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Next story Retired Abbotsford Police sergeant dies in head-on crash - Aldergrove StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
"Shinder Kirk was professional, dedicated and passionate about making our communities safe from gang violence … We will miss him," she said.
A tweet from the Surrey RCMP described Kirk as "a truly kind and dedicated police officer and amazing person," while the CFSEU's gang intervention team described him as "leader in gang prevention and intervention."
My heart is with everyone grieving the loss of retired Abbotsford police officer Shinder Kirk. He was a warm & caring man, dedicated to fighting gang violence, & a much admired leader in the South Asian community. My condolences to his family, friends & Abbotsford Police force.
- John Horgan (@jjhorgan) December 24, 2018
Yesterday our @AbbyPoliceDept family lost a brother. We are there for Shinder's family during this very difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Shinder at the Integrated Gang Task Force & #AbbyPD. A true gentlemen who will be missed – Rest in Peace brother. #Respect pic.twitter.com/XiZ5h86wV1
- Mike Serr (@ChiefSerr) December 24, 2018
Shinder Kirk was a professional, dedicated, and passionate about making our communities safe from gang violence. The thoughts of all of us at the CFSEU-BC go out to Shinder's family and those who knew Shinder at this tragic time. We will miss him.
- Sgt Brenda Winpenny (@CfseuMRO) December 24, 2018
You will be greatly missed Shinder. A truly kind and dedicated police officer & amazing person. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and @AbbyPoliceDept @cfseubc. https://t.co/hpTtV70FDi
- Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) December 24, 2018
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New biker gang with ties to Hells Angels crops up in Lower Mainland - Maple Ridge NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Winpenny, spokesperson for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), an anti-gang policing unit.
The Hardside Hells Angels chapter is based near Langley as well, in the Port Kells area of Surrey.
The Street Reapers appear to have come into existence in late 2017, a little more than a year ago, said Winpenny.
"We have noticed them at several of the Hells Angel ride events over the summer of 2018," she said.
There are believed to be between six to 10 members of the club; six is the minimum number for a motorcycle club of this type, Winpenny said.
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The group is not believed to have an official clubhouse yet, but has been seen frequenting businesses in Fort Langley. It's likely one or more members live in or have a business in the area, Winpenny said.
The Hells Angels are well known and have been established in many communities across B.C. for decades, including in Langley.
But a new wave of smaller clubs have been cropping up in recent years, with different logos on their leather vests and jackets.
Winpenny said they are largely "support clubs" for the Hells Angels.
"They're succession planning," she said of the Angels.
The core of the Hells Angels membership is aging, and they need new members.
Support clubs are sources of new recruits who can be "patched over" to the Hells Angels if they measure up.
"It's like the farm team," said Winpenny.
The CFSEU has been keeping an eye on the Street Reapers, but so far there have been no charges laid against anyone related to the motorcycle club or its activities, she said.
"We are sti...
Bikers come from near and far for funeral of murdered B.C. Hells Angel - Vancouver SunSaturday, March 02, 2019
Chad Wilson, 43, was a member of the Surrey-based Hardside chapter when he was found shot to death on Nov. 18.
More than 300 mourners packed a Maple Ridge church Saturday to remember slain Hells Angel Chad Wilson.Some members of the notorious biker gang and their support clubs arrived on Harleys - many of which had temporary one-day insurance to attend the service at the Maple Ridge Alliance Church on Dewdney Trunk Road.Others, like senior Vancouver member and sometimes spokesman Rick Ciarniello, arrived by cars or limousine.Police from the B.C. Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, the Vancouver Police Department and various RCMP detachments were also on hand, monitoring the event and photographing those in attendance.Wilson, 43, was a member of the Surrey-based Hardside chapter when he was found shot to death under the Golden Ears Bridge in Maple Ridge on Nov. 18.The Integrated Homicide Team has not disclosed a motive for Wilson's death beyond a link to his membership in a criminal organization.
South Suburban Death Notices, Week of Feb. 4 - Oak Lawn, IL PatchSaturday, March 02, 2019
Visitation and Service: Feb. 6 Raul Ramirez, 72Visitation: Feb. 5Funeral Mass: Feb. 6 Vito A. RondinellaWorker at Argonne National Laboratory,member of Argonne Golf, owner of Ristorante Sorrento in Surrey, EnglandItalian Military veteranBorn: Dec. 03, 1935Died: Jan. 31, 2019Visitation: Feb. 5Service: Feb. 6 Panozzo Bros Funeral Home Thomas P. Durkin Retired City of Frankfort Water Department employeeBorn: May 13, 1947Died: Feb. 4, 2019 Visitation: Feb. 5Mass of Christian Burial: Feb. 6 William Earl CostelloRetired warehouse dispatcher for J.J. Brodsky & Sons,proud member of Izaak Walton League of DoltonCherished grandfather of 11, great-grandfather of 6,great-great grandfather of 3Born: July 31, 1938Died: Jan. 30, 2019 Celebration of Life: Feb. 23 Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home Terrence F. MoranKorean War Veteran, U.S. Air Force Born: Dec. 1, 1932Died: Jan. 31, 2019Memorial Mass of the Resurrection: Feb. 8 Ryan Tews Funeral Home Judy E. Bendle (Caress)Born: Dec. 03, 1936Died: Jan. 31, 2019Visitation and Service: Feb. 5 Vandenberg Funeral Home Debra Carol ClappertonBorn: Nov. 19, 1958Died: Feb. 2, 2019Visitation: Feb. 6Mass of Christian Burial: Feb. 7 Richard OrgaBorn: June 12, 1949Died: Jan. 29, 2019...
Edmonton mourns Humboldt Broncos lost in crash, while rooting for those still in hospital - Toronto StarThursday, April 12, 2018
NHL player Chris Joseph, was killed in the crash.The Edmonton native was “the guy that would gel the team,” lightening up the locker room mood with one-liners, said friend and former Surrey Eagles teammate Jeff Stewart, who played with Joseph on the Eagles during the 2015-2016 season.“He always had a smile on his face when he walked through the doors,” said Stewart, who remembers pre-practice pool tournaments with Joseph at his billet family’s home.Aerial footage shows the site of a bus crash near Tisdale, Saskatchewan, involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. The crash killed 15 people. (The Canadian Press) Joseph was “never the fastest guy on the ice but he could definitely shoot the puck and he always knew his positioning super well,” Stewart said. The twenty-year-old was such a team player that Stewart credits him with helping him get a hockey scholarship.St. Albert’s Stephen Wack was remembered by friends as a towering 6 foot 5 inch defenceman who was also a talented videographer. He hoped to turn his eye for capturing the moment into a post-hockey career.“He honestly should have had his IQ tested, I mean he was a straight A-plus student. The guy had the world by the tail,” family friend Scott Held told StarMetro over the weekend. “His videos, they are outstanding.”Wack always looked out for his little brother, who was born blind, Held said, and made sure that Held’s son, who was five years younger, felt included and looked after.“It sounds cliché, but it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Just a genuinely awesome human being.”Connor Lukan, a Broncos forward from Slave Lake, played with the midget St. Albert Raiders and Spruce Grove Saints in the Alberta Junior Hockey League before the Broncos.Tyson Chizma wrote on Twitter Lukan was “one of the best hockey players and an even greater guy off the ice.”Lukan’s former Spruce Grove Saints teammate Logan Hunter, from St. Albert, was also killed, as was Parker Tobin, from Stony Plain. Hunter was described as someone who “always had a smile on his face” by St. Albert Raiders president Kevin Porte...
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...