Armstrong BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Regina L. Barido - Charleston Gazette-MailThursday, December 14, 2017
Monk" — 1 p.m., Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.Painter, Velma "Cookie" — 1 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.Pridemore, Lettie — 1 p.m., Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville.Shaffer, Robert — 2 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.Smith, Paul — 11 a.m., Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin.Tolbert, Harold — 1 p.m., Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, Nitro.Wentz, Jeffrey — 11 a.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Elsie ShuplakWednesday, August 2, 2017
Joan Holtforster and family. Elsie will be fondly remembered by many. Thank you to the staff at Whitecliffe Retirement Residence for their compassionate care. Resting at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Thursday August 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm followed by a funeral service in the Chapel. Interment Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated, and may be made, along with condolences by visiting www.armstrongfuneralhome.net.
Fred SzeremetWednesday, August 2, 2017
Beloved Didi to Teagan and Connor. Brother to Valerie. A special thank you to the Stroke and Critical Care unit for their compassion and wonderful support. Friends and family are invited to visit Armstrong Funeral Home (124 King St East, Oshawa) for visitation on Thursday August 3rd from 10am to 11am. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11am. Interment to follow at St. Wolodymyr & St. Olha Cemetery. Memorial Donations in memory of Fred, may be made to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. To make an online condolence, please visit armstrongfuneralhome.net...
Cyril OlssonWednesday, August 2, 2017
July 22nd 2017 at the age of 86 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. He will be dearly missed by his son Gregory. Grandpa to Aiden and Kyra. Close friend to Audrey. Friends are invited to visit Armstrong Funeral Home (124 King St East, Oshawa) on Sunday July 30 at 1 pm followed by a service in the chapel at 2 pm. A private burial will be taking place on Monday at Union Cemetery. Donations may be made to the St. Michael's Foundation in memory of Cyril.
Anna MyschowodaWednesday, August 2, 2017
Loving mother of Nestor (Janet Bell), and Tony (Allie). Grandmother of Clarissa Todd (Chris), Christopher, Jesse, and Kyle. Great Grandmother of Scarlett and Cooper. Arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME Oshawa, 905-433-4711. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment at St. Wolodymyr & St. Olha Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont EnterpriseThursday, April 12, 2018
Utica; by their four daughters, Mrs. Wendy J. Hotaling of Northville, Mrs. Laurel A. St. Onge of Northville, Mrs. Erika L. Troxell of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Amy E. Cline of Kamloops, British Columbia; by her two brothers, Paul T. Burnett of Donna, Texas and Clark W. Burnett of Citrus Springs, Florida; and by her 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced in the spring in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Northville. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.Memorial contributions may be made to local hospice agencies.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
A doctor who spent decades working to improve health care in northern British Columbia is being mourned after he died Tuesday night.Dr. Bert Kelly was a "tireless champion for health care" said Prince George city councillor Susan Scott, who announced his passing via Facebook.Kelly was a key architect of the Northern Medical Program, in which students in UBC's medical program are trained in northern B.C. in an effort to help recruit and retain future medical professionals in a region that historically has been underserved.Faced with chronic doctor shortages in Prince George and the surrounding area, Kelly helped lead a local group of physicians and specialists in what was effectively a strike in 2000, withdrawing non-essential services until the province agreed to commit more funding and efforts to recruitment and retention of doctors in the north. By 2004 the Northern Medical Program was opened, with Kelly serving the role of Executive Director of the Northern Medical Society.Truly sad this morning at the loss of Dr. Bert Kelly! He wa...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
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...