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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

Melvin "Mel" Herman Molle - Humboldt Journal

Friday, January 6, 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

Caught in Canada's Opioid Crisis - VICE

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How were you able to pay all of this? I was doing a lot of crime. Going to court when I got caught, so of course my mom eventually found out. Nick Jansen and his mother Michelle, of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, arrange photo of his brother, Brandon, who died of a fentanyl overdose in 2016.(photo by Jackie Dives/VICE News) So is that when you stopped using? No. I got clean for a bit when I was 17. I was clean until after my 18th birthday. One day I was smoking weed with a friend at his place and he offered me an Oxy20. I was high, I was drunk, so of course I said yes. Immediately, I loved it. Then I thought why don’t we just get heroin, because I know how to get it and you pay $20 and you’ll be high for a whole day. All heroin is cut with fentanyl. And we started injecting it, even though I was scared of needles. So a friend did it for me. I thought in my mind I was already a piece of shit, so why not inject it. And then I fell in love with it too. It felt like it was the answer to all my problems. All I’ve wanted in life is a feeling of stability and a feeling of having a purpose and that I’m going somewhere. Did anyone else in your family suspect you were using? I hid it very well. I was doing heroin every day and I would still go to movies with my mom. I would do everything a normal kid would do. And she had no idea. What was treatment like? I was in treatment the day my brother Brandon died of a fentanyl overdose. He died while he was in another drug treatment centre. That was on March 7th, two days before his birthday. The treatment centre I was at was $30,000 a month. And Brandon had been there before he died. But I was using in there. I wasn’t clean at all. People would bring me drugs: cocaine, steroids. I left treatment because they caught me with needles in my room and they told my mom. I just ran away and caught the ferry back to Vancouver and picked up drugs the first place I could. I went down to the east side and started selling crack on the corner, and I overdosed there at the safe injection site. I put $200 of fentanyl in my arm and I somehow got resuscitated. From there, it was a treatment swing. I was in and out all over the place. But nothing really worked. Michelle Jansen, of Port Coquitlam, BC, lost a son to a fentanyl overdose. (photo by Jackie Dives/VICE News) It sounds like you were dealing with a lot. Your own treatment and your brother’s death. At the time, I was so busy with counselling. I couldn’t or didn’t want to deal with the fact that he died. I went to his funeral. But I came right back. I was clean during the funeral, but I started using again right after it. I think it’s because I was kind of n...

How Canada's Rehab Centres Are Failing Drug Users | VICE ... - VICE

Friday, November 4, 2016

On the other side of the country, in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Veronica Staddon is grieving the loss of her daughter, Gwynevere. She died this August at the age of 16 after she took a fatal hit of fentanyl in a Starbucks bathroom. "She was my little buddy," Staddon said over text message. BC is on track to see more than 800 people die of opioid overdoses this year. The province became the first in Canada to declare a public health emergency over the matter earlier this year, prompting authorities to release overdose data in real time. More than three years ago, the premier campaigned on a promise to add 500 new addictions treatment beds by 2017, but that hasn't happened yet./s...
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/how-canadas-rehab-centres-are-failing-opioid-users

How Canada's Rehab Centres Are Failing Drug Users - VICE

Friday, November 4, 2016

On the other side of the country, in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Veronica Staddon is grieving the loss of her daughter, Gwynevere. She died this August at the age of 16 after she took a fatal hit of fentanyl in a Starbucks bathroom. "She was my little buddy," Staddon said over text message. BC is on track to see more than 800 people die of opioid overdoses this year. The province became the first in Canada to declare a public health emergency over the matter earlier this year, prompting authorities to release overdose data in real time. More than three years ago, the premier campaigned on a promise to add 500 new addictions treatment beds by 2017, but that hasn't happened yet./s...
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/how-canadas-rehab-centres-are-failing-opioid-users

Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north - CBC.ca

Thursday, 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...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dr-bert-kelly-prince-george-1.4447039

Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont Enterprise

Thursday, 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 News

Thursday, 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...
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/local-news/a-reflective-father-bob-haggarty-looks-back-on-his-time-in-lillooet-1.23255506