REDEKOP, MARY - Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003
Mary, late of Abbotsford, B.C. peacefully went to be with her Lord on February 19, 2003 at the age of 96 years. Predeceased by her husband Henry in 1986, son Henry in 1930 and grandson Cameron in 1985.
Mary is survived by her loving family; children: Margaret (Abe) Schroeder, Henry (Elizabeth), John (Elsie), Helen (Peter) Neufeld, Walter (Lydia), Charlotte Johnson, Hilda (George) Hildebrand, Rudy (Louise), Elvera Corben, Elfrieda (George) Samilski, Hertha (Murray) Springer, 32 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a. m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at Bethel Mennonite Church, 24687 56th Ave., Aldergrove, B.C. Interment will follow at Maclure Road Cemetery, Abbotsford, B.C. Pastors Rudy Gortzen & George Hoeppner officiating.
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COXSON, OLIVE - Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003
Olive Naomia (Angell) of Yarow, B.C. Born on December 11, 1927 in Chester, Idaho. Called home by her Lord on February 19, 2003 at Norwood Hospice, Edmonton, AB, at the age of 75. Survived by her loving family, husband of 48 years, Gordon, daughter Dixie Minaker (Charles), Jalene Zirk (David) and Wanda Bootsma (Ed), sons Gordon (Kathy) and Tom, 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend will be missed by all who knew her.
Graveside service on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 10:30 a. m. in the Carman Cemetery, Promontory Road, Chilliwack. Memorial service will follow at 1:30 p. m. in the Church of the Nazarene, 2390 McMillan Road, Abbotsford with Rev. Arnold Airhart officiating. Should friends desire, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, #217 - 2825 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6S3.
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FREKE, EVELYN - Tuesday, 18 Feb 2003
Evelyn May Freke slipped peacefully away at Mission Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 approaching 93 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Claud and her son-in-law Michael Butcher.
She leaves to mourn her daughter Cynthia, and in England son Julian (Janice), grandchildren Louise (Mark), Thomas and Christina and great grandson Daniel. Born in Streatham, London in 1910, Evelyn immigrated to Canada at age 63. She was sociable, energetic and fiesty, a great cook and hostess and will be missed by all who knew her.
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LIVINGSTON, GORDON - Tuesday, 18 Feb 2003
Mr. Gordon Franklin Livingston, late of Okanagan Falls, passed away on February 18th, at the age of 64 years., at Rainbow Spa, Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA.
He is survived by his wife Lillian Dorothy, sons David Everett and Mark John Gordon, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
Gordon was a retired member of the RCAF. He was also an avid golfer and music lover.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 24th, 2003 at 4:00 p. m. from the Chapel of Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home at 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, B.C.
Cremation was held at Valley Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
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KLOOSTER, SENT - Sunday, 16 Feb 2003
Sent Klooster of Abbotsford, B.C. was called to worship with the Lord on Sunday, February 16, 2003.
He was born on April 12, 1925 in Appelschaa, Friesland, The Netherlands.
He is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Lois Klooster, three children Henry (Carla) Klooster of Leduc, AB, Glenda Wikkerink (Martin) of Leduc, AB. Sid (Melissa) Klooster of Abbotsford, B.C., 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
He was predeceased by one brother and one granddaughter.
Funeral Services for the late Sent Klooster will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at Immanuel Free Reformed Church, 3386 Mr. Lehman Road, Abbotsford. Interment to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery in Abbotsford.
"For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain"
HANNAH, THOMAS - Sunday, 16 Feb 2003
Thomas Hannah, late of Abbotsford, passed away suddenly on February 16, 2003 at 57 years. He was predeceased by his father Samuel in July 2002 and sister Caroline 1998.
He is survived by Heather, his wife of 32 years, son Scott; mother Caroline of Scotland; brothers John (Jae) of Abbotsford, Samuel, Edward (Lorna), sister Elaine (David) all of England and sister Rita (Alan) of Scotland, mother-in-law Jean McGregor of Scotland, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 21, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, B.C. No flowers please, however, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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PETERS, BERNHARD - Sunday, 16 Feb 2003
Bernhard Frank Peters aged 87 years, passed away peacefully February 16, 2003.
Survived by daughter Joyce, 3 grandchildren, brother and sisters.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 21st at 2:00 p. m. at Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford.
BARDWELL, KENNETH - Saturday, 08 Mar 2003
Kenneth Oliver Bardwell. Born in Benalto, Alberta, March 8, 1924. Dearly beloved husband of Iris, passed away March 13, 2003.
He is survived by two daughters, Karen Bardwell (Clarence) and her two sons, Christopher and Bill, all of Edmonton; Lynne Chennells (Carl) of Penetanguishene, Ontario and her two children, Naomi of Guelph and Eric of Dundas, Ontario. Also survived by his two sisters, Joyce Brown of Vancouver and Alice Price of Squamish, step sister Ruth Harty of Red Deer, Alberta, step brother Enos (Irene) Rasmussen of Eckville, half sister Shirley (Glenn) ryan of Kelowna, half brother Loyal of Red Deer, dear sister-in-law, Ann Rasmussen of Abbotsford and many relatives in England and Canada.
Ken met and married Iris on Octobver 30, 1943, while serving in the Canadian Army. They settled in Canada in 1944. After the War, Ken worked at CFAC, Calgary, then CBC Toronto; Atomic Energy, Chalk River, Department of Energy and Mines and Resources, Physical Metallurgy, Department of Agticulture, Engineering and Stats in Ottawa.
Ken and Iris retired to Abbotsford in 1983. Even though they did not reach their 60th wedding anniversary, they felt they had a wonderful life together.
Special thanks to Dr. Cyr, Dr. Heffner and Fraser Health Authority Hospice Palliative Care Services. Cremation to take place.
A service was held on Tuesday, March 18. In lieu of flowErs, donations may be sent to the Cancer Society or Hospice Palliative Care Services. Messages of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
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SIMPSON, KATHLEEN "MAGGIE" - Saturday, 08 Mar 2003
Kathleen Margaret "Maggie" born on July 30, 1912 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away at the Menno Hospital in Abbotsford on March, 8th, 2003
Interment Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, B.C.
KOVACS, JOHN - Friday, 07 Mar 2003
John Kovacs passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord on March 7, 2003 at the age of 83 years, at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C.
He is lovingly remembered and will be missed by his family; Maria, his dear wife of 55 years, daughters Mary (Bob) Coles of Kitimat, Janette Kovacs and her husband Brad Beer of Langley and special granddaughter Suki (Richard) Ford of Vancouver.
John will be truly missed by many close friends.
John immigrated to Canada from Hungary in 1951. He loved the outdoors and was a great fisherman. John took pride in his rose gardens... spending many hours taking care of them.
Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. from St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C., with Father Tien Tran officiating.
Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of John.
The family extends their appreciation to the nursing staff on 2 West at MSA Hospital, Dr. Winner and the ICU staff for their care and comfort.
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EYRE, THOMAS - Friday, 07 Mar 2003
Thomas C. V. J., late of Abbotsford, passed away on March 7, 2003. He was predeceased by his loving wife Kay in 1994. He is sadly missed by sons David (Elizabeth) of Anglesey, Britain; Michael (Diane) of Crescent Beach, B.C. ; grandchildren Nicola and Catherine and great-grandson Cameron. Also, sadly missed by his second family, Bill, Lynne, Kathryn and members of Peace Lutheran Church.
Special thanks to the staff and residents of Hallmark who made his last years so happy. Special thanks also to Dr. Parkin.
Memorial Service to be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware Street, Abbotsford, March 14, 2003 at 1:00 p. m. Refreshments to follow. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Arthritis Association much appreciated.
BARGEN, JACOB - Friday, 07 Mar 2003
Mr. Jacob J. Bargen late of Clearbrook, B.C. peacefully passed away on March 7, 2003 at the age of 92 years.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 54 years, Viola. Son Jim Bargen (Mary) McBride-Bargen) and daughters Verna and Norma, sisters Liese (Betty) Toews, Agata Harms and brother Gerhard (George) Bargen.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at 10:30 at Henderson's Funeral Home.
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HIGGINBOTTOM, EDWIN - Friday, 07 Mar 2003
Edwin Pierre Higginbottom, born December 28, 1918 in Vancouver, B.C., passed away March 7, 2003, in Mission, B.C.
Ed served with the Seaforth Highlanders in Canada, the United Kingdom, Central Mediterranean & Continental Europe, during WW11. He then joined the Provincial Police in 1946 and was a Constable for 4 years, he was discharged to the R. C. M. P. on amalgamation with that force and served with them from August 1950 to November 1966 in Nanaimo, Vancouver and Mission. Ed moved his family to Mission in 1954 and stayed here to retire to his acreage and garden.
Ed was member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #57 and Elks Lodge #30.
He leaves to mourn, his wife of 57 years, Marie, daughters; Tara, Dawn (Doug), grandsons; Vincent (Shannon) and Wesley, grandaughter; Summer and good friend Paul Buttle.
A Celebration of Life will be held March 14, at 2 p. m. at the Elks Hall, 2nd Ave., Mission.
PROKOP, ANNA (KOZAR) - Wednesday, 05 Mar 2003
Anna (Kozar) Prokop, born December 5, 1906, in Valley River, Manitoba, passed away peacefully at the age of 96 at Menno Intermediate Nursing Home, Abbotsford, on March 5, 2003.
Anna was predeceased by her loving husband Bill in 1977, a young son Ernie, daughters Lois Grant and Alice Burns, as well as one sister, and six brothers. Anna will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Elizabeth, Richmond Lions Manor, son Walter (Ruby), Winnipeg, Manitoba and son-in-law Jim Grant (Joan), 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
After retirement Anna and her husband moved to Richmond. In 1988, Anna moved to Abbotsford.
The family wish to sincerely thank Dr. Phillip-Stewart and all the staff at Menno Intermediate Nursing Home for their excellent and compassionate care towards Anna, and to Shirley Ruckle for her special friendship with Anna. Anna's son also wishes to acknowledge and thank his niece, Linda Hedges, for the many years of devotion and continuous support so freely given to her grandmother.
A memorial service will he held on March 10, 2003, 1 p. m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 Hazel St., Abbotsford, with the Reverend Connie Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Anna, donations to Menno Intermediate Nursing Home, 32910 Brundige Ave., Abbotsford, V2S 1N2 or Trinity Memorial United Church at above address, would be appreciated.