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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Abbotsford - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 51

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Date: Friday, 22 July 2016, at 9:21 a.m.

BRAICH, Amar Kaur - Friday, 24 Aug 2007
Affectionately known as "Ma", Amar Kaur Braich left us peacefully on August 24 to climb the "golden ladder" to be with her predeceased loved ones. Amar Kaur Braich was a well respected and long standing pillar of the Indo-Canadian community.
The loss of our beloved "Ma" has left an emptiness that words cannot describe, one that will never be forgotten and is irreplaceable. Although she is no longer with us in person, she will forever remain in our thoughts and in our hearts. She will be sadly missed by all of her friends and family.
She was predeceased by husband Kehar Singh, son Jagdish and brother Paul. She is survived by sons Jasmer Sher (Surinder) and Ken (Danni), daughter-in-law Jeet Kaur Braich, daughters Jaswant (Gurdev Chahal), Satwant (Pawittar Ghuman) and Mohinder (Ranjii Bath), ­brothers Nachattar and Balwinder (Sukhminder) Sidhu, sisters Mohinder Dhaliwal and Gurdev Gill, and 18 grand­children and 13 great grand­children.
The funeral services will be held in Abbotsford, BC on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 12:00 noon at the Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, followed by prayer services at Mission Gur Sikh Temple at 2:30 pm.

BILLION, Norman - Friday, 24 Aug 2007
Norman passed away August 24, 2007 in a tragic motorcycle accident. He was born in Floriana, Malta on April 5, 1962.
Norm's passing is a huge loss to those who knew and loved him. He was young at heart and full of character. He will be especially missed by his daughter Amanda. He will also be missed by his parents Patricia and Joseph Billion, brothers Chris and Steven and sister Juliette, as well as other family and friends. He was a great father, brother and son.
Anyone is welcome to attend a celebration of Norm's life this Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2:00 pm at Straiton Hall, 4698 Upper Sumas Mountain Rd. Contact Chris Billion for more information, 604-866-1039.

BENSON, Violet - Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007
1913 - 2007
Violet Benson passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 in Abbotsford at age 94 years. She is survived by her 5 sons, Harold (Marilyn) of Kamloops, Pat (Anne) of Kamloops, Dave (Rita) of Burns Lake, Howard (Louise) of Abbotsford, and Bruce (Genevieve) of Quebec; 1 daughter Marilyn (Jack) Oliarny of Smithers; 18 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren. Violet was predeceased by her husband Oliver Frederick Benson in 1967.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 21, 2007 at 2:00 pm in Hatzic Cemetery, Mission, BC.
Special note of thanks to the management and staff of MSA Manor.
Woodlawn Funeral Home

GAMMEL, Evelyn - Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007
Evelyn Rosalie, born July 26, 1951, passed away August 21, 2007.
She will be lovingly remembered by her family: spouse Ray Boyer; daughters Lacie Swanson (Michael) and Karyn Gammel; sons, Clayton Swanson and Edmond Gammel (Abigail); grandchildren Tenyse, Liam, Ninika and Nitalia; mother Edith Gammel; brothers Emil (Mary) Gammel, Donald (Lorretta) Gammel, Gary (Anita) Gammel and Erwin (Corie) Gammel; sisters Darlene (Donald) Brown and Joyce Donchi (Craig); numerous aunts, uncles, ­nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Christian Gammel.
There will be a gathering to celebrate Evelyn's life at a later date.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services
604-859- 5885

MACK, Eugene Anthony - Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007
Eugene Anthony
It is with shock and sadness we relay the news that Gene passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2007 as the result of a massive heart attack. He was predeceased by his wife, of 57 years, Elsie in 2006.
A celebration of Gene’s life will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2007 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm in the Amenities Room at Regency Park, 3170 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford.
No flowers by request. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Henderson’s Funeral Home

WOLANSKY, Katrina (Catherine) - Tuesday, 21 Aug 2007
Katrina (Catherine)
Affectionately known as Baba
On Tuesday, August 21, following a brave fight with kidney disease, at age 79, passed away peacefully to join husband John and sons Robert and Lenny.
Much loved mother of Ken (Donna), Janie (John) and Joanie (Pat). Cherished Baba of Mandy, Jeremy, Jason, Stefani, Courtney and great Baba of Cody and Conor.
Survived by brother Wilfred (Terry) and sister Lorraine (Ron) and their families.
A special thanks to Donnie and The Deltaview Life Enrichment Centre for the excellent care she received.
"A true and giving friend to many and loved by all.
Private family arrangements have been made. In her memory, in lieu of flowers, please donate to the B.C. Kidney Foundation.

INGRAM, JOHN HERBERT - Tuesday, 01 Jul 2003
Ingram, John Herbert, March 1917 - July 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born and raised in Point Grey (now Vancouver); attended Maple Grove and Magee High School.
He worked for many years in real estate and associated businesses in Vancouver and North Vancouver.
John was predeceased by his son Donald.
He is survived by his wife Hazel and sons Phillip (Marion), David and daughter-in-law Penny; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
At John's request, no formal service will be held, but for those desiring, donations in John's memory to the B.C. Cancer Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.aldergrovechapel. com

MARTENS, JOHN P. - Monday, 30 Jun 2003
John P. Martens, late of Abbotsford, British Columbia, passed into the presence of his Lord in the early hours of Monday, June 30, 2003. He was born March 2, 1911 in Alexanderwohl, Ukraine to Peter P. Martens and Helena Wieler Martens.
He was a long time resident of the Abbotsford area and earned his living as a private entrepreneur in gravel and soil hauling.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2002 in the Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.
He was predeceased by his parents and siblings; David, Peter, Helen and Susie as well as his first wife, Sara and his daughter, Mary. He leaves to mourn his wife Emilie, children; Viola (Ken) Klassen, Beverley (Jake) Schroeder and Trudy (Gerald) Janzen along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

DOUGLAS, ERIC ERNEST - Monday, 30 Jun 2003
Eric Ernest Douglas, passed away on June 30, 2003 at MSA Hospital in Abbotsford, B.C. Born December 14, 1927, he lived a full life for 75 years. He was a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Surviving is his wife June, 4 children Lloyd Douglas (Martha), Carol Ogden, Sharon Teigland (Gary), Gwen Wilkie (David), 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 1 brother, Robert Cichocki. He was loved deeply by his family, and has gone to be with the Lord.
A Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 4 at 1:00 p. m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to Gideon's Bible Society.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
www.aldergrovechapel. com

HANSON, PAUL NORMAN - Saturday, 28 Jun 2003
Paul Norman Hanson passed away on June 28, 2003 at the age of 82 in Abbotsford, B.C. He was born September 20, 1920 in McCreary, Manitoba.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jean; dear children Heather (John), Joe (Judy), Tim (Ele), Glen (Sandra), Peggy (Daryl); grandchildren Karen (Ramon), Sandy (Jeff), Kelly (Jeremy), Drew, Jessica, Brodie, Kelsey; great-grandchildren Sofia, Olivia, Evan & Emily. Will also be deeply missed by brother Owen (Pat), sister Pearl McLean and other friends and family.
Paul served with the RCAF during WW11 on Eastern Air Command as a navigator. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Paul worked for 31 years with Consolidated Bathurst in Grand Mere and Montreal, Quebec.
Paul had many interests including sports, astronomy and carpentry. He was devoted to serving his church and community.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2003 at 10:00 a. m. at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 Hazel St., Abbotsford.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society in memory of Paul.

MITCHELL, NAOMI ARLINE - Saturday, 28 Jun 2003
Naomi Mitchell born November 15th, 1935 in Vancouver, B.C. passed away at MSA Hospital on Saturday June 28, 2003. She is predeceased by her husband Robert Mitchell and her loving son Bobby Green and survived by her loving daughter Teresa (Tom) MacKenzie and granddaughter Heather and her son Peter Moulton.
Naomi will be sadly missed by her family and numerous friends who brought her such joy in life.
A Memorial Service was held Wednesday, July 2nd at 1:30 p. m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 East Bourquin Cres., Abbotsford, B.C. Pastor Gene Martell of of Abbotsford Full Gospel Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Street Ministry, Abbotsford Full Gospel Church, 34649 - 4th Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 8B8

DUFAULT, ROBERT ALAN (AL) - Wednesday, 25 Jun 2003
Robert Alan Dufault. Born September 12th, 1928 in Banff, Alberta, passed away June 25th, 2003.
Survived by beloved wife and best friend Irene and their five loving children. Shirley (Jan) Koza of Kitimat, B.C., Connie (Harry) Hillmann of Burnaby, B.C., Debbie (Alan) Bartch of Edgewater, B.C., Douglas (Nancie) Dufault of Coquitlam, B.C., David (Sandra) Dufault of Abbotsford, B.C.
Leaves to mourn twelve grandchildren, three great-granddaughters and one great-grandson. Cheeren Koza, Michal (Alex) Koza and their son Davyn, Kristie Koza, Tammy (Joe) Ryback and their daughters, Amy and Emily, Richard (Sarah Weatherby) Hillman, Nathan (Heather Oglestone) Bartch and their daughter Caitlin, Jessie Bartch, Lori Dufault, Robby Dufault, Philip Dufault, Derek Dufault and Thomas Dufault. Also leaves to mourn two sisters-in-law, Darlene Daugherty and Bev Gallant and many nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to Robin Kitagawa, Dr. Kobierski and the rest of the Palliative Care Team and also to Dr. Jurgens and Vi for the wonderful care and support they gave Alan and his family.
Memorial Service will be held at Good Shepard Lutheran, 1504 Sprice Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. June 28th, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. with Pastor Rode officiating. There will be a reception to honour Al's life. Please join the family in celebrating Al's life in the Fellowship Wing following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly apreciated.

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