OLSEN, Ruth Anne - Saturday, 15 Apr 2006
Nov. 5, 1950 - April 15, 2006
Ruth passed away suddenly on April 15, 2006. She displayed such courage throughout her battle against cancer.
Ruth was always ready to try whatever came her way, from parasailing to river rafting. If Ruth was doing it she gave it her all. She had a passion for bowling. She loved family get-togethers. She found joy in knowing plans had been made and there was something to look forward to.
She was a great daughter, sister, aunt and great aunt. Always happy to see you and never asking for much. A person such as Ruthie is rare.
She was predeceased by her father, Albert Olsen, in 1990. She is survived by her mother, Georgette Olsen, and sisters, Jean (Dale) Harter, Mary (Dwight) Bates, Kathy (Frank) Nicolette, Trudy Olsen and Chris (Loren) Wiebe. She is also survived by her much loved nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A very heartfelt thanks goes out to Dr. Coppin and the Cancer Care Team at the Fraser Valley Centre in Surrey.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.
Bless you Ruthie.
Spread your wings and fly.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
O’BRIEN, Sean Graeme - Sunday, 23 Apr 2006
Sean Graeme O’Brien was born on St. Patricks Day in Killaloe, Ireland in 1922 and died on Sunday, April 23, 2006 in Mission, BC. As a boy he had a busy life, delivering papers, farming and working in brickyards in his summers. During this time he learned how to handle explosives. He learned classical piano and made an honourable appearance at Carnegie Hall. Sean played hockey and was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and you will find his name on the Stanley Cup for 1938. At 16 years of age he joined the Boy Soldiers and was soon moved to Regular Service (1938) and remained in the Royal Canadian Engineers for 34 years. He joined the 1st Canadian Parachute Btn. (keeping his Engineer Status) and was retired as a Master Warrant Officer. Sean often joked that if he had known their main job was jumping from airplanes and clearing land mines, he might have had second thoughts about the job. He had taken up drafting in school and followed that course into his retirement. He was one of few people who proudly wore both an M. M. and an M. C. This fascinating man was very special and much loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne St., Mission, BC. Burial to follow at Hatzic Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn
Mission Funeral Home
Nelson, James (Jim) Edwin - Friday, 21 Apr 2006
Jim Edwin Nelson was born on March 14, 1930 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He passed away peacefully on April 21, 2006 in Mission, B.C. at the age of 76. Jim was predeceased by his parents Jack and Kitty; his wife Marjorie and one daughter Cheri Darlene; 2 brothers, Jack and Glenn; and 2 sisters, Kay and Rae. He leaves to mourn his 4 children, Lori (Dudley) Clease, Karen (Dale) Vinnish, Jamie (Becky) Nelson, and Patti (Simon) Harris; 9 grandchildren, Cheri-Ann, Stephen, Daniel, Corinna, Brittany, Ben, Greg, Megan and Alexis; his sister Ann of Prince Albert and his brother Donald of Calgary; his sister-in-law Dorothy and brothers-in-law Scott, Howard and Norman; numerous nieces and nephews and his adopted family at Pleasantview Care Home where he resided for the past 7 yrs.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm at the Cedar Valley Mennonite Church 32840 Janzen Avenue, Mission.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Pleasant View Housing Society 7530 Hurd St., Mission V2V 3H9
Daddy, Papa in our hearts and memories forever.
JASKOT, Mr. Kasjan - Monday, 24 Apr 2006
May 11, 1940 - April 24, 2006
Mr. Kasjan Jaskot peacefully passed away Monday, April 24, 2006 at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford. He is survived by his loving wife, of 43 years, Janina; his loving son John (Juliana); daughters René Sosnowski (Stephen), and Alicia Jaskot; and four grandchildren James, Alexander, Nicole and Jeremy. Kasjan will be deeply missed for his good heart and fun sense of humour. Visitation will be Thursday, April 27 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
HAAF, Margaret Rose Haaf - Sunday, 23 Apr 2006
Oct. 13, 1940 – April 23, 2006
Marg entered into eternal life surrounded by her family at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Left to mourn are Ed, her husband of 39 years, sons Trevor and Jay, daughter Jody (Marc) Garneau, adored granddaughters Michaela, Dominique, Marya, and Kiera, as well as twin sister Bridget Rossiter, sister Marie (Francis) Kieley and brother Walter Williams.
She will be missed by loving relatives and friends from BC to Newfoundland, the beloved land of her birth. She was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Stella and brothers Gerry and Pat. She married Ed in 1966 and they were posted to BC where they started their family. During their years in the RCAF, they collected many friends across Canada before settling in Abbotsford. Marg worked in Activities at Maplewood House and MSA Manor. Marg was a devout Catholic and a woman of faith. We will miss her generous spirit, love of life, feistiness, and humour.
Many thanks to Jessica, Dr. Welsh, Dr. Kobierski, the Palliative Nurses, Chris and Valley Home Supportfor their compassionate care. Prayers will be Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm and the Funeral Mass will be at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford on Friday, April 28 at 10 am with Fr. Landry. Interment at Gardens of Gethsemane. Marg requested that donations be made to St. James Church Building Fund (2767 Townline Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5E1).
Kearney's Cloverdale, South Surrey
FOSMARK, Hattie - Tuesday, 25 Apr 2006
Hattie passed into the presence of her Lord on April 25, 2006 at the age of 95 years. She was predeceased by her husband Lee in 1985. She is survived by her loving family, daughters Gwen (Ron) Penner of Ferndale, WA, and Carolyn (Joe) Pallas of Chillwack, BC; grandchildren Kent (Mayumi) Penner of Japan, Dana (Peter) Klootwyk of Ferndale, WA, Mark (Gillian) Pallas of Calgary, AB; two great grandchildren Samuel and Anne Klootwyk. She is also survived by one sister Gunda Miller of Saskatoon, SK and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hattie's husband Lee pastored churches in Enchant, Taber and Edmonton, AB. Besides contributing to her husband's ministry, Hattie was also engaged in the education of many children during 20 years of public elementary school teaching. They retired to Abbotsford in 1976.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 1 at 1:00 pm in the Abbotsford Evangelical Free Church, 33218 Marshall RD., Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Fosmark Centre, care of Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Rd., Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1.
The family would like to thank the Fraser Valley Home Support team as well as Dr. Bale and the nurses at 2-West, MSA Hospital.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
FORSYTHE/ISBISTER, Hilary Joseph - Saturday, 22 Apr 2006
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Hilary Joseph Forsythe/Isbister on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Vancouver General Hospital. He is survived by his girfriend Nicole Winters and their beautiful son Damien Joseph Forsythe; parents Darcy Isbister and Karen Forsythe; brothers Ron and Darcy; grandparents George and Rita Isbister and Ron and Georgina (Oliver) Forsythe. He will also be remembered by his uncles and aunts, Janice, Randy (Ginny), Harold "Rusty", Collette (Rick), Sherry (Trevor), Greg, Mark (Fran), Leiva, Ross, Marcy and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his uncle Hilary "Dusty".
Prayers will be offered on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 8:30 pm at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 32550 Seventh Ave., Mission, BC. Funeral Mass will follow on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hilary's memory would be appreciated at the Fraser House Society, 33063 Fourth Ave., Mission, BC, a place to help our youth and families.
Thank you to all the nurses and doctors at the Vancouver General Hospital for all their efforts.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
FOISY, Nelson Ovila - Sunday, 23 Apr 2006
Nelson Ovila passed away peacefully in Abbotsford on April 23, 2006 at the age of 67. He was predeceased by his father Solomon Foisy, his mother Julia Lamoureux and his daughter Leandra Marie. He is survived by his loving wife Gloria and their four children Nadine, Gregg, Jerrime Treiber (Jasmine), Jennifer Treiber (Mark Lawson) along with 11 grandchildren, two sisters Yvette Richer (Bernie), Germaine Cabe (Steve) and two brothers Norris Foisy (Bibianne) and Lionel Foisy (Bev) and his second dad Robert Lamoureux, all who he loved dearly. Nelson had a lifetime of experiences. At the age of 15 he took his first job driving logging truck north of Valleyview, Alberta which was the beginning of his love for the road. In the early 60’s he started his own fuel hauling business in St. Paul, Alberta. By 1968 he sold the business, got his flying license and began flying supplies in to Williston Lake for logging crews. Two and a half years later Nelson went to full time truck driving, and as the song goes “I’ve been everywhere man”. Nelson logged over 3 million miles on the road. In January of 1992 he met his soulmate and little valentine, Gloria on a Greyhound bus and they were headed for a lifetime of happiness together. They married at the Greyhound Bus Depot in Abbotsford on February 13, 1993 making his family circle complete. It was then that Nelson chose to work locally still driving trucks; he worked for Riverside Excavation hauling heavy equipment and aggregates. In 1995 he began driving with Cement Distributors Inc. In the fall of 1997 Nelson went to work for Hollywood North in Vancouver in their transport division where he worked on 30 plus movie sets and lunched with many Hollywood stars. In 1998 he was diagnosed with COPD, a deteriorating lung disease. His struggle with his illness was courageous. Through it all he continued to bring joy and happiness to all those around him and never thought of himself. His greatest gift to people was his willingness to listen along with his objectivity and non-judgmental attitude and advice. He loved wood working in his shop where he created beautiful furniture for the people he loved. Nelson loved to camp and talk about his trucks. He wrote his memoirs as a legacy to his family during his illness. He was well known and much respected by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the BC Lung Association, P. O. Box 34009 Stn. D, Vancouver, BC V6J 9Z9.
Sincere thanks from the family to all the doctors and nurses who cared for him with a special thank you to everyone at the Worthington Pavilion for their love and support.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
WOLOSHEN, MRS. MARIA - Thursday, 07 Aug 2003
Mrs. Maria Woloshen late of Mission passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2003 at the age of 92 years. She is survived by 6 children, John (Faye) of Medicine Hat, AB, Helen (George) Coutu of Assiniboia, SK. Michael (Verna) of Abbotsford, B.C., Madeline (Ted) Hornsby of Mission, B.C., Linda (Dale) Christy of Princeton, B.C. and Daniel (Maureen) of Kitimat, B.C.
Maria was predeceased by her loving husband John, daughter-in-law Faye and grandson David.
Maria emigrated from Poland to Canada in 1926 where she met her husband John and they were married in 1930. Most of their lives were spent in south-western Saskatchewan prior to moving to Mission, B.C. in 1955.
Retirement saw them move to Rutland, B.C. in 1973. Upon John's passing in 1979, most of Maria's time was lived in Mission, B.C.
Prayers and Memorial will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 5:00 p. m. from St. Joseph's RC Church in Mission with Father Justin Trinidad officiating. Burial will be held at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Thursday, August 14, 2003 at 1:00 p. m.
HENDERSON'S FUNERAL HOME 604-854-5534
TOY, F. H. (TED) - Thursday, 07 Aug 2003
G. H. (Ted) born 1916 passed away suddenly on August 7, 2003. He is survived by his wife Evelyn.
Ted was an avid amateur radio enthusiast and a veteran of the Canadian Airforce. At Ted's request there will be no service. For those desiring, donations in Ted's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.aldergrovechapel.com
FIRST MEMORIAL ALDERGROVE 604-857-0111
DOERKSEN, FRANK J. - Thursday, 07 Aug 2003
Frank J. Doerksen born October 13, 1916 in the Ukraine, passed away August 7, 2003 at 86 years of age. His last place of residence was the Menno Home. He was predeceased by his eldest son L. Frank Doerksen in 2001, 5 sisters, 2 brothers and 2 grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Erna of over 64 years; children Judy (Ron) Hunter, Margaret (Albert) Rondeau, Dave (Lynn) Doerksen and Jon Doerksen; 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 sister and 1 brother. At 7 years of age, Frank and his family left the Ukraine and immigrated to Steinbach, Manitoba. In 1947 Frank packed up his wife and first 3 children, moving to the Fraser Valley. He established himself in farming and construction in the Abbotsford community. Living a life of dedicated service to God and his fellow man, he was active in his church and other non-profit societies. Leading choir and any other singing activities were his special joys.
In 1985 Frank retired to Keremeos, B.C. where he remained active in service to his beloved God in the church. Frank and Erna travelled extensively during the following years, helping various church groups build their meeting houses.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wed. August 13, 2003 at 11:00 a. m. from Ross Road Community Church at 3160 Ross Rd., Aldergrove, B.C.
WOODLAWN FUNERAL HOME 604-853-2643
WHITEHEAD, PATRICIA - Tuesday, 05 Aug 2003
Patricia Whitehead, born March 16, 1947 passed away at home August 5, 2003.
Pat was highly esteemed and loved by her staff at Mission Health Unit and others within the Fraser Health Authority. She will be greatly missed by colleagues and the community that she served as a public health nurse for the past 18 years.
In lieu of flowers, family and colleagues have requested donations to "The Pat Whitehead Books for Children Fund". These can be mailed to Mission Health Unit, 32618 Logan Avenue, Mission, B.C. V2V 6C7