Castlegar BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Anne Sinclair - Lynden TribuneFriday, June 2, 2017
After the war, Anne attended the University of Toronto, where she would meet her husband, Jim Sinclair. Together, Anne and Jim raised three sons, lived in Toronto, North Bay, Victoria, Vancouver, Castlegar, Winnipeg (all in Canada) and Buffalo, before settling in Lynden in 1991. Anne was a devoted mother, a lover of literature, symphonic music, opera, vigorous debate and travel, especially to the United Kingdom, where Jim and Anne would visit dear friends and relatives. We are all richer for Anne’s candor, love, feistiness and passion for her family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 12, in Gillies Funeral Home of Lynden. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mount Baker Rotary in Anne’s name. Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Military funeral planned in British Columbia for U.S. airman killed during Second World War bombing run - Ottawa CitizenThursday, August 18, 2016
Second World War bomber Hunconscious were last heard from on Dec. 23, 1944.
On Saturday, Honeyman’s remains will be escorted from a DNA testing facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to the airport in Castlegar, B.C., where they will be met with a formal receiving line and ceremony.
The funeral, with a 21-gun salute and Honeyman’s family attending, will be held in Trail, B.C., on Monday.
“It is just wonderful,” said Honeyman’s cousing, Marnie Matthews of Trail. “All of our lives, we never knew what happened to him.”
The Hunconscious, a B-26 Marauder, with Honeyman at the ready to drop one of the 450-kilogram bombs it was carrying, was a member of the 599th Bombardment Squadron in a group called the Bridge Busters.
During one of the coldest winters Belgium and France had seen, most of the planes were grounded while Adolf Hitler’s armies launched an offensive later named the Battle of the Bulge.
The battle was at its turning point when Honeyman’s plane and another, Bank Nite Betty, took off with the mission to destroy a vital rail bridge in Eller, Germany.
Neither plane made it back to base.
Six years ago, a hiker named Helmut Deitrichs found a small fragment of Honeyman’s flying jacket in the Belgian mountains. He called his friend Danny Keay, a U.S. Army intelligence professional who searches for plane crash sites as a hobby.
Honeyman’s army identification number and initials were still visible on the scrap of fabric, beginning a years-long process of excavation and identification.
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...
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?)...
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...