ALEXANDER, Dorothy Kathleen - Tuesday, 21 Sep 2004
Dorothy Kathleen Alexander passed away on September 21, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 87 years. She was born in Princeton, BC on May 31, 1918.
Dorothy is survived by her husband Robert Wayne Alexander; brother, Edward Jameson, several nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.
Dorothy lived and worked in many different places on the Coast and Interior. She met her husband Robert in Vancouver, they fell in love and married in 1950. They were married for 54 years. They had no children, but were like parents to their nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was an avid gardener. She and Robert had many wonderful times together working in their garden, traveling and fishing, another thing they loved to do.
Dorothy was also a wonderful sewer, sewing Roberts, her nieces, Ann and Barbara’s clothes and her own. She also knit may beautiful afghans for her family. She loved to do needle point and kept busy doing crossword and puzzles. She will be sadly missed by her husband Robert and her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army in Dorothy’s name.
There will be no service by request.
ADAMS, Alic George - Wednesday, 22 Sep 2004
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alic George Adams, at age 85 years, on September 22, 2004, at home in the arms of his family.
Alic was born in Cheam, England on January 14, 1919. He emigrated to Canada in 1920 where he resided on the Unsworth Road farm for the next 84 years.
Alic attended Atchelitz School. After leaving school he farmed with his parents, eventually taking over the family farm. Dad loved to dance and it was at a dance that he met his future wife.
Dad was a Boy Scout leader with Atchelitz and 1st Sumas troops. He was a member of the Atchelitz Farmer’s Institute for over 35 years. He volunteered as a piano player at several seniors facilities. He was always there when anybody needed a hand. His family was very important to him.
After retirement, Alic and Irene enjoyed bus trips to Reno, cruising to Alaska, and the Carribean (he wouldn’t wear shorts) and his varied trips with MaxTours.
Alic will be sadly missed by Irene, his wife of 58 years; his sons, Doug (Gloria), and Ernie; daughter Lorraine Thomson (Charlie); daughters-in-law, Sharon Adams and Wendy Dobell. Also survived by his grandchildren, Toni Botham (Tim), Tara Dobson (Matt), Tracy Adams, Shane Thomson (Heidi), Blair Thomson (Carla), Clark Thomson (Bev), Andrew Adams, and Geoff Adams; and seven great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Agnes Adams; and by his eldest son Floyd.
Thank you to Dr. Paul Basson and staff, Home Support Services, and his faithful friend, Sagar Preston.
A memorial tea will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the Atchelitz Farmers’ Institute Hall on Lickman Rd.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Pacific Riding for the Disabled, c/o 47240 Greenhill Rd., Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 4T2, or to the charity of your choice.
DETCHKOFF, Polly - Friday, 13 Aug 2004
Regarding the passing of our beloved, Polly Detchkoff, August 13th, 2004, the family wishes to express our thanks to all of those who have reached out to us in this difficult time.
At our mother’s request, there will be no public memorial service; cremation has taken place, and a silent, private vigil, marking her passage into the afterlife, was held on the 6-week anniversary of her death.
Donations may be made, in Polly’s memory, to the Canadian Liver Foundation, BC/Yukon Region, 109-828 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 1E2.
TERPSTRA, Lolsje (Laura) - Tuesday, 21 Sep 2004
Lolsje (Laura) Terpstra passed away on Tuesday Sept. 21, 2004 in Chilliwack, BC at age 90 years. She was born September 30, 1913 in Westerbork, The Netherlands.
Laura is survived by her children Jake, Ada and Reg, 15 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence (Lubbert) in December of 1984.
The family immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1950. Mom worked hard all her life. We are comforted with the knowledge that the Lord has taken her to Himself and she is at peace.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 at 1:30 pm from the Canadian Reformed Church, 49379 Chilliwack Central Rd., Chilliwack, BC.
Pall Bearers are Jake Terpstra, Rick Sticksma, Martin Bredenhoff, and Byron Jansen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
TAPP, Brian Wilfred - Saturday, 18 Sep 2004
Brian Tapp passed away peacefully at Heritage Village on September 18, 2004.
He is survived by his loving wife Margaret; daughters, Jean (Glen); Elizabeth, Margaret (Bill); and one son, Bob (Marcia); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his cousin Bob in England.
Brian was born in Sussex, England on September 24, 1930. At the age of 14, he was severely burned when a bomb exploded in a playing field behind his home. He spent many months having reconstructive surgery in a military hospital. In spite of this tragic accident, he went on to achieve the highest award in Scouting which was presented to him by the Queen.
Brian immigrated to Canada in 1953. He settled in Prince George where he became a successful businessman. He later resided in Victoria, White Rock and Coquitlam before making his retirement home in Chilliwack.
He made many life long friends. Brian was always involved with charitable organizations, most notably the Kiwanis, Rotary Club and the Masonic Lodge.
Still a bachelor at 52, he met Margaret and they married in 1984. Brian acquired an instant family. He treated his step-children as they were his own and they in return regarded him as their father. Brian will be very sadly missed by his loving family and many friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Gordon Enns, the nurses at Chilliwack Hospital and Heritage Village for their excellent care and compassion through his illness.
A Memorial Service was on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004 from the Chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
RULLENS (nee Lindley), Patricia Bernadette - Sunday, 19 Sep 2004
Patricia (Pat) Rullens passed away quietly at her home at Glenwood Rest Home, 1458 Glenwood Dr., Agassiz Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004. Pat was born in London, Ont. on March 12, 1930. She came to British Columbia in 1966.
‘Auntie Pat’ will be sadly missed by her family, Arlene and Amy Pede of Chilliwack, and James Pede and Michael Pede of Burnaby. She will also be missed by her many friends in Agassiz, especially Gertie Hoogendoorn, Vera Kozak, and Peter and Susan Baker of Sardis.
Pat was predeceased by her very dear friends, Stan and Irene Normand of Surrey.
A funeral mass was held at St. Anthony’s Parish in Agassiz on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004. Fr. D.D. MacDonald O.M.I. celebrant. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Thank you to Dr. Lachlan McIntosh for years of care and friendship, and to the staff at Glenwood Rest Home.
McLean’s Funeral Services in care of arrangements.
MUNRO, Brian Andrew - Monday, 20 Sep 2004
Brian Andrew Munro late of Rosedale, passed away in Vancouver at the age of 45 years on September 20, 2004.
Brian will be deeply missed by his wife Nancy, his mother Mildred Picket of Chilliwack, in-laws Ed and Noella Miller of Ontario, brothers Jim and Kevin Munro of Chilliwack, and his sisters Marlene Leketman of Chilliwack, and Cindy Munro of Vernon, uncle Keith Munro and many nieces and nephew. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws Carol Miller, Sharon Miller and Janice Miller all of Ontario, brother-in-law Wayne Miller of Alberta, the Wynker family, Al Frank’s family and many loving friends.
Brian was predeceased by his father, Ray Ronald Munro in 1967.
Prayer Services will be held at 7 PM Monday, Sept. 27, 2004 from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Chilliwack.
Funeral Mass will follow from St. Mary’s at 1 PM Tuesday, Sept.. 28, 2004 with Father Eugenio Aloisio the Celebrant. Bearers are John Wynker, Allan Franks, Bruce Ranger, Steven Maarhuis, Chris Jardine and Terry Grey.
Donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Paul’s Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
KEELER, Katherine Lee - Wednesday, 15 Sep 2004
Katherine (Kathy) Keeler passed away suddenly and tragically on September 15, 2004 in Chilliwack, BC. She was born February 18, 1976 in Regina, Sask.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 at 5 pm from the Chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, B. C.
GOERTZEN (nee Funk), Olga - Wednesday, 15 Sep 2004
Olga was born on May 21, 1921 to Abram and Anna Funk in Alexandrovka, Siberia in the Soviet Union. Olga passed away Sept. 15, 2004. She was the oldest of five children.
In 1929, they left their home and possessions and fled to Moscow, hoping to leave the terror of the communist regime. After months of waiting there, they were allowed out and on to Germany and then to Canada.
In the fall of 1929, the Funks arrived in the Peace River country in Alberta. They purchased a homestead and began the difficult task of working the land. On August 6, 1938, Olga married Jacob Goertzen. They began their married life together faming near Hythe, Alta. They lived in Ontario for one year and also had a fruit farm in Oliver for a time. However, in 1947 they arrived in Chilliwack; this became their home. Here they began chicken and raspberry farming.
Olga was an exceptional homemaker; her cooking, baking, and preserving kept everyone satisfied. But more important than her great home making skills, was her calming influence and her loving, caring presence in the home. Her quiet faith was exemplified in her life. It was a faith that had been nurtured as a child in her home, a commitment to Christ and baptism in her teens, and by her life long membership in the Mennonite church. She participated in choir, quilting with the church ladies group, and volunteering at the MCC store.
Olga-mom, grandmother, and great grandmother-was predeceased by a brother, Abram, who was 15 years of age, her parents, her youngest sister, Siena (Jean) Koop, and her grand-daughter, Paula Lynn Koop.
She is survived by her husband, Jacob, her children, Mary (Paul) of Jordan, Ont., Peter (Hilda) of Rosedale, Martha (Alex) of Chilliwack, David (Lois) of Penticton, Lydia of Abbotsford, 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, brother, Cornie (Nettie) Funk, sister, Annie (Ben) Schroeder and brother-in-law, Abe Koop.
The family thanks the staff of the Menno Hospital for their care and compassion for the 10 months mom was there. We also thank the many friends and relatives who have supported us with their love and prayers.
GIBSON, Shelly Myrna - Thursday, 16 Sep 2004
June 21, 1937-September 16, 2004
On September 16, 2004, at the age of 67, our beloved Shelly passed away in her sleep at Chilliwack General Hospital.
Born in Creston, B.C. in 1937, Shelly grew up in Vernon, B.C. where she lived until she began nurses training at the Royal Columbian Hospital in 1955. She began her nursing career in Burnaby, later moving onto Chilliwack General, where she began in the Emergency Room. Shelly later became a care coordinator - a position she truly enjoyed until the end of her career in 1991.
Predeceased by her father Thomas Gibson (1976) and her mother Beryl Gibson (2002).
Survived by her constant companion and friend of 16 years, Sandy Rooke. She also leaves behind her son Patrick Huband (Joanne); her daughter Cara Holmstrup (Chris); and her five grandchildren, Kristin, Erin and Logan Huband, and Christian and Samantha Holmstrup.
Shelly will be dearly missed by her family and friends, for she touched each of our lives in a very special, yet different way.
A very sincere thank you to Cindy Nicholl, the nurses of MSSU, and Dr. Fitzpatrick for their exceptional care, support, and kindness.
A funeral service was held at Henderson’s Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004.
If friends so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.
BEATTY, Dorothy - Monday, 03 Nov 2003
Dorothy Beatty passed away in Chilliwack on November 3, 2003 at the age of 75 years. She was born in Saskatchewan on October 8th, 1928.
Dorothy is survived by her husband Robert, their three children, Caren (John) Yerkes of Myrtle Point, Oregon, Dale (Mary-Ellen) Beatty of Vasselboro, Maine and Jonathan Beatty of Chilliwack, 3 grandchildren Joshua, Reuben, Margaret Yerkes.
She is also survived by one brother Edward (Irma) Funk of the Kootenies, sisters Kathy (Bill) Haynes of Port Coquitlam, Betty Giesbrecht of Toronto and Annette (Ken) Owen of Parksville, B.C.
She was predeceased by one son, Randy Beatty and three brothers, Ben, Abe and John and one sister Mary Striega.
Dorothy was a member of the Rosedale United Church. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and crocheting.
Service of Remembrance will be held on November 8, 2003 at the Rosedale United Church with Rev. Betty Evans officiating. Should family and friends so desire, donations can be made in Dorothy’s name to the Rosedale United Church Memorial Fund.
TUYTTENS, Amelia Marie Louise - Monday, 03 Nov 2003
Amelia Marie Louise Tuyttens passed away on November 3, 2003 at the Glenwood Rest Home in Agassiz. She was 98 years old. Amelia was born in Duck Lake, NWT.
She is survived by her daughter Yvonne Tremblay of Kamloops and son Maurice (Grace) Tuyttens also of Kamloops, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Louise Johnson, Odyle “Chick”Cheramy, Alice Hewer, Yvonne Russell and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Maurice in 1978 and son, Albert, in 1993.
Amelia was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Red Cross, C.W.L. and Agricultural Assoc. She recently received the Governor Generals award for service to her community.
Prayers was said - Thursday, November 6,2003 at 7:00 P.M. from the St Anthony of Padau. Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Anthony of Padua on Friday, November 7, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. with Father D.D. MacDonald, O.M.I. as celebrant. Interment to follow at Valleyview Cemetery, Agassiz. Donations can be made in Amelia’s memory to a charity of choice or to the Catholic Women’s League.