Thanks! It's been such a blessing exploring the website. Thanks for sharing the stories & photos! Until we meet again!
Jenny | July 14, 2020
Auntie Gwen: I remember visiting the farm and the memories of wonderful family. So glad she didn't suffer long and is now home with Jesus.
Beth Baker (Brigden) | July 14, 2020
Remembering Gwennie: I was introduced to Gwennie through her sister Ruth, whom I lived with for a short time when I was a teen. I met Ruth and her husband in Stewart BC where they were both teachers at the school I attended. When my parents' marriage fell apart, they invited me to live with them. They took me with them to visit their relatives and I was very impressed with their wonderful family. I especially admired Gwennie. She was, to me, the picture of the perfect mother and I told myself that when I had children, I wanted nothing more than to be a mother like her. I remember most of all her smiling face, her cheerfulness, and her kindness. I remember her baking chocolate chip cookies. I noticed that she didn't just take care of her children.....she enjoyed them immensely. She was very involved in all that they did. She taught Pioneer Girls as well, being involved in the lives of other children. Later, I found out that she was very talented in other areas as well, but instead of pursuing them full-time, she poured herself into the lives of others. It reminds me of the song, "If you want to be great in God's kingdom, then you must be the servant of all." Gwennie was truly the servant of all. All that she did, she did in love. It was evident to all that Jesus was her first love. So you can see that Gwennie made a huge impression in my life, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. When we all get to Heaven, she might be surprised to see the line-up waiting to say, "Thank you, thank you, Gwennie, for being in my life!"
Elaine (Christine) Bevan | July 17, 2020
Memories of Gwen: Gwen was such a lovely lady who I remember fondly - so caring for everyone, so optimistic and full of life – because she loved Jesus, so I hope you feel comforted knowing that she is in a better place and that you will meet her again one day. I have good memories of staying at her house, eating breakfast on her veranda and picking wonderfully fresh carrots out of the garden to eat straight away.
Judith (Hawes) Werner | September 15, 2020
Gwen and the family farm: I will always remember with fondness our trips to the family farm to help with haying. Auntie Gwen was the hub of the kitchen. She was loving and kind and so was her entire family. I will always be thankful that she took the time to give us a Christmas letter every year to update us on her wonderful year that was filled with fond remembrances and praising God. She was a wonderful woman with so many talents. We are lucky enough to have two detailed family trees that she made and gave us new insight to our family. May you Rest In Peace Aunty.
Irene Thomas | September 21, 2020
Our love and respect for dear Gwen: This is from myself, my husband Hugh and my family who have known Gwen for most of our lives.
When one reads Galatians Chapter 5 and studies the 'fruits of the spirit', namely, love ,joy ,peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control, one realizes our Lord gave Gwen all these qualities for us to share with others. How fortunate are those that knew her.
Thank you, our dearest Gwen. You will be in our lives forever . We are very grateful.
Lesley and Hugh
Lesley Wykes | September 22, 2020
I missing you my dearest neighbour, Gwen: My name is Leona Fang, I move to Langley only 4 years, when I became Gwen’s neighbor. Gwen bring she baked cookies to me, I never taste that delicious cookies she said she will do that later for me. In return I made Japanese sushi that is the first time I go to her home. She told me I am very welcome anytime, she play piano, and introduce her family picture she said very interesting about Chinese food and culture, she shows me she did I a lot of artists work it is all beautiful..... I hope I will met her a lot but cause my work go to business trip very often, I could not go to her home a lot, but even I am out of town, I am open talk with my friend about Gwen, she is Elegant and beautiful, virtuous and gentle woman, the last time I met her when I am cutting the tree wall she open the door and said thank you when I met her I found she is Haggard and weak and she said I am not feel well
That time I know she is sick ... God bless you at heaven I will remember you forever.......
Leona fang | September 26, 2020
Family Tree: She kept and nurtured the family tree as it grew over the years and we are so glad she did as there were many things we didn't know. What we did know was her love of family and God. Our contacts were far fewer than they should have been but the passing of Aunty Gwen leaves a hurt in our hearts as she is fondly remembered.
Peter and Anna Mahovlic | September 29, 2020