Oak Bay BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
VIDEO: A thousand come out to honour two BC girls found dead Christmas Day - Trail TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Church Cathedral filled to capacity today for the service honouring the lives of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey Berry, two young sisters found dead on Christmas Day in their father’s Oak Bay apartment.The first few rows of pews held close friends and family including the girls’ mother, Sarah Cotton, and many of the girls’ young friends from school. There was a sea of bright polka dot ribbons attached to lapels. Pictures of the girls were placed around the cathedral with flowers and boxes of kleenex. It was a difficult day for a tight community trying to come to terms with a loss of such magnitude.Reverend Canon Susanne House set the tone of the ceremony by saying that it was a service of hope – hope for our children, and hope for ourselves.Touching and personal stories were shared by people close to the family, stories that conjured laughter and tears.The choirs and musicians filled the cathedral with songs chosen personally by Cotton.Family friend Sandra Hudson gave the eulogy, sharing loving and humourous stories of Chloe and Aubrey Berry.The Very Reverend M. Ansley Tucker offered guidance to the reeling community.“Our whole life compass has been scrambled,” said Rev. Tucker. “We will be c...
Sisters found dead on Christmas Day symbolized by butterflies at funeral - Nanaimo News NOW Thursday, April 12, 2018
The death of Chloe and Aubrey were not part of the will of God. Where was God on Christmas Day?"The girls' bodies were found on Dec. 25 in an apartment in nearby Oak Bay.Their father, Andrew Berry, 43, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.Ansley said the deaths will change many people but it is up to everybody to find a way to believe the sisters are bound to God's love."I'm saying, in some way, a part of God died that day, too," she said. "Is there some way we will allow our pain to soften?"A single urn holding the ashes of both Chloe and Aubrey was covered with butterflies because they are a symbol of resurrection, said Ansley. The urn stood on a flower covered table at the front of the cathedral.Family friend Trisha Lees said before the service she would like the girls to be remembered with great joy because they brought that feeling to others.The service also heard from family members, teachers and friends.Michaela Winter, one of Chloe's teachers at Christ Church Cathedral school, could not hold back her tears when she recalled wishing both girls Merry Christmas at the school's pageant performance last month."Of course, now I wish I had said so much more," she said.Winter said Chloe was in the school's yoga and swim clubs and volunteered as a reading partner to students in Kindergarten."Chloe captured all that life could offer every single day. We are forever changed by losing these two girls."Aubrey was remembered for her performance as the angel Gabriel in the school's Christmas nativity pageant.Family friend Sandra Hudson said Au...
Explore: Easter fun around town, Fletcher's Challenge, Repair Café - Times ColonistWednesday, July 05, 2017
Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, Saturday through Monday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Green Hornet train rides and scavenger hunt. For more information, visit: bcforestdiscoverycentre.com or call 250-715-1113.
Oak Bay: Easter Celebration, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2167 Oak Bay Ave. (park behind Oak Bay Municipal hall) with Kids Candy Scramble:
• 0-3 years 11:30-11:45 a.m.
• 4-6 years 11:45 a.m.-noon.
• 7-9 years noon-12:15 p.m.
• 10 years and up 12:15-12:30 p.m.
Langford: Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. starting with youngest, then by age groups at Ruth King Elementary School grounds, 2764 Jacklin Rd. For more information, visit: westvillagechurch.com
Victoria: Easter at the Market, Saturday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Victoria Public Market at the Hudson, 6-1701 Douglas St. The event will feature music and crafts, and 50 Easter treat bags will be given away.
Colwood: Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Meadow Park in Royal Bay, at the corner of Latoria Boulevard and Sparrowhawk Avenue. The event includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
Sidney: Scavenger hunt at Greenglade Teen Lounge, 6-8 p.m. 2151 Lannon Way in Sidney.
North Saanich: Easter Egg Hunt, 1-2 p.m. at Dominion Brook Park, North Saanich, across from Panorama Rec Centre. For more information, visit: crd.bc.ca/panorama
Esquimalt: Lions Easter Egg Extravaganza, Sunday, noon-3 p.m. at Esquimalt’s Gorge Park, with food, entertainment, crafts and an Easter egg hunt. For more information, visit: esquimalt.ca
Saanich: Child Friendly Celebration with a short Easter Service followed by Easter egg hunt at St. Luke Cedar Hill Anglican Church, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., 2:30-3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit: stlukesvictoria.ca
Café volunteers take care of repairs Instead of throwing out that broken clock, toy, bent bicycle or torn shirt, why not see if you can get it fixed at the Repair Café on Saturday at the Central Library Branch?
It’s amazing what can be made as good as new again by volunteers with a broad range of skills, who are equally capable of mending a holey sweater and getting a toaster to pop again.
“We’ve had all sorts [of items brought in],” said library assistant Kate Rutherford.
“The last [repair café], we had a musician bring in her metronome,which was on the fritz.
“We get lots of fabric repairs. People bring in their dresses that need hemming or need a rip stitched up.”
Run in conjunction with Repair Café Victoria, the café offers the expertise of volunteer seamstresses, woodworkers, furniture experts, electricians, a knot expert and bicycle technicians.
Repairs are done on a drop-in basis and space is limited.
Handy volunteers will staff the Repair Café between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the community room of the Central L...
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...