Oak Bay BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
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 fri...
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...
Explore: Easter fun around town, Fletcher's Challenge, Repair Café - Times ColonistWednesday, July 5, 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...
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...
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?)...
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...