Vancouver Sun : 2020-10-05



F InAnC IA L poS t NP7 MONdAy, O CtObER 5, 2020 VANCOUVER SUN THE VANCOUVER SUN NOTES THE FOLLOWING OBITUARIES IN TODAY’S PAPER. To view a notice online, share your memories or express condolence­s, go to: vancouvers­unandprovi­nce. rememberin­ ALLEY, Michael HOWELL, William KROTEZ, Ana KURUCZ, Carol MOODY, Dorothy SEHMER, Ashley WHETHAM, Janet WIENS, Gordon HOWELL, WILLIAM May 9, 1939 - September 27, 2020 The family of William Frank Howell are sad to announce his passing on September 27, 2020 at the age of 81. Predecease­d by his parents, Joe and Emma, brothers Bob and Jack (Shirley). Bill mourned the passing of his beloved wife, Irene in 2015. Left to grieve are his Children, Chris (Doug), Wayne and Kathleen. His Grandchild­ren Cheryl, Alex and Kaleigh. Also, missing him are his devoted careaids, Jessica and Agnes. His brothers Don, Paul (Marilyn), Darryl (Lorna) and sisters Ellen(Reg) and Myrna (Harlin). His best friend, Glenn and many more devoted friends and employees. Although he had many successful business venture his first love was Mercury Metals which he started in 1981. He attributed his success simply to "Hard Work and Good People". Dad - we hope wherever you are you are playing Pool, drinking a Dark Rum and Pepsi and rocking to Stompin' Tom Connors. In lieu of flowers please donate to C.A.R.E.S Animal Shelter, Langley or the Charity of your choice. Notices may not appear alphabetic­ally due to space requiremen­ts. ALLEY, Michael Dec. 25, 1943 - Sep. 27, 2020 Mike passed away after battling many illnesses at RCH on the morning of Sept 27, 2020. He is survived by his wife Caroline, daughter Carmen, son-in-law David, and grandson Alex. He will be dearly missed by family and many good friends. Thanks to all the Doctors and Nurses who cared for him. KROTEZ, Ana KURUCZ, Carol Jean July 26, 1944 - August 14, 2020 Ana Krotez (née Ostronic) died peacefully after living courageous­ly with lifelong and severe mental illness. Ever generous, stoic, humble, and spirited, she will be missed by her son John Krotez, daughter-in-law Julie Brassard, and grandson Daymon Krotez. Though estranged from her family in Slovenia, Ana loved them all dearly, often sending news back home in the letters she wrote to her siblings Franje, Kristina, Barica, and Katica. Ana always expressed profound love and respect for her mother Barbara Ostronic (née Zatovšek, d. 1988) and father Franc Ostronic (d. 1986) to whom she was born in Secje Selo, Slovenia. After two years of teacher's college, Ana accompanie­d Janko Krotec (d. 2009) to Vancouver, Canada where they married in 1969, had a son (John Krotez b. 1970), and divorced in 1974. Ana maintained weekend visits during her son's formative years during which John learned to ice skate, ski, play tennis, and even fish. Ana worked tirelessly as a mother, food processing worker, custodian, and housekeepe­r amidst regular and frequent hospitaliz­ations. The birth of her grandson gave Ana regular opportunit­y to spoil and smother him with love. In her later years, Ana's physical health diminished, the result of a long history of mental illness requiring necessary yet compromisi­ng psychiatri­c treatments. Mercifully, she died in hospital shortly after the onset of acute kidney disease. No service by request. Ljubimo te Ana, Mama, Grandma. Aug. 13, 1934 - Oct. 1, 2020 It is with heavy hearts we announce that Carol Jean Kurucz (Collins) passed peacefully at Rosemary Heights Care Home. Carol is survived by Rudy, her husband of 64 years and their 3 children, Cynthia (Rick), Colleen (Tom), Thomas (Charmaine), 6 grandchild­ren and 1 great grandchild. Carol and Rudy raised their children in Gibsons. Carol was very social, active and loved to have her family and friends nearby. Carol loved to bake, cook and entertain. She was loved by all. A celebratio­n of her life will take place at a later date. Please consider making a donation in Carol's name to the Alzheimer's Society at MOODY, Dorothy Patrica Sep. 8, 1931 - Sep. 19, 2020 Dorothy passed away suddenly and will be sadly missed by her friends and family, children: Tom (Naomi), Don ( Sherry), Betty (Chris), Julie, 8 grandchild­ren and 7 great grandchild­ren. Donations to, www.arthritisr­ would be greatly appreciate­d. SEHMER, Ashley December 30, 1982 - August 23, 2020 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ashley Sehmer. She passed away on August 23rd, 2020, age 37, surrounded by her family. Ashley had a smile that would light up a room. She was a beautiful person, had an easy laugh, and made friends wherever she went. While her loss is immeasurab­le, the world is better for the years Ashley lived. She will continue to inspire those she met to live each day to its fullest with kindness, laughter and love. Donations in Ashley's memory can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation at http://donate.bccancerfo­­tor/AshleySehm­er.html WHETHAM, Janet WIENS, Gordon D. Dec. 7, 1921 - Aug. 26, 2020 Aug. 4, 1945 - Sep. 3, 2020 Janet Whetham (née Horn), passed away peacefully at the age of 98. Loved by daughter Anne (Jim), son Scott (Kathryn), grandchild­ren Aubrey (Soush), Emily (Jethro), Andrew (Krista), Andréa (Tayte), Ann. Additional­ly Linda, Sue, Roxana, Mike and extended family. Janet was the last of seven strong willed sisters (Lucy, Marg, Betty, Grace, Trudy, Ivy). With beloved husband Peter, she raised a family in North Vancouver. With talents including art and carpentry, her handiwork was legend in the family. Her engaging smile and buoyant spirit were an example to all. Born in Steinbach, Manitoba to Cornelius T. Wiens and Helen D. Wiens (nee. Letkeman). Passed at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach at the age of 75. For condolence­s, please visit BirchwoodF­uneralChap­ Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy. - Author Unknown