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Wayne Collett —  Memorium

March 20, 2024

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Wayne Neville Collett on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at the age of 83, at the North Shore Hospice, surrounded by his cherished family and Schnoodle Rumi, after a short but valiant battle with a rapidly invasive esophageal cancer. The kind and caring doctors, nurses and staff in Palliative and Hospice Care, and the quiet solace and beauty of the North Shore Hospice, brought such comfort and tranquility to his final days.


Veronica Chan —  Memorium

March 23, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our loved one, Veronica Chan. She touched the lives of many with her kindness, compassion, cheerfulness, and unwavering friendship.


Leon Woznow —  Memorium

February 6, 2023

With profound sadness we announce the passing of Leon on February 6, 2024 in his 94th year. A long-time North Shore resident, Leon will be fondly remembered as a loving father, grandfather brother and uncle, accomplished civil structural engineer, an inventor with NASA and Boeing, champion of local civic issues and a genuinely nice guy.


Thomas Wie Po —  Memorium

November 18, 2023

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.


Dr. Michael Hahn —  Memorium

September 30, 2023

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.


Frank Puts —  Memorium

September 20, 2023

In Loving Memory
Frank Puts was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands on November 10, 1934 and passed away in North Vancouver Hospice on September 20, 2023.


Margaret Ray —  Memorium

August 16, 2023

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mom, Margaret, on August 16, 2023 at the age of 93.


Gary Kushnir  —  Memorium

May 28, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Kushnir.


Kathiramalainathan (Kathi) Arunasalam —  Memorium

May 7, 2023

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.


Don Watson —  Memorium

April 10, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Murray Watson. Don peacefully passed away while at Lions Gate Hospital, at the age of 92. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Don is at peace now.


Robert Jones —  Memorium

February 23, 2023

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



Peter Lightbody —  Memorium

February 3, 2023

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 —  Memorium

February 13, 2023

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.



Lizanne Marie Mailhot —  Memorium

October 17, 2022


We are heartbroken to announce Lizanne’s peaceful passing at home in Lions Bay, BC on the evening of October 6, 2022 with her husband, Brian, and family members by her side.


Therese Marie Pante  —  Memorium

August 14, 2022

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.


Gnee Khong Ho —  Memorium

April 22, 2022

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.


John Gustafson —  Memorium

March 31, 2022

In memory of John Gustafson


Edward Emery —  Memorium

February 5, 2022

In memory of our husband and father.


Brenda Elizabeth Janzen —  Memorium

January 7, 2022

JANZEN, Brenda

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.


Carol Hird —  Memorium

April 29, 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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Ran Clerihue —  Birthday

January 10, 2023

Happy 100th Birthday Ran!

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