MATZEK, Susana - Wednesday, 26 Nov 2003
Susana Matzek late of Chilliwack, formerly of Burnaby passed away November 26, 2003 in Chilliwack at the age of 65 years. She was born June 16, 1938 in Cuahtemoc, Mexico and had lived in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas for 51 years. Her love was spending time with family and friends, reading, flowers and gardens. What mattered the most was her relationship with Jesus and her relationship with all other people.
A Funeral Service will be held - Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the German Church of God, Chilliwack. Pastors Harvey Elke and Alfred Brix officiating. Interment at Chilliwack Cemeteries.
She is survived by her husband Fred Matzek; children Laurence & Elaine Matzek of Langley; Robert (Bob) & Marcie Matzek of Chilliwack; Linda and Marvin Kadach of Vernon; Sandra Matzek of Vancouver; 7 grandchildren; sisters Helen Mutschman, Anne Enns, Aganatha Liesch, Eve Weischnur, Elizabeth Mann, Marie Enns and a brother Abe Enns and their families.
She was predeceased by her sister Katrina and her parents.
COUGHLIN, Jane Louise - Tuesday, 25 Nov 2003
Loving mother, wife, grandma, sister, friend, and world traveller. After an extensive battle with a rare lung disease, Jane passed away peacefully on November 21, 2003 in the loving arms of her family.
Jane is survived by her devoted husband Barry; daughter Shelley; sister Wendy; brother Steve; son-in-law Jody; granddaughter Bailey (“Chutie’’); brothers-in-law, Joe, Keith, Glenn, and Craig; and many dear relatives and friends. Born in Vancouver on March 17, 1946.
Predeceased by her parents, Wallace and Evelyne Oatway.
All who knew her are invited to a Celebration of her Life on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers, Jane’s wishes were for donations to the B.C. Transplant Society, or the SPCA.
Her strength, courage, and kindness have been an inspiration to all who knew her. We are blessed to have had her in our lives and know that she will always be watching over and guiding us.
VERVOORT, Adriana “Jeanne” - Monday, 24 Nov 2003
Adriana “Jeanne” Vervoort, passed away Nov. 24, 2003
Jeanne was born May 3, 1927 in Utrecht, Holland and came to Canada Jan. 3, 1951 and settled in Ottawa.
Over the years the family has lived in all areas of Canada, from coast to coast. She was a very special person with a wide circle of friends. She was always smiling and made friends very easily.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Celebrant, Fr. Gary Gordon.
Jeanne is survived by her husband of 57 years, William; children Catharina (Brian) Wood of Surrey; Gerardus “Gerry” (Donna Neubauer) Vervoort
of Victoria; grandchildren Stephen (Julia) Northrup; Raena Northrup; Micah Vervoort; Eva Vervoort; four sisters in Holland. She was predeceased by a twin brother, her youngest brother and a sister who had all lived in Holland.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon or the Canadian Diabetes Association.
BEGLEY (nee Roberts), Elsie - Monday, 24 Nov 2003
Elsie Begley (nee Roberts) born November 22, 1920 in York, England, passed away peacefully November 24, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital.
Predeceased by her loving husband Stanley Begley; and her daughter Veronica Bolton.
Elsie served in the RCAF during the Second World War with humour and grace. She immigrated to Canada after the war, later worked at Woodland School in New Westminster for 28 years as a nurses aid and caregiver.
She will live in our hearts and will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends, as she was truly a light to all who knew her.
So keep the Love and Memories tucked beneath your angel wings. Somewhere in the distance we will hear your voice again.
A special thanks to all of the staff and friends at the Lynnwood, who made her life a delight, the Chilliwack Hospital, and the Salvation Army.
COTTON, Robert (Bob) Lindsey - Sunday, 23 Nov 2003
Bob Cotton passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2003 in the Chilliwack Hospital at the age of 94.
Bob is survived by his son Gerald of Coleman, AB, his son-in-law Bob Boucher of Sardis, three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren: Glen (Roxanne) Boucher of Chilliwack (Joshua, Lindsey); Vicki (Alex) MacDonald of Sardis (Angus, Hanna, Duncan, Stewart); Wendy (Byron) Morrison of Rosedale (Karlie, Abby, Bryce); and his brother, Leonard (Lynn), of Martinez, CA.
Bob is predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Etta; daughter, Dorothy; two brothers, Jack and Charlie; and two sisters, Joyce and Doris.
Bob was born and grew up around the Kelliher, SK area and knew the hardship of the Depression era, farming 14-hour workdays with horse teams—all for $1 a day, room and board.
After marrying Etta and starting a family, they moved to and lived in Calgary for a few years where he delivered milk with horse and wagon.
They then moved out to Vancouver where he worked for the BC Electric Co. for 14 years, driving street cars and buses.
He then spent a year as a real estate salesman which lead to the chance to get back to the life he really enjoyed the most—horses, hunting, fishing and being outdoors by buying a small ranch and a guiding and outfitting business in the East Kootenays, Elk Valley area.
After years of operating the guiding business with his wife and son, the family then moved into the Crowsnest Pass area of Alberta. There his wife, Etta, ran the local Credit Union while he spent a season guiding in the Northwest Territories. He then settled down to caretaking a closed power plant facility.
Bob and Etta eventually retired to a few acres of land in Creston, BC, where he puttered around with his fruit trees, a few horses, and continued his hunting and fishing activities.
After suffering a heart attack in 1991, he and Etta moved to Chilliwack to be closer to, and under the care of, daughter and son-in-law Dorothy and Bob.
Bob enjoyed his remaining years in Chilliwack, especially with the “seniors” crowd. Lunching at the Time Out drop-in centre playing cribbage hot-tubbing at Parkholm Lodge, and shooting snooker and pool at the Chilliwack Seniors’ Centre.
Cremation by Henderson’s Funeral Home. A private family internment service at the family plot at Chilliwack Cemeteries was held on Nov. 27, 2003.
GODDARD, Ralph - Saturday, 21 Jan 2006
On January 21, in his 90th year, Dad left on his final hike. He leaves behind him to mourn his departure, his children; Ted, Peggy (Bob) and Lorna (Gerry); grandchildren, Rob, Daniel, Christine and Rory, and two great grandchildren, Keauna and Charlie; brother, Dudley, sister in law Eunice and two nieces. He was born April 15, 1915, in Cabri, Saskatchewan.
When WWII broke out he joined the Air Force and worked as a mechanic servicing planes that patrolled the Atlantic. While taking his basic in Regina, he met and married Lily Thompson. They were married for 61 years, she predeceased him in January 2005.
He spent most of his B.C years living in Sardis on Storey Ave in the home he built for his family. When his children were younger, he was involved in Scouting, Air Cadets and Baseball. But one of his true loves was the outdoors, especially hiking and fishing, a love that he passed on to his children. He was a founding member of both the Chilliwack Hiking and Search and Rescue clubs. In 1962, he organized and led fellow hikers and non hikers up Mt. Cheam, a time he fondly remembered and told about in later years. In time he had mastered every mountain and peak in the Valley so he turned his attention to his other love, The Atchelitz Thresherman’s Association or the “Junkyard” as mother so affectionately called it. He spent many a happy hour there and in 2005, they made him an honourary member for all his work and efforts that he had put into the association over the years. An honour he truly cherished.
He worked as a carpenter, a trade he learned from his father, and was a member of the Carpenters’ Union. He kept on pounding nails til he was about 85, when his eye “went” as he said. He was a 60 year member of the Canadian Legion Branch 4, where he and mom spent many a Friday night dancing. He was an avid reader and was always on a quest for knowledge. He loved the internet but felt that he was just to “horse and buggy” to figure it out. As all will attest who knew him, he had a wonderful sense of humour, was witty and truly was a character. on Thursday, he mentioned how sorry he was that he was going to miss Robbie Burns Night. Well Dad, you can put on your hiking boots or dancing shoes and stop in on the event now that you are free to continue on your hike!
A Celebration of his life is planned for - Thursday, January 26th at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, Brother Ted officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association would be appreciated.
WILSON, Genevieve Mildred “Gene” - Tuesday, 17 Jan 2006
Genevieve Mildred “Gene” Wilson, late of Chilliwack, B.C. passed away January 17, 2006 after a brief illness at the age of 76. She was born March 6, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio. She was a very kind and loving wife, mother, & Nana and will be forever remembered. She enjoyed correspondence with friends and relatives via letter and loved her little dog, Archi.
A funeral service will be held at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home Monday, January 23, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Kevin Pentland officiating. Interment in Ocean View Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Bill; daughter, Tracy Wheeler; grandchildren: Jason & Jodi Gene Wheeler all of Chilliwack and Aunt Norah Bell of Regina Beach, Sask.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
SETTERS, Douglas Morgan Malcolm - Tuesday, 17 Jan 2006
Douglas Setters passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 86 years.
He was born July 19, 1919 in Lacombe, Alberta. Douglas is survived by his wife Patricia; daughter, Sharon; son, Robert (Christine); grandchildren, Jamey, Doug, Jennifer (Jason), Sarah (Scott) and Graham; great grandson, Preston; brothers, Pat (Donna) and Crieghton (Barbara). He was predeceased by his brothers, Jim, Eugene, Albert, Clinton, David and Roger; and sisters, Colleen, Gloria and Mary.
Douglas was a war veteran and enjoyed a 25-year career with the RCAF.
His great love, after his wife and family, was his music. This he shared and enjoyed to the fullest. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Pastor Tim Rowan officiating.
If family and friends so desire, donations may be directed to the SPCA or to the Alzheimer’s Association of B.C. in Douglas’ name.
REMPEL, Susan - Sunday, 15 Jan 2006
Susan Anna Rempel passed away on January 15, 2006 at her home at the age of 86 years. She was born in Russia on March 20th, 1919.
Susan is survived by her sisters Katherine Voth and Annie Aspen; her children, John Rempel and Julie Gleadow; her grandchildren Cameron, Aaron and Katrina and her great grandchild, Jonah. Susan was predeceased by her husband, Waldemar Rempel.
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 12:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack. Funeral services will follow at 1:30 pm.; Pastor Dietrich Rempel officiating. Interment will be held at Chilliwack Cemeteries.
If so desired, memorial donations to the Mennonite Central Committee would be appreciated.
PATTEN, Marion Jean - Tuesday, 17 Jan 2006
Marion Jean Patten (nee Jefferies) passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital in her 100th year on January 17, 2006. She was born in Jefferies Corner, New Brunswick on April 4, 1906.
She was predeceased by her husband “Dr.” Bob Patten in 1961, her sister Beatrice Berger and her brother Cecil Jefferies.
She is survived by her sons Dr. Robert Patten (Irena) of Toronto, and Don Patten (Elaine) of Chilliwack; her grandchildren Dr. Mike Patten (Tracy) of Cambridge, Minnesota, Lee Ann Marsh (Geoff) of Mittagong, Australia, Stephan Patten (Tammy) of Montreal and Laryssa Patten Lyngvi (Aleksander) of Leiden, The Netherlands. She is also survived by three great grandchildren; Emily, James and Kate Marsh (of Australia), seven nieces and two nephews and their children.
Special thanks to nieces Anne Knowlan and Joan Anderson for their caring support and the staff at the Birchwood for their taking such good care of her. Also a special thanks to Dr. Scott Markey.
Out of respect for her wishes there will only be a private graveside service. No flowers by request.
KNICKEL, Edwin Joseph - Tuesday, 17 Jan 2006
Edwin Joseph Knickel passed away, with family by his side, Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 at Chilliwack Hospital, Chilliwack BC, at age 96 years. He was born March 18, 1909 in England. Ed is survived by his son Roy; daughters, Shirley and Gaie Knickel, step daughters, Donna Babcock and Dianne (Len) Barr; grandchildren, Kelly, Chris, Joe, Dan, David and Julianne; great grandson Jeff; his sisters, Bea, Alma (Jerry) and Verna and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Phyllis, his loving wife of 25 years.
Ed was independent and active and lived life to the fullest. He had several careers and interests which he enjoyed throughout the years. Ed had a great love of music and enjoyed playing the organ daily. He loved sports. His careers included being a commercial fisherman, cabinet maker and carpenter, he also enjoyed ballroom dancing and concerts.
He was an active learner all his life. He loved his grandchildren and took an active interest in their lives. His sense of humour was appreciated by all who knew him. He was well loved and will be missed dearly. A private family gathering will take place to celebrate Ed’s life. If family and friends so desire, Memorial donations may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation
MILSEN, Florence Caroline - Monday, 25 Dec 2006
Passed away on Christmas Day in Burnaby, Florence Caroline, nee Goodell, second daughter of Fredrick and Maude Goodell, nee Walker, and Ballam, pioneer Chilliwack families of the late 1880’s. Her husband, Olaf, passed away in 1992. She was greatly loved by her family.
She is survived by two daughters and one son, Dianne (Bill) Gilpin, Betty (Herbert) Rossic and Gordon Nelsen, all of Burnaby; also six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also survived by two sisters, May Allen, also Jessie Short of Chilliwack, and one brother Elmer D. Goodell of Kamloops.
Memorial Service held January 19, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at West Burnaby United Church. Interment in Chilliwack Cemeteries on Shannon Mountain.
ELSON, Catherine Elizabeth - Friday, 13 Jan 2006
It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved mom, sister and grandma, Catherine Elson passed away on January 13, 2006.
Catherine is survived by her three children, David (Sandy) Elson of Nepean, Helen Langelier of Kelowna and Peter (Mary) Elson of Edmonton. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Saundra Elson-Kuc (Todd Kuc) of Prince George, David (Elaine) Elson of Chilliwack, Cheryl and Murray Langelier, Kayleigh and Tegan Elson all of Edmonton and Kennedy Elson of Nepean; three great grandchildren, Matthew and Jackson Kuc of Prince George and Grace Elson of Chilliwack; two sisters and one brother, Mabel (Earl) Jarvis of Guelph, Norma (Vincent) Baker and William (Joy) Gilliland both of Toronto and their families. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Gilliland of Toronto.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday January 19, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel at Hainstock’s Funeral Home, 9810 - 34 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
In lieu of floral tribute, a donation may be made to the Youth Emergency Shelter Society of Edmonton, 9310-82 Avenue, T6C-OZ6.
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