Penticton BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Penticton man killed in Kamloops shooting - Pentiction Western NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Friends and family are lamenting the death of a Penticton man killed in Kamloops yesterday.
Rex Gill was found with gunshot wounds outside a Kamloops hotel early on the morning of Jan. 23. Another man was also found with gunshot wounds a different hotel.
Both men succumbed to their injuries and the RCMP consider them homicides.
Related: Kamloops RCMP investigate two homicides at separate hotels
Max Picton, local businessman and former city councillor, describes Gill as "a really solid guy."
"The shirt off his back kind of guy. Always be there for you, always want to lend a helping hand, encouraging," said Picton. "He gave me my first job back at Coyote Cruises when I was just a kid. I worked with him for 10 years and became really close."
Travis Kruger, former Penticton Indian Band councillor, was also a close friend of Gill. He made an emotional post to Facebook.
"How do I even sum up someone who was larger than life?" wrote Kruger, adding that before it had a label, they were the original bromance.
"You always had my back. You sho...
Steve Bernard Lahay - Pentiction Western NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
Steve Bernard Lahay was born December 29, 1974 in Penticton, BC to parents Marion Lahay and Robert Henry and foster parents Delmer and Carol Newton. He will be sadly missed by siblings John Lahay, Kelly, Christopher, Adrienne and Sheryl Newton, uncles; Ronald, John and Gordon Lahay, aunts; Linda Johnson and Sharon Naperotti, Cousins; Klas and Candace Johnson, Brandy Lahay and Didget Mastin as well as many neices and nephews, extended family members and friends.
There will be a celebration of his life held at Providence Funeral Home, 1258 Main Street, Penticton, BC, on December 29th, 2018 at 1 pm.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www. providencefuneralhomes.com. Providence Funeral Homes & Crematorium
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Fundraiser established for the family of South Okanagan crash victim - Kelowna Capital NewsSaturday, March 02, 2019
The driver who died after his vehicle went over an embankment in Penticton has been identified on a GoFundMe page.According to the fundraising page, Barett Friesen was driving home late Sunday night (Nov. 18) when his truck swerved off Carmi Avenue and flipped into the Superior Peat work yard and striking a shipping container.
Related: Vehicle crashes over embankment in Penticton
Friesen was not found until early Monday morning (Nov. 19) after he had not showed to Murray GM, where he worked as a mechanic.
"Barett has a smile that was infectious, he light up a room with his humour and quick wit. He always was up for anything and had fear of not many things in life. He loved being outdoors and was a true man's man," it says on the GoFundMe page, started by Natalie Knowlton.
Funds are being raised to help Friesen's family cover the cost of his funeral and other unexpected needs they have at this time. As of Wednesday morning, $1,625 or the $5,000 goal has been raised.
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PLC Purchases Hansons Arbor Funeral Chapels & Crematorium in BC - Canada NewsWireSaturday, March 02, 2019
Highlights of the transaction include:
Hansons Arbor Funeral Chapels and Crematorium, owned by Ray and Kelly Hanson, consists of four funeral homes in West Kelowna, Penticton, Princeton and Keremeos, British Columbia, and one crematorium in Penticton, British Columbia.
Total purchase price of $2.3 million, was funded from PLC's existing credit facility.
The purchase price multiple is within PLC's publicly-stated targeted EBITDA multiple range.
"We believe in partnering with strong and professional local staff, and hope to further enhance the positive and caring experience provided to the families we serve," added Mr. Clark.
PLC provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains. Products and services are sold on a pre-planned basis (pre-need) or at the time of a death (at-need). PLC and its subsidiaries own and operate 144 businesses including cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes, chapels, planning offices and a transfer service. PLC operates in five Canadian provinces and ten US States.
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Seniors prefer funeral to lifestyle planning - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
Don Henke, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise serving Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton, Peachland, Summerland and Okanagan Falls.“Unfortunately, many people do not consider that as we age, we need extra care. While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age at home, they may not realize the range of options available to them, and that this time in their lives requires planning, too.”Related:Poll finds retirement plan top financial priority According to Canadian Association of Retired Persons, 93 per cent of seniors in Canada live at home and want to stay there as long as possible. Despite this fact, Home Instead found that only 74 per cent of seniors have shared their wishes with their adult children.Jay Branton, managing director of Dignity Memorial in Eastern Canada, explains that one barrier to planning is the discomfort the conversation brings to seniors and their adult children.“These conversations are uncomfortable but very important to have,” said Branton. “Start by asking your loved one some simple questions around end-of-life to see where their mind is at. This usually sparks a broader conversation and gets them thinking.”According to the Home Instead survey, aging parents are far more comfortable discussing plans for their own final years (89 per cent) than their adult children are discussing their parents’ plans (68 per cent).“It sounds contradictory, but end of life planning is something that can start far in advance of a senior loved ones’ final years,” said Brian Burlacoff, financial advisor at Sun Life Financial. “Having conversations early on and putting a plan in place now will relieve stress on both aging loved ones and caregivers down the road when the final ye...
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...