Nancy Marie Lammers

Nancy Marie Lammers
Nancy Marie

Lammers née Stothers

Passed Away: December 25th, 2022

Early in the morning, on December 25th, Nancy left us to celebrate Christmas somewhere more beautiful.  Fancy Nancy’s 80 years on this earth were full of love and laughter.  She loved her family and friends more than anything. Nancy loved to have a party and to always be around family and friends. She would celebrate her Birthday for a month. Nancy was kind to everyone and had a great sense of humour. You could always hear her laugh.  She loved all things with bling, Bonton cake, the Keg, wine and spent many a day shopping for “pretties”.  Nancy loved Christmas and would start her Christmas shopping in August. She watched Days of our Lives and Survivor religiously.

Nancy was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.  Everyone will miss her terribly.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband David of over 57 years, her sons Shawn (Shelley), Jeff (Bonnie), grandchildren Travis, Taryn, Talia and Tyus, brother Paul (Nancy), nieces Jennifer (Jeff), Courtney and great nieces Madison and Ava.

The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Langley Hospice for your care and kindness.  It is not a place you go to die but a place you go to live your final days surrounded by love and comfort.

In lieu of flowers please donations to Langley Hospice are encouraged.

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The family plans on having a celebration of life for Nancy around her Birthday in April at the family home.

We will love you forever….

You will never be forgotten.

Tylor Jordan Palmer

Tylor Jordan Palmer
Tylor Jordan

Palmer

Passed Away: December 25th, 2022

Tylor Jordan Palmer passed away December 25,2022 at the age of 31. Tylor was a talented creative person and a voracious reader and lover of literature. He loved a great conversation and could keep one captivated for hours. Tylor will be known for his enormous heart and listening ear and of course his mom will remember that he gave the best hugs ever. From the moment Emma was born, he was so proud to be her big brother. Even on his darkest days he was kind and generous to others around him.

Predeceased by Papa Glenn Palmer, Bent Jensen, Aunt Sunny, Aunt Suzanne, Aunt Belinda, and Uncle Tor. We find solace that they will be there to welcome him.

Tylor leaves behind his loving parents; Liana Palmer- LeBlanc, Dan LeBlanc and Ted  (Sangeeta Khosla), sister Emma, grandparents; Judith Jensen, Helen Palmer, Valeria Sacchetto, Bernice Coughlan and Gary Coughlan, aunts; Bonnie Hornell and Tracey Chapman Jensen, uncles; Donald LeBlanc, Terry LeBlanc and Murray Palmer, step-siblings Divya Prasad and Amit Prasad and many cherished cousins and friends.

Celebration to honour the life of Tylor on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2:00pm at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr, Coquitlam

Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us everyday.

Unseen, unheard, but always near.

So loved so missed, so very dear.

Frocia Catherine Pyper

Frocia Catherine Pyper
Frocia Catherine

Pyper née Florence Catherine Neshine/Nachine

Passed Away: November 24th, 2022

Passed away peacefully on November 24th, 2022.

Frocia was a fiercely loyal and generous friend, beloved Aunt, and cherished surrogate grandmother.    She was a true dame in the purest sense of the word.  She had an incredible sense of style and flair, and relished being the centre of attention in every room.  Frocia had an irrevocable moral sense and was never afraid to tell you when you ran afoul of it.   A real foodie, she was an incredible hostess whose dinner parties were legendary.  She loved being in the presence of intelligent people and had a special place in her heart for animals and children.  An extremely witty conversationalist, she often had people doubled over in laughter.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Predeceased by her parents, Paul and Catherine Nachine; brother Frank; sisters Olga and Anna; and husband, Roy Pyper.  She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Thank you to Home Instead and Crossroads Hospice for providing end of life care.

A Celebration to honour Frocia will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 12 noon, at Pitt Meadows Golf Club, 13615 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Vancouver Humane Society https://vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca/  or B.C. Cancer Foundation https://bccancerfoundation.com/

“Andy” Esa Andrew Ahonen

“Andy” Esa Andrew Ahonen
Esa “Andy” Andrew

Ahonen

Year of Birth: 1962
Date of Death: November 2nd, 2022

Andy died on November 2, 2022, at the age of sixty. He was raised by his loving parents, Ritva Salo and Esko Ahonen. Andy was born in Vancouver and raised in Burnaby. He proudly called himself one of the “Capital Hillbillys”.

Andy was a humble, honest and outgoing guy. He loved watching the Canucks and watching soccer, especially when Liverpool was playing. Old time Rock n Roll was in his soul. Laughing with friends with a Jamiesons in his hand was his idea of time well spent.

Andy was the kind of person who would whisper a joke in your ear at the most inappropriate times for a laugh.

Predeceased by his father Esko and his brother Timmy.

Survived by soulmate and life partner Leeola Zanetti, mother Ritva, children Kaitlin and Riley (Stefani Vujadin), sister Laura Bryant, nieces Eva Bryant, Jessica Bryant – Rönnqvist (Daniel), the mother of his children Jody McGill and many friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to https://rchfoundation.akaraisin.com/ui/inmemory/p/Andy

Andy’s family is abundantly grateful to the ICU nursing staff at RCH.

Celebration to honour Andy on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:30 pm at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St, Burnaby.

You’ll never walk alone.

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Ashokkumar Subramaniam

Ashokkumar Subramaniam
Ashokkumar

Subramaniam

Year of Birth: 1958
Date of Death: October 9th, 2022

Ashokkumar Subramaniam, 64, of Vancouver, passed away on October 9th due to the cardiac arrest he suffered a few days earlier. Ashok was born on June 24th, 1958 to E.R. Subramaniam and P.K.Chandra in Sri Lanka. Ashok had three siblings; he was a loving brother and did his high school in Vivekananda Vidayalaya, Colombo.

The Civil unrest in Sri Lanka meant that he had to migrate to a new place and find a safe home for his family. He did spend some time working in Saudi Arabia for a short while before settling in Vancouver, Canada which he called home to the very end.

His children looked up to him for guidance and protection all through his years. He taught the meaning of being morally respectful and appreciative of everyday we were blessed with. The list of people Ashok has helped and supported throughout his life is endless. Even as the years passed, Ashok managed to follow and support those around him with care and compassion. Those dearest to him recognize his thoughtfulness as a genuine act that always came from the heart. What brought most joy into his life was seeing his kids prosper, from watching his daughter excel in the art of dance, and his two sons follow their passions in sports and education, Ashok was there every step of the way cheering and supporting them in their pursuit for success and happiness.

Ashok worked for Primerica Financial Services as an insurance specialist for the major part of his career before branching out on his own. He also worked in the real estate industry for a brief period. A loving son, brother, husband, father and friend to many, Ashok is known as the person who would be the first one to show up when someone is in need, a quality so rare which made him very unique, and he holds a special place in the hearts of everyone who crossed his life.

Ashok is predeceased by his parents and his elder son, Kesavan. He is survived by his wife, Sugirtha; his two children, Akilaa and Kiran. He was taken very suddenly, but his legacy, lessons, and life will never be forgotten. We will love you forever and always.

Please join us to honour Ashok on Monday, October 17 at Fraserview Banquet Hall, 8240 Fraser St, Vancouver. Visitation from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

May you Rest in Peace.

Tamara Knox

Tamara Knox
Tamara

Knox

Year of Birth: 1958
Date of Death: September 17th, 2022

Tamara was born in Vancouver to Sophia and David Knox. She grew up in Richmond. Tamara was a lifelong ice hockey fan and spent many a Hockey Night in Canada glued to the TV with her dad. She was a die-hard Canucks fan from day one, attending as many games as she could. If the Canucks were in the playoffs, she would be glued to a TV somewhere munching on chips and dip. If a Canadian team was in the playoffs, she would be following them.

Tamara loved to dance, if you were into the 80’s dance scene in Vancouver or Richmond you probably were in the same clubs as she was.

Tamara believed in the social contract and giving. She volunteered for several organizations including Rape Crisis Centre and Everywoman’s Health Centre. She was a prolific blood donor and would receive requests for her rare AB negative blood when there was a need. A proud union member, she had several positions in the Telecommunications Workers Union.

Tamara was extremely proud of being a BCIT graduate and one of the first female electronic students.

She started a second career in Funeral Service, graduating from the Canadian College of Funeral Service in 2006. She also volunteered her time for over 9 years, tutoring students at the college.

Tamara was capable of learning anything she put her mind to and found great joy in not just tutoring but teaching others how to learn and study affectively.

Tamara was an avid reader of almost everything, from the classics to murder mysteries, magazines to textbooks. She often was in the middle of several books at the same time.

Other hobbies/activities: Tamara was a sailor and owned her own boat with which she had a love/hate affair with. She was a certified scuba diver and enjoyed anything that was fast, although she could and would fall asleep going one hundred miles an hour down a country road with the wind in her face.

Tamara had a disarming sense of humour. She was also not one to let an opportunity slip by with her leap before you look attitude.

She loved to travel and went with her mother to Russia on several occasions and with her father to Britain. She frequently visited with her Aunt Vera at different U.S. Military posts in Hawaii, California, and Mississippi. She trotted the globe with different girlfriends to places like London, Paris, Cairo, Cabo, Las Vegas and more. She enjoyed travelling for business and made time to enjoy cities like New York, Washington, and Toronto. She was fluent in Russian and could get by in French. Tamara enjoyed getting her boots on the ground as much as she enjoyed the high life and was at home in a B&B or The Savoy. She often spoke of visiting her family in Russia and Ukraine and staying in either their Soviet era apartment or the dacha in Ukraine.

Tamara leaves behind many dear friends. She collected “onlys.” (Only children as friends.) She could pick them out of a crowd and was drawn to them. She loved animals, particularly one named Casper, a 140 lbs. Rottweiler who loved her back even more. In lieu of flowers, donations to BCSPCA are suggested.

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Celebration to honour Tamara on Friday, October 14 at 1:00 pm at Celebration Hall at Mountain View Cemetery, 5445 Fraser St., Vancouver.

Funeral professional friends of Tamara are invited to participate on an honourary level at her celebration. Please email RSVP@ANORAlife.com  if you would like to participate.

Interment of Tamara’s cremated remains on November 25, 2022 at Oceanview Burial Park, 4000 Imperial St, Burnaby. Please meet at the office by 2:30pm and we will process together to her grave.

Thérèse Marie Alphonsine Ayotte (née Coté)

Thérèse Marie Alphonsine Ayotte (née Coté)
Thérèse Marie Alphonsine

Ayotte née Coté

Year of Birth: 1923
Date of Death: September 6th, 2022

Thérèse died peacefully in Richmond at the age of 98. She was born in Lafond, Alberta to parents Marie (née Desaulniers) and Pierre Coté. She became a beloved schoolteacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Maillardville. Thérèse married the love of her life Lucien in 1946. They had a wonderful marriage for fifty-years until her husband’s death in 1997.

Thérèse was a patient, kind, artistic and creative person. She kept herself busy as a widow by taking up watercolour painting. She developed her talent and was in several art shows and even sold some of her pieces.

Family and her faith was paramount to Thérèse. She cherished her time with family. She continued to get to mass weekly, as long as she was physically able.

Thérèse leaves behind five children, their spouses, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.

She never lost her sense of humour or her stunning smile.

Je vous salue, Marie pleine de grâce ;
le Seigneur est avec vous.
Vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes et Jésus,
le fruit de vos entrailles, est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu,
priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant et à l’heure de notre mort. Amen.

Private mass of Christian burial. Interment at Gardens of Gethsemani Cemetery.

Pamela (Pam) Susanne Infanti née Wormald

Pamela (Pam) Susanne Infanti née Wormald
Pamela (Pam) Susanne

Infanti née Wormald

Year of Birth: 1948
Date of Death: September 9th, 2022

Pam passed away suddenly in Vancouver, B.C., at the age of 74. Pamela (Pam) Susanne Infanti née Wormald was proud to be from the Kootenays. Born in Nelson and raised in Trail, Pam was brought up by her parents Jack and Marjorie. She grew up very active in sports. In the summers, she would swim at Christina Lake or float down the Columbia River; in the winter she would spend her days on the slopes of Red Mountain.

Pam attended Selkirk College in Castlegar and then after graduating from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Pam became an extraordinary nurse, recognized for helping countless patients and their families. She was an inspiration to many when she went back to school in her later years, obtaining her Nursing degree and graduating with honours from UBC. Her career included work at Lions Gate Hospital in Post-Surgical and Emergency care, and in the Vancouver community, where she was a fierce advocate for her patients and their families.

Pam loved to garden; indeed, her garden was worthy of being in any gardening magazine. In addition, she challenged herself with creating countless gorgeous quilts, created projects using wool and intricate stiches, and brought images to life with rug hooking. Her garden and crafts brought her peace, joy, and pride. She was a lifelong learner, avid reader and loved music.

Pam and Renato shared 52 loving years of marriage together. Notably, they enjoyed many memorable road trips within Canada. Their love for one another never wavered and they provided endless support for each other over the years.

She was most certainly a dog lover, growing up with Boston Terriers and passing that love for Bostons to her husband, kids and now grandchildren.

Pam is survived by her loving husband Renato Infanti, her son Gordon (Cat) Infanti, her daughter Linda (Richard) Bailey, and her three grandchildren Lucas and Nicolas (Linda) and Maliya (Gordon).

Pam will be deeply missed by many dear friends, neighbours, and work colleagues.

Renato would like to acknowledge the excellent care provided for Pam by the healthcare team during her short stay at VGH.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring, Pam’s favourite season

Gloria Lucille Martin

Gloria Lucille Martin
Gloria Lucille

Martin née Grisenthwaite

Year of Birth: 1924
Date of Death: September 5th, 2022

Gloria died in Coquitlam on September 5, 2022, at the age of 97. You may have met her at a local coffee shop, Lougheed Mall, or maybe even the casino. Gloria made friends everywhere that she went as she was an outgoing social person. She was always meticulously put together, never leaving home with a hair out of place. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. After her husband Jack retired from CP Rail, they made special memories when taking countless trips throughout Canada via train. No doubt that she came home from each trip with a new pen pal, as she made friends everywhere that she went. Gloria loved to knit and continued to knit well into her nineties. She made countless toques that she would donate for the homeless.

Predeceased by husband Jack and son John. She will be missed by many friends who she has left behind. In honour of Gloria, please phone up a friend who you haven’t seen for a while and go for a cup of coffee in her memory.

“When you leave this world behind

It’s only lent for a very short time.

So, enjoy it while you are here

And say goodbye without a tear.”

-Gloria Martin

 

Friends are welcome to join us for the interment of Gloria’s cremated remains at Ocean View Burial Park, 4000 Imperial St, Burnaby, on Thursday, October 6 at 11:00 am. Please meet at the cemetery office at 10:45 am and we will process to her plot together.

Tadeusz (Ted) Trochta

Tadeusz (Ted) Trochta
Tadeusz (Ted)

Trochta

Year of Birth: 1931
Passed Away: July 7th, 2022

Ted was born in Chorzow, Poland to parents Gertruda and Stanislaw.

He emigrated to Canada in 1961 with his wife and eldest son and resided in Vancouver until they moved to Maple Ridge in 1977.

Ted was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He lived happily alongside his loving wife Anna of sixty five years and together they created a beautiful family of their own.

He leaves behind his wife Anna and their three children, and their spouses, George (Brita), Dorothy (Guy) and John (Sandra), 8 grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an uncle to Danuta, Zbyszek, Iwonna, Beata, Ken and Meg.

In 1957 he was appointed as Mayor of Lidzbark, Warminski, Poland where he met his future wife at a May Day Picnic Dance.

Ted loyally worked for HA Simons Engineering Company for 34 years and his position took him to places abroad to explore more of the world.

Ted was a remarkable, generous man that impacted many people’s lives. He had many interesting stories that he would share with family and friends about his life events during the war.

His love of learning and discussing politics and current events lasted throughout his life until the time he passed away.

During his retirement he spent most of his time with his family, travelling and visiting family in Europe, the Philippines and Canada.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at Hawthorn Care Facility Assisted Living who cared so deeply for Ted.

You are forever loved and will be truly missed. Thank you for everything you’ve given us during your time here with us.