Our beloved Papa, Thomas Wie Po, died of congestive heart failure on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. He sailed on his last cruise from the North Shore Hospice in North Vancouver, Canada. He was 86 years old, roughly a month short of his 87th birthday on December 28, 1936.
For an impressive 35 years, Dr. Hahn dedicated his time and expertise to Lion’s Gate Hospital, where he served as a highly regarded Gastroenterologist. Patients throughout the community sought his care, grateful for his honest approach and compassionate bedside manner. His commitment to his patients was evident in his unwavering dedication and willingness to listen to their concerns, complaints, and dreams.
Kathi Arunasalam passed away peacefully at North Shore Hospice, North Vancouver, B.C. Sunday May 7 at the age of 90.
Beloved husband of Thikalmathy (Radhi) of North Vancouver, formerly of Toronto. Loving father of Manjula (Jacques) Dufresne of North Van, Sahana (Hiran) Rajiyah (California), and Kalyani (Ray) Chung of Vancouver. Beloved grandfather of Krishnan, Uma, Nicolas, Sasha, Neelan and Jayan. Brother of Vani (Thirunavakarasu) of Toronto. Brother-in-law of S.Chandirakanthan (Belen) of Ohio and Shanthi Srikanthan of Colombo. Predeceased by brother A. Namasivayam and sister Thangamani, sisters-in-law Sathiabama Gunasingham and Wijeyalakshmi Tharmalingam, and brother-in-law S. Srikanthan. Lovingly remembered by nieces, nephews and friends all over the world.
Robert Jones passed on February 23, 2023, at Lions Gate Hospital.
Please send him goodwill and love. His memory is a blessing.
Robert received the best medical care from the compassionate hospital team at Lions Gate Hospital. Please consider donating to The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation https://lghfoundation.com
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Peter Walley Lightbody, lovingly known also as Pades (short for “Pedro”) and Little Pete, age 56 years old, on February 3, 2023. He passed at Lions Gate Hospital from a quickly escalated cancer, surrounded by loved ones.
Dorothy Keiko Kishi, born June 28, 1931, passed away suddenly on February 13, 2023. Predeceased by her husband Kyue Richard Kishi and daughter Sandra. In lieu of flowers or koden, donations to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in Dorothy’s name are gratefully accepted. The family would like to thank Vancouver Coastal Health North Shore south team for their compassionate care. Memorial service to be held at a future date.
With sadness and thanksgiving for the end of long-journey with Alzheimer’s disease, we announce the death of Therese, beloved wife, mom, nana, sister, aunt, neighbour and dear friend to many.
Therese is survived by her husband Mario, children Michelle (Eric and Tecla) and Mario (Jodi, Mia and Luca), twin sister Anne, and many extended family members and friends.
We are grateful for support received from Berkley Care Centre, Willow End of Life Education & Planning, KORU Cremation | Burial | Ceremony and St. Stephen’s Parish.
All donations to Lions Gate Hospital will be going to support Margaret Fulton Care Centre as it was a big part of Nana’s care.
Dr. Gnee Khong Ho was a family physician for 50 years in a small community in Malaysia. Upon retirement, he moved to Vancouver to be with his children and grandchildren. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with a rare head and neck cancer shortly after settling in North Vancouver. After a courageous battle for 2 years, he died peacefully on April 22, 2022 at the age of 75 years old. The family is grateful for the compassionate care he received at the BC Cancer Agency and at Lion’s Gate Hospital, where his son, Dr. Jin Ho, and his son-in-law, Dr. George Mak, both work.
1950 – 2022
Friend. Neighbour. Cousin. Daughter. Sister. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Brenda Elizabeth Janzen was all of these and much more to those who were lucky enough to know her.
Born on September 14, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario and a Vancouverite since 1973, Brenda sadly lost her courageous fight with cancer on January 7, 2022.
In honour of 2nd anniversary of her passing and International Day of the Midwife, her husband, Brian Burtch is matching donations up to $2,000 during the month of May. If you would like to make a donation in Carol’s memory, please donate on the next page.
Carol worked at Lions Gate for many years along with her work in England and Canada as a nurse and midwife. Carol and I (Brian Burtch) supported the Foundation’s work and I am continuing to donate monthly to support the North Shore Hospice and the Dr. Klimo oncology clinic. Carol had multiple treatments in LGH and VGH including surgeries, chemotherapy, immunotherapy. passed in the hospice on April 29, 2020. More details in the obituary link in the “full tribute” field below.
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