ENNS, Mr. Cornelius - Friday, 13 Oct 2006
ENNS, Mr. Cornelius late of Matsqui, BC passed away on Fri. Oct. 13/06 at age 82 years. He was predeceased by both parents, one brother and his oldest son Don. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Katie; children: Alf and Kathy of Grand Forks, Rudy of Greendale, Carol of Rossland, Neil and Rose of Arnold, Annette and Alan Borrows of Abbotsford and Gerry and Miyuki of Abbotsford; 25 wonderful grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and siblings: Abe of Surrey, Trig and Phil of Steveston, Anne and Henry Adrian of Mission, Pete and Dot of Abbotsford, Eric of Whitehorse, Harold and Norma of Williams Lake and Nick of Abbotsford. Cornie was not fishing (as many predicted) at the time of death. He was active with the Mennonite Church, Gleaners, Senior Choir, catering and Melody Ensemble. Cornie had an unwaivering love for God and family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wed. Oct. 18/06 at 11:00 am from South Abbotsford Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd. Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gleaners would be appreciated.
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BONNETT, Joanne - Saturday, 16 Jun 2007
September 20, 1948 - June 16, 2007
Joanne Patricia Bonnett passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2007 with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her dad Harold, mother-in-law Winifred and her husband Steve. Joanne leaves behind her children, Kelly, Christine (Glenn), Jeff and Tracy (Dave); and her grandson Wesley “her little guy”. She also leaves her mom Marian; brother David (Laura); sister Bobbi; brother-in-law David (Lorna); father-in-law Ray; several nieces, nephew and close family friends Bill and Johanna who have always offered support to the whole family when needed. Joanne worked at Tim Hortons for eight years and loved going to work everyday that she could. As a family we would like to say thanks to Dr. De Klerk and all her nurses for going above and beyond to care for our mom. THANK YOU ALL very much. A memorial service will be held at Mission Sports Park, 8028 Oyama Street, Mission on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 3:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christine Morrison Hospice.
Arrangements entrusted to
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Neufeld, Rudy - Saturday, 16 Jun 2007
July 28, 1933- June 16, 2007
Rudy died peacefully at his home from pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Irma, the beloved dad of Stewart, Cameron, Cynthia and Garth, and the beloved opa of Adam, and Jordan, Luke and Aaron, and Alec and Graeme. Rudy will also be painfully missed and lovingly remembered by his son-in-law Karl, and by his daughters-in-law Catherine, Marianne, and Elizabeth.
Rudy was pre-deceased by his father Peter, his mother Mary, his brothers Peter and David, and by his sister Irene. He is survived by his sister Mary and her husband Peter, and by his brother Walter and his wife Helen.
Farmer, real estate agent, and athlete, Rudy was intensely interested in regional, national and world politics and events. He understood how political and economic systems and policies affect people’s lives, and he showed compassion for those in less fortunate circumstances. Social and outgoing, he enjoyed his family and friends and loved to play jokes and laugh.
We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to our home care nurses, especially Joanne, Robyn, Trish, and Janet for their compassionate attention and care. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the MCC would be appreciated.
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 22, 10:30 a. m. at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 3471 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.
“Let us hold unswervingly to the faith we profess, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
ESTENSEN, Dr. Ralph Norman - Saturday, 16 Jun 2007
Dr. Ralph Norman passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2007 from a sudden and invasive stroke.
Born in New Westminster, Ralph’s passion for working with animals began at an early age. As a young boy, Ralph knew that this would develop into a career in veterinary medicine. He earned his degree in agriculture from UBC in 1962, and became a veterinarian after having graduated from Guelph in 1967. Ralph truly enjoyed his profession and the friends he made along the way.
Ralph’s character was shaped by his strong and resilient spirit. He always stated, “In addition to good health, your most valuable asset is having an honest reputation. ” Ralph lived by this principle every day of his life and inspired his family to do the same.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the paramedics, doctors and the CCU nurses of Langley Memorial Hospital for their compassion and care of Ralph. In respect of his wishes, there will be no funeral. Instead, Ralph would encourage his friends and family to make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Dream Chasers Team in the 2007 Abbotsford Relay for Life (Canadian Cancer Society).
LEITCH (nee: Esslemont), Colin D. - Friday, 15 Jun 2007
Feb. 25, 1935 - June 15, 2007
My husband, our Dad, our Grandpa passed away peacefully in Hope, B.C. at the age of 72 with his family by his side.
Colin is survived by his wife Jane, of 48 years years; son Brian Leitch (Carol); grandchildren Steven and Amanda of Renton, Washington; daughters Valerie Thiessen (Art) or Abbotsford, B.C. and Tracey Leitch of Victoria, B.C. ; sisters Dorothy Derksen (Bill) and Betty Ciebien.
Colin was born in Weirdale, Saskatchewan. He was a master carpenter and could turn a plain piece of wood into something beautiful. He loved nature, camping, biking and watching old western movies.
We will miss him more than words can.
No funeral by request.
SHEPHERD, Alex - Friday, 15 Jun 2007
On June 15, 2007, Alex passed peacefully into Jesus’ arms with the sound of bagpipes playing at his daughter’s home in Ferndale, Washington. He had just turned 90 years old. Daddy was born June 3, 1917, to Thomas and Robina (McPhail) Shepherd in Forres, Scotland. Alex was the eldest of 8 children. His family immigrated to Canada in June 1926, with Alex turning 9 on the trip over the Atlantic. He grew up on the family farm in Madden, Alberta. In 1939, when he was 21, he joined the Canadian Army and served in World War Two. During those 6 years he served in England, Scotland, France, Africa, Sicily, Italy, Belgium, and Holland. Upon his return to Canada in 1945, he married Lucille Davies and had two daughters, Lucille and Denise. He was a member of the cement masons union for over 30 years and served on the board of directors. His wife, Lucille, died in 1964, and Alex married Dorothea Ziewicki in 1965. Together they ran the Capitol Hill Rest Home until their retirement in 1980. They moved to Abbotsford where Dorothea passed away in 2000. Alex will be remembered as a kind and gentle man who loved to feed the birds, grow roses, and build rock walls, many of which still stand today.
Alex is survived by his brothers, John (Jean) Shepherd, Ken (Marge) Shepherd, and Stan Shepherd; sisters, Mary (Colin) Arton and Jean (Irv) Rubin; daughters, Lucille (Robert) Shaw and Denise (Everett) Robinson; grandchildren, Lawton (Tanya) Shaw, Pamela (Ron) Pistell, Dorinda (Ashley) Smith, Jeramy (Pamela) Robinson, and Melinda (Duane) Richardson; great grandchildren, Aspen Pistell, Calvin, Nathan, and Alexis Shaw, and Isaiah Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held in August in Carstairs, Alberta. Arrangements are by Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory – Ferndale.
LETANG, Sally Ann - Friday, 15 Jun 2007
January 30, 1954 - June 15, 2007
After a courageous struggle with MS Sally passed away on June 15th at the age of 53 with her mother and son at her side. She leaves our world to be with her father, Martin in heaven. Sally was born in New Westminster, BC and has resided in Mission/Deroche for the past 25 years. She will be sadly missed by her mother Ellen; daughter Arlene (Rick); sons Richard and Thomas; foster daughter Mandy; sisters Iris (Dan), Myrl (Tim), Kathie (Alvin) and Alice as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Sally touched many lives, she was involved with the Foster Parent Plan, Air Cadets, the church and Legion. She made many friends along the way and will never be forgotten. The family would like to thank all the people at the Grand Street Lodge for all the love and support they have given Sally. A memorial service will be held at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home (7386 Horne Street, Mission) on Friday, June 22, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society.
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BAILEY, Zoë Rosemary - Friday, 15 Jun 2007
May 4, 1927 - June 15, 2007
It is with great sorrow we inform you of the passing of our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Zoë Rosemary Bailey. She leaves her loving husband and best friend of 58 years, Roy, and her children, Ian (Joanne), Rod, and Daphne (Nick). Also missing her very deeply are the joys of her life, her grandchildren, Devan, Brooke, Adrian, Stephanie and Sabrina. She also leaves her brothers and sisters in England, Colin, Pam, Daphne, Josie, and Tony and their families.
Zoë was a loving, gracious lady who had the gift of making everyone she encountered feel special. She will be missed too by her many friends whose lives she touched. Having moved to Gibsons two years ago, Roy and Zoë have enjoyed the warm welcome of their neighbours and the community.
Night, night, God bless - love you.
A celebration of Zoë's life will take place on Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 1:00 pm at 845 Oceanmount Boulevard, Gibsons. Please contact Daphne @ 604-939-4576 or Joanne @ 604-465-8279 for further details.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt in support of the CT scanner building fund.
WALL, Benjamin John - Friday, 15 Jun 2007
Benjamin John Wall, late of Abbotsford, passed away in his 85th year on June 15th, 2007 at the Langley Hospice with family and close friends at his side. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nettie; sons, Jim of Kamloops, Ben (Cheryl) of Abbotsford, Ed (Kathy) of Rocky Mountain House, AB, and Tim (Doreen) of Chilliwack; his brother John (Anne), sisters Elsie and Olga (Glen); nine grandchildren, and one great-grandson, as well as extended family members and many friends. He was predeceased by his son, John, in 2003.
Ben was born on May 8th, 1923, in Main Centre, Saskatchewan, and moved with his family to Abbotsford, BC, in 1941. In 1948 he married his honey (Nettie) and began farming chickens and cattle on LeFeuvre Rd. In 1978, he and Nettie moved to McKenzie Rd. where they operated a successful raspberry farm. During this time, Ben served as a director of the Abbotsford Growers Co-op. He retired from farming in 1987.
Throughout his adult life Ben was very involved with church ministries and community services. He loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, camping, and playing games.
Viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 20th, 2007, from 7-9 pm at Prairie Chapel, 1929 Inter-Provincial Hwy, Abbotsford, and interment will take place on Thursday, June 21st at 10:30 am at Maclure Road Cemetery, Abbotsford. A celebration of life service followed by a reception will be held Thursday, June 21st, at 1:00 pm at West Abbotsford Church, 31216 King Road, Abbotsford.
THOMPSON, Mrs. Lucy - Friday, 15 Jun 2007
Mrs. Lucy Thompson, late of Abbotsford, passed away on June 15, 2007 at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her husband Glen on August 30, 1990 and her sister Eileen of Burnaby. She is survived by her sister Phyllis and her brother Jack. Mum was born in London, England on October 3, 1919. Her family moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where Mum grew up. Mum met Dad in Dauphin, Manitoba and they were married October 19, 1940. Lucy’s greatest joy in life was her family. She leaves behind her loving family; Betty (Dean) Newham, Faye (Gerald) Bryce, Joan (Alan) Chatterton; grandchildren Shelly (Gary) Kornelsen, Heather (Pat) Hyska, Allison (Greg) Margarhitas, Jackie (Cory) Unger, Kathy (Warren) Irwin, Matt Chatterton, Stephen Chatterton; great-grandchildren Holly, Joey, and Lara Kornelsen, Kevin and Kayla Unger, and Nathan Irwin. The family would like to thank the caregivers of Maplewood House and Claudia Brown who gave Mum such love and support for the last 2 years and especially in the last few days. Special thoughts go out to her friends from Cascade Court, her church and her bridge club of many, many years. A funeral service will be held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 2:00 pm with Rev. James Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at Musselwhite Cemetery. Donations may be made to CNIB, 1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4G 3E8 in Lucy’s memory.
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PUGSLEY, Kenneth Richard - Thursday, 14 Jun 2007
Kenneth Richard Pugsley passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007 at Mission Memorial Hospital at the age of 74 years. Ken was predeceased by his mother, Sylvia Reeves. He is survived and will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary, sons, Michael (Suzie) and David and his daughter Tina and his grandchildren. In lieu of flowers a donation to the BC Lung Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, Mission, BC.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
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.