The Province : 2020-08-05

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31 CLASSIFIED­S | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020 THEPROVINC­E.COM | THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE NOTES THE FOLLOWING OBITUARIES IN TODAY’S PAPER. To view a notice online, share your memories or express condolence­s, go to: vancouvers­unandprovi­nce. rememberin­ ATHEY, David CROSBY, John DANIELS, Kay THRUSSELL, Sidney CROSBY, Dr. John Jeremy Lewis THRUSSELL, Sidney Ernest. Cruz Notices may not appear alphabetic­ally due to space requiremen­ts. June 25, 1936 - July 15, 2020 It is with much sadness but many fond memories that we announce the passing of John. He was born in Nuneaton, England to Kenneth and Dorothy Crosby. John attended medical School at St Thomas's Hospital in London and graduated in 1961. In July 1965 John married "his little Dutch girl" Marijke Ruys and had 55 years of a loving and dedicated marriage. In 1966, John and his young bride emigrated to Canada and worked for 7 adventurou­s years in rural medicine on the Sunshine Coast. In 1973 he came to Vancouver to practice Anesthesia first at St Paul's Hospital and then at the Royal Columbian Hospital. He developed an interest in chronic pain midway through his career which led him to co-found the Diagnostic and Therapeuti­c Nerve Block Clinic in the Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge hospitals. During the course of his career he held the title of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Anesthesia at UBC, served for two years as chairman of the B.C. Anesthesia Society, three years as a council member of the Canadian Anesthesia Society, and Chief of Anesthesia at Royal Columbian Hospital. John retired from Anesthesia in 1997 and continued on with chronic pain treatment until 2002. He was described by his patients and colleagues as a gentleman, dedicated physician and a great mentor. John was also very musically talented, writing and performing music often in the form of skits. He was a dedicated member of the Vancouver Welshman's Choir for 28 years, serving on the music committee as well as arranging music that the choir still sings to this day. When not in song or 'passing gas,' John could be found in his garden getting incredible satisfacti­on from each flower and plant while raging against each weed and slug. He loved spending time with friends and family whether it was on the tennis court, golf course, gathered around a piano, in raucous debate or sharing a naughty joke, always with a twinkle in his bright blue eyes. John is survived by Marijke, his dedicated and loving wife and in the later years caregiver, his two daughters Mariette White (Ed) and Michelle (Joel Bridle) Crosby, grandchild­ren Emma and Charlotte White and Charlie and Benji Bridle, his sister Ann (Michael) Booth, his British nieces and nephews as well as his Dutch in-laws. We would like to give our thanks to the many health care workers that cared for him over his numerous encounters with the medical system. In lieu of flowers John requested that donations be made to the Vancouver Welshman's Choir. https://www.canadahelp­ John was cremated in a small ceremony with his immediate family on July 30th, a memorial will be planned for next year. Mar. 13, 1923 - Jun. 4, 2020 ATHEY, DAVID Sidney Ernest Cruz Thrussell passed away on 7pm June 4th 2020 at George Derby Centre in Burnaby BC. He was survived by his 2 sons Richard and Ronald Thrussell, Grand children, Ryan Thrussell, Tyler Thrussell, Ashley Thrussell, Trevor Thrussell and Keenan Thrussell and Great grandchild­ren Margaux and Francis Thrussell. Apr. 28, 1944 - Jul. 29, 2020 To his family, his many friends, his former team mates, and his beloved Sole Brothers: David (Dave) Thomas Athey, aged 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 29, 2020. Born and raised in Vancouver, Dave was a pioneer in the western Canadian seafood industry, founding Albion Fisheries Ltd. in 1963. With little more than a pickup truck, an unwavering commitment to quality and, as he often emphasized, "the best people the industry had to offer", Albion grew into the largest seafood distributo­r in Western Canada. Dave loved to travel, especially in the company of good friends and family with whom he was grateful to have shared many such experience­s. Those who knew Dave knew of his kind heart, thoughtful­ness, generosity and selfless devotion to those he held dear. But above all, Dave was a devoted husband, father and grandfathe­r. His wife of 39 years, Jeanette, was the love of his life. He also found great joy in his grandchild­ren. Not just their Pappy, Dave was their teacher, playmate, number one fan and best friend. And so, it is with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to the man who will forever be our Favourite Dad, Happy Pappy, husband and dear friend. Dave was preceded in death by his son David Jr. in 2013. He is survived by his wife Jeanette, brother Bob, sister Eldeen, daughters Deneen and Amanda, sons Bobby and Justin, his many grandchild­ren, and his bulldog George. A small, private service will be held in remembranc­e of Dave For those of you that knew and loved Dave, please leave a memory or story at: https://www.dignitymem­ -ca/obituaries/burnaby-bc/davidthoma­s-athey-9290132 DANIELS, Kay On July 29, 2020, Kay gently excused herself from the world after a fierce battle with cancer. Mom was born on July 15, 1963 during a heat-wave in Pasadena, TX; likely contributi­ng to her life-long love of sunshine and heat. She was mostly raised in North Delta and lived most of her life in the lower mainland. She relocated to Salmon Arm in 2018 to be up on the Shuswap where she had spent countless summers with family. Mom passionate­ly loved music with every fiber of her being and was talented at passing along her treasury of musical knowledge to anybody that seemed interested. She had a gift for making a lasting impression on everyone she encountere­d. She was predecease­d by her son Geoffrey, her dad Frank, and many other family members and friends that have gone before her. She is survived by her daughter Jeannine (Brian), 3 grandchild­ren, mom Loraine, brother Ernie (Jackie), two nieces, and many other family members and friends. We’d like to give a big thank you to those who have gone above and beyond over the last 19 months to give Mom the very best care; Dr. Lorenz, Dr. Main, Dr. Journeau, the SLGH Oncology team, Moms Palliative team (especially Joel), and Dr. Bell. We wouldn’t have had these extra months with Mom without your care and love. We are so grateful for you all. There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, please live as Mom would have wanted by surroundin­g yourself with music and by not allowing anyone in your life to be a Seahawks or Leafs fan. Online condolence­s may be sent to Kay’s family through her obituary at www.bowersfune­ Sidney was a Merchant Navy veteran who spent his younger years on the Empress of Asia and the Empress of Japan prior to the Second World War. He was also a member of the Merchant Navy Band and the Shriners Drum and Bugle Band. He was one of the first group of captains hired to run the Seabus from North Vancouver to Vancouver in 1977 and ran the vessel until his retirement in 1988. He will be remembered for his commitment­s to helping the merchant Navy veterans and his work with the Shriners and his travels across the province and throughout North America in support of those causes. He enjoyed his time with his dogs Dusty, Jetta and Minky and will be remembered for his focus on bringing his family together for trips to the Cariboo and for the time he spent with his grandchild­ren. We are all saddened by his passing and will be holding a celebratio­n of life for him at a later date. THE MEASURE OF A MAN: Not - “how did he die” But - “how did he live” Not - “what did he gain” But - “what did he give” These are the units To measure the worth Of a man, as a man, Regardless of birth.

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