Vermilion AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
This Land Is Their Land - Foreign Policy (blog)Thursday, September 14, 2017
Bombay. We were dressed in new, heavy, uncomfortable clothes and had been seen off by our entire extended family, who had come to the airport with garlands and lamps; our foreheads were anointed with vermilion. We were going to America.To get the cheapest tickets, our travel agent had arranged a circuitous journey in which we disembarked in Frankfurt, then were to take an internal flight to Cologne, and onward to New York. In Frankfurt, the German border officer scrutinized the Indian passports for my father, my sisters, and me and stamped them. Then he held up my mother’s passport with distaste. “You are not allowed to enter Germany,” he said.It was a British passport, given to citizens of Indian origin who had been born in Kenya before independence from the British, like my mother. But in 1968 the Conservative Party parliamentarian Enoch Powell made his “Rivers of Blood” speech, warning against taking in brown- and black-skinned people, and Parliament passed an act summarily depriving hundreds of thousands of British passport holders in East Africa of their right to live in the country that conferred their nationality. The passport was literally not worth the paper it was printed on; it had become, in fact, a mark of Cain. The German officer decided that because of her uncertain...
Support floods in for homicide victim and family - Vermilion StandardWednesday, July 5, 2017
A GoFundMe fundraiser for Nichole Clifford and her family has collected over $9,000 in three days.Clifford was found dead in her Wainwright, Alta. home, situated at 1206 – 8 Avenue, by members of the Wainwright RCMP detachment last Friday, after it was reported she had not arrived at work at approximately 10:30 a.m.Clifford’s death has been deemed a homicide and a murder investigation is underway, by Members of the Wainwright RCMP, as well as investigators from the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit (MCU, following confirmation from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton on Tuesday.The RCMP’s Forensic Identification Section has been involved in examining the scene and gathering evidence in the process.The money from the Love for Nichole and family GoFundMe fundraiser, which has a goal of $10,000, will help alleviate the costs associated with her funeral, and s...
Davis' 'laid-back' approach worked well in South Louisiana - The Daily AdvertiserWednesday, July 5, 2017
Most recently, Davis was coaching girls basketball, girls track and teaching special education at Abbeville High.But his career also took him to A.B. Ware in Opelousas, Delcambre, Kaplan, North Vermilion, Vermilion Catholic and Lafayette High.“I’ve always been drawn to people that have good body language,” Indest said. “That was Jeff. He was always smiling.”Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Beverly Abbott - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 31, 2017
POTOMAC – Beverly J. Abbott, 85, of Potomac passed away at 3:52 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 28, 2017) at Country Health Care & Rehab, Gifford.
Mrs. Abbott was born on April 19, 1931, in rural Vermilion County, the daughter of James and Wilka (Karrick) Carpenter. She married Hollis Abbott in April 1948. He preceded her in death in August 1986.
She is survived by one son, Dean (Fran) Abbott of Chatham; three daughters, Christine (Ray) Grussing of Florida, Brenda (Dave) Hamilton of Ogden and Holly Joan (Marty) Young of Ogden; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Pauline Klein, Joanie Carpenter and Fran Abbott.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Alberta Plecker and Mary Tutwiler; brother, Robert Carpenter; and great-grandson, Jay Hollis Bennett.
Mrs. Abbott lived in Vermilion County most of her life. She attended Potomac High School and Ellis grade school. She lived in Potomac for 50 years and spent the last four-and-a-half years in Country Health Care & Rehab in Gifford.
She worked at Hartung Brothers Seed Plant and Sunset Memorial Park. She enjoyed making seasonal grave blankets and sprays. S...
A beloved Lakeland College alumna remembered for her devotion and kindness - Vermilion StandardTuesday, January 24, 2017
VERMILION, Alta. - Known for being small in stature, didn’t stop a cherished 1939 Lakeland College Alumna from having a big heart and adventurous soul.
Ellen Josephine (Jo) Berglund, nee McLaughlin, was remembered by family, friends and fellow Lakeland College alumni at her funeral on January 7 at St. Joseph's Basilica, following her passing at the age of 95.
“If I were to say one word to describe Jo, I would say kindness. She always showed kindness to everyone, no matter where she was and never expected anything in return,” said Darla Yonkman, long-time friend and previous Lakeland College alumni coordinator.
“Her funeral was right full, and the priest said 'there's not much I can say about a person that is 95 and have a church this full. When someone passes at 95, most of their friends would have also passed away’, but that wasn't the case for her. She impacted a lot of lives.”
Born on August 8, 1921, Jo grew up on her family’s farm northwest of Mannville, Alta. There she attended a...
Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta.
Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home.
Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs.
"What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday.
He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains.
"The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals."
The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season.
Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148.
"This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email.
Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park.
The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...
Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...