Hamm, Leonard T. - Saturday, 28 Aug 2004
Len Hamm, formerly of Kamloops, and lately of Mission, BC is at peace.
He is survived by his loving family: daughters Ruby (Larry Reynolds) and Pauline Johnson (Ron); sons Emil (Anna), Homer (Ivana), Bernard (Cathy), Calvin (Rhonda), Flick Billingsley (Margie); eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his beloved wife Bertha in September, 2003, parents Peter and Mary Hamm, and sister Esther Schmidik. Survived by sisters Hannah Neufeld, Edna Hobbs, Gertrude (Frank) Martens, and brother Clifford (Marie).
Dad was born in Herbert, Saskatchewan and led a rich and varied life. He was a farmer, woodsman, musician, carpenter, craftsman, and romantic. Len married the love of his life, Bertha, on June 18, 1944. They were together for 59 adventurous years. Their odyssey took them from Didsbury, Alberta to Radium. For a number of years they settled in the Edmonton area. Warmer weather and construction prompted a move to Kamloops in 1966. The opportunity to build his dream home lured mom and dad to Mission in 1976.
Len was unwavering in his convictions and his faith. He helped build a number of churches, in Kamloops, Kitimat and Mission and served the church in numerous other capacities.
Sawdust was in dadís blood and if something could be built out of wood, he was up to the challenge. Some of his happiest hours were spent working on Ďprojectsí with his children and grandchildren in his wood shop. Loving reminders of dad are present in all of our homes.
A memorial celebration of Lenís life is scheduled for Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 2:00 pm at the North Side Community Church, 33507 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, BC.
In lieu of flowers, and consistent with dadís life-long love of reading, donations may be made in his name to The Wycliffe Bible Translators or any other literacy group.
"Ö let the lower lights be burning Ö "
OTTESON, Cheryl Lynne (Reddicopp) - Sunday, 24 Oct 2004
Cheryl Lynne (Reddicopp)
Dec. 22, 1956 - Oct. 24, 2004
After a brief, but valiantly fought battle with cancer, Cheryl Lynne Otteson went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Oct. 24, 2004.
ďCookieĒ was predeceased by her mother Viola Reddicopp (Peters) and her father Phil Reddicopp. She is survived by the loves of her life, her son Rick Otteson (Debbie) and her daughter Nicole Otteson. Left to rejoice in her memories are her siblings: Evangeline Reddicopp (Trevor), Dallas Reddicopp (Evelyn) and family, Arlene Hemmann (Rick) and family, LaVonne Reddicopp, Darcy Reddicopp (Dori) and family. Cheryl will also be deeply missed by her stepmother Mary Reddicopp, her stepbrothers Ron (Debbie) Bartsch and family, and Glenn Bartsch. As well as being mourned by an extensive extended family, Cheryl will be fondly remembered by her special friends, her church family, and her support network, all who were of such great comfort to her. With a twinkle in her eye, and her mischievous smile, Cheryl was an inspiration to all who knew her.
A celebration of Cherylís life will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004 at Cherylís beloved church, the First Avenue Church of God in Chilliwack. Personal Alternative in charge of funeral arrangements. Online memorial available at www.personalalternative. com. If wished, donations can be made in Cherylís memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC Cancer Foundation or to Safe Haven Pet Rescue in Chilliwack.
OSLUND, Ralph Anton - Sunday, 24 Oct 2004
June 2, 1938 - October 24, 2004
Our dear friend, brother, uncle and fatherís suffering ended peacefully at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Ralph was predeceased by his mother Anna; father Anton; brothers Roy, Henry, Olaf and Edmon. He is survived by brother Gordon of Kimberley; sister Margaret of Kimberley; son Kevin Skarbo of Maple Ridge; daughter Heather Skarbo; niece Lynn (Vince, Justin and Amy) King of Mission; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and friends throughout BC and Alberta.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all of Ralphís friends who made him smile and enriched his life in his final years.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 in the activity room of Pleasant View Apartments, 7540 Hurd Street, Mission, BC from
2 p. m. to 4 p. m.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn
Mission Funeral Home
MIERAU, John David - Tuesday, 26 Oct 2004
John David Mierau
Sept. 4, 1928 - Oct. 26, 2004
John Mierau went to be with the Lord after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lydia, son Cameron (Linda) Mierau; and daughter Marlis (Fred) Peters. He was the loving grandfather of six teenagers: Ian, Jeffrey, and Luke Mierau, Michael, Eric and Emily Peters. He is also survived by brothers Peter (Mary) Mierau, Jake (Lucille) Mierau, Ed (Agnes) Balzer, Reuben (Esther) Balzer, and sisters Nettie Rempel, Martha Lesser, Bertha Peters, Tina Halvorson, and Elizabeth Voth.
John was born in Langham, Sask. the third youngest of a large blended family. He grew up and worked alongside his step-father and brothers on the family farm until he found employment in Saskatoon.
In June, 1957, John married Lydia Ediger and they lived and worked in Saskatoon for six years. During that time their son Cameron and daughter Marlis were born. In 1963 Johnís love of the land prompted him to move his family to Abbotsford, BC where he bought a small dairy farm. Then in 1968 John and Lydia purchased another farm where he based his custom-work business and raised beef cattle. In that home of 35 years, they taught their children to love the Lord and to work hard and to enjoy themselves. John and Lydia moved to their townhouse in 1993 but instead of retiring John worked on Darshan Mahillís farm and enjoyed his relationship with the Mahills.
John will be remembered for his deep love and devotion to God and his dedication and generosity to his church and MCC-BC. His love for his wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and extended family was always evident. John also loved music, which was part of his life since childhood. He used his rich tenor voice to sing his favourite hymns that brought praise and worship to God. He also enjoyed being out in Godís creation and his lifeís work and hobbies reflected that. He liked all animals and enthusiastically went on walks and hikes. Throughout his life John instilled these passions in his children and grandchildren and they thank God for his life and his wise and loving heart. He will be sadly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, Nov. 1, 2004 at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 3471 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MCC-BC. The family wishes to thank the staff of Sherwood Manor for their excellent and compassionate care for John Mierau.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Directors in care of arrangements
MENARD, Ray - Tuesday, 26 Oct 2004
Ray Menard, formerly of Abbotsford, passed away in Kamloops, BC on October 26, 2004 at 73 years of age. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth and children Beverley (Marko) Shehova of Golden, BC, Diane (Roger) Nadeau of Kamloops, Elaine (Greg) Jones of Kamloops and Gail (Bill) Cumbers of Chilliwack, BC. Ray will also be remembered by his seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, his brother Marcel Menard and sister Cecile Cook.
Born in Sudbury, Ont., June 3, 1931, BC has been his home since 1966. Ray will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society.
Kamloops Funeral Home
JOHNSON, Ms. Sharon Lee - Tuesday, 26 Oct 2004
Ms. Sharon Lee Johnson, late of Abbotsford passed away on October 26, 2004 at the age of 50 at home.
She is survived by her sons Jeremy and Jeff, common-law husband Brad Zuck, father Terry Hebert, brothers Rick (Debra) Hebert and Doug (Lea) Hebert, sisters Sandra (Arnie) Bruckal, Nancy (Anthony) Schentag and Brenda (Gus) Hartl, and her many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother Rita Hebert.
Sharon enjoyed gardening with flowers in the sunshine and maintaining her jewelry collection. Her presence and beautiful smile will be missed by family and friends.
A Celebration of her Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, 10:00 am at Hendersonís Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. Burial to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association.
Hendersonís Funeral Home 604-854-5534
ADRIAN, Anna - Wednesday, 27 Oct 2004
Anna, born July 29, 1903, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2004 at the Menno Hospital. She is survived by her children, Peter (Rose), Herman (Helen), David (Lynda) and Edith (Ben) Matthies; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Anna was born in former Russia and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1925. Here she later married Leonard Adrian who predeceased her in 1967. They settled in Rosemary, Alberta where they farmed for 26 years. They retired to Abbotsford in 1964 where she enjoyed relating to her children, grandchildren, many friends and extended family.
Anna will be remembered for her gentle giving and caring nature, her devotion to her family, to God and the work of the church.
Public viewing is on Sunday, October 31, 3-5 pm at Personal Alternative Funeral Services, 3070 275 A St., Aldergrove.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2:30 pm at the Menno Hospital Chapel, 32945 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford.
WHITE, Mary Ellen - Monday, 11 Oct 2004
Mary Ellen, born May 1, 1947 in Rossland, BC, passed away unexpectedly on October 11, 2004 at the age of 57 years. She will be very sadly missed by her son Wade (Cheryl), daughter Stacey and grandchildren Lorina, Jaymie, Rylie and Kacey, her uncle Mike Ozeroff as well as many dear friends.
A memorial tea will be held at University House at UCFV, 33844 King Rd., Abbotsford on Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flower donations to the Mary White Memorial Fund at UCFV will be appreciated.
Valley View Funeral Home
SKILLITER, Dorothy - Thursday, 21 Oct 2004
Dorothy passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 21 at MSA Hospital at the age of 78.
Born in Ridgeville, Manitoba, Dorothy and her family spent many years in Northern Saskatchewan before moving to Abbotsford in 1968.
Dorothy was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 Ladies Auxiliary and St. Matthews Anglican Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.
Dorothy is survived by her son Ron and her grandchildren Chris, Devin, Kimberlee and Bryan and many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her loving husband Robert and her daughter Beverley.
A Celebration of Dorothyís life will be held at St. Matthews Anglican Church in Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
SJOSTROM, Orpha - Saturday, 23 Oct 2004
Orpha Sjostrom, late of Abbotsford passed away on October 23, 2004 at the age of 75 at MSA Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived by son Lloyd, daughters Lorna (John) and Nancy (Colin), 2 grandchildren Nicole (Marcel) and Michael (Haley), also left to grieve is her sister Julia, and brothers Tony and Eddie.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 29, 2004 at
1:30 pm at Hendersonís Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Hendersonís Funeral Home 604-854-5534
ROGERS, Margaret Ann (Pugh) - Monday, 18 Oct 2004
Margaret Ann (Pugh)
(Sept. 14, 1945 - Oct. 18, 2004)
Margaret passed away peacefully at Mission Memorial Hospital last Monday, surrounded by family.
She is lovingly remembered and missed by her husband David; brother Trevor (Bette-Anne) Pugh, sons Nigel (Christine) and Colin (Vicki); grandchildren Samantha, Mackenzie, Kinsey, Alexis and Shawna, nieces, nephews and many friends.
A private Celebration of Life was held at her brotherís home on Sunday, October 24, 2004.
If desired, donations in Margaretís memory may be made to the Mission Hospice Society.