MORRIS, Beatrice May “Bea” - Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007
Beatrice May “Bea” Morris (nee: McSkimming) late of The Birchwood Retirement Center, Chilliwack, B.C., passed away on July 24th, 2007 at Chilliwack General Hospital, after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Bea was born June 24th, 1926 in Vancouver, B.C. and had just celebrated her 81st birthday a month prior to her passing. Mom was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and lifelong friend to many who knew her.
She is survived by her three sons: Ken (Janet) Morris, Steve (Denise) Morris, Brad (Janine) Morris, and four grandchildren, Lisa, Amanda, Pamela, and Scott, her sister Agnes Yargeau (Penhold, Alberta), brother James McSkimming (Vancouver, B.C.), and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Sidney “Bud” Morris in January 1991, and a baby son in July of 1948.
Mom grew up in the east end of Vancouver. She attended Laura Secord Elementary School. During the war years, mom worked at an aircraft wing manufacturing plant, where she had to travel by tram and a barge to get to work every day. She met “Bud” in 1945 and they were married in October of 1946. In 1947 dad started his career with B.C. Electric (now B.C. Hydro) and they moved to Chilliwack to start their newly married lives together. After many years of raising her family, mom started volunteering at her much loved Occupational Center at Sunshine Drive. Now known as Chilliwack Society for Community Living. She eventually became a paid staff member, working for some 16 years until her “first retirement”. After dad passed away in 1991, she returned once again to Sunshine Drive to help out in the workshop as a staff member. Many of her stories and favorite memories are of working with her “kids” and the staff at the “O.C.”
Mom was also an active member for many years of the Sunshine Drive Ladies Auxiliary and maintained close friendships with many of the volunteers up until her passing. In previous years she had also actively volunteered for the Ladies Legion Auxiliary, Anavets, and the 6th Chilliwack Scout Group.
Bea’s hobbies were her garden every summer, picking blackberries, canning, crafts, sewing, and most of all her wonderful Saturday baking days. Mom also loved to be active and she had been involved in bowling, darts, curling, and in later years, her morning aqua-fit sessions at the YMCA. Her and dad had also enjoyed a love for the outdoors, and spent many summers camping and fishing around B.C.
A memorial service and tea for “Bea” will be held on Saturday, August 18th, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack, BC. Arlene Kropp officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack, B.C.
The family would like to especially thank, The Birchwood staff, for the love and great care they gave to our mom over the last four years, to Dr. Mcleod for many years of his service and friendship to mom, Dr. Van der Watt and the nursing staff on NU5 at Chilliwack General Hospital, to the Home Care Support that mom received at the Birchwood and the wonderful Care Aids at the Chilliwack General Hospital that made mom’s last few months humor filled, and tolerable. Thanks for your extra loving and support to our family as well, Kate and Matt. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Chilliwack Society for Community Living in mom’s name.
HAGAN, Kathleen “Kay” - Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007
Kathleen “Kay” Hagan, following a long and courageous battle with cancer, and in the arms of her loving daughter Katie and dearest friend Audrey, ascended to the angels peacefully in her home on July 24, 2007 at the age of 77 years.
Kay, who was predeceased by husband Ron, will be affectionately remembered by her family: daughter, Katie (Howie) Parks; son Michael (Judy) Hagan; grandchildren Maddie and Jesse Parks, Tyler (Charity) and Terry (Alisha) Hagan; her sister, Mary (John) Donnelly; several nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
Kay was a teacher of children, an amazing mother, homemaker, great cook and avid bridge player. She lived each day with appreciation and thanks for the blessings that came her way, including the many friends at Eden bank who supported her throughout the years.
A commemoration of Kay’s life will be held Sunday, Aug. 5 at 3:00 p.m., in the Eden Bank Club House, Sardis.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Kay’s name to the Fraser Cheam Home Support – CHW Education, Fraser East Home Support Services, 101- 45485 Knight Road, Chilliwack, BC
V2R 3G3 is appreciated.
Condolences can be posted at www.mem.com
LAW, Barbara Ann Catherine (nee Male, Dunham) - Monday, 23 Jul 2007
May 16, 1931 ~ July 23, 2007
On July 23rd, our mother, Barbara quietly slipped away from us and the unbearable pain she had suffered for many months. We will gladly carry the pain instead Mom. Our hearts ache.
Our mother was an amazingly strong woman throughout her life. Although not always evident to us, she passed this quality on. We will carry that part of you with us Mom. We hope you’re on the most lush, green fairway that you’ve ever seen. That the arm sun is on your face, your lungs are filled so full of fragrant air. When you hit the ball it whistles through the bluest sky as far and straight as you can see.
Wait for us at the 19th hole Mom.
We will join you there. We love you and we’ll miss you, Lynda, Jacque, Barb, Rick, and Deb
Barbara settled in 1980 in Abbotsford, where she was a successful advertising sales person for the Abbotsford News for many years. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club for many years.
We would like to thank the nurses and doctors that were kind and cared for our mother with gentle compassion. There were some that cared as if our mother were their own. We thank you so very much.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford followed by burial at Musselwhite Cemetery.
LARSEN, Wayne Christian - Monday, 23 Jul 2007
Wayne Christian Larsen late of Chilliwack, BC passed away July 23rd 2007 age 65. Wayne was born May 17, 1942 in Chilliwack and lived most of his life in the Chilliwack area.
He worked as a heavy-duty mechanic and traveled to many out of the way places around BC. He was a member of the operating engineers & the IWA from his early twenties until he retired in 2002. In his younger years Wayne worked on the family farm, won several ploughing matches, and had his own trap line. For the past few years you would find Wayne enjoying the company of his grandson’s and their dog. If his grandson’s were at the rink you would be sure to find grandpa.
Wayne loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating, and spending time with his sons, grandsons, and family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Lynne, sons Allan and Vincent, grandsons Dayton & Cole, brother Dale (Lori), sister Dorothy (Dale) Wiebe, brother in law Allan (Leona) McKay, sister-in-law Joan McKay, nieces Darcy Wiebe, Rachelle Larsen, Al-Lisa, Tia & Alexis McKay. Nephews Trever (Dena) Larsen, Chris (Naomi) Larsen & Caleb Larsen, Todd, Tim, Stan & Greg McKay.
Predeceased by his father & mother Chris & May Larsen, father & mother-in-law Gordon & Doris McKay, & brother-in-law Ian McKay.
Service of Remembrance will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home on Monday July 30th at 2 pm with Major Angus Haggarty officiating. If friends so desire, donations may be made to a charity of their choice.
MORRIS, Jack - Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007
Oct.10, 1924 - Sept. 19, 2007
John Kerwin (Jack) of Lindell Beach, B.C. died peacefully on September 19th surrounded by family. Jack is survived by his daughters Judy, Cathy (Wallise), Lisa (Peter), & Jane (Mark) and his grandchildren Buddy, Amelia, Isaac, Sally, Brianna, & Maren. Jack lived a successful and meaningful life. Valuing family and friends above all, Jack inspired creativity, generosity, kindness, and respect in others. Dad taught us how to make the most of God’s gift of life. As an avid angler, Jack found magic and solace in moving water. Quiet in nature, Dad enjoyed warm times with family and friends gazing at the beauty of Cultus Lake. Dad epitomized the phrase that still waters run deep. His intelligence and wisdom were relied upon often and his keen sense of humor kept us on our toes! The love and tenderness that he showed his family and friends will continue to lighten and inspire our lives. Our sadness at Dads passing is only eclipsed by our appreciation of having shared so fully in his life. We love and cherish you Dad.
“That best portion of a good man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
-William Woodsworth (1770-1850)
The family would like to offer our sincere appreciation to the staff at Chilliwack General Hospital. Your compassionate care was greatly appreciated.
Prayers to be held September 26th, 7:00pm at St. Mary’s church in Chilliwack. The Funeral Mass will be held September 27th, 10:30am with reception to follow. Internment will be at Gardens of Gethsemani cemetery in White Rock following the reception.
ROTHERMEL, Annie Rojemee - Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007
Annie passed away peacefully at home on September 19, 2007, after an 18-month fight with cancer, with her husband and two sons by her side.
Annie was born on November 14, 1945 in Hazelmere, England, the first of three girls of Allan and Doris Lewin.
She was trained as an orthopaedic nurse and physiotherapist in Oswestry, England before moving to Canada in 1972.
Annie lived and worked throughout the Fraser Valley before settling in her home in Ryder Lake in 1986. She was well-known in the community for providing home physiotherapy services in a caring and professional manner, and was a member of the Rotary Club.
Annie was fortunate to have many loving friends, whom she will miss dearly. She enjoyed spending time in her beautiful garden, accompanied by her dog Tessie.
Annie is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Rudy Rothermel; two sons Allan Merrill and Russ Rothermel; two grandchildren Jack and Sydney Merrill; two sisters Jill Lewin and Diana Kuh; and honorary sister Rosie Willetts.
A special thank you to Dr. Alan Quinn, Dr. Alan Richmond, and the wonderful staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital and the BC Cancer Agency.
A memorial service in celebration of Annie’s life will be held on September 25, 2007 at 10 am.
If friends wish, a memorial donation to the BC Cancer Agency would be gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers.
HORNBY, Bernice Evelyn - Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007
Our Mom, Auntie, Sister, Granny and Great Granny passed away peacefully September 18, 2007 at the age of 92 after a long illness and decline. Bernice was born in Hastings Coulee, Alberta, February 24, 1915. She came to Chilliwack in 1990. She was predeceased by her first husband Gordon Brubaker, second husband Bob Hornby, and sisters Vi Hinman and Verona Pushor. She is survived by her daughter Janet (Larry) Brown of Grande Prairie, Alberta, and son Dale (Carol) Brubaker of Chilliwack, sister Marge Kelly of Viking, Alberta, grandchildren Sheryl (Len) Wilson of Grande Prairie, Laurie (Ken) Davis, of London, Ontario, Barry ( Louise) Brown, of Ottawa, Ontario, Eileen Veitch of Kingston, Ontario, Christina Brown of Grande Prairie, Alberta, David Brubaker of Chilliwack and Glenn (Stephanie) Brubaker of Chilliwack. She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held - Monday, September 24 at 2:30 PM at the Legion Cemetary. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Eden Centre and Dr. Heather Leyen for their caring and compassion, and the staff of Pharmasave downtown for their benevolence, and a special thank you to Joan Lundgren for her marvelous kind consideration. We would also like to thank the Home Support Service for the hours of wonderful, giving care to Bernice. In lieu of flowers, please give a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society
OOSTLANDER, Pieter - Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007
On September 16, 2007 the Lord took out of our midst, our dear Father and Opa, Pieter Oostlander at the age of 77 years. He was born near Rotterdam, The Netherlands on July 11, 1930. He was predeceased by his wife Johanna Oostlander (nee Alderliesten). He is survived by his children; Corrie, Hans, Joanne, Jake (Mina) and Tony; grandchildren, Leanna, Jonathan, Kevin, Jeff, Karen, Jason, Kayla, Dallas and Akeyla.
Pieter immigrated to Pitt Meadows, BC, Canada in 1964 and moved to Rosedale in 1989 where he has resided since.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Chilliwack General Hospital and Drs. Bartel & Dueck and Dr. Bond at Surrey Memorial Hospital for all their care.
Condolences may be offered on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 from 7-9 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2007 at the Free Reformed Church 45471 Yale Rd. Chilliwack, BC; Pastor Hans Overduin officiating. Interment in Vedderview Gardens Cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinitarian Bible Society or Bethesda Christian Association.
RICHMOND, May “Mickey” Evelyn - Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007
May Evelyn Richmond – “Mickey” – passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Chilliwack, BC at the age of 93 years. She was born October 3, 1913 in Keefers, BC, lived most of her years in North Bend, BC, and in Chilliwack for the past fifteen years.
Mickey is survived by her loving family: daughter Leonora (Darrell) Tenbrink; son Lorne (Margaret) Richmond – both of Chilliwack; sisters Margaret Page and Irene Richmond – both of Kamloops; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was sadly predeceased by her husband Leonard in 1985; three sisters and one brother.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 from St John’s Anglican Church; 46098 Higginson Rd, Chilliwack
Memorial donations may be made in Mickey’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Fund of BC, Fraser Valley Office, 100 – 2232 McAllistar Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A5.
Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, Chilliwack, BC. 604-793-4555.
HAYTON, Jeffrey Dean - Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007 Mr. Jeffrey Hayton of Edmonton, formerly of Chilliwack, passed away suddenly at the age of 42 years.
He will lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his parents, Malcolm (Gail); two brothers, Chris (Jamie), and Randy; niece, Bailey; nephew, Foster; numerous other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2007 in Evergreen Funeral Chapel.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2007 in Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton with cremation to follow.
In memory of Jeffery, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
RENWICK, Raymond Henry - Monday, 17 Sep 2007
Raymond Henry Renwick passed away September 17th 2007 at the age of 76. He fought a courageous battle with cancer for the past 4 years and is finally at peace.
Ray was born on August 4, 1931 in Kindersley Saskatchewan.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth, sons David (Kathy) Renwick, Douglas Renwick, James (Donna) Renwick, Bruce (Cindy) Renwick and Paul Walker, daughters Cathy Ainsworth and Rhonda (Derek) Martin as well as 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Ray was a founding member of the Reform Party and Chilliwack’s first candidate. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for several years and active in his church, the Salvation Army. He ran a successful insurance and then real estate business, which he retired from in the early 90’s.
The family would like to thank Dr. E.A. Quinn, Dr. A.R. Richmond, and the awesome staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital for the loving care.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 24th 2007 at the Salvation Army Community Church, 46420 Brooks Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C. at 1:30 p.m. with Major John Moore officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Salvation Army in Ray’s memory.