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Hollyburn Funeral Home

1807 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J7
(604) 922-1221

St. Francis of Assisi

4773 south Piccadilly rd
West Vancouver, BC V7W 1J8
(604) 922-3531

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'One of the most influential high-profile B.C. Hells Angels' found shot ... - National Post

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The disappearance remains unsolved. Ernie Ozolins, who had just quit the Haney Hells Angels, gunned down on June 2, 1997, along with girlfriend Lisa Chamberlain at Ozolins’ s West Vancouver house. The murders remain unsolved. Rick (Blackie) Burgess, Haney Hells Angel, vanished on Jan. 7, 2002. He was declared legally dead in 2004, but the case remains unsolved. Michael (Zeke) Mickle, president of the Nanaimo Hells Angels, disappeared April 30, 1993. He reportedly owed fellow Angels a large amount of money related to a cocaine deal. Still unsolved. “He has been in the thick of the underworld and crime and gangsterism his whole life,” a retired biker cop said Monday. “He is one of the most influential high-profile B.C. Hells Angels. He had his hand in a bunch of different territories, regions in the province. He had influence on the island, up north and into the Prairies.” Police were called to Vancouver suburb just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They found Green — a North Burnaby resident — dead from “injuries consistent with foul play,” Cpl. Meghan Foster, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said. Sources say he was shot. “Mr. Green was a well-established member of an organized crime group, and it is believed that his homicide was not random. Currently, investigators are encouraging witnesses that fled the scene to step forward,” Foster said. “While the motive for this homicide hasn’t been confirmed, the risk associated with this lifestyle is one that remains consistent. IHIT is looking to identify the individuals who fled the scene as they may have imperative information, but also to ensure their safety isn’t compromised.” He was a ruthless guy in the underworld and he would exact territorial presence with violence and he would broker underworld deals Foster wouldn’t say if police have a suspect in the murder. Green had plenty of enemies made over decades in the criminal underworld, police sources said. “He was a ruthless guy in the underworld and he would exact territorial presence with violence and he would broker underworld deals over the years and always maintain that profile,” the retired cop said. But he was also generally friendly and polite in his interactions with police. “He was always out on the town and maintained a very high-profile. And for the most part, he was friendly to deal with, unless he got pissed,” he said. Green loved to party and to show up at big events — like UFC matches and Canucks games. “He loved going out. And loved his poke...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/one-of-the-most-influential-high-profile-b-c-hells-angels-found-shot-to-death-latest-in-string-of-biker-deaths

Sources say high-level BC Hells Angel Bob Green shot to death at Langley party - Vancouver Sun

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The disappearance remains unsolved. • Ernie Ozolins, who had just quit the Haney Hells Angels, gunned down on June 2, 1997, along with girlfriend Lisa Chamberlain at Ozolins’ s West Vancouver house. The murders remain unsolved. • Rick (Blackie) Burgess, Haney Hells Angel, vanished on Jan. 7, 2002. He was declared legally dead in 2004, but the case remains unsolved. • Michael (Zeke) Mickle, president of the Nanaimo Hells Angels, disappeared April 30, 1993. He reportedly owed fellow Angels a large amount of money related to a cocaine deal. Still unsolved. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://vancouversun.com/news/crime/senior-hells-angel-bob-green-murdered-in-langley

'One of the most influential high-profile BC Hells Angels' found shot to death latest in string of biker deaths - National Post

Friday, October 28, 2016

The disappearance remains unsolved. Ernie Ozolins, who had just quit the Haney Hells Angels, gunned down on June 2, 1997, along with girlfriend Lisa Chamberlain at Ozolins’ s West Vancouver house. The murders remain unsolved. Rick (Blackie) Burgess, Haney Hells Angel, vanished on Jan. 7, 2002. He was declared legally dead in 2004, but the case remains unsolved. Michael (Zeke) Mickle, president of the Nanaimo Hells Angels, disappeared April 30, 1993. He reportedly owed fellow Angels a large amount of money related to a cocaine deal. Still unsolved. “He has been in the thick of the underworld and crime and gangsterism his whole life,” a retired biker cop said Monday. “He is one of the most influential high-profile B.C. Hells Angels. He had his hand in a bunch of different territories, regions in the province. He had influence on the island, up north and into the Prairies.” Police were called to Vancouver suburb just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They found Green — a North Burnaby resident — dead from “injuries consistent with foul play,” Cpl. Meghan Foster, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said. Sources say he was shot. “Mr. Green was a well-established member of an organized crime group, and it is believed that his homicide was not random. Currently, investigators are encouraging witnesses that fled the scene to step forward,” Foster said. “While the motive for this homicide hasn’t been confirmed, the risk associated with this lifestyle is one that remains consistent. IHIT is looking to identify the individuals who fled the scene as they may have imperative information, but also to ensure their safety isn’t compromised.” He was a ruthless guy in the underworld and he would exact territorial presence with violence and he would broker underworld deals Foster wouldn’t say if police have a suspect in the murder. Green had plenty of enemies made over decades in the criminal underworld, police sources said. “He was a ruthless guy in the underworld and he would exact territorial presence with violence and he would broker underworld deals over the years and always maintain that profile,” the retired cop said. But he was also generally friendly and polite in his interactions with police. “He was always out on the town and maintained a very high-profile. And for the most part, he was friendly to deal with, unless he got pissed,” he said. Green loved to party and to show up at big events — like UFC matches and Canucks games. “He loved going out. And loved his poke...
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/one-of-the-most-influential-high-profile-b-c-hells-angels-found-shot-to-death-latest-in-string-of-biker-deaths

OLDER AND WISER: Seniors health expo to explore dementia care - North Shore News

Friday, September 02, 2016

North Shore Seniors’ Health Expo is a great opportunity to explore the issues around dementia and how individuals and the community as a whole can address these issues.  The expo will be held at the West Vancouver Community Centre and Seniors’ Activity Centre on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The event, presented by Amica Mature Life Styles and the District of West Vancouver, is the kick off to the Tri-Municipal Dementia Friendly Strategy to help educate people on the North Shore about how to be more supportive of seniors with dementia and their caregivers. The expo, which is sponsored by the North Shore News, Davies Home Healthcare, Maison Seniors Living, TD Wealth, Nurse Next Door and Lonsdale Event Rentals, will have four interest areas: cognitive, physical, social and financial health.   The expo will feature exhibits, innovative speakers, researchers, food and music. Come and be entertained, educated, informed and amazed.   At the start of the day, guests can listen to expert speakers on dementia. Keynote speaker Dr. Heather Palmer will open with a talk on how you can maintain and improve brain functioning as you age. “Cognitive aging tends to be stigmatized, with less awareness and understanding. ... This need not be the case,” she says. Palmer’s session is intended to help empower people to improve their cognitive well-being thus bringing purpose and meaning to the every day.    Continuing the cognitive part of the expo, speakers will talk about the pillars of active aging and caring for you while caring for someone with dementia. A panel will talk about how we as a ...
http://www.nsnews.com/living/seniors/older-and-wiser-seniors-health-expo-to-explore-dementia-care-1.2335700

J. Vincent (Vince) Burg - thesuntimesnews.com

Wednesday, 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...
https://thesuntimesnews.com/j-vincent-vince-burg/

Nanaimo remembers educator, activist and elder 'Auntie Ellen' - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Auntie Ellen.' 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...
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/nanaimo-remembers-educator-activist-and-elder-auntie-ellen/

Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News Canada

Wednesday, 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 ...
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/dozens-bikers-attend-funeral-hells-213937721.html