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Obituaries

Josephine was born in Nelson, BC on September 3, 1938.  She was the second of seven children born to Mary and Sam Catenacci.

Jo attended St. Joseph’s School, graduating in 1955.  She started her career with Mutual Life of Canada in 1956.

She transferred with Mutual Life of Canada to Cranbrook, BC in 1976, where she spent the next 21 years until her retirement.  Her time in...

September 16, 1922-November 10, 2019

Long time Nelsonite and community leader, Hendrika “Henny” Christina Cherenko (nee Bos) has died and passed into the next life. Henny will be remembered for her work at MacDonald’s Bottling Co. (1955-1961) and at the Canada Manpower Centre (1961-1979) and for her community services such as:

Nelson United Church choir member, Eagles board...

Josephine Bourgeois was born in New Denver, BC, on May 12, 1933 and passed away in Nelson on November 6, 2019.

In 1951 during her working career she was employed at the Land Titles offices in Nelson and Vancouver. In 1954 she returned to Nelson, transferring to Forest Service.

On May 14, 1955 she married Joe Bourgeois. They lived in South Slocan for 52 years, where she was...

It is with deep sadness we have to announce the passing of Bo. He is survived by the love of his life Brenda, daughter Caitlin (Chris) (Beckett), mother Elsie, brothers Keith (Barb), Daryl (Louise), Rich (Karen), extended family Lua Gerun (Mike), (Brayden and Hailee), Josh Irving, (Caius), Ricky Nelson and step sons Todd Ronmark and Steven Ronmark( Haley ) (Kennedy, Hannah, Jayce, Kala, Ocean...

Tommaso “Tom” Lorusso, October 15, 1929 – October 20, 2019

It is with broken hearts, the family of Tommaso “Tom” Lorusso announces his passing. It was only recently we celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends. Tom passed away peacefully with his family around him on Sunday October 20, 2019. 

Tom’s life began October 15, 1929 in Modugno Bari, Italy, where he...

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, my sisters, brother and I lost our father, and our mother lost her partner of more than 66 years. It is difficult to sum up in a few short paragraphs the life of a man who touched our hearts and shaped our lives so profoundly.

Allan Russel MacDonald was born in Nelson on September 1, 1930, the fifth child of William Russel and Margaret MacDonald. He had...