POTTER, Augusta Ludovica - Thursday, 16 Mar 2006
Augusta Ludovica Potter, late of Chilliwack, B.C, formerly of Abbotsford, passed away March 16, 2006 at the age of 80. She was born May 20, 1925 in Knokke, Belgium.
Augusta was a former member of the Canadian Legion Branch # 15 Abbotsford.
Burial of Cremated Remains took place at Hazelwood Cemetery Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service was held at the Lynnwood Retirement Residence on March 21, 2006 between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00PM, Rev Doug Ireland Officiated.
She is survived by: Rick (Charlene) Potter of Innisfail, AB; Darlene (Lloyd) Callan of Langley, BC; Wayne (Jackie) Potter of Williams Lake, BC; Dwayne Potter of Squamish, BC; Colleen (Allan) Carnahan of Chilliwack, BC; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters in Brussels, Agnes and Muriel.
She is predeceased by her husband, Bill, in 1977 and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Potter, in 1999.
RUSER, Elizabeth “Lisl” - Wednesday, 15 Mar 2006
Elizabeth “Lisl” Ruser passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Wed. March 15th, 2006. Lisl will be missed by her daughters: Loesha and Betty; son-in-law, Doug; grandchildren: Scott, Greg, Lindsey and her extended family and cousins.
Viewing at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Chilliwack was held Monday, March 20, 2006 at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Interment was at St. Mary’s R.C. Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
EDSON, Hannah Minetta (Ann) - Wednesday, 15 Mar 2006
Hannah Minnetta (Ann) Edson passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at Chilliwack Hospital at age 81 years. She was born February 22, 1925 in Readlyn, Saskatchewan. Ann is survived by her husband, Ivan; daughters Carol (Terry) Paul, Patty Abbott (Wayne Sirvio), son, Darryl (Margret); and her grand children Sheryl Preiss, Georgia Giacco, Carrie McNeelly, Jacqui Meyer, James Paul; step daughters Joanne Edson and Cheryl(Darold) Swanson.
A memorial tea will be held on Friday, March 17, 2006, 1:00 pm at 1000-8485 Young Rd. Chilliwack BC.
There’s a gift you cannot buy,
That’s very rare and true.
It’s the gift of a wonderful Mother,
Like the one we had in you.
The many things you did for us,
In your kind and thoughtful way.
You brought us so much happiness,
And none can take away.
We mourn for you in silence,
No eyes can see us weep.
But many a silent tear is shed
While others are asleep.
So those that still have a Mother,
Cherish her with care.
You’ll never know the heartache
Until the day that she’s not there.
May the winds of love blow softly
and whisper so you’ll hear.
We will always love and miss you
And wish that you were here.
McELROY, Edith - Thursday, 23 Feb 2006
Edith McElroy passed away at Queen’s Park Hospice in New Westminster on
February 23, 2006 at age 92. Edith was born in Mattawa, Ontario on
December 13,1913 and came to British Columbia in 1975. She settled in Chilliwack until she moved to New Westminster three years ago. Edith worked several years in Home Care Services and attended the local T.O.P.S. meetings regularly. She was great at cards, knitting and crosswords and got much enjoyment growing and sharing her houseplants. Edith was an inspiration to all of us with her playful spirit, generous nature, positive outlook and love of life.
She is survived by her brother, Russell Morrison, of Chilliwack, daughter, Ann Lodge ( Jim) of Port Moody, son John McElroy (Tannis) of Edmonton, grandchildren Jana (Trevor), Kim (Dean), Karen, Jennifer, Carson and Cali and great- grandson Ryder.
The Family would like to thank the Home Support, Royal Columbian Hemodialysis Unit and Queen’s Park Hospice in New Westminster for their outstanding support and care.
Edith will be remembered as a strong, independent wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother and Friend.
A Celebration of Life will be held - Saturday, March 18, 2006 in Chilliwack at Henderson Funeral Chapel at 3pm with Reverend Ireland officiating. Her favourite time of year was autumn with the beautiful coloured leaves so interment of the urn will be late September in Mattawa Ontario.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Royal Columbian Hemodialysis unit or Queen’s park Hospice.
McKINNON, Helen Isabel - Monday, 13 Mar 2006
Helen Isabel McKinnon, late of Chilliwack, formerly of Vancouver, B.C., passed away peacefully on March 13, 2006, aged ninety years. She was born in Leask, Saskatchewan on May 29, 1915, one of eight children of Arnold and Jane Abels. She had been a Chilliwack resident for the last forty years.
She was a bookkeeper for several businesses in Vancouver and Chilliwack, utilizing an uncanny mathematical ability. An avid gardener, she was a founding member of both the Chilliwack and Mount Cheam Orchid Societies. Following a debilitating series of strokes that commenced in 1999, she had been under the loving care of the staff at the extended care unit of Chilliwack General Hospital for the last seven years.
Funeral services will be held on March 17, 2006, at Henderson Funeral Home, Chilliwack at 2 p.m., the Reverend Douglas Ireland officiating, with interment following at Chilliwack Cemetery,
Casket bearers will be her family and friends Robert Fraser and Hans Mulder.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Douglas Kelly McKinnon, her children Sharon McKinnon (Chilliwack), Corporal Robert McKinnon (Wainwright, Alberta) and William McKinnon and her grandchildren Mika and Jay McKinnon (California) and her sisters Ruth Wilner and Blanche Kinahan (Saskatchewan).
LILLY, Sarah (Kathy) - Monday, 13 Dec 2004
Sarah (Kathy) Lilly late of Chilliwack, B.C. passed away December 13, 2004 at the age of 69 years. She was born September 15, 1935 in Belfast Northern Ireland.
Kathy made numerous handicrafts which she donated to the Salvation Army. She also enjoyed gardening.
Private Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack, B.C.
She is survived by 3 children: Donald (Laurie); Robert (Jennifer) all of Chilliwack; Christine (Garnet) Barkhouse of Delta; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Lydia Bourassa of Calgary; 2 brothers, Eric (Brenda) Crowe of Langley and John (Marie) Crowe of Northern Ireland.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bill in 1989; daughter, Sally in 1990 and mother, Margaret in 1994.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
GRANT, Grace - Monday, 13 Dec 2004
Grace Grant passed away on December 13, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 73 years. She was born April 17, 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Grace is survived by her husband George; daughters, Cheryl (Gerald), Shelley and Lori (Tod); sons Rick (Sharon) and Ben (Lisa), 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and her sisters, Mary, Doris and Iris.
An afternoon Tea/ Celebration of Life will be held on December 18, 2004 from 1-4 pm at the family home #18-46484 Chilliwack Lake Rd. Chilliwack, BC.
WIENS, Dennis Charles - Monday, 06 Dec 2004
Dennis Charles Wiens was born January 2, 1951 in Chilliwack, attending school in Chilliwack and Whitehorse, Yukon.
Dennis owned and operated a Dairyland Home Delivery Service serving the Vancouver area. Dennis was a road captain for the Christian Motorcyclists Association and touched many lives. Dennis loved fly fishing and family camping trips. Dennis went to be with Jesus December 6, 2004, but will always be in our hearts.
Dennis was predeceased by a brother Gordy, sister Beverly and wife Evelyn.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Lianne; sons Shawn, Sheldon, Darren, Robert, Jesse, Tuomo and Eric; brothers Rod and Rick; sister Sandi Thibodeau; mother Lydia Wiens and father Charles Wiens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Dennis Wiens family in trust at any Envision Credit Union.
A Celebration of Life for Dennis will be held - Saturday, Dec. 11, at 2 pm at the Banquet Room of the Abbotsford Co-op housing - 32855 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford.
McINROY (nee Doherty), Norma Bell - Sunday, 05 Dec 2004
Norma Bell McInroy (nee Doherty) late of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. and formerly of Harpers Camp (Horsefly), B.C. passed away December 5, 2004 in Chilliwack, B.C. She was born March 12, 1919 in Horsefly, B.C. and had lived in Harrison for the past 60 years.
Norma enjoyed golfing, floor curling, bridge and gardening.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Agassiz United Church, Agassiz, B.C. on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 at 2 p.m. Rev. Neill McRae officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Frank (Pete) McInroy; one daughter, Gayle (Blaine) Wells of Tumble Ridge, B.C.; two granddaughters, September (Ron) Grychuck of Nanaimo, B.C. and Shannon (Dwayne) Fry of Tumbler Ridge, B.C.; seven great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Elizabeth and Samantha Grychuck; Jaimie, Crystal, Kelly and Hanna Fry.
She was predeceased by her parents, Capt. and Mrs. A.F. Doherty; seven brothers and sisters and one great-granddaughter, Theresa Fry.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.
GALLEY, Robert B. - Thursday, 09 Dec 2004
Bob Galley passed away peacefully at home on December 9th, 2004 at the age of 55 years.
He was born November 5, 1949 in Chilliwack, B.C.
He will be sadly missed by Karon, his loving wife of 31 years, his son Jeff (Angela), daughter Jaime, and two granddaughters Jordyn and Kennedy. He is also survived by one sister Elaine Gelineau, brother Brian Galley, mother-in-law Mary Schellenberg, brother-in-law Alan Schellenberg, nieces and nephews.
Bob grew up in Chilliwack area and resided in Yarrow for the better part of the last 40 years. In his earlier years he could often be found at the ball park or soccer field as both a player and a spectator.
He worked for 20 years on the army base in transport until the base closed at which time he went to work driving school bus for Agassiz School District. It was here that Bob found his new passion in golf and spent many afternoons with his pals from work trying to master it.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004 at 11 a.m., at the Yarrow Alliance Church, 42479 Yarrow Central Rd. Pastor Scott Fortnum officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements in care of McLean's Funeral Services.
BREW, Allan Clifford - Friday, 10 Dec 2004
Allan Clifford Brew born October 14, 1939 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. It is with great sadness we announce the tragic passing of Allan on December 10, 2004.
Cherished husband of Sheila; beloved father to Rich (Wendy), Angie (Jason), and Russ; dear Poppa to Braxton, Brooklyn, Boston, Julia, Quinten, Caitlyn and Evan.
Predeceased by his father Cliff.
Survived also by his mother Bessie; sister Donna (Gerry) and family; sister Marie (Tom) and family; brother-in-law Lex (Kaija); plus a multitude of business associates and friends, especially Liz and Doug Bowley and those he fondly called the swimming group from his competitive swimming days.
Al was a deeply respected individual in the business, sport and animal care worlds. Columbia Machine Works, Richmond Sockeyes, MacPherson Brown, Chilliwack Chiefs and Richmond Minor Lacrosse all benefited from his hard work, dedication and integrity as he served as President of all of them. He was also a major influence with the Richmond Homeless Cats Society and Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven. He will be sorely missed by Jaz, and running free with Lightning, Molson, Kega, Princess and LaBatt who loved him unconditionally.
A Celebration of Allan’s life will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 at Peace Portal Alliance Church, 15128 – 27B Ave., Surrey, BC.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to one of the following organizations: Richmond Homeless Cats Society, Box 43043, Richmond Centre PO, Richmond, BC V6Y 3Y3; Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven, 49843 Chilliwack Central Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2P 6H2; BC Transplant Society, West Tower, 3rd floor 555 West 12th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 3X7 ; or the Allan Brew Memorial Fund, Hope International Development Agency, Fresh Water Project (Ethiopia), 214 – 6th Ave., New Westminster, BC V3L 3A2.