In Memoriam

~ detailed obits here ~

Pauline Scheltens

Dec. 18 – 26-year member Dave Cruickshanks has passed away.

Dec. 17 – 10-year member Tom “Woody” Hansen has passed away.

Shinder Kirk

Jack Dospital

Nov. 13 – 34-year (Golden Eagle) member Pat McBride has passed away.

Don Shea

Sept. 14 – 13-year member Jack Haagen has passed away.

Aug. 25 – 5-year member Larry Harron has passed away.

Joanne Krisko

Newton Stewart

Dan Hein

Linda Ries

Sydney Jones

Aug. 21 – 40-year (Golden Eagle) member George Watt has passed away.

Aug. 20 – 43-year (Golden Eagle) member Ivan Johnson has passed away.

Louis Hoffer

Apr. 14 – 7-year member Jim Postma has passed away.

Apr. 1 – 40-year (Golden Eagle) member Howie Dueck has passed away.

Mar. 28 – Two-year member Burt Wiebe has passed away.

Feb. 9 – 10-year member James Wiebe has passed away.

Jan. 11 – 27-year member Frank Svenshek has passed away.

Jan. 10 – 7-year member Colin Mackenzie has passed away.

Jun. 20 – 20-year member Jim Arens has passed away.

May 19 – 8-year member Gordon Beemish has passed away.


George Ferguson

Keith Cowden

Chuck Swanson

Apr. 28 – 18-year member Nurl Quick has passed away.

Mar. 7 – 12-year member Colin Davies has passed away.

Jan. 27 – 18-year member Bob Ewasiuk has passed away.

Jan. 25 – 9-year member Eric Schmidt has passed away.

Dec. 23 – 16-year member Malcolm Black has passed away.

Dec. 21 – 5-year member Richard Willment has passed away.

Keith W. Davies

Jun. 13 – 2-year member George Styran has passed away.

Jun. 10 – 18-year member Glen Gordon has passed away.

Laura Dipalo

May 19 – New member Ken Pasaluko has passed away.

Nov. 25 – 49-year (Golden Eagle) member Eric “Porky” Holbrow has passed away.

Nov. 1 – 7-year member Jim McDole has passed away.

Oct. 15 – 18-year member Tommy Whyte has passed away.

Oct. 15 – Two-year member Ed Martens has passed away.

 Richard Mayhew

May 5 – 10-year member Rick Mayhew has passed away.

 Terry Cooper

Feb. 14 – 20-year member Terry Cooper has passed away.

Jan. 24 – 16-year member Phil Trask has passed away.

 Bev Corbin

Jan. 17 – 39-year (Golden Eagle) member Bev Corbin has passed away.

Rory Slater

Rose Dyck

Lynne Timms

Jan. 17 – Two-year member Chris Owens has passed away.

 Albert Gross

Oct. 17 – 38-year member (Golden Eagle) Albert Gross has passed away.
June Black

 Edward Giesbrecht

Sept. 13 – 37-year (Golden Eagle) member Ed Giesbrecht has passed away.

 Adrian Fitzpatrick

Jul. 16 – 5-year member Adrian Fitzpatrick has passed away.

Robin Wheeler

Al Harris

George Yawrenko

Mar. 28 – New member David Aitken has passed away.

Al Yaworsky

Mar. 8 – 36-year (Golden Eagle) member Len Greer has passed away.

Archie Smith

Feb. 15 – 10-year member Fred Gilliard has passed away.

Feb. 2 – Two-year member Lance Zurowski has passed away.

Dec. 17 – 16-year member and former Aerie Officer Lawrence Krystik has passed away.

Gordon Bannister

Dec. 11 – 15-year member and former Aerie Treasurer Larry Alexander has passed away.

June 18 – 36-year (Golden Eagle) member Stan Bazylewski has passed away.

Mike Cantwell

John Hannah

April 17- 11-yr. member Bruce Hupet has passed away.

April 2 – Two-year member David Wise has passed away.

July 1 – Abbotsford’s go-to-Girl, Stephanie McNab, passed away today after a courageous battle with cancer. The organizer of Abbotsford’s first try at hosting a Provincial Eagles Convention in 2003, Stephanie brought her spirit and personality to bear to make one of the best Conventions that many of us have attended. Our deep condolences go to her husband Jim McNab, two-time Past Aerie President, her son and daughters, including one-time Provincial Madam Trustee Louise Hodge. A Celebration of Life for Stephanie will take place at the Abbotsford Aerie on Saturday, July 20th, starting at 2:00 p.m.

5-year member Glenn Collins passed away on January 27, 2013.
Bridie Howarth
Ron Oldenberger
Russell Blinch passed away on April 6, 2012.

Evelyn Jones

11-yr. member Gordon Mills passed away on March 7, 2012. Predeceased by his wife Doris Marian in 2002 and his daughter Zona Marie in 2008, Gordon is missed by his sons, Harley (Maija), Ken (Danna); daughters, Judy and Robbin (Toivo ) and eleven grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Donald Frost

Golden Eagle Gary Hootz passed away on March 3, 2012.

Ray Boury

4-year member Bob Thompson passed away in 2012.

Les Corlett

Golden Eagle Toni Fussi passed away on December 18, 2011.
Walter Whiteley
14-yr. member Tommy Middlemass passed away on April 16, 2011.
Charles Fisher
Ivan Hultin passed away suddenly on April 4, 2011.
“Jackie” McLeod passed away on February 15, 2010.

Golden Eagle (30-yr.) member Rex King passed away on December 14, 2010.
Sophie Perrick
Former Aerie Father and Secretary Dick McCullough passed away on December 1, 2010 in his 21st year of membership.
Jimmy Stewart passed away on May 3, 2010.
Herman “Dutch” Nachbar
Bert Chester
Doris Davey
Floyd Nathan
5-year member Floyd Nathan passed away on February 4, 2010.
Pearl Smith
Sharon Scott
Shirley Hayden
Charles “Chuck” Nicol

Golden Eagle (30-yr.) member Chuck Nicol passed away on January 20, 2010.
29-yr. member Steve Szabo passed away on January 10, 2010.
Three-year member wee Davey Laws passed away on October 20, 2009. He is piping up a storm in the Grand Aerie beyond.
Lorne E. Booth
Seven year member Lorne Booth passed away on October 19, 2009.
28-year member Wayne Saxbee passed away on October 8, 2009.
Walter Morley Clark
15-year member Wally Clark passed away on August 29, 2009.
Arnold Frederick Reid
12-year member Arnie Reid passed away on August 12, 2009.
22-year member Fred MacLeod passed away on August 6, 2009.
Bob Ireland
Irv Janzen
6-year member Art Delaney passed away on June 12, 2009.
11-year member and former officer of Aerie #2726 Bill Allan passed away on May 1, 2009.
David Christopher “Dave”
Long-time patron and member (initiated in 1984) to the Eagles Dave Thomson passed away on April 28, 2009.
Eagle member Flemming Sorenson passed away on April 12, 2009.
Dale Frederick Sinclair
Eagle member Dale Sinclair passed away on February 7, 2009.
Win Smith
Walter “Wally” Patty
22-year member Wally Patty passed away on January 9, 2009.
20-year member Frank Cockerham passed away on December 13, 2008.
Russell Dodd
35-year member Ken Christensen passed away on November 12, 2008.
Mike Fitzpatrick, 17-year member of our Aerie, passed away on August 31, 2008.
Ronald Wayne Lacey
Ron Lacey passed away on August 3, 2008.
Mary Steele
Ronald J. Causton
22-year member Ron Causton passed away in 2008.
Larry Pedersen passed away on May 28, 2008.
33-year member (and Golden Eagle) Mort Tribe passed away on May 1, 2008.
William “Bill” Wilson
Initiated in 1999, ex-Aberdeen soccer player Bill Wilson passed away on May 1, 2008.
Donald Cawston
3-year member Don Cawston passed away April 13, 2008. A memorial was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16th at Matsqui Lutheran Church.
John Spring

John Gardniner
Initiated in 1959, Art Ulmer passed away on April 7, 2008.
Frank Cockerham
4-time Past Madam President Inez Cummings passed away on March 22, 2008 and a service was held on Monday, March 31st in the Abbotsford Aerie Hall at 2:00 p.m. Our condolences go out to her beloved husband, Bro. Wayne Cummings, their family and friends.

“My Sisters, share the grief of those that sorrow;
be a friend to the friendless; visit the sick;
and in so doing, the spirit that is in you will have glorified God.”

15-year member and former Aerie Trustee (1998-99) Dave Scanlan passed away on January 28, 2008. Slainté, Dave…and Go Celtic!
Five-year member Gerald William Leaming passed away on January 14, 2008. Enjoy the peace, Gerry, and thank you.
(Mary) Lou Fockers
John Clifford Cousins
(1945 – 2007)
Five-year member John Clifford Cousins passed away on Sun., October 21st, 2007. Bon voyage, John, and thank you.

Harold George Leask, a 16-year member of our Aerie, passed away on Sept. 24, 2007, at the age of 70 years. Farewell, Harold…we’ll see you again in the Grand Aerie in the sky.

Sept. 12, 2007 – Bro. Dale Enns, 4-time Abbotsford Aerie #2726 Past Worthy President and two-time winner of Grand Aerie’s First Place State/Provincial Bulletin Award, passed away September 12, 2007, aged 61. A 22-year member of our Order, Dale’s sense of duty and strong advocacy of our Ritual and many charitable causes will be greatly missed.

“We shall meet again in the Grand Aerie beyond, where the faults and frailties of this earthly life are forgotten, and all become perfect in the love of an infinite God.”

21-year member Gerry Taylor passed away suddenly on May 28, 2007. Thank you for your years and generosity; a students’ bursary has been established in your name. Fare well, Brother.
Our Worthy President in 1966-67, Gordon Lenard “Gord” Mulberry passed away on April 21, 2007. He was the Aerie’s oldest-living member at time of death (98 years); Bro. Len Greer now holds that distinction (age 87).
Our Worthy President in 1983-84, and later our Aerie Secretary, George Thomas Piper passed away on April 20, 2007. Many thanks, George, for all the energy all the time.
Arthur F. Hack
(1920 – 2007)
Our longest-serving member (52 years) at the time, Art Hack passed away on March 31, 2007.

Elizabeth Tuchscherer

Peter A. Slater
(1920 – 2007)

Brother Peter passed away on January 31st, 2007.

John L. Harder PWP
(1933 – 2006)

Past Provincial Father and Provincial Aerie Treasurer John Harder was honored on June 10, 2006 with a full Memorial Service at the Abbotsford #2726 Aerie, following his sudden passing on June 4th. Junior Past Worthy Provincial President Joseph Millette performed the eulogy and prayers were led by Worthy Provincial President Wayne Bucklage. The 5th Lecture was delivered by Past Worthy President Dale Enns and Amazing Grace was sung by Past Worthy President Phil Aldridge. The Processional consisted of Brothers and Sisters of the Provincial Aerie and Auxiliary, with the 9-man Honor Guard composed of three Brothers each from New Westminster Aerie #20, Maple Ridge Aerie #2831 and Abbotsford Aerie #2726. Family members, friends, fellow officers and Past Provincial Worthy and Madam Presidents were in attendance to bid Bro. John farewell. We will miss his tremendous dedication to duty and his broad but gracious humor very much.

“We shall meet again in the Grand Aerie beyond, where the faults and frailties of this earthly life are forgotten, and all become perfect in the love of an infinite God.”

Gus Friskie
Norman Kelly
(1924 – 2006)
Maggie Tjensvold
Kenneth Michael Hennig
(1938 – 2006)
Marg Pausch
Sharon Fooks

Our Worthy President from 1978 to 1980, Anthony “Tony” Barbondy passed away on April 12, 2006.
Robert Victor Johnson
(1938 – 2005)
Aerie Trustee 2001-2003
Ken B. Miln
(1944 – 2005)
John Gordon Schmidt
(1938 – 2005)
Worthy President 1980-81; passed away January 17th, 2005.
Past Worthy President in 1991-92, 1996-97 and 1997-98.

Karaoke forever, Ken!

Frank Blaschek
(1922 – 2004)
Roy Sullivan
(1933 – 2004)
David McNaughton
(1927 – 2004)
Doug Mahan
Frieda Bazylewski
 Cora Coutts
Peter Danylyshyn
(1929 – 2003)
Our most heartfelt condolences to Brother Norm’s closest friend, our dear Sister Helen Trudeau PMP.
Bill Waterston
Michael Vernon Darney
(1940 – 2002)
Stuart Young
(1925 – 2002)
Treble-19s a-plenty now, Wilf! Cheers, mate.
William Jacob Paul Sudermann
(1942 – 2001)
Karaoke’s just not the same without you, Bill. Get that choir up there to swing a bit, will ya? Ciao for now 🙂
Past Trustee Al Hanson passed away in the year 2000 after seven years’ membership.
Leo Pilon
(1927 – 2001)
Evelyn Hansen
Mel Sparrow
Ray Swelander
Joe Major
12-year member Loren Giesbrecht passed away in 1998. The Aerie’s annual Car Rally is named in his honor.
Bill Kersey
Alvin Costello
(1933 – 1997)
One more song, Al, please 🙂
John J. DiPalo, PPP (AB), 
Harry Robertson
Ron Forrest
Marg Hartl
William Kerr
Moe Dupuis
Don Nairne
Abe Mantler
 James Dalgleish TYS
Bob Cannings
Raymond Orr
Jimmy MacDonald
Charles Roberts
Butch Merrick
Malcolm Hamill
Jack LaMont
Carl Gustafson
Leonard Kettle
Jacob Janzen
Barton Warner