WILLIAMS, Betty Joan - Sunday, 01 Oct 2006
Betty Joan Williams of Mission, BC, passed away on October 1, 2006 at Mission Memorial Hospital at the age of 68 years. She was predeceased by her son Allan, sister Laura Jean, mother Katie and father Russell (Buster). Betty will be lovingly remembered by her husband Gordon, son Russ, grandson Chris, brother James Roy Grant and extended family and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne St., Mission, BC with Reverend Judy Stark officiating. Interment to follow at Hatzic Cemetery. Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
BARKMAN, Edwin Fast - Thursday, 28 Sep 2006
Oct. 19, 1920 - Sept 28, 2006
Edwin was born to Klaas and Marie Barkman in Steinbach, MB. He loved to travel, to do business, to fly his plane an dream of owning a yacht. Edwin loved his family and will be sadly missed by his wife of 60 years Della (Gossen); children Dawn-Marie (Peter Doyle) Barkman of Kamloops, June (David) Skillicorn of Kingston, Lee (Ann) Barkman of Guernsey; grandchildren Dennis, Leanne, Kit, Megan and great grandson Alex, as well as Denise Ramsey and her family who were important in his life.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Friday, oct. 6, 2006 at 2:00 pm from central Heights MB Church.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
DUMARESQ, Daniel Warren - Saturday, 30 Sep 2006
Passed away in Vancouver in a tragic accident Sept. 30, 2006. He was born in Mission, BC September 1, 1965. He is survived by his wife, Wendy, two step-children Kerry and Steve, mother Joan (Threlfall) Arcand, father Ron Dumaresq, brother Ken, many relatives and friends. He is pre-deceased by his loving grandmother, Freda Threlfall. At 21 months of age an illness left Danny with a profound hearing impairment. This created many challenges. In spite of this he approached life with energy, a positive attitude, and a determination to succeed. He made friends with all who knew him.
Service will be held at New Hope Christian Church 11838 - 88th Ave., Delta Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at 1:00 p. m. In lieu of flowers and in Danny's memory donations (cheques) may be made to the Vancouver Oral Centre for Deaf Children, 3575 Kaslo St., Vancouver, B.C. V5M 3H4.
"Forever in our hearts, Danny"
GILL, Nirmal Singh (Mehna) - Friday, 29 Sep 2006
Nirmal Singh (Mehna) resident of Abbotsford for 20 years and formerly of Mehna District, Moga. Predeceased by his wife Harbans Kaur in 2001 as well as 2 brothers: Mohinder Singh and Dial Singh. During his working life he was a Headmaster in India. He holds two degrees in education. His teaching career began in 1953 until his retirement in 1986. Nirmal Singh taught at Dasmesh Punjab School for 10 years. He continued working and writing articles and was a member of STIBC, The Society of Translation & Interpreters of BC. Nirmal Singh will be remembered by his children: Devinder Singh (Naveet Kaur) Gill of England, Darshan Singh (Sukhjeet Kaur) Gill of Abbotsford, Jaswinder Singh (Rajinder Kaur) Gill of Edmonton, Devinder Kaur (Balwinder Singh) Sangha of Lynden, WA and Tejinder Kaur (Kulwinder Singh) Sangha of Abbotsford; 20 grandchildren; brother Satwant Singh (Parminder Kaur) Gill of Malaysia; sister-in-laws: Gurmail Kaur Gill of Surrey and Pritam Kaur Gill of Malaysia, as well as nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 1:00 pm from the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
MURRAY (nee Muir), Desilets I. - Sunday, 01 Oct 2006
Desilets I. (nee Muir)
Desilets, daughter of Cyril Muir and Mary MacDonald, of Orillia and Orangeville, Ont. and Abbotsford, BC., died October 1, 2006, age 88 in Abbotsford, BC.
She was predeceased by her husband Jay; children Robert J. Murray and Mary Jane Preddy and her twin brother Lt. Donald Muir (WW2).
Des is survived by her siblings Bill of Almonte, Paul of Markham and Yvette
Muir of Ottawa, Ont. ; grandchildren Kevin Murray, Kim McLeod, Michael and Shawn Preddy and Laura Lee Hayes plus their spouses and children.
Des and Jay retired to BC from Ont. to be near their children. Des continued as a reader and Eucharistic minister in the church. She retained her interest in the CWL, curling and Royal Canadian Legion, though not as actively as in Orangeville. Her love of gardening and walking also remained.
Prayers will be held Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 6:00 pm at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford BC. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 6, 2006 at 1:00 pm at St. Ann's Church. Interment to follow at Musselwhite Cemetery.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
PETERSON, Inez Maxine - Saturday, 30 Sep 2006
Inez Maxine passed away Sept. 30, 2006 at the age of 78 years.
Predeceased by her husband Russ in 2003, daughter Cheryl and her sister Elizabeth. Inez is survived by five daughters Elaine (Alred) Wirth, Gayle Womack, Lynda (Claude) Nobert, Sharon (Dave) Orlando and Dianne (Ralph) Gargaro; 14 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Inez is also survived by her six sisters Irene, Erma, Willa, Dorothy, Anna and her twin sister Rosella; brother Wilson; family and dear friends.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct 4, 2006 at 11:00 am in the Cascade Community Church, 35190 Delair Rd., Abbotsford. Interment to follow in Hazelwood Cemetery, Major Lynda Richardson will officiate.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Directors
in care of arrangements
SCHAMPIER, Nikolaus "Nick" - Sunday, 01 Oct 2006
March 2, 1920 - Oct. 1, 2006
Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 1, 2006. Nick is survived by Anny, his loving wife of 56 years; son Tony (Bonnie); daughters Barbara (Larry) Remin, Rosemary (Lorne) Nicholson, Jaqueline Schampier; Gary Henriksen; grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Nick immigrated to Canada in 1966 with his wife and three children and took up residence in Richmond. After retiring from Canadian Pacific Airlines, Nick and Anny moved to Abbotsford. Nick will be remembered for his many interest, hobbies and activities around the house, garden and his tinkering on cars.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff at MSA Hospital.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at 11:00 am from New Testament Baptist Church, 5525 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Nick's memory to the Ronald McDonald Children's Charities, "Ronald McDonald House" or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Woodlawn Funeral Home, Chilliwack
MacMICHAEL, James E - Saturday, 15 Apr 2006
James E., born in Gays River, NS, June 18, 1921, passed away in Abbotsford, BC April 15, 2006. Survived byhis wife Betty of Abbotsford, BC; one brother and three sisters in NS and his son Gordon in Winnipeg, MB; stepchildren Laurie Strocel of Abbotsford and Rod Grant of Coquitlam; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Joined the RCAF in Halifax in 1940, joined the Canada Customs in Windsor in 1945, retired in Abbotsford after 30 years service. After retiring he enjoyed running a hobby farm for 17 year and was a life long member of the Canadian Legion.
A family celebration of his life will be held. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart Fund or Cancer Society would be appreciated. Following cremation his ashes will be interred in the family plot of Gays River, NS.
KING, Bruce Rex - Sunday, 16 Apr 2006
Bruce, suddenly and tragically, passed on April 16, 2006. He is survived by his wife and best friend Jean; children Debbie (John), Rose, Rob (Corrie) and seven grandchildren. Bruce also leaves behind father Rex; brother Norm (Patricia); sister Darlene (Cliff); nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by mother Emma.
At this time, in lieu of flowers, it was Bruce's wish that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Information about a memorial will be announced at a later date.
DEARDEN, George Robert - Monday, 17 Apr 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of George Robert Dearden on April 17, 2006 at the age of 55. Our loving son, father, and grandfather was surrounded by family when he was called away from this world. Rob is survived by his parents, Bob and Helen, daughters Krystie (Scott), Jenn (Todd), Grace (Chris), and son Jeremy (Crystal). He is also survived by granddaughters Jayden and Peyton and grandson Jordy. He will join his late wife Patricia and son Jamie. Rob’s most important asset in his life was his family and he lived his life for us. We love you and miss you dearly.
There will be a time for visitation on Monday, April 24 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Maclure Road Cemetery.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
DALE, William Rodney - Friday, 14 Apr 2006
William Rodney, age 39 years, late of Surrey, BC, formerly of Quesnel, BC, went to be with his Lord and Saviour April 14, 2006 after a lengthy battle with Huntingtons Disease and a brief stay in hospital. Rod is survived by his mother Pat (Ernie) Hildebrandt, sister Debra Becker and many other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his father Bill Dale in 1979.
Memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Central Community Church, 46100 Chilliwack Central Rd., Chilliwack, BC, Pastor Dave Jackson officiating. If desired memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the Huntington Society of Canada gratefully appreciated.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services
in care of arrangements
AIRHART, Arnold E. - Monday, 17 Apr 2006
April 25, 1918 – April 17, 2006
Arnold Elwood Airhart of Abbotsford, BC, died April 17 at the Mission Memorial Hospice at the age of 87. Arnold was born in Alsask, Alberta, the third of four children born to his parents John Franklin and Anne (Eby) Airhart. Of two elder twin sisters, Violet died in early childhood and Viola predeceased him in 2002. His younger brother, Willard, is retired and living in Hamilton. Arnold met, and later married, his wife Doris (Comfort) while he was attending Canadian Nazarene College in Red Deer, Alberta.
Arnold spent his life in service to the Church of the Nazarene, both as a pastor and as president of Canadian Nazarene College. His last assignment before retirement was Academic Dean of Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon their retirement in 1983, the Airharts returned to their native Canada settling in Abbotsford where they have lived until the present.
Arnold was a man of many talents and interests. He was an avid hockey player in his high school days and only his slender build kept him from pursuing hockey at a more competitive level. His passion for golf is well-known but he also enjoyed fishing for many years. And as much as Arnold enjoyed being a husband and father, he relished the role of grandfather and, in his last few years, great-grandfather as well. He took a deep and godly interest in his grandchildren and the legacy of love and spiritual guidance that he leaves to them is something that he took great pains to foster.
Arnold is survived by his wife of 66 years, Doris (Comfort), their three children and their spouses: son Philip (Laurie) of Veneta, Oregon; son Russell (Carol) of Winnipeg; and daughter Carolyn Alho (Rolland) of Calgary; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Willard (Dorothy), of Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Arnold’s name to Mission Possible Compassionate Ministries, 543 Powell St., Vancouver, BC V6A 1G8, or the Mission Hospice Society, 7324 Hurd St., Mission, BC V2V 3H5
Henderson’s Funeral Home
CAMPBELL, James (Jamie) Michael - Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006
James (Jamie) Michael
It is with great sadness that Jamie's family learned of his sudden passing in his home in Abbotsford, at the age of 41.
He was the much loved son of the late Michael Campbell and his wife Irene who presently resides in Salmon Arm.
Jamie is also survived by brother David (Jackie) of Coquitlam; sister Kim (Hank) Regier of Salmon Arm; one niece and five nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves to mourn his two children whom he dearly loved and missed, Michael age 11 and Macayla age nine who reside in Ontario with their mother.
Friends wishing to remember Jamie are welcome to join the family at the Flying Club on Sunday, April 23 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
First Memorial of Aldergrove are in charge of cremation.
No flowers by request. Donations may be made to your favourite charity.