TOWER, Sally Ann - Wednesday, 20 Sep 2006
Oct 8, 1936 - Sept. 20, 2006
Sally Ann (Born Sally Ann Jasbec), passed away suddenly on Sept. 20, 2006. She is survived by her mother Sally (Sarah); three sons Kim, Kris and Brad; four grandchildren Sara, Carly, Dalton and Savannah.
Sally was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and lived in Abbotsford for the last 45 years where she touched many people's lives. Her good nature and genuine passion for people and life will be deeply missed by family and friends.
A special thanks to the numerous and outstanding staff at sub-acute and MSA Hospital who looked after her throughout the last year and her many friends who visited and supported her at that time.
A celebration of Sally's life for family and friends will be held at the Rancho, 35110 Delair Rd. on Thursday, oct 19, 2006 from 2-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MSA Hospital Auxiliary, where Sally volunteered for many years when she first came to Abbotsford, would be appreciated.
ARNOLD, Sara - Thursday, 05 Oct 2006
Sara passed away peacefully in the loving arms of her family on Thursday, October 5, 2006. Sara is survived by Margaret (John), Bob (Lora), Bill (Cathy), Barry (Lori), Shirley (Howie), Cathy (Don), Betty (Gordon) and Ray. Also remembered lovingly by her 32 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren (with 3 more on the way) as well as her brother Sam (Olive) McMath. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her 2 loving parents Matthew and Sarah McMath, 2 husbands Henry Scott and Fred Arnold and 7 siblings. Sara was also Mom, Grandma, Aunty, and “Mrs. A” to so many. Sara was born in Belfast Ireland on Feb. 1, 1924 and came to Canada in March of 1928, moving to Bradner, BC in 1929 where she lived till she went to be with her Lord. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2006 at 2:00 p. m. from the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC with Pastor David Webber officiating. Special thanks to Ulla and the Abbotsford Home Support Services, Dr. Collingridge and MSA nursing staff of 2 West for their compassionate care.
CHAPMAN, Natasha Laurene - Sunday, 01 Oct 2006
Oct. 24, 2005 – Oct. 1, 2006
Natasha passed away peacefully in her sleep at home. Her bright smiles and her warn hugs will be deeply missed by her parents Jeff and Sarah Chapman, big sisters, Samantha and Alyssa. Grandparents Garry and Lynne Chapman and Peter and Mary Laurie as well as great-grandmother Betty Laurie, many aunties, uncles, cousins and a very special neighbourhood of friends. Although Natasha was only with us for a short time she blessed our lives greatly and made each day a gift from God. We know she is safe in the arms of Jesus. Special thanks to all the emergency personnel and staff at MSA Hospital who were very helpful to us as a family during this time.
Public visitation will take place on Tues., Oct 10, 2006 at 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Private family graveside will be held. Memorial service will take place on Wed., Oct. 11, 2006 at 11:00 am from Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Foundation Lazare, #3-1751 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3Z2. or online at www.foundationlazare. org
Woodlawn Funeral Home
MILLER, Donald Gordon - Friday, 29 Sep 2006
June 20, 1944 - Sept 29, 2006
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Don Miller passed away Sept. 29, 2006. He fought a hard and courageous battle with cancer for two years. Predeceased by his son Kevin Gordon Aug. 24, 1991. Don leaves behind his wife, best friend and right arm, Barb, married 39 years; his daughters Janis (Brian), Rebecca (Adam), Erica (Mike) and Kendra his precious girl; sons Tony (Teresa) and Joe (Jen) and six grandchilddren. Don's kindness and love for babies, children and animals always showed. He loved sports and was an umpire for 18 years. He's now playing ball with Kevin and he will be missed deeply.
Thank you to Dr. Potter and the outstanding nursing staff at the Christine Morrison Hospice.
"In heaven there is no parting. "
A celebration of Don's life will be held on Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 for family and close friends from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Chrstine Morrison Hospice.
SCHURER, Thelma (born Tietje Haven) - Thursday, 28 Sep 2006
Thelma (born Tietje Haven) passed away peacefully on September 28, 2006 with her son Peter at her bedside. Thelma is predeceased by her parents and siblings in the Netherlands, also by her husband Bartholomew (Bill) in Nov. 1981, after 47 years of marriage, as well as her daughter Corrie Carter in Sept. 1999 and her son-in-law Beril Flink in 1993. She is survived by her loving son Peter of Nooksack, WA; 2 daughters: Minka Flink of Surrey, BC and Nancy (Henry) Bartel of Calgary, AB; son-in-law Morley Carter of Oliver, BC; as well as 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Thelma was the last surviving founding member of Bethel Reformed Church in Abbotsford, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
A special thanks to the numerous care home staff who looked after mom throughout the years, especially the two angels of care Susan and Linda and mom's doctor of many years, Dr. J. Pankratz.
A memorial service will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Cr. E., Abbotsford on Wed., Oct. 11, 2006 at 11:00 am, officiated by her pastor Dr. Hans Kouwenberg, with refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Calvin Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
ENTWISTLE, Edith Doris (Martin) - Tuesday, 08 May 2007
Edith Doris (Martin)
Our beautiful Wife, Mom and Grandma passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on May 8, 2007, at the age of 82. Edie, a long time resident of Abbotsford, BC, is survived by her beloved husband and best friend Jack Entwistle and her dear sisters Edna Haverstock and Nora Mitchell. She is also survived by her children Jim and Mickie Beaton, Kristine and Randy Schwartz, John and Grace Beaton, Janet Garrard, and Phil and Janet Entwistle: her grandchildren Kim and Dave, Shelby and Ryan, Stacie and Kevin, Michael and Julie, Alia and Don, Steve, Sharon and Edd, Warren, Ryan, Kate and Lucy. Very special to Edie were her great grandchildren, Jessica, Carly, Topher and Samara. Edie will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family who have all been touched by her life. She is predeceased by her parents, Julius and Christina Martin; her brothers, sisters Dorothy and Ella, husband Jack Beaton and her son Bradley Beaton.
The youngest of 10 children, Edie was born in New Sarepta, Alberta and raised in Richmond, BC. A wonderful and talented cook, Edie owned a restaurant in New Westminster and in Chilliwack before retiring in 1972 to become a full-time Grandma. Edie was gifted creatively and enjoyed decorating as well as music, dancing, and singing. Edie also loved to travel and meet new people. Her friendly and outgoing nature made her a person who others found easy to talk to and genuinely loved. She greeted all with the warmest of hugs.
Edie was a member of the Sevenoaks Alliance Church in Abbotsford. She loved to study the Bible and she enjoyed Christian fellowship. Her love for Jesus was the foundation of her life and she will be remembered for sharing that love with everyone she met. We will surely miss her captivating smile, the sound of her laughter and great sense of humour Edie was truly devoted to her husband and family and will continue to be the heart of the family. She lived every day of her life with joy.
As it is written: No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. ” - 1 Corinthians 2:9
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 1:00 p. m. at Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Union Gospel Mission, Box 2546, Vancouver, BC V6B 3W8.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
PENNER, Maria Monday, 07 May 2007
Maria Penner passed away peacefully on May 7, 2007 at the age of 91 years. Maria is survived by her loving family: Annie (Art) Loewen, Luise (Jim) Elphick, Erv Penner, John (Janet) Penner, Henry (Debbie) Penner, Helga (Ted) VanAsseldonk, Mary (Bob) Willock; 26 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She was sadly predeceased by her husband Victor and five children.
The Broken Chain
We all knew that evening,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone.
For part o f us went with you,
the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide.
And though we cannot see you,
your are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.
A time of visitation was held from 7:00 pm Sunday, May 13, 2007 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC. Burial 9:30 am Monday, May 14, 2007 at Maclure Road Cemetery, Abbotsford. Memorial service was 11:00 am Monday, May 14, 2007 at Clearbrook M. B. Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
CASSIDY, Miss Lucille Mary Edith - Sunday, 06 May 2007
Miss Lucille Mary Edith Cassidy, late of Abbotsford, passed away on May 6, 2007 at the age of 86 at Worthington Pavilion.
She is survived by her brother Pat (Eileen), 2 nieces, 4 nephews, 11 grandnieces and nephews and 12 great-grand nieces and nephews, cousins in Alberta and Ontario, and many friends.
She was predeceased by her father William, mother Estelle, brothers Stephen and Frank and nephew Bobby.
Her career was with Sinclaire and Valentine as an accountant. She loved to travel. Her hobbies are endless including designing her own clothing and needlecrafts. She worked on the Royal Commission, volunteered at St. Michaels Hospice in Vancouver and was active with pageants at Renfrew Community Centre and at St. Mary’s Church.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford on Friday, May 11, 2007, 1:00 p. m. A visitation will take place one hour prior to service. Interment at Hazelwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Lucille’s memory, to Parkinson’s Society of BC, St. James Building Fund, or Abbotsford Hospice.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
KERRIDGE, Donald Charles - Sunday, 06 May 2007
March 19, 1934 - May 6, 2007
Don was born March 19, 1934 in Chilliwack, B.C. and passed away May 6, 2007 in Mission, B.C. where he had resided for the last 29 years.
Don is survived by Marg, his wife of 52 years; 3 children: Shirley (Brian) Sullivan, Myrna (Don) Reason, Doug (Cassandra) Kerridge; 4 grandchildren: Colby (Tasha), Jen, Nathan and Graham; and 4 great grandchildren: Brayden, Emmalee, Andrew and Masen, also sister: Rosemary (Isadore) Woods; brother: David (Lorraine) Kerridge and many nieces and nephews.
An active member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, Don is well known for his many hours devoted to helping the boating public.
A celebration of Don's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Mission, B.C. on Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 a. m. followed by interment at Hatzic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Don's memory, to the Mission Hospice Society, 7324 Hurd Street, Mission, B.C. V2V 3H5
Heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers at Christine Morrison Hospice, Mission, where Don spent his last weeks.
LAVERTY, Evelyn - Saturday, 05 May 2007
1922 - 2007
Our beloved mother and nana passed away as the sun rose on Saturday, May 5, 2007, 11 days shy of her 85th birthday. Predeceased by her darling husband Charles in 1989 and her first born and only son Michael in 1997. Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters Christine, Frances and Cecilia; grandchildren Wendy, Shannon, Alex and Stuart; sons-in-law James Inglis and Gordon Robertson. In England her dear sisters Elsie and Edna with their spouses Geoffrey and Fred; numerous nieces and nephews share in our sorrow. Mum will be missed by her "Happy Gang" chorus whom she loved, also many, many friends and acquaintances.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you and God bless to the many people who helped and cared for Mum.
Prayers are being offered the evening of May 9, 2007 at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am Thursday, May 10 with interment at Musselwhite Cemetery.
Her beautiful voice now sings with the angels. Rest in peace Mum.
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