BECKETT, Bradley Bruce Chaplin - Tuesday, 15 May 2007
It is with sad hearts we announce the death of our son Bradley Bruce Chaplin Beckett. Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew, Uncle, Cousin and Friend and BEST Friend to all that knew him.
Brad was born April 27 1977 in Langley B.C. to Very Happy and Proud Parents, Lyle and Diane Beckett (Erickson). We loved Brad and enjoyed every minute with him. Brad’s passions were hockey (which he played, coached, and refereed), music, playing the drums, baseball (his team won the provincials), his dog Wailand that he called “pup” and of course his family and friends.
Brad loved the outdoors; because of that he chose Gardening/Landscaping as his career, where he was awarded his diploma with highest honours. He worked for Rampton Stonescapes for a number of years where he learned and perfected his talent. Brad, with the help of Matt Rampton, dug a hole in the front of Alana and her husband Dan’s front yard which became a beautiful waterfall (the first he ever built). That waterfall will be loved and admired forever. Brad completed all of his school years in Chilliwack, where he met most of his closest friends.
He is survived by parents Lyle & Diane, Sister Alana (Dan Morris), Nephew Jordan (“Jords”), Brother Tom. Grandparents Rev. & Mrs. Bruce Beckett, Chappy & Betty Erickson, and Sadly pre deceased by Grandma Karin Erickson (Svensk) 1970. Brad was blessed with many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Great Aunts and Great Uncles in Canada and in Sweden his girlfriend Lois (Haily & Owen) whom all loved him deeply.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at 2:00 pm at the Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Street South.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Brad’s name, to a memorial trust fund for children who are unable to play hockey due to financial difficulties. The Brad Beckett Trust Fund will be handled by TD Canada Trust.
We thank the Lord for all our wonderful family, friends, neighbours, work-mate friends, and friends of Brad, Tom, Alana & Dan’s. We know you are all suffering too.
Thank You to the R.C.M.P., Victims Services, the Health Care Staff, and anyone who witnessed the accident and lent their help.
SHEWCHUK, Lily Beatrice - Tuesday, 15 May 2007
It is with deep regret that the family of Lily Beatrice Shewchuk shares the news of her passing on May 15, 2007 at Chilliwack General Hospital.
Lily is lovingly remembered by her daughter Patricia Reimer; granddaughters Sheri Heal and Debra Cross; great-granddaughters Adrian Cross and Alana Cross; relatives and friends.
The youngest of six children, Lily was born August 13, 1920 in Vancouver. The tall beautiful young woman soon caught the eye of the handsome and newly-enlisted Nick Shewchuk.
After their wedding in 1941 the couple were stationed in Ontario, then Victoria before settling in Vancouver where their daughter Patricia was born and raised.
Weekends were often spent on the water at Pender Harbour, or gold panning up the Fraser Canyon. Lil enjoyed their time with dear friends and family at Birch Bay, then Black Mountain Ranch.
After Nick’s retirement they moved to Whiterock and when the cool weather came each year they headed south to Palm Springs in their motorhome.
In the early 80’s they made their way out to Chilliwack to be closer to their daughter and her family.
Nick and Lil lived at Ascot Estates until after his death in 2000, when Lil moved to The Waverly.
“Nana” was a devoted wife and mother, and doting grandmother and personified the term “great-grandmother”.
She saw more then her fair share of band concerts, and never missed a school play or dance recital. She was often seen out watching Sheri compete at horse events, visiting Debra at the mall, and having coffee with the Ladies of Ascot Estates.
No service as per her request. Thanks to the caring staff of the ECU.
HOOGE, John Peter - Tuesday, 15 May 2007
May 12, 1912 - May 15, 2007
John passed away peacefully to join his wife (Katie) and be with the Lord, at Chilliwack General Hospital, with family at his side.
Predeceased by his wife Katie (March 2007), John will be lovingly remembered by his children: John (Ruth), Gordon (Sandy), Benjamin, Blondina Enns, Victor (Linda), Bruno (Lorraine) and Clarence (Susan), 19 grand-children, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great grand-daughter.
John’s love for life and family was always evident and provided strength and encouragement to his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all who knew him.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 10:15 am at Greendale Cemetery, 44675 Watson Road.
A “Celebration of Life” will follow at 11:00 am in the Greendale M.B. Church.
The family would like to thank Dr. D. Voth, the nursing staff at Chilliwack General Hospital and the staff at Chilliwack Lifestyles for the compassion and care extended to John and his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to MCC, Box 2038, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 3T8.
ROSSE, Ralph - Monday, 14 May 2007
Born in Vancouver June 19 1931, passed away peacefully in St. Pauls Hospital Monday May 14th 2007.
He is survived by his loving family, wife Gwen, daughter Medissa, and his grandchildren Nicole and Kalvin.
Our sincere thanks to the medical staff and caregivers at St. Pauls Hospital in CSICU & CCU.
Ralph loved to play golf. His passion was his work. He was a brilliant man who touched many lives.
A service took place on Friday at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
ANDERSON, Eleanor Margaret - Monday, 14 May 2007
Anderson, Eleanor Margaret passed away on May 14, 2007 at Chilliwack, B.C.
She was born on October 22, 1929 in Mellowdale, Alberta.
Eleanor is survived by her loving family, husband, Ken; one daughter Betty Anderson and John Cobourne, White Rock, B.C.; two sons: David Anderson, Red Deer, Alberta; Richard (Jacqueline) Anderson, White Rock, B.C.; three grandchildren: Nathan, Zacharie and Grace (Kodie); four brothers: Gerhardt, Ernest, Leonard and Helmut; two sisters: Elsie and Aileen, all of Alberta; numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by one brother, Richard
A memorial funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 18, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack, B.C. Rev. Doug Ireland officiating. Cremation
If family or friends so desire, donations in Eleanor’s name, may be made to The Better Breathers, c/o the Chilliwack General Hospital
PEGORARO, Iris Brooke - Sunday, 13 May 2007
Iris Brooke Pegoraro passed away peacefully at Chilliwack General Hospital Sunday, May 13, 2007 after dealing courageously with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for the past eight years.
The love that was in Mom’s heart lives on in her children Barbara Cook (Philip) London On, Pat Bickerton Thunder Bay On, Michael Pegoraro (Irene) Summerland BC, Jeffrey Pegoraro (Donna) Chilliwack BC, and Kathy Simoneaux (Dave) Conroe Texas. Grandchildren Jennifer and Justin, Angela and Jason, Victoria, Kayla and Miranda. Great grandchildren Cody, Mason, and Aubrey.
Predeceased by parents
Lillian and Earnest Kent, Husbands George Foster in 1955 and Paul Pegoraro in 2004 and uncle George Brooke.
Mom was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 30, 1920. A long time employee of Sears Thunder Bay she was an active member of the volunteer community.
After retiring to Chilliwack in 1993 Mom continued her volunteer activities.
She was a member of the Parish Council of St John’s Anglican Church where she devoted her time to helping others.
Service for Iris Pegoraro will be held Friday May 18, 2007 at 11:00am at St. John’s Anglican Church, 46098 Higginson Road, Chilliwack.
If friends so desire donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice.
SCHINKEL, Myrtle - Sunday, 13 May 2007
Myrtle Schinkel passed away peacefully Sunday, May 13th, 2007 in her 88th year. Myrtle will be lovingly remembered by her husband Edward, her son Gary (Jennifer) of Carlisle, Ontario, her daughter Lynne (Henry) of North Delta, her grandchildren; Rebecca Marshall, Katie Schinkel, Jonathan Schinkel, Byron Scheffler, and Nathan Scheffler, her great grandchildren; Hanna Marshall and William Marshall, her sister Irene (Ted), and numerous other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Myrtle’s life will be held - Friday, May 18, 2007 at 1:30 at Chilliwack Alliance Church. Myrtle faithfully attended and supported her church and enjoyed singing in various church choirs. She was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking and who also gave her love and time endlessly to her family and friends. We will miss her dearly.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gideon’s or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
STEIN, Alfred Ferdinand - Saturday, 12 May 2007
“Good Ol’ Al”
Al’s family announces with great sorrow his death from congestive heart failure on May 12, 2007 in Bellingham, Washington. He was surrounded with love and family at the time of his passing.
Al was born June 16, 1925 in Newark, New Jersey. As he would have told you, according to his precise mathematical calculations, he reached “81.91 years”.
He is survived by his wife, Balig, eight children, 15 grandchildren, two sisters, and countless friends and relatives.
Al was the son of Alfred and Emma Stein and grew up in Union, New Jersey with his three younger sisters: Norma Daneski of New Jersey, Virginia (deceased) and Eleanor Woods of Williamsburg, Virginia.
At 17 years of age, Al enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was a combat veteran at age 19 having fought in the South Pacific in the Battle for Pelelieu. After re-enlisting once, he was later called up from the Reserves to serve his country during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Rising through the ranks, Captain Stein retired from 22 years of active service in 1965. But once a Marine, always a Marine. He was proud and tough and leapt to his feet at the sound of The Marines’ Hymn.
Al’s first marriage ended in divorce after the births of five children. Affectionately known as the “First Litter” are Janett Edrington of Oakland, California (husband Steve and daughter Jackie Spirer); Laura Wraith of Bonita, California (husband Saxon and sons, Saxon, Patrick and Bill); Frederick Stein of Oakland, California (children Franziska and Jeremy); Karen Gillis of Portland, Oregon (husband Jerry and sons Danny, Matthew and Tommy); and Christopher Stein of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Al celebrated his 37th birthday by marrying Balig Berberian in San Francisco, California and they’ve been celebrating birthdays and anniversaries together for the last 44 years. Their children, the “Second Litter,” are Armen Stein of Redmond, Washington (wife Lori and children Lauren and Jonathan), Andrew Stein of Sydney, Australia (wife Amanda and children Alyssa and Joshua) and Amy Stein of Toronto, Canada (husband Michael Jantzi and daughters Valerie and Sophia).
Al loved being “Grandpa” or “Opa” and his grandchildren shared many special times with him.
Al and Balig and their three children moved from California to Chilliwack in 1970 where Balig continued her teaching career and Al started his, first at Rosedale Junior where he taught Commerce and Typing classes and later at Chilliwack Secondary.
After retiring in the mid-1980’s, Al kept busy driving cancer patients to and from medical appointments in Surrey and Vancouver — the jokes and stories were included with the ride.
Al and Balig loved to travel, especially in the “bouse” (a big RV that was part bus, part house). Every summer would find them and the three kids criss-crossing Canada and the United States, creating memories of adventures, breakdowns and visits to far-flung friends and family.
After retirement, they continued to travel in the “baby bouse” and by land, sea and sky, usually with children and grandchildren on the itinerary.
Even with such a big (and noisy!) family, there was always room for more.
Al and Balig “adopted” Yasuyo Suzuki of Tokyo, Japan (“our Japanese daughter”) after she stayed with them as a foreign exchange student in 1986. Catherine and Fred Solheim and Janet Gay and her children Brian and Stephanie are also “family”.
Al also loved his “family” at Saint John’s Anglican Church. His deep Christian faith was an important part of his life and he wore his cross around his neck every day. He would often say “Bless you my son!” in thanks for even a small courtesy — getting a few startled looks as people thought he must be a priest!
Al made people laugh — and sometimes groan with a corny pun! So many people enjoyed his dry sense of humour, hilarious stories, and quick one-liners. The world is still a funny place, but without Al, it’ll never be quite the same.
We will celebrate Al’s life at Saint John’s Anglican Church in Chilliwack (Sardis) Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm.
His ashes will be interred later with full honors in the military cemetery in Kent, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, the family knows Al would appreciate a donation in his memory to any of the following:
• St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, 800 E. Chestnut, Suite LL1, Bellingham, WA 98225, www.peacehealth.org/Whatcom/Foundation/
• The Anglican Church’s Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), 80 Hayden Street, Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2
• Mennonited Central Committee (MCC), Box 2038, 31414 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 3T8, www.mcc.org.