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Castlegar Funeral Chapel

411 9th Avenue
Castlegar, BC V1N 1L9
(250) 365-3378

Castlegar BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Anne Sinclair - Lynden Tribune

Friday, June 02, 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?)...
http://www.lyndentribune.com/community/obituaries/anne-sinclair/article_ca9be86c-3594-11e7-a015-3b436d6427a7.html

Military funeral planned in British Columbia for U.S. airman killed during Second World War bombing run - Ottawa Citizen

Thursday, 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.
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/military-funeral-planned-in-british-columbia-for-u-s-airman-killed-during-second-world-war-bombing-run

Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News Canada

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious in a bloody biker war ...
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/dozens-bikers-attend-funeral-hells-213937721.html

Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Auntie Ellen.' Ellen White, Kwulasulwut, died Tuesday at age 95, and her funeral was held Saturday morning at the Beban Park Social Centre. White was a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia and her obituary remembers her as an "educator, cultural knowledge keeper, author, linguist, herbalist, healer, traditional midwife, and political activist and advocate." She was one of the founders of the Tillicum Haus Aboriginal Friendship Centre and was an elder-in-residence in Vancouver Island University's First Nations studies program. "She possessed a pure, kind and radiant heart," said Les Malbon, who described himself as one of White's adopted grandchildren as he delivered her eulogy Saturday. White's name, Kwulasulwut, translates to ‘many stars' and Malbon alluded to that as he addressed the people gathered in the social centre. "I look out now and I see the many stars," he said. "I see how she impacted the community. I see how much she loved her family and I appreciated, personally, how much that love changed me and how it's changed all of us to be better people and behoove us to be kind to one another and to work towards a world of unity." Malbon said the White home was always filled with visitors, and Ellen White also travelled to meet people and sh...
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/nanaimo-remembers-educator-activist-and-elder-auntie-ellen/

J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Chelsea to work at the Chelsea Pharmacy, and also part-time at the Mercywood Sanitarium in Ann Arbor. It was at Mercywood where Vince met his wife to be, Shirley Ann Tuckey, from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. She was a registered nurse and was in charge of the pharmacy. They wed on August 18, 1956 and raised six children.During his lifetime, Vince was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3092, where he was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight, the Chelsea Junior Chamber of Commerce, the American Legion, the Chelsea Village Council, and the Jackson County Pharmacy Association, being name Pharmacist of the Year in 1971. Vince was also a Charter Board Member and Lifetime member of the Waterloo National History Association.Vince retired from Weatherwax Pharmacy in Jackson, MI in 1996 after 32 years of employment. He then worked as a part time pharmacist for 14 more years for Chelsea Pharmacy and Dan Murphy, who interned under Vince in the mid-1950s.Vince, with his wife Shirley, enjoyed traveling by camper and R.V. throughout the United States and Canada with his family as they were growing up, and bicycling with Shirley and friends, Jeannie and Andy Ford, through Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands in retirement. Vince was a lifelong deer hunter and lover of the outdoors, relishing the days spent at the family hunting camp in Northern Michigan. He was an avid reader in later years and was a frequent participant in local history events at the Chelsea District Library. Vince also enjoyed working out weekly at the Chelsea Wellness Center. Vince was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Jane Lanning-Morey, Lou Guirey, Angeline Foster, Gretchen Spaulding, Virginia Rowe.Vince is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children Gregg (Laurie) Burg, Diane (Fernando) Nieves, David Burg, Brian Burg, Kristi (Gary) Ragland, and Rob Burg; grandchildren, Arielle and Jacob Bur...
https://thesuntimesnews.com/j-vincent-vince-burg/