VAN HUET, Johan - Wednesday, 27 Oct 2004
Johan Van Huet passed away in the Chilliwack General Hospital on October 27, 2004 at the age of 79. He was born in Rotterdam, Holland on April 18th, 1925.
Johan is survived by his wife Elizabeth of 58 years, one son Frank (Reina) Van Huet of Langley and two daughters; Helen (Lorne) Downton of Chilliwack and Nellie (Renee) Brissette of Abbotsford, 8 grandchildren and 11 great, grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother Art (Leny) Van Huet of Qualicum Beach and two sisters and one brother in Holland.
He was predeceased by one brother.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at 1 pm at the First Christian Reformed, 9800 McNaught Rd., Chilliwack with Pastor Carl Geleynse officiating.
If family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
TOOR, Raj - Tuesday, 26 Oct 2004
Tuesday, October 26 tragedy struck the Toor family and the community of Chilliwack when Raj Toor lost his life in a car accident.
Raj will forever be remembered for his tremendous passion towards bettering the lives of his family, students and community. Throughout his 28 years as a teacher and administrator he touched many lives.
A few highlights of his many accomplishments include developing the first computer programs in the Chilliwack school district and his instrumental role in developing a "dry grad" program for students. In addition, he was also honored for his contributions to the Chilliwack community when he was awarded a Lions Club service award.
Raj Toor dedicated his life to his family and his community. His work with various boards and committees, including the Chilliwack Arts Council, the Chilliwack Health Council and UCFV Board of Governors will be dearly missed.
Raj will be remembered for his accomplishments and commitment to the community. As well, his family and close friends recognize his legacy as a passionate, caring, and dedicated husband, father and son.
His spirit and love of life will be cherished always by his: loving wife, Jitender; parents, Bachan and Karnail Toor; sons, Rob and Kavie; brothers, Herb and John; daughter-in-law, Allison Toor; and his new grandson, Robbie.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am - Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004 at the Riverside Funeral Home and Crematorium in Delta, BC. and all are welcome to attend.
A memorial fund is being established in his name to be awarded to graduating students. People are encouraged to contribute to the fund in lieu of flowers.
PLAISIER, Adrianus Jan (John) - Tuesday, 26 Oct 2004
March 25,1918 - October 26, 2004
John immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1955 with his wife and children. He was a man who loved the challenges of life and lived it to the fullest.
He leaves to mourn, his wife Sophia; his children, Hank (Vicki), Mieke (Tony), Nel (Mario), John (Carol), and Stan (Debbie).
John was predeceased by two brothers, Piet and Cornelius; one sister Marie; his first wife Teuntje; and his second wife Elizabeth, who brought two daughters, Lonny (Joffre), and Lorelei (Tom) into the family.
He will be missed by his sister Trijntje, his remaining family including nieces, nephews, in-laws; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and his friends across North America and the Netherlands.
“Fly Away Home Dad (John)’’ “Vlieg terug naar huis, Jan’’
Sincere thanks to Dr. A. Fong, Dr. A. Belch, S. Okine, and the staff of Home Care, and all the staff of 9Y in the Edmonton General Palliative Care Unit.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McDougall United Church Refugee Fund, 10086 McDonald Dr., Edmonton, Alta. T5J 2B7.
A service to reflect on John’s life will be held - Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Appel Funeral Home/Central Memorial Chapel, 10530-116 St., Edmonton, 780-454-8088. “Our Family Serving Your Family.’’
OTTESON (nee Reddicopp), Cheryl Lynne - Sunday, 24 Oct 2004
Dec. 22, 1956 - Oct. 24, 2004
After a brief, but valiantly fought battle with cancer, Cheryl Lynne Otteson went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Oct. 24, 2004.
"Cookie" was predeceased by her mother Viola Reddicopp (Peters) and her father Phil Reddicopp.
She is survived by the loves of her life, her son Rick Otteson (Debbie) and her daughter Nicole Otteson. Left to rejoice in her memories are her siblings: Evangeline Reddicopp (Trevor), Dallas Reddicopp (Evelyn) and family, Arlene Hemmann (Rick) and family, LaVonne Reddicopp, Darcy Reddicopp (Dori) and family. Cheryl will also be deeply missed by her stepmother Mary Reddicopp, her stepbrothers Ron (Debbie) Bartsch and family, and Glenn Bartsch. As well as being mourned by an extensive extend-ed family, Cheryl will be fondly remembered by her special friends, her church family, and her support network, all who were of such great comfort to her. With a twinkle in her eye, and her mis-chevious smile, Cheryl was an inspiration to all who knew her.
A celebration of Cheryl’s life will be held - Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at Cheryl’s beloved church, the First Avenue Church of God in Chilliwack.
Personal Alternative in charge of funeral arrangements. Online memorial available at www.personalalternative.com.
If wished, donations can be made in Cheryl’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC Cancer Foundation or to Safe Haven Pet Rescue in Chilliwack.
de GROOT, Peter - Monday, 20 Dec 2004
It is with a deep sense of loss that we say farewell to our husband, father, and Opa: Peter de Groot. On December 20, 2004, after a short hospital admission he joined his parents and 3 brothers who have predeceased him.
Dad was born Jan. 28, 1928 in Zoetermeer, Holland, one of 14 children. He spent his youth on a farm where work was hard but many fun times were had. We listened to many stories of the good times and pranks that are part of growing up in a large family. He immigrated to Canada in 1952 with 2 brothers and worked in Salmon Arm and Kamloops. During a brief return to Holland in 1954, he married his sweetheart Nell Vollebregt in a double wedding with his brother Adrian to Martha. The foursome then took a freighter across the ocean and the train across Canada to settle in the Fraser Valley. Surrey was their first home and after a few years in Mission they bought the farm on Lickman Road. The farm was his pride and joy and in his last years he would drive his golf cart around just checking up on things.
Dad was well known for his wonderful sense of humour and we also grew up in a family where pranks were prevalent and love abundant. His interests outside of farming included square dancing, The Chilliwack Fair Board, curling, playing cards, traveling and spending time with his family. Dad had a way with children and in his teasing manner they were drawn to him. Dad lived thru several strokes in the last few years but was able to continue a full life including traveling to New Zealand for a family reunion and with Mom driving across Canada, returning to Halifax 50 years after their first brief visit.
Dad is survived by his wife of 50 years Nell, his children Mary (Keith Sache), Anna (Henry Gouwenberg), Lydia (Glenn Ehlers), Tony (Teresa), Leo (Sandra Irvine), Adrian (Pauline Mahoney) and Theresa (Bryan Swansburg).
Grandchildren: Renée (Kirby Laughlin), Pierre, Emil and Francis Sache; Kate, Gerard, Peter, Stacia, Coral, Lucy, Samuel, Hannah, Naomi, Christine Gouwenberg; Brent Ehlers; Glenn, Craig, Carla de Groot; Lauren, Shawn de Groot and Jacob de Groot. Great-grandchild: Blake Laughlin.
Brothers and sisters: Riet, Greet, Vroon, Nel, Gerard, Henk, Jan, Ria, Lia and Ton.
He was predeceased by his brothers; Adrian, Gus and Chris.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 at St. Mary's Church in Chilliwack with Father Gary Gordon as celebrant.
If family and friends desire donations can be made in his memory to Chilliwack General Hospital.
SJOGREN, Allan Stanley - Tuesday, 07 Dec 2004
Allan Sjogren late of Parkside Sask., and formerly of Chilliwack BC passed away suddenly Dec 7, 2004 at the age of 78.
Allan’s passions were gardening, showing chickens and black angus cattle. He also loved the odd card game.
Al will be greatly missed by his family, sons Gary (Denise), Laverne (Lynne) and daughter Anita Switzer (Jim), 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He also will be missed by his ex wife, Lillian Sjogren and long time friend, Mona Hanna and family. He was also survived by his two sisters, Doris and Stella, and brother Charlie, all of Alberta. Allan had many friends in Vancouver, Chilliwack area and Parkside, Sask.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ivar and Inez and son Dale.
By Allan's request there will be no funeral service.
We will all miss you Dad.
PEARCE, Ross Hubert - Tuesday, 14 Dec 2004
It is with great sadness that his family announces the passing of Ross Pearce. He was born on October 4, 1967 in St. John’s New Foundland. Ross went home to rest in the loving arms of his Lord at the age of thirty-seven Tuesday, December 14, 2004, in Abbotsford.
Cherished husband of Kelly, and loving father to David and Malynn, and stepsons Matthew and Steven. He was the beloved son of Harry and Florence, and will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his brother Michael, sisters Nancy and Donna, and their families; his many nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec.23 at 2 p.m. in the Church on the Southside, 7355 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack, with Pastor Jim Fry officiating.
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even if he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26
MOORE, Dorothy Ethel - Sunday, 19 Dec 2004
Dorothy Ethel Moore passed away in Agassiz on December 19, 2004 at the age of 89 years. She was born in Chilliwack, B.C. on December 15, 1915.
Dorothy was raised in Chilliwack, moved away in 1947 and later retired to Chilliwack in 1986. She loved walking and driving her car, seeing new things and spending time outdoors. She visited her son in Europe seven times.
Dorothy is survived by her son Ken of Germany, sister Mary Webster of Sardis, niece Molly Nickerson of Sardis and nephews Bob Webster and Doug (Donna) Webster of Sardis. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews and their families. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband John Albert Moore in 1985 after 51 years of marriage.
Donations may be made to the Salvation Army. Henderson’s in charge of arrangements.
GILL, Margarhita (Rita) Elizabeth - Wednesday, 08 Dec 2004
Margarhita (Rita) Elizabeth Gill late of Chilliwack, B.C. and formerly of South Pender Island passed away peacefully with family around her on Dec. 8, 2004 in the Chilliwack Hospital at the age of 97 years. She was born June 8, 1907 at Crook, Co. Durham, England and lived in Oporto, Portugal; Santos, Brazil and Montreal before settling in B.C. in 1948, moving to the Gulf Island in 1952 and then to Chilliwack in 1980.
Rita loved the outdoors and had a special love for animals, especially cats and she was an avid bird watcher. She enjoyed painting and sewing.
Funeral Mass was held in Chilliwack on Dec. 10, 2004 at St. Mary’s R.C. Church. Fr. Gino Aloisio, Celebrant. Casket Bearers: Victor Gill, David Gill, Wallace Mitchell, Victor Toop, Mark Hryciw and Ardell Bourgeois. Honorary Casket Bearer was her great-grandson, Landon Gill.
Rita is survived by 2 sons; Richard (Pat) of Chilliwack; William (Sandra) of Palo Alto, California; 2 grandsons, Victor (Malinda) and David (Leah) all of Chilliwack; 3 granddaughters, Jen Gill of Ca., Andrea (Peter) Baum of Ca. and Wendy Gill of Denver, Colorado. Also survived by 2 great-grandsons, Landon Gill of Chilliwack; Ryan Baum of Ca., great-granddaughter, Jamie of Ca., and a brother, George Machen of England.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Gill, in 1984.
The family wish to thank the doctors and staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital and the staff at Henderson’s Funeral Home.
Should family and friends so desire donations in her memory may be made to the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.
BOTH, Teunis (Ted) - Friday, 17 Dec 2004
Ted Both passed away peacefully in his 89th year early in the morning on December 17, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Ted was born on July 8, 1916 in Berkenwoude, The Netherlands. On May 19, 1942, he married Wilhelmiena Roos, and in June 1958, he immigrated to Canada with his family and settled in Chilliwack where he worked at a variety of jobs, and began farming. His dream was to own his own dairy farm one day, which became reality in the spring of 1969 when he and his wife bought a farm on Carey Road in Chilliwack. He was a hard working, caring, loving and dedicated husband, father and Opa and will be sadly missed.
Ted leaves behind to grieve his loving wife of 62 years Wilhelmiena, 4 children Gerda (Herman) Wilbrink, Ken (Marg) Both, Jenny (Henry) Jansen and Gary (Jane) Both, 19 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. He is survived also by one sister, Adrianna and one Brother Wim (Klaasje) Both, numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Leendert, Jaap and Kees and his sister Anneke.
The family wishes to thank the Staff of Chilliwack General Hospital for the compassionate care and support given especially to Dad and Mom. Also special thanks to the paramedics, Drs. Hilliard, Young and Richmond for their excellent care for Dad. A special thank you to Reverend P. Van Ruitenburg for his visits, prayers and support. Special thanks the Roos families in Chilliwack for their love and care and also to the many long time friends who have supported Dad and Mom throughout their life and also for the tokens of love, concern and many prayers and comforting words we have all received, it was greatly appreciated.
An opportunity to meet the family and express condolences will be provided on Monday evening from 7:30 – 9:00pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home in Chilliwack.
The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday afternoon, 2 pm, at the Bethel Netherlands Reformed Church, 8920 Broadway Street.
Flowers are gratefully declined in favour of a charity of your choice.
STORBO, Theodore Olaf - Saturday, 11 Dec 2004
Theodore Olaf Storbo, late of Chilliwack, passed away on December 11, 2004 at age 79 years. He was born October 14, 1925 in Nelson, BC.
There will be no service by request. Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
RANDALL, Robert Cheetham - Saturday, 11 Dec 2004
It is with a deep sense of loss that we say “farewell to a flier”. Robert Cheetham Randall, our father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 11th 2004 at the age of 96 years, joining in heaven his life mate of 74 years, Hilda.
Bob leaves to mourn his sister Edith, sons, Bob Jr., Ted (Sharon), John (Pri), daughter Joan, fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.
Bob was predeceasd by his wife Hilda, sisters Florie and Phylis, brother Ted, and grandson Brian as well as Rick Kilburn.
By his choice, Bob will be cremated, with no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held in the late afternoon ,with dinner, on the 7th of May, 2005 at Misson Raceways. Persons planning on attending please E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the number in the party.
The family is grateful to the staff of The Waverly in Chilliwack for their care of both Bob and Hilda Randall in the last year.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.