Captain Thomas A. Monteski

Submitted by admin on Thu, 09/28/2023 - 18:19

As per Diane Brown:

I regret to inform you of the passing of Capt. Thomas Monteski, on September 26th,

at the age of 80.  Tom commenced with Seaspan in 1962 and served until retirement.

This information showed on Facebook with pictures of Tom.  Any obituary will be shared.


AMC Meeting Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Submitted by admin on Mon, 09/18/2023 - 20:55

Please join President, Bob Fiorillo and the other regulars on September 20, 2023 at 11:30 AM

for a lunch meeting at ANDREA'S RESTAURANT, 20227 - 56 Avenue, Langley, BC (the usual place)

(2 long blocks  East of 200th St., & 1 block South of Fraser Hwy)      604 533-0111



PS: Upon arrival and when signing in, please add your EMAIL ADDRESS.


Haydahl, Sverre


HAYDAHL, Captain Sverre (Sam)

The Haydahl family wish to announce the passing of Captain Sverre (Sam) Haydahl. Sam is survived by his wife Josephina, his son John and his three daughters Sarah, Krista and Jessica.

Sam immigrated to Canada from Norway setting up home in West Vancouver where he and Josi raised their children.

"Never bored a day in his life".
A caring, generous, patient and dependable person to all who ever met him.

Sam worked as a logger on Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. He was commissioned to fell a yellow cedar which was carved and sent to Queen Elizabeth II and it still stands proud and tall in Windsor Great Park.

Sam loved the sea, working on tugboats for 41 years. A true mariner at heart he shared his ocean-going days with his family and friends, often taking them out on the tugs while he worked.

After retirement he volunteered guiding blind skiers in cross-country events across Canada and Norway.

Sam was a kind and loving
husband, father, brother and son.
He was one of the good ones,
a gentle soul and we will forever miss him.

There will be a celebration of Sam in the fall, if you would like to attend or have a memory you would like share please email

Published by North Shore News from Aug. 16 to Sep. 15, 2023.

Wilson, J.E.


Captain (Ted) J.E. Wilson February 12, 1918 - November 3, 2008 In loving memory of our loving father and mentor. Predeceased by brother Douglas, grandson Brent Daniel, age 16, and granddaughter Sabrena Jacqueline, age 35. Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Eunice, sons Daniel (Glennis) and Ted (Joslyn), and their children, Blake (Rachel), Bruce (Su) and Ted Jr. (Angelita), all of whom continue the Wilson Family name. Great grandchildren Isaac, Ruby Rose, Grace Sabrena, Ezra and Taylor further Ted's family for another generation. Captain Ted will be fondly and respectfully remembered by his many shipmates and employees whom he has introduced to the Marine Industry during his 50+ years of West Coast Maritime involvement. Hundreds of Sea Cadets will remember him as bandmaster of R.C.S.C.C. Lonsdale, and the years of award winning performances as a Sea Cadet marching band. Captain Ted was able to acquire and establish an operating fund for the 90' Tug M.V. Straits Cadet for the R.C. Navy League to enable cadet training to be done on a large vessel. He used many of his commercial contacts and his reputation to see this cadet dream became a reality. Thousands of readers have read of Captain Ted's life in his biography, 'Full Line, Full Away: A Towboat Master's Story'. After retiring from Seaspan as Port Captain, Ted and Eunice spent many happy years cruising the BC Coast on their M.V. Seapet, introducing their grandchildren to the wonders of boating in BC. No Service at Ted and Eunice's request. Ted's ashes will be scatted at sea according to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospice Building Fund, Box 19036, Delta, BC ~ V4L 2P8, or at . On line condolences at Delta Funeral Home 604.946.6040

Sandberg, John Halvard


SANDBERG Capt. John Halvard, affectionately known as "Pup-pup" by many of his numerous grandchildren, peacefully passed away on January 18 at Morgan Place Nursing Home. He was born to Johan and Hedvig Sandberg on February 12, 1917 in Fort William, Ontario. John joined the RCNR in Port Arthur in 1938 serving his country through World War II as a Chief Petty Officer. Following the war, John settled on the West Coast and began a long career with the Canadian Pacific Railway, retiring in 1979 after serving as Captain of the Princess of Vancouver for many years. Early in his career, while serving on the Princess Alice, he met Gladys, his wife of 54 years. John and Gladys lived overlooking the Fraser River in North Delta until 2004. John was preceded in death by his brothers Harold and Henry, his sisters Heldy and Helga, his step-daughter Joan and his step-son Richard. John is survived by his loving wife, Gladys, his brother Eric (Dee), seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. John also leaves behind many dear friends. John was truly a caring and wonderful gentleman. His kindness touched all who were blessed enough to know him. John will be greatly missed. Services details to be announced. Memorials can be made in honor of John to Trinity Lutheran Church, 11040 River Road, Delta, B.C., (604) 584-0111 or to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Morgan Place for the great care they gave to John over the last few years.

Winter, Edward


Captain Ed Winter passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday July 21, 2023 in Nanaimo, BC.
Dad was born in Belgium on February 6, 1931. He left home at the age of 15 to begin a lifelong career of working at sea. Starting out as a cook's helper, he travelled all over the world and upon seeing Vancouver for the first time in 1953, decided it was here that he wanted to live. He immigrated to Canada in 1955 and continued to work in the industry on the West Coast and all over the world until his retirement from Seaspan International in 1996. In 2017, he moved to Nanaimo to be closer to his family.
Survived by his daughter Christine (Kent), son Mike (Donna), grandchildren James and Emily, great grandson Linden, extended granddaughter Hayley and family, niece Martha, nephew Edward and family in Belgium.
A private service will be held at a later date to scatter Dad's ashes at Mariner's Rest in Howe Sound, BC.
We would like to thank the staff at Woodgrove Manor for the wonderful care of Dad in these last months.

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Published on July 24, 2023

Williscroft, Robert


WILLISCROFT CAPTAIN ROBERT (BOB) DOUGLAS May 15, 1921 January 18, 2008 It is with deep sadness we announce that Bob passed away in his 87th year on January 18, 2008 in the Royal Columbian Hospital, with his wife, Edie, by his side. Bob was born May 15, 1921 in Prince Rupert. His passing is mourned by his beloved wife of 57 ? years, Edie, daughters Daphne, Shelagh Temple (Vance); sons Roderick (Barb), Bryon, Douglas and Norman; 6 grandchildren, Melissa (Chris), Richard, Nicole, Evan, Robyn, and Gregory, 5 sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was raised in Prince Rupert where his affinity with the water led to his life long career as a Master Mariner in the towboat industry. The family moved to Vancouver in 1932. He was an assistant cub leader and an avid soccer player, helping to form the Edmonds' Soccer Club when his own sons began to play. Bob was a proud member of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild. He served twice as Worshipful Master of Union Solomon Lodge #9 A.F. & A.M of New Westminster and was also a P.D.D.G.M. He served as W.P. of Royal City Chapter #7 O.E.S. nine times. He was P.G. Patron of the G.C. of B.C. & Y. in 1984-85 and a G.G.C.C.M. from 2000-2003. He was also a member of the Gizeh Shrine Greeters Club. Bob was an avid fisherman and holidays were usually spent in Halfmoon Bay. He was a kind, thoughtful and caring person. His hearty laugh and cheerful smile always brought a ray of light into the darkest day. Bob was first and foremost a family man who everyone relied on. He will be truly missed. A celebration of life will be held January 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the Gizeh Shrine Headquarters at 3550 Wayburn Drive, Burnaby. A family service will be held January 29 at 10:00 am at St Alban's Church, 7717 19th Avenue, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Grand Chapter of BC & Yukon Cancer Dressings c/o Mrs. Sheila Carlson, 20604 95A Avenue, Langley, BC V1M 1H8 or Masonic Cancer Car Program 1495 W. 8th Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9.

McMaster, Bruce Alexander


McMASTER _ Bruce Alexander Bruce Alexander McMaster of Penticton, BC passed away peacefully on July 3rd, 2007 at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his loving wife Gene; four children Louise Charbonneau of Victoria, BC, Margery (Lee) Harwood of Oliver, BC, Susan Roper of Terrace, BC and Barbara (Al) Finlayson of Penticton, BC; four grandchildren Kama Charbonneau, Kenneth Harwood, Michael Cameron, Scott Finlayson; one great-granddaughter Stephanie; brother Jim (Berna) McMaster. Bruce was sadly predeceased by grandchildren Corey, Heather and Jennifer. Bruce spent his early years on the boats learning to be a Master Seaman. He retired as a Pacific Coast Marine Pilot in 1982. He moved to Ruth Lake to enjoy the Cariboo. In 2001 he settled in Penticton, BC. A Celebration of Bruce's life will be held on July 7th, 2007 at 1400 hours at "Mom's" house. In honour of Bruce's memory, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Penticton Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be directed to the family at

Crassweller, William G.


CRASSWELLER _ Captain William Gerald, 72, of Surrey, B.C. passed away March 25, 2006. Survived by wife Lynne; children Sherri, Bill, Susie, Brad; step-children Andy, Danny, Brenda; their families; sister Carol and family. Funeral at Valley View Funeral, 14660 72 Ave., Surrey, April 1, 2006, 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson's or Cancer Society.