MCNEILL, Jim - Friday, 13 Jul 2007
Born: December 23, 1938
Died: July 13, 2007
Jim passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 13, 2007. Jim will be sadly missed by his wife Mardy of 17 years, his stepchildren Linda (Rick) and Robert (Joan), and many grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 2:00 p. m. from Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford.
A special thanks to the staff of Unit 2 at Tabor Home for their devoted love and care of Jim.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
VANDERGRAAF, Johannes (John) - Thursday, 12 Jul 2007
On July 12 2007, God called his faithful servant, Johannes (John) VanderGraaf home in his 99th year. John leaves behind his beloved wife of 39 years, Ann, two sons, Tjalle (Evelyn) in Pinawa, MB, John (Elly) in Cloverdale, BC, grandchildren, Robert, Marc, Jennifer (Christopher) and Christopher; Rick (Sirkka), Janice (John), and Russell (Corin); Charlene and Richard; and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Geraldine (Gerritje) in 1957, his only daughter, Frankie, in 1978, and by his many siblings in The Netherlands and in Canada.
During his long life, John put his trust in his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He was a faithful member of the Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church where, as recently as last April, he often assisted in greeting his fellow parishioners and handing out church bulletins.
The family thanks the medical staff of the MSA Hospital for the superb care that they gave John in the last stages of his life.
A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Burnaby for the immediate family followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm at the Immanuel Covenant Reformed Church, 35063 Page Road, Matsqui, BC, with Rev. William Van der Woerd officiating. Henderson’s Funeral Home, Abbotsford is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bethesda Christian Association are appreciated.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
WERNER, Doris M. - Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007
Doris M. Werner, a precious Mom, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wed. July 11, 2007 at age 98. A long-serving pastor’s wife and 1st grade teacher in Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois, she is remembered for her love of children with special needs.
She was married 50+ years to the Rev. Loyal E. Werner (deceased in 1991). She is survived by her son, Dr. Lance D. Werner (Ph. D. Univ. of Washington), a geography professor for 18 years at Trinity Western University.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 20, 2:00 pm at Third Christian Reformed Church, 514 Liberty St., Lynden, Washington.
Donations can be made to the Loyal and Doris Werner Scholarship Fund, TWU, 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1 or a charity of choice.
She will be missed greatly for her spunk, loving dedication to disadvantaged children and a smile that could light up any darkness.
You may share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at: www.gilliesfuneralhome. com
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden
HESS, Dr. Fritz - Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007
In loving memory of Dr. Fritz Hess who passed away peacefully on July 11, 2007. He will be dearly missed and forever loved by his spouse Hildegard, her devoted family Susanne, Detlef, Frederi-ka, Sami, Hans, Nancy; grandchildren Christian and Annika, his brother Ernst and extended family and friends.
Private family arrangements for a celebration of his life as a loving devoted husband, father and grandfather. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Mission Hospice Society.
FRIESEN, Susanna (Klassen) - Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007
March 23, 1928 – July 11, 2007
Sue Friesen was born March 23, 1928 in Winkler, Manitoba, the 10th of 12 siblings, to Herman and Helena Klassen shortly after her parents came from Russia. When she was one year old her parents bought a big farm in Clair, Saskatchewan, where she spent her happy childhood years and attended a one room schoolhouse. Here she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and Lord as a young child while attending Daily Vacation Bible School.
On September 8, 1937 (at 9 years old) Susie was diagnosed with polio, and was hospitalized in Wadena, Saskatchewan. Given that this was harvest time, she didn’t have one visitor during her 3 week stay in the hospital and became very homesick. In December she was sent to Gray Nuns Hospital in Regina for further treatment. Susie recovered with muscle waste in her left leg leaving her with a pronounced limp that would stay with her for the rest of her life.
In November 1942 the family moved to a dairy farm on Ross Road, in Abbotsford, British Columbia where she attended the Mt Lehman School. She was baptized on July 16, 1944 by CC Peters and joined the Clearbrook MB Church. Sue was very happy to be able to attend Bible School for several years, singing in trios and the choir.
In 1956 she met Jack Friesen, they fell in love and were married on June 30, 1957. Jack and Sue purchased a home in Sardis, and started their married life together, joining the Greendale MB Church. 2 children were born to them in Sardis – Alan and Iris. After living there for 10 years, they sold the place and in 1968 they moved to Clearbrook so that their children could attend the Mennonite Educational Institute. Jack and Sue joined the Bakerview MB Church at that time, and they have been faithful members for the past 38 years. Sue loved her church very much, and made every effort to serve, singing in choirs, and in various other ways.
Sue has always loved to sing, teaching her children and grandchildren many songs, and singing in many choirs until her health no longer allowed it.
Losing Jack just over 3 years ago, her life’s partner of 46 years was a very difficult time for her. Building on the strength of character that came from her battles with her health, she again determined to make a life for herself and be a positive role model for her children and grandchildren. She was determined to become a great-grand-mother, and was blessed with a great grandson just one year ago.
In April of 2006, Sue took a nasty fall and broke a hip, starting a downward slide in her health over the past year. After surgery and a short stay at Bevan Lodge, she spent her last months at Sherwood Crescent home where she quietly slipped into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ. No more pain, no more suffering – and no more limp!
Sue is predeceased by her husband Jack, her parents, her grandchild Luke Friesen, and 9 of her siblings. She is survived by her son, Alan, (wife Martha), her daughter Iris (husband Ken), grandchildren Joseph (and Sheila) Falk, Jared (and Shanna) Falk, Joshua Falk, James Falk, Jennifer Falk, Ryan Friesen, and one great grandson, Caleb Falk. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Mary (husband Dave) Schmidt, and Helen (husband Dave) Neufeld, and 6 sister in laws – Helen Doerksen, Rose Berg, Thelma Byddevaate, Frieda (husband Jake) Born, Katie Hagen, Gloria (husband Leonard) O’Brien, and Irene (husband Les) Friesen, and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside service to take place at McLure Rd. Cemetery, 33900 Maclure Rd., Abbotsford at 10:00 am Wednesday, July 18, with a Memorial Service at Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford at 11:00 am, fellowship lunch to follow.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
AQUART, Mrs. Floris Carmen - Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007
Mrs. Floris Carmen Aquart passed away on July 11, 2007 at home at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughter Hilary (Leon), son Lennox (Yvonne), grandchildren Craig (Colette) and Lisa (Adam), great-grandchildren Matthew, Rachel, Sarah, and Asher, and sister Kathleen. She was predeceased by her husband Owen Malcolm Aquart in 1991, one brother and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at St. Matthew’s Church, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Matthew’s Church.
Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534
SMORENBURG, WAYNE - Tuesday, 23 Dec 2003
Wayne Smorenburg, late of Abbotsford passed away on December 23, 2003 at the age of 65 years. Wayne is lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Audrey, son Maark (Sandra), daughter Wendy (Steve), grandchildren, Lauren, Trent and Katelyn as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law and friends. He was precedeased by his brother Barry.
As a young lad he attained his Gilwell level in Scouting and continued working with the Boy Scouts until 1965.
He coached and refereed minor hockey for many years.
Wayne worked for McGavin Toastmaster for 17 years and then owned and operated Valley Aluminum until 1985. He retired after having open-heart surgery in 1987. Served on the Board of Agrifair for 4 years. Did volunteer work for the M. S. A. Musem Society. Worked diligently on the Committee to improve the water quality of Mill Lake. Over the past 10 years he was the School Crossing Guard at Marshall and Salton Roads. Each Christmas "Santa Claus" took his place, and for one week prior to the holiday season many people got to enjoy his beautiful Christmas tree that stood at this corner.
Wayne was an avid gardener and handyman. He was a loving and caring husband, father and Poppa and will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 2, 2004 at 2:00 p. m. from Trinity Memorial United Church with Arlene Kroop officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
HENDERSON'S FUNERAL HOME 604-854-5534
WHITE, SHEILA - Monday, 22 Dec 2003
Sheila White passed away on December 22, 2003 at the age of 58 years at Abbotsford. Grandma is lovingly remembered by Chris Lenchuck, Kevin Lenchuck, Jenna Bobb, Jason Bobb and Kalista Lenchuck.
She was predeceased by Susan Lenchuck (daughter), Anne and Walter White (parents). Sheila was a kindhearted woman that loved to joke around but she was also serious when it came to her family and friends and we will miss her.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 11:00 a. m. from St. Ann's R. C. Church at 33333 Mayfair Ave. with Father Glenn Dion officiating. Burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery.
HENDERSON'S FUNERAL HOME 604-854-5534
SCHWEGLER, ROSA ANNA - Monday, 22 Dec 2003
Rosa Anna Schwegler (nee Eisinger) peacefully passed into the presence of her Lord on December 22, 2003 at the age of 94 years at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, BC.
She was born on February 21, 1909 in Vienna, Austria.
She is lovingly remembered by her son Henk Schwegler, daughter Rose and her husband Natalino Zasso. She will also be missed by 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many other family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter in 1985, brother Hans Eisinger and grandson Roy Schwegler.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at St. Ann's R. C. Church at 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford with Father Glenn Dion officiating. Special thanks to the Fraser Valley Home Support Staff, Dr. Brown and the nursing staff at MSA Hospital. Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534.
ABRAMSON, QUEADE - Monday, 22 Dec 2003
Queade Elaine (nee Johnson) peacefully passed away on December 22, 2003. Queade was born in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia on November 12, 1943. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Ken, of 36 years; her daughters Jennifer (Aaron) and Caroline; and her grandson Noah. She will also be missed by her sister Sylvia MacTavish and her brothers Scott Johnson and Norman Brown. She was predeceased by her parents and her sisters Francis and Mary and her brother Garth. Queade was a teacher for School district No. 34 for 33 years and was a Life Member of the UCW (United Church Women). She was a loving and supportive wife, mother grandmother and sister and she will be missed by all of those whose lives she touched.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 2 p. m. at Trinity United Church at 33737 Hazel Street in Abbotsford with Rev. Connie Thompson officiating. Interment at Musselwhite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation or the Leukemia Society in memory of Queade.
HENDERSON'S FUNERAL HOME 604-854-5534
HUBER, ALBERT - Sunday, 21 Dec 2003
Born on March 27th, 1951 to Victor and Anganeta Huber, passed away December 21, 2003 at MSA Hospital. Survived by one brother Hans; four sisters Val, Elsa, Lily and Erna as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Memorial Service Monday, January 5, 2004 at 1:00 p. m. in the Chapel of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 275A Street, Aldergrove, B.C. Pastor David Swan officiating. Cremation.
FORREST, MARGARETTE - Friday, 19 Dec 2003
Margarette, bonr September 21, 1919 who sadly left us December 19, 2003.
Predeceased by husband Ronald and son Richard. Margarette will be sadly missed by her daughter Margo (Gerry), and sons Michael, Ronald (Rita), Robert (Rosemary) six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She will be forever in our hearts. Thanks to all the staff at Tabor Home for all their compassionate care and help. No service by request.
DAVIS, ROY - Friday, 19 Dec 2003
Roy Davis passed away at MSA Hospital on December 19, 2003 at age 65 years. He had battled various illnesses for many years. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia of 39 years; sons Nigel (Leah) and Philip; and grandchildren Brent, Ashleigh, Jason and Nolan. He was born July 20, 1938 in Sheffield, England to the late George and Lucy Davis. He spent many years working in coalmines before becoming a constable with the Sheffield City Police. Upon emigrating to Canada in 1974 he worked as a bricklayer for the Vancouver School Board before joining the B.C. Provincial Corrections Branch as a Correctional Officer from which he retired in 1995.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends for his strong sense of loyalty, family values and humour. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to either the B.C. Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 2:00 p. m. from Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent, Abbotsford.
WOODLAWN FUNERAL HOME 604-853-2643
CHARLES, BEVERLEY - Thursday, 18 Dec 2003
Beverley Maureen 1933 - 2003 passed away peacefully in hosptal after a battle with emphysema on December 18, 2003 age 70. She is predeceased by her husband Trevor.
Survived by her son Steven, and daughter Susan (David). She was active in the Equestrian Community in both Vancouver and Fraser Valley. She was the 1st president of the Southlands Jr. Riders, Vancouver, B.C. and also active in the M. S. A. Riding Club. She had lived in Abbotsford since 1956. She will be lovingly missed.
Private family service. A memorial gathering will be held at the Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, B.C. 2:00 - 5:00 p. m., Monday, December 22, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Circle F Horse Rescue, P. O. Box 73, Main Stn., Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 4N7