exceptionally caring bedside manner shone through in every
way, always putting the needs of others ahead of her own. A celebration of
Diane’s life will be held at the First Memorial Chapel, 4725 Falaise Drive,
Victoria on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 2 pm. Flowers gratefully declined in
favor of donations to Victoria Hospice or BC Cancer Society. Condolence can
be sent to Saanich link.
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KONKIN Molly Lorraine Born August 5, 1923 and passed away April 30, 2008 at
the age of 84 in the presence of her loving sister, Mary and her loving
niece, Beverly. Molly will be sadly missed and remembered by many nephews,
nieces as well as many good friends. Molly spent her life caring for many
children as a Teacher in the Surrey School District. She worked at
Kensington Prairie, Grosvenor Road and several other elementary schools.
Molly received her education at Normal School in Regina. During the last 30
years of Molly’s retirement, she travelled extensively, was an avid golfer,
and enjoyed many card games such as bridge and canasta with close friends.
Molly was also very generous to her charities. There will be no funeral
service for Molly at her request. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation
to a charity of your choice.
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KOUTNIK – Jaroslav “Jerry” Born May 29, 1911 in Kralove, Czechoslovakia,
passed away April 30, 2008 aged 96 with Eleanora, his wife of 66 years and
daughter in law Betty at his side. Predeceased by son Donald (2004) siblings
William, John, George and Hana in Czechoslovakia. Survived by wife Eleanora,
daughter in law Betty, grandsons: David, Dan (Diane) Michael (Deb) and great
grandchildren: Michael, Nicolas, Danielle and Alexa. Jerry moved to Canada
alone in 1930, married Eleanora in 1941 and moved to Vancouver in 1944. He
was a loving and caring husband and father and was a dedicated member of the
Kerrisdale Lodge #117, Zion Lodge #77, Eastern Star Chapter #81 and Richmond
#73, Worthy Patron 4 times, and the Shiners Gizeh Rajah Club. In lieu of
flowers donations to the Cancer Car Program, 1495 West 8th, Vancouver BC,
V6H 1C9 would be appreciated. Jerry says goodbye to family, relatives,
neighbours and friends. “Till we meet again” Personal Alternative (604)
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KRING Irene September 1927 – April 2008 Passed away peacefully early Monday,
April 28 after a short stay at Peace Arch Hospital. Survived by husband
James and sons Gary and Glen (Lynn), daughters Joanne and Donna (Terry),
grandchildren Drew, Emily and Spencer Kring and Thomas, Garner and Fraser
Miller. Thank you to all our family and friends for the loving support. No
service requested. Donations in Irene’s memory may be made to Peace Arch
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KUZIK Michael November 14, 1916 – April 30, 2008 Passed away at Vancouver
General Hospital with his family at his side after a long illness. Born in
Alonsa, Manitoba, he is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Emily,
daughter Sandra Shepard (Michael), and beloved grandson Alexander, as well
as numerous nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed. Heartfelt thanks
to the staff of the Banfield Pavilion 3rd Floor, and the VGH ACE Unit 11D
for their extraordinary kindness to Dad over the last two months. Funeral
service will be held on Friday May 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral
Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby BC. In lieu of flowers, if you wish,
please make a donation to a charity of your choice; Dad would like that.
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DR. HERBERT NAI KWONG (N.K.) LEE Dr. Lee was born in Hong Kong in 1937 as
the 7th of 11 children. He was predeceased in 1993 by Jennifer Oi-Ching Lee
(nee Ho) and survived by Magdalene Mei Ling Lee (nee Chio) and daughters
Angela Lee (married to Lawrence Ho) and Benita Lee (married to Craig
Litwin). Wonderful Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Physician, Missionary,
Artiste, Gardener, Friend. He will be remembered for his kindness,
compassion and care for so many both professionally and personally. His life
was a testimony to God’s goodness and grace that has touched many. Thanks to
Drs. R. Chan and J. Amar. Added thanks to the physicians, nurses, staff and
volunteers at St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit on 10-D. Memorial Service to
be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday May 6th, 2008 at Broadway Church (2700 East
Broadway @ Slocan). In lieu of flowers, Dr. Lee requests donations be made
to the Chinese Christian Mission – Canada (CCM-Canada), Attn: Costa Rica
Project. tel: 604-877-8606.
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LEWIS William The family of William (Bill) Lewis sadly announces that he
passed away quietly April 23, 2008 in his 86th year following a brief stay
in hospital. An exemplary man who was a pillar of strength, duty and
endurance, he will be mourned by his loving wife, Margaret, son David and
wife Barbara, daughters Barbara Hutchison and Elizabeth Hardacre and their
husbands David and Bob, daughter Cathy Gordon; grandchildren Louise (Phil),
Julia (Jeff), Chris, Nick, Deborah (Mark), Michael (Lena), Susanne, Ian,
Erika, Scott, Heather, Kimberley; great-grandchildren Samantha, Rachel,
Charlotte, Amber, Emilia, Henry and many more family members and friends who
will take comfort in their memories of him. Bill was born August 1,1922 in
Vancouver, and attended Sexsmith and John Oliver schools. He began to work
for Fairbanks Morse selling industrial equipment throughout BC in 1941 and
retired as Regional Manager in 1982. Bill and Margaret Muir married in 1945,
welcomed their 4 children into the world, and last year joyfully celebrated
their 62nd anniversary. Bill was devoted in the care of his own father and
mother, in-laws, extended family and others in need. He found enormous
pleasure in family holidays and gatherings, the activities of his children
and grandchildren, and everyone’s dogs. Bill and Marg travelled with many
dear friends and relatives, taking tons of photos, collecting an untold
number of “souvenirs” and corresponding faithfully with numerous family and
friends afar. Dad had a bottomless love for his family and left each of us a
huge legacy of happy memories that brings smiles to our faces even in this
time of grief. His love will remain within each of us forever. Monday, May
12th at 1:30pm a celebration of Bill’s life will be held in the Barrington
Walk clubhouse at 7288 Heather Street, Richmond. The family wishes to extend
their appreciation to Dorothy for her faithful visits, to Rev. Melanie
Gonder-Benoit for her pastoral comfort, to Dr. David Thomson and Dr. Nora
Etches for their many years of medical care, to the many health
professionals encountered at Vancouver Hospital, and to the RCAs, nurses and
other staff members of Brock Fahrni Pavilion, whose patient, cheerful and
watchful care made Dad’s final years as comfortable as they could be. In
lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bill’s name to the Tapestry
Foundation for Health Care (designate Brock Fahrni Pavilion), 3080 Prince
Edward St., Vancouver, BC, V5T 3N4. Walkey & Company Funeral Directors
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LIVINGSTON Rosemary Doris (nee Deveson) December 28, 1921 – March 14, 2008
Rosemary passed away peacefully on March 14, 2008. She had been coping with
Alzheimer’s for the last 6 years of her life. A private service and burial
occurred on April 18th at Ocean View Cemetery, Burnaby BC. Rosemary was born
in Bowsman River, Manitoba; the only child of Bertram (Peter) and Rosemary
Doris Deveson. Rosemary moved to Vancouver with her parents in the middle of
the depression. During her early teens she blossomed into an extraordinary
ballet dancer. Her prodigious dance talent quickly catapulted her onto the
international stage as a dancer with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at the
age of 15. Rosemary danced under the Russian stage name Natasha Sobinova.
Rosemary toured the world and danced with some of the premier artistic
ballet talents of that time period. Following her professional dancing
career, Rosemary founded a dancing school in the penthouse of the Georgia
Hotel, passing on to new generations of dancers the mastery of technique and
purity of line. Many generations of her students have vivid memories of
“Miss Rosemary” working her magic in the studio. Some of her students went
on to major professional success in ballet. In the late 1940’s Rosemary
moved to New York, where she married actor James “Jimmy” Westerfield. By the
mid 1950’s she had moved back to Vancouver, marrying architect Gerald
Hamilton in 1956. 1957 through 1961 was a whirlwind, giving birth to Julie,
Mark and Deirdre. Unfortunately, Rosemary and Gerald parted ways in 1967. In
1973, Rosemary married Vancouver born David Livingston who had just moved
back from spending several decades in California. David helped raise Julie,
Mark and Deirdre during the teen years while blessing his new family with
the introduction of his adult children from his previous marriage: Eleanor,
David, Marshall and Dewey. Although Rosemary and David’s marriage eventually
transformed into a close friendship, the “kids” remain as close as ever to
this day. In later years she became a talented potter, creating many
outstanding pieces that are cherished by friends and family. In the 1980’s
Rosemary’s love of dance drew her back once again to teaching children
ballet at community centres throughout Richmond. In 1995, the B.C.
Entertainment Hall of Fame honoured Rosemary Livingston who made an
outstanding contribution to entertainment in British Columbia, across
Canada, and around the world. Rosemary received a “star” on the “starwalk”
located on Vancouver’s Theatre Row and was also recognized on the “starwall”
at the Orpheum Theatre. Rosemary Livingston is survived by her loving
children Julie, Mark, Deirdre, and spouses Patrick and M.J.; and her five
grandchildren Angus, Sean, Tara, Jack and Melissa. Rosemary is also survived
by her loving step-children Eleanor, David, Marshall, Dewey and spouses
Jennifer, Kerry and Jennifer. Other treasured relationships included her
mother and best-friend-for-life Rosemary Doris Deveson, and a forty year
long friendship with confidant David Strachan. Please join us June 15th at
Hycroft (Woman’s University Club) in Vancouver from 2:00-5:00 for a
celebration of her life. Rosemary wanted her celebration to be joyous and
fun and has requested that no one wear dark colors. Your stories are
welcomed! Please call Julie Burke at 604-597-7296. A dancer to the end, her
feet were in a perfect “first” position when she passed away. There is no
doubt that would bring a smile from the heavens above!
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Margaret Frances Lumb (Card) May 21, 1920 – April 28, 2008 “Hold in your
heart, the special memories of a lifetime.” With deep love and sadness, our
family announces the passing of our dear Mum. Mum slipped away peacefully
blanketed in the love of her precious extended family. She will be sorely
missed by her children David (Patty), Barbara (David), Sue (Pat) and Cathy
and her grandchildren Jeff, Megan, Connor, Alex and Kate. Mum’s greatest
pleasure in life was time spent with grandchildren, family and friends. She
was predeceased by her husband, Ken (1996) and is survived by her sisters,
Esther Churchill (Vancouver), Bev (Hank) Fitzpatrick (Lake Cowichan), Norma
Riordan (Cecil) (Ontario), her aunt, Tabby Farrer and cousin, Bev Egilson
(New Westminster), niece Judy (Bill) McCready (Saskatoon), sister-in-law and
lifetime friend, Eva Lumb (Qualicum Beach) as well as many nieces and
nephews who adored her. Her memory will continue to be the deep bond that
holds our dear family together. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Crossroads
Inlet Hospice, 101 Noons Creek Drive, Port Moody, V3H 5J1 or FEAT of BC
(Medicare for Autism Now), c/o 4485 Ross Lane, West Vancouver, V7W 2Z2. A
celebration of life will be held in June. For details, please email
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Macdougall – John Innes April 27, 1913 – April 28, 2008 Passed away one day
after his 95th birthday at Mountain View Manor (Delta Hospital ECU). Innes
was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Canada in 1920 with his parents,
Innes and Jean. They lived in Edmonton and Victoria before settling in
Vancouver in 1925. Innes was predeceased, in December 2006, by Dorothy, his
beloved wife of 62 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters
Heather (Bill) MacMillan and Cathy Horvath; his granddaughters Sharon
MacMillan, Amy (Ryan) Ridout, and Corinne Horvath; and his
great-granddaughter Kaylee. Innes earned his B.A., Teaching Certificate, and
M.A. from U.B.C. (1934 – 1937), his M.Ed. from the Univ. of Washington
(1945) and his D.Paed. (PhD in Education) from the Univ. of Toronto (1953).
>From 1935 -1952 he was a teacher and vice-principal at Richmond High School.
>From 1952 – 1959 he was the first principal of Cambie Jr. High School
(Richmond). For the last 15 years of his career, he was a superintendent of
schools – 5 years in small districts in the interior of B.C. and 10 years in
Chilliwack. Following his retirement, he served as president of both the
Chilliwack Red Cross and Chilliwack Community Services. In 1996, Innes and
Dorothy moved to Tsawwassen to be near their family. Innes was a caring and
generous man, a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather and was
respected by all who knew him for his faith and integrity. He was a
life-long member of the Presbyterian Church, serving as a Sunday School
teacher, an elder, and a member of many committees. A memorial service will
be held at Richmond Presbyterian Church, Saturday, May 10 at 1:30 pm. If
desired, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your
choice. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040
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Yuk Ching Man (nee Hung) October 8, 1923- April 25, 2008 Passed away
peacefully, predeceased by her husband Tsun Tak. She leaves behind her
children Nelson (Amy), Juliana, Letitia (Danny) and grandchildren Jonathan,
Michael, Sharlene and Kendra. She is survived by her sisters Kong Yuk Mui;
Wong Yuk Ling; and brother Hung Man Hing. Viewing will be held on Friday,
May 9, 2008 at 6:00 – 8:00 pm and funeral service will be on Saturday, May
10 at 10:00 am; both at Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel at 3789 Royal Oak Avenue,
Burnaby. A reception will be held at Forest Lawn Chapel at 12 – 1 pm. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
We will miss her kind, generous and selfless spirit.
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MANN Howard Allan August 12, 1923 – May 1, 2008 Died suddenly after a long
illness. Beloved husband of Jean, his wife of 60 years, loving father of
daughters, Katherine (Bob), Alison (John) and Valerie (John), devoted
grandfather of James and Graeme and uncle of Larry (Lynn). Predeceased by
his brother Fred and sister-in-law, Veronica. Born in Leipzig, Germany,
Howard became a Canadian citizen and served in the Canadian army during
WWII. After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1947 with a BA
Hons. (Economics and Political Science) he began his career in Toronto as
the General Secretary of the Canadian Industrial Traffic League. In 1955 he
became the Executive Manager of the Atlantic Provinces Transportation
Commission. During this time he also served on the Royal Commission on
Railway Transportation, whose recommendations shaped Canada’s National
Transportation Policy for several decades. In 1960 he became Vice-Chairman
and subsequently Chairman of the National Harbours Board of Canada in
Ottawa. During his 10 years with the Board, he dealt extensively with
Canadian and foreign commercial interests using Canadian ports, promoting
their use in Canada and abroad to expand Canadian Port activity. In 1967 he
was awarded the Centennial medal by the Government of Canada for valuable
service to the nation. In 1970 he relocated to Vancouver with his family to
join Swan Wooster Engineering Company Ltd as VP of Economics and Marketing.
He later became VP International and both coordinated the firm’s extensive
international activities and directed a number of overseas projects most
notably in Indonesia, a country of which he became particularly fond.
Retiring in 1984, he remained active as a consultant with CIDA, completing
several overseas assignments in Africa and China. His many professional and
business associations included the International Association of Ports and
Harbours, the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Canada-Korea Business
Association. From 1986 to 1992 he served as lay representative on the Board
of Directors of the Society of Management Accountants of British Columbia,
and was designated an Honorary Member. Throughout his many roles, Howard
will be particularly remembered for his love of his family, his honour and
integrity in his personal and professional life, and his love of reading,
music and theatre. By request there will be no service. Should you wish, the
BC Lung Association would greatly appreciate your support.
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MARTENS Frances Luella Jane Was born in Stouffle, Ontario to Arthur Morris
Clarkson and Eliza Jane Clarkson. She passed away peacefully into the
presence of Her Lord and Savior with her husband at her side on Monday,
April 28th, 2008. Frances is predeceased by both her parents, brother
Stanley and his wife Vera, brother Bert and brother-in-law Reverend George
E. Taylor. Frances is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Erwin T.
Martens; son, Richard Erwin Martens and wife Tammy and their children Gilles
and Joel. Daughter, Debbie (Frances Debra Lynn) and husband David Jacob
Martens their children Christy Jane (fiance? Joel Hiebert), Timothy David
and (fiance?e Heather Wiebe). Son, David Henry Martens and wife Sheryl and
their children Lora Marie, Kenneth David, Julia Frances and Sarah Lynn. Son,
Paul Robert Martens and wife Kim and their children Kyla and Mya. Frances is
also survived by her sisters Ruth Fligg, Rose Taylor and Phyllis and her
husband William Juniper and sister-in-law Gladys Clarkson along with
numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service for all of her family and
friends will be held on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the MacLure
Mennonite Cemetery in Abbotsford, British Columbia, followed by a memorial
service at 11:00 AM at the Clearbrook MB Church in Abbotsford, 2719
Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, B.C. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Frances’s
honor may be made to the Canadian Bible Society or the Gideon’s. Personal
Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779
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McDONALD – Jean Isabel Born March 28, 1917 passed away April 30, 2008. Born
in Mount Lehman, longtime resident of Langley. Survived by 3 nieces and 2
nephews. No service by Jean’s request. Donations may be made to BC
Children’s Hospital in Jean’s name.
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Bishop LEONARD MACK McFERRAN October 19, 1927 – May 3, 2007 In loving memory
to our Father and friend. It has now been one year without you. You are
dearly missed. God be with you. – Love Karen (daughter) and Terry
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McGregor – Archibald November 15,1914 – April 21, 2008 Archie died
peacefully at the Capilano Care Centre at the age of 93 on Monday, April 21,
2008, with his stepdaughter Carol at his side. He was predeceased by his
loving wife, Ruth, in 1968, his parents Archibald and Mary Ann McGregor and
an infant sister Jean in Scotland and his sister Mary Ann (May) Sherman in
Ontario. Archie is survived and will be remembered with love by his family
in Ayr, Scotland – his youngest sister Florence (wee Flo) Izzard and her
three sons Allan, Jim and Roy Izzard and their families, and in Ontario by
May’s sons Cameron and Jim and their families. He has been dearly loved and
will be sadly missed by his “step” family in Vancouver – daughter Carol
Edwards, nieces and nephews Sharon Coates and David Dilkes, Diane and
Michael Noble, Richard and Elsie Miller, Walter Coates, and Kenneth and Judy
Miller, and their families. His long time dear and loyal friend of 59 years,
Frank Thompson, shared many wonderful vacations and happy times with Archie.
Adelheid (Addie) LeGros and her daughter, Nicole Blanchard, have many warm
memories of times shared with Archie in Hawaii and in West Vancouver. He
will be fondly remembered by all his many other friends both here and in
Hawaii, as a gentleman and a gentle man. After completing his schooling,
Archie spent seven years apprenticing as a gardener and worked from 1929
until enlisting in the 61st Highland Artillery Division of the army as a
rear gunner in 1939 to serve in World War II. He was captured at St.
Valerie, France, in 1939 and was marched 1,000 miles to the Polish border
where he spent five years as a prisoner of war. At the end of the war he
returned to Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1949 with the intention of
traveling on to Australia, but lucky for us he settled in the Vancouver
area. Archie had a long career of public service in landscape gardening;
with the Vancouver Parks Board, for Lieutenant Governor Wallace’s residence,
and for the Vancouver School Board as Grounds Supervisor, until his
retirement in 1979. He continued to enjoy gardening in his retirement and
created many a beautiful garden where he lived. For the past five months
Archie was blessed with wonderful care at the CapiIano Care Centre. Special
thanks to his personal care aides who took such good care of him in his
final weeks. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Paul’s Hospital
Foundation would be appreciated. There will be no service by request. A
celebration of Archie’s life will be held at a later date. We all love you,
Archie, and will miss you. “LANG MAY YIR LUM REEK”.
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McINNIS – BERTHA nee Doyle March 2, 1922 – April 24, 2008 It is with
heartbreaking sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister, aunt, sponsor, and friend, Bertha. Bertha was
predeceased by her grandson Patrick and our dad Alex, who was married to
Bertha for 33 years. She is survived by daughters Ann, Ila (Jim), son Ken
(Laurie), grandchildren Ronald (Kathy), Alisa (John), Colin (Allison), Kyle
(Natalie), Justin (Crystal), great-grandchildren Bailey, Brendan, Carson,
sister Amy (Pete), many nieces and nephews and “adopted” granddaughter
Miranda. Bertha was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and came to
Vancouver when she was about 20. She worked for the Burnaby Homemakers
Service for many years. She was an AMAZING woman who loved family, life,
music, ballroom dancing, and helping people. Bertha was a very grateful
member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 35 years. A celebration of her life will
be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to
the charity of your choice.
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MIKELI – Frank On April 21, 2008, after a brief illness and a
well-fought battle, our loving, vibrant Dad, Granpa, Great-Granpa and
fishing buddy passed away in Burnaby General Hospital. Born Franjo Marian
Mikulicic? on May 24, 1913 in Krasica, Croatia his first nine years were
lived in Yugoslavia with his mother and grandparents. He and his mother
joined his father in Anyox, BC in 1922. It was the first time he saw his
father. In his youth he became a Sea-Rover cadet launching his lifelong love
of the ocean. In 1930 he apprenticed as a machinist with the Granby Mining &
Smelting Co. Assuming his father’s anglicized name, Frank moved with his
parents to Burnaby in 1933. After a short stay in Timmins, Ontario where he
drove a delivery truck for a friend, he returned to the West Coast to work
in the fishing industry earning his marine engineer status. Before WWII he
worked with the Canadian Fish Co. & Bell-Irving Co. travelling the coastal
waters. During the war he worked as a machinist for Boeing on Sea Island and
Burrard Drydock in North Vancouver. Post war, Frank returned to the fishing
industry as a marine engineer for BC Packers, Nelson Bros, Northshore
Packers, Rivtow Straits, Northland Navigation and BC Coastal Ferries. In the
50’s he was a marine engineer for the Northern Transport Co in the Northwest
Territories and Lake Athabaska areas. Highly sought after by the marine
industry for his skills; after an outstanding career, he retired in 1981.
Frank was a long time member of the Masonic Order including Trinity Lodge
#98, Royal Arch, Scottish Rite, Gizeh Shrine Temple & Van Zor Grotto. He was
proud of his affiliations, the offices he held and the charitable endeavours
of the Masonic Order. Predeceased by his wife Jo Ann in 1982 he is survived
by his loving children, daughter Geri (Dale), son Jim (Nonie); grandchildren
KoKo, Kevin `KC’ (Alison), Tarra (Marc) and Jordi (Jeremy); five
great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Stevie; son-in-law Al (Ida.) Predeceased
by his wife Mabel whom he married later in life, “Mik” is survived by
Mabel’s daughter-in-law Jane and grandsons Jamie and Max. Frank leaves
behind his nieces and extended family; his friends and fellow crib players
at the Royal Arch Apartments. Frank was an outdoorsman, a passionate
Vancouverite. He was kind and polite, a gentleman who respected others. He
was vital, flirty and hip; had a terrific sense of humour, a sharp wit, a
twinkle in his eye – he sparkled. His memory and breadth of knowledge was
incredible. He was the coolest 94 year-old around. To meet him was to adore
him. He loved his family, we loved him back. We miss him already. Interment
at the Vancouver Masonic Cemetery. No service held by request. If wished
donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetic Association or charity of
choice. Thank you staff of 2A/B at Burnaby Hospital for your thoughtful
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MILLER Laura Josephine March 7, 1915 – April 25, 2008 On the evening of
April 25th, surrounded by her three children, Jo peacefully passed away at
the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Jo was predeceased by her husband of 68
years, Don, and grandson Nigel. Jo leaves behind her children Peter, Melynie
and Sasha, grandchildren Jeremy, Lesley, Ashleigh and Mariano and
great-grandson Ben. Jo will be dearly missed by her loving family and
friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital
would be appreciated.
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MILLIN – Edward Lewis It is with great sadness that we announce the
passing of Lew Millin on April 22, 2008. Lew was born on May 3rd, 1926 in
Nelson, B.C. and worked throughout the province in a 41 year career with
B.C. Tel. Lew will be remembered with love by his wife of 55 years, Roberta,
son Bruce (Juliette) and grandchildren Andrew and Alex. The family would
like to thank Drs. McCall and Boldt and the ICU nursing staff at LGH for
their empathetic care. A Memorial Service will be held at the Gizeh Shrine
Headquarters, 3550 Wayburne Drive in Burnaby, on Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at
11am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of
choice. First Memorial – Boal Chapel 604-980-3451
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NOVACK Bonnie-Lou September 17, 1944 – April 22, 2008 Sadly, yet with beauty
and dignity, Bonnie-Lou passed away into the presence of the Lord at Lions
Gate Hospital with daughter Richelle holding her hand and the healing touch
of Amahra on her heart. Bonnie-Lou’s journey is now one of peace after
giving her best to overcome her illness. Lovingly remembered for her
laughter, kindness and sense of fun she has joined her father and mother,
Louis and Patricia Mile, to celebrate in eternal life. I Can Do All Things
Through Christ Who Strengthens Me
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PARKYN Edith Janet (nee Berg) Edith passed away peacefully on April 25, 2008
at the age of 75 at the Rotary Hospice House in Prince George, BC. She will
be deeply missed by her daughter Luanne (Stacey) and by her two sons Lyle
(Sau Lan) and Dale. She took great pride and joy in her three grandchildren
Colin, Sean and Elizabeth all of whom shall miss her immensely. She is also
survived by her brother Harold Berg (Eleanor) of Vernon, BC and her niece,
nephews and various cousins both in Canada and the United States. Edith was
born October 17, 1932 in Lloydminster, Alberta to John and Jennie Berg. She
was raised on the family farm in Rivercourse, Alberta. She made her home in
Vernon, Vancouver and Prince George, but Alberta will always be her true
home. She was an incredibly accomplished musician and accredited music
teacher. She attended Banff School of Fine Arts and was associated with the
BC Registered Music Teachers Association, the Royal Conservatory of Music of
Toronto, and Western Board of Music. Edith was a devoted pianist and
organist, with over fifty years of teaching and playing professionally.
Among her accomplishments, she played for over 3000 weddings as well as
numerous performances as guest pianist/organist with various choirs and
symphony orchestras throughout her amazing life. For many years she was the
organist for numerous churches throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
There will be no service as per her request. Her family will travel to
Alberta for an inurnment ceremony at the family plot in Dina, Alberta. In
lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Cancer Society or Parkinson’s Society
of BC would be greatly appreciated.
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PEGG May Lillian (nee Nelson) Passed away quietly at home in Richmond on
April 22nd, 2008. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband Daniel,
beloved son Michael (Sibylla), her cherished granddaughters Alexandra and
Natasha, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and other relatives and
friends. She is predeceased by her sisters Ada Bell (Archie), Thelma Lisk
(Clarence), and brothers Bjorn Nelson and Lindberg Nelson. Born in
Saskatchewan, May traveled extensively, especially in the northern
communities, settling in Richmond with her husband Daniel. May was an active
and compassionate person, a dedicated teacher, supportive friend and a
community oriented citizen. She was loved and admired by her many students
in Saskatchewan, the Arctic, N.W.T., Yukon, Kitimat, Burnaby, Nelson and
Richmond. Her award winning Glass Store was a “little jewel”. Some of her
volunteer activities included the Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation,
Richmond Nature Park, Richmond Arts & Culture, University Women’s Club,
Gateway Theatre, ESL, G.V. Mining Women’s Association, the Order of the
Eastern Star, as well as the SPCA. A private Memorial Service was held on
May 1st at South Arm United Church, Richmond. Flowers gratefully declined,
in lieu, donations to charity of choice may be made in May’s memory.
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RIX Jack Jack was born in Doncaster, England on April 20, 1931. He passed
away in Maple Ridge on April 25, 2008. He is survived by his wife of 56
years, Barbara, his children, Steve, Chris (Terrie), Tracy (Csaba), Darren
(Heather) and grandchildren, Carissa, Ryan and Travis. Also left to mourn
are his brother and sisters in England. Jack was employed at Canadian
Stevedoring for 35 years until his retirement in 1993. Retirement was a very
enjoyable time doing daily crosswords and spending time in Birch Bay at the
pubs, shopping and placing bets on the horses at the Casino. At the request
of Jack there will be no funeral service. We will miss you Dad!
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ROBERTS Joy Clara (nee Phillips)November 2, 1919 – April 18, 2008 Joy passed
away peacefully at approximately 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 2008 in Vancouver at
Saint Vincent’s care home. She was 89. Joy had a varied and interesting
life; being born and raised in Jersey, Channel Islands, U.K. and immigrating
to Canada as a war bride in 1946 after meeting her husband to be; W.H.
Roberts at the War Office in London. While married she and her husband were
posted throughout Canada and Europe as a result of “Ham” being a career
officer in the Canadian army. Unforeseen events then took Joy to Toronto and
then permanently to Vancouver where she had a variety of executive positions
including being executive assistant to architect Ron Thom. Her last position
was with Canada Post as executive secretary to the Director General; Western
Region from where she retired. Joy was a permanent fixture in Vancouver’s
West End and could often be found chatting with newly found acquaintances
over coffee or “poking around” the many shops on Robson Street. Joy will be
remembered for her intellect, intelligence, love of family and her just all
around class. She will be greatly missed by her four surviving children;
Phillippa, Moya, Mark, and Faye. And also by her six grandchildren; Tara,
Andrew, Sophie, William, Magen, and Braden. Because Joy was born on an
Island and spent most of her life near the sea her memorial wish was to be
reunited with the sight of the water and the sound of the gulls. Her family
will be announcing the date for this occasion which will take place in the
near future.
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ROBERTSON Elizabeth Ann (nee Armstrong)Passed away peacefully April 23, 2008
in Victoria, BC. Predeceased by her husband of almost 55 years – Quintin
(June 26, 2007), their son Ted (1977) and her brother George (2001), Liz is
lovingly remembered by her daughters Irene (Ray Kenny) and Caroline (Howard
Erickson); granddaughters Alison and Erin; sisters-in-law Elaine Hollin
(Stan) and Joan Armstrong; her nieces and nephews; and many close family
friends. Liz was born in Penticton BC January 19, 1932 and grew up in
Keremeos where her family owned orchards. At 16 she moved to Vancouver to
study for a teaching certificate. She briefly taught in the lower mainland.
Having met Quint, a former classmate at UBC, at the popular Hotel Georgia
pub, they married in 1952 and moved to Norgate Park in North Vancouver where
Ted, Irene and Caroline followed in short order. In 1967, the Robertsons
moved to Williams Lake, BC. A kindergarten teacher in North Vancouver, Liz
returned to teaching elementary school in Williams Lake. Her skill,
inclination for advocacy, and empathy with children, as a teacher and
learning assistant, allowed her to make a real difference for her students
and their families. For example, Liz established and taught English as a
Second Language classes for South Asian women. In her professional life, Liz
served a term as President of the Cariboo- Chilcoltin Teachers Association,
and frequently represented the chapter at annual BCTF conventions. From
1974 – 78 she was a Visiting Lecturer at UBC, and she established in
Williams Lake the first Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP).
NITEP allowed Aboriginal students to complete the first two years of a
Bachelor of Education degree in their community. Liz was a founding member
of the Cariboo Friendship Centre and served as its Treasurer for many years,
ultimately being chosen to be a Life Member. Liz felt herself lucky to know
and be friends with many families in the First Nations and Aboriginal
communities. Liz put into practice her creed that people ought to be
involved in their communities by contributing tremendously to the city in
many ways. Liz served one term as a City Counsellor and during that time
represented the city at various Treaty Negotiation Tables. Later she
continued as a community member of the Regional Advisory Committee. She was
a Life Time member of the Williams Lake Stampede Association, a president of
the Community Arts Council, and a founding member of the Williams Lake and
Museum and Historical Society and the Station House Studio and Gallery
Society. She served terms as president and treasurer of the gallery and
remained involved in its activities for many years. She was an avid art
collector and strong supporter of the many fine artists in this part of the
province. Liz felt strongly that people should have opportunities to live
their lives to the fullest and achieve their goals. She was a founding
member of the Social Planning Advisory Network and the Williams Lake Housing
Society. The latter oversaw the development of much needed non-profit
housing. She was also a founding member of the Williams Lake and District
Human Rights and Civil Liberties Groups; the advisory group for the original
Williams Lake Legal Information Centre; a Chair and Member for the BC
Benefits Tribunal, and a member of various social committees in the city.
She was a role model and a mentor for many women, helping them to make a
difference to their communities in their own unique ways. Attending rodeos
throughout the Cariboo – Chilcoltin was something Liz truly enjoyed –
camping with her family and friends and later her granddaughters. The
Robertsons supported the Chilcoltin Rodeo Association, and Liz used to say
she had some of her best parent/teacher interviews at rodeos. Most recently,
they supported the Top Dog Competition at the Williams Lake Stampede. In the
larger scheme of things, Liz served three terms as a community member of the
National Parole Board. She was a director of the Social Policy and Research
Council of BC, and a Director of the Interior Health Authority, where she
chaired the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Committee. Liz’s contributions
were formally recognized in several ways: Williams Lake Citizen of the Year,
1996; Canada 125 Medal for Community Service (1993); and Queen’s Golden
Jubilee Medal (2003). Ostensibly, Liz retired in 1990. But she remained
incredibly active and took on a new job as Returning Office for Elections
Canada, overseeing federal elections from 1996 – 2005 for the Cariboo –
Chilcoltin and Cariboo /Prince George constituencies. In 2006 she and Quint
decided it was time to move to Victoria. Sadly their interest in traveling,
relaxing, and watching the ships on the sea from their terrace in James Bay
were curtailed first by Quint’s increasing illness and ultimately his
passing in 2007, and then by the reoccurrence of Liz’ cancer the same year.
Liz would always say that she and Quint were a team; their support for one
another allowed them to do the things they felt so passionately about. Irene
and Caroline would like to thank the doctors and all the wonderful nurses at
the Victoria Hospice who ensured Liz’ last days were as peaceful as
possible. Thanks also to Dr. Miles for his care and attention. There will be
no service at Liz’ request; however, those who wish to make a contribution
in her memory are encouraged to support the Victoria Hospice Society.
Condolences may be offered to the family at
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ROBERTSON Muriel Frances Muriel Robertson of Vancouver BC, passed away
peacefully at Victoria General Hospital on April 28, 2008. Born in Langley
BC on September 18, 1925. She was predeceased by her husband James (1972),
and brothers Ray, Ted, Bud, and Dave. Muriel is survived by her daughter
Carol (Brian) and her grandaughter Shannon of Victoria BC, her sister Betty
(Gino) of Burnaby BC, brother Melvin (Mary) of Saskatoon Sask., along with
many nieces, nephews and loving friends. Muriel was in the Royal Canadian
Air Force during the war years and married the love of her life James in
1950. Her only child, daughter Carol was born on Christmas Day 1956. Muriel
spent many years in the real estate business in Vancouver and for the past
15 years as an assistant manager for a large Vancouver apartment complex.
Muriel was a vibrant person who enriched all of our lives, deeply devoted to
her family and took such joy in her granddaughter. Muriel always loved all
those around her with grace and selflessness, great wit, a beautiful smile
and a little chat for everyone she met. We love you mom/grandma. No service
by request and a celebration of Muriel’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family appreciates donations to the Canadian Cancer
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ROLANDI – Raymond John October 1, 1922 – April 29, 2008 It is with
sadness that we announce the passing of Ray. He died peacefully, with his
family at his side. Ray lived his life to the fullest and, with help from
his health care professionals and caregivers, won many battles with illness.
Ray is survived by his children: Christel (Jack), Joe (Judy), Debbie and by
his sister Vi (of Texada Is.). Wishing him peace are his grandchildren
Nathan, Jeremy (Celeste), Sarah, Jane, Raymond, and also Tina Ausena and her
family. Ray was predeceased by his beloved wife Frieda after more than 46
years of marriage. Ray was born in the Olsen Valley, near Powell River. He
enlisted and served in the Canadian Army 1939-1945 in England, Italy and
Holland. Ray survived the dangers of war and then years of falling trees in
the rain forest. With his brothers, Ray started his own logging contract
business. He worked hard on the rugged raincoast, made many friends and in
Vancouver found a powerful little woman to love. With Frieda, Ray travelled
to Germany, Italy, Hawaii and Mexico. Ray enjoyed the brotherhood of the
Masons of Lynn Valley Lodge and became Master there. Though he lived for
many years in Burnaby, he often left the city to to enjoy hunting, fishing
and his friends, including Bill Verchere of Nanaimo. In retirement Ray
became a skilled wood worker. After Frieda’s stroke in 1998, Ray gave her
tender care. He grieved her passing but found new happiness in the lives of
his grandchildren and Tina’s 2 daughters. In the last year of his life Ray
rediscovered June Howard, his early sweetheart. They gave new purpose and
joy to each other. Prayers will be offered on Monday, May 5 at 8:15 p.m. at
St. Helen’s Church, 3860 Triumph St. Burnaby. A memorial service will be
held on May 6, at 1:30 p.m. followed by a burial service at Forest Lawn,
3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
memory of Ray to Stroke Recovery Assoc. of BC, 109-119 Pender St., Vancouver
V6B 1S5 or the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care (which supports Holy
Family Hospital that helped both Ray and Frieda), 3080 Prince Edward St.,
Vancouver V5T 3N4. Ray achieved much in his life and will be greatly missed
by many.
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ROUSSEAU Leon A. 1934 – 2008 It is with great sadness to announce that Leo
passed away peacefully April 19th in Seattle WA. He is survived by his wife,
Isa; his daughter, Roxanne; his three sons, Paul, Mike and Marc; his
brother, Rene; his sister Marivonne; and is predeceased by his first wife,
Betty and his sister Angeline. Leo was born in Wainwright, Alberta. He moved
to Edmonton at age six and eventually on to New Westminster. In 1960, upon
graduating from UBC, he settled in North Vancouver to raise a family. Leo
became a long standing member of the North Shore Winter Club in 1965. In
1973, Leo attained his Ph. D. at Washington State University. He returned to
teach at UBC where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 1990. In his later
years, Leo enjoyed riding the rails, traveling to Europe, admiring the
ocean, and coming up with eclectic inventions. He was also a lifelong
aficionado of classical music. Leo brought insight to his “10.97”
grandchildren. As an educator, Leo taught children of all ages to look
beyond the obvious. He was a gifted orator and superb listener. Throughout
his life, Leo enriched the lives of every person he met. He leaves behind
many friends who regarded his oft affronting remarks as loving poetry. May
the man who coined the phrase “crotch maggot” live forever in our hearts.
There will be a community service held at the NSWC, 1325 Keith Road E.,
North Vancouver, Saturday, May 31st from 2 – 5 PM. In lieu of flowers,
please join Isa, Roxanne, Paul, Mike and Marc at the NSWC to celebrate Leo’s
extraordinary life. Have a beer or two. Leo would not have wanted anything
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RUSSELL Nellie Nellie Russell a late resident of Lytton passed away
peacefully at the age of 102 years on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 with her
family at her side. Nellie is predeceased by her husband Jack and is
survived by her loving family, daughters Lois (Wayne) Brooks, Lorna (Roland)
Thoms all of Lytton, son Jack (Mary) of New Westminster, 7 Grandchildren and
10 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral Services for Nellie will be held on
Saturday, May 3rd 2008 at 2:00 pm at St. Barnabas Anglican Church Lytton
with Rev. Jim White Officiating. Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft
entrusted with arrangements.
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SCHUBERT Kenneth T. Ken died peacefully in White Rock on April 25, 2008
after a long illness. Born June 10, 1922 in Queen Charlotte City, B.C.,
youngest of 3 children of Dudley James and Lily Maud Schubert. Ken is
survived by his loving wife Jean and his 6 children Kenneth, Greg (Wendy),
Neil (Bridget), Beverley (Robert), Jim (Kelly), Don (Karen); 14
grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law; nieces and nephews.
Ken served his country in the RCAF during WW II and will be remembered for
his courage. He retired in 1978 from BC Telephone after 33 years of service.
Ken had a great love of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, camping, boating,
gardening, had a love of animals and could fix just about anything. He was
always willing and worked diligently in his church callings. Ken was loved
by so many and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Memorial
Services May 6th at 3:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 15450 20th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Memorial contributions to the
Alzheimers Society.
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SEYBOLD Gordon Ross January 15, 1945 – March 26, 2008 Interment 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 10, 2008 Grey Mountain Cemetery, Whitehorse, Yukon
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SIMS John Edward “”Jack”” Jack passed away quietly at Kiwanis Care Centre in
North Vancouver on April 25, 2008. Jack was born in Vancouver on December
15, 1918. He was predeceased by his beautiful wife of 64 years Addie and his
twin brother Frank Sims. Survived by his brother Gord Sims (Kay) of Toronto,
daughter Joanne Mitchell (John), son Rod Sims (Ellen), grandchildren Colby,
Michael (Rachel) and Kelli, great-grandchildren Caleb and Marleigh as well
as many nieces and nephews. Jack was an army veteran of WWII, a long time
member of the West Vancouver Legion, was employed by BC Tel for 44 years and
was very active in corporate charity fundraising. The family is very
grateful to caregivers/companions Sharon and Patricia for their dedication
to Jack’s care and quality of life. A memorial service will be held at West
Vancouver United Church on Monday, May 5 at 2:00pm. Reception following at
the West Vancouver Legion.
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SINKE Elizabeth Mary (Miller) Known to all who knew her and loved her as
“Molly” March 8, 1919 Summerland, BC April 26, 2008 Vancouver, BC Loving
husband Ralph E.G. Sinke, February 27, 1967, Brother Alec Miller, April 13,
1980. Molly leaves behind her children, Michael Roy, Patrick Stewart,
Stephen John, Margaret Gail, and Ralph Jr. Her children presented her with
six beautiful grandsons, Joel, Jeremy, John, Sean, Derek, and Ian. Blessed
with many new and life-long friends, the friendship and support of Dr(s)
Kenneth and Eileen Cambon meant so much to Mom and her children over the
years. She was born Molly Miller, of Irish stock. Her father, Alfred, would
succumb to injuries suffered during the war and her devoted mother, Annie,
to cancer in 1931. Mom used to tell us how her mother, dying of cancer,
would take in laundry to pay the bills. Twelve year old Molly and little
brother, Alec, were split up with Molly going to live with the Vaughn’s in
Yale and Alec to live in Quesnel. From these humble and troubled beginnings
grew a courageous spirit, a woman of noble character, and a selfless and
giving soul. Mom lived a full life. A career in the mining industry, a wife
and mother, a world traveler with a thirst for new experiences and
knowledge, and a staff member and volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross. This
amazing woman raised three young boys alone following the sudden death of
her loving husband, her only true love, in 1967. Quietly and efficiently she
gave of herself, always shunning attention. A recipient of the Queen’s
“Golden Jubilee Medal” in 2002 as well as many citations from the Red Cross,
none were ever openly displayed in her home. Nor were they ever mentioned.
Our Mom, once a tom-boy, and always a lady, we are all so very proud of you.
In lieu of flowers donations to be made to “The Red Cross Family Support” at
Vancouver Children’s Hospital, 3400 Lake City Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 4Y2, or
a charity of choice.
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SKALNIK – Michelle Today is especially difficult, as is every day that
we struggle to get through without you. The pain of your absence will never
subside. We miss the way you lit up a room. Remembering your fun-loving
spirit enables us to get through our daily lives. When Carmynn says ‘I wish
Auntie Chelle was here’ , we tell her that she is with us in everything we
do, then she draws a beautiful butterfly. We miss you. Love Mom, Dad,
Danielle, Carmynn, family and friends.
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SOAMES Marjorie (Jorie) nee Young1929 – 2008 Marjorie passed away on April
29, 2008 after a short illness. Marjorie spent most of her life in Nanaimo,
although she entertained her children with many stories of Wells, BC and
Saskatchewan. Marjorie will be missed by her many friends, three daughters,
two grandchildren and her brother. A celebration of her life will be held on
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at the Nanaimo Golf Club from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
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SOMERTON ALFRED WILLIAM (BILL) MARCH 27, 1944 – APRIL 25, 2008 With saddened
hearts we announce the passing of our beloved Bill. Predeceased by his
mother Joan and father Fred. He is survived by his wife Sharleen, brother
David and sister-in-law Linda, his sister Mary Jo (Jim), his rather large
extended family: son Wally (Fiona), daughters Tina and Teresa, sons Tony and
David, nieces Shannon and Brianne, grandchildren Colton, Walter, Tanner,
Grayson and Pfreddii-Marie. Bill’s great passions and loves were family,
friends, children, animals, hunting, fishing, cooking, playing his guitar
and “making music with his friends”. He was known for his great sense of
humour. Bill served in the Royal Canadian Navy for a short time and then 35
years in Corrections. Memorial to be held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 88
in Maple Ridge Monday, May 19, 2008 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations
can be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation. He will be greatly missed by
all who knew and loved him.
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SPARKES Lillian Thelma Passed away on April 30, 2008 at the age of 80.
Survived by her husband of 60 years Clifford; children Bob, Janice (Murray),
David (Joanne); grandchildren Nicole, Michelle, Jason, Karli, and Danica;
and sister Dora Martin. Thelma was a secretary and nurse at Hastings Annex
and Tillicum School for over 30 years, and will be missed by all who she
touched. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 8,
2008 at Burquitlam Funeral Home, 625 North Road, Coquitlam.
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STAPLES Jerome Melville (Jerry) May 17, 1922 to April 27, 2008 Jerry was
born in Manitoba. He moved to Surrey after serving in the Royal Canadian
Navy in WWII. He worked as a train engineer for CN Rail and led an active
life. He is survived by his wife Olive, of 20 years and his 3 sons Bill
(Kathy), Rob (Colleen)and Dan (Kathy), 5 grandchildren and 3
great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday,
May 8 at Valley View Funeral Home (Arbor Centre), 14660 72nd Ave, Surrey. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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MICHAEL GODFREY STEPHENSON 25 November 1927 – 15 April 2008 Mike passed
away peacefully, with his family by his side, at Hospice House in Vernon
after a courageous five-month battle with cancer and emphysema. He leaves to
mourn his passing, his loving and devoted wife of nearly 41 years, Tanis of
Christina Lake; his children: Brenda Furman (Keith) of Westbank, Daryl
Stephenson (Shannon) of Maple Ridge; stepchildren: Bill Sanders (April) of
Vernon, and Catherine McFadden (Les Charlton) of Edmonton; his
grandchildren: Thomas, Bradley and Joe Furman, Brandon and Corbin
Stephenson, Jordan and Adrienne Sanders. Predeceased by his brother Richard
and sister Norah Hunter, he leaves his sisters Prue Rowe (Jack) of Saanich
and Ruthey Stephenson of Victoria, brother-in-law Ian Monteith (Yvette
Crane) of Regina, many nieces and nephews and their families, and his best
four-legged friend, “Trooper”. Mike was born in Duncan, BC, to Daryl and
Ruth Stephenson, grew up in Departure Bay, and worked principally with BC
Power Commission, IPEC, and BC Hydro. He was a strong community volunteer in
Vancouver with Scouts Canada, serving as Cub Akela and later Scoutmaster at
22nd Canadian Memorial; in Richmond teaching stone carving for the Boys and
Girls Club and at a local elementary school; and in his beloved Christina
Lake with the Community Association, Lawn Bowling Club, Recreation
Commission, and Health-Care Auxiliary. He loved to lawn bowl and curl, was a
member of a local art group, and taught stone carving in his basement. Per
his request, there will be no funeral, but a “party” will be held at the
Christina Lake Community Hall at 2 pm, Saturday, 7 June 2008. Flowers
gratefully declined, but donations in his memory may be made to the Vernon
and District Hospice Society, 3506 – 27th Avenue, VERNON, B.C. V1T 1S4.
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STOROZ William (Bill) October 20, 1942 – April 23, 2008 Bill passed away in
Coquitlam at the age of 65. He leaves behind his son Richard (Lori) and
daughter Catherine. Bill was predeceased by his father Mike and is survived
by his mother Mary, brother Henry (Joyce), sister Bernice Hohol (Ron), as
well as nieces Lorrie Folkman (Jeremy) and Tracy, and nephews Ryan (Anabela)
and Jason. Bill spent most of his working career in sales of housewares and
health and beauty products and made many friends along the way. A
celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Coquitlam Legion at the
corner of Ridgeway and Nelson on Monday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.
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STRUVE ELISABETH (nee FAST) February 5,1913 – April 21, 2008
(Ukraine-Poland-Germany-Canada) After 95 richly blessed years, my dear
Mother followed her Saviour’s calling. We are so thankful for such a
peaceful end and will treasure the legacy she left for us. In loving memory
of my incredible Mother, Daughter Valentine Marten; Granddaughter Julie and
Carl Jaggernath with Great-Grandchildren Serena and Nathan; Granddaughter
Stefanie and Markus Flueckiger, Great-Granddaughters Anya, Maryn, and Eva,
as well as Stepfamily Fred and Peggy Struve, and many close and dear
relatives in Canada, Hawaii, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, and
Uzbekistan. May she rest in peace
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STYLES Nellie passed away quietly May 2, 2008 at the age of 92 years. Born
in St. James, Manitoba, grew up in Winnipeg where she met and married her
husband Stan. They moved to Vancouver in 1951. Nellie was predeceased by her
husband Stan in 1994, son Stan in 2000 and sister Margaret in 2002. Nellie
is lovingly remembered by her family; daughter Verna Johnson, sons Ron
(Mary), Bob (Maria) and AI (Sandy), grandchildren, Glen (Donna), Lisa (Nik),

Connelle (Larry), Roy, James, Scott, Sara, Chelsea and Keaton,
great-grandchildren, Amanda, Brady, Tyler, Jessica, Tristan, Trenton and
Ashley. She is also survived by her sisters Jan McLeod, Maisie McKeag and
Teenie (Jim) Belmore as well as many family members and friends. Mom was an
outgoing and caring person, who was loved by all. Memorial Service will be
held on Tuesday May 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Valley View Funeral
Home, 14660 – 72 Avenue, Surrey. The family would like to extend a special
thank you to the kind, caring staff at the Hilton Villa Care Centre. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association or the BC
Heart and Stroke Foundation. MOM, WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU
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TAKACS Bertalan Passed away peacefully on April 30, 2008. He is survived by
his loving wife Sari, his loving son Robert and family in Canada and Europe.
He will be missed dearly. Officiating Revered L. Fabian. Funeral service
will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008 2:00 PM, Hungarian Reformed Church of
Vancouver, 900 East 19th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers please make
donations in memory of Bertalan Takacs to the Hungarian Reformed Church or
Calvin Hungarian Presbyterian Church.
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THOMPSON Doreen (nee Emerton) Born in New Westminster (Sapperton) June 13th,
1929. Passed away peacefully in Brisbane Australia April 25th, 2008.
Predeceased by her parents Bill and Lil Emerton. Doreen is survived by her
husband Sam, daughters Sandra Dickson (Hugh) and Kim Gloyn (Mick) of
Australia, sons Greg Taber (Diane) of Armstrong, BC and Brad Taber of
Kelowna, BC, twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and brother Bill
Emerton, Surrey BC. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 21st at
1:30 pm at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 121 East Columbia St., New
Westminster, BC. A tea will follow in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers do
nations to the Canadian Cancer Society-BC & Yukon Division would be
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Margaret Tiefenbacher February 8, 1910 – April 23, 2008 Margaret passed away
peacefully in Burnaby Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit surrounded by her
family. Oma leaves behind her children, Christl (Gilbert), Pat (Steve), Bill
and John as well as seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and friends of all ages who loved, respected and were inspired by
her. After marrying Oscar she came to Canada in the early 30’s to settle on
a farm in Nova Scotia. Following the war the family relocated to Vancouver
in search of better times. In the spirit of the times, Mrs. “T” made sure
the neighbourhood kids understood the value of hard work, loyalty, honesty
and financial prudence. The deep bonds formed during these times survive to
this day. Although 92 years old at the time of Mrs. “A’s” funeral, Mrs. “T”
rose to speak and with her wry humour reminded the middle-aged “children”
that although Mrs. “A” might be gone, they’d better behave because Mrs. “T”
still had her wooden spoon – which she flourished overhead. Mrs. “T” met
life with a ready laugh , a steely determination to quietly do what was
needed, a joy in new adventures, and a rock-solid commitment to family. Oma
delighted in annually hosting the Oscar Tiefenbacher Memorial Golf
Tournament and Cruise; a hugely popular gathering of family and friends from
around the world. A celebration of life will be held at this year’s event on
Sunday, August 31 and all those who wish to attend should contact John at
604-930-2300 for particulars. In lieu of flowers, donations may be forwarded
to the Burnaby Hospital Foundation (Palliative Care Unit) in Margaret’s
name. Oma requested no service.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/2/2008 – 5/3/2008.

TOMBLIN Douglas Robert Born September 6, 1913 in KelsaIe, England. Passed
away in New Westminster April 11th, 2008. Douglas lived his first 60 years
in England. He started work in the grocery business in Saxmundham, at the
age of 14. At the beginning of WWII he served in the British army in the
Middle East, was later captured in Greece and spent 5 years as a prisoner of
war in Austria. After returning home and happily reuniting with his wife
Marjorie, he became a manager and then district manager for International
Stores, living for many years in Bury St Edmunds. His parents, siblings and
their families were very important to him. He was an important figure to his
nieces and nephews. After Marjorie’s death in 1972, he met Florence, who had
been married to his brother Charles until Charles’ death in 1972. Douglas
married Florence and moved to her home in Vancouver where they had many
friends and an active social life. They travelled widely. Douglas managed
the family business until the age of 93, was super Grandpa to Alison,
Carolyn and Deirdre and lovingly looked after Florence when she was ill. He
was predeceased by Florence and by his 7 siblings. Left to mourn his passing
are step-daughter and niece Joan Tomblin Morris and her husband Earl Morris,
grandchildren Alison, Carolyn (Ruben Reyes), and Deirdre Morris, nephews
Peter Tomblin (Rosaleen), Douglas and Andrew (Linda) Cooper, Keith (Lorna)
and Trevor Tomblin, nieces Helen Alderton, Doreen Tomblin, Maureen Hadley
(Bob), Maeve Tomblin (Keith Tutton), Pat Barnard (Gerald), Joan Durbin
(Leonard), Olive Pavitt and Joyce Tomblin, and goddaughter Wendy Atkins. He
was loved and respected by all of Florence’s family. Memorial Service will
be conducted, Saturday, May 10 at 2:00pm at St. Laurence Anglican Church,
825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam. Walkey & Company Funeral Directors
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

TURNER Doris Edith With great sadness we announce Doris’ sudden passing on
April 16, 2008 in Gibsons, B.C. She is lovingly missed by her husband Frank;
daughter Leigh, sons Tom (Carol) and Geoff (Trisha); grandchildren Brandy,
Sarah, Dylan, Kim, Jacki, Alaycia and Zachary; great-grandchildren Dameon
and Michelle; sister-in-law Mary; nieces, nephews and friends. Doris was
especially devoted to her husband Frank. In November they happily celebrated
their 65th Wedding Anniversary surrounded by family and friends. Mom touched
so many lives – always putting others ahead of herself. She was active in
The Order of The Eastern Star, Daughters of The Nile, and Hospital
Auxilliary. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008
at Christenson Village, 585 Shaw Road, Gibsons, B.C. Please drop in anytime
between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and share your memories with us. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Think of her
as living in the hearts of those she touched. For nothing loved is ever
lost, and she was loved so much.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

Walter Ross Wert, UE Wally died peacefully April 23, 2008 in his 91st year.
Born July 3, 1917 in Avonmore, Ontario, he graduated from Radio College,
Toronto, as a Commercial Radio Operator in 1937. During WWII, Wally served
in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (#2 Special Wireless) and was awarded
a special mention in dispatches for his work in Britain and Europe. He
married Aleen (nee Walton) in England on July 31,1943. At the end of the
war, they settled into their first home in Montreal, where later their three
daughters were born. Wally resumed work at RCA Victor, aligning and testing
the first television set built in Canada in 1948. In 1957 the family moved
to Chalk River, Ontario, where Wally designed and built their home while
working as an instruments technician at Atomic Energy of Canada. For 18
years he partnered in “Electronic Services”, a home-based radio and
television repair business. Wally retired in 1978 and two years later moved
with Aleen to White Rock, BC, where he continued to document his family
genealogy until the end of his life. He self-published two books of his
family history and a third about his war experience in Special Wireless.
Wally was predeceased by daughter Joyce (Fairbanks) in 1993, and is survived
by wife Aleen, daughters Anne (Sze-Yin) Yuen and Karen (John) Richardson,
son-in-law Bryan Fairbanks (Rebecca), 3 Fairbanks and 4 Yuen grandchildren
and 2 great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a gathering to
celebrate Wally’s life is planned for July 3, 2008, in Surrey, BC. In
remembrance of Wally, his family requests that. donations be sent to White
Rock Hospice Society, 15510 Russell Ave, White Rock, BC V4B 2R3 to be put
towards construction of a local hospice.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 5/3/2008.

WESTON Isabel Gordon (nee Stott) Passed away May 1, 2008, with family at her
side. She is loved and will be deeply missed by her son, John;
daughter-in-law, Donna; and grandchildren Shane, Jake, and Meimei, with whom
she lived throughout their lives; her sister Anne Allen; and many nieces,
nephews, and friends. She is reunited with her husband, Stanley, who died in
1981; her brothers William G. Stott and John Stott; and her sister Edna
Stott. The daughter of John and Anne Stott (nee Dunbar), Isabel was born in
Montreal on March 3, 1919. She grew up in Vancouver, graduated from Prince
of Wales High School, and met her first and only love Stan at UBC, where she
was an Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority member. She married Stan in 1945, after
his release from prisoner of war camp, and accompanied him to Malaya,
returning to Vancouver in about 1953. Her working life was devoted to Social
Work, professionally and as a volunteer. Isabel was a long-term member of
the University Women’s Club of Vancouver. She was renowned for her love of
family, community, and church; for her energy, laughter and irreverent
humor. A celebration of Isabel’s life will be held on Thursday, May 8, at
4pm, at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver.
Flowers gratefully declined in favor of a donation to the “Lions Gate
Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care Program”, 231 E. 15th St., N.
Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2L7 or your chosen charity. The
family thanks Dr. Sandra Wiebe, the staff and volunteers of the Palliative
Care Unit at Lion’s Gate Hospital, and Isabel’s wonderful caregivers.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

WICE – Sam Born March 10, 1949 in Dryden, Ont. passed away April 30,
2008 at St. Paul’s Hospital. Predeceased by his parents Clarence and
Addelaide, and niece Michelle. Will be missed by his wife, daughter, sisters
and many, many friends and fellow firefighters. A celebration of Sam’s life
will be held at the Vancouver Firefighters’ Club in the Metrotown Complex at
6515 Bonsor Street, Burnaby, BC on May 5th from 12-4 pm. Donations in Sam’s
memory can be made to the Royal Columbian or St. Paul’s Hospitals.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

WILEY Norma Ethel Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Queen’s
Park Care Home on Thursday, May 1, 2008; at the age of 79 years. Norma was
predeceased by her beloved husband Walter; parents, Stanley and Leta Bohn;
and sister Margaret. She is survived by daughters Marjorie (Jim), Gloria
(Bruce); son Stuart (Gail); sisters Elsie, Lois, Mabel, Stella, and Verna;
brother Ron; grandchildren Angela, James, Christine, Victor; Daniel, and
Katie; great-grandchildren Dylan; Kaiden, Brady and Callie. Funeral service
for Norma will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at Valley View
Funeral Home, 14660, 72nd Ave., Surrey, with Pastor Edmund Austin
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

WINTER Gordon Francis Gordon passed peacefully in his sleep at Burnaby
Hospital on April 30, 2008 after a lengthy 12 year battle with cancer.
Gordon was 80. It is fitting that he should spend his last days at BH as he
served on the BBY Hospital Board and the Foundation Board for 18 years. He
is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Cleona, daughter Beverley (Reg),
son Brian, and grandchildren Brianne and Kristopher, stepchildren – Greg,
Graham (Wendy), Grant (Joanne), Julie (Rob) and step grandchildren – Shawn
(Ashley), Craig (Danielle), Chris (Lindsay), Elyse, Reid, Brandon, Dylan,
Kerris, Erin and great-grandson Parker. Gordon is also survived by first
wife Frances. A student of Point Grey, Magee High, Vancouver College and UBC
Gordon had successful careers first with Firestone Tire and then Mohawk Oil
Company Ltd. until he retired at 65. He continued on as a Board member with
Mohawk Oil until he was 67. Gordon had many passions but his commitment to
Community and Charity prevailed. He was an active Rotarian (33 years) and
sat on several boards until failing health prevented him from continuing.
Board member positions include the PNE, Westminster Savings, BCIT, Canadian
Mental Health, Canadian Diabetes Society, BC Variety Club and several more.
Gordon deemed his most cherished work to be that of his 30 year commitment
to the Salvation Army alongside his lifelong friend, Hugh Sutherland. Gordon
could be found spending most of his retirement days where he was his
happiest, playing the course and wandering the clubhouse of the Vancouver
Golf Club. He was an active member since 1984. Gordon will be dearly missed
by his family and his many friends. A memorial service will be held at the
Salvation Army Cariboo Hill Temple, 7195 Cariboo Road, Burnaby, Thursday May
15 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Flowers gratefully declined in favor
of donations to the Salvation Army.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

Victor Wong July 30, 1945 – May 3, 2006 It’s been 2 years and still no words
can express the love we feel for you or the sadness we feel because you’re
gone. We’re doing the best we can without you. Love, Jessie, Chris &
Melissa, Tina & Mark, Jacob, Taylor, Aly-Boo plus all your other family
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

YOUNG – Alan At age 57 died suddenly on April 20th, 2008. Born December
3rd, 1950 in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated with his family to Canada in
1967, at the age of 17 where the family settled in Deep Cove. Alan later
followed his extended family to the Sunshine Coast, where he spent many
years sharing in the care and nurturing of his two children. Alan met wife
Susan of 14 years and together they settled in Delta, where they worked
together at B.C Ferries. The “Professor” as he was often referred to had
many talents and hobbies. He was an electrician, deckhand/bridge watchman,
model builder, house builder and designer, ink artist, and poetry and
limerick writer. Alan loved fishing and boating with his best buddy Darren
and most of all he thought he had a great sense of humour. Alan will be
truly missed by all that loved and knew him. Surviving are his wife Susan,
father David, daughter Keri, son Byron and brother David. Late mother, Mary
Memorial donations may be made to your local Fire Dept or Ambulance. A
Celebration of Life will be held on May 14, 2008 at the Cammidge House,
located in Tsawwassen at Boundary Bay Regional Park from 1:30 to 4:00. “And
when you muse at evening At the sound of some vanished name The Ghost of my
kisses shall touch your lips & Kindle your heart to flame” Sweetheart I love
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

YULE Thomas Albert August 14, 1922 to April 25, 2008 Thomas Albert Yule
passed away on April 25, 2008 at Langley Memorial Hospital. He was born in
Vancouver on August 14, 1922 and is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene
Patricia Yule, his son Rod and daughter Valerie, his grandchildren; Tricia
Yule, Aaron Yule, Jessica Klee, Sean Klee and Paul Klee and great-grandson
Brendan Ross. Tom, a Veteran of WWII, was a resident of Langley for the past
32 years and an active member of the Pacific Model A Club, an Honorary
Lifetime Member of the Totem Model A & T Ford Club. He enjoyed participating
in public events with his Model A and was well known for his contributions
to amateur boxing in British Columbia. A memorial service will be held at a
later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Children’s Hospital
in memory of Tom Yule.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 5/3/2008 – 5/4/2008.

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Where To Buy Peppermint Essential Oil

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Peppermint oil is native to Japan: also known as ‘mentha arvensis’ and is found in countless U.S. household products. It has a high concentration of natural pesticides, one in particular is menthone. This yellow oil is steam distilled directly from the herb and although tt is most commonly found in liquid form, it can also be seen in capsules or tablets in many health food stores. Peppermint oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A, C, minerals, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, copper and potassium.

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Peppermint Oil Uses and Benefits

Peppermint Oil has been used for centuries in many ways that have benefitted mankind. Extensive research in recent years has only supported the time honored uses of peppermint and it is through its fantastic benefits that peppermint oil has become an essential item for any health advocate. The historical uses and research done on the benefits of peppermint oil all have come to the conclusion that peppermint is one of the most naturally beneficial plants in the world.

The History of Peppermint Oil

The history and uses of peppermint oil have been dated back to 1000 B.C in Egypt as well as ancient Asia. Early Egyptian, Chinese and Japanese cultures used peppermint plants and oils for their healing and restorative properties and in Greek mythology, it is said that the god Hades/Pluto transformed a nymph into the peppermint plant. Today the peppermint plant’s scientific name is still titled after the nymph, being called Mentha Piperita.
Although it has been used throughout the world, the peppermint plant is a native to the Mediterranean and can most prominently be found in gardens in North American and European Countries. Commonly referred to as the world’s oldest medicine, this cross between a spearmint and water mint plant is used in soaps, shampoos, ice cream and toothpaste as well as used for medical reasons.

The Benefits and Uses of Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil has been used for medical purposes as well as in different industries for centuries but until recently, the positive qualities of peppermint plants and oil hadn’t been measured. Once scientists took the initiative to research the properties of peppermint, they found conclusive evidence that matched with the wise instruction of the medicine men of the past. Today, health care physicians recommend peppermint oil to patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS,) indigestion, heart burn and nausea amongst other physical ailments.

As a Natural Health Supplement

The yellow and potent peppermint oil is made up of strong A and C vitamins as well as healthy mineral supplements of iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium and copper. This makes it a natural health supplement that combats symptoms of illness such as an upset stomach, a blocked respiratory tract, headaches, stress and pain.
For those suffering from an upset stomach, peppermint oil relieves gas and spasms for the stomach and can be easily incorporated into a diet by adding a few drops of the oil into a glass of water. The strong menthol found in peppermint oil also instantly clears a respiratory tract of back up and blockage. Many people use peppermint oil to combat colds, asthma and more serious illnesses such as bronchitis.
To relieve headaches and pain, peppermint oil also acts to revitalize the body and block stress and headaches from occurring.

For Health Vitality

The vitality of spirit and health that is rejuvenated through peppermint oil is astounding. Peppermint baths and scents are said to relax the user and lower their stress levels while the health benefits include opening air passages and headache relief. Energy and alertness can be achieved through the use of peppermint by a simple drop of oil under the tongue. And using peppermint oil is also said to boost concentration and clarity for those looking to feel better naturally.

In Home Remedies

Amongst the medical benefits peppermint oil provides, it also is helpful around the home. Peppermint oil combined with other natural ingredients is used in organic household cleansing sprays and for insect repellent. Natural peppermint sprays provide the alert and medical benefits while leaving a home clean, bug free and smelling wonderful.

For Hair and Skin Care

Peppermint deters lice and dandruff while providing a tingling and cooling sensation to the hair follicle on the head. This promotes hair growth as well as balances the PH levels on the head for healthy and shiny hair.
For skin care, peppermint oil tends to decrease the production of oil, resulting in less oily and clearer skin for the user. Working with its added health benefits, peppermint oil is ideal for those seeking to look and feel their best naturally.

Research on Peppermint Oil

Italian researchers in 2007 found conclusive evidence that peppermint oil, when given in the form of capsules to IBS patients, is a natural cure for stomach health problems. 78% percent of the study’s patients who were given the peppermint capsules reported health increase and a large decrease in the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome over a four week period. Iranian studies in 2011 found evidence that concurred with the 2007 Italian research and in 2011, it was found that peppermint oil flows through an anti-pain channel called TRPM8, which assists in the relaxation and pain relief that peppermint oil provides.
Thousands of people throughout the world have seen and felt the firsthand effects of using peppermint oil and through continued research and use, peppermint oil may become even further embedded into our society as a naturally healing medicine.

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-Add a drop to your tea or beverage for digestion/stomach issues.
-You can apply approximately 5 drops over your stomach for indigestion/stomach problems.
-Massage the oil on muscle or joint pain to alleviate inflammation/pain.
-When Massaged into the bottom of your feet it will help with fever reduction.
-When applied onto skin it can prevent/stop itching.
-Inhale the fumes and aroma for mood/mental issues.
-Rub productu onto forehead, temples and sinus area for pain relief.
-Mix a few drops into your bathwater for calming aromatherapeutic effects.
-You can even apply directly to scalp to help aid with itching.


Peppermint Essential Oil can be successfully blended best with Sandalwood Essential Oil, Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint, Lavender Oil and Thyme Essential Oils.

The strong aroma and menthol content should be avoided during pregnancy.

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Programs A-Z | UNC-TV — Life-changing television

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Program Highlights

To access the complete PBS National Program Guide, click here.

Full Alphabetical Listing of 
UNC-TV’s Locally-Produced Broadcast Programs & Series
 with the best of PBS.


  • 50 Years of Life-Changing Television at UNC-TV* – 
Learn the storied analog history and exciting digital future of UNC-TV, North Carolina’s home for unique programs and services providing people of all ages with enriching, life-changing television.
  • 60s Experience: In North Carolina*
 – Through this collection of programming, photos, timelines and testimonials, UNC-TV provides a local look at this historic decade of love, war, awakening and change. 

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  • A Celebration of the Lives of John Hope and Aurelia Whittington Franklin 
- Duke University hosts this live event presented by UNC-TV, featuring former U.S. President Bill Clinton and attorney and civil rights leader Vernon Jordan, to honor the late historian and his late wife.
  • A Cockman Family Christmas: Maker of the Stars
 – Take the Del McCoury Band, add a dash of Alison Krauss, mix in some old-time gospel and you’ll get the classic family harmonies that are The Cockman Family trademark as three generations of Cockmans share their favorite Yuletide songs and memories in this holiday favorite.
  • A Colored School
 – Combining original film footage with alumni recollections, this stirring documentary shares the unique history of Charlotte’s Second Ward High School, the Queen City’s first high school for African-American students.
  • Almanac Gardener 
- Whether you’d like to cultivate a pot of flowers or an acre full of healthy grasses, gardening guru Mike Gray and other experts take Tar Heel gardeners through the finer points of garden planning, maintenance and blooming innovation in this long-running, still growing series.
  • America Revealed** – America Revealed explores the hidden patterns and rhythms that make America work.
  • American Eden – Based on the North Carolina Museum of Art exhibit, this documentary presents America through the eyes of 19th century painters captivated by the magnificence of our nation’s beautiful landscapes.
  • American Experience** – Television’s most-watched history series, American Experience has been hailed as “peerless” (Wall Street Journal), “the most consistently enriching program on television” (Chicago Tribune), and “a beacon of intelligence and purpose” (Houston Chronicle). The series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. 
  • American Masters** – American Masters, the award-winning biography series, celebrates our arts and culture. The series set the standard for documentary film profiles, accruing widespread critical acclaim and has produced an exceptional library of 180 titles, bringing unique originality and perspective to exploring the lives and illuminating the creative journeys of our most enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists and filmmakers – those who have “left an indelible impression on our cultural landscape.”
  • An Appalachian Showcase 
- Taped live before a lively audience, student soloists and ensembles from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music perform a variety of musical selections.
  • An Evening with North Carolina’s Governors
 – UNC-TV and the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh bring former governors James E. Holshouser Jr., James G. Martin and James B. Hunt Jr. together for an enlightening and entertaining panel discussion about serving at the helm of the Tar Heel State.
  • Antiques Roadshow** – Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.
  • ART:21** – Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century.
  • Auschwitz: The North Carolina Connection* – Surrounding the six-part series Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State, UNC-TV provides teacher resources, downloadable guides and links for educating others about the Holocaust.

  • Austin City Limits** – Great music. No limits. Now the longest-running music series in American television history, ACL showcases popular music legends and innovators from every genre. In addition to being honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as a rock and roll landmark, ACL is the only television program to ever receive the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest award for artistic excellence.

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  • Bern and New Bern: 300 Years Later – 
Rob Holliday joins a New Bern-based delegation as it travels to “Old” Bern to explore connections between the Tar Heel city and its Swiss family. Holliday highlights ties between the Berns, showcases 300th anniversary events and takes a closer look at the founding de Graffenried family.
  • Be More, Be Diverse* – UNC-TV’s Bridges to Diversity Project invites you to participate in this workshop training community leaders in techniques for discussing potentially sensitive themes in a safe and non-judgmental learning environment.
  • Bill Moyers Journal** – Bill Moyers Journal is a new weekly public affairs series. Each week the series will attempt to provide the high quality public service journalism for which Moyers and his colleagues have been identified for almost four decades. The series will aim for impact in content and production values.
  • Biographical Conversations With… 
- In this ongoing interview series, UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery provides one-on-one biographical conversations with the Tar Heel State’s most influential and important figures.
  • Black Issues Forum 
- Originated in 1987 by Dr. Paul F. Vandergrift as a quarterly investigation into the needs, concerns and problems of the black community, today this weekly series continues to address the prevailing issues that shape, affect and define African Americans in North Carolina and beyond.
  • Blueprint North Carolina
 – As part of the larger Blueprint America project, UNC-TV and the Institute for Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University team up to examine North Carolina’s infrastructure needs. This panel discussion, featuring state experts, defines North Carolina’s most pressing infrastructure needs and provides an overview of possible solutions.
  • Business Ethics: Challenges for a Changing World – How do we cultivate and support companies that are ethically sound? UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery moderates expert panelists as they discuss this question and much more in this 2013 program.

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  • A Capitol Fourth** – Each year, America’s favorite Independence Day celebration features unrivaled performances from some of the country’s best-known musical artists, topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation, presented live from Washington, D.C.
  • Carolina Ballet Series
 – Carolina Ballet was launched in 1997 to serve North Carolina’s ever-expanding Triangle community and beyond. UNC-TV presents many of this storied company’s most beloved performances, including Swan Lake, Cinderella, and Peter and the Wolf.
  • Carolina Brogue
 – Rooted in twenty years of fieldwork, research and community relations, Carolina Brogue is a fascinating and candid portrait of contemporary life on the Carolina Coast–featuring one of the most unique dialects in the world.
  • Carolina Business Review
 – This weekly series features a panel discussion of the week’s local business highlights, followed by special guests who share how their particular business relates to and reflects the current economic picture in North and South Carolina.
  • Carolina Outdoor Journal – UNC-TV’s premier outdoor series travels the length of the state—from the rugged mountain terrain to the coastal Gulf Stream—to reel in the tastiest fish, track the best game and explore the state’s vast natural beauty—all in picture-perfect high definition.
  • Carolina Preserves 
- UNC-TV’s first original high-definition television production and the broadcast companion to the Carolina Preserves book and art exhibit, this stirring sampling honors the beauty and heritage of the state through the paintings of Greensboro, NC, artist William Mangum.
  • Change Comes Knocking – This award-winning documentary spotlights the tumultuous story of the North Carolina Fund (NCF)–a bi-racial anti-poverty organization that boldly confronted the explosive issues of race, class and politics during the turbulent 1960s.
  • Chasing the Clouds
 – This production combines vintage footage, rare recordings and never-before-seen photographs to document the origins of Winston-Salem, NC’s Miller Municipal Airport, its 1940s status as one of the finest airports in the nation & its slide from prominence as larger forces shaped commercial aviation.
  • The Civil War Experience* – Surrounding the broadcast of Ken Burn’s epic documentary, The Civil War, UNC-TV presents the ultimate interactive event and companion website sharing a local look at the war between the states.
  • Coastwatch – UNC-TV has teamed with North Carolina Sea Grant, a federal/state partnership program that works on coastal and marine water issues arising within the state, to present the series Coastwatch on North Carolina Now.
  • Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore – This original UNC-TV production was produced in association with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The 30-minute documentary is based on the museum’s special exhibition, which runs through February 10, 2013.
  • Coming Out ~ Coming In: Faith, Identity and Belonging 
- This eye-opening, half-hour documentary presents personal stories from gay and lesbian Christians who live and worship in North Carolina.
  • Conversation With Ken Burns: A North Carolina Now Special
 – In this UNC-TV exclusive, the award-winning documentarian shares his thoughts about his epic series, THE WAR: A Ken Burns Film, including insights and understandings of the World War II experience and the most intimate human dimensions within it.
  • Corapeake – 
In this documentary, viewers receive a warm welcome to Corapeake through the reminiscences of its elders residents, showing that despite its modest periphery, there awaits a cheery welcome, home-cooked food and heart-warming stories in every visit to this tiny Carolina town.
  • Craft In America** – Craft In America is a journey to the artists, origins and techniques of American craft. Through their own words, craft artists reveal what makes their work – and the lives they lead – unique.
  • Cruising Carolina 
- Explore North Carolina’s Inner Banks, including Edenton, Manteo, Hatteras, Hertford, Ocracoke, New Bern, Bath, Beaufort, Southport and Wilmington to pay homage to the region’s people, history and towns, as well as the waters that nurture them. 

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  • Displaced: Pillowtex and Beyond 
- In response to huge layoffs by Kannapolis, NC-based Pillowtex, UNC-TV presents this timely panel discussion addressing the financial resources available to the region’s unemployed, the next steps to finding new employment and the training opportunities available for alternative fields.
  • The Donna Dewberry Show 
- It’s a stroke of good luck for fans of One Stroke Painting With Donna Dewberry as Donna returns with a series full of her other favorite pastime—sewing! After revolutionizing the decorative painting world, Donna does it again with her new One Stitch Sewing techniques, teaching you how to sew, quilt & decorate with fabrics fast, easy & beautifully!
  • Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina 
- Through industry and often progressive leadership, North Carolina emerged as the leading New South state. Through interviews, dramatizations and narration, this documentary shows how Jewish North Carolinians helped fuel the state’s dramatic growth and change.
  • Downton Abbey** – Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, the Masterpiece Classic Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them.

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  • Education Leadership Summit
 – Duke University’s historic Education Leadership Summit provided the unique opportunity to view the evolution of the U.S. Department of Education through the eyes its leaders – bringing together, for the first time, the current U.S. Secretary of Education with former U.S. Secretaries of Education to discuss issues in education policy. 
  • Election – Whenever election day is near, UNC-TV is here to provide up-to-the-minute information about North Carolina politics and candidates with special UNC-TV public affairs programming, alongside national election specials, designed to educate, enrich and inform.
  • El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III – UNC-TV presents a breathtaking original production that encompasses the first comprehensive exhibition of artworks that formed the foundation for the Spanish Golden Age.
  • Environmental Heroes
 – Environmental Heroes profiles three North Carolinians who have made extraordinary efforts to improve the environment. The stories show that, through support from family, friends and community, individuals can make a difference in shaping a better world.
  • Exploring North Carolina 
- Join host Tom Earnhardt for this weekly series highlighting the state’s diverse local landscapes & unique natural features—from the Black Mountains trails atop Mount Mitchell, and the gold and gemstone mines lining the piedmont to the endless fossil digs in the clay beds of the coast.
  • Eyes on the Prize Oral History Project 
- Surrounding the rebroadcast of the groundbreaking Civil Rights series Eyes on the Prize, UNC-TV presents the Eyes on the Prize Oral History Project, allowing North Carolina’s citizens to share & showcase oral histories capturing the local face of America’s Civil Rights movement. 

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  • Faces From the Flood
 – Produced by award-winning filmmaker Donna Campbell and based on the eponymous book by Richard Moore and Jay Barnes, this compelling documentary delves into the local devastation triggered by Hurricane Floyd and offers inspiration from the stories of many of its heroes.
  • Far Fetched & Dear Bought: Four Architects Who Changed North Carolina – This insightful documentary takes a local look at the compelling legacies of four architects and how their work changed the state’s architectural tradition, including Alexander Jackson Davis, Julian Abele, Richard Sharp Smith and George Matsumo.
  • Finding Your Roots** – Presented and written by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., this series journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and provides new understanding of personal identity and American history.
  • First Flight – 
Marking the centennial of the world’s first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, UNC-TV 
presents a host of flight-themed programming, information and resources to celebrate this historical milestone.
  • Fit Together (Workshop Module) – This video-based workshop integrates the National Kids Count Data, Piaget theories of child development, lesson & community action plans, and more, to fight childhood obesity.
  • Flavor, NC
 – Flavor, NC is a television series dedicated to preserving and celebrating North Carolina’s agricultural heritage, one dinner plate at a time.
  • Focal Point – From North Carolina’s economy and environment, to health care and race relations, WRAL’s Focal Point takes viewers inside the lives of the people most affected and tackles the tough questions with leaders and policymakers who have the power to effect change.
  • Focus On…
 – Produced several times each year to take an in-depth look at current affairs impacting the people of North Carolina, The Focus On… series is part of UNC-TV’s ongoing commitment to providing timely coverage of public affairs issues affecting the state.
  • Folkmoot
 – Folkmoot is an old English word meaning “meeting of the people” and, in this festive documentary, UNC-TV and local filmmaker Paul Bonesteel introduce more than 350 folk musicians & dancers from around the world who flock to Western North Carolina for the colorful pageantry of the celebrated international folk festival of the same name.
  • Folkways – Hosted by Grammy Award-winning musician David Holt, this storied series introduces the many local people who strive to keep North Carolina’s folk history alive, either with heritage handcrafting or continuing a vintage way of life.
  • For Your Home – 
Each week the dynamic mother/daughter teamof Vicki Payne & Sloan Payne-Rutter— the only one of its kind on television—brings viewers the latest trends, tips and products for improving your home, your garden and your way of life.
  • The Fort Fisher Hermit: The Life & Death of Robert E. Harrill – This enthralling documentary, by Wilmington filmmaker Rob Hill and narrated by Barry Corbin, explores the human story behind North Carolina’s storied “Ft. Fisher Hermit” — from his tumultuous origins to his mysterious death.
  • FRONTLINE** – This informational series explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times – from business and health to social issues, politics and war.
  • Funeral Services for Governor Bob Scott 
- UNC-TV remembers former North Carolina Governor Bob Scott with coverage of his funeral service located near his family farm in Alamance County. Former Governors join other guests to pay tribute from Hawfields Presbyterian Church in Mebane, North Carolina. 

  • FutureStates** – What will become of America in five, 25, or even 50 years? FUTURESTATES is a series of fictional mini-features exploring possible future scenarios through the lens of today’s global realities. Immerse yourself in the visions of these independent prognosticators as they project a future of their own imagining.

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  • Gear Up North Carolina 
- As more than 13,000 middle and high school students across North Carolina prepare to “Gear Up” (G ain E arly A wareness and R eadiness for U ndergraduate P rograms) this documentary captures the thoughts of education policymakers, political leaders, and students contemplating their future in a rapidly-changing world.
  • George Beverly Shea: The Wonder of it All
 – Spotlighting the man considered to be “America’s most beloved gospel singer,” this documentary mixes rare archival footage, contemporary performances, and personal interviews with Shea and others close to him, to share Shea’s lengthy career and influence on the world of gospel music.
  • Glass with Vicki Payne
 – In this informative and entertaining how-to series, host Vicki Payne takes the mystery out of crafting beautiful objects from glass with step-by-step demonstrations of the many processes involved in glass work.
  • Global Voices** – This series offers intimate and uncommon stories by and about everyday people. From North Korea to Israel, South Africa to the former Soviet Union, Global Voices offers rare insights and firsthand perspectives from the world and its people.
  • Globewatch
 – UNC-TV travels abroad with a group of local educators to discover how this dynamic Asian nation has grown a model system for advancing its population’s understanding of the global economy.
  • Gold Fever and The Bechtler Mint – For many it is a surprising story: that North Carolina was the site of America’s first gold rush, and that a German immigrant living in the small mountain town of Rutherfordton in Rutherford County created a successful private mint that produced the first $1 gold coin in American history. Now, this new documentary explores the story of North Carolina’s gold rush and tells how one talented, determined man filled a need and transformed an entire region by changing the economy, and instilling a pride that is still evident to this day.
  • Good Food, Good Moves: Growing Healthy Children in North Carolina 
- Award-winning documentarian Donna Campbell surveys North Carolina’s childhood obesity issues, spotlights state programs and initiatives that are successfully fighting this problem and shares tips that parents & childcare providers can use to help keep our children healthy.
  • Good Ol’ Girls
 – This stage musical presented by UNC-TV and based on novels and stories by Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, is full of toe-tapping music from songwriters Matraca Berg and Marshall Chapman. First adapted for the stage by Paul Ferguson in 1999, the show has been produced throughout the southeast to rave reviews.
  • Great Performances** – This program brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.
  • Great Scenic Railway Journeys – Produced by Emmy Award-winner Robert C. Van Camp and hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, the Great Scenic Railway Journeys series profiles some of the world’s most historic and scenic tourist railways.
  • Grove Arcade 
- Celebrating the reopening of this local landmark, UNC-TV explores the history of one of the country’s first indoor public markets that became the center of commercial and civic life in Asheville, NC and continues to bring sustainable economic development and social vitality to this mountain community.

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  • Hard Rain: A Look at the Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd 
- Through archival footage and interviews, this moving documentary not only tells the story of victims affected by the devastation of Hurricane Floyd, but also uncovers the intense impact of their loss, painting a portrait of the frustration and anguish faced from attempts to request compensation for lost homes and belongings.
  • Harvest of Dignity – HARVEST OF DIGNITY is a documentary that explores farmworker living conditions in several eastern counties (Greene, Pitt, Lenoir and Northampton) as well as the mountain region on North Carolina.
  • Hazel
 – Veteran WRAL News anchor Charlie Gaddy revisits this infamous hurricane with those who survived the storm and those who keep a watchful eye on the skies even today.
  • Health Care Reform: North Carolina’s Watch on Washington – 
Debates over changing the nation’s health care system are breaking out at public forums across the country. UNC-TV takes your questions and concerns about the health care overhaul during this live call-in.
  • HealthWise 
- UNC-TV takes the lead to improve the health of North Carolinians through this ongoing initiative providing a host of health-related programming, local outreach and online resources.
  • Hickory Choral Society 
- In this annual event, UNC-TV presents the Hickory Choral Society’s highly-anticipated performances of such enduring holiday hosannas as O Come all Ye Faithful, Do You Hear What I Hear, and Silent Night—that traditionally usher in the holiday season for western North Carolina.
  • High Five: Achieving the Dream
 – This original special profiles this pioneering professional learning community initiative and examines how the Triangle High Five Regional Partnership works to improve public education in Triangle area schools.
  • Higher Ground 
- Three years after the devastation of Hurricane Floyd, award-winning filmmaker Donna Campbell returns to North Carolina’s flood zones to provide an update on how the storm’s victims are dealing with life in the new century.
  • History Detectives** – America’s top gumshoes are on the case to prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Exploring historical objects and the stories behind them, History Detectives crisscrosses the country delving into legends, folklore and personal histories to discover potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes.
  • Holiday Sounds From Appalachian – 
In this seasonal concert special, experience festive fun with a variety of holiday hits from Appalachian State University’s own Hayes School of Music.
  • Human Spark
 – In conjunction with PBS’s The Human Spark project, UNC-TV produces a series of original productions, in association with the The North Carolina Museum of Natural, exploring the nature of human uniqueness from a Tar Heel perspective.
  • Hurricane Survival for North Carolina Residents* – For citizens of North Carolina, a potentially-devastating hurricane is merely a season away. In preparation of these dramatic weather events, UNC-TV provides special hurricane-related programming, statistics, resources and children’s guides designed to educate, enrich and inform.
  • Hugh Morton Memorial Service 
- UNC-TV celebrates the life and times of tireless conservationist and public servant, award-winning photojournalist, and North Carolina native, Hugh Morton. 

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  • Immigration: Recasting the Debate
 – Part of Wake Forest University’s Voices of Our Time series, learn about the latest trends impacting immigration both locally and nationally as a panel of expert discuss the wide array of issues regarding immigration reform.
  • In the Midst of a Movement – 
This series weaves together the first-hand reflections of journalists who covered the civil rights movement and who risked their lives to report to the rest of the nation about the unfair practice of segregation and the violent methods by which those practices were being enforced.
  • Independent Lens** – Each week this series introduces a new documentary film from among the best independent filmmakers working today.
  • In Performance at The White House** – This program was created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation’s most famous home. Since 1978, the program has embraced virtually every genre of American performance art.
  • Inside Nature’s Giants** – A team of experts dissect the largest animals on the planet to uncover their evolutionary secrets.
  • In The Garden With Bryce Lane 
- This weekly horticulture series hosted by Bryce Lane is also a televised one-hour credit course from North Carolina State University that introduces the basics of home landscaping.
  • I. Q.: Science, Nature, Technology and the World Around Us
 – This informative science series travels from the North Carolina coast to the Great Smoky Mountains to explore the many environmental issues that shape the way North Carolinians live.
  • It’s a Big Big World (Workshop Module)
 – This video-based module provides parents, educators and childcare professionals with effective tools and strategies from the It’s A Big Big World children’s series. 

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  • Jim Goodmon: Ethics in Business 
- In honor of former North Carolina governor Luther H. Hodges, this annual forum provides an opportunity for Research Triangle Park, NC, business leaders to meet annually for the discussion and promotion of ethics in all occupations.
  • Joy of the Season: The North Carolina Master Chorale
 – The North Carolina Master Chorale, directed by highly sought-after conductor Alfred E. Sturgis, leads these homegrown voices accompanied by the North Carolina Symphony in this magnificent seasonal special.
  • Juan Enriquez: As the Future Catches You
 – One of the world’s leading authorities on the economic & political impacts of life sciences, Juan Enriquez shares his knowledge in this series based on his global bestseller, As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth.
  • Judicial Forums 
- As the election season heats up, UNC-TV steps up to provide the unique opportunity to query candidates in both the NC Supreme Court Chief Justice and NC Court of Appeals judicial races.
  • Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs** – Julia Child visits sixteen nationally acclaimed master chefs in their own kitchens. Each chef demonstrates distinct techniques, regional recipes, and culinary tips which guide home cooks through their favorite recipes.
  • Jumping the Sun: Creating Competitive Advantage in an Increasingly Flat World
 – To address what American business & higher education must do to remain competitive in today’s rapidly changing global marketplace, UNC-TV presents this Wake Forest University-hosted panel discussion moderated by Charlie Rose and featuring top global business executives.

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  • Kid Concoctions
 – Drawing from their award-winning and best-selling series of wacky craft books for kids, creative couple John and Danita Thomas show how to duplicate expensive toy store concoctions (such as slimy clingers, foam paint, fake spills) with common household items. 

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  • Lap Quilting With Georgia Bonesteel 
- Fold your fabrics and pack your patterns as quilter extraordinaire Georgia Bonesteel shares the latest innovations in the age-old art of quiltmaking throughout this long-running how-to series.
  • The Last One
 – In this Emmy award-winning documentary, take one last ride with Popcorn Sutton in his prized Model A as the infamous moonshiner motors deep into Appalachia to run one last batch of traditional bootleg whiskey.
  • Laugh At Us: The Merry Pranksters Theatrical Troupe for the Exceptionally Talented
 – Don’t miss this inspiring close up of the exceptional actors of the Merry Pranksters Theatrical Troup and the visionary director who changed the expectations and lives of families and audiences in a four-city area around Rock Hill, South Carolina.
  • Learning From India – In this North Carolina Now special, UNC-TV’ shares the Indian practices & policies our state can implement to stay ahead of the curve.
  • Learning with the World
 – Visit classrooms across the state to see how students are learning about global languages – also called “critical languages” – Chinese, Japanese, Russian & Arabic – & these languages and cultures.
  • Let’s Go Shopping With Read-a-roo!
 – UNC-TV’s beloved Just For Kids icon Read-a-roo is now the star of her very own DVD: Let’s Go Shopping With Read-a-roo!  The half-hour kids how-to features Read-a-roo and pal Miss Joy on a shopping excursion for healthy, tasty treats!  They meet new friends, sample yummy snacks, and learn about tasty vegetables and fruits available – many grown right here in North Carolina!
  • Liquid Assets in North Carolina
 – A panel of statewide officials continues the hometown discussion with a look at how our state’s water infrastructure stacks up against the rest of the country, what citizens need to know to stay safe and what disaster recovery plans are in effect.
  • Lumina: Remembering the Light – 
This UNC-TV production spotlights the Carolina coastal site’s glory days when the pavillion, resting on a narrow barrier island outside Wilmington, packed in tourists from all over the U.S.

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  • Makers: Women Who Make America** – This landmark digital and broadcast initiative from AOL and PBS showcases compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow.
  • Making Connections With Dr. David Jones 
- In this UNC-TV production, Dr. David Jones, director of the North Carolina Zoological Park takes viewers on an unprecedented ecological tour of North Carolina and spotlighting the high stakes at risk if we fail to protect the environment as part of the state’s economic development.
  • Making Connections: Piece by Piece 
- As a companion to Making Connections With Dr. David Jones, this UNC-TV panel discussion explores both sides of the eco-issue addressed in the documentary, allowing viewers like you to make your own connections between local environmental quality and your life.
  • The Marines of Montford Point
 – From 1942 until 1949, African-American Marines trained at the segregated Montford Point Camp (now part of Camp Lejeune). Their wartime accomplishments, courage and patriotism, making them unsung members of the “Greatest Generation,” are captured in this acclaimed documentary.
  • Market Warriors**- This program follows four pickers (antiques professionals) as they go cross-country to buy at flea markets and antiques shows, and then sell at auction. The pickers are pitted against the clock, a budget, and each other. Fred Willard is the off-screen host, offering wry commentary throughout.
  • Masterpiece** – As the longest-running primetime drama on American television, MASTERPIECE celebrated its 40th-anniversary season in 2011, bringing viewers the best in literature-based drama, mysteries, and groundbreaking contemporary works.
  • Matisse, Picasso and the School of Paris 
- The recipient of a 2006 regional Emmy Award, this UNC-TV production takes a local look at the travelling exhibit of the same name, featuring the masterpieces of such influential French artists as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and more.
  • May at Grandfather Mountain – Take a “peak” at what is just around the corner after winter, with spectacular scenes capturing spring’s arrival on Grandfather Mountains’s peaks in this breath-taking his film by Jim Morton.
  • Medal Quest** – Competing in sports as different as wheelchair basketball, archery, judo, cycing, and more, these American athletes personify the grit, the strategy, and the skill it takes to go for the gold.
  • MediaShift** – 5 people. 1 big topic. Face to face. MediaShift brings you 5Across: a monthly video discussion looking at hot-button topics in new media, such as the future of newspaper journalism, Twitter and free speech in Iran.
  • MerleFest Moments – In 2007, MerleFest marked its 20th anniversary with another all-star lineup of musical artists–and UNC-TV returned to capture much of the spirit and musical performances during this special.
  • Michael Wood’s Story of England – In this groundbreaking series, Michael Wood tells the story of one place – the village of Kibworth, Leicestershire – throughout the whole of English history. Located in the very heart of England, Kibworth has lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution and was even bombed in World War II.
  • Mike Easley: The Next Term – See the fascinating story of this North Carolina governor, from his modest beginnings on a farm in Nash County farm to his move into the Governor’s office for the first time in 2000.
  • Millennium Seminar
  • Monet in Normandy 
- From the sublime isolation of the great chalk limestone cliffs at Etretat to the picturesque and romantic beaches of Trouville, take a local look at the colorful French seascapes of Impressionist painter Claude Monet with UNC-TV’s unprecedented coverage of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s special exhibition.
  • Money, Ethics & Politics in North Carolina – Host Eszter Vajda and an expert panel explore the issues of mixing money and politics and the ethical implications on North Carolina’s legislative process.
  • MotorWeek** – PBS’ award-winning weekly automotive magazine provides unbiased, consumer-oriented car news with feature stories on related topics.
  • Mountain Heritage Day 
- A combination of old-time mountain fair, traditional Appalachian folk art showcase and family reunion for the masses, UNC-TV captures Mountain Heritage Day—Western Carolina University’s annual celebration of mountain culture campus from Cullowhee, NC.
  • My Journey Home* 
- What is home? See the winners of UNC-TV and Carolina Central Community College’s video essay contest and what “home” means to them.
  • My Heart Will Always Be in Carolina 
- Discover the fascinating people, places and things found along eastern North Carolina’s interesting outposts and inlets in this ongoing series from Ken Mann’s Coastal Production Company.
  • The Mystery of George Masa
 – This documentary reveals the intriguing story of a nearly forgotten Japanese immigrant, who, in the early 1900s, came to North Carolina and, through his photography, championed the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 

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  • Nature** – For more than a quarter-century, NATURE has brought the beauty and wonder of the natural world into American homes, becoming in the process the benchmark of natural history programs on television.
  • Need To Know** – PBS’s new TV and web newsmagazine gives you what you need to know — along with a healthy dose of insight, perspective and wit. Need to Know cuts through the noise of nonstop news to bring you the most compelling stories of the week and of our times.
  • No Greater Calling 
- From UNC-TV’s education series Models of Teaching, this lauded national program profiles six outstanding teachers and the methods and principles that have earned them recognition for best practice in the teaching profession.
  • North Carolina 20/20 
- This North Carolina Now special report examines the North Carolina Progress Board’s report North Carolina 20/20, a forward-thinking document, which provides recommendations as to how the State can work towards helping its citizens enjoy a high quality of life by the year 2020.
  • North Carolina Bookwatch – As the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.
  • North Carolina Economic Development Summit
 (2009) – Hosted by U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R–NC) and Erskine Bowles, President of the University of North Carolina system, this event provides a better understanding of the tools and resources our state’s public and private colleges and universities offer local businesses and industry.
  • North Carolina Farm Fresh – 
UNC-TV highlights the state’s prolific direct-to-consumer farmmarketing— including the role of farmer’s markets, community-supported agriculture and agri-tourism in determining where goodness truly grows in North Carolina this season.
  • North Carolina Giving 
- This documentary, with an introduction from William C. Friday and narrated by Ambassador James A. Joseph, travels across North Carolina uncovering stories of ordinary people changing lives in extraordinary ways.
  • North Carolina Museum of Art Documentary Specials – UNC-TV partners with the North Carolina Museum of Art to bring viewers information about the state’s art collection and the many specially curated exhibitions the NCMA brings to the citizens of North Carolina. In addition to several features broadcast on North Carolina Now and North Carolina Weekend, UNC-TV has produced several award-winning documentaries in partnership with the NCMA. These documentaries include: Rodin: A Man of Passion, Stanton MacDonald-Wright: Color, Myth & Music, Defying Gravity: A Tribute to Flight, Matisse, Picasso and the School of Paris, Monet in Normandy and Rembrandt in America.
  • North Carolina NOW 
- Every weeknight North Carolina Now examines the most pressing issues of the day, talks with its most important people, visits the most interesting places in the state, and celebrates our state’s artistic and cultural diversity.
  • North Carolina Now: Legislative Week in Review
 – This UNC-TV public affairs series provides comprehensive coverage of the most important issues before the North Carolina’s State House and Senate as Kelly McCullen goes inside legislative committee rooms and into General Assembly hallways to get the latest information on matters that matter to you.
  • North Carolina Nurses: A Century of Caring 
- This documentary explores the vital roles of the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) and the North Carolina Board of Nursing in standardizing nursing education, expanding nursing practice, and dealing with critical nursing shortages like those facing the state and nation today.
  • North Carolina People 
- As the affable host of UNC-TV’s longest-running program, William Friday continues to welcome the state’s most interesting and entertaining North Carolinians during every episode of this weekly interview program.
  • North Carolina Rising – This compilation of highlights from the 12-part North Carolina Now series spotlights success stories of jobs and stability throughout rural North Carolina.
  • North Carolina Scientists Explore the Human Spark 
- Host Deborah Holt Noel joins Alan Alda and a wide variety of North Carolina experts in an eye-opening panel discussion about our most human characteristics. Along the way, viewers like you can form your own own intriguing personal view of what our Spark is and where it lies.
  • North Carolina’s Local Catch – Seafood lovers, locavores and those interested in economic development will all find something of interest in UNC-TV’s original production North Carolina’s Local Catch. For more than 400 years, commercial anglers have buoyed our coastal heritage and economy, supplying quality seafood locally and around the world. They still bring quality and value to the table, but face new challenges in today’s global environment. Producer Rick Sullivan searches for seafood caught in our state’s beautiful coastal waters and delivered to local restaurants and fish houses daily. He highlights consumers’ seafood options and encourages you to ask where your seafood is from, even at the coast.
  • North Carolina Treasures 
- From glassblowing and metalwork in the mountains and Seagrove pottery in the Piedmont to netmaking and basketweaving at the coast, UNC-TV’s Maria Lundberg spotlights the Tar Heel State’s variety of handcrafted talent.
  • North Carolina Weekend
 – Join host Deborah Holt as she shares the best things to “see and do” across the state each weekend as this exciting series takes viewers on a journey beyond black & white pictures and boring text descriptions & into latest colorful sites and sounds from the Old North State.
  • North Carolina’s Dependence on Tobacco – Tobacco has a long and evolving legacy in North Carolina. This documentary traces tobacco’s local history from its colonial roots to its blossoming as a controversial economic engine for the state’s growth.
  • North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures – 
Come away with UNC-TV on a travel adventure through the spectacular North Carolina Mountains. Hosted by beloved musician and storyteller, David Holt, North Carolina’s Mountain Treasures is an hour packed with a visit to some of our state’s most beautiful and magical destinations.
  • North Carolina’s WWII Experience 
- UNC-TV commemorates this pivotal time of our state’s history with this special documentary capturing the experiences of “The Greatest Generation” of North Carolinians—from the frontlines to the homefront.
  • NOVA** – As entertaining as it is informative, NOVA explores innovations and discoveries from the world of science and technology while highlighting the human side of science.
  • NOVA ScienceNOW** – From the award-winning producers of NOVA, NOVA scienceNOW is a fast-paced and provocative science magazine show that highlights four timely science and technology stories per episode.

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  • Off Book** – Experience this web-original series from PBS Arts that explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Episodes range from video games to typography, internet memes to steampunk culture.
  • O. Max Gardner Awards 
- UNC-TV captures the annual ceremony for this local award, established by the will of N.C. Gov. Oliver Max Gardner and given since 1949, to recognize the University of North Carolina System faculty who have “made the greatest contributions to the welfare of the human race.”
  • On the Tracks of Progress 
- Award-winning interviewer and Henderson, NC, native, Charlie Rose narrates this nostalgic look at the history of North Carolina’s storied railway system.
  • Our State
 – Inspired by the pages of Our State magazine, this UNC-TV’s series takes viewers across North Carolina for an in-depth look at the people and places that make our state great.
  • The Outlaw Lewis Redmond – This documentary, produced and director by local filmmaker Neal Hutcheson, provides an unforgettable account of this ‘American Robin Hood’s’ life and times and grants a privileged view into a turbulent, formative era of American history.

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  • Paideia: Making the Grade
 – UNC-TV’s documentary  exploring the Paideia teaching method also delves into many of the issues facing North Carolina schools as a whole—including achievement gaps and recruitment & retention of quality teachers.
  • Paint, Paper and Crafts
 – Get ready to get busy, as host Sloan Payne-Rutter focuses on the widespread phenomenon of paper crafting and scrapbooking in this popular how-to series.
  • Passion for Place: North Carolina Architecture – Turn your eye to the refreshing design and architecture that shapes our state as this documentary, shot on location all across the Tar Heel State, explores the lofty legacy of North Carolina’s 200-year architectural heritage inside log cabins, county courthouses, small town churches and skyscrapers.
  • Patchwork North Carolina – This North Carolina Now series is part of the Patchwork Nation, a reporting project that aims to explore what is happening in the United States by examining different kinds of communities over time. UNC-TV is a partner in the project, spotlighting the community of Edgecombe County, NC.
  • PBS Arts** – Discover this online portal that delivers a wide range of content relating to all areas of the arts, from contemporary to classic.
  • PBS KIDS Previews** – This program offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and outreach programs with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child’s total well-being.
  • PBS NewsHour** – Millions of Americans turn to MacNeil/Lehrer Productions for the solid, reliable reporting that has made PBS NewsHour one of the most trusted news programs in television.
  • PBS Online Film Festival** – Join us for the first-ever PBS Online Film Festival! Over five weeks we’ll showcase 20 short films, demonstrating the best of public media. From fact to fiction, these films offer surprising stories only PBS can tell.
  • PBS Presents** – View the very best collection of Public Television specials on a broad range of topics, from the new documentary about the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, to musical performances, biographies and more.
  • PBS Specials** – Tune-in to your local PBS station for an amazing line-up of special programs. Watch these online previews and get a taste of what’s scheduled.
  • Piedmont Blues 
- Don’t miss this fresh perspective on how Piedmont Blues became one of the most popular musical styles in the Southeast, as this documenary delves into the origins of the musical style that swept up and down the East Coast of the United States with its roots in Durham, NC.
  • POV** – POV, a cinema term for “point of view,” is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 275 of the best, boldest and most innovative documentaries to PBS audiences across the country.
  • Prince of Dark Corners – Milton Higgins delivers a tour de force portraying outlaw Lewis Redmond in folklorist Gary Carden’s masterwork of Appalachian identity.
  • Principal Story – 
This North Carolina Now series highlights the exemplary leadership of three North Carolina school principals. These distinguished school leaders have shown great strengths as the instructional leaders of their schools.
  • Project UNITE: Connecting North Carolina and Uganda 
- Hosted by UNC-TV’s own Mitchell Lewis, the special reveals a glimpse of a exciting trip taken by four North Carolina teachers as part of Project UNITE—one of the North Carolina Zoo’s outreach projects in Africa.
  • Pursuing Victory With Honor
 – In association with the thought-provoking seminar of the same name, this sports-oriented special presents open discussions with a spectrum of well-known sports administrators, coaches, journalists and athletes focusing on sportsmanship, ethics and character building in sports. 

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  • Queen & Country** – Join veteran newsman Sir Trevor McDonald as he looks at the traditions and institutions surrounding the monarchy, from Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace through the queen’s royal visits … to some of the greatest historic royal palaces.
  • The Queen Family: Appalachian Tradition and Back Porch Music 
- This toe-tapping documentary listens in on the Folk’s “first family” at their Appalachian home. Singing from their own back porch in western North Carolina, the Queens embody an impressive aural tradition that finds its ancestors in England, Scotland and Ireland and its descendents in gospel, bluegrass and country music.
  • QUEST – 
UNC-TV’s most ambitious local offering ever, QUEST utilizes all of our public media platforms, educational resources and extraordinary partnerships to explore the state of science. QUEST includes television coverage, radio collaborations, an interactive website and unique educational resources.

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  • The Raleigh Ringers: One Winter Evening at Meymandi
 – Everyone’s favorite hometown handbell musicians perform selections from The Nutcracker and other holiday favorites as Silent Night, Blue Christmas and Sleigh Ride from Raleigh, NC ’s storied Meymandi Concert Hall.
  • The Raleigh Ringers in Concert 
- Taken from several of their 2001 concerts at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, this famed community handbell choir returns with a broader repertoire, from the classical overture from The Nutcracker and the majestic Stars and Stripes Forever to the ageless rock tunes Sweet Home Alabama and Hotel California.
  • Refuge – Join the award-winning filmmaking team of Blake & Emily Scott as they bring to you the magnificent wildlife that encompasses five beautiful National Wildlife Refuges in eastern North Carolina, including the sights and sounds that make Mattamuskeet an icon in the animal kingdom.
  • Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly** – This acclaimed one-of-a-kind TV show examines religion’s role and the ethical dimensions behind top news headlines.
  • Remaking American Medicine: The North Carolina Connection* 
- To parallel the profiles in the national series, Remaking American Medicine, UNC-TV launched a statewide search for those individuals making a difference in North Carolina’s healthcare.
  • Rembrandt in America – Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn has been called one of the greatest painters of all time. This UNC-TV original production, Rembrandt in America, weaves together a biographical and historical detective story that seeks to determine what is and what is not an authentic Rembrandt painting.
  • Rodin
: A Man of Passion – With works from museums and private collections in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, this colorful documentary captures North Carolina Museum of Art’s Festival Rodin special collection—the largest exhibition of Rodin’s works ever assembled in the Southeast. 
  • Ruth and Billy Graham: What Grace Provides 
- This award-winning documentary tells the intimate tale of the marriage of the most powerful evangelist of the century—a unique love story, wrought with frequent heartwrenching partings & a fierce determination to stay together and do a job each felt called to do.

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  • Science Bytes** – Science Bytes is a series of short videos, based on recently published studies from the Public Library of Science (PLoS), which highlight discoveries that are shaping our future.
  • Search for Princess Charlotte – 
D.G. Martin, host of North Carolina Bookwatch, travels to Germany to unravel the mystery of Princess Charlotte, namesake of North Carolina’s largest city.
  • Secret Life of Scientists** – Scientists are just like everyone else -they’ve got secrets. So who knows what happens when the lab coats come off? Actually, we do. And now you can too. In this series of short, web-exclusive videos, you’ll meet intriguing scientists and engineers, and learn about their surprising lives outside the proverbial lab.
  • Secrets of the Dead** – Part detective story, part true-life drama, this series explores some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events.
  • Senator No: Jesse Helms
 – This documentary from filmmaker John Wilson explores the man dubbed America’s most controversial politician by The Almanac of American Politics – from his Baptist roots in the Jim Crow South to his political baptism in North Carolina’s racially-charged 1950 U.S. Senate race and beyond.
  • Sesame Street Classic** – Since 1969, children and adults alike have flocked to the place where multiethnic, multigenerational, and even multispecies residents coexist in harmony. The people on this very special street learn life’s lessons together, provide viewers with strong role models, and teach children that everyone brings a special ability to the community. Here, children learn to use their imaginations, build social skills, and respect people’s differences.
  • Simple Living With Wanda Urbanska – Join Wanda, Frank, Henry and the whole Simple Living gang as they teach you how to simplify your life through their experiences with the “slow life” of Mount Airy, NC, and beyond!
  • Sing Behind the Plow: John C. Campbell Folk School 
- This sweeping profile provides a captivating look at the charismatic couple that imported the Danish concept of folkehojskole (folk school), teaching traditional crafts, music and dance, to the North Carolina mountains in the 1900s.
  • Something in Common 
- This UNC-TV documentary offers a candid portrait of nine North Carolina public schools, providing historical perspectives, personal stories the steps each is taking to deal with issues of diversity & the many ways in which North Carolina has become more representative of the world at large.
  • Song of the Mountains – Enjoy the best in live, roots-based music from the heart of the region where it all began in this award-winning weekly public television series presented by UNC-TV.
  • Sound Tracks** – Immerse yourself in a show that takes you on a musical adventure where you explore the U.S. and the world through music.
  • Southern Roots, Global Vision – 
UNC-TV partners with the Levine Museum of the New South to present a roundtable discussion with a panel of Charlotte’s preeminent business leaders on the region’s future in the global economy. The program is hosted by Emmy Award-winning television personality Charlie Rose.
  • Stanton MacDonald-Wright: Color, Myth and Music – 
Examine the life and work of American painter Stanton Macdonald-Wright, a pioneer of artistic modernism, by exploring The North Carolina Museum of Art exhibition, “Color, Myth, and Music: Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Synchromism”—the first full showcase of the artist’s work, with 63 paintings and drawings spanning a period of more than 60 years.
  • State of Change 
- “The new economy”—it’s a term we’ve often heard. But what does it really mean? UNC-TV attempts to answer that question by looking at where North Carolina’s economy has been and where it may be headed.
  • Symposium on Global Warming
 – What is the greenhouse effect, and is it all bad? What is the evidence for warming, and are humans responsible? Find out the answers to these questions and more as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences hosts a panel discussion on the topic of “Climate Change in North Carolina.”
  • Symposium on Intellectual Property, Creativity and the Innovation Process 
- UNC-TV presents the UNC Symposium on Intellectual Property, Creativity and the Innovation Process— a timely gathering of First Lady Mary Easley, Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat, and more, to discuss how technological advances, creativity and innovation foster social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth.
  • Symposium: The Past, Present and Future of College Athletics – UNC-TV captures Elon University’s symposium on college athletics, where leading members of the college athletics community, including NCAA President Myles Brand, discuss the major issues facing college sports programs.

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  • Taking Initiative: A Look Inside Guilford County Schools
 – This informative special highlights some of Guilford County’s educational reform efforts—including school choice, teacher incentives & ways educators help students find safe, nurturing schools.
  • The Tar Heel Traveler: North Carolina Museum of Art
 – Celebrate the North Carolina Museum of Art and its new 127,000 square-foot expansion when award-winning broadcast journalist Scott Mason, of WRAL TV in Raleigh, showcases the new structure and its amazing art collection on The Tar Heel Traveler.
  • Tavis Smiley** – Experience a unique hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, featuring interviews with politicians, entertainers, athletes, authors and other newsmakers. Tavis Smiley was recently named to TIME‘s list of 100 “Most Influential People in the World.”
  • The Teachings of Jon
 – The Teachings of Jon is an insightful, soul-touching and funny documentary about local filmmaker Jennifer Owensby’s brother Jon, a 40-year old man, severely and profoundly affected by Down Syndrome.
  • Terry Sanford and the New South – From award-winning filmmaker Thomas Lennon, examine how this former North Carolina goveror and U.S. Senator pushed his vision for the New South, winning major new programs in education and economic investment and influencing progressive southern politics that helped set the political stage for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
  • Terry Sanford: Life & Legacy 
- This hour-long homage to this storied native son, reveals the former FBI agent, WWII veteran, State Senator, Governor and Senator, who epitomized the word statesman. UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery speaks with six North Carolinians who knew and worked with this prolific politican and educator.
  • Thank You, Eddie Hart 
- Don’t miss this viewer favorite about a Dutch family and their promise kept to a fallen Tar Heel soldier following World War II.
  • The Green Millennium With Charlie Rose – 
Join the award-winning interviewer and native son Charlie Rose for this fascinating panel discussion from the NCSU campus on the present and future of green architecture.
  • The New Age of HIV/AIDS
 – Corresponding with the national special The New Age of HIV/AIDS, UNC-TV provides detailed information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including testimonials on living with AIDS, AIDS research and treatment, and educational resources on this important topic.
  • The New Generation of One Stroke Painting With Donna Dewberry – 
Donna Dewberry, the creator of the phenomenal One Stroke Painting technique, again revolutionizes the world of decorative painting with an exciting new technique that is easier to learn, uses different types of paint & brushes, and offers a completely new & different look.
  • The Parent Show** – This original web series explores hot parenting topics and shares simple tips to make parenting easier. The Parent Show features wise and wacky interviews with experts and others including chefs, puppeteers, PBS personalities and even a rock star!
  • Thomas W. Lambeth Lecture – 
The Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Lectureship in Public Policy was endowed in 2006 to bring to campus distinguished speakers who are practitioners and/or scholars of public policy, particularly whose work touches on the fields of education, ethics, democratic institutions, and civic engagement.
  • This Old House** – As TV’s original home-improvement show, follow one whole-house renovation over several episodes.
  • To The Contrary** This series continues as an essential, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies. The program covers news and offers a platform to views that are rarely, if ever, available elsewhere on television.
  • Tobacco Money Feeds My Family 
- Shot over a period of five years, in this documentary, filmmakers revisit the tobacco country of their youth and find three diverse farm families who—despite facing a rapidly changing industry, deep cuts in government quotas, the swaying of popular opinion, and the realities of global economy—struggle to maintain their lifes’ work.
  • Triad CEO Summit 
- Take an inside look at central North Carolina’s economic outlook during the annual Triad CEO Forum as North Carolina’s own broadcasting legend Lee Kinard moderates this insider’s view of the state of business in the Tar Heel State.
  • Triangle CEO Summit 
- To celebrate its 15th anniversary, business series Carolina Business Review presents this Triangle busisness forum featuring regional business leaders discussing topics ranging from politics and education to technology and innovation. 
  • Troubled Waters: The Illusion of Abundance – 
In its fifth public television documentary, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington explores the ramifications of our state’s current water crisisr. Narrated by UNC-W Chancellor Emeritus, James R. Leutze, this documentary raises awareness about the many ways we are over tapping our fresh water resources. 

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  • University Awards 
- Since 1980, the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors presents its highest honor, the University Award. UNC-TV features highlights of this annual award ceremony and the outstanding contributions individual winners make to higher education.

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  • Voices of Freedom*
 – During studies of the American Revolution, states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Maryland are mentioned again and again. So what about North Carolina? This site shares not only the ways North Carolina contributed to the American Revolution, but also how the state made her own strides towards independence.
  • Voices of North Carolina – 
From the Outer Banks to the Smoky Mountains, North Carolinians are unique, as are the languages they speak. This documentary, narrated by UNC-TV’s Bill Friday, examines the state’s diverse dialects & reveals how communities across the state are preserving their heritage through language.

  • Voices of Our Time – From the campus of Wake Forest University, UNC-TV presents Voices of our Time. Produced in partnership with Wake Forest University, this speaker series features some of the worlds leading thinkers from the worlds of education, public policy, business, literature, religion and politics. Some of the broadcast programs include presentations by political analyst David Gergen, journalist Bob Scheiffer, former Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall, journalists Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff and Dr. Richard Kadison, MD of Harvard University Health Services.

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  • War Bonds – Experience this multi-media living history cabaret interspersed with personal letters from the frontlines of World War II and headline news of the period, providing a warm reminiscence and a harrowing reminder of a time when the whole world seemed upside down.
  • Washington Week** – Educate yourself in world news as a group of journalists participate in roundtable discussion of major news events. Washington Week is the longest-running primetime news & public affairs program on television.
  • War Zone 
- This sweeping documentary provides detailed accounts of German U-boat attacks off the North Carolina coast during WWII, including merchant ships that were destroyed, individual U-boats that fired their deadly torpedoes, and the U-boat commanders that accepted their mission to sink ships.
  • Water Quality* – This UNC-TV eco-resource provides in-depth information about North Carolina’s coastal, wetlands, and freshwater ecosystems as well as specifics about the benefits of watersheds and related programming meant to educate, enrich and inform.
  • Women, War and Peace** – This bold five-part PBS television series challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties.
  • The Woodwright’s Shop 
- When it comes to carving your niche in the new millennium, come to the man who knows what it takes to survive! This storied UNC-TV series starring Roy Underhill celebrates nearly 30 years of teaching traditional woodworking skills to millions of national public television viewers.
  • Workers 50+: The Road Ahead 
- Explore the local outlook for workers age 50-plus as AARP North Carolina Associate State Director for Communications Bob Garner moderates a discussion featuring Victor Marshall, director of the UNC Institute on Aging & Mary Cichocki, of AARP North Carolina’s Workers 50+ Speaker’s Bureau.
  • WRAL’s Parade of Sail 
- UNC-TV brings you a prime perch to spy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as it’s happening, when at least 14 tall ships enter Beaufort Inlet during coverage of the recent WRAL Parade of Sail.

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