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Subject: [CAN-BC-OBITS] Ashcroft / Cache Creek Journal, March 2007
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 07:53:15 -0700

Barker, Dorothy
Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Ashcroft, BC
Dorothy Eileen Barker a late resident of Cache Creek passed away suddenly at
home on Thursday March 29th, 2007 at the age of 57 years. Dorothy is
predeceased by her husband Bob and is survived by her son Arthur of Cache
Creek, sister Joan Gale of Toronto, brother Robert Anderson of Langley, 4
nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Dorothy was retired
as a teacher in the Cache Creek area and was very active in the Community
such as the Royal Purple, Cache Creek Rec. Society, E.S.S., and the
Ashcroft Navy League Branch. A Celebration Of Life Service for Dorothy was
held on Saturday April 7, 2007 at 1:00 pm at the Cache Creek Pentecostal
Church 1551 Stage Rd. Cache Creek with Pastor Bruce Greenwood officiating.
Donations in Memory of Dorothy may be made to the Royal Purple C/O Box 196
Ashcroft, B.C. V0K 1A0. Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with

Robertson, Thomas
Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Ashcroft, BC
Robertson, Thomas Hardie aged 89 years, passed away peacefully in Langely,
BC on March 22, 2007. He was predeceased in 1997 by his loving wife of 56
years, Maxine. He will always be remembered and missed by his children; Fred
(Margaret), Pat (Lou), Barbara (David), Bruce (Willie), and Tom (Sandy).
Grandchildren; Heather, Alison, Jennifer (Chris), Joseph, Faeron, Simeon
(Emelia) Graeme, Bryce, Taylor, Savannah, Brittany, Sarah, Haley, and Darcy.
Great grandchildren; Koen and Jae. At Tom's request no service will be held
- the family will however have a private wake as Tom had asked. In lieu of
flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the
charitable organization of your choice.

Hill, Gordon Monday, 19 Mar 2007 Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Ashcroft, BC
HILL,Gordon Hossick March 12, 1920 March 19, 2007
Gordon had a humble beginning on a family farm in Greenshields, Alta. Forced
by circumstances of the times, like so many others, he left home to seek
employment in the mines of northern Ontario. There began two of his life
long passions: hard working and mining exploration. During WWII Gordon
served in the Navy. He then began work as a professional driver in
Vancouver. This led to his career with Greyhound which brought him to Cache
Creek in 1956. Gordon held a black belt in Judo. He loved the wilderness,
was fascinated by the far north, hunted at every opportunity, was a master
at water-skiing and began skidooing before most people knew what a
snowmobile looked like. Upon retiring from Greyhound Gordon obtained his
private pilot's licence, and progressed from fixed wing wheel planes to
float planes and finally helicopters. Gordon's fascination with mining and
dedication to investments allowed him to achieve financial independence.
With no formal training he was thrilled to have joined the "millionaires
club" three times during his life. Gordon was above all a private man with
very high standards. He quietly touched more lives than he ever realized and
will be missed by his friends and several surviving family members.

Cunningham, Gordon
Monday, 19 Mar 2007 Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Ashcroft, BC
Cunningham, (Frederick) Gordon Monday, March 19, 2007
(Frederick) Gordon Cunningham, age 71, passed away peacefully at home in
Abbotsford, B.C. in the early morning of March 19, 2007. He was born July
18, 1935 in Williams Lake, B.C. Pre-deceased by his father Norman (1975),
mother "Mollie" (1992), and younger brother Earl (1991). Survived by his
wife Marilyn, former wife Grace Erickson (George), daughter "DeeDee" Trill
(Billy), son Dennis (Terry), granddaughter Rebecca Trill (Boyd Elson),
grandson Dennis Trill (Loie), granddaughter Stacey Cunningham,
great-granddaughter Kourtney Trill, and 5 great-grandsons: Mackenze Trill
and Keenan, Colton, Easton & Tavian Elson. Also survived by his sister-in
law Barbara Paine (Dave), older brothers Ken (Billie) and Bill, and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside Service - The Old Clinton Cemetery
May 5, 2007 at 1:00 pm
Celebration of Life - 70 Mile House Community Hall -May 5, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Atiken, William
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Ashcroft, BC
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our Dad, Grandfather,
Great Grandfather and Great Great Grandfather and most of all the husband of
his loving wife Anne of 72 years - his inspiration throughout his life often
telling her..."You're the blood of my heart." We all quoted him several
times in our upbringing and how those quotes shaped our lives from the "Book
of Dad" Born in Cardendin Scotland, he immigrated to Canada as a small boy
and lived in Hinton and then
Edmonton Alberta where he met Anne and they married on March 23, 1935. His
working career took him in several directions. With a grade 8 education he
was the epitome of an entrepreneur - involved in real estate and the oil
industry in Alberta. He started a construction company, built and owned
several buildings in Drayton Valley, Alberta including the hotel during the
50's, and later drive-in theatres. At one time he was co-owner of the Oasis
Hotel in Cache Creek back in the sixties. Having a love for Kamloops after
traveling out here from Edmonton, Bill and Anne relocated to Kamloops in
1966, upon his retirement to enjoy his favorite pastime, Steelhead fishing.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Anne and his six children; Christina
(Ray) Romans of Brooks Alberta, William (Gloria) Aitken of Duchess Alberta,
Jean-anne (Peter) Chitrena of Calgary, Sandra (Ken) Chernenkoff of Kamloops,
June (Brian) Barron of Kamloops, Jim (Ester) Aitken of Cache Creek. He also
leaves behind 17 Grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 16 great great
grandchildren. Predeceased by his brothers Alex (WW II) brother Jim (2005),
2 infant great granddaughters Christina and Ashley and his great grandson
Christopher. The family would like to give a very special thank you to Dr.
David Ritenburg and Jenny Wildgoose for
their personalized attention - the nurses and staff of Royal Inland - 5
North -the nurses and staff of Ponderosa during his short stay. Also to the
management and staff at Arby's Valleyview (Dad's favorite haunt) for the
many years of his milestone birthdays proudly displayed on their marquee
"Happy Birthday Bill." A family celebration of life to take place later in
His favorite poem

The Man in the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you King for a days,
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself
And see what that guy has to say.
For isn't your father or mother, or wife
Whose judgement upon you must pass,
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the man staring back from the glass.
He's the man to please, never mind all the rest,
For he's with you clear up to the end,
And you've passed your most dangerous difficult test
If the man in the glass is your fiend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But you final reward will be heartaches and tears,
If you've cheated the man the glass
By Dale Wimbrow 1934

Beenham, Jackie
Monday, 05 Mar 2007 Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Ashcroft, BC
BEENHAM Jackie Beenham One of the Winchcomb Garden Girls has passed on. N.
F. (Jackie)
Beenham (nee Curtis) was born July 18, 1924 in Eltham, Well hall, London,
S.E.9 England. Growing up through the depression, and the London Blitz of W.
W. II, Jackie helped the war effort through her service in the Woman's Land
Army. Around that time, she met her future husband and soul mate Ralph. They
were married in 1950, on April 1st at St. Barnabas Church at Well Hall.
After Ralph left the army in 1953, Jackie and Ralph immigrated to Canada.
They arrived in Vancouver on her 31st birthday, and settled in Richmond B.C.
She is survived by Ralph her husband of 56 years, two sons Kevin (Julie) &
Wayne (Melody), daughter Mia (Dale), 6 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter
Tasia (plus two more on the way). Our heartfelt appreciation goes to Dr.
Teresa Rawson, the entire staff, especially theNurses at Ashcroft Hospital
for the care given to Jackie and Ralph. You really are part of the family.
Jackie found her best friend Sylvia Rogers (nee Bedwell) at Winchcomb
Gardens, and formed a life long relationship that weathered W.W. II,
adventures on both sides on the Atlantic and Canada as Sylvia and Geoff came
over. They raised their families together. Jackie enjoyed raising her
children and taking care of the family household, she was always there for
us. She didn't balk at trips up country to build a cabin at Cariboo Lake, or
share Christmas on the ranch with Jean and Ken Mckay in Clearwater and
several other places. Their trip across Canada was always fondly remembered.
A trip in 2005 to the "Olde Country" was also a very cherished memory.
Jackie will always live on in the hearts of everyone she touched in her
life. Her memory will give us warmth and comfort to carry on. Should friends
so desire donations in memory of Jackie may be made to a charity of your
choice. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date in
Ashcroft. Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with arrangements.

Lang, Theodore
Sunday, 04 Mar 2007 Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Ashcroft, BC
Theodore (Ted) Lang passed away on March 4th at the age of 90. Ted slipped
away from his earthly life to spend eternity with his Heavenly Father.
Predeceased two months ago by his wife Pearl. Ted is survived by his
daughter Esther of Ashcroft, son Gordon (Roseann) of Winnipeg,
daughter-in-law Kathy (Al) of Hinton, grandchildren Deborah (Brandon), Dave
(Karla), Rebecca (David), Brian (Olga), Robert (Jessica), and great grandson
Matthew. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters Mary, Gus
(Dorothy), Herman (Shirley), Elsie (Paul), and Carol (Louie), numerous
nieces and nephews, and long-time friends Bruce and Marge and their children
Christine and Jordan who called him "Grandpa". He was predeceased by son
Andrew, sister Elizabeth, and brother George. There was a graveside burial
on Monday, March 12, 2007 at 1:30 pm, with a celebration of Life to held in
late May. Those wishing details may phone Esther at 250-453-9085 or email
. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one of the
following in his memory: Ashcroft Hospital Auxiliary, Box 356, Ashcroft B.C.
V0K 1A0, or to Back to the Bible, Box 10, Winnipeg, MN R3C 2G2. Thompson
Valley Home in charge of arrangements.

Hillyard, Robert Sunday, 04 Mar 2007 Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Ashcroft,
Robert Frederick (Bob) Hillyard passed away Sunday, March 4th at the Royal
Inland Hospital. A Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend. Bob is
predeceased by his wife Mary Alice on September 2, 1989 and is survived by
his loving family son Bob Jr. (Edith) of Logan Lake, daughter May Hillyard
of Cache Creek, son Don (Maggie) of Cache Creek, 6 grandchildren, 8 great
grandchildren, sisters Margaret of Ferndale, Washington, Shiele of Edmonton
and many other relatives and friends. Should friends so desire donations in
memory of Bob may be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Western
Chapter 310-1682 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 4S6. A gathering of family
and friends was held on Saturday March 10th at the family home. Thompson
Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with arrangements.

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