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Comox Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1101 Ryan Rd
Courtenay, BC V9N 3R6
(250) 334-0707

Northgate Foursquare Church

1640 Burgess Rd.
Courtenay, BC V9N 5W8
(250) 334-2727

Piercy's Mt. Washington Funeral Home

440 England Ave.
Courtenay, BC V9N 2N1
(250) 334-4464

Courtenay BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Obituary — Raymond “Ray” Grant - Nation Valley News (blog)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Proud grandfather of Tyler Beckstead Iroquois and grandchildren and great grandchildren of Kingston Ontario. Survived by sister in laws Joan Clark, (Gordon) St Stephens NB. Lois Coleman (Gary Courtenay B.C. Deni Rushton (David) Oxford Nova Scotia. as well as many nieces and nephew’s.  Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lois Grant. Brother Ronald and sister Susan(Palmer).  Ray was born in Prince Rupert moved many times during his early years as his father was in the arm forces. At age 17 he became a professional athlete. Ray went to Olympics trials in 1964 for gymnastics in the province of BC. He became a professional firefighter 1967 to 1976 Dartmouth NS. Ray continued to help when he moved to Iroquois became a volunteer firefighter for the Iroquois Fire Dept. for twenty-five years. He was a self-employed sign painter for over 25 years, did many outstanding signs from Kingston to Cornwall for many local businesses. Retiring from sign business 1998 he moved forward and started his own janitorial business from 1998-2017 for Royal Bank and Ross Video. Ray loved camping, fishing, curling, traveling , gardening, bird watching, and of course his favourite sports teams were the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays. He also loved NASCAR. Ray’s love for his family and friends and his home was extremely important to him.   Ray chose not to have a funeral but left the following message. “I want to express my thanks to all my friends, family and extended family who have enrich...

Cancer victim to die on his terms - Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

You have to have the capacity to consent and you have to sign a document on the date of the procedure,” said Dr. Tanja Daws of Courtenay Medical Clinic. “The patient can only receive the procedure if they know what it means. They can’t get it if they are in a coma or if they’re confused.”The process itself involves the injection of a sedative that puts the patient into a deep sleep. Then another drug is injected that will stop respiration and the heartbeat.Just two days before his scheduled procedure, Ness appeared outwardly healthy. He is not bed-ridden and is not connected to oxygen or an intravenous drip. The only outward sign of his illness is a persistent cough in the one lung he he was left with after undergoing a pneumonectomy last November.The removal of his left lung initially left him feeling much better, Ness said, and he and Gloria were even planning a “bucket list” trip to Machu Picchu this coming winter.But his cough returned earlier this year, and a CT scan showed the cancer had returned.“The doctors said if the cancer does come back (following surgery), it will come back as stage 4 cancer and it will be extremely aggressive,” Ness said. “That’s where I am now.“You look at me, and people say, ‘Ed, you look so healthy’, but this cancer is raging through my body right now. I can feel it. It feels like there’s something alive inside me and it’s moving really quickly.”In addition to taking charge of the time and nature of his death, Ness has also been hands-on with the administrative details. He has written his own epitaph, which he will read to the family and friends gathered around on Tuesday afternoon. The couple has already completed funeral arrangements. He is also writing his own obituary, and has filled out an adjustment of will and transferred assets to Gloria’s name.“He’s doing it all himself. He’s always been a take-charge person; nobody else can do anything quite as well as Ed can,” Gloria said with a laugh.“It’s nice to have the time in advance to choose your death,” Ness said. “Everyone has loose ends they would like to take care of. I’ve had time to do all those things.”Dr. Daws said she could not speak to specific patient cases, but said Tuesday’s planned gathering at the Ness home is a sort of pre-memorial common in Death with Dignity cases.“There is always a certain amount of sadness, of course, but it’s good to have a positive memory attached to the patient,” said Daws. “Often, the patient will make a small speech thanking family and friends and saying they’re ready to die. And the family and friends can tell the patient how loved they are.“It makes it, in a bizarre way, beautiful. And it can leave people with a far better memory than a prolonged battle in ICU or a battle with cancer in hospice or at home.”Ness took a slightly less philosophical tone to describe the planned gathering.“When you go to funerals, you talk to this box here,” he said, gesturing toward an imaginary coffin. “In this case, they can say it to my face. And I can respond to it in the same way.”In advance of his procedure, Ness said, he was offered...
http://www.pqbnews.com/news/cancer-victim-to-die-on-his-terms/

Phyllis Henricks

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ON) in her 92nd year. Loved mother of Jo-Anne (Philippe) Thomas of Wooler, ON and Christine (Scott) Brandreth of Ancaster, ON. Proud and endearing grandmother of Tim Thomas (Chantael Bordman) of Courtenay, BC; Cameron and Laura Brandreth of Ancaster, ON. Fondly remembered by many nephews, nieces and friends. Predeceased by parents John and Mary-Anne (Stevens) Revoy and siblings Muriel, Florence, Margaret, Lillian, Jim, Vern and Fred. Phyllis will be remembered for her lively sense of humour and love of family. The family will receive family and friends at the RUSHNELL FUNERAL CENTRE, 60 Division Street, Trenton on Thursday, May 11th, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Father John Flindall officiating. If desired, Memorial Donations to the Charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com...
http://www.rushnellfamilyservices.com/book-of-memories/2914472/Henricks-Phyllis/service-details.php

Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont Enterprise

Thursday, 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.ca

Thursday, 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...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dr-bert-kelly-prince-george-1.4447039

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, 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...
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/local-news/a-reflective-father-bob-haggarty-looks-back-on-his-time-in-lillooet-1.23255506