West Kelowna BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
PLC Purchases Hansons Arbor Funeral Chapels & Crematorium in BC - Canada NewsWireSaturday, March 02, 2019
Highlights of the transaction include:
Hansons Arbor Funeral Chapels and Crematorium, owned by Ray and Kelly Hanson, consists of four funeral homes in West Kelowna, Penticton, Princeton and Keremeos, British Columbia, and one crematorium in Penticton, British Columbia.
Total purchase price of $2.3 million, was funded from PLC's existing credit facility.
The purchase price multiple is within PLC's publicly-stated targeted EBITDA multiple range.
"We believe in partnering with strong and professional local staff, and hope to further enhance the positive and caring experience provided to the families we serve," added Mr. Clark.
PLC provides goods and services associated with the disposition and memorialization of human remains. Products and services are sold on a pre-planned basis (pre-need) or at the time of a death (at-need). PLC and its subsidiaries own and operate 144 businesses including cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes, chapels, planning offices and a transfer service. PLC operates in five Canadian provinces and ten US States.
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Seniors prefer funeral to lifestyle planning - Salmon Arm ObserverThursday, April 12, 2018
Don Henke, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise serving Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton, Peachland, Summerland and Okanagan Falls.“Unfortunately, many people do not consider that as we age, we need extra care. While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age at home, they may not realize the range of options available to them, and that this time in their lives requires planning, too.”Related:Poll finds retirement plan top financial priority According to Canadian Association of Retired Persons, 93 per cent of seniors in Canada live at home and want to stay there as long as possible. Despite this fact, Home Instead found that only 74 per cent of seniors have shared their wishes with their adult children.Jay Branton, managing director of Dignity Memorial in Eastern Canada, explains that one barrier to planning is the discomfort the conversation brings to seniors and their adult children.“These conversations are uncomfortable but very important to have,” said Branton. “Start by asking your loved one some simple questions around end-of-life to see where their mind is at. This usually sparks a broader conversation and gets them thinking.”According to the Home Instead survey, aging parents are far more comfortable discussing plans for their own final years (89 per cent) than their adult children are discussing their parents’ plans (68 per cent).“It sounds contradictory, but end of life planning is something that can start far in advance of a senior loved ones’ final years,” said Brian Burlacoff, financial advisor at Sun Life Financial. “Having conversations early on and putting a plan in place now will relieve stress on both aging loved ones and caregivers dow...
Bill Bennett remembered - Castanet.netThursday, November 10, 2016
Bill” Bennett was born on April 14, 1932 and died on Dec. 3 at the age of 83.
He had been suffering from Alzeimer's disease for several years.
Described by friends and colleagues as a true visionary, West Kelowna native Bill Bennett was B.C.'s 27th premier.
Premier Christy Clark will speak at the memorial service today, she said Bennett was a man who was fearless when it came to doing what he felt needed to be done.
Bennett built BC Place Stadium, brought EXPO 86 to Vancouver and built the Coquihalla Highway.
He was elected MLA for South Okanagan in 1973, following the resignation of his father, W.A.C. Bennett, who served as Premier of British Columbia for 20 years from 1952 to 1972.
He became leader of the British Columbia Social Credit Party at a convention in Whistler later that year.
He then led the party to a landslide election victory in 1975 and remained at the helm of the province until he stepped down in 1986.
Bennett is survived by his wife of 60 years Audrey, brother Russell, four sons Brad (Birgit), Kevin (Leah), Stephen (Shayna), and Greg (Connie), eight grandchildren; Michael, Carmen, Jarrett, Makena, Lyndon, Corey, Reece, David and one great grandchild Solomon.
When reflecting on why Bennett chose a career in politics he said: "I didn't run to win, I ran to serve, and to do what is right for the people of this Province".
Westbank pioneer Geoff Paynter dies after brief illness - InfoTel News LtdFriday, November 04, 2016
Geoffrey Paynter.Image Credit: FacebookAugust 29, 2016 - 1:41 PMWEST KELOWNA - Family and friends of Geoff Paynter are mourning the loss of the Westbank man after a brief illness.The Paynter family pioneered in the Westbank area and Geoff, 69, had farming in his blood, first working the hayfields along Shannon Lake Road when just a boy and later on, the family farm, according to his obituary.Geoff worked with the local irrigation district and the Central Okanagan Regional District in the 1970s and again in the 1990s.Paynter retired from the family business in 1990 quitting not to put his feet up but pursue other opportunities, including logging and real estate development.Geoff is survived by Marci, his wife of 33 years and the five Paynter children, Chandra, Travis, Nigel, Brent and Pete with which Geoff had close relationships.A celebration of Geoff’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at 3 p.m at Emmanuel Church, 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Plan Okanagan, 1650 Bernard Ave.,...
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...
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 ...
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...