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William F Farrow

1943 - 2021


William, or Bill as we knew him, was a long time member of the Richmond Lions Club. At the time of his passing he had let his membership lapse but in our hearts he was still a club member.

Taken from, here is Bills obituary.

BillFarrowWe are deeply saddened by the passing of a loving husband, father and 'papa' on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years, Yvonne, son Paul and daughter Jennifer Reed (Chad), granddaughter Presley, brother Brian (Isle of Man), sister-in-law Jackie (brother John deceased) (London), sister and brother-in-law Lana and Dennis Sheridan of San Francisco and nieces and nephews in the United States and England. Bill lived life to the fullest and often said he had no regrets. In his younger years he traveled the world and used his skills as a journeyman carpenter to work throughout Australia and New Zealand before settling in Canada. Bill was a talented soccer player, coaching Paul in his younger years. He loved taking the family in the fifth wheel looking for new places to explore. Bill had a wonderful sense of humour and loved entertaining everyone with stories of his antics during his many travels. The family wishes to thank the staff on 3 South and 4 North of Richmond Hospital and the exceptional staff at the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice for their care and compassion. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Diabetes Association at or 400-210 West Broadway, Vancouver V5Y 3W2 would be greatly appreciated.

Vince Isley

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.

Mel Frith

October 28, 1932 - January 2, 2015

MelFrith-1Born 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.

TanooshWe 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.

Brian Crossen

November 7, 1949 - February 7, 2013

BCrossenIt 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

Bud left us sooner than expected, leaving a legacy of community service as an example for all. Throughout his lifetime he was actively involved in The Richmond Lions Club, Port Coquitlam Kinsmen, Bnai Brith (Jewish Holiday Food Bank), coaching football and cheering his beloved BC Lions. His memories are treasured by his children Shawna, Jeffrey (Pauline), Debbie and Marni (Jeremiah) Katz, and his sister, Carole Jeffries (Winnipeg). He delighted in tales of his grandchildren, in Toronto - Yonah, Coby, Ariel and Eitan Dorfman, Steven Korn, and in Vancouver, Rubi and Avi Katz. The past 13 years were filled with travel and adventures, far and wide, with his partner Janet Kolof. We will all miss Bud's infectious smile and zest for life. The family would like to thank the amazing team at VGH ACE 11D for keeping Bud smiling and comfortable, and Dr. Harvey Halperin for his special care. Donations in Bud's memory may be made to the Louis Brier Home and Hospital - 604-261-5550 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 29, 2008