DEUTSCHER, Irene Marguerite (nee Ayotte),
DEUTSCHER - Irene Marguerite nee Ayotte of Langley BC beloved mother and grandmother passed away at Langley Memorial Hospital on March 28, 2001 at thee age of 89 years. Irene was predeceased by her first husband, James Alexander Metcalfe in April 1959 and her second husband, Rudolph J. Deutscher in May, 1975. Irene is survived by her daughter, Cecilia, and her husband, Wesley; her grandson, Peter, his fiance Tanya and great grandson, Catlin. She is also survived by Jim's daughter, Mary Cox, Ralph's daughters: Marianne and Dorothy and their husbands, Don McKinnon and Gunnar Hansen; Ralph's son, Bob Deutscher and grandchildren Kathy, Ian, and Janet as well as her niece, Jerry Billingsley. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph & Irma Ayotte, her brothers, Emil (Jim), George, Leo and Lucien, and her sister, Marie and many dear friends. Irene was born in Radville, Saskatchewan, later moving to Moose Jaw. After her mother's death in 1919, she attended boarding school in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan at Thevenet College. She joined the Les Soeurs de Jesus-Marie in Sillery, Quebec, where she took the name, Mother St. Leo. She completed her B.A. at University of Ottawa in 1937. Irene left the convent to look after her ailing father and later pursued a career in teaching. She taught in many small towns in Saskatchewan including Debden, Tyvan and Pontiex; she made many dear lifelong friends. She married Jim Metcalfe in December, 1944. She continued to teach after the birth of her daughter in 1946. Irene moved to Swift Current after Jim's death in 1959 and taught at Swift Current Collegiate Institute until her marriage to Ralph in 1965. She taught at Marion High School in Regina until her retirement in 1971. After Ralph's death in 1977, Irene continued to live in Regina close to Ralph's extended family. In 1985 she decided to move closer to her daughter, Cec and her family in Langley. She enjoyed being close to her grandson, Peter and spent many happy hours with him. She loved coming to Cec's for Sunday dinner, visiting with friends, and keeping in touch with her many friends and relatives on the prairies. After breaking her leg in 1998, Irene was confined to a wheelchair and moved to Bear Creek Lodge. She loved her room there and enjoyed the company of the staff and residents. She became ill this past December. After a four week stay in hospital, she passed away peacefully. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 2, 2001 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Langley, BC. Arrangments in care of Henderson's Langley F.H. (604)530-6488.
HEUCHERT - Paul Heuchert, beloved husband of Louise Heuchert of Lemberg, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the age of 83 years. Besides his wife, Paul is survived by: four children, Gail Heuchert of Vancouver, BC, Lenore (Ronald) Roffey of Brosseau, AB, Lorna Heuchert (Bob McNeil) of Flin Flon, MB and George (Lois) Heuchert of Lemberg; five grandchildren, Dean and Keith Roffey and Paul, Leigh and Kyle Heuchert; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Brandon; a sister, Caroline Zaph of Spokane, WA and numerous other family members. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2001 from Trinity Lutheran Church, Lemberg.Interment will follow in the Lemberg Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to MatthewsFuneral Home, Melville.
BOUEY, Rev. J. Lloyd,
BOUEY - The Rev. J. Lloyd Bouey died peacefully at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria on November 2, 2001. The oldest of five children of Alex and Inez (nee Hathaway) Bouey. Lloyd was born in Cadillac, SK on January 4, 1918. He attended school in Trossachs and in 1939 enrolled in St. Andrew's College of the University of Saskatchewan. There he met the love of his life, fellow theological student Anne Cline. Lloyd was ordained as a minister of the United Church of Canada in June 1946 and he and Anne were married on October 9 of that year. They had four children while Lloyd ministered to congregations in Climax, Lemberg, Balcarres and Moose Jaw. In 1962 the family moved to Mission, BC and later to Calgary and High River, AB. After Lloyd retired from the ministry in 1985, he and Anne moved to Abbostford, then to Victoria in 1986. In all his pastoral charges, Lloyd was a well loved minister who cared deeply for his congregations. His passions included social justice, the family's annual camping trips, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, photography and enjoyment of music. A man who loved life. Lloyd was a great storyteller with an infectious sense of humour. Lloyd is predeceased by his parents and brother, Garry. He is survived by his wife, Anne; brother, Gerald and sisters, Bethel and Dorothy; children, Carolynne (Don), Eileen (Jerry), Ken (Karla) and Jane (Kimball); eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all those whose lives he enriched with his love and wisdom. A memorial ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, at First Metropolitan United Church in Victoria. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the charity of your choice.
LANG, RUBY KATHLEEN (nee Soper),
LANG - RUBY KATHLEEN (nee Soper) passed away at Bevan Lodge, Abbotsford, BC on May 12, in her 94th year. She was born in La Riviere Manitoba on October 12, 1906. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Cecil Robert Lang, sisters: Winona (of England), Bernice (of Saskatchewan), and her grandson Jamie of Abbotsford, BC. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Nichols of Abbotsford, BC and her son Clarence Lang of Maple Ridge, BC. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Services, 27555 31 Avenue, Aldergrove, BC. For those desiring, donations may be sent to the Primate Relief Fund and the Save The Children Fund. FIRST MEMORIAL ALDERGROVE - 857-0111
BRYCE, Patricia Jane,
BRYCE - Patricia Jane (nee McIntosh) passed away suddenly on August 8, 2002 in Comox B.C. She was 67. Pat was the beloved wife of Robert and mother of Brenda (Gene) Spitzer of Whitecourt, Alberta, sons David (Charlene) of Edmonton and Richard (Terri) of Sydney, Australia. She is predeceased by parents Howard and Elaine and brother Sandy. Born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Pat earned a Home Economics degree at the University of Manitoba. Pat married Bob in 1956 and was a homemaker and wonderful mother. In 1975 she completed a Diploma in Education at the University of Alberta and taught home economics in the Edmonton area. Pat and Bob moved to Regina in 1983 where they forged many fine friendships over the next decade. Pat's community involvement included teaching adult sewing classes in outdoor clothing, working with the MacKenzie Art Gallery, University Women and volunteering for many organizations. After Pat and Bob retired to Vernon, B.C., Pat volunteered with the Vernon Art Gallery and perfected her love of quilting with several quilting groups, producing many beautiful artworks in fabric. Pat always derived immense pleasure from her six grandchildren Sandra, Alison, Brittany, Chantelle, Reed and Patrick, along with son-in-law Gene and daughters-in-law Charlene and Terri. Also mourning her loss are brothers Fred and Jim, sisters-in-law Karin and Darlene, nieces, nephews and many fine friends. All admire her strength of character, good humour and loving personality. She is sadly missed. A memorial service will be held in Edmonton on Friday, August 16, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at Connelly-McKinley's Sherwood Park-Millwoods Chapel, 4820 Meridian St, phone 468-4222 or 464-2226. Access Meridian St (1st St) by heading south on Hwy 14, 1km south of Sherwood Park Fwy. In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of choice would be welcome.
FRANKO, William (Bill),
White Rock, BC
FRANKO - William (Bill), passed away suddenly on October 13, 2002, at the age of 77. Bill will be missed by a large, loving family and many friends across Western Canada. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Theresa (nee Mahlberg); his five sons, Richard (Karen), Wayne (Selma), Lyle (Lynn), Doug (Joanne) and Kelly (Akiko); his grandchildren, Chris (Nicola), Andy, Sarah, Caitlin, Janessa, Roxanne, Jade and great-grandson, Averie; his sisters, Sophie Soubolsky and Ann Chyz (Mel); his brothers, Steve (Lillian) and Eugene (Shirley); Uncle Bill (Laura); Aunt Mary and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by parents, Nick and Mary, and his brother, Joe (Peggy). Bill was born on April 6, 1925 in Theodore, Saskatchewan and was raised on the family farm near Watson, which he eventually took over. In 1961, Bill and Theresa moved to Wadena, where he worked for the Department of Agriculture. After a transfer to Regina in 1971, Bill continued to work for the Department of Agriculture until his retirement in 1984. Bill and Theresa made their first retirement home at Fishing Lake in 1985, then relocated to White Rock, BC, in 1999. Throughout the years, Bill maintained an interest in the family farm - his love of the land was lifelong. In Bill's memory, friends and family are invited to make a donation to the UK Greek Orthodox Cemetery Fund, ICO Mr. T. Nykiforuk, Watson, SK, S0K 4V0, or to the charity of your choice. We will all miss Bill as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and good friend. Personal Alternative Funeral Services (604) 596-2215
HOLDEN, GWEN (Sowden, Stilborn),
HOLDEN, (Sowden, Stilborn) GWEN - August 10, 1918 - November 23, 2002 - Delivered into heaven by her Lord Jesus after a brief stop at Cowichan District Hospital. Survived by daughter Dorothy, Mozambique, sons Norman (Alice) Sowden, Nanaimo, BC & Carl (Carol) Sowden, Moose Jaw, Sask., granddaughter Sondra (Jay) Neudorf, Duncan, BC and grandsons Shane & Nathan Sowden, great-grandsons Lucas & Corbyn Neudorf, brother Jack (Grayce) Stilborn, Melville, Sask. & many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by parents Jim & Hettie Stilborn, husbands Craig Sowden & Sefton Holden, daughter Ruthie. Gramma Gwen loved God, her family and tons of friends...especially many children who will miss her endless supply of 'Werther's' candies! A celebration of Gramma Gwen's life was held at New Life Community Baptist Church, Duncan, Friday, November 29. Donations in memory may be made to Canadian Baptist Ministries, c/o A. Drost, 7185 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 5R4 designated for the Bible Institute in Beira, Mozambique.
MARSDEN - Lillian Marsden peacefully passed away into the presence of her Lord on November 26, 2002 at the age of 93 at Menno Hospital, Abbotsford, BC. Born October 9, 1909. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Ernest (1985), her parents Bert & Mabel Gemmell, brothers Norman & Irwin Gemmell and sister Gladys Lamont. She is survived by her loving sister Margaret (Roy) Waldie. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and grand nieces & nephews. Memorial services will be held on December 3, 2002 at 2:30 pm from the Chapel at Menno Home, Abbotsford, BC. HENDERSON'S FUNERAL HOME 604-854-5534