POHL, Margaret - Tuesday, 17 Jul 2007
Margaret Pohl, late of Chilliwack, passed away peacefully after a long illness patiently born, July 17, 2007 in Bradley Center at the age of 84 years. She was born in New Norway, AB, May 12, 1923.
She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter Doreen Pohl of Chilliwack.
She is remembered by her brothers: Alex (Dorothy) of Tyne Valley, PEI., Ed (Beverly) of Teulon, MB. and John (Iona) Drummond of Sherwood Park, AB; and sister-in-law Rose Drummond of Calgary, AB; also sisters-in-law Frances Pohl of Prince George, Opal Garden of Langley and Diane “Dolly” Redford of North Battleford, SK, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband Willis in 2001 and by her parents Tommy and Alice Drummond; brothers: George and Willard; and a sister Gladys Cowan; brother-in-law Alex Cowan. Also brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Frederick, Susie, Anna Zarlena, Melvin, Reuben (Martha), Wilhelmina Pohl, Raymae (Harvey) Hiemstra, Ruby Pohl, Robert Garden Sr., Lewellan Pohl and Edward Redford.
Margaret graduated from Viewpoint school near New Norway and then attended a private commercial school in Camrose graduating with a stenography certificate with honours. After graduating she remained and assisted at the school. Margaret then went on to work in drug stores in Camrose, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Margaret married Willis Pohl on June 19, 1959 in Victoria and they lived there until Willis retired. Margaret, Willis and Doreen then moved to Chilliwack where she resided until her death. Margaret was a loving and devoted wife and mother and a contented homemaker.
In her youth she responded to the gospel and continued faithful to the Lord. She will be missed. Sweet release – safe with God.
A funeral service will be held on Sat., July 21, 2007 at the Chapel, Henderson’s Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Gordon Winkler officiating.
Interment to follow at the Chilliwack Cemetery.
Casket bearers are Allan Graham, Allen James, Owen Drummond, Grant Hiemstra, Robert Garden and Melvin Dodds.
If friends so desire, a donation to the Bradley Center (the extended care unit of CGH) would be appreciated, 45600 Menholm Rd, Chilliwack, V2P1P7.
Thanks to the staff of Valley Haven, the staff, residents and their families of Bradley Center, family and friends who lovingly cared for mum.
PEDERSEN, Eric Marvin - Monday, 16 Jul 2007
Eric Pedersen late of Chilliwack, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2007. He was born in Milk River, AB on May 5, 1926.
Eric will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years: Betty; daughter: Rita Mae Linden of Chilliwack; sons: Nels Pedersen of Taylor, BC and Terry (Brenda) Pedersen of Chilliwack; grandchildren: Shayne (Sheri) Pedersen, Tracey (Brian) Allarie, Brian (Mel) Linden, Keith (Wanda) Linden, Lisa Pedersen, Amanda Pedersen; and 10 great-grandchildren. Also by sisters: Esther Kouwenhoven of Chilliwack, Rosie Hall of Edmonton, Edna Schick of Leduc; and brother: Don Pedersen of Dawson Creek.
Eric came from a large family of eight children and was the “ultimate” handyman.
Eric is predeceased by his brother, Norman; and sisters: Anna and Doris.
There will be a Service of Remembrance on Fri., July 20, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, pastor Rod Bitterman officiating.
Should family and friends so desire donations in Eric’s memory may be made to the BC Heart or Canadian Cancer Foundations.
THOMAS, Hector - Sunday, 15 Jul 2007
Hector Thomas passed away peacefully on Sun., July 15th at home in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 80 years. He was born April 17, 1927 in West Kirby, England.
He will be greatly missed by his best friend and wife Marilyn; his sons: Daniel and Graham; stepdaughters: Kelly Blane and Tracey (Ron) Brown; only grandson: Dylan; and a few relatives in England.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Irene; brothers: John, Bob and Jim; and his sisters :Thora and Sylvia.
Hector immigrated to Canada in 1978. He started up his own business, Gradan Developments Inc. in Port Moody in 1980 and just retired in 2006 at the age of 79.
He was a self-taught musician on piano and the accordion. He loved a party. He liked to play snooker, golf, darts, brew wine and camp up at CRCG.
He will be sadly missed by many friends.
An invitation is extended to family and friends to attend a Celebration of Hector’s life at his home on Sun., August 12, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.
Many thanks to the Fraser Health nurse’s and Home Support workers for their special care.
DEKKER, Henry - Sunday, 15 Jul 2007
Passed away quietly in Chilliwack General Hospital Sunday, July 15, Henry Dekker, 58. He was predeceased by his son Leonard (1985).
Husband to Wilma, dad to Sandy, Brian (Jocelyn), Wes (Crystal) and Amanda. Grandpa to Stephanie, Jeffrey, Noah, Jamie and Abigayle. Coffee buddy to Andy Maarhuis. He will be dearly missed.
Family togetherness was always important to him. He loved being surrounded by us whether it was working together, playing together, celebrating together, it didn’t matter what it was just as long as we were together. He was a stalwart example of faith, respect & dignity.
Dad taught us all many things and loved us all very much. We will now celebrate the memories and time we shared with him. If you would like to join us for coffee and memories, please do so at the house on Friday, July 20th sometime between 3-6pm
WILTON, Amy - Saturday, 14 Jul 2007
(July 11, 1907 - July 14 2007)
Amy was born on July 11th, 1907 in Dauphin, Manitoba and came to Chilliwack with her adoptive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Emerson in 1923. She lived on Hope River Rd. until 1926 when she married Don McFee. They began their married life in Sardis where son Gordon was born. They moved to Tolmie Rd. on Sumas Prairie in 1931 where they carved out a living on the reclaimed lake bottom of Sumas by working the Hop-Yards and dairy farming. Here, 4 more children were raised, and they moved to Harrison St., Chilliwack, in 1957. In 1974 Don passed away and Amy remarried to Arthur Wilton in 1978.
Amy was a member of the St. Andrew’s Caledonian Society, Senior Rec. Centre, Seniors Vet’s Society, Senior resource Society, Carpet Bowlers, and Ladies Guild at Cooke’s Church. Amy’s hobbies were knitting, crocheting, needle point and gardening – especially flowers. She also enjoyed dancing and card games.
Amy is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters. Gordon (Joan) McFee of Burns Lake; Jean (Don) Seraphim of Vestal, New York; Marion Klit of Montrose, BC; Allen (Norma) McFee of Sardis; Ron (Jackie) McFee of Rosedale. Also survived by niece Dorothy Williams and her family of Chilliwack. In addition, she is survived by 18 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her brother Archie 1946, husband Don in 1974, second husband Art in 1984, and son in-law George Klit in 1992.
The family is thankful for the full and long life of a wonderful lady, mother and grandmother.
The funeral service will be held from Cooke’s Presbyterian Church on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 1:00 pm with burial to follow in the Royal Legion Cemetery. Rev. Willem Van De Wall officiating.
Should family and friends so desire donations in Amy’s memory may be made to the Chilliwack General Hospital or Cooke’s Presbyterian Church.
WEEKS, Marie (Mel) - Saturday, 14 Jul 2007
Passed away July 14, 2007 with her family by her side. Mel was predeceased by her loving husband Stuart, her son Randy and brothers Julian and Bobby.
She will be sadly missed by her Children Stuart (Bev) of Winnipeg, Jack of Victoria and Darlene (Bud) Ormsby of Coquitlam. She is also survived by her brother Joe (Noreen) of Regina.
She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Darlene, Jack, Richard, Jim, Patrick, Marty, Sabrina, Josh and Ashley, and four great grandchildren.
Mom was a proud life member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 4. She was a member of the PPCLI Association. She enjoyed her friends at the Time Out, Chilliwack Better Breathers Club and New Beginnings.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the marvellous care given to mom by Dr. Whetter and Dr. Son and the professional and caring staff of the ICU Chilliwack General Hospital.
The funeral will be held Wednesday July 18, 2007 at 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s Parish, 8909 Mary St., Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 Building Fund or the Charity of your choice would be appreciated.
KAY, Robert Jacques - Friday, 08 Jun 2007
(Sept. 26, 1959 – June 8, 2007)
on Friday, with Rob’s family and close friends gathered together, Rob passed on.
In the two weeks since he had surgery, Rob tried so hard to get better. He couldn’t beat the brain cancer that was so rapidly and aggressively growing. We will cherish forever the five very special months we had with Rob since he was diagnosed.
Rob will always be alive in the happy memories of his family and friends.
We will love you forever, Debbie (nee Templeton) Daryl, Tara and A.J.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Rob’s life will be held at 2:00pm, - Monday, June 17
First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, BC
Reception to follow.
NERLING, Alfred - Friday, 08 Jun 2007
Alfred Nerling passed away on June 8, 2007 at Chilliwack at the age of 84 years. He was born October 1, 1922 in Cycow, Poland. Alfred is survived by his daughter Hanna (Guenter) Messer, granddaughter, Andrea (Scott) Moon, Great grandchildren, Emma and Ethan and extended family, Carsten (Marie) Messer, Reid Messer, Catrin (Robert) Marks, Mason and other family; sister Lydia in Germany and many friends.
Alfred was sadly predeceased by his wife Emma in 2005.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 15, 2007 at Christ Lutheran Church, 9460 Charles Street, Chilliwack, BC; Reverend Dean Anderson officiant. If family and friends so desire, memorial donations to the Christ Lutheran Lift Fund would be appreciated.
PETER, Eva Rose - Thursday, 07 Jun 2007
Eva Rose Peters passed away on June 7, 2007 at age 84 years. She was born December 3, 1922 in Dartford, Kent, England. Eve is survived by her loving family, son, Terry (Lyn); daughter, Julie Cairns (Doug); grandson, Luke Peters; granddaughter, Ackerley Cairns; and family living in England.
She was predeceased by her husband, Tom Peters and sister, Molly Thomas. Eve served as a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) during World War II and made many enduring friendships. She immigrated to Richmond, BC after the war where she raised her family and then moved to Lake Erroch, where she spent many happy years in retirement. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 2:00 pm at All Saints Anglican Church, 6904 No. 9 Highway, Agassiz, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
KETTLE, Josephine Alice (Jo) - Thursday, 07 Jun 2007
Born in Flanders, Ontario, July 21, 1914 the daughter of Francis and Florence Porter, our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother Jo Kettle passed away at the Bradley Centre, Chilliwack General Hospital, early in the morning of June 7, 2007 with her family by her side.
Jo was predeceased by her best friend and husband Eric in 1979; her son-in-law Paul Gygax in 2005, with whom she had a special rapport; brothers (and devoted siblings) Finley, Ted and Fred Porter; and brother-in-law Ted Marfleet (who was like another brother).
Left to lovingly remember her are son Fred Kettle, Chilliwack, BC; daughters Kay Hyndman, Whitehorse, YT; Bev Kettle, Abbotsford, BC; Ellen Gygax, Chilliwack, BC; and Judy (Garry) Stewart; Sault St Marie, ON.
Special memories of grandma and great grandma are cherished by Pamela (Tavis) Cameron (& Connal) Fort St John, BC; Dean Kettle, Tracey Kettle (their children Joshua and Tyler) Chilliwack, BC; Kari (Willie) Arrell (Harley), Spruce Grove, AB; Greg Hyndman, Fort Nelson, BC; Jennifer (Perry) Sharp ( Melissa and Tucker), Timmins, ON; and Kristin Stewart & fiancé Joe Gilbertson (Sault St. Marie).
Also left with a lifetime of loving memories of Jo are her brother Bud (Stella) Porter, Chilliwack, BC; sister Dolly Marfleet, Maidstone, SK; dear friend and sister-in-law, Pauline Porter, Quebec; sisters-in-law Mary (John) Ormond, and Kaye Kettle, of Ontario.
Fondly remembering Aunt Jo will be her nieces and nephews in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and BC, as well as her many friends across Canada.
Mom loved to golf with Dad and Pauline and her brother Ted, and was an accomplished pianist, but didn’t like an audience. As she became less active she followed golf on TV, along with her other favorites, curling, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, and her game shows “Wheel” and Jeopardy. She graciously “skunked” her opponents at crib, helped everyone with their crosswords, and regularly won jackpots on TV bingo. She had a quick mind for words and numbers, and a terrific dry sense of humour.
Mom worked by dad’s side in businesses in Hope and Bella Bella, BC, and North Bay, Ontario. She retired after dad’s death in 1979, to spend time with family and friends.
We would like to thank the staff at the Bradley Centre for the comfort, care and friendship they extended to mom during the year and a half she resided there. Our sincerest gratitude for the professional yet personal palliative care given to ease mom’s discomfort in her last few days.
Prayers will be held Tuesday evening June 12th, 7 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m., - Wednesday, June 13th, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack, BC. Reception to follow at St. Mary’s Centre.
A grave side service will be held on the afternoon of June 13th, at the Royal Canadian Legion Cemetery, in Hope, BC; where she will be laid to rest beside her dear husband Eric.
If so desired, donations to the Bradley Centre would be gratefully accepted, or to a charity of choice.
Mom, we will mind our manners, and if we can’t say anything nice, we won’t say anything at all.