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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Abbotsford - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 41

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Date: Friday, 22 July 2016, at 9:08 a.m.

AISH, MAUD - Wednesday, 05 Mar 2003
Passed away in Kingston, Ontario on March 5, 2003, where she had resided for the past eight years. Predeceased by her husband Frank Aish, her twin sister Mabel Adams, her sister Mary Behrner and Myrtle Sparrow and her brothers Russell and Elmer Beharrell.
Survived by her loving daughter Arlene Aish, Kingston, Ontario, her sister-in-law Eva Dickson, Burnaby, B.C. and many nieces and nephews in B.C. and Ontario. She was born in 1906 and lived most of her life in the Matsqui, Sumas, and Abbotsford area.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 Hazel Street, Abbotsford, on Wednesday April 2, at 2 p. m.

STANKOWSKI, ANTHONY (TONY) - Tuesday, 04 Mar 2003
Mr. Anthony (Tony) G. Stankowski, late of Abbotsford passed away on March 4, 2003 at the age of 54 years, at MSA Hospital.
Beloved husband of Sharon, father of daughters Eileen (Kat) and Rachael, grandfather of Amethyst (Amy), brother of Betty-Anne Elmhirst of Lacombe, son-in-law of Ted and Dorie Rogers of Seattle.
He is survived by his large and loving family. He was predeceased by father Anthony Francis Stankowski, mother Mary Eileen Stankowski (nee Ryan) and grandmother Frances M. Ryan.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 1:00 p. m. from the Chapel of Henderson's Funeral Home at 34537 Marshall Road, (at Sumas exit #92).
Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Children's Charity of your choice.

SCHROEDER, ALFRED - Tuesday, 04 Mar 2003
Alfred Schroeder, late of Abbotsford, B.C. peacefully passed away March 4, 2003 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 72 years.
Alfred is survived by his wife of 48 years Anna, children Monica Schroeder, Carl (Lorraine), Brigitte (Jim) Ketch, 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters Hella Roth, Herta (Art) Friesen, Hilma (Herman) Weber, brother Adolf Schroeder. Also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m. Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at Clearbrook MB Church, 2719 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Interment to follow at Maclure Road Cemetery. Pastor Heinz Ratzlaff officiating.

KLASSEN, ABRAM (A.J.) - Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003
Abram (A. J.) Klassen of Abbotsford, B.C. promoted to Glory July 15, 2003 at the age of 77 years. Abe is survived by his loving family, wife of 50 years Betty, children; Grace Klassen of Three Rivers, CA, Esther (Ken) Klassen-Isaak of Fresno, CA, Charlene (George) Klassen Endrizzi of New Wilmington, PA, Daniel (Rita) Klassen of Richmond, B.C.
Grandchildren; Laura, Sara, Jonathon and Bryce. Brothers and sisters; Katherine Martens, John (Leona) Klassen, Neil (Rita) Klassen, Peter (Nancy) Klassen, Louise (Rudie) Willms, Anne (Rey) Nickel, Bill (Lil) Klassen.
Also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Predeceased by parents John C. and Elizabeth Klassen and brother-in-law Abe Martens.
Viewing will be held from 8:00 to 9:00 p. m. Friday, July 18, 2003 at King Road M. B. Church. Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a. m. Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Maclure Road Cemetery, 33965 Maclure Road, Abbotsford, B.C. Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 a. m. at King Road M. B. Church, 32068 King Road, Abbotsford, B.C. Donations in lieu of flowers to Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary or MB Missions and Services International (Disciple-Making) would be gratefully appreciated.

FRIESEN, RITA - Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003
Rita Friesen was born April 23, 1929 in Mikolaipol #2, Borisow, Ukraine to Johann P. and Maria (Schulz) Braun. She was the youngest of twin girls.
The family immigrated to Canada in 1930 and lived in Morden, Manitoba until 1943 when they moved to Arnold, B.C. There in 1949 she married her sweetheart Ernie Friesen. They moved to Vancouver where they lived for 44 years.
One of the highlights of her life was a trip to Israel where both she and Ernie were baptized in the Jordan River and became members of the Fraserview MB Church.
In 1992 Rita was diagnosed with cancer and after treatment they returned to Abbotsford in 1993 to be closer to family. In 1995, being interested in her Mennonte history, they travelled to the Ukraine.
The cancer returned in 1999 and further treatment was required which resulted in coronary problems. For several years she was able to enjoy being with family and friends. After suffering a heart attack in June 2003 complications arose and she passed in to the presence of her Lord and Saviour on July 15, 2003 in the MSA Hospital.
She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Julda Riediger and Manja Braun and a stillborn son. She is survived by her loving husband Ernie, daughter Mary Ann (Ernie) Quiring, son Eric (Arnette) Friesen, grandchildren; Melissa and Angie Quiring, Ryan and Meghan Friesen, sisters Katherine Block and Erna (John) Ens, brother John (Lydia) Braun as well as many nieces and nephews.
Graveside Service will be held July 19th, 2003, 11:00 a. m. at the Maclure Road Cemetery, with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 p. m. at the South Abbotsford MB Church, 32424 Huntingdon Road, Abbotsford, B.C. Viewing for family and friends from 7:00 - 9:00 p. m Friday, July 18, 2003 at the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home.

McGIMPSEY, RICHARD MICHAEL - Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003
It is with deep sadness that Richard's family announces his passing on July 15, 2003 in Manitoba. He died of a sudden heart attack doing the job he loved, long distance trucking.
Richard leaves to mourn his beloved wife Rita, their family Tina, Brittany, Trevor, Stacey and Machena. His parents Robert and Audrey, brother John, SDebbie, Michael, Bradley and Meagan; sister-in-law, Polly, Jenna and Derek, Sara and Brent Douglas.
He will be sadly missed by Rita's parents Andre and Rita Lens and their family. Many aunts, uncles, cousins adn friends. He was predeceased 6 years to the day by his brother Douglas. Services to be held in Calgary on Monday, July 21, 2003.
I have walked along the path
of life and now is time to rest,
As I walked with head held high
I tried to do my best,
and as I walk along life's path
I learned of many things.
The ways of men of valor
and the ways of fools and kings,
What I learned I held within
and now pass onto you.
Keep family first,
Your head high and to yourself be true.
Keep on truckin' Humphrey.

WICKHAM, DR. MARY E. (PIXIE) - Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003
Born in Louisiana, Missouri on September 26, 1936 went to be with her Lord on July 15, 2003. "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 2:5) "having done all, to stand" (Eph. 6:13).
A consecrated soldier in the army of the Lord, she counselled, taught and loved her fellow man, from the age of a small child. Through a 35 year battle with Crohn's disease, persecution and betrayal for her stance for the truth, and the loss of two children, she remained faithful to the end.
She is predeceased by her son Chico, May 27, 2003 and her infant daughter Terry.
She is survived by her husband, Cal, her loving children, Darrell, Anita and Robin, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service to be held on Monday, July 21, 2003 at 11:30 a. m. at The Rose of Sharon Pentecostal Temple, 4103 Rainer Ave. South, Seattle, Washington. phone #206-772-4920, or call Darrell at 206-772-2177. the date and time have been changed from the original announcement.

HOLT, LLOYD - Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003
Lloyd Holt passed away July 15, 2003, aged 82 years. Leaves to mourn, loving wife Annie, children; Martin (Dawn), Roger (Judi), Teresa Gust (Ross), Coleen Marthinsen (Hasse). Sisters; Rita Russell (Bob), June Higgins. Grandchildren and great grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends.
Join us to celebrate Lloyd's life at the R. C. Legion #57, 32608 Fraser Cres., Mission, on August 23, 2003 from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to your favourite charity.

GOLEM, ELMER - Monday, 14 Jul 2003
Elmer Golem passed away on Monday, July 14, 2003 at the Tabor Home in Abotsford at the age of 76.
He is survived by his wife Theresa, brother and sister-in-law Harvey and Margaret Golem of Edmonton, sister Beatrice Graham of Edmonton and Mildred (William) Udell of Mississauga.
Elmer is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Graveside Service held on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 10:30 a. m. at Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford. Pastor Peter Teigrob officiating. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Directors.

VANBERGEN, MARIA (RITA/OMA) - Monday, 14 Jul 2003
Maris (Rita/Oma), born on May 2, 1931 in Veendam, Holland. She passed away in her home, peacefully in her sleep on July 14, 2003. Oma is greatly remembered for her dedication and love for her family. Through her life she became everyone's Oma. She was always a fighter and it was most apparent when she moved to Canada with her young daughter and provided a new life for her family to grow.
We loved her strength and determination in life and will carry that with us always. She always gave us her unconditional love and support and a shoulder to lean on. We miss you dearly, love your family; Ingrid and Garry Fossum, Shelby, Adam, Kolten and Mackenzie Russenholt. Also remembered by her sister Gerda and Henk Cordes of Holland.
Prayers will be said on Thursday, July 17, 2003 at 7:15 p. m. in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford, where a Funeral Mass will be held on Friday at 12:00 p. m. If so desired a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, appreciated.

WUNDERINK, GERIT WILLEM (BILL) - Sunday, 13 Jul 2003
Gerrit Willem (Bill) Wunderink late of Abbotsford, B.C., passed away on Sunday July 13, 2003 at age 68 years. He was predeceased by his father Cornelis.
Survived by his wife of 14 years Pat; daughter Debbie (Bruce) Swain; granddaughter Lorraine Moysir; daughter Melissa Edwards; brother Berry (Andrea); sister Joke and mother Everdina.
During his earlier years Bill enjoyed sailing. He was employed as an electrician in Vancouver and Powell River at the MacMillan Blodel Mill. After failing health and early retirement, Bill enjoyed playing on the computer. He will be missed by "Skippy".
There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Those wishing to do so may make donations to MSA Hospital Auxiliary Memorial Fund.

CHALMERS, JEAN TIZA - Sunday, 13 Jul 2003
May 22, 1928 - July 13, 2003
Passed away at Sannich Peninsula Hospital after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was predeceased by parents Myles and Edna; brothers, Robert and James; grandsons Steven and Jason.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Al of Pender Island; sons Dennis (Dida), Pete (Bonnie); daughters Carol (Don), Cathy (Dan), Barb (Jim); sisters Joyce (Joe), Joan, Judy and many nieces, nephews, granddaughters, grandsons, great grandchildren and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the palliative care unit of your choice. A celebration of Jean's life will be held on July 19th, 2003, 2:00 p. m. at Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 265, 26607 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove.

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