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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Chilliwack - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 23

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HEPPELL, Maurice Joseph Leopold - Sunday, 24 Oct 2004
23 July 1921 – 24 October 2004
Maurice (Moe) Joseph Leopold Heppell of Rimouski, Quebec, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2004 at the age of 83 with two of his daughters at his side, after a lengthy illness. His wife, Raymonde, of 54 years preceded him in April 1999 and a daughter, Diane, in January 1997.
Maurice is survived by three daughters, Micheline Lovin of Edmonton, Nicole Heppell and Suzanne Heppell of Chilliwack, two sons Yvon Heppell of Edmonton and Alain Heppell of Prince Rupert, B.C., seven grandchildren; Jim (Janice) Mike (Heather) and Michelle (Jason) Lovin of Edmonton, Alberta, Danielle and Chantelle Heppell of Langley, B.C., Jennifer and Aaron Heppell of Vancouver, B.C. and Thomas Heppell of New Westminster. He was also survived by five great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Moe has two brothers Paul (Madeline) and Adelard (Georgette) a sister Raymonde Poirier of Quebec and one sister-in-law Marie Louise in Belgium. He is also survived by extended family, Bob and Donna Legace of Abbotsford.
Maurice served with the Canadian Armed Forces as an Engineer from 1939-1969. He fought in the 2nd World War and the Korean War, as well as peacekeeping with the United Nations in Egypt and Cypress. Maurice was also very active in Cubs and Scouts while at CFB Chilliwack. In 1970 Moe and his wife Raymonde moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands where he was active in the Lions Club. Moe and his wife returned to Chilliwack in 1979 and retired.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary’s Church on Mary St. in Chilliwack on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004 at 10 am, officiant Father Gino Aloisio. A reception to follow at St. Mary’s Hall.
Donations in dad’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice.
My children I leave behind
Don’t cry tears of sadness
Look up towards the sky, see the
Bright stars above. We are looking
Down to you.
We are your Guardian Angels now
Watching over you.
From Dad, Mom and Sis who are now in heaven.

GREER, Gordon Vincent - Tuesday, 05 Oct 2004
Gordon Vincent Greer, April 28, 1939 – October 5, 2004. Tuesday, Oct. 5th, after a valiant battle with ALS, Gord stepped from this world into the Hands of God. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Gord moved to Chilliwack with his mom, dad and brother in 1953. Later, Gord joined the Army. After leaving the Army he joined Correction Canada. He married Shari in 1978 and later adopted two of her sons, making the family complete with his son.
Gord retired from Corrections when illness made it impossible for him to continue. He had started to make scrollsaw woodworking projects and became adept at his craft. Because he could sit and do this work and stop when his pain intensified, he was able to continue. Sharing his work with the world was especially dear to him. He became well known in the community for his work. He also made toys for needy children for Christmas, a task he did with joy.
Gord, being the awesome man he was; having the love and respect of many, has made his mark in this world. He will never be forgotten.
Forever loved, forever missed, forever mourned by his wife, Shari; sons, Gordon, Britt and Carter; many family members and a myriad of friends.
A Memorial Service was held at 2 p.m., - Monday, Oct. 11, 2004 at the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club, 48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to The B.C. Toy Makers Society; B.C. ALS Society or the Chilliwack Dogwood Lions Club, addresses are available from the family.

BENNETT, Emma - Wednesday, 20 Oct 2004
Emma Bennett of Ashcroft, B.C. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, age 85 years.
Predeceased by her loving husband Bruce, and son Darwin. Survived by her loving family, son Frank (Joyce), grandson Tony (Anita) Bennett, great-granddaughters Sarah and Kayla, great-grandson Wil, granddaughter Lisa (Mike) Howe, brother Bob Gust.
Private Family Service in lieu of flowers. Donations may be made to Children’s Hospital or B.C. Cancer Fund.

BAILEY (nee Phillips), Ethel May - Wednesday, 20 Oct 2004
In loving memory of Ethel May Bailey (nee Phillips) born on October 6, 1919 in Kincaid Sask. Passed away peacefully in Chilliwack General Hospital, with family by her side, on October 20, 2004.
Predeceased by her loving husband John, June 28, 1944.
She will be greatly missed by her daughters Etta Richmond (Al), Beverley Tecklenborg (Joe), and her son John Bailey (Marja), brother Bert Phillips (Norma), as well as all her Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and many friends in Vancouver and Chilliwack and especially Frankie, her guardian angel.
After being diagnosed with Cancer, Ethel made the most of every day and every hour of her last year. Her weekly Scrabble games with close friends brought great joy to her life as did her volunteering with the Hospital Auxillary.
She was married to John Bailey in Prince Albert, Sask. in 1940, where their children were born. After three short years of marriage, she tragically lost her husband in an airplane accident. She was left to raise the three babies on her own in a home of little money, but lots of love. In order to support her family, she moved to B.C. and worked in Vancouver.
Ethel retired to Chilliwack in 1983 to be near her family and to care for Meghan, the light of her life, so Etta could go back to work. She went everywhere with the family and especially loved her trips to Hawaii.
A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday Oct. 27 at 1:00 at Carman United Church, Rev. Michael Hare officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chilliwack Hospice Society would be welcomed.

MILLER (nee Bull), Shirleyanne Gayle - Thursday, 13 Jan 2005
Born January 1, 1955 in Tofino B.C. Shirleyanne (Shirl) passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and her ever watchful, caring pets. Shirl will be sadly missed by her husband and best friend Dan, sons Shaun and Taylor, Father Frank and brothers Ron and Rick.
Shirl is predeceased by her mother Tess and brother Bob.
After moving to Chilliwack in 1960, Shirleyanne worked with her mother Tess in the restaurant, catering business where she crafted exceptional cooking skills and a strong aptitude for being a “care-giver”.
In her teens and early 20’s, Shirl traveled extensively across Canada and the US and married Dan Miller June 24, 1978. After their marriage Shirl and Dan moved to Alberta where they gave birth to her sons Shaun and Taylor. The family later returned to Chilliwack.
After many years of motherhood Shirl courageously returned to school to pursue accreditation in the area of extended care for the elderly. Shirl graduated with honors as a certified care aid attendant in 2002, however due to her illness Shirl was unable to further pursue her aspirations in this area.
For her family Shirl was the consummate matriarch who never missed the opportunity to exploit special occasions and the opportunity to “spoil” those who where near and loved. To her friends she was a tireless supporter that never hesitated to provide compassion, understanding and unlimited loyalty.
“Shirl”, “Squirrel”, “Tuni” our lives will never be the same without you but you will always be cherished and remembered in our hearts until we meet again.
A memorial service if any, will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers if family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the charity of their choice.

MENKVELD, Hendrika Alberdina - Monday, 10 Jan 2005
Henny Menkveld, born January 10, 1926 in the Netherlands, passed away on January 7, 2005 after a brief struggle with cancer.
She is survived by her loving husband Hank, sons William (Lucie), John and Hank (Nadine); grandchildren, Steve, Jill, Kara, Katherine and Leanne; sisters Dicky and Janny (Waddeck and numerous other relatives in the Netherlands.
Condolences may be offered Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 10689 McSween Rd., Chilliwack, between 2 and 5 pm.

HENKE, Oscar Theodore - Saturday, 08 Jan 2005
Oscar Theodore Henke late of Chilliwack, B.C. passed away January 8, 2005 at the age of 77 years. He was born March 31, 1927 in South Makwa, Saskatchewan.
Oscar served in the Korean War with P.P.C.L.I. He retired in Chilliwack in 1984.
He is survived by his good friend and companion, Olive “Ollie” Barber; sons, Wilfred (Angie) Henke; Kim Henke, both of Saskatchewan; brother, Kim (Lucille) Reynolds of Prince George and cousins.
Private Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

GRIFFITHS, Andrew Ronald - Tuesday, 11 Jan 2005
Andrew Ronald Griffiths passed away on January 11th, 2005 at home at the age 65 years. He was born October 4th, 1939 in Liverpool England.
Ron is survived by Simon (Corie) Griffiths, Rosaland, Jeff, Darlene, and special friend Bev.
Ron was a long time employee of the Correctional Service. He spent many years at Mountain Institute.
A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday 18, 2005 at 1:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack, BC; Major Angus Haggarty officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

ESTABROOKS, Leslie Elaine - Thursday, 06 Jan 2005
Leslie Elaine Estabrooks aged 42, passed away suddenly January 6, 2005.
Leslie touched many people and will be missed by her mother Carol Baker; her daughter Anne; grandchildren, Anthony and Angela; her friend Mort Bartel; and also many friends and relatives in Ontario.
Interment in Vedder View Gardens Cemetery, 44675 Watson Rd., Chilliwack at 2 p.m., services to follow at 3 p.m. at Chilliwack United Church, 45835 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack, reception to follow in church hall.
Arrangements in care of McLean’s Funeral Services.

DeVRIES, Dixie Lee - Wednesday, 29 Dec 2004
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dixie on Dec. 29, 2004. She will be forever missed by her loving husband Gerrit DeVries, her two daughters Sally and Cory DeVries, her dear mother Geraldine Cabel, her father Lawrence Sharkey, her sister Cindy Gard, her five brothers Terry Sharkey, Tom Sharkey, John Sharkey, Doug Cabel, Dennis Cabel, her brothers in-law Doug DeVries, Martin DeVries and her sisters in-law Anneka Locke and Tina Scott.
Dixie developed many relationships and touched many lives throughout the world in her short 47 year journey through life and we are all truly blessed to have known her as a wife, mother, daughter, sister and close friend.
A viewing for family and friends will be held on Friday, January 14, 2005 from 7-9 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack, BC. Funeral services will be held at the Agassiz Agriculture Hall on January 15, 2005 at 1:00 PM. Pastor Jim Flom officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to the African Inland Mission International (Canada), 1641 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough, ON, M1R 1P8.

WARKENTIN, Evelyn - Saturday, 08 Jan 2005
It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to Evelyn Warkentin who entered into the presence of her Lord on January 8, 2005 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Evelyn will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by her family and many friends. She is survived by her son, Ken Warkentin of Winnipeg, Man.; her brother, Joe (Ruth) Sommer of Chilliwack, B.C.; nieces, Joanne (Tom) Sommer-Miller; Marilyn (James) Shiach; Karen (Chris) McGrath and their families; her two wonderful granddaughters, Samantha and Kelly Warkentin and their mother, Sandra, of Medicine Hat, Alta. Evelyn will also be deeply missed by Norm Kachenko of Hope, B.C. She was his best friend and the love of his life for approximately 8 years.
Evelyn was born on February 12, 1931 in New Sarepta, Alta. and moved to Chilliwack with her parents in 1948. Here she found employment and because of her fun loving personality and wonderful spirit she made many friends. One of her favorite pastimes was to meet with people for coffee to talk and visit with them or to help someone in need. Evelyn brought sunshine to everyone she met, she loved a good laugh and one always felt better after spending time with her.
Another of Evelyn’s great pleasures was travelling. She took several overseas trips; but especially loved travelling throughout B.C., Alberta and the Yukon, stopping to visit her many relatives, friends or just sight seeing and exploring the great outdoors.
A special thank you to the wonderful nurses and staff at Bradley Centre, who so lovingly cared for her. Also to Pastor Glenn Fretz who showed so much love and encouragement to both the family and to Evelyn during her lengthy illness. God bless you all.
A Memorial Service will be held at Chilliwack Evangelical Missionary Church, corner of Princess and Williams, Chilliwack, B.C. on Thursday, Jan. 13th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment service will precede.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Evangelical Missionary Church Memorial Fund.

LEARY, Dennis Oswald - Friday, 07 Jan 2005
Dennis Leary born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 9, 1917, passed away on January 7, 2005 in Chilliwack General Hospital.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 65 years, Phoebe or Pat (nee Kendall), sons Michael (Bonnie) and Ronald (Gail) and daughter Beth (David) Gillespie; four grandchildren, Heather, Darren (Carla), Gordon and Sandra; his sister Evelyn Selby, England and many nieces and nephews.
Denny and Pat resided in the Lower Mainland before moving to Chilliwack in 1988. Denny loved music, books, crosswords, bargains, a good laugh and his family.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. No flowers by request.

GREGORY (nee Tolmie), Dorothy Irene - Wednesday, 05 Jan 2005
Dorothy Irene Gregory (nee Tolmie) born June 26, 1921 in Muirjirk, Ont., passed away in Eden Intermediate Care Home, Chilliwack on January 5, 2005 at the age of 83.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Keith Gregory, age 89. Also survived by sons: Jeffrey (Joanne) Toop of Abbotsford; Larry (Dawn) Toop of Chilliwack and Jim (Sandi) Topley of Chilliwack; sisters: Eileen (John) Pinkerton; Margaret Engstrom; Norma (Mike) Bailey; Doreen (Alfred) Smith; Lorraine (Wade) Manning; brother, Clarence “Sam” (Shirley) Tolmie; 8 grandchildren,many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Bertha Tolmie; first husband, Ronald Toop, second husband, Donald Stewart; son, Johnathan Wesley Toop and Dorothy Topley, who was raised as a daughter. Also predeceased by 7 brothers: William, John, Marvin, James, Joseph, Jack, Kenny and a sister, Helen Tolmie.
Dorothy moved to British Columbia with her family. She married Ronald Wesley Toop on Sept. 2, 1939 in Chilliwack. They lived on a farm on Yale Road West in Sardis and raised three boys: John, Jeff and Larry. They also raised Dorothy Tolmie (Jack’s) daughter. John died in a dump truck accident on October 22, 1959. Ron and Dot divorced in 1975. She married Don Stewart August 4, 1977 and he died January 11, 1985. Dorothy married Keith Gregory on July 25, 1987.
Mom always said she lived a beautiful life filled with an abundance of family and friends, love and laughter. She traveled and cruised the world around and had many wonderful adventures. She requested to be remembered from her 80th birthday party get together with people she loved. She had so much fun and thought nothing could top that.
Memorial Service, if any, will be held at a later date. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.

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