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2023-04-24BOND, Brian

In loving memory ~

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Brian Bond in Maple Ridge, B.C., at the age of 82.

Brian had many friends that were like family to him. He was a social butterfly that made lifelong friends everywhere he travelled. He will be missed for his bouncy energy, his kindness, and his entertaining stories. Brian will be missed by all who knew him.

Brian is survived by his wife Diane, his 3 siblings, his 3 children, and the rest of his huge extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2023, at Cedar Grove Baptist Church - 10330 144 Street, Surrey. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

2023-03-11WITT, Walter

Mr. Walter Zdzislaw Witt, age 88, of Coquitlam, British Columbia passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Walter is now at peace after a hard fought battle with lung cancer. He leaves to mourn and miss him, his wife Ilona; his 3 children Louise (David), Brenda (Ian) and Norman (Trish); his 4 grand children Rachel, Michael, Catherine and Jack; his step-children Corina (David) and Bryan (Tammy); his 2 step-grandsons Douglas and Curtis; his sister Mary; his nephews Brad and Darren and family; and many friends.

Walt was a passionate golfer, square dancer, bridge player and world traveller. He lived a full and rich life.

The family expresses their sincere thanks to the medical professionals who cared for Walter in his final weeks including the Cancer Agency at Surrey Memorial Hospital; staff at Eagle Ridge Hospital; the Home Care Palliative Nursing team in Coquitlam; and the doctors at Wilson Place Family Practice.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Walter's name to Operation Smile Canada or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on April 22 at Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Witt family.

2023-03-04SWANSON, Roy

October 11, 1928 to March 4, 2023

Roy Swanson joined the Swinging Singles club in the 1979 -1980 year as a New Dancer. He danced on Monday at 8:00 at Lochdale Hall in Burnaby with Ken and Sally Crisp as his caller. There were 88 in his graduation class. The following year he moved up to the (Parent Club) as an intermediate member with Jim McPherson (caller) on Wednesday at Burnaby Lake Pavilion as Mainstream/Plus dancer. At that time Richard Helem was President, Diana Christensen was Past President, and Mel Austin served as Public Relations and Publicity and John Connolly was the Badge Committee. Roy compiled the Swinging Singles of BC Square Dance Club's 50th Anniversary booklet (1969 to 2019).

Roy's Positons on the Executive were:

1984 - 1985 Publicity 1996 - 1997 President

1985 - 1986 Publicity 1997 -1998 Past President

1993 - 1994 Vice President 2009 - 2010 Publicity

1994 - 1995 President 2010 - 2011 Publicity

1995 - 1996 Past President 2017 - 2018 Publicity

It is with heavy hearts that we send this message to let you know: That our Dad, Roy Swanson, passed away this past Saturday, March 4th at his home in Hardy View Lodge, Grand Forks. We feel fortunate to have had him live close to us in Grand Forks for the past 4 or so years as we were able to help him out and also get to know him more and more. He was busy writing his life story and we helped him with typing it out over the years, and especially when he was unable to use the computer himself, in his last few days. Dad had requested that we not post an obituary and we will have a small family gathering sometime in the future in his remembrance. We know that the Square Dance Community was a big part of Dad’s life and we appreciate that others who knew him would want to be aware of his passing.

We know that Dad really enjoyed the years he spent with his friends in the group and we enjoy looking at all the pins and ribbons and certificates he earned, and hearing his stories of the events he participated in.

2023-02-28DAUNCEY, Craig

It is with great sadness that the family of CRAIG DAUNCEY announces his peaceful passing on February 28th at the age of 77 years.

He instilled his love of art and nature with his family, friends and students.

Craig is survived by Margrit, his children Candice (Leandro) and Byron (Emily), his partner Jessica, his granddaughter Beatrice, and siblings Lynda, Garth and Doug.

He was born in Yorkton Saskatchewan, 1945 and resided in Surrey BC when he passed.

2022-11-29CATTERALL, Brian Douglas 

Brian Douglas Catterall, age 78, of Coquitlam, British Columbia passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

2022-11-12CHRISTENSEN, Kris 

Kris was the second oldest of 4 sons and 1 younger sister.

Kris was predeceased by his parents and 3 brothers. He is survived by his wife Anni, sister Conny Jorgensen, several nieces, nephews and their families in Denmark, and extended famili including stepchildrenm grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Anni would like to thank the wonderful nurses and cardilogists at Abbotsford Hospital for their support, care and attention to Kris.

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