ERIC CLIFFORD RIBER CHRISTENSEN
May 12, 1958 - October 8, 2008
"My best DAD" Loving husband and best friend of his wife, Lee, and proud father of his children Rodney and Marissa. Much loved son of Beverley Christensen and the late Sven Christensen. One of Eric's great passions was hockey. He began playing when he was very young (his mom committing herself to being his chauffeur and his staunchest supporter), eventually to play for the Spruce Kings and thereafter to play recreational hockey for many years. He shared this passion with his son Rodney, teaching him with love and devotion to play hockey to the best of his ability. Another passion was the outdoors, and the cabin at Francois Lake where many happy days were spent. His greatest passion was his family, and in addition to his wife, son, daughter and mother this quiet, gentle man leaves to mourn his brother Paul, sisters Suzanne and Jill (David) Zilke, nieces Laura, Sarah, Anna Zilke. Step daughter Wendy (Richard) Speer, step-grandchildren Alyssa and Shelby Speer and step son Jeremy Datoff. Father-in-law Roy (Millie) Christensen, sister-in-laws Joycie (Bruce) Christensen and Susanne Sovic (Elroy), brother-in-law Milton (Carmen) Christensen, and his many church, hockey, and working friends. His untimely death leaves an empty place in the heart of many that will be impossible to fill. Eric, I did have you from hello, but only for a season, I thank you. Memorial services will be held on October 17, 2008 at Hartland Baptist Church, 6599 Driftwood Road, Prince George, BC at 1:00pm. To follow from 2:30pm - 5:00pm a gathering of family and friends to be held at 270 Bateman Road (Eric's home).
May 3, 1930 - October 3, 2008
Hendrik (Henry) passed away peacefully in the presence of his family. A devoted and hard-working husband, father, and grandfather (Opa), Henry will be remembered as the pillar of the family who was our example of strong Godly character and family values. Henry was born in Curacao, Dutch West Indies and has enjoyed living in Curacao, Holland, and Canada. He is now in heaven with his beloved son Henry (1957-1979). He is survived by his loving wife, Pietje of 53 years, daughters Fern and Ingrid (Mark), sons Simon (Sandie), Robert (Susan), Bernard (Loretta), Ernest (Connie), and Peter (Stella), 25 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The family would like to express its gratitude to the caring and dedicated staff at Simon Fraser Lodge. Donations to the Alzheimers society gratefully accepted. A memorial service to honor his life will be held at St.Giles Presbyterian church, 1500 Edmonton Street, on Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 12 noon. Rev. Herb Hilder officiating. "THE GREATEST MAN WE EVER KNEW FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS."
LILLY, Donald (Pie Pie).
Donald went to be with his Lord Sept 18, 2008 at the age of 74. There will be a celebration of Donald's life at the Native Friendship Center, 1600 3rd Ave, Prince George, BC, Oct 12, 2008 at 11:00 am. Donald is survived by: sisters; Vera Thompson & Merle Bartanos; brother: Austin; special cousin Lorne Mindel, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Father: Henry Lilly; Mother: Celine Lilly; special aunts & uncles: Alice and Eveard Mindel, Lillian and Simon Mindel. Pastor Jim Kavanagh officiating. Donald's hobbies were fishing and Kareokee, he loved to sit and talk about old times. Donald will be missed by all. There will be a luncheon to follow after the service at the Native Friendship Centre.
Margaret Rose Park
PARK - Margaret Rose, passed away in Rotary Hospice House on Saturday, May 11, 2002 at the age of 64 years. Margaret was predeceased by her mother Marguerite, in 1968, and is survived by her loving husband, Doug, son, Wayne (Gloria) Sutherland, daughters, Debbie Wong, Sandy (Jim) Braaten, Barb Toivola and Michelle Constantinescu, 9 grandchildren, Lori, Jeremy, Nick, Ashley, Christina, Tynel, Cassandra, Sierra, & Justin, brother, Dave (Andrea) Ferguson, sister, June (Al) Grobowsky, numerous other relatives and many friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2002, at 10:00am from the chapel of Prince George Funeral Service Ltd., 1014 Douglas Street, with funeral service to follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Steve Nemeth officiating. Interment in Prince George City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret's honor to the Rotary Hospice House would be appreciated. Prince George Funeral Service Ltd. in care of arrangements.564-3880.
OLSON, ASHLEY fought the good fight for 27 months and now God called her home to be with the Angels. Ash was born December 8, 1993 and has passed away at 2:45 pm, May 12, 2002. She is loved and missed by all who new her. Her mom and dad, Tammy and Lloyd Olson invite all who knew her to the Hixon Community Hall on Friday, May 17, 2002 at 1:00 pm for her Funeral Service. Phil Harlow will be pastoring. Reception to follow at Jim & Sue Dean's at Hixon. For information and directions phone 250-998-4308 in Hixon.
CLARKSON, Frances (Fran) passed away at home in Prince George, surrounded by her loving family. Fran is survived by her daughters, Denise (Randy) Smith of Prince George and Marlene Campeau of Coquitlam, 5 grandchildren Annette (Ken), David (Stacy), Amber, Alicia & Ashlee. 5 great grandchildren, Danielle, Marcus, Austin, Colton and Chloe, also numerous relatives and friends. Fran is predeceased by her loving husband Richard Clarkson. Funeral Services will take place at Burquitlam Funeral Chapel, 625 North Rd, Coquitlam. Visitation/prayers Tuesday, May 14 from 6-8pm. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 15 at 11am.
JAEGER, FRIEDA (STACHER)
JAEGER, FRIEDA (STACHER) -- Born March 25, 1925 in Zurich, Switzerland. Passed away peacefully at the Hamlets, Penticton on December 14, 2008 with friend and representative Lloyd Raspberry by her side. She was predeceased by her parents Oscar and Anna Stacher of Zurich, Switzerland; sister Gertrude (Trudy) of Switzerland and sister, Heidi Quine-Stacher of Hauanchaco- Trujillo, Peru as well as divorced husband, Fred Jaeger of Oliver, B.C.. Survived by nephew, Oscar Quine-Stacher of Peru. Frieda lived in Prince George where she worked many years as a meat wrapper for Woodwards Food Floor. In 1994 she made the big move to the sunny Okanagan and enjoyed her retirement. She spoke five languages fluently. She enjoyed her travel trips abroad, enjoyed going to St. Ann's Church and meeting new friends. Even with declined health she was a true people person to the end. She will be missed by her longtime and close friends, Ernie and Hanna Merz and their family of Prince George, Fred and Bernice Ruppel of Westbank, William (Pim) Van Stolk, Alan and Nancy Stewart, Fred and Joyce Kidner and Dennis Walker all of Penticton, Margaret James of Nanaimo, Donna Edmunds of Pinatan Lake, B.C. and Frank and Corry Edmunds of Houston, B.C. Lloyd would like to thank the Hamlets staff for the excellent care they gave to Frieda as well as Dr. Jack Kooy and staff, Charles Albas and Judith Peterson of Albas Wahl for looking after her legal matters and is grateful to all those who have helped in anyway with Frieda's care. No Service By Request. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations to the Local SPCA would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 493-4112.
Alfred Schmidt Klaus
KLAUS, ALFRED SCHMIDT Went to be with the Lord, December 3, 2008 in Vancouver, BC at the age of 61. Lovingly remembered and mourned by wife Cynthia, children Christina, Lee, Christopher and Simon. In Germany his mother, brother, sister and family mourn his loss. Predeceased by his father in Germany. Recently retired from Canfor after working 32 years. Favorite pastimes hunting and fishing with friends. A private memorial was held.
Our brother and Uncle Wayne was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on May 11th, 1940. Wayne was predeceased by our father Harold, mother Evelyn (Goldman) and most recently our brother Ted. Wayne will be remembered by his remaining brother Jerry (Tammy) and his 5 sisters Doris (Erhard), Maureen (Norman), Connie (Vern), Darlene (Bob), Maxine (Peter), sister-in-law Rika, as well as his 19 nieces and nephews and 37 great nieces and nephews. In memory of Wayne his very large family has made a donation to the Kidney Foundation of BC. We would also like to recognize and thank the BC Transplant Society for all the support they provided in helping us identify Darlene and Maxine as matches to donate a kidney to Wayne. Unfortunately the transplant was not possible but the process of testing provided irreplaceable time with our brother. The most important gift our parents had provided us with was the gift of each other. Wayne's love of the Lord has secured him a place in Heaven where we know we will see him again..... John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ever lasting life.
McMillan, Blain Desmond
Oct 29, 1953 - Dec 16, 2008
It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of a dear husband, father, brother and friend. Blain succumbed to his courageous battle with cancer on Tues, Dec 16, 2008. Blain was predeceased by his precious daughter Brittany Jean in 2006. Blain leaves behind his loving wife Carla, sons Frank & Darren, grandchildren Cassandra & Cody, brothers Dan, Terry & Jason, sisters Connie, Gwen, Brenda, Carmen & Kim, Mother & Father-in-law Frank & Jean Leeson, sister-in-law Heather, many nephews & nieces and life long friends. Blain had a special bond with nephew Daniel & good friend Jim who kept Blain going throughout his illness, their huge support was appreciated by Carla & family. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Columbus Community Center, Domano Blvd with Elizabeth Zook officiating.
MELYNCHUK, Irene - Of Kelowna, passed away in the Kelowna General Hospital on December 14th, 2008 at the age of 96 years. Irene was born in Parkview, Sask on August 28th, 1912. She is survived by her son Billy (Ducky) Melynchuk; granddaughter Marni (Thomas) Esson; grandson Wyatt Melynchuk; great grandson Van Esson; and brother-in-law William Melynchuk. Irene is predeceased by her husband John; son Maurice Melynchuk (R.C.M.P.); brothers Metropolitan Archbishop Waysly Fedak, Mathew Fedak, Michael Fedak, Alex Fedak, Peter Fedak and sister Dorothea Kucey. Gramma, as we called her, was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She always had a story to tell that would put a smile on your face. Such a talented woman! She could sew, cook and fix anything. She will be remembered for her generosity, kindness and her Ukrainian cooking. We were very blessed to have had her in our lives. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave on Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 11:00 AM. A Private Family interment will take place in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Irene. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299
Michael Scott Gray
February 24, 1969 - April 8, 2008
Michael (Mike) Scott Gray, passed away suddenly due to a medical condition, on April 8, 2008 while in the line of duty as a BC Ambulance Service Paramedic in Vancouver, B.C. Born February 24, 1969 in Quesnel, B.C. Mike is predeceased by his mother Mary, his grandparents, William and Katherine Gray and Henry and Christina Ewan. He is survived by his father Simon; sister Nadine; step-mother Barbara; step-sister Leanne and step-brother Kevin. Mike will also be missed by his extended Paramedic family from across the province. Mike was raised in Fraser Lake, B.C. where his love for the outdoors, motorcycles and amateur radio began. As a teenager he was diagnosed with a rare genetic kidney disease and underwent dialysis for several years until a successful kidney transplant in 1993. The donor was a vibrant young girl, Martha Bryan of Victoria and her family holds a special place in our hearts. The transplant enabled Mike to begin his adult life and his work as a paramedic for the BC Ambulance Service. Mike's work as a paramedic was his greatest pleasure. Mike joined the ambulance service in 1997 in Fraser Lake, he later transferred to Dawson Creek, Chilliwack, Central Saanich and Hope as well as several stations in the Lower Mainland. Mike truly loved working for BC Ambulance Service, Life Flight, and Cromedica Prime Research. The friendships he developed in the service meant a great deal to him. In the short time he was with us, he lived his life to the fullest. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to his Paramedic partner, the Ambulance crews, Vancouver Police, Vancouver Fire Rescue, and the VGH Emergency staff who responded to the call. A memorial service and honours procession is planned at the Chilliwack Prospera Place on Tuesday April 15th at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Easter Seal House, The Transplant Society of BC or the CKNW Orphans Fund.