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Kearney’s Columbia-Bowell Chapel

219 Sixth St
New Westminster, BC V3L 1K2
(604) 521-4881

St Mary the Virgin Sapperton Church

121 Columbia Street East
New Westminster, BC V3L 3V7
(604) 521-2314

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

330 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3L 1H8
(604) 522-4611

New Westminster BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley News

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Port Alberni, B.C.; step-daughter Trish (Rick) McCrate, Coquitlam; step-son Jim (Lori) Mahovlic, Calgary, Alberta; step-daughter Meg (John) Belanger, Campbell River, B.C.; step-son Paul Mahovlic, New Westminster, B.C. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, N.S.; brother Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, B.C.; sister Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, N.S.; brother Leo (Adele) Salsman, Trail, B.C.; sister Marilyn (Allan) Teal, Trenton, Ontario; and sister Freda Salsman, Waterville, N.S. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Echo Village for everything, also to Pastor Platz for his spiritual support. There will be a funeral service for Joan at Grace Lutheran Church, 4408 Redford Street, Port Alberni, B.C. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow. Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish to do so, donations to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.albernivalleynews.com/obituaries/joan-elnora-mahovlic/

Turning death into a way of life - Times Colonist

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Death doula Jennifer Mallmes founded the end-of-life doula program at Douglas College in New Westminster. - VANCOUVER SUN At Koru, the reception room is simply decorated with none of the trappings of a traditional funeral home: no sombre music, heavy curtains or staff in dark suits. Clients can plan as elaborate or as simple a funeral, ceremony and cremation or burial as they wish. Koru also specializes in green burials - a biodegradable casket or a simple shroud, and no embalming - and will facilitate DIY, family-led or "home funerals." "This week, I'm looking after a family that wants to take their father and husband back home to his condo in North Vancouver. They want to have him there, they want to give him a sponge bath, dress him, and let him spend his last night there with his wife," Davis says. Davis will transport the man and bring a special table so he can be laid out in his own home. "We will move him onto the table so it's more comfortable for them to bathe him and dress him," Davis says. The next day, Davis will return with the casket, which will be placed in the condo's common room because it won't fit in the elevator. "They are lining the casket with sheep wool that one of the kids brought from Scotland, and then we will go to the cemetery," Davis says. "His wife knows what she wants. They've been married for 60-plus years - they want those last moments together." At Paul's Omelettery, over the warm clatter of breakfast dishes, cups and spoons, Lisa Hartley, a celebrant who officiates at weddings as well as funerals, recalls meeting Davis when her father-in-law died unexpectedly in his West End apartment. His death had come quickly and the family was unprepared. "We didn't know what to do. Someone said, ‘Call Ngaio,' " Hartley says. "Her first question to us was: ‘What can I help you do?' " They didn't have to go to a funeral home, something with which Hartley was uncomfortable. "Ngaio came over to the apartment, and sat on the sunny balcony with her checklist, and we went through all the options." The family chose to keep Hartley's father-in-law at home for a short period, and her husband decided he wanted to participate in washing his father's body. "I never expected him to do something like that," Hartley says. "But it really helped him." While the family gathered in the apartment, Davis completed the preparations. "When she had him ready, she wrapped his body in a beautiful red, velvet cloth,...
https://www.timescolonist.com/life/turning-death-into-a-way-of-life-1.23648435

Group of Vancouver women working to bring death back to life - Times Colonist

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Death doula Jennifer Mallmes founded the end-of-life doula program at Douglas College in New Westminster. - VANCOUVER SUN At Koru, the reception room is simply decorated with none of the trappings of a traditional funeral home: no sombre music, heavy curtains or staff in dark suits. Clients can plan as elaborate or as simple a funeral, ceremony and cremation or burial as they wish. Koru also specializes in green burials - a biodegradable casket or a simple shroud, and no embalming - and will facilitate DIY, family-led or "home funerals." "This week, I'm looking after a family that wants to take their father and husband back home to his condo in North Vancouver. They want to have him there, they want to give him a sponge bath, dress him, and let him spend his last night there with his wife," Davis says. Davis will transport the man and bring a special table so he can be laid out in his own home. "We will move him onto the table so it's more comfortable for them to bathe him and dress him," Davis says. The next day, Davis will return with the casket, which will be placed in the condo's common room because it won't fit in the elevator. "They are lining the casket with sheep wool that one of the kids brought from Scotland, and then we will go to the cemetery," Davis says. "His wife knows what she wants. They've been married for 60-plus years - they want those last moments together." At Paul's Omelettery, over the warm clatter of breakfast dishes, cups and spoons, Lisa Hartley, a celebrant who officiates at weddings as well as funerals, recalls meeting Davis when her father-in-law died unexpectedly in his West End apartment. His death had come quickly and the family was unprepared. "We didn't know what to do. Someone said, ‘Call Ngaio,' " Hartley says. "Her first question to us was: ‘What can I help you do?' " They didn't have to go to a funeral home, something with which Hartley was uncomfortable. "Ngaio came over to the apartment, and sat on the sunny balcony with her checklist, and we went through all the options." The family chose to keep Hartley's father-in-law at home for a short period, and her husband decided he wanted to participate in washing his father's body. "I never expected him to do something like that," Hartley says. "But it really helped him." While the family gathered in the apartment, Davis completed the preparations. "When she had him ready, she wrapped his body in a beautiful red, velvet cloth,...
https://www.timescolonist.com/life/group-of-vancouver-women-working-to-bring-death-back-to-life-1.23648435

Heavy police presence at funeral for slain gangster - Mission City Record

Thursday, 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 Examiner

Friday, June 02, 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 known.mdavies@postmedia.comLet's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2017/05/14/jan-magee-learned-of-his-induction-into-the-canadian-lacrosse-hall-of-fame-hours-before-passing-away

Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News Canada

Wednesday, 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 ...
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/dozens-bikers-attend-funeral-hells-213937721.html

J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.com

Wednesday, 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...
https://thesuntimesnews.com/j-vincent-vince-burg/

Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Auntie Ellen.' 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...
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/nanaimo-remembers-educator-activist-and-elder-auntie-ellen/