Eileen Annie Taylor
October 23,1904 - September 5, 2001
Eileen Annie Taylor passed away in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, on September 5, 2001 at 96 years of age. Annie was cremated and at her request, no service was held.
She was born on October 23, 1904 in Montreal, Quebec to parents, Charles and Anne Fullard.
Before she was married, she worked as a Salvation Army officer. She married James Oswald Taylor.
She was predeceased by her husband, James; brother, Charles Fullard, and sister, Verna Conrad.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Russ (Barb) Surtees, and Patricia (Ken) Sneath; Grandchildren, Jim (Mel) Surtees, Larry (Christine) Surtees, Margret (Paul) Hurd, Betty (Rob) Thompson, Michelle (James) Carter, and Sherri (Matt) Lutz.
Cremation was entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Cleland Duncan (Cle) Taylor
March 2, 1925 - February 10, 2002
Cleland Duncan (Cle) Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. was born on March 2, 1925 at Cranbrook, B.C. and died on February 10, 2002 at Vancouver General Hospital. Last rites were given at his bedside with his immediate family present.
Cle was predeceased by his parents, Dan and Rae, and granddaughter Alison. He is survived by his wife Jean (nee Sutherland, formerly of Dawson Creek, B.C.); his daughter Rona (Irving) of Cold Lake Alberta and his son Glen (Shirley) of North Vancouver; grandsons Rodney, Neil and James; granddaughters Colette, Paula, Stephanie and Karen; great-grandson Taylor; great-granddaughters Madison and Savanna; brother Tony (Linda) of Balfour, B.C.; Walter (Jean) of Nelson, B.C.; brother-in-law Ralph (Jeannette) Sutherland of Ottawa, Ontario and nieces and nephews.
Cle was raised in Proctor, B.C. and educated in Nelson. He service in the RCAF during WWII and saw overseas duty. He returned to Nelson after the war and attended business college which lead to his career in accounting. He learned to play the bagpipes and became a member of the Nelson Pipe Band, and he received the Scottish Rite in Nelson.
In 1955, he moved to North Vancouver with his family. One of his memorable times was being Pipe Major with the Clan Cameron Pipe Band in Bellingham, Washington for many years. While living in North Vancouver, many evenings were spent teaching public speaking at night school at the University of British Columbia.
From this teaching position his greatest challenge was teaching public speaking at the New Haven Boys Correctional Institute. He was so pleased when some of the boys became accomplished public speakers and was presented with a handmade wooden plaque and gavel.
Employment took him to Ashcroft with Dekalb Mines for three years and then retirement.
During the many years of playing the bagpipes, he piped in many haggis on Robbie Burns Day and led the parades on Remembrance Day. He and Jean, his wife of nearly 57 years, enjoyed 20 years of retirement and travelled extensively throughout North America in their RV and took trips to the Caribbean and United Kingdom.
Membership in the Royal Canadian Legion was very important to him in Nelson, North Vancouver, Ashcroft and Abbotsford. He was well supported by many Legions in their trips together.
Cle will be lovingly remembered for his kindness, helpfulness and supportive and sensitive nature. He loved his devoted wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was proud of their accomplishments.
At Cle's request, no formal service was held, but for those desiring, donations can be made in memory of Cleland D. Taylor to either intensive care units (two and four, Jim Pattison Pavilion North, Vancouver General Hospital), or telemetry unit, MSA Hospital, Abbotsford, B.C. Special thanks to doctors, nurses and staff of ICU two and four, VGH, Jim Pattison Pavillion North.
Jessie Ellen Tesch (nee MacIsaac)
The Lord called Mom home on Dec. 13, 2000. Mom struggled with her health for several years, but she was always positive and courageous in the face of hardship. Her main accomplishment was raising her four daughters on her own after losing her husband, Albert, in 1964. Her life was an inspiration to all who knew her.
Jessie is lovingly remembered by her four daughters and their families, Jo Anne (Larry Morrison) Tesch, Alex, Cole and Bailey of Edmonton; Donna (Larry) Coe, Tyler, Brett and Stephanie of Turtleford, Sask.; Darlene (Roger) Krahn, Rachel and Abby of St. Albert, Alberta; and Margie (Terry) Nazaroff, Isaac, Benjamin and Anya of Oliver, B.C.; also a special niece Ann Marie (Al) Cooper, Shawn, Brad and Sarah of Sherwood Park. Jessie is also survived by a brother John MacIsaac. Many other relatives and friends will cherish her memory.
Mom joins our Heavenly Father and is reunited with her parents (John and Margaret MacIsaac), sisters (Peg, Marion and Kaye) and brother (Hugh) and her husband Albert Tesch.
A celebration of Jessie's life was held on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Memories Funeral Chapel in Edmonton. Fr. George LaGrange officiated. A memorial service was held at the United Church in Mervin, Sask. at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000. Interment followed.
Donations in memory of Jessie may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985-124 St., Edmonton, Alta., T5M 0H9 or to the Youville Home, 9 St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, Alta., T8N 1K1.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at the Youville Home in St. Albert for the compassion and care they provided to Mom over the past years.
The family of the late Jessie Tesch have placed their trust with Memories Funeral Director's, 13403- St. Albert Trail, Edmonton.
Delma Leona Thomson
1932 - 2000
Delma was born on December 20, 1932 in Pouce Coupe, B.C.
Delma passed away on November 11, 2000 in Pouce Coupe at the age of 67. Delma grew up and attended school in Doe River and Rolla.
Delma married Robert Nelson and together they had six children: Evelyn, Roberta, Diana, Jim, Robin, and Gerald. They were blessed with six grandchildren: Dale, Danny, Diane, Leona, Curtis, and Chantelle. Robert and Delma had three great grandchildren: twins April and Jesse and their little brother Jeffrey.
Delma married Ken Thomson in 1978.
Delma enjoyed playing cards. She especially loved playing crib and proved to be a formidable opponent for her visitors at the Pouce Coupe Care Home. She also got a lot of pleasure from bingo, crossword, search word and puzzles.
Delma was pre-deceased by her parents Angus and Evelyn McMaster, brother Earl, daughter Diane Lynn Nelson, son Jimmy Allen Nelson, and husband Ken.
Delma leaves to mourn her four children, Evelyn, Roberta, Robin, Gerald and their families; brothers and sisters: Jean, Helen, Jim, Doreen, Allan, Stan, Gerald, Ted, and Shirley and their families.
Funeral services were held at Reynar's Chapel on Nov 15 at 11 a.m.
Funeral arrangements under the care of Reynar's Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.
Edna Mae Thompson
1904 - 2001
On November 17, 2001, friends and family of Edna "Mae" Thompson joined together to celebrate her 97 years with us.
Mae was born in Muskoka, Ontario to Lottie & William Fullerton. The family moved from Ontario to Saskatchewan where Mae met Ernest C. Thompson. Jean and Hazel were born here. In 1928, the family moved to Sunnybrook, just outside of Dawson Creek; Iris and Bill were born there.
Mae enjoyed gardening, her coffee club, visiting with friends and family, and had very special memories of a trip that she and Ernie took across Canada in their truck and camper.
Mae lived in her own home until 1994, when she broke her hip. After several months convalescing at the home of her grandson, Don Macklem, and his wife, Sandra; Mae moved into Rotary Manor where she thoroughly enjoyed her time with all the other residents and staff.
Mae was pre deceased by her husband, Ern, in 1987.
She leaves to mourn her passing; daughters, Hazel (Sid) Vale of Vernon, Iris George of Kent, Washington; and son, Bill (Birdie) Thompson of New Westminister. She also leaves 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
'Grandma Thompson' will be especially missed by grandson, Don (Sandra) Macklem of Powder King, and granddaughter, Susan (James) Soutar of Dawson Creek. Great-grandchildren Kirsten, Megan, Josh, Alicia, Janelle and Scott have many happy memories of Grandma's wonderful sense of humour, and kind and loving spirit.
The funeral service was conducted by granddaughter, Reverend Shannon Payne, with eulogies presented by Gordon Macklem, Bunny Raddis, and Steven Payne. A lovely song, sung by granddaughter Erin Macklem, was played during the service.
Mae was laid to rest beside Ernie in the Dawson Creek Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
1920 - 2001
Long-time Dawson Creek resident Gerry Thompson, born August 17, 1920 in Star City, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully March 26, 2001 in Langley after a short but valiant battle with cancer.
Gerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife Julie: sons Lon (Nora) and Barry (Lana); grandsons Stephan and Marc and may other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brother John in 1999.
Gerry and his family were well known in the Dawson Creek area for their support of and participation in a variety of team sports.
Gerry was one of the founding members of the Dawson Creek Canucks and was active in the organization until his relocation to Langley, B.C. in 1973.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m. at Henderson's Funeral Home in Langley. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Cancer Research Fund would be appreciated.
A memorial service and interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date in Dawson Creek.
Iris Mae Thorbergson (Blum)
Mrs. Iris Thorbergson of Hythe passed away on February 22, 2000 at the age of 82 years.
Iris was born in Confrey, Minn., and for many years lived in southern Saskatchewan on numerous ranches, but mainly in the Old Wives Lake area.
She moved to Moose Jaw in the early 1960s and she raised poultry.
It was in Moose Jaw where she met Lady Baden Powell.
She also lived in Abbotsford, Creston and Grande Prairie where she was well known for her kindness in running a 55-bed boarding house.
In the 1980s, she moved to Pouce Coupe and Beaverlodge, then finally in Hythe.
Iris had many hobbies but she adored music and gardening the most.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Thor Thorbergson; her seven children: daughters Pearl (Norm) Davy of Regina, and Verna (Ernie) Ferguson of Grimshaw; sons Andy (Kathy) Blum of Soda Springs, Idaho, Rick (Jane) Blum of High River, Ray (Tami) Blum of Draper, Utah, Rob (Jan) Blum of Grande Prairie, Wilf (Laura) Blum of Draper, Utah; five stepchildren: sons Garry Thorbergson of Calgary and David (Kathy) Thorbergson of Dawson Creek; stepdaughters Betty (Randy) Mathais of Calgary, Susan (Bernie) Cleary of Calgary, and Laurie (Bill) White of Peterborough, Ont.
She also leaves to mourn 45 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.
Iris was predeceased by her husband Verne Blum and grandson Christopher Blum, both in 1982.
Funeral services were held Saturday Feb. 26 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 10901-13th St., Dawson Creek, with interment at the Beaverlodge cemetery later on Saturday.
Funeral services were under the direction of Reynar's Funeral Home and crematorium, Dawson Creek.
1925 - 2001
Usko passed away on Sept. 27, 2001 in Grande Prairie after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1925 in Saskatchewan. He was 76 years of age. He was a long-time resident of the Bonanza/Baytree area. He was predeceased by his father Eli; his mother Jenny; his sisters, Aune and Elvi, and also his nephew, Marvin.
He leaves to mourn his loss his cousins and close friends and neighbors.
He was cremated and his ashes will be interred at a later date at his mother's grave.
There is no funeral by his request.
Interment handled by Reynars Funeral Home Ltd.
Rosemarie "Kelly" Toews (Cryne) 1914 - 2001
A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday August, 4th 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Notre Dame Catholic Church, Father Chris Lynch Officiated. Interment followed in the Briar Ridge Cemetery.
"Kelly" Toews passed away on August, 1st 2001 in Pouce Coupe, BC. Kelly was the first born of Eunice May and Louis Herzberg, born in Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan on January, 19th 1914. She studied nursing in Edmonton where she met Bernard Cryne and later married him.
Kelly and Bernard moved to Lloydminster, Saskatchewan where she had five children. In 1951, Kelly moved to the Peace River country with her five children, as a divorced, single mother.
She cooked in the Alaska Chicken Inn 7 days a week, 12 hours a day to help raise the children.
After spending 6 months in the Vancouver Cancer Clinic in 1959, she returned to her siblings, and later that year, she moved to Baytree with Orville Toews who had looked after her three younger children when she was in the hospital.
After moving to Baytree, Kelly made many friends while housekeeping and farming with Orville. Later in January 1963, she and Orville were married, and remained happy together until his untimely death in February 1986. One of Kelly and Orville's favorite spots was Kinuso Falls and fishing at Carp Lake and Stoney Lake in the homemade camper that Orville built.
While living in Baytree, Kelly belonged to the East Pouce Women's Institute, and the Baytree Community Club. The ladies mentioned that Kelly always insisted that the money raised should stay close at home, to help the needy here rather than overseas, when they had their business meetings at the W.I. During her years as a cook at the Alaska Chicken Inn, she worked with Judy Painter, who became her life long best friend.
Some of her family's fondest memories are of going to visit her and Orville on their farm.
These visits were especially fun when the lambs were born. One never went to "Auntie Rose's" place without being asked to stay for supper and having some of her great desserts. A visit to the farm also included being warned to watch out for that darn "Billy" an ornery Ram that liked to chase anyone but Orville. After Orville's death, Rose moved into Dawson Creek, where she lived until the time came for her to move to Pouce Coupe, where she lived until her passing. Kelly was pre-deceased by; her parents, Eunice May Herzberg(Kelly) and Louis Herzberg, her husband Orville Toews, her brothers, Lester Herzberg, and Barney Kelly, her sister Mary Ellen Kelly, her daughter-in-law Lynn Cryne and her son Allyn Cryne, and her Granddaughter Jeannie Beattie.
Kelly is survived by; her brothers; Ernie Herzberg (Bernice), Ed Kelly (Germaine), James Kelly, and her sister Kathleen Niles. Her sons; Bill Cryne (Easter), and Barry Cryne (Terry), and her daughters, Myrna Ziegaman (Don), Maureen Hansen Cryne (Dan). Her grandchildren; Cathy, Doug, & Dan Beattie. Jimmy (Rhonda), Courtney (Ray), & Monday (Becky) Cryne. Lisa, Jamie (Desiree), & Ruben (Natacha) Cryne, from Hamilton, Ontario. Cora Lee, Natasha (Jean-Paul) and Wade Cryne. Philip, Arne & Monica Hansen. Eight great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers; Doug Beattie, Monday Cryne, Philip Hansen, Arne Hansen, Wade Cryne, Keith Herzberg.
Honorary Pallbearers; Alfred Thompson, Garth Thompson, Henry Nagel, Dennis Dechief, Frank Hunder, Paul Hansen.
Arrangements under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek.
Leland Allan Tripp
1936 - 2002
Leland Allan Tripp was born on August 16, 1936 in Manitoba.
A funeral service was held on January 5, 2002 at 2 p.m. from Reynars Funeral Chapel. Reverend Judy Hare officiated. Interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery.
Leland was the eldest of five children born to Alvina and Carl Tripp.
Lee worked on road construction for much of his life. For the past fifteen years, he farmed in Tomslake. Lee enjoyed tinkering with mechanical things and he liked running his little cat. Lee raised his brother Jerry and in time he developed a special relationship with his nephew, Jerry and Ann's son, Darel. Lee enjoyed camping especially in Barkerville and he was a good fisherman.
These were some of the things that Lee did with Jerry and Darel. Jerry and Darel also had a delivery business and Lee often helped them with that. The threesome spent a lot of time together.
Lee was a quiet person whose thoughts were often of others rather than his own concerns even when he was sick. Lee passed away on December 31, 2001 at the Dawson Creek and District Hospital with Jerry and his family at his side. He was 65 years of age.
Leland was predeceased by his father Carl in 1968, his brother, Darel in 1978 and his mother, Alvina in 1994. Lee will be greatly missed by his brother, Jerry (Ann) his nephew, Darel, nieces, Holly, Sheena, and Heather, his sisters, Marlene (Carl) Metcalfe of Bowsman, Manitoba and Gaylene Carter of Prince George and other nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his three dogs and a cat, neighbours and friends.
Arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek.
Peter A. Tschetter 1929-2002
On Thursday, February 28 2002, Peter A. Tschetter of South Peace Colony passed away at the age of 72 years. He is survived by his loving family.
Peter was husband, father, son, grandfather, friend and teacher to many people, including his wife, Annie, his mother, Suzanna age 94, seven sons and two daughters: Ben (Barbara), Paul (Martha), Jerry (Kathryn), Tim (Lizzie), Michael (Matilda), Peter (Esther), Reuben (Leah), Alice (Sam), Barbara (Sammy), and many others in his community. Peter also had ten brothers: Mike (Katie), David (Elizabeth), Darius (Rachel), Jacob ( Sara), Chris (Annie), Paul (Susie), Ben (Marie), Martin (Barbara), Joe (Sara), and Sammy (Barbara); and three sisters: Suzie, Barbara (Peter), and Lena (Mike). There are fifty-four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Peter was predeceased by his son, Jerry, his father, Peter, his brothers, Jacob and Chris, his sister Suzie, and his brother-in-law, Peter.
Peter was born on the Stand-Off Colony at Fort McCleod, Alberta on October 10, 1929. In 1931 when he was two years old, he moved to Granum, Alberta. There he lived until 1949, and then moved to the Holt Colony in Irma, Alberta, where he married his wife Annie. He lived in the Holt Colony until 1960 and then moved to the Minburn Colony in Minburn, Alberta. There he became the financial manager at the age of thirty years. In 1975 he moved to the South Peace Colony, Dawson Creek.
Peter will be sadly missed by his family and friends; his memory will live on through those who knew and loved him. He was a very kind and gentle soul who deeply touched many lives. The family extends a special heart-felt 'Thank you' to all who brought flowers and showed their respect by attending the funeral. It was all greatly appreciated.
Song chanting was held by a dear relative, Rev. Martin Walker of Spring Point, Alberta.
Funeral services were officiated by pastor and very good friend, David Mandel of Sturgeon Creek Colony, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Good-bye, Peter, until we meet again. We Love You!
A Golden heart stopped beating.
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us.
He only takes the best!
Arrangements were under the care of Reynars Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Dawson Creek, B.C.