BLAKE, Jessie B. - Sunday, 23 Apr 2006
Mrs. Jessie B. Blake, late of Abbotsford passed away after a brief illness on April 23, 2006 at the age of 85 at MSA Hospital in Abbotsford.
Jessie is survived by her son Malcolm of North Vancouver, sister Joan Anderson and nephew Graham Anderson both of Medicine Hat, and cousin Mrs. Shirley Ewen of Calgary. She was predeceased by her husband, of 52 years, Les and sister Margaret.
Jessie was born in Saskatchewan and lived in Medicine Hat before moving to the interior of British Columbia. Jessie and Les retired to Mission and then to Abbotsford.
A Remembrance reception will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 3:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jessie’s memory to a charity of your choice.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
AMBROSE, Beatrice Margaret - Saturday, 22 Apr 2006
Beatrice Margaret, of Abbotsford, passed away at The Cottage Extended Care, MSA Hospital, April 22, 2006. Born Beatrice Howland, December 18, 1925 in Lampman, Saskatchewan, ‘Bea’ was raised mainly in Moose Jaw, Sask. She worked in the TB Sanatorium in the Qu’Appelle Valley and was very familiar with hospital life as she battled severe asthma as a young person and throughout her adult life. Bea was very community minded, and a true people person. After marriage to Howard and a move to Vancouver, she eventually became involved in various community projects. Bea was on the board of Reach Community Medical Centre including a term as president. Bea worked approximately 15 years at Britannia Community Services Centre on the switchboard as well as serving on the board of directors there. She also did a great deal of volunteer work with the Grandview-Woodlands Area Council. She traveled both to Victoria and Ottawa on behalf of these various community-based organizations. There were many other issues she cared about and people and projects she involved herself with. She cared about all people, whether she agreed with them or not, and made friends wherever she found herself. She was an animal lover too, and helped her children nurse injured animals to health on occasion. Bea was committed to her faith and her God, attending Evangelistic Tabernacle and Grandview Calvary Baptist in Vancouver, and Prairie Chapel in Abbotsford. She is survived by two sons; Stephen in Vancouver, and Kenneth (Arlene) of Abbotsford, three grandchildren; Meagan, Case, and Braeden, a sister; Myrtle of Alberta, a cousin; Raymond of Regina, nieces and nephews, including family in England.
Memorial to be held 11:00 am April 27 at Prairie Chapel, 1929 Interprovincial Highway, Abbotsford, 604-854-6111. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society.
GOYER, John - Wednesday, 19 Apr 2006
John Goyer late of Abbotsford passed away on April 19, 2006 at the age of 40 at MSA Hospital after a 4-1/2 year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
John will be remembered for many things, including his love of music and animals and his interests in sports. As a police officer with the Abbotsford Police Department he proudly served his community as a Constable and touched the lives of many. He will be deeply missed but always remembered. The family is comforted knowing he is now resting with God.
John is survived by his parents Jean Claude and Audrey Goyer, his sister Susan Goyer, niece Heather and nephews Michael and John.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 2:00 pm from St. Ann’s Parish at 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford BC with Father Wong officiating. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the ALS Society of BC.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
KOHLER, Anne-Marie - Friday, 21 Apr 2006
Anne-Marie, late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away on April 21, 2006. She is predeceased by her loving husband Paul, daughter Helen and grandson Cliff. Anne-Marie is survived by her sons Gerald and Barry, grandson Paul, granddaughters Ruby, Rose (Tim) and seven great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford, BC on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 9:00 am followed by a graveside service at Valley View Cemetery at 11:00 am.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
THOMPSON, Clarance (Tommy) - Thursday, 30 Mar 2006
Tommy Thompson, 84 (retired), died Thursday, March 30, 2006 at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, BC. Mr. Thompson was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Aldergrove Legion. He is survived by his daughters, Joan Kieley of Gander, Nfld, and Angela Thompson of New Westmisnter, BC; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Cremation was conducted at Woodlawn Funeral home in Clearbrook, BC. Mr. Thompson did not wish to have a ceremony but asked that a family gathering be held at the cemetery in Gander, Nfld.
STROM, Dorothy May (Morris-Reade) - Wednesday, 19 Apr 2006
Dorothy passed into the presence of her Saviour Jesus Christ on April 19, 2006.
For 37 years she lived a life of service to the Lord, her family and others in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), Africa. She is deeply loved and will be sorely missed by her husband of 56 years, Wilfred; her children Gloria (Rob) Drayton, Brenda (Dave) Killick, Lorne (Ruthann) Strom; and her grandchildren Kerry, Wendy Drayton, Cherylene (James) Voth, Angela, Matthew Killick, Ian, Holly, and Keaton Strom. Dorothy is predeceased by her infant daughter Valerie in 1956; three older brothers, Gordon, Arthur and Henry Pearce and her parents Henry and Elizabeth Pearce. Dorothy was a loyal friend, an honest counsellor, a critical thinker, skilful hard worker, faithful servant of the Lord and most loving and amazing wife and mother. We are full of love and gratefulness to God for her.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 24, 2006 in Central Heights MB Church, 1661 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, BC. For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made in Dorothy's name to TEAM.
Personal Alternative Funeral Service
ROM, Helene - Wednesday, 19 Apr 2006
April 27, 1924 – April 19, 2006
Helene was predeceased by her husband Friedrich in 1998 and their baby girl Rose Marie in 1962. She is survived by her loving sisters Mary Janzen, Agnes Goestl and Anna (Vic) Koop and brother Christian (Leontine) Hamm. Fondly remembered by her best friend Agnes Wiens and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Monday, April 24, 2006 at 1:00 pm from Clearbrook Mennonite Church, 32027 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford. Interment to follow at Maclure Rd. Cemetery.
Many heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at the MSA Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Menno Home would be greatly appreciated.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
MILLETT, Carol Ann (nee Moore) - Friday, 14 Apr 2006
Carol Ann (nee Moore) passed away peacefully at 8:15 pm Good Friday, in the Christine Morrison Hospice Unit of Mission Memorial Hospital. This was after a short struggle with an aggressive cancer. She is now at rest with Jesus, and is survived by her beloved husband George, son Oke, and her sister and brother Colleen and John.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guildford, Abbotsford at 11:00 am on April 25, followed by a lunch in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Rectors Emergency Fund, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church for distribution to those in need in the Abbotsford/Mission area or to the Christine Morrison Hospice.
MENZIES, Robert Adam - Thursday, 06 Apr 2006
Robert Adam passed away April 6, 2006. Survived by his parents Robert and Darlene, brother Timothy Harley, aunts, uncles and cousins, special friend Lee Mahood and many other friends. Many thanks to our church family for their support.
CHMILAR, Paula Marie - Friday, 06 Oct 2006
Aug. 21, 1952 - Oct. 6, 2006
Kind, loving, caring – good and decent to the core of her being – Paula Chmilar was taken, inexplicably, unfathomably and unmercifully, by lung cancer on Friday, October 6, 27 days from diagnosis to death. 10 weeks from apparent health to her last breath. She was brave and beautiful until the end. Paula was a loving wife and mother and held a special place in the hearts of her family and of hundreds of friends and colleagues. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Paula loved reading and travel, running and talking, music, theatre and opera, fine food and wine, and giving of herself to others. But most of all, she loved teaching children to read and write, to think critically and creatively, to be delighted in themselves and confident in their abilities, and to care for one another. She grew in her 30 years as a teacher to be an extraordinarily gifted educator who touched the lives of hundreds upon hundreds of students and their parents and whose practice, example and passionate advocacy of child-centered learning have inspired many of her fellow teachers, in Mission and beyond. Paula taught all the primary grades from Kindergarten to Grade 7 and for the last year served as Mission School District's Literacy Helping Teacher, a mentoring position that she was perfectly suited for and that gave official recognition to what she had been quietly doing for her 20-year teaching career in Mission.
Paula is survived by her husband, Tom Grieve, and her children, Jack Grieve and Meg Grieve; her sisters, Lynda Derkach, Kelli Vogstad and Kim Karras; and by extended families on both her and her husband's side. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary, but three months ago and her father, Paul, six years ago.
A memorial gathering celebrating Paula's life will be held at Heritage Park in Mission on Saturday, October 14, from 2 - 4 pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to the following charities would be greatly appreciated: The Mission Foundation - Paula Chmilar Memorial Fund; the Christine Morrison Hospice at Mission Memorial Hospital; St. Paul's Hospital; and the B.C. Cancer Society.
EYERS, Robert Eyers (Bert) - Friday, 06 Oct 2006
We announce the passing of Robert Eyers (Bert) on October 6, 2006 at 11:43 am. He lived a full life to the age of 79. He will missed and remember by his family and friends which include his wife Joan, his son Robert, grandchildren Robert, Maureen, and Margaret, great grandchildren Isaac Kruger and Robert David Eyers.
A special thanks Carol Cyr for her friendship and support. Special thanks to the staff at Menno Home. Bert worked as Operations Manager at the Pacific Centre and was a member of the WISE Club for many years.
The service will be held on: Thursday October 12, 2006 at 1:00 pm being held at St. Annes Church on Mayfair Street, Abbotsford.
RODIN (nee Dyck), Nettie Erna - Saturday, 07 Oct 2006
Nettie Erna Rodin (nee Dyck) late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away on October 7, 2006 at the age of 83 years at MSA Hospital. Nettie is survived by her loving husband Irvin Rodin and family; sister-in-law; brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. She was sadly predeceased by her first husband Herbert Goertz and 13 siblings. Nettie's volunteer activities included establishing the candystriper program at MSA Hospital, Telecare (Crisis Line), and working with the day program at the Cottage. She was an accomplished pianist – especially for worship services and ladies ensembles. For a time, she led a children's choir. Nettie's family extends a special thank you to the staff of 2-W at MSA Hospital, and to everyone at Sherwood Crescent Manor.
Visitation for the late Nettie Rodin will be held on Thurs., Oct. 12, 2006 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd. A family graveside service will be followed by a celebration on Friday, Oct. 13, 2006 at 2:00 pm from Sevenoaks Alliance Church, 2575 Gladwin Rd. Memorial donations in Nettie's name may be made to the Gideons.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
SIMPKIN, Kathleen Elsie - Sunday, 08 Oct 2006
Dec. 6, 1920 – Oct. 8, 2006
Kathleen Elsie Simpkin, born in Cheltenham, Gloucester, England passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2006 in Abbotsford, BC. She is survived by her twin sister, Muriel (Derrick), Golden Cross, East Sussex, England; children, Marion (Howard), Gary (Bella), Lynn (Ken), Dale (Herb) and Kathy (Steve); 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Harold in 1952 and mother, Eveline in 1986.
Mum came to Canada as a war bride in 1944 eventually settling in Winnipeg. In the mid 1950s she made the courageous decision to raise us on her own. She was actively involved in the United Church in Winnipeg, and when she moved to Aldergrove, she joined the Aldergrove United Church in 1985. Mum worked as an executive housekeeper in a nursing home in Winnipeg and retired in 1985 after 25 years of service.
She had a great sense of humour and loved lots of hugs. The family would like to thank Dr. David Froese, John Leung and Home Support for their care. Mum will be sadly missed by her family and neighbours who also were always at her side when she needed them.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Aldergrove United Church, October 25, 2006 at 11:00 am followed by a light lunch. Donations in Mum’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Mum, you fought the good fight, finished the race and have kept the faith. We will see you in Heaven.
Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home
TAYLOR, Robert Lorne - Saturday, 30 Sep 2006
Robert Lorne, a long time resident of Mission, died peacefully in his room Saturday, Sept. 30 at the age of 93.
Lorne served in World War 2 as a pilot and assisted in training pilots for a period of two years during the war.
After his service in the war he went on to become a poultry farmer, logger and back to poultry farming until he retired in the late 80s.
Lorne is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mildred Jean; also daughters Reah (Lloyd), Cathy (Bob), and son Bob (Michele). Lorne also had eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Lorne and Jean were both long time members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mission.
Rest in peace Dad.
Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home