MILLS, Elvira Wilhemina - Monday, 06 Dec 2004
Elvira Wilhemina Mills passed away on December 6, 2004 at Chilliwack, BC at age 92 years. She was born September 13, 1912 in Dubuc, Saskatchewan.
Elvira is survived by sister, Eva Bourassa of Lumsden, Saskatchewan, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Darby, in 1995 and also 7 brothers.
Elvira was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. Her hobbies included gardening.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice may be made in Elvira’s memory.
FRANK (nee Unsworth), Linzey Kathleen - Tuesday, 07 Dec 2004
Linzey Kathleen Frank (nee Unsworth) passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 in Vancouver.
Survived by her loving family, sister Elaine Unsworth (Rick Taylor), and their children, David, Patrick, Kathryn, Andrea, and Karen; brother Dick Unsworth (Michelle McNeill), and children, Drew and Holly; and many great friends.
Linzey was born April 6, 1953 in Chilliwack. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1976. After a brief professional career, she was stricken by illness which challenged her for the rest of her life. She touched many people with her willing smile, sense of humour, courage, and determination. She will be missed by all who came to love her.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Kitsilano Christian Community Church, 1708 West 16th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. A reception will follow.
Flowers gratefully declined in favour of donations to a charity of your choice.
KRAMPITZ, Arthur - Monday, 06 Dec 2004
Art Krampitz passed away suddenly Monday morning December 6, 2004 at his home in Chilliwack at the age of 69.
Art was born Easter Sunday April 21, 1935 in Bloomsbury, Alberta. Art moved to Chilliwack in November, 1946 with his parents and siblings. On April 11, 1959 Art married Esther Stickel in Vancouver, BC. In 1960 Art and Esther took over the family dairy farm where they have resided to this day.
As a young boy, Art trusted Christ as his saviour. Throughout his life his faith grew as he dedicated his time to serving the Lord. Art gave of his time both in an official capacity on numerous boards as well as frequently volunteering for work projects both at church and Charis camp. Having retired from dairy farming in 1995, Art still enjoyed the farming lifestyle by looking forward to planting a crop each year. He was a very dedicated family man and husband. Family, especially his grandsons, had a special place in his heart. Art was a friend to everyone and an inspiration to all who knew him.
Art leaves to grieve his wife Esther, children Carol and her husband Stuart Robson, Joan and her husband Ken Braun and three grandsons Nolan, Aiden, and Ethan Braun. His siblings Nathan Krampitz (Anne), Rita Martin, Frieda Diewert (Wilbert), Agnes Olson (Brian) and sister-in-law Jackie. In addition, he is lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Art was predeceased by his parents Samuel and Ottilie Krampitz, sister-in-law Fern Krampitz, brother-in-law Dave Martin, and brother Bob Krampitz.
If so desired, donations may be made to the Evangelical Missionary Church Memorial Fund or Charis Camp.
The family wishes to thank all those who have shared in our sorrow. Your offerings of prayers and support during this time have been greatly appreciated.
Art loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart, declaring he never wanted his reward to be here on earth, but in heaven. Our grief we feel is for the loss in our lives. Art is celebrating his new eternal life with the Lord in heaven. Praise God. Amen.
BLATCHFORD, William George (Bill) - Wednesday, 01 Dec 2004
William George Blatchford, age 67, passed away peacefully Dec. 1, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital with his family around him.
Bill was born in Columbia Valley at his parents homestead on March 7th, 1937.
Bill is survived by his brother’s Jim and John and sister Ellen, son Gerald and daughter Brenda, his grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Gregory, Justin, Riley and Jayce. They were the light of his life.
He was predeceased by his parents William and Alice, his brother Michael, his sister’s Elizabeth and Mary.
Bill was a logger for many years of his life and ran his own business. His knowledge and experience in forestry will never be forgotten by many other loggers and friends.
Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and anything to do with the outdoors. Bill also enjoyed logger sports with many friends and family members.
Special thanks go to the staff of Chilliwack General Hospital for their care and support.
Funeral Service will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home at 45901 Victoria Ave., Dec. 11, 2004 at 1 pm. There will be a tea to follow, -4 pm, at Mount Cheam Lions Hall at 45580 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack following the service.
Flowers are accepted or donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
FORDHAM, Bertha - Sunday, 23 Nov 2003
Bertha Fordham, late of McIntosh Lodge, formerly of Sardis passed away November 23, 2003 in Chilliwack at the age of 90 years. She was born August 11, 1913 in Leader, Saskatchewan and had lived in this area for 53 years.
Bertha was a teacher, married Bill Fordham and together they farmed on the Prairies. In 1949 they moved to Sardis and continued farming. She was a life member of the Atchelitz Women’s Inst., the Council of Women, and a member of Carman United Church. Bertha enjoyed many hobbies and crafts and did many hours of volunteer work.
A Service of Remembrance will be held - Saturday, November 29th, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home. Rev. Doug Ireland officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
She is survived by 1 son, Ken of Sardis; 3 daughters, Margaret (Doug) Simpson of Sardis; Evelyn Fordham of Surrey and Beverley (Jim) Maddams of Sardis; daughter-in-law, Joyce Fordham of Sardis; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Lydia Heffke; 3 brothers, Gerhart, Ted, and Fred; her husband Bill Fordham in 2000; daughter Laurie in 1967 and grandson Brian Simpson in 1991.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to a Charity of Choice.
TECKLENBURG, Ida Eleanor - Sunday, 23 Nov 2003
Ida Eleanor Tecklenburg, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2003 at Hawthorne Care Centre in Port Coquitlam. Born Nov. 24, 1922 in Neudorf, SK, Ida moved to Chilliwack, B.C. after WWII to join her husband Art and where they were long-time residents.
Predeceased by her husband Arthur, in 2000, Ida is survived by her loving family, daughters: Diane (Ron) Exley of Port Coquitlam, and Sandra (Gary) Price of Nelson; and son, Wayne (Waltraud) of Surrey; one sister, Frieda Lancaster of Port Coquitlam; and two brothers: Otto Parno of Burlington, ON, and Al Parno of Surrey, B.C.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren..
Funeral Services will be held at Burkeview Family Funeral Care, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2003.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of B.C. would be greatly appreciated.
The family extends special thanks to the nurses and staff at Hawthorne Care Centre for the kindness shown during the past eight years.
NERHEIM, Eva - Sunday, 23 Nov 2003
Eva (nee Sandstrom) passed away quietly in Chilliwack General Hospital on Nov. 23, 2003 at the age of 80.
Eva was predeceased by her husband, Stanley and is survived by son, Andrew Nerheim; daughters: Joanna (David) Hutton of Tsawwassen, Stefanie (Michael) Paine of Victoria, and Mary Ann Pouttu of Chilliwack.
Eva will be missed by grandsons: Brook Hewlett, Christopher and Jay Corey-Hutton, Joshua and Kyle Nerheim; and granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth Pouttu and Serena Nerheim and daughter-in-law, Manuela Nerheim.
Eva was born in Malekwa, B.C. As a young woman Eva moved to Vancouver, worked at the Boeing Aircraft Plant, and while there, met and married, Stanley Nerheim.
In 1973, the Nerheims moved up the Fraser Valley and settled in Sardis. After her first two daughters graduated from UBC, Eva fulfilled a long-long dream of attending university and enrolled in Simon Fraser University from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
During her long and active life, she volunteered for many organizations. She was a woman of gifts and talents: a Tai Chi instructor, and an accomplished painter. Eva’s enduring gift to her family was great personal example and her unflagging encouragement as they each moved into the world to make their own way.
As Stanley and Eva passed away only days apart, the family invite friends and relatives to a joint Memorial Service to be held Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Road, Sardis, B.C.
If friends would like to make a donation in Eva’s memory, the family suggests a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
If friends would like to make a donation in Stanley’s memory, the family suggests a donation to the Chilliwck Community Arts Council.
COOK, Catherine - Saturday, 22 Nov 2003
Catherine Cook, late of Chilliwack, B.C. passed away November 22, 2003 at the age of 93 years. She was born June 7, 1910 in Johnstone, Scotland
Funeral Mass will be held - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Fr. Gary Gordon officiating.
Catherine is survived by 8 children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband Thomas Cook in December 1987.
The family wish to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at The Waverly for their excellent care and attention and to niece Morag and husband Brian for their help over the past months and years.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Lung Association.
Rest in peace mother.
LAUTSCH, Margarete - Saturday, 22 Nov 2003
Our wonderful Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Margarete Lautsch, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. She will be sadly missed by daughter Audrey (Jim) Acker; daughters: Louise (Jacques) Deschamps and Norine (Doug) Edlund; sons: Fred (Jean) Lautsch and Ken Lautsch. Also included are her 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren
Margarete was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Lautsch, in 1984. She was born in Manitoba, and lived there until 1968 when she moved to Surrey, B.C. where she resided until 1981, then moved to Chilliwack.
Margarete was very much loved by everyone that met her—she was everyone’s “Grandma”.
Her hope was that Jehovah will do in expressing His love to His loving loyal ones, by resurrecting her to everlasting life on a paradise earth.
Family and friends will be gathered for a memorial to be held on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Chilliwack at 46956 Yale Rd. Tea to follow.
All that knew here are welcome.
MALLON, James “Scotty” - Saturday, 22 Nov 2003
August 24, 1923 – November 22, 2003
James was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland. Son of the late James and Annie Mallon of Scotland. He was predeceased by his brothers; David, Hugh, Patrick, John and Bartholomew and his sisters; Nan, and Mammie.
James is survived by his sisters Margaret Crossan and Vera Deary, and many nieces and nephews all of Scotland.
His “adopted” Canadian family being Lillian Wood, Randy & Ann Jonsson & Brenda Creasey and families.
Before immigrating to Canada at the age of 27 James was a plumber at the Shipyards.
In Toronto he worked at the Air Craft Factory before joining the Canadian Armed Forces where he served 21 years. Retiring in Chilliwack where he has resided for around 25 years.
Besides his love of music and playing his various instruments, James enjoyed Ballroom Dancing and his world travels.
James was a member of The Royal Canadian Legion for 34 years, the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, the Chilliwack Golf Club, Mom & Dad’s Dance Club, and the BC Cancer Society.
Prayer Services will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 6:00 PM from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Chilliwack, with a Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 3, 2003.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association or the Cancer Association.
NERHEIM, Stanley - Friday, 21 Nov 2003
Stanley Nerheim died quietly in Chilliwack, B.C. on Nov. 21, 2003 at the age of 89. At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Eva; son, Andrew Nerheim; daughters: Joanna (David) Hutton of Tsawwassen, Stefanie (Michael) Paine of Victoria, and Mary Ann Pouttu of Chilliwack.
Stanley will be missed by grandsons: Brook Hewlett, Christopher and Jay Corey-Hutton, Joshua and Kyle Nerheim; and granddaughters, Sarah Elizabeth Pouttu and Serena Nerheim and daughter-in-law, Manuela Nerheim.
Stanley was born in Bialystok, Poland. In his early teens, he emigrated to Canada with his family and settled in Thunder Bay, ON. As a young man, he traveled west to Vancouver where he worked for Boeing Aircraft company during the WWII. It was there that the met, and later married, his wife Eva Isobel Sandstrom.
After the war, Stanley and his friend Harold Alton joined together and founded Alton and Nerheim Masonry Contractors Ltd. The company thrived and was active in construction all over the Lower Mainland and up the coast.
After his retirement in the mid-1960’s, Stanley resumed his interest in business and construction by developing a number of properties. Other than a brief time in Merritt, B.C., Stanley and Eva lived in the Lower Mainland, and since the early 1970’s, in the Chilliwack area. Stanley was a charter member of the probis Club of Chilliwack, an active member of Carmen United Church and supported the Chilliwack Arts Council.
A Memorial Service for Stanley Nerheim and Eva Nerheim will be held Monday, Dec. 1, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Carmen United Church, 7258 Vedder Road, Sardis, B.C.