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Obituaries

It is with saddened hearts the family of Rosa, “Rosina,” or simply “Nonna,” Lorusso announces her passing at age 91. Rosina peacefully passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Kootenay Lake Hospital with her loving family around her.

Rosina’s life began June 21, 1930 in the village of Arcella, Avellino, Italy, where she grew up in the Campania countryside as the oldest of four children...

October 4, 1932- January 13, 2022

Long time Nelson resident and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Paul Cavanaugh, died peacefully at KLDH after a sudden, short illness at the age of 89.

Paul was born in North Bay, Ontario, the 6th of 7 children born to Norma and Ed Cavanaugh.

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It is with sadness and a heavy heart we announce that Jean quietly passed away on January 4, 2022 at the Trail hospital.

Jean was born in Hanna, AB on August 1, 1929.  She spent the first few years of her life growing up in East Coulie, AB, Silverton, BC and finally Salmo, BC at age 11.

Throughout her life in Salmo, Jean worked at various places in the area, her parents Shell...

With sadness, the family of Dave Wilson announces his death from Advanced Metastatic Melanoma on January 3, 2022 in his 63rd year.

Pre-deceased by his parents Doug Wilson (1994) and Sylvia Wilson (2012), he is survived by son Dylan Valian, and “pinhead” siblings Sharron Abbott (Allan), Paul (Brenda), Deborah Floyd (David) and little brother...

It is with heavy hearts, family and friends announce the passing of Donald Dozzi on December 5, 2021, at the Trail Hospital, the same hospital he was born at in 1946. 

Don passed away from prostate cancer which he bravely fought for years.  He graciously accepted his plight and was courageous until the end.

Don was the youngest son of four, born to Lilia and Odilio Dozzi.  He...

Dennis Girling of Nelson, BC passed away suddenly at his home on January 1, 2022.

Dennis earned his qualification as a Journeyman Electrician working on CP locomotives in Calgary.  He then split his career between working in the mining industry throughout BC and working in the oil patch overseas.  Upon retirement, he occupied himself with painting, fishing and spending time with his...

With great sadness we say good-bye to Don who, at the age of 91 years, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2021. Don was a long time resident of Regina, SK and at the time of his passing resided near Balfour, BC.

Born March 10, 1930 in Calgary, AB, Don lived in the city until 1949 when he left his family’s home for Edmonton to pursue a B.Sc. in Engineering (Civil, Geology) from the...

William Harold Miles was born in Prince Albert Saskatchewan in 1943.  His father, away in-training to help the efforts of WWII, was given a leave to return home to meet his new son and have him baptized.  William inherited a love for cinema while his father was the film projectionist at the Orpheum theatre and Pines Drive-in during his formative years in Prince Albert.  His love of technology...

t is with great sadness that we announce that Terry Halleran, another Nelson eccentric, has died. 

He may have tuned your piano, you may know him from the Hall Street mural, or you may have seen him vacuuming up dandelion seeds in his yard rather than using pesticides.  Any way you knew him, he was not forgettable. His involvement in the music of Nelson spans 50 years. 

In the ’...