Obituaries

Herbert Smith
B: 1923-08-13
D: 2015-08-20
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Smith, Herbert
Bruce Collins
B: 1935-06-20
D: 2015-08-16
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Collins, Bruce
Lisa Hunt
B: 1973-06-15
D: 2015-08-13
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Hunt, Lisa
Brenda Langley
B: 1948-11-04
D: 2015-08-07
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Langley, Brenda
Jacqueline Petroff
B: 1952-03-15
D: 2015-08-07
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Petroff, Jacqueline
John Chibanoff
B: 1951-01-09
D: 2015-08-07
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Chibanoff, John
Jillian Ritchie
B: 1982-02-16
D: 2015-08-04
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Ritchie, Jillian
Betty Lloyd
B: 1930-04-18
D: 2015-08-01
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Lloyd, Betty
Kyle Macdonald-Wolochatiuk
B: 1975-05-16
D: 2015-07-26
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Macdonald-Wolochatiuk, Kyle
Jordan Andreef
B: 1993-11-05
D: 2015-07-08
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Andreef, Jordan
June Moorhouse
B: 1949-06-11
D: 2015-07-05
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Moorhouse, June
Geoffrey Dunlop
B: 1948-02-08
D: 2015-07-03
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Dunlop, Geoffrey
Raymond Sandberg
B: 1953-08-12
D: 2015-06-28
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Sandberg, Raymond
Thomas De Wolf
B: 1953-04-16
D: 2015-06-28
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De Wolf, Thomas
Susan Bruvall
B: 1949-06-26
D: 2015-06-25
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Bruvall, Susan
Vasilije Kovalenko
B: 1950-04-22
D: 2015-06-16
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Kovalenko, Vasilije
Myrtle Hurford
B: 1926-11-20
D: 2015-06-10
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Hurford, Myrtle
Mildred Kibsey
B: 1925-10-21
D: 2015-06-09
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Kibsey, Mildred
Don Keeler
B: 1922-00-00
D: 2015-06-01
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Keeler, Don
Jeremy Cook
B: 1989-11-09
D: 2015-05-31
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Cook, Jeremy
Ross Chafe
B: 1962-07-04
D: 2015-05-31
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Chafe, Ross

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GRIEF: "Is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone."

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