BAILEY, ZoŽ 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, ZoŽ 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.
ZoŽ 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 ZoŽ have enjoyed the warm welcome of their neighbours and the community.
Night, night, God bless - love you.
A celebration of ZoŽ'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.
HILDEBRANDT, Mary - Thursday, 14 Sep 2006
Aug 16, 1920 - Sept. 14, 2006
Mary, late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away in the Menno Hospital on Sept. 14, 2006 with Peter, her beloved husband of 46 years, at her side. Mary loved people and enjoyed extending hospitality and visiting shut-ins. She spread love and laughter to all. During her months of suffer≠ing with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). Mary prayed that the Lord would take her home. The Lord answered her prayer and she is now at home in heaven. "She has fought the good fight, she has finish≠ed the race. " 2 Timothy 4:7
Mary is deeply missed by her husband Peter, son Roger Busby, grandsons and their families, many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family thanks Dr. Kuhn and the kind Menno Hospital staff for their loving care.
A memorial service was held for Mary at the Sevenoaks Alliance Church on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.
HOLLISTER, Victor Frederick - Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006
Victor Frederick Hollister passed away peacefully in Mission on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at the age of 81 years. He was predeceased by his wife Hilda, son John, daughter Ellen and brother Lance. Vic is lovingly remembered by his children Anne (Hans), George (Cindy), Sue (Steve) and Ed (Valerie); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many dear friends, especially Doug Adair. Vic was a well respected geologist and upon retirement, together with his wife Hilda supported many organizations and scholarships in the community. He was a member of Rotary (Past District Governor) and was honoured with many awards including Mission Citizen of the year and the Lighthouse Philanthropist Award which he shared with Hilda. He will be missed not only by his family, but by his colleagues and the community.
A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 11:00 am at Cedar Valley Mennonite Church, 32840 Janzen Avenue (southeast corner of Cedar and Cherry), Mission, BC, with Reverend Robin Ross officiating. If desired, donations in Vicís memory to a charity of your choice will be appreciated.
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KLASSEN, Peter Henry - Wednesday, 04 Oct 2006
Feb. 4, 1924 - Oct. 4, 2006
Peter passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Oct. 4, 2006. Dad is survived by his loving wife Joyce, of 45 years, his two children, Mark (Elaine), Sheila Patschke (Jason Loewen) and his beloved grandchildren Danielle and Liam with whom he had a special bond. Dad grew up in Arnaud, Manitoba but moved to BC as a young man. Dad settled in the Aldergrove/Abbotsford area in the early 1960s and drove truck for Royal City Foods for 28 years. He was also a volunteer firefighter in Aldergrove for over 25 years. He retired at the age of 50 when Mark and Sheila were just five and four years old. During this time they lived on 40 acres in the south Bradner area. Family life was important to Dad, Mom and the kids were very involved in the daily operations of their property. Special memories include Dad cutting 70 cords of wood each year, building utility trailers out of truck boxes and scouting the valley for the next project vehicle. Dad loved to build bon fires and the kids have many memories of wiener roasts and good times spent outdoors.
Dad was also great at building things, his workmanship was impeccable and he was very proud of all his building projects. One of his last projects was a playhouse for the grandkids. He built it out of free wood from the old coffin factory in Yarrow. Dad's motto was the cheaper the cost to build the better the project.
Dad was a good and loyal husband to Mom and appreciated all of her help when he needed more care. Dad had a great sense of humour and kept Mom laughing during their 45 years together.
Special thanks to Dr. Froese, Dr. Cyr, Janet and the wonderful caring nurses and staff at MSA Hospital, too numerous to mention, who all cared for Dad over the years.
There will not be a formal service. Those who knew Dad are welcome to attend an open house in his honour, Sunday, Oct. 15. Please contact Mark Klassen for more details.
MACK (nee Shastal), Elsie - Tuesday, 03 Oct 2006
Elsie (nee Shastal) Mack, of Abbotsford, BC, passed away in Langley, BC on October 3, 2006, with her loving husband Eugene at her bedside.
Besides her husband, of 55 years, Elsie is survived by her brother Alex (Olga) Shastal, brother-in-law Jack Henderson and niece Lori, sisters-in-law Alice Shastal and Loretta Shastal, and many nieces and nephews. Elsie was predeceased by brothers Bill and Harvey, sisters Anne Prokop and Mary Motriuk Kustra, and sister-in-law Helen Henderson.
Following cremation a private graveside service will take place at the Tsawwassen Cemetery.
In Elsie's memory a donation m ay be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
"Sweet be thy sleep until we meet again. "
MAYO, Lydia Juliana - Tuesday, 10 Oct 2006
Lydia Juliana Mayo born Nov. 5, 1924 in Czechoslovakia, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 in Mission at the age of 81. Lydia was predeceased by her beloved husband George in 2004. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Sandra (Stephen) Collyer, Brenda Nieboer, Noel Mayo and Gordon Mayo; by her grandchildren, Teresa, Byron, Erica, Heather, Scott and Amanda as well as her great grand≠daughter Lauren; extended family and friends. In her childhood, Lydia immigrated to Canada and ≠settled on a small farm in McCreary, Manitoba. As a young woman she joined the CWAC in Regina, training in Vermillion and after serving 3 years, was discharged in Vancouver where she met the love of her life, George. Together they started a family in BC and then moved to Rosetown, Borden and Dundurn, Saskatchewan where she promptly set up hair salons in each of her homes. Upon their return to BC, Lydia opened Mission Beauticians on Main Street with her ≠partner Blondie. After many years of hairdos, she set up the salon in her home where she enjoyed customers and their stories until retirement at 75. The family years involved camping and traveling throughout Canada and the US in a variety of trailers, exchanging them in later years for bus tickets to Reno. Lydia and George spent many memorable holidays including Newfoundland and traveling back twice to Czechoslovakia with her brothers, Joe and Walter and ≠sister, Marie. She loved her family, her friends and had a zest and generosity for life that will truly be missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission BC on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 2:00 p. m.
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McKINNEY (nee Boley), Donna Louise - Wednesday, 11 Oct 2006
After a long battle with cancer, Donna passed away on October 11, 2006 at the age of 71. She is survived by her daughters Linda (Neil) McPherson, Susan McKinney and Heather (Blaire) Masztalar. She is also survived by her grandchildren Katie and Erin McPherson and Robbie and Ryan Masztalar.
Private burial will be held at Musselwhite Cemetery. A Memorial Tea will be held at Henderson's Funeral Home on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Abbotsford Hospice Society.
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NAGY, John Paul - Tuesday, 03 Oct 2006
Handsome John Paul Nagy, born January 24, 1921 Middle Lake, Saskatchewan. Passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2006. He was married 66 years to his beautiful wife Julia. He is survived by two children, Judy Way and Julie P. (Don) Martin, grandchildren Jeff and Jon Nagy, Shaun and Sheena Way, Lorie and Juli Martin. He was predeceased by his wife in 2006, son John George Nagy (2001) and son-in-law Ted Way (1999).
J. P Nagy had a passion for fishing in his favorite B.C. watering holes and traveling to Mexico in winter. His happiest years were spent on his hobby farm, raising animals and enjoying his grandchildren in their early years. He was very creative and built beautiful wood birdhouses that we will cherish forever. We all love and will miss our "Gumpoo" dearly. He will be in our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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ZILINSKY - Thursday, 05 Oct 2006
Aug. 4, 1921 - Oct. 5, 2006
Irene passed away on Thursday, October 5th at the Cottage Nursing Home. She is survived by Frank, her loving husband of 62 years, son Larry (Ruth), son Bill (Debby), and numerous other family members. A celebration of her life will be held in the Carriage Lane Hall at 32691 Garibaldi Dr., Abbotsford, on Saturday, October 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. No flowers by request.
BROWN (nee Giesbrecht), Margaret - Monday, 09 Oct 2006
Margaret (nee Giesbrecht) went peacefully to be with her Lord on October 9, 2006. She was pre≠deceased by her husband Peter in 1992. She was also pre≠deceased by her parents, Cornelius and Aganetha Giesbrecht and her sisters Lena in infancy, Nettie Klassen, Hilda Hamm, Susie Derksen and her only brother, Ed. She is survived by her children, Sharon Turk (Larry), Verne (Judy), Dianne Schellenberg (Ted) and Rick (Gloria), 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sisters Marie Stoesz (Bill), Trudie Unrau, Annie Loewen, Tina Stoesz (Henry), and her brother-in-law George Hamm. She enjoyed being a homemaker and her love for children was evident by the number of foster children placed in her care. When her husband retired she entered the work force at the University of Manitoba Food Services and loved the huge kitchen and serving at gala parties for the university administration. In 1986 mom and dad moved to Abbotsford, BC where they continued their worship of the Lord at Grace Church. Mom invited many friends, young and old, into their home for meals and fellowship. Mom loved to watch baseball and curling, and was an active bowler. Her last year was a struggle after receiving a pacemaker in January of this year.
Public visitation will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 7:00 - 9:00 p. m. at Grace Church, 2087 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, BC. A Graveside service will be held on Friday, October 13, meeting at Grace Church at 10:30 a. m. A memorial service will be held at Grace Church at 1:00 p. m. If desired, donations may be made in her memory to Campus Crusade for Christ, PO Box 300, Vancouver, BC V6C 2X3, or to the Wycliffe Bible Translators, 4316 10th Street N. E. Calgary, AB T2E 6K3.
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BUDD, Eugene (Gene) Howard - Monday, 02 Oct 2006
Eugene (Gene) Howard, born in Kelliher, Saskatchewan on October 17, 1917, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2006 after a long illness. He will be deeply missed. Eugene is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lorna; daughters Darlo (Peter) Gong and Janet; son Bruce (Piyakan) and grand≠children, Aaron, Mathew, Naomi Gong and Dui as well as many loving relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Eugeneís Life will be held at Thornhill Hall, 26007 Ė 98 Avenue, Maple Ridge on October 14, 2006 at 2:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the BC Cancer Foundation.
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WIEBE, Mary Ann - Wednesday, 26 Apr 2006
Mary Ann, born February 27, 1958, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2006. Mary Ann will be greatly missed by her husband Milton; her four daughters, Lisa, Eleny, Aimee and Mikayla; her parents Leo (Ann) Van Nieuwenhoven; ≠sister Ria (Ted) Kooyman; four nieces and ≠nephews; her extended family and many drear friends.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 7:00 - 8:30 pm from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 28, 1:00 pm from South Abbotsford MB Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd., Abbotsford. If friends so desire donations may be made to Uganda Jesus Village by directing cheques to Global Harvest Centre.
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SAGMOEN, Hughina - Monday, 24 Apr 2006
Hughina, affectionately known as Cherry, passed away at Ridge Meadows Hospital April 24, 2006 at the age of 83 years. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Milo; sons Scott (Wendy), Wayne (Evelyn) and daughter Ines; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 pm from the Arbor Chapel at Valley View, 14660 - 72nd Ave., Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice in Cherry's memory.