Pekka Juhani Yliruusi passed away on December 15, 2006 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 49 years. Pekka is survived by his loving family; son: Aaron, granddaughter: Kyla, father: Pentti, mother: Eeva, siblings: Hannu (Sharon), Sisko (Fred) and Tony, nephews: Jordan, Levi, Sheldon, Joshua and Jason, nieces: Jessica, Dana and Charmaine, and his many cousins and their families in Hope, B.C., Prince George, B.C. and Powell River, B.C.

Pekka was an animal lover and was called the “Zoo Keeper” by many of his friends. He worked for 20 years as a faller in the Logging Industry and was most recently working on Queen Charlotte Island, B.C. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 06, 2007 @ 2:00 p.m. at the Mountainside Funeral Chapel, 1270 Ryder Street, Hope, BC with Pastor Mickeal Hoffman officiating. A Reception will be held at the family home, 770 Olson Avenue, Hope, BC following the Service. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon, Hope Unit, P.O. Box 34, Hope, BC V0X 1L0 in Pekka’s memory. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Chilliwack General Hospital, the doctors and nurses in the emergency room, the nurses on the 3rd floor, and Darlene at Empress.

Mountainside Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements 604-869-8229

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