WOODS, Ernest (Ernie) - Tuesday, 06 Apr 2004
Ernest “Ernie” Woods retired employee of York Farms/Canada Packers, passed away - Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at the age of 83 years.
He was pre-deceased by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen “Kay”, in 2003.
Fondly remembered by his two daughters; Barbara (Lt-Col Pierre Bilodeau) of Ottawa; and Sandra (late Henry Chomos) of Drumheller, Alta.; two grandsons, Colin and Corey; his sister Alice, of Vancouver; and his dear nieces and nephews.
Ernie’s greatest joy was people, friends and strangers alike. He loved to tell stories, to visit, and to laugh. We’ll always remember his rose garden, at the house on Woods Rd.
Heartfelt thanks to a very special friend, through so much, right to the end; Fred.
Memorial service at Chilliwack United Church on Thursday, April 15 at 11 am.
In remembrance, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
BUTLER, Donna - Monday, 05 Apr 2004
Donna left us peacefully on April 5, 2004 after a long courageous battle with lung cancer. Donna was born on May 5, 1947 in Regina, Sk. Her final days were surrounded by her family and friends who will cherish her memory forever.
Donna worked for Canada Post for 26 years. She loved the outdoors, camping and was a gifted artist. One of her greatest joys in life were her sweet grandchildren, Kathryn and Alexander Dicks.
Donna is survived by Ron, her husband and the love of her life for 36 years; her children, Gary; Ash (Kristy), Adair (Corrina), and Dore (Doug) Dicks; her 2 brothers and sister of Edmonton AB.
The family would like to thank Dr. Weatherston and all the medical staff in the Chilliwack Hospital.
A Memorial will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 3 pm at the Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street Chilliwack, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Chilliwack Hospital.
HYDEN (nee Deveau), Lucie (Lucy) Marie - Monday, 05 Apr 2004
Lucie (Lucy) Marie Hyden (Deveau) passed away - Monday, April 5, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital. Lucie was born November 11, 1923 and was raised in Saulnierville, Nova Scotia.
Lucie spent several years working as a nurses aide, was a chartered and life member of the Ladies Auxiliary Branch #280 Vedder Golden Legion. Lucie was also a long time member of the Good Sam Club. Lucie was a long time volunteer for the Salvation Army Thrift Store and a member of the Salvation Army Chilliwack Community Church. She was a loving mother, wife and friend and will be dearly missed by her extensive family and friends.
Lucie is survived by 6 daughters; Marie (Alvin) Davis of Wainwright, AB, Agnes Walker of Prince George, Anne (Irene) Theriault of Saulinierville, N.S., Barbara (Mathurin) Comeau of Meteghan River, N.S., Brenda (Dennis) Rose of Holmes Beach, Florida and Patricia Young of Chilliwack. 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 brothers; Edward (Rita) Deveau, Alphonse (Phyllis) Deveau, Alfred (Aline) Deveau all of Nova Scotia and 4 sisters, Cecilia Hicks, Agnes Comeau, May Hicks and Prescille (Gustav) Comeau all of Nova Scotia.
Lucie was predeceased by her husband, John Daniel, daughter Gloria, parents Leo and Celina Deveau and 3 brothers; Dennie, Peter and Leo Deveau.
A Service of Remembrance was held on Thursday, April 8, 2004 at 3 pm in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack, with Major Angus Haggarty officiating.
The honourary bearers were: Bill Young, Trent Nunemaker, Al Davis, Dennis Rose, Denise Wells, Joyce Furness and Walter Nunemaker.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kishi, the doctors and staff of Chilliwack General Hospital Emergency Room, the staff of the 4th floor Palliative Care Unit and all the staff of the Extended Care Unit of Chilliwack General Hospital.
HARNDEN (nee MacNaughton), Irma Rose - Monday, 05 Apr 2004
Irma Rose Harnden (nee MacNaughton) passed away - Monday, April 5, 2004 at the age of 89 years.
She leaves her long time loving companion, George; her daughter, Pat (Bill); grandchildren, Mark (Judy) and Brenda (Andrew); great grandchildren, Clark, Conrad, Sam, Max, Charlie and Jean; sisters, Lillian (Peter) and Eileen (Ray); sisters in law, Lil and Etta, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Irma was born in Armstrong and grew up in Quesnel and Prince George.
Her husband, Howard and brother, Gordon predeceased her.
Many thanks to Dr. Bright and the nurses and staff at Eden Intermediate Care Home for the care that Irma received while a resident.
There will be no service by her request, a family gathering will be held at a later date.
BREEN, Albina Blanche Maude - Sunday, 04 Apr 2004
Albina Blanche Maude Breen passed away on April 4, 2004 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 92 years. She was born in Whitewood, Sask. on May 22, 1911.
Albina is survived by her niece Sandra (Charles) Dunkerley of Abbotsford, nephews; Kent Dayman, Terry Dayman and Robert Dayman of Alberta and other extended family. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony “Tony”, in 1988, one sister, Ellen, in 1994 and one brother, Gordon, in 1992.
She was a long time employee at the Chilliwack Progress and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Henderson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lenz officiating.
DAHL, Phyllis Irene - Sunday, 04 Apr 2004
Phyllis Irene Dahl born April 15, 1914, passed away peacefully with her children at her bedside, - Sunday, Apr. 4, 2004 at Blenheim Lodge in Vancouver.
Phyllis is reunited with her beloved Stan, her husband of 61 years who predeceased her in 1997; her son Dan in 1968; and her great-grandson Jarrett Armstrong in 1995.
She is lovingly remembered by her eldest son Stanley Jr., his wife Marie and their children, Ken, Sheila, Sharon, Cheryl, and Shannon; her son Ken (Alexa) and his children, Ken Jr. Tanis, Shea and Daniel; and her daughter Lindsay Wilkinson and her son Geoff. She loved her grandchildren deeply, and was blessed with 18 great-grandchildren who brought much joy to her life.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to Dr. Alex Musial and the caring staff at Blenheim Lodge for filling her last five years with kindness, love and dignity.
A Celebration of her Life will be held for friends in Chilliwack, at Rosedale Pentecostal Church, 51461 Yale Rd., - Thursday, Apr. 15, 2004 at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pacific Assistance Dogs (PADS), 9048 Stormont Ave., Burnaby, B.C. V3N 4G6.
WARNER, James - Monday, 09 Aug 2004
James Warner passed away August 9, 2004 in Vancouver.
James is survived by his loving wife Marie; two sons, Michael and Daniel; one daughter Susan; and one granddaughter Alysha.
James was a Lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 280, who served in WWII as a Navy Veteran.
A Service of Remembrance will be held Monday, Aug. 30, 2004 at 1 p.m. from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 280 Vedder Crossing.
Donations to the S.P.C.A. would be graciously accepted.
Arrangements entrusted to Vedder View Funeral Services & Cemetery.
PANKRATZ, Betty Jane - Monday, 23 Aug 2004
Betty Jane Pankratz passed away on August 23, 2004 at Chilliwack, BC at age 63 years. She was born May 10, 1941 in Steinbach, Man.
Betty is survived by her husband, Bill Pankratz; children, Barb (Bill) Allenby and Billy (Deena) Pankratz; grandchildren, Karen, Julie and Cameron Allenby, Kelsie Evanoff and Jenna Pankratz; parents, Henry and Susie Unger; siblings, Harry Unger, Diane (Jake) Pankratz and Vera (John) Wiens; numerous nieces and nephews.
Her infant son Barry William Pankratz predeceased Betty.
Betty especially loved children. She loved knitting and crocheting sweaters and blankets for her grandchildren and many others. She loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She also loved to walk. Betty was a great listener and has touched many lives. She will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on August 26, 2004 at 11 am from the United Mennonite Church, 4336 Eckert Rd., Yarrow, BC. Pastor Dan Rempel officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Betty’s name would be appreciated.
HOPE, Dustin Gene - Saturday, 14 Aug 2004
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Dustin Gene Hope on August 14, 2004. Dustin was born November 15, 1988 to Gary Hope and Christine Bage.
Dustin was predeceased by his father Gary Hope.
Dustin will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his family and friends, including his mother Christine Pete and her family; great-grandmother Edith Mussell; grandparents, Anita (John) Mussell, Lawrence and Elsie Hope, and Rita Pete; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services were held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Hope at 10 a.m. - Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 with Celebrant Father Gerry Guillet. Burial was at Yale First Nation Cemetery, a luncheon followed at the Royal Canadian Legion in Hope.
HAGEN, Florence Ellen - Friday, 20 Aug 2004
Mrs. Florence Ellen Hagen, the eldest daughter of Roseldah and Ernest Harnesk, died at the age of 86 on August 20, 2004, while a resident at the Cottage Pavilion Extended Care Unit of the MSA General Hospital in Abbotsford. She was born in Youngstown, Alta. on November 20, 1917. She married Sigfred Hagen at Viking, Alta. on February 26, 1937. She and her husband had two children, Donna and Herman.
Florence is survived by her son, Rev. Herman (Carol) Hagen of Abbotsford; six grandchildren, Raymond (Kerry) Delaire, Barbara Delaire, Brian Delaire, (Carol), Louise Fraser, and Steven and Marcia Hagen. Also by six great-grandchildren, Michael, Jodi, Alexandra, Justin, Amber and Courtney; and two great-great grandchildren, Brayden and Kaitlin. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Helga Rehill and Irene Best of Edmonton, Alta., and Helen Harnesk of Ardrossan, Alta.; as well as many other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her daughter Donna May Delaire; and husband Sigfred.
Henderson’s Funeral Home of Chilliwack is handling the funeral arrangements.
The Memorial Service and Celebration of Mrs. Hagen’s life will take place at 2 p.m. on August 26, 2004 at Christ Lutheran Church, 9460 Charles St., Chilliwack with Rev. Pamela Hegedus-Pederson officiating. Refreshments will be served by the ladies of Christ Lutheran Church.
Pallbearers are: Raymond Delaire, Brian Delaire, Michael Delaire, Gerald Dahle, John Rostad and Bryan Stolee.
The family says, “THANK YOU” to ALL who have participated with personal presence, cards, gifts and prayer.
Sincere thanks to the health care staff of the Chilliwack General Hospital, the Birchwood Retirement Residence of Chilliwack; the Tabor Home in Abbotsford and MSA General Hospital Extended Care Cottage Pavilion in Abbotsford.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Chilliwack.
DELINE, Rodney Raymond - Saturday, 21 Aug 2004
Rodney Deline passed away in Chilliwack on August 21, 2004 at the age of 64. He was born in Kirkland Lake, Ont. on March 4, 1940. He came to B.C. in 1980 and worked as a brick layer.
He met his wife, Sylvia in 1983 whom he married in 1995. Due to illness he retired in 1997.
In February 2001 Rod and Sylvia moved to Victoria. His favourite hobby during his retirement was baking. There were always fresh apple pies and cookies at home for anyone who dropped in. They joined the Pacific Animal Therapy Society in Victoria. Rod’s greatest pleasure was taking his best friend Bogie to visit the Saanich Peninsula Extended Care Hospital. The residents always looked forward to their visits. In 2003 Rod and Sylvia moved back to Chilliwack.
During his last stay at the Chilliwack General Hospital Palliative Care unit, Bogie visited him daily. Rod’s eyes would light up when Bogie entered the room. During these visits Bogie became friends with many patients and Rod was so proud of the happiness Bogie brought them.
Rod is survived by his wife, Sylvia, of 21 years; daughter; Anita (Doug Humphreys) Deline of Grand Bend, Ont. and their children, Jordan, Parker, Miranda and Riley; daughter Kim (Pete) Deline of London and their child Lindsay; step-daughter Cindy (Rob Gratham) Best of Abbotsford and their children, Mitcheal and Amber; and step-son Kevin (Katie) Pryor of Kamloops and their children, Patricia, Douglas and Matthew. He is also survived by one sister Marilyn (Lawrence) Watrich of Mississauga, Ont.; and his very best friend, Bogie. He was a super father, step-father and husband.
An open house tea will be held in Henderson’s Tea Room on August 27, 2004 between 2 – 4 pm.
In lieu of flowers family and friends can make donations to the Pacific Animal Therapy Society in Rod’s name at 9412 Laurie’s Lane, Sidney, B.C., V8L 4L2.
CARNE, Vera Kathleen - Thursday, 19 Aug 2004
Vera Carne passed away at home in her sleep on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. She was born on June 4, 1919 in Winnipeg, Man., the great-great-granddaughter of Alex Setter, one of the original Selkirk Settlers.
She was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Elsie Setter of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
She leaves behind Bill, her husband and soul mate of 62 years; her five children Bill of Ottawa, Judy (Clark) Christie of High River, Alta., Linda (Garry) Tharle of Mossleigh, Alta., John (Linda) Carne of Sardis, and Bev (Al) Grunau also of Sardis; her sister Ruth Toal of Winnipeg; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.
Vera’s legacy on earth would be her gift of service; service to her Church, the Girl Guides and any human need that crossed her path.
Her children have lost the person who has probably had the most influence on their lives. They are the people they are today because she has shaped and moulded their lives with her morals and convictions of what is right.
But this isn’t good bye. It is ‘see you again’ as our faith in Jesus has given us the knowledge we will meet again. Jesus has said He is going to prepare a place for His children, and Vera is there helping Him prepare for her many loved ones.
It is said that you come into this world with nothing and leave with nothing. We don’t consider that to be true. Vera came into this world with nothing – but will leave with a heart full of love and a mind full of good memories and experiences that God will use in His kingdom.
A Celebration of Life Eucharist service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, Sardis, with Fr. Fred Tassinari officiating. Cremation at Valley Crematorium.