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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Abbotsford - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

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BYSTROM, HILDA DOROTEA - Saturday, 09 Aug 2003
Hilda Dorotea Bystrom passed into the presence of her Lord on Sat. August 9, 2003 at the age of 85 years. She was predeceased by her sisters Martha and Nan of Winnipeg, and Linnea of Vancouver.
She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Ossian and her children Ray, Lydia, Dorothy, Marilyn and Sharon; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister Ann of Winnipeg as well as many nieces and nephews.
Hilda was a member of the Abbotsford Baptist Church where she formerly served as a deaconess. She practised her gift of hospitality liberally. It was her great joy to welcome family and friends to her home for meals and coffee. Her expertise in baking and preparing delicious meals was known and enjoyed by many. In spite of her deteriorating health in recent years, she continued to prepare meals for visiting friends and family members.
Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were very dear to her. She loved to knit baby outfits for her many great grandchildren. She would plan her knitting long in advance for children to have a knitted outfit or sweater for birthdays or Christmas.
In May, Hilda broke her hip and required hospital care until the time of her passing. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Beytell and to nurses and staff of Worthington Pavillion for their care and compassion during Mom's illness. Hilda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother aunt and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her, but we as a family are confident that she is now safe and well in the presence of Jesus.
A Memorial Service will be held at Abbotsford Baptist Church, 33651 Busby Street on Wed. August 13, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make donations to Abbotsford Baptist Church.

BUCHANAN, CLAUDETTE - Saturday, 09 Aug 2003
Mrs. Claudette Buchanan, late of Abbotsford, passed away on August 9, 2003 at the age of 64 years.
She is survived by daughter Constance, son Daniel, daughter-in-law Michelle, 4 grandchildren; Jessica-Holly, Trevor, Ashley, and Daniel and the family pets.
She will be remembered for her sunshiny smile and her big, warm heart.
Viewing to take place at Henderson's on Wednesday, August 13 from 3:00 - 4:00 p. m.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 15, 2003 at 1:00 p. m. from the Chapel of Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home with Major Lynda Richardson officiating.
Donations may be made to the MS Society or B.C. Cancer Society.

DAVIES, MARGARET - Friday, 08 Aug 2003
Mrs. Margaret Davies, late of Abbotsford, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2003 in her 92nd year at MSA Hospital.
Margaret was born to Frederick and Mary Ann Fooks in Kilgard (Upper Sumas) on September 7, 1911. She was raised there and attended school at Musselwhite. She married Gordon Davies in 1930, at the Clayburn Church. Upon Gordon's passing in 1952, Margaret, along with her two sons, moved to Clayburn where she worked at Cooper's Store (now Clayburn Store). She then moved to Abbotsford in the 1960's where she retired, as a cook, from the Bakerview Rest Home in 1975. She then spent many years travelling the world and was also very active wih walking and doing ceramics. For the past 9 years, Margaret had resided at the Menno Home where she developed many friendships with other residents and staff.
She is survived by two daughters-in-law Ruth Davies and Iris Davies; four grandchildren; Patricia (Donald) Skjolde, Pearl (Kevin) Mills Bailee/Cindy (Rod) Edward, and Bob (Michelle) Davies; six great grandchildren; Kenneth and Travis Skjolde, Curtis and Matthew Kleebaum, Shane (Erica) and Brittany Davies, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. She will also be rememberd by her special friend Peggy Conroy.
Margaret was predeceeased by her husband Gordon, two sons, Bill and Tom, grandson Thom, brother Fred Fooks and sister Dorothy Walters.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at 11:00 a. m. from the Chapel of Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road (at Sumas Way), with Reverend Ben Taylor officiating.
Interment will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery, followed by a reception back at Henderson's Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret's memory to the Clayburn Heritage Fund.

WOLOSHEN, MRS. MARIA - Thursday, 07 Aug 2003
Mrs. Maria Woloshen late of Mission passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2003 at the age of 92 years. She is survived by 6 children, John (Faye) of Medicine Hat, AB, Helen (George) Coutu of Assiniboia, SK. Michael (Verna) of Abbotsford, B.C., Madeline (Ted) Hornsby of Mission, B.C., Linda (Dale) Christy of Princeton, B.C. and Daniel (Maureen) of Kitimat, B.C.
Maria was predeceased by her loving husband John, daughter-in-law Faye and grandson David.
Maria emigrated from Poland to Canada in 1926 where she met her husband John and they were married in 1930. Most of their lives were spent in south-western Saskatchewan prior to moving to Mission, B.C. in 1955.
Retirement saw them move to Rutland, B.C. in 1973. Upon John's passing in 1979, most of Maria's time was lived in Mission, B.C.
Prayers and Memorial will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 5:00 p. m. from St. Joseph's RC Church in Mission with Father Justin Trinidad officiating. Burial will be held at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 1:00 p. m.

TOY, F. H. (TED) - Thursday, 07 Aug 2003
G. H. (Ted) born 1916 passed away suddenly on August 7, 2003. He is survived by his wife Evelyn.
Ted was an avid amateur radio enthusiast and a veteran of the Canadian Airforce. At Ted's request there will be no service. For those desiring, donations in Ted's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.aldergrovechapel. com

WHITEHEAD, PATRICIA - Tuesday, 05 Aug 2003
Patricia Whitehead, born March 16, 1947 passed away at home August 5, 2003.
Pat was highly esteemed and loved by her staff at Mission Health Unit and others within the Fraser Health Authority. She will be greatly missed by colleagues and the community that she served as a public health nurse for the past 18 years.
In lieu of flowers, family and colleagues have requested donations to "The Pat Whitehead Books for Children Fund". These can be mailed to Mission Health Unit, 32618 Logan Avenue, Mission, B.C. V2V 6C7

Florence (Mattie) Martha Wanamaker (nee Woods) passed away peacefully on August 5, 2003 at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C. at the age of 76 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Long Branch, Ontario on May 22, 1927 to Joseph Wilson Woods and Marion Florence (Nelson) Woods. Accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Personal Saviour in her teen years, followed His Commandment and was baptized in the Nottawasaga River, Hockley Valley, Orangeville, Ontario in 1946.
Married Earle Nelson Wanamaker October 16, 1948 and became his partner and support in his many church ministries in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Mattie will be lovingly remembered for her sense of humour, love of music, dedication to her family, commitment to her husband and her desire to be found by her Lord.
She was predeceased by her infant son, David Neal Howard, her sister Norma (Lloyd) Irvine (both deceased) and her grandson Andrew Wanamaker.
She is survived by her husband, Earle; her two sisters Louise (Clifford) Wanamaker deceased) and Jo (Eric) Beard deceased); her 5 children Eric (Barb), Ivan (April), Jo-Anne (Paul), Janis (Bob); Lynn (Cheryl), 8 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Sunday School Mission (Manitoba), your local church missions program or a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Newton and the staff of MSA Hospital for their care and support.
Services to be held August 12, 2003 at 10:00 a. m. at Cascade Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C.

BANGAR, PRITAM KAUR - Tuesday, 05 Aug 2003
Pritam Kaur wife of Harminder Chand Bangar, passed away suddenly August 5, 2003 at Royal Columbian Hospital.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 9, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. from the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with cremation to follow at Pacific Crematorium, Aldergrove, BC.

RENKERS, Anne - Monday, 04 Aug 2003
Anne Renkers (nee Thomasson)
June 6, 1944 - August 4, 2003
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Anne. She left us on August 4, 2003 after a very courageous battle with cancer at the early age of 59.
Anne will always be remembered with love by her husband Adrian, her daughter Marjon, her sister Inny, her brother Jan and extended family and friends.
Her strength, courage and determination will be an inspiration to us all.
We would like to invite you to attend the Memorial Service for Anne, which will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2003 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society.

FRASER, RODERICK JAMES - Sunday, 03 Aug 2003
Roderick James Fraser, peacefully at Langley, B.C. on Sunday, August 3, 2003, aged 87 years. Predeceased by his first wife Chris in 1980.
Rod is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Eileen; his son Duncan and his wife Robyn; his sister Mary Phillpotts; his step-son Jim and his wife Linda; his grandchildren Rory, Colin, Leanna (Blake) and Jamie (Tracy); great grandchildren Landon and Thane; his speical nieces Tena and Rori.
Rod will be sadly missed by his many friends in both Tsawwassen and Mt. Lehman areas. A proud Vancouver-born Canadian, Rod served in the R. C. A. F. during WW11, where he was twice Mentioned in Dispatches. He worked in the aviation industry from the 1950's to the early 1980's, with C. P. Airlines, Queen Charlotte Airlines, Okanagan Helicopters, Deltaire Industries and Highland Helicopters.
He was a longtime member of the Quarter Century in Aviation Club.
Rod will be laid to rest at Boundary Bay Cemetery in Tsawwassen, at 2:00 p. m. on Friday, Aug. 8. A Service of Remembrance will follow at 2:00 p. m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at Mt. Lehman United Church, 6256 Mt. Lehman Road North. Rev. Ben Taylor will officiate. For those desiring, donations made in Rod's memory, to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be most appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.aldergrovechapel. com

NOVACLUSE, DORIS - Tuesday, 16 Dec 2003
Doris Novacluse, late of Mission, B.C. passed away December 16, 2003 at Mission, B.C. at the age of 81 years.
She was predeceased by her sons Trevor and John Cornwall and son-in-law Wayne Zelmer.
Doris will be lovingly remembered by her children Geoff (Lynn) Cornwall, Jamie (Bernice) Novacluse, Michael Novacluse and Joan Zelmer; 7 grandchildren Geoffrey, Dennis, Jennifer, Sara, Darcey, Brandon and Raymond; 1 great grandchild; sister Charlotte in England and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Royal Air Force Women's Auxiliary 1941 to 1943. Private family service to take place at a later date.

HARRIS, MEGAN - Monday, 15 Dec 2003
Megan Louise Harris (nee Lou Clancy)passed away suddenly on December 15, 2003 at Peace Arch Hospital at the age of 38. Survived by her husband Bradley; children Colton and Brooke-Lynn; parents Steve and Carole Clancey; brother Mitch (Paige) Clancey; brothers-in-law Murray (Cathy) Harris ; Kevin (Lori-Lee) Harris, Brian (Bonnie) Harris; sisters-in-law Lesley (Ron) Dick, Deborah Harris, Valerie (Ted) Wynne; father-in-law Ken Harris as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Public viewing will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2003 from 8 - 9 p. m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 19, 2003 at 1:30 p. m. at Maclure Road Cemetery, 33965 Maclure Road, (near Highway 11), followed by a Memorial service at 3:00 p. m. at Northview Community Church.

COWAN, HAROLD "HAL" - Monday, 15 Dec 2003
Harold "Hal" Charles Cowan, late of Abbotsford, B.C., passed away December 15, 2003 at the ge of 75 years.
Hal is survived by his loving family; wife Velma, children Ken (Kelly), Diane (Len) Stevens and Lorraine Carlson, 7 grandchildren, brothers Victor (Shirley), Terry (Barbara), sister Beryl (Lorne) Churchill & many other relatives and friends.
Memorial Tribute celebrating Hal's life will be held 1 to 4 p. m. Saturday, December 20, 2003 at the Club House of Crown Point Villa, 1450 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, B.C. If desired memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the charity of your choice.

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