Grief & Joy – Needs of the Community

There are a few families in our community that are going through immense grief and great joy. Please keep these families in your prayers.

Joe & Michelle Saunders – are mourning the passing of Joe’s mother, Eileen Saunders. She passed away last week. Her funeral will be at the Vineyard, 782 Main Street, on Thursday June 29th at 1 p.m. Joe & Michelle are also celebrating the birth of their daughter, Lovely Eileen Faith Saunders, who was born during the same week. To celebrate and mourn at the same time is immensely difficult. Please pray for this family and consider blessing them with a meal by signing up for their meal train.

AJ & Ang Falk – are celebrating the birth of their newborn son, Oliver Solomon Falk, born on Friday, June 23rd! Please consider signing up for their meal train to bless this family.

Ian & Jessica Williams – are mourning the death of Jessica’s father, Gary Knight, who passed away this past week. The funeral is in California. Please contact Ian & Jessica if you want to bless them in any way or to help them travelling to California.

Darren Sawchuk Funeral

We’re saddened by the passing of Darren Sawchuk early Saturday morning.  Our deepest condolences and love to Loralie, their families and all his many friends.

His funeral is on Thursday, March 23, 1pm at Immanuel Pentecostal church at 955 Wilkes Ave.  It will be a celebration of Darren’s colourful personality – and as such, people are encouraged to wear colourful attire.

There is a meal train available.  Please consider contributing a meal by signing up here.

Dear Raymond

It’s with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend, Raymond Funk.  Ray has been a fixture in the Vineyard community for a number of years – always ready with a tender hand on your shoulder, a heartfelt prayer / preach, or a rebuke for some offence taken.  Ray showed us Jesus in ways nobody else could, and now he sees Jesus in ways we can’t comprehend.  “Then we shall see fully…”

Dear Raymond, you will be missed.

Ray’s funeral will be Tuesday, January 13 at 10:30am.  It will be followed with a light reception and burial.  He passed on Sunday, December 14th.


Just Sabater – you’ll be missed

It’s with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the death of Just Sabater – husband of Sheri Sabater (Lewis).  Our deepest condolences to Sheri, her family, Ken & Bonnie (parents) Karina, Alana and Vanessa (Sheri’s sisters) as well as Just’s family from Barcelona and his sister Helen.

The funeral will be held at St Ignatius Church (255 Stafford St.) on Monday, December 8, 1pm.

There will be a reception at the Vineyard Church (782 Main St.) on Monday, December 8, 5pm.