HENDERSON, Donald Allan (Chet) - Wednesday, 19 Apr 2006
Donald Henderson was born November 11, 1936 and died April 19, 2006 with his devoted wife, Joyce, at his side.
Predeceased by his parents, Michael and Margaret Henderson; brother, Joe; sister, Margaret. Survived by sisters, Jean (Findley), Florence (Bob), and brother John (Shirley). Chet leaves behind his loving wife Joyce; daughter Donna (Bob) Legace; sons, Brad (Darcy), Russ (Lorele) and Wes (Tanya) and 11 grandchildren as well as his second family Jeri-Lynne (Harry) Hendley, Tammy (Craig) Antrobus; Lorne (Glenna) Davidson and Stuart (Debby) Davidson; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Chet began life in Whitemouth, Manitoba. He moved with his family to Columbia Valley in 1945. He eventually took over the family dairy farm and was active in farming most of his life. Chet spent time working “in the woods” in the logging industry and came to operate Henderson Mill for a number of years. He gave up his farming activities after beginning a losing battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Chet will be remembered for his love of children, farming, and hockey night in Canada.
No funeral by request. A private family celebration of life will be held. If friends so desire, donations can be made to BC Children’s Hospital.
ESSLER, Joyce Mae - Friday, 14 Apr 2006
Essler, Joyce Mae passed away on April 14, 2006 at Chilliwack, BC at age of 85 years. She was born on April 16, 1920 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mom is survived by her only daughter, Patricia, son in law Thomas and granddaughters, Melodie and Samantha. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Jennifer. Joyce served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII. There will be no service by request.
ALENDAL, Kenneth Terrence - Thursday, 20 Apr 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Alendal on April 20, 2006 in Chilliwack at the age of 72 years. He was born in Rex, Saskatchewan on October 21, 1933 and was one of six children.
Ken will be greatly missed by his wife, Joan, of 49 years, son Jim (Anne), daughter Kelly and grandchildren Kayleigh and Jarritt his brothers Omer (Shirley) and Dave and sisters Wanetta Nelms, Marge (Jim) Thorne and Iris (Bob) Larratt as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both his parents, Eddy and Mae Alendal, sister-in-law Beryle Alendal and brother-in-law Ray Nelms.
Ken moved to Chilliwack in 1948 where he has resided ever since. He worked several different jobs ranging from logger, driver, car salesman to owning a business called Dog ‘n Suds from 1965 to 1984 with partner Lloyd Johnston running seven restaurants between B.C. and Saskatchewan. He was a full time fire fighter from 1978 till 1993 and also a volunteer firefighter for 37 years. He retired in 1993 and has been actively involved in his son Jim’s chicken farm where he has been both a fixture and an inspiration.
Ken enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club for many years. He was also a member of the Atchelitz Farmer’s Institute for a number of years. Ken’s love of his family and the enjoyment he received from his children and his grandchildren were truly the corner stone of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request that donations be made to Chilliwack General Hospital, Palliative Care Unit in Ken’s name. A Celebration of Ken’s life will be held at the Best Western, 43971 Industrial Way, Chilliwack on Friday, April 28, 2006 from 1:30 until 4:00 pm
In hearts he will live forever!
FAIRLEY, Mark Edward - Wednesday, 19 Apr 2006
Mark Edward Fairley passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, April 19, 2006.
Predeceased by parents, James and Helen (MacLauren) Fairley, sister, Anne (Repp) and grandson, Braeden Edward Fairley.
Mark is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, son, Mark Edward (Bree), grandsons, Russell and Adam, sister, Joan (Jim) Brown, brother, Neil (Evy) and many other family, friends and his beloved dogs, Brig O’Doon Mist and Ceilidh.
Mark was born September 21, 1936 in Calgary, Alberta and moved to Victoria, B.C. with his parents in 1948. After graduating from Oak Bay High School he was accepted for pilot training in the RCAF. Mark’s career in the RCAF included tours of duty with numerous fighter squadrons in Canada and Germany and later as a test pilot in Ayr, Scotland.
Mark finished his military career at NATO headquarters, Brussels, Belgium. Of all the different aircraft Mark flew, his fondest memories were of the CF 104 Starfighter, on which he flew over 2000 hours.
When Mark retired to Chilliwack, B.C. he worked for several years at the local RCMP detachment.
Service of Remembrance will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 46098 Higginson Road, Sardis, Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Father Fred Tassinari officiating. Cremation, Henderson’s Funeral Home and Crematorium.
Interment of cremated remains to follow in Vedderview Cemetery.
Should family and friends so desire, donations to B.C. Children’s Hospital in memory of Braeden Edward Fairley and his grandpa, Mark Edward Fairley.
CHAMPAGNE, Robert (Bobby) - Tuesday, 18 Apr 2006
Robert (Bobby) Champagne went home to his Heavenly Father - Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the age of 62.
He was born August 5, 1943 to Bob and Rita Champagne in Manchester, NH. He attended high school and college in Sherbrooke, Quebec, then graduated from Saint Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore MD with a MA in Divinity in 1969.
On July 9, 1982 he married Lois (Habrial). Together they made their home in the Eastern Townships of Quebec for 14 years. During this time God blessed them with five children. In 1996 Robert moved his family to Chilliwack, BC, Canada where they have resided until the present.
Robert loved God, his family, and his church family. He was a member of New Hope Mennonite Church of Marysville, WA. Robert is survived by Lois, his wife of 23 1/2 years; five children, Hannah, Joshua, Ruth, Joseph and Jonathan; his mother Rita Champagne; his three siblings, Bill (Sue) Champagne, Doris (John) Orzechowski, and Rick (Annemarie) Champagne; and other relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his father. Lois and the family wish to express heartfelt appreciation for those who have prayed for them and otherwise shown love, care, and support during Robert’s 19-month battle with cancer.
Special thanks to Drs. Grunow and Goodman and the palliative home care nursing team for their excellent care.
The funeral service is planned for Monday April 24, 2006 at 11 am at Peace Lutheran Church in Sylvana, WA with Pastor Ron Bontrager of New Hope Mennonite Church officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Sylvana, WA.
Although we as Robert’s family will miss our husband and father deeply, we know that because of Christ’s death and resurrection, we will one day be reunited to spend eternity with the Lord Jesus in heaven.
Donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Christian Aid Ministries P.O. Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610.
MARTIN, Carol - Friday, 14 Apr 2006
Suddenly, after a brief illness, on Friday, April 14, 2006, Carol Hazel Martin (Bolin) of Chilliwack, BC passed away.
Widow of Jack Martin, she leaves to mourn her passing three children: Patrick (Rose-Marie) of Devon, AB, Catharine (Mark) of Richmond, BC, and Michael (Shannon) of Winnipeg, MB; two sisters: Verna Conlin (Pat) of Langley, BC, and Delores Bolin Suprowich (John) of Medicine Hat, AB; plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carol was the first daughter of Albina Bjorg Anderson and Karl Rudolv Bolin.
At her request, there will be a memorial service at St. James Anglican Church. Cemetery in Poplar Park, MB, at a later date. Arrangements pending.
SULKERS, Herman Cornelius - Monday, 06 Nov 2006
The family of Herm Sulkers sadly announces his passing at his home in Chilliwack Monday, November 6, 2006, at age 86. Herman, husband of the late Lorraine (nee Trick) Sulkers, loving father of Jane, Cathy, Paul and Neil, proud grandfather of 4 granddaughters and 7 grandsons, will be sadly missed.
Born in Winnipeg May 5, 1920, Herm has left a great legacy of caring and integrity, shared among his many friends. Survivor of the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan, and a year as POW, Herm has dedicated much of his life remembering and cherishing the sacrifices of his comrades and of our veterans. He was very community minded, and will be missed by all.
Funeral services and Poppy Ceremony will be held at 3 PM Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 2006, Chilliwack United Church , 45835 Spadina, with a Celebration of his Life to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Chilliwack, Branch #4.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, and wear a Poppy.
REID, Robert (Bob) - Sunday, 05 Nov 2006
Robert “Bob” Reid passed away peacefully Sunday, November 5th, 2006 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 77. He was born on October 3, 1929 in Ayr, Scotland.
Robert is survived by Ron Reid, partner, friend and cousin of 34 years, beloved sister Bunty (Tom) and beloved niece Brenda (Colin) of Ayr, Scotland, sisters Margaret, Nann, Daisy, brother John Reid and nieces and nephews, all of Scotland.
His parents, John Reid and Jessie Cuthbert predeceased him in Scotland.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Chilliwack at 12:00 pm on Friday, November 10, 2006.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Chilliwack Branch.
PICKETT (MUNRO), Mildred Agnes (nee Alexander) - Tuesday, 07 Nov 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Mildred Agnes (Munro) Pickett, on November 7, 2006 at Eden Rest Home in Chilliwack.
Mom was born July 1, 1926 at Kemma Ranch in Wainwright, Alta. She moved to Rosedale, B.C. in 1946, where she met and married Ray Ronald Munro, in 1947. Mom helped farm the Munro homestead in Rosedale up to and for many years after the death of Dad in 1967. She spent many long and hard years farming with us five children, until 1975, when she met and married Russell Pickett. They lived in Rosedale until 1994, then moved to Enderby, B.C. until the death of Russell in 1997. Mom moved back to Chilliwack for the remaining years of her life. She was a talented seamstress, a great cook, a precise storyteller, with a strong sense of humour.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Jacee and Lyman Alexander; son Brian Munro; her dear aunt Lolo Maybe; brothers, Donny, Lyman, and Glenn Alexander; and by her first and second husbands, Ray Munro, and Russell Pickett. Mom will be sadly missed by her sons, Jim Munro, and Kevin Munro (Nancy); daughters, Marlene Letkeman (Ron), and Cindy Munro (Whitie Peterson); stepchildren, Larry Pickett, Brian Pickett, Michele Torskey, Penny Nelson, and Bonnie Elmore; grandchildren, Christan Jardine, Ashley Van der Kooi, Andrea Munro, Leevon, Miles, and Austin Peterson; and great-grandchildren, Curtis Jardine, Alyssa, and Chloe Van der Kooi, and Ruby and Shannon Jaager-Jardine.
Memorial service will be held at the Rosedale United Church Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Wainwright, Alta.
HIEBERT, Mary - Sunday, 05 Nov 2006
Mary Hiebert, born in Waldheim, South Russia on February 8, 1920, formerly of Manitoba, and Alberta, late of Chilliwack Lifestyles, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006 at Chilliwack General Hospital, at the age of 86.
She is predeceased by her husband, Rudolph; parents, John and Mary Voth; brothers, John (I), John (II), Henry, Abe, and Bill.
She is survived by brothers, David (Hilda), Neil (Susan), and Ike (Lois); and sister Anne Toews (John deceased).
She is mourned by five children, John (Elaine), Rudy (Marilyn), Mary Ann Bursey (Brian), Allen (Edith), and Elva Nurmi (Juha); 11 grandchildren, Craig (Jackie), Kristi Lee (Matt), Kevin (Nubia), Corwin (Eileen), Carla Neufeld (Tim), Scott, Adam, Dan (Natalie), Sonja Dyck (Mark), Tuomas, and Matias; two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Kaleb Lee; sisters-in-law, Anne Holberton (Fred), Kay Voth, and Betty Voth; and nieces, nephews, and a large extended family.
A memorial service was held at Broadway Church in Chilliwack on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 at 2 p.m. Reverend Robert Friesen officiated.
GAMRACY, Nicholas - Friday, 03 Nov 2006
Nicholas Gamracy late of Chilliwack, passed away on November 3, 2006 at the age of 89.
Nicholas was born November 15, 1916 in Saskatchewan and moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1936 and then to Chilliwack, British Columbia in 1969, where he spent his final days.
There was a Mass of Christian Burial held at St. Mary’s Church, November 8th, 2006 at 10:00 a.m., burial followed at the Chilliwack Cemetery on Little Mountain.
ALM, Dorothy Carla - Wednesday, 08 Nov 2006
Dorothy Carla Alm passed away on November 8, 2006 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 81 years. She was born November 11, 1924 in Glenboro, Manitoba.
Dorothy is survived by husband Lester, daughter Barbara Lang of Nakusp, BC, son Donald Cyr of Saskatchewan, sister Leona Hazel Hensen of Sooke, BC.
A Graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2006 from Valleyview Memorial Gardens, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC with Rev. Tim Rowan officiating.
WETTIG, Guenter Joseph - Saturday, 04 Nov 2006
Guenter Joseph Wilhelm Wettig sadly passed away in Chilliwack General Hospital at 4:50 am, Saturday November 4, 2006, at the age of 71 yrs. He was born in Hannover, Germany on June the 8th, 1935 where he lived until 1965 when he immigrated to Canada.
He will be sadly missed by his loving family, wife Almuth (of 48 yrs.), children Michael (Astrid), Mechthild (Tim), Ernie (Karen) & Kerstin (Rob). Grandchildren Jasmine, Andrew, Danielle, Carly, Shannon, Brandon, Taylor, Cody, Kyle. Guenter will also be missed by his brother, sisters, other close friends and relatives in Germany and Canada.
The Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 20, 2006 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC.
DYNIA, Stephanie - Thursday, 09 Nov 2006
Mrs. Stephanie Dynia went home to the Lord, November 9, 2006.
She was born in Poland/Germany in 1912 she came to Canada in 1948, met and married her husband John in Vancouver, BC.
For many years they ran the Deer Lodge in Harrison Hot Springs before retiring to Chilliwack, BC.
She is predeceased by her husband in 1986.
Stephanie was an active member of St. Mary’s Church especially the Catholic Women’s League. A generous and good friend, she will be missed by many, especially the Stephen Gray family of Chilliwack and Godson, John Nawrocki, plus many nieces and nephews in Poland/Germany and France.
Prayers will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, - Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 7:00 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, November 15th at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 am.
Should family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Prolife Society of Chilliwack.
STEVENSON, Allan Vaughan - Saturday, 04 Nov 2006
July 12, 1944 - November 4, 2006
Left behind are wife Mary; 3 sons, John, Jamie and Jason. Survived by brothers, Glen and Dave; sisters, Carol, Isabel and Mary.
Funeral service and reception to be held - Friday, November 10th at 2:30pm, Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Ave., Surrey, B.C. Flowers regretfully declined. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.