KERR, Helen Gertrude
Helen Gertrude Kerr late of Chilliwack, passed away August 7, 1999 at the age of 91 years. She had resided in Chilliwack for 39 years. Helen enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and doing crossword puzzles. Service of Remembrance was held at the chapel of Hendersonís Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999 at 1 p.m. Rev. Tom Halpenny officiated. Cremation, Valley Crematorium. Helen is survived by two sons, Jack (Shirley) Kerr of Chilliwack, and Ramon Kerr of Surrey; and daughter Colleen (Fred) Heck of Princeton. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Johnston of Lang, Sask., and Edna Elder of Yorkton, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband Rolston Kerr in 1976. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. Hendersonís Funeral Home, Chilliwack, in care of arrangements, 792-1344.
McCUTCHEON, Robert John
Robert John McCutcheon passed away August 8, 1999 at the age of 77 years. Bob is survived by his loving wife Beth; his son Robert Vasey McCutcheon (Kayoko); his daughters, Laura VanderFlier (John), and Cheryl LeFevre (Bill); his sister Helen Brown; brothers, Donald and Keith McCutcheon; as well as his three grandchildren, Timothy, Thomas, and Jenny. Bob was predeceased by his sister Thelma Taylor. Bob was born in 1921 in King Township, Schomberg, Ont. During the Second World War, as a member of the RCAF 424 Tiger Squadron, he served in Britain and North Africa. After the war Bob continued to serve his country with a career in the RCMP. He lived his life with honor, loyalty, and compassion, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Cremation at Bobís request - no service or flowers.
McLAUCHLIN, Gordon (Mac) Leslie
Gordon (Mac) Leslie McLauchlin of Chilliwack, passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999 at the age of 69 years. Funeral service will be held at the chapel of Hendersonís Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 13, 1999 at 10 a.m. Major Angus Haggarty officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. Gordon is survived by his daughters, Darlene (Orville), and Cindy (Gord); sons, Bob (Lyn), and Glenn. He is also survived by grandchildren, Keith, Craig, Mitch, Kadie, Ashley, Crystal, Nathan, Jessie, Tammy, and Matthew; great-granddaughter Tiara; and Dadís special companion and friend, Ireen, and Ireenís daughters, Seanna (David), and Rebecca (Erik); Ireenís mother Helen and family; Dadís sisters, Faye (Pete), and Phyllis (Harry) and family; stepmother Mary McLauchlin; and all his friends. You are loved dearly and will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by his wife Iris Rebecca on March 30, 1995. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Hendersonís Funeral Home, Chilliwack, in care of arrangements, 792-1344.
MISENER, Clifford Joseph
Clifford Joseph Misener passed away in Chilliwack, August 10, 1999 at the age of 63 years. He was born November 8, 1935 in Duck Lake, Sask. Clifford retired as a WO 1 after 281ľ2 years in the military. He enjoyed sports, playing golf and RV travel. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Clifford was very caring of those in need and was a very meticulous person. Prayers will be held - Friday, Aug. 13, 1999 at 8 p.m. at St. Maryís R.C. Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at 10 a.m. at St. Maryís R.C. Church, Father Gary Gordon celebrant. Burial at St. Maryís R.C. Cemetery. Casket bearers, Ed Dawdy, Joe Rollheiser, Paul Lauzon, Nick Vander Zalm, Vic Hancock, and John Jessome. He is survived by his wife Jeannette of 41 years; three daughters, Terry (Rick) Miles of Edmonton, Alta., Louise Misener of Mississauga, Ont., and Carol (Harry) Depner of Port Alberni; one son Robert Misener of Edmonton, Alta; grandchildren, Quincey and Paige, and Harrison and Kaikoa; brother Robert Misener; sisters, Thelma Danbrook, Edna (Ernie) Knapp, Hershel (Denise) Misener, and Adeline (Orvin) Kent; and brother-in-law Maurice Sugarman. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Floyd; sister Evelyn; and a granddaughter Crystal Dawn. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul, or a charity of choice. Hendersonís Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 792-1344.
PEDERSEN, Hjalmar Nielsen
Hjalmar Nielsen Pedersen passed away August 11, 1999 at the age of 92. He was born April 7, 1907 in Osterled, Denmark. Service of Remembrance will be held - Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at 3 p.m. at the chapel of Hendersonís Funeral Home. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. He is survived by three sons, George (Penny) Pedersen of Vancouver, Ralph (Myrt) Pedersen of Sardis, and Lorne (Heather) Pedersen of Langley; nine grandchildren, Bill, Rhonda, Jodi, Kerry, Brenda, Cindy, Glen, Graig, and Lisa; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother Edvard Pedersen of Denmark. He was predeceased by his wife Anna in 1994; and brother Erhardt. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Hendersonís Funeral Home, Chilliwack, in care of arrangements, 792-1344.
READ, Ella Jane
Ella Jane Read passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 9, 1999 at the Waverly Retirement Home after a lengthy battle with many medical conditions. She was born June 6, 1919 in Port Coquitlam, and spent 75 of her 80 years in Chilliwack. She was the beloved wife of Larry Read (who passed away in 1993) who was very active in the Boy Scout organization, and one of the founders of the Legion Credit Union. Ella was very supportive of Larry and for several years was the Badge Lady for the Fraser Valley Region of the Cubs, Boy Scouts, and Ventures. Ella devoted much of her life to the raising of her children, Glen, Dale, and Penny (Read-Vine). While they attended public school, Ella organized and was, at various times, the president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of the Parent Teacher Association at Robertson Elementary School. Later, she became involved as a tutor of basic English and Math through UCFV. Her grandchildren Carla (and Jay Rees), Daryl, Chelsea, Sean, Brendan, Trevore, and Mackenzie were very important to Ella. She will be greatly missed by her daughters-in-law, Carolynn (Glen), and Gisele (Dale); her son-in-law Roy (Penny); and many friends and relatives who also appreciated her quick sense of humour and her hospitality. Ella will be remembered for the coffee pot which was always on (or the tea which could be made ready). She enjoyed needlework and knitted, crocheted, or petit pointed many creations while watching her favorite TV shows and keeping an ear on the kitchen conversation, always ready with a quip or advice as the situation warranted. If friends so desire, donations in lieu of flowers could be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Hendersonís Funeral Home, 792-1344 in care of arrangements, with a memorial service to be held at 11 a.m. - Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at Hendersonís chapel.
Gertrude Smith late of Chilliwack passed away August 11, 1999 in Chilliwack at age 78 years. She was born November 9, 1920 in Vancouver and had lived in Chilliwack for 40 years. Cremation, 1st Memorial Funeral Services, Aldergrove. At Trudyís request no funeral or memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chilliwack Senior Secondary Grad 2000 Bursary Fund in her name. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Jergoskie of Kamloops; her children, Rick and Stephanie Smith, Darlene Smith, Norma Smith, David and Val Coopersmith, Barbara Smith, and Jesse Cooper; her beloved grandchildren, Katie and Andrew Coopersmith, and Lonnie Brezina; and her great-grandchild, her little Ďrosebudí Kristine (Krissy) Cooper. In addition, nephew Ken and Sharon Black; niece Pamela Ana; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and relatives. Also by many, wonderful and funloving friends. Trudy was predeceased by her husband Norman Smith, July 1982; brothers, Tom, Jack, Doug, and Harry; sisters, Mary, and Nell; and brother-in-law Ken. Special thanks to the nurses in the Palliative Care Facility of Chilliwack General Hospital. Dr. Peter Wells and his office staff, Tracey Meikle, and Jacquie Meerkerk. Community Home Care Nursing Services, Fraser Valley Continuing Care, the pharmacists at Shopperís Drug Mart, and DVA representative Pam Reid. An extra special thank you to Bev and Erik Hutton, Blair and Debbie Stewart, Don and Norma Dionne, Marcy McKay, and Rick and Pam Higginson for the love and kind words and acts you have all shown towards our family over the years. Mom thought of you all as family. And finally, an extra special thanks to Lorraine Russell for the great love and home care shown. You treated our Mom like she was your own. It was greatly appreciated. When you think of Trudy, remember her through the words of Robert N. Test (with personal alterations), and a special memory that makes you laugh out loud. That is what she would have wanted, in turn we can make this a celebration of her life. ďThe day will come when my body will lie upon a cuddly, cream, hand-knitted, quilt, tucked neatly under the four corners of a mattress, located at my home, busily occupied by loving friends and family. At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that for all intents and purposes my life has stopped. When that happens, do not attempt to install artificial life into my body by use of a machine and donít call this my deathbed. Let it be called the bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives. Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a babyís face, or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to the person who has nothing but endless days of pain. Give my blood to the teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage of his car so that he may live to see his grandchildren play. Give my kidneys to a person who depends upon a machine to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle fibre, every nerve and try to find a way to make a crippled child walk. Explore every corner of my brain, take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat, or a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window.íí ďBurn the rest and scatter the ashes to the wind to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, bury my faults, my weaknesses, and my prejudices against my fellow man. Give my sins to the devil, give my soul to God. If by chance you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or a word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.íí
Sidney passed away while visiting in Wilky, Saskatchewan at the age of 67 years. The funeral service was conducted from the Grace United Church, Lloydminster on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Harold Martin officiating. The family of the late Sid Emerson would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all those that helped in our time of need and to all those that sent cards and/or flowers. Any one wishing to make a donation in honor of Sidney Emerson please do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
FOX, Herbert Frances
Herbert Frances Fox, late of Chilliwack, formerly of Sherwood Park, Alberta, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2000 at the Chilliwack General Hospital in his 85th year. Herb was predeceased by his daughter Carol Fay; brother Vern; sister Pearl Walker and a grandson Tim. Herb will be remembered by his loving wife of 38 years, Marion; sons Roy (Arlene) of Edmonton, Joel (Marie) of Vernon; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and extended family, brother-in-law Ernie (June) Taylor of White Rock; sister Pat (Stuart) McRae of Vancouver. Herb was a veteran of WW II, with the Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment. His theatre of service was Europe. He was a realtor in the Chilliwack area for many years. Friends may remember Herb as the 'Golfer with the Scooter,' rain or shine. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. from Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #4, 9350 Mary Street, Chilliwack, B.C. with Major Angus Haggarty officiating. Cremation.
FIRST MEMORIAL, ALDERGROVE - 857-0111
BRADLEY, Edward Kyle
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Edward 'Ted' Bradley in his 86th year, at the Grey Nuns Hospital in South Edmonton, Alta. He will be forever missed by his beloved wife Dorothy; son Michael and wife Louise in Burnaby; his daughter Laurie and husband Ernie Perkins in Sherwood Park, Alta.; and three grandchildren, Caitlin and Jonathon Bradley, and Aaron Perkins. Ted was born in Cartwright, Man., where he spent his early years helping his father with the barber shop and billiard tables. Shortly after he and Dorothy were married, they moved to Chilliwack where they spent 52 happy years raising their children, Michael and Laurie, and enjoying many friends. During the Second World War, Ted joined the Navy Band as a qualified drummer, having had his own dance band for several years in the Chilliwack area. At the end of the war he was offered a job as the projectionist and cinematographer at Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack where he remained until his retirement. When keeping up the lawn, etc., became too difficult, they moved to Abbotsford, and lived in a condo overlooking Mill Lake. They spent about four years there, where they enjoyed meeting with friends in the area. Due to his failing health, Ted and Dorothy moved to Sherwood Park, Alta., in the early 90s where his daughter Laurie and family live. At his request, his final resting place will be in Chilliwack, next to their baby daughter Patti, who predeceased him in 1949.
A memorial celebrating the life of Rachel will be held in the United Church Hall Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 7 p.m.
TIBBEN, Herman J.
Herman J. Tibben passed away after a long, hard fight with cancer on May 8, 2000 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 70 years. He was born October 21, 1929 in Raalte, Holland. Herman loved to do woodworking, gardening, pruning, biking, fishing, and watching soccer. He was loved by his grandchildren, and they will long remember his barbecued hamburgers. He will be dearly missed and loved by all his family. Requiem Mass will be held at St. Mary's R.C. Church on Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 10 a.m. Fr. Gary Gordon Celebrant. Prayers - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 7 p.m. Casket bearers: John, Tony, and Gary Tibben, Burt Smeets, John Czerniej, Gordon Mathies, and Rod Boule. Honourary bearers: Herman Korbeld, Giel Dees, Nigel Argyle, John Harmsen, Engel DeRuyter, Ron Hill, John VanGerven, and Nick Hendrix. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 31 years; sons, John (Susan) Tibben, Tony (Cathie) Tibben, and Gary (Rita) Tibben; daughters, Rita Merrick, and Joan (Rodney) Boule; stepchildren, Marge (John) Czerniej, Susan (Gordon) Mathies, and Burt Smeets; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Ann Tibben in 1967; and infant grandson David John Tibben in 1983. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Chilliwack General Hospital, and also Valley Haven, and a special thanks to Palliative Nurses, also to Ken, Britt, Judy, and Gail who made his last month very happy at Norman Manor, 'Like Home' to Herman, and to all his friends who faithfully visited in the home or hospital.
LACERTE, Rosario (Bob)
Rosario (Bob) Lacerte late of Chilliwack, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2000 in his 79th year. Born in Saskatoon, Sask., he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940, was posted overseas and served with the 441 Spitfire Squadron in the Second World War. He was awarded many commendations for distinctive service and retired his commission in 1945. In 1949, Bob married Gilberte (Jill) Tremblay of Edmonton, Alta., and moved to Jasper, Alta. where he taught school for nine years. He then moved his family to Chilliwack and taught at Sardis Secondary School until his retirement in 1980. Over the years, Bob was involved in many community organizations including the Chilliwack Air Cadet Squadron and the Glider Flying Program, Royal Canadian Legion, Knights of Columbus, and the Air Force Association. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, travelling, card games, playing the piano, and spending time with family. He was well loved for his good nature and his sense of humour. Prayers for Bob Lacerte will be held - Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 6 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 12, 2000 at 10 a.m., both at St. Mary's R.C. Church. Interment to follow at St. Mary's R.C. Cemetery. Bob was predeceased by his wife Jill; and his brother Rudy. He is survived by his five children, Pierre (Marg), Denise (Neil), Anne Marie (Willie), Michelle, and Robert (Linda); eight grandchildren; and brother Arthur of Edmonton, Alta. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets 147 (Air Wolf) Squadron.
SCHULZ, Arthur Siegfried
Arthur Siegfried Schulz late of Chilliwack, passed away May 5, 2000 in his 62nd year. He was born July 6, 1937 in Chelchen, Ostpreussuem, Germany. Art was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the great outdoors. He was always telling jokes and was there to lend a helping hand to whoever needed it. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A special thank you to family and friends who visited, prayed and read the bible and God's promises to him when he no longer was able to do so. Also, a special thank you to Dr. MacLeod and the nurses on the 4th Floor who cared for him. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2000 at 1 p.m. at the Chilliwack Baptist Church. Rev. Matt Dressler officiating. Interment to follow. Casket bearers: Bernie Schulz, Bill Schultz, Otto Schulz, Robert Lutz, Frank Glier, and Ernie Fuller. He is survived by his wife Betty of 39 years; three children, Darlene (Jim) Nelson of Chilliwack, Sandy (Markus) Bartel of Abbotsford, and Brian Schulz of Chilliwack; four grandchildren, Melissa, Rebecca, Nicholas, and Stephanie; father Robert Schulz of Kelowna; two brothers, Bernie (Brigette) of Kelowna, and Bill of Leduc, Alta. He was predeceased by his mother Sarah; sister Giesela; and brother Eric. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Chilliwack Baptist Church Fund.
Our Dad, Reinhold Stoik, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2000 at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 96 years. He was born on February 26, 1904, in Russia, and immigrated to Canada in his early 20s. He lived in Alberta, and then Vernon for a short time before moving to Chilliwack where he got married and raised his family. Predeceased by his loving wife, Ida, in 1993. Reinhold is survived by his daughters, Ruth (Petra) Anaya of Langley, Elsie Stoik of Chilliwack, and Elaine (Alan) Arnold of New Zealand; four grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Braden, and Nicki; and one brother Bob. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Friday, May 12, 2000 between 3 and 6 p.m. A Service of Remembrance will be held Monday, May 15, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. from the chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack. Reinhold (Ronnie) will be remembered for his warm and outgoing nature, his adventurous spirit, and his love for animals, nature, and the countryside. A special thank you to Dr. Bull for his kindness and excellent care. Thanks also to the staff of Nursing Unit 5, for the exceptional care they gave our dad. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 793-4555 or 1-800-363-2555.