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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Trail Times


OBITUARIES PAGE, MABEL “IRENE” – It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Irene Page on Friday, May 2nd at the age of 88. Irene was born December 16, 1925 in Young, Saskatchewan and was raised in Ontario. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1948 from the Ottawa Civic Hospital. She spent some time working in Toronto’s SickKids Hospital, after which, her adventurous spirit brought her to BC in 1951, where she met her future husband, John Page. She worked as a nurse in the Trail Regional Hospital in the Maternity Ward and after having her three sons, she continued with her career at the Medical Associates Clinic, retiring in 1985. Irene survived the biggest battle of her life, beating Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer at the age 56. Since 1983, she was an active volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Irene was instrumental in the formation of the Hospice and Palliative Care Program for Trail and District and sat with many people during their time of need. She was also a volunteer for the Trail and District Home Support Board, Choosing Wellness Program and along with her husband John, delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. Irene enjoyed travelling with her husband John and brother and sister in law, John and Flora Gilbert. Together they visited Europe, Hawaii, New Orleans and throughout the United States. She was an avid downhill skier and passed her passion onto her boys. She also enjoyed cross country skiing, hiking and taking long walks in and around Sunningdale. Irene will live on in the hearts of her loving sons, Scott (Norma) of Rossland, Brian (Betty-Ann) of Victoria and Barry (Sherry) of Trail. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, her pride and joy: Michael, Andrea, Alec, Finn, Ryan and Dylan. As well, she is survived by her brothers John (Flora) and Harold Gilbert and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John, parents David and Elisabeth Gilbert, sister Betty, sisters-in-law, Susan and Isabelle and nephews Sean and Fergus. Irene was a tremendously

loving and caring person who touched many lives with her compassion and respect for all. She was a member of the Trail Seniors Association and the Trail United Church. A Memorial Service will the held on Friday, May 9th at 10:30 am at the Trail United Church, Trail, BC with Reverend Michael Hare officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Irene’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at 908 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC, V1R 3N6. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www. *** BENNETT, VIOLET KATHLEEN “VI” – 1922 - 2014 It is with deep sorrow that the family of Violet Bennett announces her passing on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook at 92 years of age. Vi was born on April 20, 1922 in West Wickham, Kent, England. She worked in an airplane factory during WWII where she met and married Albert “Pinky” Bennett who was serving with the Canadian Army. She immigrated to Canada in June of 1945 as a war bride and she and Pinky settled in Trail, BC where Vi raised their three daughters. Vi moved to Cranbrook in the mid 1990s to be closer to Hazel and Bonnie. Joseph Creek Care Village was Vi’s final home, where she received loving and devoted care from their giving team of workers. Left to mourn Vi’s passing are her daughters Hazel (Alex) McDonald of Moyie, BC, Carol Franson of Terrace, BC and Bonnie (Dan) Ward of Creston, BC, 7 wonderful grandchildren and 17 incredible-great grandchildren. Vi was predeceased by her loving husband Albert Howard Bennett in 1976. A private graveside service for Vi will be held in the Trail Cemetery in June of 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh. com

Collector hoarded massive art trove

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN - Cornelius Gurlitt’s long-secret hoard of 1,280 major artworks set off an international uproar last year over the fate of art looted by the Nazis. Now his death has triggered a new round of speculation over who will eventually own his unparalleled collection. A spokesman for the reclusive German collector, who died Tuesday at age 81 at his apartment in Munich, said Gurlitt had living relatives but he would not say who they are. SUBMITTED PHOTO It was also not With Teck’s donation of $5,000, the Critical Care Campaign has reached immediately clear another milestone. The campaign is 70 per cent to its goal with $350,000 whether Gurlitt had raised. Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader Teck Metals written a will or whethLtd., presents this donation to Lisa Pasin, Director of Development KBRH er a Munich court Health Foundation. would appoint a curator of estate, which is often done in Germany BILLY JACK JR. if there are open questions surrounding an inheritance. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS enjoy the outdoors as he did, and After much back and SEATTLE - From the time he was his passion on the issue of climate forth, Gurlitt eventualfirst arrested, at the age of 14, for change should serve as an inspira- ly agreed last month to fishing near his home, Billy Frank tion to us all.” a deal with the German Jr. had been a fierce and tireless Gov. Jay Inslee added his praise. government under champion for salmon, tribal sover“Billy was a champion of tribal which hundreds of eignty and the right of Northwest rights, of the salmon and the works he owned would tribes to fish in their traditional environment,” the governor said. be checked for possible waters. “He did that even when it meant Nazi-era pasts while Nearly 70 years of advocacy ended putting himself in physical danger staying in government on Monday when the Nisqually or facing jail.” hands. A spokeswoman tribal elder died at his home near Frank’s Landing, his family’s for the Bavarian Olympia. He was 83. home along the Nisqually River, Justice Ministry told Frank figured prominently in became a focal point for fish-ins. The Associated Press Northwest fish-in demonstrations Frank and others continued to put on Tuesday that deal of the 1960s and 1970s that eventu- their fishing nets in the river in defi- would be binding on ally led to sweeping changes in how ance of state fishing regulations,. all possible heirs. salmon and other fish are managed Demonstrations staged across the Initially, Gurlitt had in Washington state. Northwest attracted national atten- insisted that all of the He was arrested more than 50 tion, and the fishing-rights cause art work belonged to times for “illegal fishing” during was taken up by celebrities such as him and nobody else. the protests that came to be known the actor Marlon Brando, who was “Everybody involved as the fish wars. Patterned after the arrested with others in 1964 for - the authorities as sit-ins of the civil rights movement, illegal fishing from an Indian canoe well as private people the campaign was part of larger on the nearby Puyallup River. who think some of nationwide movement in the 1960s Salmon was central to his cul- the art may have once for American Indian rights. ture, as with most Northwest tribes, belonged to their fam“Today, thanks to his courage and Frank devoted decades of his life ilies - wants to know and determined effort, our resour- to ensuring that fish, water and the more than anything ces are better protected, and more tribal way of life were protected, said what’s going to haptribes are able to enjoy the rights Washington state Sen. John McCoy, pen to the collection,” preserved for them more than a a member of the Tulalip tribe. said Markus Stoetzel, century ago,” President Barack “It all revolved around fishing a German lawyer speObama said in a statement. “Billy and the ability to fish,” McCoy said. cializing on the restinever stopped fighting to make sure “He found it extremely important tution of Nazi-looted future generations would be able to that this tradition be maintained.” art.

Leader helped restore tribal rights

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Trail Daily Times, May 07, 2014  
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May 07, 2014 edition of the Trail Daily Times