Mr. Edward Berzenski passed away at the Chilliwack General Hospital on June 26, 2004 at the age of 84 years. He was born in Shoal Lake, Man. on June 15, 1920.
Mr. Berzenski joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1940 and trained as a gunner. He went overseas and fought in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He was in Paris on D Day. After the war he moved to Ft. St. John then to Whitehorse. In 1954 he married Ann in Alaska and they lived in Whitehorse. In 1959 they moved to Vancouver where he owned and operated a fish and chip place and later was a truck driver transporting race horses. They later came to Chilliwack and farmed on Young Road North. One of his favourite pastimes was fishing. He was also a Legion member.
He is survived by his sister-in-law Mary Sheffield of Dawson Creek, nieces Colleen (Don) Hiebert of Dawson Creek and Vera Freshour of Lodi, California. He is also survived by many great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews and a great, great, great niece.
Mr. Berzenski was predeceased by his wife — Lee, in 1996; three brothers, George, Steve and Nick; and one sisters, Ann.
Services will be held at the Chapel of Henderson’s on Wednesday, July 2, 2004 at 1:30 pm with Pastor Elmer Martin officiating.
Donations may be made to the Diabetes or Heart Fund or to the Cancer Societies.