Prince George BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Lheidli T'enneh Elder Passes Away - CKPGToday.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
PRINCE GEORGE- Mary Gouchie passed away January 24th just short of her 98th birthday. She was the oldest elder in the Lheidli T'enneh nation and was a teacher and keeper of the Lheidli dialect. She devoted much of her time at CNC where she provided most of the information and material used in CNC's level one and two carrier language courses.The flags at CNC and outside Prince George City Hall were lowered to half mast today in her honour.
A funeral is being held Saturday, February 2nd at the Sacred Heart Church at 2 p.m.
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Green burial site could be coming to Prince George - CKPGToday.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
PRINCE GEORGE- More and more people are wanting to get their bodies cremated after they pass away, but what about the space of where to put them afterwards? Well, the city is looking at a future option called green burial.Green burial is a way for people to be buried that seeks to minimize their impact on the local and global environment after they are gone. It can be for people who want a spiritually fulfilling alternative to conventional burial or cremation plus it saves space at already existing cemeteries.
Officially there are only two recognized large green burial providers in Canada by the Green Burial Society of Canada, one in Victoria and the other in Ontario. Prince George could soon be added to that list as the idea was discussed at a council meeting earlier this year.
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Scholarship Set up to Remember PGSS Teacher - CKPGToday.caSaturday, March 02, 2019
PRINCE GEORGE - In his empty classroom at Prince George Senior Secondary, Vince Truant is remembered as a great teacher, motivator and friend. Mr.Truant taught for almost 30 years in District 57, first in Mackenzie then in Prince George. His specialty was Social Studies in particular Law 12.It was Truant's passion for Law that sparked interest from former student Cassidy Brunn to pursue a degree in criminology, after he challenged her to play the role of prosecutor during a mock trial in his law 12 class. "He was more than a teacher, he was a mentor he was a friend and I really miss him. I am who I am today because he believed in me," said Brunn at PGSS.
"In our profession we always say that teaching is about relationship, more about relationship and less about curriculum and Vince just had a way to connect with kids. He established great relationships with students and the students absolutely adored him," said Kap Manhas, PGSS Principal.
It is believed Mr Truant passed away fro...
Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north - CBC.caThursday, 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 was a difference maker and a catalyst for change in our community and province! I was honoured to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with...
Hundreds say goodbye to beloved Vipers owner Duncan Wray - Vernon Morning StarThursday, April 12, 2018
Andrew, Nicholas and Alexander right by Erica’s side as she talked about how her father taught her about kindness and love.Ferner, who apologized for writing his speech on the bus trip home from Prince George early Saturday morning, told stories about Wray being a consummate prankster. Wray once penned a fake press release from the BCHL to Ferner which stated that all coaches had to wear helmets at practice sessions.“I gathered the players at centre ice and told them that if anybody laughed at my helmet, I’d trade them,” quipped Ferner. “Duncan got me.”Viper grad Rob Short, whose number 20 hangs from the Kal Tire rafters, scores of current past team volunteers, Lis and former Vernon Laker trainer Vic Chenier and bus driver Jim Reed were also at the arena service.A private funeral was held Saturday morning at a Vernon church. Orland Kurtenbach, the first captain in Vancouver Canuck history, was in attendance. Kurtenbach, a former BCHL ambassador and coach, now lives at Predator Ridge Golf Resort.Ex-Viper captain Chris Crowell, who welcomed a baby boy to his world Thursday morning, made the trip from Kamloops for the church service. His number 18 was also retired by Wray.Under Duncan’s watch, the Vipers claimed four Royal Bank Cup national titles and six Fred Page Cup league championships. He was inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Game in 2011 and his 1999 RBC-winning Vipers team joined the same shrine last year. Wray, a retired oral surgeon, was a key member of the BCHL board of governors.@VernonNewsnewstips@vernonmorningstar.comLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
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...
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...