In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Our council has seen many members come and go, but we keep a special place in our hearts for those Brother Knights who have moved from this world to the next.

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Brother Richard John Crompton

A Knight of the 4th Degree
Born: 28 February 1943
Deceased: 29 July 2023

It is with profound sadness that the family of Richard John Crompton announce his peaceful passing on July 29th, 2023 at the age of 80.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Nancy Crompton, his sons, Clifford Crompton & Christopher Hornstein, his daughter Mandy, his brother Ken Crompton as well as his nieces and nephews.

Prayer service will be held on Tuesday, August 8th at 7 PM and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 9th at Holy Cross Parish on Delta Avenue in Burnaby.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to everyone in Richard’s life.


Brother Ralph Lomas

A Knight of the 4th Degree
Born: 11 August 1928
Deceased: 27 March 2020

LOMAS, Ralph Stanley

Ralph was born on August 11, 1928, in Calgary Alberta. He moved to Vancouver at the age of 7 and made it his home for the rest of his life. Ralph was a dedicated 43 year employee of Crane Supply and BC Pottery. He was also a 4th degree member of The Knights of Columbus Ralph was predeceased by his wife Ines in 2019, his first wife of 46 years Vera (1997), and by his brothers Gordon (Janette), and Robert (Bob) (Janet), and by his parents Fred and Bessie. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his stepsons George and David four step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 11:00 a.m. urn interment to occur at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (3789 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby, BC 604-299-7711) on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice. Please visit to leave an electronic message of condolence for Ralph’s family.


Brother Eng Keat (Marc) Lim

A Knight of the 4th Degree
Born: 17 May 1940
Deceased: 26 July 2019

Eng Keat Lim

Born May 171940PenangMalaysia
Passed Away July 262019VancouverB.C.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 A.MFridayAugust 092019
Holy CrosParish 1450 Delta AvenueBurnabyB.C.
Celebrant – RevPaul SzczurSDS
Interment – At Later Date


To Those I Love and Those who Loved Me
When I am gone, release me let me go...
I have so many things to see and do, You mustn‘t tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had these previous years. I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it‘s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must; Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part, So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on;
So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see me or touch me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen to your heart, you’ll hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and say,
“Welcome home”.


Brother Fr. Zeno Zgudziak

A Knight of the 3rd Degree
Born: 24 July 1924
Deceased: 14 August 2018

The Catholic Faith community in the Parish of Holy Cross,
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, home for
Pastor emeritus Rev. Fr. Zeno (Zenon Czeslaw) Zgudziak
for many years, is saddened by the passing of our
beloved priest in Poland.
We knew and respected Fr. Zeno, missionary
priest for many years in Tanzania,
and author: “Letters from Tanzania” ISBN 978-83-7580-348-8
published 2013.07.05 in English,
as a true Apostle of our Lord.
Our many prayers recommend his Soul to the Mercy of our Lord,
May his Soul pass Purgatory quickly to eternal peace!

Born in Krakow, Poland

Died in Mikolow, Poland

1924-2018 R.I.P


Brother Eduardo Sagat Factor

A Knight of the 4th Degree
Born: 14 January 2019
Deceased: 31 May 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eduardo Sagat Factor on May 31, 2017 at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his loving wife Corazon, children Eduardo Jr. (Genevieve), Exequiel (Christine), Emmanuel (Trish), Carolyn (Yuri) and Erick (Michelle), grandchildren, Taegan, Elijah, Danielle, Dylan, Deanna, Nathaniel, Isabella, Timothy, Allan, Mackenzie, Serafin and Joey, brothers Roger, Nrsisco, Constantino, Seraifin and Joey, sister Tess and many friends. Eduardo believed in family and community. He was the first of his family to come to Canada from the Philippines and helped his siblings start a new life in Canada almost 50 years ago. He spent many years as a member of the Lions Club and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Special thank you to St. Michaels Hospice nurses and staff. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel, 4276 Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Parish, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Cross Parish.


Brother Kenneth Henry Wray

A Knight of the 4th Degree
Born: 8 April 1938
Deceased: 21 April 2016

April 8, 1938 ‘ April 21, 2016 Ken passed away on April 21st at the age of 78 years. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Georgina and brother, Dennis. Ken is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marlene; children, Theresa (Peter), Laurence (Mary), Audrey (Mark), Andrew (Ethel), Jeeyoung; grandchildren, Alex (Adam), Andrew, Johnny, Jenny (Kevin), Alivia (Josh), Katherine (Karl), Rachael (Jared); great-grandchildren, Mila, Jordan, Lucas, and many friends and neighbors. Special thank you to the staff at Royal Columbian Hospital. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


Brother Robert (Bob) Crompton

A Knight of the 3rd Degree
Born: 11 September 1921
Deceased: 30 April 2012

CROMPTON, Robert (Bob)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Dad, Grandpa, and Great-Grandpa on April 30, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Born September 11, 1921 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He worked in the automotive industry and retired from Vulcan Automotive after many years. He was active in his Parish and a member of the Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council 5423. He was predeceased by his brother Clifford in WWII, his loving wife Eleanor in 2007 and his son Clifford in 1986. He is survived by sons Richard (Dick), Ken; daughters-in-law Louise, and Nancy; grandchildren Colleen (Greg), Calvin (Kim), Mike (Claire), Dallas (Kelsey), and Tyler (Katie), Mandy, Louise, Chantelle, Cassandra, Christopher, Clifford; great-grandchildren Crystal, Corissa, Caylley, Catrina, Jayden, Sierra, Max, Kenzie, Tiffany, and Krista. Prayers will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3 at Holy Cross Parish, 1450 Delta Ave. in Burnaby, BC where Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Holy Cross Parish for the Youth Group. Condolences may be offered to the family at