Good of the Order

Of late, I have received more and more direct requests for prayers. So I’ve decided to create a dedicated page for Good of the Order. Please feel free to post here too, if you have any requests. Due to spam issues, your post will not appear immediately, but will appear after the webmaster has reviewed it.


29 Responses to “Good of the Order”

  1. koc2701 November 13, 2013 at 10:28 am # Reply

    Please pray for the family and the soul of SK Lewis Wong.

    One of the co-founders of St. Francis Xavier Council 10500, Brother Lewis Wong, passed away on November 9, 2013. He was one of most respectful parishioners in our parish. He spent most of his time to help the church and was the Chair of the parish Education committee (PEC) and Pastoral Council. He was the Charter member and the first Grand Knight of Council 10500 as well as the Charter member of St. Francis Xavier Assembly 3315.

    May Sir Knight Lewis Wong rest in God’s arm in peace and
    May God bless and comfort his wife, Betty Wong and his family.

    Prayer and Funeral Mass:
    Date and Time: November 23, 2013, 10:00am
    Location: St. Francis Xavier Parish, 438 Great Northern Way, Vancouver (East of Main Street on 2nd Avenue).
    Refreshment: After the funeral Mass

    Date and Time: November 23, 2013, 2:30pm
    Location: Gardens of Gethsemani, 15800 – 32nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3S 9V1

    Condolence card may be sent to Betty Wong at the following address:

    2848 East 42nd Avenue,
    Vancouver BC
    V5R 2Y4

  2. koc2701 October 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm # Reply

    Worthy Sirs, please pray for our Faithful Navigator Bob Jones, who is going through surgery today. Please pray for a successful op and speedy recovery.

  3. koc2701 October 15, 2013 at 6:37 am # Reply

    Worthy Sirs,
    Please pray for the soul of Jim Degiovanni, brother-in-law of SK Jack Harrison who passed away last wednesday. Prayers will be held at St. Joseph’s parish in Port Moody on Monday, Oct 14 at 7.00 pm. Funeral will be on Tuesday October 15 at 10.30 am.

    Let us also not forget to pray for the grieving family as well as SK Jack.

  4. koc2701 July 31, 2013 at 6:33 am # Reply

    Worthy Sirs:

    Please pray for the soul of the late Brother SK Roger LaFlèche who passed away recently. The following are the details for mass times and prayers:
    Here is the latest update for the funeral of Sir Knight Roger LaFleche Thursday 7.30 pm August 1st 2013 Prayers at O.L.G.C. 10460 139th Street Surrey,B.C.
    FUNERAL MASS AT 11 AM Friday 2nd August 2013 O.L.G.C. 10460 139th Street Surrey B.C.

    We have been asked by Lady Sharon LaFleche for Honor Guards for both days as he is so deserving of this honor.And we have the Master of the Fourth Degree’s consent.
    For the Honor Guards could you be there on Thursday at 7 pm for 7.30 pm prayers.
    Honor Guards 10.30 am for 11.00 am Funeral services Friday 2nd August.

  5. koc2701 July 22, 2013 at 7:08 am # Reply

    Sir Knights:
    Prayers are requested for SK Richard Aloysius. I have just learned that he is going under the scalpel for an ultrasound and biopsy of the prostrate. He has requested prayers from the membership to help me overcome the anxiety and apprehension for this invasive examination.

    Please let us all remember brother Richard in our daily prayer today.

  6. koc2701 July 8, 2013 at 8:21 am # Reply

    Sir Knights:
    Prayers (and HG) are requested for the wife of PSD Wil Wilmot. Appended below is the message received from the Worthy Worthy Master, Tony Pimentel:

    The Order has lost a great Lady, Val Wilmot wife of our IPSD, a supporter of the Knights of Columbus. Please ask your Assemblies for prayers for the repose soul of Lady Val, who passed away per, information from Worthy IPSD Wil, bellow.

    Please keep Brother Wil and the Wilmot family in your prayers and pass this on to members of your Assembly who do not have e-mail.
    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Funeral Details are in the Calendar.

  7. koc2701 July 5, 2013 at 8:27 am # Reply

    Obituary for SK Hugh Gaffney:
    Hugh Gaffney
    1934 – 2013

    The family of Hugh Gaffney, furniture salesman, student nurse, Irish Guards, bobby, probation officer, manager of Court Services, Judicial Justice for Traffic Court & Small Claims, proprietor of The Trophy Shoppe, Gaffney’s Christian Shoppe, Gaffney’s Christian Supplies, singer of Irish songs, Chair of the Employment Insurance Board of Referees, Panel Chair of the BC Employment Assistance Appeals Tribunal, teller of groan-worthy jokes, Chair of the Property Assessment Review Panel, past Chair of the Justice Institute Board of Governors, owner Hugh Gaffney and Associates, lifelong citizen (in his heart) of Rathmullan, Co Donegal, active member of the Knights of Columbus, husband of Jane, father of Kevin, Eamonn & Sean Gaffney and Laura Gibler, and proud granddad of Nicola and Steven Gaffney and Kate Gibler wishes to announce his passing from this world into everlasting life on Sunday, June 30, 2013, just after 9 o’clock in the morning. Hugh’s funeral mass will be held at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 – 150th Street, Surrey, BC on Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Fr. John Brioux, OMI, family friend and Padre celebrant. Flowers are gratefully declined. Hugh was a faithful supporter of Chalice ( and the K of C Wheelchair Foundation ( should you wish to make a charitable donation in honour of a very good man. God be with you, Hugo. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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  8. koc2701 July 5, 2013 at 8:26 am # Reply

    Sir Knights,
    My apologies for passing this info on so late. If you have not heard before, SK Hugh Gaffney passed away June 30. The following is the note received from the worthy Master of the 4th degree:

    Request for prayers to all our Brother Sir Knights:

    SK Hugh Gaffney, from Monsignor Francis A. Clinton
    Assembly #2307, has just passed away peacefully this
    morning Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Peace Arch Hospital.
    Your prayers for the eternal repose of the soul of our
    Brother and Lady Jane and their family are kindly

    Thank You,
    SK Antonio (Tony) Pimentel, MFD
    BC & Yukon District #20

  9. koc2701 July 3, 2013 at 6:33 am # Reply

    Sir Knights, some sad news from SK Jim Koenigsknecht regarding his father. Let us all remember to say a prayer for his father. Brother Jim writes:

    Hello Brothers
    I’ve been out of the office since the end of May to go back home with my Dad’s diagnosis. Unfortunately, he passed away on June 1st. This was only 7 weeks after he first went to the doctor with the pain in his stomach.

    He will definitely be missed, not just by the family but the whole community especially the church, school and the Knights. The turnout for his visitation and funeral was one of the largest the funeral home had seen. Over 50 Knights, over half of which were 4th degree in full regalia and 30 members of the Daughters of Isabella came to the rosaries held at the funeral home. My Mother is a member of the D of I and said that she had never seen so many of the D of I come to a rosary. The parish pastor even started to break up when he started the Knight’s rosary. We had full color guards by the Knights and the Michigan State Police prior to the funeral Mass attended by approximately 300 and fed over 250 at the luncheon.

    Thank you all for the prayers for Dad.

    Yours in Christ.

    Jim Koenigsknecht, PE
    Senior Engineer/Estimator

  10. koc2701 June 17, 2013 at 5:39 am # Reply

    Sir Knights, please pray for the family of former Purser Richard Aloysius. His brother Charles Aloysius just passed away in Kerala, India, at the age of 59. Rest in peace.

  11. koc2701 June 13, 2013 at 7:54 am # Reply

    Please pray for Sir Knight Max Frohnwieser. I understand from SK Larry that he is currently in Eagle Ridge Hospital and is awaiting open heart surgery! Please continue to pray also for SK Larry as he deals with his sciatica.

  12. koc2701 June 11, 2013 at 6:15 am # Reply

    Please pray for SK Larry Forseille as he deals with his debilitating sciatica. SK Larry was to join us for the Assembly’s Installation of Officers and Awards banquet. However, he’s had to cancel due to his worsening condition.

    SK Larry is always the first one to attend to the needs of others who are sick, in pain or even just need a ride. He’s the epitome of a Knight of Columbus who cares for his brothers. oPlease pray for a speedy recovery.

  13. koc2701 May 8, 2013 at 9:15 pm # Reply

    Tonight, prayers were held for SK Vincent. There were four priests, a PSD and 5 Honour Guards at the Post. District Marshall Elemer, Faithful Navigator Mark, Faithful Comptroller Eric and Faithful Sentinels Larry and Zeus made up the men in Regalia who posted guard for SK Vincent’s casket.
    SK Sam Hu recorded the proceedings and photos have been uploaded to the Portfolio for viewing.

    As many Knights will be attending the March for Life tomorrow, we will have limited number of HGs for the funeral mass at 10.00. However, I understand that we will have at least 10 SKs in regalia tomorrow.

  14. koc2701 May 2, 2013 at 9:16 pm # Reply

    Update on SK Vincent Rechner –
    Funeral Details are posted in the Calendar.
    Honour Guard Requested, Pall Bearers will be Knights of Columbus as well.

  15. koc2701 May 2, 2013 at 7:12 am # Reply

    A message from Eric Rechner, Vincent’s son:
    Dear Friends and family,

    It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the passing of my dearest Father, Vincent Anthony Rechner, beloved ‘Papa’ to my children, inspiration and encouragement to myself and my dear wife Justine, mentor as a figure of ‘Father’, and example of fidelity to duty, marriage, family, and Catholic Faith.

    After 3 weeks of a courageous fight with Pneumonia, often coming back from the brink, my father succumbed to his illness in the end this morning in Vancouver at 9:30am. He passed peacefully in the presence of my mother and brothers.

    Please pray for the repose of his soul, and pray for the consolation of his dear wife, my mother Krystyna, in her deep grief.

    Sincerely, Eric and family.

  16. koc2701 April 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm # Reply

    Sir Knights:

    I am very sorry to report that SK Vincent Rechner has passed away. I will post more details as I get them.

  17. koc2701 April 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm # Reply

    Received just a minute ago from SK Patrick Shafli…Sir Knights, many of us knew SK Germain Fortiers. Please read the following with the greatest gravity and say a prayer for this great Sir Knight.

    Worthy Master, Sir Knights,

    It is with great sadness that I must pass on the word that SK Germain Fortier, PSD, FVSM, passed away peacefully this afternoon, at about 12:15pm.

    Funeral arrangements will be advised when known

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace, though the mercy of Christ our Lord, Amen.

    • koc2701 April 27, 2013 at 5:52 am # Reply

      Update: funeral arrangements have been publicized on the calendar page.

  18. koc2701 April 25, 2013 at 7:50 am # Reply

    Vincent’s wife Krystyna writes:

    Vincent is still in VERY SERIOUS condition.So, please PRAY!

  19. koc2701 April 25, 2013 at 5:50 am # Reply

    Please pray for SK Germain Fortier. The following is the email I received from Sk Patrick Shafli:

    Sir Knights,

    Many of you already know this, but for those who are not up to date, SK Germain Fortier PSD, FVSM, is now in the McKinney Creek Hospice in Maple Ridge.

    He has a tumour at the back of the head, at the base of the skull, and his condition has deteriorated since entering hospital just before Easter. The situation is not at all good, and he is receiving regular doses of morphine.

    Please, keep him and his family in your prayers…

  20. koc2701 April 19, 2013 at 6:59 pm # Reply

    Here’s an update from Krystyna Rechner, wife of Vincent, who remains in

    Thanks for prayers,Vincent is still in hospital,but PLEASE NO VISIT-.IT makes him tired and the oxygen level is going down .

    If you must visit, please limit it to just ONE MINUTE AND NO TALKING! Praying is the best!

    God bless all KNIGHTS,regards,krystyna

  21. koc2701 April 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm # Reply

    Please pray for JIm Koenigsknecht’s, father, who has been diagnosed with Liver Cancer.

    Jerry is a 4th Degree Sir Knight in Gaylord, Michigan, and his son Jim is a member of St. Joseph’s Council 9846 as well as a member of our Assembly.

    Jim has just returned from his working stint at Hong Kong and returned to find out about his Dad. Please pray for his family in this difficult time for them.

  22. koc2701 April 8, 2013 at 8:48 am # Reply

    SK Vincent Rechner – Prayers Requested

    Please pray for SK Vincent Rechner. I have just received word from his wife Krystyna that he has taken ill and has been admitted to Eagle Ridge Hospital.

  23. koc2701 April 4, 2013 at 8:49 am # Reply

    SK Elemer’s Brother Emeric

    Good news all!

    Just a few months ago, SK Elemer’s brother had been diagnosed with Prostate cancer with a reading of over 1,000. At the meeting when he broke the news, SK Elemer basically said his brother did not have a chance, but asked that all pray for him nevertheless as he undergoes treatment.

    Just a few days ago, at the last Executive Meeting, SK Elemer announced that his brother’s latest reading was in the low 10’s! This prognosis basically meant that Brother Emeric is now pretty much cleared and his cancer is in remission! Keep praying for Brother Emerick and SK Elemer’s family.

  24. koc2701 April 4, 2013 at 8:48 am # Reply

    Please Pray for SK Hugh Gaffney

    As reported by SK Elemer Lazar, SK Hugh has been diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. Please pray for him and his family.

  25. koc2701 April 1, 2013 at 8:50 am # Reply

    Please remember SK Bill Meredith in your prayers. The following information is for those who would like to attend the prayer service and funeral mass.

    Prayers will be April 3rd at 8pm at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey.

    Funeral services will be held April 4th at 12:15pm, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 10460 – 139th Street, Surrey.

  26. koc2701 January 21, 2013 at 8:51 am # Reply

    Prayers Requested: Rose Sehn

    Please keep our Former Master Mike Sehn and especially his wife Rose, in your prayers.

    She is in Kelowna General Hospital and had a pace maker implanted this evening.
    She is doing well but not allowed any visitors at this time as she is still in the Emergency Ward as they do not have a bed for her on the cardiac floor.

  27. koc2701 January 11, 2013 at 8:51 am # Reply

    In Memoriam – Barrie Stickland

    The Order has lost a great man, a proud supporter of the Knights of Columbus. Let us all pray for the repose of the soul of SK and Brother Knight Barrie Stickland, who passed away suddenly yesterday.

    Please keep Marguerite and family in your prayers and pass this on to members of your Assembly who do not have e-mail.

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

  28. koc2701 January 8, 2012 at 9:04 am # Reply

    Compassionate Coordinator’s Report – Jan.08.2012
    Mary Knechtel

    Mary was a warm wonderful friend to everyone she met. She was very active in the CWL for 50 years

    She was elected President at Assumption parish and instigated the ” no bake sale ” which netted

    many dollars over the years. She enjoyed the company of the Knights and attended all the

    meetings until her health deteriorated.

    Mary will be greatly missed by all.

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