TRETHEWEY, E. Alan - Friday, 10 Aug 2007
E. Alan Trethewey, of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 10, 2007 at MSA Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Vivian; 5 sons: Brig (Nini), Bruce (Barbara), Will, Regan (Jolie) and Derek, and 12 grandchildren.
Alan enjoyed a long a full life. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial celebration of his life will follow later this month.
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BELL, (Molly) (nee Miller) - Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
Dec. 25, 1919 - Aug. 9, 2007
Survived by her husband Curly; 2 sons, Dave (Patti); Rod (Pam); 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Memorial: Aug 18, 2:00 pm at McConnell Creek Hall, Hartley Rd, Mission 604-820-0497 for directions.
CHRISTENSEN, Dr. Gustav S. - Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
April 1, 1929 - August 9, 2007
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Gustav Stroem Christensen. Born April 1, 1929 on the small island of Laesoe, Denmark, he was the second youngest of 9 children. From a tiny schoolhouse, “Gus” went on to a successful Danish merchant marine career, followed by 27 years tenure as Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. In 1957 he won the Engineering Institute of Canada’s prize as well as the Henry Birks Gold Medal in Engineering, graduating with High Distinction. Professor Christensen obtained a B. Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta, Edmonton in 1958 followed by a M. A. Sc. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 1960. After having spent 3 years in Canadian industry, he subsequently obtained his Ph. D. in 1966 also in Electrical Engineering, from the University of British Columbia. Professor Christensen is widely published having written 145 scientific papers, co-authored 6 books and co-authored 4 chapters in 4 books.
Gus retired to the coastal climate of British Columbia in 1993 and settled in Mission. While in Mission he was a devoted volunteer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and its Abbotsford Family History Centre. Gus and his wife Penny wrote several books about their genealogy and shared this with their family. At the age of 75, Gus secured an adjunct professorship at Simon Fraser University and had research and graduate student responsibilities. In 2007 Gus published two important papers which revolutionized stability system theory and application, each improving upon a 120 year-old advanced mathematical technique. He was honored with a special award from Mission Mayor and Council and Gus’ work will be used by scientists in many fields to improve the world.
Gus was a kind man, loving life, family and travel. Our “Dadman” enjoyed helping people and always had a warm smile to offer. Gus’s health had deteriorated over the years but he valiantly pushed ahead through the challenges, always keeping family, friends, church and engineering in the forefront of his life and thoughts. Some of his favorite times included cozy family gatherings, traveling with his kids, and solving complex mathematical problems. Over the past little while he did reminisce about his life and was pleased to see his life’s work complete, find his children grown and settled, and enjoy the close relationship he and his wife shared with their Church.
Gus is sadly mourned by his beloved wife Penelope, daughter Lynne, son Neil, brother Carl and family, brother Teddy and family, sister Erna and family, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and engineering associates.
Special thanks to Dr. John Rees, Dr. Greg Lewis, numerous other doctors, as well as staff at Mission Memorial Hospital and MSA Abbotsford Hospital for their help with Gus’ medical care.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm, Wednesday, August 15, 2007, Abbotsford Stake Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 30635 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5W3. Flowers or donations in Gus’ memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
FENN, David Morris - Thursday, 09 Aug 2007
Sept. 16, 1939 – Aug. 9, 2007
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, David. He lived his life with an incredible devotion to his family, his friends and his work life. David was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1939, the second of four children to Jim and Betty Fenn. David had a life long affection for all things mechanical. He owned a B/A gas station at the corner of Pembina and Osbourn in the 60s. In 1974, David moved his young family to Calgary to embark on a career in the bearing and transmission business that would last 30 years. Life eventually moved David and his cherished wife, Maureen to Mission, B.C. for his autumn years and there he and Maureen rediscovered the joy in the simple things they found together. He finished his career with Friesen Electric doing a job he loved, helping others.
David will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Maureen; sons Bradley and Cameron and their wives Kay and Christina; siblings Jim, Sally and John and their families; grandchildren Stephanie, Jordan, Zachary and Max, as well as, his extended Gyles family and his many friends and business associates.
A celebration of David's life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 33077 – 2nd Ave, Mission B.C. on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 11:00 AM.
SCHROEDER, Mr. Henry Peter - Wednesday, 08 Aug 2007
Mr. Henry Peter Schroeder, late of Menno Pavilion, Abbotsford, B.C., passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at the age of 93. He is survived by his daughter Anita (David), granddaughter Kristin, grandson Kelly (Denni) and great granddaughter Madison.
Please join us for visitation on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 from 6 - 8 p. m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford.
A celebration of Henry’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 2:30 p. m. at Bakerview MB Church, 2285 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, with pastor Ray Harris officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 2038, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 3T8.
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WIKKERINK, Mrs. Gerritje (Gerrie) - Wednesday, 08 Aug 2007
Sept. 10, 1926 - Aug. 8, 2007
Mrs. Gerritje (Gerrie) Wikkerink, late of Abbotsford, BC, passed into the presence of her Lord on Aug. 8, 2007 at the Ebenezer Home. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John; seven children: John and Margaret Wikkerink, Martin and Glenda Wikkerink, Jenny DeJong, Gary and Kathy Wikkerink, Bill Wikkerink, Wilma Wikkerink, Andy and Betty-Ann Wikkerink; 19 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and extended family. She was predeceased by their son Henry in 2003 and son-in-law George DeJong, Aug. 2, 2007.
Viewing will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, Aug. 12, 7-9 pm. Burial is at 12:30 pm, Aug. 13 at Hazelwood Cemetery followed by a service at 2 pm at Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church, 35063 Page Rd., Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers donations would be gratefully accepted for Ebenezer Home.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ebenezer Home for their loving care and support, especially during the last weeks of Gerrie's life.
DUDECK, June Evelyn (Elliott, nee Kidd) - Tuesday, 07 Aug 2007
Jan. 10, 1927 - Aug. 7, 2007
With our love, Mum passed away unexpectedly. Predeceased by husband Alf. She is missed by her beloved family - Cheryl and Sander Heynemans, Wayne and Anne Elliott, her cherished grandsons, Darren and Danielle Elliott, Kevin Elliott, Paul Heynemans and her delightful great granddaughter, Teagan.
A heartfelt thank you to other family members, neighbours and all her friends whose presence she so valued. She will be remembered for her unconditional love and support, her smile, laughter and happy, positive spirit.
Many thanks to staff of MSA, Worthington, and Burnaby Hospital for her excellent care.
A celebration of Life will be held at a later date in place of a service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. please. PO Box 3632 STN Terminal, Vancouver, V6B 3Y8
Go with love Mum, and watch over us!
ALSOP, Mrs. Neta Isabel - Monday, 06 Aug 2007
Mrs. Neta Isabel Alsop, late of Abbotsford, passed away on August 6, 2007 at the age of 79 years at Menno Hospital, Abbotsford, BC. She is survived by her husband, of 59 years, John; 6 children: Karen (Andy) Damen, Ken Alsop, Kiffy (Dick) McNabb, Tim Alsop, Kirk Alsop and Bruce Alsop; 7 grandchildren: Susan, Peter (Candace) and David Damen, Butch and Dickie McNabb, Lindsay Alsop, Kaja Alsop; and great grandchild Lara Damen.
She was a caring and loving mom and she will be sadly missed.
A small private family gathering will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. The family would like to thank the staff at Menno Home for their care and support.
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VEENSTRA, Mr. Raymond Albert - Monday, 16 Oct 2006
Mr. Raymond Albert Veenstra late of Abbotsford, passed away on October 16, 2006 at the age of 49 years at Abbotsford, BC. He is survived by his wife Kellie, daughters Krysta (Joanne), Alysha, mother and father, Ron and Alberta Veenstra, brothers John Veenstra (Darlene), Henry Veenstra (Carol), Annette Zomar (Adam), Yvonne Loewen (Mark), 12 neices and 1 nephew. Ray loved to fish, golf, playing cards and camping with his family and friends. He also loved to vacation in Mexico. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Monday October 23, 2006 at 3:30 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision PO Box 1000 STN Streetsville, Missassauga, Ontario, L5M 9Z9. Following the service a reception will be held at the McCallum Activity Centre 2478 McCallum Rd, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm.
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WIEBE (nee Unruh), Maria - Wednesday, 18 Oct 2006
Maria Wiebe (nee Unruh)
It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, in the early hours of October 18, 2006, to be with her Lord. Predeceased by her husband Kornelius in 2000.
She will be greatly missed and remembered with love by her children, Irene and husband Erich, Helmut and wife Barbara, Hilda and husband Rudy, Erica and husband Ted, Ernie and wife Mary, Marlene, Niel, and Hugo. 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Maria's life will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 25 at the King Road MB Church.
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VEROT, Jean Marie - Wednesday, 18 Oct 2006
Jean Marie passed away suddenly in the presence of her Lord, at the age of 71, on October 13, 2006. Jean is predeceased by her parents and 10 siblings and is survived by her loving husband Armand; daughters Debbie (Barry Driessen) and Shelley (Jennifer Child); grandchildren Christopher (Heather) and Jayson and great grandchildren Jessica and Austin; and brother Tony Morrisett. Jean loved life and her many family members and friends. She took care of so many and now she is in the care of our Lord. Good night sweet Nana, may the angels in heaven lull you to your peace.
Prayer service Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 6:30 pm with funeral mass to follow Friday, October 20, 2006, 11:00 am in Saint Ann's Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford, BC.
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SREENIVASAM, Laura Elizabeth (nee Pearson) - Sunday, 15 Oct 2006
Laura Elizabeth (nee Pearson), born in Calgary, AB on January 13, 1943, died peacefully at the Christine Morrison Hospice October 15, 2006. Mourning her loss are her husband, of 31 years, Immanuel, her daughter Jacquie (Jeff Belcher) and her adored granddaughter Lila Rose, her daughter Trisha, her sister Catherine (Bryan Wilson) and numerous other friends and family members.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 21 at
6:00 pm at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Christine Morrison Hospice (7324 Hurd St., Mission, BC V2H 3H5) would be appreciated.
SCHICKEROWSKY, Lucy Mary - Thursday, 17 Aug 2006
Lucy passed away on August 17, 2006 at the Travellers Lodge, in Nanaimo, BC at the age of 91 with her family at her side. Lucy was born July 29, 1915 in Kelvington, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by her husband, Hugo, in June, 1989. Lucy will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by her children, Sylvia (George) Schaffer, Faye (Sheldon) Smith, both of Nanaimo, BC and her son Larry (Jane) Schickerowsky of Fergus, Ontario; and by her grandchildren, Elaine Schaffer, Bryan (Darlene) Schaffer, Kevin (Kathryn) Smith, Kristina (Denis) Patenaude, Diane Schickerowsky, Dan Schickerowsky and by her great-grandchildren; Kayla Smith, Kohen Smith, Jasmin Patenaude, Dakota Schaffer and several nieces and nephews who had a special place in their hearts for Auntie.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Nanaimo Travellers Lodge for their thoughtfulness and compassion.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. on October 21, 2006 at Sands Funeral Chapel, 1 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C. Graveside service will be held at the Hatzic Cemetery (north of Mission, B.C.) at 2:00 p. m. on October 23, 2006. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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is in charge of arrangements 250-753-2032