DUTKOWSKI, Mark - Saturday, 07 Jul 2007
Mark Dutkowski, at the age of 42 years passed away suddenly on July 07, 2007, following a motor vehicle accident.
Mark is survived by his four children: Danny, Cindy, Kristie and Michelle; his wife, Kim; mother, Helen; two sisters: Carol and Marianne; his nine nieces and nephews; a granddaughter; also his many friends.
We will miss his laughter and wonderful sense of humor, and his never-ending smile.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2007 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Rancho, 35710 Delair Rd. Abbotsford, BC.
EVANS, Nonna - Saturday, 07 Jul 2007
In Loving Memory
Nonna Evans late of Chilliwack, passed away on July 7, 2007. She was born in Vlodivostock, Russia on August 18, 1912.
She is survived by her loving family, Son; Nick (Marie) Evans – Chilliwack, granddaughter; Cindi (Colin) Fisher – Mission,
Daughter; Nonnie (Joseph) Strickler – Chilliwack, granddaughter; Sheila Farrell – Kelowna, great grandsons; Justin & Andrew – Kelowna, granddaughter; Susan Rowan (Brad Churchill) – Chilliwack, great grandchildren; Shandera Rowan, Clayton Churchill, Dayna Churchill, granddaughter; Sharon Marleau – Surrey, great grandchildren, Kelsey & Kyle,
Daughter; Nickie (Pat) MacPhail – Chilliwack, grandchildren; Barbara (Matt) Burns – Vancouver, Angela (Neil) Joiner – Chilliwack.
There will be a funeral service held on Wednesday July 11, 2007, at 11:00 am at the Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Church, Vancouver. Reverend Michael Fourick officiating. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver
BERTONCINI, Marcel - Friday, 06 Jul 2007
(Sept. 18, 1927 - July 6, 2007)
In loving memory of Marcel Bertoncini, who passed away peacefully on July 6, 2007 at the age of 79. He was predeceased by his wife Susan, and daughter Lucy. He will be lovingly remembered by his seven children: Gisele (Jack), Denis (Sharon), Joanne (Kirk), Dianne (Gerry), Daniel (Dollinda), Lucille (Al), Ronald (Dana), seventeen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, as well as extended family and many friends. Mass will be held in his memory on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 1:00pm at St. Mary’s Parish in Chilliwack, BC.
BAILEY, Mary “Helen” - Friday, 06 Jul 2007
In Loving Memory
Mary “Helen” Bailey passed away on July 6, 2007 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 87 years. She was born on August 4, 1919 in Verona, Ontario. Helen is survived by husband Edgar; children, Eleanor Larson (Glen) of Revelstoke, BC and Jean Harder (Pete) of Chilliwack, BC; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, Harold Bailey, daughter-in-law Liz Bailey, and her parents, Sardis and Sarah Davey.
Helen married Edgar Bailey (a widower) on July 21, 1965. She moved to Chilliwack leaving the Kresbey’s Company in Kingston, Ontario after 20 years as Assistant baker, to take on the role of wife and mother. She became very involved and belonged to the Woman’s Missionary group for many years. She went on to live at Bradley Centre in 2003 and made many friendships there. She will be remembered of her faith in God and her love for her family.
A funeral service will be held on Friday July 13, 2007 at 1:30 pm at Rosedale PH Church, 51462 Yale Rd. East, Rosedale, BC; Tim Rowan Officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held on July at 12:320 pm at the Rosedale PH Church. Memorial Donations may be made to Cancer Society.
ARMSTRONG, Lorraine Cecilia - Friday, 06 Jul 2007
In Loving Memory
Lorraine Cecilia Armstrong passed away - Friday, July 6, 2007 at Chilliwack General Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving husband George, her four sons and daughter-in-laws. After a lengthy illness she quietly slipped away into the arms of her loving savior.
Lorraine was born September 11, 1938 in Comox, Vancouver Island. At the age of thirteen her family moved to the farming community of Rosedale, BC where she met and later married George Armstrong. Together they started their gravel business and raised their four sons.
Lorraine was known for her beautiful smile and warm and generous heart. Her gift of hospitality was evident to all who entered her home. She was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain. After retirement she discovered she had a flare for gardening, even winning first prize for a floral arrangement at the fair.
However, nothing gave her more joy than reaching out to her community, her church, her family and friends with encouraging words, homemade pies and always with a prayer. For over seventeen years Lorraine volunteered with Chilliwack Hospice Society and considered it to be the greatest honor and privilege. Countless hours were spent at hospital bedsides, wiping fevered brows, offering sips of water and whispering words of comfort.
“Many women do noble things but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:29
Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your bed to grieve
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing
Go rest high on that mountain
Daughter, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin’
Love for the Father and Son
Lorraine was predeceased by her parents Roderick & Vada Selfe, father-in-law Joseph Armstrong and grandson “baby” Jarrett Armstrong.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, George Armstrong; sons Brian (Brandi) Armstrong, Bruce (Tena) Armstrong, Barry (Sheila) Armstrong and Brad Armstrong; grandchildren Ashley (Jarrett) Vaughan, Luke Armstrong, Amber Armstrong, Stephanie, Chris Dahl, Cody Armstrong, Ken Armstrong, Krena Armstrong; brother Jim (Sharon) Selfe from Shuswap, B.C.; sister Corrine Simmons from Nanaimo, B.C.; sister Melissa (Ed) Woolrich from Prince George, B.C.
“Celebration of her life” service will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly in Chilliwack. Rev. Tim Rowan and Rev. Gordon MacDonald officiating. Burial will be a Chilliwack Cemetery with a tea to follow at First Avenue Christian Assembly.
Thank you to Dr. Brodie and staff for all their support and care during her illness. A heartfelt thank you on behalf of George and the boys to the many friends, neighbors and family members who uplifted Lorraine during her illness. The home cooked meals, the quiet visits and especially your prayers were greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society.
McCALLUM, Douglas John - Thursday, 05 Jul 2007
In Loving Memory
Douglas McCallum late of Chilliwack, passed away on July 5, 2007. He was born in Vancouver, BC on March 18, 1947.
He is survived by his loving family, wife; Kari, mother; Frances, brothers; Richard (Susan), Patrick (Joanne), Larry (Sybil), Rory, Mark (Julie), niece; Emily, nephews; Quinn and Kevin.
A private family cremation was held.
MACLEAN, Gregory Warren - Thursday, 05 Jul 2007
Gregory Warren Maclean of Chilliwack passed away July 5th 2007. He was born June 25th 1959 in Burnaby, British Columbia. He leaves behind his loving family; wife Tereasa; sons Harley and Jake; daughters Dana and Jaclyn. His mother Norma (Tom); brother Don (Nina), Gord and Cliff, his nephew Daniel and nieces Amanda, Kelly and Katelyn. He is further survived by his Uncle Doug MacLean and Uncle Fred (Ruth) Kay and other relatives and many friends. Greg loved his family, riding his Harley Davidson, meeting people, going to his family cabin at Green Lake, enjoying life and getting tattooed. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday July 11th 2007 at 10:00am at Valley View Funeral Home 14660-72nd Ave. Surrey, British Columbia.
BREWSTER, Aileen Bell (nee McIsaac) - Thursday, 05 Jul 2007
Aileen Bell (McIsaac) late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away after a short illness, on July 5, 2007, at Langley Memorial Hospital at the age of 77. She is survived by her daughters Brenda Brewster and Heather Allan (Stuart), granddaughters Laurie Leeder and Coleen Allan, brother Barrie McIsaac, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harry, daughter Sharon, sister Helen Lamb, and brother Kenneth McIsaac. Born in Acton, Ontario, she moved west to Chilliwack, BC in 1950. She was actively involved with her Church and the Canadian Veterinary Ladies Auxiliary. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 10:45am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00am on Friday July 13, 2007 at St. Matthews Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford. Burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
FRANCIS, Captain Jefferson Clifford - Wednesday, 04 Jul 2007
On July 4, 2007, Captain Jefferson Clifford Francis, 36, died while serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan when his armored vehicle was destroyed by a large land mine.
He will be greatly missed by his wife: Sylvie Secours; son: Ry Logan Secours-Francis (eight months); mother: Marion Murray; father: Russ Francis; sister: Mica Francis and brother-in-law Aaron MacDonald; aunts: Marilyn Murray and husband Mike Williams of Cambridge Narrows NB; Melanie Murray and sons Damian and Gabriel of Kelowna, BC; great-aunts Pearl Charman and Florence Waugh of Wallace and Malagash NS; grandfather: Herbert Francis; aunt: Peggy Francis; uncles: Butch, Rocky and David Francis of Chilliwack, BC and many cousins; mother- and father-in-law Diane and Gaetan Secours; and brother-in-law Marc and nephew Dakota of Ottawa.
Jeff obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, a Masters of Arts in Canadian Studies, and was pursuing a PhD at Carleton University when he was drawn to the Army in 2001.
He was a serious student of world and military history, pop culture, philosophy and art history.
Jeff loved participating in sports and physical challenges, especially the Army Mountain Man Competition and martial arts, Jujitsu and Grappling.
Jeff loved his wife, son and family preferring to spend vacations with them in the Maritimes.
Jeff had many military and civilian friends across Canada who will also miss him. His deep humanitarian beliefs inspired his commitment to provide the security needed to improve the lives of the people of Afghanistan.
A trust fund in the name of Ry Logan Secours-Francis is being established with Scotiabank and contributions can be made at any Scotiabank Branch.
Jeff was an Airborne Artillery Officer with 1RCHA based at CFB Shilo.
A private funeral with family and close friends is planned.
JOHNSON, Richard Grantley - Wednesday, 04 Jul 2007
(Sept. 13, 1923 - July 4, 2007)
A.K.A. Johnny or Dick
Left to cherish his memories are 2 brothers Colin (Kay), Glen (Val) of Alberta where he spent his young life. After joining the Air Force & moving to BC, he met & married Jean of 37 yrs (predeceased in ’81). They had 3 children: Al, Rick (Linda), Bev (Gord), and all the grandchildren, to the great-great ones, 13 in all. He had over 30 yrs safe driving & instructing for Greyhound, entertaining many a passenger. After retiring, traveling was still his passion and he was fortunate to find his new life companion, Eileen of 24 yrs (predeceased in 2002). They enjoyed traveling & family times with Joe (Sharon), Bill (Vicky), Linda, Wayne (Colleen) and many more grandchildren. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses & staff at the Bradley Center where he spent the last 2 yrs of his life.
No service as per request. There will be a road trip at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palliative Care in the Chilliwack Hospital.
Bev Shore 1-250-949-9050 any forwarding calls about road trip or family #’s.
OHLHAUSEN, Wilhelmina (Minnie) - Wednesday, 04 Jul 2007
Minnie Ohlhausen, late of Chilliwack, passed away on July 4, 2007.
She was born in Romania on February 4, 1915.
She is survived by her husband, Otto; son, Gary (Debbie); grandchildren: Katie Ohlhausen, Jen (Kevin) Hooge; and great-grandson Owen.
Minnie and Otto were married in Chilliwack on Oct. 2, 1936. They enjoyed 70 years of married life on the family farm on Lickman Road.
Over the years Minnie was an active member of the Atchelitz Women’s Institute and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens and then sharing the bounty. She always had a cheerful spirit and found such joy in life. Her love for family and friends was obvious to all who received her kindness. So many who have gone on before in the faith she undoubtedly is rejoicing in seeing them once again. Her faith in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ was a virtual reality for Minnie.
The family would like to give our warmest thank you to the staff at the Waverly who so enhanced the quality of life for Minnie in the last few months. The care, love and respect given to her over the last days was extraordinary and much appreciated.
There will be a tea held in Minnie’s honour Monday, June 9th, 2007, at 1:00 pm in the tearoom of Henderson’s Funeral Home 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, BC.
PROVOST, Eileen Kate (nee Banks) - Tuesday, 03 Jul 2007
In Loving Memory
August 1921 – July 2007
Eileen Kate Provost (nee Banks) passed away peacefully at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Wilfred in 1996, parents Queenie Banks, Bill Banks and brother Ben. Eileen is survived by Jim (Wendy) and Sandi Sutherland, by four grandchildren, Arthur, Kathryn, Blake, Devin (Jennifer) and two great grandchildren Timothy and Zackery and numerous nephews and nieces. Eileen is also survived by her brother Bill Banks (Flo). Eileen was a long time standing member and past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 34 North Star of Calgary. We would like to give special thanks to the paramedics who transported our mother with care, and the caring staff and doctors of unit #54 of the Peter Lougheed Hospital.
A Memorial Service will be held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to donors charity of choice.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.mem.com