Fernie BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Dorothy Durham: nursing, ranching and feminism - The Free PressFriday, June 02, 2017
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 executive of the ladies golf club and was instrumental in founding the local Lady Lions Club and a woman’s curling club.“I said let’s get the wives together and let’s have our Lady Lions Club and of course I’m still in that group,” she said. “We do the lunches for funerals and take some of the pressure off the families in this area and that’s a big thing.”“I guess I’m a feminist,” she added.After settling in Jaffray and starting a family, Durham threw herself into the ranching lifestyle, herding cattle, piling bales of hay and installing irrigation pipes. She became involved in the Waldo Stock BreedersLivestock Association and remains their secretary to this day.She describes her ranching days as some of the hap...
Melvin "Mel" Herman Molle - Humboldt JournalFriday, January 06, 2017
Gold Award” in 1998. In 1991 he was honoured with the Watson Citizen of the Year Award. The Town of Watson named the North End Park Mel Molle Park in 2012. Mel is survived by his son Hal (Yvonne) of Fernie, BC, Tanya and Jody Murdoch and family of Cranbrook, BC, Lisa and Brad Napier and family of Port Coquitlam, BC, daughter Colleen Ditto (Bob) of Calgary, AB, Joe and Caroline Ditto and family of Chilliwack, BC, Doug Ditto of Calgary, AB, Christine (Darcy) and family of Calgary, AB, Jessy and Alisa Ditto and family of Calgary, AB, Laurie Molle Scott and Tony Molle of Saskatoon, SK, his sister Della and Lorne Bailey of Leduc, Alberta, sisters-in-law Bev Dyok (Ron) of Wadena, SK, Francis Weisgerber of Humboldt, SK, 25 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that were dear to Mel. Mel was predeceased by his wife Amy in 2007, his son Craig in 2000, his father Edwin in 1957 and his mother Anna in 2001, as well as his sisters Ruth Mierke of Watson, SK, Marvel Gray of Barrie, ON and Irene of Calgary, AB. A memorial service for Mel will be held at Trinity United Church on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11:00 am in Watson, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mel Molle Park, PO Box 276, Watson, Saskatchewan, S0K 4V0. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
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COLUMN: Reading in our neck of the woods - Nelson StarWednesday, November 30, 2016
A Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou, about a strange pilgrimage of an odd assemblage of rednecks and hippies to a ski hut—with a nod to Chaucer—near a town a whole lot like Fernie.
In children’s author Ann Alma’s Summer of Changes, a girl and her border collie hide out in the oh-so-familiar Kootenay mountains. Ann’s books bring us sharply back to the experience of childhood while challenging her characters—and our expectations.
In Never Going Back, by Antonia Banyard, a group of friends reunites in Nelson to attend a funeral and revisit their collective past. The local environment as seen through these under-30s is sharply rendered.
Open Secret by mystery writer Deryn Collier involves an spa...
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...