CLARKE, Vincent Lorne - Saturday, 14 Jan 2006
Vincent Lorne Clarke passed away at home on Saturday, January, 14, 2006. He was born August 11, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Well known as Vinnie, he is survived by his father Bill, his beautiful mother, Shirley, loving companion, Lisa; sister, Shelly (Geoff); brothers, Harold (Heidi) and David (Rhonda); his children, Tamara, Louise, Vinnie and Natasha; three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing for family and friends will be held Monday, January 23, 2006 at 7:00 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 10:30 am Father Fred Tassinari officiating.
If family and friends so desire, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
BRICK, Catherine Mildred (nee Yeo) - Wednesday, 18 Jan 2006
Jan. 28, 1920 – Jan. 18, 2006
Catherine (Kay) passed away in Prince George, B.C. at the age of 85. She died peacefully at her home following a short illness.
In her final days she was able to spend time with her family and friends saying goodbye and reliving fond experiences. Her children want to thank all of Kay’s friends and family for their contact in her final days.
Kay goes to join her husband Fred, mother Ruth, father Bill, sister Dixie, brothers Walt and Bill and close personal friend Harold. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children Ruth, Robert and Rick (Joan); grandchildren Pat (Amy), Stephen (Diane), Jody, Bradley, Adam and Deborah; great grandchildren Jesse, Jade, Brenna, Owen, Zakk, Josh, Gage and Ryenne; her nieces, especially Dixie (Ole); nephews; her cousins, especially Beth; and numerous close friends including Harold’s children Larry and Butch (Kerie).
Kay was born in Saskatchewan and lived most of her early life on Vancouver Island. She enlisted with the British Army at the start of the Second World War serving in England. Once Canada allowed women to enlist, she transferred to the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Upon returning to Canada in 1945, she married Fred, living and working in various communities across Canada as a military spouse. Once retired, she and Fred moved to the Chilliwack B.C. area, subsequently to Kelowna and finally Prince George to be with her daughter.
Kay will be interred at the Chilliwack Cemetery in Chilliwack, B.C. with her beloved Fred. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you use the money to spend time with a loved one.
CARNEGIE, Douglas Raymond - Saturday, 25 Mar 2006
After 70 years of love and passion for his family and work, Doug Carnegie also known as the LEGEND in the trucking industry passed away on March 25th, 2006 at the Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, B.C. Father Derrick performed the sacrament of Baptism and last rites. Doug was born in Edmonton, Alberta on March 6, 1935. Survived by his loving wife Minda, son Kim, daughter-in-law Barb; daughter, Tammy; and grandchildren; mother, Gladys and sister, Delores.
To most people Doug was the man behind the rig but to me he is more than that. He was a man of honesty, integrity, frankness and most of all a man with a big heart. As his wife, he will always be remembered and always be in my heart where ever I go. He had given me love, hope and strength to face the world when the time comes that I must be alone. He has so much love to give but he has too little time. I would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff, the victim volunteers and Father Derrick. To our friends who stood by me and gave me emotional and moral support all of you are treasured in my heart. To my “Honey” you will always be love and always be MY SPECIAL MEMORY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 8909 Mary St. Chilliwack, B.C. Saturday April 1, 2006 at 1 P.M. Celebrant, Fr. Eugenio Aloisio. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
VANDERVEEN, Robert James - Monday, 20 Mar 2006
Robert James VanderVeen, late of Agassiz, B.C., passed away March 20, 2006 at the age of 26. He was born May 18, 1979 in Surrey, B.C.
Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Carel Geleynse officiating. Cremation to follow.
Rob is survived by his loving family: wife, Amanda; parents, Bob & Lynda VanderVeen of Abbotsford; sister, Corrie VanderVeen and fiance’ Peter McCafferty of Sleaford, England; sister, Ria (Rhodri) Jones of Surrey; niece, Aivry; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or B.C. Children’s Hospital.
McLEAN, Wally - Monday, 13 Mar 2006
(March 18, 1924 - March 13, 2006)
It is our deepest sorrow to announce the passing of our father. Sadly, he will be missed by Bob (Freda) McLean of Oliver; Jim McLean of 70 Mile; Cathy McMahon of 70 Mile; Heather (Dan) Bergmann of Yarrow; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased b y his wife, Betty in 1999.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
DOERKSEN, Jacob “Jake” - Saturday, 18 Mar 2006
Jacob “Jake” Doerksen passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord on March 18, 2006 at the age of 88 at the Menno Home, Abbotsford.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Hertha of 62 years; sons Dave (Marilyn), Les (Clara), John (Trish); daughter-in-law Edith Doerksen; grandchildren Shawn, Rachel, Camilla (Wade), Corinne, Shawn (Linzi), Kerm (Shelley), Donna (Vic), Greg (Karyn), Jeremy (Tanya), Jessie (Brittian), Cody and Lindsey; and 13 great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by brother Peter (Tina) Doerksen, sisters Betty (Dave) Schulz and Agnes Nikkel, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was predeceased by his son Robert, granddaughter Brandi, brother John, and sister Tina Nikkel.
Jake loved his church and volunteered his time and energy with the MCC. He was a Boys Brigade leader, enjoying many adventures hiking and fishing. He was a true mentor and example to young boys. Jake was very creative and good with his hands, making wooden toys for his grand-children and the MCC.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 24 at 12:30 pm at Maclure Road Cemetery followed by a Memorial service at Bakerview M.B. Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd. Abbotsford at 2:00 pm.
Donations may be made to the MCC in memory of Jake.
“Well done, good and faithful servant.”
CYRE, George Edward - Saturday, 18 Mar 2006
George Cyre passed away suddenly at the age of 76 years in Abbotsford, B.C., on March 18, 2006 with his loving wife by, Edie, at his side. Leaving to mourn are his children, Donna (Rick), Diana (Doug) Darcy, Denise (Drew), Dale (Jaqueline), Darin (Wanda) and Dwain (Tammy); numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, nieces and nephews, family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Annunciation Church on 163 Street and 95th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, - Friday, March 24, 2006, 10:30am. Lunch to follow.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Service
COLES, Donna Lorraine - Tuesday, 21 Mar 2006
Donna Lorraine Coles (nee: McRitchie) of Chilliwack passed away peacefully Monday, March 21, 2006, at the Chilliwack General Hospital following a heart attack. She was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on February 23, 1933.
Donna will be sadly missed by her daughter, Pam (Bill) Roseboom; her son, Tom (Cindy) Coles; grandchildren, Robert (Julie) Roseboom, Laura (Tom) Liebe, Steven (Heather) Roseboom, Brittany Coles, Matthew Coles, Meredith Coles; and great-grandchildren, Jenna and Jessica Liebe, Dylan and Erica Roseboom, and Braxton Vermeer. Also left to mourn her passing are her siblings, Len McRitchie, Shirley Kuntz, Pat Spallin, Bill McRitchie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her husband, John Coles, and her parents, Len and Ruth McRitchie, predeceased her.
Donna’s early years were spent in the Maritimes, an area she loved very much. As the wife of a military man, she was privileged to live in many areas of Canada. A few years were also spent living in Germany, which allowed for travels through parts of Europe. After John’s retirement, she spent many years in the retail industry, most notably working in jewellery and gift stores. After her own retirement she enjoyed numerous bus tours as well as cruises to Mexico and Alaska.
Donna was an active member of First Greendale Mennonite Church, 42369 South Sumas Road. A memorial service will be held there, at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 25, 2006. Pastor George Hoeppner will officiate the service of remembrance, which will be followed by a luncheon.
Donna’s honourary bearers will be her son, grandsons, and her brothers.
As the ocean meant so much to her, Donna’s ashes will be scattered on the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, later this year.
A sincere thank-you is extended to the attending paramedics and staff at Chilliwack General Hospital for their kind compassion towards Donna and the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family would gratefully appreciate dona– tions in Donna’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC or other charities.
BUXTON, Lenora Ella (Bobbie) - Wednesday, 08 Mar 2006
Passed away peacefully on March 8, 2006 with her family at her side.
Born in Calgary, Alberta in 1923 then moved to BC in 1945. Predeceased by husband Al in 1971. Lenora is survived by her four children, sons, Bill (Bonnie); Bob (Linda); Barry (“Buck” Buxton); and daughter, Bonnie (Jim Lunt); nine grandchildren, David, Romy, Neal, Scott, Matthew, Sadie, Christian, Jordan and Joel; beloved pet, Fee Fee, and many friends and relatives.
Mom will be remembered for her strong presence, feisty spirit, strong willpower, daily exercises, and her devotion and love of family.
A celebration of her life will be held this summer.
“Gather the Rose of Love, Whilst yet is time.”
KLEINDIENST, Johann (John) - Friday, 10 Mar 2006
Johann (John) Kleindienst passed away in the early hours of March 10, 2006. John was born February 11, 19191 in Spinalow, Poland and had been a resident of the Tabor Home in Abbotsford for the past 1 ½ years.
John, his wife Gerda and family immigrated to Canada in 1951, settling on a three acre “farm” in Greendale. In those early years, he worked in construction. Later he worked for York Farms as part of the maintenance crew, until his retirement.
He was a hard worker and a self-reliant man, who provided for his family and who was always willing to help his children, grandchildren and others. Visits from family and friends, gardening, fishing, and watching hockey on TV, were some of the things he enjoyed.
John was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Gerda in 1999 and by his son, Alfred.
John is survived by his children: Karl (Audrey) Tepper; Gerry (Walter) Warkentin; Helmut (Carol) Tepper; Heidi (Tom) Liebe; Herb (Helen) Kleindienst; Ruthe (David) Nevett; Harold (Doreen) Kleindienst; 18 grandchildren (Cindy, Roger, Carrie, Marnie, Kristi, Brad, Jeff, Tom, Ryan, Tammy, Kevin, Ken, Teresa, Shaun, Jennifer, Karen, Carmine and Cristen) as well as 24 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Ruth Seemann and her children.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at First Mennonite Church Greendale with Pastor George Hoeppner officiating. Interment in Greendale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Mennonite Greendale Youth Group would be appreciated.
The family appreciates the care Dad received at the Tabor Home.
MEHR, Mary Magdeline - Thursday, 09 Mar 2006
Mary Magdeline Mehr passed away peacefully with her family at her side at Valleyhaven on March 9, 2006 at the age of 90 years. She was born in Lake Lenore Saskatchewan on July 6, 1915 and lived in the Harrison-Agassiz area for 34 years.
Mary worked in the Lanigan Hotel Restaurant for years and ran her own café in Annahiem, Sask. Mom loved her sports including soft ball and curling and loved her gardening. She belonged to the CWL for many years. Mom also enjoyed family camping and fishing trips.
Mary is survived by her children; Jerome (Kathy), Ethel (Linus), Robert (Alice), Lambert (Lila) Eugene (Sharon) and Shirley (Gary), and her ex daughter-in-law Dolores. She is also survived by her 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Fred, daughter-in-law Bernice and eleven brothers and one sister.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 1:00 with Father Eugenio Aloisio Celebrant. Donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Valleyhaven Recreation Fund.
OUELLET, Jason Wednesday, 08 Mar 2006
Jason left this world in a plane on March 8th, 2006 while flying from Vancouver, into Powell River, British Columbia.
He leaves behind to mourn, his soul mate and companion of 10 years, Sarah Hicks; his mother, Rita Meeker; his father Greg (Pat) Ouellet; brother Brent (Laura) Hamm; sister Tracie (Brad) Lawrence and niece and nephew Carlie and Matthew. Jason was very close to his family and also leaves behind his grandparents Mary and Don Lugsdin, and Irving Goundry as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jason was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents, Melvin Gunderson and Phyllis Gunderson-Goundry and his paternal grandfather, Andre Ouellet.
As well as his family, Jason deeply treasured his countless friends, both from Chilliwack as well as those in the flying community. They will miss his smile, sense of humour and friendship terribly.
Jason’s zest for life, sense of adventure and love of the outdoors drove him to pursue a career in aviation. He was passionate about flying and he left this world at the age of 27 doing what he loved. He truly valued his relationships with his family and friends. Jason made a lasting impact on every life he touched. We will miss him deeply and his spirit will remain in our hearts forever.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16th at St. Paul’s Church, 8871 School Street, Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the service, towards a one-time Memorial Bursary to fund Flight Training for a deserving future pilot.
HERRLING, Floyd Alex - Thursday, 17 May 2007
It is with great sadness the family of Floyd Alex Herrling announce his passing on May 17, 2007. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 1:30 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary St. Chilliwack, BC; Father Justin Huang celebrant.
HAUCH, Elizabeth - Tuesday, 15 May 2007
My mother passed away on May 15, 2007 at the Menno Intermediate Care Home in Abbots–ford at the age of 95 years. She was born on March 8, 1912 in Chemnitz, Germany.
She is survived by her loving and caring daughter, Lori (Hannelore) Tribes, and daughter-in-law Monika (Vic) Boychuk of Round Hill, Alberta. She was the proud Oma of Mike Tribes of Whitehorse, Yukon; Monica (Jochen) Petersen, Christina Hauch Ansorger, Sangudo, Alberta; and Elizabeth Hauch, Camrose, Alberta; and Oma Hauch to six great-grandchildren.
She will also be remembered by her nieces and nephews and many good friends in BC, Alberta and Germany.
My mother’s sweet smile, love for music and her faith and compassionate care for others will always be remembered. Mom loved to play the organ and served as organist in her church in Barrhead, Alberta for some 34 years and sang in the church choir. Her church was her life and the many people she cared for in the senior’s home and hospital.
My mother loved to travel, particularly to a health resort every year to Bad Pyrmont in Germany. The last trip was in 1997.
A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Barrhead, Alberta on June 25, 2007.