Latest Obituaries

John Gabrielse

John Steven Gabrielse of Lynden, age 91, went to his eternal home late Friday night, Sept. 6, 2013. At the time, his son Tim and his son-in-law Jim Kramer were with him. John was born on March 20, 1922, ...

Zachary Bouchard

Zachary Michael Bouchard was born in Bellingham on Jan. 11, 1990, and passed away on Aug. 27, 2013, at his home in Lynden. Zach graduated from Ferndale High School and Bellingham Technical College. Zach ...

Lynn Holmes

Lynn H. Holmes passed away on Sept. 6, 2013, in Whatcom Hospice House in Bellingham, after a long, hard struggle with cancer. Lynn was born in Penn Yan, N.Y., on June 27, 1937, to J. Frank and Vera Holmes. ...

Patricia Smith

Patricia Kay “Tricia” Smith, 58, passed away peacefully at her home in Ferndale on Aug. 28, 2013, surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born and raised in ...

Myron Lancaster

A celebration of life for Myron W. Lancaster will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Baker Rotary Building, 1775 Front St., Lynden. Arrangements are by Moles Farewell Tributes Main St. ...

Beatrice VanZonneveld

Beatrice F. VanZonneveld (Hemple), 80, went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 26, 2013, in her home in Lynden. Bea was a radiant Christian and a loving example to her family, ...

Elsie ‘Fern’ Patterson

Elsie “Fern” Patterson, born on May 15, 1924, in Pringle, S.D., slipped away peacefully in her sleep on Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013. She is survived by her three sons: Merle Patterson and wife Sharon ...

Elizabeth Handy

Elizabeth Handy, age 95, passed away on Aug. 24, 2013, at home in Everson, where she lived with family. She was born in Lynden to Clarence and Lillian Handy. Elizabeth became fluent in Spanish and served ...

Meredith Phillipps

Meredith Ellen Van Oort Phillipps passed away Aug. 15, 2013, after a courageous fight with ovarian cancer. She was born on Jan. 24, 1955, in New York to Jo-Ellen Van Oort and Rev. Harold Van Oort and grew ...

Max Burton

Max L. Burton, age 90, of Ferndale, passed away peacefully on Aug. 7, 2013. Max was born on Dec. 10, 1922, to John H. and Edith (Remington) Burton in Sumas. Max was a decorated World War II veteran, serving ...