SNEL, GERRY (GERRIT) - Tuesday, 25 Mar 2003
Gerry (Gerrit) Snel of Abbotsford, B.C., was promoted to glory to be with his Lord on March 25, 2003, at the age of 87 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Janny in 1976 and his daughter Gerda Nunweiler-Cornish in 1990.
He is survived by his children; John (Nell) Snel of Abbotsford; Anne (Graham) Kent of Nambour, Australia; Herman (Simone) Snel of Surrey; Nellie (Wayne) Ball of Burnaby; Angie (Dick) Selles of Summerland; Gary (Linda) Snel of Pitt Meadows; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters in The Netherlands.
Gerry, Janny and their 7 children immigrated to Canada in 1957 and settled in Vancouver. A private burial was held on March 27 at Hazelwood Cemetery followed by a memorial service celebrating Gerry's life at Living Hope Christain Reformed Church, on Old Clayburn Road, Abbotsford. Pastor Colin Vander Ploeg officiating; organist Henry Lucas; pallbearers John Snel, Wayne Ball, Gary Snel, Dick Selles, Robert Nunweiller, James Snel; ushers; Darren Snel, Gerrit Ball.
VIKE, ANN ELIZABETH - Tuesday, 25 Mar 2003
Ann Elizabeth late of Abbotsford, B.C. passed into the presence of the Lord on March 25, 2003 in her 80th year at the MSA Hospital in Abbotsford. She was predeceased by her parents Gerhardt and Katarina Sawatsky and her husband Edgar Jarl Vike.
Survived by her children; Edward, Phillip (Darcy), Evan (Claire), stepdaughter Betty, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother; full of love, faith and courage and was devoted to her family.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 31, 2003 at 10:30 a. m. from Maclure Road Cemetery, Abbotsford, B.C., followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p. m. from Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, 2950 Blue Jay Road, Abbotsford, B.C. Active bearers are Edward Vike, Phillip Vike, Evan Vike, Stephen Vike, Ryan Vike and Owen Vike. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Gideons.
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McAULIFFE, WILLIAM - Tuesday, 25 Mar 2003
McAuliffe - William Armond, born in Kamloops B, C, on January 13, 1934, peacefully passed away on March 25, 2003 at the age of 69. A good father, grandfather and friend, Bill will be sadly missed by everyone who came to know him for his love of sales and for the trust, faith, and happiness he gave to his family.
An informal memorial reception for family and friends will be held at:
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Friday April 4, 2003 at 1:00 p. m.
WILSON, MARELYN - Monday, 24 Mar 2003
Marelyn Julie late of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at age 80 years.
She is survived by her husband Jim; sons: Dennis and Glen; sisters: Anne, Emma, and Susan; brothers: Albert, Alec Gordan and Anthony.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Abbotsford Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 1:30 p. m. from The Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 1921 Griffiths St. Interment to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery. Donations in support of ADRA Canada will be deeply appreciated.
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MADDALOZZO, IRMA - Monday, 24 Mar 2003
Irma Maddalozzo peacefuly passed into the presence of her Lord March 24, 2003 at the age of 96 years, at the Worthington Pavilion. She was born June 6, 1906 in Rocca D'Arsie, Italy.
She is lovingly remembered by her children Barbara (William) Buchanan, Jack (Colette) Maddalozzo and Bruno Maddalozzo and dear grandchildren Barbie (Ron), Robert, Jackie (Yursin), Terra, Gina, & Marina and 2 great grandchildren Jordan and Justin. Will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Ferruccio, (1965) and son Gino (1976) and daughter-in-law Diane Maddalozzo.
Prayers will be held on Friday, March 28, 2003 at 8:30 a. m. at St. Ann's RC Church with the Mass of Christian Burial held on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 11:00 a. m. with Father Tien Tran officiating.
Burial will be held at Hazelwood Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Irma.
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FRIESEN, ANNA - Monday, 24 Mar 2003
Anna Friesen, late of Menno Home passed away Monday March 24, 2003 at age 97 years.
She was predeceased by her husband John G. Friesen and three sisters Elisabeth, Lydia and Eva.
Survived by three sons; Lawrence (Marian), Vernon (Frieda) and Johnny (Nicky); daughter; Elizabeth (Terry) Lewis; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three sisters; Amanda, Elma and Rosella and one brother, Andrew.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 2:30 p. m., from Grace Church at 2087 McMillan Road.
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CURRIE-JOHNSON, MILDRED - Saturday, 02 Aug 2003
Mildred Currie-Johnson (Hawke), born March 8, 1915, of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully at Mabel Lake, Enderby, B.C. on Saturday, August 2, 2003.
She is survived by her loving husband, Gilbert, former pastor of St. Andrews
United Church, Enderby and eight sons; Jerry (Dominque), Leagh (Margaret), James (Carolyn), Daniel, Murray (Lois and grandson Tristan), David, Paul, Glen (Debbie), granddaughters Leticia (Joel), Alicia and great grandchildren Rory and Riley (Riley born August 2, 2003).
Born and raised in Victoria, living in Vancouver in her 20's, she met Gilbert, an RCAF officer and married on July 4, 1942. They lived in Vulcan, Alta., Manitoba, Enderby, Haney, Fernie, Salmon Arm and Abbotsford, B.C.
We have that confidence that her unforgettable beauty of mind and spirit will be "a thing of beauty and a joy forever".
Memorial Service at the Trinity United Church, Abbotsford, later in the summer.
BAN, Zoltan - Friday, 01 Aug 2003
Zoltan Ban passed away Friday, August 1, 2003 to be with the Lord, at the age of 81 years.
He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth. He is survived by two sons, Tom and Ed and many relatives in Europe.
Funeral Service will be held at Living Hope Reformed Church on Friday, August 8th, 2003.
FUNK, Victor William - Thursday, 31 Jul 2003
Victor William passed away on July 31, 2003, aged 64 years of Abbotsford, BC.
Victor was born in Nikolaifelde, Ukraine on June 22, 1939. He is survived by his loving family; wife Marilyn, 2 sons, Stewart (Margaret), Jason (Heather); daughter Heather and husband Rohan; 9 precious grandchildren. Funeral Service has taken place with interment at MacLure Road Mennonite Cemetery.
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KISS, RICKY GEORGE - Thursday, 31 Jul 2003
Ricky George Kiss passed away on July 31, 2003 in 100 Mile House, B.C. at the age of 43 years. He is survived by his loving family, son William Ricky Kiss of Simcoe, Ontario, mother Shirley Kiss of Abbotsford, father George (Viola) Kiss of Wolsey, Saskatchewan, brother James Kiss of Abbotsford, brother Robert Kiss and nephew Ethan Kiss of Mt. Lehman and sister Lisa Unrau (Reg), nephew Matthew and niece Ashlee of Abbotsford; step-sister Yvonne Munroe and niece Willow, nephew Telasyn; step-sister Dianey Gratto and nieces Brandy, Amanda, nephew Christopher; step-sister Jeanine (Harold) Koeltgen and niece Eva; step-brother Arwin Vanness and many uncles, aunts and cousins in Hungary, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.
Ricky was a member of the Army Cadets as a youth and subsequently entered the military at the age of 17. He served with the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry in Calgary, Alberta and the Royal Canadian Regiment in London Ontario as a mechanic. He left the military in 1987.
A Graveside service was held on Wednesday, August 6 at 11:00 a. m. at Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford, B.C.
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BRANDES, NOREEN "NONIE" - Thursday, 31 Jul 2003
Nonie was born July 8, 1946 in Abbotsford and passed away peacefully at her home in Chilliwack on July 31, 2003 with her family by her side after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Nonie is survived by her loving family, best friend and companion Jim Boa; daughters Tracy (Jason) Hay; Tara (Jim) Toop; mother Margaret Nemechek; grandchildren Taia and Carson; sister (Ken) March and nephew Charlie (Tiffany) March. She was predeceased by her father Robert "Bob" Parberry; stepfather Andy Nemecheck and ex-husband and friend Adrian Brandes.
Her love for fashion and new and funky trends drew her to a life long career as a hairdresser. Her career as a hairdresser spanned more than 35 years working at Silk Cut and Terebera. She began to use her experience to teach others 10 years ago when she took a job as an instructor at Valle School of Beauty. Over the years, the owner became a very close friend and confidant.
Her students as well as the clientele, knew her as Miss Nonie. She loved teaching and loved to see her students excel. She had many clients and friends whom she felt a close and deep connection. She loved to travel with Jim and their friends and see new and different places around the world. She especially loved her annual outings with her girlfriends to different spas. She enjoyed taking their motorhome and going camping on the weekends to their property. Family was extremely important to her and she cherished these people as if they were gifts. She was extremely close to her daughters. She was a concerned and loving mother who was always there when we needed her. Unselfish and understanding, she always gave us room to make our own mistakes and learn from them. She was very generous and she lavished us with enough love to easily last us the rest of our lives. She was a doting grandmother who loved to spend time with her grandchildren playing, baking, or just watching them as they learned new things. Her family and friends knew her as an amazingly strong and giving woman who stayed in charge of her life to the very end.
No funeral service will be held at her request. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00 p. m. on Saturday, August 23, 2003 at 44732 Lancaster Drive.
A special thank you to her family doctor and friend Dr. Tom Hopkins, his amazing staff; Diane and Tammy, the wonderful nurses at the Surrey Cancer Centre; and all her close friends that supported her.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Nonie's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. She will never truly leave us for her spirit lives on in everyone who knew and loved her.
Love you Mom, forever and always.
UNGER, William - Wednesday, 30 Jul 2003
William Unger, born June 24, 1922 in Danzig, passed away July 30, 2003, at the age of 81, (3 to the 4th power) in the Tabor Home, Abbotsford, B.C.
William is survived by his daughters Rosalyn (Simon) Burn, Julie (Sandy) Lane; grandchildren Greg Lane, Sarah Burn, Doug Lane, Philippa Burn and Alistair Burn; sisters Virginia (Henry) Dyck and Lena (Jim) Gemberling; brother George (Ruth) Unger; sister-in-law Lena (Emerson) Sept.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Lena in 2000, his brother Otto and his parents. He will be remembered fondly by his family, many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends and former students.
William taught math and physics for over 40 years. He was a high school principal at age 19. Most of his career was spent at Chilliwack Senior Secondary. He was instrumental in founding the B.C. Science Teachers' Association and was one of its first presidents. He was a strong advocate and practitioner of inquiry-based science. He was very proud of all his former students. Upon retirement they called him a teacher "whom we could trust".
He served the Lord by singing and directing choirs and founding a Mission Church. He loved to work in his rose garden. His pride and joy were his grandchildren. He taught them how to live and reach for the stars. He was a scholar and a gentleman, always positive, joyful and a pillar of strength to those around him. He will be forever in our hearts.
Interment at 10:00 Wed. August 6th, McLure Rd, Cemetery, Abbotsford. Memorial Service at 2:30, Eden Mennonite Church, Chilliwack
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DUECK, SUSAN - Wednesday, 30 Jul 2003
Susan Dueck, late of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away peacefully in the Menno Hospital with her family present.
She was born May 19, 1903 and passed away July 30, 2003.
She was predeceased by her 1st husband George Boschman in 1926, 2nd husband John Dueck in 1983, her oldest daughter Leulla in 2001, grandson Jim in 1982, granddaughter Darlene in 2003, 5 sons-in-law and 2 daughters-in-law.
She is survived by her children; Elizabeth, Howard, John, Margaret, Leslei and Sandra; 20 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 9 great great great-grandchild and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Viewing to be held Tuesday, August 5 from 10 - 11 a. m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home.
Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2003 at 11:30 a. m. from Grace Church. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to Gideons Bible Society, Menno Home or Menno Hospital.
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