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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Chilliwack - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 46

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FINCH, Pamela Ann (nee. Payne) - Wednesday, 18 Oct 2006
(July 4, 1968- Oct. 18, 2006)
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Pamela Ann Finch (Payne) on Wed., Oct. 18, 2006.
Born & raised in Chilliwack. Passed away suddenly, she leaves to mourn daughter Tamara, mother Theresa Parsons, father Garry Payne, brother Steven Payne (T-Bone), aunt Ida & Hartley Gies, aunt Ann & Randy Jonsson, her very special friend Bruce Raleigh, life long friends Lisa Evans, Cheryl & Richard Peters, numerous cousins and friends, beloved friends Bob & Judith Hazelton.
Funeral will be held - Friday, October 27, 2006 at 3pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, Chilliwack. Viewing is at 2pm.
Tea and luncheon will be held at Brenda Creasey, 44782 Cumberland Ave., Chilliwack, BC.

NELSON, Vern - Thursday, 19 Oct 2006
of Chilliwack, formerly of Cranbrook, passed away October 19th, 2006 at the age of 61 years. He was born on October 12, 1945 in High River, AB.
Vern will be forever remembered by his wife Dawn and children Ken (Jamie) of Cranbrook, Ricky (Ian) of Vancouver, Tracy (Bruce) of Chilliwack, and Laura, along with his grandson Derek (Megan) of Calgary. Vern is also survived by his brothers Roy (Vivian) Nelson, Cayley, AB, Warren (Rachel) Nelson, Winnipeg, MN, sister Rita (Stan) Fisher, Pincher Creek, AB, and sister-in-law Wilma Nelson, High River, AB. Vern was predeceased by his brother Leonard Nelson and his parents Alfred and Ella Nelson.
A funeral service and Celebration of Life will be held on Friday October 27, 2006 at 4:00 PM at the Eagles Hall, 711 Kootenay St in Cranbrook, BC.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

HUTH, Jacob Wilfred - Wednesday, 18 Oct 2006
Jacob Wilfred Huth, late of Chilliwack, B.C. passed away October 18, 2006 in New Westminster at the age of 71.
He was born April 25, 1935 in Oakshella, Saskatchewan and had lived in Chilliwack for 69 years. Jacob worked for School District #33 for 27 years. He was a member of the Lions Club, enjoyed sports, fishing and camping.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chilliwack United Church on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 1:30 p.m.
Jacob is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Thelma; children: Barry of Mission, Kathy and Sherry both of Chilliwack. He is also survived by 4 granddaughters: Krista (Brian) Petkau of Chilliwack; Angela (Ryan) Huth of Chilliwack, Jennifer (Manuel) Huth of Mission, Courtney Huth of Chilliwack; brothers: Sig (Pat) of Chilliwack, sisters: Carol (Les) Twist of Lloyminster, Alta., Esther Jamieson of London, Ont., Shirley (Jim) Dawson of Ontario; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, parents, two brothers, one sister and two great-grandchildren.
Should family and friends so desire donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

DAHL, James William - Sunday, 15 Oct 2006
James Dahl late of Chilliwack, BC passed away October 15, 2006, at the age of 79. James was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, December 8th, 1926.
James is survived by his loving family, wife Florence, son Don (Monica), grandchildren Amanda and Adam, three sisters, Marg, Helen and Dorothy all of Eston, Sask., and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a Service of Remembrance, Saturday October 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home. Should family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven Society.

TOOP, Glenn L. (Scotty) - Monday, 27 Mar 2006
Glenn Lomond Toop passed away peacefully at his residence in Chilliwack, in his 99th year.
He was born in Chilliwack on June 30, 1907 the fourth of eight children born to John H. and Edith (Nelmes) Toop, who were also born in Chilliwack.
Glenn is survived by his companion of 30 years, Adela Andrew and her family, by two sons Allan (Kay) Toop of Chilliwack and Garry (Carol) of Hope, sister in law Edith Toop of Chilliwack, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren &1 great great grandchild.
He was predeceased by two sisters Dora May Toop and Lenore Nixon, five brothers Ellwood, Gordon, Jack, Alvin and Ronald, and two grandchildren David Toop in 1994 and Leanne Rudolph in 2005.
Glenn was an avid fisherman who enjoyed the farm, his garden, and playing crib.
We will all miss his great sense of humor and his many “behind the scenes” stories of local historical events. He had a unique ability to see the inner needs of people and reach out to them with compassion and understanding.
At his request, no service will be held.

NOWELL, Doreen Veronica Magdalena “Rene” (nee Somerville) - Monday, 27 Mar 2006
Rene Nowell passed away peacefully at Heritage Village in Chilliwack on March 27, 2006 at the age of 84 years. She was born in Bruno, Saskatchewan on April 22, 1921.
She was a devoted homemaker, waitress and camp cook in the West Coast Logging Camps. Her interests included fishing, gardening, traveling and her hobbies were knitting, playing crib and jigsaw puzzles.
Rene Nowell is survived by her children; Diane Somerville of Rosswood, B.C. and Dave (Sandy) Somerville of Deroche, B.C., grandchildren; Lorena Grassing (nee Cox), Jarrett Cox, Rachelle Somerville and Michael Somerville. She is also survived by her sisters, Dorothea Muzzillo of Penticton, Yvonne Armstrong of Port Alberni and brothers, Eddy Huhn of Quesnel and Jerry Huhn of White Rock as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rene was predeceased by her loving husband George Ivan Nowell.
A Remembrance will be held on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 1:00 pm at the Best Western Country Inn. In Rene’s honour, donations may be made to Ruth and Naomi’s Street Ministry in Chilliwack, 46305 1st Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C

LYGO, Charles (Chuck) MorrisTuesday, 21 Mar 2006
Charles Lygo passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2006 at his home in Chilliwack, one month short of his 81st birthday.
He was a retired employee of BE Electric, later BC Hydro, and progressed with those companies from being a meter reader in both Chilliwack and Vancouver, to promotion as Manager of the BC Hydro Gas Corrosion Control Section. He was self- taught in the discipline of Corrosion Control and the knowledge he acquired enabled him to implement new technical and administrative processes that remain in use today. He was internationally known and respected in his field.
Charles had a variety of interests and talents. He was a founding member of the Vancouver Chapter of Greenpeace, he loved hiking and mountaineering, he was an accomplished gardener and created a wonderfully peaceful oasis in what has become a featureless urban sprawl. He possessed a keen analytical mind and was fascinated by Japanese culture. He was disciplined enough to learn to read and write the Japanese language without formal schooling. He was a voracious reader of a wide variety of subjects, a talented artist who also loved music and was a more than competent pianist. He was a generous donor to a number of philanthropic projects, particularly those dealing with children.
Charles leaves family in the UK as well as a diverse group of friends. We mourn the passing of a unique being who was witty, but never mean spirited, and who was not averse to throwing a controversial pebble into a discussion pool just to see the effect. All who knew Charles will miss his warmth, charm, intellect, hospitality and love for life. Travel well, old friend, and don’t forget to smell the roses en route. We shall not see your like again.

HOHMANN, Barbara Elizabeth - Friday, 24 Mar 2006
Barbara Elizabeth Hohmann passed away peacefully on Friday, March 24th, in her 91st year at Chalmer’s Lodge in Vancouver.
Barbara was born in Marysburg, Saskatchewan, where she sub–sequently met and married Gregor; together they had eight children. In 1947 the family relocated to Chilliwack, B.C., where Barbara lived for the largest part of her life – 55years. While still raising her family Barbara also worked for many years at Valleyhaven Rest Home in Chilliwack. Following her retirement there at 65, she spent another 10 years working as a volunteer at the St Vincent de Paul Society, in aid of the poor. In 2003 she moved to Vancouver.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband and two sons, Ed and baby Anthony. She is survived by two sisters, one brother, one daughter, Josephine, five sons, Ferd, Benno, George, Joe, and Ron, and many beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be held at St Augustine’s Church, 2028 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, on Saturday, April 1st at 1:00PM. There will be a prayer gathering also at St. Augustine’s on Friday, March 31st at 8:30PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Chalmer’s Lodge, 1450 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 1M9.

JESS, James “Ross” - Friday, 24 Mar 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James “Ross” Jess in the presence of his loving family on March 24, 2006 at the age of 73 years. Ross was born in Vancouver, B.C. on June 6, 1932.
Ross moved at the age of four with his family to Chilliwack where Ross spent his childhood years. He married his childhood sweetheart, Shirley Bathgate, in 1955 and worked as an electrician for Dickie’s Electric for 10 years. The boom of 1966 brought Ross and his family to Prince George where he worked and raised a family for 20 years before returning to Chilliwack and retiring. Ross had many talents far too numerous to recount but he felt his greatest accomplishment was his wonderful family.
Ross is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley (Bathgate), his daughters; Teresa (Dale) Girling of Prince George, Cheryl Darling of North Vancouver, Karen Jess of Chilliwack, Rosalinde Jess of Chilliwack. His sisters; Lorraine (Jack) Lock of Chilliwack, Verna Hansen of White Rock, grandchildren; Jennifer (Jeremy) Ryan of Prince George, Allesha (Alex) Dodorico of Prince George, Adam Darling of North Vancouver, James Darling of North Vancouver; great grandchildren; Kaitlynn of Prince George, his “two boys” Wally and Rocky and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Ross was predeceased by his mom and dad Edith and Alex Jess, his sister Bev Laurie.
Thanks to all the nurses of NU4 and especially Jackie, Bev, Debbie D and Karen. Also the many fabulous doctors who helped dad on his journey home.
Ross touched many lives. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew him. There will be no service by request. A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
“Here’s a twenty for the Road, Dad, Till we see you in heaven”

DUNLAP, Brian - Saturday, 25 Mar 2006
Brian Dunlap passed away suddenly March 25, 2006 at the age of 55 years. With his loving parnter Sylvia Oppenheimer by his side at home in Yarrow, BC.
Also leaving to mourn, his only son, Kory Dunlap (Tach); grandchildren: Faith and Kalyb, as well as Bonita (Mukti) Bath.
Brian will be cherished, missed and never forgotten.
If desired, memorial donations in lieu of flowers to the BC Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

POLUKOSHKO, Janis - Friday, 24 Mar 2006
July 1, 1975 - March 24, 2006
It is with deep love and heartfelt sadness that we have to say goodbye. Janis will be lovingly remembered by all whose lives she has touched, and her spirit will remain in our hearts forever. A Celebration of Janis’ Life will be held March 28, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at the Camp River Hall, 50246 Camp River Road, Chilliwack, B.C.
Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-793-2222

VANDERSPEK, Matthew - Sunday, 26 Mar 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away out of this life of our dear husband, father, grand and great-grandfather, Matthew Vanderspek on March 26, 2006.
Dad was born August 9, 1916 in Niewerkerk a/d Ijsel, the Netherlands.
He and his wife with four daughters immigrated to Chilliwack, B.C. on March 24, 1953.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Adrianna (nee Reijm), children, Lydia (Martin) Maljaars, Joann (Archie) Maljaars, Jeannie (Ben) Kanis, Annie (Adam) Slingerland, Ernie (Mary) Vanderspek, Nellie (Hank) Van Dyk and Peter Vanderspek, 39 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren.
Left to mourn his passing in the Netherlands, are one brother, Arie, 3 sisters; Mien Bac, Ger Schipper, Ploon Buitenhuis; sisters-in-law, Mien Vanderspek, Anna Reijm, Anna Reijm; brothers-in-law; Piet Reijm and Arend Reijm (Bep).
He was predeceased by two granddaughters, Diane Royal (nee Slingerland) and Laura Maljaars; brothers, Jan, Ies and Tienus; and sisters, Annie van der Kooij and Marie Slingerland.
Opportunity for condolences and viewing will be given on March 29, 2006 for friends from 8:00 to 9:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held in the Bethel Netherlands Reformed Congregation Sanctuary at 8920 Broadway, Chilliwack on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 10:00 am, with Pastor P van Ruitenburg officiating.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in Dad’s memory may be made to Timothy Christian School in care of Henderson’s Funeral Home.

PARTRIDGE, Mary Margaret Louella - Friday, 17 Mar 2006
Mary Partridge passed away peacefully on March 17, 2006 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 74 years. She was born August 12, 1931 in Clinton, Ontario. She married Austin Partridge on March 17, 1951. She lived a very active and full life. Mary and Austin spent a great number of years travelling, while he was employed in the RCAF and then to Mexico in their retirement years. She was predeceased by her parents and brother. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Austin Partridge of Chilliwack and her brother William Fulford of Kitchener, Ontario. She will be greatly missed by her husband, family and all her caring friends. Austin Partridge would like to thank the staff at Chilliwack General Hospital, Home Support, Palliative Care, family, all his friends and neighbors for their loving care and support. At Mary’s request no service will be held. Installation of Urn in the Niche Wall at Vedderr View Cemetery, Watson Rd. will take place - Tuesday, March 28, 2006. A “Gathering” will follow at the Vedder Legion, Branch #280 on Vedder Road. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of McLean’s Funeral Services Ltd.

HAWLEY, Viola Caroline - Friday, 24 Mar 2006
Viola Caroline Hawley passed away on March 24, 2006 at Fraser Hope Lodge at age 90 years. She was born April 8, 1915 at Rosthern, Saskatchewan. Vi is survived by daughters Arline and Linda and son Keith, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Vi grew up around the Rosthern and Swift Current areas. She met and married Fred Hawley and they settled in Vancouver. Vi worked as a laundress at St. Paul’s Hospital, the Ritz Hotel and the Vancouver Hotel. She retired and took up crocheting, knitting and enjoying her grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 31, 2006 at 1:30 pm from the Chapel of Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave Chilliwack; Major Angus Haggarty officiating.

ECCLESTON, Brenda Ellen - Thursday, 04 Sep 2003
Our beloved mother, sister, aunt, and friend, Brenda Ellen Eccleston passed away on September 4, 2003 in Chilliwack, at the age of 50. Brenda was born September 14, 1952 in Chilliwack. Brenda had not only lived in Chilliwack, but also in Victoria, Vancouver, and finally settled in New Westminster.
She is survived by her loving family, children, Jobrenda (Steve) and Peter Eccleston; sisters, Dianne (Rick), Barb, Susie, and Nancy; brothers, Ron (Paulette), Mike (Patty), and Art (Michelle); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Predeceased by her parents, Tom and Nora Eccleston; her aunt; and a sister-in-law.
Brenda had a kind spirit, and a loving and caring heart. She had a wonderful sense of humour and a great laugh! She will be missed deeply and will always hold a special place in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held - Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Rd., Sardis. Interment at 2 p.m. at Chilliwack Cemeteries, Chilliwack. A tea service to follow at 2:30 p.m. at Carman United Church.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to a charity of your choice in Brenda’s memory would be appreciated.
We love you Mom!
McLean’s Funeral Services in care of arrangements.

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