Pitt Meadows BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Son of Abbotsford deputy police chief killed in car crash - CBC.caThursday, December 14, 2017
Monday.Aiden Serr was alone in the vehicle when it flipped after skidding off the road in Maple Ridge.The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.Dan Ruimy, the MP for Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge, called Serr "an inspiring young man" in a tweet on Tuesday.It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to @aidenserr. He was such an inspiring young man and I am grateful to have called him a friend. He had a passion for politics and for making this country a better place. Rest in peace Aiden.—
@DanRuimyMPAbbotsford officer killed last weekSerr's death comes a week after Abbotsford Const. John Davidson was killed while responding to a theft and shots-fired call on Nov. 6.Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil for Davidson Monday night and a full regimental service will be held for the officer on Nov. 19, with representatives from police departments as far away as the United Kingdom expected to attend.In an email, Walker said members of the Abbotsford Police Department remain strong and are supporting each other and the Davidson and Serr families."We are grateful for the outpouring of support from the community,'' Walker wrote.Alberta's Oscar Arfmann, 65, is accused of first-degree murder in Davidson's death and remains in custody.Walker says the Maple Ridge RCMP detachment is investigating the crash that killed Serr.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Everyone was dead: When Europeans first came to BC, they stepped into the aftermath of a holocaust - National PostThursday, March 09, 2017
Old Pierre, a member of what is now the Katzie First Nation in Pitt Meadows, B.C.After an emergency meeting, the doomed forebears of the Katzie decided to face the coming catastrophe with as much grace as they could muster: Every adult returned to the home of their parents to wait for the end.“Then the wind carried the smallpox sickness among them. Some crawled away into the woods to die; many died in their homes,” Old Pierre told the anthropologist Diamond Jenness in 1936.The tragedy played out very near to what is now the site of Golden Ears Provincial Park. And it all happened so quickly that when Old Pierre’s great-grandfather returned to the village from the bush, he found nothing but houses stacked with corpses.“Only in one house did there survive a baby boy, who was vainly sucking at its dead mother’s breast,” he told Jenness.The people of the Pacific Northwest had just been hit with the tail end of one of the most devastating plagues in human history.Just as the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, smallpox began sweeping through Patriot strongholds and encampments.An American attempt to invade Quebec broke apart largely because the colonist soldiers were too ridden with smallpox to continue the attack.The epidemic soon broke out of the war-torn coastal areas and began penetrating inland, surging across indigenous trading networks and passing between warring enemies.Before the Revolutionary War was over, its epidemiological offshoot had surged as far as Mexico and was scything its way through the Canadian Prairies.“Boy and Girl arrived from the Swampy River, having left one man behind, these is all that is alive out (of) 10 tents,” reads the journals of Hudson’s Bay Company traders in what is now Cumberland House, Sask.For months, the largely Scottish-born traders were visited by wave after wave of doomed refugees bearing reports of whole villages wiped off the map.The natives “chiefly Die within the third or fourth Night, and those that survive after that time are left to be devoured by the wild beasts,” they wrote.In 1782, smallpox finally surged into the region surrounding what is now Vancouver Island.When the explorer David Thompson travelled overland to the West Coast in the early 19th century, he traversed whole regions ravaged by the 1782 epidemic. He met locals who had seen their villages die around them, and now lived in whatever post-apocalyptic societal structure survivors had been able to cobble together.“Is it true that th...
Fall concert reflects the beauty of BC - Maple Ridge NewsThursday, March 09, 2017
What’s onThe 20th Fall Piano Concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort and Country Club, 16651 Rannie Road in Pitt Meadows. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. Tickets must be pre-ordered in advance through Dan Wardrope as the event has sold out every year.To order tickets, call 604 818 8853 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Blood drive organized in longtime donor Tom Cameron's name - Vancouver SunThursday, March 09, 2017
Tom Cameron, whose slogan was Git-R-Done, has a blood drive in his name coming up. The longtime volunteer died Dec. 17, a day after he guided the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society through its 2016 campaign to make the holiday happier for hundreds of needy families. — Lorraine Bates filesLorraine Bates / PNGTom Cameron got it done, always.The longtime Maple Ridge volunteer, receiving two blood transfusions a week, held on to make sure every family in need had a little merrier Christmas than they otherwise would have before succumbing to acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, on Dec. 17, one day after the Christmas Hamper Society drive he shepherded ended.And because Cameron always put others ahead of himself, especially children, he felt horribly guilty about getting blood he felt others might need more than he did, his friend, Lorraine Bates, said.So Bates has organized a provincewide blood drive in Cameron’s name.“He had goals, not for himself, but for people to not be unhappy at Christmas,” Bates said. “But he started feeling guilty about taking blood. He asked himself, ‘Should I be taking blood? Am...
Fall concert reflects the beauty of B.C. - Maple Ridge NewsFriday, November 04, 2016
The 20th Fall Piano Concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Swan-e-Set Bay Resort and Country Club, 16651 Rannie Road in Pitt Meadows. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each. Tickets must be pre-ordered in advance through Dan Wardrope as the event has sold out every year.
To order tickets, call 604 818 8853 or email email@example.com.
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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 ...
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...
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...