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Hollyburn Funeral Home

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

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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 2, 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

Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont Enterprise

Thursday, 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?)...

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, 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...
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/local-news/a-reflective-father-bob-haggarty-looks-back-on-his-time-in-lillooet-1.23255506

Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north - CBC.ca

Thursday, 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...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dr-bert-kelly-prince-george-1.4447039