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Name Birth / Death Submitted by:
Bates, Thomas Albert b.1919; d.2010 Teena
Browne, Michael Joseph b.1931; d.2009 Teena
Campbell, Andrew Robinson b.1920; d.2004 Teena
Destobel, Edith b.1920; d.2006 Teena
Frizell, William b.1907; d.2004 Teena
Jones, Arthur b.1925; d.2008 Teena
McCauley, Hubert Roderick b.1929; d.2002 Teena
McCusker, Patrick Laurence b.1940; d.2008 Teena
Patrick, Maureen b.1946; d.2013 Teena
Quin, Dr. Michael (Mickey) James b.1917; d.2005 Teena
Smyth, Albert Thomas b.1924; d.2007 Teena
Tener, Gordon Malcolm b.1927; d.2008 Teena


BATES, Thomas Albert (Bert) September 28, 1919 - June 28, 2010 Peacefully at age 90, born in Clogher Valley, Tyrone, Ireland, survived by his loving wife Frances, of 62 years, predeceased by his son Robert Kent and wife Ann, also survived by his son Gordon Kent (Gail), grandchildren, Donna, Laura (Bill), Leslie (Kevin), David (Kerri), great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Breanna, Braedyn, Sierra, Jordin, McKenna, and Christian, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A service on July 7th, Graveside at 1:00 p.m, Memorial at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow, Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 – 72nd Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Arbor Lounge.

BROWNE, Michael Joseph October 07, 1931 - January 31, 2009. Passed away suddenly at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster after lengthy illness with COPD. Born in Montreal, Quebec, moved to BC late 1960's. Predeceased by parents, Michael and Alice Browne, Burnaby, BC both born in Co Tyrone, Ireland, also brothers: Sean Browne and Leo Browne. Lovingly remembered by wife of 31 years, Esther Browne (Morris), son, Brian Browne/Kersten Grady, brother, Frank Browne/Sylvia, sister, Patricia Galliford, Wayne Mitchell, Udo Kenklies/Anna and numerous nieces, nephews. Visitation Sunday, February 8, 2009, 2:00 - 4:00 pm with Celebration of Life Monday, February 9, 2009, 1:00 pm, followed by Interment at Forest Lawn Funeral Home (3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby). Memorial Mass, February 11, 2009, 7:30 pm at St. Michael's Parish, at 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby, B.C., celebrant Rev. Rossi.

CAMPBELL, Andrew Robinson. Born in Newtown Stewart, County Tyrone, N. Ireland on May 11, 1920, died unexpectedly yet peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital on Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at the age of 84, with his son and daughter-in law at his side. Robbie is survived by his loving son Dennis and daughter-in-law Jane; beloved granddaughters Shannon and Melissa. With his parents, 2 brothers and sister (all predeceased), he emigrated to Storthoaks, Sask. in 1928. He was a member of the R.C.M.P. from 1941 until 1966, retiring as a Staff Sgt. (Special Branch). He joined the B.C. Securities Commission in 1966 as an investigator and retired in 1980 as a Deputy Superintendent of Brokers. His honesty and integrity in his professional and personal lives brought him respect and many life-long friends from all walks of life. He was a talented furniture maker and a handyman who was generous with his time in helping others. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 3, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Marpole United Church, 1296 West 67th Avenue (at Hudson Street), Vancouver with Rev. Rick Taylor and Rev. Diana Sung officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to a charity of your choice.

DESTOBEL, Edith passed away peacefully January 24, 2006 at the Kiwanas Care Center in North Van-couver. Born in the district of Caledon, Tyrone Ireland on August 15, 1920. A long time resident of North Vancouver she is survived by her sons Dennis and Jim, Stepchildren Dennis, Gary and Jane; Sisters Phyllis, Elsie and Emily, Brothers Henry, Richard and Jim plus grandchildren. Edith will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver on Tuesday January 31, 2006 at 10:00 AM

FRIZELL, William (Bill) passed on peacefully at St. Vincent's, Langara on January 17th, 2004, predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Beulah, his parents, two brothers and one sister. Bill was born on November 25th, 1907 in Dungannon County Tyrone, Ireland. Bill joined B.C. Pulp & Paper in 1927 and settled in Port Alice. Bill's 45-year career as a company accountant took him from Port Alice to Woodfibre and Vancouver Head Office with Rayonier Canada. He and Beulah retired in Vancouver, where he became involved in the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Association. His daughter Lynne Erin, son-in-law Arthur McNamara of Sydney, Australia and brother Noel of New York survive Bill. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 02:30 PM, Monday, January 26, 2004 in Coast Plaza Hotel, 1763 Comox Street.

JONES, Arthur Born July 5, 1925 in Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland Passed away into the presence of our Lord on January 4, 2008 after living a life that touched many other lives through his medical practice, church family, as well as those he came into contact with. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jean of 55 years, daughter Deirdre (Robert) Poirier, sons Brian (Marion), Lliam, and Niall (Angela); and grandchildren Anna, Matthew, Kendal, Charmaine, Chelsea, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Arthur, and Keir. He will be dearly missed by friends, colleagues, and patients. He practiced medicine in Port Coquitlam for 35 years, ministering to many lives. The family wishes to thank the many healthcare personnel, and friends that supported and encouraged during his time of failing health. Arthur loved to spend time with friends; especially reaching out to those in a time of need. He loved to tell stories, laugh, read, golf, and take time to appreciate God's creation. He was a loving family man. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on January 9, 2008 at Willingdon Church, 4812 Willingdon, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission.
McCAULEY, Hubert Roderick (Roy): Born August 14, 1929 on Puddle Alley, Strabane, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland; died peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2002 in Palliative Care at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, B.C. Lovingly remembered by his wife, Grace; children Jack (Betty), Janet (Paul), Becky (John); 6 grandchildren: Owen, Scott, Marla, Kevin, Kathleen and Lauren; brothers Jerry (Maggie) and Columba in Strabane and many nieces and nephews in Strabane and around the world. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy's memory to Palliative Care at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Special thanks to the caring staff in St. Paul's Palliative Ward _ your thoughtfulness meant more than words can say. No service by request.

McCUSKER, Patrick Laurence November 13, 1940 - September 2, 2008 It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our dear Patrick at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born in Dromore, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and moved to Canada in 1964. Patrick will be sadly missed by his friend Lee; son Tony; daughter Angela (Dave); ex-wife Sarah; grandchildren, Trevor, Tyler, Sean, Nolan and Kaleigh; his brothers Gerald (Margaret), Desmond (Patricia); sisters Dolly (Joe), Josephine (James), Philomena (Terence), Anne (Patrick), Monica (Benny). Private arrangements have been made. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Union Gospel Mission.

PATRICK, Maureen October 27, 1946 - May 20, 2013 With broken hearts we announce the passing of Maureen "Moe" Patrick after a brief, hard-fought battle with cancer. Maureen grew up on a farm in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the youngest child of six. She attended a very primitive one room school as a child and took up the trade of hairdresser as a young adult. She obtained work on a cruise ship and traveled to exotic places all over the world. In 1979 she moved to Canada and continued working as a hairdresser, starting friendships that would last decades and putting down roots. Here she met the love of her life, Dave, supporting his various unique endeavours and becoming a warm and loving stepmother to his three children, Adrienne, Leanne, and Kevin. To know Moe was to love her. She was truly beautiful inside and out. She ran into someone she knew everywhere she went. She was nurturing, generous, and always lending a helping hand. Moe was a trustworthy confidante yet avoided talking about herself or asking for help at all costs. She never complained. She felt genuine concern for those down on their luck and quietly fundraised for many charities. An amazing hostess, Moe held legendary parties and she and Dave warmly welcomed everyone into their home and hearts. As their children found partners, their family grew to include David, Michael, and Sarah. Moe was heartbroken when Dave passed away in 2009. She actively kept his spirit alive, encouraging environmental awareness, for one small example. Despite suffering such a significant loss, she did her best to live life to the fullest and treasured many special trips with family and friends over these last several years. The twinkle in Moe's eyes also brightened considerably with the birth of her first grandchild, Drew. She called him "the best boy in Delta" and did anything she could to make him smile. Moe was furthermore fortunate to meet her two granddaughters this spring, Ava and Madeleine, and enjoyed the comfort of newborn smells and snuggles. Moe looked on the positive side of everything and was always the first to poke fun at herself when she did something "the Irish way". She had an undeniably green thumb and maintained a beautiful garden. At heart she truly remained a country girl even after living in Vancouver for 35 years and loved gathering berries to make jam which she gave to her many friends. Her best friends Fred and Keala will miss her terribly, as will her Annieville neighbours, hairdressing friends and golfing pals, many of whom were akin to family. Maureen will be lovingly remembered by brother Robert; sisters Eveline, Mabel, Kathleen, Anne; their spouses and many nieces, nephews and "greats," including: Ian, Ruth, Stephanie, David, John, Colin, Lara, Andrew, and Paul. She will further be missed by mother-in-law Lorraine, sister-in-law Laurie, brother-in-law Gord, and nephews Colin, Evan, and Jeremy. Thank you to the compassionate nurses and staff at Peace Arch Hospice who became part of Moe's extended family over these last four months. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donating to the White Rock Hospice Society. A small graveside ceremony will take place at Boundary Bay Cemetery on May 30th at 11am. In celebration of Moe's life, an open house will be held at her residence on Sunday, June 2nd between 1-4pm. Family, friends, and neighbours are welcome to drop in and share a story or two about Moe. We love you Moe and we'll miss you so much.
"Here's Tae Us; There's Naeb'dy like us..." "Nice to see you, to see you nice."
QUINN, Dr. Michael (Mickey) James. It is with sadness that the family of Michael James Quinn announces his death at St. Michael's Hospice in Burnaby, BC on January 10, 2005 at 1:10am, at the age of 87 years. Michael was born in Ardboe, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland on September 27, 1917. He emigrated to Canada in 1927 with his parents and four other siblings. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Hugh Quinn of St. Brides, AB. His two brothers, Hughie and Felix, his two sisters, Maggie Trimmer, Sally de La Salle, as well as his first wife Mary and his second wife Laura. Michael is survived by four sisters, Mary Ann Ingram, Teresa Young, Rose Sutherland, Brigid (Jerry) Desjarlais, sister-in-law Terry Quinn, brother-in-law Laurence Sutherland, numerous nieces and nephews and his companion Helen Pylypuk. The family acknowledges with thanks, the care that Dr. Lam and her oncologist staff at Burnaby Hospital gave to Michael and to St. Michael's Hospice Staff for their kind and loving care. We would also like to say thanks to Mike and Boba, care takers of Nelson Towers where Michael lived for 20 years for being there for Michael in his final days. Michael has requested a private service; cremation will take place with interment of cremated remains at Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby on Friday, January 14, 2005 at 1:00pm. Fraser Heights Funeral Home (604) 589-2559
SMYTH, Albert Thomas February 8, 1924 October 13, 2007 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing on October 13th of our `Go-to-Guy.' Albert leaves his wife Maida after 56 years of an amazingly loving and supportive marriage, his daughter and son-in-law Bev and Chuck Lohm, grandchildren Jeff and Carissa Lohm, Shannon and Paul Leadbeater and great-granddaughter Rachel Leadbeater, sister Gladys Noort (Bill) and brother Aubrey. Grandsons-of-the-heart are Owen Coulter & Mike Wainwright. Albert came with his family to Canada in 1925 from his birthplace in Castlederg, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, settling in Port Coquitlam in 1934. A tank driver/mechanic in WWII serving in the Netherlands, he spent a year at university in London before returning home to PoCo. He worked at Essondale until 1957 when he became Business Manager for Haney Correctional Institution. The last few years of his career was as Regional Business Manager for BC Corrections. An active member of Trinity United Church for more than 70 years, Albert's second family was the church choir. When he wasn't heading out the door with his toolbox to help someone, he enjoyed bowling, curling and beating us all at crib. He travelled extensively but his paradise on earth was his cabin at Green Lake in the Cariboo. We will miss Albert's gentle strength, wisdom, sense of humour, quick wit and the twinkle in his eyes but we will hold him in our hearts forever. The family would like to thank Dr. Hasham and the
staff at Elgin Medical and Eagle Ridge Hospital for taking such good care of him. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave, PoCo on Thursday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund or the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation.

TENER, Gordon Malcolm November 24, 1927 - September 7, 2008 Our brother, uncle and friend ended his life's journey in Vancouver close to where he lived and worked for most of his 80 years. Gordon pursued a life of science and research (including U. Wisconsin and U. Auckland) and was for several decades a Professor of Biochemistry at UBC and a biomedical researcher. Gordon greatly enjoyed the successes of his research colleagues and his students alike. He was part of a real company of adventurers in early days of genetic research and was counted as contributing not only valuable procedures but adding much to the spiritual and intellectual well-being of the group at UBC (which included Drs. Jack Campbell, Gordon Shrum, Ian Gillam, Nobel Prize Researchers H. Gobind Khorana and Michael Smith and others, all of whom he counted as friends). Never married, Gordon was a loved Uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by father John F. Tener (in turn, son of John Frost Tener born Co. Tyrone), mother Charlotte Evelyn Tener and brother David. He was a beloved brother to sisters Kathleen in Penticton, Doreen (Paul) in Merritt, Veronica in England, sister-in-law Trudy in Langley as well as brothers John (Josie) in Ottawa and Robert (Jean) in Calgary. Gordon enjoyed music and photography, was a prolific reader and a member of the RVYC. Having travelled the world during his working years, he loved the British Columbia coast where he found great beauty and enjoyment, first of all camping with the Jack Campbells and then exploring waters from the Gulf Islands to the Broughtons aboard Larus I, Larus II and Corax. He shared these times with all who would come, imparting humour, life experiences and lessons. In the words of Masefield, he had merry yarns from many laughing fellow rovers, friends and family alike. Gordon supported the B.C. Cancer Foundation (in memory of friend Michael Smith). The family expresses great thanks to caring staff at the VGH Neuro Unit, at UBC's Purdy Pavilion TCU, Nurse Next Door Care Agency and Marion Hospice. A quiet sleep and a sweet dream Gordon, your long trip's over. In his own words "It was a `very good' life".






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