Obituaries

Filomena Santorelli
B: 1953-02-19
D: 2018-02-16
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Santorelli, Filomena
Zagorka Lukic
D: 2018-02-14
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Lukic, Zagorka
Kathleen Bidoka
B: 1923-02-22
D: 2018-02-14
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Bidoka, Kathleen
Giuseppe Smaldino
B: 1934-11-11
D: 2018-02-12
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Smaldino, Giuseppe
Donata Cibelli
B: 1923-04-06
D: 2018-02-08
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Cibelli, Donata
Antonio Patano
D: 2018-02-08
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Patano, Antonio
Paolo Parrotta
B: 1969-04-25
D: 2018-02-08
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Parrotta, Paolo
Maria Maglio
B: 1929-12-01
D: 2018-02-07
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Maglio, Maria
Maria Racchi
B: 1927-04-07
D: 2018-02-05
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Racchi, Maria
Lucia Massullo
D: 2018-02-05
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Massullo, Lucia
Dino Nonis
B: 1942-10-21
D: 2018-02-02
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Nonis, Dino
Kwai Ng
B: 2014-12-04
D: 2018-01-22
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Ng, Kwai
Pauline Beatch
B: 1930-06-12
D: 2018-01-18
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Beatch, Pauline
Mario Corrado
B: 1930-08-22
D: 2018-01-15
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Corrado, Mario
Liliana Daminato
D: 2018-01-15
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Daminato, Liliana
Tony [Antonio] Sousa
B: 1962-10-03
D: 2018-01-15
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Sousa, Tony [Antonio]
Lina Floro
B: 1940-05-06
D: 2018-01-13
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Floro, Lina
Linda McGill
B: 1941-11-28
D: 2018-01-12
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McGill, Linda
Francesco Renzullo
B: 1991-06-20
D: 2018-01-12
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Renzullo, Francesco
Ida Bevacqua
B: 1927-04-22
D: 2018-01-11
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Bevacqua, Ida
Pasqualina D'Arpino
D: 2018-01-08
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D'Arpino, Pasqualina

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Tony Slavin, General Manager

Tony is a fourth generation funeral director and was born, raised and attended school in North Burnaby.  He began his funeral service career in 1985 working alongside his father and grandfather.  He received his professional training at B.C.I.T. through the B.C. Provincial Apprenticeship program.
Tony was actively involved with the B.C. Funeral Service Association from 1986 – 1999 and served a two year term as president from 1995 – 1997. He has been involved with other community organizations including Burnaby Hospice and the Knights of Columbus.
Tony is proud of his family heritage and service to the Burnaby and Vancouver Communities.

Devan Wilkie, Assistant Manager

Devan graduated from Western School of Funeral Services in 2001 with the honor of receiving the ethics award. He advanced throughout the years to become manager of a local family owned funeral home.  Devan is committed to all the small details and ensuring each family is served with patience and compassion.
Devan enjoys his free time hanging out with the neighbours and spending time watching his young family explore.

Melanie Axford, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Melanie was born in Quebec, and spent her younger years there. She then moved to B.C. where her family settled in Richmond, BC.  She started in funeral service in 1997 as a limousine driver and reception host.  Later she worked at the cemetery helping families to choose cemetery property and arrange for their funeral and cemetery prearrangements.  In 2012, she joined Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel and obtained her license as a funeral director and embalmer, after completing the courses at the Canadian College of Funeral Service.

Jim Houseman, Funeral Director

Jim was born and raised in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. Started in funeral service in 1966 in Saskatoon and was Saskatchewan Licensed in 1969. He came to Sands in Victoria, B.C. in February 1971 than moved to Vancouver, B.C. to Hamilton Mortuary in July 1972. In August 2005, he joined Tony Slavin “The Slavin Family,” to manage the Bell Funeral Chapel until the following year in which the Bell Chapel amalgamated with Burnaby Funeral Directors to be known as the Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel.
For up to twelve years, Jim served on the Board of Directors for the British Columbia Funeral Service Association and was President from 1997 through 1999. He followed the footsteps of Tony Slavin, General Manager who was also President from 1995 through 1997.
Active in his younger years with hockey and baseball and of course this being a Saskatchewan boy. Also coached baseball up to the time his son, Ryan who played with the Coquitlam Reds, Douglas College, the National Baseball Institute and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.



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