GIBSON, John Lorne (Jack) - Friday, 07 Nov 2003
John Lorne (Jack) Gibson, late of Cultus Lake, BC, formerly of Saskatchewan, passed away - Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 at home in Cultus Lake.
Jack was born April 18, 1936 in Mannville, AB. Jack had lived in this area for 27 years.
Jack was a lawyer and a writer. He practiced law in Saskatchewan and in B.C.. Jack started his association with the Attorney General’s department in Nanaimo. Later he moved to Chilliwack as Regional Crown Counsel. He worked out of that office for 25 years, enjoying the environment and the people with whom he worked. he retired in 2001. He wrote, and revised yearly, two legal texts which are published by Carswells: Canadian Criminal Code Offences and Criminal Law Evidence Practice and Procedure.
Besides the law, Jack had an abiding interest in travel, gardening and sports. Following the Darpe Diem philosophy, Jack and Janet have travelled extensively over the years as they were interested in experiencing different cultures. Jack also like gardening–planting trees (usually in the rain), and growing flowers have him special satisfaction.. Sports were another passion. He enjoyed skiing, hiking and cycling and watching hockey.
Jack took great pleasure in his family. he was always involved and interested in their activities. He was very proud of his sons’ achievements and supportive of their dreams. He was so pleased that they were a regular part of his life. His granddaughter, Rachael Gibson, held a special place in his heart.
Jack will be greatly missed by Janet, his partner, travelling companion and wife of 35 years; his sons: Mark (Tonnyih Sinclaire and their daughter, Rachael), Scott, Shaun and Kyle Gibson; his brother, Bill (Judy) Gibson; his sister, Moyra Gibson; sister-in-law Sheryl Henderson (Gary Baker); brother-in-law, Dale (Lois) Henderson; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents Nellie and Foster Gibson.
Memorial funeral service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at Chilliwack United Church. Rev. Doug Ireland officiating. Reception to be held at the Rhombus Hotel following the service.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.
WEARING, Thomas George - Friday, 07 Nov 2003
Tom Wearing passed into the presence of the Lord on November 7, 2003 at the age of 83 years. Tom was born at Trecombe Farm, Cornwall, England on October 11, 1920. He was the youngest of 13 children.
Tom was in the merchant navy, then later he was in the Royal Navy during WWII.
He married Joan Gale on October 24 1941. They had three children, Sandra, Barry and Dave. The family immigrated to Canada in 1952, settling in Comox, B.C. where another son Bill was born.
Tom was a heavy equipment operator in Courtney. He later moved to Duncan, B.C. and was a general contractor. In 1971, the family moved to Greendale. Tom and Joan began attending Greendale M.B. Church and were baptized in 1973. The family later moved to Chilliwack and resided on Bernard Ave. Joan moved to Parkholm Lodge in later years and is now residing at Heritage Village.
Tom is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Sandra (Ted) Munn; sons Barry, Dave (Jill), Bill (Brenda) all of Chilliwack. Grandchildren Jason Munn, Abbotsford, Melissa (Mike) Greenway, Chilliwack, and Jonathan Wearing, Greendale.
Special thanks to Dr. Esmail for his wonderful care and support to Tom over the years. Many thanks also to the staff on Nursing Unit 4 There will be no service by request.
WEARING, Thomas George - Friday, 07 Nov 2003
Tom Wearing passed into the presence of the Lord on November 7, 2003 at the age of 83 years. Tom was born at Trecombe Farm, Cornwall, England on October 11, 1920. He was the youngest of 13 children. Tom was in the merchant navy, then later he was in the Royal Navy during WWII. He married Joan Gale on October 24 1941. They had three children, Sandra, Barry and Dave. The family immigrated to Canada in 1952, settling in Comox, B.C. where another son Bill was born. Tom was a heavy equipment operator in Courtney. He later moved to Duncan, B.C. and was a general contractor. In 1971, the family moved to Greendale. Tom and Joan began attending Greendale M.B. Church and were baptized in 1973. The family later moved to Chilliwack and resided on Bernard Ave. Joan moved to Parkholm Lodge in later years and is now residing at Heritage Village. Tom is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Sandra (Ted) Munn; sons Barry, Dave (Jill), Bill (Brenda) all of Chilliwack. Grandchildren Jason Munn, Abbotsford, Melissa (Mike) Greenway, Chilliwack, and Jonathan Wearing, Greendale. Special thanks to Dr. Esmail for his wonderful care and support to Tom over the years. Many thanks also to the staff on Nursing Unit 4 There will be no service by request.
ROSSING, John (Jay) - Thursday, 06 Nov 2003
John (Jay) Rossing passed away on Nov. 6, 2003 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 45 years. He was born in Toronto, ON on Oct. 31, 1958. He lived in the Chilliwack area for nine years.
John served in the Canadian Forces for 11 years and joined Corrections Canada after his move to Chilliwack. He enjoyed the outdoors especially his garden.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Lorraine and sons, Kris and Warren. John will be missed by his mother, Doreen Rossing; brothers: Paul, Ray, and Rob; and sister: Sonja. He was predeceased by his father John Rossing.
The family would like to thank the Chilliwack General Hospital staff, especially the ICU nurses for all their care and attention.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003 at the Chapel of Henderson’s with Fr. Fred Taassinari officiating. If friends so desire, donation may be made to a charity of your choice.
KEITH, Stanley Walker - Thursday, 06 Nov 2003
Stanley Walker Keith, passed away Nov. 6, 2003, at his farm home in Dawson Creek, B.C. surrounded by his loved ones.
Stan was born in Chilliwack, B.C. on Sept. 9, 1926. He was the oldest son of the late Muriel and Jack Keith of Prairie Central Road, and grandson of Chilliwack pioneers Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Keith and Mr. and Mrs. William B. Walker.
Stan’s love of farming came from a long line of dairy farmers.
Although he was born and raised in the Fraser Valley, he acquired a strong love for the Peace River country, and moved his family there in 1964,, where he remained until h is passing.
Stan was President of the Chilliwack Riding Club for many years; President of Peace River Dairymen’s Association; Director and life-time member of the Dawson Creek Fair Board. He was Clerk of Session at St. James Presbyterian Church in Dawson Creek for over 30 years.
Stan was a loving husband to Glenda; caring father to Wayne (Louise), Doug (Sindy), Hal (Pamela), Sharilyn (Phil) Hunter, and Shauna; beloved grandfather to 11 grandchildren; brother to Bob (lorna) of Mt. Lehman, Gordon (Helen) of Lac La Hache, and Margaret (Joe) Ward of Abbotsford; uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Stan’s unwavering concern for others, even when facing his own mortality, has touched many people deeply. The determination and persistence he showed throughout his life when he faced adversity, is a testament to his faith.
Funeral Service was held Nov. 12, 2003 at St. James Presbyterian Church in Dawson Creek.
“Stan will always be loved and deeply missed”
HEARNE (Nee Schurings), Alice Louise - Wednesday, 05 Nov 2003
Alice Louise Hearne passed away peacefully on November 5, 2003 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 93 years.
Alice is survived by her nephew Hank (Heather) Nottebrock, grand-niece Kelly Lekien and grand-nephews Douglas and Dwain.
She was predeceased by her husband A. C. “Pat” Hearne in 1971.
Born June 28, 1910 in Cameroon, Africa to a life of privilege, Alice traveled more in her adolescence than many people do in their entire lives.
She came to Canada in 1951 and settled in Edmonton where she was a long-time employee in the Circulation Department of the Edmonton Journal Newspaper.
Upon retirement in the late 60’s Alice and her husband came to Chilliwack.
She resided for over 30 years at the Sherwood Gardens Condominiums on Gore Avenue.
She will be remembered as a very private person who had a strong personality, loved walking, classical music and reading books.
No services will be held at her request.
Cremation – Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack BC.
Donations would be gratefully accepted to the Chilliwack General Hospital.
HOOPER, David Everrett - Wednesday, 05 Nov 2003
Nov. 19, 1936 - Nov. 5, 2003
“In loving memory of a husband,
father, grandfather and friend.”
A gathering to celebrate David’s life will be held Sat., Nov. 15, 2003 at the Camp River hall from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
For all of David’s family, friends, and who’s lives he touched, he will be loved, remembered, and admired. Come share some memories and celebrate his life.
A special “thank you” is given to those a Mission High School who stood by David, to the staff at the Mission Memorial Hospital, and to David's special friends from Crown Vending, Chris, Gai, and Donnie Dever. These people gave the precious support to our family that was needed on the day David passed on.
In lieu of flowers, donations will happily be accepted for a special scholarship called The David E. Hooper “Candy Man” Memorial Scholarship. These donations may be taken to HSBC Bank of Canada.
David is instilled in our hearts.
He shared his life, his love, his passions with all who cared. But even then, someone new he would meet, were thoughtfully touched by his honesty.
He loved and lived with all he believed in; taking special moments with those to share his heart on his sleeve.
His wisdom so sincere in what made him “Reverend Hooper”, the songs he would sin that vibrated our souls.
His memory will sing on in all who loved him and our hearts will always embrace the gift that he has given us.
David is survived by his wife, Genevieve Hooper, and her tow daughters: Geneen and Michelle; and David’s favorite little buddy “Tiki”. Also surviving David are his three daughters: Debbie (Michael), Sandy (Chris), and Cathy (David); grandchildren: Michael, Ashley, Erica, Julian and Austin; mother, Marie; and two sisters, Sandy and Gloria.
FOLK, Wayne - Tuesday, 04 Nov 2003
January 7, 1968-November 4, 2003
Wayne went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003.
Wayne lived most of his life in Chilliwack with his family. He started his successful firefighting career at 18 years of age, as a volunteer at the Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department. He spent 10 years at the CFB Chilliwack Fire Department, and the past seven years at the New Westminster Fire Department. He also worked for many years part-time as a training technician at the
Wayne loved his work, but he loved nothing more than his little girl Chanel.
He is survived by his fiancé Heidi Lantz; his beautiful daughter Chanel; father and mother, Larry and Myrna Folk; brothers, Derrell (Debbie), Bruce (Tina), Danny, and Mark (Heather); sisters, Angela and Denise; grandmother Eva McClain; and numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.
He will be remembered for his zest for life, his generosity of time to others, and his love for his family and friends.
A viewing will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave.,
Chilliwack, - Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 from 7-9 p.m.
Memorial service will be held - Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Central Community Church, 46100 Chilliwack Central Rd.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Professional Firefighters Burn Fund, Ste. 463 - 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4J2, would be
FRANKS, Frederick - Tuesday, 04 Nov 2003
Fred Franks, precious and beloved husband of Agnes, passed away at the Chilliwack General Hospital on November 14, 2003, at the age of 75, after a five-year battle with cancer.
Fred is survived by his wife Agnes, of 52 years; their three children, Gale (Rick) Junker of Nanaimo, Gerry (Loyd) Neufeld of Cultus Lake, and Robert of Surrey; his two loving grandchildren, Angie (Rod) Bate, and Lori Neufeld; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Avery, who were his pride and joy; and three brothers, Rudy (Shirley), Art (Margaret), and Ervin (Joan).
Fred was born in Canora, Sask. on May 31, 1928.
He is predeceased by his brother Edward; and mother and father, Martha and August Frank.
Fred grew up on the farm in Chilliwack and later became employed by Dairyland Foods where he worked for 44 years. He loved his church family and was an avid outdoorsman all his life.
Fred’s quiet manner, kindness and warm smile will be a lasting legacy for all the people he touched.
The entire family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Esmail for his kind caring manner and the special nursing staff on Unit 4 who provided extra care and comfort for Dad, and to our family.
A Celebration of Fred’s lIfe will be held at the Chilliwack Alliance Church on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 at 1 p.m.
CROSS, Bert William - Sunday, 27 Jul 2003
Late of Agassiz, BC, passed away in Chilliwack July 27, 2003 at the age of 82 years. He was born Jan. 6, 1921 in Battleford, SK. Bert worked for Canadian Forest Products for over 25 years. He moved to BC from Saskatchewan in 1944 and resided in Agassiz until 1951 before moving to Rosedale. They moved to Fairfield Island in 1982. After Helen died, Bert moved to Agassiz, BC.
A private family tea will be held. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. Bert is survived by Don (Virginia) Cross, Ronald (Suzan) Cross, Gloria (Barry) Croydon, Raymond (Linda) Cross, Ruth (Ivan) Fedorkew, Judith (Jim) Grigg; brothers: Edgar and Everett; and sisters: Violet and Joyce.
He was predeceased by his wife Helen, June 29, 1999; and son, Harold Cross. Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital.