TURPIN, Esther LeClerc, born April 1st, 1906 in Vernon, BC, passed away on June 23d, 2004 in Burnaby, BC at the age of 98. Esther was predeceased by her parents John Weston Turpin and Amy Wedd Turpin and her sister Amy Charlton Turpin. She is survived by first cousins Betty Wedd Mitchell, Garden Bay, BC, Dorothea Wedd Macdonnell, Edmonton, AB, Pamela Wedd Brown, Washington, DC, Betty Turpin Jacox, Vancouver, BC, Pamela Turpin Crawford, West Vancouver, BC; God-daughters Laurie Bobroske, Summerland, BC, Nan Ward, Toronto, ON and numerous Wedd and Turpin relatives in Canada, the USA, England and France. Esther was a former high school teacher and librarian, earning her degree at a time when few women went to university. She taught in Ontario for over 30 years, moving to BC on retirement, after which she and Amy enjoyed many trips throughout North America and Europe. She was active with charity work and was a longtime member of the Anglican Church Women's Group in New Westminster. A lasting gift to her family is the Wedd Family tree which she worked on for many years, mailing over 100 copies to family members all over the world. She had begun compiling material for the Turpin Family tree as well, but failing energy and eyesight left her unable to complete this. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 30th, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.