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The Way it Was - Kimberley Bulletin

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Years Here, Mrs. Plant Dies”Mrs. Murial Plant, 62, mother of George Plant, Mrs. A.C. Jones and Mrs. G.W. Brown of Kimberley, died at St. Eugene Hospital, Cranbrook, February 27.Mrs. Plant was born at St. Andrews, Georgetown, British Guina in 1896 and she came to B.C. to set up residence at Kimberley with her husband in 1918.They lived here for 34 years before moving for seven years to Vancouver. From Vancouver, the couple returned to the East Kootenay to live at Cranbrook, where they remained for one year.Surviving besides the trio in Kimberley are her husband, George, of Cranbrook; daughters Mrs. H.J. Vine of Hazelton, Mrs. M.W. Sampson and Mrs. F.A. Burton of Cranbrook; a brother, James H. Rogers of Hamilton, Ontario and 16 grandchildren.Funeral services were held from the Pentecostal Tabernacle, March 4, with Rev. C. Fawcett officiating. Interment was in Cranbrook’s Westlawn Cemetery.Let's block ads! (Why?)...

One dead, one critical, two seriously hurt in Feb. 3 crash on BC highway - Prince George Citizen

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Saturday after a jack-knifed transport truck skidded into the path of an oncoming pickup.That crash on Highway 3 killed the Alberta man at the wheel of the transport truck as well as 51-year-old Cranbrook fire chief Clayton Murrell who was driving the pickup.Cranbrook's mayor and councillors remembered Murrell with a moment of silence before Monday night's council meeting and Mayor Lee Pratt also called for prayers for Murrell's wife, Joan MacKinnon, who has life-threatening injuries. "This has dealt a huge blow to our community," Pratt told councillors.Flags at Cranbrook's city hall and fire hall remain at half-mast and there is no word yet on funeral services for Murrell. (The Canadian Press, CHBZ)Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/one-dead-one-critical-two-seriously-hurt-in-feb-3-crash-on-b-c-highway-1.23165790

Guthrie, David A. - Buffalo News

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Guthrie, David A.Guthrie - David A. September 10, 2017 at home with family and the support of Niagara Hospice after a 20 year struggle with Parkinson's disease. Born January 21, 1932 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada he was a Canadian Citizen residing in Wilson, NY for the last 27 years. Son of the late William and Jean (Allardyce) Guthrie he attended local schools and earned his Bachelor's of Science in 1954 and Master's of Science in 1955 at the University of British Columbia. Upon completion of his MASc he lived for 2 years in the UK as an Athlone Fellow. In 1974 David earned his MBA at McMasters University. His entire professional career was as a Chemical Engineer with Hooker/Occidental Chemical Corporation, where he began in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1957 and retired in 1993 from Occidental in Niagara Falls. David was a former Member of the Board of Directors for the Wilson Free Library and a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels in Niagara Falls. Surviving are his wife Sally (Baldwin) Guthrie of Wilson; son Mark C. (Catherine) of Milton, Ont. and grandsons Thomas and Robert. Also survived by one sister Anne Johnston of Chilliwack, British Columbia and s...
http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/13/guthrie-david-a/

Lois Patricia Grover - Quad City Times

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Burial will follow at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local humane society.Lois Patricia Levi was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, to Arthur and Lena (Brogan) Levi. She was raised in Yahk, B.C. and Kelso and Spokane, Washington. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington in 1945. Following her father's death, she moved with her family to Iowa in 1947. Lois was married to Robert Ernest Grover on June 20, 1948, in the First Presbyterian Church, Bettendorf. They made their home in Davenport and in 1959 moved to Pleasant Valley to raise their four children. Robert preceded her in death on May 2, 2007. In 2010, she relocated to the Masonic Village in Bettendorf where she made many new friends before relocating to Dahlonega, Georgia, to live with her daughter Suzanne and family. Lois then spent two years at Smokey Springs in Gainesville, Georgia, and enjoyed the company of many special friends. In 2015, following an illness, Lois moved to Bell Minor Nursing Home where she received exceptional care.Lois was known from age 12 for her racing, dancing and adagio on roller skates. Lois was one of five out of a group of 2,500 women chosen to join an International Roller Skating show in 1948. Rather than pursuing her roller skating dream, she chose to marry Robert Grover who stole her heart. Lois loved to travel to see...
http://qctimes.com/news/local/obituaries/lois-patricia-grover/article_36995add-f03e-501e-9d8f-1eeb70beeb5d.html

Dorothy Durham: nursing, ranching and feminism - The Free Press

Friday, June 2, 2017

April 26 where she was presented with a certificate and a medallion by British Columbia’s Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon.She even got to meet Premier Christy Clark while she was campaigning in Cranbrook.“What makes British Columbia a great place to call home is the generosity, dedication and commitment of British Columbians,” said Clark in a statement. “Thank you to the 2017 recipients for always going the extra mile for your communities, and your province.”Durham has gone many extra miles in the service of her community and its residents.Born in Fernie in 1939, Durham has deep roots in the area. Her nephew Bud Dicken was a prominent local business person, and the local elementary school is named after her aunt Isabella Dicken.“When I was growing up in Fernie, I could walk up and down the streets and tell you who lived in every house,” she said. “We were really more isolated as a community than it is now where there’s tourists and ski people.”Following in her mother’s footsteps, Durham became a nurse and began working at the local hospital.In 1967 she married a rancher and moved to Jaffray where she left an indelible mark on that community. She volunteered for the local 4-H Club, the Sand Creek Seniors, Rural Crime Watch and the Jaffray Community Club.She’s helped organize events such as Jaffray’s Annual Fall Fair, community dinners and the annual Christmas party.A sports enthusiast, she has organized numerous curling bonspiels and has served on the e...
http://www.thefreepress.ca/community/dorothy-durham-nursing-ranching-and-feminism/

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

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?)...