Watrous SK Obituaries and Funeral Related News
The Way it Was - Kimberley BulletinThursday, April 12, 2018
Marysville Motors in 1947 and in his words has “made a lot of friends and done very well” in that time.He began his career in the automotive business in 1919 at Saskatoon, went from there to Watrous, Sask., then joined General Motors Corporation as a field representative for a five year period. In 1942, he set himself into business at Calgary and moved to Marysville five years later.Mr. Rooney, who said he first considered retirement last summer, was born in Regina.His successor, Mr. Morton, leaves North Vancouver at the age of 37 after eight successful years in partnership there.Mr. Morton has been in the area for a short while trying to get his bearings before his predecessor leaves. Mr. Rooney, however, will remain to help his successor get established. Mr. Rooney, known throughout the district as Charlie, said Saturday morning that he and Mrs. Rooney would either move to Vancouver or Calgary in the near future.Mrs. Morton and the couple’s three children – Nancy, one, Raymond, three and Stephen, five – will come to Kimberley as soon as Bob locates a house.Now 37, Mr. Morton has been married seven years.He sold his share in the partnership to come to Kimberley. He was born in Calgary, spent 3 ½ years in the armed forces and saw duty with the occupation in Germany. He saw no actual war duty. He started in the garage and service station business in 1936.“34 Years Here, Mrs. Plant Dies”Mrs. Murial Plant, 62, mother of George Plant, Mrs. A.C. Jones and Mrs. G.W. Brown of Kimberley, died at St. Eugene Hospital, Cranbrook, February 27.Mrs. Plant was born at St. Andrews, Georgetown, British Guina in 1896 and she came to B.C. to set up residence at Kimberley with her husband in 1918.They lived here for 34 years before moving for seven years to Vancouver. From Vancouver, the couple returned to the East Kootenay to live at Cranbrook, where they remained for one year.Surviving besides the trio in Kimberley are her husband, George, of Cranbrook; daughters Mrs. H.J. Vine of Hazelton, Mrs. M.W. Sampson and Mrs. F.A. Burton of Cranbrook; a brother, James H. Rogers of Hamilton, Ontario and 16 grandchildren.Funeral services were held from the Pentecostal Tabernacle, March 4, with Rev. C. F...
Sask. community helps immigrant family return father's body to the Philippines - CBC.caTuesday, December 27, 2016
The Drake Elementary School and the Village of Drake are also taking donations from the community, which is about 140 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon.
Allan Mosewich is a funeral director in Watrous, Sask., who met the family the day of the accident.
Mosewich has been acting as their spokesperson and supporting them in the weeks of Muyco's death.
Residents moved by Muyco's story
He said everybody who heard Muyco's story had wanted to offer support.
"At this time of year people are thinking about Christmas and gathering their families all together," said Mosewich.
"And that's been impossible for Kluzy's family, even to have a proper funeral and burial, which would be customary in the Philippines to happen in the family home."
He said the Village of Drake donated the use of the community hall for the family to hold the local wake.
"They also offered a plot in the cemetery for Kluzy to be buried here but that's just not his wishes, or his family's wishes," said Mosewich.
"They would like to see him returned home. He's only been in Canada since February and they would like to have a funeral for the rest of the family back home."
So far, the GoFundMe page has raised more than $1,000 of its $10,000 goal.
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Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and TimesThursday, April 12, 2018
Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it was really that they were kids; they’re young kids,” said the mayor.“I think that’s what hits hard at most people.”(With files from Jonathon Brodie and Canadian Press) Let's block ads! (Why?)...
'I feel the pain:' Funeral for Humboldt radio announcer Tyler Bieber held today - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
The first funeral for the victims of a deadly Saskatchewan bus crash is being held today.Tyler Bieber was killed last week when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen people who were on the bus have died and 13 were injured.Bieber was a play-by-play radio announcer for the team and also worked as a broadcaster for 107.5 Bolt FM.Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM, is among 16 people killed in the crash. (CBC News)Outside the ceremony, Bieber's former neighbour remembered him as a good man."I knew him as a very soft person," said Jennifer Lawrence. "They were very, very sweet people."As a mother, Lawrence wanted to offer her condolences to the Bieber family."I feel the pain everybody is going through," said Jennifer Lawrence. "It could have happened to anybody."Bieber's former neighbour, Jennifer Lawrence, remembers him as a kind man.(Chanss Lagaden/CBC)It was Bieber's first season announcing for the Broncos. He also cove...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Thursday to honour the victims of the tragic collision. Last Friday, a tractor-trailer collided with a bus carrying the Homboldt Broncos team to a junior hockey playoff game in rural Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 passengers and injured 13 others aboard the bus.The group created a Facebook event for the idea where they encouraged others to don their favourite jerseys and share a photo of it online with the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt. The idea quickly caught on and politicians, celebrities, sports organizations, businesses, school boards, and many others in Canada and around the world have voiced their support and shared photos of their jerseys on Thursday.
On Twitter, a quick search of the hashtag revealed thousands of posts sharing photos of jerseys and the hashtag was the top trending topic on the website as of Thursday morning.
Jennifer Pinch, one of the co-organizers of the movement, told CTV News Channel that she’s surprised at how many people have joined in on the effort.
“It really represents that the whole world is behind the victims in Humboldt, the families, the moms, the dads, the communities, they’re not alone,” she said on Thursday morning.
The news of the horrific crash hit home for Pinch who has a 16-year-old son that plays hockey in the Langley Minor Hockey Association.
“I couldn’t believe it. There’s so much tragedy in this world and most of it is unrelatable, this is 100 per cent relatable,” she said. “Our kids are going to be ...