British Columbians we remember: the obituaries of 2007

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      Muriel Arnason, 81, first woman elected to Langley Township council

      Amanpreet Kaur Bahia, 33, mother

      James Barber, 84, writer, broadcaster, and food lover

      Master Cpl. Colin Bason, 28, reservist, Royal Westminster Regiment

      Barry Beyerstein, 60, SFU psychology professor and president of the BC Society for Skeptical Enquiry

      George Birnie, 85, Vancouver firefighter and advocate of mandatory sprinkler systems

      Keith Bradbury, 66, former BCTV news director and assignment editor

      Ernie Brown, 93, known as Mr. Golf, member of BC Sports Hall of Fame

      Ray Chapman, 88, retired land surveyor and heritage advocate

      Paul Cheema, 34, husband of murdered principal Shemina Hirji

      James Po Ho Cheung, 45, president of 777 Sports Entertainment Group

      Jagjit Singh Chohan, 80, former self-declared president of the movement for an independent Khalistan

      Paul Chwelos, 36, assistant professor, UBC Sauder School of Business

      Dan Closkey, born in 1919, former Surrey city manager

      Ian Davidson, 82, architect and patron of the arts

      Quon Chung Shee Der, 101, head-tax redress activist

      Herb Doman, 75, forestry pioneer and founder of Doman Industries

      Ian Dyck, 52, SFU history professor

      Robert Dziekanski, 40, immigrant

      Penelope Estacio, 31, president of WE-CARE, an advocacy program for live-in caregivers

      Sam Eves, 16, student

      Larisa Fayad, 31, technical and lighting director of Flamenco Rosario

      John Fearing, 78, musician, teacher, and environmental activist

      Joachim Foikus, 82, "Town Fool"

      Denis Fontaine, 40, adventurer

      John Ford, 71, former actor and UBC bookstore employee

      Brett Gannon, 47, president and CEO of Xillix Technologies Inc.

      Alex Grant, 66, writer and film critic

      Michael Haider, 56, RCMP officer

      Laurine Harrison, 51, SFU student ombudsman

      Strachan Hartley, 30, captain of the 1997 Vanier Cup–winning UBC Thunderbirds football team

      Shemina Hirji, 40, Surrey elementary-school principal

      Kirk Robert Holifield, 35, father

      V.K. Eddie Hsu, 101, retired shipping magnate and philanthropist

      E.J. Hughes, 93, landscape artist

      Gloria Hunt, 85, former president of the Nimpkish Community Club

      Richard Juryn, 50, director of the North Shore Mountain Bike Association

      Philip Keatley, 85, retired actor and retired CBC director and producer

      Anne Kramer, 64, former chair and CEO of Current Technology Corp.

      Roy Mah, 89, retired publisher, journalist, soldier, and labour organizer

      Theodore Maiman, 79, retired physicist who built the first working laser

      Ian Gordon Mann, 47, fisheries officer, sports coach, and scout leader

      Colleen McCrory, 57, conservationist

      Chris Mohan, 22, student

      George Mussallem, 99, retired four-term Social Credit MLA

      Alisa Noda, 50, lawyer and president of the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre

      Myfanwy Pavelic, 91, portrait artist

      Lewis Perinbam, 82, humanitarian

      John Pifer, 61, broadcaster and political journalist

      Tom Potter, 52, lawyer

      Jeani Read, 60, journalist

      Bill Richards, 68, retired SFU communications professor

      Sydney Rothery, 40, mother, style maven, and former sales executive

      Jane Rule, 76, author, essayist, writing teacher, and lesbian icon

      William Sauder, 81, forestry pioneer and former UBC chancellor

      Peter Paul Saunders, 78, retired business executive, cofounder of BCTV, and patron of the arts

      Edward Schellenberg, 55, gas-fireplace repairman

      Ellen Schrodt, 72, founder of the B.C. Operating Nurses Group

      Bruce Serafin, born in 1940, writer and a founder of Vancouver Review

      Richard Shutler, 85, Pacific archaeologist and SFU professor emeritus

      Linda Sperling, 67, union negotiator and former college instructor

      Jess St. Eloi, 82, retired building-trades labour organizer

      John Stevenson, 86, former president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists and former president of the B.C. Radiological Society

      Wanda Stepien, 82, extraordinary mother and grandmother, a woman of courage and indomitable spirit who survived the Warsaw uprising, and long-time Straight supporter

      Barry Wild, 92, mezzo soprano

      Norman Wong, 66, businessman who helped Ming Wo succeed.