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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Abbotsford - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 32

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THOMSON, DOROTHY - Saturday, 15 Mar 2003
Dorothy Elizabeth "Doris" Thomson
January 22, 1910 - March 15, 2003
Passed away peacefully at Mission Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Predeceased by brother Jack at age 6, husband Alex "Sandy" in 1965, parents Bill and Lizzie Bateson of Old Hutten, Westmoreland, England in 1966, daughter-in-law Jean in 2002 and youngest son, Malcolm in 2001.
Survived by her children, Alex (Diana) Thomson, Swift Current, SK, Bill (Marlene) Thomson, Kerrobert, SK, Dorothy (Mac) McNichol, Kerrobert, SK, Jean Todd (Jim Percy), Port Coquitlam, B.C. Also 10 grandchildren; Bev, Myles, Doug, Sandra, Rick, Lynda, Laurie, Donna, Gord and Ted; 23 great grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren in B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Doris lived in her own home till the day before her passing.
Born in Kirby Lonsdale, Westmoreland she had many health challenges as a child. She had two forms of T. B. and walked with crutches at age of 6 and was in a sanitarium for several months at age 12. She was the first to have an x-ray at the sanitarium. She recovered and after her schooling worked as a domestic and at one time was presented at the Mass Martin Hirings.
In 1927 she emigrated to Canada with her parents who worked in Manitoba before moving to the Saline District between Simpson and Nokomis, SK. Again she worked as a domestic and in 1931 married Sandy. He was originally from Ayr, Scotland, and had come to the District on a Harvest Excursion train from Hamilton, Ontario after serving with the Black Watch in Europe in WW1 (wounded twice). They farmed near Last Mountain Lake. They had 3 children while on the farm. Doris moved to Nokomis soon after Sandy enlisted in WW11. She worked in the Co-op store and assisted some of the older folks in town. After the war they had two more children.
Doris was a willing volunteer in community activities belonging to Homemakers, Co-op Guild, and the United Church Ladies Aid. Besides knitting, sewing, and gardening she was a great cook and baker. Many dozen of her buns were sold at fundraisers.
In 1956 Doris, Sandy and the two youngest children moved to Stave Falls, north of Mission. She lived in her current home in Mission since 1966. A nature lover and an enthusiastic gardener, many fledgling and experienced gardeners benefited from her expertise and generosity. She had many interests, but the center of her world was her family.
She was a lifetime member of the O. A. P. A. for many years she tended the book exchange at the meetings. An avid reader and Scrabble player till the end she had also enjoyed OAP road trips (Reno was the favourite), crocheting, cards, crosswords, and garage sales. She loved watching and indentifying the birds that visited the sanctuary of her back yard and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
She could not abide waste and lived a life based on environmental principles.
Her adult life was healthy - a testament to black tea and oatmeal. She was a reluctant patient and always tried to avoid medical intervention. Thanks to Dr. S. Potter and Associates for the years of respectful care. As one doctor said "We can't argue with her success". The family also wishes to thank Mission Memorial staff for their sensitive care.
We love and miss you Mom, always.
No service at this time, future memorial to be scheduled in Saskatchewan. Cremation. No flowers please, in memoriam gifts to the Land Conservancy, 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver, V6j 3T3 or charity of choice.

WADDELL, RAYMOND - Saturday, 15 Mar 2003
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Waddell on March 15, 2003. Predeceased by his parents Arnold and Beth Waddell.
Ray i survived by his brothers, Alvin (Kathy), Dennis (Lori), Harold (Brenda), Alfred; his sisters Iris (Ed), Sharon and Marlene; his daughter Raylene and son Rob, his granddaughters Nada and Paige. Ray had many nephews and nieces.
Ray was born in Murrayville, B.C. on February 23, 1949. He enjoyed fishing and working with his hands.
A Memorial Service was held on Friday, March 21 at 10:00 a. m. from the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Clearbrook. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Union Gospel in Mission, B.C. would be appreciated.

DAVIS, ROY - Friday, 19 Dec 2003
Roy Davis passed away at MSA Hospital on December 19, 2003 at age 65 years. He had battled various illnesses for many years. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia of 39 years; sons Nigel (Leah) and Philip; and grandchildren Brent, Ashleigh, Jason and Nolan. He was born July 20, 1938 in Sheffield, England to the late George and Lucy Davis. He spent many years working in coalmines before becoming a constable with the Sheffield City Police. Upon emigrating to Canada in 1974 he worked as a bricklayer for the Vancouver School Board before joining the B.C. Provincial Corrections Branch as a Correctional Officer from which he retired in 1995.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends for his strong sense of loyalty, family values and humour. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to either the B.C. Kidney Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 2:00 p. m. from Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent, Abbotsford.

CHARLES, BEVERLEY - Thursday, 18 Dec 2003
Beverley Maureen 1933 - 2003 passed away peacefully in hospital after a battle with emphysema on December 18, 2003 age 70. She is predeceased by her husband Trevor.
Survived by her son Steven, and daughter Susan (David). She was active in the Equestrian Community in both Vancouver and Fraser Valley. She was the 1st president of the Southlands Jr. Riders, Vancouver, B.C. and also active in the M. S. A. Riding Club. She had lived in Abbotsford since 1956. She will be lovingly missed.
Private family service. A memorial gathering will be held at the Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, B.C. 2:00 - 5:00 p. m., Monday, December 22, 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Circle F Horse Rescue, P. O. Box 73, Main Stn., Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 4N7

MARTENS, SUSANNA - Thursday, 18 Dec 2003
Susanna "Sue" late of Abbotsford, B.C. passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord December 18, 2003 at the age of 88 years. Sue is survived by her loving family, husband of 65 years, Jake; son Bob (Susan); grandchildren Jeff, Heather (Michael) Kleyn; great grandchildren Kye, Elisha; sister Erna Klassen; brother Con Goerzen.
Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a. m. Monday, December 22, 2003 at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church, 2051 Windsor Street, Abbotsford, B.C. Interment to follow at Maclure Road Cemetery, Abbotsford, B.C. If desired, memorial donations in Sue's memory to the M. C. C. gratefully appreciated.

FROESE, VIOLET - Wednesday, 17 Dec 2003
Violet Marie Froese passed away peacefully in her sleep December 17, 2003 after a long battle with cancer.
Violet was born April 20th, 1920 in Garden Head, Saskatchewan. She married Walter Froese on May 25th, 1942, and enjoyed 61 years of marriage together, living in Abbotsford for most of these years.
She was instrumental in starting the Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School and a long time active member of the Peace Lutheran Church, and the Golden Friendship Club, and was acknowledged for her many years of community leadership in 1999, by receiving an award from the International Year of Older Persons.
Violet spent 27 years teaching children in the Abbotsford School District #34, which she enjoyed vey much and was also a Sunday School instructor for many years. She was vey active in the Retired Teachers Association.
She enjoyed travelling to the Praries to visit relatives, entertaining friends and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a very special person to all of us and had a great influence on many loved ones lives, and will be in our hearts forever.
Violet is survived by her loving husband Walter, her daughter Jeanette (Roger)Frederick of Whitecourt, AB, her sons Dennis Froese of Sechelt, and Wally (Tammy) Froese of Mission, her seven grandchildren; Harrison, Derrick, Kim, Jim, Lori, Dean, Darin and three great grandchildren; Kayla, Brandon & Alyssa, and many nieces and nephews.
Violet was predeceased by her sisters Hilda, Margaret, and Thelma, and her parents Henry and Margaret Meincke.
The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 23rd at 11:00 a. m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware Street, Abbotsford with Pastor Christoph Reinders and Ozzie Olson officiating. Everyone is invited to a reception at the church after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the B.C. Cancer Society or the Peace Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

NOVACLUSE, DORIS - Tuesday, 16 Dec 2003
Doris Novacluse, late of Mission, B.C. passed away December 16, 2003 at Mission, B.C. at the age of 81 years.
She was predeceased by her sons Trevor and John Cornwall and son-in-law Wayne Zelmer.
Doris will be lovingly remembered by her children Geoff (Lynn) Cornwall, Jamie (Bernice) Novacluse, Michael Novacluse and Joan Zelmer; 7 grandchildren Geoffrey, Dennis, Jennifer, Sara, Darcey, Brandon and Raymond; 1 great grandchild; sister Charlotte in England and many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Royal Air Force Women's Auxiliary 1941 to 1943. Private family service to take place at a later date.

WENGER, PETE - Tuesday, 16 Dec 2003
Pete Wenger, 81 passed away on December 16, 2003 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. His wife Joyce predeceased Pete in May 1993.
Pete and Joyce resided in Weyburn, Saskatchewan from 1946 to 1986 when they moved to the gentler weather of Abbotsford. Their daughter Carol of Edmonton, Alberta and son David of Mission, British Columbia survive them.

HARRIS, MEGAN - Monday, 15 Dec 2003
Megan Louise Harris (nee Lou Clancy)passed away suddenly on December 15, 2003 at Peace Arch Hospital at the age of 38. Survived by her husband Bradley; children Colton and Brooke-Lynn; parents Steve and Carole Clancey; brother Mitch (Paige) Clancey; brothers-in-law Murray (Cathy) Harris ; Kevin (Lori-Lee) Harris, Brian (Bonnie) Harris; sisters-in-law Lesley (Ron) Dick, Deborah Harris, Valerie (Ted) Wynne; father-in-law Ken Harris as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Public viewing will be held on Thursday, December 18, 2003 from 8 - 9 p. m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 19, 2003 at 1:30 p. m. at Maclure Road Cemetery, 33965 Maclure Road, (near Highway 11), followed by a Memorial service at 3:00 p. m. at Northview Community Church.

COWAN, HAROLD "HAL" - Monday, 15 Dec 2003
Harold "Hal" Charles Cowan, late of Abbotsford, B.C., passed away December 15, 2003 at the ge of 75 years.
Hal is survived by his loving family; wife Velma, children Ken (Kelly), Diane (Len) Stevens and Lorraine Carlson, 7 grandchildren, brothers Victor (Shirley), Terry (Barbara), sister Beryl (Lorne) Churchill & many other relatives and friends.
Memorial Tribute celebrating Hal's life will be held 1 to 4 p. m. Saturday, December 20, 2003 at the Club House of Crown Point Villa, 1450 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, B.C. If desired memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the charity of your choice.

DALTON, ROBERT (BOB) - Monday, 15 Dec 2003
Robert (Bob) Dalton died on December 15th at the MSA Hospital surrounded with love from his wife Mary, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bob spent most of his life in the film business but his wartime service in the Royal Navy left him with a love of the sea and in respect of Bob's wishes, his immediate family will re-gather at Christmas to scatter Bob's ashes over the ocean. From his old friends, Bob would enjoy a toast, a joke and a "remember when".
A further celebration of Bob's life will take place in the spring when more of his far-flung family can get together.
Thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at MSA for their compassionate care and help in giving Bob a peaceful end to a well-lived life.

BAHRIS, KELVIN - Sunday, 14 Dec 2003
Kelvin Mark, 41, passed away December 14, 2003 at his home in Abbotsford.
He was born in New Westminster, B.C. on March 2, 1962 to Emily Wiens and the late Mames Bahris.
Kelvin married his best friend and soul mate, Carrie Shier of Smithers on June 4, 1983 at Polson Park in Vernon, B.C. He was an elder in the Sumas Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Kelvin owned his own sewing machine repair business, was an avid music lover and an energetic golfer and hockey player.
Kelvin is survived by his wife Carrie; son Mark and daughters Chantelle and Celine; mother Emily Wiens and stepfather Gary; brothers Kelly, Kevin and Kory; sister Vicky Ohashi; grandmother Mary Bahris, along with numerous members of extended family and friends. His brother Carrie James and his father James Metro Bahris predeceased him.
Memorial Service will be conducted on Friday, December 19, 2003 at 3:30 p. m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 1672 Salton Road, Abbotsford. Earl Archibald will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a fund that has been opened for the children of Kelvin and Carrie. These donations can be made at any TD Canada Trust. Account information is branch 9046 account 6225778.

CHARLIE, Irene Anna - Saturday, 22 Apr 2006
Irene Charlie passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Mission Memorial Hospital at the age of 82 years. Irene was pre­deceased by her husband Walter; sons Steven and Benny; infant t win girls; grandson Jamie; and parents Henry and Mary Anne. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Frank (Ina) and Roy (Melissa); grandchildren Frank Jr., Mervin, Dawn, Rozina, Erva, Gail-Marie, Benny, Millie, Irene, Roy Jr., Andrianna, Steven, Cory, Cheyrena, R'sson, Chaz, Meloy, Krayg, William, Kenneth and Aeja; many great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 10:00 am at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home. Interment follows at the Port Douglas Reserve.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home

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