Sad news: Gayle Ramsden has passed away

Many people at UFV will be saddened to hear that long-time employee Gayle Ramsden, a learning strategist in the UFV Academic Success Centre, has passed away.  Gayle passed away on Thursday, October 20, after a valiant heart-related 16-day battle in intensive care units in both Abbotsford and New Westminster. Her husband Greg, sisters Glynis, Glenda, … Read more

Obituary: Greg Aitken

  Greg Aitken, who served as UFV’s grounds supervisor for many years before retiring in 2017, passed away after a brief illness on Feb 12, 2022. He was instrumental in creating the beautiful landscapes on the UFV Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses. After his retirement, he and his wife settled into a new home at Cowichan … Read more

Obituary: Carole Harlow

Carole Harlow, a longtime employee in the School of Social Work and Human Services, passed away an January 25. Below is the obituary from the Abbotsford News.   Carole Eileen Harlow    

Obituary: Phyllis Stenson

Phyllis Stenson, who was a friend of UFV for more than four decades, passed away on November 22. Phyllis was the founding executive director of the Harrison Festival of the Arts. Over the decades the Harrison Festival and UFV in all its incarnations partnered on cultural initiatives, including the Literary Cafe at and Evening of … Read more

Obituary: Rae McCombs

Rae McCombs, who played an integral role in UFV’s Continuing Education department in the 1980s and 1990s, passed away peacefully at home on Sept 27, 2019. He leaves to mourn his wife Lillian, who retired from UFV as a chemistry instructor in 2007, as well as three children (Brendan, Michelle, and Damien), one step-daughter (Nicole), … Read more

Obituary: Leslie Wood

Sad news: longtime biology lab technician Leslie Wood has passed away. She was a lab tech in the biology department for almost 35 years, from 1975 until her retirement in 2010. Celebration of life: Sun, June 16 3-5 pm Windsong Cohousing — 20543 96 Ave Langley For more information, contact her daughter Liz McDowell … Read more

Obituary: Paul Brar

Many at UFV will be saddened to hear that Paul Brar of the IT department passed away on March 15, 2019. As an IT service desk analyst, Paul was one of the friendly voices at the other end of the IT service desk phone when users called with a computer-related problem. Paul connected with many … Read more

Obituary: Jake Friesen

Jake Friesen, a prominent Abbotsford business person involved in the agricultural industry who received an honorary degree from UFV in 2007, passed away on Feb 7, 2019. A memorial service will be held in Jake’s honor on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11 am at South Abbotsford Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd., Abbotsford, B.C. The following … Read more

Obituary: David Wyatt

David Wyatt, a longtime anthropology instructor and one of UFV’s first faculty members back in the Fraser Valley College days, passed away on January 12, 2019. A celebration of life will be held on Sun, Feb 3, at 1 pm at the Straiton Community Hall, 4698 Sumas Mountain Road, Abbotsford. He started full time at … Read more

Obituary: Tim Labrash

Tim Labrash, who worked as a janitor on Chilliwack campus for many years, has passed away. You can read his obituary on page 27 of the April 13 Chilliwack Progress here. A celebration of life will be held at the Chilliwack Legion at 46268 Yale Road on Wed, April 18, at 2 pm. Star Trek … Read more

Obituary: Noel Hall

Dr. Noel Hall, who was chair of the UCFV board of governors from September 13, 1994 – July 31, 1999, passed away on October 31, 2017. Hall was very active in Mission community and played a key role in helping to develop university-level programming at UCFV. Read his full obituary here: Story from UCFV … Read more