Mary passed on to another life. She will finally be with her husband (Mike), daughter (Linda Heidelbach), and brother in law (Roger Higgs). Left to celebrate the life she lived, her daughters Debra (Higgs), and Sandra (Jantz); her grandchildren Courtenay, Jay, Victor and Travis. Also her friends that have known her over the years of living in Prince George. A memorial will be held at a later date in 2009, please watch for the announcement. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House.
Ruth Alvira McWhirter (Collins)
December 7, 1948 - March 19, 2008
"More Precious Than Rubies" Ruth was the beloved wife of Bob McWhirter and precious mother of Jason (Kate) McWhirter and Jon (Alissa) McWhirter. She was also the Awesome Grandmother of Brianna and Faith (Jason) and Abbey (Jon). Besides her husband, children and grandchildren, Ruth leaves to mourn her brother Arnold (Joanne) Collins, and children: Kim (Paul) Friesen and Hendrick (Christy) Verveer and their families; her sister-in-law Elsie Starchuck and her sons Tom and Rick; her brother-in-law Steve (Cindy) McWhirter and children: Collin (Suzie) McWhirter; Karen (Aaron) Palmer; Aaron (Kim) Harris; Victoria McWhirter; Christine (Brian) Hamm and all of their families; her sister-in-law Sharon (Chuck) Lecomte and children: Mike (Heather) McWhirter and family; Terry (Rachel) McWhirter; Theresa McWhirter. Ruth was predeceased by her father Jim Collins, her mother Pearl Collins (Amlin), as well as her brother-in-law Jim McWhirter and sister-in-law Faye McWhirter. Ruth will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by all who knew her. Ruth's funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Cranbrook at 1:30 pm with Pastor Kevin Ewaskow officiating. Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery. In memory of Ruth - Remember your friends and visit them often. Pray for one another. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
Peggy (Margaret) Jean Hultman nee Conchie
April 16, 1918 - February 19, 2008
It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce that our Mum, Granny and Great Granny, passed away peacefully at the GEM Unit at PGRH, at the age of 89. Predeceased by husband Raymond and infant daughter Millicent, Peggy is survived by daughter Phyllida, of Prince George, son David (Pat) of Kamloops, Grandchildren Holly (Richard), Lauren and Raymond, Great Grandchildren Emma and Natalie and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and England. Peggy was born in London, England, and raised in Chase, BC where she met and married Ray. Vancouver would soon be their home where they raised Phyllida and David. In 1989 they moved to Prince George to be closer to their family. Peggy's greatest joys were her children and grandchildren. In her retirement years, Peggy loved to babysit and play with the grandkids, walk and garden. She was an avid reader, played badminton until her late 70's and still volunteered at Jubilee Lodge and the Hospice House unit in to her 80's. She was loved dearly and will be missed by family and friends. A memorial service will be held March 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm at The Evangelical Free Church, 4590 - 5th Avenue, Prince George, officiated by Pastor Tom Mulder. A special thank you to all Mum's faithful friends, Dr. Preston, the staff at The Prince George Chateau and most recently the loving caring staff in the GEM unit at PGRH. Your concern, visits and love have been such a blessing to us all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prince George Rotary Hospice House or a charity of your choice.
Joan Louise Keller
KELLER - On July 8th 2008, Joan Louise Keller, our beloved Mom, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend passed into the loving arms of Jesus, her Lord and Saviour and reunited with Dad who passed in 1999. She is survived by her children Colleen (Bob) Gowans, Karey (Felecia) Keller, Susan (Drew) Miller, Sheila (Jody) Bridge, Brigette (Colin) McMaster, 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, her sister Myrna (Stan) McLeod and her brother Bruce McDonald. All who knew Mom, knew her to be a very positive and upbeat person who saw the good in everyone. Mom's greatest joy was her very large extended family, her Lord and her Church. How we will all miss her outrageous laughter. Mom died peacefully surrounded by her family in her own home on Campbell Range. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful care Mom received at R.I.H. Cancer Clinic. The Funeral service will be held on Wednesday July 16th, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 815 Renfrew Avenue. If friends desire, donations may be made to the R.I.H. Cancer Clinic, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C - 2TI in memory of Joan. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com. Service arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, Kamloops. Telephone (250)374-1454
Audrey White (nee Hutchinson)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Audrey on March 15, 2008 at the age of 67. She was surrounded by her family and close friends during her courageous fight for life and left us knowing how much she was loved. Audrey's amazing love of life even through all of its trials should be an example to us all. A scrabble game won't be played without thinking of her and American Idol has lost its greatest fan.She was a wonderful Mother, proud Grandma and loyal friend.Audrey is survived by her daughter Colleen (Shane), sons Terry (Sherrie), Kevin, grandchildren Corbin and Joel, good friend and former husband Bob White; sister Elaine, brothers Ray (Delores)and Roy (Sheila), sister-in-law Elenor, numerous nieces and nephews; she waspredeceased by her Mother Phyllis, Father Everet and sister Teresa. Audreyhad manygreat friends andto name just a few; Carol, Loretta, Doreen,and Irene werevery important in Audreys life. We would like tothank the doctors and nurses atRoyal Columbian Hospitalfor their valiant efforts and compassion. ACelebration of Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Seaview Centennial Branch on Lanceville Road, Lanceville, Vancouver Island, B.C.on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 from 1pm to 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lupus Society would be greatly appreciated.
August 7, 1928 - April 15, 2008
Roderick MacDougall passed away peacefully at the age of 79 years surrounded by his family at Hospice House. He is survived by his loving wife: Joan of 51 years; sons: Trent (Lorraine) of Prince George, Tracy (Karen) of Jasper; grandchildren: Tyrell, Megan, Brandon, Roddy and Mallory; great grandchild: Shana; sisters: Lex of Prince George and Florence of Brantford, Ontario and many nieces and nephews. Dad's greatest pleasures in life were his grandchildren, hockey, fishing, hunting and camping. Some of Dad's fondest memories were his hunting and fishing trips with his nephew, Bill Lynch. He will be sadly missed by all of us. No service by his request. Special thanks to Dr. Kari Closson, Dr. Bishop and Rotary Hospice House and staff. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice House or the BC Cancer Agency.
Robert (Bob) Ernest Scott
March 14, 1940 - July 18, 2008
Robert (Bob) Scott passed away on Friday, July 18, 2008 in Prince George, BC with his family at his side. Bob was born on March 14, 1940 in New Westminster, BC to Bob and Elsie Scott. One of Bob's life passions was landscaping, Bob pioneered landscaping in Quesnel in the early 1960's. He convinced the town to plant flowers along the entrance (front street) and today Quesnel is noted for this display. Bob met and married Ida Corless in the early 1960's and together they had two sons, Joel and Vince. In the early 1970's, Bob moved to Mackenzie and later met and married Sharon Lindsay and together they had tow daughters, Stacey and Sara-Belle. In the 1980's Bob relocated to Prince George and launched a successful landscaping business (Scott Family Gardeners). In 1991 Bob succumbed to years of substance abuse and sought treatment. After his recovery Bob became an icon in the delivery of drug and alcohol treatment services. This became Bob's second life passion. In 1996 he developed D.A.R.T. (Drug Awareness Recovery Team) a non-profit society designed t fill the gap in the government's delivery of alcohol and drug services. Bob received numerous awards and was nominated in 2006 for Prince George Citizen of the Year. Over everything else, Bob considered his children his greatest gift of all. Bob was predeceased by his father and has left behind his mother, sister Janice, brothers Doug (Annette) and Kelly. Sons Joel and Vince (Sue), daughters Stacey (Sean) and Sara-Belle (Jamie) and grandson Justis and Jared. along with numerous other family members and every addict who deserves a second chance. Memorial Services for Bob Scott will be held on Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 10:00 am at Gateway Christian Ministries, 2055 20th Ave, Prince George, BC with a tea to follow at D.A.R.T., 1122 7th Ave, Prince George, BC.
March 24, 1924 - March 7, 2008
Joe is survived by his loving wife Hilda; daughters Alice (Barrie), Susan, Helen and Diane; son Joseph (Marg); best friend Dave; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter Linda and son David. He will always be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services for the late Joseph Ralph will be held Tuesday, March 11 at 12:30 pm at Assman's Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rotary Hospice House.
MARION, Thelma Muriel
MARION, Thelma Muriel passed away on May 29, 2007 at the age of 71. Thelma is survived by 4 daughters: Katherine (Antoni), Carolynn (Keith), Jacqueline (Peter), Thelma Louise (Allen); 1 son: Frank; 1 sister: Marie Stewart; 1 brother: Jim Townsend, and a great aunt: Thelma Keenan; 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Thelma is predeceased by her parents Winthrop and Annie Townsend, 1 sister: Annabel; 1 brother: Harvey and exhusband, Frank. Memorial services are to be held on Friday, June 1, 2007, 12:00 noon at Assman's Funeral Chapel.
"Our Mother Thelma must be an old name for everlasting love. Heart bursting wide open and spirit soaring. Sweetly as the perfectly petite form she came in with, she also left this life. A better place is this wounded world. No more gentle person could have walked these valleys. Planting sweet peas or picking fresh lilacs. Listening to Mario Lanza and singing to herself. Earthly Angel come to rest. Doodling cartoons before dancing to Elvis. Perfecting yoga poses on the living room floor. Wading in water only to her knees while holding onto one more blessed child. Sharing the turkey wish bone. Only speaking the best of everyone. Trusting the universe as her own. Knowing there is a higher place to finally find a home. Most wondrous woman we have ever known." Written by first born, Katherine
McEwen, Katherine "Kay", (Nana)
Nov. 6, 1918 ~ June 2, 2007
Kay is survived and forever missed, by her daughter, Eileen (Rick) Naef, her son, Ed (Lynne) McEwen, grandchildren, Corinne Henry (Geoff Lindorff), Kerry (Ciro) Caceres, Shawna Naef, Jenna McEwen (Erik Madsen), Megan McEwen, great grandchildren, Ilan & Lorenn Caceres. She also leaves to mourn, a sister, Mary Fauchon, a great friend, Greta Palmer, other special son, Brian Lang, special girls Linda Williams, Wendy Newman, Sandi Ernst, and also many special nieces and nephews. Kay was predeceased by her parents, Henry & Louise Clemens, husbands, Paul Fauchon & Don McEwen, daughter Diane Henry, and brother Jack Clemens. Prayers & Visitation will be held from St. Mary's Catholic Church (1088 Gillett Street) Friday, June 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m., with the Funeral Mass to follow on Saturday, June 9, at 10:00 am., with Father Larry McLennan O.M.I. officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a children's charity of your choice. Envelopes will be provided. "When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." Grace Memorial Funeral Home in care of arrangements. In P. G. call 964-2522.
MacPHEE, James Frederick (Jim)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather. Jim passed away suddenly at home on June 6, 2008. Born July 2, 1927 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jim was the eldest of 10 children. He came to BC in 1945 at the age of 18 and called it home ever since. He worked in the logging industry until 1956, at which time he stepped into the business world at Interior Power Saw. In his later working years, Jim enjoyed car/RV sales, where he truly loved meeting with friends, old and new. Jim will be deeply missed by Marie, his wife of 55 years, his children, Kent (Debbie), Wendy (Norm) and Shelly (George), and his greatest joys, his grandkids!, Jessica, Shannon (Cory), Brandon (Jessi), Julianne (Garett), Darren (Daniela), Steven (Meghan) and Zachary. Also left to mourn are brother Harry and sisters Mabel, Freda, Rita, Shirley, Laura, Doris and Lilah, special nephew Paul Dixon, as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Mel and Emma and brother Ken. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at Assman's Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 13 at 11:00am. A donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be appreciated.