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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Surrey - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

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Nellie Abbott

January 04, 1919 - March 21, 2005

Funeral arrangements by
Avalon & Surrey Funeral Home

Abbott, Nellie of Georgetown, Ontario passed away unexpectedly in Surrey BC March 21, 200 at the age of 86 years.
Nellie was predeceased by her husband Ronnie Abbott.
Nellie was the last survivor of a family of 11 siblings.
Survived by her loving family children Glenn (Dale Petersen) Abbott and Marilyn (Reg) Krock; grandchildren Julianna, David and Andrea and many other relatives and friends.
Nellie thoroughly enjoyed the many friends she met in Bridgeview and times spent by the Fraser River with her son.
Funeral Services will be held in Ontario.

Myrtle Elizabeth Peters (née Hagen)

December 19, 1920 - March 17, 2005

Funeral arrangements by
Avalon & Surrey Funeral Home

PETERS - Myrtle Elizabeth (Hagen) passed away peacefully on March 17, 2005 in her 85th year.
Her dear husband Bill died in 1988.
She leaves her son, Jeffrey Croxford (Portland, Oregon), stepson Brent Peters, sisters Marie (John) Relick, Doris (George) Prince, brothers Edward, Otto (Ole), John (Anita) Hagen and many nieces and nephews who remember Auntie Myrt with great affection.
She brought great joy to her family through her love of gardening, her fine needlework, and the fabulous meals we so often enjoyed at her table.
To the caring staff in units 52 and 53 at Surrey Memorial Hospital, the family extends gratitude and appreciation.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd at Avalon Surrey Funeral Home, 13288-108 Avenue, Surrey at 11:30 a.m. with reception to follow.

Wilhemina "Winnie" Gordon Finlayson

August 26, 1922 - March 15, 2005

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Avalon & Surrey Funeral Home

Finlayson - Wilhemina Gordon “Winnie” born in Elphinstone, Manitoba on August 26, 1922, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2005 in Richmond BC.
She is predeceased by husband Norman and lovingly remembered by her 2 sisters Agnes Coutts and Betty Griffith, 2 daughters Wendy (Danny) and Darleen (Darrell), 2 grandchildren Ben (Kitty) and Janine (Steve) and one great-grandson Lucas. During the war Wilhemina worked for Boeing riveting airplane wings. She loved to work in her garden and to bake; her specialty was shortbread and xmas cakes, which she shared generously with family and friends. She was thrilled to witness the marriage of her granddaughter and there were tears in her eyes when she held her great-grandson for the first time. On July 17, 2004 she attended her grandson’s wedding and the surprise wedding of her daughter Wendy after a brief 35 year engagement.
Win was a thoughtful and caring person, a loving mother and wife and a good neighbor.
She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Holy Family and the Richmond General ICU.
Donations in lieu of flowers to a charity of your choice.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Hilda Hitje Westra (née Tabak)

June 06, 1914 - February 12, 2005

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Avalon & Surrey Funeral Home

WESTRA, Hilda (nee Tabak) predeceased by her husband Ralph Westra in 1994.
Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, February 12, 2005.
She is survived by her 8 daughters and 6 sons-in-law; Teresa (Harry), Florence (John deceased), Audrey (Hans), Grace (Peter), Sandra, Betty (Thomas), Hilda (Phil), and Evelyn (Vic); 25 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and Jack; one sister, Atty Feenstra of Dokkum, Netherlands, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She will be remembered for her love for God, her love for her family and her love for her many, many dear friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church of Vancouver, 2670 Victoria Dr., Vancouver, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. followed by a get together for family and friends in the Church Annex.
Prior to Memorial Service, a Graveside Service for family and very close friends will be at 11:00 a.m. at Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave., Surrey, B.C.

Ronald Thomas Miller

September 06, 1942 - February 03, 2005

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Avalon & Surrey Funeral Home

Miller - Ronald Thomas, born September 06, 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away peacefully February 03, 2005 in Surrey, British Columbia.
Forever missed by his wife Velma; children Kim, Thomas (Rolanda), Ronnie (April) and Shannon; stepchildren Jamie, Shane, Wally, and Penny; grandchildren Jill, Robbie, David, Alisha, Bradley, Aaron, Brett, Alana, Ashley, Renee, Kyle, Janelle and Jaylene; great-grandchildren Isaac and Alexis; brother Pat (Judy); mother Anne and dad Frank. Special thank you to Shannon and Rolanda.
He will be sadly and greatly missed by all.

James Alexander Holford

May 24, 1976 - January 20, 2005

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Avalon & Surrey Funeral Home

Holford, James Alexander passed away suddenly at home on January 20, 2005 at the age of 28 years, with his wife and son by his side.
He was the beloved husband of Melanie and devoted Dad of Bradley, Brooklyn and Ryan.
James was an amazing father to Bradley and was so very excited about the birth of the twins.
Tragically, he was taken too soon to meet them, but he will forever watch over his beautiful family.
James will be greatly missed by mother Margaret (Tim), father Tony (Jenny) in Greece, brother, Matthew (Jody), niece Kalie, as well by relatives and friends throughout Canada and England. James' greatest love aside from his family and friends was hockey, hockey, hockey!!!
The funeral service will be held Friday, February 4, 2005 at 1:00 pm, at Avalon Surrey Funeral Home, 13288-108th Avenue, Surrey B.C., viewing one hour prior. Burial to follow at Victory Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund for James' children in care of CIBC Branch 720 account 8059934 would be greatly appreciated.

Marilyn Faye Nicholson

Funeral arrangements by
Avalon & Surrey Funeral Home

Nicholson; Marilyn Faye. February 19, 1940 - July 26, 2004.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.
She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing.
Survived by husband Ken, son Bob (Barb), daughter Nancy (Brad) and adored grandchildren Colton, Daniel, Beverley and Lucas.
She is also survived by her brothers Peter (Kathy), Dave (Rose) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be held at the Avalon Surrey Funeral Home, 13288 108th Ave Surrey on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 1:00 pm.
Reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marilyn's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, 1212 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2.

Mrs. Elda Marion Mayer (née Engel)

December 09, 1931 - October 17, 2004

Funeral arrangements by
Valley View Funeral Home (Surrey)

Mayer, Elda Marion(nee Engel) of Surrey, BC passed away peacefully iwth her loving family by her side on Sunday, October 17, 2004, age 72 years. Predeceased by her brother Edwin Engel. Survived by her loving husband Ernest; daughters, Debbie, Gayle (Stephen) Lewis; son Gerry (Donna); three grandchildren, Andrea, Kaela and Sydney; two brothers, Earl and Wesley Engel; numerous nieces and nephews. The family wish to thank Dr. Alexiadis and nurse Pat from the community palliative team. A special thank you to all of the nurses who cared for our Mum on the Palliative Care Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 10:30 am at Valley View Funeral Home Chapel, 14660-72nd Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to BC Cancer Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Valley View Funeral Home.

A. "Sandy" Alexander Menzies, PhD. Econ
June 27, 1940 - February 08, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Valley View Funeral Home (Surrey)

Menzies: A. Alexander (Sandy), PhD. (Econ) born in Fergus, Ontario in 1940, Sandy died in Vancouver February 8, 2005 after a lengthy illness. Formerly of Ottawa, he is survived by his wife and best friend Susan (Meredith). Beloved brother of Heather Beecroft (Toronto), uncle of Christopher Beecroft, brother-in-law to Leslie Lewin, Deborah MacDougall, Hilary Meredith, David Meredith, Jocelyn Hidi, Michael Meredith and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Albert A. and Helen I. (Muir) Menzies. Educator, public servant, champion horse breeder and community volunteer "Sandy' will be missed by many friends and relatives, Merediths and Menzies alike. Thanks to Dr. Brian Calvin and Dr. Michael Kenyon of Nanaimo and the BC Transplant team for their compassionate care. Sandy's desire for a private cremation has been respected. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Ontario. Donations in his memory can be made to the Dave and Grace Meredith Fund, Univ. of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa K1Y 4W7 or to the Nanaimo Community Hospice, 1729 Boundary Avenue, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4P3. "As long as there is someone who loves us, we will remain alive. Memories make us immortal." - Leo Buscaglia

Dorothy Helen Powel-Harper (née Leischner)
January 24, 1925 - January 29, 2005
Funeral arrangements by
Valley View Funeral Home (Surrey)

Powel-Harper, Dorothy Helen (nee: Leischner) passed away peacefully January 29, 2005 at Fleetwood Place in Surrey at the age of 80 years. Predeceased by brothers; Gordon, Norman and sister Leona. Survived by her loving and devoted husband of fifteen years Bob. Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her sons; Blaine, Barry (Daryl), Van (Roxanne) and Philip, her two grandchildren Crystal and Matthew. Her brother Melvin Leischner, as well as other family members and friends also remember her. Dorothy enjoyed many years with the Coquitlam School Board and then with the RCMP until her retirement. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday February 9 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Valley View Funeral Home 14660 72 Ave. Surrey. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Surrey Stroke Recovery Association #37-8670 156 Street, Surrey, BC V3S 3S1 would be appreciated.

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