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Obituaries

Celebration of Life

Gone but not forgotten.

Join us to celebrate the life of Nancy Brown on August 14 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Lakeside Park (Rotary Shelter) in Nelson.

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May 30, 1946 – July 20, 2021

“Don’t worry, about a thing, ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright”

Bob Marley

Vernon (Vern) Guy Barker passed away in Nelson Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends at 7:55 pm on July 20, 2021 at the age of 75 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Unlike the way he lived, Vern left us quietly...

In Loving Memory of Bobbette – Joy Hudec (Graham)

Bobbi was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on April 15, 2021, Bobbi put up a strong hard fight against the cancer but sadly passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on July 9, 2021.

Bobbi was born in Winnipeg on August 1, 1951 to Jack and Amy Graham. Bobbi’s dad was in the Navy, they moved many times all...

It is with great sadness that the family of Norman Leslie Wagner “Wag” announce his sudden passing at his home in Balfour, BC at the age of 81 years.

Norman was born September 29, 1939 in Trail, BC to parents Fred and Helen Wagner. He had a brother Gordon and sisters, Carol and Janis. He received his schooling in Trail and graduated in the first grad class of J.L. Crowe High School. He...

Peacefully, in the early morning hours of July 4, 2021, Jessie Anne Barbara MacKenzie (née Easton) went to be with her Lord. Born in Nelson in 1932, Barbara (or “Babs” as she was known growing up) spent most of her school years in Castlegar. No stranger to the “Queen City of the Kootenays”, Barbara was the grand daughter of Jessie and William Byres, a stonemason whose capable work on...

Michael Gustin Balahura (Gus) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 3, 2021.

Gus was born on September 8, 1929 and grew up in a mining family in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and followed his sister Mary (Ferraro) out to Nelson in the spring of 1946. He immediately went to work at the age of 16 for the Canadian Pacific Railway as a fireman, shoveling coal into the...

January 22, 1960 ~ July 9, 2021

 Wendy Lamond (nee Zarikoff) of Okanagan Falls, beloved wife of Jim, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer on July 9, 2021 at the age of 61.

Wendy was born January 22, 1960 in Nelson, BC...

Ines Immacolata Piro was Born in Aprigliano, Cosenza, Italy on November 6, 1931. She passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital surrounded by her family on Monday, June 21, 2021.  She leaves behind her son Marcello Piro, daughter Jennifer De Laurentiis, granddaughters Evelina (Evan Mercier) De Laurentiis, Aimee (Robert Leduc) De Laurentiis, great granddaughters Aurella and Gabriella...

Tom was born in the Old Victorian Hospital in Kaslo on December 27, 1949, to Ted and Elaine Burns. He was very premature weighing just over 2lbs. It was touch and go for weeks but the nuns pulled him through by keeping him in a chick incubator to keep him warm. Mother, his brother Teddy and Betty Olsen brought him home to Ainsworth in the spring.

Tom was born with cerebral palsy which...

November 14, 1947 to June 14, 2021

Kevan James Gatenby died peacefully at his home in Winlaw, BC on June 14, 2021 at the age of 73 years. Kevan was born in Regina, SK, the oldest of four children born to Marian and James Gatenby.

Kevan grew up in Edmonton, AB where he first developed his lifelong passion for music,...

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