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McPherson Funeral Services

1885 Warren Ave
Kimberley, BC V1A 1S3
(250) 427-7221

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The Way it Was - Kimberley Bulletin

Thursday, April 12, 2018

COURTESY OF THE KIMBERLEY HERITAGE MUSEUM ARCHIVESKIMBERLEY NEWS, March 9, 1959“Fire Destroys Local Home”Fire early February 27 gutted the interior of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Radelja of Spokane Street, forcing them to escape through the bedroom window.Originating in the kitchen, the fire spread rapidly to destroy the contents of the one storey building. Only the outside walls were left standing.Mr. Radelja ran three blocks to the fire hall to record the alarm. There was no telephone in the house.Firemen fought the blaze for more than an hour before controlling flames which threatened adjacent homes. The garage caught fire, but Mr. Radelja’s late-model automobile was safely removed.Insurance was carried on the building.“North Vancouver Man Becomes New Owner Of Marysville Motors”Robert D. Morton will assume ownership of Marysville Motors on March 16. He will replace C.F. (Charley) Rooney, who is retiring at the age of 57 after 40 years in the garage business.Mr. Rooney established his Volkswagon...

Hedley Churchill

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Captain until his retirement in 1991. Ed leaves behind his dear loving partner Joan Foerter, children Rev. Linda Churchill of Winnipeg, Kenneth of Toronto, David of Ottawa, Kevin, Laurie and Kimberley (Peter Vardy) of Angus. Will be missed by his 5 grandchildren whom he never got to know very well due to the vast geography expanse of our beautiful country. Dear son of Charlie and Marie Churchill predeceased. Brother of Ronald (Eva) predeceased of Toronto, Shirley Biddiscomb (Victor) of Logy Bay Road, NL, Winston (Ruby) of Portugal Cove, NL, and Glenys Murphy (Jerry) of Fenelon Falls. Ed loved to walk with his four legged schnauzer on the trails of the Laurentian Conservation Area and spent many winters in beautiful Englewood, Florida. A memorial service will be held in the R. J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson & Barnard funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 3pm. Friends may call after 2:30pm Saturday in the chapel. Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice will be appreciated.
http://www.lougheedfuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/2927691/Churchill-Hedley/service-details.php

Daisy Doherty

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Daisy will be forever remembered with love and warmth, and missed dearly by her daughters Marlene & Irene, granddaughters Kathlene & Kimberley, great-grandchildren Adam, Stephanie, Lexi & Kaylee, and her dearest friend Robert as well as her many nieces and nephews. Born April 23, 1924, Daisy passed peacefully December 16, 2016 at the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME. For service information please visit www.dixongarland.com...
http://www.dixongarland.com/book-of-memories/2796925/Doherty-Daisy/service-details.php

Muriel Locke

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Walter, grandson Patty Kearsey and daughter-in-law Bonnie. Leaving to mourn are her children Karen (Doug), Barb, Harold, Annette (Chris), Scott (Gayle), Kelli (Marc), 8 grandchildren, Joanne, Kimberley, Christopher, Lisa, Sam, Sarah, Tyler and Alyssa, 4 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Kennedy, Jayden and Hayley, one sister Elsie Madden, brother-in-law and very good friends, Hubert and Marguerite Locke, sisters –in-law, Ruby (Charles), Bernice (Bruce), Elizabeth (William), Edna (William), and nieces, nephews , relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service. To sign the guest registry, or to send a message of condolence, please visit www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca...
http://www.hickeysfuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/2756932/Locke-Muriel/service-details.php

Betty Carter

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Health Oshawa in her 88th year. Betty, beloved wife of the late Freeman Carter (2002). Much loved mother of David Carter and his wife Carol, Robert Carter and his wife Cheryl, Steven Carter, Kimberley Carter, and predeceased by Jean Ann, Betty Mae (Garry), and Doreen Ellen. Very proud Nanny of 15, and many great and great great grandchildren. Betty is predeceased by her parents Maurice and Harriett Woolgar, and her siblings. Betty will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends and extended family. All may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Thursday October 27th from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral service in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday October 28th at 11am. Interment Cobourg Union Cemetery, Cobourg. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
http://www.armstrongfuneralhome.net/book-of-memories/2754418/Carter-Betty/service-details.php

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?)...

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