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Bob Braem Ben Kelly Willard Herbert Calbick Robbie Robinson Claude Bullen Brad Wickham Ross (Rosco) Hodgkins Ken Ross Clarence Stobbe
Lorrie Jolin Walter Cool
In Memory of Robert Arthur Braem (retired BC Hydro bus driver). Celebration of Life
was held Thurs., Mar. 6, 1997, 2:00 pm, Delta Green Co-op, Bath Rd., Richmond, B.C. Bob was part of BC Hydro's large bus-driving family. Condolences to all.
Also in Memory of Bernard Joseph (Ben) Kelly (retired BCT driver - 29 yrs - b. Apr 24, 1921 d. Mar 14, 1997). Memorial service for family and friends was held at First Memorial
Chapel, 602 Kingsway, Thurs., March 20, 1997, 2 pm. Private internment at a later date. Condolences extended.
Also in Memory of Willard Herbert Calbick (retired BCH operator - b. 1903 d. Apr 13, 1997). Memorial Service was held Sat., Apr 19, 1997, 11 am, Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Hwy., Surrey, BC. Condolences to family and friends.
Also in Memory of Robbie Robinson (ex-BCH/PSL/PCL - Skytrain - d. Apr 14/1997). A celebration of his life was held at his home in New Westminster, BC, Saturday, April 19th, 2pm to 8pm. Condolences to all.
Also in Memory of Claude Bullen (ex-BCE/BCH/PSL - b. Mar. 20, 1910 d. Feb. 8, 1999). Memorial Service was held at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver, BC, Saturday, Feb. 13th, 10:30 am. Condolences to all.
Also in Memory of Brad Wickham (ex-Greyhound/ISL/Black Velvet - b. 19__ d. Apr. 26, 1999). Memorial Service was held at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 1480 St. George St., White Rock, BC, May 5th, 1999. Condolences to all.
Also in memory of Ross Hodgkins (ex-Maverick Coach Lines driver - from Apr 20, 1991 - Nov 30, 1998) on Jun 19, 1999 from prostate cancer, at Lions Gate Palliative Care Unit, N. Vancr. Funeral Service was held June 23, 1999, at Christ The Redeemer Church, 595 Keith Rd., N. Vancr., BC. Condolences to all.
Also in Memory of Ken Ross (ex-BCH - b. Aug. 2, 1938 d. May. 16, 2000). Memorial Service was held at Kingsway Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 602 Kingsway., Vancouver, BC, Thursday, May 25th, 2000 at 3:00 pm. Condolences to all.
Also in memory of Clarence Stobbe (ex-Pacific Stage Lines driver on May 16, 2000 peacefully at Mission Memorial Hospital, Mission, BC. Memorial Service was held Friday, May 19, 2000, at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32840 Janzen Ave., Mission, BC. Rev. Victor Stobbe officiated. Condolences to Fay and family and friends.
Also in memory of Walter Cool (Maverick Coach Lines driver, on Nov. 11, 2000 - details unavailable)
BUS DRIVERS' OBITUARIES WILL APPEAR HERE ONLY AFTER APPEARING IN NEWSPAPER(S) AND/OR
AFTER BEING VERIFIED.
THEY ARE MEANT TO PRESERVE THE MEMORY OF THOSE IN THE BUS INDUSTRY
WHO HAVE PASSED, MANY AFTER SERVING THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC OVER LONG CAREERS.
MAY WE NEVER FORGET FORMER FRIENDS AND FELLOW WORKERS.
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FAMILY OF
DECEASED ARE WELCOME. SEND TO email@example.com.
Crerar, Duncan (BCE) 4/28/1964
Watson, Leroy William (Ozzie) (VICL/PCL) 12/31/1979 47 yrs
Downard, Victor (VICL) 4/06/1980
Merriman, Glen (VICL) 10/20/1980
Kadatz, Alf (VICL/PSL) 12/--/1980
Squires, Nora (VICL) 12/--/1980
Davies, William T.(Bill) (PSL) 1/--/1981
Brigden, Ollie (VICL) --/--/1981
Clarck, Russell (VICL) --/--/1981
Fleming, Michael (BCE/-?-) --/--/1981
Gregory-Allen, Godfrey (VICL) --/--/1982
May, Lew (VICL) 11/--/1982
Steele, Grant (BCH/PSL/PCL) 12/--/1982
Gilbert, John G. (Jack) (BCE/BCH) 4/14/1987 80 yrs
Bullock, Harry (BCE/BCH) 4/29/1987 68 yrs
Marshall, Charles Morton (Charlie) (PSL) 4/29/1987 90 yrs
McLeod, Robert (BCE/BCH) 5/19/1987 80 yrs
Clark, William Ritchie (BCE/BCH) 5/24/1987 72 yrs
Stodgell, Wilfred Angus (BCE/BCH) 6/08/1987 81 yrs
Grahame, Robert (BCE/BCH) 6/27/1987 74 yrs
Palmer, Douglas (BCE/BCH) 7/09/1987 76 yrs
Franklin, Robin Stanley (BCE/BCH) 8/08/1987 92 yrs
Hockley, William Ernest (BCE/BCH) 9/21/1987 71 yrs
Keefe, John Frederick (BCE/BCH) 8/27/1988 84 yrs
Herbert, Roy Dennis (BCE/BCH) 10/02/1988 73 yrs
Sihota, Kartar Singh (BCH/PSL) 5/17/1991 58 yrs
McRae, R. Lorne (BCH/PSL/PCL) 5/21/1991 68 yrs
Wilson, Lawrence John (Jack) (BCE/BCH/PSL/PCL) 12/26/1991 56 yrs
Fitka, Edward (ISL) 3/21/1994
Jackson, Arthur Gordon (Art) (BCH/PSL/PCL/ISL) 2/13/1995 51 yrs
Morrison, George (BCE/BCH) 11/23/1995 88 yrs
Patrick, Wayne (BCH/MTOC/BCT) 8/10/1996
Kindt, Albert (BCE/BCH) 8/21/1996
Roed, Corky (PSL/WELLSTONE) 9/18/1996
Craddock, James Henry (Jim) (PSL) 12/15/1996 85 yrs
Jim Meikle (BCH/MTOC/BCT) 12/20/1996
McGowan, Lorne Scott (PSL/Diversified) 12/22/1996 81 yrs
Young, Stanley (BCE/BCH) 1/17/1997
Considine, Don (BCT) 2/20/1997
Braem, Robert Arthur (Bob) (BCE/BCH) 3/01/1997
Chan, Peter (BCH/BCT) 3/04/1997
Fowler, Douglas (STC depot clerk) (BCH/MTOC/BCT) 3/09/1997
Gregory, Ernest Robert (Bob) (BCE/BCH) 3/10/1997 87 yrs
Kelly, Bernard Joseph (Ben) (BCE/BCH) 3/14/1997
Calbick, Willard Herbert (BCE/BCH) 4/13/1997 94 yrs
Robinson, Robbie (BCH/PSL/PCL/Skytrain) 4/14/1997
Preston, Bob (VICL) 9/ /1997
Slough, Tom (Black Velvet) 9/18/1997
Bligh, Stan (ticket clerk & driver Greyhound) 10/--/1997
McKay, Don (BCH/PSL/PCL/Charter Bus Lines) 7/27/1998
McMullen, Charles (BCT - NVTC) 8/27/1998
Alexander, Don (BCH/PSL/PCL/BCT - OTC Depot Clerk) 9/01/1998
Price, John (BCT - OTC) 9/02/1998
Livingston, William (BCT) 12/11/1998
Lamont, Samuel (BCT - PCTC) 1/17/1999
Allan, George W. (BCT - OTC) 1/22/1999
Wilson, Ronald (BCT - OTC) 1/28/1999
Bullen, Claude (see note above) (BCE/BCH/PSL) 2/08/1999 88 yrs
McClenaghan, Mark (BCT) 3/17/1999
Wickham, Brad (Greyhound/ISL/Black Velvet) 4/29/1999
Mann, David (BCT - STC) 5/05/1999
Stewart, David (BCT) 5/15/1999
Hicks, Russel (BCT) 6/15/1999
Hodgkins, Ross Giles (Ross) (MCL/Greyhound) 6/19/1999 60 yrs
Morlin, Dean (b. Helmut Leuder) (BCE/BCH/PSL) 10/28/1999 76 yrs
Ross, Kenneth Bruce (Ken) (BCH) 5/16/2000 62 yrs
Stobbe, Clarence (BCE/BCH/PSL) 5/16/2000 66 yrs
Easton, Terry (Cdn Greyhound) 6/ /2000
Sinclair, Jim (BCE/PSL) 7/21/2000
Cool, Walter (Greyhound/Maverick) 11/11/2000
Note: From Gene Ingram (___): "To other drivers that knew old Tom Slough (retired BVCL) that he has passed away on September 18th, 1997.
Lung cancer took his life. His funeral was held in Rosedale, BC on Saturday afternoon on September 20th, 1997. Thank you for passing this along the line."
Remembering Mark McLaughlin, 44 (20 year veteran Seattle Metro Transit driver):
Seattle Bus Plunge Nov. 27/98 (click on World News from the main index at The Vancouver Sun)
Story (from the Seattle P-I)
In Memory of David Paul Bond, a 47 year old chef, who passed away tragically on January 9th, 1997, a day after being struck by a wheel that
had come loose from a transit bus, while waiting at a bus stop on Granville Street in Vancouver, B.C. All of us in the bus industry extend
our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Bond.
Also In Memory of Robert Ian Ross, CM, OBC, BA, LLD, (b. Victoria 1918),
owner of Butchart Gardens, who passed away on February 2nd, 1997. He managed the Gardens since 1939 and was often seen directing traffic as late
as the summer of 1996. Many tour drivers knew Mr. Ross well over the years.
Also in Memory of Lorrie Jolin (NTA Canada tour guide - b. Nov. 23, 1953 d. June 24, 2000). Memorial Service was held at The Canadian Memorial United Church,
16th Ave. & Burrard St., Vancouver, BC, Tuesday, July 4th, 2000 at 7 pm. Condolences to all.
Some names to remember
Ex-PSL drivers held an unofficial reunion on Wednesday, Apr 21/99 at the ABC Country Restaurant Glover Rd & Langley Bypass in Langley, BC
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