Adam Scriver, 41, of Aldergrove, passed away on September 14, 2023 after a short battle with lung cancer.
Adam was born on September 16, 1981 to Katherine and David Scriver (both predeceased) in Calgary, Alberta. The family including his brother Shawn moved to BC in 1996 where Adam became a proud professional in his trade for over twenty years.
Adam became the proud father of Sarah and Jacob while living in New Westminster before meeting Heather in 2008. They wed in 2012, going on to have two children, Isabella and Emily.
Family has always been an important part of Adams life that led to special bonds like the ones he had with his Aunty Shelly and his nephew Wyatt who he saw as a son.
Adam lived a full life of fun extreme activities like skydiving, skiing, dirt biking, camping, boating and spending time with his loving family. His love of the finer things made him a regular at Cardero’s and Fifth Ave in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Rex Pay passed away at the age of 68 on July 27, 2023 at his home in Ladner. He was born August 29, 1954 at Royal Columbian Hospital. Predeceased by his mother Bernice, father Ralph and sister Lonnie. Survived by his wife Marilyn, daughter Tara, son in law Greg Wilkins and grandchildren Nolan and Blake.
Rex attended school at Sunshine Hills Elementary School and eventually bused to Delta Secondary School where he met and then married his high school sweetheart. He enjoyed water and snow skiing, playing football, sitting on a sandy beach and always excelled at anything he put his mind to. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle any chance he could but his grandkids gave him the most joy. He will be remembered best for his sense of humor and quick wit.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at The Rose and Crown Pub, 1203 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donation to the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada https://www.classy.org/give/469440/#!/donation/checkout would be greatly appreciated.
It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the untimely death of Aaron Ramlakhan, on August 23, 2023. Aaron’s legacy is carried on by his wife, Tanya, and three children. Aaron will also be missed by; his parents Steve and Roberta; and sister Shannon (Daniel); parent in-laws Chantha and Thorn, and sisters Sarina and Christina (Paul) and their daughter.
An evening panikhida prayer service will be held on Monday September 4, 2023 at 6:30pm at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, 7221 198b Street, Langley, BC with a funeral the following day on Tuesday September 5 at 10:30am. He will be laid to rest at Fort Langley Cemetery, 23105 St Andrews Ave, Fort Langley. Potluck reception will be held following the burial across the street at the St. Andrew United Church hall.
Those who knew Aaron would remember how he told stories so animatedly, ending it with an infectious laughter. He was a hard working and devoted husband and father and a dear friend to so many.
Donations to assist the family can be contributed via https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-aaron-ramlakhan
May His Memory Be Eternal ...
Lyle Terrance Watson passed away on July 18, 2023 at Vancouver, BC. A private burial will be held. He will be missed by all who knew him.
My dear son Blaise died suddenly following a fatal brain bleed on June 19, 2023. His unexpected death happened one week after his 22nd birthday, Father's day weekend, and while fishing with his friends on the bank of the Fraser River.
He is survived by his parents Tracy and Brian, grandparents, his son Xavier, brother Bryce, and sister Tia. His cat, Fluffy, will also miss him and his hugs dearly. Blaise will be forever missed by many family and friends.
Blaise was a very curious, loving, kind, but bold and strong young man. He loved fishing, working out at the gym, and getting into mischief. He made us all laugh out loud with his unforgettable sense of humour. We are thankful Blaise was able to be an organ donor and give the gift of life to 4 others.
Flowers respectfully declined, please consider donating to an organization Blaise felt passionate about www.canadahelps.org, an organization that supports women and children who have experienced violence.
Memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 4:00pm - 7:00 pm at the Heritage Hall, 3015 273 Street, Aldergrove, BC.
May 29, 2000 - July 3, 2023, It is with saddened hearts that we are sharing this, our son Liam Douglas Girard passed away on July 3rd, 2023. Liam was funny and had a very loving heart and was kind to anyone he encountered. Liam loved Anime, video games and movies, and most of all he loved his little brother Mike.
Liam is survived by his parents Grace O’Reilly and Steve Girard, his stepmother Maddy Ghoneim, brother Mike and stepbrothers Adam and Nicholas. His Grandmothers, Marie Girard (d. Douglas Girard) and Joy Linder (d. Jack O’Reilly). Graces brothers and sisters and spouses, Allen and Irenea, Shelly and Gary and Deborah (Predeceased by Graces brother and sister Leo and Theresa). Steve’s brothers and sister and spouses, Greg and Cristina, Dave and Kathy and Kim and John. As well as many cousins who loved him very much.
Sometimes in life there are losses. Losses that can never really be replaced. Losing you has been the hardest thing we have ever had to live with. We were not ready to say goodbye. We were not ready to let you leave. We would give anything for just one more day, just one more hour, just one more minute. But we have learned to trust in unconditional love. Because the one profound thing about death is that love never dies. Some bonds cannot be broken. Because even though you’re not physically here, your heart is. It lives on within us. We will carry your heart inside ours. We will carry it on the days when we find courage to heal and to grow. We will carry it with us always. Someday we will meet again. And we will no longer be separated by time and space. But until that day, we will find comfort in knowing that you are still with us. Your heart safely tucked inside ours. Some hearts just belong together, and nothing will ever change that. We loved you then, we love you now. We will always love you forever. Forever in our minds, forever in our hearts. We will carry you forever.
A Memorial Service in Liam's honour will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Musqueam Community Centre, 6777 Salish Drive, Vancouver, BC, where flowers may be delivered the day of at 10:30am.
Donations kindly appreciated to CAMH Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation
Timothy Scott Etherington passed away on May 23, 2023 at Burnaby, BC. A private burial will be held.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
passed away on April 29, 2023 at New Westminster, BC. A private burial will be held. He will be missed by all who knew him.
With sadness and love, the family of Maria Romana Hockin wish to announce her passing on June 12, 2023 in Abbotsford, BC, Canada.
Maria is predeceased by daughter Susanna Rodela Williamson. She is survived by her children David, Daniel, Carla (James), Lloyd (Marina), and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Maria was born in 1937 in the town of Kanal, in western Slovenia on the border with Italy. She had a difficult early life, growing up during the Second World War, her family would often take refuge in nearby caves during bombing and raids. Her father Andrej was a veteran of the first world war and he spoke many languages, including German, which probably helped him protect his family. Even after the war, life in Yugoslavia was difficult, parts of towns had been destroyed and there were food shortages. Maria had 7 siblings and perhaps her parents had trouble keeping all of them fed, as when she was only 7 years old, she was sent away to live with an aunt in Italy, where she helped to work on a farm and attended school. When she came back home a couple years later, she barely recognized her parents and siblings.
She then stayed with her family in Kanal, went to nursing school, and then worked for several years at the seaside hospital of Valdoltra. This was a beautiful location and it seemed like a happy time for her; she would tell stories of hours spent swimming in the Adriatic sea, eating ripe fruits and caring for patients who felt like family. When she was around 26 years old she met Josef Rodela, who would become her first husband. They left Yugoslavia to escape the communist regime, and passed through Italy, Austria, France, and ended up in Germany for a while, where her first daughter Susie was born. In 1965 the family of 3 came via ocean liner to Canada to start a new life. Over the next few years they moved around Canada as Josef sought work in the mines, and she had 2 more children, sons David and Danny.
In 1970 they were living in east Vancouver when Maria received devastating news that her husband was killed in a mining accident, and she was left a single mother with 3 children under the age of 6. This was a very challenging time for her, without much social support, however with the life insurance money she was able to buy a house on Melbourne St in Vancouver and made a stable home for her family. A couple years later she married Lloyd Hockin and had two more children, Carla and Lloyd.
She was a headstrong and resourceful woman and worked hard to support her family, trying different ventures over the years - buying and renovating homes, starting a janitorial business, owning small grocery stores, and working as a nurses’ aide. In later years, her favorite work was to spend summer days on a farm picking berries.
She was an expert knitter and enjoyed creating blankets and sweaters for her loved ones, and also used her talents to make custom orders for a knitwear store in Vancouver.
Mom also enjoyed cooking for her family - every Christmas and Easter holiday she would bake large batches of Slovenian bread and cakes to give to family and friends.
Through all the hardships she was always a faithful Christian, raising her family in Christ and attending church. Her faith and prayer kept her going through hard times.
Chester Payou, age 53, passed away in the comfort of his home at Surrey, BC on May 17, 2023.
He suffered through a long, hard battle with cancer where he wouldn’t give up on life. He was an kind hearted person who loved life and didn't hesitate to make people smile. He will sorely be missed.
He is survived by wife Carol Hope, step-children: Rosalie Giroux, Duran Giroux, William Garner, and Cameron Garner, sister Charlene Payou, half-sister Tanesha Harvey, aunt Madeleine Dourin, uncle Colby Payou, numerous step-grandchildren and cousins, as well as many aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his mother Julie Payou, father Peter Harvey, grandparents Pierre and Mable Payou and Felix and Agnes Goodswimmer
A Memorial will take place in a Surrey baseball field on Sunday, May 28. His ashes will be spread at his original home in Sturgeon Lake, Alberta.
Daughter of Minnie (nee Thomas) and Francis Point, in Musqueam territory, Steveston, BC., Frances fished with her father every summer in Rivers Inlet, BC, where she met her husband Chief Delbert V. Guerin. Together they raised 7 kids and one grandchild. Frances served Musqueam Indian Band Administration from 1960 - 2020. Frances' legacy is her family and the work achieved to make our home a better place. An evening Prayer service will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00pm followed by a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 am both held at the Musquem Community Centre, 6777 Salish Dr, Vancouver.
We are very sad to announce the passing of our beloved husband and father. Predeceased by his father Anthony and mother Annabelle. Ray leaves behind his loving wife Debbie, son Tony (Lisa) and daughter Shelley. He will be forever missed and remain in our hearts and thoughts always. The family wishes to thank all the staff of Langley Memorial Hospital for all their support and loving care of Dad. A celebration of life to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Alzheimers Society of BC in his honor.
In memory of Robert Jerningham, born April 29, 1953 in Vancouver, BC and Gayle Elizabeth, born January 21, 1994 in North Vancouver, BC, passed away on February 9, 2023. They are lovingly remembered and will be dearly missed by their family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm at St. John The Evangelist Church, 220 W Eighth St, North Vancouver BC.
With great sadness, we announce the passing of Gordon Sam on February 14. He died unexpectedly while doing what he loved - playing tennis. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife Luciana, children Mathew (Youmi), Rebecca (Sam) and Matheus, grandson Jock, brothers Raymond (Susan) and Norman, dog Mila, and dear nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Mow Toy & Young Chu, and sister Mary. While he left us much too early, Gordon lived a life filled with love, devotion and laughter. He will be forever in the hearts of his family and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm at the Canadian Memorial United Church & Centre For Peace, 1825 W 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
Joseph Bencinger passed away on January 10, 2023. He was born on June 17, 1936. Predeceased by his parents, Tony and Anna Bencinger, brother Anton Bencinger, and sister Rose Hanson. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Lee Ann, daughter Teresa (Gordon) Heppner, son John, grandchildren Amanda Heppner and Jason Heppner, and great-grandson Jacob Kelly.
Joe lived in Manitoba and moved to Abbotsford when he was 14. He met his wife Lee Ann when he moved to Langley at age 26. They married on September 10, 1965.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the O.A.P. Hall, 3015 273 Street, Aldergrove, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our lovely Mary. Mary was a kind, compassionate, selfless and caring person who took great pleasure in her family and extended family. She was an expert knitter and loved creating much appreciated baby blankets for her loved ones. She liked cooking, walking, watching Christmas movies, and many more activities that made her smile. Mary attended the Oakridge Baptist Church regularly and took great comfort in her religion. She was an avid reader and spent many hours reading scriptures, psalms and religious books. Mary is predeceased by her mother, Anna Bonk Bernier and is survived by her brother Ray (Heather), nieces, nephews and her goddaughter Ashlee Montagano. She will be greatly missed by many. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Oakridge Baptist Church
Mary was laid to rest with her mother at Mountain View Cemetery.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of Joseph Bencinger. After a period of declining health, Joseph met with the Lord on January 10, 2023.
We will gather together on Saturday, February 25, 2023 for a time of memorial, to share stories and mark the life of our dear Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. Please come for 1:00pm to the Aldergrove Heritage Hall (O.A.P. Hall), located at 3015 273 St, Aldergrove.
We would be honoured if you could come with a story to share .
In Loving Memory of
Born August 16, 1936
Karystos, Euboea, Greece
Passed away January 3, 2023
Surrey, British Columbia
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:00 am
Saint Nicholas & Dimitrios Greek Orthodox Church
4541 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC
Fr. Timoleon Prattas
Forest Lawn Burial Park
3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby, BC
Jennifer Katherine Dhaliwal (Holfeld)
October 17, 1972 – November 29, 2022
It is with broken hearts that we are announcing the passing of our beloved “Jenny”, on November 29, 2022 at the age of 50.
She has now joined her father Garth (Pops) to play as many games as she likes.
Jennifer leaves and one day will be reunited with the loves of her life, husband Nav and son Lincoln. She will be deeply missed by her mother Marilyn, sister Carolyn (Ed), brother Richard (Patsy) and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Those who were fortunate to know Jen witnessed her strong devotion to family and friends as well as her passion for keen conversation and heated cribbage matches with a glass of wine.
Jen firmly believed that any occasion went better with a little champagne. She will be forever in our hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be held on January 15, 2023 at Northview Golf & Country Club 6857 - 168 Street, Surrey, B.C. at 1pm. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Sources Woman’s Place in Surrey.
MIKOLUK, Beryl Olive passed away on September 16, 2022 at Whiterock, BC. A private cremation will take place. She will be missed.
Pieter (Pete) Madderom
August 30, 1943 (Koedijk, Netherlands) - December 6, 2022
Peter was frankly puzzled that his exit strategy did not go according to plan. The idea was to reach his 80th birthday in superb health, then somehow naturally and painlessly sail into the next dimension. He was always an optimist! Unfortunately he fell short of the mark by less than a year. He lived a charmed life, blessed with an abundance of joy, friends, wishes fulfilled, and a rock solid confidence in himself that never failed. He loved people, but had no patience for fools. A brilliant, pioneering computer scientist who retired from UBC after forty years, he never touched a computer again. He was dismayed by the wild growth of the Internet, in which he saw too little social or moral accountability. He called it “pure evil.” (He was never a man to mince words!)
Peter’s retirement days were idyllic, filled with endless walks, chess games at the pub, cross-Canada motorcycle adventures, and the great pleasure of greeting friends and strangers alike on his daily perambulations. Most of all he loved family visits, with grandkids and pets snuggled on his lap. This beautiful, kind and gentle soul will be missed terribly by wife Victoria, his kids Meredith (Andrew), Patrick (Amanda), and Iris (Ruan), grandkids Hendrik and Johanna, and siblings Jake and Sita. And of course, his favourite lap-cat Lady! He loved us all, as he loved life itself. May his memory be for a blessing.
Christopher Roy Wilkes
November 9, 1954 - December 4, 2022
Chris Wilkes left this world peacefully on Sunday morning after a nearly four-year battle with cancer, with his wife Jennifer at his side. His last days were at the Fraser Canyon hospital in Hope, BC. The family wishes to extend their thanks for the kindness and attention provided by the care staff during that difficult time.
Chris touched so many lives with his generosity, good humor, and drive to spread the joy of playing games wherever he went. Game Days, the Wizards of the Coast Game Center, the Carleton Strategy Club, the Alexander Games Club ... the list goes on and on. All those friends, and their friends and
families, will keep Chris's memory alive for many years to come.
He was many things:
Cherished brother and son.
Creator of worlds.
Inventive game master.
A loyal and generous friend.
No formal service is planned; interment will be December 12, 2022, 11:00 AM, in the Chilliwack Cemeteries Heritage Woods green burial site. Celebrations of Chris's life will be held in the weeks to come.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society, the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, or the Cancer Research Society.
Loving wife, mother, daughter, and friend, Joanne Tattle passed away peacefully in Port Moody at the age of 55, on November 25th after a three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. She spent her final days in the hospital surrounded by her husband Bob and their three loving children Victoria, Ashley, and Ryan. Her family would like to express great gratitude for the exceptional care Joanne received throughout her final days from the team of nurses and doctors at Eagle Ridge Hospital. Joanne was the most kind-hearted person; her smile and positive energy was infectious to anyone she came in contact with. She will be missed dearly by all.
Her Funeral will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 10:30 am at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4500 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC, entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Burial Park, Burnaby, BC. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Score for Cancer. (www.scoreforcancer.com)
Mark Douglas Stenberg passed gently at home on Saturday, October 15, 2022. He leaves behind his wife of 34 years, Mary Jane and his much beloved son Cameron (Sydney).
Mark was greatly loved by his mother, Joyce Baragon, three sisters Elaine DePedrina (Bruno), Susan Hille (Rick), and Julie Smit (John). He will also be mourned by his two brothers Eric (Cathy) and David (Mary) plus a huge number of assorted nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Mark, in his early years, was an accomplished athlete playing both soccer and hockey. His love of hockey resulted in a lifelong commitment to the Vancouver Canucks from their very first game to the very last one he watched. He was a true fan, never giving up on them.
Mark also loved growing up on his family’s chicken farm and valued his family deeply. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humour which kept us all laughing at every family gathering. He loved vintage cars, garage sales, making and refinishing things in his shop, golfing, car races, action movies and a good shot of rye.
Mark started his career as a welder, but an industrial accident at age 22 meant a career change. He went to Douglas College and then worked for many years as a Rehab Counsellor and Manager with the BC Paraplegic Association.
Although Mark’s last years were a struggle, he met his challenges with incredible courage, patience and grace. Few people would have kept a sense of humour, but he did.
Thank you to the many nurses and personal care workers who supported the family through his long struggle. Special thanks to Jennifer Stenberg for always being there to make him laugh, Kelly Barrette for helping us manage the house, and to Ryas Barrette for eagerly joining Mark in watching both the action and western movies he loved (always at top volume). A special mention to Work Safe BC (Mirabelle, Tracey and Rene) and to Heather and Francine for keeping him happy, comfortable and well cared for.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the O.A.P. Hall, 3015 273 Street, Aldergrove. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Spinal Cord Injury BC. https://sci-bc.ca/
“The connections we make in the course of a life – maybe that’s what heaven is” – Fred Rogers