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2200 S 2nd St
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(250) 426-3132

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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

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?)...

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

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/

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

Friday, June 02, 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/

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/