April 4, 1930 - January 23, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce Jerome went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2009. He passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife Dolly, with his children by his side. Married to Dolly for 57 years with 7 children; Marvin (Rachel), JoAnne (Hubert) Niedermayer, Jane (Greg) Gervais, Brian (Kathy), Lauri (Colin) McKeown, Kenny & Kevin. 12 grandchildren and 6 great granddaughters. Also survived by his brothers Bud (Sally), Ed (Carol) and sisters Louise Friesen, Genny (Ron) Kammerle, & Adeline Gratton. Predeceased by his parents Frank & Annie, brothers Len, Joe, & Frank. Service celebrating his life to be held on Saturday, January 31st at 1:00 pm, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1088 Gillett St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkside Care Home in remembrance of Jerome Denis. Forever in our hearts, we love you and we will miss you always.
Louise M. Hollier
HOLLIER - Louise M. passed away peacefully in the company of her family on Jan 22, 2009 at the age of 56. Survived by her loving husband Kirk; sons Mark and Neil of Prince George; brothers James & William Farr of Victoria, BC; sister Katherine (Donald) Jackson of Abbotsford, BC. Predeceased by her parents Willam and Margueritte Farr. Graveside interment services will be held on Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 3:00 pm from the Prince George City Cemetery with Marc Bock officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prince George Hospice Society or the Canadian Red Cross. Following the graveside service there will be a celebration of Life Party at Marc Bock's house at 1421 Paxton Ave, Prince George. Condolences may be expressed at www.mem.com. Assman's Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Andrew Riley Solonas, Sr.
Andy Solonas Sr. went to the Lord and his wife, Sophie (nee Prince) on January 3, 2009. He was the last of his immediate family. He was predeceased by wife, Sophie, two oldest daughters Myrtle, Loretta and grandson, Danny Lowley. He is survived by his children Ramona, Geraldine, Andrew Jr., Rosalyn, Sharon, Verne, Richard, Terrance (Sharlene), Arlene (Marvin), grandchildren Gail, Jackie, Darlene, Cindy, Ted Jr., Misty, Zachary, Maggie, Kim, Deanna, Janine, Christina, Evan, Vance, Roberta, Crystal, Neil, Tania, Jolene, Sabrina, Darcy, Summer Dawn, Dustin, Eric, Jimmy, Michelle, Destiny, many great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Andrew was born on his trapline at McLeod Lake, grew up there with his parents, attended Lejac Residential School at Fraser Lake for four years, served with the Canadian Army from 1941-1945 with the Westminster Rifles Regiment as a sniper, and after an honourable discharge, married Sophie Prince in 1946 at McLeod Lake. He and Sophie had ten children and trapped on the Parsnip River to provide for their family. Andrew also worked in sawmills in the north and as a faller. He built a house at McLeod Lake and later retired there sharing his cultural expertise and knowledge with his people. His Family of McLeod Lake wish to thank everyone who have helped us in our time of need. May God Bless you all. Funeral services will be held at McLeod Lake Band gymnasium on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 12:00 noon. A Reception will follow. For more information, please call (250) 750-4563.
Maria (Mary) Reyers
May 23, 1924 - Jan 3, 2009
Wife of the late Johannes (Joe) Reyers Oma will be missed by grandchildren, Matthew and Chris Reyers, Sarah, Lisa, and Evan Odiorne, and future grandson-in-law, David Thomson. She will also be missed by son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Janine Reyers, daughter and son-in-law, Mary Reyers and Lance Odiorne, sister and brother-in-law, Nell and Huub Van Haren, and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 10:00 am from Sacred Heart Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Child Development Centre would be appreciated. Prince George Funeral Service in care of arrangements. 250-564-3880
Dennis G. Kronebusch
April 14, 1956 - December 22, 2008
Predeceased by his father Robert, March 15, 2008. Survived by his mother Aurela, sister Darlene (Len), 4 brothers, David (Kathy), Dale (Shelley), Dana (Laurie) & Doug. He was born in New Westminster, raised in Prince George, BC, lived the last 30+ years in Edmonton. He will be greatly missed by his family and many dear friends.
May 20, 1982 - January 2, 2009
Kurtis unexpectedly passed into the hands of God on January 2, 2009. Kurtis is survived and dearly missed by his parents Dave and Evelyn, his children Austin (9), Tyler (4), Elizabeth (6) and his brothers Steven (Jennifer), Blake (Vanessa), Skylar, his loving grandparents Elmer and Joyce Garriott of Calgary, Alberta and Dennis and Muriel Evens of Dawson Creek, BC. His nephew Gavin, niece Danica and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his Uncle Larry. Kurtis was a caring, loving son, father, brother and friend. He was warm, outgoing and compassionate with a huge heart, always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. His warm and affectionate personality endeared him in the hearts of all who knew him. He shared his love of life with his younger brother and best friend Skylar by snowmobiling, riding ATV's, skating and playing hockey. He will be dearly missed. A service to celebrate Kurtis' life will be held on Wednesday January 7, 2009 at 1:00pm with reception to follow in the church reception room Grace Anglican Church, 2640 Goheen St. In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA Funeral Service under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home
It is with much sadness that we announce the sudden death of Dan Armstrong on December 31th. Dan was born in Fort St. John on September 10, 1959. He spent his early years in Tomslake, Chetwynd, and Ocean Falls, before moving to Kelowna with his family when he was 13. His favourite activities as a youth included being part of the swim club in Ocean Falls, wrestling, skiing, and riding his motorcycle. When he was 19, he went travelling and had many adventures in Australia, Indonesia, India, England, and other countries. His round-the-world tour lasted a year and a half and gave him a great love of travelling and a deep respect for other cultures. When he returned, he went to UBC where he got a degree in Environmental Studies. While there, he managed to convince the Totem Park residence to let him be the first man to stay on a girls' floor. This happened to be where his future wife, Elda, was staying and the two quickly became inseparable. Dan always let Elda know how proud he was of her and encouraged her to use her talents to her fullest. Dan then got a diploma in Environmental Health at BCIT. After spending 2 years in Burns Lake, Dan and Elda moved to Prince George in 1990 where Dan has been an Environmental Health Officer for the last 19 years. Dan was overjoyed to be the father of Luke and Ben and was happiest when the whole family was doing something together, whether it be time at the cabin, kayaking, playing a board game, or having dinner together. He had great hopes and plans for his family. Dan will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Elda and sons Luke and Ben, his parents, Dan and Sharen, his sisters Diane (Kelly) and Terry (Gary), his parents in law Barrie and Barbara Sones, Elda's siblings Bill (Laurie), Kim, and Rose, five nieces and nephews, many extended family members, his church family at St. Giles and friends. Dan was a deeply committed Christian and his life reflected this. He believed in using his talents to help others. He was a talented woodworker; he enjoyed drawing and doing pottery; he wrote many poems; he was able to successfully re-fit any part of an old house and turn into something of beauty; and he was a walking encyclopedia about most subjects. He loved reading magazines, watching old movies and sitting in the sunshine. We will always remember him for the love he expressed daily to us. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2009, at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1500 Edmonton Street) at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, friends so wishing can make a donation to Hope International.
Jindrich (Henry) Mikoska
Passed away October 11th 2008 at the age of 70. Slow Down And Smell The Roses Slow down and smell the roses On your busy, active day, Slow down and breathe their fragrance, As you go along lifes way. Take a minute of your lifetime To enjoy a pretty bloom, Pluck a rose from nature's garden, It will brighten up your room. Be not hasty in all your doings As you hurry through the day But enjoy ways God gives freely, Smell the roses While you may. Henry is survived by his son Martin (Jodie) and Daughter Helena (Milan) and His four Grandchildren Michal, Honzik, Landon and Taylor. He will be sadly missed by his loving family. A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Assman's Funeral Chapel with Susan Scott officiating.
Conrad Joseph Strasbourg
October 21, 1920 - November 20, 2008
Recognizing his zest for adventure Conrad, a cherished brother from the prairies of Alberta, joined the RCAF during WWII. His life was full and diverse. He loved music and dancing and his laughter and warmth were contagious. He was an energetic and loving husband, father of four and granddad of six. He could always be counted upon to help wherever it was needed. His greatest moment was finding the Lord and he blessed his family by example, guiding the way. Our hearts are broken and we will forever miss him, but we look forward to the joyous day when we shall meet again, safe in the arms of Jesus. We are so very grateful for the kind and thoughtful care he received from his physician, Dr. Galt Wilson, the wonderful family at Rodica House and the caring staff at the PG Rotary Hospice House. We appreciate and thank all who blessed him with their friendship at the Prince George Chateau. We will celebrate his life at Lakewood Alliance Church at 2:30pm on Monday, November 24. With lovethe Strasbourg family.
Garett John McComb
Born on June 29, 1985 passed away on October 6, 2008 at the age of 23. Survived by his parents Kelly and Colleen McComb, brother Cale, sister Jennifer, grandparents Laurence and Kathleen Kirkham and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Predeceased by grandparents Jack and Evelyn McComb. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 483 Gillette Street (Fifth & Gillette) Prince George, BC on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 11:00 am with Pastor Tom Lavigne officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Y.A.P. Youth Around Prince George. We would like to thank all of the family, friends, and community for the love and support they have given to us.
PRYSZLAK, Mary (nee Mesic)
Born October 18, 1924 in Razvala (Jezerane), Croatia, went to be with God on January 17, 2009. Mary came to Canada in 1951, first to Smithers BC then on to Ontario where she met and married Walter. With their only child Tommy, they moved to Prince George in 1964. Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a kind and hardworking person with a wonderful sense of humour. Always devoted to her faith, Mary gave generously of her time to the Catholic Women's League, where she made many wonderful friends. She was respected and loved by all those who knew her. She will be dearly missed. Mary was predeceased by her parents, elder brother, 3 sisters and her beloved son Tommy. She is lovingly remembered by Walter, her best friend and husband of 53 years, brothers Mila (Jelka) and Toma (Radmila), sister Fanika (Zdravko) Horvatincic, numerous nieces and nephews, and many relatives and friends. A special thank you to Father John, Sister Beverly, the ICU staff at PGRH and the Hospice House. Your prayers and kind care are greatly appreciated. A prayer service will be held at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 887 Patricia Blvd. Prince George Thurs Jan 22, 2009 at 7pm. Funeral service will be Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 10am from Sacred Heart Cathedral. Donations to the St. Vincent De Paul Society are requested in lieu of flowers. Assman's Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Arnold Chester Arp (A.C.)
March 15, 1935 - January 20, 2009
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved father and friend Arnold Chester Arp. He passed away quietly at home after a lengthy illness. He'll be sadly missed, but forever in the hearts of family and friends. He is predeceased by his father William, his mother Annie, his brother Darwin, daughters Kelly and Cindy. Survived by his daughters Audrey Moir, Carrie Ann (Calvin) Crick, sons Robbie, Arnie (Louise) grandchildren; Tyler, Brittany, Amber, Mitchel, and Drue also numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Scattering of Dad's ashes will take place at a later date.