BEAMIN, George Arthur - Wednesday, 29 Jan 2003
George Arthur Beamin passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003 at Agassiz at the age of 90 years. He was born October 16, 1912 in Lymington, England.
George came to Canada from England at the age of 15 and worked at a nursery in Manitoba, later moving to British Columbia where he worked for Eddie’s Nursery. George had many jobs including working for the Municipality of Chilliwack, S & W Construction and later his own company, Valley Aggregates.
He was active with Job’s Daughters, Mason’s, Eastern Star, Shriners, and also coached the Atchelitz Girls softball team for several years.
He will be missed by his family and many, many friends.
George is survived by his wife Chris; sister Mary in England; daughter Sharon (Wayne); sons, Charles (Mary Ellen), and Brook (Sandra); grandchildren, Scott (Kerry), Cheryl (Dennis), Ryan (Joanne), and Craig (Carly); great-grandchildren, Ashley, Corey, Blair, Cole, Sam, and Riley; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brothers, Don, Jim, and Charles; and sister Katherine.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at 10 a.m. from Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack with Father Tassinari officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to B.C. Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak St., Vancouver, B.C.
FRERICHS, Elsie Amelia - Wednesday, 29 Jan 2003
Elsie Amelia Frerichs passed away peacefully on January 29, 2003 surrounded by her husband Rudy, and daughter Leanne, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Elsie was born May 28, 1932 in Melville, Sask. After moving to B.C. and marrying her husband Rudy, she began to dedicate her life to being a loving wife and mother. Elsie enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, bingo, camping, and making her many crafts.
She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Independent Order of Foresters.
Elsie and Rudy enjoyed many winters in the south where they made wonderful friends.
She is survived by her loving husband Rudy; daughters, Leanne (Ron), and Karen; son Merle (Susan); and six grandchildren, Kelly, Erin, Adam, Tanner, Corey, and Brandy.
Special thanks to the wonderful nurses in Palliative Care and Home Care at Chilliwack General Hospital for their care and support.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary St., Chilliwack Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted in Elsie’s memory to the Chilliwack Hospice Society, #203-45485 Knight Rd., Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 3G3.
ATTRIDGE, John Theodore - Wednesday, 29 Jan 2003
John Theodore Attridge late of Chilliwack, passed away January 29, 2003 at the age of 95 years.
John enjoyed living and working in the country. He was an Army Veteran of the Second World War, serving both in England and in Canada. He was a gardener, an avid sports fan and played cards regularly. People will remember him best as a simple, honest, hardworking man.
Private family cremation. Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
John is survived by sons, Bill and Dwight Attridge of Lindsay, Ont.
He will be missed by close friends, Tim and Cheryl Rivers of Columbia Valley, and by the staff and residents of McIntosh Lodge.
MEAGHER, Lloyd - Monday, 27 Jan 2003
Lloyd Meagher passed away on January 27, 2003 at Chilliwack at age 80 years. He was born April 28, 1922.
Lloyd is survived by daughters, Cheryl (Dauriush) and Collette (Johnny); grandchildren, Rhiana, Alandra, Dax, Garrett, Delaine, and Jeremy; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Carson; his companion, Joan Robertson; brothers, Harold and Vernon (Iris); and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Annette; brothers, Lyle and Keith; and sister Joyce.
A memorial tea will be held on February 1, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the 1st Floor Recreation Room, 45650 McIntosh Dr., Chilliwack.
Donations to the Chilliwack Hospice.
WILSON, Barbara Ann - Saturday, 25 Jan 2003
Barbara Ann Wilson (nee Crocker) passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003 at Vancouver General Hospital. She was born on June 12, 1951 in Victoria.
Barb is missed and loved by many including her husband, Bob; her son Shawn (Shannon); her daughter Katharine (Tom) Bevans; her sisters, Louise, Linda, and Kathy; her brothers, Stanley, Alan and Jimmy; her aunt Betty Crocker; her cousins, Shelly and Gary Crocker; and her treasured grandchildren, Tyler and Graeme Wilson, and Kyle and Kate Ann Bevans.
Services to be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 6300 Tyson Rd., Chilliwack, on Friday, Jan. 31, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. followed by reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Transplant Society would be appreciated.
HILL, Raymond Ignatius - Friday, 24 Jan 2003
It is with saddened hearts to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather on Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 in the Chilliwack General Hospital. Ray was born on May 27, 1928 in Glace Bay, N.S. and spent a year of active duty in Korea in 1952-53. Upon his discharge in 1960, he worked at Base Chilliwack as a civil servant until he retired in February 1990.
Ray is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 49 years, Helen; sons, Ken (Debbie) of Innisfail, Alta., and Doug (Diane) of Abbotsford; daughter Debbie Ahl of Aldergrove; eight granddaughters, Sarah, Jennifer, Lisa, Karissa, Candace, Courtney, Meagan, and Helen; brother Gerry (Nita) of Nova Scotia; and many nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Alberta.
Ray was predeceased by his mother Julia in June 1936; father James in January 1955; brothers, James Jr. in March 1991, Aubrey in October 1995, and Cyril (Sibby) in July 1999.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home with Rev. Angus Haggarty officiating. A reception will follow in the tea room. By request cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
BOONE, Vera - Thursday, 17 Apr 2003
Vera Boone was born in Yorkshire, England October 10, 1936 and passed away in Chilliwack April 7, 2003.
Vera met her husband Chuck in Nottingham, England while his father and family were stationed there with the RCAF. Chuck joined the RCAF in London, England in 1955 and returned to Canada for training. He sent for Vera in 1956 and they were married at RCAF Station Lachine, P.Q. in May 1957.
They had four children, William in Ontario, Donna (Charlie) and grandchildren, Cody and Stevi-Lee of Colorado, USA, Jodee (Dell) and grandchildren, Josh and Justin of Chilliwack, and Laura and grandchild baby Kacey (nine months old) of Chilliwack. As well as one sister and her family in England.
Vera and Chuck spent 36 plus years with their family in the Canadian Air Force throughout Canada and many years associated with the USAF throughout the United States.
Vera loved taking care of her children and doing many different arts and crafts. She was a terrific bowler. The most loving and wonderful wife one could ever have, a very beautiful and very loving and cherished mother and a very loving and caring grandmother (Nan and Min).
Vera was forever helping needy people and couldn’t do enough for them. Vera also made teddy bears to give to needy children at Christmas. Vera just loved children and anyone else she ever met. She never had bad feelings for anyone. She forever gave more love and good tidings to all. She loves God and Jesus and is now in the care of our loving Lord and Creator. One day, God willing, we’ll all be together again with our loving Lord in Heaven.
What a great person she was. How fortunate and blessed we were to have her. Although in our hearts and minds we feel like we did not have her as long as we felt we needed and wanted. If we had our way, we’d hold on to her forever, but a million years probably still wouldn’t be enough. Mom dropped her seed and nurtured us, loved us and guided us the best that she could. We couldn’t have chosen a more loving wonderful person to be our mother, our min, nan or dad’s wife. There are more memories we have about her that we could write about.
Everything she did was special. She was always a good listener whom we could talk to whenever we needed someone to talk to. Mom always had a shoulder to cry on, a laugh to share, a hug or kiss to give. We thought she was as close to perfect as God could make. What a warm, soft human she was. Mom always put herself aside so that she could focus on other people. She always had an extra hand to offer any chance that she could help out. Her grandchildren all adore her. She was and is the best’’est’’.
Knowing the pain and suffering she was going through hurt us all. So we welcomed her being set free and although we are hurting, we know the pain will subside in time. Never will she be forgotten, she was our whole lives. We loved her then and we love her now. God Bless you Mom (Nan). We miss you. Thank you Mom for all you taught us, for all you showed us and for all you were. Rest in peace, love forever and a day. Vera will be greatly missed but never forgotten by her remaining family and many, many loving friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kerr and Dr. Wiggins for their wonderful care and concern they provided for Vera, as well as the nurses and staff of Chilliwack General Hospital for their loving care. The family would also like to thank Pastor Adam Wiggins for wonderful last rights and lovely service provided for the immediate family.
McLean’s Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
SPERLING, Kathleen Lilian - Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003
Kathleen Lilian Sperling (nee DeBaie) late of Chilliwack and formerly of Hamilton, Ont. passed away peacefully in Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 31 years. She had lived in this area for seven years.
Kathleen enjoyed reading, movies, spending time with her daughter, family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband John; daughter Elizabeth; mother Susan Kendall; and stepfather Bert Kendall; brothers John and Russell DeBaie; stepbrother Donald; stepsister Lewanne DeBaie; and stepmother Patricia DeBaie.
She will be sadly missed by friends and family.
She was predeceased by her father Donald DeBaie of Nova Scotia; and grandmother and grandfather of Ontario.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack, in care of arrangements.
KLOOT, John Frederick - Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003
John Frederick Kloot late of Chilliwack, passed away suddenly on April 15, 2003 in High River, Alta., at the age of 44 years.
John is survived by his loving family, parents, Frank and Jacoba of Chilliwack; his four brothers, Jim (Alma) of Chilliwack, Alfred (Rita) of Chilliwack, Donald (Caroline) of Lethbridge, Alta., and Robert (Kim) of Lethbridge, Alta.; nephews and nieces, Brandon, Jordan, Cody, Chad, and Cayden, Bert, Dariann, and Dustin, Jessie, and Justin, Hailey and Sara; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Predeceased by one brother Bert in 1965.
Public visitation for Mr. John Kloot will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 21, 2003 at Henderson’s Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Mr. John Kloot will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 from the chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack, with Reverend J. Treur officiating.
Burial will follow in the Chilliwack Cemeteries with a reception to follow at the Tea Room of Henderson’s Funeral Home.
If family or friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
ADAMSKI, Vincent Louis (Vince) - Monday, 14 Apr 2003
Vincent Louis (Vince) Adamski, late of Chilliwack, born in Fernie, and aged 81 years, passed away on April 14, 2003.
Vince was a veteran of the Second World War, and a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Vince retired after 30 years of service with the Department of Highways in Boston Bar. He was an avid lawn bowler with the Chilliwack Lawn Bowling Club. He enjoyed 5-pin bowling. He was a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross and also a volunteer tutor at the University College of the Fraser Valley.
He is survived by his loving family, wife Kitty; sister Nellie Miscovitch of Chilliwack; sister-in-law Millicent Turvey of North Vancouver; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial funeral service will be held on Saturday, Apr. 19, 2003 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lenz officiating. Cremation at Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
If family or friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Vince’s name would be appreciated.
COCHRAN, Eleanor - Saturday, 12 Apr 2003
Eleanor Cochran passed away at age 79 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She never lost her humour, grace and love for those around her.
Memorial, - Saturday, Apr. 12, 2003 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Church. Reception at Henderson’s Funeral Home Tea Room after.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
RUSSELL, Caroline Eva - Saturday, 12 Apr 2003
Caroline Eva Russell of Chilliwack, formerly of Mission, passed away - Saturday, Apr. 12, 2003 at age 57 years. She was born November 19, 1945 in Mission.
Caroline is survived by her daughter Deborah (Allan) Dempster of Chilliwack; sons, Allen (Dale), and Shawn (Christa) of Abbotsford; and four grandsons, Jeff Gorman, Joe Russell, Katlin Houghlin, and Willy Dempster. Caroline also leaves her sister Viola (Vic) Aarbo; brothers, Dennis (Joann) Dell, and George (Pat) Dell; sisters-in-law, Mary (Bill), and Linda; brothers-in-law, Oscar (Verna), and Jack; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her large extended family, including her grandmother Eva Matus.
Caroline was predeceased by her loving husband of 33 years, Joseph Russell; her parents, Dell and Irene Neufeldt; niece Cheryl (Puhl) Woods; and nephew Kenny.
A Gathering of Remembrance and Celebration will be held at 2 p.m. - Saturday, Apr. 19, 2003 at the Mountainview Estates Common Room at 46966 Yale Rd. in Chilliwack.
‘’The door is always open and the tea is always on.’’