WILGOSH, Mark Charles - Saturday, 14 Aug 2004
Mark Charles Wilgosh, late of Chilliwack passed away August 14, 2004 in Chilliwack at the age of 33 years. He was born January 26, 1971 in Cochenour, Ont.
Service of Remembrance will be held - Monday, August 23, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home. Rev. Harald Throness officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
He is survived by his parents, Eve and Ray Wilgosh of Chilliwack; brother, David Wilgosh of Penticton; children, Elysha and Jeffery Wilgosh of Cloverdale; maternal grandparents, Rudy & Steve Zakall of the lower mainland; paternal grandfather, Charlie Wilgosh of Kenora, Ont.; aunts/uncles: Carmen (Ken) Ford of Port Coquitlam; Jim (Kim) Zakall of Port Coquitlam; Charlotte (Jim) Harmer of Red Lake, Ont.; Paulette Stuart of Vancouver Island; 8 cousins: Jenny, Breanne, Brandon, Jordan, Garret, Tamara, Warren and Ryan.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, #200-20171 92A Ave., Langley, B.C. V1M 3A5.
VAN DIJK, Walter GordMonday, 09 Aug 2004
Born in Chilliwack in 1968, he passed away peacefully August 9, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
After graduating at Howe Sound Secondary School in 1986 at Squamish, he was employed in the log house industry until 1997.
He is survived by his parents, Walter John and Rose Marie; his four brothers, John Edward, Randall Thomas, Christopher Joseph, and Donald Karl, all of Chilliwack; numerous nephews, nieces in Prince George, Chilliwack and Agassiz; uncles, aunts, and cousins of Vancouver Island, Manitoba, and the Netherlands; and by a special friend, Dan Chellew.
Walter was a kindhearted, gentle, and caring person for all who knew him. He enjoyed the outdoors and taking part in family activities, especially playing cards with his dad.
Funeral services will be held at Chilliwack Cemeteries on August 20, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. with Reverend Engenio Aliosio, of St. Mary’s Parish officiating.
By request, no cards, flowers, or donations please.
Walter will be greatly and sadly missed by all of us, and will forever be in the hearts of his family.
NIKIRK, Wayne George - Friday, 13 Aug 2004
Wayne Nikirk, late of Chilliwack, formerly of 100 Mile House, passed away in the presence of the Lord on August 13, 2004 at the age of 66 years. He was born in Maidstone, Sask. on October 22, 1937 and grew up on Vancouver Island.
Wayne served in the RCAF for 10 years. He later became a certified welder and worked at Bethlehem Copper. He retired from Ainsworth sawmill in 100 Mile House after 21 years.
His father John and mother Bernice predeceased Wayne.
He leaves to cherish his memory his second wife Mae; daughters, Michelle and Kelly (Daryl); sons, Troy (Michele) and David; brothers, Gordon, Bill (Rona), Lorne (Phyllis), Allen (Mina); sisters, Julia, Mary Anne (Kim); stepson, Ken (Lynn) Sherburne; 8 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and friends.
A Visitation will be held on August 20, 2004 from 7-9 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, BC.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Chapel on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at 2 pm. A Tea will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, if you so desire, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society of BC in Wayne’s name.
HALL, Ruth Emily - Thursday, 12 Aug 2004
Ruth Emily Hall born September 23, 1923, passed away peacefully August 12, 2004 in Chilliwack.
Predeceased by her husband Monty Hall, her parents; Smith Harding Nickerson and Blanche Vernard Cosman, three brothers; Harding V., Gardeth H., and Alvin N. (Ed), three sisters; Velma H., Alma A., and Mary T. (Mamie).
Ruth leaves to mourn her passing, two children; Matt (Jill) Hall, Sue (Owen) Hall, four grandchildren; Luke, Sarah, Isabella and Isaac as well as relatives across Canada and the state of Alabama.
Ruth was born and raised in Forest Glen, N.S. where she completed her grade schooling and furthered her education in Nursing whereby she graduated and received her Diploma in 1945. In the1958, Ruth moved to Vancouver and worked at Shaughnessy Hospital.
Shortly after Ruth met the love of her life, Monty in Hope, BC and went on to marry Monty in 1961. As a dedicated mother, Ruth took 12 years off from her job to raise her family. Ruth’s love and commitment and dedication for her family extended to her grandchildren, animals and flowers. She loved life as a whole.
In the early 1970s, Ruth went back to doing what she loved most, caring for people. She gained employment with the Chilliwack Hospital Extended Care Unit where her love for the elderly could be compared to the love she had for her own family. In 1987 following her employment, Ruth decided it was time to retire.
A strong-willed, independent, vivacious woman, Ruth was always ahead of her time and lived life the way she wanted.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Bull and the nursing staff on the 4th floor for their help and kindness throughout Ruth’s stay. A very special thank you to Karen & Roz, Rod & Mary.
Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Vedder View Funeral Services and Cemetery.
TWARDY, Adolph Frank - Friday, 29 Oct 2004
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Adolph (Ade) Frank Twardy on October 29, 2004.
Adolph was born on September 2, 1936 to Thomas and Sophie Twardy, and raised in Innisfree, Alta., making his home in Chilliwack for the last 33 years.
Remembered in love always by his wife of 43 years, Colleen (nee Wright); son Trent; daughters, Pam Klassen (Gerald), and Penny, all of Chilliwack; and adored Poppa to Troy and Riley - his life’s greatest joys.
Predeceased by his parents, Ade is also survived by his sister Joyce Twardy of Calgary, Alta.; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in Alberta; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
No words can ever be enough for this kind and gentle man; he will always be remembered for his courage, sense of humour, and quiet strength.
A memorial of Adolph’s life will be on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Thanks for “the dance” Dad.
HUEBERT, Susan Mary - Sunday, 31 Oct 2004
October 15, 1931 – October 31, 2004
On Sunday morning, October 31, 2004, Susan Mary Huebert passed away unexpectedly at Chilliwack General Hospital, and went to be with her Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Susan Huebert was born October 15, 1931, in a tiny community southeast of Nipawin, Saskatchewan, to John and Katie Matthies. She was the eldest of eight children. Life was hard on the family’s homestead and so, when she was 12, her family moved to Greendale. The 1948 flood damaged their home on Adams Road so her father built a new one beside it.
The family loved to sing and the four older children often sang as they worked side by side, rehearsing for church and school programs, Christmas concerts, and elderly friends.
On May 26, 1950 she married the love of her life, Walter Huebert, and their marriage was blessed with two children, Irene and Gordon. They lived on Corbould Street in Chilliwack, in a tiny bungalow Walter built in their first year of marriage and that she kept spotlessly clean and filled with love for her family. She sewed, gardened, prepared marvellous meals, and was always ready to welcome guests from far and wide. She loved to bake. When she married Walter, she also promised that she would always bake bread for him and she fulfilled that commitment through all 54 years of their marriage.
The tiny bungalow was too crowded for their growing family and Susan dreamed of a large, efficient kitchen and a house with big closets. Her dream came true in 1967 when she and Walter built their dream house together on Hodgins Avenue. Ever a hard worker, she shovelled gravel, carried lumber, hammered, painted, sanded, and did whatever it took to get the house built. She was ecstatic when she moved into their new home. They lived there happily for 26 years, then moved to a broiler farm on Lickman Road to begin a new phase of their life together.
She and Walter loved to cycle through the area and enjoyed camping with family and friends throughout the province. She was a great fisher, often landing a bigger catch than Walter—which prompted much playful banter between them.
Mom’s greatest joy was her family, and she was the “wind beneath their wings,” offering support and encouragement however she could. Meticulous with detail, she decorated fancy cakes for family celebrations, crocheted, sewed, embroidered, painted with acrylics, arranged silk and dried flowers, and collecting agates.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, on June 25, 2004; her parents; her brothers-in-law Laverne Franklin; Jack Rose; Jake Letkeman; Jake Dyck; and Herb Tschritter.
She leaves behind a family who loved her dearly: Daughter Irene (Eric) Geng; Son Gordon (Trudy) Huebert; 7 grandchildren, Heather Geng; Brian (Jennifer) Geng; Theresa, Brandon, Jeremy, and Chelsea Huebert; 3 sisters, Elsie (Hugh) Connor; Lil Franklin; Lottie Rose; 4 brothers, John Matthies; Neil (Ann) Matthies; Ben (Edith) Matthies; Ken (Marty) Matthies; Sister-in-law Erna Letkeman.
Special thanks to Dr. Paul Basson, Dr. Bernie Schopf and the Chilliwack General Hospital staff for their care of Susan during her illness.
Viewing will take place on Thursday, November 4, 2004 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack
Funeral service: - Friday, November 5, 2004 at 1:30 pm at Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Road, Chilliwack.
DI LALLA, Adriana Maria - Sunday, 31 Oct 2004
Adriana Maria Di Lalla passed away in Chilliwack on October 31, 2004 at the age of 79. She was born in Holland on April 9, 1925.
Adriana is survived by her husband Niola of 58 years and her sister Ria of Holland.
She was predeceased by her brother, John in 1949.
Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Henderson’s with Rev. Doug Ireland officiating. Interment to follow at Chilliwack Cemeteries.
COULSEY, John Arthur - Sunday, 31 Oct 2004
John Arthur Coulsey passed away, after a short battle with cancer, on October 31, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 82 years. He was born August 18, 1922 in Vawn, Sask.
Jack is survived by his loving wife Joan; son, David (Bev); sister, Grace; grandchildren, Michelle (Mathew), Jackie, Bonnie (Mike); great grandchildren, Julie-Anne, Marshall, Alayna and Ethan.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Tom and Fred and sisters, Amy, Sybil and Doris.
Jack was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and move to the area with his family in 1972. He loved life, and greatly enjoyed his daily walks with the family dog Nikita.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004 at 11 am from the Cultus Lake Memorial Church; Reverend Weldon Holland officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society.
ALEXANDER, Peter (Tiny) CD - Wednesday, 27 Oct 2004
1929 - 2004
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Penitentiary Services 15 Years
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of a great father and grandfather on Oct. 27, 2004 at the Chilliwack General Hospital, Chilliwack, BC.
Peter is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Lorraine; son, Brian (Cindy) of Camlachie, Ontario; step-children: Keith of Chilliwack, BC, Laurie-Ann (Brad) of Ottawa, Ontario, Greg (Shannon) Morinville, Alberta, Mark (Ann) Winchester, Ontario; eight grandchildren, brother and confidant to Harry of Braeside, Ontario; Mary of Arnprior, Ontario and Betty of London, England.
A celebration of Peter’s life will be held November 1, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., Cottonwood Club House, 7610 Evans Road, Sardis.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to the Chilliwack General Hospital Palliative Care Unit.
YOUNG, Winifred Mary - Thursday, 21 Oct 2004
Aug. 27, 1906 ~ Oct. 21 2004
Winifred Mary Young passed away peacefully at age 98 years after a brief stay in Chilliwack Hospital. Born in Yorkshire, England on August 27, 1906, Winifred McLaurie came to Canada in 1929 and after meeting Maxwell Taylor Young, married him in 1934. In 1942 they moved to the Chilliwack area.
She was predeceased by her sister Kathleen, brother Jim, son David James Maxwell in 1965, her husband Max in 1980, and her son-in-law Chris Dyble in 2001.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Joyce Dyble and Karen Hipwell; son-in-law Bill Hipwell; grandchildren John Dyble (Barbara), David Dyble (Margôt), Kathleen Brett (Richard), Jill Scott, James Hipwell (Sharon), and Jim Hipwell (Diane); great grandchildren Todd (Connie), Sarah, Adam, Chad, Shannon, Devon, Ryan, Heather, Jennifer, Justine, and Mark; and in England, nephew Rob McLaurie and niece Sue Crocker (Roger).
The family would like to thank her doctors and nurses at Chilliwack Hospital and to mention how much she thought of the very caring staff and all her friends at the Lynnwood. She always had a word of encouragement, a zest for living and an abiding love of family.
She spanned the century but was very much aware of the changes. Denied further schooling as a teen because of her sex, she and Max always encouraged her family to seek higher education. She appreciated the arts and was an avid painter. She was a gifted seamstress and loved to travel and read.
A Memorial Service will be held at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004 at 1:30 pm.
Donations may be made to the Carman United Memorial Fund.