GARDNER, Harvey - Monday, 21 May 2007
Harvey Gardner, late of Chilliwack, BC, passed away May 21, 2007 in Chilliwack, BC, age 78.
Harvey was born in New Westminster, on April 13th 1929. He had lived in this area all his life.
Harvey started out in construction and because of the outdoors, made logging his occupation over 50 years until his retirement.
A public viewing will be
held from 1:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, May 26th at Henderson’s Funeral Home.
An informal Tea to be held following the viewing at 4:00 pm at 45471 Spadina Avenue, West.
Harvey is survived by his loving wife, Carol of 40 years; three children: Raymond of Vernon; Harvey (Renee) of Chilliwack, and Johanne of Chilliwack; six grandchildren:Levi, Jasmine, Bae, Hannah, Dorian, and Cheyenne. Also his sisters: Rosemary MacDonald and Kay Rancier of Chilliwack, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Harvey was predeceased by his mother, Barbara Evelyn Gardner and father, Robert Ceig Gardner, and one brother, Robert William Henery.
BOYCHUK, Marta Angeline (nee Bustin) - Monday, 21 May 2007
Dec. 7, 1950 – May 21, 2007
Marta Angeline Boychuk passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Marta lives on in the lives of Vic Boychuk, the love of her life for 29 years, her beloved children, Jennifer Neal and Cher Sawchuk; her sisters and brothers; dearest mother-in-law, Mabel Boychuk and cherished nieces and nephews.
Marta was also blessed with many dear relatives and friendships throughout her life.
Marta delighted in many simple things: reading, sewing, crafts, gardening, photography, entertaining, traveling, dancing, and stimulating conversations. She was a natural born teacher.
The family wishes to thank the dear friends, neighbours, and relatives who gave so generously of their time to take care of Marta.
Sincere thanks to a special person, Peter Martin. A special thanks to the ladies prayer group that Marta met with each Wednesday morning. She felt so blessed in your company.
BAHNMAN, Brent - Sunday, 20 May 2007
Brent Bahnman of Chilliwack and Maple Ridge, died peacefully in his sleep on the 20th of May 2007, at the McKenney Creek Hospice.
He was only 50 years old. Brent was born in Vancouver on March 21, 1957.
He grew up in the Lower Mainland, graduated from high school in Coquitlam and went on to study graphic arts at Langera College.
He and his brother Rob created Bahnline Originals, doing pen & ink renderings until Rob’s passing in 1996.
Brent became a realtor in 1991 and had a successful career in the Coquitlam & Maple Ridge areas, as well as Vancouver Island.
In the last two years, photographic art became a passion and he spent much of his time enjoying nature especially the rain forest around Cultus Lake.
Brent is predeceased by his father, Arthur Bahnman, and brother, Rob Bahnman.
He is survived by mother Jeanne Bahnman, sister Karonne Ferguson (Dale), brother Mark (Maureen), sister-in-law Iris Bahnman, daughters Tara and Meghan and mother of his cherished girls Valerie Bahnman. He is also survived by loving nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and many good friends.
All of us will so dearly miss his sweet and gentle good nature, his culinary creations, his vibrant Hawaiian shirts and his wicked sense of humour.
He did not make it to Mexico one more time but we can picture him basking in the sun, sipping a Corona and listening to country music.
Brent’s final wish is being honoured at a celebration of life on June 3 where a display of his art work will be shown.Please contact family for details.
Donations may be made on his behalf to the McKenney Creek Hospice, 11762 Laity St., Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5A3. In his last three weeks there, he was treated with such kindness and dignity.
Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca
WALKER, Mary Claudia - Friday, 18 May 2007
Mary passed away on May 18, 2007 in Trail, B.C. aged 55 years old.
Mary is survived by her loving family 3 sons; Don Walker of Rosedale, B.C., Ron Walker of Chilliwack, B.C., Richard Walker of Chilliwack, B.C.; 2 Brothers, Donny McCallister of Stewart, B.C., Christopher McCallister of Abbotsford, B.C., numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Friday June 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home. Rev. Kevin Pentland officiating. Interment to follow in the Royal Canadian Legion Cemetery.
If family or friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
MacARTHUR, Clifford Stanley - Thursday, 17 May 2007
(March 10, 1917 - May 17, 2007)
It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Clifford “Mac” Stanley MacArthur on Thursday, May 17, 2007. Surrounded by his family and in the arms of his loving wife of 65 years, Mac made his final journey home.
Mac retired as Superintendent of the RCMP in 1974, having served in Whitemouth, Portage La Prarie, Bissett, Teulon, Flin Flon, Dauphin, Ottawa, Prince Rupert, Prince George, and finally in Chilliwack.
We would like to celebrate his life as we remember Mac (“Poppa” to his children and grandchildren) as a family man, a prankster, an avid gardener, an expert carver of turkeys and roasts, photographer, a journalist, and a provider of warm laps and big hugs. He loved warm summer days at Lake Catherine, eating sweet treats, fishing trips and puttering around his expansive and beautiful backyard.
He will be lovingly remem–bered as a warm and gentle soul who loved family and life. He will be greatly missed but will live on in our hearts.
Mac was predeceased by his daughter Bonnie in 1990 (Len), and is survived by his beautiful wife Lila, his son Cliff (Ethel), and his grandchildren Karen (Marvin), Rob (Firli), Alison (Paul), Jaimie (Daniel), Tracie (Rod), and Elizabeth, as well as his eight great-grandchildren: Morgan and Jordan, Waffa and Siffa, Andrew and Heather, Melodie and Tanya.
A celebration of his life was held for immediate family members at ‘Hallmark Assisted Living’ in Abbotsford, B.C. May 20th.
In lieu of flowers kindly donate to the charity of your choice.
GRAHAM, Cleo Rita Faith - Tuesday, 24 Oct 2006
Cleo Graham passed away on October 24, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Cleo is survived by her son, Kurt and his family; her daughter, Mona and granddaughter, Jewell. Also many family and friends in both Thunder Bay and Chilliwack.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, BC; Pastor Tim Rowan officiant. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.
“If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
We would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.”
CUSACK, Brian Floyd - Sunday, 22 Oct 2006
Brian Floyd Cusack passed away on October 22, 2006 at Tyson House. He was born November 7, 1940 in Chilliwack, BC.
Brian is survived by his sisters Gail (Malcom) Hayton and Terry (Gerald) Hildebrant; brother-in-law John Sole; two nieces and five nephews; two great nieces and one great nephew.
He was predeceased by his parents Eileen (1976) and Floyd (1985) and his sister Judy Sole (1992).
Throughout his life, Brian touched many people and shared his joy of life with them all. He remembered each and every person he met and loved them all. He spent the last 23 years of his life at Tyson House, cared for by God’s Angels on Earth. The family would like to thank them all sincerely.
A Funeral Service for Brian was held on Thursday, October 25, 2006 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church; Father Justin Huang celebrant.
If any so desire, donations in Brian’s memory may be directed to the Mennonite Central Committee, c/o 103-2776 Bourquin Cr. West, Abbotsford, BC V2S 6A4.
CHADSEY, Douglas Ralph - Tuesday, 24 Oct 2006
After a short but valiant fight with cancer, Dad passed away at Chilliwack General Hospital with family at his side.
Dad was born March 25, 1942 in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories and passed away Oct. 24, 2006.
Left to survive Dad are one brother: Brian (Marg) Chadsey, Osoyoos; two children: Darlene (Keith) Inglehart, Chilliwack, and Stuart (Grace) Chadsey, Pemberton; four grandchildren: Mary (Jim), Christine (Joseph), Connor and Emma; seven great-grandchildren: Emily, Macc, Kaitlyn, Serena, Carson, Jared and Tyler.
Memorial services will be held at Henderson’s in Chilliwack Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
BOUCHER, Earl Marshall - Monday, 23 Oct 2006
Sept. 21, 1938 – Oct. 23, 2006
Formerly of Amherst, Nova Scotia, Earl Marshall Boucher died peacefully on October 23, 2006 at his home in Chilliwack, B.C.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jeanne. He is survived by his four children; two step-children; 10 grandchildren; his brother and other relatives.
He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed golf with his friends at the Chilliwack Golf Club.
A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held at his home Sunday, October 29, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If desired, donations may be made in Earl’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon.
STEVENS, Marjorie Bernice - Thursday, 19 Oct 2006
Marjorie Bernice Stevens passed away on October 19, 2006 at Chilliwack BC at age 80 years. She was born September 3, 1926 in Vancouver, BC. Marj is survived by her children; Vicki Stevens (Jim Barteski), Mark (Roxanne) Stevens, Lori Stevens (Ken Roos); grandchildren Tabatha (Kerry) Kolle, Mighele and Luke Stevens, Georgia and Warren Roos; great grandchildren, Amanda and Scott Kolle. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Stevens (1984) and daughter, Lynn (1959).
Mom was a strong, independent lady who always put her children and grandchildren first. Before her marriage, she worked at various jobs, the most interesting to her children was her stint at the Airport during World War II where she learned to fly airplanes. After marriage to Ted, she focused on her family and helping them to accomplish their dreams.
Mom and Dad had a romantic period touring the country on their harley Davidson motorcycle- in the days before Highway 1- when the roads were concrete, dirt and wooden roads. A motorcycle was the only transportation they had until daughter Vicki was born.
Mom’s greatest pleasures came from children and pets. Her house was open to the many puppies, kittens, frogs and creatures that all the kids in the neighbourhood brought by. She volunteered her time to teen dances and youth nights for many years. And was a Girl Guide and Brownie leader for twenty years. The mailman knew that a letter simply addressed to “ Brown Owl” was for Mom!
After moving to Rosedale in the 70’s, Mom became involved in the “flea-market/garage saleing craze. Mom was known for her home baking and dolls. Her baby clothes were especially famous for their unique fashion- her booties with knitted soles were sought after! She had a very successful business at the Popkum Flea Market where she make life-long friends.
Once all the children had married and settled, mom sold the house in Rosedale and joined the community at the Lynwood Retirement Residence. She loved all of the staff and residents of Lynwood- they became a new community for her. She loved to be involved with the decorating plans, the entertainment and the feeling of family, always keeping and eye out for anyone she thought needed her help or helpful comments! Her years at Lynwood were happy and active ones and her sudden passing there came in the midst of planning her Halloween costume and party!
Mom always loved her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Christmas was for giving, Halloween was for fun, summer holidays were a relief from sharing her kids with the school and Easter was about the Bunny! She knew her kids were “the best” and loved all their spouses and children ferociously. A hug could always be found at Nana’s. Mum will be loved and missed by her family and friends. We will pass along her stories and have inherited much of her strength. Mom believed you were a success if you helped people and left behind people that remembered you with a smile. Our mom was a huge success!!! Love you always Mom”.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 11.00 am at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 46048 Gore Ave. Chilliwack; Rev. John Sovereign officiant.
SCHROEDER, Elizabeth (nee: Hiebert) - Friday, 20 Oct 2006
Elizabeth Schroeder (nee: Hiebert) was born in Waldheim, Saskatchewan as the last of eight children to Gerhard and Maria Hiebert on May 18,1945. She committed her life to Christ in her early childhood, and was baptized in 1963. “Liz” received her Licensed Practical Nursing registration in Saskatchewan. She moved to B.C., in 1964, where she attended Bethel Bible Institute and found her husband, Bruno. During her 40 years of marriage, the family lived in Abbotsford, B.C., Brownvale, A.B., Cranbrook, B.C. and Chilliwack, B.C. She worked hard through these years in various hospital positions. After a courageous fight against pancreatic cancer, she passed into God’s glory on October 20, 2006 at M.S.A. Hospital under the loving care of the many nurses she had worked with over the years. Her life leaves a legacy of loving God with praise and thanksgiving. Her passing leaves great sorrow for her family and friends who cherished her strength, encouragement, and faithful prayers.
She leaves behind her loving husband Bruno; children, Sharon (husband David Hooge and family), Charlotte (husband Mark DeBruyn and family), and Paul; her siblings Abe (Anne) Hiebert, John (Lena) Hiebert, Mary (Frank) Derksen, Anne (John) Neufeld, Henry (Marianne) Hiebert, and Sarah Hiebert. Predeceased by George (Irene) Hiebert.
A memorial service will be held on October 27, 2006, 2pm at Central Community Church in Chilliwack, B.C.