Parksville BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Nanaimo's new MLA makes her first speech in BC legislature - Nanaimo News BulletinWednesday, March 27, 2019
New Democrats that are doing that work."
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Immediately before Malcolmson's speech, Parksville-Qualicum MLA Michelle Stilwell delivered a 20-minute criticism of the budget and indicated she would not be supporting it. Stilwell, B.C. Liberal MLA, said the budget is "riddled with increased spending and no plans on how to pay for things." She added that while she supports items such as rate increases for foster parents, investment in child and youth mental health and childcare spaces and elimination of student loan interest, there needs to be consideration of how to generate the revenue to provide those supports and services.
"I believe that British Columbians will be concerned with the budget's overall emphasis on big taxes and even bigger spending with no regard for how this will impact the growth of the economy or help to create private-sector jobs…" Stilwell said. "This government's actions have raised the cost of living, they've jeopardized economic growth on which the NDP has pinned all hopes of paying for their spending spree going forward."
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Snaw-naw-as First Nation loses a leader — former Chief David Bob dies - Parksville Qualicum Beach NewsThursday, March 09, 2017
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Tsowtunlelum gym (699 Capilano Road, Lantzville) and the funeral is at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the same location.Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre, in his capacity as the city’s rep on the Regional District of Nanaimo board of directors, worked with Chief Bob over the years on various issues.“I personally considered him a courageous man and leader who looked to the future for the advancement of his Nation and the younger generation and their future,” the mayor said this weekend.Bob often used clear, direct language to explain his people's views on the land that stretches from French Creek to Piper's Lagoon in Nanaimo to Arrowsmith Mountain."You're on Snaw-naw-as land, our traditional territory and you are guests in our home," he said in October of 2015. "We are taught to treat our guests with respect, not to turn them away. We can be friends or we can put the gloves on. We're used to fighting for everything we get. One hundred years of waiting, being patient, shows we're not going anywhere."Also in October of 2015, Bob said the Agreement in Principle signed by local First Nations with the provincial and federal governments "is not worth the paper it's written on" because big issues have not been settled.Bob said his nation had lost many elders who wanted to be around to see a resolution to the treaty and he spoke of his motivation in the fight for a treaty settlement — his three great grandchildren.“They are the reason I’m fighting.”David Bob is survived by his father Dave Bob Sr. (step mom Dorothy Bob), wife Vivian (Sugar) Bob, children Tina, Billie and Jake Bob and granddaughter Gloria Bob.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Parksville Qualicum Beach business owner John Rockley dies in single-vehicle accident near Sicamous - Parksville Qualicum Beach NewsFriday, October 28, 2016
John Rockley, pictured above at The Glassies in Parksville in 2011, died Thursday when his venicle left the road near Sicamous.
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Well-known Parksville Qualicum Beach business owner John Rockley died in a single-vehicle collision near Sicamous on Thursday afternoon.
Rockley, 72, was an active member of the chambers of commerce in the area and an avid golfer. He was a member at Pheasant Glen Golf Resort.
"John had a real zest for life," said his friend Bob White. "He lived life to the fullest ever moment and that included golfing every minute he could."
'Rock' owned Coastal Colour Printing in Parksville, the city's business of the year in 2010. He is survived by two sons, Cameron and Marshall, and four grandchildren.
White said funeral services were set for Friday in Calgary and there are plans for a celebration of life for Rockley in Parksville Qualicum Beach in early October.
Sicamous RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the incident occurred on Thursday, Sept. 8, around 3:50 p.m. on the Trans-Ca...
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...
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 ...