SHAW, Ruth on January 13, 2009, Ruth passed away peacefully at the age of 77 years in Salmon Arm, BC. Her kind, gentle spirit and loving nature will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A celebration of her life was held on Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Norm Russell officiating. Memorial donations in Ruth's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, PO Box 3451. Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4S2. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER'S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129
LEE, Gerald Edward
August 23, 1956 ~ January 1, 2009
Gerald passed away at home peacefully in his sleep after an extended illness. He leaves parents Eldon and Marjorie Lee, brothers: Peter (Chris) and Stuart (Michelle), sisters: Vickie Laverdure and Barb Tyo. Nieces and nephews: Laura, Ben, Amy, Sarah (Logan), Erin, Elicia, Brianna, Michael, James and Taylor. He also leaves his beloved dogs, Homer and Chryssie. He was predeceased by his brother Robert. Gerry was devoted to his family and loved the outdoors. He was an intuitive and successful hunter and fisherman. The family extends sincere thanks to Dr. Preston, Dr. Shin and nurses and staff of ICU and Internal Medicine of PGRH. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday January 17 at 2:00pm, St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1500 Edmonton St.). Reverend Herb Hilder officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Assman's Funeral Chapel.
Gordon Arthur Chartrand
1933 - 2009
Will be missed by his loving family; Brothers Fred (Vera), Ray (Dolly), Marvin, and Sister Shirley Goodline. A funeral service will be held at 4:00PM on Saturday, January 10th at the Fraserview Crematorium Chapel located in the Prince George Cemetery.
Leila (a.k.a Verne) Alyene Murphy (Hansen, McFerran, Downie, Farber)
09/14/43 (Texas) to 01/08/09 (P.G, B.C.)
Survived by: brother: Donald; daughter: Tina; grandkids: Barbra, Rachel & Conner; great-grandkids: Gabriel & Jayden; & extended Family & Friends. Memorial & "potluck" gathering: Sat Jan 24th, 1- 4pm @ Gateway Church 1919 17th Ave. If Leila affected your life for a moment or a lifetime, we would be honoured if you attended.
EDMONDSON, Ruby Hollyoake
Of Kelowna Passed away peacefully on January 14, 2009 at the age of 84. Born in Camberwell, England, Married and moved to Canada in 1945. Ruby was employed by Canada Safeway for 20 years. Predeceased by husband, Lorne in 1973. Survived by children, James (Margie) of Kelowna and Susan Scoble (Reg) of Salmon Arm; grandchildren, Julie, Russell and Bradley; six great grandchildren all of Prince George. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, would be appreciated. No funeral by request. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 250-860-6440
Robert Charles Rutledge
RUTLEDGE, Robert Charles passed away suddenly at his home on January 6, 2009 at the age of 82 years. Born and raised in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Bob served proudly in the armed forces from April 1945 - September 1945, then again from December 1953 - May 1977, after retiring from the armed forces in 1977, he moved his family across the country, to Fraser Lake, BC. where he was employed as a machinist at Endako Mines. In 1991, at the age of 65, he and Kay moved to Penticton where they have resided since. Bob enjoyed many of his leisure hours curling and playing crib. He also treasured time with his family and friends. Bob will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, Catherine (Kay) of 50 years in April; sons, Charles of Vanderhoof, BC., Robert (Janice) of Fraser Lake; grandson, Brent (Ashley) of Ashcroft, BC.; brothers, Paul (Peggy) of New Waterford, NS. and Lewis (Mary) of Terrace, BC.; three nieces and four nephews. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Lillian Pearl; sister, Margaret (Peggy) Betuik. A private family viewing was held on January 8th, 2008 and no services will be held at Bob's request. His ashes will be returned to Cape Breton this summer. If friends so desire, donations in Bob's memory may be made to the BC Lung Association. "A father is strong in his example, Gentile in his love". "Remembered Lovingly and Always Missed". Condolences may be directed to the family through Providence Funeral Homes.
Carole Anne Lee
Carole Anne Lee passed away December 20, 2008 in Olds, Alberta at the age of 64. Carole was born in Birmingham, England and spent a large portion of her adult life in Prince George in the company of her parents Harold and Marie Jones. She enjoyed the arts with the active pursuit of oil painting which included art shows in various locations around the city. A special thanks goes to Dale Pinko who helped Carole attain her dream of enjoying rural life through caring for her animals which included her beloved chickens. Her family and friends will miss Carole, she was a strong, kind and thoughtful soul who touched everyone close to her. Carole is survived by her daughter Christa Turel, and husband Rocky as well as her son Darren Lee.
WARBURG-MADSEN, Thyra June 3, 1915-Jan10, 2009 Thyra slipped away in the loving arms of her devoted daughter, Hanne (Warburg), and her dear friend, Scott (Campbell), last Saturday morning. An accomplished artist, dancer and actor, Thyra was also a talented and tireless educator. She leaves an enduring legacy of works on canvas along with many performances in film and television. Touching countless lives during a long and varied career, Thyra's indomitable spirit survives in the hearts of colleagues, collaborators, students, viewers and audience members. She will be remembered fondly by everyone who created with her, learned from her and was inspired by her. Thyra's charm, enthusiasm, wit and boundless zest for life were irresistible, and her passion, curiosity and sense of wonder, inexhaustible. Whenever we nurture and celebrate those qualities in ourselves, we honor her memory. She is also survived by her nephews Per and Jorgen Anker Larsen. Family and friends are deeply grateful to the wonderful staff at Haro Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Haro Park Centre.
EMILIA M. CLARK
November 20, 1934 January 24, 2009
In Loving Memory of My Sister EMILIA M. CLARK, Survived by 2 sisters: Doria Ragan of New Westminster, Delia Haglund or Prince George, 1 brother, Vernon Mailhot of McLennan, AB. Predeceased by husband Merlin in July, 1972, mother Amanda in June, 1975 and father Napoleon in December, 1989. She leaves 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. She will be sadly missed. Love you, Sis. Delia Haglund and Family. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Friday January 30, 2009 from Assman's Funeral Chapel. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
GLORIA ANNA BUCHANAN
Gloria passed away on January 26, 2009. She is survived by her daughters: Denise (Bob) and Wendy; grandchildren: Colette (Jeroen), Andrew, Emilie, Christine, Chris (Courtney), Sheldon (Pearl); great grandchildren: Julianna, Rachael, Kole; sisters: Vinny, Evelyn, Karen and brothers: Ted, Frank and Bill. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 30, 2009 at 4:00pm at Assman's Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA. Condolences may be expressed at www.mem.com. Assman's Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
July 26, 1910 - Jan 26, 2009
It is with the greatest sorrow, that we announce the passing of our wonderful Mother and Grandmother on January 26, 2009. Mom was born in Bolton, England, and came to Canada in 1912 with her parents Walter and Ada Cottam. They lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, then finally settling in Giscome, BC in 1924. She married Duncan Neil in 1928, and they lived and raised their family, two daughters, Kathleen and Joleen, in Giscome. Alice was always very active in the community, playing basketball & tennis, along with teaching Girl Guides, Explorers and Brownies, the Drama club and being President of the Community Hall. Alice and Dunc moved to Prince George in 1964 and there again she became very active in community work and for this she was recognized as Citizen of the Year and later for Volunteer of the Year. Mom was very involved with the Order of the Eastern Star, which she joined in 1952 while in Giscome and was Worthy Matron in 1960-61. She joined the hospital auxiliary in 1956. She will forever be remembered for her tireless work both at the hospital and at the hospital auxiliary Thrift Shop where she finally retired at the young age of 95! Mom was also a life time member and President of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and long time member of the Daughters of the Nile. Mom loved to play bridge two or three times a week (or more), loved her gardening, both flowers and vegetables and of course her "daily walk". Alice was predeceased by her Grandson, Gary Smith in 1960; her husband Duncan of 56 years in 1984; and her youngest daughter Joleen Coster in 2006, and both siblings. She leaves to mourn, her daughter Kathy and her husband Archie Smith, their children, sons Barry (Deb), Craig, daughter Pamela (Ken) Reimer, and all of their families, son-in-law Bob Coster, and his family, son, Larry, daughters Leslie (Dan) Downs and, Maureen McEachnie and all of their families. Alice also leaves 12 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Mom truly showered her family with unwavering love and care. She was interested in everything they were up to and how they were doing. All the six grandchildren have such love and fond memories of Gramma. Gramma was famous for her "Cinnamon bun", "canned cherries", "fresh baked bread" and "butter tarts", to name a few. Mom had a great outlook on life always staying current with what was happening in the world. She was known for her incredible sense of humor and quick wit. How we all loved you Mother (Gramma) for your generous ways of giving and helping, and just being there! How lucky we all are to have had you for so many years. May you continue to watch over us. We all love you so much and will truly miss you. "GREAT MEMORIES MOM" Kathy, Archie & family. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Assman's Funeral Chapel. The family request that in lieu of flowers a donation to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
GATZKE, Garry Wayne (Gig)
June 1, 1944 - Jan 25, 2009
It is with great sadness, we the family, announce the passing of our dearly loved husband and father. Garry was born in Vancouver, BC. He came to Prince George where he met his loving wife, Janet of 43 years. Garry is survived by his wife Janet; sons: Garry (Michele), Curtis and Darryl; grandchildren: Thomas, Jennifer, Cody and Meghan, all of Prince George; brother: Vern (June) of Surrey, BC. Predeceased by parents: Russell (Pat); sisters: Bev and Bonnie; brothers: Dale, Larry and Ralph. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Garry was employed at Canfor Pulp Mill for many years. After his retirement Garry loved to go on many fishing, hunting and driving trips with his family. Gig was a man who loved to get together with family and friends spending many hours telling jokes and stories. His co-workers can attest to this. Garry was known to have fun pulling pranks on his family and friends and they reciprocated in kind. We all will miss his humour and kindness and all those many stories. There's no denial Poppa You caught the Biggest fish! No service by Garry's request. Donations to the SPCA if so desired. There will be a gathering for family and friends to share memories and stories of how Gigs touched our lives, on Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm, 4249 Chestnut Drive, Prince George. Fishing rod is not mandatory.