SIMPKIN, Beverley (Stohrer) - Sunday, 19 Dec 2004
It is with heavy hearts, the family of Beverley announce her peaceful passing away on December 19, 2004.
Beverley fought a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. She was lovingly cared for at home by her daughter, Tonya. She will be sadly missed by her son, Jeremy (Kerry and family) of Cranbrook. Survived by her parents, Kurt and Jean Stohrer of Chilliwack. Dearly remembered by her sister, Helen (Joe, Laurie and family) of Mission; and her brother, Kurt (Trina and family) of Langley and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Bev was born in Langley on March 11, 1954. Beverley was a hard worker in the nursery business. She enjoyed camping, especially at Stave Lake. She was NOT a “material girl” but was generous with the little she had. She loved the stars and has now taken her place amongst them.
A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, January 9, 2005 between 1 and 4 pm at Silverhill Hall, 31085 Silverhill Road, Mission.
"Remember me with smiles and laughter for that is how I will remember you all.
If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all. "
MacDONALD, D. Harold - Monday, 27 Dec 2004
After a courageous battle with cancer, Harold passed away peacefully on December 27, 2004 in his 63rd year.
Loving and cherished husband of Sharon Hobbs; dear father of Jennifer Flentge (Norm), Brent (Susan), Jason and Michelle Hobbs; devoted grandfather of Payton Hobbs, Taylor Flentge and Talaya Hobbs. He is also survived by siblings Audrey McCarle (John), Buddy (Marg), Shirley Abrams (late Bill), Coleman (Joan), Milton (late Joyce), Iris Gervais (Reg), Alex (Betty), Lynne and sister-in-law Jeanne MacDonald; aunts Clare Lefebvre, Lillian MacDonald, Leona King, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Harold was predeceased by parents Wilfred and Daphne Macdonald of Williamstown, Ontario and brother Duncan.
Harold enjoyed hockey for many years, playing oldtimers hockey for Mission Pioneers and later with the Abbotsford Oldtimers “Wasted Knights” until his recent retirement and move to the Shuswap Lake. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
We ask that friends join the family in celebrating a great man’s life at West Abbotsford Mennonite Church (basement), 31216 King Rd., Abbotsford, BC on Friday, January 7, 2005 at 7:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Harold’s memory to the Kamloops Hospice Association, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2S9 would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are entrusted to
Schoening Funeral Service
CAPNERHURST, Norman Roy - Wednesday, 29 Dec 2004
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our father Norman Roy Capnerhurst on December 29, 2004. Norm passed away in Kamloops after a brief illness. Norm was born on April 28, 1913 to George and Ellen Capnerhurst in Darcy, Saskachewan.
He is survived by his second wife Agnes; his children Yvonne Driscoll, Norma (Reuben) Manweiler, Leona (Ken) Taylor, Carol (Allen) McLean, Wayne (Linda), Bryan (Maryanne), Ken and Kevin (Anne) and their mother Jeanne.
He is also survived by his grandchildren Kathryn Ray, Rick Driscoll, Lynette Smith, Darren Manweiler, Wes Perry, Jacqueline Perry, Lorne Taylor, Cheryl Arnold, Angie Brodman, Alana McLean, Ryan Capnerhurst and Greg Capnerhurst, Amber and Amy Capnerhurst, Breanne and Brittany Capnerhurst, and Jordan and Kendy Capnerhurst. His great grandchildren are Kaden Ray, Connor Driscoll, Justin, Aaron, Bredan and Tanner Smith, Terrel and Erika Manweiler, Stephen and Sienna Perry, Kailey Arnold, Rylee Brodman and Max Capnerhurst.
Roy is also survived by one brother Ralph and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, George, Harvey and Stan; two sisters Olive and Ivy and his daughter Lynne Perry.
Norman spent his early years in and around Fiske, Saskatchewan and then moved north to the Turtle Lake area where he met and married Jeanne Racicot in October of 1938. Norm and Jeanne and their family moved around Canada, taking them wherever there was work in Norm’s field of employment (welding and auto body repair). They spent time in Ontario, Alberta, and finally settling in BC, first in the Lower Mainland and then in 100 Mile House. Norm moved back to the Lower Mainland in the early 70s and settled in until his move to Kamloops in April of 2004.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 11:00 am at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 46024 Riverside Drive, Chilliwack. Interment will take place at the Hatzic Cemetery on Cemetery Road in Mission.
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INCH, Violet Mary - Tuesday, 28 Dec 2004
Violet Mary Inch, born on October 4, 1914, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2004 in Mission, BC at the age of 90 years.
Violet was predeceased by her husband James Inch; her mother and father James and Emma Lawrence; sister Ruby; brothers Bert, Milton (Ming) and Bill; and son-in-law Rod McDonald. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Judy McDonald; grandsons Steven (Fran), Kevin (Elizabeth), Michael (Bonnie), Stewart (Lesley); great-grandchildren Christopher, Amanda, Mandy, Michael, Bradley, Cameron and Abigail; and her dearest friend Cedric.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 12 noon at Hatzic Cemetery in Mission. Reverend Judy Stark officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission Health Care Auxiliary Memorial Fund, Box 3091, Mission, BC, V2V 4J3.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn
Mission Funeral Home
VEGER, Mr. John M. - Monday, 27 Dec 2004
Mr. John M. Veger, late of Abbotsford, passed away on December 27, 2004 at the age of 80 years.
He is lovingly remembered and deeply missed by Elisabeth, his wife of 58 years, son Robert (Linda) and many family and friends.
John was a great bridge player and was a wonderful chef. No service by request.
Henderson’s Funeral Home (604) 854-5534
HUGHES, Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Adams) - Thursday, 23 Dec 2004
Dorothy Elizabeth (nee Adams)
April 23 ˆ 1908 to December 23, 2004
Dorothy Elizabeth Hughes aged 96 fell to sleep peacefully with family by her side in Vernon on December 23, 2004. Dorothy will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by sons Gerry (Margarite) Hughes and Patrick (Judy) Hughes all of Vernon, grandchildren Mitch (Carol) of Delta; Colleen of Castlegar; Casey of Vernon and great grandson Cory of Delta. Predeceased by her husband Clarence (Jiggs) and son Douglas.
Dorothy leaves behind many bridge partners, fellow fisherwomen, friends and her extended family of Mexican daughters and many additional sons. She had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel with her companion Helen. She rode camels in Alexandria at age 70. Whether playing bridge on the riverbank or on a cruise ship Dorothy loved the challenge of a great hand. She was very independent and moved to Vernon at the age of 88 to be closer to family after more than 60 years in Mission. Strong-minded and determined Dorothy spoke her mind and her heart. Her spirit will be greatly missed.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30th at 10:00 at Hatzic Cemetery with a tea to follow at the Mission Lawn Bowling Club, 7560 Hurd St., Mission from 11:00 ˆ 12:30.
Flowers gratefully declined, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memoriam. Condolences my be emailed to the family at proalt@shaw. ca.
WILLIAMS, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" - Saturday, 25 Dec 2004
Mary Elizabeth "Betty"
Williams, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" long time resident of Abbotsford passed away peacefully in Abbotsford on Saturday, December 25, 2004 at age 83, with her family at her side. Mom was predeceased by her husband Ray on September 22, 1983, parents, and brother Gerry Anderson. Betty will be lovingly remembered by her 4 daughters Linda (Philip) Abbott of Cranbrook, Susan (Ralph) Chapple of Keremeos, Lisa (Paul) Kuster of Squamish, and Leslie Williams (Brennan Jorgert) of Abbotsford; 2 grand daughters Jennifer Kuster and Kathy (Gary) McLain of Squamish; sister Jean Turner of New Westminster; several nieces and nephews; Betty’s special companions "Cali and Toad". Betty made her family the center of her life. The many pets brought home over many years, were a special interest and love. She loved animals of all kinds and in the later years delighted in long rides in the country and seeing horses in particular. She took great care to keep birds feeders filled for the wild birds and squirrels. Betty took great pleasure in the achievements of her children, grandchildren, and their friends, but also in the CHAMPION ROTTWEILERS she lived with. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2004 from 2-8 p. m., from the Williams residence 31521 Oakridge Crescent, Abbotsford, phone (604) 850. 6687. Those desiring donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Elizabeth Wildlife Center, 32508 Verdon Way, Abbotsford BC V2T 7Y3
Woodlawn Funeral Home
SHARPE, James Paul - Thursday, 23 Dec 2004
In Loving Memory of James Paul
James passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at his home in Mission at the age of 18 years.
James was predeceased by his grandma Lorna Dunn and his grandfather Elmer Lavallee. He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Colleen Sharpe; father James Patriquin; brothers Steven and Christopher; sister Marlena; Grandpa Robert Dunn; Great-Grandpa Wes Sharpe; Auntie Dorothy; Uncle Brian; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A viewing will take place on Monday, January 3, 2005 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC with a Memorial Service on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home.
Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
ROUILLARD, Jeff - Friday, 24 Dec 2004
Rouillard – Jeff passed away suddenly at Bevan Lodge on December 24, 2004 at the age of 87 years. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years Alice in 2002 and by brothers George, Alphonse, Jerome, Wilfrid, Denis, and Paul; sister Cecile; and brothers-in-law Eldon Harder and John Dueckman. He is survived by his loving family, daughter Leona and husband Ken Haviland of Saskatoon, grandsons Jason Hubert of Saskatoon, Todd and wife Barb Hubert of Saskatoon and great grandchildren Taylor and Jeffre Hubert; son Morris and wife Judy Rouillard of Nelson, BC and granddaughter Michelle Cowan and husband Cale of Abbotsford. Also by brother Jean Rouillard of Montreal and sisters Margeurite Scollon of Toronto, Claire McCrea of Edmonton, and Therese La Croix of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, sisters-in-law Aline Rouillard of Calgary, Helen Harder of Abbotsford, and Luella Dueckman of Abbotsford, brother-in-law Gilbert (Bernice) Harder of Abbotsford. And numerous nieces, nephews and many friends in Avonlea Place where Jeff and Alice lived for many years. Jeff was born in St. Denis, Saskatchewan and met his wife Alice in Leoville, Saskatchewan where they were married in 1943. They lived in Moosejaw for a short time before moving to Saskatoon. He worked for the C. P. R. as an engineer for 37 years. They moved to Abbotsford in 1978 to retire. He was an active member of the O. A. P. O., Matsqui #69. He loved curling, lawn bowling and playing cards. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 30 at 2:00 p. m. in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Cremation has taken place, a graveside committal service will be held in Saskatoon at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations made in his memory to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
REIMER, Frieda - Tuesday, 28 Dec 2004
Frieda, late of Abbotsford, formerly of Vancouver, went to be with the Lord December 28, 2004 at the age of 69 years.
Survived by her loving family, children Eleonore (Friedbert) Wall, Gisela Reimer, Sylvia (John) Ottom, Karin and Bob Barr, John (Deanna) Reimer; 14 grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers and many other relatives and friends.
Graveside service will be held Monday, January 3, 2005, 10:00 am at Maclure Road Cemetery, 33965 Maclure Road, Abbotsford.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, January 3 at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC.
If desired, memorial donation in lieu of flowers to MCC would be be gratefully appreciated.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Directors in care of arrangements
WATSON, George Alexander - Wednesday, 02 Feb 2005
George Alexander, late of Maplewood Home, Abbotsford, passed away on February 2, 2005 in his 90th year. He was born in Agassiz, BC, February 3, 1915 and in 1918 the family moved to Abbotsford, by horse and wagon, around Sumas Lake to a farm on Delair Rd., it was a two day journey. His father, Charlie Watson, farmed on the property which is at the Sumas Way exit to Abbotsford. The family home still stands at that location.
As a young man George logged up the coast of BC, worked in the cannery at Steveston, and worked at a mill in Straiton. He married Kathleen Harrison in 1946 and bought property on Munroe Rd. (now Marshall Rd. near corner of McMillan Rd.) and raised a family of eight children. He operated a small farm and worked as a waiter at the Atangard Hotel (Fraser Valley Inn) for many years.
In 1965 the family bought a farm at the corner of Nelles and Whatcom Roads where he farmed until 1974 when he retired. He travelled with his wife Kathleen around BC, to Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
George has been a resident of Maplewood Home for the past three years.
George is survived by his wife Kathleen Watson; children Kelly, Nancy, Tim, Andy, Jean, Sally, Matt, and Sam; brother Mel Watson; as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on February 8, 2005, 2:00 pm from Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford with Major Ron Cartmell officiating.
Cremation will be held at First Memorial.
No flowers by request.