WRIGHT, BEVERLEY MAE - Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004
Beverley "Bev" Mae Wright (nee Marshall) late of Abbotsford passed away on April 27, 2004 at the age of 69 at MSA Hospital.
Bev was born on May 6th, 1934 in Prince Rupert, BC and lived in various BC locations, including Saltspring, Galiano, Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley. She graduated from Langley High School and went into nurses training at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Shortly after receiving her RN, she married Alan on February 6, 1956 and immediately moved to Toronto.
She worked at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto and when Alan got transferred to Belleville, ON she worked at the Belleville Hospital. Then Alan got transferred to Calgary and she worked at Holy Cross Hospital and a clinic in downtown Calgary. In 1963 the family moved to Grande Prairie, AB and she went to work at the G. P. Hospital and then the Backus & Stojan Clinic. Upon moving to Abbotsford in 1975, she worked as an RN at the Regional Psychiatric Centre until retiring in 1985.
Bev loved being a nurse. She also loved all animals, birds, nature and would not harm a fly. (Except slugs - she would use a can of Al's beer to entice them into the can then she would take them to another area and dump them). She loved gardening, growing things and collecting rocks. She also loved to read, do embroidery, cross-stitch, crafts and darn socks and most of all she loved to cook. She was a most compassionate, kind and caring person and never had a bad word for anyone.
Although deeply religious, she would not push her religious feelings but simply try to be a good Christian human being at all times. She has always been active in the Church and since 1975 a staunch member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and in particular, it's Ladies Guild. She thoroughly enjoyed meeting and teaching crafts, until she got too tired to participate any longer.
She is survived by her husband Alan of 48 years, and their two sons, Dave and Don, along with four grandchildren Terah, Kelly, Jenna and Aimee. Her mother, May Chomechko of Abbotsford, her sister Terri Cherer of New Westminster and her brother Steve Marshall of Kelowna. Also many nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed but will be forever lovingly remembered in our hearts.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2004 at 2:00 p. m. at Hatzic Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service and reception at 3:00 p. m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent East. Abbotsford, with Rev. J. H. (Hans) Kouwenbert officiating.
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Association.
Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534
MOORE, ERNEST - Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004
Ernest Gwynne Moore born September 2, 1909 in Fishguard, Wales and passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on April 27, 2004 at his residence in Abbotsford, B.C. with his beloved wife Dorothy of 64 years and daughter Kathleen by his side.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, 1 son William (Bill), 3 daughters, Shirley, Patricia and Kathleen. 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.
Ernie was a long time member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 280 and given the title of Honorary Member of the Sheet Metal Workers upon retirement. Cremation by First Memorial Funeral Services.
No service by request.
To those that held you near and dear, your laughter will be forever missed by all.
PAIALUNGA, KEN - Tuesday, 27 Apr 2004
Sept. 15, 1928 - April 27, 2004
Paialunga, Ken passed away peacefully into the arms of The Father, on April 27, 2004 at the MSA Hospital with his wife Vickie and daughter Randy helping to set his spirit free. Ken will be greatly missed by his wife Vickie and her family; his brother Alfie; sister Mary; daughter Randy, sons Danny and Robbie and also many other family and dear friends.
A Service Celebrating his Life will be held on Monday, May 3, 2004 from the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 27555 - 31 Avenue, Aldergrove, B.C. with Pastor Scott Williams officiating. Cremation. For those desiring, donations in Ken's memory may be made to the B.C. Lung Association.
FIRST MEMORIAL - ALDERGROVE
SCOTT, THOMAS GEORGE HARWOOD - Monday, 26 Apr 2004
Thomas George Harwood Scott passed away peacefully at Worthington Pavillion, Abbotsford, BC on April 26, 2004 with his loving wife Marilyn by his side.
Tom was born on April 17, 1923 in Buttress, SK to George and Mabel Scott. His family moved to the Rainy River District in 1934. Tom helped to run the family farm and also did various other jobs incluidng logging and bartending. He worked for Superior Propane in Fort Frances, ON in 1957 and then moved to Nipigon, ON in 1958 to be Town Supervisor for Northern Ontario Natural Gas. In 1961 he moved to Kenora, ON as Town Supervisor for ICG Gas Utilities until his retirement May 1, 1988.
Tom and Marilyn were married in Kenora, ON on August 26, 1978 and moved to BC after Tom's retirement.
He was predeceased by his parents, half sister Lucy Ableson, half brother Milroy Scott, mother-in-law Eveylyn Leaming.
Tom is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children Jim (Loni) of Morden MB, Gordon (Wendy) of Lacombe, Cathy (Bryan) of Grande Prairie, AB, Donna (Les) of Steinbach, MB, Sharon of Thunder Bay, ON, Sheila (Robert) of Thunder Bay, ON; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Geraldine Smart of Emo, ON, sister-in-law Joan Burwash of Aldergrove, BC; father-in-law Gerald Leaming of Abbotsford, BC; many nieces and nephews.
Tom was a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched. Even though our hearts yearn for days past we are comforted by the thought that you are at peace and have moved on to better times.
A special thank you to Dr. Wallace and Dr. Costantino. We would like to thank the staff of Worthington Pavilion for the loving care and support given to Tom and Marilyn. For those desiring donations in Tom's memory to the Parkinson's Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Memorial Service to be held Friday April 30, 2004 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Cr. East, Abbotsford at 11 a. m. Rev. Guy Sinclair officiating.
First Memorial Aldergrove 604-857-0111
WAGNER, TRAVIS S. - Saturday, 24 Apr 2004
Major Travis S. Wagner, late of Abbotsford, BC passed away on April 24, 2004 at the age of 72 in MSA Hospital, Abbotsford.
He is survived by and sadly missed by his wife Juanita and children Deborah (Brian), Mark (Isobel), Jerome (Gwenyth), Bruce (Wendy), Randal (Susan), Rodney (Sheryl), 21 grandchildren, brother Douglas (Thelma), sister Sharon and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Travis Wagner, mother Maude Wagner and his brothers Earl and Wesley.
He served as a Salvation Army Officer for 42 years, was a life member of Creation Science, a Rotary member for 18 years and Kiwanian for 14 years.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 from 8:00 - 9:00 p. m. at Henderson's Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 28, at 1:00 p. m. at Cascade Community Church at 35190 Delair Road with Major Elmer Pavey and Major Ron Cartmell officiating.
Burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Creation Science of BC or The Salvation Army.
Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534.
PAGE, LESLIE - Friday, 23 Apr 2004
Leslie Page on April 23, 2004, passed away mercifully and peacefully into the presence of the Lord, with wife Joan and family at his side at the Worthington Pavilion, Abbotsford, BC.
He was born on April 26, 1918 in Victoria, BC.
Leslie was the fourth son born to Galiano Pioneers, Stanley Page and Dorothy Cayzer. Leslie was a 55 year resident of Silva Bay, Gabriola Island where he founded, developed and operated Page's Marina and Resort. He formed a partnership with his constant and devoted wife, Joan. Joan was his mentor and caregiver when Alzheimers challenged him for 12 years. Les was a respectful kind man with clever wit, and quiet integrity who loved the simple pleasures of hard work. He grew gorgeous speciality flowers in his garden on the waterfront and he loved his dogs.
Les was well known to yachtsmen, commercial fisherman and tug boat operators as a Gabriola Legend. He was physically challenged by Alzheimers which forced retirement.
Les will always be cherished by Susan, Brittany, and Jarrid, to whom he was Grandpa, a hero, a good man, and a fun person who left many good memories. Survived by brothers Ron, Cedar, BC. Cremation. Waterfront Memorial Service announced at a later date.
"Grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must. It's only for awhile we must part. Though you can't see me I'll be near with all my love".
Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534.
STEWART, LEONTINE "TEENA" - Friday, 23 Apr 2004
Leontine "Teena" Stewart, nee Lambert passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord on April 23, 2004 at the impressive age of 92 at Bevan Lodge, Abbotsford.
She was born December 1, 1911 in Morinville, AB.
She is survived by her loving family, her husband of 34 years Robert, sister Marivonne (Tony) Lamoureux, brother Leon (Vera) Roy, Leger (Phil) Roy, stepsons Ray (Eileen) Stewart, Doug (Carol) Stewart, 3 step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:00 a. m. at St. Ann's Parish at 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford with Father Glenn Dion officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Teena.
Special thanks to Ruth, Helen and all the staff at Bevan Lodge for their wonderful care. Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534.
BURTON, CLAYTON LAWRENCE - Wednesday, 21 Apr 2004
Clayton Lawrence. Born October 15, 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta; passed away April 21, 2004 in Abbotsford, BC with his family at his side.
He will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Betty, his children Cheryl, Gaye, Carol (Ray), Barbara (Kevin), Bob (Heather), and his grandchildren, Jason, Rachel, Amber, Brian, Kayleigh, David, Teresa and Emily.
Pre-deceased by his parents, George and Gladys, and his son Brian Thomas (Yvonne).
Clay held many positions in the financial industry, finishing his career with the Toronto Dominion Bank at age 57.
His greatest joy in his retirement was walking with and doting on his grandchildren. Clay's wonderful sense of humour and infectious laugh will be fondly remembered by his co-workers, friends, and family.
A private service was held April 22, 2004 in the Menno Chapel, Abbotsford. The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff at Menno Hospital West 2 for their considerate care and kindness. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Alzheimer's Society of BC in his memory will be appreciated.
Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534.
VRIEZEN, AREND ADOLF - Wednesday, 10 Dec 2003
Adolf Vriezen passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Dec. 10, 2003 at the age of 79 years. He left behind his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Brendina, his five children (spouses), twenty grandchildren and numerous friends. We will deeply miss Papa.
Visiting hours are on Sunday Dec. 14 from 2 - 4 p. m. at Personal Alternative Funeral Home, 3070 - 275A st., Aldergrove; Interment Monday Dec. 15 at 11:30 a. m. at Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford; Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p. m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3215 Trethewey St., Abbotsford, B.C. Reception to follow at the church.
Condolences can be sent online at www.personalalternative. com
WALDIE, FLORENCE - Wednesday, 10 Dec 2003
Florence Margaret Waldie, passed away peacefully at MSA Hospital on December 10, 2003 at the age of 91. Predeceased by her parents and siblings. She is survived by her loving husband Roy, 2 sons Alan (Susan) and Bruce (Brenda), grandchildren; Gordon (Patty), Barbara (Michael Paul), Colin (Stacey) and Danielle (Jeremy), 5 great grandchildren, Thalia, Ethan, Emma, Sarah and Emily and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service was held on Monday, December 15, 2003 at 1:00 p. m. at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent East, Abbotsford, B.C. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Fondation will be greatly appreciated.
VALLEY VIEW FUNERAL HOME 604-596-8866
LOEWEN, MARGARET - Tuesday, 09 Dec 2003
Margaret Loewen, late of Tabor Home, Abbotsford, B.C., peacefully went to be with the Lord, December 9, 2003 at the age of 91 years. Margaret is survived by her son, Neil (Betty-Lou), 4 grandchildren, Dan (Christie), David (Jana), Nathan & Shoshana, great granddaughter Emma, sisters Rose Penner, Erna Isaac, brothers Harvey & Lee Toews. Predeceased by her husband Cornelius in 1988.
Graveside service will be held 1:00 p. m., Thursday, December 18, 2003 at Hazelwood Cemetery, 34070 Hazelwood Ave. Abbotsford, B.C. Memorial service will follow at 2:00 p. m. at Northview Community Church "Youth Centre", 32040 Downes Road, Abbotsford, B.C. Pastor Paul Loewen officiating. The Loewen family would like to thank the staff at Tabor home for their loving care of Mom.
WIEBE & JESKE FUNERAL DIRECTORS IN CARE OF ARRANGEMENTS 604-859-5885
ARMITSTEAD, MARIE - Tuesday, 09 Dec 2003
Marie Armitstead passed away peacefully in Courtenay, B.C. on December 9th, 2003 aged 94 years. Marie was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1985, her 2 brothers Herman and Eiling Kramer, and 3 brothers-in-law Tony (Molly), Bill and Kit (Clara Armitstead). She is survived and will be lovingly missed by her daughters; Marquerite (Darwin) Baker of Innisfail, AB, Mary Ellen (David) Johnston of Sechelt, and Roberta (Robert) Russell of Saratoga, B.C., her grandchildren; Patricia McMahon of Winnipeg, Ben (George) Edwards of Strathmore, AB, Darel (Kelly) Baker of St. Albert, AB, Carolyn (Kerry) George of Erskine, AB, Chris Johnston of Vancouver, Greg (Tanya) Johnston of Milwaukee, Wis., Ryan Russell of Richmond, and Leanne Russell of Burnaby, her 8 great grandchildren; Robert, Patrick and Benjamin McMahon, Morgan and Nicole Baker, Eric and Kurt George and Saryn Edwards, her 2 sisters-in-law Dorothy Kramer and Marg McLeod, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, as well as relatives in England and the Netherlands. Marie was very active in the 4H in Langley where she was leader of the Garden Club and assisted her husband in the Beef Club. She was also very active in the Old Age Pensioners in Abbotsford. She loved her home, yard and family.
A memorial service will be held in the lower mainland in early January. Donations in Marie's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 1101 RYAN ROAD, COURTENAY.