DAVIES, Luella Margaret - Saturday, 09 Aug 2003
Luella Margaret Davies late of Chilliwack, formerly of Thunder Bay, Ont., passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 in the Chilliwack General Hospital, at the age of 69 years.
She was born on April 25, 1934 in Thunder Bay, Ont. and has lived in the Chilliwack area for the last 30 years.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Davies was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chilliwack. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Luella is survived by her son Philip; daughter Janet; son-in-law Nelson; grandchildren, Carole, Valerie and Lindsey Davies, and Shane, Sandy, and Kenneth Poirier; as well as her aunt Roberta Farell, and many cousins.
She was predeceased by one son Kenneth Davies; twin sister Elinor Danielisky; and her mother and father.
HNATIW, John (Jack) - Friday, 08 Aug 2003
John (Jack) Hnatiw passed away on Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital, at age 78 years. He was born May 23, 1925 in Rosthern, Sask.
Jack is survived by his wife Anna; his sons, James (Elizabeth), and Daniel (Robbin); his daughter Bonnie (Gabriel); his stepson Raymond (Lorraine); and his step-daughter Shirley (Les); his grandchildren, Robert, Michael, Luvena, Jana, Paul, Chelsey, Dylan, Jayson, Charisse, Holly, Ryan, and Michelle; his great-grandson Brett; and his sister Pauline.
He was predeceased by his first wife Marjory; and his brother Michael.
A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mr. William Saunders officiating. Cremation to follow.
Jack was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather whose great love was for his family and his faith. He was renowned for his generosity and hospitality. He will be dearly missed by all.
CLARK, Melodie Elliott - Tuesday, 25 Feb 2003
Well-known Nova Scotian artist Melodie Elliott Clark passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 in the Caribbean while on vacation with her husband, Geoff Clark.
A graduate of Bridgewater High School and the Payzant Memorial School of Nursing in Windsor, N.S., Melodie practiced nursing in Kingston, Ont. at the Ontario Psychiatric Hospital in adolescent psychiatric nursing. She also worked at the psychiatric unit of the Health Science Centre at UBC.
A tragic car accident in 1971 left her a quadriplegic. She was married in Halifax while she was still a patient in the Victoria General Hospital. During a lengthy rehabilitation program in Vancouver at the G. F. Strong Rehab Centre, she worked long hours to gain wrist and shoulder control so she would be able to paint again.
She went on to pursue a career as an accomplished artist and business woman. In 1992, she earned her Bachelor of Nursing Science Degree from the University of Victoria and worked as an art therapist. She was one of the first quadriplegics in Canada to graduate with a university degree in nursing.
Geoff and Melodie moved to Chilliwack where they opened Elliott Clark Arts, an art gallery and framing studio. During the next 25 years, Melodie exhibited her work across Canada, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and in British Columbia. Her paintings have been purchased by multi-national companies, individuals and all three levels of government in Canada. She gave freely of her time to help many community organizations in the City of Chilliwack and always made herself available to help others who were struggling with spinal injuries.
She was the subject of a television documentary commissioned by the United Nations during 1981, the Year of the Handicapped. She was a frequent guest on television talk shows, discussing social issues such as drinking and driving, accessibility for the disabled, coping strategies for the disabled and stress management.
The Clarks moved back to Nova Scotia two years ago and settled in Seabright, Halifax County.
Melodie was the recipient of many prestigious awards, the most recent being the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Lifetime Achievement Medal for her work in the Arts and Humanitarian Communities, presented to her by The Honourable Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Myra Freeman. She was also the recipient of the Vanier Award and the Governor General’s Canada 125 Medal. In 1980, she created the winning entry in the Courage Centre Christmas Card competition.
Melodie is an inspiration to all who knew her.
Melodie is survived by her husband Geoffrey (Geoff) Clark of Seabright; her parents, Norman and Frances Elliott of Bridgewater; her twin sister Melanie of Halifax; brother, Gerald (Myrna) Elliott of Fall River; and sister Debra (Michael) Gill of Allen Heights. She is also survived by her adopted daughter, Linda Allott of Port Coquitlam; and her granddaughter, Jennifer; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and aunts.
A memorial service to celebrate Melodie’s life will be held on Ash - Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 78 Alexandra Ave. in Bridgewater, with Archdeacon John W. G. Clarke officiating, assisted by Father Robert Coote. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Donations can be made in memory of Melodie to your local Food Bank.
PEARSON, Norman Wesley - Tuesday, 25 Feb 2003
Norman Wesley Pearson of Innisfail, Alta., died February 25, 2003. He was born January 3, 1925 on a dairy farm outside of Chilliwack.
He served overseas during the Second World War, rejoining the military after marrying his wife Anne. Six children and numerous postings later, he left the military and worked for the City of Calgary Transit.
He clung to life, wishing to spend as much time with family and friends as he could. He thought and prayed for others even as his own life was slipping away. He will be missed.
Norm is survived by one brother; six children; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Mar. 1, 2003 at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with Father Les Drewicki celebrant. Cremation.
Memorial tributes in Norman’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 2nd Floor, 215 - 12 Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alta. T2G 1A2.
Mountain View Funeral Chapels, Olds, Alta. entrusted with arrangements. 403-556-3223.
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APELDOORN-KAMPERT, Hendrikje - Monday, 24 Feb 2003
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of our wife, mother, and oma on February 24, 2003 at the age of 77. She was born January 8, 1926 in Ede, The Netherlands.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Geurt; her children, Wilma in Chilliwack, Joanne in Abbotsford, John (Jean) in Rosedale; and grandchildren (Oma) Melissa and Brandon. She is also survived by two brothers and one sister in the The Netherlands.
She was predeceased by one infant daughter in Chilliwack; four brothers; and four in-laws in The Netherlands.
Funeral service will be held at Bethel Netherlands Reformed Congregation at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2003. Rev. Peter Van Ruitenburg officiating. Interment to follow in the Chilliwack Cemeteries.
ROBERTS, Marjory - Monday, 24 Feb 2003
Marjory Roberts passed away February 24, 2003 in Chilliwack after a lengthy battle with cancer, fought with dignity and determination. Born in Beresford, Man. July 13, 1925 to Oliver and Vera Tench, Marge was the middle of five daughters.
She was predeceased by both parents; her sister Elaine; and brothers-in-law Harold Temple, Jack Day, and Norman Arnold.
Marge joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1943 and there met and married the love of her life and husband of 57 years, Bill Roberts.
After moving to Chilliwack from Calgary, Alta. in 1953, Marge enjoyed a long career and retired in 1985 with 29 years of government service.
Marge enjoyed her retirement. She and Bill travelled Canada from coast to coast and enjoyed trips to Mexico and the Cook Islands. They spent many happy years exploring in their camper and had a special love of Moncks Park. Marge and her faithful four legged pal, Freeway, spent many happy hours hiking the hills above Nicola Lake. She enjoyed Volksporting and completed her first marathon at the age of 66!
Marge was a member of the United Empire Loyalists. As a longtime member of Kiwanis Golden K and other volunteer service organizations, Marge’s contributions were many and she received much recognition. She did not enjoy the limelight, preferring instead to just do what needed to be done and do it in her own very capable and organized way. Active and interested in her community, Marge’s first and greatest focus was always her family. She adored her grandchildren.
Left to mourn her loss, but celebrate her life are her husband Bill; daughters, Joanne (Maurice) Gleig of Victoria, and Jan (Bob) Ranger of Chilliwack; grandchildren, Jeffrey Ranger of Vancouver, Jason Gleig of Victoria, and Jennifer Gleig (Chad Anderson) of New Westminster; as well as sisters, Ollie Arnold, Lillian Temple, and Zelta (Murdo) Whitfield; brother-in-law Neal (Reta) Roberts; sister-in-law Anne Roberts; and dear friends, Cathie Sauderson and Margaret Strohmaier.
The family respects Marge’s wishes that there be no service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the charity of your choice. McLean’s Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
The family would like to thank the members of the Chilliwack Golden K for their support and kind attention, Dr. Paul Basson for his compassionate care (and sense of humour which Mom appreciated), the Continuing Care R.N.’s, and the 4th Floor Nursing Staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital.
You’re back on the trail again Mom!
KRUEGER, Winnefred (Wynn) - Monday, 24 Feb 2003
Wynn Krueger passed away on February 24, 2003 at the age of 77. Born in St. Vital, Man. in 1926.
She is survived by her sons, Don of Chilliwack, Kevin of Quesnel, Dale of Red Deer, Alta., and Terry of Lethbridge, Alta.
She was predeceased by her husband, Merv, November 2001.
Cremation and no service as she wished.
She will be missed by all her friends and neighbours. You will always be in our hearts, Mom.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation.
MYRAH, Dale Leigh - Sunday, 23 Feb 2003
Dale Leigh Myrah passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 at home, at the age of 71 years. He was born December 14, 1931 in Saskatoon, Sask.
Dale is survived by his loving wife Rita, of 49 years; four children, Dan of Chilliwack, Brian (Joy) of Nova Scotia, Rob (Karen) of Ohio, and Rita (George) Frank of Ontario; grandchildren, Dale Gordon, Codey, Caine, Paige, and Danielle; and brother Bob of Kelowna.
He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Clara; brother Lloyd; and grandson Colton Myrah.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2003 at 2 p.m. from Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack. Father Fred Tassinari officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of your choice.
Dale served for 28 years in the Canadian Military. He was a lifetime member of the Chilliwack Flying Club. He drove for four years as a bus driver with School District #33. Dale opened a heavy equipment training school in Botswana, Africa, and also served as a watchman at the Siwash/Anderson Logging Camps for Cattermole.
A special thanks from the family to the doctors and staff from St. Paul’s, Royal Columbian, and Chilliwack General Hospitals.
FROESE, Frank - Saturday, 22 Feb 2003
On the afternoon of February 22, 2003 Frank Froese succumbed to cancer after a long battle and joined his beloved wife, Valerie.
Frank was never alone in his last few days, continually surrounded and comforted by his family. Singing an Irish Blessing his fellow Barber Shoppers bid him a fond farewell prior to his passing. Frank’s family were all present in his final moments as he slipped away peacefully from their lives.
Family left behind who love and will miss him dearly are brothers, Georg (Zina) Froese and Victor (Sandra) Froese; children, Eric (Debbie) Froese, Linda (Raymond) Kouwenhoven, Frank Froese Jr., Wes (Debbie) Shields, Terry Shields, Jeff (Sherri) Shields, Sharon (Ken) Munro; and the many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and of course, Callum, his faithful companion.
He is predeceased by Valerie Anne Froese (January 2003), and Marlene Sharon Froese (November 1984).
Among Frank’s many friends, he will be missed greatly by his local bagpipe fraternity (pipebands), the Chilliwack Rainbow Men of Harmony, and the many other clubs and organizations he was involved with.
A service to celebrate the life of Frank Froese will be held at the St. Thomas Anglican Church at 46048 Gore Ave. in Chilliwack on March 1, 2003 at 1 p.m., the Reverend Charlie Lenz officiating. A reception to share in the memories of Frank will follow after the service in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, a donation could be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
WEBSTER, Dorothy - Saturday, 22 Feb 2003
Dorothy Webster passed away peacefully on February 22, 2003 at Eden Intermediate Care Home. She was born in 1911 in Chilliwack into a family of nine children. Although she never married, she looked after many children and was like a mother to us all.
She lived on a farm on Webster Road, which was named after the family. There, they shipped milk and had many fruit trees like cherries, prunes, and apples. She worked very hard with the gardening and mowing the grass and looking after 66 acres. Her favourite past-time was walking on the Rotary Trail, which at one time, ran through their property.
She is predeceased by Mac Webster, Robert Webster, Allan Webster, Eric Webster, Jean Webster, and Bruce Webster.
She is survived by one brother Keith; one sister, Betty Paquin of Los Angeles, CA.; one sister-in-law Mary Webster; and seven nieces and nephews, Glenna Colbert, Verna Henry, Molly Nickerson, Bob Webster, Doug Webster, Carol Lund, and Gregg Paquin.
We would like to thank Dr. Chow and the staff of Eden Intermediate Care for their kind and gracious assistance in Dorothy’s last days.
Cremation and no service by request.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. We will miss you, our Dear Aunt Dorothy.