Tribute Donation - Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

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Tribute Donation

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Hourieh Akhgari —  Memorium

September 8, 2020

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 Hird —  Memorium

April 29, 2020

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.


Serafino Fiorvento —  Memorium

June 12, 2020

In Loving Memory of Serafino Fiorvento. With red cheeks and a smile, Serafino always made time to talk with you. Full of tenacity and encouragement, he would never back down from a challenge. We love you and miss you “Pops!”


Linda Fritzler —  Memorium

May 11, 2020

This memorium is for my best friend Linda through childhood and later years – many happy memories of being together – remember my sticky popsicle hands on our bicycle handle bars.


Daniel and Faye Saket —  Memorium

January 8, 2020

It is with great sadness and disbelief that we announce the tragic passing of Daniel and Faye Saket. The two were taken from us way too soon in the horrific falling of the Ukrainian passenger flight out of Tehran.


Lorraine Gamon —  Memorium

December 12, 2019

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Lorraine Helene Gamon on December 11th, 2019 at Lions Gate Hospital surrounded by loving family.


Michael Watler —  Memorium

December 12, 2019

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 —  Memorium

November 25, 2019

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.


Heather Baxter —  Memorium

November 18, 2019

Our beloved Heather fell into the arms of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Monday, November 18, 2019.


Michael Thicke —  Memorium

November 8, 2019

It was a privilege to love and look after Michael in home until his passing. Our family is immensely thankful to the North Shore Community Palliative Care program for making this possible.


Bruce Moore —  Memorium

November 1, 2019

Bruce Moore was a patient at North Shore Hospice in September and October 2019. He received such excellent care at North Shore that when Bruce passed, the family decided to direct memorial contributions to North Shore Hospice.


Albert Duynstee —  Memorium

October 14, 2019

Albert Petrus Duynstee, age 86 years, passed away peacefully at his home in West Vancouver on October 14, 2019.


In Loving Memory of Charles “Chuck” Sheppard —  Memorium

September 23, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chuck- a loving husband and father who touched many, many hearts.


In Loving Memory of Dr. Eugene Chan —  Memorium

August 15, 2019

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.


Katherine Kouromichelakis —  Memorium

August 12, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful friend and godmother


In Loving Memory of Agnes Koo —  Memorium

July 29, 2019

Agnes Koo was a long-time resident of West Vancouver, passed away Thursday July 25, 2019 at Lion’s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.


In Loving Memory of Eileen Van Wyk —  Memorium

July 19, 2019

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.


Barbara Svenhard —  Memorium

May 1, 2019

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.


Alireza Kaveh Jelveh —  Memorium

April 16, 2019

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.


In Loving Memory of an Angel Mother and Wife – Parvaneh Ghassem Zadeh Khoosf —  Memorium

January 1, 2019

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.


In Loving memory of Evelyn Watters —  Memorium

September 1, 2018

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to a wonderful, loving Mother survived by daughter Debbie and son Brian and family. Also many loving friends; and some who called her Mum and Grandma.


Carol Horn —  Celebration

April 6, 2020

Carol Horn’s Front Street Project – LGH COVID-19 Fund.


North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club —  Celebration

April 2, 2020

With the cancellation of our 2020 Lawn Bowling Season our Club is donating the funds we normally raise during our Canada Day Tournament for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation to aid in the fight against COVID-19.


In Celebration of Shaun, Georgina, and Holland —  Celebration

March 16, 2020

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 Celebration of The North Shore Young Citizens Forum NSYCF —  Celebration

March 11, 2019

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.


Connie Jin —  Birthday

March 26, 2020

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.


Lillian (Bid) Jillings —  Birthday

February 14, 2020

Lillian (Bid) Jillings was a long time volunteer (30 plus years) with the Auxiliary to Lions Gate Hospital. Please join us in celebrating her 100th birthday by making a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.


Ryder Youck —  Birthday

September 20, 2019

Happy Birthday Ryder! Ryder requested birthday gift donations to the Lions gate Hospital Foundation to celebrate his birthday this year.

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