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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Abbotsford - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 35

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KUSSMANN, Elfriede (nee Pfahler) - Friday, 04 May 2007
Elfriede (nee Pfahler) passed away peacefully May 4, 2007 at St. Michael's Hospice at the age of 83. Survived by her husband of 59 years, Friedrich; her son Tino and her sister Sofie.
No service by request. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. If desired, donations in lieu of flowers to St. Paul's Hospital Pain Clinic in Vancouver or St. Michael's Hospice in Burnaby.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home

PETERS, Mary (Maria Florence Brucks) - Friday, 04 May 2007
Mary Peters (Maria Florence Brucks) died peacefully at 12:40 on May 4, a week and a half before Mother’s Day. She was 90 years of age. Mary was born on October 25, 1916 in Stepanowka, USSR to Heinrich and Aganetha Brucks. Mary developed an early sense of community and a sense of herself, as she had 8 sisters and 1 brother. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour in her early years. The family moved from the USSR to Canada in 1926. Life was difficult, and the entire family worked hard at simply surviving in southern Alberta during the years of the depression. She was baptized here in Coaldale, Alberta. Mary took adult night school to finish high school and then took teacher training. She met Jacob Peters while at normal school in Vancouver in 1951. They were married on August 8, 1954 in the Yarrow MB Church in Yarrow, BC. Mary taught school for three years. The family then moved from Abbotsford to Field to Prince Rupert, following Jacob’s teaching career. The family settled back in Clearbrook, BC in 1960. They joined the Clearbrook MB Church, where Jake and Mary have been members ever since. Mary did some substitute teaching, but taking care of the household was her main concern. Mary loved to sing with her family, she would play the piano and the children and Jake would sing. She was an active member of the church as well, singing in choirs and teaching Sunday School when she could. Jake and Mary sold their house after all the children had moved out and moved into a smaller home. Mary lived a healthy life, which probably came from the fact that she liked to go on daily walks. She did suffer a few injuries, and in the very recent past was hospitalized as a result of having gallstones. She never ceased praying and she loved Psalm 23. She did not recover her health, and took her last breath on May 4.
She is predeceased by her father, mother, four sisters and one brother; she will be missed by her husband, Jacob Peters, children Joyce (Gerald) Loeppky, Henry (Karen) Peters, Don (Madoka) Peters, Dave (Connie) Peters, Laurie Peters, Ken (Melinda) Peters, and 16 grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford. Graveside service will be Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 9:30 am from Maclure Road Cemetery with Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 a. m. at the Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford. Donations may be made to the MB Mission and Services International, c/o Clearbrook MB Church.
Woodlawn Funeral Home

MARTIN, Dr. Shelley Anne - Thursday, 03 May 2007
Dr. Shelley Anne
Dec. 15, 1975 - May 3, 2007
Born in Kelowna, BC. Shelley obtained her BA (U. Vic), Masters (Boston's Emerson College), taught 2 years at OUC (Kelowna), before receiving a full fellowship to the U. of Louisiana (Lafayette).
April 17, 2007 Shelley was ­ecstatic to officially be "Dr. Martin" after many years of hard work. We were all so proud of her. May 3, 2007 at 9:30 pm God had a better destination for Shelley and warmly welcomed her to Heaven when an impaired driver ended her life instantly in Baton Rouge. Shelley's loved ones will attend her May 19th convocation to accept her diploma, attend her memorial there, and see a perpetual scholarship awarded in her name by the university. A Unitarian service will be held in Victoria's Gateway Baptist Church May 26 at 2:00 pm.
This beautiful, bright, caring angel will be greatly missed by her loving and devastated mother Michele of Abbotsford, father Terry (Sylvia) and brother Jeff of Victoria, and many, many others who loved her. In lieu of flowers donations will be greatly appreciated to the "Shelley Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund" account 4071720 at any Coast Capital Savings branch.
-Fly Free My Darling-

HILLS, Doris Marjorie - Thursday, 03 May 2007
Doris Marjorie Hills passed away peacefully at the Royal Columbian Hospital on May 3, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Leonard, Doris will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Marjie and Wendy; her son Alf; grandchildren Rob, Heidi, Michael, James Patrick, Elijah and Lias as well as her great-granddaughter, Lily Marie. Doris was a long time resident of Mission and Deroche having moved to the area in 1926. She was a mother and friend to many.
A funeral service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church (33077 – 2nd Avenue, Mission) on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 1:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
604 826-9548

THIBEAULT, Len - Thursday, 03 May 2007
1926 - 2007
Len passed away suddenly on May 3, 2007 at Langley Memorial Hospital. He will be missed by his loving wife Lillian Thibeault; his children Lynda (Royce) McCutcheon, Laurie (Doug) Jackson, Sandy Scheier, Carol (Don) Halliday and Ron (Sherry) Thibeault; numerous grand­children and great grandchildren.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations to the Lung Association and/or The Heart and Stroke Foundation will be appreciated.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services 604-859-5885

DYCK, Arthur - Monday, 30 Jul 2007
Arthur, age 82, a long time resident of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully surrounded by family into the presence of his Lord, on Monday, July 30, 2007. Arthur will be remembered by his loving wife Margaret of 56 years; 3 sons Loren (Krysta), Barry (Trish), Ken (Linda); 7 grandchildren, Josh, Jordy, Christopher, Jaclyn, David, Mikael, and Rachelle; brother Nick (Betty); also numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends. Arthur will be remembered for his love and faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ, his family, and his compassionate heart for people.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 3, 2007 from 7 to 9 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 2:00 pm from Christian Life Assembly, 21277 – 56 Ave, Langley. If friends so desire, donations in Arthur’s memory may be made to The Gideon’s.
Woodlawn Funeral Home

DYKSHOORN, Frank Jr. - Monday, 30 Jul 2007
Frank Jr. passed away suddenly July 30, 2007 at 59 years of age. Frank was born in Bellingham, Wash. on June 11, 1948. He was the loving husband of Jean for 33 years and the devoted father of Dave and Tracey Dykshoorn, Jeff and Susan Dykshoorn and Brad Dykshoorn. Much loved grandpa to Eli, Allyson, Mason and ?. A special brother to Pat, Joanne, Helen, Mike and Bud. Frank will be sadly missed by his family and many close friends.
A service celebrating Frank’s life will be held on Friday, August 3 at 1:00 p. m. at New Life Church on Delair Road in Abbotsford. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Franks name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be much appreciated.
Henderson’s Funeral Home

KROEKER, Helen Janzen - Monday, 30 Jul 2007
Helen Janzen Kroeker passed away July 30, 2007 at the Tabor Home, Abbotsford, BC in her 100th year. She was born August 10, 1907 in Franztal, South Russia to Jacob K. and Katharina (Enns) Janzen. She enjoyed a carefree childhood and went to school in Russia. In 1925, the Janzen family left Russia for Canada and lived on a large farm at Rosser, Manitoba for five years before moving to Yarrow, BC in 1932. Helen and her sisters went to Vancouver to find jobs as domestics making the Vancouver Mennonite Girls Home their “home away from home”. She moved back to Chilliwack and worked for Dr. and Mrs. Mccaffray, an early Chilliwack medical doctor as housekeeper and assistant. In the early 1940s she moved back to Vancouver to work as a seamstress in a clothing factory. In 1960, the factory she worked in was closed and the business was moved to Los Angeles and Helen decided to move to Los Angeles so she could keep on sewing.
In 1968, she met and married Fred Kroeker of Merced, California. Fred passed away in 1986 and in 1990 Helen moved back to Canada and bought a condo in Evergreen Village where she lived until 1997 when she became a resident of the Tabor Home in Clearbrook.
Helen will be remembered for her generosity to family and friends, remembering all our birthdays with a card and note and especially for the valentines she sent to all of her extended family. Her delicious meals and the interesting things such as artichokes (from her garden) dipped in ­butter she taught us to eat when we visited her in California. We were making plans to celebrate her 100th birthday on August 10, but instead we are celebrating her life. She was everyone’s favourite aunt and now we are truly orphans as she was the last of her siblings: Jacob, Henry, Elizabeth, Katherine and Cornelia to be called home.
Helen is survived Fred’s children: Ruth Kroeker, Carl Kroeker and Gerald (Sara) Kroeker of Fresno, California; grandchildren David (Kristin) Kroeker, Timothy (Judith) Kroeker, Andrew (Christa) Kroeker, Mark (Kristin) Kroeker, Christine (JonPaul) Avent; great grand­children Joanna, Aaron, Erika, Daniel and Jonathan Kroeker, and Luke Avent and a very large ­number of nieces and nephews and their families.
Celebration of Helen's life will be held Friday, August 3 at 11:00 am at the Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church with Rev. Walter Wiens officiating. In lieu of ­flowers, donations may be made to MCC Canada.
Woodlawn Funeral Home

PRINGLE, Ronald John - Monday, 30 Jul 2007
Ronald John, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2007. He was predeceased by his wife of many years, Lenore. He will be dearly missed by his 9 children, Tina, Greg, Bev, Tracy, Susan, Andrea, Ronald Jr., Dolly, and Tammy, as well as 25 grand­children and 4 great grandchildren. Ronald will be fondly remembered by his extended family and many friends.
A celebration of Ronald's life will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at St. Andrew’s United Church, 7756 Grand Avenue in Mission, at 2:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
604 826-9548

ZOOLKOSKI, Helene Lea (Warkentin) - Sunday, 29 Jul 2007
The Zoolkoski family of Klamath Falls, Oregon, mourns the loss of their wife and mother Helene Lea Zoolkoski, who passed away at the age of 49 on Sunday, July 29, 2007, while serving at a mission hospital in Niger, West Africa.
Helene was buried on Monday, July 30, in the village of Galmi, Niger, in the presence of hundreds of people who had been inspired by her life.
She was born on May 15, 1958, in Jos, Nigeria, the first of five children to Arthur and Alice Warkentin. She obtained her bachelor's degree in education from the University of British Columbia, a degree in religious studies from Briercrest Bible College in Saskatchewan, and a master's degree in education from the Columbia University Teachers College in New York City.
Helene devoted a significant part of her life working enthusiastically to improve the accessibility and quality of education in the country of Niger. She worked with her husband to address the health care and spiritual needs of that region of West Africa.
Helene is survived by her husband Christopher Zoolkoski; her children Elisheva, 13, Zeb, 11 and Joel, 6; her mother Alice Warkentin of Vernon; her siblings Patty Coster of Redmond, Washington, Barbie Patterson of Lethbridge, Alberta, Kathleen Haak of Vernon and Andrew Warkentin of Prince George.

DUCHARME, Ron - Saturday, 28 Jul 2007
Mr. Ron Ducharme of Abbotsford passed away on July 28, 2007 at the age of 69 at Valhaven Home, Abbotsford. He will be missed by his friends. We enjoyed knowing you Ron.
No service by request.
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

HERWANDER, Birger - Saturday, 28 Jul 2007
Birger, born January 8, 1924, passed away July 28, 2007. No service by request.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-857-5779

FUNK, Herbert (Bert) - Saturday, 28 Jul 2007
Herbert (Bert), aged 77 years, passed away peacefully at Langley, BC, July 28, 2007. Survived and sadly missed by his wife Eileen; sons Bob (Helen), Jim (Gloria), Don, Barb and Rod (Rachel); grandchildren Landon and Hudson; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren as well as many relative and friends.
A celebration o f life will be held at Hendeson's, 20786 Fraser Hwy., Langley, BC on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke, Diabetes or Kidney Foundation.
Henderson's Funeral Home, Langley

WIEBE, Neta - Saturday, 28 Jul 2007
Neta Wiebe passed away suddenly at MSA Hospital, Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the age of 87. She was born on Jan. 6, 1920 in Neuendorf, Ukraine to Peter and Elizabeth Braun. Her ­interests were travelling and ­family. Her outgoing personality will be missed by many friends and ­family.
Neta was predeceased by her parents, her husbands, one brother, a sister-in-law, and a son-in-law. She is survived by her daughter, Agnes Tschetter of Chilliwack; grandchildren Veronica (Doug) Walter, Margo (Randy) Hoffmann, and Ron Tschetter; and her daughter Katie (Peter) Rempel; grandchildren Victor (Sharon) Rempel, John (Karin) Rempel, Karen (Rob) Reid, Dave (Shawna) Rempel; and 13 great grand­children.
Thank you to all the staff at the Menno Home who lovingly cared for Mom these last 3-1/2 years.
A memorial service will be held at the Clearbrook Mennonite Church on Peardonville on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2:00 pm.
If family and friends so desire, donations may be made to MCC, in lieu of flowers.

HYDE, Irene Blanche - Friday, 27 Jul 2007
Irene passed into the presence of her Lord on July 27, 2007 at the age of 89. She is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her long-time friend and companion, Carl. Her 3 children, Donald L. Hyde (Christine), Myrna I. Clark (Mike) and Teri J. Hyde, as well as 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grand-children and many nieces and -nephews. Predeceased by her husband Kenneth E. Hyde, the children's father; Crystal Ruschiensky, loved and adored granddaughter in 1999; great-grandson Richard Hyde in 2001; Marg Olson, dearly loved sister in 2001; and Teri Lynn Clark, loved as the first born grandchild of 2006. Irene deeply loved her friends and family unconditionally. She was a gracious, compassionate, caring and generous person who touched the hearts of everyone she met.
The family wishes to express a heartfelt appreciation to the many caregivers who went the extra mile to insure Irene's health and comfort.
The Memorial Service will be held in Abbotsford at Musselwhite Cemetery, 35000 Old Yale Road, on Tuesday, August 7 at 2:00 pm. Flowers are welcome or donations to MSA Hospital Auxilliary, at 604-853-2201.

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