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Annunciation Church

635 5th Avenue
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1V1
(250) 624-3035

St. Pauls Lutheran Church

460 McBride Street
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3G2
(250) 624-4164

Prince Rupert BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News

Obituary — Raymond “Ray” Grant - Nation Valley News (blog)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

B.C. Deni Rushton (David) Oxford Nova Scotia. as well as many nieces and nephew’s. Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lois Grant. Brother Ronald and sister Susan(Palmer). Ray was born in Prince Rupert moved many times during his early years as his father was in the arm forces. At age 17 he became a professional athlete. Ray went to Olympics trials in 1964 for gymnastics in the province of BC. He became a professional firefighter 1967 to 1976 Dartmouth NS. Ray continued to help when he moved to Iroquois became a volunteer firefighter for the Iroquois Fire Dept. for twenty-five years. He was a self-employed sign painter for over 25 years, did many outstanding signs from Kingston to Cornwall for many local businesses. Retiring from sign business 1998 he moved forward and started his own janitorial business from 1998-2017 for Royal Bank and Ross Video. Ray loved camping, fishing, curling, traveling , gardening, bird watching, and of course his favourite sports teams were the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays. He also loved NASCAR. Ray’s love for his family and friends and his home was extremely important to him. Ray chose not to have a funeral but left the following message. “I want to express my thanks to all my friends, family and extended family who have enriched my life by their loving friendship, wisdom, humour and especially our grandson Buddy (Tyler) who brought such joy into our family. Don’t cry for me we will be back together.”Cremation has taken place. A private family interment service will be held at Oxford Pine Grove, NS. at a later date. Donations to Winchester and District Memorial Hospital and Canadian Cancer society would be gratefully acknowledged by the f...

The Last Post: The search for the man in the cardboard box - Prince Rupert Northern View

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Very few knew that this seeming dredge of society had once scribbled his name down to join the militia in Prince Rupert after Pearl Harbor was bombed. Only one person seemed to remember that this man, who spent the last portion of his life living in a cardboard box, had sworn to defend his country. Former RCMP officer, Wendel Ottmann, had many encounters with this homeless man who was barely surviving in that burnt-out hotel. Ottmann later learned that this man, who caused trouble to escape the cold and rain, was in fact once a decorated soldier. Despite only being stationed in Prince Rupert for a short time during the early ‘80s, the encounters stayed with Ottmann — he couldn’t shake the memory of that WWII veteran in his seventies who had been living in a cardboard box. “It had always bothered me that he was going to die and at no time was it mentioned in our records that he had a family. It bothered me that he would be buried very close to a pauper’s grave and there would be almost no markings of him,” Ottmann said to me over the phone. The near 40-year-old memory stayed with him, and in January 2016, it prompted him to call the funeral home in Prince Rupert to find out if the homeless veteran he remembered had been buried. But no one returned his call. Ottmann didn’t leave it there. He was still disturbed that there seemed to be no trace of this veteran. He had to know whether or not the man had receiv...
http://www.thenorthernview.com/news/402505935.html

Fawn delivered by C-section finds friend, future at BC refuge - CBC.ca

Friday, August 12, 2016

B.C. highway is now recovering nicely at a wildlife refuge near Smithers, B.C. The baby deer named Friday was delivered by Sean Steele, who was travelling from his family home in Barrhead, Alta. to Prince Rupert, B.C. when a pickup ahead of him struck a deer on the B.C. highway. Steele jumped out to help move the doe's body to the ditch. That's when he noticed some movement. Acting quickly, he freed and resuscitated the newborn deer.  Alberta tourist cuddles the fawn he delivered by C-section in B.C.0:28 Following the advice of conservation officials, Steele's family took the newborn fawn to the Northern Lights Wildlife Society refuge, about 110 km away. Manager Angelika Langen said fawns come into the shelter's care often due to train or vehicle accidents — but she said Friday's birth story is singular. "This is the first one we've ever gotten as a cesarean," she said. "It was kind of unusual to have somebody attempting that."  Langen credits Steele's previous experience working with cattle for giving him the courage to attempt the roadside surgery. "But I'm sure glad he did. He couldn't do anything wrong, because the fawn would have died one way or the other." 'This is just the beginning' One week after her unusual birt...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fawn-delivered-by-c-section-finds-friend-future-at-b-c-refuge-1.3641472

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/

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/

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