Powell River BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Obituaries: Bowlby; Gemmell; Lowe; Massullo; Meraw; Pence; Picken - Powell River PeakTuesday, April 04, 2017
Home chapel. Following the service, a reception will be held in Stubberfield’s reception hall.Joan Gemmell (née Malarkey)
We are sad to announce the death of Joan on Friday, March 10, 2017, in Powell River. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Gemmell on April 11, 2011.
Joan leaves her daughter Linda (Terri), sons Bruce (Sharon, deceased) and Gordon (Karel), grandchildren Tory and Adam (Becca), Daniel and Katie, step-grandchildren Tara (Rachid) and Erin (Ryk), borrowed granddaughter Lynn and great-grandchildren Evelyn, Alice, Adela, Ellerie, Emmy and Luke.
Joan’s family and her many friends will feel the loss of her loving kindness and the light she brought to our lives. May light perpetually shine upon her.
The immediate family will gather in Joan’s memory later in the spring. As Mum was a volunteer for Powell River Health-Care Auxiliary, we ask that any donations be made to the auxiliary.
It is hard to explain how deeply Mum enriched us, but a poem Bruce wrote for her some years ago expresses some of what we feel.Just as an experiment, stop for a minute and see yourself as I doNotice how brave you are, how good, and how strongCan you see it?Now look deeper. There’s moreA light about you, almostThere is magic inside you.Esther Lowe
A celebration of Esther Lowe's life will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 1:30 pm at the Salvation Army Ch...
Vida AntleTuesday, December 20, 2016
Arthur William Antle, and brothers: Ford Hurley, Boyce Hurley, and Leslie Hurley. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are brother Ralph Hurley; sons Arthur Antle, David Antle (Cheryl) of Powell River, BC, Albert Antle (Janice) of Powell River, BC, Bill Antle (Michelle) of Bishop’s Falls, NL, Robert Antle (Inger) of Edmonton, AB, Ralph Antle of Bishop’s Falls, NL, Perry Antle of Edmonton, AB; daughters Shirley Edwards, Dale Pelley, Edna (Peg) Gwillim, Kimberly Chayter (Dennis) of Botwood, NL. Also leaving to mourn are her 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Vida was a social lady who dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved reading, knitting, and was involved in a card club until her late eighties. Vida was an animal lover especially for cats. Her personality was full of wit and humor. Her special saying “It is a wonderful thing to be loved by your family”. Reverend Jeff Blackwood will conduct the funeral service at Central Funeral Home, Bishop’s Falls on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at the Anglican Cemetery, Bishop’s Falls, NL. Pallbearers are Bill Antle, Albert Antle, Marcus Chayter, Dennis Chayter; honorary pallbearer Darrell Edwards. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jim Maidment of Central Funeral Homes. For condolences or to listen to this funeral service online, please visit www.centralfuneralhomes.ca...
Family of drowned South Korean exchange student call for Sunshine Coast camp's closure - CBC.caThursday, August 18, 2016
Hanwoo Lee, 16, whose body was found June 10 after he fell in the water and was swept away by rapids near Malibu Club Camp, located in a remote area northeast of Powell River.
After the ceremony at a funeral home in East Vancouver on Wednesday evening, Lee's mother came out the building sobbing and barely able to stand.
Most of the family had travelled from South Korea, where Lee was from. The high school student was on exchange in Idaho when he travelled north to attend the Christian camp.
The family claims the camp didn't have enough life-saving gear in place and its volunteer lifeguards weren't properly trained.
"We have to stop this," said Lee's cousin, Paul Kim, interpreting for Lee's father, Soo Chong Lee. "This incident is going to happen again if something isn't done."
18 drowned in B.C. this year
CBC News asked the camp about its safety features, but officials didn't respond to those questions.
Instead, a spokesperson said, "We continue to grieve with and for this young man's family and to do all we can to care for and support them at this difficult time."
Hanwoo Lee's father, Soo Chong Lee (left) and his cousin Paul Kim say they want the camp where Hanwoo Lee drowned to be shut down. (CBC)
B.C.'s Lifesaving Society, an organization that aims to reduce water-related deaths and injuries, says 18 people have drowned in the province already this year.
The society said people who are new to Canada or don't live here are four times more likely to be unable...
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 ...