New Westminster BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Heavy police presence at funeral for slain gangster - Mission City RecordThursday, April 12, 2018
Jason Himpfen was charged with second-degree murder.Both men were also charged with the attempted murder of Browne. The pair were scheduled to go to trial starting on Jan. 15 in New Westminster.Gavin Grewal was found dead Dec. 22 in an apartment in North Vancouver.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Jan Magee learned of his induction into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame hours before passing away - Peterborough ExaminerFriday, June 2, 2017
Magee excelled in all kinds of sports from baseball to football, bowling and golf but lacrosse is where he made his name. He won two Minto Cups for Peterborough in 1972 and 73; a 1976 Mann Cup with New Westminster; five Ontario box championships; one WLA championship and three Ontario Field championships.He was the first rookie drafted to the new Professional Lacrosse League in 1974 scoring 105 points in his first year with the Rochester Griffins who moved to Long Island in 1975 where he scored 160 points.“The lessons I learned from sport helped in my life challenges,’’ Mr. Magee said, at the time of his induction into the local Hall. “I learned discipline, determination, stamina and skill. Any success I had was due to being part of a team. My teammates were my friends and my parents my role models.’’Funeral arrangements were not immediately email@example.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Line cook dies in meat slicer accident in pub - CTV NewsTuesday, April 4, 2017
A cook working at a New Westminster Pub has died after cutting himself on a piece of kitchen equipment.
WorkSafeBC says it is investigating the accident that happened March 22 in the kitchen at The River’s Reach Pub.
The employee was using a deli meat slicer when he severely cut his arm and paramedics were called.
The man, identified as Sanjeev on a GoFundMe page to raise money for his family, died a few hours later at Royal Columbian Hospital, and was laid to rest at a funeral on Thursday.
The pub’s owner, George Petropavlis, called Sanjeev a colleague and a friend and said staff at the business are still shaken up over his death.
The River’s Reach was closed for part of the day Thursday so staff could attend the funeral.
Sanjeev, a married father of two in his thirties, had just welcomed his second child a few weeks before his death.
A photo on the GoFundMe page shows Sanjeev with his wife and two children – the only photo ever taken of the four of them together.
As of Thursday evening, the GoFu...
Blood drive organized in longtime donor Tom Cameron's name - Vancouver SunThursday, March 9, 2017
Country Fest, then the Christmas Hamper Society, giving directions from his chair.“Words of wisdom, according to Tom,” Bates said.Born in 1942, one of seven siblings, Cameron lived in New Westminster, Langley and Kelowna before he and his wife raised their family in Maple Ridge.Canadian Blood Services is holding its regular Maple Ridge clinics on Feb. 10 and 24 at the Alliance Church at 20399 Dewdney Trunk Road. Fifty appointments on each day have been set aside for people wishing to donate for Cameron (to book a time, call 604-463-6922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, at least one week prior.)Around B.C., you can make an appointment at 1-888-236-6283, say it’s in memory of Tom Cameron and cite Code INHO507290.“Tom’s hope was to not only replenish all the blood he used during his months of treatment and transfusions for leukemia,” Bates said. “He aspired to overflow the bank with donations for hundreds, if not thousands, of others in need.”email@example.com/gordmcintyreCLICK HERE to report a typo. Is there more to this story? We’d like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
MINTY: Funeral home in Newton a place for fun and fundraising this Saturday night - Surrey NowFriday, February 17, 2017
Richmond, New West and Burnaby. You get a guided tour of contemporary art in those cities. For those aged 16 and older; cost is $39. Bring a bag lunch or pick something up on site at the New Westminster Quay. Oh, do get something at the quay. Great little food court there.Led by Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom and curatorial assistant Rhys Edwards, participants will meet at the Surrey Art Gallery for an orientation over coffee before hitting the road. Check the “Events” section of the website to register for the bus tour, at Surrey.ca/artgallery.There is snow in White Rock, too. But the show must go on, snow or no snow. Don’t be a no-show for White Rock Players’ current production, “The Graduate.” Remember the movie? Well, this play is based on the movie, and it’s directed by Kate Stadel, who was on a four-year hiatus from directing. Welcome back, Kate. Stellar cast and crew. Opening night is Friday (Feb. 10); on Sunday (Feb. 12), proceeds of the show will be donated to Peach Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society. Well done, Players! Viewer warning: nudity, coarse language and mature themes. OK. It’s hot in White Rock. Spread it email@example.com Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont EnterpriseThursday, 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.caThursday, 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...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, 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...