Victoria BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Next story Retired Abbotsford Police sergeant dies in head-on crash - Aldergrove StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Ford pickup at about 1:50 p.m. on Cedar Road near Cedar Bridge.
Nanaimo RCMP said two passengers from the Chevy were airlifted to hospital, with one taken to Vancouver and the other to Victoria. Their injuries were serious but not life-threatening, according to police.
The 22-year-old male driver of the Ford and his adult female passenger suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.
RCMP said no causes for the crash have yet been determined, but the investigation will continue, including mechanical inspections of the vehicles involved.
Investigators said they do not believe that alcohol or speed were contributing factors, but weather and road conditions have not been ruled out.
Kirk began his policing career with the Vancouver Police Department in 1981, moving 10 years later to the Abbotsford Police Department.
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He was serving as a motorcycle cop and was filling in as a back-up media officer before being asked to take over the position full-time in 2000.
Kirk's affable and calm manner soon earned him praise and respect from the media and the public alike.
He later became the media spokesperson for the RCMP Integrated Gang Task Force and then the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU).
In 2012, he announced his retirement after more than 30 years o...
Obits, Aug. 8 | Obituaries - South Strand newsWednesday, March 27, 2019
She faithfully served in many areas including the Senior Choir, and as President of the Lay Organization. She was also very active in the community.Surviving are her daughter, Victoria Davis Jones of Georgetown, and her beloved grandchildren, Justin Davis and Kennedy Jones.Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Patricia DonesPatricia Dones, 61, died on July 18, 2018, in Georgetown. Funeral services were held on July 25, 2018 at at Bethel A.M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark, Pastor.Ms. Dones was born on September 29, 1956, in Georgetown, to the marital union between Mr. Benjamin "Bengie" Dones and Mrs. Earnestine Ward Dones. Affectionately called "Boo", she graduated from Howard High School and was a dedicated member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, where the family worshiped. Having had a strong work ethic, she worked at various jobs throughout her life including Rainey and Tarbox Fish House. Later, she worked in housekeeping in the Myrtle Beach hotel industry, and was a private duty health assistant. In 1981, Ms. Dones began dating Renard "Nardi" Kennedy. Their daughter Renarda was born in 1987. Although they never married, they had a true "love story," having shared a special bond for nearly forty years.Surviving are her children, Natasha Dones and Renarda Dones, and her granddaughter, Karis Sparkman, all of Georgetown; her siblings, Benjamin Ward of England, Norma D. Mitchell, Alvester Dones and Yvette Y. Middleton, all of Georgetown; and her companion, Renard Kennedy of Georgetown.Funeral services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.Betty DuncanBetty Cantrell Duncan, 75, the widow of James Earl Duncan, departed this life to be home with her Lord and waiting family and friends on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Roper Berkeley Hospital.Mrs. Duncan was born a daughter of Arnold Mark Cantrell and Willie Mae Thomas Cantrell on January 14, 1943, in Chatsworth, Georgia. She was a 1961 graduate of Murray County High School and attended nursing school until she joined the United States Army. As a Untied States Army Veteran, Betty served as a switch board operator. She was retired from the Georgetown County School District where she worked as the Manager of the of the Andrews High School Cafeteria. She was an active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church where she was involved in the Wonderful Wednesda...
Nanaimo's new MLA makes her first speech in BC legislature - Nanaimo News BulletinWednesday, March 27, 2019
Nanaimo's new MLA, in her first speech in the legislature, endorsed the direction in which the province and the region are moving.
NDP MLA Sheila Malcolmson stood Monday in the B.C. legislature in Victoria as part of discussion on the recently introduced provincial budget.
Malcolmson began by recalling the funeral of former Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief Viola Wyse, riding an RDN transit bus with other government officials that day, and the mood of cooperation and reconciliation that existed then. She said now, in 2019, there is similar opportunity.
"We've got so much to do: coastal protection, climate change, affordable housing, working for people, working together and we are on the same bus and we are moving together," Malcolmson said.
She spotlighted numerous budget items that she liked, including new childcare support, healthcare investment, affordable housing, and Clean B.C. initiatives. She talked about wanting to protect the coast against increased oil tanker traffic and said of the B.C. government, "this is the place to fight this."
But she did suggest that in the recent Nanaimo byelection, environment and climate issues such as oil spill risks and forest fires weren't al...
Green burial site could be coming to Prince George - CKPGToday.caWednesday, March 27, 2019
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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Marion Louise Huddleston, 104, of Philadelphia - WWNY TV 7Wednesday, March 27, 2019
March 2, 2019 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY.Born September 18, 1914 in Domville, Greenville County, Province of Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of William Cabourn and Bertha Victoria Kingston Smith. She was a high school graduate and attended Watertown School of Commerce.Her family came to the United States with a sleigh and horse, crossing the ice of the St. Lawrence River in 1924 to Theresa, NY. Then she moved to Black River in 1944, returned to Theresa in 1972, and has resided in Philadelphia since 1984 to present date.In 1932 she married Walter Sherman Tilley, he died in April of 1963. Then she married Donald Huddleston in February of 1970, he died in July of 1974.For many years Marion was a retail clerk at Empsall's Department Store, Watertown, NY.Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty and George Eassa, Calcium, NY and Suzanne and Darwin Queary, Spring Hill, FL; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren.She is predeceased by two brothers, William Frederick Smith and E. Gordon Smith, two sisters, Lois Cook and Dorothy Cooke, and a step-brother, Bill Smith.At 104 years, she touched many peoples lives in the North Country and will be missed by many.A Memorial Service will be 2 pm Friday, March...
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...
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...