SNOWDEN, Gwendoline Isabel - Thursday, 10 Apr 2003
Gwendoline Isabel Snowden, aged 92 years, of Chilliwack, passed away on April 10, 2003.
Gwendoline is survived by her loving family; daughter Joy (Norman) Chapman of Rosedale, and son, Arthur Snowden of Chilliwack; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Wilfred Snowden, predeceased her, and also two grandsons, Lloyd Chapman and David Snowden, and two daughters-in-law, Velora and Lolly.
Gwen’s hobbies included knitting, crocheting and gardening. She won many awards for her handwork at the Chilliwack Fair.
Gwen devoted many hours in service to her church. Donations can be made to ADRA Canada.
Funeral service to take place Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. from the 7th Day Adventist Church with Pastor John Gilbert and Pator Jim Wyman officiating.
COOPER, Grace deBorde - Thursday, 10 Apr 2003
Grace deBorde Cooper passed away on Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 82 years. She was born August 5, 1920 in Grande Prairie, Alta.
Grace is survived by her son Astley (Patricia); daughter Mary; grandchildren, Rebecca Cooper of Kamloops, Troy (Pam) of Prince George, Justin and Jennifer Nordal of Agassiz; and great-grandchildren, Bailey, Gradyn, Ryan, and Tyson.
She was predeceased by her husband Peter deBorde Cooper.
A memorial service will be held - Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2003 from St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Rosedale. Donna Kirkpatrick officiating. A viewing for family and friends was held Monday, Apr. 14, 2003 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack.
Honourary Legion pallbearers, Branch 32, Agassiz.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chilliwack Society for Community Living, 9353 Mary St., Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 4G9.
Grace was active in her life with nursing during the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Legion #244 (Hemming Ford, Que.), and Branch #32 Agassiz, St. Luke (Hemming Ford, Que.), St. Peter’s (Rosedale), and All Saints (Agassiz), as well as the Harrison Historical Society. Grace was co-owner with Peter Cooper of the Ruskin General Store.
ROBINSON, John - Wednesday, 09 Apr 2003
John Robinson, aged 81 years and late of Cultus Lake, passed away on April 9, 2003.
John is survived by five children, Glenda McKinnon of Abbotsford, Jim (Judy) Robinson of Kamloops, Doug (Jasmin) Robinson of Chilliwack, Jeff Robinson of Squamish, and Joy Robinson of Squamish; five grandchildren, Neil, Joanne, Daniel, April, and Sarah; and one great-granddaughter Alexandra. He is also survived by one sister Betty (Derek) King of Summerland.
John was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Janice, in December of 1996; and sister Thelma.
John came to Chilliwack in 1946 and was involved in the Chilliwack Search and Rescue in its early years. He was a longtime active member of the United Church including Chilliwack United, Carman United and Cultus Lake United Churches. He was a longtime farmer in the area, worked in the cannery until retirement and worked part-time for several years as a taxi driver. He was very proud of his family and having raised five children.
Funeral service to take place Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. from the Chilliwack United Church with Reverend Doug Ireland officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chilliwack United Church Memorial Fund.
WESTON (Love), Ruth Pauline - Wednesday, 09 Apr 2003
Ruth passed away on April 9, 2003 to join her beloved Tommie. She was 79 years of age. She was born in Chaplin, Sask., but moved to Chilliwack with her parents at a very early age.
After growing up and raising her own family in Chilliwack, Ruth left for a few years, only to return to the house she originally came to Chilliwack to live in, just two doors away from her parents.
She was predeased by her husband Tom Love, at age 36; brother Glenn Hoskins; and mother and father, Paulin and Alf Hoskins.
Ruth is survived by her son Fred (Linda); daughters, Dorothy (John), Vivian, and Margaret; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and her brother Don (Dawn).
With every adversity Ruth encountered, her zest for life and her faith in God always got her through. She was willing to lend a helping hand whenever possible. Ruth loved to sing whenever given the opportunity. Her children and especially her grandchildren will always have fond memories of summers at Cultus Lake, where she so enjoyed taking them swimming.
Ruth was a member of the Chilliwack United Church and choir, member of the Rebekah Lodge #4, Chilliwack Canadian legion, Heritage Singers, Brush and Palette Club, Naturalist Club and Square Dance Club. If Ruth was not pursuing one of her hobbies, you could find her enjoying her garden.
A very special ‘’thank you’’ to all the staff of Parkholm for the absolutely wonderful care and concern they gave to Ruth.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chilliwack United Church at 2 p.m. - Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003. A memorial tea by the Rebekahs and Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Chilliwack United Church will be held at the Oddfellows Hall, 46008 Reece Ave. directly after the service.
If friend so desire, donations may be made to the B.C. Seniors Coalition, or the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.
MACDONALD, Edna M. - Wednesday, 09 Apr 2003
Edna M. MacDonald born on October 23, 1911 in Ferintosh, Alta., passed away peacefully on April 9, 2003 at her home, The Birchwood, in Chilliwack.
Ernest W. Whittaker and Martha Graff’s fifth of 11 children, Edna married William Alexander Macdonald on June 17, 1939. The couple lived in Victoria much longer than a few other places. They loved the tropics, in general, and Hawaii in particular, which they visted yearly for over a decade. The couple restored houses as a hobby and Edna’s green thumb was an added bonus.
Widowed six months after their 47th anniversary, Edna moved twice more until she finally settled in Chilliwack. Her involvement with the Chilliwack Lions spurred her increasing volunteerism.
Cruising appeared to be Edna’s only vice, besides being an avid collector of elephant figurines and other delicate works of art. She often cruised alone, spanning the globe with increasing elan. She was a fiercely faithful friend, who found no patience for insincerity. Definietly one of the finest human beings who graced the lives of those who got to know her well.
Edna is survived by sister-in-law Marguerite (Milo) Whittaker of Chilliwack, and an innumerable number of nephews and nieces across Canada.
Edna was a treasured, lifelong member of the Chilliwack Lions Club and loved her time at the flea market. She will be missed by all of us.
A Celebration of Life gathering in her memory is scheduled for April 25, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Chilliwack Lions Club Community Hall, 47130 Hope River Rd., Chilliwack.
CLIFFORD, Robert James - Wednesday, 19 Feb 2003
Sept. 7, 1935-Feb. 19, 2003
R.J. (Jim) Clifford, when he found he couldn’t negotiate an extension went to his next adventure.
He leaves behind his loving son Bob and wife Vickie; his soulmate Kamphan Nampanya (Pom) (we will be together again); much loved stepdaughter Thasanee; his favourite Aunt Hazel; and many cousins, acquaintances and friends.
Jim grew up in London and Stoney Creek, Ont. before attending Queens University attaining a BA and Graduate Certificate in Industrial Relations (1958). In 1973 he received an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
He progressed through general major employers including Ford Motor Company, Polymer Corporation, Placer Development, and Alcan Ltd. In 1976 he formed his own manager and consulting firm, with Employers Council of B.C. his first major client. He was pleased to consult to many large and small corporations. His motto was to continue to improve the breed to achieve better results. He was most proud of those he worked with who went on to sterling careers.
He loved baseball, football, fishing, golf, and travelling. He always felt he learned so much from other cultures he visited.
Private family cremation service.
Memoriam gifts if desired to a charity of your choice.
JONES, Irene WaltTuesday, 18 Feb 2003
Irene Walton Jones born November 18, 1906, passed away peacefully at her residence in Chilliwack on February 18, 2003.
Predeceased by her husband David John Jones; her brother Roy and sister-in-law Thelma; and brother Maynard French.
Survived by her daughters, Sharon (Rudy) Davelaar of Chilliwack, and Jacquie (Danny Kellough) Jones of Prince Rupert; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jean French of Vancouver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Irene was born and educated in Vancouver and resided in Nanaimo for 41 years. The past 15 years were spent at the Birchwood in Chilliwack, to enable her to be closer to her family.
Funeral services will be held at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home on February 22, 2003 at 2 p.m. in Chilliwack.
Final resting place will be at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens on February 25, 2003 at 1 p.m. Friends and relatives are welcome.
The family requests no flowers. Donations in Irene’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society of B.C.
HJORLEIFSON, Geoffrey Ronald - Monday, 17 Feb 2003
Geoffrey Ronald Hjorleifson late of Chilliwack, born in Ipswich, England on July 21, 1921 passed away on February 17, 2003 at the age of 81.
Geoffrey served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War, and did active service in Italy, France and Germany. He was an engineer and received his Masters of Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba, and worked in the mining field for the federal government.
He loved fishing, golfing and supporting the Chilliwack Chiefs and Chilliwack Minor Hockey. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4.
Thank you to all staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital, and a special thanks for the support received from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
No service by request.
Donations gratefully accepted to the B.C. Cancer Society, or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4.
WELLS (nee Robson), Rubina May (Ruby) - Sunday, 16 Feb 2003
Rubina (Ruby) May Wells (nee Robson) went to her heavenly home February 16, 2003 in her 83rd year. She was born and raised in Jansen, Sask. on the family farm. After her schooling she worked in Saskatoon as a personal maid and later as a seamstress in a tailor shop.
After moving to Chilliwack she worked as a cook in a logging camp at Harrison lake. There she met her husband Bert and married in 1942. They had two children.
Ruby loved the outdoors, picnicking with her friends and motorhome travel and camping.
As a member of the Salvation Army she was very active taking leadership roles and serving in practical ways often visiting the elderly. She was good friend to all.
“Grandma” was dearly loved by her children and grandchildren serving them in any way she could. And, praying for them daily.
She was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Cathrine Robson; her sister Delle; and her loving husband Bert.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, Ellen (Wes) McNair, and Verne (Gail) Wells. By her grandchildren, Chad McNair, Rayanne Wells, Wade (Felicia) McNair and great-granddaughter Jordan, Tracy (Chad) Nickel, and Shawn Wells. By her brother Warren (Elsie) Robson. By brother/sister-in-laws; an aunt, cousins, many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.
TOBIAS, George - Sunday, 16 Feb 2003
George Tobias passed away February 16, 2003.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Eileen; two brothers in England, Ray (Maureen), and Sam (Margaret); very dear sister-in-law Peggy Baston; niece Susan (Reg) Hunter; great-niece and nephew Kim Tipton (Scott), and Marc Hunter (Lisa) and their families, all of Chilliwack; close friends, Joan and Cleve, Dick and Marlene, Jan and Frank, and many other friends.
Special thanks to Molly Wallace for being there.
Arrangements through Woodlawn Bowell - Chilliwack.
No service by request.
LANG, Agnes - Friday, 14 Feb 2003
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Nana, and Great-Nana, (Jessie) Agnes Lang, on February 14, 2003 at Nakusp.
Predeceased by husband Albert in 1995; sister Jean Carson; and brothers, Carroll, Kenneth, Robert and Norman Vance.
Agnes leaves to mourn, her sons, Gary (Gillian) of Delta, and Doug (Marion) of Nakusp; granddaughters, Danna (Bob Moody), Sharon, Vanessa, and Jennifer; great-granddaughters, Rowan, Taylor and Zhara; sisters, Enid Acheson (Joe), and Anne McOuat; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Agnes lived most of her married life in Chilliwack, working for Fraser Valley Frosted Foods, dentist Dr. Jack Barber, and finally for Canada Safeway for many years. She was also active with ceramics and china painting for a number of years. Two years ago she bravely undertook the adventure of moving from Chilliwack to Nakusp to be closer to her young great-granddaughters.
With those ‘oh-so-blue’ eyes and her quiet, unassuming grace and dignity, and with her many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness, Agnes touched the lives of all who met and knew her. She will be greatly missed!
Memorial service will be held - Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack. Reception to follow at Henderson’s Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arrow Lakes Hospital, Box 87, Nakusp, B.C., the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.