WALDE, Peter Henry - Friday, 19 Dec 2003
Peter Henry Walde passed away on Dec. 19, 2003 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 87 years.
He is survived by his loving family, wife Tena of 65 years; one daughter, Doris (Walter) Wiebe of Chilliwack; one son Rudy (Devee) Walde of Chilliwack; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, three sisters, as well as many niece, nephews and friends.
Peter was predeceased by his parents, two brothers in 1917, one sister in 1993 and one great-grandchild, Katie Marie.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003 at the Broadway Mennonite Church with Pastor Wilf Richert officiating and Paster Brad Hagkull. Internment took place at the Chilliwack Cemetery.
Should friends or family so desire, donations can be made to the Gideon Bible Society.
BUDESHEIM, August Edward - Thursday, 18 Dec 2003
August Edward Budesheim, late of New Westminster passed away Dec. 18, 2003 at the age of 96 years. He was born Oct. 22, 1907 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Private Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Vaage of Seattle; son Ron Budesheim of Prince George and four grandchildren.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society which he supported.
LINKLATER, Wilfred (Wilf) Russell - Thursday, 18 Dec 2003
April 2, 1946 - December 1, 2003
Wilf was born in Chilliwack, BC. He was the youngest of three children born to Fred and Loretta Linklater. Sadly, Wilf left us on December 18th, 2003.
He attended elementary school in Rosedale and high school in Chilliwack, and graduated in 1964. He then worked in the Harrison Lake area for various logging companies. In April of 1967 Wilf came to Vancouver Island to work in the Nimpkish Valley for Canfor. He was employed with Canfor as a mechanical charge hand until august 1973.
On April 21st 1973, Wilf married his hometown sweetheart Donna Jean Kricheldorf of Rosedale. Wilf and Donna settled into their new home in Campbell River where they resided until September 1974. They then relocated to Toba Inlet where Wilf and his partner Knud Mogenson purchased an off highway trucking business. In October 1974 they moved the trucking business to Phillips Arm, contracting for Timfor as log haulers under the banner of Toba Ventures. Wilf and Donna lived in Phillips Arm until December 1978. During their time in Phillips arm their two daughters were born, Brandy Lynne in June 1976 and Sandy Dawn in September 1977. His family was everything to him. Wilf continued in the trucking business until the year 2000 when ill health forced him to sell the last of his business. He was very successful in his business ventures and a brilliant mechanic.
Wilf packed a lot of things into his life. He delighted in doing a great deal of traveling to the United States, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean. He was an honest hardworking man who was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. Wilf had a love for animals, especially dogs. He also enjoyed watching the activity on the water through the window of his oceanfront condo where he resided for the past seven years. Wilf’s daughters will always remember his unique laugh and good sense of humor.
He is survived by his Mother Loretta of Chilliwack, his loving daughters Brandy Lynne of Campbell River and Sandy Dawn of Victoria, the Mother of his children Donna of Campbell River, his brother Gordon (Andrea) of Rosedale, his sister Ann of Chilliwack, and also many nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends. He is predeceased by his Father Fred in 1993, Brother in law Roy, Uncle Jim (Margaret), Uncle Jack (Dorothy), Uncle Wilfred and his special Auntie Vida.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 27th, 2003 at 2p.m. at the Elks Hall, 516 S. Dogwood in Campbell River. Donations may be made in Wilf’s name to the S.P.C.A.
SCHMIDT, John - Wednesday, 17 Sep 2003
John Schmidt passed away on September 17, 2003 at the Chilliwack General Hospital.
John is survived by his loving family, sons, John, Richard, and David; daughter Joan; sisters, Elsie and Gladys; brother Jim; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. His companion and caregiver Elsie Hock.
Predeceased by son Bruce in 1999.
The family and Elsie would like to thank the New Apostolic Church members and John’s many friends for their care and support.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the New Apostolic Church at 6565 Beaufort Rd., Chilliwack (Sardis) with Priest George Gajsek officiating.
Cremation at Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
CARTER, Thomas Wright - Monday, 15 Sep 2003
Thomas Wright Carter late of Westbank, passed away peacefully at the Kelowna General Hospital on Sept.15, 2003 at the age of 62 years.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Jackie, his stepson Del (Lisa) of Chilliwack, step daughters Charlotte (Stephan), Jay, Crystal and Rilla all of Chilliwack. He is also survived by his children Steve, Debbie and Ron, all of the lower mainland, as well as eight grand children, sister Rosie of 100 Mile House and one step brother. His niece Carrie (Kelly) and their two children, all of Surrey, uncle Frank of Chilliwack, and numerous other nieces, nephews and close family friends.
Public visitation will be held from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Monday, Sept. 22, 2003 at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack.
Funeral Services follow in Henderson’s Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 pm with Reverend Wayne Wattman officiating.
Interment will take place at the Chilliwack Cemeteries and a reception will be held from Henderson’s Funeral Home Tea Room.
Tom will long be remembered in the community for his active involvement in local 5 Pin Bowling. He was the President of the Chilliwack 5 Pin Bowling Association, and a Master Bowler of BC. He also served for many years as a YBC coach. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved to fish.
Donations may be made to the BC Lung Association, The Canadian Cancer Society, or Canadian Cancer Research.
PORTER (nee Wall), Jean - Monday, 15 Sep 2003
Jean Porter (nee Wall) passed away at her home on September 15, 2003, surrounded by her family. She was born on January 11, 1934 in Borden, SK.
Jean was predeceased by her first husband, Felix Neveu; and great-grandchild Juliann Neetz.
She is survived by her present husband Robert S. Porter; four children, Lynn McCully, Rick (Ruth) Neveu, Janice Neetz, and Wesley (Sherry) Neveu; nine grandchildren, Kris (Janine), Alexandra, Lance, Thomas, Jodi, Shayla, Jeremy, Lucas, and Allison; and four great-grandchildren, Daijel, Darrion, Josh, and Joey.
Jean was a Witness of Jehovah and had firm faith in the Bible’s promise of an earthly resurrection - John 5:28, 29.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Yale Rd., Chilliwack.
Jean is remembered as a fun loving person who enjoyed helping others. She will be sadly missed.
BERGEN, William (Bill) Cornelius - Saturday, 13 Sep 2003
William (Bill) Cornelius Bergen passed away Sept 13, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 73 years.
Mr. Bergen is survived by his wife Erika; Children: Ken of Chilliwack, Wesley (Hilda) of Yarrow, Randy (Roxanne) of Peers, Alberta, Sandra (John) Mitchell of Chilliwack and Jennifer (Glen) Miller of Mission; grandchildren: Colleen (Colin) Braun, Dennis Bergen, Stanley Bergen, Bryan Bergen, Amanda Bergen, Samantha Bergen, Brianna Bergen, Dean Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Wayde Mitchell, Tyler Miller, Caleb Miller and Timothy Miller; brothers: Dave (Lydia) Bergen of Dinuba, Calif., and Herb (Marianne) Bergen of Ottawa, Ontario; and sister: Kathy (Harry) Sukkau of Kelowna, BC.
Funeral services will be held - Friday, Sept 19, 2003 at 11:00 am from Yarrow United Mennonite Church followed by an interment at Yarrow Cemetery.
ALLEN, Verne Duane - Thursday, 11 Sep 2003
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Verne Duane Allen on Sept. 11, 2003 in Chilliwack, B.C. Verne was born on May 26, 1936 in Quesnel, B.C.
He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years Christiana, daughters Debra (Joseph) Kendall, Cheryl McIntyre, Heather (Jim) Larke, Lisa Allen, stepsons Marc (Maggie) Laynes, Jason (Kathy) Laynes and Justin (Teresa) Laynes, brother Art (Sandra) Allen, as well as nieces, nephews, grandchildren and many friends. He was predeceased by his father, mother and grandson Jason.
Verne started his driving career at the age of 14, prior to obtaining a proper licence! He enjoyed his driving career (with a licence) immensely and continued for over 50 years. He drove for various companies but never enjoyed it more than when he owned the “Silver Bullet” while working for Herman Sawmill Ltd.
Verne enjoyed his fishing trips on the Fraser River, weekends at the cabin and was looking forward to traveling with the 5th wheel. Verne is sadly missed by his faithful companion, Rundy.
Memorial service will be on Thursday, September 1, 2003 at 2:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home. Verne’s final resting place will be at the Chilliwack Cemetery on Little Mountain.
BRODDY, Hunter William - Thursday, 11 Sep 2003
Unexpectedly, Hunter Broddy of Chilliwack succumbed to natural causes in his sleep on the morning of Sept. 11, 2003 at the age of 88 years. This was the best way.
Hunter’s ashes will be taken to Tete Jaune Cache to be poured out over those same headwaters where his life story began. Home at last.
Hunter is survived by his loving wife Myrtle, two sons, Craig (Barb) of Yellowknife, NWT, Scott (Kim) of Surrey, BC, one daughter-in-law, Betty-Anne Broddy of Calmar, AB, one brother, Morley (Jean) of Coleman, AB. and 13 grandchildren.
Hunter leaves behind a loving extended family as well, two stepsons: Rick (Sandy) Taylor of Surrey, BC and Barry (Fran) Cooke of Stony Plain, AB, and three step-daughters: Darlene (Clifford) Kitchen of Chilliwack, Deanne (Kevin) Davies of Chilliwack, and Maxine (David) Dodd of Kimberly, BC; 14 grand children and six great grand children.
Hunter was predeceased by his mother and father, his firstborn son, Clayton, two brothers, Victor and Les and two sisters: Mildred (in infancy) and Marguerite (Monson), and his second wife Anne.
A visitation will take place - Thursday, Sept. 18, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria, Chilliwack, BC.
Hunter’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service in Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003 at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Herbert Hilder officiating. A gathering will follow in the church hall. Cremation, Valley Crematorium.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to BC Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Diabetes Association.
McDOWALL, Kenneth Alex - Wednesday, 10 Sep 2003
Kenneth Alex McDowall passed away peacefully at the Chilliwack General Hospital on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at the age of 71 years after a courageous battle with cancer.
He retired in 1988 after 35 years of dedicated service with A.G.T. (Telus). Ken moved with his beloved wife Helen to Chilliwack in 1994 to continue his love with the great outdoors. His main joy in life was spending time camping with his family and friends. His passion for motorcycles took him on endless and memorable journeys.
Ken will be sadly missed by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Helen; his children, Kathleen (Bill), Ted (Trisha) and Scott (Lindy); three grandchildren Kirk, Jesse, Ryan and a new little grandchild soon to be born.
The family wishes to thank Dr. R. Jones and the staff at CGH, family, friends and neighbours in Chilliwack and Calgary, for their support.
A private family Graveside Service will be held at a later date.
SWANNIE, Ronald Gordon Wednesday, 10 Sep 2003
We regret to announce the passing of Ron Swannie, age 89 years, in Chilliwack Hospital on Sept. 10, 2003, after a long battle with liver cancer.
Surviving are his loving wife Margurite “Peggy”, son Reg of Chilliwack, stepson Bob Burchill of Abbotsford, Joyce Aldred of Ladner, Eleanor Burchill of Courtnay, brother Glen of Coquitlam, as well as four grandchildren.
Predeceased by his first wife Marjorie in March 1982.
Born on May 12, 1914 in Quill Lake, SK. In his earlier years he was a Navy veteran and was well known as the Saskatoon Bee man, looking after 350 hives. He was also employed by Canadian Pacific Railway for close to 30 years. He left Saskatoon in May 1986, remarried and moved to Chilliwack where he has resided since.
A graveside serviCe will take place at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 - 72 Ave., Surrey, B.C. on Thurs., Sept. 18, at 2:00 p.m.
Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Ron’s memory.
TERNENT (Hewens), Peter Giles - Tuesday, 09 Sep 2003
August 12, 1956-September 3, 2003
The City of Chilliwack is this week the poorer one highly colourful and irascible personality. Peter Ternent died of pneumonia after a lengthy period of degenerative decline by cerebral palsy. Longtime residents will remember Peter driving the streets on his custom motorized three-wheel bike, his coat wide open and streaming in the wind. Coffee drinkers will remember Peter sitting in his booth, endless cup on table, cigarette smoke curling upwards into the haze of the evening atmosphere of Smitty’s Restaurant.
Denied from birth a normal physical development, Peter watched from all fours as those about him assumed him to be mentally retarded and hopelessly incapacitated. Yet inside his soul burned desire: to walk, to be understood, to live as others an independent life. At the age of 12 years, scarcely encouraged and driven by his deep desire, Peter stood unsteadily and took his first stride. With his private heroism finally exposed, Peter’s community learned at last of the potential that lay within.
In 1972, now only three years behind his able-bodied peers, Peter attended Grade 8 at A.D. Rundle Junior Secondary. The handwriting involved in school work was a frustration for Peter; ever striving for the life afforded the physically able, he gravitated to the shop class. Loving it more than any other think, over the next five years Peter took on the improbable trade of carpentry.
Born to an unwed mother Peter was adopted as a newborn and raised by the Hewens family. Fate then served him doubly ill, as family break-up led to a youth lived out in harsh poverty. As an adult, the mystery of how he came to find himself in his wretched circumstances moved Peter to seek out his birth family. In 1983 his researches coincided with a chance occurrence and Peter learned the fate of his birth mother and that he had been born with the name Ternent. The few meetings with his birth mother were painful, but Peter did not burden his discovered family, to seize control of his past and to know his real name was enough.
As one might perhaps expect with a person having a profound physical disability, the profession of carpentry did not provide a good living for Peter. Eking his life out on the shamefully meagre stipend our society provides to the disabled, Peter knew no life other than one of poverty. Peter was tough and self-taught in the art of protecting his interests; various inconsiderate (and even a few innocent) Chilliwack souls were shocked to awareness of Peter’s intelligence at the sharp end of one of his fiery tongue lashings. Bearded, longhaired and with his ungainly but dignified gait, Peter was to a stranger hard to understand as he spoke. But to those with a good ear would be revealed a man with a tremendous vocabulary, incisive eye, and biting sense of humour.
There will be no service. Cremation. Ashes to be scattered. Light a candle in remembrance.
STIEF, Hedwig - Tuesday, 09 Sep 2003
Hedwig Stief passed away Sept. 9, 2003 in Chilliwack at the age of 80 years. She was born July 20, 1923 in Gilge, East Prussia
Hedwig is survived by her daughter Karin Stief of Chilliwack and three sons, Eric Stief of Williams Lake, Walt of Barriere and Reinhard of Chilliwack. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, two sisters, Irene and Alfrieda both of Germany and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Erich in 1986.
Services will be on Sept.12, 2003 at 2:00 pm and held in the Chapel of Henderson’s with Rev. Kevin Pentland officiating. Reception will be held in Henderson’s Tea Room.