Salmon Arm BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Vernon Vipers owner dies suddenly - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
Vipers when they won the 1999 Royal Bank championship in Yorkton, Sask. and an assistant under Rob Bremner when Vernon won the national title in Melfort, Sask. in 1996.Mick was doing business in Salmon Arm, where he is GM of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, when he heard the bad news from Todd Miller of the Vipers.“I will remember Duncan most for not being my boss; he was always my best friend,” said Mick. “He was one of my family’s best friends. I remember when (Troy’s daughter) Tiffany split her lip badly on the hearth and we phoned Duncan asking him what we should do. He said he’d meet us at his office and it was 10 at night.“He was an unbelievable owner. He never had a hidden agenda. He wanted the kids to play hockey and get an education. That’s all he wanted. He wasn’t in it for the money and for a guy who never played the game, he had so much love for it.”Even when rumours were swirling that he would sell the franchise in 2014, Wray just chuckled.“It’s been so much fun. It’s just something I can’t get rid of. I haven’t figured out how to make an exit,” he told The Morning Star.Wray would stroll around Kal Tire Place during Viper games, stopping to talk to fans. He would also climb the stairs to the press box where he would talk hockey and life with the media and visiting broadcast crew while drinking his beloved Diet Coke.A retired oral surgeon, Wray served on the BCHL Board of Governors since 1992 and was chairman of the board at the time of his death. He was an avid photographer and big fan of the Montreal Canadiens.It's with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of our owner Duncan Wray. A huge loss for the Wray family, the Vipers organization, Vernon and the hockey community.Posted by Vernon Vipers on Thursday, January 11, 2018Further information on funeral services will be shared when available.The BCHL confirmed every team in the league will hold a moment of silence in memoriam of Wray prior to their next home game.To report a typo, email:firstname.lastname@example.org.@VernonNewsroger@vernonmorningstar.comLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Condolences have been pouring in with regards to the sudden death of Vernon Vipers owner Duncan Wray on his birthday Thursday. (Morning Star file photo)Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Human remains found on BC farm identified as missing woman - Toronto StarThursday, December 14, 2017
By The Canadian PressThu., Nov. 2, 2017SALMON ARM, B.C.—Human remains found at a farm where RCMP have been conducting extensive searches have been identified as those of one of several women who have gone missing in British Columbia’s north Okanagan.Police said no charges have been laid in connection with Traci Genereaux’s death, which is being treated as suspicious.An autopsy has been completed but the results are not being released, the RCMP said in a news release Wednesday evening.RCMP have said five women including Genereaux have gone missing in the same area of north Okanagan in the past 20 months. Police have not linked any of the other cases with the search of the farm.Darcy Genereaux has said his daughter went missing in May and the RCMP asked him for a blood sample last week.Article Continued BelowPolice said Genereaux’s family has been notified and they’re being offered support from victim assistance workers.Mounties began searching the rural property near Salmon Arm last month and announced the discovery of human...
Suspect shot when police called to alleged theft at car wash: investigators - Times ColonistThursday, March 9, 2017
SALMON ARM, B.C. - British Columbia's police watchdog is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Salmon Arm.The Independent Investigation Office says in a news release that police were called to an alleged theft at a car wash just after midnight on Monday.The office says RCMP officers found the suspect, but when he attempted to escape, he was shot.Investigation office spokesman Marten Youssef says as far as investigators are aware, the suspect was not armed.The suspect is in hospital and his condition is not yet known, and investigators are asking any witnesses to come forward.The office is in charge of investigating all deaths or serious injuries involving police.(The Canadian Press, CHNL)Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Berkeley County Death Notices - Berkeley IndependentFriday, September 9, 2016
March 12. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.
HOWARD, Richard Allen, 51, of Bonneau died Feb. 28. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada.
HUGHES, Jane Michelle, 44, of Summerville died March 13. Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home.
JOHNSON, Theodore Morton, 59, of Huger died March 14. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.
JONES, Myrtle Lucile Holland, 95, of Hanahan, widow of Robert C. Jones, died March 16. Arrangements by Stuhr’s Mount Pleasant Chapel.
KELLY, Marilyn Joan, 88, of Goose Creek, a homemaker and widow of Clinton Kelly, died March 13. Arrangements by Stuhr’s Northwoods Chapel of North Charleston.
LEFEVER, Peggy L., 78, of Moncks Corner, widow of Christian Lefever, died March 17. Arrangements by Stuhr’s Northwoods Chapel.
MIDDLETON, Ida Lee, 69, of St. Stephen died March 14. Arrangements by Scott’s Mortuary of Moncks Corner.
MILLER, Keith Kenneth, 57, of Goose Creek, a mental health counselor and husband of Joyce Rivers-Miller, died March 17. Arrangements by W.M. Smith-McNeal Funeral Home of Charleston.
MIZNER, Sandra Lee Burton, 76, of Moncks Corner, a retired deputy equal employment opportunity officer in human resources and wife of Charles Mizner, died March 14. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.
MOSS, Justa Lavonn, 44, of Goose Creek, a massage therapist, died March 17. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society of Charleston.
NEWLAND, James Cody, 32, of Ladson died March 6. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.
RAWLINS, Rosemary Fash, 73, of Goose Creek, a homemaker and widow of William L. Rawlins, died March 11. Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home of Summerville.
RICHMOND, Shannon William, 61, of Summerville, husband of Jacqueline Ann Richmond, died March 14. Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.
ROMEO, Ruby Catherine Hill, 78, of Moncks Corner, widow of Frank J. Romeo, died Thursday. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home.
SCHIFTIC, Joseph Barry, 72, of Daniel Island, a former police officer and husband of Denise Johnson Schiftic, died March 12. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.
SNYDER, Wanda Proveaux, 63, of Goose Creek, a civil service employee and wife of Jeffrey Snyder, died March 17. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith’s Goose Creek Chapel.
STANLEY, Lina Mae, 91, of Moncks Corner, a former child caregiver, died March 13. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston.
THORSTEN, Michael Patrick, 23, of Goose Creek, husband of Charlene Thorsten, died March 17. Arrangements by McAlister-Smith’s Goose Creek Chapel.
VANWERT, Michael John Richard, 27, of Cross, a carpenter with Maximum Quality Construction, died March 16. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home of Moncks Corner.
WALKER, Diane Lynn, 57, of Summerville, an intermodal logistics tech, died March 17. Arrangeme...
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 wa...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, 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...
Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont EnterpriseThursday, 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?)...