WELLS, Ronald Gladstone - Sunday, 16 Apr 2006
July 11, 1911 - April 16, 2006
Aviator, adventurer, photographer and beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grand–father, uncle and friend, Ron Wells passed away peacefully with his daughter at his side on Easter Sunday 2006 in 100 Mile House.
Originating from a pioneer Chilliwack dairy farming family, Ronnie became one of Canada’s most respected bush pilots while logging over 40,000 air miles over 45 years.
His career took him from coast to coast to coast, always with cameras in the cockpit. His photographs have graced the covers of international aviation magazines and his aerial movie footage of Canada’s Arctic represents unique and now vanished 1950’s images of the natural wonders of the region.
Ron loved the outdoors, always had a good dog by his side, was an accomplished gardener and had the best fed birds in the Cariboo.
A devoted family man, he got tremendous enjoyment out of his seven great-granddaughters in later life.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years Irene (Rene) Wells, daughter Nancy Wells, son Blaine Wells, daughter in law Gayle Wells, granddaughters September Grychuck (Ron), Shannon Fry (Dwayne) and great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Elizabeth, and Samantha Grychuck and Jamie, Crystal, Kelly and Hannah Fry.
He was predeceased by six brothers and one great granddaughter.
The Wells family hosted a memorial service at their home in 100 Mile House on April 21, 2006 celebrating the extraordinary life of this humble, remarkable man.
100 Mile Funeral Service
WALTER, Audrey Mary - Sunday, 22 Jan 2006
Audrey Mary Walter (nee Rundle) of Rimbey, Alberta, formerly of Chilliwack, B.C., passed away peacefully following a long illness at the Breton Health Centre, Breton, Alberta Sunday, January 22, 2006 at the age of 77 years.
Audrey was born in Chilliwack, B.C., and was raised on a dairy farm in the Chilliwack District.
She graduated from Senior High School and started working at the Bank of Montreal in town.
She met and was united in marriage to Don Walter from Westerose, Alberta, while he was stationed at the Army Base in Chilliwack. After five children and many different homes away from Chilliwack, Audrey returned in September, 1960 alone to raise her children near her family and friends.
When her youngest child started school, she began working part-time at the Chilliwack School District office.
After four years, she became full-time and spent the next 21 years as a Steno Clerk, retiring from the School District in 1991.
Audrey was an avid gardener, producing wonderful flower gardens and vegetables for fresh eating, and to can or freeze for the winter. She did a lot of baking when the children were at home as well.
Audrey was a member of the Camp River Ladies Club, and active with the church. She did a lot of volunteering for charities, seniors, clubs, and her own families.
When the children were grown and had left home, Audrey acquired a new companion, named Mitzi. She and her Sheltie traveled back and forth from Alberta, visiting the kids and their families. She even found time to travel abroad a few times.
“Audrey’s quiet ways and beautiful smile will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.”
Audrey will be lovingly remembered by her son, Ralph Walter of Chilliwack, B.C.; and her three daughters, Mary (David) Sarnecki of Bluffton; Kathy Renouf of Red Deer; and Janeen (Jim) Wallner of Rivercourse, Alberta; as well as 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by her brother, Rex (Jean) Rundle of Aldergrove, B.C.; her sister, Ruth (Cec) Atkins of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Eleanor Rundle; one son, Phil Walter; and one sister, Beatrice Loveseth.
Memorial Services in Celebration of Audrey’s Life will be held at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C. on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. with the Reverend Laurie Deacon officiating.
Cremation took place in Red Deer, Alberta.
If friends desire, memorial tributes in Audrey’s Memory may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Suite 100, 2232 McAllister, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 2A5; or to a Long Term Care facility in your area. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements for the Late Audrey Mary Walter (nee Rundle) entrusted to the care of Oberhammer Funeral Chapels Ltd., Rimbly, Alberta, 403-843-4445.
Rimbey, Alberta 403-843-4445
JEWERS, Evelyn Grace - Wednesday, 26 Apr 2006
Evelyn Grace Jewers passed away in Chilliwack on April 26, 2006 at the age of 83 years. She was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on April 18, 1923.
Evelyn is lovingly remembered by her four daughters; Jean Shaxon, Sandra Abbey, Sharon Brydges, Shelagh Ayer And their spouses as well as daughter-in-law Sharon Pinkney, sister Irene Abbey and her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Evelyn was predeceased by her son Clyde Pinkney, her husband Clyde Jewers and dear friend Ron Hull, two brothers and one sister.
A celebration of her life will be held in the Tea Room at Henderson’s Funeral Home Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 2:00 pm.
VINE, Raymond William - Wednesday, 12 Apr 2006
February 4, 1925 – April 12, 2006
We are very sad to announce the passing of our beloved husband, inspiring father, grandfather and uncle, as well as dear friend. Lovingly remembered by his wife Lillian of 55 years and his five children, Tom (Maxine), Irene (Warren), Eileen (Murray), Larry (Patricia) and Lorie, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Bill served as a WAG in the Royal Canadian Airforce during WWII and remained enlisted until 1973. His enlistment moved him from the province of Ontario west to British Columbia. Bill was an avid fisherman, golfer, square dancer and dabbled with the odd deck of cards. He shared his kind wit, huge smile and spark with many of his fellow carpet bowlers and floor curlers within Chilliwack.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 1:00 pm from Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave Chilliwack. If family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the RCAF Memorial Museum or to the Diabetes Foundation.
MARON, Ernest Fredrick - Monday, 17 Apr 2006
Ernest Fredrick Maron late of Rosedale, B.C. passed away April 17th 2006 at the age of 61. He was born May 17, 1944.
Ernest is survived by his wife, Joyce; children: Jeff (Cassandra); Shawn (Kelly); mother, Hilda Maron, all of Chilliwack; grandchildren, Anita, Hank, Lisa; great-grand-daughter, Samantha; brother, Ralph (Kathy) of Greendale; sister, Faye (Ron) Wedel of Yarrow; many nieces and nephews.
Ernest Lived in the Chilliwack area for about 38 years and worked at Dairyland for 38 years. He was a skilled hunter and fisherman, a very good husband and father.
A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in Henderson’s Tea Room
Cremation, Henderson’s Funeral Home and Crematorium.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.
MIED, Walter Harold - Friday, 07 Apr 2006
Walter Mied, late of Chilliwack, passed away April 7, 2006 in his 75th year. He was predeceased by his wife, Thelma, in 2005.
He is survived by two sisters and one brother: Emily Kelly of Missisauga, Ont.; Josephine (Mike) Romansky of Edmonton, AB and Albert Mied of Edmonton, AB; as well as several nieces and nephews.
No funeral by request of deceased.
SONNEVELDT, Machiel Adriaan “John” - Tuesday, 11 Apr 2006
John Sonneveldt, born October 12, 1929 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, passed away suddenly at home on April 11, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Willy and many family and friends. John met Willy in the Netherlands. He came to Canada in 1956 to begin a better life for them. Willy followed in 1958 and they were married in Vancouver on July 19th of that year.
A Celebration of Life Tea will be held on April 20th 2006 at 2:00 pm in the Recreation Room at Country Park Village 45918 Knight Rd. If so desired, memorial donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.
REDLIN, James Fredrick - Saturday, 08 Apr 2006
James (Jim) Redlin of Chilliwack, formerly of Denman Island, passed away on Saturday, April 08, 2006. He was born in Eastburg, Alberta on February 14, 1929.
He leaves his wife Delores and four step-children: Larry (Kris) Foulds of Abbotsford, Sandra (Todd) Schroeder of Chilliwack, Leslie Foulds of Chilliwack and Roger (Leslie) Foulds of Taos, New Mexico, USA; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves three sisters; Evelyn (Ken) Brady of Edmonton, Isabel (Ron) Bince of Chilliwack and Peggy Mulligan of Kaslo, B.C. one brother Roy of Abbotsford, B.C.
At Jim’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
McDANIEL, Raymond William - Saturday, 08 Apr 2006
Raymond William McDaniel was born July 27, 1925 in Abbotsford, BC and passed away April 8, 2006 in Chilliwack.
Raymond was the grandson of the Tretheway pioneer family of Chilliwack. He lived in Wilmer in his early childhood and moved back to Chilliwack in 1936.
He attended Chilliwack High School with the famous Wilf Graham, principal.
Raymond worked at Eddie’s Nursery until he enlisted in the Canadian Army during the latter part of the Second World War. He returned to Eddie’s Nursery after the war. He married Patzie Evans, December 12, 1945, a granddaughter of the Evans pioneer family of Chilliwack.
The next five years were spent in partnership with Percy Evans and Walter Moore running a dairy farm at Vedder Canal where the Royalwood Golf Course is now located.
Ray joined the B.C. Forest Service in 1953 and lived in various communities throughout B.C. as a Forest Ranger until his retirement as 2CO of the Green Timbers Forestry Training School in 1980.
After retirement, Ray and Pat moved back to Chilliwack where they have resided for the last 26 years on their hobby farm.
Ray was predeceased by his infant daughter, Rebecca, his parents, Anna and Lee McDaniel and his brother, Les McDaniel,
Ray is survived by his loving wife, Patzie, of 60 years; his children Lee (Donna) McDaniel of Nanaimo, Bonnie (Rick) Whyte of Chilliwack, Grant (Kim) McDaniel of Chilliwack and Michael McDaniel of Sooke; granchildren Jeff and Kelly Whyte, Sherri-Anne & Patrick McDaniel, and Lucas McDaniel; Great-grandchildren Jolene Carne-Whyte, Nicholas and Jacob Whyte and Jordan McDaniel. He is also survived by four sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held - Thursday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Best Western Inn, Chilliwack, exit 116 off Hwy. #1.
PRICE, Bonnie - Thursday, 02 Nov 2006
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bonnie Price at Cascade (McIntosh) Lodge. She died peacefully November 2, 2006 with her daughters by her side.
Bonnie is survived by daughters; Linda (Vic) Hooge and Gail Chester; brother, Guy (Olive) Thomas; sister-in-law, Bette; grandchildren: Brad, Chris (Cynthia); Peter and Jennifer; great-grandchildren: Jordana, Shawnee, Madilyn; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Ray and husbands Ron MacDonald and Neil Price.
A Service of Remembrance was held - Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chilliwack United Church. Rev. Doug Ireland officiated. Cremation, Henderson’s Funeral Home and Crematorium.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Cascade Lodge for giving such loving care over the last two years. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the C.N.I.B.
PALLET, Morris - Friday, 03 Nov 2006
June 01, 1914 to November 03, 2006
Morris passed away at the age of 92 at the Chilliwack General Hospital. He was born in Lachine Quebec, although he recently called Sardis his home.
Morris was a World War II veteran and served overseas from 1940 to 1946 with the Canadian Armed Forces. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Amy of 59 years, his daughter Donna-Lee and his son Wayne.A Military Service has been arranged through the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #280, Vedder Road, to be held on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 11:00am, Vedder View Cemetery, 44675 Watson Road, Sardis. Reception will be held after the service at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #280, 5661 Vedder Road, in the Merritt Room. The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Bill Bailey and his team of Paramedics, Dr. Fitzpatrick and Suzanne of Chilliwack General Hospital Emergency for their tireless efforts. Also, Dean and the team of the Palliative Care Unit for their support. If friends so desire, donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. Cremation and burial arrangements in care of McLean’s Funeral Services Ltd.
MEEKER, Lincoln Mills - Saturday, 04 Nov 2006
Lincoln Mills Meeker (Mills) passed away quietly on November 4th, 2006 at the age of 64 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Betty-Jean (BJ) of 25 years, his children Dina (Murray), Tanya (Graham), Lana, Chris (Angela), Darren and 10 grandchildren, Nate, Luke, Nicolas, Anna, Sam, Jason, Jessica, Kadyn, Matthew and Ashley. Also his sister Elizabeth (George) Wirsz, inlaws Verla (Morris) Ledoux, Margie (Allen) Crofts, Wayne (Betty) Wirsz, Rose (Dick) Jones and his beloved dog Cheam. Mills was also an active member of the Cheam Lions Club. A celebration of life will be held in his honour at Promontory Lake Estates Clubhouse (6001 Promontory Rd) on November 11, 2006 from 2-4 pm. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Chilliwack Hospital and Health Care Foundation.
KRISTENSEN, Alma - Sunday, 29 Oct 2006
Alma Kristensen passed away on October 29, 2006 at Abbotsford, BC at age 77 years. She was born April 1, 1929 in Lavesta, Alberta. Alma was predeceased by her loving husband, Poul.
Alma lived in Dawson Creek, working for the Post Office for many years. She returned to Victoria in the ‘70s, working at Paul’s Motor Inn and The Bay. Then she met and married the love of her life, Poul. They spent too few of their golden years together traveling. They loved a good Canuck hockey game and cooking and canning together. Alma spent her last years stricken with Parkinson’s Disease. After the passing of Poul, she went to live on the mainland in Abbotsford to be closer to her family. Alma’s passing was sudden and she’ll be deally missed by her family and friends here and in Denmark. A family memorial will be held next summer in Alberta where she will rest with her husband Poul. The family would like to thank the staff at the Cottage Pavillion in Abbotsford for all their care and compassion with Alma.