Your tribute gift in memory of a loved one or in celebration of a milestone will make a difference in our community.
This tribute is in the memory of my loving mother, Hourieh Akhgari. I am grateful to the Lions Gate Hospital Chemotherapy and Intervention Radiology team for providing excellent care to her and making her battle with cancer easier during the last few years of her life.
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.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Michael Robert Watler. Born in London, England on May 15, 1957. He passed away after a lengthy illness on December 2, 2019. Predeceased by his parents Robert & Beth Watler. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Louise, sisters Karole Doucette (Maurice), Janet Blair (Bruce). Mother-in-law Kathleen Matheson (Jim), father-in-law Malcolm Matheson (Beverly), sister-in-law Cynthia Matheson, brother-in-law John Matheson (Marianne). Nieces & Nephews: Ryan, Chelsea (Nick) , Chris (Rosie), Nick, Megan, Elizabeth, Malcolm and great nephew Thomas. Extended family throughout England.
Nena Hansen passed away peacefully on October 22, 2019 at 99 years old. Nena led a full life of adventure, pushing the boundaries for women of her day, sometimes resulted in mishap and visits to LGH for repair. LGH staff cared well for Nena through many other visits over the years. Friends and family are welcomed to donate to the LGH Foundation in Nena’s memory.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chuck- a loving husband and father who touched many, many hearts.
December 21, 1933 – August 15, 2019
Eugene will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Donna (nee Yee) of 57 years and their children Sharon (Greg Knight), Shannon (Lori and children Colby & Alyssa), Damon, Leanne (Darren Pedersen and son K.J.) and three Grandogs, Tazzy, Carly & Davos.
Eileen, our loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister, passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2019. She was courageous, loving and fiercely protective of her family. She shared laughter, encouragement and wisdom with all who knew her and will be so greatly missed. She will live on in our hearts, especially through her wise counsel, which we pray will continue to guide us.
March 27, 1939 – April 10, 2019
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Barb. She was born near Kennedy, Saskatchewan, to Forrest and Irene Miller. Along with her four siblings, she lived a typical prairie life. The family moved to North Vancouver in 1957, where she found love and adventure.
It is with great sadness that we say farewell to an angel. Kaveh will be greatly missed.
Friends and family are welcomed to donate to the LGH Foundation in Kaveh’s memory and to support the LGH staff in their caring for patients.
Parvaneh passed away on Feb 24th, 2018 after a painful three-year long journey with cancer. On her final moments, she was surrounded with her loving family and friends in the comfort of the Palliative Care unit at LGH. All along her journey, she was in great support of the caring staff of LGH, including the Oncology Clinic, the Palliative Unit, and the Ostomy clinic.
After experiencing a medical mystery at birth in November of 2019, baby Holland along with mom and dad are healthy and celebrating the couple’s marriage in Australia.
Touched by the quality of care they received at Lions Gate Hospital, they made a donation in Holland’s name on the A Star is Born commemorative wall at the entrance to the labour/delivery and special care units at the hospital. Learn more about their story, and donate in their name today.
In the spirit of advocating for increasing civic engagement within the North Shore, and with particular emphasis on increasing youth/young participation – we are honoured to celebrate and mark our participation in the ‘North Shore Young Citizens Forum (NSYCF)’ 2019 cohort, by donating to The Foundry North Shore. On behalf of the NSYCF, this initial donation is to symbolize our diverse group of 30 (19-39), from across the North Shore (the District of West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, and City of North Vancouver), who live, work and study on the North Shore – and in gratitude to the 3 remarkable and inspiring key organizers, without which this would not have been possible, thank you for bringing us together, ‘your legacy is every life you have touched’. Readers and NSYCF cohort 2020 – please consider donating to The Foundry North Shore, for all the help and support they provide young people in our community.
This year, I wouldn’t like to receive birthday presents. Instead, I wanted to go a step further and help those who need the donations. And who needs the money more than the hospitals right now? Please consider donating, because it’s not for me, it’s for us. It’s for the doctors and nurses, for the COVID-19 patients, and for Canada.