August 2015

Mary Irene Hucal


Mary Irene Hucal (nee Szczerba), 91, passed away on August 8, 2015

Mary was born in Broadvalley, MB, on December 30, 1923.  She grew up in Sproule Creek and moved to Blewett when she married Nick Hucal in 1941.  Mary was predeceased by her husband, Nick, in 1996 and her son, Nick Jr., in 2013.  She is survived by five sons:  Gary (Dian), Bruce (Pam), Ken, Richard, and Dave.  She is also survived by:  her daughter-in-law, Carol, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Thomas Francis Guy Burton

Thomas Francis Guy Burton

May 13, 1947 - August 11, 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Guy Burton, beloved husband and father, after a brief struggle with cancer. He was born in Toronto, and raised in Streetsville, Ontario.



April 3, 1949 – August 8, 2015

Bo was tragically killed during the Red Rocks Century bike ride in Evergreen, Colorado.  He was enjoying what he loved best to the very end, and did not suffer.  In his final moments, he was surrounded by fellow cyclists who came to his aid.

Steacy, Lois Marilyn

Marilyn Steacy, of Balfour, BC, passed away on Saturday, august 8, 2015, at her home, with her family by her side. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, on June 8, 1939, Marilyn grew up in a farmhouse near Pense.

Zeeman, Petronella



ZEEMAN:  On Thursday, July 30, 2015, Petronella (Nel) Zeeman of Balfour, BC  passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson.

Nel was born May 11, 1927 in the Netherlands.  Nel and Jack were married on July 13, 1945, and they came to Canada in May of 1954.  After several years in Alberta, they settled in Cranbrook in the fall of 1959, where they lived until they moved to Balfour in 1970.  They were together until Jack’s death on July 16, 2004.