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Obituaries

Elaine had fond memories of her early life in BC, where her father was primarily a merchant. He had a successful general store in New Westminster that also served as a community gathering space when she was a child. He had a chicken farm in Hammond, where she held her fondest memories as a social teen. She spent time in the French communities of Winnipeg (St-Boniface and St-Malo) as well, a...

With great pride for the man he was, but also with great sadness, we announce the passing of James Leonard Brown on November 7, 2022 in Nelson, BC at the incredible age of 95.

A loving husband, a kind and gentle father and grandfather, James (Jim) was also a classy English gentleman. He was very distinguished, a snappy dresser with a sweet kind spirit. He was a faithful servant of God...

Fred died surrounded by the loving care of family in his home in Sproule Creek, ending his life where he always wanted to be.   And what a life: beloved husband, father and grandfather, bookseller, children’s book author, luthier, wood turner, sawmill worker, scholar, community activist, trade unionist, amateur astronomer. Fred’s interests and abilities ranged wide and touched many in...

April 6, 1955 — November 12, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eunice Hebert at the age of 67.

Eunice grew up in Salmo, BC, where she met Albert who became the lover of her life and husband for 47 years.

Eunice the “QUEEN” of Salmo (1972) was a beautiful, vibrant, and caring woman with a huge heart. Her love...

In the early morning hours of Sunday, October 30, 2022,  Keith passed away peacefully at Jubilee Manor in Nelson. He was 87 years old. Keith is survived by his wife of 64 years Leah, and their two sons, Cam (Corinne) and Blair. Keith also leaves behind 5 grandsons and 6 great grand children – soon to be 7.

Keith was born July 25, 1935 to Daniel and Mary (Maisie) McFadyen in Eriksdale...

Dad passed away the way he lived his life, surrounded by family, on Friday October 21, 2022. Family meant everything to Dad and most Sundays were spent together sharing a plate of pasta, a glass of wine, and some good conversation and laughs. Anyone who knew him knew how he loved to tell stories; he had an incredible memory right up until the end. Some of our last memories we have will be the...

Oct 19th, 1924 to Oct 29th, 2022

Isobel was born and raised in Vancouver and moved with her family (and best friend Anne) to Kootenay Lake in the spring of 1944 during World War II where her mom and dad built Sanca Park Resort. This is where she met her future husband, Wilf Bainbridge. They married in Vancouver in 1946 and lived at Boswell for a few years before moving...

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alfred “Alf” Anderson of Slocan, British Columbia, on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the age of 91 years. Alf led a busy and happy life with his many business adventures and job choices, ranging from farming, logging, mechanics and driving school bus. Music was a large part of Alf’s life from a very early age and continued throughout his...

Edward Sikula was born in Neusiedl, Austria, on August 5,1935 and emigrated to Canada with his mother Mary and his brother Michael Sikula, in 1952.  The family moved to Nelson where Ed was employed by Ramsay Cameras & Art Supplies, he was eternally grateful to Bill and Buddy Ramsay for helping him adjust to Canadian living.

He married Claudia Martin, (nee Dosenberger) on April 6,...

Irene was born in Rochdale, England to a Ukrainian family and move to Wawa, Ontario as a child. She moved to Nelson in the 70’s and met and married Don. She had a child, David, and began a long career as an Early Childhood Educator. She was loved and respected in her field. She had a grandchild named Luke that she called Lovey. She will be missed by Don, David, Amy, Luke, & so many more....

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