Dawson Creek BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
No compensation for family of teen killed in crash - Prince George CitizenFriday, February 17, 2017
Logan Power was a young man with his life ahead of him.A Grade-12 honours student at Dawson Creek secondary school, Power was finishing his school career and getting ready for the rest of his life. He was well-liked by his classmates, had a number of college credits under his belt and was preparing for a career in power engineering in the oilfield.Then, last Sept. 9, 2016 Power was killed by an alleged drunk driver."That was the first day of the rest of his life, and then that happened," said Terry Power, his father. "We were totally robbed. He was my only son."Nearly six months later, Power's grief has turned to anger over what he says are unjust wrongful death laws in British Columbia.Shortly after his son's death, a lawyer told Power that because Logan was a dependent, the family is not entitled to pain and suffering costs.That left the family with nearly $20,000 in funeral costs and little help from the government or ICBC, the Crown insurance provider.A legal advocate says the Power family is not alone in being blind-sided by B.C.'s wrongful death laws.Don Renaud,...
Potpourri: Per Gradus Ad Maius - Alberta Daily Herald TribuneFriday, September 30, 2016
Budd Dayliner in an effort to stem persistent financial losses as rail travel continued to decline, averaging fewer than 20 people per 15-hour trip between Dawson Creek and Edmonton.
The “meagre patronage” had earlier led to the railway applying to discontinue passenger service.
IN LIVING COLOUR!
It didn’t matter that the CBC could only promise a “somewhat imperfect” signal: GP residents began trading in their black-and-white television sets with the arrival of colour TV 50 years ago.
The CBC’s butterfly logo heralded, for example, even more addictive Sunday-night programming with the Wonderful World of Disney, Ed Sullivan and Bonanza in rainbow hues!
Grande Prairians, who’d only started getting CBC-TV in October 1962 (CTV didn’t arrive until 1970), had to shell out hefty bucks to upgrade. A 25-inch console cost up to $2,500, although Midwest Electric downtown offered lightweight 11-inch GE Portacolour sets for $399.95.
• Weather-plagued fastball playoffs finally ended. Bezanson Tigers, the regular-season champs, captured the Inland Ladies Fastball League crown three straight over the GP Ventures. Wanda Johnston got the deciding win, Shirley Chateau took the loss.
• The Wheatbelt Baseball League final, delayed two weeks by rain, came down to a one-game sudden-death match between the GP Eskimos and league champion Fairview Outlaws for the D...
Counsellors head to Dawson Creek Secondary after two deaths - CBC.caThursday, September 15, 2016
Spencer Gourley died suddenly on Sept 1, 2016. (Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium)
The deaths of two teens — both students from the same high school — in the span of two weeks has rocked Dawson Creek.
On Friday a grade 12 student was killed in a single vehicle rollover on the Dangerous Goods Route, while Spencer Gourley — a recent graduate of Dawson Creek Secondary— died suddenly on Sept. 1, according to an obituary posted by Reynars Funeral Home and Crematorium.
On Facebook Dawson Creek's Mayor Dale Bumstead wrote, "there are times in life where it seems events occur that are simply unimaginable."
"Our community has endured too many of these in the last few weeks. My heart is absolutely broken for all the families touched by these life-changing tragedies."
Meanwhile on Monday, counsellors at the city's high school will try to help students grapple with what happened.
"Well it's always difficult when any event like this occurs," said Candace Clouthier, assistant superintendent for School District 59.
"I think it's hard for everybody in the community and in the school."
A third death
Gourley graduated from the school in June, while he and the other...
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 ...
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...