Grand Forks BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
An Amazing 'undertaking' - Castanet.netWednesday, July 05, 2017
Photo: CTVMother and son funeral directors from Grand Forks on the Amazing Race Canada.What do funeral directors do to relax? Go on the Amazing Race Canada, of course.Deb and Aaron Baker are a mother and son from Grand Forks. They are also funeral directors at the Grand Forks Funeral Home. And, they like to have fun."We are both pretty crazy," said Deb Baker.That came across in their pre-show video where, dressed in suits, Deb proclaimed their desire to 'bury' the competition.The new season of the popular summer reality show begins tonight. All 10 teams competing are in Toronto for the premiere of the new season.Castanet reached out to Deb in Toronto."It was a wonderful experience, especially doing it with my son," she said, mindful of not letting anything out of the bag. "It was a little bit different than what I expected."Despite their line of work, Deb said they were prepared to do whatever it took in the competition."We said if we had to shave our heads in a challenge, we'd shave our heads. If we had to jump from an airplane, we...
The Amazing Race Canada: This is how you give 'er - Toronto StarWednesday, July 05, 2017
Edmonton — who with wife Karen fell into last place after going to the wrong Fairmont hotel — went across using his arms. “Welcome to the gun show, Canada,” he said, flexing his biceps.Deb, of Grand Forks, B.C., got so dizzy and nauseous after falling and spinning in mid-air that only a pep talk from son Aaron could get her back on the rope. But the delay put them in last place at the Detour — a choice between “pedal,” bike polo, or “paddle,” a dragon boat course — along with Megan and Courtney from St. John’s, N.L.Megan and Courtney had chosen the “paddle” Detour because, as Newfoundlanders, “boats are in our blood.” But steering a dragon boat? Not so much, so they switched to “pedal” midway through and found riding a bike while hitting a ball at the same time equally challenging.Nonetheless they finished the challenge just slightly ahead of Aaron and Deb, and won the cab and foot race to the pit stop, in the Elizabethan Hedge Maze at VanDusen Botanical Garden.Aaron and Deb had vowed to “bury the competition,” but alas, they were dead last — pun intended — and were eliminated.The entertainingly enthusiastic Kenneth and Ryan — whose full-throated query to the dragon boat racers, “Which boat wants to be the python?” gave the episode its title — won the leg and a trip to Barcelona. Korey and Ivana of Toronto arrived third but got second place because of Andrea and Ebonie’s penalty. Adam and Andrea were No. 3; Sam and Paul No. 4; Zed and Shabbir No. 5; Karen and Bert No. 6; Andrea and Ebonie No. 7; Dan and Riya No. 8; Megan and Courtney No. 9.Next week the teams are off to Fort McMurray, Alberta, to tackle challenges that involve shooting and firefighting. And there are three Express Passes up for grabs. Let the scheming and manoeuvring begin. It airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on CTV. You can email me at email@example.com , tweet me @realityeo or visit my Facebook page.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Father-son team from Vancouver and Coquitlam to compete on Amazing Race Canada's fifth season - Straight.com (blog)Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Another familial team they'll be competing against is from B.C.: 54-year-old Deb Barker and her 30-year-old son Aaron Barker run a funeral home in Grand Forks.Although they're described as "wacky", the pressure and nature of their jobs has taught them to focus on positive aspects during difficult times. Grand Forks' Aaron and Deb BarkerThose are just two out of the 10 teams that'll compete on the new season, which starts airing on July 4 at 8 p.m. on CTV and will be hosted by Olympic gold medallist Jon Montgomery. (All 10 teams can be viewed at the Amazing Race Canada webpage.)Canada's 150th anniversary will be a recurring theme throughout the season.They'll all be gunning for the grand prize of a Next Generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox True North Edition for each winner, a trip around the world for two, $250,000 in cash, and the title as season champions. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Helen M. Kalinoski, 91 - East Grand Forks ExponentTuesday, January 31, 2017
Poland. She was very proud of her Polish heritage and could speak Polish very fluently. She passed away peacefully Jan. 26, 2017, at the age of 91, after a brief illness at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with her family at her side. She is survived by her daughter: Kathleen (Harry) Sierota, of Scottsdale, AZ; sons: Greg (Barb) of Thief River Falls; David (Peggy) of Michigan, ND; and Wayne of Stephen, MN; brother: Ed (Margaret) of St. Malo, Manitoba; grandchildren: Jessie Kalinoski, Cory Kalinoski, Ryan Wagner, Rachel (Cody) Metcalf, Ryan Kalinoski, Stacia Kalinoski, Sara Kalinoski, Michael Kalinoski, MD, Thomas Kalinoski, MD, and great-grandson: Jaxon Kalinoski. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister: Victoria. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Church of Greenbush, MN. Father Lou Buiton: Officiant, Jeanne Novacek: Organist, Connie and John Stanislawski: Eucharistic Ministers, Darcy Hannon: Song Leader, Stacis Kalinoski: Reader, John Wilebski and Kyle Stauffenecker: Alter Servers. Honorary bearers were Helen’s grandchildren and members of the Greenbush American Legion Auxiliary. Casket bearers were Ryan Kalinoski; Thomas Kalinoski, MD; Michael Kalinoski, MD; Gary Kalinoski; Ron Kalinoski; and Bill Stanislawski. Interment will be at St. Aloysius Church Cemetery of Leo, MN. In lieu of flowers, Helen’s family prefers memorials to the St. Aloysius Church Cemetery fund. Arrangements with Collins Funeral Homes of Greenbush, Karlstad & Middle River, MN. An on-line guest book is available at www.collinsfunerals.com
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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...
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 ...