McLEAN, Muriel Agnes - Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother and friend.
Muriel Agnes McLean was born on December 19, 1926 in Calgary, AB. to Sydney and Mary Hopkins - the eldest of three children. The family moved to Burnaby, BC. in 1928. She graduated from high school, attended UBC, a business school and worked for a brokerage firm and CNR.
Muriel met Doug in a bean patch and after a five year courtship, they married on April 14, 1951. As a young couple they moved to Black Diamond, AB. where they farmed. Doug took the city girl to the country and she loved the country life. They returned to BC. shortly after, settling in Newton for a brief period of time, then finally making their home in Aldergrove, BC. in November 1957.
Muriel was devoted to her children and she spent the majority of her time raising the family and tending the farm, often while Doug was away working at remote construction sites. In the mid 70s the focus changed from farming to construction with the formation of Valley Gravel Sales. This allowed the freedom for traveling which she enjoyed immensely. She traveled to Alaska, Yukon, NWT, Germany, Hungary, Scotland and Australia, as well as many US and Canadian destinations on Doug Jackson’s bus trips. Muriel’s other hobbies included knitting (when she was ten, her knitting was exhibited at the PNE) crocheting, needlepoint and watching activities that her children and grandchildren were involved in.
Muriel was a keen participant in naturopathic healing and lifestyle. Carrot Juice was a particular favourite. Mom battled back from four significant challenges to her health, an indication of her determination to live and her courage to pursue non-traditional treatment.
Muriel held strong religious beliefs and was a member of the Hillside Community Church where she had many valued friends.
Muriel is predeceased by her children Donald John and Janice Evelyn, her parents and her husband of 44 years, Douglas Rolston.
Muriel is survived by children Rod (Leona), Norman (Deborah), Anne (Neil), Barry (Monica), Alan (Bonnie), Judy (Allan), Louise (Felix); brother Edward Hopkins and sister Francis Moore; grandchildren Michael, Ryan, Kyle, Danyel, Meagan, Darryl, Justine, Jessica, Erin, Matt, Alex, Amanda, Brandon, Andrew, Natalie, Sarah and Christoph.
The family would like to thank mom’s caregivers Renee, Samantha, Cheryl, Connie, Barb and Jocelyn for their devotion to mom’s care. You all contributed so much to the enhancement of mom’s life in her final years.
A burial service will be held at 10:30 am. on July 4, 2007, at Valley View Memorial Gardens, followed by a memorial service at 1:30 pm. at Hillside Community Church in Aldergrove. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a children's charity of your choice.
'She has now gone home to be with her Lord Jesus. We will all miss her very much. '
Love you mom.
NEUFELD, Jean Martha - Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007
Jean Martha passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 one month before her 72nd birthday. Beloved wife of Wilmer; dear mother of Cheryl Szostakiwsky (Greg), Doug Neufeld (Noreen), and Brian Neufeld (Jill); loving grandmother to Chris and Carmen Neufeld, Matt and Nick Szostakiwskyj and Lindsay Neufeld.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 3 at 3:00 p. m. at Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church, 2285 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford with viewing between 2:15 p. m. and 2:45 p. m.
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STAMFORD (nee Irwin), Yvonne Shirley - Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007
It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness, that the family announces the passing of Yvonne Shirley Stamford (nee Irwin). Shirley passed away peacefully but suddenly at M. S. A. Hospital on June 27, 2007, at the age of 75. Shirley was born in Regina, Sask. on July 9, 1931. She will be so sadly missed by Hazen, her husband of 54 years; sons Gary and Grant (Pam); grandchildren Josh and Natalie; brother Barrie (Marsha); sister Darlene (Brian); many nieces and nephews, other family members, and good friends. Shirley was predeceased by her son Greg, mother Edna, father Sandy, brother Lloyd and sister Sandra – they are now reunited in Heaven, shining stars all looking down with love. Shirley’s working years were mainly spent in the insurance business in Abbotsford. She enjoyed playing the piano, knitting, watching Oprah, and especially spoiling her two grandchildren. In her younger years, she was active with the hospital auxiliary and canvassed frequently for the Cancer Society.
A service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 4:00 pm from the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may donate to the Cancer Society in Shirley’s name.
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DRIEDIGER (nee Dyck), Susie - Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007
Susie (nee Dyck) passed into the presence of her Lord on June 26, 2007 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased in 1990 by her husband W. C. Driediger, founder of the Garden Chapel Funeral Homes in Abbotsford and Chilliwack. She was also predeceased by her sister Margaret and brother Jacob. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Alvera (Harry) Dyck, sons Wilbert (Irma), Erv (Beryl), Ed (Karen), daughter Dorothy (Rick) Friesen, son Rob, daughter Lynda (John) Mann; also 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Ed (Lena) Dyck and numerous nieces and Nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 3 at 11:30 a. m. in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the M. C. C.
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PARSONS, Mr. Phillip Glenn - Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007
Mr. Phillip Glenn Parsons late of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away on June 26, 2007 at the age of 65 years, at M. S. A. Hospital. He is survived by his daughter Jackie “Bug” (Shawn) Farrow and his grandkids Dustin, Chelsea and Sidney; and daughter Robyn (Erwin) Jones and his grandson Chase Pritzkow.
A reception will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home 34537 Marshall Road Abbotsford, BC.
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REID, Mr. Pat - Tuesday, 26 Jun 2007
Mr. Pat Reid, of Abbotsford, formerly of Salmon Arm, passed into the presence of the Lord on June 26, 2007 at the age of 91 at Ebenezer Home, Abbotsford.
Pat is survived by Edith Reid, his loving and devoted wife of 69 years, daughter Dixie Brennan, daughter-in-law Lorna Reid, 6 grandchildren: Joni (John) Dewitt, Colleen (Bill) Symonds, Rob (Cyndi) Brennan, Ian (Deanna) Brennan, Leigh (Dennis) Ho, and Willy Brennan. He will also be remembered by 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great, great-grandchildren, sisters Jean (Derek) Dickson and Gladys (Chuck) Nicol and many other relatives.
He was predeceased by his son David Reid, son-in-law Bob Brennan, grandson Colby Dewitt, sister Meta (Ted) Gibbard and brother Jim (Annabelle) Reid.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 12:30 pm from the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford.
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BARRY, Tasha Eve - Monday, 25 Jun 2007
Tasha Eve Barry passed away on Monday, June 25, 2007 at the age of 21 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her mom, Bonnie Franklin; her dad and stepmom, Cyril and Patti Barry; brother Trevor; stepsister Melissa; aunt and uncle, Sharon and Ted Anthony; uncle and aunt Norman and Loell Unrau; grandparents, Peter Unrau and Bill and Diane Barry as well as numerous cousins, countless friends and her spunky little pet, Trigger. Tasha was a 2004 graduate of Heritage Park Secondary in Mission and attended Can Dance and F. V. Academy of Dance for many years. She will be forever remembered by her big hair, bigger personality and her outgoing and vivacious spirit. Tasha had a passion for photography and capturing those unforgettable moments. “We will love and remember you always and will see you again, someday up yonder. ”
A funeral service for Tasha will be held at the Northside Community Church, 33507 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 11:00 a. m. with interment to follow at Hatzic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Variety the Children’s Charity would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
BHULLER, Rajpaul - Sunday, 24 Jun 2007
Rajpaul Singh was born in Maple Ridge, BC on September 18, 1987 and passed away peacefully on June 24, 2007 at the MSA Hospital in his 20th year.
Rajpaul was predeceased by his brother, Arvinder Singh, in 1998. Rajpaul will be remembered by his loving family; mother, Daljit Kaur; sister, Sandeep Kaur; and many aunts, uncles cousins and dear friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at 11:30 am at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC. Cremation will be held at Bakerview Crematorium in Mission, BC and prayers to follow at the Mission Sikh Temple at 2:30 pm.
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HENDERSON, Sylvia Irene - Saturday, 23 Jun 2007
We announce the peaceful passing on June 23, 2007 of our mother and dear friend. At 79 years, Sylvia remained a feisty, independent, empathetic and positive person. Sylvia joins her husband (Dick), sister (Cynthia), parents and son (David).
She will be lovingly remembered by sons: Rick, Brooke and Brad (Tambra); grandchildren: Shane (Llana), Trevor, Jenny, Trina, Taynyn, Westin and Shade; great-grandchild Marcus; and her many friends from Christian Women, the Mission Pensioners and her everyday endeavours.
A graveside memorial will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, June 29 at Mountainview Cemetery (Masonic Section) 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver (41st Street entrance).
Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association instead of flowers please.
GLENN, Mary (Mamie) Alice - Friday, 31 Aug 2007
Mary (Mamie) Alice Glenn passed away on Friday, August 31, 2007 at MSA Hospital at the age of 91 years.
She was predeceased by her husband William Lawrence Glenn. Survived by one daughter Doris and her husband Carl McNutt of Parksville; three grandchildren Cheryl, Darren, Ryan McNutt of Calgary; sister-in-law Charlotte Whyte of Dryden, Ontartio and several nieces and nephews.
Mary was born in Graysville, Manitoba and resided in Winnipeg until retirement. She was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and The Rebekah Lodge in Abbotsford.
A special thank you to Dr. E. Pauls and nurses of 3 West at MSA hospital for their kindness and care of Mary.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 2:00 p. m. from Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14660 72nd Ave., Surrey, with Rev. Hans Kouwenberg officiating. Interment and reception to follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
KECHARSKY (nee Schiller), Kory - Thursday, 30 Aug 2007
Kory (nee Schiller) passed away peacefully in Bevan Lodge, Abbotsford, BC on Aug. 30, 2007. Kory was born Feb. 14, 1913. She leaves her devoted husband Miron; two daughters Murrie (Barrie) Redman and Jackie (Lorne) Hesketh; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
"Oh Oh" will be missed.
Funeral service to be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 30635 Blueridge Dr., Abbotsford.
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POWERS, Walter (Wally) - Sunday, 26 Aug 2007
Walter (Wally) passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007. Survived by his wife Doris and three children Melvin, Cyndi and Vernon; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2:00 pm from Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 - 275 A St., Aldergrove. In lieu of flowers donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated.
MARTENS, Jacob Aron - Saturday, 25 Aug 2007
Jacob Aron Martens passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord on August 25, 2007. He was born on October 13, 1914. Jacob leaves to mourn his wife, Katie; daughter Frieda (John) Neufeld and their daughters Lynnette and Charlene; his brothers Aron and Victor (Beth); nieces, nephews and numerous relatives and friends.
Jacob moved to Yarrow in 1930 where he labored in the hop yards, building roads with horses, threshing peas and clover, baling hay, hauling cattle, peas and gravel as well as doing custom plowing.
In 1938 he married Katie Riesen and together they took over an 80 acre dairy farm in Sumas Prairie, which they labored at for 20 years. They were also very heavily involved in the deacon ministry, helping the sick and needy for 25 years in Yarrow. He was also involved in recording programs for the radio ministry.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2007 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 9:30 am from Maclure Road Cemetery followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 am from Bakerview MB Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford.
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