Born on Dec 1, 1928, Vince became a Lion in 1960 with the Vancouver South Lions and raised and supported that community for years. In 1992 he was awarded a Melvin Jones fellow award that he was proud to receive.
He was one of the founders of the Christmas tree lot as we used to sell trees at the old garage on Main Street before the site moved the the current location on the corner of 41st and Fraser.
After the family moved to Richmond Vince and his son Dale joined the Richmond Lions club where he served to the end.
Vince and his enthusiasm for being a Lion will be sorely missed.
October 28, 1932 - January 2, 2015
Born October 28, 1932 in Clones, Ireland. It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce Mel's passing on January 2, 2015. Mel was lucky to have two special women in his life: Predeceased by first wife Dolores and lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife Irene. Also missing him are his children Bart (Cathy) Frith, Michele (Marty) Stoltz, Debbie (Jim) Nedelak, stepfamily Rob (Trudy) Howard, Roxanne Greer, grandchildren Brayden (Koral), Hayley, Melanie (Brent), Jenna, Jody (Miki), Jay (Annie), Audrey and his great-grandchild Mason as well as his beloved sisters Pat Stamnes and Olive Demidoff and families.
We would like to thank Dr. Nasir, the Oncologists, nursing staff and care workers on T12 in the Jim Pattison Building at VGH. Please join the family for a Celebration of Mel's Life on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, 5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond, BC, 604-276-0585.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Mel's name to: The Cancer Clinic at Richmond Hospital Foundation, 7000 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC, V6X 1A2, 604-244-5252.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2015
Lion Mel will be missed in our club as he collected over 6200 pairs of used eye glass, sold hundreds & hundreds of Christmas cakes, came to all the work parties his health would let him and was a big voice in the club. He introduced lots of new members and was proud to be a Lion.
November 7, 1949 - February 7, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. After a short battle with cancer, he past away peacefully at the Nanaimo Hospital Palliative Care Unit. Brian is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Penny, brother Dean (Marj), daughters Dawn (Jarl), Dorie (Jim), Deanna (Korek), 10 grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday February 17th @ 2pm at the Lantzville Hall 7227 Lantzville Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care at the Nanaimo Hospital.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 12, 2013
Lion Brian was the voice of reason and a fountain of knowledge for all things Lion. His guidance, camaraderie and wisdom are greatly missed. Oh yeah! Those fabulous New Years breakfast, those are fondly missed too!
J.S. "Bud" Dorfman
July 26 1936 - March 16 2008
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 29, 2008