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Obituaries

November 1, 1935 ~ November 2, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Henry David Hellekson on November 2, 2020. Henry passed way peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital with his son David at his side.

Henry married Louise (Bonacci) in Nelson, BC where they went on to raise their two children, Karen and...

July 19, 1936 – Nov. 4, 2020

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father, Terry Wayling. On Nov. 4, 2020 Terry passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital with his immediate family by his side.

Terry was born in Lethbridge, Alberta to Richard and Vera Wayling, the third son in a family of 4 boys. He spent much of his younger years...

June 9, 1943 – October 22, 2020

Jerry Ernest Simmons, 77, of Slocan, BC passed away in his home on October 22, 2020.

Jerry had the ability to brighten the lives of all who knew him.

Born in Trail, BC on June 9, 1943 to Bert and Anna Simmons, Jerry grew up in Passmore, then moved to Nelson where he met...

On Oct 18, 2020, Peter “Pete” Barnes died peacefully at his home in Nelson, BC of congestive heart failure, at the age of 84 years.

Pete was born in Watson, Saskatchewan on Dec 23, 1935 to Polly and Jim Sr. Barabonoff.  Later his parents would change their last name to Barbonoff.  Pete grew up on a mixed use farm to no running water or power initially.  Pete remembers helping his dad...

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lillian Margaret Cox (Lil) on October 15, 2020, 30 years to the day of the passing of her husband Vern.

Mom was born in Fernie, BC, April 12, 1922, to Frederick and Martha Hutchinson.  In 1947 Lil moved to Nelson where she married Vern Cox and raised their children.  Mom’s passions, along with her family, were gardening and...

Richard (Dick) Otto Wallin passed away peacefully in Nelson, BC at the age of 89. He was born in Coronation, AB on June 4, 1931.

He was predeceased by his wife Elsie, Parents Nils and Petra Wallin and his sister Pat. He is survived by his son James, stepchildren, Peter, Cheryl and Richard, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, his brother Jamie and brother-in-law Brian as well as...