Clearwater BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Mary Dom TangasThursday, January 19, 2017
Joyful, Caring and Resilient . We envied her entrepreneurial spirit forged through self determination, hardship, selflessness and her happiness was best found at her home on Clearwater Beach, Florida. Here is where Mom was at her best, her multitude of friends, Jack, Boris and Paula, Susanne, Rodney to name a few and her Friday evening dinners at the Beachcomber, but most of all just sitting or walking on the beach enjoying the sunshine and chatting with people.
Proud mother of Phyllis (John) and Gus. Grandmother to Robert (Sara) and Jennifer. Great grandmother to Maggie, Sloane and James. Stepmother to Linda Dom. Sister-in-law Mary and her extended family. We will miss you dearly, but your spirit and name will always be evident in conversations, by the splashing of the waves against the shore, the sand beneath our feet or the flight of a seagull above.
Cremation has taken place.
Friends will be received at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home. 166 Main Street North, (Markham Rd) Markham, On. from 10:30am Sat. January 21 until time of Memorial Service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.
The family is ever grateful for the care and compassion provided by Bethany Lodge.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:
Holy Theotokos Convent
4369 Faulkner Ave.
L4A 2R4 905:473:9009
Friends will be received at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home 166 Main Street North, (Markham Rd) Markham, Ont on Saturday, January 21, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.
"The Lord is my helper and I will not fear."
Dene town responds with generosity, despair in wake of school shooting - CBC.caFriday, September 9, 2016
La Loche's community centre. (CBC)
La Loche is not a reserve, but 90 per cent of the residents are indigenous.
The town is also close to the Clearwater River Dene Nation, both in distance and relations. Some children from the reserve attend school in La Loche, which is about a five-minute car ride away.
The social problems facing La Loche aren't that unusual in First Nations across Canada's North.
It's maddening to many locals that the unemployment rate in La Loche hovers around 50 per cent, and the median income in 2011 was under $15,000, when there are immense uranium deposits nearby and the oil sands in Fort McMurray are only 100 kilometres to the west.
When I asked Chief Ted Clark of Clearwater River Dene Nation about how his community planned to move forward after the shooting, he offered a practical solution: get funds to build a youth centre.
But he also had a political take on the tragedy, one politicians from Ottawa and Regina likely heard from him, too. He essentially blamed colonial history and land dispossession.
"The South has a lot of things. We don't," Clark said. "But what the South don't have is the resources in our traditional territory. It's there. We want to utilize it as well. And that's what we want. We want our fair share."
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Suzanne CondottaFriday, September 9, 2016
Renus (Rena), Stan (Anne of P.E.I.). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews sue owned and operated Durham Paint and Decorating Center with Ralph for 35 years. They happily lived on Clearwater Lake for the past 45 years. Sue loved feeding and watching all the birds and animals, and spending time in her garden.
Special thanks to the nursing staff of Nurse Right Now who cared for Sue for the past year and a half, Dr. Stephen Cumore, the staff at 4th Floor HSN and the CCAC for their care and kindness.
At Sue’s request there will be no public visitation or service.
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium.
Donations to Pet Save would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Lougheed Funeral Home.
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...
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?)...