Archives for December 21, 2017
The children of long-time Naramata residents June and Bill June are honouring their deceased parents’ wishes with a $30,000 donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. This will enable the couple’s name to be linked with an individual patient room in Penticton Regional Hospital’s new tower.
On December 19, 2017 Earl Webster Chase passed away peacefully.
Earl was born September 15, 1925 in Hinton Trail Alberta. He was one 14 children, born to Gertrude and Webster Chase. He is predeceased by his son Clinton and his sisters, Alice, Doris, Cora, Florence, Ruth, Ruby, Edna, Pearl, and Mary. He is survived by his wife Glenna and his daughter Leslie, granddaughter Katie and great granddaughter Nina. He is also survived by his sisters Dorothy, Iris, Elma and brother Len and many nieces and nephews.
Earl served overseas in WWII in the BC Dragoon’s. He was a faller in the logging industry for many years and then worked as a rancher until he reached retirement age. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.
“Home is the hunter, home from the hills”.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the BC Heart Association. Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com.
Only 7% of practicing BC lawyers have that designation.
Welsh is primarily a criminal court lawyer. Served in a number of position in the BC and Canadian Bar Association
The cost of a Town of Oliver business licence has increased from the average $75.00 per year to $100 per year, dependent on the classification of the business.
The new fee schedule is available on the Town’s website www.oliver.ca
That is a 33.3 percent increase.
As part of the Oliver Council’s 2016-2018 Strategic Plan, a review and update of the Business Licence Bylaw was done to meet the current legislative requirements. The last update was in 2003.
Business Licence Bylaw 1368 was adopted by Council on November 27, 2017. The new Bylaw may be found on the Town’s website, at www.oliver.ca > Town Services > Business Licensing.
The Town would like to make our customers aware that invoices are being mailed out by January 31st of 2018 and due on or before March 31st, 2018. In the past, invoices were sent out in November and were due by January 15 of the current business year.
The Oliver Aktion Club is a great organization that doesn’t get a whole lot of media attention, but they definitely deserve it. Affiliated with the Oliver Kiwanis Club, its members are adults with developmental disabilities, age 18 and over, who are interested in serving their community.
They raise funds by holding bake sales, an occasional car wash (not in December!), basket raffles and 50/50 draws at Kiwanis functions, recycling drink containers and more. The Aktion Club then donates to several charities.
The SOS Medical Foundation is honoured to be among the organizations the Aktion Club has helped this year.
The club recently donated $2,000 to our PRH tower equipment campaign. Thank you for a wonderful gift.
Source: SOS Medical Foundation which states they are at the 75 percentile mark of a $20 million fund raising campaign.
Christmas was always a special time in all the Tomlin/Boult homes and I believe it was because our grandfather was an orphan shipped to Canada as a child and was left out of Christmas celebrations, so as a parent he went overboard to make sure his children never felt as he must have, at Christmas.
My memory happened over several years in the late 1950s. Many of you will remember our elementary school janitor, Joe Jackson, who lived in the school. He collected broken toys and fixed them up for needy children at Christmas. The Elks Club would take the toys along with a food hamper and my dad (Vic Tomlin) and Dr. Art White would put on Santa suits and deliver them on Christmas Eve.
I don’t know if Marlene White knew about this, but that was where her dad was on those nights. Of course the two Santa Clauses always took a bottle of ‘belly warmer’ with them and turned it into an adventure.
There was one family with three little children who’s father could not afford to feed his family but could afford to sit in the pub and play pool all day. So when they were at our house getting ready to leave they flipped a coin to see would deliver the gifts and who would kick his butt. He wasn’t home when they got there so all turned out well.
So Christmas Eve in the late 50s was spent without our dad being home, but we knew he was out making other children happy. The trip to the Indian Reserve was always a special experience and dad would have tears rolling down his checks when he told about these screaming excited children.
In later years the social clubs got together when planning the food hampers and gifts, to eliminate duplication. However, the Elks always looked after the native children. They decided to meet in the old Inkameep school, by the old village above Osoyoos Lake, on the Sunday before Christmas.
Dad would go up early in the morning split wood and build fires in the heaters to make sure the hall was warm when the people arrived. Dad and his brother Allen were Santa Clauses for many events at that time. I remember one Christmas we had no snow so they hired a sky diver to parachute into the airport. He landed behind a van where dad jumped out in his suit, put the parachute on his shoulders and came running out and toward the screaming kids dragging the chute behind him where he performed his Santa duties.
(Memories from 60 years ago – first spotted on Oliver Memories – Facebook)
Saturday December 23 (Alumni Day) – a drop in game at 1pm at the high school gym. Come one come all if you know how to play basketball.
It seems there is not enough interest in a current Hornets vs old timers game so – Mr. Basso will organize all players into teams for a number of drop in games depending on the interest level.
Basso: We will not be able to play the Current vs Past 3 year alumni game as this years Hornets can not field a team for the game. What I propose is that we have all the people that want to play show up at 1 and we will determine if we will have one game or 2 depending on how many players show up. The grade 8s will play an intersquad game at 12 noon.”