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First Memorial Funeral Service - Burkeview Chapel

1340 Dominion Ave
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 8G7
(604) 944-4128

Southside Baptist Church

2211 Pitt River Road
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 1R7
(604) 466-5645

Port Coquitlam BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Family told Pickton victim's remains not cremated, not fit for burial - Vancouver Is Awesome

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Marnie Frey with daughter BrittneyPhotograph By LYNN FREY, FACEBOOK PAGE This is the second in a series of two articles examining what happened to the remains of some of Port Coquitlam, B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton's victims. HERE is part one. A small urn sits on a shelf in a Campbell River funeral home. It supposedly contains the remains of Marnie Frey, one of Port Coquitlam serial killer Robert Pickton's many victims. Parents Lynn and Rick aren't sure. Neither are two undertakers. The urn is likely to stay there until the Freys get answers acceptable to them from police and government about the handling of the remains. Marnie Frey disappeared from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in 1997, one of six women Pickton was convicted of killing. All that were found of her on Pickton's farm were a partial jawbone and some teeth. Her parents picked up the urn in December 2010 from regional coroner Owen Court. The Freys and Marnie's daughter Brittney hoped to lay Marnie to rest in Campbell River and end their ordeal. They brought the urn to Boyd's Funeral Home with that intention. Instead, the nightmare continued. With no cremation certificate or cremation...
https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/11/21/family-of-pickton-victims-cremation/

Minister's response to Pickton victim family complaint against Coroner penned by service itself - Alaska Highway News

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Marnie vanished from Vancouver's squalid Downtown Eastside in 1997, leaving behind a baby daughter. Her remains were found on Pickton's Port Coquitlam farm, Canada's largest-ever crime scene. The pig farmer was convicted in Frey's death, along with those of five others in 2007. He remains in the Port-Cartier Institution prison in Quebec serving a life sentence without possibility of parole until 2032. He confessed to a cell plant to killing 49 women. The Freys received Marnie's remains from the Coroners Service in 2010. They were told they had been cremated. Two funeral directors later told them the remains had received minimal heat. Coroner Owen Court had handled the disposition of the remains, taking them to Abbotsford funeral director Lawrence Little, who maintains all remains were handled with reverence. Little said the remains were so small that he applied some heat in a cremator to make them brittle after which they were put in an envelope, wrapped in a towel and broken up with a mallet. The Freys rejected this, saying Marnie's remains were mutilated. They filed numerous complaints, including one to Consumer Protection BC, which investigated the case. Other investigations were also done, including one by the RCMP. Crown prosecutors approved no charges. Unsatisfied with the findings, the family reached out to Eby. That correspondence was passed to Farnworth's office. After saying the Freys could bury their child, Farnworth said, "there are no further actions available." @font-face { font-family: "MS 明朝"; }@font-face { font-family: Cambria; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { } Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/minister-s-response-to-pickton-victim-family-complaint-against-coroner-penned-by-service-itself-1.23643263

Family told Pickton victim's remains not cremated, not fit for burial - Vancouver Is Awesome

Saturday, March 02, 2019

Marnie Frey with daughter BrittneyPhotograph By LYNN FREY, FACEBOOK PAGE This is the second in a series of two articles examining what happened to the remains of some of Port Coquitlam, B.C. serial killer Robert Pickton's victims. HERE is part one. A small urn sits on a shelf in a Campbell River funeral home. It supposedly contains the remains of Marnie Frey, one of Port Coquitlam serial killer Robert Pickton's many victims. Parents Lynn and Rick aren't sure. Neither are two undertakers. The urn is likely to stay there until the Freys get answers acceptable to them from police and government about the handling of the remains. Marnie Frey disappeared from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in 1997, one of six women Pickton was convicted of killing. All that were found of her on Pickton's farm were a partial jawbone and some teeth. Her parents picked up the urn in December 2010 from regional coroner Owen Court. The Freys and Marnie's daughter Brittney hoped to lay Marnie to rest in Campbell River and end their ordeal. They brought the urn to Boyd's Funeral Home with that intention. Instead, the nightmare continued. With no cremation certificate or cremation...
https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/11/21/family-of-pickton-victims-cremation/

Melvin "Mel" Herman Molle - Humboldt Journal

Friday, January 06, 2017

Watson named the North End Park Mel Molle Park in 2012. Mel is survived by his son Hal (Yvonne) of Fernie, BC, Tanya and Jody Murdoch and family of Cranbrook, BC, Lisa and Brad Napier and family of Port Coquitlam, BC, daughter Colleen Ditto (Bob) of Calgary, AB, Joe and Caroline Ditto and family of Chilliwack, BC, Doug Ditto of Calgary, AB, Christine (Darcy) and family of Calgary, AB, Jessy and Alisa Ditto and family of Calgary, AB, Laurie Molle Scott and Tony Molle of Saskatoon, SK, his sister Della and Lorne Bailey of Leduc, Alberta, sisters-in-law Bev Dyok (Ron) of Wadena, SK, Francis Weisgerber of Humboldt, SK, 25 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that were dear to Mel. Mel was predeceased by his wife Amy in 2007, his son Craig in 2000, his father Edwin in 1957 and his mother Anna in 2001, as well as his sisters Ruth Mierke of Watson, SK, Marvel Gray of Barrie, ON and Irene of Calgary, AB. A memorial service for Mel will be held at Trinity United Church on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11:00 am in Watson, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mel Molle Park, PO Box 276, Watson, Saskatchewan, S0K 4V0. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.humboldtjournal.ca/obituaries/melvin-mel-herman-molle-1.6200624

The legendary John Grieve Oliver: Builder, ferryman and entrepreneur - The Battlefords News-Optimist

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Died Nov. 12, 1971 at Prince George, B.C. Annie Belle Oliver, born Oct. 15, 1885 at Battleford, North West Territories. Married Hugh Minard McKenzie on Sept. 2, 1903. Died June 16, 1971 at Port Coquitlam, B.C. Jay Adam Oliver, born April 8, 1889 at Battleford, North West Territories. Died (by drowning) on July 8, 1901, North Saskatchewan River at Battleford, North West Territories. Arthur King Oliver, born Oct. 7, 1890 at Battleford, North West Territories. Married to Sarah (Sadie) Ann on Oct. 26, 1914. Died on Feb. 26, 1969 at Portland, Ore. Alice Grieve Oliver, born June 10, 1893, at Battleford. Married John Hewitt on Aug. 14, 1937. Died on July 6, 1977 at Port Coquitlam, B.C. There is no evidence anywhere in the public record to suggest Oliver did not love his wife and children, or that he had a roving eye. Oliver was consumed by his work. He was extremely wealthy, so his family had everything it could wish for exc...
http://www.newsoptimist.ca/opinion/columnists/the-legendary-john-grieve-oliver-builder-ferryman-and-entrepreneur-1.4335782

Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News Canada

Wednesday, 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 ...
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/dozens-bikers-attend-funeral-hells-213937721.html

Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Auntie Ellen.' 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...
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/nanaimo-remembers-educator-activist-and-elder-auntie-ellen/

J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.com

Wednesday, 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...
https://thesuntimesnews.com/j-vincent-vince-burg/