VAN TUYL, Johanna - Sunday, 26 Oct 2003
Johanna Van Tuyl passed away peacefully at Glenwood Care Centre on October 26, 2003 at the age of 73 years after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. The Lord has taken from our midst our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Johanna was born November 1, 1929 in Gameren, The Netherlands. She was predeceased by her husband Hendrick Van Tuyl in 1992. She is lovingly remembered by her 3 daughters, Myntjie (Frans); Gonny (Jenne), Henny (Bill) and 8 grandchildren, Elbert, Hanny, Wilma (Michael), Johnny (Wendy), Henry in The Netherlands, Joanna (Jack), great-grandchild Jackson, Henry (Louise), Alex and two step grandchildren, Darren and Vanessa, 2 sisters in The Netherlands, Geertje (Gerrit), Jaantje (Bas) and brother-in-law Arie.
Funeral Service will be held at the Reformed Congregation of North America on Friday, October 31, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. T.R. Treur officiating. Interment at Chilliwack Cemeteries. Many thanks to the staff at Glenwood for the love and care you gave to Mom over the last 3 years. Special thanks to Dr. Quinn and the Klop family and friends of Mom that came to visit in the rest home and the hours you all spent with us at her bedside. Should family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Glenwood Care Centre.
CHAPMAN, Leslie Eldridge (Sonny) - Sunday, 26 Oct 2003
Leslie E. Chapman (Sonny) was born in Chilliwack May 5, 1929. He passed away October 26, 2003 in hospital in Kingston, Ont.
After 20 years with the Armed Forces he and his family made Trenton, Ont. their home.
Leslie is survived by three daughters, Dianna Oliver, Cathy (Norman Kranz), and Leslie Ann Chapman; three granddaughters, Tara and Jennifer Oliver, and Megan Madill; brother Bob (Angela) of Abbotsford; and sister Shirley Bellamy of Chilliwack.
He was predeceased by his wife Johanna in 1989; his parents; brother John; and sister Winnie Crawford.
A memorial service to take place in Trenton, Ont.
OLIVER, POPPY - Saturday, 25 Oct 2003
Frank Rickson Oliver passed away peacefully on October 25, 2003 in the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 90 years. Frank was born on October 10, 1913 in Nelson, B.C. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, etc. also playing bridge and bowling.
He is predeceaced by 2 sons – Gregory – June 24, 1994 and Christopher – August 23, 2003.
Frank is survived by his loving family – Wife – Ada, 2 Daughters in Law – Winnie of Williams Lake, B.C. and Sharon of Chilliwack, B.C., Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
Private family cremation service. Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack, B.C.
The family would like to thank the Chilliwack General Hospital Staff, especially the nurses on the fourth floor for their care and attention
If family or friends so desire, donations to the Palliative Care C/O the Chilliwack General Hospital would be appreciated
EGGEN, Michelle Dawn - Saturday, 25 Oct 2003
We regret to announce the untimely death in Kelowna of Michelle Dawn Eggen, on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, at the age of 35 years.
Michelle is survived by her loving mother and father, Donna and Dennis Eggen of Vernon; one brother Darren Eggen of Kamloops; her loving companion Richard Ganzeveld of Kelowna; four aunts; three uncles; and numerous cousins.
A Celebration of Life service was held on Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 from the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A reception followed at Desert Cove Estates Community Hall in Vernon.
Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Michelle, may do so to your local Mental Health Association.
GOSS, (Agenia) Jean - Friday, 24 Oct 2003
20 July 1905 – 24 October 2003
Jean Goss of Eden Intermediary Care Facility passed away peacefully in the presence of family at the age of 98. Jean was born in Alexandrof, Russia, in 1905 and immigrated to Canada in 1910; her family settled in Calgary where she lived until her marriage to John Weber in 1924. Together, Jean and John homesteaded in northern Alberta and raised four children. In 1952, they retired from farming and settled in Calgary, where Jean began a second career as a Nursing Assistant at the Calgary General Hospital until her retirement in 1970. Jean moved to Chilliwack in 1984 and was an active member in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Jean was predeceased by her eldest son, Raymond, and husband, John in 1971. They had been married for 47 years. She was predeceased by her sisters Pauline, Alvena and Molly, and brothers Walter and Jack; her grandchildren, Jimmy, Florence and Cindy; and her sons-in-law, Lloyd and Safet.
Jean will be missed by her sister Mary Goetjen and her brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Mary Goss. She also leaves behind three loving daughters: Kathleen White, Dorothy Krause and Margaret Ceuric; a son-in-law, Albert Krause, and daughter-in-law, Esther Weber. She will be missed by her grandchildren and their spouses: Jennifer and Donald, David and Rosa, Beverly and Will, Daniel and Cathy, Jacqueline and Greg, Michael and Gaye, Patricia and Jim, John and Wendy, Carol-Louise, Christine, Donna, Karen-Jean and Mark. Jean will be lovingly remembered by her 36 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, Apryl, and newest addition, Braedan. She will also be missed by her dear friend Olga Bodnar. Jean’s family would like to extend thanks to the wonderful staff at Eden Intermediate Care Facility for their kind care of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.
WASIK, Jessie (Belgrove) - Friday, 24 Oct 2003
Jessie Wasik (Belgrove) passed away on Friday, October 24, 2003 at McIntosh Lodge, Chilliwack, B.C. at age 81 years. She was born February 18, 1922 at Didcot, Berkshire, England. Jessie is survived by two sons and their spouses; George (Tina) Jones, Larry (Pia) Wasik; four grandchildren, Gina, Peter (Sherry), Sarah and Andrew; two great grandchildren, Jason and Tyler; two brothers John and Leonard; two sisters, Edith and Esther and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Ignacy Wasik on July 27, 2002, by her first husband George F. Jones on March 6, 1947 and by two sisters, Mary and Elsie. In 1923, the Belgrove family emigrated to the Huntsville/Perry Sound area of Ontario. In the fall of 1929, they came to Cultus Lake and in the spring of 1930, the family moved to Columbia Valley. In April of 1931, the family homesteaded property that is now part of the Aquadel Golf Course. In March of 1943, Jessie and her sister Esther, joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corp. She was a member of the CWAC from 1943 to 1946. Most of this time was spent in Vancouver, however in 1945 she was sent to Holland, where she cashiered in a canteen set up to cater to soldiers waiting to be sent home. In 1946, she was discharged from the CWAC. In May of 1946 she married George F. Jones, who predeceased her. In 1948, she met and married Ignacy Wasik. They spent the next 54 years together farming and raising a family in Columbia Valley. In July of 2001, Jessie was diagnosed with cancer and underwent several surgeries. She moved to McIntosh Lodge in August of 2003 after spending most of her life in Columbia Valley. Jessie was proud to be a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #4, Chilliwack for many years. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 1, 2003 at 10:30 am. at Cultus Lake Memorial Church, Cultus Lake, B.C. with Major Angus Haggarty officiating. Interment will take place following the service at the Royal Canadian Legion Cemetery, Chilliwack Cemeteries on Little Mountain. Pall Bearers will be George Jones, Larry Wasik, Peter Jones, Andrew Wasik, John Lock, Kenneth Hewer, Don Erho and Charles Elgie. A reception will follow interment at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, B.C. If so desired, Memorial Donations may be made to the Cancer Society.
BALLENTINE, Martha L. - Friday, 24 Oct 2003
Martha L. Ballentine passed away on October 24th 2003 at McIntosh Lodge in Chilliwach B.C. Martha was in her 97th year having been born on Aug. 30, 1907. She is survived by her sister Helen Nohr of Vancouver BC. and many nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no service or memorial.
In 1965 Martha, with her husband Jim, moved from the Yukon to Chilliwach and has made it her home for the last 38 years. She will be sadly missed by her many friends.
LORIMER, Helen Ruth (Howie) - Thursday, 23 Oct 2003
Helen Lorimer passed away on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003 at the Chemainus Health Care Centre with her son, Stephen, at her side.
Helen was born on July 26, 1917, the first of seven children to William and Ruth Howie in Beebe Plain, Vermont. She married a Canadian, Ellsworth Lorimer, in 1939 and shortly afterward, they moved to BC where Ellsworth was stationed at the Ladner Air Force Base during the Second World War. They settled in Chilliwack where they raised their four children and became involved in church and community including activities benefiting persons with mental handicaps. Helen was the first teacher assistant hired by School District 33 and worked in this capacity for several years. In January 1994, Helen and Ellsworth moved to a suite in their daughter, Ruth’s home in Surrey. In March 2003, Helen moved to the Chemainus Health Care Centre, close to her son, Stephen. Helen’s commitment to Jesus Christ and her family are her lasting legacy.
Helen is survived by her children: Ruth (Willi) Haukenfrers, Wetaskiwin, AB, Janice (Robert) Orr, Grande Prairie, AB, Stephen (JoAnn) Lorimer, Chemainus, BC, and Anne Lorimer (caregiver, Margaret O’Hara), Chilliwack, BC. Also eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, her brothers, Clarence, Arthur, Donald, and Robert Howie, her sister, Dorothy Lecka, and a large number of nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Ellsworth, on April 10, 2003, her mother in 1935, her father in 1964, and her sister, Grace, in 1957.
Viewing at Henderson’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Burial at Little Mountain Cemeteries on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. followed by a celebration service in the chapel at Chilliwack Alliance Church at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Tea to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Helen to the Chilliwack Opportunity Society, 10135 Williams, Chilliwack, BC V2T 5H3 or to The Friends Class, Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Street South, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4P4.
WEBB, Wallace Stanley - Thursday, 23 Oct 2003
Wallace Stanley Webb passed away on October 23, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 81 years. He was born January 23, 1922 in Saskatoon, Sask.
Wally is survived by his wife Jean; sons, Ron (Doreen) and Ray (Heather); granddaughter Victoria (Michael) Varga; sister Shirley Kjeldson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister Berta Lynn.
A Memorial Tea will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003 from 2-5 p.m. at Promontory Estate Clubhouse.
FOGG, Cora - Thursday, 23 Oct 2003
Cora Fogg passed away October 23, 2003 at the age of 92 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Bob, after a marriage of 54 years; and grandson Barry.
She is survived by daughter Pauline (Stan) Hodgson; two sons, Don (Barb) and Robert; four grandchildren, Joan, Robert, Sheila and Vicky; and four great-grandchildren.
No service by request of deceased.
Donations in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Society or charity of your choice.
LAU, Franz Gustav - Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003
Frank Gustav Lau late of Birchwood Retirement Home passed away October 22, 2003 in Glenwood Extended Care at the age of 92. He was born July 8, 1911 in Konigsberg, Germany and had lived in this area for 49 years.
Franz emigrated to Chilliwack in 1954 with his family. He was a member of the Chilliwack Baptist Church. Before his retirement he worked at Fraser Valley Frosted Foods. He became a Canadian Citizen in 1975. Franz was a dedicated family man and loved to see his great grandchildren come to visit.
A funeral service will be held at the Chilliwack Baptist Church on Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Interment at Oddfellows Cemetery.
Casket Bearers: Roland Judas, Walter Judas, Gary Lau, Don Davies, Roger Grover and Daniel Judas.
He is survived by his son Siegfried (Wendy); daughter Erika (Ernst), son-in-law Konrad Judas, sister-in-law Lilly Schulz, 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Adina Lau in March 1998, daughter Hildegard Judas in Sept. 1995 and daughter Gisela Wasyk in May, 1990.
PAXTON, George Foster - Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003
George passed away peacefully on October 21st in the presence of his family. George was born on Nov. 4, 1915 in Lashburn, Sask. His life was dedicated to his family and his friends all of who gave purpose and activity to his life.
George was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret who passed away in 1995. Dad is survived by his very proud family; sons Howie (Connie) of Christina Lake and Jack (Janis) of Abbotsford, daughters Joan (Bill) Powell of Cranbrook and Cindy (Lyle) Bowness of Vernon. George is also remembered by his loving companion of 6 years, Verna Robinson.
Papa leaves a wonderful legacy in his grandchildren, Robert, Andy (Niki), Trent (Samantha), Stacey, Kelly (Jim), Jeanie (Cayley), Darcy, Tara, Ryan, Jordan (Tanya), and Corey. Dad was “Papa-Great” to Caroline, Michael and Jake.
George is also survived by his loving sisters, Marion Trahan, and Alma Hague, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
One of dad’s greatest prides was his involvement with Kiwanis which he joined in the early 1960’s. Donations in dad’s name will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers, to the Golden Kiwanis, Chilliwack c/o P.O. Box 104, Chilliwack, V2P 6H7. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 11:00 am from the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Ireland officating.
Dad, you faced the toughest battle with the greatest dignity and grace and gave us all the most precious gifts: love and family. You will always be with us.
“Jump on that winged horse and go”!
SININGER, Major John F. (Si) - Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003
John Fredrick (Si) Sinninger late of Abbotsford, passed away on October 21, 2003 at 2:30 a.m. at MSA Hospital at the age of 84.
He was born December 1, 1918 at the Little Horseguard District, near Alhambra, Alta. His mother and father were pioneers in the area, arriving in 1910.
He was a retired Military Engineer, having served in the Canadian Forces. At the outset of the Second World War, he joined the Canadian Army Active Service Force with the 78th Battery RCA in Red Deer, Alta. and later transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers on posting to the 2CW Mortar Company RCE as a platoon Sergeant.
He served overseas with 1 Field Park Company RCE, 2nd Canadian Division and was promoted to the rank of Company Sergeant Major. He landed in France on D plus 1.
He served with 1 Field Park Company through France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany until the cessation of hostilities. He was mentioned in dispatches and received a special citation from Field Marshal Montgomery for his exemplary service above and beyond the call of duty. After the Second World War, he returned to Calgary with 13 Field Company RCE, and was posted to A & T Staff Alberta Area.
He was responsible for organizing and setting up Engineer Militia Units throughout Alberta. In 1947 he was posted to 23 Field Company RCE at Camp Chilliwack, B.C. He was that unit’s first post war Company Sergeant Major. In May 1948 he was promoted to RSM (SMI) of Training Wing, Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering (RCSME) and in 1950 was appointed RSM of RCSME and Camp Chilliwack.
He was selected for Canada’s top position of RSM of The Royal Military College, Kingston, Ont., and served in that position from July 1, 1958 to July 1, 1961.
He was commissioned in the rank of Captain on July 1, 1961 and posted back to Camp Chilliwack, B.C. He was promoted to the rank of Major on July 1, 1963 and as a Field Officer, Commanded Recruit Training Squadron and later Field Engineer Squadron at RCSME.
He earned his Paratroop Wings in 1948 and attended many military courses. He retired from the Canadian Army in 1970. An auditorium at CFB Chilliwack was named Sininger Hall in honour of his outstanding and dedicated service to the Royal Canadian Engineers. He was the founding member and organized the Royal Canadian Engineer (retired) Sapper Association, Chilliwack.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Hope; daughter Patricia of Princeton; his son Dwayne of Abbotsford; son Daryle of Calgary, Alta.; and Margaret of Winnipeg, Man. A sister Evelyn MacDonald of Rocky Mountain House, Alta.; a brother Charles of Greene, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 in Abbotsford.
At his request there will be no funeral. The family requests no flowers or donations to any organization on his behalf.
There will be a Celebration of Si’s Life at the Rhombus Hotel in Chilliwack on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003 at 1 p.m.
FLODSTROM, Eileen Isobel - Monday, 20 Oct 2003
Eileen Isobel Flodstrom, passed away at Heritage Village on October 20, 2003 at the age of 82 years. She was born in Maidstone, Sask. On October 10, 1921.
Eileen is survived by her children, Barbara Glennie of Chilliwack, Donald (Pat) Flodstrom of Kamloops, Cheryl (Garry) Klassen of Chilliwack, Wendy Flodstrom of Chilliwack, Grandchildren Brian (Rhonda), Dawn (Ron), Susan, Rob (Cheryl), Todd (Shauna), Jamie (Tim), Shanna, Devon and Lindsay, and numerous great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Ernie, Rolly, Tommy, Johnny, Kenny, Gerry and Bobby and sisters, Linda, Fern and Margaret, many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Sig in February 1984.
Eileen was a resident of Chilliwack for over 35 years. She was a loving and caring person who touched many lives. The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Lynn Tetz for all her help and support over the past 8 months. Eileen will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Services of Remembrance will be held on Friday, Oct. 24th at 2 pm from the Chapel of Henderson’s with Major Angus Haggarty officating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eileen’s name to the Alzheimers Society.