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SNEDDON, George Sr. - Sunday, 02 Nov 2003
George Sneddon Sr. passed away November 2, 2003 at age 79 years. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 29, 1924. George served in the Royal and Merchant Navies in WW II from 1941 to 1948 after which he emigrated to Canada. He worked that first year on the CPSS “Princess Louise” on the Alaska run. He met his wife Marjorie Carol in St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver and they married in 1949. In the same year, George joined the Canadian Forces and served 25 years with the Royal Canadian Engineers in Whitehorse, Chilliwack and with the UNEF Egypt. George also spent 3 years with NATO serving in North Western Europe. On retiring from the Forces in 1974, he went into Federal Corrections and served as a prison guard for 12 years. George finally retired out of uniform in 1986. On of the most memorable events of George’s naval career occurred during the war as the ship he was on was involved in hunting down the German Battleship “Bismarck”. George is survived by his daughter, Marjorie (Jim) Beck; son, George Jr. (Patricia); grandchildren, Clayton (Joanne) Beck and Raeann Beck; cousins Mary Campbell and her family, and Grace Anderson and her family all of Scotland; niece Connie Adam and her Children of Vallejo, California. George was a member of Masonic Lodge # 19 for many years. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 280 Vedder Crossing, and was a long time resident of Cultus Lake. His favorite past-times included model ship and model train building. George was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie in February, 2003 after 53 years of marriage, his mother, Evelyn Smith January 2002 and his father George M. Sneddon. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday November 8, 2003 at 3:00 pm from the Chapel at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Ave. Chilliwack, B.C. with Major Angus Haggarty officiating. In leiu of flowers, donations in George’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Fund.
A Memorial Tea will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003 from 2-5 p.m. at Promontory Estate Clubhouse.

MITCHELL (nee: Watson), Evelyn Mae - Sunday, 02 Nov 2003
Evelyn Mae Mitchell (nee Watson) formerly of Chilliwack, Cultus Lake and Bralorne, B.C., passed away peacefully Nov. 2, 2003 in Victoria at age 93. Predeceased by her husband, Masse, in 1995. Evelyn was born July 19, 1910 and grew up on her parent’s (John & Edith Watson) farm on South Sumas Road near Chilliwack. Evelyn and Masse were married in 1935 and lived in Bralorne until they retired to Cultus Lake in 1967. Evelyn is survived by her son Kenneth (Jean) Mitchell of Victoria; 2 grandsons, Ian and Eric; and her sister Marguerite Brawn of Staples Settlement, NB. The family thanks her many friends for their loving support. A Remembrance Service and tea will be held Nov. 12 at 1:30 pm at the Cultus Lake Memorial Church with Rev. Weldon Holland officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Cultus Lake Memorial Church Fund, Lymphoma Foundation Canada, or other charity. Evelyn was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend. Her memory will be cherished by all those she touched.
QUINN, Margaret Rose - Sunday, 02 Nov 2003
Margaret Rose Quinn passed away at her home in Cultus Lake on November 2, 2003 at the age of 59. She was born in Dawson Creek, B.C. on March 31, 1944. She lived in the Chilliwack area for 10 years.
Margaret is survived by her husband Jerry Mines and her son Brian Quinn, brothers Kenneth (Carolyn) of Vancouver and Allan (Teresa) McDonal of Abbotsford and sisters Norma McNeilly of Edmonton and Colleen (Perry Mines) McNeilly of Abbotsford.
Margaret loved to travel with her trucker husband on his many long haul trips.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2003 at 2:00 pm at 45835 Sleepy Hollow Road to celebrate the life of Margaret.

HALLWORTH, Georgina Monica - Saturday, 01 Nov 2003
Georgina Monica Hallworth passed away at the Waverly in Chilliwack on Nov 1, 2003. She was 94 years of age. Georgina was born in Lille, Alberta on July 3rd, 1909.
She is survived by her children, son Robert of Victoria and daughter Lorna Jean McDonald of Denver, Colorado, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and two sisters Esther Allen and Inez Truba both of southern Alberta. Georgina was predeceased by her husband Fred.
No service by request.

COOK, William Frederick - Friday, 31 Oct 2003
William Frederick Cook passed away in Chilliwack on October 31, 2003 at the age of 69. He was born in North Vancouver on March 3, 1934.
He loved fishing, building radio control airplanes and driving around the Valley visiting his many friends. Dad was a kind and gentle man loved by all.
He is survived by his children, daughter Patricia Cook, son Allan Cook, daughter-in-law Wendy Cook and grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Wanda (Frank) Richter of Clearwater, B.C.
Private family cremation.

BARKER, Margaret Ruth (Mrs. C) - Thursday, 30 Oct 2003
Margaret Ruth Barker, (Mrs. C) late of Chilliwack, B.C. passed away October 30, 2003 at the age of 81 years. She was born October 22, 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has lived in this area for 50 years. She was an avid reader and gardener.
Cremation, Valley Crematorium. Private Family Service will be held at a later date.
Margaret is survived by 4 children, Ron (Linda) Cole of Union Bay, Vanc. Is., Jo-Anne Franco of Chilliwack, Sherry Franco and Doug Dupuis of Chilliwack and Ralph Cole of Chilliwack. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the B.C. Children’s Hospital.

GILBERT, Corlis Henry (Hank, Gil) - Wednesday, 29 Oct 2003
Corlis Henry Gilbert passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at Eden Intermediate Care Facilities at age 79 years. He was born in Canaan, Nova Scotia on May 27, 1924.
Hank is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gilda; and by their children; Teresa (Charlie) Curiston, Patricia (Rick) O’Brien, Richard (Judi) and Michael (Sara); 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, brothers, Cedric, Clyde, Chelsey and Curtis.
He was predeceased by his parents, Kathleen and Maurice Gilbert and his brothers Cyril, Craig, Calvin and Courtney. His infant grandchildren, Melissa and Shawn, also predeceased Corlis.
A Memorial Service will be held - Monday, November 3, 2003 at 1:00 pm from the Chilliwack Community Church (Salvation Army), 46420 Brooks Ave. Chilliwack, B.C. with Major John Moore officiating.
Corlis was a veteran of the Second World War and had resided in Chilliwack for the past 30 years.
Very special thanks to the staff at Eden Care Home for the wonderful care Corlis received while in residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Legion Fund or the Salvation Army.

DEKOFF, Travis Warren - Wednesday, 20 Aug 2003
Travis Warren Dekoff, aged 15 years, passed into the arms of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ last Wednesday night at B.C. Children’s Hospital. His parents Larry and Anita Dekoff were at his bedside, as well as Oma and Opa Daase, his uncle Lorne Dekoff, and family friend and Pastor George Werner.
Where do we begin to tell you about our Travis. He was the first born child of Larry and Anita, and such a blessing to all of our family. He was a leader, a goal setter, an excellent student, a thinker, a planner, a joker (he had a great sense of humour), and was a joy to all who knew him. He was an encourager, a comfort to talk to (you could really trust him), a logical boy when it came to giving advice, and his love for people was so unconditional. He loved all his friends and always spoke highly of them. He was an opportunist and had a very sharp memory. He loved baked potatoes, moose steaks and tacos. He had an appreciation for life. He always saw the good in people. We all loved him so much!
February 2002, Travis was diagnosed with cancer. All throughout his treatments, he was such a trooper. He complained very little, and was polite to all who entered his hospital room. He was a remarkable boy. Everyone would always comment on his strength and character. For being so young, Travis made such a big impact on so many people.
Next to his academics at school, sports played and important role throughout Travis’ life. His favorite team was the L.A. Lakers. He loved hockey, hunting, fishing trips with his dad, video/ computer games, music, his many wonderful friends, and most important to him was spending time with his family. He liked to go cruising with his cousin Nathan, loved to play (mean) jokes on his cousin Melissa to get a reaction out of her, and loved to spend time with and talking to his cousin Dinel. He was a wonderful role model to Dylan and Shaelyn and he taught them so many things. As a brother, Travis was the best! He always set a good example for Lindsay and Dallas as he thought the world of them. He would help them in any way he could, and was just the perfect BIG BROTHER!
Travis leaves behind his parents, Larry and Anita; his two younger siblings, Lindsay, who is 13 and Dallas who is 12; his maternal grandparents (Oma and Opa) Emil and Nathalia Daase; paternal grandparent (Omie) Hilda Dekoff; uncles and aunts, Lorne and Lorrie Dekoff, Herb and Maureen Daase, and Les and Marilee Daase; cousins, Melissa and Nathan Daase, Dinel Dekoff, Dylan and Shaelyn Dasse; and his beloved dog, Oreo.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, (Opie) Sam Dekoff.
Travis, we never dreamed you would be going to heaven before us all…BUT, we know that you have always been a leader in our family, and now you are the first one of us to see JESUS. You are happy and whole and we will see you again. We look forward to spending eternity with you …our precious son, brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin. We are so grateful to the wonderful Doctors, nurses and staff who have been so supportive and showed Travis and family such kindness. Words cannot express our gratitude towards Cst. Stenbeck - Travis’ Cop Buddy, our Church family, community, Rosedale Elementary School, and Rosedale Middle School for all their care. We’d also like to thank our precious friends for their love and support, and for generously giving of themselves every step of the way. You will never know how you have blessed us.
Public viewing is - Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, from 3-9 p.m. at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack.
Graveside service at 11 a.m. - Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003 and is for family and extended family.
Officiating at graveside service will be Pastors David Rutledge, Sean Vandop and Wes Daase. Memorial Celebration Service of Travis’ Life is - Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 at 2 p.m. at First Avenue Christian Assembly, 46510 First Ave., Chilliwack and is open to all.
Light refreshments will follow the service. Officiating at the Memorial Service will be Pastors Dwayne Trelenberg and David Rutledge.
Pallbearers are listed as follows: Herb Daase, Les Daase, Nathan Daase, Lorne Dekoff, Lyle Mertke and Jonathan Commins.
Honourary Bearers are: Thomas Strahl, Sean Peters, Dave Isbister, Brendan Rutley, David Porier, Scott Johnson, Eric Tiessen, Paul Korbeld, Hong Trieu, Amber Armstrong, Katie Bott, Alex Giesbrecht, Christy Wellsby, Alyssa Bauer, Elise Cochran, Ashley Watson, Bonnie Northgraves, Kaityn Waddington, Daniel Sluys and Matt Rutledge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to B.C. Children’s Hospital Oncology Ward, and/ or Cops for Cancer.

HOFF (nee Graham), Mildred Evelyn - Wednesday, 20 Aug 2003
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom on August 20, 2003.
Mildred is survived by her loving family, Jeanie, Hans, Katie, Katie, Karl and April Rose.
Mildred was born in Rosedale in 1917. During her childhood, her father, Stafford Graham, formed a partnership in the McNair Graham Shingle and Lumber Mill in Rosedale.
Mildred was a loving auntie and sister to Gladys and Dorothy.
She was predeceased by her brother Weldon; and wonder sister-in-law Elsie.
Our Mom will always be remembered by her kind heart, courage, and most beautiful smile.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society.
No service by request.

SPENCE, Royce Livingston - Tuesday, 19 Aug 2003
Royce Livingston Spence late of Princeton, passed away August 19, 2003 in Vancouver at the age of 73. He was born January 31, 1930 in Lashburn, Sask.
Private Family Cremation.
He is survived by his loving family, wife Margaret; daughter Thesesia (David) Walker; son Miles (Marja) Spence of Agassiz; six grandchildren, Paula Ross, Fawn Hinbest, Royce Walker, Chris and Lisa Spence, and Amanda Admiraal; five great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jamie and Sabastian Hinbest and Diana and William Ross; one brother Dale Rodney (Eileen) Spence of Marwayne, Alta.; and many nieces and nephews.

KYLE, Donald Emerson - Monday, 18 Aug 2003
Donald Emerson Kyle of Chilliwack, aged 69, passed away on Aug. 18, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital, after a brave battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carole (nee Thiel); his children, Deborah (John), and Scott (Carol Lee); and his grandchildren, Jenna, Reid and Guylaine, all of Nova Scotia. He is also survived by his brother James of Ontario.
He was predeceased by his father, Emerson (1986), and his mother Mabel (1999), both of Ontario.
Don was born in Clinton, Ont. on December 22, 1933. He was raised in Kippen, Ont. where he developed a life long interest in fishing and other outdoor activities. Prior to his marriage to Carole in 1958, Don began a 44-year career in the mobile home and recreational vehicle manufacturing business, concluding with Western Canada RV of Abbotsford in 1999. For those who had the opportunity to know him, Don will be remembered as honest, dignified and hard working.
A memorial service will be held in Ontario at a later date.
For those wishing to honour his memory, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the B.C. Lung Association, or a charity of choice.

POTH, Simon John (Si) - Monday, 18 Aug 2003
Simon John (Si) Poth passed away peacefully August 18, 2003 at the age of 88 years. Si was born in Carmel, Sask. on March 8, 1915.
He was the seventh of eight siblings born to Simon Poth and Theresa (nee Boehm). Originally from Austria/Hungary, he grew up on the family farm in Humboldt. He was proud of all his family and continued to enjoy visits with many nieces and nephews in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. In 1942 he was with the first troop of RCE posted to Camp Chilliwack. He was subsequently posted frequently throughout the “east and the west”, including Chatham, Ont. (1945) where he fell in love with Ruth; Germany (1951) when he was involved with NATO and postwar reconstruction; Alert, NWT (1961) and Gagetown, N.B. from where he retired as CWO in 1971. He was a model of tolerance, integrity and sportsmanship. Always a gentleman, he would provide valuable, honest advice when asked. He abhored waste and inefficiency and was a longstanding member of Technocracy. He will be missed by his “Tuesday coffee buddies”; friends at The Chilliwack Curling Club and as the unofficial historian/photographer at Kinkora Golf Course.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at 10 a.m. Fr. Gary Gordon officiating.
Casket Bearers Ralph DeCoste, Jim Allen, Mike Boughner, Mike Goodey, Phil Hebert and Marvin Johnston.
He is survived by his loving family; son Tom and his wife Corinne; daughter Janet and her husband Jeff Diekmeier, and grandchildren Debbie, Luke and Nick.
He was predeceased by his wife Ruth in 1996.
The family would like to extend our thanks to Drs. Peterson, and Hamilton; the staff of MSSU 4th Floor; Valley Haven and Birchwood for their support and loving care to our father.

BRABEN, Phyllis - Sunday, 17 Aug 2003
Phyllis Braben passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003 at Chilliwack General Hospital.
There will be no service at her request.
HIGGINS, Evelyn Irene - Sunday, 17 Aug 2003
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and friend on August 17, 2003 at the age of 83 years. Evelyn was born April 17, 1920 in St. Elmo, B.C. and lived most of her life in Chilliwack.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles (Chuck) Edward Higgins in 1988; and son Terrence (Terry) Charles Higgins in 1967.
She will be forever loved and sadly missed by her son Steven Edward Higgins of Calgary, Alta., and many dear friends.
Mom was a longtime member of the Chilliwack United Church who will be remembered for her love of family and friends, her compassion, strength, determination, and kind heart. She loved music (especially her piano and accordian), and could often be found relaxing in a favourite chair, listening to her old records, and took great pleasure in feeding and watching the birds. She will be forever admired as a loving caregiver who touched the lives of many.
A funeral service will be held at the chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jack Horricks officiating. A memorial tea to follow in the Church parlor of the Chilliwack United Church at 12:00 noon.
Thank you to all Mom’s friends and neighbours for your love and continuous support. Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory would be greatly appreciated to the United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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