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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Dawson Creek - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 90

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Date: Friday, 8 July 2016, at 4:05 p.m.

Dennis Ward

Dennis Beverly Ward, a long time resident of Chetwynd, B.C. passed away on October 31st, 2002 in the Chetwynd Hospital at the age of 69. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 6th, at 2:00 p.m. from the Elks Hall. Pastor, Bill Evans officiated, cremation followed, and Dennis was Interred with his son Gary in the Dawson Creek City Cemetery.

Dennis was born on October 11th, 1933 in Macklin, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm in Macklin, then moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1946. Dennis had to fib to get his driver’s licence at the age of 16 as one needed to be 18 to get a chauffeurs licence. His first driving job was for Olsen Transport going from Edmonton to Whitehorse. In 1956, Dennis moved to Dawson Creek, and over the next few years, he worked for various trucking company’s such as Loiselle Transport, Warren Nelson Transport, and Canadian Freightways. In the early years Dennis drove truck for his father, he lived in Dawson Creek at the time but his fathers business was operated out of Watson Lake in the Yukon. Dennis and his brother Wayne, bought their first truck and started hauling mail from Dawson Creek to Whitehorse. In 1972, he moved to Taylor and ran a restaurant and service station as well as hauling logs and gravel. Marge said she spent more time running Dennis out of the kitchen, then Dennis did working in the Restaurant.

In 1985, he moved to Lone Prairie to semi retire and started cattle ranching, and in the winter he would drive logging truck. In 1955, he sold the ranch, as he was allergic to the hay, he moved to Pine Valley where he and Marge started up a Bed and Breakfast.

In Dennis’s retirement, or semi retirement, he worked for Pat Houde hauling gravel or water.

Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working, although hunting did not prove to be profitable as he couldn’t hit anything, so domestic beef it was.

Dennis leaves to mourn his wife Marge of 32 years, his children Lorna, Hal, Carol, Richard, and Kevin, stepsons, Eddy, and Wesley, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. His brothers Dale (Darlene) Ward, Lloyd(Martha) Ward, Tom (pat) Ward, sisters May (Gordon) Marshall, Lorraine Greene, Margaret D’Aoust, and Evelyn Ward,

He was predeceased by his parents, his eldest son Gary, and brothers, Wayne, and Jack.

Funeral arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek, B.C.

Walter Davis Soles

Walter Davis Soles a long time resident of East Pouce Coupe, B.C. Born at Bowden, Alberta on June 27, 1934, passed away at the age of 68 years on, October 30, 2002, in the process of engaging in one of his favorite activities, creatively making from used scrap iron an useful piece of machinery for use in the continuing development of his family farm.

Father of his own seven grown children, Grant, Danny, Stephen, Jamie, and Tim Soles, Peggy Donavan and Becky Warren, and become Dad to several others blended in, namely Bill Warren Jr, now deceased, Vickie Sargeant, Dave Warren and Debbie Pigeau, Walter was known also as Grandpa to forty some grand children, and also to two children's children. Certain he is already greatly missed but no doubt the most by Ruth his wife of 27 years; several of his own living brothers and relatives Doug, Dave, Martin, and Art, sister Shirley Allen and sister-in-law Phyllis Soles are also saddened.

Farming, logging and sawmilling were his subservient interests and occupations. To him, the Dawson Creek area was the best place on earth and he derived great enjoyment and satisfaction from many friends and acquaintances.

The chief hero of his life was his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom he was converted in the mid 1950's, whom he served in greater and lessor ways through the duration of his life, to the extent that he was known as a real Christian by most everyone he ever met. For this reason he will be notably missed by hundreds besides family who saw his example lived before them.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalm 116:15

Funeral arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek, B.C.

Bethel Arlene Kjemhus

Bethel Arlene Kjemhus, resident of Hythe, Alberta passed away in Hythe on Sunday, October 27, 2002 at the age of 65 years.

She was born in Fort St. John, B.C. on May 26, 1937.

Bethel will be lovingly remembered by:

Son Randy; son Dale (Trisha); grandchildren Laura and Carley and their mother Annemarie and Tyler, Kyle and Robert; her mother Norma Parsons; brothers and sisters Mavis, Donna, Marlene, Mickey, Dallas, Margo, Cecil, Bob and Bonnie; numerous nieces and nephews as well as the Kjemhus families.

Bethel was predeceased by her husband Finn, brother Russell “Bucky” and father Lee Parsons.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 31 at the Hythe Legion Hall with Pastor Ella Loberg officiating. Interment followed in the Valhalla Cemetery.

The family of Bethel Kjemhus wishes to express its gratitude to the Hythe Continuing Care Centre staff for their gentle loving care.

Donations may be made to the Hythe Continuing Care Centre towards the purchase of an air bed.

Always a smile, instead of a frown,
Always a hand, when one was down;
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
Wonderful memories she left behind.

Oliver’s Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel and Crematorium

Albert John Sketchley

Albert John Sketchley, known as “Burton” or “Burt” Sketchley, of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, died at his residence on October 3, 2002. Burt was cremated, and his cremated remains will be interred in the family plots in Killams Mills, New Brunswick.

He was born to Joseph and Hilda Sketchley on August 17, 1930 in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. He served in the Canadian Army in the R.C.E.M.E. Corp. in both Canada and Germany.

He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers, James, Gerald, and Ivan.

Burt leaves to mourn: his daughter, Helen (Alan) Barrie of Costa Rica; brothers: Thomas of Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan, William (Bertha), Raymond (Heather) of Powell River, British Columbia, and Charles (Ellen) of Parskville, British Columbia; sisters: Evaline (Russell) Mitten of Petitcodiac, New Brunswick, Edith (John) McArthur of Sussex, New Brunswick, and Shirley Douthwright of Creston, British Columbia; as well as two aunts, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

Anyone wishing to, may make a donation in memory of Burt, to the:
Canadian Diabetes Association,
Box 2361, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4T9

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek - Fort St. John, British Columbia..

Ida Helen Frith

In Memory of Ida Helen Frith
Born September 7, 1932, Melville, Saskatchewan
Died October 31, 2002, Dawson Creek, BC
Survived by Husband Elwin, siblings, and family.

We will meet again in a time
And place without pain, where
we will walk together arm in arm.

- May your sleep be peaceful -

Walton Lorne Holden

Walton Lorne Holden, long time resident of Dawson Creek, passed away on October 16, 2002 at the age of 95 years. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm on October 20,2002 at the Bergeron Funeral Chapel, with Peggy Bergeron officiating. Cremation followed.

Walt was born in 1907 in Benito, Manitoba. The Holden family traveled west to Soda Creek, BC in the hopes of buying a ranch but finding nothing suitable, Grandpa Holden and Randolph went on ahead to Peace River. There they bought saddle horses and found the Clear Hills area. They found a lot of green grass and open prairies, just what Grandpa Holden had in mind for his family. Grandpa and Grandma with 8 children in tow, went to Clear Hills. Here all the boys took up homesteads. Walt was the sixth child in a family of ten children.

When the Second World War started, Walt went to Dawson Creek, and worked with and for the American Army, building the Alaska Highway. At the end of the war, Walt decided to stay and make his home in Dawson Creek. Some time in the 1950's he started his own trucking firm, Holden Trucking. When the contracts slowed down he continued driving trucks for various firms until his retirement.

Walt loved to debate politics with his children and their friends and in all his years he never missed voting in an election. Walt was an avid reader and was particularly fond of Louis Lamour's western adventures and enjoyed history novels. He instilled his love of reading to his children and grandchildren and would regale them with nursery rhymes, children's stories and poems.

Walt loved his garden and took great pleasure in planting new seeds and watching them grow. Even in later years he wanted to cut his own lawn. He was a very independent man. He insisted he could clean the eavestroughs and trim trees, until the family put their foot down and insisted he let someone else do the job!

In later years, Walt loved going for drives out in the country and visiting friends and family. He especially enjoyed his time out at Moberly Lake and at Randy's property on Bear Mountain.

Walt was an honest and loyal husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved life and he clearly loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all.

Walt is survived by his wife Marie Holden, and children Allan (Carol) Holden, Don (Darlene) Holden, Judy Holden Jex, Randy (Sharon) Holden, Debbie (Len) Lever and Holly Holden(Brian Paulson). His grandchildren, Brent (Patty) Holden, Kelly (Catalina) Holden, Janet (Eric) McCormack, Dione (Calvin) Siegrist, Denise (Dana) Dow, Dea-Marie Holden, Kara, Ryan, Kayla and Shanay Holden, Wayde (Lori) Lever, Rorie (Gino) Mazzuca and Garlyn Pyzda. Great-grandchildren, Brett Holden, Ryan Holden, Finnigan McCormack, Drew Siegrist, Jyvanie and Dryden Dow and Sarah Mazzuca, as well as two sisters Louise Erlandson and Edna Thompson.

Walt was predeceased by his parents, Clara and Edwin Holden; brothers, Austin, Randolph, Ivor and Ford; sisters Vi, Olive and Hattie; his son, Darren and son-in-law, Doug Jex.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Walt to the S.P.C.A., 637-114th Ave, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3A1.

Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek - Fort St. John, British Columbia.

Egon Joseph Korbay

Egon passed away peacefully at Peace River Haven, with his son, Pete and daughter, Dianne at his side. Egon was cremated, and upon his request, no funeral service was held.

Egon was born on June 19, 1917 in Fleisson Czechoslovakia. He immigrated to Canada in 1939. He joined the Canadian Army in 1940 and went overseas. Egon was a proud World War II veteran who gave much of himself for our freedom.

He will missed by his son, Pete Korbay; daughters, Wilma and Dianne; grandchildren, Petra, Dylan, Kristina, Kara, Corry, and Skyler. Egon also leaves behind his wife, Babs, a sister, Vera Neubauer, and many nephews and nieces.

A special thanks to the staff at Peace River Haven who made Egon's last few months comfortable.

You are truly home dad, we love you and you will not be forgotten.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek ˆ Fort St. John, British Columbia.

Anne Holloway (nee Kenny)

Anne Holloway (nee Kenny) of the Pouce Coupe Care Home passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12th, 2002 at the age of 92 years.

Anne was born in Liverpool, England on October 3rd, 1910, she emigrated with her family from England to her uncle Jimmy Matthew’s farm in Sweetwater in July 1926.

Anne married William (Bill) Rupert Holloway on October 17th, 1930, and had a wonderful marriage until Bill’s passing in December of 1989.

Anne and Bill moved to Bessborough, B.C. in 1930 where they lived on the farm until 1972 at which time they retired to South Surrey, B.C., where Anne lived until the spring of 1992 when she suffered a stroke. In May of 1992, she moved into Peace Haven in Pouce Coupe, B.C. where she spent the next ten years enjoying the special care and attention she received by all the people and staff. In June of 2002, she moved to the Pouce Coupe Care Home where she spent her final days.

Anne was predeceased by her sister Margaret Kelly and her brother Daniel Kenny. Anne is survived by her son Laurence (Doris) and grandson Darrel of Whiterock, her son Cyril (Eleanor) of Bessborough and grandson Norm (Linda) of Bessborough, Jim (Audra) of Dawson Creek and Dale (Laureen) of Mackenzie, and great-grandchildren Brittnay, Bailey and Taylor. Her sisters Lil(Basil) Steward and May Boulay both of Edmonton, and many nieces and nephews.

To respect Anne’s wishes no funeral service will be held and her ashes will be put under her favorite spruce tree beside her husband on the farm where they raised their family.

Arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek, B.C.

Dawna Ann Stone

A funeral service was held on Monday, October 7th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the South Peace United Church, Rev. Judy Hare officiated interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery.

Dawna Ann Stone was born on March 1, 1957 in Calgary Alberta. She was the second oldest of six children born to Tom and Jean Stone. Her early childhood days were spent in Balzac where she enjoyed horseback riding, tobogganing and learning how to skate on the Pond.

Her love for the outdoors continued as the family moved north to Dawson Creek.

During Dawna’s school years she participated in karate, tennis, downhill skiing and skating. In Elementary School, Dawna won the top sportsmanship award for her grade. In Junior High she represented Frank Ross at the Regional Track meet in Fort St. John. Her Volleyball team won the Junior High Championships. Her talents were not limited to her athleticism. She was a good artist, a University transfer student at Northern Lights College. She also found time to earn her First Aid Ticket. Dawna had a good sense of humour, and loved her music.

During the summers Dawna enjoyed trips to Calgary and Banff visiting with her Grandparents and other relatives.

Dawna exemplified determination every day of her life. She had lived with schizophrenia for over 20 years. She never complained, she was a quiet strength. Dawna was a kind and considerate person.

Dawna’s courageous battle with cancer ended October 2, 2002 peacefully at home.

During her illness we were comforted by the words in the beautiful poem "Footprints" especially the ending where the words "My precious child, I love you and would never leave you...During your times of trouble where you see only one set of footprints, I was carrying you" We take comfort knowing that Dawna was not alone in her struggles with schizophrenia and the cancer that took her from us. We know now that she is at Peace probably for the first time in a very long time, we her family loved her and will greatly miss her.

She leaves to mourn her sisters, Beverley (Brian)McNeely, Marilyn Stone, Elizabeth(Ron)Ollenberger, Laurel(Doug)Buck and her Brother Thomas Stone. Nieces and Nephews, Amber, Aaron, Haiden, Evan, Shaina, Kaitlin, Ethan, Paisley and Carl. She was predeceased by her parents.

For friends so wishing memorial donations will be gratefully accepted in Dawna’s name to the B.C. Schizophrenia Society, #201 - 6011 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, B.C. V7C V4.

Funeral arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek, B.C.

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