MAYNARD, Richard John - Tuesday, 02 Sep 2003
With great sadness we announce the passing of Richard John (Dick) Maynard Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at the age of 74. He was born in Chilliwack on October 27, 1929 and lived in the Valley all his life.
He leaves his wife Marion, of 43 years; daughter Karen Nemecek (Ron); and a very close special friend, Dave Parsons (Millie).
He was an avid fisherman, many called him silent ‘Dick’, he never gave away where the fishing was great. He fished from the Island to the Alberta border with his wife and daughter.
He was employed at Cultus Lake Provincial Parks for 30 years. He was a member of the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club and Fraser Valley Wood Turners Association.
He will be sadly missed by his siblings, Alice Carter, Gladys (Alex) McCaughan, Florence Drake, Mavis (Roy) Talpey, Bea (Syd) Mawbey, Wes (Lois) Maynard, Alf Maynard, Fred Maynard, Mae Hill, Vivian (Norman) Hetland, and Don (Lila) Maynard; sister-in-law Phyllis Maynard; brother-in-law Ray Marlatt; many nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by both parents, Rennie and Audrey Maynard; brothers, Leroy in 1942, and Delmer in 1995; and sister Elsie in 1999.
We will miss his keen sense of humour, practical jokes, his many inventions, and exquisite works of art.
Memorial services were held at Henderson’s Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 8, 2003. Officiated by Rev. Michael Hare. Hymns led by Pastor Sharon Gaetz.
Dick’s final wishes were carried out Sunday evening September7, 2003 at Island 22 on the Fraser River with friends and family and Cultus Lake Bagpiper Brittney Lynn Otto.
Memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Lung Association.
TURNER, Derek Henry - Tuesday, 02 Sep 2003
Derek Henry Turner passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 67 years, after a lengthy battle with leukemia.
He was born May 6, 1936 in Chiswick, England. Derek is survived by his fiancé Rosalie; daughter: Donna (Keith); son: Mark (Mary); grandchildren: Justin and Maranda; and the adoring pooches. He was predeceased by his mother Winnifred and father Daniel. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, Sept. 8, 2003 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Donna Turners, 7355 - 231 St., Langley, BC.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Leukemia Research Fund of Canada. “Save us some suds for when we see you again Spike.”
WOLFE, Brian Peter - Tuesday, 02 Sep 2003
Brian Peter Wolfe, late of Chilliwack, B.C., passed away Sept. 2, 2003 at the age of 53 years. He was born June 11, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 8, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Doug Ireland officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. Brian is survived by two sons: Max and Sam, both of Chilliwack; sister: Linda Woyce of Vancouver; brother: Robert Woychyshyn of Vancouver, niece and nephews Link, Tessa, Rowan and Dylan. Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
COOK, Beatrice - Sunday, 31 Aug 2003
Beatrice Cook, late of Chilliwack, BC, passed away Aug. 31, 2003 at the age of 84 years. She was born Jan. 14, 1919 in Toronto, ON.
A private graveside service to be held. Rev. Michael Hare officiating.
She is survived by her daughter, Bertha (Don) Wyers (nee Doll) of Chilliwack; one granddaughter Susan (Tony) Nikic of Coquitlam; one grandson Michael (Roxanne) Doll of Cultus Lake; five great-grandchildren Candace, Christine, Petar, Jasmine and James. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur in 1979, two sons: Norman Cook in 1991 and Robert Cook in 2000. Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
DURHAM-GODFREY, Leona Ada (Cameron) - Sunday, 31 Aug 2003
(Oct. 4, l9l6 – Aug. 3l, 2003)
Leona Godfrey passed away quietly, in Wainwright, AB, at 86 years of age.
Survived by her husband Philip; daughter: Sharon (Ken) Smith; son: Cameron (Gail) Durham; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society or The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
We do not forget her
We love her too dearly
For her memory to fade
From our lives like a dream.
Our lips need not speak
When our hearts mourn sincerely,
For grief often dwells
Where it seldom is seen
WILKINSON, Arthur James - Sunday, 31 Aug 2003
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur James Wilkinson Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003 at MacIntosh Lodge, Chilliwack, B.C.
Art was born Feb. 8, 1911 in Vancouver and at a young age moved to Harrison Mills where he lived most of his life. There Art was involved in numerous occupations from “whistle punk” to Dept. of Highways from which he retired after 35 years. Many fond memories and stories were recalled about “Life in Harrison Mills”. After the death of his first wife, Elsa, he moved to Chilliwack, met and married Mary Schneider and became an instant Dad and grandfather. Eventually he had the distinction of great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.
A graveside service will be held at the Valley View Cemetery, Agassiz, - Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Doug Ireland officiating.
A memorial tea will follow at 12 noon in the Tea Room of Henderson’s Funeral Home. Art is survived by his step children: Bernice Hopkins of Chilliwack, Ann Schneider of Agassiz; his sister: Muriel Lundberg of Nanaimo; niece: Sandra Douglas of Nanaimo; and nephew: Jim Garbet (Dorothy) of Mill Bay, B.C. and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife Elsa, second wife Mary and step-children Bernie Schneider, Bev Sperling and Dennis Schneider.
WILGAN, Helen - Friday, 29 Aug 2003
Helen Wilgan passed away Aug. 29, 2003 at the age of 89 years.
Helen was born in North Dakota on Dec. 3, 1913 and has lived in this area since 1946. She worked on the farm for most of her life and then worked for many years at York Farms Cannery until retirement. Helen loved gardening and enjoyed her flowers.
Prayers will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Friday, Sept. 5, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Fr. Eugenio Aloisio Celebrant.
She is survived by sons: Kenneth (Winnie) of Coquitlam, Ed (Inger) of Prince George; daughters: Jenny Sollinger of Bellingham, WA, Pauline (Peter) of Surrey, Minnie of Melfort, SK, Linda (Perry) of Delta; daughter-in-law : Anne Wilgan of Chilliwack; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother: Johnny Dueck of Winnipeg, MB.; sisters: Elsie Zachary of Sandy Lake, MB, and Stella Fedosenko of Surrey.
She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1999 and her son Bobby Michael Wilgan.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Fund.
McMURDO, Wilda Marion Thursday, 28 Aug 2003
Wilda Marion McMurdo, late of Chilliwack, passed away Aug. 28, 2003 at the age of 91 years. She was born Feb. 5, 1912 in Mitchell, ON.
Wilda moved to Chilliwack in 1969 and was involved in the Rebekah Lodge, the Quilter’s Guild and the Lace Club for many years. She was dedicated to her family, the community and th world around her.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Michael Hare officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium.
She is survived by Donna and Stewart Grafton of Chilliwack; John and Darlene McMurdo of Victoria; Joe and Anne West of Langley; sister, Eileen Smith of Winnipeg, MB; nieces, Pam (Reg) Moody of Winnipeg, MB, and Linda (Jack) Lawless of Montreal, PQ.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer, in 1989.
In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make a donation in her memory to a charity of choice.
BEALE, Lorraine Eleanor - Thursday, 28 Aug 2003
Lorraine Eleanor Beale passed away at Hawthorne Care Centre, Coquitlam, BC after a long struggle with Diabetes complications.
She was born in Camrose, AB on Feb. 14, 1943, the third child of Samuel Stoner and Lorea Tanner.
She was predeceased by her husband Bill Beale. She is survived by her mother, Lorea Tanner; brothers: Royce, Gordon and Allen Stoner; sister: Malonie Tanner; children: Joe and Jim Beale; and Bill’s children: Allen, Sherry (Jeff), Doug and John. She also leaves great-grandchildren, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A remembrance of her life will be held at the Army, Navy, Air force Veterans Club, 46268 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. The club will be open to all who would like to participate.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Lorraine’s name would be gratefully accepted. (Canadian Diabetes Association, PO Box 267, Chilliwack BC V2P 6J1)
BRANDES, Noreen (Nonie) - Monday, 11 Aug 2003
Nonie was born July 8, 1946 in Abbotsford, and passed away peacefully at her home in Chilliwack, with her family by her side, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Nonie is survived by her loving family, best friend and companion Jim Boa; daughters, Tracy (Jason) Hay, and Tara (Jim) Toop; grandchildren, Taia and Carson; sister Sue (Ken) March; nephew Charlie (Tiffany) March; and mother Margaret Nemechuk.
She is predeceased by her father Robert (Bob) Parberry; stepfather Andy Nemechuk; and ex-husband and friend Adrian Brandes.
Her love for fashion and new and funky trends drew her to a lifelong career as a hairdresser. Her career as a hairdresser spanned for then 35 years working at Silk Cut and Terebera. She began to use her experience to teach others about 10 years ago when she took a job as an instructor at the Valle School of Beauty. Over the years, the owner became a very close friend and confidant. Her students, as well as the clientele, knew her as Miss Nonie. She loved teaching and she was thrilled to see her students excel.
She had many clients and friends whom she felt a close and deep connection. She loved to travel with Jim and their friends and see new and different places around the world. She especially loved her annual outings with her girlfriends to different spas. She enjoyed taking their motorhome and going camping on the weekends to their property.
Family was extremely important to her and she cherished these people as if they were gifts. She was extremely close to her daughters. She was a concerned and loving mother who was always there when we needed her. Unselfish and understanding, she always gave us room to make our own mistakes and learn from them. She was very generous and she lavished us with enough love to easily last us the rest of our lives. She was a doting grandmother who loved to spend time with her grandchildren, playing, baking, or just watching them as they learned new things. Her family and friends knew her as an amazingly strong and giving woman who stayed in charge of her life to the very end.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 44732 Lancaster Dr.
A special thank you to her family doctor and friend, Dr. Tom Hopkins, his amazing staff; Diane and Tammy; the wonderful nurses at the Surrey Cancer Centre; and all her close friends that supported her.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nonie’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
She will never truly leave us, for her spirit lives on in everyone who knew and loved her.
Love you mom, forever and always.
BICHLER, ‘Hans’ Johann Baptist - Monday, 11 Aug 2003
‘Hans’ Johann Baptist Bichler late of Chilliwack, passed away August 11, 2003 at the age of 90 years. He was born February 28, 1913 in Ellmau, Austria.
Private cremation. Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.
Survived by his close friend Jack Nazaroff and family.
ROBERTSON, Margaret - Sunday, 10 Aug 2003
Margaret Robertson passed away August 10, 2003 in Chilliwack at the age of 88, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 9, 1915 in Bruderheim, Alta., and educated in that province.
She married Clem Stelter in 1939 and they came to B.C. in 1951 and lived in the Lower Mainland before coming to Chilliwack in 1960. They owned Riverside Resort in the 1960s until the death of Clem in 1964.
She lived for a period time on Vancouver Island after marrying her second husband Seymour (Robbie) Robertson. They enjoyed making pottery and travelling together.
Margaret enjoyed her family, taking delight in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed her garden and loved flowers.
Predeceased by her first husband Clem Stelter (1964), and her second husband Seymour Robertson (1991).
Lovingly remembered by her daughter Karen (Wayne) Frank of Chilliwack; son Doug (Carol) Stelter of Maple Ridge; grandsons, Randy (Tracy) Frank of Prince George, and Ryan (Candy) Frank of Terrace; great-grandchildren, Kristen, Ashley, Gillian and Travis; brother Ren Frederking of California; sisters, Charlotte Hill of Chilliwack, Eleanor (George) Schlosser of Calgary, Alta., and Dorothy Wedder of Victoria; niece Alice Stein of Chilliwack; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack, with a tea to follow in the Henderson’s Funeral Home Tea Room.
We would like to thank Dr. K. Ho for his care of Margaret, and a special thank you to the caring staff of The Waverly, her home for the past two-and-one-half months.
Should family and friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.