DYCK, Menno B. - Sunday, 16 Apr 2006
Menno B. passed away peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on April 16, 2006 at the age of 73 years. He was predeceased by his parents, one sister Clara, two brothers Walter and Ben. He is survived by his loving family; wife Luella; 4 sons Allan, Marvin, Carey (Desireť), Gerald (Harp); 3 grandchildren Tyler, Riley and Kianna. Also survived by his sister Alma Neufeld; three brothers Clarence (Helen), Alvin (Darlene), John (Edith); one sister-in-law Anne; and numerous nieces and nephews. Menno was the owner and operated of Buy-Rite Lighting, operating stores in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Surrey and Abbotsford until his retirement in 2003.
Viewing will be held on Sunday, April 23 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. A graveside service will be held on Monday, April 24 at 9:30 am in Maclure Road Cemetery, Abbotsford, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am in Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Audio and video available. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to MBMSI (MB Missions & Services International).
Woodlawn Funeral Home
FRIESEN, Agnes - Saturday, 15 Apr 2006
Agnes was born on September 3, 1920, in the village of Tiege in Sagradovka, Ukraine to Abram and Anna Wiens. The family came to Canada in 1925 when Agnes was nearly five years old. They settled first in Hamburg, Ontario, then moved to a farm in Manitoba two years later. The family attended the Mennonite Brethern Church in Steinbach, Manitoba. Agnes was baptized and became a member of that church when she was in her teens. In her late teens a family friend encouraged Agnes to go to Winnipeg to begin training as a nurse. This training was interrupted when the family moved to British Columbia in 1942, but she later resumed hospital work, ending her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Abbotsford.
Agnes married John Friesen on her birthday in 1983. She and John lived in Abbotsford until his death on November 2, 2001. John had been in the Menno Hospital due to a series of strokes that left him virtually helpless and Agnes moved to the Menno Terrace so she could visit him daily and assist him with his meals. She remained in that residence until her own death on April 15, 2006.
Agnes Friesen is survived by her step-daughter; Lidia Tchourilov and her husband and their children and grandchildren. As well she is survived by her late husbandís stepson, Heinrich Wallman and his wife and their children and grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother John Wiens and his family and by her sister-in-law; Mary Wiens and her family.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2006 between 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 9:30 am from Maclure Road Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 am from Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
GRUE, Chester - Tuesday, 18 Apr 2006
Chester went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at the age of 89-1/2 years. He is survived by his loving family, three daughters: Yvonne (Paul Lee) Grue of Port Moody, BC, Corrine (Dennis) Aicken of Calgary, AB, Lenore (Gordon) Shepherd of Westbank; son Bruce of Maple Ridge, BC; seven grandchildren, Ariel and Isabelle Grue Lee, Jonathan (Marina) Aicken, Avey (Mark) Christiansen, Heather Aicken, Simon and Daniel Shepherd; two brothers, Norman (Leila) of Sherwood Park, AB, Wallace (Judy) of Kelowna, BC; two ≠sisters, Amy Thomas of White Rock, BC, Isabelle (Robert) Sherwin of Abbotsford, BC, and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Nan, brother Oliver and s≠isters Gladys and Velma.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 32420 Seventh Ave., Mission, BC with Rev. Dennis Aicken officiating. Interment will take place in the Hatzic Cemetery. Should ≠family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute, 4837 - 52A St., Camrose, AB T4V 1W5. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Arrangements by Springfield Funeral Home Ltd.
KOLTHAMMER, Jean - Friday, 07 Apr 2006
Jean, a long time resident of Delta, passed away on April 7, 2006. Born April 25, 1924 in Edmonton, AB to Dr. George and Elizabeth Kelman, she was raised in Fernie, BC. Jean was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth William in 2002. Jean graduated from the VGH School of Nursing in 1946. She was looking forward to the boat cruise with her classmates, planned for May, celebrating their 60th reunion. Although her formal nursing career was short, Jean spent her life serving others. She was prompted by the activities of her children and husband to volunteer in many organizations from Girl Guides to Engineers' Wives. Jean enjoyed entertaining and being entertained. It warmed her heart to create kitchen master≠pieces for family and friends. She loved to travel to any corner of the world, and saw much of it. Ken and Jean took great delight in attending many musical, ≠dramatic, and sporting events throughout the lower mainland.
In the past seven years Jean has had the opportunity to have returned to her the care she offered to others her whole life. The doctors and support staff at the VGH Spinal Unit, the Delta Hospital, and, in her final hours, the Peace Arch Hospital, were the angels of mercy in her hours of need.
Jean is survived by her sister Mary Murray of Vancouver; three daughters, Jan (Bill) Rikoff of Kamloops, Sue (Tim) Whalley of Kamloops, Margaret Kolthammer of Abbotsford; one son, Brian (Jennifer) or Lake Jackson, TX; seven grandchildren: Michael (Patti) Rilkoff, Karyn (Jon) Jones; Erin Whalley, Adam Whalley; Jeff (Stacey) Kolthammer, Steven Kolthammer, and Joseph Kolthammer; and two great grandchildren, Maeya Sky Jones and Carver Allan Rilkoff. In the spirit of helping others, Jean gave to the Salvation Army and the Union Gospel Mission.
In memory of Jean, please support the charity of your choice.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
DOAN, Ollie (Olive H.) - Sunday, 27 Jul 2003
Ollie (Olive H.) Doan passed away peacefully on July 27, 2003 at the age of 91 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Martin in 1993 and by her sister Blanche Shaw in 2001. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Marion and husband Lance Stiles of North vancouver, grandsons Matt and Jesse Stiles; her son Wally and wife Kathy Doan of Abbotsford; grandchildren Bill and Carrie Doan. Also survived by her sister Alfie (Alfreda) Burns of Clearbrook.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered for her laughter, her wonderful sense of humour, and her unconditional love.
The family offers special thanks, to the wonderful staff at MSA Manor. A private family gathering will be held.
Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643.
HILL, Leonard Ernest - Saturday, 26 Jul 2003
Leonard Ernest Hill, born July 29, 1936 in Vancouver, BC passed away July 26, 2003 in Abbotsford.
Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Donna, who was with him to the end, his children; Laurie (Tom) Chipman, Michael Hill, Tracy (Mike) Fenton, Christopher Hill (Deanne Warning); grandchildren; Derek, Darryl & Stephen Chipman; Ryan & Tyson Hill; Nick Favel & Alex Fenton; Adam & Lindsay Hill; and great-grandson baby Keegan.
Len will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Henderson's Funeral Home 604-854-5534
DIRKS, Tina - Saturday, 26 Jul 2003
Tina Dirks (Klassen) late of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2003 at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver in her 91st year. She was predeceased by her husband Jake on September 30, 1994, and by her brother Jacob, sisters Mary, Helen, Neta, and Susie.
Tina will be lovingly remembered by her children Roland Dirks (Rose), Ruby Falk (Dan), four grandchildren; Bob (Mary), Steve (Carina), Robert and Christine, two great grandchildren Lindsey and Vanessa. And also by her brothers and sisters David Klassen (Katie), Brandon, MB, Henry Klassen (Edna), Vernon, BC, Elizabeth Robinson (Norman), Vancouver, BC, Anne Klassen, Vancouver, BC.
Tina is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends as well.
Tina married Jake Dirks in 1936 and dairy farmed on Sumas Prairie for 36 years before retiring to Abbotsford in 1972. She was a hard working, devoted wife and mother giving of herself and always supported family and friends with prayer. She will be sadly missed by us all.
Viewing will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday, July 31st, 2003 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC. Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 AM Friday, August 1st, 2003 at Central Heights MB Church, 1661 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC.
HIRNSCHALL, HELMUT - Saturday, 26 Jul 2003
Helmut passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2003 at his home in Mission, B.C. Helmut was predeceased by his son Mark. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Joanna and son Jason. His love and appreciation for nature which he expressed to the world in his art and writings will be a light for all our paths.
Special thanks to Dr. Edelson and Dr. Potter and all the Home Care Nurses for their extraordinary care.
A celebration of Helmut's life and work will be held in the fall of 2003. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Integrated Healing Centre, #200 - 1330 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 4A6
ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO WOODLAWN FUNERAL HOME 604-826-9548
WOODS, Couranna (Cora) - Friday, 25 Jul 2003
Couranna (Cora) Woods passed away on Friday, July 25, 2003 at Mission Memorial Hospital at the age of 105 years. Cora is survived by her daughter, Mary (Cliff) Anderson in Victoria; sons Walter (Ann) and Homer (Jacqueline); 7 grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, July 29th, 2003 at 5:00 p. m. with a Funeral Mass to be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 10:30 a. m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 32550 - 7th Avenue, Mission, B.C.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home 604-826-9548.
HOUGH, Edna M. - Tuesday, 22 Jul 2003
Edna M. Hough passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at Mission Memorial Hospital at the age of 56 years.
She was predeceased by her father John D. Fraser, mother Ann C. Fraser, brother Hugh D. Fraser, sisters Joanne Brown, Mary Myers and Nora MacDonald. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ken, 6 children Fraser, Stacey, Stuart and Nathan Dunn, Kelly and Christopher Hough, 7 brothers, Lewis, Ken, Omer, John B., Delaney, Alan and Christopher, 2 sisters Mona Diffley and Irma Sibilleau; 2 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Edna was employed at School District #34 for over 16 years, most recently at W. J. Mouat. She will be remembered as a lady who helped everyone. In her spare time Edna enjoyed boating with her husband Ken.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Mission Memorial Hospital and the Mission Hospice Society. Prayers will be offered on Monday, July 28, 2003 at 8:30 p. m. with Mass of Christian Burial to he held on Tuesday, July 29th, 2003 at 11:30 a. m. at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 32550 - 7th Avenue, Mission with Father Tom Nicholson celebrant. Burial to follow at Hatzic Cemetery. Friends wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Edna's name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Mission Funeral Home 604-826-9548.
MOORE, CALVIN ARTHUR - Saturday, 19 Jul 2003
March 21, 1938 - July 19, 2003
Leaves behind with wonderful memories, his wife of 39 years, Ann Marie, his 4 daughters; Candace (Anton) Yost, Kerry (David) Rempel, Tangie (Lee) Monette, Taffy (DuWayne) Hoesing; 10 grandchildren.
Calvin was born in Turtleford, Sask. He met Ann Marie in Saskatoon, Sask, where he gave her not only the ride of her life, but the love of her life. They married on October 16, 1964.
He loved and adopted Ann Marie's mother Lydia Schmidt, as his own mother. Calvin had just returned and lived in Deroche, B.C. The Lord called him home while in St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, B. C.
Memorial Service to be held on July 26, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. at Prairie Bible Chapel at 1929 Interprovincial Hwy., Abbotsford.
BOUT, MARINUS - Friday, 18 Jul 2003
Marinus "Bill" Bout, late of Mission, B.C. passed away suddenly on July 18, 2003 at the age of 75 years. He was predeceased by his wife Louise on May 14th, 1995.
Marinus will be remembered by his children, sons Gord Bout (Ursula), Doug Bout, Randall Bout (Priscilla); daughters Norma Murray (Dave) and Valerie Krahn (David); grandchildren Michelle, Gordie, Jenny, Dana, Kyle, Jodie, Tyler, Dylan, Matthew and Khauner; brother Arthur Bout (Rita); sisters June Pratt (John), Eleanor Bout and Brenda Bout and many friends.
Funeral Services will take place on Friday, July 25, 2003 at 2:00 p. m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7386 Horne St., Mission with a public viewing from 1:00 p. m. to 2:00 p. m. Interment to follow at Hatzic Cemetery. Friends wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Marinus' name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1023 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. V3k 3N9
ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO WOODLAWN MISSION FUNERAL HOME 604-826-9548
BISHOP, CHARLES JAMES - Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003
Charles James Bishop, a long time resident of Mission, B.C., passed away on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at age 91 years. He was predeceased by his brothers Billy, John and Percy.
Charles will be lovingly remembered by his wife Alice of 57 years; children Ruth (Ernie), Ken (Valerie) and Grace (Tom); brothers Tom and George; grandchildren Joanna, Brian, Bradley, Derek, Alan and Steven; great granddaughter Taylor.
Charles maintained the delivery of mail for Rural Route #2 in Mission and the surrounding area for 29 years. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, July 18, 2003 at 1:00 p. m. at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street.
ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO WOODLAWN MISSION FUNRAL HOME. 604-826-9548
LAW, ROBERT (BOB) - Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003
July 16, 1926 - July 15, 2003
Robert (Bob) Law, passed away July 15, 2003 in Toronto, ON. formerly of Abbotsford, B.C.
Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years Georgina, daughters Linda (Glenn) Turcott, of Abbotsford, B.C., Patricia (Ian) Wilson of Penticton, and Margret (David) Long of Pickering, ON, two granddaughters, Teri (Terry) Dyer and Tracey Booth and two great grandsons, Brandon and Ryan.
He was loved by all and will be sadly missed. If so desired donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.