PROCTER - Saturday, 12 Jul 2003
George Procter of High River, Alberta, died at the Peter Lougheed Hospital on July 12th, 2003 in the presence of his two daughters, Wendy and Norene. George died nine months after his wife Gloria and is survived by his two daughters, Wendy and Norene and his son, Don (Bev). George was a truly devoted husband caring for Gloria for many years in her difficult struggle with Alzheimers's disease. He travelled across this province in every kind of weather to the various facilities to look after her for the year she spent in outside care. He was a wonderful dad and a best friend to his kids. His commitment as father and husband was huge. George's passion was golf and he played nine holes once or twice most days until two months before his death. He did the crosswords daily and had a brilliant, alert mind to the end.
George's career was spent in the Canadian Air Force.
George leaves behind three children, three sisters and some dear friends across Canada. Not having any grandchildren but many pets (all three kids have countless animals). George wanted to support his children in their efforts to help animals. Any donations in his name should be sent either to the Cochrane Humane Society, 305 Bow Street, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 2B9 (Phone # 403-932-2072) or the "Pound Rescue" in Okotoks (Phone # 403-938-4890). The family will receive notification from the Humane Society and the "Pound Rescue" on all donations and they both thank you.
"Dad we miss you so much"
A private family service will be held. Cremation arrangements in care of Parklawn Crematorium, High River.
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BARTELS, Donna Jean - Wednesday, 27 Sep 2006
Donna Jean Bartels passed away on Sept. 27/06 at MSA Hospital. Donna was born on Sept. 26/33 in Chilliwack, BC. She was married to her husband Albert for 55 years until his passing. She is survived by her three children Gail Bartels, Malcolm Bartels, and Michael (Shelley) Bartels; seven grandchildren; brother Charles (Mary) and sister Judy (Jim). She was predeceased by her husband Albert, sister Pat, her mother, brother Sonny, and grandson Jeffrey.
Memorial service will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 1:00 pm.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
CALDER, Wallace Lawson - Saturday, 23 Sep 2006
It is with deep sadness, that the family of Wallace Lawson Calder, announce his passing at his home in the early hours of September 23, 2006. Wallace was predeceased by his parents, Wallace Lawson Calder and Grace Elizabeth (Hollowell) as well as his sisters Mary Edna of Kamloops, Grace Elizabeth of Regina, SK and his brother Spencer Gerald of Indian Head, SK.
Born on November 27, 1925 on the family farm outside of Montmartre, SK, Wallie proudly served as a Wireless Telegrapher in the Fleet Air Arm in WWII. In 1947, he came west enroute to Australia and exotic points beyond until meeting and marrying, Greta (nee Westvand) of Gibsons BC; his loving wife of 56 years. Employed as a Project Supervisor for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways Construction Branch for 30 years, Wallie was extremely proud of his major road works throughout the lower mainland, BC Coast and Vancouver Island.
A resident of Abbotsford for the past 18 years, Wallace leaves behind five loving children: Glenn (Ann) of Ladysmith, BC, Kim Lamoureaux of Vancouver, BC, Wade (Jennifer) of Nanaimo, BC, Lonnine (Scott) McLean of Peachland, BC and Lorena (Sonny) Chee of Nanaimo, BC. He is also survived by his sister Winnifred and brother-in-law Adam Manz of Thamesville, Ontario and his younger brother Bob of Kentville, Nova Scotia. He was dearly loved by 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews across the country.
A celebration of Wallie’s life will be held among his family and dear friends at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2006 at the Evansbrook Recreation Hall located at 3351 Horn Street in Abbotsford, BC.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
CORDELL, Myrtle - Sunday, 24 Sep 2006
Myrtle passed away on September 24, 2006 at the age of 72 years. She was predeceased by her husband Hal, son Tony and by two brothers Autry and Duncan. She is survived by her loving children Derek, Jack, Mark and Wendy and their families, also by her siblings Nick, Eddy, Jerry, Larry, Elda and their families. Myrtle was a member of the Abbotsford branches of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 29 at 2:00 pm in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
GOUGH-WINTER, Lilyan - Thursday, 21 Sep 2006
Lilyan passed away peacefully on September 21, 2006, at Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission. Lilyan was born in Winnipeg on November 19, 1922. She and husband Grev (deceased) moved to "Lotusland" (as Lil called it) in 1985. Any day they considered to be a good day, by Prairie standards, they spent either picnicking or exploring the breathtaking views of BC and always an eye out for a new restaurant along the way.
Lil was predeceased by her sister Pauline; brothers George, Arnold and Art Mann. She is survived by her two sons, Rob (Carroll) and Jeff (Patti), her beloved grandchildren, Daniel, Kyle and Casandra, of Winnipeg (whom she adored and was so proud of), brother Alf (Stella) of Vernon, sister Laurie (Lloyd) of Abbotsford, her niece Leslie, grandniece Simone, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will always remember her for her feisty spirit and her perfect sense of style. Lil could always be counted on for a cup of tea, a homemade scone and an open ear to many good friends and relatives back in Winnipeg and in Abbotsford.
Lil will also be missed by her Saturday canasta partners Sophie, Glady, Patti and Marg.
The family extends many thanks for Lil's caring friends Marg Smith, Patti Beable, and to the Hospice staff who attended her so tenderly. Very special thanks to nurse-angel Spikey Jayne who could always be counted on to bring a smile to Lilyan's face and give strength to her family.
There will be no service, at Lilyan's request. In Lil's memory, donations can be made to the most wonderful Christine Morrison Hospice Society, 3rd Floor, 7324 Hurd St., Mission, BC V2V 3H5.
HAND, Margaret Jean - Monday, 25 Sep 2006
Margaret Jean passed away peacefully on September 25, 2006 at the age of 91. Margaret is survived by Steven, her devoted and loving husband of 70 wonderful years. She will be deeply missed by son Lewis (Brenda) and daughter Helen Totokey grandchildren Deejay (Normand), Cassidy (Bob), Peter and David; great grandchildren Taryn and Cadence; sister Kathleen Dutz; and brothers Walter, Ronald, Arnold and their families.
Over the years Margaret made a warm and loving home for her family and was known for the many delicious meals she prepared for family and friend get togethers. She loved to knit and sew and for years contributed hand-made items for the church bazaars. Once retired, Margaret took up oil painting and became quite the artist. She was one of the few women who received a license to become a radio amateur with the call VE7EYM. Over the years she also enjoyed the many adventures she had with Steven while travelling around the world. We have many wonderful memories of our wife and mother.
Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, 604-853-2591. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
KOCH, Denzil (Dennis) Raymond - Sunday, 17 Sep 2006
Denzil (Dennis) Raymond
It is with the deepest sadness that the family of Dennis Koch announces his sudden death on September 17, 2006 at 62 years old.
Dennis was predeceased by his twin siblings Gerald and Geraldine, mother, Madeleine, stepmother, Christina, father Emanuel, his brother-in-law Jamie and his father-in-law James Stewart. He is survived by his wife Karen and his children Dawn and Laura, (Carol), Sarah, Stewart, Tiffany and Travis. His loved his grandchildren Tanner, Jenny, Alex, Sabrina, Trinity, and Brendan. He will be remembered by his “adopted family” Tony, Shawn and Melissa and Debbie, Aaron, Tyler, Joel and his special girl, Haley. He is survived by his siblings Marguerite, Ruby, Leslie and Don and their families. Karen’s family was his family; his mother-in-law Lorna, Laurie (Vickie), Leslie (John) and Kelley (Michael) and their families will also grieve his loss.
Dennis and Karen have been foster parents for the last 28 years and Dennis adored his babies. He has been papa to D for the last 2-1/2 years. They loved to watch Treehouse on TV and just hang out and she is lost without him.
Dennis belonged to Mission Wings Flying Club and lived to build his beautiful planes. He started as a control-line builder, flier and competitor and accumulated many trophies. He trained and got his pilot’s license and flew his beloved 2-seater Cessna “Angel” for awhile and then his 4-seater “Gypsy”. The kids took many flights with their dad and Travis loved to do “up and downs”. Tiffany was the flour-bombing expert. There was a pause in model-building and flying while the children were little and later with a little more time on his hands he got back into flying and started to fly radio-control models. He loved to go to the field and have coffee and fly. The guys down at the field always had cookies for the kids. He had only been home about 20 minutes from a fly-in he had attended all that morning with our little boy.
Dennis was a hard-working, reliable truck-driver since he was 20 years old. He was content with his job and looked forward to retirement. We had purchased land in the Shuswap and he had fallen in love with his 2 acres. He had been raised on a farm in Alberta and he was so excited with all the plans he had for all of us. Trees, goats, ponies for the little girls and boys, and a cabin for all of us figured in the plans.
After discussion with all the family there will be no formal service. He will be cremated and in June 2007, family and friends and anyone who wishes to make the trip will go to Celista to “Cedar Meadows” where we will build a rock cairn where Dennis and his dog Blue can remain forever at peace. He can watch the land for us when we aren’t there and remind us how happy it made him when we go up there to stay.
I would like to sincerely thank Irene, Vanessa and all my coworkers at MSA and MMH Hospitals, my friends, neighbors, my family and my wonderful children for their support. I would also like to thank the Rescue Team and the Paramedics who worked so hard to keep Dennis here. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully accepted.
He had already found heaven at his “Cedar Meadows”. ‘We will miss you 'til we meet again someday’. Love always, Karen and all the family.
SHIEL, Thelma - Thursday, 21 Sep 2006
Thelma Shiel, a long time resident of Mission, BC, passed away peacefully at Pleasant View Care Home on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at age 89 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Dunn and her daughter Jacqueline. Thelma will be remembered by her loving family, daughters Jannet (Jack) and Norma (Jack), son Bill (Deni); brother Al (Jessie); numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family.
A special thanks to all the staff at Pleasant View Care Home for their kindness and loving care.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home
SIEBERT, Kenneth David - Saturday, 23 Sep 2006
Kenneth David passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2006. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his two children, daughter Amanda (Reed) Hudson and son Ryan Siebert; grandsons Connor and Rylan Hudson; mother Anne Siebert; sisters Glenda (Stacey) Marriott, Loretta (Corry) Spitters, Joyce (Michael) Gilroy, Cheryl (Andre) Siebert (Bidaud) and brother Dwight (Jody) Siebert; grandmother Anna Janzen, many nieces and nephews. Ken was predeceased by his father David Siebert and his dear friend Nola Myers.
A reception will be held on Thurs., Sept. 28 between 7-9 pm at the ABC Country Restaurant, 32080 Marshall Rd., Abbotsford.
BRIANT, Patricia "Isle" - Monday, 25 Sep 2006
Patricia "Isle" passed away August 23, 2006 at the age of 85 years.
Graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 at 11:00 am in Hazelwood Cemetery, 34070 Hazelwood Ave., Abbotsford.
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Directors in care of arrangements
HENNAN (nee Thompson), Joan Phyliss - Saturday, 23 Sep 2006
June 30, 1939 - Sept. 23, 2006
Joan passed away peacefully at the Christine Morrison Hospice, Mission, BC after a lengthy battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Amos “Shane”; their daughters Kimberly (Steve), Pamela (Mike), and Shirley; son Melvin and grandchildren Sarah, Eric and Alannah. Joan is remembered by family and friends for her passion, energy and commitment to the community. She will be dearly missed.
At Joan’s request, there will be no funeral service.
A private interment will be held at Musselwhite Cemetery, Abbotsford, BC. Donations can be made in Joan’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Henderson’s Funeral Home
GRABOSKI, Janet Faith - Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007
After battling cancer for almost a year, Janet left her loving family on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 in Port Alberni, BC at 69 years of age.
She will be deeply missed by her husband Harold; children: Jody (Darlene), Joel (Anne) and Jay (Chris); nine grandchildren; brother Ken (Sharkey); numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother and a best friend. The many people that touched Janet’s life lost a loving caregiver, a “forever type of friend” and a really good person.
A graveside service to lay Janet’s cremated remains to rest will take place at 2:00 pm on Monday, July 30, 2007 at the Greenwood Cemetery on Josephine Street in Port Alberni, BC followed by a memorial tea and celebration of her life at the Italian Hall at Sixth and Wallace.
Husband Harold would like to thank the many people who helped out during Janet’s illness and in particular the wonderful ladies from Home and Community Care and family friends Thelma and John and Pat and Chuck.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Chapel of Memories Phone 1-866-584-5164
KLIEWER, Helen - Monday, 23 Jul 2007
August 22, 1928 to July 23, 2007
Passed into the presence of her Lord Jesus at the Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga in her 79th year. Beloved wife of Henry for almost 52 years. Precious mom and friend of Bryan (Lynda), Wendy (Jon) Hughes, Carolyn (Peter) Arbour, and Dave (Tricia). Proud grandma of Allan and Andrew Kliewer, and David, Michael, and Cameron Boyd. Helen was a dear sister of Erna (dec.) , Kathy, Johnny (dec.) , Rudy, Neil, Mary, Tony (dec.) , Martha, Betty, Dave, and Dan. All who knew her will miss her quiet and gentle spirit.
The family will receive friends at the Ogden Funeral Home, 4164 Sheppard Ave. E., Agincourt Ontario, on Monday, July 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The service will be held at First Alliance Church, 3250 Finch Ave. E., Scarborough Ontario, at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 31. Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the First Alliance Church.