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Grace Martelli Shaull

Grace Martelli Shaull, 82, of Hope Mills, NC passed away Monday, July, 2018. 

Born April 13, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Mary Martelli.  Along with her parents, Grace was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, LaVerne R. Shaull; and brother, Anthony Martelli.

She is survived by her...

Violet Kosiancic

April 22, 1928 – July 16, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Violet Kosiancic on July 16, 2018.

Violet was born in Nelson B.C on April 22, 1928 to Leicester and Elsie Longden and was raised in the family home on Latimer Street. She got her education in Central school and the old High School on...

Edward Wallace Burgoyne

Edward Wallace Burgoyne passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital on July 16, 2018 with his loving wife beside him, just one week short of his 80th Birthday. Ed leaves behind to mourn his wife of 52 years Verna, sons John and Grant, grandchildren Tanner, Zak, Mckenna, Justin and Kyle.

Ed was born in Nanaimo BC and grew up in the...

Gerald Townsend

Gerald passed away July 20, 2018 with his daughter Sharon and niece Shelley by his side one week shy of his 89th birthday.

Gerald was born at home and delivered by his dad July 27, 1929 in Craik, Saskatchewan. He was the 9th child and youngest son of Harold and Caroline Townsend.

Gerald moved to Nelson in 1946 from...

Bonderud, William ‘Bill’

Bill Bonderud was born on April 24, 1927 in Leroy, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018 in Nelson, BC.

He is predeceased by his parents and also his son Kenneth.

Bill is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary, his daughter Carol (Kelly) Weiss, his grandchildren Paul (Lisa), Michael and Mark (Lisa), his great...

Bonderud, Kenneth ‘Ken’

Kenneth 'Ken' Bonderud was born on May 20, 1953 in Nelson, BC and passed away suddenly on July 2, 2018 in Trail, BC.

Ken is survived by his mother, Mary, his sister Carol (Kelly) Weiss and his son Michael.

A family gathering will be held to celebrate Ken’s life and also his father, Bill’s. Gwen Ziprick of Thompson Funeral Service...

Gavin, Velma ‘Fay’

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fay on July 2nd, 2018 in Nelson, BC.

She is predeceased by her husband Neil Gavin (2017), her son Samuel Gavin (1980), daughter in law Sharon Collier (2010), son in law Donald Perasso (2009) and many other family members.

Fay was born on September 3, 1932 in Calgary,...


Robert Watmough passed away June 26, 2018 at Nelson Jubilee Manor.  He was born April 24, 1931 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Geraldine (Gerry), Sister-in-law, Laurie Redman, one nephew and several nieces.  Very close family friend Linnea (Bryon) Richardson and family as well as relatives in B.C...

John Frederick Cherenko, Jr.

(Born Jan. 25, 1946, Rotterdam, Holland; Died June 30, 2018, Langley, BC.)

After a heroic battle with cancer, outliving his initial prognosis by some 15 years, John Cherenko passed peacefully from this world on June 30, 2018.

John worked in his younger days as a cook on fishing boats and as a driver...