OBITUARY

Isabelle Marie PELLETIER

August 22, 1958June 6, 2021

Isabelle Marie (LIZ) Pelletier, aged 62, from Abbotsford, BC passed away June 6, 2021 in Abbotsford BC.

Liz was born in Hannover, Ontario on August 22, 1958 to her parents Albert and Shirley. She and her husband Jim Pelletier were married on September 24, 1988 and moved to BC in 1989, where they have lived ever since.

Liz is predeceased by her father Albert Des Chenes, and is survived by her loving husband, James (Jim) Pelletier; her three sons, Dwaune Hill, Kevin Hill, and Trent Hill, and her four grandchildren - Alexandria Swanson, Tristan Hill, Chyenne Hill, and Brooklyn Hill, and her first great grandson on the way. She is also survived by her mother, Shirley Manto, sisters Shelley Hill, and Faerlene Des Chenes, and brothers Morris Des Chenes and Albert Des Chenes.

Liz loved her grandchildren and children very much and loved to laugh at all their antics. Although Liz had many careers over her short lifetime, she excelled at her job at H&R Block and loved sharing stories of her co-workers and clients. She was a voracious reader and had more books than she knew what to do with.

Liz enjoyed the outdoors and travelling. Camping trips were a lifestyle for many years, travelling the BC Forest Service Roads in her 4X4 Pickup with Jim. They travelled across Canada and the USA attending family events and “just-getting-lost” in what-ever backroad or trail they could find.

Many friends were found during her time here and more than a few lost, but she always tried to stay in touch and was the kind of person who could reconnect with someone after many years of absence and act like it was only a day.

Please share your stories here. Tell us how Liz affected your experience. Share a small anecdote or how you travelled together on this trip we call life.

At this time, there will not be a service, but a Celebration of Life is planned for the Fall of 2021. Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.

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Jim Pelletier

July 18, 2021

On June 6th 2021, i held my wife's hand. She gripped it tightly and said "ok!"
We always held hands when making a major decision. I think it had a lot to do with our "agreement" in whatever we were doing at the time, like a contract. Maybe it was just Love.
The doctor had just explained that we were past the point of treatment. He explained that Lizzie only had two choices and both ended the same way.
After he left, between strained breaths, we discussed her options and she agreed that we wanted family to be able to come visit. (The Other Option was a coma)
The last words she said to me where "ok".
i asked if she understood what was happening and she made it clear she did. i told her how much I Loved Her. i whispered in her ear that she was the best friend and wife in the world, the perfect wife. i apologized for the time we wouldn't have to enjoy our newly renovated home or walks in the garden. i kissed her cheek and smoother her hair... and i held her hand.
i didn't want to let go! I was terrified to let go! i don't want to let go!
This hard to share and i sincerely hope whoever reads it understands, the hardest thing i have ever done is hold my wife's hand as she took her last breaths.
i'm not asking for anything, but that simple understanding.
I regret I was the only one there, but i just know that she did not deserve to go through that on her own.
i held Lizzie's hand for a very long time. it took three tries to even leave her side and the longest walk in my life.
"ok", I promise to keep going My Love! I promise to do my best to finish the journey.

Garnet Ann Crowley

July 4, 2021

It has been so hard to find only a few words to share with you about Liz. She was driven by her passion for helping people whether client or coworkers. She cared deeply for everyone she met. Coworkers and many clients have shed tears on hearing of her passing. She shared love and good humour and received the same back. I count knowing her as a gift. She was an inspiring mentor and she will be missed by all who knew her. Even as important as doing a fantastic job for her clients was, her first love was for family and friends.

One way you could tell was because whenever the "knock, knock, knock" ringtone of her cellphone meant family was calling her, her step quickened and a beaming smile crossed her face. Her day was always brightened by that call. Take comfort in knowing that YOU were always her inspiration. Let the memory of her constant love warm you forever.

Barb Wilkins

July 3, 2021

Liz & I met in Abbotsford @ an H&R Block tax training class. We made it our mission to make each other laugh at any opportunity. That urge to laugh carried us thru another tax season and tax class. We found a kindred spirit in each other. Good bye Liz, until we meet again.

Steve Chen

June 25, 2021

Liz was one of the greatest colleagues I have ever worked with. No one worked harder than Liz. She knew every aspect of the business, which is not a surprise since she was so dedicated to her job. It is not fair that our office will be without Liz’s booming voice and contagious laugh. Things will not ever be the same.

Ray & Jean Pelletier

June 18, 2021

The photo tells it all . Liz was fun loving and always had a smile. She will be sorely missed at our family dinners. Our thoughts and prayers are always with Jimmy and the family. All our Love.

Yvonne Aunt

June 17, 2021

Kathleen Wheelhouse

June 17, 2021

Liz was a wonderful person, a great friend and co-worker, clients loved her, everyone liked working with her, she was always so upbeat and cheerful.
She will be missed by all of us.

Shirley Deschenes

June 14, 2021

Dear Isabelle,

I feel sad to hear of your death. I feel so sad for your family and friends' loss. I feel at a great loss also, because you were my daughter and I loved you too!

Love Mom,
Shirley DesChenes

James Pelletier

June 13, 2021

James Pelletier

June 13, 2021

Lizzie loved to garden when she could. We moved this huge rosebush to the front lawn only a few years after we bought the house and she nursed it to the amazing plant it is now.
Every year she would receive a Magnolia or Rose plant gift from Auntie Yvonne. Thanks to her green thumb and some planning, the front yard is beautiful with two Magnolia Trees and Five Different Rose Bushes. I promise to keep it up my love.

FROM THE FAMILY