March, George Peter Tuesday, 29 Jul 2003
Jan. 28, 1955 - July 29, 2003
Born in Prince George, B.C., resided in 70 Mile House, B.C. in his childhood years; attended 70 Mile House Elementary and the Chasm School. Survived by his loving wife Heather (nee File) of 100 Mile House; his parents Peter and Ethel March of 70 Mile House; sister Norma (Johnny) Rezewski and family of Bellis, Alberta; sister Alice Bilinski of Red Deer, Alberta; sister Doris March and Steve Fountain of Prince George, B.C.; nephew Brendan and Wendy Rezewski of Belis Alberta; niece Tammy and Kevin Baronic of Vegerville, Alberta; niece Tanya and Peter Tkachyk of Vilna, Alberta; and niece Alora Peterson of Red Deer, Alberta; two great nieces, Allison and Yealaina Baronic of Vegerville, Alberta; great niece Normagene Tkachyk and great nephew Garrette Tkachyk of Vilna, Alberta; also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Predeseased by his loving Aunt Elsie Litke. George enjoyed the outdoor recreational activities of hunting and ice fishing. He also enjoyed a great sense of humour. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him, but never forgotten. From his whole family, he'll be in all our hearts forever, and he'll always be loved and cherished.
A very special thank you to Herman Ondang, a real friend, that bonded with George as a brother, and his wife Margareth, for being there for George in our special endeavors.
Also a special thank you to Doctor Street for his kind and generous actions on behalf of the family. As well as the staff of 100 Mile House General Hospital, whose names are too numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Burch, Audrey Ellen Sunday, 20 Jul 2003
Born October 22, 1926 passed away peacefully at home on July 20, 2003 after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Audrey is survived by her loving life's partner of 52 years, Gilbert; her five children Karen (Cliff), Carol (Ron), Diana (Murray), Wanda (Larry), and Brent. Audrey also adored and was adored by her 16 grandchildren: Erin, Kristen, Tyler, Ashleigh, Brandon, Matthew, Cara, Ryan, Lyndon, Brittany, Arlyn, Andrea, Grant, Evan, Tamara, and Caitlyn. She is also survived by six sisters, five brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father William, her precious mother Bertha Eliza, and sister Hazel. Audrey was a member of the Church of Christ and will always be remembered by those who knew her for her unfailing faith in her Heavenly Father, her desire for all to know His saving grace, and her belief that „through the hands of a loving God, whatever is, is best." Her beautiful smile, which has touched so many lives, is permanently etched in our hearts and minds. A service to celebrate the life of Audrey will be held on July 29, 2003 at the Evangelical Free Church (100 Mile House) at 2 p.m. with Norm Weir officiating.
We wish to extend our thanks to the doctors and nurses, too numerous to mention at the Williams Lake and 100 Mile House Hospitals, who took such incredible care of her during her stay with you. We also wish to express our deepest thanks to Dr. Wendland, and the 100 Mile House Home Support nurses, Debbie, Bev and AnnMarie, whose care and compassion made Audrey's final weeks at home that much easier. You were always there for us and graciously allowed us the privilege of being as active as we were in her care. You hold a special place in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Audrey's name to Canadian Cancer Society and/or 100 Mile District Hospice Palliative Care Society.
Ryder, Beverley Joan Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003
Beverley Joan passed peacefully July 15, 2003 at 100 Mile Hospital. Survived by her mother Rose; siblings Bert, Shirley, Margaret; children Greg and Michael and grandchildren Samantha, Matthew and Lesley. Joan wished to be cremated with no service. Please no flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 2K2
Your presence will be missed
Your memory will be treasured
Loving you always
Forgetting you never.
WORDS FOR IT
I wish I could take language and fold it like cool moist rags
I would lay words on your forehead
I would wrap words on your wrists
There, there my words would say or something better
I would ask them to murmur
Hush and shh, shhh, it's all right
I would ask them to hold you all night
I wish I could take language
and daub and soothe and cool
Where fever blisters and burns
Where fever turns yourself against you
I wish I could take language
and heal the words that were
The wounds you have no names for
~ J.C. ~
Jothen, Arthur Rueben (Art) Monday, 30 Jun 2003
Born in Govan, Sask. on July 29, 1918, our beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully on June 30, 2003 just short of his 85th birthday. Art was predeceased by his loving wife of 50 years, Margaret (“Queenie”), whom he dearly missed and will now be with forever. He will be sadly missed by his sons Michael and Kerry; daughter Gina (Hughes); daughters-in-law Kathleen and Janet and son-in-law Skip; grandchildren Lisa (Frey), Dawn (Presswood), Cory (Harrison) and their spouses, and Christine and Steve, and five great grandchildren. Art was predeceased by his sisters Alice (Gairns), Martha (Johnson) and Gladys (Knutson); and is survived by his sister Ruth (Drew) of Toronto. Art will also be dearly missed by many other family and friends in 100 Mile House, in the Lower Mainland and elsewhere. A special thank you is reserved for Dad’s dearest friends, Harry and Jean King, Dorothy Myers, Rose Martin, and Irene and Evy Barkley all of 100 Mile House; and Barb Tole of the Lower Mainland. Art served overseas in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. After the war, he moved to BC and started working in the forest industry. After he married Queenie, Art worked at Pacific Veneer Plywood, Canadian Forest Products in New Westminster for over 30 years. In the mid-1970s, Art and Queenie moved to the 100 Mile House area and co-owned Hathaway Lake Resort. Art loved the outdoors of the Cariboo and spent 20 years in his element before he and Queenie moved into town. Art was highly respected for his hard work and willingness to help family, neighbours and friends. In addition to his “day job”, Art built several houses, cabins and recreational campers, renovated several people’s residences, and fixed many friends’ and families’ automobiles. Art’s passions were companionship with Queenie “working with his hands,” the wilderness, Louis L’Amour novels, and old Western movies. Art’s children give sincere thanks and recognition to the nurses and staff of Fischer Place, an extended care facility in 100 Mile House, where Art spent much of his time over the last several months. Your heartfelt care and support for Art is deeply appreciated. Your kindness was very important to us and our father, particularly in his last few days. We also thank staff and residents at the Carefree Manor, a retirement home in 100 Mile House, who were very caring and helpful to Art. Thanks also to Dad’s physician, Dr. Blair Main of 100 Mile House, for his care with dignity. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Those who knew Art, know he would agree with Hippocrates: “Walking is man’s best medicine”.
Jurgens, Donald Jacob Sunday, 29 Jun 2003
It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Donald Jacob Jurgens on June 29, 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born on July 22, 1933 in Marysburg, Sask., He came to B.C. and joined the Air Force in 1952 until 1972. Don enjoyed golf, curling and duplicate bridge where he met many of his wonderful friends. Don also enjoyed travelling, including 3 trips to the Caribbean. Predeceased by parents Carl and Ida Jurgens and son Wayne Jurgens. Survived by Eleanor, loving wife of 17 years; daughter Heather Jurgens and granddaughter Jensen; step children Ed Malm, Ken (Jody) Malm, Brian Malm, Sharon (Dan) Stewart, Ruth (Barry) Peterson and 11 grandchildren as well as great granddaughter Erica. Also survived by brother Harold (Marie) Jurgens; sisters Eileen (Emil) Courchene and Verna Dell as well as many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Don’s life was held on July 5 in Kamloops.
Huet, Laurier Robert Saturday, 28 Jun 2003
Born June 28, 1941. Died June 28, 2003 of leukemia. Laurier (Larry) was a great man who is sadly gone from our lives. He was loved and respected by all who were included in his life. He was predeceased by his loving wife and soulmate, Betty. Those of us left behind will miss him beyond what words can express. This is not goodbye, though it is until we meet again. A service will be held on July 12 from 12 to 5pm at Tynehead Hall, 9568-168 St., Surrey, B.C. Any inquiries please phone 250-395-1810 or 604-585-4755.
St. Pierre, Armand Thursday, 25 Sep 2003
Armand St. Pierre passed away on Thurs. Sept. 25, 2003. He will always be remembered and cherished by his loving wife, Therese; daughter Jacqueline; son Jacques (Jean); grandchildren Diane, Therese (Duane), Armand (Caroline), Barnabe (Deejay), George (Nicole); great grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Brittany, William, Tai-Lynn, Dyllon, Sari-Lynn, Kaylan; brother Eudore (Jocelyne); sisters Fernande, Dorothy, Lucette; sister-in-law Rita; Marie-Paul, Simone; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Gerard Blais, Barnabe Servant, Maurice Levesque and Klaus and Ingrid Vollbreich. Predeceased by parents Napoleon and Florida; brother Ronaldo and sister Ramona. Armand was born in Madeleine, Que. on Jan. 7, 1918 and he travelled to Lone Butte in 1959, where he lived with his family. Armand worked in the lumber industry as a faller. He loved to fish, hunt and play crib. He requested cremation, no service and his ashes will be sent to the St. Pierre's family plot in Matane, Que. No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.