WASHTOCK, Verna Margaret Hannah - Friday, 20 Sep 2002
Verna Margaret Hannah Washtock late of Chilliwack, passed away suddenly on September 20, 2002 at the age of 82 years. She was born December 10, 1919 in Saskatchewan.
Prayers will be held at St. Maryís R.C. Church - Friday, Sept. 27, 2002 at 7 p.m.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Maryís R.C. Church on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2002 at 10 a.m. Fr. Jack Dias celebrant.
Verna is survived by her loving family of three sons and a daughter, Quentin and his wife Dianna of Chilliwack, Kevin also of Chilliwack, Mark and his wife Diana of South Surrey, and Gail and her husband George Boucher of Lumby; and the following seven grandchildren, Crystal, Trevor, Brandy, Kady, Robin, Jennifer, and Spencer; and one sister Phylis (Wilf) Reid of Edmonton, Alta.
She was predeceased by her husband Quentin; and one brother Bill.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Parkinsonís Disease Foundation, in lieu of flowers: Parkinsonís Disease Foundation, 600-890 West Pender, Vancouver, B.C. 604-662-3240.
MacNAUGHTON, Gordon Alexander - Friday, 20 Sep 2002
Gordon Alexander MacNaughton late of Chilliwack, passed away September 20, 2002 at the age of 86 years. He was born March 8, 1916 in Armstrong.
Gordon started working for Greyhound in 1940 and retired in 1976. He was a 25 year member of the Chilliwack Elks Club and he enjoyed camping and fishing.
A private family cremation service will be held.
Gordon is survived by his wife Lillian; sisters, Lillian Kerin of New Westminster, Eileen (Raymond) Engbert of Qualicum Beach, and Irma Harnden and George Reykdal; nephew Gordon Engbert; and niece Barbara (Ralph) Young.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of choice.
TELFORD, Norman Wilson (Wild Willie) - Thursday, 19 Sep 2002
Norman Wilson Telford passed away on September 19, 2002 at Heritage Village in Chilliwack, at age 85 years.
Norm is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marie; son Trevor (Wendy) of Port Alice; and daughters, Marilyn (Roy) Lear, and Gail Telford, both of Chilliwack. He also leaves nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by granddaughter Jacqueline Marie Telford in 1980.
Norm was a member of the B.C. Dragoons during the Second World War, trained the 5th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment and was a Sgt. in the tank corps. After the war, Norm and a friend started the Atom Delivery Company with just a couple of motorcycles. He retired from the Used Heavy Equipment section of Vancouverís Finning Tractor at the end of 1979. Motorcycles remained a big part of Normís life, and he was a longtime member of the Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club.
Normís family would like to thank his caregivers in the Cheam section of Heritage Village for the loving and exemplary care he received during his three year residency.
No funeral service by request.
RODRIGUE, Conrad Yvan Joseph - Tuesday, 17 Sep 2002
Conrad Yvan Joseph Rodrigue late of Yarrow, passed away September 17, 2002 at the age of 79 years. He was born October 6, 1922 in Saint Prospere, Que.
Conrad was a farmer and woodworker and retired in 1980. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling, fishing, crafting toys and furniture.
Prayers will be held at St. Maryís R.C. Church - Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at 7 p.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Maryís R.C. Church Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 at 1 p.m. Fr. Jack Dias celebrant.
Conrad is survived by his wife of 50 years, Leona; children, Gerard Rodrigue of Abbotsford, and Marie-Jeanne Rodrigue of Chilliwack; grandchildren, Daniel and Tania; great-grandson Gavin; and a sister Yolande Veillette of Noranda, Que.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in Conradís memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
STEWART (nee Baynes), Marie - Tuesday, 17 Sep 2002
Marie Stewart (nee Baynes) July 6, 1938 - September 17, 2002. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sister and friend. Marie will be greatly missed by her sisters and brothers, Gordon and Bonnie Baynes of White Rock, Fae Edle of Cultus Lake, Pat and Don Macdonald of Abbotsford, and John and Chris Baynes of Issaquah, WA.; sister-in-law Mary Knight of Langley; and aunt Isabel Haywood of Vancouver. She is also loved by her 15 nieces and nephews and their families who were all very special to her; lots of cousins and friends; and stepsons, Shawn and Babe Stewart.
She was predeceased by her husband Babe (Harold) Stewart; and her mom and dad, Evelyn and John Baynes.
Everyone who knew Marie will miss her caring and generous nature, her special sense of fun and laughter, and her knack of always being able to put a smile on your face.
A Remembrance Service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at Cultus Lake Memorial Church.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in Marieís memory would be appreciated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation, 601 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1L3.
TRAVER, Robert Bruce - Tuesday, 17 Sep 2002
Robert Bruce Traver passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002 at his home in Chilliwack, at age 51 years.
Bruce was born February 9, 1951 in Chilliwack, and graduated from Sardis Senior Secondary in 1970.
He is survived by his mother Margaret.
He was predeceased by his father James H. (Harry); and his brother Allen James.
A private family service is being planned.
If desired donations in memory of Bruce may be made to a charity of your choice.
HELM, Gary James George - Tuesday, 17 Sep 2002
Gary James George Helm born December 9, 1952 in Huntingdon, Que., passed away September 17, 2002.
Predeceased by father Malcolm.
Will be greatly missed and survived by son Eric and daughter Jennifer; also by mother Isabelle Helm of Huntingdon, Que.; and numerous family members.
Private family service by request.
We donít say goodbye.
MUNRO, John (Jack) - Friday, 13 Sep 2002
Jack was born in Thunder Bay (Fort William), Ont. on September 24, 1924. He died peacefully at home on September 13, 2002 surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He enlisted in the RCAF in the Second World War and went overseas in 1943. He was a tailgunner in an aircraft which was shot down in March 1944. Jack survived and evaded capture for six months with the underground until returning to England in the fall of 1944. After spending some time at home he returned to England and served with a new air crew until the end of the War in Europe.
He worked in several different trades until the mid-1950s when he became a full-time maintenance electrician with Abitibi/Price until his retirement in 1985. He then moved to Surrey with his wife Edna. They moved to Chilliwack in 1990.
Jack was predeceased by his father in 1978 and his mother in 1988.
He is survived by his wife Edna; sons, George of New Westminster, and Robert (Bob) of Surrey; grandchildren, Krystal and Shannon; brother George of Burnaby; sister Teenie of Albert Lee, MN.; brother Robert; and sisters, Mary Ann and Jean, all of Thunder Bay, Ont.
A memorial service will be held at The Seniorís Centre, 9400 College St., Chilliwack Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002 from 4-6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society.
We wish to thank Dr. Ho and all the Palliative care people who attended Jack in his final days.
McLeanís Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
REVELL, Daniel G. - Thursday, 12 Sep 2002
Daniel G. Revell died peacefully in his sleep, in his 98th year, at Chilliwack General Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002. ĎDr. Daní was born November 4, 1904 in Chicago, IL., the third son of Prof. Dr. D.G. Revell and Helen Murray Revell. Dan grew up in Edmonton and graduated in medicine from the University of Alberta in 1932. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living alumnus of that university.
His medical practice included five years in caring for goldminers and their families in northern Ontario, then as an anesthetist and Director of Anesthesia at the Hospital for Sick Children in Winnipeg. He later served overseas in #3 Casualty Clearing Station of the RCAMC during the Second World War, then again at the childrenís hospital in Winnipeg, before moving to continue his practice in anesthesia at St. Josephís Hospital in Victoria, until his retirement in 1968.
He is predeceased in 1994 by his beloved Bonnie, devoted wife for 60 years; and by his parents, and two older brothers.
His soulís departure leaves a huge gap in the life of his only daughter, Margaret (Rev. Arthur) Anderson; his grandchildren, Margot (David) Dyble of Chilliwack, and Tim (Diane) Anderson of New Westminster; his great-grandchildren, Adam and Shannon Dyble, and Dylan and Christopher Anderson; and by his sister Aileen, and nephew Dr. Clifford (Katherine) Revell of Edmonton, Alta.
Dan pursued with enthusiasm and excellence gardening, inventing, photography, clock repair, crafting and story-telling. He was a student of nature with a constantly enquiring mind and held all Godís works in awe.
A memorial service in celebration of his life which was a blessing to so many for so long, will be held at Carman United Church in Sardis on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Michael Hare officiating. Flowers are appreciated, or some may choose to offer a memorial gift to the Carman United Church Memorial Fund.
BAMBERRY, Andrew Edwin - Friday, 28 Nov 2003
Andrew Edwin Bamberry, late of Chilliwack passed away on Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, in Chilliwack Hospital, at the age of 53. He was born December 24, 1949 in Iroquois Falls, Ont.
He is survived by his daughter Bonnie-Jean (John); his brothers, Eric (Sharen), and Rick (Jocelyn); and his sister Anne (Calvin). His nieces Jodie and Jillian; and nephews Michael, Warren and Ian also survive him.
His parents, George and Georgette predeceased him.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Hendersonís Funeral Home, Chilliwack.
McNEILL, Wilma Annie - Thursday, 27 Nov 2003
Wilma Annie McNeill passed away November 27, 2003 at 90 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband Samuel in 1997. Wilma will be lovingly remembered by sons, Brent (Tricia) and Bruce (Nancy) and grandchildren Sarah (Rob) Hosier in England, Mickey (Linda Bjork) in Sweden, Jacob, Jessica, Rebecca, Daniel, and Mark. Wilma was born November 9, 1913 in Gregg, Manitoba and later moved with her family to Victoria where she completed High School and then Normal School. She then began a teaching career that took her to Vanderhoof, Gold Bridge, Fanny Bay, Saanichton, Port Coquitlam, and Burnaby. Wilma and Sam were married in 1951 and settled in Burnaby where they raised their two sons. In 1988, they moved to Coquitlam and then to Chilliwack in 1996. Wilma loved and cared for people. She was actively involved in church and community work and volunteered her time with children, seniors and immigrants. There will be a service to celebrate her life at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, on Tuesday December 23, 2003 at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.
RANDALL, Don Mitchell - Thursday, 27 Nov 2003
Don Mitchell Randall late of Chilliwack, B.C. passed away November 27, 2003 at the age of 79 years. He was born March 4, 1924 in Buffalo, New York.
Don was a Veteran of World War II and proudly served with the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve on the H.M.C.S. Haida, a Tribal Class Destroyer.
Private Family Cremation Service.
He is surived by his wife Evelyn; 3 children Don (Darlene) Randall of Abbotsford; Bob (Wendy) Randall of Sydney, B.C. and Tony (Audrey) Randall of Port Moody, B.C. Also survived by 5 grandchildren, Luke, Matthew, Kendra, Deirdre and Gabrielle.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the B.C. Variety Club.
SCHMIDT, John Jacob - Thursday, 27 Nov 2003
John Schmidt, beloved husband of Lydia, passed away at the Chilliwack General Hospital on November 27, 2003 at the age of 84, after a hard fought battle with cancer. John is survived by his wife Lydia; his children, Eldon, Elaine (Ron) Haan, Randy and Ronda, grandchildren, Charity, Dustin, Josh, Sonia (Mike), Cristian (Margaret) and three great grandchildren, Taylor, Keegan, and Bronwynne. He was predeceased by his first wife, Leona; sister, Mary and his parents, Jacob and Anna. John was born on June 6, 1919 in Gruenfeld, South Russia. At age 4, he came to Canada. First to Swift Current, Saskatchewan then to Sardis, B.C. he served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 to 1945, then became a house painter until his retirement in 1984. He loved his Lord and the church and was always volunteering his time. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Kishi and the nursing staff on Unit 4 who provided extra care and comfort to him and us. A Celebration of Johnís life will be held at the Chilliwack Alliance Church on Wednesday December 3, 2003 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the mission of your choice in Johnís memory would be greatly appreciated.
THOMAS, Ralph Waldo - Thursday, 27 Nov 2003
Ralph Waldo Thomas of Chilliwack, passed away quietly November 27, 2003 at the age of 83 years.
Ralph is survived by his family, his loving companion Inez Doucette; four brothers, Earl (Faith), Allan (Barbara), Irvine (Faye), and Robert (Dot); sister Clara (Percy); as well as other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280, 5661 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crippled Childrenís Foundation.