James (Jim) Howard Hawkesworth
July 18, 1948 - Dec 18, 2008
James (Jim) Howard Hawkesworth passed on to the place of bigger trees to cut and load, and even bigger fish and moose to chase. Jim had a long and varied career in forestry, both loading and bunching. When he retired from the bush, he sold real estate for many years.Jim also enjoyed his work for Habitat for Humanity. Jim is survived by his sister, Sandy (Brian) Vernon; niece, Wendy (Dean) Wilkinson; nephew, Dale (Kim) Vernon and their children, Erin Wilkinson, Courtland & Keaton Vernon; dear friends, Frank & Irene Hennessey. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice House or Habitat for Humanity would be appreciated. Prince George Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 250-564-3880
Macleod, Margaret Ellen
Passed away peacefully at her home in Perow, B.C. on Monday December 15th. Loving wife of Dawson Bush. Mother of Cameron Stolz and Kathleen Stolz. Step-mother to Renee Bush (Mike), Andrea Patrick (Kelvin) and Ian Bush (deceased). Granny to Liam, Ainsley, Delainey, Michael, Brian and Emily. The beloved sister of Fran (John) from Kamloops; and St. Clair (Muriel), Roger, Linda (Donald), Glendon, Elaine (Steven), Michael (Donna), Martin (Velvet) from the Maritimes. A good friend to her former husband Gilbert Stolz. A celebration of her life will be held in Houston, at 2:00pm on Saturday December 20 at the Houston Seniors Centre. In lieu of flowers donations to her favourite charity, the Canadian Cancer Society, are greatly appreciated. There will be a second celebration of her life, on Saturday July 18th, when we place her ashes beside her mom and dad's graves in Stewart; so she can always be next to the mountains she loved so much. You left unexpectedly, and will be sadly missed.
DAMANI - John (Karim) The family is sad to announce that on December 21, 2008, John went to be with the Lord. He was born on March 12, 1949 in Uganda and came to Canada in 1972. Survived by his mother: Khatija and sisters: Yasmin, Salma and Nutzahan. He will be sadly missed by his 6 nephews and nieces and many friends. Funeral service will be held at Assman's Funeral Chapel, 1908 Queensway Street on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local food bank.
WILLIAM HENRY JOHNSON
April 17, 1942 - December 17, 2008
On December 17, 2008 our beloved William passed away suddenly at the age of 66 years. He is survived by his loving family, wife Mary, sons Bill & Calvin, brother Joe (Angie), sister Maryanne (Tony) and mother in law Evelyn. William will be remembered by his numerous in laws, cousins, nephews and nieces and many, many friends. He was the light of our life and was always laughing or teasing someone. I'll miss you forever my love. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday December 22, 2008 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Assman's Funeral Chapel. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday December 23, 2008 at 2:00pm from Assman's Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow at Fraserview Crematorium.
CALYNIUK - Eugene Anthony (Gene)
Born in St. Julian, Saskatchewan on May 11, 1920. Gene passed away peacefully on January 12 after a brief stay at Prince George Hospice. The consummate gentleman, Gene touched the lives of many and was always eager to help those in need. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. Gene is survived by Viola (Vi), his loving wife of 64 years, sons Clarence (Darlene) and Michael (Darlene); sister Sophie; grandchildren Lana (Rich), Brad (Serena), Tamarah, Braeden and his 2 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Eric. Gene was predeceased by his 5 sisters, Ann, Adelene, Vivian, Nellie, Emilia (Mille) and 2 brothers, Alex and Julius. Serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1941 to 1944, Gene was stationed in Prince George where he met his wife. There they settled and brought up their family. Gene distinguished himself in his work for the Northern Hardware and managerial positions in the dry cleaning businesses in Prince George. In his retirement he returned to the Northern where he served a loyal clientele. He enjoyed a rich life with his family, friends, and his passion for golf, gardening and travel. A mass in memory of Gene's life will be on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm at Sacred Heart Church, 887 Patricia Blvd, PG and the family invites you to join them in a celebration of Gene's life at 3PM, St Mary's Hall, 1088 Gillette Street, PG. Many heartfelt thanks to the Doctor's, nurses and staff of PG Hospice House for their attentive care of our Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Prince George Hospice Society would be appreciated.
Laszlo was promoted to a higher service on January 10, 2009 at the age of 69. He is survived by his loving wife, Gizzela Cserhazi; daughter, Regina Cserhazi; son, Paul Trenholm; grandchildren, Shaun Cserhazi & Cody Knott, & great grandson, Tristen Cserhazi. A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at Assman's Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will start at 11:00 am with Father Richard Beaudette officiating.
Leroy Doucette (Roy)
October 2, 1937- January 9, 2009
It is with great sorrow, wife Dorothy and daughter Debbie (Bill) and son Darren (Tracy) announce the passing of Roy Doucette (formerly of Prince George and Hixon). A celebration of Roy's life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 17, at the Hope Christian Assembly (Pentecostal Church), 843-5th Avenue Hope B.C. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminister, B.C. or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. For further information please contact Dorothy at 604-869-9099.
Robert E. Wilson
Robert E. Wilson (Major Bob) was promoted to glory on January 12, 2009. Bob was born on August 31, 1932 in Toronto, Ontario. Bob's re-birth took place on November 15, 1959 when he became a Christian in Whitby, Ontario. Bob served God as a Salvation Army Officer and as an RCMP Chaplain in many Canadian Communities. At his passing, Bob was the longest serving Police Chaplain in Canada with more than 40 years continuous service. Bob leaves behind his wife Betty and children Wendy (Earl), Donald, David (Evangeline) and Tammy (Mike). He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren Lee, Allison, Amanda, Jenna, Reuben, Keeley, Brittany, Dustin, Jenn & Alia and 5 great grandchildren Maxwell, Anika, Oliver, Paige and Hannah. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 11:00am at the Salvation Army 777 Ospika Blvd, Prince George, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. A long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Rotary International including a Paul Harris Fellow
RATZLAFF - Doris began her life on June 24th, 1916 and departed January 9, 2009 at the age of 92. Doris was born in Saskatchewan and then moved to Chilliwack, BC in 1948 where she resided until moving to Prince George in 2000 to be closer to her family. Predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth Unruh and son Cecil Unruh, second husband Theodore (Ted) Ratzlaff and six siblings. Survived by daughter-in-law Doris Unruh, sons Verol (Eve) Ratzlaff and Darryl (Esther) Ratzlaff, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held January 17, 2009 at the Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home in Chilliwack, BC. The family is grateful for the compassionate care given by Dr. Raymond and staff of Parkside Care Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
DAL COLLETTO - GIUSEPPINA (JOSIE)
Passed away on January 11, 2009 at the age of 74 years. Giuseppina is survived by her loving family, husband: Vincenzo; son Eric (Agata); grandchildren: Fabio, Rico and Natascia and numerous relatives in Canada and Italy. Many thanks to Dr. Ruth Powell and the nurses of the FMU ward of the Prince George Regional Hospital for their care and attention. Prayers will be offered on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7:00pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 10:00am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at the Mausoleum, Ocean View Park, Burnaby on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Diabetes Association. Assman's Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Hung Hong Chou Tam
CHOU TAM - HUNG HONG passed away on January 7, 2009 at the age of 103 years. She had resided at Simon Fraser Lodge for many years. She is survived by her daughter Yuet Ping Tse, also ten grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many great great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, son, daughter and grandson Harry Chow. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 11:00 am from Assman's Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel. Flowers are greatly appreciated. Interment Prince George City Cemetery.
The family of Larry Beaton sadly announce his passing on January 8th, 2009, at the age of 76. He will be missed by his wife of 42 years, Opal. His sons Bruce, Terry (Valerie), Rick (Dawn), Darryll (Marion) Lee. His daughters Ronna Martin, Bev (Ken) Adey, grandsons Chris, Mike, Cole, Tyler & Kai, granddaughters Tori, Brinna, Teagan. The eldest son of the late John and Mabel Beaton of Fort St. John will also be missed by his sister Eunice (Leo) McCaffrey and brother Don (Eva). Numerous nieces and nephews as well as many friends and acquaintances he met on the road everywhere he went. Thank you to the in home care staff for all you did for Larry. No service at his request. In lieu of flowers donations to the Rotary Hospice House would be greatly appreciated. Daddy's Little Girl Larry Beaton... That's my Daddy; I am so proud to say; sweet, kind and loving in every single way. Let me tell you about my Daddy; to me he was the world. I am so blessed to be known as "Daddy's little girl". For him; work was not labor, to this man; he was so strong, he'd face the blizzards and icy highways and always remain calm. He'd never meet a stranger 'cause there was always something to say; he could strike up conversation with a tree, but that's OK, people could not help but have their hearts touched by this gentle soul each day. My memories are so pure and sweet like all the toffee and hard candies he'd bring home to eat. Hard working, easy going, and unselfish are just a few words that come to mind when I think of my dad - truly one of a kind. I got to share my daddy with my precious little girl. To see him hold her hand and take their daily stroll. Out for a hamburger, maybe ice cream too... oh, Daddy this is hard, I really do miss you. I remember watching as he'd truck her in, "but just one more story Grandpa" is all it took; he would not leave her side until she read the entire book. Daddy took pride in his work but I smile and laugh as I think of his one little quirk: Napkins - he must have had a plan, for all those little folded paper towels torn off and tossed into a pan. I know not the meaning - maybe to him a path from where the light is gleaming. Every time I see an eighteen wheeler I will hold my head up high; proudly thinking of my dad up in the big blue sky. To my daddy I say one last time..."I love you; have a good trip and I will always hear and keep you near with your last words to me... "Goodbye Sweetheart; love you too". Daddy I pray; please watch over us forever as your little girl I will stay. ...Ronna...XO
March 21, 1926 - Dec. 24, 2008
Doris succumbed to COPD on Dec. 24, 2008. She is survived by her son Gary(Marleen) and her daughter Linda(Bill) as well as three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. There will be no service by Doris's request. Donation may be made in her memory to Hospice House or the Lung Association.