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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Abbotsford - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 24

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THOMPSON, Doug - Thursday, 27 Apr 2006
Joan and Doug Thompson of Garibaldi Dr, were reunited when Doug peacefully passed away on April 27, 2006 at age 70 years. He was predeceased by Joan Thompson on May 18, 2005, his loving wife of 50 years. They are survived by their children: Mary-Ann McMillan of Coquitlam, BC, Neil Thompson of Vancouver, BC and Ernie Thompson of Burlington, ON. Also three grandchildren Christine McMillan, Keigan McMillan and Nicole Thompson. Mr. Doug Thompson was retired after 36 years of service with Ontario Hydro. Mrs. Joan Thompson was retired from several years in the garment industry and as a homemaker.
A private Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Calvin Presbyterian Church. A celebration of Joan and Doug's lives will be held in Ontario in the summer of 2006. Donations may be made to either the Canadian Cancer Society or the Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody, who gave such compassionate and dignified care in Doug’s final days.
Woodlawn Funeral Home

MULLER, Gertie - Thursday, 27 Apr 2006
Our loving mother peacefully left us to be with her Lord on April 27, 2006 leaving us with many wonderful memories.
She was truly a very special person, left behind to cherish her memory are Joyce and (Jim), Edna and (Art), (Cliff), Harry and (Barbara), Ken and (Shirley), Larry and (Ciska), Russ and (Dawn), (Janice), 29 grand children, 45 great grand children and two great great grand children. Predeceased by her husband Herman and her daughter Bernice and son Robert.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at The Living Hope Christian Reformed Church at 34631 Old Clayburn Road, Abbotsford, B.C. on may 18, 2006 refreshments will be served following the service, at 11:00 am. Please no flowers. Donations may be made to Menno Home, 32910 Brundage Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 1N2.
A very special thank you to the wonderufl staff at Menno Home for their love and care of our mother.

LeROY, Travis Brian - Thursday, 27 Apr 2006
Feb. 7, 1966 - April 27, 2006
Travis was predeceased by his father Brian LeRoy in 2004 and Grandfather Thiessen in 1977. He leaves to mourn his passing his three children Tannis, Colt and Tamara all of Abbotsford, BC; grandmother Anna Thiessen; parents Gilbert and Anna Ducharme of Mission, BC; brothers Todd (MaryAnne) LeRoy of Steinbach, MB, Darryl (Kim) Ducharme, Darren (Leslie) Ducharme all of Mission, BC; sister Odette Ducharme of Port Coquitlam, BC; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 3 at Bardal Funeral Chapel, 843 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Interment followed at Brookside Cemetery.
BARDAL FUNERAL HOME Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204) 774-7474
Condolences: www.bardal. ca

HILVERDA, Murk - Wednesday, 26 Apr 2006
July 28, 1934 - April 26, 2006
Passed away suddenly into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on April 26, 2006. Survived by his loving wife Margaret, 5 children, 8 grandchildren, 9 siblings, and far too many friends to count. Memorial service on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 2 pm in the Canadian Reformed Church, 33947 King Rd., Abbotsford. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779

De La GORGENDIERE, Bryan Francois - Thursday, 27 Apr 2006
Bryan, born December 3, 1943, passed away peacefully April 27, 2006 at Worthington Pavilion at the age of 62 years. Bryan was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Lynn, son Graham (Marla), daughter Nicole (Brian), brother Marcel, 4 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:00 am from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd. Bryan was loved and will be missed by his family and those who knew him.
Woodlawn Funeral Home

JACKSON, Florence Margaret - Monday, 17 Apr 2006
Florence Margaret
Margaret was born in Toronto, ON August 15, 1921. She accepted the Lord as her Saviour when in her mid teens. She had a great love for children, and was involved in teaching Sunday School; and children’s ministry all her life. She responded to God’s call for full time service when she was 19 years of age and entered the Salvation Army Training College to become an officer. After her graduation, she was sent to Bermuda as an officer and remained there until February of 1944. She met her beloved husband, Russell Jackson in 1939 when he came to Toronto to attend the Salvation Army Training College. They were married in Yorkton, SK. on August 30, 1944. Together with her husband, Margaret ministered in Canada until joining the Evangelical Alliance Mission in 1947. In 1948, she left Canada with her husband and baby girl for pioneer missionary service in the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Margaret retired in 1986 and came to live in Abbotsford, BC.
Margaret is survived by her brothers John in Winnipeg, MB and Tom in Toronto, ON; daughter Lynnette Treen, CA; sons Paul (Buddy) in Abbotsford, B.C., Tom in Wheaton, IL, nine grand­children and five great-grandchildren. Margaret was predeceased by her infant twin sister Marie, another sister Emma, her parents and her husband, Russell. Margaret lived a life of deep devotion to her Master and Saviour, outstanding courage, fortitude and adaptability in the heart of Africa, a friend of all, a faithful wife, devoted and caring Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother and dedicated intercessor before the Throne of Grace.
Memorial Service Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 2:00 pm at the place of worship of the Central Heights MB Church, 1661 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC. For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made in Margaret’s name to the “Margaret Jackson Memorial Fund” for the training of Evangelists and Pastors at the Harare Theological College in Zimbabwe, Africa.
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RENNER, Christ - Tuesday, 25 Apr 2006
RENNER, Christ Renner, late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away on April 25, 2006 at the age of 89. He was pre­deceased by his brothers Raymond and Oscar; sisters Helen and Irene and his son Leroy. Christ is survived by brothers Harold and Wilfred; sisters Mary, Ida and Emma; daughter Ardis (Fred); sons Glen (Arlene), Edgar (Barbara) and Dennis (Caroline); 18 grandkids, 30 great grandkids and 7 great-great grandkids. Christ was a long time employee of BC Hydro and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 11:00 am from Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford, BC with burial to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery. In Christ’s memory donations may be made to ALC Foundation (Lou Gehrigs).
Woodlawn Funeral Home

CAIRNS, Ron - Thursday, 12 Oct 2006
In loving memory of a son, ­brother, father, grandfather and uncle. Ron Cairns born June 11, 1950 peacefully slipped away October 12, 2006.
Survived by his father, Roy Cairns, mother Rose, brother Randy and wife Carmen, sisters Janice ­husband Ken, Royann and husband Al, and Cathie. His daughters, Kerri-Anne and granddaughter Taylor, Brandy Pilon (Cairns) and husband Julian and grandson Brayden; nieces and ­nephews, Daniella, Michael, Steven, Greg, Brenna Jessica, Seth, Tory, Charlie, Rowan and Kathleen.
Ron appreciated kindnesses that were shown to him and others. He had a great sense of humour, quick wit and was a dreamer.
In each of us there is a little of all of use. Ron has now found peace and has left his earthly home for eternal rest.
Family service only to be held at a later date.

Boothby, Margaret Amy (Nana) - Sunday, 15 Oct 2006
1909 - 2006
Margaret Amy (Nana) passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2006, with her family by her side, at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her husband Edwin and son Marvin. She is survived by her daughter Laurena (John) Kabatoff; grandson Kevin (Donna) Kabatoff; granddaughters Dana (Scott) Guy, Lee-Ann (Chris) Carlson, Sheryle (Craig) Johnston; great grandchildren Kyle and Brandon Hosker, Thomas Gardin, Nicolas and Jared Johnston, Michale and Andrew Carlson, and Lauryn Guy.
Margaret was an active member at St. Andrew's Church and in the last years at St. Andrew's Co-op. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

BEATCH, Norbert - Saturday, 14 Oct 2006
Norbert was born in Cutknife, Sask on June 23, 1924 and passed away suddenly on October 14, 2006 at the Ebenezer Home in Abbotsford BC. He was pre­deceased by his brothers Omar and Clarence. He is survived by his loving wife Elaine of 54 years and their children, Mary (Edward Carter), Kathleen (Christopher Hinton) Timothy Beatch, Kenneth (Menna), Gerard Beatch, Joanne (Nicholas Soullie), Gregory (Cindy), Gerald and Janice Beaudry and 19 grandchildren. He is also survived by his ­brothers Ralph (Bea), Charles (Darlene), Walter (Pauline) Wilmer (Margo) and one sister Mae (Ralph) and their families; and sisters-in-law Kay (Clarence) and Bernice (Omar). Norbert and Elaine lived in Cloverdale for 18 years and then resided on Vancouver Island for 35 years, returning to the Mainland in November 2005.
Prayers will be held at 7:00 p. m. on Wednesday, October 18 at St. Anne’s Church, 33333 Mayfair St. Abbotsford. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Frank Landry on October 19 at 1:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Schizophrenia Society (Abbotsford Branch) 2615A Montrose Ave., Abbotsford BC or charity of choice would be appreciated.

ALLARD, Cheryl Anne - Sunday, 15 Oct 2006
Cheryl Anne (nee Schaufert)
After an 18 month battle with cancer, Cheryl passed away peacefully, with her husband and children at her side, on the morning of Sunday October 15, 2006 at the MSA Hospital.
Cheryl was born March 2, 1948 in Abbotsford, BC, where she continued to live for most of her life, raising her children, and working for over 18 years at Lilydale. Cheryl was a gentle and kind woman, quick to laugh, and always ready to help a friend. A loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend, Cheryl will be greatly missed. After many years at Lilydale, Cheryl will no longer be calling out the time.
Cheryl leaves behind her ­mother, Margaret, and stepfather, Al Yaworski; her three brothers, Ronald, Gary, Dennis, and their families; loving husband, Michael Allard, and the Allard family in England; son, Kenneth, and ­partner, Jolene; daughter, Keri, and husband Dwayne; grand­children, Ashlyn and Markus.
A celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Abbotsford on Thursday, October, 19 between 4-8 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation (1-888-906-2873).

NEUFELD, Anna - Friday, 13 Oct 2006
Anna – Passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 13, 2006 at age 82. She is dearly missed by her husband Dr. J. G. Neufeld; her family Barbara and Dave Lawrence and their son Christopher; Lori and Bruce Morris and their children Jennifer and Jake; Heidi and John Lee and their son Jackson; Houlda Neufeld; Kaethe and Ian Wright and their children Jonathan and Caitlin; and by many close friends and relatives. Born Anna Theissen on February 10, 1924 in Landeskrone, Ukraine, her life was marked by her relationship with Jesus Christ and her love of Scripture. One of her favourite passages was Psalm 121 which ends with these words: ‘the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. ’ Anna Neufeld leaves behind two generations of family who love God, rich friendships and a loving marriage of 60 years. A Memorial Service will be held at Bethel Mennonite Church, 24687 56th Avenue in Aldergrove on Thursday, October 19th, 2006 at 10:30 a. m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5T 2Y4 or at www.worldvision. ca.

MANTEI-KRAHN, Mathilde (Tilly) - Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006
Mathilde (Tilly) Krahn [Mantei] went to be with her Lord and Saviour on October 10, 2006 in the MSA Hospital. One week short of her 94th birthday. She was born on October 17, 1912 in Steinbach, Manitoba to William and Amelia Krantz. the oldest of 12 children – six boys and six girls.
Mom is survived by her four children: daughters: Joyce Ott (Ewald), Abbotsford, BC; Betty (Ralph) Nywening Kelowna, BC; Helen (George) Lutz Chilliwack, BC and one son Bob Mantei (Randi) Richmond, BC. She was blessed with seven grandchildren who were the light of her life: Lori Hoffman (Mark) and Judy Ediger (daughters of Betty) Greg and Matt Lutz, Jennifer Jakubec (Jon), and Courtney and Marlee Mantei. Her other joy was her two great-grandchildren Nolan and Ella Jakubec. Her sister, Lillian Beck, Armstrong, BC and her brother, Marvin Krantz, Grande Prairie, Alberta, also survive her. She has many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was blessed with many friends who considered her “Mom”. Predeceased by her first husband Louie Mantei in 1967 [married 31 yrs] and her second husband Pete Krahn in 1991 [married 22 yrs].
After the death of her second husband, mom settled in to a peaceful and fulfilling last few years. She enjoyed her home, living on her own until she was hospitalized. She knitted and baked up a storm. She always had something to give you when you went home. At the age of 92 she voluntarily gave up her drivers licence. Mom lived each day to the fullest even with her aches and pains. She loved her Lord to whom she had given her heart in her youth. We will miss her so much – but we have the confidence we will meet again!
Private graveside service for the family at Langley Lawn Cemetery with a Memorial Celebration of Life at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly October 17, 1:30 pm
The family thanks everyone for their prayers and kind words of support at this most difficult time. Thank you to the nurses and doctors, especially nurse Mary and her butterfly kisses. In lieu of flowers, please make a generous donation to the Gideon Bible Society.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Aldergrove, BC

KETTNER, Edgar - Thursday, 12 Oct 2006
Ed passed away October 12, 2006, peacefully at Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission, BC. He fought a long battle with cancer. Ed will be sadly missed by his wife Sylvia, his mother Charlotte Lochner, his step-­children; his brothers Herb, Frank (Vearl), Brian; his sister Betty and his grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank his wonderful doctors, Dr. Finch, and Dr. Patel, and the caring staff at Christine Morrison, who were so kind.
The memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 1:00 pm, at Grace Church on McMillan Rd., Abbotsford.

HUBBARD, Frank Thurloe - Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006
Frank Thurloe Hubbard died peacefully at home on October 11, 2006. Born December 12, 1919 in Brantford, Ontario to Frank and Gertrude Hubbard, Frank's favourite childhood memories were of time spent on his uncle's ranch in Calgary. He quit school in Grade 9 to farm. When the war began, he worked as a machinist manufacturing Lysanders. In 1941 Frank joined the RCAF, became a pilot and was sent to England where he flew many aircraft in operations. His favourite was the Spitfire. When badly burned in a plane crash he went to the hospital in East Grinstead where he was one of the early Guinea Pigs (a burn treatment program pioneered by Canadian Dr. Ross Tilley). There he met and married a beautiful redhead volunteer nurse, a secretary for the military General Staff. Shirley (nee Chambers) from Sarnia, Ontario, returned to Canada with him and they began their family while Frank graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at University of Toronto and worked on the Avro Arrow project before moving to St. Foy, then to Valcartier Village, Quebec in 1955 to work at CARDE (DREV). In 1973 they moved to Prince George where he and Shirley operated P. G. Airepair, repairing aircraft. In 1978, they moved to the lower mainland then to Chilliwack where he worked for Harrison Air, Canadian Aircraft Products and the Ministry of Transport. Frank never really retired, continuing consulting on aircraft design. Frank and Shirley became devoted members of the Abbotsford Flying club and enjoying time with aviation friends while raising Arabian horses and highland cattle on their farm. Frank is mourned by his wife of 62 years, Shirley, sons Frank (Trish), Michael (Karin), Ross (Linda) and daughters Kathleen (Steve) Erb, Kristen (Garry) Corrigan, Lauren (Bruce) Peel, Moira (Sean) Short, 23 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A memorial will be held at the Abbotsford Flying Club on November 4, 2006 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Elizabeth's Wildlife Centre, 32508 Verdun Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 7Y3.
Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

Holota, John Ivan - Friday, 13 Oct 2006
John Ivan Holota will be deeply missed and richly remembered by his family, after passing away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2006 at MSA Hospital in Abbotsford. John was one of three children born to Mykyta Holota and Miirysea (Maria) Basarab on June 20, 1925 in Boberka, Ukraine. He left the small farming village near Turka at the start of World War II, and eventually made his way to Germany, where he met his wife-to-be, Jutta, who was from the Bavarian town of Schliersee. John and Jutta emigrated to Canada in 1951. John quickly established himself as a skilled welder, working with a number of companies including Horton Steel, Chicago Bridge and Dominion Bridge. His work in the petroleum industry and dam construction took him across Canada and around the world, including jobs in Kuwait and South Africa.
John and Jutta’s only child, Andrew, was born in 1957 in Chicoutimi, Quebec. The family moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia in 1963, living on a hobby farm on Gladwin Road and raising beef cattle while John continued in his trade until his retirement in 1983.
John is survived by his loving family – wife Jutta, son Andrew, beloved eight-year-old granddaughter Anna, and daughter-in-law Heidi. He is also survived by sister Fenia in the Ukraine, and other relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, and sister Anne. John leaves fond memories with his close neighbours, co-workers and friends, among them those who shared countless hours fishing on the Fraser and in various lakes across B.C. which, along with gardening, was his favourite pastime for many years throughout his retirement. John will be remembered by his family as a steadfast husband, a sure provider and dedicated father, a caring and kind steward of all animals, and a man who could be relied upon in all circumstances.
Donations to Heart & Stroke Foundation in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
He rests in love and respect.

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