Quesnel BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Janetta McKenzieFriday, March 17, 2017
Predeceased by a granddaughter; Heather McKenzie and her siblings, Ivan and Frank Hamilton, Hazel Stewart, all of Almonte, On area, Beatrice Kilsby, Quesnel, BC, Alex and Albert Hamilton, both of Hamilton, On.
Friends may call at the
C. R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel
(127 Church Street, Almonte, ON., 613-256-3313)
for visiting on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and where Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11am. Reception to follow at Almonte United Church Hall. Spring interment Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. Memorial donations in memory of Janetta may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and would be greatly appreciated by her family.
Condolences & tributes: www.crgamble.com...
Snowmobile rally season is coming up - The Battlefords News-OptimistTuesday, January 24, 2017
Brendan Hodge and daughter Mary in Houston. She drove to Saskatoon, flew to Calgary, Vancouver and then Prince George where they picked her up on their way home from a ringette tournament in Quesnel.
The funeral for Eugenie Swayze of Saskatoon, mother of Pearl Hawkins of Meota, was held the day of the blizzard, Jan. 11, so several folks from Meota were on the road that day. Driving conditions were terrible. Also out in the blizzard was the Scorgie family who were picking up their daughter at the airport, as she returned from Australia. The 17-year-old girl that died in the accident that day west of Shellbrook, was a niece of Judy Slavinski of Saskatoon, formerly of Chitek Lake. Judy and her daughters attended her funeral in Prince Albert.
Gladys Lehman is still in hospital. Bernice Beatch has transferred to River Heights Lodge from Harwood Manor.
We’re glad to learn of roadwork to be done in the village this summer. Birch Street by the golf course is to be rebuilt and resurfaced and First Street West and Second Avenue West are to receive sand sealing.
Five tables of canasta were played at the Do Drop In on Friday, Jan. 14. Top score was by Cora Christiansen and Gail Hilderman. Second high were Barbara Soloninko and Marion Ottas and third were Charles Walker and Lorna Pearson. All enjoyed the social period at the end of the evening over coffee and goodies.
My neighbours, Lefa Sproxton and Vernon Burghardt, are wintering in Osoyoos, B.C. and are finding the winter there colder than usual. They are staying between the two lakes so if the wind blows either direction, it blows cold off the lake. On Dec. 31 they accompanied a local group who were doing their annual bird count and were surprised to see bluebirds, cedar waxwings, goldfinches and even a robin. The tour guide was a young, female biologist who was knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. On a hike up the mountain they saw a coyote and a deer. Lefa is keeping active, as we know she likes to be.
The monthly meeting of the seniors was held Jan. 13 with president Eric Callbeck in the chair. A new snow shovel has been purchased as well as six new chairs and a couple tables are on order.
The library report for January was read, describing a new program of activities “Winter Games” running until Feb. 28. If your child is interested, call Debbie at the library for details.
The Christmas decorations were taken down and packed away and it was agreed that clea...
Allan Fichter 1955 - 2016 - Estevan MercuryThursday, November 17, 2016
Allan passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016 in Quesnel, BC at the age of 60 years.
Allan's memory will be cherished by his mom Hannah; siblings, Marvin (Angie) Fichter, Joanne (Don) Tonn, Ron (Susan) Fichter, Sharon (Randy) Miller and Mary Ann (Vaughn) Biberdorf; nieces and nephews, Darren, Leanne, Jason, Kevin, Lisa, Tammy, Amanda, Amy, Aaron and Landon as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Allan was predeceased by his dad Anton; grandparents and nephew Sean Biberdorf.
The Celebration of Life for Allan was held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan with Mr. Doug Third officiating.
In memory of Allan, memorial donations may be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
350 – 1101 Kingston Rd, Pickering ON L1V 1B5. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, SK.
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DAWSON - Alexandra (Sandra) - Yorkton This Week Friday, October 28, 2016
George! Sandra's first teaching job was in Surrey, BC. She and George then moved to Northern B.C., and various places in Ontario before moving back to BC around 1974, and settled in Quesnel until 1984. Sandra resumed her schooling in 1985 and obtained her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology specializing in special needs children. Sandra was a dedicated teacher, and instilled a love of learning in everyone she met. She and George bought an acreage in Ebenezer, SK in 1988, where they spent their summers, and later lived permanently, sometimes spending winters in New Westminster, BC. She stayed busy with church activities, reading, gardening, entertaining her friends, and volunteering with Soup Haven. She cherished the spring she went on a mission to Mexico with her friends from Prairie Harvest Church. Sandra never really retired. Even after her formal teaching days ended, she taught ESL and tutored many children, including her grandchildren. After George died, she spent time in Halifax and Yorkton, and spent her final year living close to her daughter Suzanne in Ottawa. Her last summer was spent with her daughters and all of her grandchildren. She always enjoyed good mental and physical health and was very independent, and her passing was sudden and peaceful. She will be missed by so many, and leaves a legacy of strength, kindness, generosity and love. A Visitation for Family and Friends was held on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, September 23, 2016 from Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ebenezer, SK with Pastor Kendall Buhler officiating. The organist, Amanda Buhler, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Be Still My Soul", "It is Well With my Soul" and "Bringing in the Sheaves". Amanda and Tabatha Buhler also shared special musical selections, "This Little Light of Mine" and "How Great Thou Art". Words of tribute and eulogy were shared by family friend, Valorie Robertson. Pastor Des Klingspon read the scriptures and shared some of his personal memories of Sandra. Also, many of her family members shared tributes in her memory. The Interment Service followed in the Ebenezer Town Cemetery, Ebenezer, SK with Cindy Dawson, Kyle Dawson, Val Robertson, Al Robertson, Michael Easton and Greg Read serving as the casket bearers. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
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Tanya PrenticeThursday, September 22, 2016
Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood on Saturday September 17, 2016 at the age of 49. Devoted wife of Kevin. Blessed mother of Hanna and Sara Tesseris. Beloved daughter of Rosemarie Quesnelle (Raymond) and Bernd Schmidt (Deborah). Cherished and loved sister of Corrine Hindson (Justin) and Ronald Schmidt (Janet). Tanya will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews, Kalli, Holly, Kai, Tia, Niall and Kaymin and her many relatives and friends. Friends will be received at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel, 509 River Road West, Wasaga Beach on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 10 – 12 (Noon). Funeral Service to follow at 12: 30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Anglican Church, 565 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach. Reception to follow at Wasaga Beach RecPlex Oakview Room. Interment on Monday September 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Waubaushene Protestant Cemetery. At the request of the family donations may be made to the Children’s Trust Fund or Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood . For further information and to sign the Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com...
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 ...
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...