LAW, Barbara Ann Catherine - Monday, 23 Jul 2007
Barbara Ann Catherine (nee Male, Dunham)
May 16, 1931 - July 23, 2007
On July 23rd, our mother, Barbara, quietly slipped away from us and the unbearable pain she had suffered for many months. We will gladly carry the pain instead Mom. Our hearts ache.
Our mother was an amazingly strong woman throughout her life. Although not always evident to us, she passed this quality on. We will carry that part of you with us Mom. We hope you’re on the most lush, green fairway that you’ve ever seen. That the warm sun is on your face, your lungs are filled so full of fragrant air. When you hit the ball it whistles through the bluest sky as far and straight as you can see.
Wait for us at the 19th hole Mom. We will join you there. We love you and we’ll miss you, Lynda, Jacque, Barb, Rick, and Deb.
Barbara settled in 1980 in Abbotsford, where she was a successful advertising salesperson for the Abbotsford News for many years. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club for many years.
We would like to thank the nurses and doctors who were kind and cared for our mother with gentle compassion. There were some who cared as if our mother were their own. We thank you so very much.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 1:00 p. m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford followed by burial at Musselwhite Cemetery.
Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643
BRAUN, Nettie - Monday, 23 Jul 2007
Nettie, born May 15, 1926, passed away July 23, 2007. She will be forever remembered with love and missed by her family: daughter Monika and husband Rudi Epp; son Bruno and his wife Carolyn; daughter Hilda and her husband Rudy Paxian; grandchildren David, Stephen Chad, Cameron, Joel, Mark and Kellie; sisters Susie (Peter Dyck) and Mary (Ed Penner); brother Gerhard; stepchildren in Germany Hilda and Ferdinand and his wife Lenie and their families and other relatives and friends.
Nettie's services were held Thursday, July 26 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Mennonite Church. Donations, if desired, may be made in Nettie's name to MCC.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services 604-859-5885
GRAYDON, Martha (nee Graham) - Monday, 23 Jul 2007
June 1, 1920 - July 21, 2007
Martha Graydon passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord on July 21, 2007. Martha will be best remembered for her resilience in the face of life’s many challenges and for the down to earth way in which she touched the lives of many friends and family.
She will be greatly missed by her family: daughters Kathy Dennis of Beaumont, Maxine Graydon of Dease Lake, BC and son and daughter-in-law Gordon and Anne Graydon of Grande Prairie; grandchildren Tanya (Mark) Koob, Carson Graydon, Jared (Amy), Amber and Chelsea Dennis; sisters Dorris Jones and Jackie Hayward, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law. Martha was predeceased by her husband John of 47 years, as well as brothers Don and George Graham and sister Jean.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe, Alberta on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 2:00 p. m. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #101, 5208 - 53 Ave., Red Deer, Alberta T4N 5K2. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to: wfch@telusplanet. net. (Subject Graydon).
Wilson’s Funeral Chapel and Crematorium serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388
“A Caring Family, Caring for Families”
JENSEN, Joshua David - Sunday, 22 Jul 2007
Joshua David born March 5, 1990 was taken away from us suddenly on July 22, 2007. Joshua is survived by his parents Barb and Ryan, brother Christopher and sister Alisha; grandparents; Nonie and Egon Jensen, Helmut and Violet Ahrend, Aunt Lisa and Laureen, and Uncle Mark; -cousins; Devon, Kara, Jared, Graham and Alex.
Joshua is predeceased by his Nana Margaret Ahrend.
Josh lived a short life but lived big. He cared about family and friends and was always quick to make us all laugh with his wonderful sense of humour. Joshua attended 3 different schools in Abbotsford, Jackson Elementary, WA Fraser and Yale Secondary. At each place he had become friends with many wonderful kids. He played soccer until he was 11. He was the goalie for U11 Gold Team and with that accomplishment he decided to play hockey. Josh attended Yale Hockey Academy and played for AMHA Midget B Rep team. Hockey was his passion and with that came a dedication to this sport. From being a team player, always leading by example and trying to bring the best player he could be to each and every game. Josh had other interests, for a while skateboarding was a love of his, playing hacky-sac with his friends at lunch and Parkouring with Chris, Levi, Oniel and Brett. Snowboarding to the extreme.
Josh was a wonderful young man who surrounded himself with good friends.
The family would like to thank the Abbotsford Police and Victim Services for their compassion and support at this difficult time. We would like to thank his friends and their families and all our neighbours and friends for their support and kindness.
Joshua you will be missed but you’ve supplied us with a lifetime of beautiful memories and you will always live in our hearts forever.
A celebration of Joshua's life will be held on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 1:00 p. m. at Alderbrook Community Church at Centre Ice, 203-2700 Townline Road, Abbotsford, lead by Coach/Pastor Emil Fernandes.
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534
DOHERTY, Mrs. Doreen Lillian - Saturday, 21 Jul 2007
Mrs. Doreen Lillian Doherty, late of Abbotsford, passed away on July 21, 2007 at the age of 82 years, at the Cottage, Abbotsford.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, John; daughters Lynne (Allen) Vander Linde, and Erin (John) Denault; sons Zale Yardley, Guy, and Shawn (Carol); 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren as well as many relatives and friends.
Doreen was predeceased by her son Gary.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534
BONNER, Frances Mary Lillian (Gervais) - Saturday, 21 Jul 2007
Frances Mary Lillian (Gervais) passed away suddenly on July 21, 2007 in Surrey, BC at the age of 86 years. Predeceased by her husband Vince and sister Violet, Frances is survived by daughters Linda (Doug), Karen (Paul) and sons Ken (Tanya), Doug (Terrina). Also survived by grandchildren Jeanette, Erika, Keith, Jessica, Emma and Mackenzie and great-granddaughter Sophia and great-grandson Ayden. She also leaves a loving extended family of nieces, nephews and a circle of friends who filled her life with love and laughter. Frances will always be remembered for her generosity and sense of humour.
A celebration of her life was held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at the Maple Ridge Community Church, 20450 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
PHELPS, Lillian Beatrice - Friday, 20 Jul 2007
Lillian Beatrice Phelps (nee Arnell) was born April 13, 1921 at Vinsulla in the North Thompson region of B.C., and passed away July 20, 2007 in Nanaimo after a protracted struggle with Alzheimer's disease.
Her family moved from the interior to Deroche in the Fraser Valley when she was a child. She married Ron Phelps in 1939 and during their working life they lived in Harrison, Texada Island, Mission, Hope, Maple Ridge and at an assortment of logging camps. In retirement they lived in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. She was predeceased by Ron in 1995, and is survived by her son Ken.
Both Ron and Lil spent their lives devoted to working hard and with complete integrity and honesty at whatever task was presented to them. Nothing was ever procrastinated or left half done. Like so many of their generation they were kept from a higher education by economic and family circumstance, but were careful to provide a home that was supportive of learning and provided the opportunities they had been denied.
Thanks to the staff of Dufferin Place in Nanaimo who treated Lillian with such respect long after her personality had gone. Donations to Alzheimer's research would be most appreciated.
Sands – Nanaimo
JANZ, Lydia - Thursday, 19 Jul 2007
Lydia Janz, born August 3, 1920, in Saskatchewan, went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2007. Lydia was married for over 60 years to her beloved and devoted husband Leo. With her quiet strength and wisdom, she was a vital part of Leo’s ministry as founder of Janz Team Ministries. Lydia was a remarkable woman of faith and compassion whose life was defined by her belief in a personal, loving, and gracious God. Leo and Lydia resided in Abbotsford, BC in their retirement years and finally at Menno Home. The family would like to thank the staff at Menno Home and Hospital for their loving and compassionate care.
Lydia leaves behind a loving and adoring family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who treasure her memory.
We invite friends to join us in a celebration of Lydia’s life and God’s faithfulness at a Memorial Service on Monday, July 23, 2007 at 12:30 p. m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
JOHNSTON, Eugenia (Jeanne) - Monday, 13 Dec 2004
Born July 20, 1922 passed into the presence of her Lord peacefully in her 82nd year on Monday, December 13, 2004, at Marwood Extended Care Home in Langley, BC. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Albert William Johnston, in 1996; her parents Steve and Lena Kolson; and her brothers, Ben and Eddie Kolson.
Jeanne grew up in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and even a part of North Dakota. At 16 she moved from home to finish her high school education. During WWII, she joined the RCAFWD in Winnipeg where in the fall of 1940 she met her future husband at the Crystal Palais. She married Albert on Dec. 19, 1945, and moved to British Columbia in 1952.
Jeanne was very active in her community as a Cub Master for ten years, a Sunday school teacher, and an active church member for her entire life. She enjoyed painting, drawing, reading, writing, gardening, and farming. She enjoyed everything relating to nature, especially beautiful flowers. She loved being with her children and cherished her grandchildren.
Jeanne will be lovingly remembered by her six children: Shannon Stewart (Norm Rowell); Bill Johnston (Barbara); Laura Jeanne Scott (Leslie); Katy Worth (Dan); Bob Johnston (Christine) and Michael Johnston (Bonnie); 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hallmark, MSA Hospital, Magnolia and Marwood who have cared for Jeanne in the past few years.
A celebration of Jeanne’s life will take place on Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 3:30 pm. at the Langley Masonic Temple, 20701 Fraser Hwy, Langley, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.
JOHNSEN, Betty Anne - Saturday, 11 Dec 2004
Betty Anne Johnsen, born on November 5, 1925, passed away peacefully at Mission Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 11, 2004. She was predeceased by her husband Sam.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC.
GONZALEZ, Margarita - Monday, 13 Dec 2004
Margarita Gonzalez passed away peacefully at Mission Memorial Hospital on Monday, December 13, 2004 at the age of 92 years.
Margarita will be lovingly remembered by her children Antonio (Patricia), Margarita (Vic) Susec and Jose Manuel; grandchildren Emma (Salomon), Miguel Angel, Tony, Patricia (Sergio), Jessica, Lourdes Guiluu (Mark), Antonio Ricardo (Monica) and Lisette; and four great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 32550 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC, with prayers on Friday, December 17, 2004 at 7:30 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
LANIGAN, Beverley Anne - Sunday, 12 Dec 2004
The Lanigan family regret to announce the loss of Beverley Anne, who passed to the care of the Lord peacefully, on December 12, 2004.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Martin John; children Terence, Linda (Kent) Burke, Thomas (Darlene), Timothy (Liz), Shannon (Len) Heppner, Elizabeth (Ardin) Paul and Douglas (Carrie); grandchildren, Martin and Michael Heppner, Megan, Norman and Shaina Burke, Alana and Brandon Paul, Heather Lanigan, Tyler and Allison Lanigan and Jessica Lanigan; brothers and sisters Enid (Ed) Hughes, Ralf (Joan) Prime, Barry (Fran) Prime; sisters–in-law, Natia Grams, Margaret (Roy) Kappel, Betty (Bill) Howe; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Prayers will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 6:00 pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Abbotsford, where Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 17, 2004. A reception will be held in the Church hall immediately following the Mass. Interment will take place at the Hazelwood Cemetery at 1:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
OLIPHANT, James Cecil - Tuesday, 14 Dec 2004
James Cecil, born November 29, 1920, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, passed away December 14, 2004 at Menno Hospital, Abbotsford, BC after a courageous, lengthy struggle with Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy.
He was predeceased by his brother Jack and sisters Beatrice Whalen and Marjorie Davis. He is survived by his wife Gertrude, nee Wiedeman; daughters Carol Fisher of Denver, Colorado, Janet Gates (Cormack) of Calgary, Alberta; son John of Vancouver, BC; grandchildren Skya Richardson (Ray), Sydney Fisher, Daniel and Matthew Gates; and a sister Mildred Cole of Calgary, Alberta.
He served as captain with the Three Rivers Tank Regiment in Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, and Holland. In 1980 Jim sold his insurance agency in St. Alberta, Alberta and retired to BC where he enjoyed golfing, gardening and travelling.
No service by request.