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Legacy Stories

Legacy Stories

Bryan Born’s Story

Bryan Born was born in Abbotsford in the 1960’s and spent 20 years pursuing his studies elsewhere. After spending 12 years in Botswana, he decided it was time to return to his family and reconnect with his Canadian roots. He believes that British Columbia is full of opportunity and that…...

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Josh Bach’s Story

Joshua M. Bach was called from Ontario to Abbotsford over 12 years ago when his late wife, Vicky, got a job with Fraser Health as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. He and his wife packed up and moved their two daughters to beautiful British Columbia. Josh feels that Abbotsford is a…...

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Peter Dobson’s Legacy Story

Peter Dobson was an adventurer. The Dobson Clan Coat of Arms signifies the qualities of: peace and sincerity; military fortitude and magnanimity, honor, glorious deliverance from poignant suffering and impending disaster; and the Lion as brave Scottish soldier. Peter came to Abbotsford from England and Scotland. He was born in…...

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David Lanphear’s Legacy Story

As the undersigned, I promise to contribute to the future of the community of Abbotsford through a bequest to the Abbotsford Community Foundation. David Lanphear has built his career in banking in the Fraser Valley with Envision Financial. He joined what was then called First Heritage in 1998 as a…...

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George Frederick Ferguson’s Legacy Story

As the undersigned, I promise to contribute to the future of the community of Abbotsford through a bequest to the Abbotsford Community Foundation. “I would just like to think I passed through this era, this world, and hopefully made something a little better for the average person”. So said George…...

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Lewis & Caroline Bartlett’s Legacy Story

As the undersigned, I promise to contribute to the future of the community of Abbotsford through a bequest to the Abbotsford Community Foundation. Dr. Lewis Barlett met his wife, Caroline, on an ice rink at the Racquet Club of Victoria in 1969. They were married in 1974, a year after…...

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Marilyn Hamilton’s Legacy Story

Marilyn Hamilton has been a resident of the central Fraser Valley since 1983. She and her husband Peter Dobson resided in Mission and Abbotsford, after returning to Canada in 1982 from a series of international construction and development assignments (in USA, Bahamas, UK, Europe). Marilyn (nee Herbert) was born in…...

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Paul & Rose Anderson’s Legacy Story

As the undersigned, we promise to contribute to the future of the community of Abbotsford through a bequest to the Abbotsford Community Foundation. Every couple has a “how we met” story but few include the words “horror story”. Paul and Rose Anderson’s story does. A friend of Paul’s set him…...

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Dennis Carter’s Legacy Story

As the undersigned, I, Marie Bercier promise to contribute to the future of the community of Abbotsford through a bequest to the Abbotsford Community Foundation. Dennis and Marie Carter moved to Abbotsford in 2000, after raising five children in Langley. When Dennis retired from his contracting business, the two travelled…...

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Spud Murphy’s Legacy Story

As the undersigned, I promise to contribute to the future of the community of Abbotsford through a bequest to the Abbotsford Community Foundation. John Alexander Murphy was born on June 3, 1921 at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. His mother, Kathleen Conroy was born in Matsqui in…...

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