W. BILL VOS
Passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side, on November 27, 2008. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Maaike and daughters, Connie & Mary; and is survived by his daughter, Shaan (Bert) Pighin; sons, Fred (Jeanette), Bill (Carla), & Lewis (Lorraine); sons-in-law, Gordon Dondale & Terry Dods; dear friend, Judy; numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren, other relatives & many friends. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, December 1, 2008, at 10:00am from the chapel of Prince George Funeral Service, 1014 Douglas St. 250-564-3880
March 5, 1982 - November 23, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Price. Dave passed away peacefully with his Uncle Jack holding his hand, and with his cousin Matt by his side. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor. Dave loved the outdoors - hunting and fishing. He enjoyed golf, playing hockey, and lacrosse with his close friends, He will be sadly missed by his grandparents, Bill and Helmy Price, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and best friends. Dave's final wishes are to give a special thanks to nurse Kristy Zurowski, all Doctors, Nurses, Care Aids and volunteers at the hospital and the Hospice House. Most of all Dave will be sadly missed by his loving Mom, Julie. A celebration of Dave's life will be on Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm at Assman's Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations to the Hospice House would be greatly appreciated by the family. Dave's only request is casual dress be worn. From Mother to Son...Comes A Little Note with a Lot of Love Sometimes we need reminders in our lives of how much people care. If you ever get that feeling, I want you to remember this... I love you, Son, Beyond words that can even begin to tell you how much, I hold you and your happiness within my heart each and every day. I am so proud of you, and so thankful to the years that have given me so much to be thankful for. If I were given a chance to be anything I wanted to become, there's nothering I would rather be... than your mother. And there is no one I would rather have... as my son.
Teddy French born October 16, 1926 passed away suddenly in Takla Landing, BC on December 5, 2008 at the age of 82 years. A service and viewing will be held at Assman's Funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 9th @ 10am. A Memorial will be held in Takla Landing, BC on Friday, Dec. 12th @ 6pm. The funeral will be held at the Takla Sacred Heart Church on Saturday December 13th @ 12 noon with a potlatch to follow.
With profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, brother, son, and friend Stephen Paul Ollech on December 5, 2008. Stephen will be remembered with love and greatly missed by his loving wife Sandra, his three sons Sean, Paul and Matthew, his parents Shirley and Otto Ollech, his sister Catherine, his father and mother in-law, Bill and Joey Lloyd, nephews Adam, Daniel, Kevin, Perrin, and Liam, and niece Kirsten, sisters in-law Margot (Peter) and Nancy (Brian), and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Steve was born in Port Alberni January 25, 1955. He moved to Campbell River when he was 7 where he excelled at school and ran track and field. Steve went to UBC where he met his future wife Sandra while working in the UBC cafeteria at Totem Park. They were married in 1978 and first lived in Burnaby, then Langley. He graduated with a BA in English in 1980. While he was completing his BA, Steve pursued his dream of drafting at BCIT, where he achieved his Building Technologist Certificate, which he proudly displayed in his office. He began his career as a draftsman in Langley. He loved drawing houses and he was very fond of the custom designed houses he created for friends. In 1984, Steve moved to Prince George where he designed a home for his growing family in Beaverly. When jobs were hard to find Steve would turn his hand to anything. He taught drafting at CNC, sold water softeners, did security at a local store, and worked at Expo 86. Steve was also a correspondence marker with school district 57, marking courses ranging from Drafting to English to Geography. Steve worked at Woodpro Engineering for over 20 years, drafting first by hand on the board then on the computer. He was always fond of sharing work happenings during his years there. He loved Hockey, especially the Habs and the Canucks. he collected hockey cards, coins, stamps, comics, and books. Steve was an avid reader and was never without a book on the go. Steve also loved badminton, playing cards, visiting friends, and 60's music. He was a story teller and always had a corny joke to share and was interested in talking to everyone. He loved to travel and recently went to Mexico where he enjoyed the sand, ocean and the ruins of Chichen Itza. The ocean and beach were always home for him. He loved his family very much and never missed a soccer practice, parent-teacher night, or Christmas concert. We will always remember him for the love and respect he held for everyone close to him. The family would like to thank the nursing and medical staff at the PGRH ER for their exceptional care. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 12, 2008 at St. Michaels Anglican Church (5th and Victoria) at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, friends so wishing can make a donation to the Prince George Hospice Society or the Stephen Ollech Memorial Award at College of New Caledonia.
Liesbeth Emma Erna (Ballwanz) Pfrang
December 8, 1920 ~ November 26, 2008
My Oma was born in her father's house in Dalow, Germany. As a young girl she had dreams of being a nurse, but her Mom wanted her to become a dressmaker. When Oma was 17, her Mom passed away. Oma then stayed home to take care of her three sisters and her father. She was a survivor of wartime Germany. She endured much and suffered many losses, including the death of her first baby (Heino), to starvation. On September 15, 1960 Oma immigrated to Canada with her daughter. The two of them settled in the Beaverly area of Prince George. In May of 1961, Oma married her husband Helmut Frank Pfrang. They later moved to Osoyoos, BC and then to Penticton, where Oma lived the remainder of her days. Oma loved her grand babies. She looked forward to our visits and her face lit up the room when she was with them. Oma would sing and clap her hands for them, just as she did for me when I was young. Oma, I can still hear you singing Hanschen Klein. It was our special song, and as you got older and were unable to sing, I would sing it to you. This is just one of my most precious memories. I miss you Oma. I love you. Forever in my heart, Heidi To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, And to sing it to them when they have forgotten. -Anonymous-
CUNNINGHAM, Victor Robert (Bob)
Born May 24, 1928 passed away suddenly at the age of 80 on Nov 28, 2008. He is survived by his sister Hellen; daughters Carol, Terry (Vern); many nieces and nephews; 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Bob will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. A gathering will be held Friday, Dec 12, 2008 at 2pm at the Masonic Hall, 480 Vancouver St. (corner of Vancouver & 4th). In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army or St. Vincent DePaul Society. Assman's Dignity Memorial in care of arrangements.
Nov. 30, 1931 ~ Dec. 3, 2008
Passed away peacefully. Survived by wife Wanda Hauff, son's: Rick and Clay, daughter Debbie, sister Pauline Schmidtke, numerous Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren, and Extended Family. Thank you to Dr. Kelly and all P.G.R.H. staff. Memorial at Assman's on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 11:00 am.
KINNEAR, Jean Theodora
December 21, 1929 to December 1, 2008
Passed away suddenly in Apache Junction, Arizona at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her loving family: Jim, her husband of 55 years; sons Don (Sandy), Jack (Katherine), Barry (Genoa), daughter Shari (Mike) Hoff; grandchildren, James, Jessica, Brenten, Ben and Sam; sisters Bobbie, Betty, Pat and brother Ernie and many other family and friends. She was born and raised in Las Pas, Manitoba. She moved to Vancouver where she met Jim and eventually they settled in Prince George where she lived and worked for CNCP until her retirement. She spent her retirement years traveling between Osoyoos, Arizona and their cabin at Fraser Lake. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed summers at the cabin watching birds and wildlife. For those who knew her she had a quiet nature, a wonderful sense of humour and always put others before herself. A private service and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, December 13th, 2008. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Maria (Tonny) Snijders
December 9, 1927 - December 7, 2008
Tonny passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Lovingly remembered by her husband of 55 years, Harry; daughters, Rita, Joyce (Terry),Jenny (Darrell), Theresia, Emilie, & Betty; sons, Hendrikus, & Michael; Loving Oma to Leah (Kody), Amanda, Haley, & Danielle. Tonny was predeceased by her parents, Maria & Martinus Hecker, & brother Hary. She leaves behind, brothers, Thjeu & Huub; plus many more extended family in Holland. Prayers will be held at 7:00pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church,Friday, December 12, 2008. Funeral Service to be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's (1088 Gillett St.) In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society or the charity of one's choice gratefully appreciated. Prince George Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 250-564-3880
Goritsas, John D.
Goritsas, John D. departed this life on December 13, 2008 at the age of 70.He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Frances (Ioannis) Goudelis of Phoenix, Arizona and son Demetri of London, England; also brothers Bill (Polene) of Clearbrook; Greg (Angie) of Abbotsford; Tom (Carmen) of Abbotsford; sisters; Kathy (Jim) Dimas of Vancouver; Sophie (Mike) Trikas of Hamilton, Ontario; Many nieces, nephews and sisters and brothers in law. Predeceased by parents Demetrios and Elene Goritsas; sister Maria. He had been a long time member of the Rotary Club of Prince George & The Mason's Nechako Lodge #86. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 1pm from the Koimisis Tis Theotokou (Greek Orthodox Church) at 511 South Tabor Blvd with Fr. Ted Gova officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or the SPCA. Assman's Dignity Memorial in care of arrangements. John will be dearly missed by his loving family.
Kidd, Wayne - It is with heavy hearts that the family of Wayne Murray Kidd announce his passing. On Dec. 14, 2008 with his family by his side, Wayne peacefully went onto his next journey. Wayne leaves behind his supportive, loving wife Maureen, his two daughters Pam (Murray), and Sheri (Grant). Wayne will be especially missed by his four grandchildren, Madison, Hannah, Trevor, and Trent who adored their "Papa". Wayne's "good lookin' dog", Hanson will truly miss him as well. Wayne's career in the sawmill business began in Burns Lake and continued on to Lillooet, Prince George, and then Vancouver. Wayne's work was his passion and he was known for the long hours of hard work that he put in. Wayne was also proud to be the founder of the Prince George Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of BC, another very important accomplishment to him. We will truly miss our husband, father, and Papa but know that he is at peace and pain free. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Prince George Chapter of the Kidney Foundation of BC or a charity of your choice. Many thanks go out to the staff at PGRH in IMU, ICU, dialysis unit, and Dr. Bashir. Our outmost appreciation and gratitude is sent to Dr. Lowry for his kind and thoughtful care that he provided to Wayne and his family over the last few weeks. A funeral service will be held Friday, December 19, 2008 at 1:00 pm held at the First Baptist Church, 483 Gillette St., Prince George. We love you, Papa.
February 20, 1948 to November 28, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Laing on November 28, 2008. Don left us quietly but as usual, with a smile on his face. Don is the son of Jim and Madeline Laing who predeceased him in 2004. Don is survived by his cousin Joyce Dore of Vancouver. Don had a difficult struggle in life but was an inspiration to most who knew him. He had a wonderful smile, an infectious laugh and was always trying to work some devious scheme to get loonies from his card playing partners and his care givers. Don was a resident of Jubilee Lodge for over 28 years and will be missed by his friends and the staff. A memorial service for Don is scheduled for December 17, 2008 at 2:00pm in the Chapel at Prince George Regional Hospital. A tea service will follow in Jubilee Lodge at PGRH. Don will be laid to rest with his parents. In lieu of flowers, donations for Jubilee Lodge (c/o the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation) will be gratefully accepted.