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Obituaries

William Kozub 1933 to 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we mark the peaceful passing of William Kozub.

Bill was born in Saskatchewan and raised in Vernon B.C. He married Dorothy in Calgary AB, and raised his family there before retiring to Castlegar. Bill worked in management in the hotel industry for most of his career and then became a meat...

June 28, 1929 – August 17, 2022

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the passing of Joseph Wilfrid Valliere at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Centre on the evening of Wednesday,  August 17, 2022 at the age of 93 years.

As he drew his last breath, he was comforted by the loving warmth of his son, Andrew.

Wilf was born in Edam, Saskatchewan to...

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Antifaeff on August 20, 2022. He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the home that he built and loved. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 34 years, Sylvia Antifaeff. His children Virginia (Alvin) Naismith, Karl Naismith, Michelle (Joel) Temperley, Marlisa Antifaeff,...

Eric died peacefully at 104 years old at Mountain Lakes Seniors Community.

Eric’s care at Mountain Lakes was exemplary.

He is survived by his four children Valerie, Erica, Brian, Daphne, and their families. Eric was pre-deceased by Greta Smith in 2019, his wife of 75 years.

Eric spent 93 years on family property at Longbeach on Kootenay Lake.

A Celebration of Eric’s...

Our dear mum, Ellen June (Granny Junebug) Simard (nee Gardner), died peacefully in her armchair, cradled in the love of her family, on August 15, 2022, in Nelson, BC. 

Mum is free again, riding wild horses, climbing trees, and driving her Camaro in the loving company of her belated son, Kelly Charles Simard, mum Winnifred (Winnie) Beatrice Gardner (nee Ferguson), and dad Hubert (Bert)...

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Merle Olaf Hanson on August 5, 2022, at Kootenay Lake Hospital, with his family by his side. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 70 years, Corinne. His children Lorne (Sandi) Hanson, and Karen (Charles) Andrews. His grandchildren Michelle (Dale) Robertson...

It is with heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the passing of Damon Jackson Murray.

Damon, or DJ, passed away suddenly on July 30, 2022, aged 42, after a long battle with addiction. A loving son, brother, uncle, and friend, he will be greatly missed by his parents, Jeff and Lisa Murray (nee Schroeder); his sister Katy (Justin); his niece Sloane, his nephew Logan; his numerous...

Arthur Edward Read was born in Edmonton, Alberta on May 1st, 1947. On July 25, 2022, in Nelson, British Columbia, he lost his battle with cancer.

He is survived by the one he says he let get away, Rosie, his sons, Joey, Chad (Lisa), and Evan, their children, and his daughters, Kim, Jody (Eric), Cindy (Rande), Ralene, and Tamara...

Michael Douglas Rodgers passed away suddenly on July 23, 2022, aged 79. A dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, he will be missed greatly by his loving wife of 53 years, Noreen; his children Mick (Haruna), Kathleen (Darcy), and Keith (Fanny); his grandchildren Miki, Liam, and Raine; and his brother Phil (Sharon) and sister Jackie (Sam).

The family is grateful for the kindness and...