HILDA MABEL (MacLURE) WOOD
March 14, 1928 - January 8, 2009
It is with great sadness in our hearts we announce the unexpected passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and Aunt. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, Hilda was predeceased by baby sister Dorothy Mabel MacLure, grandson Ryan Wood, brothers in-law Willard Wood, John Wood and George Dockendorff, parents Jenny & Jack MacLure and great grandson Bryden Wood. Hilda was a teacher in a one room school house in Brookfield PEI, where she met and then married Hollis. They moved to Prince George in July of 1949 and in 1970 she became a substitute teacher until her retirement in 2000. Hilda was involved in the Canadian Legion and served on the executive for 10 years. She is survived by her loving husband Hollis T. Wood; sons Gary (Cheryle), Wayne (Clare), Ken (Mary) and Blair (Christy); 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; brother Sterling (Wilma) MacLure of PEI. Visitation to be held Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:00-8:00pm at Assman's Dignity Memorial Funeral Chapel 1908 Queensway St. Funeral service will be held Wednesday January 14 at 1:30pm at Lakewood Alliance Church, 4001 5th Ave. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the PG Hospice Society or the Legion Poppy Fund.
LEE, Gerald Edward
August 23, 1956 ~ January 1, 2009
Gerald passed away at home peacefully in his sleep after an extended illness. He leaves parents Eldon and Marjorie Lee, brothers: Peter (Chris) and Stuart (Michelle), sisters: Vickie Laverdure and Barb Tyo. Nieces and nephews: Laura, Ben, Amy, Sarah (Logan), Erin, Elicia, Brianna, Michael, James and Taylor. He also leaves his beloved dogs, Homer and Chryssie. He was predeceased by his brother Robert. Gerry was devoted to his family and loved the outdoors. He was an intuitive and successful hunter and fisherman. The family extends sincere thanks to Dr. Preston, Dr. Shin and nurses and staff of ICU and Internal Medicine of PGRH. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday January 17 at 2:00pm, St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1500 Edmonton St.). Reverend Herb Hilder officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Assman's Funeral Chapel.
Joyce Evelyn Lawrence 1921
Friday, January 9, 2009 5:00 PM
Joyce Evelyn Lawrence
1921 to 2009
Lawrence - Joyce Evelyn (Steven) passed away peacefully on January 7th 2009 in the loving company of her family after a long illness. Joyce was born in Brackendale B.C. on August 27th 1921. She was the middle daughter of Bernard and Edith Steven. She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Frey and survived by her sister Dora Hennessey. The family moved from Brackendale to Vancouver as the Great Depression hit in 1929 and experienced a difficult 10 years. She graduated from John Oliver High-school in Vancouver in 1939 and worked in secretarial positions until she moved to Prince George in early 1948 to work for her brother-in-law Frank Frey in his power saw shop. Soon after arriving in Prince George she met the love of her life, Richard Lawrence and they married on October 1st 1949. Four sons came into their lives; Dennis, Gordon, Don and Ken being born about two years apart. Their family was their focus and Joyce was a stay-at-home mom until the boys were in their late teens. She then worked as a secretary treasurer at Knox United Church until retirement and volunteered in other aspects of church business until recently. Joyce had an enduring love of nature and travel; enjoying many trips to a remote family cabin, driving truck and camper across North America, and traveling to Europe with her sister, cousin, and sister-in-law. She was a member of the Prince George naturalist club for many years. She is survived by Richard, her loving husband of 59 years, her sons Dennis (Miriam), Gordon (Inez), Don (Joyce) and Ken (Becky). Her special grandchildren are Steven Lawrence, Scott Lawrence (Laura), Kayla Mitchell (Matthew), Kelcie Smith, Kory Smith, Heather Lawrence, Courtney Lawrence, Jenna Lawrence, and Kimberly Lawrence. She also cherished three great grandchildren; Page Mitchell, Olivia Mitchell and Emily Lawrence. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church on Wednesday, January 14th 2009 at 2pm, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Prince George Chapter of Youth for Christ or the Prince George Branch of Habitat for Humanity would be welcome. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Schaffer Residence, the nursing staff at PGRH, and Dr. Shin for the wonderful care given to our dear Mum.
Gordon Arthur Chartrand
1933 - 2009
Will be missed by his loving family; Brothers Fred (Vera), Ray (Dolly), Marvin, and Sister Shirley Goodline. A funeral service will be held at 4:00PM on Saturday, January 10th at the Fraserview Crematorium Chapel located in the Prince George Cemetery.
Dora Adella Bronsdon
(Valley/Haney) After a long and rewarding life of 93 years, it is with great sadness and understanding that Dora's children, grandchildren, (great) great grandchildren, nieces and nephews had to say goodbye on Jan. 8th. She is survived and lovingly missed by her daughters Elaine Bennell and Verna (Frank) Strong, her sons Minard Haney and Ronald Haney. She was predeceased by, and had mourned the loss of, her first husband Clarence Haney then in later years her husband Aurin Bronsdon. Dora was also predeceased by her parents John and Emma Valley, brothers, sisters and sadly some grandchildren and other family members. To her friends and family she will Never be Forgotten and held peacefully in our hearts. Thank you to the caring staff at Simon Fraser Lodge, Dr. St. Rose and friends.
IRIS MARY WALTON HAGREEN
Born February 19, 1920 in Manchester, England Died January 7, 2009 in Prince George, Canada "It's a grand life if you don't weaken" After 88 11/12 years of living life to the fullest, our darling mother and the matriarch of our family closed her eyes for the last time. Mum's can-do attitude, charm and strength served her well as a dance instructor, army sergeant, Wolf Cub commissioner, health care administrator and in her Prince George "retirement" as the owner and teacher of Cabin Arts and then as Dr. Jaron's receptionist. Her passion and love served her well as a wife, mother, grandmother and neighbour as well as a much-loved resident of Simon Fraser Lodge. Iris was predeceased in 1999 by Harold, the man she would have followed to the ends of the earth. She leaves her brother Ray and his family in England, 5 children, their spouses, 15 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren as well as a much loved extended family. The abiding twinkle in her eyes has gone out. Service to be held at the chapel at Prince George Funeral Service at 1:00pm, Monday January 12, 2009.
SMITH, TODD MATHEW "Kaboogie"
Todd passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 22, 2008 at his home in Pritchard, BC at the age of 43. He is survived by his loving family; mother Marie S., son Jacob Robert, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the Pritchard Hall on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 1 - 4 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER'S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129, E-mail condolences to firstname.lastname@example.org. (MAILTO:email@example.com)
September 22, 1955 - December 31, 2008
Greg lost his 8 year battle with cancer at the age of 53. He maintained a positive attitude to the very end. He had an unshakable faith in God, love for family and friends and a very strong will to live. Giving up was never an option. Greg was born and raised in Calgary and always wanted to be a policeman. He joined the RCMP at 19 and 34 years later reached the rank of Inspector. He took great pride in that accomplishment. The RCMP was his extended family. He met many people during our Northern postings, both members and civilians, forming life long friendships. Greg was outgoing, friendly, compassionate, a great listener and truly cared about people. He was the life and soul of the party with his quick wit and infectious sense of humor. He had great respect for and took pride in the force and its members. Being a policeman wasn't just what he did it was part of who he was. His greatest joy was family, especially his daughters: Caitlin and Christina. They were his greatest gifts. He was incredibly proud of each milestone in their lives. His wife Calli was his soul mate and best friend. Next to family the love of his life was fishing and he did it with a passion. A fishing rod and chair next to the river and a cold beer. Greg's idea of heaven! He will be greatly missed and forever loved by his wife, Calli and daughters, Caitlin and Christina. He is survived by his loving parents: Henry & Marie, who meant the world to him; sisters: Gwen (Daryl), Darla (Gerry); brother of heart: Rob Stutt also mother-in-law: Shirley; brother-in-law: Larry (Trish); sister-in-law: Jill (Glen); nephews: Blaine, Ryan (Tiziana), Jordan; nieces: Kendra and Karlee and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A special thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Hospice house. You are an amazing group of people and made us all feel so welcome and cared for. Words can't express the gratitude of our family. Thanks also to Dr. Wiid, Dr. Verwey and Dr. Bishop and the awesome nurses at the cancer clinic. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm at Westwood Mennonite Church, 2658 S. Ospika Blvd with Pastor Mel Fehr and Chaplain Jim Turner, RCMP Pacific Region officiating. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice house or the Cancer Agency in Greg's name would be much appreciated.
Jean Walker Collier (nee Brechin)
Born January 24, 1912 in Kelowna, BC, passed away January 5th, 2009 in Kamloops, BC. Predeceased by her parents Barbara and Robert, brother Jack Brechin and husband William E. Collier. Survived by son William J. (Wendy Ramsay) of Prince George, BC, daughter Barbara Harris, Tacoma, Washington. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a long time resident of Kamloops and a resident of Pine Grove Care Center for the past 5 years.
McCabe, Bruce D.
April 13, 1926 - January 01, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Bruce, at the age of 82, of Parksville, BC. Bruce will be forever remembered by his loving wife Jean, of 28 years, 4 children, 3 step-daughters,15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 sister in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his former wife Lola, 4 brothers and 1 sister. Bruce was born in Prince George, BC where he lived and worked until 1968. He then came to Vancouver Island where he worked until retiring in 1990 at Parksville, BC. The family would like to thank Steve & Brenda Hadley who assisted at the scene, the Provincial Ambulance Services and the staff of the emergency department at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2009, at 2:00 PM at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Rd. Parksville, BC with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, PO Box 730, Parksville, BC V9P 2G8 or the Canadian Diabetes Association, Brooks Landing, 255 - 2000 Island Hwy. Nanaimo, BC V9S 5W3. Arrangements through YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (1-877-264-3848).
September 2, 1940 - January 10, 2009
Mr. Siegfried Kruger of Sangudo, AB, formerly of Prince George, BC passed away suddenly at the age of 68 years. A private family service will be held in Stony Plain, AB at a later date. If friends desire, Memorial Tributes may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 - 124 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H9. Parkland Funeral Services, Stony Plain, in care of arrangements. 780-963-2520.