White Rock BC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Police identifies victim butchered and dumped in Langley, BC - CanoeThursday, March 9, 2017
Robertson Crescent driveway of a full-patch member of the Hells Angels' West Point chapter, Postmedia has also learned.And early Tuesday morning, Mohammed Rafiq, a Hells Angel prospect with the White Rock chapter, was shot in the head in front of his Burnaby home. He survived, but crashed his car into a neighbour’s house.IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster warned the public not to jump to conclusions about what is going on.“While investigators are aware of the heightened tension between particular gang associates, it would be premature to assume this conflict to be the direct motive for his homicide,” she said of Clary’s grisly demise. “We continue to work with our partners, in the Lower Mainland and beyond, to gather further evidence that would identify specific links to support our investigation.”Green, 56, was a popular and powerful Hells Angel for more than 20 years.He started as a bartender at the Drake Hotel in Vancouver, before joining the East End Chapter as a full-patch Hells Angel. He later moved to the Nomads chapter and more recently out to the Mission chapter.Hells Angels from across Canada have been arriving for his memorial service at Vancouver’s Fraserview Hall on Saturday.Vancouver Police Staff Sgt. Randy Fincham said officers will be monitoring the event.“As the Hells Angels are a criminal organization, the VPD has plans in place to reduce the risk to the public. Public safety remains our primary concern,” Fincham said.Clary had a minor criminal record, including convictions for assault and breach of conditions. He was also the subject of a peace bond after allegations of uttering threats.His Facebook page is full of pictures of him wearing bandanas over his mouth, guns and associates flashing their middle fingers. He says he went to Johnston Heights Secondary in Surrey.While his Facebook friends are all blocked from public view, a man he described as family lists several prominent 856 members as friends, including Green’s cousin Len Pelletier.In a December 2009 comment on his timeline, Clary wrote: “It’s not important how many people I’ve killed. It’s important how I get along with the people that are still alive.”IHIT’s Foster urged people with information about Clary’s murder to contact investigators at 1-877-551-4448.“The targeted a...
MINTY: Funeral home in Newton a place for fun and fundraising this Saturday night - Surrey NowFriday, February 17, 2017
Surrey Art Gallery for an orientation over coffee before hitting the road. Check the “Events” section of the website to register for the bus tour, at Surrey.ca/artgallery.There is snow in White Rock, too. But the show must go on, snow or no snow. Don’t be a no-show for White Rock Players’ current production, “The Graduate.” Remember the movie? Well, this play is based on the movie, and it’s directed by Kate Stadel, who was on a four-year hiatus from directing. Welcome back, Kate. Stellar cast and crew. Opening night is Friday (Feb. 10); on Sunday (Feb. 12), proceeds of the show will be donated to Peach Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society. Well done, Players! Viewer warning: nudity, coarse language and mature themes. OK. It’s hot in White Rock. Spread it firstname.lastname@example.org Let's block ads! (Why?)...
EVENTS CALENDAR for Surrey (Feb. 9 and beyond) - Surrey NowWednesday, February 8, 2017
Performing Arts Centre on Friday, April 7, Show time 8 p.m., tickets $50.50/$66, Livenation.com.
“Tribute to George Zukerman”: Concert celebrates the lifelong work of the retired artistic director of White Rock Concerts, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, featuring Elmer Iseler Singers, Borealis String Quartet, James Campbell (clarinet), Bergmann Piano Duo. “Hear Mozart, Brahms and Gershwin in a ‘one of a kind’ spectacular evening to honour Mr. Zukerman’s outstanding contribution to classical music in Canada.” Tickets are $30, 604-507-6355, Bellperformingartscentre.com.
“An Evening with Frank Mills”: Concert features music by “Mr. Music Box Dancer,” on Friday, May 5 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. Info: bellperformingartscentre.com, 604-507-6355.
“Share a Smile”: Fourth annual event is a Valentine’s party hosted by Team Miracle Maya at Surrey’s Bombay Banquet Hall, on Saturday, Feb. 11 with food, dancing, entertainment by hip-hop artist Saint Soldier and more. “Help Team Miracle Maya raise $100,000 in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.” For info, email email@example.com or call 604-613-5242. Info: Teammiraclemaya.com, Facebook.com/teammiraclemaya.
“The Tides and Torrents Ceilidh”: Fourth annual fundraiser hosted by FVGSS: A Musical Theatre Company, on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Rose Room at Valleyview Funeral Home, Surrey, featuring live music, refreshments and snacks. “The most fun you’ll have at a funeral home.” Tickets $15/$20 via Brownpapertickets.com/event/2750217.
Oscar Night Gala hosted by Royal Canadian Theatre Company as fundraiser for its Youth Mentorship Programs, on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Sheraton Vancouver Hotel in Guildford, 4:30 p.m. start. “The evening is the red carpet/black tie event of the season and features a champagne reception, arts patronage, bubbles and cultur...
Gary Smith Passes - Standardbred CanadaFriday, January 6, 2017
Tim (Marina) of Ennismore, Julie, Brian (Staci) and Amy of Peterborough. Much adored ‘Pa’ to Owen, Leah, Miles and Lewis Smith. Brother of Sheila Drain (late Vance) of Tweed, Mel (Wendy) of White Rock, Teresa (Paul) Sirman of Kenora, Gordon (Mary) of Burnaby, Bill (Janice) of Peterborough, Peter of Peterborough, Rhonda (Jeff Bond) of Pontypool, Jamie (Stephanie) of Walkerton and Pamela of Peterborough. Missed by Gail’s sons Chris (Amy) Murray of Elora and Brent (Melissa) Murray of Peterborough. Grandpa of Ella, Charlotte and Raelyn Murray. Will also be missed by his farm dog Buster. Predeceased by his parents John Raymond Smith and Teresa Nora McLaren, sister Donna, younger brother Stanley Raymond and two infant brothers.
Gary loved Ennismore, loved being on the land, and most importantly loved his family whom he took particular interest in mentoring and instilling the life skills he held near. Proud of his accomplishments but forever striving to move forward, always with an eye to the future. He leaves a legacy built by his work ethic, determination, intelligence and guile. ‘May the work I’ve done speak for me.’
A visitation will be held at Hendren Funeral Homes, Lakefield Chapel on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016. Interment St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, with a reception to follow in the Church Hall. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or “Raise the Barn” Fund at Lang Pioneer Village. Friends may send condolences to Gary’s family by visiting hend...
Hells Angels still a significant force in BC despite the recent death of a member - Vancouver SunWednesday, December 7, 2016
Hells Angels and other pals at a service in south Surrey.
And they paid tribute to the 35-year-old heavy-duty mechanic Thursday with a procession of 200 to 300 bikers riding from the White Rock Hells Angels clubhouse to the Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre.
Bjorn Sylvest, 35, of the Metro Vancouver-based West Point Hells Angels chapter died July 3, 2016 while on a houseboat on Shuswap Lake. He is being mourned online by friends and fellow Hells Angels members. PNG
Among the mourners were bikers wearing patches of the Hells Angels, the Throttle Lockers, the Shadow Club, the Jesters, the Devil’s Army, the Castaways, the Ironworkers Motorcycle Club and the Horsemen Brotherhood.
While Sylvest’s West Point chapter has taken a hit with his death, the Hells Angels “remain active in British Columbia and overall membership appears to have remained consistent over the last few years,” RCMP Supt. Sandro Colasacco said in an interview.
He said the current membership of the HA in B.C. is about 120 in nine chapters.
“This number does fluctuate based on factors such as police enforcement initiatives and criminal charges,” said Colasacco, intelligence officer for the RCMP’s E Division.
“Previous investigations have made it clear that some members of the Hells Angels are involved in illicit drug, weapons and violence-related offences, including murder. It is for this reason that the Hells Angels and other outlaw motorcycle gangs remain a priority for the RCMP and our law enforcement partners.”
The West Point chapter was started in 2012 by a breakaway group of bikers t...
Community mourns doctor who put focus on health care in the north - CBC.caThursday, 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...
Audrey Ann 'Penny' Cline - The Altamont EnterpriseThursday, 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 NewsThursday, 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...