Obituaries

  • Penelope Marjorie Clark (Harrison)

    April 23, 1947 ~ Dec. 17, 2011

    We sadly announce the unexpected passing of Penny on Saturday, December 17, 2011.
    Survived by her loving husband Rod of 45 years, daughter Kim McLeod and son Kevin Clark (Kaycee), grandchildren Zena, Camryn, Dylan and Carter. Sisters Lynne Smith (John), Jaqueline Clarke, many nieces and nephews and long time friends.
    Born and raised in Nanaimo and long-time resident of Gabriola Island. She loved her home on Gabriola where she enjoyed looking out over the ocean and all the beauty that the island offered.
    Through the years she generously opened the door of her home to people and wanted to help them move forward with their lives and just “be happy”, always offering a place for the “kids to hang out and have fun”. She was most proud of her children and grandchildren and especially loved Rod – her companion and soul mate.
    To all those who knew Penny, she will be very deeply missed.
    Upon Penny’s request, there will be no service and the family will hold a celebration in her honour at a later date.  Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made in her memory to the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation, BC Cancer Foundation or a charity of choice.

  • Norman Newton

    Norman Newton

    Norman passed away peacefully on December 27 at the age of 82. He lived a brilliant, full life as an author, actor, composer, librettist and CBC Radio music and drama producer. Above all, he was a loving, witty, kind brother to Richard, wife to Beryl, father to Elizabeth, father-in-law to Bruce and proud grandfather the Elle. Norman was a beloved conversationalist amongst relatives from Canada to Jamaica to England. Please join us at a Memorial Service for Norman at St. John’s Shaughnessy Church at 2pm on Saturday, January 7. 1490 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

  • Barry Michael Stone

    Barry Michael Stone

    1930 - 2011

    Barry was born in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, England and moved on to his next port of call on Dec. 30, 2011 at Delta Hospital in Ladner, B.C.

    Barry spent a life near or on the waters and seas around the world as a merchant marine, sailor, Gabriola Islander and Ladnerite.

    He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Norma, brother David (Barbara), his nieces, Norma’s extended family and many dear friends.

    The family extends thanks to the nursing and medical staff at Delta Hospital and the staff of Augustine House.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

    In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers Barry!