Abbotsford News Friday, June 6, 2014
ABDA to move into library building
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The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association wil move into the MSA Centennial Library building.
Difficult decision made in boy’s honour Dustin liked younger children, and they were drawn to him due to his fun, happy nature, but he also got along well with Dormick Park Elementary, died two days later. adults, Nancy said. “Everyone adored him.” Now flowers, balloons, teddy bears, crosses and messages Jesse Wegenast of 5 and 2 Ministries has known the family form a roadside memorial marking the area where he fell. for awhile and has been supporting them through their grief. His grandmother, Nancy Mackenzie, said Dustin’s death has He said many people will miss Dustin’s exuberant spirit. been unbearable for family and friends. “He was always super-friendly … He was really “He had an ability to like everyone, and everyloved, a really well-mannered kid.” one liked him. He was a very happy boy, always Nancy said, following Dustin’s death, the family smiling,” she said. made a difficult decision that honours his memDustin loved to play video games – Call of Duty ory. She said because Dustin loved other children, was one of his favourites – but he was mostly an he would want to do something to “bless others “active, outside kid” who enjoyed hanging out with a better life,” so the family agreed to donate with his friends and family, Nancy said. his organs. Nancy, her son, her daughter, and her daugh“It’s what he would want,” she said. ter’s two kids – Dustin’s cousins, Knight and Details for a celebration of Dustin’s life have Nancy, 3 – live only two blocks from where Dustin not yet been finalized, but a Facebook page – “In resided with Joanne, a single mom. Loving Memory of Dustin” – has been set up. Nancy said her grandson spent a lot of time at A request has been made for donations to help her home, and his cousins were like siblings. He Joanne with funeral costs. For more information, was the favourite of his youngest cousin. “He really loved his family. He was really devot- A roadside memorial for contact Ward Draper or Jesse Wegenast of 5 and 2 Ministries at 604-613-4432 or 604-798-7332. Dustin Mackenzie. ed to his family.” From A1
The BC Coroners Services has confirmed the identity of a young woman killed in a boating accident on the Harrison River. The woman has been identified as Chelsey Dykshoorn, 22, of Abbotsford. She was travelling with three others in a Glastron powerboat along the Harrison
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“quiet, beautiful soul” and a “quiet and gentle young woman” who was “fun-loving and content with her small group of very close friends.” A graveside service takes place Friday, June 6 at 11 a.m. at Hazelwood Cemetery (34070 Hazelwood Ave.) followed by a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. at Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Rd.
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in New Westminster. River in Agassiz on She died in hospital May 31, when the of her injuries the boat struck a log next day. chained to a boom. The BC Coroners Dykshoorn fell and Service and the RCMP hit her head. are continuing to inThe boat operator vestigate the death, immediately took the according to a press vessel to the nearDYKSHOORN release from the est landing area, and Coroners Service. Dykshoorn was transAn online obituary deported by air ambulance to Royal Columbian Hospital scribes Dykshoorn as a
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The Abbotsford Downtown Business Association (ADBA) announced on Thursday that it will move into the MSA Centennial Library at 33660 South Fraser Way. The ADBA has entered into a lease agreement with the City of Abbotsford to occupy the space, as well as providing meeting and activity spaces to community groups at reduced rates. Along with the ADBA office, the building will house the Abbotsford Art Council’s gallery and boutique. Opened on May 12, 1967, the MSA Centennial Library served the community for more than 40 years. It was closed on Nov. 2, 2012 and its contents moved to the new library, built as part of the renovation/ construction of Abbotsford Senior Secondary School. The ABDA states that the organization will immediately begin plans to rejuvenate the historic building, which backs on to Jubilee Park, while “making every effort to maintain the integrity of the historic value of the building.”
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June 06, 2014 edition of the Abbotsford News