ORR, Stanley James (Jim) - Sunday, 06 Apr 2003
April 22, 1921-April 6, 2003
Born in Biggar, Sask.
Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) (nee Ackerman); brothers, Allan, Donald and Leslie; and sisters, Mildred, Marion, Frances, Pearl, Phyllis, and Kathleen.
Survived by brother Bill Orr of Kelowna.
Jim was in the army in Winnipeg, then later employed by B.C. Hydro. He retired in 1985 and resided in Abbotsford for 30 years.
No service by request.
FINLEY, Patrick James - Saturday, 05 Apr 2003
Patrick James Finley suddenly passed away on April 5, 2003, aged 29 years.
Beloved son of James and Rosa Finely; and adored brother of Katie (John), and Thomas. Dearly loved by his aunts, uncles and cousins. Much loved uncle of Sam and Jake.
Patrick is survived by his constant canine companion, Chloe; and many loving friends, colleagues and students, among the special ones, Darcy, Craig, Andy, Jen, Sarah, Tyler, Luke, Caleb, Harwant, and Julian.
A memorial service is planned for May 2, 2003 at ‘’Gabriella’’, the summer home of Paolo and Claudia Mauro.
PEZIGAST, Herta Emma - Saturday, 05 Apr 2003
Herta Emma Pezigast passed away - Saturday, Apr. 5, 2003 at Chilliwack, at age 72 years. She was born February 19, 1931 in Rohrbach, Austria.
Herta is survived by her son Dieter (Wilma) of Edmonton, Alta.; daughters, Helga Simader (Johan) of Austria, and Isabella Greschner (Morley) of Vancouver; stepdaughter Trixy Letendre; and grandchildren, Doris, Christine, Jasmin and Kristen. Her sisters, Anna and Hedwig; and brother Peter, all of Austria, also survive her.
Herta was predeceased by her husband Hellmut.
A memorial service was held - Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2003 from the chapel at Woodlawn Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Dressler presiding.
Memorial donations may be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society in Herta’s memory.
Heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers of the Chilliwack Hospice Society, as well as the staff of Chilliwack General Hospital. Special thanks to Herta’s friends of Chilliwack who helped throughout this difficult time. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
KNICKEL, Phyllis Lena - Friday, 08 Aug 2003
Phyllis Lena Knickel (nee Marchant) passed away on Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital, at age 95 years. She was born June 20, 1908 in Sussex, England.
Phyllis is survived by her loving and devoted husband Edwin; children, Donna Babcock, and Dianne Barr (Leonard); grandchildren, Kelly, Christopher, Joseph, Daniel, David, and Julianne; great-grandchild Jeffrey.
She was predeceased by her sister Irene; brothers, George, Ron, and Albert; and son-in-law David.
Phyllis went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving family whom she dearly loved and cherished. She passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital.
Her devoted husband and family were the joy of her life. It always gave her great pleasure to cook, sew, and crochet for them. Her other interests included playing the organ, lawn bowling, and she was an avid reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast. Phyllis was especially blessed to have her granddaughter Kelly R.N. at her side both at home and in the hospital.
A special heartfelt thanks to the dedicated nursing staff on Nursing Unit 4 and Medical Short Stay Unit at the Chilliwack General Hospital for the loving care Phyllis received and deep appreciation to Dr. H. Bright and Dr. Katie Wilson.
She is greatly loved and will always be remembered by those whose lives she touched.
A private family memorial will be held in Celebration of her Life.
BELLOW, Edna Mae - Thursday, 07 Aug 2003
Edna Mae Bellow passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 in Chilliwack General Hospital, at age 72 years. She was born March 4, 1931 in Treherne, Man.
Edna is survived by daughter Marleen (Dennis) DeMare; sons, Bryon (Shelley), Percy (Vicky), and Timothy (Donna) from Manitoba; 10 grandchildren, Darryll (Lisa) Kimberlee (Jason) Stelmaschuk, Lance (Lauri), Cassidy, Ronelle, Alanna, Shelby, Melissa, Matthew, and Megan; great-grandson Bradlee, the latest apple of her eye.
She is predeceased by Robert (Bobby), her loving husband of over 50 years, on July 22, 2003; her parents, Annie and Percy Nesbitt; brothers, Ambrose, Ernie, Ivan and Stan; sisters, Bonnie and Ferne; brothers-in-law, Floyd McDonald and Don Smith; and sisters-in-law Paula Nesbitt and Gwen Nesbitt.
Edna grew up in Treherne, Man., attended Arbroath School, and began house cleaning as a young lady. She met her soulmate Bob, they married and moved to Baldur, purchased the homestead farm and worked side-by-side doing mixed farming and raising four children. She made sure the St. Alphonse School was sparkling when she had the position of custodian from 1976-1981 when they moved to Chilliwack.
Her love of children kept her glowing, she babysat for many families until her health would no longer allow her this privilege. She shared the love of horses with Bob and their team was one of her pride and joys - she made sure they had their carrot treat. Family pets grew to know Grandma had treats. She loved nature.
Family and friends were extremely important to her; the welcome mat was always out, the home baking, tea and laughter was the key to her happy home. A True Gift, she was to all who knew her kind, caring and unconditional love. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure to feel the joy and love in her home and lovingly remembered for her giggle and the twinkle in her eye when she’d say ‘’you’re bad’’. A wonderful legacy she has left, her positive attitude, wisdom, unselfish ways, humour, and her true talent was to make people laugh. She was a gem who will be sadly missed but never forgotten – We Love You.
A special thanks to Dr. Bartel, Dr. Dueck, and special nurses Dean and Mia.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 at 7 p.m. at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack. Major Angus Haggarty officiating. Cremation will take place and Edna and Bobby will be placed to rest in Baldur, Man. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Canadian Juvenile Diabetes Association, or charity of your choice.
DYCK, Bernard Benjamin - Thursday, 07 Aug 2003
Bernard Benjamin Dyck age 89, passed away on August 7, 2003 in Chilliwack. Ben was born on March 19, 1914 in Neapolis, Alta. to Abram and Katherine Dyck. He grew up with four brothers and five sisters, sharing fun, laughter and hard work on the family farm.
He was a graduate of Mountainview Bible College. On June 24, 1937 he married Ida Reister. They settled in Didsbury, Alta., where they farmed three years. Ben then took a welding course and they moved to Stettler, Alta. where he worked as a welder until his retirement.
He was always a good and faithful employee and soon was known for his expertise. In his family life, church, and hobbies he was known for putting forth his best. He loved the outdoors, whether it be fishing, hunting, or a good game of horseshoes. He was also a member of a winning carpet bowling team. His strong, yet gentle presence, will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Chilliwack Alliance Church on August 12, 20903 at 1 p.m. Pastor Brian Derksen and Pastor Harald Throness officiated.
Ben is survived by his wife Ida, of Chilliwack; sons, Wayne (Joyce) of Chilliwack, and Bryan (Katherine) of Vancouver; daughter Sharyll (David) Glasstetter of Langley; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sandra) Dyck, Shelley Dyck, Ryan (Jennifer) Dyck), Laura (Chad) Glasstetter, Maria Johnston, Sheila (Paul) Marshall, and Benjamin (Rose) Glasstetter; and nine great-grandchildren, Jordan, Natalia, Olivia, Alyse, Jesse, Evan, Josh, Steve, and Caleb. He is also survived by brother Bob (Florence) Dyck of Clearbrook; three sisters, Margaret (Gordon) Mitchell of Edmonton, Alta., Esther Whitehead of Calgary, Alta., and Orpha (Phil) Fraser of Lethbridge, Ala.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Don, Abe, and Jake; and two sisters, Sarah and Kay.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Chilliwack Alliance Church, ‘’Dare to Dream’’ Fund.
JENSEN, Aage Alfred - Thursday, 07 Aug 2003
Aage Alfred Jensen passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital. Cremation will take place with a private, family remembrance to be held at a later time.
SCHMIDT (nee Taylor), Eleanor Margaret - Tuesday, 05 Aug 2003
Eleanor Margaret Schmidt late of Chilliwack, passed away in Chilliwack on August 5, 2003 at the age of 66 years. She was born June 7, 1937 in Prince Rupert, and had lived in this area for 12 years.
Eleanor was a member of OAPO #173, Royal Canadian Legion Br. #280, an avid, precise cross stitcher, card player, bingo player, and a lover of the casinos (slots). Eleanor loved people and was a very caring person with a wonderful sense of humour. Eleanor fought a valiant fight against all the medical problems thrown at her, but could not fight the cancer.
Celebration of Life will take place at 5725 Tyson Rd., Chilliwack, from 1-4 p.m. - Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003.
She is survived by her loving husband and friend, Ray, married for 49 years; children, Tony (Linda) Schmidt of Delta, Vicki Martin of Chilliwack, and Joan (Rick) Schmidt of New Westminster; grandchildren, Jason Martin of Chilliwack, Tara Schmidt of Delta, Justin Martin of Chilliwack, and Ali Schmidt of Delta; brother Dick (Brenda) Taylor of Victoria; sister-in-law Violet Brunskill of Duncan; and many relatives and friends.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of choice, no flowers please.
LEBOE, Doreen Sutherland SwansSunday, 03 Aug 2003
Doreen Sutherland Swanson Leboe passed away suddenly on August 3, 2003 after a short illness.
Born January 10, 1932 in Delburne, Alta.
Survived by David Leboe, loving husband of 52 years; children, Gloria (Bill) Jackson, Kathy (Greg) Demerse, Bill (Patti) Leboe, Bev McLennan and George Leboe; grandchildren, Mark, Steven, Danielle, Jill, Jeremy, Robin, Chad, Jason, Brandon, Kaycee, Logan and Dylan. Also survived by her sister, Margaret Schmidt.
Services to be held at Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, 45825 Wellington Ave., Chilliwack on August 9, 2003 at 10 a.m.
Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
STEPNIAK, John W. - Sunday, 03 Aug 2003
John Stepniak passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003 at Mission, at age 58 years. He was born December 23, 1944 in Toronto, Ont. John is survived by Joy and Mickey. A funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 in Toronto, Ont.
LIST, Stephen Thomas - Sunday, 03 Aug 2003
Stephen was born January 26, 1922 and died August 3, 2003 at the age of 81. Stephen was born and raised in Chilliwack and lived here most of his life. During the Second World War, Stephen served in the army and had been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 4, in Chilliwack for over 50 years. He had been retired after working for over 35 years for the Fraser Valley Milk Producer’s Association at the milk plant in Sardis.
Stephen is survived by his sister Phyllis Armstrong of Chilliwack; daughter-in-law Denise List, widow of Stephen’s only son Charlie; grandson Shawn List (Michelle); great-granddaughter Madison; grandson Kelly List (Robin); great-grandson Wesley, all of Port Coquitlam; and also a number of nieces and nephews; and step-daughters, Rita McGregor, Evelyn McGregor and her children, Michael and Dianna Goltz and grandson Ethan, and Fay Derksen (Rudy) and their children, Caley and Brady; and stepson Donald McGregor (Helen) and their children, Donald, Matthew, and Nicole.
Stephen was predeceased by his son Charlie; parents, Harry and Kathleen List; sister Wini Agg; and wife Corrie.
Stephen loved to play the piano and sing and he entertained at many Legion functions, at Parkholm Day Care and at Valley Haven. He enjoyed socializing at the Chilliwack and Cottonwood Malls, particularly with the pharmacy staff at Safeway and the restaurant staff at Zellers. He was a kind and caring gentle man and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and neighbours.
A memorial tea will be held in the lower level of the Branch 4, Royal Canadian Legion, on Mary Street in Chilliwack, on August 16, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
BODDEN, Alice Gudrun - Saturday, 02 Aug 2003
Alice Gudrun Bodden, late of Rosedale, passed away in Chilliwack on August 2, 2003 at the age of 49. She was born on December 15, 1953 in Chilliwack.
A memorial service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at 3:30 p.m. Pastor Pam Pederson officiating.
Alice is survived by her husband, Hans; three children, Tara McCarthy (John), Derrick and Krista; newly-arrived grandson Dylan; father Konstantine Geng; brother Karl Geng (Bev), all of Chilliwack; sister Selma Strowbridge (Sandy) of Abbotsford.
She was predeceased by her loving mother, Lydia Geng.
Alice will be remembered fondly by her family, niece, nephews, cousins, relatives and many friends.
Alice loved to read, paint, work in her flower garden and travel but her heart was always at home. Her pride and joy were her three children whom she taught to live, to be the best that they could be, and that good enough just wasn’t good enough.
Her inner strength kept the family together throughout her long illness. The joy that was always in her heart, the smile on her lips, and the twinkle in her eyes allowed her loved ones to find peace within themselves and to go on with their daily lives.
She will be forever in our hearts.
Flowers gratefully declined — donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Chilliwack Hospice Society.
Special thanks to the Home Care nurses, Palliative Social Workers, and the Chilliwack General Hospital ECU staff for all their help and support through the trying times.