PROPERZI, ALFRED - Monday, 20 Jan 2003
A life of celebration changed suddenly on January 20, 2003 when our dear father Alfred entered Eternity; joining those he had long missed.
Active and joyful until the end, his spirit lives on in the hearts of his three daughters, Valorie (John) Smith, Brenda (Louis) St. Pierre and Marietta (Johan) Woulterloot, his 7 grandchildren, Jonathan, Elise, Cameron, Kristianna, Karl, Louis and Elliott.
Also a treasured brother to Serafino (Dora) and sister Ida; brother-in-law to Katherine, Otto (Gerry), John (Debbie) and Sylvia (Jack), beloved cousin, uncle and friend. Alfred was predeceased by his beautiful wife of fifty years, Jennie May.
Alfred will be remembered for his loving and kind way. He always took the time to enjoy a chat and find out a little more about everyone. Alfred prized knowledge and continued to learn and share his whole life long. Central to his life was social justice; any contributions or acts in his name are deeply appreciated.
Prayers and viewing will take place on Friday, January 24, 2003 at 7:30 p. m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 32550 - 7th Ave., Mission, B.C. Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday, January 25th at 10:30 a. m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church with Father Tom Nicholson and Father Gary Gordon celebrants. Interment to follow at Hatzic Cemetery, Mission, B.C.
ADAM, CHRISTEL - Monday, 20 Jan 2003
Christel Adam, late of Tabor Home passed away on January 20, 2003 at the age of 75 years at M. S. A. Hospital.
She is survived by her loving family; son Eckart and wife Gloria Adam, daughter Cordelia and husband John McIntosh, five grandsons, Derek, Greg, Kevin, John and Hudson.
She was predeceased by her parents, Heinrich and Elizabeth Koenig and brother Lutz, all of Germany.
Christel was known for her generous nature and her willingness to help others. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Private service by request. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
DRESSELT, MAGDA - Sunday, 19 Jan 2003
Mrs. Magda Dresselt, late of Richmond/Abbotsford passed away on Sunday, January 19th, 2003 at the age of 64 years, at MSA Hospital.
She is survived by her husband Peter, brother Joe Horvath, son Laszlo, daughter-in-law Maryse, grandchildren Kevin and Anne-Louise, and daughter Mary.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Abbotsford and Richmond Hospitals and to the Cancer Clinic for all of their support.
Cremation was held at Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack, B.C.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
No formal service by request.
HUMPHREY, GEORGE - Sunday, 19 Jan 2003
George passed away January 19, 2003 at the age of 85 years.
Survived by his wife Evelyn, 4 sons, George (Barbara) of Kamloops, Jim (Dory) of Red Deer, Terry (Jan) of Spruce Grove, and Bill (Elaine) of Port Coquitlam. Also leaves 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Service of Remembrance will be held Monday, January 27, 2003 at 1:30 p. m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
HARMS, HARRY - Friday, 17 Jan 2003
Harry Arthur Harms passed into the presence of his Lord January 17, 2003. Harry will be sadly missed by his loving wife Agnes, two daughters; Lorna (Dale) Constantine and Laureen (Richard) Hiebert, 11 grandchildren and many other dear family and friends.
Predeceased by his brothers; Frank, Bill and Ed and his sister Inez Burgen.
Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 3:00 p. m. in the Carriage Lane Hall, 32691 Garibaldi Drive, Abbotsford, B.C. Flowers gratefully declined.
TRIMNELL, MARY - Thursday, 16 Jan 2003
Mary E. Trimnell passed away January 16, 2003. A Memorial Tea will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Br. #15, 33738 Laurel Street, Abbotsford, B.C. on Monday, January 27, 2003 from 1:00 to 3:00 p. m.
For those desiring, donations in Mary's memory to a charity of your choice would be gratefully appreciated.
KILBRIDE, FRANK - Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003
Frank Matthew Kilbride at the age of 81, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2003 at Menno Home Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C. He was born on October 9, 1921 in Charlton, Ontario.
He leaves behind his loving spouse of 28 years, Hazel Claire Bloxom, sons Robert and Blair both of Surrey, B.C., daughter Diane (Phil) Kilbride of South Africa and sister Mabel Smith of Belleville, Ontario. Frank will also be missed by Hazel's children and their families.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Winner and the staff of Menno Home for the care and consideration they provided.
No Service by request.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Menno Hospital or to the charity of choice in memory of Frank.
VOYER, OLGA - Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003
Olga Florence "Granny" Voyer passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord on January 15, 2003 at the age of 81 at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C.
She was born on July 28, 1921 in Parkside, Saskatchewan.
She is loved and remembered by son Garry (June) Fizell, daughter Anne Marie (Gunner) Hansen, daughter Bonnie (Dave) Campbell and son Pat (Helga) Fizell, 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. Will also be missed by 2 sisters Lillian Gilbert and Agnes Klien, sisters-in-law Rene Swan and Gwen Swan and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husbands Bill Fizell, Bert Fraser and Charles Voyer.
Olga was very active in the League of Mercy and the local Seniors Association. She loved to play cards, especially cribbage. Olga will be remembered for her keen wit and humour. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, January 20, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. at Cascade Community Church at 35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford.
Donations may be made to the Salvation Army in memory of Olga.
VANDERWERFF, SIETSE (SID) - Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003
Sid went peacefully to be with his Lord on January 15, 2003. He passed away at home with his family surrounding him.
He leaves behind, his wife Catharina (Cathy) of 39 years and his children, Ron, Derrick (Marcia - Michael, Jeffery), Teresa Huizenga (Adrian - Rachel, Derrick), Greg (Heather - Christopher, Adam, Erik) and Carolyn Groenwold (R. Scott - H. Scott, Megan Matthew, Zachary), two sisters; Marie (Ane), Aafke and 1 brother Gerard (Tine) of Holland as well as numerous family in B.C., Alberta and Holland.
Services were held to celebrate Sid's life on Monday, January 20, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church with a private interment at Hazelwood Cemetery in Abbotsford.
"... and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever. " Psalm 23:6b
ALLAN, E. J. MERYL - Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003
E. J. Meryl Allan passed away on January 14, 2003 at the age of 83 years at the Cottage Pavilion, Abbotsford, B.C.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Jack, her daughter Mary Dawn (Art) Thorp and granchildren Tyler (Karen) and Heather, and brother Jim McConnell.
She was predeceased by brothers Bob & Ross McConnell.
Meryl was a nurse in the Canadian Army. She served as past Grand Guardian of B. C. Job's Daughters. She loved her family and will be greatly missed.
Private cremation with no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society in memory of Meryl.
PACHECO, JOSE - Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003
After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Jose Manuel Dias Pacheco Jr. passed away on Tuesday, January 14th, 2003.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Johanna, and his children, Tony (Brandie) Pacheco, Tammy (Antonios) Siganakis, and Paul Pacheco Senior and siblings Maria (Joe) Guerreiro, Richard Pacheco, Armenio (Gail) Pacheco and Louisa (Peter) Robb.
Joe was predeceased by his mother, Maria in 1999. He leaves many nieces, bephews, aunts and uncles. Joe was born on October 3, 1948 in Algarve, Portugal and at the age of 12 he travelled to Canada and moved to 100 Mile House, B.C. Years later he was hired at Ainsworth Lumber and worked for the company for over 30 years, eventually becoming the manger of the Finger Joint Mill in Abbotsford.
Joe was active with the Knights of Columbus for many years and was a devoted Catholic. If he wasn't at home, or in Las Vegas you could find Joe doint volunteering for different causes. Along with his volunteer work he had been involved with the scounts for 15 years. Joe also spent numeraous years fostering children. He touched several of their hearts and will be sadly missed by many of them, especially Celina.
The immediate family would like to thank all the family, friends and Knights who were there for support and comfort during Joe's illness. Prayers will be held Friday, Janu;ary 17th, 2003 at 7:00 p. m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford, B.C. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated from St. Ann's at 11:30 a. m. on Saturday January 18th, 2003. McLean's Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
LAFORTUNE, HENRY - Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003
Henry Anatole LaFortune peacefully passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2003.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services to be held Saturday, January 18, 2003, 2:00 p. m. at Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 - 275A St., Aldergrove. Donations to the Cancer Society in Henry's name would be appreciated.
FREDRICKSON, ANNA - Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003
Anna Fredrickson passed away peacefully on January 14, 2003 at the age of 92 at Menno Home, Abbotsford, B.C.
She is survived by 2 sisters Olive Inglis and Kathleen Gass, sister-in-law Ingeborg Olund, 15 nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Howard Fredrickson, sister Hazel Fredrickson and her brother Edwin Olund.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 1:00 p. m. from Matsqui Lutheran Church at 5781 Riverside Road, Matsqui Village, Pastor Bob Byre officiating. Interment at Hazelwood Cemetery.
Reception to follow at the church hall.
Donations may be made to the MCC, Box 2038, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 3T8
DAVITT, KATHLEEN - Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003
Kathleen Louise (Kae) Davitt died quietly and with dignity on January 14, 2003 in Abbotsford, B.C. Born in Chambery, Sask., she was predeceased by her parents William and Eva Van Allen, brothers MacEvoy, Donald and Thomas and sister Vivien.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 47 years, Tom; sons Patrick (Lyse), Matthews, North Carolina, and Eric, Toronto, Ont; granddaughters Claire Davitt, Denman Island, B.C., Ebony Ruth and Olivia Kathleen Davitt, Matthews, North Carolina; sisters Mary St. Pierre, Kingston, Ont., Claire (Don) Kramer, Regina, Sask. ; brothers Victor (Garda) Van Allen, Climax, Sask. and Eric (Ruth) Van Allem, Shaunavon, Sask. ; sisters-in-law Mary Hunter and Patricia Davitt, brother-in-law William (Arlene) Davitt and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kae was a kind person who adored her husband, sons and granddaughters and simply hated injustice. She asked that the following be quoted "If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind word or deed to someone who needs you. If you do what I have asked, I will live forever".
In accordance with her request no service will be held. Interment in the Veteran's Cemetery, Shaunavon, Sask.
"She has put on invisibility
Dear Lord, I cannot see but this I know,
Although the road ascends
And passes from my sight
That there will be no other night.
That You will take her gently by the hand
And lead her on
Along the road of life that never ends,
And she will find it is not death but dawn.
I do not doubt that You are there as here,
And You will hold her dear".
(from The Traveller - James Dillet Freeman)