In Memoriam

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2020-08-21BERGLUND, Bette-JeanBorn August 10, 1937 Winnipeg, Manitoba. Passed away August 21, 2020 in Surrey, BC with her loving husband Ron, by her side. Predeceased by her father: Cyrus J. McBean and mother Winnifred G. Long. Brothers: Cyrus H. McBean and Gilbert I McBean. Left to mourn and miss her are: Husband Ronald R. Berglund. Sons: Douglas J. Reay and Barrie R. Hodge (Sandra). Daughter: Lisa Ploss (Tracey), grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Due to covid-19, no service by request. Condolences may be left at
2020-08-13HORNE, Ingeborg Violet 12 July, 1939 – 13 August, 2020. We are sad to announce that on August 13, 2020, at the age of 81, Ingeborg Violet Horne passed away. Violet is survived by 2 daughters, a son, grandchildren, and was active in square and round dancing for many years.
2020-06-15WINTON, Sylvia Milada

Sylvia Milada Winton (nee Downs) died peacefully on June 15, 2020.

Adored sister of Barry Downs and wife Mary, Loving Aunt to Bill Downs and Elizabeth Hewer, (Bruce) and Colleen Winton and Scott Winton.

Sylvia was born in Vancouver and early years were spent in West Point Grey, with father, William Arthur Downs, Mother, Milada Marie Downs, brother Barry and Chummy, her beloved dog.

There she met her life-long friend Davida Beedle (Sloan) who shared her love for horse riding and the outdoors.

Sylvia attended York House School, where she excelled in her studies and especially at tennis.

With doubles partner Lee Davenport, she entered tournaments in Vancouver, Washington State and Oregon. Sylvia's many trophy's attest to her competitive spirit, and winning ways.

Sylvia attended UBC and joined Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Her friendships with others lasted into adult life. They were called the Gang of Six.

In June 1961 Sylvia married John Winton.

For many years they enjoyed an active life of square dancing. Sylvia was a gracious hostess, John's critic, the sound engineer, and the supportive cause of happy memories, and wonderful friendships.

The family would like to thank Sylvia's dedicated, companion, and later caregiver, Esmeralda Martinez..

As well, the family wishes to thank niece Colleen Winton and partner Neil for management services and dealing with Sylvia's increasing health requirements. In addition, we would like to thank Dr. Wayne Smith for his years of attention.

A celebration of Sylvia's life will be held at a later date.

2020-04-27MAXWELL, Darlene

(Gloria) ‘Darlene’ Maxwell, February 27, 1945 – April 27, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Mom at the age of 75 years. Darlene passed away peacefully at Victoria hospice with family at her side.Darlene is survived by her brothers Howard and Kenneth Chamberlin, her three children: Will Maxwell, Tami Rober (Paul) and Kimberly Theriault (Kevin), her six grandchildren: Barbara Rober (Shane Russell), Jessie Rober (Jon Browning), Tessa Maxwell (Russell Harris), Alex Maxwell (Jade Smith), Zackary and Nickolas Theriault and three great-grandchildren: Ryder, Priya and Mackenzie.

Darlene will be remembered for her love of her family and extended family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved square dancing, and playing cards and darts. She was an accomplished seamstress and made many items over the years. After retirement she started making square dancing clothes and doing embroidery. She made many gifts for friends and family and loved making baby and children’s items, including embroidered books, letters, pretend food and beautiful shirts and dresses for her grandchildren.

Darlene will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Darlene was predeceased by her parents Howard and Alice, her sisters April and Pam and her husband William Maxwell (in 1974). Rest in peace Mom, go be with Dad and give him a big hug from us all.

Our family would like to thank all the Victoria hospice staff for their care during this difficult time. At Darlene’s request there will be no service.

2020-04-01CAMPONI, Marjorie MayAt the age of 98, Marjorie passed away peacefully at Queens Park Care Centre, New Westminster BC. She was born in New Westminster and lived in Langley for the past 45 years. She was an avid square dancer and she also enjoyed knitting, gardening and baking. Survived by her grandchildren, Ryan Guy (Christine), Kerry Lee (Ryan), Kelly Brouwer (Jeremy), and Larry Jr. Burke (Kelly), and great-grandchildren Jenna, Jayden, Kieren, Arianna, Emma, Cadence, Casey, Kaela and son-in-law Larry. Aunty Marj is fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews Marjorie was predeceased by husband Cam (Clarence) Camponi (1979), Daughter Dianne Burke (2010), Great Grandson Justin Brouwer (2018), sister Joyce Rochon and brother Harry Wood (2011). Full of life and razor-sharp wit, she will be missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Queens Park Care Centre for their extraordinary care of Marjorie - you are truly exceptional. Private burial in Langley. Celebration of Life will be announced once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
2020-03-08PETTIRSCH, WernerWerner Pettirsch passed away peacefully on March 9, 2020. He emigrated from Germany to Vancouver in 1958 to join his brother. He married Frieda Scholz and they celebrated in the births of their children, John and Angela. Sadly, he was predeceased by his wife in 1990 and his son in 1991. He is survived by his partner Gaylene Ward, daughter Angela (Oliver), brother Helmet (Renate), sisters Mia and Traude (Lothar), and many loving family and friends in Canada and Germany. The funeral will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in New Westminster on March 25 at 12 p.m. Messages of condolences can be left at

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