KIMMEL, Eino Jalmar - Monday, 20 Oct 2003
Eino Kimmel late of Chilliwack and formerly of Powell River, passed away on October 20, 2003. He was born in Yeoford, Alberta and lived in the Chilliwack area for the last seven years.
Eino served overseas in the army during WWII. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #164. He loved lawn and carpet bowling, fishing, boating, travelling, playing cards and woodworking.
Eino is survived by his loving wife Rose Adrian, 5 daughters; Marguerite Morrison of Edmonton, Alberta, Maureen (Bill) Glowasky of Courtney, MaryAnne (Don White) Hayton of Qualicum Beach, Molly (Dennis Waller) White of Ladysmith, Carol Watt of Fort McMurray, Alberta, 2 brothers, Art and Frank Kimmel and 4 sisters, Ruth Petty, Ida Kangas, Taime Pleasants and Anne Stryvoke. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces nephews.
Eino was predeceased by his first wife Cassie in 1995, mother Hilma Lammi, father Hans Kimmel, brothers Helmer, Hans, Eddie and sisters Helen Kramer, Mamie Magnell and Lillian Kimmel.
He will always be remembered and loved.
A Celebration of Life tea will be held Monday, October 27, 2003 in the tea room at Henderson’s Funeral Home between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.
HIRD-RUTTER, Frank - Monday, 20 Oct 2003
Nov. 23, 1928-Oct. 20, 2003
Heaven became a richer place with the passing of Frank Hird-Rutter.
Frank was truly a renaissance man. He held degrees in mathematics, economics, theology and everything in between. He was an artist, writer, philosopher and a scribe.
He was a man of integrity, who as a journalist would choose incarceration rather than revealing his sources.
He was a man of honour who served his Queen as a commissioned officer in all three of her forces before he was 30.
He was a sage who knew that knowledge without the wisdom to apply it, was worthless knowledge.
He knew the most valuable gift in the world was the gift of a smile, and handed them out with regularity.
He would give a job to the jobless, open his home to the homeless, and give his heart to the heartless.
As a Pastor a grieving man came to him, upset that he had no suit to wear to his sister’s funeral. Frank took a suit from his own closet, a shirt and tie from his drawer and a pair of shoes from under the bed and gave them to the grieving man. When Frank’s wife May asked if he had given the things away or just loaned them, Frank’s reply was simply “I guess it depends on how long he needs them.’’
His infinite love for people close to him was witnessed daily as he walked hand in hand with his wife of 53 years, as he still opened the door to the car for her and as he still held her chair for her.
The love they shared blossomed into five new families and 14 grandchildren, all of them blessed to have him in their lives, all of them proud to be his son, daughter, or grandchild.
His love for others was evident in the extended family he would create, people he met along the way, people he shared his home with, his meals with, his heart with. Frank knew to be successful in life you must balance knowledge, emotions, and faith, an art he had mastered.
He brushed the lives of millions of people, with his writings, his teachings, and his devotion. All who have been touched by him are truly blessed.
He will be missed, but never forgotten.
BROWN, Norman - Sunday, 19 Oct 2003
Norman Brown passed away peacefully October 19, 2003 in Chilliwack General Hospital. Norman was born on July 31, 1916 in Pilot Butte, Sask.
He is survived by his brother Victor and wife Stella of Chilliwack; his nieces and nephews, Shelly and Danny Mallari of Chilliwack, and Dorothy and Bill Sturgeon of Burns Lake; and his step-son Jim Satterthwaite of Vancouver.
Norman was predeceased by his wife Isabel; his brothers, Stan, Alfred and Tom; and his sisters, Pat and Sheila.
Norman spent most of his life in the Chilliwack area, and especially the city of Chilliwack. In many motorhome trips throughout North America, Norman and Isabel acquired the large number of antiques that made them famous among friends and family alike.
Norman was a renowned gardener, and throughout his life remained avidly interested in all things local, provincial and national. In one of his last spirited conversations with Jim the day before his death he was still expressing his firm interests in the possible unification of the conservative Right in Canada.
Norman will be deeply missed by his family and his many Chilliwack friends.
The family would like to thank the Chilliwack General Hospital staff and especially the nurses on the 4th Floor East for their care and attention.
DRUMMOND, John - Sunday, 19 Oct 2003
Late of Chilliwack, passed away peacefully at MSA Hospital in Abbotsford on October 19, 2003. Born in Scotland on October 26,1934.
Predeceased by his wife Darla Joyce Drummond (May 2, 2002)
Survived by his daughter Laura Muir, (Shawn) and his very best pal, grandson Colin John Adamson Muir, and sister Margaret Bradford and family. (Aylesbury, England).
John was with Vancouver City Police from 1967-1971 and Abbotsford Police from 1971-1993.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Canadian Cancer Society or Hospice Society.
Special thanks to the staff at the Vancouver Cancer Clinic and the Nurses from 3 West, Palliative Care, a true blessing!
A Wake (Celebration of Life) will be held at the Vedder Legion Br #280, 5661 Vedder Rd. Chilliwack on November 2, 2003 at 1 p.m. All welcome.
BANGMA, Donna Marie - Thursday, 25 Nov 2004
It is with great sadness that we let people know that Donna passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at the age of 61.
Born in Nelson, B.C., Donna has been a member of the Chilliwack community since she moved her in 1972. She did lots of volunteer work in the community and enjoyed her life here with her family and friends.
Mom was always giving unconditionally of herself and did not expect anything in return. She had a heart of gold.
She will be greatly missed by her husband, daughter, and three sons, as well as by her 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandson, numerous brothers, sisters, and people that her life had touched.
If you wish to attend the funeral services, they will be held at the Woodlawn Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 at 1:30 p.m.
We love her, miss her, and she will not be forgotten. God bless you and rest in peace. Forever in our hearts and thoughts, love forever, your family.
CHAPPELL, Ron Alan - Tuesday, 23 Nov 2004
Mr. Ron Alan Chappell, late of Abbotsford, passed away on November 23, 2004 at the age of 35 years, at home.
He is survived by his son Rick (10 years), companion of 7 years Marshalla, mother Linda Harris (George), father Dennis (Norma), grandparents Edith and Alan Thompson, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Ernie and Bernice Chappell and uncle Maurice.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, with Rev. Doug Ireland officiating.
Burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Envision Credit Union, account #5296736 in trust for Ron’s son Rick.
ZIEBART (nee Laville, Erikson), Beverly Anne - Monday, 22 Nov 2004
Born February 9, 1948, passed away peacefully Monday, November 22, 2004 at Royal Columbian Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Bev was the loving and devoted mother to Kim, Tracey and many others who called her “Mom”.
Beloved youngest child of her surviving mother, Mary and her deceased father, Peter. Sister to Stan, Carol and Barbara; grandmother to Brandon (12), Megan (10), Tyler (10), Tiana (6) and Kyla (7 months). Bev was a friend to many.
She was a vibrant woman who’s presence touched many lives. Her special love and guidance will be sadly missed.
Join us for a celebration of her life on Friday, November 26th, 2004 at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC.
WOODHEAD, Blanche Marie - Tuesday, 23 Nov 2004
Blanche Woodhead passed away at the Chilliwack General Hospital on November 23, 2004 at the age of 92 years. She is late of Chilliwack, B.C.
She is survived by her loving family, Chelis Gove of Auburn Washington, USA and numerous cousins and friends.
A private family cremation service will be held. Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack, B.C.
Donations to the B.C. Cancer Society may be made.
TEMPLE, Gladyce Viola - Wednesday, 17 Nov 2004
Gladyce Viola Temple passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 with family by her side. Formerly of Surrey, B.C. she was born in Lang, Saskatchewan on September 5, 1920.
Gladyce is survived by her son Dennis (Sheila) Temple, two grandsons, Duane Temple, Derrick (Shana) Temple. She also had three great grandchildren which she truly adored and admired, Tyler Temple, Gwenyth and Ava Temple, all of Yarrow, B.C.
She was predeceased by her husband Phillip Temple in 1978.
Gladyce always opened her home for visitors or family to stay at anytime.
It was her wish that there be no funeral or memorial service but a family gathering will be held at a later date with interment at Fort Langley Cemetery.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Dr. Kerr and Dr. Son and the home care nursing staff and home support staff, especially Mable and Gisela. Also, a special thanks to Rita.
SCHULZ (nee Buehler), Wanda Beryl - Thursday, 11 Nov 2004
After a courageous battle against cancer, passed away peacefully but much too soon, November 11, 2004 with her family at her side. She was born July 30, 1939 in Chilliwack, BC to (predeceased) Henry and Elizabeth Buehler.
Wanda will be lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend of 47 years, Johnny; her daughter Kimberly (predeceased William) Hodal; son Michael (Dalene) Schulz; sisters Vercie (Dave) Belgrove and Cheryl (Fred) Feistmann. She was a very special "Omi" to her three grandchildren; Fayme Hodal, Westley & Clayton Schulz; and will be sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, extended family, and innumerable friends.
A Coquitlam resident for over 42 years, Wanda raised her children, kept books for her husband's business, enjoyed bowling in a local coffee league, and organizing family gatherings with her sisters. She was a terrific cook, enjoyed country music and took great pride in her family, home and garden. Recent years were spent travelling with her husband and close friends and enjoying her grandchildren.
She will be missed but never forgotten.
OLSON (nee Gilgan), Sarah (Sadie) - Friday, 19 Nov 2004
Sarah (Sadie) (nee Gilgan) Olson, formerly of Tchesinkut Lake, Sardis, and Chilliwack, B.C., died on the morning of November 19, 2004 in Abbotsford.
She was predeceased by her husband Ken; and oldest son David; and is survived by her children, Alice Martin, Thomas Olson, Janet Jenks, George Olson, Judy Morgan, Richard Olson, and Rosemary McCarten, and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; as well as her brothers and sisters, Bill Gilgan, Janet Shaffer, mary Axen, Ruby Forsyth, Pat Gilgan, Rosalie Hardie, and Michael Gilgan.
A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 27555-31 Ave., Aldergrove, B.C. on November 30, 2004 at 2 p.m.
MIDDLETON, Judith Ann - Sunday, 21 Nov 2004
After a valiant battle with cancer, Judy passed away in her home with her loving husband Bob at her side, on November 21, 2004. Judy was born in Summerside, PEI.
She worked at the Chilliwack General Hospital for many years. Her love for all types of gardening and crafts was immense.
Judy was predeceased by her loving father Reginald Thompson and Uncle Erwin Thompson.
Judy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 13 years, Bob; mother, Ruth Thompson, step-children, Joe (Michelle), Tammy, Darlene (Quinten); 6 grandchildren Nicholas, Curtis, Jenna, Jarrod, Susan, Sydney; sister, Nancy Poles; brother, Gregory (Linda), niece, Danielle and nephews, Mathew, Jacob and Branden.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday December 4, 2004 at 1:30 pm from the chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Childrens’ Hospital Foundation would be appreciated
“If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I’d walk the path of heaven
And bring you back again.”