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MCCRATE John Augustine [with photo as a young man]
Vancouver Province February 25, 2009 (Wednesday) [same in Vancouver Sun]

Born June 8th, 1939 in Mount Carmel Salmonier, Newfoundland. Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 20th, 2009 surrounded by his adoring wife Irene and his devoted family. John had a very rewarding and full life until the last few years, when kidney and heart disease took over. John and Irene were fortunate to share more than 49 years together traveling to many countries with NCR during the 35 years he worked for them. After retiring, John took on a few volunteer positions to occupy his time; his favorite was with the Maple Ridge COP.

John leaves his darling wife Irene and his children Richard, Karen, Rodney, Krista, Evelyn, Ann Marie, their spouses and children with a hole in their hearts to mourn his passing. John loved his 10 grandchildren and found great pleasure when they were around. He will be missed by his siblings and many friends and acquaintances. The family would like to thank the staff at Royal Columbian Renal Clinic for their support and the CCU staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their kindness and care of John during his last few days. Please send donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers. Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday, February 27th at 12:00pm at St. Luke's Catholic Church - 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

PARSONS Millage Fintin "Mel"
Vancouver Province January 23, 2009 (Friday)

Born February 22, 1931, died peacefully on January 19, 2009, in Strait Richmond Hospital, Evanston, surrounded by friends after a brief battle with cancer. Mel was raised in Fox Island River, N.L., and served with the PPCLI in the Korean Conflict. He raised his five children in Burnaby, B.C., and retired to Judique. He is survived by children, Heather Brookes (Madeleine, Hannah and Nicola), Gordon (Christopher), Donald, Lory, and Ellie (Zack and Samantha). He is also survived by sisters, Marg Gerrie and Ann Pert; brothers, Andrew, John and Joe Parsons. Mel was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret; grandson, Joseph and brother, Leo. Visitation was in the Judique Chapel of Inverness Funeral Home, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, January 22 at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church, Judique with Father Allan MacMillan officiating, burial followed in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be sent to: invernessfuneral@



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