Chilliwack BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
A Celebration Of Life: Bruce Wilkie - PuslinchTodayWednesday, March 27, 2019
Bruce graduated in 1965 from the OVC, winning the Winegard medal as the top student. The same year he married Dorothy Ann Gibb, whom he'd met during High School.
After a year of clinical practice in Chilliwack, BC, Bruce and Dorothy moved to New York state where Bruce completed his PhD at Cornell University in 1971 in Veterinary Immunopathology. Two years of post-doctoral work in Bern, Switzerland was followed by an appointment to the Ontario Veterinary College in 1973, as professor of Veterinary Immunomicrobiology.
Bruce had a distinguished career at the University until retiring in 2006, after which he was granted the title University Professor Emeritus honouring his outstanding research record and significant contribution to the training and development of numerous graduate students. In 2015 the OVC Alumni Association named Bruce the Distinguished Sciences Alumnus for his long, productive academic career. Notable, Bruce and his colleague Patricia Shewen developed a highly successful vaccine for Shipping Fever Pneumonia in cattle, called Presponse. This innovation earned a Bronze Trophy in the 1989 Canada Awards for Business Excellence. Bruce also proudly organized the first International Veterinary Symposium, held in 1986 in Guelph, among his many professional achievements.
His interests outside of academia included running, photography, skiing and perhaps most significantly, racing his vintage Alfa Romeos, the latter hobby being avidly embraced by his wife Dorothy as well. The pair spent untold hours travelling to racetracks in the US to pursue their passion.
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The kindness of strangers: shopping for funeral flowers and learning to be open - CBC.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
As a last-minute detail, I was asked to order some extra flowers to put on top of her casket so I headed off to Chilliwack and somehow ended up in your shop. I remember feeling pretty overwhelmed as I wandered around your store, struggling to find something appropriate, so I went up to the counter to ask for help.You must have noticed something was wrong, because you very kindly asked if everything was OK.I don't know why but, at that moment, everything just came crashing to a head and I burst into tears. Sobbing, I told you, "My mom just died and I need to buy her some flowers for her casket."Pat Penner's mother, Helen, pictured on her 75th birthday. (Submitted by Pat Penner)A lot of people might have been paralyzed by my tears, or of the sight of a strange woman weeping in your store, but you came immediately out from around the counter and gave me the biggest hug."I'm so, so sorry. Let's get these flowers ordered and let me help you," you said. That kindness and support was just such a comfort at that awful time. You did exactly the right thing at the right time and I've never forgotten the situation, or your kindness. I want you to know that incident reinforced my philosophy to reach out and ask if someone needs help - we should all just make ourselves open to people who are struggling.Sometimes, the smallest things have such an impact - even if the person doing it has no idea. You gave me such comfort and support 16 years ago and I have never forgotten it.Thank you.Yours,Pat PennerIf you have a story about the kindness of strangers, email The Early Edition at email@example.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Verna Marie Coleman - Yakima Herald-RepublicSaturday, March 02, 2019
Keith & Keith Funeral HomeVerna Marie Coleman passed away February 4, 2019. Verna was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia on November 27, 1933. She moved to Yakima in the early 1960s where she met the love of her life, Albert R. "Sonny" Coleman, and they married in June of 1961. Early in life she was a supervisor at Bailey Manufacturing Company. She had a long career as a line supervisor at Snokist Fruit Packing working both in apples and in cherries. She and Sonny would often make ends meet by working two jobs supporting the fruit and hop harvest around the valley.To simply know her was a blessing; when she spoke, you listened. Together, she and Sonny took every chance to be with close family and friends. Her door was always open to those from all walks of life, and they welcomed countless foster children into their home throughout the years. She enjoyed going to bingo, finding treasures at yard sales and second hand stores, camping, fishing, hosting family reunions, crafting, and being life-long members of the Yakima County Sheriff's Posse.
She is preceded in death by Alber...
Chilliwack jazz funeral will help lay to rest your woes of 2018 - Chilliwack ProgressSaturday, March 02, 2019
This mix of delight and remorse is exactly why Christ Lutheran Church in Chilliwack is hosting Burying the Old Year: New Orleans Jazz Funeral for the year 2018 on Jan. 6.
It's a chance to have a little fun, "lay down" your regrets, reflect on the past year and get a fresh start on 2019 while a New Orleans Jazz band swings those old-time hymns.
"It's a way for us to come together as a community, sing some great music to help us mark the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one," said pastor Dean Andersen, who will be guiding the Creole Jazz Band and the crowd through the event.
"Those attending the ‘funeral' will have an opportunity to jot on a piece of paper - which will be kept private - some of the things they would like to bury with the old year. As the service progresses people will be invited to ‘lay down' their regrets by placing them in a symbolic memorial box that will be ‘buried' as the service closes."
Kevin Yeates, of the Creole Jazz Band explained, "The service has its roots in the New Orleans funeral tradition. In that region a band of jazz musicians accompany the mourners as they ...
Body of 19-year-old woman found in B.C. home - Summerland ReviewSaturday, March 02, 2019
Thursday in a home in Richmond, B.C.
Police say the death is suspicious and they have identified the dead woman as Aspen Pallot.
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The investigation team says shortly after the woman's body was discovered a man was arrested and he remains in police custody.
An autopsy will be conducted on the body to determine the cause of death.
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Police say they're investigation is in the early stages, but detectives believe it was not a random act.
The investigation team says it's releasing the woman's name to gather information from her friends about her activities leading up to the death.
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J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.comWednesday, 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...
Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News BulletinWednesday, March 27, 2019
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...
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, 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 ...