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Margaret Bobbie Village

December 17, 1931 - March 15, 2012

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Bobbie passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ surrounded by her children. Pre-deceased by husband Bill in 2009, she was wife, mother, grandmother, friend and ‘Mom’ to many, many others. Her love, presence, and focus on family will be missed by Lonnie (David), Bill (Lori), Dan (Heidi), and Ron (Judy). ‘Grandma’ will be missed by her 11 grandchildren (especially her favourites: Danika, Jonathan, Erin, Geoffrey, Daniel, Michael, Spencer, Mark, Ryan, Krista, and Jason). A special thanks to the wonderful staffs of Hallmark Assisted Living and Valhaven. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Diabetes or the Parkinson Society of Canada.
Bobbie was born at Britannia Mines where she lived for a short time before the family moved to Vancouver. In 1934, she moved to the Cariboo wilderness with her parents and three sisters, attending a one room school house in Narcosli Creek, near Quesnel. In 1936, the family settled back in Vancouver where Bobbie met her lifelong friend, Charlotte, and her future husband, Bill, at Britannia High School. Bobbie and Bill married in 1946, settling in North Burnaby to raise their family of four children. In 1988, she and Bill moved out to Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley.
Bobbie worked for B.C. Telephone as an operator, raised four children, and became ‘Mom’ to countless others both in the neighbourhood and in her role as a Teaching Assistant and Noon Hour Supervisor at Lochdale Community School in North Burnaby. A talented seamstress, she also created countless dancing outfits for daughter Lonnie and many others. Her culinary talents were also famous in the neighbourhood as the Village household became a regular stop for friends and family ‘just in case’ there were fresh cookies or cakes available.
‘Family First’ was Bobbie’s unspoken tenet, one that she demonstrated daily with her own family, her parents and siblings, and countless others that came into her life. Her accommodating attitude, kind nature, and boundless positive energy in all she did made being in her presence a wonderful experience. Despite her many ailments that impacted her over the last few years, she maintained her great sense of humour, dignity, and natural warmth that reached out to all.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church. 2597 Bourquin Crescent East, Abbotsford, B.C.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Inger and George Visser
Relation: Heidi Village is a cousin

Dear Dan, Heidi and Children,
We offer our condolences to you for the loss of your mother, mother in law, grandmother. We didn’t know her well but enjoyed our time with her at Tante Ruth’s 80th.
Inger and George

From: Betty Taylor
Relation: She was my bst friend

Bobbie was my best friend. We spent many fun filled years at Lochdale School. I will miss her dearly. I injured my back recently and may not be able to attend her service which saddens me greatly. My condolences to her wonderful family – they don’t come any better.

From: Doug Ibbott
Relation: teacher at Lochdale School

I’m sorry to hear of Bobbie’s passing but am glad I had the opportunity to work with her. Bobbie had an amazing influence on the school back in the late 70’s/early 80’s when I worked at Lochdale as a teacher. Children loved Bobbie as she had a special way with young people. Every student felt appreciated as a unique individual with Bobbie and countless hugs by children in the hallway and schoolgrounds were testament to the way children felt about her. Staff loved her too as she always had a word of encouragement for her colleagues. Bobbie saw the best in others and her quality relationships were the result. Morale in the school was good in part due to Bobbie’s wonderful spirit of kindness, empathy and encouragement. She is truly one of a kind and I am thankful that I got to know her. Her husband Bill also holds a special place in my memory as he offered his valuable time and expertise in graphic art to paint the name of the boat I co-owned on the forward section of the hull. Bobbie and Bill were a remarkable couple and have the legacy of a wonderful family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 24, 2012
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Calvin Presbyterian Church
2597 Bourquin Crescent East
Abbotsford, BC Canada

2597 Bourquin Crescent East
Abbotsford, BC Canada

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