VIETNIEKS, Zanis 'John'
Zanis 'John' Vietnieks passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2000 at Heritage Village in Sardis. He was born in Latvia on December 17, 1919. John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda; son Karl (Anita) and their daughters, Alaina and Caroline; and daughter Nancy (Neville) Dinsdale and their children, Ariana, Natalie, and Ryan of Alberta. A memorial tea is being planned for - Saturday, May 13, 2000. Please call Woodlawn Funeral Home in Chilliwack for more details, 793-4555 or 1-800-363-2555. Thank you to the staff at Heritage Village for all the loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., SUFV Regional Office, 20471 Douglas Cresc., Langley, B.C. V3A 4B6.
TUNBRIDGE, Darren James
Darren James, passed away suddenly in Agassiz, May 4, 2000 at the age of 20 years. He was born on Jan. 25, 1980, in Dawson Creek, B.C. to Robert and Laura Tunbridge. Darren had recently started a computer course that he was really enjoying. He loved to listen to music and really enjoyed his stereo equipment, cars, cats and spending time in the company of his friends. Darren spent his whole life in Agassiz where he attended school and where he had made many friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a very special smile that will be missed by all who loved him. He enjoyed special occasions spent with his family. A viewing will be held at Henderson's on Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for all who wish to say their farewell. A funeral service will be held at the Chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Reg Brown officiating. Burial to follow at the Oddfellow's Cemetery. He is survived by his parents Laura and Bob, siblings Terri (Don), Steven, Kristin, Kailey; Grandparents Esther Kouwenhoven, Bill and Valerie Tunbridge; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his Grandfather Peter Kouwenhoven. Henderson's Funeral Home, Chilliwack, in care of arrangements.
BROWN, Kathleen (Kay) G. (nee LEIKAM)
Kathleen (Kay) G. Brown (nee Leikam) passed away peacefully - Monday, May 1, 2000 at Chilliwack General Hospital. Born February 2, 1934 in Shamrock, Sask. Predeceased by Norman, husband of 37 years; parents Bill and Betty Leikam; and sister Marion Murphy. Kay is lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren, Donald Brown (Vicki) of Chilliwack, Orland Brown (Betty), Penny Victor (Russell), Leslie Scribillo (Jim) of Kenora, Ont., Eugene Brown, and Marie Hunt of Chilliwack; and 12 grandchildren. Kay had a generous heart for all she knew, often doing without herself while helping family and friends. Funeral services will be held - Saturday, May 6, 2000 at Chilliwack Native Pentecostal at 1:30 p.m.
HAY, Joyce Jessica
Joyce Jessica Hay late of Sardis passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 83 years. She was born June 23, 1916 in England, and had lived in this area for 51 years. Joyce was very active in St. John's Anglican Church Alter Guild, choir, and was a member of the Sardis Club 28. Joyce and her husband liked to travel in their motorhome and wintered in the south and spent the summers fishing in B.C. Joyce liked to do crafts and enjoyed family occasions. A Service of Remembrance will be held - Monday, May 8, 2000 at 1 p.m. at St. John's Church, Sardis. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. She is survived by her son Roger (Vickie) of Chilliwack; her daughters, Sylvia (Jim) Spence of Surrey, and Judy (Leonard) Hayton of Burnaby; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Dennis Bryant of Toronto, Ont.; and sister Dorothy Bozak of Moose Jaw, Sask. She was predeceased by her husband Harold Hay; and son Gary.
HYDE, Francis 'Percy'
Francis 'Percy' Hyde late of Chilliwack, formerly of Rooseville and Vancouver, passed away May 2, 2000 in Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 78 years. Percy was born March 18, 1922 in Rooseville, B.C., and had lived in this area for 58 years. Percy drove oil truck and for Valley Laundry and also worked for the Liquor Control Board for 33 years. Dad was in active duty overseas in the Second World War. He was president of Legion Branch #4, president of the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club of which he was a lifetime member. He loved to fish with his family at Loon Lake since 1940 and hunting at Rock Creek with his boys since 1952. Percy's family was his proudest accomplishment in life and he received much love and comfort from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His dog Lacey gave him much pleasure after losing his beloved wife Norma July 25, 1999. A private, family gathering will be held May 6, 2000. Major Angus Haggarty officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium. He is survived by his son Dennis (Butch) Hyde and Rusty Hyde; daughter Bonnie Didrikson and Larry (Dix) Didrikson; grandchildren, Chad Didrikson, Stacy Crowhurst, and Lee Crowhurst; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Ashley Crowhurst; brother Allan Hyde of Saskatchewan; and mother-in-law Grace Strevens. He was predeceased by his loving wife Norma, July 25, 1999; father Herbert Hyde; mother Alice Hyde; brothers, Henry Hyde, Herb Hyde, and Frank Dillion; and loving dog 'Kayleah'. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush;
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
JOHNSTON, Hellen Mary
Hellen Mary Johnston late of Chilliwack, formerly of Abbotsford and Princeton, passed away May 2, 2000 in Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 60 years. She was born May 1, 1940 in New Westminster, and had lived in the Fraser Valley for most of her life. Our beloved Hellen passed away peacefully after a joyous celebration of her 60th birthday, surrounded by family and friends. Even while she fought a long, courageous battle with cancer, she shared her positive 'live life to the fullest' attitude with all who were blessed to know her. She will be missed greatly by family, friends, and co-workers from Fanny's Fabrics, Chilliwack, and the Chilliwack Fire Department. A memorial service will be held May 6, 2000 at 11 a.m. at Henderson's Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave., Chilliwack. She is survived by her daughter Anna Johnston of Chilliwack; older sister Annie S. Wiebe of Mt. Lehman, Abbotsford; three nieces; one nephew; seven great-nephews; and one great-grand-niece of Western Canada. Also by her younger sister Victoria (Vicki) Torrie (Mac) of Edmonton, Alta.; her stepchildren, Pauline Strnad (Robert) of Mossomin, Sask., Naomi McComber of Fort St. John, Bonnie Grahn (Lars) of Two Buttes, Colorado, William (Billy) Johnston of Abbotsford, Sam Johnston (Line) of Edmonton, Alta., and David (D.J.) Johnston (Ruth) of Chilliwack; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Katherine Guranich of Abbotsford. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of their choice.
MILLER, Donald LaVerne
Donald LaVerne Miller, our beloved husband, father, and master, went to his eternal rest Sunday, Apr. 30, 2000 at 1:15 a.m., while in the Palliative Care Unit of Chilliwack General Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Jean Marie, and their babies (Basset Hounds), Noah and Mandy; daughter Dawn Marie (Neil) Brennan and their sons, Mitchell, Alexander, and Jonathan of Australia; son David Brian Miller of Vancouver; and Don's daughter Donna Mitzel and her sons, Steven and Brian of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Courtland and Mary Miller; one brother Orval; and two sisters, Marilyn and Carol. Don was employed by Molson's Breweries of Vancouver for 29 years. His favourite pastime was taking Noah and Mandy on camping holidays. Don loved all sports, especially golf and also snooker at the Kyle Center in Port Moody. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 5, 2000 at 10 a.m. from St. Mary's Church in Chilliwack, Father Justin Trinidad, Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society, designated for children in Palliative Care. A special thank you to Dr. Brian Brodie - more than an outstanding physician, a kind and compassionate friend. Thanks also to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Chilliwack General Hospital for their loving support and care. Woodlawn Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 793-4555 or 1-800-363-2555.
PEACOCK, Edith Louise
Edith Louise Peacock passed away peacefully Sunday, Apr. 23, 2000 at Jubilee Lodge in Prince George with family by her side. Edith was born in Seven Persons, Alta. on September 7, 1923 and lived in Chilliwack from 1951 to 1999. She is survived by her son Keith (Beverley) of Prince George; daughter Lynne (Ray) of Red Deer, Alta.; four granddaughters, Veronica Shellan, Dawn, and Brenda; three great-grandchildren; sister Irene Lasessen; brother Norman Hendrickson of Camrose, Alta.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edith was predeceased by her husband Howard in 1988. Memorial service at Chilliwack United Church, - Monday, May 8, 2000 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.
WASHTOCK, Quentin Ronald 'QR'
Quentin Ronald 'QR' Washtock, late of Chilliwack, passed away May 2, 2000 at the age of 85 years. He was born January 25, 1915 in Chaumox, B.C. Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church. Celebrant Fr. Justin Trinidad. He is survived by his wife Verna of 58 years; three sons, Quentin (Dianna) of Chilliwack, Kevin of Chilliwack, and Mark (Diana) of Surrey; daughter Gail (George) Boucher of Burnaby; seven grandchildren, Crystal, Trevor, Robin, Brandy, Jennifer, Kady, and Spencer. He is also survived by his brother Gilbert (Rose) of Summerland. He was recently predeceased by his sister Lillian; and two brothers, Cryil and Ray. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., or the B.C. Lung Association. COOK, Robert Alfred
Robert Alfred Cook, late of Hope, B.C., passed away in Vancouver on April 28,2000. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. A Memorial Service will follow at a later date with confirmed date and time to be announced. Robert is survived by his mother Beatrice; sister Mrs. Bertha (Doll) Wyers; niece Susan; nephew Michael; grand-nieces; grand-nephews and close family friends. He was predeceased by his father Arthur in April 1979 and by his brother Norman in August 1990. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
FORMAN, Gwyneth Llewlyn
Gwyneth Llewlyn Forman (nee Jones), passed away on Easter - Sunday, April 23, 2000 at Chilliwack General Hospital. She was born May 21, 1927 in Tonypandy, Wales. Gwyneth loved all creatures, great and small, that lodged under her roof. She loved her home and garden, opera and classical music, Charlotte Church, reading, figure skating, hockey and knitting. She especially loved her family in Canada, the United States and Wales. Her faith in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, gave her the strength to fight a courageous battle with cancer. Gwyneth was a partner with 100 Huntley Street and watched the TV show faithfully. She also faithfully sponsored a child through World Vision since 1988. Gwyneth was predeceased by her husband, Allen, in 1993. She is survived my her children, Ed (Joan) Ragan of Merritt, BC; Laura (John) Burgess of Chilliwack; Deborah (Roy) Bristol of Chilliwack; Patti (Ben) Arias of Los Banos, CA; and Bill (Carla) Forman of Squamish. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Joan (Ingo) and Doris, both of New Westminster, and Helen of Abbotsford; also a niece in Princeton, a niece in Montreal, PQ, and a nephew in New Westminster. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2000 at 2:00 p.m., from the Church of the Nazarene, 9340 Windsor Street, Chilliwack, with Pastor Marty Taylor officiating. Thank you to friends who read the Bible and God's Promises to Gwyneth when she was no longer able to do so. Thank you to all who prayed and visited with her. Our thanks also to the Red Cross, Fraser Cheam Home Support, and the doctors and nurses on the third, fourth, and fifth floors at Chilliwack General Hospital who cared for Mom. If friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home in care of arrangements, 793-4555 or 1-800-363-2555.
HARRIS, Scotia Vera Irene
Scotia Vera Irene (Dolly) Charlie Harris, aged 69, of Ferndale, WA, crossed over to be with her Creator and all the loved ones that have gone before her. Vera is now peacefully at rest, after a courageous eight-year battle with lupus. She was born March 6, 1931, in Chilliwack. She was born to the late Steven and Rosalie (Phillips) Charlie. Vera was dearly loved by her family of eight children: Robert Jimmy of Squaw Harbor, Alaska; Jack J. of Tacoma, WA; Steven Jimmy of Vernon; Roderick J. of Ferndale, WA; Bruce J. of Deming, WA: Thomas Harris of Ferndale, WA; Rosalie H. of Yakima, WA; Verna H. of Agassiz; her three sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Rico of Kent, WA; Mrs. Verna Coleman of Yakima, WA; 14 grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews. The Wake is - Wednesday, May 3 at Skwah Hall, also Native American Church Services. There will be funeral services on Thursday at Skwah Hall in Chilliwack at 10:00 a.m. Burial services will be at Skwah Cemetery on Thursday, May, 2000.
MEALEY, Richard D'Arcy
Richard D'Arcy Mealey, late of Ryder Lake, BC, passed away April 29, 2000. He was born Dec. 17, 1922 in Lone Rock, SK. Richard was a retired miner having worked at International Nickel for years at Creighton Mines, ON. Private family cremation service. He is survived by four children: Richard of Ryder Lake; Maureen (Stanley) Donhuysen of Greendale; Linda Mealey and Karen Mealey, both of Vancouver; three grandchildren: Cristien and Adriana Donhuysen and Dillon Quinn; one great granddaughter Sabrina Hall; brother Tom (Velma) Mealey of Calgary, AB; two sisters: Dorothy (Ken) Burton of Calgary, and Amy (Ed) Hammond of Portage La Prairie, MB. He was predeceased by his wife Germaine Mealey in 1968; sister Alice Oliver and brother-in-law Gordon Oliver.To all his Conservative, Canadian Alliance, Liberal and Reform party friends, in lieu of flowers, donations to the NDP please!
1911 - 2000
Katharina Siemens of Peters Road in Greendale passed away peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness, in Duncan, B.C. with her family by her side. She was in her 89th year. Born in the Ukraine to a European Aristocratic family, forced into exile by the revolution, Katharina and her siblings managed to survive the hardships. She married Adolf Siemens in 1928 and together they had five children. The Second World War again brought hardships and this time Katharina was separated from her husband. She and her remaining four children moved to Germany in 1949, then migrated to Canada where she settled in Sardis, B.C. In 1954 Katharina and Adolf were reunited and had one more child. Predeceased by her son Victor in 1959 and her husband Adolf in 1975, Katharina is survived by her four daughters, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Katharina, who spoke five languages, lived in the Fraser Valley for almost 50 years, she loved the Valley and tended her many gardens there. The soul takes flight to worlds invisible to us and there arriving lives in bliss, forever more in paradise.